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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343034/-a-study-on-the-effects-and-safety-of-sequential-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygenation-therapy-on-the-copd-patients-after-extubation
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J C Zhang, F X Wu, L L Meng, C Y Zeng, Y Q Lu
Objective: To investigate and compare the effect and safety of nasal high-flow oxygen therapy (HFNCO) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV) therapy after extubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: All COPD patients subjected to mechanical ventilation in the Emergency Intensive Unit of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University during January 2015 to June 2016 were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups after extubation and HFNCO and NIV were adopted on each group respectively...
January 9, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336231/a-new-and-universal-classification-system-of-skin-substitutes-inspired-by-factorial-design
#2
Evan Davison-Kotler, Vaibhav Sharma, Norbert Kang, Elena García-Gareta
The complexity of the dermal layer of skin means that damage to this section can result in permanent impairment of function. Partial or total dermal loss is a feature of deep burns and chronic wounds such as pressure sores or diabetic ulcers. The issues posed by traditional skin grafts have led to substantial research being carried out in the fields of tissue engineering and biomaterials science to develop a vast array of alternative skin substitutes. Given the large number of different materials, manufacturing methods, and techniques for implementation described for artificial skin substitutes, many classification systems have been created to simplify their categorization...
January 16, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319575/duplex-ultrasonography-assisted-freestyle-pedicled-perforator-flaps-for-the-repair-of-myelomeningocele-defects
#3
Atsushi Imaizumi
BACKGROUND: Perforator flaps have unique advantages that may overcome the shortcomings of conventional approaches to myelomeningocele reconstruction. However, identifying and dissecting tiny perforators in neonates is arduous. We have overcome these obstacles with a freestyle flap approach that uses duplex ultrasonography to locate perforator vessels, allowing for limited superficial dissection. This report describes the duplex ultrasonography-assisted freestyle pedicled perforator flap technique for closure of myelomeningocele defects, with long-term clinical outcomes...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284875/efficacy-and-safety-of-using-air-versus-alkalinized-2-lignocaine-for-inflating-endotracheal-tube-cuff-and-its-pressure-effects-on-incidence-of-postoperative-coughing-and-sore-throat
#4
Pallavi Gaur, Pravin Ubale, Prashant Khadanga
Background and Objective: We wished to compare the endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure inflated with air or alkalinized lignocaine during anesthesia and evaluate clinical symptoms such as coughing and sore throat (postoperative sore throat [POST]) following tracheal extubation. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective randomized controlled study conducted in a tertiary care set up over a period of 1 year. We included 100 patients in age group of 18-65 years posted for elective surgeries of duration more than 90 min under general anesthesia with N2O-O2 mixture...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284856/proseal-laryngeal-mask-airway-versus-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-for-laparoscopic-surgical-procedures-under-general-anesthesia-a-random-comparative-study
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Suchita Shailesh Parikh, Shivam Bipin Parekh, Chaula Doshi, Varsha Vyas
Context: The Proseal LMA(PLMA), which has been designed especially for positive pressure ventilation and protection against aspiration can act as an alternative to Endotracheal Tube (ETT) as an effective airway device for patients undergoing elective Laparoscopic surgeries. Aims: To compare the efficacy and safety of PLMA with ETT in patients undergoing Laparoscopic surgeries under general anaesthesia. Settings and Design: A prospective, randomized study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital with 60 patients of ASA grade I/II undergoing elective Laparoscopic surgery under general anaesthesia...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275608/-application-of-the-supine-position-in-microsurgery-for-lesions-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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J Q Li, G Chen, X Li, Z Wang, D Zhou
Objective: To validate the usefulness of the supine position in microsurgery for lesions of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) by the retrosigmoid approach. Methods: Thirty-nine patients with lesions (22 cases of tumor, 11 cases of trigeminal neuralgia and 6 cases of hemifacial spasm) of the CPA underwent tumor resection surgery or microvascular decompression surgery (MVDS). The patients were operated on in the supine position by retrosigmoid approach with the head turned 50 to 60 degrees away from the lesion and with slight forward flexion of the neck...
December 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249583/bronchial-blocker-versus-left-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-for-one-lung-ventilation-in-right-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Yao Lu, Wei Dai, Zhijun Zong, Yimin Xiao, Di Wu, Xuesheng Liu, Gordon Tin Chun Wong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the quality of lung deflation of a left-sided double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) with a bronchial blocker (BB) for one-lung ventilation in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, clinical study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-five adult patients undergoing esophageal tumor surgery using VATS with right lung deflation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248435/delphi-consensus-of-an-expert-committee-in-oncogeriatrics-regarding-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-seniors-with-cancer-in-spain
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Maria-Jose Molina-Garrido, Carmen Guillén-Ponce, Remei Blanco, Juana Saldaña, Jaime Feliú, Maite Antonio, Rosa López-Mongil, Primitivo Ramos Cordero, Regina Gironés
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to reach a national consensus in Spain regarding the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) domains in older oncological patients and the CGA scales to be used as a foundation for widespread use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Delphi method was implemented to attain consensus. Representatives of the panel were chosen from among the members of the Oncogeriatric Working Group of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). Consensus was defined as ≥66...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220207/mr-imaging-of-muscle-trauma-anatomy-biomechanics-pathophysiology-and-imaging-appearance
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Dyan V Flores, Catalina Mejía Gómez, Mauricio Estrada-Castrillón, Edward Smitaman, Mini N Pathria
Muscle is an important component of the muscle-tendon-bone unit, driving skeletal motion through contractions that alter the length of the muscle. The muscle and myotendinous junction (MTJ) are most commonly injured in the young adult, as a result of indirect mechanisms such as overuse or stretching, direct impact (penetrating or nonpenetrating), or dysfunction of the supporting connective tissues. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is widely used for assessment of muscle injuries. This review illustrates the MR imaging appearance of a broad spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic traumatic lesions of muscle, highlighting the pathophysiology, biomechanics, and anatomic considerations underlying these lesions...
December 8, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218379/a-prospective-international-observational-prevalence-study-on-prone-positioning-of-ards-patients-the-apronet-ards-prone-position-network-study
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C Guérin, P Beuret, J M Constantin, G Bellani, P Garcia-Olivares, O Roca, J H Meertens, P Azevedo Maia, T Becher, J Peterson, A Larsson, M Gurjar, Z Hajjej, F Kovari, A H Assiri, E Mainas, M S Hasan, D R Morocho-Tutillo, L Baboi, J M Chrétien, G François, L Ayzac, L Chen, L Brochard, A Mercat
INTRODUCTION: While prone positioning (PP) has been shown to improve patient survival in moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients, the rate of application of PP in clinical practice still appears low. AIM: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of use of PP in ARDS patients (primary endpoint), the physiological effects of PP, and the reasons for not using it (secondary endpoints). METHODS: The APRONET study was a prospective international 1-day prevalence study performed four times in April, July, and October 2016 and January 2017...
December 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208341/hemodynamic-correlates-of-nutritional-indexes-in-heart-failure
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Yu Horiuchi, Shuzou Tanimoto, Taishi Okuno, Jiro Aoki, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Yu Sato, Tetsu Tanaka, Keita Koseki, Kota Komiyama, Hiroyoshi Nakajima, Kazuhiro Hara, Kengo Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition in heart failure (HF) is related to altered intestinal function, which could be due to hemodynamic changes. We investigated the usefulness of novel nutritional indexes in relation to hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 139 HF patients with reduced ejection fraction who underwent right heart catheterization. We investigated correlations between right side pressures and nutritional indexes, which include controlling nutritional (CONUT) score and geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189283/effects-of-increasing-airway-pressures-on-the-pressure-of-the-endotracheal-tube-cuff-during-pelvic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Eric B Rosero, Esra Ozayar, Javier Eslava-Schmalbach, Abu Minhajuddin, Girish P Joshi
BACKGROUND: Tracheal tube cuff pressures exceeding the perfusion pressures of the tracheal mucosa have been associated with complications such as sore throat, tracheal mucosa ulcers, tracheal rupture, and subglottic stenosis. Despite appropriate inflation, many factors can increase the tracheal cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation. This prospective observational cohort study was designed to test the hypothesis that during a clinical model of decreasing respiratory compliance, the pressure within the endotracheal tube cuff will rise in direct relationship to increases in the airway pressures...
November 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180925/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-chronic-wounds-review-of-available-literature
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Dariusz Bazaliński, Joanna Przybek-Mita, Beata Barańska, Paweł Więch
Marjolin's ulcer is a rare, aggressive skin cancer developing in scar tissue, chronic ulcers and areas affected by inflammations. Its incidence is estimated to range from 1% to 2% of all burn scars. It most frequently takes the form of squamous cell carcinoma which sometimes is diagnosed during examination of lesions developing in scars and hard-to-heal chronic wounds (pressure sores, leg ulcers). Therapeutic management of Marjolin's ulcer requires well-designed treatment plan to ensure optimal medical care and good quality of life for the patient...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176992/immunosenescence-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-relation-to-urinary-tract-infections-a-cross-sectional-study
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David Pavlicek, Jörg Krebs, Simona Capossela, Alessandro Bertolo, Britta Engelhardt, Jürgen Pannek, Jivko Stoyanov
Background: Individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI), despite specialized rehabilitation and good health care, have a reduced life expectancy. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonias, infected pressure sores and urinary tract infections (UTI) have been identified as the leading causes of mortality. We hypothesise that a premature onset of immune frailty occurs in SCI, possibly caused also by recurrent urinary tract infections.A cross sectional study was performed comparing blood and urine samples between able bodied controls (n = 84) and persons with spinal cord injury (n = 85)...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174477/the-effect-of-hip-reconstruction-on-gross-motor-function-levels-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#15
Mutlu Cobanoglu, Emre Cullu, Imran Omurlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the hip reconstruction has an effect on gross motor function classification system (GMFCS) levels in patients with hip instability in cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: A total of 45 hips of 30 patients (mean age: 8.7 (4-17) years) with CP operated due to hip instability with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up were included into the study. Migration index was used for classification of the severity of hip instability...
November 23, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137052/arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation-mimicking-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-a-case-report
#16
Eun H Chun, Hee J Baik, Rack K Chung, Hun J Lee, Kwangseob Shin, Jae H Woo
RATIONALE: Arytenoid dislocation is very rare and may be misdiagnosed as vocal cord paralysis or a self-limiting sore throat. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 70-year-old male (70 kg, 156 cm) was scheduled for transurethral resection of bladder tumors. A McGrath videolaryngoscope, with a basic cuffed Mallinckrodt oral tracheal tube of 7.5 mm internal diameter, was used to successfully intubate his trachea. The duration of surgery was 25 minutes. In the recovery room, he complained of sore throat and dyspnea with inspiratory stridor, which were not resolved after intravenous injection of 10 mg of dexamethasone...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130570/cold-water-or-partial-body-cryotherapy-comparison-of-physiological-responses-and-recovery-following-muscle-damage
#17
Erich Hohenauer, Joseph T Costello, Rahel Stoop, Ursula M Küng, Peter Clarys, Tom Deliens, Ron Clijsen
The aim of this study was to compare i) the physiological responses following cold-water immersion (CWI) and partial-body cryotherapy (PBC) and ii) the effects on recovery following a muscle-damaging protocol (5 x 20 drop jumps). Nineteen healthy males were randomly allocated into either a CWI (10 °C for 10 min; n = 9) or a PBC (-60 °C for 30 sec, -135 °C for 2 min; n = 10) group. The physiological variables (thigh muscle oxygen saturation [SmO2 ], cutaneous vascular conductance [CVC], mean-arterial pressure [MAP] and local skin temperature) were assessed immediately prior and up to 60 min post-treatment (10 min intervals)...
November 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110150/the-effect-of-an-aerobic-exercise-bout-24%C3%A2-h-prior-to-each-doxorubicin-treatment-for-breast-cancer-on-markers-of-cardiotoxicity-and-treatment-symptoms-a-rct
#18
Amy A Kirkham, Neil D Eves, Rob E Shave, Kelcey A Bland, Joshua Bovard, Karen A Gelmon, Sean A Virani, Don C McKenzie, Eric J Stöhr, Darren E R Waburton, Kristin L Campbell
PURPOSE: In rodents, a single exercise bout performed 24 h prior to a single doxorubicin treatment provides cardio-protection. This study investigated whether performing this intervention prior to every doxorubicin treatment for breast cancer reduced subclinical cardiotoxicity and treatment symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-four women with early stage breast cancer were randomly assigned to perform a 30-min, vigorous-intensity treadmill bout 24 h prior to each of four doxorubicin-containing chemotherapy treatments or to usual care...
November 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102830/prognostic-significance-of-a-prolonged-international-normalized-ratio-in-elderly-patients-in-an-internal-medicine-ward
#19
Galina Plotnikov, Lior Bracha, Shimon Izhakian, Moshe Tishler, Oleg Gorelik
PURPOSE: To investigate clinical characteristics and the prognostic significance of a prolonged international normalized ratio (INR) without obvious cause or anticoagulant treatment, in elderly inpatients. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data, in-hospital death and 30day-mortality were prospectively registered for 100 consecutive patients aged ≥75years admitted to an internal medicine ward for a variety of acute medical disorders, and compared according to normal (≤1...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097771/subclinical-pulmonary-dysfunction-contributes-to-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-susceptibility-in-healthy-non-mountaineers
#20
Rajinder K Gupta, Poonam Soree, Koundinya Desiraju, Anurag Agrawal, Shashi Bala Singh
HAPE susceptible (HAPE-S, had HAPE episode in past) subjects may have subclinical cardio-pulmonary dysfunction. We compared the results of pulmonary function tests in 25 healthy HAPE-S non-mountaineers and 19 matched HAPE resistant (HAPE-R, no HAPE episode in past). Acute normobaric hypoxia (FIo2 0.12) was administered at sea level to confirm hypoxia intolerance in HAPE-S. Unlike HAPE-R, HAPE-S subjects had elevated baseline and post-hypoxia systolic pulmonary arterial pressures (20.9 ± 3 vs 27.3 ± 5 mm Hg during normoxia and 26...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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