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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028729/therapeutic-hypothermia-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Heath Douglas White, Shekhar Ghamande, Alejandro C Arroliga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028723/does-driving-pressure-matter-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-strain-to-find-the-answer
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Yu Inata, Muneyuki Takeuchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028702/just-because-things-are-not-different-does-not-mean-they-are-the-same-biomarker-patterns-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#3
Manu Shankar-Hari, Gordon D Rubenfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028699/pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-asia-none-of-us-is-as-smart-as-all-of-us
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H Michael Ushay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026634/hiv-positive-patient-with-gbs-like-syndrome
#5
Samantha J Shepherd, Heather Black, Emma C Thomson, Rory N Gunson
Introduction. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy which can occur post-infection. Criteria of diagnosis of GBS include areflexia with progressive bilateral weakness in arms and legs. GBS can lead to severe respiratory and cardiac complications. The fatality rate can be up to 5 % in patients, depending on the severity of the symptoms. HIV can cause a range of neurological disorders including, on rare occasions, GBS. GBS can occur at any stage of HIV infection, highlighting the complexity of diagnosis of GBS within HIV patients...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025303/serum-surfactant-protein-d-as-a-marker-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#6
Suja Vinod, Andrew Gow, Barry Weinberger, Debra Potak, Mark Hiatt, Shaku Chandra, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND: Lung epithelial cells express surfactant protein D (SP-D), a calcium-dependent lectin that plays an important role in antibody-independent pulmonary host defense. Previous studies have shown that it is found in the peripheral circulation in patients with pulmonary disease, likely because of translocation into the blood when lung epithelial barriers are disrupted by inflammation or acute injury. In adults, serum SP-D levels are biomarkers for the progression and severity of chronic lung disease...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024445/a-rapid-bio-optical-sensor-for-diagnosing-q-fever-in-clinical-specimens
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Bonhan Koo, Choong Eun Jin, Se Yoon Park, Tae Yoon Lee, Jeonghun Nam, Young-Rock Jang, Sun Mi Kim, Ji Yeun Kim, Sung-Han Kim, Yong Shin
Recent zoonotic outbreaks, such as Zika, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and Ebola, have highlighted the need for rapid and accurate diagnostic assays that can be used to aid pathogen control. Q-fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the transmission of Coxiella burnetii that can cause serious illness in humans via aerosols and is considered a potential bioterrorism agent. However the existing assays are not suitable for the detection of this pathogen due to its low levels in real samples. We here describe a rapid bio-optical sensor for the accurate detection of Q fever and validate its clinical utility...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021724/inhalation-injury-in-a-burn-unit-a-retrospective-review-of-prognostic-factors
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D Monteiro, I Silva, P Egipto, A Magalhães, R Filipe, A Silva, A Rodrigues, J Costa
Inhalation injury (InI) is known to seriously affect the prognosis of burn patients, as it is strongly associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite major advances in the treatment of burn patients in the past years, advances in the treatment of smoke InI have been somewhat limited; mortality reduction mostly results from improvements in critical care. It is difficult to separate the contribution of InI from other mechanisms that also affect respiratory tract and lungs. The aim of this study was to compare patients with and without InI and to identify prognostic factors among patients with smoke InI...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019797/the-promise-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#9
Ben Antebi, Arezoo Mohammadipoor, Andriy I Batchinsky, Leopoldo C Cancio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019530/efficacy-of-prone-position-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Michel Marcos Dalmedico, Dafne Salas, Andrey Maciel de Oliveira, Fátima Denise Padilha Baran, Jéssica Tereza Meardi, Michelle Caroline Santos
OBJECTIVE: To identify and integrate the available scientific evidence related to the use of the prone position in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome for the reduction of the outcome variable of mortality compared to the dorsal decubitus position. METHOD: Overview of systematic reviews or meta-analyzes of randomized clinical trials. It included studies that evaluated the use of prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome published between 2014 and 2016...
October 9, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016432/is-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-relevant-to-pulmonary-complications-and-mortality-in-multiply-injured-children
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Waleed Al-Mahdi, Mazen M Ibrahim, David A Spiegel, Alexandre Arkader, Michael Nance, Keith Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a well-recognized phenomenon in adult trauma populations. The "initial hit" of the traumatic event is often coupled with a systemic immune response characterized by changes in vital signs and laboratory indicators. A "second hit" from surgery during this time frame often results in acute lung injury, along with deterioration of the patient's clinical condition. We hypothesized that children and adolescents would experience SIRS physiology, but would not experience adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or "second hit" related death to the extent seen in the adult populations...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016325/increased-mortality-in-seasonal-h3n2-patients-compared-with-those-with-pandemic-2009-h1n1-in-taiwan-2009-2010
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Shi-Yu Huang, Wen-Chi Huang, Yi-Chun Chen, Ching-Yen Tsai, Ing-Kit Lee
We conducted a retrospective study to compare clinical and laboratory findings between 1) severe influenza A and mild influenza A and 2) pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pdm09 A/H1) and seasonal H3N2 (A/H3) from 2009 to 2010. A total of 526 (mean age, 13.6 years; 447 pdm09 A/H1, 79 seasonal A/H3) patients were included, 41 (7.8%) with severe influenza (mean age, 28.1 years; 26 pdm09 A/H1, 15 seasonal A/H3). Influenza-associated complications were pneumonia (75.6%), meningoencephalitis (14.6%), acute kidney injury (14.6%), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (12...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016311/case-report-severe-imported-influenza-infections-developed-during-travel-in-reunion-island
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Jérôme Allyn, Elise Brottet, Emmanuel Antok, Laurence Dangers, Romain Persichini, Nathalie Coolen-Allou, Bénédicte Roquebert, Nicolas Allou, David Vandroux
We report two cases of severe influenza infection imported by tourist patients from their country of origin and developed during travel. While studies have reported cases of influenza infections acquired during travel, here we examine two cases of severe influenza infection contracted in the country of origin that led to diagnosis and therapeutic problems in the destination country. No international recommendation exists concerning influenza vaccination before travel, and few countries recommend it for all travelers...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991832/adaptation-of-a-biomarker-based-sepsis-mortality-risk-stratification-tool-for-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#14
Nadir Yehya, Hector R Wong
OBJECTIVES: The original Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model and revised (Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model-II) biomarker-based risk prediction models have demonstrated utility for estimating baseline 28-day mortality risk in pediatric sepsis. Given the paucity of prediction tools in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, and given the overlapping pathophysiology between sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome, we tested the utility of Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model and Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model-II for mortality prediction in a cohort of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, with an a priori plan to revise the model if these existing models performed poorly...
October 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991831/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-is-not-first-line-therapy-for-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#15
R Scott Stephens, Roy G Brower
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988778/nmr-structure-and-localization-of-a-large-fragment-of-the-sars-cov-fusion-protein-implications-in-viral-cell-fusion
#16
Mukesh Mahajan, Deepak Chatterjee, Kannaian Bhuvaneswari, Shubhadra Pillay, Surajit Bhattacharjya
The lethal Coronaviruses (CoVs), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and most recently Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, (MERS-CoV) are serious human health hazard. A successful viral infection requires fusion between virus and host cells carried out by the surface spike glycoprotein or S protein of CoV. Current models propose that the S2 subunit of S protein assembled into a hexameric helical bundle exposing hydrophobic fusogenic peptides or fusion peptides (FPs) for membrane insertion...
October 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986731/successful-management-of-prolonged-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-an-octogenarian
#17
Masami Takagaki, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shinichi Mitsuyama, Tasuku Kadowaki, Takeshi Ando
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is now an established treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, this treatment remains rare in octogenarians and is associated with poor outcomes. An 81-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heavy smoking underwent mitral and tricuspid valve repair and the Maze procedure for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Although he was extubated the following day, his postoperative course was complicated with pneumonia followed by acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985715/acute-transient-spinal-paralysis-and-cardiac-symptoms-following-an-accidental-epidural-potassium-infusion-a-case-report
#18
Martin Kreutzträger, Marcel A Kopp, Thomas Liebscher
BACKGROUND: To describe a case of an accidental epidural potassium infusion leading to an acute transient spinal paralysis and cardiac symptoms and review the literature on that topic. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an accidental infusion of 900 mg potassium chloride 7.45% (KCl) into the epidural space, which occurred during epidural analgesia in a 74-year-old patient suffering from immobilization due to lumbar back pain as well as from a paralytic Ileus...
October 6, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985479/mechanical-ventilation-in-adults-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-summary-of-the-experimental-evidence-for-the-clinical-practice-guideline
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Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Ewan Goligher, Daniel F McAuley, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Laurent J Brochard, Luciano Gattinoni, Arthur S Slutsky, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: The ATS/ESICM/SCCM guidelines on mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome provide treatment recommendations derived from a thorough analysis of the clinical evidence on six clinical interventions. However, each of the recommendations contains areas of uncertainty and controversy, which may affect their appropriate clinical application. OBJECTIVES: To provide a critical review of the experimental evidence surrounding the pathophysiology of ventilator-induced lung injury to help clinicians apply the clinical recommendations to individual patients...
October 6, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982733/atp-catabolism-by-tissue-non-specific-alkaline-phosphatase-contributes-to-development-of-ards-in-influenza-infected-mice
#20
Parker S Woods, Lauren May Doolittle, Judy M Hickman-Davis, Ian Christopher Davis
Influenza A viruses are highly contagious respiratory pathogens that are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide on an annual basis. We have shown previously that influenza infection of mice leads to increased ATP and adenosine accumulation in the airway lumen. Moreover, we demonstrated that A1-adenosine receptor activation contributes significantly to influenza-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, we found that development of ARDS in influenza-infected mice does not require catabolism of ATP to adenosine by ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73)...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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