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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236271/changes-in-abnormal-muscle-tension-pattern-after-fiberoptic-injection-laryngoplasty
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Georges Ziade, Ghassan Haddad, Sarah Assaad, Maher Kasti, Abdul-Latif Hamdan
We performed a retrospective chart review to compare the presence and types of abnormal muscle tension patterns (MTPs) in patients who had been diagnosed with glottal insufficiency before and after fiberoptic injection laryngoplasty. The main cause of glottal insufficiency had been unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Our review included an analysis of the medical records and laryngeal videostroboscopic recordings of 16 patients-9 men and 7 women, aged 25 to 87 years (mean: 59). Stroboscopic frames were analyzed for the presence of one or more types of abnormal MTP...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235948/integrative-literature-review-on-shame
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Molly J Shaughnessy
Shame is a universal living experience that is just beginning to be explored within the discipline of nursing. Development of a broad understanding of shame is needed to aid nurse researchers in clarifying this phenomenon from a nursing perspective. Pursuant to this goal, the author in this article reviews the extant literature on shame from the disciplines of nursing, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and theology. Three themes that emerged from the scholarly literature were (a) shame propels miring in paralysis, (b) shame captures the illusionary seen-unseen, and...
January 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234427/a-chinese-herbal-formula-gengnianchun-ameliorates-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-toxicity-in-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fanhui Meng, Jun Li, Yanqiu Rao, Wenjun Wang, Yan Fu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, and the few drugs that are currently available only treat the symptoms. Traditional medicine or phytotherapy has been shown to protect against AD. In our previous studies, Gengnianchun (GNC), a traditional Chinese medicine formula with a prolongevity effect, protected against Aβ-induced cytotoxicity in pheochromocytoma cells (PC-12 cells) and hippocampal cells. Here, we investigated the effects and possible mechanisms by which GNC protected against Aβ toxicity using transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans CL4176...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231979/otitis-media-with-effusion-in-the-boxer-a-report-of-seven-cases
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S Paterson
The aim of this study was to describe otitis media with effusion in seven boxers. All dogs presented with a range of clinical signs, which included head shaking, neurological dysfunction, pain on opening of the mouth and reduction in hearing ability. Otitis media was confirmed under general anaesthesia in each case by video-otoscopic identification of a bulging pars tensa and subsequent myringotomy, which revealed a tenacious mucus plug within the middle ear. Brainstem auditory evoked response thresholds were elevated in all affected ears...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231513/-application-of-data-mining-on-the-relationship-between-deqi-and-effect
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Qiuyin Pan, Liangxiao Ma, Yang Yang, Jiang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between deqi and effect by data mining technique with retrieving clinical literature about acupuncture deqi since the founding of the country. METHODS: The modern computerization and data mining technologies were adopted to set up clinical literature about acupuncture deqi database. The relevant clinical literature was collected, screened, extracted, and statistical and correlation analyses were used so as to explore the relationship between deqi and effect...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231509/-summary-of-professor-yang-jun-s-experience-for-intractable-facial-paralysis
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Tao Wang, Zaiyuan Li, Tingqiu Ge, Man Zhang, Aihong Yuan, Jun Yang
Professor YANG Jun's experience of diagnosis and treatment for intractable facial paralysis is introduced. Professor YANG focuses on the thinking model that combines TCM, western medicine and acupuncture, and adopts the differentiation system that combines disease differentiation, syndrome differentiation and meridian differentiation; he adopts the treatment integrates etiological treatment, overall regulation, symptomatic treatment as well as acupuncture, moxibustion, medication and flash cupping. The acupoints of yangming meridians are mostly selected, and acupoints of governor vessel such as Dazhui (GV 14) and Jinsuo (GV 8) are highly valued...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231327/-jin-bohua-s-experience-of-peripheral-facial-paralysis-diagnosed-and-treated-by-yifeng-te-17
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Xinyu Zhao, Jing Li, Junxia Wang, Pengxiang Zhang, Yi Huang
To introduce famous TCM doctor JIN Bohua's experience of peripheral facial paralysis diagnosed and treated by Yifeng (TE 17). Based on holism concept of TCM, Doctor JIN refers to modern medicine and takes Yifeng (TE 17) as the main acupoint for its diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. She determines severe degree according to the pressing pain of Yifeng (TE 17) and the significance of positive substances. She inserts the needle at the acupoint to pharynx and larynx, with 60°~80° from skin. The inserting method is to ensure quick qi arrival and safety...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230488/surgical-treatment-of-compressive-spinal-hemangioma-a%C3%A2-case-series-of-three-patients-and-literature-review
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Yun-Lin Chen, Xu-Dong Hu, Nan-Jian Xu, Wei-Yu Jiang, Wei-Hu Ma
PURPOSE: In this article we describe the treatment of compressive vertebral hemangioma. METHODS: Our case series comprised three patients with aggressive hemangioma. We performed a combination of posterior decompression and vertebroplasty for the two patients with a sacral hemangioma and a thoracic hemangioma, and en bloc resection for the third patient, who also had a thoracic lesion. RESULTS: Surgical intervention is indicated in cases of rapidly progressive tumors or severe myelopathy...
December 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230194/acute-flaccid-paralysis-by-enterovirus-d68-infection-first-italian-description-in-adult-patient-and-role-of-electrophysiology
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Marco Ceccanti, Emilia Sbardella, Federica Letteri, Manuela De Michele, Anne Falcou, Federica Romanzi, Emanuela Onesti, Maurizio Inghilleri
A Peruvian woman was admitted to the Emergency Department, due to an acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) of the upper limbs that progressively involved also lower limbs and respiratory muscles. She previously suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had to undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A magnetic resonance imaging showed a T2 hyperintensity in the anterior and central region of the cervical segment with an elective involvement of gray matter. This finding, combined with other clinical, laboratory, and electrophysiological data, led to a diagnosis of AFP...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
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Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228815/acute-and-subchronic-toxicity-studies-of-aqueous-extract-of-desmodium-adscendens-sw-dc
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Osbourne Quaye, Precious Cramer, Mark Ofosuhene, Laud K N Okine, Alexander K Nyarko
Extracts of Desmodium adscendens (Sw) DC are used for the treatment of various diseases but limited toxicological evaluations have been done on the medicinal plant. This study investigates toxicity effects of the leave extract of D adscendens, and the possibility of drug-drug interaction of the plant extract when co-administered with other drugs. Oral administrations of leaf extract of D adscendens to white Wistar rats in an acute toxicity studies allowed the estimation of an LD50 (median lethal dose) value of 1122 mg/kg body weight...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225584/prevalence-rates-of-the-incubus-phenomenon-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marc L Molendijk, Harriët Montagne, Ouarda Bouachmir, Zeynep Alper, Jan-Pieter Bervoets, Jan Dirk Blom
Background: The incubus phenomenon is a paroxysmal sleep-related disorder characterized by compound hallucinations experienced during brief phases of (apparent) wakefulness. The condition has an almost stereotypical presentation, characterized by a hallucinated being that exerts pressure on the thorax, meanwhile carrying out aggressive and/or sexual acts. It tends to be accompanied by sleep paralysis, anxiety, vegetative symptoms, and feelings of suffocation. Its prevalence rate is unknown since, in prior analyses, cases of recurrent isolated sleep paralysis with/without an incubus phenomenon have been pooled together...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225301/paralysis-of-the-rectus-abdominis-muscle-after-a-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Hyun Min Cho, Hee Je Sim, Do Hyung Kim, Mi Hee Lim, Sang Kwon Lee
The rectus abdominis muscle is innervated by intercostal nerves T7-T12, and most thoracotomies are performed through the fourth to sixth intercostal spaces, so direct nerve damage to the rectus abdominis seems unlikely. However, at least one trocar is inserted below the seventh intercostal space in most multi-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgeries (VATSs), and injury of the seventh or lower intercostal nerve with related paralysis of the rectus abdominis is possible, albeit rare. Only two cases of rectus abdominis paralysis caused by after VATSs have been reported, and these cases were not permanent injuries...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224761/direct-tracheobronchopexy-via-left-lateral-thoracotomy-for-severe-tracheobronchomalacia
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Evan J Propst, Faisal Zawawi, Roxanne E Kirsch, Osami Honjo
An infant with pulmonary atresia/ventricular septal defect/major aortopulmonary collateral arteries underwent unifocalization, ventriculoseptal defect closure and placement of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit via median sternotomy. Aortopexy and pulmonary arteriopexy via redo sternotomy were insufficient to allow weaning of continuous positive airway pressure and he required direct tracheobronchopexy via left lateral thoracotomy to alleviate posterior trachealis intrusion along the length of the trachea and left main bronchus...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222794/active-induction-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Gabriella Contarini, Pietro Giusti, Stephen D Skaper
The protocol in this chapter presents a method to actively induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), one of the most widely used animal models to study efficacy of potential drugs for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and the most common cause of chronic neurological impairment in young people. In this model EAE is induced in female C57BL/6 mice by immunization with an emulsion of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (fragment 35-55) in complete Freund's adjuvant, followed by administration of pertussis toxin in phosphate-buffered saline...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222689/long-term-quantitative-evaluation-of-muscle-and-bone-wasting-induced-by-botulinum-toxin-in-mice-using-microcomputed-tomography
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Hélène Libouban, Claude Guintard, Nicolas Minier, Eric Aguado, Daniel Chappard
Muscle and bone masses are highly correlated and muscles impose large loads on bone. Muscle wasting that accompanies bone loss has been poorly investigated. 21 female mice were spread into seven groups. At day 0, 18 mice received Botulinum toxin (BTX) injection in the quadriceps muscle to induce paralysis of the right hind limb; the left contralateral side was used as control. Mice were sacrificed at 7, 14, 21, 28, 56 and 90 days post-injection. A remaining group was sacrificed at day 0. Trabecular bone volume was determined by microcomputed tomography (microCT) at the distal femur and tibia proximal metaphyses on both sides...
December 8, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222560/masseteric-nerve-transfer-for-facial-nerve-paralysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander W Murphey, William B Clinkscales, Samuel L Oyer
Importance: A review of the role of masseteric nerve transfer is needed to guide its use in facial reanimation. Objective: To systematically review the available literature, and, when applicable, analyze the combined outcomes of masseteric nerve transfer to better define its role in reanimation and to guide further research. Data Sources: Two independent researchers conducted the review using PubMed-NCBI and Scopus literature databases for studies on masseteric nerve transfer for facial nerve paralysis...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220070/recurrent-hypokalemia-leading-to-flaccid-quadriparesis-a-renal-or-connective-tissue-disorder
#18
Nitin Bansal, Panda Ashwin Kumar, Mukul P Agarwal, Amitesh Aggarwal
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoKPP) is a clinical entity characterized by recurrent skeletal muscle paralysis due to a decrease in serum potassium levels; hypoKPP can have either a primary (familial) or a secondary cause. One of the secondary causes of hypoKPP is distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is diagnosed when the urinary pH is greater than 5.3 and in the presence of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and hypokalemia, with one of the causes being primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS)...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219945/vats-plication-of-the-diaphragm-a-descriptive-observational-10-year-southampton-experience
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Rhona J Taberham, Adnan Raza, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin B Woo, Martin H Chamberlain, George Koulaxouzidis, Khalid M Amer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report the safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) plication of the diaphragm at our institution between 2006 and 2016. METHODS: Adult patients selected on etiology and combination of investigations including plain chest x-ray, computed tomography of chest and abdomen, lung functions in supine and sitting positions, radiological/ultrasonic screening for diaphragmatic movement, and phrenic nerve conduction studies...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219824/thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis-an-unusual-presentation-of-hyperthyroidism
#20
M Salih, C M J van Kinschot, R P Peeters, W W de Herder, E J J Duschek, J van der Linden, C van Noord
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a complication of hyperthyroidism among Asians, characterised by sudden onset of hypokalaemia and muscle paralysis. Several factors may contribute to a delay in diagnosis, including the subtlety of hyperthyroidism, the transient nature of the events and the rarity of this disease in the West. As life-threatening arrhythmias may occur during an attack, awareness among physicians is necessary for early recognition and treatment. Advances have been made in understanding the pathophysiological mechanism leading to hypokalaemia, which include recently identified mutations of the inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir2...
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
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