Meditation Tinnitus

Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.


Tinnitus is one of the most common medical issues in the world. It is an affliction that leaves some people debilitated while others are barely phased about it. Tinnitus is something that proves the power of mind over matter. If your mind is significantly disciplined, then even a bad case of tinnitus will not cause you to suffer. If you want to know the key to dealing with the problem, it is using meditation tinnitus. Here is a look at the ways you can use meditation tinnitus to deal with the ringing in your ears.

How It Works

When people suffer from tinnitus over a long period of time, the brain usually learns how to adapt to the constant ringing. The brain will develop a natural filter that prevents you from noticing that your ears are ringing. Even though the tinnitus signals are still going to your brain, the brain keeps your conscious mind from noticing the sensation.

Make You Go Mad

Some people’s brains develop this protective mechanism more readily than others. For some unfortunate tinnitus sufferers, their brains never learn how to filter out the noise. With a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears, it is enough to make you go crazy.

People will look for all sorts of ways to drown out the sounds of tinnitus when their brains fail to protect them from the buzzing. They play loud music, constantly have the TV turned on or look for other background noises to drown out the tinnitus.

Try Meditation Tinnitus Instead

Instead of drowning out the sounds of tinnitus, you can simply learn to accept them. Though that may sound impossible, it is entirely achievable with the power of mindfulness meditation. Instead of trying to run away from the sounds, using meditation tinnitus means you actually focus on the sounds. You will listen to them gratefully and appreciate being mindful and in the moment as you accept what is happening.

If you can learn how to do this, then your tinnitus will no longer seem like a problem to you. You will simply look at it is something that is happening without judging it to be good or bad. That is the power of mindfulness meditation. It is not something that happens overnight, but with practice you can learn how to use meditation to handle your tinnitus. Meditation tinnitus is a smart way to face a difficult situation.


Sevoflurane attenuates systemic inflammation compared with propofol, but does not modulate neuro-inflammation: A laboratory rat study.

BACKGROUND: Septic encephalopathy is believed to be a result of neuro-inflammation possibly triggered by endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Modulation of the immune system is a property of volatile anaesthetics.

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the systemic and cerebral inflammatory response in a LPS-induced sepsis model in rats. We compared two different sedation strategies, intravenous propofol and the volatile anaesthetic sevoflurane, with the hypothesis that the latter may attenuate neuro-inflammatory processes.

DESIGN: Laboratory rat study.

SETTING: Basic research laboratories at the University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich Irchel between August 2014 and June 2016.

PATIENTS: A total of 32 adult male Wistar rats.

INTERVENTIONS: After tracheotomy and mechanical ventilation, the anaesthetised rats were monitored before sepsis was induced by using intravenous LPS or phosphate-buffered saline as control. Rats were sedated with propofol (10 mg kg-1 h-1) or sevoflurane (2 vol%) continuously for 12 h.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Systemic inflammatory markers such as cytokine-induced neutrophil chemo-attractant protein 1, monocyte chemo-tactic protein-1 and IL-6 were determined. The same cytokines were measured in brain tissue. Cellular response in the brain was assessed by defining neutrophil accumulation with myeloperoxidase and also activation of microglia with ionised calcium-binding adaptor molecule-1 and astrocytes with glial fibrillary acidic protein. Finally, brain injury was determined.

RESULTS: Animals were haemodynamically stable in both sedation groups treated with LPS. Blood cytokine peak values were lower in the sevoflurane-LPS compared with propofol-LPS animals. In brain tissue of LPS animals, chemoattractant protein-1 was the only significantly increased cytokine (P = 0.003), however with no significance between propofol and sevoflurane. After LPS challenge, cerebral accumulation of neutrophils was observed. Microglia activation was pronounced in the hippocampus of animals treated with LPS (P = 0.006). LPS induced prominent astrogliosis (P

ASCT2 regulates glutamine uptake and cell growth in endometrial carcinoma

ASCT2 regulates glutamine uptake and cell growth in endometrial carcinoma

Oncogenesis 6,
e367 (July 2017). doi:10.1038/oncsis.2017.70

Authors: A D Marshall, M van Geldermalsen, N J Otte, T Lum, M Vellozzi, A Thoeng, A Pang, R Nagarajah, B Zhang, Q Wang, L Anderson, J E J Rasko & J Holst

MeCP2, a target of miR-638, facilitates gastric cancer cell proliferation through activation of the MEK1/2–ERK1/2 signaling pathway by upregulating GIT1

MeCP2, a target of miR-638, facilitates gastric cancer cell proliferation through activation of the MEK1/2–ERK1/2 signaling pathway by upregulating GIT1

Oncogenesis 6,
e368 (July 2017). doi:10.1038/oncsis.2017.60

Authors: L Y Zhao, D D Tong, M Xue, H L Ma, S Y Liu, J Yang, Y X Liu, B Guo, L Ni, L Y Liu, Y N Qin, L M Wang, X G Zhao & C Huang

miR-151a induces partial EMT by regulating E-cadherin in NSCLC cells

miR-151a induces partial EMT by regulating E-cadherin in NSCLC cells

Oncogenesis 6,
e366 (July 2017). doi:10.1038/oncsis.2017.66

Authors: I Daugaard, K J Sanders, A Idica, K Vittayarukskul, M Hamdorf, J D Krog, R Chow, D Jury, L L Hansen, H Hager, P Lamy, C L Choi, D Agalliu, D G Zisoulis & I M Pedersen

Quadratus Lumborum Block Versus Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Children Undergoing Low Abdominal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Background and Objectives: Truncal blocks have a place within multimodal analgesia techniques in abdominal surgery. The quadratus lumborum block is a new abdominal truncal block used for somatic analgesia of both the upper and lower abdomen. In this prospective, double-blind, randomized study, we aimed to compare quadratus lumborum block and transversus abdominis plane block in pediatric patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery.

Methods: Fifty-three children undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair or orchiopexy surgery were randomized into 2 groups: transversus abdominis plane block and quadratus lumborum block. All blocks were performed under general anesthesia before surgery. Pain levels were assessed using an FLACC (Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability) scale.

Results: The study included 50 patients, after excluding 3 patients who were not eligible. The number of patients who required analgesia in the first 24 hours postoperatively was significantly lower in the quadratus lumborum block group (P

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Simulation Training: A Systematic Review.

Background and Objectives: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) has become the criterion standard of regional anesthesia practice. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia teaching programs often use simulation, and guidelines have been published to help guide URGA education. This systematic review aimed to examine the effectiveness of simulation-based education for the acquisition and maintenance of competence in UGRA.

Methods: Studies identified in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ERIC were included if they assessed simulation-based UGRA teaching with outcomes measured at Kirkpatrick level 2 (knowledge and skills), 3 (transfer of learning to the workplace), or 4 (patient outcomes). Two authors independently reviewed all identified references for eligibility, abstracted data, and appraised quality.

Results: After screening 176 citations and 45 full-text articles, 12 studies were included. Simulation-enhanced training improved knowledge acquisition (Kirkpatrick level 2) when compared with nonsimulation training. Seven studies measuring skill acquisition (Kirkpatrick level 2) found that simulation-enhanced UGRA training was significantly more effective than alternative teaching methods or no intervention. One study measuring transfer of learning into the clinical setting (Kirkpatrick level 3) found no difference between simulation-enhanced UGRA training and non-simulation-based training. However, this study was discontinued early because of technical challenges. Two studies examined patient outcomes (Kirkpatrick level 4), and one of these found that simulation-based UGRA training improved patient outcomes compared with didactic teaching.

Conclusions: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia knowledge and skills significantly improved with simulation training. The acquired UGRA skills may be transferred to the clinical setting; however, further studies are required to confirm these changes translate to improved patient outcomes.

Copyright (C) 2017 by American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

The third ventricle roof: an anatomical study using constructive interference in steady-state magnetic resonance imaging


                <p>The third ventricle roof in vivo has been infrequently explored. The aim of the present study was to delineate the neurovascular structures relevant to the third ventricle roof using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.</p> 

                <p>A total of 78 patients were enrolled in the study. Following initial examinations with conventional MR sequences, the constructive interference in steady-state (CISS) sequence was performed in coronal sections on 67 patients and in sagittal sections on 11 patients.</p> 

                <p>In the coronal sections, the fornices and internal cerebral veins were delineated in all 67 patients. The cross-sectional appearance and size of the fornices were variable, and the relationship between fornices presented as five different types. In 82% of patients, dominance of one relationship type was not found. The diameter of the internal cerebral veins (ICVs) was also variable, and the relationship between ICVs presented as four different types. In 70% of patients, dominance of one relationship type was not found. In 52% of patients, the lower layer of the third ventricle roof was identified as an inhomogeneous membranous structure. In the sagittal sections, the lower layer of the third ventricle roof was delineated as an inhomogeneous linear structure with variable slopes.</p> 

                <p>The third ventricle roof appears highly variable in morphology. Visualization of the third ventricle roof using the CISS sequence may be useful for planning safe and effective surgical maneuvers around the region.</p> 
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