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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932499/evaluation-of-noise-pollution-level-in-the-operating-rooms-of-hospitals-a-study-in-iran
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Masoumeh Dorri Giv, Karim Ghazikhanlou Sani, Majid Alizadeh, Ali Valinejadi, Hesamedin Askari Majdabadi
INTRODUCTION: Noise pollution in the operating rooms is one of the remaining challenges. Both patients and physicians are exposed to different sound levels during the operative cases, many of which can last for hours. This study aims to evaluate the noise pollution in the operating rooms during different surgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, sound level in the operating rooms of Hamadan University-affiliated hospitals (totally 10) in Iran during different surgical procedures was measured using B&K sound meter...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930764/when-listening-is-better-than-reading-performance-gains-on-cardiac-auscultation-test-questions
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Kathleen Short, S Deniz Bucak, Francine Rosenthal, Mark R Raymond
PURPOSE: In 2007, the United States Medical Licensing Examination embedded multimedia simulations of heart sounds into multiple-choice questions. This study investigated changes in item difficulty as determined by examinee performance over time. The data reflect outcomes obtained following initial use of multimedia items from 2007 through 2012, after which an interface change occurred. METHOD: A total of 233,157 examinees responded to 1,306 cardiology test items over the six-year period; 138 items included multimedia simulations of heart sounds, while 1,168 text-based items without multimedia served as controls...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930184/use-of-wavelet-transform-to-detect-compensated-and-decompensated-stages-in-the-congestive-heart-failure-patient
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Pratibha Sharma, Kimberly Newman, Carlin S Long, A J Gasiewski, Frank Barnes
This research work is aimed at improving health care, reducing cost, and the occurrence of emergency hospitalization in patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by analyzing heart and lung sounds to distinguish between the compensated and decompensated states. Compensated state defines stable state of the patient but with lack of retention of fluids in lungs, whereas decompensated state leads to unstable state of the patient with lots of fluid retention in the lungs, where the patient needs medication. Acoustic signals from the heart and the lung were analyzed using wavelet transforms to measure changes in the CHF patient's status from the decompensated to compensated and vice versa...
September 20, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927724/empirical-evidence-for-the-relationship-between-cognitive-workload-and-attentional-reserve
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Kyle J Jaquess, Rodolphe J Gentili, Li-Chuan Lo, Hyuk Oh, Jing Zhang, Jeremy C Rietschel, Matthew W Miller, Ying Ying Tan, Bradley D Hatfield
While the concepts of cognitive workload and attentional reserve have been thought to have an inverse relationship for some time, such a relationship has never been empirically tested. This was the purpose of the present study. Aspects of the electroencephalogram were used to assess both cognitive workload and attentional reserve. Specifically, spectral measures of cortical activation were used to assess cognitive workload, while amplitudes of the event-related potential from the presentation of unattended "novel" sounds were used to assess attentional reserve...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926474/parasympathetic-activation-enhanced-by-slow-respiration-modulates-early-auditory-sensory-gating
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Atsushi Aoyama, Yu Shimura, Takao Ohmuta, Yohei Nomoto, Masashi Kawasumi
Sensory gating is a preattentional mechanism to filter irrelevant information from the environment. It is typically reflected as a suppression of the event-related P50 component for successive sounds in the auditory modality. Although stress-induced sympathetic activation has been reported to disrupt P50 suppression, little is known about the modulatory effect of parasympathetic activation on early auditory sensory gating. We determined the parasympathetic effect on the magnetic P50 (P50m) suppression by controlling the respiratory rhythm and recording data simultaneously with magnetoencephalography and electrocardiography, using three successive click sounds as stimulus and ten normal individuals as study participants...
September 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924076/third-and-fourth-heart-sounds-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yoshimi Sato, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Sakiko Honda, Kuniyasu Harimoto, Shigeyuki Miki, Tadaaki Kamitani, Hirokazu Shiraishi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: The 4th heart sound (S4) is commonly heard in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The 3rd heart sound (S3) is also audible in HCM patients regardless of the presence or absence of heart failure. These extra heart sounds may be associated with myocardial fibrosis because myocardial fibrosis has been suggested to affect left ventricular compliance.Methods and Results:The present retrospective study evaluated 53 consecutive HCM patients with sinus rhythm who had no symptoms of heart failure and underwent an initial assessment including phonocardiography, echocardiography, and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
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Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905979/-cyanosis-in-a-calf-with-a-double-outlet-right-ventricle
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Nicola Wiedemann, Nicolai Hildebrandt, Manfred Henrich, Estelle Henrich, Matthias Schneider
A 4-day-old female Holstein Friesian calf was presented for evaluation of cyanosis and dyspnea. On auscultation, severe bronchovesicular sounds and a systolic heart murmur of grade IV/VI above the tricuspid valve were found. On echocardiography, a marked dextroposition of the aorta (> 50% originating from the right ventricle), leading to both great arteries arising from the right ventricle - a so-called double-outlet right ventricle - was detected. Two ventricular septal defects were present, one in the perimembranous, subpulmonary region, the other non-committed in the muscular region...
September 13, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904935/evaluation-of-dietary-intakes-body-composition-and-cardiometabolic-parameters-in-adolescent-team-sports-elite-athletes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Javad Hosseinzadeh, Zahra Maghsoudi, Behnood Abbasi, Pooya Daneshvar, Atefeh Hojjati, Reza Ghiasvand
BACKGROUND: Nutritional intake is an important issue in adolescent athletes. Proper athletes' performance is a multifactorial outcome of good training, body composition, and nutritional status. The aim of the present study was to assess nutritional status, body composition, and cardiometabolic factors in adolescent elite athlete's province of Isfahan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 100 adolescent elite athletes from volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams were selected for the study...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899465/-clinical-features-and-myo5b-mutations-of-a-family-affected-by-microvillus-inclusion-disease
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Ying Cheng, Hong Liang, Na-Li Cai, Li Guo, Yu-Ge Huang, Yuan-Zong Song
Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by biallelic mutations in the MYO5B or STX3 gene. Refractory diarrhea and malabsorption are the main clinical manifestations. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features and MYO5B gene mutations of an infant with MVID. A 21-day-old female infant was referred to the hospital with the complaint of diarrhea for 20 days. On physical examination, growth retardation of the body weight and length was found along with moderately jaundiced skin and sclera...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891189/how-have-millions-of-people-with-heart-failure-benefited-from-our-research-over-the-last-10-15-years-the-sounds-of-dead-silence
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September 10, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877098/a-3-dimensional-printed-ultrasound-probe-visuospatial-trainer
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Ryan T McKenna, Jesse C Dove, Robert A Ratzlaff, Jose L Diaz-Gomez, Daniel J Cox, Leslie V Simon
Training adult learners to use ultrasound in clinical practice relies on the ability of the learner to apply visuospatial concepts to the anatomy of the human body. We describe a visuospatial trainer that replicates the housing of an ultrasound transducer, through which a linear laser projects light in the same plane and orientation as the ultrasonic sound waves. We use this trainer in combination with a porcine heart dissection laboratory to teach bedside cardiac ultrasound and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
September 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863206/periorbital-ecchymoses-and-breathlessness
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Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Biswajit Majumder, Sandip Ghosh, Dilip Kumar Das, Sharmistha Chatterjee
A 54-year-old man presented at our facility with a 3-month history of exertional breathlessness and purple blotches around his eyes. Examination revealed bilateral periorbital and perioral ecchymosis, purpuric spots along his waist, and waxy papules on his eyelids. In addition, the patient had macroglossia with nodular infiltration and irregular indentations at the lateral margin of his tongue. The patient also had a raised jugular venous pressure and prominent atrial and ventricular waves. Further examination revealed a fourth heart sound over the left ventricular apex, as well as bilateral basal rales...
September 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862662/snorap-a-device-for-the-correction-of-impaired-sleep-health-by-using-tactile-stimulation-for-individuals-with-mild-and-moderate-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Mete Yağanoğlu, Murat Kayabekir, Cemal Köse
Sleep physiology and sleep hygiene play significant roles in maintaining the daily lives of individuals given that sleep is an important physiological need to protect the functions of the human brain. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is an important disease that disturbs this need. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) are clinical conditions that affect all body organs and systems that intermittently, repeatedly, with at least 10 s or more breathing stops that decrease throughout the night and disturb sleep integrity...
September 1, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858887/psychometric-properties-of-the-9-item-european-heart-failure-self-care-behavior-scale-using-confirmatory-factor-analysis-and-rasch-analysis-among-iranian-patients
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Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H Pakpour, Anders Broström, Bengt Fridlund, Kristofer Årestedt, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Jan Mårtensson
BACKGROUND: The 9-item European Heart Failure Self-Care Behavior scale (EHFScB-9) is a self-reported questionnaire commonly used to capture the self-care behavior of people with heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the EHFScB-9's factorial structure and categorical functioning of the response scale and differential item functioning (DIF) across subpopulations in Iran. METHODS: Patients with HF (n = 380; 60...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845370/seismocardiography-based-cardiac-computed-tomography-gating-using-patient-specific-template-identification-and-detection
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Jingting Yao, Srini Tridandapani, Carson A Wick, Pamela T Bhatti
To more accurately trigger cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) than electrocardiography (ECG) alone, a sub-system is proposed as an intermediate step toward fusing ECG with seismocardiography (SCG). Accurate prediction of quiescent phases is crucial to prospectively gating CTA, which is susceptible to cardiac motion and, thus, can affect the diagnostic quality of images. The key innovation of this sub-system is that it identifies the SCG waveform corresponding to heart sounds and determines their phases within the cardiac cycles...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845003/-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-and-intraoperative-lesion-in-patients-with-right-coronary-artery-sinus-rupture-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Xiongfei Liang, Yifeng Yang, Wei Lin
To investigate the role of thoracic echocardiography in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the right ventricular outflow tract into the right aorta with right ventricular aneurysm rupture. 
 Methods: A total of 19 patients with sinus rupture caused by ventricular septal defect in the right ventricular outflow road were reviewed. These patients were diagnosed as aortic right coronary sinus by preoperative transthoracic echocardiography from February 2010 to September 2016 in Xiangya Second Hospital and Xiangya Medical College Affiliated Haikou Hospital...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838565/a-case-of-methemoglobinemia-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygenation-monotherapy
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Youngmo Cho, Sung Wook Park, Sang-Kyoon Han, Hyung Bin Kim, Seok Ran Yeom
BACKGROUND: Methylene blue is the first-line therapy for methemoglobinemia, but it can be intermittently unavailable due to production issues. For this clinical scenario, alternative treatment options need to be explored. Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) is conventionally applied as an adjunctive therapy during the systemic administration of methylene blue. Currently, little is known regarding the effects of HBO monotherapy in methemoglobinemia. We report a case of methemoglobinemia that was successfully treated with HBO monotherapy...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816207/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-various-sound-pressure-levels-on-the-level-of-serum-aldosterone-concentration-in-rats
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Parvin Nassiri, Sajad Zare, Mohammad R Monazzam, Akram Pourbakht, Kamal Azam, Taghi Golmohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Noise exposure may have anatomical, nonauditory, and auditory influences. Considering nonauditory impacts, noise exposure can cause alterations in the automatic nervous system, including increased pulse rates, heightened blood pressure, and abnormal secretion of hormones. The present study aimed at examining the effect of various sound pressure levels (SPLs) on the serum aldosterone level among rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 adult male rats with an age range of 3 to 4 months and a weight of 200 ± 50 g were randomly divided into 15 groups of three...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810184/design-and-evaluation-of-a-parametric-model-for-cardiac-sounds
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Roilhi F Ibarra-Hernández, Miguel A Alonso-Arévalo, Alejandro Cruz-Gutiérrez, Ana L Licona-Chávez, Salvador Villarreal-Reyes
Heart sound analysis plays an important role in the auscultative diagnosis process to detect the presence of cardiovascular diseases. In this paper we propose a novel parametric heart sound model that accurately represents normal and pathological cardiac audio signals, also known as phonocardiograms (PCG). The proposed model considers that the PCG signal is formed by the sum of two parts: one of them is deterministic and the other one is stochastic. The first part contains most of the acoustic energy. This part is modeled by the Matching Pursuit (MP) algorithm, which performs an analysis-synthesis procedure to represent the PCG signal as a linear combination of elementary waveforms...
August 9, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
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