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Osho Dynamic Meditation's Effect on Serum Cortisol Level. 📎

Abstract Title: Osho Dynamic Meditation's Effect on Serum Cortisol Level. Abstract Source: J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Nov ;10(11):CC05-CC08. Epub 2016 Nov 1. PMID: 28050359 Abstract Author(s): Anuj Bansal, Ashish Mittal, Vikas Seth Article Affiliation: Anuj Bansal Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dynamic meditation is one of the most popular active meditation, introduced by an Indian mystic Osho in 1970. This one hour meditation consists of five stages: Deep fast chaotic breathing, catharsis, using a mantra"Hoo", silence, and dancing. A previous study observed that Osho dynamic meditation causes decrease in several psychopathological variables such as aggressive behaviour, anxiety and depression. However, it is not objectively established that the dynamic meditation has an anti-stress effect. AIM: To find out the effect of Osho dynamic meditation on the serum cortisol levels (cortisol is an indicator of stress) and therefore to observe whether it has any anti-stress effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An experimental study was planned doing the dynamic meditation empty stomach in morning at 6 to 7 am every day for 21 days from 1(st) March 2015 to 21(st) March 2015 at Lucknow. Twenty healthy volunteers between 20 to 50 years (14 males and 6 females) participated in the study. Serum cortisol level was estimated from the blood samples collected in the morning one day prior (baseline) and post-meditation on the 21(st) day of the study. The difference between mean cortisol levels of the baseline and post-meditation groups were tested for significance by applying the paired t-test. RESULTS: Sixteen volunteers out of the 20 completed the study while four dropped out due to their health and personal reasons. The serum cortisol levels were decreased in all the 16 participants on 21(st) day as compared to the baseline levels and the decline in the mean cortisol level was highly significant (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: The results of the study showed a significant reduction in plasma cortisol levels when the participants were tested after 21 days of meditation; it can be concluded that the Osho dynamic meditation produces anti-stress effects. The mechanism of action could primarily be attributed to the release of repressed emotions and psychological inhibitions and traumas. Thus, dynamic meditation could be recommended for the amelioration of stress and stress related physical and mental disorders. More clinical studies should be done on dynamic meditation to prove its efficacy and become an approved therapy in hospitals. Article Published Date : Oct 31, 2016
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Lung Transplantation from Donors after Circulatory Death: United States and Single Center Experience.

Related Articles Lung Transplantation from Donors after Circulatory Death: United States and Single Center Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep 08;: Authors: Villavicencio MA, Axtell AL, Spencer PJ, Heng EE, Kilmarx S, Dalpozzal N, Funamoto M, Roy N, Osho A, Melnitchouk S, D'Alessandro DA, Tolis G, Astor T Abstract BACKGROUND: Lung transplants from Donors after Circulatory Death (DCD) have been scarcely used in the United States. Concerns about the warm ischemic injury, resource mal-utilization due to the uncertain timing of death, and public scrutiny may be some factors involved. METHODS: Survival for recipients of a Donation after Brain Death (DBD) versus DCD was analyzed using the UNOS and our institutional database. A propensity-matching and Cox regression analysis was performed for 25 characteristics. Primary graft dysfunction metrics were compared. RESULTS: A total of 389 out of 20,905 (2%) lung transplants were performed using DCDs in the US, and 15 out of 128 (12%) at our institution. Five and 10-year survival for DBDs was 55% and 30%, and for DCDs was 59% and 33%. Propensity-matched analysis of 311 DBD/DCD pairs did not demonstrate any difference in survival. On Cox regression, DCD was not associated with impaired survival. Male gender, Karnofsky >50, double lung transplant, and transplant year were predictors of improved survival. Age, creatinine, pulmonary fibrosis, retransplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, allocation score, and donor age were predictors of worse survival. Primary graft dysfunction at time 0 was worse for recipients of DCDs (p=0.005), but equivalent at 24, 48, and 72 hours. CONCLUSIONS: DCD lung transplants remain underutilized in the United States. Nevertheless, survival is similar to DBD. Primary graft dysfunction metrics for DCDs are worse than DBDs on intensive care arrival but improved subsequently. PMID: 30205113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]