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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091345/propofol-as-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-weakness-in-septic-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Peter A Abdelmalik, Goran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIN) and critical illness myopathy (CIM), together "ICU-Acquired weakness (ICUAW)," occur frequently in septic patients. One of the proposed mechanisms for ICUAW includes prolonged inactivation of sodium channels. Propofol, used commonly in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), primarily acts via enhancement of GABAergic transmission but may also increase sodium channel inactivation, suggesting a potential interaction. METHODS: Electronic medical records and EMG reports of patients with ICUAW and a diagnosis of either sepsis, septicaemia, severe sepsis, or septic shock, concurrent with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ARF), were retrospectively analyzed in a single center university hospital...
January 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087158/echocardiographic-approach-to-cardiac-tamponade-in-critically-ill-patients
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Peter McCanny, Frances Colreavy
Cardiac tamponade should be considered in a critically ill patient in whom the cause of haemodynamic shock is unclear. When considering tamponade, transthoracic echocardiography plays an essential role and is the initial investigation of choice. Diagnostic sensitivity of transthoracic echocardiography is dependent on image quality, and in some cases a transoesophageal approach may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Knowledge of the pathophysiology and echocardiographic features of cardiac tamponade are essential for the practicing Intensivist...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077836/-decision-making-experience-on-breast-reconstruction-for-women-with-breast-cancer
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Myungsun Yi, Woo Joung Joung, Eun Young Park, Eun Jin Kwon, Haejin Kim, Ji Young Seo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore decision making experiences of Korean women with breast cancer who underwent breast reconstruction with/after a mastectomy. METHODS: Data were collected during 2015-2016 through individual in-depth interviews with 10 women who had both mastectomy and breast reconstruction, and analyzed using phenomenological method to identify essential themes on experiences of making a decision to have breast reconstruction. RESULTS: Five theme clusters emerged...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076964/trigeminal-neuralgia-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Stine Maarbjerg, Giulia Di Stefano, Lars Bendtsen, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. TN is divided into classical TN (CTN) and secondary TN (STN). Etiology and pathophysiology Demyelination of primary sensory trigeminal afferents in the root entry zone is the predominant pathophysiological mechanism. Most likely, demyelination paves the way for generation of ectopic impulses and ephaptic crosstalk...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064445/a-panel-of-autoantibodies-against-multiple-tumor-associated-antigens-for-detecting-gastric-cancer
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Isamu Hoshino, Matsuo Nagata, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Yoshihiro Nabeya, Atsushi Ikeda, Sana Yokoi, Akiko Kuwajima, Masatoshi Tagawa, Kazuyuki Matsushita, Yajima Satoshi, Shimada Hideaki
Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the world, and effective diagnosis is extremely important for good outcome. We assessed the diagnostic potential of an autoantibody panel that may provide a novel tool for the early detection of gastric cancer. We analyzed data from patients with gastric cancer and normal controls in a test and validation cohorts. Autoantibody levels were measured against a panel of six tumor-associated antigens [TAAs; p53, heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), HCC-22-5, peroxiredoxin VI (Prx VI), KM-HN-1, and p90 TAA (CYP2A)] via ELISA...
January 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051834/interferon-%C3%AE-induced-protein-10-in-dengue-virus-infection
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P Fallahi, G Elia
Dengue virus (DENV) infection causes dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, or dengue shock syndrome. Interferons (IFNs), and IFN-γ dependent chemokines, chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand (CXCL)10/IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), CXCL9/MIG and CXCL11/I-TAC, and their common receptor chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)3 are induced by DENV infection; however it has been shown that the latter two could not compensate for the absence of IP-10. This paper reviews studies about DENV and IP-10. Evidences show the importance of IP-10 induction during DENV infection, in macrophages, lymphocytes, hepatic cells, denritic cells, in skin and in the brain...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050452/primary-abdominal-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Sunita Dubey, Mohit Satodiya, Priyanka Garg, Mamta Rani
Abdominal pregnancy is a potentially life threatening form of ectopic gestation with an incidence of 1% of all the ectopic pregnancies. Rarely, it may reach at advanced gestation and a viable fetal outcome is indeed a rare event. Most of them are terminated earlier due to poor fetal prognosis and higher chances of maternal mortality secondary to haemorrhagic shock following spontanous placental separation. A high index of suspicion is important for making a diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy and its timely management after correct diagnosis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050441/blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Suraj Pinni, Vineet Kumar, Satish Balkrishna Dharap
Blunt Cardiac Rupture (BCR) is a life threatening injury. Majority of patients do not reach the hospital and in those who reach the emergency department, timely diagnosis and treatment is a challenge. The case is about a patient with multiple blunt injuries who presented in shock. Cardiac tamponade was suspected on clinical grounds and on evidence of mediastinal widening on radiograph. In the absence of songography, the diagnosis was confirmed by subxiphoid pericardial window. Emergency thoracotomy revealed a right atrial appendage rupture which was surgically corrected...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049485/the-dangers-of-accepting-a-single-diagnosis-case-report-of-concurrent-plasmodium-knowlesi-malaria-and-dengue-infection
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Soon Eu Chong, Rhendra Hardy Mohamad Zaini, Siti Suraiya, Kok Tong Lee, Jo Anne Lim
BACKGROUND: Dengue and malaria are two common, mosquito-borne infections, which may lead to mortality if not managed properly. Concurrent infections of dengue and malaria are rare due to the different habitats of its vectors and activities of different carrier mosquitoes. The first case reported was in 2005. Since then, several concurrent infections have been reported between the dengue virus (DENV) and the malaria protozoans, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Symptoms of each infection may be masked by a simultaneous second infection, resulting in late treatment and severe complications...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042408/an-unusual-cause-of-postabortal-fever-requiring-prompt-surgical-intervention-a-pyomyoma-and-its-imaging-features
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Rashmi Bagga, Rakhi Rai, Jasvinder Kalra, Pradip K Saha, Tulika Singh
Pyomyoma is an unusual complication of leiomyoma, occurring most commonly in the postpartum, postabortal, and post-menopausal periods. It develops due to infection in necrotic foci within leiomyoma, which is more common during pregnancy due to rapid growth, and in postmenopausal women due to vascular insufficiency. Other contributing factors are curettage, gynecological surgery, cervical stenosis, immunodeficiency, and recently, uterine artery embolization. It presents with a typical triad of sepsis, leiomyoma, and absence of any apparent source of infection...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031088/therapy-and-prevention-of-postoperative-urosepsis-of-ureter-endoscopic-lithotripsy-for-non-infection
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Jun Shen, Fa Sun, Fang-Min Chen, Zhi-Ping Wu, Sheng-Wen Li
Objective To analyze the risk factors causing postoperative urosepsis in ureter endoscopic lithotripsy without infection preoperatively, in order to make a more effective and safer preventive and therapeutic strategy.Methods From January 2010 to January 2015, 5 ureteral calculus patients undergoing ureter endoscopic lithotripsy with holmium laser were retrospectively enrolled in this clinical study. These patients suffered urosepsis postoperatively confirmed by the clinical presentations and laboratory Results, while they had no infection in their blood and urine preoperatively...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029501/declining-mortality-due-to-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-spanish-intensive-care-units-a-two-cohort-study-in-2005-and-2011
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B Sánchez, R Ferrer, D Suarez, E Romay, E Piacentini, G Gomà, M L Martínez, A Artigas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the evolution of sepsis-related mortality in Spanish Intensive Care Units (ICUs) following introduction of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines and the relationship with sepsis process-of-care. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was carried out, with the inclusion of all consecutive patients presenting severe sepsis or septic shock admitted to 41 Spanish ICUs during two time periods: 2005 (Edusepsis study pre-intervention group) and 2011 (ABISS-Edusepsis study pre-intervention group)...
October 28, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028982/secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-after-abdominal-aortic-graft-implementation-in-our-own-material
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Jan Gnus, Stanisław Ferenc, Magdalena Kościelna, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Piotr Dawidczyk, Małgorzata Dziewiszek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Secondary aortoenteric fistula is a rare but severe complication occurring after abdominal aortic graft implementation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to review the clinical presentation, diagnosis and postoperative course of patients with aortoenteric fistulas following vascular operations on the abdominal aorta in the years 2000-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among all the patients treated in our center, during a 10-year period, aortoenteric fistulas were observed in 24 cases...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025597/clinical-profiles-of-dengue-infection-during-an-outbreak-in-northern-india
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Anish Laul, Poonam Laul, Vamsi Merugumala, Ravi Pathak, Urvashi Miglani, Pinkee Saxena
Introduction. Dengue fever is an arboviral disease, which is transmitted by mosquito vector and presents as varied clinical spectrum of dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), dengue shock syndrome (DSS), and expanded dengue syndrome (EDS) with atypical presentations, thus posing a diagnostic dilemma. Unless we are aware of these presentations, diagnosis as well as early initiation of treatment becomes difficult. We studied the various clinical presentations of dengue infection during an outbreak of disease in 2015...
2016: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013226/disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Benjamin M Boral, Dennis J Williams, Leonard I Boral
OBJECTIVES: To provide a review of the definition, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). METHODS: A case scenario and a review of the literature related to the pertinent facts concerning DIC are provided. RESULTS: DIC is a systemic pathophysiologic process and not a single disease entity, resulting from an overwhelming activation of coagulation that consumes platelets and coagulation factors and causes microvascular fibrin thrombi, which can result in multiorgan dysfunction syndrome from tissue ischemia...
December 24, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012935/idiopathic-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-clarkson-disease
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Kirk M Druey, Samir M Parikh
In 1960, Dr. Bayard Clarkson described a woman experiencing sporadic, recurrent episodes of shock and anasarca. Plasma from an acute attack induced a "shock"-like syndrome when injected into rats. The enigmatic "Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome" (SCLS) named for Dr. Clarkson is characterized by transient and severe, but reversible, hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia due to leakage of fluids and macromolecules into tissues. Although < 500 cases of SCLS have been reported in the literature since 1960, the condition is probably under-diagnosed due to lack of awareness and a high mortality without treatment...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012700/heat-shock-proteins-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Jianming Wu, Tuoen Liu, Zechary Rios, Qibing Mei, Xiukun Lin, Shousong Cao
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) constitute a large family of proteins involved in protein folding and maturation whose expression is induced by heat shock or other stressors. The major groups are classified based on their molecular weights and include HSP27, HSP40, HSP60, HSP70, HSP90, and large HSPs. HSPs play a significant role in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and carcinogenesis. In this article we comprehensively review the roles of major HSPs in cancer biology and pharmacology. HSPs are thought to play significant roles in the molecular mechanisms leading to cancer development and metastasis...
December 21, 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011405/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-novel-marker-of-in-hospital-and-long-term-adverse-outcomes-among-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-single-center-large-scale-study
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Elif Hande Ozcan Cetin, Mehmet Serkan Cetin, Ugur Canpolat, Ahmet Akdi, Dursun Aras, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydogdu
BACKGROUND: The interaction of platelets with leukocytes is a well-known process both in progression and prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Recently, platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is emerged as an indirect inflammatory indicator which was shown to be associated with adverse cardiovascular events in various clinical conditions, including acute PE. However, the long-term prognostic value of PLR in acute PE has not been investigated thoroughly. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of PLR on both in-hospital and long-term adverse outcomes in acute PE...
December 10, 2016: Thrombosis Research
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