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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449477/continuous-administration-of-recombinant-human-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-can-improve-heart-and-renal-function-in-patients-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
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Shiguan Le, Jian Xiao, Wei Li, Jing Wang, Qing Wang, Wang Xi, Jibin Xu, Zhinong Wang
BACKGROUND: Any cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) will induce ischemia-reperfusion injury and systematic inflammatory response, which may lead to exacerbation. Conventional therapy strategy is to use inotropes, diuretics and vasodilator drugs, yet, the therapeutic effects of which need to be improved. Recombinant human B-type natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure and acute myocardial infarction...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449463/efficacy-of-nebulized-colistin-based-therapy-without-concurrent-intravenous-colistin-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#2
Yong Kyun Kim, Jae Ha Lee, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Byung Cheol Chung, Seung Jung Yu, Ho-Young Lee, Jin-Han Park, Sunyoung Kim, Hyeon-Kuk Kim, Sungmin Kiem, Hang-Jea Jang
BACKGROUND: Although there have been studies regarding the role of nebulized colistin as adjunctive therapy of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), a paucity of information on the efficacy of nebulized colistin as monotherapy is available. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 219 patients with VAP caused by CRAB treated with either intravenous (n=93) or nebulized colistin (n=126), from March 2010 to November 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449280/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-placebo-droperidol-or-ondansetron-to-prevent-nausea-and-vomiting-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-receiving-dexamethasone
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P Flubacher, N Fournier, J Cherpillod, F Waridel, M Nydegger, E Albrecht
We tested whether prophylactic droperidol and ondansetron, in combination with a moderate dose of dexamethasone, were equally effective in reducing nausea and vomiting after tonsillectomy in children and that both were superior to saline with dexamethasone. We randomly allocated 300 children to intravenous saline, droperidol 10 μg.kg(-1) or ondansetron 150 μg.kg(-1) , after induction of anaesthesia and the administration of intravenous dexamethasone 250 μg.kg(-1) . The rates (95%CI) of nausea or vomiting within 24 postoperative hours were: 42/91 after saline, 46% (36%-57%); 43/87 after droperidol, 49% (39%-60%); reduced to 18/84 by ondansetron, 21% (13%-32%), p < 0...
April 27, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449276/the-efficacy-of-thrombolysis-in-lacunar-stroke-evidence-from-the-austrian-stroke-unit-registry
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C C J Eggers, C Bocksrucker, L Seyfang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravenous thrombolysis (ivT) with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is established in acute ischaemic stroke. Little is known, however, about its efficacy in different stroke subtypes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 128 733 patients from the Austrian Stroke Unit Registry was performed. Patients were classified as lacunar (LacS) or non-lacunar ischaemic stroke (nonLacS) by use of the clinical syndrome and technical findings...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449198/systematic-review-of-sex-work-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa-examining-combination-prevention-approaches
#5
George Awungafac, Therese Delvaux, Bea Vuylsteke
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections is disproportionately high among sex workers (SW). We aimed to update the evidence on the effectiveness of SW interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and to provide more insights into combination prevention. METHODS: Systematic review following PRISMA guidelines in a search of PUBMED and POPLINE for peer-reviewed literature published between January 1, 2000 and July 22, 2016 (registration number on PROSPERO: CRD42016042529)...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449038/real-time-imaging-of-single-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Maria F Cordeiro, Eduardo M Normando, M Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A'Hern, Philip A Bloom
Retinal cell apoptosis occurs in many ocular neurodegenerative conditions including glaucoma-the major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Using a new imaging technique that we have called DARC (detection of apoptosing retinal cells), which until now has only been demonstrated in animal models, we assessed if annexin 5 labelled with fluorescent dye DY-776 (ANX776) could be used safely in humans to identify retinal cell apoptosis. Eight patients with glaucomatous neurodegeneration and evidence of progressive disease, and eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned to intravenous ANX776 doses of 0...
April 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448988/anaemia-following-artemisinin-based-combination-treatments-of-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-children-temporal-patterns-of-haematocrit-and-the-use-of-uncomplicated-hyperparasitaemia-as-a-model-for-evaluating-late-appearing-anaemia
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Akin Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Godwin Ntadom, Adejumoke Ayede, Stephen Oguche, Chimere Agomo, Henrietta Okafor, Ismaila Watila, Martin Meremikwu, William Ogala, Philip Agomo, Elsie Adowoye, Bayo Fatunmbi, Temitope Aderoyeje, Christian Happi, Grace Gbotosho, Onikepe Folarin
BACKGROUND: In severe malaria, intravenous artesunate may cause delayed haemolytic anaemia but there has been little evaluation of the propensity of oral artemisinin-based combination treatments (ACTs) to cause late-appearing anaemia. METHODS: The frequency of anaemia (haematocrit <30%), and temporal changes in haematocrit were evaluated in 1,191 malarious children following ACTs. "Haematocrit conservation" was evaluated by using the fall in haematocrit/1,000 asexual parasites cleared from the peripheral blood (FIH/1,000 asexual parasites cpb), and the ratio of the average haematocrit (on the first 3 days of starting treatment):total parasitaemia cleared...
April 28, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448762/bone-turnover-in-osteoporotic-women-during-long-term-oral-bisphosphonates-treatment-implications-for-treatment-failure-and-drug-holiday-in-the-real-world
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Yair Liel, Ygal Plakht, Muhammad Abu-Tailakh
OBJECTIVE: Little data exists to support concerns over bone turnover suppression during prolonged oral bisphosphonates treatment and on consequences of the recommended "drug holiday". This study was set to assess bone resorption rates in postmenopausal osteoporotic women on prolonged oral bisphosphonates treatment, and in response to switching to "drug holiday", intravenous bisphosphonate or continuation of oral bisphosphonates. METHODS: Frequency distribution of the bone resorption marker urinary deoxypyridinoline cross-links (uDPD), was obtained retrospectively from 211 osteoporotic women attended at an academic hospital endocrine clinic, treated for >2 years with oral bisphosphonates...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448733/endogenous-meningococcal-endophthalmitis-with-isolated-joint-involvement-in-immunocompetent-adults
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Vishal Shah, Anurag Garg, Miles Stanford
PURPOSE: We report two cases of endogenous meningococcal endophthalmitis in immunocompetent adults presenting with unilateral ocular disease and joint involvement. METHODS: A retrospective review of two patients with endogenous endophthalmitis due to Neisseria meningitidis with associated arthropathy was conducted. The clinical presentation, investigations, treatment, and outcomes are presented. RESULTS: Vitreous sampling confirmed Neisseria meningitidis via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in both cases...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448702/ketamine-for-depression-1-clinical-summary-of-issues-related-to-efficacy-adverse-effects-and-mechanism-of-action
#10
Chittaranjan Andrade
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that is also used for off-label indications such as the mediation of analgesia and sedation in various settings. It is additionally recognized as an agent with antidepressant potential. For depression, it is most commonly administered as a slow intravenous infusion in subanesthetic doses (usually 0.5 mg/kg). As an antidepressant, is strikingly different from conventional antidepressant drugs in that it brings about rapid and marked attenuation of depressive symptoms even in patients with refractory depression...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448623/development-of-the-cutaneous-microbiome-in-the-preterm-infant-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Mohan Pammi, Jacqueline L O'Brien, Nadim J Ajami, Matthew C Wong, James Versalovic, Joseph F Petrosino
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis in preterm infants is often due to organisms that colonize the skin including Staphylococcus spp. and Candida spp. Development and maturation of the skin microbiome in the neonatal period, especially in preterm infants, may be critical in preventing colonization with pathogens and subsequent progression to neonatal sepsis. Development of the skin microbiome in preterm infants or its determinants in the first 4 weeks of life has not been evaluated. METHODS: We evaluated the skin microbiome from three body sites, antecubital fossa, forehead and gluteal region, in a prospective cohort of 15 preterm (birth weight < 1500 g and < 32 weeks of gestation) and 15 term neonates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448605/vasopressor-use-following-traumatic-injury-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Mathieu Hylands, Marie-Pier Godbout, Sandeep K Mayer, William D Fraser, Alain Vanasse, Marc-André Leclair, Alexis F Turgeon, François Lauzier, Emmanuel Charbonney, Vincent Trottier, Tarek S Razek, André Roy, Frédérick D'Aragon, Emilie Belley-Côté, Andrew G Day, Soazig Le Guillan, Robert Sabbagh, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Vasopressors are not recommended by current trauma guidelines, but recent reports indicate that they are commonly used. We aimed to describe the early hemodynamic management of trauma patients outside densely populated urban centers. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study in a Canadian regional trauma center. All adult patients treated for traumatic injury in 2013 who died within 24 hours of admission or were transferred to the intensive care unit were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448535/alpha-1-antitrypsin-supplementation-improves-alveolar-macrophages-efferocytosis-and-phagocytosis-following-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Karina A Serban, Daniela N Petrusca, Andrew Mikosz, Christophe Poirier, Angelia D Lockett, Lauren Saint, Matthew J Justice, Homer L Twigg, Michael A Campos, Irina Petrache
Cigarette smoking (CS), the main risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in developed countries, decreases alveolar macrophages (AM) clearance of both apoptotic cells and bacterial pathogens. This global deficit of AM engulfment may explain why active smokers have worse outcomes of COPD exacerbations, episodes characterized by airway infection and inflammation that carry high morbidity and healthcare cost. When administered as intravenous supplementation, the acute phase-reactant alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) reduces the severity of COPD exacerbations in A1AT deficient (AATD) individuals and of bacterial pneumonia in murine models, but the effect of A1AT on AM scavenging functions has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448397/prophylactic-pentazocine-reduces-the-incidence-of-pruritus-after-cesarean-delivery-under-spinal-anesthesia-with-opioids-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Masato Hirabayashi, Katsushi Doi, Noritaka Imamachi, Tomomune Kishimoto, Yoji Saito
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pruritus after cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia with opioids is high, ranging from 50% to 100%. Pruritus is difficult to prevent; however, pentazocine has been shown to be an effective treatment. Despite this, the prophylactic effect of pentazocine on pruritus has not been defined. This randomized double-blind trial aimed to evaluate the effect of intraoperative IV pentazocine on the incidence of opioid-induced pruritus within the first 24 hours after administration of neuraxial opioids...
April 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448319/tranexamic-acid-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-in-primary-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Haibo Si, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen
: The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous application tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and the Google Scholar, for published studies involving the intravenous application TXA in primary simultaneous bilateral TKA. All randomized controlled trials were included. The focus of the meta-analysis was on the outcomes of total blood loss, drainage volume, transfusion requirements and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism...
April 26, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447992/intravital-microscopy-and-thrombus-induction-in-the-earlobe-of-a-hairless-mouse
#16
Daniel Strüder, Eberhard Grambow, Ernst Klar, Robert Mlynski, Brigitte Vollmar
Thrombotic complications of vascular diseases are one leading cause of morbidity and mortality in industrial nations. Due to the complex interactions between cellular and non-cellular blood components during thrombus formation, reliable studies of the physiology and pathophysiology of thrombosis can only be performed in vivo. Therefore, this article presents an ear model in hairless mice and focuses on the in vivo analysis of microcirculation, thrombus formation, and thrombus evolution. By using intravital fluorescence microscopy and the intravenous (iv) application of the respective fluorescent dyes, a repetitive analysis of microcirculation in the auricle can easily be performed, without the need for surgical preparation...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447976/method-of-direct-segmental-intra-hepatic-delivery-using-a-rat-liver-hilar-clamp-model
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Eliza W Beal, Curtis Dumond, Jung-Lye Kim, Khalid Mumtaz, Don Hayes, Ken Washburn, Bryan A Whitson, Sylvester M Black
Major hepatic surgery with inflow occlusion, and liver transplantation, necessitate a period of warm ischemia, and a period of reperfusion leading to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury with myriad negative consequences. Potential I/R injury in marginal organs destined for liver transplantation contributes to the current donor shortage secondary to a decreased organ utilization rate. A significant need exists to explore hepatic I/R injury in order to mediate its impact on graft function in transplantation. Rat liver hilar clamp models are used to investigate the impact of different molecules on hepatic I/R injury...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447930/a-novel-and-simple-method-for-tracheal-intubation-in-a-swine-model-preparing-for-the-era-of-xenotransplantation
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Hyub Huh, Hyong Hwan Lim, Ji Yeong Kim, Hye Won Shin, Hae Ja Lim, Suk Min Yoon, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Hye Won Lee
OBJECTIVES: Organ transplant in humans is an established therapy for a variety of end-stage organ diseases. However, due to organ shortages and lack of donors, the need for xenotransplant has gradually increased. Xenotransplantation has great potential to solve many of the problems facing organ transplantation. Pigs are being developed as xenogeneic organ donors for use in humans. In this study, we propose a novel and simple method for tracheal intubation in a swine model using neuromuscular blocking agents and laryngeal mask airway...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447489/forodesine-in-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#19
Daniel J Lewis, Madeleine Duvic
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is characterized by the accumulation of neoplastic CD4+ T lymphocytes in the skin. Given the lack of curative treatments for CTCL, there is a significant need for new, superior therapies. Forodesine is a transition-state analogue that inhibits purine nucleoside phosphorylase. Because it selectively targets T lymphocytes, it represents a drug of interest for the treatment of CTCL. Areas covered: Phase I/II dose-ranging studies of intravenous (IV) and oral forodesine demonstrated its activity, safety, and tolerability for refractory CTCL...
April 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447227/the-efficacy-of-serratus-anterior-plane-block-in-analgesia-for-thoracotomy-a-retrospective-study
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Korgün Ökmen, Burcu Metin Ökmen
PURPOSE: A multimodal analgesic approach is necessary for post-thoracotomy pain, which can be severe. Intravenous access, central and peripheral nerve blocks are frequently used. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) in the management of post-thoracotomy pain. METHODS: A total of 40 patients who underwent thoracotomy between January 2014 and January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups: Group M (intravenous patient-controlled analgesia morphine; n = 20) and Group S (intravenous patient-controlled analgesia morphine + SAPB; n = 20)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
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