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Intrathoracic pressure

Toby N Weingarten, Tasha L Welch, Tamara L Moore, Gulshat F Walters, Joni L Whipple, Alexandre Cavalcante, Irina Bancos, William F Young, Lucinda M Gruber, Muhammad Z Shah, Travis J McKenzie, Darrell R Schroeder, Juraj Sprung
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, despite pharmacologic adrenergic receptor blockade, higher preoperative levels of catecholamines and metanephrines (adrenergic activity) are associated with increased intraoperative complications. METHODS: Records of patients undergoing paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma (PGL-PCC) resection from January 1, 2000, through June 31, 2015, were reviewed for preoperative levels of adrenergic activity, intraoperative variability in blood pressure and heart rate (range), and postoperative outcomes (hypotension requiring treatment)...
October 18, 2016: Urology
Zsolt Sziklavari, Michael Ried, Florian Zeman, Christian Grosser, Tamas Szöke, Reiner Neu, Rudolf Schemm, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study analyzed the effectiveness of intrathoracic negative pressure therapy for debilitated patients with empyema and compared the short-term and long-term outcomes of three different intrapleural vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) techniques. METHODS: We investigated 43 consecutive (pre)septic patients with poor general condition (Karnofsky index ≤ 50 %) and multimorbidity (≥ 3 organ diseases) or immunosuppression, who had been treated for primary, postoperative, or recurrent pleural empyema with VAC in combination with open window thoracostomy (OWT-VAC) with minimally invasive technique (Mini-VAC), and instillation (Mini-VAC-Instill)...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan Harper, Neil Derek Eves
COPD is associated with dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH), increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and large increases in negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP). The individual and interactive effect of these stressors on left ventricular (LV) filling, emptying and geometry, and the role of direct ventricular interaction (DVI) in mediating these interactions have not been fully elucidated. Twenty healthy subjects were exposed to the following stressors alone and in combination: 1) inspiratory resistive loading of -20 cmH2O (nITP), 2) expiratory resistive loading to cause dynamic hyperinflation (DH), and 3) normobaric-hypoxia to increase PVR (hPVR)...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Jitin Narula, Usha Kiran, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Minati Choudhury, Palleti Rajashekar, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhary
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of autologous blood harvest (ABH)-induced volume shifts using electrical cardiometry (EC) in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to left heart disease. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 50 patients scheduled to undergo heart valve replacement. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were divided randomly into 2 experimental groups that were distinguished by whether ABH was performed...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Anna M May, David R Van Wagoner, Reena Mehra
A surge of data has reproducibly identified strong associations of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with cardiac arrhythmias. As an extension of epidemiologic and clinic-based findings, experimental investigations have made strides in advancing our understanding of the putative OSA and cardiac arrhythmogenesis mechanistic underpinnings. While most studies have focused on the links between OSA and atrial fibrillation (AF), relationships with ventricular arrhythmias have also been characterized. Key findings implicate OSA-related autonomic nervous system fluctuations typified by enhanced parasympathetic activation during and sympathetic surges subsequent to respiratory events which contribute to augmented arrhythmic propensity...
September 29, 2016: Chest
Kuang-Cheng Chan, Chun-Yu Wu, Ming-Hui Hung, Po-Huang Lee, Ya-Jung Cheng
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Postoperative acute lung injury (ALI) after liver transplantation is clinically relevant and common. The perioperative thoracic fluid indices changes as well as the association with ALI in liver transplantation have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: A total of 52 consecutive adult recipients for elective living donor liver transplantation were enrolled. Each recipient received the same perioperative care plan. Thoracic fluid indices, including the cardiac index, intrathoracic blood volume index (ITBVI), extravascular lung water index (EVLWI), and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI), were obtained at seven time points (pretransplantation, anhepatic phase, 30 minutes after reperfusion, 2 hours after reperfusion, and postoperative days 1-3) using the pulse contour cardiac output system...
September 22, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Janos Varga, Richard Casaburi, Shuyi Ma, Ariel Hecht, David Hsia, Attila Somfay, Janos Porszasz
Active expiration during exercise can increase intrathoracic pressure yielding concavity in the expiratory flow-volume loop in COPD. We investigated the relationship between this concavity and dynamic hyperinflation (DH). 17 COPD patients (FEV1: 38±10%pred, GOLD stage 3-4) and 12 healthy subjects performed cycle ergometer incremental exercise. Expiratory limb of the spontaneous flow-volume loop was analyzed breath-by-breath using a geometric approach (rectangular area ratio (RAR), Respir. Med., 104(3):389-96, 2010)...
August 26, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Robert A Fearnley, Sheela Badiger, Richard J Oakley, Imran Ahmad
The safety of high pressure source ventilation (jet ventilation) is dependent upon upper airway patency to facilitate adequate passive expiration and prevent increasing intrathoracic pressure and its associated deleterious sequelae. Distortions in airway anatomy may make passive expiration inadequate or impossible in some patients. We report the elective use of the Ventrain device to provide ventilation in a clinical setting of upper airway obstruction in a patient with post radiation fibrosis that had previously prevented passive expiration during attempted high pressure source ventilation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Manuel F Struck, Theresa Jünemann, Konrad Reinhart, Wolfram Schummer
Considerable numbers of patients undergo central venous catheterization (CVC) under mechanical ventilation. We hypothesized that the return of spontaneous breathing and tracheal extubation could be associated with distal CVC tip migration towards intracardiac positions due to decreasing intrathoracic pressures and subsequent readjustment of mediastinal organs. Patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were randomized for right or left internal jugular vein (IJV) CVC placement under general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Yuki Yoshimatsu, Kazushi Yamairi, Kazutaka Nakasone, Michiru Sasaki, Saori Terai, Naoki Nakamura, Naomi Maruyama, Yae Yoshida, Munetake Takata, Natsuko Iwae, Kenichiro Otani, Takao Kamimori, Hiroshi Fujiwara
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe a case series of three simultaneous cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) with epidural pneumatosis during vocal training. METHODS: A report of three cases with chart review was performed. Literature review was carried out using PubMed. RESULTS: This was an extremely rare case series where at least three of the 20 participants of a vocal training in a self-development seminar developed SPM, epidural pneumatosis, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema...
July 13, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Masahito Aimi, Hironobu Mikami, Daisuke Izumi, Eiko Okimoto, Yasumasa Tada, Tsuyoshi Mishiro, Norihisa Ishimura, Shunji Ishihara, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Esophageal intramural pseudo-diverticulosis (EIPD) is a rare disease characterized by multiple small flask-shaped pouches in the esophageal wall, with the predominant symptom of chronic progressive or intermittent dysphagia. However, its etiology and pathogenesis remain unknown. We present a case of EIPD evaluated with high-resolution manometry in a 75-year-old man with food impaction after eating beef, who came to our emergency department. The patient experienced similar episodes three times previously, though the cause was unknown...
October 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Maureen A Griffin, Jessie S Sutton, Geraldine B Hunt, Bruno H Pypendop, Philipp D Mayhew
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of low-pressure carbon dioxide insufflation during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for resection of a noninvasive thymoma in a cat with secondary myasthenia gravis. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report. ANIMAL: Client-owned cat. METHODS: An 11-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat was examined for generalized weakness, voice change, hypersalivation, hyporexia, vomiting, coughing, and gagging...
July 11, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Christopher J Lehmann, Ameet S Daftary, Evans M Machogu
Pulmonary herniation is an extension of the lung and pleura beyond their native positions in the thoracic cavity. Pulmonary hernias have been described through the diaphragm, intercostal spaces, and into the cervical space.1 A hernia involving the cervical space has also been described as apical in the literature. All pulmonary hernias described have been associated with either congenital anomalies and/ or elevated intrathoracic pressure, such as trauma or Valsalva-type maneuvers.2 Most hernias are dynamic and are present only when intrathoracic pressure is elevated...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sahar M Siddik-Sayyid, Waseem AlFahel, Mohamad F El-Khatib
Negative pressure pulmonary edema is a potentially life-threatening condition that may occur when a large negative intrathoracic pressure is generated against a 'physically' obstructed upper airway during emergence from anesthesia. We report a 35 year old male patient who is morbidly obese and undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass who developed negative pressure pulmonary edema without any evidence of a 'physical' upper airway obstruction. In our patient, the negative pressure pulmonary edema occurred after complete reversal of neuromuscular blockade and during manual positive pressure ventilation with the endotracheal tube still in place and in the presence of an oral airway...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Glen T Granati, Getu Teressa
BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale (PFO) are common, normally resulting in a left-to-right shunt or no net shunting. Pulmonary embolism (PE) can cause sustained increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and right atrial pressure. Increasing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves oxygenation at the expense of increasing intrathoracic pressures (ITP). Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) decreases shunt fraction, improves ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) matching, increases cardiac output, and decreases right atrial pressure by facilitating low airway pressure...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Oğuz Karaca, Günhan Demir, Arda Özyüksel, Atıf Akçevin
Cardiac valve injury, a condition that can follow blunt thoracic trauma, has a wide range of clinical presentations, depending on the structures involved. Post-traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is relatively rare, caused by increase in intrathoracic pressure when the tricuspid valve leaflets close, leading to rupture of the chordae tendineae. A case of severe tricuspid regurgitation due to chordal rupture presenting with atrial flutter following a motorbike accident is described in the present report.
June 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Dimitrios Baltzis, Jessie P Bakker, Sanjay R Patel, Aristidis Veves
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects a large proportion of adults, and is as an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease. The repetitive airway obstruction that characterizes OSA results in intermittent hypoxia, intrathoracic pressure swings, and sleep fragmentation, which in turn lead to sympathetic activation, oxidative stress, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. This review outlines the associations between OSA and vascular diseases and describes basic mechanisms that may be responsible for this association, in both the micro- and macrocirculation...
2016: Comprehensive Physiology
Chun-Shan Wu, Chung-Ming Chen, Hsiu-Chu Chou
Pulmonary hypoplasia is a substantial cause of death in newborn infants, and oligohydramnios is one of the most commonly associated abnormalities. Lung growth is influenced by physical factors such as the intrauterine space, lung liquid volume and pressure, and fetal breathing movements. During lung development, the main physical force experienced by the lungs is stretching induced by breathing movements and the lung fluid in the airspaces. Oligohydramnios reduces the intrathoracic cavity size, thus disrupting fetal lung growth and leading to pulmonary hypoplasia...
May 29, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
A Brodsky, Y Dotan, M Samri, A R Schwartz, A Oliven
Respiratory stimulation (RS) during sleep often fails to discontinue flow limitation, whereas electrical stimulation (ES) of the hypoglossus (HG) nerve frequently prevents obstruction. The present work compares the effects of RS and HG-ES on pharyngeal mechanics and the relative contribution of tongue muscles and thoracic forces to pharyngeal patency. We determined the pressure-area relationship of the collapsible segment of the pharynx in anesthetized pigs under the following three conditions: baseline (BL), RS induced by partial obstruction of the tracheostomy tube, and HG-ES...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
George Bazoukis, Konstantinos Tsimos, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos
Episodic (transient/ intermittent) left bundle branch block (LBBB) has been associated with different conditions such as bradycardia, tachycardia, anesthesia, acute pulmonary embolism, changes in intrathoracic pressure, chest trauma, cardiac interventional procedures, mad honey poisoning, and in other clinical settings. Of note, exclusion of an acute coronary syndrome in the setting of episodic LBBB is of great importance. Moreover, episodic LBBB is sometimes symptomatic and may be associated with left ventricular systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction or conduction disturbances leading to syncope...
March 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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