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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243040/protective-effect-of-acacetin-on-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-its-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidative-activity
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Li-Chao Sun, Hong-Bo Zhang, Cheng-Dong Gu, Shi-Dong Guo, Gang Li, Rui Lian, Yao Yao, Guo-Qiang Zhang
Sepsis is a clinical syndrome with no effective protective or therapeutic treatments. Acacetin, a natural flavonoid compound, has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects which can potentially work to reduce sepsis. We investigated the potential protective effect of acacetin on sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) ALI and dissect out the underlying mechanisms. Mice were divided into five groups: a sham group, a sepsis-induced ALI group, and three sepsis groups pre-treated with 20, 40, and 80 mg/kg body weight of acacetin...
December 14, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241160/microparticles-in-red-cell-concentrates-prime-polymorphonuclear-neutrophils-and-cause-acute-lung-injury-in-a-two-event-mouse-model
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Rufeng Xie, Yiming Yang, Yueyue Zhu, Li Gao, Xueyu Jiang, Juan Sun, Maohong Bian, Jie Yang
Red cell-derived microparticles (RMPs) are potential mediators of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of microparticles present in red cell concentrates (RCC) on polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) respiratory burst and acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Microparticles (MPs) in RCC supernatant were quantified using flow cytometry. The priming activity of either isolated MPs or RCC supernatant toward human PMN was measured in vitro. Mice were injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), followed by an infusion of either isolated MPs or heat-treated RCC supernatant...
December 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230717/utility-of-2-pyridine-aldoxime-methyl-chloride-2-pam-for-acute-organophosphate-poisoning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adam Blumenberg, Roshank Benabbas, Ian de Souza, Alyssa Conigliaro, Lorenzo Paladino, Elliot Warman, Richard Sinert, Sage W Wiener
Organophosphates (OP) account for the majority of pesticide-related unintentional or intentional poisonings in lower- and middle-income countries. The therapeutic role of atropine is well-established for patients with acute OP poisoning. The benefit of adding 2-pyridine aldoxime methyl chloride (2-PAM), however, is controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCT) to compare 2-PAM plus atropine in comparison to atropine alone for acute OP poisoning...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229098/pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-an-important-consideration-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Ryan Balko, Hawa Edriss, Kenneth Nugent, Victor Test
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is a rare subcategory of pulmonary arterial hypertension (WHO Group 1). The disease is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose; it has no definitive cure to date. These patients present with nonspecific symptoms, including dyspnea, exercise intolerance, and weakness. Chest x-rays sometimes differ from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and may demonstrate alveolar infiltrates and pleural effusions. High resolution computed tomography scans reveal ground glass opacities, interlobular septal thickening, and lymphadenopathy...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219267/-forensic-analysis-for-54-cases-of-suxamethonium-chloride-poisoning
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Y F Zhao, B Q Zhao, K J Ma, J Zhang, F Y Chen
OBJECTIVES: To observe and analyze the performance of forensic science in the cases of suxa- methonium chloride poisoning, and to improve the identification of suxamethonium chloride poisoning. METHODS: Fifty-four cases of suxamethonium chloride poisoning were collected. The rules of determination of suxamethonium chloride poisoning were observed by the retrospective analysis of pathological and toxicological changes as well as case features. RESULTS: The pathological features of suxamethonium chloride poisoning were similar to the general changes of sudden death, which mainly included acute pulmonary congestion and edema, and partly showed myocardial disarray and fracture...
August 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216627/a-simplified-approach-to-extravascular-lung-water-assessment-using-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-patients-with-end-stage-chronic-renal-failure-undergoing-hemodialysis
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William Beaubien-Souligny, Maxime Rhéaume, Marie-Christine Blondin, Shérine El-Barnachawy, Annik Fortier, Jean Éthier, Louis Legault, André Y Denault
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload leading to pulmonary congestion is an important issue in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study aimed to determine if a simplified method of extravascular lung water assessment using ultrasound provided clinically relevant information. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 47 patients from a single hemodialysis center. Pulmonary ultrasound was performed before and after 2 hemodialysis sessions in 28 regions on the thorax. The B-line score was defined as the percentage regions where B-lines were present...
December 7, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212494/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-children-with-renal-failure-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-cameroon
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Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206762/soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-plays-a-vital-role-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-lung-injury-in-mice
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Wei Tao, Ping-Song Li, Gang Xu, Yi Luo, Yu-Sheng Shu, Yong-Zhong Tao, Liu-Qing Yang
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, its mechanism is not well defined. Angiotensin II up-regulates the expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH; Ephx2). sEH is suggested as a potential pharmacologic target for ARDS. The present study investigates whether the sEH is involved in the angiotensin II triggered pulmonary inflammation and edema using an angiotensin II-induced lung injury animal model. METHODS: Lung injury was induced by angiotensin II intratracheally instillation in wild-type or Ephx2 deficient mice...
December 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203299/evaluation-of-cardiac-index-and-extravascular-lung-water-after-single-lung-transplantation-using-the-transpulmonary-thermodilution-technique-by-the-picco2-device
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Alexy Tran-Dinh, Pascal Augustin, Guillaume Dufour, Sigismond Lasocki, Nicolas Allou, Gabriel Thabut, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Mathieu Desmard
OBJECTIVES: First evaluation of the transpulmonary thermodilution technique by the PiCCO2 device to assess cardiac index and pulmonary edema during the postoperative course after single-lung transplantation. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Intensive care unit, university hospital (single center). PARTICIPANTS: Single-lung transplant patients. INTERVENTIONS: The authors compared cardiac index measured by PiCCO2 and pulmonary artery catheter and assessed pulmonary edema using extravascular lung water index and pulmonary vascular permeability index measured by PiCCO2...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202675/acute-hepatic-steatosis-a-helpful-diagnostic-feature-in-metallic-phosphide-poisoned-horses
#10
Jonathan H Fox, Brian F Porter, Leslie Easterwood, Justin R V Hildenbrand, Pierre Hélie, James Smylie, Donal O'Toole
Metal phosphides, particularly zinc and aluminum phosphide, occasionally poison horses and other equids following their use as rodenticides and insecticides. Grain-based aluminum phosphide baits are used to control rodents such as prairie dogs. The clinical course in intoxicated horses is short (<24-48 h), and animals may be found dead. Hepatic lesions caused by phosphine poisoning are not well described. Laboratory confirmation depends on detecting phosphine gas in gastric contents. Eight horses and a mule were exposed to zinc phosphide used to control prairie dogs on a Wyoming ranch...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184617/acute-atrial-fibrillation-complicating-organophosphorus-poisoning
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Monika Maheshwari, Shreekant Chaudhary
Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide poisoning is a major clinical and public health problem in a developing country like India. Cardiac injury is a strong predictor of death in these patients. Cardiac complications usually described include cardiac arrest, pulmonary edema, and arrhythmia. Rarely, myocardial infarction has also been reported. The possible mechanisms for myocardial injury include sympathetic/parasympathetic overactivity, hypoxemia, acidosis, dyselectrolytemia, and direct cardiotoxicity. We describe herein one case of OP poisoning, recently admitted in our emergency department and which was complicated by acute onset atrial fibrillation which reverted to sinus rhythm following detoxification of OP compound...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173362/propofol-potentiates-sevoflurane-induced-inhibition-of-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammatory-responses-and-regulation-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-pathways-via-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
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Wei Liu, Honghua Zhu, Hao Fang
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-induced initiation of mitogen-activated protein kinases and the nuclear factor-kappa B signaling cascade is reportedly involved in inflammatory responses during lung injury. Studies have found that volatile anesthetics, such as isoflurane and sevoflurane, inhibit inflammation. This investigation explored the protective effects of propofol and whether propofol potentiates the protective effects of sevoflurane against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury...
November 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173003/life-threatening-idiopathic-reaction-to-hydrochlorothiazide-treated-with-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sean P Kane, Elliott Cohen
Hydrochlorothiazide has been shown to cause rare, but serious non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. We present a case report of a patient with apparent septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) requiring life-sustaining veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). Upon further review of the literature and the chronology of the patient's presentation, her condition was most likely due to an immune-mediated reaction to hydrochlorothiazide. This represents the first case, to our knowledge, of such a severe reaction to hydrochlorothiazide supported with ECMO therapy...
November 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163554/isoliquiritigenin-activates-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-to-suppress-the-nod-like-receptor-protein-3-inflammasome-and-inhibits-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-macrophages-and-in-acute-lung-injury
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Qinmei Liu, Hongming Lv, Zhongmei Wen, Xinxin Ci, Liping Peng
Among the cellular response mechanisms, the nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway is considered a survival pathway that alleviates oxidative injury, while both the NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) and NF-κB pathways are pro-inflammatory pathways that cause damage to cells. These pathways are implicated in the development and resolution of acute lung injury (ALI). Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid from the liquorice compound, is suggested to be a regulator of the above pathways, but the mechanisms of how the NLRP3/NF-κB pathway interacts with Nrf2 and its protective effects in ALI remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161936/a-morphological-and-quantitative-analysis-of-lung-ct-scan-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-in-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema
#16
Giordano Vergani, Massimo Cressoni, Francesco Crimella, Camilla L'Acqua, Erminio Sisillo, Martina Gurgitano, Alessandro Liguori, Andrea Annoni, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Davide Chiumello
BACKGROUND: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) are both characterized by an increase in lung edema that can be measured by computed tomography (CT). The aim of this study was to compare possible differences between patients with ARDS and CPE in the morphologic pattern, the aeration, and the amount and distribution of edema within the lung. METHODS: Lung CT was performed at a mean positive end-expiratory pressure level of 5 cm H2O in both groups...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151411/-protective-effect-of-thalidomide-on-ali-induced-by-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats-and-its-mechanism
#17
Tao Liu, Yuan Xie, Mengtong Xu, Fenshuang Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of thalidomide on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by paraquat (PQ) poisoning in rats and its possible mechanism. METHODS: Sixty SPF Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups with 10 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of PQ solution 20 mg/kg (PQ model group), and the rats were treated by intraperitoneal injection of gradient thalidomide (50, 100, 200 mg/kg treatment groups) 30 minutes later continuously for 3 days...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
#18
Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143501/-the-place-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-the-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
Aileen Kharat, Béatrice Duxbury, Anne-Lise Hachull, Stéphane Noble, Hélène Bouvaist, Paola M Soccal, Frédéric Lador
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is uncommon. Its diagnosis should not be delayed as its prognosis is poor if not treated. In most cases, an acute pulmonary embolism is found in the medical history of the patient. Once suspected, a specific work-up should be performed in a pulmonary hypertension (PH) center. The ventilation/perfusion scan has a central role in this workup but the emergence of non invasive imaging technologies provides morphological and functional information which take part in the therapeutic decision making, such as operability...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141761/leptospirosis-cases-infected-with-uncommon-serogroups-puerto-rico-2013-2015
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Hector Gorbea, Enid J Garcia-Rivera, Hilda Torres, Olga D Lorenzi, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Tyler M Sharp
Leptospirosis is an emerging bacterial zoonosis that is endemic but underrecognized throughout the tropics. Through prospective surveillance for acute febrile illness (AFI) among patients who presented to the emergency department of a hospital located in an urban region of Puerto Rico, four patients with laboratory-confirmed leptospirosis were identified. All patients had signs and symptoms of AFI, including fever, headache, and dehydration. Three patients had leukocytosis with thrombocytopenia and were admitted to the hospital...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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