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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096831/predeployed-aortic-extension-cuff-kilt-in-evar-with-hostile-neck-anatomy-using-endurant-ii-system-preliminary-results
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Krzysztof Szaniewski, Magdalena Biernacka, Ryszard L Walas, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Various modifications of standard endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) have been developed to solve the problem of difficult neck anatomy. AIM: The authors propose the implantation of a predeployed extension cuff (kilt) using on-shelf Endurant II elements. In a vast majority of cases, the proposed method provides a solution for the hostile neck problem using standard Endurant II elements available in all centers performing subrenal EVAR procedures...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095969/body-fat-distribution-ratios-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-in-youth-with-obesity
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Amy Glicksman, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Nicholas Barrowman, Scott Walker, Lynda Hoey, Sherri Lynne Katz
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obesity and regional fat distribution, measured by neck fat mass percentage using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), correlate with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity in adults. In obese children, neck-to-waist-circumference ratio predicts OSA. This study examined associations between body fat percentage and distribution and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) severity in obese youth, measured with DXA. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study conducted at a tertiary children's hospital...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086977/people-living-with-hiv-on-art-have-accurate-perception-of-lipodystrophy-signs-a-cross-sectional-study
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Paulo R Alencastro, Nemora T Barcellos, Fernando H Wolff, Maria Letícia R Ikeda, Fabiana Schuelter-Trevisol, Ajácio B M Brandão, Sandra C Fuchs
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of lipodystrophy ranges from 31 to 65%, depending on the criteria adopted for diagnosis. The usual methods applied in the diagnosis vary from self-perception, medical examination, skinfolds measurements, or even imaging assessment for confirmation of fat distribution changes. Although several methods have been developed, there is no gold standard for characterization of LA and LH, or mixed forms. This study aimed to compare self-reported signs of lipodystrophy with objective measures by skinfolds and circumferences, and to evaluate the prevalence of lipoatrophy (LA) and lipohypertrophy (LH) among subjects living with HIV/AIDS on ART...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076630/cutoffs-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-associated-with-neck-circumference-among-community-dwelling-elderly-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hélio José Coelho, Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio, Ivan de Oliveira Gonçalvez, Samuel da Silva Aguiar, Rafael Palmeira, José Fernando de Oliveira, Ricardo Yukio Asano, Priscila Yukari Sewo Sampaio, Marco Carlos Uchida
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In elderly people, measurement of several anthropometric parameters may present complications. Although neck circumference measurements seem to avoid these issues, the cutoffs and cardiovascular risk factors associated with this parameter among elderly people remain unknown. This study was developed to identify the cutoff values and cardiovascular risk factors associated with neck circumference measurements among elderly people. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study conducted in two community centers for elderly people...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064430/influence-of-interface-and-position-on-upper-airway-collapsibility-assessed-by-negative-expiratory-pressure
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Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Fabiane Kayamori, Fabiola Schorr, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Salvatore Romano, Giuseppe Insalaco, Eloisa Gebrim, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
PURPOSE: Negative expiratory pressure (NEP) is a simple technique for the evaluation of upper airway collapsibility in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most studies evaluated NEP using a mouthpiece that may exclude the cephalic portion of the upper airway. We hypothesize that NEP determination is influenced by interface and position. METHODS: We evaluated patients with suspected OSA using polysomnography, NEP (-5 cmH2O in sitting and supine position with mouthpiece and nasal mask)...
January 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059901/conservative-surgery-for-laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-a-review-of-the-most-recently-proposed-approaches
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Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Piero Nicolai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to describe the most recent technical nuances for resection and reconstruction of Grade 1 and 2 laryngeal chondrosarcomas, with a special emphasis on those located at the level of the cricoid plate, which is the site of origin of the vast majority of these rare tumours. RECENT FINDINGS: Even though inherently based on retrospective small clinical series or anecdotal case reports, a number of studies have been recently published focusing on conservative transoral and open-neck surgical procedures aimed at an oncologically sound removal of the tumour together with organ and function preservation...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057850/investigation-of-the-link-between-fluid-shift-and-airway-collapsibility-as-a-mechanism-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-congestive-heart-failure
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Tom Carlisle, Neil R Ward, Angela Atalla, Martin R Cowie, Anita K Simonds, Mary J Morrell
The increased prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in congestive heart failure (CHF) may be associated with rostral fluid shift. We investigated the effect of overnight rostral fluid shift on pharyngeal collapsibility (Pcrit), pharyngeal caliber (APmean), and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in CHF patients. Twenty-three optimally treated systolic CHF patients were studied. Neck circumference was measured immediately prior to sleep in the evening and immediately after waking in the morning as a marker of rostral fluid shift...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057162/-prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-professional-drivers-and-the-relationship-with-traffic-accidents
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Y Liu, C L Tu, W F Yao, Y F Yu, Z Wang, J R Hu
Objective: To study the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and its relationship with traffic accidents in the professional drivers. Methods: Questionnaires of OSAHS were sent to 950 professional drivers who had annual physical examination at the Central Hospital of Jiading District in Shanghai from October 2014 to September 2015. Those with moderate to severe snoring and/or Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)≥9 performed the home sleep testing. All drivers were divided into OSAHS and non-OSAHS according to the survey and monitoring...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052064/validity-and-intra-observer-reliability-of-three-dimensional-scanning-compared-to-conventional-anthropometry-for-children-and-adolescents-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Fabian Glock, Mandy Vogel, Stephanie Naumann, Andreas Kuehnapfel, Markus Scholz, Andreas Hiemisch, Toralf Kirsten, Kristin Rieger, Antje Koerner, Markus Loeffler, Wieland Kiess
BackgroundConventional anthropometric measurements are time consuming and require well trained medical staff. To use three-dimensional whole body laser scanning in daily clinical work, validity and reliability have to be confirmed.MethodsWe compared a whole body laser scanner to conventional anthropometry in a group of 473 children and adolescents from the Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases (LIFE-Child). Concordance correlation coefficients (CCC) were calculated separately for sex, weight and age to assess validity...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025174/biomarkers-associated-with-sedentary-behaviour-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katharina Wirth, Jochen Klenk, Simone Brefka, Dhayana Dallmeier, Kathrin Faehling, Marta Roqué I Figuls, Mark A Tully, Maria Giné-Garriga, Paolo Caserotti, Antoni Salvà, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael Denkinger, Brendon Stubbs
OBJECTIVE: Pathomechanisms of sedentary behavior (SB) are unclear. We conducted a systematic review to investigate the associations between SB and various biomarkers in older adults. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED) up to July 2015 to identify studies with objective or subjective measures of SB, sample size≥50, mean age≥60years and accelerometer wear time ≥3 days. Methodological quality was appraised with the CASP tool...
December 23, 2016: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024830/relationship-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-with-bone-densitometry-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mahnaz Abbasi, Seyed Amir Farzam, Zahra Mamaghani, Zohreh Yazdi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of osteoporosis and bone fracture and the relationship between metabolic syndrome and bone density are controversial issues. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between metabolic syndrome and its components with bone mineral density in post menopausal women referred for bone mineral density (BMD) test. METHODS: A total of 143 postmenopausal women with at least one year of menopause experience participated in this cross-sectional study...
December 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019049/facial-phenotype-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bahn Agha, Ama Johal
This systematic review and meta-analysis explores the association between facial phenotype and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome in adults. A comprehensive electronic (Medline via Ovid, Scopus, and Embase) database and reference search were undertaken in relation to imaging modalities for surface craniofacial assessments in subjects with sleep apnea. The outcome measures were surface facial dimensions, morphology and profile. The quality of studies was assessed and a meta-analysis conducted. The studies were weighted using the inverse variance method, and the random effects model was used to analyse data...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990384/a-descriptive-study-of-facial-acanthosis-nigricans-and-its-association-with-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-insulin-resistance-using-homa2-ir
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Shyam Verma, Resham Vasani, Rajiv Joshi, Meghana Phiske, Pritesh Punjabi, Tushar Toprani
INTRODUCTION: The term facial acanthosis nigricans (FAN) lacks definition of precise clinical and histopathological features. We present a descriptive study of patients with FAN to define pigmentary patterns and estimate the prevalence of obesity and insulin resistance in these cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a prospective study that included all patients with classical AN of the neck and/or other areas with facial acanthosis nigricans described as brown-to-black macular pigmentation with blurred ill-defined margins, found on the zygomatic and malar areas...
November 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988205/high-incidence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-patients-with-late-onset-epilepsy
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Aude Maurousset, Bertrand De Toffol, Julien Praline, Julien Biberon, Nadège Limousin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with late-onset epilepsy (LOE) who were considered at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Polysomnography was performed on 27 patients with LOE. Berlin questionnaires and Epworth sleepiness score were performed on all patients. We compared clinical, demographic and anthropometric characteristics, questionnaire scores on the patients with no or mild OSA (group 1) and the patients with moderate or severe OSA (group 2)...
December 14, 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938943/correlation-of-upper-airway-radiographic-measurements-with-risk-status-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-young-dental-patients
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Mehmet Zahit Adisen, Melda Misirlioglu, Serap Yorubulut, Rana Nalcaci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to compare radiographic measurements of the upper airway (UA) in young adult patients with different levels of risk status for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 50 patients between 18 and 30 years of age who were referred for dental examination and evaluation of impacted third molars. Case record forms, including habit history, along with the Berlin Questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, were completed by the patients and their relatives...
January 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938922/predicting-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-the-stop-bang-questionnaire-in-the-general-population
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Adeline Tan, Jason D C Yin, Linda W L Tan, Rob M van Dam, Yan Yi Cheung, Chi-Hang Lee
OBJECTIVE: The STOP-Bang questionnaire was developed as a quick and simple screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in preoperative clinics. We aimed to evaluate the validity of the STOP-Bang questionnaire to predict moderate-to-severe and severe OSA in the general population. METHODS: A sample of 242 subjects selected from a population-based cohort in Singapore completed home-based sleep testing with a type 3 monitor. Subjects were asked to complete the STOP questionnaire while body mass index (BMI), age, neck circumference, and sex were recorded...
November 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938604/-evaluation-of-the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-positional-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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N Sun, J Y Ye, X Ni, J B Zhang, J Tai, X Cao, P Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (P-OSAHS). Methods: The study retrospectively analyzed 171 men diagnosed as having OSAHS in Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, during July 2012 to June 2014. That the apnea hypopnea index (AHI) during supine position of ≥ 2 times by the AHI during lateral position was employed as the standard for P-OSAHS. Subjective symptoms, physical examinations, polysomnography (PSG), and three-dimensional computer tomography (3-D CT) were compared between P-OSAHS group and control group with non-positional OSAHS...
November 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931299/association-of-allergy-immunology-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Charles J Calais, Brian D Robertson, Douglas E Beakes
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive upper airway collapse that results in nonrefreshing sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and, ultimately, adverse consequences on quality of life, the cardiovascular system, and neurocognitive performance. OSA has traditionally been linked to body habitus (obesity and increased neck circumference), racial demographics, alcohol, tobacco, and sedative use. Numerous other conditions are linked to OSA, which may have clinical relevance. Specifically, asthma and nasal obstructive syndromes, e...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930697/early-antenatal-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-in-obese-women-development-of-prediction-tools-for-targeted-intervention
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Sara L White, Debbie A Lawlor, Annette L Briley, Keith M Godfrey, Scott M Nelson, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Stephen C Robson, Naveed Sattar, Paul T Seed, Matias C Vieira, Paul Welsh, Melissa Whitworth, Lucilla Poston, Dharmintra Pasupathy
All obese women are categorised as being of equally high risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) whereas the majority do not develop the disorder. Lifestyle and pharmacological interventions in unselected obese pregnant women have been unsuccessful in preventing GDM. Our aim was to develop a prediction tool for early identification of obese women at high risk of GDM to facilitate targeted interventions in those most likely to benefit. Clinical and anthropometric data and non-fasting blood samples were obtained at 15+0-18+6 weeks' gestation in 1303 obese pregnant women from UPBEAT, a randomised controlled trial of a behavioural intervention...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909549/patients-presenting-for-colonoscopy-a-great-opportunity-to-screen-for-sleep-apnea
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Glenn Harvin, Eslam Ali, Amit Raina, William Leland, Sabeen Abid, Zahid Vahora, Hossein Movahed, Sumyra Kachru, Rick Tee
AIM: To discover the prevalence and the feasibility of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients presenting for routine colonoscopy. METHODS: Adult patients having a colonoscopy for routine indications at our outpatient endoscopy center were eligible if they did not carry a diagnosis of OSA or had not had a prior sleep study. All patients were administered the Berlin questionnaire prior to the procedure. Mallampati, neck circumference, height, weight, and BMI were obtained for each patient...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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