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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930912/reducing-elevated-heart-rates-in-patients-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-with-the-if-funny-channel-current-inhibitor-ivabradine
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Sebastian Nuding, Jochen Schröder, Peter Presek, Andreas Wienke, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Henning Ebelt, Karl Werdan
INTRODUCTION: A heart rate higher than 90 beats/min indicates an unfavorable prognosis for patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). We sought to investigate the effect of the pacemaker current (If) inhibitor ivabradine on heart rate, hemodynamics, and disease severity among patients with MODS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective, controlled, randomized, open-label, two-arm phase II trial, seventy patients with MODS, a sinus rhythm of at least 90 beats/min, and contraindications to β-blocker therapy were randomly assigned to receive the standard treatment ± ivabradine (5 mg twice daily) for 96 h via the enteral route...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928059/garlic-extract-increases-non-clipped-kidney-tubular-natriuresis-and-diuresis-in-the-2-kidney-1-clip-rat-model-significance-in-hypertension
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Khaled K Al-Qattan, Martha Thomson, Muslim Ali
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II (AngII) is a potent modulator of vascular tone and renal clearance function. Raw garlic aqueous extract (RGAE) inhibits angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) dipeptidase activity and therefore AngII generation in the 2-kidney, 1-clip rat model (2K-1Cr). OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of RGAE on the non-clipped kidney clearance function and blood pressure (BP) in the 2 K-1Cr. METHOD: 2K-1Cr were anesthetized, cannulated and instrumentalized and the acute effect during the first hour post-administration of a single intravenous dose of RGAE (30mg/100gb...
September 12, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923410/extended-case-duration-and-hypotension-are-associated-with-higher-grade-postoperative-complications-after-urinary-diversion-for-non-oncological-disease
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Y Santiago-Lastra, Michael R Mathis, Elizabeth Andraska, Aleda L Thompson, Bahaa S Malaeb, Anne P Cameron, J Quentin Clemens, John T Stoffel
OBJECTIVE: To report survival for patients who undergo urinary diversion for benign indications and to identify risk factors for morbidity at 90 days. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of consecutive urinary diversions with or without cystectomy for non-oncological indications at a single institution. The indication for diversion was intractable incontinence, upper tract deterioration, urinary fistula, and unmanageable bladder pain. Patients were categorized according to their most severe complication within 90 days of surgery, using the Clavien-Dindo system...
September 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923305/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-low-lactate-level-and-septic-shock
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Dong Hyun Oh, Moo Hyun Kim, Woo Yong Jeong, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Je Eun Song, In Young Jung, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: According to the new definition of septic shock, vasopressor therapy and hyperlactatemia are essential for diagnosis. However, there is controversy regarding the cutoff value for lactate, and prognostic factors in patients with septic shock and hypolactatemia. This study evaluated the prognostic significance of the cutoff value for lactate level in septic shock patients. METHODS: The retrospective observational cohort study enrolled 1043 patients aged ≥18 years who meet the revised definition of septic shock...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921168/chromosomal-abnormalities-affect-the-surgical-outcome-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-large-cohort-analysis
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Dala Zakaria, Xinyu Tang, Rupal Bhakta, Nahed O ElHassan, Parthak Prodhan
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can have associated genetic abnormalities. This study evaluated the incidence of genetic abnormalities among infants with HLHS and the short-term outcomes of this population during the first hospitalization. This is a retrospective analysis of the multi-center Pediatric Heath Information System database of infants with HLHS who underwent Stage I Norwood, Hybrid, or heart transplant during their first hospitalization from 2004 through 2013. We compared clinical data between infants with and without genetic abnormality, among the three most common chromosomal abnormalities, and between survivors and non-survivors...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920051/comparison-of-1-and-2-minute-sitting-positions-versus-immediately-lying-down-on-hemodynamic-variables-after-spinal-anesthesia-with-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-in-elective-cesarean-section
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Pooran Hajian, Mahshid Nikooseresht, Tayebe Lotfi
BACKGROUND: Hypotension is one of the most common complications of spinal anesthesia in parturients undergoing cesarean section. In this regard, the patient's position may affect the incidence of hypotension. OBJECTIVES: In this clinical trial, we evaluated the effects of 1- and 2-minute sitting positions versus immediately lying down after spinal anesthesia on hypotension and vasopressor requirements. METHODS: A total of 72 parturients, scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia, were randomly divided into 3 groups (24 subjects per group)...
April 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918427/safety-of-monitored-anesthesia-care-using-propofol-based-sedation-for-pleuroscopy
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Erik Vakil, Mona Sarkiss, David Ost, Macarena R Vial, Roberto F Casal, Georgie A Eapen, Horiana B Grosu
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach to sedation for pleuroscopy remains undefined. Propofol is the favored sedative-hypnotic for many proceduralists but has a narrow therapeutic window and the risk for oversedation is high. Propofol-based sedation administered by anesthesiologists and the routine use of end-tidal capnography and bispectral index (BIS) monitoring may attenuate risks of complications. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of monitored anesthesia care for pleuroscopy...
September 16, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916121/controversies-in-corticosteroid-use-for-sepsis
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are potentially deadly conditions managed in the emergency department (ED). Management centers on source control, fluid resuscitation, broad-spectrum antimicrobials, and vasopressors as needed. The use of corticosteroids is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence behind corticosteroid therapy in patients with septic shock. DISCUSSION: Septic shock is associated with severe mortality and morbidity...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915308/mutilating-purpura-fulminans-in-an-adult-with-meningococcal-sepsis
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María Elena Arnáiz-García, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Francisco Gutierrez-Diez, Juan Francisco Nistal, Jose María González-Santos, Ivana Pulitani, Carlos Amado-Diago, Javier Arnáiz
We report a dramatic case of meningococcal sepsis manifesting as purpura fulminans in an elderly diabetic woman. Hemodynamic instability and severe bilateral cutaneous lesions involving her hands and feet developed rapidly. Specific antibiotic therapy and the administration of inotropic and vasopressor drugs were initiated. The severity and extension of the cutaneous lesions (attributed to purpura fulminans) worsened because of the need for vasoconstrictors for the treatment of septic shock. Bilateral transmetatarsal and metacarpal amputations were required to stabilize the patient...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915214/non-hemodynamic-effects-of-catecholamines
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Clair Hartmann, Peter Radermacher, Martin Wepler, Benedikt Nußbaum
Circulatory shock is defined as an imbalance between tissue oxygen supply and demand, and mostly results from a loss of blood volume, cardiac pump failure, and/or reduction of vasomotor tone. The clinical hallmarks of circulatory shock are arterial hypotension and lactate acidosis. Since the degree and duration of hypotension are major determinants of outcome, vasopressor administration represents a cornerstone therapy to treat these patients. Current guidelines recommend the use of catecholamines as the drug of first choice...
October 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913813/pharmacotherapy-pearls-for-emergency-neurological-life-support
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Gretchen M Brophy, Theresa Human
The appropriate use of medications during Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is essential to optimize patient care. Important considerations when choosing the appropriate agent include the patient's organ function and medication allergies, potential adverse drug effects, drug interactions and critical illness and aging pathophysiologic changes. Critical medications used during ENLS include hyperosmolar therapy, anticonvulsants, antithrombotics, anticoagulant reversal and hemostatic agents, anti-shivering agents, neuromuscular blockers, antihypertensive agents, sedatives, vasopressors and inotropes, and antimicrobials...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913488/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-for-placement-of-percutaneous-radiologic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-series
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Arun Kalava, Steven Clendenen, J Mark McKinney, Elird Bojaxhi, Roy A Greengrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the efficacy of bilateral thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVB) in providing procedural anesthesia and post-procedural analgesia for placement of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tubes (PRG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We prospectively observed 10 patients with ALS scheduled for PRG placement that had bilateral thoracic PVBs at thoracic 7, 8, and 9 levels with administration of a mixture of 3 mL of 1% ropivacaine, 0...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906422/increased-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-children-treated-with-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam
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Maya R Holsen, Calvin J Meaney, Amanda B Hassinger, Nicholas M Fusco
OBJECTIVES: Compare the rates of acute kidney injury in critically ill children treated with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam versus vancomycin and ceftriaxone. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A large tertiary care children's hospital in an urban setting. PATIENTS: Children greater than or equal to 2 months old admitted to the PICU who received greater than or equal to 48 consecutive hours of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam or vancomycin and ceftriaxone...
September 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904980/enterovirus-human-rhinovirus-a-rare-cause-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Parita Soni, Anand Rai, Nidhi Aggarwal, Stephan Kamholz, Taek Yoon, Yizhak Kupfer
A 22-year-old Asian woman presented with respiratory distress, cough, and wheezing for 1 week. Prior history included asthma and Turner syndrome. On presentation to the emergency department, the patient was hypotensive, tachycardic, tachypneic, with an oxyhemoglobin saturation in the mid 80% range while breathing ambient air. Chest radiograph revealed pulmonary vascular congestion and a left lower lobe infiltrate. Endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, and vasopressors were initiated. Empiric therapy for community-acquired pneumonia was administered utilizing broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901332/prolonged-hypotension-associated-with-wernicke-s-encephalopathy
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H Maeda, A Kuriyama, T Tanaka
A diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is difficult. Transient hypotension has been reported as a rare complication of WE. We herein report a case of prolonged hypotension and dysuautonomia associated with WE in a 69-year-old man with underlying alcohol abuse. Without apparent etiology of shock, this patient remained hypotensive for 9 days, requiring a vasopressor, despite daily administration of thiamine 600 mg. Fluctuation of blood pressure caused by postural change and bradycardia in the presence of shock indicated that this patient had dysautonomia...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901208/outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients-who-have-serotype-5-invasive-pneumococcal-disease
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Joanna H Zurawska, Marc G Romney, Hubert Wong, Hong Wang, Najib T Ayas, Linda M N Hoang, Aleksandra Stefanovic, Patrick Doyle, Vinay Dhingra, Peter M Dodek
PURPOSE: To determine whether invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) due to serotype 5, which occurred as a local outbreak in 2006 to 2007, is associated with intensive care unit (ICU) admission, hospital mortality, or organ supports in those who are critically ill. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who presented with IPD to 2 tertiary hospitals in Vancouver, Canada, from July 2004 to June 2007. We compared patient characteristics, interventions, and outcomes between patients who had serotype 5 and other serotypes using bivariate and multivariate analyses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899735/a-randomised-comparison-of-bolus-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-for-the-management-of-spinal-hypotension-in-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia-and-fetal-compromise
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R A Dyer, A Emmanuel, S C Adams, C J Lombard, M J Arcache, A Vorster, C A Wong, N Higgins, A R Reed, M F James, Y Joolay, S Schulein, D van Dyk
BACKGROUND: Studies in healthy patients undergoing elective caesarean delivery show that, compared with phenylephrine, ephedrine used to treat spinal hypotension is associated with increased fetal acidosis. This has not been investigated prospectively in women with severe preeclampsia. METHODS: Patients with preeclampsia requiring caesarean delivery for a non-reassuring fetal heart tracing were randomised to receive either bolus ephedrine (7.5-15mg) or phenylephrine (50-100µg), to treat spinal hypotension...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895094/fluid-loading-and-norepinephrine-infusion-mask-the-left-ventricular-preload-decrease-induced-by-pleural-effusion
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Kristian Borup Wemmelund, Viktor Kromann Ringgård, Simon Tilma Vistisen, Janus Adler Hyldebrandt, Erik Sloth, Peter Juhl-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion (PLE) may lead to low blood pressure and reduced cardiac output. Low blood pressure and reduced cardiac output are often treated with fluid loading and vasopressors. This study aimed to determine the impact of fluid loading and norepinephrine infusion on physiologic determinants of cardiac function obtained by ultrasonography during PLE. METHODS: In this randomised, blinded, controlled laboratory study, 30 piglets (21.9 ± 1.3 kg) had bilateral PLE (75 mL/kg) induced...
September 11, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893702/risk-factors-associated-with-perioperative-myocardial-infarction-in-major-open-vascular-surgery
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Danielle C Sutzko, Elizabeth A Andraska, Andrea T Obi, Peter K Henke, Nicholas H Osborne
BACKGROUND: Among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, major vascular surgery is associated with a high risk of perioperative myocardial infarction (MI). Currently there are no perioperative MI risk calculators accounting for intraoperative and postoperative risk factors in vascular surgery patients. We aimed to investigate specific risk factors for perioperative MI after major open vascular surgery to determine which patients are at highest risk of MI, and the association of perioperative MI with perioperative transfusion...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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