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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376941/systematic-evaluation-of-skeletal-fractures-caused-by-induction-of-electroconvulsive-seizures-in-rat-state-a-need-for-attention-and-refinement-of-the-procedure
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Maria Ekemohn, Marie Kjær Nielsen, Matilda Grahm, Anders Tingström, Birgitte Kousholt, Gregers Wegener, Cecilie Bay-Richter
OBJECTIVE: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most efficient treatments for major depression. Electroconvulsive seizures (ECS), the animal model of ECT, is widely used to study both mechanisms of action and adverse effects of ECT. As the treatment itself serves as an instant anaesthetic and anaesthetic agents may affect memory functions and behaviour, ECS is traditionally administered without muscle relaxation and anaesthesia. A major problem of unmodified ECS, which has only been addressed peripherally in the literature, is that some animals sustain spinal fractures and subsequent hind leg paralysis (paraplegia)...
April 5, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283317/pilot-study-to-determine-the-feasibility-of-radiation-therapy-for-dogs-with-right-atrial-masses-and-hemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion
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M W Nolan, M M Arkans, D LaVine, T DeFrancesco, J A Myers, E H Griffith, L P Posner, B W Keene, S P Tou, T L Gieger
OBJECTIVES: To determine the short-term safety and biologic activity of radiation therapy (RT) for presumptive cardiac hemangiosarcoma in pet dogs. ANIMALS: Six dogs with echocardiographic evidence of a right atrial/auricular mass, and hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, were enrolled in a prospective, single-arm clinical trial. METHODS: A single fraction of 12 Gy was delivered using conformal external beam irradiation. Serum cardiac troponin I and plasma concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor were quantified before, 4 and 24 h after RT...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272149/plasticity-of-auricular-cartilage-in-response-to-hormone-therapy
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Patrick S Cottler, Matthew D McLeod, Jesse L Payton, Angela Pineros-Fernandez, Jonathan S Black
INTRODUCTION: Correction of auricular deformities can be accomplished through splinting within the first few weeks of life. This is hypothesized to be due to retained circulating maternal estrogens decreasing the structural density of collagen; however, this has not been fully tested. Cartilage elasticity is dependent on the concentration of the proteoglycan aggregate, and hyaluronic acid, a constituent of proteoglycan aggregate, is increased by estrogens. Nonsurgical correction of these deformities in more developed patients has the potential to change clinical practice and eliminate surgical risks...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255107/a-new-strategy-for-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-cerebral-embolic-protection-in-patient-with-left-auricular-thrombosis-and-total-contraindication-to-long-term-anticoagulation
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Salvatore Saccà, Jayme Ferro, Tomoyuki Umemoto, Riccardo Turri, Carlo Penzo, Andrea Pacchioni
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in 1%-2% of the general population. An important aspect is the treatment of AF in terms of stroke prevention. In patients with absolute contraindication to long-term anticoagulation due to high bleeding risk, a valuable alternative exists in left atrial appendage (LAA) closure. Unfortunately, thrombus in the LAA is a contraindication to the procedure because of high risk of embolization. We describe a clinical case with permanent AF, absolute contraindication to long-term anticoagulation therapy, and persistent thrombus formation in the LAA that was treated with transcatheter LAA closure and supraaortic trunk protection system in order to avoid risk of periprocedural stroke...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231373/auricular-complications-in-parotid-temporal-bone-infratemporal-fossa-and-lateral-skull-base-surgery
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Patrick S Carpenter, Ryan C Burgette, John P Leonetti, Sam J Marzo
Neoplasms located in the parotid region, temporal bone, infratemporal fossa, and lateral skull base represent a challenge due to their difficult anatomic location and surrounding neurovascular structures. A variety of surgical approaches are appropriate to access this area, although several of them can place the auricular blood supply in danger. If the auricular blood supply is compromised, ischemia and, eventually, avascular necrosis of the auricle can occur. Auricular necrosis often can cause patients a delay in adjuvant radiation therapy and result in the need for additional reconstructive procedures...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191857/auricular-acupressure-helps-alleviate-xerostomia-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Guowen Yang, Shaoqin Lin, Yuchi Wu, Shangpeng Zhang, Xiuqing Wu, Xusheng Liu, Chuan Zou, Qizhan Lin
BACKGROUND: Xerostomia is one of the most common complaints in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. This problem contributes to excess fluid intake and results in poor survival outcome. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and literature studies, the authors have been practicing auricular acupressure therapy (AAT) to help patients with xerostomia. This pilot study was conducted to demonstrate the potential of AAT for xerostomia in MHD patients. METHODS: Eligible subjects who agreed to participate in this study were recruited and provided with AAT for 4 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181975/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-therapy-on-stress-and-sleep-disturbance-of-middle-aged-women-in-south-korea
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nam Hyun Cha, Yi Kyun Park, Sohyune R Sok
This study sought to examine the effect of auricular acupressure therapy on the stress and sleep status of middle-aged women in South Korea. A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest control group design was employed. The study sample consisted of 67 middle-aged women (experimental: 35 samples; control: 32 samples) in Seoul, South Korea. Auricular acupressure therapy including the auricular acupressure needle on the skin paper tape was applied on an ear for 2 weeks, 2 times per week. The acupoints were Gyogam, Sinmun, Bushin, Naebunbi, and Pijilha...
March 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150266/-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-pregnancy-related-sleep-disturbances
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Hsuan-Man Hung, Hsiao-Ching Chiang
Most women experience the worse sleep quality of their life during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. Although pregnancy typically accounts for a relatively short part of a woman's life, the related sleep disturbances may have a significant and negative impact on her long-term health. Approximately 78-80% of pregnant women experience sleep disturbances, including interruptions in deep sleep, decreased total sleep time, poor subjective sleep quality, frequent night waking, and reduced sleep efficacy...
February 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978889/-advances-in-therapy-of-auricular-keloid
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K Liu, X L Wu, P H Wang
Auricularis keloids are the keloids locating on the earlobe and helix which often caused by ear piercing, burn wound and skin injury. Because of its high recurrence, the treatment of auricularis keloids is troublesome to ENT doctors. In the past, clinicians harvested some achievements by combining surgical therapy, drug therapy and physical therapy. Keloid therapies were reviewed in this article.
December 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/27898202/optimization-of-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-using-functional-mri
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Natalia Yakunina, Sam Soo Kim, Eui-Cheol Nam
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an established therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy, depression, and a number of other disorders. Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (tVNS) has been considered as a non-invasive alternative. Several functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies on the effects of tVNS used different stimulation parameters and locations in the ear, which makes it difficult to determine the optimal tVNS methodology...
November 29, 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607318/infantile-hemangiomas-complications-and-treatments
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REVIEW
Carol Erin Cheng, Sheila Fallon Friedlander
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors of infancy. While the majority regress without the need for intervention, approximately 10%, often site dependent, can cause serious complications and require treatment. IH complications can be categorized as life threatening, obstructive, ulcerative or disfiguring. Life threatening complications include airway and hepatic IHs. Functional complications obstructing vital structures or impairing function include periocular, nasal, labial, parotid, auricular, and breast IHs...
September 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590454/evaluation-of-low-level-laser-at-auriculotherapy-points-to-reduce-postoperative-pain-in-inferior-third-molar-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hélio Sampaio-Filho, Juliane Sotto-Ramos, Erika Horácio Pinto, Marcia Regina Cabral, Priscila Larcher Longo, Isabel Peixoto Tortamano, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Daniela Fátima Teixeira Silva, Christine Pavani, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana
BACKGROUND: A comfortable postoperative return to daily activities has increased the need to control inflammation after third molar surgery. Anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics are not exempt from adverse effects such as allergies and chronic gastritis, and they are not without cost. The association between low-level laser and auricular acupuncture can be an alternative when conventional drugs are contraindicated. Among its advantages, we can mention the low risk of side effects, low cost and simplicity of application...
September 2, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541067/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-therapy-on-primary-dysmenorrhea-for-female-high-school-students-in-south-korea
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Nam Hyun Cha, Sohyune R Sok
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of auricular acupressure therapy on primary dysmenorrhea among female high school students in South Korea. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was employed. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 91 female high school students, with 45 participants in the experimental group and 46 in the control group in two regions of South Korea. The average age of the participants was 16.7 years, and the average age of menarche was 12...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530764/micro-needling-depth-penetration-presence-of-pigment-particles-and-fluorescein-stained-platelets-clinical-usage-for-aesthetic-concerns
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Gordon H Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Aesthetic micro-needling (MN) has demonstrated skin permeability to cosmeceutical ingredients and platelet-rich plasma by creating reversible micro-channels in the skin. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to determine: (1) actual needle depth-penetrations by adjusting needle lengths in a disposable tip of an electric MN device; (2) time-dependent passage of pigment and platelets; and (3) safety and efficacy profiles in patients. METHODS: Excised micro-needled pre-auricular skin was used to determine actual depths of tissue penetration with six needle lengths, and the presence of massaged pigment particles (histological examination) and fluorescein-labeled platelets (confocal laser microscopy) in 1 mm depth micro-channels over an hour...
January 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509607/-teas-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-orthodontic-toothache-and-oral-dysfunction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ying Jia, Bo Chen, Shaoxiang Cai, Tiehan Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of transcutanclus electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on prevention and treatment of orthodontic toothache and oral dysfunction. METHODS: A total of 85 patients of malocclusions in the preliminary diagnosis were randomly divided into a control group (20 cases), a psychological intervention group (22 cases), a medication group (20 cases) and a TEAS group (23 cases). Orthodontics treatment was given in all the groups...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465194/malignant-melanoma-beyond-the-basics
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Sabrina N Pavri, James Clune, Stephan Ariyan, Deepak Narayan
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss the initial management of cutaneous malignant melanoma with regard to diagnostic biopsy and currently accepted resection margins. 2. Be familiar with the management options for melanoma in specific situations such as subungual melanoma, auricular melanoma, and melanoma in the pregnant patient. 3. Discuss the differentiating characteristics of desmoplastic melanoma and its treatment options. 4...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457720/the-combination-effects-of-body-acupuncture-and-auricular-acupressure-compared-to-sham-acupuncture-for-body-weight-control-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Linda L D Zhong, Wai Kun, Tsz Fung Lam, Shi Ping Zhang, Jun Jun Yang, Tat Chi Ziea, Bacon Ng, Zhao Xiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Excess body weight is a risk factor contributing to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gall bladder disease, and some types of cancer. Almost all the Western anti-obesity drugs have adverse effects or body weight is regained upon cessation of therapy. Recent studies have found that acupuncture had a similar efficacy as the Western anti-obesity drugs with fewer reported adverse effects...
July 25, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396510/corticosteroid-therapy-for-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis-complicated-by-igg4-related-disease
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Mari Yamasue, Shin-Ichi Nureki, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Takamasa Kan, Takehiro Hashimoto, Ryoichi Ushijima, Yuko Usagawa, Jun-Ichi Kadota
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic disorder characterized by recurrent, widespread chondritis of the auricular, nasal, and tracheal cartilages. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic immune-mediated disease characterized by the infiltration of IgG4-bearing plasma cells into systemic organs. Although 25% to 35% of patients with RP have a concurrent autoimmune disease, coexistence of RP and IgG4-RD is rare. We herein report a case of RP complicated by IgG4-RD. A 63-year-old man developed recurrent bilateral ear pain and swelling, recurrent blurred and decreased vision, and migratory multiple joint pain, sequentially within one year...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388046/the-strange-case-of-the-ear-and-the-heart-the-auricular-vagus-nerve-and-its-influence-on-cardiac-control
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REVIEW
Aaron R Murray, Lucy Atkinson, Mohd K Mahadi, Susan A Deuchars, Jim Deuchars
The human ear seems an unlikely candidate for therapies aimed at improving cardiac function, but the ear and the heart share a common connection: the vagus nerve. In recent years there has been increasing interest in the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN), a unique cutaneous subdivision of the vagus distributed to the external ear. Non-invasive electrical stimulation of this nerve through the skin may offer a simple, cost-effective alternative to the established method of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), which requires a surgical procedure and has generated mixed results in a number of clinical trials for heart failure...
August 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358187/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-review-of-high-risk-and-metastatic-disease
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REVIEW
Kyle A Burton, Kurt A Ashack, Amor Khachemoune
Non-melanoma skin cancer represents one-third of all malignancies and its incidence is expected to rise until the year 2040. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) represents 20 % of all non-melanoma skin cancer and is a deadly threat owing to its ability to metastasize to any organ in the body. Therefore, a better understanding of cSCC is essential to strengthen preventative measures and curable treatment options. Currently, research demonstrates that cSCC is diagnosed at a rate of 15-35 per 100,000 people and is expected to increase 2-4 % per year...
October 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
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