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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644205/the-unrecognized-epidemic-of-electronic-cigarette-burns
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Jesus I Ramirez, Catherine A Ridgway, Jeanne G Lee, Bruce M Potenza, Soman Sen, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Pirko Maguina
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine as an inhaled aerosol. They originated from China in 2007 and their use has rapidly increased worldwide in the past decade, yet they remain largely unregulated. Reports of injuries associated with their use have appeared as unusual events in the news media and as case reports in the medical literature. This study was undertaken to explore e-cigarettes as a mechanism of burn injury. Referral records to three burn centers from January 2007 to July 2016 were searched to identify patients with injuries caused by e-cigarettes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644037/lower-risk-cannabis-use-guidelines-a-comprehensive-update-of-evidence-and-recommendations
#2
Benedikt Fischer, Cayley Russell, Pamela Sabioni, Wim van den Brink, Bernard Le Foll, Wayne Hall, Jürgen Rehm, Robin Room
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use is common in North America, especially among young people, and is associated with a risk of various acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. Cannabis control regimes are evolving, for example toward a national legalization policy in Canada, with the aim to improve public health, and thus require evidence-based interventions. As cannabis-related health outcomes may be influenced by behaviors that are modifiable by the user, evidence-based Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)-akin to similar guidelines in other health fields-offer a valuable, targeted prevention tool to improve public health outcomes...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643237/small-airway-absorption-and-microdosimetry-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-particles-after-deposition
#3
P Worth Longest, Michael Hindle
PURPOSE: To predict the cellular-level epithelial absorbed dose from deposited inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) particles in a model of an expanding and contracting small airway segment for different particle forms. METHODS: A computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based model of drug dissolution, absorption and clearance occurring in the surface liquid of a representative small airway generation (G13) was developed and used to evaluate epithelial dose for the same deposited drug mass of conventional microparticles, nanoaggregates and a true nanoaerosol...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634172/identifying-an-oxygenation-index-threshold-for-increased-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-failure
#4
Brandon G Hammond, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Paul Kang, Mounica Y Rao, Brigham C Willis, Heidi J Dalton
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to examine current oxygenation index (OI) data and outcomes using electronic medical record data to identify a specific OI value associated with mortality. METHODS: This study was a retrospective electronic medical record data review from the pediatric ICU of Phoenix Children's Hospital, with data mining for variables to calculate OIs on subjects age 1 month to 20 y mechanically ventilated >24 h, excluding those with known intracardiac shunts or cyanotic heart disease...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632040/engineered-nanomaterial-induced-lysosomal-membrane-permeabilization-and-anti-cathepsin-agents
#5
Melisa Bunderson-Schelvan, Andrij Holian, Raymond F Hamilton
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), or small anthropogenic particles approximately < 100 nm in size and of various shapes and compositions, are increasingly incorporated into commercial products and used for industrial and medical purposes. There is an exposure risk to both the population at large and individuals in the workplace with inhalation exposures to ENMs being a primary concern. Further, there is increasing evidence to suggest that certain ENMs may represent a significant health risk, and many of these ENMs exhibit distinct similarities with other particles and fibers that are known to induce adverse health effects, such as asbestos, silica, and particulate matter (PM)...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631683/-the-clinical-and-bacteriological-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-application-of-silver-nanoparticle-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis
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B B Uraskulova, A O Gyusan
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the expediency of the application of nano-scale silver preparations, argovit-C and vitargol, differing in concentration for the treatment of tuberculosis of the upper respiratory tract. The study was carried out based at the Karachaevo-Cherkessian TB dispensary. It has been demonstrated that the 3.3% solution of argovit-C possessed of the 100% bactericidal activity with respect to the medically-resistant mycobacteria at both maximum and minimal concentrations of isoniazid...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631599/efficacy-and-safety-of-omalizumab-in-children-and-adolescents-with-moderate-to-severe-asthma-a-systematic-literature-review
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J Corren, A Kavati, B Ortiz, J A Colby, K Ruiz, B A Maiese, S M Cadarette, R A Panettieri
BACKGROUND: There are limited pediatric data about the use of omalizumab, especially the effectiveness and safety ofomalizumab in the real-world management of allergic asthma. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to summarize the safety and efficacy of omalizumab in both randomized clinicaltrials (RCT) used for U.S. Food and Drug Administration registration and real-world studies (RWS) based on clinical care of children with moderate-to-severe asthma. METHODS: Studies that evaluated omalizumab use in patients < 18 years old and with asthma, published between January2003 and October 2016, were retrieved from medical literature data bases...
June 19, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629996/production-of-medically-useful-nitric-monoxide-using-ac-arc-discharge
#8
S R Li, Y F Huang, Z Liu, M H Sui, J M Liu, K P Yan
Inhaled nitric monoxide (iNO) is increasingly used as a medical treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. A course of the existing nitric monoxide (NO) therapy with gas cylinders could cost up to approximately $15,000 for an average of 30.2 h. Moreover, a gas cylinder containing a mixture of N2 and NO may potentially leak NO. The objective of this study is to develop an efficient and cost-effective on-site iNO generation system. In the present setup, NO was generated by using dry air or mixed oxygen/nitrogen (O2/N2) and an AC power source with an output power level of 5-30 W at atmospheric pressure...
June 16, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627376/inhaled-salbutamol-dose-delivered-by-jet-nebulizer-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-and-metered-dose-inhaler-with-spacer-during-invasive-mechanical-ventilation
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Muhammad E ElHansy, Marina Emad, Assem Fouad Mohamed El Essawy, Mohamed Bakry Al-Kholy, Maha M Abdelrahman, Amira S A Said, Raghda R S Hussein, Mohamed E Abdelrahim
BACKGROUND: Patient receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) may benefit from medical aerosol, but guidance on dosing with different aerosol devices is limited to in-vitro studies. The study was designed to compare aerosol delivery with five different types of aerosol generators during IMV. METHOD: In randomized design, 60 (30 female) mechanically ventilated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were assigned to one of 5 groups. Groups 1-4 received 5000 μg salbutamol using Aerogen Pro (PRO), Aerogen Solo (SOLO), NIVO vibrating mesh and jet nebulizers (JN), respectively, while group 5 received 800 μg (8 puffs) of salbutamol via metered dose inhaler with AeroChamber-MV (MDI-AC)...
June 13, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627336/-chinese-expert-consensus-on-the-medical-measures-for-inhalation-injury-due-to-the-poisoning-smoke-grenade-explosion-in-2017
#10
Division Of Poisoning And Treatment Chinese Society Of Toxicology, Qingyi Meng, Zewu Qiu
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March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626506/impact-of-nonadherence-to-inhaled-corticosteroid-laba-therapy-on-copd-exacerbation-rates-and-healthcare-costs-in-a-commercially-insured-us-population
#11
Jill R Davis, Bingcao Wu, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Kathleen M Fox, John Horton, Randall F Legg, Frank Trudo
BACKGROUND: Evidence of poor patient adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is well-documented, but its impact on disease exacerbation rates and associated healthcare costs remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between adherence levels to different inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting ß2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) and COPD exacerbation rates and costs in a commercially insured population. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, patients with COPD (aged ≥40 years) who were treatment-naïve to inhaled corticosteroid/LABA and were initiating budesonide plus formoterol or fluticasone plus salmeterol between March 1, 2009, and January 31, 2014, were identified in a national representative claims database and were followed for up to 12 months...
April 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619969/tension-enterothorax-and-hepatothorax-due-to-a-diaphragmatic-hernia-successful-emergency-repair-of-a-life-threatening-condition
#12
Eirini Martinou, Piers Gatenby
A 70-year-old female patient presented with acute severe respiratory distress at a district general hospital. Medical history included type 2 diabetes, recurrent pulmonary embolisms and pre-existing diaphragmatic hernia containing part of the liver. Despite initial treatment with steroid inhalers, her clinical picture rapidly deteriorated requiring emergency intubation and positive pressure ventilation. Imaging investigations revealed tension enterothorax and hepatothorax with tracheal deviation. The patient was transferred and underwent an emergency laparotomy at the Regional Oesophagogastric Unit...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619778/in-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-asthma-does-knowledge-of-adherence-and-inhaler-technique-using-electronic-monitoring-improve-clinical-decision-making-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matshediso C Mokoka, Lorna Lombard, Elaine M MacHale, Joanne Walsh, Breda Cushen, Imran Sulaiman, Damien Mc Carthy, Fiona Boland, Frank Doyle, Eoin Hunt, Desmond M Murphy, John Faul, Marcus Butler, Kathy Hetherington, J Mark FitzGerald, Job Fm van Boven, Liam G Heaney, Richard B Reilly, Richard W Costello
INTRODUCTION: Many patients with asthma remain poorly controlled despite the use of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists. Poor control may arise from inadequate adherence, incorrect inhaler technique or because the condition is refractory. Without having an objective assessment of adherence, clinicians may inadvertently add extra medication instead of addressing adherence. This study aims to assess if incorporating objectively recorded adherence from the Inhaler Compliance Assessment (INCA) device and lung function into clinical decision making provides more cost-effective prescribing and improves outcomes...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618875/implementation-of-guideline-based-therapy-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-differences-between-men-and-women-veterans
#14
Seppo T Rinne, A Rani Elwy, Chuan-Fen Liu, Renda Soylemez Wiener, Lisa Thayer, Alexandra Gerity, Lori A Bastian
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common among both men and women, and guidelines recommend the same therapy for both sexes. While previous studies have identified gender differences in other chronic disease management, few studies have examined how implementation of COPD guidelines differs between men and women. We performed a cross-sectional study of veterans admitted to Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals for COPD during October 1, 2008, to September 30, 2011. We collected information on baseline COPD medications during the 6 months prior to hospitalization and categorized therapies as "appropriate" or "inappropriate" based on current guidelines...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614995/ease-of-use-of-tobramycin-inhalation-powder-compared-with-nebulized-tobramycin-and-colistimethate-sodium-a-crossover-study-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-pulmonary-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection
#15
James Greenwood, Carsten Schwarz, Urte Sommerwerck, Edward F Nash, Michael Tamm, Weihua Cao, Paul Mastoridis, Laurie Debonnett, Kamal Hamed
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the ease of use of tobramycin inhalation powder (TIP) administered via T-326 inhaler versus tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS) and colistimethate sodium (COLI), both administered via nebulizers, for the treatment of chronic pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: A real-world, open-label, crossover, interventional phase IV study was conducted in CF patients aged ⩾6 years with forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) ⩾25% to ⩽90% predicted...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613913/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-perspective-from-members-of-the-pulmonary-pathology-society
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Ross Miller, Timothy Craig Allen, Roberto J Barrios, Mary Beth Beasley, Louise Burke, Philip T Cagle, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Yimin Ge, Lida P Hariri, Keith M Kerr, Andras Khoor, Brandon T Larsen, Eugene J Mark, Osamu Matsubara, Mitra Mehrad, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Kirtee Raparia, Anja Christiane Roden, Prudence Russell, Frank Schneider, Lynette M Sholl, Maxwell Lawrence Smith
CONTEXT: - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a lung disease that develops in susceptible individuals after inhalational exposure to an organic antigen or chemical compound. Pathogenesis is attributed to a combination of type III (immune complex-mediated) and type IV (delayed) hypersensitivity reactions to the inciting agent. OBJECTIVE: - To provide an overview of the current status of the medical literature regarding hypersensitivity pneumonitis. DATA SOURCES: - A literature search was performed using PubMed and Google search engines...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609593/travelling-safely-to-places-at-high-altitude-understanding-and-preventing-altitude-illness
#17
Ivan Parise
BACKGROUND: Greater numbers of people are travelling to places at high altitude each year. Altitude illness is common in places at high altitude and may be life-threatening. General practitioners (GPs) are best placed to provide evidence-based advice to keep travellers well informed of the possible risks they may encounter in places at high altitude. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review knowledge on altitude illness in order to help GPs assist patients to travel safely to places at high altitude...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607337/safety-aspects-of-desflurane-anesthesia-and-laryngeal-mask-airway
#18
Marco Rossi, Antonio Corcione, Clelia Esposito, Massimo Micaglio, Roberta Monzani, Carlo Ori
Laryngeal mask (LM) and inhaled anesthesia combination is often deemed unsuitable. Actually the evolution of surgical procedures towards minimal invasiveness, the search of improved productivity, and the contemporary need for patient safety and faster recovery, push the anesthetists to get interested in their use in the daily practice. An Expert Panel composed by anesthetists coming from university and tertiary hospitals undertook to write an Expert Opinion on the correct management of LM and desflurane in adult patients, with a view to issuing a simple operative protocol for their combined intraoperative usage...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606748/long-term-mortality-in-critically-ill-burn-survivors
#19
Stephanie Nitzschke, Anaeze C Offodile, Ryan P Cauley, Jason E Frankel, Andrew Beam, Kevin M Elias, Fiona K Gibbons, Ali Salim, Kenneth B Christopher
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about long term survival risk factors in critically ill burn patients who survive hospitalization. We hypothesized that patients with major burns who survive hospitalization would have favorable long term outcomes. METHODS: We performed a two center observational cohort study in 365 critically ill adult burn patients who survived to hospital discharge. The exposure of interest was major burn defined a priori as >20% total body surface area burned [TBSA]...
June 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606281/-effect-of-different-anesthetic-techniques-on-the-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-hepatectomy
#20
T Yan, J J Zhao, X Y Bi, J Q Cai, H Zheng
Objective: To investigate the influence of different anesthetic techniques on the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)after hepatectomy. Methods: A total of 185 consecutive patients with HCC confirmed underwent surgery in Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences were recruited from January 2006 to January 2008. The patients were assessed as American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)Ⅰ-Ⅲ, with body mass index (BMI) (22.8±4.6)kg/m(2). There were 169 males, with an average age of 56 years old and 16 females, with an average age of 53 years old...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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