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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155486/toxic-stress-and-child-refugees
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John S Murray
The purpose of this article was to describe the phenomenon of toxic stress and its impact on the physical and mental health of child refugees. Almost two decades ago, researchers found that recurring adverse childhood events (ACEs; e.g., physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction such as substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal behavior) were associated with a significant increase in serious illnesses during adulthood. Illnesses include heart, lung, and liver disease, cancer, and bone fractures...
November 20, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142192/successful-post-transplant-psychiatric-interventions-during-long-term-follow-up-of-patients-receiving-liver-transplants-for-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Hiroyuki Kimura, Yasuharu Onishi, Shinichi Kishi, Nobuhiko Kurata, Satoshi Ogiso, Hideya Kamei, Chisato Tsuboi, Naoko Yamaguchi, Azusa Shiga, Mai Kondo, Yushun Yokoyama, Fumika Takasato, Hiroshige Fujishiro, Kanako Ishizuka, Takashi Okada, Yasuhiro Ogura, Norio Ozaki
BACKGROUND Around 20-30% of patients who undergo liver transplantation (LT) for alcoholic liver disease (ALD) will resume heavy drinking after LT. It is crucial to control post-transplant relapse of alcohol use, because alcoholic recidivism has been shown to have a negative impact on post-transplant compliance and long-term outcomes of LT recipients. However, there is currently no specific, effective psychiatric intervention for preventing additional alcohol consumption in clinical practice. CASE REPORT We present 3 patients who underwent LT for ALD at Nagoya University Hospital who were followed up for prolonged periods (7...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142068/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-the-menin-mll-interaction-leads-to-transcriptional-repression-of-peg10-and-blocks-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Katarzyna Kempinska, Bhavna Malik, Dmitry Borkin, Szymon Klossowski, Shirish Shukla, Hongzhi Miao, Jingya Wang, Tomasz Cierpicki, Jolanta Grembecka
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for ~85% of malignant liver tumors and results in 600,000 deaths each year, emphasizing the need for new therapies. Upregulation of menin was reported in HCC patients and high levels of menin correlate with poor patient prognosis. The protein-protein interaction between menin and histone methyltransferase Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1 (MLL1) plays an important role in the development of HCC, implying that pharmacologic inhibition of this interaction could lead to new therapeutic strategy for the HCC patients...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133918/fast-simultaneous-assessment-of-renal-and-liver-function-using-polymethine-dyes-in-animal-models-of-chronic-and-acute-organ-injury
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A T Press, M J Butans, T P Haider, C Weber, S Neugebauer, M Kiehntopf, U S Schubert, M G Clemens, M Bauer, A Kortgen
Simultaneous assessment of excretory liver and kidney function is still an unmet need in experimental stress models as well as in critical care. The aim of the study was to characterize two polymethine-dyes potentially suitable for this purpose in vivo. Plasma disappearance rate and elimination measurements of simultaneously injected fluorescent dyes DY-780 (hepato-biliary elimination) and DY-654(renal elimination) were conducted using catheter techniques and intravital microscopy in animals subjected to different organ injuries, i...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132516/decompensated-cirrhosis-and-fluid-resuscitation
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REVIEW
Erin Maynard
The critically ill patient with decompensated cirrhosis has a unique physiology and alterations in albumin that need to be understood to properly resuscitate them and minimize morbidity and mortality. Little data exist on specific resuscitation of the patient with cirrhosis compared with those patients without liver disease. The effectiveness of albumin administration compared with saline administration in common settings, such as large-volume paracentesis, can be extrapolated to the care of the general surgical patient but further studies in this area are warranted...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112545/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-intensive-care
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Jacques Duranteau, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Peter Verhamme, Walter Ageno
: Venous thromboembolism is a common and potentially life-threatening complication that occurs in 4 to 15% of patients admitted to ICUs despite the routine use of pharmacological prophylaxis. We therefore recommend an institution-wide protocol for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (Grade 1B). The routine use of ultrasonographic screening for deep vein thrombosis is not recommended when thromboprophylactic measures are in place (Grade 1B), as the detection of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis may prompt therapeutic anticoagulation that may increase bleeding risk but has no proven reduction of clinically significant thrombotic events...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103714/ethyl-cellulose-rumen-protected-methionine-alleviates-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-and-improves-neutrophil-function-during-the-periparturient-period-and-early-lactation-in-holstein-dairy-cows
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F Batistel, J M Arroyo, C I M Garces, E Trevisi, C Parys, M A Ballou, F C Cardoso, J J Loor
The periparturient period is the most critical phase in the productive cycle of dairy cows and is characterized by impairment of the immune system. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of feeding ethyl-cellulose rumen-protected methionine (RPM) starting at d -28 from expected parturition through 60 d in milk on biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and liver function as well as leukocyte function. Sixty multiparous Holstein cows were used in a block design and assigned to either a control or the control plus ethyl-cellulose RPM (Mepron, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH)...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100944/regulatory-dendritic-cells-for-promotion-of-liver-transplant-operational-tolerance-rationale-for-a-clinical-trial-and-accompanying-mechanistic-studies
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REVIEW
Angus W Thomson, Abhinav Humar, Fadi G Lakkis, Diana M Metes
Dendritic cells (DC) are rare, bone marrow (BM)-derived innate immune cells that critically maintain self-tolerance in the healthy steady-state. Regulatory DC (DCreg) with capacity to suppress allograft rejection and promote transplant tolerance in pre-clinical models can readily be generated from BM precursors or circulating blood monocytes. These DCreg enhance allograft survival via various mechanisms, including promotion of regulatory T cells. In non-human primates receiving minimal immunosuppressive drug therapy (IS), infusion of DCreg of donor origin, one week before transplant, safely prolongs renal allograft survival and selectively attenuates anti-donor CD8(+) memory T cell responses in the early post-transplant period...
October 31, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092970/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-post-transplant-hypoxaemia-following-very-severe-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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Lakshmi Kumar, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Rekha Varghese, Sudhindran Surendran
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) associated with end-stage liver disease has a high morbidity when room air PaO2 is less than 50 mm Hg. Safe levels of oxygenation to facilitate transplantation have not been defined despite advancement in care. Postoperatively, hypoxaemia worsens due to ventilation perfusion mismatch contributed by postoperative pulmonary vasoconstriction and due to decrease in endogenous nitric oxide. A 16-year-old boy with cirrhosis presented with HPS and a PaO2 of 37 mm Hg on room air and underwent living donor liver transplant...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067149/the-impact-of-rifaximin-%C3%AE-on-the-hospital-resource-use-associated-with-the-management-of-patients-with-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-retrospective-observational-study-impress
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Mark Hudson, Amr Radwan, Paola Di Maggio, Riccardo Cipelli, Stephen D Ryder, John F Dillon, William Jonathan Cash, Robert T Przemioslo, Mark Wright, Debbie L Shawcross, Rajiv Jalan, Sushma Saksena, Michael Allison, Paul Richardson, Elizabeth Farrington, Richard J Aspinall
OBJECTIVE: To compare all-cause and liver-related hospital resource use in the 6 and 12 months pre-rifaximin-α and post-rifaximin-α initiation in UK patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE). DESIGN: A UK multicentre, retrospective, observational study. Patients' medical records were reviewed for demographics, clinical outcomes and adverse events (AEs) to rifaximin-α. Details of hospital admissions/attendances in the 6 and 12 months pre-rifaximin-α and post-rifaximin-α initiation were extracted from hospital electronic databases...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023905/cholangiopathy-in-critically-ill-patients-surviving-beyond-the-intensive-care-period-a-multicentre-survey-in-liver-units
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L Laurent, C Lemaitre, A Minello, A Plessier, G Lamblin, A Poujol-Robert, A Gervais-Hasenknopf, E-A Pariente, P Belenotti, N Mostefa-Kara, P Sogni, M Legrand, J-M Cournac, F Tamion, G Savoye, P Bedossa, D-C Valla, V Vilgrain, O Goria
BACKGROUND: The outcome of cholangiopathy developing in intensive care unit (ICU) is not known in patients surviving their ICU stay. AIM: To perform a survey in liver units, in order to clarify the course of cholangiopathy after surviving ICU stay. METHODS: The files of the liver units affiliated to the French network for vascular liver disease were screened for cases of ICU cholangiopathy developing in patients with normal liver function tests on ICU admission, and no prior history of liver disease...
December 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019744/pediatric-liver-transplant-techniques-and-complications
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Natally Horvat, Antonio Sergio Zafred Marcelino, Joao Vicente Horvat, Tássia Regina Yamanari, Jose de Arimateia Batista Araújo-Filho, Pedro Panizza, Joao Seda-Neto, Eduardo Antunes da Fonseca, Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Luciana Mendes de Oliveira Cerri, Paulo Chapchap, Giovanni Guido Cerri
Liver transplant is considered to be the last-resort treatment approach for pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease. Despite the remarkable advance in survival rates, liver transplant remains an intricate surgery with significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis of complications is crucial for patient survival but is challenging given the lack of specificity in clinical presentation. Knowledge of the liver and vascular anatomy of the donor and the recipient or recipients before surgery is also important to avoid complications...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985025/multidisciplinary-approach-to-cardiac-and-pulmonary-vascular-disease-risk-assessment-in-liver-transplantation-an-evaluation-of-the-evidence-and-consensus-recommendations
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Lisa B VanWagner, Matthew E Harinstein, James R Runo, Christopher Darling, Marina Serper, Shelley Hall, Jon A Kobashigawa, Laura L Hammel
Liver transplant (LT) candidates today are older, have greater medical severity of illness, and have more cardiovascular comorbidities than ever before. In addition, there are specific cardiovascular responses in cirrhosis that can be detrimental to the LT candidate. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, a condition characterized by increased cardiac output and a reduced ventricular response to stress, is present in up to 30% of patients with cirrhosis thus challenging perioperative management. Current noninvasive tests that assess for subclinical coronary and myocardial disease have low sensitivity, and altered hemodynamics during the LT surgery can unmask latent cardiovascular disease either intraoperatively or in the immediate postoperative period...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975368/obesogenic-endocrine-disruptors-and-obesity-myths-and-truths
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REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Luigi Barrea, Daniela Laudisio, Silvia Savastano, Annamaria Colao
Obesogenic endocrine disruptors, also known as obesogens, are chemicals potentially involved in weight gain by altering lipid homeostasis and promoting adipogenesis and lipid accumulation. They included compounds to which human population is exposed over daily life such as pesticides/herbicides, industrial and household products, plastics, detergents and personal care products. The window of life during which the exposure happens could lead to different effects. A critical window is during utero and/or neonatal period in which the obesogens could cause subtle changes in gene expression and tissue organization or blunt other levels of biological organization leading to increased susceptibility to diseases in the adulthood...
October 3, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971026/intensive-care-unit-issues-in-eclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Melissa Teresa Chu Lam, Elizabeth Dierking
Preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening hypertensive conditions and common causes of ICU admission among obstetric patients The diagnostic criteria of preeclampsia include: 1) systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg on two occasions at least 4 hours apart and 2) proteinuria ≥300 mg/day in a woman with a gestational age of >20 weeks with previously normal blood pressures. Eclampsia is defined as a convulsive episode or altered level of consciousness occurring in the setting of preeclampsia, provided that there is no other cause of seizures...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958773/pathophysiological-central-nervous-system-changes-in-a-porcine-model-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure
#18
Christian Thiel, Johannes Lauber, Wilfried Klingert, Kathrin Klingert, Matthias H Morgalla, Rudi Beschorner, Andreas Peter, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk, Karolin Thiel
BACKGROUND: Critical care management of patients suffering from acute liver failure (ALF) continues to be challenging. Animal models studying the pathophysiological central nervous system alterations during the course of ALF provide an opportunity to improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The aim of this study was to analyse the course of cerebral oxygenation in addition to conventional neuromonitoring during the course of acetaminophen-induced ALF. METHODS: ALF was induced by intrajejunal acetaminophen administration in 20 German landrace pigs...
November 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957326/high-rate-of-adaptation-of-mammalian-proteins-that-interact-with-plasmodium-and-related-parasites
#19
Emily R Ebel, Natalie Telis, Sandeep Venkataram, Dmitri A Petrov, David Enard
Plasmodium parasites, along with their Piroplasm relatives, have caused malaria-like illnesses in terrestrial mammals for millions of years. Several Plasmodium-protective alleles have recently evolved in human populations, but little is known about host adaptation to blood parasites over deeper evolutionary timescales. In this work, we analyze mammalian adaptation in ~500 Plasmodium- or Piroplasm- interacting proteins (PPIPs) manually curated from the scientific literature. We show that (i) PPIPs are enriched for both immune functions and pleiotropy with other pathogens, and (ii) the rate of adaptation across mammals is significantly elevated in PPIPs, compared to carefully matched control proteins...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945064/-candidemia-and-invasive-candidiasis-approach-in-critically-ill-patients-role-of-the-echinocandins
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B Almirante, J Garnacho-Montero, E Maseda, F J Candel, S Grau, J Guinea, I Moreno, P Muñoz, S Ruiz-Santana
OBJECTIVE: Invasive infections caused by Candida spp. in critically ill patients may significantly worsen their prognosis, so it is of great importance to establish an early detection and a suitable therapeutic strategy. The objective of this study was to define the differential role of echinocandins in treating certain critical patient profiles. METHODS: A scientific committee of 9 experts in infectious diseases, critical care, microbiology, and hospital pharmacy reviewed the existing evidence on the treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients...
September 25, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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