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Thuy Frakking, Anne Chang, Kerry O'Grady, Michael David, Kelly Weir
BACKGROUND: Cervical auscultation (CA) may be used to complement feeding/swallowing evaluations when assessing for aspiration. There are no published pediatric studies that compare the properties of sounds between aspirating and nonaspirating swallows. AIM: To establish acoustic and perceptual profiles of aspirating and nonaspirating swallow sounds and determine if a difference exists between these 2 swallowing types. METHODS: Aspiration sound clips were obtained from recordings using CA simultaneously undertaken with videofluoroscopic swallow study...
September 28, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Sormeh Salehian, Abhinav Rastogi, Olivier Ghez, Margarita Burmester
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is recognised as one of the leading organisms in early-onset neonatal sepsis but is also a cause of late-onset GBS septicaemia, meningitis and rarely, infective endocarditis (IE). We report a case of a healthy term neonate who developed GBS septicaemia and meningitis having presented with parental concern and poor feeding. Subsequent identification and treatment of GBS resulted in the requirement for long-line intravascular access in order to administer antibiotic therapy. One week later, after repeated parental concern and symptoms of shortness of breath, the neonate presented to Accident and Emergency and subsequently a Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Intensive Care Unit where emergency resuscitation procedures were required and diagnosis of severe IE affecting the mitral valve was made...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Jennifer Erickson, Joanne Slavin
The food environment is changing, with consumers being more health conscious and concerned about the wholesomeness of their food than ever before. Consumers are looking for nutritious whole food alternatives to fill their plates and stomachs. Pulse grains, rich in both protein and fiber, may be the ideal candidate to promote satiety at meals. In a crossover feeding study, participants consumed calorie-matched fruit smoothies prepared with either an ice cream base or pureed red lentils. Self-reported satiety, blood glucose response, and ad libitum food intake at a secondary meal were all measured along with breath hydrogen and methane and gastrointestinal tolerance...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Food Science
Mark J Farnworth, Ruoning Chen, Rowena M A Packer, Sarah M A Caney, Danièlle A Gunn-Moore
There has been little research into brachycephalism and associated disorders in cats. A questionnaire aimed at cat owners was used to determine the relationship between feline facial conformation and owner-reported cat management requirements and respiratory abnormalities. Owner-submitted photographs of cats were used to develop novel measures of skull conformation. One thousand valid questionnaires were received. Within these there were 373 valid photographs that allowed measurement of muzzle ratio (M%) and 494 that allowed nose position ratio (NP%)...
2016: PloS One
D Arul Pon Daniel, K Thangavel
Breathomics is the metabolomics study of exhaled air. It is a powerful emerging metabolomics research field that mainly focuses on health-related volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Since the quantity of these compounds varies with health status, breathomics assures to deliver noninvasive diagnostic tools. Thus, the main aim of breathomics is to discover patterns of VOCs related to abnormal metabolic processes occurring in the human body. Classification systems, however, are not designed for cost-sensitive classification domains...
July 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
Kishwar Azad, Jiji Mathews
Preterm births (PTBs), defined as births before 37 weeks of gestation account for the majority of deaths in the newborn period. Prediction and prevention of PTB is challenging. A history of preterm labour or second trimester losses and accurate measurement of cervical length help to identify women who would benefit from progesterone and cerclage. Fibronectin estimation in the cervicovaginal secretions of a symptomatic woman with an undilated cervix can predict PTB within 10 days of testing. Antibiotics should be given to women with preterm prelabour rupture of membranes but tocolysis has a limited role in the management of preterm labour...
June 24, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Grazyne Tresoldi, Karin E Schütz, Cassandra B Tucker
Identifying dairy cattle experiencing heat stress and adopting appropriate mitigation strategies can improve welfare and profitability. However, little is known about how cattle use heat abatement resources (shade, sprayed water) on drylot dairies. It is also unclear how often we need to observe animals to measure high heat load, or the relevance of specific aspects of this response, particularly in terms of panting. Our objectives were to describe and determine sampling intervals to measure cattle use of heat abatement resources, respiration rate (RR) and panting characteristics (drooling, open mouth, protruding tongue), and to evaluate the relationship between the latter 2...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Krishna Kumar Yadav, Shally Awasthi
India has the highest number of global deaths of children under 5 years of age. In the year 2015, it was reported that there were 5.9 million deaths of children under 5 years of age globally, of which 1.2 million (20%) occurred in India alone. Currently, India has an under 5 mortality rate of 48 per 1000 live births. Community-acquired pneumonia contributes to about one sixth of this mortality. Fast breathing is the key symptom of community-acquired pneumonia. The World Health Organization recently categorized community-acquired pneumonia in children under 5 years of age into two, pneumonia, and severe pneumonia...
June 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
Daniel Scheid, Moritz von der Lühe, Markus Gallei
A convenient synthetic approach for the preparation of uniform metallopolymer-containing hollow spheres based on 2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl ferrocenecarboxylate (FcMA) as monomer by sequential starved feed emulsion polymerization is described. Core/shell particles consisting of a noncrosslinked poly(methyl methacrylate) core and a slightly crosslinked ferrocene-containing shell allows for the simple dissolution of core material and, thus, monodisperse metallopolymer hollow spheres are obtained. Since PFcMA is incorporated in the particle shell, herein investigated hollow spheres can be addressed by external triggers, i...
October 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Marianne J Chapman, Adam M Deane, Stephanie L O'Connor, Nam Q Nguyen, Robert J L Fraser, Duncan B Richards, Kimberley E Hacquoil, Lakshmi S Vasist Johnson, Matthew E Barton, George E Dukes
BACKGROUND: The promotility agents currently available to treat gastroparesis and feed intolerance in the critically ill are limited by adverse effects. The aim of this study was to assess the pharmacodynamic effects and pharmacokinetics of single doses of the novel gastric promotility agent motilin agonist camicinal (GSK962040) in critically ill feed-intolerant patients. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, study was performed in mechanically ventilated feed-intolerant patients [median age 55 (19-84), 73 % male, APACHE II score 18 (5-37) with a gastric residual volume ≥200 mL]...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
John N Maina
Among the extant air-breathing vertebrates, the avian respiratory system is structurally the most complex and functionally the most efficient gas exchanger. Having been investigated for over four centuries, some aspects of its biology have been extremely challenging and highly contentious and others still remain unresolved. Here, while assessing the most recent findings, four notable aspects of the structure and function of the avian respiratory system are examined critically to highlight the questions, speculations, controversies and debates that have arisen from past research...
July 28, 2016: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Vinod K Ramani, Jayashree Pattankar, Suresh Kuralayanapalya Puttahonnappa
INTRODUCTION: Among all illness, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) account for 30-60% of paediatric outpatient attendance and 20-30% of hospital admissions. AIM: To study the morbidity pattern of ARI among under-five-age group children and to assess the determinants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted for a one year period, comprising a cumulative sample of 400 children from 3 urban slums of Gulbarga city. History of nasal discharge, cough, fever, sore throat, breathing difficulty, any discharge from ear alone or in combination, was used in the recognition of an ARI episode...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Russel D Andrews, Manfred R Enstipp
To fully understand how diving seabirds and marine mammals balance the potentially conflicting demands of holding their breath while living their lives underwater (and maintaining physiological homeostasis during exercise, feeding, growth, and reproduction), physiological studies must be conducted with animals in their natural environments. The purpose of this article is to review the importance of making physiological measurements on diving animals in field settings, while acknowledging the challenges and highlighting some solutions...
July 12, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Eugene Ng, Patti Schurr, Maureen Reilly, Michael Dunn, Jennifer Beck
BACKGROUND: In preterm infants, it is unknown whether feeding affects neural breathing pattern. OBJECTIVES: By measuring the diaphragm electrical activity (Edi) waveform, we evaluated the effect of enteral feeding and compared the effects of feeding methods on neural breathing pattern and central apnea in very low birth weight preterm infants. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, crossover study, ten non-ventilated preterm infants with birth weights<1250g and tolerating full feeds were randomized to either bolus feeding (BF) or slow infusion feeding (SF) over 90min, followed by crossover to the other method at the next feed...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Marina De Tommaso, Miriam Kunz, Massimiliano Valeriani
INTRODUCTION Neurodegenerative diseases are increasing in parallel to the lengthening of survival. The management of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias, Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD-related disorders, and motor neuron diseases (MND), is mainly targeted to motor and cognitive impairment, with special care for vital functions such as breathing and feeding. AREAS COVERED The present review focuses on chronic pain in main neurodegenerative diseases, addressing current evidence on pain therapeutic management, pain frequency and clinical features, and possible pathophysiological mechanisms...
July 11, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Cara C Cockerill, Christopher D Frisch, Sarah E Rein, Laura J Orvidas
OBJECTIVE: Children with Down syndrome have a higher incidence of upper airway obstruction and laryngomalacia. We sought to determine outcomes of supraglottoplasty in this patient population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed from January 2000 through January 2014. Children (n = 18) at our institution with the diagnosis of Down syndrome who underwent supraglottoplasty were included. We reviewed patient characteristics, preoperative findings, and surgical outcomes (stridor, feeding problems, respiratory distress, weight, sleep apnea, and tracheostomy or feeding tube dependence)...
August 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
László Rovó, Ádám Bach, Balázs Sztanó, Vera Matievics, Ilona Szegesdi, Paul F Castellanos
OBJECTIVES: The complex laryngeal functions are fundamentally defined by the cricoid cartilage. Thus, lesions requiring subtotal or total resection of the cricoid cartilage commonly warrant total laryngectomy. However, from an oncological perspective, the resection of the cricoid cartilage would be an optimal solution in these cases. The poor functional results of the few reported cases of total and subtotal cricoidectomy with different reconstruction techniques confirm the need for new approaches to reconstruct the infrastructure of the larynx post cricoidectomy...
July 1, 2016: Laryngoscope
Hiroyuki Kato, Sayako Nakano, Yoshiko Inoue, Tomoko Takeda, Kyoko Miura, Taro Nakamura, Katsuya Suzuki, Makoto Bannai
BACKGROUND: The indicator amino acid oxidation (IAAO) method has contributed to establishing protein and amino acid (AA) requirements by determining the optimal protein and AA intake that maximizes whole-body protein synthesis. However, it has not been used with endurance-trained subjects. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the optimal AA intake immediately after endurance exercise and at rest in endurance-trained rats by using the IAAO method. METHODS: Four-week-old male Fischer rats were divided into a sedentary (SED) group and a trained (TR) group, which underwent treadmill training 5 d/wk for 6 wk at 26 m/min for 60 min/d...
August 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Marina de Tommaso, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Ruth Defrin, Miriam Kunz, Gisele Pickering, Massimiliano Valeriani
Neurodegenerative diseases are going to increase as the life expectancy is getting longer. The management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias, Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD related disorders, motor neuron diseases (MND), Huntington's disease (HD), spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is mainly addressed to motor and cognitive impairment, with special care to vital functions as breathing and feeding. Many of these patients complain of painful symptoms though their origin is variable, and their presence is frequently not considered in the treatment guidelines, leaving their management to the decision of the clinicians alone...
2016: Behavioural Neurology
Jennifer J Thomas, Helen B Murray
The integration of feeding and eating disorders into a single DSM-5 chapter introduces an opportunity to explore common mechanisms and transdiagnostic treatment approaches. In contrast to a robust literature on the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders, very few data guide the treatment of rumination disorder (RD). In a single case experimental design, we describe the treatment of a 27-year-old woman who presented to an eating-disorder clinic with a 15-year history of untreated rumination and intermittent binge eating...
June 15, 2016: International Journal of Eating Disorders
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