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Clinical Decision Making in an Infant With Hypotonia and Gross Motor Delay: A Case Report of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1.
DISCUSSION: Physical therapists use clinical decision making to determine whether to treat or to refer to other medical professionals. Accurate and timely referral to appropriate specialists may assist families in obtaining a diagnosis for their child and guide necessary interventions. In the case of SMA Type 1, early diagnosis may affect outcomes and survival rate in this pediatric population. PMID: 23431212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - February 21, 2013 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Malerba KH, Tecklin JS Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Using daily diaries to study family settings, emotions, and health in everyday life
Despite well documented links between family functioning and long-term physical health problems, prior studies using cross-sectional, laboratory, or traditional longitudinal designs are limited in their ability to address everyday family encounters, emotions, biological processes, and physical health. Here, we describe our ongoing study of family settings and upper respiratory infections (URIs) to demonstrate the value of daily diary approaches. Families completed a daily diary assessing social interactions within and outside the family, daily mood, health behaviors, ...
Source: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships - February 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robles, T. F., Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., Chung, P. J. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
CD24: a potential new marker in differentiating malignant mesothelioma from pulmonary adenocarcinoma
Conclusions CD24 positivity can accurately discriminate MM from MLA. Prospective studies are warranted to clarify whether CD24 could integrate with other immunomarkers to facilitate the diagnosis of mesothelial malignancies.
Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology - February 21, 2013 Category: Pathology Authors: Pinato, D. J., Nya, P., Sharma, R., Mauri, F. A. Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Lung cancer (oncology), Respiratory cancer, Lung cancer (respiratory medicine) Short report Source Type: research
Clinical usefulness of non‐protein respiratory quotient measurement in non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease
ConclusionsnpRQ was significantly decreased in patients with advanced NAFLD. Our data suggest that measurement of npRQ is useful for the estimation of disease severity in NAFLD patients.
Source: Hepatology Research - February 21, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Keiko Korenaga, Masaaki Korenaga, Fusako Teramoto, Toshiko Suzuki, Sohji Nishina, Kyo Sasaki, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Yasuyuki Tomiyama, Naoko Yoshioka, Yuichi Hara, Takuya Moriya, Keisuke Hino Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Transcriptional analysis of the effect of exogenous decanoic acid stress on Streptomyces roseosporus
Conclusion: These findings represent an important first step in understanding mechanism of decanoic acid toxicity and provide a basis for engineering microbial tolerance.
Source: Microbial Cell Factories - February 21, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guojian LiaoQing LiuJianping Xie Source Type: research
Chlamydia trachomatis infection prevents front–rear polarity of migrating HeLa cells
Summary Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens that cause trachoma, sexually transmitted diseases and respiratory infections in humans. Fragmentation of the host cell Golgi apparatus (GA) is essential for chlamydial development, whereas the consequences for host cell functions, including cell migration are not well understood. We could show that Chlamydia trachomatis‐infected cells display decelerated migration and fail to repopulate monolayer scratch wounds. Furthermore, infected cells lost the ability to reorient the fragmented GA or the microtubule organization centre (MTOC) after a migratory stimul...
Source: Cellular Microbiology - February 21, 2013 Category: Microbiology Authors: Julia Heymann, Anette Rejman Lipinski, Bianca Bauer, Thomas F. Meyer, Dagmar Heuer Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Using daily diaries to study family settings, emotions, and health in everyday life
Despite well documented links between family functioning and long-term physical health problems, prior studies using cross-sectional, laboratory, or traditional longitudinal designs are limited in their ability to address everyday family encounters, emotions, biological processes, and physical health. Here, we describe our ongoing study of family settings and upper respiratory infections (URIs) to demonstrate the value of daily diary approaches. Families completed a daily diary assessing social interactions within and outside the family, daily mood, health behaviors, and URIs every day for two months. We collected objectiv...
Source: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships - February 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robles, T. F., Reynolds, B. M., Repett, R. L., Chung, P. J. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Implications of Culture Positivity in Acute Pancreatitis: Does the Source Matter?
ConclusionsPOF and LOH stay was more common in patients with combined pancreatic and extra pancreatic source of sepsis. Mortality was significantly higher in patients with sepsis (groups 1, 2, 3) compared to sterile groups.
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chalapathi Rao, Deepak Kumar Bhasin, Surinder Singh Rana, Rajesh Gupta, Vikas Gautam, Kartar Singh Tags: Clinical Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Thoracoscopic surgery for non-small-cell lung cancer: elderly vs. octogenarians [ORIGINAL ARTICLE]
Conclusions: Thoracoscopic surgery for treatment of primary non-small-cell lung cancer can be performed with similar postoperative complication rates, operative mortality, and survival in octogenarians when compared to elderly patients.
Source: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals - February 21, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Srisomboon, Koizumi, Haraguchi, Mikami, Iijima, Shimizu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Effects of kiwifruit on innate and adaptive immunity and symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.
Abstract Maintenance of an adequate and properly regulated immune system is essential for health and well-being. Components in food may modulate immune responses in a positive way (immunonutrition), and some of these components are present in kiwifruit. Kiwifruit contains vitamin C, carotenoids, polyphenols, and dietary fiber, and these are all potentially beneficial to the immune system. Research that has contributed to our understanding of the beneficial effects that kiwifruit may have on immune responses spans from in vitro studies using cell lines and human blood cells, to using animal models targeting both muc...
Source: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research - February 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Skinner MA, Bentley-Hewitt K, Rosendale D, Naoko S, Pernthaner A Tags: Adv Food Nutr Res Source Type: research
Effect of statin therapy on vaspin levels in type 2 diabetic patients
Al-Azzam SI, Alzoubi KH, Abu Abeeleh J, Mhaidat NM, Abu-Abeeleh M
Source: International Journal of COPD - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Polymerase‐Chain‐Reaction‐Based Diagnosis of Viral Pulmonary Infections in Immunocompromised Children
ConclusionPCR‐based diagnosis from BAL may increase the rate of pathogen detection in immunocompromised children, decrease the time to diagnosis and spare patients unnecessary antimicrobial treatment.©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Pædiatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica
Source: Acta Paediatrica - February 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gili Kadmon, Itzhak Levy, Michal Mandelboim, Elhanan Nahum, Jerry Stein, Sara Dovrat, Tommy Schonfeld Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
Induction of dyspnea evokes increased anxiety and maladaptive breathing in individuals with high anxiety sensitivity and suffocation fear
Abstract Although respiratory symptoms are relevant for diagnosis and etiology of panic disorder, anxiety responses and breathing behavior evoked by induction of dyspnea have rarely been studied. Therefore, dyspnea sensations and affective evaluations evoked by inspiratory resistive loads of different intensities were first assessed in 23 individuals with high versus 24 participants with low anxiety sensitivity (AS). High AS participants with high fear of suffocation rated loads of the same physical intensity as more unpleasant and reported more intense feelings of dyspnea and more respiratory and panic symptoms than low A...
Source: Psychophysiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Manuela G. Alius, Christiane A. Pané‐Farré, Andreas Von Leupoldt, Alfons O. Hamm Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Moderate acute exercise (70% VO2 peak) induces TGF‐β, α‐amylase and IgA in saliva during recovery
In conclusion, 70% VO2 peak exercise does not induce changes immediately after exercise, but after 24 h, it produces an increase in salivary TGF‐β without changing IL‐5. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Source: Oral Diseases - February 20, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: L Rosa, A.B. S Teixeira, FS Lira, S Tufik, MT Mello, RVT Santos Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Pain-associated Respiratory Failure in Chest Trauma
No abstract available
Source: Anesthesiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Education Source Type: research
Association between Endothelial Dysfunction and Acute Brain Dysfunction during Critical Illness
Conclusions: In this study, critically ill patients with lower vascular reactivity indicative of worse systemic endothelial function had increased duration of acute brain dysfunction.
Source: Anesthesiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Critical Care Medicine Source Type: research
Similar uptake but different trafficking and escape routes of reovirus virions and ISVPs imaged in polarized MDCK cells.
This study highlights the broad advantages of using live-cell imaging combined with single-particle tracking for identifying key steps in cell entry by viruses. PMID: 23427267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Mol Biol Cell - February 20, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Boulant S, Stanifer M, Kural C, Cureton DK, Massol R, Nibert ML, Kirchhausen T Tags: Mol Biol Cell Source Type: research
Dynamics of tracheal compression in the horned passalus beetle.
We report the detailed kinematics of this pattern as well as additional observations that show tracheal compression coordinated with spiracle opening and closing. These findings suggest that tracheal compression may function to drive flow within the body, facilitating internal mixing of respiratory gases and ventilation of distal regions of the tracheal system. PMID: 23427081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Physiology Authors: Waters JS, Lee WK, Westneat MW, Socha JJ Tags: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol Source Type: research
Characteristics of Patients With the "Malignant Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome" Admitted to an ICU
Conclusions: MOHS is a serious multisystem disorder with a high mortality that appears to be relatively common, frequently misdiagnosed, and inadequately treated.
Source: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Marik, P. E., Desai, H. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
The Management of the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient
Hypertensive disorders, postpartum hemorrhage, and sepsis are the most common indications for intensive care unit admission among obstetric patients. In general, ICU mortality is low, and better than would be predicted using available mortality prediction tools. Provision of care to this special population requires an intimate understanding of physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. Clinicians must be aware of the way various diagnostic and treatment choices can affect the mother and fetus. Most clinically necessary radiographic tests can be safely performed and fall under the maternal radiation exposure limit of ...
Source: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Honiden, S., Abdel-Razeq, S. S., Siegel, M. D. Tags: Analytic Reviews Source Type: research
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-being
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Clift, R. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
If Disney Ran Your Hospital 91/2 Things You Would Do Differently
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Williams, N. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
Authors' response to 'Comments on Sancini et al.'
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sancini, A., Fioravanti, M., Di Giorgio, V., Andreozzi, G., Francesco, T., Gianfranco, T., Ciarrocca, M. Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Using a symptom diary to investigate work-related urticaria
Conclusions Medical management had not controlled her symptoms, which improved on removal from the work activity and was confirmed by further diary recording.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Waclawski, E. R., Beach, J. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Risk factors for sickness absence among Estonian employees
Conclusions Most sickness absence risk factors revealed by previous studies were only moderately associated with sickness absence in the Estonian working population. In contrast to Nordic countries, there was no gender difference or age gradient. Among workplace risk factors, job dissatisfaction was most strongly associated with sickness absence.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aaviksoo, E., Baburin, A., Kiivet, R.- A. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Frequency and characteristics of occupational dental trauma
Conclusions The frequency of dental trauma in this working population was low and was related to the worker’s occupation. Causal mechanisms differed according to gender and type of job. Most dental injuries were severe and required referral to a dental surgery. Frequency of sick leave was low.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Trullas, J. M., Ballester, M. L., Bolibar, I., Parellada, N., Berastegui, E. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Effects on employees of controlling working hours and working schedules
Conclusions High work-time control and low variability were associated with favourable outcomes of health and work-life balance. This combined effect was not observed for the safety outcome addressed here.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kubo, T., Takahashi, M., Togo, F., Liu, X., Shimazu, A., Tanaka, K., Takaya, M. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
The Management Standards Indicator Tool and evaluation of burnout
Conclusions MSIT analysis generally has congruence with MBI-GS assessment of burnout. The identification of control within regression models but not as a priority concern in the MSIT analysis could suggest an issue of the setting of the MSIT thresholds for this factor, but verification requires a much larger study. Incorporation of relationship, role and change into the MSIT, missing from other conventional tools, appeared to add to its validity.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ravalier, J. M., McVicar, A., Munn-Giddings, C. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Are you ready for the EU Sharps Directive 2010/32/EU?
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Wicker, S., Grime, P. Tags: Filler Source Type: research
Exposure to crises and resiliency of health care workers in Singapore
Conclusions Mental health training appears to improve individuals’ perception of resistance and resilience. Hospitals should consider providing mental health and crisis intervention training to improve the emotional resiliency of health care workers.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chan, A. O. M., Chan, Y. H., Kee, J. P. C. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Do GPs record the occupation of their patients?
Conclusions GPs in two Cornish practices recorded the occupation of working-age patients infrequently, but over two-thirds of GPs in Cornwall believe it is important to do so. If these results reflect the practice of UK GPs, the new ‘e-fit note’ may be of limited value in monitoring and analysing sickness absence.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Richards-Taylor, A., Keay, J., Thorley, K. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Blood and body fluid exposures: consent for source patient testing
Conclusions This study found that despite guidance, routine source testing is not universal. Incapacity to consent is a contributory factor for some source serology not being tested and clarification of the ethical and legal position would be helpful. Larger studies should explore other reasons why identified source patients are not tested in practice and explore the policy implications of those findings.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Giri, P., Basu, S., Adisesh, A., Rimmer, A. Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Low back pain among textile workers: a cross-sectional study
Conclusions This study suggests that mechanical load may not be the leading cause of LBP and adds to evidence that psychological factors play an important role in LBP in non-industrialized countries.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Paudyal, P., Ayres, J. G., Semple, S., Macfarlane, G. J. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Job stress and temperaments in female nurses
Conclusions Nurses with depressive or anxious temperaments should be identified, monitored for signs of job stress and offered interventions to prevent adverse physical and mental effects.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kikuchi, Y., Nakaya, M., Ikeda, M., Takeda, M., Nishi, M. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Process quality indicators for general clinical occupational health practice
Conclusions Four QI have been developed for use in general OH practice. The pilot study demonstrated that the indicators are both feasible to use and easy to implement by clinical OH departments.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Baker, A., Madan, I. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Exposure to occupational health hazards among Zambian workers
Conclusions Results from this study indicate that Zambian workers are exposed to a broad range of occupational health hazards. This could be useful for the formulation of a multi-sector approach aimed at the prevention and control of hazard exposure.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Siziya, S., Rudatsikira, E., Mweemba, A., Rachiotis, G., Mugala, D., Bowa, K., Muula, A. S. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Energy expenditure in US automotive technicians and occupation-specific cardiac rehabilitation
Conclusions Because MET level measurements are work specific, automotive technicians in a cardiac rehab programme should strive to reach and maintain a level of >7 METs while performing specific training exercises that mimic the work tasks they must do throughout the day. They can also benefit from traditional endurance training such as treadmill walking.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Adams, J., Jordan, S., Spencer, K., Belanger, J., Cheng, D., Shock, T., Karcher, J. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Job satisfaction and intention to quit the job
Conclusions Psychosocial work conditions, in particular meaningfulness of the job, were independently associated with intention to quit the job if economically possible and relevant within different job categories.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Suadicani, P., Bonde, J. P., Olesen, K., Gyntelberg, F. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Evaluation of a case management service to reduce sickness absence
Conclusions Our findings suggest that the intervention was effective, and calculations based on an annual running cost of £57 000 suggest that it was also cost-effective. A similar intervention should now be evaluated at a larger number of hospital trusts.
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Smedley, J., Harris, E. C., Cox, V., Ntani, G., Coggon, D. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
The Eucharides Painter Shoemaker Vase c.500-470 BC
Source: Occupational Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: McKiernan, M. Tags: Art and occupation Source Type: research
Diffusion-weighted Imaging of the Liver with Multiple b Values: Effect of Diffusion Gradient Polarity and Breathing Acquisition on Image Quality and Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Parameters--A Pilot Study [Technical Developments]
Conclusion: The RT BP DW imaging sequence had the best results in terms of image quality, reproducibility, and ability to discriminate between healthy and fibrotic liver with biexponential fitting. © RSNA, 2012
Source: Radiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Dyvorne, H. A., Galea, N., Nevers, T., Fiel, M. I., Carpenter, D., Wong, E., Orton, M., de Oliveira, A., Feiweier, T., Vachon, M.-L., Babb, J. S., Taouli, B. Tags: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Gastrointestinal Radiology Technical Developments Source Type: research
The Seroprevalence of Canine Influenza Virus H3N8 in Dogs Participating in a Flyball Tournament in Pennsylvania in 2010: A Follow‐Up Study
ConclusionsConsistent with low prevalence of CIV H3N8 exposure previously reported in flyball dogs, unvaccinated dogs had 0% prevalence, suggesting a stable exposure rate. However, low seroprevalence may result in unprotected flyball dogs at risk for developing CIV H3N8.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - February 20, 2013 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: C.A. Wiley, M.C. Ottoson, M.M. Garcia, L.E. Wiley, C.M. Otto Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
Increasing brain serotonin corrects CO2 chemosensitivity in methyl‐CpG‐binding protein 2 (Mecp2)‐deficient mice
New Findings • What is the central question of this study?Mice deficient in methyl‐CpG‐binding protein 2 (Mecp2; a model of Rett syndrome) display reduced CO2 chemosensitivity, which may contribute to their breathing abnormalities. Patients and mice show reduced levels of brain 5‐HT, which is important in central chemosensitivity. It is not known whether increasing 5‐HT in this mouse model would improve their respiratory response to CO2. • What is the main finding and its importance?We show, for the first time, that females heterozygous for the Mecp2 mutation have a higher hypocapnic threshold for apnoeas ...
Source: Experimental Physiology - February 20, 2013 Category: Physiology Authors: Marie A. Toward, Ana P. Abdala, Sharon J. Knopp, Julian F. R. Paton, John M. Bissonnette Source Type: research