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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785797/relationship-between-handgrip-strength-and-pulmonary-function-in-apparently-healthy-older-women
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Da-Hye Son, Ji-Won Yoo, Mi-Ra Cho, Yong-Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between handgrip strength and pulmonary function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of older Korean women. SETTING: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling women aged 65 and older without chronic diseases or pulmonary disease (N=605). MEASUREMENTS: Handgrip strength was measured using a digital hand dynamometer, and pulmonary function was tested according to guidelines of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society using a spirometry system...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785299/thoracoscopic-segmentectomy-hybrid-approach-for-clinical-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Koyo Shirahashi, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Mitsuyoshi Matsumoto, Yusaku Miyamaoto, Hiroyasu Komuro, Kiyoshi Doi, Hisashi Iwata
Background: Recently, minimally invasive surgical approaches have been developed, typified by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). A meticulous surgical procedure to prevent local recurrence is required during segmentectomy for clinical stage I non-small-cell primary lung cancer. In this article, we demonstrated the validity of hybrid VATS segmentectomy. Methods: Of these 125 patients, 62 (49.6%) underwent intensively radical segmentectomy (RS). The remaining 63 (50...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784606/associated-with-ischemic-stroke-risk-reduction-after-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-for-palmar-sweating
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Chun-Gu Cheng, Chun-An Cheng, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Jiunn-Tay Lee
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) was performed to cure palmar hyperhidrosis (PH). After ETS, blood pressure decreased, and cerebral flow velocity increased within 1 month. However, no studies distinguish between subsequent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke following ETS for PH. The association between stroke type and PH after ETS must be evaluated. METHODS: We surveyed newly diagnosed patients with PH using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnostic code 708...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780956/bilateral-corneal-denting-after-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-a-case-report
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Satsuki Obata, Akiko Miki, Hisanori Imai, Makoto Nakamura
Purpose: To report a case of temporary bilateral corneal denting in a patient who underwent cardiovascular surgery under general anesthesia. Observations: A 71-year-old male with no history of ophthalmological disease experienced bilateral corneal denting immediately after undergoing surgery for aneurysm of the thoracic aorta under general anesthesia. Anesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with rocuronium bromide and remifentanil hydrochloride. The initial examination revealed significant denting on the surface of both the corneas and ocular hypotension...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780714/how-can-genetic-diagnosis-inform-the-decision-of-when-to-operate
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REVIEW
Maral Ouzounian, Scott A LeMaire
Genetic discovery for heritable thoracic aortic disease (HTAD) has been progressing at a brisk pace. Surgical management of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections has become more personalized, with genetic factors increasingly informing the decision of when to operate on patients. An improved understanding of genotype-phenotype correlations in patients with HTAD will ultimately lead to gene- and mutation-specific recommendations for surgical repair. Until more robust data from larger cohorts can inform our decisions, patients with HTAD should be seen by an aortic specialist for a tailored approach to elective surgical repair...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779591/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-neuromuscular-and-chest-wall-diseases
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REVIEW
Janet Hilbert
Neuromuscular and chest wall diseases include a diverse group of conditions that share common risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing, including respiratory muscle weakness and/or thoracic restriction. Sleep-disordered breathing results from both the effects of normal sleep on ventilation and the additional challenges imposed by the underlying disorders. Patterns of sleep- disordered breathing vary with the specific diagnosis and stage of disease. Sleep hypoventilation precedes diurnal respiratory failure and may be difficult to recognize clinically because symptoms are nonspecific...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778857/development-of-a-risk-score-based-on-aortic-calcification-to-predict-1-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Pierre Lantelme, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Muriel Rabilloud, Géraud Souteyrand, Marion Dupré, Marco Spaziano, Marc Bonnet, Clément Becle, Benjamin Riche, Eric Durand, Erik Bouvier, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Pierre-Yves Courand, Lucie Cassagnes, Eduardo E Dávila Serrano, Pascal Motreff, Loic Boussel, Thierry Lefèvre, Brahim Harbaoui
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a new scoring system based on thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) to predict 1-year cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. BACKGROUND: A calcified aorta is often associated with poor prognosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A risk score encompassing aortic calcification may be valuable in identifying poor TAVR responders. METHODS: The C4 CAPRI (4 Cities for Assessing CAlcification PRognostic Impact) multicenter study included a training cohort (1,425 patients treated using TAVR between 2010 and 2014) and a contemporary test cohort (311 patients treated in 2015)...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778658/marijuana-and-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Donald P Tashkin
As marijuana smoking prevalence increases in the U.S. concern regarding its potential risks to lung health has also risen, given the general similarity in the smoke contents between marijuana and tobacco. Most studies have found a significant association between marijuana smoking and chronic bronchitis symptoms after adjustment for tobacco. While reports are mixed regarding associations between marijuana smoking and lung function, none has shown a relationship to decrements in forced expired volume in 1 sec (FEV1) and few have found a relationship to a decreased ratio of FEV1 to forced vital capacity (FVC), possibly related to an association between marijuana and an increased FVC...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777670/the-impact-of-mitral-disease-etiology-on-operative-mortality-following-mitral-valve-operations
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J Scott Rankin, Maria Grau-Sepulveda, David M Shahian, A Marc Gillinov, Rakesh Suri, James S Gammie, Steven F Bolling, Patrick M McCarthy, Vinod H Thourani, Niv Ad, Sean M O'Brien, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar
BACKGROUND: The patho-etiology of mitral regurgitation (MR) has been suggested as a mediator of outcomes following mitral valve (MV) operations, particularly in ischemic functional mitral regurgitation (IMR). This study examined the independent association of MV etiology with mortality. METHODS: Using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database, all patients undergoing mitral valve replacement or repair from 2011-2014 were assessed. Patients who underwent concomitant surgical ablation, septal defect closure, tricuspid valve repair, or coronary artery bypass grafting were included...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777306/respiratory-manifestations-in-lps-responsive-beige-like-anchor-lrba-protein-deficient-patients
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Oded Shamriz, Bella Shadur, Adeeb NaserEddin, Irina Zaidman, Natalia Simanovsky, Orly Elpeleg, Eitan Kerem, Joel Reiter, Polina Stepensky
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) protein deficiency is a rare syndrome of primary immune deficiency and immune dysregulation. In this study, we sought to summarize our experience with respiratory manifestations in LRBA-deficient patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of LRBA-deficient patients treated at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Data retrieved included pulmonary workup, disease course, treatment, and outcome. Ten patients were included...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776440/radiological-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-associated-to-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
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D Hassoun, S Dirou, P P Arrigoni, C Durant, M Hamidou, A Néel, C Agard
BACKGROUND: Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a very rare interstitial lung disease (ILD) characterized by progressive fibrotic lesions of the visceral pleura and the sub-pleural parenchyma, affecting predominantly the upper lobes. PPFE may occur in different contextes like bone marrow or lung transplantations, but also in the context of telomeropathy with mutations of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), telomerase RNA component (TERC) or regulator of telomere elongation helicase 1 (RTEL1) genes...
May 18, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775809/transient-asymptomatic-pulmonary-opacities-during-osimertinib-treatment-and-its-clinical-implication
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Hansang Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Youjin Kim, Song Ee Park, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
INTRODUCTION: Osimertinib is an oral, potent, irreversible 3rd generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) approved for the treatment of T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who failed 1st or 2nd generation EGFR TKIs. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare complication with osimertinib, occurring in 1-3%. Recently, relatively high incidence of transient asymptomatic pulmonary opacities (TAPOs) which are different from ILD has been described. However, its clinical implication has not been fully determined yet...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773082/no-detectable-differential-microrna-expression-between-non-atherosclerotic-arteries-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-treated-or-untreated-with-metformin-and-non-diabetic-patients
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Lasse Bach Steffensen, Søren Feddersen, Simone Rørdam Preil, Lars Melholt Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), however, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Using non-atherosclerotic internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) obtained from coronary artery bypass grafting, we previously identified a distinct elevation in the level of proteins comprising the arterial basement membrane in T2DM patients not treated with metformin. Altered transcription of genes encoding these proteins has not been observed, indicating alternative mechanisms of dysregulation...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772585/thoracoplasty-current-view-on-indication-and-technique
#15
Oleg Kuhtin, Marina Veith, Mohammed Alghanem, Ivan Martel, Dmitrii Giller, Viktor Haas, Ludwig Lampl
Thoracoplasty was invented for removing cavities between thoracic wall and remnant lung or mediastinum. It was initially used in cases of tuberculosis or unspecific infections, while currently it is used mainly for space problems after lobectomy/pneumonectomy.This article presents an overview of the historical and current techniques of this surgical procedure.Nowadays, thoracoplasty is rarely performed due to the low incidence of diseases for which this method is necessary. Therefore, this method has even been discredited...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769108/correlation-between-the-sagittal-spinopelvic-alignment-and-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-retrospective-study
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Qi Lai, Tian Gao, Xin Lv, Xuqiang Liu, Zongmiao Wan, Min Dai, Bin Zhang, Tao Nie
BACKGROUND: Pain and disability associated with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) results in significant burden on both the patients' quality of life and healthcare costs. Currently, there is controversy regarding the specificity of spinopelvic measures of sagittal plane alignment with respect to DLS. Moreover, the correlation among spinopelvic parameters of sagittal plane alignment remains to be clarified. Our aim in this study was to compare these measurements between patients with single-segment DLS at L5 and a control group with no history of DLS...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769040/novel-aggrecan-variant-p-gln2364pro-causes-severe-familial-nonsyndromic-adult-short-stature-and-poor-growth-hormone-response-in-chinese-children
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Dandan Xu, Chengjun Sun, Zeyi Zhou, Bingbing Wu, Lin Yang, Zhuo Chang, Miaoying Zhang, Li Xi, Ruoqian Cheng, Jinwen Ni, Feihong Luo
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the aggrecan (ACAN) gene can cause short stature (with heterogeneous clinical phenotypes), impaired bone maturation, and large variations in response to growth hormone (GH) treatment. For such cases, long-term longitudinal therapy data from China are still scarce. We report that a previously unknown ACAN gene variant reduces adult height and we analyze the GH response in children from an affected large Chinese family. METHODS: Two children initially diagnosed with idiopathic short stature (ISS) and a third mildly short child from a large Chinese family presented with poor GH response...
May 16, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767819/is-there-a-prospect-for-hybrid-aortic-arch-surgery
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REVIEW
Mohamad Bashir, Amer Harky, Haris Bilal
The surge of endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm in current modern aortic surgery practice has been the key for surgical management of elective cases of thoracic aortic aneurysms. This has paved way for the combined hybrid approach to be amongst the armamentarium for the management of aortic arch disease. The pivotal understanding of the aortic arch natural history coupled with device technology advancement allowed surgeons insight into delivery of hybrid surgery with acceptable morbidity and mortality results...
May 16, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766672/ribcage-deformity-and-the-altered-breathing-pattern-in-children-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#19
Antonella LoMauro, Paolo Fraschini, Simona Pochintesta, Marianna Romei, Maria G D'Angelo, Andrea Aliverti
AIM: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disease characterized by bones fragility and progressive deformity. Life expectancy is reduced in the non-lethal most severe type III form before the age of 10 years. The main cause of death in OI is respiratory insufficiency resulting from impaired thoracic function worsened by ribcage deformity and scoliosis. METHODS: We used opto-electronic plethysmography to study chest geometry, the ventilatory, and the thoraco-abdominal pattern at rest in supine position in children younger than 10 years...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765175/the-impact-of-walking-speed-on-interlimb-coordination-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Cheng-Chieh Lin, Robert C Wagenaar
[Purpose] Interlimb coordination can be affected by the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and may result in an increased risk of falls. The purpose of the current study was to compare changes in interlimb coordination in individuals with Parkinson's disease to healthy older adults while systematically manipulating walking speed. [Subjects and Methods] Participants walked on a treadmill while systematically increasing and decreasing the walking speed between 0.22 and 1.30 m/s. Kinematic data were collected by means of a three dimensional motion capture system...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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