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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229241/acquired-prolongation-of-qt-interval-as-a-risk-factor-for-torsade-de-pointes-ventricular-tachycardia-a-narrative-review-for-the-anesthesiologist-and-intensivist
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REVIEW
Arsen Uvelin, Jasmina Pejaković, Vesna Mijatović
More than 70% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients experience heart rhythm disturbances, and these patients have correspondingly higher mortality rates. Consequently, one of the standards of care in ICUs is continuous electrocardiography monitoring. One of the potentially preventable dysrhythmic events is the occurrence of torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia in the setting of acquired prolonged QT interval. This type of ventricular tachycardia can be malignant because it often progresses to ventricular fibrillation...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225342/outcomes-from-the-first-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-programme-in-kenya
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H Huerga, M Bastard, M Kamene, S Wanjala, A Arnold, N Oucho, I Chikwanha, F Varaine
SETTING: In March 2006, the first multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment programme was implemented in Kenya. OBJECTIVE: To describe patients' treatment outcomes and adverse events. DESIGN: A retrospective case note review of patients started on MDR-TB treatment at two Médecins Sans Frontières-supported sites and the national referral hospital of Kenya was undertaken. Sites operated an ambulatory model of care. Patients were treated for a minimum of 24 months with at least 4-5 drugs for the intensive phase of treatment, including an injectable agent...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203252/management-of-chyle-leak-after-head-and-neck-surgery-review-of-current-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Sean W Delaney, Haoran Shi, Alireza Shokrani, Uttam K Sinha
Chyle leak formation is an uncommon but serious sequela of head and neck surgery when the thoracic duct is inadvertently injured, particularly with the resection of malignancy low in the neck. The thoracic duct is the primary structure that returns lymph and chyle from the entire left and right lower half of the body. Chyle extravasation can result in delayed wound healing, dehydration, malnutrition, electrolyte disturbances, and immunosuppression. Prompt identification and treatment of a chyle leak are essential for optimal surgical outcome...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202112/-risk-factors-for-poor-prognosis-in-children-with-severe-adenovirus-pneumonia
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Miao Huang, Rong Luo, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for poor prognosis of severe adenovirus pneumonia (SAP) in children. METHODS: The clinical data of 189 children with SAP were retrospectively analyzed. Univariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the risk factors for poor prognosis. RESULTS: The univariate logistic regression analysis showed that the patients with hemoglobin <90 g/L, plasma albumin <30 g/L, C-reactive protein >30 mg/L, procalcitonin >10 ng/mL, alanine aminotransferase >100 U/L, or aspartate aminotransferase >100 U/L had poor prognosis (P<0...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193008/two-new-devices-for-identifying-electrochemical-reaction-intermediates-with-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Heyong Cheng, Xin Yan, Richard N Zare
Desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) previously has been used to capture and identify transient intermediates in electrochemical redox reactions on a platinum-covered rotating waterwheel. We present here two different setups that use a flat surface with porous carbon tape as the working electrode, where analyte-containing microdroplets from the DESI probe contacted with electrolyte supplied onto the surface. One setup had the conducting carbon tape in the form of a grooved inclined plane; the other one was in the form of a flat plane that had the conducting carbon tape as its front surface...
January 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190443/neurologic-manifestations-of-major-electrolyte-abnormalities
#6
M Diringer
The brain operates in an extraordinarily intricate environment which demands precise regulation of electrolytes. Tight control over their concentrations and gradients across cellular compartments is essential and when these relationships are disturbed neurologic manifestations may develop. Perturbations of sodium are the electrolyte disturbances that most often lead to neurologic manifestations. Alterations in extracellular fluid sodium concentrations produce water shifts that lead to brain swelling or shrinkage...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164837/perioperative-fluid-therapy
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REVIEW
Denise Fantoni, Andre C Shih
Anesthesia can lead to pathophysiologic changes that dramatically alter the fluid balance of the body compartments and the intravascular space. Fluid administration can be monitored and evaluated using static and dynamic indexes. Guidelines for fluid rates during anesthesia begin with 3 mL/kg/h in cats and 5 mL/kg/h in dogs. If at all possible, patients should be stabilized and electrolyte disturbances should be corrected before general anesthesia.
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134397/-review-update-on-magnesium-metabolism
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Pasquale Fatuzzo, Luca Zanoli, Viviana Scollo, Grazia Portale, Agostino Gaudio, Alessandra Pani, Antonio Granata
Magnesium is the second intracellular cation and the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Low levels of magnesium have been associated with insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes mellitus, asthma, osteoporosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) represents the most common cause of hypomagnesemia. The risk of hypomagnesemia, and consequently worsening of the renal function, is increased when diuretics are added to therapy in subjects treated with PPIs. Interestingly, diuretics and PPIs are two of the most used drugs in subjects with CKD...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117000/vasopressin-and-related-peptides-potential-value-in-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment-of-clinical-disorders
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Ewa Szczepanska-Sadowska, Tymoteusz Zera, Piotr Sosnowski, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska, Anna Puszko, Aleksandra Misicka
Vasopressin (AVP) and its receptors play a pivotal role in maintaining body homeostasis under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. As a consequence, the vasopressin system has emerged as an important target for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in a number of medical conditions. Stoichiometric generation of AVP with copeptin, which is relatively accessible in the blood for measurements, makes copeptin a valuable surrogate of AVP. In this review, we present the regulation of release of AVP and activation of V1a, V1b, and V2 vasopressin receptors under physiological and pathological conditions...
January 19, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115250/lead-adsorption-anticoagulation-and-in-vivo-toxicity-studies-on-the-new-magnetic-nanomaterial-fe3o4-sio2-dmsa-as-a-hemoperfusion-adsorbent
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Yang Xiang, Zhiming Bai, Shufang Zhang, Yan Sun, Shunlan Wang, Xiaobin Wei, Wenshi Mo, Jiale Long, Zhenxiang Liu, Chao Yang, Linlin Zheng, Xueyi Guo, Wang Xiaoyang, Fangfang Mao, Ningchuan Feng
This project aimed to develop and characterize a new nanoadsorbent for hemoperfusion. Fe3O4 nanoparticles synthesized by a facile solvothermal method were coated with SiO2 and further modified by DMSA. TEM, XRD, FTIR, XPS and SEM were performed before and after lead adsorption to reveal the general performance and adsorption mechanism. Rabbit lead poisoning models were established to study the adsorption rate; then, a pig hemoperfusion experiment was used for further validation. In addition, coagulation, liver, kidney and heart function, blood lipids, electrolytes and the immune inflammatory system were studied before and after hemoperfusion...
January 20, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114140/peritoneal-dialysis-treatment-modality-option-in-acute-kidney-injury
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Daniela Ponce, Mariele Gobo-Oliveira, Andre Luís Balbi
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible and safe alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic but also in the acute setting. It was previously widely accepted as a modality for acute kidney injury (AKI) treatment, but its practice declined in favor of other types of extracorporeal therapies. SUMMARY: The interest in PD to manage AKI patients has been increased and PD is now frequently used in developing countries because of its lower cost and minimal infrastructural requirements...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107909/trapping-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-in-line-capillary-electrophoresis-in-a-liquid-based-capillary-coolant-system
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Pranov Ramana, Erwin Adams, Patrick Augustijns, Ann Van Schepdael
A method to trap magnetic nanoparticles inside the electrophoretic capillary has been developed without disabling and disturbing the coolant liquid recirculation. The complete optimization from setting up of the external magnetic field to injecting the magnetic nanoparticles in order to facilitate efficient trapping is described. In addition to this, the setup has been tested with 150mM sodium phosphate buffer as the background electrolyte at different pH values (2, 4, 6 and 8). All these pH values have been investigated at 25°C and 37°C to mimic room temperature and physiological temperature, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107442/comparison-of-various-indices-of-energy-metabolism-in-recumbent-and-healthy-dairy-cows
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Hugues Guyot, Johann Detilleux, Pascal Lebreton, Catherine Garnier, Marie Bonvoisin, Frederic Rollin, Charlotte Sandersen
BACKGROUND: Downer cow syndrome (DCS) is often diagnosed in dairy cattle during the early post-partum period. The etiology of this condition is not completely understood, as it can be related to the energetic or electrolyte metabolism, as well as to infectious diseases or to trauma. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity indices and various biochemical parameters between recumbent and healthy dairy cows...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099220/evacetrapib-another-cetp-inhibitor-for-dyslipidemia-with-no-clinical-benefit
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Vaughn A Eyvazian, William H Frishman
Evacetrapib is a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor that has been recently studied as a cholesterol modifying agent to reduce cardiovascular risk and mortality in high risk cardiovascular disease patients. Evacetrapib acts to decrease lipid exchange through CETP inhibition. CETP acts to transfer cholesteryl esters from high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) to low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL-C). HDL-C is involved in reverse cholesterol transport and its blood levels have been shown to be inversely correlated with cardiovascular risk...
March 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
March 1, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087222/revisiting-the-refeeding-syndrome-results-of-a-systematic-review
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Natalie Friedli, Zeno Stanga, Lubos Sobotka, Alison Culkin, Jens Kondrup, Alessandro Laviano, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
OBJECTIVE: Although described >70 y ago, the refeeding syndrome (RFS) remains understudied with lack of standardized definition and treatment recommendations. The aim of this systematic review was to gather evidence regarding standardized definition, incidence rate and time course of occurrence, association with adverse clinical outcomes, risk factors, and therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat this condition. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for interventional and observational clinical trials focusing on RFS, excluding case reports and reviews...
June 8, 2016: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068468/aggregation-kinetics-and-self-assembly-mechanisms-of-graphene-quantum-dots-in-aqueous-solutions-cooperative-effects-of-ph-and-electrolytes
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Qingqing Li, Baoliang Chen, Baoshan Xing
The cooperative effects of pH and electrolytes on the aggregation of GQDs and the aggregate morphologies are characterized. Because GQDs have an average size of 9 nm with abundant O-functionalized edges, their suspension was very stable even in a high electrolyte concentration and low pH solution. Divalent cations (Mg(2+) and Ca(2+)) excelled at aggregating the GQD nanoplates, while monovalent cations (Na(+) and K(+)) did not disturb the stability. For Na(+) and K(+), positive linear correlations were observed between the critical coagulation concentration (CCC) and pH levels...
January 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065791/the-neuroprotective-strategic-analysis-for-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-combined-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-icu
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Yali Chao, Weiwei Hu, Xiaojuan Geng
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to investigate the neuroprotective treatment strategies for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in the ICU. METHODS: A total of 83 cases that were diagnosed with secondary AMI for the first time were selected and divided into observation group (n=43) and the control group (n=40). All of patients underwent emergency or elective PCI. Patients in the control group were treated with mannitol to reduce intracranial pressure, cinepazide maleate to improve microcirculation in the brain and also given comprehensive treatments of oxygen inhalation, fluid infusion, acid-base imbalance correction, electrolyte disturbance, etc...
January 5, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060134/severe-hyponatremia-in-a-single-center-series-of-84-homogenously-treated-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Szymon Janczar, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Wojciech Mlynarski
Electrolyte abnormalities are hallmark metabolic disturbances during the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Hyponatremia is an ominous laboratory sign in the setting of neoplasia. We analyzed the incidence, risk factors, associations, specific interventions and outcomes of severe hyponatremia in a single-center series of children with ALL. The incidence of severe hyponatremia, defined as serum sodium levels below 130 mmol/L on at least 2 of 3 consecutive days, was 11.9%. History of hyponatremia episode is associated with neurologic complications (P=0...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041755/a-case-of-singultus-avoiding-a-hiccup-in-care
#20
Jeffrey Gardecki, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna, Jarrid Bernhardt
Hiccups (singultus) is often a benign, common and self- limited condition. A case of profound electrolyte disturbances presenting with chief complaint of hiccups is presented in which chlorpromazine was not administered and could have been problematic had it been given. For those who present to the ED with chief complaint of hiccups, it is critical to consider a life threatening etiology as the cause of their symptom. This case presents a potential pitfall in the management of singultus.
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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