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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549050/use-of-noncontact-low-frequency-ultrasound-in-deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-retrospective-analysis
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Pamela Wagner-Cox, Heather M Duhame, Christina R Jamison, Robin R Jackson, Suzy T Fehr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound (NLFU) on deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI), both hospital-acquired and those present on admission (POA). DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Medical records from 44 adult patients with a DTPI treated with NLFU were reviewed; 22 had a hospital-acquired DTPI (HADTPI) and 22 had DTPI POA. Their mean age was 71.3 ± 16...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548201/-morphine-induced-biliary-pain-case-report
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Zoltán Berger, Mario Arcos, Fernanda Matamala, Claudia Rojas
Morphine produces contraction of Oddi’s sphincter, which can be severe and of longer duration in some pathological conditions. This exaggerated response can manifest as a colicky biliary pain, frequently accompanied by a dramatic increase in hepatic enzymes. We report a 32 years old female who consulted in the emergency room for severe low abdominal pain of gynecologic origin, which was completely controlled by morphine. However, she presented a sudden epigastric colicky pain irradiating in the back, which persisted for several hours in spite of the repeated administration of analgesics...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546733/the-int-ex-technique-internal-to-external-approach-in-carotid-body-tumour-surgery
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U S Vishal Rao, Sataksi Chatterjee, Ashutosh A Patil, Ravi C Nayar
Carotid body tumours are rare and mostly benign neoplasm. They are slow growing but can evade or exert pressure on neighbouring important neurovascular structures. Hence, surgical resection remains the treatment modality of choice for large tumours partially or completely encasing the carotid arteries. But the surgical resection of these tumours with minimum morbidity is challenging because of their highly vascular nature. Earlier literature has dealt with various aspects of management of carotid body tumours including classification, morbidity, work-up, embolisation and extent of resection...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545398/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-early-reduced-diastolic-heart-function
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Leif Brunvand, Martin Heier, Cathrine Brunborg, Kristian F Hanssen, Drude Fugelseth, Knut Haakon Stensaeth, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir
BACKGROUND: Reduced diastolic function is an early sign of diabetes cardiomyopathy in adults and is associated with elevated levels of HbA1c and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations between early reduced diastolic function and elevated levels of HbA1c and AGEs in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: One hundred fourty six T1D patients (age 8-18 years) without known diabetic complications were examined with tissue Doppler imaging and stratified into two groups according to diastolic function...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545277/-effect-of-the-ischemic-post-conditioning-on-the-prevention-of-the-cardio-renal-damage-in-patients-with-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#5
Y Y Wang, T Li, Y W Liu, B J Liu, X M Hu, Y Wang, W Q Gao, P Wu, L Huang, X Li, W J Peng, M Ning
Objective: To evaluate the effect of the ischemic post-conditioning (IPC) on the prevention of the cardio-renal damage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Methods: A total of 251 consecutive STEMI patients underwent PPCI in the heart center of Tianjin Third Central Hospital from January 2012 to June 2014 were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, control, single-blinded, clinical registry study. Patients were randomly divided into IPC group (123 cases) and control group (128 cases) with random number table...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544108/elevated-intrathoracic-co2-pressure-during-thoracoscopic-surgery-decreases-regional-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-in-neonates-and-infants-a-pilot-study
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Felix Neunhoeffer, Steven W Warmann, Michael Hofbeck, Alisa Müller, Frank Fideler, Guido Seitz, Martin U Schuhmann, Hans-Joachim Kirschner, Matthias Kumpf, Jörg Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypercapnia and acidosis are risk factors during thoracoscopy in neonates and infants. METHODS: In a prospective pilot study, we evaluated the effects of thoracoscopy in neonates and infants on cerebral microcirculation, oxygen saturation, and oxygen consumption. Regional cerebral oxygen saturation and blood flow were measured noninvasively using a new device combining laser Doppler flowmetry and white light spectrometry. Additionally, cerebral fractional tissue oxygen extraction and approximated oxygen consumption were calculated...
May 24, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542372/revision-of-encapsulated-blebs-after-trabeculectomy-long-term-comparison-of-standard-bleb-needling-and-modified-needling-procedure-combined-with-transconjunctival-scleral-flap-sutures
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P Laspas, P D Culmann, F H Grus, V Prokosch-Willing, A Poplawksi, N Pfeiffer, E M Hoffmann
PURPOSE: To compare two surgical approaches for treating encapsulated blebs after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C, in terms of the development of intraocular pressure and progression of glaucoma in a long-term follow up: 1. bleb needling alone vs. 2. a combined approach of needling with additional transconjunctival scleral flap sutures, to prevent early ocular hypotony. METHODS: Forty-six patients with failing blebs after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C were enrolled in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540666/evaluation-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-in-highly-glycolytic-glioma-cells-reveals-low-adp-phosphorylation-in-relation-to-oxidative-capacity
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Erika Rodrigues-Silva, Edilene S Siqueira-Santos, Juliana S Ruas, Raffaela S Ignarro, Tiago R Figueira, Fábio Rogério, Roger F Castilho
High-grade gliomas are aggressive and intensely glycolytic tumors. In the present study, we evaluated the mitochondrial respiratory function of glioma cells (T98G and U-87MG) and fresh human glioblastoma (GBM) tissue. To this end, measurements of oxygen consumption rate (OCR) were performed under various experimental conditions. The OCR of T98G and U-87MG cells was well coupled to ADP phosphorylation based on the ratio of ATP produced per oxygen consumed of ~2.5. In agreement, the basal OCR of GBM tissue was also partially associated with ADP phosphorylation...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536897/validation-of-myocardial-perfusion-quantification-by-dynamic-ct-in-an-ex-vivo-porcine-heart-model
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Gert Jan Pelgrim, Marco Das, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Marly van Assen, Frits W Prinzen, Marco Stijnen, Matthijs Oudkerk, Joachim E Wildberger, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
To test the accuracy of quantification of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using computed tomography (CT) in ex-vivo porcine models. Five isolated porcine hearts were perfused according to Langendorff. Hearts were perfused using retrograde flow through the aorta and blood flow, blood pressure and heart rate were monitored throughout the experiment. An inflatable cuff was placed around the circumflex (Cx) artery to create stenosis grades which were monitored using a pressure wire, analysing perfusion at several fractional flow reserve values of 1...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534455/effect-of-modern-surgical-treatment-on-the-inflammatory-anti-inflammatory-balance-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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M Binar, T M Akcam, O Karakoc, R I Sagkan, U Musabak, M Gerek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the inflammatory/anti-inflammatory cytokine balance - T helper 1/T helper 2 ratios - in obstructive sleep apnoea patients, before and after treatment. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients received continuous positive airway pressure treatment and 29 patients who could not tolerate continuous positive airway pressure were scheduled for surgery. Serum levels of interleukins 2, 4 and 10, tumour necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon gamma were analysed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays before and three months after treatment...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532415/hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-acupuncture-in-healthy-volunteers-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Boncho Ku, Jang-Han Bae, Jae-Young Shin, Min-Ho Jun, Jung Won Kang, Junghwan Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Jaeuk U Kim
BACKGROUND: Radial pressure pulse wave (RPPW) examination has been a key diagnostic component of traditional Chinese medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in RPPW along with various hemodynamic variables after acupuncture stimulation and to examine the validity of pulse diagnosis as a modern diagnostic tool. METHODS: We conducted acupuncture stimulation at both ST36 acupuncture points in 25 healthy volunteers. We simultaneously assessed the RPPW by pulse tonometry; heart rate variability (HRV) by electrocardiogram; photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, respiration rate, peripheral blood flow velocity and arterial depth by ultrasonography; and cardiac output by impedance cardiography, before, during and after a session of acupuncture stimulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524884/assessment-of-conditions-affecting-surgical-success-of-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implants-in-glaucoma-secondary-to-different-uveitis-etiologies-in-adults
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G Sungur, M Yakin, U Eksioglu, B Satana, F Ornek
PurposeThere is little known about the long-term efficacy and safety of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implant and about the conditions affecting surgical success in uveitic glaucoma (UG).Patients and methodsThe charts of adult patients with UG who underwent AGV implantation from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively.ResultsData of 46 eyes of 39 patients were evaluated. Mean follow-up was 51.93±23.08 months. Mean preoperative IOP was 37.05±9.62 mm Hg and mean number of preoperative topical anti-glaucomatous medications was 2...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523523/serum-bilirubin-levels-are-negatively-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-normal-renal-function
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Tomislav Bulum, Martina Tomić, Lea Duvnjak
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies suggested that total serum bilirubin levels are negatively associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and nephropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between serum total bilirubin levels and prevalence of DR in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and normal renal function. METHODS: Study included 163 T1DM with normal renal function (urinary albumin excretion rate <30 mg/24 h, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 ml min(-1)1...
May 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523038/a-comparison-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-testicular-volume-and-blood-flow-in-patients-with-inguinal-hernia-hydrocele-and-cord-cyst-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Tamer Peker, Mehtap Berke Acar, Didem Baskin Embleton, Salih Cetinkursun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of inguinal operations performed with a modified Ferguson technique upon testicular volume and blood flow. METHODS: This study involved 23 children receiving surgery for inguinal hernia, hydrocele, and cord cyst. This was a prospective study performed between April 2016 and June 2016 in a medical faculty pediatric surgery unit. The color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) was used to assess testicular volume and blood flow before and after a modified Ferguson technique surgery...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521094/critical-assessment-of-photoionization-efficiency-measurements-for-characterization-of-soot-precursor-species
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K Olof Johansson, Judit Zádor, Paolo Elvati, Matthew F Campbell, Paul E Schrader, Nicole K Richards-Henderson, Kevin R Wilson, Angela Violi, Hope A Michelsen
We present a critical evaluation of photoionization efficiency (PIE) measurements coupled with aerosol mass spectrometry for the identification of condensed soot-precursor species extracted from a premixed atmospheric-pressure ethylene/oxygen/nitrogen flame. Definitive identification of isomers by any means is complicated by the large number of potential isomers at masses likely to comprise particles at flame temperatures. This problem is compounded using PIE measurements by the similarity in ionization energies and PIE-curve shapes among many of these isomers...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515518/is-segmental-epidural-anaesthesia-an-optimal-technique-for-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Devangi A Parikh, Geeta A Patkar, Mayur S Ganvir, Ajit Sawant, Bharati A Tendolkar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neuraxial anaesthesia has recently become popular for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We conducted a study comparing general anaesthesia (GA) with segmental (T6-T12) epidural anaesthesia (SEA) for PCNL with respect to anaesthesia and surgical characteristics. METHODS: Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status-I and II patients undergoing PCNL randomly received either GA or SEA. Overall patient satisfaction was the primary end point...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514837/decomposing-an-urban-soundscape-to-reveal-patterns-and-drivers-of-variation-in-anthropogenic-noise
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Sharon A Gill, Erin E Grabarczyk, Kathleen M Baker, Koorosh Naghshineh, Maarten J Vonhof
Continuous and intermittent noise may have different effects on humans and wildlife, therefore distinguishing temporal patterns of noise and their drivers is important for policy regarding both public health and wildlife management. We visualized patterns and explored land-use drivers of continuous and high-amplitude intermittent sound pressure levels (SPLs) on an urban campus in Michigan, U.S.A. To visualize patterns of SPLs, we introduce decibel duration curves (DDCs), which show the cumulative frequency distribution of SPLs and aid in the interpretation of statistical SPLs (Ln values) that reflect continuous versus intermittent sounds...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514245/comparison-of-ocular-lubricant-osmolalities
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Etty Bitton, Carolyn Perugino, Stéphanie Charette
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the osmolality of commercially available ocular tear lubricants. METHODS: Thirty-seven (n = 37) ocular lubricants, measured three times each, were evaluated for osmolality using a vapor pressure osmometer (Wescor VAPRO 5520). The osmometer was calibrated before each use, and the order of the lubricants was randomized. Ambient temperature and humidity were monitored for stability. RESULTS: Of the 37 ocular lubricants tested, 35 (94...
June 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511376/nerve-conduction-study-on-sural-nerve-among-nepalese-tailors-using-mechanical-sewing-machine
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Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu, Md Nazrul Islam
INTRODUCTION: The use of new technologies and innovations are out of access for people living in a developing country like Nepal. The mechanical sewing machine is still in existence at a large scale and dominant all over the country. Tailoring is one of the major occupations adopted by skilled people with lower socioeconomic status and education level. Sural nerves of both right and left legs are exposed to strenuous and chronic stress exerted by chronic paddling of mechanical sewing machine with legs...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509711/trends-in-governance-structure-and-activities-among-not-for-profit-u-s-hospitals-2009-2015
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Olena Mazurenko, Taleah Collum, Nir Menachemi
BACKGROUND: In U.S. hospitals, boards of directors (BODs) have numerous governance responsibilities including overseeing hospital activities and guiding strategic decisions. BODs can help hospitals adapt to changes in their markets including those stemming from a shift from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing. The recent increase in market turbulence for hospitals has brought renewed attention to the work of BODs. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine trends in hospital BOD structure and activities and determine whether these changes are commensurate with approaches designed to respond to market pressures...
May 15, 2017: Health Care Management Review
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