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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069467/validity-and-reliability-of-a-french-version-of-reflux-symptom-index
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Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Camille Finck, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVE: To develop a French version of the Reflux Symptom Index (Fr-RSI) and to assess its internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with a reflux finding score > 7 and an Fr-RSI > 13 were enrolled and treated with 20 mg of pantoprazole twice daily and diet changes for 3 months. Ninety asymptomatic subjects were also included in the study...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060276/the-rodent-psychomotor-vigilance-test-rpvt-a-method-for-assessing-neurobehavioral-performance-in-rats-and-mice
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Catherine M Davis, Peter G Roma, Robert D Hienz
The human Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) is a widely used procedure for measuring changes in fatigue and sustained attention. The present article describes a rodent version of the PVT-termed the "rPVT"-that measures similar aspects of attention (i.e., performance accuracy, motor speed, premature responding, and lapses in attention). Data are presented that demonstrate both the short- and long-term usefulness of the rPVT when employed with laboratory rats. Rats easily learn the rPVT, and learning to perform the basic procedure takes less than two weeks of training...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057073/a-comparison-of-emergency-airway-management-between-neuromuscular-blockades-alone-and-rapid-sequence-intubation-an-analysis-of-multicenter-prospective-study
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Nobuhiro Sato, Yusuke Hagiwara, Hiroko Watase, Kohei Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Although airway management with neuromuscular blockade (NMB) alone is discouraged in the emergency department (ED), our previous study demonstrated that many patients were intubated using NMBs alone without sedatives. To refute this practice, we sought to compare the intubation success and adverse event rates between NMBs only and rapid sequence intubation (RSI). METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the data from a prospective observational study of ED patients in 13 hospitals who underwent emergency airway management from April 2010 to August 2012...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056532/analyzing-the-area-under-the-curve-of-pharyngeal-ph-probes-in-the-diagnosis-of-reflux-disease
#4
Joel W Jones, Kevin J Sykes, Anna Pavelonis, Hema Pappu, Amy M Nguyen, James D Garnett
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the area under the curve (AUC) from 24-hour pharyngeal pH probes and evaluate this parameter as a predictor of disease severity for laryngopharyngeal reflux. METHODS: Eighty patients met inclusion criteria of a completed 24-hour pharyngeal pH probe and Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) questionnaire. The AUC was calculated below a pH threshold of 5.5 using the trapezoidal rule. The RSI and RYAN scores were correlated with AUC values, and nonparametric tests were used for comparisons...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056178/is-there-any-benefit-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-older-than-60-years
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Cécile Toanen, Guillaume Demey, Panagiotis G Ntagiopoulos, Paolo Ferrua, David Dejour
BACKGROUND: Results of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are traditionally excellent in younger and nonarthritic patients. During the past few decades, people older than 60 years have become more active than ever, with more demanding physical lifestyles. An increase also has been noted in active patients with diagnosed ACL injuries. More patients are requesting treatment for ACL deficiency in hopes of returning to preinjury levels of activity. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the results of ACL reconstruction in patients older than 60 years in terms of functional recovery, return to sports, and postoperative incidence of osteoarthritis and to compare their results with published results of different age groups...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046810/su-f-t-615-comparison-of-plan-quality-for-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-using-single-and-multi-isocenter-techniques
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J Chang, A Wernicke, S Pannullo
PURPOSE: To compare the plan quality of linear accelerator (linac)-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) using single-isocenter volumetric arc therapy (SI-VMAT), restricted single-isocenter dynamic-arc (RSI-DARC), and multi-isocenter DARC (MI-DARC) techniques. METHODS: Fifteen SRS cases were randomly selected and re-planned using the SI-VMAT (Pinnacle), RSI-DARC (iPlanNet) and MI-DARC (iPlanNet). The number of planning target volumes (PTVs) for each plan ranged from 1 to 6...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040170/hanseniaspora-uvarum-prolongs-shelf-life-of-strawberry-via-volatile-production
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Xiaojie Qin, Hongmei Xiao, Xu Cheng, Hailian Zhou, Linyuan Si
Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea led to severe postharvest losses for strawberry industry. In recent years, some studies have shown that postharvest diseases of strawberry can be controlled by using bacterial, fungal and yeast strains. The yeast strain Hanseniaspora uvarum was shown as an effective antagonist against B. cinerea growth. Here, we further investigated the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) production of H. uvarum and how this could impact on postharvest gray mold control of strawberry. A total of 28 VOCs were detected by GC-MS in the headspace of H...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008387/role-of-ph-monitoring-in-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-patients-with-voice-disorders
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Swati Maldhure, Ramanathan Chandrasekharan, Amit-Kumar Dutta, Ashok Chacko, Mary Kurien
INTRODUCTION: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is considered an important cause of voice disorder. We aimed to determine the frequency of LPR in patients with voice disorder and the association between Koufman Reflux Symptom Index (RSI), Reflux Finding Score (RFS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and proximal acid reflux in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study in patients aged more than 18 years presenting at the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) clinic with a change in voice lasting more than 3 weeks...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005650/impact-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-on-the-levels-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Ahmet Altintaş, Aliye Soylu, Yakup Yegin, Mustafa Çelik, Kamil Hakan Kaya
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of the presence of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on the level of depression and anxiety in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). STUDY DESIGN: A nonrandomized, prospective clinical study. METHODS: In total, 62 patients with an apnea-hypopnea index >5 were included in this study. Each patients completed the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and Reflux Symptom Index (RSI)...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004504/association-between-24-hour-combined-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-monitoring-and-symptoms-or-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
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S I Kim, O E Kwon, S Y Na, Y C Lee, J M Park, Y G Eun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between the parameters of 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII)-pH monitoring and the symptoms or quality of life (QoL) in laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study without controls. SETTING: University teaching hospital. METHODS: Forty-five LPR patients were selected from subjects who underwent 24-hour MII-pH monitoring and were diagnosed with LPR from September 2014 to May 2015...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999709/-microsurgical-approach-to-the-ambient-cistern
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Pablo Ajler, Michael Cruz Bravo, Lucas Garategui, Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Gustavo Isolan, Álvaro Campero
OBJECTIVE: To describe a step-by-step approach to the ambient cistern by the suboccipital retrosigmoid supracerebellar infratentorial (RSI) approach. DESCRIPTION: The RSI approach is performed in the same manner as the suboccipital retrosigmoid approach, usually used to access the pathology of the cerebellopontine angle, with the following modifications: (1) we always use the semi-sitting position, (2) the craniotomy-craniectomy must expose the transverse sinus and extend 5 cm medially to the inion, (3) when performing the dural opening it is necessary to mobilize the dura with the transverse sinus upwards, (4) under magnification with surgical microscope the cerebellomedullary cistern should be opened in order to drain cerebrospinal fluid for relaxing the cerebellum, and (5) arachnoidal adherences and bridging veins must be coagulated and cut if necessary...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978880/-prevalence-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-in-fuzhou-region-of-china
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X M Chen, Y Li, W L Guo, W T Wang, M Lu
Objective: To assess the prevalence of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) in the Fuzhou region. Methods: A total of 4100 subjects who aged from 10 to 70 years derived from a random cluster sampling in fourty districts of Fuzhou region and they were asked to complete questionnaires. According to the grade standard of reflux symptom index (RSI), subjects with total score more than 13 were defined as having LPRD. The factors associated with LPRD were evaluated with corrective analysis. Results: Effective questionnaires were obtained from 4 063 of 4 100 subjects...
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976450/studying-the-safety-and-performance-of-rapid-sequence-intubation-data-collection-method-matters
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Andrea S Rinderknecht, Jenna R Dyas, Benjamin T Kerrey, Gary L Geis, Mona H Ho, Matthew R Mittiga
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe and compare chart and video review as data collection sources for the study of Emergency Department (ED) Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study compares the availability and content of key RSI outcome and process data from two sources: chart and video data from 12 months of pediatric ED RSI. Key outcomes included adverse effects (oxyhemoglobin desaturation, physiologic changes, inadequate paralysis, vomiting), process components (number of laryngoscopy attempts, end-tidal CO2 detection), and timing data (duration of pre-oxygenation and laryngoscopy attempts)...
December 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917146/a-unified-theoretical-framework-for-cognitive-sequencing
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Tejas Savalia, Anuj Shukla, Raju S Bapi
The capacity to sequence information is central to human performance. Sequencing ability forms the foundation stone for higher order cognition related to language and goal-directed planning. Information related to the order of items, their timing, chunking and hierarchical organization are important aspects in sequencing. Past research on sequencing has emphasized two distinct and independent dichotomies: implicit vs. explicit and goal-directed vs. habits. We propose a theoretical framework unifying these two streams...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895909/retained-surgical-items-after-abdominal-and-pelvic-surgery-incidence-trend-and-predictors-observational-study
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Ahmad Elsharydah, Kimberly O Warmack, Abu Minhajuddin, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce
INTRODUCTION: Surgical retained items (RSIs) are associated with increase in perioperative morbidity and mortality. We used a large national database to investigate the incidence, trends and possible predictors for RSIs after major abdominal and pelvic procedures. METHODS: The nationwide inpatient sample data were queried to identify patients who underwent major abdominal and pelvic procedures and discharged with secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of (998.44 and 998...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894561/apneic-oxygenation-may-not-prevent-severe-hypoxemia-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-a-retrospective-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-study
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Sattha Riyapan, Jeffrey Lubin
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine the effectiveness of apneic oxygenation in preventing hypoxemia during prehospital rapid sequence intubation (RSI). METHODS: We performed a case-cohort study using a pre-existing database looking at intubation management by a single helicopter emergency medical service between July 2013 and June 2015. Apneic oxygenation using high-flow nasal cannula (15 L/min) was introduced to the standard RSI protocol in July 2014. Severe hypoxemia was defined as an incidence of oxygen saturation less than 90%...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833390/oropharyngeal-acid-reflux-and-motility-abnormalities-of-the-proximal-esophagus
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Sandro Passaretti, Giorgia Mazzoleni, Cristian Vailati, Pier Alberto Testoni
AIM: To investigate the relationship between pathological oropharyngeal (OP) acid exposure and esophageal motility in patients with extra-esophageal syndromes. METHODS: In this prospective study we enrolled consecutive outpatients with extra-esophageal symptoms suspected to be related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We enrolled only patients with a reflux symptom index (RSI) score-higher than 13 and with previous lung, allergy and ear, nose and throat evaluations excluding other specific diagnoses...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825368/impact-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-on-subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-a-prospective-study
#18
Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a prevalent, not well-understood disease affecting a high proportion of patients who seek laryngology consultation. The objective of this prospective case series is to explore the subjective and objective voice modifications in Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), especially the usefulness of acoustic parameters as treatment outcomes, and to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of voice disorder. METHODS: Forty-one patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) > 7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) > 13 were enrolled and treated with pantoprazole 20 mg twice daily for three months...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785883/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-first-pass-success-rates-in-emergency-department-intubation-creating-a-benchmark-for-emergency-airway-care
#19
Louise Park, Irene Zeng, Andrew Brainard
OBJECTIVE: Many EDs have begun to evaluate their airway performance. The first-pass success (FPS) rate is a commonly used marker of proficiency, and has been associated with rates of adverse events. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to quantify the ED FPS rates and summarise the rates of adverse events associated with endotracheal intubation. METHODS: A structured literature search was performed through MEDLINE and EMBASE. Research published since 2000 was included if it prospectively collected data on all patients intubated in the ED and reported the FPS rates...
October 27, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735051/restriction-spectrum-imaging-reveals-decreased-neurite-density-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Richard Q Loi, Kelly M Leyden, Akshara Balachandra, Vedang Uttarwar, Donald J Hagler, Brianna M Paul, Anders M Dale, Nathan S White, Carrie R McDonald
OBJECTIVE: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has become a popular tool for delineating the location and extent of white matter injury in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, DTI yields nonspecific measures that are confounded by changes occurring within both the intracellular and extracellular environments. This study investigated whether an advanced diffusion method, restriction spectrum imaging (RSI) could provide a more robust measure of white matter injury in TLE relative to DTI due to RSI's ability to separate intraaxonal diffusion (i...
November 2016: Epilepsia
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