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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428756/neck-circumference-is-associated-with-muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-overweight-and-obese-men-but-not-women
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Nora E Straznicky, Mariee T Grima, Carolina I Sari, Nina Eikelis, Paul J Nestel, John B Dixon, Gavin W Lambert, Markus P Schlaich, Sarah E Phillips, Elisabeth A Lambert
Background: Neck circumference (NC) is a predictor of cardiometabolic risk. The objective of this study was to explore the relationship of NC to muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) within an overweight and obese population. Methods: The study design was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis. Un-medicated persons (72 men, 53 postmenopausal women) aged 56 ± 1 years (mean ± SEM) with body mass index (BMI) 32.8 ± 0.4 kg/m(2), were studied. NC was measured together with traditional anthropometric measures, supine blood pressure, fasting blood lipids, insulin, and glucose...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425082/discriminating-between-positional-and-non-positional-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-some-clinical-characteristics
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Abderrahim Oulhaj, Sharina Al Dhaheri, Brenda Bin Su, Mohammed Al-Houqani
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this paper was to identify significant factors associated with positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) and to provide a clinical tool for discriminating non positional from POSA. Secondary objectives were about estimating the prevalence of POSA, comparing the polysomnographic variables across POSA and non-POSA patients. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study on 278 patients who completed an overnight sleep study for OSA assessment...
April 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416405/development-validation-and-assessment-of-an-ischemic-stroke-or-transient-ischemic-attack-specific-prediction-tool-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Jason J Sico, H Klar Yaggi, Susan Ofner, John Concato, Charles Austin, Jared Ferguson, Li Qin, Lauren Tobias, Stanley Taylor, Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Vincent McLain, Linda S Williams, Dawn M Bravata
BACKGROUND: Screening instruments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as used routinely to guide clinicians regarding patient referral for polysomnography (PSG), rely heavily on symptomatology. We sought to develop and validate a cerebrovascular disease-specific OSA prediction model less reliant on symptomatology, and to compare its performance with commonly used screening instruments within a population with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: Using data on demographic factors, anthropometric measurements, medical history, stroke severity, sleep questionnaires, and PSG from 2 independently derived, multisite, randomized trials that enrolled patients with stroke or TIA, we developed and validated a model to predict the presence of OSA (i...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402089/perioperative-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review
#4
Ruggero Corso, Vincenzo Russotto, Cesare Gregoretti, Davide Cattano
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the leading sleep disordered breathing condition, with a prevalence rate of moderate to severe OSA of approximately 10 - 17% in the general population. Its prevalence in the surgical population seems to be higher. However, a proportion of up to 60% of patients may not have a formal diagnosis at the moment of preoperative visit. OSA is associated with a number of comorbidities and increased perioperative risks. However, most interventions for the perioperative management of OSA patients lack high quality evidence...
April 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394772/obstructive-sleep-apnea-increases-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertensive-patients
#5
Jing Shi, Jingyan Piao, Bin Liu, Yujiao Pan, Yongtai Gong, Xianzhu Deng, Weiyan Sun, Shuang Lu, Yue Li
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as the most common secondary contributing factor for the development and worsening of hypertension. However, the underlying relationships between blood pressure variability (BPV) and OSA are still not very clear. Therefore, we investigated the influences of OSA on BPV in hypertensive patients and explored the potential pathophysiologic mechanisms. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was carried out and polysomnography was performed to detect sleep apnea...
April 7, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382959/treatment-of-primary-aldosteronism-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#6
M J Wolley, E Pimenta, D Calhoun, R D Gordon, D Cowley, M Stowasser
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is known to commonly co-exist with primary aldosteronism (PA), but it is unknown if treatment of PA improves sleep apnoea parameters in these patients. We therefore aimed to determine whether specific medical or surgical treatment of PA improves OSA, as measured by the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI). We recruited patients undergoing diagnostic workup for PA if they had symptoms suggestive of OSA. Patients with confirmed PA underwent polysomnography (PSG) at baseline and again at least 3 months after specific treatment for PA...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376939/investigation-of-vitamin-d-status-and-its-correlation-with-insulin-resistance-in-a-chinese-population
#7
Bing Han, Xiaojin Wang, Ningjian Wang, Qin Li, Yi Chen, Chunfang Zhu, Yingchao Chen, Fangzhen Xia, Xiaoqi Pu, Zhen Cang, Chaoxia Zhu, Meng Lu, Ying Meng, Hui Guo, Chi Chen, Weiping Tu, Bin Li, Ling Hu, Bingshun Wang, Yingli Lu
OBJECTIVE: Although many studies worldwide have focused on the relationship between vitamin D and insulin resistance, results remain controversial. Furthermore, concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in the Chinese population are unclear. We aimed to investigate vitamin D status and its correlation with insulin resistance among a Chinese adult population. DESIGN: Serum 25(OH)D, fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, glycated Hb (HbA1c) and other metabolic parameters were assessed...
April 5, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376741/neck-circumference-to-inter-incisor-gap-ratio-a-new-predictor-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-cervical-spondylosis-patients
#8
Yong-Zheng Han, Yang Tian, Mao Xu, Cheng Ni, Min Li, Jun Wang, Xiang-Yang Guo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative airway assessment help anticipate a difficult airway. We hypothesized that a close association existed between difficult laryngoscopy and the neck circumference/inter-incisor gap ratio (RNIIG). Our aim was to determine its utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy in cervical spondylosis patients. METHODS: Two hundred thirteen consecutive patients, aged 20-70 years, scheduled to undergo cervical spine surgery under general anesthesia, were recruited...
April 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368264/validating-neck-circumference-and-waist-circumference-as-anthropometric-measures-of-overweight-obesity-in-adolescents
#9
Lipilekha Patnaik, Sumitra Pattnaik, E Venkata Rao, Trilochan Sahu
OBJECTIVE: To measure neck circumference and waist circumference, to compare it between normal and overweight/obese adolescents, and to validate these with body mass index. METHODS: This crosssectional study was conducted in 1800 school-going adolescents. Body mass index, waist circumference and neck circumference were measured. Independent samples t-test and Pearson's correlation were used as tests of significance to analyze quantitative data. RESULTS: Positive correlation of neck circumference and waist circumference with body mass index was observed...
March 29, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367363/a-functional-approach-to-the-body-condition-assessment-of-lactating-donkeys-as-a-tool-for-welfare-evaluation
#10
Emanuela Valle, Federica Raspa, Marzia Giribaldi, Raffaella Barbero, Stefania Bergagna, Sara Antoniazzi, Amy K Mc Lean, Michela Minero, Laura Cavallarin
BACKGROUND: The breeding of lactating donkeys is increasing in Western Europe; with it the evaluation of body condition is growing in importance since it is considered a key principle for their welfare. However, assessment of body condition is a complex task, since several factors are involved. The aim of the present study is to investigate which animal-based indicators are the most reliable to describe the body condition of lactating donkeys. For this purpose, new animal-based indicators, which are easy to measure in field conditions (including body measurements, fatty neck score (FNS), dental score), are recorded and their relationship with BCS (a proxy measure for overall adiposity) was assessed...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365841/assessing-the-likelihood-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-comparison-of-nine-screening-questionnaires
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Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Ritesh Agarwal, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Sahajal Dhooria
PURPOSE: Several questionnaires are available for the screening of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Herein, we compare the performance characteristics of nine available questionnaires for assessing the likelihood of OSA. METHODS: Consecutive subjects who underwent polysomnography at the sleep laboratory of the unit were included. Subjects with obstructive events and apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ≥5 were considered to have OSA. The likelihood ratios (LRs) and other performance characteristics were calculated for the following nine questionnaires: Berlin, modified Berlin, STOP, STOP-Bang and OSA50 questionnaires, sleep apnea clinical score (SACS), Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) checklist, and the elbow sign questionnaire...
April 1, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356180/nocturnal-desaturation-is-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#12
Chung-Yao Chen, Chien-Hui Ho, Chia-Ling Chen, Chung-Chieh Yu
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Both atrial fibrillation (AF) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are risk factors for ischemic stroke. Previous studies suggested that OSA is associated with AF in individuals who have not had a stroke. For better secondary prevention of stroke, this study determined the association between OSA and AF among patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited consecutive patients with subacute ischemic stroke admitted for neurorehabilitation...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349777/aortic-curvature-is-a-predictor-of-late-type-ia-endoleak-and-migration-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Richte C L Schuurmann, Kim van Noort, Simon P Overeem, Kenneth Ouriel, William D Jordan, Bart E Muhs, Yannick 't Mannetje, Michel Reijnen, Bram Fioole, Çağdaş Ünlü, Peter Brummel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between aortic curvature and other preoperative anatomical characteristics and late (>1 year) type Ia endoleak and endograft migration in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) patients with hostile necks. METHODS: Eight high-volume EVAR centers contributed 116 EVAR patients (mean age 81±7 years; 103 men) to the study: 36 patients (mean age 82±7 years; 31 men) with endograft migration and/or type Ia endoleak diagnosed >1 year after the initial EVAR and 80 controls without early or late complications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346681/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-postoperative-complications-among-patients-undergoing-gynecologic-oncology-surgery
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Olumuyiwa A Bamgbade, Rong R Khaw, Raisah S Sawati, Cathrine M Holland
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), physiological or risk factors associated with OSA, and OSA-associated postoperative complications among patients undergoing gynecologic oncology surgery. METHODS: A prospective observational study enrolled gynecologic oncology patients undergoing abdominal surgery at a center in the UK between August 2009 and January 2013. All patients underwent perioperative sleep oximetry for the diagnosis of OSA...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346652/treatment-success-with-titratable-thermoplastic-mandibular-advancement-devices-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-comparison-of-patient-characteristics
#15
Tang-Chuan Wang, Yung-An Tsou, Yi-Fan Wu, Chia-Chang Huang, Wesley Wen-Yang Lin, Yu-Fen Li, Michael Yuan-Chien Chen, Chih-Jaan Tai, Ming-Hsui Tsai
A titratable thermoplastic mandibular advancement device (MAD) is clearly an effective treatment option in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Determining which patients may be more likely to respond to treatment with thermoplastic MADs and to adhere to treatment would be of obvious clinical relevance. This was an experimental descriptive study (N = 60). Patients with OSA were instructed to wear a titratable thermoplastic MAD for 3 months. Treatment success was defined as a ≥50% reduction from baseline in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) or AHI <10 when wearing MAD...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338379/head-neck-trunk-and-pelvis-tissue-mass-predictions-for-young-adults-using-anthropometric-measures-and-dxa
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Danielle L Gyemi, Charles Kahelin, Nicole C George, David M Andrews
Accurate prediction of wobbling mass (WM), fat mass (FM), lean mass (LM) and bone mineral content (BMC) of living people using regression equations developed from anthropometric measures (lengths, circumferences, breadths, skinfolds) has previously been reported, but only for the extremities. Multiple linear stepwise regression was used to generate comparable equations for the head, neck, trunk and pelvis of young adults (38 males, 38 females). Equations were validated using actual tissue masses from an independent sample of 13 males and 13 females by manually segmenting full body Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry scans...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332856/association-between-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-serum-uric-acid-levels-in-chinese-females-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Zhao Ya, Liu Fei, Zeng Yue, Liu Dan, Lin Neng-Bo, Luo Yi, Miao Ying, Wan Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels and serum uric acid levels in middle-aged and elderly Chinese females. METHODS: A cross-sectional population survey was performed in Luzhou, China (2014). Questionnaires, physical examinations and biochemical tests were conducted. Finally, we included 2486 females who were > 40 years old as participants. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to estimate the association of serum acid levels and other variables...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326646/effect-of-tempol-on-the-prevention-of-irradiation-induced-mucositisin-miniature-pigs
#18
Liang Hu, Yijuan Wang, Ana P Cotrim, Zhao Zhu, Runtao Gao, Changyu Zheng, Corinne M Goldsmith, Luyuan Jin, Chunmei Zhang, James B Mitchell, Bruce J Baum, Songlin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to (i) establish a useful miniature pig (minipig) model for irradiation-induced oral mucositis and (ii) evaluate the effect of Tempol to prevent its development. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Minipigs were irradiated with 6Gy for 5 consecutive days targeting the entire oral cavity. To prevent radiation damage minipigs were treated with 30 mg/kg Tempol 10 minutes before irradiation (n=4), while, the radiation-alone group was similarly injected with saline (n=4)...
March 22, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290940/effects-of-combat-deployment-on-anthropometrics-and-physiological-status-of-u-s-army-special-operations-forces-soldiers
#19
Emily K Farina, Jonathan C Taylor, Gary E Means, Kelly W Williams, Nancy E Murphy, Lee M Margolis, Stefan M Pasiakos, Harris R Lieberman, James P McClung
INTRODUCTION: U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers deploy frequently and conduct military operations through special warfare and surgical strike capabilities. Tasks required to execute these capabilities may induce physical and mental stress and have the potential to degrade soldier physiological status. No investigations have longitudinally characterized whether combat deployment alters anthropometrics or biochemical markers of physiological status in a SOF population of frequent deployers...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258945/the-performance-of-neck-circumference-and-other-airway-assessment-tests-for-the-prediction-of-difficult-intubation-in-obese-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-delivery
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J Eiamcharoenwit, N Itthisompaiboon, P Limpawattana, A Suwanpratheep, A Siriussawakul
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and obesity each increase the chance of difficult tracheal intubation. This study assessed the performance of the neck circumference and other bedside tests for predicting difficult intubation, and aimed to identify the optimal cutoff point of the test(s) with the highest performance. METHODS: Parturients with a body mass index ≥30kg/m(2), undergoing a cesarean delivery employing conventional tracheal intubation, were enrolled. Preoperative neck circumference, sternomental distance and modified Mallampati test were examined...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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