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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339449/reversal-of-progressive-conscious-disturbance-with-epidural-blood-patch-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-at-c2-level
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Yi-Chen Lai, Yuan-Yi Chia, Wei-Hung Lien
Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is generally caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Complications include bilateral subdural hygroma or haematoma and herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. Epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy is indicated if conservative treatment is ineffective. We reported the case of a 46-year-old man with a history of postural headache and dizziness. The patient was treated with bed rest and daily hydration with 2000 mL of fluid for 2 weeks. However, dizziness and headache did not resolve, and he became drowsy and disoriented with incomprehensible speech...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329285/upright-treadmill-vs-semi-supine-bicycle-exercise-echocardiography-to-provoke-obstruction-in-symptomatic-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-pilot-study
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Patricia Reant, Maxence Dufour, Jerome Peyrou, Amelie Reynaud, Caroline Rooryck, Marina Dijos, Cecile Vincent, Claire Cornolle, Raymond Roudaut, Stephane Lafitte
Aims: Recent findings regarding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) haemodynamics emphasized the relationship between symptoms, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), and the preload condition as the venous return level. As various types of exercises have different effects on peripheral vascular beds, this study sought to compare upright treadmill exercise echocardiography (EE) to semi-supine bicycle EE in maximum provoked LVOTO in HCM patients. Methods and results: Semi-supine bicycle and upright treadmill EE were prospectively performed in HCM patients with New York Heart Association functional Class II...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329037/comprehensive-mirna-profiling-of-skeletal-muscle-and-serum-in-induced-and-normal-mouse-muscle-atrophy-during-aging
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Hwa Jin Jung, Kwang-Pyo Lee, Brandon Milholland, Yeo Jin Shin, Jae Sook Kang, Ki-Sun Kwon, Yousin Suh
Age-associated loss of muscle mass and function is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly adults. Muscular atrophy can also be induced by disuse associated with long-term bed rest or disease. Although miRNAs regulate muscle growth, regeneration, and aging, their potential role in acute muscle atrophy is poorly understood. Furthermore, alterations in circulating miRNA levels have been shown to occur during aging but their potential as noninvasive biomarkers for muscle atrophy remains largely unexplored...
March 10, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328759/topical-ropivacaine-in-prevention-of-post-tonsillectomy-pain-in-adults
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Hanna Kaisa Tolska, Annika Takala, Karin Blomgren, Katri Hamunen, Vesa Kontinen
BACKGROUND: Post-tonsillectomy pain is 1 of the most intense postoperative pain conditions. However, optimal and sufficient postoperative analgesic treatment remains unclear. We investigated the effect of topical ropivacaine for post-tonsillectomy pain in 160 adult outpatient surgery patients over 2 postoperative weeks. METHODS: At the end of tonsillectomy, 2 swabs soaked in either 1% ropivacaine or saline were packed into the tonsillar beds for 5 minutes. We used ibuprofen and a combination of acetaminophen (500 mg)-codeine (30 mg) tablets as postoperative analgesics for 2 weeks...
March 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319182/the-viability-of-an-ecologically-valid-chronic-sleep-restriction-and-circadian-timing-protocol-an-examination-of-sample-attrition-compliance-and-effectiveness-at-impacting-sleepiness-and-mood
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David L Dickinson, Sean P A Drummond, Todd McElroy
Chronic sleep restriction (SR) increases sleepiness, negatively impacts mood, and impairs a variety of cognitive performance measures. The vast majority of work establishing these effects are tightly controlled in-lab experimental studies. Examining commonly-experienced levels of SR in naturalistic settings is more difficult and generally involves observational methods, rather than active manipulations of sleep. The same is true for analyzing behavioral and cognitive outcomes at circadian unfavorable times...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306417/the-management-and-outcome-for-patients-with-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Paul M Brennan, Angelos G Kolias, Alexis J Joannides, Jonathan Shapey, Hani J Marcus, Barbara A Gregson, Patrick J Grover, Peter J Hutchinson, Ian C Coulter
OBJECTIVE Symptomatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) will become an increasingly common presentation in neurosurgical practice as the population ages, but quality evidence is still lacking to guide the optimal management for these patients. The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) was established by neurosurgical trainees in 2012 to improve research by combining the efforts of trainees in each of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland's neurosurgical units (NSUs). The authors present the first study by the BNTRC that describes current management and outcomes for patients with CSDH throughout the UK and Ireland...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298750/comparison-of-fluoroscopic-guided-transforaminal-epidural-injections-of-steroid-and-local-anaesthetic-with-conservative-management-in-patients-with-chronic-lumbar-radiculopathies
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Nandita Mehta, Misbah Salaria, A Q Salaria
BACKGROUND: Chronic lumbar radiculopathy is a common medical problem and the treatment modalities used over years have been many ranging from conservative or symptomatic management to open decompression surgery. This study was aimed at to compare two modalities of treatment, i.e., conservative and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 patients of American Society of Anesthesiology class - (a healthy patient or a patient with mild systemic disease) were randomized to two groups...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296926/relationship-between-decreased-lower-extremity-muscle-mass-and-knee-pain-severity-in-both-the-general-population-and-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-findings-from-the-knhanes-v-1-2
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Yun-Hong Cheon, Hyun-Ok Kim, Young Sun Suh, Min Gyo Kim, Wan-Hee Yoo, Rock Bum Kim, Hyun-Su Yang, Sang-Il Lee, Ki-Soo Park
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of and risk factors for knee pain and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) and to investigate the relationship between decreased lower extremity muscle mass (DLEM) and knee pain severity. METHODS: Using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 3,278 participants who were ≥50 years old and who underwent dual x-ray absorptiometry, plain knee radiographs and completed a knee pain questionnaire were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287079/influences-of-3-dimensional-pet-scanner-components-on-increased-scatter-evaluated-by-a-monte-carlo-simulation
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Yoshiyuki Hirano, Kazuhiro Koshino, Hidehiro Iida
Monte Carlo simulation is widely applied to evaluate the performance of three-dimensional positron emission tomography (3D-PET). For accurate scatter simulations, all components that generate scatter need to be taken into account. The aim of this work was to identify the components that influence scatter. The simulated geometries of a PET scanner were: a precisely reproduced configuration including all of the components; a configuration with the bed, the tunnel and shields; a configuration with the bed and shields; and the simplest geometry with only the bed...
March 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285012/two-stage-treatment-of-ischial-pressure-ulcers-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-technique-and-outcomes-over-8-years
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Sumanas W Jordan, Mauricio De la Garza, Victor L Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite newly introduced techniques, reconstruction of ischial pressure ulcers remains a difficult problem with high-reported failure rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all spinal cord injury patients who underwent ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction by the senior author (V.L.) between 2004 and 2012. The two-stage procedure consisted of debridement and bone biopsy, followed by bursectomy, partial ischiectomy, fascial release, and gluteus maximus and hamstring advancement flaps...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283286/prophylactic-platelet-transfusion-plus-supportive-care-versus-supportive-care-alone-in-adults-with-dengue-and-thrombocytopenia-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-superiority-trial
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David C Lye, Sophia Archuleta, Sharifah F Syed-Omar, Jenny G Low, Helen M Oh, Yuan Wei, Dale Fisher, Sasheela S L Ponnampalavanar, Limin Wijaya, Linda K Lee, Eng-Eong Ooi, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Lucy C Lum, Paul A Tambyah, Yee-Sin Leo
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the commonest vector-borne infection worldwide. It is often associated with thrombocytopenia, and prophylactic platelet transfusion is widely used despite the dearth of robust evidence. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of prophylactic platelet transfusion in the prevention of bleeding in adults with dengue and thrombocytopenia. METHODS: We did an open-label, randomised, superiority trial in five hospitals in Singapore and Malaysia...
March 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281001/acute-complete-paraplegia-of-8-year-old-girl-caused-by-spinal-cord-infarction-following-minor-trauma-complicated-with-longitudinal-signal-change-of-spinal-cord
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Kosei Nagata, Yuji Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kanai, Yasushi Oshima
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord infarction followed by minor trauma in pediatric patients is rare and causes serious paralysis. Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) is a possible diagnosis and there have been no consecutive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports. Here, we report a case of an acute complete paraplegia with spinal cord infarction and longitudinal spinal cord signal change following minor trauma in an 8-year-old girl. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 8-year-old girl presented to our hospital emergency services with total paraplegia 2 h after she hit her back and neck after doing a handstand and falling down...
March 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279266/parallels-between-astronauts-and-terrestrial-patients-taking-physiotherapy-rehabilitation-to-infinity-and-beyond
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Julie Hides, Gunda Lambrecht, Gita Ramdharry, Rebecca Cusack, Jacob Bloomberg, Maria Stokes
Exposure to the microgravity environment induces physiological changes in the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and sensorimotor systems in healthy astronauts. As space agencies prepare for extended duration missions, it is difficult to predict the extent of the effects that prolonged exposure to microgravity will have on astronauts. Prolonged bed rest is a model used by space agencies to simulate the effects of spaceflight on the human body, and bed rest studies have provided some insights into the effects of immobilisation and inactivity...
January 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262917/bed-rest-with-and-without-hospitalisation-in-multiple-pregnancy-for-improving-perinatal-outcomes
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REVIEW
Katharina da Silva Lopes, Yo Takemoto, Erika Ota, Shinji Tanigaki, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Strict or partial bed rest in hospital or at home is commonly recommended for women with multiple pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcomes. In order to advise women to rest in bed for any length of time, a policy for clinical practice needs to be supported by reliable evidence and weighed against possible adverse effects resulting from prolonged activity restriction. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of bed rest in hospital or at home to improve perinatal outcomes in women with a multiple pregnancy...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262549/effect-of-pancreatic-hormones-on-pro-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-in-humans
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Nora E Zois, Dijana Terzic, Kristine Færch, Peter Plomgaard, Jakob S Hansen, Peter Rossing, Jens P Goetze
Plasma concentrations of pro-Atrial natriuretic peptide, proANP, are decreased in obesity and diabetes. Decreased proANP concentrations have also been noted after meal intake, and recently, a glucose-mediated regulation of ANP gene expression was reported. Hence, we evaluated the effects of insulin, glucagon and glucose on plasma proANP in a series of observational and experimental studies. Six healthy men underwent seven days of bed rest. Before and after the bed rest, hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamps with serial plasma measurements of proANP were performed...
March 1, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261104/circulating-micrornas-correlated-with-bone-loss-induced-by-45-days-of-bed-rest
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Shukuan Ling, Guohui Zhong, Weijia Sun, Fengji Liang, Feng Wu, Hongxing Li, Yuheng Li, Dingsheng Zhao, Jinping Song, Xiaoyan Jin, Xiaorui Wu, Hailin Song, Qi Li, Yinghui Li, Shanguang Chen, Jianghui Xiong, Yingxian Li
The purpose of this study was to find the circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) co-related with bone loss induced by bed rest, and testify whether the selected miRNAs could reflect the bone mineral status of human after bed-rest. We analyzed plasma miRNA levels of 16 subjects after 45 days of -6° head-down tilt bed rest, which is a reliable model for the simulation of microgravity. We characterize the circulating miRNA profile in individuals after bed rest and identify circulating miRNAs which can best reflect the level of bone loss induced by bed rest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257774/angiosome-guided-intervention-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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REVIEW
Matthew C Bunte, Mehdi H Shishehbor
The goals of treatment for critical limb ischemia (CLI) are alleviation of ischemic rest pain, healing of arterial insufficiency ulcers, and improving quality of life, thereby preventing limb loss and CLI-related mortality. Arterial revascularization is the foundation of a contemporary approach to promote amputation-free survival. Angiosome-directed revascularization has become a popular theory of reperfusion, whereby anatomically directed arterial flow is restored straight to the wound bed. Innovations in endovascular revascularization combined with a multidisciplinary strategy of wound care accelerate progress in CLI management...
April 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255503/outcome-and-2-year-survival-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-lateral-compression-fractures-of-the-pelvis
#18
Andreas Höch, Orkun Özkurtul, Philipp Pieroh, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporotic pelvic ring fractures are a rising problem for surgeons in industrialized countries. There is no evidence-based treatment strategy especially for lateral compression (LC) fractures involving the sacrum. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare outcome and survival rate of nonoperative and operative treatment strategies for lateral compression fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, 128 patients (aged ≥65 years) with an Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) types B2...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250244/markers-of-bone-metabolism-during-14-days-of-bed-rest-in-young-and-older-men
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J Buehlmeier, P Frings-Meuthen, N Mohorko, P Lau, S Mazzucco, J L Ferretti, G Biolo, R Pisot, B Simunic, J Rittweger
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at comparing markers of bone metabolism during unloading in young and older men, and to assess countermeasure effectiveness. METHODS: 16 older (60±2 years) and 8 younger men (23±3 years) underwent bed rest (BR) for 14 days. A subgroup of the Older performed cognitive training during BR and supplemented protein and potassium bicarbonate afterwards. Biochemical markers of bone and calcium/phosphate metabolism were assessed. RESULTS: At baseline urinary NTX and CTX were greater in younger than in older subjects (P<0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243443/health-education-and-activity-lessening-the-inequalities-in-mental-health-hea-lti-mental-health
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Georgia Richmond, Conor Kenny, Jabed Ahmed, Lucy Stephenson, Jamie Lindsay, Patrick Earls, Donncha Mullin, Howard Ryland
Patients suffering from mental health illness have considerably more physical health disease burden than the rest of the population and are more likely to die 10 to 20 years younger compared with their peers. Diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease have been recognised as contributing factors to premature death. Furthermore patients with severe mental illness undertake lower levels of physical activity. The aim of the project was therefore to address the inequalities in physical health that affect patients with mental health illness through designing and implementing a sustainable, transferable, patient-centred education and activity intervention...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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