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Theories on possible temporal relationships between sleep bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea events. An expert opinion
Conclusions Clinicians should keep in mind that the SB-OSA relationship is complex and that interindividual differences may explain the possible different SB-OSA relationships, with particular regard to the anatomical site of obstruction. (Source: Sleep and Breathing)
Source: Sleep and Breathing - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Breed, gender and age pattern of diagnosis for veterinary care in insured dogs in Japan during fiscal year 2010
Publication date: 1 April 2015 Source:Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Volume 119, Issues 1–2 Author(s): Mai Inoue , A. Hasegawa , Y. Hosoi , K. Sugiura We calculated the annual prevalence of diseases of 18 diagnostic categories in the insured dog population in Japan, using data from 299,555 dogs insured between April 2010 and March 2011. The prevalence was highest for dermatological disorders (22.6% for females and 23.3% for males), followed by otic diseases (16.4% for females and 17.2% for males) and digestive system disorders (15.7% for females and 16.4% for males). The prevalence of cardiovascular, urinary, neoplasi...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - March 22, 2015 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

Field evaluation of the efficacy, compatibility and serologic profiling of a combined vaccine against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and Haemophilus parasuis in nursery pigs
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2015 Source:Preventive Veterinary Medicine Author(s): Andreas Palzer , Matthias Eddicks , Susanne Zoels , Jasmin Stark , Sven Reese , Katrin Strutzberg-Minder , Kerstin Fiebig , Mathias Ritzmann The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and compatibility of a separate or combined vaccination against the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and Haemophilus (H.) parasuis. The study was conducted in a 1200 head nursery farm. A total of 360 piglets at an age of 26 days were randomized into three groups. Group A was vaccinated separately against H. parasuis (P...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - March 22, 2015 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

Pulmonary function before and after the Nuss procedure in adolescents with pectus excavatum: correlation with morphological subtypes
Background: Differences in post-Nuss procedure pulmonary function based on the pectus excavatum subtype have not been investigated in adolescents. We evaluated differences in pulmonary function before and after the Nuss procedure according to preoperative morphology. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of eighteen male patients who had undergone the Nuss procedures. There were nine patients each with symmetric and asymmetric morphology. Patients were younger than 18 years and had no history of respiratory diseases. Pulmonary function was assessed 2 weeks before and 4–6 months after the surgery. Preoperative an...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - March 22, 2015 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jin JeongJoong AhnSang KimYoon ChunKyungdo HanSung SimKeon Jo Source Type: research

Implementing systems thinking for infection prevention: The cessation of repeated scabies outbreaks in a respiratory care ward
Conclusion To improve the effectiveness of outbreaks analysis and infection control, an emphasis on systems thinking is critical, along with a practical approach to ensure its effective implementation. The SOEA model provides the necessary framework and is a viable complementary approach, or alternative, to RCA. (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - March 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Sildenafil therapy in bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension: a retrospective study of efficacy and safety
Conclusion: Sildenafil therapy was associated with a significant improvement in the echocardiographic markers of PAH and a reduction in FiO2. The medication was well tolerated. What is known: • Sildenafil is used to treat severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension, and pharmacologic effects make it a suitable drug. • Improvement in echocardiographic parameters has been shown, though many infants were on additional pulmonary vasodilators. ...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - March 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

The first breaths of life: imaging studies of the human infant during neonatal transition
The neonatal transition during birth is characterized by major physiological changes in respiratory and hemodynamic function, which are predominantly initiated by labor, lung aeration and clamping of the umbilical cord. Lung liquid clearance and lung aeration are not only important for the establishment of functional residual capacity, but these events also trigger the significant decrease in pulmonary vascular resistance and increase in pulmonary blood flow. Clamping the umbilical cord also contributes to these hemodynamic changes by increasing the systemic vascular resistance and sudden loss of a large proportion of veno...
Source: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jeroen J. van Vonderen, Arjan B. te Pas Source Type: research

The hsa-miR-125a/hsa-let-7e/hsa-miR-99b cluster is potentially implicated in Cystic Fibrosis pathogenesis
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder implicating the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR). Even though CF is mainly considered an inherited monogenic disease, numerous findings over the last few years argue for a more complicated multifactorial disease involving modifier genes. The 19q13.2–19q13.4 region is suspected to contain genetic modifiers that correlate to the severity of CF. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marie-Laure Endale Ahanda, Thierry Bienvenu, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Laurent Mazzolini, Aleksander Edelman, Rima Zoorob, Noélie Davezac Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Efficacy of tranexamic acid as pleurodesis agent in malignant pleural effusion
Conclusion Tranexamic acid was found to be an effective, safe, cheap, and available sclerosing agent for pleurodesis in recurrent malignant pleural effusion. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Depression, anxiety, distress and somatization in asthmatic patients
Conclusions Asthmatic patients are at high risk of psychiatric problems, particularly depression, anxiety and somatization. Asthmatic patients need psychotherapy besides their medication of asthma to obtain better asthma out come and management. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Outcome of community-acquired pneumonia with cardiac complications
Conclusions Cardiac complications are common in the admitted patients with pneumonia and they are associated with increased pneumonia severity and increased cardiovascular risk, these complications adds to the risk of mortality, so optimal management of these events may reduce the burden of death associated with this infection. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - March 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Acute Respiratory Failure: An Analysis of Mortality Risk in Patients with Pneumonia Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
This study examined outcomes associated with OSA on patients with pneumonia requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - March 22, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Raymonde E. Jean, Charlisa D. Gibson, Raymond A. Jean, Pius Ochieng Source Type: research

Feasibility of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure in patients with hematologic malignancies: A retrospective single center study
This study investigated the feasibility of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure in adult patients with hematologic malignancies. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - March 22, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hwa Young Lee, Chin Kook Rhee, Jong Wook Lee Source Type: research

Overexpression of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 10 increases pheochromocytoma cell growth and resistance to cell death
Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that overexpression of HSD10 accelerates pheochromocytoma cell growth, enhances cell respiration, and increases cellular resistance to cell death induction. This suggests that blockade of HSD10 may halt and/or prevent cancer growth, thus providing a promising novel target for cancer patients as a screening or therapeutic option. (Source: BMC Cancer)
Source: BMC Cancer - March 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Emily CarlsonRebecca MarquezFang DuYongfu WangLiang XuShirley Yan Source Type: research

Reduction in Pseudomonas aeruginosa sputum density during a cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbation does not predict clinical response
Conclusions: Enhanced killing of P. aeruginosa during PEx does not predict improved clinical outcomes. Studies accounting for the polymicrobial nature of CF respiratory disease and the heterogeneity of P. aeruginosa causing chronic infection may enable the identification of a more appropriate pathogen(s) based biomarker of PEx outcomes. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - March 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: John LamRanjani SomayajiMichael SuretteHarvey RabinMichael Parkins Source Type: research

Characterizing the epidemiology, virology, and clinical features of influenza in China’s first severe acute respiratory infection sentinel surveillance system, February 2011 – October 2013
Background: After the 2009 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic, China established its first severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) sentinel surveillance system. Methods: We analyzed data from SARI cases in 10 hospitals in 10 provinces in China from February 2011 to October 2013. Results: Among 5,644 SARI cases, 330 (6%) were influenza-positive. Among these, 62% were influenza A and 38% were influenza B. Compared with influenza-negative cases, influenza-positive SARI cases had a higher median age (20.0 years vs.11.0, p = 0.003) and were more likely to have at least one underlying chronic medical condition (age adjusted...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - March 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zhibin PengLuzhao FengGreene CarolynKaili WangGuozhong ZhuYequn ZhangJumei HuYiwei HuangHuiqiong PanNongjian GuoChunyan XingYanhui ChuZhaolong CaoDeshan YuLinling LiuZeling ChenFang ZengWen XuXin XiongXiuwei ChengHua GuoWu ChenLing LiHui JiangJiandong Zhe Source Type: research

Understanding Mortality and Epidemiological Transition in Goa
This article attempts to study the major features of Goa’s mortality transition over the last three decades. By using the deaths data from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in the Annual Reports of Registrar of Births and Deaths in Goa, an attempt is made here to understand the major causes of mortality influencing Goa’s epidemiological transition. Age structure of mortality, changes in cause composition of age-specific mortality, male-female mortality differences and disease death patterns are also studied. It emerges from the article that Goa has witnessed a phase of gradual reduction of infe...
Source: Journal of Health Management - March 22, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: Borkar, S. M. Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Anaesthetic and sedative agents used for electrical cardioversion.
CONCLUSIONS: Few studies reported statistically significant results for our relevant outcomes, and most study authors concluded that both, or all, agents compared in individual studies were adequate for cardioversion procedures. It is our opinion that at present, there is no evidence to suggest that current anaesthetic practice for cardioversion should change. PMID: 25803543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - March 22, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lewis SR, Nicholson A, Reed SS, Kenth JJ, Alderson P, Smith AF Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Mitosis Trumps T Stage and Proposed International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Classification for Prognostic Value in Resected Stage 1 Lung Adenocarcinoma
Conclusion: In this study of resected stage 1 primary lung adenocarcinoma, we found mitotic index to be the only independent prognostic marker. It was more closely associated with outcome than either pathologic T stage or IASLC/ATS/ERS architecture-based classification. Further validation of concordance and reproducibility in reporting mitotic index, as well as validation of prognostic significance, needs to be undertaken in independent data sets. (Source: Journal of Thoracic Oncology)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Oncology - March 21, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Prognostic Impact and Clinicopathological Correlations of the Cribriform Pattern in Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma
Conclusions: Our data support the introduction of cpADC as a novel category into future morphology based on pulmonary ADC classifications. Further international studies are required to validate the reported clinicopathological associations of the cribriform pattern. (Source: Journal of Thoracic Oncology)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Oncology - March 21, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Estimation of the success rate of anesthetic management for thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis treated without muscle relaxants: a retrospective observational cohort study
Abstract Although maintaining anesthesia for myasthenia gravis (MG) with minimal muscle relaxants (MR) is common, the success rate of anesthetic management for MG without MR is not clear. We therefore retrospectively examined the success rate of anesthetic management for MG without MR among 66 consecutive cases of thymectomy for MG performed at our hospital between January 2004 and April 2010, before approval of using sugammadex. A total of 60 patients (90.9 %) were treated without MR (N group). Among the 60 cases, 17 (28.3 %) patients were not extubated in the operating room due to postoperative respiratory dep...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - March 21, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Fatal cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in Shanghai, China in 2013.
Authors: Shen Y, Lu H, Qi T, Gu Y, Xiang M, Lu S, Qu H, Zhang W, He J, Cao H, Ye J, Fang X, Wu X, Zhang Z Abstract We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 17 fatal H7N9 cases in Shanghai in 2013, analyzed clinical variables and described their clinical and epidemiologic characteristics. The median age was 73 years, and 82.4% had underlying medical conditions. The most frequent symptoms were fever (100%), followed by productive cough (47.1%) and dry cough (35.5%). Thirteen (76.5%) patients had dyspnea or respiratory distress, five (29.4%) had shock, and four (23.5%) had acute kidney injury. Seventeen (100...
Source: BioScience Trends - March 21, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research

An update on Middle East respiratory syndrome: 2 years later
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, Ahead of Print. (Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine)
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - March 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research

Underlying Mechanisms for Coexisting Central and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Nocturnal PaCO2 and Poor Sleep Quality Are Key Issues
We report a case exhibiting an overnight shift from obstructive to central events. The central sleep apnea component was related to sleep instability, hyperventilation and low nocturnal PaCO2. Both types of respiratory events were successfully treated with adaptive servoventilation.Respiration (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - March 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Heart rate recovery after the 6‐min walk test is related to 6‐min walk distance and percutaneous oxygen saturation recovery in patients with COPD
Heart rate recovery (HRR) after maximal load exercise affects mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the associations of clinical characteristics with HRR after the 6‐min walk test (6MWT), which is defined as a submaximal load test, remain unclear. We showed that HRR in patients with COPD after 6MWT was related to 6‐min walk distance and percutaneous oxygen saturation recovery. HRR after the 6MWT may be useful to assess exercise capacity in COPD. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ryota Shiroishi, Chika Kitagawa, Naomi Miyamoto, Nao Kakuno, Harumi Koyanagi, Naoto Rikitomi, Hideaki Senjyu Tags: Scientific Letter Source Type: research

Transcriptional mechanisms for differential expression of outer membrane cytochrome genes omcA and mtrC in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
Conclusions: Taken together, the present results indicate that transcription of the mtr genes is regulated by multiple promoters and regulatory systems, including the CRP/cAMP-dependent regulatory system and yet-unidentified negative regulators. (Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations)
Source: Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations - March 21, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Takuya KasaiAtsushi KouzumaHideaki NojiriKazuya Watanabe Source Type: research

Different clinical, virological, serological and tissue tropism outcomes of two new and one old Belgian type 1 subtype 1 porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) isolates
In this study, the pathogenic behavior of PRRSV 13V091 and 13V117, isolated in 2013 from two different Belgian farms with enzootic respiratory problems shortly after weaning in the nursery, were compared with the Belgian strain 07V063 isolated in 2007. Full-length genome sequencing was performed to identify their origin. Twelve weeks-old pigs were inoculated intranasally (IN) with 13V091, 13V117 or 07V063 (9 pigs/group). At 10 days post inoculation (dpi), 4 animals from each group were euthanized and tissues were collected for pathology, virological and serological analysis. 13V091 infection resulted in the highest respir...
Source: Veterinary Research - March 21, 2015 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research

Formulation, preclinical and clinical evaluation of a new submicronic arginine respiratory fluid for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2015 Source:Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal Author(s): Virendra Pratap Singh Rathor , Pradeep Chugh , Rashid Ali , Anuj Bhatnagar , Syed Ehtaishamul Haque , Aseem Bhatnagar , Gaurav Mittal Inhalational drugs often suffer from low pulmonary deposition due to their micronized size. Aim of present study was development and evaluation of a novel submicronic L-arginine respiratory fluid formulation for treatment of cardiopulmonary complications associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Objectives were (a) to develop and characterize submicronic L-arginine respirato...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - March 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Sudden cardiac arrest in a child with nemaline myopathy
Conclusions: Congenital typical nemaline myopathy is not necessarily a static or very slowly progressive disorder and acute cardiac deterioration can lead to early death. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - March 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lucia MarsegliaGabriella D¿AngeloSara MantiVincenzo SalpietroTeresa ArrigoVittorio CavallariEloisa Gitto Source Type: research

Steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome in children: triggers of relapse and evolving hypotheses on pathogenesis
Nephrotic syndrome remains the most common manifestation of glomerular disease in childhood. Minimal change nephropathy is the most common cause of the syndrome in children. Despite its initial high response rate to corticosteroids and its favorable prognosis, relapses are common leading to increased morbidity and cost of treatment.This review seeks to appraise the common triggers of relapse and to highlight the evolving hypotheses about the pathogenesis of the syndrome. Literature search was conducted through PubMed, Google web search and Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews using relevant search terms.Acute respirator...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - March 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Samuel Uwaezuoke Source Type: research

Duration of daily TV/screen watching with cardiovascular, respiratory, mental and psychiatric health: Scottish Health Survey, 2012-2013
The link of duration of TV and/or screen watching and chronic health conditions by subtypes is unclear. Therefore, the relationship between TV and/or screen watching hours and cardiovascular, respiratory, mental and psychiatric health and well-being (happiness) was assessed in an independent population-based survey to identify correlations of various hours with health conditions. (Source: International Journal of Cardiology)
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ivy Shiue Source Type: research

Low Interleukin (IL)-18 levels in sputum supernatants of patients with severe refractory asthma
Severe refractory asthma (SRA) is characterized by persistent asthma symptoms, amplified airway inflammation despite treatment with high dose inhaled steroids and increased airway bacterial colonization. Interleukin (IL)-18 is a pleiotropic pro-inflammatory cytokine that modulates airway inflammation. Furthermore, as a product of the inflammasome, IL-18 is involved in host defence against viral and bacterial stimuli by modulating the immune response. (Source: Respiratory Medicine CME)
Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - March 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nikoletta Rovina, Efrossini Dima, Petros Bakakos, Eleni Tseliou, Konstantina Kontogianni, Spyros Papiris, Antonia Koutsoukou, Nikolaos G. Koulouris, Stelios Loukides Source Type: research

Aureisphaera galaxeae gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine member of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from the hard coral Galaxea fascicularis.
Abstract A novel Gram-stain negative, spherical, non-motile, strictly aerobic, heterotrophic, yellow pigmented bacterium, designated strain 04OKA003-7(T) was isolated from the hard coral Galaxea fascicularis L. collected at Akajima, Okinawa, Japan. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed the novel isolate is affiliated with the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes and that it showed highest sequence similarity (92.9 %) to Vitellibacter aestuarii JC2436(T) and Aureitalea marina S1-66(T). The strain could be differentiated phenotypically from recognized members of the famil...
Source: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek - March 21, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yoon J, Yasumoto-Hirose M, Kasai H Tags: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek Source Type: research

Sudden cardiac arrest in a child with nemaline myopathy
Conclusions Congenital typical nemaline myopathy is not necessarily a static or very slowly progressive disorder and acute cardiac deterioration can lead to early death. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - March 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Self-sampling for community respiratory illness: a new tool for national virological surveillance.
PMID: 25788252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elliot AJ, Bermingham A, Charlett A, Lackenby A, Ellis J, Sadler C, Sebastianpillai P, Powers C, Foord D, Povey E, Evans B, Durnall H, Fleming DM, Brown D, Smith GE, Zambon M Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Comparison of bronchiolitis of human metapneumovirus and human respiratory syncytial virus.
Abstract PMID: 25790057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Virologica)
Source: Acta Virologica - March 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wang Y, Ji W, Hao C, Yan YD, Shao X, Xu J Tags: Acta Virol Source Type: research

Expiration-Phase Template-Based Motion Correction of Free-Breathing Abdominal Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI
This paper studies a novel method to compensate for respiratory and peristaltic motions in abdominal dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. The method consists of two steps: 1) expiration-phase “template” construction and retrospective gating of the data to the template; and 2) nonrigid registration of the gated volumes. Landmarks annotated by three experts were used to directly assess the registration performance. A tri-exponential function fit to time intensity curves from regions of interest was used to indirectly assess the performance. One of the parameters of the tri-exponential fit was u...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - March 20, 2015 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Wavelet Augmented Cough Analysis for Rapid Childhood Pneumonia Diagnosis
Pneumonia is the cause of death for over a million children each year around the world, largely in resource poor regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and remote Asia. One of the biggest challenges faced by pneumonia endemic countries is the absence of a field deployable diagnostic tool that is rapid, low-cost and accurate. In this paper, we address this issue and propose a method to screen pneumonia based on the mathematical analysis of cough sounds. In particular, we propose a novel cough feature inspired by wavelet-based crackle detection work in lung sound analysis. These features are then combined with other mathematical...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - March 20, 2015 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Assess Sleep Stage by Modern Signal Processing Techniques
In this paper, two modern adaptive signal processing techniques, empirical intrinsic geometry and synchrosqueezing transform, are applied to quantify different dynamical features of the respiratory and electroencephalographic signals. We show that the proposed features are theoretically rigorously supported, as well as capture the sleep information hidden inside the signals. The features are used as input to multiclass support vector machines with the radial basis function to automatically classify sleep stages. The effectiveness of the classification based on the proposed features is shown to be comparable to human expert...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - March 20, 2015 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research

Risk Indicators for Air Leaks in Preterm Infants Exposed to Restrictive Use of Endotracheal Intubation
Objectives: To identify perinatal risk indicators for air leaks in preterm infants treated with a policy of restrictive use of endotracheal intubation based on sustained inflations followed by noninvasive ventilation in the delivery room. Methods: Perinatal variables and variables of respiratory support in the delivery room were analyzed retrospectively in a cohort of 297 inborn preterm infants with a gestational age (Source: Neonatology)
Source: Neonatology - March 20, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Ventilation in day‐care centres and sick leave among nursery children
This study suggests a relationship between sick leave among nursery children and ventilation in DCCs, as measured with the decay method. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Indoor Air)
Source: Indoor Air - March 20, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Barbara Kolarik, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Tobias Ibfelt, Eva Hoy Engelund, Eva Møller, Elvira Vaclavik Bräuner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Source: Respiration - March 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Artifacts, Noise and Interference: Much Ado about Ultrasound
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Source: Respiration - March 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Pulmonary Oedema: An Unusual Aetiology
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Source: Respiration - March 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Response to Disodium Etidronate Treatment in Three Siblings with Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis
We report 3 siblings (an 11-year-old boy and 4-year-old twin girls) with PAM diagnosed by chest X-ray, thoracic high-resolution computed tomography, technetium-99m bone scan and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid findings. After the administration of DE (200 mg/day) for a 1-year period, 2 siblings showed radiological improvement, while 1 sibling did not. No drug side effects were observed within the treatment period.Respiration (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - March 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

MUC5AC and MUC5B enhance the characterization of mucinous adenocarcinomas of the lung and predict poor prognosis
ConclusionMUC5AC and MUC5B were specific makers for non‐TRU adenocarcinoma including both of central type adenocarcinoma and mucinous adenocarcinoma. We suggest that non‐TRU type adenocarcinoma presents poorer prognosis so that it should be regarded separately from TRU type adenocarcinoma.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Histopathology)
Source: Histopathology - March 20, 2015 Category: Pathology Authors: Young Keum Kim, Dong Hoon Shin, Kyung Bin Kim, Nari Shin, Won Young Park, Jung Hee Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Jee Yeon Kim, Chang Hun Lee, Mee Young Sol, Mi Hyun Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research