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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702489/what-s-new-in-short-bowel-syndrome
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Lore Billiauws, Olivier Corcos, Francisca Joly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a rare disease but with many complications due to intestinal failure, parenteral nutrition and underlying disease. A better prevention, comprehension and treatment could improve the outcome of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have been published on acute intestinal failure, first cause of SBS, and gives us strategy to avoid extended intestinal resection and thus SBS. There has been progress in the comprehension of intestinal adaptation, characterized by improvements in intestinal absorption, changes on hormonal secretion, development of a hyperphagia and dysbiosis of the gut microbiota...
April 26, 2018: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701901/no-gut-no-gain-enteral-bile-acid-treatment-preserves-gut-growth-but-not-parenteral-nutrition-associated-liver-injury-in-a-novel-extensive-short-bowel-animal-model
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Gustavo Villalona, Amber Price, Keith Blomenkamp, Chandrashekhara Manithody, Saurabh Saxena, Thomas Ratchford, Matthew Westrich, Vindhya Kakarla, Shruthika Pochampally, William Phillips, Nicole Heafner, Niraja Korremla, Jose Greenspon, Miguel A Guzman, Ajay Kumar Jain
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition (PN) provides nutrition intravenously; however, this life-saving therapy is associated with significant liver disease. Recent evidence indicates improvement in PN-associated injury in animals with intact gut treated with enteral bile acid (BA), chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), and a gut farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist, which drives the gut-liver cross talk (GLCT). We hypothesized that similar improvement could be translated in animals with short bowel syndrome (SBS)...
April 27, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694310/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-due-to-central-port-catheter-thrombosis-a-real-life-threatening-condition
#3
G D Lianos, N Hasemaki, E Tzima, G Vangelis, A Tselios, I Mpailis, E Lekkas
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) represents undoubtedly a rare life-threatening condition. Herein, we present a rare case of a 69-year-old woman, with a history of hepatic flexure tumor and an indwelling central venous port, presenting with acute signs and symptoms of SVCS due to thrombosis of the catheter. The patient was treated with intravenous anticoagulation and fibrinolytic therapy and showed regression of symptoms. It is reported that central venous catheters are routinely used in clinical practice mainly in oncological cases for chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition or dialysis...
March 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680333/hydroelectrolytic-and-infectious-complications-in-one-year-of-parenteral-nutrition-in-critical-care
#4
A López, J J Varela, M M Cid, M Couñago, N Gago
OBJECTIVE: Parenteral nutrition consists of the intravenous administration of macronutrients, micronutrients and electrolytes. Our objectives were to evaluate the biochemical alterations during the first ten days of initiation and to quantify the bacteremia related to the central venous catheter during the administration of parenteral nutrition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of incidence and prevalence. We included 51 patients who started intravenous nutritional support therapy at Critical Care...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679045/trends-in-the-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-preterm-infants-from-2003-2012-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
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Hidehiko Nakanishi, Hideyo Suenaga, Atsushi Uchiyama, Yumi Kono, Satoshi Kusuda
OBJECTIVES: To determine the trends in mortality and the prevalence of abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes among preterm Japanese infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective multicenter cohort of 30,793 preterm infants born at a gestational age ≤32 weeks, between 2003 and 2012, in the Neonatal Research Network, Japan, was evaluated in the primary analysis. Finally, 13,661 infants were followed-up until 3 years of age and evaluated for neurodevelopmental outcomes, including cerebral palsy (CP), home oxygen therapy (HOT) use, and visual, hearing, and cognitive impairments...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650942/-a-case-of-successful-management-of-postoperative-chylous-ascites-by-combination-therapy-with-octreotide-and-etilefrine
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Chikato Koga, Masahiro Murakami, Junzo Shimizu, Akinobu Yasuyama, Tae Matsumura, Akihiro Takata, Chizu Kameda, Ryohei Kawabata, Masaki Hirota, Shingo Noura, Junichi Hasegawa
We have report a case of an 81-year-old woman who underwent distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic body cancer. Chy- lous ascites with high triglyceride(TG)level, 201mg/dL, occurred on postoperative day 2. Continuous drainage and conservative management, such as low fat diet, fasting, total parental nutrition, and octreotide monotherapy, could not resolve the problem. Successful treatment was achieved using subcutaneous octreotide injection and intravenous etilefrine infusion without any adverse side-effect. These medications were able to cause smooth muscle contraction in the thoracic duct, and also to reduce chyle flow...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607165/a-quality-improvement-program-with-nutrition-therapy-restriction-of-lipid-emulsions-in-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Jian Gao, Guo-Wei Tu, Chun-Sheng Wang, Du-Ming Zhu, Lan Liu, Hua Liu, Xiao-Mei Yang, Zhe Luo
Background: To evaluate the effect of restriction of soybean-based intravenous fat emulsions (IVFEs) in clinical outcomes in cardiac surgical patients. Methods: This was a before-and-after interventional study comparing the clinical outcomes regarding the intervention of IVFEs restriction. Before August 2015, parenteral nutrition (PN) using a soy-based lipid emulsion was routinely implemented if patients failed to meet >60% of energy requirements in 48 h post cardiac surgery (Period A)...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603317/innovative-discharge-process-for-families-with-pediatric-short-bowel-syndrome-a-prospective-nonrandomized-trial
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Bram P Raphael, Maria Jorina, Mary Gallotto, Glendalis Grullon, Meghan Dalton, Melissa Takvorian-Bené, Christina Tascione, Carolyn Rosa, Jennifer McClelland, Megan Gray, Alexis K Potemkin, Courtney Glavin, Kathleen M Gura, Margaret K Murphy, Kierrah Leger, Judith Mahoney, Jessica Kerr, Al Ozonoff, Christopher P Duggan
BACKGROUND: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a life-sustaining therapy for short bowel syndrome (SBS) and other severe digestive diseases, but complications are common. We evaluated a predischarge HPN hands-on training course to reduce complications in children with SBS, including hospital readmissions. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, nonrandomized controlled research study between April 1, 2014, and April 30, 2017. Eligible participants were children aged <18 years old with SBS and anticipated HPN dependence duration ≥6 months...
March 30, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565716/whey-protein-supplementation-improves-nutritional-status-glutathione-levels-and-immune-function-in-cancer-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#9
Akkarach Bumrungpert, Patcharanee Pavadhgul, Pornpimon Nunthanawanich, Anchalee Sirikanchanarod, Araya Adulbhan
Clinical side effects from medical therapy play an important role in causing malnutrition among cancer patients. Whey protein isolates (WPIs) have the potential to improve the nutritional status of cancer patients. The present study determined the effects of whey protein supplementation on nutritional status, glutathione (GSH) levels, immunity, and inflammatory markers in cancer patients in Thailand. A total of 42 cancer patients (41-63 years old) who received intravenous chemotherapy were randomized in a double-blind controlled trial at the National Cancer Institute in Thailand...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512430/infection-of-totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-a-review-of-the-literature
#10
Fulvio Pinelli, Elena Cecero, Dario Degl'Innocenti, Valentina Selmi, Rosa Giua, Gianluca Villa, Cosimo Chelazzi, Stefano Romagnoli, Mauro Pittiruti
Totally implantable venous access devices, or ports, are essential in the therapeutic management of patients who require long-term intermittent intravenous therapy. Totally implantable venous access devices guarantee safe infusion of chemotherapy, blood transfusion, parenteral nutrition, as well as repeated blood samples. Minimizing the need for frequent vascular access, totally implantable venous access devices also improve the patient's quality of life. Nonetheless, totally implantable venous access devices are not free from complications...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485420/hypocalcemia-after-denosumab-in-a-pulmonary-hypertension-patient-receiving-epoprostenol
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Benedicte De Muynck, Mathias Leys, Joke Cuypers, Dirk Vanderschueren, Marion Delcroix, Catharina Belge
We report the case of a 50-year-old woman with anorexigen-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with epoprostenol, who presented with Trousseau's sign, leading to the diagnosis of severe hypocalcemia for which substitution was started (initially orally, followed by intravenous substitution). After further analysis, we assume that epoprostenol-induced diarrhea caused malabsorption (as other reasons were excluded), leading to nutritional osteomalacia with secondary hyperparathyroidism. We discovered that even more severe hypocalcemia was induced by the treatment with the anti-osteoporotic drug denosumab, which was started after the diagnosis of osteoporosis on bone densitometry...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477137/taiwanofungus-camphoratus-combined-with-amphotericin-b-for-metastatic-cancer-patients-unresponsive-to-or-unwilling-to-undergo-chemotherapy-a-pilot-study
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Cheng-Jeng Tai, Yeu-Ching Shi, Chen-Jei Tai, Li-Jen Kuo, Ray-Jade Chen, Yu-Jia Chang, Ching Tzao, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Chun-Chao Chang, Hung-Yi Chiou, Ching-Hua Su
Context • Taiwanofungus camphoratus is a parasitic mushroom found in the heartwood of Cinnamomum kanehirai and is used as a nutritional supplement. It has an anticancer action, both alone and synergistically with amphotericin B (AmB). Objective • The study intended to assess the efficacy of a T camphoratus ethanol extract (TCEE) combined with AmB for patients with metastatic cancer whose cancer did not respond to multiline chemotherapy or who were unwilling to receive chemotherapy. Design • The research team performed a retrospective analysis as a pilot study...
February 24, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444656/implementation-of-a-successful-eradication-protocol-for-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Bryan A Garcia, Jacque L Carden, Dana L Goodwin, Tim A Smith, Amit Gaggar, Kevin Leon, Veena B Antony, Steven M Rowe, George M Solomon
BACKGROUND: Infection with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) results in a heterogeneous clinical course ranging from asymptomatic colonization of the airways to fulminant respiratory failure in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Early eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa improves clinical outcomes. The efficacy and clinical outcomes following implementation of an eradication protocol for Bcc are less well understood. METHODS: We developed and implemented a single center Bcc eradication protocol that included an intensive combination of intravenous, inhaled, and oral antibiotic therapies based on in vitro sensitivities...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426709/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-undifferentiated-and-infectious-acute-diarrhea-in-the-adult-horse
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REVIEW
Sarah D Shaw, Henry Stämpfli
Acute, infectious, diarrhea in adult horses is a major cause of morbidity and is associated with numerous complications. Common causes include salmonellosis, clostridiosis, Coronavirus, and infection with Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac horse fever). Treatment is empirical and supportive until results of specific diagnostic tests are available. Supportive care is aimed at restoring hydration, correcting electrolyte imbalances, and limiting the systemic inflammatory response. The mainstays of therapy are intravenous fluid therapy, electrolyte supplementation where necessary, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and nutritional support...
April 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399329/intestinal-failure-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Philip Allan, Simon Lal
Intestinal failure (IF) is the inability of the gut to absorb necessary water, macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), micronutrients, and electrolytes sufficient to sustain life and requiring intravenous supplementation or replacement. Acute IF (types 1 and 2) is the initial phase of the illness and may last for weeks to a few months, and chronic IF (type 3) from months to years. The challenge of caring for patients with IF is not merely the management of the underlying condition leading to IF or the correct provision of appropriate nutrition or both but also the prevention of complications, whether thromboembolic phenomenon (for example, venous occlusion), central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection, IF-associated liver disease, or metabolic bone disease...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396029/prenatal-treatment-of-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency
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Yael Wilnai, Yair J Blumenfeld, Kristina Cusmano, Susan R Hintz, Deborah Alcorn, William E Benitz, William E Berquist, Jonathan A Bernstein, Ricardo O Castillo, Waldo Concepcion, Tina M Cowan, Kenneth L Cox, Deirdre J Lyell, Carlos O Esquivel, Margaret Homeyer, Louanne Hudgins, Melissa Hurwitz, Jonathan P Palma, Susan Schelley, Vishnu Priya Akula, Marshall L Summar, Gregory M Enns
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Patients with neonatal urea cycle defects (UCDs) typically experience severe hyperammonemia during the first days of life, which results in serious neurological injury or death. Long-term prognosis despite optimal pharmacological and dietary therapy is still poor. The combination of intravenous sodium phenylacetate and sodium benzoate (Ammonul®) can eliminate nitrogen waste independent of the urea cycle. We report attempts to improve outcomes for males with severe ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD), a severe X-linked condition, via prenatal intravenous administration of Ammonul and arginine to heterozygous carrier females of OTCD during labor...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390542/particularities-of-the-management-and-the-treatment-in-a-rare-sepsis-with-candida-tropicalis-of-a-collodion-baby-case-report
#17
Alina Mariela Murgu, Irina Geanina Crişcov, Silvia Fotea, Ginel Baciu, Anca Chiriac, Elena Tarca, Violeta Streanga
RATIONALE: Collodion baby is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. It can be the first expression of some forms of ichthyosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: The authors present the case of a newborn diagnosed with severe Collodion baby syndrome who required prolonged hospitalization in the intensive care unit because of infectious complications like the fungal sepsis and other bacterial superinfections. DIAGNOSES: The case has many diagnostic and therapeutic particularities and management difficulties...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330034/successful-treatment-of-a-penicillin-intermediate-and-ceftriaxone-resistant-granulicatella-adiacens-presumed-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-with-vancomycin
#18
Bruce M Jones, Roby M Hersey, Irwin J Trestman, Christopher M Bland
Advancements in rapid diagnostics have helped to identify nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) as an increasing cause of infective endocarditis (IE). This case report highlights the challenges in susceptibility testing and the importance of appropriate empiric treatment for Granulicatella adiacens, and provides considerations for future practice guideline recommendations. Guidelines for treatment of IE caused by NVS are currently limited to patients with native valve disease. We present a patient with presumed prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by G...
March 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304463/management-of-qt-prolongation-induced-by-anti-cancer-drugs-target-therapy-and-old-agents-different-algorithms-for-different-drugs
#19
REVIEW
Carmela Coppola, Anna Rienzo, Giovanna Piscopo, Antonio Barbieri, Claudio Arra, Nicola Maurea
The side effects of anticancer drugs still play a critical role in survival and quality of life. Although the recent progresses of cancer therapies have significantly improved the prognosis of oncologic patients, side effects of antineoplastic treatments are still responsible for the increased mortality of cancer survivors. Cardiovascular toxicity is the most dangerous adverse effect induced by anticancer therapies. A survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination, showed that 1807 cancer survivors followed up for seven years: 51% died of cancer and 33% of heart disease (Vejpongsa and Yeh, 2014)...
February 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231870/improving-the-care-and-treatment-of-monkeypox-patients-in-low-resource-settings-applying-evidence-from-contemporary-biomedical-and-smallpox-biodefense-research
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REVIEW
Mary G Reynolds, Andrea M McCollum, Beatrice Nguete, Robert Shongo Lushima, Brett W Petersen
Monkeypox is a smallpox-like illness that can be accompanied by a range of significant medical complications. To date there are no standard or optimized guidelines for the clinical management of monkeypox (MPX) patients, particularly in low-resource settings. Consequently, patients can experience protracted illness and poor outcomes. Improving care necessitates developing a better understanding of the range of clinical manifestations-including complications and sequelae-as well as of features of illness that may be predictive of illness severity and poor outcomes...
December 12, 2017: Viruses
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