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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286279/management-of-esophageal-and-pharyngeal-perforation-as-complications-of-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Moo Sung Kang, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jeong Yoon Park, Sung Uk Kuh, Dong Kyu Chin, Byung Ho Jin, Keun Su Kim, Yong Eun Cho
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience in treating esophageal and pharyngeal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery. METHODS: Six patients with esophageal injury and one patient with pharyngeal injury after anterior cervical spinal surgery, managed at our department between 2000 and 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: During the study period, seven patients (six male and one female; mean age, 45 years) presented with esophageal perforation...
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250130/pathways-of-prion-spread-during-early-chronic-wasting-disease-in-deer
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Clare E Hoover, Kristen A Davenport, Davin M Henderson, Nathaniel D Denkers, Candace K Mathiason, Claudio Soto, Mark D Zabel, Edward A Hoover
Among prion infections, two scenarios of prion spread are generally observed: (a) early lymphoid tissue replication or (b) direct neuroinvasion without substantial antecedent lymphoid amplification. In nature, cervids are infected with chronic wasting disease (CWD) prions by oral and nasal mucosal exposure, and studies of early CWD pathogenesis have implicated pharyngeal lymphoid tissue as the earliest sites of prion accumulation. However, knowledge of chronological events in prion spread during early infection remains incomplete...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244461/induction-chemotherapy-with-cisplatin-and-ifosfamide-in-locally-advanced-inoperable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-a-single-institution-experience
#3
S Zaheer, S A Siddiqui, M Akram, S A Hasan
BACKGROUND: Induction chemotherapy (ICT) in patients with head and neck cancer has been studied since a long time. The addition of taxanes to the cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5FU) (PF) regimen results in superior antitumor activity. We did this study to see the response and toxicity of ICT with cisplatin and ifosfamide followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced, unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (SCCHN). AIMS: The aim of this study was to see the results of ICT using cisplatin and ifosfamide regimen in locally advanced unresectable SCCHN in terms of acute and chronic toxicity and response to treatment...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235797/inhaled-corticosteroids-and-respiratory-infections-in-children-with-asthma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Cristine Cazeiro, Cristina Silva, Susana Mayer, Vanessa Mariany, Claire Elizabeth Wainwright, Linjie Zhang
CONTEXT: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between ICS use and risk of pneumonia and other respiratory infections in children with asthma. DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed from inception until May 2015. We also searched clinicaltrials.gov and databases of pharmaceutical manufacturers. STUDY SELECTION: We selected randomized trials that compared ICS with placebo for at least 4 weeks in children with asthma...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213342/virtual-visits-for-acute-nonurgent-care-a-claims-analysis-of-episode-level-utilization
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Aliza S Gordon, Wallace C Adamson, Andrea R DeVries
BACKGROUND: Expansion of virtual health care-real-time video consultation with a physician via the Internet-will continue as use of mobile devices and patient demand for immediate, convenient access to care grow. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to analyze the care provided and the cost of virtual visits over a 3-week episode compared with in-person visits to retail health clinics (RHC), urgent care centers (UCC), emergency departments (ED), or primary care physicians (PCP) for acute, nonurgent conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191325/management-of-esophageal-burns-caused-by-caustic-ingestion-a-case-report
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Bita Shahbazzadegan, Mehdi Samadzadeh, Iraj Feizi, Yousef Shafaiee
INTRODUCTION: Domestic and industrial swallowing of caustic substances can cause acute and chronic injuries. In the acute phase of care, focus is on the immediate control of tissue damage and perforation, and in the chronic phase, the focus is on the treatment of pharyngeal narrowing and impaired swallowing. CASE PRESENTATION: The patients of this report were an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, who had esophageal burns after ingesting chemicals, and for solving their nutritional problems, such as difficulty in swallowing, they had underwent surgery...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126503/-pathophysiology-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-and-its-cardiometabolic-consequences
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Marie Destors, Renaud Tamisier, Louis-Marie Galerneau, Patrick Lévy, Jean-Louis Pepin
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by recurrent partial or complete pharyngeal collapses during sleep. The pathophysiology of OSAS is complex and multifactorial. Factors influencing upper airway patency include a reduction in upper airway dimensions that can result from both anatomical and functional alterations (obesity, fluid shift or maxillo-facial structural changes), and increased pharyngeal collapsibility owing to reduced neuromuscular compensation and lack of the pharyngeal protective reflex during sleep...
January 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107239/management-of-pharyngeal-fistulas-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-treatment-algorithm-for-severe-complications
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Christian Simon, Carl H Fürstenberg, Markus Eichler, Stefan Rohde, Cem Bulut, Bernd Wiedenhöfer
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective database query to identify all anterior spinal approaches. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess all patients with pharyngocutaneous fistulas (PCFs) after anterior cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with the diagnosis of PCFs were treated at the University of Heidelberg Spine Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Department of Otolaryngology (Germany), between 2005 and 2011...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028683/muckle-wells-syndrome-in-chinese-patients-a-single-center-case-series
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REVIEW
Di Wu, Min Shen
Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare autoinflammatory disease. This study aimed to report the clinical features and gene variations of the first case series of MWS patients in Chinese population. Four Han Chinese patients were diagnosed with MWS and followed up at our adult clinic for autoinflammatory diseases. All relevant phenotypes and genotypes were collected. All patients were adult male. The median age of disease onset was 4.5 years, and one patient had adult-onset disease. No positive family history was observed...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904911/effect-of-bihemispheric-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-dysphagia-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Young Hyun Ahn, Hyun-Joo Sohn, Jin-Sung Park, Tae Gyu Ahn, Yong Beom Shin, Minsu Park, Sung-Hwa Ko, Yong-Il Shin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether bihemispheric anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with conventional dysphagia therapy could improve swallowing function in chronic stroke patients with dysphagia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Twenty-six patients with dysphagia for at least 6 months post-stroke were randomly assigned into: (i) bihemispheric anodal tDCS group; or (ii) sham group. METHODS: All patients underwent 10 tDCS sessions with simultaneous conventional swallowing therapy for 2 weeks...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898687/effects-of-chronologic-age-and-young-child-exposure-on-respiratory-syncytial-virus-disease-among-us-preterm-infants-born-at-32-to-35-weeks-gestation
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Eric A F Simões, Evan J Anderson, Xionghua Wu, Christopher S Ambrose
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease as a function of chronologic age and exposure to young children in US preterm infants. METHODS: In the RSV Respiratory Events among Preterm Infants Outcomes and Risk Tracking (REPORT) study, preterm infants born at 32-35 weeks gestational age (wGA) were enrolled from 188 US clinics and followed September-May of 2009-2010 or 2010-2011. Infants with medically-attended acute respiratory illness had nasal/pharyngeal swabs collected for viral testing...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884793/sex-stress-and-sleep-apnoea-decreased-susceptibility-to-upper-airway-muscle-dysfunction-following-intermittent-hypoxia-in-females
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REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis, Fiona McDonald
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a devastating respiratory control disorder more common in men than women. The reasons for the sex difference in prevalence are multifactorial, but are partly attributable to protective effects of oestrogen. Indeed, OSAS prevalence increases in post-menopausal women. OSAS is characterized by repeated occlusions of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. Dysfunction of the upper airway muscles controlling airway calibre and collapsibility is implicated in the pathophysiology of OSAS, and sex differences in the neuro-mechanical control of upper airway patency are described...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797900/viral-associated-gn-hepatitis-b-and-other-viral-infections
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Warren L Kupin
By definition, viral-associated GN indicates the direct pathogenic relationship between active viral replication and the development of acute GN. This definition is in sharp contrast to the semantic label and pathophysiologic foundation behind postinfectious GN that uniquely develops only during a period of resolved and absent active infection. The primary example of postinfectious GN are the glomerular lesions described after a pharyngeal or cutaneous streptococcal infection and do not represent the clinical or immunologic pattern seen with viral-associated GN...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797859/snorting-the-clivus-away-an-extreme-case-of-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesion
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Marco Molteni, Alberto Maria Saibene, Ketty Luciano, Alberto Maccari
Cocaine is a drug with relevant socioeconomic and clinical implications, which is usually recreationally used for its stimulant effects. It is widely known that the habit of snorting cocaine is associated with a peculiar type of drug-induced chronic rhinitis, which leads to inflammation of the sinonasal mucosa, slowly progressing to a destruction of nasal, palatal and pharyngeal tissues. These characteristic lesions due to cocaine abuse are commonly called cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL)...
October 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666086/effectiveness-of-kobayashi-plug-for-252-ears-with-chronic-patulous-eustachian-tube
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Toshiaki Kikuchi, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Hidetoshi Oshima, Iori Takata, Tetsuaki Kawase, Takeshi Oshima, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
CONCLUSIONS: Trans-tympanic plugging of the Eustachian tube (ET) with the silicone plug (Kobayashi Plug) induced long-term effectiveness for over 80% of chronic and severe patulous ET (PET) patients. The New Kobayashi Plug was more effective with fewer complication of plug descent to the pharyngeal orifice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and complications of trans-tympanic plugging of the ET using a Kobayashi Plug for chronic PET. METHOD: Trans-tympanic plugging of the ET using the Kobayashi Plug was performed for 252 ears of 191 patients...
March 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640141/work-up-of-globus-assessing-the-benefits-of-neck-ultrasound-and-videofluorography
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Pia Järvenpää, Taru Ilmarinen, Ahmed Geneid, Petra Pietarinen, Teemu J Kinnari, Heikki Rihkanen, Johanna Ruohoalho, Mari Markkanen-Leppänen, Leif Bäck, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus patients with normal ear, nose, and throat (ENT) status are a diagnostic challenge. The symptom may be long lasting and cause concern about malignancy, leading to possibly unnecessary further investigation. The aim of the study was to assess whether radiological examinations are useful in globus diagnostics, how often patients suffer from persistent globus, and whether globus patients with normal ENT status develop a malignancy during a follow-up. We reviewed medical records of all 76 globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2009...
February 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599684/-head-and-neck-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-normal-tissues-dose-constraints-pharyngeal-constrictor-muscles-and-larynx
#17
REVIEW
P Graff, V Woisard, S Racadot, J Thariat, Y Pointreau
Radio-induced pharyngolaryngeal chronic disorders may challenge the quality of life of head and neck cancer long survivors. Many anatomic structures have been identified as potentially impaired by irradiation and responsible for laryngeal edema, dysphonia and dysphagia. Some dose constraints might be plausible such as keeping the mean dose to the pharyngeal constrictor muscles under 50 to 55Gy, the mean dose to the supra-glottic larynx under 40 to 45Gy and, if feasible, the mean dose to the glottic larynx under 20Gy...
October 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576681/feeding-tube-utilization-in-patients-with-salivary-gland-malignancies
#18
Diane Wenhua Chen, Jan S Lewin, Li Xu, Stephen Y Lai, G Brandon Gunn, Clifton David Fuller, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Aasheesh Kanwar, Erich M Sturgis, Katherine A Hutcheson
Objectives To evaluate feeding tube utilization in patients with salivary gland malignancies (SGMs). Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. Subjects and Methods Patients (N = 287) were sampled from an epidemiologic SGM registry during a 12-year period. Feeding tube history was retrospectively reviewed. Patients with outside locoregional therapy or palliative treatment were excluded. Enteral feeding and length of dependence were analyzed as a function treatment modality and site of SGM...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554506/dual-ph-with-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-subjective-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms
#19
Evan C Cumpston, Joel H Blumin, Jonathan M Bock
OBJECTIVES: Minimal data exist to define the use of contemporary dual pH with multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) probes integrating both pharyngeal acid and impedance sensors to evaluate laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms in a laryngology clinic population. This study was performed to review a series of patients tested with dual pH-MII for suspected LPR symptoms and to analyze pH-MII data findings for this patient cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with planned data collection...
December 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503912/somatic-complaints-are-significantly-associated-with-chronic-uninvestigated-dyspepsia-and-its-symptoms-a-large-cross-sectional-population-based-study
#20
Zahra Heidari, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Awat Feizi, Hamid Afshar, Payman Adibi
Background/Aims: Somatization may influence persistence and severity of symptoms in gastrointestinal diseases. Some studies suggest that somatization is associated with chronic uninvestigated dyspepsia (CUD); however, the association is unclear. We aimed to determine the association between the profiles of somatic complaints with CUD and its symptoms. Methods: In a cross-sectional study conducted on 4763 Iranian adults, somatic complaints were assessed using a comprehensive 31-items questionnaire...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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