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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906536/endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-sudan-clinical-and-echocardiographic-features
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Siddiq Ibrahim Khalil, Suha Khalil, Salma El Tigani, Hanan A Saad
OBJECTIVE: Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a rare disease and is often an underdiagnosed and forgotten cardiomyopathy. The objective of this study was to document the current frequency of EMF in Sudan by defining and selecting cases from patients attending the echocardiography laboratory. Additionally we aimed to create an EMF registry for Sudan. METHODS: The study started in January 2007 and is on-going. All the patients attending our echocardiography clinics in four different hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan, were included...
July 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904478/how-useful-is-extravascular-lung-water-measurement-in-managing-lung-injury-in-intensive-care-unit
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Anirban Bhattacharjee, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Daniala Chhunthang, Akash Handique, Angkita Barman, Mohd Yunus
CONTEXT: The primary goal of septic shock management is optimization of organ perfusion, often at the risk of overloading the interstitium and causing pulmonary edema. The conventionally used end points of resuscitation do not generally include volumetric parameters such as extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI). AIMS: This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of EVLWI and PVPI by calculating their correlation with the severity of lung injury...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903775/nonclinical-and-clinical-pharmacology-evidence-for-cardiovascular-safety-of-saxagliptin
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REVIEW
Pia S Pollack, Kristina D Chadwick, David M Smith, Martin Billger, Boaz Hirshberg, Nayyar Iqbal, David W Boulton
BACKGROUND: In the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (SAVOR) trial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) at high risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, saxagliptin did not increase the risk for major CV adverse events. However, there was an unexpected imbalance in events of hospitalization for heart failure (hHF), one of six components of the secondary CV composite endpoint, with a greater number of events observed with saxagliptin...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902883/association-between-e-e%C3%A2-ratio-and-fluid-overload-in-patients-with-predialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jae-Seok Kim, Jae-Won Yang, Jin Sae Yoo, Seung Ok Choi, Byoung-Geun Han
BACKGROUND: Chronic fluid overload is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and can with time lead to diastolic dysfunction and heart failure. We investigated whether markers of fluid status, such as NT-proBNP and bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS), can predict echocardiographic findings of diastolic dysfunction in non-dialysis CKD5 patients. METHODS: BIS, echocardiography, and measurement of serum NT-proBNP were performed in patients with non-dialysis CKD stage 5 at a single study visit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898404/high-versus-standard-volume-enteral-feeds-to-promote-growth-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, Anand Viswanathan, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Breast milk alone, given at standard recommended volumes (150 to 180 mL/kg/d), is not adequate to meet the protein, energy, and other nutrient requirements of growing preterm or low birth weight infants. One strategy that may be used to address these potential nutrient deficits is to give infants enteral feeds in excess of 200 mL/kg/d ('high-volume' feeds). This approach may increase nutrient uptake and growth rates, but concerns include that high-volume enteral feeds may cause feed intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia, necrotising enterocolitis, or complications related to fluid overload, including patent ductus arteriosus and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887930/pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Christopher Loren Jenks, Lakshmi Raman, Heidi J Dalton
Extracorporeal life support is a modified form of cardiopulmonary bypass. Experience in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has come largely from the neonatal population. Most centers have transitioned the ECMO pumps from roller pumps to centrifugal technology. Modes of support include venovenous for respiratory support and venoarterial for cardiac support. "Awake" ECMO is the trend with extubation and tracheostomy on the rise. Fluid overload is common and managed with diuretics or hemofiltration. Nutrition is important and provided enterally or via total parenteral nutrition...
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887062/diaphragm-dysfunction-in-critical-illness
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Gerald S Supinski, Peter E Morris, Sanjay Dhar, Leigh Ann Callahan
The diaphragm is the major muscle of inspiration and its function is critical for optimal respiration. Diaphragmatic failure has long been recognized as a major contributor to death in a variety of systemic neuromuscular disorders. More recently, it is increasingly apparent that diaphragm dysfunction is present in a high percentage of critically ill patients, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In these patients, diaphragm weakness is thought to develop from disuse secondary to ventilator-induced diaphragm inactivity, and as a consequence of the effects of systemic inflammation, including sepsis...
September 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883854/predictive-abilities-of-baseline-measurements-of-fluid-overload-assessed-by-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-and-serum-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-for-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ianis Siriopol, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Adrian Covic
INTRODUCTION: Fluid overload is one of the most important, yet modifiable, risk factors associated with worse outcomes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, its precise assessment in clinical practice is still under investigation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is an observational prospective study which included 285 stable patients with end-stage renal disease on standard thrice-weekly HD therapy. Overhydration was assessed by the combination of relative fluid overload (RFO), using bioimpedance spectroscopy, and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873333/role-of-echocardiography-in-reducing-shock-reversal-time-in-pediatric-septic-shock-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed A El-Nawawy, Aly M Abdelmohsen, Hadir M Hassouna
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of echocardiography in reducing shock reversal time in pediatric septic shock. METHODS: A prospective study conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital from September 2013 to May 2016. Ninety septic shock patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio for comparing the serial echocardiography-guided therapy in the study group with the standard therapy in the control group regarding clinical course, timely treatment, and outcomes...
September 2, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860783/does-whey-protein-supplementation-affect-blood-pressure-in-hypoalbuminemic-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Kamal Hassan, Fadi Hassan
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension and hypoalbuminemia are common risk factors for cardiovascular complications in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Data are limited regarding the effects of whey protein consumption on blood pressure in this population. The aim of the present study was to examine if whey protein supplementation for 12 weeks to hypoalbuminemic PD patients affects their blood pressure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized study included 36 stable PD patients with serum albumin levels <3...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847143/description-of-three-female-24-h-ultra-endurance-race-winners-in-various-weather-conditions-and-disciplines
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Daniela Chlíbková, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Alena Žákovská, Karl Sudi
A The incidence of exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is higher in women than in men. We present three cases of a very mild post-race EAH in female winners of three 24-h ultra races in various weather conditions and disciplines with post-race plasma sodium [Na⁺] levels of 134 mM (Case 1), 133 mM (Case 2) and 134 mM (Case 3). Moreover, Case 1 and Case 2 showed elevated creatine kinase concentrations of >10,000 U/l with an absence of renal function abnormality. The common characteristics were female sex, veteran recreational category, long race experience in the particular sports discipline, excellent race performance, similar total weekly training hours and the presence of luteal phase of the menstrual cycle during the race...
August 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844946/impact-of-fluid-overload-as-new-toxicity-category-on-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-outcomes
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Gabriela Rondón, Rima M Saliba, Julianne Chen, Celina Ledesma, Amin M Alousi, Betul Oran, Chitra M Hosing, Partow Kebriaei, Issa F Khouri, Elizabeth J Shpall, Uday R Popat, Richard E Champlin, Stefan O Ciurea
Fluid overload (FO) is commonly seen during hospitalization for allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (AHSCT). We hypothesized that FO is associated with transplant outcomes and evaluated this complication in two cohorts of patients and graded based on post-transplant weight gain, symptoms, and need for treatment, and was scored in real time by an independent team. The first cohort (study cohort) underwent haploidentical transplantation for hematologic malignancies (N=145) following a melphalan-based conditioning regimen...
August 24, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832907/complications-in-operative-hysteroscopy-is-prevention-possible
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Mee Kristine Aas-Eng, Anton Langebrekke, Gernot Hudelist
Operative hysteroscopy in a hospital setting has revolutionized surgical treatment of benign uterine disorders. It is minimally invasive, cost and time-effective and may spare patients from major surgical interventions. Operative hysteroscopy in a day-case hospital setting is regarded as a safe and well-tolerated procedure with low complication rates. However, prevention of adverse events is crucial in daily practice to optimize patient care. Complications in operative hysteroscopy can be divided into early complications, including bleeding, uterine perforation, infection and fluid overload, or late complications and suboptimal outcomes, such as incomplete resection and intrauterine adhesions...
August 18, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829810/extracellular-overhydration-linked-with-endothelial-dysfunction-in-the-context-of-inflammation-in-haemodialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease
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Nicos Mitsides, Tom Cornelis, Natascha J H Broers, Nanda M P Diederen, Paul Brenchley, Frank M van der Sande, Casper G Schalkwijk, Jeroen P Kooman, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are predisposed to dysregulated fluid balance leading to extracellular water (ECW) expansion. Fluid overload has been closely linked with outcome in these patients. This has mainly been attributed to cardiac volume overload, but the relation between abnormalities in fluid status with micro- and macrovascular dysfunction has not been studied in detail. We studied the interaction of macro- and microvascular factors in states of normal and over- hydration in HD-dependent CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823092/inhibition-of-p2x7-receptors-improves-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Xiaofeng Liu, Zhengqing Zhao, Ruihua Ji, Jiao Zhu, Qian-Qian Sui, Gillian E Knight, Geoffrey Burnstock, Cheng He, Hongbin Yuan, Zhenghua Xiang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability for people under the age of 45 years worldwide. Neuropathology after TBI is the result of both the immediate impact injury and secondary injury mechanisms. Secondary injury is the result of cascade events, including glutamate excitotoxicity, calcium overloading, free radical generation, and neuroinflammation, ultimately leading to brain cell death. In this study, the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) was detected predominately in microglia of the cerebral cortex and was up-regulated on microglial cells after TBI...
August 19, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822391/the-impact-of-hemodynamic-transesophageal-echocardiography-on-the-use-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-trauma
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Madison Griffin, Brett Howard, Sam Devictor, Josh Ferenczy, Frances Cobb, D Benjamin Christie
Post-traumatic fluid management is a widely debated topic. No best-practice consensus exists. Adverse outcomes such as acute kidney injury or volume overload are common. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is an adjunct therapy for severe acute renal failure and volume overload, but is costly and not without risk. Hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) is widely accepted as a reliable way to monitor volume status of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Although data exist evaluating hTEE and CRRT independently, there is a lack of research mutually inclusive of the two...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820041/a-report-of-7-year-experience-on-pediatric-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Ayse Filiz Yetimakman, Selman Kesici, Murat Tanyildiz, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Benan Bayrakci
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs) either as continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) or hemodiafiltration (CVVHD) are used frequently in critically ill children. Many clinical variables and technical issues are known to affect the result. The factors that could be modified to increase the survival of renal replacement are sought. As a contribution, we present the data on 104 patients who underwent CRRT within a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 104 patients admitted between 2009 and 2016 were included in the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818234/the-dutch-lymphedema-guidelines-based-on-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-and-the-chronic-care-model
#18
Robert J Damstra, Anne-Berth Halk
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition due to an imbalance between lymphatic filtration and transport capacity. A relative overload of fluid is caused by lymphatic impairment (afterload impairment); an absolute overload is caused by increased filtration (preload raised). Lymphedema can result in considerable disability and loss of quality of life. The Dutch Society of Dermatology organized a task force to create guidelines using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815410/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-rapid-vitamin-k-antagonist-reversal-in-japanese-patients-presenting-with-major-bleeding-or-requiring-urgent-surgical-or-invasive-procedures-a-prospective-open-label-single-arm-phase-3b-study
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Shigeki Kushimoto, Toshio Fukuoka, Akio Kimura, Kazunori Toyoda, Andres Brainsky, Amy Harman, Thomas Chung, Masahiro Yasaka
Rapid vitamin K antagonist (VKA) reversal is required in patients experiencing major bleeding or requiring urgent surgery. Four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC; Beriplex(®)/Kcentra(®)) was shown in two large randomized controlled, international phase 3b trials to be an effective alternative to plasma for urgent VKA reversal. In the present prospective, open-label, single-arm phase 3b trial, we evaluate the efficacy and safety of 4F-PCC in Japanese patients. Eleven patients [international normalized ratio (INR) ≥2] requiring rapid VKA reversal owing to major bleeding (n = 6) or before urgent surgical/invasive procedures (n = 5) were administered 4F-PCC dosed based on INR and weight...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805595/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-lobar-fluid-overload
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REVIEW
Pei-Shan Tsai, Chih-Ping Chen, Dao Chen Lin, Yu-Peng Liu
Prenatal congenital lobar fluid overload (CLFO), which was first described by Ramsay and Byron, is identical to postnatal congenital lobar overinflation. It is characterized by progressive lobar overexpansion that compresses the other adjacent lung lobes. The underlying cause can be an intrinsic cartilaginous abnormality or an extrinsic airway compression. It may be associated with cardiovascular anomalies in 12%-14% of cases and affects males more frequently than females. Most cases are diagnosed postnatally, but early antenatal diagnosis and sequential follow-up are attempted for early treatment, if clinically indicated...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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