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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142373/a-pilot-study-of-nebulized-heparin-for-prevention-of-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-comparative-effects-with-an-inhaled-corticosteroid
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Farzin Ghiasi, Mohsen Sadeghian, Mohammad Emami, Babak Ali Kiaie, Sarah Mousavi
Background: Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is a side effect of mechanical ventilation. Lung inflammation and pulmonary activation of coagulation are induced by mechanical stress. Clinical and preclinical studies show that heparin possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, we assessed the effects of nebulized heparin in VILI. Methods: Sixty critically ill adult patients who require mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h were included in this prospective, nonrandomized controlled study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140072/novel-aerosol-phase-extraction-method-for-the-determination-of-ca-k-mg-and-na-in-biodiesel-through-inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic-emission-spectrometry
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Raquel Sanchez, Salvador Maestre, Maria Soledad Prats Moya, José Luis Todoli
A novel extraction method was developed, optimized and validated for the elemental analysis of organic samples. The method, called aerosol phase extraction (APE), was based on the nebulization of the extracting aqueous solution (0.1 mol L-1 nitric acid) on the sample. The extraction was performed at the interface of each generated extractant droplets as they entered in contact with the samples. Afterwards, the phases were allowed to separate and Ca, K, Na and Mg were determined in aqueous phase by means of inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132498/perspectives-from-practice-complexities-of-personal-care-workers
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Julie-Anne Martyn, Sally Zanella, Adele Wilkinson
Personal care workers (PCWs) make up the bulk of the workforce in residential and community care services. The knowledge and skill set needed for safe and effective practice in care settings is extensive. A diverse range of registered training organisations (RTOs) offering Certificate III and IV in Individual Support (aging, home and community) are tasked with producing job-ready PCWs. However, the curricula of these programs vary. Additionally, a national code of conduct for healthcare workers became effective in October 2015 as a governance framework for PCWs...
November 14, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127842/budesonide-facilitates-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-difficult-to-wean-very-severe-copd-patients-association-with-inflammatory-mediators-and-cells
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Esmaeil Mortaz, Hamidreza Jamaati, Leila Bagheri, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Johan Garssen, Masoud Movassaghi, Peter J Barnes, Nicholas S Hill, Ian M Adcock
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilatory support is life-saving therapy for patients with respiratory failure in intensive care units (ICU) but is linked to ventilator-associated pneumonia and other nosocomial infections. Interventions that improve the efficiency of weaning from mechanical ventilation may improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether inhaled budesonide decreases time-to-weaning in COPD stage 4 difficult-to-wean patients and reduces the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in ICU patients...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125918/in-vitro-characterization-of-the-eflow-closed-system-nebulizer-with-glycopyrrolate-inhalation-solution
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Stephen Pham, Gary T Ferguson, Edward Kerwin, Thomas Goodin, Alistair Wheeler, Andrea Bauer
BACKGROUND: Glycopyrrolate administered by a novel, investigational eFlow(®) Closed System (CS) nebulizer (eFlow CS) is being evaluated for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The eFlow CS is a hand-held, vibrating membrane nebulizer optimized to deliver 1 mL of glycopyrrolate solution into the lung in <3 minutes. Clinical studies have shown improvements in lung function of subjects treated with nebulized glycopyrrolate. METHODS: The aerosol performance of the eFlow CS nebulizer was characterized by delivered dose, aerodynamic droplet size distribution and nebulization time...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123862/management-of-maternal-anaphylaxis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Yasunobu Tsuzuki, Mitsuo Narita, Masayuki Nawa, Urara Nakagawa, Toshiaki Wakai
Case: A 26-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) at 25 weeks' gestation was brought to the emergency department because of anaphylactic symptoms. She reported eating Japanese soba and developed symptoms of dyspnea, generalized itchy rash, abdominal pain, and severe uterine contractions within 15-30 min of eating. She was immediately treated by normal saline infusion, two injections of epinephrine (intramuscularly), and a nebulized short-acting β2-receptor agonist, followed by H1-antihistamine and methylprednisolone...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122414/the-effect-of-hydration-on-voice-quality-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maxine Alves, Esedra Krüger, Bhavani Pillay, Kristiane van Lierde, Jeannie van der Linde
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to critically appraise scientific, peer-reviewed articles, published in the past 10 years on the effects of hydration on voice quality in adults. STUDY DESIGN: This is a systematic review. METHODS: Five databases were searched using the key words "vocal fold hydration", "voice quality", "vocal fold dehydration", and "hygienic voice therapy". The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116676/salvage-therapy-with-topical-posaconazole-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-invasive-scedosporium-infection
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Amparo Solé, Ana A García-Robles, Carlos Jordá, Enrique Cases Viedma, Nuria Mancheño, José Luis Poveda-Andrés, Juan Pablo Reig Mezquida, Javier Pemán
Scedosporium is an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) and post-transplant, but it rarely causes invasive infection. Treatment remains challenging, particularly due to the inherent resistance to multiple antifungal agents. We present three complicated invasive tracheobronchial and lung Scedosporium apiospermum infections following lung transplant. In two of three cases, the infection was clinically and radiologically cured with frequent cleansing bronchoscopies, combining triazole with terbinafine therapy and nebulized posaconazole...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114011/albuterol-delivery-efficiency-in-a-pediatric-model-of-noninvasive-ventilation-with-double-limb-circuit
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Jeanne Velasco, Ariel Berlinski
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is used to treat respiratory failure in patients with concomitant need for aerosol delivery. Limited pediatric data are available on aerosol delivery efficiency, and none at all regarding aerosol delivery efficiency with a double-limb circuit. We compared the effect of position in the double-limb ventilator circuit, types of nebulizer, and ventilator settings on aerosol delivery efficiency in a pediatric model of NIV. We hypothesized that placing a vibrating mesh nebulizer at the ventilator and using the highest inspiratory pressures would increase aerosol delivery efficiency...
November 7, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107308/dyspnea
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REVIEW
Margaret L Campbell
Dyspnea is a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that can only be known through a patient's report. Numeric rating or visual analog scales allow assessment of intensity when the patient can self-report. The Respiratory Distress Observation Scale is a valid, reliable tool for estimating distress when self-report cannot be elicited. Treating dyspnea begins with managing the underlying condition. Other dyspnea-specific evidence-based interventions include morphine and fentanyl, upright positioning, oxygen, invasive and noninvasive ventilation, and balancing rest with activity...
December 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098998/the-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-on-inhaled-antibiotics
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Atqah AbdulWahab, Khalid Zahraldin, Mazen A Sid Ahmed, Sulieman Abu Jarir, Mohammed Muneer, Shehab F Mohamed, Jemal M Hamid, Abubaker A I Hassan, Emad Bashir Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA) is an important and growing issue in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe the frequency of MDR-PA recovered from the lower respiratory samples of pediatric and adult CF patients, and its antibiotic resistance pattern to commonly used antimicrobial agents including β-lactams, aminoglycosides, and fluoroquinolones...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098280/a-method-to-administer-agents-to-the-larynx-in-an-awake-large-animal
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Abigail Durkes, M Preeti Sivasankar
Purpose: This research note describes an adapted experimental methodology to administer an exogenous agent to the larynx and upper airway of awake animals. The exogenous agent could be a perturbation. In the current study, the agent was isotonic saline. Isotonic saline was selected because it is safe, of similar composition to extracellular fluid, and used in voice studies. The described approach allowed large animals such as pigs to be comfortably restrained without chemical sedation or anesthesia for extended periods while receiving the agent...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096627/a-28-day-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study-of-nebulized-revefenacin-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Krishna K Pudi, Chris N Barnes, Edmund J Moran, Brett Haumann, Edward Kerwin
BACKGROUND: Revefenacin is a once-daily long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) in clinical development for the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a dose-ranging study, nebulized once-daily revefenacin had a long duration of action in patients after 7 days' administration of doses up to 700 μg. In this multiple-dose study, the bronchodilation efficacy and adverse events profile were characterized in patients administered nebulized revefenacin once daily for 28 days...
November 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095656/fabrication-of-eudragit-polymeric-nanoparticles-using-ultrasonic-nebulization-method-for-enhanced-oral-absorption-of-megestrol-acetate
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Seo Young Dai, Su-Eon Jin, Daehyun Kim, Don Haeng Lee, Su-Geun Yang
Megestrol acetate (MGA) is used as a progestagen to treat advanced cancers in the breast or uterus and anorexia-cachexia syndrome in cancer patients. Due to its low solubility (BCS class II), MGA bioavailability needs to be enhanced for efficacy and safety. We developed MGA-encapsulated Eudragit(®) L100 (EUD) nanoparticles (MGA-EUD (1:1) and MGA-EUD (2:1)) using an ultrasonic nebulization method. MGA-EUD (1:1) and MGA-EUD (2:1) consisted of MGA and EUD at the mass ratios of 1:1 and 2:1. Their physicochemical properties, i...
November 2, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094511/a-comparison-of-nanoparticullate-cpg-immunotherapy-with-and-without-allergens-in-spontaneously-equine-asthma-affected-horses-an-animal-model
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John Klier, Sabine Geis, Jeanette Steuer, Katharina Geh, Sven Reese, Sebastian Fuchs, Ralf S Mueller, Gerhard Winter, Heidrun Gehlen
INTRODUCTION: New therapeutic strategies to modulate the immune response of human and equine allergic asthma are still under extensive investigation. Immunomodulating agents stimulating T-regulatory cells offer new treatment options beyond conventional symptomatic treatment or specific immunotherapy for human and equine allergic airway diseases, with the goal of a homoeostatic T-helper cell balance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nebulized gelatin nanoparticle-CpG formulation (CpG-GNP) with and without specific allergens for the treatment of spontaneous allergic equine asthma as a model for human asthma...
November 1, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091859/vitexin-inhibits-inflammation-in-murine-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
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Cláudio Luís Venturini, Antonio Macho, Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Danielle Ayr Tavares de Almeida, Suellen Iara Guirra Rosa, Eduarda Pavan, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
Vitexin is an important component of various medicinal plants frequently used to treat asthma, such as Crataegus spp., Vitex spp., Passiflora spp., and Echinodorus spp. However, there is no information about the vitexin potential as anti-asthmatic. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the anti-hypersensitive activity of vitexin in a murine ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma model. Mice were sensitized to OVA by i.p. injection on days 1st and 10th, followed by a daily challenge with OVA using a nebulizer, from days 19th to 24th...
October 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080204/design-and-validation-of-in-source-atmospheric-pressure-photoionization-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-mass-spectrometry-with-continuous-feeding-of-d2o
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Thamina Acter, Seulgidaun Lee, Eunji Cho, Maeng-Joon Jung, Sunghwan Kim
In this study, continuous in-source hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) mass spectrometry (MS) with continuous feeding of D2O was developed and validated. D2O was continuously fed using a capillary line placed on the center of a metal plate positioned between the UV lamp and nebulizer. The proposed system overcomes the limitations of previously reported APPI HDX-MS approaches where deuterated solvents were premixed with sample solutions before ionization. This is particularly important for APPI because solvent composition can greatly influence ionization efficiency as well as the solubility of analytes...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080051/reducing-unnecessary-chest-x-rays-antibiotics-and-bronchodilators-through-implementation-of-the-nice-bronchiolitis-guideline
#18
Richard Breakell, Benjamin Thorndyke, Julie Clennett, Christian Harkensee
Chest X-rays (CXR), antibiotics and inhaled/nebulized therapy are overused in bronchiolitis, despite evidence-based guidelines suggesting supportive management only. This study investigates the effect of the implementation of the NICE bronchiolitis guideline in a secondary paediatric unit in England. We present a quality improvement project with a completed audit cycle (winter 2014-2015 and 2015-2016) pre- and post-implementation of the NICE bronchiolitis guideline. The educational intervention included sessions for raising awareness of appropriate and inappropriate management of bronchiolitis for both clinicians and nursing staff...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078921/acute-leukemia
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REVIEW
Hayley Rose-Inman, Damon Kuehl
Although great progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of acute leukemia, this disease has not been conquered. For emergency providers (EPs), the presentation of these patients to an emergency department presents a host of challenges. A patient may present with a new diagnosis of leukemia or with complications of the disease process or associated chemotherapy. It is incumbent on EPs to be familiar with the manifestations of leukemia in its various stages and maintain some suspicion for this diagnosis, given the nebulous and insidious manner in which leukemia can present...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077152/pathological-and-cytological-changes-of-the-nasal-mucosa-in-acute-rhinosinusitis-the-role-of-hyaluronic-acid-as-supportive-therapy
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A Ciofalo, G Zambetti, G Altissimi, M Fusconi, P Soldo, M Gelardi, G Iannella, B Pasquariello, G Magliulo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reparative role of hyaluronic acid in acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 48 patients affected by ARS were submitted to nasal endoscopy, nasal cytology, mucociliary transport evaluation (MCTt) and visual analogue scale questionnaire (VAS) at T0, after 14-18 days (T1) and after 30-35 days (T2). The patients were randomized into two groups, A and B, and received Levofloxacin and Prednisone. Moreover, using a nebulizer ampoule for nasal douche, Group A received high molecular weight Sodium Hyaluronate (3%) plus saline solution (NaCl 0...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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