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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808861/epidemiology-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-heart-failure-what-drives-what
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REVIEW
Sushma M Dharia, Lee K Brown
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The bidirectional relationships that have been demonstrated between heart failure (HF) and central sleep apnea (CSA) demand further exploration with respect to the implications that each condition has for the other. This review discusses the body of literature that has accumulated on these relationships and how CSA and its potential treatment may affect outcomes in patients with CSA. RECENT FINDINGS: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can exacerbate hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and atherosclerosis, which are known predicates of HF...
August 14, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801782/common-pediatric-medical-emergencies-in-office-practice
#2
Bharat Mehra, Suresh Gupta
General Practitioners frequently see children with medical conditions that may evolve into an emergency if not promptly attended to. The most common emergencies encountered in pediatric office practice are respiratory distress, dehydration, anaphylaxis, seizures and trauma. Assessment of children is sometimes difficult as the signs and symptoms might be subtle and not markedly expressed. Also, normal value of vital signs vary with age, thus their interpretation requires discrete knowledge of age appropriate values...
August 12, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800814/phthalates-impact-human-health-epidemiological-evidences-and-plausible-mechanism-of-action
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REVIEW
Sailas Benjamin, Eiji Masai, Naofumi Kamimura, Kenji Takahashi, Robin C Anderson, Panichikkal Abdul Faisal
Disregarding the rising alarm on the hazardous nature of various phthalates and their metabolites, ruthless usage of phthalates as plasticizer in plastics and as additives in innumerable consumer products continues due low their cost, attractive properties, and lack of suitable alternatives. Globally, in silico computational, in vitro mechanistic, in vivo preclinical and limited clinical or epidemiological human studies showed that over a dozen phthalates and their metabolites ingested passively by man from the general environment, foods, drinks, breathing air, and routine household products cause various dysfunctions...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798203/peripheral-ventilation-heterogeneity-determines-the-extent-of-bronchoconstriction-in-asthma
#4
Catherine E Farrow, Cheryl M Salome, Benjamin E Harris, Dale L Bailey, Norbert Berend, Gregory G King
In asthma, bronchoconstriction causes topographically heterogeneous airway narrowing, as measured by 3-dimensional ventilation imaging. Computation modelling suggests that peripheral airway dysfunction is a potential determinant of acute airway narrowing measured by imaging. We hypothesised that the development of low ventilation regions measured topographically by 3-dimensional imaging after bronchoconstriction is predicted by peripheral airway function. Fourteen (14) asthmatic subjects underwent ventilation Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/CT (VSPECT/CT) before and after methacholine challenge...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
#5
Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789715/metabolic-alterations-in-generalised-anxiety-disorder-a-review-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-studies
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G Delvecchio, J A Stanley, A C Altamura, P Brambilla
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common psychiatric illness characterised by selective morpho-functional brain alterations. The breath of neuroimaging studies investigating the neural basis of GAD is extensive; however, its pathophysiology is still largely unknown. Specifically for proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (¹H MRS) investigations, which have the aim of identifying differences in metabolite levels between conditions in key brain areas, often showed contrasting results. Indeed, there are selected ¹H MRS studies reporting deficits of key metabolites in GAD patients; however, collectively the literature remains mixed with respect to consistency of major findings...
August 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782910/eucapnic-voluntary-hyperventilation-test-in-children
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Janne Burman, Heikki Lukkarinen, Varpu Elenius, Sami Remes, Tom Kuusela, Tuomas Jartti
BACKGROUND: In children, exercise-induced dyspnea is a common symptom that can be due to dysfunctional breathing. EVH test has bee used especially in elite athletes as bronchoprovocation test. Currently, there are only few studies on the EVH test. New research methods are required alongside the traditionally used tests especially due to dysfunctional breathing disorder. PURPOSE: The purpose of the "pilot study" was to study the usability of the EVH test with real time biofeedback in children of 10-16 years of age in the diagnostics of exercise-induced dyspnea...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777908/carboxyhemoglobin-half-life-during-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-a-patient-with-lung-dysfunction-a-case-report
#8
Lindell K Weaver, Kayla Deru
INTRODUCTION: The carboxyhemoglobin half-life (COHb t1/2) during hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) is often quoted as 23 minutes, derived from the average of two adult male volunteers breathing HBO₂ at 3 atmospheres absolute (ATA). However, the mean COHb t1/2 of 12 male volunteer smokers was 26.3 minutes at 1.58 ATA and in 12 non-intubated carbon monoxide (CO) poisoned patients treated at 3 ATA, was 43 minutes. CASE REPORT: An 81-year old male, poisoned by an improperly ventilated natural gas heater, was intubated for coma, then treated with HBO₂...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774733/current-child-but-not-maternal-snoring-is-bi-directionally-related-to-adiposity-and-cardiometabolic-risk-markers-a-cross-sectional-and-a-prospective-cohort-analysis
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Olivia M Farr, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Emily Oken, Elsie M Taveras, Christos S Mantzoros
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), typically manifested as snoring, is closely associated with obesity. However, the directionality of associations of OSA with cardiometabolic risk markers is unclear, as obesity increases risk for OSA, and OSA results in excess weight gain and its metabolic consequences. Less is known about how obesity and OSA may relate in children and adolescents and whether maternal OSA may influence the development of obesity and cardiometabolic dysfunction in offspring...
June 29, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772034/impaired-myocardial-relaxation-with-exercise-determines-peak-aerobic-exercise-capacity-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Cory Trankle, Justin M Canada, Leo Buckley, Salvatore Carbone, Dave Dixon, Ross Arena, Benjamin Van Tassell, Antonio Abbate
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired exercise capacity due to shortness of breath and/or fatigue. Assessment of diastolic dysfunction at rest and with exercise may provide insight into the pathophysiology of exercise intolerance in HFpEF. AIMS: To measure echocardio-Doppler-derived parameters of diastolic function as they relate to various indices of aerobic exercise capacity in HFpEF...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771242/pancreatic-and-intestinal-function-post-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-for-obesity
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Stephen J D O'Keefe, Tina Rakitt, Junhai Ou, Ihab I El Hajj, Elizabeth Blaney, Kishore Vipperla, Jens-Jules Holst, Jens Rehlfeld
OBJECTIVES: Despite the fact that the most effective treatment for morbid obesity today is gastric bypass surgery, some patients develop life-threatening nutritional complications associated with their weight loss. METHODS: Here we examine the influence of the altered anatomy and digestive physiology on pancreatic secretion and fat absorption. Thirteen post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients who had lost >100 lbs in the first year following surgery and who gave variable histories of gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction, were selected for study...
August 3, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770235/respiratory-muscle-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-hypoxic-disease-antioxidant-therapy-goes-from-strength-to-strength
#12
REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis
The striated muscles of breathing play a critical role in respiratory homeostasis governing blood oxygenation and pH regulation. Upper airway dilator and thoracic pump muscles retain a remarkable capacity for plasticity throughout life, both in health and disease states. Hypoxia, whatever the cause, is a potent driver of respiratory muscle remodeling with evidence of adaptive and maladaptive outcomes for system performance. The pattern, duration, and intensity of hypoxia are key determinants of respiratory muscle structural-, metabolic-, and functional responses and adaptation...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769557/analysis-of-the-influence-of-respiratory-disorders-observed-in-preoperative-spirometry-on-the-dynamics-of-early-inflammatory-response-in-patients-undergoing-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Aleksandra Szylińska, Mariusz J Listewnik, Iwona Rotter, Aleksandra Rył, Andrzej Biskupski, Mirosław Brykczyński
BACKGROUND: Preoperative spirometry provides measurable information about the occurrence of respiratory disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the association between preoperative spirometry abnormalities and the intensification of early inflammatory responses in patients following coronary artery bypass graft in extracorporeal circulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 810 patients (625 men and 185 women) aged 65.4±7.9 years who were awaiting isolated coronary artery bypass surgery...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765791/coronary-artery-disease-presenting-with-left-upper-quadrant-pain-in-a-patient-with-chronic-cervical-tetraplegia
#14
Lianne Michelle Nier, Peter S Hansen
INTRODUCTION: This single-subject case report aims to describe and discuss a case of a patient with established C5 tetraplegia with acute coronary syndrome presenting with left upper quadrant pain and tenderness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male with chronic C5 American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A tetraplegia presented to the emergency department with severe left upper quadrant pain radiating across the chest to the right upper limb with associated dyspnoea and diaphoresis...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761904/iglon5-antibody-neurological-accompaniments-and-outcomes-in-20-patients
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Josephe A Honorat, Lars Komorowski, Keith A Josephs, Kai Fechner, Erik K St Louis, Shannon R Hinson, Sabine Lederer, Neeraj Kumar, Avi Gadoth, Vanda A Lennon, Sean J Pittock, Andrew McKeon
OBJECTIVE: To describe the phenotypes, treatment response, and outcome of IgLON5 autoimmunity. METHODS: Archived serum and CSF specimens from 367 patients known to harbor unclassified antibodies which stained neural synapses diffusely (mimicking amphiphysin-IgG) were reevaluated by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) using a composite of mouse tissues and recombinant IgLON5-transfected cell-based assay (CBA, Euroimmun). RESULTS: Available specimens (serum, 25; CSF, 9) from 26/367 patients (7%) had identical IFA appearance and robust IgLON5 CBA positivity...
September 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757935/cleft-palate-only-current-concepts
#16
L Tettamanti, A Avantaggiato, M Nardone, J Silvestre-Rangil, A Tagliabue
Cleft palate only (CPO) is one of the most common congenital malformations worldwide. The etiopathogenesis of CPO is not completely understood. Environmental factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, intake of drugs during pregnancy, advanced paternal age, have been demonstrated to be a risk of CPO, but conflicting results have also been published. Insufficient intake of folic acid during the pregnancy has been suggested to increase the risk for CPO. The demonstrated risk for siblings and the higher risk for monozygotic twins suggest a genetic etiopathogenesis for CPO...
January 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757925/passive-leg-raising-simple-and-reliable-technique-to-prevent-fluid-overload-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Dynamic measures, the response to stroke volume (SV) to fluid loading, have been used successfully to guide fluid management decisions in critically ill patients. However, application of dynamic measures is often inaccurate to predict fluid responsiveness in patients with arrhythmias, ventricular dysfunction or spontaneously breathing critically ill patients. Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple bedside maneuver that may provide an accurate alternative to guide fluid resuscitation in hypovolemic critically ill patients...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748646/small-airway-dysfunction-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#18
Selene Guerrero Zúñiga, Julia Sánchez Hernández, Heidegger Mateos Toledo, Mayra Mejía Ávila, Laura Gochicoa-Rangel, José Luis Miguel Reyes, Moisés Selman, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lung biopsies from patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) have demonstrated small airway (SA) involvement, but there is no information concerning SA function in HP, and it is unknown whether pharmacological treatment could modify its function. SA function in patients with chronic HP using ultrasonic pneumography (UPG) and impulse oscillometry (IOS) was explored. We also compared initial results with those obtained after 4 weeks of standardized treatment with azathioprine and prednisone...
July 26, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746470/relationship-between-ventilation-heterogeneity-and-exercise-intolerance-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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A J Lopes, C L Marinho, U D Alves, C E A Gonçalves, P O Silva, E C Botelho, R Bedirian, A R Soares, M C P Maioli
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) causes dysfunction of multiple organs, with pulmonary involvement as a major cause of mortality. Recently, there has been growing interest in the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test, which is able to detect ventilation heterogeneity and small airway disease when the results of other pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are still normal. Thus, the objectives of the present study were to assess the heterogeneity in the ventilation distribution in adults with SCA and to determine the association between the ventilation distribution and the clinical, cardiovascular, and radiological findings...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743311/hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy-due-to-polymyositis-related-respiratory-muscle-weakness-a-case-report
#20
Husain Shabbir Ali, Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan, Saibu George, Abdalrazig Elsadig Fadlelmula
BACKGROUND: Polymyositis is a rare medical disorder complicating pregnancy. Ventilatory muscle weakness leading to respiratory failure is an uncommon manifestation of this autoimmune disease. We report a case of life-threatening hypercapnic respiratory failure due to polymyositis-related respiratory muscle weakness in a pregnant woman. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old, African woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presented to the emergency department with fever, shortness of breath and muscle weakness...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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