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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
#1
Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725307/acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-management-of-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-in-emergency-setting
#2
Ahmad Chaudhary, Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Hafiz Umair Siddiqui, Madiha Alvi
Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis (AP). The incidence of AP is around 10-20% with levels > 2,000 mg/dL. We present here a case of a 44-year-old male with history of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and HTG admitted with severe abdominal pain. Labs revealed elevated lipase and amylase. CT of abdomen with contrast showed AP. He was found to have a triglyceride (TG) level of 6,672 mg/dL. Besides conventional treatment for AP with intravenous (IV) hydration, he was started on IV regular insulin along with dextrose saline...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724844/a-review-of-the-active-treatments-for-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#3
Yuri Kinoshita, Hidehisa Saeki
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a severe adverse drug reaction associated with the separation of skin and mucous membranes at the dermal-epidermal junction. Although it is rare, many treatments have been trialed because of its high mortality rate. Active interventions performed to date include the use of systemic corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg), cyclosporine, plasmapheresis, anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs and N-acetylcysteine, but none has been established as the most effective therapy...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724445/sustained-benefit-from-combined-plasmapheresis-and-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-therapy-in-systemic-sclerosis
#4
Huayong Zhang, Jun Liang, Xiaojun Tang, Dandan Wang, Xuebing Feng, Fan Wang, Bingzhu Hua, Hong Wang, Lingyun Sun
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease involving the skin and several internal organs. Most therapies available for this disease are symptomatic. Given the difficulty in treating SSc, we conducted this study to investigate the effect of combined plasmapheresis (PE) and allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells transplantation (MSCT) therapy on SSc. METHODS: Fourteen patients underwent three repeated PE treatments with subsequent pulse cyclophosphamide on days 1, 3 and 5...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718268/oxymorphone-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-mimicking-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#5
Amibhen Gandhi, Saad Ullah, Shani Kotadia, Samer Nasser
Atypical Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) is a rare life threatening entity characterized by thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anaemia and renal dysfunction. It is a thrombotic microangiopathy related to genetic mutations in the alternate complement pathway and has a distinct pathophysiology which makes it harder to distinguish from other microangiopathies. We present a case of a 25-year-old male patient with history of polysubstance abuse who presented with chest pain and dyspnoea. He admitted to using injectable oxymorphone (Opana) two weeks before presentation...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715820/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-neonates-and-infants-successful-use-of-a-miniaturized-machine
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Enrico Vidal, Francesco Garzotto, Mattia Parolin, Chiara Manenti, Anna Zanin, Massimo Bellettato, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Stuart L Goldstein, Luisa Murer, Claudio Ronco
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in neonates and small infants is a treatment method at the forefront that may become a potentially life-saving procedure in a wide array of severe conditions. Indications for TPE in the pediatric population have been mainly derived from adult literature, with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia being the most notable exception. The only alternative to TPE in small pediatric patients is manual blood exchange transfusion, which, however, bears an unacceptably high risk of severe complications...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711273/treatment-methods-following-suicidal-self-administration-of-iv-organophosphate-what-can-additional-lipid-administration-change
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Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan, Ali Duman, Mucahit Avcil, Ayhan Akoz, Selcuk Eren Canakcı, Burcak Kantekin
Organic phosphor compounds are highly toxic and life-threatening compounds that are widely used in agriculture, households and gardens worldwide. While oral intakes are observed frequently, toxic effects can also be seen through contract or inhalation. However, toxic cases through the parenteral route have rarely been reported. We had three main aims: first, to present a male patient who self-administered 2ml of monocrotophos intravenously to commit suicide. Our second goal was to present the current multiple treatment methods, such as fast general support, antidote treatment, lipid emulsion treatment, and plasmapheresis along with the literature...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697142/plasmapheresis-for-hypertriglyceridemia-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#8
Ke-You Zhang, Kenneth L Cox, Zachary M Sellers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688623/neuropsychiatric-debut-as-a-presentation-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-an-atypical-clinical-case-and-literature-review
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Dinesh Sangroula, Richard Durrance, Shirshak Bhattarai, Thambirajah Nandakumar
INTRODUCTION: Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated polyneuropathy most frequently presenting two to four weeks after an acute mild-moderately severe infection as progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs extending proximally with dysreflexia and autonomic dysfunction. While GBS is typically believed to be isolated to the Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System (CNS) and psychiatric manifestations as a sequela of the disease have been described in different imaging and clinical studies...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688239/successful-treatment-of-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-using-plasmapheresis-a-prospective-observational-study
#10
Feng Han, Jingjing Zhang, Qi Guo, Yanjing Feng, Ya Gao, Litao Guo, Yanli Hou, Jingang An, Xiaopeng Wang, Bin Yan, Yan Zheng, Jingchun Song, Manxiang Li, Gang Wang
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, severe, life-threatening skin disease and it requires urgent critical care, including admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). It is characterized by fatal sequelae and high mortality. Currently, insufficient evidence exists to support the use of any systemic adjuvant therapy, such as cyclophosphamide, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), or corticosteroids. However, plasmapheresis has been increasingly valued by clinicians due to its significant efficacy and little adverse side effects...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688059/a-case-of-severe-refractory-hypotension-after-amlodipine-overdose
#11
Melissa Chudow, Kevin Ferguson
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are responsible for a substantial portion of the mortality associated with cardiovascular medication overdose cases. Amlodipine, a dihydropyridine CCB, can cause prolonged hypotension in overdose. This report describes a severe amlodipine overdose case that was refractory to multiple therapeutic approaches. A 53-year-old male presented after ingesting eighty 10 mg amlodipine tablets in a suicide attempt. The patient was initially managed with calcium boluses, glucagon, multiple vasoactive agents, lipid emulsion infusions and hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy...
July 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683450/acute-kidney-injury-and-hemolytic-anemia-secondary-to-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
#12
Camillo Carrara, Mauro Abbate, Ettore Sabadini, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Glomerulonephritis as well as kidney injury secondary to fulminant intravascular hemolysis are rare extrapulmonary manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. We describe a 50-year-old female diagnosed with M. pneumoniae infection-associated hemolytic anemia, characterized by negative cold agglutinin tests but with laboratory evidence of complement alternative pathway activation. The patient presented both with anemia and severe kidney failure and she was treated with steroids and red blood cell transfusions along with plasmapheresis...
July 7, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682992/connection-of-a-renal-replacement-therapy-or-plasmapheresis-device-to-the-ecmo-circuit
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Florent Laverdure, Laurent Masson, Guillaume Tachon, Julien Guihaire, François Stephan
In patients under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support requiring renal replacement therapy or plasmapheresis, connecting such extracorporeal therapy device to the ECMO circuit provides many advantages compared with central venous catheterization. However, high pressures of the ECMO circuit limit the usefulness of this technique. We propose a new approach to connect extracorporeal therapy lines to the ECMO circuit. Inlet line is connected to the oxygenator, and outlet line is connected either to the femoral artery antegrade perfusion cannula in case of venoarterial ECMO or to the lateral vent of the return cannula in case of venovenous ECMO...
July 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682883/nivolumab-induced-myasthenia-gravis-in-a-patient-with-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma-case-report
#14
Yu-Hsiu Chen, Feng-Cheng Liu, Chang-Hung Hsu, Chih-Feng Chian
RATIONALE: Nivolumab (Nivo) is an immune checkpoint inhibitor that has been used to treat advanced melanoma, nonsmall cell lung carcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma since 2015. Nivo is associated with several side effects, including hepatitis, pneumonitis, acute renal failure, endocrine disorder, and other immune-related adverse events. Here, we describe the case of a 65-year-old man with squamous cell lung carcinoma who developed myasthenia gravis (MG) after a third Nivo infusion. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old man with advanced squamous cell lung carcinoma developed ptosis, diplopia, drop head, and general weakness 5 days after a third Nivo infusion...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680827/clinical-analysis-of-single-filtration-plasmapheresis-using-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-machines-in-kidney-transplantation
#15
Eunsoo Lim, Yujeong Kim, Jong Cheol Jeong, Inwhee Park, Heungsoo Kim, Su Hyung Lee, Chang-Kwon Oh, Gyu-Tae Shin
BACKGROUND: Plasmapheresis has become an essential element of kidney transplantation (KT). In the present study, we report clinical outcomes of filtration plasmapheresis using continuous renal replacement therapy machines with a single filter for the first time in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed six patients who underwent filtration plasmapheresis for KT in our center; plasmapheresis was performed using the Plasmaflex (Baxter(®)) with a TPE 2000 filter set (Baxter(®)) in our hemodialysis unit...
June 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680623/nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis
#16
Abhilash Koratala, Vikrampal Bhatti
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a fibrosing disorder seen in patients with renal dysfunction, commonly precipitated by administration of gadolinium contrast. There is no consistently successful treatment, but oral steroids, topical dovonex, extracorporeal photopheresis, and plasmapheresis have been tried [http://www.icnfdr.org/ Last accessed: 1/6/2017]. Avoidance of gadolinium in such patients is the key to prevention.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678346/coagulation-profile-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-before-and-after-kidney-transplantation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Jinbeom Cho, Kang Woong Jun, Mi Hyeong Kim, Jeong Kye Hwang, In Sung Moon, Ji Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) tend to experience both thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications; however, the pathophysiology remains unclear. This study aimed to identify the underlying mechanisms and characteristics of hemostatic problems in patients with CKD and to demonstrate the role of kidney transplantation (KT) in correcting these hemostatic abnormalities. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, 557 KT recipients who did not receive peri-operative plasmapheresis and who did not exhibit graft failure within 1 month after KT were included...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677830/comparative-outcomes-of-immunochemotherapy-regimens-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinaemia
#18
Adam J Olszewski, Chang Chen, Roee Gutman, Steven P Treon, Jorge J Castillo
Comparative data on immunochemotherapy regimens for Waldenström macroglobulinaemia/lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (WM/LPL) are lacking. We analysed overall survival (OS), risk of hospitalizations, transfusions and plasmapheresis in a population-based cohort of patients ≥65 years old initiating WM/LPL therapy in 1999-2013. To minimize bias, we applied a propensity score-based causal inference method. We conducted three analyses of: patients treated with or without rituximab, patients treated with rituximab monotherapy or with combination immunochemotherapy, and regimens based on classic purine analogues or alkylators...
July 5, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670087/plasmapheresis-for-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-from-hypertriglyceridemia
#19
Kathleen Kopecky, Amber Moreland, Christopher Hebert, Gates B Colbert
Acute pancreatitis is a known complication of severe hypertriglyceridemia. Therapeutic experience with plasmapheresis is less well reported but has been highly successful in life-threatening presentations. We describe a 38-year-old obese Hispanic woman with a previous history of acute pancreatitis from diabetic hypertriglyceridemia who presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of worsening abdominal pain. Plasmapheresis was initiated with one calculated plasma volume exchange using 5% albumin replacement within 24 hours of admission...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668085/utility-of-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-in-the-assessment-of-response-to-ivig-in-a-long-lasting-case-of-chronic-immune-sensory-polyradiculopathy
#20
Angelo Maurizio Clerici, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Marco Mauri, Federico Sergio Squellati, Giorgio Giovanni Bono
BACKGROUND: Chronic immune sensory polyradiculopathy (CISP) identifies a progressive acquired peripheral dysimmune neuropathy recognized as a chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) variant. We describe a young woman with a thirteen-year history of CISP with a belated variable response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and an almost erratic anticipation of symptoms between IVIG cycles. The association of IVIG and corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, plasmapheresis, did not lead to clinical improvement and was characterized by significant side effects...
July 1, 2017: BMC Neurology
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