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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725312/two-cases-of-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-with-intraperitoneal-free-air
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Kensuke Wada, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Masakazu Emori, Masanori Takada, Yusuke Nomura, Akihito Otsuka
Intraperitoneal free air (IFA) is sometimes accompanied by pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI); therefore, proper diagnosis is essential for PCI management. We report two cases of PCI with IFA. A 70-year-old female taking anti-psychotic medication for schizophrenia presented with repeated vomiting and high-grade fever. Computed tomography revealed small, linear gaseous cysts in the intestinal wall along with IFA. Although there was no sign of peritoneal irritation, intestinal perforation was not excluded...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709467/amitriptyline-induced-ventricular-tachycardia-a-case-report
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Khandker Mohammad Nurus Sabah, Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Bishnu Pada Saha, Syed Rezwan Kabir, Shamima Kawser
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, each emergency physician faces amitriptyline overdose nearly a day. An acute cardiovascular complication, one of the worst complications is mainly responsible for the mortality in tricyclic overdose. Recently, we managed ventricular tachycardia in a young female presented with an impaired consciousness 10 h after intentionally ingesting 2500 mg amitriptyline. Here, we report it, discuss how the electrocardiography is vital to acknowledge and predict it and its' complications and also the recent update of the management of it...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701897/usefulness-of-pulse-oximeter-that-can-measure-spo2-to-one-digit-after-decimal-point
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Akihiro Yamamoto, Naoto Burioka, Aritoshi Eto, Takashi Amisaki, Eiji Shimizu
Pulse oximeters are used to noninvasively measure oxygen saturation in arterial blood (SaO2). Although arterial oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximeter (SpO2) is usually indicated in 1% increments, the value of SaO2 from arterial blood gas analysis is not an integer. We have developed a new pulse oximeter that can measure SpO2 to one digit after the decimal point. The values of SpO2 from the newly developed pulse oximeter are highly correlated with the values of SaO2 from arterial blood gas analysis (SpO2 = 0...
June 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680347/the-role-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-for-predicting-1-year-mortality-in-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-severe-dyspnoea
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Gianni Turcato, Gianfranco Cervellin, Gian Luca Salvagno, Eleonora Zaccaria, Giuseppe Bartucci, Marco David, Antonio Bonora, Massimo Zannoni, Giorgio Ricci, Giuseppe Lippi
BACKGROUND: Universally accepted and validated instruments for predicting the outcome of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with severe dyspnoea do not exist so far, nor are they regularly used by the emergency physicians. This study hence aimed to establish whether red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may be a predictive parameter of 1-year mortality in a population of patients admitted to the ED with severe dyspnoea attributable to different underlying disorders...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679200/closed-loop-ventilation-mode-in-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-comparing-the-numbers-of-manual-ventilator-setting-changes
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Jean-Michel Arnal, Aude Garnero, Dominik Novotni, Gaëlle Corno, Stéphane Y Donati, Didier Demory, Gabrielle Quintana, Laurent Ducros, Thomas Laubscher, Jacques Durand-Gasselin
BACKGROUND: There is an equipoise regarding closed-loop ventilation modes and the ability to reduce workload for providers. On one hand some settings are managed by the ventilator but on another hand the automatic mode introduces new settings for the user. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial compared the number of manual ventilator setting changes between a full closed loop ventilation and oxygenation mode (INTELLiVENT-ASV®) and conventional ventilation modes (volume assist control and pressure support) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
July 5, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666958/at-home-preresidency-preparation-for-general-surgery-internship-a-pilot-study
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T K Pandian, Eeeln H Buckarma, Monali Mohan, Becca L Gas, Nimesh D Naik, Eduardo F Abbott, Apram Jyot, Muhammad H Zeb, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: To create a novel "at-home" preresidency preparatory adjunct for medical students entering surgical residency. DESIGN: Preparatory resources were mailed to match medical students before residency matriculation in 2015. This included "how-to" videos, low-cost models, and surgical instruments for 5 "stations" (arterial blood gas analysis, anatomy and imaging knowledge, knot tying ability, and suturing dexterity) of our program's biannual general surgery intern objective assessment activity (Surgical Olympics: total 13 stations, 10 points each)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638712/frontal-assessment-battery-and-frontal-atrophy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Tatsuhiro Terada, Jun Miyata, Tomokazu Obi, Manabu Kubota, Miho Yoshizumi, Kinya Yamazaki, Kouichi Mizoguchi, Toshiya Murai
OBJECTIVES: To determine the potential utility of the frontal assessment battery (FAB) in assessing cognitive impairments in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), we investigated the association between the FAB score and regional gray matter volume, and ascertained whether the regional brain alterations related to cognitive impairments occur in relatively mild stage of ALS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four ALS patients with a Mini-Mental State Examination score of >23, a normal score on the Self-Rating Depression Scale, little or no disturbance in speech and handling utensils on the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS), and normal measures on respiratory tests (respiratory function test and arterial blood gas analysis), and two age-matched normal control groups (one for FAB assessment and the other for brain morphometry) underwent FAB testing and structural magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637120/is-tutobone-an-efficient-alternative-to-other-implants-used-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgeries
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Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619767/association-of-hypercapnia-on-admission-with-increased-length-of-hospital-stay-and-severity-in-patients-admitted-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-prospective-observational-study-from-pakistan
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Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Safia Awan, Javaid A Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of hypercapnia on admission in adult patients admitted to a university-based hospital in Karachi, Pakistan with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) correlates with an increased length of hospital stay and severity compared with no hypercapnia on admission. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: Patients who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619111/two-minute-disconnection-technique-with-a-double-lumen-tube-to-speed-the-collapse-of-the-non-ventilated-lung-for-one-lung-ventilation-in-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Qiongzhen Li, Xiaofeng Zhang, Jingxiang Wu, Meiying Xu
BACKGROUND: Thoracic surgery requires the effective collapse of the non-ventilated lung. In the majority of cases, we accomplished, accelerated lung collapse using a double-lumen tube (DLT). We hypothesized that using the two-minute disconnection technique with a DLT would improve lung collapse during subsequent one-lung ventilation. METHODS: Fifty patients undergoing thoracoscopic surgery with physical classification I or II according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists were randomly divided into two groups for respiratory management of one-lung ventilation (OLV)...
June 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611051/sulfhaemoglobinaemia-caused-by-ferrous-sulfate
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Laith Derbas, Mohamed Warsame, Mohannad Abu Omar, Yousaf Zafar, Gregory Howell
A 78-year-old man was referred from his primary care clinic to the emergency department due to bluish discolouration of his lips and decreased oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry. The patient was asymptomatic. Physical exam was normal except for lip cyanosis. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative for pulmonary embolism. Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis with co-oximetry showed low oxyhaemoglobin, normal partial pressure of oxygen and methaemoglobinaemia, but an unexplained 'gap' in total haemoglobin saturation...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591307/schistosomiasis-and-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-the-role-of-concomitant-liver-cirrhosis
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Liana Gonçalves-Macedo, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes, Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues, Brivaldo Markman, Vitor Gomes Mota, Carlos Feitosa Luna
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is defined as an oxygenation defect induced by intrapulmonary vasodilation in patients with liver disease or portal hypertension. It is investigated in patients with liver cirrhosis and less frequently in those with portal hypertension without liver cirrhosis, as may occur in hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of HPS in patients with HSS, and to determine whether the occurrence of HPS is influenced by concomitant cirrhosis...
July 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588676/xuebijing-injection-attenuates-pulmonary-injury-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-proinflammatory-damage-in-rats-with-heat-stroke
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Yi Chen, Huasheng Tong, Zhiguo Pan, Dongxin Jiang, Xinqin Zhang, Junming Qiu, Lei Su, Minzhou Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of Xuebijing injection (XBJ) on lung injury in heat-stroke rats and the underlying mechanisms. In total, 54 rats were randomly assigned to non-thermal, saline vehicle and XBJ groups. The rectal temperature (Tc), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and respiratory rate (RR) of the rats were recorded. The time-point of heat stroke and the time of survival were assessed, and indicators of arterial blood gas were regularly measured from 0 to 60 min. The concentration of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-10 was also determined...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573250/the-use-of-rheum-palmatum-l-in-the-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tie-Zhu Yang, Yan Liu, Yue-Yun Liu, Xiu-Fang Ding, Jia-Xu Chen, Mei-Jing Kou, Xiao-Juan Zou
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine theory shows that "lung being connected with large intestine", and the modern western medicine also shows that the lung and intestinal tract affect each other in physiological and pathological conditions. If the lung ventilation dysfunction is caused by inflammatory exudate or secretions obstruction of the small airway ventilation, blood gas partial pressure is increased and intestinal gas absorption difficulty may lead to intestinal inflation and dysfunction (Wang N et al...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570147/estimating-arterial-partial-pressure-of-carbon-dioxide-in-ventilated-patients-how-valid-are-surrogate-measures
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Boulos S Nassar, Gregory A Schmidt
The arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) is an important parameter in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients. To limit invasive procedures or for more continuous monitoring of PaCO2, clinicians often rely on venous blood gases, capnography, or transcutaneous monitoring. Each of these has advantages and limitations. Central venous Pco2 allows accurate estimation of PaCO2, differing from it by an amount described by the Fick principle. As long as cardiac output is relatively normal, central venous Pco2 exceeds the arterial value by approximately 4 mm Hg...
June 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565972/effects-of-insulin-glucose-pretreatment-on-bupivacaine-cardiotoxicity-in-rats
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Ö Pişkin, B G Aydın
A mistaken overdose of bupivacaine into systemic circulation may cause severe cardiovascular side effects. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of pretreatment with combined intra venous lipid emulsion (ILE) and high-dose insulin therapy against cardiotoxicity caused by bupivacaine intoxication. The rats were divided into the following three groups: Group B received a saline pretreatment plus a bupivacaine, group L received ILE pretreatment plus a bupivacaine, and in group I, insulin with glucose was infused intravenously, plus ILE pretreatment plus a bupivacaine...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565850/metabolic-acidosis-as-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-hospital-mortality
#18
Jiachang Hu, Yimei Wang, Xuemei Geng, Rongyi Chen, Xialian Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jing Lin, Jie Teng, Xiaoqiang Ding
Metabolic acidosis has been proved to be a risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease, but its relation to acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been investigated. In general, a diagnosis of metabolic acidosis is based on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, but the diagnostic role of carbon dioxide combining power (CO2CP) in the venous blood may also be valuable to non-respiratory patients. This retrospective study included all adult non-respiratory patients admitted consecutively to our hospital between October 01, 2014 and September 30, 2015...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555596/comparative-analysis-of-laser-and-non-laser-stapes-surgeries
#19
Li Jun Du, Hua Gong Gao, Jun Tong, Wen Wen Chen, Liang Shan, Xun Hua Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to observe differences in the efficacy of laser and surgical treatments of middle-ear conductive hearing loss (MECHL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 276 ears of 267 patients with MECHL were divided into laser (n=172) and surgical (n=104) treatment groups according to the treatment method. Changes in the air-bone gap (ABG) after treatment and at the time of final follow-up were compared. An ABG value <20 dB was defined as effective and an ABG value <10 dB, significantly effective...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553873/does-fluid-resuscitation-with-balanced-solutions-induce-electrolyte-and-metabolic-abnormalities-an-in-vitro-assessment
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Łukasz J Krzych, Piotr F Czempik
BACKGROUND: Popular intravenous fluids in clinical use may have impact on electrolyte concentration and metabolic balance and should be considered as powerful pharmacologic agents. There is growing body of evidence that fluid therapy should be more individualized and preferably based on balanced solutions. AIM: We sought to investigate impact of three commonly used balanced fluids on electrolytes and metabolic equilibrium in an in vitro setting. METHODS: Study group comprised 32 healthy male volunteers (no history of any acute/chronic disorder or known metabolic abnormalities), aged 21-35 (29 ± 4) years, weighting 59-103 (81...
May 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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