MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea
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Rates of sudden cardiac arrest are rising after decades of decline, according to the latest findings in a multi-year, comprehensive study of Oregon patients. The Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study also revealed an unexplained difference between the sexes. In women, sudden cardiac arrest was largely their first manifestation of heart disease, while in men, the increase was mostly among those with known heart disease. The study, which completed its 18 th year, has produced several papers. The latest…
PMID: 32089229 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: In previously non-active users of asthma maintenance medication subsequently commenced on maintenance therapy, intermittent use was common during the 2-year follow-up despite the potential need for regular use as evidenced by patient HCU and SABD usage patterns. This highlights the need for regular patient assessment and education on medication adherence to ensure appropriateness of prescribing to maintain asthma control. PMID: 32090642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Coherent trigger domains are readily identified and measured reliably by a Spanish-language ATI version. However, factor structures vary between samples from different Hispanic/Latino cultural and geographic domains. Culturally adapted versions of this instrument are therefore required for Hispanic/Latino population studies. PMID: 32089019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Crimi C, Noto A, Cortegiani A, Campisi R, Heffler E, Gregoretti C, Crimi N Abstract The efficacy and feasibility of high flow nasal therapy (HFNT) use in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and bronchiectasis is unknown. We performed a single-center, single-arm prospective observational study in patients with AECOPD, documented bronchiectasis, pH ≥ 7.35, respiratory rate (RR) ≥ 26 breaths/minute despite receiving maximal medical treatment and oxygen via face mask up to 10 L/m. Patients received HFNT (Airvo 2, Fisher &Paykel) at a gas flow of 5...
Conclusion: Based on our study, we recommend removing the drain as soon as its role is complete, generally on postoperative day 1, because early removal does not increase the incidence of pericardial effusion in patients undergoing simple congenital cardiac surgery. PMID: 32090053 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): M. Akkari, S. Yildiz, R. Marianowski, P.J. Monteyrol, F. Chalumeau, P. Fayoux, N. Leboulanger, P. Franco, V. Couloigner, M. Mondain
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Rohan D. D’Souza, Candice K. Silversides, George A. Tomlinson, Samuel C. Siu
Independent of exacerbation severity, antibiotics tied to increased resolution, less treatment failure
We describe a case of a 43-year-old African American female with MG who was brought in for shortness of breath. History included MG diagnosed twelve years prior to the current presentation and a history of seven intubations. The patient was admitted to the ICU and intubated. She endorsed poor sleep, easy fatigability, and feeling hopeless in the context of psychosocial stressors-being single, homeless, and unemployed. The patient was started on Zoloft 50 mg per oral daily for depression and Atarax 50 mg per oral three times a day for anxiety. The patient responded well to the treatment and was discharged on d...