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Alexander Torossian
The ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure is performed as a part of an extended caesarean section for example to treat fetal airway disorders. For treatment, optimal uterine relaxation is necessary, however utero-placental supply of the fetus has to be guaranteed as well. "Balanced" anesthesia, tocolysis and tight maternal arterial blood pressure control are recommended. Standard fetal monitoring comprises pulse oxymetry and echocardiography. The article describes the physiology and anesthestic goals of the EXIT procedure, discusses alternative anesthesia techniques and gives an outlook on emerging progress...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Vladimir Fridman Md, Cesare Saponieri Md, Nabil El-Sherif Md Facc Fhrs, Gioia Turitto Md Facc Fhrs
Threshold testing of cardiac rhythm devices is essential to monitoring the proper functioning of such devices (1). However, the currently method of applying multiple ECG leads to the patient is burdensome and time consuming (2). We are presenting a completely new way to perform cardiac rhythm device threshold testing using pulse oximetry. Twenty patients, with varying cardiac rhythm devices and pacing modes, were enrolled and had their atrial and ventricular thresholds tested. A comparison was made between simultaneous threshold determinations via the standard EGM based method and the new pulse oximetry based method...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Forogh Soltaninejad, Soleiman Kheiri, Roya Habibian, Arshia Amra, Shahin Asgari-Savadjani
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Exacerbation of COPD has negative effect on quality of life. Therapeutic effect of nebulized antibiotics in pulmonary infections has been reported previously. Hence, we evaluated the effect of nebulized gentamicin in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 86 hospitalized patients with AECOPD were divided into two groups for using nebulized gentamicin twice daily (case group) and placebo (control group) for 5 days in addition to standard treatment...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
S Dasgupta, A L Kakrani, A A Bamanikar, Bhumika Vaishnav
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Adam Ogna, Julie Nardi, Helene Prigent, Maria-Antonia Quera Salva, Cendrine Chaffaut, Laure Lamothe, Sylvie Chevret, Djillali Annane, David Orlikowski, Frederic Lofaso
BACKGROUND: Restrictive respiratory failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neuromuscular diseases (NMD). Home mechanical ventilation (HMV) is used to treat hypoventilation, and its efficiency is mostly assessed by daytime blood gases or nocturnal oxygen saturation monitoring (SpO2). Non-invasive transcutaneous measure of CO2 (TcCO2) allows to directly assess nocturnal hypercapnia and to detect residual hypoventilation with a higher sensitivity than SpO2. We aimed to compare the prognostic value of nocturnal SpO2 and TcCO2 in ventilated adult NMD patients...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
John Gade, Gorm Greisen
UNLABELLED: The study created an 'ex vivo' model to test different algorithms for measurements of mucosal haemoglobin saturation with visible light spectrophotometry (VLS). The model allowed comparison between algorithms, but it also allowed comparison with co-oximetry using a 'gold standard' method. This has not been described before. Seven pigs were used. They were perfused with cold Haemaxel, and thus killed, chilled and becoming bloodless. The bronchial artery was perfused with cold blood with known saturation and spectrophotometrical measurements were made through a bronchoscope...
September 2016: Physiological Measurement
Chunshan Dong, Junma Yu, Qi Liu, Chao Wu, Yao Lu
Deterioration of gas exchange during one-lung ventilation (OLV) is caused by both total collapse of the nondependent lung and partial collapse of the dependent lung. Alveolar recruitment maneuver improves lung function during general anesthesia. The objective of this study was to investigate whether there is an indirect relationship between the changes of CO2 expirogram and the selective lung recruitment. To further improve the oxygenation and gas exchange, we compare adjust setting of ventilated parameters based on CO2 expirogram and a preset setting of ventilated parameters during OLV in patients undergoing right-side thoracic surgery...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Virendra Pratap Singh Rathor, Pradeep Chugh, Rashid Ali, Anuj Bhatnagar, Syed Ehtaishamul Haque, Aseem Bhatnagar, Gaurav Mittal
Inhalational drugs often suffer from low pulmonary deposition due to their micronized size. Aim of present study was development and evaluation of a novel submicronic L-arginine respiratory fluid formulation for treatment of cardiopulmonary complications associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Objectives were (a) to develop and characterize submicronic L-arginine respiratory fluid formulation, (b) pre-clinical safety/toxicity study in 2-animal species, (c) in vitro and in vivo evaluation in terms of respiratory fraction, and (d) clinical study to assess safety/efficacy in healthy volunteers/COPD patients...
January 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Alexey O Trofimov, George Kalentiev, Oleg Voennov, Vera Grigoryeva
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between cerebral tissue oxygen saturation and cerebral blood volume in patients with traumatic brain injury. Perfusion computed tomography of the brain was performed in 25 patients with traumatic brain injury together with simultaneous SctO2 level measurement using cerebral near-infrared oxymetry. The mean age of the injured persons was 34.5±15.6 years (range 15-65); 14 men, 11 women. The Injury Severity Score (ISS) values were 44.4±9.7 (range 25-81)...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Boris Epel, Howard J Halpern
For over a century, it has been known that tumor hypoxia, regions of a tumor with low levels of oxygenation, are important contributors to tumor resistance to radiation therapy and failure of radiation treatment of cancer. Recently, using novel pulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) oxygen imaging, near absolute images of the partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) in tumors of living animals have been obtained. We discuss here the means by which EPR signals can be obtained in living tissues and tumors. We review development of EPR methods to image the pO2 in tumors and the potential for the pO2 image acquisition in human subjects...
2015: Methods in Enzymology
N P Mayr, A Hapfelmeier, K Martin, A Kurz, P van der Starre, B Babik, D Mazzitelli, R Lange, G Wiesner, P Tassani-Prell
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment strategy for patients with severe aortic stenosis. Although general anaesthesia (TAVI-GA) and sedation (TAVI-S) have previously been described for TAVI, the difference in safety and efficacy of both methods has not been studied in a randomized trial. METHODS: The INSERT trial was a single centre, controlled parallel-group trial with balanced randomization. Sixty-six patients (68-94 yr) with acquired aortic stenosis undergoing transfemoral CoreValve™ were assigned to TAVI-GA or TAVI-S...
January 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Samir Henni, Christophe Colas-Ribas, Isabelle Signolet, Mathieu Feuilloy, Pierre Abraham, Nafi Ouedraogo
BACKGROUND: Exercise transcutaneous oximetry (PtcO2) can argue for a vascular origin of exercise-related pain in atypical unusual localizations, such as lumbar, thigh or foot pain. We used five probes as a standard for treadmill PtcO2 tests. Recent commercially available devices now include up to eight probes. We aimed at analyzing the potential interest of positioning a 6th probe on the area of unusual localization during exercise PtcO2 tests. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our data with a 6-probes device, using as a standard: one probe on the chest, one on each buttock and one on each calf...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
A Palot, D Charpin
INTRODUCTION: There are very few surveys devoted to the prevalence of asthma and COPD in the general population. The Motorola Health System has been developed to make such surveys easier. OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to assess the acceptability and efficacy of the Motorola Health system in collecting health data at home in the context of an epidemiological study of respiratory health. The secondary objective was to determine whether a home-based survey would lead to a higher participation rate than a hospital-based survey...
January 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Sk Mahiuddin Ahammed, Kshaunish Das, R Sarkar, J Dasgupta, S Bandopadhyay, G K Dhali
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patient's posture change is commonly employed by a colonoscopist to achieve complete examination. We studied whether patient's posture (left-lateral decubitus vs supine) influenced the success rate of ileal intubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective open-label randomized study performed in the Endoscopy Suite of a tertiary-care center, all adult outpatients referred for colonoscopy, in whom cecal intubation was achieved and who satisfied predefined inclusion criteria, were randomized to undergo ileal intubation in either of the above two postures...
June 2014: Endoscopy International Open
Boris Epel, Howard J Halpern
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spin-lattice relaxation (SLR) oxygen imaging has proven to be an indispensable tool for assessing oxygen partial pressure in live animals. EPR oxygen images show remarkable oxygen accuracy when combined with high precision and spatial resolution. Developing more effective means for obtaining SLR rates is of great practical, biological and medical importance. In this work we compared different pulse EPR imaging protocols and pulse sequences to establish advantages and areas of applicability for each method...
May 2015: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Mauro Prato, Chiara Magnetto, Jithin Jose, Amina Khadjavi, Federica Cavallo, Elena Quaglino, Alice Panariti, Ilaria Rivolta, Emilio Benintende, Gianfranco Varetto, Monica Argenziano, Adriano Troia, Roberta Cavalli, Caterina Guiot
Perfluoropentane (PFP)-based oxygen-loaded nanobubbles (OLNBs) were previously proposed as adjuvant therapeutic tools for pathologies of different etiology sharing hypoxia as a common feature, including cancer, infection, and autoimmunity. Here we introduce a new platform of oxygen nanocarriers, based on 2H,3H-decafluoropentane (DFP) as core fluorocarbon. These new nanocarriers have been named oxygen-loaded nanodroplets (OLNDs) since DFP is liquid at body temperature, unlike gaseous PFP. Dextran-shelled OLNDs, available either in liquid or gel formulations, display spherical morphology, ~600 nm diameters, anionic charge, good oxygen carrying capacity, and no toxic effects on human keratinocytes after cell internalization...
2015: PloS One
I I Baranova, I V Leshchenko
The study included 38 men with moderately severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (mean age 60.6 ± 10.2 yr) and 42 ones with severe COPD (mean age 61.2 ± 7.2 yr). They were treated with tiotropium bromide, formoterol and beclomethasone dipropionate for 24 weeks (stage 1), TB alone for 12 weeks (stage 2) and TB+formoterol (long-acting bronchodilators, LABD) for another 12 weeks. Each stage was followed by evaluation of COPD symptoms using the St-George's Hospital questionnaire, daily requirements for short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABA), heart rate (HR), forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV-1) before and after SABA test, hemoglobin saturation with oxygen in arterial blood during pulse oxymetry before and after 6 min walking test, blood surfactant protein D level (SP-D)...
2013: Klinicheskaia Meditsina
Alexandra Jochmans-Lemoine, Gabriella Villalpando, Marcelino Gonzales, Ibana Valverde, Rudy Soria, Vincent Joseph
Ecological studies show that mice can be found at high altitude (HA - up to 4000 m) while rats are absent at these altitudes, and there are no data to explain this discrepancy. We used adult laboratory rats and mice that have been raised for more than 30 generations in La Paz, Bolivia (3600 m), and compared their hematocrit levels, right ventricular hypertrophy (index of pulmonary hypertension) and alveolar surface area in the lungs. We also used whole-body plethysmography, indirect calorimetry and pulse oxymetry to measure ventilation, metabolic rate (O2 consumption and CO2 production), heart rate and pulse oxymetry oxygen saturation (pO2 ,sat) under ambient conditions, and in response to exposure to sea level PO2 (32% O2=160 mmHg for 10 min) and hypoxia (18% and 15% O2=90 and 75 mmHg for 10 min each)...
April 2015: Journal of Experimental Biology
Nicolas Decorte, Tania Buehler, Ericky Caldas de Almeida Araujo, Alexandre Vignaud, Pierre G Carlier
The objective of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of measuring muscle O2 consumption (V˙O2) noninvasively with a combination of functional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging methods, and to verify that changes in muscle V˙O2 can be detected with a temporal resolution compatible with physiological investigation and patient ease. T2-based oxymetry of arterial and venous blood was combined with the arterial-spin labeling (ASL)-based determination of muscle perfusion. These measurements were performed on 8 healthy volunteers under normoxic and hypoxic conditions in order to assess the sensitivity of measurements over a range of saturation values...
2014: Journal of Vascular Research
Lívia Barboza Andrade, Thaís Myrian Aragão Melo, Danielle Ferreira do Nascimento Morais, Marcela Raquel Oliveira Lima, Emídio Cavalcanti Albuquerque, Paula Honório de Melo Martimiano
OBJECTIVE: Neonates mechanic ventilation weaning has become a major clinical challenge, and constitutes a large portion of neonatal intensive care units workload. The spontaneous breathing trial (SBT), performed immediately before extubation, can provide useful information on the patient's spontaneous breathing ability. This study aimed to assess the SBT effectiveness for extubation success prediction in mechanically ventilated preterm infants. METHODS: After Ethics Committee approval, an observational, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted...
June 2010: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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