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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156494/comparative-analysis-of-vestibular-ecomorphology-in-birds
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Roger B J Benson, Ethan Starmer-Jones, Roger A Close, Stig A Walsh
The bony labyrinth of vertebrates houses the semicircular canals. These sense rotational accelerations of the head and play an essential role in gaze stabilisation during locomotion. The sizes and shapes of the semicircular canals have hypothesised relationships to agility and locomotory modes in many groups, including birds, and a burgeoning palaeontological literature seeks to make ecological interpretations from the morphology of the labyrinth in extinct species. Rigorous tests of form-function relationships for the vestibular system are required to support these interpretations...
December 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156039/pulse-oximeter-perfusion-index-for-assessment-of-brachial-plexus-block-a-holy-grail-or-a-design-fail
#2
M Daoud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156032/reply-to-pulse-oximeter-perfusion-index-for-assessment-of-brachial-plexus-block-a-holy-grail-or-a-design-fail
#3
A Hasanin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155890/longitudinal-fasting-blood-glucose-patterns-and-arterial-stiffness-risk-in-a-population-without-diabetes
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Yuntao Wu, Junxing Yu, Cheng Jin, Yun Li, Jinmei Su, Guoqing Wei, Xiaoming Zheng, Jingsheng Gao, Wenyuan Gao, Shouling Wu
OBJECTIVE: To identify long-term fasting blood glucose trajectories and to assess the association between the trajectories and the risk of arterial stiffness in individuals without diabetes. METHODS: We enrolled 16,454 non-diabetic participants from Kailuan cohort. Fasting blood glucose concentrations were measured in 2006, 2008, and 2010 survey. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocities were measured during 2011 to 2016. Multivariate regression model was used to estimate the difference of brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity levels and logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) of arterial stiffness risk, according to the fasting blood glucose trajectories...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155119/high-serum-bilirubin-is-associated-with-lower-prevalence-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-cardiac-patients
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Michishige Ozeki, Hideaki Morita, Masatoshi Miyamura, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Shu-Ichi Fujita, Takahide Ito, Kensaku Shibata, Suguru Tanaka, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga, Nobukazu Ishizaka
Several studies have shown that subjects with higher serum bilirubin may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disorders. We herein investigated whether serum bilirubin concentration is associated with lower extremity ischemia among cardiology patients. In total, 935 patients without a history of angioplasty or bypass surgery of the lower limb arteries and who had bilateral ankle-brachial index measurements were included in the study. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) was defined to be present when ABI of either or both sides was <0...
November 18, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153533/outcomes-at-a-single-center-after-subintimal-arterial-flossing-with-antegrade-retrograde-intervention-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Anish Kaushal, Graham Roche-Nagle, Kong T Tan, Elizabeth Liao, Naomi Eisenberg, George D Oreopoulos, Dheeraj K Rajan
OBJECTIVE: The subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention technique has been used to overcome antegrade recanalization failures for peripheral lower limb arterial occlusive disease. There are few outcomes published for this technique and we sought to evaluate outcomes at our institution over a 7-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention procedures of infrainguinal occlusive disease from 2009 to 2016...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153532/the-blind-pushing-technique-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-through-brachial-vein-puncture
#7
Jae Myeong Lee, Young Kwon Cho, Han Myun Kim, Myung Gyu Song, Soon-Young Song, Jae Woo Yeon, Dae Young Yoon, Sam Yeol Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct a prospective clinical trial evaluating the technical feasibility and short-term clinical outcome of the blind pushing technique for placement of pretrimmed peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) through brachial vein access. METHODS: Patients requiring PICC placement at any of the three participating institutions were prospectively enrolled between January and December 2016. The review boards of all participating institutions approved this study, and informed consent was obtained from all patients...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153498/hemodynamic-assessment-before-and%C3%A2-after-endovascular-therapy-for-critical%C3%A2-limb-ischemia-and-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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Grant W Reed, Laura Young, Imad Bagh, Michael Maier, Mehdi H Shishehbor
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the relationship between change in ankle-brachial index (ABI) and toe-brachial index (TBI) and outcomes following revascularization of critical limb ischemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: An increase in ABI of 0.15 after revascularization for peripheral artery disease with claudication is considered significant. However, the utility of using change in ABI or TBI to predict outcomes in patients with CLI is unproven. METHODS: This was an observational study of 218 patients with Rutherford class V or VI CLI that underwent endovascular therapy...
November 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152808/observational-safety-study-of-specific-outcomes-after-trivalent-cell-culture-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-optaflu-%C3%A2-among-adults-in-thin-database-of-electronic-uk-primary-healthcare-records
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Gillian C Hall, Paul T G Davies, M Yousuf Karim, Mendel D M Haag, Caroline O'Leary
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine (TIVc) (Optaflu(®) ), the first cell culture seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine available in Europe. METHODS: Codes and unstructured text in adult electronic healthcare records (The Health Improvement Network) were searched for a TIVc brand name or batch number and possible outcomes within a 3 month pre- to 6 month post-TIVc exposure study period (2012-2015). The outcomes were severe allergic reactions, Bell's palsy, convulsions, demyelination, paresthesia, noninfectious encephalitis, neuritis (optic and brachial), vasculitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and thrombocytopenia...
November 20, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151789/discriminative-role-of-brachial-artery-doppler-parameters-in-correlation-with-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula
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Burak Mehmet Çildağ, Kutsi Ömer Faruk Köseoğlu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the flow volume and resistive index parameters of the brachial artery in the functioning and dysfunctioning radiocephalic and brachiocephalic hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Methods: 82 patients were distributed into three groups according to their hemodialysis function - as normal function, decreased pump flow and increased venous pressure. Flow volumes and resistive indexes (RI) of the brachial artery of radiocephalic and brachiocephalic AVFs were measured by Doppler ultrasound...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151492/determinants-of-the-change-in-arterial-stiffness-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Mitsutaka Nakahigashi, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Satoshi Morimoto, Chikara Nakano, Hiroko Ueda, Kazunori Someya, Makiko Kusabe, Sanae Kikuchi, Takanobu Imada, Ichiro Shiojima
Arterial stiffness is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with end-stage renal failure. However, little is known about the factors that contribute to arterial rigidity in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The aim of this study was to define the pattern and determinants of the longitudinal change in arterial stiffness after PD initiation.Arterial stiffening was estimated for 46 PD patients by using brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT)...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147997/drug-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-for-assisted-maturation-of-failing-fistulae
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Alexandros Mallios, Jeffrey Hull, Benoit Boura, Alessandro Costanzo, Myriam Combes
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience of balloon-assisted maturation with drug-eluting balloon dilation in patients with recurrent failing arteriovenous fistulae. CASE SERIES: Three patients (all males, mean age 71 years) with a complex history of failed attempts at native fistula creation underwent surgical creation of arteriovenous fistulae. Two patients had a two-stage brachio-brachial fistula and 1 had a brachio-cephalic fistula that also required subsequent elevation...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146192/calcium-imaging-method-to-visualize-the-spatial-patterns-of-neural-responses-in-the-pygmy-squid-idiosepius-paradoxus-central-nervous-system
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Motoki Koizumi, Shuichi Shigeno, Makoto Mizunami, Nobuaki K Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Cephalopods exhibit unique behaviors such as camouflage and tactile learning. The brain functions correlated to these behaviors have long been analyzed through behavioral observations of animals subject to surgical manipulation or electrical stimulation of brain lobes. However, physiological methods have rarely been introduced to investigate the functions of each individual lobe, though physiological work on giant axons and slices of the vertical lobe system of the cephalopods have provided deep insights into ion conductance of nerves and long-term synaptic plasticity...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145217/association-of-female-sex-and-heart-rate-with-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Min Kyung Kang, Jae Myung Yu, Kwang Jin Chun, Jaehuk Choi, Seonghoon Choi, Namho Lee, Jung Rae Cho
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with increased arterial stiffness (IAS) measured by pulse wave velocity (PWV) and its clinical implications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional study. The ankle-brachial PWV was used to measure arterial stiffness, and 310 patients (mean age, 49±9 years; 180 men) with type 2 DM were divided into two groups according to the results of PWV: Group 1 (IAS; n=214) and Group 2 (normal arterial stiffness; n=96)...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145043/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-post-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injuries-a-systematic-review
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Helen K B Fuzari, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Clarice F Vilar, Larissa B Sayão, Paula R B Diniz, Fernando H Souza, Daniella A de Oliveira
Computed Tomographic Myelography (CTM) is a gold-standard imaging test for evaluating the brachial plexus and has been used for a long time. Another imaging test more recently used is Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI), which is also part of the plexus evaluation. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of MRI in diagnosing post-traumatic injuries of the brachial plexus. We conducted a Systematic Review with cross-sectional studies of diagnostic accuracy. Studies with populations presenting post-traumatic brachial plexus injury, over 16 years old, both genders, and examined by CT Myelography and MRI were evaluated...
November 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141949/microvascular-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-and-brain-occurs-early-in-the-development-of-juvenile-obesity-in-pigs
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T Dylan Olver, Zachary Ian Grunewald, Thomas J Jurrissen, Rebecca Ek MacPherson, Paul J LeBlanc, Teagan R Schnurbusch, Alana M Czajkowski, Maurice Harold Laughlin, R Scott Rector, Shawn B Bender, Eric M Walters, Craig A Emter, Jaume Padilla
BACKGROUND: Impaired microvascular insulin signaling may develop prior to overt indices of microvascular endothelial dysfunction and represent an early pathological feature of adolescent obesity. Using a translational porcine model of juvenile obesity, we tested the hypotheses that in the early stages of obesity development, impaired insulin signaling manifests in skeletal muscle (triceps), brain (prefrontal cortex) and corresponding vasculatures, and that depressed insulin-induced vasodilation is reversible with acute inhibition of protein kinase C beta (PKCβ)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140886/safety-of-venipuncture-sites-at-the-cubital-fossa-as-assessed-by-ultrasonography
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Kanae Mukai, Yukari Nakajima, Tomotaka Nakano, Manami Okuhira, Aya Kasashima, Rina Hayashi, Misaki Yamashita, Tamae Urai, Toshio Nakatani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present observational study was to identify safe and suitable venipuncture sites for nursing in the clinical setting using ultrasonography to measure the depth and cross-sectional area of each superficial vein before and after tourniquet application as well as the distance between each superficial vein and the median nerve or brachial artery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty healthy volunteers (21.8 [0.6] y) were recruited. The visible rate of each superficial vein before and after tourniquet application was 65% for the basilic vein, 90% to 95% for the median cubital vein, and 65% to 80% for the cephalic vein...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137028/role-of-positioning-posterior-cord-on-coracoid-approach-brachial-plexus-block-guided-by-nerve-stimulator-compared-with-guided-by-ultrasound
#18
Wensheng He, Zhuo Liu, Zhenyu Wu, Wenchao Liu, Haijun Sun, Xiaochun Yang
BACKGROUND: Coracoid approach is efficient and safe for brachial plexus block, and is guided by nerve stimulator or ultrasound in general. Many trials have proved that ultrasonic guidance was more efficacious than nerve stimulator guidance. We hypothesized that positioning posterior cord could enhance the anesthesia effect of coracoid approach brachial plexus block (CABPB) guided by nerve stimulator. METHODS: Eighty patients were randomized into 2 groups to receive CABPB with positioning posterior cord guided by nerve stimulator (group A) or CABPB guided by ultrasound (group B)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135635/acute-occlusion-of-brachial-artery-caused-by-blunt-trauma-in-football-player-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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John Chan, David Han, Robert A Gallo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135478/contralateral-involvement-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis-and-clavicular-fracture
#20
Shin-Young Yim, Kihong Chang, Ah-Reum Ahn, Eun Ji Park, Jongwoo Kim
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is known to concur with some conditions such as developmental dysplasia of the hip or brachial plexus injury, which gives us some insights for pathogenesis of CMT. While clavicular fracture is the most common fracture in newborns, little is known about concurrence of CMT and clavicular fracture. Our clinical experience led us to realize that concurrence of CMT and clavicular fracture tended to occur on the contralateral side for each other rather than the ipsilateral side...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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