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Conditions associated with subsistence & free-ranging flocks Arthritis Mycotoxicosis Avian pox Pasteurellosis Candidiasis Pendulous crop Cannibalism Pododermatitis Coccidiosis Predator loss Coli-septicemia Salmonellosis Ectoparasites Spirochetosis Emphysema (trauma) Thermal injury Endoparasite Toxicity Histomoniasis Traumatic ventriculitis Lymphoid leucosis Tuberculosis Marek’s disease Visceral gout Mycoplasmosis 11. Conditions associated with waterfowl Aspergillosis Coccidiosis Avian influenza Ectoparasites Botulism Endoparasite Chlamydiosis Lead poisoning Colibacillosis Mytotoxicosis Duck viral enteritis Nutritional deficiencies Duck virus hepatitis & Pasteurellosis food-borne infections Salmonellosis Erysipelas 185 12. All rights are reserved, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, re-use of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilms or in other ways, and storage in data banks. Duplication of this publication or parts thereof is only permitted under the provisions of the Italian Copyright Law in its current version, and permission for use must always be obtained from Springer. Product liability: The publisher cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information about dosage and application contained in this book. In every individual case the user must check such information by consulting the relevant literature. This annual course is focused on organ systems and diseases rather than on modalities. During the course, the topics are discussed in group seminars and in plenary sessions with lectures by world-renowned experts and teachers. While the semi- nars present state-of-the-art summaries, the lectures are oriented towards future developments. This syllabus represents a condensed version of the contents presented under the 20 topics dealing with imaging and interventional therapies in the muscu- loskeletal radiology. The topics encompass all the relevant imaging modalities in- cluding conventional x-rays, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography, as well as image-guided interventional tech- niques. The volume is designed to be an “aide-mémoire” for the course participants so that they can fully concentrate on the lectures and participate in the discussions without the need of taking notes. The discussion includes terior aspect of the coracoid process and the humerus is the following topics: decreased, producing compression of the rotator cuff, 1. Three histological stages of impingement Rotator Cuff Pathology and Impingement syndrome have been described. In stage I, edema and he- Lesions morrhage of the subacromial soft tissues are present. Tear of the teres coracoacromial ligament, subacromial spurring, or de- minor is very rare. Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears may generative arthritis of the acromioclavicular joint. They extend in the longitudinal direction undersurface of the acromion with a hooked configura- of the tendon fibers, and there may be different degrees tion and os acromiale, have been described associated of retraction of the various layers. Full-thickness mary, associated with abnormalities in the coracoacromi- tears allow communication between the articular space of al arch; and secondary to rotator cuff dysfunction. The the glenohumeral joint and the subacromial-subdeltoid secondary form of rotator cuff impingement may be fur- bursa, unless the tear is covered by granulation or scar tis- ther subdivided into two types: internal and external. On rare occasions, tears may involve the rotator cuff internal type refers to the articular surface side of the ro- interval, with capsular disruption. Tears of the rotator cuff tator cuff and it is often termed posterosuperior impinge- interval may be associated with lesions of the structures ment syndrome. The external variety occurs as a result of present within this anatomical space, namely, the long external compression of the anterior aspect of the cuff in head of the biceps tendon, the coracoacromial ligament, the bursal side and includes the coracoid impingement the superior glenohumeral ligament and also the superior syndrome. This sit- uation produces impingement of the supraspinatus ten- Restraints to anterior translation of the humeral head are don at the level of its insertion in the greater tuberosity provided by the capsule and the glenohumeral ligaments 4 J. The classic Bankart lesion is the combination of ante- rior labral tear and capsuloperiosteal stripping. Compressive neuropathies bone and soft-tissue damage and persistent instability d. Inflammatory and other miscellaneous lesions may lead to multidirectional instability, resulting in episodes of posterior dislocation. The torn and the coracoacromial ligament during abduction and labrum is rotated medially, and a small cleft or separa- rotation of the arm. Attritional tendinosis is associated tion can be seen between the glenoid margin and the with a narrow bicipital groove and hence it affects the ex- labrum. In the first type, the insertional sions involve the superior part of the labrum with vary- fibers of the subscapularis tendon are intact. Shoulder 5 Compressive Neuropathies rial mixed with hyperintense cartilage may mimic pig- mented villonodular synovitis, especially if bone erosions The suprascapular nerve and its branches can become are present. Other differential diagnostic considerations compressed or entrapped by stretching due to repetitive include entities that can produce multiple intra-articular scapular motion, or they can be damaged by scapular bodies, such as osteocartilaginous loose bodies related to fractures, overhead activities, soft-tissue masses or direct osteoarthritis or osteochondral trauma, and “rice bodies”, trauma. T2-weighted images can show hyperintensity of such as those seen in rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculo- the involved muscle. An heterogeneous pattern is also The quadrilateral space syndrome is caused by com- frequently observed, due to the presence of areas of low pression of the axillary nerve at the quadrilateral space. The The teres minor and deltoid muscles and the posterolat- paramagnetic effect of hemosiderin is enhanced on gra- eral cutaneous region of the shoulder and upper arm are dient-echo pulse sequences. The differential lesions can result in damage or compression of the axil- diagnosis of hypointense intra-articular material includes lary nerve. Entrapment of this nerve can also be produced urate crystals of gout, synovial osteochondromatosis, and by extreme abduction of the arm during sleep, hypertro- amyloid deposition. Patients acromial-subdeltoid bursitis, rotator cuff tendinosis and may have shoulder pain and paresthesia. In advanced cas- tears secondary to the effect of the inflamed synovium on es, atrophy of the deltoid and teres minor muscles can oc- the undersurface of the tendons, and “rice bodies”. Similar is followed by weakness of at least one of the muscles findings can be seen in tuberculous arthritis and even about the shoulder. The acuity of the lesion and a post-traumatic etiolo- The lateral articulating surface of the humerus is formed gy are implied by the presence of marrow edema and by the capitellum, a smooth, rounded prominence that joint effusion. Close inspection of the location of the le- arises from its anterior and inferior surfaces. This tance in order to distinguish a true osteochondral lesion morphology of the capitellum (smooth surface), in con- from the pseudodefect of the capitellum. Correlation with junction with the knowledge that the adjacent lateral epi- presenting clinical history is also helpful in determining condyle (rough surface) is a posteriorly oriented osseous the etiology of imaging findings. At the waist of the to occur in immature athletes between 11 and 15 years of eight, or junction between anterior and posterior aspects age, rarely in adults [4]. Osteochondritis dissecans of the of the ulna, the articular surface is traversed by a carti- elbow involves primarily the capitellum, but reports have lage-free bony ridge. This trochlear ridge is 2 to 3 mm described this process in the radius and trochlea [5]. It should not be mistaken for a central os- the role of imaging is to provide information regarding the teophyte. The waist of the figure of eight is formed by the integrity of the overlying articular cartilage, the viability tapered central surfaces of the coronoid and olecranon of the separated fragment, and the presence of associated processes both medially and laterally, forming small cor- intra-articular bodies. The of a valgus force is usually described as one of the most presence of joint fluid or granulation tissue at this inter- common mechanisms of injury [3]. Ligament Pathology Valgus Instability The principle function of the ulnar collateral ligament com- plex is to maintain medial joint stability to valgus stress.

It also can gers set the virus in motion cheap evista 60mg online breast cancer socks, causing it to travel infect the urethra and cause burning order evista 60 mg with amex menstrual questions. Medical Herpes symptoms in some women resemble experts report that approximately four of five peo- yeast infection buy generic evista 60mg on line menstrual nosebleeds. Small sores in the urethra can ple do not know they have it; therefore 60 mg evista overnight delivery women's health clinic lake haven, it is impor- cause painful urination. Aching or itching during tant to be well informed about the ways in which the menstrual period is another symptom. Men who contract herpes may initially believe that they have acne, irritation Symptoms caused by sexual activity, or jock itch. The primary episode of genital herpes varies greatly, and as a result, many of those infected are Testing unaware of the infection. Those who do have pro- Lab testing is important because herpes can resem- nounced symptoms usually have lesions within ble an ingrown hair, a pimple, or a rash. Flulike symptoms, has multiple typical-appearing lesions, a presump- including fever and swollen glands, are not tive diagnosis of herpes is often made by a physi- unusual. Physicians Other early symptoms are sensations of itching or diagnose genital herpes by visual examination, test burning; pain in the legs, genital area, or buttocks; of a sample from the sore, and blood tests that can vaginal discharge; and abdominal region pressure. Anyone who thinks he or she may have been (lesions), but these also can occur inside the vagina exposed or who has genital symptoms of herpes and on the cervix in women or in the urinary pas- should see a physician for testing and assessment. Blood tests can be per- giving a sexual history, including number of part- formed when people have no symptoms, too. This is information that antigen test—less often used—can also detect virus helps the doctor make a correct diagnosis, not an in a lesion. Most available is the viral culture, considered A doctor performs an examination, including a the gold standard of herpes detection. In men, this means ture is also viewed as the most accurate method; closely examining the penis, scrotum, and rectum a new sore is swabbed or scraped, and the sample in an effort to spot blisters and lesions indicative of is placed in a lab culture medium that contains herpes. The lab technician who examines the case of a woman, the doctor performs a pelvic the cells one to two days later sees changes that exam with speculum to inspect the cervix and indicate growth of the herpesvirus when there is vagina. A newer diagnostic technique is faster but a bit Viral culture rarely gives a false-positive result, less accurate. Swabs of a lesion are examined to but it is not unusual to miss herpes even when it is detect viral protein components, but this kind of present. If lesions are present but lack sufficient test should be done when sores first appear to active virus, a false negative finding may result. This suggests to the health care provider that no And because it is true that tests often do not detect herpes exists even when the individual does have the virus in an active sore, a negative test result is herpes. Recurrent episodes have a high rate of pro- not a certain indication that the individual does ducing false-negative results. The individual who has herpes, they only partially protect the person never had symptoms but wants to be tested must against another infection with a different strain or have a type-specific blood test. This approach is a type of herpesvirus, and reactivation of the latent good idea for an individual whose partner has her- virus is not usually prevented, either. A patient can simply ask the doctor whether guish whether the prior infection was type 1 or this is being used. This can be used 12 days after expo- woman who gets herpes for the first time while sure and gives accurate results. Also, she may run the risk of when those infected do not know that the virus premature delivery and considerable problems for is active. Half of babies infected with herpes die or individual can get herpes without even recogniz- suffer neurological damage; a baby who is born ing the first episode because of the possibility of with herpes can experience encephalitis (brain “silent” transmission. When genital herpes is in the active stage, there Acyclovir can improve the outcome of babies may or may not be visible lesions. Several labora- with neonatal herpes if they are treated immedi- tory tests may be required to differentiate herpes ately. Complications During the last trimester, refraining from inter- A herpes-infected woman who sheds herpesvirus course is wise. Thus, since having a first time during her second trimester will undoubtedly episode during pregnancy presents a much greater have an abdominal delivery (cesarean section) risk of transmission to the newborn and a greater whether or not she has signs of active herpes, risk of intrauterine infection of the fetus, it is because a mother having her first outbreak of her- important that pregnant women prevent contrac- pes simplex virus near or at the time of the baby’s tion of herpes. In cases of recurrence of this disease, the time of delivery usually requires a cesarean section. However, in women with genital herpes, infection A physician who detects herpes lesions in or of an infant is rare. Though very rare, herpes infec- near the birth canal during labor performs a tions in newborns are life-threatening. Herpes can cesarean section to ward off danger of infection to be transmitted to infants during delivery if the baby the baby. When labor is beginning, it is important to has active herpes signs or symptoms in or near the ask the doctor to check carefully for signs of geni- birth canal at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is acceptable for nal birth can be expected if the woman begins women with herpes who have no prodromal signs labor with no symptoms of herpes. Even with a nancy, a longtime herpes sufferer transmits protec- cesarean section, the infant is not 100 percent safe tive antibodies to her fetus. An easy often experience herpes simplex virus episodes target is the soft skin of the genitals, vagina, anus, that are very severe and long-lasting. Herpes can even reactivate without producing visible sores, although the virus may still be shed- Prodrome ding around the original infection site, in genital The signal of a new recurrence of herpes is called a secretions, or from lesions that are barely notice- prodrome, which feels like itching or tingling in able. Although this shedding may last only a day the genital area, a backache, leg pains, or another and may not cause any discomfort, the infected type of sensation. Both types are transmit- A prodrome is often a precursor of skin lesions ted through direct contact: kissing and sexual con- soon to appear—although that is not always what tact (oral, vaginal, anal, or skin-to-skin contact). What it does mean invariably is that her- is extremely important for sexually active individ- pes is in its active phase. Symptoms of recurrent uals to understand that genital herpes can be trans- episodes tend to be milder than those of the first mitted even if the infected partner has no sores or episode and last about a week. It should be emphasized that people with oral herpes can transmit the infection to the Prevention genital area of a partner during oral–genital sex. A Before and during an outbreak, herpes is conta- third route of transmission is through a herpes- gious. It is most contagious when the virus is repli- infected individual who transmits the disease with cating externally before an outbreak and during an no concern for his or her victims. The not attribute their symptoms to genital herpes at patient who takes the drug before lesions appear the time of transmission. During an active herpes makes more significant gains, and, in some cases, episode, people with genital herpes should take early preventive medication forestalls formation of steps to speed healing and to prevent spread of the lesions altogether. The patient protection, but no one should count on these to takes a small dose of antiviral medication daily for provide 100 percent protection because viral long periods. Typically, those on suppressive ther- shedding, and thus exposure, can occur when a apy dramatically reduce their symptom recurrence, herpes lesion (sometimes invisible to the naked and in about one-fourth, there are no recurrences eye) is not totally covered by the condom. Often, the physician treating the herpes suf- partner has genital herpes, abstain from sex when ferer stops suppressive therapy once a year to symptoms are present and use latex condoms assess the need for the medication. Recent research suggests yet another advantage An individual with herpes sores on the lips can of suppressive therapy—a 95 percent reduction in spread herpes to the lips of another person through days per year of viral shedding and risk of trans- kisses. For that reason, many cases of genital transmission can be completely prevented by use herpes are caused by herpes type 1. A patient who takes Treatment either drug can reduce the duration and severity of For herpes, there is no quick fix, nor is there a symptoms during a first episode and speed healing cure. Medications called antiviral drugs can, how- during recurrences and prodrome (when there are ever, attack the virus and give those afflicted with warning signs and symptoms). They work espe- this disease some relief, helping to reduce the cially well when initiated within 24 hours of onset duration and severity of symptoms. Research shows that daily five times a day for a first episode and usually 400 use of antiviral therapy dramatically lessens the mg is taken three times a day for treatment of rate of asymptomatic viral shedding, as well as recurrences.

The trachea is properly examined and the bronchoscope advanced to the carina which divides the trachea into right and left main bronchi generic 60 mg evista mastercard menopause formula. The tip of the bronchoscope is directed towards the bronchus under examination Fig order evista 60mg without a prescription womens health 2012. Posterior commissure order evista 60 mg with amex women's health clinic darwin, arytenoids and posterior and shorter than the left main bronchus cheap 60 mg evista free shipping pregnancy risk categories. Right main bronchus and openings of upper, chi are identified and a detailed examination middleand lower lobe bronchi. Left main bronchus and openings of upper and with the help of the telescope which are lower lobe bronchi. Examination of the left main bronchus is similarly done and its subdivisional bronchi viewed (Fig. Complications of Bronchoscopy The pathological lesions are examined and if necessary biopsy taken and suction done. Laryngeal oedema: Instrumentation of the Aspirations may be sent for bacteriological larynx may induce oedematous swelling, and cytological examination. Internal Circum- Length diameter ference (mm) (mm) (cm) Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy 1. The musculature of the upper one-third is striated and that of the lower two-third is smooth. It is lined by squamous epithelium and the portion below the level of the diaphragm is lined by gastric type of mucosa (without oxyntic or peptic cells). At birth the greatest diameter of the empty oesophagus is 5 mm, at one year of life it is 9 mm, at five years of life it is 15 mm, and it is 20 mm in adult. The parasympathetic nerve supply is medi- They are the sites of anatomical narrowing ated by the vagus through the extrinsic and where difficulties may be experienced in the intrinsic nerve plexuses. The intrinsic plexus passage of instruments and where foreign has no Meissner’s network which is present bodies may be arrested. They are also the elsewhere throughout the alimentary canal, sites of predilection for benign strictures and and Auerbach’s plexus is present in the lower for carcinoma of the oesophagus. Sympathetic supply is by 384 Textbook of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases nerves surrounding the vessels which supply A radiolucent foreign body in the oeso- the oesophagus. Spillage of gation required for an oesophageal barium into the lungs suggests a tracheo- disease. During screening, the passage of a mouth- The mucosal irregularity and diverticulum ful of barium from mouth to the stomach is are demonstrated. The type and amplitude of peristaltic Manometric pressure studies of the oeso- waves and competence of the oesophago- phagus have been done and found useful in gastric sphincter. Perforation may tracheo-oesophageal fistula is the more also result on oesophagoscopy during remo- common abnormality encountered. An infant val of foreign bodies, dilatation of strictures or presents with excessive salivation, cyanosis on taking a biopsy specimen. The diagnosis is of the oesophagoscope, particularly at the level confirmed by passing a lubricated rubber of the anatomical constrictions can also lead catheter which gets held up in the blind to instrumental trauma to the oesophagus. The atresia is shown on Clinical Features of Oesophageal Perforations X-ray if 1-2 ml of iodised oil is passed through the catheter. The patient complains of severe pain in the neck, chest or epigastrium depending upon Management the site of perforation. The general condition The patient is prepared for surgery and of the patient deteriorates. Surgical emphy- through transpleural route, the two oesopha- sema may be noticeable in the neck. A fall in geal segments are defined, fistula closed and blood pressure and increase in pulse rate may anastomosis between the two segments is occur. When the diagnosis is made, nothing should External trauma of the neck may result from be given orally. Worsening of the patient’s general healing occurs by dense scar tissue which condition. These are explained on the basis of spasm and Corrosive poisoning may be accidental or peristalsis. It results in severe burns with Clinical Features consequent local oedema and disturbances of There is a history of swallowing of a corrosive acid-base balance. There occurs intense pain and difficulty It is, however, the late changes that are of in swallowing. The degree and extent within 2 to 3 weeks followed by apparent of these changes are proportionate to the improvement. However, within a few weeks amount and concentration of the corrosive the patient presents with dysphagia and fluid swallowed. Barium meal X-ray reveals the absence of vomiting or regurgitation of the character of the stricture, its severity, location, ingested material is of considerable extent and whether it is single or multiple. Pathology of Stricture Formation Treatment of Corrosive Burns of Oesophagus Initially cellular death takes place. This area Immediate attention is given to the general is surrounded by an intense zone of condition like maintenance of fluid and inflammation. Necrotic tissue sloughs out electrolyte balance and preservation of ade- during the first week, leaving behind an ulce- quate airway. Alkalis cause liquefication necrosis Prevention of Stricture Formation and therefore a deeper level of tissue injury and are thus associated more with perfo- As soon as the patient’s general condition rations of the oesophagus. This helps to mini- Gastroesophageal Reflux mise the fibrosis and thus prevents stricture This is yet another condition where there is formation. Besides corrosive burns of the oesophagus, However, once established the resultant reflux other important causes of the oesophageal causes progressive oesophageal fibrosis strictures include trauma by foreign body or resulting in the shortening of the oesophagus. It is a disease of unknown aetiology affecting men more frequently than women, usually Complications Associated with between the age group of 30 and 60 years. Increased chances of instrumental perfo- Auerbach’s nerve plexus particularly in the ration because of less elasticity. Pulmonary complications because of peristalsis occurs in the oesophagus and the frequent regurgitation and aspiration of lower oesophageal sphincter fails to relax in food material. Clinical Features Treatment of Oesophageal Stricture There is long-standing history of epigastric Bougies of increasing size are passed down discomfort which progresses to dysphagia, the lumen to dilate it. The procedure needs more for liquids than solids as the solid food frequent repetition. If bouginage fails, external can pass down the sphincter because of its operation is required wherein the stenosed weight. Swallowed foods and liquids In this operation, the obstruction at the lower associated with mucous usually foul smelling, end is relieved by cutting through the are regurgitated. Through the left-sided thoracotomy, the lower part of Diagnosis oesophagus is exposed. An anterior longitu- Barium X-ray shows a spindle-shaped narrow- dinal incision is made in the muscular wall of ing of the cardiac end through which little or the oesophagus at the cardio-oesophageal no barium passes down. However, the nar- junction down to the mucosa but not through rowing is smooth and regular unlike in the mucous membrane. The mucosa is object which is retained in the pharynx or hyperaemic and at places ulcerated. Complications Foreign Bodies in Pharynx These include nutritional deficiencies and Small fish or meat bones are the commonly pulmonary complications because of frequent encountered foreign bodies in the pharynx. The chances of developing oeso- These may get lodged in the tonsils, valecullae, phageal malignancy are around 20 per cent. Treatment Diagnosis Conservative management includes adminis- The history is suggestive.

In this case evista 60 mg lowest price women's health vancouver bc, all pulmonary veins drain into a common pulmonary confuence behind the left atrium order evista 60 mg with visa women's health of central ma, which then drains into a left vertical or ascending vein returning blood to the innominate vein which con- nects to the superior vena cava discount 60mg evista visa menopause night sweats treatment, thus draining pulmonary venous blood to the right atrium evista 60mg low price breast cancer uk. In this type, all pulmonary veins drain into the common pulmonary vein which then drains into the right atrium either directly or, more commonly, through the coronary sinus. The four pulmonary veins connect to a common pulmonary vein that travels down through a long venous vessel and connects to the intra-abdominal veins (such as the portal or hepatic vein). All pulmonary veins drain into a vertical vein which carries all pulmonary venous return to the innominate vein and finally into the superior vena cava. An example would be the right pulmonary veins draining directly into the right atrium and the left pulmonary veins into a vertical vein and then into the superior vena cava. A few findings are common to all these types and are worth mentioning: – All types have some atrial communication (patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect) which is essential for survival since such a communication constitutes the only source of blood flow into the left atrium. Surgical repair in these cases is easier as it only requires connecting this common collecting vein to the back of the left atrium. Obstruction may occur in any type but is most common in the infradiaphragmatic type (obstruction occurring at the level of the diaphragm) and is less common with the cardiac type. Felten Pathophysiology As mentioned above, the presence of some atrial level communication is essential to provide right-to-left shunting. Since all pulmonary and systemic veins ultimately drain into the right atrium, there is complete mixing of saturated and desaturated blood, which typically results in the same oxygen saturation in all cardiac chambers and thus arterial desaturation causing clinical cyanosis. The degree of cyanosis depends on the amount of pulmonary blood flow, which in turn depends on pulmo- nary vascular resistance and the presence of pulmonary venous obstruction. In severe cases of pulmo- nary venous obstruction pulmonary hypertension will result. On the other hand, if there is no or minimal obstruction to pulmonary venous drainage, pulmonary blood flow may be excessive and the patient can be well saturated (saturations >90%). The pul- monary venous obstruction causes significant pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary edema. As a result, infants are usually acutely ill within the first few hours after birth with severe cyanosis, tachypnea and respiratory distress. Untreated, these infants will deteriorate quickly and die within a short period of time. Findings on physical exami- nation include severe cyanosis, tachypnea and tachycardia. On cardiac auscultation, the first and second heart sound is louder than normal and a soft systolic murmur may be heard in the pulmonary area, although a murmur is often absent. These patients present with symptoms similar to a very large atrial septal defect shunt. More commonly, these patients are diagnosed as newborns due to the detection of a murmur or mild cyanosis. On physical examina- tion, these infants are thin, tachypneic and might be slightly cyanotic. The increased flow across the tricuspid valve results in a tricuspid stenosis-like murmur producing a diastolic rumble murmur at the left lower sternal border. In addi- tion, a systolic ejection murmur at the left upper sternal border can be heard due to increased flow across the pulmonary valve. It can determine the type of pulmonary venous drainage and presence or absence of obstruction to pul- monary venous return. If performed, it would reveal similar oxygen saturation measurements in all cardiac chambers. All other congenital heart diseases can be stabilized with prostaglandin infusions and/or balloon atrial septostomy (Rashkind procedure). Children with no obstruction to total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage are stable and actually tend to present at 1–2 months of age. Interventions that could help while awaiting surgery in sick patients include intuba- tion and mechanical ventilation while using 100% oxygen as well as correction of metabolic acidosis. The use of prostaglandins is controversial as it might help increase cardiac output by allowing right-to-left shunting across the ductus arteriosus but at the expense of further decrease in pulmonary blood flow. The repair involves creation of an anastomosis between the common pul- monary vein and the wall of the left atrium. Long-term potential complications include pulmonary venous obstruction at the site of anastomosis and arrhythmias. He also had history of recurrent upper respiratory infections and the mother reports that he breathes rapidly during feedings. He 19 Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return 233 was born by normal vaginal delivery at term and was discharged from the hospital at 2 days of life. A 2/6 systolic ejection mur- mur was heard over the left upper sternal border and a 2/6 diastolic rumble murmur was heard over the left lower sternal border. Findings of auscultation reflect increased flow across the pulmonary valve producing a systolic ejection murmur and increased flow across the tricuspid valve resulting in diastolic rumble, which would be unlikely in cardiomyopathy. Moreover, left to right shunt lesions and cardiomyopathy should not present with this degree of cyanosis unless the patient were in severe heart failure due to signifi- cant pulmonary edema. Since this patient presents outside of the newborn period, it is likely to be a case where the anomalous pulmonary venous return is not obstructed, there- fore likely to be of the supracardiac, cardiac, or mixed types. Surgical repair is scheduled soon after the diagnosis is made to avoid the development of pulmonary and cardiac changes secondary to long stand- ing cyanosis and volume overload. She was born at term by normal vaginal delivery with no complications during pregnancy. The patient was intubated and placed on 100% oxygen and started on inotropic support. Early presentation secondary to a con- genital heart disease is unique to very few lesions, these are: • d-transposition of the great arteries: in this lesion the right ventricle pumps de- oxygenated blood to the aorta resulting in severe cyanosis, lower extremity oxygen saturation is slightly higher as shunting across the ductus arteriosus delivers some oxygenated blood to the descending aorta. On the other hand, patients with the rare variety of hypoplastic left heart syndrome associated with intact atrial septum are immediately and gravely ill at birth due to inability of pulmonary venous blood to drain out of the left atrium due to combination of mitral atresia and intact atrial septum, thus preventing delivery of oxygenated pulmonary venous blood. Pre- and post- ductal saturations in this case are the same since oxygenated and deoxygenated blood mixes in the right atrium resulting in identical oxygen saturations in all cardiac chambers. The patient can be kept on 100% oxygen, started on pressors and possibly on prostaglandins to try to increase the cardiac output, although prosta- glandins can further decrease the pulmonary blood flow and can be less helpful in this lesion. Meanwhile, emergent surgical repair is planned to reconnect the anoma- lous pulmonary venous drainage to the left atrium, which will bypass the obstructed region within the anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Hoffman Key Facts • Patients with truncus arteriosus have a significant probability of having DiGeorge syndrome. In this lesion, there is only one (truncus) artery receiving blood ejected from both ventricles. The pulmonary arteries emerge form the truncus as a main pulmonary artery which bifurcates into a right and left pulmonary arteries, or the 2 pulmonary arteries emerge separately from the truncus. Incidence Truncus arteriosus is rare, with a prevalence of 1–2% of all congenital heart defects. Pathology In truncus arteriosus, the heart has a single outlet through a single semilunar (truncal) valve and into a common arterial trunk. The defining feature of this common arterial trunk is that the ascending portion gives rise to all circulations: systemic, pulmonary, and coronary. The common arterial trunk usually overrides the crest of the ventricular septum, such that it has biventricular origin. Both ventricles are well-developed and in communication by a large ventricular septal defect, which is always present and roofed by the common arterial trunk (Fig. A single valve and great vessel overrides a ventricular septal defect, thus emerging from both ventricles. The pulmonary arteries arise from the ascending portion of the common arterial trunk in two main ways: – From a single orifice, with a main pulmonary artery segment of variable length, which then branches and gives rise to left and right pulmonary artery. The classifications based on the anatomic position of the pulmonary arteries are as follows: Type 1: There is a main pulmonary artery arising from the ascending portion of the truncus. Type 2: Both pulmonary arteries arise side by side in the posterior aspect of the truncus.

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In the United States, because of advanced water and sanitation systems, cholera is not a major threat; however, everyone, especially travelers, should be aware of how the disease is transmitted and what can be done to prevent it. Vibrio cholerae Cholera, which is derived from a Greek term meaning “flow of bile,” is caused by Vibrio cholerae and is the most feared epidemic diarrheal disease because of its severity. The organism is a comma-shaped, gram-negative aerobic bacillus whose size varies from 1-3 mm in length by 0. Its antigenic structure consists of a flagellar H antigen and a somatic O antigen. The differentiation of the latter allows for separation into pathogenic and nonpathogenic strains. Organisms in both biotypes are subdivided into serotypes according to the structure of the O antigen, as follows:  Serotype Inaba - O antigens A and C  Serotype Ogawa - O antigens A and B  Serotype Hikojima - O antigens A, B, and C How does a person get cholera? A person may get cholera by drinking water or eating food contaminated with the cholera bacterium. In an epidemic, the source of the contamination is usually the feces of an infected person. The disease can spread rapidly in areas with inadequate treatment of sewage and drinking water. The cholera bacterium may also live in the environment in brackish rivers and coastal waters. Shellfish eaten raw have been a source of cholera, and a few persons in the United States have contracted cholera after eating raw or undercooked shellfish from the Gulf of Mexico. The disease is not likely to spread directly from one person to another; therefore, casual contact with an infected person is not a risk for becoming ill. These bacteria are typically ingested by drinking water contaminated by improper sanitation or by eating improperly cooked fish, especially shellfish. Treatment is typically an aggressive rehydration regimen usually delivered intravenously, which continues until the diarrhea ceases. The resulting diarrhea allows the bacterium to spread to other people under unsanitary conditions. In the United States, cholera was prevalent in the 1800s but has been virtually elimin-ated by modern sewage and water treatment systems. However, as a result of improved transportation, more persons from the United States travel to parts of Latin America, Africa, or Asia where epidemic cholera is occurring. In addition, travelers may bring contaminated seafood back to the United States; foodborne outbreaks have been caused by contaminated seafood brought into this country by travelers. In the United States, because of advanced water and sanitation systems, cholera is not a major threat. However, everyone, especially travelers, should be aware of how the disease is transmitted and what can be done to prevent it. Other safe beverages include tea and coffee made with boiled water and carbonated, bottled beverages with no ice. Depending on the condition of the person, oral or intravenous fluid will be given. Note: Tetracycline is usually not prescribed for children until after all the permanent teeth have come in, because it can permanently discolor teeth that are still forming. Calling your health care provider Call your health care provider if profuse watery diarrhea develops. Call your health care provider if signs of dehydration occur, including rapid pulse (heart rate), dry skin, dry mouth, thirst, "glassy" eyes, lethargy, sunken eyes, no tears, reduced or no urine, and unusual sleepiness or tiredness. Between these two extremes are the A and B blood types, with type A being more resistant than type B. This explains the high incidence of cystic fibrosis among populations which were formerly exposed to cholera. Effective food hygiene measures include cooking food thoroughly and eating it while still hot; preventing cooked foods from being contaminated by contact with raw foods, including water and ice, contaminated surfaces or flies; and avoiding raw fruits or vegetables unless they are first peeled. Washing hands after defecation, and particularly before contact with food or drinking water, is equally important. Routine treatment of a community with antibiotics, or "mass chemoprophylaxis", has no effect on the spread of cholera, nor does restricting travel and trade between countries or between different regions of a country. Setting up a cordon sanitaire at frontiers uses personnel and resources that should be devoted to effective control measures, and hampers collaboration between institutions and countries that should unite their efforts to combat cholera. Limited stocks of two oral cholera vaccines that provide high-level protection for several months against cholera caused by V. Both are suitable for use by travelers but they have not yet been used on a large scale for public health purposes. Use of this vaccine to prevent or control cholera outbreaks is not recommended because it may give a false sense of security to vaccinated subjects and to health authorities, who may then neglect more effective measures. At the present time, the manufacture and sale of the only licensed cholera vaccine in the United States (Wyeth-Ayerst) has been discontinued.

Some studies indicate that acupuncture-induced changes in the opioid receptor expression could also vary depending on the acupuncture conditions generic evista 60 mg women's health center richmond va. In contrast generic evista 60mg mastercard women's health june 2012, a slow and steady downregulation was found in the midbrain and striatum generic 60mg evista visa women's health new zealand magazine. Taken together evista 60 mg mastercard pregnancy ticker, it seems that a mild and prolonged stimulation of acupuncture could increase the opioid receptor expression, while a strong and “over-long” stimulation may eventually lead to a decrease in the opioid receptor expression. At present, it is not well understood as to how acupuncture produces the thera- peutic effects on neurological disorders. The outcome information may potentially improve the clinical practice of acupuncture and provide novel insights into new solutions to some neurological disorders. Acupuncture and Electro therapeutics Research 8: 257 266 Herz A, Millan M (1989) Participation of opioids and opioid receptors in antinociception at various levels of the nervous system. China 3 Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai 201203, P. Acupuncture also regulates the expression and function of the corresponding receptors. However, the effects of acupuncture on the central neurotransmitters/modulators are dependent on the status of the organism and conditions of acupuncture (e. Although these data were largely obtained from the studies on acupuncture analgesia, it is reasonable to presume that acupuncture is capable of modulating the brain functions through the regulation of central neurotransmitters/modu-lators, because all the acupuncture-influenced neurotransmitters/modulators participate directly or indirectly in neural regulation in almost all aspects. Keywords neurotransmitters, modulators, monoamines, acetylcholine, amino acids 5 Effect of Acupuncture on Neurotransmitters/Modulators 5. Because of the unique nerve distribution and afferent pathway (see Chapter 2), specific acupoints, when stimulated by acupuncture or other approaches, may activate/inhibit certain neurotransmitters and modulators in various pathways. This chapter will summarize the progress in this field, except for the endogenous opioid peptides, which has been presented in Chapter 4. Owing to numerous earlier studies, we will make succinct description of the cited studies and present plumpish information in this short chapter. In the central nervous system, serotonin is believed to play an important role in the regulation of body temperature, mood, sleep, vomiting, sexuality, and appetite. However, their results were somewhat different from those of Takagi and Yonehara (1998), and this difference could be attributed to the different experimental conditions between their studies. The precursor tyrosine is transformed into dopamine by tyrosine hydroxylase, and the dopamine is subsequently transformed into noradrenalin by dopamine-ȕ- carboxylase. Noradrenalin is an important neurotransmitter of the post-ganglion sympathetic nerves and many central neurons, such as those in the locus ceruleus and hypothalamus. The released noradrenalin exhibits its effect by interacting with the adrenergic receptors. For example, through biochemical determination, Jin et al (1979) showed that acupuncture could decrease the content of noradrenalin in the rat brain. Some investigators suggest that acupuncture may change the rate of noradrenalin utilization and synthesis (Han et al. In an obese rat model, acupuncture also reduced the level of noradrenalin in the lateral hypothalamic area when inducing weight reduction. However, acupuncture may induce diverse effects in different brain areas in terms of the content of noradrenalin. Using histochemistry, Wei et al (1983a, 1983b) observed stronger noradrenalin staining in the posterior nucleus of the hypothalamus, lateral hypothalamic area, and intermediolateral nucleus of the spinal cord, after acupuncture treatment, while no significant change was found in the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus and dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve. Zhu et al (1984) showed that after the injection of glutamic acid sodium in the newborn rats to destroy arcuate nuclei, a major source of E-endorphin, acupuncture analgesia was significantly attenuated and the content of noradrenalin was higher in the brain of the experimental group than that in the control group. Destruction of the arcuate 125 Acupuncture Therapy of Neurological Diseases: A Neurobiological View nuclei along with the removal of pituitary gland, which greatly reduced the level of E-endorphin in the brain, further attenuated acupuncture analgesia and increased the content of noradrenalin in the brain. They observed that phentolamine could strengthen acupuncture analgesia, while noradrenalin could antagonize it. Till date, however, the noradrenalin receptor mechanism underlying acupuncture effects is not yet well understood. Currently, there is no convincing evidence to demonstrate the effect of acupuncture on the expression of noradrenergic receptors, though some reports suggest that acupuncture could alter the expression of noradrenergic receptors in the lung tissues of guinea pigs with asthma (Chen et al. Dopaminergic neurons uptake tyrosine and convert it to 3, 4 hydroxy-phenylalanine by the action of tyrosine hydroxylase, and subsequently to dopamine by the action of dopa decarboxylase. After the release, dopamine binds to the dopaminergic receptors for the functional activity and is cleaned-up by the reuptake and enzymatic destruction. The effect of acupuncture on the dopaminergic system may vary with the brain regions and acupuncture conditions. Hence, different patterns of dopamine release and content after acupuncture could be observed, which should be clarified in future studies. These results suggest that the effect of acupuncture on the dopaminergic activity may be achieved through the regulation of other neurotransmitter systems. These results suggest that D2 receptor may be involved in pain modulation and its activation may enhance acupuncture analgesia. They observed that 6-hydroxy- dopamine lesion in the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental areas could induce an upregulation of the striatal D2-binding sites. In general, the effects of acupuncture on the dopamine system appear to be complicated in the literature, and more investigations are needed to draw a clear picture. It is synthesized with choline and acetyl coenzyme A by choline acetyl transferase. Several early studies have shown that acupuncture could alter the activity of these cholinergic enzymes. They concluded that acupuncture could regulate the enzymology of the motor neuron of the anterior horn of the injured spinal cord, and attenuate or delay the neuronal deterioration and promote their recovery. All these observations demonstrate that acupuncture could enhance the cholinergic activity in the central nervous system. However, current information is not yet sufficient to conclude the effect of acupuncture on the expression of cholinergic receptors. Many studies suggest that acupuncture may decrease the activity of excitatory amino acids (e. However, most of other studies showed that after acupuncture, the contents of excitatory amino acids decreased. Therefore, it is very likely that acupuncture could decrease the content of excitatory amino acids in the brain. The level of glycine was also observed to increase in the lumbosacral areas of the spinal cord, but showed no appreciable change in the cortex and hippocampus. A study on acupoints suggests that stimulation of acupoints could induce the release of substance P through primary afferent reflex and change the content of substance P in the skin along the channel of Foot-Yangming (Cao and Wang, 1989; Cao et al. This might be owing to a functional interaction between substance P and endogenous opioid peptides (Cao and Wang, 1989). However, more experiments are needed to verify this phenomenon and indentify its significance. The content of somatostatin increased in the raphe magnus nucleus, caudatus putamen nucleus, and amygdaloid nucleus, while it decreased in the periaqueductal gray matter. However, the content of somatostatin did not change significantly in the following nuclei: suprachiasmatic nucleus, supraoptic nucleus, paraventracular nucleus, arcuatus nucleus, ventro medialis nucleus, dorso medialis nucleus, dorsal raphe nucleus, and locus ceruleus. However, the interpretation of the data has been difficult owing to the lack of strict control. Furthermore, glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor is also presumed to be involved in producing acupuncture effect. These effects alter the release and degradation of the neurotransmitters/modulators involved, thus leading to a major change in their contents in the central nervous system. On the other hand, acupuncture is found to attenuate the activities of noradrenalin and excitatory amino acids including glutamate and aspartic acid. In addition, acupuncture is also observed to regulate the expression and function of the corresponding receptors.

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