Experiences of Speaking With Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: A Qualitative Investigation.

Conclusion These qualitative data from chronic NPPV users suggest that both M-NPPV and nasal BPAP may interfere with speaking but that speech is usually better and speaking is usually easier with M-NPPV. These findings can be explained primarily by the nature of the 2 ventilator delivery systems and their interfaces. PMID: 31306604 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

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Induction of memory CD8+ T cells is important for controlling infections such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and for cancer immunotherapy. Accurate assessment of antigen-specific (Ag-specific) CD8+ T cells is critical for vaccine optimization and for defining correlates of protection. However, conditions for determining Ag-specific CD8+ T cell responses ex vivo using intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) may be variable, especially in humans with complex antigens. Here, we used an attenuated whole parasite malaria vaccine model in humans and various experimental infections in mice to show that the duration of antigenic stimulatio...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
The FDA has denied Sarepta Therapeutics ’ application for its second Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment, despite the company producing twice the amount of data behind its controversial first product approval in 2016. Sarepta (Nasdaq: SRPT) had hoped to launch a treatment called golodirsen that would have doubled its reach among youn g boys with the disease. The drug, like Sarepta’s sole commercial treatment, was developed to skip over the faulty gene that prevents young boys with the disease…
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's newest treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare muscle-wasting disorder that mainly affects boys, the company said on Monday.
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CONCLUSIONS: Using EPO after acute SCI in rats yielded benefits in functional recovery. The combination of EPO and IL-6 showed benefits, but with inferior results compared to those of isolated EPO; moreover, isolated use of IL-6 resulted in no benefit.
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Etiology was deducible in 92% of children. Seizures due to structural etiology, secondary to perinatal insult followed by metabolic and infections, are important causes. Imaging aids are important in etiological diagnosis. Etiological evaluation should be considered in children following first episode of afebrile seizures, especially in developing countries like India.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
Sakshi Jain, Himani Bhasin, Marta Romani, Enza maria Valente, Suvasini SharmaJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences 2019 14(2):90-93A 7-year-old girl presented with progressive walking difficulties, spasticity, and cognitive decline with onset at 3 years of age. No seizures, vision, or hearing impairment were reported. The magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed cerebellar atrophy and evidence of iron deposition in the globi pallidi and substantia nigra. The clinico-radiological profile was suggestive of atypical childhood-onset neuroaxonal dystrophy. The patient was found to have compound heterozygous mutations in th...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
By designing a PDA that not only appeals to patients, but also is friendly to physicians, researchers appear to have crossed the threshold of making something that's adoptable, one observer says.Medscape Medical News
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Many people feel anxiety when they go to the dentist. For a child with autism, the sensory elements of the dentist might overwhelm them and make them resist visits. However, through home practice, familiarization appointments, and support, most children with autism or other communication disorders can overcome their anxieties about dental care and enjoy positive appointments for years to come. I’ve been practicing family dentistry for 17 years. I always try to make patients as comfortable as possible during visits. I share this list of tips for a successful and positive dental experience with professionals who treat ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Autism Spectrum Disorder Language Disorders Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Interventions:   Drug: Viltolarsen;   Drug: Placebo Sponsors:   NS Pharma, Inc.;   Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. Not yet recruiting
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This article is a call to action for speech-language pathologists to address the overlooked problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women with communication disorders (CDs). The article aims to heighten awareness of the higher rates of IPV in wome...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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