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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149860/anaphylactic-shock-with-methylprednisolone-sodium-succinate-in-a-child-with-short-bowel-syndrome-and-cow-s-milk-allergy
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Federica Porcaro, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Antonella Diamanti, Francesca Petreschi, Alessandra Schiavino, Valentina Negro, Valentina Pecora, Alessandro Fiocchi, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Medications with methyl-prednisolone sodium succinate containing lactose, which potentially contains traces of cow's milk proteins (CMP), could cause allergic reactions or compromise treatment of acute allergic reactions in sensitized patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the unusual case of a one-year-old child affected by short bowel syndrome and history of severe cow's milk allergy (CMA) and anaphylactic reaction due to intravenous administration of methyl-prednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol 40 mg, Pfizer)...
November 17, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149404/the-translational-controlled-tumour-protein-tctp-biological-functions-and-regulation
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Ulrich-Axel Bommer
The Translational Controlled Tumour Protein TCTP (gene symbol TPT1, also called P21, P23, Q23, fortilin or histamine-releasing factor, HRF) is a highly conserved protein present in essentially all eukaryotic organisms and involved in many fundamental cell biological and disease processes. It was first discovered about 35 years ago, and it took an extended period of time for its multiple functions to be revealed, and even today we do not yet fully understand all the details. Having witnessed most of this history, in this chapter, I give a brief overview and review the current knowledge on the structure, biological functions, disease involvements and cellular regulation of this protein...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149313/how-do-health-workers-experience-and-cope-with-shocks-learning-from-four-fragile-and-conflict-affected-health-systems-in-uganda-sierra-leone-zimbabwe-and-cambodia
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Sophie Witter, Haja Wurie, Pamela Chandiwana, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So, Alvaro Alonso-Garbayo, Freddie Ssengooba, Joanna Raven
This article is grounded in a research programme which set out to understand how to rebuild health systems post-conflict. Four countries were studied-Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Cambodia-which were at different distances from conflict and crisis, as well as having unique conflict stories. During the research process, the Ebola epidemic broke out in West Africa. Zimbabwe has continued to face a profound economic crisis. Within our research on health worker incentives, we captured insights from 128 life histories and in-depth interviews with a variety of staff that had remained in service...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
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Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142756/usefulness-of-central-venous-saturation-as-a-predictor-of-thiamine-deficiency-in-critically-ill-patients-a-case-report
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Genri Numata, Satoshi Kodera, Hiroyuki Kiriyama, Atsuko Nakayama, Eisuke Amiya, Arihiro Kiyosue, Masaru Hatano, Eiki Takimoto, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
Background: Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) reflects the balance of oxygen delivery and consumption. Low ScvO2 indicates the presence of inadequate oxygen delivery, while high ScvO2 indicates reduced oxygen consumption and is sometimes associated with a high mortality rate in critically ill patients from dysoxia. Thiamine is an essential cofactor in cellular aerobic metabolism. Thiamine deficiency is more prevalent than was previously thought, and underlies severe conditions in critically ill patients...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
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/29133672/spontaneous-anatomical-and-functional-recovery-of-bilateral-electric-shock-maculopathy
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Ratnesh Ranjan, George Joseph Manayath, Palmeera Dsouza, Venkatapathy Narendran
A 12-year-old boy presented with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 6/9 in both eyes following an episode of electric shock. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed disruption of the ellipsoid zone as well as retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer. Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) showed increased central hypoautofluorescence in both eyes. At 3-month follow-up, BCVA improved to 6/6 with OCT showing spontaneous resolution of maculopathy in both eyes with reorganized RPE layer and ellipsoid zone. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of bilateral electric shock maculopathy (ESM) with spontaneous anatomical as well as functional recovery...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132511/resuscitation-for-hypovolemic-shock
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Kyle J Kalkwarf, Bryan A Cotton
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable deaths in trauma patients. After presenting a brief history of hemorrhagic shock resuscitation, this article discusses damage control resuscitation and its adjuncts. Massively bleeding patients in hypovolemic shock should be treated with damage control resuscitation principles including limited crystalloid, whole blood or balance blood component transfusion to permissive hypotension, preventing hypothermia, and stopping bleeding as quickly as possible.
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127768/diabetic-ketoacidosis-hyperuricemia-and-encephalopathy-intractable-to-regular-dose-insulin
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Jillian Gregory, Sonali Basu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children less than 1 year of age is a rare occurrence. Typical presentation includes a prodrome of weight loss and polyuria with subsequent presentation to medical care when acidosis becomes symptomatic. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case of a previously healthy infant with a 3 days' history of constipation, presenting acutely with abdominal pain, lethargy, and dehydration. On initial evaluation, our patient had profound encephalopathy, with marked tachypnea and work of breathing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123844/primary-aortoduodenal-fistula-with-a-history-of-distal-gastrectomy
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Kentaro Inoue, Ryota Fukunaga, Yutaka Matsubara, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Daisuke Matsuda, Ryoichi Kyuragi, Koichi Morisaki, Takuya Matsumoto, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara
Case: A 69-year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of an aortoduodenal fistula with hematemesis and pre-shock vital signs. He had a history of alcoholism, malnutrition, and distal gastrectomy and Billroth I reconstruction. Endovascular aneurysm repair was successfully carried out; however, the presence of comorbidities affected further radical treatment. Outcome: The patient survived for 2 months postoperatively. Conclusion: Endovascular aneurysm repair is a useful first-line treatment for high-risk aortoduodenal fistula patients; however, it requires improvement for long-term outcomes in complicated high-risk cases...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113868/a-case-of-influenza-type-a-myocarditis-that-presents-with-st-elevation-mi-cardiogenic-shock-acute-renal-failure-and-rhabdomyolysis-and-with-rapid-recovery-after-treatment-with-oseltamivir-and-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-support
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Eleni Geladari, Vasilios Papademetriou, Hans Moore, David Lu
We present a 59-year-old black male with history of type-1 diabetes and alcohol abuse. Patient became critically ill after a 5-day period of burning throat discomfort. On arrival patient was lethargic, in cardiogenic shock with a blood pressure of 81/47mmHg. Immediate diagnoses included diabetic ketoacidosis, acute renal failure, and possible septic shock. He was intubated, resuscitated with intravenous fluids, maintained on three inotropic agents, and given empiric wide spectrum antibiotics. An ECG showed a new ST elevation MI and an echocardiogram showed severe LV dysfunction...
May 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109870/acute-onset-panhypopituitarism-nearly-missed-by-initial-cosyntropin-testing
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Claudine A Blum, Daniel Schneeberger, Matthias Lang, Janko Rakic, Marc Philippe Michot, Beat Müller
Introduction: Diagnosis of adrenal crisis and panhypopituitarism in patients with septic shock is difficult but crucial for outcome. Case: A 66-year-old woman with metastasized breast cancer presented to the ED with respiratory insufficiency and septic shock after a 2-day history of the flu. After transfer to the ICU, corticosteroids were started in addition to antibiotics, as the patient was vasopressor-nonresponsive. Diabetes insipidus was diagnosed due to polyuria and treated with 4 mg desmopressin...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104945/distinct-responses-to-predictable-and-unpredictable-threat-in-anxiety-pathologies-effect-of-panic-attack
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Christian Grillon, Katherine O'Connell, Lynne Lieberman, Gabriella Alvarez, Marilla Geraci, Daniel S Pine, Monique Ernst
Background: Delineating specific clinical phenotypes of anxiety disorders is a crucial step toward better classification and understanding of these conditions. The present study sought to identify differential aversive responses to predictable and unpredictable threat of shock in healthy comparisons and in non-medicated anxiety patients with and without a history of panic attacks (PAs). Method: 143 adults (72 healthy controls; 71 patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or/and social anxiety disorder (SAD), 24 with and 47 without PAs) were exposed to three conditions: 1) predictable shocks signaled by a cue, 2) unpredictable shocks, and 3) no shock...
October 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102101/iodinated-contrast-administration-resulting-in-cardiogenic-shock-in-patient-with-uncontrolled-graves-disease
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Wes Brundridge, Jack Perkins
BACKGROUND: Thyroid storm (also known as thyroid or thyrotoxic crisis) is part of the spectrum of thyrotoxicosis and represents the extreme end of that spectrum. The condition is quite rare, yet mortality rates are high and may approach 10-30%. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old-man who had a history of Graves disease presented in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response and mild congestive heart failure. During the course of his Emergency Department (ED) stay he deteriorated into cardiogenic shock...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098135/antidote-or-poison-a-case-of-anaphylactic-shock-after-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection
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Pooja Sethi, Jennifer Treece, Chidinma Onweni, Vandana Pai
Although glucocorticoids are often used as an adjunct to epinephrine to treat anaphylactic shock, glucocorticoids can also be a rare cause of anaphylactic shock. Only through the administration of a challenge dose of different glucocorticoids and different substrates that glucocorticoids are delivered in can the determination be made about which glucocorticoid or accompanying solvent may be the culprit which caused the anaphylactic reaction. These challenge tests should only be performed in a controlled environment as repeat anaphylaxis is a risk, especially if the patient has a history of glucocorticoid-induced anaphylaxis...
August 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098071/the-use-of-the-clinical-ethnographic-narrative-interview-to-understand-and-support-help-seeking-after-gender-based-violence
#16
Denise M Saint Arnault
Gender-based violence (GBV), characterized by the abduction or rape of women and girls to humiliate, intimidate, and traumatize them and their communities, is a profoundly disturbing tactic in international conflict. Long after armed conflict has ended, survivors continue to experience physical injuries, psychological trauma, and social and cultural stigma. Guilt, shame, and continued interpersonal violence can become a normalized part of daily life, significantly challenging the road to healing and recovery...
September 2017: TPM. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096885/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-cancer-patients
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Dana Elena Giza, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Ezequiel Munoz, Gloria Iliescu, Danai Kitkungvan, Saamir A Hassan, Peter Kim, Michael S Ewer, Cezar Iliescu
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SC), is underrecognized in cancer patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence, natural history, and triggers of SC in cancer patients and its impact on cancer therapy and overall survival. A total of 30 subjects fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for SC at MD Anderson Cancer Center over a 6-year period. Clinical presentation, electrocardiogram, laboratory data, and transthoracic echocardiogram results registered during the acute phase and follow-up were collected...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093190/upper-thermal-limits-of-growth-in-brook-trout-and-their-relationship-to-stress-physiology
#18
Joseph G Chadwick, Stephen D McCormick
Despite the threat of climate change, the physiological mechanisms responsible for reduced performance at high temperatures remain unclear for most species. Elevated but sublethal temperatures may act via endocrine and cellular stress responses to limit performance in important life-history traits such as growth. Here, brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) subjected to chronically elevated or daily oscillating temperatures were monitored for growth and physiological stress responses. Growth rate decreased at temperatures above 16°C and was negative at 24°C, with an estimated upper limit for positive growth of 23...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080511/influence-of-outdoor-running-fatigue-and-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-on-accelerometer-based-loading-and-stability
#19
Kurt H Schütte, Stefan Seerden, Rachel Venter, Benedicte Vanwanseele
Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common overuse running injury with pathomechanics likely to be exaggerated by fatigue. Wearable accelerometry provides a novel alternative to assess biomechanical parameters continuously while running in more ecologically valid settings. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of outdoor running fatigue and MTSS on both dynamic loading and dynamic stability derived from trunk and tibial accelerometery. Runners with (n=14) and without (n=16) history of MTSS performed an outdoor fatigue run of 3200m...
October 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079067/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-cellulitis-mimics
#20
Garrett Blumberg, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common clinical condition with low rates of morbidity and mortality if treated appropriately. Mimics of cellulitis presenting with erythema, edema, warmth, and pain can be associated with grave morbidity and mortality if misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: This review investigates the signs and symptoms of cellulitis, mimics of cellulitis, and an approach to the management of both cellulitis and its mimics. DISCUSSION: The current emergency medicine definition of cellulitis includes erythema, induration, warmth, and swelling...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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