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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432174/postintervention-acute-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
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Annelise Aquilina, Nicola Dingli, Josanne Aquilina
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare, neurological condition affecting 1 in 10 000 000 people annually. Opsoclonus, defined as involuntary rapid, multivectorial oscillations of the eyes, together with ataxia and myoclonus are usually present. OMS may be paraneoplastic: often associated with occult neuroblastoma in childhood and with breast carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma in adults. Other aetiologies include viral or toxic agents. The pathogenesis is thought to be immune mediated. A 37-year-old woman with previous inflammatory cranial mononeuropathies was admitted for elective dilatation and curettage (D&C)...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431422/how-long-is-too-long-the-prespiked-intravenous-debate
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Jennifer L Stedman, Joel M Yarmush, Minal C Joshi, Sangeetha Kamath, Joseph Schianodicola
BACKGROUND: As the number of operative cases increases, there is a greater emphasis on reducing inefficiency while maintaining patient safety. Recently, the issue of prespiking intravenous (IV) bags was raised. No study has assessed whether the risk of infection is related to the length of time a sterile (IV) fluid bag has been spiked. After completion of a pilot study revealed no microbial growth within 24 hours of an IV spike, a larger formal study was undertaken to determine whether there was an increased infection risk within 4 hours of spiking an intravenous fluid bag...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431181/protective-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-the-development-of-intracranial-aneurysm-rupture-in-mice
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Atsushi Kuwabara, Jia Liu, Yoshinobu Kamio, Airan Liu, Michael T Lawton, Jae-Woo Lee, Tomoki Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem or stromal cells found in multiple tissues. Intravenous MSC injections have been used to treat various diseases with an inflammatory component in animals and humans. Inflammation is emerging as a key component of pathophysiology of intracranial aneurysms. Modulation of inflammation by MSCs may affect sustained inflammatory processes that lead to aneurysmal rupture. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of MSCs on the development of aneurysm rupture using a mouse model...
April 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431170/early-total-enteral-feeding-in-stable-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-before-and-after-study
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Sushma Nangia, Amit Bishnoi, Ankita Goel, Piali Mandal, Soumya Tiwari, Arvind Saili
Background: Fear of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has perpetuated delayed initiation and slow advancement of enteral feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with inherent risks of parenteral alimentation. The objective of this study was to assess effect of early total enteral feeding (ETEF) on day of achievement of full enteral feeds, feed intolerance, NEC and sepsis. Methods: In total, 208 stable VLBW neonates (28-34 weeks) admitted during 6 month periods of three consecutive years were enrolled...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424964/pharmacodynamic-effects-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-rats-after-intravenous-administration-of-different-asparaginase-formulations
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Andrea Ballerini, Federico Moro, Ilaria Fuso Nerini, Claudio Marcello Marzo, Angelo Di Clemente, Mariella Ferrari, Maurizio D'Incalci, Andrea Biondi, Antonella Colombini, Valentino Conter, Luca Porcu, Luigi Cervo, Carmelo Rizzari, Massimo Zucchetti
PURPOSE: Asparaginase (ASNase) is used to treat various hematological malignancies for its capacity to deplete asparagine (ASN) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Since the biological mechanisms underlying CSF asparagine depletion in humans are not yet fully elucidated, this study compared, for the first time, the pharmacological properties of three clinically used ASNase formulations in a rodent model. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated with E.coli-ASNase, PEG-ASNase, or ERW-ASNase at different doses...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
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Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422812/randomized-double-blind-trial-of-ringer-s-lactate-versus-normal-saline-in-pediatric-acute-severe-diarrheal-dehydration
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Gayathri Bhuvaneswaran Kartha, Ramachandran Rameshkumar, Subramanian Mahadevan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Ringer Lactate (RL) versus normal saline (NS) in the correction of pediatric acute severe diarrheal dehydration, as measured by improvement in clinical status and pH (≥7.35). METHODS: 68 children aged 1-month to 12-year with acute severe diarrheal dehydration (World Health Organization (WHO classification) were randomized into RL (n = 34) and NS-group (n = 34) and received 100 ml/kg of the assigned intravenous fluid according to WHO PLAN-C for the management of diarrheal dehydration...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420629/dexamethasone-versus-standard-treatment-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-randomised-controlled-trial-dreams-trial
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Objectives To determine whether preoperative dexamethasone reduces postoperative vomiting in patients undergoing elective bowel surgery and whether it is associated with other measurable benefits during recovery from surgery, including quicker return to oral diet and reduced length of stay.Design Pragmatic two arm parallel group randomised trial with blinded postoperative care and outcome assessment.Setting 45 UK hospitals.Participants 1350 patients aged 18 or over undergoing elective open or laparoscopic bowel surgery for malignant or benign pathology...
April 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420542/improving-prehospital-trauma-care-in-rwanda-through-continuous-quality-improvement-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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John W Scott, Jeanne D'Arc Nyinawankusi, Samuel Enumah, Rebecca Maine, Eric Uwitonze, Yihan Hu, Ignace Kabagema, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Robert Riviello, Sudha Jayaraman
INTRODUCTION: Injury is a major cause of premature death and disability in East Africa, and high-quality pre-hospital care is essential for optimal trauma outcomes. The Rwandan pre-hospital emergency care service (SAMU) uses an electronic database to evaluate and optimize pre-hospital care through a continuous quality improvement programme (CQIP), beginning March 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SAMU database was used to assess pre-hospital quality metrics including supplementary oxygen for hypoxia (O2), intravenous fluids for hypotension (IVF), cervical collar placement for head injuries (c-collar), and either splinting (splint) or administration of pain medications (pain) for long bone fractures...
April 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420463/-changes-of-small-intestinal-villi-microcirculation-in-sidestream-dark-field-imaging-with-different-target-blood-pressure-in-rabbits-during-endotoxin-shock
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Fei Gao, Xiaoyun Fu, Mingjiang Qian, Yu Zhang, Guangsu Li, Jie Hu
OBJECTIVE: Changes of small intestine villus microcirculation perfusion in sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging in the rabbits during endotoxic shock after fluid resuscitation with different target mean arterial pressure (MAP), and evaluation of feasibility of monitoring small intestine villus microcirculation by SDF were studied. METHODS: Sixty standard New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: low target MAP group (group A, n = 30) and high target MAP group (group B, n = 30)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418788/factors-associated-with-delayed-cooling-in-cardiac-arrest-patients
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David A Pearson, Katherine Mayer, Catherine M Wares, Michael S Runyon, Jonathan R Studnek, Shana L Ward, Kathi M Kraft, Alan C Heffner
Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve neurologic outcome in medical cardiac arrest patients, yet little is known about factors that delay target temperature achievement. Our primary aim was to identify factors associated with not achieving our institutional "door-to-cool" (DTC) performance goal (emergency department [ED] arrival to temperature of 34°C) of ≤4 hours. Secondary aims included whether achievement of DTC goal was associated with timing of bolus neuromuscular blockade (NMB), survival, or functional outcome...
April 18, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418206/anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xue Xiao, Shunping Gui, Peng Bai, Yi Bai, Dan Shan, Yayi Hu, Tri M Bui-Nguyen, Rong Zhou
Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDA-R) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder that was first described by Dr Vitaliani in 2005. In 2007, Dalmau et al. found anti-NMDA-R antibody expressed both in the hippocampus and prefrontal nerve cell membrane, finally proposing the diagnosis of autoimmune anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. Most of the patients are female (91%), with ages ranging from 4 to 76 years. The average age is 23 years, a birth peak age, although anti-NMDA-R encephalitis is rare during pregnancy...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416347/blood-collection-vials-and-clinically-used-intravenous-fluids-contain-significant-amounts-of-nitrite
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Luis E F Almeida, Sayuri Kamimura, Margaret Y Nettleton, Celia M de Souza Batista, Elizabeth Walek, Alfia Khaibullina, Li Wang, Zenaide M N Quezado
The biology of the inorganic anion nitrite is linked to nitric oxide (NO) as nitrite can be reduced to NO and mediate its biological activities. Thus, studies of nitrite biology require sensitive and selective chemical assays. The acetic and ascorbic acids method is selective for nitrite and measures it in biological matrices. However, one of the pitfalls of nitrite measurements is its ubiquitous presence in sample collection tubes. Here, we showed high levels of nitrite in collection tubes containing EDTA, sodium citrate or sodium heparin and smaller amounts in tubes containing lithium heparin or serum clot activator...
April 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415449/complementary-approaches-for-the-evaluation-of-biocompatibility-of-90-y-labeled-superparamagnetic-citric-acid-fe-er-3o4-coated-nanoparticles
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Bratislav Antic, Marko Boskovic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Yue Ming, Hongguo Zhang, Emil S Bozin, Drina Janković, Vojislav Spasojevic, Sanja Vranjes-Djuric
Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are of immense interest for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine. Design and development of new iron oxide-based MNPs for such applications is of rather limited breadth without reliable and sensitive methods to determine their levels in body tissues. Commonly used methods, such as ICP, are quite problematic, due to the inability to decipher the origin of the detected iron, i.e. whether it originates from the MNPs or endogenous from tissues and bodily fluids. One of the approaches to overcome this problem and to increase reliability of tracing MNPs is to partially substitute iron ions in the MNPs with Er...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414681/what-can-erode-through-lungs-bone-and-skin
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J M Manalac, D Shankaranayanan, J Paul-Olivier, L Guidry, N R Sells
CASE: A 51 year old African American Man without significant past history presented with three weeks of persistent cough productive of copious yellow sputum. He denied fevers, chills, hemoptysis, dyspnea, weight or appetite changes, sick contacts, recent travel. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared comfortable. He had decreased air entry of the left lower lobe with dullness to percussion. A 5x3 cm fluctuant mass was incidentally found on the left anterior chest wall at the level of the 11th rib with yellow expressible exudate at which time the patient reported a minor trauma sustained 3 weeks prior...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
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Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414668/autoimmune-diabetes-presented-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-induced-by-immunotherapy-in-an-adult-with-melanoma
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A A Alzenaidi, J Dendy, L Rejjal
INTRODUCTION: Immunotherapy has been approved for treatment of melanoma. Autoimmune endocrinopathies have been reported in trials involving immunotherapy but autoimmune diabetes has not been definitively linked to them. Here we describe a case of autoimmune diabetes presenting with DKA after receiving combined immunotherapy with anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 monoclonal antibodies. CASE: A 47year old gentleman with metastatic melanoma presented to our institution with confusion, abdominal pain and decreased oral intake...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414146/tissue-distribution-of-a-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibody-determined-by-large-pore-microdialysis
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Satyawan B Jadhav, Vipada Khaowroongrueng, Matthias Fueth, Michael B Otteneder, Wolfgang Richter, Hartmut Derendorf
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) exhibit limited distribution to the target tissues. Determination of target tissue interstitial concentration of mAbs is an important aspect in the assessment of their pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) relationship especially for mAbs targeting membrane bound receptors. The pharmacokinetics of R7072, a full length mAb (IgG) targeting human insulin like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) was evaluated following a single intravenous (IV) dose at 1, 6.25 and 25 mg/kg in healthy female SCID-beige mice...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412071/emergency-medicine-myths-cerebral-edema-in-pediatric-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-intravenous-fluids
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a disease associated with several complications that can be severe. One complication includes cerebral edema (CE), and patients may experience significant morbidity with this disease. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates the myths concerning CE in pediatric DKA including mechanism, presentation of edema, clinical assessment of dehydration, and association with intravenous (i.v.) fluids. DISCUSSION: Multiple complications may occur in pediatric DKA...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412011/-nicolau-livedoid-dermatitis-with-severe-neurological-involvement-in-a-child
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F-Z Elfatoiki, A Ennajdi, W Gueddari, S Chiheb
BACKGROUND: Nicolau syndrome is a rare condition consisting in tissue ischemia and necrosis following intramuscular, intra-articular or subcutaneous injection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immediately after gluteal intramuscular injection of benzathine-penicillin, a 10-year-old male child presented an extensive painful violaceous lesion on the left buttock associated with urinary incontinence and left lower-limb paresis. Additional underlying muscular damage was supported by high serum levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase...
April 12, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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