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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629918/trajectories-of-emergent-central-sleep-apnea-during-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy
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Dongquan Liu, Jeff Armitstead, Adam Benjafield, Shiyun Shao, Atul Malhotra, Peter A Cistulli, Jean-Louis Pepin, Holger Woehrle
BACKGROUND: Emergence of central sleep apnea (CSA) during positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy has been observed clinically in ≈10% of OSA titration studies. This study assessed a PAP database to investigate trajectories of treatment-emergent CSA during continuous PAP (CPAP) therapy. METHODS: US telemonitoring device data were analyzed for the presence/absence of emergent CSA at baseline (Week 1) and Week 13. Defined groups were: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA; average central apnea index [CAI] <5/hour in Week 1, <5/hour in Week 13); transient CSA (CAI ≥5/hour in Week 1, <5/hour in Week 13); persistent CSA (CAI ≥5/hour in Week 1, ≥5/hour in Week 13); emergent CSA (CAI <5/hour in Week 1, ≥5/hour in Week 13)...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625480/adherence-to-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-among-minority-populations-in-the-us-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Douglas M Wallace, Natasha J Williams, Amy M Sawyer, Girardin Jean-Louis, Mark S Aloia, Dorice L Vieira, William K Wohlgemuth
Minority individuals in the United States (US) have an increased prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to their white/Caucasian counterparts. In general, adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is poor and some studies suggest that PAP use among minority individuals is inferior to that of whites. However, there has not been a review of the evidence that addresses racial-ethnic disparities for PAP adherence in the treatment of OSA, and no review has systematically examined the contributing factors to poor adherence among minority individuals compared to whites...
April 13, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621316/combination-of-p53-dc-vaccine-and-rad-p53-gene-therapy-induced-ctls-cytotoxic-against-p53-deleted-human-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#3
H Saito, K Kitagawa, T Yoneda, Y Fukui, M Fujsawa, D Bautista, T Shirakawa
Recently, the US FDA approved sipuleucel-T, which is composed of autologous DCs stimulated with a recombinant fusion protein of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), as the first immunotherapeutic agent for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, sipuleucel-T demonstrated only modest efficacy in mCPRC patients. Researchers are now investigating the potential of p53 protein as a tumor-associated antigen (TAA) loaded in DC-based cancer vaccine...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612267/auto-trilevel-versus-bilevel-positive-airway-pressure-ventilation-for-hypercapnic-overlap-syndrome-patients
#4
Mei Su, De Huai, Juan Cao, Ding Ning, Rong Xue, Meijie Xu, Mao Huang, Xilong Zhang
PURPOSE: Although bilevel positive airway pressure (Bilevel PAP) therapy is usually used for overlap syndrome (OS), there is still a portion of OS patients in whom Bilevel PAP therapy could not simultaneously eliminate residual apnea events and hypercapnia. The current study was expected to explore whether auto-trilevel positive airway pressure (auto-trilevel PAP) therapy with auto-adjusting end expiratory positive airway pressure (EEPAP) can serve as a better alternative for these patients...
June 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600174/titration-with-automatic-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
C Dias, L Sousa, L Batata, R Reis, F Teixeira, J Moita, J Moutinho Dos Santos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP) is an accepted titration method to determine the optimal positive airway pressure (PAP), for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The required duration of APAP monitoring to determine a fixed continuous positive airway pressure level still remains to be established. We aimed to evaluate the variation in PAP level, delivered by APAP devices, at different periods of treatment, to determine the APAP treatment duration required to reach an effective and stable PAP level...
June 6, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598799/clinical-outcomes-of-an-inpatient-pediatric-obesity-treatment-program-in-the-usa
#6
Sharonda J Alston Taylor, Kimberly Rennie, Cindy Jon
Background When treating recalcitrant and severe childhood obesity, pharmaceutical options are limited and few patients qualify for bariatric surgery. A prolonged inpatient program serves as an alternative treatment. The purpose of this project was to describe the development of a medically supervised inpatient weight management program and evaluate its effectiveness. Methods This is a retrospective chart review of 18 patients [4-18 years, mean body mass index (BMI) 50.2 kg/m2] admitted to an inpatient pediatric weight management program from October 2011 through December 31, 2012 to evaluate the biometric, laboratory, sleep and behavioral changes that occurred from admission to discharge from the program...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597771/first-in-child-use-of-the-oral-selective-prostacyclin-ip-receptor-agonist-selexipag-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#7
Lianne M Geerdink, Harald Bertram, Georg Hansmann
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex disease with a poor prognosis. Selexipag is a selective prostacyclin receptor agonist with vasodilatory, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, and pro-angiogenic properties. However, no clinical data on its therapeutic use in children with PAH are currently available. Here, we report the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented in World Health Organization (WHO) functional class III and right ventricular (RV) failure with recurrent syncope, dizziness, and progressive fatigue for two years...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596012/effects-of-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-markers-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#8
A Feliciano, M J Oliveira, A Cysneiros, C Martinho, R P Reis, D Penque, P Pinto, C Bárbara
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with cardiovascular/metabolic complications. Some analytical parameters (homocysteine, glycemic and lipidic profiles) are recognized markers of these consequences. Limited data is available on the association of these markers and OSAS's severity/response to positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study we analyzed polysomnographic and analytical data of male patients admitted to sleep laboratory...
June 5, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572466/longterm-outcome-of-patients-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Mara Taraborelli, Rossella Reggia, Francesca Dall'Ara, Micaela Fredi, Laura Andreoli, Maria Gerosa, Ariela Hoxha, Laura Massaro, Marta Tonello, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Patrice Cacoub, Franco Franceschini, Pier Luigi Meroni, Jean Charles Piette, Amelia Ruffatti, Guido Valesini, Eon Nigel Harris, Angela Tincani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the longterm frequency of thrombotic recurrences, obstetrical complications, organ damage, severe comorbidities, and evolution toward connective tissue disease (CTD) in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). METHODS: Medical records of patients with PAPS followed in 6 centers for ≥ 15 years were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred fifteen patients were studied: 88% women, followed between 1983 and 2014 with a mean (± SD) age at diagnosis of 33 (± 10) years...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556820/placebo-by-proxy-in-neonatal-randomized-controlled-trials-does-it-matter
#10
Tiziana L Burkart, Andrea Kraus, Brigitte Koller, Giancarlo Natalucci, Beatrice Latal, Jean-Claude Fauchère, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Christoph M Rüegger, For The Swiss Epo Neuroprotection Trial Group
Placebo effects emerging from the expectations of relatives, also known as placebo by proxy, have seldom been explored. The aim of this study was to investigate whether in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) there is a clinically relevant difference in long-term outcome between very preterm infants whose parents assume that verum (PAV) had been administered and very preterm infants whose parents assume that placebo (PAP) had been administered. The difference between the PAV and PAP infants with respect to the primary outcome-IQ at 5 years of age-was considered clinically irrelevant if the confidence interval (CI) for the mean difference resided within our pre-specified ±5-point equivalence margins...
May 30, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533992/ambulatory-heart-failure-monitoring-a-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Muhammad Rafique, Michael Illovsky
Heart failure (HF) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and has a large effect on the country's economy. Although there have been major advances in HF monitoring, including more advanced pharmacological management and device-based therapy, HF-related mortality remains high. It is important to monitor HF so that HF-related hospitalization and mortality can be prevented. Due to the lower sensitivity of clinical features and biochemical markers, as well as the failure of telemonitoring in early detection of HF, more advanced techniques have been sought to more accurately predict impending HF, in order to address timely pharmacological management and prevent heart failure hospitalization (HFH)...
April 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533903/using-paco2-values-to-grade-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-severity-a-retrospective-study
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Mario Francesco Damiani, Vito Antonio Falcone, Pierluigi Carratù, Cristina Scoditti, Elioda Bega, Silvano Dragonieri, Alfredo Scoditti, Onofrio Resta
BACKGROUND: To date, an important aspect that has still not been clarified is the assessment of OHS severity. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether grading OHS severity according to PaCO2 values may be useful in order to provide a more definite characterization and targeted management of patients. In this regard, baseline anthropometric and sleep polygraphic characteristics, treatment options, and follow up outcomes, were compared between OHS patients with different degree of severity (as assessed according to PaCO2 values)...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514278/impact-of-screening-and-art-on-anal-cancer-incidence-in-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-mathematical-modeling-study
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Nello Blaser, Barbara Bertisch, Roger D Kouyos, Alexandra Calmy, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Cavassini, Janne Estill, Olivia Keiser, Matthias Egger
BACKGROUND: The incidence of anal cancer is high in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). We modeled the impact of screening strategies and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) coverage on anal cancer incidence in Switzerland. METHODS: Individual-based, dynamic simulation model parameterized with Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS) and literature data. We assumed all men to be HPV infected. CD4 cell count trajectories were the main predictors of anal cancer...
May 16, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498266/use-of-positive-airway-pressure-following-middle-ear-surgery-a-practice-survey-of-otologists
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Douglas S Ruhl, Anthony M Tolisano, Bradley W Kesser, George T Hashisaki, Macario Camacho
BACKGROUND: Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used as treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PAP may increase middle ear pressure which is of interest to otologic surgeons. There is a lack of data to guide management of PAP therapy after middle ear surgery. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate how otologic surgeons manage PAP in their patients after ear surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A survey e-mailed to practicing members of the American Neurotology Society...
July 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489417/a-semiquantitative-ct-grading-system-for-evaluating-therapeutic-response-in-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
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Sayoko Tokura, Masanori Akira, Tomohisa Okuma, Ryushi Tazawa, Toru Arai, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Akiko Matsumuro, Masaki Hirose, Toshinori Takada, Koh Nakata, Haruyuki Ishii, Yasunori Kasahara, Masayuki Hojo, Shinya Ohkouchi, Yoshiko Tsuchihashi, Masanori Yokoba, Ryosuke Eda, Hideaki Nakayama, Takahito Nei, Konosuke Morimoto, Yasuyuki Nasuhara, Masahito Ebina, Toshio Ichiwata, Koichiro Tatsumi, Etsuro Yamaguchi, Yoshikazu Inoue
RATIONALE: A useful semi-quantitative method of using CT images to evaluate therapeutic response in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) has not been established, although the extent score or grading score of ground-glass opacities has been used. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to establish a semi-quantitative method for evaluating therapeutic response in PAP. METHODS: CT scans obtained within one month before and after the therapy from 32 patients with PAP who participated in a multicenter phase 2 trial of GM-CSF inhalation therapy were evaluated by two chest radiologists independently...
May 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487788/giant-condyloma-acuminatum-of-vulva-in-an-hiv-infected-woman
#16
Athanase Lilungulu, Bonaventura C T Mpondo, Abdallah Mlwati, Dismas Matovelo, Albert Kihunrwa, Balthazar Gumodoka
First described in 1925, giant condyloma acuminatum also known as Buschke-Löwenstein tumor (BLT) is a benign, slow-growing, locally destructive cauliflower-like lesion usually in the genital region. The disease is usually locally aggressive and destructive with a potential for malignant transformation. The causative organism is human papilloma virus. The most common risk factor is immunosuppression with HIV; however, any other cause of immunodeficiency can be a predisposing factor. We present a case of 33-year-old female patient, a known HIV patient on antiretroviral therapy for ten months...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476457/recognition-and-treatment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-obese-hospitalized-patients-may-improve-survival-the-hosmed-database
#17
Sunil Sharma, Umer Mukhtar, Colleen Kelly, Paul Mather, Stuart F Quan
PURPOSE: Sleep disordered breathing is a common sleep disorder. Recent studies have shown that hospitalized obese patients have a high likelihood of unrecognized Sleep disordered breathing. However, no systematic large study has so far evaluated the outcomes of a screening program. This study provides demographic, clinical and outcome data from a screening program at a tertiary care academic center. METHODS: Subjects were 5062 patients screened from March 2013 to July 2016...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455521/importance-of-the-novel-organic-cation-transporter-1-for-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-by-saracatinib-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-synovial-fibroblasts
#18
Saliha Harrach, Bayram Edemir, Christian Schmidt-Lauber, Thomas Pap, Jessica Bertrand, Giuliano Ciarimboli
Recent therapeutic approaches of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) address the use of small molecules such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, the TKIs developed to date have important side effects and/or scarce efficacy in inflammatory diseases such as RA. Since intracellular effective TKIs must enter the cell to reach their intracellular targets, here we investigated the interaction of the TKI saracatinib, a dual inhibitor of c-Src and c-Abl signaling, with transporters for organic cations as well as the role of these transporters for the biological effect of saracatinib in human RA-synovial fibroblasts (hRASF)...
April 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450182/cervical-papanicolaou-smears-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-high-prevalence-of-therapy-related-atypia-during-the-acute-phase
#19
Shan-Chi Yu, Huai-Hsuan Huang, Chi-Cheng Li, Jih-Luh Tang, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Tsui-Lien Mao, Kuan-Ting Kuo, Chien-Ting Lin, Jia-Hau Liu, Bor-Sheng Ko, Ming Yao
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients have a higher risk of cervical cancer. Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is the standard tool for screening cervical cancer, but there is limited research about the cervical cytology in HSCT recipients. Here, we retrospectively included adult female patients who underwent allogeneic or autologous HSCT at National Taiwan University Hospital during 2009 to 2015 and reviewed their Pap smears before and after HSCT. There were 248 allogeneic and 131 autologous HSCT recipients in our study...
April 24, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440019/cervical-cancer-risk-and-impact-of-pap-based-screening-in-hiv-positive-women-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-johannesburg-south-africa
#20
Eliane Rohner, Mazvita Sengayi, Bridgette Goeieman, Pamela Michelow, Cynthia Firnhaber, Mhairi Maskew, Julia Bohlius
Data on invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence in HIV-positive women and the effect of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. We estimated i) ICC incidence rates in women (≥18 years) who initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the Themba Lethu Clinic (TLC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 2004 and 2011 and ii) the effect of a Pap-based screening program. We included 10,640 women; median age at ART initiation: 35 years [interquartile range (IQR) 30-42], median CD4 count at ART initiation: 113 cells/µL (IQR 46-184)...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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