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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227735/effect-of-8-weeks-of-concurrent-plyometric-and-running-training-on-spatiotemporal-and-physiological-variables-of-novice-runners
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Josué Gómez-Molina, Ana Ogueta-Alday, Jesus Camara, Christopher Stickley, Juan García-López
Concurrent plyometric and running training has the potential to improve running economy (RE) and performance through increasing muscle strength and power, but the possible effect on spatiotemporal parameters of running has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 8 weeks of concurrent plyometric and running training on spatiotemporal parameters and physiological variables of novice runners. Twenty-five male participants were randomly assigned into two training groups; running group (RG) (n = 11) and running + plyometric group (RPG) (n = 14)...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227288/physician-and-nurse-perceptions-of-gentle-cesarean-birth
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Rebecca J Mercier, Julia C Durante
BACKGROUND: Protocols for neonatal care and mother-baby interaction at cesarean birth frequently differ from those at vaginal birth. There is increasing interest in adopting family-friendly or gentle protocols for women having cesarean birth. Current evidence suggests challenges in achieving interdepartmental cooperation and consensus are potential barriers to implementing gentle cesarean protocols. PURPOSE: To describe how care providers' professional role and characteristics may affect perception about gentle cesarean birth techniques and inform specific concerns about protocol changes...
December 8, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226232/connecting-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-medical-education-through-an-elective-epa-based-transitional-year-in-acute-care-an-early-project-report
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Gersten Jonker, Reinier G Hoff, Stefan Max, Cor J Kalkman, Olle Ten Cate
Objective: A well-designed final year may ease the transition from medical school to postgraduate training, if it has enough depth to enable the acquisition of early specialty expertise, while keeping enough breadth to support the graduation as all-round physician. Aim of this article is to describe the design of a multidisciplinary dedicated transitional year (DTY) around the theme of recognition and initial treatment of vitally threatened patients. Methods: Undergraduate and postgraduate training directors from the departments of Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and Respiratory Medicine at UMC Utrecht and partnering hospitals have collaboratively developed and implemented a curriculum for a final year focusing on three entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in the domain of acute care...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226176/holistic-segmentation-of-the-lung-in-cine-mri
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William Kovacs, Nathan Hsieh, Holger Roth, Chioma Nnamdi-Emeratom, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew Arai, Ami Mankodi, Ronald M Summers, Jianhua Yao
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a childhood-onset neuromuscular disease that results in the degeneration of muscle, starting in the extremities, before progressing to more vital areas, such as the lungs. Respiratory failure and pneumonia due to respiratory muscle weakness lead to hospitalization and early mortality. However, tracking the disease in this region can be difficult, as current methods are based on breathing tests and are incapable of distinguishing between muscle involvements. Cine MRI scans give insight into respiratory muscle movements, but the images suffer due to low spatial resolution and poor signal-to-noise ratio...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217935/bronchoscopy-in-nigerian-clinical-practice-a-survey-of-medical-doctors-perception-use-and-associated-challenges
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Adekunle Olatayo Adeoti, Olufemi Olumuyiwa Desalu, Joseph Olusesan Fadare, Wemimo Alaofin, Cajetan Chigozie Onyedum
Background: Bronchoscopy is a vital diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in pulmonological practice. The aim of this study was to determine the perception, use and challenges encountered by Nigerian medical doctors involved in this procedure. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 250 medical doctors recruited from three major tertiary institutions in Nigeria between September 2013 and June 2014. A semi-structured questionnaire was self-administered to adult physicians, paediatricians, and surgeons as well as their trainees to obtain their perception, use and associated challenges in the use of bronchoscopy in clinical practice...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210318/inhalation-device-options-for-the-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Michael DePietro, Ileen Gilbert, Lauren A Millette, Michael Riebe
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation, resulting from abnormalities in the airway and/or damage to the alveoli. Primary care physicians manage the healthcare of a large proportion of patients with COPD. In addition to determining the most appropriate medication regimen, which usually includes inhaled bronchodilators with or without inhaled corticosteroids, physicians are charged with optimizing inhalation device selection to facilitate effective drug delivery and patient adherence...
December 5, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202698/safety-and-applicability-of-a-pre-stage-public-access-ventilator-for-trained-laypersons-a-proof-of-principle-study
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Patricia Fuchs, Juliane Obermeier, Svend Kamysek, Martin Degner, Hannes Nierath, Henning Jürß, Hartmut Ewald, Jens Schwarz, Martin Becker, Jochen K Schubert
BACKGROUND: Contemporary resuscitation guidelines for basic life support recommend an immediate onset of cardiac compressions in case of cardiac arrest followed by rescue breaths. Effective ventilation is often omitted due to fear of doing harm and fear of infectious diseases. In order to improve ventilation a pre-stage of an automatic respirator was developed for use by laypersons. METHODS: Fifty-two healthy volunteers were ventilated by means of a prototype respirator via a full-face mask in a pilot study...
December 4, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202248/bag-valve-mask-ventilation-as-a-perceptual-cognitive-skill
#8
Joel M Mumma, Francis T Durso, Michelle Dyes, Rogelio Dela Cruz, Valerie P Fox, Mary Hoey
Objective This study used a high-fidelity infant mannequin to examine the relationship between the quality of bag valve mask ventilation (BVMV) and how providers of varying levels of experience use visual feedback (e.g., electronic vital signs) to guide their performance. Background BVMV is a common and critical procedure for managing pediatric respiratory emergencies. However, providers do not consistently deliver effective BVMV. Efforts to improve BVMV have ignored the question of how providers effectively use feedback often available during BVMV...
December 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201153/poor-glycaemic-control-is-associated-with-reduced-exercise-performance-and-oxygen-economy-during-cardio-pulmonary-exercise-testing-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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Othmar Moser, Max L Eckstein, Olivia McCarthy, Rachel Deere, Stephen C Bain, Hanne L Haahr, Eric Zijlstra, Richard M Bracken
Background: To explore the impact of glycaemic control (HbA1c) on functional capacity during cardio-pulmonary exercise testing in people with type 1 diabetes. Methods: Sixty-four individuals with type 1 diabetes (age: 34 ± 8 years; 13 females, HbA1c: 7.8 ± 1% (62 ± 13 mmol/mol), duration of diabetes: 17 ± 9 years) performed a cardio-pulmonary cycle ergometer exercise test until volitional exhaustion. Stepwise linear regression was used to explore relationships between HbA1c and cardio-respiratory data with p ≤ 0...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200843/eosinophilic-and-non-eosinophilic-copd-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-an-exacerbation-marker
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Eylem Acartürk Tunçay, Zuhal Karakurt, Emine Aksoy, Cuneyt Saltürk, Sinem Gungor, Nezihe Ciftaslan, İlim Irmak, Dilek Yavuz, Birsen Ocakli, Nalan Adıgüzel
Aim: Increased dyspnea, sputum volume, and purulence are subjective symptoms in COPD patients. To diagnose COPD exacerbations with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) and to assess the requirement for antibiotic treatment, physicians require more objective criteria. We aimed to investigate whether neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can be used as an infectious exacerbation marker in COPD patients with CRF. Patients and methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was performed in the intensive care outpatient clinic of a tertiary training hospital between 2014 and 2015...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200637/combined-respiratory-muscle-training-facilitates-expiratory-muscle-activity-in-stroke-patients
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Myeong-Rae Jo, Nan-Soo Kim
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of combined respiratory muscle training on expiratory muscle activity in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-five stroke patients were assigned to either the intervention group (n=12) or the control group (n=13). Both groups participated in a conventional stroke rehabilitation program, while the intervention group also received respiratory muscle training for 20 to 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, for 8 weeks. Surface electromyographic data were collected from the rectus abdominis, internal oblique, and external oblique on the paretic side...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199638/volatile-fingerprinting-of-human-respiratory-viruses-from-cell-culture
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Giorgia Purcaro, Christiaan Rees, Wendy Wieland-Alter, Mark J Schneider, Xi Wang, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, Peter F Wright, Richard I Enelow, Jane E Hill
Volatile metabolites are currently under investigation as potential biomarkers for the detection and identification of pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Unlike bacteria and fungi, which produce distinct volatile metabolic signatures associated with innate differences in both primary and secondary metabolic processes, viruses are wholly reliant on the metabolic machinery of infected cells for replication and propagation. In the present study, the ability of volatile metabolites to discriminate between respiratory cells infected and uninfected with virus, in vitro, was investigated...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198093/-strenuous-and-prolonged-exercise-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-treatment-or-threat
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REVIEW
Danit Atias-Varon, Yuval Heled
Prolonged and strenuous exercise may lead to changes in the immune system function and to temporary suppression in defense against pathogens. These changes likely increase the risk of those engaging in prolonged and strenuous physical activity to develop upper respiratory tract infection and to reduce the level of performance. On the other hand, it appears that moderate physical activity reduces the risk of upper respiratory tract infection. Various populations, such as professional athletes and soldiers in combat units, who engage in daily strenuous exercise, may therefore be a high risk group...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197898/asthma-and-respiratory-foundation-nz-child-and-adolescent-asthma-guidelines-a-quick-reference-guide
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Innes Asher, David McNamara, Cheryl Davies, Teresa Demetriou, Theresa Fleming, Matire Harwood, Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens, Tristram Ingham, John Kristiansen, Jim Reid, Debbie Rickard, Debbie Ryan
The purpose of the New Zealand Child and adolescent asthma guidelines: a quick reference guide is to provide simple, practical, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment and management of asthma in children and adolescents in New Zealand, with the aim of improving outcomes and reducing inequities. The intended users are health professionals responsible for delivering asthma care in the community and hospital emergency department settings, and those responsible for the training of such health professionals...
December 1, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197203/positive-impact-of-prescribed-physical-activity-on-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dorde Curcic, Tamara Stojmenovic, Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic, Nenad Dikic, Milica Vesic-Vukasinovic, Nenad Radivojevic, Marija Andjelkovic, Milica Borovcanin, Gorica Djokic
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine functional capacity of cardio-respiratory system in patients with schizophrenia, and to evaluate the effects of 12 weeks prescribed physical activity on aerobic capacity and symptoms of schizophrenia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Study involved 80 hospitalized patients with any of the subtypes of schizophrenia (42 men, 38 women). They were divided into two groups: exercise and control group, both with 40 patients. Maximal aerobic capacity (VO2 max) as an indicator of cardiovascular fitness has been obtained by cardiopulmonary stress test on a treadmill...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194864/comparison-of-outpatient-and-home-based-exercise-training-programmes-for-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Wuytack, Declan Devane, Elizabeth Stovold, Melissa McDonnell, Michelle Casey, Timothy J McDonnell, Paddy Gillespie, Adam Raymakers, Yves Lacasse, Bernard McCarthy
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common, preventable and treatable disease. Exercise training programmes (ETPs) improve symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and exercise capacity, but the optimal setting is unknown. In this review, we compared the effects of ETPs in different settings on HRQoL and exercise capacity. We searched (5 July 2016) the Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register, ClinicalTrials.gov and World Health Organization trials portal. We selected studies, extracted data and assessed risk of bias with two independent reviewers...
November 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194491/healthcare-providers-perceptions-of-a-situational-awareness-display-for-emergency-department-resuscitation-a-simulation-qualitative-study
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Lisa A Calder, Abhi Bhandari, George Mastoras, Kathleen Day, Kathryn Momtahan, Matthew Falconer, Brian Weitzman, Benjamin Sohmer, A Adam Cwinn, Stanley J Hamstra, Avi Parush
Importance: Emergency resuscitation of critically ill patients can challenge team communication and situational awareness. Tools facilitating team performance may enhance patient safety. Objectives: To determine resuscitation team members' perceptions of the Situational Awareness Display's utility. Design: We conducted focus groups with healthcare providers during Situational Awareness Display development. After simulations assessing the display, we conducted debriefs with participants...
November 29, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190622/classifying-apnea-of-prematurity-by-transcutaneous-electromyography-of-the-diaphragm
#18
Juliette V Kraaijenga, Gerard J Hutten, Cornelia G de Waal, Frans H de Jongh, Wes Onland, Anton H van Kaam
BACKGROUND: Treatment of apnea is highly dependent on the type of apnea. Chest impedance (CI) has inaccuracies in monitoring respiration, which compromises accurate apnea classification. Electrical activity of the diaphragm measured by transcutaneous electromyography (EMG) is feasible in preterm infants and might improve the accuracy of apnea classification. OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of apnea classification based on diaphragmatic EMG (dEMG) and CI tracings in preterm infants...
December 1, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190384/general-practitioner-and-nurse-prescriber-experiences-of-prescribing-antibiotics-for-respiratory-tract-infections-in-uk-primary-care-out-of-hours-services-the-unite-study
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S J Williams, A V Halls, S Tonkin-Crine, M V Moore, S E Latter, P Little, C Eyles, K Postle, G M Leydon
Background: Interventions are needed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Although community antibiotic prescribing appears to be decreasing in the UK, figures for out-of-hours (OOH) prescribing have substantially increased. Understanding the factors influencing prescribing in OOH and any perceived differences between general practitioner (GP) and nurse prescriber (NP) prescribing habits may enable the development of tailored interventions promoting optimal prescribing in this setting...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186485/indications-and-practical-approach-to-non-invasive-ventilation-in-acute-heart-failure
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Josep Masip, W Frank Peacock, Susanna Price, Louise Cullen, F Javier Martin-Sanchez, Petar Seferovic, Alan S Maisel, Oscar Miro, Gerasimos Filippatos, Christiaan Vrints, Michael Christ, Martin Cowie, Elke Platz, John McMurray, Salvatore DiSomma, Uwe Zeymer, Hector Bueno, Chris P Gale, Maddalena Lettino, Mucio Tavares, Frank Ruschitzka, Alexandre Mebazaa, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Christian Mueller
In acute heart failure (AHF) syndromes significant respiratory failure (RF) is essentially seen in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (ACPE) or cardiogenic shock (CS). Non-invasive ventilation (NIV), the application of positive intrathoracic pressure through an interface, has shown to be useful in the treatment of moderate to severe RF in several scenarios. There are two main modalities of NIV: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) with positive end expiratory pressure...
November 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
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