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C S Bruells, G Marx
Diaphragm function is crucial for patient outcome in the ICU setting and during the treatment period. The occurrence of an insufficiency of the respiratory pump, which is predominantly formed by the diaphragm, may result in intubation after failure of noninvasive ventilation. Especially patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are in danger of hypercapnic respiratory failure. Changes in biomechanical properties and fiber texture of the diaphragm are further cofactors directly leading to a need for intubation and mechanical ventilation...
October 20, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Kathrin Fricke, Stanislav Tatkov, Ulrike Domanski, Karl-Josef Franke, Georg Nilius, Hartmut Schneider
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with hypercapnia is associated with increased mortality. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) can lower hypercapnia and ventilator loads but is hampered by a low adherence rate leaving a majority of patients insufficiently treated. Recently, nasal high flow (NHF) has been introduced in the acute setting in adults, too. It is an open nasal cannula system for delivering warm and humidified air or oxygen at high flow rates (2-50 L/min) assisting ventilation. It was shown that this treatment can improve hypercapnia...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
A Hazenberg, H A M Kerstjens, S C L Prins, K M Vermeulen, P J Wijkstra
Most patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develop respiratory insufficiency in the advanced stage of their disease. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is commonly regarded to be a treatment that is effective in reducing these complaints. To assess whether the effect of NIV on gas exchange and quality of life (QOL) is different in patients with ALS versus without ALS. A post hoc analysis was done with data from a previously published trial, in which all patients were instituted on NIV. Arterial blood gasses were assessed next to QOL by generic as well as disease-specific questionnaires...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Neurology
R Hanewinckel, M A Ikram, P A Van Doorn
Peripheral neuropathies are diseases of the peripheral nervous system that can be divided into mononeuropathies, multifocal neuropathies, and polyneuropathies. Symptoms usually include numbness and paresthesia. These symptoms are often accompanied by weakness and can be painful. Polyneuropathies can be divided into axonal and demyelinating forms, which is important for diagnostic reasons. Most peripheral neuropathies develop over months or years, but some are rapidly progressive. Some patients only suffer from mild, unilateral, slowly progressive tingling in the fingers due to median nerve compression in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), while other patients can be tetraplegic, with respiratory insufficiency within 1-2 days due to Guillain-Barré syndrome...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Ryo Okazaki, Reiko Watanabe, Daisuke Inoue
Recent epidemiological studies have revealed that osteoporosis is closely associated with common chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory airway disease but now well known to be associated with various systemic comorbidities including osteoporosis. Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are extremely common in COPD patients, which have significant impacts on their quality of life (QOL), activities of daily life (ADL), respiratory function, and possibly their prognosis...
August 2016: Journal of Bone Metabolism
Brian C Sayers, Dori R Germolec, Nigel J Walker, Kelly A Shipkowski, Matthew D Stout, Mark F Cesta, Joseph H Roycroft, Kimber L White, Gregory L Baker, Jeffrey A Dill, Matthew J Smith
C60 fullerene (C60), or buckminsterfullerene, is a spherical arrangement of 60 carbon atoms, having a diameter of approximately 1 nm, and is produced naturally as a by-product of combustion. Due to its small size, C60 has attracted much attention for use in a variety of applications; however insufficient information is available regarding its toxicological effects. The effects on respiratory toxicity and immunotoxicity of C60 aggregates (50 nm [nano-C60] and 1 μm [micro-C60] diameter) were examined in B6C3F1/N mice and Wistar Han rats after nose-only inhalation for 13 weeks...
September 12, 2016: Nanotoxicology
Konrad Paczkowski, Ireneusz Haponiuk, Maciej Chojnicki, Grażyna Brzezińska-Rajszys
An iatrogenic aneurysm of an innominate artery is an extremely rare complication, especially in children. Nevertheless, this pathology was diagnosed in a child given palliative care with chronic respiratory insufficiency and a history of encephalitis requiring permanent ventilation at home via a tracheal tube.A nine-year-old girl with colitis ulcerosa and a history of hemorrhagic encephalitis, with chronic home ventilation therapy, was admitted in an emergency setting because of massive bleeding from the upper respiratory tract and the area surrounding the tracheotomy...
2016: Heart Surgery Forum
Tuğba Şişmanlar, Ayşe Tana Aslan, Özlem Gülbahar, Seçil Özkan
AIM: Lower respiratory tract infections including mainly pneumonia represent an important public health problem leading to high mortality and mobidity rates in children aged below five years in developing countries including our country. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk of rickets/osteomalacia, various cancers, autoimmune diseases, hyperproliferative skin diseases, cardiovascular system diseases and infectious diseases. Vitamin D has an important role in cellular and humoral immunity and pulmonary functions...
June 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Hanna M Nurmi, Minna K Purokivi, Miia S Kärkkäinen, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Tuomas A Selander, Riitta L Kaarteenaho
BACKGROUND: In rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD), occurring in 10 % of patients with patients with RA, usual interstitial pattern (UIP) has shown to associate with poor prognosis but more detailed data about the course of the disease in different subtypes is limited. Our aim was to compare the disease course of patients with RA-ILD categorized into either UIP or other types of ILDs. METHODS: Clinical and radiological information of 59 patients with RA-ILD were re-assessed and re-classified into UIP or non-UIP groups, followed by a between-group comparison of demographic data, lung function, survival, cause of death and comorbidities...
July 27, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Adele E Crowley, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (PPROM) complicates approximately 2% of pregnancies and can be either spontaneous or iatrogenic in nature. Complications of PPROM include prematurity, chorioamnionitis, neonatal sepsis, limb position defects, respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypoplasia chronic lung disease, periventricular leukomalacia and intraventricular haemorrhage.A number of different sealing techniques have been employed which aim to restore a physical barrier against infection and encourage the re-accumulation of amniotic fluid...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Deborah Dudgeon, Vickie E Baracos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Loss of skeletal muscle mass and cachexia are important manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and have been associated with breathlessness, functional limitation and poor prognosis. A number of other life-limiting illnesses, including cancer and chronic heart failure as well as acute conditions seen in ICU such as sepsis, are characteristically associated with cachexia and sarcopenia. These conditions may have respiratory muscle atrophy of sufficient magnitude to contribute to the development of breathlessness and associated functional limitation...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Sonia Halioui-Louhaichi, Amel Ben Chehida, Rim Hassouna, Tayeb Massaoud, Marie Françoise Ben Dridi, Sihem Barsaoui, Azza Gharbi-Sammoud, Neji Tebib, Ahmed Maherzi
BACKGROUND: The frequency of cystic fibrosis is unknown in Tunisia, regarding the limited number of reported surveys and patients. AIM: to determine the clinical characteristics, outcome and genetic data of cystic fibrosis in Tunisian pediatric patients. METHODS: Cases of cystic fibrosis managed at pediatric departments of Tunis, during 15 years (1997-2012), were reviewed. RESULTS: 33 children (23 males and 10 females) were enrolled...
August 2015: La Tunisie Médicale
Daniela Pogliani, Annalisa Pozzi, Claudio Laudi, Laura Rimoldi, Elisabetta Sogni, Piera Farfaglia, Carmela Figliola, Carlo Jovane, Davide Zarcone, Enrico Caretta
The management of the pain therapy (ischemic pain, neoplastic pain) in hemodialysis patients has become a frequent challenge in the last years. These patients often require the prescription of major analgesic drugs such as Opioids like Fentanyl, in order to control the pain. It is necessary to pay attention to the correct dosage and to the half life of these drugs, that results prolonged in the chronic renal insufficiency. The main side effect of opioids is respiratory depression which is well known, however, up to date, there is a lack of reports about other less frequent side effects, such as epilepsy or status epilepticus, in the literature...
May 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Kayleigh M Kew, Michael Quinn, Bradley S Quon, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: People with asthma may experience exacerbations or "attacks" during which their symptoms worsen and additional treatment is required. Written action plans may advocate doubling the dose of inhaled steroids in the early stages of an asthma exacerbation to reduce the severity of the attack and to prevent the need for oral steroids or hospital admission. OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical effectiveness and safety of increased versus stable doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as part of a patient-initiated action plan for home management of exacerbations in children and adults with persistent asthma...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Shirley P C Ngai, Alice Y M Jones, Wilson Wai San Tam
BACKGROUND: Tai Chi, a systematic callisthenic exercise first developed in ancient China, involves a series of slow and rhythmic circular motions. It emphasises use of 'mind' or concentration to control breathing and circular body motions to facilitate flow of internal energy (i.e. 'qi') within the body. Normal flow of 'qi' is believed to be essential to sustain body homeostasis, ultimately leading to longevity. The effect of Tai Chi on balance and muscle strength in the elderly population has been reported; however, the effect of Tai Chi on dyspnoea, exercise capacity, pulmonary function and psychosocial status among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains unclear...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Maria Ximena Rojas-Reyes, Olga M García Morales, Rodolfo J Dennis, Charlotta Karner
BACKGROUND: The long-acting bronchodilator tiotropium and single-inhaler combination therapy of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta2-agonists (ICS/LABA) are commonly used for maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combining these treatments, which have different mechanisms of action, may be more effective than administering the individual components. OBJECTIVES: To assess relative effects of the following treatments on markers of exacerbations, symptoms, quality of life and lung function in patients with COPD...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sandra Mamolar Andrés, María Liliana Santamarina Rabanal, Carla María Granda Membiela, María José Fernández Gutiérrez, Paloma Sirgo Rodríguez, César Álvarez Marcos
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease is a type of chronic neurodegenerative pathology with a typical movement pattern, as well as different, less studied symptoms such as dysphagia. Disease-related disorders in efficacy or safety in the process of swallowing usually lead to malnutrition, dehydration or pneumonias. The aim of this study was identifying and analyzing swallowing disorders in Parkinson's disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The initial sample consisted of 52 subjects with Parkinson's disease to whom the specific test for dysphagia SDQ was applied...
June 3, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Fulsen Bozkuş, Bora Bilal, Hafize Öksüz
The use of invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) procedures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients suffering from episodes of acute exacerbation are associated with high rates of mortality. In this case study, we describe the use of a new device for extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) that can provide partial respiratory support for patients where noninvasive ventilation (NIV) proved insufficient. The case described in this manuscript represents the first clinical feasibility study for the Hemolung device, and was also the first use and application of the device at our department...
March 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
Seong-Woong Kang, Won Ah Choi, Han Eol Cho, Jang Woo Lee, Jung Hyun Park
Since 2001, financial support has been provided for all patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD) who require ventilatory support due to the paralysis of respiratory muscles in Korea. The purpose of this study was to identify ventilator usage status and appropriateness in these patients. We included 992 subjects with rare and incurable NMD registered for ventilator rental fee support. From 21 February 2011 to 17 January 2013, ventilator usage information, regular follow-up observation, and symptoms of chronic hypoventilation were surveyed by phone...
June 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
B P Xu, H Wang, Y H Zhao, J Liu, Y Yao, X L Feng, K L Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical manifestations and molecular features of cystic fibrosis in Chinese children. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of two pediatric cystic fibrosis cases diagnosed by gene test in Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University from 2010 to 2015, and Chinese cystic fibrosis reported patients searched of"cystic fibrosis, Chinese"on Chinese databases (CNKI, Wanfang Data) and PubMed from 1975 to 2015.The clinical manifestations and molecular features were analyzed...
May 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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