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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546966/effects-of-progressive-muscle-relaxation-guided-imagery-and-deep-diaphragmatic-breathing-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-with-breast-or-prostate-cancer
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Mohsen Shahriari, Mojtaba Dehghan, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolrahim Hazini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the increasing number of elderly and an increase in the number of cases of cancer by age, cancer is a common problem in the elderly. For elderly patients with cancer, the disease and its treatment can have long-term negative effects on their quality of life (QoL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation, body image and deep diaphragmatic breathing on the QoL in the elderly with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial in which 50 elderly patients with breast or prostate cancer were randomized into study and control groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545283/-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-thrombolytic-treatment-with-reteplase-in-patients-with-intermediate-risk-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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H G Zhao, S X Wang, Z N Lu, X X Yan, Z C Lyu, F H Peng, Y Wu, X Gao, L Hua, Z C Jing, X Q Xu
Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of thrombolytic treatment with reteplase in patients with intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism. Methods: Ten consecutive patients with intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism who received thrombolytic treatment with reteplase at Thrombosis and Vascular Medicine Center, Fuwai Hospital from March to November in 2016 were included.Vital signs, right ventricular diameter, systolic pulmonary artery pressure, and biochemical markers were assessed before and after thrombolytic therapy with reteplase, and bleeding complications were also observed during 3 months follow up...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544033/impaired-neurovascular-reactivity-in-the-microvasculature-of-pregnant-women-with-preeclampsia
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Karine Ferreira Agra, Isabelle Eunice Albuquerque Pontes, José Roberto da Silva, José Natal Figueiroa, Geraldine F Clough, João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with maternal vascular dysfunction, leading to serious cardiovascular risk both during and following pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess microvascular reactivity in pregnant women with PE. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 36 pregnant women with PE and 36 normotensive pregnant women (C) in the third trimester. Skin microvascular blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry at rest (RF), during the maximum hyperaemic response to brief arterial occlusion (MF) and during the sympathetically-mediated constrictor response to deep inspiratory breath hold (IBH)...
May 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537464/multi-domain-assessment-of-autonomic-function-in-spinal-cord-injury-using-a-modified-autonomic-reflex-screen
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Michael James Berger, Kurt Kimpinski, Katharine Dianne Currie, Hirmand Nouraei, Mahsa Sadeghi, Andrei V Krassioukov
The purpose of this study was to characterize autonomic lesions in participants with spinal cord injury (SCI; n=10) using an autonomic reflex screen, incorporating sudomotor, cardiovagal and sympathetic adrenergic tests, as well as hemodynamic responses to head-up tilt (HUT). Hemodynamic responses were compared to healthy controls (n=20) and previously published normative cutoffs in order better identify autonomic impairments. Sympathetic skin responses (SSRs), heart rate response to deep breathing (HRDB) and heart rate and beat-to-beat blood pressure responses to Valsalva maneuver (VM) and HUT were measured...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530203/eit-based-pulsatile-impedance-monitoring-during-spontaneous-breathing-in-cystic-fibrosis
#5
Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Benjamin Schullcke, Bo Gong, Ullrich Müller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the lung function in patients with obstructive lung disease by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) usually requires breathing maneuvers containing deep inspirations and forced expirations. Since these maneuvers strongly depend on the patient's co-operation and health status, normal tidal breathing was investigated in an attempt to develop continuous maneuver-free measurements. APPROACH: Ventilation related and pulsatile impedance changes were systematically analyzed during normal tidal breathing in 12 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and 12 lung-healthy controls (HL)...
June 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526193/effects-of-multiple-breath-hold-reproducibility-on-treatment-localization-and-dosimetric-accuracy-in-radiotherapy-of-left-sided-breast-cancer-with-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique
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Mika Kapanen, Marko Laaksomaa, Jani Pehkonen, Mikko Haltamo, Helmi Luukkanen, Turkka Lehtonen, Simo Hyödynmaa, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of breath hold reproducibility on positional and dosimetric errors in radiotherapy of patients with left-sided breast cancer (LSBC) treated with voluntary deep inspiration breath hold (vDIBH) technique. Clinical data from 2 groups of patients with LSBC were retrospectively investigated: (1) those irradiated for the whole breast only (WB group, n = 20) using typically from 3 to 5 breath holds per treatment session and (2) those irradiated simultaneously also for supraclavicular lymph nodes (WB + SLN group, n = 27) using from 7 to 9 breath holds per fraction...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515170/respiratory-function-and-mechanics-in-pinnipeds-and-cetaceans
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REVIEW
Andreas Fahlman, Michael J Moore, Daniel Garcia-Parraga
In this Review, we focus on the functional properties of the respiratory system of pinnipeds and cetaceans, and briefly summarize the underlying anatomy; in doing so, we provide an overview of what is currently known about their respiratory physiology and mechanics. While exposure to high pressure is a common challenge among breath-hold divers, there is a large variation in respiratory anatomy, function and capacity between species - how are these traits adapted to allow the animals to withstand the physiological challenges faced during dives? The ultra-deep diving feats of some marine mammals defy our current understanding of respiratory physiology and lung mechanics...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508834/a-dosimetric-analysis-of-cardiac-dose-with-or-without-active-breath-coordinator-moderate-deep-inspiratory-breath-hold-in-left-sided-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
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Beena Kunheri, Sanketh Kotne, Sneha S Nair, Dinesh Makuny
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiac toxicity is a major concern for left breast tangential field irradiation. The left ventricle and left anterior descending (LAD) artery are suggested to be radiosensitive and radiation to these structures leads to late lethal cardiotoxicity. Moderate deep inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) during radiation treatment delivery helps in reducing the cardiac dose. This study compares dosimetric parameters of heart with and without active breath coordinator (ABC) mDIBH during tangential field breast cancer radiation...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502653/heart-sparing-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-what-are-the-techniques-used-in-the-clinical-routine-a-pattern-of-practice-survey-in-the-german-speaking-countries
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Marciana-Nona Duma, Stefan Münch, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie E Combs
The aim of this study was to understand the practice of care in German-speaking countries with regard to heart-sparing radiotherapy techniques. Between August 2015 and September 2015, an e-mail/fax-based survey was sent to radiation oncology departments in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking Switzerland. The questionnaire was divided into 3 chapters: a general chapter on the department, a chapter specific for heart-sparing techniques in patients with breast cancer, and a third chapter on personal beliefs on the topic of heart sparing in patients with breast cancer...
May 11, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497701/modified-qigong-breathing-exercise-for-reducing-the-sense-of-hunger-on-an-empty-stomach
#10
Alexander P Voroshilov, Alex A Volinsky, Zhixin Wang, Elena V Marchenko
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine whether a modified Qigong breathing exercise can reduce the sense of hunger and identify possible mechanisms. METHODS: The results from the test group, which performed the exercise, are compared with the control group, which performed deep breathing. Intestinal pressure measurements, stomach pH monitoring, and participant surveys were used for assessment. RESULTS: Stomach pH was increased by 3 (0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493923/brief-relaxation-training-is-not-sufficient-to-alter-tolerance-to-experimental-pain-in-novices
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Karen E Smith, Greg J Norman
Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and muscle relaxation, are aspects common to most forms of mindfulness training. There is now an abundance of research demonstrating that mindfulness training has beneficial effects across a wide range of clinical conditions, making it an important tool for clinical intervention. One area of extensive research is on the beneficial effects of mindfulness on experiences of pain. However, the mechanisms of these effects are still not well understood. One hypothesis is that the relaxation components of mindfulness training, through alterations in breathing and muscle tension, leads to changes in parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system functioning which influences pain circuits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491040/association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-heart-rate-variability-in-adults-at-increased-cardiovascular-risk
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Valter L Pereira, Mirela Dobre, Sandra G Dos Santos, Juliana S Fuzatti, Carlos R Oliveira, Luciana A Campos, Andrei Brateanu, Ovidiu C Baltatu
Background: Atherosclerotic carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) may be associated with alterations in the sensitivity of carotid baroreceptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between carotid IMT and the autonomic modulation of heart rate variability (HRV). Methods: A total of 101 subjects were enrolled in this prospective observational study. The carotid IMT was determined by duplex ultrasonography. The cardiac autonomic function was determined through HRV measures during the Deep Breathing Test...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487171/an-in-vitro-study-examining-the-duration-between-deep-inspirations-on-the-rate-of-renarrowing
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Samuel Mailhot-Larouche, Katherine Lortie, David Marsolais, Nicolas Flamand, Ynuk Bossé
The factors altering the bronchodilatory response to a deep inspiration (DI) in asthma are important to decipher. In this in vitro study, we investigated the effect of changing the duration between DIs on the rate of force recovery post-DI in guinea pig bronchi. The airway smooth muscle (ASM) within the main bronchi were submitted to length oscillation that simulated tidal breathing in different contractile states during 2, 5, 10 or 30min prior to a larger length excursion that simulated a DI. The contractile states of ASM were determined by adding either methacholine or isoproterenol...
May 6, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481252/wearable-contactless-respiration-sensor-based-on-multi-material-fibers-integrated-into-textile
#14
Philippe Guay, Stepan Gorgutsa, Sophie LaRochelle, Younes Messaddeq
In this paper, we report on a novel sensor for the contactless monitoring of the respiration rate, made from multi-material fibers arranged in the form of spiral antenna (2.45 GHz central frequency). High flexibility of the used composite metal-glass-polymer fibers permits their integration into a cotton t-shirt without compromising comfort or restricting movement of the user. At the same time, change of the antenna geometry, due to the chest expansion and the displacement of the air volume in the lungs, is found to cause a significant shift of the antenna operational frequency, thus allowing respiration detection...
May 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480082/life-threatening-hemopericardium-associated-with-rivaroxaban
#15
Sijan Basnet, Niranjan Tachamo, Biswaraj Tharu, Rashmi Dhital, Sushil Ghimire, Dilli Ram Poudel
Rivaroxaban is a novel oral anticoagulant used in the treatment of venous thromboembolism. The use of this medication has expanded over the recent years with resultant expansion of side effect profile. We present a case of a 56-year-old female who presented with shortness of breath and chest pain 12 weeks after starting rivaroxaban for left upper extremity deep vein thrombosis. She was later diagnosed with spontaneous hemopericardium requiring pericardial fluid drainage. Rarer side effects like this will be encountered more often with the increasing use of novel oral anticoagulants...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470470/role-of-paced-breathing-for-treatment-of-hypertension
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REVIEW
Relu Cernes, Reuven Zimlichman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension remains to be a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality. Despite a plethora of pharmacological options available, an abundance of patients have uncontrolled blood pressure thus creating the need for additional strategies, including non-pharmacologic approaches. In this review, we discuss the antihypertensive effect of slow and deep respiration by increasing baroreflex sensitivity. RECENT FINDINGS: Asking patients to carry out paced breathing sessions unaccompanied by a personal coach or unaided by a device may be unfeasible...
June 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462867/monte-carlo-dose-calculation-in-presence-of-low-density-media-application-to-lung-sbrt-treated-during-dibh
#17
S Beilla, T Younes, L Vieillevigne, M Bardies, X Franceries, L Simon
PURPOSE: Commercial algorithms used in Radiotherapy include approximations that are generally acceptable. However their limits can be seen when confronted with small fields and low-density media. These conditions exist during the treatment of lung cancers with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) achieved with the "Deep Inspiration Breath Hold" (DIBH) technique. A Monte Carlo (MC) model of a linear accelerator was used to assess the performance of two algorithms (Varian Acuros and AAA) in these conditions...
April 24, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462553/pyomyositis-complicated-by-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-unique-case-of-reverse-lemierre-s-syndrome
#18
Uthara Elsa Mathew, Animesh Ray, Manish Soneja, Surabhi Vyas, Kjdb Sanker, Neeraj Nischal, Pankaj Jorwal, S K Sharma
We report a case of a young individual who presented with fever and swelling of right upper and lower limbs for 3 weeks. Subsequently he developed shortness of breath and decreased urine output and had to be mechanically ventilated. Ultrasound screening of the lower limb had shown deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and thus the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) seemed probable. However the workup for PTE was negative and patient's fever continued and his condition deteriorated. Evaluation for an infective locus led to the diagnosis of pyomyositis and DVT appeared to have developed secondary to the muscle inflammation as a part of Reverse Lemierre's syndrome...
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461290/ers-technical-standard-on-bronchial-challenge-testing-general-considerations-and-performance-of-methacholine-challenge-tests
#19
Allan L Coates, Jack Wanger, Donald W Cockcroft, Bruce H Culver, Zuzana Diamant, Gail Gauvreau, Graham L Hall, Teal S Hallstrand, Ildiko Horvath, Frans H C de Jongh, Guy Joos, David A Kaminsky, Beth L Laube, Joerg D Leuppi, Peter J Sterk
This international task force report updates general considerations for bronchial challenge testing and the performance of the methacholine challenge test. There are notable changes from prior recommendations in order to accommodate newer delivery devices. Rather than basing the test result upon a methacholine concentration (provocative concentration (PC20) causing a 20% fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)), the new recommendations base the result upon the delivered dose of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1 (provocative dose (PD20))...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455405/respiration-driven-excessive-sinus-tachycardia-treated-with-clonidine
#20
Matthew Emile Li Kam Wa, Patricia Taraborrelli, Sajad Hayat, Phang Boon Lim
A 26-year-old man presented to our syncope service with debilitating daily palpitations, shortness of breath, presyncope and syncope following a severe viral respiratory illness 4 years previously. Mobitz type II block had previously been identified, leading to a permanent pacemaker and no further episodes of frank syncope. Transthoracic echocardiography, electophysiological study and repeated urine metanepherines were normal. His palpitations and presyncope were reproducible on deep inspiration, coughing, isometric hand exercise and passive leg raises...
April 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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