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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914984/hypercalcemic-disorders-in-children
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REVIEW
Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than 2 standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858433/getting-to-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Michael S Mulvihill, Matthew G Hartwig
Candidates for lung transplantation (LTX) are increasingly critically-ill at the time of transplantation, and as such more often require invasive support strategies to bridge to transplant (1). Traditionally, this required invasive Mechanical Ventilation (iMV), and today more frequently includes the use of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to achieve adequate gas exchange. While there has been concern regarding futility of transplantation in such critically-ill cohorts due to early experience, post-transplant survival has steadily improved in the highest LAS quartile candidates (2)...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846578/the-lung-rescue-unit-does-a-dedicated-intensive-care-unit-for-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-improve-survival-to-discharge
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Jay Menaker, Katelyn Dolly, Raymond Rector, Joseph Kufera, Eugenia E Lee, Ali Tabatabai, Ronald P Rabinowitz, Zachary N Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel L Herr, James V O'Connor, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea
BACKGROUND: The use of venovenous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) for acute respiratory failure (ARF)/acute respiratory (ARDS) has increased since 2009. Specialized units for patients requiring VV ECMO are not standard and patients are often cohorted with other critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of adult patients admitted in 2015 to the lung rescue unit, which, to our knowledge, is the first intensive care unit in the United States that has been specifically created to provide care for patients requiring VV ECMO...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838626/are-pressure-injuries-related-to-skin-failure-in-critically-ill-patients
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Jake L Nowicki, Daniel Mullany, Amy Spooner, Tracy A Nowicki, Peta M Mckay, Amanda Corley, Paul Fulbrook, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries contribute significantly to patient morbidity and healthcare costs. Critically ill patients are a high risk group for pressure injury development and may suffer from skin failure secondary to hypoperfusion. The aim of this study was to report hospital acquired pressure injury incidence in intensive care and non-intensive care patients; and assess the clinical characteristics and outcomes of ICU patients reported as having a hospital acquired pressure injury to better understand patient factors associated with their development in comparison to ward patients...
August 21, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801937/in-situ-split-liver-splitting-under-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-brain-dead-donor
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Assalino Michela, Pietro Majno, Christian Toso, Thierry Berney, Raphaël Giraud, Philipp Dutkowski, Axel Andres, Barbara Wildhaber, Laure Elkrief
Hemodynamic instability is generally considered as a contraindication to liver splitting, in particular when using an in-situ technique. We describe the cases of two young donors with brain death in whom refractory cardiac arrest and hemodynamic instability were supported by veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO), allowing uneventful in situ splitting. Two adult and two pediatric liver recipients were successfully transplanted with immediate graft function. Favorable outcomes were also observed for the other transplanted organs, including one heart, two lungs and four kidneys...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771132/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-associated-infections-implication-of-extra-intestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-clones
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Jonathan Messika, Olivier Clermont, Luce Landraud, Matthieu Schmidt, Alexandra Aubry, Wladimir Sougakoff, Romain Fernandes, Alain Combes, Erick Denamur, Jean-Damien Ricard
Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a promising life-saving technique for critically ill patients. Bacterial infection is a frequent complication, and Escherichia coli the predominant causative pathogen, but little is known about the characteristics of E. coli strains in these infections. We therefore conducted a retrospective study of 33 E. coli strains responsible for 33 ECMO-related infections, in 30 subjects. Antimicrobial susceptibility, phylotyping, O-typing, clonal relatedness determination and the screening for four virulence factor genes were conducted...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770279/-treatment-of-an-uncommon-case-of-a-cardiogenic-shock-simultaneous-use-of-a-va-ecmo-and-an-impella-cp%C3%A2
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H Haake, K Grün-Himmelmann, U Kania, F Trudzinski, P M Lepper, J Vom Dahl
We report the case of a 48-year old woman where probably the intramuscular administration of glucocorticoids by an orthopedist induced a pheochromocytoma crisis. The development of a cardiogenic shock with a cardiac arrest made the use of a venoarterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO, Cardiohelp®, Maquet, Rastatt) necessary. To treat a pulmonary edema under VA-ECMO an Impella-CP® (Abiomed, Aachen) was implanted. A coronary angiography, endomyocardial biopsies and a computer tomography were performed...
August 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737623/an-observational-study-of-severe-pertussis-in-100-infants-%C3%A2-120-days-of-age
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James D Cherry, Kristen Wendorf, Brooke Bregman, Deborah Lehman, Delma Nieves, John S Bradley, Wilbert H Mason, Linette Sande-Lopez, Merrick Lopez, Myke Federman, Tempe Chen, Dean Blumberg, Samantha Johnston, Hayden T Schwenk, Peggy Weintrub, Kevin K Quinn, Kathleen Winter, Kathleen Harriman
BACKGROUND: Pertussis in young infants is a unique, severe, afebrile, cough illness that is frequently fatal. METHODS: All pertussis cases ≤ 120 days of age admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in California between October 1, 2013 and April 25, 2015 were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 100 pertussis patients ≤ 120 days of age admitted to PICU's, there were 5 deaths. The white blood cell (WBC) counts in the fatal cases were significantly higher than in the non-fatal cases...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716039/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Omar Bouamra, Vasudev Pai, Philip Curry, Steven Tsui, Stephen Clark, Stephen Westaby, Nawwar Al-Attar, Vipin Zamvar
BACKGROUND: Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) refractory to inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) occurs rarely but is almost universally fatal without mechanical circulatory support. In this systematic review and meta-analysis we looked at the evidence behind the use of veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) in refractory PCCS from a patient survival rate and determinants of outcome viewpoint. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in January 2017 using PubMed (with no defined time period) using the keywords "postcardiotomy", "cardiogenic shock", "extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" and "cardiac surgery"...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685656/a-combined-technique-using-a-muscular-flap-and-endobronchial-stent-to-repair-complex-broncho-oesophageal-fistulae-supported-by-ecmo
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Jean-Marc Baste, Laura Haddad, Guillaume Philouze
INTRODUCTION: Certain broncho-oesophageal fistulae require surgical repair. Herein, we describe an innovative surgical technique combining intercostal flap and endobronchial stenting. CASE REPORTS: Two patients, each with a with complex broncho-oesophageal fistula 2 years after radio-chemotherapy, were hospitalised for severe respiratory infection and extension of the fistula despite previous endoscopic treatment. The first patient presented with respiratory distress (ARDS)...
July 7, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672423/ecmo-as-a-bridge-to-non-transplant-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Andreas Wallinder, Vincent Pellegrino, John F Fraser, David C McGiffin
Cardiac surgery performed on patients in cardiogenic shock is associated with a high mortality and morbidity. This review outlines the current role of preoperative veno-arterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation to allow hemodynamic stability and organ recovery before definitive cardiac surgery.
August 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668708/a-case-of-severe-empyema-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-caused-by-slackia-exigua-requiring-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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M Y Man, H P Shum, Alan Wu, R A Lee, W W Yan
Slackia exigua (S. exigua) is an obligatory anaerobic coccobacillus under the family of Coriobacteriaceae. It is a rare cause of pyogenic extraoral infections. We report a 58-year-old lady with good past health presented with fulminant community-acquired pneumonia causing acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by S. exigua requiring veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). Bacterial identification can be challenging and often require 16 S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS. The patient was treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid according to sensitivity and made significant recovery...
June 28, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649575/ecmo-in-major-burn-patients-feasibility-and-considerations-when-multiple-modes-of-mechanical-ventilation-fail
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Jason D Kennedy, Wesley Thayer, Reuben Beuno, Kelly Kohorst, Avinash B Kumar
BACKGROUND: We report two cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome in burn patients who were successfully managed with good outcomes with extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after failing multiple conventional modes of ventilation, and review the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The two patients were a 39-year-old male and 53-year-old male with modified Baux Scores of 79 and 78, respectively, with no known inhalation injury. After the initial modified Parkland-based fluid resuscitation and partial escharotomy, both patients developed worsening hypoxemia and acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641755/ecmo-in-cdh-is-there-a-role
#14
David W Kays
Despite wide use and decades of experience, survival of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients treated with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), as reported by the extra-corporeal life support organization (ELSO), remains unchanged at 50%. High-survival rates both with and without utilizing ECMO have been reported, fueling questions about the utility of ECMO support in this difficult population. This review looks at data from the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group and individual center reports, to evaluate the role of ECMO in CDH, focusing on defining the patients most likely to benefit, and discussing how those benefits can best be achieved...
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625238/-risk-factors-of-perioperative-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-complications-in-cardiac-surgery-a-12-year-single-institution-analysis
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Hongyan Zhou, Yonghui Zhang, Yu Du, Fangfang Cao, Ji Wang, Li Zhao, Yu Nie, Haitao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors of the complications in perioperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) supported cardiac surgical patients. METHODS: The clinical data of adult cardiac surgery patients undergoing IABP in Fuwai Hospital from January 2005 to January 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into complications group and no complications group. Demographic characteristics, diagnosis, perioperative clinical parameters, IABP related data, and IABP complications (including ischemia, bleeding, vascular injury and mechanical problems) were collected...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610722/factors-promoting-survival-after-prolonged-resuscitation-attempts-a-case-of-survival-with-good-neurological-outcome-following-60-minutes-of-downtime-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Douglas Bell, Robert Gluer, Dale Murdoch
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest is a significant cause of death affecting approximately 25,000 people in Australia annually. METHODS: We present an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with prolonged down time and recurrent ventricular arrhythmias treated with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. RESULTS: The patient survived to hospital discharge with good neurological outcome. CONCLUSION: The patient's excellent outcome was a result of immediate good quality CPR, high level premorbid function, reversible cause of arrest and rapid access to an ECMO centre...
May 25, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600092/mechanical-circulatory-support-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-and-shock
#17
REVIEW
Nishtha Sodhi, John M Lasala
An array of interventional therapeutics is available in the modern era, with uses depending on acute or chronic situations. This article focuses on support in acute decompensated heart failure and cardiogenic shock, including intra-aortic balloon pumps, continuous aortic flow augmentation, and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation.
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595436/ethical-challenges-in-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-use
#18
EDITORIAL
Tony Makdisi, George Makdisi
The immense increase of patients treated with extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the last few years, along with the uncertainty of outcomes as well as the lack of clarity on the intended treatment direction, these situations which are considered by some to be just delaying of death and even worse than death. These circumstances create disagreements among surrogates, and between health care providers and surrogates, and emerge unique ethical challenges about the use of this new technology. In this article we discuss these challenging questions...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532425/combined-pulmonary-and-left-ventricular-support-with-veno-pulmonary-ecmo-and-impella-5-0-for-cardiogenic-shock-after-coronary-surgery
#19
Sameh Sayed, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Shade, Rainer Leyh, Ivan Aleksic
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support is a common practice nowadays in the management of patients after cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction. The single or combined use of one or more devices for mechanical support depends not only on the advantage or disadvantage of these devices but also on the timing of use of these devices before the development of multi organ failure. In our case we used more than one tool for mechanical circulatory support during the prolonged and complicated course of our patient with postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock after coronary artery bypass surgery...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521022/management-of-untreatable-ventricular-arrhythmias-during-pharmacologic-challenges-with-sodium-channel-blockers-for-suspected-brugada-syndrome
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Stefano Poli, Mauro Toniolo, Massimo Maiani, Davide Zanuttini, Luca Rebellato, Igor Vendramin, Ermanno Dametto, Guglielmo Bernardi, Flavio Bassi, Carlo Napolitano, Ugolino Livi, Alessandro Proclemer
Pharmacologic challenge with sodium channel blockers is part of the diagnostic workout in patients with suspected Brugada syndrome. The test is overall considered safe but both ajmaline and flecainide detain well known pro-arrhythmic properties. Moreover, the treatment of patients with life-threatening arrhythmias during these diagnostic procedures is not well defined. Current consensus guidelines suggest to adopt cautious protocols interrupting the sodium channel blockers as soon as any ECG alteration appears...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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