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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792118/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-individuals-with-thoracic-insufficiency
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Shelley Hancock, Curtis Froehlich, Veronica Armijo-Garcia, Andrew D Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory failure is the leading cause of mortality in individuals with congenital spine and rib deformities. We present a case report of a child with Jeune syndrome surviving respiratory failure using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We also summarize thoracic insufficiency syndrome cases reported in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) registry. CASE REPORT: A two-year-old male with a chest circumference less than a third percentile for age was admitted with influenza pneumonia developing a peak oxygenation index of 103...
May 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791180/-heart-transplantation-and-follow-up-treatment-with-al-amyloidosis-in-5-patients
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Zdeněk Adam, Eva Ozábalová, Petr Němec, Helena Bedáňová, Milan Kuman, Jan Krejčí, Lenka Špinarová, Víta Žampachová, Zdeňka Čermáková, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Viera Sanecká, Martin Štork, Tomáš Pika, Jan Straub, Dagmar Adamová, Yvetta Stavařová, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
The prognosis for patients with cardiac impairment due to AL-amyloid deposition and severe cardiac insufficiency is poor, with a survival median in the order of months. The classical treatment of AL-amyloidosis in combination with cardiac insufficiency is very poorly tolerated and the treatment of such patients is associated with considerably higher mortality than among other patients with AL-amyloidosis. If, however, patients with an isolated or another dominating cardiac impairment, without severe damage to other organs and tissues, have a heart transplant performed, their cardiovascular condition will significantly improve as a result, along with their ability to tolerate any kind of treatment for AL-amyloidosis including that using high-dose chemotherapy with a transplant of autologous hematopoietic stem cells...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790954/clinical-use-of-intracoronary-imaging-part-1-guidance-and-optimization-of-coronary-interventions-an-expert-consensus-document-of-the-european-association-of-percutaneous-cardiovascular-interventions-endorsed-by-the-chinese-society-of-cardiology
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Lorenz Räber, Gary S Mintz, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Thomas W Johnson, Niels R Holm, Yoshinubo Onuma, Maria D Radu, Michael Joner, Bo Yu, Haibo Jia, Nicolas Menevau, Jose M de la Torre Hernandez, Javier Escaned, Jonathan Hill, Francesco Prati, Antonio Colombo, Carlo di Mario, Evelyn Regar, Davide Capodanno, William Wijns, Robert A Byrne, Giulio Guagliumi
This Consensus Document is the first of two reports summarizing the views of an expert panel organized by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) on the clinical use of intracoronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The first document appraises the role of intracoronary imaging to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in clinical practice. Current evidence regarding the impact of intracoronary imaging guidance on cardiovascular outcomes is summarized, and patients or lesions most likely to derive clinical benefit from an imaging-guided intervention are identified...
May 22, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790212/dopamine-in-transplantation-written-off-or-comeback-with-novel-indication
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REVIEW
Peter Schnuelle, Urs Benck, Benito A Yard
Renal-dose dopamine has fallen out of favor in the intensive care unit (ICU) during past years due to its ineffectiveness to prevent impending or to ameliorate overt renal failure in the critically ill. By contrast, growing evidence indicates that low-dose dopamine administered to the stable organ donor after brain death confirmation improves the clinical course of transplanted organs after kidney and heart transplantation. Ensuring a thorough monitoring for potential circulatory side effects, employment of dopamine at a dose of 4 μg/kg per minute is safe in the deceased donor...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790188/coagulation-failure-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-aclf-and-decompensated-cirrhosis-beyond-inr
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Annabel Blasi, Andrea Calvo, Verónica Prado, Enric Reverter, Juan Carlos Reverter, María Hernández-Tejero, Fátima Aziz, Alex Amoros, Andres Cardenas, Javier Fernández
Balanced hemostasis with hypo and hypercoagulable features may occur in acute-on-chronic liver failure. Characteristics and prognostic impact of the coagulation profile in acute-on-chronic liver failure are unknown. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (n=36) and acute decompensation (n=24) were included. Blood samples for thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) were obtained at admission and 72h thereafter. Coagulation profile was evaluated in patients with and without acute-on-chronic liver failure and in those with and without systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
May 23, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789935/potential-use-of-stem-cells-as-a-therapy-for-cystinosis
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REVIEW
Celine J Rocca, Stephanie Cherqui
Cystinosis is an autosomal recessive metabolic disease that belongs to the family of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). Initial symptoms of cystinosis correspond to the renal Fanconi syndrome. Patients then develop chronic kidney disease and multi-organ failure due to accumulation of cystine in all tissue compartments. LSDs are commonly characterized by a defective activity of lysosomal enzymes. Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) transplantation is a treatment option for several LSDs based on the premise that their progeny will integrate in the affected tissues and secrete the functional enzyme, which will be recaptured by the surrounding deficient cells and restore physiological activity...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789099/building-capacity-for-change-evaluation-of-an-organisation-wide-leadership-development-program
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Tim Schultz, Jodie Shoobridge, Gill Harvey, Libby Carter, Alison Kitson
Objective. This study evaluated Leading 4 Change, a change leadership development program designed to support healthcare middle managers through a period of significant organisational change and enhance workplace resilience. Methods. A mixed methods evaluation was conducted within the program's framework of a quality improvement activity. Quantitative measures were participant responses (n=160) to online questionnaires, which were compared before and after the program, using an uncontrolled pre-post study design...
May 23, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788279/well-annotated-micrornaomes-do-not-evidence-pervasive-mirna-loss
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James E Tarver, Richard S Taylor, Mark N Puttick, Graeme T Lloyd, Walker Pett, Bastian Fromm, Bettina E Schirrmeister, Davide Pisani, Kevin J Peterson, Philip C J Donoghue
microRNAs are conserved non-coding regulatory factors implicated in diverse physiological and developmental processes in multicellular organisms, as causal macroevolutionary agents and for phylogeny inference. However, the conservation and phylogenetic utility of microRNAs has been questioned on evidence of pervasive loss. Here we show that apparent widespread losses are, largely, an artefact of poorly sampled and annotated microRNAomes. Using a curated dataset of animal microRNAomes, we reject the view that miRNA families are never lost, but they are rarely lost (92% are never lost)...
May 18, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787962/long-term-outcomes-of-acute-and-transient-psychotic-disorders-the-missed-opportunity-of-preventive-interventions
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Grazia Rutigliano, Sergio Merlino, Amedeo Minichino, Rashmi Patel, Cathy Davies, Dominic Oliver, Andrea De Micheli, Philip McGuire, Paolo Fusar-Poli
BACKGROUND: Acute and transient psychotic disorders (ATPD) are characterized by an acute onset and a remitting course, and overlap with subgroups of the clinical high-risk state for psychosis. The long-term course and outcomes of ATPD are not completely clear. METHODS: Electronic health record-based retrospective cohort study, including all patients who received a first index diagnosis of ATPD (F23, ICD-10) within the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) National Health Service Trust, between 1 st April 2006 and 15th June 2017...
May 19, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787959/high-voltage-electrical-injury-complicated-by-compartment-syndrome-and-acute-kidney-injury-with-successful-limb-salvage-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher Wei Guang Ho, Shi-Hui Yang, Chu Hui Wong, Si Jack Chong
INTRODUCTION: Although an uncommon form of admission to a burns centre, the deep, penetrating nature of noxious currents mean that electrical burns have the most catastrophic consequences of all burn injuries. Understanding the physics of electricity is crucial to explaining the mechanisms of tissue damage and organ failure in electrical injuries which necessitate special management above and beyond that of regular thermal burns. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a young man who suffered significant occupation-related electrical burns that was complicated by compartment syndrome, rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786949/the-qsofa-score-a-simple-and-accurate-predictor-of-outcomes-in-patients-with-glyphosate-herbicide-poisoning
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Yongsoo Cho, Byeongjo Chun, Jeongmi Moon
This study aimed to investigate whether the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score at emergency department (ED) presentation can help improve the risk assessment of glyphosate-surfactant herbicide (GlySH) poisoning complications. A total of 150 patients presenting with acute glyphosate herbicide ingestion were enrolled in this retrospective observational study. The qSOFA scores at presentation, ΔqSOFA (calculated by subtracting the worst qSOFA score from 1 hr after admission from the qSOFA score at presentation), baseline characteristics, clinical courses and outcomes were collected and analysed...
May 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786553/from-skeletal-development-to-the-creation-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-bone-forming-progenitors
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REVIEW
Wai Long Tam, Frank P Luyten, Scott J Roberts
Bone has many functions. It is responsible for protecting the underlying soft organs, it allows locomotion, houses the bone marrow and stores minerals such as calcium and phosphate. Upon damage, bone tissue can efficiently repair itself. However, healing is hampered if the defect exceeds a critical size and/or is in compromised conditions. The isolation or generation of bone-forming progenitors has applicability to skeletal repair and may be used in tissue engineering approaches. Traditionally, bone engineering uses osteochondrogenic stem cells, which are combined with scaffold materials and growth factors...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785154/detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-by-reduced-features-and-extreme-learning-machine
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Ram Sewak Singh, Barjinder Singh Saini, Ramesh Kumar Sunkaria
Objective: Cardiovascular diseases generate the highest mortality in the globe population, mainly due to coronary artery disease (CAD) like arrhythmia, myocardial infarction and heart failure. Therefore, an early identification of CAD and diagnosis is essential. For this, we have proposed a new approach to detect the CAD patients using heart rate variability (HRV) signals. This approach is based on subspaces decomposition of HRV signals using multiscale wavelet packet (MSWP) transform and entropy features extracted from decomposed HRV signals...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784598/a-novel-digital-method-to-assess-air-space-loss-associated-with-acute-lung-injury-in-experimental-acute-pancreatitis
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R Mukherjee, L Wen, X Zhang, P Bhattacharya, W Huang, R Sutton
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Respiratory dysfunction and/or failure from acute lung injury (ALI) are common in acute pancreatitis (AP), but assessment of ALI in experimental AP has lacked standardisation. METHODS: A range of experimental AP models induced in C57BL/6 mice with corresponding controls (n = 6/group). Full double lung or right lung specimens were taken for histopathological assessment and slides analysed by a pre-set pipeline using Aperio Scanner (Leica), ImageJ software and CellProfiler software...
May 4, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784597/the-association-between-portal-system-vein-diameters-and-outcomes-in-acute-pancreatitis
#15
X J N M Smeets, G Litjens, D W da Costa, W Kievit, H C van Santvoort, M G H Besselink, P Fockens, M J Bruno, J J Kolkman, J P H Drenth, T L Bollen, E J M van Geenen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Acute pancreatitis (AP) progresses to necrotizing pancreatitis in 15% of cases. An important pathophysiological mechanism in AP is third spacing of fluids, which leads to intravascular volume depletion. This results in a reduced splanchnic circulation and reduced venous return. Non-visualisation of the portal and splenic vein on early computed tomography (CT) scan, which might be the result of smaller vein diameter due to decreased venous flow, is associated with infected necrosis and mortality in AP...
May 15, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784029/giant-honey-bee-apis-dorsata-sting-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Gowri M Ratnayake, P N Weerathunga, Matharage Shani Apsara Dilrukshi, E W R Amara Witharana, Saroj Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: Clinically significant manifestations of Hymenopteran envenomation is increasingly recognized in Sri Lanka. These clinical manifestations range from localized allergic reactions to end-organ failure and thrombotic-episodes. We report a case of 65 year old male who developed acute lower limb ischaemia after a sting of the hymenopteran Apis dorsata. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65 year old male with hypertension and hyperlipidaemia presented with envenomation from an attack of a swarm of A...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783736/revisiting-cd28-superagonist-tgn1412-as-potential-therapeutic-for-pediatric-b-cell-leukemia-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Katelyn E Brown
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) represents the most common pediatric cancer diagnosis, with numbers rising gradually every year. This paper proposes a novel therapeutic agent for pediatric ALL on the basis of a failed clinical drug trial in 2006. TGN1412 was a promising therapeutic agent that yielded outstanding results in both in vitro studies and animal trials. It is a CD28 superagonist monoclonal antibody that activates T regulatory (TReg ) cells in the absence of costimulation of the T cell receptor (TCR) by an antigen-presenting cell...
May 19, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782951/clinical-consequences-of-toxic-envenomations-by-hymenoptera
#18
Justin O Schmidt
Many familiar Hymenoptera are brightly colored and can sting painfully-thus, their threat and clinical importance may be exaggerated. Most stinging insects only sting to defend themselves or their colonies from predators. The clinical nature of Hymenoptera envenomations contrasts that of other venomous animals, including other arthropods, primarily because allergic reaction, not direct intoxication, is the usual main concern. This review focuses mainly on the clinical features of direct toxicity to Hymenoptera envenomations, which can induce a high incidence of acute renal failure, liver failure, multiple organ failures, and death...
May 18, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782373/compliance-and-high-reliability-in-a-complex-healthcare-organization
#19
Maxine dellaBadia Simon
When considering the impact of regulation on healthcare, visualize a spider's web. The spider weaves sections together to create the whole, with each fiber adding to the structure to support its success or lead to its failure. Each section is dependent on the others, and all must be aligned to maintain the structure. Outside forces can cause a shift in the web's fragile equilibrium.The interdependence of the sections of the spider's web is similar to the way hospital departments and services work together. An organization's structure must be shaped to support its mission and vision...
2018: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781417/gender-differences-in-the-association-between-marital-status-and-hypertension-in-ghana
#20
Derek Anamaale Tuoyire, Harold Ayetey
SummaryHypertension is a significant contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular and related target organ diseases such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, and their associated premature morbidity, mortality and disability. Marital status is an important social characteristic known to predict a range of health outcomes including cardiovascular disease. However, little is known about its impact on hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa. This study explored the relationship between marital status and hypertension among women and men in Ghana...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biosocial Science
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