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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531183/a-scoping-review-on-bio-aerosols-in-healthcare-and-the-dental-environment
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Charifa Zemouri, Hans de Soet, Wim Crielaard, Alexa Laheij
BACKGROUND: Bio-aerosols originate from different sources and their potentially pathogenic nature may form a hazard to healthcare workers and patients. So far no extensive review on existing evidence regarding bio-aerosols is available. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to review evidence on bio-aerosols in healthcare and the dental setting. The objectives were 1) What are the sources that generate bio-aerosols?; 2) What is the microbial load and composition of bio-aerosols and how were they measured?; and 3) What is the hazard posed by pathogenic micro-organisms transported via the aerosol route of transmission? METHODS: Systematic scoping review design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522765/exercise-training-in-tg%C3%AE-q-44-mice-during-the-progression-of-chronic-heart-failure-cardiac-vs-peripheral-soleus-muscle-impairments-to-oxidative-metabolism
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Bruno Grassi, Joanna Majerczak, Eleonora Bardi, Alessia Buso, Marina Comelli, Stefan Chlopicki, Magdalena Guzik, Irene Mavelli, Zenon Nieckarz, Desy Salvadego, Urszula Tyrankiewicz, Tomasz Skorka, Roberto Bottinelli, Jerzy A Zoladz, Maria Antonietta Pellegrino
Cardiac function, skeletal (soleus) muscle oxidative metabolism and the effects of exercise training were evaluated in a transgenic murine model (Tgαq*44) of chronic heart failure (CHF) during the critical period between the occurrence of an impairment of cardiac function and the stage at which overt cardiac failure ensues (i.e. from 10 to 12 months of age). Forty-eight Tgαq*44 mice and 43 wild-type (WT) FVB controls were randomly assigned to control groups and to groups undergoing 2 months of intense exercise training (spontaneous running on a instrumented wheel)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508260/sarcoidosis-in-israel-clinical-outcome-status-organ-involvement-and-long-term-follow-up
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Natalia Markevitz, Gali Epstein Shochet, Yair Levi, Lilach Israeli-Shani, David Shitrit
PURPOSE: Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease of unknown etiology with heterogeneous outcomes. This study reviewed the clinical outcome status (COS) and organ involvement of Israeli sarcoidosis patients during a five-year period. Further, we compared our results to the 'World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disease' (WASOG) COS and the 'A Case Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis' (ACCESS) instruments in order to evaluate their relevance to the Israeli population...
May 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504356/bronchoscopy-in-children-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-pulmonary-atresia-and-major-aortopulmonary-collaterals
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Douglas R Sidell, Andrew M Koth, Holly Bauser-Heaton, Doff B McElhinney, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Michael C Tracy, Frank L Hanley, Ritu Asija
OBJECTIVE: Children with Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia, and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals (TOF/PA/MAPCAs) undergoing unifocalization surgery are at risk for developing more postoperative respiratory complications than children undergoing other types of congenital heart surgery. Bronchoscopy is used in the perioperative period for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this study, we describe bronchoscopic findings and identify factors associated with selection for bronchoscopy...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498627/a-uk-community-based-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-rhinosinusitis
#5
Amtul S Sami, Glenis K Scadding, Peter Howarth
OBJECTIVES: There is limited information about the prevalence of rhinosinusitis in the UK community. This study aims to identify its prevalence and investigate any association with demographic variables. The secondary aims are to determine the degree of impairment, impact on quality of life and any costs incurred by patients. DESIGN: We used a modified version (MSNOT-20) of a quality of life instrument; the sinonasal outcome test -20 (SNOT-20), in a small and successful pilot project...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495248/clinical-benefits-echocardiographic-and-mri-assessment-after-pulmonary-sequestration-treatment
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Francesco Borgia, Francesca Santamaria, Carmine Mollica, Felice Mongiello, Francesca Esposito, Gaetano Palma, Luca Botta, Silvia Montella, Bruno Trimarco, Antonio Rapacciuolo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore systematically procedural results, clinical benefits with echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment of pulmonary sequestration percutaneous treatment. METHODS: 13 consecutive infants and children with diagnosis of isolated pulmonary sequestration (PS) had percutaneous closure of the aberrant artery supplying pulmonary sequestration between 2010 and 2015. By protocol, echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment was performed before and respectively at 6-12months and 1year with the aim to study the effects of embolization on heart volume overload and regression of pulmonary sequestration...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487184/symptom-assessment-in-non-vocal-or-cognitively-impaired-icu-patients-implications-for-practice-and-future-research
#7
REVIEW
JiYeon Choi, Margaret L Campbell, Céline Gélinas, Mary Beth Happ, Judith Tate, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Symptom assessment in critically ill patients is challenging because many cannot provide a self-report. OBJECTIVES: To describe the state of the science on symptom communication and the assessment of selected physical symptoms in non-vocal ICU patients. METHODS: This paper summarizes a 2014 American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference symposium presenting current evidence on symptom communication, delirium, and the assessment of common physical symptoms (i...
May 6, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484313/management-of-cardiac-involvement-in-muscular-dystrophies-paediatric-versus-adult-forms
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REVIEW
Alberto Palladino, Paola D'Ambrosio, Andrea Antonio Papa, Roberta Petillo, Chiara Orsini, Marianna Scutifero, Gerardo Nigro, Luisa Politano
Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic disorders characterized by muscle degeneration and consequent substitution by fat and fibrous tissue. Cardiac involvement is an almost constant feature in a great part of these diseases, as both primary myocardial involvement and secondary involvement due to respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension or reduced mobility. Primary myocardial involvement usually begins more precociously compared to the secondary involvement. In fact the first signs of cardiomyopathy can be observed in the first decade of life in muscular dystrophies with childhood onset and later in adult form of muscular dystrophies as myotonic dystrophy type 1...
December 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475726/development-and-pilot-testing-of-a-condition-specific-instrument-to-assess-the-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-born-with-esophageal-atresia
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M Dellenmark-Blom, K Abrahamsson, J H Quitmann, R Sommer, S Witt, J Dingemann, S Flieder, L Jönsson, V Gatzinsky, M Bullinger, B M Ure, C Dingemann, J E Chaplin
The survival rate of children with esophageal atresia has today reached 95%. However, children are at risk of chronic morbidity related to esophageal and respiratory dysfunction, and associated anomalies. This study describes the pilot testing of a condition-specific health-related quality-of-life instrument for children with esophageal atresia in Sweden and Germany, using a patient-derived development approach consistent with international guidelines. Following a literature review, standardized focus groups were conducted with 30 Swedish families of children with esophageal atresia aged 2-17 years...
July 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475553/competition-load-described-by-objective-and-subjective-methods-during-a-surfing-championship
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Iosu Fernández-Gamboa, Javier Yanci, Cristina Granados, Bret Freemyer, Jesús Cámara
The aims of this study were to describe the competition load of surfers during a single heat via objective and subjective methods and to analyze the relationship between objective and subjective methods with the judges' score. Ten competitive surfers were fitted with a global positioning system (GPS) during a competitive heat. The GPS was synchronized with a chronometer and a stationary video camera to identify the surfer's specific actions. After the end of each heat, participants were assessed for the rating of perceived respiratory and muscular exertion (RPEres, RPEmus) and also official scores from every participant were collected...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474131/dysphagia-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Megan J Keage, Martin B Delatycki, Isabelle Gupta, Louise A Corben, Adam P Vogel
The objective of the study was to comprehensively characterise dysphagia in Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) and identify predictors of penetration/aspiration during swallowing. We also investigated the psychosocial impact of dysphagia on individuals with FRDA. Sixty participants with FRDA were screened for dysphagia using a swallowing quality of life questionnaire (Swal-QOL) and case history. Individuals reporting dysphagia underwent a standardised oromotor assessment (Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, 2, FDA-2) and videofluoroscopic study of swallowing (VFSS)...
May 4, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461872/customers-satisfaction-about-prehospital-emergency-medical-services-in-lorestan-iran
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Heshmatolah Heydari, Aziz Kamran, Morad Esmaiel Zali, Nasser Novinmehr, Mehdi Safari
INTRODUCTION: Patient's satisfaction with health care in ambulance services is an important quality indicator and a helpful tool for managers of prehospital emergency services. This study aimed to measure patient satisfaction with health provided by prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) in Lorestan, Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients (n=450) transferred by EMS to hospitals of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences in a two-year period (2013-2014)...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460714/core-outcome-sets-for-research-and-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Alessandro Chiarotto, Raymond W Ostelo, Dennis C Turk, Rachelle Buchbinder, Maarten Boers
BACKGROUND: This masterclass introduces the topic of core outcome sets, describing rationale and methods for developing them, and providing some examples that are relevant for clinical research and practice. METHOD: A core outcome set is a minimum consensus-based set of outcomes that should be measured and reported in all clinical trials for a specific health condition and/or intervention. Issues surrounding outcome assessment, such as selective reporting and inconsistency across studies, can be addressed by the development of a core set...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451580/a-wireless-electronic-esophageal-stethoscope-for-continuous-monitoring-of-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-systems-during-anaesthesia
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H Parsaei, A Vakily, A M Shafiei
BACKGROUND: The basic requirements for monitoring anesthetized patients during surgery are assessing cardiac and respiratory function. Esophageal stethoscopes have been developed for this purpose, but these devices may not provide clear heart and lung sound due to existence of various noises in operating rooms. In addition, the stethoscope is not applicable for continues monitoring, and it is unsuitable for observing inaccessible patients in some conditions such as during CT scan. OBJECTIVE: A wireless electronic esophageal stethoscope is designed for continues auscultation of heart and lung sounds in anesthetized patients...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446987/blunt-chest-trauma-is-there-a-place-for-rib-stabilization
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REVIEW
John D Mitchell
Rib fractures are a common and highly morbid finding in patients with blunt chest trauma. Over the past decade, a renewed interest in (and instrumentation for) rib fixation in this cohort has occurred. Stabilization of the chest wall in this setting, particularly when a flail segment is present, is associated with significant reductions in the rates of respiratory failure, pneumonia, ICU stay, and mortality. Thoracic surgeons should remain actively involved in this evolving area of our specialty to further optimize patient outcomes...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446049/the-relationship-between-the-five-minute-apgar-score-mode-of-birth-and-neonatal-outcomes
#16
Harshithaa Thavarajah, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the five-minute Apgar score categories (low, intermediate, and normal), mode of birth and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross sectional study of term singleton deliveries at Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane, Australia between January 2007 and December 2015. The five minute score was subdivided in to three categories - low (0-3), intermediate (4-6), and normal (≥7). These were correlated with adverse neonatal outcomes and mode of birth...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445636/disposable-autonomous-device-for-swab-to-result-diagnosis-of-influenza
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Shichu Huang, Koji Abe, Steven Bennett, Tinny Liang, Paula D Ladd, Lindsay Yokobe, Caitlin E Anderson, Kamal Shah, Josh Bishop, Mike Purfield, Peter C Kauffman, Sai Paul, AnneMarie E Welch, Bonnie Strelitz, Kristin Follmer, Kelsey Pullar, Luis Sanchez-Erebia, Emily Gerth-Guyette, Gonzalo Domingo, Eileen Klein, Janet A Englund, Elain Fu, Paul Yager
A prototype of a self-contained, automated, disposable device for chemically amplified protein-based detection of influenza virus from nasal swab specimens was developed and evaluated in a clinical setting. The device required only simple specimen manipulation without any dedicated instrumentation or specialized training by the operator for interpretation. The device was based on a sandwich immunoassay for influenza virus nucleoprotein; it used an enzyme-labeled antibody and a chromogenic substrate to provide an amplified visible signal, in a two-dimensional paper network format...
May 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441862/spatial-temporal-dispersion-of-aerosolized-nanoparticles-during-the-use-of-consumer-spray-products-and-estimates-of-inhalation-exposure
#18
Jihoon Park, Seunghon Ham, Miyeon Jang, Jinho Lee, Sunju Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Donguk Park, Jung-Taek Kwon, Hyunmi Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghee Choi, Chungsik Yoon
We evaluated the spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure. A total of eight spray products including five propellant and three pump types were selected to evaluate the dispersion of airborne nanoparticles across time and space in a cleanroom which could control the background particles. Four products were advertised to contain silver and one contained titanium nanoparticles, while three products were specified no ENM but as being manufactured through the use of nanotechnology...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429311/improving-animal-welfare-using-continuous-nalbuphine-infusion-in-a-long-term-rat-model-of-sepsis
#19
Victor Jeger, Mattia Arrigo, Florian F Hildenbrand, Daniel Müller, Paulin Jirkof, Till Hauffe, Burkhardt Seifert, Margarete Arras, Donat R Spahn, Dominique Bettex, Alain Rudiger
BACKGROUND: Sepsis research relies on animal models to investigate the mechanisms of the dysregulated host response to infection. Animal welfare concerns request the use of potent analgesics for the Refinement of existing sepsis models, according to the 3Rs principle. Nevertheless, adequate analgesia is often missing, partly because the effects of analgesics in this particular condition are unknown. We evaluated the use of nalbuphine, an opioid with kappa agonistic and mu antagonistic effects, in rats with and without experimental sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427547/qualitative-evaluation-of-the-st-george-s-respiratory-questionnaire-in-patients-with-severe-asthma
#20
Linda M Nelsen, Miriam Kimel, Lindsey T Murray, Hector Ortega, Sarah M Cockle, Steven W Yancey, Guy Brusselle, Frank C Albers, Paul W Jones
PURPOSE: Content validity is the extent to which a patient-reported outcome measure evaluates the concepts most relevant to a patient's condition and treatment. The St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) has been validated in a range of respiratory conditions. This study evaluated the content validity of the SGRQ in patients with severe asthma. METHODS: A qualitative study, guided by a protocol, which included concept elicitation and cognitive debriefing of the SGRQ, was conducted in patients aged ≥18 years with history of severe asthma and blood eosinophil counts of ≥150/μL (past month) or ≥300/μL (past 12 months)...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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