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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808334/cardiorespiratory-optimization-during-improvised-singing-and-toning
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N F Bernardi, S Snow, I Peretz, H D Orozco Perez, N Sabet-Kassouf, A Lehmann
We evaluated the effect of different forms of singing on cardiorespiratory physiology, and we aimed at disentangling the role of breathing from that of vocal production. Cardiorespiratory recordings were obtained from 20 healthy adults at rest and during: a) singing of familiar slow songs as in the standard form of Western culture; b) improvised vocalization of free vowel sounds, known as toning. To disentangle the role of breathing from that of vocal production, we compared the vocal conditions with matched breathing-only conditions...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
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Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782173/silent-navigator-triggered-silent-mri-of-the-abdomen
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Yuji Iwadate, Atsushi Nozaki, Yoshinobu Nunokawa, Shigeo Okuda, Masahiro Jinzaki, Hiroyuki Kabasawa
PURPOSE: To develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a silent respiratory navigator technique for prospective triggering, which was incorporated into a three-dimensional radial zero-echo-time sequence for respiratory navigated silent abdominal imaging. METHODS: A nonselective hard excitation radiofrequency pulse was used for the navigator sequence with a derated readout gradient, to avoid generation of high levels of acoustic noise. The acquired navigator signals were processed in real time and used for prospective triggering of the zero-echo-time sequence...
August 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759934/-apnea-detection-by-means-of-respiratory-sound-recordings-and-polysomnography-a-comparative-study
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M von Heydebrand, O Hildebrandt, W Cassel, A Schäfer, K Kesper, A Weissflog, N Taher, K Sohrabi, V Gross, U Koehler
Introduction In this study, recognition of apnoeas by means of polysomnography (PSG) and nocturnal respiratory sound recordings in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) was analyzed and compared. Methods In 45 patients with OSA requiring treatment (AHI > 15/h), concomitant polysomnographic recordings and long term respiratory sound recordings by means of LEOSound were performed. Patients' average age was 58 ± 12 years (mean ± standard deviation), average BMI was 33 ± 7 kg/m(2). Audio-visual apnoea detection by LEOSound was compared to polysomnographic apnoea detection...
July 31, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752928/retrospective-evaluation-of-and-risk-factor-analysis-for-presumed-fluid-overload-in-cats-with-urethral-obstruction-11-cases-2002-2012
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Cassandra J Ostroski, Kenneth J Drobatz, Erica L Reineke
OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics, treatment, and outcome in male cats with urethral obstruction (UO) and fluid overload (FO), and to determine risk factors for the development of FO. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study from 2002-2012. ANIMALS: Eleven client-owned cats with UO that developed respiratory distress secondary to suspected FO and 51 control cats with UO without FO. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Medical records of cats with UO and FO were identified...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739332/effects-of-voice-therapy-on-muscle-tension-dysphonia-a-systematic-literature-review
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Gabriela da Cunha Pereira, Isadora de Oliveira Lemos, Camila Dalbosco Gadenz, Mauriceia Cassol
The present study aimed to carry out a systematic review of the effects of voice therapy on individuals diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) or hyperfunctional dysphonia. This is a systematic literature review on the databases Medline (via PubMed), Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Lilacs using a search strategy related to the theme of the study. The selection included clinical trials that assessed the effects of speech therapy intervention on patients diagnosed with MTD or hyperfunctional dysphonia published over the last 10 years in Portuguese, English, or Spanish...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738893/anaphylaxis-with-delayed-appearance-of-skin-manifestations-during-general-anesthesia-two-case-reports
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Hiroshi Hanamoto, Fumi Kozu, Aiko Oyamaguchi, Mika Inoue, Chizuko Yokoe, Hitoshi Niwa
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is difficult to diagnose in the absence of skin or mucosal signs and symptoms. We report two cases of anaphylaxis under general anesthesia, in which the initial presentation was in the form of respiratory signs, followed by skin manifestations 10-15 min later. Diagnosis of anaphylaxis was delayed because skin symptoms were absent early on in the presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: In the first case, a 23-year-old male patient with jaw deformity was scheduled to undergo maxillary alveolar osteotomy...
July 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731412/lung-sound-analysis-is-useful-for-monitoring-therapy-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma
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T Shimoda, Y Obase, Y Nagasaka, H Nakano, R Kishikawa, T Iwanaga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lung sound analysis (LSA) has been reported to be useful for predicting airway obstruction and inflammation in patients with bronchial asthma. Objectives: We examined whether the exhalation-to-inhalation sound pressure ratio in the middle frequency range (200-400 Hz) (E/I MF) is useful for monitoring therapy in patients with asthma. METHODS: The study population comprised 84 patients with mild to moderate asthma whose LSA data were available before and after 1 year of daily treatment with (budesonide 800 μg)...
2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712601/the-effects-of-uvulopalatal-flap-operation-on-speech-nasalance-and-the-acoustic-parameters-of-the-final-nasal-consonants
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Soo Kyoung Park, Yong Soo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Jun Xu, Ki Sang Rha, Yong Min Kim
OBJECTIVE: The acoustic characteristics of voice are determined by the source of the sound and shape of the vocal tract. Various anatomical changes after uvulopalatal flap (UPF) operation can change nasalance and/or other voice characteristics. Our aim was to explore the possible effects of UPF creation on speech nasalance and the resonatory features of the final nasal consonants, and thus voice characteristics. METHODS: A total of 30 patients (26 males, 4 females) with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent UPF operation were recruited...
July 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692924/experimental-co-infection-of-infectious-bronchitis-and-low-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h9n2-viruses-in-commercial-broiler-chickens
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Kareem E Hassan, Ahmed Ali, Salama A S Shany, Magdy F El-Kady
In this study, commercial broilers were experimentally infected with single (classical IBV, variant IBV or AIV-H9N2) or mixed AIV-H9N2 with classical, variant or vaccine strains of IBV. Birds were monitored for clinical and pathological outcomes and virus shedding for 10days post infection (DPI). Clinical signs were limited to the respiratory tract in all challenged groups and varied from mild to moderate mouth breathing to severe respiratory signs with snorting sound and extended head. Mortalities were only recorded in mixed AIV-H9N2/variant IBV challenge group...
June 30, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676955/a-novel-approach-for-acoustic-estimation-of-neck-fluid-volume-between-men-and-women
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Mehrnaz Shokrollahi, Frank Rudzicz, Daniel Vena, T Douglas Bradley, Azadeh Yadollahi
Obstructive Sleep apnea can be caused by fluid shift from the legs to the neck that narrows the upper airway (UA) and contributes to changes in tracheal sound. Tracheal sound is generated from the turbulent airflow in the pharynx and respiratory airways and it has recently been used to estimate increases in neck fluid volume (NFV). However, tracheal sound is also highly variable among people, especially across the sexes. In this paper, a novel method is proposed to select tracheal sound features towards estimating NFV in men and women separately...
July 5, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668760/effect-of-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-on-liver-mitochondrial-function-in-chinook-salmon
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Andrew Yeh, David J Marcinek, James P Meador, Evan P Gallagher
We previously reported the bioaccumulation of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and perfluorinated compounds, in field-collected juvenile Chinook salmon from urban estuaries of Puget Sound, WA (Meador et al., 2016). Although the toxicological impacts of CECs on salmon are poorly understood, several of the detected contaminants disrupt mitochondrial function in other species. Here, we sought to determine whether environmental exposures to CECs are associated with hepatic mitochondrial dysfunction in juvenile Chinook...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641244/computerized-lung-sound-screening-for-pediatric-auscultation-in-noisy-field-environments
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Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Eric D McCollum, Daniel E Park, Mounya Elhilali
GOAL: Chest auscultations offer a non-invasive and low-cost tool for monitoring lung disease. However, they present many shortcomings including inter-listener variability, subjectivity, and vulnerability to noise and distortions. The current work proposes a computer-aided approach to process lung signals acquired in the field under adverse noisy conditions, by improving the signal quality and offering automated iden- tification of abnormal auscultations indicative of respiratory pathologies...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587528/a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-of-exposure-to-womb-like-sounds-to-stabilize-breathing-and-cardiovascular-patterns-in-preterm-neonates
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Joanna J Parga, Ravi R Bhatt, Kalpashri Kesavan, Myung-Shin Sim, Harvey N Karp, Ronald M Harper, Lonnie Zeltzer
PURPOSE: We exposed premature infants to womb-like sounds to evaluate such exposure on breathing and cardiovascular patterns. We hypothesized that these sounds would reduce apnea and intermittent hypoxemia, enhance parasympathetic outflow, and improve cardiovascular patterns. METHODS: A total of 20 cases and 5 control infants at ≤32-36 weeks corrected gestational age participated in a prospective observational cohort study. Twenty-four hours of continuous ECG, respiratory and oxygen saturation data were collected in all infants...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583532/prediction-of-fluid-responsiveness-by-a-non-invasive-respiratory-systolic-time-interval-variation-using-heart-sound-signals-in-recipients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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S-H Kim, Y-J Moon, J-W Kim, J-G Song, G-S Hwang
BACKGROUND: The fluid management of cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) is challenging. Phonocardiography, a graphic recording of heart sounds, provides valuable information concerning heart function and hemodynamic condition. We assessed whether the systolic time interval (STI) and its respiratory variation could predict fluid responsiveness in cirrhotic patients undergoing LT. METHODS: Thirty LT recipients who needed volume expansion were included...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569174/assessing-the-anthelmintic-activity-of-pyrazole-5-carboxamide-derivatives-against-haemonchus-contortus
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Yaqing Jiao, Sarah Preston, Hongjian Song, Abdul Jabbar, Yuxiu Liu, Jonathan Baell, Andreas Hofmann, Dana Hutchinson, Tao Wang, Anson V Koehler, Gillian M Fisher, Katherine T Andrews, Benoît Laleu, Michael J Palmer, Jeremy N Burrows, Timothy N C Wells, Qingmin Wang, Robin B Gasser
BACKGROUND: In this study, we tested five series of pyrazole-5-carboxamide compounds (n = 55) for activity against parasitic stages of the nematode Haemonchus contortus (barber's pole worm), one of the most pathogenic parasites of ruminants. METHODS: In an optimised, whole-organism screening assay, using exsheathed third-stage (xL3) and fourth-stage (L4) larvae, we measured the inhibition of larval motility and development of H. contortus. RESULTS: Amongst the 55 compounds, we identified two compounds (designated a-15 and a-17) that reproducibly inhibit xL3 motility as well as L4 motility and development, with IC50 values ranging between ~3...
May 31, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566081/-a-rarely-isolated-bacterium-in-microbiology-laboratories-streptococcus-uberis
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Canan Eryıldız, Şebnem Bukavaz, Şaban Gürcan, Osman Hatipoğlu
Streptococcus uberis is a gram-positive bacterium that is mostly responsible for mastitis in cattle. The bacterium rarely has been associated with human infections. Conventional phenotyphic methods can be inadequate for the identification of S.uberis; and in microbiology laboratories S.uberis is confused with the other streptococci and enterococci isolates. Recently, molecular methods are recommended for the accurate identification of S.uberis isolates. The aim of this report is to present a lower respiratory tract infection case caused by S...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552969/automatic-adventitious-respiratory-sound-analysis-a-systematic-review
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Renard Xaviero Adhi Pramono, Stuart Bowyer, Esther Rodriguez-Villegas
BACKGROUND: Automatic detection or classification of adventitious sounds is useful to assist physicians in diagnosing or monitoring diseases such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and pneumonia. While computerised respiratory sound analysis, specifically for the detection or classification of adventitious sounds, has recently been the focus of an increasing number of studies, a standardised approach and comparison has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To provide a review of existing algorithms for the detection or classification of adventitious respiratory sounds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550928/effectiveness-of-continuous-wound-infusion-of-local-anesthetics-after-abdominal-surgeries
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Baskaran Dhanapal, Sarath Chandra Sistla, Ashok Shankar Badhe, Sheikh Manwar Ali, Niranjan T Ravichandran, Indira Galidevara
BACKGROUND: To assess the effectiveness of continuous preperitoneal wound infusion of local anesthetic drug bupivacaine in providing pain relief, reducing opioid consumption, and enhancing postoperative recovery. METHODS: Eligible patients were randomly allocated to two groups (study group: bupivacaine and control group: normal saline). There were 47 patients in each group. The patients received continuous infusion of either 0.25% bupivacaine or 0.9% normal saline at 6 mL/h, for 48 h, based on their group allocation, through a multiholed wound infiltration catheter placed preperitoneally...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530262/transtracheal-endoscopic-assisted-resection-of-a-rare-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour-in-adult-trachea-a-case-report
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S Reddy, R Swamy, D V Kumar Irugu, K V V Ramji
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs) are rare and clinically benign in childhood, and malignant in adults. The aetiology of IMTs is not clear, and recent studies report it as true neoplasm rather than a reactive or inflammatory lesion. IMTs can involve any part of the body, but are usually common in lungs. These are rarely seen in adults and tracheal involvement is also rare in both adults and children. We describe an 18-year-old woman who presented with respiratory difficulty to the emergency department...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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