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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782885/the-confounding-effect-of-background-odors-on-olfactory-sensitivity-testing
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A Oleszkiewicz, L Rambacher, K L Whitcroft, T Hummel
BACKGROUND: Human olfactory sensitivity is known to vary significantly across subjects. Furthermore, environmental factors such as background noise and odor are known to affect target odor threshold scores but have not yet been fully delineated. We aimed to determine whether congruent and non-congruent background odor impaired target odor threshold scores. NEW METHOD: We performed odor threshold testing in 103 normosmic adults, using phenylethylalcohol (PEA) or linalool as target odors, under three conditions: (a) congruent target and background odors (e...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782615/feasibility-study-applying-a-parametric-model-as-the-design-generator-for-3d-printed-orthosis-for-fracture-immobilization
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Jianyou Li, Hiroya Tanaka
Background: Applying 3D printing technology for the fabrication of custom-made orthoses provides significant advantages, including increased ventilation and lighter weights. Currently, the design of such orthoses is most often performed in the CAD environment, but creating the orthosis model is a time-consuming process that requires significant CAD experience. This skill gap limits clinicians from applying this technology in fracture treatment. The purpose of this study is to develop a parametric model as the design generator for 3D-printed orthoses for an inexperienced CAD user and to evaluate its feasibility and ease of use via a training and design exercise...
2018: 3D Print Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782482/trauma-patients-are-safe-to-fly-72-hours-after-tube-thoracostomy-removal
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David Zonies, Joel Elterman, Christopher Burns, Vincent Paul, John Oh, Jeremy Cannon
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for safe air travel following traumatic pneumothorax are 2-3 weeks after radiographic resolution. These recommendations are based on several small observational studies and expert consensus which cite a theoretical risk of recurrence and hypoxia due to decreased oxygen tension at altitude. We sought to systematically study the timing of chest drain removal after traumatic pneumothorax and risk of recurrence in relation to air travel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted patients who sustained a traumatic chest injury treated with tube thoracostomy over a 5-year period was undertaken...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782356/acute-neurologic-complications-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review
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Raoul Sutter, Kai Tisljar, Stephan Marsch
OBJECTIVES: We determine the frequency, risk factors, and mortality of neurologic complications in adults on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and propose an algorithm for preventive strategies. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. STUDY SELECTION: Screening was performed using predefined search terms to identify cohort studies reporting neurologic complications in adults during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from 1990 to 2017...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782242/case-254-posttraumatic-migrating-fat-embolus-causing-fat-emboli-syndrome
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Sébastien Molière, Stéphane Kremer, Guillaume Bierry
History An otherwise healthy 18-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a closed displaced fracture of the left femoral shaft ( Fig 1 ) after a high-velocity motorbike accident. At admission, other physical examination findings were unremarkable. Initial unenhanced and contrast material-enhanced (120 mL of Iomeron 400; Bracco Imaging, Milan, Italy) computed tomography (CT) was performed in the arterial and venous phases from the head to the knees. No abnormalities were noted in the brain or chest at initial CT...
June 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780244/severity-of-acidosis-affects-long-term-survival-in-copd-patients-with-hypoxemia-after-intensive-care-unit-discharge
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Sinem Gungor, Feyza Kargin, Ilim Irmak, Fulya Ciyiltepe, Eylem Acartürk Tunçay, Pinar Atagun Guney, Emine Aksoy, Birsen Ocakli, Nalan Adiguzel, Zuhal Karakurt
Background: Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to COPD have high mortality and morbidity. Acidosis has several harmful effects on hemodynamics and metabolism, and the current knowledge regarding the relationship between respiratory acidosis severity on the short- and long-term survival of COPD patients is limited. We hypothesized that COPD patients with severe acidosis would have a poorer short- and long-term prognosis compared with COPD patients with mild-to-moderate acidosis...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780243/effect-of-starting-oral-intake-on-weekends-on-the-clinical-course-of-patients-with-aspiration-pneumonia
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Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ayako Kumabe, Koki Kosami, Yuki Ueda, Takeshi Takahashi, Yuya Yamamoto, Yurika Hayashi, Akihito Kitao, Masanobu Okayama
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the day of starting oral intake affects the clinical course of patients with aspiration pneumonia. Results: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 392 patients who were hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia but tolerated oral intake. Patients were divided into two groups according to the day of starting oral intake: Monday to Friday (midweek group) and Saturday or Sunday (weekend group). Underlying diseases, severity of pneumonia, time to oral intake, hospital duration, discontinuation of oral intake, and death during hospitalization were compared between the groups...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780224/correlative-study-between-c-reactive-protein-clinical-severity-and-nerve-conduction-studies-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yosria A Altaweel, Sawsan Abdelaziz, Hala A Fathy, Shimaa AbdelBadea
Background: Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS) is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells of the peripheral nervous system causing polyradiculoneuropathy which leads to weakness, numbness, and tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis. Autoimmune conditions like GBS can induce a high level of inflammation resulting in an increase in the C-reactive protein( CRP) production. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between CRP level and the clinical severity as well as the electrophysiological findings of nerve conduction studies in patients with GBS...
2018: Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780032/severe-outcomes-associated-with-respiratory-viruses-in-newborns-and-infants-a-prospective-viral-surveillance-study-in-jordan
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Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Lindsey Lawrence, Bhinnata Piya, Li Wang, Christopher Fonnesbeck, Samir Faouri, Asem Shehabi, Sten H Vermund, John V Williams, Natasha B Halasa
OBJECTIVE: To assess virus-specific hospitalisation rates, risk factors for illness severity and seasonal trends in children hospitalised with acute respiratory infections (ARI). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: A government hospital serving low-income and middle-income population in Amman, Jordan. PARTICIPANTS: Children under 2 years of age hospitalised with fever and/or respiratory symptoms (n=3168) from 16 March 2010 to 31 March 2013...
May 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779912/how-often-do-we-perform-painful-and-stressful-procedures-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-observational-study
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Manuel A Baarslag, Sharan Jhingoer, Erwin Ista, Karel Allegaert, Dick Tibboel, Monique van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Adequate analgesia and sedation is crucial in critical care. There is little knowledge on the extent of painful and stressful procedures on children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and its analgesic and/or sedative management. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to determine the number of painful and stressful procedures per patient per day in our PICU patients, including the numbers of attempts. A secondary objective was to map PICU nurses' perceptions of the painfulness of the included procedures...
May 17, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779887/pulmonary-capillary-hemorrhage-induced-by-diagnostic-ultrasound-in-ventilated-rats
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Douglas L Miller, Zhihong Dong, Chunyan Dou, Krishnan Raghavendran
Pulmonary capillary hemorrhage (PCH) can be induced by diagnostic ultrasound-a potential safety issue. Anesthetized rats were intubated for intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV) with 0 end-expiratory pressure, +4 cm H2 O end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and -4 cm H2 O end-expiratory pressure (NEEP). Rats were imaged at 7.6 MHz with a Philips HDI 5000 ultrasound machine. The output was low (mechanical index [MI] = 0.22) for aiming and then was raised for 5 min in 20 different exposure groups with n = 8...
May 17, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779802/feasibility-of-initiating-early-enteral-nutrition-after-congenital-heart-surgery-in-neonates-and-infants
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Rajat Kalra, Rohit Vohra, Malti Negi, Reena Joshi, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mridul Aggarwal, Raja Joshi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of initiating enteral nutrition support with first 24 h of congenital heart repairs in neonates and Infants and its impact on outcomes following surgery. DESIGN: It is a prospective randomized control single blind study. SETTING: It is a single centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary care centre at Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. PATIENTS: All patients with the cyanotic congenital heart disease with increase pulmonary blood flow, weighing less than 5 kg and undergoing congenital heart repair during the study period were included in the study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779725/anterior-subtemporal-approach-for-severe-upper-pontine-hematomas-a-report-of-28-surgically-treated-cases
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Hong-Tian Zhang, Li-Hua Chen, Miao-Chun Bai, Ru-Xiang Xu
The efficacy and safety of surgery for patients with primary pontine hemorrhage (PPH) remain debatable. Twenty-eight consecutive patients with huge upper PPH were included in this study. They underwent surgical management through a subtemporal approach between January 2009 and October 2013. We analyzed clinical and radiological parameters to assess the patient outcomes. The near-complete (>90%) evacuation rate was 67.9%, and there was no surgery-related death. The overall survival rate at 3 months was 64...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779705/an-investigation-into-the-use-of-ultrasound-as-a-surrogate-measure-of-diaphragm-function
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Samantha Holtzhausen, Marianne Unger, Alison Lupton-Smith, Susan Hanekom
PURPOSE: Sonographic assessment of the diaphragm may be a surrogate for interpretation of diaphragm function in mechanically ventilated patients. This study aimed to determine the correlation between respiratory muscle function and diaphragm thickness in a healthy population. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted. Diaphragm thickness was determined by sonographic measurement. Respiratory muscle strength, fatigue and endurance was determined using a mouth pressure manometer...
May 17, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779603/diaphragm-pacing
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Anthony F DiMarco
Diaphragm pacing (DP) is a useful and cost-effective alternative to mechanical ventilation in patients with ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury and central hypoventilation syndrome. Patients with SCI should be carefully screened to assess the integrity of their phrenic nerves. In eligible patients, DP improves mobility, speech, olfaction, and quality of life. The stigma of being attached to a mechanical device and risk of ventilator disconnection are eliminated. There is also some evidence that DP results in a reduction in the rate of respiratory tract infections...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779601/noninvasive-ventilation-for-neuromuscular-disease
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REVIEW
Dean R Hess
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is standard practice for patients with neuromuscular respiratory failure. The interface distinguishes noninvasive from invasive ventilation. Interfaces are commercially available in a variety of styles and sizes. There are now available portable ventilators with good leak compensation and with a variety of modes. Although much has been written about the technical aspects of interfaces and ventilators, the initiation of NIV is an art. Selection of an appropriate interface and ventilator settings requires a close working relationship between clinicians, patients, and families...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779591/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-neuromuscular-and-chest-wall-diseases
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REVIEW
Janet Hilbert
Neuromuscular and chest wall diseases include a diverse group of conditions that share common risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing, including respiratory muscle weakness and/or thoracic restriction. Sleep-disordered breathing results from both the effects of normal sleep on ventilation and the additional challenges imposed by the underlying disorders. Patterns of sleep- disordered breathing vary with the specific diagnosis and stage of disease. Sleep hypoventilation precedes diurnal respiratory failure and may be difficult to recognize clinically because symptoms are nonspecific...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779590/pathophysiology-of-neuromuscular-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
Joshua O Benditt
Gas exchange between the atmosphere and the human body depends on the lungs and the function of the respiratory pump. The respiratory pump consists of the respiratory control center located in the brain, bony rib cage, diaphragm, and intercostal, accessory, and abdominal muscles. A variety of muscles serve to fine-tune adjustments of ventilation to metabolic demands. Appropriate evaluation and interventions can prevent respiratory complications and prolong life in individuals with neuromuscular diseases. This article discusses normal function of the respiratory pump, general pathophysiologic issues, and abnormalities in more common neuromuscular diseases...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779589/chest-wall-diseases-respiratory-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
George E Tzelepis
The chest wall consists of various structures that function in an integrated fashion to ventilate the lungs. Disorders affecting the bony structures or soft tissues of the chest wall may impose elastic loads by stiffening the chest wall and decreasing respiratory system compliance. These alterations increase the work of breathing and lead to hypoventilation and hypercapnia. Respiratory failure may occur acutely or after a variable period of time. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of respiratory function in specific diseases and disorders of the chest wall, and highlights pathogenic mechanisms of respiratory failure...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779449/continuous-cytokine-haemoadsorption-incorporated-into-a-venoarterial-ecmo-circuit-for-the-management-of-postcardiotomy-cardiogenic-and-septic-shock-a-case-report
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Endre Nemeth, Szabolcs Szigeti, Tamas Varga, Laszlo Daroczi, Zoltan Barati, Bela Merkely, Janos Gal
INTRODUCTION: The acute surgical treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) carries a high risk of postoperative mortality. Most complications are linked to uncontrolled sepsis and inflammatory processes. Cytokine haemoadsorption is an extracorporeal technique which has benefits reported in haemodynamic stability and inflammatory response. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old male patient underwent emergency cardiac surgery due to progressive IE. Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock associated with cardiac surgery required the implantation of venoarterial (VA)-ECMO...
May 1, 2018: Perfusion
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