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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325788/decompression-illness-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-neurological-failure-symptoms-after-two-risky-dives-a-case-report
#1
Sebastian Klapa, Johannes Meyne, Wataru Kähler, Frauke Tillmans, Henning Werr, Andreas Binder, Andreas Koch
Hypovolemia is known to be a predisposing factor of decompression illness (DCI) while diving. The typical clinically impressive neurological symptoms of DCI may distract from other symptoms such as an incipient hypovolemic shock. We report the case of a 61-year-old male Caucasian, who presented with an increasing central and peripheral neural failure syndrome and massive hypovolemia after two risky dives. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head revealed multiple cerebral and pulmonary thromboembolisms...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320026/-alcohol-withdrawal-and-its-major-complications
#2
Klaus Junghanns, Tilman Wetterling
Delirium tremens is one of the most common complications of alcohol withdrawal. It is potentially lethal and therefore should be detected as early as possible and be monitored and treated intensively. The assessment of risk factors with the Luebeck Alcohol-Withdrawal Risk Scale short form (LARS-11) can help to predict the risk of severe withdrawal adequately. As delirium cannot be differentiated from Wernicke-Encephalopathy with sufficient certainty high parenteral doses of Vitamin B1 and Magnesium orally should be given in case of any severe withdrawal symptoms...
March 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315119/alterations-of-mg-2-after-hemorrhagic-shock
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Mun-Young Lee, Dong Kwon Yang, Shang-Jin Kim
Hemorrhagic shock is generally characterized by hemodynamic instability with cellular hypoxia and diminishing cellular function, resulting from an imbalance between systemic oxygen delivery and consumption and redistribution of fluid and electrolytes. Magnesium (Mg) is the fourth most abundant cation overall and second most abundant intracellular cation in the body and an essential cofactor for the energy production and cellular metabolism. Data for blood total Mg (tMg; free-ionized, protein-bound, and anion-bound forms) and free Mg(2+) levels after a traumatic injury are inconsistent and only limited information is available on hemorrhagic effects on free Mg(2+) as the physiologically active form...
March 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303600/the-study-of-biochemical-profile-of-cyst-fluid-and-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentiating-hepatic-hydatid-cysts-from-liver-simple-cysts
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Wang Shanshan, Li Hui, Liu Yan, Wang Li, Ren Yongfang, Wang Yan, Muhetarjiang Kader, Jia Wenxiao
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the value of biochemical profile of cyst fluid and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in differentiating hepatic hydatid cysts (HCs) from liver simple cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients underwent MR imaging. Twenty-nine patients had 29 hydatid cysts and 17 patients had liver simple cysts. Thirteen patients with hydatid cysts and seven patients with liver simple cysts were evaluated with cyst fluid biochemical analysis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
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Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282848/long-term-vaptan-treatment-of-idiopathic-siadh-in-an-octogenarian
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Stefan Büttner, Jürgen Bachmann, Helmut Geiger, Nicholas Obermüller
Hyponatremia is the most common and by far underestimated electrolyte disorder in clinical practice. Especially in elderly patients, treatment of symptomatic hyponatremia is challenging. Herein we describe the case of an octogenarian with recurrent symptomatic hyponatremia due to idiopathic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone release (SIADH). Fluid restriction was insufficient to prevent repeated episodes of hyponatremia complicated by falls and coma. After introduction of a low-dose therapy with tolvaptan, serum sodium levels as well as the clinical condition were stable under vaptan therapy, without any relapse for more than six years now...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259602/perioperative-strokes-and-early-outcomes-in-mitral-valve-surgery-a-nationwide-analysis
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Reshmi Udesh, Amol Mehta, Thomas G Gleason, Lawrence Wechsler, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the role of perioperative stroke as an independent risk factor for in-hospital morbidity and mortality after mitral valve surgery and review the trends in the early outcomes of mitral valve surgery over the past decade. DESIGN: Using data from the National Inpatient Sample database for analysis, all patients who underwent isolated mitral valve procedures were identified using International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision codes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253299/combinatorial-effects-of-quercetin-and-sex-steroids-on-fluid-and-electrolytes-na-cl-hco3-secretory-mechanisms-in-the-uterus-of-ovariectomised-female-sprague-dawley-rats
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Huma Shahzad, Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Normadiah M Kassim, Sekaran Muniandy, Naguib Salleh
Dysregulation of uterine fluid environment could impair successful reproduction and this could be due to the effect of environmental estrogens. Therefore, in this study, effect of quercetin, an environmental estrogen on uterine fluid and electrolytes concentrations were investigated under sex-steroid influence. Ovariectomised adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were given 10, 50 or 100mg/kg/day quercetin subcutaneously with 17-β estradiol (E) for seven days or three days E, then three days E plus progesterone (P) (E+P) treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236092/expression-and-functional-activity-of-bitter-taste-receptors-in-primary-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-and-m-1-cells
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Jie Liang, Fuxue Chen, Fu Gu, Xin Liu, Feng Li, Dongshu Du
The kidney is essential in the maintenance of in vivo homeostasis by body fluid and electrolyte conservation and metabolic waste removal. Previously, we reported the expression of a novel G protein family (Tas2rs), which includes bitter taste receptors, in the kidney tubule system, including the nephrons and the collecting duct system. Bitter taste receptors could affect kidney function via Ca(2+) intake. Alkaloids such as phenylthiocarbamide stimulate these receptors and cause an increase in Ca(2+) intake...
February 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225808/epileptogenesis-in-organotypic-hippocampal-cultures-has-limited-dependence-on-culture-medium-composition
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Jing Liu, Yero Saponjian, Mark M Mahoney, Kevin J Staley, Yevgeny Berdichevsky
Rodent organotypic hippocampal cultures spontaneously develop epileptiform activity after approximately 2 weeks in vitro and are increasingly used as a model of chronic post-traumatic epilepsy. However, organotypic cultures are maintained in an artificial environment (culture medium), which contains electrolytes, glucose, amino acids and other components that are not present at the same concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Therefore, it is possible that epileptogenesis in organotypic cultures is driven by these components...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205588/hypoxia-induced-angiotensin-ii-by-the-lactate-chymase-dependent-mechanism-mediates-radioresistance-of-hypoxic-tumor-cells
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Guozhu Xie, Ying Liu, Qiwei Yao, Rong Zheng, Lanfang Zhang, Jie Lin, Zhaoze Guo, Shasha Du, Chen Ren, Quan Yuan, Yawei Yuan
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a principal determinant of arterial blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte balance. RAS component dysregulation was recently found in some malignancies and correlated with poor patient outcomes. However, the exact mechanism of local RAS activation in tumors is still unclear. Here, we find that the local angiotensin II predominantly exists in the hypoxic regions of tumor formed by nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE2 cells and breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells, where these tumor cells autocrinely produce angiotensin II by a chymase-dependent rather than an angiotensin converting enzyme-dependent mechanism...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190443/neurologic-manifestations-of-major-electrolyte-abnormalities
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M Diringer
The brain operates in an extraordinarily intricate environment which demands precise regulation of electrolytes. Tight control over their concentrations and gradients across cellular compartments is essential and when these relationships are disturbed neurologic manifestations may develop. Perturbations of sodium are the electrolyte disturbances that most often lead to neurologic manifestations. Alterations in extracellular fluid sodium concentrations produce water shifts that lead to brain swelling or shrinkage...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177854/risk-factors-for-30-day-hospital-re-admission-with-an-infectious-complication-after-lower-extremity-vascular-procedures
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Joseph C Melvin, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse, Todd R Vogel
BACKGROUND: Lowering the 30-d re-admission rate after vascular surgery offers the potential to improve healthcare quality. This study evaluated re-admission associated with infections after open and endovascular lower extremity (LE) procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Patients admitted for elective LE procedures for PAD were selected from the Cerner Health Facts(®) database. Chi-square analysis evaluated the characteristics of the index admission associated with infection at 30-d re-admission...
February 8, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174411/-primary-lung-cancer-associated-with-dilated-phase-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-report-of-a-case
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Takehiro Sakai, Takao Tsushima, Daisuke Kimura, Ryo Hatanaka, Masahiro Sawada, Yutaka Sato
A 66-year-old man diagnosed as dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (D-HCM) was pointed out an abnormal shadow on routine chest radiography. The patient had past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The computed tomography showed a 3.8 cm-sized tumor in the left lower lobe of the lung, and histopathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma (cT2aN0-1M0, cStage I B-II A). Cardiosonography showed diffuse hypokinesis from basal to mid area, and ejection fraction was 36...
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167686/high-salt-diet-causes-osmotic-gradients-and-hyperosmolality-in-skin-without-affecting-interstitial-fluid-and-lymph
#15
Elham Nikpey, Tine V Karlsen, Natalia Rakova, Jens M Titze, Olav Tenstad, Helge Wiig
The common notion is that the body Na(+) is maintained within narrow limits for fluid and blood pressure homeostasis. Several studies have, however, shown that considerable amounts of Na(+) can be retained or removed from the body without commensurate water loss and that the skin can serve as a major salt reservoir. Our own data from rats have suggested that the skin is hypertonic compared with plasma on salt storage and that this also applies to skin interstitial fluid. Even small electrolyte gradients between plasma and interstitial fluid would represent strong edema-generating forces...
February 6, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160269/infections-in-cancer-patients-with-solid-tumors-a-review
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Kenneth V I Rolston
Solid tumors are much more common than hematologic malignancies. Although severe and prolonged neutropenia is uncommon, several factors increase the risk of infection in patients with solid tumors, and the presence of multiple risk factors in the same patient is not uncommon. These include obstruction (most often caused by progression of the tumor), disruption of natural anatomic barriers such as the skin and mucosal surfaces, and treatment-related factors such as chemotherapy, radiation, diagnostic and/or therapeutic surgical procedures, and the increasing use of medical devices such as various catheters, stents, and prostheses...
March 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160037/effect-of-comorbidities-on-the-association-between-age-and-hospital-mortality-after-fall-related-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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A Padrón-Monedero, T López-Cuadrado, I Galán, E V Martínez-Sánchez, P Martin, R Fernández-Cuenca
The relation between age and mortality after hip fracture was analyzed in elderly patients. 5.5% of the 31,884 patients died. Compared to those 65-74 years old, the multivariate OR for mortality for those 75-84 and ≥85 were 2.11 (95% CI: 1.61-2.77) and 4.10 (95% CI: 3.14-5.35). PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of Elixhauser comorbidities on the relation between age and mortality after hip fracture in elderly patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the population ≥65 years old hospitalized in Spain in 2013 with a diagnosis of fall-related hip fracture in the Basic Minimum Set Data (BMSD)...
February 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123500/effects-of-low-dose-tolvaptan-on-electrolyte-abnormality-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-a-liver-cirrhosis-associated-portopulmonary-hypertension-patient-a-case-report
#18
Yoshito Ogihara, Norikazu Yamada, Kaoru Dohi, Akimasa Matsuda, Satoshi Ota, Ken Ishikura, Mashio Nakamura, Masaaki Ito
The present study reported a case of portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) that was secondary to underlying liver cirrhosis in a 58-year-old woman, who was successfully treated with low-dose tolvaptan. The patient had suffered from refractory peripheral edema and electrolyte abnormalities, including severe hypokalemia, under the combination therapy of sildenafil, ambrisentan, furosemide and spironolactone. Subsequent to the initiation of low-dose tolvaptan at 3.75 mg/day with concurrent de-escalation of the dose of furosemide, the daily urine volume increased, peripheral edema improved and the serum potassium level increased immediately...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117000/vasopressin-and-related-peptides-potential-value-in-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment-of-clinical-disorders
#19
Ewa Szczepanska-Sadowska, Tymoteusz Zera, Piotr Sosnowski, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska, Anna Puszko, Aleksandra Misicka
Vasopressin (AVP) and its receptors play a pivotal role in maintaining body homeostasis under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. As a consequence, the vasopressin system has emerged as an important target for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in a number of medical conditions. Stoichiometric generation of AVP with copeptin, which is relatively accessible in the blood for measurements, makes copeptin a valuable surrogate of AVP. In this review, we present the regulation of release of AVP and activation of V1a, V1b, and V2 vasopressin receptors under physiological and pathological conditions...
January 19, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116714/dopaminergic-immunofluorescence-studies-in-kidney-tissue
#20
J J Gildea, R E Van Sciver, H E McGrath, B A Kemp, P A Jose, R M Carey, R A Felder
The kidney is a highly integrated system of specialized differentiated cells that are responsible for fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. While much of today's research focuses on isolated nephron segments or cells from nephron segments grown in tissue culture, an often overlooked technique that can provide a unique view of many cell types in the kidney is slice culture. Here, we describe techniques that use freshly excised kidney tissue from rats to perform a variety of experiments shortly after isolating the tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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