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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432730/assessment-of-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-with-cine-imaging-for-breast-radiotherapy
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Reuben Patrick Estoesta, Lani Attwood, Diana Naehrig, Elizabeth Claridge-Mackonis, David Odgers, Darren Martin, Melissa Pham, Joanne Toohey, Susan Carroll
Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) techniques for breast cancer radiation therapy (RT) have reduced cardiac dose compared to Free Breathing (FB). Recently, a voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (vDIBH) technique was established using in-room lasers and skin tattoos to monitor breath-hold. An in-house quality assessment of positional reproducibility during RT delivery with vDIBH in patients with left-sided breast cancer was evaluated. The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was used in cinematographic (CINE) mode to capture a sequence of images during beam delivery...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420762/resting-heart-rate-variability-and-exercise-capacity-in-type-1-diabetes
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Luke C Wilson, Karen C Peebles, Neil A Hoye, Patrick Manning, Catherine Sheat, Michael J A Williams, Gerard T Wilkins, Genevieve A Wilson, James C Baldi
People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have lower exercise capacity (V̇O2max) than their age-matched nondiabetic counterparts (CON), which might be related to cardiac autonomic dysfunction. We examined whether Heart Rate Variability (HRV; indicator of cardiac autonomic modulation) was associated with exercise capacity in those with and without T1D. Twenty-three participants with uncomplicated T1D and 17 matched CON were recruited. Heart rate (HR; ECG), blood pressure (BP; finger photo-plethysmography), and respiratory rate (respiratory belt) were measured during baseline, paced-breathing and clinical autonomic reflex tests (CARTs); deep breathing, lying-to-stand, and Valsalva maneuver...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408153/refinement-of-the-oral-exposure-description-in-the-cyclic-siloxane-pbpk-model-for-rats-and-humans-implications-for-exposure-assessment
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Jerry L Campbell, Melvin E Andersen, Cynthia Van Landingham, Robinan Gentry, Elke Jensen, Jean Y Domoradzki, Harvey J Clewell
The multi-compound, and multi-dose (MC-MD) route physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for cyclic siloxanes reported by McMullin et al. (2016) brought together the series of models for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in rat and human into a unified code structure that would allow simulation of both compounds following the inhalation and dermal routes of exposure. The refined MC-MD PBPK model presented here expands upon this effort to include representation of rat kinetic data in plasma, tissues and exhaled breath for the parent compounds after oral bolus administration...
April 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405393/lung-anatomy-and-histology-of-the-extant-coelacanth-shed-light-on-the-loss-of-air-breathing-during-deep-water-adaptation-in-actinistians
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Camila Cupello, François J Meunier, Marc Herbin, Gaël Clément, Paulo M Brito
Lungs are specialized organs originated from the posterior pharyngeal cavity and considered as plesiomorphic for osteichthyans, as they are found in extant basal actinopterygians (i.e. Polypterus) and in all major groups of extant sarcopterygians. The presence of a vestigial lung in adult stages of the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae is the result of allometric growth during ontogeny, in relation with long-time adaptation to deep water. Here, we present the first detailed histological and anatomical description of the lung of Latimeria chalumnae, providing new insights into its arrested differentiation in an air-breathing complex, mainly represented by the absence of pneumocytes and of compartmentalization in the latest ontogenetic stages...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403461/toward-enhancing-treatment-for-pregnant-smokers-laying-the-groundwork-for-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-approaches
#5
Amy M Loree, Steven J Ondersma, Emily R Grekin
Introduction: Although effective treatments exist, most women who smoke during pregnancy neither seek nor receive treatment. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments (eg, mindfulness, yoga, and acupuncture) may be attractive, low-cost options that can be used to assist a large proportion of pregnant women with smoking cessation. Methods: This study examined participant characteristics and treatment utilization among pregnant smokers in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in order to explore the prevalence and predictors of CAM use for any purpose within this population...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389910/sleep-duration-and-quality-in-heart-failure-patients
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Anke Türoff, Ulrich Thiem, Henrik Fox, Jens Spießhöfer, Thomas Bitter, Renaud Tamisier, Naresh M Punjabi, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg
PURPOSE: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is highly prevalent in patients with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HF-REF). SDB is classified as predominant obstructive (OSA) or central (CSA) and may alter sleep duration, sleep quality, and quality of life. This study describes sleep quality and duration in well-characterized cohorts of these patients. METHODS: Two hundred fifty consecutive patients with HF-REF (NYHA class ≥II, ejection fraction ≤45%) underwent cardiac and pulmonary examination, plus full attended in-hospital overnight polysomnography (PSG)...
April 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389695/effects-of-low-temperature-on-breathing-pattern-and-ventilatory-responses-during-hibernation-in-the-golden-mantled-ground-squirrel
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Cheryl L Webb, William K Milsom
During entrance into hibernation in golden-mantled ground squirrels (Callospermophilus lateralis), ventilation decreases as metabolic rate and body temperature fall. Two patterns of respiration occur during deep hibernation. At 7 °C body temperature (T b ), a breathing pattern characterized by episodes of multiple breaths (20.6 ± 1.9 breaths/episode) separated by long apneas or nonventilatory periods (T nvp ) (mean = 11.1 ± 1.2 min) occurs, while at 4 °C T b , a pattern in which breaths are evenly distributed and separated by a relatively short T nvp (0...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387335/two-types-of-peak-emotional-responses-to-music-the-psychophysiology-of-chills-and-tears
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Kazuma Mori, Makoto Iwanaga
People sometimes experience a strong emotional response to artworks. Previous studies have demonstrated that the peak emotional experience of chills (goose bumps or shivers) when listening to music involves psychophysiological arousal and a rewarding effect. However, many aspects of peak emotion are still not understood. The current research takes a new perspective of peak emotional response of tears (weeping, lump in the throat). A psychophysiological experiment showed that self-reported chills increased electrodermal activity and subjective arousal whereas tears produced slow respiration during heartbeat acceleration, although both chills and tears induced pleasure and deep breathing...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382061/effect-of-breathing-technique-of-blowing-on-the-extent-of-damage-to-the-perineum-at-the-moment-of-delivery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Zohre Ahmadi, Shahnaz Torkzahrani, Firouze Roosta, Nezhat Shakeri, Zohre Mhmoodi
INTRODUCTION: One of the important tasks in managing labor is the protection of perineum. An important variable affecting this outcome is maternal pushing during the second stage of labor. This study was done to investigate the effect of breathing technique on perineal damage extention in laboring Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was performed on 166 nulliparous pregnant women who had reached full-term pregnancy, had low risk pregnancy, and were candidates for vaginal delivery in two following groups: using breathing techniques (case group) and valsalva maneuver (control group)...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377061/respiratory-gated-bilateral-pulmonary-radiotherapy-for-ewing-s-sarcoma-and-nephroblastoma-in-children-and-young-adults-dosimetric-and-clinical-feasibility-studies
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C Demoor-Goldschmidt, S Chiavassa, S Josset, M-A Mahé, S Supiot
PURPOSE: Bilateral pulmonary radiotherapy in children and young adults aims to reduce the recurrence of lung metastases. The radiation field includes liver tissue, which is sensitive to even low radiation doses. We investigated the feasibility of respiratory gating radiotherapy using voluntary deep inspiration breath hold and its toxicity in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A retrospective clinical review was conducted for all patients who had undergone bilateral pulmonary radiotherapy, with or without deep inspiration breath hold, treated in our institution between October 1999 and May 2012...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373993/efficacy-of-administration-of-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-for-two-years-on-autonomic-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Triantafyllos Didangelos, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Charalambos Margaritidis, Zisis Kontoninas, Ioannis Stergiou, Stefanos Tsotoulidis, Eleni Karlafti, Alexandros Mourouglakis, Apostolos I Hatzitolios
Aim. To evaluate the effect of quinapril on diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Patients and Methods. Sixty-three consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus [43% males, 27 with type 1 DM, mean age 52 years (range 22-65)], definite DCAN [abnormal results in 2 cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests (CARTs)], and DPN were randomized to quinapril 20 mg/day (group A, n = 31) or placebo (group B, n = 32) for 2 years. Patients with hypertension or coronary heart disease were excluded...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356625/instantaneous-changes-in-respiratory-function-induced-by-passive-pelvic-suspension-in-the-supine-position-in-relation-to-increased-diaphragm-excursion
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Tatsuya Ishizuka, Naoya Nishida, Yuuki Homma, Tetsuro Hirayama, Yukisato Ishida, Fujiyasu Kakizaki, Masato Konishi
[Purpose] This study aimed to introduce an approach of pelvic suspension (PS) using sling cords and to obtain evidence for changes in respiratory function of healthy subjects. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 25 healthy men. In the supine position, with hip and knee joints flexed at 90°, the subjects' pelvises were suspended with sling belts. Diaphragm excursion, respiratory function, and respiratory comfort in these postures were measured using ultrasonography, respirometry, and visual analog scale (VAS), respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356403/short-and-long-term-effects-of-diving-on-pulmonary-function
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Kay Tetzlaff, Paul S Thomas
The diving environment provides a challenge to the lung, including exposure to high ambient pressure, altered gas characteristics and cardiovascular effects on the pulmonary circulation. Several factors associated with diving affect pulmonary function acutely and can potentially cause prolonged effects that may accumulate gradually with repeated diving exposure. Evidence from experimental deep dives and longitudinal studies suggests long-term adverse effects of diving on the lungs in commercial deep divers, such as the development of small airways disease and accelerated loss of lung function...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348945/infective-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-celiac-disease-after-central-venous-catheter-insertion
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Murtaza Sundhu, Suryanarayan Mohapatra, Salome Arobelidze, Parveen Gundelly, Anil Kumar Changarath Vijayan
There is an increasing incidence of infective endocarditis secondary to central venous catheters, which is termed as 'healthcare-associated infective endocarditis'. There is an increased risk of getting infective endocarditis in conditions with malnutrition and also if the tip of the central venous catheter is deep in the right atrium close to the tricuspid valve. We present a case of 31-year-old female who had all these risk factors. She was admitted to the hospital for the work up of the weight loss and was diagnosed with celiac disease...
February 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348360/an-uncommon-case-of-lower-limb-deep-vein-thrombosis-with-multiple-etiological-causes
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Jing Miao, Geetha Naik, Sivakumar Muddana, Xiaohuan Li, Supriya Bhimasani, Ronald Alvin Mitchell, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of venous thromboembolism with diverse clinical and environmental risk factors. Very few cases of DVT with multiple high risk factors have been reported. Here, we report an uncommon DVT case with multiple etiological causes, including appendicitis/appendectomy, morbid obesity, immobilization, positive phosphatidylserine IgG, and heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation. CASE REPORT A 43-year-old female was brought to the emergency room because of 2-week history of pain and swelling and ultrasound revealing evidence of DVT in the right leg...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334035/early-inner-retinal-thinning-and-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetes
#16
Jin A Choi, Hyo Won Kim, Jin-Woo Kwon, Yun-Sub Shim, Dong Hyun Jee, Jae-Seung Yun, Yu-Bae Ahn, Chan Kee Park, Seung-Hyun Ko
BACKGROUND: To investigate changes in the neural retina according to the presence of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects in type 2 diabetes, and to determine the association between inner retina thickness and the severity of diabetic complications. METHODS: We studied non-glaucomatous patients with type 2 diabetes and control subjects Circumpapillary RNFL and macula ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thicknesses were measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333011/utility-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-for-left-sided-breast-radiation-therapy-in-preventing-early-cardiac-perfusion-defects-a-prospective-study
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Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person, Xiaoli Tang, Ellen E Jones, Jason Matney, Shiva K Das, Rebecca L Green, Arif Sheikh, Amir H Khandani, William H McCartney, Jorge Daniel Oldan, Terence Z Wong, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To evaluate early cardiac single photon computed tomography (SPECT) findings after left breast/chest wall postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in the setting of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective single-institution single-arm study of patients who were planned for tangential RT with DIBH to the left breast/chest wall (± internal mammary nodes). The DIBH was done by use of a controlled surface monitoring technique (AlignRT, Vision RT Ltd, London, UK)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325598/sudomotor-dysfunction-as-a-measure-of-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-type-1-diabetes
#18
Lynn Ang, Mamta Jaiswal, Brian Callaghan, David Raffel, Morton B Brown, Rodica Pop-Busui
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether measuring the electrochemical skin conductance (ESC), as an indirect measure of sudomotor function, may be also a reliable surrogate for early cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN). METHODS: Longitudinal study included 37 type 1 diabetes (T1D) subjects (mean age 38±13years, duration 15±7years, HbA1c 7.9±1.1%, no known complications at baseline), and 40 age-matched healthy control (HC) subjects. Mean hands ESC (ESChands) and feet (ESCfeet) were measured with the SUDOSCAN (Impeto Medical, France)...
March 10, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324987/sleep-architecture-measurement-based-on-cardiorespiratory-parameters
#19
Alexander Tataraidze, Lyudmila Korostovtseva, Lesya Anishchenko, Mikhail Bochkarev, Yurii Sviryaev
This paper presents a method for the detection of wakeful state, rapid eye movement sleep (REM), light sleep (N1&N2) and deep sleep (N3&N4) based on cardiorespiratory parameters. Experiments were conducted with data of 625 subjects without sleep-disordered breathing selected from the SHHS dataset. Compared to previous studies, our method considers results of neighboring epochs classification and epoch position over record time. The method demonstrates Cohen's kappa of 0.57 ± 0.13 and the accuracy of 71.4 ± 8...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316590/rehabilitation-using-guided-cerebral-plasticity-of-a-brachial-plexus-injury-treated-with-intercostal-and-phrenic-nerve-transfers
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Lars B Dahlin, Gert Andersson, Clas Backman, Hampus Svensson, Anders Björkman
Recovery after surgical reconstruction of a brachial plexus injury using nerve grafting and nerve transfer procedures is a function of peripheral nerve regeneration and cerebral reorganization. A 15-year-old boy, with traumatic avulsion of nerve roots C5-C7 and a non-rupture of C8-T1, was operated 3 weeks after the injury with nerve transfers: (a) terminal part of the accessory nerve to the suprascapular nerve, (b) the second and third intercostal nerves to the axillary nerve, and (c) the fourth to sixth intercostal nerves to the musculocutaneous nerve...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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