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Epidemiological study of injury and illness in great britain short-track speed skating
Conclusions Injury and illness seasonal prevalence was similar, but severity greater for injuries. Prevention initiatives targeting common and severe injuries/illnesses may be beneficial in reducing the number of athlete days lost to training/competition. (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Palmer-Green, D., Brownlow, M., Hopkins, J., Eley, J., Jaques, R., Hunter, G. Tags: Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & amp; Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 Source Type: research
An epidemiological study of injury and illness in the british skeleton squad - 2009-2013
Conclusions Prevention initiatives focussed on thigh and lumbar spine injuries, and also illnesses around competitive periods in the season may be beneficial in reducing the number of athlete days lost to training/competition. (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Palmer-Green, D., Thomas, H., Danny, H., Chris, P., Kay, R., Rod, J., Glenn, H. Tags: Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & amp; Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 Source Type: research
Awareness and use of the adult pre-exercise screening system (apss) in the australian fitness industry
Conclusions Frequency of use of APSS as a risk management tool by fitness professionals is strongly correlated with their awareness of it, their level of satisfaction of pre-exercising screening being used. (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Perera, N., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Norton, K., Sekendiz, B., Jones, V., Coyle, I., Finch, C. Tags: Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & amp; Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 Source Type: research
The importance of injury and illness surveillance in paralympic athletes
Conclusions Injury and illness rates in Paralympic Games are similar to those in other events in able-bodied sports, but patterns of injuries and illness are different. Athletes, team physicians, International Federations and event organizers can plan different prevention and intervention strategies based on this information. (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: van de Vliet, P. Tags: Abstracts from the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & amp; Illness in Sport, Monaco 2014 Source Type: research
Utility of the CAT in the therapy assessment of COPD exacerbations in China
Conclusions: The CAT is associate with the changes of systemic inflammation following COPD exacerbations. Moreover, the CAT is responsive to the treatments, similar to other measures such as SGRQ, mMRC dyspnea scale and pulmonary function. Therefore, the CAT is a potentially useful instrument to assess the efficacy of treatments following COPD exacerbations. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: You-Hui TuYan ZhangGuang-He Fei Source Type: research
Outcomes Associated with Corticosteroid Dosage in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Conclusions: Two thirds of patients admitted to the ICU with an AECOPD are treated with high doses of corticosteroids that are associated with worse outcomes and more frequent adverse effects. Lower dosage strategies should be encouraged for patients admitted to the ICU and the optimum dose should be determined through clinical trials. PMID: 24617842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kiser TH, Allen RR, Valuck RJ, Moss M, Vandivier RW Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Functional characterization of polymorphisms in the PI3 (elafin) gene and validation of their contribution to risk of ARDS.
This study aims to validate the legitimacy of this association by using a cohort of patients who met the criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and were at risk of developing ARDS (n=840). Luciferase assays and electrophoretic mobility shift assays were conducted to determine the functional relevance of promoter region variants. The effect of the coding SNP rs2664581 on the neutrophil elastase (NE) inhibitory activity and transglutaminase binding properties of pre-elafin was also investigated. The variant allele of rs2664581 (C) was significantly associated with increased ARDS risk mainly among subject...
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tejera P, O'Mahony DS, Owen CA, Wei Y, Wang Z, Gupta K, Su L, Villar J, Wurfel M, Christiani DC Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
miR-326 Is Downstream of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling and Regulates the Expression of Gli2 and Smoothened.
Abstract Shh is expressed and secreted from the embryonic lung epithelium and acts on the adjacent mesenchymal cells via its receptor Patched (Ptch)/Smoothened (Smo) and transcriptional effectors Gli proteins. Genetic studies showed that the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) pathway plays critical roles in mouse lung development. However, little is known about miRNAs downstream of Shh in embryonic lungs. Here we profiled miRNAs in embryonic lung cultures treated with cyclopamine, a specific Smo antagonist or with SAG, a Smo agonist by next-generation of sequencing (NGS). We then carried out functional screening to examine wheth...
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jiang Z, Cushing L, Ai X, Lü J Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
Geriatric Assessment and Prognostic Factors of Mortality in Very Elderly Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia.
CONCLUSIONS: Geriatric assessment parameters and routine clinical variables were associated with mortality. PMID: 24629763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Calle A, Márquez MA, Arellano M, Pérez LM, Pi-Figueras M, Miralles R Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations and Embolic Complications in Patients With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
We describe baseline characteristics of HHT and compare the prevalence of embolic complications in patients with significant PAVM compared to patients without significant PAVM. One hundred and eight consecutive patients were included. Significant PAVM was defined as: contrast echocardiography grade 2 or greater; bilateral PAVM or feeding artery bigger than 3mm; or previous PAVM treatment. Primary composite outcome was defined as: cerebrovascular accident, cerebral abscess or peripheral embolism. 20% of participants had embolic complications, the most frequent one was stroke. Embolic complications were associated with signi...
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Angriman F, Ferreyro BL, Wainstein EJ, Serra MM Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Positive Positron Emission Tomography/computed Tomography Scan and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: An Unusual Diagnosis.
PMID: 24629761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pacheco C, Cruz J, Ferreira L Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Cervical Bronchogenic Cyst in Adults. Case Report and Literature Review.
PMID: 24629760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cilleruelo Ramos A, Ovelar Arribas Y, García Yuste M Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease as a First Manifestation of Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
We present the first case reported in the Spanish literature of interstitial lung disease presenting as MW and we review the literature. PMID: 24629759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Consuegra A, Marcos PJ, Vázquez R, Pombo J, Debén G, Verea-Hernando H Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Influence of Migration on Tuberculosis in a Semi-Urban Area.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence tuberculosis rates are higher among immigrant population, whose the main risk factor is overcrowding. In contrast, Spanish cases are associated with toxic substances consumption and increasing age. PMID: 24629758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Molina-Salas Y, Lomas-Campos MD, Romera-Guirado FJ, Romera-Guirado MJ Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
Antibiotics in Respiratory Tract Infections in Hospital Pediatric Emergency Departments.
CONCLUSIONS: The percentage of respiratory tract infections was similar to previous studies and the antibiotic prescriptions followed current guidelines, except for cases diagnosed with AOM. Prescription compliance and clinical course of the cases should be monitored. PMID: 24629757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Guzmán Molina C, Velasco Rodríguez-Belvís M, Coroleu Bonet A, Vall Combelles O, García-Algar O Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research
[Multicentric study of medical care and practices in spinal muscular atrophy type 1 over two 10-year periods.]
CONCLUSION: These results confirm a change in practices and the development of palliative care in children with a French consensus of practices quite different from the standard care in North-America and closer to the thinking of English medical teams. A prospective study within the 2011 national hospital clinical research program (PHRC 2011) is beginning in order to evaluate practices and the role of families and caregivers. PMID: 24630620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives de Pediatrie)
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - March 11, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Barnérias C, Quijano S, Mayer M, Estournet B, Cuisset JM, Sukno S, Peudenier S, Laroche C, Chabrier S, Sabouraud P, Vuillerot C, Chabrol B, Halbert C, Cancès C, Beze-Beyrie P, Ledivenah A, Viallard ML, Desguerre I Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
Ocular, bulbar, limb, and cardiopulmonary involvement in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
ConclusionsLimiting limb weakness is common in OPMD and can even be the presenting symptom of the disease. In contrast, dysphagia was not the initial symptom in any of our patients, although it was obligatory for diagnosing OPMD before genetic testing became available. Mild respiratory dysfunction, but no cardiac involvement, was detected. (Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - March 10, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: N. Witting, A. Mensah, L. Køber, H. Bundgaard, H. Petri, M. Duno, D. Milea, J. Vissing Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Enhanced glucocorticoid‐induced leucine zipper in dendritic cells induces allergen‐specific regulatory CD4+T‐cells in respiratory allergies
ConclusionThis proof of concept study shows that the re‐establishment of GILZ expression in patients' DCs to normal levels restores their capacity to activate allergen‐specific IL‐10‐Tregs. We thus highlight the up‐regulation of GILZ in DCs as a new interventional approach to restore the immune tolerance to allergens. (Source: Allergy)
Source: Allergy - March 10, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: S. Karaki, G. Garcia, C. Tcherakian, F. Capel, T. Tran, M. Pallardy, M. Humbert, D. Emilie, V. Godot Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The lung microbiome after lung transplantation.
Abstract Lung transplantation survival remains significantly impacted by infections and the development of chronic rejection manifesting as bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Traditional microbiologic data has provided insight into the role of infections in BOS. Now, new non-culture-based techniques have been developed to characterize the entire population of microbes resident on the surfaces of the body, also known as the human microbiome. Early studies have identified that lung transplant patients have a different lung microbiome and have demonstrated the important finding that the transplant lung microbiom...
Source: Respiratory Care - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Becker J, Poroyko V, Bhorade S Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Comparison of the Complications and the Cost of Open and Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy in Renal Tumors Larger than 7 centimeters.
Conclusion: Laparoscopy is used in many clinics with an increasing frequency because of the improved patient comfort, better cosmetic results, less post-operative pain, lower transfusion rates, and early return to the daily activities. Besides these advantages, the negligible difference in the costs compared to the open surgery (mean difference = €180 per case) makes it even more attractive. PMID: 24595928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - March 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Erturhan S, Cil G, Erbagci A, Yagci F Tags: Urol J Source Type: research
The protective effects of breastfeeding on chronic non-communicable diseases in adulthood: A review of evidence.
Abstract Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, etc., are the major causes of mortality in the world, notably in low- and middle-income countries. A growing body of evidence suggests that NCDs have a complex etiology resulting from the interaction of genetic factors, gender, age, ethnicity, and the environmental factors. It is well-documented that chronic diseases in adulthood origins in early life. In recent years, much attention has been focused on primordial and primary prevention of NCD risk factors. There are many biological...
Source: Biomed Res - March 10, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Kelishadi R, Farajian S Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research
Understanding ECG Filtering
A common problem in ECG interpretation is the removal of unwanted artifact and noise. To help with this our cardiac monitors provide a means to filter the ECG recording. Most cardiac monitors will choose the appropriate filter based on the situation. When performing routine monitoring, where only the cardiac rhythm is important, the filters applied are known as monitor mode filters. When performing a 12-Lead, which requires a high fidelity tracing, the filters applied are known as diagnostic mode filters. Beyond this, little emphasis is placed on understanding ECG filtering. This gap in education leads to problems fo...
Source: EMS 12-Lead - March 10, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Christopher Watford Tags: ems-topics 12-Lead ECG Cardiac Monitoring Christopher Watford diagnostic filter EKG EMS 12-Lead filtering Source Type: research
Participation of the dorsal periaqueductal grey matter in the hypoxic ventilatory response in unanaesthetized rats
ConclusionMiddle to caudal portions of the dorsolateral/dorsomedial periaqueductal grey matter neurones modulate the hypoxic ventilatory response, exerting an inhibitory modulation during low O2 situations. In addition, the middle to caudal portions of the dorsolateral/dorsomedial or ventrolateral/lateral periaqueductal grey matter do not appear to exert a tonic role on cardiovascular or thermal parameters during normoxic and hypoxic conditions. (Source: Acta Physiologica)
Source: Acta Physiologica - March 10, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: L. T. Lopes, V. Biancardi, E. B. Vieira, C. Leite‐Panissi, K. C. Bícego, L. H. Gargaglioni Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Pharmacological Strategies in Lung Cancer‐Induced Cachexia: Effects on Muscle Proteolysis, Autophagy, Structure, and Weakness
Cachexia is a relevant comorbid condition of chronic diseases including cancer. Inflammation, oxidative stress, autophagy, ubiquitin–proteasome system, nuclear factor (NF)‐κB, and mitogen‐activated protein kinases (MAPK) are involved in the pathophysiology of cancer cachexia. Currently available treatment is limited and data demonstrating effectiveness in in vivo models are lacking. Our objectives were to explore in respiratory and limb muscles of lung cancer (LC) cachectic mice whether proteasome, NF‐κB, and MAPK inhibitors improve muscle mass and function loss through several molecular mechanisms. Body and musc...
Source: Journal of Cellular Physiology - March 10, 2014 Category: Cytology Authors: Alba Chacon‐Cabrera, Clara Fermoselle, Alejandro J. Urtreger, Mercè Mateu‐Jimenez, Miriam J. Diament, Elisa D. Bal de Kier Joffé, Marco Sandri, Esther Barreiro Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Pneumothorax in patients with severe combined immunodeficiency
ConclusionsPneumothorax associated with PCP can occur in SCID patients, and they may have a poor prognosis. If pneumothorax occurs in infants, both respiratory management and prompt investigation of the underlying conditions are needed, considering the possibility of PCP associated with SCID. (Source: Pediatrics International)
Source: Pediatrics International - March 10, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Akihiro Hoshino, Kohsuke Imai, Yusei Ohshima, Motoko Yasutomi, Masashi Kasai, Masaru Terai, Keiko Ishigaki, Tomohiro Morio, Toshio Miyawaki, Hirokazu Kanegane Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
N‐terminal pro‐brain natriuretic peptide in the assessment of respiratory distress in term neonates
ConclusionTerm neonates with RD have significantly higher NT‐proBNP than healthy neonates. A single measurement of NT‐proBNP level cannot be used as the sole biomarker for distinguishing between cardiac and pulmonary cause of RD in term neonates. (Source: Pediatrics International)
Source: Pediatrics International - March 10, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Gordana Markovic‐Sovtic, Jovan Kosutic, Borisav Jankovic, Dragana Bojanin, Aleksandar Sovtic, Zoran Radojicic, M. Zorica Rakonjac Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Motivating adherence among adolescents with cystic fibrosis: Youth and parent perspectives
Summary As advances in the care of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have resulted in improved survival, therapeutic regimens for treatment of CF have become increasingly complex. This high treatment burden poses challenges to chronic disease self‐management, particularly amongst adolescents. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand the barriers and facilitators of adherence to chronic CF therapies as perceived by adolescents with CF and their parents. In a series of structured interviews with 18 youth and their parents, we explored issues related to daily routines, youth and parental roles regarding chron...
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gregory S. Sawicki, Karen S. Heller, Nathan Demars, Walter M. Robinson Tags: Original Article: Cystic Fibrosis Source Type: research
Respiratory severity score on day of life 30 is predictive of mortality and the length of mechanical ventilation in premature infants with protracted ventilation
ConclusionRSS ≥ 6 on day of life 30 is associated with higher mortality and longer period of mechanical ventilation in premature infants requiring mechanical ventilation through 30 days of life. Pediatr Pulmonol. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Pediatric Pulmonology)
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Manish B. Malkar, William P. Gardner, George T. Mandy, Michael R. Stenger, Leif D. Nelin, Edward G. Shepherd, Stephen E. Welty Tags: Original Article: Neonatal Lung Disease Source Type: research
Relationship between prenatal and postnatal exposures to folate and risks of allergic and respiratory diseases in early childhood
ConclusionsA relatively high maternal serum folate level in mid‐pregnancy was associated with a decreased risk of LRTIs and AD in early childhood. Pediatr Pulmonol. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Pediatric Pulmonology)
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ja Hyeong Kim, Kyoung‐Sook Jeong, Eun‐Hee Ha, Hyesook Park, Mina Ha, Yun‐Chul Hong, Soo‐Young Bhang, Soo‐Jeong Lee, Kyung‐Yeon Lee, Seon‐Ho Lee, Yangho Kim, Min‐Ho Kim, Namsoo Chang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
A rare case of rapidly enlarging tracheal lobular capillary hemangioma presenting as difficult to ventilate acute asthma during pregnancy
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first report of a unique presentation and management of largest tracheal LCH so far occurring during pregnancy. Pulmonary and critical care physicians should be aware of this unique differential of refractory asthma, the aggressive nature of this benign tumour due to hormonal influences during pregnancy, and feasibility of using bi-femoral veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation with low dose heparin as a rescue, given the high risk of bleeding. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shivesh PrakashShailesh BihariUbbo Wiersema Source Type: research
Prevalence of asthma, rhinitis and eczema symptoms in rural and urban school-aged children from Oropeza Province - Bolivia: a cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Overall in accordance with the hygiene hypothesis, children living in urban areas of Bolivia seem to have a higher prevalence of symptoms of asthma and allergies compared to children living in the country side. In order to develop primary prevention strategies, environmental factors need to be identified in future studies. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: María Solis SotoArmando PatiñoDennis NowakKatja Radon Source Type: research
Pulmonary embolism is associated with current morphine treatment in patients with deep vein thrombosis
ConclusionThe incidence of PE in DVT patients in Taiwan is associated with current morphine treatment (< or = 30 d), and is dependent on dosage. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cynthia Wei‐Sheng Lee, Chih‐Hsin Muo, Ji‐An Liang, Fung‐Chang Sung, Chia‐Hung Kao, Jun‐Jun Yeh Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Clinical Efficacy of Peramivir in Adult Patients with Seasonal Influenza during the winter of 2012 in Japan
ConclusionsThe clinical efficacy of peramivir is noninferior to that of oseltamivir, although peramivir tended to be used in patients with serious complications. Intravenous administration of peramivir may be useful for patients with serious complications such as consciousness disturbances. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yusuke Yoshino, Kazunori Seo, Ichiro Koga, Takatoshi Kitazawa, Yasuo Ota Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Allergens, germs and asthma
ConclusionsMost asthma begins in the nose and involves allergy and infection: both viral and bacterial.The combination of atopy and infection suggests new possibilities for therapy. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - March 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Glenis Kathleen Scadding Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Population pharmacokinetics of a single intramuscular administration of tulathromycin in adult desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)
This study represents a preliminary step in evaluating the utility of tulathromycin in chelonian species and demonstrates that population data modeling offers advantages for estimating pharmacokinetic parameters where sparse data sampling occurs and there is substantial variability in the data. (Source: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Source: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - March 10, 2014 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: M. E. Kinney, N. Lamberski, R. Wack, R. Foster, M. Neely, L. Tell, R. Gehring Tags: Scientific Paper Source Type: research
Perioperative complications in patients diagnosed with mucopolysaccharidosis and the impact of enzyme replacement therapy followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at early age
ConclusionPerioperative airway management was most successful using a laryngeal mask airway or video laryngoscope. Treatment with ERT followed by HSCT and patient age did not influence the incidence of perioperative respiratory problems. (Source: Pediatric Anesthesia)
Source: Pediatric Anesthesia - March 10, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Johanna H.A.M. Megens, Michel Wit, Peter M. Hasselt, Jaap Jan Boelens, Desiree B.M. Werff, Jurgen C. Graaff Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
How should social mixing be measured: comparing web-based survey and sensor-based methods
Conclusions: Online contact surveys and wireless sensor devices collected incongruent network data from an identical setting. This finding suggests that these two methods cannot be used interchangeably for informing models of infectious disease dynamics. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - March 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Timo SmieszekVictoria BarclayIndulaxmi SeeniJeanette RaineyHongjiang GaoAmra UzicaninMarcel Salathé Source Type: research
Teaching NeuroImages: Large vagal nerve schwannoma presenting with hemorrhage and respiratory failure
A 30-year-old man was intubated after sudden severe headache, loss of consciousness, and apnea. CT showed acute hemorrhage in the posterior fossa, brainstem compression, and intraventricular extension with early obstructive hydrocephalus (figure 1A). MRI showed a large, heterogeneously enhancing extra-axial tumor extending from the cerebellopontine angle to the foramen magnum (figure 1, B and C). Intraoperatively, the tumor was purely intracranial, arising from the right vagus nerve. He remained apneic postoperatively. Pathology was consistent with schwannoma (figure 2). (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - March 10, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Rizek, P., Lincoln, M. R., Wolf, A., Entwistle, B., Kurdi, M. Tags: Nerve tumor RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION Source Type: research