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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631452/the-impact-of-the-anaesthetic-conserving-device-on-occupational-exposure-to-isoflurane-among-intensive-care-healthcare-professionals
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Jennifer Herzog-Niescery, Heike Vogelsang, Philipp Gude, Hans-Martin Seipp, Horst Bartz, Waldemar Uhl, Thomas P Weber, Martin Bellgardt
BACKGROUND: Use of Anesthetic Conserving Devices (ACD) for inhalational isoflurane sedation in intensive care units (ICU) has grown in recent years, and healthcare professionals are concerned about isoflurane pollution and exposure-related health risks. Real-time measurements to determine isoflurane exposure in ICU personnel during short-term patient care procedures and ACD handling have not yet been performed. METHODS: Isoflurane concentrations in the breathing zones of ICU staff (25 cm around the nose and mouth) were measured, by photoacoustic gas monitoring, during daily practice including tracheal suctioning, oral hygiene, body care, and patient positioning...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594615/oral-decontamination-techniques-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Ranjitha Chacko, Amala Rajan, Prabha Lionel, M Thilagavathi, Bijesh Yadav, Jeyarani Premkumar
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the major nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit (ICU), contributing to increased mortality and morbidity. Studies have shown that oral decontamination through the use of mechanical and pharmacological agents significantly reduces the incidence of VAP, but oral care practices in ICUs are not consistent. A double-blind randomised controlled trial was undertaken in the medical ICU of a tertiary care centre in India, to assess the efficacy of a toothbrush-based oral care technique in reducing incidence of VAP...
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547886/the-suction-mechanism-of-the-pipid-frog-pipa-pipa-linnaeus-1758
#3
David Cundall, Edward Fernandez, Frances Irish
Most suction-feeding, aquatic vertebrates create suction by rapidly enlarging the oral cavity and pharynx. Forceful enlargement of the pharynx is powered by longitudinal muscles that retract skeletal elements of the hyoid, more caudal branchial arches, and, in many fish, the pectoral girdle. This arrangement was thought to characterize all suction-feeding vertebrates. However, it does not exist in the permanently aquatic, tongueless Pipa pipa, an Amazonian frog that can catch fish. Correlating high-speed (250 and 500 fps) video records with anatomical analysis and functional tests shows that fundamental features of tetrapod body design are altered to allow P...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502655/earliest-mysticete-from-the-late-eocene-of-peru-sheds-new-light-on-the-origin-of-baleen-whales
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Olivier Lambert, Manuel Martínez-Cáceres, Giovanni Bianucci, Claudio Di Celma, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, Etienne Steurbaut, Mario Urbina, Christian de Muizon
Although combined molecular and morphological analyses point to a late middle Eocene (38-39 million years ago) origin for the clade Neoceti (Odontoceti, echolocating toothed whales plus Mysticeti, baleen whales, and relatives), the oldest known mysticete fossil dates from the latest Eocene (about 34 million years ago) of Antarctica [1, 2]. Considering that the latter is not the most stemward mysticete in recent phylogenies and that Oligocene toothed mysticetes display a broad morphological disparity most likely corresponding to contrasted ecological niches, the origin of mysticetes from a basilosaurid ancestor and its drivers are currently poorly understood [1, 3-8]...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439845/a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-obstruction
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Rami Reddy, Mitchell S Cappell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to systematically review small bowel obstruction (SBO), focusing on recent changes in diagnosis/therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: SBO incidence is about 350,000/annum in the USA. Etiologies include adhesions (65%), hernias (10%), neoplasms (5%), Crohn's disease (5%), and other (15%). Bowel dilatation occurs proximal to obstruction primarily from swallowed air and secondarily from intraluminal fluid accumulation. Dilatation increases mural tension, decreases mucosal perfusion, causes bacterial proliferation, and decreases mural tensile strength that increases bowel perforation risks...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436022/ventilation-via-the-2-4%C3%A2-mm-internal-diameter-tritube-%C3%A2-with-cuff%C3%A2-new-possibilities-in-airway-management
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M S Kristensen, M W P de Wolf, L S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: A small tube may facilitate tracheal intubation and improve surgical access. We describe our initial experience with the Tritube(®) that is a novel cuffed endotracheal tube with a 2.4 mm internal diameter. METHODS: The Tritube(®) was used in seven adult Ear-Nose-and Throat surgical patients with airway narrowing or whose surgical access was facilitated by this small-bore endotracheal tube. Ventilation through Tritube(®) is performed with the manually operated Ventrain(®) -ventilator that allows active suctioning during expiration, therefore facilitating normoventilation through small diameter airways...
April 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369634/analgesic-efficacy-of-oral-dextrose-and-breast-milk-during-nasopharyngeal-suctioning-of-preterm-infants-on-cpap-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luvena Rodrigues, Saudamini V Nesargi, Maneka Fernandes, A Shashidhar, Suman P N Rao, Swarnarekha Bhat
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) requires nasopharyngeal suctioning for airway patency, which is painful. Other procedures have used breast milk and 25% dextrose as analgesics. We aimed to compare their analgesic efficacy during nasopharyngeal suctioning in preterm neonates on CPAP. In this blinded randomized controlled trial, babies received 25% dextrose or breast milk orally. Pain before, during and after was assessed using the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) score. Analysis was done for 40 babies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346382/the-balloon-based-manometry-evaluation-of-swallowing-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Jerzy Tomik, Barbara Tomik, Sebastian Gajec, Piotr Ceranowicz, Małgorzata Pihut, Rafał Olszanecki, Paweł Stręk, Jacek Składzień
The aim of the study was to analyse the disturbances of the oro-pharyngeal swallowing phase of dysphagia in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with the use of specific manometric measurements and to evaluate their plausible association with the duration of the disease. Seventeen patients with ALS were evaluated with manometric examinations of the oral and pharyngeal part of the gastrointestinal tract. Tests were carried out by using the oesophageal balloon-based method with four balloon transducers located 5 cm away from each other...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188210/management-of-oral-secretions-in-neurological-disease
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REVIEW
Alexander J McGeachan, Christopher J Mcdermott
Sialorrhoea is a common and problematic symptom that arises from a range of neurological conditions associated with bulbar or facial muscle dysfunction. Drooling can significantly affect quality of life due to both physical complications such as oral chapping, and psychological complications such as embarrassment and social isolation. Thicker, tenacious oral and pharyngeal secretions may result from the drying management approach to sialorrhoea. The management of sialorrhoea in neurological diseases depends on the underlying pathology and severity of symptoms...
April 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180003/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-the-importance-of-education-of-icu-nurses-on-prevention-preliminary-results
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REVIEW
Bence Mogyoródi, Erzsébet Dunai, János Gál, Zsolt Iványi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) increases intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, ICU mortality, the number of ventilator days, and costs. We implemented a VAP bundle and investigated its efficacy on prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 in a 12-bed multidisciplinary ICU. The bundle was implemented on July 02, 2015. Comparative analysis was performed before and after the implementation of the bundle...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177326/supracricoid-laryngectomy-for-recurrent-laryngeal-cancer-after-chemoradiotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C A Leone, P Capasso, D Topazio, G Russo
Residual or recurrent laryngeal cancer after irradiation is a difficult clinical problem with a rate that ranges from 13% to 36% of cases. Supracricoid laryngectomy (SCL) with cricohyoidopexy (CHP) or cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) provide reliable oncological and functional results for selected primary and recurrent patients with glottic and supraglottic carcinomas. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the oncological and functional outcomes of patients treated with open partial horizontal laryngectomy types IIa and IIb (CHEP, CHP) in terms of the recurrence of squamocellular cancer of the larynx after radiotherapy failure...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176599/the-combined-use-of-oral-and-topical-tranexamic-acid-is-a-safe-efficient-and-low-cost-method-in-reducing-blood-loss-and-transfusion-rates-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Deniz Cankaya, Uygar Dasar, Ahmet Burak Satilmis, Serdar Hakan Basaran, Mustafa Akkaya, Murat Bozkurt
AIMS: The combined (IV (intravenous) + topical) use of tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to be a safe method and more effective than single (IV or topical) application. The optimal administration method of TXA is still being investigated and safety, efficiency and cost are the three main crucial parameters in achieving the best administration method. We aimed to determine whether combined (oral + topical) use of TXA reduced blood loss and transfusion rates more than single (topical) administration in TKA and whether oral + topical use is as safe and efficient as the IV + topical use, in addition to the main advantage of relatively low cost...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999021/development-of-operationalized-intravenous-to-oral-antibiotic-switch-criteria
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H Akhloufi, M Hulscher, D C Melles, J M Prins, H van der Sijs, A Verbon
OBJECTIVES: Despite huge overlap in suggested criteria for a safe intravenous (iv)-to-oral antibiotic switch, there is considerable variation in their operationalization. The objective of this study was to develop a set of measurable conditions that should be met in adult hospitalized patients for a safe iv-to-oral switch. METHODS: A RAND-modified Delphi procedure was performed to develop a set of operationalized iv-to-oral switch criteria. Switch criteria and their accompanying suggested measurable conditions were extracted from the literature and appraised by a multidisciplinary expert panel during two questionnaire rounds with a face-to-face meeting between these two rounds...
February 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969048/oral-glucose-efficacy-on-neonate-s-pain-responses-at-the-nicu-a-quasi-experimental-trial-of-two-clinical-procedures
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Eman M Matar, Diana H Arabiat, Mandie J Foster
AIM: This research was undertaken with the purpose of testing two research hypotheses regarding the efficacy of 10% oral glucose solution on procedural pain associated with venepuncture and nasopharyngeal suctioning within three neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The hypotheses were formulated from previous conclusions reached by other researchers highlighting the efficacy of sucrose solutions on neonates' pain responses during minor painful procedures. METHOD: A quasi-experimental trial utilising a time series design with one group was used...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885221/a-new-oral-care-gel-to-prevent-aspiration-during-oral-care
#15
Megumi Moriya, Miwa Matsuyama, Junko Inukai, Yukihiro Michiwaki, Hiroshi Iwabuchi, Tadashi Ogasawara, Koichiro Matsuo, Yasunori Sumi
AIM: Although oral care is important in the prevention of aspiration pneumonia, the different institutions and practitioners employ various oral care methods, some of which are associated with the risk of aspiration. We have developed a new gel with the physical properties needed for waterless oral care. In the present study, we evaluated and investigated the properties and effectiveness of this gel. METHODS: The physical properties of the trial gel and commercial moisturizing gels were compared using a VAS scale...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855775/use-of-closed-suction-drain-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-an-overrated-practice
#16
Gaurav M Sharma, Gauresh Palekar, Dilip D Tanna
PURPOSE: The age-old practice of closed suction drain following orthopedic procedures has been challenged since past few decades. Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of closed suction drain after total knee arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty patients (135 knees) with primary Total Knee Arthroplasty were divided into a study group (no drain) and a control group (drain used). Inclusion criteria were grade 3 and grade 4 osteoarthritis of the knee...
2016: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818117/-induced-abortion-guidelines-for-clinical-practice%C3%A2-%C3%A2-text-of-the-guidelines-short-text
#17
REVIEW
C Vayssière, A Gaudineau, L Attali, K Bettahar, S Eyraud, P Faucher, P Fournet, D Hassoun, M Hatchuel, C Jamin, B Letombe, T Linet, M Msika Razon, A Ohanessian, H Segain, S Vigoureux, N Winer, S Wylomanski, A Agostini
OBJECTIVE: Develop recommendations for the practice of induced abortion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Pubmed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign Gyn-Obs societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: The number of induced abortions (IA) has been stable for several decades. There are a lot of factors explaining the choice of abortion when there is an unplanned pregnancy (UPP). Early initiation and choice of contraception in connection to the woman's life are associated with lower NSP...
December 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797725/morphology-and-distribution-of-taste-papillae-and-oral-denticles-in-the-developing-oropharyngeal-cavity-of-the-bamboo-shark-chiloscyllium-punctatum
#18
Carla J L Atkinson, Kyle J Martin, Gareth J Fraser, Shaun P Collin
Gustation in sharks is not well understood, especially within species that ingest food items using suction. This study examines the morphological and immunohistochemical characterisation of taste papillae and oral denticles in the oropharynx of the brown-banded bamboo shark Chiloscyllium punctatum and compares their distribution during development. Taste papillae of C. punctatum are located throughout the oropharyngeal region and are most concentrated on the oral valves (2125-3483 per cm(2) in embryos; 89-111 per cm(2) in mature adults) close to the tooth territories...
December 15, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766723/rumination-syndrome-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
I Absah, A Rishi, N J Talley, D Katzka, M Halland
BACKGROUND: Rumination syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by effortless and repetitive regurgitation of recently ingested food from the stomach to the oral cavity followed by either re-swallowing or spitting. Rumination is thought to occur due to a reversal of the esophagogastric pressure gradient. This is achieved by a coordinated abdominothoracic maneuver consisting of a thoracic suction, crural diaphragm relaxation and an increase in intragastric pressure...
April 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751699/comparing-the-effectiveness-of-a-novel-suction-set-up-using-an-adult-endotracheal-tube-connected-to-a-meconium-aspirator-vs-a-traditional-yankauer-suction-instrument
#20
Jonathan Kei, Donald P Mebust
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that an adult 8.0 endotracheal tube (ETT) connected to a neonatal meconium aspirator would improve suctioning during emergent endotracheal intubation compared to the Yankauer suction instrument, the standard tool used by emergency physicians. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of a Yankauer vs. an ETT-meconium aspirator set-up in suctioning liquids of different viscosities. METHODS: The Yankauer and ETT-meconium aspirator device underwent a head-to-head timed comparison, suctioning 250 mL of three different fluids, varying in viscosity...
April 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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