In other words purchase genuine cytotec medicine wheel colors, m aterial commodities will be overrun by well-being commodities; our pursuit of well-being may dis place our acquisition o f material goods order discount cytotec on line symptoms 89 nissan pickup pcv valve bad. If this occurs best buy cytotec medications 73, wel fare purchase generic cytotec medications via endotracheal tube, education, and medical care may take on the charac teristics o f capital items. Society m ust then face questions about well-being that were faced in the past about material commodities. The Crisis in Service Institutions 129 In the past, a key question was how to guarantee all citizens at least subsistence. T he question in the future will increasingly become how to guarantee the rights of all citi zens to well-being. T he first and most basic is physiological; next come safety needs; third, belongingness and love; and finally, self-actualization. In term s of politics, government, having addressed itself (without necessarily succeeding) to the physiological and safety needs, will turn to ensuring opportunities for self- actualization. Day-care and child-care program s are often based on the self-actualization needs of mothers. Most contem porary wel fare reform proposals at least implicitly owe some allegiance to this idea. T he by-product o f governm ental response to self- actualization needs is the growth of service bureaucracies. If well-being is a scarce commodity, which is a plausible assumption, it is a new kind of scarcity. Society sought to alleviate scarcity by correcting inequities in income distribution and by at tacking the industrial monopolists’ control of the market. However, well-being can only be scarce when its delivery is constrained by bureaucracies and by providers. This will lead to consideration of a problem realized in the collectivist democracies many years ago. Monopolization of authority by bureaucrats led to the creation o f an official elite, which in turn discrim inated against those less entrenched in the bureaucracy or those outside. T he same kind of rigidities and discriminations m ight appear in the United States as it changes from an industrial to a service economy. If so, change from a subsistence to a well-being society will be accompanied by a struggle against different injustices. Service sectors often pursue internal objectives in derogation o f the public in terest. T he slow strangulation of New York City by those in control o f vital services—fire, police, sanitation—is a good example. And if all of this is so, a series of severe social, political, and organizational problems may erupt. Well-being services are produced by the great provider institutions: law, m ed icine, government, and so on. However, all these systems are in severe disarray and under strong pressure to change. At the very time we are moving from a m anufacturing to a service economy, the m ajor service systems are in a state of crisis analogous to that suffered by m anufacturing industries in the 1920s and 1930s. A rem edy for the crisis in medical services is being sought through federal financing—a na tional health insurance plan. T he assum ption is that gov ernm ental absorption o f the costs of care will redress access and distributional inequities. If a national health insurance plan is enacted, some o f the inequities may be curbed or modulated. T he underlying prem ise of medical care financing reform is that medicine pro duces enough health to justify the enorm ous expenditure. A larger governm ental role, particularly through fi nancing, will strengthen and intensify professionalism in medicine, not weaken it as many providers have argued. A national health insurance plan will specify that only professional services can be bought. Con sumers with cash can buy virtually any service from any person or agency willing to sell it, subject only to the loose strictures of state licensing and certification laws. But with federal assumption o f the costs o f care, the care that can be bought will inevitably be the care that is already provided. This might not be an unhappy result if professionalization in medicine were an unvarnished good. But the goals o f pro fessionals are rarely the same as the goals of those whom they serve. The Crisis in Service Institutions 131 Professionalized service bureaucracies—health, education, police, fire, transport, and so forth—are not as responsive as most o f us think they should be. As services become profes sionalized, as most have, the service bureaucracy becomes less sensitive to social needs and m ore impervious to social controls. Few have questioned the need for each judge to have a private bathroom in chambers, nor the physician’s “right” to work when and how he or she wishes. More will question the sanitary workers when they allow garbage to pile up on the streets. T he m ore the public becomes subser vient to the professional, and the less the consum er gets for m ore money, the m ore will the public’s sense of helplessness grow. As governm ent assumes the responsibility for the fi nancing of medical care, it will necessarily install a large bureaucracy to police the flow of public funds into private hands. Concomitantly, it will expand its regulatory ap paratus to scrutinize the quality o f the product it is buying, the means by which it is provided, and the distribution o f the resources it is creating. If these bureaucracies behave as other service bureaucracies have—and there is no reason to assume otherwise—they will im pede rather than facilitate the flow of benefits from providers to consumers. But paradoxically, they will also seek to preserve the flow of benefits from providers to consumers. T he en trenchm ent o f a bureaucracy that feeds off a service by serving as an interm ediary between provider and consum er will then frustrate if not prevent change in the service sys tem of the future. As the governm ent assumes larger obligations for services and as the economy gradually shifts to a service economy, bureaucracies will swell in power as well as size. In the past, a key problem has been the rapacity of the private sector which controlled the resources necessary for a decent life. But in the future, control over the flow o f resources will rest m ore with 132 Medicine: a. Evidence is available that medical care has less impact on health than a variety of other factors. T he growth and strength of service bureaucracies will frustrate attem pts to reallocate resources—to shift re sources from services to other program s with a potentially greater impact on health. Today’s com puters are already deployed in medical care; scores o f software salesmen visit doctors’ offices and hospital corridors. T he com puter, one example of high medical technology, can improve medical care, but there are hazards as well. Decisions regarding the kind and the am ount of medical care are made by the physician, but also to an increasing extent by government. Currently, federal and state governments together purchase about 40 percent of the medical care provided in this country. However, it is equally possible that the com puter will facilitate despotic m anipulation o f consumers; it could dramatically lessen con sum ers’ opportunities to affect decisions about health care services. T he com puter might make possible instantaneous interaction between pa tient and provider without the necessity of an office or The Com puter Revolution: The High Technology of the Future 133 hospital visit. For example, a person experiencing certain symptoms may be able to take advantage o f a com puter link with a physician’s office. A com puter could be utilized for interrogation o f the patient and instantaneous coding of the patient responses. This is an example o f how medical care might be m ade m ore accessible to the consumer. G reater use of the com puter in the provision o f care will accelerate this trend. The use of the com puter in triage—situations in which decisions m ust be m ade as to who will receive life-saving medical care—has occurred. In a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, that is almost entirely com puterized, use of the com puter system presumably makes a physician’s diagnosis m ore accu rate. Reliance on the com puter will undoubtedly increase m arkedly in the next 20 to 30 years. A nother product of further developm ent of com puter technology is the patient com puter console. Patients could be provided with hom e consoles that would be program m ed with inform ation relating to their own condition and past treatm ent, and perhaps linked with the physician’s com puter system. T hrough use o f the console, patients would be able to retrieve inform ation relating to their conditions almost instantaneously. Since they pose an obvious threat to professional prerogatives, providers will probably resist the use of hom e consoles. One potentially adverse consequence o f increased use of the com puter in medical care derives from the fact that com puters cost money. W idespread deploym ent o f com put ers will drive up the costs of care and foster further speciali zation. T he recent history o f medical care reflects the unabating sophistication of medical care technology and the rapid specialization of practitioners.
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If the lumbar spine why strolling around the shops for an afternoon, loses its lordosis, increased energy will be focused where the total distance traveled may be only 2–3 km, into the disc and, across time, will increase wear and is far more tiring on the body than taking a 7–8 km tear to the disc complex. This evolutionary inheritance has been weight returns through their body mechanics, this is shown to: some signiﬁcant cumulative load, which may struggle to survive even a subtle shift of weight-bearing • reduce blood pressure towards the disc. Sprinting is similar thrombosis to walking in terms of axial load, whereas jogging is • decrease fatigue (Vines 2005) far higher impact with a far higher sine wave. This pattern is paralleled by horses’ gait (walk = walk, jog and these beneﬁts are enhanced if the walking is com- = trot, run = canter, sprint = gallop), which is partly pleted barefoot. The downward gaze results in activation of the deep cervical ﬂexors – thereby supporting stabilization of the neck. This positioning of the tongue also serves to create stability through the supra- and infrahyoid muscle groups of the neck. C ‘Fiveﬁngers’ shoes for barefoot walking close to the body and walked, or to be breast-fed. There are, however, certain commercial contented would have been a tribal priority and options open to runners who would like the beneﬁts walking was, no doubt, a key daily routine. Beneﬁts of Both feeding and being walked involve close physi- barefoot running include: cal contact, usually with a parent, but the latter also involves motion. There is undoubtedly a comforting • earthing effect to the ground – decreasing effect of being held close and of being rocked in a electriﬁcation of body (Oschman 2004) gait-like motion (as the child would have been in the • lower prevalence of acute injuries of the ankle womb), but there is also the added beneﬁt that such • lower incidence of chronic injuries of lower leg movement inevitably acts as an afferent stimulus to • increased running efﬁciency (decreased oxygen the child’s nervous system, laying down the founda- consumption by ∼4%) (Warburton 2001). A lack of movement at this early stage of life – such as The peripheral sensorium is signiﬁcant – one need the child only ever being put in a pram – may result only look at the classic homunculus to see how much in later developmental and movement skill difﬁcul- afferent information is received from the foot complex. In pygmy culture, the child barely ever loses its Larkins (2004) claims that 70% of the terminal nervous skin–skin contact with its mother across its ﬁrst year system is housed in the hands and feet. Any gait pattern carried out barefoot brings with it the need to scan both the immediate and the upcom- Jogging ing terrain. It has a different rior oblique extrinsic ocular muscles and, secondary motor engram from walking and sprinting. The most to the oculocervical reﬂex (Lewit 1999), the deep cervi- obvious discriminating factors are that in walking gait cal ﬂexors of the neck and supra/infrahyoid group. Sprinting is delineated from the suprahyoid group must be in their physiological jogging in that it is explosive and therefore not sus- rest position (Caine 2004, Rocabado & Iglarsh 1990), tainable for bursts of longer than 8 seconds. Of The implications of this are that any kind of barefoot course, in many terrains – particularly man-made ter- gait is beneﬁcial in terms of central nervous system 382 Naturopathic Physical Medicine activation, venous return, injury reduction and in research project, Dr Groves uses the results to support driving optimal tongue position and therefore optimal his statement that: ‘Humans domesticated dogs and breathing patterns. It may the effects of nose breathing (an inescapable conse- be no coincidence then that dogs, like humans, also quence of having the tongue in its physiological rest pack hunt, and also run down their prey through position) on trained aerobic athletes, and has found it endurance or persistence hunting. It may be a truism to consistently improve their times and other measur- therefore, that dogs really are man’s best friend. It is also, of course, and is only sustainable at top sprint speed for periods faster than walking or jogging and therefore inher- of about 8 seconds (Telle 1994). Additionally, since sprinting is the rule that the most elite 100-meter sprinters in the maximal, there is increased neural drive to the active world are those that decelerate slower than the others subsystem, meaning that the spine is under less risk toward the end of the race – as opposed to the appear- of injury from instability in sprinting than it is in ance that they continue to accelerate. However, running may also utilize fast oxidative, or fully aerobic (slow twitch) ﬁbers. According to Atten- Gait as a biomechanical attractor borough (2003), the ‘persistence hunt’ is the most ancient of hunting techniques. This method of hunting Gait, in general, can be viewed as a repetitive mobili- involves picking out the (usually largest) male stag of zation of all the joints of the human body. Impor- a herd and chasing it and tracking it during the middle tantly, the sacroiliac joints, which are the point of of the day. This latter fact is of great signiﬁcance as: summation of ground reaction and descending iner- tial forces during gait, are mobilized into posterior • humans have a cooling system of sweat glands rotation during the weight-bearing phase of gait via covering their naked skin which other large the deep longitudinal sling mechanism. Since heel- mammals do not strike – and therefore greatest kinetic loading – occurs • humans walk upright, minimizing their when the innominate is in its most posteriorly rotated exposure to the overhead midday sun position, it is plausible that the cumulative effect of • humans use a series of energy-conserving sling multiple heel-strikes is a relative posterior mobiliza- systems to effect a more efﬁcient gait than tion of the innominate, suggested by some authors to tetrapods be a prerequisite for good sacroiliac joint function • humans have the ability to carry water with (DonTigny 1997). Maintaining the sacroiliac joint in its them which an animal does not optimal position is critical to avoid the slackening of • the risk of attracting attention from feline the iliolumbar ligament which occurs when the predators is at a minimum during the middle innominate rotates anteriorly and the subsequent hours of the day since they are primarily compromise of the passive subsystem of the L5–S1 nocturnal hunters. Gait-based activities may also play an important role Hence, it is suggested that the ability to run is a sig- in normalization of blood sugar regulation, energy niﬁcant part of our genetic heritage. This last point may be aside that Beach (personal communication, 2003) coupled with the fact that most gait-based activities states that there is no way that an animal as feeble as are outdoor activities and therefore expose the partici- Homo sapiens could have traversed every ecosystem pant to sunlight, which will contribute to rebalancing of the planet without help from our canine cousins. Anthropol- ogist Dr Colin Groves now suggests that the human– Biomechanical attractor summary dog relationship could be almost as old as modern It is proposed that archetypal rest and instinctive sleep man himself. This gives us a window into: (1) pattern the brain through unconscious rehearsal of which movements are likely to have caused the symp- reptilian crawl patterns. The purpose of the study was to establish the validity and reliability of using primal movements as an alternative assessment tool for functional mobil- Assessment using primal pattern analysis ity in the elderly. Thirty subjects were evaluated with The primal patterns may be used to evaluate ‘chunks’ an average age of 81. A statistically pattern, we know which part of his game is most signiﬁcant correlation between the primal movement likely deﬁcient – his jump shots and rebounds. The inter-rater reliability ﬁndings javelin efﬁciently requires a combination of the primal demonstrate that the primal movement functional patterns ‘lunge’, ‘twist’ and ‘push’. A deﬁciency in any assessment tool is a reliable tool for assessing func- of these patterns, or getting these patterns in the wrong tional mobility in the elderly. These ﬁndings cannot order, will be signiﬁcantly detrimental to the perfor- be assumed to apply to all senior citizens since this mance outcome. Hence, in training for the event of was a small group of subjects chosen from a sample javelin, it would be wise to incorporate these three of convenience. There was also an unequal distribu- movement patterns into the conditioning program. To tion of male and female subjects, all of whom regu- train a javelin thrower mainly with squats and standing larly participated in a weekly exercise program cable pulls is not likely to enhance their performance provided at the retirement community center. These ﬁndings support the use of primal move- For the mum who is a part-time ofﬁce worker, the ments in physical therapy assessment of functional lunge, the pull and the push are less likely to be useful disability in the elderly as well as showing promise movement patterns in which she should become for use in physical therapy interventions and as a adept. For her, it is far more important to be successful predictor of falls in the community-dwelling elderly in her environment, to be good at the squat pattern, population. Squatting with optimal determine the efﬁcacy of primal movements as a func- form is the start point for good seated posture. This starts ofﬁce simple key assessments to look out for, and which are workers in an inappropriate and detrimental spinal applicable as foundation observations in any given posture before they even begin their multiple hours movement pattern. These key assessment features are at their desk (see ‘Neutral spine philosophy’ above). The ability to be able to bend with appropriate and It is noted that handedness, footedness or ‘laterality’ effective biomechanics is a critical skill for a parent patterns contribute to postural imbalances – particu- who has to pick up the children and lift other loads larly in the frontal plane. Striations observed under No hip-back dissociation in lifting dynamic load – especially in frontal and Ability to adopt hip-back dissociation on demand transverse plane, e. Instead, laterality patterns are a dysfunctional the critic may question how motivated the workers result of imbalanced use and therefore a consequence were, this study does demonstrate that there is a likely that must be corrected for if the patient is to biome- beneﬁt in terms of productivity by ‘framing’ work chanically optimize (or ‘survive’) their environment. The whole concept of biomechanical attractors – and in particular instinctive sleep postures and archetypal Barriers to rehabilitation success rest postures – suggests that, if such postures were utilized in the work or home environment, corrective There are two major barriers to rehabilitation success: stretching may not be needed at all. In addi- Strides in this direction have been achieved in some tion, many patients attending naturopathic clinics do workplaces in Germany (Cranz 2000) where ﬂoor- so because they are in pain – not because they want based, seated and standing workstations are utilized. This means that a part, or parts, It is the ﬂoor-based workstation that speciﬁcally offers of their body have reached the point where the rate its own secondary range of working postures – the of cumulative stress has outpaced their rate of healing. As has been discussed above, it To add extra load to such a system through corrective is not that sitting should be made more comfortable exercise may further compromise an already compro- – quite the opposite. To ignore this warning system is akin to taking a painkiller in order Time to play sport. To try to ‘cushion’ or dampen this In this day and age, many patients attend health system (as is the objective of most modern ergonomics clinics with pain conditions or health complaints that approaches) is the equivalent of bandaging an ankle are largely caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the in order to play sport. The problem is being acknowl- inability to express a perceived stress, such as a dead- edged, but not really addressed. With the rapid evolu- line or monthly target, with physical reaction, such as tion of the communications age, with connectivity and running or ﬁghting. Making time for exercise and wireless gadgetry, multiple workstations are becom- stretching is a major challenge for many patients. As soon as the patient is symptom-free, ticular the gait patterns, health of most synovial joints they most commonly ‘forget’ to do their stretches or can be maintained, ranges of motion, proprioception, exercises, until something else goes wrong some coordination and many of the body’s natural pumping months down the line. Neither are we designed to exercise for exercise’s sake (see functional exercise above). Physiological load refers to the cumulative total of Historically, exercise has had a signiﬁcant purpose, stressors on the individual’s system. Such physiological played out by many a sports person and is exactly load results in increased adrenal stress and commonly why people will usually work themselves several reaches a point where adding further load to the ﬁgu- times harder chasing after (hunting) a ball, than they rative ‘camel’s back’ is literally enough to break it. Exercise as a stressor Studies have shown that working a longer day does Before advising patients to exercise, in whatever form not always pay dividends in terms of productivity. Anyone who • Poor digestion/↓ salivation has chronic pain has a corresponding limbic-emo- • Constipation tional load – as pain is stressful and disrupts function. As a result, • Night sweats the patient will most likely have visceral symptoms – • Orgasm/genital inhibition as adrenaline shuts down digestive and assimilative processes, sending the body into a catabolic state. Parasympathetic indicators: literature on training and adaptation to training is • Strong or excessive digestion taken from young elite sportsmen and women who: • Hyperactive bowel; colicky • have higher levels of growth hormone than • Incontinence your average middle-aged patient • Orthostatic failure upon rising • have a greater training age8 than the average • ↓ Respiratory rate patient • Poor sleep quality; hibernation • may be eating more healthily than the average • ↑ Mucus secretions patient • Nervousness; depression; somnolence • have a greater genetic propensity for • Hands warm and dry adaptation (hence the reason they are elite • ↑ Gag reﬂex athletes). To many, the way that they relax is drive is so exhausted, they have drifted into increased by going for a run, playing a game of squash, or doing parasympathetic tone (Wolcott & Fahey 2000). This is an ‘adrenaline sport’ such as rock-climbing, parachute commonly a sign of signiﬁcant adrenal fatigue (Wilson jumps or bungee jumping. In physics this may be seen to result in an apparent decreased stress level, but the Stress and breath underlying dysfunction has not been effectively dealt with. Stressors come in many guises: from work stress to relationship stress, ﬁnancial stress to postural stress, chemical stress to electromagnetic stress.
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The main mechanisms underlying osteoporosis are: • an inadequate peak bone mass (the skeleton develops insufﬁcient mass and strength during growth) • excessive bone resorption • inadequate formation of new bone during remodelling. It can occur in the presence of particular hormonal disorders and chronic diseases, or as a result of medications, speciﬁcally glucocorticoids (steroid- or glucocorticoid-induced osteoporo- sis). Paget’s disease is a chronic disorder that typically results in enlarged and deformed bones; breakdown and formation of bone tissue is excessive. As a result, bone can weaken, leading to bone pain, arthritis, deformities and fractures. Paget’s disease is rarely diagnosed below 40 years of age; men and women are affected equally. The underlying problem resides with the osteoclasts; in affected areas of bone, abnormal osteoclasts (larger than normal) resorb more bone than normal. In response to this, osteoblasts increase in activity to make new bone material, but the increase in bone turnover leads to badly structured areas that are wrongly ‘woven’. Osteomalacia is a general term that describes the softening of the bone due to defective bone mineralisation. Vitamin D is vital for the growth and health of bone; without it, bones become soft, malformed and unable to repair themselves normally. Osteogenesis imperfecta (sometimes known as brittle bone disease) is an autosomal domi- nant genetic bone disorder. Type I results from cysteine substitution of glycine in collagen; the larger cysteine molecule creates a steric hindrance that prevents correct formation of the collagen triple helix. Glycosylation of the cysteine molecule promotes further interference within the structure. Individuals with osteoge- nesis imperfecta either have less collagen than normal, or poorer quality collagen than normal. Bone metastasis is one of the most frequent causes of pain in patients with cancer. Bone is a common site for circulating cancer cells to settle and grow, either near or far from the primary tumour site. Kidney disease can be associated with a decreased ability to clear phosphorus; calcium levels in the blood become low and can lead to a loss of calcium from the bones. Bone remodelling occurs in response to physical stress, and weight- bearing exercise can increase peak bone mass in adolescence. There are numerous examples of marathon runners who develop severe osteoporosis later in life. In women, heavy exercise can lead to decreased oestrogen levels, which predisposes to osteoporosis. Barbiturates, phenytoin and some other antiepilep- tics probably accelerate the metabolism of vitamin D. Anticoagulants, for example heparin and warfarin, have been associated with a decreased bone density after prolonged use. Medications to treat osteoporosis, depending on gender, include: • Bisphosphonates, a ﬁrst-line treatment in women; they inhibit osteoclast resorptive activity. In laboratory experi- ments, strontium ranelate was shown to stimulate the proliferation of osteoblasts, as well as inhibit the proliferation of osteoclasts. There is uncertainty and controversy about whether oestrogen should be recommended in women in the ﬁrst decade after the menopause. In hypercalcaemia calcium will combine with phosphate ions, forming deposits of calcium phosphate (stones) in blood vessels and in the kidneys. Vitamin D3 is synthesised in a photochemical reaction in the skin, in response to sunlight. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is treated by administering vitamin D and Ca2+ supplements. The drug Cinacalcet has recently been approved for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Their effects may be evident throughout the body, or on the cell that synthesises them alone. They may affect one target or many targets about the body, in the same or sin different ways. A chemical messenger may be deﬁned as autocrine (affects the same cell that synthesises it), paracrine (affects a nearby target cell), intracrine (acts within the cell (e. General features of endocrine glands are their ductless nature, their vascularity and the intracellular secretory granules that store their hormones. These are the counterparts to the endocrine glands, which secrete their products directly into the bloodstream. Typical exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary and gastrointestinal glands, as well as the liver and the pancreas. Hormone immunoassay is the most widely applied technique for detecting and quantitat- ing hormones in biological samples. Most immunoassays employ monoclonal antibodies, produced by fusion of spleen cells from an immunised mouse with a mouse myeloma cell line. Most hormones are released in bursts, from single bursts to sustained release; they also conform to strict biological rhythms, for example occurring once an hour (e. Hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary gland is regulated by ‘releasing’ hormones secreted by the hypothalamus. Neuroen- docrine neurons in the hypothalamus project axons to the median eminence, at the base of the brain; these neurons release substances into small blood vessels that travel directly to the ante- rior pituitary gland (the hypothalamo–hypophysial portal vessels). Releasing hormones from the hypothalamus travel directly to the anterior pituitary; hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary control most somatic endocrine glands. Two others are also classed as releasing hormones, although they in fact inhibit pituitary hormone release, namely somatostatin and dopamine. Hormones synthesised by the anterior pituitary that regulate the activity of various endocrine glands are referred to as tropic hormones (e. A number of endocrine glands that signal one another in sequence are usually referred to as an axis. In contrast, steroid hormones are fat-soluble and readily cross membranes, so they cannot be stored, but are synthesised as needed. Peptide hormones are both degraded quickly and excreted in the urine; steroid and thyroid hormones are transported in plasma bound to proteins and may remain in the plasma for days. Protein and peptide hormones must be administered more frequently if used therapeutically. They cannot be administered by mouth since they would be degraded in the digestive tract. Synthesis and secretion of hormones is highly regulated by both positive- and negative-feedback circuits. Dependent on, for example, the blood ﬂow to a target organ or group of target cells. Like all biomolecules, chemical messengers have characteristic rates of decay and biological half-lives, and are metabolised and excreted from the body through several routes. Hierarchical control and feedback control, both positive and negative, are a fundamental feature of endocrine systems (Figure 13. It can be caused by exoge- nous administration of glucocorticoids or by adrenal adenoma, carcinoma or nodular hyperplasia. Hormone biosynthetic cells are typically of a specialised cell type, residing within a particular endocrine or exocrine gland. Endocrine hormones are secreted (released) directly into the bloodstream, while exocrine hormones are secreted directly into a duct, and from the duct they either ﬂow into the bloodstream or ﬂow from cell to cell by diffusion in a process known as paracrine signalling. In humans, eicosanoids are local hormones that are released by most cells, act on those same cells or nearby cells (i. They exert complex control over many bodily systems, mainly in inﬂammation or immunity, and act as messengers in the central nervous system. Most eicosanoid receptors are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. The term ‘cytokine’ encompasses a large and diverse family of polypeptide regulators that are produced widely throughout the body by cells of diverse embryological origin. Historically, the term ‘cytokine’ has been used to refer to the immunomodulating agents (interleukins, interferons, etc. Classic protein hormones circulate in nanomolar (10−9) concentrations that usually vary by less than one order of magnitude. The widespread distribution of cellular sources for cytokines may be a feature that differentiates them from hormones. Virtually all nucleated cells, but especially endo/epithelial cells and resident macrophages, are potent producers of certain cytokines.
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When sternal infections occur, thoracoscopy, performed under conscious seda- signiﬁcant thoracic instability results in deleterious tion using nondisposable rigid instruments, is still effects reﬂected in decreased lung volumes and commonly used in Europe as a means of diagnosing respiratory muscle endurance. The procedure still requires general • their inability to support their required Ve post- anesthesia, unilateral lung ventilation, and lack of operatively. Astute assessment of the patient for signiﬁcant pleural adhesions that would prevent diaphragmatic dysfunction, thoracic instability, safe insertion of instruments through small (2 cm) pulmonary edema (which may be radiographi- intercostal incisions. This has become the pressure ventilation) and nonpulmonary sources diagnostic procedure of choice for patients with of increased ventilatory requirements is important. The diagnosis is suspected when persis- an adequate airway are the major causes of death tent barotrauma and air leaks persist following in one third of these injuries. Early surgical repair • increase in cardiac output, Vo2, and carbon diox- is usually required except for small tears (less than ide production, along with a decrease in systemic one third the circumference of the bronchus or vascular resistance and oxygen extraction relative trachea). It is believed that the posttrau- a double-lumen tube or use of high-frequency jet matic “stress” results from cytokine release from ventilation prior to repair. The pulmonolo- gist is often involved after the initial resuscitation Pneumothorax and hemothorax are potentially to deal with problems such as hypoxemia (Fig 2) life-threatening complications of chest trauma. This form of barotrauma sivist may also be asked to evaluate the patient for can result from tracheobronchial tears, pneumotho- myocardial injuries or tracheobronchial tears. The Macklin effect involves alveolar Tracheobronchial Tears rupture that results in dissection of air along the bronchovascular sheath (pulmonary interstitial Although uncommon, tracheobronchial tears emphysema) and then into a mediastinum. Airway obstruction Tracheobronchial tear Tension pneumothorax Lung contusion Flail Chest Open pneumothorax Multiple rib fractures Flail chest Cardiac tamponade Massive hemothorax Aortic rupture Rib or sternal fractures are caused by sudden decompression forces. When ﬁrst or second ribs are fractured, as having to avoid permissive hypercarbia) that suspicion is raised for injury to great vessels or to the would otherwise be used. At the present time, the need to be fractured in two or more places that results most accurate test for the diagnosis of myocardial in an unstable segment of the chest wall that para- injury is either surface or transesophageal echo- doxes inward during inspiration because of negative cardiography. An chest can be delayed if the patient is only examined echocardiogram is able to image wall motion as well while receiving ventilation with positive pressure. Therefore, that speciﬁcally avoided any underlying pulmonary familiarity with traditional surgical ﬁelds, such as contusion, no signiﬁcant changes in rib cage distor- trauma, cardiac surgery, and thoracic surgery is tion or oxygenation occurred in the experimental essential for the care of our patients. Therefore, it was concluded that the hypoxemia that accompanies a ﬂail chest is due to underlying pulmonary contusion and other associated injuries Annotated Bibliography and not to internal rebreathing (Fig 2). 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Clinical relevance of The effusions were lymphocytic ( 80% lymphocytes) and often angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms to resulted in ﬁbrosis and occasional trapped lungs. Thorax 1990; 45:465–468 922–927 Thoracic wall discoordination was documented by magnetom- The presence of a speciﬁc haplotype in the promoter region of eters in 9 of 16 patients 1 week postoperatively. Key words: circadian rhythm; polysomnography; sleep; sleep deprivation; sleep homeostasis; sleep physiology Sleep-Wake Regulation Two basic intrinsic components interact to regulate the timing and consolidation of sleep and Sleep is a complex reversible state characterized wake: sleep homeostasis, which is dependent on by both behavioral quiescence and diminished the sleep-wake cycle, and circadian rhythm, which responsiveness to external stimuli. Neuroscience of Sleep Sleep homeostasis is defined as increasing sleep pressure related to the duration of previous Neural systems generating wakefulness wakefulness: the longer a person is awake, the include the ascending reticular formation in the sleepier one becomes. In con- (wake-maintenance zones), namely in the late trast, only metabolic control is present during morning and early evening; there are also two sleep. Compared with levels during wakefulness, circadian troughs in alertness (increased sleep there is a decrease in both Pao and arterial oxygen 2 propensity) in the early morning and early saturation (Sao ) and an increase in Paco during 2 2 midafternoon. Retinal photoreceptors are most acterized by periodic breathing, with episodes of sensitive to shorter-wavelength light (450 to 500 hypopnea and hyperpnea. Nocturnal sleep typically occurs dur- of others decrease during sleep (eg, cortisol, insulin, ing the decreasing phase of the temperature and thyroid-stimulating hormone). Several physiologic parameters become increased during sleep deprivation, including subjective and objective sleepiness, sympathetic Musculoskeletal System activity, insulin resistance, and levels of cortisol and ghrelin. Two patterns of eye move- current and direct current ampliﬁers and ﬁlters that ments can often be seen: slow rolling eye move- are used to record physiologic variables during ments that occur during drowsiness when eyes are sleep. Derivation consists voltage between two electrodes and can either be of one electrode below and one electrode above the bipolar, ie, when two standard electrodes are mandible. With nasal air pressure of the brain (F [frontal], C [central], O [occipital], monitoring, inspiratory ﬂow signals show a pla- and M [mastoid]), and a numerical subscript, with teau (ﬂattening) with obstructive events or reduced odd numbers representing left-sided electrodes, but rounded signal with central events. Event precedes an Polysomnographic features of many primary arousal, and does not meet criteria for either sleep, medical, neurologic and psychiatric disor- apneas or hypopneas. Smoking is not allowed medications, whereas the low sleep input pattern prior to each nap trial, and persons should not often accompanies disorders presenting with drink caffeine or engage in vigorous physical insomnia or use of stimulant medications. Epworth Sleepiness Scale The multiple sleep latency test consists of 4 or 5 nap opportunities performed every 2 h, The degree of sleepiness is often subjectively with each nap trial lasting 20 min in duration. Sleep onset latency out a break, (e) lying down to rest in the afternoon, is recorded as 20 min if no sleep occurs during (f) sitting and talking to someone, (g) sitting quietly a nap trial. Each nap trial is terminated after 20 after lunch without drinking alcohol, and min if no sleep is recorded; if sleep is noted, the (h) stopped in a car for a few minutes in trafﬁc. Practice parameters disorders, including dementia and Parkinson for clinical use of the multiple sleep latency test disease; psychiatric disorders, such as depression; and the maintenance of wakefulness test. Air- despite the presence of respiratory efforts caused way size is also inﬂuenced by lung volume, which by partial or complete upper-airway occlusion 1 decreases during sleep. Complex sleep apnea is characterized by sites of upper-airway obstruction are behind the central apneas that develop or become more palate (retropalatal), behind the tongue (retrolin- frequent during continuous positive airway gual), or both. Hormone- ory); erectile dysfunction; gastroesophageal reﬂux; replacement therapy has been suggested for post- nocturia; driving and work-related accidents; menopausal women; however, data regarding its impaired school and work performance; and efﬁcacy for this indication are inconsistent. Finally, noninva- as the result of aerophagia; or chest discomfort and sive positive pressure ventilation is indicated for tightness, many of which may result in the patient cases of persistent sleep-related hypoventilation discontinuing therapy. Factors oral devices; and tongue-retaining devices which, predicting the need for heated humidification by securing the tongue in a soft bulb located ante- include the following: (1) age 60 years, (2) use of rior to the teeth, hold the tongue in an anterior drying medications, (3) presence of chronic muco- position. In addition, mandibular reposi- should be considered whenever there is doubt tioners should not be used in persons with inad- about a person’s degree of sleepiness. Nasal septo- resistance accompanied by increased or constant plasty, polyp removal, and turbinectomy are used respiratory effort and arousals from sleep. Uvulopalatopharyngoglossoplasty and arousals and are followed by less negative esoph- maxillomandibular advancement increase the ret- ageal pressure excursions as airflow increases rolingual, retropalatal, and transpalatal airway. Nasal pressure monitoring dem- Finally, tracheotomy can be used to bypass the onstrates inspiratory flattening followed by a narrow upper airway and is the only surgical pro- rounded contour during arousals. Practice hypoventilation developing during sleep, includ- parameters for the use of autotitrating continuous ing a decrease in minute ventilation and/or tidal positive airway pressure devices for titrating pres- volume, abnormal ventilation/perfusion relation- sures and treating adult patients with obstructive ships, or changes in ventilatory chemosensitivity sleep apnea syndrome: An update for 2007. Key words: circadian rhythm sleep disorders; insomnia; nar- colepsy; parasomnias; restless legs syndrome; sleepiness Insomnia Insomnia is characterized by repeated difﬁculty with either falling or staying asleep that is associ- The differential diagnoses of excessive sleepiness 1 ated with impairment of daytime function. Persons with insomnia have an increased risk Likewise, there is no daytime napping or impair- of psychiatric illness developing, such as major ment of daytime functioning. Other consequences of insomnia include fatigue, cognitive impairment, impaired academic Psychophysiologic Insomnia and occupational performance, diminished quality of life, and greater health-care utilization. Causes Classifcation consist of rumination and intrusive thoughts, increased agitation and muscle tone, and learned Forms of insomnia can be classiﬁed, based on maladaptive sleep-preventing behavior, such as duration of sleep disturbance, as transient if the excessive anxiety about the inability to sleep. Another useful distinction person’s own bed and bedroom, with better sleep classiﬁes the causes of sleep disturbance into pri- being described when attempted in another mary or comorbid insomnia. In this syndrome, sleep disturbance is a result Common Medications That Can Cause of an identiﬁable acute stressor, such as a momen- Insomnia tous life event, change in the sleep environment, or an acute illness. Sleep improves with resolution Many medications can cause insomnia; the of acute stressor or when adaptation to the stressor most common include antidepressants such as develops. Short-acting niques address both somatic and cognitive hyper- agents are usually used for sleep-onset insomnia, arousal and reduce them by progressive muscle intermediate-acting agents for concurrent sleep- relaxation (ie, sequential tensing and relaxing of onset and sleep-maintenance insomnia, and long- various muscle groups), biofeedback, or guided acting and extra-long-acting agents for early imagery. Many adverse effects are associated with the Stimulus control strengthens the association of use of benzodiazepines, including (1) rebound bedroom and bedtime to a conditioned response daytime anxiety, especially with short-acting for sleep. Patients are instructed to use the bed only agents; (2) residual daytime sleepiness with long- for sleep or sex, lie down to sleep only when sleepy, acting agents; (3) cognitive and psychomotor get out of bed and go to another room if unable to impairment; (4) development of tolerance deﬁned fall asleep, engage in a restful activity, and return as the need for increasingly higher dosages to to bed only when sleepy. Duration of action varies, with zaleplon accidents, impaired work and academic perfor- having the shortest, zolpidem having an interme- mance, and mood disorder. Compared with conventional insufﬁcient sleep syndrome, idiopathic hypersom- benzodiazepines, this class of agents have a similar nia, and recurrent hypersomnia. Sleepiness can hypnotic action; possess no muscle relaxant, anti- also be caused by a variety of medical disorders or convulsant, or anxiolytic properties; and are by drugs or substance use. Ramelteon is a melatonin receptor agonist with Narcolepsy is a neurologic disorder character- selectivity for the suprachiasmatic nucleus mela- ized by the clinical tetrad of excessive sleepiness, tonin receptor.