Show Notes for November 20, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Posture and Breathing
  • And Finally, a Story about Efficiency of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Iatrogenic Spinal Infections

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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #530 recorded November 20, 2015.

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Posture and Breathing

Spontaneous respiration influences the body’s center-of-mass when standing. The authors of a recent study published in the journal Gait Posture contend that the healthy postural control system actively adapts to respiration, thereby minimizing its effect on postural sway.

The authors of the study therefore examined the interaction between respiration and postural sway, as measured by center-of-pressure (COP) oscillations, and quantified the extent to which this interaction resulted in “posturo-respiratory synchronization.”

The authors hypothesized that synchronization would be stronger in elderly subjects and those with stroke, and when standing with eyes closed as compared to open, due to alterations in the physiologic mechanisms that normally regulate postural sway.

The strength of posturo-respiratory synchronization was quantified from the regularity of instantaneous phase shifts between extracted respiratory and COP oscillations. Significant posturo-respiratory synchronization was only present in the anterioposterior direction.

These observations suggest that a control system actively regulates the effects of respiration on sagittal-plane postural sway, particularly during eyes-open standing.

As evidenced by increased posturo-respiratory synchronization with advanced age and central lesion, this novel metric may be used as a clinical marker of altered postural control.

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Efficiency of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Iatrogenic Spinal Infections

The aim of a study recently published in the journal Spine, was to reveal the effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in iatrogenic spinal infections intractable to antibiotic therapy alone.

The efficiency of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, which is currently being used in many areas, has been proven in infections in deep and superficial locations and in osteomyelitis. The aim of this study is to reveal effectives of HBO therapy in iatrogenic spinal infections intractable to antibiotic alone therapy.

The study concluded that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a treatment modality, which is safe and efficient as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of infections. It was also seen to be effective in the prevention of revision procedures and instrumentation failures in iatrogenic osteomyelitis cases, which had occurred following spinal instrumentation.

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