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J D Smith, L Roberts, H G Schneider
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February 2016: Pathology
Thierry Krummel, Eric Prinz, Marie-Astrid Metten, Claire Borni-Duval, Dorothée Bazin-Kara, Emmanuelle Charlin, Jean-Marc Lessinger, Thierry Hannedouche
BACKGROUND: The true cause of death in severe hyponatraemic patients remains controversial. The present study aimed to analyse the relationship between comorbidity, medical management and prognosis in severe hyponatraemic patients. METHODS: Medical records of all patients hospitalised in our institution in 2012 with a plasma sodium ≤120 mmol/l were retrospectively analysed. RESULTS: One hundred forty-seven of 64 723 adult patients (0.2 %) were identified with severe hyponatraemia...
October 22, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Louise Dunphy, Prashanth Shetty, Rabinder Randhawa, Kharil Amir Rani, Yaw Duodu
A 39-year-old man, born in India but resident in the UK for 10 years, was travelling in America when he became feverish with an altered mentation. He reported a 10-day history of fever, photophobia, headache and fatigue. His medical history included hypothyroidism and migraine. He was a non-smoker, did not consume alcohol and denied a history of drug use. He was transferred to the emergency department. Laboratory investigations confirmed hyponatraemia (sodium 128 mmol/L). A chest radiograph confirmed no focal consolidation...
October 7, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Christian Geier, Jessica Davis, Marc Siegel
A previously healthy 66-year-old woman living in the Mid-Atlantic USA presented to the hospital with lethargy, ataxia and slurred speech. 2 weeks prior she had removed a tick from her right groin. She reported malaise, fevers, diarrhoea, cough and a rash. Physical examination revealed a maculopapular rash on her chest, and lung auscultation revealed bi-basilar rales. Laboratory tests were remarkable for hyponatraemia, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray demonstrated bilateral pleural effusions with pulmonary oedema...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Glenwood Goss, Chun-Ming Tsai, Frances A Shepherd, Lyudmila Bazhenova, Jong Seok Lee, Gee-Chen Chang, Lucio Crino, Miyako Satouchi, Quincy Chu, Toyoaki Hida, Ji-Youn Han, Oscar Juan, Frank Dunphy, Makoto Nishio, Jin-Hyoung Kang, Margarita Majem, Helen Mann, Mireille Cantarini, Serban Ghiorghiu, Tetsuya Mitsudomi
BACKGROUND: Osimertinib (AZD9291) is an oral, potent, irreversible EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitor selective for EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitor sensitising mutations, and the EGFR Thr790Met resistance mutation. We assessed the efficacy and safety of osimertinib in patients with EGFR Thr790Met-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), who had progressed after previous therapy with an approved EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitor. METHODS: In this phase 2, open-label, single-arm study (AURA2), patients aged at least 18 years with centrally confirmed EGFR Thr790Met-positive mutations, locally advanced or metastatic (stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC who progressed on previous EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitor therapy received osimertinib 80 mg orally once daily; treatment could continue beyond progression if the investigator observed a clinical benefit...
October 14, 2016: Lancet Oncology
M Wehling, C Ashton, E Ekpo, S Gwynn, M Laville, K Olsson, M Spring
Introduction: Causes of hyponatraemia in older patients are multivariate and in the case of SIADH may often be drug induced. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms are unclear for this important age group. Methods: The author group identified 6 broad themes for consensus and formulated 42 separate consensus statements within these 6 themes. Statements were then circulated to geriatricians, general practitioners and other doctors to test agreement at the European level. Results: 64 responses were evaluated from around Europe...
October 4, 2016: Drug Research
Julius Chacha Mwita, Matthew J Dewhurst, Mgaywa G Magafu, Monkgogi Goepamang, Bernard Omech, Koketso Lister Majuta, Marea Gaenamong, Tommy Baboloki Palai, Mosepele Mosepele, Yohana Mashalla
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure is a common cause of hospitalisation and therefore contributes to in-hospital outcomes such as mortality. In this study we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of acute heart failure (AHF) in Botswana. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from 193 consecutive patients admitted with AHF at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone between February 2014 and February 2015. The length of hospital stay and 30-, 90- and 180-day in-hospital mortality rates were assessed...
August 24, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Oliver T R Toovey, Ian R Edmond, Nikolaos Makris
A 47-year-old woman presented with seizures secondary to euvolaemic hyponatraemia. A collateral history revealed recent increased oral fluid intake and increased use of herbal remedies including valerian root over the New Year period. There was no history of psychiatric disease to support psychogenic polydipsia. She responded to careful sodium replacement in the intensive care unit and was discharged with no neurological sequelae.
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Anas Ould Si Amar, Jakob Præst Holm, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen
There is increasing evidence that mild hyponatraemia is associated with fractures. This association seems to be partially mediated by a reduced bone mass and an in-creased risk of falling. Large population studies have shown that other factors such as bone quality may be important. Hyponatraemia should not be considered a benign and asymptomatic condition, and an increased awareness, especially in the elderly patients with chronic hypona-traemia, is warranted. Sodium status should be evaluated in patients who experience falls, fractures or are at increased risk of having osteoporosis...
September 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
M Albinski, L Gämperli, N Regamey, J Stettler, M Tomaske
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September 2016: Klinische Pädiatrie
Yaasir Mamoojee, Rasha Mukhtar
Currently available guidelines in the acute management of severely symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia vary in their approach to the use of hypertonic saline. In the acute setting, deciding on when to implement available treatment algorithm using hypertonic saline may be difficult, given that the duration of hyponatremia and potential alternative diagnoses presenting with similar symptoms may be hard to establish promptly. We present the case of a young female with symptomatic profound hyponatremia who subsequently developed osmotic demyelination syndrome due to rapid overcorrection of serum sodium concentration...
October 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Breffini Anglim, Kirk Levins, Neidin Bussmann, Mendinaro Imcha
Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder with incidence rates ranging from 2% to 5%. Hyponatraemia is a rare complication of pre-eclampsia. A 41-year-old, para 0+1 in vitro fertilisation monochorionic diamniotic triplet pregnancy woman presented at 25 weeks with dyspnoea and general malaise. Her antenatal course was complicated by the diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction in triplet one at 27 weeks of gestation. At 27+3 weeks gestation, she was diagnosed as having pre-eclampsia. Subsequent biochemical analysis demonstrated hyponatraemia with serum sodium falling steadily to 117 mmol/L over the next 19 days...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kazeem Olalekan, Andy Fox, Rodney Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Unlicensed medications are used all the time in the management of diseases in childhood. Tolvaptan (Jinarc®) is a vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist licensed for use to slow the progression of cyst development and renal insufficiency of ADPKD in adults with CKD stage 1 to 3 with evidence of rapidly progressing disease. Studies of animal models implicate the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin and its messenger cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) as promoters of kidney-cyst cell proliferation and luminal fluid secretion...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Karen Whitfield, Claudia Barkeij, Angela North
AIM: To present a case of an extremely premature infant and the role that the specialist neonatal pharmacist has on the quality of care of these patients. METHOD: Interventions and recommendations made by the pharmacists over the admission of a triplet born at 23 weeks and 5 days gestation were recorded. The type of interventions were categorised and classified for risk using a consequence/probability matrix.1 RESULTS: The patient required admission to the intensive care unit and subsequently the special care unit for a period of 163 days before discharge home...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Sinead Keane, Eileen Butler
AIMS: To determine the effect, if any, that hyper-hydration with hypotonic fluids has on sodium balance in paediatric haematology/oncology patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy treatment for malignancies. METHODS: A literature review was carried out and a snapshot of current practice across paediatric haematology/oncology centres in the UK was obtained. A prospective study was carried out in a tertiary paediatric haematology/oncology centre. A total of 98 patient episodes involved hyper-hydration with isotonic 0...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
B J O'Sullivan, T Steele, M A Ellul, E Kirby, A Duale, G Kier, D Crooks, A Jacob, T Solomon, B D Michael
Patients with voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex antibodies are increasingly recognized as having central, peripheral or combined phenotypes. With increasing awareness, more patients are tested and the clinical spectrum is expanding. Consequently, clinicians may be uncertain as to which patients should or should not be tested. Previous studies have identified common clinical features, but none has looked at the usefulness of these in predicting seropositive disease. We conducted a case-control study of patients tested for VGKC-complex antibodies over 10years at a regional tertiary neurology centre determining which clinical/biochemical features were associated with antibody-positive disease...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Harry Donnelly, Steve Connor, Jennifer Quirk
Central pontine myelinolysis is characterised by focal osmotic demyelination within the pons. Its clinical presentation varies, but may include acute paralysis, dysarthria and dysphagia. The cause is traditionally associated with overzealous correction of hyponatraemia in patients who are malnourished, alcoholic or chronically ill. However, it may develop in the context of normal serum sodium, since rapid gradient shifts in brainstem osmolalities can occur in other ways. We present an unusual example of central pontine myelinolysis caused by osmotic shifts secondary to hyperglycaemia in a person with type 1 diabetes mellitus and with consistently normal serum sodium concentrations...
July 12, 2016: Practical Neurology
David Planchard, Benjamin Besse, Harry J M Groen, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Elisabeth Quoix, Christina S Baik, Fabrice Barlesi, Tae Min Kim, Julien Mazieres, Silvia Novello, James R Rigas, Allison Upalawanna, Anthony M D'Amelio, Pingkuan Zhang, Bijoyesh Mookerjee, Bruce E Johnson
BACKGROUND: BRAF mutations act as an oncogenic driver via the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). BRAF inhibition has shown antitumour activity in patients with BRAF(V600E)-mutant NSCLC. Dual MAPK pathway inhibition with BRAF and MEK inhibitors in BRAF(V600E)-mutant NSCLC might improve efficacy over BRAF inhibitor monotherapy based on observations in BRAF(V600)-mutant melanoma. We aimed to assess the antitumour activity and safety of dabrafenib plus trametinib in patients with BRAF(V600E)-mutant NSCLC...
July 2016: Lancet Oncology
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