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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786135/scientific-update-on-nanoparticles-in-dentistry
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REVIEW
Gottfried Schmalz, Reinhard Hickel, Kirsten L van Landuyt, Franz-Xaver Reichl
Nanoparticles having a size from 1 to 100 nm are present in nature and are successfully used in many products of daily life. In dental materials, nanoparticles are typically embedded but they may also exist as by-products from milling processes. Possible adverse effects of nanoparticles have gained increased interest, with the lungs being the main target organ. Exposure to nanoparticles in the dental laboratory is addressed by legal regulations. In dental practice, nanoparticles are mainly produced by intra-oral grinding/polishing and removal of materials, by wear of restorations or release from dental implants...
May 22, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785103/chinese-version-of-the-severe-respiratory-insufficiency-questionnaire-for-patients-with-copd-receiving-long-term-oxygen-therapy
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Lili Guan, Jiawen Xu, Weiliang Wu, Jianhua Chen, Xiaoying Li, Bingpeng Guo, Yuqiong Yang, Yating Huo, Luqian Zhou, Rongchang Chen
Purpose: Patients with advanced-stage COPD often experience severe hypoxemia. Treatment with long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) may relieve patients' symptoms and increase survival. As COPD is incurable, improving patients' health-related quality of life is important. The Chinese version of the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI) is valid for patients with hypercapnic COPD undergoing noninvasive positive airway pressure ventilation at home. However, the reliability and validity of the Chinese SRI for patients with COPD undergoing LTOT have not been investigated...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783858/effectiveness-and-safety-comparison-for-systemic-corticosteroid-therapy-with-and-without-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-copd-exacerbation-management
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Jordan A Pearce, Dane L Shiltz, Qian Ding
BACKGROUND: Only 1 small, single-center study has evaluated the combination of systemic plus inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) routes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation management. This study aims to further improve the existing quantity and quality of evidence regarding the utility for combination therapy in the management of COPD exacerbation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate length of hospital stay, readmission rate, incidence of infection, and mortality in hospitalized patients who experience a COPD exacerbation and receive systemic corticosteroid therapy with or without concurrent ICS...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780244/severity-of-acidosis-affects-long-term-survival-in-copd-patients-with-hypoxemia-after-intensive-care-unit-discharge
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Sinem Gungor, Feyza Kargin, Ilim Irmak, Fulya Ciyiltepe, Eylem Acartürk Tunçay, Pinar Atagun Guney, Emine Aksoy, Birsen Ocakli, Nalan Adiguzel, Zuhal Karakurt
Background: Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to COPD have high mortality and morbidity. Acidosis has several harmful effects on hemodynamics and metabolism, and the current knowledge regarding the relationship between respiratory acidosis severity on the short- and long-term survival of COPD patients is limited. We hypothesized that COPD patients with severe acidosis would have a poorer short- and long-term prognosis compared with COPD patients with mild-to-moderate acidosis...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773291/cost-utility-of-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-analysis-and-implications-in-acute-respiratory-failure-a-brief-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Antonello Nicolini, Sven Stieglitz, Pierre Bou-Khalil, Antonio Esquinas
The growing interest in the quality of patient care at the levels of the health care managers, insurance companies, and health professionals is evident. Further, the growing population requires good quality health services. In this review, we analyzed the cost-effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in an acute setting for the treatment of respiratory failure. The strength of this review is that it identified and summarized the most relevant studies regarding various aspects of the cost-utility of NIV in an acute setting...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766676/identification-of-hospitalized-tracheostomy-and-ventilator-dependent-patients-in-administrative-data
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Barbara K Giambra, Colleen Mangeot, Dan T Benscoter, Maria T Britto
BACKGROUND: Patients with established tracheostomy and ventilator dependence are hospitalized more frequently and use more healthcare resources than other patients with complex chronic conditions. However, data to compare variation in hospitalization and resource use among patients in this population across the United States is deficient, partly due to the lack of structured methods to query national databases. AIM: Determine the best method for identifying the subset of children with established tracheostomy and ventilator dependence in Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS)...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765435/mortality-of-adult-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-using-the-apache-ii-and-sofa-systems-outcome-assessment-in-turkish-intensive-care-units
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Cetin Kaymak, Irfan Sencan, Seval Izdes, Aydin Sari, Hatice Yagmurdur, Derya Karadas, Derya Oztuna
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance using risk-adjusted ICU mortality rates nationally, assessing patients who died or had been discharged from the ICU. For this purpose, this study analyzed the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) databases, containing detailed clinical and physiological information and mortality of mixed critically ill patients in a medical ICU at secondary and tertiary referral ICUs in Turkey...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765429/the-potentials-and-caveats-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-based-therapies-in-the-preterm-infant
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REVIEW
Judith Gronbach, Tayyab Shahzad, Sarah Radajewski, Cho-Ming Chao, Saverio Bellusci, Rory E Morty, Tobias Reicherzer, Harald Ehrhardt
Preponderance of proinflammatory signals is a characteristic feature of all acute and resulting long-term morbidities of the preterm infant. The proinflammatory actions are best characterized for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which is the chronic lung disease of the preterm infant with lifelong restrictions of pulmonary function and severe consequences for psychomotor development and quality of life. Besides BPD, the immature brain, eye, and gut are also exposed to inflammatory injuries provoked by infection, mechanical ventilation, and oxygen toxicity...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764401/management-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-interstitial-lung-diseases-overview-and-clinical-insights
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REVIEW
Paola Faverio, Federica De Giacomi, Luca Sardella, Giuseppe Fiorentino, Mauro Carone, Francesco Salerno, Jousel Ora, Paola Rogliani, Giulia Pellegrino, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Francesco Bini, Bruno Dino Bodini, Grazia Messinesi, Alberto Pesci, Antonio Esquinas
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by widespread fibrotic and inflammatory abnormalities of the lung. Respiratory failure is a common complication in advanced stages or following acute worsening of the underlying disease. Aim of this review is to evaluate the current evidence in determining the best management of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in ILDs. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the Medline/PubMed and EMBASE databases to identify studies that investigated the management of ARF in ILDs (the last search was conducted on November 2017)...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763900/c-prosp-b-a-possible-biomarker-for-pulmonary-diseases
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Nicolas Kahn, Anne-Kathrin Rossler, Katrin Hornemann, Thomas Muley, Ekkehard Grünig, Werner Schmidt, Felix J F Herth, Michael Kreuter
BACKGROUND: Detection of surfactant proteins A and D (SP-A and SP-D) in the serum of patients with pulmonary diseases is thought to reflect an injury of the alveolar epithelial barrier and as such serve as a biomarker for these diseases. However, the data for SP-B are limited. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this feasibility study was to assess whether immature SP-B pre-proteins might have value as a possible biomarker for pulmonary diseases. METHODS: In serum samples from patients with different chronic lung diseases (interstitial lung diseases [ILDs], chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, inflammation, patients on ventilator support; total n = 283), C-proSP-B was measured using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay based on mouse monoclonal anti-C-proSP-B antibodies...
May 15, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759277/effects-of-chronic-opioid-use-on-sleep-and-wake
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REVIEW
Michelle Cao, Shahrokh Javaheri
Chronic use of opioids negatively affects sleep on 2 levels: sleep architecture and breathing. Patients suffer from a variety of daytime sequelae. There may be a bidirectional relationship between poor sleep quality, sleep-disordered breathing, and daytime function. Opioids are a potential cause of incident depression. The best therapeutic option is withdrawal of opioids, which proves difficult. Positive airway pressure devices are considered first-line treatment for sleep-related breathing disorders. New generation positive pressure servo ventilators are increasingly popular as a treatment option for opioid-induced sleep-disordered breathing...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758177/the-efficacy-of-antenatal-steroid-therapy-is-dependent-on-the-duration-of-low-concentration-fetal-exposure-evidence-from-a-sheep-model-of-pregnancy
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Matthew W Kemp, Masatoshi Saito, Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Yusaku Kumagai, Timothy J Molloy, Michael Clarke, Peter J Eddershaw, Gabrielle C Musk, Augusto Schmidt, Demelza Ireland, Lucy Furfaro, Matthew S Payne, John P Newnham, Alan H Jobe
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) are among the most important and widely used interventions to improve outcomes for preterm infants. ANS dosing regimens remain un-optimized and without maternal weight-adjusted dosing. We, and others, have hypothesised that once a low concentration of materno-fetal steroid exposure is achieved and maintained, the duration of the steroid exposure determines treatment efficacy. Using a sheep model of pregnancy, we tested the relationship between steroid dose, and duration of exposure, and treatment efficacy...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754418/comprehensive-outcomes-after-lung-retransplantation-a-single-center-review
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Kieran Halloran, Meghan Aversa, Kathryn Tinckam, Tereza Martinu, Matthew Binnie, Cecilia Chaparro, Chung-Wai Chow, Tom Waddell, Karen McRae, Andrew Pierre, Marc de Perrot, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee, Lianne G Singer
INTRODUCTION: Lung retransplantation is an important therapy for a growing population of lung transplant recipients with graft failure, but detailed outcome data are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult lung retransplant in the Toronto Lung Transplant Program from 2001 to 2013 (n=38). We analyzed the post-operative course, graft function, renal function, microbiology, donor specific antibodies (DSA), quality of life and survival compared to a control cohort of primary transplant recipients matched for age and era...
May 13, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751145/antioxidant-treatment-for-impaired-hypoxic-ventilatory-responses-in-experimental-diabetes-in-the-rat
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Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Malgorzata Poździk, Andrea Mazzatenta
Inflammation, tissue hypoxia, and impaired hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR) are the intricately entwined features of diabetes which perpetuate the disease and its sequelae. Hyperglycemia, notably, is an oxygen consuming process due to enhanced cellular metabolism. Oxidative stress underlies diabetic pathogenesis and also is a crucial modulator of the hypoxic chemoreflex. The present study seeks to determine if suppressed ventilation in diabetes could be improved by antioxidant treatment. The study was performed in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in awake rats...
May 8, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750814/one-year-mortality-after-recovery-from-critical-illness-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sharukh Lokhandwala, Ned McCague, Abdullah Chahin, Braiam Escobar, Mengling Feng, Mohammad M Ghassemi, David J Stone, Leo Anthony Celi
RATIONALE: Factors associated with one-year mortality after recovery from critical illness are not well understood. Clinicians generally lack information regarding post-hospital discharge outcomes of patients from the intensive care unit, which may be important when counseling patients and families. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which factors among patients who survived for at least 30 days post-ICU admission are associated with one-year mortality. METHODS: Single-center, longitudinal retrospective cohort study of all ICU patients admitted to a tertiary-care academic medical center from 2001-2012 who survived ≥30 days from ICU admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750475/effects-of-losartan-and-allopurinol-on-cardiorespiratory-regulation-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Barbara J Morgan, Mihaela Teodorescu, David F Pegelow, Emily R Jackson, Devin L Schneider, David T Plante, James P Gapinski, Scott J Hetzel, John M Dopp
Chemoreflex sensitization produced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in rats is attenuated by angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1 R) blockade. AT1 R blockade and xanthine oxidase inhibition both ameliorate CIH-induced endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized treatment with losartan and allopurinol would reduce chemoreflex sensitivity and improve hypoxic vasodilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Eighty-six hypertensive patients with apnoea-hypopnoea index ≥25 events/hr and no other cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease were randomly assigned to receive allopurinol, losartan, or placebo for 6 weeks...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746270/evidence-regarding-the-use-of-bubble-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-the-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-benefits-challenges-and-implications-for-nursing-practice
#18
Samantha Alessi
BACKGROUND: Gentle ventilation with optimal oxygenation is integral to prevention of chronic lung disease in the extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) infant. Various types of noninvasive ventilation are used in neonatal intensive care units worldwide. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (BCPAP) has been in use in newborn intensive care since 1975. PURPOSE: To synthesize the current evidence on the use of BCPAP in the ELBW infant and its relationship to outcomes, particularly morbidity and mortality...
May 9, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744618/association-between-central-venous-pressure-as-assessed-by-echocardiography-left-ventricular-function-and-acute-cardio-renal-syndrome-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Shafik Khoury, Arie Steinvil, Amir Gal-Oz, Gilad Margolis, Aviram Hochstatd, Yan Topilsky, Gad Keren, Yacov Shacham
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have demonstrated the adverse effects of venous congestion on renal function in patients with heart failure. None of these trials, however, has evaluated the effect of acute myocardial ischemia on the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 1336 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between June 2012 and June 2016...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743761/predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-kidney-injury-patients-admitted-to-medicine-intensive-care-unit-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-hospital
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Amrish Saxena, Shrikant V Meshram
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a challenging problem faced by intensive care clinicians worldwide, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients. Materials and Methods: A hospital-based prospective, observational study was conducted in patients of AKI admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Department of Medicine in a rural tertiary care hospital located in central India. Data of all consecutive AKI inpatients related to demographic variables, clinical profile, and laboratory investigations were collected from patient's medical records...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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