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David M Edmunds, Lone Gothard, Komel Khabra, Anna Kirby, Poonam Madhale, Helen McNair, David Roberts, K K Tang, Richard Symonds-Tayler, Fatemeh Tahavori, Kevin Wells, Ellen Donovan
Voluntary inspiration breath hold (VIBH) for left breast cancer patients has been shown to be a safe and effective method of reducing radiation dose to the heart. Currently, VIBH protocol compliance is monitored visually. In this work, we establish whether it is possible to gate the delivery of radiation from an Elekta linac using the Microsoft Kinect version 2 (Kinect v2) depth sensor to measure a patient breathing signal. This would allow contactless monitoring during VMAT treatment, as an alternative to equipment-assisted methods such as active breathing control (ABC)...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Lingchen Kong, Jianzhong Li, Peng Wu, Jianhua Xu, Honglei Li, Haifei Long, Pan Liu, Fangfang Wei, Wenhong Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the curative effect of lateral position ventilation combined with vibration sputum drainage on the patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with ARDS undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Linyi Central Hospital from January 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into simple ventilation group and combined treatment group according to random number table...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Mariana N Machado, Flavia Mazzoli-Rocha, Natália V Casquilho, Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez, Victor H Ortenzi, Marcelo M Morales, Rodrigo S Fortunato, Walter A Zin
Murine papain-induced emphysema is a model that reproduces many of the features found in patients. Bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMC) have already been used to repair the alveolar epithelium in respiratory diseases, but not in the papain model. Thus, we hypothesized that BMMC could prevent the pathophysiological processes in papain-induced experimental emphysema. Female BALB/c mice received intratracheal instillation of 50 μL of saline (S groups) or papain (P groups, 10 IU/50 μl of saline) on days 1 and 7 of the experimental protocol...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Angel L Ball, Michael de Riesthal, Richard D Steele
Purpose: Current computer technologies permit independent practice for people with cognitive-communicative disorders. Previous research has investigated compliance rates and outcome changes but not treatment fidelity per se during practice. Our aim was to examine adherence to procedures (treatment fidelity) and accuracy while persons with aphasia independently practiced word production using interactive, multimodal, user-controlled, word-level icons on computers. Method: Four persons with aphasia independently practiced single-word production after stimulation via user-initiated interactions in 3 conditions: (I) auditory stimulus with static representational drawing; (II) auditory stimulus with synchronized articulation video; and (III) users' choice between the 2 prior conditions...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
H Chen, L J Xue, A C Yang, X Y Liang, Z Q Chen, Q L Zheng
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of acoustic impedance test and its diagnostic role for occupational noise induced deafness, in order to provide an objective basis for the differential diagnosis of occupational noise induced deafness. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the cases on the diagnosis of occupational noise-induced deafness in Guangdong province hospital for occupational disease prevention and treatment from January 2016 to January 2017. A total of 198 cases (396 ears) were divided into occupation disease group and non occupation disease group based on the diagnostic criteria of occupational noise deafness in 2014 edition, acoustic conductivity test results of two groups were compared including tympanograms types, external auditory canal volume, tympanic pressure, static compliance and slope...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
María Lema Tome, Francisco Andrés De la Gala, Patricia Piñeiro, Luis Olmedilla, Ignacio Garutti
INTRODUCTION: In last few years, emphasis was placed in goal-directed therapy in order to optimize patient's hemodynamic status and improve their prognosis. Parameters based on the interaction between heart and lungs have been questioned in situations like low tidal volume and open chest surgery. The goal of the study was to analyze the changes that one-lung ventilation can produce over stroke volume variation and to assess the possible impact of airway pressures and lung compliance over stroke volume variation...
February 21, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Nicolas Reina, William H Trousdale, Christopher G Salib, Loribeth Q Evertz, Lawrence J Berglund, Andre J van Wijnen, Timothy E Hewett, Charlotte E Berry, Daniel J Berry, Mark E Morrey, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Matthew P Abdel
The current method of measuring arthrofibrosis in live rabbits is critically limited. Specifically, this method involves radioactive fluoroscopy, error-prone goniometric measurements, and static joint angle outcomes that fail to approximate the compliance of tissues surrounding the joint. This study aims to validate a novel method of capturing the compliance of contracted tissues surrounding the joint without the use of fluoroscopy or animal sacrifice. Surgically induced contractures of one-hundred and eight rabbits were measured using the current standard of contracture measurement (a pulley system) as well as a newly designed dynamic load cell (DLC) device...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Xiupeng Xu, Tongle Zhi, Zhongyuan Bao, Kuan Jiang, Yinlong Liu, Honglu Chao, Liang Fan, Dong Wang, Zheng Li, Ning Liu, Jing Ji
Acute lung injury (ALI) is one of several complications in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Autophagy is a primary homeostatic process that promotes cell survival under stress. Accumulating evidence implicates autophagy in the pathogenesis of ALI under various conditions. However, the role of autophagy in TBI-induced ALI remains unknown. The aim of this study was to adjust autophagy with pharmacological agents to determine its functional significance in TBI-induced ALI. Rats were preconditioned with autophagy promoter rapamycin or inhibitor 3-methyladenine before they were challenged with TBI...
February 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Kelser de Souza Kock, Rosemeri Maurici
AIM: To evaluate the predictive capability of respiratory mechanics for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in southern Brazil. METHODS: A cohort study was conducted between, involving a sample of 120 individuals. Static measurements of compliance and resistance of the respiratory system in pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) and volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) modes in the 1st and 5th days of hospitalization were performed to monitor respiratory mechanics...
February 4, 2018: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
In-Jung Jun, Myong Kim, Joonho Lee, Se-Ung Park, Jai-Hyun Hwang, Jun Hyuk Hong, Young-Kug Kim
INTRODUCTION: Carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum and the steep Trendelenburg position during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) can increase the intracranial pressure (ICP). Mannitol is widely used to treat increased ICP. However, no studies to date have specifically evaluated the effect of mannitol on ICP in patients undergoing RALP. Ultrasonographic measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is considered a reliable technique to noninvasively evaluate the ICP. Therefore, this study compared ONSDs as a surrogate for ICP before and after mannitol administration in prostate cancer patients undergoing RALP...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Endourology
J Soares, N Henao-Guerrero, N Pavlisko, A Williamson, A Carvalho, A Giannella-Neto
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September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Karen Nombela-Monterroso, Víctor M González-Chordá, Pablo Roman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to analyze the trend of the Key Indicators of the National Health System of Spain and its autonomous communities, related to Specialized Care, from the publication of the Law of Cohesion and Quality. METHODS: This is an ecological study of temporary series of Spain and its autonomous communities from 2003 to 2014. We have analyzed 10 indicators related to Specialized Care (percentage of expenditure, professionals, waiting lists, surgical activity, average duration, infections, and mortality) using the Prais-Winsten regression method...
February 5, 2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
Meghan E Vaught, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Armelle M deLaforcade
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a transoral tracheal wash (TOTW) on respiratory mechanics in dogs and to describe the use of a critical care ventilator (CCV) to determine respiratory mechanics. Fourteen client-owned dogs with respiratory diseases were enrolled. Respiratory mechanics, including static compliance (Cstat) and static resistance (Rstat), were determined before and after TOTW. Pre- and post-wash results were compared, with a P-value of < 0.05 considered significant. The mean ± standard deviation (SD) value of Cstat pre-TOTW was 1...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
Megan A Bryanton, Martin Bilodeau
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of the removal of vision and/or surface compliance on postural stability in strength athletes who habitually use free-weights and compound movements in their training (i.e., powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters), and untrained individuals. Static and dynamic balance testing was performed with eyes open or closed on stable and memory foam surfaces. Both groups had similar increases in postural sway area and velocity during quiet standing testing; whereas group main effects and interactions for dynamic testing revealed that untrained participants experienced greater relative declines in postural performance when voluntary limits of stability are stressed, especially when both vision and surface compliance were deterred...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Motor Behavior
Xingyu Wang, Roumen Parapanov, Cyril Francioli, Jean Yannis Perentes, Igor Letovanec, Michel Gonzalez, Christian Kern, Hans-Beat Ris, Lise Piquilloud, Carlo Marcucci, Thorsten Krueger, Lucas Liaudet, Fabrizio Gronchi
OBJECTIVES: Volatile anaesthetics can provide significant protection against reperfusion injury in various experimental settings. The aim of this study was to assess the potential of sevoflurane treatment, the most commonly used volatile anaesthetic in modern anaesthesia, in rat lungs donated after circulatory death and reconditioned in an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system. METHODS: Fifteen rats were sacrificed and divided into 3 groups. In the control and sevoflurane groups, the heart-lung blocks were exposed to 1 h of warm ischaemia and 2 h of cold ischaemia and were mounted on an EVLP circuit for 3 h, in the absence or in the presence of 2% sevoflurane...
January 24, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kentaro Tamura, Koichiro Matsumoto, Satoru Fukuyama, Keiko Kan-O, Yumiko Ishii, Ken Tonai, Miyoko Tatsuta, Aimi Enokizu, Hiromasa Inoue, Yoichi Nakanishi
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic airway inflammatory diseases characterized by airflow limitation, have different etiologies and pathophysiologies. Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO) has recently been used for patients with mixed asthma and COPD. The pathophysiological mechanisms of ACO have not been clearly understood due to the lack of an appropriate murine model. To investigate its pathophysiology, we examined a murine model by allergen challenge in surfactant protein-D (SP-D)-deficient mice that spontaneously developed pulmonary emphysema...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
Anu K Kaskinen, Turkka Kirjavainen, Paula Rautiainen, Laura Martelius, Sture Andersson, Olli M Pitkänen
Measurement of dynamic lung compliance during breathing requires measurement of esophageal pressure, whereas static respiratory system compliance (Crs) method requires several airway occlusions. Despite their precision these compliance methods are cumbersome and not suitable for evaluation of pulmonary system in intensive care. The current ventilators display dynamic Crs, which, however, is seldom utilized in clinical practice. We studied the feasibility of ventilator-derived dynamic Crs measurement in pulmonary evaluation after congenital cardiac surgery in children...
December 27, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
I V Rakhmanova, I N D'yakonova, A G Matroskin, D Yu Korneev, E V Khaulina
The objective of the present study was to elucidate correlation between the parameters of evoked otoacoustical emission at the distorsion product otoacoustic emissionen frequency (DPOAE) and the results of tympoanometry performed at the probe tone frequencies of 226 Hz and 1 kHz in the children born with the extremely low body weight. The results of the study give evidence of the moderate correlation dependence between the strength of the cochlear acoustic response at DPOAE and the cohlear response amplitude at the frequencies of 2 kHz and 6 kHz from TTP (r=0...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Fei Qi, Feng Ju, Dong Ming Bai, Bai Chen
For the outstanding compliance and dexterity of continuum robot, it is increasingly used in minimally invasive surgery. The wide workspace, high dexterity and strong payload capacity are essential to the continuum robot. In this article, we investigate the workspace of a cable-driven continuum robot that we proposed. The influence of section number on the workspace is discussed when robot is operated in narrow environment. Meanwhile, the structural parameters of this continuum robot are optimized to achieve better kinematic performance...
February 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Arthur Leloup, Sofie De Moudt, Cor Van Hove, Paul Fransen
Large, elastic arteries buffer the pressure wave originating in the left ventricle and are constantly exposed to higher amplitudes of cyclic stretch (10%) than muscular arteries (2%). As a crucial factor for endothelial and smooth muscle cell function, cyclic stretch has, however, never been studied in ex vivo aortic segments of mice. To investigate the effects of cyclic stretch on vaso-reactivity of mouse aortic segments, we used the Rodent Oscillatory Tension Set-up to study Arterial Compliance (ROTSAC). The aortic segments were clamped at frequencies of 6-600 bpm between two variable preloads, thereby mimicking dilation as upon left ventricular systole and recoiling as during diastole...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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