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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513820/intra-abdominal-hypertension-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-acute-pancreatitis-hepato-pancreato-biliary-operations-and-liver-transplantation
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Alexsander K Bressan, Chad G Ball
Intra-abdominal hypertension, even preceding the onset of abdominal compartment syndrome, is still recognized as an adverse prognostic factor. Unfortunately, most of the current supporting evidence within the critical care environment remains observational in nature. In acute pancreatitis, an active role for intra-abdominal hypertension early in the disease process follows a strong intuitive basis, and it is corroborated by preliminary evidence from animal models. Additional studies are needed to better characterize the optimal fluid resuscitation strategy, as well as the importance of intra-abdominal hypertension as an early therapeutic target...
May 17, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482432/-quick-confirmation-of-nasointestinal-tube-placed-below-pylorus-in-critically-ill-patients-by-duodenal-bulb-ultrasonic-anatomy-locating-method
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R Z Ye, X M Fan, R H Sun, F Zhang, L G Wang, Z Zeng, Y Liu, B C Hu, Y X Tu
Objective: To investigate the value of duodenal bulb ultrasonic anatomy locating method quickly confirm nasointestinal tube placed below pylorus in critically ill patients. Methods: A total of 56 critically ill patients with nasointestinal tube posting surgery by blindly inserting method were collected from March 1 st, 2016 to August 1 st, 2016 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital.In these patients, the duodenal bulbs were rapidly detected and located by ultrasonic anatomy locating method and at the same time observed whether nasointestinal tube echogram were in them or not...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429454/scuba-diving-patent-foramen-ovale-and-heart-rhythm-disturbances-the-role-of-underwater-holter-monitoring-case-report
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Szymon Olędzki, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Maciej Lewandowski, Jarosław Gorący
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is thought to be a risk factor for decompression illness (DCI). Catheter-based closure procedure reduces the risk of DCI in selected scuba divers with PFO. Major complication of invasive approach are rare, minor, especially heart rhythm disturbances are reported relatively often. We describe a case of 41-year-old diver, who underwent PFO closure due to recurrent DCI events. Afterward, he experienced no DCI symptoms; however, he complained about feeling of the heart beating during a submersion...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415099/p594contrast-transthoracic-echocardiography-as-a-gatekeeper-for-patent-foramen-ovale-closure
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M Muratori, G Italiano, E Innocenti, L Fusini, M Mapelli, G Tamborini, S Ghulam Ali, P Gripari, A Maltagliati, F Celeste, M Pepi
Background.: The presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to many illness, including cryptogenic stroke, transient ischemic attack, migraine, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression sickness in scuba divers. Transesophageal echocardiography is the gold standard technique for the visualization of atrial septal anatomy, but it is a secondary level exam, not always available, with additional associated costs and not completely free from procedural risks. Standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has a too low sensitivity for PFO screening...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411929/updates-in-decompression-illness
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Neal W Pollock, Dominique Buteau
Decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism, collectively known as decompression illness (DCI), are rare but serious afflictions that can result from compressed gas diving exposures. Risk is primarily determined by the pressure-time profile but is influenced by several factors. DCI can present idiosyncratically but with a wide range of neurologic symptoms. Examination is critical for assessment in the absence of diagnostic indicators. Many conditions must be considered in the differential diagnosis. High-fraction oxygen breathing provides first aid but definitive treatment of DCI is hyperbaric oxygen...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386273/acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-with-feeding-intolerance-in-critically-ill-patients-a-study-according-to-gut-wall-analysis
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Chenyan Zhao, Tingbin Xie, Jun Li, Minhua Cheng, Jialiang Shi, Tao Gao, Fengchan Xi, Juanhong Shen, Chun Cao, Wenkui Yu
Objective. To compare the differences between acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO) with and without acute gut wall thickening. Methods. ACPO patients with feeding tolerance were divided into ACPO with no obvious gut wall thickening (ACPO-NT) group and ACPO with obvious acute gut wall thickening (ACPO-T) group according to computed tomography and abdominal radiographs. Patients' condition, responses to supportive measures, pharmacologic therapy, endoscopic decompression, and surgeries and outcomes were compared...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357826/anton-s-syndrome-as-a-presentation-of-decompression-illness
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Charles Paul Azzopardi, Lyubisa Matity, Stephen Muscat
We present a case of a patient with Anton's syndrome due to decompression illness (DCI) after recreational scuba diving. Visual anosognosia, or denial of loss of vision, which is associated with lack of awareness regarding visual loss in the setting of cortical blindness, is known as Anton's syndrome (also termed Anton-Babinski syndrome). Our patient presented with progressive neurological DCI treated with repeated recompression. The anosogosia resolved after 48 h. Subsequent echocardiography revealed a persistent (patent) foramen ovale...
March 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325788/decompression-illness-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-neurological-failure-symptoms-after-two-risky-dives-a-case-report
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Sebastian Klapa, Johannes Meyne, Wataru Kähler, Frauke Tillmans, Henning Werr, Andreas Binder, Andreas Koch
Hypovolemia is known to be a predisposing factor of decompression illness (DCI) while diving. The typical clinically impressive neurological symptoms of DCI may distract from other symptoms such as an incipient hypovolemic shock. We report the case of a 61-year-old male Caucasian, who presented with an increasing central and peripheral neural failure syndrome and massive hypovolemia after two risky dives. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head revealed multiple cerebral and pulmonary thromboembolisms...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320890/a-biophysical-vascular-bubble-model-for-devising-decompression-procedures
#9
Ran Arieli, Abraham Marmur
Vascular bubble models, which present a realistic biophysical approach, hold great promise for devising suitable diver decompression procedures. Nanobubbles were found to nucleate on a flat hydrophobic surface, expanding to form bubbles after decompression. Such active hydrophobic spots (AHS) were formed from lung surfactants on the luminal aspect of ovine blood vessels. Many of the phenomena observed in these bubbling vessels correlated with those known to occur in diving. On the basis of our previous studies, which proposed a new model for the formation of arterial bubbles, we now suggest the biophysical model presented herein...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306488/spinal-neurenteric-cyst-in-a-dog
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Daniela S Alder, Anna Oevermann, Stephan A Pfister, Frank Steffen
CASE DESCRIPTION An 11-year-old English Cocker Spaniel was evaluated because of chronic progressive ataxia of the hind limbs. CLINICAL FINDINGS The dog had no history of previous illness, and findings of physical examination and laboratory tests were unremarkable. Neurologic examination revealed that the dog was ambulatory with severe ataxia of the hind limbs. Proprioception was decreased in the right and left hind limbs (right affected more than left), and spinal reflexes were bilaterally unremarkable. Moderate signs of pain were detected during palpation of the lumbar portion of the vertebral column...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300487/parental-spirituality-in-life-threatening-pediatric-cancer
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David B Nicholas, Maru Barrera, Leeat Granek, Norma Mammone D'Agostino, Jenny Shaheed, Laura Beaune, Eric Bouffet, Beverley Antle
This study addressed parental spirituality in the context of pediatric cancer with a poor prognosis. Drawing upon previous research implementing a longitudinal grounded theory design examining parental hope, 35 parents were interviewed regarding their experiences with an emergent description of the role of spirituality in parents' daily lives. Spirituality included religious beliefs and practices, notions of a higher force or cosmos, relationship with a divine being, as well as elements emerging from meaning-making and relationships...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288922/clinical-features-management-and-prognostic-factors-of-spontaneous-epidural-spinal-hematoma-analysis-of-24-cases
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Mengmeng Wang, Peizhi Zhou, Shu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare neurosurgical emergency. It presents as acute spinal cord compression and usually requires surgical decompression. The patients who will benefit most from decompression surgery are unknown and the factors associated with prognosis remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to identify the clinical features, treatments, and main factors related to the prognosis of SSEH. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 24 patients treated for SSEH from September 2010 to January 2016 at West China Hospital...
March 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288523/long-term-outcome-of-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Ming-Yi Lv, Shu-Ling Deng, Xiao-Feng Long, Zeng-Liang Liu
AIM: To investigate the long term outcomes of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) and to identify any prognostic factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 189 consecutive patients with typical HFS who underwent MVD. Multiple logistic regression analysis of variables at various time points including at least immediate time point and one at no less than six years was performed. RESULTS: Short-term follow-up showed a cure rate of 91%, including 51 cases of delayed resolution (27%)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243016/a-second-analysis-of-patients-with-decompression-illness-transported-via-physician-staffed-emergency-helicopters
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Youichi Yanagawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Kouhei Ishikawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231476/evaluation-of-cognitive-performance-in-professional-divers-by-means-of-event-related-potentials-and-neuropsychology
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Mehmet Ergen, Atilla Uslu, Ozlem Caglar, Sukriye Akca-Kalem, Maide Cimsit, Hakan Gurvit
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether professional air diving with no decompression illness causes any long-term changes in cognitive functions. METHODS: The all-male participants consisted of 18 healthy control (HC) volunteers and 32 divers. Divers were divided into two subgroups as moderate exposure group, Divers-I (DI) and extensive exposure group, Divers-II (DII). Participants were administered a comprehensive neuropsychological battery and event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded while they performed auditory oddball task and visual continuous performance test (CPT)...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190442/neurologic-complications-of-acute-environmental-injuries
#16
REVIEW
I R F da Silva, J A Frontera
Environmental injuries can result in serious neurologic morbidity. This chapter reviews neurologic complications of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, lightning strikes, electric injury, near drowning, decompression illness, as well as heat stroke and accidental hypothermia. Knowing the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of such injuries is essential to proper management of primary and secondary medical complications. This chapter highlights the most frequently encountered neurologic injuries secondary to common environmental hazards, divided into the topics: injuries related to fire, electricity, water, and the extremes of temperature...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164163/change-of-sagittal-spinal-alignment-and-its-association-with-pain-and-function-after-lumbar-surgery-augmented-with-an-interspinous-implant
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Rebecca J Crawford, Quentin J Malone, Roger I Price
BACKGROUND: Interspinous spacer/implants like the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) are controversially yet commonly used in the surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative pathologies. Criticism is based on ill-defined indications, lack of superiority over decompression, and a poorly understood mechanical effect. Yet, continued use by surgeons implies their perceived clinical merit. We examined radiographic spinal alignment for 12 months, and pain and function for 24 months, after DIAM-augmented surgery to improve the understanding of the mechanical effect relating to clinical outcomes in patients...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904753/skin-flap-complications-after-decompressive-craniectomy-and-cranioplasty-proposal-of-classification-and-treatment-options
#18
Alessandro Di Rienzo, Pier Paol Pangrazi, Michele Riccio, Roberto Colasanti, Ilaria Ghetti, Maurizio Iacoangeli
BACKGROUND: The list of complications reported after decompressive craniectomy (DC) and cranioplasty is progressively increasing. Nonetheless, the exact incidence of these events is still ill-defined. Problems affecting skin flaps after DC and cranioplasty have never been accurately analyzed in papers and their impact on patients' prognosis is largely underestimated. METHODS: In a 10-year time, we treated by DC 450 patients, 344 of whom underwent cranioplasty, either with autologous bone or artificial implants (hydroxyapatite, polyetheretherketone, titanium, polymethylmethacrylate)...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888353/degenerative-spondylolisthesis-contemporary-review-of-the-role-of-interbody-fusion
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REVIEW
Joseph F Baker, Thomas J Errico, Yong Kim, Afshin Razi
Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a common presentation, yet the best surgical treatment continues to be a matter of debate. Interbody fusion is one of a number of options, but its exact role remains ill defined. The aim of this study was to provide a contemporary review of the literature to help determine the role, if any, of interbody fusion in the surgical treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis. A systematic review of the literature since 2005 was performed. Details on study size, patient age, surgical treatments, levels of slip, patient reported outcome measures, radiographic outcomes, complications and selected utility measures were recorded...
February 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779957/explosive-decompression-with-resultant-air-gas-embolism-in-a-fourth-generation-fighter-at-ground-level
#20
REVIEW
Joe X Zhang, Jacob R Berry, Devin P Beckstrand
BACKGROUND: Arterial gas embolism (AGE) is a rare condition in the flying community most often only ever seen in flight while operating at high altitude or incidents involving hypobaric chambers. This article describes a severe case of AGE that occurred in a pilot of a fourth generation fighter aircraft at ground level. The environmental control system (ECS) malfunctioned, causing an overpressurized cockpit and a subsequent explosive decompression when the pilot opened the canopy to egress...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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