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Usman Maqsood, Nehal Patel
We describe a case of near-fatal asthma, treated successfully by initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A 29-year-old woman, known asthmatic on steroid inhalers, inhaled/nebulised bronchodilators, long-term oral prednisolone, theophylline and montelukast, presented with acute shortness of breath. She deteriorated following initial treatment with nebulised bronchodilators and magnesium sulfate requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Severe bronchospasm ensued following mechanical ventilation and peak airway pressures remained at 55 cm H2 O with intrinsic positive end expiratory pressure(PEEP) of 14 cm H2 O...
March 20, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Stefan J Teipel, Thomas Fritze, Martin Ellenrieder, Britta Haenisch, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Gabriele Doblhammer
BACKGROUND: Cognitive decline is an important complication of joint replacement surgeries in senior people. METHODS: We determined incidence rates of dementia diagnosis following endoprosthetic joint replacement surgery (upper and lower extremities). The observation period covered up to 28 quarters using German claims data comprising 154,604 cases 65 years and older. Effects were controlled for cerebrovascular and vascular risk factors, age, sex, the presence of a diagnosis of delirium, and regular prescription of sedative or analgesic drugs (SAD)...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
Donovan T Maust, H Myra Kim, Claire Chiang, Helen C Kales
Importance: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (hereafter referred to as the partnership) was established to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia, measured by the rate of antipsychotic prescribing. Objective: To determine the association of the partnership with trends in prescribing of antipsychotic and other psychotropic medication among older adults in long-term care...
March 17, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
Susan E Maloney, Catherine Creeley, Richard E Hartman, Carla M Yuede, Charles F Zorumski, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Krikor Dikranian, Kevin K Noguchi, Nuri B Farber, David F Wozniak
Fifteen years ago Olney and colleagues began using animal models to evaluate the effects of anesthetic and sedative agents (ASAs) on neurodevelopment. The results from ongoing studies indicate that, under certain conditions, exposure to these drugs during development induces an acute elevated apoptotic neurodegenerative response in the brain and long-term functional impairments. These animal models have played a significant role in bringing attention to the possible adverse effects of exposing the developing brain to ASAs when few concerns had been raised previously in the medical community...
March 14, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Sibel Kara, Nazan Sen, Ebru Kursun, Hakan Yabanoğlu, Sedat Yıldırım, Şule Akçay, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in solid-organ transplant recipients despite enhanced facilities for perioperative care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic characteristics, clinical course, and outcomes of renal transplant recipients with pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of all renal transplant recipients from January 2010 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed, and patients diagnosed with pneumonia according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria were evaluated...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Daichi Morioka, Nirina Mandrano, Hiroki Fujimoto, Yasushi Koga, Nobuhiro Sato, Yasuyoshi Tosa, Fumio Ohkubo, Shinya Yoshimoto
The usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry for treating cleft lip (CL) has been well documented. However, there are only a few reliable anthropometric analyses in infants with CL because at this age they cannot assume a resting facial position. Since 2014, we have used a handheld 3D imaging system in the operating room to obtain optimal images of infants with CL and palate under general anesthesia. Currently, 168 infants with a unilateral cleft, 50 infants with bilateral clefts, and 47 infants with an isolated cleft palate are being followed up in this way for a maximum of 30 months...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Georgia Smith, Hannah Farrimond
Amid fears about the medicalisation of old age, the high prevalence of sleeping medication use in older cohorts is a significant public health concern. Long-term use is associated with a plethora of negative effects, such as cognitive impairment and risk of addiction. However, little is known about the lived experience of older adults using sleeping medication longer term. Episodic interviews lasting approximately 90 minutes were conducted with 15 independently living adults, aged 65-88 years, who were using sedative-hypnotic or tricyclic sleeping medication for more than 11 years on average...
March 1, 2018: Health (London)
Timothy D Girard, Jennifer L Thompson, Pratik P Pandharipande, Nathan E Brummel, James C Jackson, Mayur B Patel, Christopher G Hughes, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Brenda T Pun, Leanne M Boehm, Mark R Elstad, Richard B Goodman, Gordon R Bernard, Robert S Dittus, E W Ely
BACKGROUND: Delirium during critical illness results from numerous insults, which might be interconnected and yet individually contribute to long-term cognitive impairment. We sought to describe the prevalence and duration of clinical phenotypes of delirium (ie, phenotypes defined by clinical risk factors) and to understand associations between these clinical phenotypes and severity of subsequent long-term cognitive impairment. METHODS: In this multicentre, prospective cohort study, we included adult (≥18 years) medical or surgical ICU patients with respiratory failure, shock, or both as part of two parallel studies: the Bringing to Light the Risk Factors and Incidence of Neuropsychological Dysfunction in ICU Survivors (BRAIN-ICU) study, and the Delirium and Dementia in Veterans Surviving ICU Care (MIND-ICU) study...
March 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Axel Rand, Peter K Zahn, Thomas A Schildhauer, Christian Waydhas, Uwe Hamsen
BACKGROUND: Inhalative sedation is an emerging method for long-term sedation in intensive care therapy. There is evidence that it is easy to control and may be beneficial compared to intravenous sedation. Yet little is known about the use in patients with compromised lung function. In this retrospective analysis, we searched files of patients receiving inhalative sedation under venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (vv-ECMO) support due to lung failure. METHODS: After ethical approval, we performed a retrospective analysis of patients receiving vv-ECMO support and inhalative sedation in the surgical ICU in 2015...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Kenneth A Myers, Paul Lightfoot, Shekhar G Patil, J Helen Cross, Ingrid E Scheffer
AIM: To assess long-term safety and efficacy of stiripentol as an antiepileptic medication for people with Dravet syndrome. METHOD: A prospective, observational open-label study (2003-2015) of the efficacy and long-term safety of stiripentol in patients with Dravet syndrome and ongoing seizures. Frequency of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, focal seizures, status epilepticus, and adverse events were recorded. RESULTS: Forty-one patients started stiripentol, with median age at enrolment 5 years 7 months (range 11mo-22y) and median duration of treatment 37 months (range 2-141mo)...
February 23, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Gabriel Duhancioglu, Brittany E Haws, Benjamin Khechen, Blaine T Manning, Matthew W Colman, Kern Singh
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective questionnaire. OBJECTIVE: To describe patient perceptions of minimally invasive spine (MIS) versus open surgery, and to determine which factors are most heavily considered by the patient when choosing between approaches. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS surgery has increased in popularity due to proposed advantages in the perioperative and immediate postoperative periods. However, patient preferences and understanding with regard to the differences between MIS and open surgery have not been elucidated...
February 20, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
E Domi, E Barbier, E Augier, G Augier, D Gehlert, R Barchiesi, A Thorsell, L Holm, M Heilig
Prior work suggests a role of kappa-opioid signaling in the control of alcohol drinking, in particular when drinking is escalated due to alcohol-induced long-term neuroadaptations. Here, we examined the small molecule selective kappa antagonist CERC-501 in rat models of alcohol-related behaviors, with the objective to evaluate its potential as a candidate therapeutic for alcohol use disorders. We first tested the effect of CERC-501 on acute alcohol withdrawal-induced anxiety-like behavior. CERC-501 was then tested on basal as well as escalated alcohol self-administration induced by 20% alcohol intermittent access...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Pooja Patnaik Kuppili, Arpit Parmar, Ankit Gupta, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Substance use disorders are comparable to chronic medical illnesses and have a chronic relapsing course. Despite being significant contributors to morbidity and mortality, limited treatment options exist. The current narrative review was aimed at providing an overview of yoga therapy in substance-use disorders and discuss the relevant methodological issues. Articles published in English language till May 2017 indexed with PubMed, PubMed central, and Google Scholar were searched using search terms "Yoga," "Substance use," "Drug dependence," "Nicotine," "Tobacco," "Alcohol," "Opioids," "Cannabis," "Cocaine," "Stimulants," "Sedative hypnotics," "Inhalants," and "Hallucinogens" for inclusion in the review...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Antonis S Manolis, Spyridon Koulouris, Efthymia Rouska, John Pyrros
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD) is routinely performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation and use of transesophageal (TEE) or intracardiac echocardiography, incurring longer duration and higher cost. We have used a simplified, economical, fluoroscopy-only guided approach with local anesthesia, and herein report our data. METHODS: The study includes 112 procedures in 110 patients with PFO (n=75) or ASD (n=35), with use of an Amplatzer occluder, heparin and prophylactic antibiotics...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
A J Gardner, D K Menon
Despite the global burden of brain injury, neuroprotective agents remain elusive. There are no clinically effective therapies which reduce mortality or improve long-term cognitive outcome. Ventilation could be an easily modifiable variable in resuscitation; gases are relatively simple to administer. Xenon is the prototypic agent of a new generation of experimental treatments which show promise. However, use is hindered by its prohibitive cost and anaesthetic properties. Argon is an attractive option, being cheaper, easy to transport, non-sedating, and mechanistically distinct from xenon...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Heather Torbic, Abhijit Duggal
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute inflammatory process that impairs the ability of the lungs to oxygenate and ultimately leads to respiratory failure. Patients who develop ARDS often have prolonged and complicated hospital courses putting them at risk for intensive care unit (ICU) delirium. Patients with ICU delirium often need chemical sedation, mechanical ventilation, prolonged duration of ICU and hospital stays, long-term cognitive impairment, and increased mortality. In a patient with ARDS, ICU delirium further complicates the hospital course and increases the risk of morbidly and mortality...
February 14, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
Michael Huss, Bryan Dirks, Joan Gu, Brigitte Robertson, Jeffrey H Newcorn, J Antoni Ramos-Quiroga
Data are reported from SPD503-318, a phase 3, open-label, safety study of guanfacine extended release (GXR) in European children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants received dose-optimized GXR (1-7 mg/day) for up to 2 years. Of 215 enrolled participants, 214 were included in the safety population and 133 completed the study. Participants' mean age was 11.7 years and 73.8% were male. Overall, 177 participants (82.7%) experienced a treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE)...
February 13, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Xiao Yu, Nicholas P Franks, William Wisden
Sedatives target just a handful of receptors and ion channels. But we have no satisfying explanation for how activating these receptors produces sedation. In particular, do sedatives act at restricted brain locations and circuitries or more widely? Two prominent sedative drugs in clinical use are zolpidem, a GABAA receptor positive allosteric modulator, and dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective α2 adrenergic receptor agonist. By targeting hypothalamic neuromodulatory systems both drugs induce a sleep-like state, but in different ways: zolpidem primarily reduces the latency to NREM sleep, and is a controlled substance taken by many people to help them sleep; DEX produces prominent slow wave activity in the electroencephalogram (EEG) resembling stage 2 NREM sleep, but with complications of hypothermia and lowered blood pressure-it is used for long term sedation in hospital intensive care units-under DEX-induced sedation patients are arousable and responsive, and this drug reduces the risk of delirium...
2018: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Shinsuke Muraoka, Yoshio Araki, Goro Kondo, Michihiro Kurimoto, Yoshiki Shiba, Kenji Uda, Shinji Ota, Sho Okamoto, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
OBJECTIVE: Although revascularization surgery for patients with moyamoya disease can effectively prevent ischemic events and thus improve the long-term clinical outcome, the incidence of postoperative ischemic complications affects patients' quality of life. This study aimed to clarify the risk factors associated with postoperative ischemic complications and to discuss the appropriate perioperative management. METHODS: Fifty-eight revascularization operations were performed in 37 children with moyamoya disease...
February 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Diana Crisan, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Sabine Kastler, Maria Crisan, Avram Manea, Katja Wagner, Lars Alexander Schneider
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing dermatosurgical procedures require, unlike adults, particular attention; the administration of various analgesics, anesthetics or sedatives requires a thorough knowledge of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Furthermore, there are concerns that drugs used for sedation/general anesthesia may result in anesthetic/analgesic complications in children undergoing surgery, with a risk of impaired mental development. OBJECTIVES: Based on our clinical experience and a literature review, we illustrate the most commonly used analgesic, anesthetic and sedative drugs in pediatric dermatosurgery, and identify risk factors and complications following dermatosurgical procedures...
February 12, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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