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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151847/pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-5-year-descriptive-study-from-the-national-trauma-center-in-qatar
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Ayman El-Menyar, Rafael Consunji, Hassan Al-Thani, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Gaby Jabbour, Khalid A Alyafei
Background: The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) have not been adequately documented from the rapidly developing countries in the Arab Middle East. We aimed to describe the hospital-based epidemiologic characteristics, injury mechanisms, clinical presentation, and outcomes of pTBI and analyze key characteristics and determinant of pTBI that could help to make recommendations for policies to improve their care. Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study in a level 1 trauma center (2010-2014) for all pTBI patients...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148626/effects-of-detraining-on-breathing-pattern-and-ventilatory-efficiency-in-young-soccer-players
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José R Alvero Cruz, Mauro Ronconi, Jerónimo Garcia Romero, José Naranjo Orellana
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of detraining on breathing pattern. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a sixweek detraining period on breathing patterns and ventilatory efficiency. METHODS: Fourteen young soccer players were evaluated at the end of a competitive season and after a sixweek detraining period. Assessment of respiratory efficiency was based on VE/VCO2 slope changes below 70% of exercise intensity. All participants underwent twice an incremental graded exercise test up to exhaustion...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141858/interleukin-1-blockade-in-recently-decompensated-systolic-heart-failure-results-from-redhart-recently-decompensated-heart-failure-anakinra-response-trial
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Benjamin W Van Tassell, Justin Canada, Salvatore Carbone, Cory Trankle, Leo Buckley, Claudia Oddi Erdle, Nayef A Abouzaki, Dave Dixon, Dinesh Kadariya, Sanah Christopher, Aaron Schatz, Jessica Regan, Michele Viscusi, Marco Del Buono, Ryan Melchior, Pranav Mankad, Juan Lu, Robin Sculthorpe, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Edward Lesnefsky, Ross Arena, Antonio Abbate
BACKGROUND: An enhanced inflammatory response predicts worse outcomes in heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that administration of IL-1 (interleukin-1) receptor antagonist (anakinra) could inhibit the inflammatory response and improve peak aerobic exercise capacity in patients with recently decompensated systolic HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomly assigned 60 patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (<50%) and elevated C-reactive protein levels (>2 mg/L), within 14 days of hospital discharge, to daily subcutaneous injections with anakinra 100 mg for 2 weeks, 12 weeks, or placebo...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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/29123389/alveolar-capillary-reserve-during-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mehrdad Behnia, Courtney M Wheatley, Alberto Avolio, Bruce D Johnson
Background: Factors limiting exercise in patients with COPD are complex. With evidence for accelerated pulmonary vascular aging, destruction of alveolar-capillary bed, and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, the ability to functionally expand surface area during exercise may become a primary limitation. Purpose: To quantify measures of alveolar-capillary recruitment during exercise and the relationship to exercise capacity in a cohort of COPD patients. Methods: Thirty-two subjects gave consent (53% male, with mean ± standard deviation age 66±9 years, smoking 35±29 pack-years, and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification of 0-4: 2...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040646/statins-affect-skeletal-muscle-performance-evidence-for-disturbances-in-energy-metabolism
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Neeltje A E Allard, Tom J J Schirris, Rebecca J Verheggen, Frans G M Russel, Richard J Rodenburg, Jan A M Smeitink, Paul D Thompson, Maria T E Hopman, Silvie Timmers
Context: Statin myopathy is linked to disturbances in mitochondrial function and exercise intolerance. Objectives: To determine whether differences exist in exercise performance, muscle function and mitochondrial oxidative capacity and content between symptomatic and asymptomatic statin users, and non-statin using controls. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Physiology of the Radboud University Medical Center...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038746/influence-of-exercise-duration-on-cardiorespiratory-responses-energy-cost-and-tissue-oxygenation-within-a-6-hour-treadmill-run
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Hugo A Kerhervé, Scott McLean, Karen Birkenhead, David Parr, Colin Solomon
PURPOSE: The physiological mechanisms for alterations in oxygen utilization ([Formula: see text]) and the energy cost of running (Cr ) during prolonged running are not completely understood, and could be linked with alterations in muscle and cerebral tissue oxygenation. METHODS: Eight trained ultramarathon runners (three women; mean ± SD; age 37 ± 7 yr; maximum [Formula: see text] 60 ± 15 mL min(-1) kg(-1)) completed a 6 hr treadmill run (6TR), which consisted of four modules, including periods of moderate (3 min at 10 km h(-1), 10-CR) and heavy exercise intensities (6 min at 70% of maximum [Formula: see text], HILL), separated by three, 100 min periods of self-paced running (SP)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031455/does-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-modify-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-heart-failure-patients
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Ana Abreu, Mário Oliveira, Pedro Silva Cunha, Helena Santa Clara, Guilherme Portugal, Inês Gonçalves Rodrigues, Vanessa Santos, Luís Morais, Mafalda Selas, Rui Soares, Luísa Branco, Rui Ferreira, Miguel Mota Carmo
INTRODUCTION: The benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) documented in heart failure (HF) may be influenced by atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to compare CRT response in patients in AF and in sinus rhythm (SR). METHODS: We prospectively studied 101 HF patients treated by CRT. Rates of clinical, echocardiographic and functional response, baseline NYHA class and variation, left ventricular ejection fraction, volumes and mass, atrial volumes, cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) duration (CPET dur), peak oxygen consumption (VO2max) and ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 slope) were compared between AF and SR patients, before and at three and six months after implantation of a CRT device...
October 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875324/-extreme-obesity-particular-aspect-of-invasive-and-noninvasive-ventilation
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M Deppe, P Lebiedz
The obesity rate is increasing worldwide and the percentage of obese patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is rising concomitantly. Ventilatory support strategies in obese patients must take into account the altered pathophysiological conditions. Unfortunately, prospective randomized multicenter trials on this subject are lacking. Therefore, current strategies are based on the individual experiences of ICU physicians and single-center studies. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is an efficient treatment option and should be provided as early as possible is an effort to avoid intubation...
September 5, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867128/severely-impaired-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-patients-with-recently-decompensated-systolic-heart-failure
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Justin McNair Canada, Cory Ross Trankle, Leo Francis Buckley, Salvatore Carbone, Nayef Antar Abouzaki, Dinesh Kadariya, Keyur Shah, Richard Cooke, Michael Christopher Kontos, Jaideep Patel, Pranav Mankad, Aaron Schatz, Amit Bhatnagar, Ross Arena, Benjamin Wallace Van Tassell, Antonio Abbate
Hospital admission for decompensated heart failure marks a critical inflection point in a patient's health. Despite the improvement in signs or symptoms during hospitalization, patients have a high likelihood of readmission, reflecting a lack of resolution of the underlying condition. Surprisingly, no studies have characterized the cardiorespiratory fitness of such patients. Fifty-two patients (38 [73%] male, age 57 [52 to 65] years, left ventricular ejection fraction 31% [24 to 38]) underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing 4 (1 to 10) days after hospital discharge, when stable and without overt signs of volume overload...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862962/inspiratory-muscle-training-is-associated-with-improved-inspiratory-muscle-strength-resting-cardiac-output-and-the-ventilatory-efficiency-of-exercise-in-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Karina Laohachai, David Winlaw, Hiran Selvadurai, Ganesh Kumar Gnanappa, Yves d'Udekem, David Celermajer, Julian Ayer
BACKGROUND: Patients with a Fontan circulation have reduced exercise capacity and respiratory muscle strength. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) improves exercise capacity and quality of life in adults with heart failure. We assessed whether 6 weeks of a home-based program of IMT improves inspiratory muscle strength and the ventilatory efficiency of exercise in adolescent patients with a Fontan circulation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-three adolescent participants (aged 16±2 years) with a Fontan circulation underwent 6 weeks of IMT for 30 minutes daily...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857391/estimated-peak-functional-capacity-an-accurate-method-for-assessing-change-in-peak-oxygen-consumption-after-cardiac-rehabilitation
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S Nichols, D O Gleadall-Siddall, R Antony, A L Clark, J G F Cleland, S Carroll, L Ingle
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is the 'gold standard' method of determining VO2peak . When CPET is unavailable, VO2peak may be estimated from treadmill or cycle ergometer workloads and expressed as estimated metabolic equivalents (METs). Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes use estimated VO2peak (METs) to report changes in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). However, the accuracy of determining changes in VO2peak based on estimated functional capacity is not known. METHODS: A total of 27 patients with coronary heart disease (88·9% male; age 59·5 ± 10·0 years, body mass index 29·6 ± 3·8 kg m(-2) ) performed maximal CPET before and after an exercise-based CR intervention...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840941/acute-fall-and-long-term-rise-in-oxygen-saturation-in-response-to-meditation
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Nicolò F Bernardi, Marco Bordino, Lucio Bianchi, Luciano Bernardi
The effects of meditation on arterial and tissue oxygenation are unknown and difficult to assess because respiration is often altered, directly or indirectly, during meditation practice. Thus, changes in respiration may affect cardiovascular responses independently from meditation. In this study, we aim to isolate the specific effect of meditation on arterial and tissue oxygenation and other cardiorespiratory indexes while systematically controlling for the role of respiration. Furthermore, we aim to clarify to what extent prior expertise in meditation practice is needed to observe reliable changes...
August 25, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838335/comparative-determination-of-ventilatory-efficiency-from-constant-load-and-incremental-exercise-testing
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S Algul, F A Ugur, A Ayar, O Ozcelik
The analysis of the relationships between minute ventilation (VE) to CO2 output (VCO2), referred to as ventilatory efficiency, in response to incremental exercise testing, is considered a useful index for assessing the presence and severity of cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases. The effects of constant load exercise testing performed at work intensity associated with anaerobic threshold (AT) and respiratory compensation points (RCP), on the accurate measurements of ventilatory efficiency are not well known...
August 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808334/cardiorespiratory-optimization-during-improvised-singing-and-toning
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N F Bernardi, S Snow, I Peretz, H D Orozco Perez, N Sabet-Kassouf, A Lehmann
We evaluated the effect of different forms of singing on cardiorespiratory physiology, and we aimed at disentangling the role of breathing from that of vocal production. Cardiorespiratory recordings were obtained from 20 healthy adults at rest and during: a) singing of familiar slow songs as in the standard form of Western culture; b) improvised vocalization of free vowel sounds, known as toning. To disentangle the role of breathing from that of vocal production, we compared the vocal conditions with matched breathing-only conditions...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805258/impact-of-beta-blockers-on-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease
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M P Wallen, A Hall, K A Dias, J S Ramos, S E Keating, A J Woodward, T L Skinner, G A Macdonald, R Arena, J S Coombes
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced liver disease may develop portal hypertension that can result in variceal haemorrhage. Beta-blockers reduce portal pressure and minimise haemorrhage risk. These medications may attenuate measures of cardiopulmonary performance, such as the ventilatory threshold and peak oxygen uptake measured via cardiopulmonary exercise testing. AIM: To determine the effect of beta-blockers on cardiopulmonary exercise testing variables in patients with advanced liver disease...
August 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770545/how-to-reduce-cisatracurium-consumption-in-ards-patients-the-tof-ards-study
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Sami Hraiech, Jean-Marie Forel, Christophe Guervilly, Romain Rambaud, Samuel Lehingue, Mélanie Adda, Pierre Sylla, Sabine Valera, Julien Carvelli, Marc Gainnier, Laurent Papazian, Jérémy Bourenne
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) have been shown to improve the outcome of the most severely hypoxemic, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However, the recommended dosage as well as the necessity of monitoring the neuromuscular block is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the efficiency of a nurse-directed protocol of NMBA administration based on a train-of-four (TOF) assessment to ensure a profound neuromuscular block and decrease cisatracurium consumption compared to an elevated and constant dose regimen...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751866/ventilatory-efficiency-in-children-and-adolescents-born-extremely-preterm
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Julie Hestnes, Hedda Hoel, Ole J Risa, Hanna O Romstøl, Ola Røksund, Bente Frisk, Einar Thorsen, Thomas Halvorsen, Hege H Clemm
Purpose: Children and adolescents born extremely preterm (EP) have lower dynamic lung volumes and gas transfer capacity than subjects born at term. Most studies also report lower aerobic capacity. We hypothesized that ventilatory efficiency was poorer and that breathing patterns differed in EP-born compared to term-born individuals. Methods: Two area-based cohorts of participants born with gestational age ≤28 weeks or birth weight ≤1000 g in 1982-85 (n = 46) and 1991-92 (n = 35) were compared with individually matched controls born at term...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743318/benefits-of-manometer-in-non-invasive-ventilatory-support
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Rodrigo Silva Lacerda, Fernando Cesar Anastácio de Lima, Leonardo Pereira Bastos, Anderson Fardin Vinco, Felipe Britto Azevedo Schneider, Yves Luduvico Coelho, Heitor Gomes Costa Fernandes, João Marcus Ramos Bacalhau, Igor Matheus Simonelli Bermudes, Claudinei Ferreira da Silva, Luiza Paterlini da Silva, Rogério Pezato
Introduction Effective ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in cardiac arrest. Hyperventilation during CPR reduces the efficiency of compressions and coronary perfusion. Problem How could ventilation in CPR be optimized? The objective of this study was to evaluate non-invasive ventilator support using different devices. METHODS: The study compares the regularity and intensity of non-invasive ventilation during simulated, conventional CPR and ventilatory support using three distinct ventilation devices: a standard manual resuscitator, with and without airway pressure manometer, and an automatic transport ventilator...
July 26, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741716/influence-of-lateral-position-and-pneumoperitoneum-on-oropharyngeal-leak-pressure-with-two-types-of-laryngeal-mask-airways
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S Lan, Y Zhou, J T Li, Z Z Zhao, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: An important parameter to monitor adequate ventilation for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is its oropharyngeal leak pressure (OLP). This study was designed to evaluate and compare the effect of lateral position and pneumoperitoneum on the OLP and ventilation efficiency between LMA™ Proseal (PLMA) and LMA™ Supreme (SLMA). METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive either the PLMA or the SMLA. The OLP was assessed in both the supine position and the lateral position with or without pneumoperitoneum...
October 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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