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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245168/-school-entrance-examination-for-lateral-entrants-what-can-and-what-should-they-be-able-to-do-a-discussion-contribution-based-on-the-data-from-the-health-authority-frankfurt-am-main-2006-2016
#1
Maria Karathana, Bernhard Krackhardt, Manuela Schade, Ursel Heudorf
Question The medical investigation of school beginners is one of the essential tasks of the child and youth services of the health authorities. While in all federal states in Germany, the examination of all school beginners is legally clearly stipulated, the situation for "lateral entry", that is, children of school age, who are moving from a foreign country to a local German community and attending school there, is not clearly regulated in the respective school laws. This article presents the experiences of the lateral entry investigations in Frankfurt am Main...
December 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244892/alterations-in-the-masticatory-system-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#2
Nina Riera-Punet, Jordi Martinez-Gomis, Andrés Paipa, Monica Povedano, Maria Peraire
AIMS: To determine the effect of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on aspects of masticatory function and to assess the relationship between ALS and the prevalence of traumatic mucosal lesions caused by oral self-injury. METHODS: A total of 153 ALS patients and 23 control subjects participated in this cross-sectional study. Clinical characteristics including site of onset, medication, type of feeding, and use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation were recorded...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243665/anthropomorphic-thorax-phantom-for-cardio-respiratory-motion-simulation-in-tomographic-imaging
#3
Konstantin Bolwin, Björn Czekalla, Lynn Johann Frohwein, Florian Buther, Klaus P Schäfers
Patient motion during medical imaging using techniques such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), or single emission computed tomography (SPECT) is well known to degrade images leading to blurring effects or severe artifacts. Motion correction methods try to overcome this degrading effects. However, they need to be validated under realistic conditions. In the present work, a sophisticated anthropomorphic thorax phantom is presented that combines several aspects of a simulator for cardio-respiratory motion...
December 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241288/-aromatherapy-from-traditional-and-scientific-evidence-into-clinical-practice
#4
Wolfgang Steflitsch
Essential oils (EOs), also known as volatile oils, are concentrated natural plant products which contain volatile aroma compounds. Most EOs are derived by steam distillation, a tradition which can be traced back as many as 5000 years. They possess unique properties which result in various possibilities for application, also in modern medical contexts. Areas for medical aromatherapy include respiratory diseases, pain management or stress alleviation, amongst many others. Different modes of application exist: The rich ingredients can be absorbed by the body by anointment, gentle massage, inhalation, or oral intake of capsules...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238722/clinical-epidemiological-and-histopathological-features-of-respiratory-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
REVIEW
Alessia Alunno, Roberto Gerli, Roberto Giacomelli, Francesco Carubbi
Although by definition rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an articular disorder, it is a systemic disease, and 18-40% of patients experience extra-articular manifestations (EAMs). The involvement of the respiratory system occurs in about 30-40% of RA patients, and in about 10-20% of them it represents the first manifestation of RA. A wide range of pulmonary manifestations are detectable in RA patients, including pulmonary parenchymal disease, pleural involvement, and airway and pulmonary inflammation. The clinical, radiological, and histological spectra of respiratory manifestations in RA reflect chronic immune activation, increased susceptibility to infection (often related to immunosuppressive medications), or direct drug...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238574/role-of-guaifenesin-in-the-management-of-chronic-bronchitis-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#6
REVIEW
Helmut H Albrecht, Peter V Dicpinigaitis, Eric P Guenin
Guaifenesin, a mucoactive drug, acts by loosening mucus in the airways and making coughs more productive. It is used for relief of wet cough and chest congestion due to the common cold, and remains the only legally marketed expectorant in the US (per OTC Monograph). An ingredient in numerous over-the-counter (OTC) cough/cold medications, guaifenesin has a secondary indication for use in stable chronic bronchitis (professional indication). Clinical pharmacology and patient studies support the clinical utility of guaifenesin in respiratory conditions where mucus hypersecretion is prevalent: acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), stable chronic bronchitis, and possibly rhinosinusitis...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238385/experiences-providing-medical-assistance-during-the-sewol-ferry-disaster-using-traditional-korean-medicine
#7
Kyeong Han Kim, Soobin Jang, Ju Ah Lee, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Ho-Yeon Go, Sunju Park, Hee-Guen Jo, Myeong Soo Lee, Seong-Gyu Ko
Background: This study aimed to investigate medical records using traditional Korean medicine (TKM) in Sewol Ferry disaster in 2014 and further explore the possible role of traditional medicine in disaster situation. Methods: After Sewol Ferry accident, 3 on-site tents for TKM assistance by the Association of Korean Medicine (AKOM) in Jindo area were installed. The AKOM mobilized volunteer TKM doctors and assistants and dispatched each on-site tent in three shifts within 24 hours...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238240/the-effect-of-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-asthma-control-an-administrative-database-study-to-evaluate-a-potential-pathophysiological-relationship
#8
Gene Colice, David Price, Maria Gerhardsson de Verdier, Karma Rabon-Stith, Christopher Ambrose, Katherine Cappell, Debra E Irwin, Paul Juneau, Anna Vlahiotis
Rationale: DPP-4 may regulate immunological pathways implicated in asthma. Assessing whether DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) use might affect asthma control is clinically important because DPP-4i use in type 2 diabetes mellitus management (T2DM) is increasing. This study evaluated associations between DPP-4i use and asthma control. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims in the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters (Commercial) and Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits (Medicare Supplemental) databases...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238186/severe-copd-cases-from-korea-poland-and-usa-have-substantial-differences-in-respiratory-symptoms-and-other-respiratory-illnesses
#9
Woo Jin Kim, Jae-Joon Yim, Deog Kyeom Kim, Myung Goo Lee, Anne L Fuhlbrigge, Pawel Sliwinski, Iwona Hawrylkiewicz, Emily S Wan, Michael H Cho, Edwin K Silverman
Purpose: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by irreversible airflow obstruction, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, geographic differences in the clinical characteristics of severe COPD patients have not been widely studied. Methods: We recruited a total of 828 severe COPD cases from three continents. Subjects in Poland were enrolled by the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw; subjects in Korea participated at several university hospitals in Korea; and subjects in USA were enrolled at two clinics affiliated with academic medical centers...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238182/adherence-to-a-copd-treatment-guideline-among-patients-in-hong-kong
#10
Ka Pang Chan, Fanny Ws Ko, Hok Sum Chan, Mo Lin Wong, Thomas Yw Mok, Kah Lin Choo, David Sc Hui
Background: This study aimed to assess the adherence rate of pharmacological treatment to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline published in 2011 and the prevalence of comorbidities among patients with COPD in Hong Kong (HK). Methods: Patients were recruited from five tertiary respiratory centers and followed up for 12 months. Data on baseline physiological, spirometric parameters, use of COPD medications and coexisting comorbidities were collected...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237604/stormy-weather-a-retrospective-analysis-of-demand-for-emergency-medical-services-during-epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma
#11
Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Michael J Abramson, Ed Newbigin, Ben Piper, Justin Dunlop, Paul Holman, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVES: To describe the demand for emergency medical assistance during the largest outbreak of thunderstorm asthma reported globally, which occurred on 21 November 2016. DESIGN: A time series analysis was conducted of emergency medical service caseload between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Demand during the thunderstorm asthma event was compared to historical trends for the overall population and across specific subgroups. SETTING: Victoria, Australia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237497/hyaluronic-acid-is-associated-with-organ-dysfunction-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#12
Anthony J Esposito, Pavan K Bhatraju, Renee D Stapleton, Mark M Wurfel, Carmen Mikacenic
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA), an extracellular matrix component, is degraded in response to local tissue injury or stress. In various animal models of lung injury, HA has been shown to play a mechanistic role in modulating inflammation and injury. While HA is present in the lungs of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), its relationship to patient outcomes is unknown. METHODS: We studied 86 patients with ARDS previously enrolled in the Phase II Randomized Trial of Fish Oil in Patients with Acute Lung Injury (NCT00351533) at five North American medical centers...
December 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237485/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-may-increase-the-bleeding-of-minor-thoracic-injury-in-severe-multiple-trauma-patients-a-case-report
#13
Takaaki Maruhashi, Hiroaki Minehara, Ichiro Takeuchi, Yuichi Kataoka, Yasushi Asari
BACKGROUND: The resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta, because of its efficacy and feasibility, has been widely used in treating patients with severe torso trauma. However, complications developing around the site proximal to the occlusion by resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta have almost never been studied. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Japanese woman fell from a height of approximately 10 m. At initial arrival, her respiratory rate was 24 breaths/minute, her blood oxygen saturation was 95% under 10 L/minute oxygenation, her pulse rate was 90 beats per minute, and her blood pressure was 180/120 mmHg...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237436/high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-versus-conventional-oxygen-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Youfeng Zhu, Haiyan Yin, Rui Zhang, Jianrui Wei
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a common and life-threatening medical emergency in patients admitted to the hospital. Currently, there is a lack of large-scale evidence on the use of high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) in patients with ARF. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we evaluated whether there were differences between HFNC therapy and conventional oxygen therapy (COT) for treating patients with ARF. METHODS: The EMBASE, Medline, and Wanfang databases and the Cochrane Library were searched...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235932/retrospective-study-of-the-presentation-diagnosis-and-management-of-16-cats-with-otitis-media-not-due-to-nasopharyngeal-polyp
#15
Nicola Swales, Aiden Foster, Natalie Barnard
Objectives The aim of this study was to analyse retrospectively cats diagnosed with otitis media (OM) not due to nasopharyngeal polyp, and to review the clinical outcome with surgical and medical management. Methods Patient records were searched for cats diagnosed with OM. The diagnosis of OM was based on the presence of clinical signs, including neurological signs, respiratory signs and signs of otitis externa, and on the basis of evidence of thickened or irregular bullae walls, or the presence of fluid within the tympanic cavity; in those that had diagnostic imaging...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234897/potential-influence-of-the-phthalates-on-normal-liver-function-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-males
#16
Nataša Milošević, Nataša Milić, Dragana Živanović Bosić, Ivana Bajkin, Ivanka Perčić, Ludovico Abenavoli, Milica Medić Stojanoska
Phthalates are ubiquitous environmental contaminants, massively used in industry as plasticizers and additives in cosmetics, which may impair the human endocrine system inducing fertility problems, respiratory diseases, obesity, and neuropsychological disorders. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of the monoethyl phthalate (MEP) and mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) on the liver function and cardiometabolic risk factors in males. In this research, 102 male participants (51 normal weight and 51 overweight/obese) were enrolled and examined for phthalate metabolites exposure in urine samples after 12 h of fasting...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234603/a-retrospective-study-of-clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-snakebite-related-deaths-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-midnapore-west-bengal-india
#17
Rituparna Ghosh, Koushik Mana, Kripasindhu Gantait, Sumana Sarkhel
Objective: Snakebite is one of the neglected tropical diseases that World Health Organization (WHO) aimed to eradicate. The objective of the study is to investigate the mortality and morbidity due to snakebite at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. Methods & materials: This is a record-based, retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study conducted from January 2012 to December 2016 at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital(MMCH), Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233977/the-mitochondrial-negative-regulator-mcj-is-a-therapeutic-target-for-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury
#18
Lucía Barbier-Torres, Paula Iruzubieta, David Fernández-Ramos, Teresa C Delgado, Daniel Taibo, Virginia Guitiérrez-de-Juan, Marta Varela-Rey, Mikel Azkargorta, Nicolas Navasa, Pablo Fernández-Tussy, Imanol Zubiete-Franco, Jorge Simon, Fernando Lopitz-Otsoa, Sofia Lachiondo-Ortega, Javier Crespo, Steven Masson, Misti Vanette McCain, Erica Villa, Helen Reeves, Felix Elortza, Maria Isabel Lucena, Maria Isabel Hernández-Alvarez, Antonio Zorzano, Raúl J Andrade, Shelly C Lu, José M Mato, Juan Anguita, Mercedes Rincón, María Luz Martínez-Chantar
Acetaminophen (APAP) is the active component of many medications used to treat pain and fever worldwide. Its overuse provokes liver injury and it is the second most common cause of liver failure. Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to APAP-induced liver injury but the mechanism by which APAP causes hepatocyte toxicity is not completely understood. Therefore, we lack efficient therapeutic strategies to treat this pathology. Here we show that APAP interferes with the formation of mitochondrial respiratory supercomplexes via the mitochondrial negative regulator MCJ, and leads to decreased production of ATP and increased generation of ROS...
December 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232665/the-laryngeal-mask-airway-and-its-use-in-neonatal-resuscitation-a-critical-review-of-where-we-are-in-2017-2018
#19
Satvik Chaitanya Bansal, Stefano Caoci, Eugene Dempsey, Daniele Trevisanuto, Charles Christoph Roehr
Studies using videotape recordings and respiratory function monitoring have shown that both face mask (FM) application and endotracheal tube (ETT) placement represent a challenge for resuscitators. Hence, there is a strong need for devices that can largely be used independently of individual operator training levels, in order to ensure more reliable support in time-critical situations, such as neonatal resuscitation. The laryngeal mask airway device (LMA) has evolved as a potentially very valuable tool. We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating the use of the LMA in neonatal resuscitation...
December 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231913/-comparison-of-cmac-vs-vivasight-devices-in-terms-of-time-and-effectiveness-of-intubation-among-medical-students
#20
Marcin Cierniak, Małgorzata Pikala, Joanna Jaskółkowska, Marcin Nowakowski, Bartłomiej Balcerzak, Tomasz Gaszyński
While analysing the use of the new videolaryngoscopes in the hands of the well experienced anaesthesiologists it is difficult to get answers to all intriguing questions and gain insights that might arise only from the untrained users. We can form a thesis that if a manikin, with the use of a particular device, is intubated quickly and effectively by the novices, it is probable that the more experienced operators will be even more satisfied with its use. AIM: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of these devices in the hands of the users untrained in intubation...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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