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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646811/alternative-therapy-for-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-1-year-single-blind-randomized-trial-of-tui-na
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Cheng-Nan Lu, Michael Friedman, Hsin-Ching Lin, Kuo-Wei Bi, Tun-Pin Hsueh, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mao-Chang Su, Meng-Chih Lin
Context • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is among the most prevalent of sleep-related breathing disorders. No long-term follow-up studies have documented the continued success of lifestyle changes in treatment; oral appliances have an approximate 50% success rate; compliance with continuous positive airway pressure is poor, ranging from 50% to 89%; and the success rate of upper-airway surgery is only 66.4%. Therefore, some OSAHS patients seek alternative treatments. Objectives • The study intended to examine the efficacy of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage (tui na) for patients with OSAHS...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643675/-stop-bang-a-useful-and-easy-tool-for-the-screening-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Matías Baldini, María Nélida Chiapella, María Alejandra Fernández, Sergio Guardia
The STO-BANG questionnaire, S standing for snore, T tired, O observed apneas, P pressure (arterial hypertension), B BMI (body mass index > 35 kg/ m2), A age (> 50 years old), N neck circumference (> 40 cm), G gender (male); is a simple tool that enables the detection of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). If the patient adds 3 or more points, it is considered to have a high probability of having this disease. Our goal was to evaluate the capacity of the STOP-BANG questionnaire and to compare it with the ability of a sleep trained pulmonologist in determining the probability of OSA...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628341/observational-study-of-neural-respiratory-drive-during-sleep-at-high-altitude
#3
Joerg Steier, Nic Cade, Ben Walker, John Moxham, Caroline Jolley
Steier, Joerg, Nic Cade, Ben Walker, John Moxham, and Caroline Jolley. Observational study of neural respiratory drive during sleep at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 16:000-000, 2017. AIMS: Ventilation at altitude changes due to altered levels of pO2, pCO2 and the effect on blood pH. Nocturnal ventilation is particularly exposed to these changes. We hypothesized that an increasing neural respiratory drive (NRD) is associated with the severity of sleep-disordered breathing at altitude...
June 19, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620866/high-levels-of-igf-1-predict-difficult-intubation-of-patients-with-acromegaly
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Yu Zhang, Xiaopeng Guo, Lijian Pei, Zhuhua Zhang, Gang Tan, Bing Xing
PURPOSE: To investigate the characteristics of difficult intubation and identify novel efficient predictors in patients with acromegaly. METHODS: Patients with either untreated acromegaly or non-functional pituitary adenomas were enrolled. Patients with acromegaly underwent hormone assays, upper airway computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examinations and preoperative overnight polysomnography. The modified Mallampati classification, mouth opening, neck circumference, and neck extension were assessed, and the Cormack-Lehane grades and the time of tracheal intubation were recorded...
June 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584309/screening-commercial-drivers-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-validation-of-stop-bang-questionnaire
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Martin B Popević, Andjela Milovanović, Ljudmila Nagorni-Obradović, Dejan Nešić, Jovica Milovanović, Aleksandar P S Milovanović
OBJECTIVES: The main aim has been to examine psychometric properties of STOP-Bang (snoring, tiredness, observed apnea, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), age, neck circumference, male gender) scoring model (Serbian translation), an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) screening tool, in a sample of commercial drivers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After formal translation, validation was performed on a sample of bus and truck drivers evaluating test-retest reliability, construct and criterion validity...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580357/impact-of-compression-stockings-vs-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-overnight-fluid-shift-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Bruno C Silva, Roberto S S Santos, Luciano F Drager, Fernando M Coelho, Rosilene M Elias
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in edematous states, notably in hemodialysis patients. In this population, overnight fluid shift can play an important role on the pathogenesis of OSA. The effect of compression stockings (CS) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on fluid shift is barely known. We compared the effects of CS and CPAP on fluid dynamics in a sample of patients with OSA in hemodialysis, through a randomized crossover study. METHODS: Each participant performed polysomnography (PSG) at baseline, during CPAP titration, and after 1 week of wearing CS...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572586/neck-circumference-associated-with-arterial-blood-pressures-and-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study-in-northern-han-chinese
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Shujun Fan, Boyi Yang, Xueyuan Zhi, Jing He, Ping Ma, Luyang Yu, Quanmei Zheng, Guifan Sun
Although several studies have investigated the associations of neck circumference (NC) with arterial blood pressures (BPs) and hypertension, no such studies have been conducted among Northern Chinese population. Between April and June 2015, a total of 2631 subjects aged ≥35 years old were recruited from Northeastern China. NC and arterial BPs were measured by trained personnel. Generalized linear and logistic regression analyses were applied to examine the associations of NC with arterial BPs and hypertension risk...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549834/obstructive-sleep-apnea-the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery-after-12%C3%A2-months-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
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P Peromaa-Haavisto, H Tuomilehto, J Kössi, J Virtanen, M Luostarinen, J Pihlajamäki, P Käkelä, M Victorzon
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent sleep disorder, particularly in bariatric patients. It is known to be tightly linked with metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular morbidity. Obesity is the most noteworthy individual risk factor for OSA. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) on OSA one year after surgery. METHODS: In this prospective multicenter study standard overnight cardiorespiratory recording was conducted 12 months after bariatric surgery in 132 patients who had OSA in the baseline recording prior to the operation...
July 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546036/relationship-between-various-anthropometric-measures-and-apnea-hypopnea-index-in-korean-men
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Jeong-Hong Kim, Yong Cheol Koo, Hyung Ju Cho, Ju Wan Kang
OBJECTIVE: Body mass index (BMI) has been shown to be strongly correlated with severity of OSA. However, BMI has not been shown to be correlated with sleep apnea in all patients studied. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between various anthropometric measures and severity of OSA according to BMI in men. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients who visited for evaluation of OSA. Polysomnography results, height, weight, neck circumference, waist circumference, and hip circumference were obtained in all subjects...
May 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540084/body-composition-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-on-lipodystrophy-different-subtypes-associated-with-hiv
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Livia Bertazzo Sacilotto, Paulo Câmara Marques Pereira, João Paulo Vieira Manechini, Sílvia Justina Papini
HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome (HALS) is characterized by body fat redistribution as a consequence of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) introduction, associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease development. Subjective diagnosis, classified between three subtypes according to the body region on which fat is lost and/or accumulated, named lipoatrophy, lipohypertrophy, and mixed lipodystrophy, is possibly accompanied with metabolic alterations. Forty people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), with clinical diagnosis of HALS and from both genders, were assessed...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531321/cortical-bone-size-deficit-in-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Charlotte Verroken, Wout Pieters, Loïc Beddeleem, Stefan Goemaere, Hans-Georg Zmierczak, Samyah Shadid, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Bruno Lapauw
CONTEXT: The increased fracture risk associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remains unexplained by traditional risk factors such as low areal bone mineral density (aBMD). Nonetheless, few data exist on other determinants of bone strength in T1DM, including volumetric BMD (vBMD) and bone geometry. OBJECTIVE: We compared areal and volumetric bone parameters and cortical bone geometry in adult T1DM patients and gender- and age-matched controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study including 64 adult T1DM patients (38 men, 41...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530456/-the-probability-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-disorders-emergence-by-odds-ratio-of-main-risk-factors
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Krisztina Szabó, Ferenc Ihász
INTRODUCTION: The quality of sleep plays a serious role in the individual's daytime performace and state of health, there by it has a strong influence on the society. AIM: The present study measures the probability developing and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, - which belongs to group of disorders of the respiratory - through odds ratio of leading risk factors. METHOD: 127 persons were examined in the test. The sleep structure test data were processed by polysomnographic screening device...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527867/association-of-neck-circumference-and-pulmonary-function-in-children
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Onur Akın, Mutluay Arslan, Cem Haymana, Erdem Karabulut, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Suleyman Tolga Yavuz
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity leads to many complications including impaired respiratory function. There are various anthropometric parameters related to obesity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between anthropometric indices and pulmonary function test results in children without asthma. METHODS: Children without any respiratory disorders were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric measurements, such as height, weight, neck circumference (NC), and waist circumference, were obtained from the enrollees and body mass index was calculated...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510598/age-gender-neck-circumference-and-epworth-sleepiness-scale-do-not-predict-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-the-challenge-to-predict-osa-in-advanced-copd
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Xavier Soler, Shu-Yi Liao, Jose Maria Marin, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Rachel Jen, Pamela DeYoung, Robert L Owens, Andrew L Ries, Atul Malhotra
The combination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that predictors of OSA among patients with COPD may be distinct from OSA in the general population. Therefore, we investigated associations between traditional OSA risk factors (e.g. age), and sleep questionnaires [e.g. Epworth Sleepiness Scale] in 44 patients with advanced COPD. As a second aim we proposed a pilot, simplified screening test for OSA in patients with COPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507857/greater-omental-lymph-node-flap-for-upper-limb-lymphedema-with-lymph-nodes-depleted-patient
#15
Yu-Ying Chu, Robert J Allen, Ting-Jung Wu, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The greater omentum is supplied by the right, middle, and left omental arteries, which arise from the right and left gastroepiploic arteries. All or part of the greater omentum can be harvested based on this blood supply for free tissue transfer. It has stimulated new interest in its use as the donor site in the treatment of lymphedema. For patients who have failed other management options or have limited peripheral lymph node donor sites, the greater omental lymph node flap may offer the best chance for lymphedema treatment...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503375/network-science-meets-respiratory-medicine-for-osas-phenotyping-and-severity-prediction
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Stefan Mihaicuta, Mihai Udrescu, Alexandru Topirceanu, Lucretia Udrescu
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common clinical condition. The way that OSAS risk factors associate and converge is not a random process. As such, defining OSAS phenotypes fosters personalized patient management and population screening. In this paper, we present a network-based observational, retrospective study on a cohort of 1,371 consecutive OSAS patients and 611 non-OSAS control patients in order to explore the risk factor associations and their correlation with OSAS comorbidities. To this end, we construct the Apnea Patients Network (APN) using patient compatibility relationships according to six objective parameters: age, gender, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), neck circumference (NC) and the Epworth sleepiness score (ESS)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489559/neck-circumference-is-similarly-predicting-for-impairment-of-glucose-tolerance-as-classic-anthropometric-parameters-among-healthy-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Jennifer Junge, Christoph Engel, Mandy Vogel, Stephanie Naumann, Markus Löffler, Joachim Thiery, Jürgen Kratzsch, Wieland Kiess, Antje Körner
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to investigate the association of neck circumference (NC) to parameters of glucose homeostasis compared to classical anthropometric parameters of lean and obese children. METHODS: Three dimensional (3D)-body scanning quantified anthropometric (height, weight, NC, hip/waist circumference, BMI) and metabolic parameters (fasting plasma glucose [FPG], insulin, HbA1c, oGTT, HOMA-IR) were determined cross-sectionally in 1542 participants (5-18 years)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472141/prediction-of-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-by-anthropometric-features-via-support-vector-machine
#18
Wen-Te Liu, Hau-Tieng Wu, Jer-Nan Juang, Adam Wisniewski, Hsin-Chien Lee, Dean Wu, Yu-Lun Lo
To develop an applicable prediction for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still a challenge in clinical practice. We apply a modern machine learning method, the support vector machine to establish a predicting model for the severity of OSA. The support vector machine was applied to build up a prediction model based on three anthropometric features (neck circumference, waist circumference, and body mass index) and age on the first database. The established model was then valided independently on the second database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459306/reliability-of-head-neck-and-trunk-anthropometric-measurements-used-for-predicting-segment-tissue-masses-in-living-humans
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Nicole C George, Charles Kahelin, Timothy A Burkhart, David M Andrews
Soft and rigid tissue mass prediction equations have been previously developed and validated for the segments of the upper and lower extremities in living humans using simple anthropometric measurements. The reliability of these measurements has been found to be good to excellent for all measurement types (segment lengths, circumferences, breadths, skinfolds). However, the reliability of the measurements needed to develop corresponding equations for the head, neck and trunk has yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to quantify the inter- and intra-measurer reliability of 34 surface anthropometric measurements of the head, neck and trunk segments...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455681/multidimensional-improvements-induced-by-an-intensive-obesity-inpatients-rehabilitation-programme
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Francesca Giordano, Michela Berteotti, Simona Budui, Nicole Calgaro, Laura Franceschini, Federica Gilli, Marina Masiero, Guido Raschellà, Sabrina Salvetti, Micol Taddei, Federico Schena, Luca Busetto
PURPOSE: To analyse the short-term effectiveness of an intensive multidimensional inpatient programme specifically developed for patients with severe obesity. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team managed a 3-week residential programme characterised by the integration of nutritional and physical rehabilitation with psychological and educational intervention. All patients consecutively admitted in 10 months were analysed at admission and discharge for changes in the following domains: anthropometry (weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and neck circumferences), cardiovascular risk factors (glycaemia, HbA1c, lipid profile, blood pressure), quality of life, eating behaviour, and physical performance (VO2peak by incremental cycle ergometer test, 6-min walking test (6MWT), chair stands test)...
April 28, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
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