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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330034/successful-treatment-of-a-penicillin-intermediate-and-ceftriaxone-resistant-granulicatella-adiacens-presumed-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-with-vancomycin
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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. This case report highlights the challenges in susceptibility testing and the importance of appropriate empiric treatment for Granulicatella adiacens, as well as 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 Granulicatella adiacens, with clinically relevant resistance to recommended first-line agents (penicillin and ceftriaxone), who was successfully treated with 8 weeks of intravenous (IV) vancomycin...
January 9, 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
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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)...
December 6, 2017: 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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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222250/iron-deficiency-in-gynecology-and-obstetrics-clinical-implications-and-management
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REVIEW
Christian Breymann, Michael Auerbach
Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of anemia during pregnancy; however, its prevalence is highly determined by nutritional and socioeconomic status. Oral iron is the frontline therapy, but is often poorly tolerated. Awareness of the available intravenous formulations is essential for management. Before delivery, risk factors such as multiparity and heavy uterine bleeding increase the prevalence of iron deficiency and should be motivation for early diagnosis and treatment. Neonates born with iron deficiency have a statistically significant increment in both cognitive and behavioral abnormalities that persist after repletion, highlighting the need for heightened awareness of the diagnosis...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209510/milrinone-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-randomized-pilot-trial-study-protocol-review-of-literature-and-survey-of-current-practices
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Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary, Marie Gantz, Jenna Gabrio, Dhuly Chowdhury, Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) possibly due to right and left ventricular dysfunction. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PH. We developed this pilot study to determine if milrinone infusion would improve oxygenation in neonates ≥36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) with CDH...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187046/denosumab-improves-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-intestinal-failure-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kinga Szczepanek, Michal Pedziwiatr, Stanisław Klek
AIM: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is commonly reported in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Oral and intravenous calcium, vitamin D, and bisphosphonates have been used to treat BMD but with low efficiency due to their limited absorption and patient compliance. Denosumab is a new drug that helps prevent osteoclast development and activation and led to decreased bone resorption in some studies. The aim of this study was to assess its value in HPN patients. METHODS: Between November 2011 and March 2013, 49 patients receiving HPN (29 women, 20 men, mean age 55...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179857/transition-from-intravenous-insulin-to-subcutaneous-long-acting-insulin-in-critical-care-patients-on-enteral-or-parenteral-nutrition
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Analía Ramos, Lluis Zapata, Paula Vera, Antoni J Betbese, Antonio Pérez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The optimal initial dose of subcutaneous (SC) insulin after intravenous (IV) infusion is controversial, especially in patients receiving continuous enteral nutrition (EN) or total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the strategy used at our hospital intensive care unit (ICU) in patients switched from IV insulin to SC insulin glargine while receiving EN or TPN. DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made of 27 patients on EN and 14 on TPN switched from IV infusion insulin to SC insulin...
December 2017: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179649/mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-frailty
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James Larrick, Andrew R Mendelsohn
Frailty is a medical syndrome associated with advancing age characterized by reduced functional reserve, strength, endurance and susceptibility to infection associated with high morbidity, hospitalization and death. Non-specific interventions to improve the healthspan of affected patients include physical therapy, exercise, improved nutrition, etc. Among the hallmarks of aging, depletion of stem cells with resultant compromise of regeneration and repair of tissues informs a rational stem cell-based replacement strategy...
November 27, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148930/use-of-mixed-oil-fat-emulsion-to-improve-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-long-term-home-parenteral-nutrition-a-case-report
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Ryan T Hurt, Manpreet S Mundi
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a life-saving therapy for patients who are not able to use their gastrointestinal tract. There are a number of complications associated with HPN, including metabolic bone disease, intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD), and catheter-related bloodstream infections. We present a case of a 32-year-old HPN patient who initially developed biopsy-proven IFALD (total bilirubin, 2.4 mg/dL) while on long-term HPN. His HPN was initiated due to myopathic intestinal dysmotility and pseudo-obstruction when he was 15 years old...
November 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094999/-home-parenteral-nutrition-a-consensus-document-of-experts-from-andalucia-and-extremadura
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Beatriz Gonzalez Aguilera, Gabriel Olveira, Pedro Pablo García Luna, José Luis Pereira Cunill, Luis Miguel Luengo, Antonio Pérez de la Cruz, Jose Antonio Irles Rocamora
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is a technique that has allowed the survival in the community of those patients with serious diseases resulting in an intestinal failure that made their nutrition impossible by other methods. It is indicated if there is a documented intestinal failure (understood by the reduction of the intestinal function to the minimum to the point that intravenous supplementation is required to maintain health and/or growth) with impossibility for oral or enteral exclusive nutrition, provided that there is the possibility of managing the patient at home and that there is no short-term survival expectancy...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016235/telemedicine-support-groups-for-home-parenteral-nutrition-users
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Eve-Lynn Nelson, Donna Macan Yadrich, Noreen Thompson, Shawna Wright, Kathaleen Stone, Natasia Adams, Marilyn Werkowitch, Carol E Smith
Patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN), a life-sustaining intravenous (IV) infusion that provides nourishment and hydration to patients with short gut or inflammatory bowel diseases, are often isolated and not in visual contact with peers or health providers. One completed clinical trial (Clinical Trials.gov NCT0190028) and 1 ongoing clinical trial (Clinical Trials.gov NCT02987569) are evaluating a mobile videoconferencing-delivered support group intervention for patients on HPN and their caregivers...
December 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977099/fluid-overload-in-children-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation
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Clarice Laroque Sinott Lopes, Jefferson Pedro Piva
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit are prone to cumulated fluid overload and receive intravenous volumes through the aggressive resuscitation recommended for septic shock treatment, as well as other fluid sources related to medications and nutritional support. The liberal liquid supply strategy has been associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Although there are few prospective pediatric studies, new strategies are being proposed. This non-systematic review discusses the pathophysiology of fluid overload, its consequences, and the available therapeutic strategies...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968181/noncompliance-nonadherence-with-home-nutrition-support-an-underrecognized-clinical-dilemma
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Donald F Kirby, Ronelle Mitchell, Eileen Hendrickson
Failure to administer enteral nutrition, intravenous fluids, and/or parenteral nutrition solutions can have deleterious effects on patients who have been prescribed such therapies. However, it is not well understood why patients requiring nutrition support would be noncompliant or nonadherent to these often life-benefiting therapies. This article explores these issues in a large home nutrition support population.
December 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963827/-iron-deficiency-in-nd-ckd-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Maria Elena Liberti, Carlo Garofalo, Adelia Sagliocca, Silvio Borrelli, Giuseppe Conte, Luca De Nicola, Roberto Minutolo
In non-dialysis-chronic kidney disease (CKD), iron deficiency is a frequent nutritional disorder due to either the greater tendency to occult gastrointestinal bleeding or to the chronic inflammatory state resulting in a reduced intestinal iron reabsorption through an increased synthesis of hepcidin. These phenomenon are responsible for a negative iron balance that compromises erythropoiesis and contributes to the pathogenesis of anemia in CKD. Several laboratory tests are now available to allow an adequate diagnosis of iron deficiency...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950897/blind-bedside-postpyloric-placement-of-spiral-tube-as-rescue-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-tricentric-observational-study
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Bo Lv, Linhui Hu, Lifang Chen, Bei Hu, Yanlin Zhang, Heng Ye, Cheng Sun, Xiunong Zhang, Huilan Lan, Chunbo Chen
BACKGROUND: Various special techniques for blind bedside transpyloric tube placement have been introduced into clinical practice. However, transpyloric spiral tube placement facilitated by a blind bedside method has not yet been reported. The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficiency of blind bedside postpyloric placement of a spiral tube as a rescue therapy subsequent to failed spontaneous transpyloric migration in critically ill patients. METHODS: This prospective, tricentric, observational study was conducted in the intensive care units (ICUs) of three tertiary hospitals...
September 26, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891689/multimodal-drug-therapy-and-physical-rehabilitation-in-the-successful-treatment-of-capture-myopathy-in-a-lesser-flamingo-phoeniconaias-minor
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Michael Stephen McEntire, Carlos R Sanchez
A wild-caught lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) from the Fort Worth Zoo (Fort Worth, TX, USA) presented with moderate lameness that progressed to the inability to stand 2 days after restraint and handling. Results of blood tests showed severely elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activities, confirming suspected capture myopathy. Intensive supportive therapy, consisting of intravenous fluids and muscle relaxants, along with physical rehabilitation therapy, nutritional support, and anxiolytics, were instituted to aid in relaxation and muscle regeneration...
September 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878816/a-child-with-anorexia-nervosa-presenting-with-severe-infection-with-cytopenia-and-hemophagocytosis-a-case-report
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Masao Suda, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Masahiro Kinosita, Michiko Matsuoka, Shuichi Ozono, Yasushi Otsu, Yushiro Yamashita, Toyojiro Matsuishi
BACKGROUND: Patients with anorexia nervosa in the acute phase have physical complications, such as infectious disease. Although hemophagocytic syndrome due to infection is a rare complication in anorexia nervosa, early identification for hemophagocytosis is important for avoiding a life-threatening condition. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 12-year-old girl with anorexia nervosa presenting with infection with cytopenia and hemophagocytosis during initial nutritional therapy...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865339/enteral-nutrition-as-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-exploratory-study
#18
Karim El-Kersh, Bilal Jalil, Stephen A McClave, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Juan Guardiola, Karen Guilkey, Annuradha K Persaud, Stephen P Furmanek, Brian E Guinn, Timothy L Wiemken, Bashar Chihada Alhariri, Scott P Kellie, Mohamed Saad
PURPOSE: We investigated whether early enteral nutrition alone may be sufficient prophylaxis against stress-related gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in mechanically ventilated patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, exploratory study that included mechanically ventilated patients in medical ICUs of two academic hospitals. Intravenous pantoprazole and early enteral nutrition were compared to placebo and early enteral nutrition as stress-ulcer prophylaxis...
February 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831808/reply-intravenous-ferumoxytol-in-pediatric-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
#19
Nabil E Hassan
Iron Deficiency in children is common problem. Its mechanism could be nutritional or due to lack of iron absorption. Several conditions are associated with IDA. Presence of inflammation further complicate attempts to make a definitive diagnoses or accurately quantify reponse to therapy.
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830746/risk-factors-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia-in-neonates
#20
Hao-Yuan Lee, Shih-Yun Hsu, Jen-Fu Hsu, Chyi-Liang Chen, Yi-Hsin Wang, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii infections in neonates are not uncommon but rarely studied. METHODS: Clinical and molecular epidemiology of 40 patients with A. baumannii bacteremia in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) of a medical center from 2004 to 2014 was analyzed. RESULTS: Multi-drug resistance was found in only 3 isolates (7.5%). Sequence types (STs) of A. baumannii defined by multilocus sequencing typing were diverse, and 72...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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