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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649379/is-transoral-robotic-surgery-a-safe-and-effective-multilevel-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-obese-patients-following-failure-of-conventional-treatment-s
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George Garas, Anthousa Kythreotou, Christos Georgalas, Asit Arora, Bhik Kotecha, Floyd C Holsinger, David G Grant, Neil Tolley
A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a safe and effective multilevel treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in obese patients following failure of conventional treatment(s). A total of 39 papers were identified using the reported searches of which 5 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, date, journal, study type, population, main outcome measures and results are tabulated...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634149/a-non-invasive-restraining-system-for-awake-mouse-imaging
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Dan Madularu, Axel P Mathieu, Chathura Kumaragamage, Lauren M Reynolds, Jamie Near, Cecilia Flores, M Natasha Rajah
BACKGROUND: Preclinical neuroimaging allows for the assessment of brain anatomy, connectivity and function in laboratory animals, such as mice and rats. Most of these studies are performed under anesthesia to avoid movement during the scanning sessions. METHOD: Due to the limitations associated with anesthetized imaging, recent efforts have been made to conduct rodent imaging studies in awake animals, habituated to the restraint systems used in these instances. As of now, only one such system is commercially available for mouse scanning (Animal Imaging Research, Boston, MA, USA) integrating the radiofrequency coil electronics with the restraining element, an approach which, although effective in reducing head motion during awake imaging, has some limitations...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
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Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626427/distinctive-steady-state-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-passive-robotic-leg-exercise-during-head-up-tilt-a-pilot-study-in-neurological-patients
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Amirehsan Sarabadani Tafreshi, Robert Riener, Verena Klamroth-Marganska
Introduction: Robot-assisted tilt table therapy was proposed for early rehabilitation and mobilization of patients after diseases such as stroke. A robot-assisted tilt table with integrated passive robotic leg exercise (PE) mechanism has the potential to prevent orthostatic hypotension usually provoked by verticalization. In a previous study with rather young healthy subjects [average age: 25.1 ± 2.6 years (standard deviation)], we found that PE effect on the cardiovascular system depends on the verticalization angle of the robot-assisted tilt table...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623063/low-dose-out-of-field-radiotherapy-part-2-calculating-the-mean-photon-energy-values-for-the-out-of-field-photon-energy-spectrum-from-scattered-radiation-using-monte-carlo-methods
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A Skrobala, S Adamczyk, M Kruszyna-Mochalska, M Skórska, A Konefał, W Suchorska, K Zaleska, A Kowalik, W Jackowiak, J Malicki
PURPOSE: During radiotherapy, leakage from the machine head and collimator expose patients to out-of-field irradiation doses, which may cause secondary cancers. To quantify the risks of secondary cancers due to out-of-field doses, it is first necessary to measure these doses. Since most dosimeters are energy-dependent, it is essential to first determine the type of photon energy spectrum in the out-of-field area. The aim of this study was to determine the mean photon energy values for the out-of-field photon energy spectrum for a 6 MV photon beam using the GEANT 4-Monte Carlo method...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618593/wetting-and-dewetting-processes-in-the-axial-retraction-of-liquid-filaments
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Pablo D Ravazzoli, Ingrith Cuellar, Alejandro G González, Javier A Diez
We study the hydrodynamic mechanisms involved in the motion of the contact line formed at the end region of a liquid filament laying on a planar and horizontal substrate. Since the flow develops under partially wetting conditions, the tip of the filament recedes and forms a bulged region (head) that subsequently develops a neck region behind it. Later the neck breaks up leading to a separated drop, while the rest of the filament restarts the sequence. One main feature of this flow is that the whole dynamics and final drop shapes are strongly influenced by the hysteresis of the contact angle typical in most of the liquid-substrate systems...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615915/an-eminently-treatable-dropped-head-syndrome
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Jacob George, L Vinitha, V Beena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608295/influence-of-head-position-on-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity
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Kaiyin Zhu, T Douglas Bradley, Maryam Patel, Hisham Alshaer
OBJECTIVE: Supine body orientation plays an important role in precipitating upper airway collapse in a significant proportion of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients known to have supine-predominant OSA (OSAsup). Traditionally, trunk position is used to assess OSAsup, but the role of the head position has not been established. We hypothesized that head position influences OSA independently of trunk position. METHODS: Head and trunk positions were determined from subjects undergoing overnight polysomnography...
June 12, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602040/the-impact-of-a-head-and-neck-microvascular-fellowship-program-on-otolaryngology-resident-training
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Chad A Zender, Kate Clancy, Sami Melki, Shawn Li, Nicole Fowler
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a microvascular head and neck (H&N) fellowship on senior residents' surgical experience. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-generated operative case log reports, retrospective chart review, and electronic survey. METHODS: A retrospective review of one institution's residents' H&N operative case logs and free flap operative reports was performed to determine changes in key indicator cases (KICs) after the addition of a H&N fellowship...
June 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601994/radiologic-features-of-dropped-head-syndrome-in-the-overall-sagittal-alignment-of-the-spine
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Kazuki Hashimoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Terumasa Ikeda, Masao Akagi
PURPOSE: Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a rare clinical entity which is defined as a chin-on-chest deformity in the standing or sitting position, resulting from sagittal imbalance of the cervical region. The purpose of the present study was to clarify the radiologic features of DHS in the overall sagittal alignment of the spine. We also investigated the changes in sagittal alignment after correction surgery for DHS. METHODS: Twenty DHS patients [1 male and 19 female, with an average age of 78...
June 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587920/-what-would-you-do-with-an-adult-patient-who-consults-due-to-head-muscle-weakness-and-has-dropped-head
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L Paino, N Blasco
The dropped head syndrome, whether due to muscle weakness, rigidity, or ankylosis, is not uncommon in the elderly. It is characterised by a "chin-on-chest" reducible kyphosis, which is secondary to head muscle debility. It may be associated with a neuromuscular group of diseases such as polymyositis, chronic Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and inclusion-body myositis. Some cases associated with hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism have also been described...
June 3, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583904/a-cloud-based-virtual-reality-app-for-a-novel-telemindfulness-service-rationale-design-and-feasibility-evaluation
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Imre Cikajlo, Ursa Cizman Staba, Suzana Vrhovac, Frances Larkin, Mark Roddy
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, there has been a marked increase in stress and anxiety, also among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Access to psychology services is limited, with some estimates suggesting that over 50% of sufferers are not accessing the existing services available to them for reasons such as inconvenience, embarrassment, or stigmatization concerns around mental health. Health service providers have increasingly been turning to drug-free therapies, such as mindfulness programs, as complementary treatments...
June 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574410/changes-in-muscle-cross-sectional-area-muscle-force-and-jump-performance-during-6-weeks-of-progressive-whole-body-vibration-combined-with-progressive-high-intensity-resistance-training
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A Rosenberger, Å Beijer, B Johannes, E Schoenau, J Mester, J Rittweger, J Zange
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that progressive whole-body vibration (WBV) superimposed to progressive high intensity resistance training has greater effects on muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), muscle force of leg muscles, and jump performance than progressive high intensity resistance training alone. METHODS: Two groups of healthy male subjects performed either 6 weeks of Resistive Vibration Exercise (RVE, squats and heel raises with WBV, n=13) or Resistive Exercise (RE, squats and heel raises without WBV, n=13)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572837/serum-ebv-antibodies-and-lmp-1-in-polish-patients-with-oropharyngeal-and-laryngeal-cancer
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Sylwia Fołtyn, Małgorzata Strycharz-Dudziak, Bartłomiej Drop, Anastazja Boguszewska, Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz
BACKGROUND: The association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the development of head and neck cancer was reported by many researchers. The aim of the present study was to detect EBV DNA and EBV antibodies in 110 Polish patients with oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer compared to 40 healthy individuals. METHODS: Frozen tumor tissue fragments were tested using nested PCR assay for EBV DNA detection. Sera from all individuals were investigated using ELISA tests to detect the presence of VCA IgM and IgG, EBNA IgG, EA IgG...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552947/relationship-of-mechanical-impact-magnitude-to-neurologic-dysfunction-severity-in-a-rat-traumatic-brain-injury-model
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Tsung-Hsun Hsieh, Jing-Wei Kang, Jing-Huei Lai, Ying-Zu Huang, Alexander Rotenberg, Kai-Yun Chen, Jia-Yi Wang, Shu-Yen Chan, Shih-Ching Chen, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Chih-Wei Peng
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major brain injury type commonly caused by traffic accidents, falls, violence, or sports injuries. To obtain mechanistic insights about TBI, experimental animal models such as weight-drop-induced TBI in rats have been developed to mimic closed-head injury in humans. However, the relationship between the mechanical impact level and neurological severity following weight-drop-induced TBI remains uncertain. In this study, we comprehensively investigated the relationship between physical impact and graded severity at various weight-drop heights...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538252/concurrent-paraspinous-myopathy-and-myasthenia-gravis
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Alissa E Romano, Zaid Al-Qudah, Henry J Kaminski, Bashar Katirji, Karim Salame
Paraspinous myopathy is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by selective involvement of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar muscles. Leading clinical features include a bent spine or dropped head (antecollis). In myasthenia gravis (MG), patients may have camptocormia secondary to neuromuscular junction dysfunction of the paraspinal muscles, and this condition usually responds to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors or immunosuppressive treatments. However, concomitant MG and paraspinous myopathy with histologic and electrophysiologic evidence of myopathic changes of the paraspinal muscles has only been reported twice in the literature...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528892/hot-chicks-cold-feet
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Randi Oppermann Moe, Jon Bohlin, Andreas Flø, Guro Vasdal, Solveig Marie Stubsjøen
Infrared thermography (IRT) is increasingly applied as a noninvasive technique for measuring surface body temperature alterations related to e.g. stress, emotions and leg pathologies in avian species. As a basis for the validation of IRT as a future tool for veterinary diagnostics such as detection and/or prediction of subclinical footpad pathologies in broiler chickens, this study explored effects of manual restraint at two different ages on footpad temperatures. Head region temperatures were applied as additional measures of emotional arousal and stress...
May 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522107/differences-in-neurohumoral-and-hemodynamic-response-to-prolonged-head-up-tilt-between-patients-with-high-and-normal-standing-norepinephrine-forms-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome
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Luka Crnošija, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Mila Lovrić, Anamari Junaković, Vladimir Miletić, Rujana Šprljan Alfirev, Antun Pavelić, Ivan Adamec, Mario Habek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal timing for blood sample collection of catecholamines and the possible correlations between neurohumoral and hemodynamic responses to prolonged head-up tilt (HUT) in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). METHODS: Nineteen patients underwent a 30-minute, 70° HUT test. Blood samples (norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine and dopamine) were taken in the 10th minute of supine, and 10th, 20th and 30th minutes of HUT. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in the proportion of high and normal standing NE patients in the different time points...
May 11, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514501/intra-articular-capacity-of-the-elbow-joint
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Mathias Van Den Broek, Roger Van Riet
The intra-articular capacity of the elbow joint is reported to be 23 ± 4 ml on cadaveric elbows. During years, this value was the standard. The aim of this observational study was to reanalyze the volume of the elbow joint on live patients. Measurement of the intra-articular capacity and pressure of the elbow joint was performed on 30 patients (mean age: 43.8 years) undergoing elbow arthroscopy. Intra-articular capacity was recorded when the elbow moved to the maximum lose packed position and/or when there was a sudden drop in pressure, indicating a capsular rupture (maximum capacity)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506263/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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G McLean, M Lawrence, R Simpson, S W Mercer
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is increasingly being used to improve outcomes such as stress and depression in a range of long-term conditions (LTCs). While systematic reviews on MBSR have taken place for a number of conditions there remains limited information on its impact on individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Medline, Central, Embase, Amed, CINAHAL were searched in March 2016. These databases were searched using a combination of MeSH subject headings where available and keywords in the title and abstracts...
May 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
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