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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078682/population-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-clonidine-for-sedation-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-and-continuous-veno-venous-hemofiltration-cvvh
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Niina Kleiber, Ron A A Mathôt, Maurice J Ahsman, Enno D Wildschut, Dick Tibboel, Saskia N de Wildt
AIMS: Clonidine is used for sedation in the pediatric intensive care unit. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides temporary support if respiratory and cardiac function is threatened. ECMO influences the pharmacokinetics of drugs. Clonidine during pediatric ECMO cannot be effectively titrated as PK data are lacking. The aim of this study is to describe clonidine PK in a particular ECMO system and propose dosing guidelines for children on this particular ECMO circuit. METHODS: All children below the age of 18 who received clonidine during ECMO were eligible...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075105/heart-failure-due-to-reduced-ejection-fraction-medical-management
#2
William E Chavey, Robrt V Hogikyan, R Van Harrison, John M Nicklas
Heart failure is an increasingly common condition resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality. For patients who have heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, randomized clinical trials demonstrate consistent mortality benefit from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, direct-acting vasodilators, beta blockers, and aldosterone antagonists. Additionally, some data show benefits from two new classes of drugs: angiotensin receptor blocker/neprilysin inhibitor and sinus node modulator...
January 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075090/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management
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Jennifer Wipperman, Kyle Goerl
Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity, is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Classically, patients with the condition experience pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve, which includes the palmar aspect of the thumb, index and middle fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Additional clues include positive physical examination findings, such as the flick sign, Phalen maneuver, and median nerve compression test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069787/bilateral-indwelling-pleural-catheter-for-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Rossella D'Amato, Luisa E Eiroa González, Ana Isabel Hernández Méndez
A 68-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension was admitted due to ascites. Bilateral severe hepatic hydrothorax did not resolve despite sodium restriction, and diuretic treatment, requiring repeated thoracentesis for relief of dyspnoea. Curative options, as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and liver transplantation were both contraindicated. An attempt of pleurodesis was ineffective. Bilateral insertion of tunnelled pleural catheter allowed symptom control and home discharge...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069732/weight-management-practices-associated-with-pcos-and-their-relationships-with-diet-and-physical-activity
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L J Moran, W J Brown, S A McNaughton, A E Joham, H J Teede
STUDY QUESTION: Do weight management practices differ in women with and without PCOS? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women in the general population with self-reported PCOS are more likely to be using healthy weight management practices and alternative non-lifestyle measures for weight management than women without PCOS. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Lifestyle management is the first-line treatment in PCOS. However, the specific weight management practices used by women with PCOS and their effect on diet and physical activity are unclear...
January 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065602/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategy-in-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-guidelines-of-the-french-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-society-sforl
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J Nevoux, V Franco-Vidal, D Bouccara, C Parietti-Winkler, A Uziel, A Chays, X Dubernard, V Couloigner, V Darrouzet, T Mom
OBJECTIVES: The authors present the guidelines of the French Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Society (Société française d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie de la face et du cou: SFORL) for diagnostic and therapeutic strategy in Menière's disease. METHODS: A work group was entrusted with a review of the scientific literature on the above topic. Guidelines were drawn up, then read over by an editorial group independent of the work group. The guidelines were graded according to the literature analysis and recommendations grading guide published by the French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health (January 2000)...
January 3, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062131/fluid-status-and-outcome-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Benedikt Koell, Caroline Zotter-Tufaro, Franz Duca, Andreas A Kammerlander, Stefan Aschauer, Daniel Dalos, Marlies Antlanger, Manfred Hecking, Marcus Säemann, Julia Mascherbauer, Diana Bonderman
BACKGROUND: Most heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients, at some point, present to an emergency department with typical symptoms of volume overload. Clinically, most respond well to standard diuretic therapy, sometimes at the cost of renal function. The study sought to define the prognostic significance of fluid status versus renal function in patients with HFpEF. METHODS: One hundred sixty-two consecutive patients with HFpEF were enrolled in our prospective registry...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061550/the-watertightness-of-the-anastomosis-after-laparoscopic-or-robot-assisted-pyeloplasty-is-a-drainage-necessary
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Annika Ruehle, Emilio Arbelaez, Agostino Mattei, Hansjörg Danuser
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not temporary drainage is necessary immediately following laparoscopic (lap) and robot-assisted (rob) pyeloplasty (PP). METHODS: Of 99 patients undergoing lap PP (n=23) or rob PP (n=76) for treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), 52 had no drainage, 47 were given an "easy flow" drain (EFD). The volume of leaking urine (in ml) was defined as the volume of drainage fluid (in ml) x creatinine concentration in drainage fluid (in μmol/ml) / median urine creatinine concentration (in μmol/ml)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058218/-contrast-nephropathy-in-renal-transplantation-is-it-real
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REVIEW
Fedaey Mohammed Abbas, Bridson M Julie, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
The risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in renal transplant recipients is increased in diabetics, patients with impaired basal kidney function, patients in shock, patients presenting with acute emergency and in old age recipients. Approximately one-third of all hospitalized patients with acute kidney injury is attributed to CIN. In the United States, it is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired renal failure. Therefore, efforts should be directed to minimize CIN-related morbidity and mortality as well as to shorten hospital stay...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051022/risk-factors-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ying Yuan, Hong Qiu, Xiao-Ying Hu, Tong Luo, Xiao-Jin Gao, Xue-Yan Zhao, Jun Zhang, Yuan Wu, Hong-Bing Yan, Shu-Bin Qiao, Yue-Jin Yang, Run-Lin Gao
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) were mostly based on selective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cases, and risk factors of CI-AKI after emergency PCI are unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the risk factors of CI-AKI in a Chinese population undergoing emergency PCI. METHODS: A total of 1061 consecutive patients undergoing emergency PCI during January 2013 and June 2015 were enrolled and divided into CI-AKI and non-CI-AKI group...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043731/acetazolamide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-versus-furosemide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-followed-by-furosemide-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-nephrotic-edema-a-randomized-trial
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Mohammad Amin Fallahzadeh, Banafshe Dormanesh, Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh, Jamshid Roozbeh, Mohammad Hossein Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Mahdi Sagheb
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic edema is considered refractory if it does not respond to maximum or near-maximum doses of loop diuretics. This condition can be treated with loop diuretics and thiazides. However, animal studies show that the simultaneous downregulation of pendrin with acetazolamide and inhibition of the sodium-chloride cotransporter with hydrochlorothiazide generates significant diuresis, and furosemide administration following a pendrin inhibitor potentiates furosemide's diuretic effect...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042630/effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-moderate-to-severe-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Amaar A Bakhit, Amr M Kurdi, Junaid J Wadera, Abdulkareem O Alsuwaida
To examin the effect of Ramadan fasting on worsening of renal function (WRF). Method: This was a single-arm prospective observational study including 65 patients with stage 3 or higher chronic kidney disease (CKD). By definition, WRF was considered to have occurred when serum creatinine levels increased by 0.3 mg/dL (26.5 µmol/l) from baseline during or within 3 months after Ramadan. The study was conducted in the Nephrology Clinic of King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the month of Ramadan 1436 AH (Hijiri), which corresponded to June 18-July 17, 2015...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041953/synthetic-approaches-towards-the-multi-target-drug-spironolactone-and-its-potent-analogues-derivatives
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REVIEW
Fayaz Ali Larik, Aamer Saeed, Danish Shahzad, Muhammad Faisal, Hesham El-Seedi, Haroon Mehfooz, Pervaiz Ali Channar
Spironolactone is a well-known multi-target drug and is specifically used for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used for the treatment of edema, cirrhosis of the liver, malignant, pediatric, nephrosis and primary hyperaldosteronism. Spironolactone in association with thiazide diuretics treats hypertension and in association with furosemide treats bronchopulmonary dyspepsia. The therapeutic mechanism of action of spironolactone involves binding to intracellular mineralocorticoids receptors (MRs) in kidney epithelial cells, thereby inhibiting the binding of aldosterone...
December 29, 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039944/hydrochlorothiazide-modulates-ischemic-heart-failure-induced-cardiac-remodeling-via-inhibiting-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-pathway-in-rats
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Jinghong Luo, Xuanlan Chen, Chufan Luo, Guihua Lu, Longyun Peng, Xiuren Gao, Zhiyi Zuo
AIMS: Our previous study indicates that hydrochlorothiazide inhibits transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad signaling pathway, improves cardiac function and reduces fibrosis. We determined whether these effects were common among the diuretics and whether angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1) signaling pathway played a role in these effects. METHODS: Heart failure was produced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
December 31, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039696/ginseng-and-cancer
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Ahmet Unlu, Erdinc Nayir, Onder Kirca, Hale Ay, Mustafa Ozdogan
Derived from the Greek word Panacea that means 'cure for all', Ginseng (Panax) has had an important place in Chinese Medicine for many of years. As the name suggests, it is believed to be a miraculous plant effective in the treatment of many health problems. It is claimed to have many effects such as sedative, hypnotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, diuretic, and stimulating effects, and to be effective in the treatment of certain health problems such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, erectile dysfunction and infections...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038989/increased-plasma-rbp4-concentration-in-older-hypertensives-is-related-to-the-decreased-kidney-function-and-the-number-of-antihypertensive-drugs-results-from-the-polsenior-substudy
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Marcin Majerczyk, Piotr Choręza, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Aniceta Brzozowska, Habibullah Arabzada, Aleksander Owczarek, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Tomasz Grodzicki, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
Increased plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), a novel adipokine, has been associated in previous studies with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension (HT), atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between HT occurrence and its treatment, and plasma RBP4 concentrations in the older polish population. The study sample consisted of 1728 (890 men and 838 women) PolSenior study participants aged 65 years and older with available plasma samples and NT-proBNP values below 2000 pg/mL...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035933/frontal-lobe-function-correlates-with%C3%A2-one-year-incidence-of-urinary-incontinence-in-elderly-with-alzheimer-disease
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Taiki Sugimoto, Masaki Yoshida, Rei Ono, Shunsuke Murata, Naoki Saji, Shumpei Niida, Kenji Toba, Takashi Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is frequently observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although previous works highlight the association between frontal lobe-related function and UI, causal relationship is unclear. OBJECTS: To clarify the longitudinal association between frontal lobe function and the incidence of UI at 1 year in patients with AD. METHODS: The subjects were 215 continent AD patients who attended the Memory Clinic of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Japan during the period from March 2011 to December 2014...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035617/community-acquired-hypokalemia-in-elderly-patients-related-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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S Bardak, K Turgutalp, M B Koyuncu, H Harı, I Helvacı, D Ovla, M Horoz, S Demir, A Kıykım
PURPOSE: Electrolyte imbalance is a common problem affecting the elderly. Increased number of comorbidities and frequent use of drugs may contribute to increased risk of hypokalemia in the elderly. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of community-acquired hypokalemia (CAH), risk factors for its development, related factors with hypokalemia, and morbidities and all-cause mortality rates (MR) of CAH in the elderly patients. METHODS: Total of 36,361 patients aged above 65 years were screened retrospectively...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034679/the-diapause-program-impacts-renal-excretion-and-molecular-expression-of-aquaporins-in-the-northern-house-mosquito-culex-pipiens
#19
Liu Yang, David L Denlinger, Peter M Piermarini
Adult females of the mosquito Culex pipiens entering diapause increase sugar water ingestion and reduce evaporative water loss, but how these attributes of the diapause program impact activity of the renal excretory system remains unknown. Here we compared the renal excretory capacity of diapausing and non-diapausing females, as well as the molecular expression of aquaporin (AQP) genes that encode channels involved in transporting water and/or small metabolites. Baseline urine excretion rates in diapausing mosquitoes were higher than in those of their non-diapausing counterparts, possibly a consequence of the intense sugar feeding associated with diapause...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030430/prestroke-treatment-with-beta-blockers-for-hypertension-is-not-associated-with-severity-and-poor-outcome-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-data-from-a-national-stroke-registry
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Silvia Koton, David Tanne, Ehud Grossman
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers are not recommended as the initial therapy for hypertension. Reports on associations between use of beta-blockers and stroke severity are inconclusive. We assessed associations between prestroke use of beta-blockers and stroke severity, poststroke disability and death in a large group of hypertensive patients hospitalized with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: All 3915 patients with ischemic stroke, treated prestroke for hypertension and registered in the National Acute Stroke ISraeli, were included...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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