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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091865/improving-the-diagnostic-workup-of-hyponatremia-in-the-setting-of-kidney-disease-a-continuing-medical-education-cme-initiative
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Ladan Golestaneh, Joel Neugarten, William Southern, Faraj Kargoli, Amanda Raff
PURPOSE: Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte disorder and is associated with mortality. We examined the frequency of appropriate testing in response to an episode of inpatient hyponatremia in a large urban hospital to better inform our educational intervention. We then evaluated the impact of a live CME activity with a focus on CKD- and ESRD-associated hyponatremia physiology, on diagnostic practices of audience hospitalist attendings. METHODS: We performed a retrospective database analysis of all patients admitted to Montefiore Medical Center in 2014 to examine the performance of hospital staff in response to hyponatremia across all CKD stages...
January 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081344/peripheral-flt-3-ligand-levels-as-a-pathobiological-parameter-duringthe-clinical-course-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Memduh Şahin, İbrahim Celalettin Haznedaroğlu, Demircan Özbalcı
BACKGROUND/AIM: FLT-3 ligand is a growth factor affecting the hematopoietic lineage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variability of peripheral FLT-3 ligand during the clinical course of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients were enrolled in this study in order to assess alterations in the circulating levels of FLT-3 ligand during the clinical course of AML. RESULTS: We studied the association in the diagnostic period between the FLT-3 ligand and peripheral blood cells together with serum electrolytes...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078862/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-proprietary-lipid-lowering-nutraceutical-supplement-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
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M Houston, R Rountree, J Lamb, S Phipps, S Meng, B Zhang
There is an ever growing emergence in the popularity of patient-driven care. As this health and wellness model grows, inquiries into diet, lifestyle, and supplemental approaches will continue to become a focal point for the healthcare consumer. Because of this, the aim of this study is to determine the tolerability, and overall effectiveness of a proprietary multi-ingredient lipid-lowering supplement in subjects with dyslipidemia. Forty participants were recruited for a single-center, double-blind randomized, placebocontrolled trial...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074251/hyponatremia-and-fractures-should-hyponatremia-be-further-studied-as-a-potential-biochemical-risk-factor-to-be-included-in-frax-algorithms
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REVIEW
J C Ayus, T Bellido, A L Negri
The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®) was developed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for metabolic bone diseases to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on patient models that integrate the risk associated with clinical variables and bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck. The clinical risk factors included in FRAX were chosen to include only well-established and independent variables related to skeletal fracture risk. The FRAX tool has acquired worldwide acceptance despite having several limitations...
January 10, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070675/-refeeding-syndrome-in-geriatric-patients-a-frequently-overlooked-complication
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Rainer Wirth, Rebecca Diekmann, Olga Fleiter, Leonhardt Fricke, Annika Kreilkamp, Mirja Katrin Modreker, Christian Marburger, Stefan Nels, Rolf Schaefer, Heinz-Peter Willschrei, Dorothee Volkert
The refeeding syndrome is a life-threatening complication that can occur after initiation of a nutrition therapy in malnourished patients. If the risk factors and pathophysiology are known, the refeeding syndrome can effectively be prevented and treated, if recognized early. A slow increase of food intake and the close monitoring of serum electrolyte levels play an important role. Because the refeeding syndrome is not well known and the symptoms may vary extremely, this complication is poorly recognized, especially against the background of geriatric multimorbidity...
January 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070473/renal-infiltration-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-fanconi-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Shoab Saadat, Syed Nayer Mahmud, Asim Qureshi
We report the case of a 16-year-old female patient with a known history of coeliac disease, who presented with the complaints of diarrhea, vomiting and generalized body weakness. On examination, she was found to have dehydration, decreased power in all her limbs, cervical lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. Investigations showed severe hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia, hypoglycemia and mildly enlarged kidneys on ultrasonography. Biopsy of the duodenum confirmed the flare up of coeliac disease, while cervical lymph node biopsy was positive for atypical lymphoid infiltrate and a morphology suggestive of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
November 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063380/hydroxytyrosol-supplementation-increases-vitamin-c-levels-in-vivo-a-human-volunteer-trial
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Eduardo Lopez-Huertas, Juristo Fonolla
Hydroxytyrosol (HT) is a main phenolic component of olive oil. In this study, we investigated the safety and effects produced by HT purified (99.5%) from olive mill waste. HT was administered at a daily dosage of 45mg for 8 weeks to volunteers with mild hyperlipidemia (n=14). We measured markers of cardiovascular disease risk, enzyme markers of several clinical conditions, hematology, antioxidant parameters, vitamins and minerals at baseline (T0), 4 weeks (T4) and 8 weeks (T8). The values obtained at T4 and T8 were compared with baseline...
December 26, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060134/severe-hyponatremia-in-a-single-center-series-of-84-homogenously-treated-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Szymon Janczar, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Wojciech Mlynarski
Electrolyte abnormalities are hallmark metabolic disturbances during the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Hyponatremia is an ominous laboratory sign in the setting of neoplasia. We analyzed the incidence, risk factors, associations, specific interventions and outcomes of severe hyponatremia in a single-center series of children with ALL. The incidence of severe hyponatremia, defined as serum sodium levels below 130 mmol/L on at least 2 of 3 consecutive days, was 11.9%. History of hyponatremia episode is associated with neurologic complications (P=0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043672/the-changes-of-electrolytes-in-serum-and-urine-in-children-with-neurally-mediated-syncope-cured-by-oral-rehydration-salts
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Wenhua Zhang, Runmei Zou, Lijia Wu, Xuemei Luo, Yi Xu, Fang Li, Ping Lin, Zhenwu Xie, Cheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the changes of electrolytes in serum and urine in children with nerve mediated syncope (NMS) cured by oral rehydration salts (ORS). METHOD: From May 2014 to April 2015, 135 patients with symptoms like unexplained syncope and presyncope were administrated in our hospital, including 60 boys and 75 girls, aged between 4 and 16 (10.2±2.7) years. After head-up tilt test (HUTT), their electrolytes in serum and urine were examined. Those who were positive to the HUTT received ORS and health education, while others were only treated by health education...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029394/non-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis-a-clinical-approach%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-evaluation
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Mandana Rastegar, Glenn T Nagami
Acid-base disturbances can result from kidney or nonkidney disorders. We present a case of high-volume ileostomy output causing large bicarbonate losses and resulting in a non-anion gap metabolic acidosis. Non-anion gap metabolic acidosis can present as a form of either acute or chronic metabolic acidosis. A complete clinical history and physical examination are critical initial steps to begin the evaluation process, followed by measuring serum electrolytes with a focus on potassium level, blood gas, urine pH, and either direct or indirect urine ammonium concentration...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028530/acid-base-and-hemodynamic-status-of-patients-with-intraoperative-hemorrhage-using-two-solution-types-crystalloid-ringer-lactate-and-1-3-sodium-bicarbonate-in-half-normal-saline-solution
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Sayed Jalal Hashemi, Sayed Morteza Heidari, Ahmad Yaraghi, Reza Seirafi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hemorrhage is one of the problems during surgery and, if it happens in a high volume without an immediate action to control, it can be fatal. Nowadays, various injectable solutions are used. The aim of this study was to compare the acid-base and hemodynamic status of the patient using two solutions, Ringer lactate and 1.3% sodium bicarbonate, in half saline solution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was performed at the Al-Zahra Hospital in 2013 on 66 patients who were randomly selected and put in two studied groups at the onset of hemorrhage...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025959/hypokalemia-associated-with-acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-in-an-esrd-patient
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Khaled Boobés, Robert M Rosa, Daniel Batlle
Ogilvie's syndrome, or acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, is characterized by massive dilation of the colon without mechanical obstruction. Water and electrolytes often can be sequestered in the dilated intestinal loops resulting in profuse and watery diarrhea as well as hypokalemia. We report an anuric, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) who developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction causing a prolonged hospitalization. He also developed severe hypokalemia with a serum potassium (K+) as low as 2...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025645/clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-acute-porphyria-a-study-of-36-subjects-in-a-chinese-tertiary-referral-center
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Jing Yang, Qianlong Chen, Hang Yang, Baolai Hua, Tienan Zhu, Yongqiang Zhao, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu, Li Zhang, Zhou Zhou
Porphyria is a group of eight metabolic disorders characterized by defects in heme biosynthesis. The presentation of porphyria is highly variable, and the symptoms are nonspecific, which accounts in part for delays in establishing a diagnosis. In this study, we report the characteristics of 36 Chinese acute porphyria patients. Most of them were female (33/36), and the median age was 25.3 years (range 18-45 years). The most frequent presenting symptom was abdominal pain (32/36). Hyponatremia was the most common electrolyte abnormality (29/36), and the serum sodium concentration was significantly negatively correlated with convulsion (p = 0...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019119/evaluation-of-bacillus-subtilis-spb1-biosurfactant-effects-on-hyperglycemia-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-ace-activity-and-kidney-function-in-rats-fed-on-high-fat-high-fructose-diet
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Raida Zouari, Khaled Hamden, Abdelfattah El Feki, Khansa Chaabouni, Fatma Makni-Ayadi, Fahima Sallemi, Semia Ellouze-Chaabouni, Dhouha Ghribi-Aydi
This study investigated the protective and the curative effects of Bacillus subtilis SPB1 crude lipopeptide biosurfactant in alleviating induced obesity complications in rats fed on high-fat-high-fructose diet (HFFD). Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups with the following treatment schedule: normal diet-fed rats (CD), HFFD-fed rats, HFFD-fed rats supplemented with SPB1 biosurfactant from the first day of the experiment (HFFD + Bios1), rats fed on HFFD receiving standard drug (HFFD + Torva), or SPB1 biosurfactant (HFFD + Bios2) during the last 4 weeks of the study...
December 25, 2016: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011057/the-ischemic-nephrotoxic-acute-kidney-injury-and-the-use-of-renal-biomarkers-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Michele Andreucci, Teresa Faga, Antonio Pisani, Maria Perticone, Ashour Michael
The term Acute Renal Failure (ARF) has been replaced by the term Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). AKI indicates an abrupt (within 24-48h) decrease in Glomerular Filtraton Rate, due to renal damage, that causes fluid and metabolic waste retention and alteration of electrolyte and acid-base balance. The renal biomarkers of AKI are substances or processes that are indicators of normal or impaired function of the kidney. The most used renal biomarker is still serum creatinine that is inadequate for several reasons, one of which is its inability to differentiate between hemodynamic changes of renal function ("prerenal azotemia") from intrinsic renal failure or obstructive nephropathy...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008957/transurethral-enucleation-of-prostate-with-button-electrode-plasmakinetic-vaporization-for-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#17
Bo Peng, Jianhua Huang, Guangchun Wang, Haimin Zhang, Min Liu
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common disease in aged men. In this study, we investigated the efficacy and safety of transurethral enucleation of prostate with button electrode plasmakinetic vaporization for the treatment of BPH. 60 patients diagnosed with BPH who were treated in our hospital from August to December, 2014 by enucleation with button electrode were retrospectively reviewed, and operation time, urinary catheter indwelling time, continuous bladder irrigation time, operation related complications, maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax), post-void residual urine volume (PVR), International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life assessment (QOL), perioperative hemoglobin and electrolytes were recorded...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987362/effect-of-multiple-freeze-thaw-cycles-on-selected-biochemical-serum-components
#18
Randi E Gislefoss, Marianne Lauritzen, Hilde Langseth, Lars Mørkrid
BACKGROUND: To maintain the best performance a frozen serum sample should be thawed once to prevent repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Archival biobanks often have one tube of a sample available, causing repeated freeze-thaw cycles when the sample is used in multiple research projects. In this study, we investigated potential effects of freeze-thaw cycles on several biochemical components in serum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum from 40 fasting donors of both genders, aged 30-60 years, were frozen at -25 °C...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975067/hyperlactatemia-and-the-outcome-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-suffering-acute-myocardial-infarction
#19
Jovanovic Aleksandar, Peric Vladan, Snezana Markovic-Jovanovic, Radojica Stolic, Jadranka Mitic, Tanja Smilic
Background. Increased lactate production is frequent in unregulated/complicated diabetes mellitus. Methods. Three groups, each consisting of 40 patients (type 2 diabetics with myocardial infarction, DM+AMI, nondiabetics suffering myocardial infarction, MI, and diabetics with no apparent cardiovascular pathology, DM group), were tested for pH, serum bicarbonate and electrolytes, blood lactate, and CK-MB. Results. Blood lactate levels were markedly higher in AMI+DM compared to MI group (4.54 ± 1.44 versus 3...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967227/sodium-and-water-imbalance-after-sellar-suprasellar-and-parasellar-surgery
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Zareen Kiran, Aisha Sheikh, Sehrish Nizar Ali Momin, Isra Majeed, Safia Awan, Owais Rashid, Najmul Islam
OBJECTIVES: To report the frequency of sodium and water disturbances (SWD) in patients undergoing sellar, suprasellar and parasellar surgery (SSPS). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional retrospective study on 115 patients in the Aga Khan University Hospital after ethical approval. Patients were 16 years old or older undergoing pituitary or sellar surgeries. We collected data on basic sociodemographic characteristics and clinical indication for surgery. We noted laboratory values for serum electrolytes, plasma and urine osmolality, urine sodium and 24-hour fluid balance from immediate postoperative day till discharge and follow up...
December 14, 2016: Endocrine Practice
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