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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769049/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer
#1
Michael Dreher, Stefan Krüger, Susanne Schulze-Olden, András Keszei, Jan Hendrik Storre, Holger Woehrle, Michael Arzt, Tobias Müller
BACKGROUND: There are currently no data on the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer. This might be of interest given that SDB is associated with increased cancer incidence and mortality. Furthermore, intermittent hypoxia has been linked with tumor growth and progression. The aim of the current study was to investigate the prevalence of SDB in patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer. METHODS: Patients with newly-diagnosed lung cancer from three centers in Germany were screened for SDB using a two-channel screening system (ApneaLink™)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
#2
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720305/on-line-breath-metabolomics-in-respiratory-diseases-using-secondary-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#3
Martin Thomas Gaugg
Every second we are exhaling hundreds of endogenous and exogenous compounds that originate from blood and lung tissue. Obtaining metabolic information via exhaled breath analysis has been an emerging topic since the 1970s. Secondary electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry is a relatively new technique to detect these metabolites on-line in a highly sensitive and specific fashion. Using this technique, several respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, and lung cancer have been investigated over the past years...
April 25, 2018: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703571/-complications-after-bariatric-surgery
#4
Regis Souche, Audrey de Jong, Claire Nomine-Criqui, Marius Nedelcu, Laurent Brunaud, David Nocca
Bariatric surgery became consensual after the NIH consensus of 1991 and the appearance of laparoscopic approach. This type of operation has a functional role (improvement of quality of life, locomotion and digestive symptoms as gastro-esophageal reflux disease), a prevention role (increase in life expectancy, reduction of risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease) and a curative role (remission of diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and arterial hypertension). The laparoscopic approach for bariatric surgery led to a major reduction of postoperative morbi-mortality...
April 24, 2018: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695936/invasive-meningococcal-disease-without-meningitis-a-forgotten-diagnosis
#5
Saqib Walayat, Nooreen Hussain, Abdullah H Malik, Elsa Vazquez-Melendez, Bhagat S Aulakh, Teresa Lynch
Neisseria meningitidis , a Gram-negative diplococcus, is an uncommon cause of pneumonia. There have been only about 344 cases reported worldwide from 1906 to 2015. To our knowledge, there have been only 3 cases reported in the USA in the past 2 decades. We present a case of a 72-year-old male with a past medical history of severe COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, and stage I lung cancer status post-stereotactic body radiation therapy 1 year ago, who was admitted with a 6-day history of productive cough with yellowish sputum, shortness of breath, extreme myalgias, and fatigue...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589988/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-morbid-obesity-at-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
#6
Matthew Skancke, Clint Schoolfield, Robert Grossman, Jennifer C Kerns, Nicole Abel, Fredrick Brody
BACKGROUND: Class III obesity is a global health emergency associated with an increase in the incidence of many other diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, infertility, and mental health disorders. Minimal work has been published regarding the efficacy of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in the veteran population to surgically manage morbid obesity. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of LSG performed at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) between 2010 and 2017...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562364/testosterone-therapy-in-men-with-hypogonadism-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
#7
Shalender Bhasin, Juan P Brito, Glenn R Cunningham, Frances J Hayes, Howard N Hodis, Alvin M Matsumoto, Peter J Snyder, Ronald S Swerdloff, Frederick C Wu, Maria A Yialamas
Objective: To update the "Testosterone Therapy in Men With Androgen Deficiency Syndromes" guideline published in 2010. Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed task force of 10 medical content experts and a clinical practice guideline methodologist. Evidence: This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549733/combining-deep-residual-neural-network-features-with-supervised-machine-learning-algorithms-to-classify-diverse-food-image-datasets
#8
Patrick McAllister, Huiru Zheng, Raymond Bond, Anne Moorhead
Obesity is increasing worldwide and can cause many chronic conditions such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, and some cancers. Monitoring dietary intake through food logging is a key method to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent and manage obesity. Computer vision methods have been applied to food logging to automate image classification for monitoring dietary intake. In this work we applied pretrained ResNet-152 and GoogleNet convolutional neural networks (CNNs), initially trained using ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC) dataset with MatConvNet package, to extract features from food image datasets; Food 5K, Food-11, RawFooT-DB, and Food-101...
February 17, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548630/sleep-apnea-morbidity-a-consequence-of-microbial-immune-cross-talk
#9
REVIEW
Nuria Farré, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has emerged as a highly prevalent public health problem that imposes important mid-term and long-term consequences, namely cardiovascular, metabolic, cognitive and cancer-related alterations. OSA is characterized by increased upper airway resistance, alveolar hypoventilation, and recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep. Recurrent collapse of the upper airway develops with sleep onset, and is associated with both intermittent hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation. The microbiome is a vast and complex polymicrobial ecosystem that coexists with the human organism, and has been identified as playing significant roles in the development of host immunological phenotypes...
March 13, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523293/perceived-fatigue-and-energy-are-independent-unipolar-states-supporting-evidence
#10
Bryan D Loy, Michelle H Cameron, Patrick J O'Connor
Persistent fatigue is a common problem (∼20-45% of U.S. population), with higher prevalence and severity in people with medical conditions such as cancer, depression, fibromyalgia, heart failure, sleep apnea and multiple sclerosis. There are few FDA-approved treatments for fatigue and great disagreement on how to measure fatigue, with over 250 instruments used in research. Many instruments define fatigue as "a lack of energy", thus viewing energy and fatigue states as opposites on a single bipolar continuum...
April 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520134/obstructive-sleep-apnea-copd-the-overlap-syndrome-and-mortality-results-from-the-2005-2008-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#11
Wei Du, Jun Liu, Jianlong Zhou, Dan Ye, Yan OuYang, Qingnan Deng
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on all-cause mortality in patients with COPD. Methods: Data for this cross-sectional study were obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data (year 2005-2008). Eligible subjects were ≥20 years who had no COPD or OSA (n=9,237), had only OSA (n=366), had only COPD (n=695), and had OSA/COPD overlap syndrome (n=90). Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to evaluate factors associated with overall mortality...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518206/the-science-of-obesity-management-an-endocrine-society-scientific-statement
#12
George A Bray, William E Heisel, Ashkan Afshin, Michael D Jensen, William H Dietz, Michael Long, Robert F Kushner, Stephen R Daniels, Thomas A Wadden, Adam G Tsai, Frank B Hu, John M Jakicic, Donna H Ryan, Bruce M Wolfe, Thomas H Inge
The prevalence of obesity, measured by body mass index, has risen to unacceptable levels in both men and women in the United States and worldwide with resultant hazardous health implications. Genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors influence the development of obesity, and both the general public and health professionals stigmatize those who suffer from the disease. Obesity is associated with and contributes to a shortened life span, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnea, gout, osteoarthritis, and hepatobiliary disease, among others...
April 1, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477718/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-urinary-incontinence-in-a-treatment-seeking-male-prospective-cohort-results-from-the-lurn-study
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Brian T Helfand, Abigail R Smith, H Henry Lai, Claire C Yang, John L Gore, Brad A Erickson, Karl J Kreder, Anne P Cameron, Kevin P Weinfurt, James W Griffith, Aaron Lentz, Pooja Talaty, Victor P Andreev, Ziya Kirkali
PURPOSE: Male urinary incontinence is thought to be infrequent. We sought to describe the prevalence of urinary incontinence in a male treatment seeking cohort enrolled in the LURN (Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study inclusion and exclusion criteria, including men with prostate cancer or neurogenic bladder, were previously reported. LURN participants prospectively completed questionnaires regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and other clinical variables...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433520/intermittent-hypoxia-promotes-melanoma-lung-metastasis-via-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-responses-in-a-mouse-model-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#14
Lian Li, Fangyuan Ren, Chao Qi, Leiqian Xu, Yinshan Fang, Maoli Liang, Jing Feng, Baoyuan Chen, Wen Ning, Jie Cao
BACKGROUND: Recently, increased tumor incidence and cancer-related mortality have been reported among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Intermittent hypoxia (IH), the hallmark feature of OSA, contributes to the metastasis of tumors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which tumor metastasis is accelerated by OSA-like IH remain to be elucidated. METHODS: C57BL/6 J male mice were subjected to intravenous injection of B16F10 melanoma cells before receiving IH treatment...
February 12, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390281/comparison-of-safety-and-effectiveness-between-laparoscopic-mini-gastric-bypass-and-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Fu-Gang Wang, Zhao-Peng Yu, Wen-Mao Yan, Ming Yan, Mao-Min Song
BACKGROUND: The laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass is a newly emerged surgical procedure in recent years. Owe to safe and simple process and effective outcomes, laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass has quickly become one of the most popular procedures in some countries. The safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass versus laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy remain unclear. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library from inception to May 20, 2017...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317057/the-complex-associations-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-auto-immune-disorders-a-review
#16
Mayand Vakil, Steven Park, Anna Broder
Obstructive sleep apnea is known to be associated with diseases such as hypertension, metabolic disorder, and cancer. A more controversial and less understood association is that of sleep apneas and the development and worsening of autoimmune and rheumatologic disorders. Through the main pathways of intermittent hypoxia and sleep deprivation, we hypothesize that obstructive sleep apnea creates a chronic inflammatory state that worsens or incites autoimmune disorders. This thorough review of the available literature highlights our current understanding of the relationship between these disease processes in order to demonstrate the importance of diagnosis and appropriate management of sleep disorders in patients suffering from rheumatologic diseases...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285942/-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-as-a-component-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-causal-correlations-with-other-extrahepatic-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Tamás Halmos, Ilona Suba
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common non-infectious chronic liver-disease in our age, and is a spectrum of all the diseases associated with increased fat accumulation in the hepatocytes. Its development is promoted by sedentary life-style, over-feeding, and certain genetic predisposition. Prevalence in the adult population, even in Hungary is ~30%. In a part of cases, this disease may pass into non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, later into fibrosis, rarely into primary hepatocellular cancer. Fatty liver is closely and bidirectionally related to the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and nowadays there is a general consensus that fatty liver is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic sycndrome...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283409/omentin-a-novel-adipokine-in-respiratory-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Yan Zhou, Bo Zhang, Caixia Hao, Xiaoting Huang, Xiaohong Li, Yanhong Huang, Ziqiang Luo
Adipokines, secreted by the adipose tissue, are extensively involved in the regulation and maintenance of various physiological and pathological processes, including insulin sensitivity, energy expenditure, glucose and lipid metabolism, inflammatory activity, neuroendocrine activity, immunity, cancer, homeostasis, angiogenesis, cardiovascular function, breeding and bone metabolism, and all functions of the endocrine-reproductive system axis. Omentin is a recently identified adipokine, which has become a research hotspot due to its pleiotropic effects on various diseases...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247296/decrease-of-perforin-positive-cd3-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Richard Staats, Raquel Rodrigues, André Barros, Leonor Bacelar-Nicolau, Margarida Aguiar, Dina Fernandes, Susana Moreira, André Simões, Bruno Silva-Santos, João Valença Rodrigues, Cristina Barbara, António Bugalho de Almeida, Luis Ferreira Moita
INTRODUCTION: Sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD) cause sleep fragmentation, intermittent hypoxia or a combination of both leading to homeostasis perturbations, including in the immune system. We investigated whether SRBD patients with or without intermittent hypoxia show substantial differences in perforin and granzyme-B positive peripheral blood lymphocytes. METHODS: A total of 87 subjects were included and distributed as follows: 24 controls (C), 19 patients with respiratory effort related arousals due to increased upper airway resistance (UAR) without hypoxic events, 24 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (oOSA), and 20 without obesity (noOSA)...
March 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241201/cot-death-history-of-an-iatrogenic-disaster
#20
Michael Obladen
Since antiquity, cot death has been explained as accidental suffocation, overlaying, or smothering. Parents were blamed for neglect or drunkenness. A cage called arcuccio was invented around 1570 to protect the sleeping infant. Up to the 19th century, accidents were registered as natural causes of death. From 1830, accidental suffocation became unacceptable for physicians and legislators, and "natural" explanations for the catastrophe were sought, with parents being consoled rather than blamed. Two assumed causes had serious consequences: thymus hyperplasia was irradiated, causing thyroid cancer, and the concept of central apnea was widely accepted, which led to home monitors and distracted from epidemiological evidence...
2018: Neonatology
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