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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052443/investigation-and-analysis-of-galerina-sulciceps-poisoning-in-a-canteen
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Hong Xiang, Yajuan Zhou, Changlin Zhou, Shiguang Lei, Hong Yu, Yafang Wang, Shu Zhu
INTRODUCTION: Guizhou Province in China has an abundant resource of wild mushrooms, including numerous poisonous species which contain various toxins. The mortality rate from wild mushroom poisoning has been high in this area in recent years. Galerina sulciceps is a dangerously toxic mushroom which can be fatal if ingested. METHODS: we report on an epidemiological investigation of G. sulciceps poisoning which occurred in Duyun City of Guizhou Province. The characteristics of this species, its toxicity, observed clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modality, and prognosis were investigated in order to provide a reference point for the prevention and treatment of this kind of mushroom poisoning...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049991/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luca Zazzeroni, Gianandea Pasquinelli, Eleonora Nanni, Valeria Cremonini, Ivan Rubbi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The increase in the survival rate of patients with chronic renal failure due to substitution treatment prompts an investigation of their quality of life (QoL), a key measure to evaluate the outcomes of chronic disease treatment. To determine whether hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis provide a better QoL, a systematic meta-analysis was performed. METHODS: We searched through the database Cinahl, Medline, PubMed, Scopus and Proquest, including articles published from 2011 until June 2016...
October 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047417/levosimendan-for-patients-with-severely-reduced-left-ventricular-systolic-function-and-or-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Filippo Sanfilippo, Joshua B Knight, Sabino Scolletta, Cristina Santonocito, Federico Pastore, Ferdinando L Lorini, Luigi Tritapepe, Andrea Morelli, Antonio Arcadipane
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of levosimendan in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Two large randomized controlled trials (RCTs), however, showed no advantages of levosimendan. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis (MEDLINE and Embase from inception until March 30, 2017), investigating whether levosimendan offers advantages compared with placebo in high-risk cardiac surgery patients, as defined by preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 35% and/or low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS)...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040214/untreated-relative-hypotension-measured-as-perfusion-pressure-deficit-during-management-of-shock-and-new-onset-acute-kidney-injury-a-literature-review
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Rakshit Panwar
Maintaining an optimal blood pressure (BP) during shock is a fundamental tenet of critical care. Optimal BP targets maybe different for different patients. In current practice, too often, uniform BP targets are pursued which may result in inadvertently accepting a degree of untreated relative hypotension i.e., the deficit between patients' usual pre-morbid basal BP and the achieved BP, during vasopressor support. Relative hypotension is a common but an under-recognized and an under-treated sign among patients with potential shock state...
October 16, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016597/the-clinical-utility-and-cost-impact-of-cystatin-c-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-primary-care-cohort-study
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Adam Shardlow, Natasha J McIntyre, Simon D S Fraser, Paul Roderick, James Raftery, Richard J Fluck, Christopher W McIntyre, Maarten W Taal
BACKGROUND: To reduce over-diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) resulting from the inaccuracy of creatinine-based estimates of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), UK and international guidelines recommend that cystatin-C-based estimates of GFR be used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis in people with GFR 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m2 and no albuminuria (CKD G3aA1). Whilst there is good evidence for cystatin C being a marker of GFR and risk in people with CKD, its use to define CKD in this manner has not been evaluated in primary care, the setting in which most people with GFR in this range are managed...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016380/comparison-of-del-nido-cardioplegia-with-blood-cardioplegia-in-adult-combined-surgery
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Raphael Hamad, Anthony Nguyen, Éric Laliberté, Denis Bouchard, Yoan Lamarche, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Philippe Demers
OBJECTIVE: del Nido solution (DNS) is a single-dose cardioplegia designed for pediatric use proposed to offer superior myocardial protection in adults. However, few data support this claim. We hypothesized that DNS and modified blood cardioplegia solution (BS) provide equivalent safety in combined adult valve surgery. METHODS: Between November 2014 and December 2015, 25 patients underwent primary aortic valve replacement and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with DNS...
September 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016288/efficacy-and-safety-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-for-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-and-adolescents-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-bihar-india
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Krishna Pandey, Biplab Pal, Niyamat Ali Siddiqui, Vidya Nand Rabi Das, Krishna Murti, Chandra Shekhar Lal, Neena Verma, Rajendra Babu, Vahab Ali, Rakesh Kumar, Pradeep Das
Liposomal amphotericin B is being used increasingly to reduce the burden of kala-azar from the Indian subcontinent. There are studies which have evaluated efficacy and safety of liposomal amphotericin B for visceral leishmaniasis in all age groups. However, the only study that specifically addressed treatment of childhood visceral leishmaniasis did not include all ages or document renal and liver function. We, therefore, felt it was important to reassess the efficacy and safety of single dose liposomal amphotericin B in children and adolescents...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991023/pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-msm-and-transgender-persons-in-early-adopting-countries
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Elske Hoornenborg, Douglas S Krakower, Maria Prins, Kenneth H Mayer
: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a potent and underutilized HIV prevention tool. In this paper we review the state of knowledge regarding PrEP implementation for men who have sex with men and transgender persons in early adopting countries. We focus on implementation of PrEP in demonstration projects and clinical care, and describe the status of PrEP availability and uptake. We report on approaches to identifying appropriate PrEP candidates in real-world settings and on best practices for clinical monitoring...
October 23, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986059/the-day-of-the-week-and-acute-heart-failure-admissions-relationship-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-30-day-readmission-rate-and-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Vincent M Figueredo, Matthew W Martinez, Larry Jacobs
BACKGROUND: In-hospital care may be constrained during the weekend due to lesser resources. Impact on outcomes of weekend versus weekday care in congestive heart failure (HF) needs further study. METHODS: Admissions with a primary diagnosis of HF using ICD-9CM codes were studied. 22,287 HF-admissions from Einstein Medical Center (2003-2013) and 2,248,482 HF-admissions from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were analyzed separately. Primary outcomes were 30-day HF-readmission and in-hospital mortality...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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...
September 28, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976070/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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Kirsten Wentlandt, Andrea Weiss, Erin O'Connor, Ebru Kaya
Palliative care is an interprofessional approach that focuses on quality of life of patients facing life-threatening illness. Palliative care is consistently associated with improvements in advance care planning, patient and caregiver satisfaction, quality of life, symptom burden, and lower health care utilization. Most transplant patients suffer from advanced chronic disease, significant symptom burden, and mortality awaiting transplant. Transplantation introduces new risks including perioperative death, organ rejection, infection, renal insufficiency, and malignancy...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964639/early-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-improves-nutrition-delivery-in-neonates-during-extracorporeal-life-support
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Heidi J Murphy, John B Cahill, Katherine E Twombley, James R Kiger
OBJECTIVE: Optimizing nutrition in neonatal patients as soon as possible after extracorporeal life support (ECLS) initiation is imperative as malnutrition can worsen both short- and long-term outcomes. Fluid restriction, used to manage the fluid overload that commonly complicates neonatal ECLS, severely impairs nutrition delivery. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) can be used to help manage fluid overload. We hypothesize that early CRRT utilization ameliorates the need for fluid restriction and allows providers to prescribe higher parenteral nutrition (PN) volumes leading to better nutrition delivery...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960319/sonographic-assessment-of-volaemia-development-and-validation-of-a-new-method-in-dogs
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M Cambournac, I Goy-Thollot, A Violé, C Boisvineau, C Pouzot-Nevoret, A Barthélemy
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe a method for the sonographic assessment of volaemia, to determinate inter- and intra-operator variability and to assess the ability to detect blood loss after blood donation in healthy dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The left kidney was identified in a spleno-renal view, and transverse views of the caudal vena cava and aorta were obtained in 12 dogs. Vessel diameters were measured in B-mode, in duplicate by two operators, and the caudal vena cava:aorta ratio was calculated...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958185/targeting-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-in-acute-critical-illness-as-a-challenge-for-clinical-and-laboratory-medicine
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Vladimir Cerny, David Astapenko, Florian Brettner, Jan Benes, Radomir Hyspler, Christian Lehmann, Zdenek Zadak
The purpose of this manuscript is to review the role of endothelial glycocalyx (EG) in the field of critical and perioperative medicine and to discuss possible future directions for investigations in this area. Under physiological conditions, EG has several well-defined functions aimed to prevent the disruption of vessel wall integrity. Under pathological conditions, the EG represent one of the earliest sites of injury during inflammation. EG structure and function distortion contribute to organ dysfunction related to sepsis, trauma, or global ischemia of any origin...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956257/renal-protection-in-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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Mohamad Bashir, Amer Harky, Benjamin Adams, Kit Wong, Carmelo Di Salvo, Aung Oo
It is indisputable that open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair remains a highly complex and sophisticated surgical intervention. Despite advancements in the imaging modality, evolution of our understanding of the pathology afflicting the aorta, intraoperative brain and spinal cord monitoring, intraoperative organ protection, postoperative critical care and organ support, monitoring and the close follow-up of affected patients, this type of surgery remains a challenge to the surgeon and the patient...
September 27, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953042/critically-ill-patients-with-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yaseen M Arabi, Awad Al-Omari, Yasser Mandourah, Fahad Al-Hameed, Anees A Sindi, Basem Alraddadi, Sarah Shalhoub, Abdullah Almotairi, Kasim Al Khatib, Ahmed Abdulmomen, Ismael Qushmaq, Ahmed Mady, Othman Solaiman, Abdulsalam M Al-Aithan, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Ahmed Ragab, Ghaleb A Al Mekhlafi, Abdulrahman Al Harthy, Ayman Kharaba, Mashael Al Ahmadi, Musharaf Sadat, Hanan Al Mutairi, Eman Al Qasim, Jesna Jose, Maliha Nasim, Abdulaziz Al-Dawood, Laura Merson, Robert Fowler, Frederick G Hayden, Hanan H Balkhy
OBJECTIVES: To describe patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, disease course including viral replication patterns, and outcomes of critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory infection from the Middle East respiratory syndrome and to compare these features with patients with severe acute respiratory infection due to other etiologies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients admitted to ICUs in 14 Saudi Arabian hospitals...
August 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948012/enhanced-recovery-protocols-for-colorectal-surgery-and-postoperative-renal-function-a-retrospective-review
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Charles R Horres, Mohamed A Adam, Zhifei Sun, Julie K Thacker, Richard E Moon, Timothy E Miller, Stuart A Grant
BACKGROUND: While enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) reduce physiologic stress and improve outcomes in general, their effects on postoperative renal function have not been directly studied. METHODS: Patients undergoing major colorectal surgery under ERP (February 2010 to March 2013) were compared with a traditional care control group (October 2004 October 2007) at a single institution. Multivariable regression models examined the association of ERP with postoperative creatinine changes and incidence of postoperative acute kidney dysfunction (based on the Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage renal disease criteria)...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947309/wilson-s-disease-and-cardiac-myopathy
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Donald J Grandis, Gregory Nah, Isaac R Whitman, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A Dewland, Jeffrey E Olgin, Gregory M Marcus
Wilson's disease is a well-characterized disorder known to cause liver and brain disease due to abnormal copper deposition. Data regarding copper infiltration of the heart is conflicting, and the risk of heart disease has not been well described. We aimed to determine whether Wilson's disease is associated with cardiac myopathy, clinically evident in the atria as atrial fibrillation (AF) and in the ventricles as heart failure (HF). We longitudinally assessed 14.3 million patients in the California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database from 2005 through 2009 for diagnoses of Wilson's disease, AF, HF, and covariates using International Classification of Diseases-9th Edition codes...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945730/myelosuppression-bone-disease-and-acute-renal-failure-evidence-based-recommendations-for-oncologic-emergencies
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Kevin Brigle, Amy Pierre, Elizabeth Finley-Oliver, Beth Faiman, Joseph D Tariman, Teresa Miceli
BACKGROUND: Oncologic emergencies associated with multiple myeloma include myelosuppression (anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia), bone-related emergencies, and acute renal failure. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article reviews the pathophysiology of these multiple myeloma-associated oncology emergencies and provides a framework for assessment and effective intervention.
. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the levels of evidence, focusing on assessment, diagnosis, comorbidities, treatment, ongoing monitoring, and patient education, are presented to support the plan of care for at-risk patients...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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