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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920051/comparison-of-1-and-2-minute-sitting-positions-versus-immediately-lying-down-on-hemodynamic-variables-after-spinal-anesthesia-with-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-in-elective-cesarean-section
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Pooran Hajian, Mahshid Nikooseresht, Tayebe Lotfi
BACKGROUND: Hypotension is one of the most common complications of spinal anesthesia in parturients undergoing cesarean section. In this regard, the patient's position may affect the incidence of hypotension. OBJECTIVES: In this clinical trial, we evaluated the effects of 1- and 2-minute sitting positions versus immediately lying down after spinal anesthesia on hypotension and vasopressor requirements. METHODS: A total of 72 parturients, scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia, were randomly divided into 3 groups (24 subjects per group)...
April 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918556/effects-of-pregabalin-on-postoperative-pain-after-hysterectomy-under-spinal-anesthesia-with-intrathecal-morphine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Taniga Kiatchai, Vimolluck Sanansilp, Namtip Triyasunant, Sasithorn Saengprateep, Paksiree Changkittirat, Vuthinun Achariyapota
PURPOSE: To determine if preoperative pregabalin could decrease 24-h postoperative morphine consumption after spinal anesthesia with intrathecal morphine compared with placebo. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed in the tertiary care center. Patients aged between 18 and 65 years who were American Society of Anesthesiologists class I-II and scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy with or without salpingo-oophorectomy were randomly allocated to a placebo or a pregabalin group...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917259/successful-treatment-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-as-a-complication-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
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Kensuke Nakatani, Takaharu Kato, Shinichiro Okada, Risa Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Komuro, Toshiyuki Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal involvement in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis is uncommon, it is associated with mild to severe life-threatening complications. We present a case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis that was treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Japanese man with a 3-year history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis consulted our hospital with a complaint of severe back pain...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914683/primum-non-nocere-and-the-5-rights
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Gabriele Popp, Dick Clarke, Stephen Rothstein
Overutilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is commonplace and primarily associated with outpatient wound care. While the number of hospitals providing HBOT is at an all-time high, the number of those willing to treat patients in immediate need is at an all-time low. Huge areas of the country, including major population areas, are now completely devoid of 24/7 HBOT availability and inpatient access. Purchasers of healthcare, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have become increasingly concerned to the point that several strategies have been introduced to constructively deal with this issue...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914682/refractory-ulcerated-necrobiosis-lipoidica-closure-of-a-difficult-wound-with-topical-tacrolimus
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Luke Ginocchio, Lisa Draghi, Farbod Darvishian, Frank L Ross
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of refractory ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) with significant response to treatment with topical tacrolimus. SUBJECT: A 55-year-old woman without diabetes and with a previous history of NL presented to the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center of NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, with bilateral lower-leg ulcerations resistant to wound healing techniques at other institutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Repeat biopsy performed at the author's institution confirmed the diagnosis of NL...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906147/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-from-waterpipe-smoking-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lars Eichhorn, Dirk Michaelis, Michael Kemmerer, Björn Jüttner, Kay Tetzlaff
OBJECTIVE: Waterpipe smoking may increasingly account for unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious health hazard with high morbidity and mortality. We aimed at identifying waterpipe smoking as a cause for carbon monoxide poisoning in a large critical care database of a specialty care referral center. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients with a history of exposure to waterpipe smoking and carbon monoxide blood gas levels >10% or presence of clinical symptoms compatible with CO poisoning admitted between January 2013 and December 2016...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902644/serum-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-level-as-a-marker-of-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Kudret Keskin, Hakan Kilci, Gökhan Aksan, Gökhan Çetinkal, Süleyman Sezai Yıldız, Füsun Kocaman Türk, Gülsüm Bingöl
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress (OS) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), in which 100% oxygen is inhaled under hyperbaric pressure, may create OS. Therefore, the aim of this research was to measure the serum oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) level in patients undergoing HBOT. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients who underwent HBOT to treat various diseases were enrolled in this study. The serum oxLDL level was measured at the beginning of the first and after the 10th therapy session...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902603/the-utility-of-conservative-treatment-modalities-in-the-management-of-osteonecrosis
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Feroz Osmani, Savyasachi Thakkar, Jonathan Vigdorchik
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis is an ischemic pathologic process associated with a number of conditions affecting a range of age groups. The problem faced in the management of osteonecrosis is whether conservative treatment is a viable and effective option for patients. In this systematic review, we investigated the efficacy of various nonoperative treatment modalities for hip and knee osteonecrosis, including pharmacological management and biophysical modalities. METHODS: We identified 16 studies based on electronic searches through the PubMed, Embase, CINAHL Plus, and Cochrane databases from January 2001 to November 2015...
May 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900861/acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-decompression-illness-successfully-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-temporary-dialysis
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Arata Hibi, Keisuke Kamiya, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Satoru Kominato, Chiharu Ito, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
A 52-year-old Japanese male professional diver was referred to our hospital for decompression illness (DCI). After 1 h of diving operation at 20 m below sea level, he complained of dyspnea, chest pain, and abdominal pain. He dove again, intending to ease the symptoms, but the symptoms were never relieved. He dove for a total of 4 h. No neurological abnormalities were observed. Computed tomography images revealed portal venous gas and mesenteric venous gas, in addition to bubbles in the femoral veins, pelvis, lumbar canal, intracranial sinuses, and joints...
September 12, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894636/fournier-s-gangrene-a-review-and-outcome-comparison-from-2009-to-2016
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Mark Ferretti, Akhil A Saji, John Phillips
Objective: The outcome of Fournier's gangrene (FG) may be affected by comorbidities, demographics, and choice of treatment modality. We sought to evaluate our institution's management protocol of FG measured by mortality rate (MR) and length of hospital stay (LHS) in a retrospective cohort study. Approach: A database of 20 FG cases at our institution throughout the 2009-2016 study period was assembled by a retrospective review of medical records. A Fournier's Gangrene Severity Index Score (FGSIS) was calculated for each case...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893015/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-unilateral-spinal-anaesthesia-with-sequential-combined-spinal-epidural-anaesthesia-for-lower-limb-orthopaedic-surgery
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Jyoti Sandeep Magar, Kishori Dhaku Bawdane, Rahul Patil
INTRODUCTION: Orthopaedic anaesthesia plan requires customi-zation as per patient's need for safe outcome. Sequential Combined Spinal Epidural Anaesthesia (Sequential CSEA) and Unilateral Single Shot Spinal anaesthesia (Unilateral SA), both have advantages over conventional spinal anaesthesia that they provide longer lasting block with less hypotension. AIM: To compare safety and efficacy of unilateral spinal anaesthesia with sequential combined spinal epidural anaesthesia for lower limb orthopaedic surgery ...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890563/comparison-of-intrathecal-clonidine-and-magnesium-sulphate-used-as-an-adjuvant-with-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-in-lower-abdominal-surgery
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Mamta Khandelwal, Debojyoti Dutta, Usha Bafna, Sunil Chauhan, Pranav Jetley, Saikat Mitra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Use of various adjuvants to spinal anaesthesia is a well-known modality to provide intra- and post-operative analgesia. This study was designed to evaluate and compare the analgesic efficacy of clonidine and magnesium when used as an additive to intrathecal 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine. METHODS: Ninety patients of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status grade I or II, scheduled for lower abdominal surgery under spinal anaesthesia, were randomly allocated into three groups...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890560/perfusion-index-as-a-predictor-of-hypotension-following-spinal-anaesthesia-in-lower-segment-caesarean-section
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Devika Rani Duggappa, Mps Lokesh, Aanchal Dixit, Rinita Paul, R S Raghavendra Rao, P Prabha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Perfusion index (PI) is a new parameter tried for predicting hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for the lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). This study aimed at investigating the correlation between baseline perfusion index and incidence of hypotension following SAB in LSCS. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 126 parturients were divided into two groups on the basis of baseline PI. Group I included parturients with PI of ≤3...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883864/the-efficacy-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-hemorrhagic-stroke-experimental-and-clinical-implications
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Robert P Ostrowski, Katarzyna Stępień, Emanuela Pucko, Ewa Matyja
Hemorrhagic stroke, accounting for 10-30% of stroke cases, carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. This review presents the current knowledge on the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO)-based modalities in the preclinical research on hemorrhagic stroke. Both preconditioning and post-treatment with HBO are considered as prospective therapeutic options. High efficacy of HBO therapy (HBOT) for brain hemorrhage has been noted. We found that moderate hyperbaric pressures appear optimal for therapeutic effect, while the therapeutic window of opportunity is short...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883605/effect-of-a-hyperbaric-environment-diving-conditions-on-adhesive-restorations-an-in-vitro-study
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C Mocquot, A Cabrera, P Colon, J Bosco, B Grosgogeat, N Pradelle-Plasse
Objectives No recent study has addressed the effect of diving conditions (pressure increase) on adhesive restorations. We evaluated the impact of a simulated hyperbaric environment on microleakage of the dentine-composite resin interface. The ultimate aim was to propose recommendations for restorative dentistry for patients who are divers to limit barodontalgia (dental pain caused by pressure variations of the environment) and may lead to dangerous sequelae.Methods We bonded 20 dentine disks by using an adhesive system (Scothbond Universal) to ten intact composite cylinders and ten composite cylinders with porosity (Ceram X mono)...
September 8, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883599/plumbing-the-depths-of-barodontalgia
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Effect of a hyperbaric environment (diving conditions) on adhesive restorations: An in-vitro study.
September 8, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879078/left-ventricle-and-systemic-air-embolism-after-percutaneous-lung-biopsy
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Juan M Galvis, David R Nunley, Teoh Zheyi, Lu Anne V Dinglasan
BACKGROUND: Systemic arterial air embolism following a percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy is a rare but known complication, with current literature reporting an incidence of 0.01-0.45%. A prompt diagnosis of arterial air embolism is important as complications resulting from migration of air to the systemic circulation with correspondent complications. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old female who presented for an elective percutaneous lung biopsy of an incidentally found pulmonary nodule...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874373/hyperbaric-oxygen-sensitizes-anoxic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-to-ciprofloxacin
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Mette Kolpen, Christian J Lerche, Kasper N Kragh, Thomas Sams, Klaus Koren, Anna S Jensen, Laura Line, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Oana Ciofu, Claus Moser, Michael Kühl, Niels Høiby, Peter Ø Jensen
Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection is characterized by the presence of endobronchial antibiotic-tolerant biofilm subject to strong oxygen (O2) depletion due to the activity of surrounding polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The exact mechanisms affecting the antibiotic susceptibility of biofilms remain unclear, but accumulating evidence suggests that the efficacy of several bactericidal antibiotics is enhanced by stimulation of aerobic respiration of pathogens, while lack of O2 increases their tolerance...
September 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873460/perfluorocarbon-emulsions-radiosensitise-brain-tumors-in-carbogen-breathing-mice-with-orthotopic-gl261-gliomas
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Lisa A Feldman, Marie-Sophie Fabre, Carole Grasso, Dana Reid, William C Broaddus, Gregory M Lanza, Bruce D Spiess, Joel R Garbow, Melanie J McConnell, Patries M Herst
BACKGROUND: Tumour hypoxia limits the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Delivering normobaric or hyperbaric oxygen therapy elevates pO2 in both tumour and normal brain tissue. However, pO2 levels return to baseline within 15 minutes of stopping therapy. AIM: To investigate the effect of perfluorocarbon (PFC) emulsions on hypoxia in subcutaneous and intracranial mouse gliomas and their radiosensitising effect in orthotopic gliomas in mice breathing carbogen (95%O2 and 5%CO2)...
2017: PloS One
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