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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715077/age-and-gender-related-peculiarities-of-patients-with-delirium-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Pranas Serpytis, Petras Navickas, Alvydas Navickas, Rokas Serpytis, Giedrius Navickas, Sigita Glaveckaite
BACKGROUND: The overall evidence base regarding delirium has been growing steadily over the past few decades. There has been considerable analysis of delirium concerning, for example, mechanically ventilated patients, patients in the general intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and patients with exclusively postoperative delirium. Nevertheless, there are few studies regarding delirium in a cardiovascular ICU (ICCU) setting and especially scarce literature about the particular features of delirium relating to patient age and gender...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707396/role-of-abnormal-repolarization-in-the-mechanism-of-cardiac-arrhythmia
#2
O E Osadchii
In cardiac patients, life-threatening tachyarrhythmia is often precipitated by abnormal changes in ventricular repolarization and refractoriness. Repolarization abnormalities typically evolve as a consequence of impaired function of outward K(+) currents in cardiac myocytes, which may be caused by genetic defects or result from various acquired pathophysiological conditions, including electrical remodelling in cardiac disease, ion channel modulation by clinically used pharmacological agents, and systemic electrolyte disorders seen in heart failure, such as hypokalaemia...
July 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699114/reversible-hypokalemia-and-bartter-like-syndrome-during-prolonged-systemic-therapy-with-colistimethate-sodium-in-an-adult-patient
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Tarek Kamal Eldin, Grazia Tosone, Alfredo Capuano, Raffaele Orlando
We present the case of a 58-year-old woman who developed hypokalaemia and metabolic alkalosis 2 weeks after therapy with colistimethate sodium for the treatment of chronic lower limb ulcer infection by extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The metabolic changes observed resembled Bartter syndrome, a group of congenital disorders affecting the distal segments of the renal tubules. The metabolic abnormalities reversed spontaneously 6 days after drug discontinuation. Acquired forms of Bartter syndrome have been reported during courses of antibiotic therapy; however, to our knowledge, this is the first documented case associated with colistimethate therapy in an adult...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690744/-macro-adrenal-adenoma-masking-micronodular-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-patients-with-acth-independent-cushing-s-syndrome-and-refractory-hypokalaemia
#4
Wafa Alaya, Haifa Bouchahda, Asma Fradi, Baha Zantour, Mohamed Habib Sfar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689048/the-impact-of-hypothermia-on-serum-potassium-concentration-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Sarah Buse, Marc Blancher, Damien Viglino, Mathieu Pasquier, Maxime Maignan, Pierre Bouzat, Thorsten Annecke, Guillaume Debaty
BACKGROUND: Blood potassium is the main prognostic biomarker used for triage in hypothermic cardiac arrest. The aim of this review was to assess the impact of hypothermia on blood potassium levels and compare the underlying pathophysiological theories. METHODS: The Medline electronic database was searched via PubMed for articles published from January 1970 to December 2016. The search strategy included studies related to hypothermia and potassium levels. The relevant literature on clinical studies and experimental studies was reviewed by the authors...
July 5, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685938/acquired-gitelman-syndrome-in-a-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-patient-with-a-slc12a3-heterozygous-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiangchen Gu, Zheling Su, Min Chen, Yanqiu Xu, Yi Wang
Acquired Gitelman's syndrome (GS) associated with Sjögren syndrome (SS) is rare. A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our department because of nausea, acratia and sicca complex. Laboratory tests after admission showed renal failure, hypokalaemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesaemia and hypocalciuria, all of which met the diagnostic criteria for GS. Diagnostic evaluation identified primary SS as the cause of the acquired GS. Light microscopy of the renal tissue from the patient showed severe membranoproliferative glomerunephritis and tubulointerstitial nephritis...
August 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662543/the-impact-of-serum-potassium-influencing-antihypertensive-drugs-on-the-risk-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-case-control-study
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Fawaz F Alharbi, Patrick C Souverein, Mark C H de Groot, Marieke T Blom, Anthonius de Boer, Olaf H Klungel, Hanno L Tan
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a complex multifactorial event and most commonly caused by ventricular tachycardia/ fibrillation (VT/ VF). Some antihypertensive drugs could induce hypokalaemia or hyperkalaemia that may increase susceptibility to VT/VF and SCA. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between different classes of antihypertensive drugs classified according to their potential impact on serum potassium levels and the occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) based on VT/VF...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660884/the-association-between-consistent-licorice-ingestion-hypertension-and-hypokalaemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
R Penninkilampi, E M Eslick, G D Eslick
There have been numerous case reports of severe adverse events including deaths following chronic licorice ingestion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of chronic ingestion of licorice on blood pressure, plasma potassium, plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone. A search of MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, DARE, CINAHL and Current Contents Connect was performed from inception through to 26 April 2017. Trials that included a treatment group ingesting a product containing at least 100 mg of glycyrrhizic acid daily were selected...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630226/thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis-as-an-initial-presentation-of-graves-disease-in-a-saudi-patient
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S F Alqahtani, M M Aleithan
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a well-known complication of hyperthyroidism, characterised by recurrent flaccid paralysis with hypokalaemia. To date, only five cases of this rare disorder have been reported in Saudi Arabia. Here, we report an additional case involving a 25-year-old Saudi man who presented with lower limb paralysis and severe hypokalaemia. Clinically, he showed symptoms and signs suggestive of Graves' disease, which was confirmed by laboratory investigations. Carbimazole, a beta-blocker and potassium replacement were administered, resulting in dramatic improvement of the TTP...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619768/liquorice-induced-hypokalaemia-in-patients-treated-with-yokukansan-preparations-identification-of-the-risk-factors-in-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Saori Shimada, Tetsuaki Arai, Akira Tamaoka, Masato Homma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate serum potassium levels and rates of hypokalaemia in patients treated with liquorice-containing Japanese traditional Kampo-medicines Yokukansan (YK) and Yokukansan-ka-chinpihange (YKCH). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients receiving YK preparations for dementia and other psychiatric disorders in the University of Tsukuba Hospital in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: 389 patients (male/female: 174/215, 68...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587906/-early-hypophosphataemia-in-at-risk-newborns-frequency-and-magnitude
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Gerardo Bustos Lozano, Álvaro Hidalgo Romero, Ana Melgar Bonis, Noelia Ureta Velasco, Carlos Orbea Gallardo, Carmen Pallás Alonso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and magnitude of neonatal hypophosphataemia (<4mg/dL) in a neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to describe risk groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of hospitalised newborns over a 44 month period (phase 1). Retrospective study of <1,500g/<32 weeks of gestation newborns over a 6 month period (phase 2). Prospective study of <1,500g or 1,550-2,000g, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) newborns. Measurements were made on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 14th days of life (phase 3)...
June 3, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586600/liddle-s-syndrome
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Fozia Memon, Arshalooz Rahman, Madiha Ali
Hypertension in paediatric age group is commonly secondary to a known cause. It is crucial to identify the cause of hypertension and treat it before development of any associated complications to prevent morbidity and mortality. Paediatric Hypertension is one of the important clinical finding in a child with certain clinical syndrome. We are presenting a case of a 10 month old child presenting with hypertension and hypokalaemia, after excluding all identifiable causes and her positive response to therapy, that is amiloride, along with supportive biochemical data she was diagnosed as a case of monogenic type of hypertension known as Liddle's syndrome...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586591/celiac-crisis-a-rare-or-rarely-recognized-disease
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Muhammad, Almas Hashmi
BACKGROUND: Celiac crisis is a serious life threatening complication of celiac disease characterized by profuse diarrhoea, severe dehydration and metabolic disturbances leading to neuromuscular weakness, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. It has been described as rare condition and not well documented in the literature. To improve awareness and facilitate diagnosis of this condition, we studied risk factors, pattern of presentation and management plans of celiac crisis. METHODS: It was a descriptive cross sectional study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584167/severe-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-small-cell-prostate-carcinoma-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
M S Elston, V B Crawford, M Swarbrick, M S Dray, M Head, J V Conaglen
Cushing's syndrome (CS) due to ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is associated with a variety of tumours most of which arise in the thorax or abdomen. Prostate carcinoma is a rare but important cause of rapidly progressive CS. To report a case of severe CS due to ACTH production from prostate neuroendocrine carcinoma and summarise previous published cases. A 71-year-old male presented with profound hypokalaemia, oedema and new onset hypertension. The patient reported two weeks of weight gain, muscle weakness, labile mood and insomnia...
July 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575414/randomized-comparison-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-versus-placebo-to-prevent-invasive-mycoses-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Oliver A Cornely, Thibaut Leguay, Johan Maertens, Maria J G T Vehreschild, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Carlo Castagnola, Luisa Verga, Christina Rieger, Mustafa Kondakci, Georg Härter, Rafael F Duarte, Bernardino Allione, Catherine Cordonnier, Claus Peter Heussel, C Orla Morrissey, Samir G Agrawal, J Peter Donnelly, Mark Bresnik, Michael J Hawkins, Will Garner, Nicola Gökbuget
Objectives: To prevent invasive fungal disease (IFD) in adult patients undergoing remission-induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Patients and methods: In a double-blind multicentre Phase 3 study, patients received prophylactic liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) at 5 mg/kg intravenously or placebo twice weekly in a 2:1 random allocation during remission-induction treatment. The primary endpoint was the development of proven or probable IFD...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567198/biochemical-derangements-prior-to-emergency-laparotomy-at-queen-elizabeth-central-hospital-blantyre-malawi-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
#16
Mark G Williams
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine biochemical investigations not routinely performed prior to emergency laparotomy in patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, a low-resource public hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study of adults (N = 15) needing emergency laparotomy over a 4-week period were studied at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Biochemical investigations, not routinely performed for economic reasons, were performed preoperatively; these included sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, urea, and calcium levels...
March 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549783/irinotecan-temozolomide-with-temsirolimus-or-dinutuximab-in-children-with-refractory-or-relapsed-neuroblastoma-cog-anbl1221-an-open-label-randomised-phase-2-trial
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Rajen Mody, Arlene Naranjo, Collin Van Ryn, Alice L Yu, Wendy B London, Barry L Shulkin, Marguerite T Parisi, Sabah-E-Noor Servaes, Mitchell B Diccianni, Paul M Sondel, Julia G Bender, John M Maris, Julie R Park, Rochelle Bagatell
BACKGROUND: Outcomes for children with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma are dismal. The combination of irinotecan and temozolomide has activity in these patients, and its acceptable toxicity profile makes it an excellent backbone for study of new agents. We aimed to test the addition of temsirolimus or dinutuximab to irinotecan-temozolomide in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. METHODS: For this open-label, randomised, phase 2 selection design trial of the Children's Oncology Group (COG; ANBL1221), patients had to have histological verification of neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma at diagnosis or have tumour cells in bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamine concentrations at diagnosis...
May 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546546/elevated-baseline-potassium-level-within-reference-range-is-associated-with-worse-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalised-patients
#18
Sehoon Park, Seon Ha Baek, Sung Woo Lee, Anna Lee, Ho Jun Chin, Ki Young Na, Yon Su Kim, Dong-Wan Chae, Jin Suk Han, Sejoong Kim
The clinical significance of elevated baseline serum potassium (K(+)) levels in hospitalised patients is rarely described. Hence, we performed a retrospective study assessing the significance of elevated K(+) levels in a one-year admission cohort. Adult patients without hypokalaemia or end-stage renal disease were included. Adverse outcomes were all-cause mortality, hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, and events of arrhythmia. In total, 17,777 patients were included in the study cohort, and a significant difference (P < 0...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543529/kir2-1-and-k2p1-channels-reconstitute-two-levels-of-resting-membrane-potential-in-cardiomyocytes
#19
Dongchuan Zuo, Kuihao Chen, Min Zhou, Zheng Liu, Haijun Chen
Strong inward rectifier K(+) (Kir2) channels primarily maintain normal resting membrane potential of cardiomyocytes. In sub-physiological extracellular K(+) concentrations or pathological hypokalaemia, human cardiomyocytes show both hyperpolarized and depolarized resting membrane potentials; these depolarized potentials cause cardiac arrhythmia; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. Here we show that Kir2.1 currents non-linearly counterbalance hypokalaemia-induced K2P1 leak cation currents, reconstituting two levels of resting membrane potential in cardiomyocytes...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541499/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-executive-summary-of-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana
#20
Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern En Chiang, Bryan Williams
Hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many types of cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in HTN patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), CAD, or HF. In addition, high doses of thiazide diuretics commonly used to treat HTN, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (e...
June 20, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
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