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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969672/vasorelaxant-effects-of-angelica-decursiva-root-on-isolated-rat-aortic-rings
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Bumjung Kim, Youngki Kwon, Somin Lee, Kyungjin Lee, Inhye Ham, Ho-Young Choi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a worldwide problem. Despite increases in the development of synthetic drugs for hypertension treatment, the rate of untreated and uncontrolled hypertension remains high. These drugs are effective, but can also cause side effects. Approximately 80% of the world population uses herbal medicines because of their low toxicity and better acceptability by the human body. Therefore, we attempted to identify natural medications for treating hypertension...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963302/building-a-collaborative-culture-in-cardiothoracic-operating-rooms-pre-and-postintervention-study-protocol-for-evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-teamstepps-training-and-the-impact-on-perceived-psychological-safety
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Aaron Benjamin Dahl, Arbi Ben Abdallah, Hersh Maniar, Michael Simon Avidan, Mara L Bollini, George Alexander Patterson, Aaron Steinberg, Katie Scaggs, Brenda V Dribin, Clare H Ridley
INTRODUCTION: The importance of effective communication, a key component of teamwork, is well recognised in the healthcare setting. Establishing a culture that encourages and empowers team members to speak openly in the cardiothoracic (CT) operating room (OR) is necessary to improve patient safety in this high-risk environment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will take place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an academic hospital in affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine located in the USA...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955476/periaortic-lymphoma-in-a-cat
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Laura Bree, Chiara Bergamino, Ronan Mullins, Pamela Kelly, Robert Shiel
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old neutered male Siamese cat was presented with a 3 month history of lethargy, inappetence, dehydration, hindlimb ataxia and intermittent proprioceptive deficits in the hindlimbs. Physical examination revealed low body condition score (1.75/5), pallor and bilateral basilar grade II/VI systolic heart murmur. Neurological examination revealed hindlimb ataxia, severe atrophy of the hindlimb musculature, intermittent hindlimb proprioceptive deficits and normoreflexia...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942886/who-treats-lung-cancer-results-from-a-global-survey
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Takefumi Komiya, Christine B Mackay, Prabhakar Chalise
BACKGROUND: In most Western nations, the medical oncologist plays a significant role in the administration of systemic therapy for lung cancer. In Japan however, treatment for lung cancer has historically been provided by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. A comparison of the management of advanced disease between Japan and other nations has not been described. METHODS: An online, self-administered, international survey was sent to 3907 active members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology...
September 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933101/-discussion-on-relevant-theories-of-qi-blood-shen-and-formula-implication-of-guan-xin-jing-capsule
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Rui-Ping Li, Guo-Hua Yu, Jun-Fang Li, Shi-Huan Tang
In the field of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM),the definition of "Shen" contains a broad concept and a narrow concept. Broad "Shen" is the dominator and administrator of human vital movement,while narrow "Shen" means spirit, consciousness, thinking and emotions of human. "Shen" originates from innate essence of parents, and survives on acquired essence of water and food as well as the nutrition of its metaplastic Qi-Blood-Body fluid. Qi-Blood,the most precious asset of human body, is a quite important section of one person and the central material basis of "Shen-Zhi"...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931767/musical-instrument-associated-health-issues-and-their-management
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Kae Okoshi, Taro Minami, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yasuko Tomizawa
Playing musical instruments can bring joy to people, but can also cause a wide variety of health issues that range from mild disorders to potentially fatal conditions. Although sports medicine is an established medical subspecialty, relatively few studies have investigated the health issues associated with musical instruments. Here we present an overview of these health issues. These include infections due to microorganisms, allergic reactions, as well as mechanical injuries from sustained high pressures within the oral, mediastinal, thoracic, and abdominal cavities...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925275/-catamenial-pneumothorax-case-reports-and-literature-review
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E Voláková, V Kolek, J Kufa, J Zatloukal, J Chudáček, M Szkorupa, R Pilka
AIM: Catamenial pneumothorax is menstrual cycle dependent and represents the most common form of thoracic endometriosis syndrome. Recurrences are very common even after surgical resection. DESIGN: Case reports and literature overview. SETTING: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Surgery I, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc. CASE REPORT: Two cases of catamenial pneumothorax are presented with repeated recurrences of right-sided pneumothorax even after surgical treatment...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923146/cannon-ball-diagnosis-and-management-in-a-flight-attendant-candidate
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Meryem Zerrik, Houda Echchachoui, Zakaria Iloughmane, Choukri El'mhadi, Salaheddine Elkhader, Laila Benaissa, Mohamed Chemsi
BACKGROUND: ''Cannon ball'' opacities on chest X-rays are a common manifestation of hematogenous dissemination of a malignant tumor in the lungs. They indicate an advanced stage of disease with a very grim prognosis in terms of cure and survival. In aerospace medicine, this aspect means the patient is unfit for flight duties. Nonmetastatic etiologies of pulmonary nodules are rare. We report a case of cannon ball opacities discovered fortuitously during an admission visit. CASE REPORT: A 23-yr-old flight attendant candidate came to the Aeromedical Expertise Center of the Military Hospital in Rabat for medical evaluation...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900356/humidifiers-for-oxygen-therapy-what-risk-for-reusable-and-disposable-devices
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REVIEW
V La Fauci, G B Costa, A Facciolà, A Conti, R Riso, R Squeri
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial pneumonia accounts for the vast majority of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Although numerous medical devices have been discussed as potential vehicles for microorganisms, very little is known about the role played by oxygen humidifiers as potential sources of nosocomial pathogens. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the safety of the reuse of humidifiers by analysing the rate of microbial contamination in reusable and disposable oxygen humidifiers used during therapy, and then discuss their potential role in the transmission of respiratory pathogens...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898185/thoracic-complications-of-precision-cancer-therapies-a-practical-guide-for-radiologists-in-the-new-era-of-cancer-care
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Mizuki Nishino, Hiroto Hatabu, Lynette M Sholl, Nikhil H Ramaiya
Recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer have opened a new era of precision medicine for cancer treatment. Precision cancer therapies target specific molecules that are responsible for cancer development and progression, and they achieve marked treatment benefits in specific cohorts of patients. However, these therapies are also associated with a variety of complications that are often unique to specific groups of anticancer agents. The rapidly increasing use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of various advanced malignancies has brought new challenges in diagnosing and monitoring a unique set of toxic effects termed immune-related adverse events...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891169/computed-tomographic-findings-in-three-dogs-naturally-infected-with-crenosoma-vulpis
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Jeremy R Mortier, Caroline J Fina, Elsa Edery, Crystal L White, Marc P Dhumeaux
Crenosoma vulpis is a nematode lungworm found in wild and domestic canids in some parts of North America and Europe. Reported radiographic findings are nonspecific and consist of a combination of bronchial and interstitial changes of variable severity. This retrospective, case series study aimed to describe thoracic computed tomographic (CT) findings for a group of dogs with confirmed crenosomosis. Selection criteria were presentation with a chronic cough during the period of January 2016 to February 2017, evaluation by thoracic CT, and final diagnosis of C...
September 10, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890434/international-ers-esicm-escmid-alat-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-guidelines-for-the-management-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-hap-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap-of-the-european-respiratory
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Antoni Torres, Michael S Niederman, Jean Chastre, Santiago Ewig, Patricia Fernandez-Vandellos, Hakan Hanberger, Marin Kollef, Gianluigi Li Bassi, Carlos M Luna, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, J Artur Paiva, Robert C Read, David Rigau, Jean François Timsit, Tobias Welte, Richard Wunderink
The most recent European guidelines and task force reports on hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) were published almost 10 years ago. Since then, further randomised clinical trials of HAP and VAP have been conducted and new information has become available. Studies of epidemiology, diagnosis, empiric treatment, response to treatment, new antibiotics or new forms of antibiotic administration and disease prevention have changed old paradigms. In addition, important differences between approaches in Europe and the USA have become apparent...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889110/european-respiratory-society-guidelines-for-the-management-of-adult-bronchiectasis
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Eva Polverino, Pieter C Goeminne, Melissa J McDonnell, Stefano Aliberti, Sara E Marshall, Michael R Loebinger, Marlene Murris, Rafael Cantón, Antoni Torres, Katerina Dimakou, Anthony De Soyza, Adam T Hill, Charles S Haworth, Montserrat Vendrell, Felix C Ringshausen, Dragan Subotic, Robert Wilson, Jordi Vilaró, Bjorn Stallberg, Tobias Welte, Gernot Rohde, Francesco Blasi, Stuart Elborn, Marta Almagro, Alan Timothy, Thomas Ruddy, Thomy Tonia, David Rigau, James D Chalmers
Bronchiectasis in adults is a chronic disorder associated with poor quality of life and frequent exacerbations in many patients. There have been no previous international guidelines.The European Respiratory Society guidelines for the management of adult bronchiectasis describe the appropriate investigation and treatment strategies determined by a systematic review of the literature.A multidisciplinary group representing respiratory medicine, microbiology, physiotherapy, thoracic surgery, primary care, methodology and patients considered the most relevant clinical questions (for both clinicians and patients) related to management of bronchiectasis...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859628/assessment-of-thoracic-ultrasound-in-complementary-diagnosis-and-in-follow-up-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap
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Maria D'Amato, Gaetano Rea, Vincenzo Carnevale, Maria Arcangela Grimaldi, Anna Rita Saponara, Eric Rosenthal, Michele Maria Maggi, Lucia Dimitri, Marco Sperandeo
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) is the primary diagnostic tool for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Some authors recently proposed that thoracic ultrasound (TUS) could valuably flank or even reliably substitute CXR in the diagnosis and follow-up of CAP. We investigated the clinical utility of TUS in a large sample of patients with CAP, to challenge the hypothesis that it may be a substitute for CXR. METHODS: Out of 645 consecutive patients with a CXR-confirmed CAP diagnosed in the emergency room of our hospital over a three-years period, 510 were subsequently admitted to our department of Internal Medicine...
August 31, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838385/chest-ultrasonography-in-health-surveillance-of-asbestos-related-pleural-disease
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Simone Scarlata, Panaiotis Finamore, Gilda Giannunzio, Simona Santangelo, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
High resolution computed tomography, (HRCT), is currently considered the diagnostic gold standard to diagnose early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma and other non-malignant pleural conditions, but it is expensive and exposes the patient to radiation dose. In a screening and population medicine perspective, Thoracic Ultrasounds may become a valuable alternative because it can detect minimal changes in pleural surface, is widely available and safe. On these bases, we therefore validated thoracic US in subjects with history of exposure to asbestos, having HRCT as the reference standard...
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838026/-acute-care-rehabilitation-is-the-first-link-in-a-chain-of-rehabilitation-interventions
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Joachim Beyer, Egbert J Seidel
An early, intensive rehabilitative therapy accelerates the recovery of the functions of patients. It contributes to a reduction in the complication rate as well as an improvement in physical and social functioning/participation in the long-term follow-up. Early rehabilitation must be strengthened on the basis of the existing structures: the creation and maintenance of adequately qualified early-stage rehabilitation facilities, at least in hospitals with priority and maximum supply contracts. Patients with long-term intensive care and polytrauma must be rehabilitated as soon as possible (intensive medical rehabilitation)...
August 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834891/interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-incomplete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-and-multimorbidity-a-case-report
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Robert D Vining, Donna M Gosselin, Jeb Thurmond, Kimberlee Case, Frederick R Bruch
RATIONALE: This report describes interdisciplinary rehabilitation for a 51-year-old male recovering from incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple comorbidities following an automobile accident. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted to a rehabilitation specialty hospital approximately 2 months post SCI and 2 separate surgical fusion procedures (C3-C6). DIAGNOSES: Clinical presentation at the rehabilitation hospital included moderate to severe motor strength loss in both upper and lower extremities, a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube (PEG), dysphagia, bowel/bladder incontinence, dependence on a mechanical lift and tilting wheelchair due to severe orthostatic hypotension, and pre-existing shoulder pain from bilateral joint degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834391/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cells-preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-in-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Nathan C Manley, Catherine A Priest, Jerrod Denham, Edward D Wirth, Jane S Lebkowski
Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) remains an important research focus for regenerative medicine given the potential for severe functional deficits and the current lack of treatment options to augment neurological recovery. We recently reported the preclinical safety data of a human embryonic cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) therapy that supported initiation of a Phase I clinical trial for patients with sensorimotor complete thoracic SCI. To support the clinical use of this OPC therapy for cervical injuries, we conducted preclinical efficacy and safety testing of the OPCs in a nude rat model of cervical SCI...
August 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808489/what-should-be-the-appropriate-minimal-duration-for-patient-examination-and-evaluation-in-pulmonary-outpatient-clinics
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Benan Musellim, Sermin Borekci, Gulfidan Uzan, Zafer Hasan Ali Sak, Secil Kepil Ozdemir, Goksel Altinisik, Sinem Agca Altunbey, Nazan Sen, Oguz Kilinc, Arzu Yorgancioglu
INTRODUCTION: Patient examinations performed in a limited time period may lead to impairment in patient and physician relationship, defective and erroneous diagnosis, inappropriate prescriptions, less common use of preventive medicine practices, poor patient satisfaction, and increased violent acts against health-care staff. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the appropriate minimal duration of patient examination in the pulmonary practice. METHODS: A total of 49 researchers from ten different study groups of the Turkish Thoracic Society participated in the study...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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