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Lethal triad

Daniela Veronica Chiriac, Lavinia Maria Hogea, Ana Cristina Bredicean, Robert Rednic, Laura Alexandra Nussbaum, Gheorghe Bogdan Hogea, Mirela Loredana Grigoraş
Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS) is a lethal, autosomal recessive transmitted anomaly, characterized by the ultrasound triad: occipital meningoencephalocele, bilateral polycystic kidney, postaxial polydactyly. The incidence is between 1÷13 250 and 1÷140 000 live births, being a rare anomaly. We report a MKS case of feminine gender diagnosed on two ultrasound findings (bilateral polycystic kidney, occipital meningoencephalocele). This case highlights the presence of MKS in a young female without family history...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Francielle B D Ferreira, Cristiane Dos Santos, Maciel A Bruxel, Everson A Nunes, Fernando Spiller, Alex Rafacho
Sepsis is associated with high mortality. Both critically ill humans and animal models of sepsis exhibit changes in their glucose homeostasis, that is, hypoglycaemia, with the progression of infection. However, the relationship between basal glycaemia, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity is not well understood. Thus, we aimed to evaluate this glucose homeostasis triad at the late stage of sepsis (24 h after surgery) in male Swiss mice subjected to lethal and sublethal sepsis by the caecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model...
December 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
Mohd Faisal Uddin, Richard Alweis, Syed Raza Shah, Noman Lateef, Waqas Shahnawaz, Rohan Kumar Ochani, Amin Muhammad Dharani, Syed Arbab Shah
Over the past few years, Serotonin Syndrome (SS) has become a significant clinical concern. Over the last decade, United States saw a surge in antidepressant use. SS characteristically presents as the triad of altered mental status, autonomic dysfunction and neuromuscular excitation. Symptoms vary from patient to patient with mild cases presenting with subacute symptoms and severe cases progressing rapidly to death. Due to the protean manifestations of the syndrome along with non-specific prodromal, SS can easily be misdiagnosed if not carefully assessed...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Deepak Singh-Ranger, Edmund Leung, Mei-Ling Lau-Robinson, Sean Ramcharan, James Francombe
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the Royal College of Surgeons published Emergency Surgery: Standards for Unscheduled Care in response to variable clinical outcomes for emergency surgery. The purpose of this study was to examine whether different treatment modalities would alter survival. METHODS: All patients who underwent emergency laparotomy between April 2011 and December 2012 at Warwick Hospital (Warwick, UK) were included retrospectively. Information relating to their demographics; preoperative score; primary pathology; timing of surgery; intraoperative details; and postoperative outcome, including 30-day mortality, were collated for statistical analysis...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
Samuel W Ross, Bradley W Thomas, A Britton Christmas, Kyle W Cunningham, Ronald F Sing
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that a pH of <7.0 on presentation would correlate with almost universal mortality in trauma patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on a Level I trauma center registry from 2013 to 2014. Hospital mortality was the primary outcome, which was compared by pH cohort (<7.0 or ≥7.0) using standard univariate statistics and multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: There were 593 patients included in the analysis: 66 in <7...
December 2017: American Journal of Surgery
B Malgras, B Prunet, X Lesaffre, G Boddaert, S Travers, P-J Cungi, E Hornez, O Barbier, H Lefort, S Beaume, M Bignand, J Cotte, P Esnault, J-L Daban, J Bordes, E Meaudre, J-P Tourtier, S Gaujoux, S Bonnet
The concept of damage control (DC) is based on a sequential therapeutic strategy that favors physiological restoration over anatomical repair in patients presenting acutely with hemorrhagic trauma. Initially described as damage control surgery (DCS) for war-wounded patients with abdominal penetrating hemorrhagic trauma, this concept is articulated in three steps: surgical control of lesions (hemostasis, sealing of intestinal spillage), physiological restoration, then surgery for definitive repair. This concept was quickly adapted for intensive care management under the name damage control resuscitation (DCR), which refers to the modalities of hospital resuscitation carried out in patients suffering from traumatic hemorrhagic shock within the context of DCS...
December 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Vuk Uskoković, Maheshwar Adiraj Iyer, Victoria M Wu
Although hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been doped with dozens of different ions, the quest for an ion imparting a combination of properties conducive to bone healing is still ongoing. Because of its protean potency and the similarity in size and shape to the phosphate tetrahedron, selenite ion presents a natural ionic substitute in HAp. The incorporation of selenite into synthetic HAp using two different methods - co-precipitation and ion-exchange sorption - was studied for its effect on crystal properties and on a triad of biological responses: antibacterial, anticancer and osteoinductive...
2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
Luc M Hondeghem
QT prolongation was perceived as a major antiarrhythmic mechanism, but soon became a surrogate for torsades de pointes (TdP) instead. Drugs that prolong the QT interval range from having potent torsadogenic activity to no proarrhythmic action and even antiarrhythmic effects. Blockade of hERG channels is the primary cause of TdP, but blockade/activation of other channels can also be torsadogenic. TdP is primarily caused by disturbances of TRIaD, but disturbance of wavelength can also contribute to TdP (where TRIaD is triangulation, reverse use dependence, instability and dispersion, and wavelength equals conduction velocity times effective refractory period)...
August 29, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Kaname Uno, Tomoyuki Koike, Seiichi Takahashi, Daisuke Komazawa, Tooru Shimosegawa
Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare and lethal entity, and the difficulty of making diagnosis of AEF is well-known. As promising results in the short-term effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) promote its usage, the occurrence of AEF after TEVAR (post-TEVAR AEF) increases as one of the major complications. Therefore, we provide a review concerning the management strategy of post-TEVAR AEF. Although its representative symptom was reported as the triad of mid-thoracic pain and sentinel hematemesis followed by massive hematemesis, the symptom-free interval between sentinel hemorrhage and massive exsanguination is unpredictable...
October 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Donald Michael Moe, Michael Scott Lallemand, John Mason McClellan, Joshua Porter Smith, Shannon T Marko, Matthew J Eckert, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is a leading cause of preventable death after severe injury. Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) treat inborn coagulation disorders and reverse oral anticoagulants, but are proposed for use in "factor-based" resuscitation strategies. Few studies exist for this indication in acidosis, or that compare 3-factor PCC (3PCC) versus 4-factor PCC (4PCC) products. We aimed to assess and compare their safety and efficacy in a porcine model of severe hemorrhagic shock and coagulopathy...
December 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Andreas Pape, Angelo Ippolito, Joanna Warszawska, Florian Raimann, Kai Zacharowski
Massive intraoperative bleeding is a major and potentially life-threatening complication during surgical procedures. The lethal triade of hemorrhagic shock with metabolic acidosis, hypothermia and coagulopathy enhances bleeding tendency. Avoiding this vitious circle requires a well-structured and standardized procedure. Primary goals include the maintenance of adequate tissue oxygenation, restauration of proper coagulatory function, normothermia and homeostasis of acid-base and electrolyte balance. In the present article, these therapeutic goals and their pathophysiological background are illustrated with a clinical case example...
April 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Karel Škubník, Jiří Nováček, Tibor Füzik, Antonín Přidal, Robert J Paxton, Pavel Plevka
The worldwide population of western honey bees (Apis mellifera) is under pressure from habitat loss, environmental stress, and pathogens, particularly viruses that cause lethal epidemics. Deformed wing virus (DWV) from the family Iflaviridae, together with its vector, the mite Varroa destructor, is likely the major threat to the world's honey bees. However, lack of knowledge of the atomic structures of iflaviruses has hindered the development of effective treatments against them. Here, we present the virion structures of DWV determined to a resolution of 3...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Juancarlo Martínez-González, Carlos Robles-Arias, William Rodríguez-Cintrón
We herein describe the case of a 65-year-old male patient who presented with Osler's triad, which is the combination of endocarditis, pneumonia, and meningitis. This report is even more unusual since the pathogen isolated was the invasive and virulent strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3. The clinical entity described is also called Austrian syndrome. Even though rare in this antibiotic era, the syndrome remains one of high morbidity and mortality. This particular case is of paramount importance for the clinician reader...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
March 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Manon N G J A Braat, Karel J van Erpecum, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Maurice A J van den Bosch, Marnix G E H Lam
Radioembolization (RE) is a relatively novel treatment modality for primary and secondary hepatic malignancies. Microspheres embedded with a β-emitting radioisotope are injected into the hepatic artery, resulting in microsphere deposition in the tumor arterioles and normal portal triads. Microsphere deposition in nontumorous parenchyma can result in radiation-induced liver injury, with lethal RE-induced liver disease (REILD) at the outer end of the spectrum. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate RE-related hepatotoxicity and present an overview of the currently applied definitions and clinically relevant characteristics of REILD...
February 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Lee Palmer
Massive hemorrhage remains a major cause of traumatic deaths. The ideal fluid resuscitative strategy is much debated. Research has provided inconsistent results regarding which fluid strategy is ideal; the optimum fluid type, timing, and volume remains elusive. Aggressive large-volume resuscitation has been the mainstay based on controlled hemorrhage animal models. For uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock, liberal fluid resuscitative strategies exacerbate the lethal triad, invoke resuscitative injury, and increase mortality while more restrictive fluid strategies tend to ameliorate trauma-induced coagulopathy and favor a greater chance of survival...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
Wenjun Z Martini
Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death, with uncontrolled hemorrhage from coagulation dysfunction as one of the main potentially preventable causes of the mortality. Hypothermia, acidosis, and resuscitative hemodilution have been considered as the significant contributors to coagulation manifestations following trauma, known as the lethal triad. Over the past decade, clinical observations showed that coagulopathy may be present as early as hospital admission in some severely injured trauma patients...
2016: Military Medical Research
Takashi Kobayashi, Masayuki Kubota, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama, Naoki Yokota, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Jun Sakata, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: Severe blunt hepatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Damage control (DC) surgery has been reported to be useful in severely compromised children with hepatic injury. We applied such a technique in the treatment of a case of hemodynamically unstable grade IV blunt hepatic injury in an eight-year-old girl. This case is the first to use multimodal approaches including perihepatic packing, temporary closure of the abdominal wall with a plastic sheet, transarterial embolization (TAE), and planned delayed anatomical hepatic resection in a child...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Richard J Anderson, Siradanahalli Guru, Risini Weeratna, Shawn Makinen, Derek J Falconer, Neil C Sheppard, Susanne Lang, Bingsheng Chang, Anne-Laure Goenaga, Bruce A Green, James R Merson, Stephen J Gracheck, Jim E Eyles
We evaluated 52 different E. coli expressed pneumococcal proteins as immunogens in a BALB/c mouse model of S. pneumoniae lung infection. Proteins were selected based on genetic conservation across disease-causing serotypes and bioinformatic prediction of antibody binding to the target antigen. Seven proteins induced protective responses, in terms of reduced lung burdens of the serotype 3 pneumococci. Three of the protective proteins were histidine triad protein family members (PhtB, PhtD and PhtE). Four other proteins, all bearing LPXTG linkage domains, also had activity in this model (PrtA, NanA, PavB and Eng)...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
Jakob Stensballe, Sisse R Ostrowski, Pär I Johansson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the recent developments in and evolvement of next generation haemostatic resuscitation in bleeding trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: Mortality from major trauma is a worldwide problem, and massive haemorrhage remains a major cause of potentially preventable deaths. Development of coagulopathy further increases trauma mortality emphasizing that coagulopathy is a key target in the phase of bleeding. The pathophysiology of coagulopathy in trauma reflects at least three distinct mechanisms that may be present isolated or coexist: acute traumatic coagulopathy, coagulopathy associated with the lethal triad, and consumptive coagulopathy...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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