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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625070/mckittrick-wheelock-syndrome-unusual-but-potentially-lethal
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María López Álvarez, Jesús Ángel Yañéz López, Aldara Naveiras Calvo
McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome is characterized by extracellular volume depletion and severe fluid and electrolyte imbalance caused by secretory tumors of the rectum, usually villous adenomas. Patients usually present signs of dehydration, hyponatremia, hypokalemia, and prerenal azotemia due to the chronic diarrhea, rich in ions and water. Since this is a potencially lethal entity without treatment, and a very unusual condition, we report a clinical case. Treatment consists in surgical resection of the tumor, although endoscopy polypectomy has also been reported...
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619670/hyponatraemia-diagnosis-and-treatment-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Goce Spasovski, Raymond Vanholder, Bruno Allolio, Djillali Annane, Steve Ball, Daniel Bichet, Guy Decaux, Wiebke Fenske, Ewout J Hoorn, Carole Ichai, Michael Joannidis, Alain Soupart, Robert Zietse, Maria Haller, Sabine van der Veer, Wim van Biesen, Evi Nagler, Liliana Gonzalez-Espinoza, Alberto Ortiz
Hyponatremia, defined as a serum sodium concentration <135mmol/l, is the most common water-electrolyte imbalance encountered in clinical practice. It can lead to a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms, from mild to severe or even life threatening, and is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and length of hospital stay. Despite this, the management of hyponatremia patients remains problematic. The prevalence of hyponatremia in a wide variety of conditions and the fact that hyponatremia is managed by clinicians with a broad variety of backgrounds have fostered diverse institution- and specialty-based approaches to diagnosis and treatment...
June 12, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613005/prognostic-role-of-hypochloremia-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#3
H-Z Bei, S-J You, D Zheng, C-K Zhong, H-P Du, Y Zhang, T-S Lu, L-D Cao, X-F Dong, Y-J Cao, C-F Liu
OBJECTIVES: The impact of electrolyte imbalance on clinical outcomes after acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is still not understood. We investigated the association between hypochloremia and hyponatremia upon hospital admission and in-hospital mortality in AIS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 3314 AIS patients enrolled from December 2013 to May 2014 across 22 hospitals in Suzhou city were included in this study. Hypochloremia was defined as having a serum chloride concentration <98 mmol/L and hyponatremia as having a serum sodium concentration <135 mmol/L...
June 14, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602536/national-incidence-of-reportable-quality-metrics-in-the-knee-arthroplasty-population
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Derrick M Knapik, Steven J Fitzgerald, Randall E Marcus
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) characterizes adverse quality events in the inpatient setting as patient safety indicators (PSI). The incidence of PSI has not been quantified in the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) population. METHODS: All patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent primary TKA during an inpatient episode in 2013 were identified using International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599874/cisplatin-induced-arrhythmia-electrolyte-imbalance-or-disturbance-of-the-sa-node
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REVIEW
Rabbab Oun, Edward Rowan
Since its approval in 1979 cisplatin has become one of the most extensively used chemotherapeutics in the clinic and although cell resistance and toxicity hinder its efficacy it continues to be a gold standard regimen. Cisplatin's side effects primarily include nephrotoxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity, neurotoxicity and ototoxicity. Cardiotoxicity is generally not defined as a side effect of cisplatin. However, over the past decade there has been a surge in the amount of clinical cases reporting a vast array of cardio-toxic events occurring during or shortly after cisplatin infusion, these range from angina to cardiac ischemia and chronic heart failure...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595536/neuroprotective-effects-of-drug-induced-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-central-nervous-system-diseases
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Junwei Ma, Yibin Wang, Zhong Wang, Haiying Li, Zhimin Wang, Gang Chen
Cerebrovascular diseases often cause neurological deficits. Experimental studies have shown that drug-induced hypothermia alleviates brain damage and plays a neuroprotective role, thereby reducing mortality and ameliorating neurological deficits. Therefore, drug-induced hypothermia has an important research value and is further considered in the clinical setting. However, drug-induced hypothermia is also associated with side effects, such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, suppressed immune function, infection, electrolyte imbalance, glucose metabolism disorders, and skeletal muscle tremor...
June 6, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591973/-the-application-of-internal-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-in-pernicious-placenta-previa
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Xiao-Rong Qi, Xing-Hui Liu, Yong You, Xiao-Dong Wang, Rong Zhou, Ai-Yun Xing, Li Zhang, Gang Ning, Fu-Min Zhao, Kai-Ming Li
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical application value of internal iliac artery balloon occlusion in pernicious placenta previa. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the patients of pernicious placenta previa in a single center from Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2015. The patients were divided into two groups, internal iliac artery balloon occlusion group and the control group without endovascular intervention. Blood loss in operation, volume of transfused blood products, caesarean hysterectomy, operating time, hospital days after operation and postoperative morbidity were compared between the two groups...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587802/cytokine-filtration-modulates-pulmonary-metabolism-and-edema-formation-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion
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Ilker Iskender, Tugba Cosgun, Stephan Arni, Michael Trinkwitz, Stefan Fehlings, Yoshito Yamada, Nikola Cesarovic, Keke Yu, Thomas Frauenfelder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Walter Weder, Ilhan Inci
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has improved the process of donor lung management. Cytokine accumulation during EVLP has been shown to correlate with worse outcome after lung transplantation. Our objective in this study was to test the safety and efficacy of cytokine filtration during EVLP in a large animal model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were preserved for 24 hours at 4°C, followed by 12 hours of EVLP, according to the Toronto protocol. The perfusate was continuously run through an absorbent device (CytoSorb) via a veno-venous shunt from the reservoir in the filter group...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586591/celiac-crisis-a-rare-or-rarely-recognized-disease
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Muhammad, Almas Hashmi
OBJECTIVE: Celiac crisis is a serious life threatening complication of celiac disease characterized by profuse diarrhoea, severe dehydration and metabolic disturbances leading to neuromuscular weakness, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. It has been described as rare condition and not well documented in the literature. To improve awareness and facilitate diagnosis of this condition, we studied risk factors, pattern of presentation and management plans of celiac crisis. METHODS: It was a descriptive cross sectional study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555110/reduced-membrane-insertion-of-clc-k-by-v33l-barttin-results-in-loss-of-hearing-but-leaves-kidney-function-intact
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Hua Tan, Stefanie Bungert-Plümke, Christoph Fahlke, Gabriel Stölting
In the mammalian ear, transduction of sound stimuli is initiated by K(+) entry through mechano-sensitive channels into inner hair cells. K(+) entry is driven by a positive endocochlear potential that is maintained by the marginal cell layer of the stria vascularis. This process requires basolateral K(+) import by NKCC1 Na(+)-2Cl(-)-K(+) co-transporters as well as Cl(-) efflux through ClC-Ka/barttin or ClC-Kb/barttin channels. Multiple mutations in the gene encoding the obligatory CLC-K subunit barttin, BSND, have been identified in patients with Bartter syndrome type IV...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554489/hepatoprotective-efficacy-of-spirulina-platensis-against-lead-induced-oxidative-stress-and-genotoxicity-in-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
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Alaa El-Din H Sayed, Yasser S El-Sayed, Ali H El-Far
Lead (Pb) is a toxic environmental pollutant that induces a broad range of biochemical and physiological hazards in living organisms. We investigated the possible hepatoprotective effects of Spirulina platensis (SP) in counteracting the Pb-induced oxidative damage. Ninety-six adult African catfish were allocated into four equal groups. The 1st group (control) fed basal diet while the 2nd group (Pb-treated) fed on basal diet and exposed to 1mg Pb(NO3)2/L. The 3rd and 4th groups fed SP-supplemented basal diets at levels of 0...
May 27, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551002/development-of-a-computer-interpretable-clinical-guideline-model-for-decision-support-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hyponatremia
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Arturo González-Ferrer, M Ángel Valcárcel, Martín Cuesta, Joan Cháfer, Isabelle Runkle
INTRODUCTION: Hyponatremia is the most common type of electrolyte imbalance, occurring when serum sodium is below threshold levels, typically 135mmol/L. Electrolyte balance has been identified as one of the most challenging subjects for medical students, but also as one of the most relevant areas to learn about according to physicians and researchers. We present a computer-interpretable guideline (CIG) model that will be used for medical training to learn how to improve the diagnosis of hyponatremia applying an expert consensus document (ECDs)...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544623/amphoteric-ion-exchange-membranes-with-significantly-improved-vanadium-barrier-properties-for-all-vanadium-redox-flow-batteries
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Olga Nibel, Tomasz Rojek, Thomas J Schmidt, Lorenz Gubler
All-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) have attracted considerable interest as promising energy storage devices which can allow the efficient utilization of renewable energy sources. The membrane, which separates the porous electrodes in a redox flow cell, is one of the key components in VRBs. High rates of cross-over of vanadium ions and water through the membrane impair the efficiency and capacity of a VRB. Thus, membranes with low permeation rate of vanadium species and water are required, also characterized by low resistance and stability in the VRB environment...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515827/transient-left-bundle-branch-block-due-to-severe-hyperkalemia
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Kishore Kumar, Madhavi Biyyam, Amandeep Singh, Bharat Bajantri, Hassan Tariq, Suresh Kumar Nayudu, Sridhar Chilimuri
Hyperkalemia is a potentially life-threatening electrolyte imbalance that can lead to sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias and asystole. We present a case of transient left bundle branch block pattern on an electrocardiogram (ECG) secondary to hyperkalemia in a patient with history of end-stage renal disease. A 52-year-old man presented to the emergency room (ER) with chief complaints of weakness and lethargy after missing his regularly scheduled session of hemodialysis. A 12-lead ECG in the ER showed sinus tachycardia at 118 beats/min, wide QRS complexes, peaked T waves and left bundle branch block-like pattern...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502932/rhabdomyolysis-after-high-intensity-resistance-training
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Sakiko Honda, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Tadaaki Kamitani, Keisuke Kiyota
Rhabdomyolysis, which is a characteristic occurrence in associated with muscle cell necrosis, develops due to various causes. We herein report a rare case of a patient with rhabdomyolysis after high intensity resistance training, in which markedly elevated levels of serum creatine kinase (CK) and urine myoglobin were observed. A previously healthy 37-year-old man presented with severe myalgia and dark urine after performing high-intensity exercise. The patient's serum CK level was 95,100 U/L and his urine myoglobin level was 160,000 ng/mL...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491446/severe-muscle-fasciculations-and-tremor-in-a-cat-with-hypochloraemic-metabolic-alkalosis-secondary-to-duodenal-obstruction
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Alison Jukes, Marcus Gunew, Rhett Marshall
CASE SUMMARY: An 18-month-old, female spayed, Australian Mist cat presented with a 24 h history of muscle tremors and inappetence progressing to collapse with generalised muscle fasciculations. The cat was diagnosed with a hypochloraemic metabolic alkalosis due to a duodenal foreign body found to be a trichobezoar at coeliotomy. The cat made a complete recovery after enterotomy to remove the trichobezoar, with cessation of neuromuscular clinical signs and normalisation of its electrolyte and acid-base imbalances...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490153/prevention-of-complications-in-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy
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REVIEW
Tae-Young Jung, Sangjoon Chong, In-Young Kim, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Jae-Hyoo Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang
A variety of complications in endoscopic third ventriculostomy have been reported, including neurovascular injury, hemodynamic alterations, endocrinologic abnormalities, electrolyte imbalances, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, fever and infection. Even though most complications are transient, the overall rate of permanent morbidity is 2.38% and the overall mortality rate is 0.28%. To avoid these serious complications, we should keep in mind potential complications and how to prevent them. Proper decisions with regard to surgical indication, choice of endoscopic entry and trajectory, careful endoscopic procedures with anatomic orientation, bleeding control and tight closure are emphasized for the prevention of complications...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489678/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-antiganglioside-gd3-antibody-ecromeximab-kw2871-combined-with-high-dose-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
#18
Ahmad A Tarhini, Stergios J Moschos, Yan Lin, Hui-Min Lin, Cindy Sander, Yan Yin, Ralph Venhaus, Thomas F Gajewski, John M Kirkwood
This study evaluated the safety and clinical benefit of ecromeximab (KW2871) combined with high-dose interferon-α2b (HDI) in patients with metastatic melanoma. We also carried out pharmacokinetic and immune monitoring studies of this combination. This was an open-label, phase 1/2 study of ecromeximab plus HDI in patients with measurable metastatic melanoma. Eligible patients received ecromeximab-HDI combination therapy: ecromeximab administered intravenously once every 2 weeks and HDI at a dose of 20 million units (MU)/m administered intravenously for 5 consecutive days per week for the first 4 weeks (induction phase) and then at 10 MU/m subcutaneously thrice weekly through week 14 (maintenance phase)...
April 7, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485837/characterization-of-the-analytic-performance-of-an-electrochemical-point-of-care-meter-for-measuring-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-concentration-in-blood-and-plasma-from-periparturient-dairy-cattle
#19
Ameer A Megahed, Mark W H Hiew, Jonathan R Townsend, Peter D Constable
BACKGROUND: The Precision Xtra electrochemical meter is widely used to measure blood β-hydroxybutyrate concentration (BHBb) in dairy cattle. The meter uses an algorithm optimized for human blood that assumes the HCT in cattle is the same as in people, and that intra-erythrocyte β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBe) and plasma β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBp) concentration are equivalent. OBJECTIVES: The first objective was to characterize the analytic performance of the meter for measuring BHBb and BHBp in dairy cattle...
June 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473024/-prehospital-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-after-collapse-connected-to-triathlon-participation
#20
Asbjørn Ettrup-Christensen, Louise Amstrup-Hansen, Stine T Zwisler
Long-distance athletes are at risk of serious fluid and electrolyte disturbances, such as hypernatraemia (dehydration). Recently, cases of serious morbidity have been reported, due to acute exercise-associated hyponatraemia, which can advance to encephalopathy. An arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) was drawn from collapsed athletes at the championship of full-distance triathlon 2015, and different electrolyte imbalances were found. Our findings show that prehospital ABG can assist in differentiating the cause of collapse, and presumably, targeted treatment can be initiated already on scene...
May 1, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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