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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212180/advances-in-the-management-of-hyperkalemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Andrea C J Cowan, Elie G Gharib, Matthew A Weir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of hyperkalemia that increases both short-term and long-term mortality. Historically, managing hyperkalemia has relied upon dietary modifications, augmentation of urinary potassium excretion and enhanced enteral potassium elimination. This review discusses current treatments and their limitations and summarizes the evidence supporting novel agents for potassium lowering in patients with CKD. RECENT FINDINGS: The introduction of two novel ion exchange resins represents the first new pharmacologic therapies for hyperkalemia in the last 50 years...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208980/contributing-factors-for-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-organophosphate-poisoning-on-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-study-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Gurulingappa Patil, Navya Murthy, M Nikhil
INTRODUCTION: One of the most common causes of poisoning in agricultural based developing countries like India is due to Organophosphorus (OP) compound. Its widespread use and easy availability has increased the likelihood of poisoning with these compounds. AIM: To study the morbidity and mortality in patients with acute OP poisoning requiring mechanical ventilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study constituting patients of all age groups admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with diagnosis of OP poisoning between January 2015 to December 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207996/the-use-of-a-contextual-modal-and-psychological-classification-of-medication-errors-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-descriptive-study
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C J Cabilan, J A Hughes, C Shannon
BACKGROUND: The causes of medication errors are unique in every clinical setting; hence error minimisation strategies are not always effective. For this reason, it is fundamental to understand the causes specific to the emergency department so that targeted strategies can be implemented. OBJECTIVES: To describe the contextual, modal, and psychological classification of medication errors in the emergency department to know the factors associated with the reported medication errors...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207689/interim-estimates-of-2016-17-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-united-states-february-2017
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Brendan Flannery, Jessie R Chung, Swathi N Thaker, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Edward A Belongia, Huong Q McLean, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Richard K Zimmerman, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Michael L Jackson, Lisa A Jackson, Angie Foust, Wendy Sessions, LaShondra Berman, Sarah Spencer, Alicia M Fry
In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months (1). Each influenza season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent influenza-associated, medically attended, acute respiratory illness (ARI). This report uses data, as of February 4, 2017, from 3,144 children and adults enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (U.S. Flu VE Network) during November 28, 2016-February 4, 2017, to estimate an interim adjusted effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection associated with medically attended ARI...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199203/neurogenetics-of-acute-and-chronic-opiate-opioid-abstinence-treating-symptoms-and-the-cause
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Kenneth Blum, Mark S Gold, William Jacobs, William Vaughn McCall, Marcelo Febo, David Baron, Kristina Dushaj, Zsolt Demetrovics, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
This review begins with a comprehensive history of opioid dependence and treatment in the United States. The focus is an evidence-based treatment model for opioid/opiate dependent individuals. The role of reward genetic polymorphisms and the epigenetic modifications that lead to vulnerability to use and misuse of opiates/opioid to treat pain are reviewed. The neurochemical mechanisms of acute opiate withdrawal and opiate/opioid reward mechanisms are explored with a goal of identifying specific treatment targets...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198040/blood-transfusions-in-dogs-and-cats-receiving-hemodialysis-230-cases-june-1997-september-2012
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C Langston, A Cook, A Eatroff, E Mitelberg, S Chalhoub
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors exist that contribute to anemia in dogs and cats receiving hemodialysis, can necessitate transfusion. OBJECTIVES: To describe blood product usage in dogs and cats with acute and chronic kidney disease that were treated with intermittent hemodialysis to determine risk factors associated with the requirement for blood product transfusion. ANIMALS: 83 cats and 147 dogs undergoing renal replacement therapy at the Animal Medical Center for acute or chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196743/onabotulinumtoxina-in-urinary-incontinence-prospective-study-of-a-case-series
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A Martín-Martínez, A Fernández-Mederos, J Á García-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of a single intravesical injection of onabotulinumtoxinA (OnaBTA) for treating urge urinary incontinence (UUI) in women. METHOD: We performed a prospective case-series study of consecutive patients with refractory UUI treated with an intravesical injection of OnaBTA. The patients were administered 100 units of OnaBTA injected into the bladder wall following 4 weeks of flushing with anticholinergic agents or beta 3 agonists...
February 10, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196107/fluid-overload-and-survival-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-receiving-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Il Young Kim, Joo Hui Kim, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Harin Rhee, Eun Young Seong, Ihm Soo Kwak, Sang Heon Song
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload is known to be associated with increased mortality in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) who are critically ill. In this study, we intended to uncover whether the adverse effect of fluid overload on survival could be applied to all of the patients with AKI who received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: We analyzed 341 patients with AKI who received CRRT in our intensive care units. The presence of fluid overload was defined as a minimum 10% increase in body weight from the baseline...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195938/low-adverse-event-rates-but-high-emergency-department-utilization-in-chest-pain-patients-treated-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Anthony M Napoli, Janette Baird, Steven Tran, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 40% of all previously admitted chest pain patients re-present to the emergency department (ED) within 1 year regardless of stress testing, and nearly 5% of patients return with a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of return visits to the ED among patients previously admitted to an ED chest pain observation unit (CPU). We also identified the patient characteristics and health risk factors associated with these return ED visits...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194575/outcome-of-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-with-a-history-of-neonatal-acute-kidney-injury
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Syeda Maqsood, Nicholas Fung, Vikas Chowdhary, Rupesh Raina, Maroun J Mhanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with a history of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHOD: In a retrospective, case control study, medical records of all ELBW infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between Jan 2002 and Dec 2011 were reviewed. Medical records were reviewed for infants' demographics, blood pressure (BP) at NICU discharge and at ≥3 years, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at ≥2 years...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191374/klebsiella-pneumoniae-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Faisal Kamal, George Williams, Hina Akbar, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dipen Kadaria
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K.pneumoniae) is a known cause of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in the absence of hepatobiliary disease. In settings of hepatic infection, it has also been known to cause disseminated infections including meningitis and endopthalmitis. Several groups of patients are particularly susceptible to infection, including patients with diabetes mellitus, those from Southeast Asia and those with the preexisting hepatobiliary disease. We present a case of K.pneumoniae PLA with bacteremia. A 39-year-old Vietnamese male with no previous medical history who presented with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever...
January 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190433/seizures-in-the-critically-ill
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J Ch'ang, J Claassen
Critically ill patients with seizures are either admitted to the intensive care unit because of uncontrolled seizures requiring aggressive treatment or are admitted for other reasons and develop seizures secondarily. These patients may have multiorgan failure and severe metabolic and electrolyte disarrangements, and may require complex medication regimens and interventions. Seizures can be seen as a result of an acute systemic illness, a primary neurologic pathology, or a medication side-effect and can present in a wide array of symptoms from convulsive activity, subtle twitching, to lethargy...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190431/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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M Toledano, J E Fugate
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is increasingly diagnosed in the emergency department, and medical and surgical intensive care units. PRES is characterized by acute onset of neurologic symptoms in the setting of blood pressure fluctuations, eclampsia, autoimmune disease, transplantation, renal failure, or exposure to immunosuppressive or cytotoxic drugs, triggers known to admit patients to the intensive care unit (ICU). Although the exact pathophysiology remains unknown, there is growing consensus that PRES results from endothelial dysfunction...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188773/maternal-buprenorphine-treatment-and-fetal-neurobehavioral-development
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Lauren M Jansson, Martha Velez, Krystle McConnell, Nancy Spencer, Michelle Tuten, Hendree E Jones, Van L King, Neeraj Gandotra, Lorraine A Milio, Kristin Voegtline, Janet A DiPietro
BACKGROUND: Gestational opioid use/misuse is escalating in the United States, however, little is understood about the fetal effects of medications used to treat maternal opioid use disorders. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of maternal buprenorphine administration on longitudinal fetal neurobehavioral development. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-nine buprenorphine-maintained women attending a substance use disorder treatment facility with generally uncomplicated pregnancies underwent fetal monitoring for 60 minutes at times of trough and peak maternal buprenorphine levels...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187809/management-of-bacterial-central-nervous-system-infections
#15
M C Brouwer, D van de Beek
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system present as a medical emergency, thus requiring rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment. The most prevalent bacterial infections seen in the intensive care unit can be summarized as acute bacterial meningitis, subdural empyema, intracerebral abscess, and ventriculitis, which all commonly involve the brain parenchyma. The infections can either be community-acquired or hospital-acquired, e.g., after neurosurgical intervention, as a complication of severe neurotrauma or related to indwelling cerebrospinal fluid drains...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187805/the-history-of-neurocritical-care
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E F M Wijdicks
Critical care medicine came into sharp focus in the second part of the 20th century. The care of acutely ill neurologic patients in the USA may have originated in postoperative neurosurgical units, but for many years patients with neurocritical illness were admitted to intensive care units next to patients with general medical or surgical conditions. Neurologists may have had their first exposure to the complexity of neurocritical care during the poliomyelitis epidemics, but few were interested. Much later, the development of neurocritical care as a legitimate subspecialty was possible as a result of a new cadre of neurologists, with support by departments of neurosurgery and anesthesia, who appreciated their added knowledge and expertise in care of acute neurologic illness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187803/management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries
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C D Shank, B C Walters, M N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disease process affecting tens of thousands of people across the USA each year. Despite the increase in primary prevention measures, such as educational programs, motor vehicle speed limits, automobile running lights, and safety technology that includes automobile passive restraint systems and airbags, SCIs continue to carry substantial permanent morbidity and mortality. Medical measures implemented following the initial injury are designed to limit secondary insult to the spinal cord and to stabilize the spinal column in an attempt to decrease devastating sequelae...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185131/external-validation-of-a-claims-based-and-clinical-approach-for-predicting-post-pulmonary-embolism-outcomes-among-united-states-veterans
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Christine G Kohn, Erin R Weeda, Neela Kumar, Philip S Wells, W Frank Peacock, Gregory J Fermann, Li Wang, Onur Baser, Jeff R Schein, Concetta Crivera, Craig I Coleman
The In-hospital Mortality for PulmonAry embolism using Claims daTa (IMPACT) rule can accurately identify pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at low risk of early complications using claims data. We sought to externally validate the IMPACT and simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) tools for predicting all-cause mortality and readmission. We used Veteran Health Administration data (10/1/2010-9/30/2015) to identify adults with ≥1 inpatient diagnosis code for acute PE, ≥12 months continuous medical and pharmacy benefits prior to the index PE, ≥90 days of post-event follow-up (unless death occurred) and ≥1 claim for an anticoagulant during the index PE stay...
February 9, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183419/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-continued-on-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-during-hospitalization
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Numan Alabdan, Elvira O Gosmanova, Nhu Quynh T Tran, Carrie S Oliphant, Hu Pan, Joyce E Broyles, Joanna Q Hudson
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients and is associated with adverse outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate patient characteristics and interventions during hospitalization associated with the development of AKI in patients continued on renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers during hospitalization. METHODS: A retrospective study of 184 adult patients admitted between January 2012 and September 2014 and continued on RAS blockers was conducted...
February 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180038/an-analysis-of-patients-treated-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-in-the-united-states-from-2002-to-2010
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Emily Marchiano, Eric T Carniol, Daniel E Guzman, Milap D Raikundalia, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy
Background The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was used to analyze the demographic features and concomitant diagnoses in patients admitted with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea. Methods We analyzed the NIS database for all hospital admissions of CSF rhinorrhea between 2002 and 2010. Patient demographics, length of stay, hospital charges, concomitant diagnoses, hospital level characteristics, and complications were analyzed for patients undergoing surgical repair (group I) and for those treated without surgical repair (group II)...
February 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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