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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818884/contributions-of-a-hand-held-fan-to-self-management-of-chronic-breathlessness
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Tim Luckett, Jane Phillips, Miriam J Johnson, Morag Farquhar, Flavia Swan, Teresa Assen, Priyanka Bhattarai, Sara Booth
This study explored the benefits of a hand-held fan as perceived by patients with chronic breathlessness and their carers.A secondary multimethod analysis was conducted of interview data collected in three clinical trials. Two researchers independently coded level of benefit qualitatively reported by each patient. Univariate and multivariate statistics were used to explore perceived benefit as a factor of sex, age and diagnosis. Qualitative analysis used an integrative method.133 patients commented on the fan, of whom 72 had a carer...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815716/characterization-of-h5n6-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-isolated-from-wild-and-captive-birds-in-the-winter-season-of-2016-2017-in-northern-japan
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Takahiro Hiono, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Keita Matsuno, Atsushi Haga, Ritsuko Iwata, Lam Thanh Nguyen, Mizuho Suzuki, Yuto Kikutani, Hiroshi Kida, Manabu Onuma, Yoshihiro Sakoda
On November 15, 2016, a suspected case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a dead black swan was reported from a zoo in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, and an HPAI virus (HPAIV) belonging to the H5N6 subtype was isolated from specimens taken from the bird. After the initial report, 230 cases of HPAI caused by H5N6 viruses were reported from wild birds, captive birds, and domestic poultry farms throughout the country during the winter season. In the present study, we further characterized 66 H5N6 HPAIVs isolated from northern Japan...
August 16, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810834/multiple-trait-qtl-mapping-and-genomic-prediction-for-wool-traits-in-sheep
#3
Sunduimijid Bolormaa, Andrew A Swan, Daniel J Brown, Sue Hatcher, Nasir Moghaddar, Julius H van der Werf, Michael E Goddard, Hans D Daetwyler
BACKGROUND: The application of genomic selection to sheep breeding could lead to substantial increases in profitability of wool production due to the availability of accurate breeding values from single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data. Several key traits determine the value of wool and influence a sheep's susceptibility to fleece rot and fly strike. Our aim was to predict genomic estimated breeding values (GEBV) and to compare three methods of combining information across traits to map polymorphisms that affect these traits...
August 15, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810445/enduring-somatic-threat-perceptions-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-in-survivors-of-cardiac-events
#4
Laura Meli, Carmela Alcántara, Jennifer A Sumner, Brendan Swan, Bernard P Chang, Donald Edmondson
Post-traumatic stress disorder due to acute cardiovascular events may be uniquely defined by enduring perceptions of somatic threat. We tested whether post-traumatic stress disorder at 1 month post-acute coronary syndrome indeed required both high peritraumatic threat during the acute coronary syndrome and ongoing cardiac threat perceptions. We assessed peritraumatic threat during emergency department enrollment of 284 patients with a provisional acute coronary syndrome diagnosis and cardiac threat perceptions and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms 1 month post-discharge...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808789/palliative-care-for-children-with-a-yet-undiagnosed-syndrome
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Jessica I Hoell, Jens Warfsmann, Gabriele Gagnon, Laura Trocan, Stefan Balzer, Prasad T Oommen, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janßen, Michaela Kuhlen
The number of children without a diagnosis in pediatric palliative home care and the process of decision-making in these children are widely unknown. The study was conducted as single-center retrospective cohort study. Between January 2013 and September 2016, 198 children and young adults were cared for; 27 (13.6%) of these were without a clear diagnosis at the start of pediatric palliative home care. A definite diagnosis was ultimately achieved in three children. Median age was 7 years (0-25), duration of care 569 days (2-2638), and number of home visits 7...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806628/complete-step-section-microscopic-study-of-a-swan-ganz-catheter-related-pulmonary-artery-rupture-a-frequently-lethal-complication-that-to-our-knowledge-has-not-had-a-comprehensive-microscopic-examination-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Ya Xu, L Clarke Stout
BACKGROUND: Introduced in 1970, the Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) soon became widely used because of its unique usefulness in managing intensive care patients. Unfortunately, SGC usage was complicated by pulmonary artery rupture (PAR) with a 50% mortality rate that led to a near banning of the SCG in the late 1980s. Increasing knowledge and decreasing incidence of SGC-related PARs (SGPARs) led to the current feeling that the present SGPAR incidence is now low enough to tolerate given the lives saved by SGC usage...
July 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805112/casting-doubt-on-the-value-of-assessing-the-cardiac-index-in-pregnancy
#7
Maya Ram, Anat Lavie, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Uri Amikam, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the reliability of the cardiac index (CI) in healthy pregnant women at term by investigating the correlation between the cardiac output (CO) and the body surface area (BSA) using a novel non-invasive cardiography technique (NICaS™). METHODS: Sixty-one healthy, normotensive women with a singleton pregnancy at term (≥37 gestational weeks) participated in this prospective observational study between 1/2015 and 6/2015 L...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801220/multiple-reflex-pathways-contribute-to-bladder-activation-by-intraurethral-stimulation-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Meredith J McGee, Brandon D Swan, Zachary C Danziger, Cindy L Amundsen, Warren M Grill
OBJECTIVES: To measure the urodynamic effects of electrical co-stimulation of two individual sites in the proximal and distal urethra in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). This work was motivated by preclinical findings that selective co-stimulation of the cranial urethral sensory nerve and the dorsal genital nerve, which innervate the proximal and distal portions of the urethra, respectively, increased reflex bladder activation and voiding efficiency. METHODS: Electrical co-stimulation of urethral afferents was conducted in persons with chronic SCI during urodynamics...
August 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796141/therapeutic-potential-for-fgfr-inhibitors-in-sox9-fgfr2-coexpressing-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Hazel OʼSullivan, Fergal C Kelleher, Máire Lavelle, Brianan McGovern, Jean Murphy, Niall Swan, Ray McDermott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790271/-chronic-kidney-disease-tips-and-pitfall-of-perioperative-management
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Satsuki Fukushima, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi
Chronic kidney disease(CKD) is an important risk factor of open heart surgery. In addition, worsening of kidney function after the surgery leads to poor prognosis long-term. It is therefore crucial to protect the kidney function by intensive perioperative management in open heart surgery. In the patients having stage 3-4 CKD, mean arterial pressure needs to be higher than 70 mmHg and cardiac index needs to be greater than 2.4 intraoperatively and postoperatively. Continuous right heart monitoring by Swan-Ganz catheter is useful for this purpose...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783501/high-risk-family-colorectal-cancer-screening-service-in-ireland-critical-review-of-clinical-outcomes
#11
Margaret Walshe, Robert Moran, Marie Boyle, Ion Cretu, Zita Galvin, Victoria Swan, Jason Trikovic, Michael P Farrell, Sinéad Foy, Loretta O'Brien, Jan Leyden, Niall Mulligan, Helen Fenlon, David J Gallagher, Padraic MacMathúna
BACKGROUND: We present the 15-year experience of a family colorectal cancer screening service in Ireland with emphasis on real life experience and outcomes. METHODS: Questionnaires were used to assess family cancer history and assign patients to risk categories; 'Moderate Risk', HNPCC, (suspected) genetic syndrome (non-HNPCC), 'Low Risk'. Screening was by full colonoscopy. We report neoplastic yield, examining effect of risk category, age, gender, and index colonoscopy findings...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774252/acute-traumatic-swan-neck-deformity-a-case-report-of-the-oblique-retinacular-ligament-lesion
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Giuseppe Checcucci, Marco Biondi, Marina Faccio, Piergiuseppe Zampetti, Mariarosaria Galeano, Massimo Ceruso
Swan neck deformity (SND) can be the manifestation of an acute trauma. We present a case report of a young basketball player with an acute traumatic SND determined by the single ulnar oblique retinacular ligament rupture. The patient caught a ball directly upon the tip of his right's hand middle finger into extension. He immediately presented a SND with impossibility to actively flex the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ), while preserving active flexion and extension of the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ)...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774244/volar-tenodesis-for-the-treatment-of-swan-neck-deformity-a-systematic-review
#13
Georgios Kiziridis, Grey E B Giddins
BACKGROUND: Swan-neck deformity is a common problem particularly in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis. Mobile swan-neck deformities (Nalebuff types I,II) can be treated non-operatively and operatively. In this paper we report on a systematic review of the treatment of swan-neck deformities with volar tenodesis. METHODS: We performed a literature search and analysed the literature according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770690/optimal-mating-strategies-to-manage-a-heterozygous-advantage-major-gene-in-sheep
#14
J Raoul, I Palhière, J M Astruc, A Swan, J M Elsen
Some mutations (or 'major genes') have a desirable effect in heterozygous carriers but an undesirable effect in homozygous carriers. When these mutations affect a trait of significant economic importance, their eradication, depending on their effect and frequency, may be counterproductive. This is especially the case of major genes affecting the ovulation rate and thus the prolificacy in meat sheep populations. To manage such situations, a mating design based on the major genotypes of reproducers has to be optimized...
August 3, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765718/checklist-of-bees-apoidea-from-a-private-conservation-property-in-west-central-montana
#15
Marirose Kuhlman, Skyler Burrows
BACKGROUND: Here we present preliminary results from the first three years of a long-term bee survey conducted at a 3,840-ha private conservation property in the northern Sapphire Mountains and Bitterroot River Valley, and a pilot study at an associated 80-ha property in the Swan River Valley, Missoula County, Montana, USA. The survey includes hand-net, bowl-trap, and blue-vane trap collections. The resulting checklist comprises 229 bee species and morphospecies within 5 families, 38 genera and 91 subgenera...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763399/factors-associated-with-reasons-incontinent-midlife-women-report-for-not-seeking-urinary-incontinence-treatment-over-9-years-across-the-menopausal-transition
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L Elaine Waetjen, Guibo Xing, Wesley O Johnson, Joy Melnikow, Ellen B Gold
OBJECTIVE: We explored factors associated with reasons that women with urinary incontinence (UI) reported for not seeking treatment for their UI from a healthcare professional and whether reasons differed by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or education. METHODS: We analyzed questionnaire data collected from 1995 to 2005 in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. In visits 7 to 9, we elicited reasons that women with UI reported for not seeking treatment and condensed them into: UI not bad enough, beliefs about UI causes (UI is a normal consequence of aging or childbirth), and motivational barriers (such as feeling too embarrassed)...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763398/cardiovascular-fat-in-women-at-midlife-effects-of-race-overall-adiposity-and-central-adiposity-the-swan-cardiovascular-fat-study
#17
Carrie Hanley, Karen A Matthews, Maria M Brooks, Imke Janssen, Matthew J Budoff, Akira Sekikawa, Suresh Mulukutla, Samar R El Khoudary
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular fat (CF) is associated with greater coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. Postmenopausal women have greater CF volumes than premenopausal women, and the association between specific CF depot volumes and CHD risk is more pronounced after menopause. Race, central adiposity, and visceral adiposity are important factors that could impact CF volumes. Whether racial differences in CF volumes and in their associations with central (visceral fat [VAT]) and general adiposity (body mass index [BMI]) exist in midlife women have not been addressed before...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761907/feasibility-and-reproducibility-of-liver-surface-nodularity-quantification-for-the-assessment-of-liver-cirrhosis-using-ct-and-mri
#18
Grace C Lo, Cecilia Besa, Michael J King, Martin Kang, Ashley Stueck, Swan Thung, Mathilde Wagner, Andrew D Smith, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: To assess intra-observer, inter-observer and inter-modality (CT vs. MRI) reproducibility of liver surface nodularity (LSN) scores measured with software used for detection of liver fibrosis. METHODS: This IRB-approved retrospective study included patients with both abdominal CT and MRI within 6 months of histopathologic sampling. Two independent observers used post-processing software to quantify LSN scores on axial non-contrast CT (NCT), axial contrast-enhanced CT (CECT), axial T2-weighted (T2W) HASTE, and axial and coronal post-gadoxetic acid T1-weighted (T1W) images obtained during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP)...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758561/troubles-after-swan-ganz-catheter-placement-in-cardiac-surgery
#19
Camilla L'Acqua, Paola Suriano, Sebastiana Gregu, Valeria Mazzanti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754810/infective-endocarditis-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-remains-a-lethal-disease
#20
Oktay Tutarel, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Claudia Montanaro, Renee Schiff, Aitor Uribarri, Aleksander Kempny, Martin R Grübler, Anselm Uebing, Lorna Swan, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Michael A Gatzoulis
OBJECTIVE: Infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) have an increased risk of developing IE. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence, predictors of outcome and mortality associated with IE in ACHD in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: All episodes of IE in adults with congenital heart disease referred to our tertiary centre between 1999 and 2013 were included in the study...
July 28, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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