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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533863/management-and-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-at-muhimbili-orthopaedic-institute-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Respicious Boniface, Edwin Rwebugisa Lugazia, Abel Mussa Ntungi, Othman Kiloloma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain Injuries represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and road traffic crashes accounts for a significant proportion of these injuries. However, access to neurosurgical care is poor in low income countries like Tanzania. The aim of this study was to assess the management and outcome of Traumatic brain injury patients at a tertiary level health facility in Tanzania. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of Traumatic brain injury patients attended at Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute between January 2014 and June 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528537/intraoperative-mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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Lorenzo Ball, Federico Costantino, Giulia Orefice, Karthikka Chandrapatham, Paolo Pelosi
Mechanical ventilation is a cornerstone of the intraoperative management of the surgical patient and is still mandatory in several surgical procedures. In the last decades, research focused on preventing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), both improving risk stratification through the use of predictive scores and protecting the lung adopting so-called protective ventilation strategies. The aim of this review is to give an up-to-date overview of the currently suggested intraoperative ventilation strategies, along with their pathophysiologic rationale, with a focus on challenging conditions, such as obesity, one-lung ventilation and cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527261/-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-report-of-a-fatal-case-and-analysis-of-predictive-factors-of-a-poor-prognosis
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Moisés Ulises Torres, Ligia Victoria Delgado, Natalia Giraldo, Piedad Urueña, Sergio Franco, Olga Helena Hernández
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is an illness with multiple causes and distinctive clinicalradiological characteristics that should be known by intensivists and emergency room physicians for a timely diagnosis and treatment. A fatal case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is presented, and the risk factors related to the outcome are identified.A 60-year-old man without a relevant medical history arrived at the emergency room presenting with depressed consciousness, seizures, and high blood pressure...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525856/oleuropein-prevents-the-development-of-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-in-rats
#4
Jia-Ying Zhang, Zheng Yang, Kun Fang, Zhan-Li Shi, Dan-Hong Ren, Jing Sun
Oleuropein (OLE) is a natural secoiridoid that is derived from Olea europaea. OLE possesses cardioprotective effects in experimental models of hypertension, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis and hyperlipidaemia. In the present study, the effects of OLE on experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) were evaluated. EAM in rats were induced by subcutaneous injections of porcine cardiac myosin. Cardiac function parameters, myocardial pathology, myocardial inflammatory cell infiltration and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) expression were measured...
May 16, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523456/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-significantly-improves-outcome-after-retinal-ischemia-in-rats
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Biji Mathew, Jacqueline N Poston, John C Dreixler, Leianne Torres, Jasmine Lopez, Ruth Zelkha, Irina Balyasnikova, Maciej S Lesniak, Steven Roth
PURPOSE: Ischemia-associated retinal degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss, and to date, there are no effective treatment options. We hypothesized that delayed injection of bone-marrow stem cells (BMSCs) 24 h after the onset of ischemia could effectively rescue ischemic retina from its consequences, including apoptosis, inflammation, and increased vascular permeability, thereby preventing retinal cell loss. METHODS: Retinal ischemia was induced in adult Wistar rats by increasing intraocular pressure (IOP) to 130-135 mmHg for 55 min...
May 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522833/parkin-regulation-of-chop-modulates-susceptibility-to-cardiac-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Kim Han, Shahin Hassanzadeh, Komudi Singh, Sara Menazza, Tiffany T Nguyen, Mark V Stevens, An Nguyen, Hong San, Stasia A Anderson, Yongshun Lin, Jizhong Zou, Elizabeth Murphy, Michael N Sack
The regulatory control of cardiac endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is incompletely characterized. As ER stress signaling upregulates the E3-ubiquitin ligase Parkin, we investigated the role of Parkin in cardiac ER stress. Parkin knockout mice exposed to aortic constriction-induced cardiac pressure-overload or in response to systemic tunicamycin (TM) developed adverse ventricular remodeling with excessive levels of the ER regulatory C/EBP homologous protein CHOP. CHOP was identified as a Parkin substrate and its turnover was Parkin-dose and proteasome-dependent...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515120/remote-ischemic-perconditioning-to-reduce-reperfusion-injury-during-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shelley L McLeod, Alla Iansavichene, Sheldon Cheskes
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a noninvasive therapeutic strategy that uses brief cycles of blood pressure cuff inflation and deflation to protect the myocardium against ischemia-reperfusion injury. The objective of this systematic review was to determine the impact of RIC on myocardial salvage index, infarct size, and major adverse cardiovascular events when initiated before catheterization. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic searches of Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were conducted and reference lists were hand searched...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498177/effectiveness-of-topical-skin-products-in-the-treatment-and-prevention-of-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-a-systematic-review
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Priscilla Pather, Sonia Hines, Kate Kynoch, Fiona Coyer
BACKGROUND: Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is inflammation of the skin resulting from repeated contact with urine and/or feces. It causes pain, redness, swelling and excoriation, and may lead to complications such as fungal skin infections and pressure injuries. It is important to prevent and treat IAD to avoid complications and improve patient outcomes. A number of products are available for protecting skin, but evidence on their effectiveness is limited. OBJECTIVES: The current review aimed to establish the effectiveness of topical skin products in reducing the occurrence and/or severity of IAD...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498056/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-and-assessment-of-vancomycin-powder-as-a-preventive-measure-in-patients-undergoing-first-time-cranioplasty
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Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Hsiu-Yin Chiang, Nolan Winslow, Brian Park, Mario Zanaty, Brian J Dlouhy, Oliver E Flouty, Zachary D Rasmussen, Loreen A Herwaldt, Jeremy D Greenlee
OBJECTIVE Craniectomy is often performed to decrease intracranial pressure following trauma and vascular injuries. The subsequent cranioplasty procedures may be complicated by surgical site infections (SSIs) due to prior trauma, foreign implants, and multiple surgeries through a common incision. Several studies have found that intrawound vancomycin powder (VP) is associated with decreased risk of SSIs after spine operations. However, no previously published study has evaluated the effectiveness of VP in cranioplasty procedures...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492488/redistribution-of-cerebral-blood-flow-during-severe-hypovolemia-and-reperfusion-in-a-sheep-model-critical-role-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-signaling
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René Schiffner, Sabine Juliane Bischoff, Thomas Lehmann, Florian Rakers, Sven Rupprecht, Juliane Reiche, Georg Matziolis, Harald Schubert, Matthias Schwab, Otmar Huber, Martin Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of brain circulation during shock is sufficient to prevent subcortical injury but the cerebral cortex is not spared. This suggests area-specific regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) during hemorrhage. METHODS: Cortical and subcortical CBF were continuously measured during blood loss (≤50%) and subsequent reperfusion using laser Doppler flowmetry. Blood gases, mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), heart rate and renal blood flow were also monitored...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489786/bilateral-carotid-cavernous-fistula-with-spontaneous-resolution-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lan Ke, Yan-Ning Yang, Jing Yuan
RATIONALE: Bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is rare and serious extra-ocular disease occurring in clinical which may result in severe complication. Unique manifestations and imaging examinations are important to the diagnosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of bilateral carotid-cavernous fistula in an 60-year-old healthy man caused by a head injury is reported. Further clinical symptoms and signs and imaging examinations lead to the correct diagnosis. DIAGNOSES: Computed tomography angiography of the brain aroused suspicion of bilateral CCF...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486884/effect-of-intravesical-botulinum-toxin-injection-on-symptoms-of-autonomic-dysreflexia-in-a-patient-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Il-Young Jung, Kyo Ik Mo, Ja-Ho Leigh
CONTEXT: There are few treatment options for managing autonomic dysreflexia in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). According to some studies, intravesical botulinum toxin for SCI patients with autonomic dysreflexia has a preventive effect on symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia. However, the usefulness of an intravesical botulinum toxin injection has never been reported for autonomic dysreflexia in an adult patient with chronic cervical SCI, although there has been for one pediatric patient...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483242/prevention-of-post-operative-pediatric-tracheotomy-wounds-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach
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Timothy P McEvoy, Nolan B Seim, Abdullah Aljasser, Charles A Elmaraghy, Brenda Ruth, Leslie Justice, Sarah Begue, Kris R Jatana
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy-related pressure wounds have been reported as high as 29%. All advanced stage (stage 3 or 4) wounds are reported by hospitals, and CMS will no longer reimburse healthcare costs to manage them. We present the results of an intensive, multidisciplinary wound prevention strategy starting in the operating room at the time of tracheotomy placement. METHODS: Prospective analysis of a tracheostomy wound care protocol at an academic, tertiary-care pediatric hospital from September 2012 to February 2016...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481921/low-sodium-diet-induces-atherogenesis-regardless-of-lowering-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-hyperlipidemic-mice
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Fernanda B Fusco, Diego J Gomes, Kely C S Bispo, Veronica P Toledo, Denise F Barbeiro, Vera L Capelozzi, Luzia N S Furukawa, Ana P P Velosa, Walcy R Teodoro, Joel C Heimann, Eder C R Quintao, Marisa Passarelli, Edna R Nakandakare, Sergio Catanozi
This study investigated the influence of sodium restriction and antihypertensive drugs on atherogenesis utilizing hypertensive (H) low-density lipoprotein-receptor knockout mice treated or not with losartan (Los) or hydralazine (Hyd) and fed low-sodium (LS) or normal-sodium (NS) chow. Despite reducing the blood pressure (BP) of H-LS mice, the LS diet caused arterial lipid infiltration due to increased plasma total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG). Los and Hyd reduced the BP of H-LS mice, and Los effectively prevented arterial injury, likely by reducing plasma TG and nonesterified fatty acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472816/wocn-2016-guideline-for-prevention-and-management-of-pressure-injuries-ulcers-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of recommendations from the 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline, and lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure injuries. The guideline is a resource for physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals who work with adults who have/or are at risk for pressure injuries...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469668/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-with-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Fang-Ping Bao, Hong-Gang Zhang, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Anesthesiologists work to prevent or minimize secondary injury of the nervous system and improve the outcome of medical procedures. To this end, anesthesiologists must have a thorough understanding of pathophysiology and optimize their skills and equipment to make an anesthesia plan. Anesthesiologists should conduct careful physical examinations of patients and consider neuroprotection at preoperative interviews, consider cervical spinal cord movement and compression during airway management, and suggest awake fiberoptic bronchoscope intubation for stable patients and direct laryngoscopy with manual in-line immobilization in emergency situations...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468676/blood-pressure-deficits-in-acute-kidney-injury-not-all-about-the-mean-arterial-pressure
#17
Lui G Forni, Michael Joannidis
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Although there are many causes of AKI, it is known that patients undergoing high-risk surgery are known to be at significant risk. Although much effort has centred on the minimum arterial pressure needed to maintain renal perfusion, this tends to be based on relatively crude measures such as the mean arterial pressure (MAP), which is widely used as an index for the optimal blood pressure. The rationale behind maintaining MAP is to provide adequate organ perfusion, although this is difficult to assess other than by applying crude end-points...
May 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465251/danshen-injection-prevents-heart-failure-by-attenuating-post-infarct-remodeling
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Lingyan Wang, Jiahui Yu, Patrick Asare Fordjour, Xiaoxue Xing, Hui Gao, Yanyan Li, Lingyan Li, Yan Zhu, Xiumei Gao, Guanwei Fan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen Injection (DSI) is a traditional Chinese medicine extracted from Danshen, prepared from the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Danshen is an ancient antipyretic traditional Chinese medicine which is mostly used to improve blood circulation and dispel blood stasis. Danshen decoction or liquor-fried Danshen (with grain-based liquor) which is cool in nature is traditionally used to 'cool the blood' and reduce the swelling of sores and abscesses...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460700/airways-and-injuries-protecting-our-pediatric-patients-from-respiratory-device-related-pressure-injuries
#19
REVIEW
Laura J Miske, Molly Stetzer, Melissa Garcia, Judith J Stellar
Pressure injury prevention is required in all health care environments. Respiratory technology includes invasive and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation methods of support and life-saving equipment. Pressure injury can occur from tracheostomy tubes and their securement devices, or use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation interfaces or the head gear. Methods instituted to decrease hospital-acquired pressure injury related to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and tracheostomy securement devices are discussed...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454611/inadvertent-perioperative-hypothermia-current-nursing-knowledge
#20
Karen K Giuliano, Jane Hendricks
Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is estimated to affect 70% of surgical patients and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, lengthened hospital stays, and increased costs. To better understand the current level of nursing knowledge on this subject since the release of the "Guideline for prevention of unplanned patient hypothermia," we conducted an e-mail survey of AORN members. The overall response rate was 6.5% (N = 324), and most responding nurses overestimated or underestimated the lower and upper limits for normothermia...
May 2017: AORN Journal
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