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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429768/are-senna-based-laxatives-safe-when-used-as-long-term-treatment-for-constipation-in-children
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Alessandra C Gasior, Nicole Toocheck, Laura Weaver, Richard J Wood, Carlos A Reck, Andrea Wagner, Erin Hoover, Renae Gagnon, Jordon Jaggers, Tassiana Maloof, Onnalisa Nash, Charae Williams, Marc A Levitt
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Senna is a stimulant laxative commonly used by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. Many clinicians avoid Senna for reasons such as tolerance or side effects but this has little scientific justification. We recently found several patients we were caring for developed perineal blistering during the course of Senna treatment. Because of this we chose to review the literature to identify side effects in children taking this medication as well as to analyze our Center's experience with Senna's secondary effects...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408723/the-distribution-and-redistribution-of-fentanyl-norfentanyl-in-post-mortem-samples
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C N Chatterton, M Scott-Ham
This article compares 249 post mortem case reports that were positive for fentanyl/norfentanyl. All the cases were submitted to, and analyzed by, the toxicology department of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This study highlights the varied distribution of fentanyl in the body after death as a result of misadventure, i.e., these are accidental drug overdose cases as opposed to a study of analytical data resulting from fentanyl use/administration in a clinical environment and/or death as a result of suicide...
December 28, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406471/life-threatening-accidental-intravenous-epinephrine-overdose-in-a-12-year-old-boy
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Maya Caroline André, Jürg Hammer
Reports on accidental intravenous epinephrine overdose in children are extremely rare, although medication errors in the management of pediatric anaphylaxis seem to be frequent. We report a case of a 12-year-old boy presenting with a long-lasting skin rash and dyspnea who was incorrectly diagnosed with early anaphylactic shock and was treated with 10-fold the recommended dose administered by the wrong route (intravenous instead of intramuscular). He reacted with acute loss of consciousness and acute cardiorespiratory failure due to arterial hypotension, ischemic heart failure, and severe pulmonary edema...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382024/fimasartan-induced-liver-injury-in-a-patient-with-no-adverse-reactions-on-other-types-of-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-a-case-report
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Dae Hwa Park, Gee Young Yun, Hyuk Soo Eun, Jong Seok Joo, Ju Seok Kim, Sun Hyung Kang, Hee Seok Moon, Eaum Seok Lee, Byung Seok Lee, Kyung Hee Kim, Seok Hyun Kim
RATIONALE: Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are widely used for patients with hypertension, and fimasartan is a recently approved ARBs. Fimasartan can cause headache, dizziness, itching, and coughing. There have been several reports of hepatotoxicity in ARBs. However, there have not yet been published reports of the hepatotoxicity of fimasartan. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old man with hypertension experienced liver injury after fimasartan administration...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371238/potential-opportunities-for-prevention-or-earlier-diagnosis-of-child-physical-abuse-in-the-inpatient-setting
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Henry T Puls, James D Anderst, Jessica L Bettenhausen, Abbey Masonbrink, Jessica L Markham, Laura Plencner, Molly Krager, Matthew B Johnson, Jacqueline M Walker, Christopher S Greeley, Matthew Hall
OBJECTIVES: To compare rates of previous inpatient visits among children hospitalized with child physical abuse (CPA) with controls as well as between individual abuse types. METHODS: In this study, we used the Pediatric Health Information System administrative database of 44 children's hospitals. Children <6 years of age hospitalized with CPA between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2015, were identified by discharge codes and propensity matched to accidental injury controls...
January 25, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363292/acute-intoxications-among-turkish-children
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Baran S Kizilyildiz, Kamuran Karaman, Selvi Özen, Abdurrahman Üner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics, outcomes and clinical features of acute intoxications among children in Van region of Turkey. METHODS: All cases with a diagnosis of acute intoxication admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Yüzüncü Yıl University of Van from June 1, 2010 to November 30, 2011 were evaluated. We retrospectively examined the medical records for demographical and etiological characteristics of patients below 17 years of age...
February 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361317/associations-between-ambient-air-pollution-and-daily-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-congestive-heart-failure-case-crossover-and-nested-case-control-analyses-using-a-distributed-lag-nonlinear-model
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Stephane Buteau, Mark S Goldberg, Richard T Burnett, Antonio Gasparrini, Marie-France Valois, James M Brophy, Dan L Crouse, Marianne Hatzopoulou
BACKGROUND: Persons with congestive heart failure may be at higher risk of the acute effects related to daily fluctuations in ambient air pollution. To meet some of the limitations of previous studies using grouped-analysis, we developed a cohort study of persons with congestive heart failure to estimate whether daily non-accidental mortality were associated with spatially-resolved, daily exposures to ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3), and whether these associations were modified according to a series of indicators potentially reflecting complications or worsening of health...
January 17, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352364/-accidental-central-venous-administation-of-0-1%C3%A2-chlorhexidine-mouthwash
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M Ploner, L M Löffel, G Schüpfer, I Besmer, C J Konrad
Medication errors are frequent and a serious safety concern. Chlorhexidine (CHX) is used daily in healthcare as a disinfectant. Its accidental intravascular injection is scarcely described. Serious complications, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) could be a consequence. We describe a case of central venous administration of 0.1% CHX mouthwash, its potential complications and possibilities of treatment. In contrast to another case report our patient had no detectable adverse side effects...
January 19, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324560/contrast-media-extravasations-in-patients-undergoing-computerized-tomography-scanning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Sandrine Ding, Nicole Richli Meystre, Cosmin Campeanu, Giuseppe Gullo
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and interventions preventing or reducing contrast medium extravasation. INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) is a radiological examination essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of many diseases. It is often performed with the intravenous (IV) injection of contrast agents. Use of these products can result in a significant complication, extravasation, which is the accidental leakage of IV material into the surrounding tissue...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302501/management-of-benign-esophageal-strictures-in-children
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Yvan Vandenplas
Esophageal strictures are seldom in children. In many countries, accidental ingestion of corrosives is a major cause of risk for stricture formation. Therefore, their management is a challenge. Safety and long-term efficacy of esophageal dilation for benign esophageal strictures has been confirmed in children. Because most children with structures are toddlers or younger, balloon dilatation is often preferred over bouginage. There is increasing evidence that short duration administration of high doses steroids may be of benefit in some specific situation (IIb esophagitis according to Zargar classification)...
December 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284358/storage-and-transport-of-reconstituted-omacetaxine-mepesuccinate-considerations-for-home-administration
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Alpa Parikh, Jennifer van de Rijn, Chris Melville, Marazban Sarkari, Sylvie Peltier, Robert McKean
Purpose Omacetaxine mepesuccinate ("omacetaxine") is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult patients with chronic- or accelerated-phase chronic myeloid leukemia with resistance and/or intolerance to two or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors. In May 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved revisions to the packaging information that included directions for home administration of reconstituted omacetaxine by patients or caregivers using syringes filled at a healthcare facility...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246259/macrophages-in-trigeminal-ganglion-contribute-to-ectopic-mechanical-hypersensitivity-following-inferior-alveolar-nerve-injury-in-rats
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Dulguun Batbold, Masamichi Shinoda, Kuniya Honda, Akihiko Furukawa, Momoko Koizumi, Ryuta Akasaka, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Koichi Iwata
BACKGROUND: Accidental mandibular nerve injury may occur during tooth extraction or implant procedures, causing ectopic orofacial pain. The exact mechanisms underlying ectopic orofacial pain following mandibular nerve injury is still unknown. Here, we investigated the role of macrophages and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in the trigeminal ganglion (TG) in ectopic orofacial pain following inferior alveolar nerve transection (IANX). METHODS: IANX was performed and the mechanical head-withdrawal threshold (MHWT) in the whisker pad skin ipsilateral to IANX was measured for 15 days...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236129/-accidental-poisoning-with-aconite-napel-monkshood-simultaneous-treatment-of-two-patients
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M Eberl, M Seidel
The unintentional poisoning with aconite in a 32-year-old healthy woman led to life-threatening neurological and cardiovascular effects with cardiac arrest and need for resuscitation. The combined administration of magnesium and amiodarone was able to stabilize heart rhythm and circulation. Organ damage was not recognized in the follow-up.
December 13, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226716/-case-report-on-choroidal-effusion-after-oral-acetazolamide-administration-an-unusual-manifestation-of-a-well-known-idiosyncratic-effect
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András Hári-Kovács, Judit Soós, Tamás Gyetvai, Andrea Facskó, Mihály Végh
Sulpha drugs are widely employed in medicine for various diseases and disorders. During the last several decades, numerous papers had been published on supra ciliary and posterior choroidal effusion likely presenting as an idiosyncratic effect of these drugs especially of acetazolamide. In each publication, the effusion was associated with either an acute angle-closure glaucoma or transitory myopia or both of these as leading symptoms. In the current publication, authors report on two cases where the acetazolamide-induced choroidal effusion was an accidental finding without either a myopic shift in refraction or an acute elevation in intraocular pressure...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202761/hilbert-schmidt-and-sobol-sensitivity-indices-for-static-and-time-series-wnt-signaling-measurements-in-colorectal-cancer-part-a
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Shriprakash Sinha
BACKGROUND: Ever since the accidental discovery of Wingless [Sharma R.P., Drosophila information service, 1973, 50, p 134], research in the field of Wnt signaling pathway has taken significant strides in wet lab experiments and various cancer clinical trials, augmented by recent developments in advanced computational modeling of the pathway. Information rich gene expression profiles reveal various aspects of the signaling pathway and help in studying different issues simultaneously. Hitherto, not many computational studies exist which incorporate the simultaneous study of these issues...
December 4, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202078/global-climate-change-impact-of-heat-waves-under-different-definitions-on-daily-mortality-in-wuhan-china
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Yunquan Zhang, Renjie Feng, Ran Wu, Peirong Zhong, Xiaodong Tan, Kai Wu, Lu Ma
Background: There was no consistent definition for heat wave worldwide, while a limited number of studies have compared the mortality effect of heat wave as defined differently. This paper aimed to provide epidemiological evidence for policy makers to determine the most appropriate definition for local heat wave warning systems. Methods: We developed 45 heat wave definitions (HWs) combining temperature indicators and temperature thresholds with durations. We then assessed the impact of heat waves under various definitions on non-accidental mortality in hot season (May-September) in Wuhan, China during 2003-2010...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138380/-three-patients-with-gastric-cancer-who-underwent-surgery-during-ramucirumab-treatment
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Hayato Omori, Sadayuki Kawai, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Masanori Tokunaga, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Hirofumi Yasui, Masanori Terashima
According to the REGARD and RAINBOW trials, ramucirumab(RAM)was introduced as second-line therapy for advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. RAM may impair wound healing due to the inhibition of angiogenesis; details on the postoperative course of patients who underwent surgery during RAM treatment remain unclear. Between 2011 and 2016, 93 patients with incurable gastric cancer were treated with RAM in our institute. Among them, 3 patients underwent surgery after RAM treatment. Case 1: A 74-year-old man with liver metastasis from gastric cancer was treated with a paclitaxel(PTX)plus RAM regimen...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106826/operating-at-night-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-intraoperative-adverse-events
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Trine G Eskesen, Thomas Peponis, Noelle Saillant, David R King, Peter J Fagenholz, George C Velmahos, Haytham M A Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: We sought to investigate the association between nighttime (NT) operating and the occurrence of intraoperative adverse events (iAEs). STUDY DESIGN: Our 2007-2012 institutional ACS-NSQIP and administrative databases were screened for iAEs using the ICD-9-CM-based Patient Safety Indicator "accidental puncture or laceration". Procedures were defined as AM (06.00-14.00 h), PM (14.00-22.00 h), or NT (22.00-06.00 h). Univariate and multivariable analyses were performed to investigate the association between PM and NT operating and the occurrence of iAEs...
October 21, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093310/safety-and-efficacy-of-intravenous-administration-for-tranexamic-acid-induced-emesis-in-dogs-with-accidental-ingestion-of-foreign-substances
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Kensuke Orito, Asako Kawarai-Shimamura, Atsushi Ogawa, Atsushi Nakamura
A prospective observational study was performed in canine clinical medicine to evaluate the emetic action and adverse effects of tranexamic acid. Veterinarians treated 137 dogs with a single dose of tranexamic acid (50 mg/kg, IV) after accidental ingestion of foreign substances. If needed, a second (median, 50 mg/kg; range, 20-50 mg/kg, IV) or third dose (median, 50 mg/kg; range, 25-50 mg/kg, IV) was administered. Tranexamic acid induced emesis in 116 of 137 (84.7%) dogs. Median time to onset of emesis was 116...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081025/the-current-state-of-epicutaneous-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Bruce J Lanser, Donald Y M Leung
The food allergy epidemic of recent years has led to the search for safe and effective methods of immunotherapy for foods. Studies of epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) in mice have shown promising safety and efficacy data. Murine models have also identified probable mechanisms for the development of tolerance to food allergens, including the induction of regulatory T cells. Clinical data is lacking, but relatively small and early studies among peanut and cow's milk allergic subjects suggest that EPIT has an excellent safety profile, particularly compared to other methods of specific allergen immunotherapy...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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