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Adetola Ladejobi, Deepak K Pasupula, Shubash Adhikari, Awais Javed, Asad F Durrani, Shantanu Patil, Dingxin Qin, Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Shasank Rijal, Max Wayne, Evan Adelstein, Sandeep Jain, Samir Saba
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy in survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), except in those with completely reversible causes. We sought to examine the impact of ICD therapy on mortality in survivors of SCA associated with reversible causes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the records of 1433 patients managed at our institution between 2000 and 2012 who were discharged alive after SCA. A reversible and correctable cause was identified in 792 (55%) patients...
March 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Christina Schumann, Michael Faust
BACKGROUND:  Diabetic ketoacidosis and the hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state are the most serious diabetic emergencies. Before the discovery of insulin in 1921 by Banting and Best the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes was fatal ending in diabetic ketoacidosis equivalent to a torturous death. Today, mortality from diabetic ketoacidosis is low at approximately 2 %. But each death from these two acute metabolic complications of diabetes is potentially avoidable by improved patient and healthcare professional education...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Mohammed Qadori, Elmira Flem, Terese Bekkevold, Henrik Døllner, Ann Marit Gilje, Astrid Rojahn, Ketil Størdal
AIM: Using routine blood sampling in a gastroenteritis diagnostic work-up is debatable. This study examined the relationship between the severity of acute gastroenteritis and blood test abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children under five years referred for outpatient or inpatient management for gastroenteritis from February 2014 to April 2016. The four study hospitals cared for 30% of Norwegian children. The severity of gastroenteritis was assessed using Vesikari scores...
March 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Emmanuel Ademola Anigilaje
The survival of a child with severe volume depletion at the emergency department depends on the competency of the first responder to recognize and promptly treat hypovolemic shock. Although the basic principles on fluid and electrolytes therapy have been investigated for decades, the topic remains a challenge, as consensus on clinical management protocol is difficult to reach, and more adverse events are reported from fluid administration than for any other drug. While the old principles proposed by Holliday and Segar, and Finberg have stood the test of time, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have highlighted the risk of hyponatraemia, and hyponatraemic encephalopathy in some children treated with hypotonic fluids...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Ana Margarida Monteiro, Olinda Marques, Sofia Martins, Ana Antunes
The authors report a case of a 15-year-old girl with hypopituitarism due to pituitary stalk interruption syndrome diagnosed in the neonatal period. The patient was admitted to the emergency room with impaired consciousness and hypoglycaemia. The day before, she increased her water intake to about 1.5 L to perform a pelvic ultrasound. In the following hours, she developed vomiting and food refusal. Blood analysis revealed hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia, decreased serum osmolality and normal urinary density. Hyponatraemia and adrenal crisis were managed with a gradual but slow resolution of consciousness and electrolytic balance...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Panos Xaplanteris, Georgios Lazaros, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Recent data advocate adoption of a more intensive treatment strategy for management of blood pressure (BP). OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the overall effects of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) are applicable to cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients. METHOD: In a post-hoc analysis we analyzed data from SPRINT that randomly assigned 9361 individuals to a systolic BP (SBP) target of <120 mmHg (intensive treatment) or <140 mmHg (standard treatment)...
March 5, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Ginah Nightingale, Laura T Pizzi, Ashley Barlow, Brooke Barlow, Timothy Jacisin, Matthew McGuire, Kristine Swartz, Andrew Chapman
OBJECTIVES: Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) represent an escalating concern for older adults attributed to polypharmacy, multi-morbidity and organ dysfunction. Few studies have evaluated the prevalence of major DDIs and the variability between DDI detection software which confuses management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prevalence of major DDIs was examined as a secondary analysis of outpatients aged ≥65 years. Demographic and clinical information was collected from electronic health records including age, sex, race, cancer type, comorbidities, and medications...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
Israel Ugalde, Manuel Bello Segura, Sabrina Oneto, Ari Ciment
An altered mental status presents a diagnostic challenge for many clinicians. Described here is a case of primary hyperparathyroidism not initially suspected until after a thorough neurological and infectious cause were excluded. A 60-year-old woman presented with altered mental status and gait instability. Her family noticed progressive gait instability and mood swings for the past 4 months. Initial imaging and laboratory values were unable to explain her symptoms. On transfer out of the intensive care unit, her corrected calcium was found to be 13...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Kwai Lam, Lauren Schwartz, Jennifer Batisti, Kishore R Iyer
BACKGROUND: Teduglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) analog that has been approved for the treatment of adult short bowel syndrome (SBS)-associated intestinal failure (IF; SBS-IF). Teduglutide increases villus height and crypt depth in the small bowel mucosa, promoting nutrition absorption and enteral independence from parenteral nutrition (PN). We aim to report our single-center experience with teduglutide in adult patients with SBS to provide real-world context to its use. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective analysis on patients managed within our tertiary-level intestinal rehabilitation program to identify patients with SBS-IF treated with teduglutide from 2009-2015...
January 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Adriana M Pedraza Bermeo, Ana María Ortiz Zableh, Mariangel Castillo, Jaime Francisco Pérez Niño
INTRODUCTION: Postobstructive diuresis (POD) is a polyuric state in which large quantities of salt and water are eliminated after solving a urinary tract obstruction. These patients are at increased risk of severe dehydration, electrolytic disturbances, hypovolemic shock, and death. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is the most common etiology of collecting system dilatation in the fetal kidney, and a significant number of patients require pyeloplasty. There are limited data regarding prognostic risk factors for POD in this scenario...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Shivesh Prakash, Shailesh Bihari, Zhan Y Lim, Santosh Verghese, Hemant Kulkarni, Andrew D Bersten
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that the results of the same test performed on point-of-care blood gas analysis (BGA) machine and automatic analyzer (AA) machine in central laboratory have high degree of concordance in critical care patients and that the two test methods could be used interchangeably. METHODS: We analyzed 9398 matched pairs of BGA and AA results, obtained from 1765 patients. Concentration pairs of the following analytes were assessed: hemoglobin, glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Qingjuan Shang, Qiankun Geng, Xuebing Zhang, Hongfang Xu, Chunbao Guo
This study was conducted to assess the clinical advantages of early enteral nutrition (EEN) in pediatric patients who underwent surgery with gastrointestinal (GI) anastomosis.EEN has been associated with clinical benefits in various aspect of surgical intervention, including GI function recovery and postoperative complications reduction. Evaluable data documenting clinical advantages with EEN for pediatric patients after surgery with GI anastomosis are limited.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 575 pediatric patients undergoing surgical intervention with GI anastomosis...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mirjam Simoons, Adrie Seldenrijk, Hans Mulder, Tom Birkenhäger, Mascha Groothedde-Kuyvenhoven, Rob Kok, Cornelis Kramers, Wim Verbeeck, Mirjam Westra, Eric van Roon, Roberto Bakker, Henricus Ruhé
Currently, there is a lack of international and national guidelines or consensus documents with specific recommendations for electrocardiogram (ECG) screening and monitoring during antidepressant treatment. To make a proper estimation of the risk of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden (cardiac) death during antidepressant use, both the drug and patient-specific factors should be taken into account; however, solid evidence on how this should be done in clinical practice is lacking. Available recommendations on the management of QT(c) prolongation (with antidepressant treatment) emphasize that special attention should be given to high-risk patients; however, clinicians are in need of more concrete suggestions about how to select patients for ECG screening and monitoring...
February 26, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Bernard W Laughlin, Isaac R Bailey, Sarah A Rice, Zeinab Barati, Lori K Bogren, Kelly L Drew
Targeted temperature management is standard of care for cardiac arrest and is in clinical trials for stroke. N6 -cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), an A1 adenosine receptor agonist, inhibits thermogenesis and induces onset of hibernation in hibernating species. Despite promising thermolytic efficacy of CHA, prior work has failed to achieve and maintain a prescribed target core body temperature (Tb ) between 32°C and 34°C for 24 hours. We instrumented Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 19) with indwelling arterial and venous cannulae and a transmitter for monitoring Tb and ECG, then administered CHA via continuous IV infusion or intraperitoneal (IP) injection...
February 26, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Jing Lin, Zhen Cheng, Xiaoqiang Ding, Qi Qian
Acid-base and electrolyte alterations are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney failure (ESRD). The alterations become more complex as CKD advances to ESRD, leading to morbidity and mortality. Three cases are presented illustrating some key prototypic features in CKD and ESRD. Each is accompanied by discussion of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options. Newer investigational results are integrated into the existing body of knowledge. Although rigorous assessment of various dialysis prescriptions is scanty, in its current state, instituting a well thought-out, multi-pronged management plan to minimize CKD/ESRD and dialysis-related electrolyte and acid-base disruptions is appropriate...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Emmanuelle Magny, Hélène Le Petitcorps, Maria Pociumban, Zineb Bouksani-Kacher, Éric Pautas, Joël Belmin, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Carmelo Lafuente-Lafuente
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with delirium among community-dwelling older adults have been poorly studied. Our aim was to describe the prevalence of predisposing and precipitating factors for delirium among patients admitted for delirium and to assess whether these factors were appropriately recognized at the first patient assessment at hospital. METHODS: Consecutive community-dwelling individuals admitted to three geriatric acute care units with a confirmed initial diagnosis of delirium were prospectively included...
2018: PloS One
Caroline Blanc, Pierre-Yves Martin
Hyperkaliaemia is a serious electrolyte disorder that is favored by many comorbidities, such as chronic renal failure or some treatments such as renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockers. The new oral treatments by chelation of intestinal potassium have demonstrated : 1) their effectiveness in the management of serum potassium by maintaining the treatments at optimal dosages ; 2) their safety of use by the absence of serious side effect and 3) the ease of use with a daily intake.
February 21, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
Rebecca Grammer, Jingping Wang, Edward Lahey
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged muscle tissue breaks down and intracellular contents, including myoglobin, are released into the circulation. This produces a nonspecific clinical syndrome including electrolyte disturbances, hypovolemia, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathies, and risk of acute kidney injury. Rhabdomyolysis has been reported as a complication of prolonged surgical procedures but has rarely been reported in the oral and maxillofacial surgery literature. Early diagnosis and treatment of rhabdomyolysis are important to avoid long-term complications such as renal failure...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Neha A Patel, Randall A Bly, Seth Adams, Kristen Carlin, Sanjay R Parikh, John P Dahl, Scott Manning
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative calcium management is challenging following pediatric thyroidectomy given potential limitations in self-reporting symptoms and compliance with phlebotomy. A protocol was created at our tertiary children's institution utilizing intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels to guide electrolyte management during hospitalization. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a new thyroidectomy postoperative management protocol on two primary outcomes: (1) the number of postoperative calcium blood draws and (2) the length of hospital stay...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Katie Braun, Anne Utech, Maria Eugenia Velez, Renee Walker
BACKGROUND: Studied since the 1940s, refeeding syndrome still has no universal definition, thus making comparison of studies difficult. Negative outcomes (eg, metabolic abnormalities) may occur with the use of specialized nutrition, such as parenteral nutrition (PN). Less than half of medical institutions have a nutrition support team (NST) managing PN. Interdisciplinary team management of PN may reduce negative outcomes of PN. The objective of this study was to show the value of the NST by measuring differences in PN variables, especially electrolyte abnormalities (EAs), before and after NST initiation at a large medical center and to identify factors associated with EAs among adult subjects receiving PN...
February 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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