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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242417/phase-changing-material-for-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-multi-centric-study
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Niranjan Thomas, Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Vishnu Bhat, Manoj Varanattu, Suman Rao, Sanjay Wazir, Leslie Lewis, Umamaheswari Balakrishnan, Srinivas Murki, Jaikrishnan Mittal, Ashish Dongara, Y N Prashantha, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of cooling asphyxiated neonates using phase changing material based device across different neonatal intensive care units in India. DESIGN: Multi-centric uncontrolled clinical trial. SETTING: 11 level 3 neonatal units in India from November 2014 to December 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 103 newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia, satisfying pre-defined criteria for therapeutic hypothermia...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221681/hypercalcemic-crisis-and-primary-hyperparathyroidism-cause-of-an-unusual-electrical-storm
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Tatiana Guimarães, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Diogo Cruz, Sónia do Vale, Armando Bordalo, Arminda Veiga, Fausto J Pinto, Dulce Brito
Hypercalcemia is a known cause of heart rhythm disorders, however its association with ventricular arrhythmias is rare. The authors present a case of a fifty-three years old male patient with a ischemic and ethanolic dilated cardiomyopathy, and severely reduced ejection fraction, carrier of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), admitted in the emergency department with an electrical storm, with multiple appropriated ICD shocks, refractory to antiarrhythmic therapy. In the etiological investigation was documented severe hypercalcemia secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism undiagnosed until then...
December 5, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221340/sudden-hypotension-occurring-after-4-days-of-left-sided-central-catheter-placement
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Youn-Jung Kim, Won Young Kim
Central venous catheters (CVCs) have an important role in the management of critically ill patients. In contrast to the immediate complications after CVC insertion, the late complications were difficult to be noticed without high suspicion despite their life-threatening outcome. We report a rare but fatal delayed vascular perforation occurring after 4 days of left-sided hemodialysis catheter insertion. A 74-year-old male with septic shock was treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and recovered smoothly during hospitalization...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183525/varying-presentations-and-outcomes-of-septic-shock-should-septic-shock-be-stratified
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Youfeng Zhu, Haiyan Yin, Rui Zhang, Xiaoling Ye, Jianrui Wei
Recent studies have revealed there are three presentations of septic shock in patients: refractory hypotension without hyperlactatemia, hyperlactatemia without refractory hypotension, and both refractory hypotension and hyperlactatemia. In this study, we sought to identify differences in the outcomes of septic shock patients with these three presentations. We performed a secondary analysis of a large-scale, multicenter, controlled trial. The septic shock patients were categorized into the following three groups according to the presence or absence of refractory hypotension and hyperlactatemia: a hypotension group (refractory hypotension without hyperlactatemia), a hyperlactatemia group (hyperlactatemia without refractory hypotension), and a typical group (both refractory hypotension and hyperlactatemia)...
November 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183145/emerging-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Vineela Kasireddy, Margaret von Mehren
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have transformed the treatment landscape for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Unfortunately, resistance to the currently approved TKIs poses a huge challenge, and patients are in need of additional therapeutic options. Fortunately, many novel therapeutic approaches are being tested in treatment of GIST to overcome resistance to the approved TKIs Areas Covered: We performed an extensive literature (PUBMED) search to identify emerging drugs being tested in treatment of GIST in early phase clinical trials...
November 29, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180869/ecmo-as-an-effective-rescue-therapeutic-for-fulminant-myocarditis-complicated-with-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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Ya-Ting Li, Li-Fen Yang, Zhuang-Gui Chen, Li Pan, Meng-Qi Duan, Yan Hu, Cheng-Bin Zhou, Yu-Xiong Guo
Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is a life-threatening disease in children. With a rapid, progressive course of deterioration, it causes refractory cardiorespiratory failure even with optimal clinical intervention. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with FM complicated by cardiogenic shock, malignant arrhythmia, and refractory cardiac arrest. She received effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, therapeutic hypothermia, and other supportive treatments. However, the patient rapidly worsened into pulseless ventricular tachycardia and refractory cardiac arrest...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176025/a-newborn-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-developing-shock-and-sludge
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Yasuhiro Ueda, Hayato Aoyagi, Toshihiro Tajima
A male neonate was born at 41 weeks of gestation with a birth weight of 3320 g. Artificial respiratory management was required due to respiratory disturbance 1 h after birth, and subsequently catecholamine-refractory low cardiac output-induced shock occurred. Severe combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) was considered based on the presence of his respiratory disturbance, hypoglycemia and micropenis. After hydrocortisone (HDC) administration, circulatory dynamics rapidly improved. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed aplasia of the anterior pituitary gland and ectopic posterior gland...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156082/an-unexpected-but-underestimated-case-of-disseminated-toxoplasmosis
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Tiffany Chan, Patrick T Shannon, Michael E Detsky
Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous intracellular parasite that can cause disseminated infection following reactivation in immunocompromised hosts. We describe a 58-year-old man who died of refractory shock because of disseminated toxoplasmosis. The diagnosis was only made post-mortem on autopsy. We discuss the importance of considering toxoplasmosis on the differential diagnosis in high-risk patients, and review the role of screening and chemoprophylaxis in preventing infection. This article is protected by copyright...
November 20, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151412/-methylene-blue-in-the-treatment-of-vasodilatory-shock-a-meta-analysis
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Xiongfeng Zhang, Yun Gao, Pengfei Pan, Yi Wang, Wenzhe Li, Xiangyou Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of methylene blue in the treatment of refractory hypotension caused by vascular paralysis during the course of vasodilatory shock. METHODS: The related articles were searched by retrieving the terms using methylene blue, vascular paralysis, hemodynamics, hypotension, vasodilatory shock in CNKI, China Biomedical Literature database, Wanfang database, PubMed, Springer Link, and BIOSIS Previews database. The retrieval time was from January 1994 to June 2017...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151100/correlation-between-cosyntropin-stimulation-study-and-disease-severity-in-children-with-fluid-and-catecholamine-refractory-shock-in-the-pediatric-and-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit
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Pallavi Iyer, Brittany Harrington, Jeffrey J Fadrowski, Erica Sibinga, Ernest K Amankwah
BACKGROUND: The cosyntropin stimulation study (CSS) measures the patient's ability to adequately mount a cortisol response. Clinically, CSS results may not be used to guide hydrocortisone use. The objective of this study was to examine how the CSS results are associated with clinical parameters, mortality/disease severity, and use of glucocorticoids in pediatric patients with catecholamine- and fluid-resistant shock. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who had a CSS during 2009-2014 in the intensive care unit at a children's hospital...
November 17, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134498/vasoplegic-shock-treated-with-methylene-blue-complicated-by-severe-serotonin-syndrome
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Betty S Chan, Therese Becker, Angela L Chiew, Ahmed M Abdalla, Tom A Robertson, Xin Liu, Michael S Roberts, Nicholas A Buckley
INTRODUCTION: Management of severe vasoplegic shock in overdose can be very challenging. We describe a case of severe refractory vasodilatory shock in poisoning where methylene blue (MB) was used with success. However, the patient subsequently developed severe Serotonin Syndrome (SS) as a result of an interaction between serotonergic drugs and MB. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old male developed severe vasoplegic shock 1.5 hours after overdosing on several different medications including quetiapine slow release, quetiapine immediate release, desvenlafaxine slow release, venlafaxine, amlodipine, ramipril, fluoxetine, promethazine and lithium...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132595/remote-ecls-implantation-and-transport-for-retrieval-of-cardiogenic-shock-patients
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Sabina P W Guenther, Stefan Buchholz, Frank Born, Stefan Brunner, René Schramm, Dominik J Hoechter, Vera von Dossow, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Christian Hagl, Nawid Khaladj
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) emerges as a salvage option in therapy refractory cardiogenic shock but is limited to highly specialized tertiary care centers. Critically ill patients are often too unstable for conventional transport. Mobile ECLS programs for remote implantation and subsequent air or ground-based transport for patient retrieval could solve this dilemma and make full-spectrum advanced cardiac care available to patients in remote hospitals in whom shock otherwise might be fatal...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129185/combined-use-of-high-doses-of-vasopressin-and-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-refractory-septic-shock-after-intestinal-perforation-a-case-report
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Salvatore Notaro, Marcello Sorrentino, Aniello Ruocco, Annalisa Notaro, Antonio Corcione, Patrizia Murino, Eugenio Piscitelli, Marianna Tamborino
BACKGROUND: In this article, we present a clinical case of refractory septic shock resulting from intestinal perforation treated with high doses of vasopressin and hydrocortisone during emergency surgery. The use of such high doses of vasopressin for this type of shock is not described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with grade III obesity, Crohn's disease, and an intestinal perforation presented with refractory septic shock. Initially, a low dose of vasopressin was used...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128166/right-ventricle-dysfunction-and-pre-implantation-vasopressors-in-refractory-ards-supported-by-vv-ecmo
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Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Cristiana Guetti, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been shown to be frequently associated with haemodynamic instability requiring the use of vasopressors. To date, there is still some uncertainty in the use of veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in haemodynamically unstable ARDS patients. METHODS: We therefore assessed whether patients receiving pre ECMO vasopressors had a worse prognosis and, furthermore, we reviewed the factors associated with the use of pre ECMO vasopressors in 92 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS treated with VV-ECMO...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127768/diabetic-ketoacidosis-hyperuricemia-and-encephalopathy-intractable-to-regular-dose-insulin
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Jillian Gregory, Sonali Basu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children less than 1 year of age is a rare occurrence. Typical presentation includes a prodrome of weight loss and polyuria with subsequent presentation to medical care when acidosis becomes symptomatic. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case of a previously healthy infant with a 3 days' history of constipation, presenting acutely with abdominal pain, lethargy, and dehydration. On initial evaluation, our patient had profound encephalopathy, with marked tachypnea and work of breathing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126895/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-circulatory-and-respiratory-failure-a-single-center-experience
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Marisa Passos Silva, Daniel Caeiro, Paula Fernandes, Cláudio Guerreiro, Eduardo Vilela, Marta Ponte, Adelaide Dias, Fernando Alves, Jorge Morais, Andreza Mello, Lino Santos, Paula Castelões, Vasco Gama
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides mechanical pulmonary and circulatory support for patients with shock refractory to conventional medical therapy. In this study we aim to describe the indications, clinical characteristics, complications and mortality associated with use of ECMO in a single tertiary hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of all patients supported with ECMO in two different intensive care units (general and cardiac), from the first patient cannulated in April 2011 up to October 2016...
November 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126038/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-before-and-after-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
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Masahiro Maki, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yusuke Hara, Koshiro Sawada, Suzuyo Ohashi, Toshikazu Kubo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to examine the relationships between treatment outcome and changes in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings after extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The subjects were 23 feet of 23 patients of refractory plantar fasciitis. The mean age was 53.7 years. The thickness of the plantar fascia (PF) and findings of a high-signal intensity area (HSIA) inside the PF, edema around the PF, and bone marrow edema (BME) of the calcaneus were investigated on MR images...
December 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123896/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-leading-to-reversible-mucosal-gangrene
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Satomi Uemura, Kei Suzuki, Naoyuki Katayama, Hiroshi Imai
We describe a case in which gastrointestinal distention due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) developed into membranous gangrene, which in turn led to septic shock in a 60-year-old woman with cerebral palsy and cachexia. The association with SMAS and septic shock is considered extremely rare, it is important to consider this combination especially in cachectic patients with gastric distension accompanying refractory shock unknown etiology.
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123890/efficacy-of-isoproterenol-for-treating-amlodipine-overdose-resulting-in-bradycardia
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Takeshi Ebihara, Masanori Morita, Masahiro Kawada, Koji Amano, Fumitaka Kato, Yasuki Nakata
Case: Amlodipine predominantly affects vascular smooth muscle cells. Amlodipine overdose usually presents with vasodilatory shock, accompanied by reflex tachycardia rather than bradycardia.An 81-year-old woman presented with impaired consciousness 8 h after ingesting 50 5-mg amlodipine tablets with suicidal intent. On admission, her blood pressure was 50/40 mmHg and her heart rate was 45 b.p.m. Serum amlodipine level was extremely high (474.4 ng/mL), causing refractory bradycardia. She remained hypotensive despite fluid resuscitation, and therefore was administered dopamine and norepinephrine...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120554/accommodation-to-diagnosis-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Vanja Bašić Kes, Lucija Zadro Matovina
Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the most common causes of facial pain. It implies short lasting episodes of unilateral electric shock-like pain with abrupt onset and termination, in the distribution of one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve that are triggered by innocuous stimuli. Most cases of trigeminal neuralgia are caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve root. Depending on the etiology, trigeminal neuralgia can be classified as classic trigeminal neuralgia or painful trigeminal neuropathy. It may be precipitated by some actions at trigger zones...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
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