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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240054/-endovascular-interventions-in-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-impairment-of-mesenteric-blood-circulation
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A I Khripun, A V Salikov, A B Mironkov, A D Priamikov
The authors share herein their experience of treating a total of eight patients with acute impairment of mesenteric blood circulation, describing both technical and instrumental peculiarities of interventions on the superior mesenteric artery. Technical success defined as restoration of the main blood flow through the superior mesenteric artery was achieved in seven (87.5%) patients. Of these, two (25%) patients required laparotomy and intestinal resection, with the scope of resection being significantly reduced in one case after endovascular thrombectomy...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237604/stormy-weather-a-retrospective-analysis-of-demand-for-emergency-medical-services-during-epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma
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Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Michael J Abramson, Ed Newbigin, Ben Piper, Justin Dunlop, Paul Holman, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVES: To describe the demand for emergency medical assistance during the largest outbreak of thunderstorm asthma reported globally, which occurred on 21 November 2016. DESIGN: A time series analysis was conducted of emergency medical service caseload between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Demand during the thunderstorm asthma event was compared to historical trends for the overall population and across specific subgroups. SETTING: Victoria, Australia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237497/hyaluronic-acid-is-associated-with-organ-dysfunction-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Anthony J Esposito, Pavan K Bhatraju, Renee D Stapleton, Mark M Wurfel, Carmen Mikacenic
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA), an extracellular matrix component, is degraded in response to local tissue injury or stress. In various animal models of lung injury, HA has been shown to play a mechanistic role in modulating inflammation and injury. While HA is present in the lungs of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), its relationship to patient outcomes is unknown. METHODS: We studied 86 patients with ARDS previously enrolled in the Phase II Randomized Trial of Fish Oil in Patients with Acute Lung Injury (NCT00351533) at five North American medical centers...
December 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235984/deaths-leading-causes-for-2015
#4
Melonie Heron
Objectives-This report presents final 2015 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death are also presented. This report supplements "Deaths: Final Data for 2015," the National Center for Health Statistics' annual report of final mortality statistics. Methods-Data in this report are based on information from all death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2015. Causes of death classified by the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) are ranked according to the number of deaths assigned to rankable causes...
November 2017: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234603/a-retrospective-study-of-clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-snakebite-related-deaths-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-midnapore-west-bengal-india
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Rituparna Ghosh, Koushik Mana, Kripasindhu Gantait, Sumana Sarkhel
Objective: Snakebite is one of the neglected tropical diseases that World Health Organization (WHO) aimed to eradicate. The objective of the study is to investigate the mortality and morbidity due to snakebite at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. Methods & materials: This is a record-based, retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study conducted from January 2012 to December 2016 at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital(MMCH), Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233858/enhancement-of-glycolysis-by-inhibition-of-oxygen-sensing-prolyl-hydroxylases-protects-alveolar-epithelial-cells-from-acute-lung-injury
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Kentaro Tojo, Nao Tamada, Yusuke Nagamine, Takuya Yazawa, Shuhei Ota, Takahisa Goto
Cellular bioenergetic failure caused by mitochondrial dysfunction is a key process of alveolar epithelial injury during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prolyl hydroxylases (PHDs) act as cellular oxygen sensors, and their inhibition activates hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), resulting in enhanced cellular glycolytic activity, which could compensate for impaired mitochondrial function and protect alveolar epithelial cells from ARDS. Here, we evaluated the effects of pharmacological PHD inhibition with dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG) on alveolar epithelial cell injury using in vitro and in vivo ARDS models...
December 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233160/comparison-of-mortality-prediction-models-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-undergoing-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-development-of-a-novel-prediction-score-the-prediction-of-survival-on-ecmo-therapy-score-preset-score
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Michael Hilder, Frank Herbstreit, Michael Adamzik, Martin Beiderlinden, Markus Bürschen, Jürgen Peters, Ulrich H Frey
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients but is associated with complications and costs. Here, we validate various scores supposed to predict mortality and develop an optimized categorical model. METHODS: In a derivation cohort, 108 ARDS patients (2010-2015) on veno-venous ECMO were retrospectively analysed to assess four established risk scores (ECMOnet-Score, RESP-Score, PRESERVE-Score, Roch-Score) for mortality prediction (receiver operating characteristic analysis) and to identify by multivariable logistic regression analysis independent variables for mortality to yield the new PRESET-Score (PREdiction of Survival on ECMO Therapy-Score)...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232350/a-mild-laryngeal-cleft-causes-severe-symptoms
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Akhila Reddy Mandadi, Wajeeha Saeed, Upma Suneja, Muhammad Waseem
Diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal clefts (LCs) particularly type I pose a challenge. Although rare, type I LCs are becoming increasingly identified in recent years, and this is perhaps due to both an increased awareness and better diagnostic modalities. We report a young infant presenting with feeding difficulty and respiratory distress related to LC. The pertinent literature is also reviewed.
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230010/serotype-and-virulence-genes-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-mink-and-its-pathogenesis-in-mice-and-mink
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Wang Jian-Li, Shang Yuan-Yuan, Guo Shou-Yu, Diao Fei-Fei, Yu Jia-Yu, Wei Xue-Hua, Zhao Yong-Feng, Jiang Shi-Jin, Xie Zhi-Jing
In the study, 15 K. pneumoniae strains were isolated from the mink experiencing respiratory distress in mideastern Shandong province, China, and the prevalence of K. pneumoniae in the sampled mink was 11.9% (15/126). Fourteen (93.33%) of the 15 K. pneumoniae isolates were identified as serotype K2 and hypermucoviscosity phenotype. The 12 virulence-associated genes of the K. pneumoniae isolates were tested. The prevalence of the wabG gene for the isolates were 100% (15/15), the ureA gene 100% (15/15), the rmpA gene 93...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229715/a-15-year-old-boy-with-sickle-cell-disease-chest-pain-and-respiratory-distress
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Yves D Pastore, Nancy Robitaille, Veronique Naessens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229270/intratracheal-instillation-of-alveolar-type-ii-cells-enhances-recovery-from-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Ferranda Puig, Marta Camprubí-Rimblas, Raquel Herrero, Anna Serrano-Mollar, Maria Nieves Gómez, Jessica Tijero, Michael A Matthay, Lluís Blanch, Antonio Artigas
BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are characterized by excess production of inflammatory factors. Alveolar type II (ATII) cells help repair damaged lung tissue, rapidly proliferating and differentiating into alveolar type I cells after epithelial cell injury. In ALI, the lack of viable ATII favors progression to more severe lung injury. ATII cells regulate the immune response by synthesizing surfactant and other anti-inflammatory proteins and lipids...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229114/estradiol-mediates-the-long-lasting-lung-inflammation-induced-by-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Evelyn Thais Fantozzi, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Fernanda Yamamoto Ricardo-da-Silva, Sara Rodrigues-Garbin, Daniel Cancelli Romero, Adriana da Silva Rodrigues, Yanira Riffo-Vasquez, Wothan Tavares-de-Lima
BACKGROUND: Lung inflammation is one of the main consequences of intestinal ischemia reperfusion (intestinal IR) and, in severe cases, can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and death. We have previously demonstrated that estradiol exerts a protective effect on lung edema and cytokine release caused by intestinal IR in male rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the role of estradiol on the generation of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-10, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant 1 (CINC-1) in a female rat model of intestinal IR...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228827/conservative-versus-active-management-in-hellp-syndrome-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Marie Cavaignac-Vitalis, Fabien Vidal, M D Caroline Simon-Toulza, Pierre Boulot, Paul Guerby, Elodie Chantalat, Parant M D Olivier
OBJECTIVE: HELLP syndrome exposes to severe maternal and fetal complications. Prompt delivery is thus recommended after 34 weeks of gestation, or earlier in case of nonreassuring maternofetal conditions. However, no consensus has been raised in the treatment of HELLP syndrome occurring before 34 weeks of gestation, when both maternal and fetal conditions are stable: it remains still unclear whether an active attitude should be prioritized over expectant management. Herein we aimed to compare mother and child outcomes according to the type of obstetrical management, either active or conservative...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227742/the-evaluation-of-a-compassion-focused-therapy-group-for-couples-experiencing-a-dementia-diagnosis
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Rebecca N Collins, Liam J Gilligan, Rebecca Poz
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) group on reducing anxiety, depression, and respiratory rate (RR) in people with dementia (PwD) and their spouses, and improving quality of life (QoL) of PwD. METHOD: Sixty-four participants completed six weekly CFT sessions. Baseline and post-intervention assessments were analyzed using t-tests and Reliability Change Index. RESULTS: Mean baseline and post-assessment anxiety and depression scores fell in the 'normal range'; although a significant reduction in depression with moderate effect was observed for PwD...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227369/ventilator-free-day-outcomes-can-be-misleading
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Laetitia Bodet-Contentin, Denis Frasca, Elsa Tavernier, Fanny Feuillet, Yohann Foucher, Bruno Giraudeau
INTRODUCTION: Acute respiratory distress syndrome often requires invasive mechanical ventilation, with both mortality and mechanical ventilation duration as outcomes of interest. The concept of ventilator-free days has been proposed as an outcome combining these two outcomes. Here we analyzed the construction of the ventilator-free day outcome and provided a hypothetical scenario to alert physicians that such an outcome can lead to misleading interpretations. METHODS: We proposed the isoventilator-free day curve concept and, using an analytical development, illustrated how a median ventilator-free day value can actually result from very different combinations of death rates and mechanical ventilation durations...
December 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227309/the-basic-science-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-lung-injury-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Paola Aranda-Valderrama, Ata Murat Kaynar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226520/a-novel-homozygous-slc25a1-mutation-with-impaired-mitochondrial-complex-v-possible-phenotypic-expansion
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Idan Cohen, Orna Staretz-Chacham, Ohad Wormser, Yonatan Perez, Ann Saada, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
SLC25A1 mutations are associated with combined D,L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (DL- 2HGA; OMIM #615182), characterized by muscular hypotonia, severe neurodevelopmental dysfunction and intractable seizures. SLC25A1 encodes the mitochondrial citrate carrier (CIC), which mediates efflux of the mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates citrate and isocitrate in exchange for cytosolic malate. Only a single family with an SLC25A1 mutation has been described in which mitochondrial respiratory chain dysfunction was documented, specifically in complex IV...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226160/the-significance-of-changes-in-platelet-concentration-during-the-early-phase-after-severe-burn-injury-in-a-chinese-mass-casualty
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Beiming Shou, Junqiang Li, Chenqi Tang, Qian Tan, Dongfeng Zheng, Binwei Sun, Lanjun Nie, Hongwei Zhang, Yanan Jiang, Chunming Wang, Yanwen Wu
Background: Changes in platelet concentration are common in severe burn patients. Platelets play a key role in the course of disease. This study aims to explore the significance of platelet concentration during the course of the disease in victims of a mass burn casualty. Methods: A total of 180 patients were involved in the "8.2" Kunshan explosion accident in China. The examined data included age, gender, total burn area (% TBSA), third-degree burn area (% TBSA), and platelet concentration within the first 5 days after the burn injury...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226141/evaluation-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-use-for-tracheal-transplantation-with-trachea-mimetic-bellows-scaffolds-in-a-rabbit-model
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Jae Yeon Lee, Jeong Hun Park, Soo Jin Son, Mina Han, Gonhyung Kim, Seong Soo Kang, Seok Hwa Choi, Dong-Woo Cho
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of immunosuppressive therapy with high-dose cyclosporine, high-dose azathioprine, and a combination of low-dose cyclosporine and azathioprine after tracheal reconstruction by using a trachea-mimetic graft of polycaprolactone (PCL) bellows-type scaffold in a rabbit model. Twenty-four healthy New Zealand white rabbits were used in the study. All underwent circumferential tracheal replacement using tissue-engineered tracheal graft, prepared from PCL bellows scaffold reinforced with silicone ring, collagen hydrogel, and human turbinate mesenchymal stromal cell (hTMSC) sheets...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225897/-bottom-hung-window-trauma-in-cats-neurological-evaluation-and-outcome-in-71-cats-with-bilateral-hindlimb-injury
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Gabriele M Gradner, Lina Dogman-Rauberger, Gilles Dupré
Objectives: Influence of neurological status on the mortality rate of paraparetic/paralysed cats presenting after entrapment in a bottom-hung window was evaluated. It was hypothesised that (1) loss of deep pain sensation at admission would not be a negative prognostic factor for regaining motor function and that (2) mortality rate would be influenced by the severity of neurological grade upon admission. Methods: Clinical and pathological data of affected cats that presented at our institution between 2001 and 2012 for this specific trauma were collected retrospectively: breed, age, sex, last contact with owner (<3 hours and >3 hours), whether the cat was suffering from monoparesis or paraparesis/paraplegia, duration of hospitalisation, rectal temperature, surface temperature of the skin of the hindlimbs, femoral pulse and tone of the pelvic musculature...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
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