Effect of dexmedetomidine sedation on swallowing reflex: A pilot study

ConclusionOur data demonstrate that DEX sedation carries a potential risk of aspiration due to swallowing reflex depression during elevation of the larynx; therefore, suctioning of water and saliva should be rigorously performed. However, peripheral muscle contraction of the submental muscle complex, neural organization function, and timing of the swallowing reflex in relation to the respiratory cycle are not affected.
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

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Hello: New to this forum. I am a board certified Pain Medicine MD. I have been seeing patients that are interested in stellate ganglion blocks (cervical sympathetic chain) for PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. Most of these patients found my practice due to the specificity/complexity of this procedure. Apparently, a '60minutes' CBS piece and a Podcast has sparked interest in this procedure for the aforementioned conditions. I have done my due diligence and cannot find literature... PTSD and Stellate Ganglion Blocks
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Many of us begin to groan and moan as our precious weekend comes to an end. It’s not just the interruption of fun with friends and family that triggers the Sunday blues, or what some call the Sunday scaries. It’s also anxiety and dread about the workweek to come. One study found 81% of more than 1,000 respondents said they became progressively more anxious as their restful Sunday came to a close. Psychologists call it “anticipatory anxiety.” Nearly two-thirds reported a restless night’s sleep Sunday night, which they attributed to job-related anxi...
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Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ann Behav Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 October 2019Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): T.S. Souto, F.S.N. Nakao, C.A. Giriko, C.T. dias, A.I.P Cheberle, R.H. lambertucci, C. Mendes-da-SilvaAbstractHigh-fat diets (HFDs) during pregnancy may damage the neural development and emotional behavior of rat offspring. Therefore, we investigated the neurobehavioral development of rat offspring who were fed a control diet (CD) or an HFD with lard (HFD-lard) or canola oil (HFD-canola oil), during pregnancy. Offspring's neurodevelopment (somatic growth, physical maturation, and ontogenesis reflex) was assessed while they were suc...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Bondoc EN, Marinescu D, Marinescu I, Mălin RD, Stanca L, Zăvoi RE Abstract Epidemiological data confirm the rising incidence of depression associated with suicidal ideation and cardiovascular comorbidities of coronary type. In contradiction with the large number of antidepressant drugs, the therapeutic results are not satisfactory, with numerous existing incomplete remissions characterized by maintained cellular dysfunctionalities that amplify the cognitive deterioration and the risk of several somatic comorbidities. The surprising fact is the relatively high number of deaths in this type of patients due...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
This study provides novel evidence of increased H ‐reflex excitability in a mouse model of diet‐induced obesity. Sex differences in the time course of the reduction in rate‐dependent depression of the H Reflex suggest males respond with an early increase in H‐reflex excitability, whereas females show a progressive increase in reflex excitab ility. AbstractObesity is associated with balance and motor control deficits. We have recently shown that Group Ia muscle spindle afferents, the sensory arm of the muscle stretch reflex, are less responsive in mice fed a high ‐fat diet. Here we test the hypothesis that reflex ...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Amanda GriffithsThe Fall 2019 edition of theCato Journal, the Cato Institute ’s interdisciplinary journal of public policy, is now available online. Readers of Alt-M will find the articles on monetary and financial topics of special interest. Their topics range from financial inclusion, to macroprudential policy, to Modern Monetary Theory, to the politicization of the Fede ral Reserve, to European monetary policy. Here are links to the full-text articles–followed by a summary of each."Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion"Drawn from remarks he delivered at the Cato Institute ’s Financial I...
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