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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213328/an-integrated-dual-functional-recognition-amplification-bio-label-for-the-one-step-impedimetric-detection-of-micro-rna-21
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Sawsen Azzouzi, Wing Cheung Mak, Kamalodin Kor, Anthony P F Turner, Mounir Ben Ali, Valerio Beni
Alteration in expression of miRNAs has been correlated with different cancer types, tumour stage and response to treatments. In this context, a structurally responsive oligonucleotide-based electrochemical impedimetric biosensor has been developed for the simple and sensitive detection of miRNA-21. A highly specific biotinylated DNA/LNA molecular beacon (MB) probe was conjugated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to create an integrated, dual function bio-label (biotin-MB-AuNPs) for both biorecognition and signal generation...
February 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213045/identification-of-the-causes-for-chronic-hypokalemia-importance-of-urinary-sodium-and-chloride-excretion
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Kun-Lin Wu, Chih-Jen Cheng, Chih-Chen Sung, Ming-Hua Tseng, Yu-Juei Hsu, Sung-Sen Yang, Tom Chau, Shih-Hua Lin
BACKGROUND: Uncovering the correct diagnosis of chronic hypokalemia with potassium (K(+)) wasting from the kidneys or gut can be fraught with challenges. We identified clinical and laboratory parameters helpful for differentiating the causes of chronic hypokalemia. METHODS: Normotensive patients referred to our tertiary academic medical center for the evaluation of chronic hypokalemia were prospectively enrolled over five years. Clinical features, laboratory examinations-including blood and spot urine electrolytes, acid-base status, biochemistries and hormones-as well as genetic analysis were determined...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210501/perioperative-concerns-for-profound-metabolic-alkalosis-during-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Jung Ju Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Hong Soon Kim, Kyung Cheon Lee, Youn Yi Jo
INTRODUCTION: Profound metabolic alkalosis is an uncommon consideration for the anesthetic management of kidney transplantation. Serum total carbon dioxide content and complex electrolyte abnormalities might be important diagnostic clues for the presence of metabolic alkalosis in the absence of arterial blood gas analysis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old female visited Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea during year 2015. She experienced aggravated renal function due to chronic hypokalemia and severe hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis, induced by laxative abuse, and underwent ABO incompatible kidney transplantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209079/acid-base-disorders-after-orthotopic-bladder-replacement-comparison-of-an-ileal-neobladder-and-an-ileal-conduit
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AJin Cho, Seung Min Lee, Jung Woo Noh, Don Kyoung Choi, Yongseong Lee, Sung Tae Cho, Ki Kyung Kim, Young Goo Lee, Young Ki Lee
OBJECTIVES: For many years, creation of an orthotopic neobladder after cystectomy has been popular. In the present study, we measured the extent of metabolic acidosis in patients with ileal neobladders compared with ileal conduits and defined risk factors for development of metabolic acidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 95 patients, who underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion to treat invasive bladder cancer from January 2001 to December 2014 at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, through investigation of acid-base balance, serum electrolyte levels and renal function one month and one year after operation...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202112/-risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-children-with-severe-adenovirus-pneumonia
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Miao Huang, Rong Luo, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for poor prognosis of severe adenovirus pneumonia (SAP) in children. METHODS: The clinical data of 189 children with SAP were retrospectively analyzed. Univariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the risk factors for poor prognosis. RESULTS: The univariate logistic regression analysis showed that the patients with hemoglobin <90 g/L, plasma albumin <30 g/L, C-reactive protein >30 mg/L, procalcitonin >10 ng/mL, alanine aminotransferase >100 U/L, or aspartate aminotransferase >100 U/L had poor prognosis (P<0...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194571/repetitive-reddish-discoloration-of-urine-in-a-female-adolescent-following-short-distance-walking-on-a-smooth-road-questions
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Ekaterini Siomou, Maria Baziou, Evagelos Premetis, Cristina Vercellati, Nikolaos Chaliasos, Alexandros Makis
A previously healthy 15-year-old girl was evaluated following five episodes of reddish urine discoloration after walking for approximately 30 min on a smooth roadway. In each episode, the discoloration lasted for four to five urinations and followed by normal urine dipstick tests. No other exercise-produced urine discoloration and no other symptoms were reported. Laboratory evaluation during the episodes revealed a reddish urine sample with 3+ hemoglobin/myoglobin and absence of hematuria. Full blood count, serum creatinine, liver function tests, and electrolyte levels were all within normal limits...
February 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188722/prevalence-of-hypokalemia-before-and-after-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy-in-high-risk-patients
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Ankie Reumkens, Ad A M Masclee, Bjorn Winkens, Cees T van Deursen, Silvia Sanduleanu, C Minke Bakker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bowel preparation for colonoscopy should not cause significant shifts in systemic electrolyte concentrations. We recently encountered 2 cases of severe postcolonoscopy hypokalemia with fatal consequences, prompting us to conduct a study to explore the magnitude of and risk factors for hypokalemia associated with bowel preparation. We paid specific attention to higher risk subgroups, in particular diuretic users, hospitalized patients and patients estimated at to be high risk by the gastroenterologist...
February 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184150/randomized-masked-in-vitro-comparison-of-three-commercially-available-tear-film-osmometers
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Guillermo Rocha, Eric Gulliver, Armand Borovik, Clara C Chan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the precision and accuracy of commercially available tear film osmometers. METHODS: Contrived tear solution target values representing the physiological range of tear osmolarity (normal eyes 297 mOsm/L, moderately dry eyes 342 mOsm/L, and severe dry eyes 383 mOsm/L) were constructed using a mix of mono- and divalent electrolytes, metabolites, serum albumin, and pH balanced to 7.4. Solution values were randomized and masked from the investigators during testing...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163524/afebrile-seizures-as-initial-symptom-of-hypocalcemia-secondary-to-hypoparathyroidism
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Anastasia Gkampeta, Eftyxia Kouma, Anastasia Touliopoulou, Efstathios Aggelopoulos, Eleni Vourti
Hypocalcemia is rare in childhood and caused, among other conditions, by hypoparathyroidism. DiGeorge syndrome is the most common cause of hypoparathyroidism in childhood. Presentation of a rare cause of hypocalcemia in childhood and the necessity of measuring serum electrolyte levels in patients presenting with afebrile seizures. a 7.5-year-old female child presented with afebrile seizures lasting 5 min with postictal drowsiness. A similar episode 1 month ago is described. On admission, a positive Trousseau sign, papilledema, and long QTc on electrocardiography were detected...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149822/a-profile-of-metabolic-acidosis-in-patients-with-sepsis-in-an-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Kartik Ganesh, R N Sharma, Jaicob Varghese, M G K Pillai
CONTEXT: Metabolic acidosis is frequently found in patients with severe sepsis. An understanding of types of acidosis in sepsis and their evolution over the course of treatment may give us insight into the behavior of acid-base balance in these patients. AIMS: To describe at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and over the first 5 days the composition of metabolic acidosis in patients with sepsis and to evaluate and compare acidosis patterns in survivors and nonsurvivors...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149029/efficacy-of-conivaptan-and-hypertonic-3-saline-in-treating-hyponatremia-due-to-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-in-a-tertiary-intensive-care-unit
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Sridhar Nagepalli Venkatarami Reddy, Pradeep Rangappa, Ipe Jacob, Rajeswari Janakiraman, Karthik Rao
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia is one of the most common electrolyte abnormalities encountered in clinical practice and has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. The optimal management of hyponatremia is still evolving. Over the last decade, vaptans have been increasingly used in clinical practice with promising results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included eighty patients with symptomatic hyponatremia due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) admitted and treated in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with either conivaptan or hypertonic (3%) saline...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146293/effect-of-fluid-media-on-the-mechanical-properties-of-continuous-pattern-ending-surgeon-s-square-and-aberdeen-knots-in-vitro
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Matthew Coleridge, Alexandra M Gillen, Ramsis Farag, R Reid Hanson, Amelia S Munsterman
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the knot holding capacity (KHC) of pattern-ending square, surgeon's and Aberdeen knots each tied in 4 throw combinations using large gauge suture after exposure to media commonly found in equine abdominal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: In vitro mechanical study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Knotted suture strands (n = 10/group). METHODS: Strands of 2 polydioxanone or 3 polyglactin 910 were exposed to 1 of 4 media for 15 minutes...
February 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145415/changes-in-serum-osmotic-pressure-following-haemodialysis-treatments-lead-to-changes-in-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-estimates-of-lean-and-adipose-tissue
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M Antonelou, S El-Kateb, N Davies, A Davenport
Haemodialysis (HD) patients are at risk of sarcopenia. Newer bioimpedance devices (BIS) using a three-compartmental body composition model, separate extracellular water overhydration from normo-hydrated lean tissue mass (LTM) and adipose tissue mass (ATM). During HD hydration status changes, along with changes in electrolytes and solutes, and may alter body composition measurements. As such, we measured BIS and serum osmotic pressure (sOP) pre- and post dialysis in 43 patients. There were no significant changes in LTM (39...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140318/perspective-the-case-for-an-evidence-based-reference-interval-for-serum-magnesium-the-time-has-come
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Rebecca B Costello, Ronald J Elin, Andrea Rosanoff, Taylor C Wallace, Fernando Guerrero-Romero, Adela Hruby, Pamela L Lutsey, Forrest H Nielsen, Martha Rodriguez-Moran, Yiqing Song, Linda V Van Horn
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee indicated that magnesium was a shortfall nutrient that was underconsumed relative to the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for many Americans. Approximately 50% of Americans consume less than the EAR for magnesium, and some age groups consume substantially less. A growing body of literature from animal, epidemiologic, and clinical studies has demonstrated a varied pathologic role for magnesium deficiency that includes electrolyte, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and inflammatory disorders; osteoporosis; hypertension; cardiovascular diseases; metabolic syndrome; and diabetes...
November 2016: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138765/low-dose-carperitide-%C3%AE-human-a-type-natriuretic-peptide-alleviates-hemoglobin-concentration-decrease-during-prolonged-oral-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Masanori Tsukamoto, Sayuri Koyama, Kanako Esaki, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
PURPOSE: Surgical injury stimulates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and causes antidiuresis, leading to postoperative oliguria. Carperitide (α-human A-type natriuretic peptide) is a cardiac peptide hormone secreted from the atrium. This peptide hormone enhances diuresis by suppressing the RAAS. In our experience, carperitide alleviates decreased hemoglobin (Hb) concentration during elective surgery. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between low-dose carperitide (0...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127482/successful-management-of-refractory-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-with-amiloride
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Patrick Oguejiofor, Robert Chow, Kenneth Yim, Bernard G Jaar
A 28-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism, Sjögren's Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) presented with complaints of severe generalized weakness, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test showed hypokalemia at 1.6 mmol/l, nonanion metabolic acidosis with HCO3 of 11 mmol/l, random urine pH of 7.0, and urine anion gap of 8 mmol/l. CT scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral nephrocalcinosis. A diagnosis of type 1 RTA likely secondary to Sjögren's Syndrome was made...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126247/fluid-therapy-management-in-hospitalized-patients-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Brugnolli, Federica Canzan, Anita Bevilacqua, Oliva Marognolli, Giuseppe Verlato, Silvia Vincenzi, Elisa Ambrosi
PURPOSE: Intravenous (IV) fluid therapy is widely used in hospitalized patients. It has been internationally studied in surgical patients, but little attention to date has been dedicated to medical patients within the Italian context. The aims of the present study were to describe the prevalence of fluid therapy and associated factors among Italian patients admitted to medical and surgical units, describe the methods used to manage fluid therapy, and analyze the monitoring of patients by clinical staff...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124201/hyperkalemia-masked-by-pseudo-stemi-infarct-pattern-and-cardiac-arrest
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Shareez Peerbhai, Luke Masha, Adrian DaSilva-DeAbreu, Abhijeet Dhoble
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia is a common electrolyte abnormality and has well-recognized early electrocardiographic manifestations including PR prolongation and symmetric T wave peaking. With severe increase in serum potassium, dysrhythmias and atrioventricular and bundle branch blocks can be seen on electrocardiogram. Although cardiac arrest is a worrisome consequence of untreated hyperkalemia, rarely does hyperkalemia electrocardiographically manifest as acute ischemia. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of acute renal failure complicated by malignant hyperkalemia and eventual ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124029/consequences-of-androctonus-mauretanicus-and-buthus-occitanus-scorpion-venoms-on-electrolyte-levels-in-rabbits
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Khadija Daoudi, Fatima Chgoury, Myriam Rezzak, Oussama Bourouah, Lotfi Boussadda, Abdelaziz Soukri, Jean-Marc Sabatier, Naoual Oukkache
Androctonus mauretanicus (A. mauretanicus) and Buthus occitanus (B. occitanus) scorpions, which belong to the Buthidae family, are the most venomous scorpions in Morocco. For the first time, we investigated the effects of such scorpion venoms on serum electrolytes in subcutaneously injected rabbits. For this purpose, 3 groups of 6 albinos adult male rabbits (New Zealand) were used in this experiment. Two of the groups were given a single subcutaneous injection of either crude Am venom (5 μg/kg) or Bo venom (8 μg/kg) whereas the third group (control group) only received physiological saline solution (NaCl 0...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123500/effects-of-low-dose-tolvaptan-on-electrolyte-abnormality-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-a-liver-cirrhosis-associated-portopulmonary-hypertension-patient-a-case-report
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Yoshito Ogihara, Norikazu Yamada, Kaoru Dohi, Akimasa Matsuda, Satoshi Ota, Ken Ishikura, Mashio Nakamura, Masaaki Ito
The present study reported a case of portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) that was secondary to underlying liver cirrhosis in a 58-year-old woman, who was successfully treated with low-dose tolvaptan. The patient had suffered from refractory peripheral edema and electrolyte abnormalities, including severe hypokalemia, under the combination therapy of sildenafil, ambrisentan, furosemide and spironolactone. Subsequent to the initiation of low-dose tolvaptan at 3.75 mg/day with concurrent de-escalation of the dose of furosemide, the daily urine volume increased, peripheral edema improved and the serum potassium level increased immediately...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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