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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154510/occupational-health-survey-of-cosmetologists-in-minnesota
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Kathleen G Norlien, Adrienne Landsteiner, Angeline Carlson
Cosmetologists face a variety of occupational health and safety challenges. To gather information on respiratory issues related to work as a cosmetologist, licensed cosmetologists were invited by e-mail to participate in a short online survey. The survey collected demographic data, work history, respiratory symptoms, product usage, and health and safety training. Results revealed that while 57% of cosmetologists reported having received training on customer or consumer safety, only 10.5% had received training on worker health such as work-related asthma and/or breathing issues...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154433/cardiac-muscle-wasting-in-individuals-with-cancer-cachexia
#2
Anush Barkhudaryan, Nadja Scherbakov, Jochen Springer, Wolfram Doehner
AIMS: Cachexia is a severe complication of cancer that adversely affects the course of the disease and is associated with high rates of mortality. Patients with cancer manifest symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and impaired exercise tolerance, which are clinical signs of chronic heart failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac muscle wasting in cancer individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analysed 177 individuals who died of cancer, including 58 lung, 60 pancreatic, and 59 gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and 42 cancer-free controls who died of other, non-cardiovascular reasons...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151495/acute-pericarditis-following-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#3
Akio Nakata, Isao Aburadani, Koichirou Kontani, Satoshi Hirota
We describe the case of a 45-year-old Japanese man who developed acute pericarditis following an acute pulmonary thromboembolism. He had developed shortness of breath 7 days prior to hospitalization and was admitted with severe dyspnea. Echocardiography and laboratory results were compatible with acute pulmonary thromboembolism, which was confirmed by contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography. On the third hospital day, he experienced chest pain exacerbated by inspiration. On the fourth hospital day, his body temperature increased to 39°C and echocardiography revealed circumferential pericardial effusion...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150126/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Juan José Santos Mateo, María Sabater Molina, Juan Ramón Gimeno Blanes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common inherited cardiovascular disease. It is characterized by increased ventricular wall thickness and is highly complex due to its heterogeneous clinical presentation, several phenotypes, large number of associated causal mutations and broad spectrum of complications. It is caused by mutations in sarcomeric proteins, which are identified in up to 60% of cases of the disease. Clinical manifestations of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy include shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations and syncope, which are related to the onset of diastolic dysfunction, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, ischemia, atrial fibrillation and abnormal vascular responses...
November 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145849/monitoring-so2emission-trends-and-residents-perceived-health-risks-from-pgm-smelting-at-selous-metallurgical-complex-in-zimbabwe
#5
Patrick Gwimbi
BACKGROUND: Persistently high sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from platinum group metal (PGM) smelting pose a major threat to communities located around smelters. This paper examined SO2 emission trends, emission regulations and residents' perceived health risks from exposures to such emissions at Selous Metallurgical Complex (SMC) PGM smelting facility in Zimbabwe. METHODS: SO2 data from roof monitoring sites at the smelter furnace were aggregated into annual, quarterly and monthly emission trends from 2008 to 2015...
November 16, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145311/pulmonary-hypertension-as-a-manifestation-of-mitochondrial-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Shan Xu, Xiaoling Xu, Jisong Zhang, Kejing Ying, Yuquan Shao, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial diseases are a group of multisystem heterogeneous diseases caused by pathologic dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. A wide range of clinical expression has been described. However, pulmonary hypertension has rarely been described in association with mitochondrial disease until the past decade, and there is no currently recognized treatment for the pulmonary hypertension complicated with mitochondrial disorder. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported the case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with shortness of breath and exercise limitation after a cold, and the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension was confirmed by right heart catheter...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142818/shortness-of-breath-on-exertion-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words
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Chrysanthos Grigoratos, Andrea Barison, Giancarlo Todiere, Giovanni Donato Aquaro
This is the case of a 78-year-old male patient that underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) due to shortness of breath. An unanticipated diagnosis of a giant pseudoaneurysm with a "guitar-like" appearance was made and patient was sent for urgent ventriculoplasty. CMR offered striking illustrative images allowing for previously unsuspected diagnosis to be made and patient's therapeutic management modified. Moreover, in this case, we emphasize the paramount importance of differentiating between true aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, clefts, and diverticuli since each pathology has completely different management and prognosis that vary from benign to potentially fatal if not immediately treated...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142479/medication-beliefs-predict-medication-adherence-in-ambulatory-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#8
Kelly L Hayward, Patricia C Valery, Jennifer H Martin, Antara Karmakar, Preya J Patel, Leigh U Horsfall, Caroline J Tallis, Katherine A Stuart, Penny L Wright, David D Smith, Katharine M Irvine, Elizabeth E Powell, W Neil Cottrell
AIM: To investigate the impact of medication beliefs, illness perceptions and quality of life on medication adherence in people with decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: One hundred adults with decompensated cirrhosis completed a structured questionnaire when they attended for routine outpatient hepatology review. Measures of self-reported medication adherence (Morisky Medication Adherence Scale), beliefs surrounding medications (Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire), perceptions of illness and medicines (Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire), and quality of life (Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire) were examined...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142385/blowing-bubbles-helps-intubation
#9
David Howe
Rocuronium is commonly used in preference to suxamethonium for rapid sequence induction in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We describe a patient who suffered significant neck trauma following a suicide attempt. On initial presentation to accident and emergency, he was an easy intubation with a Grade 1 view obtained at laryngoscopy. After surgery to repair his neck laceration, he was extubated and discharged from ICU. He later developed a severe aspiration pneumonia and required reintubation. After induction and paralysis with suxamethonium, the best view at laryngoscopy was a Grade 3 despite the use of different laryngoscopes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135404/-bilateral-total-lung-lavage-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
#10
Müge Erbay, Yılmaz Bülbül, Funda Öztuna, Mehmet Kılıç, Neslihan Özçelik, Şafak Ersöz
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare pulmonary disease characterised by alveolar accumulation of surfactant composed of proteins and lipids. Three main categories of PAP have been defined depending on the aetiology: primer/idiopathic, neonatal/congenital, secondary and exogenous/environmental exposure. Radiologically diffuse ground glass opacities, interlobular and intralobular septal thickening is seen. Although open lung biopsy is accepted as the gold standard in diagnosis, it can be diagnosed by showing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid with a milky appearance and periodic acid-schiff (PAS) positive globules in biopsy with clinical and radiological findings...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135232/confocal-raman-microscopy-for-the-determination-of-protein-and-quaternary-ammonium-ion-loadings-in-biocatalytic-membranes-for-electrochemical-energy-conversion-and-storage
#11
Rong Cai, Sofiene Abdellaoui, Jay P Kitt, Cullen Irvine, Joel Harris, Shelley D Minteer, Carol Korzeniewski
The need to immobilize active enzyme, while ensuring high rates of substrate turnover and electronic charge transfer with an electrode, is a centrally important challenge in the field of bioelectrocatalysis. In this work, we demonstrate the use of confocal Raman microscopy as a tool for quantitation and molecular-scale structural characterization of ionomers and proteins within biocatalytic membranes to aid in the development of energy efficient biofuel cells. A set of recently available short side chain Aquivion ionomers spanning a range of equivalent weight (EW) suitable for enzyme immobilization was investigated...
November 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131420/chromatographic-analysis-of-voc-patterns-in-exhaled-breath-from-smokers-and-nonsmokers
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Simonetta Capone, Maria Tufariello, Angiola Forleo, Valentina Longo, Lucia Giampietruzzi, Antonio Vincenzo Radogna, Flavio Casino, Pietro Siciliano
Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases. The analysis of exhaled breath for exogenous and endogenous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can provide fundamental information on active smoking and insight into the health damage that smoke is creating. Various exhaled Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) have been reported as typical of smoking habit and recent tobacco consumption, but to date, no eligible biomarkers have been identified. Aiming to identify such potential biomarkers, in this pilot study we analysed the chemical patterns of exhaled breath from 26 volunteers divided in groups of nonsmokers and subgroups of smokers sampled at different periods of withdrawal from smoking...
November 13, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126535/diagnostic-value-of-quantitative-chest-ct%C3%A2-scan-in-a-case-of-spontaneous%C3%A2-pneumothorax
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Kathryn H Melamed, Fereidoun Abtin, Igor Barjaktarevic, Christopher B Cooper
An 18-year-old woman with no previous medical history presented to an outside hospital facility with acute chest pain. She had mild shortness of breath, particularly with exertion, for the prior 2 months.
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125918/in-vitro-characterization-of-the-eflow-closed-system-nebulizer-with-glycopyrrolate-inhalation-solution
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Stephen Pham, Gary T Ferguson, Edward Kerwin, Thomas Goodin, Alistair Wheeler, Andrea Bauer
BACKGROUND: Glycopyrrolate administered by a novel, investigational eFlow(®) Closed System (CS) nebulizer (eFlow CS) is being evaluated for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The eFlow CS is a hand-held, vibrating membrane nebulizer optimized to deliver 1 mL of glycopyrrolate solution into the lung in <3 minutes. Clinical studies have shown improvements in lung function of subjects treated with nebulized glycopyrrolate. METHODS: The aerosol performance of the eFlow CS nebulizer was characterized by delivered dose, aerodynamic droplet size distribution and nebulization time...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123434/the-prevalence-of-abnormal-leukocyte-count-and-its-predisposing-factors-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-saudi-arabia
#16
Anwar E Ahmed, Yosra Z Ali, Ahmad M Al-Suliman, Jafar M Albagshi, Majid Al Salamah, Mohieldin Elsayid, Wala R Alanazi, Rayan A Ahmed, Donna K McClish, Hamdan Al-Jahdali
Introduction: High white blood cell (WBC) count is an indicator of sickle cell disease (SCD) severity, however, there are limited studies on WBC counts in Saudi Arabian patients with SCD. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of abnormal leukocyte count (either low or high) and identify factors associated with high WBC counts in a sample of Saudi patients with SCD. Methods: A cross-sectional and retrospective chart review study was carried out on 290 SCD patients who were routinely treated at King Fahad Hospital in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122915/elevated-lung-clearance-index-in-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis-shortly-after-birth
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Elisabeth Kieninger, Sophie Yammine, Insa Korten, Pinelopi Anagnostopoulou, Florian Singer, Urs Frey, Anne Mornand, Maura Zanolari, Isabelle Rochat, Daniel Trachsel, Dominik Mueller-Suter, Alexander Moeller, Carmen Casaulta, Philipp Latzin
It is not known at what age lung function impairment may arise in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). We assessed lung function shortly after birth in infants with CF diagnosed by newborn screening.We performed infant lung function measurements in a prospective cohort of infants with CF and healthy controls. We assessed lung clearance index (LCI), functional residual capacity (FRC) and tidal breathing parameters. The primary outcome was prevalence and severity of abnormal lung function (±1.64 z-scores) in CF...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122314/blood-transcriptional-and-microrna-responses-to-short-term-exposure-to-disinfection-by-products-in-a-swimming-pool
#18
Almudena Espín-Pérez, Laia Font-Ribera, Karin van Veldhoven, Julian Krauskopf, Lutzen Portengen, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Roel Vermeulen, Joan O Grimalt, Cristina M Villanueva, Paolo Vineis, Manolis Kogevinas, Jos C Kleinjans, Theo M de Kok
BACKGROUND: Swimming in a chlorinated pool results in high exposure levels to disinfection by-products (DBPs), which have been associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. OBJECTIVES: By studying molecular responses at the blood transcriptome level we examined the biological processes associated with exposure to these compounds. METHODS: Whole-genome gene expression and microRNA analysis was performed on blood samples collected from 43 volunteers before and 2h after 40min swimming in an indoor chlorinated pool (PISCINAII study)...
January 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119058/next-generation-in-vivo-optical-imaging-with-short-wave-infrared-quantum-dots
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Oliver T Bruns, Thomas S Bischof, Daniel K Harris, Daniel Franke, Yanxiang Shi, Lars Riedemann, Alexander Bartelt, Frank B Jaworski, Jessica A Carr, Christopher J Rowlands, Mark W B Wilson, Ou Chen, He Wei, Gyu Weon Hwang, Daniel M Montana, Igor Coropceanu, Odin B Achorn, Jonas Kloepper, Joerg Heeren, Peter T C So, Dai Fukumura, Klavs F Jensen, Rakesh K Jain, Moungi G Bawendi
For in vivo imaging, the short-wavelength infrared region (SWIR; 1000-2000 nm) provides several advantages over the visible and near-infrared regions: general lack of autofluorescence, low light absorption by blood and tissue, and reduced scattering. However, the lack of versatile and functional SWIR emitters has prevented the general adoption of SWIR imaging by the biomedical research community. Here, we introduce a class of high-quality SWIR-emissive indium-arsenide-based quantum dots (QDs) that are readily modifiable for various functional imaging applications, and that exhibit narrow and size-tunable emission and a dramatically higher emission quantum yield than previously described SWIR probes...
2017: Nature biomedical engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112988/relationship-between-spending-on-electronic-cigarettes-30-day-use-and-disease-symptoms-among-current-adult-cigarette-smokers-in-the-u-s
#20
Tingting Yao, Wendy Max, Hai-Yen Sung, Stanton A Glantz, Rachel L Goldberg, Julie B Wang, Yingning Wang, James Lightwood, Janine Cataldo
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and disease symptoms compared with the relationship between 30-day e-cigarette use and disease symptoms among adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Tobacco and Attitudes Beliefs Survey which included 533 respondents aged 24+ who were current cigarette smokers and e-cigarette ever users. Fifteen self-reported disease symptoms were included as outcome variables...
2017: PloS One
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