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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927209/intraoperative-imaging-in-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-lesions-correlating-histologic-cross-sections-with-high-resolution-ultrasound
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S Shelby Burks, Iahn Cajigas, Jean Jose, Allan D Levi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative ultrasound (US) has been used as a guide during surgery to better identify deep neuroanatomical structures. OBJECTIVE: To correlate histologic cross-sections from nerve samples taken at the time of surgery with axial, high-resolution US images at similar locations and validate this important tool for intraoperative guidance in nerve surgery. METHODS: Three subjects undergoing nerve repair procedures after traumatic nerve injuries were enrolled prospectively...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926848/-parsonage-turner-syndrome-case-report
#2
Alexander Katzer, Wolf-Peter Niedermauntel, Jörg Rump
Neuralgic amyotrophy of the shoulder (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) is a rare condition of unknown aetiology which manifests as acute neuropathy of the brachial plexus. Diagnosis is based on typical symptoms and physical examination. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging of the affected shoulder and the cervical spine is advisable, in order to distinguish this syndrome from other conditions with similar symptoms. There is no specific treatment for neuralgic amyotrophy, but in about 50 - 67% of cases complete recovery occurs within two to three years, depending on the severity of the symptoms when they first appear...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924560/the-effect-of-magnesium-sulfate-on-postoperative-pain-in-upper-limb-surgeries-by-supraclavicular-block-under-ultrasound-guidance
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Reza Akhondzade, Sholeh Nesioonpour, Mohammadreza Gousheh, Farhad Soltani, Mohsen Davarimoghadam
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of different adjuvants on brachial plexus block. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of adding magnesium sulfate to lidocaine on postoperative pain in upper limb surgeries by supraclavicular brachial plexus block under ultrasound guidance. METHODS: This study was carried out on patients who were candidate for upper limb surgeries. This was a controlled double-blind study conducted on a number of 52 patients aged 18 - 75 years with ASA class I or II...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923899/cardiovascular-risk-factors-accelerate-progression-of-vascular-aging-in-the-general-population-results-from-the-crave-study-cardiovascular-risk-factors-affecting-vascular-age
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Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Panagiotis Xaplanteris, Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Katerina Baou, Despina Kardara, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Christos Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Vascular aging, as assessed by structural and functional arterial properties, is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. We hypothesized that the number of cardiovascular risk factors determines the progression of vascular aging. One hundred forty-two subjects (mean age 51.9 years, 94 men) without established cardiovascular disease were investigated in 2 examinations over a 2-year period. Subjects were classified at baseline according to their number of risk factors (from 0 to 2 and more). Subjects had determinations of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, aortic augmentation index, brachial flow-mediated dilatation, and common carotid intima-media thickness and their annual absolute changes were calculated...
September 18, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923457/blood-flow-regulation-and-oxidative-stress-during-submaximal-cycling-exercise-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Matthew A Tucker, Breana Berry, Nichole Seigler, Gareth W Davison, John C Quindry, Dabney Eidson, Kathleen T McKie, Ryan A Harris
BACKGROUND: The impact of blood flow regulation and oxidative stress during exercise in cystic fibrosis (CF) has yet to be investigated. METHODS: A maximal graded exercise test was conducted to determine exercise capacity (VO2 peak) and peak workload in 14 pediatric patients with mild CF (age 14±3y, FEV1 93±16 % predicted) and 14 demographically-matched controls. On a separate visit, participants performed submaximal cycling up to 60% of peak workload where brachial artery blood velocity was determined using Doppler ultrasound...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923443/-leg-ulcer-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-and-the-role-of-the-nurse
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REVIEW
Maria Consolación Cano Sanchez
The measurement of the ankle-brachial pressure index is essential for the treatment of leg ulcers. In the framework of the imminent implementation of advanced practices in France, nurses specifically trained in wound care and healing could be authorised to take and interpret this measurement. Venous compression techniques could therefore be adapted more precisely to the needs of the patients.
September 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922407/segmental-arterial-stiffness-in-relation-to-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
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Chih-Hsuan Yen, Chung-Lieh Hung, Ping-Ying Lee, Jui-Peng Tsai, Yau-Huei Lai, Cheng-Huang Su, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Kuo-Liong Chien
BACKGROUND: Central arterial stiffness has been shown to play a key role in cardiovascular disease. However, evidence regarding such arterial stiffness from various arterial segments in relation to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) remains elusive. METHODS: A total of 1255 participants (47.8% men; mean age: 62.6 ± 12.3 [SD] years) with preserved left ventricular function (ejection fraction ≥50%) and ≥1 risk factors were consecutively studied. Arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) by automatic device (VP-2000; Omron Healthcare) for heart-femoral (hf-PWV), brachial-ankle (ba-PWV), and heart-carotid (hc-PWV) segments were obtained and related to BNP concentrations (Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park, IL, USA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922231/use-of-regional-anesthesia-for-outpatient-surgery-within-the-united-states-a-prevalence-study-using-a-nationwide-database
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Rodney A Gabriel, Brian M Ilfeld
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia is of benefit for outpatient surgery given its demonstrated improvement in analgesia and decrease in complications, resulting in shorter average recovery room times and lower hospital readmission rates. Unfortunately, there are few epidemiological studies outlining the overall utilization of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) in this setting. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to report the overall utilization of several types of PNBs among all candidate cases in the outpatient setting within the United States...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922230/optimal-dose-of-perineural-dexamethasone-to-prolong-analgesia-after-brachial-plexus-blockade-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kyle Robert Kirkham, Alain Jacot-Guillarmod, Eric Albrecht
BACKGROUND: Perineural dexamethasone has gained popularity in regional anesthesia to prolong analgesia duration. However, uncertainty remains regarding the optimal perineural dose. Clarification of this characteristic is of significant importance as the administration of dexamethasone may lead to dose-dependent complications. The objective of this meta-analysis was to define the optimal perineural dexamethasone dose to prolong analgesia after brachial plexus blockade for adult patients undergoing upper limb surgery...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922142/reduced-amputation-rate-with-isovolemic-hemodilution-in-critical-limb-ischemia-patients
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Doosang Kim, Daniel J Cho, Young I Cho
AIMS: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients are characterized by intractable pain in spite of medication, non-healing ulcers, and gangrene. The objective of this study was to investigate whether or not isovolemic hemodilution treatment can reduce the rate of major amputations in CLI. METHODS: 28 patients were studied who had tissue loss on Rutherford Grade III, Category 5 or 6. The subjects were divided into two arms: standard-of-care, conventional therapy (CT) (n = 15) as a control group and hemodilution therapy (HT) (n = 13) as a study group...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921843/potential-proton-and-photon-dose-degradation-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-by-intratherapy-changes
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Kristin Stützer, Annika Jakobi, Anna Bandurska-Luque, Steffen Barczyk, Carolin Arnsmeyer, Steffen Löck, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: Evaluation of dose degradation by anatomic changes for head-and-neck cancer (HNC) intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) relative to intensity-modulated photon therapy (IMRT) and identification of potential indicators for IMPT treatment plan adaptation. METHODS: For 31 advanced HNC datasets, IMPT and IMRT plans were recalculated on a computed tomography scan (CT) taken after about 4 weeks of therapy. Dose parameter changes were determined for the organs at risk (OARs) spinal cord, brain stem, parotid glands, brachial plexus, and mandible, for the clinical target volume (CTV) and the healthy tissue outside planning target volume (PTV)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919186/non-surgical-treatment-of-delayed-onset-brachial-plexopathy-due-to-hypertrophic-clavicular-callus-a-case-report
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REVIEW
Benjamin M Carpenter, David R Pettersson, Adam J Mirarchi, Drew Groshong, Hans L Carlson
Clavicular fractures are common injuries which are traditionally managed non-surgically without clinically significant sequelae. However, they may develop hypertrophic callus formation that compresses the brachial plexus. These cases may present months to years after initial injury with varying degrees of pain, paresthesia and weakness on the affected side, and are usually treated by surgical resection of the hypertrophic callus. We present a case of brachial plexopathy due to hypertrophic clavicular callus causing weakness and paresthesia...
September 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915894/cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Sebastian Fähndrich, Frank Biertz, Annika Karch, Björn Kleibrink, Armin Koch, Helmut Teschler, Tobias Welte, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Sabina Janciauskiene, Rudolf A Jörres, Timm Greulich, Claus F Vogelmeier, Robert Bals
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a rare inherited condition caused by mutations of the SERPINA1 gene that is associated with the development of a COPD like lung disease. The comorbidities in patients with AATD-related lung diseases are not well defined. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical phenotype of AATD patients within the German COPD cohort study COSYCONET ("COPD and SYstemic consequences-COmorbidities NETwork") cohort focusing on the distribution of comorbidities...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914847/-efficiency-of-triple-antihypertensive-therapy-in-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-depressive-disorders
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V V Skibitsky, A V Fendrikova, A V Skibitsky
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of triple antihypertensive therapy in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and depressive disorders (DD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 153 patients with uncontrolled hypertension were examined, of whom 82 patients were diagnosed with mild and moderate DD. A combination of perindopril 10 mg/day, indapamide SR 1.5 mg/day, and amlodipine at an initial dose of 5 mg/day was given to patients with hypertension and DD. After 4 weeks of treatment, if target blood pressure (BP) levels could not be achieved, the dose of amlodipine was increased up to 10 mg/day...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912211/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-treated-metabolic-risk-factors-and-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Dirk J van der Heijden, Maarten A H van Leeuwen, Gladys N Janssens, Mattie J Lenzen, Peter M van de Ven, Etto C Eringa, Niels van Royen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is key feature of the metabolic syndrome and is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity is associated with macrovascular endothelial dysfunction, a determinant of outcome in patients with coronary artery disease. Here, we compared the influence of obesity on microvascular endothelial function to that of established cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking in patients with suspected coronary artery disease...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911022/hypertensive-cardiovascular-risk-pulsatile-hemodynamics-gender-and-therapeutic-implications
#16
Michel E Safar, Harold Smulyan
PURPOSE: In recent years, the predictive value of 2 pulsatile parameters has been extensively studied in hypertension: aortic stiffness and pulse pressure (PP) amplification. Aortic stiffness is an index of aortic rigidity and PP-amplification is the ratio between central and brachial PP, an indirect evaluation of wave reflections. Both are safe, independent, noninvasive predictors of overall and cardiovascular risk. Our purpose is to determine the validity of these parameters in 2 different circumstances: gender and therapeutic implications...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911021/effects-of-lifestyle-modification-on-an-exaggerated-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise-in-normotensive-females
#17
Ryoma Michishita, Masanori Ohta, Masaharu Ikeda, Ying Jiang, Hiroshi Yamato
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to examine the effects of a lifestyle modification on the improvement in an exaggerated systolic blood pressure (SBP) response to exercise in normotensive females. METHODS: The subjects were 78 normotensive females with (n = 25) and without (n = 53) an exaggerated SBP response to exercise who were not taking any medications. An exaggerated SBP response to exercise was defined according to the criteria of the Framingham Study (peak SBP: ≥190 mm Hg)...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910811/impact-of-age-and-aerobic-exercise-training-on-conduit-artery-wall-thickness-role-of-the-shear-pattern
#18
Koichiro Tanahashi, Keisei Kosaki, Yuriko Sawano, Toru Yoshikawa, Kaname Tagawa, Hiroshi Kumagai, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Seiji Maeda
Hemodynamic shear stress is the frictional force of blood on the arterial wall. The shear pattern in the conduit artery affects the endothelium and may participate in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated the role of the shear pattern in age- and aerobic exercise-induced changes in conduit artery wall thickness via cross-sectional and interventional studies. In a cross-sectional study, we found that brachial shear rate patterns and brachial artery intima-media thickness (IMT) correlated with age...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905356/impact-of-shoulder-dystocia-stratified-by-type-of-manoeuvre-on-severe-neonatal-outcome-and-maternal-morbidity
#19
Flurina Michelotti, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dystocia is an uncommon and unpredictable obstetric emergency. It is associated with significant neonatal, maternal and medico-legal consequences. AIM: To ascertain the impact shoulder dystocia has on severe neonatal and maternal outcomes specific to the type of manoeuvre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 48 021 term singleton vaginal deliveries the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane between 2007 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904457/delayed-orthostatic-hypotension-a-pilot-study-from-india
#20
Arun Grace Roy, Siby Gopinath, Suresh Kumar, Sudheeran Kannoth, Anand Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a sustained decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or a decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing compared with blood pressure from the sitting or supine position or by head-up tilt-table testing (1). When sustained blood pressure (BP) drop is after three minutes of upright posture it is called delayed orthostatic hypotension (delayed OH) (2). AIM OF THE STUDY: To detect the incidence of delayed orthostatic hypotension in patients referred to our autonomic lab...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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