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Chronic dehydration

Joshua D Niznik, Song Zhang, Maria K Mor, Xinhua Zhao, Mary Ersek, Sherrie L Aspinall, Walid F Gellad, Joshua M Thorpe, Joseph T Hanlon, Loren J Schleiden, Sydney Springer, Carolyn T Thorpe
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictive validity of an adapted version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Mortality Risk Index-Revised (MMRI-R) based on MDS version 3.0 assessment items (MMRI-v3) and to compare the predictive validity of the MMRI-v3 with that of a single MDS item indicating limited life expectancy (LLE). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of MDS assessments. Other data sources included the Veterans Affairs (VA) Residential History File and Vital Status File...
October 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Ywe Wong, N Abdullah
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBs) is a rare and startling phenomenon of purple discolouration in the urine or urinary catheter and bag. It is reported in chronically debilitated elderly patients, mostly in women on long-term urinary catheters. Its prevalence is strikingly more common in nursing home residents. Several factors contribute to the formation of indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) pigments from a breakdown of dietary tryptophan, which stains the urine purple. These factors include constipation, dysmotility of the bowel, bowel bacterial overgrowth, dehydration, and urinary tract infection...
2018: Malaysian Family Physician
Jaime Rudd, Deana Clifford, Don Richardson, Brian Cypher, Tory Westall, Erica Kelly, Janet Foley
A fatal outbreak of sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei in San Joaquin kit foxes ( Vulpes macrotis mutica) in Bakersfield, California, USA is causing the once-stable population to decline. Given the fatality of the disease in this already-endangered species experiencing continued population declines, city-wide interventions are underway. To optimize medical management of mange-infested kit foxes, we documented serum biochemistry and hematology values for 11 kit foxes with mange collected from January-May 2015 and compared them to historical data from 18 healthy Bakersfield kit foxes...
October 5, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Emily A Minor, Mackenzie S Newman, Justin T Kupec
Historically used as an anesthetic, chloroform is a halogenated hydrocarbon that is associated with central nervous system depression, arrhythmias, and hepatotoxicity. It is no longer used clinically, but accidental and intentional poisonings still occur. We report a case of chronic chloroform abuse leading to severe hepatotoxicity in a 26-year-old male graduate student. The patient presented to the emergency department with a three-day history of abdominal pain, dehydration, and scleral icterus. He drank several beers the night before the onset of symptoms, but denied taking acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other drugs...
2018: Case Reports in Hepatology
Jie Chen, Chao-Min Wan, Si-Tang Gong, Feng Fang, Mei Sun, Yuan Qian, Ying Huang, Bao-Xi Wang, Chun-Di Xu, Li-Yan Ye, Mei Dong, Yu Jin, Zhi-Hua Huang, Qin-Bing Wu, Chao-Min Zhu, You-Hong Fang, Qi-Rong Zhu, Yong-Sui Dong
BACKGROUND: The guidelines addressed the evidence-based indications for the management of children with acute infectious diarrhea in Chinese pediatric population. DATA SOURCES: The experts group of evidence development put forward clinical problems, collects evidence, forms preliminary recommendations, and then uses open-ended discussions to form recommendations. The literature review was done for developing this guideline in databases including PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, China Biomedical Database, and Chinese Journal Full-text Database up to June 2013...
October 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
William Tettelbach, Shawn Cazzell, Felix Sigal, Joseph M Caporusso, Patrick S Agnew, Jason Hanft, Cyaandi Dove
The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of dehydrated human umbilical cord allograft (EpiCord) compared with alginate wound dressings for the treatment of chronic, non-healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). A multicentre, randomised, controlled, clinical trial was conducted at 11 centres in the United States. Individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes presenting with a 1 to 15 cm2 ulcer located below the ankle that had been persisting for at least 30 days were eligible for the 14-day study run-in phase...
September 24, 2018: International Wound Journal
Norberto Perico, David Askenazi, Monica Cortinovis, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and life-threatening complication in critically ill neonates. Gestational risk factors for AKI include premature birth, intrauterine growth restriction and low birthweight, which are associated with poor nephron development and are often the consequence of pre-gestational and gestational factors, such as poor nutritional status. Our understanding of how to best optimize renal development and prevent AKI is in its infancy; however, the identification of pre-gestational and gestational factors that increase the risk of adverse neonatal outcomes and the implementation of interventions, such as improving nutritional status early in pregnancy, have the potential to optimize fetal growth and reduce the risk of preterm birth, thereby improving kidney health...
November 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Bethany L Williams, James M Wiebler, Richard E Lee, Jon P Costanzo
Nitric oxide (NO) is a gaseous free radical that in diverse organisms performs many signaling and protective functions, such as vasoregulation, inhibition of apoptosis, antioxidation, and metabolic suppression. Increased availability of NO may be especially important during life-history periods when organisms contend with multiple stresses. We investigated dynamics of the NO metabolites, nitrite (NO2 - ) and nitrate (NO3 - ), in the blood plasma, heart, liver, and skeletal muscle of the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), an amphibian that endures chronic cold, freezing, hypoxia, dehydration, and extended aphagia during hibernation...
September 12, 2018: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Jenn D Bullard, Jennifer Lei, Jeremy J Lim, Michelle Massee, Anna M Fallon, Thomas J Koob
Chronic wounds are a significant health care problem with serious implications for quality of life because they do not properly heal and often require therapeutic intervention. Amniotic membrane allografts have been successfully used as a biologic therapy to promote soft tissue healing; however, the umbilical cord, another placental-derived tissue, has also recently garnered interest because of its unique composition but similar placental tissue origin. The aim of this study was to characterize PURION® PLUS Processed dehydrated human umbilical cord (dHUC) and evaluate the biological properties of this tissue that contribute to healing...
September 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Megan J Webster, Boris Reidel, Chong D Tan, Arunava Ghosh, Neil E Alexis, Scott H Donaldson, Mehmet Kesimer, Carla M P Ribeiro, Robert Tarran
The multi-organ disease cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene ( CFTR ) that lead to diminished transepithelial anion transport. CF lungs are characterised by airway surface liquid (ASL) dehydration, chronic infection/inflammation and neutrophilia. Dysfunctional CFTR may upregulate the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC), further exacerbating dehydration. We previously demonstrated that short palate lung and nasal epithelial clone 1 (SPLUNC1) negatively regulates ENaC in normal airway epithelia...
October 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Analtoly Kunin, Jiri Polivka, Natalia Moiseeva, Olga Golubnitschaja
Background: "Dry mouth" syndrome (chronic hyposalivation) can be caused by a number of pathophysiological conditions such as acute and chronic stress exposure, abnormal body weight (both too high and too low ones), eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa ), metabolic syndrome(s), Sjögren's and Sicca syndromes, drugs and head/neck radiotherapy application. In turn, the chronic hyposalivation as a suboptimal health condition significantly reduces quality of life, may indicate a systemic dehydration, provokes and contributes to a number of pathologies such as a strongly compromised protection of the oral cavity, chronic infections and inflammatory processes, periodontitis, voice and digestive disorders...
September 2018: EPMA Journal
Madison Buras, Alberto Simoncini, Anil Gungor
BACKGROUND: Cystic Fibrosis is an autosomal recessive disorder with a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene, leading to dysregulation of epithelial fluid transport, dehydration of airway surfaces and impaired mucociliary function in the sinuses, lungs, pancreas and other organs. This leads to thickened secretion which blocks the sinus ostia and promotes chronic bacterial overgrowth and destruction of the mucosa. Chronic rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis patients leads to a decreased quality of life involving increased hospitalizations, infections, pneumonia, and acute exacerbations, warranting multiple sinus surgeries...
August 18, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
William Tettelbach, Shawn Cazzell, Alexander M Reyzelman, Felix Sigal, Joseph M Caporusso, Patrick S Agnew
A randomised, controlled multicentre clinical trial was conducted at 14 wound care centres in the United States to confirm the efficacy of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft (dHACM) for the treatment of chronic lower extremity ulcers in persons with diabetes. Patients with a lower extremity ulcer of at least 4 weeks duration were entered into a 2-week study run-in phase and treated with alginate wound dressings and appropriate offloading. Those with less than or equal to 25% wound closure after run-in were randomly assigned to receive weekly dHACM application in addition to offloading or standard of care with alginate wound dressings, for 12 weeks...
August 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
Rômulo Ribeiro do Vale, Nathalia da Silva Conci, Alexandre Pinheiro Santana, Mauricio Baptista Pereira, Natália Yume Hissayasu Menezes, Vilma Takayasu, Lorena Silva Laborda, Aloísio Souza Felipe da Silva
Celiac disease (CD)-also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy-is a chronic, genetically predisposing and autoimmune entity with a wide range of clinical manifestations triggered by gluten ingestion, which affects 1% of the general population. Currently, up to 60% of the diagnosis of CD is in adults due to the atypical course of the disease. The severe acute onset of CD-also called celiac crisis-is very uncommon and is still not well documented in adults. We report the case of a 58-year-old man who presented a 45-day history of subtle-onset diarrhea followed by malabsorption syndrome with progressive weight loss, anasarca, and electrolyte disturbances...
July 2018: Autopsy & case reports
Maria Vanessa Perez-Gomez, Catalina Martin-Cleary, Beatriz Fernandez-Fernandez, Alberto Ortiz
Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) refers to the epidemic level of incidence of CKD in several low- and middle-income countries, usually near the equator, for which the aetiology has not been identified. CKDu represents a form of CKD hotspot, defined as a country, region, community or ethnicity with a higher than average incidence of CKD. In terms of the number of persons affected, the so-called hypertensive nephropathy of African Americans probably represents the largest CKD hotspot, which is largely driven by variants of the APOL1 gene, questioning the very existence of hypertensive nephropathy and illustrating how kidney disease driven by genetic predisposition may underlie some forms of hypertension...
August 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
Gita Kiaee, Pooria Mostafalu, Mohamadmahdi Samandari, Sameer Sonkusale
Topical administration of drugs in a timely manner according to the physiological need at the wound site can enhance the healing rate of chronic wounds. Herein, an electronic wound dressing that enables active topical drug delivery in response to electrically induced pH change is demonstrated for potential treatment of chronic wounds. In this platform, the pH of the dressing is controlled using an electrical field. This allows precise electrical control over the temporal profile of pH-mediated drug release...
September 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
José María Peña Porta, Hilda Mercedes Villafuerte Ledesma, Carmen Vicente de Vera Floristán, Ana Ferrer Dufol, Tránsito Salvador Gómez, Rafael Álvarez Lipe
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of metformin-induced lactic acidosis during the period January 2014 to March 2017 in Aragon Healthcare Area III. To analyse the associated clinical and analytical factors and mortality. RESULTS: A total of 31 cases (61.3% males). Incidence: 79.76 cases/100,000 patients-year; mean age 75.39±9.34 years; 23 of them with levels of serum metformin (21.91±15.52 mcg/ ml); milligrams/day of metformin ingested: 1790.32±499; 96.8% of cases in the context of acute kidney failure; 11 cases with a history of chronic kidney disease (35...
July 27, 2018: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Simone J C Paulis, Irma H J Everink, Ruud J G Halfens, Christa Lohrmann, Jos M G A Schols
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the prevalence rates and risk factors of dehydration among nursing home residents. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. SETTING: Nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home residents or institutionalized long-term care residents. MEASUREMENTS: A systematic literature review was executed on March 15, 2018, using the databases PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE to retrieve all articles focused on the prevalence rates and risk factors for acute and chronic dehydration...
August 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Zubaidah Nor Hanipah, Suriya Punchai, Toms Augustin, Stacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer, Ali Aminian
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery can improve renal dysfunction associated with obesity and diabetes. However, acute kidney injury (AKI) can complicate the early postoperative course after bariatric surgery. The long-term consequences of early postoperative AKI on renal function are unknown. METHODS: Patient undergoing bariatric surgery from 2008 to 2015 who developed AKI within 60 days after surgery were studied. Patients on dialysis before surgery were excluded. RESULTS: Out of 4722 patients, 42 patients (0...
November 2018: Obesity Surgery
Taisuke Shimizu, Masaaki Terao, Hiroaki Hara, Takatsugu Iwashita, Tomonari Ogawa, Koichi Kanozawa, Hajime Hasegawa
Proximal salt reabsorption in the hypertrophied tubules in the early phase of chronic renal failure (CRF) would be diminished according to the inhibited expression of proximal salt-transporting molecules, which may be facilitated by the inhibition of Na-K-ATPase expression. Results from animal models suggest that patients with early-phase CRF would easily develop hyponatremia and, in contrast, patients showing developed CRF would be more likely to show dehydration or hypernatremia. Several large-scale studies of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) revealed that hyponatremia is much more common than hypernatremia in patients with earlier stages of CKD...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
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