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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749231/phase-%C3%A2-study-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-a-modified-target-volumes-delineation-method-for-inoperable-esophageal-cancer-patients
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Wenyi Zhang, Huifang Li, Xingxing Chen, Meng Su, Ruifang Lin, Changlin Zou
OBJECTIVE: A Phase || study was designed to test the safety and efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy with a modified target volumes delineation method for inoperable esophageal cancer patients. METHODS: All eligible patients were treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The method of delineating target volume was as follow: Planning gross target volume (PGTV) was defined as the primary gross tumor volume (GTV-t) plus a 3 cm margin longitudinally and a 0...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746928/diagnostic-performance-of-cerebroplacental-ratio-thresholds-at-term-for-prediction-of-low-birthweight-and-adverse-intrapartum-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-term-low-risk-population
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Larissa N Bligh, Amal Al Solai, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the screening performance and best threshold centile (5th vs. 10th) of the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) in low-risk, term pregnancies to predict low birthweight and adverse intrapartum and neonatal outcomes in a term, low-risk population. METHODS: This was a blinded, prospective, cross-sectional study of low-risk singleton pregnancies at term. Women attended fortnightly from 36 weeks for CPR and estimated fetal weight assessment. Intrapartum and neonatal outcomes were recorded...
July 27, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743338/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-high-plasma-level-of-procalcitonin-an-analysis-in-188-patients
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Chuli Pan, Wei Cui, Feifei Zhou, Junwei Tu, Xiuhui Lin, Libin Li, Gensheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with high level of plasma procalcitonin (PCT > 100 μg/L), and to improve the clinician's understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this kind of patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. The clinical data of patients with plasma PCT over 100 μg/L within 48 hours of admission admitted to Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine from February 2013 to December 2016 were collected, and the clinical characteristics were analyzed...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743318/benefits-of-manometer-in-non-invasive-ventilatory-support
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Rodrigo Silva Lacerda, Fernando Cesar Anastácio de Lima, Leonardo Pereira Bastos, Anderson Fardin Vinco, Felipe Britto Azevedo Schneider, Yves Luduvico Coelho, Heitor Gomes Costa Fernandes, João Marcus Ramos Bacalhau, Igor Matheus Simonelli Bermudes, Claudinei Ferreira da Silva, Luiza Paterlini da Silva, Rogério Pezato
Introduction Effective ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in cardiac arrest. Hyperventilation during CPR reduces the efficiency of compressions and coronary perfusion. Problem How could ventilation in CPR be optimized? The objective of this study was to evaluate non-invasive ventilator support using different devices. METHODS: The study compares the regularity and intensity of non-invasive ventilation during simulated, conventional CPR and ventilatory support using three distinct ventilation devices: a standard manual resuscitator, with and without airway pressure manometer, and an automatic transport ventilator...
July 26, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743074/coronary-perfusion-pressure-and-compression-quality-in-maternal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-supine-and-left-lateral-tilt-positions-a-prospective-crossover-study-using-mannequins-and-swine-models
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Satoshi Dohi, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Ryu Matsuoka, Kohei Seo, Masaaki Nagatsuka, Akihiko Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: The risk of maternal and fetal mortality is high if cardiopulmonary arrest occurs during pregnancy. To assess the best position for maternal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a prospective randomized crossover study was undertaken, involving basic life support mannequin-based simulation (BLS-MS) and a swine model of pulseless electrical activity (an unstable cardiac state) incorporating a fetal mannequin (PEA-FM). STUDY DESIGN: The BLS-MS (performed by certified rescuers) served to evaluate the quality of chest compressions in 30° left lateral tilt (LLT) and supine positions...
July 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741013/prompt-use-of-mechanical-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-mecca-study-report
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Venkataraman Anantharaman, Boon Lui Benjamin Ng, Shiang Hu Ang, Chun Yue Francis Lee, Siew Hon Benjamin Leong, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Siang Jin Terrance Chua, Antony Charles Rabind, Nagaraj Baglody Anjali, Ying Hao
INTRODUCTION: Early use of mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may improve survival outcomes. Current evidence for such devices uses outcomes from an intention-to-treat (ITT) perspective. We aimed to determine whether early use of mechanical CPR using a LUCAS 2 device results in better outcomes. METHODS: A prospective, randomised, multicentre study was conducted over one year with LUCAS 2 devices in 14 ambulances and manual CPR in 32 ambulances to manage OHCA...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741008/the-national-resuscitation-council-singapore-and-34-years-of-resuscitation-training-1983-to-2017
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Venkataraman Anantharaman
Training in the modern form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) started in Singapore in 1983. For the first 15 years, the expansion of training programmes was mainly owing to the interest of a few individuals. Public training in the skill was minimal. In an area of medical care where the greatest opportunity for benefit lies in employing core resuscitation skills in the prehospital environment, very little was being done to address such a need. In 1998, a group of physicians, working together with the Ministry of Health, set up the National Resuscitation Council (NRC)...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741006/measuring-the-effectiveness-of-a-novel-cprcard%C3%A2-feedback-device-during-simulated-chest-compressions-by-non-healthcare-workers
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Alexander E White, Han Xian Ng, Wai Yee Ng, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Phek Hui Jade Kua, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for a simple-to-use and easy-to-carry CPR feedback device for laypersons. We aimed to determine if a novel CPRcard™ feedback device improved the quality of chest compressions. METHODS: We compared participants' chest compression rate and depth with and without feedback. Compression data was captured through the CPRcard™ or Resusci Anne's SimPad® SkillReporter™. Compression quality was defined based on 2010 international guidelines for rate, depth and flow fraction...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741002/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-cardiac-arrest
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Boon Kiat Kenneth Tan
The survival of cardiac arrest patients is dependent on the efficient and timely application of the chain of survival. This includes early identification of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system, high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rapid defibrillation, basic and advanced medical services, and advanced life support and post-cardiac arrest care. However, some patients may be refractory to these measures. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation CPR (ECPR), otherwise known as extracorporeal life support, offers an alternative to such refractory cardiac arrest cases...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740995/basic-cardiac-life-support-2016-singapore-guidelines
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Swee Han Lim, Fong Chi Wee, Tek Siong Chee
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refers to the skills required (without use of equipment) in the resuscitation of cardiac arrest individuals. On recognising cardiac arrest, chest compressions should be initiated. Good quality compressions are with arms extended, elbows locked, shoulders directly over the casualty's chest and heel of the palm on the lower half of the sternum. The rescuer pushes hard and fast, compressing 4-6 cm deep for adults at 100-120 compressions per minute with complete chest recoil...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739281/ventilation-rate-in-adults-with-a-tracheal-tube-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-systematic-review
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Gino Vissers, Jasmeet Soar, Koenraad G Monsieurs
The optimal ventilation rate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with a tracheal tube is unknown. We evaluated whether in adults with cardiac arrest and a secure airway (tracheal tube), a ventilation rate of 10min(-1), compared to any other rate during CPR, improves outcomes.
July 21, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738721/the-clinical-value-of-maternal-and-fetal-doppler-parameters-in-low-risk-postdates-pregnancies-%C3%A2-a-prospective-study
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Oshrit Lebovitz, Eran Barzilay, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Itai Gat, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical significance of maternal and fetal ultrasound Doppler flow indices in postdates pregnancies. METHODS: This prospective study comprised 120 low-risk pregnant women beyond 40 weeks of gestation. All participants underwent Doppler assessment including of fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical and uterine arteries. Perinatal outcomes were recorded and evaluated for possible associations with Doppler flow values. Adverse perinatal outcomes were defined as umbilical cord arterial pH < 7...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736324/survival-and-neurological-outcome-in-the-elderly-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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G Hirlekar, T Karlsson, S Aune, A Ravn-Fischer, P Albertsson, J Herlitz, B Libungan
BACKGROUND: There have been few studies of the outcome in elderly patients who have suffered in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) and the association between cardiac arrest characteristics and survival. AIM: The aim of this large observational study was to investigate the survival and neurological outcome in the elderly after IHCA, and to identify which factors were associated with survival. METHODS: We investigated elderly IHCA patients (≥70years of age) who were registered in the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Registry 2007-2015...
July 20, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735269/patient-family-agreement-on-values-and-preferences-for-life-sustaining-treatment-results-of-a-multicentre-observational-study
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Amane Abdul-Razzak, Daren K Heyland, Jessica Simon, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew G Day, John J You
OBJECTIVES: To quantify agreement between patients and their family members on their own values and preferences for use or non-use of life-sustaining treatments for the patient. METHODS: Hospitalised patients aged 55 years or older with advanced pulmonary, cardiac, liver disease or metastatic cancer or aged 80 years or older from medical wards at 16 Canadian hospitals and their family members completed a questionnaire including eight items about values related to life-sustaining treatment and a question about preferences for life-sustaining treatments...
July 22, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734690/salivary-c-reactive-protein-mean-platelet-volume-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-as-diagnostic-markers-for-neonatal-sepsis
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Ahmed Omran, Abdallah Maaroof, Mai H Saleh, Amina Abdelwahab
OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability of salivary C-reactive protein (CRP), mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. METHODS: Prospective case-control study of 70 full-term neonates, 35 with sepsis (20 with proven sepsis and 15 with clinical sepsis) and 35 healthy controls. Serum and salivary CRP concentrations were measured by ELISA while MPV, NLR, and PLR were measured by automated blood cell counter...
July 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731484/cpr-ecls-bvad-and-successful-heart-transplantation-within-2-months-a-single-centre-case-series-in-two-young-high-urgency-listed-patients
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Anna K Schmidt, Diyar Saeed, Arash Mehdiani, Bozena Sowinski, Ralf Westenfeld, Payam Akhyari, Artur Lichtenberg, Udo Boeken
INTRODUCTION: In times of organ shortage, death while on the heart waiting-list still represents a major problem. As a consequence, bridging to transplant as well as the decision when to escalate therapy play a very important role. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report on two young patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and acute decompensation who were successfully bridged to heart transplantation with both left and temporary right ventricular assist devices in just 2 months...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729914/effects-of-mtor-on-neurological-deficits-after-transient-global-ischemia
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Jihong Xing, Jian Lu
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine protein kinase and activation of its signal pathway plays an important role in regulating protein growth and synthesis as well as cell proliferation and survival. In the present study, we examined the contribution of mTOR and its downstream products to brain injuries and neurological deficiencies after cardiac arrest (CA) induced-transient global ischemia. CA was induced by asphyxia followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats. Our results showed that expression of p-mTOR, mTOR-mediated phosphorylation of 4E-binding protein 4 (4E-BP1) and p70 ribosomal S6 protein kinase 1 (S6K1) pathways were amplified in CA rats compared to their controls...
2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724904/hypertonic-saline-infusion-suppresses-apoptosis-of-hippocampal-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Xiang Zhou, Yong Liu, Yang Huang, ShuiBo Zhu, Jian Zhu, RongPing Wang
Hypertonic saline (HS) attenuates cerebral edema, improves microcirculation perfusion and alleviates inflammation. However, whether the beneficial effect of HS on neurological function after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rat model of asphyxial cardiac arrest (CA) is mediated via attenuating apoptosis of neurons is not known. We studied the neuroprotective effect of HS in rats after CA and CPR, and explored the likely underlying mechanisms. Animals were randomly assigned to 4 equal groups (n = 15 each) according to the different infusions administered during resuscitation: control (C), normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) groups...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724601/focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-identifies-liver-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Hiroshi Nashiki, Yoshiharu Miyate, Yousuke Terui, Masayuki Otani
Liver trauma is a recognised rare complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and may be difficult to detect. We report a case of intraperitoneal haemorrhage due to liver injury following CPR in a 50-year-old man admitted to the intensive care unit. The haemorrhage was diagnosed with focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST). FAST can rapidly and easily diagnose liver injury. FAST is recommended for excluding haemoperitoneum in patients who are haemodynamically unstable after resuscitation...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724407/characterization-of-the-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-genes-p450ome-from-the-carotenogenic-yeast-xanthophyllomyces-dendrorhous
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Pamela Córdova, Ana-María Gonzalez, David R Nelson, María-Soledad Gutiérrez, Marcelo Baeza, Víctor Cifuentes, Jennifer Alcaíno
BACKGROUND: The cytochromes P450 (P450s) are a large superfamily of heme-containing monooxygenases involved in the oxidative metabolism of an enormous diversity of substrates. These enzymes require electrons for their activity, and the electrons are supplied by NAD(P)H through a P450 electron donor system, which is generally a cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR). The yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous has evolved an exclusive P450-CPR system that specializes in the synthesis of astaxanthin, a carotenoid with commercial potential...
July 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
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