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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106747/design-of-wearable-breathing-sound-monitoring-system-for-real-time-wheeze-detection
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Shih-Hong Li, Bor-Shing Lin, Chen-Han Tsai, Cheng-Ta Yang, Bor-Shyh Lin
In the clinic, the wheezing sound is usually considered as an indicator symptom to reflect the degree of airway obstruction. The auscultation approach is the most common way to diagnose wheezing sounds, but it subjectively depends on the experience of the physician. Several previous studies attempted to extract the features of breathing sounds to detect wheezing sounds automatically. However, there is still a lack of suitable monitoring systems for real-time wheeze detection in daily life. In this study, a wearable and wireless breathing sound monitoring system for real-time wheeze detection was proposed...
January 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101365/comments-to-role-of-upper-airway-ultrasound-in-airway-management
#2
Wan-Ching Lien
Tracheal ultrasound can be an alternative diagnostic tool in airway management, besides traditional confirmatory methods such as capnography and auscultation. The standard image is a hyperechoic air-mucosa (A-M) interface with a reverberation artifact posteriorly (comet-tail artifact). If the second A-M interface appears, which we call a "double-tract sign," esophageal intubation is considered.
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096254/factors-predicting-antibiotic-prescription-and-referral-to-hospital-for-children-with-respiratory-symptoms-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-study-at-out-of-hours-services-in-primary-care
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Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord, Hogne Sandvik, Anders Batman Mjelle, Steinar Hunskaar
OBJECTIVES: Acute respiratory infections and fever among children are highly prevalent in primary care. It is challenging to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections. Norway has a relatively low prescription rate of antibiotics, but it is still regarded as too high as the antimicrobial resistance is increasing. The aim of the study was to identify predictors for prescribing antibiotics or referral to hospital among children. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled study...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092108/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-the-injectable-formulation-of-methadone-hydrochloride-and-methadone-in-lipid-nanocarriers-administered-orally-to-horses
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N Crosignani, S P Luna, T Dalla Costa, E L Pimenta, C B Detoni, S S Guterres, J N Puoli Filho, J C Pantoja, M C Pigatto
We investigated the thermal, electrical and mechanical antinociceptive and physiological effects (heart rate, respiratory rate, arterial blood pressure, head height and abdominal auscultation score), and pharmacokinetics, of 0.5 mg/kg of the injectable formulation (ORAL) or nanoparticulated methadone (NANO) given orally, in six adult mares, using a crossover, blind and prospective design. Repeated-measure models were used to compare parametric data between and within treatments, followed by Tukey's test. Nonparametric data were analysed with Wilcoxon signed-rank, adjusted by Bonferroni tests...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079300/assessing-the-accuracy-of-the-omron-hem-907xl-oscillometric-blood-pressure-measurement-device-in-patients-with-nondialytic-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jordana B Cohen, Tiffany C Wong, Bruce S Alpert, Raymond R Townsend
The OMRON HEM-907XL is a commercial oscillometric blood pressure (BP) monitor that was used in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), in which 28% of participants had chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study examined the accuracy of the monitor in nondialytic patients with CKD. Eighty-seven patients met inclusion criteria. The authors used a modified Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) protocol, with one observer recording measurements from the monitor and two blinded physicians obtaining simultaneous aneroid values by auscultation...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075433/effects-of-morphine-butorphanol-and-levomethadone-in-different-doses-on-thermal-nociceptive-thresholds-in-horses
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Paula Dönselmann Im Sande, Klaus Hopster, Sabine Kästner
OBJECTIVE: Various opioids are available for use in equine medicine. Studies directly comparing their analgesic effects and side effects are rare. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the antinociceptive effect and the duration of analgesia of two different doses of morphine, butorphanol and levomethadone in horses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight adult, healthy horses were used for this randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded cross-over trail. Each horse received placebo (P = 0...
January 11, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054393/degenerative-valvular-disease-in-the-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-results-of-the-uk-breed-scheme-1991-2010
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S Swift, A Baldin, P Cripps
BACKGROUND: Cavalier King Charles spaniels (CKCSs) are predisposed to degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) and studies have indicated a genetic cause. ANIMALS: A total of 8,860 CKCSs were examined at shows or private clinics from 1991 to 2010. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effects of a breed scheme for CKCS on the age at which a murmur consistent with DMVD was first detected. METHODS: The presence or absence of a murmur consistent with mitral regurgitation was noted and age a murmur was first detected recorded...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033257/incidental-left-main-bronchus-obstruction-during-left-sided-double-lumen-tube-intubation-of-a-patient-with-an-unrecognized-tracheal-bronchus-a-case-report
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Ho Bum Cho, Hyoung June Kim, Hyung Youn Gong, Mun Gyu Kim, Sang Ho Kim
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal bronchus is a right-sided anomalous bronchus arising from the trachea above the main carina and occurs in 0.1% to 2% of the general population. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of left main bronchus obstruction during a left-sided double-lumen tube intubation in a patient with an unrecognized tracheal bronchus. After the intubation, to confirm the position of the tube, we observed what we believed was the carina with a fiberoptic bronchoscope, but it was a site between the tracheal bronchus and the right main bronchus...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018511/open-surgery-of-a-descending-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-impending-rupture-with-a-compression-of-left-main-bronchus
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Takuya Fujikawa, Shin Yamamoto, Shunichiro Fujioka, Shiro Sasaguri
We describe the successful surgical treatment of an impending rupture of a saccular descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and accompanying compression of the left main bronchus. A 69-year-old man presented with a history of tingling chest pain lasting for a few hours. His left lung cannot be auscultated, and he was rapid progression of dyspnea. Computed tomography (CT) showed a saccular aneurysm compressing the left main bronchus. The patient was treated with conventional open surgery. The compression was immediately released...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002068/an-acute-bout-of-aerobic-exercise-alters-interarm-systolic-blood-pressure-difference
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Michael E Holmstrup, Melanie M Clarke, Cailin R Conner, Brock T Jensen
BACKGROUND: Clinically, when a difference of at least 10 mmHg in systolic blood pressure (SBP) between arms exists, it is identified as an interarm systolic blood pressure difference (ISBPD). At rest, ISBPD is linked with hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and increased premature mortality. Exercise may reveal underlying cardiovascular pathologies otherwise absent at rest. However, there have been no investigations to examine the effect of exercise on ISBPD. AIM: The aim of this investigation was to determine whether exercise may alter ISBPD when detected at rest or reveal ISBPD when it was not observed in the resting condition...
December 21, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994453/drop-in-lung-function-during-asthma-and-copd-exacerbations-can-it-be-assessed-without-spirometry
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Hasse Melbye, Salwan Al-Ani, Mark Spigt
BACKGROUND: When assessing patients with exacerbation of asthma or COPD, it may be useful to know the drop in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) compared with stable state, in particular when considering treatment with oral corticosteroids. The objective of the study was to identify indicators of drop in FEV1 during exacerbations. METHODS: In this prospective multicenter study from primary care, patients diagnosed with asthma or COPD were examined at stable state and during exacerbations the following year...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994302/modern-strategy-for-identification-of-congenital-heart-defects-in-the-neonatal-period
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Mediha Kardasevic, Ida Jovanovic, Jelica Predojevic Samardzic
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital anomalies and occur with an incidence from 0.8 to 1% per 1000 live births. In recent years, the pulse oximetry has become a strong candidate for detecting cyanogen congenital heart defects and in combination with routine clinical exam can improve diagnostic of congenital heart diseases. OBJECTIVE: To apply the modern algorithm for early detection of congenital heart defects in order to improve the diagnosis in the neonatal period...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982294/boerhaave-syndrome-case-report
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Biljana Radovanovic Dinic, Goran Ilic, Snezana Tesic Rajkovic, Tatjana Jevtovic Stoimenov
CONTEXT: Boerhaave syndrome consists of spontaneous longitudinal transmural rupture of the esophagus, usually in its distal part. It generally develops during or after persistent vomiting as a consequence of a sudden increase in intraluminal pressure in the esophagus. It is extremely rare in clinical practice. In 50% of the cases, it is manifested by Mackler's triad: vomiting, lower thoracic pain and subcutaneous emphysema. Hematemesis is an uncommon yet challenging presentation of Boerhaave's syndrome...
December 12, 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935339/history-taking-and-physical-assessment-in-holistic-palliative-care
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Marie Donnelly, Daphne Martin
In carrying out a holistic palliative care assessment the palliative care clinical nurse specialist needs to develop the knowledge and skill of history taking and health assessment to make safe and competent decisions with patients regarding the future management of their care. This article examines this process in making a differential diagnosis with particular reference to the respiratory physical examination of a patient with a history of lung cancer using the Calgary-Cambridge Model. The model gives structure to the preparation, history taking, and physical examination (inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation) before explaining, planning and closing the consultation, while considering the palliative patient's and family's individual wishes and goals...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934625/ultrasonographic-findings-in-two-sheep-with-enzootic-calcinosis
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U Braun, K Mitchell, S Schramm, S Nogler, J Hatt, A Malbon
This report describes 2 sheep with enzootic calcinosis characterized by abnormal cardiovascular and respiratory findings and ascites causing abdominal distension. Both sheep were anorexic and listless and had increased heart and respiratory rates. Auscultation of the heart revealed a gallop rhythm in sheep 1 and a loud systolic heart murmur in sheep 2. The activities of liver enzymes were severely increased in both sheep. Abdominal ultrasonography showed severe ascites and congestion of the liver and caudal vena cava...
December 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916238/variation-in-effectiveness-of-a-cardiac-auscultation-training-class-with-a-cardiology-patient-simulator-among-heart-sounds-and-murmurs
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Yutaka Kagaya, Masao Tabata, Yutaro Arata, Junichi Kameoka, Seiichi Ishii
BACKGROUND: Effectiveness of simulation-based education in cardiac auscultation training is controversial, and may vary among a variety of heart sounds and murmurs. We investigated whether a single auscultation training class using a cardiology patient simulator for medical students provides competence required for clinical clerkship, and whether students' proficiency after the training differs among heart sounds and murmurs. METHODS: A total of 324 fourth-year medical students (93-117/year for 3 years) were divided into groups of 6-8 students; each group participated in a three-hour training session using a cardiology patient simulator...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913078/pulmonary-artery-dissection-following-balloon-valvuloplasty-in-a-dog-with-pulmonic-stenosis
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K A Grint, H B Kellihan
A 3-month-old, 9.9 kg, male pit bull cross was referred for evaluation of collapse. A left basilar systolic heart murmur graded V/VI and a grade IV/VI right basilar systolic heart murmur were ausculted. Echocardiography showed severe pulmonic stenosis characterized by annular hypoplasia, leaflet thickening, and leaflet fusion. After 1 month of atenolol therapy, a pulmonic valve balloon valvuloplasty procedure was performed, and the intra-operative right ventricular pressure was reduced by 43%. Echocardiography, performed the following day, showed apparent rupture of a pulmonary valve leaflet and a membranous structure within the pulmonary artery consistent with a dissecting membrane...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870656/oscillometric-and-auscultatory-blood-pressure-measurement-methods-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stephanie L Duncombe, Christine Voss, Kevin C Harris
BACKGROUND: The phase-out of mercury from clinical settings calls for valid alternatives to assess blood pressure (BP) in children. Aneroid devices provide a mercury-free alternative to BP measurements by auscultation, whereas oscillometric (automated) devices are increasingly becoming the norm in clinical practice due to their ease of use. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the accuracy of oscillometric and aneroid BP devices compared with the mercury sphygmomanometer for the measurement of BP in children...
February 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853069/compression-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-due-to-straight-back-syndrome-clarified-by-low-dose-dual-source-computed-tomography
#19
Kohei Hasegawa, Tomofumi Takaya, Shumpei Mori, Tatsuro Ito, Sei Fujiwara, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Hiroyuki Shimoura, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 23-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred to our hospital for further examination of a systolic ejection murmur with fixed splitting of the second heart sound auscultated at the third left sternal border. Initial echocardiography could not detect the cause. Subsequently performed low-dose computed tomography, however, ruled out the possibility of any congenital heart diseases, but revealed a markedly shortened anteroposterior diameter of the chest, which led us to a diagnosis of straight back syndrome. A vertically oriented "pancake" appearance of the heart, straight vertebral column, and compression of the right ventricular outflow tract were clearly demonstrated on the reconstructed images...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843027/investigation-of-the-efficacy-of-colorimetric-capnometry-method-used-to-verify-the-correct-placement-of-the-nasogastric-tube
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Saadet Erzincanli, Ayten Zaybak, Ayşe Güler
OBJECTIVES: This present study was designed to determine the efficacy of the colorimetric capnometry method used to verify the correct placement of the nasogastric tube. METHODS: The present study comprised forty patients who had a nasogastric tube inserted and were being monitored in the adult intensive care unit. After the insertion of the nasogastric tube, 40 colorimetric capnometry and 40 auscultation measurements were performed. Auscultation and colorimetric capnometry results were compared with tube placement results confirmed radiologically...
February 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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