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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241234/lost-at-sea-the-medicine-physiology-and-psychology-of-prolonged-immersion
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Heather Massey, John Leach, Michael Davis, Vicki Vertongen
In most countries, immersion represents the second most common cause of accidental death in children and the third in adults. Between 2010 and 2013, 561 deaths worldwide involving recreational divers were recorded by the Divers Alert Network. Consequently, there is no room for complacency when diving. Being lost at sea is a diver's worst nightmare. In 2006, a diver was lost at sea off the coast of New Zealand for 75 hours. It is unprecedented that, after such a long time immersed in temperate (16-17°C) waters, he was found and survived...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237485/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-may-increase-the-bleeding-of-minor-thoracic-injury-in-severe-multiple-trauma-patients-a-case-report
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Takaaki Maruhashi, Hiroaki Minehara, Ichiro Takeuchi, Yuichi Kataoka, Yasushi Asari
BACKGROUND: The resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta, because of its efficacy and feasibility, has been widely used in treating patients with severe torso trauma. However, complications developing around the site proximal to the occlusion by resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta have almost never been studied. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Japanese woman fell from a height of approximately 10 m. At initial arrival, her respiratory rate was 24 breaths/minute, her blood oxygen saturation was 95% under 10 L/minute oxygenation, her pulse rate was 90 beats per minute, and her blood pressure was 180/120 mmHg...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225947/migrants-caught-between-tides-and-politics-in-the-mediterranean-an-imperative-for-search-and-rescue-at-sea
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EDITORIAL
Federica Zamatto, Stefano Argenziano, Jovana Arsenijevic, Aurelie Ponthieu, Marco Bertotto, Francesco Di Donna, Anthony D Harries, Rony Zachariah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223186/willingness-of-firefighting-program-students-to-work-in-disasters-turkey
#4
Edip Kaya, Hakan Altintas
Introduction Firefighting is an important profession during disasters. Firefighters are on duty for many vital functions, including fire extinguishing, search and rescue work, and evacuation of disaster victims to a safe zone. In case of a disaster situation, it is vital to have willing personnel to work in disasters. In the literature, type of disaster, individual demographic factors, family factors, and workplace factors have been identified as factors that influence health care personnel's willingness to work during a disaster...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182955/individual-human-scent-as-a-forensic-identifier-using-mantrailing
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Leif Woidtke, Jan Dreßler, Carsten Babian
Specially trained dogs have long been used by law enforcement agencies to help in criminal investigations and in searching for missing persons. Still, it is unclear which components of human scent released into the environment contribute to successful searches of individuals. In this study, saliva and axillary sweat samples were taken from a total of 190 people. Additionally, DNA was extracted from whole blood of seven different people and used as an odour sample as well. Overall 675 tests (trails) were performed during a period of 18 months...
November 21, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182798/pharmacological-interventions-for-pain-relief-during-orthodontic-treatment
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REVIEW
Aoife B Monk, Jayne E Harrison, Helen V Worthington, Annabel Teague
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common side effect of orthodontic treatment. It increases in proportion to the amount of force applied to the teeth, and the type of orthodontic appliance used can affect the intensity of the pain. Pain during orthodontic treatment has been shown to be the most common reason for people wanting to discontinue treatment, and has been ranked as the worst aspect of treatment. Although pharmacological methods of pain relief have been investigated, there remains some uncertainty among orthodontists about which painkillers are most suitable and whether pre-emptive analgesia is beneficial...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174580/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-the-efficacy-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-opioids-and-paracetamol-in-the-treatment-of-acute-renal-colic
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REVIEW
Sameer A Pathan, Biswadev Mitra, Peter A Cameron
CONTEXT: Renal colic is a common, acute presentation of urolithiasis that requires immediate pain relief. European Association of Urology guidelines recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as the preferred analgesia. However, the fear of NSAID adverse effects and the uncertainty about superior analgesic effect have maintained the practice of advocating intravenous opioids as the initial analgesia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the safety and efficacy of NSAIDs with opioids and paracetamol (acetaminophen) for the management of acute renal colic...
November 21, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170308/11%C3%A2-topical-nsaids-for-analgesia-in-traumatic-corneal-abrasions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Annali Lawrenson, Abel Wakai
BACKGROUND: Traumatic corneal abrasions are common ocular presenTations in the ED. There is no consensus regarding the most appropriate analgesia for this condition. Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been suggested as pain-relief to minimise systemic adverse events associated with oral analgesia. AIM: To identify and evaluate all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the use of topical NSAIDs with placebo or any alternative analgesic interventions in adults with traumatic corneal abrasions (including corneal abrasions arising from foreign body removal), to reduce pain, and its effects on healing time...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158263/high-throughput-screening-identifies-fau-protein-as-a-regulator-of-mutant-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-channel
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Valeria Tomati, Emanuela Pesce, Emanuela Caci, Elvira Sondo, Paolo Scudieri, Monica Marini, Felice Amato, Giuseppe Castaldo, Roberto Ravazzolo, Luis Jv Galietta, Nicoletta Pedemonte
In cystic fibrosis (CF), deletion of phenylalanine 508 (F508del) in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) anion channel causes misfolding and premature degradation. One possible approach to reducing CF's detrimental health effects could be the identification of proteins whose suppression rescues F508del-CFTR function in bronchial epithelial cells. However, searches for these potential targets have not yet been conducted, particularly in a relevant airway background using a functional readout...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152248/nutritional-management-of-search-and-rescue-dogs
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G Vassalotti, N Musco, P Lombardi, S Calabrò, R Tudisco, V Mastellone, R Grazioli, S Bianchi, M I Cutrignelli
Dogs used for search and rescue (SAR) may experience continuous micro-traumas that predispose them to skeletal disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of diet on osteo-articular apparatus in healthy SAR dogs. A total of sixteen SAR dogs were divided into two groups (low supplementation (LS) and high supplementation (HS)) and were fed for 3 months with two experimental diets, characterised by the same protein and energy density, but different in n-3 PUFA (6·2 v. 8·4 % of metabolisable energy), chondroitin sulfate (219·8 v...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127294/preventing-shivering-with-adjuvant-low-dose-intrathecal-meperidine-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Yu-Cih Lin, Chien-Yu Chen, Yuan-Mei Liao, Alan Hsi-Wen Liao, Pi-Chu Lin, Chuen-Chau Chang
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the pros and cons of adjuvant low dose intrathecal meperidine for spinal anaesthesia. We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials using trial sequential analysis (TSA) to evaluate the incidence of reduced rescue analgesics, shivering, pruritus, nausea and vomiting when applying adjuvant intrathecal meperidine. Twenty-eight trials with 2216 patients were included. Adjuvant intrathecal meperidine, 0.05-0.5 mg kg-1, significantly reduced incidence of shivering (relative risk, RR, 0...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123076/an-efficient-soil-penetration-strategy-for-explorative-robots-inspired-by-plant-root-circumnutation-movements
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Emanuela Del Dottore, Alessio Mondini, Ali Sadeghi, Virgilio Mattoli, Barbara Mazzolai
This paper presents a comparative analysis in terms of energy required by an artificial probe to penetrate soil implementing two different strategies: a straight penetration movement; and a circumnutation, which is a peculiar root movement in plants. The role of circumnutations in plant roots is still reason of debate. We hypothesized that circumnutation movements can help roots in penetrating soil and we validated our assumption testing the probe at three distinct soil densities and using various combinations of circumnutation amplitude and period for each soil...
November 10, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120929/risk-factors-for-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-and-failure-to-rescue-a-review
#13
Kapil Gupta, Arun Prasad, Mahesh Nagappa, Jean Wong, Lusine Abrahamyan, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary objective of this review is to identify the risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in the postoperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In the postoperative period, OIRD has often been reported resulting in morbidity and mortality. The risk factors which predispose surgical patients to increased risk of OIRD are not clearly defined. A literature search was performed for adult surgical patients who were prescribed opioids during their hospital stay and any available reports on postoperative respiratory depression/respiratory events...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117143/a-smartphone-step-counter-using-imu-and-magnetometer-for-navigation-and-health-monitoring-applications
#14
Maan Khedr, Nasser El-Sheimy
The growing market of smart devices make them appealing for various applications. Motion tracking can be achieved using such devices, and is important for various applications such as navigation, search and rescue, health monitoring, and quality of life-style assessment. Step detection is a crucial task that affects the accuracy and quality of such applications. In this paper, a new step detection technique is proposed, which can be used for step counting and activity monitoring for health applications as well as part of a Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) system...
November 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109641/comparative-efficacy-of-clonidine-versus-magnesium-sulfate-as-an-adjunct-to-lignocaine-in-intravenous-regional-anesthesia-for-postoperative-analgesia-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
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Parminder Kaur, Tanveer Singh Kundra, Dinesh Sood
Background and Aims: Intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA) is a very good technique to be used in unstable patients. Various adjuvants have been added, but till date, there is no ideal adjuvant. Clonidine is one of the most widely used adjuvants in IVRA. However, it has many side effects. Hence, the search continues for a better adjuvant. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of clonidine versus MgSO4 as an adjunct to lignocaine in IVRA for postoperative analgesia and to compare their side effect profile...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107559/genetic-intersection-of-tsix-and-hedgehog-signaling-during-the-initiation-of-x-chromosome-inactivation
#16
Brian C Del Rosario, Amanda M Del Rosario, Anthony Anselmo, Peggy I Wang, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Jeannie T Lee
X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) silences one X chromosome in the female mammal and is essential to peri-implantation development. XCI is thought to be cell autonomous, with all factors required being produced within each cell. Nevertheless, external cues may exist. Here, we search for such developmental signals by combining bioinformatic, biochemical, and genetic approaches. Using ex vivo and in vivo models, we identify the Hedgehog (HH) paracrine system as a candidate signaling cascade. HH signaling keeps XCI in check in pluripotent cells and is transduced by GLI transcription factors to binding sites in Tsix, the antisense repressor of XCI...
November 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101547/oral-pregabalin-for-acute-pain-relief-after-cervicofacial-surgery-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Sara Liébana-Hermoso, Francisco Javier Manzano-Moreno, Manuel Francisco Vallecillo-Capilla, Maria Victoria Olmedo-Gaya
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this systematic review were to unify criteria on the effectiveness of oral pregabalin to treat acute post-operative pain after cervicofacial surgery, to establish the most effective dose regimens, and to determine its effect on rescue medicine consumption and its association with adverse effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed/Medline (National Library of Medicine, Washington, DC), Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases were searched for studies in any language published between January 2000 and September 2016...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099790/design-of-uav-embedded-microphone-array-system-for-sound-source-localization-in-outdoor-environments
#18
Kotaro Hoshiba, Kai Washizaki, Mizuho Wakabayashi, Takahiro Ishiki, Makoto Kumon, Yoshiaki Bando, Daniel Gabriel, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Hiroshi G Okuno
In search and rescue activities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) should exploit sound information to compensate for poor visual information. This paper describes the design and implementation of a UAV-embedded microphone array system for sound source localization in outdoor environments. Four critical development problems included water-resistance of the microphone array, efficiency in assembling, reliability of wireless communication, and sufficiency of visualization tools for operators. To solve these problems, we developed a spherical microphone array system (SMAS) consisting of a microphone array, a stable wireless network communication system, and intuitive visualization tools...
November 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099087/multipass-target-search-in-natural-environments
#19
Michael J Kuhlman, Michael W Otte, Donald Sofge, Satyandra K Gupta
Consider a disaster scenario where search and rescue workers must search difficult to access buildings during an earthquake or flood. Often, finding survivors a few hours sooner results in a dramatic increase in saved lives, suggesting the use of drones for expedient rescue operations. Entropy can be used to quantify the generation and resolution of uncertainty. When searching for targets, maximizing mutual information of future sensor observations will minimize expected target location uncertainty by minimizing the entropy of the future estimate...
November 2, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091047/instrumental-sensing-of-trace-volatiles-a-new-promising-tool-for-detecting-the-presence-of-entrapped-or-hidden-people
#20
Paweł Mochalski, Vera Ruzsanyi, Helmut Wiesenhofer, Christopher A Mayhew
There is a growing demand for rapid analytical systems for detecting the presence of humans who are either entrapped as a result of a disaster or in particular hidden, as in the case of smuggling or trafficking. The trafficking and smuggling of people to Europe have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. This does not only put a major strain on European resources, but puts at risk the health and lives of the people being trafficked or smuggled. In this context, the early detection and interception of smuggled/trafficked people is of particular importance in terms of saving migrants from life-threatening situations...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
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