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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151096/jumping-frenchmen-miryachit-and-latah-culture-specific-hyperstartle-plus-syndromes
#1
Douglas J Lanska
In the late 19th century, jumping (French Canadians in Maine, USA), miryachit (Siberia), and latah (Southeast Asia) were among a group of similar disorders described around the world, each of which manifests as an exaggerated startle response with additional late-response features that were felt by some to overlap with hysteria or tics. The later features following the exaggerated startle reaction variably include mimesis (e.g., echopraxia, echolalia) and automatic obedience. These reaction patterns tended to persist indefinitely in affected individuals...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141926/ectopic-acth-syndrome-complicated-by-multiple-opportunistic-infections-treated-with-percutaneous-ablation-of-the-adrenal-glands
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Chrystal Chan, James Mark Roberts
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-related Cushing's syndrome can lead to multiple complications including severe immunosuppression. If the ACTH-secreting tumour cannot be found, definitive treatment is surgical adrenalectomy, typically followed by glucocorticoid replacement. Here, we present a case of fulminant respiratory failure secondary to coinfection with Pneumocystis jirovecii and cytomegalovirus in a patient with ectopic ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome with occult primary. Due to significant deconditioning, she was unable to undergo definitive adrenalectomy and instead underwent percutaneous microwave ablation of the adrenal glands...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134470/the-effect-of-long-term-confinement-and-the-efficacy-of-exercise-countermeasures-on-muscle-strength-during-a-simulated-mission-to-mars-data-from-the-mars500-study
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Christopher J Gaffney, Elena Fomina, Dennis Babich, Vladimir Kitov, Konstantin Uskov, David A Green
BACKGROUND: Isolation and long duration spaceflight are associated with musculoskeletal deconditioning. Mars500 was a unique, high-fidelity analogue of the psychological challenges of a 520-day manned mission to Mars. We aimed to explore the effect of musculoskeletal deconditioning on three outcome measures: (1) if lower limb muscle strength was reduced during the 520-day isolation; (2) if type I or II muscle fibres were differentially affected; and (3) whether any 70-day exercise interventions prevented any isolation-induced loss of strength...
November 13, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110977/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-syncope-mimics
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Diana K Coleman, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is an event that causes a transient loss of consciousness (LOC) secondary to global cerebral hypoperfusion. The transient nature of the event can make diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) difficult, as symptoms have often resolved by time of initial presentation. The symptoms and presentation of syncope are similar to many other conditions, which can lead to difficulty in establishing a diagnosis in the ED. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates patients presenting with a history concerning for possible syncope, mimics of syncope, and approach to managing syncope mimics...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098918/exercise-and-quality-of-life-after-first-ever-ischaemic-stroke-a-two-year-follow-up-study
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Lisha Hou, Xudong Du, Longmei Chen, Jijie Li, Peijing Yan, Muke Zhou, Cairong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) post-stroke is an important health outcome. Physical deconditioning and physical inactivity are highly prevalent in stroke survivors. This study aimed to assess the long-term trends in QoL and to explore the effect of exercise on the QoL of ischaemic stroke patients. METHODS: Data for this prospective study were collected at baseline using face-to-face interviews, and telephone follow-ups were completed every 3 months from 2010 through 2014...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081752/multi-system-deconditioning-in-3-day-dry-immersion-without-daily-raise
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Steven De Abreu, Liubov Amirova, Ronan Murphy, Robert Wallace, Laura Twomey, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Veronique Raverot, Françoise Larcher, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Nastassia Navasiolava
Dry immersion (DI) is a Russian-developed, ground-based model to study the physiological effects of microgravity. It accurately reproduces environmental conditions of weightlessness, such as enhanced physical inactivity, suppression of hydrostatic pressure and supportlessness. We aimed to study the integrative physiological responses to a 3-day strict DI protocol in 12 healthy men, and to assess the extent of multi-system deconditioning. We recorded general clinical data, biological data and evaluated body fluid changes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076058/pharmacotherapy-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-parkinson-disease
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REVIEW
Cyndya A Shibao, Horacio Kaufmann
Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunctions, including neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, supine hypertension and post-prandial hypotension, are relatively common in patients with Parkinson disease. Recent evidence suggests that early autonomic impairment such as cardiac autonomic denervation and even neurogenic orthostatic hypotension occur prior to the appearance of the typical motor deficits associated with the disease. When neurogenic orthostatic hypotension develops, patients with Parkinson disease have an increased risk of mortality, falls, and trauma-related to falls...
October 26, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075195/falls-and-fall-prevention-in-older-persons-geriatrics-meets-spaceflight
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REVIEW
Nandu Goswami
This paper provides a general overview of key physiological consequences of microgravity experienced during spaceflight and of important parallels and connections to the physiology of aging. Microgravity during spaceflight influences cardiovascular function, cerebral autoregulation, musculoskeletal, and sensorimotor system performance. A great deal of research has been carried out to understand these influences and to provide countermeasures to reduce the observed negative consequences of microgravity on physiological function...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054180/meta-analysis-comparing-radial-versus-femoral-approach-in-patients-75-years-and-older-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-procedures
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Dev Basu, Preet Mohinder Singh, Anubhooti Tiwari, Basavana Goudra
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients (≥75 years) undergoing coronary angioplasty are increasing. Meta-analyses have shown the benefits of radial access which might reduce hospital stay by decreasing access site complications with associated secondary benefits, however, the population over the age of 75 years were not a large part of the cohort and may behave differently due to increased atherosclerotic burden and age-related vascular changes. In addition, complications unique to this age group such as delirium and deconditioning might occur which could have a bearing on the outcome...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040224/fes-assisted-cycling-improves-aerobic-capacity-and-locomotor-function-post-cva
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Stacey E Aaron, Catherine J VanDerwerker, Aaron E Embry, Jennifer H Newton, Samuel C K Lee, Chris M Gregory
PURPOSE: After a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) aerobic deconditioning contributes to diminished physical function. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-assisted cycling is a promising exercise paradigm designed to target both aerobic capacity and locomotor function. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effects of an FES-assisted cycling intervention on aerobic capacity and locomotor function in individuals post-CVA. METHODS: Eleven individuals with chronic (> 6 months) post-CVA hemiparesis completed an 8-week (3x/wk; 24 sessions) progressive FES-assisted cycling intervention...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030644/how-to-prevent-the-detrimental-effects-of-two-months-of-bed-rest-on-muscle-bone-and-cardiovascular-system-an-rct
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Andreas Kramer, Albert Gollhofer, Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, Markus Gruber
Physical inactivity leads to a deconditioning of the skeletal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular system. It can lead to impaired quality of life, loss of autonomy, falls and fractures. Regular exercise would be a logical remedy, but the generally recommended high-volume endurance and strength training programs require a lot of time and equipment. In this randomized controlled study with 23 healthy participants, we established that a short, intensive jump training program can prevent the large musculoskeletal and cardiovascular deconditioning effects caused by two months of physical inactivity during bed rest, particularly the loss of bone mineral mass and density, lean muscle mass, maximal leg strength and peak oxygen uptake...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024353/exercise-and-physical-activity-for-patients-with-esld-improving-functional-status-and-sarcopenia-while-on-the-transplant-waitlist
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REVIEW
Andrés Duarte-Rojo, Astrid Ruiz-Margáin, Aldo J Montaño-Loza, Ricardo Macías-Rodríguez, Arny Ferrando, W Ray Kim
Sarcopenia and physical deconditioning are frequent complications in patients with cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease (ESLD). They are the end result of impaired dietary intake, chronic inflammation, altered macro- and micronutrient metabolism, and low physical activity. Frailty is the end result of prolonged sarcopenia and physical deconditioning. It severely affects a patient's functional status, and presents in about 1 in 5 patients on the liver transplant (LT) waitlist. Sarcopenia, poor physical fitness/cardiopulmonary endurance, and frailty are all associated with increased mortality in ESLD...
October 11, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991647/evaluation-of-dyspnea-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Donald A Mahler
Dyspnea is due to an imbalance between the demand to breathe and the ability to breathe. The prevalence is ∼30% for those 65 years or older with walking on a level surface or up an incline. Dyspnea is a strong predictor of mortality in elderly individuals. Anemia, cardiovascular disease, deconditioning, psychological disorders, and respiratory diseases are common causes of dyspnea. Initial treatments to relieve breathing discomfort should be directed toward improving the pathophysiology of the underlying disease...
November 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990149/management-of-arrhythmias-in-athletes-atrial-fibrillation-premature-ventricular-contractions-and-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Ernest Lai, Eugene H Chung
Management of atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions, and ventricular tachycardia without underlying cardiac disease or arrhythmogenic conditions differs in athletes from the general population. Athletes tend to be younger, healthier individuals with few comorbidities. Therapies that work well in the general population may not be appropriate or preferable for athletes. Management strategies include deconditioning, pharmacologic therapy, such as rate control with β-blockers or non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and rhythm control with class I or class III antiarrhythmic drugs, and catheter ablation...
October 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987642/handgrip-strength-shows-no-improvements-in-geriatric-patients-with-persistent-inflammation-during-hospitalization
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Kristoffer Larsen Norheim, Ivan Bautmans, Michael Kjaer
PURPOSE: Hospital-associated deconditioning due to a combination of illness and inactivity is a serious problem for elderly adults. Here we investigate whether persistence in inflammatory status affects changes in physical function during short-term hospitalization. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in elderly medical patients at a geriatric department. Measurements were obtained at admission and one week after admission and included de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) test, 30-second chair stand test (30-s CST), 4-m gait speed (4-m GST) test, handgrip strength, activity levels determined with ActivPALs, and concentrations of circulating C-reactive protein (CRP) from blood samples...
December 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987469/prevalence-of-sarcopenia-and-its-association-with-activities-of-daily-living-and-dysphagia-in-convalescent-rehabilitation-ward-inpatients
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Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Takahiro Bise, Maiko Tanoue
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia following stroke, musculoskeletal disease, or hospital-associated deconditioning in convalescent rehabilitation ward inpatients. The association between the activities of daily living (ADLs), dysphagia, and sarcopenia was also assessed. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in consecutive patients admitted to convalescent rehabilitation wards. Sarcopenia was defined as a loss of skeletal muscle mass and decreased muscle strength...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963719/cryopreservation-of-adult-unrelated-donor-products-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-the-onematch-experience-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Joseph Aziz, Gail Morris, Mina Rizk, Risa Shorr, Dena Mercer, Kimberly Young, David Allan
BACKGROUND: The frequency of cryopreserving blood stem or progenitor products from unrelated donors is not known and the underlying reasons are poorly documented. Greater insight is needed to develop policies on cryopreservation that balance donor safety with patient needs. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Cryopreservation requests between January 1, 2014, and May 31, 2016, at the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network at Canadian Blood Services were reviewed and a systematic review of the literature was performed...
September 30, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962911/from-the-international-space-station-to-the-clinic-how-prolonged-unloading-may-disrupt-lumbar-spine-stability
#18
Jeannie F Bailey, Stephanie L Miller, Kristine Khieu, Conor W O'Neill, Robert M Healey, Dezba G Coughlin, Jojo V Sayson, Douglas G Chang, Alan R Hargens, Jeffrey C Lotz
Background context Prolonged microgravity exposure is associated with localized low back pain and an elevated risk of post-flight disc herniation. Though the mechanisms by which microgravity impairs the spine are unclear, they should be foundational for developing in-flight countermeasures for maintaining astronaut spine health. Because human spine anatomy has adapted to upright posture on Earth, observations of how spaceflight affects the spine should also provide new and potentially important information on spine biomechanics that benefit the general population...
September 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955249/altered-venous-function-during-long-duration-spaceflights
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Jacques-Olivier Fortrat, Ana de Holanda, Kathryn Zuj, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Claude Gharib
Aims: Venous adaptation to microgravity, associated with cardiovascular deconditioning, may contribute to orthostatic intolerance following spaceflight. The aim of this study was to analyze the main parameters of venous hemodynamics with long-duration spaceflight. Methods: Venous plethysmography was performed on 24 cosmonauts before, during, and after spaceflights aboard the International Space Station. Venous plethysmography assessed venous filling and emptying functions as well as microvascular filtration, in response to different levels of venous occlusion pressure...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948140/sepsis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support-in-an-adolescent-with-mild-cystic-fibrosis
#20
Lauren Elizabeth Faricy, Gwynne Church
Outcomes for invasive mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to treat acute respiratory failure in patients with mild cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease are not known. We present a case of the successful use of ECMO to treat acute respiratory failure secondary to staphylococcal sepsis in an adolescent CF patient with previously normal lung function. Her post-ECMO course was notable for severe airflow obstruction, hypoxemia, deconditioning, and growth failure. She had significantly improved at six months follow-up, though she continued to have moderate airflow obstruction on pulmonary function testing...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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