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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634518/role-of-albumin-in-cirrhosis-from-a-hospitalist-s-perspective
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Saqib Walayat, Daniel Martin, Jaymon Patel, Umair Ahmed, Muhammad N Asghar, Aparna U Pai, Sonu Dhillon
Albumin, a negatively charged globular protein encoded on chromosome 4, is one of the most abundant proteins in the plasma and accounts for approximately 75% of plasma oncotic pressure. The role of albumin in the management of various disease states has shown to be beneficial historically. Low serum albumin is a predictor of mortality and poor outcomes. In cirrhotics undergoing paracentesis, albumin infusion prevents rapid re-accumulation of ascitic fluid while simultaneously decreasing the risk of post-paracentesis related circulatory dysfunction...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632582/the-effect-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-partial-aortic-occlusion-and-aggressive-blood-transfusion-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-swine-multiple-injuries-model
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M Austin Johnson, Timothy K Williams, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, William T O'Brien, Joseph M Galante, J Kevin Grayson, Lucas P Neff
BACKGROUND: Despite clinical reports of poor outcomes, the degree to which resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) exacerbates traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not known. We hypothesized that combined effects of increased proximal mean arterial pressure (pMAP), carotid blood flow (Qcarotid), and intracranial pressure (ICP) from REBOA would lead to TBI progression compared with partial aortic occlusion (PAO) or no intervention. METHODS: Twenty-one swine underwent a standardized TBI via computer Controlled cortical impact followed by 25% total blood volume rapid hemorrhage...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627037/quantitative-gd-dota-uptake-from-cerebrospinal-fluid-into-rat-brain-using-3d-vfa-spgr-at-9-4t
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Hedok Lee, Kristian Mortensen, Simon Sanggaard, Palle Koch, Hans Brunner, Bjørn Quistorff, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste
PURPOSE: We propose a quantitative technique to assess solute uptake into the brain parenchyma based on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI). With this approach, a small molecular weight paramagnetic contrast agent (Gd-DOTA) is infused in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and whole brain gadolinium concentration maps are derived. METHODS: We implemented a 3D variable flip angle spoiled gradient echo (VFA-SPGR) longitudinal relaxation time (T1) technique, the accuracy of which was cross-validated by way of inversion recovery rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement (IR-RARE) using phantoms...
June 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626871/a-successful-living-donor-liver-re-transplantation-for-graft-failure-within-seven-days-due-to-acute-de-novo-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibody-mediated-rejection
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Yohei Yamada, Ken Hoshino, Teisaburo Mori, Miho Kawaida, Kiyotomo Abe, Hideo Ishihama, Takahiro Shimizu, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Kentaro Matsubara, Taizo Hibi, Yuta Abe, Hiroshi Yagi, Naoki Shimojima, Masahiro Shinoda, Minoru Kitago, Hideaki Obara, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Kaori Kameyama, Yuko Kitagawa, Tatsuo Kuroda
Growing evidence suggests a relationship between antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and early graft failure due to a previously unknown etiology in liver transplantation (LTx). We herein report a three-year-old boy who developed rapid graft failure due to de novo donor-specific antibody (DSA)-driven AMR a week after living donor LTx, requiring a second transplant on the 10th day after the first LTx. The pathology of the first graft showed massive necrosis in zone 3 along with positive C4d and inflammatory cell infiltrates in portal areas...
June 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624112/opposing-roles-of-rapid-dopamine-signaling%C3%A2-across-the-rostral-caudal-axis-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-nucleus-accumbens-shell-in-drug-induced-negative-affect
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Seth W Hurley, Elizabeth A West, Regina M Carelli
BACKGROUND: Negative reinforcement theories of drug addiction posit that addicts use drugs to alleviate negative mood states. In a preclinical model developed in our laboratory, rats exhibit negative affect to a normally rewarding taste cue when it predicts impending but delayed cocaine. The emergence of this state is accompanied by a reduction in dopamine concentration in the rostral nucleus accumbens shell. However, the rostral and caudal regions of the shell have been implicated in promoting opposing appetitive and aversive states, respectively...
May 11, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615223/daratumumab-yields-rapid-and-deep-hematologic-responses-in-patients-with-heavily-pretreated-al-amyloidosis
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Gregory P Kaufman, Stanley L Schrier, Richard A Lafayette, Sally Arai, Ronald M Witteles, Michaela Liedtke
The majority of patients with immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL) fail to achieve a complete response (CR) to standard light chain suppressive chemotherapy, and almost all patients eventually experience hematologic relapse and progression of organ involvement; additional well tolerated treatment options are therefore needed. We present our retrospective experience of 25 consecutive previously treated AL patients who received daratumumab, a CD38-directed monoclonal antibody approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma...
June 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611642/a-case-report-of-severe-delirium-after-amantadine-withdrawal
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Franz Marxreiter, Jürgen Winkler, Martin Uhl, Dominik Madžar
Amantadine is frequently used in addition to dopaminergic substances like dopamine agonists or L-Dopa in advanced Parkinson disease (PD). However, adverse effects like hallucinations limit its use. PD patients developing severe psychotic symptoms upon treatment with either dopaminergic substances and/or amantadine need to stop intake of any psychotropic substance. Here, we report the case of a 71-year-old PD patient without previously known cognitive impairment. He presented with drug-induced psychotic symptoms due to changes in his therapeutic regimen (increase in COMT inhibitors, newly introduced MAO B inhibitors)...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611282/the-4-plus-2-rituximab-protocol-makes-maintenance-treatment-unneeded-in-patients-with-refractory-anca-associated-vasculitis-a-10-year-observation-study
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Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Mirella Alpa, Carla Naretto, Massimo Radin, Roberta Fenoglio, Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti
BACKGROUND: ANCA associated vasculitides (AAV) often present with a chronic relapsing course. Relapse leads to increased immunosuppressive exposure and consequent toxicity. While two randomized controlled trials have shown rituximab (RTX) to be the most effective induction treatment in patients with relapsing disease, the optimal treatment duration and RTX dose remain debated. Whether to administer a maintenance dose to every patient, at a fixed time interval or on the basis of B cell count and ANCA titre or only when disease manifestations do occur is still debated as well...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610957/effectiveness-of-heart-rate-control-on-hemodynamics-in-critically-ill-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-managed-by-amiodarone
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Joe-Elie Salem, Pauline Dureau, Christian Funck-Brentano, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Maria El-Aissaoui, Nadia Aissaoui, Saik Urien, Christophe Faisy
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and might contribute to hemodynamic instability if heart rate (HR) is persistently too rapid. We aimed to assess if HR control below 115 or 130bpm with amiodarone improves hemodynamics in ICU patients with AT. This observational study included 73 ICU patients with disabling AT receiving amiodarone for HR control. A total of 525 changes (mainly within 4-8h) in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and 167 changes in plasma lactate in response to HR variations above 115 or 130bpm were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610917/rapid-and-sustained-antidepressant-effects-of-resolvin-d1-and-d2-in-a-chronic-unpredictable-stress-model
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Yuka Ishikawa, Satoshi Deyama, Kento Shimoda, Kotomi Yoshikawa, Soichiro Ide, Masamichi Satoh, Masabumi Minami
Resolvin D1 (RvD1) and D2 (RvD2) are lipid mediators that are derived from docosahexaenoic acid. We recently demonstrated that intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) infusions of RvD1 or RvD2 attenuate lipopolysaccharide-induced depression-like behaviors via mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 signaling. However, the antidepressant effects of RvD1 and RvD2 have not been fully investigated. Here, we examined the antidepressant effects of RvD1 and RvD2 using the tail suspension test (TST) and forced swim test (FST) in murine chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) model...
June 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610913/correlation-between-urinary-gag-and-anti-idursulfase-ert-neutralizing-antibodies-during-treatment-with-nicit-immune-tolerance-regimen-a-case-report
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Sarah Kim, Chester B Whitley, Jeanine R Jarnes Utz
INTRODUCTION: Antibodies to intravenous idursulfase enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for patients with Hunter syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II, MPS II) can have a harmful clinical impact, including both increasing risk of infusion reactions and inhibiting therapeutic activity. Thus, failure to monitor anti-idursulfase antibodies and neutralizing antibodies, and delays in reporting results, may postpone critical clinical decisions. HYPOTHESIS: Urinary glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels may be used as a biomarker for anti-idursulfase antibodies and neutralizing antibodies to improve timeliness in monitoring and managing ERT...
June 3, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608544/use-of-intravenous-iron-polymaltose-in-the-management-of-iron-deficiency-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alaa Qassim, Rosina G Gergis, Bill Jeffries, Rosalie M Grivell, Luke E Grzeskowiak
BACKGROUND: Intravenous iron polymaltose (IPM) is commonly utilised in pregnancy when oral treatment is not tolerated or where rapid replenishment of iron stores is required, but data on use in pregnancy is scarce. AIM: To examine the use, safety and efficacy of intravenous IPM in pregnancy. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women administered intravenous IPM between January 2014 and January 2016 at a Tertiary teaching hospital in Adelaide, Australia...
June 13, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606576/insulin-sensitizers-improve-the-glp-1-secretion-and-the-amount-of-intestinal-l-cells-on-high-fat-diet-induced-catch-up-growth
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Juan Zheng, Kang-Li Xiao, Lulu Chen, Chaodong Wu, Xiang Hu, Tianshu Zeng, Xiao-Qian Chen, Wen-Juan Li, Xiuling Deng, Huiqing Li, Yu-Ming Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether insulin resistance can result in impaired glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 secretion and to determine whether insulin-sensitizing drugs could improve the secretion of GLP-1 in catch-up growth rats. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley rats were used to establish a catch-up growth model. At the end of weeks 6 and 14, these rats were euthanized to measure energy intake, body weight, plasma triacylglycerol, and nonesterified fatty acid...
July 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606063/on-predicting-time-to-completion-for-the-first-stage-of-spontaneous-labor-at-term-in-multiparous-women
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Björn Gunnarsson, Eirik Skogvoll, Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir, Jo Røislien, Alexander Kr Smárason
BACKGROUND: Labor that progresses faster than anticipated may lead to unplanned out-of-hospital births. With the aim to improve planning of transportation to birthing institutions, this study investigated predictors of time to completion for the first stage of labor conditional on cervical opening (conditional time) in multiparous women at term. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of partograms for women in Robson's group 3 who delivered at one hospital from 2003 to 2013...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604815/temperature-sensitive-liposomes-combined-with-thermal-ablation-effects-of-duration-and-timing-of-heating-in-mathematical-models-and-in-vivo
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Christian Rossmann, M A McCrackin, Kent E Armeson, Dieter Haemmerich
BACKGROUND: Temperature sensitive liposomes (TSL) are nanoparticles that rapidly release the contained drug at hyperthermic temperatures, typically above ~40°C. TSL have been combined with various heating modalities, but there is no consensus on required hyperthermia duration or ideal timing of heating relative to TSL administration. The goal of this study was to determine changes in drug uptake when heating duration and timing are varied when combining TSL with radiofrequency ablation (RF) heating...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600797/the-novel-nitric-oxide-donor-pdno-attenuates-ovine-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-renal-failure
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Kristofer F Nilsson, John Sandin, Lars E Gustafsson, Robert Frithiof
BACKGROUND: Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury is a common cause of acute kidney injury in intensive care and surgery. Recently, novel organic mononitrites of 1,2-propanediol (PDNO) were synthesized and shown to rapidly and controllably deploy nitric oxide in the circulation when administered intravenously. We hypothesized that intravenous infusion of PDNO during renal ischemia reperfusion would improve post-ischemic renal function and microcirculation. METHODS: Sixteen sheep were anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and surgically instrumented...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599199/the-haemodynamic-effects-of-bolus-versus-slower-infusion-of-intravenous-crystalloid-in-healthy-volunteers
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Ida F Ukor, Andrew K Hilton, Michael J Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: This pilot study aimed to characterise the haemodynamic effect of 1L of IV normal saline (NS) administered as a rapid versus slow infusion on cardiac output (CO), heart rate (HR), systemic blood pressures, and carotid blood flow in six healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six healthy male volunteers aged 18-65years were randomized to receive 1L NS given over 30min or 120min. On a subsequent study session the alternate fluid regimen was administered...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597498/different-implications-of-the-dorsal-and-ventral-hippocampus-on-contextual-memory-retrieval-after-stress
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C Pierard, R Dorey, N Henkous, N Mons, D Béracochéa
This study assessed the relative contributions of dorsal (dHPC) and ventral (vHPC) hippocampus regions in mediating the rapid effects of an acute stress on contextual memory retrieval. Indeed, we previously showed that an acute stress (3 electric footschocks; 0.9 mA each) delivered 15 min before the 24h-test inversed the memory retrieval pattern in a contextual discrimination task. Specifically, mice learned in a four-hole board two successive discriminations (D1 and D2) varying by the color and texture of the floor...
June 8, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596831/ofatumumab-associated-acute-pneumonitis-not-new-but-still-the-first-case
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Alice Bonanni, Enrica Bertelli, Chiara Panicucci, Matteo D'Alessandro, Andrea Moscatelli, Elisabetta Lampugnani, Oliviero Sacco, Gian Michele Magnano, Pietro Ravani, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Ofatumumab is an anti-CD20 humanized monoclonal antibody utilized in the treatment of several clinical conditions resistant to other treatments. In spite there was a general expectation that ofatumumab was less toxic compared to rituximab, side effects have been reported that resemble those of its anti-CD20 chimeric precursor. Here, we describe the first case of Ofatumumab associate lung injury occurring in a 14-year-old boy affected by nephrotic syndrome dependent to prednisone plus cyclosporine A who had been treated with the dose of drug utilized in nephrotic syndrome (1500 mg/173 m(2))...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595619/cytokine-treatment-optimises-the-immunotherapeutic-effects-of-umbilical-cord-derived-msc-for-treatment-of-inflammatory-liver-disease
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Samantha F H de Witte, Ana M Merino, Marcella Franquesa, Tanja Strini, Johanna A A van Zoggel, Sander S Korevaar, Franka Luk, Madhu Gargesha, Lisa O'Flynn, Debashish Roy, Steve J Elliman, Philip N Newsome, Carla C Baan, Martin J Hoogduijn
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) possess immunomodulatory properties and low immunogenicity, both crucial properties for their development into an effective cellular immunotherapy. They have shown benefit in clinical trials targeting liver diseases; however the efficacy of MSC therapy will benefit from improvement of the immunomodulatory and immunogenic properties of MSC. METHODS: MSC derived from human umbilical cords (ucMSC) were treated for 3 days in vitro with various inflammatory factors, interleukins, vitamins and serum deprivation...
June 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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