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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789896/an-offline-technique-to-evaluate-residual-motion-of-the-diaphragm-during-deep-inspiratory-breath-hold-from-cone-beam-ct-datasets
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Manuel Blessing, Julian Hofmann, Lena Vogel, Judit Boda-Heggemann, Frank Lohr, Frederik Wenz, Florian Stieler, Anna Simeonova-Chergou
PURPOSE: In radiation therapy, the computer-assisted deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique is one approach to deal with respiratory motion of tumors in the lung, liver, or upper abdomen. However, inter- and intra-breath-hold deviations from an optimal static tumor position might occur. A novel method is presented to noninvasively measure the diaphragm position and thus estimate its residual deviation (as surrogate for the tumor position) based on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) projection data using active breathing control during acquisition...
May 22, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750133/use-of-indirect-target-gating-in-magnetic-resonance-guided-liver-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-case-report-of-an-oligometastatic-patient
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Luca Boldrini, Francesco Cellini, Stefania Manfrida, Giuditta Chiloiro, Stefania Teodoli, Davide Cusumano, Bruno Fionda, Gian Carlo Mattiucci, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Luigi Azario, Vincenzo Valentini
The case of a 73-year-old woman affected by anal canal cancer with concomitant liver metastases is presented here. The patient was addressed to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) on two hepatic secondary lesions after the first radiochemotherapy treatment of the primary tumor. A Tri-60-Co magnetic resonance hybrid radiotherapy unit was used for SBRT treatment delivery. Both liver lesions were not clearly visible on the setup magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to their limited dimensions (maximum diameter 13 mm); however, the presence of two cysts adjacent to the metastases allowed the use of an indirect target gating approach...
March 9, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623802/spiritual-counseling-program-for-children-with-anxiety-disorders-a-multi-city-experiment
#3
Samta P Pandya
This article reports on a multi-city two-year long experiment on the effect of a spiritual counseling program (SCP) on children diagnosed with anxiety disorders. The two-year customized SCP was conducted with 1238 children from 20 private schools in five cities across five countries, with an equal number in a control group. Results showed that post-treatment self-reported and counselor-tested anxiety outcome measure scores were lower for the treatment group. Girls, children from more affluent cities, middle-class children, and those who had one stay-at-home parent and no siblings showed reduced anxiety disorders post-treatment...
March 2018: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: JPCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604403/slow-loaded-breathing-training-improves-blood-pressure-lung-capacity-and-arm-exercise-endurance-for-older-people-with-treated-and-stable-isolated-systolic-hypertension
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Chulee Ublosakka-Jones, Phailin Tongdee, Orathai Pachirat, David A Jones
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and reduced lung function are important features of aging. Slow loaded breathing training reduces resting blood pressure and the question is whether this can also improve lung function. METHODS: Thirty-two people (67 ± 5 years, 16 male) with controlled isolated systolic hypertension undertook an eight weeks randomised controlled training trial with an inspiratory load of 25% maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP) at 6 breaths per minute (slow loaded breathing; SLB) or deep breathing control (CON)...
March 28, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536664/low-cost-kinect-version-2-imaging-system-for-breath-hold-monitoring-and-gating-proof-of-concept-study-for-breast-cancer-vmat-radiotherapy
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David M Edmunds, Lone Gothard, Komel Khabra, Anna Kirby, Poonam Madhale, Helen McNair, David Roberts, K K Tang, Richard Symonds-Tayler, Fatemeh Tahavori, Kevin Wells, Ellen Donovan
Voluntary inspiration breath hold (VIBH) for left breast cancer patients has been shown to be a safe and effective method of reducing radiation dose to the heart. Currently, VIBH protocol compliance is monitored visually. In this work, we establish whether it is possible to gate the delivery of radiation from an Elekta linac using the Microsoft Kinect version 2 (Kinect v2) depth sensor to measure a patient breathing signal. This would allow contactless monitoring during VMAT treatment, as an alternative to equipment-assisted methods such as active breathing control (ABC)...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479699/brainstem-catecholaminergic-neurones-and-breathing-control-during-postnatal-development-in-male-and-female-rats
#6
Luis Gustavo A Patrone, Vivian Biancardi, Danuzia A Marques, Kênia C Bícego, Luciane H Gargaglioni
KEY POINTS: The brainstem catecholaminergic (CA) modulation on ventilation changes with development. We determined the role of the brainstem CA system in ventilatory control under normocapnic and hypercapnic conditions during different phases of development [postnatal day (P)7-8, P14-15 and P20-21] in male and female Wistar rats. Brainstem CA neurones produce a tonic inhibitory drive that affects breathing frequency in P7-8 rats and provide an inhibitory drive during hypercapnic conditions in both males and females at P7-8 and P14-15...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427828/an-alcohol-withdrawal-test-battery-measuring-multiple-behavioral-symptoms-in-mice
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Pamela Metten, Jason P Schlumbohm, Lawrence C Huang, Gian D Greenberg, Wyatt R Hack, Stephanie E Spence, John C Crabbe
Despite acceptance that risk for alcohol-use disorder (AUD) has a large genetic component, the identification of genes underlying various components of risk for AUD has been hampered in humans, in part by the heterogeneity of expression of the phenotype. One aspect of AUD is physical dependence. Alcohol withdrawal is a serious consequence of alcohol dependence with multiple symptoms, many of which are seen in multiple species, and can be experienced over a wide-ranging time course. In the present three studies, we developed a battery of withdrawal tests in mice, examining behavioral symptoms from multiple domains that could be measured over time...
May 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305892/the-involvement-of-the-pathway-connecting-the-substantia-nigra-the-periaqueductal-gray-matter-and-the-retrotrapezoid-nucleus-in-breathing-control-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Juliana C Lima, Luiz M Oliveira, Marina T Botelho, Thiago S Moreira, Ana C Takakura
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a reduction in the number of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra (SNpc), accompanied by motor and non-motor deficiencies such as respiratory failure. Here, our aim was to investigate possible neuronal communications between the SNpc and chemoreceptor neurons within the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN), in order to explain neurodegeneration and the loss of breathing function in the 6-OHDA PD animal model. Male Wistar rats received tracer injections in the SNpc, RTN and periaqueductal gray (PAG) regions to investigate the projections between those regions...
April 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234673/breathing-training-for-dysfunctional-breathing-in-asthma-taking-a-multidimensional-approach
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REVIEW
Rosalba Courtney
Various breathing training programmes may be helpful for adults with asthma. The main therapeutic aim for many of these programmes is the correction of dysfunctional breathing. Dysfunctional breathing can be viewed practically as a multidimensional entity with the three key dimensions being biochemical, biomechanical and psychophysiological. The objectives of this review are to explore how each of these dimensions might impact on asthma sufferers, to review how various breathing therapy protocols target these dimensions and to determine if there is evidence suggesting how breathing therapy protocols might be optimised...
October 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192540/thoracoabdominal-breathing-motion-pattern-and-coordination-of-professional-ballet-dancers
#10
Isabella Martins Rodrigues, Gustavo Ramos Dalla Bernardina, Karine Jacon Sarro, Guido Baroni, Pietro Cerveri, Amanda Piaia Silvatti
Ballet training includes exercises of high and moderate intensities, which require breathing control for a good performance. This study describes the thoracoabdominal motion of professional dancers and compares the breathing patterns between professional dancers and non-dancers. Participants of this study were four male and four female (30.33 ± 4.64 years) professional dancers and four male and four female (22.75 ± 1.49 years) non-dancers. The participants executed two breathing manoeuvres while sitting motionless: quiet breathing (QB) and vital capacity (VC)...
December 1, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160737/community-singing-groups-for-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-participant-perspectives
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Ann Skingley, Stephen Clift, Sadie Hurley, Sonia Price, Lizzi Stephens
AIM: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major public health issue which is irreversible and progressive, but previous research suggests that singing may have beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to establish the views of participants with COPD taking part in a singing for better breathing programme. METHODS: This was a descriptive qualitative study nested within a single-cohort feasibility study which included measures of lung function and wellbeing...
January 2018: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152835/intra-and-inter-fractional-liver-and-lung-tumor-motions-treated-with-sbrt-under-active-breathing-control
#12
Lan Lu, Claudiu Diaconu, Toufik Djemil, Gregory Mm Videtic, May Abdel-Wahab, Naichang Yu, John Greskovich, Kevin L Stephans, Ping Xia
PURPOSE: To assess intra- and inter-fractional motions of liver and lung tumors using active breathing control (ABC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Nineteen patients with liver cancer and 15 patients with lung cancer treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) were included in this retrospective study. All patients received a series of three CTs at simulation to test breath-hold reproducibility. The centroids of the whole livers and of the lung tumors from the three CTs were compared to assess intra-fraction variability...
January 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135910/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-children-with-recurrent-wheeze-asthma-a-single-centre-study
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Marco Zaffanello, Emma Gasperi, Laura Tenero, Michele Piazza, Angelo Pietrobelli, Luca Sacchetto, Franco Antoniazzi, Giorgio Piacentini
The relationship between asthma and sleep-disordered breathing is bidirectional due to common risk factors that promote airway inflammation. Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing and recurrent wheeze/asthma are conditions that involve the upper and the lower respiratory system, respectively. The aim of the present study was to investigate the sleep disordered breathing in children with recurrent wheeze/asthma. This was a retrospective study concerning children older than 2 years who underwent-between January 2014 and November 2016-an in-laboratory overnight polygraphic study...
November 14, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984368/autogenic-drainage-for-airway-clearance-in-cystic-fibrosis
#14
REVIEW
Pamela McCormack, Paul Burnham, Kevin W Southern
BACKGROUND: Autogenic drainage is an airway clearance technique that was developed by Jean Chevaillier in 1967. The technique is characterised by breathing control using expiratory airflow to mobilise secretions from smaller to larger airways. Secretions are cleared independently by adjusting the depth and speed of respiration in a sequence of controlled breathing techniques during exhalation. The technique requires training, concentration and effort from the individual. It is important to systematically review the evidence demonstrating that autogenic drainage is an effective intervention for people with cystic fibrosis...
October 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972124/activity-patterns-elicited-by-airflow-in-the-olfactory-bulb-and-their-possible-functions
#15
Ruiqi Wu, Yue Liu, Li Wang, Bo Li, Fuqiang Xu
Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) can sense both odorants and airflows. In the olfactory bulb (OB), the coding of odor information has been well studied, but the coding of mechanical stimulation is rarely investigated. Unlike odor-sensing functions of OSNs, the airflow-sensing functions of OSNs are also largely unknown. Here, the activity patterns elicited by mechanical airflow in male rat OBs were mapped using fMRI and correlated with local field potential recordings. In an attempt to reveal possible functions of airflow sensing, the relationship between airflow patterns and physiological parameters was also examined...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958873/effects-of-respiratory-muscle-strength-training-in-classically-trained-singers
#16
Christin Ray, Michael D Trudeau, Scott McCoy
Many voice pedagogy practices revolve around the notion of controlling airflow and lung volumes and focus heavily on the concepts of breath support and breath control. Despite this emphasis, the effects of increased respiratory muscle strength on airflow and phonation patterns in trained singers remain unknown. This study addressed whether singers could increase respiratory muscle strength with progressive threshold training and whether respiratory muscle strength increases had measurable effect on voice outcomes...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687484/participation-of-locus-coeruleus-in-breathing-control-in-female-rats
#17
Débora de Carvalho, Luis Gustavo A Patrone, Danuzia A Marques, Mariane C Vicente, Raphael E Szawka, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, Kênia C Bícego, Luciane H Gargaglioni
Several evidences indicate that the locus coeruleus (LC) is involved in central chemoreception responding to CO2/pH and displaying a high percentage of chemosensitive neurons (>80%). However, there are no studies about the LC-mediated hypercapnic ventilation performed in females. Therefore, we assessed the role of noradrenergic LC neurons in non-ovariectomized (NOVX), ovariectomized (OVX) and estradiol (E2)-treated ovariectomized (OVX+E2) rats in respiratory response to hypercapnia, using a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) - lesion model...
July 4, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684394/tg-th-cre-fi172gsat-th-cre-defines-neurons-that-are-required-for-full-hypercapnic-and-hypoxic-reflexes
#18
Jenny J Sun, Russell S Ray
The catecholaminergic (CA) system has been implicated in many facets of breathing control and offers an important target to better comprehend the underlying etiologies of both developmental and adult respiratory pathophysiologies. Here, we used a noninvasive DREADD-based pharmacogenetic approach to acutely perturb Tg(Th-Cre)FI172Gsat (Th-Cre)-defined neurons in awake and unrestrained mice in an attempt to characterize CA function in breathing. We report that clozapine-N-oxide (CNO)-DREADD-mediated inhibition of Th-Cre-defined neurons results in blunted ventilatory responses under respiratory challenge...
August 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678316/resting-state-functional-thalamic-connectivity-abnormalities-in-patients-with-post-stroke-sleep-apnoea-a-pilot-case-control-study
#19
M L Sacchetti, M T Di Mascio, E Tinelli, C Mainero, G Russo, M Fiorelli, V Calistri, C de Lena, A Minni, F Caramia
OBJECTIVE: Sleep apnoea is common after stroke, and has adverse effects on the clinical outcome of affected cases. Its pathophysiological mechanisms are only partially known. Increases in brain connectivity after stroke might influence networks involved in arousal modulation and breathing control. The aim of this study was to investigate the resting state functional MRI thalamic hyper-connectivity of stroke patients affected by sleep apnoea (SA) with respect to cases not affected, and to healthy controls (HC)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574192/feasibility-study-of-ultrasound-imaging-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-with-active-breathing-coordinator-in-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Lin Su, Iulian Iordachita, Yin Zhang, Junghoon Lee, Sook Kien Ng, Juan Jackson, Ted Hooker, John Wong, Joseph M Herman, H Tutkun Sen, Peter Kazanzides, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell, Chen Yang, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) allows for high radiation doses to be delivered to the pancreatic tumors with limited toxicity. Nevertheless, the respiratory motion of the pancreas introduces major uncertainty during SBRT. Ultrasound imaging is a non-ionizing, non-invasive, and real-time technique for intrafraction monitoring. A configuration is not available to place the ultrasound probe during pancreas SBRT for monitoring. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An arm-bridge system was designed and built...
July 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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