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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675709/acid-base-status-and-its-clinical-implications-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-and-without-liver-disease
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Andreas Drolz, Thomas Horvatits, Kevin Roedl, Karoline Rutter, Richard Brunner, Christian Zauner, Peter Schellongowski, Gottfried Heinz, Georg-Christian Funk, Michael Trauner, Bruno Schneeweiss, Valentin Fuhrmann
BACKGROUND: Acid-base disturbances are frequently observed in critically ill patients at the intensive care unit. To our knowledge, the acid-base profile of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) has not been evaluated and compared to critically ill patients without acute or chronic liver disease. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-eight critically ill patients with liver cirrhosis were compared to 178 matched controls in this post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data...
April 19, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675258/livedo-reticularis-a-cutaneous-clue-to-an-underlying-endocrine-crisis
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Natasha Shrikrishnapalasuriyar, Mirena Noyvirt, Philip Evans, Bethan Gibson, Elin Foden, Atul Kalhan
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a presumed allergic reaction to a single dose of amoxicillin given for a suspected upper respiratory tract infection. She complained of chest tightness although there was no wheeze or stridor. On examination, she was pyrexial, tachycardic, hypertensive and had a diffuse mottled rash on her lower limbs. Her initial investigations showed raised inflammatory markers. She was treated in the intensive care for a presumed anaphylactic reaction with an underlying sepsis...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674395/bilateral-tension-pneumothorax-after-acupuncture
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Nurashikin Mohammad
Acupuncture is an ancient complementary medicine which is currently used worldwide. Many serious adverse events have been reported which include a spectrum of mild-to-fatal complications. However, the level of awareness with regard to complications is still low both to physicians and patients. We report a 63-year-old who presented with acute shortness of breath 2 hours after having had acupuncture. On examination, there was absent breath sound heard on the left lung and slightly reduced breath sound on the right lung...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670924/interstitial-lung-disease-in-a-70-year-old-man-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Hampton W Collins, Jeanetta W Frye
Interstitial lung disease is a rare but increasingly recognized extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease that can have devastating consequences if left untreated. We report a case of ulcerative colitis-associated interstitial lung disease presenting with acute hypoxic respiratory failure during an ulcerative colitis flare. Gastroenterologists and pulmonologists should be aware of the numerous bronchopulmonary signs and symptoms that can suggest systemic illness in inflammatory bowel disease...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668131/-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-caused-by-pneumocystis-jirovecii-in-a-late-kidney-transplant-recipient
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John Fredy Nieto-Ríos, Mónica Zuluaga-Quintero, Arbey Aristizábal-Alzate, Catalina Ocampo-Kohn, Lina María Serna-Higuita, Isabel Cristina Ramírez-Sánchez, Gustavo Adolfo Zuluaga-Valencia
Pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii is an uncommon infection in kidney transplant patients that can have an acute and rapid progression to respiratory failure and death. The period of greatest risk occurs in the first six months after the transplant, and it relates to the high doses of immunosuppression drugs required by patients. However, it may occur late, associated with the suspension of prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.We present two cases of renal transplant patients who had severe hypoxemic respiratory failure due to P...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664034/incidence-prognosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-individuals-of-snakebite-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Ramulu Pulimaddi, Amruth Rao Parveda, Balkishan Brahmanpally, Paul Marx Kalakanda, K Ramakrishna, Venkata Ramana Devi Chinnapaka
Background & objectives: The snakebites are considered to be an occupational hazard in agriculture workers and the snake handlers, resulting in a considerable morbidity, mortality and economical implications. This study was conducted to determine the incidence, clinical presentation, renal injury and clinical outcome in snakebite victims who developed acute kidney injury (AKI). Methods: This hospital-based prospective, observational study was done on 100 cases who were admitted for the management of snakebite and found to develop AKI in a tertiary care hospital at Hyderabad, India...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662744/postoperative-complications-associated-with-rhbmp2-use-in-posterior-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion
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Nabil Esmail, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jong-Beom Park, Jim A Youssef, Jeffrey C Wang, S Tim Yoon
Study Design: Retrospective database review. Objective: Posterior/posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) is an effective treatment for a variety of spinal disorders; however, variations in surgical technique have different complication profiles. The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of various complications in patients undergoing PLF with and without human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2). Methods: We queried the orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) between 2005 and 2011 for patients undergoing PLF procedures with and without rhBMP2...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661625/unusual-presentation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-leading-to-a-large-outbreak-in-riyadh-during-2017
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Hala Amer, Abdulrahman S Alqahtani, Hind Alzoman, Nawfal Aljerian, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: The hallmark of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease is the ability to cause major health care-associated nosocomial outbreaks with superspreading events leading to massive numbers of cases and excessive morbidity and mortality. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis and became a MERS-CoV superspreader, igniting a recent multihospital outbreak in Riyadh. MATERIAL AND RESULTS: Between May 31 and June 15, 2017, 44 cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported from 3 simultaneous clusters from 3 health care facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including 11 fatal cases...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660241/copd-is-independently-associated-with-six-month-survival-in-patients-who-have-life-support-withheld-in-intensive-care
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A Maamar, S Chevalier, P Fillâtre, V Botoc, Y Le Tulzo, A Gacouin, J M Tadié
BACKGROUND: In-hospital outcomes following decisions of withholding or withdrawing in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients have been previously assessed, little is known about outcomes after ICU and hospital discharge. Our objective was to report the six-month outcomes of discharged patients who had treatment limitations in a general ICU and to identify prognostic factors of survival. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the data of patients discharged from the ICU for whom life support was withheld from 2009 to 2011...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659630/body-mass-index-of-92-027-patients-acutely-admitted-to-general-hospitals-in-denmark-associated-clinical-characteristics-and-30-day-mortality
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Sigrid Bjerge Gribsholt, Lars Pedersen, Bjørn Richelsen, Olaf Dekkers, Reimar Wernich Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Data are sparse on the range of BMI among patients acutely admitted to general hospitals. We investigated BMI values and associated patient characteristics, reasons for hospital admission, and mortality in Denmark. METHODS: We identified all persons with an acute inpatient admission 2011-2014 in Central Denmark Region and assessed BMI measurements recorded in the Clinical Information System. We used cross-sectional and cohort analyses to examine the BMI distribution and its association with demographic characteristics, comorbidities, medication use, tobacco smoking, reasons for admission, and 30-day mortality...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658839/comparison-of-emergency-cholecystectomy-with-delayed-cholecystectomy-after-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-in-patients-with-moderate-acute-cholecystitis
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Chang-Wei Ke, Shuo-Dong Wu
INTRODUCTION: Patients with moderate (grade II) acute cholecystitis patients, as defined by the 2013 Tokyo Guidelines, were retrospectively compared with respect to emergency cholecystectomy (EC) and delayed cholecystectomy (DC) after percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) to determine the better treatment strategy. METHODS: Forty-nine of 103 patients with PTGBD and 47 of 54 patients with EC were assessed for eligibility from January 2013 to January 2017...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657947/modifiable-risk-factors-for-early-mortality-in-low-risk-penn-class-aa-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-patients-a-descriptive-study
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Christian Olsson
Background: Acute Type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) without end-organ or generalized ischemia is Penn class Aa and considered low-risk. Nevertheless, surgical mortality can be considerable in this subgroup and may be related to modifiable factors. The objective of this study was to analyze 30-day mortality among ATAAD Penn class Aa patients with special reference to modifiable perioperative factors. Methods: Among all patients operated for ATAAD from 1990 to 2010, all Penn class Aa patients dying within 30 days were included in a retrospective descriptive study...
August 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657373/severe-varicella-pneumonia-in-adults-seven-years-single-center-experience-from-india
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Akashdeep Singh, Siddharth Parkash, Sunil K Gupta, R K Soni
Context: Varicella pneumonia is a rare but a serious complication of chickenpox in adults. There is paucity of data on varicella pneumonia from India. Aims: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical manifestations, hospital course, treatment, and outcome of adult patients with severe varicella pneumonia. Settings and Design: This was a retrospective, observational study of patients with severe varicella pneumonia attending a tertiary care teaching hospital...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656714/epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-a-multicenter-point-prevalence-study
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Nur Baykara, Halis Akalın, Mustafa Kemal Arslantaş, Volkan Hancı, Çiğdem Çağlayan, Ferda Kahveci, Kubilay Demirağ, Canan Baydemir, Necmettin Ünal
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and mortality of sepsis are largely unknown in Turkey, a country with high antibiotic resistance. A national, multicenter, point-prevalence study was conducted to determine the prevalence, causative microorganisms, and outcome of sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs) in Turkey. METHODS: A total of 132 ICUs from 94 hospitals participated. All patients (aged > 18 years) present at the participating ICUs or admitted for any duration within a 24-h period (08:00 on January 27, 2016 to 08:00 on January 28, 2016) were included...
April 16, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651298/true-or-false-coral-snake-is-it-worth-the-risk-a-micrurus-corallinus-case-report
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Marcelo Abrahão Strauch, Guilherme Jones Souza, Jordana Nahar Pereira, Tyelli Dos Santos Ramos, Marcelo Oliveira Cesar, Marcelo Amorim Tomaz, Marcos Monteiro-Machado, Fernando Chagas Patrão-Neto, Paulo A Melo
Background: Bites provoked by the genus Micrurus represent less than 1% of snakebite cases notified in Brazil, a tiny fraction compared with other genus such as Bothrops and Crotalus , which together represent almost 80% of accidents. In addition to their less aggressive behavior, habits and morphology of coral snakes are determinant factors for such low incidence of accidents. Although Micrurus bites are rare, victims must be rescued and hospitalized in a short period of time, because this type of envenoming may evolve to a progressive muscle weakness and acute respiratory failure...
2018: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650822/-a-case-of-poorly-differentiated-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-with-risk-of-choriocarcinoma-syndrome-effectively-treated-with-reduced-bleomycin-cisplatin-etoposide-combination-regimen-bep-regimen
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Motohiko Okano, Hiroyasu Oda, Mikiya Ishihara, Satoshi Tamaru, Kanako Saito, Yoshiki Yamashita, Toshiro Mizuno, Naoyuki Katayama
A 64-year-old man visited his physician complaining of bilateral gynecomastia and left shoulder pain. Chest X-ray showed multiple bilateral masses in the lung, and he was referred to our hospital. Radiographical findings, elevation of serum total hCG, and histological findings of the cervical lymph node revealed multiple pulmonary, nodal, and brain metastases of poorly differentiated carcinoma of an unknown primary site with choriocarcinoma components. He was administered a regimen of reduced bleomycin, cisplatin, etoposide combination(reduced BEP regimen)to reduce the risk of acute respiratory failure with intra-alveolar hemorrhage related to post-chemotherapy early tumor necrosis...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650397/assessment-of-five-different-probes-for-lung-ultrasound-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study
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Xavier Bobbia, Margaux Chabannon, Thierry Chevallier, Jean Emmanuel de La Coussaye, Jean Yves Lefrant, Sarah Pujol, Pierre-Géraud Claret, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Claire Roger, Laurent Muller
INTRODUCTION: The present study was aimed at comparing the diagnosis concordance of five echo probes of lung ultrasound (LUS) with CT scans in intensive care and emergency patients with acute respiratory failure. MATERIALS: This prospective, observational, pilot study involved 10 acute patients in whom a thoracic CT scan was performed. An expert performed an LUS reference exam using five different probes: three probes with a high-quality conventional echo machine (cardiac phased-array probe, abdominal convex probe, linear probe) and two probes (cardiac and linear) with a pocket ultrasound device (PUD)...
April 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648482/acute-chest-syndrome-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Sajid Farooq, Mohannad Abu Omar, Gary A Salzman
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a leading complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) with significant morbidity and mortality. ACS is the most common cause of death and the second most common cause of hospitalization in patients with SCD. Delineating the specific cause of ACS is often difficult, and multiple risk factors that precipitate ACS frequently coexist. The prominent risk factors include infection, hypoxia, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, the SCD genotype, and opioid use. The key to the successful treatment of ACS is early recognition and initiation of treatment without delay...
April 12, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645015/correction-the-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-the-patients-90-years-old-and-over
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Wan-Ling Chen, Chin-Ming Chen, Shu-Chen Kung, Ching-Min Wang, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chien-Ming Chao
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.24051.].
March 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643913/hair-dye-poisoning-an-early-intervention
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Syed Farrukh Umair, Imrana Amin, Ata Urrehman
The use of hair dye has been emerging worldwide however usage of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in making hair dye is generally restricted to underdeveloped and developing countries. In particular, prevalence of accidental and suicidal ingestion is more in low socioeconomic areas. The spectra of hair dye toxicity is wide, however, it presents more commonly with severe angioedema of face and neck leading to respiratory failure, rhabdomyolysis complicating into acute kidney injury, myocarditis and acute liver injury...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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