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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813773/a-case-of-ivig-induced-aseptic-chemical-meningitis
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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/28810906/atypical-presentation-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-two-case-reports
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Maria Cristina Maggio, Greta Mastrangelo, Aldo Skabar, Alessandro Ventura, Marco Carrozzi, Giuseppe Santangelo, Francesca Vanadia, Giovanni Corsello, Rolando Cimaz
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by severe neurological and psychiatric symptoms and a difficult diagnosis. The disease is often secondary to a neoplastic lesion, seldom diagnosed years later. Psychiatric symptoms are prevalent in adults; neurologic symptoms are more evident in children, who typically present primarily with neurological symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, the association with juvenile idiopathic arthritis has not been described...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777862/-abcc8-gene-analysis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-an-infant-with-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus
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Hong Chen, Ruimin Chen, Xin Yuan, Xiaohong Yang, Shijun Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of an infant with neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) and to sequence the ABCC8 gene of this family in order to provide a theoretical basis for the diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: The clinical data of the patient was collected, and the proband and his direct relatives within three generations were sequenced. RESULTS: The patient was 1-month-old, random blood glucose was more than 27.8 mmol/L, C-peptide was 33...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770093/the-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-ards-in-japan
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Satoru Hashimoto, Masamitsu Sanui, Moritoki Egi, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Junji Shiotsuka, Ryutaro Seo, Ryoma Tanaka, Yu Tanaka, Yasuhiro Norisue, Yoshiro Hayashi, Eishu Nango
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine and the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine provide here a clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with ARDS in the ICU. METHOD: The guideline was developed applying the GRADE system for performing robust systematic reviews with plausible recommendations. The guideline consists of 13 clinical questions mainly regarding ventilator settings and drug therapies (the last question includes 11 medications that are not approved for clinical use in Japan)...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769793/in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-platinum-based-treated-patients-herbal-treatment-improves-the-quality-of-life-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Huiru Guo, Jia X Liu, Hegen Li, Jan P A Baak
Background: According to clinical experience, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs added to platinum-based therapy (PBT) improve the Quality of Life (QOL) in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, but this must be prospectively validated. Patients and Methods: Based on clinical impressions regarding the effect of adding TCM herbs to platinum-based chemotherapy, we anticipated that 2 × 21 patients would be sufficient to obtain significant results with an α < 0.05 and power (1 - β) of 90%...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769592/drug-induced-dyspnea-versus-cystic-fibrosis-exacerbation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Saqib Walayat, Nooreen Hussain, Jaymon Patel, Faiz Hussain, Preeti Patel, Sonu Dhillon, Bhagat Aulakh, Subramanyam Chittivelu
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein in the epithelial membrane, and affects at least 30,000 people in the USA. There are between 900 and 1000 new cases diagnosed every year. Traditionally, CF has been treated symptomatically with pancreatic enzymes, bronchodilators, hypertonic saline, and pulmozyme. In July 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), a combination drug that works on reversing the effects of the defective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767605/a-case-report-of-intraventricular-tigecycline-therapy-for-intracranial-infection-with-extremely-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Yu-Qing Fang, Ru-Cai Zhan, Wei Jia, Bao-Qing Zhang, Jian-Jun Wang
RATIONALE: Intracranial infection with Acinetobacter baumannii is a tough problem due to the presence of multiresistance and drugs poor penetration through the blood brain barrier (BBB). Tigecycline is effective to cure A baumannii, but it can only be used intravenously which is also difficult to pass BBB. So, it will be a breakthrough if intraventricular (IVT) tigecycline is used in the clinical therapy. However, this treatment has been reported quite rarely until now. PATIENT CONCERNS: We described a case of a 50-year-old male worker whose clinical futures were high fever and cerebral rigidity after neurosurgery...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766181/treatment-of-amlodipine-intoxication-with-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Funda Karbek Akarca, Ece Akceylan, Selahattin Kıyan
We report the case of a 25-year-old female presenting to the emergency department after committing suicide by ingesting 100 mg amlodipine. The patient was initially treated with intravenous fluids, calcium gluconate, catecholamines and glucagone without effect. The clinical condition of the patient improved quickly and dramatically on the 20th minute of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy. Different treatment methods have been developed for calcium channel blocker intoxication over the last years. Among these, lipid emulsion therapy has risen over the last decade as a salvation in cases which do not respond to other treatments...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759112/fluid-replacement-therapy-for-acute-episodes-of-pain-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Uduak Okomo, Martin M Meremikwu
BACKGROUND: Treating vaso-occlusive painful crises in people with sickle cell disease is complex and requires multiple interventions. Extra fluids are routinely given as adjunct treatment, regardless of the individual's state of hydration with the aim of slowing or stopping the sickling process and thereby alleviating pain. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal route, quantity and type of fluid replacement for people with sickle cell disease with acute painful crises...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758605/rescue-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy-in-methamphetamine-toxicity
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Laura K Morrison, J Kromm, J Gaudet, D Zuege, B Button, F Warshawski, S N Lucyk
Complications related to methamphetamine use and abuse are common presentations seen in the emergency department. Standard management focuses on addressing the central nervous system and cardiovascular effects with the use of sedation and hemodynamic support. We describe a case report of a patient with methamphetamine toxicity and subsequent severe cardiomyopathy refractory to conventional management that responded to cardiovascular support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO). A 22-year-old female was admitted in severe cardiogenic shock following intravenous administration of methamphetamine and oral fentanyl use...
July 31, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745260/implementation-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Nneka I Nzegwu, Michelle R Rychalsky, Loren A Nallu, Xuemei Song, Yanhong Deng, Amber M Natusch, Robert S Baltimore, George R Paci, Matthew J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE To evaluate antimicrobial utilization and prescription practices in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). DESIGN Quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series study. SETTING A 54-bed, level IV NICU in a regional academic and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS All neonates prescribed antimicrobials from January 1, 2011, to June 30, 2016, were eligible for inclusion. INTERVENTION Implementation of a NICU-specific ASP beginning July 2012...
July 26, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725594/weekly-ascorbic-acid-infusion-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-a-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
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Torben K Nielsen, Martin Højgaard, Jon T Andersen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Bo Zerahn, Bent Kristensen, Trine Henriksen, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Kári J Mikines, Henrik E Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Ascorbic acid (AA) has in vivo cytotoxic properties at concentrations that can only be achieved through intravenous (IV) administration in humans. Treatment with intravenous AA is widely and increasingly used in complementary medicine despite a lack of clinical evidence for the efficacy of this treatment. METHODS: This non-comparative, single-center, phase II trial included patients with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) from an outpatient clinic to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IV AA therapy...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719397/obesity-and-pancreatitis
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Biswajit Khatua, Bara El-Kurdi, Vijay P Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The obesity pandemic poses a unique set of problems for acute pancreatitis - both by increasing acute pancreatitis incidence, and worsening acute pancreatitis severity. This review explores these associations, underlying mechanisms, and potential therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: We review how the obesity associated increase in gallstones, surgical, and endoscopic interventions for obesity management, diabetes, and related medications such as incretin-based therapies and hypertriglyceridemia may increase the incidence of acute pancreatitis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698756/treatment-of-decubitis-ulcer-stage-iv-in-the-patient-with-polytrauma-and-vertical-share-pelvic-fracture-diagnosed-entherocollitis-and-deep-wound-infection-with-clostridium-difficile-with-combined-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt-and-faecal-management-system
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Slavcho Stojmenski, Igor Merdzanovski, Andrej Gavrilovski, Sofija Pejkova, Gjorge Dzokic, Smilja Tudzarova
AIM: The aim of this paper was to present a case with the successful treatment of decubitis ulcer stage IV in the patient with polytrauma and vertical share pelvic fracture and diagnosed entherocollitis combined with deep wound infection with Clostridium difficile treated with combined Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and faecal management system. CASE REPORT: Patient D.S.1967 treated on Traumatology Clinic after tentamen suicide on 9.2.2015 with diagnosis: brain contusion; contusion of thoracal space; vertical share pelvic fracture; open fracture type II of the right calcaneus; fracture of the left calcaneus; fracture on the typical place of the left radius; fracture of the right radius with dislocation...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681972/pneumonia-in-the-developing-world-characteristic-features-and-approach-to-management
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REVIEW
Stephen J Aston
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults worldwide, but its epidemiology varies markedly by region. Whilst in high-income countries, the predominant burden of CAP is in the elderly and those with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary co-morbidity, CAP patients in low-income settings are often of working age and, in sub-Saharan Africa, frequently HIV-positive. Although region-specific aetiological data are limited, they are sufficient to highlight major trends: in high-burden settings, tuberculosis (TB) is a common cause of acute CAP; Gram-negative pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae are regionally important; and HIV-associated opportunistic infections are common but difficult to diagnose...
July 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680827/clinical-analysis-of-single-filtration-plasmapheresis-using-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-machines-in-kidney-transplantation
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Eunsoo Lim, Yujeong Kim, Jong Cheol Jeong, Inwhee Park, Heungsoo Kim, Su Hyung Lee, Chang-Kwon Oh, Gyu-Tae Shin
BACKGROUND: Plasmapheresis has become an essential element of kidney transplantation (KT). In the present study, we report clinical outcomes of filtration plasmapheresis using continuous renal replacement therapy machines with a single filter for the first time in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed six patients who underwent filtration plasmapheresis for KT in our center; plasmapheresis was performed using the Plasmaflex (Baxter(®)) with a TPE 2000 filter set (Baxter(®)) in our hemodialysis unit...
June 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679339/characteristics-of-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-porcine-sepsis-model-for-multi-organ-metabolic-flux-measurements
#18
Gabriella A M Ten Have, Renske C I Deutz, Mariëlle P K J Engelen, Robert R Wolfe, Nicolaas E P Deutz
Survival of sepsis is related to loss of muscle mass. Therefore, it is imperative to further define and understand the basic alterations in nutrient metabolism in order to improve targeted sepsis nutritional therapies. We developed and evaluated a controlled hyperdynamic severe sepsis pig model that can be used for in vivo multi-organ metabolic studies in a conscious state. In this catheterized pig model, bacteremia was induced intravenously with 10(9) CFU/h Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in 13 pigs for 18 h...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675983/fluid-supplementation-in-management-of-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Prachi Goyal, Akshay Mehta, Jasbinder Kaur, Suksham Jain, Vishal Guglani, Deepak Chawla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral or intravenous fluid supplementation in accelerating the decline of serum bilirubin with intensive phototherapy among healthy term and late preterm neonates with hyperbilirubinemia. STUDY DESIGN: This open-label randomized controlled trial randomized neonates with severe hyperbilirubinemia (serum total bilirubin ≥18 mg/dL or within 2 mg/dL of threshold for exchange transfusion) to receive 50 mL/kg of intravenous fluid over 8 h (IVF group, n = 51), 50 mL of oral rehydration solution over 8 h (oral rehydration solution (ORS) group, n = 50) or only standard therapy (control group, n = 49)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669550/sulfasalazine-induced-crystalluria-causing-severe-acute%C3%A2-kidney%C3%A2-injury
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Michael Durando, Hannah Tiu, James Soo Kim
Sulfasalazine is an anti-inflammatory agent commonly used in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Sulfasalazine is converted by gut bacteria into sulfapyridine and the clinically active metabolite 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), and its efficacy is proportional to the 5-ASA concentration within the intestinal lumen. Renal complications are commonly reported for the chemically similar 5-ASA derivative mesalamine, but are not well-known side effects of sulfasalazine therapy...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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