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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222873/calcineurin-inhibitor-associated-electrolyte-disturbances-after-pediatric-renal-transplantation-could-fludrocortisone-therapy-have-a-role
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Juuso Tainio
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December 9, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206071/multivariable-analysis-of-the-association-between-electrolyte-disturbances-and-mortality-in-cats
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Robert Goggs, Sage De Rosa, Daniel J Fletcher
Objectives Electrolyte disorders have been individually associated with mortality in small populations of cats with specific conditions, but the associations and interactions between electrolyte disturbances and outcome have not been evaluated in a large, heterogeneous population. It was hypothesized that abnormalities of sodium, chloride, potassium and calcium concentrations would be independently and proportionately associated with death from natural causes and with all-cause mortality in cats. Methods An electronic database containing 7064 electrolyte profiles was constructed to assess the association between disorders of sodium, potassium, corrected-chloride and ionized calcium concentrations with non-survival by multivariable modelling...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202235/tuning-of-nanoparticle-micelle-interactions-and-resultant-phase-behavior
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Debes Ray, Sugam Kumar, Vinod Kumar Aswal, Joachim Kohlbrecher
The evolution of the interaction between an anionic nanoparticle and a non-ionic surfactant and their resultant phase behavior in aqueous solution in the presence of electrolyte and ionic surfactants has been studied. The mixed system of anionic silica nanoparticles (Ludox LS30) with non-ionic surfactant decaethylene glycol monododecylether (C12E10) forms a highly stable clear phase over a wide concentration range of surfactant. Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) data show that the surfactant micelles adsorb on the surface of the nanoparticle, resulting in the micellar-decorated nanoparticle structures...
December 4, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198636/prolonged-diuretic-and-saluretic-effect-of-nothofagin-isolated-from-leandra-dasytricha-a-gray-cogn-leaves-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats-role-of-antioxidant-system-and-renal-protection
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Camila Leandra Bueno de Almeida, Valdir Cechinel-Filho, Thaise Boeing, Luísa Nathália Bolda Mariano, Luísa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Priscila de Souza
Although the acute diuretic effect of nothofagin has been recently demonstrated, its effects after dose-repeated treatment have not yet been explored. For that, male Wistar normotensive (NTR) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were orally treated, once a day, with vehicle (VEH: distilled water; 1 ml/kg), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ; 10 mg/kg) or nothofagin (NOT; 1 mg/kg). The cumulative diuretic index and urinary electrolytes excretion were measured each 24 h. On the last day of the experiment (7th day), urine, blood and kidney samples were collected for biochemical and molecular analyzes...
November 30, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198072/pres-in-the-course-of-hemato-oncological-treatment-in-children
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Katarzyna Musioł, Sylwia Waz, Michał Boroń, Magdalena Kwiatek, Magdalena Machnikowska-Sokołowska, Katarzyna Gruszczyńska, Grażyna Sobol-Milejska
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical syndrome of varying aetiologies, characterised by acute neurological symptoms of brain dysfunction with MRI abnormalities in posterior cerebral white and grey matter. In most cases, symptoms resolve without neurological consequences. AIM: The aim of this paper is the analysis of predisposing factors, clinical outcomes and radiological features of PRES in eight children with hemato-oncological disease...
December 2, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170998/introducing-topmast-the-first-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-specifically-dedicated-to-perioperative-maintenance-fluid-therapy-in-adults
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Steven Hendrickx, Karen Van Vlimmeren, Ingrid Baar, Walter Verbrugghe, Karolien Dams, Sophie Van Cromphaut, Ella Roelant, Bart Embrecht, Anouk Wittock, Pieter Mertens, Jeroen M Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers, Paul E Van Schil, Amaryllis H Van Craenenbroeck, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Philippe Jorens, Niels Van Regenmortel
BACKGROUND: Although prescribed to every patient undergoing surgery, maintenance fluid therapy is a poorly researched part of perioperative fluid therapy. The tonicity of the chosen solutions, on the other hand, could be an important cause of morbidity, with hyponatremia being a potential side effect of hypotonic solutions, where isotonic solution could lead to fluid overload. METHODS: The TOPMAST-trial is an ongoing prospective single-center double-blind randomized trial comparing an isotonic and a hypotonic maintenance fluid strategy during and after surgery in patients undergoing different types of major thoracic surgery...
November 24, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169970/bark-cells-and-xylem-cells-in-japanese-white-birch-twigs-initiate-deacclimation-at-different-temperatures
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Maya Takeuchi, Jun Kasuga
Appropriate timing of cold deacclimation is an important component of winter survival of perennial plants, such as trees, in temperate and boreal zones. Recently, concerns about predicted global climate change disturbing deacclimation timing have been increasing. The relationship between ambient temperatures and the manner by which cells' freezing resistance changes is essential for forecasting the timing of deacclimation. In this study, Japanese white birch twigs that underwent deacclimation treatment at a constant temperature of -2, 0, 4, 10, or 20 °C were separated into bark in which cells adapted to subfreezing temperatures by extracellular freezing and xylem in which cells adapted to subfreezing temperatures by deep supercooling, and the freezing resistance of cells in each tissue type was investigated by measuring percentage electrolyte leakage...
November 20, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165814/reverse-effect-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-l-juice-and-seeds-aqueous-extract-on-gastric-emptying-and-small-bowel-motility-in-rat
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Kaïs Rtibi, Slimen Selmi, Khouloud Saidani, Dhekra Grami, Mohamed Amri, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
This study was conducted to compare the effects of juice and seeds on gastric emptying, small-bowel motility and intestinal ion transport. Separate groups of rats were randomized to receive NaCl, increasing doses of juice (5, 10, and 20 mL/kg, b.w.) or seeds aqueous extract (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg, b.w.). Simultaneously, two other groups were received, the reference drugs; clonidine (1 mg/kg) and yohimbine (2 mg/kg). The charcoal meal was used as a suspension for gastrointestinal motility test. The purgative action of juice was confirmed using the loperamide (5 mg/kg, p...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151300/the-effect-of-antidiuretic-hormone-on-urine-and-serum-electrolyte-levelsin-children-with-primary-monosymptomatic-nocturnal-enuresis
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Background/aim: The data concerning the effects of desmopressin on water/electrolyte disturbances of children with primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) are limited. In the present study we aimed to evaluate the effect and tolerability of desmopressin on blood and urine electrolytes and osmolality in PMNE.Materials and methods: Thirty-five children with PMNE between the ages of 5 and 15 participated in the study. Patients collected urine during the daytime and acknowledged the night time fluid restriction before starting to use the desmopressin tablets...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145303/epicardial-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-brugada-syndrome-with-electrical-storm-during-ventricular-fibrillation-a-case-report
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Shufen Jiang, Xiaomeng Yin, Chang Dong, Yunlong Xia, Jinqiu Liu
RATIONALE: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is characterized by ST segment elevation at the J point ≥2 mm in the right precordial electrocardiogram (ECG) leads, in the absence of structural heart disease, electrolyte disturbances, or ischemia. It is a well-described cause of sudden death in young patients, especially in the age of between 30 and 40 years old. Here, we reported an unusual case of electrical storm (ES) of ventricular fibrillation (VF) caused by BrS with complete right bundle-branch block (CRBBB) in a 75-year-old male patient...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143062/-intracranial-cystic-lesions
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F Ahlhelm, K Shariat, S Götschi, S Ulmer
CLINICAL PROBLEM: Intracerebral cysts are common findings in imaging of the neurocranium and are not always clinically significant. The pathological spectrum of intracerebral cysts is, however, very broad and in addition to incidental findings includes developmental disorders, malformation tumors, primary and secondary neoplasms and infectious etiologies, such as cerebral abscess formation, cysticercosis or residuals after congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Intracerebral cystic defects may be caused by inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as multiple sclerosis as well as by mitochondriopathies, leukodystrophy, electrolyte disturbances or osmotic demyelination syndrome or brain infarctions, e...
November 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132247/management-of-a-rare-case-with-severe-hydrofluoric-acid-burns-important-roles-of-neutralizers-and-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Yuanhai Zhang, Xingang Wang, Yuezhen Liu, Xinhua Jiang, Chunjiang Ye, Liangfang Ni, Liping Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Bin Xu, Chunmao Han
Hydrofluoric acid (HF), a dangerous inorganic acid, is widely used in various industries and in daily life. Chemical burns caused by HF exposure occur more frequently in some regions worldwide. It has been reported that some cases with HF burns can be lethal due to the hypertoxicity of HF. In this article, we present a case of a 24-year-old worker who suffered HF burns by 53% HF solution to his face, neck, and nasal cavity. This patient quickly developed electrolyte disturbance, that is, hypocalcemia, and hypopotassemia, and myocardial injury after exposure...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118886/polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-secondary-to-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-a-rare-occurrence-in-the-setting-of-normal-qtc
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Siddharth Paresh Shah, Priyanka Pitroda, Kinner Patel, Rahul Chandak, Timothy Ford
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a neurologic emergency associated with high mortality rate. Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a rare arrhythmia. It can occur in any setting of a long QT interval and bradycardia. This may result from a cardiomyopathy (both ischemic and non-ischemic), acute coronary ischemia, congenital long QT syndrome, electrolyte disturbances and cerebrovascular diseases. We report a rare case of polymorphic VT of unclear etiology with a normal corrected QT, likely secondary to SAH...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117755/contribution-of-oxidative-stress-in-acute-intestinal-mucositis-induced-by-5-fluorouracil-5-fu-and-its-pro-drug-capecitabine-in-rats
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Kaïs Rtibi, Slimen Selmi, Dhekra Grami, Mohamed Amri, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
This study was designed to examine the contribution of oxidative stress in gastrointestinal disorders after an intraperitoneal administration of 5-FU (100mg/kg b.w.) and capecitabine oral administration (500mg/kg b.w.). The animals were divided into three groups: Group A (NaCl, 10ml/kg b.w.) considered as control group, group B was intoxicated by 5-FU and the group of animals (group C) treated with capecitabine (CAP). To evaluate the secretory and enteropooling effects, we were used as a hypersecretion agent (MgSO4, 1ml/100g b...
November 8, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107482/prevalence-and-outcome-of-high-risk-qt-prolongation-recorded-in-the-emergency-department-from-an-institution-wide-qt-alert-system
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Heather N Anderson, J Martijn Bos, Kristina H Haugaa, Bruce W Morlan, Robert F Tarrell, Pedro J Caraballo, Michael J Ackerman
BACKGROUND: QT prolongation is an independent risk factor for sudden death, stroke, and all-cause mortality. However, additional studies have shown that in certain settings, QT prolongation may be transient and a result of external factors. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients seen in the emergency department (ED) with QT prolongation. METHODS: Between November 2010 and June 2011, 7522 patients had an electrocardiogram (ECG) obtained during their evaluation in the ED...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098731/clues-for-early-detection-of-autoimmune-addison-s-disease-myths-and-realities
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Å B Saevik, A-K Åkerman, K Grønning, I Nermoen, S F Valland, T E Finnes, M Isaksson, P Dahlqvist, R Bergthorsdottir, O Ekwall, J Skov, B G Nedrebø, A-L Hulting, J Wahlberg, J Svartberg, C Höybye, I H Bleskestad, A P Jørgensen, O Kämpe, M Øksnes, S Bensing, E S Husebye
BACKGROUND: Early detection of autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) is important as delay in diagnosis may result in a life-threatening adrenal crisis and death. The classical clinical picture of untreated AAD is well-described, but methodical investigations are scarce. OBJECTIVE: Perform a retrospective audit of patient records with the aim of identifying biochemical markers for early diagnosis of AAD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre retrospective study including 272 patients diagnosed with AAD at hospitals in Norway and Sweden during 1978-2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089364/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-in-adult-population-a-portuguese-multicentre-study-by-the-adrenal-tumours-study-group
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Lia Ferreira, Joao Silva, Susana Garrido, Carlos Bello, Diana Oliveira, Hélder Simões, Isabel Paiva, Joana Guimarães, Marta Ferreira, Maria Teresa Pereira, Rita Bettencourt-Silva, Ana Filipa Martins, Tiago Silva, Vera Fernandes, Maria Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is a rare but severe and potentially life-threatening condition. No previous studies have characterized Portuguese patients with PAI. AIMS: To characterize the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment and follow-up of Portuguese patients with confirmed PAI. METHODS: This multicentre retrospective study examined PAI patients in 12 Portuguese hospitals. RESULTS: We investigated 278 patients with PAI (55...
October 31, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058912/quantifying-the-selective-modification-of-au-111-facets-via-electrochemical-and-electroless-treatments-for-manipulating-gold-nanorod-surface-composition
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Elizabeth A Fisher, Kaylyn K Leung, Jannu Casanova-Moreno, Tamiko Masuda, Jeff Young, Dan Bizzotto
Manipulating the composition of a mixed alkylthiol self-assembled monolayer (SAM) modified gold surface using both electrochemical and electroless methods is demonstrated. Through the use of fluorophore labeled thiolated DNA and in situ fluorescence microscopy with a gold single crystal bead electrode, a procedure was developed to study and quantify the selective desorption of an alkylthiolate SAM. This method enabled a self-consistent measurement of the removal of the SAM from the 111 surface compared to the 100 surface region at various potentials...
November 1, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044345/first-report-of-granulicatella-sp-endocarditis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
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Flávio Jota de Paula, Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Ramaiane Aparecida Bridi, Alice Tung Wan Song, Elias David-Neto
Granulicatella and Abiotrophia are genera of fastidious Gram-positive cocci commensal of the oral, genitourinary, and intestinal flora. We report the first case of infective endocarditis caused by Granulicatella sp. in a kidney transplant recipient. A 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for investigation of fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. On physical examination, he was dehydrated. Laboratory tests identified impaired renal function (creatinine level of 15.5 mg/dl; reference, 3...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
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