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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106628/neonatal-micrognathia-national-trends-in-early-mandibular-surgery
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Hillary E Jenny, Benjamin B Massenburg, E Hope Weissler, Peter J Taub
BACKGROUND: Micrognathia is a congenital anomaly that may pose breathing and feeding limitations in newborns, sometimes necessitating invasive management. The present study aims to identify the complications associated with receiving mandibular surgery during the birth stay in order to better predict which patients may benefit from early surgical intervention. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using the 2000 to 2012 kids' inpatient databases. We included all live newborn infants born in the hospital through vaginal delivery or caesarean section...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078839/widespread-membrane-potential-changes-and-cardiorespiratory-synchronization-involved-in-anxiety-and-sleep-wake-transitions
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R Jerath, S M Cearley, M Jensen
Located within the ascending reticular activating system are nuclei which release neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. These nuclei have widespread projections that extend into the limbic system and throughout cortex. Activation of these neurotransmitters during awake states leads to arousal, while inhibition leads to the loss of consciousness experienced during slow-wave sleep. Previously, we proposed a mechanism in which cardiorespiratory synchronization may underlie the widespread hyperpolarization that occurs throughout the brain during slow-wave sleep...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046660/mo-fg-campus-tep3-01-a-model-of-baseline-shift-to-improve-robustness-of-proton-therapy-treatments-of-moving-tumors
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K Souris, A Barragan Montero, E Sterpin, D Di Perri, X Geets, J Lee
PURPOSE: The shift in mean position of a moving tumor also known as "baseline shift", has been modeled, in order to automatically generate uncertainty scenarios for the assessment and robust optimization of proton therapy treatments in lung cancer. METHODS: An average CT scan and a Mid-Position CT scan (MidPCT) of the patient at the planning time are first generated from a 4D-CT data. The mean position of the tumor along the breathing cycle is represented by the GTV contour in the MidPCT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046169/effect-of-shade-on-animal-welfare-growth-performance-and-carcass-characteristics-in-large-pens-of-beef-cattle-fed-a-beta-agonist-in-a-commercial-feedlot
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J A Hagenmaier, C D Reinhardt, S J Bartle, D U Thomson
Feedlot cattle ( = 1,395; BW = 568 ± 43 kg) were used to evaluate the effects of shade on animal welfare, growth performance, and carcass quality during the summer of 2013 in a Kansas commercial feedlot. Seven lots of predominately black steers and heifers (4 and 3, respectively) visually determined to be approaching the final mo on feed were identified, randomly gate-sorted, and allocated to pens located across the feed alley from each other to receive 1 of 2 treatments: 1) Shade (mean shade area = 1.5 m/ animal) or 2) No shade...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027184/piezosurgery-an-asset-in-treatment-of-pierre-robin-sequence
#5
Divya Singh, Pushkar Gadre, Kiran Gadre, Shandilya Ramanojam
Pierre Robin sequence (formerly a syndrome) is named after the French stomatologist who, in 1923 and 1934, described the problems associated with micrognathia in newborn. It comprises mandibular micrognathia, U-shaped cleft palate, and glossoptosis. The typical symptoms are hypoxaemia, noisy breathing, snoring, stridor, cyanosis, bradycardia, feeding difficulties, and failure to thrive. Distraction osteogenesis has recently been considered as a surgical option for early intervention to lengthen the mandible and relieve respiratory problems...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987514/-effects-of-breast-feeding-duration-bottle-feeding-duration-and-oral-habits-on-the-occlusal-characteristics-of-primary-dentition
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X X Chen, B Xia, L H Ge, J W Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of breast-feeding duration, bottle-feeding duration and oral habits on the occlusal characteristics of primary dentition in 3-6-year-old children in Beijing. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted via an examination of the occlusal characteristics of 734 children combined with a questionnaire completed by their parents/guardians. The examination was performed by a single, previously calibrated examiner and the following variables were evaluated: presence or absence of deep overbite, open bite, anterior cross bite, posterior cross bite, deep overjet, terminal plane relationship of the second primary molar, primary canine relationship, crowding and spacing...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956236/new-insights-into-sucking-swallowing-and-breathing-central-generators-a-complexity-analysis-of-rhythmic-motor-behaviors
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Nathalie Samson, Jean-Paul Praud, Brigitte Quenet, Thomas Similowski, Christian Straus
Sucking, swallowing and breathing are dynamic motor behaviors. Breathing displays features of chaos-like dynamics, in particular nonlinearity and complexity, which take their source in the automatic command of breathing. In contrast, buccal/gill ventilation in amphibians is one of the rare motor behaviors that do not display nonlinear complexity. This study aimed at assessing whether sucking and swallowing would also follow nonlinear complex dynamics in the newborn lamb. Breathing movements were recorded before, during and after bottle-feeding...
December 9, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940767/effective-neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-nava-ventilation-in-a-child-with-jeune-syndrome
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Gianluca Cosi, Giulia Genoni, Alice Monzani, Barbara Pilan, Maria Lavrano, Federica Ferrero
Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is a rare skeletal dysplasia mainly characterized by dystrophy of the thoracic cage. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a respiratory support in which pressure assistance is provided in proportion to and synchronous with the electrical activity of the diaphragm. We present the case of a 4-month-old infant with asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy and respiratory failure successfully ventilated with NAVA. In this case, NAVA improved patient-ventilator synchrony, reducing endotracheal secretion and gastric overdistention...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939541/invited-review-phenotypes-to-genetically-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-dairying
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Y de Haas, M Pszczola, H Soyeurt, E Wall, J Lassen
Phenotypes have been reviewed to select for lower-emitting animals in order to decrease the environmental footprint of dairy cattle products. This includes direct selection for breath measurements, as well as indirect selection via indicator traits such as feed intake, milk spectral data, and rumen microbial communities. Many of these traits are expensive or difficult to record, or both, but with genomic selection, inclusion of methane emission as a breeding goal trait is feasible, even with a limited number of registrations...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903201/nutrition-in-the-intensive-care-unit-you-must-breathe-what-you-eat
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John F Cade, Daryl A Jones, Rinaldo Bellomo
The imprecision in prescribing of enteral nutrition in critically ill patients must result in occasions of overfeeding as well as underfeeding. Overfeeding could cause increased CO2 production and thus increased work of breathing and prolonged ventilator dependence. This possibility is supported by the limited relevant literature. We examined this possibility mathematically using the data in The Augmented versus Routine Approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET) feasibility study and in its main study protocol...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884657/the-origin-and-diversification-of-the-developmental-mechanisms-that-pattern-the-vertebrate-head-skeleton
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Tyler Square, David Jandzik, Marek Romášek, Robert Cerny, Daniel Meulemans Medeiros
The apparent evolvability of the vertebrate head skeleton has allowed a diverse array of shapes, sizes, and compositions of the head in order to better adapt species to their environments. This encompasses feeding, breathing, sensing, and communicating: the head skeleton somehow participated in the evolution of all these critical processes for the last 500 million years. Through evolution, present head diversity was made possible via developmental modifications to the first head skeletal genetic program. Understanding the development of the vertebrate common ancestor's head skeleton is thus an important step in identifying how different lineages have respectively achieved their many innovations in the head...
November 21, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881192/effect-of-a-ceiling-fan-ventilation-system-on-finishing-young-bulls-health-behaviour-and-growth-performance
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L Magrin, M Brscic, I Lora, C Rumor, L Tondello, G Cozzi, F Gottardo
This research aimed at assessing the effects of a ceiling fan ventilation system on health, feeding, social behaviour and growth response of finishing young bulls fattened indoors during a mild summer season. A total of 69 Charolais young bulls were housed in six pens without any mechanical ventilation system (Control) and in six pens equipped with ceiling fans. The experimental period lasted 98 days from June until mid-September 2014. Four experimental days were considered in order to assess the effect of the ventilation system under two different microclimatic conditions: 2 alert days at monthly interval with temperature humidity index (THI) between 75 and 78, and 2 normal days with THI⩽74...
November 24, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868158/growth-and-prevalence-of-feeding-difficulties-in-children-with-robin-sequence-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Emma C Paes, Iris A C de Vries, Wouter M Penris, Karlijn H Hanny, Selma W Lavrijsen, Elselien K van Leerdam, Maaike M Rademaker, Esther S Veldhoen, Rene M J C Eijkemans, Moshe Kon, Corstiaan C Breugem
OBJECTIVES: In addition to breathing problems, patients with Robin sequence (RS) often encounter feeding difficulties (FD). Data regarding the occurrence of FD and possible influencing factors are scarce. The study aim was to elucidate these factors to improve treatment strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective comparative cohort study was conducted, consisting of 69 infants diagnosed with both RS and a cleft palate and 64 isolated cleft palate only (iCPO) infants...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830392/acoustic-and-perceptual-profiles-of-swallowing-sounds-in-children-normative-data-for-4-36-months-from-a-cross-sectional-study-cohort
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Thuy T Frakking, Anne B Chang, Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Julie Yang, Michael David, Kelly A Weir
Limited data on cervical auscultation (CA) sounds during the transitional feeding period of 4-36 months in healthy children exist. This study examined the acoustic and perceptual parameters of swallowing sounds in children aged 4-36 months over a range of food and fluid consistencies. Using CA, swallowing sounds were recorded from a microphone as children ate or drank. Acoustic parameters of duration, peak frequency and peak intensity were determined. Perceptual parameters of swallowing/breath sounds heard pre-, during and post-swallow were rated ('present', 'absent', 'cannot be determined') for each texture...
November 9, 2016: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822241/surgical-management-of-extensive-oral-tumors-by-bilateral-rostral-mandibulectomy-in-two-dogs
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M Shafiuzama, M S Sabarish Babu, N Krishnaveni, P Manoj Prabhakar, S Hemalatha, N J D Souza
Two dogs of different age groups were presented with the history of oral growth, bleeding, excessive salivation, bad breath, inappetance and dysphagia. Physical examination revealed cauliflower like reddish growth in the gingiva enclosing the mandibular incisiors and canine tooth. Haematology and serum biochemical profiles were within the normal range. Plain radiography revealed extensive growth involving the lower mandible and gingiva. Hence rostral mandibulectomy was performed to excise the tumor mass. The dogs recovered uneventfully after surgery with no difficulty in feeding liquid and semisolid diet...
2016: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788200/physiological-morphological-and-behavioural-responses-of-self-feeding-precocial-chicks-copying-with-contrasting-levels-of-water-salinity-during-development
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Afonso R Rocha, Rita Silva, Auxiliadora Villegas, Juan M Sánchez-Guzmán, Jaime A Ramos, José A Masero
Combined physiological and behavioural responses to salt loads during development have rarely been studied in air-breathing vertebrates able to inhabit hypersaline habitats, but they may be of particular importance in understanding, for example, the differences among species in patterns of habitat use or ontogenetic diet switches. Here, we compared the physiological and behavioural responses of self-feeding precocial chicks developed in contrasting levels of water salinity. The model species was the Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) a precocial shorebird that breeds in a range of habitats from freshwater to hypersaline wetlands...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683588/aspirating-and-nonaspirating-swallow-sounds-in-children-a-pilot-study
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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...
December 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677575/mitral-valve-replacement-in-neonatal-endocarditis-time-to-discuss-prevention-strategies-for-group-b-streptococcus-disease
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648934/satiety-effects-of-lentils-in-a-calorie-matched-fruit-smoothie
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574987/flat-feline-faces-is-brachycephaly-associated-with-respiratory-abnormalities-in-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
#20
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
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