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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926909/dexamethasone-implant-in-chronic-diabetic-macular-edema-resistant-to-intravitreal-ranibizumab-treatment
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Ozlem Eski Yucel, Ertugrul Can, Hilal Eser Ozturk, Hakki Birinci, Yuksel Sullu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IDI) over 6 months in eyes with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) that were resistant to intravitreal ranibizumab (IR) treatment. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Ondokuz Mayis University Hospital, Samsun, Turkey. Efficacy outcomes were considered as the change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central macular thickness (CMT)...
December 8, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925367/transient-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-transplantation-of-an-extremely-oversized-donor-heart-in-a-child-does-size-matter-a-case-report
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J Birnbaum, S M Ulrich, R Schramm, C Hagl, A Lehner, M Fischer, N A Haas, B Heineking
In pediatric heart transplantation, the size of the donor organ is an important criterion for organ allocation. Oversized donor hearts are often accepted with good results, but some complications in relation to a high donor-recipient ratio have been described. Our patient was transplanted for progressive heart failure in dilated cardiomyopathy. The donor-to-recipient weight ratio was 3 (donor weight 65 kg, recipient weight 22 kg). The intra-operative echocardiography before chest closure showed excellent cardiac function, no tricuspid valve regurgitation, and a normal central venous pressure...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923789/influence-of-sympathetic-nerve-activity-on-aortic-hemodynamics-and-pulse-wave-velocity-in-women
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Ronee E Harvey, Jill N Barnes, Emma C J Hart, Wayne T Nicholson, Michael J Joyner, Darren P Casey
Central (aortic) blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and sympathetic nerve activity increase with age in women. However, it is unknown if the age-related increase in sympathetic activity influences aortic hemodynamics and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV), an index of central aortic stiffness. The goal of this study was to determine if aortic hemodynamics and cfPWV are directly influenced by sympathetic nerve activity by measuring aortic hemodynamics, cfPWV, and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) in women before and during autonomic ganglionic blockade with trimethaphan camsylate...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923389/the-importance-of-albumin-infusion-rate-for-plasma-volume-expansion-following-major-abdominal-surgery-air-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Svajunas Statkevicius, Johan Bonnevier, Björn P Bark, Erik Larsson, Carl M Öberg, Päivi Kannisto, Bobby Tingstedt, Peter Bentzer
BACKGROUND: Administration of fluids to restore normovolaemia is one of the most common therapeutic interventions performed peri-operatively and in the critically ill, but no study has evaluated the importance of infusion rate for the plasma volume-expanding effect of a resuscitation fluid. The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that a slow infusion of resuscitation fluid results in better plasma volume expansion than a rapid infusion. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is a single-centre, assessor-blinded, parallel-group, randomised prospective study...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922879/the-changes-in-pulse-pressure-variation-or-stroke-volume-variation-after-a-tidal-volume-challenge-reliably-predict-fluid-responsiveness-during-low-tidal-volume-ventilation
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Natesh R Prabu, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia, Xavier Monnet, Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni, Jean-Louis Teboul
OBJECTIVES: Stroke volume variation and pulse pressure variation do not reliably predict fluid responsiveness during low tidal volume ventilation. We hypothesized that with transient increase in tidal volume from 6 to 8 mL/kg predicted body weight, that is, "tidal volume challenge," the changes in pulse pressure variation and stroke volume variation will predict fluid responsiveness. DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm study. SETTING: Medical-surgical ICU in a university hospital...
December 5, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921133/-evaluation-of-correction-formulas-for-tonometry-the-goldmann-applanation-tonometry-in-approximation-to-dynamic-contour-tonometry
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J Wachtl, M Töteberg-Harms, S Frimmel, C Kniestedt
BACKGROUND: Accurate determination of intraocular pressure (IOP) is essential for correct management of glaucoma. Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard for measuring IOP despite its limitations due to its dependence on corneal properties. With the aim of improving the accuracy of GAT readings, several correction formulas have been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and clinical relevance of five correction equations for GAT...
December 5, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920128/forward-and-backward-pressure-waveform-morphology-in-hypertension
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Ye Li, Haotian Gu, Henry Fok, Jordi Alastruey, Philip Chowienczyk
We tested the hypothesis that increased pulse wave reflection and altered backward waveform morphology contribute to increased pulse pressure in subjects with higher pulse pressure compared with lower pulse pressure and to actions of vasoactive drugs to increase pulse pressure. We examined the relationship of backward to forward wave morphology in 158 subjects who were evaluated for hypertension (including some normotensive subjects) divided into 3 groups by central pulse pressure: group 1, 33±6.5 mm Hg; group 2, 45±4...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920092/definition-discrimination-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-central-breathing-disturbances-during-sleep
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Winfried Randerath, Johan Verbraecken, Stefan Andreas, Michael Arzt, Konrad E Bloch, Thomas Brack, Bertien Buyse, Wilfried De Backer, Danny Joel Eckert, Ludger Grote, Lars Hagmeyer, Jan Hedner, Poul Jennum, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Carla Miltz, Walter T McNicholas, Josep Montserrat, Matthew Naughton, Jean-Louis Pepin, Dirk Pevernagie, Bernd Sanner, Dries Testelmans, Thomy Tonia, Bart Vrijsen, Peter Wijkstra, Patrick Levy
The complexity of central breathing disturbances during sleep has become increasingly obvious. They present as central sleep apnoeas (CSAs) and hypopnoeas, periodic breathing with apnoeas, or irregular breathing in patients with cardiovascular, other internal or neurological disorders, and can emerge under positive airway pressure treatment or opioid use, or at high altitude. As yet, there is insufficient knowledge on the clinical features, pathophysiological background and consecutive algorithms for stepped-care treatment...
December 5, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919724/reference-levels-for-central-venous-pressure-and-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-pressure-monitoring-in-the-lateral-position
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In-Kyung Song, Soohan Ro, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Hee-Soo Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate reference levels for central venous pressure or pulmonary artery occlusion pressure monitoring in a lateral position. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 204 adults who underwent chest computed tomography scan in the 90° lateral position from November 2006 to February 2015. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Distances from the mid-sternum to the uppermost and lowermost blood levels of both atria were measured...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919120/reconstructive-surgery-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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Jason Kf Wong, Kavit Amin, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: The management of pressure ulcers involves several interventions ranging from pressure-relieving measures such as repositioning, to treatments that can include reconstructive surgery. Such surgery may be considered for recalcitrant wounds when full thickness skin loss arises and deeper structures such as muscle fascia and even bone are exposed. The surgery commonly involves wound debridement followed by the addition of new tissue into the wound. Whilst reconstructive surgery is an accepted means of ulcer management, the benefits and harms of surgery compared with non-surgical treatments, or alternative surgical approaches are not clear...
December 6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918838/quality-of-governance-and-effectiveness-of-protected-areas-crucial-concepts-for-conservation-planning
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Johanna Eklund, Mar Cabeza
Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for biodiversity conservation and play a central role in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Recently, the effectiveness of PAs has been questioned, and assessing how effective they are in enabling the future persistence of biodiversity is not trivial. Here, we focus on terrestrial PAs and clarify the terminology related to PA effectiveness, distinguishing between management and ecological aspects. We suggest that the quality of governance affects both aspects of effectiveness but recognize a lack of synthetic understanding of the topic...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918355/experienced-dsaek-surgeon-s-transition-to-dmek-outcomes-comparing-the-last-100-dsaek-surgeries-with-the-first-100-dmek-surgeries-exclusively-using-previously-published-techniques
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Paul M Phillips, Louis J Phillips, Valliamai Muthappan, Charlene M Maloney, Christopher N Carver
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) when an experienced DSAEK surgeon transitions to DMEK while following 2 published endothelial keratoplasty surgical techniques. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 200 eyes of 132 patients with Fuchs corneal dystrophy that underwent endothelial keratoplasty performed by one surgeon. Published, standardized techniques were followed for both DSAEK and DMEK...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917928/renal-denervation-improves-the-baroreflex-and-gaba-system-in-chronic-kidney-disease-induced-hypertension
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Hsin-Hung Chen, Pei-Wen Cheng, Wen-Yu Ho, Pei-Jung Lu, Chi-Cheng Lai, Yang-Ming Tseng, Hua-Chang Fang, Gwo-Ching Sun, Michael Hsiao, Chun-Peng Liu, Ching-Jiunn Tseng
Hypertensive rats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) exhibit enhanced gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)B receptor function and regulation within the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). For CKD with hypertension, renal denervation (RD) interrupts the afferent renal sympathetic nerves, which are connecting to the NTS. The objective of the present study was to investigate how RD improves CKD-induced hypertension. Rats underwent 5/6 nephrectomy for 8 weeks, which induced CKD and hypertension. RD was induced by applying phenol to surround the renal artery in CKD...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917605/antihypertensive-medication-adherence-and-blood-pressure-control-among-central-alabama-veterans
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Emily W Piercefield, Molly E Howard, Michael H Robinson, Cain Eric Kirk, Addison P Ragan, Sondra D Reese
Medication nonadherence is associated with adverse outcomes. To evaluate antihypertensive medication adherence and its association with blood pressure (BP) control, the authors described population adherence to prescribed antihypertensive medication (proportion of days covered ≥80%) and BP control (mean BP <140/90 mm Hg) among central Alabama veterans during the fiscal year 2015. Overall, 75.1% of patients receiving antihypertensive medication were considered adherent, and 66.1% had adequate BP control...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916898/a-multi-pumping-flow-system-for-in-situ-measurements-of-dissolved-manganese-in-aquatic-systems
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David Meyer, Ralf D Prien, Olaf Dellwig, Joanna J Waniek, Ingo Schuffenhauer, Jan Donath, Siegfried Krüger, Malte Pallentin, Detlef E Schulz-Bull
A METals In Situ analyzer (METIS) has been used to determine dissolved manganese (II) concentrations in the subhalocline waters of the Gotland Deep (central Baltic Sea). High-resolution in situ measurements of total dissolved Mn were obtained in near real-time by spectrophotometry using 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol (PAN). PAN is a complexing agent of dissolved Mn and forms a wine-red complex with a maximum absorbance at a wavelength of 562 nm. Results are presented together with ancillary temperature, salinity, and dissolved O 2 data...
November 30, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916076/-daytime-hypercapnia-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-han-and-uygur-nationality
#17
Z M He, X L Jiang, Piliqing Da, Z Ye, J P Li, Q L Zhang, Y Chen, J Shi, M Li, F Han
Objective: To evaluate the incidence and factors related to daytime hypercapnia in Han and Uygur patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: There were 221 patients with OSAHS (include 179 Han patients and 42 Uygur patients) in Sleep Center of Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Karamay Central Hospital from 2015, Jan to Dec. All the patients underwent polysomnography (PSG), nocturnal oximetry, daytime blood gas analysis, pulmonary function test and Mouth occlusion pressure (P0...
November 29, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916026/role-of-cyclic-amp-in-the-eye-of-glaucoma
#18
Myoung Sup Shim, Keun-Young Kim, Won-Kyu Ju
Glaucoma is characterized by a slow and progressive degeneration of optic nerve, including retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons in the optic nerve head (ONH), leading to visual impairment. Despite the high prevalence, the biological basis of glaucoma pathogenesis still is not yet fully understood, and the factors contributing to its progression are currently not well characterized. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only modifiable risk factor, and reduction of IOP is the standard treatment for glaucoma. However, lowering IOP itself is not always effective for preserving visual function in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma...
December 5, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915481/effects-of-combination-treatment-of-alpha-1-adrenergic-receptor-antagonists-on-voiding-dysfunction-study-on-target-organs-in-overactive-bladder-rats
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Il Gyu Ko, Bo Min Moon, Sung Eun Kim, Jun Jang Jin, Lakkyong Hwang, Eun Sang Ji, Chang Ju Kim, Tai Hyung Kim, Hyun Hee Choi, Kyung Jin Chung
PURPOSE: Overactive bladder (OAB) causes urinary urgency, usually accompanied by frequency and nocturia. Alpha 1-adrenergic receptor (α1-AR) antagonists are known to improve lower urinary tract symptoms associated with OAB. The α1-AR antagonists constitute a variety of drugs according to the receptor subtype affinity. This study investigated the efficacy of tamsulosin, naftopidil, and a combination of the two on OAB rats. METHODS: The OAB rat model was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide for 14 days...
November 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915343/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-macular-edema
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André Klamann, Katharina Böttcher, Philipp Ackermann, Gerd Geerling, Marc Schargus, Rainer Guthoff
INTRODUCTION: Macular edema after cataract surgery (Irvine-Gass syndrome) or pars plana vitrectomy is a postoperative complication which can lead to permanent visual loss. Increased inflammatory substances, such as prostaglandins and cytokines, are discussed to be causative. Currently, there are no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of postoperative macular edema. Intravitreal dexamethasone (DEX) could be effective by its anti-inflammatory effect. We examined the functional and morphological results of treatment with 0...
December 3, 2016: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
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