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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710886/the-cellular-and-molecular-mechanism-of-radiation-induced-lung-injury
#1
Yijuan Huang, Weiqiang Zhang, Fangrong Yu, Fu Gao
The lung is one of several moderately radiosensitive organs. Radiation-induced lung injury (RILI), including acute radiation pneumonitis and chronic radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis, occurs most often in radiotherapy of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other thoracic cancers. Clinical symptoms of RILI include dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, and even severe respiratory failure and death. The occurrence of RILI is a complex process that includes a variety of cellular and molecular interactions which ultimately leads to large fibroblast accumulation, proliferation, and differentiation, resulting in excessive extracellular matrix deposits, causing pulmonary fibrosis...
July 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706856/disseminated-nocardia-cyriacigeorgia-causing-pancreatitis-in-a-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplant-recipient
#2
Jason Chen, Jonathan Pan, Joanne Filicko-O'Hara, Margaret Kasner, Phyllis Flomenberg
We report the first published case of acute pancreatitis secondary to disseminated nocardiosis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipient on chronic immunosuppression for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Nocardiosis in the HSCT population is relatively rare, and has not yet been described in haploidentical HSCT recipients. Our patient is a 28-year-old male with a history of haploidentical HSCT and GVHD of the skin and lung who was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. The workup for the etiology of his pancreatitis was initially unrevealing...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705229/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
#3
Anusha Battineni, Rohit Gummi, Naresh Mullaguri, Raghav Govindarajan
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive death of the upper and lower motor neurons in the central nervous system. Patients with this disease die mostly as a result of respiratory failure; however, owing to prolonged survival through assisted ventilation, cardiovascular causes are increasingly responsible for mortality. We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of type 2 Brugada syndrome causing ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in a patient with upper limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705214/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-nationwide-data-between-1999-and-2012-in-taiwan
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Chien-Cheng Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Hung-Jung Lin, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Bin Su, How-Ran Guo
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) is not uncommon, but nationwide epidemiological data are limited. We conducted a study in Taiwan to fill the data gaps. METHODS: We used a nationwide poisoning database to study all COP patients in Taiwan diagnosed between 1999 and 2012. We conducted descriptive analyses and compared the differences between the two sexes. In addition, we assessed the trends in suicide and mortality rates from 1999 to 2012. RESULTS: We identified 25,912 COP patients with an almost equal female and male distribution (50...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#5
REVIEW
Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700476/peripheral-monocytosis-as-a-predictive-factor-for-adverse-outcome-in-the-emergency-department-survey-based-on-a-register-study
#6
Mathias Hensel, Lena Grädel, Alexander Kutz, Sebastian Haubitz, Andreas Huber, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz, Thomas Hügle
Monocytosis is associated with chronic infections such as tuberculosis or endocarditis as well as rheumatic and myeloproliferative disorders. Monocytes are also involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. The value of monocytosis as a prognostic marker in different diagnostic groups in the emergency setting, however, has not been investigated so far.The aim of the article is to study monocytosis as an outcome factor in the emergency setting.In a Swiss register study, we analyzed monocyte counts in 4238 patients aged >18 years who were admitted to the emergency department of a regional tertiary care hospital...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698268/effects-of-volume-guaranteed-ventilation-combined-with-two-different-modes-in-preterm-infants
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Sezin Unal, Ebru Ergenekon, Selma Aktas, Nilgun Altuntas, Serdar Beken, Ebru Kazanci, Ferit Kulali, Ozlem Gulbahar, Ibrahim M Hirfanoglu, Esra Onal, Canan Turkyilmaz, Esin Koc, Yildiz Atalay
BACKGROUND: Volume-controlled ventilation modes have been shown to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation, incidence of chronic lung disease, failure of primary mode of ventilation, hypocarbia, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, pneumothorax, and periventricular leukomalacia in preterm infants when compared with pressure limited ventilation modes. Volume-guarantee (VG) ventilation is the most commonly used mode for volume-controlled ventilation. Assist control, pressure-support ventilation (PSV), and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) can be combined with VG; however, there is a lack of knowledge on the superiority of each regarding clinical outcomes...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698265/risk-factors-for-noninvasive-ventilation-failure-in-critically-ill-subjects-with-confirmed-influenza-infection
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Alejandro Rodríguez, Cristina Ferri, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Emili Díaz, Joan R Masclans, Federico Gordo, Jordi Sole-Violán, María Bodí, Francesc X Avilés-Jurado, Sandra Trefler, Monica Magret, Gerard Moreno, Luis F Reyes, Judith Marin-Corral, Juan C Yebenes, Andres Esteban, Antonio Anzueto, Stefano Aliberti, Marcos I Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Despite wide use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in several clinical settings, the beneficial effects of NIV in patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to influenza infection remain controversial. The aim of this study was to identify the profile of patients with risk factors for NIV failure using chi-square automatic interaction detection (CHAID) analysis and to determine whether NIV failure is associated with ICU mortality. METHODS: This work was a secondary analysis from prospective and observational multi-center analysis in critically ill subjects admitted to the ICU with ARF due to influenza infection requiring mechanical ventilation...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694199/initiation-of-non-invasive-ventilation-for-sleep-related-hypoventilation-disorders-advanced-modes-and-devices
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REVIEW
Bernardo J Selim, Lisa Wolfe, John M Coleman, Naresh Dewan
Although non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been used since the 1960's in the polio epidemic, the development of modern bilevel PAP devices did not become a reality until the 1990's. Over the last 25 years bilevel PAP technology options have exponentially increased. The number of patients receiving this treatment both in the acute setting as well as at home is steadily growing. However, a knowledge gap exists in the way these device settings are adjusted to achieve synchrony and match patient's unique respiratory failure physiology...
July 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689308/triheptanoin-a-rescue-therapy-for-cardiogenic-shock-in-carnitine-acylcarnitine-translocase-deficiency
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Sidharth Mahapatra, Amitha Ananth, Nancy Baugh, Mihaela Damian, Gregory M Enns
Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase (CACT) deficiency is a rare long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorder (LC-FAOD) with high mortality due to cardiomyopathy or lethal arrhythmia. Triheptanoin (UX007), an investigational drug composed of synthetic medium odd-chain triglycerides, is a novel therapy in development for LC-FAOD patients. However, cases of its safe and efficacious use to reverse severe heart failure in CACT deficiency are limited. Here, we present a detailed report of an infant with CACT deficiency admitted in metabolic crisis that progressed into severe cardiogenic shock who was successfully treated by triheptanoin...
July 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688648/nationwide-review-of-hormonally-active-adrenal-tumors-highlights-high-morbidity-in-pheochromocytoma
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Punam P Parikh, Gustavo A Rubio, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Adrenal adenomas are benign tumors often discovered incidentally, and >70% are hormonally inactive. The remaining subset may produce excess aldosterone, cortisol, or catecholamine. Perioperative outcomes after adrenalectomy for such "hormonally active" tumors remain unclear. This study examines in-hospital outcomes after unilateral adrenalectomy for hormonally active tumors. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011) to identify patients undergoing unilateral adrenalectomy for hormonally active or inactive tumors...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684104/acid-base-disorders-in-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Scheiner Bernhard, Lindner Gregor, Reiberger Thomas, Schneeweiss Bruno, Trauner Michael, Zauner Christian, Funk Georg-Christian
Next to the kidneys and lungs, the liver has been recognized as an important regulator of acid-base homeostasis. While respiratory alkalosis is the most common acid-base disorder in chronic liver disease, various complex metabolic acid-base disorders may occur with liver dysfunction. Although the standard variables of acid-base equilibrium, such as pH and overall base excess, often fail to unmask the underlying cause of acid-base disorders, the physical-chemical acid-base model allows a more in-depth pathophysiological understanding and clinical judgement of acid-base disorders in patients with liver diseases...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682990/elevated-serum-triglycerides-in-the-prognostic-assessment-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Qian Wang, Gang Wang, Zhaoyan Qiu, Xianli He, Chaoxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia has been positively associated with the risk of acute pancreatitis (AP), but whether increased triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with the severity of AP remains unknown. To this, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of elevated serum TG on the prognosis of AP. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library to identify all eligible studies (up to September 2016). We pooled the odds ratios (ORs) or standardized mean difference from individual studies using a random-effects model to investigate associations between levels of TG and the prognosis of AP...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679605/discontinuing-noninvasive-ventilation-in-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jacobo Sellares, Miquel Ferrer, Antonio Anton, Hugo Loureiro, Carolina Bencosme, Rodrigo Alonso, Pilar Martinez-Olondris, Javier Sayas, Patricia Peñacoba, Antoni Torres
We assessed whether prolongation of nocturnal noninvasive ventilation (NIV) after recovery from acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with NIV could prevent subsequent relapse of AHRF.A randomised controlled trial was performed in 120 COPD patients without previous domiciliary ventilation, admitted for AHRF and treated with NIV. When the episode was resolved and patients tolerated unassisted breathing for 4 h, they were randomly allocated to receive three additional nights of NIV (n=61) or direct NIV discontinuation (n=59)...
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673216/does-anyone-ever-expect-to-die
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Mhr Anstey, N Watts, N Orford, I M Seppelt, I Mitchell
Patients who come to the intensive care unit are amongst the sickest patients in our hospitals. Patients can be admitted to the intensive care unit unexpectedly (following accidents or sudden onset of illness) or as unplanned but not necessarily truly 'unexpected' admissions. These patients often have significant underlying chronic health issues, including metastatic cancer, advanced cardiac, respiratory, renal, or hepatic failure, or frailty, with a high likelihood of death in the ensuing months. Using the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group Point Prevalence Program, a prospective single-day observational study across 46 Australian hospitals in 2014 and 2015, we found that less than 9% of intensive care unit patients (51/577) had an advance directive available...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673010/rhubarb-vs-glycerin-enema-for-treatment-of-critically-ill-patients-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Bing Wan, Hao Zhang, Jiangtao Yin, Haiyan Fu, Yikun Chen, Liping Yang, Dadong Liu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
Rhubarb has been used as an evacuant for thousands of years. However, recent research has indicated that rhubarb inhibits inflammation and protects organ function. In the current study, the use of rhubarb was investigated in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Specifically, its dual role in attenuating lung and bowel injury by catharsis and inhibiting inflammation was evaluated. Patients in the glycerin group (n=56) received 110 ml of glycerin enema by coloclysis once daily for 7 to 9 days. Patients in the rhubarb group (n=56) were treated with a mixture of 0...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671393/top-20-research-studies-of-2016-for-primary-care-physicians
#17
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
This article summarizes the top 20 original research studies and four practice guidelines of 2016, based on regular literature surveillance and as selected by members of the Canadian Medical Association. The studies, known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), were rated highly because of their relevance, validity, and potential to change practice. Key hypertension treatment findings include reduced mortality (a benefit not demonstrated in lower-risk persons or persons with diabetes mellitus) but also an increase in harms with a more aggressive blood pressure target in high-risk persons with hypertension and without diabetes...
May 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668199/chronic-respiratory-failure-utilization-of-a-pediatric-specialty-integrated-care-program
#18
Robert J Graham, Michael L McManus, Angie Mae Rodday, Ruth Ann Weidner, Susan K Parsons
OBJECTIVE: Describe utilization and satisfaction in a specialty integrated care program for children with severe, chronic respiratory insufficiency (CRI). SUBJECTS: Enrollees of the Critical Care, Anesthesia, Perioperative Extension (CAPE) and Home Ventilation Program. METHODS: Children with CRI received home visits, care coordination, and "on-demand" 24/7 access to physicians. Program activity and outcomes were recorded for 3 years using an adapted Care Coordination Measurement Tool© version...
March 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667347/clinical-analysis-of-diabetic-combined-pulmonary-mucormycosis
#19
Yu-Hong Li, Peng Sun, Jian-Chao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To improve the understanding of diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The clinical data of twelve patients diagnosed as diabetic combined pulmonary mucormycosis were analyzed by the clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease. Patients from January 1999 to June 2015 in our hospital had poor blood glucose control and varying degrees of diabetic chronic complications with an on average of diabetes 8...
June 30, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660206/attitudes-and-preferences-of-home-mechanical-ventilation-users-from-four-european-countries-an-ers-elf-survey
#20
Sarah Masefield, Michele Vitacca, Michael Dreher, Michael Kampelmacher, Joan Escarrabill, Mara Paneroni, Pippa Powell, Nicolino Ambrosino
Home mechanical ventilation is increasingly used by people with chronic respiratory failure. However, there are few reports on attitudes towards treatment. A web-based survey in eight languages was disseminated across 11 European countries to evaluate the perception of home mechanical ventilation provision in ventilator-assisted individuals and caregivers. Out of 787 responders from 11 European countries, 687 were patients and 100 were caregivers. 95% of patients and 94% of caregivers were from only 4 countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain)...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
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