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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679838/medico-legal-investigation-in-an-explicable-case-of-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome-due-to-a-rare-variant-of-the-phox2b-gene
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Francesco Ventura, Rosario Barranco, Tiziana Bachetti, Paolo Nozza, Ezio Fulcheri, Antonella Palmieri, Isabella Ceccherini
The heterozygous PHOX2B gene mutation is related to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS). It is characterized by defective autonomous nervous system development leading to inadequate breathing response to hypoxia and hypercapnia, leading to hypoventilation especially during non-REM sleep, but also during waking in the more severe cases. Herein we report a case of sudden death in a 28-day-old child. The mother reported the infant was found lying on her own bed in the prone position. The infant was wearing a romper and lying in her crib without any blanket or other objects...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679701/the-role-of-%C3%AE-2-integrin-associated-heparin-binding-protein-release-in-ards
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Yang Liu, Shaolin Ma, Xuebin Wang, Yajing Feng, Shouqin Zhang, Sheng Wang, Xiangyu Zhang
AIMS: PMNs (polymorphonuclear neutrophil) play important roles in early stage of inflammation induced ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Both HBP (Heparin-Binding Protein) released from active PMNs and β2 integrins on the surface of PMNs are involved in vascular leakage. The role and relationship of HBP and β2 integrins on ARDS still requires study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We established ARDS model using C57BL/6 mice with cecal ligation and puncture and eliminating HBP and β2 integrin with respective antibodies...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679597/management-of-dyspnea-in-the-terminally-ill
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REVIEW
Lara Pisani, Nicholas S Hill, Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli, Massimiliano Polastri, Stefano Nava
The genesis of dyspnea involves the activation of several mechanisms that are mediated and perceived depending on previous experiences, values, emotions and beliefs. Breathlessness may become unbearable, especially in terminally ill patients, whether afflicted by respiratory, cardiac or cancer-related disorders, due to a final stage of a chronic process, an acute event or both. Compared to pain, palliation of dyspnea has received relatively little attention in clinical practice and the medical literature. This is particularly true when the breathlessness is associated with acute respiratory failure since most of the studies on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of respiratory distress have excluded such patients...
April 18, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677576/early-mortality-in-scn8a-related-epilepsies
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Katrine M Johannesen, Elena Gardella, Ingrid Scheffer, Katherine Howell, Douglas M Smith, Ingo Helbig, Rikke S Møller, Guido Rubboli
SCN8A-related epilepsies are often severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathies. Seizures can be treatment resistant, and patients suffer from severe intellectual disability. Reports have suggested that SCN8A-related epilepsies have a high mortality with SUDEP as the major underlying cause. SUDEP is a catastrophic event, and the risk of occurrence should be correctly and carefully discussed with patients and families. We tested the hypothesis of SUDEP as the main cause of death in SCN8A-related epilepsies by reviewing all the currently reported patients with SCN8A...
April 13, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676537/recovery-of-pulmonary-functions-exercise-capacity-and-quality-of-life-after-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-survivors-of-ards-due-to-severe-influenza-a-h1n1-pneumonitis
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Meng-Jer Hsieh, Wei-Juen Lee, Hsiu-Ying Cho, Meng-Fang Wu, Han-Chung Hu, Kuo-Chin Kao, Ning-Hung Chen, Ying-Huang Tsai, Chung-Chi Huang
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to severe influenza A H1N1 pneumonitis would result in impaired pulmonary functions and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after hospital discharge. OBJECTIVES: The recovery of pulmonary functions, exercise capacity and HRQoL in the survivors of ARDS due to 2009 pandemic influenza A H1N1 pneumonitis (H1N1-ARDS) were evaluated in a tertiary teaching hospital in the northern Taiwan between May 2010 and June 2011...
April 20, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673563/management-of-laryngeal-cleft-in-mechanically-ventilated-children-with-severe-comorbidities
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Rumi Ueha, Takao Goto, Asako Kaneoka, Tomonori Takano, Taku Sato, Yoichiro Hirata, Takaharu Nito, Tatsuya Yamasoba
Laryngeal clefts are rare congenital malformations of the posterior part of the larynx. The severities are correlated with the downward extension of the cleft and can involve numerous clinical symptoms including dysphagia and respiratory distress. As significant comorbidities may be present, individual treatments depend on the child's general condition and type of cleft involved. Herein, we describe two cases of children with laryngeal clefts and severe comorbidities requiring mechanical ventilation. One child with type III laryngeal cleft was successfully managed with the lateral pharyngotomy approach...
April 16, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672221/glucocorticoid-receptor-isoform-specific-regulation-of-development-circadian-rhythm-and-inflammation-in-mice
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Robert H Oakley, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Julie F Foley, Jonathan T Busada, Nick Z Lu, John A Cidlowski
Glucocorticoids are primary stress hormones, and their synthetic derivatives are widely used clinically. The therapeutic efficacy of these steroids is limited by side effects and glucocorticoid resistance. Multiple glucocorticoid receptor (GR) isoforms are produced from a single gene by alternative translation initiation; however, the role individual isoforms play in tissue-specific responses to glucocorticoids is unknown. We have generated knockin mice that exclusively express the most active receptor isoform, GR-C3...
April 19, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670906/desflurane-attenuates-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-rats-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Xue Lin, Ying-Nan Ju, Wei Gao, Dong-Mei Li, Chang-Chun Guo
Ventilator-induced lung injury aggravates the existing lung injury. This study investigated the effect of desflurane on VILI in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Forty-eight rats were randomized into a sham (S) group, control (C) group, lipopolysaccharide/ventilation (LV) group, lipopolysaccharide/ventilation/desflurane (LVD) group, or lipopolysaccharide/low ventilation with and without desflurane (LLV and LLVD) groups. Rats in the S group received anesthesia only. Rats in the LV and LVD groups received lipopolysaccharide and were ventilated with a high tidal volume...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670790/use-of-the-pelvic-c-clamp-to-mitigate-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-an-unstable-sacral-fracture
#9
Michael J DeRogatis, Paul S Issack
Case: We present the case of a 21-year-old man who fell from a roof, sustaining a displaced sacral fracture with pelvic instability. He developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) within 24 hours of injury. Placement of the pelvic C-clamp resulted in rapid resolution of pulmonary dysfunction, allowing for definitive internal fixation. Conclusion: The C-clamp is most commonly used to control hemorrhage in unstable posterior pelvic ring injuries. Our case demonstrates a rare use of the C-clamp to stabilize the posterior pelvis in a patient with an unstable sacral fracture and ARDS, to rapidly improve pulmonary function prior to definitive surgery...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670676/cost-analysis-of-noninvasive-helmet-ventilation-compared-with-use-of-noninvasive-face-mask-in-ards
#10
Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Louis-Philippe Gagnon, Raphaëlle Robidoux, Kednapa Thavorn, Dipayan Chaudhuri, Daniel Kobewka, John P Kress
Intensive care unit (ICU) costs have doubled since 2000, totalling 108 billion dollars per year. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has a prevalence of 10.4% and a 28-day mortality of 34.8%. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is used in up to 30% of cases. A recent randomized controlled trial by Patel et al. (2016) showed lower intubation rates and 90-day mortality when comparing helmet to face mask NIV in ARDS. The population in the Patel et al. trial was used for cost analysis in this study. Projections of cost savings showed a decrease in ICU costs by $2527 and hospital costs by $3103 per patient, along with a 43...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670537/impact-of-different-tidal-volume-levels-at-low-mechanical-power-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
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Lillian Moraes, Pedro L Silva, Alessandra Thompson, Cintia L Santos, Raquel S Santos, Marcos V S Fernandes, Marcelo M Morales, Vanessa Martins, Vera L Capelozzi, Marcelo G de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco
Tidal volume (VT ) has been considered the main determinant of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Recently, experimental studies have suggested that mechanical power transferred from the ventilator to the lungs is the promoter of VILI. We hypothesized that, as long as mechanical power is kept below a safe threshold, high VT should not be injurious. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of different VT levels and respiratory rates (RR) on lung function, diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), alveolar ultrastructure, and expression of genes related to inflammation [interleukin (IL)-6], alveolar stretch (amphiregulin), epithelial [club cell secretory protein (CC)16] and endothelial [intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1] cell injury, and extracellular matrix damage [syndecan-1, decorin, and metalloproteinase (MMP)-9] in experimental acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) under low-power mechanical ventilation...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669772/a-case-of-h3n2-complicated-by-acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-rhabdomyolysis
#12
Sriram Gonakoti, Janak Bahirwani, Raja Naga Mahesh Maddala, Sudha Vidyasagar
H3N2 was first detected in July 2011 in the USA. It is responsible for sporadic cases of influenza and localised outbreaks and has not yet taken over on an epidemic or pandemic scale. An 84-year-old man presented with a dry cough, fever and myalgia for 3 days. On examination, he had a pulse of 98 bpm and blood pressure of 124/88 mm Hg. The patient was tachypnoeic, SpO2 was 90%. Auscultation revealed bilateral diffuse wheeze and crackles. He had generalised muscle tenderness on examination. On admission, creatinine was 1...
April 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666710/acute-chest-syndrome-progressing-to-ards-in-a-patient-of-25-week-gestation
#13
Jefferson Chambers, Nichole Smith, Matthew Sehring, Subramanyam Chittivelu
Acute chest syndrome is a complication of sickle cell disease and represents the highest cause of mortality in those afflicted with the disorder. Pregnancy represents an increased risk for complications of sickle cell disease in both the mother and fetus. We present a case of a 20-year-old patient with known sickle cell disease who was at 25-week gestation and developed acute chest syndrome refractory to conventional therapies and requiring emergency cesarean section. Following delivery, the patient developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666203/efficacy-and-safety-of-pulmonary-application-of-corticosteroids-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahin Delara, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Mê-Linh Le, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Geert W 'tJong
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids as the frontline treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants are associated with adverse effects on growth and neurodevelopmental outcome, but the pulmonary administration of steroids may help prevent the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) without these side effects. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulmonary application of corticosteroids in preterm infants with RDS. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666098/a-misplaced-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-presenting-as-contralateral-pleural-effusion
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Jogender Kumar, Sudeep K C, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Somosri Ray
A preterm neonate born at 27 weeks, with a birth weight of 555 g, was on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for apnoea of prematurity and initially received total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through the umbilical venous catheter. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted in the left basilica vein on day 8 to continue TPN. The baby developed respiratory distress with persistent hypoxia after TPN was initiated through the PICC line. The baby required mechanical ventilation due to worsening of respiratory distress, and chest X-ray, as well as ultrasound conducted 12 hours, postinfusion of TPN revealed right-sided pleural effusion...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666078/persistent-respiratory-distress-in-a-neonate-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#16
Amit Shukla, Aakash Pandita, Girish Gupta, Namita Mishra
We present a 17-day-old term, female baby who was referred to our centre for persistent respiratory distress. She was managed for pneumonia and pneumothorax at the primary care centre. On detailed clinical examination at admission, a possibility of congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) was considered. A CT chest was performed, and diagnosis of CLE was confirmed. The infant was managed with lobectomy. The respiratory distress settled within a few hours after the surgery, and the baby was discharged in stable condition...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664060/specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-regulate-alveolar-fluid-clearance-during-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Qian Wang, Song-Fan Yan, Yu Hao, Sheng-Wei Jin
Objective: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute and lethal clinical syndrome that is characterized by the injury of alveolar epithelium, which impairs active fluid transport in the lung, and impedes the reabsorption of edema fluid from the alveolar space. This review aimed to discuss the role of pro-resolving mediators on the regulation of alveolar fluid clearance (AFC) in ARDS. Data Sources: Articles published up to September 2017 were selected from the PubMed, with the keywords of "alveolar fluid clearance" or "lung edema" or "acute lung injury" or "acute respiratory distress syndrome", and "specialized pro-resolving mediators" or "lipoxin" or "resolvin" or "protectin" or "maresin" or "alveolar epithelial cells" or "aspirin-triggered lipid mediators" or "carbon monoxide and heme oxygenase" or "annexin A1"...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663987/-effects-of-hippo-signaling-on-anti-oxidative-stress-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#18
Lang Li, Liang Dong, Jiaojie Hui, Fei Gao, Qiuhui Wang, Lan Yang, Jiangqian Zhang, Jie Yan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Hippo signaling on anti-oxidative stress of mouse marrow mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs) in vitro. METHODS: mMSCs derived from C57BL/6 mice were identified using fluorescence-activated cell sorting analysis and the capabilities of osteogenic, chondrogenic and adipogenic differentiation were evaluated. 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) or XMU-MP-1 was used to modulate Hippo signaling. Oxidative stress was induced by H2 O2 treatment and the effect of oxidative stress induced by H2 O2 on survival of mMSCs was evaluated using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663718/epidemiology-and-genetic-characterization-of-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus-in-bangladesh
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Mohammed Z Rahman, Najmul Haider, Emily S Gurley, Sadia Ahmed, Mozaffar G Osmani, Muhammad B Hossain, Ariful Islam, Shahneaz A Khan, Mohammad Enayet Hossain, Jonathan H Epstein, Nord Zeidner, Mustafizur Rahman
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute, highly contagious disease responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates in susceptible sheep and goats. Adequate knowledge of the diversity of circulating strains of PPR virus will help livestock authorities choose appropriate vaccines. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of PPR and characterize the strains circulating in Bangladesh. Veterinarians enrolled goats showing signs consistent with PPR, including diarrhoea, fever and respiratory distress, from three veterinary hospitals...
March 8, 2018: Veterinary Medicine and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658450/-influence-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy-on-pregnancy-outcomes-and-neonates
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Shu-Juan Fan, Jun-Xi Xiang, Mi Xiao, Fang-Hui Wang, Xiao-Jie Lin, Xi-Hui Zhou, Ting Ai, Li Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) on pregnancy outcomes and neonates. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 33 APIP patients and 31 neonates born alive. RESULTS: Of the 33 APIP patients, 26 (79%) developed APIP in the late pregnancy. Fourteen (45%) patients had hyperlipidemic APIP, 13 (42%) had biliary APIP, and 4 (13%) had other types of APIP. According to the severity, 22 (67%) were mild APIP, 5 (15%) were moderate APIP, and 6 were severe APIP...
April 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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