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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905877/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-for-heart-failure-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Nicolas M Berbenetz, Marko Mrkobrada
BACKGROUND: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) have been associated with improved patient outcomes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) but not preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of selective and nonselective MRAs in HFrEF and HFpEF. METHODS: We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE and EMBASE. We included randomized controlled trials (RCT) of MRAs in adults with HFpEF or HFrEF if they reported data on major adverse cardiac events or drug safety...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891040/inadvertent-injection-of-potassium-chloride-instead-of-sodium-chloride-during-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-ache-with-epidural-injection-leading-to-paraplegia
#2
Rahul Ranjan, Naiyer Asif, Sohail Ahmad, Syed Ifthekar
Epidural injection of steroid is given for back pain resistant to other conservative management. Normal saline (NS) is used as diluent in 80 mg methylprednisolone and a local anesthetic. Due to a similar looking ampoule of NS and potassium chloride (KCl), there is a probability of accidental use of KCl instead of NS. We present a case of a 50-year-old male patient having low back ache refractory to other conservative treatments. Epidural injection of steroid was given, but accidently KCl was mixed with methylprednisolone instead of NS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885227/the-experience-of-dissolving-polypharmacy-by-reducing-the-prescription-of-anti-ulcer-drugs-in-residents-of-a-special-geriatric-nursing-home
#3
Kosuke Okada, Yumiko Yamaguch, Nanao Kamada, Masahiro Okada, Shigeko Katoh, Hidemi Sasaki
AIM: As part of a broader study on polypharmacy among elderly nursing home residents, we examined the impact of reducing or discontinuing the prescription of proton pump inhibitors and other anti-ulcer drugs. METHODS: We employed a strategy of reducing and discontinuing the prescription of drugs to 160 elderly residents of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb survivors nursing home, Kandayama Yasuragien. The residents had entered the home between April 2012 and November 2015...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884576/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest-from-accidental-hypothermia-a-10-year-experience-in-edinburgh
#4
Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Neil Young, Dean Kerslake, Vincenzo Giordano, Robert Lendrum, William Walker, Vipin Zamvar, Ivan Yim, Renzo Pessotto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest caused by accidental hypothermia is a rare phenomenon with a significant mortality rate if untreated. The consensus is that these patients should be rewarmed with extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with the potential for excellent survival and neurologic outcomes. However, given the lack of robust data and clinical trials, the optimal management of such patients remains elusive. OBJECTIVE: In this single-center study, we looked at the outcomes of all adult patients undergoing salvage ECLS for cardiac arrest caused by accidental hypothermia over a 10-year period from June 2006 to June 2016...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869558/polynitroxylated-pegylated-hemoglobin-a-novel-small-volume-therapeutic-for-traumatic-brain-injury-resuscitation-comparison-to-whole-blood-and-dose-response-evaluation
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Erik C Brockman, Travis C Jackson, C Edward Dixon, Hulya Bayir, Robert Clark, Vincent A Vagni, Keri L Janesko, Catherine Byrd, Li Ma, Carleton J C Hsia, Patrick M Kochanek
: Resuscitation with polynitroxylated pegylated hemoglobin (PNPH), a PEGylated bovine hemoglobin decorated with nitroxides, eliminated the need for fluid administration, reduced ICP and brain edema, and produced neuroprotection in vitro and in vivo vs. lactated Ringer's (LR) in experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) plus hemorrhagic shock (HS). HYPOTHESIS: Resuscitation with PNPH will improve acute physiology vs. whole blood after TBI+HS and will be safe and effective across a wide dosage range...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863940/acute-fluoride-poisoning-alters-myocardial-cytoskeletal-and-ampk-signaling-proteins-in-rats
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Lakshmikanthan Panneerselvam, Azhwar Raghunath, Ekambaram Perumal
BACKGROUND: Our previous findings revealed that increased oxidative stress, apoptosis and necrosis were implicated in acute fluoride (F(-)) induced cardiac dysfunction apart from hypocalcemia and hyperkalemia. Cardiac intermediate filaments (desmin and vimentin) and cytoskeleton linker molecule vinculin plays an imperative role in maintaining the architecture of cardiac cytoskeleton. In addition, AMPK is a stress activated kinase that regulates the energy homeostasis during stressed state...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863290/cardiorenal-acute-kidney-injury-epidemiology-presentation-causes-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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Luca Di Lullo, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Russo, Mario Cozzolino, Claudio Ronco
Cardiovascular disease and major cardiovascular events represent main cause of death in both acute and chronic kidney disease patients. Kidney and heart failure are common and frequently co-exist; this organ - organ interaction, also called organ cross-talk led to well-known definition of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). Here we'll describe cardiovascular involvement in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Also known as type-3 CRS or acute reno-cardiac CRS, it occurs when AKI contributes and/or precipitates development of acute cardiac injury...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857927/a-fatal-adverse-effect-of-barbiturate-coma-therapy-dyskalemia
#8
Hyun Mook Kwon, Jin Wook Baek, Sang Pyung Lee, Jae Ik Cho
The management guideline for traumatic brain injury (TBI) recommends high-dose barbiturate therapy to control increased intracranial pressure refractory to other therapeutic options. High-dose barbiturate therapy, however, may cause many severe side effects; the commonly recognized ones include hypotension, immunosuppression, hepatic dysfunction, renal dysfunction, and prolonged decrease of cortical activity. Meanwhile, dyskalemia remains relatively uncommon. In this study, we report the case of a hypokalemic patient with severe rebound hyperkalemia, which occurred as a result of barbiturate coma therapy administered for TBI treatment...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853386/selective-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-use-and-progression-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
#9
Wisit Kaewput, Preedee Disorn, Bancha Satirapoj
BACKGROUND: The use of selective COX-2 (sCOX-2) inhibitors with acute kidney injury, salt water retention, and cardiovascular events have been correlated in subjects with normal kidney function, but sCOX-2 inhibitor use concerning the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the progression of renal function and electrolyte abnormalities among CKD patients after using sCOX-2 inhibitors during short- and long-term periods...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851610/1976-severe-hyperkalemia-with-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-and-irbesartan-use-a-near-death-consequence
#10
Jaspreet Dhami, Harish Devineni, Christopher Milnes, Sunil Jagadesh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850870/1234-impact-of-dextrose-dose-on-hypoglycemia-development-following-treatment-of-hyperkalemia
#11
Nicholas Farina, Christopher Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843645/safety-and-antihypertensive-effect-of-selara%C3%A2-eplerenone-results-from-a-postmarketing-surveillance-in-japan
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Shoko Takahashi, Megumi Hiramatsu, Shinichi Hotta, Yukie Watanabe, Osamu Suga, Yutaka Endo, Isamu Miyamori
Prospective postmarketing surveillance of Selara (eplerenone), a selective mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, was performed to confirm its safety and efficacy for hypertension treatment in Japan. The change in blood pressure after initiation of eplerenone treatment was also examined. Patients with essential hypertension who were eplerenone-naïve were recruited regardless of the use of other antihypertensive drugs. For examination of changes in blood pressure, patients were excluded if eplerenone was contraindicated or used off-label...
2016: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842985/status-epilepticus-in-the-elderly-patients-a-national-data-study-in-thailand
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Somsak Tiamkao, Sineenard Pranboon, Kaewjai Thepsuthammarat, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
There are limited data in terms of incidence, clinical features, and outcomes in elderly patients with status epilepticus (SE) in national level. We retrospectively explored national data in Thailand for reimbursement of all SE in elderly patients admitted in the fiscal year 2004-2012. SE in elderly patients (age>60years old) were diagnosed and searched based on ICD 10 (G41) from the national database of from the National Health and Security Office. There were 3326 SE in elderly patients. The national incidence of SE was highest at 8...
November 9, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830348/steroidal-and-novel-non-steroidal-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-heart-failure-and-cardiorenal-diseases-comparison-at-bench-and-bedside
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Peter Kolkhof, Frederic Jaisser, So-Young Kim, Gerasimos Filippatos, Christina Nowack, Bertram Pitt
Characterization of mice with cell-specific deletion or overexpression of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) shed a new light on its role in health and disease. Pathophysiological MR activation contributes to a plethora of deleterious molecular mechanisms in the development of cardiorenal diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF). Accordingly, the available steroidal MR antagonists (MRAs) spironolactone (first generation MRA) and eplerenone (second generation MRA) have been shown to be effective in reducing cardiovascular (CV) mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic HF and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
November 10, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826711/safety-of-enalapril-in-infants-admitted-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#15
Lawrence C Ku, Kanecia Zimmerman, Daniel K Benjamin, Reese H Clark, Christoph P Hornik, P Brian Smith
Enalapril is used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure in infants. However, enalapril is not labeled for neonates, and safety data in infants are sparse. To evaluate the safety of enalapril in young infants, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants who were exposed to enalapril in the first 120 days of life and were cared for in 348 neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. We determined the proportion of exposed infants who developed adverse events, including death, hypotension requiring pressors, hyperkalemia, and elevated serum creatinine...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821636/potentially-preventable-hospitalization-among-patients-with-ckd-and-high-inpatient-use
#16
Paul E Ronksley, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Braden J Manns, James Wick, Matthew T James, Pietro Ravani, Robert R Quinn, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Richard Lewanczuk, Marcello Tonelli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although patients with CKD are commonly hospitalized, little is known about those with frequent hospitalization and/or longer lengths of stay (high inpatient use). The objective of this study was to explore clinical characteristics, patterns of hospital use, and potentially preventable acute care encounters among patients with CKD with at least one hospitalization. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We identified all adults with nondialysis CKD (eGFR<60 ml/min per 1...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818487/richter-s-type-of-incarcerated-obturator-hernia-that-presented-with-a-deep-femoral-abscess-an-autopsy-case-report
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Satoru Yonekura, Masaaki Kodama, Shunichi Murano, Hirohisa Kishi, Akihiro Toyoda
BACKGROUND Richter's obturator hernia is a rare abdominal hernia that is difficult to diagnose. The purpose of this case report is to show an unusual presentation of a fatal Richter's obturator hernia that was accompanied by a femoral abscess. CASE REPORT An 89-year-old woman complained of sudden left coxalgia and a gait disorder but no abdominal symptoms. She had no history of trauma or surgery in the inguinal area. Twenty-three days after her first complaint of coxalgia, the patient was admitted in a coma with necrotizing fasciitis in the left inguinal area...
November 7, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816725/blinatumomab-provoked-fatal-heart-failure
#18
REVIEW
Behrad Darvishi, Leila Farahmand, Neda Jalili, Keivan Majidzadeh-A
Mentioned in Blinatumomab (Blincyto®) clinical safety report, a 5 year old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving Blincyto® with the concentration of 30μg/m(2)/day on the fourth day of therapy developed both Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS). Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and Bilirubin peaks were 18, 7 and 8 folds more than upper normal limit (UNL) respectively. However, albumin was reduced to approximately half of the lower Normal limit (LNL)...
October 28, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815594/wnk-signalling-pathways-in-blood-pressure-regulation
#19
REVIEW
Meena Murthy, Thimo Kurz, Kevin M O'Shaughnessy
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a major public health problem affecting more than a billion people worldwide with complications, including stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. The regulation of blood pressure is multifactorial reflecting genetic susceptibility, in utero environment and external factors such as obesity and salt intake. In keeping with Arthur Guyton's hypothesis, the kidney plays a key role in blood pressure control and data from clinical studies; physiology and genetics have shown that hypertension is driven a failure of the kidney to excrete excess salt at normal levels of blood pressure...
November 4, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815173/stable-gastric-pentadecapeptide-bpc-157-and-bupivacaine
#20
Gordana Zivanovic-Posilovic, Diana Balenovic, Ivan Barisic, Dean Strinic, Vasilije Stambolija, Mario Udovicic, Sandra Uzun, Domagoj Drmic, Josipa Vlainic, Martina Lovric Bencic, Aleksandra Sindic, Sven Seiwerth, Predrag Sikiric
Bupivacaine toxicity following accidental overdose still lacks therapeutic solution. However, there are major arguments for testing BPC 157 against bupivacaine toxicity in vivo in rats, in particular, and then finally, in vitro. These are: the lack of any known BPC 157 toxicity, a lifesaving effect via the mitigation of arrhythmias in rats underwent hyperkalemia or digitalis toxicity, the elimination of hyperkalemia and arrhythmias in rats underwent succinylcholine toxicity and finally, the reduction of potassium-induced depolarization in vitro (in HEK293 cells) in severe hyperkalemia...
November 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
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