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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325015/estimating-apnea-hypopnea-index-only-from-an-accelerometer-signal-measured-on-the-chest
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Yasunobu Yamauchi, Sawa Fuke, Kanako Nakayama, Jun'ya Takakura, Hitoshi Usuniwa, Keiji Koike, Eriko Ouchi, Nagafumi Doi
Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is becoming a public concern in the field of preventive medicine because it causes more deleterious diseases. However, the majority of patients are not diagnosed and an easier-to-use, lower-cost device for screening of SAS is needed compared to the existing multimodal devices. In this study, we developed and tested a method to estimate the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), which is the measure of severity of SAS, only from an accelerometer signal measured on the chest. Simultaneous recordings of overnight sleep polysomnography and accelerometer signal were conducted for 50 participants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319491/breaking-down-the-objective-structured-clinical-examination-an-evaluation-of-the-helping-babies-breathe-osces
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Teresa L Seto, Meredith E Tabangin, Kathryn K Taylor, Srirama Josyula, Juan Carlos Vasquez, Beena D Kamath-Rayne
INTRODUCTION: Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a simulation-based neonatal resuscitation curriculum designed for low-resource settings. At the completion of the workshop, learners complete the following four assessments: a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test, bag-mask ventilation (BMV) checklist, and two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Objective structured clinical examinations are clinical performance assessments that evaluate learners' skills in simulated scenarios...
March 18, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319126/effects-of-sevoflurane-and-clonidine-on-acid-base-status-and-long-term-emotional-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-spontaneously-breathing-rat-pups
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Nicole Almenrader, Paola Colucci, Valentina De Castro, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Patrizia Campolongo
BACKGROUND: Numerous experiments in rodents suggest a causative link between exposure to general anaesthetics during brain growth spurt and poor long-lasting neurological outcomes. Many of these studies have been questioned with regard of their translational value, mainly because of extremely long anaesthesia exposure. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the impact of a short sevoflurane anaesthesia, alone or combined with clonidine treatment, on respiratory function in spontaneously breathing rat pups and overall effects on long-lasting emotional and cognitive functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317511/randomized-study-of-assessment-effects-on-alcohol-use-by-persons-with-hiv-in-rural-uganda
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Nneka I Emenyonu, Robin Fatch, Winnie R Muyindike, Allen Kekibiina, Sarah Woolf-King, Judith A Hahn
OBJECTIVE: Unhealthy alcohol use is a crucial driver of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and interventions are needed. The goal of this study was to assess whether assessment itself (assessment reactivity) causes declines in alcohol use in a research study in persons with HIV in Uganda. METHOD: Study participants were adult patients of the Immune Suppression Syndrome (ISS) Clinic in Mbarara, Uganda, who were new to HIV care and reported any alcohol consumption in the prior year...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315975/spatial-patterns-and-frequency-distributions-of-regional-deformation-in-the-healthy-human-lung
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Daniel E Hurtado, Nicolás Villarroel, Carlos Andrade, Jaime Retamal, Guillermo Bugedo, Alejandro Bruhn
Understanding regional deformation in the lung has long attracted the medical community, as parenchymal deformation plays a key role in respiratory physiology. Recent advances in image registration make it possible to noninvasively study regional deformation, showing that volumetric deformation in healthy lungs follows complex spatial patterns not necessarily shared by all subjects, and that deformation can be highly anisotropic. In this work, we systematically study the regional deformation in the lungs of eleven human subjects by means of in vivo image-based biomechanical analysis...
March 18, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315565/heart-rate-variability-in-normal-weight-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#6
Celal Kilit, Türkan Paşalı Kilit
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Obese women with PCOS show altered autonomic modulation. The results of studies investigating cardiac autonomic functions of normal-weight women with PCOS are conflicting. The aim of the study was to assess the reactivity of cardiac sympathovagal balance in normal-weight women with PCOS by heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: We examined the heart rate variability in 60 normal-weight women with PCOS and compared them with that in 60 age-matched healthy women having a similar metabolic profile...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314626/cerebral-hemodynamic-effects-of-cheyne-stokes-respiration-in-a-patient-with-stroke
#7
R C Nogueira, R B Panerai, M J Teixeira, T G Robinson, E Bor-Seng-Shu
INTRODUCTION: Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) and central sleep apnea (CSA) are common in patients with heart failure and/or stroke. We aim to describe the cerebrovascular effects of CSR during the acute phase of stroke in a heart failure patient. CASE REPORT: A 74-year-old male with previous dilated cardiomyopathy had sudden onset of right hemiparesis and aphasia. A transcranial Doppler was performed with continuous measurement of blood pressure (BP) (Finometer) and end-tidal CO2 (nasal capnography)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314215/a-metabolomic-approach-shows-sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-lysophospholipids-as-mediators-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-liver-growth-factor-in-emphysema
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A Navarrete, F J Rupérez, T O Mendes, S Pérez-Rial, A Girón-Martínez, R Terrón-Expósito, J J Díaz-Gil, G Peces-Barba, C Barbas, A García
Tobacco smoke exposure is the principal cause of lung tissue destruction, which in turn results in emphysema that leads into shortness of breath. Liver growth factor (LGF, a cell and tissue regenerating factor with therapeutic activity in several organs) has antifibrotic and antioxidant properties that could be useful to promote lung tissue regenerating capacity in damaged lungs. The current study has examined differences in metabolite profiles (fingerprints) of plasma from mice (strain C57BL/6J, susceptible to develop emphysema) exposed to tobacco smoke during six months...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303944/relationships-between-strength-and-endurance-parameters-and-air-depletion-rates-in-professional-firefighters
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Stephanie Windisch, Wolfgang Seiberl, Ansgar Schwirtz, Daniel Hahn
The aim of this study was to quantify the physical demands of a simulated firefighting circuit and to establish the relationship between job performance and endurance and strength fitness measurements. On four separate days 41 professional firefighters (39 ± 9 yr, 179.6 ± 2.3 cm, 84.4 ± 9.2 kg, BMI 26.1 ± 2.8 kg/m(2)) performed treadmill testing, fitness testing (strength, balance and flexibility) and a simulated firefighting exercise. The firefighting exercise included ladder climbing (20 m), treadmill walking (200 m), pulling a wire rope hoist (15 times) and crawling an orientation section (50 m)...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303625/eradication-rate-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-is-directly-influenced-by-adherence-to-therapy-in-children
#10
Kallirroi Kotilea, Joyce Mekhael, Assaad Salame, Tania Mahler, Veronique Yvette Miendje-Deyi, Samy Cadranel, Patrick Bontems
BACKGROUND: Current commonly accepted strategies to eradicate Helicobacter pylori in children are a 10-day sequential treatment or a triple therapy for 7-14 days. To avoid further expensive and possibly risky investigations as well as induction of secondary antimicrobial resistance, a success rate of elimination strategies over 90% in a per-protocol analysis is the target goal but rates observed in clinical trials are lower. Antimicrobial resistance is a well-recognized risk factor for treatment failure; therefore, only a treatment tailored to susceptibility testing should be recommended...
March 17, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303611/improving-left-ventricular-segmentation-in-four-dimensional-flow-mri-using-intramodality-image-registration-for-cardiac-blood-flow-analysis
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Vikas Gupta, Mariana Bustamante, Alexandru Fredriksson, Carl-Johan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers
PURPOSE: Assessment of blood flow in the left ventricle using four-dimensional flow MRI requires accurate left ventricle segmentation that is often hampered by the low contrast between blood and the myocardium. The purpose of this work is to improve left-ventricular segmentation in four-dimensional flow MRI for reliable blood flow analysis. METHOD: The left ventricle segmentations are first obtained using morphological cine-MRI with better in-plane resolution and contrast, and then aligned to four-dimensional flow MRI data...
March 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301484/health-facility-service-availability-and-readiness-for-intrapartum-and-immediate-postpartum-care-in-malawi-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Naoko Kozuki, Lolade Oseni, Angella Mtimuni, Reena Sethi, Tambudzai Rashidi, Fannie Kachale, Barbara Rawlins, Shivam Gupta
This analysis seeks to identify strengths and gaps in the existing facility capacity for intrapartum and immediate postpartum fetal and neonatal care, using data collected as a part of Malawi's Helping Babies Breath program evaluation. From August to September 2012, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) conducted a cross-sectional survey in 84 Malawian health facilities to capture current health facility service availability and readiness and health worker capacity and practice pertaining to labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300726/a-computational-comparison-of-the-multiple-breath-washout-and-forced-oscillation-technique-as-markers-of-bronchoconstriction
#13
Brody H Foy, David Kay
Many types of lung disease lead to constriction of airways within the conducting zone, causing increases in airway resistance and ventilation heterogeneity (VH). The multiple-breath washout (MBW) and forced oscillation technique (FOT) are two clinical measures of small airway bronchoconstriction. Within this study computational modelling of the MBW and FOT was applied to the analysis of thousands of bronchoconstriction scenarios in the conducting zone of the lungs. The simulations show that MBW indices primarily respond to the severity of constriction, while FOT indices may be able to distinguish between constrictions at differing airway depths...
March 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300381/comparison-of-ct-images-with-average-intensity-projection-free-breathing-and-mid-ventilation-for-dose-calculation-in-lung-cancer
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Chirasak Khamfongkhruea, Sangutid Thongsawad, Chirapha Tannanonta, Sasikarn Chamchod
The purpose of this study was to compare three computed tomography (CT) images under different conditions-average intensity projection (AIP), free breathing (FB), mid-ventilation (MidV)-used for radiotherapy contouring and planning in lung cancer patients. Two image sets derived from four-dimensional CT (4DCT) acquisition (AIP and MidV) and three-dimensional CT with FB were generated and used to plan for 29 lung cancer patients. Organs at risk (OARs) were delineated for each image. AIP images were calculated with 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300332/computer-vision-based-diameter-maps-to-study-fluoroscopic-recordings-of-small-intestinal-motility-from-conscious-experimental-animals
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I Ramírez, J J Pantrigo, A S Montemayor, A E López-Pérez, M I Martín-Fontelles, S J H Brookes, R Abalo
BACKGROUND: When available, fluoroscopic recordings are a relatively cheap, non-invasive and technically straightforward way to study gastrointestinal motility. Spatiotemporal maps have been used to characterize motility of intestinal preparations in vitro, or in anesthetized animals in vivo. Here, a new automated computer-based method was used to construct spatiotemporal motility maps from fluoroscopic recordings obtained in conscious rats. METHODS: Conscious, non-fasted, adult, male Wistar rats (n=8) received intragastric administration of barium contrast, and 1-2 hours later, when several loops of the small intestine were well-defined, a 2 minutes-fluoroscopic recording was obtained...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298780/effects-of-inhaled-nitrous-oxide-on-the-induction-dose-and-time-requirements-of-propofol-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
#16
Kavita Jain, Surendra Kumar Sethi, Mamta Damor, Neena Jain
CONTEXT: Propofol is a commonly used induction agent during general anesthesia. As a sole agent, it does not provide any strong analgesic effect. The nitrous oxide (N2O) used along with propofol for induction of anesthesia augments the induction characteristics and reduces the dose of propofol. AIMS: To study the effects of inhaled N2O on the induction dose and time of propofol during general anesthesia and also its hemodynamic response and adverse effects. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The present research is a prospective, randomized, double-blind comparative study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297814/-igg4-related-lung-disease-analysis-of-8-cases-and-literature-review
#17
G J Han, H Hu, D Mao, X Bai, D Y She, S F Zhao, Z L Wen, J Gao
Objective: To improve the understanding and treatment of IgG4-related lung disease (IgG4-RLD). Methods: The clinical characteristics, serum IgG4 levels, pathological features, chest CT, therapy and prognosis of 8 patients with IgG4-RLD were retrospectively analyzed. These patients were admitted to the People's Liberation Army General Hospital and the pathological diagnosis was made between December 2005 and March 2016. Relevant literatures were reviewed. Results: The 8 patients with IgG4-RLD included 4 men and 4 women, with an average age of (59±4) years (range, 37-74)...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297458/translucent-poly-vinyl-alcohol-cryogel-dosimeters-for-simultaneous-dose-buildup-and-monitoring-during-chest-wall-radiation-therapy
#18
Molham M Eyadeh, Mark A Weston, Janos Juhasz, Kevin R Diamond
Chest wall radiation therapy treatment delivery was monitored using a 5 mm thick radiochromic poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel that also provided buildup material. The cryogels were used to detect positioning errors and measure the impact of shifts for a chest wall treatment that was delivered to a RANDO phantom. The phantom was shifted by ±2,±3, and ±5 mm from the planned position in the anterior/posterior (A/P) direction; these shifts represent setup errors and the uncertainty associated with lung filling during breath-hold...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297449/mri-quantification-of-pancreas-motion-as-a-function-of-patient-setup-for-particle-therapy-a-preliminary-study
#19
Giulia Fontana, Marco Riboldi, Chiara Gianoli, Cezarina I Chirvase, Gaetano Villa, Chiara Paganelli, Paul E Summers, Barbara Tagaste, Andrea Pella, Piero Fossati, Mario Ciocca, Guido Baroni, Francesca Valvo, Roberto Orecchia
Particle therapy (PT) has shown positive therapeutic results in local control of locally advanced pancreatic lesions. PT effectiveness is highly influenced by target localization accuracy both in space, since the pancreas is located in proximity to radiosensitive vital organs, and in time as it is subject to substantial breathing-related motion. The purpose of this preliminary study was to quantify pancreas range of motion under typical PT treatment conditions. Three common immobilization devices (vacuum cushion, thermoplastic mask, and compressor belt) were evaluated on five male patients in prone and supine positions...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297332/impact-of-incorporating-visual-biofeedback-in-4d-mri
#20
David T To, Joshua P Kim, Ryan G Price, Indrin J Chetty, Carri K Glide-Hurst
Precise radiation therapy (RT) for abdominal lesions is complicated by respiratory motion and suboptimal soft tissue contrast in 4D CT. 4D MRI offers improved contrast although long scan times and irregular breathing patterns can be limiting. To address this, visual biofeedback (VBF) was introduced into 4D MRI. Ten volunteers were consented to an IRB-approved protocol. Prospective respiratory-triggered, T2-weighted, coronal 4D MRIs were acquired on an open 1.0T MR-SIM. VBF was integrated using an MR-compatible interactive breath-hold control system...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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