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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176374/intraoperative-vasoplegia-methylene-blue-to-the-rescue
#1
Sharon L McCartney, Lorent Duce, Kamrouz Ghadimi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the efficacy, dosing, and safety of methylene blue (MTB) in perioperative vasoplegic syndrome (VS). RECENT FINDINGS: Vasoplegic syndrome is a state of persistent hypotension with elevated cardiac output, low filling pressures, and low systemic vascular resistance (SVR). It occurs in up to 25% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, can last up to 72 h, and is associated with a high mortality rate. MTB has been found to increase SVR and decrease vasopressor requirements in vasoplegic syndrome by inhibiting nitric oxide synthase, thus limiting the generation of nitric oxide, while inhibiting activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase and preventing vasodilation...
November 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173076/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-two-case-reports-and-a-short-review-of-the-literature
#2
Georges Versyck, Charles de Gheldere, Patrick Vanclooster
INTRODUCTION: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is an infrequent cause of acute mesenteric ischemia with atypical symptoms and a high mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of NOMI characterized by their difference in etiology, treatment and outcome. RESULTS: In the first case, the patient developed NOMI after septic shock, she was successfully treated with surgery. The second patient experienced two episodes of cardiac arrest followed by NOMI...
November 25, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169658/-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-4%C3%A2-cases
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F Smaoui, M Koubaa, K Rekik, Y Mejdoub, S Mezghani, I Maaloul, A Hammami, C Marrakchi, M Ben Jemaa
BACKGROUND: Symmetric peripheral gangrene (SPG) is a symmetrical distal ischemic lesion on at least 2 or more extremities in the absence of proximal arterial obstruction and vasculitis. It is a rare and severe clinical entity. The aim of this study was to describe clinical symptoms, etiological agents and the management of SPG through a series of 4 cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included all cases of SPG hospitalized between 2000 and 2014. The inclusion criterion was the presence of distal ischemic damage at two or more sites in the absence of large vessel obstruction...
November 20, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149941/pathophysiology-of-septic-shock
#4
REVIEW
James A Russell, Barret Rush, John Boyd
Fundamental features of septic shock are vasodilation, increased permeability, hypovolemia, and ventricular dysfunction. Vasodilation owing to increased nitric oxide and prostaglandins is treated with vasopressors (norepinephrine first). Increased permeability relates to several pathways (Slit/Robo4, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin 1 and 2/Tie2 pathway, sphingosine-1-phosphate, and heparin-binding protein), some of which are targets for therapies. Hypovolemia is common and crystalloid is recommended for fluid resuscitation...
January 2018: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110153/protection-by-mtor-inhibition-on-zymosan-induced-systemic-inflammatory-response-and-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-contribution-of-mtor-mek1-erk1-2-ikk%C3%AE-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway
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Seyhan Sahan-Firat, Meryem Temiz-Resitoglu, Demet Sinem Guden, Sefika Pinar Kucukkavruk, Bahar Tunctan, Ayse Nihal Sari, Zumrut Kocak, Kafait U Malik
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a serine/threonine kinase regulate variety of cellular functions including cell growth, differentiation, cell survival, metabolism, and stress response, is now appreciated to be a central regulator of immune responses. Because mTOR inhibitors enhanced the anti-inflammatory activities of regulatory T cells and decreased the production of proinflammatory cytokines by macrophages, mTOR has been a pharmacological target for inflammatory diseases. In this study, we examined the role of mTOR in the production of proinflammatory and vasodilator mediators in zymosan-induced non-septic shock model in rats...
November 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966921/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-hemodynamics-in-neonates-and-children
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REVIEW
Yogen Singh
Hemodynamic instability and inadequate cardiac performance are common in critically ill children. The clinical assessment of hemodynamic status is reliant upon physical examination supported by the clinical signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, capillary refill time, and measurement of the urine output and serum lactate. Unfortunately, all of these parameters are surrogate markers of cardiovascular well-being and they provide limited direct information regarding the adequacy of blood flow and tissue perfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949404/the-role-of-syk-i%C3%A4-b-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%A4-b-pathway-activation-in-the-reversal-effect-of-bay-61-3606-a-selective-syk-inhibitor-on-hypotension-and-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-zymosan-induced-non-septic-shock
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Demet Unsal, Meltem Kacan, Meryem Temiz-Resitoglu, Demet Sinem Guden, Belma Korkmaz, A Nihal Sari, C Kemal Buharalioglu, Hatice Yildirim-Yaroglu, Lulufer Tamer-Gumus, Bahar Tunctan, Kafait U Malik, Seyhan Sahan-Firat
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, plays an important role in allergic diseases and inflammation. Syk triggers several intracellular signalling cascades including Toll-like receptor signalling to activate inflammatory responses following fungal infection but the role of this enzyme in zymosan (ZYM)-induced non-septic shock and its impacts on hypotension and inflammation in rats is not well understood. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Syk inhibition on ZYM-induced alterations in the expression and/or activities of Syk, inhibitor ĸB (IĸB)-α, and nuclear factor-ĸB (NF-ĸB) p65...
September 26, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948299/-cardiogenic-shock-current-evidence
#8
H Thiele
This CME article addresses the pathophysiology, incidence, current survival outcome and treatment options for patients with cardiogenic shock as a complication of acute myocardial infarction. The shock spiral of left heart failure due to cardiac infarction, subsequent vasoconstriction and paradoxical vasodilation due to the systemic inflammation response syndrome (SIRS) is a vicious circle which must be interrupted. Treatment focuses on the evidence from randomized clinical trials and the current guideline recommendations...
September 25, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906161/heat-stress-modulated-gastrointestinal-barrier-dysfunction-role-of-tight-junctions-and-heat-shock-proteins
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Avinash Gupta, Nishant Ranjan Chauhan, Daipayan Chowdhury, Ajeet Singh, Ramesh Chand Meena, Amitabha Chakrabarti, Shashi Bala Singh
Increased environmental temperature exerts a visible impact on an individual's physiology. At the onset of heat stress, there is an increase in core body temperature which triggers peripheral vasodilation and sweating in an effort to dissipate the elevated body heat. The increase in peripheral circulation however reduces blood flow to the internal organs which are thus adversely affected. In particular, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract gets adversely affected during hyperthermia resulting in loosening of the tight junctions (TJs) that finally leads to higher intestinal permeability...
September 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870504/the-oxidized-phospholipid-povpc-impairs-endothelial-function-and-vasodilation-via-uncoupling-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
#10
Feng-Xia Yan, Hua-Ming Li, Shang-Xuan Li, Shi-Hui He, Wei-Ping Dai, Yan Li, Tian-Tian Wang, Mao-Mao Shi, Hao-Xiang Yuan, Zhe Xu, Jia-Guo Zhou, Da-Sheng Ning, Zhi-Wei Mo, Zhi-Jun Ou, Jing-Song Ou
Endothelial dysfunction is an early stage of atherosclerosis. We recently have shown that 25-hydroxycholesterol found in atherosclerotic lesions could impair endothelial function and vasodilation by uncoupling and inhibiting endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). 1-Palmitoyl-2-(5-oxovaleroyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POVPC), the oxidation product of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, is another proinflammatory lipid and has also been found in atherosclerotic lesions. However, whether POVPC promotes atherosclerosis like 25-hydroxycholesterol remains unclear...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758605/rescue-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy-in-methamphetamine-toxicity
#11
Laura K Morrison, J Kromm, J Gaudet, D Zuege, B Button, F Warshawski, S N Lucyk
Complications related to methamphetamine use and abuse are common presentations seen in the emergency department. Standard management focuses on addressing the central nervous system and cardiovascular effects with the use of sedation and hemodynamic support. We describe a case report of a patient with methamphetamine toxicity and subsequent severe cardiomyopathy refractory to conventional management that responded to cardiovascular support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO). A 22-year-old female was admitted in severe cardiogenic shock following intravenous administration of methamphetamine and oral fentanyl use...
July 31, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751373/heat-shock-protein-90-contributes-to-cutaneous-vasodilation-through-activating-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-young-male-adults-exercising-in-the-heat
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Naoto Fujii, Sarah Y Zhang, Brendan D McNeely, Takeshi Nishiyasu, Glen P Kenny
While the mechanisms underlying the control of cutaneous vasodilation have been extensively studied, there remains a lack of understanding of the different factors that may modulate cutaneous perfusion during an exercise-induced heat stress. We evaluated the hypothesis that heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) contributes to the heat loss response of cutaneous vasodilation via the activation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) during exercise in the heat. In 11 young males (25 ± 5 yr), cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) was measured at four forearm skin sites that were continuously treated with 1) lactated Ringer solution (control), 2) NOS inhibition with 10 mM N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME), 3) HSP90 inhibition with 178 μM geldanamycin, or 4) a combination of 10 mM l-NAME and 178 μM geldanamycin...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673038/endothelial-nitric-oxide-pathways-in-the-pathophysiology-of-dengue-a-prospective-observational-study
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Sophie Yacoub, Phung Khanh Lam, Trieu Trung Huynh, Hong Hanh Nguyen Ho, Hoai Tam Dong Thi, Nguyen Thu Van, Le Thi Lien, Quyen Nguyen Than Ha, Duyen Huynh Thi Le, Juthathip Mongkolspaya, Abigail Culshaw, Tsin Wen Yeo, Heiman Wertheim, Cameron Simmons, Gavin Screaton, Bridget Wills
Background: Dengue can cause increased vascular permeability that may lead to hypovolemic shock. Endothelial dysfunction may underlie this; however, the association of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) pathways with disease severity is unknown. Methods: We performed a prospective observational study in 2 Vietnamese hospitals, assessing patients presenting early (<72 hours of fever) and patients hospitalized with warning signs or severe dengue. The reactive hyperemic index (RHI), which measures endothelium-dependent vasodilation and is a surrogate marker of endothelial function and NO bioavailability, was evaluated using peripheral artery tonometry (EndoPAT), and plasma levels of l-arginine, arginase-1, and asymmetric dimethylarginine were measured at serial time-points...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641580/marked-regional-endothelial-dysfunction-in-mottled-skin-area-in-patients-with-severe-infections
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Simon Bourcier, Jérémie Joffre, Vincent Dubée, Gabriel Preda, Jean-Luc Baudel, Naïke Bigé, Guillaume Leblanc, Bernard I Levy, Bertrand Guidet, Eric Maury, Hafid Ait-Oufella
BACKGROUND: Mottling around the knee, reflecting a reduced skin blood flow, is predictive of mortality in patients with septic shock. However, the causative pathophysiology of mottling remains unknown. We hypothesized that the cutaneous hypoperfusion observed in the mottled area is related to regional endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study in a medical ICU in a tertiary teaching hospital. Consecutive adult patients with sepsis admitted to ICU were included...
June 23, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577069/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-protection-of-renal-function-in-the-intensive-care-unit-update-2017-expert-opinion-of-the-working-group-on-prevention-aki-section-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine
#15
M Joannidis, W Druml, L G Forni, A B J Groeneveld, P M Honore, E Hoste, M Ostermann, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, M Schetz
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES: To determine and update previous recommendations for the prevention of AKI, specifically the role of fluids, diuretics, inotropes, vasopressors/vasodilators, hormonal and nutritional interventions, sedatives, statins, remote ischaemic preconditioning and care bundles. METHOD: A systematic search of the literature was performed for studies published between 1966 and March 2017 using these potential protective strategies in adult patients at risk of AKI...
June 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571949/low-energy-shock-wave-therapy-a-novel-treatment-option-for-erectile-dysfunction-in-men-with-cardiovascular-disease
#16
REVIEW
Dariusz Kałka, Jana Gebala, Ryszard Smoliński, Lesław Rusiecki, Witold Pilecki, Romuald Zdrojowy
Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prone to developing erectile dysfunction (ED) owing to the common risk factors and pathogenesis underlying ED and CVD. As a result, ED affects nearly 80% of male patients with CVD. The efficacy of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, vacuum erection devices, or intracavernosal injection of vasodilating agents is well established in the treatment of ED; however, their use is limited. Low-energy shock wave therapy is a novel modality that may become a causative treatment for ED...
November 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536661/successful-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-the-treatment-of-cardiogenic-shock-due-to-scorpion-envenomation
#17
Amine Tarmiz, Imene Mgarrech, Chokri Kortas, Sofiane Jerbi
Introduction. The occurrence of a cardiogenic shock is a rare presentation after scorpion envenomation. The treatment includes classically the use of inotropes and specific vasodilators. Case Presentation. We report a case of an 11-year-old boy presenting with cardiogenic shock and pulmonary edema after a scorpion sting. Despite adequate management at the emergency department and intensive care unit, the patient's hemodynamic status worsened rapidly, justifying his transfer to our department for ventricular mechanical assistance by venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483456/protective-role-of-cgmp-in-early-sepsis
#18
Vanessa Kovalski, Ana P Prestes, Junior G Oliveira, Gustavo F Alves, Daiandra Fr Colarites, Jheniffer El Mattos, Regina Sordi, José Cr Vellosa, Daniel Fernandes
Septic shock, which is triggered by microbial products, is mainly characterised by inadequate tissue perfusion, which can lead to multiple organ dysfunction and death. An intense release of vasoconstrictors agents occurs in the early stages of shock, which can lead to ischemic injury. In this scenario, cGMP could play a key role in counterbalancing these agents and preventing tissue damage. Sildenafil, which is a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, increases cGMP in smooth muscle cells and promotes vasodilation...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345355/coronary-spasm-secondary-to-cefuroxime-injection-complicated-with-cardiogenic-shock-a-manifestation-of-kounis-syndrome-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Andreas Mitsis, Evi Christodoulou, Panayiota Georgiou
Kounis syndrome is defined as the coincidental occurrence of an acute coronary syndrome with hypersensitivity reactions following an allergic event. The three reported variants of Kounis syndrome are vasospastic allergic angina, allergic myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis with occluding thrombus. The syndrome is caused by various inflammatory mediators. The pathophysiological characteristics of Kounis syndrome involve coronary artery spasm and/or atheromatous plaque erosion or rupture during an allergic reaction...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299952/n-acetylcysteine-s-role-in-sepsis-and-potential-benefit-in-patients-with-microcirculatory-derangements
#20
Jason Chertoff
OBJECTIVE: To review the data surrounding the utility of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in sepsis and identify areas needed for additional research. DATA SOURCES: A review of articles describing the mechanisms of action and clinical use of NAC in sepsis. SUMMARY OF REVIEW: Despite many advances in critical care medicine, still as many as 50% of patients with septic shock die. Treatments thus far have focused on resuscitation and restoration of macrocirculatory targets in the early phases of sepsis, with less focus on microcirculatory dysfunction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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