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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329750/optoelectronic-plethysmography-in-clinical-practice-and-research-a-review
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Carlo Massaroni, Elena Carraro, Andrea Vianello, Sandra Miccinilli, Michelangelo Morrone, Irisz K Levai, Emiliano Schena, Paola Saccomandi, Silvia Sterzi, John W Dickinson, Samantha Winter, Sergio Silvestri
BACKGROUND: Optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) is a non-invasive motion capture method to measure chest wall movements and estimate lung volumes. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the clinical findings and research applications of OEP in the assessment of breathing mechanics across populations of healthy and diseased individuals. METHODS: A bibliographic research was performed with the terms "opto-electronic plethysmography," "optoelectronic plethysmography," and "optoelectronic plethysmograph" in 50 digital library and bibliographic search databases resulting in the selection of 170 studies...
March 23, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329055/chylous-pericardial-effusion-after-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Weixiong Yang, Canqiao Luo, Zhenguo Liu, Chao Cheng
Chylous pericardial effusion is a rarely reported complication of lung cancer surgery. Here, we report a case of an elderly man who suffered chylous pericardial effusion after radical right upper lung resection for cancer. The massive chylous effusion first occurred in the pericardium, drained to the right chest after the drainage of the hydropericardium and subsequently moved back to the pericardium again. Lymphoscintigraphy examination indicated that a chylous fistula was present in the plane of the tracheal carina...
March 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328674/the-value-of-the-injury-severity-score-in-pediatric-trauma-time-for-a-new-definition-of-severe-injury
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Joshua B Brown, Mark L Gestring, Christine M Leeper, Jason L Sperry, Andrew B Peitzman, Timothy R Billiar, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is the most commonly used injury scoring system in trauma research and benchmarking. An ISS>15 conventionally defines severe injury; however, no studies evaluate whether ISS performs similarly between adults and children. Our objective was to evaluate ISS and AIS to predict mortality and define optimal thresholds of severe injury in pediatric trauma. METHODS: Patients from the Pennsylvania trauma registry 2000-2013 were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327144/computational-medical-imaging-and-hemodynamics-framework-for-functional-analysis-and-assessment-of-cardiovascular-structures
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REVIEW
Kelvin K L Wong, Defeng Wang, Jacky K L Ko, Jagannath Mazumdar, Thu-Thao Le, Dhanjoo Ghista
Cardiac dysfunction constitutes common cardiovascular health issues in the society, and has been an investigation topic of strong focus by researchers in the medical imaging community. Diagnostic modalities based on echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, chest radiography and computed tomography are common techniques that provide cardiovascular structural information to diagnose heart defects. However, functional information of cardiovascular flow, which can in fact be used to support the diagnosis of many cardiovascular diseases with a myriad of hemodynamics performance indicators, remains unexplored to its full potential...
March 21, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321340/right-ventricular-compression-mimicking-brugada-like-electrocardiogram-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-pectus-excavatum
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Jinhee Ahn, Jong-Il Choi, Jaemin Shim, Sung Ho Lee, Young-Hoon Kim
Pectus excavatum (PE), the most common skeletal anomaly of chest wall, sometimes requires a surgical correction but recurrent PE is not uncommon. PE usually has a benign course; however, this chest deformity may be associated with symptomatic tachyarrhythmias due to mechanical compression. We report a case of a patient with recurrent PE after surgical correction presenting with palpitation and electrocardiogram (ECG) showing ST-segment elevation on the right precordial leads, which could be mistaken for a Brugada syndrome (BrS)...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315041/positive-pressure-ventilation-in-a-patient-with-a-right-upper-lobar-bronchocutaneous-fistula-right-upper-bronchus-occlusion-using-the-cuff-of-a-left-sided-double-lumen-endobronchial-tube
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Chieko Omori, Hiroaki Toyama, Yusuke Takei, Yutaka Ejima, Masanori Yamauchi
In patients with a bronchocutaneous fistula, positive pressure ventilation leads to air leakage and potential hypoxemia. A male patient with a right upper bronchocutaneous fistula was scheduled for esophageal reconstruction. His preoperative chest computed tomography image revealed aeration in the right middle and lower lobe, a large bulla in the left upper lobe, and pleural effusion and pneumonia in the left lower lobe. Therefore, left one-lung ventilation was considered to result in hypoxemia. Before anesthesia induction, the bronchocutaneous fistula was covered with gauze and film to prevent air leakage...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303612/infant-skin-maturation-preliminary-outcomes-for-color-and-biomechanical-properties
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M O Visscher, S A Burkes, D M Adams, A M Hammill, R R Wickett
BACKGROUND: Newborn infant skin changes after birth but studies have focused on the epidermal barrier. Dermal properties are relevant for care, but literature on postnatal changes is sparse. We further characterized skin maturational changes in lightness, color and response to biomechanical stress. METHODS: Normal skin sites from subsets of participants in a trial on the progression and stage of infantile hemangiomas were retrospectively examined. Standardized photographs were analyzed as L*, a*, and b* images...
March 16, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301956/the-effect-of-tracheostomy-performed-within-72%C3%A2-h-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Hidenori Houda, Yuichi Takasu, Yuichi Hamabe, Akio Morita
The optimal timing of tracheostomy in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of tracheostomy performed within 72 h after admission. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors reviewed the data for a series of 120 consecutive patients who underwent tracheostomy after suffering TBI with an Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) score of ≥4. The exclusion criteria were as follows: age <18 years, severe chest injury with an AIS score of ≥4, and a requirement for intubation because of upper airway obstruction...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293013/-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-survived-by-two-operations-report-of-a-case
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Takao Minakata, Yumiko Niiya, Yutaka Oshima, Naoya Himuro, Yuri Tomita, Daisuke Kataoka, Noboru Tanio, Shigeru Yamamoto, Takashi Suzuki, Mitsutaka Kadokura
The patient, a 65-year-old woman, visited at her local doctor's office with the chief complaint of pharyngeal pain. After being administered antibacterial drugs, hyperthermia persisted and the pharyngeal pain became exacerbated. She was referred to our hospital and diagnosed as a retropharyngeal abscess and descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM). She was urgently hospitalized and surgery was performed. The mediastinal pleura was incised with thoracoscopic guidance and curettage, irrigation, and drainage were performed...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291665/cardiac-arrest-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-concept-of-circulatory-support-with-mechanical-chest-compression-and-impella-to-facilitate-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Kaleab N Asrress, Maciej Marciniak, Natalia Briceno, Divaka Perera
Cardiogenic shock in the context of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a challenge to manage and results in significant mortality and morbidity, cardiac arrest in this setting even more so. The increase in myocardial oxygen demand and consumption with the use of inotropes is recognised as increasing mortality. Alternatives include the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), which has yet to be shown to improve outcomes, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which requires super-specialised techniques not widely available...
February 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291451/prehospital-blood-transfusion-during-aeromedical-evacuation-of-trauma-patients-in-israel-the-idf-csar-experience
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Jacob Chen, Avi Benov, Roy Nadler, Daniel N Darlington, Andrew P Cap, Ari M Lipsky, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the effect of prehospital blood administration to trauma patients during short-to-moderate time evacuations is scarce. The Israel Air Force Airborne Combat Search and Rescue is the only organization that deals with aeromedical evacuation for both military and civilian casualties in Israel and the only one with the ability to give blood in the prehospital setting. METHODS: Data on packed red blood cells (PRBCs) administration in the evacuation missions from January 2003 to June 2010 were analyzed and actual transfusion practice was compared to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289555/gender-differences-in-post-traumatic-stress
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Maria Grazia Modena, Daniele Pettorelli, Giulia Lauria, Elisa Giubertoni, Erminio Mauro, Valentina Martinotti
Acute stress can trigger cardiovascular events and disease. The earthquake is an "ideal" natural experiment for acute and chronic stress, with impact mainly on the cardiovascular system. On May 20th and 29th, 2012, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9° to 6.4° on the Richter scale, hit the province of Modena and Reggio Emilia, an area of the north-center of Italy never considered at seismic risk. The purpose of our study was to assess whether there were gender-specific differences in stress-induced incidence of cardiovascular events and age of patients who arrived at the Emergency Departments (ED) of the three main teaching hospitals of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286834/thoracic-injury-rule-out-criteria-in-prediction-of-traumatic-intra-thoracic-injuries-a-validation-study
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Setareh Asgarzadeh, Bahareh Feizi, Farhad Sarabandi, Morteza Asgarzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Doing Chest X Ray (CXR) for all trauma patients is not efficient and cost effective due to its low diagnostic value. The present study was designed aiming to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of thoracic injury rule out criteria (TIRC) in prediction of traumatic intra-thoracic injuries and need for CXR. METHOD: The present study is a prospective cross-sectional study that has been carried out to evaluate the accuracy of TIRC model in screening blunt multiple trauma patients in need of CXR for ruling out intra-thoracic injuries...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286833/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-its-responsible-germs-an-epidemiological-study
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Rama Bozorgmehr, Vanousheh Bahrani, Alireza Fatemi
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common hospital infections and a side effect of lengthy stay in intensive care unit (ICU). Considering the ever-changing pattern of common pathogens in infectious diseases and the raise in prevalence of hospital infections, the present study was designed aiming to determine the prevalence of VAP and its bacterial causes. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the medical profiles of all the patients under mechanical ventilation, who had no symptoms of pneumonia at the time of intubation and developed new infiltration in chest radiography after 48 hours under mechanical ventilation along with at least 2 of the symptoms including fever, hypothermia, leukocytosis, leukopenia, or purulent discharge from the lungs, were evaluated...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286249/immediate-effects-of-respiratory-muscle-stretching-on-chest-wall-kinematics-and-electromyography-in-copd-patients
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Rafaela Barros de Sá, Maíra Florentino Pessoa, Ana Gabriela Leal Cavalcanti, Shirley Lima Campos, César Amorim, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade
This study evaluated the immediate effects of respiratory muscle stretching on chest wall kinematics and electromyographic activity in COPD patients. 28 patients with COPD were randomized into two groups: 14 to the treatment group (TG) and 14 to the control group (CG). The TG underwent a stretching protocol of the rib cage muscles, while the CG remained at rest under similar conditions. After a single session, TG increased the tidal volume of the pulmonary rib cage (Vrcp) (p=0.020) and tidal volume of abdominal rib cage (Vrca) (p=0...
March 10, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274812/pediatric-cardiac-arrest-due-to-drowning-and-other-respiratory-etiologies-neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-initially-comatose-children
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Beth S Slomine, Vinay M Nadkarni, James R Christensen, Faye S Silverstein, Russell Telford, Alexis Topjian, Joshua D Koch, Jill Sweney, Ericka L Fink, Mudit Mathur, Richard Holubkov, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
AIM: To describe the 1-year neurobehavioral outcome of survivors of cardiac arrest secondary to drowning, compared with other respiratory etiologies, in children enrolled in the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital (THAPCA-OH) trial. METHODS: Exploratory analysis of survivors (ages 1-18 years) who received chest compressions for ≥2min, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation (ROC). Participants recruited from 27 pediatric intensive care units in North America received targeted temperature management [therapeutic hypothermia (33°C) or therapeutic normothermia (36...
March 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274535/two-patients-with-tafro-syndrome-exhibiting-strikingly-similar-anterior-mediastinal-lesions-with-predominantly-fat-attenuation-on-chest-computed-tomography
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Yoko Ozawa, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Masanori Yasuo, Hidekazu Takahashi, Kazunari Tateishi, Atsuhito Ushiki, Satoshi Kawakami, Yasunari Fujinaga, Shiho Asaka, Kenji Sano, Hiroshi Takayama, Hiroshi Imamura, Masayuki Hanaoka
We herein report on two middle-aged men with TAFRO (thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis or renal failure, and organomegaly) syndrome, a unique clinicopathological variant of multicentric Castleman׳s disease recently proposed in Japan. Strikingly similar anterior mediastinal fat swellings with soft tissue density were observed in the patients on chest computed tomography. In TAFRO syndrome, bilateral pleural effusion and slight lymph node swelling are common in the thoracic region; however, anterior mediastinal lesions have not been previously observed...
March 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274529/japanese-herbal-medicine-induced-pneumonitis-a-review-of-73-patients
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Yasunori Enomoto Md, Yutaro Nakamura Md PhD, Noriyuki Enomoto Md PhD, Tomoyuki Fujisawa Md PhD, Naoki Inui Md PhD, Takafumi Suda
BACKGROUND: The number of reports concerning Japanese herbal medicine (JHM)-induced pneumonitis has increased. However, comprehensive data are lacking in this regard, and the clinical characteristics of the disease remain unclear. METHODS: A literature review was performed using PubMed and Ichushi-Web-the database of the Japan Medical Abstracts Society-to identify articles published between 1996 and 2015 describing patients with JHM-induced pneumonitis. The final cohort included 73 patients in 59 articles (7 in English; 52 in Japanese)...
March 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273995/prinzmetals-angina-masquerading-as-acute-pericarditis
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Ashwal Adamane Jayaram, Mugula Sudhakar Rao, R Padmakumar, Uk Abdul Razak
Coronary artery spasm is an intense vasoconstriction of the coronary arteries and may be responsible for the myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction as well as sudden deaths. Coronary angiography is generally needed to identify the cause. Coronary artery spasm is a multifactorial disease with underlying mechanism still poorly understood. Here, we present case of a 48-year-old male with no significant past history who presented with acute episodic onset chest pain. Clinical, Electrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiographic findings suggested pericarditis but a diagnostic coronary angiography revealed significant coronary vasospasm...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272069/does-prehospital-time-affect-survival-of-major-trauma-patients-where-there-is-no-prehospital-care
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S B Dharap, S Kamath, V Kumar
BACKGROUND: Survival after major trauma is considered to be time dependent. Efficient prehospital care with rapid transport is the norm in developed countries, which is not available in many lower middle and low-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of prehospital time and primary treatment given on survival of major trauma patients in a setting without prehospital care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was carried out in a university hospital in Mumbai, from January to December 2014...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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