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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788811/central-ecmo-for-circulatory-failure-following-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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John P Scott, Johnny C Hong, Nathan E Thompson, Ronald K Woods, George M Hoffman
We describe the case of a 4-year-old male with a past medical history significant for nephrotic syndrome, short-bowel syndrome and fulminant hepatic failure status post (s/p) liver transplant (LT) who developed early post-transplant allograft dysfunction (hyperbilirubinemia, coagulopathy) and septic shock requiring central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He remained on ECMO for 85 hours before he was decannulated without event and later underwent repeat LT. This case highlights the potential of central ECMO to provide the circulatory output necessary to reverse distributive shock physiology in patients with sepsis and hepatic dysfunction following LT...
May 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782308/activation-of-herpes-simplex-infection-after-tattoo
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Antigona Begolli Gerqari, Mybera Ferizi, Merita Kotori, Aferdita Daka, Syzana Hapciu, Ilir Begolli, Mirije Begolli, Idriz Gerqari
Tattooing is a procedure where ink is applied to an area of the skin, mostly intraepidermally (1). This procedure is carried out mainly for aesthetic purposes. Lately, it has been used as a corrective medical procedure following amputation of mammilla. The procedure is aggressive (2), and the fact that skin is punctured many times with the same needle which cannot be fully sterilized may cause infection of the treated area with bacterial, fungal, or viral agents that may lead to health consequences manifesting in the form of verrucae vulgaris, molluscum contagiosum, and herpes simplex...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780599/perioperative-blood-transfusion-is-associated-with-post-operative-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Yi Li, Bo Shen
Background: We have previously demonstrated that blood transfusion (BT) was associated with post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease (CD), based on our institutional data registry. The aim of this study was to verify the association between perioperative BT and infectious complications in CD patients enrolled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. Methods: All CD patients undergoing surgery between 2005 and 2013 were identified from NSQIP...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767333/laparoscopic-adhesiolysis-not-for-all-patients-not-for-all-surgeons-not-in-all-centres
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Richard Ten Broek, Justin R Davies, Matteo Mandrioli, Ville Sallinen
ASBO is a common cause of emergency surgery and the use of laparoscopy for the treatment of these patients is still under debate and conflicting results have been published, in particular regarding the high risk of iatrogenic bowel injury. In fact, although over the last few years there has been an increasing enthusiasm in the surgical community about the advantages and potential better outcomes of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO), recently published studies have introduced a significant word of caution...
May 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765783/multiorgan-failure-and-refractory-lactic-acidosis-due-to-pasteurella-multocida-septicemia-in-a-patient-with-no-animal-exposure
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Damaris Pena, Yaneidy Santana, Jose Perez Lara, Efrain Gonzalez, Misbahuddin Khaja
Introduction: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus pathogenic to animals. It can cause infection in humans by a bite, scratch, or lick from a cat or dog. P. multocida can cause a variety of infections in humans, including cellulitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, peritonitis, and septic shock. Case Presentation: A 56-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 2-day history of fever, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He denied exposure to cats, dogs or other pets...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761670/arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-a-nationwide-israeli-survey-of-the-clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-long-term-follow-up-israbru-vf
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Eran Leshem, Michael Rahkovich, Anna Mazo, Mahmoud Suleiman, Miri Blich, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Yuval Konstantino, Rami Fogelman, Boris Strasberg, Michael Geist, Israel Chetboun, Moshe Swissa, Michael Ilan, Aharon Glick, Yoav Michowitz, Raphael Rosso, Michael Glikson, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about detailed clinical characteristics and management of the small subset of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients who had an arrhythmic event (AE). OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first nationwide survey focused on BrS patients with documented AE. METHODS: Israeli electrophysiology units participated if they had treated BrS patients who had cardiac arrest (CA) (lethal/aborted; group 1) or experienced appropriate therapy for tachyarrhythmias after prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation (group 2)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759624/long-detection-programming-in-single-chamber-defibrillators-reduces-unnecessary-therapies-and-mortality-the-advance-iii-trial
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Maurizio Gasparini, Maurizio G Lunati, Alessandro Proclemer, Angel Arenal, Axel Kloppe, Josè B Martínez Ferrer, Ahmad S Hersi, Marcin Gulaj, Maurits C E Wijffels, Elisabetta Santi, Laura Manotta, Niraj Varma
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the effects of programming a long detection in single-chamber (VVI) implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in the multicenter prospective ADVANCE III (Avoid DeliVering TherApies for Non-sustained Arrhythmias in ICD PatiEnts III) trial. BACKGROUND: Programming strategies may reduce unnecessary ICD shocks and their adverse effects but to date have been described only for dual-chamber ICDs. METHODS: A total of 545 subjects (85% male; atrial fibrillation 25%, left ventricular ejection fraction 31%, ischemic etiology 68%, secondary prevention indications 32%) receiving a VVI ICD were randomized to long detection (30 of 40 intervals) or standard programming (18 of 24 intervals) based on device type, atrial fibrillation history, and indication...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755623/main-considerations-of-cardiogenic-shock-and-its-predictors-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Christiane Valeria Braga Braile-Sternieri, Eliana Migliorini Mustafa, Victor Rodrigues Ribeiro Ferreira, Sofia Braile Sabino, Giovanni Braile Sternieri, Lucia Angelica Buffulin de Faria, Bethina Canaroli Sbardellini, Cibele Olegario Vianna Queiroz, Domingo Marcolino Braile, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho
The mortality rate of post-infarction cardiogenic shock (CS) was 80.0-90.0%. Recent studies show a significant reduction of hospital mortality to approximately 50.0%. CS is defined as systemic tissue hypoperfusion resulting from systolic and/or diastolic heart dysfunction, the main cause of which is acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The main predictors are biological markers such as troponin, CKMB and lactate. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis is performed in order to present and correlate the main literary findings on CS and its evolution with possible changes in biomarkers such as troponin, lactate and CKMB...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754660/predictors-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-hemodynamic-failure-in-non-acute-myocardial-infarction-cardiogenic-shock
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Steven Hsu, Swetha Kambhampati, Christopher M Sciortino, Stuart D Russell, Steven P Schulman
OBJECTIVES: To characterize patient profile and hemodynamic profile of those undergoing intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) for cardiogenic shock and define predictors of hemodynamic failure of IABP support. BACKGROUND: Clinical characteristics of IABP support in cardiogenic shock not related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain poorly characterized. METHODS: We retrospectively studied a cohort of 74 patients from 2010 to 2015 who underwent IABP insertion for cardiogenic shock complicating acute decompensated heart failure not due to AMI...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750365/effect-of-coronary-revascularization-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-and-recurrent-ventricular-arrhythmia
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Ihab Elsokkari, Ratika Parkash, Chris J Gray, Martin J Gardner, Amir M AbdelWahab, Steve Doucette, Anthony S Tang, George A Wells, William G Stevenson, John L Sapp
BACKGROUND: Patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) post myocardial infarction (MI) are a higher risk group with significant morbidity and mortality. We examined the impact of prior coronary revascularization on clinical outcomes in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and VT. METHODS: The VANISH trial randomized 259 patients with prior MI and antiarrhythmic drug-refractory VT to receive escalated medical therapy or catheter ablation. Clinical outcomes were compared according to whether patients have undergone prior revascularization procedures...
May 11, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745700/heavy-marijuana-use-but-not-deprivation-is-associated-with-increased-stressor-reactivity
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Kathryn R Hefner, Mark J Starr, John J Curtin
Although stressors appear to motivate marijuana use, and marijuana use, in turn, is believed to induce stress system neuroadaptations, relatively little empirical work has explicitly tested for stress neuroadaptations associated with heavy marijuana use. We examined stressor reactivity to threat of unpredictable electric shock via startle potentiation among heavy marijuana users and a control group that reported minimal history of marijuana use. Heavy marijuana users were randomly assigned to 3 days of marijuana deprivation or no deprivation...
May 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745494/understanding-fluid-homoeostasis-in-infants-and-children-part-2
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Doreen Crawford
Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are seriously ill and who have lost so much fluid that they have entered a state of shock. The pathophysiology of shock is reviewed and the types and stages of shock are considered. The challenges of identifying shock are explored and the management of fluid resuscitation with colloids rather than crystalloids is analysed. An overview of the complex management of a young person in shock is provided using a case history format...
May 10, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735489/rise-and-fall-of-the-eosinophils-in-heart-failure-a-rare-but-important-phenomenon-seen-with-cardiomyopathy
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Danish Ali, David Snead, Vijay Anand Dhakshinamurthy, Prithwish Banerjee
A 65-year-old lady and a 69-year-old gentleman, both with a background history of adult-onset asthma, presented with clinical features of heart failure (HF). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and eosinophils were significantly raised, along with poor left ventricular (LV) systolic function on cardiac imaging. Endocardial and skin biopsy (in cases 1 and 2, respectively) showed eosinophilic infiltration. This in combination with the clinical features confirmed the diagnosis of eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) secondary to eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis in case 1...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732433/bowel-injury-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ioannis Siasios, Kunal Vakharia, Asham Khan, Joshua E Meyers, Samantha Yavorek, John Pollina, Vassilios Dimopoulos
Although rarely documented in the medical literature, bowel perforation injury can be a severe complication of spine surgery. Our goal was to review current literature regarding this complication and study possible methods of avoidance. We conducted a literature search in the PubMed database between January 1960 and March 2016 using the terms abrasion, bowels, bowel, complication, injury, intestine, intra-abdominal sepsis/shock, perforation, lumbar, spine, surgery, visceral. Diagnostic criteria, outcomes, risk factors, surgical approach, and treatment strategy were the parameters extracted from the search results and used for review...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730383/fulminant-septic-shock-caused-by-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-in-italy-case-report
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Giorgio Piccinelli, Francesca Caccuri, Elena De Peri, Andrea Tironi, Silvia Odolini, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Franco Gargiulo, Francesco Castelli, Nicola Latronico, Fabio Facchetti, Arnaldo Caruso
Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection was recently recognized as a zoonosis. We report the first case of fulminant septic shock in Italy caused by this pathogen. The patient, with a history of splenectomy, died at the main hospital in Brescia with a presumptive diagnosis of sepsis. PCR and sequencing on post mortem samples confirmed C. canimorsus as a causative organism. Our purpose is to alert medical professionals to the virulence of C. canimorsus in asplenic and immunocompromised patients.
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724988/total-gastric-necrosis-due-to-mucormycosis-a-rare-case-of-gastric-perforation
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Salah Termos, Feras Othman, Mohammad Alali, Bader M S Al Bader, Talal Alkhadher, Wael Fathi Hassanaiah, Ali Taqi, Abhijit Sapkal
BACKGROUND Spontaneous gastric perforation is usually a complication of peptic ulcer disease, or a postoperative complication resulting from gastric torsion. Mucormycosis (or zygomycosis) is an uncommon opportunistic fungal infection that is usually seen in immunocompromised patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This report is of a rare case of spontaneous gastric perforation due to mucormycosis infection. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a past medical history of heroin abuse, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease treated by dialysis, presented to the emergency department with cellulitis of the arms...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718879/methamphetamine-consumption-and-life-threatening-abdominal-complications-a-case-report
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Xiaojing Zou, Haiyan Huang, Le Yang, Hong Liu, Yongfeng Li, Qin Xia, Shiying Yuan, Shanglong Yao
RATIONALE: Methamphetamine (METH) abuse is increasing rapidly all over the world and becoming a significant public health concern in China. However, abdominal complications secondary to METH abuse are usually overlooked. We describe an unusual case of gangrenous cholecystitis and small intestinal ischemia due to METH abuse. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, a 44-year-old male patient with abdominal pain and hematochezia has a history of crystal meth abuse. DIAGNOSIS: The patient was diagnosed as septic shock, paralytic ileus, gangrenous cholecystitis, and small intestinal ischemia due to METH abuse based on computed tomography (CT) scan, endoscopy examination, laparotomy, and pathology...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697421/a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-scrub-typhus-with-acute-abdomen-and-septic-shock-in-a-child-the-role-of-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-and-granulysin
#18
Po-Hsiung Chang, Yu-Pin Cheng, Po-Sheng Chang, Chiao-Wei Lo, Lung-Huang Lin, Chin-Fang Lu, Wen-Hung Chung
Scrub typhus is becoming a clinically important cause of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Taiwan. The incubation period is between 6 and 21 days after exposure. It is transmitted by chiggers (larva of trombiculid mite) in long grasses and in dirt-floor homes, with infection characterized by a flu-like illness of fever, headache, and myalgia lasting approximately 1 week. It has various systemic manifestations, including GI symptoms. In some, the illness progresses to multiorgan dysfunction syndrome and death...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696359/predictors-of-in-hospital-cardiac-complications-in-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome
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Ken Kato, Yoshiaki Sakai, Iwao Ishibashi, Toshiharu Himi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yoshio Kobayashi
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) has been recognized as a benign condition mainly due to its reversibility. However, recent researches have demonstrated that serious cardiac complications could occur during hospitalization. Thus, the aim of this study is to detect factors associated with in-hospital cardiac complications in patients with TTS. A total of 154 consecutive patients with TTS were enrolled retrospectively. In-hospital cardiac complications were observed in 61 patients (40%), including 44 patients with pulmonary edema (29%) and 25 patients with cardiogenic shock (16%)...
April 25, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691271/unusual-congenital-coronary-artery-anomaly-in-a-young-adult-presenting-as-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Manuel Cortes, Carlos A Roldan, Stacey Clegg
A previously asymptomatic young female with no previous medical or cardiac history collapsed during indoor exercise. A portable automatic external defibrillator showed a shockable rhythm. She received multiple electrical shocks with return to normal sinus rhythm without ischaemic ECG changes. Her troponin level was mildly elevated. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction with global hypokinesis. During emergent coronary angiography, the left main coronary artery could not be found...
April 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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