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Alec B Platt, Lindsay C Wick, Sharon Hurley, Haideliza Soto-Calderon, Will Wieland, Beth Staley, Greg Maislin, Indira Gurubhagavatula
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate joint task force criteria-based screening for severe obstructive sleep apnea (s-OSA) in commercial drivers. METHODS: Among a community-based cohort of licensed commercial vehicle drivers, we assessed utility of the joint task force criteria. We conducted full, 14-channel overnight polysomnography in all drivers, defining s-OSA as an apnea-hypopnea index of 30 or more per hour. RESULTS: One hundred of 104 drivers with successful polysomnography studies were predominantly obese (median body mass index = 32...
September 2013: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Indira Gurubhagavatula, Barry G Fields, Christian R Morales, Sharon Hurley, Grace W Pien, Lindsay C Wick, Bethany A Staley, Raymond R Townsend, Greg Maislin
The authors attempted to validate a 2-stage strategy to screen for severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (s-OSAS) among hypertensive outpatients, with polysomnography (PSG) as the gold standard. Using a prospective design, outpatients with hypertension were recruited from medical outpatient clinics. Interventions included (1) assessment of clinical data; (2) home sleep testing (HST); and (3) 12-channnel, in-laboratory PSG. The authors developed models using clinical or HST data alone (single-stage models) or clinical data in tandem with HST (2-stage models) to predict s-OSAS...
April 2013: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Yajuan Su, Chenlu Zhang, Yan Wang, Ping Li
Pu-erh tea is made via a natural fermentation process. In this study, Pu-erh tea was used as a raw material for nanomaterials preparation and as an antibacterial agent. Antibacterial activities on Escherichia coli of Pu-erh tea, Pu-erh tea powder (PTP) of different sizes, and Pu-erh tea residual powder were firstly determined, respectively. With polyvinyl alcohol as the carrier, through an electrospinning technique, different kinds of nanofibrous membranes were obtained from the extract of Pu-erh tea and nano-PTP (NPTP), and their antibacterial properties and mechanism against E...
February 2012: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
R Bernardini, E Novembre, L Mugnaini, M E Rossi, A Vierucci
This study was carried out to determine the concentrations of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and tryptase in the nasal lavage fluid (NLF) of 24 children (C) with grass pollen rhinitis as well as rhinitis symptoms before and after nasal provocation tests with or without a levocabastine (anti-H1 topical antihistamine) pretreatment. All C were monosensitized to grasses only. Twelve patients (Active Group = AG) were tested with a nasal provocation test with grass pollen (NPT) carried out by the insufflation of increasingly higher doses of an allergenic extract powder, while the other 12 patients (Placebo Group = PG) underwent just a nasal provocation test with lactose (placebo) (NPTp)...
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