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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726799/the-insular-cortex-dynamically-maps-changes-in-cardiorespiratory-interoception
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Mahlega S Hassanpour, W Kyle Simmons, Justin S Feinstein, Qingfei Luo, Rachel Lapidus, Jerzy Bodurka, Martin P Paulus, Sahib S Khalsa
Palpitations and dyspnea are fundamental to the human experience of panic anxiety, but it remains unclear how the brain dynamically represents changes in these interoceptive sensations. We used isoproterenol, a rapidly acting peripheral beta-adrenergic agonist similar to adrenaline, to induce sensations of palpitation and dyspnea in healthy individuals (n=23) during arterial spin labeling (ASL) functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). We hypothesized that the right mid-insular cortex, a central recipient of viscerosensory input, would preferentially respond during the peak period of cardiorespiratory stimulation...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720670/symptom-clusters-and-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-copd
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Kyeung Eun Lim, Sung Reul Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, So Ri Kim
BACKGROUND: COPD is one of the most common respiratory diseases. Patients with COPD experience and suffer from various physical and psychological symptoms. We performed this study to identify symptom clusters and the effects on quality of life (QOL) in patients with COPD. METHODS: A total of 130 COPD subjects were recruited from a university hospital in South Korea. Dyspnea, fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, dry mouth, and physical functional status were assessed with structured questionnaires...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712898/iatrogenic-vertebral-artery-injury-during-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Qing Guan, Long Chen, Ye Long, Zhou Xiang
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic vertebral artery injury (VAI) during anterior cervical surgery is rare but potentially catastrophic. METHOD: The causes, presentation, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of VAI were reviewed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. English-language studies and case reports published from 1980 to 2017 were retrieved. Data on diagnosis, surgical procedures and approach, site and cause of VAI, management, outcomes, and VA status were extracted...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696624/-it-all-started-with-a-simple-symptom-and-then%C3%A2-basic-palliative-medical-tools-for-primary-care-physicians
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Christophe Dulong De Rosnay, Tony Tai, Olivier Pasche
The treatment of symptoms in palliative care is of primary importance, though this in itself is not sufficient for the relief of all aspects of a patient's suffering. Pain, dyspnea, or anxiety cannot be reduced to a single somatic characteristic, the psychological implications and the consequences on the patient's daily life being of paramount importance. A respect with regard to certain basic principles, and a full knowledge of the main therapeutic approaches available, allow for a better initial management of the symptoms...
November 2, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695764/laryngeal-cysts-in-adults-simplifying-classification-and-management
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Richard Heyes, David G Lott
Objective Laryngeal cysts may occur at any mucosa-lined location within the larynx and account for 5% to 10% of nonmalignant laryngeal lesions. A number of proposed classifications for laryngeal cysts exist; however, no previously published classification aims to guide management. This review analyzes contemporary laryngeal cyst management and proposes a framework for the terminology and management of cystic lesions in the larynx. Data Sources PubMed/Medline. Review Methods A primary literature search of the entire Medline database was performed for all titles of publications pertaining to laryngeal cysts and reviewed for relevance...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694693/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-identified-by-a-stepwise-approach
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Hiromasa Inoue, Takahide Nagase, Satoshi Morita, Atsushi Yoshida, Tatsunori Jinnai, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is increasing recognition of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), which shares some features of both asthma and COPD; however, the prevalence and characteristics of ACOS are not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of ACOS among patients with COPD and its characteristics using a stepwise approach as stated in the recent report of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683951/diagnosis-and-exclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: Failure to test for pulmonary embolism (PE) can be a lethal mistake, but PE and produces symptoms similar to many other diseases. Overtesting for PE has negative consequences. OBJECTIVES: Use published evidence to create a rationale and safe diagnostic approach for ambulatory and emergency patients with suspected PE in 2017. FINDINGS: Pulmonary embolism need not be pursued in patients with no symptoms of PE in the present or recent history (dyspnea, chest pain, cough or syncope), and always normal vital signs...
June 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680634/thyrotoxicosis-presenting-as-exertional-dyspnea-and-pulmonary-hypertension-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Farid Rashidi, Hossein Sate, Esmaeil Faraji, Sepideh Tahsini Tekantapeh
OBJECTIVES: In this case study, we describe a 35-year-old woman with pulmonary hypertension that was secondary to thyrotoxicosis who presented with exertional dyspnea. In the approach to exertional dyspnea, detailed physical examination and laboratory findings helped to get the diagnosis. METHODS: Echocardiography showed right ventricular systolic pressure = 60 mmHg. A suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone was seen in lab tests. The patient was treated with radioactive iodine...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669149/current-treatment-options-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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Yike Li, Gaelyn Garrett, David Zealear
Vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) refers to neurological causes of reduced or absent movement of one or both vocal folds. Bilateral BVFP is characterized by inspiratory dyspnea due to narrowing of the airway at the glottic level with both vocal folds assuming a paramedian position. The primary objective of intervention for BVFP is to relieve patients' dyspnea. Common clinical options for management include tracheostomy, arytenoidectomy and cordotomy. Other options that have been used with varying success include reinnervation techniques and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into the vocal fold adductors...
July 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665707/advancing-a-common-understanding-and-approach-to-dyspnea-management-consensus-proposal-for-the-chronic-breathlessness-syndrome
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Richard A Mularski
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July 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657527/-behavior-of-predictive-variables-of-exacerbations-of-the-copd-in-the-neumological-hospital-of-cuba
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Yusbiel José León Valdivies, Reinaldo B Sánchez de la Osa, Eberto Garcia Silvera, Delfina Machado Molina, Liliana Oses Herrera
The use of predictive variables of exacerbations of the COPD is not a practice generalized in our environment, for what we cannot characterize the exacerbating patient neither to design strategies for its integral handling. There was carried out a prospective descriptive study to correlate in patient with diagnosis of COPD from the Neumologic Hospital of Cuba, with the objective of determining the association between clinical, functional variables and imagenological and the exacerbations frequency a year. The population was constituted for patients with clinical diagnosis of COPD and the sample for those patients with confirmed diagnosis that they completed the inclusion approaches...
2017: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629185/leptadenia-reticulata-retz-wight-arn-jivanti-botanical-agronomical-phytochemical-pharmacological-and-biotechnological-aspects
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REVIEW
Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Uma Rani Sinniah, Maniyam Anuradha
Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn. (Apocynaceae), is a traditional medicinal plant species widely used to treat various ailments such as tuberculosis, hematopoiesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnea, fever, burning sensation, night blindness, cancer, and dysentery. In Ayurveda, it is known for its revitalizing, rejuvenating, and lactogenic properties. This plant is one of the major ingredients in many commercial herbal formulations, including Speman, Envirocare, Calshakti, Antisept, and Chyawanprash. The therapeutic potential of this herb is because of the presence of diverse bioactive compounds such as α-amyrin, β-amyrin, ferulic acid, luteolin, diosmetin, rutin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, hentricontanol, a triterpene alcohol simiarenol, apigenin, reticulin, deniculatin, and leptaculatin...
June 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613912/molecular-and-immune-biomarkers-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-perspective-from-members-of-the-pulmonary-pathology-society
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Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Timothy Craig Allen, Mary Beth Beasley, Philip T Cagle, Don Guinee, Lida P Hariri, Aliya N Husain, Deepali Jain, Sylvie Lantuejoul, Brandon T Larsen, Ross Miller, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Mehrad Mitra, Kirtee Raparia, Anja Roden, Frank Schneider, Lynette M Sholl, Maxwell Lawrence Smith
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a multifactorial syndrome with high morbidity and mortality rates, characterized by deficiency in gas exchange and lung mechanics that lead to hypoxemia, dyspnea, and respiratory failure. Histologically, ARDS is characterized by an acute, exudative phase, combining diffuse alveolar damage and noncardiogenic edema, followed by a later fibroproliferative phase. Despite an enhanced understanding of ARDS pathogenesis, the capacity to predict the development of ARDS and to risk-stratify patients with the disease remains limited...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607569/huge-mass-in-right-side-of-the-heart-a-rare-case-report
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Reza Ghasemi, Fahimeh Ghanei-Motlagh, Susan Nazari, Mohsen Yaghubi
BACKGROUND: The presence of primary intracardiac tumors are scarce, and most of them are myxomas. We reported, in this paper, a case with huge mass in the right side of the heart. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old man, with a complaint of bilateral lower limbs edema and exertional dyspnea, was admitted to intensive cardiac care unit. Cardiac auscultation revealed soft grade systolic murmur without any evidence of "tumor plop." Echocardiography showed a huge mobile mass in right side of the heart that suggested myxoma...
November 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599694/a-multiparous-woman-with-lately-diagnosed-multilevel-left-ventricular-obstruction
#16
Muhammad Nasir Rahman, Ibrahim Gul, Amjad Nabi
A 56-year hypertensive, multiparous woman presented to the cardiology unit with Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class-III angina and worsening dyspnea for the past few weeks. Her clinical examination showed high blood pressure and mid-systolic crescendo-decrescendo murmur radiating to carotids. However, there was no radio-femoral delay or significant blood pressure difference between her arms. Her transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed moderate aortic stenosis (AS) and mid cavity left ventricular outflow (LVO) obstruction...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597780/novel-approach-to-classifying-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-using-cluster-analysis
#17
Kishan S Parikh, Youlan Rao, Tariq Ahmad, Kai Shen, G Michael Felker, Sudarshan Rajagopal
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients have distinct disease courses and responses to treatment, but current diagnostic and treatment schemes provide limited insight. We aimed to see if cluster analysis could distinguish clinical phenotypes in PAH. An unbiased cluster analysis was performed on 17 baseline clinical variables of PAH patients from the FREEDOM-M, FREEDOM-C, and FREEDOM-C2 randomized trials of oral treprostinil versus placebo. Participants were either treatment-naïve (FREEDOM-M) or on background therapy (FREEDOM-C, FREEDOM-C2)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582937/the-impact-of-breathing-pattern-and-rate-on-inspiratory-muscles-activity
#18
Anat Ratnovsky, Omri Gino, Sara Naftali
Different rehabilitation programs are used to relieve dyspnea for hyper-inflated lung patients. In this study, a new approach, based on integrated changes in respiratory rate and pattern, for inspiratory muscles rehabilitation and training was examined utilizing noninvasive measurements of the two inspiratory muscles (rib cage inspiratory and neck inspiratory muscles) activity during controlled breathing in healthy subjects. Muscles activity was measured using electromyography, while subjects, breathed at different combinations of respiratory rate (6, 10, 16 breath per minutes) and inspiratory duty cycles (TI/Ttot)...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574936/coronary-microcirculatory-dysfunction-in-human-cardiomyopathies-a-pathologic-and-pathophysiologic-review
#19
Kristina Selthofer-Relatic, Martina Mihalj, Aleksandar Kibel, Ana Stupin, Marko Stupin, Ivana Jukic, Akos Koller, Ines Drenjancevic
Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium. The term cardiomyopathy involves a wide range of pathogenic mechanisms that affect the structural and functional states of cardiomyocytes, extravascular tissues, and coronary vasculature, including both epicardial coronary arteries and the microcirculation. In the developed phase, cardiomyopathies present with various clinical symptoms: dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, swelling of the extremities, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death...
July 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566268/high-level-of-integration-in-integrated-disease-management-leads-to-higher-usage-in-the-e-vita-study-self-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-web-based-platforms-in-a-parallel-cohort-design
#20
Esther Pwa Talboom-Kamp, Noortje A Verdijk, Marise J Kasteleyn, Lara M Harmans, Irvin Jsh Talboom, Mattijs E Numans, Niels H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, nearly 3 million people die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year. Integrated disease management (IDM) improves disease-specific quality of life and exercise capacity for people with COPD, but can also reduce hospital admissions and hospital days. Self-management of COPD through eHealth interventions has shown to be an effective method to improve the quality and efficiency of IDM in several settings, but it remains unknown which factors influence usage of eHealth and change in behavior of patients...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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