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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933703/effects-of-cpap-therapy-on-visceral-fat-thickness-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-adipokines-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Susanna S S Ng, Eric K H Liu, Ronald C W Ma, Tat-On Chan, Kin-Wang To, Ken K P Chan, Jenny Ngai, Wing-Ho Yip, Fanny W S Ko, Chun-Kwok Wong, David S C Hui
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome. This study explores the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for patients with OSA on visceral and mesenteric fat thickness, carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and adipokines. METHODS: A randomized controlled study was conducted at a teaching hospital on 90 patients newly diagnosed with OSA to receive either therapeutic CPAP or subtherapeutic CPAP for 3 months...
December 9, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933652/nonobstructive-diffuse-dilated-bowel-loops-prenatal-diagnosis-fetal-characteristics-and-neonatal-outcomes
#2
Guy Katz, Ben Pode-Shakked, Michal Berkenstadt, Ron Bilik, Sylvie Polak Charcon, Iris Barshack, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of fetuses with a diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all pregnancies with fetal diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops over 14 years in a large tertiary referral center. Fetomaternal and neonatal characteristics and outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Seven fetuses had sonograms showing diffuse dilated bowel loops; none of them had intestinal obstruction after labor...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933478/mri-in-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-a-pictorial-review
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REVIEW
Ferenc Czeyda-Pommersheim, Bobby Kalb, James Costello, Joy Liau, Arash Meshksar, Hina Arif Tiwari, Diego Martin
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an ascending infection of the female genital tract caused by the spread of bacteria from the vagina to the pelvic reproductive organs and occasionally the peritoneum. The most common causative organisms are sexually transmitted. PID is a significant source of morbidity among reproductive age women both as a cause of abdominal pain and as a common cause of infertility. Its clinical presentation is often nonspecific, and the correct diagnosis may first come to light based on the results of imaging studies...
December 8, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933438/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-the-evaluation-of-renal-parenchymal-stiffness-in-patients-with-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction
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Hatice Arioz Habibi, Rumeysa Yasemin Cicek, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Emel Ure, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Mine Aslan, Salim Caliskan, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the detection of renal parenchymal damage in kidneys with and without ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). METHODS: Twenty-five pediatric patients with a diagnosis of UPJO who underwent surgery and 15 pediatric patients with conservatively managed UPJO were prospectively evaluated with ARFI elastography. Sixteen healthy volunteers constituted the control group. Shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements in the upper, mid, and lower poles of the affected kidney were performed...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933351/-modern-modifications-of-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
#5
T Verse, B A Stuck
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was first described in 1964 with regard to surgical treatment of snoring and in 1981 with regard to treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The initial surgical techniques for OSA were very invasive, frequently leading to significant morbidity and complications. Wolfgang Pirsig et al. were the first in Germany to recognize that a radical surgical technique increased only the complications, not the efficacy of UPPP. The less invasive surgical technique developed based on these findings is still established in Germany...
December 8, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933278/a-simple-method-for-closure-of-urethrocutaneous-fistula-after-tubularized-incised-plate-repair-preliminary-results
#6
Mehdi Shirazi, Ali Ariafar, Amir Hossein Babaei, Abdosamad Ashrafzadeh, Ali Adib
BACKGROUND: Urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF) is the most prevalent complication after hypospadias repair surgery. Many methods have been developed for UCF correction, and the best technique for UCF repair is determined based on the size, location, and number of fistulas, as well as the status of the surrounding skin. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we introduced and evaluated a simple method for UCF correction after tubularized incised plate (TIP) repair. METHODS: This clinical study was conducted on children with UCFs ≤ 4 mm that developed after TIP surgery for hypospadias repair...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933182/angiopoietin-like-protein-4-and-cardiovascular-function-in-copd
#7
B Waschki, A M Kirsten, O Holz, T Meyer, R Lichtinghagen, K F Rabe, H Magnussen, T Welte, H Watz, S Janciauskiene
INTRODUCTION: The coexistence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequent and might be inter-related through inflammation-related processes reflected by specific markers. Here, we studied angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), an upcoming cardiovascular marker, in stable COPD, and its relationship to cardiovascular function with respect to well-known CVD risk factors. METHODS: In a prospective COPD cohort study, we investigated serum ANGPTL4 levels, vascular status (ankle-brachial index (ABI)) and cardiac function (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)) as well as airflow limitation, objectively measured physical activity, the metabolic syndrome, high-sensitive C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and other CVD risk factors at 2 time points...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933137/gallstone-ileus-associated-with-impaction-at-meckel-s-diverticulum-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Harveen K Lamba, Yiwen Shi, Ajita Prabhu
Gallstone ileus due to erosion of one or more gallstones into the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction. The site of impaction is usually distal ileum, and less commonly the jejunum, colon, duodenum, or stomach. We report a rare case of gallstone ileus with impaction at the proximal small bowel and at a Meckel's diverticulum (MD) in a 64-year-old woman managed with laparoscopic converted to open small bowel resections. Patient was discharged home in stable condition and remained asymptomatic at 6-mo follow up...
November 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933034/a-novel-molybdenum-containing-methionine-sulfoxide-reductase-supports-survival-of-haemophilus-influenzae-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-infection
#9
Rabeb Dhouib, Dk Seti Maimonah Pg Othman, Victor Lin, Xuanjie J Lai, Hewa G S Wijesinghe, Ama-Tawiah Essilfie, Amanda Davis, Marufa Nasreen, Paul V Bernhardt, Philip M Hansbro, Alastair G McEwan, Ulrike Kappler
Haemophilus influenzae is a host adapted human mucosal pathogen involved in a variety of acute and chronic respiratory tract infections, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, all of which rely on its ability to efficiently establish continuing interactions with the host. Here we report the characterization of a novel molybdenum enzyme, TorZ/MtsZ that supports interactions of H. influenzae with host cells during growth in oxygen-limited environments. Strains lacking TorZ/MtsZ showed a reduced ability to survive in contact with epithelial cells as shown by immunofluorescence microscopy and adherence/invasion assays...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932875/screening-of-long-non-coding-rna-and-tug1-inhibits-proliferation-with-tgf-%C3%AE-induction-in-patients-with-copd
#10
Wenxiang Tang, Zhenyu Shen, Jiang Guo, Shenghua Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differentially expressed long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and the potential role of lncRNA TUG1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from both COPD and non-COPD lung tissues, and microarray analysis was performed with 25,628 lncRNA probes and 20,106 mRNA probes. In addition, five up-regulated and five down-regulated lncRNAs were selected for identification using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932874/bronchodilator-response-of-advanced-lung-function-parameters-depending-on-copd-severity
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Linnea Jarenbäck, Göran Eriksson, Stefan Peterson, Jaro Ankerst, Leif Bjermer, Ellen Tufvesson
BACKGROUND: COPD is defined as partly irreversible airflow obstruction. The response pattern of bronchodilators has not been followed in advanced lung function parameters. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate bronchodilator response pattern in advanced lung function parameters in a continuous fashion along forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) percent predicted (%p) in COPD patients and controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-one smokers/ex-smokers (41 controls and 40 COPD) performed spirometry, body plethysmography, impulse oscillometry and single-breath helium dilution carbon monoxide diffusion at baseline, after salbutamol inhalation and then after an additional inhalation of ipratropium...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932873/coherence-between-self-reported-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mimi Thyregod, Uffe Bodtger
The beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) in patients with COPD, as well as the methods of their assessment, are well known and described. As objective measures of PA, such as the use of motion sensors, video recordings, exercise capacity testing, and indirect calorimetry, are not easily obtained in the daily clinical life, the reliability of the more accessible self-reported measurements of PA is important. In this review, we systematically identified original studies involving COPD patients and at least one parameter of self-reported and objective exercise testing, and analyzed every article for coherence between the objectively and self-reported measured PA...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932872/randomized-controlled-trials-and-real-world-observational-studies-in-evaluating-cardiovascular-safety-of-inhaled-bronchodilator-therapy-in-copd
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Peter Kardos, Sally Worsley, Dave Singh, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, David E Newby, Hana Müllerová
Long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) or long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) bronchodilators and their combination are recommended for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the efficacy of LAMAs and LABAs has been well established through randomized controlled trials (RCTs), questions remain regarding their cardiovascular (CV) safety. Furthermore, while the safety of LAMA and LABA monotherapy has been extensively studied, data are lacking for LAMA/LABA combination therapy, and the majority of the studies that have reported on the CV safety of LAMA/LABA combination therapy were not specifically designed to assess this...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932762/-correlations-between-lipid-ratio-oxidative-stress-status-in-copd-patients-and-pulmonary-hypertension-%C3%A2-as-well-as-prognosis
#14
Chunzhi Li, Li Yan, Jinwei Xu
To investigate the correlations between lipid ratio/oxidative stress status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and pulmonary hypertension as well as the prognosis.
 Methods: A total of 120 patients with COPD were randomly selected and served as the COPD group and 30 healthy persons were selected as the control group. The ratios of low density lipoprotein (LDL)/high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride (TG)/HDL and total cholesterol (TC)/HDL were measured. The superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) content and total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) level in the control group and COPD patients were detected...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932748/-hydrocephalus-associated-with-small-clinoidal-meningioma-that-resolved-after-tumor-removal-a-case-report
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Hidemoto Fujiwara, Toyotaka Aiba, Toru Watanabe, Tetsuya Hiraishi, Yukihiko Fujii
PURPOSE: Small meningiomas causing hydrocephalus without obstruction of the ventricular system are rare. Herein, we report a case of small clinoidal meningioma with communicating hydrocephalus, which resolved after tumor removal. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old woman presented with a 1-month history of memory disturbance followed by gait disturbance. MR images revealed a right clinoidal meningioma, 2 cm in diameter, and dilatation of the ventricles suggesting communicating hydrocephalus...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932629/breathlessness-during-daily-activity-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-london-chest-activity-of-daily-living-scale-in-patients-with-advanced-disease-and-refractory-breathlessness
#16
Charles C Reilly, Claudia Bausewein, Rachel Garrod, Caroline J Jolley, John Moxham, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: The London Chest Activities of Daily Living Scale measures the impact of breathlessness on both activity and social functioning. However, the London Chest Activities of Daily Living Scale is not routinely used in patients with advanced disease. AIM: To assess the psychometric properties of the London Chest Activities of Daily Living Scale in patients with refractory breathlessness due to advanced disease. DESIGN: A cross-sectional secondary analysis of data from a randomised controlled parallel-group, pragmatic, single-blind fast-track trial (randomised controlled trial) investigating the effectiveness of an integrated palliative and respiratory care service for patients with advanced disease and refractory breathlessness, known as the Breathlessness Support Service (NCT01165034)...
December 8, 2016: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932434/rapidly-progressing-dual-infection-with-aspergillus-and-rhizopus-when-soil-inhabitants-become-deadly-invaders
#17
Milind Bhagat, Alwyn Rapose
We present a case report of a 61-year-old patient with acute pulmonary and cerebral infections with Aspergillus and Rhizopus. The only risk factor for invasive fungal disease was high-dose corticosteroids used to treat her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. She had rapid progression and succumbed to her infections within 2 weeks of diagnosis in spite of aggressive antifungal therapy and surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rapidly fatal dual infection with Aspergillus and Rhizopus Our case highlights the role of high-dose corticosteroids as a risk factor for invasive fungal disease in patients without traditional risk factors like haematological malignancies, solid organ transplantation or uncontrolled diabetes...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932409/increased-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-compared-to-weight-and-age-matched-controls
#18
Feyzi Gokosmanoglu, Aygül Güzel, Elif Kilic Kan, Hulusi Atmaca
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus and obesity are well-known risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA). Cushing's syndrome (CS) is also characterised by obesity and diabetes mellitus. However, the association between CS and OSA remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the possible associations between CS and OSA in this study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty female patients with newly diagnosed active CS and 30 age-, gender and body mass index (BMI)-matched female controls were included in this study...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932405/dentoskeletal-effects-of-oral-appliance-wear-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-snoring-patients
#19
Giulio Alessandri-Bonetti, Vincenzo D'Antò, Chiara Stipa, Roberto Rongo, Serena Incerti-Parenti, Ambrosina Michelotti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the dentoskeletal changes associated with long-term and continuous mandibular advancement device (MAD) use in sleep-related breathing disorder patients. METHODS: Cephalometric measurements and three-dimensional model analysis were performed at baseline and after 3.5 ± 1.1 years in 20 snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea patients treated with the Silensor® appliance. Intra-group differences were compared using paired t-test or Wilcoxon signed-rank test...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932338/meaning-of-living-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Gabriella Marx, Maximilian Nasse, Henrikje Stanze, Sonja Owusu Boakye, Friedemann Nauck, Nils Schneider
OBJECTIVES: To explore what it means for patients to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as an incurable and constantly progressing disease. DESIGN: Qualitative longitudinal study using narrative and semistructured interviews. This paper presents findings of the initial interviews. Analysis using grounded theory. SETTING: Lung care clinics and community care in Lower Saxony, Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 17 patients with advanced-stage COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) III/IV)...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
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