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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758605/rescue-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy-in-methamphetamine-toxicity
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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 Yan Zhang, Brendan D McNeely, Takeshi Nishiyasu, Glen P Kenny
While the mechanisms underlying the control of cutaneous vasodilation has 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 eleven young males (25±5 years), cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) was measured at four forearm skin sites that were continuously treated with 1) Lactated Ringers solution (Control), 2) NOS inhibition with 10 mM L-NAME, 3) HSP90 inhibition with 178 μM Geldanamycin, or 4) a combination of 10 mM L-NAME and 178 μM Geldanamycin...
July 27, 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 pathways with disease severity is unknown. Methods: We performed a prospective observational study in two Vietnamese hospitals, assessing patients presenting early (<72 hours fever) and patients hospitalized with warning signs or severe dengue. The reactive hyperaemic 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 ADMA were measured at serial time-points...
June 29, 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
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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
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REVIEW
Dariusz Kalka, Jana Gebala, Ryszard Smoliński, Lesław Rusiecki, Witold Pilecki, Romuald Zdrojowy
Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prone to developing erectile dysfunction (ED) due 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 (LESWT) is a novel modality that may become a causative treatment for ED...
May 29, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536661/successful-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-the-treatment-of-cardiogenic-shock-due-to-scorpion-envenomation
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271596/team-based-approach-to-identify-cardiac-toxicity-in-critically-ill-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Christopher E Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Zachary Paff, Russel Hirsch, Thomas D Ryan, John L Jefferies, Michelle Cash, Seth Rotz, Abigail Pate, Michael D Taylor, Javier El-Bietar, Kasiani C Myers, Gregory Wallace, Adam Nelson, Michael Grimley, Thomas Pfeiffer, Adam Lane, Stella M Davies, Ranjit S Chima
INTRODUCTION: We observed pulmonary hypertension (PH), pericardial effusions, and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in multiple critically ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We implemented routine structured echocardiography screening for HSCT recipients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) using a standardized multidisciplinary process. METHODS: HSCT recipients admitted to the PICU with respiratory distress, hypoxia, shock, and complications related to transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy were screened on admission and every 1-2 weeks thereafter...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270914/sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-blockade-therapy-for-sepsis
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REVIEW
Takeshi Suzuki, Yuta Suzuki, Jun Okuda, Takuya Kurazumi, Tomohiro Suhara, Tomomi Ueda, Hiromasa Nagata, Hiroshi Morisaki
Despite recent advances in medical care, mortality due to sepsis, defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, remains high. Fluid resuscitation and vasopressors are the first-line treatment for sepsis in order to optimize hemodynamic instability caused by vasodilation and increased vascular permeability. However, these therapies, aimed at maintaining blood pressure and blood flow to vital organs, could have deleterious cardiac effects, as cardiomyocyte damage occurs in the early stages of sepsis...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144845/gastric-vascular-and-motor-responses-to-anaphylactic-hypotension-in-anesthetized-rats-in-comparison-to-those-with-hemorrhagic-or-vasodilator-induced-hypotension
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Yuhichi Kuda, Toshishige Shibamoto, Tao Zhang, Wei Yang, Mamoru Tanida, Yasutaka Kurata
Anaphylactic shock is life-threatening, but pathophysiology of the stomach lesion remains unclear. We determined gastric hemodynamics and gastric functions during anaphylactic hypotension, as compared to hypotension induced by hemorrhage or sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in anesthetized and ovalbumin-sensitized Sprague-Dawley rats. Systemic arterial pressure, portal venous pressure, and gastric arterial blood flow were measured, and gastric vascular resistance (GVR) was determined. Separately, the intragastric pressure (IGP) and gastric effluent, as a measure of gastric flux, were continuously measured...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940455/sepsis-for-the-anaesthetist
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M E Nunnally
Sepsis is as a dysregulated systemic response to infection. Morbidity and mortality of the syndrome are very high worldwide. Recent definitions have redefined criteria for sepsis. The new definition (Sepsis-3) classifies sepsis as infection with organ dysfunction (the old 'severe sepsis'). Septic patients are at risk for secondary injuries, thus aggressive source control, resuscitation, and antibiotic therapy are the mainstays of management. Central to sepsis physiology is vasodilated shock. Many patients respond to i...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931652/red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-its-effect-on-microvascular-dysfunction-in-shock-states
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REVIEW
Jordan A Weinberg, Rakesh P Patel
Among critically ill patients, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is often prescribed for anemia in the absence of active or recent bleeding. The failure of RBC transfusion to improve physiological parameters and clinical outcomes in this setting may be explained by current understanding of the relationship between the RBCs and the microcirculation. It is now evident that the circulating RBCs contribute to microcirculatory hypoxic vasodilation by regulated nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilation, thereby facilitating delivery of oxygen to oxygen-deprived tissue...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931651/effects-of-vasodilators-on-haemodynamic-coherence
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REVIEW
Christian Fuchs, Christian Ertmer, Sebastian Rehberg
Vasodilators are a potential therapeutic option for patients with persisting microcirculatory disorders despite adequate cardiac output and mean arterial pressure due to conventional haemodynamic stabilization. Venous vasodilation may decrease post-capillary venular pressure and thus increase capillary flow resulting in reduced extravasation and oedema formation. Arteriolar vasodilation may increase microvascular flow by 'opening' the microcirculation. In particular, inodilators that combine vasodilation with positive inotropy may be promising...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904524/integration-of-medical-therapy-and-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-the-management-of-acute-heart-failure
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Patrick Horn, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld
Acute heart failure is still characterized by poor prognosis with high mortality. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and hemodynamic measurements. Early coronary revascularization in cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction improves outcome. The further contemporary therapeutic options in the management of acute heart failure are limited to a merely symptomatic effect with relief of dyspnea, reduction of volume overload and improvement of hemodynamic parameters by vasodilators (in hypertension) or inotropic and vasopressor agents (in hypotension)...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809354/shock-associated-with-endothelial-dysfunction-in-omental-microvessels
#18
Lewis B Somberg, David D Gutterman, Hiroto Miura, Raminder Nirula, Ossama A Hatoum
BACKGROUND: Impaired microvascular function leads to a poor outcome in a variety of medical conditions. Our aim was to determine whether vasodilator responses to acetylcholine (Ach) are impaired in human omental arterioles from patients with severe trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with massive blood loss and severe shock requiring damage control procedures were included. Tissues were collected at the first (FEL) and the second explorative laparotomy (SEL)...
January 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787407/vasodilators-in-septic-shock-resuscitation-a-clinical-perspective
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Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Roberto Rabello Filho, Murillo Santucci Cesar Assunção, Eliézer Silva, Alexandre Lima
Microcirculatory abnormalities have been shown to be frequent in patients with septic shock despite "normalization" of systemic hemodynamics. Several studies have explored the impact of vasodilator therapy (prostacyclin, inhaled nitric oxide, topic acetylcholine, and nitroglycerin) on microcirculation and tissue perfusion, with contradictory findings.In this narrative review, we briefly present the pathophysiological aspects of microcirculatory dysfunction, and depict the evidence supporting the use of vasodilators and other therapeutic interventions (fluid administration, blood transfusion, vasopressors, and dobutamine) aiming to improve the microcirculatory flow in septic shock patients...
March 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776076/extracellular-elevation-of-adrenomedullin-a-gene-associated-with-schizophrenia-suppresses-heat-shock-protein-1a-1b-mrna
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Zhilei Zhao, Seiichiro Jinde, Chihiro Kakiuchi, Kiyoto Kasai
Several recent gene expression studies on schizophrenia, including one using monozygotic twins discordant for the disease, have reported the upregulation of adrenomedullin (ADM), which was initially identified as a vasodilator hormone. It has been hypothesized that upregulation of ADM may be a susceptibility factor for schizophrenia, although the exact role of ADM in the central nervous system remains unclear. In this study, we used a microarray analysis to investigate the changes in global gene expression induced by the administration of exogenous ADM in SK-N-SH cells, which allowed us to evaluate the effects of elevated ADM on the central nervous system...
October 21, 2016: Neuroreport
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