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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097771/subclinical-pulmonary-dysfunction-contributes-to-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-susceptibility-in-healthy-non-mountaineers
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Rajinder K Gupta, Poonam Soree, Koundinya Desiraju, Anurag Agrawal, Shashi Bala Singh
HAPE susceptible (HAPE-S, had HAPE episode in past) subjects may have subclinical cardio-pulmonary dysfunction. We compared the results of pulmonary function tests in 25 healthy HAPE-S non-mountaineers and 19 matched HAPE resistant (HAPE-R, no HAPE episode in past). Acute normobaric hypoxia (FIo2 0.12) was administered at sea level to confirm hypoxia intolerance in HAPE-S. Unlike HAPE-R, HAPE-S subjects had elevated baseline and post-hypoxia systolic pulmonary arterial pressures (20.9 ± 3 vs 27.3 ± 5 mm Hg during normoxia and 26...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071897/-characteristics-of-deqi-induced-by-needling-zusanli-st-36-in-527-healthy-volunteers-with-different-constitutions
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Fei Liu, Xiao-Guang Yang, Xue-Zhi Li, Ni-Ni Fu, Xiao-Fang Xi, Yi Ren
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the theory of constitution in terms of Chinese medicine and clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment via analyzling the characteristics of Deqi during acupuncture stimulation of Zusanli (ST 36) in healthy volunteers with different constitutions. METHODS: In the present study, a total of 527 healthy undergraduate student volunteers (267 girls and 260 boys) were recruited. They received questionnaire first about their constitutions in accordance with Professor WANG Qi's Classification and Determination of Constitution in terms of Chinese medicine...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025198/foam-dressings-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Rachel M Walker, Brigid M Gillespie, Lukman Thalib, Niall S Higgins, Jennifer A Whitty
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure injuries and bed sores, are localised areas of injury to the skin or underlying tissues, or both. Dressings made from a variety of materials, including foam, are used to treat pressure ulcers. An evidence-based overview of dressings for pressure ulcers is needed to enable informed decision-making on dressing use. This review is part of a suite of Cochrane Reviews investigating the use of dressings in the treatment of pressure ulcers...
October 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988382/does-time-of-surgery-and-complication-have-any-correlation-in-the-management-of-hip-fracture-in-elderly-and-can-early-surgery-affect-the-outcome
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S K Rai, Rohit Varma, S S Wani
OBJECTIVE: Hip fractures in the elderly are usually associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and affect quality of life. On review of published data, the current guidelines in the literature indicate that early surgery should be performed within 24 h of injury because it is associated with better functional outcomes and lower rates of perioperative complications and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether any correlation exists between early surgical intervention and functional outcomes...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964620/-fasciocutaneous-flap-reliable-by-deep-femoral-artery-perforator-for-the-treatment-of-ischial-pressure-ulcers
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L Gebert, F Boucher, A Lari, F Braye, A Mojallal, M Ismaïl
INTRODUCTION: The surgical management of pressure ulcers in the paraplegic or quadriplegic population is marked by the high risk of recurrence in the long-term. In the current era of perforator flaps, newer reconstructive options are available for the management of pressure ulcers, decreasing the need to use the classically described muscular or musculocutaneous locoregional flaps. The coverage of ischial sores described in this article by a pedicled flap based on a deep femoral artery perforator, appears to be an effective first-line reconstructive option for the management of limited size pressure ulcers...
September 27, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956152/which-factors-are-independent-predictors-of-early-recovery-of-mobility-in-the-older-adults-population-after-hip-fracture-a-cohort-prognostic-study
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Mattia Morri, Cristiana Forni, Maura Marchioni, Elena Bonetti, Francesca Marseglia, Andrea Cotti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to identify all factors that might influence the short-term recovery of mobility in older adults' patients after hip surgery. METHODS: A prospective cohort prognostic study was carried out. The study enrolled all consecutive patients aged 65 years or over admitted for hip fracture due to fragility. Patients were monitored from their admission into the emergency department of the hospital, until their discharge. The level of mobility was measured by the ILOA scale, administered during the 6th day of hospitalisation...
September 27, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877110/predictors-of-intraoperative-pressure-injury-in-patients-undergoing-major-hepatobiliary-surgery
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Yan Chen, Li He, Wei Qu, Chen Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with pressure injury (PI) development in patients undergoing major hepatobiliary surgery requiring general anesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective medical review and analysis. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Medical records from 803 patients undergoing hepatobiliary surgery from October 2015 to October 2016 were reviewed. The study setting was a 3400-bed military academic medical center in the northeast region of China...
September 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826916/surgical-treatment-of-intramedullary-ependymomas
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Marek Prokopienko, Przemysław Kunert, Anna Podgórska, Andrzej Marchel
OBJECT: The aims of this study were to present the results of surgery for intramedullary ependymomas (IEs), analyze complication and recurrence rates, and analyze factors that might influence outcome. METHODS: The charts of 29 consecutive patients (women - 8, men - 21; mean age - 38 years; range: 18-72) operated for IE were retrospectively analyzed. Mean follow-up was 9 years. Eighteen tumors (62%) were located in the cervical or cervicothoracic spine, and average tumor length was four spinal levels...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706861/nutech-functional-score-a-novel-scoring-system-to-assess-spinal-cord-injury-patients
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Geeta Shroff, Jitendra Kumar Barthakur
AIM: To develop a new scoring system, nutech functional scores (NFS) for assessing the patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: The conventional scale, American Spinal Injury Association's (ASIA) impairment scale is a measure which precisely describes the severity of the SCI. However, it has various limitations which lead to incomplete assessment of SCI patients. We have developed a 63 point scoring system, i.e., NFS for patients suffering with SCI. A list of symptoms either common or rare that were found to be associated with SCI was recorded for each patient...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652634/-a-pilot-study-on-pain-assessment-among-elderly-with-severe-dementia-br-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-of-reggio-emilia-district
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Annalisa Bargellini, Stefano Mastrangelo, Monica Cervi, Michele Bagnasco, Jlenia Reghizzi, Sandra Coriani
. A pilot study on pain assessment among elderly with severe dementia in residential aged care facilities of Reggio Emilia district. INTRODUCTION: Despite the availability of pain assessment tools and best practice recommendations for the assessment and management of pain in people with severe dementia, pain in residential aged care facilities is still undetected or misinterpreted. OBJECTIVE: To assess pain prevalence and analgesic load medication in people with severe cognitive impairment admitted to residential aged care facilities of Reggio Emilia (Italy) province...
April 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631809/anabolic-steroids-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Cho Naing, Maxine A Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers develop as a result of a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue, or both. The ulcers usually arise over a bony prominence, and are recognised as a common medical problem affecting people confined to a bed or wheelchair for long periods of time. Anabolic steroids are used as off-label drugs (drugs which are used without regulatory approval) and have been used as adjuvants to usual treatment with dressings, debridement, nutritional supplements, systemic antibiotics and antiseptics, which are considered to be supportive in healing of pressure ulcers...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631704/-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-intracardiac-thrombosis-a-description-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Z S Alekberova, P S Ovcharov, T A Lisitsyna, A V Volkov, T V Popkova
Behçet's disease (BD) is systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, which is more common in the countries located along the Great Silk Road. The disease is diagnosed if a patient has 4 key diagnostic signs: aphthous stomatitis, genital sores, and eye and skin lesions. Vascular diseases referred to as minor criteria for BD are characterized by the formation of aneurysms and thrombosis, predominantly in the venous bed. In venous disorders, a blood clot can form in any vessel, including caval, cerebral, pulmonary, and other veins...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447852/pressure-ulcers-prevalence-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-systematic-review-2000-2015
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Ahmad Tubaishat, Panos Papanikolaou, Denis Anthony, Laila Habiballah
Little is known about the prevalence of pressure ulcer (PrU) in acute care settings. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence rate of PrU in acute care settings and to assess the methodological quality of the reviewed publications. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, British Nursing Index, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched using the keywords pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer or bed sore or pressure sore or pressure injury, with prevalence and acute care, for studies published between January 2000 and December 2015...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321192/quantifying-the-frictional-forces-between-skin-and-nonwoven-fabrics
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Kavinda Jayawardana, Nicholas C Ovenden, Alan Cottenden
When a compliant sheet of material is dragged over a curved surface of a body, the frictional forces generated can be many times greater than they would be for a planar interface. This phenomenon is known to contribute to the abrasion damage to skin often suffered by wearers of incontinence pads and bed/chairbound people susceptible to pressure sores. Experiments that attempt to quantify these forces often use a simple capstan-type equation to obtain a characteristic coefficient of friction. In general, the capstan approach assumes the ratio of applied tensions depends only on the arc of contact and the coefficient of friction, and ignores other geometric and physical considerations; this approach makes it straightforward to obtain explicitly a coefficient of friction from the tensions measured...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269085/detection-of-motion-and-posture-change-using-an-ir-uwb-radar
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Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer
Impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar has recently emerged as a promising candidate for non-contact monitoring of respiration and heart rate. Different studies have reported various radar based algorithms for estimation of these physiological parameters. The radar can be placed under a subject's mattress as he lays stationary on his back or it can be attached to the ceiling directly above the subject's bed. However, advertent or inadvertent movement on part of the subject and different postures can affect the radar returned signal and also the accuracy of the estimated parameters from it...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237700/prostaglandin-e1-reduces-the-keratinocyte-toxicity-of-sorafenib-by-maintaining-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-activity-and-enhancing-the-camp-response-element-binding-protein-creb-activity
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Hiroaki Shichiri, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Maya Tokura, Takahiro Ishida, Atsushi Uda, Toshinori Bito, Chikako Nishigori, Tsutomu Nakagawa, Takeshi Hirano, Ikuko Yano, Midori Hirai
Hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) is a common side effect of multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitors (mTKIs). HFSR can necessitate dose reductions or interruption of therapy owing to its negative effect on the quality of life. Therefore, effective use of mTKIs requires measures to prevent HFSR. We evaluated the effect of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) on HFSR, because PGE1 is already used to treat bed sores and skin ulcers and has established angiogenic and antiproliferative effects in keratinocytes. We found that the pathogenesis of sorafenib-induced HFSR is characterized by a decrease in levels of a phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227306/detection-of-motion-and-posture-change-using-an-ir-uwb-radar
#18
Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen
Impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar has recently emerged as a promising candidate for non-contact monitoring of respiration and heart rate. Different studies have reported various radar based algorithms for estimation of these physiological parameters. The radar can be placed under a subject's mattress as he lays stationary on his back or it can be attached to the ceiling directly above the subject's bed. However, advertent or inadvertent movement on part of the subject and different postures can affect the radar returned signal and also the accuracy of the estimated parameters from it...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062347/cognitive-interview-based-validation-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-version-of-the-common-terminology-criteria-for-adverse-events-in-adolescents-with-cancer
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Bryce B Reeve, Molly McFatrich, Laura C Pinheiro, David R Freyer, Ethan M Basch, Justin N Baker, Janice S Withycombe, Lillian Sung, Jennifer W Mack, Mia K Waldron, Catriona Mowbray, Diana Palma, Pamela S Hinds
CONTEXT: The National Cancer Institute created the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) to allow direct input on symptomatic adverse events (AEs) from adult patients in oncology trials. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the youngest age to complete the PRO-CTCAE, evaluated comprehension of PRO-CTCAE among adolescents, tested new items not currently in PRO-CTCAE, and tested a parent-proxy version...
April 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060032/validation-of-a-model-for-predicting-pressure-injury-risk-in-patients-with-vascular-diseases
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Tonya Moyse, Jacqueline Bates, Matthew Karafa, Angela Whitman, Nancy M Albert
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate a 10-factor model of risk factors for hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) risk in patients with vascular disease. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Medical reviews identified 800 patients from a 1063 admissions to a 1400 bed quarternary care hospital in the midwestern United States. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients treated during an 18-month period on a medical-surgical vascular progressive care unit were reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
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