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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100110/mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Stefano Busani, Giulia Serafini, Elena Mantovani, Claudia Venturelli, Maddalena Giannella, Pierluigi Viale, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Massimo Girardis
BACKGROUND: Patients with septic shock by multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganism maybe considered a specific population of critical patients at very high risk of death in whom the effects of standard sepsis treatment has never been assessed. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the risk factors for 30-day mortality and the impact of sepsis management in patients with septic shock caused by MDR bacteria. METHODS: Patients with septic shock by MDR bacteria admitted to the mixed intensive care unit (ICU) of Modena University Hospital during a 6-year period were studied...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090040/outcomes-of-brugada-syndrome-patients-with-coronary-artery-vasospasm
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Shingo Kujime, Harumizu Sakurada, Naoki Saito, Yoshinari Enomoto, Naoshi Ito, Keijiro Nakamura, Seiji Fukamizu, Tamotsu Tejima, Yuzuru Yambe, Mitsuhiro Nishizaki, Mahito Noro, Masayasu Hiraoka, Kaoru Sugi
Objective To evaluate the outcomes of patients with concomitant Brugada syndrome and coronary artery vasospasm. Methods Patients diagnosed with Brugada syndrome with an implantable cardiac defibrillator were retrospectively investigated, and the coexistence of vasospasm was evaluated. The clinical features and outcomes were evaluated, especially in patients with coexistent vasospasm. A provocation test using acetylcholine was performed in patients confirmed to have no organic stenosis on percutaneous coronary angiography to confirm the presence of vasospasm...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087310/clinical-features-and-three-year-outcomes-of-takotsubo-stress-cardiomyopathy-observational-data-from-one-center
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Sigita Glaveckaitė, Pranas Šerpytis, Dovilė Pečiūraitė, Roma Puronaitė, Nomeda Valevičienė
OBJECTIVE: The natural history, management, and outcome of Takotsubo (stress) cardiomyopathy (TTC) is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical features, define prognostic predictors, and assess the clinical course and outcomes of patients with TTC. METHODS: We analyzed 64 patients (52 women) meeting the proposed Mayo Clinic diagnostic criteria for TTC. All patients were treated at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos from 2001-01-01 to 2014-11-27...
November 16, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078499/carbonaceous-chondrite-meteorites-the-chronicle-of-a-potential-evolutionary-path-between-stars-and-life
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Sandra Pizzarello, Everett Shock
The biogenic elements, H, C, N, O, P and S, have a long cosmic history, whose evolution can still be observed in diverse locales of the known universe, from interstellar clouds of gas and dust, to pre-stellar cores, nebulas, protoplanetary discs, planets and planetesimals. The best analytical window into this cosmochemical evolution as it neared Earth has been provided so far by the small bodies of the Solar System, some of which were not significantly altered by the high gravitational pressures and temperatures that accompanied the formation of larger planets and may carry a pristine record of early nebular chemistry...
January 11, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077816/incidence-of-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-early-repolarization-syndrome
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Ki Won Hwang, Gi-Byoung Nam, Junhee Han, Yong Giun Kim, Hyung Oh Choi, Jun Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATAs) occur in a significant proportion of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients and are often an important cause of inappropriate shocks. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence of ATAs and ATA-induced inappropriate shocks in early repolarization syndrome (ERS) patients as compared to BrS patients.We analyzed data from 20 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with ERS and compared them with patients diagnosed with BrS (n = 31). Clinical and ICD interrogation data were collected and analyzed for all events with ICD shocks...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050897/fluid-resuscitation-in-human-sepsis-time-to-rewrite-history
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Liam Byrne, Frank Van Haren
Fluid resuscitation continues to be recommended as the first-line resuscitative therapy for all patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. The current acceptance of the therapy is based in part on long history and familiarity with its use in the resuscitation of other forms of shock, as well as on an incomplete and incorrect understanding of the pathophysiology of sepsis. Recently, the safety of intravenous fluids in patients with sepsis has been called into question with both prospective and observational data suggesting improved outcomes with less fluid or no fluid...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043661/use-of-noninvasive-and-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-cardiogenic-shock-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Mari Hongisto, Johan Lassus, Tuukka Tarvasmaki, Alessandro Sionis, Heli Tolppanen, Matias Greve Lindholm, Marek Banaszewski, John Parissis, Jindrich Spinar, Jose Silva-Cardoso, Valentina Carubelli, Salvatore Di Somma, Josep Masip, Veli-Pekka Harjola
BACKGROUND: Despite scarce data, invasive mechanical ventilation (MV) is widely recommended over non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for ventilatory support in cardiogenic shock (CS). We assessed the real-life use of different ventilation strategies in CS and their influence on outcome focusing on the use of NIV and MV. METHODS: 219 CS patients were categorized by the maximum intensity of ventilatory support they needed during the first 24h into MV (n=137; 63%) , NIV (n=26; 12%), and supplementary oxygen (n=56; 26%) groups...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041799/eif2b-related-multisystem-disorder-in-two-sisters-with-atypical-presentations
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Jin Sook Lee, Sangmoon Lee, Murim Choi, Byung Chan Lim, Jieun Choi, Ki Joong Kim, Jung-Eun Cheon, In-One Kim, Jong-Hee Chae
BACKGROUND: Vanishing white matter disease (VWM) is a chronic progressive leukoencephalopathy that is characterized by cerebellar ataxia and spasticity, together with cystic degeneration of the cerebral white matter as evidenced by brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we report two sisters with EIF2B2 variants, who presented with delayed development and failure to thrive before 1 year of age, developed cataracts, and showed diffuse leukoencephalopathy. CASE PRESENTATION: The index case had a history of hepatomegaly and intermittent vomiting after upper respiratory infection at 11 months of age...
July 18, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028982/secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-after-abdominal-aortic-graft-implementation-in-our-own-material
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Jan Gnus, Stanisław Ferenc, Magdalena Kościelna, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Piotr Dawidczyk, Małgorzata Dziewiszek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Secondary aortoenteric fistula is a rare but severe complication occurring after abdominal aortic graft implementation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to review the clinical presentation, diagnosis and postoperative course of patients with aortoenteric fistulas following vascular operations on the abdominal aorta in the years 2000-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among all the patients treated in our center, during a 10-year period, aortoenteric fistulas were observed in 24 cases...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027187/analysis-of-morbidity-readmission-and-reoperation-after-craniosynostosis-repair-in-children
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Kevin T Jubbal, Nikhil Agrawal, Larry H Hollier
The impact of specific patient comorbidities on outcomes in craniosynostosis surgical repair is not well defined. The aim of this retrospective review was to evaluate the short-term 30-day reoperation rate, unplanned readmission rate, and overall morbidity of craniosynostosis surgical repair using the 2012 through 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (ACS NSQIP-Pediatric) database. Overall morbidity included pneumonia, wound occurrence, shock/sepsis, venous thromboembolism, cardiac complication, renal and urinary complications, or nerve injury...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017176/levosimendan-as-a-treatment-for-acute-renal-failure-associated-with-cardiogenic-shock-after-hip-fracture
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Fabiola Quinteros Hinojosa, Margarita Revelo, Alexander Salazar, Genaro Maggi, Renato Schiraldi, Nicolas Brogly, Fernando Gilsanz
Inotropic drugs are part of the treatment of heart failure; however, inotropic treatment has been largely debated due to the increased incidence of adverse effects and increased mortality. Recently levosimendan, an inotropic positive agent, has been proved to be effective in acute heart failure, reducing the mortality and improving cardiac and renal performance. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman with history of heart and renal failure and hip fracture. Levosimendan was used in preoperative preparation as an adjuvant therapy, to improve cardiac and renal function and to allow surgery...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009701/burn-shock-and-resuscitation-proceedings-of-a-symposium-conducted-at-the-meeting-of-the-american-burn-association-chicago-il-21-april-2015
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Maria L Serio-Melvin, José Salinas, Kevin K Chung, Clayton Collins, John C Graybill, David T Harrington, David N Herndon, David G Greenhalgh, George C Kramer, Alicia Lintner, Michael J Mosier, Ashish Nagpal, Leopoldo C Cancio
The Special Interest Groups of the American Burn Association provide a forum for interested members of the multidisciplinary burn team to congregate and discuss matters of mutual interest. At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association in Chicago, IL, the Fluid Resuscitation Special Interest Group sponsored a special symposium on burn resuscitation. The purpose of the symposium was to review the history, current status, and future direction of fluid resuscitation of patients with burn shock. The reader will note several themes running through the following presentations...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005910/melioidosis-in-malaysia-a-review-of-case-reports
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Paul Vijay Kingsley, Mark Leader, Nandika Suranjith Nagodawithana, Meghan Tipre, Nalini Sathiakumar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a tropical infectious disease associated with significant mortality due to early onset of sepsis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to review case reports of melioidosis from Malaysia. METHODS: We conducted a computerized search of literature resources including PubMed, OVID, Scopus, MEDLINE and the COCHRANE database to identify published case reports from 1975 to 2015. We abstracted information on clinical characteristics, exposure history, comorbid conditions, management and outcome...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998634/transient-coagulopathy-due-to-wasp-sting-a-case-report
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Jeremy Shaowei Mong, Chee Kheong Ooi
BACKGROUND: Insect venom anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening disorder. Transient coagulopathy in insect venom anaphylaxis is a rare phenomenon. CASE REPORT: A 41-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with hypotension after a run in a park. History and examination revealed signs of anaphylactic shock. A deranged coagulation profile with a normal platelet count led to the diagnosis of wasp sting anaphylaxis. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Transient deranged coagulation profile with a normal platelet count may arise from insect venom anaphylaxis...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998332/-electroshock-therapy-in-the-third-reich
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Lara Rzesnitzek, Sascha Lang
The history of 'electroshock therapy' (now known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)) in Europe in the Third Reich is still a neglected chapter in medical history. Since Thomas Szasz's 'From the Slaughterhouse to the Madhouse', prejudices have hindered a thorough historical analysis of the introduction and early application of electroshock therapy during the period of National Socialism and the Second World War. Contrary to the assumption of a 'dialectics of healing and killing', the introduction of electroshock therapy in the German Reich and occupied territories was neither especially swift nor radical...
January 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996289/cardiac-involvement-in-dress-syndrome
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Tomon Thongsri, Leena Chularojanamontri, Werner J Pichler
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac involvement in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome varies considerably between 4% and 21%. Here we present our case and review literatures for its diagnosis and management. An algorithm for diagnosis of cardiac involvement in DRESS syndrome is proposed in this article. DATA SOURCES: Data regarding DRESS-associated myocarditis and eosinophilic myocarditis were gather primarily from MEDLINE database. RESULTS: DRESS syndrome is a hypersensitivity reaction which is due to massive T cell stimulation resulting in cytotoxicity and eosinophil activation and recruitment...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988455/delayed-diagnosis-of-wernicke-encephalopathy-with-irreversible-neural-damage-after-subtotal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-case-of-medical-liability
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Pamela Tozzo, Luciana Caenazzo, Daniele Rodriguez, Matteo Bolcato
INTRODUCTION: Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a neurological syndrome caused by thiamine deficiency, and clinically characterized by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and acute confusion. In developed countries, most cases of WE have been seen in alcohol misusers. Other reported causes are gastrointestinal tract surgery, hyperemesis gravidarum, chronic malnutrition, prolonged total parenteral nutrition without thiamine supplementation, and increased nutrient requirements as in trauma or septic shock...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966490/ayurvedic-amalaki-rasayana-promotes-improved-stress-tolerance-and-thus-has-anti-aging-effects-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Vibha Dwivedi, Subhash C Lakhotia
Amalaki Rasayana (AR) is a common Ayurvedic herbal formulation of Phyllanthus emblica fruits and some other ingredients, and is used for general good health and healthy aging. We reported it to improve life history traits and to suppress neurodegeneration as well as induced apoptosis in Drosophila. The present study examines responses of Drosophila reared on AR-supplemented food to crowding, thermal or oxidative stresses. Wild-type larvae/flies reared on AR-supplemented food survived the various cell stresses much better than those reared on control food...
December 2016: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932024/postoperative-myocardial-infarction-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-a-report-from-the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissection
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Stephen D Waterford, Marco Di Eusanio, Marek P Ehrlich, T Brett Reece, Nimesh D Desai, Thoralf M Sundt, Truls Myrmel, Thomas G Gleason, Alberto Forteza, Carlo de Vincentiis, Anthony W DiScipio, Daniel G Montgomery, Kim A Eagle, Eric M Isselbacher, Anja Muehle, Aamir Shah, Daisy Chou, Christoph A Nienaber, Ali Khoynezhad
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative myocardial infarction remains a serious complication in cardiac surgery. The incidence and impact of this condition in acute type A aortic dissection are poorly understood. METHODS: A total of 1445 patients with acute type A aortic dissection who underwent surgery were enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection from 1996 to 2013. Individuals with preoperative myocardial infarction at hospital presentation and a history of myocardial infarction were excluded...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928813/urinary-beta-2microglobulin-an-indicator-of-renal-tubular-damage-after-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy
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Hamidreza Nasseh, Sepideh Abdi, Ali Roshani, Ehsan Kazemnezhad
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)-induced renal tubular damageand the affecting factors by measuring urinary beta2microglobulin (β2M) excretion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 91 patients with renal stones who underwentESWL during 2012. Urinary beta2microglobulin was measured immediately before and after the procedure foreach patient and analyzed based on different variables to evaluate factors affecting ESWL-induced renal tubularinjury...
8, 2016: Urology Journal
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