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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212219/drug-infusion-systems-technologies-performance-and-pitfalls
#1
Uoo R Kim, Robert A Peterfreund, Mark A Lovich
This review aims to broadly describe drug infusion technologies and raise subtle but important issues arising from infusion therapy that can potentially lead to patient instability and morbidity. Advantages and disadvantages of gravity-dependent drug infusion are described and compared with electromechanical approaches for precise control of medication infusion, including large-volume peristaltic and syringe pumps. This review discusses how drugs and inert carriers interact within infusion systems and outlines several complexities and potential sources of drug error...
February 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212132/hydrocarbon-enema-an-unusual-cause-of-chemical-burn
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Justin Mygatt, Mustafa Amani, Patrick Ng, Brian Benson, Jeremy Pamplin, Leopoldo Cancio
Hydrocarbons are a wide-ranging group of flammable chemicals and are often used in suicide attempts either by ingestion or as accelerant in self-immolation. In this case study, we present a 37-year-old female who suffered 6% TBSA partial-thickness burns to her perineum and buttocks, which she claims resulted from diarrhea after ingesting a bottle of lighter fluid. The patient underwent decontamination and medical treatment for her burns and during her inpatient stay, it became apparent that the burns were more likely sustained from an intentional rectal administration of lighter fluid...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211128/staged-intraperitoneal-brachytherapy-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-an-adolescent-novel-anesthetic-challenges-for-pediatric-anesthetists
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Andrew D Weatherall, Tristan R Bennett, Mark Lovell, Winnie Fung, Jonathan de Lima
Newer techniques that have found a place in cancer management in adults are offered far less commonly in pediatric patients. We present a case of a patient with recurrent Wilms' tumor managed with a novel combination of cytoreductive surgery, intraperitoneal brachytherapy, and subsequent hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Each stage presents challenges that the pediatric anesthetist is unlikely to have faced before. Such cases require flexibility and thorough planning to manage the combination of major surgery, remote anesthesia with brachytherapy and hyperthermic chemotherapy with its potential for metabolic derangement, significant fluid shifts, analgesic care, and potential exposure of staff to cytotoxic agents...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209267/assessment-of-volume-status-and-appropriate-fluid-replenishment-in-the-setting-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Pierluigi Marzuillo, Stefano Guarino, Andrea Apicella, Rosaria Marotta, Vincenzo Tipo, Laura Perrone, Angela La Manna, Giovanni Montini
BACKGROUND: When the permeability of the glomerular filtration barrier increases, leading to proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome (NS) occurs. First episodes or relapses of NS can be concurrent with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) infections. This condition can cause further deterioration of the hypovolemic state, as intravascular water is lost through both AGE-related vomiting/diarrhea and NS-related fluid shifting into the interstitium. In this case report, we wish to raise the issues about the difficult management of children presenting with both NS and AGE...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209192/learning-from-2523-trauma-deaths-in-india-opportunities-to-prevent-in-hospital-deaths
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Nobhojit Roy, Deepa Kizhakke Veetil, Monty Uttam Khajanchi, Vineet Kumar, Harris Solomon, Jyoti Kamble, Debojit Basak, Göran Tomson, Johan von Schreeb
BACKGROUND: A systematic analysis of trauma deaths is a step towards trauma quality improvement in Indian hospitals. This study estimates the magnitude of preventable trauma deaths in five Indian hospitals, and uses a peer-review process to identify opportunities for improvement (OFI) in trauma care delivery. METHODS: All trauma deaths that occurred within 30 days of hospitalization in five urban university hospitals in India were retrospectively abstracted for demography, mechanism of injury, transfer status, injury description by clinical, investigation and operative findings...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209144/modified-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocols-for-patients-with-obstructive-colorectal-cancer
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Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue, Nobutaka Umekita
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are now well-known to be useful for elective colorectal surgery, as they result in shorter hospital stays without adversely affecting morbidity. However, the efficacy and safety of ERAS protocols for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer have yet to be clarified. METHODS: We evaluated 122 consecutive resections for obstructive colorectal cancer performed between July 2008 and November 2012 at Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital...
February 16, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209075/investigation-of-optimum-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-level-in-patients-on-maintained-hemodialysis
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Lan Chen, Ying-Ying Chen, Yi-Sheng Ling, Chun-Hua Lin, Jin-Xuan He, Tian-Jun Guan
BACKGROUND: Serum N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level is known to be strongly associated with fluid overload, and serves as a guide for fluid management in patients on hemodialysis (HD). This study aimed at investigating the relationship between NT-proBNP level and blood pressure (BP), ultrafiltration/dry weight ratio as well as hemoglobin, and to explore the optimal cutoff point of NT-proBNP level in Chinese patients on HD. METHODS: A total of 2306 patients on maintained HD for stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this prospective study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207161/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-115-cases-a-5%C3%A2-years-single-centre-experience
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M Enders, A Daiminger, S Exler, K Ertan, G Enders, R Bald
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of invasive prenatal diagnosis (PD) of congenital CMV infection from amniotic fluid (AF) and fetal blood (FB) METHODS: Retrospective study on 115 pregnancies with CMV primary infection. A total of 111 AF and 106 FB samples were investigated for various virological and non-virological markers. Detailed ultrasound examinations were performed at time of PD. RESULTS: Overall sensitivity of CMV PCR in FB (75.6%; 95%CI 60-87) and AF (72...
February 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203407/thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-for-crawford-extent-ii-aneurysm-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Haiou Hu, Tie Zheng, Junming Zhu, Yongmin Liu, Ruidong Qi, Lizhong Sun
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of Crawford extent II aneurysms after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains challenging, because of the need to remove the failed endograft and the complexity of the aortic reconstruction. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with surgical management of Crawford extent II aneurysms after TEVAR using thoracoabdominal aortic replacement (TAAR). METHODS: Eleven patients (10 males, 1 female) with Crawford extent II aneurysm after TEVAR were treated with TAAR between August 2012 and May 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203285/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-for-the-treatment-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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Guido Stirnimann, Vanessa Banz, Federico Storni, Andrea De Gottardi
Cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites (RA) can be treated with repeated large volume paracentesis (LVP), with the insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or with liver transplantation. However, side effects and complications of these therapeutic options, as well as organ shortage, warrant the development of novel treatments. The automated low-flow ascites pump (alfapump(®)) is a subcutaneously-implanted novel battery-driven device that pumps ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202311/anesthetic-considerations-for-labor-and-delivery-in-women-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunts
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S Rajagopalan, S Gopinath, V T Trinh, S Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of labor and delivery in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts can be challenging. We conducted a literature review to understand the anesthetic implications in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Medline databases to identify reports of pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts during the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. Twenty-four studies reporting anesthetic techniques for labor and delivery were included in the analyses...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202111/-mortality-rate-and-cause-of-death-in-hospitalized-neonates-an-analysis-of-480-cases
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Feng-Dan Xu, Xiang-Yong Kong, Zhi-Chun Feng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mortality rate and the cause of death of hospitalized neonates. METHODS: The clinical data of 480 neonates who died between January 2008 and December 2014 were collected. The mortality rates of neonates with different gestational ages, birth weights, sexes, and ages in days were analyzed. The abnormal perinatal factors, cause of death, and death grade were summarized. RESULTS: Among the 41 910 hospitalized neonates, 480 (1...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199348/presentation-management-and-outcomes-of-sepsis-in-adults-and-children-admitted-to-a-rural-ugandan-hospital-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Kristina E Rudd, Leonard K Tutaryebwa, T Eoin West
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available on sepsis in low-resource settings, particularly outside of urban referral centers. We conducted a prospective observational single-center cohort study in May 2013 to assess the presentation, management and outcomes of adult and pediatric patients admitted with sepsis to a community hospital in rural Uganda. METHODS: We consecutively screened all patients admitted to medical wards who met sepsis criteria. We evaluated eligible patients within 24 hours of presentation and 24-48 hours after admission, and followed them until hospital discharge...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198350/cerebrospinal-fluid-viral-load-and-neopterin-in-hiv-positive-patients-with-undetectable-viraemia
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Ilaria Motta, Tiziano Allice, Alessandra Romito, Micol Ferrara, Sara Ecclesia, Daniele Imperiale, Valeria Ghisetti, Giovanni Di Perri, Stefano Bonora, Andrea Calcagno
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) HIV RNA is commonly used as a marker of compartmental antiviral activity in HIV-positive patients. Undetectable CSF HIV RNA levels have been associated with low CSF neopterin levels and better neurocognitive performances. Aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and predictors of non-detectable CSF HIV RNA using a commercial assay. METHODS: In adult HIV-positive HAART-treated patients with confirmed plasma HIV RNA <50 copies/mL, CSF HIV RNA (with Roche Amplicor Assay) and neopterin were measured...
February 15, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197025/current-perioperative-management-of-pheochromocytomas
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REVIEW
Rashmi Ramachandran, Vimi Rewari
Neuroendocrine tumors which have the potential to secrete catecholamines are either associated with sympathetic adrenal (pheochromocytoma) or nonadrenal (paraganglioma) tissue. Surgical removal of these tumors is always indicated to cure and prevent cardiovascular and other organ system complications associated with catecholamine excess. Some of these tumors have malignant potential as well. The diagnosis, localization and anatomical delineation of these tumors involve measurement of catecholamines and their metabolic end products in plasma and urine, (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy, computed tomography, and/or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194064/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-review-of-63-cases
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Anil Tombak, Mehmet Ali Uçar, Aydan Akdeniz, Arda Yilmaz, Hakan Kaleagası, Mehmet Ali Sungur, Eyup Naci Tiftik
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces circulating autoantibodies of the patients. TPE is commonly used in neurological disorders where autoimmunity plays a major role. We report our experience with regard to the indications, adverse events and outcomes of plasma exchange in neurological disorders. Sixty-three patients were included to this retrospective study. Median age was 48 years (range 1-85), there was a predominance of males. Neurological indications included Guillain-Barrè syndrome (n = 22), myasthenia gravis (n = 21), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 7), polymyositis (n = 3), multifocal motor neuropathy (n = 2), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 2), neuromyelitis optica (n = 2), multiple sclerosis (n = 2), limbic encephalitis (n = 1) and transverse myelitis (n = 1)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193628/management-of-endocrine-disease-neuroendocrine-surveillance-and-management-of-neurosurgical-patients-non-pituitary
#17
Aoife Garrahy, Mark Sherlock, Chris J Thompson
Advances in the management of traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage and intracranial tumours have led to improved survival rates and an increased focus on quality of life of survivors. Endocrine sequelae of the acute brain insult and subsequent neurosurgery, peri-operative fluid administration and/or cranial irradiation are now well described. Unrecognized acute hypopituitarism, particularly ACTH/cortisol deficiency and diabetes insipidus, can be life-threatening. While hypopituitarism may be transient, up to 30% of survivors of TBI have chronic hypopituitarism, which can diminish quality of life and hamper rehabilitation...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192378/analysis-and-management-of-complications-in-a-cohort-of-1-065-minimally-invasive-cochlear-implantations
#18
Yi Jiang, Ping Gu, Beicheng Li, Xue Gao, Baochun Sun, Yueshuai Song, Guojian Wang, Yongyi Yuan, Cuicui Wang, Miao Liu, Dongyi Han, Pu Dai
OBJECTIVES: To analyze complications associated with minimally invasive cochlear implantation by comparing data from different centers, to discuss major reasons for complications, and to refine implantation techniques to decrease them. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent cochlear implantation at our center by the same surgeon (the corresponding author of this article) from March 2006 to March 2015 were enrolled. INTERVENTION: First, a retrospective analysis of the complications associated with minimally invasive cochlear implantation at our center was performed...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192271/ventral-spontaneous-durotomy-following-vaginal-delivery
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Nitin Agarwal, Ahmed I Kashkoush, Arpan V Prabhu, Raymond F Sekula
INTRODUCTION: Dural breaches have a diverse etiology, including spontaneous rupture and trauma. Most cases resolve with bedrest, though in refractory cases an epidural blood patch can be placed to obstruct further leakage. Here, we discuss a unique case of a spontaneous ventral durotomy following vaginal delivery managed with injections of autologous blood through bilateral transforaminal needles. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 36-year-old pregnant female presented to the inpatient maternity ward with positional occipital headaches and neck pain 24 hours following normal spontaneous vaginal delivery...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192268/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-a-review-and-introduction-of-an-algorithm-for-management
#20
REVIEW
Benjamin Davidson, Farshad Nassiri, Alireza Mansouri, Jetan H Badhiwala, Christopher D Witiw, Mohammed F Shamji, Philip W Peng, Richard I Farb, Mark Bernstein
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a condition of low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume and pressure caused by a leak of CSF through a dural defect. Diagnosis and management can be difficult, often requiring coordination between multiple disciplines for myelography, blood patching, and possible surgical repair. Patients should be monitored closely, as they can deteriorate into a coma or even death. There are no widely accepted guidelines for the management of SIH. Herein, we review the existing SIH literature, illustrate management challenges via a case review, and propose an algorithm developed by neurosurgeons, radiologists, and anesthesiologists intended to simplify and streamline the management of SIH...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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