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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531365/a-rare-case-of-primary-ovarian-carcinoid
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Karan Saraf, Efterpi Tingi, Adrian Brodison, Sanjay Sinha
We present a rare case in an elderly Caucasian lady of primary ovarian carcinoid tumor, causing symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome and severe carcinoid heart disease. Carcinoid tumors are the commonest neuroendocrine tumors, the majority of which are found in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Ovarian carcinoids represent only 0.1% of all ovarian neoplasms and 1% of all carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid syndrome can present with flushing, diffuse watery diarrhea, wheezing and breathlessness and in advanced cases lead to carcinoid heart disease...
May 20, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516877/validity-of-the-workers-productivity-and-activity-impairment-questionnaire-specific-health-problem-wpai-shp-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Kathleen Morrisroe, Wendy Stevens, Molla Huq, Joanne Sahhar, Gene-Siew Ngian, Jane Zochling, Janet Roddy, Susanna M Proudman, Mandana Nikpour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the construct validity of the Workers Productivity and Impairment Activity Index: Specific Health Problem (WPAI:SHP) in Australian systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: SSc patients, identified through the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study database, completed the WPAI:SHP and a quality of life instrument (PROMIS-29) cross-sectionally. The construct validity of the WPAI:SHP was assessed by the correlations between the WPAI:SHP and a range of SSc health states...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511424/mechanism-and-immediate-outcome-of-significant-mitral-regurgitation-following-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty-with-jomiva-balloon
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Shanmuga Sundaram, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Rajendiran Gopalan, Ramasamy Palanimuthu, Premkrishna Anandhan, Rinku Mary Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV) with inoue balloon is the most common technique being followed worldwide. Over the wire BMV is a modified technique with Joseph Mitral Valvuloplasty (JOMIVA) balloon and is being followed in certain centres. We hypothesized that, the incidence and mechanism of Mitral Regurgitation (MR) is likely to be different from that of inoue balloon. AIM: To assess the mechanism and immediate clinical outcome of significant MR following BMV with JOMIVA balloon retrospectively...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508973/phlegmasia-cerulean-dolens-complication-of-femoral-vein-catheterization
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M Hari Krishna Reddy, B Sangeetha, M Aruna, V Sarat Chandra, Anil C Venkata Kumar, R Ram, V Sivakumar
There are three less frequent manifestations of acute massive venous thrombosis and obstruction of the venous drainage of an extremity. They are phlegmasia alba dolens, phlegmasia cerulean dolens (PCD), and venous gangrene. The term PCD differentiates ischemia-associated massive venous thrombosis from phlegmasia alba dolens, which describes fulminant venous thrombosis without ischemia. We present a 55-year-old hypertensive, who presented with paedal oedema and breathlessness at rest. About a month prior to this admission, she suffered dislocation of left patella...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502814/breathless-beta-thalassemia-major
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502613/generation-of-a-targeted-expression-system-for-branchless-and-characterization-of-novel-cellular-expression-patterns-of-the-gene-in-drosophila
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Lijuan Du, Amy Zhou, Akshay Patel, Mishal Rao, Kelsey Anderson, Sougata Roy
Fibroblast growth factors (FGF) are essential signaling proteins that regulate diverse cellular functions in developmental and metabolic processes. In Drosophila, the FGF homolog, branchless (bnl) is expressed in a dynamic and spatiotemporally restricted pattern to induce branching morphogenesis of the trachea, which expresses the Bnl-receptor, breathless (btl). Here we have developed a new strategy to determine bnl- expressing cells and study their interactions with the btl-expressing cells in the range of tissue patterning during Drosophila development...
May 11, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489765/anesthetic-management-of-cesarean-delivery-in-parturients-with-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-care-compliant-2-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Gang Fang, Man Li, Jian Li, Li Lin, Wei Mei
RATIONALE: Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare and dangerous in parturients. Few cases of ruptured SVA in pregnancy are reported, and the anesthetic management for cesarean delivery has scarcely been described. PATIENT CONCERNS: A parturient at 37-week gestation complained of a sore throat and cough that started 3 days before admission, followed 1 day later by fever, dizziness, breathlessness, and palpitation on exertion. Case two at 36-week gestation complained of a 1-day history of bloating in the lower abdomen...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488945/tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-masquerading-as-asthma-in-a-5-year-old-girl
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Shivani Randev, Pankaj Kumar, Prabhjot Dhillon, Geetanjali Jindal, Vishal Guglani
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an exaggerated immunological response to filarial antigens mainly seen in adults in endemic areas and is uncommonly reported in children. The diagnosis is frequently delayed as it mimics asthma clinically, while the chest radiograph might show miliary mottling which is often confused with that in pulmonary tuberculosis. A 5-year-old girl presented with episodes of nocturnal cough, wheeze, low grade fever and breathlessness for the previous 4 months and was being treated for asthma...
May 10, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487516/peak-flow-meter-with-a-questionnaire-and-mini-spirometer-to-help-detect-asthma-and-copd-in-real-life-clinical-practice-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yogesh T Thorat, Sundeep S Salvi, Rahul R Kodgule
Peak flow meter with questionnaire and mini-spirometer are considered as alternative tools to spirometry for screening of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the accuracy of these tools together, in clinical settings for disease diagnosis, has not been studied. Two hundred consecutive patients with respiratory complaints answered a short symptom questionnaire and performed peak expiratory flow measurements, standard spirometry with Koko spirometer and mini-spirometry (COPD-6). Spirometry was repeated after bronchodilation...
May 9, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480046/steroid-induced-tumour-lysis-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fasihul Khan, Shazeen Ayub, Qurrat Mehmood, Syed Fayyaz Hussain
A 64-year-old male presented to hospital with breathlessness and weight loss. Ultrasound-guided biopsy of supraclavicular lymph node confirmed a diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer. The patient was started on Dexamethasone 8 mg twice daily for symptom control while awaiting urgent oncology assessment. Three days later he was admitted with acute kidney injury and worsening breathlessness. Biochemical changes confirmed tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) that had occurred following steroid therapy. He was given allopurinol followed by rasburicase...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475655/six-key-topics-informal-carers-of-patients-with-breathlessness-in-advanced-disease-want-to-learn-about-and-why-mrc-phase-i-study-to-inform-an-educational-intervention
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Morag Farquhar, Clarissa Penfold, John Benson, Roberta Lovick, Ravi Mahadeva, Sophie Howson, Julie Burkin, Sara Booth, David Gilligan, Christopher Todd, Gail Ewing
INTRODUCTION: Breathlessness is a common symptom of advanced disease placing a huge burden on patients, health systems and informal carers (families and friends providing daily help and support). It causes distress and isolation. Carers provide complex personal, practical and emotional support yet often feel ill-prepared to care. They lack knowledge and confidence in their caring role. The need to educate carers and families about breathlessness is established, yet we lack robustly developed carer-targeted educational interventions to meet their needs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465223/the-maximum-tolerated-dose-of-walking-for-community-dwelling-people-recovering-from-hip-fracture-a-dose-response-trial
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Casey Peiris, Nora Shields, Michael Kingsley, Jack Yeung, Raphael Hau, Nicholas Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To determine how much moderate-intensity physical activity, in the form of walking, could be prescribed for people living in the community after hip fracture in terms of safety, tolerability and feasibility. DESIGN: Phase I dose-response design. SETTING: Participants were recruited from two public community rehabilitation centres in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling adults (n=21, 16 women, mean age ± SD, 75 ± 9 years) who were cognitively alert, attending community rehabilitation after a hip fracture (mean ± SD days post fracture, 110 ± 47 days), able to walk with or without a gait aid and for whom it was safe to participate in physical activity...
April 29, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462236/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-conversations-in-copd-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Nuno Tavares, Nikki Jarrett, Katherine Hunt, Tom Wilkinson
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic life-limiting disorder characterised by persistent airflow obstruction and progressive breathlessness. Discussions/conversations between patients and clinicians ensure palliative care plans are grounded in patients' preferences. This systematic review aimed to explore what is known about palliative care conversations between clinicians and COPD patients. A comprehensive search of all major healthcare-related databases and websites was performed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459622/respiratory-symptoms-items-from-the-copd-assessment-test-identify-ever-smokers-with-preserved-lung-function-at-higher-risk-for-poor-respiratory-outcomes-an-analysis-of-the-subpopulations-and-intermediate-outcome-measures-in-copd-study-cohort
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Carlos H Martinez, Susan Murray, R Graham Barr, Eugene Bleecker, Russell P Bowler, Stephanie A Christenson, Alejandro P Comellas, Christopher B Cooper, David Couper, Gerard J Criner, Jeffrey L Curtis, Mark T Dransfield, Nadia N Hansel, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Jerry A Krishnan, Stephen C Lazarus, Nancy K Leidy, Wanda O'Neal, Fernando J Martinez, Robert Paine, Stephen I Rennard, Donald P Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han
RATIONALE: Ever-smokers without airflow obstruction scores greater than or equal to 10 on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) still have frequent acute respiratory disease events (exacerbation-like), impaired exercise capacity, and imaging abnormalities. Identification of these subjects could provide new opportunities for targeted interventions. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the four respiratory-related items of the CAT might be useful for identifying such individuals, with discriminative ability similar to CAT, which is an eight-item questionnaire used to assess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact, including nonrespiratory questions, with scores ranging from 0 to 40...
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454553/ambulatory-oxygen-in-fibrotic-lung-disease-ambox-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dina Visca, Vicky Tsipouri, Letizia Mori, Ashi Firouzi, Sharon Fleming, Morag Farquhar, Elizabeth Leung, Toby M Maher, Paul Cullinan, Nick Hopkinson, Athol U Wells, Winston Banya, Jennifer A Whitty, Huzaifa Adamali, Lisa G Spencer, Piersante Sestini, Elisabetta A Renzoni
BACKGROUND: Fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are chronic and often progressive conditions resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality. Shortness of breath, a symptom often linked to oxygen desaturation on exertion, is tightly linked to worsening quality of life in these patients. Although ambulatory oxygen is used empirically in their treatment, there are no ILD-specific guidelines on its use. To our knowledge, no studies are available on the effects of ambulatory oxygen on day-to-day life in patients with ILD...
April 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446527/the-value-of-different-aspects-of-person-centred-care-a-series-of-discrete-choice-experiments-in-people-with-long-term-conditions
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Christopher D Burton, Vikki A Entwistle, Alison M Elliott, Nicolas Krucien, Terry Porteous, Mandy Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To measure the value the patients place on different aspects of person-centred care. DESIGN: We systematically identified four attributes of person-centred care. We then measured their value to 923 people with either chronic pain or chronic lung disease over three discrete choice experiments (DCEs) about services to support self-management. We calculated the value of each attribute for all respondents and identified groups of people with similar preferences using latent class modelling...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442632/effect-of-aerobic-exercise-training-on-ventilatory-efficiency-and-respiratory-drive-in-obese-subjects
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Mehdi Chlif, Anis Chaouachi, Said Ahmaidi
BACKGROUND: Obese patients show a decline in exercise capacity and diverse degrees of dyspnea in association with mechanical abnormalities, increased ventilatory requirements secondary to the increased metabolic load, and a greater work of breathing. Consequently, obese patients may be particularly predisposed to the development of respiratory muscle fatigue during exercise. The aim of this study was to assess inspiratory muscle performance during incremental exercise in 19 obese male subjects (body mass index 41 ± 6 kg/m(2)) after aerobic exercise training using the noninvasive, inspiratory muscle tension-time index (TT0...
April 25, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441939/estimation-of-the-severity-of-breathlessness-in-the-emergency-department-a-dyspnea-score
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Tibor Gondos, Viktor Szabó, Ágnes Sárkány, Adrienn Sárkány, Gábor Halász
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a frequent complaint in emergency departments (ED). It has a significant amount of subjective and affective components, therefore the dyspnea scores, based on the patients' rating, can be ambiguous. Our purpose was to develop and validate a simple scoring system to evaluate the severity of dyspnea in emergency care, based on objectively measured parameters. METHODS: We performed a double center, prospective, observational study including 350 patients who were admitted in EDs with dyspnea...
April 26, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438749/respiratory-difficulty-with-palatal-laryngeal-and-respiratory-muscle-tremor-in-adult-onset-alexander-s-disease
#19
John McAuley, Rowena Taylor, Anita Simonds, Sanjiv Chawda
Sleep apnoea and respiratory difficulties are reported in adult-onset Alexander's disease (AOAD), an autosomal-dominant leukodystrophy that presents mainly with progressive ataxia. We demonstrate for the first time that the respiratory symptoms can result from association of palatal tremor with a similar tremor of laryngeal and respiratory muscles that interrupts normal inspiration and expiration.A 60-year-old woman presented with progressive ataxia, palatal tremor and breathlessness. MRI revealed medullary atrophy, bilateral T2 hyperintensities in the dentate nuclei and hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD)...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436486/muscle-wasting-and-cachexia-in-heart-failure-mechanisms-and-therapies
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REVIEW
Stephan von Haehling, Nicole Ebner, Marcelo R Dos Santos, Jochen Springer, Stefan D Anker
Body wasting is a serious complication that affects a large proportion of patients with heart failure. Muscle wasting, also known as sarcopenia, is the loss of muscle mass and strength, whereas cachexia describes loss of weight. After reaching guideline-recommended doses of heart failure therapies, the most promising approach to treating body wasting seems to be combined therapy that includes exercise, nutritional counselling, and drug treatment. Nutritional considerations include avoiding excessive salt and fluid intake, and replenishment of deficiencies in trace elements...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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