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Those who have satisfactorily completed the Chemical-Biological course which leads to the A. Graduates of approved colleges or scientifc schools who can furnish evidence: (a) That they have a good reading knowledge of French and German; (b) That they have such knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology as is imparted by the regular minor courses given in these subjects in this University. Those who give evidence by examination that they possess the general education implied by a degree in arts or in science from an approved college or scientifc school, and the knowledge of French, German, physics, chemistry and biology already indicated. By approved colleges and scientifc schools are meant those whose standard for graduation shall be considered by this University as essentially equivalent to its standard for graduation in the undergraduate department. It is to be understood that at least one year’s study in the Chemical and Biological Sciences in their intermediate relation to medicine shall be required from students after their entrance to the Medical School. Biopanic, advanced maternal age and fertility outcomes 3 Larisa Corda, Amita Khanapure and Mahantesh Karoshi British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A textbook of preconceptional medicine and management. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or 8. Preconceptional counseling for women with chronic kidney disease 99 otherwise) without the prior written permission of the publisher Kate Bramham and Liz Lightstone Typeset by: K. Optimization of hypertension and embryo safe antihypertensives 157 Imran Hamzawala and Charlotte Chaliha Vijaya Karanam, Anshuman Ghosh and Nick Anim-Nyame 25. Pregnancy and fertility counseling in breast cancer survivors 369 Section 2: Infectious conditions Christobel Saunders, Angela Ives and Toni Musiello 14. Prior pelvic infammatory disease, endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy 251 Kinneret Tenenbaum-Gavish and Moshe Hod Joyanto Choudhury and Saikat Banerjee 33. Preconceptional counseling of women with previous third and fourth degree 267 Roger Gadsby perineal tears Maria Memtsa and Wai Yoong Index 469 Section 4: Phobias 21. All four editors are well example, the two chapters related to medica- known in different aspects of this important tion issues, the one on ‘Routine vitamin, min- discipline of medicine, and they have care- eral and micronutrient supplementation’ on fully selected the authors of the Textbook so the one side and that on ‘Drugs to be avoided’ that a wide spectrum of subjects is covered on the other, both illustrate from opposite which ranges from folate prohylaxis in, and points of view how critical certain gestational especially before, pregnancy, to prevent neural age windows are for the undisturbed devel- tube defects in the child, by one of the Editors opment of a child in utero, a lesson that was Louis G. Keith, to preconceptional optimiza- brought home in a dramatic way by the tha- tion in solid organ recipients, by Sandra Jones lidomide catastrophe at the beginning of the and Sue Carr. Most often conceptional care as ‘covering interventions that aim to identify and modify biochemical, pregnancy care starts only after 10–14 men- behavioral and social risks to women’s health strual weeks when the most sensitive and or pregnancy outcome through prevention vulnerable period for the embryo has already and management. Diminished embryo implanta- social changes occurring in the late 20th and tion combined with the steep rise in the rate of early 21st centuries, a new epidemic is extend- miscarriage account for the substantial decline ing across the Western world and leading to in fertility noted after the age of 453–6. In mod- increase in conception rates has occurred in ern society, the pressure of achieving fnancial, women aged 40 and over, and this trend has career and relationship fulfllments, whilst persisted with no sign of decline. However, ensuring a spontaneous conception, which has this change is juxtaposed against the biological least impact on the conceptus, optimum preg- irony of a signifcant reduction in fertility after nancy outcome and a capacity to withstand the age of 35, which clearly cannot change8. Geneva bourgeoisie, husbands born in 1600–49 age increased by 36% between 1991 and 2001, Canada, marriages 1700–30 and the rate among women 40–44 years of 9 Normandy marriages, 1760–90 age rose by a remarkable 70%. The risk of 500 The age of menarche has decreased over having a Down’s syndrome baby rises with generations, and life span has increased, maternal age, essentially doubling from 1 in 400 but the age of the menopause has remained 725 at maternal age 32 to 1 in 365 at maternal unchanged. At the same time as they are pursuing ing specifc factors that can negatively affect 0 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 their career, they desire to achieve successful the desired outcome of a pregnancy: declining fertility, miscarriage, chromosomal abnormali- Age of wife ties, hypertensive complications, stillbirth and maternal mortality. The possibility of a However, age 41 is generally considered to be 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 more than 400 pregnancies per 1000 exposed spontaneous pregnancy occurring is less than the point when fertility stops and subfertility women per year, and then begins to decrease Year 2% around the age of 42 and almost 0% after starts. In actuality, fertility reaches its approximately 10 years after the substantial rate is only 100 pregnancies per 1000 exposed 2,14 Figure 2 Trends in average age of patients nadir after the age of 40. The depleted oocytes undergo women between the ages of 35 and 44 wish- for older women, with trends being apparent but only 400–500 eventually undergo ovula- atresia through apoptosis or necrosis18,19. From puberty onward, the loss of fol- Because the ovarian pool of follicles declines outcome with advancing age, as the number the Confdential Enquiries into Maternal and licles is continuous throughout the woman’s exponentially with advancing age, from the age of gametes available is much lower (Table 2). Medical disorders associated with advanced maternal age Table 4 Risk of Down’s syndrome and chromo- malformation for women aged under 25 is Hypertension Obstetric issues somal abnormalities at live birth, according to around 3. Risk of any sion is doubled by the time a woman reaches can lead to obstetric complications such as Maternal age at Risk of Down’s chromosomal 35, compared to its incidence in the preceding placental abruption, fetal malpresentation and delivery (years) syndrome abnormality 26 dysfunctional labor35. This fact, along with the observed Women aged more than 40 years have a 20 1/1667 1/526 aneuploidy reduction in arterial compliance seen with 25 1/1200 1/476 aging, accounts for the increased incidence poor chance of a successful pregnancy, irre- spective of their reproductive history. The risk of fetal loss according to maternalage at conception followed a J-shaped achondroplasia and Marfan’s syndrome, that whether specifc abnormalities are present. More than one-ffth of all preg- It is not just defects resulting from chromo- for aneuploidy is to help those seeking assisted cate chronic hypertension which then results nancies in 35-year-old women resulted in fetal somal anomalies which are more prevalent in conception treatments for infertility to achieve in complications, such as fetal growth restric- loss, and at 42 years of age more than half of the offspring of the older age group, but also a successful pregnancy and to reduce their risk tion and placental abruption29. Whilst it helps to identify chro- such as cardiac defects, club foot, spina bifda, mosomally abnormal embryos, aneuploidy pre-eclampsia in women aged over 35 was loss. Increas- <30 30–34 35–39 >40 The increased incidence of obstetric compli- confounding factors are involved, including ing maternal age shows an association with Maternal age (years) 38,39 cations is intimately associated with the inci- chromosomal alterations, reduced fertility, intrauterine growth restriction. Primary reasons include fetal Stillbirth rate a steady increase with increasing maternal age distress, malpresentation secondary to pel- at conception from 1. To avoid the effects 0 0 41 weeks46, and antepartum hemorrhage from of radiation and cytotoxicity on embryo/fetus, Under 15 15–24 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65–74 75+ either placental abruption or placenta previa34. These conditions who are older requires an understanding of also result in recognized complications of 20 20 the risks involved that result from the com- pregnancy, such as pregnancy induced hyper- 3 plex interplay between age, existing medical 15 2 55 17 15 tension, abnormal fetal growth, placental 8 8 history and antenatal as well as perinatal com- 34 130 abruption and an increased rate of cesarean 10 16 36 10 plications. Moreover, the inevitability of reduced the age of 2, there appear to be no overt dif- to realize that the persisting trend in older age 30 stamina and energy which often accompanies ferences in parenting behavior compared to motherhood is unlikely to be reversed and, 20 older age may have a negative impact on the couples that conceived naturally54. For some, the drive to have children is and outside their control, have found them- Some women will inevitably fall outside of so strong that they willingly risk their liveli- selves facing the prospect of childbearing in this range, for a number of personal and social hoods and even ultimately their own lives for older age. Fertility, family planning, and careers in felds that were conventionally potential beneft in contrast to being a disad- arise from this, as well as to inform women and women’s health: new data from the 1995 occupied by men. Part of this duty includes trying to mount Stat 23 1997;(19):1–114 childbearing in order to reach a point of pro- older parent typically experiences less pres- national and international efforts to facilitate 2. The variability of fessional and fnancial security, or whether the sure in the professional environment, being childbearing with the option of career breaks, female reproductive ageing. Hum Reprod Update pursuit of a better career leads to an unwanted able to spend more time parenting, something an ability to return to full- or part-time work 2002;8:141–54 but inevitable postponement of childbirth. Hum Reprod 1992;7:1342–6 Despite this growing trend, it will probably least, older parents often are better equipped to feel anxious or forced into childbearing 4. The age-related decline in female both parents and children from the perimeno- a child and deal with the hurdles that child- not have to make a choice (however informed fecundity: a quantitative controlled study of pausal pregnancies becomes available to assess rearing presents. For those women who desire to 1996;65:783–90 When children face bereavement and orphan- also mean that older mothers are more conf- have children at an earlier age, they should not 5. Increased maternal age and the Fam Psychol 2004;18:443–52 after age 50: application of oocyte donation Obstet Gynecol 1995;85:65–70 risk of fetal death. It low income may have diffculties with • Patient education regarding pregnancy in all antenatal pregnant women is important to clarify the following points in child care and transportation, or may be risks, management options and reproduc- history on the record: reluctant to seek pre-pregnancy counsel- • Complete blood count with red cell indi- tive alternatives ing. It is for nancy on these conditions and the effect this reason that it was proposed that it be Interventions of such disorders on pregnancy included in a variety of otherwise routine Risk identifcation encounters (see above).

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Of these 37 cheap extra super cialis 100 mg on-line, only four are The relevance of this to the phylontogenetic discus- prevalent (Erwin et al 1997) purchase 100 mg extra super cialis mastercard. These four will be dis- sion is that discount 100 mg extra super cialis fast delivery, just as our phylogenetic relations are cussed below to demonstrate how natural selection reflected in the various layering and overlayering of may have prioritized certain features and have driven the brain, so our biomechanical architecture reflects our biomechanical design. These basic animal body this process with deeper structures being of older plans are half a billion years old. The commonality of phylogenetic origin – particularly at the spine (Kent anatomic features in these body plans cannot be & Carr 2001). This anatomic progression is similarly ascribed to chance alone, and, moreover, those fea- echoed physiologically in the motor control literature tures are components of a deeply integrated shared (Haynes 2003, Richardson et al 1999). Sponges are widely acknowledged, through mor- Multicellular life – radial/multiplanar/ phological and molecular evidence, to be the most direction non-specific primitive of animal phyla and have been traced as far back as the Neoproterozoic (570 mya). Plant life It was at this stage of evolution that multicelled As described above, clustered cells, such as algae, organisms started to develop cells with specialized emerged around 1 billion years ago, though they did functions (Erwin et al 1997), rather than simply repro- not proliferate until around 565 million years ago, in ducing piece-meal. Three fun- one of the simplest cells in the plant kingdom and damental embryological categories exist, as outlined contain within their cell walls an architectural arrange- in Table 9. The cytoskeleton is a Sponges were the first animals to exhibit specializa- set of small filaments that is found in the cytoplasm tion of cells, though at this stage they were still only of eukaryotic cells (cells containing a nucleus). Although some authorities purpose of the cytoskeleton is to maintain the cell’s suggest that sponges do not have motility, they have structural integrity. The cytoskeleton acts as both a high cellular motility (primal dimension movement) skeleton and a muscle. There are three filaments that (Lorenz et al 1996), their larvae are motile and they make up the cytoskeleton: actin filaments, microtu- commonly have flagella to draw in nutrients from the bules and intermediate filaments. The sliding, phagocytose foodstuffs (Leys & Eerkes-Medrano assembly, and disassembly of actin and microtubules 2006), such as bacteria, demonstrates that radial con- cause cell movement. The microtubules and the actin traction is still a key movement pattern in sponges. The transpor- As cellular differentiation became better defined, so tation method of endocytosis (drawing nutrition into the first of the major body plans arose, the diploblastic the cell from the outside) requires the cytoskeleton. The diploblastic body plan uti- The cytoskeleton helps the cell acquire particles. In modern times: A the diploblastic body plan is found in anemones and jellyfish; B the triploblastic acelomate body plan is found in flatworms; C the triploblastic, with hemocele plan is found in roundworms; and D the triploblastic with celom basic architecture is found in fish, amphibians, lizards and mammals all the way through to man 322 Naturopathic Physical Medicine anemones and jelly fish – each of which exhibits this ‘The importance of movement approaches to naturo- same radial contraction pattern as their primal dimen- pathic patients’ above). The majority of body plans from the late Neopro- Such organisms often float on the currents and the terozoic are represented by the sponges or the comb direction of their efforts may be governed more sig- jellies, jelly fish and sea anemones (Erwin et al 1997). Their movements may be is widely described as the ‘Cambrian explosion’, due seen as ‘preconscious’ or autonomic – reflecting their to the proliferation of multicellular organisms, brought close association with respiration and digestion. By the has relevance with regard to the ontogenetic develop- close of the Cambrian, some 490 mya, all body plans ment of movement. They are exposed to the natural were established – and even migration from sea-based rhythms and cycles of life and literally have to go with living to life on land brought with it only minor the flow. How this pertains to human development How this pertains to human development and movement rehabilitation and movement rehabilitation Activation of the deep intrinsic muscles of the spine Our phylogenetically oldest muscles are ontogeneti- and the peripheral joints should be effortless and cally the first we learn to use, both in utero and in occur without the need for thought. This learning reason that ‘feeling’ commands, instead of ‘doing’ occurs early in life before volitional motor control and commands (Lee 2003), should be utilized when cause/effect learning have developed (see Table 9. Such segmentation allows for muscles and the only ones to retain their primitive sequential radial contraction and is the basis for the two metamerism. They extend between two successive largest animal groups on Earth, the vertebrates and the transverse processes, neural spines, neural arches insects (Drews 1995). In humans, the only examples would Kent & Carr (2001) state that the immediately evident be rectus capitis posterior minor, obliquus capitis feature of axial muscles in fish and tetrapods is their superior, obliquus capitis inferior, interspinales, metamerism. This primitive arrangement, in combination intertransversarii anteriores/posteriores/laterales/ with a metameric vertebral column, allows fish and mediales, rotatores, and possibly levatores costarum. Note: The Disappearance of epaxial myosepta (literally meaning intercostals would not be categorized – even though segmented back muscles) in amniotes gave rise to long, they are depicted as segmentally attached between strap-like or pennate bundles disposed of dorsally to the ribs, which are a component of axial anatomy. This is transverse processes (erector spinae), leaving only a because the intercostals, the scalenes and the entire vestige of metamerism in the deepest bundles. Such abdominal wall are formed from one embryonic sheet bundles in modern-day humans would include the and the ribs literally grow around from the spine and intertransversarii, the interspinales and the rotatores through this muscle sheet to artificially divide it. Hypaxial myomeres (abdominal muscle segments) were gradually replaced by strata of broad muscular Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 323 Flatworms – radial/direction specific and into the outside world. In the same way trate sequential contraction and, as such, required that cell size in Earth’s environment is limited due to greater computational power through an organized atmospheric oxygen pressure and the ability to oxy- and complex nervous system. This nervous system genate the cell (Astrand et al 2003), so flatworms would utilize as its mainframe a longitudinal cord of needed to remain flat in order to diffuse oxygen across nervous tissue. This was the advent of the chordates their gut walls to their inner tissue layer (Erwin et al (Raff 1996). This was mainly due to the fact that they lack the ability to ‘carry’ nutrients as they do not have a How this pertains to human development circulatory system (see Fig. It is only later (around 7 have one orifice through which to engulf food and months postnatal) that more gross, volitional through which to excrete waste. For the flat- • In the same way that it cannot be assumed that an worm to move forward through a sequential radial untrained person’s muscles are as large as they contraction – a peristaltic motion – would require, or would be if he or she had trained, it also cannot be at least imply, that it is concurrently digesting food assumed that an untrained person’s nervous system in an inward direction. This would imply a relatively inefficient training effect (adaptation) in both the muscles movement mechanism – a kind of one-step-forward, (increased size) and the nervous system (improved one-step-backward motion, based on digestive and activation and coordination of muscles) (Sale eliminative cycles. Starfish are categorized as triploblastic acoelomates and, as such, can be viewed as further down the evo- • Indeed, Bompa (1999) explains that neural lutionary road than jelly fish and anemones, and their adaptations to exercise are the primary reason for behavior may be seen in human ontogenetic terms as strength gains in the first 8 weeks of any new the naval radiation pattern in the womb – where the training program, and only after this period does central point of stability (or technically where the hypertrophy predominate as the primary means of fetus is held in a ‘closed chain’ environment1) is via strength gain. At any point beyond 8 weeks in utero, can be explained by the phenomenon of facilitation the four limbs have formed and the head, forming the (see Box 9. This results in forma- Roundworms – radial/direction specific tion of five approximately equal appendages radiat- The emergence of roundworms (see Fig. This pattern in the Neoproterozoic – brought with it changes in the is maintained throughout intrauterine development digestive process. At this stage of development, round- worms now had a unidirectional gut tube, rather than the bidirectional gut tube of the diploblastic and acoe- 1When the body is biomechanically in a closed chain it means lomate triploblastic body plans of earlier designs. Therefore, in These were the first organisms capable of leaving this example, the arms, legs and head are in an open chain traces of their existence through meandering trails, environment as they can overcome resistance of the amniotic fluid, but the fixed point of the fetus – the point that cannot burrows and fecal pellets that could only have been move – is its attachment to the uterine wall via the placenta left by creatures with a complete gut tube (Erwin and umbilical cord. Additionally, such movement patterns 324 Naturopathic Physical Medicine would require a ‘soft skeleton’ of fluid-filled spaces motor control at the spine at the expense of breathing. Many invertebrates use such hydrostatic even under the same perturbation loading – the dia- systems to move, and many vertebrates use hydro- phragm would resume its respiratory function. However, until such time, nificantly to their compressive resistance (Bogduk lumbopelvic stability can be maintained through 1997). Active absorption of foodstuffs Fish (1st dimensional mastery) – lateral into a blood system (hemocele) meant that digestive efficacy was further enhanced and therefore metabolic flexion/direction specific efficiency optimized. This would allow for optimal As the complexity of organisms increased, and the delivery of nutriment to the working parts – whether nervous control of this complexity became more fun- this was the nervous system, the musculature or the damental to the organism’s survival, bony encase- digestive system itself. Such efficacy would allow the ment of the neural components became commonplace worm to evolve greater muscle mass as oxygen deliv- (Kardong 2002). The skull had already formed to ery to the tissues could now operate via the active protect the brain, but the longitudinal cord of nervous vehicle of blood, rather than passive diffusion. Longitudinally the effects of bony spinal development were that there arranged musculature would also allow for some was now a new movement option.

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In a prospective study, Arancibia and coccal urinary antigen should be measured, and coworkers16 identified that probable aspiration, aggressive efforts at establishing an etiologic diag- previous hospital admission, previous antimicro- nosis should be made, including the collection of bial treatment, and the presence of pulmonary bronchoscopic samples of lower respiratory secre- comorbidity were independent predictors of Gram- tions in selected patients, although the benefit of negative pneumonia. Although both regimens appear hospitalized for a variety of nonmedical reasons, therapeutically equivalent, particularly among and such social factors should also be incorporated inpatients, in the outpatient treatment of the into the admission decision process. All populations should be treated studies23 have suggested that combination antibi- for the possibility of atypical pathogen infection otic therapy (usually a -lactam plus a macrolide) (Table 2). Presence of comorbidities such as chronic heart, lung, liver, or renal disease; diabetes mellitus; alcoholism; malignancies; asplenia; immunosuppressing conditions or use of immunosuppressing drugs; or use of antimicrobials within the previous 3 mo (in which case an alternative from a different class should be selected) A respiratory fluoroquinolone (moxifloxacin, gemifloxacin, or levofloxacin [750 mg]) A -lactam plus a macrolide 3. If the patient has met criteria namically stable, with discharge within 24 h of for a switch, oral therapy can be started and the switching to oral therapy; patient discharged on the same day if other medi- • Chest radiography within 24 h of hospital cal and social factors permit. Switch therapy is admission; and simpler and quicker if a respiratory fluoroquino- • Use of methods to increase vaccination rates lone is used rather than a -lactam/macrolide against influenza and pneumococcus; and No combination. Outcomes are identical to patients discharge home for patients who are unstable staying in hospital longer to complete their course on the day of discharge. Certain patient: 362 Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Grossman) pathogens such as P aeruginosa, other Gram-nega- In general, these strains are usually susceptible tive organisms (such as Klebsiella pneumoniae), and in vitro to vancomycin, linezolid, trimethoprim- S aureus had greater associated mortality rates. In addition, they are often susceptible to comorbidity is not a predictor of poor medium- clindamycin, but the presence of in vitro inducible term survival. The Treatment failure rates with guideline-driven efficacy of treatment with trimethoprim-sulfa- empiric therapy have been reported as high as methoxazole in systemic infections caused by 15%. H5N1 variants Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant demonstrated a capacity to directly infect humans S aureus in 1997 and have done so again in Vietnam in January 2004. The of mortality were compared between different oral initial use of any antibiotic active against atypical antibiotic classes, and antibacterials with atypical organisms was independently associated with a coverage (macrolides and fluoroquinolones) were decreased risk of 30-day mortality and hospital specifically compared with other antibacterials. No significant difference erage were associated with the use of macrolides was detected regarding clinical success or mortal- but not the use of fluoroquinolones or tetracyclines. In the multivariable analysis, the use of macrolide was associated with a Patients treated with atypical coverage had decrea- decreased rate of mortality at 30 days and at 90 sed time to clinical stability, decreased length of days in patients with severe sepsis and in patients stay, decreased rate of total mortality, and decreased with macrolide-resistant pathogens. Patients treated with monotherapy Independent factors associated with early death ( -lactam alone) were older, had a greater chronic were increased age, altered mental status at pre- diseases score, and had a different clinical presenta- sentation, multilobar pneumonia, shock at admis- tion compared with patients treated with combina- sion, pneumococcal bacteremia, and discordant tion therapy ( -lactam, macrolide). Currently, early mortal- rate of mortality was significantly greater when ity is relatively low and is caused by pneumonia- monotherapy was used (22% vs 7%). Because pneumococcal bacteriemia patients in the monotherapy group matched to and discordant antibiotic therapy, mainly attribut- patients in the combination group, the mortality in able to a lack of coverage against P aeruginosa, are these groups was identical when the propensity significant risk factors, appropriate early interven- score was used. Influenza, human metapneumovirus, and respira- A retrospective national cohort study in which tory syncytial virus accounted for most viral infec- the authors used the Department of Veterans tions. There were few clinically meaningful differ- bitors on the rate of mortality among patients ences in presentation and no differences in out- admitted to hospital with pneumonia. On multivariate logistic regression, radiographic progression alone had a greater risk statin use was associated with significantly lower for shock than patients without either finding, 30-day mortality and development of complicated whereas bacteremic patients had no increased risk. Influenza vaccination In a systematic review52 of 15 randomized con- was associated with a 51% reduction of mortality trolled trials comprising 2,796 total subjects, the outside influenza season. Vaccine recipients ing etiologies for community-acquired pneumonia were less likely to die of any cause during hospi- with implications for therapy: a prospective mul- talization than were individuals with no record of ticenter study of 359 cases. Effectiveness of - nation antibiotic therapy lowers mortality among lactam antibiotics compared with antibiotics active severely ill patients with pneumococcal pneumo- against atypical pathogens in non-severe com- nia. Am J Respir Crit Care antibiotic delivery and appropriate antibiotic selec- Med 1999; 160:397–405 tion reduce length of hospital stay of patients with 16. Evaluating Impact of statins and angiotensin-converting quality indicators for patients with community- enzyme inhibitors on mortality of subjects hospi- acquired pneumonia. Viral munity-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococ- infection in adults hospitalized with community- cus aureus carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin acquired pneumonia. The need Development of a prognostic index for 90-day for macrolides in hospitalised community-acquired mortality among patients discharged after hospi- pneumonia: propensity analysis. Silica or silicon dioxide is the most abun- Key words: asbestos; coal; lung cancer; mesothelioma; dant mineral in the crust of the earth and is used pulmonary fibrosis; silica in a wide range of industrial products. Amorphous or noncrystalline silica particulates (eg, diatomite and vitreous silica) are relatively less fibrogenic, but when they are combined with metal complexes to form silicates, as occurs with asbestos, mica, or Pneumoconiosis is a 19th century Greek term talc, they induce unique forms of pulmonary toxic- (pneumo, meaning “breath”; konis, meaning “dust”) ity, each of which will be reviewed separately. The term has evolved to imply the earliest lung diseases described and has been the putative dust (eg, silicosis/silica, asbestosis/asbes- most intensively studied occupational lung dis- tos, berylliosis/beryllium, stannosis/tin) or work- ease. The patient with pneumoconiosis typically the duration of exposure, and the silica content of presents with nonspecific respiratory symptoms different rock types, which ranges from nearly (eg, cough and dyspnea) and an abnormal chest 100% (sandstone and flint) to 10% (shale). This history is particularly important given the However, the number of silicosis-associated deaths long latency between toxic exposure and appear- among persons 15 to 44 years of age has not ance of the disease, the large number of workers decreased significantly in the United States. The chronic form is characterized by Some of the major industries in which workers silicotic nodules that typically are located in the are at high risk for silica exposure are listed in peribronchial regions with interstitial extension, Table 1, along with some examples of hazardous 1 cm in diameter, well-formed, spherical, hard, occupations. This is in contrast to the that involve work in mines, in quarries, with stone heavily black-pigmented, stellate nodules that are work, and in foundries; in the use of abrasives; and associated with coal exposure (Fig. Another high-risk group cotic nodule has three components, as follows: includes persons working in road maintenance that (1) a central area of dense, acellular, hyalinized involves “cut and repair,” where potentially collagen-containing silica particles that are visible increased levels of silica exposure occur during the with polarized light; (2) a mid-zone of concentri- cutting, breaking up, and removal of concrete. A cally layered collagen; and (3) a peripheral thick careful occupational history for silica exposure is capsule consisting of dust-laden macrophages and essential for any patient presenting with pulmo- lymphocytes mixed with collagen. Some High-Risk Industries and Occupations Associated With Silica Exposure* Industries (Examples) Occupations Mining, tunneling, and excavating Underground: gold, copper, iron, tin Miner, driller, tunneler Surface: coal, iron, foundation excavation Drill operator Quarrying Granite, slate, sandstone Digger, driller, hammerer Stonework Granite sheds, monument masonry Cutter, dresser, polisher, grinder Foundries Iron and noniron metals Molder, caster, knockout man Abrasives Production: metal polish, paint fillers Crusher, mixer, abrasive work Sandblasting, oil rigs, tombstones Ceramics Pottery, stoneware, oven bricks Oven-brick maker Others (glass making, boiler scaling, gemstone worker, dental technician) *Modified from Becklake and Cowie. However, the also form in the hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes, which can become calcified (so-called egg- shell calcification, as shown in Fig 4) and may impinge on the airways (broncholith). In the kidney, silicon nephropathy can have a variable presenta- tion from mild renal insufficiency to rapidly pro- gressive renal failure associated with necrotizing vasculitis. Acute silicosis is characterized by diffuse fluid- filled alveolar spaces that consist of eosinophilic, proteinaceous, and surfactant-containing material. Pathogenic Mechanisms The risk for silicosis depends on the level of particle exposure (dose and duration) as well as the content and type of silica inhaled. In particular, silica and other particulate, and the genetic background of the particulates activate the expression of transforming worker in whom the host response is regulated. Most patients with chronic simple silico- sis are relatively asymptomatic, and the diagnosis of disease is established based on the occupational exposure history and characteristic chest radio- Figure 5. A lung biopsy generally is reserved 372 Pneumoconiosis (Kamp) for patients with atypical occupational exposure appear, which rapidly progress to respiratory fail- or chest radiograph findings. However, when compared with patients the mass lesions tend to contract, especially in the with simple silicosis, patients with conglomerate, upper lobes, resulting in a rim of emphysema accelerated, or acute silicosis invariably demon- surrounding the mass. Dyspnea occurs after 5 to 15 years of high tuberculosis, Mycobacterium kansasii, and Mycobac- levels of occupational exposure to material with terium avium-intracellulare is increased.

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They suggest that there may be a neurodegenerative process superimposed on faulty neurodevelopment discount extra super cialis 100mg. They also suggest that atypical antipsychotic drugs may have a neuroprotective effect that inhibits degeneration generic extra super cialis 100 mg with amex. Murray (2008) states that increased striatal D2 receptors in mice may cause schizophrenia-like deficits in behaviour and cognition that could represent a model for negative symptoms order 100mg extra super cialis with amex. Keefe ea (1999) reviewed fifteen efficacy studies and 1038 found that, despite methodological problems, there was support for improvement in verbal fluency , digit-symbol substitution, fine motor function and executive functions in patients treated with atypicals. However, despite such gains, the performance of schizophrenic patients failed to reach normal levels. Krabbendam and Jolles (2002) have reviewed the claim that conventional antipsychotic drugs have a negative effect on cognition and found any such action to be minor (Similarly, atypical drugs have a 1039 modest positive effect on neurocognition , with little difference between individual drugs: Keefe ea, 2007; Cuesta ea, 2009). Nevertheless, they correctly point out that the anticholinergic actions of drugs may 1040 be a real problem. See also Vinogradov ea (2009b) who found that anticholinergic load interferes with cognitive training in schizophrenia. Different authors suggest that the ‘problem’ may be in the right or the left cerebral hemisphere, and some studies found no evidence for a laterality problem at all. Because of callosal constraints, language evolved by a process of hemispheric specialisation. Concepts (thoughts) are translated via a bi- hemispheric interaction into phonemes (speech) by the speaker in frontal association areas, and decoded back into concepts (meanings) by the hearer in occipito-temporal-parietal areas. According to Tim Crow, the psychotic person cannot distinguish the phonemic signals generated by the hearer from his own thoughts, or from signals that he receives from an interlocutor. He believes that reality distortion ultimately emanates from a confusion of ‘mental representations triggered by current external circumstances’ with ‘representations of past situations and representations of hypothetical situations’. Tissue loss, according to this theory, represents a loss of neurophil rather than neurones. Electrophysiological studies using a number of perceptual tasks have shown changes in auditory event- related potentials that distinguish schizophrenic patients from controls. The P3 component is a positive deflection recorded from the vertex about 300 milliseconds after a stimulus. Blackwood ea (1987), from their controlled studies, suggest that a prolonged P3 latency and reduced P3 amplitude indicate an impairment of auditory processing in some patients with schizophrenia which is independent of the presence of acute psychotic symptoms and is not influenced by neuroleptic treatment. There is some evidence that auditory P3 amplitude may decrease with illness duration. According to Butler ea (2005) deficits in early-stage visual processing predict higher cognitive deficits. Myles-Worsley (2002), looking at multiplex families, found impaired auditory sensory gating (independent of treatment, including doses) in schizophrenia patients (67% had abnormal P50 ratios) and their first-degree relatives (51. According to Hall ea, (2007) event-related potential indices are potentially 1050 valid endophenotypes for schizophrenia, with P50 suppression and P300 amplitude showing the closest genetic relationship to schizophrenia. Greenwood ea (2007) looked at 183 families containing probands with schizophrenia and calculated heritability for pre-pulse inhibition of startle response, P50 event-related potential suppression, antisaccade task for eye movements, Continuous Performance Test, California Verbal Learning Test (second edition), and Letter Number Sequencing Test; all showed significant heritability but also significant environmental correlations. Sánchez-Moria ea (2008) found evidence supporting the presence of a P50 sensory gating deficit in both schizophrenia and euthymic bipolar disorder, implying that this deficit represents vulnerability to psychosis across diagnoses. Symond ea (2005) reported that first-episode schizophrenia patients had decreased magnitude and delayed latency for global gamma 1 synchrony relative to controls, but no difference to controls in gamma 2 synchrony. Wynn ea (2005) found decreased gamma activity and failure of lateralisation of activity to the right hemisphere during masking. Adler ea (2004) found that clozapine improved P50 gating more than did olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine or typical antipsychotic drugs. It should be noted, however, that Arnfred ea,(2003) in a controlled study of auditory evoked potentials in 12 unmedicated schizophrenic outpatients, found P50 gating to be normal. Doninger ea (2002) tested the ability of schizophrenic patients to recognise complete objects based on fragmentary information (i. The patients were significantly impaired in this ability; there was impaired generation of the Nc1, significantly reduced amplitude of visual P1 (especially over dorsal stream sites), and intact generation of visual N1. Work in Dublin by Yeap ea (2006) demonstrated a deficit in early visual processing (P1 amplitude reductions) in well first-degree relatives of people with schizophrenia. Kéri ea (2005) suggest that multiple visual information processing deficits derive from dysfunction of the magnocellular pathway, leading to impaired attentional modulation of perceptual organisation and of natural image organisation. Hong ea (2008) found that gating of the theta-alpha-band responses of controls were significantly different from schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives. Thus, the authors suggest that this measure may be a superior one for genetic studies of the gating deficit in schizophrenia, Excitatory lateral connections in early stage visual cortical processing may be specifically impaired in schizophrenia, but not in bipolar disorder. In chronic schizophrenia there is some evidence of increased skin conductance activity at rest, and in socially demanding conditions the skin conductance level and variability was increased in the right hand. Asymmetry of skin conductance may therefore be a characteristic of the chronic from of the illness (White ea, 1987). Holt ea (2009) reported increased neural response to innocuous stimuli and increased arousal levels in schizophrenic subjects. Over 80% of people with schizophrenia do however have abnormal smooth pursuit tracking with about one in three of their relatives 1054 having similar problems. There may be an abnormal frontostriatal network that normally suppresses automatic eye movements (Raemaekers ea, 2002) and/or an abnormality of the frontal eye field. Lencer ea (2008) found that second generation (atypical) antipsychotic drugs impaired already abnormal smooth pursuit performance in antipsychotic-naive patients with schizophrenia. In a study conducted by Landgraf ea (2008) schizophrenic patients and their siblings showed 1051 Input from magnocellular division of lateral geniculate nucleus and extends from early visual areas through the occiptoparietal cortex. Not all studies support saccadic problems in relatives of patients of schizophrenic cases (de Wilde ea, 2008) or an association with genetic risk rather than disorder status. Schizophrenic individuals find it more difficult than do normals to identify the first (target) stimulus (Del Cul ea, 2006) and this may be due to failure to adequately activate the lateral occipital complex. Murray (2002) has suggested that schizophrenic patients are ‘developmentally impaired manics’, i. Such impaired connectivity might also explain negative and persistent cognitive symptoms. Neuroimaging is best confined to the investigation of atypical cases (Lawrie, 2006) and for research. Variations in the type of patients (and control subjects: Blakemore, 2002) employed and their medication status between studies complicate interpretation, as does the state versus trait dilemma. Twins affected by schizophrenia may have smaller anterior hippocampi than have their co- twins. Younger patients had larger hippocampi if they were treated with atypical antipsychotics rather than haloperidol. The authors concluded that the hippocampus of male schizophrenics is progressively reduced in size. Genetic risk for bipolar affective disorder was specifically associated with grey matter deficits only in the right anterior cingulate gyrus and ventral striatum. Genetic risk for both disorders was associated with reduced volume of white matter in left frontal and temporo-parietal regions. Koch ea (2009) found that schizophrenia was associated with increased fractional anisotropy in corpus callosum, cerebral peduncle, left inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, anterior thalamic radiation, right posterior corona radiata, middle cerebellar peduncle, and right superior longitudinal fasciculus; increased fractional anisotropy was detectable in inferior sections of the cortico-pontine circuit; and the authors suggest that their findings indicate extended cortical-subcortical changes in white matter integrity in schizophrenia and that their results corroborate earlier work that demonstrated white matter structural deficits in mainly long-ranging association fibres.

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