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Ambulatory oxygen

Yves Lacasse, Ai-Yui M Tan, François Maltais, Jerry A Krishnan
Two landmark trials conducted more than 35 years ago provided scientific evidence that, under very specific circumstances, long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) may prolong life. These two trials enrolled 290 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and severe daytime hypoxemia documented by direct arterial blood gas measurement. From this moment, LTOT became a standard of care and the indications for oxygen therapy have expanded to include nocturnal oxygen therapy for isolated nocturnal oxygen desaturation, ambulatory oxygen to correct exercise-induced desaturation, and short-burst oxygen to relieve dyspnea...
March 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Caitlynd Myburgh, Hugo W Huisman, Catharina M C Mels
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the development of hypertension, arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis. Optimal functioning of the enzymatic antioxidant system is central to prevent increased oxidative stress and its consequences. We aimed to investigate the relationships of ambulatory blood pressure and carotid intima-media thickness with enzyme activities of the glutathione cycle in 396 young, black and white South Africans of the African-PREDICT study. Ambulatory blood pressure and carotid intima-media thickness were measured and glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase activities were analyzed...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
Tiago Pereira-da-Silva, Rui M Soares, Ana Luísa Papoila, Iola Pinto, Joana Feliciano, Luís Almeida-Morais, Ana Abreu, Rui Cruz Ferreira
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Selecting patients for heart transplantation is challenging. We aimed to identify the most important risk predictors in heart failure and an approach to optimize the selection of candidates for heart transplantation. METHODS: Ambulatory patients followed in our center with symptomatic heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40% prospectively underwent a comprehensive baseline assessment including clinical, laboratory, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing parameters...
March 5, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Philippe Marty, Fabrice Ferré, Bertrand Basset, Constance Marquis, Benoit Bataille, Martine Chaubard, Mehdi Merouani, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
PURPOSE: Ambulatory process in arthroscopic shoulder surgery has boomed over past decades. Some anesthetic techniques such as interscalene block (ISB) and its surrogates are associated with diaphragmatic paralysis and might compromise outpatient procedure. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to assess consequences of diaphragmatic paralysis in obese patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study screened patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 undergoing acromioplasty or supraspinatus tendon repair...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Adam M Hyde, Robert G McMurray, Frank A Chavoya, Daniela A Rubin
PURPOSE: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic neurobehavioral disorder presenting hypothalamic dysfunction and adiposity. At rest, PWS exhibits hypoventilation with hypercapnia. We characterized ventilatory responses in children with PWS during exercise. METHODS: Participants were children aged 7-12 years with PWS (n = 8) and without PWS with normal weight (NW; n = 9, body mass index ≤ 85th percentile) or obesity (n = 9, body mass index ≥ 95th percentile)...
February 27, 2018: Pediatric Exercise Science
Christina D Campbell, Matthew W Smyth, Lindsay Brown, Emer Kelly
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory oxygen (O2 ) is the recommended treatment for hypoxemia at rest or induced by exercise. Commercial aircraft often fly at altitudes of 30,000 feet; their cabins are pressurized to altitudes of 6,000-8,000 feet, with an equivalent FIO2 of 0.15. O2 supplementation, for those receiving baseline ambulatory O2 , is paramount. METHODS: We gathered information on subjects' experience traveling with supplementary oxygen and reasons individuals receiving O2 do not travel...
March 2018: Respiratory Care
Evangelia Kintiraki, Konstantina Dipla, Areti Triantafyllou, Nikolaos Koletsos, Iris Grigoriadou, Pavlos Poulakos, Vasileios Sachpekidis, Ioannis S Vrabas, Andreas Zafeiridis, Eleni Bili, Stella Douma, Dimitrios G Goulis
AIM / HYPOTHESIS: This cross-sectional, observational, controlled study examined cerebral oxygenation during exercise, an index of cerebrovascular function and cortical activation, in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and unaffected pregnancies. The association of cerebral oxygenation with macrovascular and cardiovascular function indices was also evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vascular function and structure [aortic pulse-wave-velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AI), carotid intima-media thickness], as well as 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) were assessed in women with GDM (n = 21) and uncomplicated pregnancies (n = 16), at 26-32 gestational weeks...
February 1, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Chi Young Shim, Darae Kim, Sungha Park, Chan Joo Lee, Hyung-Ju Cho, Jong-Won Ha, Yang-Je Cho, Geu-Ru Hong
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may decrease left ventricular (LV) loads and improve myocardial oxygenation. In this study, we investigated the effect of CPAP on LV diastolic function compared with sham treatment in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).This 3-month prospective single-centre randomised sham-controlled trial analysed 52 patients with severe OSA. Patients were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive either CPAP or sham treatment for 3 months. The main investigator and patients were masked to the trial randomisation...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
C Strewe, R Zeller, M Feuerecker, M Hoerl, S Matzel, I Kumprej, A Crispin, B Johannes, T Debevec, I B Mekjavic, O Eiken, M Thiel, G Schelling, A Choukèr
Adenosine plays a role in the energy supply of cells and provokes differential, hormone-like functions in circulating cells and various tissues. Its release is importantly regulated by oxygen tension. This renders adenosine and its kinetics interesting to investigate in humans subjected to low oxygen conditions. Especially for space exploration scenarios, hypoxic conditions - together with reduced gravity - represent two foreseen living conditions when planning manned long-duration space missions or planetary habitats...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
J Matthew Kuczmarski, Jeff M Hord, Yang Lee, Vinicius Guzzoni, Dinah Rodriguez, Matthew S Lawler, Erika L Garcia-Villatoro, Dylan Holly, Patrick Ryan, Kristian Falcon, Marcela Garcia, Mariana Janini Gomes, James D Fluckey, John M Lawler
Mechanical unloading stimulates rapid changes in skeletal muscle morphology, characterized by atrophy of muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) and a partial fiber-type shift from slow to fast-twitch. Recent studies revealed that oxidative stress contributes to activation of FoxO3a, proteolytic signaling and unloading-induced muscle atrophy via translocation of the mu-splice variant of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOSμ) and activation of FoxO3a. Yet, there is limited understanding of the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the Akt-mTOR pathway signaling during unloading...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Physiology
I I Shariffuddin, W H Teoh, S Wahab, C Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory surgery has recently gain popularity, as it is a good method of optimizinghospital resources utilization. To support ambulatory surgery, anaesthetic goals nowrevolve around patients' early recovery with minimal pain and nausea, expedientdischarge home and prompt resumption of activities of daily living. In this study, weevaluated the effect of a single pre-induction dose of dexmedetomidine on anaestheticrequirements, postoperative pain and clinical recovery after ambulatory ureteroscopy andureteric stenting under general anaesthesia...
January 5, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
M Hobzova, K Sonka, M Pretl, J Vaclavik, E Kriegova, M Radvansky, J Zapletalova, M Plackova, V Kolek
Sleep apnoea (SA) is common in patients with hypertension. Nowadays, limited data on the prevalence of SA in nocturnal hypertension (NH) exist. We, therefore, studied the occurrence of SA in Czech patients and its association with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), breathing disturbances in sleep, anthropometric data, Mallampati score and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) using the Apnea Link device. Undiagnosed SA was found in 72.9% patients (29.3% mild, 26.6% moderate, 17.0% severe) of 188 patients with NH measured by ABPM...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
Andrea S Melani, Piersante Sestini, Paola Rottoli
A range of devices are available for delivering and monitoring home oxygen therapy (HOT). Guidelines do not give indications for the choice of the delivery device but recommend the use of an ambulatory system in subjects on HOT whilst walking. Areas covered: We provide a clinical overview of HOT and review traditional and newer delivery and monitoring devices for HOT. Despite relevant technology advancements, clinicians, faced with many challenges when they prescribe oxygen therapy, often remain familiar to traditional devices and continuous flow delivery of oxygen...
January 4, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Shalv P Madhani, Brian J Frankowski, Sang-Ho Ye, Greg W Burgreen, William R Wagner, Robert Kormos, Jonathan D'Cunha, William J Federspiel
Recent studies show improved outcomes in ambulated lung failure patients. Ambulation still remains a challenge in these patients. This necessitates development of more compact and less cumbersome respiratory support specifically designed to be wearable. The Paracorporeal Ambulatory Assist Lung (PAAL) is being designed for providing ambulatory support in lung failure patients during bridge to transplant or recovery. We previously published in vitro and acute in vivo results of the PAAL. This study further evaluates the PAAL for 5 days...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Ryan A Orizondo, Alexandra G May, Shalv P Madhani, Brian J Frankowski, Greg W Burgreen, Peter D Wearden, William J Federspiel
Acute and chronic respiratory failure are a significant source of pediatric morbidity and mortality. Current respiratory support options used to bridge children to lung recovery or transplantation typically render them bedridden and can worsen long-term patient outcomes. The Pittsburgh Pediatric Ambulatory Lung (P-PAL) is a wearable pediatric blood pump and oxygenator (0.3 m surface area) integrated into a single compact unit that enables patient ambulation. The P-PAL is intended for long-term use and designed to provide up to 90% of respiratory support in children weighing 5-25 kg...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Prashant Rao, Benjamin Alouidor, Richard Smith, Zain Khalpey
We describe the off-pump insertion of a biventricular assist device with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a novel technique that allows for ambulatory central veno-arterial (VA) ECMO with direct biventricular decompression.
December 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Jean P Du Plessis, Senan Fernandes, Rakin Jamal, Pat Camp, Kerri Johannson, Michele Schaeffer, Pearce G Wilcox, Jordan A Guenette, Christopher J Ryerson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite its clinical and prognostic significance, few studies have evaluated the severity of exertional oxygen desaturation in fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD). Our objectives were to identify clinical and physiological variables that predict the extent of exertional oxygen desaturation in fibrotic ILD and to quantify the severity of desaturation compared to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This retrospective study compared the results of 6-min walk test (6MWT) performed while breathing room air in fibrotic ILD patients and COPD patients eligible for pulmonary rehabilitation...
November 28, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Debbi Atkinson
The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and supporting Cochrane's role by providing an evidence base for nurses and healthcare professionals who deliver, lead or research nursing care. The CNCF produces Cochrane Corner columns, summaries of recent nursing-care-relevant Cochrane Reviews that are regularly published in collaborating nursing-related journals. Information on the processes CNCF has developed can be accessed at: cncf...
November 29, 2017: Nursing Standard
Elena Dozio, Elena Passeri, Rosanna Cardani, Stefano Benedini, Carmen Aresta, Rea Valaperta, Massimiliano Corsi Romanelli, Giovanni Meola, Valeria Sansone, Sabrina Corbetta
Context: Myotonic dystrophies (DM) are dominantly inherited muscle disorders characterized by myotonia, muscle weakness, and wasting. The reasons for sarcopenia in DMs are uncleared and multiple factors are involved. Irisin, a positive hormone regulator of muscle growth and bone, may play a role. Objectives: To investigate (1) circulating irisin in a series of DM1 and DM2 male patients compared with healthy controls and (2) the relationships between irisin and anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Denis Monneret, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, David Hupin, Delphine Maudoux, Sébastien Celle, Emilia Sforza, Frédéric Roche
OBJECTIVES: Dyslipidemia, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and hypertension are comorbid factors evidenced in adults, but poorly studied in old people. This study aimed to examine the long-term evolution of the serum lipid profile, and its relationships with SDB and blood pressure (BP) in the elderly. METHODS: A ten-year follow-up of the prospective Prognostic Indicator of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (PROOF) and the Autonomic Nervous System Activity, Aging and Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea (SYNAPSE) cohort, which initially included 1011 elderly subjects from the general population, and who were untreated by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
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