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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239476/prolonged-direct-hemoperfusion-using-a-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-cartridge-provides-sustained-circulatory-stabilization-in-patients-with-septic-shock-a-retrospective-observational-before-after-study
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Kyohei Miyamoto, Yu Kawazoe, Seiya Kato
BACKGROUND: Direct hemoperfusion therapy with polymyxin B immobilized fiber cartridges (PMX-DHP) is widely used for septic shock in Japan and parts of Europe. Although this treatment is usually administered for 2 h, the optimal duration has not been established. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the effects of prolonged and conventional PMX-DHP durations (2 and 12 h, respectively) for septic shock. Between October 2013 and March 2015, 18 patients underwent conventional PMX-DHP, and between April 2015 and May 2016, 18 patients underwent prolonged PMX-DHP...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237841/relationship-between-serum-anti-heat-shock-protein-27-antibody-levels-and-obesity
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Mehrdad Kargari, Samira Tavassoli, Amir Avan, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh, Rasool Asoodeh, Mohsen Nematy, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Farzad Rahmani, Elham Mohammadzade, Habibollah Esmaeili, Mohsen Moohebati, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Seyed Mohammad Reza Parizadeh
BACKGROUND: Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) is an intracellular molecular chaperone that is expressed at high levels following the exposure of cells to environmental stressors such as heat, toxins, and free radicals. High levels of HSP antigens and antibody titers have been reported in several conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancers. We measured serum anti-HSP27 antibody levels in 993 subjects and assessed the associations between serum anti-HSP27 antibody levels and demographic characteristics including coronary risk factors...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229893/safety-and-efficacy-of-natalizumab-in-patients-with-acute-ischaemic-stroke-action-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-2-trial
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Jacob Elkins, Roland Veltkamp, Joan Montaner, S Claiborne Johnston, Aneesh B Singhal, Kyra Becker, Maarten G Lansberg, Weihua Tang, Ih Chang, Kumar Muralidharan, Sarah Gheuens, Lahar Mehta, Mitchell S V Elkind
BACKGROUND: In animal models of acute ischaemic stroke, blocking of the leukocyte-endothelium adhesion by antagonism of α4 integrin reduces infarct volumes and improves outcomes. We assessed the effect of one dose of natalizumab, an antibody against the leukocyte adhesion molecule α4 integrin, in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS: In this double-blind, phase 2 study, patients with acute ischaemic stroke (aged 18-85 years) from 30 US and European clinical sites were randomly assigned (1:1) to 300 mg intravenous natalizumab or placebo with stratification by treatment window and baseline infarct size...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228335/alterations-in-cardiac-autonomic-control-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Fin Biering-Sørensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Nan Liu, Lasse Malmqvist, Jill Maria Wecht, Andrei Krassioukov
A spinal cord injury (SCI) interferes with the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The effect on the cardiovascular system will depend on the extent of damage to the spinal/central component of ANS. The cardiac changes are caused by loss of supraspinal sympathetic control and relatively increased parasympathetic cardiac control. Decreases in sympathetic activity result in heart rate and the arterial blood pressure changes, and may cause arrhythmias, in particular bradycardia, with the risk of cardiac arrest in those with cervical or high thoracic injuries...
February 15, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227006/occurrence-of-elevated-shock-index-in-acute-patients-and-development-of-a-proportional-shock-index-metric
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Thomas Schmidt, Annmarie Lassen, Uffe Kock Wiil, Thomas Schmidt, Annmarie Lassen, Uffe Kock Wiil, Uffe Kock Wiil, Thomas Schmidt, Annmarie Lassen
Although shock index, as the ratio between heart rate and systolic blood pressure, is a well-recognized predictor for adverse outcomes, it is seldom integrated into clinical evaluation procedures as it requires on-the-fly evaluation of multiple terms. In this paper, we investigate the prevalence of elevated shock index in emergency department patients through an analysis of automatic heart rate and blood pressure readings from 809 admissions to an acute bedside ward at a large Danish hospital. The analysis is conducted by evaluating differences in terms of 30 day mortality...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223424/hsp70-inhibition-synergistically-enhances-the-effects-of-magnetic-fluid-hyperthermia-in-ovarian-cancer
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Karem A Court, Hiroto Hatakeyama, Sherry Y Wu, Mangala S Lingegowda, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Lee Ju-Seog, Carlos Rinaldi, Eduardo J Juan, Anil K Sood, Madeline Torres-Lugo
Hyperthermia has been investigated as a potential treatment for cancer. However, specificity in hyperthermia application remains a significant challenge. Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) may be an alternative to surpass such a challenge, but implications of MFH at the cellular level are not well understood. Therefore, the present work focused on the examination of gene expression after MFH treatment and using such information to identify target genes that when inhibited could produce an enhanced therapeutic outcome after MFH...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221185/antipyretic-therapy-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anne M Drewry, Enyo A Ablordeppey, Ellen T Murray, Carolyn R T Stoll, Sonya R Izadi, Catherine M Dalton, Angela C Hardi, Susan A Fowler, Brian M Fuller, Graham A Colditz
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to examine the impact of antipyretic therapy on mortality in critically ill septic adults. DATA SOURCES: Literature searches were implemented in Ovid Medline, Embase, Scopus, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and ClinicalTrials.gov through February 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria were observational or randomized studies of septic patients, evaluation of antipyretic treatment, mortality reported, and English-language version available...
February 17, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217728/association-between-socioeconomic-and-psychological-experiences-of-parents-with-children-on-leukemia-treatment-in-kenyatta-national-hospital-kenya
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Roselyne Anyango Okumu, Margret Muiva, Miriam Wagoro, Fatmah Abdallah, Erick Oweya
OBJECTIVE: The survival rate for children with leukemia has increased dramatically since the late 1990s; treatment effects of the disease can be extremely stressful for families. Research on psychological and socioeconomic effects of leukemia treatment had been conducted in Western countries, but little is known within Africa including Kenya. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 62 out of 72 parents of children undergoing leukemia treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214483/systemic-thrombolysis-increases-hemorrhagic-stroke-risk-without-survival-benefit-compared-with-catheter-directed-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Systemic thrombolysis (ST) and catheter-directed intervention (CDI) are both used in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), but the comparative outcomes of these two therapies remain unclear. The objective of this study was to compare short-term mortality and safety outcomes between the two treatments using a large national database. METHODS: Patients presenting with acute PE were identified in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2009 to 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210362/serum-lactate-predicts-adverse-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-and-without-infection
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Kimie Oedorf, Danielle E Day, Yotam Lior, Victor Novack, Leon D Sanchez, Richard E Wolfe, Hans Kirkegaard, Nathan I Shapiro, Daniel J Henning
INTRODUCTION: Lactate levels are increasingly used to risk stratify emergency department (ED) patients with and without infection. Whether a serum lactate provides similar prognostic value across diseases is not fully elucidated. This study assesses the prognostic value of serum lactate in ED patients with and without infection to both report and compare relative predictive value across etiologies. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational study of ED patients displaying abnormal vital signs (AVS) (heart rate ≥130 bpm, respiratory rate ≥24 bpm, shock index ≥1, and/or systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg)...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205455/commentary
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Christopher A Droege, Neil E Ernst
Obesity presents a growing challenge in critically ill patients because of variable medication pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Vasopressors used in the treatment of septic shock, including norepinephrine, are dosed using weight-based (WB) or non-weight-based (NWB) strategies. Retrospective research has evaluated the effect of total body weight and body mass index on vasopressor requirements, consequently finding that obese patients require less total vasopressor per kilogram to obtain clinical end points such as mean arterial pressure...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196269/shock-index-and-vital-sign-reference-ranges-during-the-immediate-postpartum-period
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Dyese Taylor, Adiel Fleischer, Natalie Meirowitz, Lisa Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To determine reference ranges for patient vital signs during the immediate postpartum period. METHODS: A retrospective chart review collected data on the variables of interest for all women with 0-24-hour postpartum data available at two hospitals in New York, NY, USA, between July 1, 2012, and January 31, 2015. Patients were excluded if they had received antihypertensives, uterotonics, or blood products. Regression lines, with 95% prediction intervals, were constructed for shock index, systolic blood pressure, heart rate, pulse pressure, and rate over pressure evaluation (ROPE) values...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188577/sofa-score-in-septic-patients-incremental-prognostic-value-over-age-comorbidities-and-parameters-of-sepsis-severity
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Francesca Innocenti, Camilla Tozzi, Chiara Donnini, Eleonora De Villa, Alberto Conti, Maurizio Zanobetti, Riccardo Pini
Several widely used scoring systems for septic patients have been validated in an ICU setting, and may not be appropriate for other settings like Emergency Departments (ED) or High-Dependency Units (HDU), where a relevant number of these patients are managed. The purpose of this study is to find reliable tools for prognostic assessment of septic patients managed in an ED-HDU. In 742 patients diagnosed with sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock, not-intubated, admitted in ED between June 2008 and April 2016, SOFA, qSOFA, PIRO, MEWS, Charlson Comorbidity Index, MEDS, and APACHE II were calculated at ED admission (T0); SOFA and MEWS were also calculated after 24 h of ED-High-Dependency Unit stay (T1)...
February 10, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187136/candidate-genes-and-molecular-markers-associated-with-heat-tolerance-in-colonial-bentgrass
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David Jespersen, Faith C Belanger, Bingru Huang
Elevated temperature is a major abiotic stress limiting the growth of cool-season grasses during the summer months. The objectives of this study were to determine the genetic variation in the expression patterns of selected genes involved in several major metabolic pathways regulating heat tolerance for two genotypes contrasting in heat tolerance to confirm their status as potential candidate genes, and to identify PCR-based markers associated with candidate genes related to heat tolerance in a colonial (Agrostis capillaris L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169944/increased-time-to-initial-antimicrobial-administration-is-associated-with-progression-to-septic-shock-in-severe-sepsis-patients
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Bristol B Whiles, Amanda S Deis, Steven Q Simpson
OBJECTIVES: To determine if time to initial antimicrobial is associated with progression of severe sepsis to septic shock. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Six hundred fifty-six bed urban academic medical center. PATIENTS: Emergency department patients greater than or equal to 18 years old with severe sepsis and/or septic shock and antimicrobial administration within 24 hours. Patients with shock on presentation were excluded...
February 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163360/ethiopian-wheat-yield-and-yield-gap-estimation-a-spatially-explicit-small-area-integrated-data-approach
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Michael L Mann, James M Warner
Despite the routine collection of annual agricultural surveys and significant advances in GIS and remote sensing products, little econometric research has integrated these data sources in estimating developing nations' agricultural yields. In this paper, we explore the determinants of wheat output per hectare in Ethiopia during the 2011-2013 principal Meher crop seasons at the kebele administrative area. Using a panel data approach, combining national agricultural field surveys with relevant GIS and remote sensing products, the model explains nearly 40% of the total variation in wheat output per hectare across the country...
February 1, 2017: Field Crops Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160190/changes-in-cardiac-function-after-a-single-intravenous-administration-of-ckd-712-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Sang-In Park, JaeWoo Kim, Kyung-Sang Yu, In-Jin Jang, SeungHwan Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: CKD-712, a candidate treatment for septic shock, acts by increasing cardiac output. This study investigated changes in the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and tolerability of CKD-712 after a single intravenous administration. METHODS: A dose-block-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation study was conducted in 44 healthy subjects receiving 20, 40, 80, 160, 240, or 320 μg/kg CKD-712 or placebo. Pharmacodynamics were evaluated using computerized impedance cardiography, vital signs, platelet aggregation, and bleeding time...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150171/molecular-cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-the-drought-tolerance-gene-mshsp70-from-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-l
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Zhenyi Li, Ruicai Long, Tiejun Zhang, Zhen Wang, Fan Zhang, Qingchuan Yang, Junmei Kang, Yan Sun
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a ubiquitously expressed class of protective proteins that play a key role in plant response to stressful conditions. This study aimed to characterize and investigate the function of an HSP gene in alfalfa (Medicago sativa). MsHSP70, which contains a 2028-bp open reading frame, was identified through homology cloning. MsHSP70 shares high sequence identity (94.47%) with HSP70 from Medicago truncatula. Expression analysis of MsHSP70 in alfalfa organs revealed a relatively higher expression level in aerial organs such as flowers, stems and leaves than in roots...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149028/comparative-evaluation-of-central-venous-pressure-and-sonographic-inferior-vena-cava-variability-in-assessing-fluid-responsiveness-in-septic-shock
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Manjri Garg, Jyotsna Sen, Sandeep Goyal, Dhruva Chaudhry
OBJECTIVE: Fluid infusion, the most critical step in the resuscitation of patients with septic shock, needs preferably continuous invasive hemodynamic monitoring. The study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasonographically measured inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVC CI) in comparison to central venous pressure (CVP) in predicting fluid responsiveness in septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients of septic shock requiring ventilatory support (invasive/noninvasive) were included...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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