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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634542/angioedema-perioperative-management
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Andrew A Maynard, Christina F Burger, Joseph J Schlesinger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perioperative management of a patient with acquired angioedema (AAE). METHODS: A 66-year-old Caucasian male presented from an outside hospital with a history of acquired angioedema and gastrointestinal stromal tumor-related intractable urticaria and mastocytosis. He was admitted for urgent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy, secondary to gastric outlet obstruction symptomatology. Previous combined attacks were characterized by a widespread rash, abdominal pain and respiratory distress resulting in hospitalization...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634019/economic-evaluation-of-epinephrine-auto-injectors-for-peanut-allergy
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Marcus Shaker, Katherine Bean, Marylee Verdi
BACKGROUND: Three commercial epinephrine auto-injectors were available in the United States in the summer of 2016: EpiPen, Adrenaclick, and epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector. OBJECTIVE: To describe the variation in pharmacy costs among epinephrine auto-injector devices in New England and evaluate the additional expense associated with incremental auto-injector costs. METHODS: Decision analysis software was used to evaluate costs of the most and least expensive epinephrine auto-injector devices for children with peanut allergy...
June 17, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631703/-association-of-itgb3-p2ry12-and-cyp2c19-gene-polymorphisms-with-platelet-functional-activity-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-during-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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E F Muslimova, S A Afanasiev, T Yu Rebrova, T N Sergienko, A N Repin
AIM: To assess the association of CYP2C19 G681A, P2RY12 H1/H2, and ITGB3 T1565C polymorphisms with the extent of platelet aggregation in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) during antiplatelet therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 166 male patients with CHD, living in the Western Siberian Region, were examined. All the patients underwent a test for platelet aggregation induced by ADP (2.5 and 5.0 µm) and epinephrine (0.2 µm). Genotyping was performed using an allele-specific polymerase chain reaction technique...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629098/carbon-nanotube-ensembled-hybrid-nanocomposite-electrode-for-direct-electrochemical-detection-of-epinephrine-in-pharmaceutical-tablets-and-urine
#4
K Koteshwara Reddy, M Satyanarayana, K Yugender Goud, K Vengatajalabathy Gobi, Hern Kim
An efficient electrochemical sensor for selective detection of the neurotransmitter, epinephrine (Epn), has been fabricated with the aid of a functionalized multiwall carbon nanotube-chitosan biopolymer nanocomposite (Chit-fCNT) electrode. Multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNT) were successfully functionalized with the aid of nitric acid and confirmed by the Raman spectral data. Functionalized carbon nanotubes (fCNT) were dispersed in chitosan solution and the resulting bio-nanocomposite was used for the fabrication of sensor surface by drop and cast method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626162/intervention-of-the-nuss-procedure-on-the-mental-health-of-pectus-excavatum-patients
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Li Luo, Bo Xu, Xinling Wang, Bo Tan, Jing Zhao
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, but little is known about the influence of the Nuss surgical procedure on mental health of patients with PE. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the influence of the PE Nuss surgical procedure on mental health in Chinese patients and identify the predictors of psychological status for PE. Patients with PE (n = 266) underwent a standard surgical procedure by the same surgeon and did the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) questionnaires before and 1 year after surgery...
June 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625511/lung-fluid-clearance-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Dani-Louise Dixon, Carmine G De Pasquale, Mark D Lawrence, Elena Cavallaro, Vito Rubino, Andrew D Bersten
Chronic elevation of pulmonary microvascular pressure (Pmv) consistently leads to alveolocapillary barrier thickening and reduction in the filtration coefficient. In animal models of chronic heart failure (CHF) the lung remains dry despite hydrostatic forces. As fluid flux is bi-directional, it has been postulated that an increase in alveolar fluid clearance may facilitate the dry lung when Pmv is chronically elevated. In this study we aimed to examine alveolar fluid clearance in ambulatory patients with CHF secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction compared against non-CHF controls...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625390/dopamine-protects-cerebral-autoregulation-and-prevents-hippocampal-necrosis-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-block-of-erk-mapk-in-juvenile-pigs
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Victor Curvello, Hugh Hekierski, Philip Pastor, Monica S Vavilala, William M Armstead
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to morbidity in children, and more boys experience TBI. Cerebral autoregulation is impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP) is often normalized by use of vasoactive agents to increase mean arterial pressure (MAP). In prior studies of newborn and juvenile pigs, vasoactive agent choice influenced outcome after TBI as a function of age and sex, with none protecting cerebral autoregulation in both ages and sexes. Dopamine (DA) prevents impairment of cerebral autoregulation in male and female newborn pigs via inhibition of upregulation of ERK mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) after fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623178/adrenal-derived-stress-hormones-modulate-ozone-induced-lung-injury-and-inflammation
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Andres Henriquez, John House, Desinia B Miller, Samantha J Snow, Anna Fisher, Hongzu Ren, Mette C Schladweiler, Allen D Ledbetter, Fred Wright, Urmila P Kodavanti
Ozone-induced systemic effects are modulated through activation of the neuro-hormonal stress response pathway. Adrenal demedullation (DEMED) or bilateral total adrenalectomy (ADREX) inhibits systemic and pulmonary effects of acute ozone exposure. To understand the influence of adrenal-derived stress hormones in mediating ozone-induced lung injury/inflammation, we assessed global gene expression (mRNA sequencing) and selected proteins in lung tissues from male Wistar-Kyoto rats that underwent DEMED, ADREX, or sham surgery (SHAM) prior to their exposure to air or ozone (1ppm), 4h/day for 1 or 2days...
June 13, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622605/flexible-nanofilms-coated-with-aligned-piezoelectric-microfibers-preserve-the-contractility-of-cardiomyocytes
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P José Gouveia, S Rosa, L Ricotti, B Abecasis, H V Almeida, L Monteiro, J Nunes, F Sofia Carvalho, M Serra, S Luchkin, A Leonidovitch Kholkin, P Marques Alves, P Jorge Oliveira, R Carvalho, A Menciassi, R Pires das Neves, L Silva Ferreira
The use of engineered cardiac tissue for high-throughput drug screening/toxicology assessment remains largely unexplored. Here we propose a scaffold that mimics aspects of cardiac extracellular matrix while preserving the contractility of cardiomyocytes. The scaffold is based on a poly(caprolactone) (PCL) nanofilm with magnetic properties (MNF, standing for magnetic nanofilm) coated with a layer of piezoelectric (PIEZO) microfibers of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) (MNF+PIEZO). The nanofilm creates a flexible support for cell contraction and the aligned PIEZO microfibers deposited on top of the nanofilm creates conditions for cell alignment and electrical stimulation of the seeded cells...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615924/comparison-of-the-frequency-of-use-of-a-pupil-expansion-device-with-and-without-an-intracameral-phenylephrine-and-ketorolac-injection-1-0-3-at-the-time-of-routine-cataract-surgery
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Frank A Bucci, Breanne Michalek, Angel T Fluet
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a phenylephrine and ketorolac injection 1%/0.3% (phenyl/keto injection) (Omidria(®)) prior to capsulotomy decreases the need for the Malyugin Ring(®) to manage small pupils. SETTING: Bucci Laser Vision Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of cataract surgeries performed by a single surgeon at a single center. METHODS: A historical control group of 1,004 consecutive cases (December 2013 to February 2015) did not receive a phenyl/keto intracameral injection prior to capsulotomy and were compared with 915 consecutive cases in the treatment group (June 2015 to April 2016) for the rate of use of the Malyugin Ring...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614226/tranexamic-acid-plus-diluted-epinephrine-versus-tranexamic-acid-alone-for-blood-loss-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Zhanxia Yu, Lulan Yao, Qin Yang
BACKGROUND: We conducted the present meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TXA) plus diluted-epinephrine (DEP) for patients with total joint arthroplasty (TJA, including total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA)). METHODS: Electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Chinese Wanfang databases, and Google databases) were systematically searched up to December 2016...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614101/clinical-characteristics-of-allergy-to-hymenoptera-stings
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Nualanong Visitsunthorn, Teera Kijmassuwan, Kittipos Visitsunthorn, Panchama Pacharn, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of allergy to stings from the Hymenoptera order of insects in a hospital in Thailand. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective analytical study was carried out in inpatients and outpatients suffering from Hymenoptera stings from 2009 to 2013 in Siriraj Hospital. RESULTS: Medical records of 386 patients with an allergy to Hymenoptera stings were evaluated. Anaphylaxis was more common in patients younger than 15 years, who comprised 22...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611585/role-of-n-arachidonoyl-serotonin-aa-5-ht-in-sleep-wake-cycle-architecture-sleep-homeostasis-and-neurotransmitters-regulation
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Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Sergio Machado, Nuno B Rocha, André B Veras, Geraldo A M Neto, Henning Budde, Oscar Arias-Carrión, Gloria Arankowsky-Sandoval
The endocannabinoid system comprises several molecular entities such as endogenous ligands [anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG)], receptors (CB1 and CB2), enzymes such as [fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAHH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL)], as well as the anandamide membrane transporter. Although the role of this complex neurobiological system in the sleep-wake cycle modulation has been studied, the contribution of the blocker of FAAH/transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), N-arachidonoyl-serotonin (AA-5-HT) in sleep has not been investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611138/cardiac-arrest-following-arteriovenous-fistula-manipulation-a-cautionary-note
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Miles Gandolfi, Bimbi S Fernando
Arteriovenous fistulas can lead to a number of different chronic complications. We describe a case where a patient developed a thrombosis within her brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula, which was manually manipulated in order to restore fistula flow. This resulted in a pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest within a few minutes. After ten minutes of chest compressions and intubation, there was return of spontaneous circulation. No epinephrine was given nor shocks administered. Patient was extubated within minutes and was alert, orientated and haemodynamically stable...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610957/effectiveness-of-heart-rate-control-on-hemodynamics-in-critically-ill-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-managed-by-amiodarone
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Joe-Elie Salem, Pauline Dureau, Christian Funck-Brentano, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Maria El-Aissaoui, Nadia Aissaoui, Saik Urien, Christophe Faisy
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and might contribute to hemodynamic instability if heart rate (HR) is persistently too rapid. We aimed to assess if HR control below 115 or 130bpm with amiodarone improves hemodynamics in ICU patients with AT. This observational study included 73 ICU patients with disabling AT receiving amiodarone for HR control. A total of 525 changes (mainly within 4-8h) in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and 167 changes in plasma lactate in response to HR variations above 115 or 130bpm were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609353/laboratory-animal-bite-anaphylaxis-a-national-survey-part-2-treatment-protocols
#16
Gregg M Stave, Edward H Lee, Dennis J Darcey
OBJECTIVE: This study documents current treatment protocols for laboratory animal bite anaphylaxis in the United States. METHODS: An online survey was e-mailed to designated institutional officials at laboratory animal facilities identified by the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. RESULTS: One hundred eighty-nine organizations responded to the question of whether they had a treatment protocol with 32% indicating that they had a protocol...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607871/prevention-of-surgical-site-infections-and-biofilms-pharmacokinetics-of-subcutaneous-cefazolin-and-metronidazole-in-a-tumescent-lidocaine-solution
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Jeffrey A Klein, Loralie J Langman
BACKGROUND: Tumescent anesthesia antibiotic delivery (TAAD) consists of subcutaneous infiltration of antibiotic(s) dissolved tumescent lidocaine anesthesia. Tumescent lidocaine anesthesia contains lidocaine (≤ 1 g/L), epinephrine (≤ 1 mg/L), sodium bicarbonate (10 mEq/L) in 0.9% saline. Our aim was to measure cefazolin and metronidazole concentrations over time in subcutaneous tumescent interstitial fluid (TISF) after TAAD, in serum after TAAD and after intravenous antibiotic delivery (IVAD)...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607424/benzo-a-pyrene-triggers-desensitization-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-pathway
#18
Abdullah Mayati, Normand Podechard, Manuelle Rineau, Lydie Sparfel, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann, Olivier Fardel, Eric Le Ferrec
Exposure to environmental polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P), has been linked to several health-threatening risks. PAHs were also shown to hinder adrenergic receptor (ADR) responses. As we previously demonstrated that B(a)P can directly interact with the β2ADR, we investigated here whether B(a)P could decrease β2ADR responsiveness by triggering receptor desensitization phenomena. We firstly showed that exposure to B(a)P reduced β2ADR-mediated epinephrine-induced induction of NR4A gene mRNAs and of intracellular cAMP...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606950/pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Francesco Pelliccia, Juan Carlos Kaski, Filippo Crea, Paolo G Camici
Originally described by Japanese authors in the 1990s, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) generally presents as an acute myocardial infarction characterized by severe left ventricular dysfunction. TTS, however, differs from an acute coronary syndrome because patients have generally a normal coronary angiogram and left ventricular dysfunction, which extends beyond the territory subtended by a single coronary artery and recovers within days or weeks. The prognosis was initially thought to be benign, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that both short-term mortality and long-term mortality are higher than previously recognized...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606784/an-economic-analysis-of-a-peanut-oral-immunotherapy-study-in-children
#20
Marcus S Shaker
BACKGROUND: Peanut oral immunotherapy (POIT) decreases the probability of accidental recurrent systemic reactions but reactions from the therapy itself are frequent. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this economic analysis was to characterize the potential cost-effectiveness of POIT. METHODS: Cohort simulations were used to evaluate the effect of POIT for children with peanut allergy. A POIT with probiotic was used in the base-case simulation and long-term survival was modeled using age-adjusted mortality together with the risk of food allergy-associated mortality...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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