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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817841/-practical-use-of-continuous-apomorphine-infusion-via-pump
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Lars Tönges, Andrés Ceballos-Baumann, Holger Honig, Alexander Storch, Wolfgang H Jost
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative illness after Alzheimer's disease. In its advanced stages, it is characterized by various special symptoms. In addition to non-motor signs, motor complications are most prominent and most often can only be inadequately improved with pulsatile oral therapies. However, with the aid of continuous dopaminergic stimulation, improvements can be achieved even in advanced stages of the disease. This will not only alleviate motor and non-motor symptoms, but will also lead to a better quality of life...
August 17, 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817662/single-scan-rest-stress-imaging-with-99mtc-sestamibi-and-cadmium-zinc-telluride-based-spect-for-hyperemic-flow-quantification-a-feasibility-study-evaluated-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Yuan-Chang Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Feng-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Fang Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate whether the hyperemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) can be estimated using cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with a single, rapid rest/stress dynamic scan. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used as a reference modality for flow measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed protocol included both the rest and stress acquisitions within a 24-min scan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815897/multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-three-major-threats-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Michael J Satlin, Thomas J Walsh
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are uniquely threatened by the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria because these patients rely on immediate active antimicrobial therapy to combat bacterial infections. This review describes the epidemiology and treatment considerations for three challenging MDR bacterial pathogens in HSCT recipients: MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)...
August 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813773/a-case-of-ivig-induced-aseptic-chemical-meningitis
#4
Anish Patel, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Tamera Sturm
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a commonly used and generally well-tolerated medication. Common side effects include flu-like symptoms such as fevers, headaches, myalgia, fatigue, and nausea. One of the more rare side effects is aseptic meningitis, with a reported incidence rate of around 0.067 percent of all IVIG infusions. In this paper, we describe a 47-year-old female patient with a history of myasthenia gravis who presented with a headache, neck pain, and neck stiffness while undergoing IVIG infusions for a myasthenia crisis...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
#5
Joy Vanderway, Catherine Vincent, Susan M Walsh, Jennifer Obrecht
Fever and neutropenia is an oncologic emergency. Time-to-antibiotics (TTA) refers to the amount of time from initial provider evaluation for fever and neutropenia to intravenous antibiotic administration. Research supports that rapid time-to-antibiotics (RTTA) is associated with improved patient outcomes. This quality improvement project evaluated the success of implementing an RTTA pathway in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. The setting was an advanced practice nurse-managed pediatric ambulatory infusion center where patients with fever and neutropenia were often evaluated and treated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807037/selepressin-a-novel-selective-vasopressin-v1a-agonist-is-an-effective-substitute-for-norepinephrine-in-a-phase-iia-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-in-septic-shock-patients
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James A Russell, Jean-Louis Vincent, Anne Louise Kjølbye, Håkan Olsson, Allan Blemings, Herbert Spapen, Peder Carl, Pierre-Francois Laterre, Lars Grundemar
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin is widely used for vasopressor support in septic shock patients, but experimental evidence suggests that selective V1A agonists are superior. The initial pharmacodynamic effects, pharmacokinetics, and safety of selepressin, a novel V1A-selective vasopressin analogue, was examined in a phase IIa trial in septic shock patients. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial in 53 patients in early septic shock (aged ≥18 years, fluid resuscitation, requiring vasopressor support) who received selepressin 1...
August 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801969/anesthetic-management-for-intestinal-transplantation-a-decade-of-experience
#7
Jeron Zerillo, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, David Shapiro, Hung-Mo Lin, Alyssa Burnham, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer, Samuel DeMaria
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is the definitive therapy for patients suffering from intestinal failure. Previous published reports suggest that these cases should be managed peri-operatively with the same intensive monitors and techniques as in liver transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the anesthetic management of sixty-seven isolated intestinal, intestinal-pancreas and intestinal-kidney transplants over the previous decade (2005-2015) in our tertiary care institution...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801787/reduction-of-68-ga-psma-renal-uptake-with-mannitol-infusion-preliminary-results
#8
Federica Matteucci, Emilio Mezzenga, Paola Caroli, Valentina Di Iorio, Anna Sarnelli, Monica Celli, Lorenzo Fantini, Andrea Moretti, Riccardo Galassi, Ugo De Giorgi, Giovanni Paganelli
PURPOSE: Urea-based prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligands labelled with (68)Ga or (177)Lu are new tracers with great potential for theranostic approaches in prostate cancer. However, clinical studies have shown that the kidneys are one of the off-target organs along with the salivary and lacrimal glands. In the kidneys, PSMA is physiologically expressed in the apical epithelium of the proximal tubules, and mannitol acts as an osmotic diuretic in these tubules. We investigated the potential of mannitol to reduce renal uptake of (68)Ga-PSMA...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800539/development-of-a-rapid-and-sensitive-multiple-reaction-monitoring-proteomic-approach-for-quantification-of-transporters-in-human-liver-tissue
#9
Li Wang, Kasi J Rubadue, Jeffrey Alberts, David W Bedwell, Kenneth J Ruterbories
With increasing knowledge on the role of hepatic transporters in drug disposition, numerous efforts have been described to quantify the expression of human hepatic transporters. However, reported quantitative proteomic approaches often require long analysis times. Additionally, greater assay sensitivity is still necessary for less abundant transporters or limited quantity of samples (e.g. hepatocytes and liver tissue). In the present study, an LC-MS/MS method for rapid and simultaneous quantification of 12 hepatic transporters (BCRP, BSEP, MATE1, MRP2, MRP3, MRP4, NTCP, OATP1B1, 1B3, 2B1, OCT1, and P-gp) was developed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800058/effectiveness-of-mifamurtide-in-addition-to-standard-chemotherapy-for-high-grade-osteosarcoma-a-systematic-review
#10
Rincy Jimmy, Cindy Stern, Karolina Lisy, Sarahlouise White
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma mostly occurs during the period of rapid bone growth in children and adolescents as high-grade osteosarcomas. Current treatment recommended for high-grade non-metastatic and metastatic and/or relapsed osteosarcoma involves neoadjuvant multiagent conventional chemotherapy, followed by surgical resection of macroscopically detected tumor and postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. However, residual micrometastatic deposits that develop following surgery have shown resistance to postoperative/adjuvant chemotherapy...
August 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792663/rapid-infusion-of-rituximab-is-well-tolerated-in-children-with-hematologic-oncologic-and-rheumatologic-disorders
#11
M Brooke Bernhardt, Marietta M De Guzman, Amanda Grimes, Susan Kirk, Sheryl Nelson, Jessica Bergsbaken, Charles G Minard, Jenny McDade Despotovic
Traditional administration of rituximab requires careful titration and may involve many hours to minimize the risk of reactions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of rapid infusions of rituximab in a pilot group of children with hematologic, oncologic, and rheumatologic disorders, and to determine the incidence of rate-related infusion reactions. Twenty patients enrolled in the study. All patients tolerated the rapid infusion of rituximab and no patient had an infusion-related reaction...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790825/rapid-infusion-of-esketamine-for-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Fernanda S Correia-Melo, Felipe C Argolo, Lucas Araújo-de-Freitas, Gustavo Carneiro Leal, Flávio Kapczinski, Acioly Luiz Lacerda, Lucas C Quarantini
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated efficacy and safety of intravenous subanesthetic doses of esketamine using an administration time of 10 minutes in patients with treatment-resistant depression and bipolar depression. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted to identify patients who met the inclusion criteria for treatment-resistant depression and bipolar depression according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision criteria, and these patients received rapid infusion of esketamine between June 2012 and December 2015...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782208/managing-hyponatraemia-secondary-to-primary-polydipsia-beware-too-rapid-correction-of-hyponatraemia
#13
Emma Boehm, Shanal Kumar, Alison Nankervis, Peter Colman
We describe three cases of severe hyponatraemia in the setting of primary polydipsia that were managed in our centre in 2016. Despite receiving different solute loads, large volume diuresis and rapid correction of serum sodium occurred in all cases. Given the potentially catastrophic consequence of osmotic demyelination, we highlight the judicious use of desmopressin and hypotonic fluid infusion to mitigate sodium overcorrection in this setting.
August 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782153/n-acetylcysteine-and-prednisolone-treatment-improved-serum-biochemistries-in-suspected-flupirtine-cases-of-severe-idiosyncratic-liver-injury
#14
Jürgen Borlak, Florian van Bömmel, Thomas Berg
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The analgesic flupirtine has been linked to cases of severe idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (sFILI). We therefore examined whether N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and glucocorticoid therapy is effective in the management of sFILI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study efficacy of NAC-infusion and oral prednisolone treatments on liver-function-tests (LFTs) and clinical outcome of 21 sFILI cases was evaluated by comparing it to an external cohort of 30 sFILI cases not receiving the antidote...
August 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780040/long-term-direct-visualization-of-passively-transferred-fluorophore-conjugated-antibodies
#15
Jeffrey R Schneider, Ann M Carias, Arangaserry R Bastian, Gianguido C Cianci, Patrick F Kiser, Ronald S Veazey, Thomas J Hope
The use of therapeutic antibodies, delivered by intravenous (IV) instillation, is a rapidly expanding area of biomedical treatment for a variety of conditions. However, little is known about how the antibodies are anatomically distributed following infusion and the underlying mechanism mediating therapeutic antibody distribution to specific anatomical sites remains to be elucidated. Current efforts utilize low resolution and sensitivity methods such as ELISA and indirect labeling imaging techniques, which often leads to high background and difficulty in assessing biodistribution...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777397/thrombosis-of-the-superior-vena-cava-due-to-a-hickman-catheter-successful-management-by-rt-pa-thrombolysis
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Giuseppe Zaccone, Paolo D Pafundi, Augusto Veneziani, Alessandro Verbo, Rosa Colli
INTRODUCTION: Venous thrombosis is a frequent complication of long-term venous access. Its management is well defined in most cases, but some specific clinical situations have not yet been definitively standardized.Thrombosis may occur at the catheter tip and involve the superior vena cava (SVC) and/or the right atrium (RA). In such cases, while the need for a rapid intervention to relieve the venous obstruction and avoid embolism is obvious, the best management is still to be established...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775121/italian-real-life-experience-with-brentuximab-vedotin-results-of-a-large-observational-study-on-40-relapsed-refractory-systemic-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
#17
Alessandro Broccoli, Cinzia Pellegrini, Alice Di Rocco, Benedetta Puccini, Caterina Patti, Guido Gini, Donato Mannina, Monica Tani, Chiara Rusconi, Alessandra Romano, Anna Vanazzi, Barbara Botto, Carmelo Carlo-Stella, Stefan Hohaus, Pellegrino Musto, Patrizio Mazza, Stefano Molica, Paolo Corradini, Angelo Fama, Francesco Gaudio, Michele Merli, Angela Gravetti, Giuseppe Gritti, Annalisa Arcari, Patrizia Tosi, Anna Marina Liberati, Antonello Pinto, Vincenzo Pavone, Filippo Gherlinzoni, Virginia Naso, Stefano Volpetti, Livio Trentin, Maria Cecilia Goldaniga, Maurizio Bonfichi, Amalia De Renzo, Corrado Schiavotto, Michele Spina, Sergio Storti, Angelo Michele Carella, Vittorio Stefoni, Lisa Argnani, Pier Luigi Zinzani
From November 2012 to July 2014, brentuximab vedotin was available in Italy for patients with relapsed systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma outside a clinical trial context according to the national law 648/96. A large Italian observational retrospective study was conducted on the use of brentuximab vedotin in the everyday clinical practice to check if clinical trial results are confirmed even in a real life context. Primary endpoint was the best response; secondary endpoints were the overall response rate at the end of the treatment, duration of response, survival and the safety profile...
August 3, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774327/could-remifentanil-reduce-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-comparison-with-other-opioids-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Yibing Zhu, Yinhua Wang, Bin Du, Xiuming Xi
BACKGROUND: Sedation and analgesia are commonly required to relieve anxiety and pain in mechanically ventilated patients. Fentanyl and morphine are the most frequently used opioids. Remifentanil is a selective μ-opioid receptor that is metabolized by unspecific esterases and eliminated independently of liver or renal function. Remifentanil has a rapid onset and offset and a short context-sensitive half-life regardless of the duration of infusion, which may lead to reductions in weaning and extubation...
August 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768486/lumbar-puncture-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-paradoxical-herniation-in-patient-with-previous-decompressive-craniectomy-report-of-two-cases
#19
Liang Shen, Sheng Qiu, Zhongzhou Su, Xudong Ma, Renfu Yan
BACKGROUND: Lumbar puncture is often used for the diagnosis and treatment of subarchnoid hemorrhage, infection of Cerebro-spinal Fluid (CSF), hydrocephalus in neurosurgery department patients. It is general that paradoxical herniation followed by lumbar puncture is quite rare in decompressive craniectomy cases; the related reports are very few. Moreover, most of the paradoxical herniation cases are chronic, which often occur weeks or even months after the lumbar puncture, to date, barely no reports on the acute onset paradoxical herniation have been found...
August 2, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764022/fast-gradient-hplc-ms-separation-of-phenolics-in-green-tea-to-monitor-their-degradation
#20
Petra Šilarová, Lenka Česlová, Milan Meloun
The degradation of catechins and other phenolics in green tea infusions were monitored using fast HPLC/MS separation. The final separation was performed within 2.5min using Ascentis Express C18 column (50mm×2.1mm i.d.) packed with 2μm porous shell particles. Degradation was studied in relation to the temperature of water (70, 80, 90°C) and the standing time of the infusion (up to 6h). Along with chromatographic separation, the antioxidant properties of the infusions were monitored using two spectrophotometric methods...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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