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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778040/violence-against-child-protection-workers-a-study-of-workers-experiences-attributions-and-coping-strategies
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Josianne Lamothe, Amélie Couvrette, Gabrielle Lebrun, Gabrielle Yale, Camille Roy, Stéphane Guay, Steve Geoffrion
Child protection workers (CPWs) are frequently exposed to client violence, both psychological and physical, in their line of work whether they operate in the community or in residential settings. Despite this known vulnerability, research on the subject has lagged. The current study sought to analyze CPWs' experiences with client violence, their interpretation of it, its perceived consequences and their coping strategies. Specifically, 30 CPWs working both in the community and in residential settings, took part in an in-depth, semi-structured interview...
May 16, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777521/an-early-view-of-real-world-patient-response-to-sacubitril-valsartan-a-retrospective-study-of-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Dana Drzayich Antol, Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Richard W DeClue, Stephen Stemkowski, Patricia A Russo
INTRODUCTION: Sacubitril/valsartan has been established as an effective treatment for heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction based on clinical trial data; however, little is known about its use or impact in real-world practice. METHODS: This study included data from medical and pharmacy claims and medical records review for patients (n = 200) who initiated sacubitril/valsartan between August 2015 and March 2016 preceding issuance of American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) focused update on new pharmacological therapy for HF (May 2016), which included recommendations for sacubitril/valsartan...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776545/evolution-of-clinical-and-environmental-health-applications-of-exhaled-breath-research-review-of-methods-and-instrumentation-for-gas-phase-condensate-and-aerosols
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REVIEW
M Ariel Geer Wallace, Joachim D Pleil
Human breath, along with urine and blood, has long been one of the three major biological media for assessing human health and environmental exposure. In fact, the detection of odor on human breath, as described by Hippocrates in 400 BC, is considered the first analytical health assessment tool. Although less common in comparison to contemporary bio-fluids analyses, breath has become an attractive diagnostic medium as sampling is non-invasive, unlimited in timing and volume, and does not require clinical personnel...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772659/thermoelectric-array-sensors-with-selective-combustion-catalysts-for-breath-gas-monitoring
#4
Woosuck Shin, Tomoyo Goto, Daisuke Nagai, Toshio Itoh, Akihiro Tsuruta, Takafumi Akamatsu, Kazuo Sato
Inflammable breath gases such as H₂ and CH₄ are used as bio markers for monitoring the condition of the colon. However, their typical concentrations of below 100 ppm pose sensitivity and selectivity challenges to current gas sensing systems without the use of chromatography. We fabricated a compact, gas-selective thermoelectric array sensor (TAS) that uses micro-machined sensor devices with three different combustion catalysts to detect gases such as H₂, CO, and CH₄ in breath. Using Pt/Pt-W thin-film micro-heater meanders, Pd/Al₂O₃, Pt,Pd,Au/Co₃O₄, and Pt/Al₂O₃ catalysts were heated to 320, 200, and 125 °C, respectively, and the gas sensing performances of the TAS for each gas and for a model breath gas mixture of 100 ppm H₂, 25 ppm CO, 50 ppm CH₄, and 199 ppm CO₂ in air were investigated...
May 16, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771243/breath-volatile-organic-compounds-of-lung-transplant-recipients-with-and-without-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction
#5
Lucas Küppers, Olaf Holz, Sven Schuchardt, Jens Gottlieb, Jan Fuge, Mark Greer, Jens Hohlfeld
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) with its clinical correlative of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) remains the major limiting factor for long-term graft survival. Currently there are no established methods for the early diagnosis or prediction of BOS. To assess the feasibility of breath collection as a non-invasive tool and the potential of breath volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the early detection of BOS, we compared the breath VOC composition between transplant patients without and different stages of BOS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771240/power-efficient-self-cleaning-hydrophilic-condenser-surface-for-portable-exhaled-breath-condensate-ebc-metabolomic-sampling
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Konstantin O Zamuruyev, Alexander James Schmidt, Eva Borras, Mitchell M McCartney, Michael Schivo, Nicholas J Kenyon, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, Cristina E Davis
In this work, we present a hydrophilic self-cleaning condenser surface for collection of biological and environmental aerosol samples. The condenser is installed in a battery-operated, hand-held breath sampling device. The device performance is characterized with collection and analysis of exhaled breath samples from a group of volunteers. The exhaled breath condensate is collected on a sub-cooled condenser surface, transferred into a storage vial, and its chemical content is analyzed with mass spectrometric methods...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767961/real-time-monitoring-of-tricarboxylic-acid-metabolites-in-exhaled-breath
#7
Alberto Tejero Rioseras, Kapil Dev Singh, Nora Nowak, Martin T Gaugg, Tobias Bruderer, Renato Zenobi, Pablo M-L Sinues
The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle is one of the most important metabolic pathway for cellular respiration in aerobic organisms. It provides and collects intermediates for many other interconnecting pathways and acts as a hub connecting metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, and amino acids. Alteration in intracellular levels of its intermediates has been linked with a wide range of illnesses ranging from cancer to cellular necrosis or liver cirrhosis. Therefore, there exists an intrinsic interest in monitoring such metabolites...
May 16, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767956/humidity-independent-oxide-semiconductor-chemiresistors-using-terbium-doped-sno2-yolk-shell-spheres-for-real-time-breath-analysis
#8
Chang-Hoon Kwak, Tae-Hyung Kim, Seong-Yong Jeong, Ji-Won Yoon, Jun-Sik Kim, Jong-Heun Lee
The chemiresistive sensing characteristics of metal oxide gas sensors depend closely on ambient humidity. Herein, we report that gas sensors using Tb-doped SnO2 yolk-shell spheres can be used for reliable acetone detection regardless of the variations in humidity. Pure SnO2 and Tb-doped SnO2 yolk-shell spheres were prepared via ultrasonic spray pyrolysis and their chemiresistive sensing characteristics were studied. The sensor resistance and gas response of the pure SnO2 yolk-shell spheres significantly changed and deteriorated upon exposure to moisture...
May 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765640/vascularization-of-the-trachea-in-the-bottlenose-dolphin-comparison-with-bovine-and-evidence-for-evolutionary-adaptations-to-diving
#9
Cristina Ballarin, Paola Bagnoli, Antonella Peruffo, Bruno Cozzi
The rigid structure of the mammalian trachea is functional to maintain constant patency and airflow during breathing, but no gas exchange takes place through its walls. The structure of the organ in dolphins shows increased rigidity of the tracheal cartilaginous rings and the presence of vascular lacunae in the submucosa. However, no actual comparison was ever made between the size and capacity of the vascular lacunae of the dolphin trachea and the potentially homologous structures of terrestrial mammals. In the present study, the extension of the lacunae has been compared between the bottlenose dolphin and the bovine, a closely related terrestrial Cetartiodactyla...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765337/plethysmographic-loops-a-window-on-the-lung-pathophysiology-of-copd-patients
#10
Dejan Radovanovic, Matteo Pecchiari, Fabio Pirracchio, Camilla Zilianti, Edgardo D'Angelo, Pierachille Santus
Plethysmographic alveolar pressure-flow ( P alv - F ) loops contain potentially relevant information about the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but no quantitative analysis of these loops during spontaneous breathing has ever been performed. The area of the loop's inspiratory ( A ins ) and expiratory portion ( A exp ), and the difference between the end-expiratory and end-inspiratory alveolar pressure (Δ P alv ) were measured in 20 young, 20 elderly healthy subjects, and 130 stable COPD patients...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764545/-effects-of-n-butylphthalide-on-the-expressions-of-zo-1-and-claudin-5-in-blood-brain-barrier-of-rats-with-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Li Wang, Xiaoyu Ding, Mingjun Bi, Jinglin Wang, Yong Zou, Jiyou Tang, Qin Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of N-butylphthalide on the expressions of ZO-1 and claudin-5 in blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rats with acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. METHODS: A total of 144 adult healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal control group, CO poisoning group, and NBP treatment group, with 48 rats in each group. The acute CO poisoning model was reproduced in hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and all model rats were given hyperbaric oxygen therapy once daily...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764181/symptom-clusters-using-the-eortc-qlq-c15-pal-in-palliative-radiotherapy
#12
Vithusha Ganesh, Liying Zhang, Bo Angela Wan, Leah Drost, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Carlo DeAngelis, Hans Chung, Patrick Diaz, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer often experience a multitude of symptoms. Due to the potential interrelation of symptoms, symptom clusters of 2 or more concurrent symptoms have been advocated for use in the palliative setting to provide better management of symptoms. METHODS: The principal component analysis (PCA), exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and hierarchal cluster analysis (HCA) were conducted on responses to items 1-14 in the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life-C15-Palliative (EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL) at baseline and days 5 and 10 following RT...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762314/effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-propofol-on-extubation-times-length-of-stay-and-mortality-rates-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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John Nguyen, Noel Nacpil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine versus propofol on extubation time, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, total hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates in cardiac surgery patients. INTRODUCTION: Recovery from cardiovascular surgery involves weaning from mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation decreases the work of breathing for patients by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide via a ventilator or breathing machine...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761475/exhaled-breath-analysis-in-evaluation-of-psychological-stress-a-short-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Alessandro Tonacci, Francesco Sansone, Anna Paola Pala, Raffaele Conte
Physiological stress is pervasive in today's society. Its detection is normally performed through several unobtrusive methods, driving both caregivers and patients to take measures to reduce the burden of this condition on human health. Among the methods for assessing stress, exhaled breath analysis represents a non-invasive, real-time alternative to classic laboratory tests. Therefore, a literature review was performed to assess the presence of altered parameters, related to psychological stress, in exhaled breath...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761234/prevalence-and-predictors-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Binrui Chen, John Jae-Woo Kim, Yawen Zhang, Lijun Du, Ning Dai
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) among individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is highly variable. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence and identify predictors of SIBO in IBS. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE through July 2017 were searched to identify studies evaluating the prevalence of SIBO in IBS. The pooled prevalence of SIBO among individuals with IBS and the pooled odds ratio (OR) of SIBO among those with IBS compared with healthy controls were calculated...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760843/multicenter-study-of-albuterol-use-among-infants-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis
#16
Anna Condella, Jonathan M Mansbach, Kohei Hasegawa, Peter S Dayan, Ashley F Sullivan, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
Introduction: Although bronchiolitis is a common reason for infant hospitalization, significant heterogeneity persists in its management. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that inhaled albuterol not be used in routine care of children with bronchiolitis. Our objective was to identify factors associated with pre-admission (e.g., emergency department or primary care) use of albuterol among infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Methods: We analyzed data from a 17-center observational study of 1,016 infants (age <1 year) hospitalized with bronchiolitis between 2011-2014...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760294/breath-profiles-of-children-on-ketogenic-therapy
#17
Vera Ruzsanyi, Miklós Péter Kalapos, Christine Schmidl, Daniela Karall, Sabine Scholl-Buergi, Matthias Baumann
Ketogenic diets (KD) were initially introduced to clinical practice as alimentary approaches with the aim to control drug-resistant epilepsies. Therapy control, particularly at initiation, happens through regular blood analysis and control of urine ketone levels. However, there is a lack of fast, reliable and preferably non-invasive methods of analysis. The exhaled breath contains hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be modified by diet. The instrumental development of VOC detection converges in the direction of low cost sensors, which can facilitate the self-monitoring of the patients in the future if reliable breath markers are available...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759850/differences-in-prehospital-patient-assessments-for-pediatric-versus-adult-patients
#18
Sriram Ramgopal, Jonathan Elmer, Jeremiah Escajeda, Christian Martin-Gill
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether completion of vital signs assessments in pediatric transports by emergency medical services (EMS) differs by patient age. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed records by 20 agencies in a regional EMS system in Southwestern Pennsylvania between April 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016. We abstracted demographics, vital signs (systolic blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate), clinical, and transport characteristics. We categorized age as neonates (≤30 days), infants (1 month to <1 year), toddler (1 to <2 years), early childhood (2 to <6 years), middle childhood (6 to <12 years), adolescent (12 to <18 years), and adult (≥18 years)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759203/stability-of-proton-bound-clusters-of-alkyl-alcohols-aldehydes-and-ketones-in-ion-mobility-spectrometry
#19
Natividad Jurado-Campos, Rocío Garrido-Delgado, Bruno Martínez-Haya, Gary A Eiceman, Lourdes Arce
Significant substances in emerging applications of ion mobility spectrometry such as breath analysis for clinical diagnostics and headspace analysis for food purity include low molar mass alcohols, ketones, aldehydes and esters which produce mobility spectra containing protonated monomers and proton-bound dimers. Spectra for all n- alcohols, aldehydes and ketones from carbon number three to eight exhibited protonated monomers and proton-bound dimers with ion drift times of 6.5-13.3 ms at ambient pressure and from 35° to 80 °C in nitrogen...
August 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758692/breathing-multichimera-states-in-nonlocally-coupled-phase-oscillators
#20
Yusuke Suda, Koji Okuda
Chimera states for the one-dimensional array of nonlocally coupled phase oscillators in the continuum limit are assumed to be stationary states in most studies, but a few studies report the existence of breathing chimera states. We focus on multichimera states with two coherent and incoherent regions and numerically demonstrate that breathing multichimera states, whose global order parameter oscillates temporally, can appear. Moreover, we show that the system exhibits a Hopf bifurcation from a stationary multichimera to a breathing one by the linear stability analysis for the stationary multichimera...
April 2018: Physical Review. E
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