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Electrolyte disturbance

Efstratios Kardalas, Stavroula A Paschou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Gerasimos Siasos, Andromachi Vryonidou
Hypokalaemia is a common electrolyte disturbance, especially in hospitalized patients. It can have various causes, including endocrine ones. Sometimes, hypokalaemia requires urgent medical attention. The aim of this review is to present updated information regarding: 1) the definition and prevalence of hypokalaemia, 2) the physiology of potassium homeostasis, 3) the various causes leading to hypokalaemia, 4) the diagnostic steps for the assessment of hypokalaemia and 5) the appropriate treatment of hypokalaemia depending on the cause...
March 14, 2018: Endocrine Connections
Mohammed Qadori, Elmira Flem, Terese Bekkevold, Henrik Døllner, Ann Marit Gilje, Astrid Rojahn, Ketil Størdal
AIM: Using routine blood sampling in a gastroenteritis diagnostic work-up is debatable. This study examined the relationship between the severity of acute gastroenteritis and blood test abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children under five years referred for outpatient or inpatient management for gastroenteritis from February 2014 to April 2016. The four study hospitals cared for 30% of Norwegian children. The severity of gastroenteritis was assessed using Vesikari scores...
March 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Masahiro Yamazoe, Atsushi Mizuno, Shun Kohsaka, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Takashi Kohno, Ayumi Goda, Satoshi Higuchi, Mayuko Yagawa, Yuji Nagatomo, Tsutomu Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Diuretics are the cornerstone therapy for acute heart failure (AHF) but can lead to various electrolyte disturbances and inversely affect the patients' outcome. We aimed to evaluate whether (1) the dose of loop diuretics could predict hospital-acquired hyponatremia (HAH) during AHF treatment, (2) addition of thiazide diuretics could affect development of HAH, and (3) assess their impact on long-term outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed the subjects enrolled in the multicenter AHF registry (WET-HF)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Julia Wijkström, Channa Jayasumana, Rajeewa Dassanayake, Nalin Priyawardane, Nimali Godakanda, Sisira Siribaddana, Anneli Ring, Kjell Hultenby, Magnus Söderberg, Carl-Gustaf Elinder, Annika Wernerson
In Sri Lanka, an endemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) is affecting rural communities. The endemic has similarities with Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN) in Central America, however it has not yet been clarified if the endemics are related diagnostic entities. We designed this study of kidney biopsies from patients with CKDu in Sri Lanka to compare with MeN morphology. Eleven patients with CKDu were recruited at the General Hospital, Polonnaruwa, using similar inclusion and exclusion criteria as our previous MeN studies...
2018: PloS One
Hong Li, Heather M Byers, Alicia Diaz-Kuan, Miriam B Vos, Patricia L Hall, Silvia Tortorelli, Rani Singh, Matthew B Wallenstein, Meredith Allain, David P Dimmock, Ryan M Farrell, Shawn McCandless, Michael J Gambello
Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by aldolase B (ADOLB) deficiency resulting in an inability to metabolize fructose. The toxic accumulation of intermediate fructose-1-phosphate causes multiple metabolic disturbances, including postprandial hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, electrolyte disturbance, and liver/kidney dysfunction. The clinical presentation varies depending on the age of exposure and the load of fructose. Some common infant formulas contain fructose in various forms, such as sucrose, a disaccharide of fructose and glucose...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Adriana M Pedraza Bermeo, Ana María Ortiz Zableh, Mariangel Castillo, Jaime Francisco Pérez Niño
INTRODUCTION: Postobstructive diuresis (POD) is a polyuric state in which large quantities of salt and water are eliminated after solving a urinary tract obstruction. These patients are at increased risk of severe dehydration, electrolytic disturbances, hypovolemic shock, and death. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is the most common etiology of collecting system dilatation in the fetal kidney, and a significant number of patients require pyeloplasty. There are limited data regarding prognostic risk factors for POD in this scenario...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Oktay Gurcan, Ahmet Gurhan Gurcay, Atilla Kazanci, Tuncer Goker, Oguzhan Eylen, Omer Faruk Turkoglu
The Fahr syndrome (FS) is a rare degenerative neurological disorder (its prevalence is <0.5%). FS is distinguished by the presence of abnormal bilateral intracranial calcifications with a predilection for the basal ganglia, also presented by movement disorders such as parkinsonism, paresis, and speech disorders. Chronic subdural hematoma (CSH), which is typically the result of mild head trauma, is a regularly encountered condition in elderly. A 63-year-old man has referred to our clinic from another hospital with a history of mild head trauma approximately a month ago...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Lucas E Orth, Keliana L O'Mara
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether there are differences in the incidence of metabolic bone disease (MBD) between preterm neonates first exposed to diuretics prior to 2 weeks of life versus those exposed after 2 weeks. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of premature neonates born at a tertiary care center between 2011 and 2015 who received either furosemide or chlorothiazide. The primary outcome was incidence of MBD. Secondary outcomes included growth, electrolyte disturbances, oxygen requirement, and length of stay...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Mirjam Simoons, Adrie Seldenrijk, Hans Mulder, Tom Birkenhäger, Mascha Groothedde-Kuyvenhoven, Rob Kok, Cornelis Kramers, Wim Verbeeck, Mirjam Westra, Eric van Roon, Roberto Bakker, Henricus Ruhé
Currently, there is a lack of international and national guidelines or consensus documents with specific recommendations for electrocardiogram (ECG) screening and monitoring during antidepressant treatment. To make a proper estimation of the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden (cardiac) death during antidepressant use, both the drug and patient-specific factors should be taken into account; however, solid evidence on how this should be done in clinical practice is lacking. Available recommendations on the management of QT(c) prolongation (with antidepressant treatment) emphasize that special attention should be given to high-risk patients; however, clinicians are in need of more concrete suggestions about how to select patients for ECG screening and monitoring...
February 26, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Deniz Aygün, Fatih Aygün, Kemal Nişli, Firdevs Baş, Agop Çıtak
Aim: We aimed to study electrocardiographic changes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis and ketosis and to evaluate the relation of the changes with serum electrolyte levels and ketosis. Material and Methods: This study was performed in Istanbul Medical Faculty, Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Department between May 2008 and May 2009. The electrocardiographic parameters and QT length of children with diabetic ketoacidosis and ketosis were evaluated at diagnosis and after the treatment...
December 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Emmanuelle Magny, Hélène Le Petitcorps, Maria Pociumban, Zineb Bouksani-Kacher, Éric Pautas, Joël Belmin, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Carmelo Lafuente-Lafuente
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with delirium among community-dwelling older adults have been poorly studied. Our aim was to describe the prevalence of predisposing and precipitating factors for delirium among patients admitted for delirium and to assess whether these factors were appropriately recognized at the first patient assessment at hospital. METHODS: Consecutive community-dwelling individuals admitted to three geriatric acute care units with a confirmed initial diagnosis of delirium were prospectively included...
2018: PloS One
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Nastaran Sabetkish, Shabnam Sabetkish
BACKGROUND: Conventional treatments for patients suffering with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has several disadvantages, highlighting the importance of other reproducible modalities such as colonic dialysis (CD). OBJECTIVES: The aim was to establish a CD model in uremic rats and evaluate the effect of two different peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions. METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups. After right nephrectomy and left partial nephrectomy, a Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) stoma was created...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Rebecca Grammer, Jingping Wang, Edward Lahey
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged muscle tissue breaks down and intracellular contents, including myoglobin, are released into the circulation. This produces a nonspecific clinical syndrome including electrolyte disturbances, hypovolemia, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathies, and risk of acute kidney injury. Rhabdomyolysis has been reported as a complication of prolonged surgical procedures but has rarely been reported in the oral and maxillofacial surgery literature. Early diagnosis and treatment of rhabdomyolysis are important to avoid long-term complications such as renal failure...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Isiaka Ayofe Adekunle, Christian Eseigbe Imafidon, Ayowole Abraham Oladele, Abiodun Oladele Ayoka
Cyclosporine (CYA), a common immuno-suppressant drug that is used in organ transplants, is associated with nephrotoxic effects. Scientific exploration of natural products of plant origin should be considered; especially, in a world with increasing prevalence of kidney diseases. Effects of ginger polyphenols (GP) in Wistar rats with CYA-induced perturbations in electrolyte balance and kidney function was determined. Fifty Wistar rats were recruited for this study such that graded doses of GP were administered following CYA-induced kidney injury and comparisons were made against control and toxic groups at p < 0...
February 7, 2018: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
Tze Yee Diane Mok, Min-Hua Tseng, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ju-Li Lin, Shih Ming Chu, Jen-Fu Hsu, Reyin Lien
BACKGROUND: Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming increasingly necessary for supporting critically ill neonates. Few studies have reported the use of RRT in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Therefore, we performed a retrospective study to describe the use of RRT in our NICU and its associated efficacy, complications, and outcomes. METHODS: We identified patients requiring RRT between January 2009 and January 2017. Demographic data, mode of RRT, and associated factors were recorded...
December 21, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Rajiv Saini, Kalpana Srivastava, Sunil Agrawal, R C Das
Background: It is well known that environmental factors play an important role in human performance. High temperature and humidity particularly impair mental performance by altering brain neurochemistry and electrolyte disturbance which in turn affect one's overall efficiency. While the physiological responses to environmental heat have been well established, it is less clear about its impact on cognition. Study aims to investigate the impact of thermal strain on cognition. Methods: One hundred (100) healthy soldiers aged between 20 and 30 years who had spent minimum of one year in desert conditions prior to their induction in the study formed sample of the study...
October 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Yuchen Guo, Liang He, Yiming Liu, Xueyuan Cao
RATIONALE: Paralytic ileus is characterized by the signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction but without any mechanical lesions in the intestinal lumen. Several medical and surgical conditions can lead to this ailment, such as electrolyte disturbances that impair intestinal motility. However, hypercalcemia secondary to multiple myeloma as a major cause of paralytic ileus has rarely been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient got severe constipation with difficulty in the passage of both gas and feces for 7 days...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Weiwei Jiang, Jie Zhang, Xiaofeng Lv, Xiaoqun Xu, Qiming Geng, Weibing Tang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The stoma of intermediate position enterostomy (IPE) often leads to high output, which is related to electrolyte abnormalities, and prolongs patient recovery post-operatively. The continuous nasogastric tube feeding method has the advantage of reducing the risk of feeding intolerance, and improves nutrient absorption. In the current study, we review our experience with continuous tube feeding and compare the clinical outcomes with intermittent oral feeding in patients with an IPE post-operatively...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Sonia Hammami, Houda Lazreg Aref, Messouda Khalfa, Ines Kochtalli, Mohamed Hammami
BACKGROUND: Refeeding syndrome is a rare and life-threatening pathology with polyvisceral manifestations occurring in severely malnourished patients. It is rarely described in adults with celiac disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 28-year-old Tunisian woman followed up for celiac disease, who did not adhere to the gluten-free diet. She presented to our hospital with celiac crisis manifested by severe diarrhea, and metabolic and electrolyte disturbances...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Viktor Hoffmann, Giridhar Pulletikurthi, Timo Carstens, Abhishek Lahiri, Andriy Borodin, Max Schammer, Birger Horstmann, Arnulf Latz, Frank Endres
Ionic liquids (ILs) form a multilayered structure at the solid/electrolyte interface, and the addition of solutes can alter it. For this purpose, we have investigated the influence of the silver bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide (AgTFSA) concentration in 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide ([Py1,4]TFSA) on the layering using in situ atomic force microscopy. AFM investigations revealed that the Au(111)/electrolyte interface indeed depends on the concentration of the salt where a typical " IL" multilayered structure is retained only at quite low concentrations of the silver salt (e...
January 30, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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