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Sonali Sihindi Chapa Gunatilake, Uditha Bulugahapitiya
Myxedema crisis is a life-threatening extreme form of hypothyroidism with a high mortality rate if left untreated. Myxedema crisis is commonly seen in older patients, especially in women, and is associated with signs of hypothyroidism, hypothermia, hyponatraemia, hypercarbia, and hypoxemia. Patients might present with different organ specific symptoms. Seizures are a recognized but rare manifestation of myxedema with a very high mortality rate. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate management may improve the prognosis...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
He Ma, Bingjie Lai, Shanshan Dong, Xinyu Li, Yunfeng Cui, Qianchuang Sun, Wenhua Liu, Wei Jiang, Feng Xu, Hui Lv, Hongyu Han, Zhenxiang Pan
BACKGROUND: This prospective, randomized, and controlled study was performed to determine the benefits of prewarmed infusion in elderly patients who underwent bilateral hip replacement. METHODS: Between September 2015 and April 2016, elderly patients who underwent bilateral hips replacement that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in this study. After inclusion, patients were randomized into one of the study groups: in the control group, patients received an infusion of fluid kept at room temperature (22-23°C); in the warming infusion group, patients received an infusion of fluid warmed using an infusion fluid heating apparatus (35°C)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Usha Gurunathan, Christopher Stonell, Paul Fulbrook
RATIONALE: Elderly patients are at high risk of accidental perioperative hypothermia. The primary objective of this study was to measure the changes in body temperature and the incidence of hypothermia in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study on all adult patients undergoing surgery for fractured neck of femur between December 2013 and July 2014. We monitored their temperatures in different perioperative areas at multiple time points and also noted the warming methods used...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Han-Yeong Jeong, Jun-Young Chang, Kyu Sun Yum, Jeong-Ho Hong, Jin-Heon Jeong, Min-Ju Yeo, Hee-Joon Bae, Moon-Ku Han, Kiwon Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) for the treatment of malignant cerebral edema can decrease mortality rates. However, this benefit is not sufficient to justify its use in elderly patients. We investigated the effects of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on safety, feasibility, and functional outcomes in elderly patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarcts. METHODS: Elderly patients 60 years of age and older with infarcts affecting more than two-thirds of the MCA territory were included...
September 2016: Journal of Stroke
Casper Reske-Nielsen, Ron Medzon
Within the next 15 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be over age 65. $34 billion will be spent yearly on trauma care of this age group. This section covers situations in trauma unique to the geriatric population, who are often under-triaged and have significant injuries underestimated. Topics covered include age-related pathophysiological changes, underlying existing medical conditions and certain daily medications that increase the risk of serious injury in elderly trauma patients. Diagnostic evaluation of this group requires liberal testing, imaging, and a multidisciplinary team approach...
August 2016: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Daniel Carneiro Carrettiero, Fernando Enrique Santiago, Anna Carolina Parracho Motzko-Soares, Maria Camila Almeida
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common dementia in the elderly, is characterized by cognitive impairment and severe autonomic symptoms such as disturbance in core body temperature (Tc), which may be predictors or early events in AD onset. Inclusions of phosphorylated Tau (p-Tau) are a hallmark of AD and other neurodegenerative disorders called "Tauopathies." Animal and human studies show that anesthesia augments p-Tau levels through reduction of Tc, with implications for AD. Additionally, hypothermia impairs memory and cognitive function...
October 2015: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
H Bayir, I Yildiz, F Erdem, U Y Tekelioglu, M E Ozyalvacli, M Bilgi, H Kocoglu
OBJECTIVE: Perioperative inadvertent hypothermia (PIH) (core body temperature to < 36 °C) is a common event during surgery. PIH may result from multiple factors. Elderly urology patients are at greater risk than other patients for hypothermia. PIH may cause adverse postoperative cardiac clinical manifestations. Our study aimed to determine the effects of postoperative alteration of core body temperature on the ECG parameters in patients undergoing transurethral resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-nine patients, 40-83 years of age, who were scheduled for elective Transurethral Resection Prostate and/or Bladder (TUR-P and/or TUR-B) were enrolled in the study...
April 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Timothy J Mader, Brian H Nathanson, Ryan A Coute, Bryan F McNally
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has been recommended for comatose adults recovering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) for a decade. However, TH has never been evaluated in a randomized control trial in patients aged 75 or older. How the administration of TH varies across age groups experiencing an OHCA is unknown. The objective was to describe the use of TH across predefined age groups with an emphasis on geriatric OHCA survivors using data compiled through Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)...
August 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
D Kamp, M Paschali, C Lange-Asschenfeldt
Hypothermia is a potentially life-threatening side effect of antipsychotic drugs, especially those with strong 5-HT2 antagonist properties. However, the exact underlying mechanism is still under debate. We discuss a case of hypothermia following pipamperone treatment in an elderly female inpatient with Alzheimer's disease, which occurred at day 4 after medication onset and vanished after dose reduction. Thus, this case demonstrates 1) the importance of monitoring body temperature even in low-potency antipsychotics, at least in the elderly, and 2) that in some cases, dose reduction may be a sufficient countermeasure...
September 2016: Pharmacopsychiatry
Fabrizio Sansone, Alessandro Morgante, Fabrizio Ceresa, Giovanni Salamone, Francesco Patanè
BACKGROUND: "Type A" acute aortic dissection (AAAD) is the most challenging among the emergency operations in cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the role of acute renal failure (ARF) in postoperative survival of patients operated for AAAD. METHODS: From February 2010 to April 2012, 37 consecutive patients were operated at our department for AAAD. We studied our population by subdividing the patients within groups according to the presence of ARF requiring continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) and according to hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) times and degrees...
June 2015: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
Nichole E Bosson, Amy H Kaji, William J Koenig, James T Niemann
Old age is considered a negative prognostic factor after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The purpose of this study was to assess the benefit of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on survival and neurologic outcome in the elderly. This is a retrospective study of patients treated for OHCA from April 2011 to August 2013 in a regional cardiac system. Patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) are directed to designated cardiac receiving centers with established TH protocols. The decision to initiate TH is determined by the treating physician...
June 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
David C Lee, Silas W Smith, Brendan G Carr, Kelly M Doran, Ian Portelli, Corita R Grudzen, Lewis R Goldfrank
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the geographic distribution of post-Hurricane Sandy emergency department use in administrative flood evacuation zones of New York City. METHODS: Using emergency claims data, we identified significant deviations in emergency department use after Hurricane Sandy. Using time-series analysis, we analyzed the frequency of visits for specific conditions and comorbidities to identify medically vulnerable populations who developed acute postdisaster medical needs...
June 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Youn Yi Jo, Young Jin Chang, Yong Beom Kim, Sehwan Lee, Hyun Jeong Kwak
PURPOSE: Elderly patients under spinal anesthesia are vulnerable to hypothermia, leading to increased morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of preoperative forced-air warming on perioperative hypothermia and shivering in elderly patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) under spinal anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (> 65-year-old) scheduled for TURP under spinal anesthesia were randomly assigned to receive preoperative forced-air skin warming for 20 min (the pre-warmed group, n = 25) or not (control group, n = 25)...
September 2015: Urology Journal
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BACKGROUND: Little is known about recent changes in pre- and in-hospital treatments and outcomes for elderly patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: We compared data collected for the SOS-KANTO study in 2002 and 2012. We included patients aged ≥65 years who experienced OHCA of cardiac aetiology. The primary endpoint was favourable neurological outcomes 1 month after cardiac arrest. RESULTS: A total of 8,964 (2002 vs...
December 2015: Resuscitation
Hesham R Omar, Collin Sprenker, Gerardo Bosco, Devanand Mangar, Enrico M Camporesi
Drowning is a main cause of accidental death among children and adolescents worldwide. Ischemic electrocardiographic (ECG) changes are often encountered in victims of near drowning. We reviewed the literature for near drowning cases reporting ischemic ECG changes to study the underlying etiology for these findings. Among the 8 cases included in the analysis, ischemic ECG changes were due to takotsubo cardiomyopathy (in elderly cases especially females); coronary artery spasm (in younger cases); or hypothermia effect on ECG; and, to a lesser extent, myocardial ischemia resulting from occlusive coronary artery disease...
October 2015: Journal of Critical Care
Raquel Baeta-Corral, Ruti Defrin, Chagi G Pick, Lydia Giménez-Llort
Despite the impact of pain in cognitive dysfunctions and affective disorders has been largely studied, the research that examines pain dimensions in cognitive impairment or dementia is still scarce. In patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias, management of pain is challenging. While the sensory-discriminative dimension of pain is preserved, the cognitive-evaluative and the affective-motivational pain dimensions are affected. Due to the complexity of the disease and the poor self-reports, pain is underdiagnosed and undertreated...
July 23, 2015: Neuroscience Letters
Youn Yi Jo, Yong Beom Kim, Dongchul Lee, Young Jin Chang, Hyun Jeong Kwak
BACKGROUND: The elderly are vulnerable to hypothermia and have a higher risk of cardiovascular events induced by marked increases in oxygen consumption due to shivering. Five-hydroxytryptamine-3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists have been previously reported to reduce post-anesthesia shivering. AIM: In the present study, the authors investigated the effects of palonosetron, a new-generation 5-HT3 antagonist, on core hypothermia and the incidence of shivering after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in elderly patients...
February 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Rajeev Singh, Veena Asthana, Jagdish P Sharma, Shobha Lal
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia is a frequent observation in elderly males undergoing transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) under spinal anesthesia. The use of irrigating fluids at room temperature results in a decrease body temperature. Warmed irrigating solutions have shown to reduce heat loss and the resultant shivering. Such investigation was not much tried in low resource settings. AIM: To compare the resultant change in core temperature and hemodynamic changes among patients undergoing TURP surgery under spinal anesthesia using warm and room temperature irrigation fluids...
May 2014: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Tobias Cronberg, Gisela Lilja, Janneke Horn, Jesper Kjaergaard, Matt P Wise, Tommaso Pellis, Jan Hovdenes, Yvan Gasche, Anders Åneman, Pascal Stammet, David Erlinge, Hans Friberg, Christian Hassager, Michael Kuiper, Michael Wanscher, Frank Bosch, Julius Cranshaw, Gian-Reto Kleger, Stefan Persson, Johan Undén, Andrew Walden, Per Winkel, Jørn Wetterslev, Niklas Nielsen
IMPORTANCE: Brain injury affects neurologic function and quality of life in survivors after cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of 2 target temperature regimens on long-term cognitive function and quality of life after cardiac arrest. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this multicenter, international, parallel group, assessor-masked randomized clinical trial performed from November 11, 2010, through January 10, 2013, we enrolled 950 unconscious adults with cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac cause from 36 intensive care units in Europe and Australia...
June 2015: JAMA Neurology
Matthew Morgan, Liliana Schwartz, Johan Duflou
Death due to accidental primary hypothermia in cold climates is relatively common, with previous case series reflecting this. In contrast, hypothermia-related death as a result of an underlying medical cause, such as a brain tumor, is rare. The literature clearly illustrates a theoretical causal relationship between brain neoplasms and hypothermia through the infiltration of the hypothalamus; however, the number of reported cases is minimal. Two cases are presented where autopsy confirmed hypothermia as the cause of death with both cases revealing widespread glioblastoma multiforme in the brain...
March 2015: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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