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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655154/risk-model-for-deaths-and-renal-replacement-therapy-dependence-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Shiren Sun, Feng Ma, Qiaoneng Li, Ming Bai, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Chen Huang, Hanmin Wang, Xiaoxuan Ning
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased in-hospital deaths. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is becoming a routine strategy for severe AKI. Our goal was to evaluate the risk factors for death and RRT dependence in patients with AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We included 190 eligible adult patients who had AKI following cardiac surgery and who required RRT at our centre from November 2010 to March 2015...
June 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655143/air-pollution-and-cardiometabolic-disease-an-update-and-call-for-clinical-trials
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Robert D Brook, David E Newby, Sanjay Rajagopalan
Fine particulate matter <2.5 µm (PM2.5) air pollution is a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. The largest portion of deaths is now known to be due to cardiovascular disorders. Several air pollutants can trigger acute events (e.g., myocardial infarctions, strokes, heart failure). However, mounting evidence additionally supports that longer-term exposures pose a greater magnified risk to cardiovascular health. One explanation may be that PM2.5 has proven capable of promoting the development of chronic cardiometabolic conditions including atherosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654569/maintaining-interrater-agreement-of-core-assessment-instruments-in-a-multisite-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-the-randomized-evaluation-of-sedation-titration-for-respiratory-failure-restore-trial
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Ruth Lebet, Jennifer Hayakawa, Tracy B Chamblee, Joana A Tala, Nakul Singh, David Wypij, Martha A Q Curley
BACKGROUND: RESTORE (Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure) was a cluster randomized clinical trial evaluating a sedation strategy in children 2 weeks to <18 years of age with acute respiratory failure supported on mechanical ventilation. A total of 31 U.S. pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) participated in the trial. Staff nurse rater agreement on measures used to assess a critical component of treatment fidelity was essential throughout the 4-year data collection period...
July 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653784/massive-tumor-embolism-in-the-abdominal-aorta-from-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kenji Ohshima, Yuri Tsujii, Kazuya Sakai, Hiroshi Oku, Eiichi Morii
Acute arterial tumor embolism is a rare complication in cancer patients. Most of the previously reported cases of arterial tumor embolism have been associated with pulmonary malignancies and occurred during the intraoperative and postoperative periods. Very few cases occurred spontaneously. To our knowledge, there is no previous report of spontaneous and massive tumor embolism occluding the abdominal aorta in patients suffering from primary pulmonary carcinoma. We describe the case of 64-year-old man who presented with left homonymous hemianopsia and backache...
June 27, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653113/association-of-soluble-st2-with-functional-capacity-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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O Yucel, I Gul, A Zararsiz, O Demirpence, H Yucel, Z Cinar, A Zorlu, M B Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers play an important role in the risk stratification of patients with heart failure (HF). Recent studies have shown that soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2), a member of the interleukin 1 receptor family, is associated with disease prognosis in acute and chronic HF. In this study we aimed to investigate the relation between sST2 level and functional capacity in outpatients with systolic HF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 120 HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF; EF ≤ 40%)...
June 26, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652957/a-retrospective-study-of-acute-renal-failure-in-children-its-incidence-etiology-complications-and-prognosis
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Kadar Ismail Hassan, Jama Hodan M, Chunfu Li
BACKGROUND: Acute renal failure (ARF) developed due to various causes and may lead to significant morbidity and mortality among pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to determine the incidence, etiology, outcome of treatment and clinical presentation of ARF in pediatric patients in Somalia. METHODS: Comprehensive case history of 39 pediatric patients below 12 years of age, admitted with renal diseases in four tertiary care hospitals in Hargeisa and Borama cities in Somalia during December 2015 to November 2016...
May 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652798/combined-aquaretic-and-diuretic-therapy-in-acute-heart-failure
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Michael Goyfman, Paul Zamudio, Kristine Jang, Jennifer Chee, Catherine Miranda, Javed Butler, Nand K Wadhwa
INTRODUCTION: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of hospitalization and readmission in the US. The present study evaluated maximum diuresis while minimizing electrolyte imbalances, hemodynamic instability, and kidney dysfunction, to achieve a euvolemic state safely in a shorter period of time. METHODS AND RESULTS: A protocol of combined therapy with furosemide, metolazone, and spironolactone, with or without tolvaptan and acetazolamide, was used in 17 hospitalized patients with AHF...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652773/long-term-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-ccrt-vs-ccrt-alone-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-era-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-using-propensity-score-matching-method
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Xueling Chen, Xiaodong Zhu, Zhongguo Liang, Ling Li, Song Qu, Kaihua Chen, Xinbin Pan
PURPOSE: Whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) could improve survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains controversial especially in the era of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and we explored the role of NCT for NPC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 255 NPC patients treated with NCT+CCRT (n=67) or CCRT alone (n=188) based on IMRT between December 2006 and December 2012...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652668/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-anemia-in-patients-presenting-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-tunisian-center
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Walid Jomaa, Imen Ben Ali, Sonia Hamdi, Mohamed A Azaiez, Aymen El Hraïech, Khaldoun Ben Hamda, Faouzi Maatouk
BACKGROUND: Anemia on admission is a powerful predictor of major cardiovascular events in patients presenting for acute coronary syndromes. We sought to determine the prevalence and prognostic impact of anemia in patients presenting for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We analyzed data from a Tunisian retrospective single center STEMI registry. Patients were enrolled between January 1998 and October 2014. Anemic and nonanemic patients were compared for clinical and prognostic features and according to four prespecified hemoglobin level subgroups...
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652179/non-coding-rna-regulation-of-t-cell-biology-implications-for-age-associated-cardiovascular-diseases
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Jose Coelho-Lima, Ioakim Spyridopoulos
Prevalence of age-associated cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has dramatically increased as a result of improvements in life expectancy. Chronic inflammation is a shared pathophysiological feature of age-associated CVDs, indicating a role for the immune system in the onset and development of CVDs. Indeed, ageing elicits profound changes in both the cardiovascular and immune system, especially in the T cell compartment. Although such changes have been well described at the cellular level, the molecular mechanisms underlying immune-mediated cardiovascular ageing remain largely unexplored...
June 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652094/high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-for-prostate-cancer-treatment-different-combinations-of-hypofractionated-regimens-and-clinical-outcomes
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Eric Vigneault, Khaly Mbodji, Sindy Magnan, Philippe Després, Marie-Claude Lavallée, Sylviane Aubin, Luc Beaulieu, William Foster, André-Guy Martin
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of our high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) boost experience in localized prostate cancer treated with different combinations of radiation doses and fractionation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1999 and 2011, 832 patients were treated with different regimens of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and HDR-BT. These regimens were converted into three biologically effective dose (BED) groups. The biochemical failure-free survival (BFFS), reported with the phoenix definition and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) >0...
June 23, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651815/crystal-clear-cerebral-ultrasound-images-mimicking-acute-asphyxia-in-an-infant-with-primary-hyperoxaluria
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Giulia Ardemani, Paul Govaert, Esmee Oussoren, Eiske Dorresteijn, Enno Wildschut, Maarten Lequin, Jeroen Dudink
Genetic deficiencies in enzymes involved in glyoxylate metabolism lead to primary hyperoxaluria (PH) type I, typically characterized by deposition of oxalate crystals in kidneys. A 2-month-old infant was admitted, and was diagnosed with renal failure. Abdominal ultrasound images revealed enlarged and hyperechoic kidneys. Additionally, on cerebral ultrasound (CUS) hyperechoic changes of thalami and basal ganglia were noted, reminiscent of perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage. However, MRI of the brain did not show any abnormal signal intensities compatible with asphyxia...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651739/no-correlation-between-body-mass-index-and-30-day-prognostic-outcome-in-asians-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-coronary-intervention
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Po-Jui Wu, Hui-Ting Wang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Meng-Shen Tong, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Jei Lin, Shu-Kai Hsueh, Sheng-Ying Chung, Wen-Jung Chung, Chi-Ling Hang, Chiung-Jen Wu, Hon-Kan Yip
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether body mass index (BMI) was a risk factor predictive of 30-day prognostic outcome in Asians with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data regarding the impact of BMI on the prognostic outcome in Asian populations after acute STEMI is scarce. A number of 925 STEMI patients were divided into three groups according to the BMI: normal weight (<25 kg/m(2)), overweight (≥25...
June 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651514/study-protocol-for-the-balanced-solution-versus-saline-in-intensive-care-study-basics-a-factorial-randomised-trial
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Fernando G Zampieri, Luciano C P Azevedo, Thiago D Corrêa, Maicon Falavigna, Flavia R Machado, Murillo S C de Assunção, Suzana M A Lobo, Letícia K Dourado, Otavio Berwanger, John A Kellum, Nilton Brandão, Alexandre B Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness and safety of balanced crystalloid fluids compared with saline (0.9% sodium chloride) as a fluid of choice in critically ill patients remain unclear. The effects of different fluid infusion rates on outcomes are also unknown. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that a balanced crystalloid solution, compared with saline, decreases 90-day all-cause mortality among critically ill patients; and to test the hypothesis that slow, compared with rapid, infusion rate decreases 90-day mortality in this population of patients...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651474/epidemiology-and-changes-in-mortality-of-sepsis-after-the-implementation-of-surviving-sepsis-campaign-guidelines
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Rubén Herrán-Monge, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Marta M García-García, Pedro A Merino-García, Miguel Martínez-Barrios, David Andaluz, Juan Carlos Ballesteros, Ana María Domínguez-Berrot, Susana Moradillo-Gonzalez, Santiago Macías, Braulio Álvarez-Martínez, M José Fernández-Calavia, Concepción Tarancón, Jesús Villar, Jesús Blanco
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock after 9 years of the implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) and to build a mortality prediction model. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, observational study performed during a 5-month period in 2011 in a network of 11 intensive care units (ICUs). We compared our findings with those obtained in the same ICUs in a study conducted in 2002. RESULTS: The current cohort included 262 episodes of severe sepsis and/or septic shock, and the 2002 cohort included 324...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650745/longer-duration-antimicrobial-therapy-does-not-prevent-treatment-failure-in-high-risk-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections
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Taryn E Hassinger, Christopher A Guidry, Ori D Rotstein, Therese M Duane, Heather L Evans, Charles H Cook, Patrick J O'neill, John E Mazuski, Reza Askari, Lena M Napolitano, Nicholas Namias, Preston R Miller, E Patchen Dellinger, Raul Coimbra, Christine S Cocanour, Kaysie L Banton, Joseph Cuschieri, Kimberley Popovsky, Robert G Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested the length of treatment of intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) can be shortened without detrimental effects on patient outcomes. However, data from high-risk patient populations are lacking. We hypothesized that patients at high risk for treatment failure will benefit from a longer course of antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial were evaluated retrospectively to identify risk factors associated with treatment failure, which was defined as the composite outcome of recurrent IAI, surgical site infection, or death...
June 26, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650702/a-case-report-of-methadone-associated-hypoglycemia-in-an-11-month-old-male
#17
Michael S Toce, Margaret A Stefater, David T Breault, Michele M Burns
BACKGROUND: Methadone is a synthetic μ-opioid receptor agonist that is used in the management of pain, neonatal abstinence withdrawal syndrome, and opioid dependence. Overdose can cause miosis, respiratory depression, and central nervous system depression. Rarely, hypoglycemia has been reported. We present the case of an 11-month-old male who developed hypoketotic, hyperinsulinemic, hypoglycemia after an acute, unintentional methadone exposure. CASE DETAILS: The patient was a previously healthy 11-month-old male who presented in respiratory failure...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650414/combined-thoracic-ultrasound-assessment-during-a-successful-weaning-trial-predicts-postextubation-distress
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Stein Silva, Dalinda Ait Aissa, Pierre Cocquet, Lucille Hoarau, Jean Ruiz, Fabrice Ferre, David Rousset, Michel Mora, Arnaud Mari, Olivier Fourcade, Béatrice Riu, Samir Jaber, Bénoît Bataille
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that isolated sonographic assessment of the respiratory, cardiac, or neuromuscular functions in mechanically ventilated patients may assist in identifying patients at risk of postextubation distress. The aim of the present study was to prospectively investigate the value of an integrated thoracic ultrasound evaluation, encompassing bedside respiratory, cardiac, and diaphragm sonographic data in predicting postextubation distress. METHODS: Longitudinal ultrasound data from 136 patients who were extubated after passing a trial of pressure support ventilation were measured immediately after the start and at the end of this trial...
June 23, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650394/visceral-adiposity-predicts-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Ashwinee Natu, Tyler Stevens, Lorna Kang, Scott Yasinow, Emad Mansoor, Rocio Lopez, Brooke Glessing, Erick Remer, Tyler Richards, Amit Gupta, Amitabh Chak, Peter J W Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the association of visceral adiposity with severe outcomes in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: This retrospective study included consecutive patients with AP admitted to a tertiary care hospital between January 2010 and January 2015 who underwent a computed tomography scan. The visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume was estimated using the method of Linder and colleagues. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess VAT as a predictor of severe AP compared with other validated predictors of severity...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650101/con-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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REVIEW
John O'Grady
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June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
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