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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422846/application-of-remifentanil-for-conscious-sedation-and-analgesia-in-short-term-ercp-and-est-surgery
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Guo-Qiang Sun, Bao-Feng Gao, Guan-Jun Li, Yun-Long Lei, Jie Li
This study aims to observe and evaluate the use of remifentanil in conscious sedation and analgesia for the safety and comfort of patients undergoing short-term endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST).Sixty-eight patients who underwent ERCP and EST were randomly divided into two groups: research group and control group. Patients in the research group were intravenously injected with remifentanil (80-2/3* age) for 1 to 2 minutes, combined with the intravenous injection of propofol (20-30 mg) during the course of treatment...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412479/cough-in-exercise-and-athletes
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REVIEW
J H Hull, J W Dickinson, A R Jackson
Cough is the most common respiratory symptom reported by athletes and can significantly impact on health status, ability to train and athletic performance. The presence of cough in an athlete is typically taken to indicate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), yet in many athletes with chronic cough there is no objective evidence of airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR) or heightened airway inflammation. Moreover, cough in athletes often fails to respond to a therapeutic asthma strategy, thus further work is urgently needed to progress our understanding of the pathophysiology of exercise-associated cough in this unique population...
April 12, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407803/orchitis-reveals-an-extragonadal-primary-mediastinal-thymic-seminoma-a-coincidence-or-not
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Athanasios Tampakis, Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Christos Damaskos, Themistoklis Feretis, Irene Thymara, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos, Gregory Kouraklis
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal thymic seminomas are rare male germ cell tumors with extragonadal origin that appear predominately with a cystic appearance. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year-old male was referred to our department for further investigation of a mediastinal mass discovered incidentally during routine chest X-ray. The patient has denied any symptoms including dyspnea, chest pain, cough, fever, dysphagia, hemoptysis, weight loss, and weakness. His past medical history was remarkable for orchitis, for which he had undergone a bilateral testicular biopsy, without the latter however, indicating the presence of a germ cell tumor or a premalignant lesion...
April 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387090/-how-to-approach-a-chronic-cough
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R Louis
Cough is the most common symptom for which patients seek medical attention. Chronic cough is defined when the symptom lasts for more than 8 weeks. It significantly alters quality of life. Chronic cough may be the dominant symptom which reveals a large number of diseases, not only respiratory. It is classic to distinguish chronic cough according to the chest X Ray results. In case of normal chest X ray, which is the most frequent condition, the diagnosis of tobacco-associated chronic bronchitis, drug induced cough, asthma, oesophageal reflux and rhinosinusitis should be considered...
February 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
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Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370977/diagnostic-protocols-a-consultation-tool-still-to-be-discovered
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Waltraud Fink, Gustav Kamenski, Martin Konitzer
RATIONALE: Experienced primary care physicians handle most illnesses to everyone's satisfaction despite limited resources of time and means. However, cases can be multifaceted in that harmless-presenting symptoms may also be warning signals or an indicator of a health disorder that too infrequently presents in family practice to be diagnosed correctly. On the basis of these observations, RN Braun developed 82 diagnostic protocols for a structured recording of various complaints. METHOD: All consultations during the years 2001 to 2014, in which 1 author (WF) had used diagnostic protocols in her single-handed practice, were analyzed retrospectively regarding reasons for encounter, diagnostic classification, and long-term outcome...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365873/effects-of-esophageal-acidification-on-troublesome-symptoms-an-approach-to-characterize-true-acid-gerd-in-dysphagic-neonates
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Maneesha Sivalingam, Swetha Sitaram, Kathryn A Hasenstab, Lai Wei, Frederick W Woodley, Sudarshan R Jadcherla
To quantify and compare maximal extent (height) of acid reflux events (AREs) on symptom generation in dysphagic neonates. Dysphagic neonates (N = 53), born at 30 ± 5.3 weeks gestation, underwent 24-hour pH-impedance study for the evaluation of troublesome symptoms purported to be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AREs (pH < 4 for >4 s) detected by impedance (Z) were categorized by maximal extent as refluxate reaching distal (Z6, Z5), middle (Z4, Z3), or proximal (Z2, Z1) impedance channels...
April 1, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359296/motorbike-handlebar-hernia-a-rare-traumatic-abdominal-wall-hernia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim
BACKGROUND: Handlebar hernias are very rare and arise following a sudden force from a handle-like object impacting a focal area of the abdomen, which results in a disruption of the underlying abdominal muscle and fascia without necessarily disrupting the overlying skin. Other than a reducible swelling on the abdominal wall, the physical examination of such patients is usually unremarkable and the diagnosis could easily be missed. CASE PRESENTATION: An 8-year-old Cameroonian boy with no significant past history presented to our emergency service with a tender left flank swelling following a road traffic accident...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352199/survey-on-attitudes-of-italian-pediatricians-toward-cough
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Alessandro Zanasi, Luigi Morcaldi, Salvatore Cazzato, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Marzia Lecchi, Antonio Maria Morselli-Labate, Marianna Mastroroberto, Roberto W Dal Negro
CONTEXT: Children's cough is a daily concern for most pediatricians. The management of both acute and chronic cough requires a systematic and comprehensive approach. Despite the approved protocols for management, the pediatric assessment of cough and the corresponding prescribing attitude frequently do not fit these protocols, which can be affected by parental suggestions - sometimes substantially. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate both the perception and the behavior of a representative sample of Italian pediatricians toward cough in real life...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331610/a-reappraisal-of-the-mucoactive-activity-and-clinical-efficacy-of-bromhexine
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REVIEW
Alessandro Zanasi, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Ahmad Kantar
Since its introduction to the market in 1963, bromhexine, an over-the-counter drug, has been investigated for its activity in animal models and in humans with diverse respiratory conditions. Bromhexine is a derivate of the Adhatoda vasica plant used in some countries for the treatment of various respiratory diseases. Bromhexine has been found to enhance the secretion of various mucus components by modifying the physicochemical characteristics of mucus. These changes, in turn, increase mucociliary clearance and reduce cough...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330428/toxicity-of-airborne-dust-as-an-indicator-of-moisture-problems-in-school-buildings
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Jenni Tirkkonen, Martin Täubel, Hanna Leppänen, Matti Peltonen, William Lindsley, Bean T Chen, Anne Hyvärinen, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Kati Huttunen
Moisture-damaged indoor environments are thought to increase the toxicity of indoor air particulate matter (PM), indicating that a toxicological assay could be used as a method for recognizing buildings with indoor air problems. We aimed to test if our approach of analyzing the toxicity of actively collected indoor air PM in vitro differentiates moisture-damaged from non-damaged school buildings. We collected active air samples with NIOSH Bioaerosol Cyclone Samplers from moisture-damaged (index) and non-damaged (reference) school buildings (4 + 4)...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325101/-i-had-no-idea-what-a-complicated-business-eating-is%C3%A2-a-qualitative-study-of-the-impact-of-dysphagia-during-stroke-recovery
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Jennifer Moloney, Margaret Walshe
AIM: Persons with dysphagia following stroke may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent coughing, choking and poor salivary management. They may also spend long periods of time unable to eat or drink or with restrictions on oral intake. Experiences of dysphagia post-stroke are richly described in unsolicited narratives such as autobiographies on the stroke event, which often include details of the author's journey through their stroke recovery. The aim of this study is to use autobiographical accounts to explore the experiences of those living with dysphagia following stroke...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321110/primary-pulmonary-diffuse-large-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ziqiang Zhu, Wei Liu, Omar Mamlouk, James E O'Donnell, Debabrata Sen, Boris Avezbakiyev
BACKGROUND Primary pulmonary diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is extremely rare neoplasm representing only 0.5-1% of primary pulmonary malignancies. These patients usually have non-specific clinical presentation and radiological findings. Therefore, it is important to increase awareness of this rare disease, as the correct characterization of the tumors will have therapeutic and prognostic implications. CASE REPORT We present the case of a middle-aged Hispanic woman with chronic cough and an abnormal chest X-ray revealing a lung mass, who was found to have primary pulmonary DLBCL...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290795/-a-breakthrough-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-the-clinical-significance-of-the-paradigm-hf-trial
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Zh D Kobalava, S V Villevalde, O I Lukina
The implementation into clinical practice of new therapeutic strategies that could improve the prognosis of patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remains relevant. Innovative approach is to restore imbalances of neurohumoral systems by inhibiting angiotensin II receptor and neprilysin. The review presents the role of the natriuretic peptides system in the HFrEF pathophysiology, historical approaches to neurohormonal modulation, clinical pharmacology of the first in the class of angiotensin receptor and neprilysin inhibitor sakubitril/valsartan...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289448/when-is-cough-functional-and-how-should-it-be-treated
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REVIEW
Miles Weinberger, Boris Lockshin
KEY POINTS: Habit cough is most commonly characterised by a repetitive loud barking cough that persists for prolonged periods.The cough interferes with normal activity and substantially decreases the quality of life.The sine qua non is the total absence of this troublesome cough once asleep.The age distribution ranges from 4 years to late adolescence, with 85% of cases occurring from 8 to 14 years of age; similar cough in adults is much less common and poorly characterised.Pharmacological treatment is ineffective...
March 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288596/needles-jabs-and-jags-a-qualitative-exploration-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-child-and-adult-immunisation-uptake-among-gypsies-travellers-and-roma
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Cath Jackson, Helen Bedford, Francine M Cheater, Louise Condon, Carol Emslie, Lana Ireland, Philippa Kemsley, Susan Kerr, Helen J Lewis, Julie Mytton, Karen Overend, Sarah Redsell, Zoe Richardson, Christine Shepherd, Lesley Smith, Lisa Dyson
BACKGROUND: Gypsies, Travellers and Roma (referred to as Travellers) are less likely to access health services including immunisation. To improve immunisation rates, it is necessary to understand what helps and hinders individuals in these communities in taking up immunisations. This study had two aims. 1. Investigate the views of Travellers in the UK on the barriers and facilitators to acceptability and uptake of immunisations and explore their ideas for improving immunisation uptake; 2...
March 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283891/the-potential-role-for-early-biomarker-testing-as-part-of-a-modern-multidisciplinary-approach-to-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Kenneth A Beckman, Jodi Luchs, Mark S Milner, Julian L Ambrus
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic and progressive multisystem autoimmune disease typically managed by rheumatologists. Diagnostic delays are common, due in large part to the non-specific and variable nature of SS symptoms and the slow progression of disease. The hallmark characteristics of SS are dry eye and dry mouth, but there are a broad range of other possible symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, skin rashes, chronic dry cough, vaginal dryness, extremity numbness or tingling, and disabling fatigue...
March 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272203/sarcoidosis-associated-with-infliximab-therapy-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-case-report
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Georgiana-Emmanuela Gîlcă, Smaranda Diaconescu, Gheorghe Gh Bălan, Oana Timofte, Gabriela Ştefănescu
RATIONALE: Although immunomodulatory therapy has been clearly stated as an important landmark in treatment of ulcerative colitis, significantly improving the quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, there are several aspects to be considered regarding the possible side-effects of anti-TNF alpha agents. In spite of a good safety profile, biologic TNF antagonists may induce paradoxical inflammation, which can manifest as sarcoid-like granulomatosis, consisting of noncaseating granulomas in the affected organs...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269614/detection-of-different-types-of-noise-in-lung-sounds
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A Leal, R Couceiro, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, R Paiva, P Carvalho, C Teixeira
Lung sound signal processing has proven to be a great improvement to the traditional acoustic interpretation of lung sounds. However, that analysis can be seriously hindered by the presence of different types of noise originated in the acquisition environment or caused by physiological processes. Consequently, the diagnostic accuracy of pulmonary diseases can be severely affected, especially if the implementation of telemonitoring systems is considered. The present study is focused on the implementation of an algorithm able to identify noisy periods, either voluntarily (vocalizations, chest movement and background voices) or involuntarily produced during acquisitions of lung sounds...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253209/short-article-aspiration-of-capsule-endoscopes-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-existing-literature
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Diana E Yung, John N Plevris, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
INTRODUCTION: Capsule endoscopy (CE) has an excellent safety profile. Although retention is the most cited complication, capsule aspiration is less frequent and is often reported only as isolated cases. This study represents a systematic effort to compile and scrutinize the available data on capsule aspiration to provide comprehensive and conclusive information on this CE complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure...
April 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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