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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321120/evaluating-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Christina Le, Frank Chu, Ronald Dunlay, Julian Villar, Peter Fedullo, Gabriel Wardi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and cause of inadequate initial antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department (ED), characterize its impact on patient outcomes, and identify patients who would benefit from an alternative initial empiric regimen. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted between 2012 and 2015 in which 342 patients with culture-positive severe sepsis or septic shock who received initial vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam were reviewed to determine appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy, risk factors for inappropriate use, and outcome data...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306264/management-of-right-main-bronchial-rupture-with-a-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-in-a-patient-with-blunt-chest-trauma
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Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298686/a-single-center-experience-with-12-consecutive-cases-of-pregnancy-among-patients-with-membranous-ventricular-septal-aneurysm
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Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Yong You
BACKGROUND: Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism, arrhythmia, rupture, bacterial endocarditis, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and atrioventricular valve diseases.The success rate of pregnancy and delivery in patients with MVSA has not been reported in the literature. This study was to assess the clinical implications of this condition from our center's experience...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291539/management-dilemma-of-cholecysto-colonic-fistula-case-report
#4
Waleed Gibreel, Lawrence L Greiten, Ahmed Alsayed, Henry J Schiller
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystocolonic fistula is a rare condition and is found in roughly 1 in every 10,000. It represents 6.3% to 26.5% of all cholecystenteric fistulas (Chowbey et al., 2006; Angrisani et al., 2001; Yamashita et al., 1997). Cholecystocolonic fistula is the second most common intestinal fistula after cholecystoduodenal fistula (Costi et al., 2009). Rarity of this condition, atypical presentation, diagnostic and management challenges, makes it a unique surgical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year old male presented with progressive abdominal distension and diarrhea...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259861/inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-of-the-gastric-antrum-presenting-as-hypovolemic-shock-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kyle D Klingbeil, Alexandra Balaban, Raymond M Fertig, A Caresse Gamret, Yuna Gong, Carolyn Torres, Shevonne S Satahoo
Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFP) are an extremely rare entity that arise within the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and represent less than 0.1% of all gastric polyps. They are most commonly localized to the gastric antrum, small intestines and recto-sigmoid colon. IFPs are most commonly found incidentally upon endoscopic evaluation in the absence of symptoms. Presenting symptoms depend on the location of the tumor, although polyps located in the stomach most commonly present with epigastric pain and early satiety...
November 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249687/male-incontinence-the-etiology-or-basis-of-treatment
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REVIEW
Austin G Hester, Alexander Kretschmer, Gopal Badlani
CONTEXT: Elderly men are an increasing proportion of the aging population in the 21st century. Urinary incontinence reduces the quality of life and increases the burden of care for the aging population. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this review is to explore the etiopathology of common causes of incontinence in aging male patients. The focus is on the algorithm of the initial evaluation of these patients from both a primary care and a urologic standpoint. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A nonsystematic review of the literature was performed in September 2017...
December 14, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234530/a-prospective-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-diuretics-on-shockwave-lithotripsy-of-calculi
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Sagar Sabharwal, L Jeyaseelan, Arabind Panda, Lionel Gnanaraj, Nitin S Kekre, Antony Devasia
Objective: To assess the effect of diuretics with shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on the treatment of renal and upper ureteric calculi. Patients and methods: Adult patients with a solitary non-obstructive radio-opaque renal or upper ureteric calculus with normal renal function were included. They were prospectively randomised to receive either SWL with placebo or SWL with diuretics (40 mg parenteral furosemide) in a double-blind manner with a sample size of 48 patients in each arm...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203713/therapeutic-potential-of-heat-shock-protein-induction-for-muscular-dystrophy-and-other-muscle-wasting-conditions
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REVIEW
Savant S Thakur, Kristy Swiderski, James G Ryall, Gordon S Lynch
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe of the muscular dystrophies, a group of inherited myopathies caused by different genetic mutations leading to aberrant expression or complete absence of cytoskeletal proteins. Dystrophic muscles are prone to injury, and regenerate poorly after damage. Remorseless cycles of muscle fibre breakdown and incomplete repair lead to progressive and severe muscle wasting, weakness and premature death. Many other conditions are similarly characterized by muscle wasting, including sarcopenia, cancer cachexia, sepsis, denervation, burns, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199880/exposure-to-cigarette-smoke-extract-and-lipopolysaccharide-modifies-cytoskeleton-organization-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Claudia D'Anna, Diego Cigna, Caterina Di Sano, Serena Di Vincenzo, Paola Dino, Maria Ferraro, Luca Bini, Laura Bianchi, Francesca Di Gaudio, Mark Gjomarkaj, Elisabetta Pace
The integrity of the respiratory epithelium is crucial for airway homeostasis. Tobacco smoke exposure and recurrent infections of the airways play a crucial role in the progression and in the decline of the respiratory function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to detect differentially expressed proteins in a bronchial epithelial cell line (16-HBE) stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a constituent of gram-negative bacteria, alone and/or in combination, by using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) analysis coupled with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
December 4, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181216/endovascular-repair-with-a-stent-graft-in-a-patient-with-aortoduodenal-fistula-after-radiation-therapy
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Kazuhiko Morikawa, Hirokazu Ashida, Yosuke Nozawa, Kenji Motohashi, Takao Igarashi, Hiroya Ojiri, Yuji Kanaoka, Takao Ohki
Primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) is a direct communication between the abdominal aorta and the gastrointestinal tract without any previous vascular intervention and represents a rare but critical cause of repeated and massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Primary ADF often occurs as a result of atherosclerotic aneurysm and infection, but ADF involving a normal-size aorta is rare; furthermore, ADF related to radiation therapy is extremely rare. We present the case of a 56-year-old man with a history of bowel obstruction due to radiation enteritis who was admitted with severe hematemesis and hemorrhagic shock...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175281/predicting-survival-in-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-the-heart-failure-meta-score
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Ana C Alba, Stephen D Walter, Gordon H Guyatt, Wayne C Levy, Jiming Fang, Heather J Ross, Douglas S Lee
BACKGROUND: Prognostic evaluation in heart failure (HF) is important to predict future events and decide timely management. Many HF patients are treated with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This study aimed to validate a meta-analytically-derived prognostic score to predict survival in ICD-HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The HF Meta-Score includes 14 independent mortality predictors identified in a meta-analysis, including age, sex, ethnicity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, ischemic cardiomyopathy, history of heart failure admission, NYHA class, left ventricular ejection fraction, renal function, QRS duration, secondary prevention indication and ICD shocks...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169658/-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-4%C3%A2-cases
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F Smaoui, M Koubaa, K Rekik, Y Mejdoub, S Mezghani, I Maaloul, A Hammami, C Marrakchi, M Ben Jemaa
BACKGROUND: Symmetric peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a symmetrical distal ischemic lesion on at least 2 or more extremities in the absence of proximal arterial obstruction and vasculitis. It is a rare and severe clinical entity. The aim of this study was to describe clinical symptoms, etiological agents and the management of SPG through a series of 4 cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included all cases of SPG hospitalized between 2000 and 2014. The inclusion criterion was the presence of distal ischemic damage at two or more sites in the absence of large vessel obstruction...
November 20, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140803/use-of-postmortem-computed-tomography-to-detect-bowel-obstruction-and-its-relationship-to-the-cause-of-death
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Dominic Gascho, Sarah Schaerli, Lucile Tuchtan-Torrents, Michael J Thali, Guillaume Gorincour
Bowel distension frequently indicates bowel obstruction, which is a common diagnosis in clinical radiology. Typically, symptoms and complaints lead to radiological examinations and the detection of the etiology. Untreated intestinal obstructions can lead to a fatal outcome through cardiac failure due to septic shock. Certain of these cases undergo medicolegal investigations depending on the case history, the condition of the decedent, the location of the finding, or recent visits to medical professionals. Computed tomography (CT) is a recommended method in clinical radiology for the detection of bowel obstruction, which is indicated by bowel distension and further radiological signs (eg, the whirl sign, which indicates a volvulus)...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137105/urgent-laparoscopic-ureterolithotomy-for-proximal-ureter-stones-accompanied-with-obstructive-pyelonephritis-is-it-safe-and-effective-without-preoperative-drainage
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Huan Yang, Xiao Yu, Ejun Peng, Cong Li, Lei Cui, Xing Zeng, Shen Wang, Chao Wei, Zhihua Wang, Xiaolin Guo, Zhiqiang Chen, Zhangqun Ye, Shaogang Wang, Chenming Zhao
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RLU) in the treatment of proximal ureteral stones accompanied with obstructive pyelonephritis without preoperative drainage.We retrospectively reviewed 21 cases of proximal ureteral stones with infected kidney undergoing RLU between July 2013 and September 2016. Stone-induced obstructive infected hydronephrosis was diagnosed using blood and urine tests and imaging modalities. Empirical effective broad spectrum antibiotic therapy was initiated immediately, and then urgent RLU was performed without preoperative drainage...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128300/enteral-versus-parenteral-early-nutrition-in-ventilated-adults-with-shock-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-open-label-parallel-group-study-nutrirea-2
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Jean Reignier, Julie Boisramé-Helms, Laurent Brisard, Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, Ali Ait Hssain, Nadia Anguel, Laurent Argaud, Karim Asehnoune, Pierre Asfar, Frédéric Bellec, Vlad Botoc, Anne Bretagnol, Hoang-Nam Bui, Emmanuel Canet, Daniel Da Silva, Michael Darmon, Vincent Das, Jérôme Devaquet, Michel Djibre, Frédérique Ganster, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Stéphane Gaudry, Olivier Gontier, Claude Guérin, Bertrand Guidet, Christophe Guitton, Jean-Etienne Herbrecht, Jean-Claude Lacherade, Philippe Letocart, Frédéric Martino, Virginie Maxime, Emmanuelle Mercier, Jean-Paul Mira, Saad Nseir, Gael Piton, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Jack Richecoeur, Jean-Philippe Rigaud, René Robert, Nathalie Rolin, Carole Schwebel, Michel Sirodot, François Tinturier, Didier Thévenin, Bruno Giraudeau, Amélie Le Gouge
BACKGROUND: Whether the route of early feeding affects outcomes of patients with severe critical illnesses is controversial. We hypothesised that outcomes were better with early first-line enteral nutrition than with early first-line parenteral nutrition. METHODS: In this randomised, controlled, multicentre, open-label, parallel-group study (NUTRIREA-2 trial) done at 44 French intensive-care units (ICUs), adults (18 years or older) receiving invasive mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support for shock were randomly assigned (1:1) to either parenteral nutrition or enteral nutrition, both targeting normocaloric goals (20-25 kcal/kg per day), within 24 h after intubation...
November 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106557/surgical-results-of-mitral-valve-repair-for-congenital-mitral-valve-stenosis-in-paediatric-patients
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Sungkyu Cho, Woong-Han Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, Jeong Ryul Lee, Yong Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: Mitral valve (MV) repairs have been performed in paediatric patients with congenital MV stenosis. However, congenital MV stenosis lesions are a heterogeneous group of lesions, and their repair remains challenging. METHODS: From March 1999 to September 2014, MV repair was performed in 22 patients with congenital MV stenosis. The median age was 10.3 months (ranging from 22 days to 9.1 years), and the mean body weight was 7.9 ± 4.0 kg at the time of the operation...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069033/postrenal-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-patient-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-caused-by-urolithiasis-a-case-report
#17
Itsuro Kazama, Toshiyuki Nakajima
RATIONALE: In patients with bilateral ureteral obstruction, the serum creatinine levels are often elevated, sometimes causing postrenal acute kidney injury (AKI). In contrast, those with unilateral ureteral obstruction present normal serum creatinine levels, as long as their contralateral kidneys are preserved intact. However, the unilateral obstruction of the ureter could affect the renal function, as it humorally influences the renal hemodynamics. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 66-year-old man with a past medical history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus came to our outpatient clinic because of right abdominal dullness...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065405/risk-factors-for-uroseptic-shock-in-patients-with-urolithiasis-related-acute-pyelonephritis
#18
Hiroaki Kakinoki, Shohei Tobu, Yuka Kakinoki, Kazuma Udo, Jiro Uozumi, Mitsuru Noguchi
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the risk factors of uroseptic shock induced by calculous acute pyelonephritis (APN). METHODS: This study included 69 patients (41 were women and 28 were men) who were admitted to our hospital for APN treatment associated with urolithiasis during the period from January 2005 to December 2012. We reviewed the electronic medical records of these patients to analyze risk factors contributing to the development of uroseptic shock from APN in patients with urolithiasis...
October 24, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058996/successful-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-a-child-with-obstructive-shock-due-to-massive-bilateral-pulmonary-embolism
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Aditya Badheka, Pradeep Bangalore Prakash, Veerajalandhar Allareddy
BACKGROUND: Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is a very rare condition in children. We report the successful use of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) as a lifesaving modality in a child with acute massive PE. CASE PRESENTATION: A nine-year-old female with spinal muscular atrophy type 1, chronic respiratory failure with tracheostomy and ventilator dependence presented with tachypnea and hypoxia. She had recent coiling of her pulmonary arterio-venous malformation...
October 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057883/non-muscular-myosin-light-chain-kinase-triggers-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-interleukin-6-release-endothelial-dysfunction-and-permeability
#20
Sylvain Recoquillon, Manuel Gómez-Guzmán, Marion Rodier, Camille Koffi, Mathieu Nitiéma, Frédéric Gagnadoux, M Carmen Martínez, Ramaroson Andriantsitohaina
Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by intermittent hypoxia (IH) which alters endothelial function, induces inflammation and accelerates atherosclerosis-induced cardiovascular diseases. The non-muscular myosin light chain kinase (nmMLCK) isoform contributes to endothelial cell-cell junction opening. Deletion of nmMLCK protects mice from death in septic shock models and prevents atherosclerosis in high-fat diet-fed mice. The aim of the study was to analyze the implication of nmMLCK in IH-induced vascular inflammation...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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