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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225865/continuous-blood-purification-treatment-for-endotoxin-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Y Jiang, R Lin, Y Xu, S Zhang, K Cui, M Zhu, A Li, C Chen, J Yang, W Yang
This study aimed to explore the effects of continuous blood purification (CBP) treatment in pigs affected with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A total of 12 healthy male pigs, weighing 12±1.8 kg, were randomly and equally assigned to the control and experimental groups. The ARDS pig model was prepared by intravenous injections of endotoxin (20 µg/kg). The control group was given conventional supportive therapy, while the experimental group was given continuous veno-venous hemofiltration therapy...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222692/hashimoto-s-encephalitis-associated-with-ampar2-antibodies-a-case-report
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Mingqin Zhu, Xuefan Yu, Caiyun Liu, Chenchen Duan, Chunxiao Li, Jie Zhu, Ying Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's encephalitis (HE) is a rare neurological complication of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), while limbic encephalitis (LE) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder frequently associated with anti-neuronal antibodies. The glutamate receptor α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid receptor (AMPAR) is important for synaptic transmission, memory, and learning. The etiology of HE remains unclear. We present a case of HE with antibodies to AMPAR2 both in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid...
February 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220718/the-big-imitator-strikes-again-a-case-report-of-neurosyphilis-in-a-patient-with-newly-diagnosed-hiv
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Sévérine de Bruijn, Chris Kenyon, Nicolas Léonard, Erika Vlieghe
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the result of an infection of the central nervous system caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. Its clinical presentation includes meningovascular syphilis, tabes dorsalis, and dementia paralytica, resulting in a wide range of symptoms such as psychosis, Parkinsonism, and depression. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old male was admitted to a psychiatric hospital because of social withdrawal and self-neglect, indicative of a major depression...
February 21, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218740/maresin1-stimulates-alveolar-fluid-clearance-through-the-alveolar-epithelial-sodium-channel-na-k-atpase-via-the-alx-pi3k-nedd4-2-pathway
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Jun-Li Zhang, Xiao-Jun Zhuo, Jing Lin, Ling-Chun Luo, Wei-Yang Ying, Xiang Xie, Hua-Wei Zhang, Jing-Xiang Yang, Dan Li, Fang Gao Smith, Sheng-Wei Jin
Maresin1 (MaR1) is a new docosahexaenoic acid-derived pro-resolving agent that promotes the resolution of inflammation. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect and underlining mechanisms of MaR1 in modulating alveolar fluid clearance (AFC) on LPS-induced acute lung injury. MaR1 was injected intravenously or administered by instillation (200 ng/kg) 8 h after LPS (14 mg/kg) administration and AFC was measured in live rats. In primary rat alveolar type II epithelial cells, MaR1 (100 nM) was added to the culture medium with lipopolysaccharide for 6 h...
February 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209267/assessment-of-volume-status-and-appropriate-fluid-replenishment-in-the-setting-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Pierluigi Marzuillo, Stefano Guarino, Andrea Apicella, Rosaria Marotta, Vincenzo Tipo, Laura Perrone, Angela La Manna, Giovanni Montini
BACKGROUND: When the permeability of the glomerular filtration barrier increases, leading to proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome (NS) occurs. First episodes or relapses of NS can be concurrent with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) infections. This condition can cause further deterioration of the hypovolemic state, as intravascular water is lost through both AGE-related vomiting/diarrhea and NS-related fluid shifting into the interstitium. In this case report, we wish to raise the issues about the difficult management of children presenting with both NS and AGE...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193112/longitudinal-outcomes-in-the-2014-acute-flaccid-paralysis-cluster-in-canada
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Carmen Yea, Ari Bitnun, Joan Robinson, Aleksandra Mineyko, Michelle Barton, Jean K Mah, Jiri Vajsar, Susan Richardson, Christoph Licht, Jason Brophy, Megan Crone, Shalini Desai, Juliette Hukin, Kevin Jones, Katherine Muir, Jeffrey M Pernica, Robert Pless, Daniela Pohl, Mubeen F Rafay, Kathryn Selby, Sunita Venkateswaran, Geneviève Bernard, E Ann Yeh
We describe the presenting features and long-term outcome of an unusual cluster of pediatric acute flaccid paralysis cases that occurred in Canada during the 2014 enterovirus D68 outbreak. Children (n = 25; median age 7.8 years) presenting to Canadian centers between July 1 and October 31, 2014, and who met diagnostic criteria for acute flaccid paralysis were evaluated retrospectively. The predominant presenting features included prodromal respiratory illness (n = 22), cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytic pleocytosis (n = 18), pain in neck/back (n = 14) and extremities (n = 10), bowel/bladder dysfunction (n = 9), focal central gray matter lesions found in all regions of the spinal cord within the cohort (n = 16), brain stem lesions (n = 8), and bulbar symptoms (n = 5)...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181817/mathematical-modeling-of-intraperitoneal-drug-delivery-simulation-of-drug-distribution-in-a-single-tumor-nodule
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Margo Steuperaert, Giuseppe Falvo D'Urso Labate, Charlotte Debbaut, Olivier De Wever, Christian Vanhove, Wim Ceelen, Patrick Segers
The intraperitoneal (IP) administration of chemotherapy is an alternative treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis, allowing for higher intratumor concentrations of the cytotoxic agent compared to intravenous administration. Nevertheless, drug penetration depths are still limited to a few millimeters. It is thus necessary to better understand the limiting factors behind this poor penetration in order to improve IP chemotherapy delivery. By developing a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for drug penetration in a tumor nodule, we investigated the impact of a number of key parameters on the drug transport and penetration depth during IP chemotherapy...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167592/patient-characteristics-management-and-predictors-of-outcome-from-severe-community-onset-staphylococcal-sepsis-in-northeast-thailand-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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T Eoin West, Chanthiwa Wikraiphat, Sarunporn Tandhavanant, Pitchayanant Ariyaprasert, Pornpan Suntornsut, Shawna Okamoto, Weera Mahavanakul, Pramot Srisamang, Sunchai Phiphitaporn, Jirasak Anukunananchai, Ploenchan Chetchotisakd, Sharon J Peacock, Narisara Chantratita
Staphylococcus aureus infection is a persistent threat in resource-restricted settings in southeast Asia but informative data about this disease remain limited. We analyzed characteristics, management, and predictors of outcome in severely septic patients with community-onset S. aureus infection in northeast Thailand. We performed a prospective, multicenter observational cohort study of community-onset S. aureus sepsis in four referral hospitals recruiting patients at least 14 years of age admitted between March 2010 and December 2013...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152690/molecular-testing-for-colorectal-and-lung-cancer-at-an-academic-cancer-center-satellite-site-opportunities-for-improvement
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Lawrence N Shulman, Joseph O Jacobson, Andrew David Norden
: 229 Background: Given their prevalence, colorectal and lung cancer are treated in both academic and community settings. Appropriate use of targeted therapies in these diseases is challenging given the need for biomarker testing prior to use. Rapidly changing practice standards, limited resources, and barriers to tissue processing make this particularly challenging in the community. We examined the use of biomarker testing and targeted therapies in colorectal and lung cancer at one of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute satellite sites...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143446/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-atypical-encephalitis-and-painful-testitis-a-case-report
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Hidenori Kido, Osamu Kano, Asami Hamai, Hiroyuki Masuda, Yutaka Fuchinoue, Masaaki Nemoto, Chiaki Arai, Teppei Takeda, Fumihito Yamabe, Toshihiro Tai, Mizuki Kasahara, Kenichi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Sota Sadamoto, Megumi Wakayama, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yasuo Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Yoshihisa Urita
BACKGROUND: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a self-limited clinicopathologic entity that is increasingly recognized worldwide. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy occurring in young adults. Neurologic involvement is rare, and testitis directly caused by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease has not yet been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old man was brought to our clinic with complaints of fever, headache, fatigue, and left lower quadrant pain that had persisted for 3 weeks...
February 1, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137900/rare-presentation-of-brodie-s-abscess-in-the-acromion-process-and-the-value-of-the-penumbra-sign
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Jelle Gorter, Kyrill Rykov, Pieter Ott, Jos J A M van Raay
A 17-year-old male patient presented with a swelling on his right shoulder 1 week after a fall. MRI revealed a superficial fluid collection of the acromion and trapezius muscle, with slight enhancement of the wall. The swelling burst open spontaneously after failed conservative therapy and was treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. Tissue cultures showed a Staphylococcus aureus 1 year later, he presented with local red discolouration and a recurrent painful swelling that fluctuated at palpation...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130352/clinical-features-and-practice-patterns-of-treatment-for-adrenal-crisis-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Yosuke Ono, Sachiko Ono, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Yuji Tanaka
CONTEXT: Adrenal crisis is an endocrine emergency that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. However, the clinical features and practice patterns of treatment for adrenal crisis are not completely understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate patient characteristics, comorbidities and treatments of adrenal crisis. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of patients who received intravenous glucocorticoids for adrenal crisis at admission from 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2014, using a national inpatient database in Japan...
March 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126247/fluid-therapy-management-in-hospitalized-patients-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Brugnolli, Federica Canzan, Anita Bevilacqua, Oliva Marognolli, Giuseppe Verlato, Silvia Vincenzi, Elisa Ambrosi
PURPOSE: Intravenous (IV) fluid therapy is widely used in hospitalized patients. It has been internationally studied in surgical patients, but little attention to date has been dedicated to medical patients within the Italian context. The aims of the present study were to describe the prevalence of fluid therapy and associated factors among Italian patients admitted to medical and surgical units, describe the methods used to manage fluid therapy, and analyze the monitoring of patients by clinical staff...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122967/hydrodynamic-isotonic-fluid-delivery-ameliorates-moderate-to-severe-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat-kidneys
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Jason A Collett, Peter R Corridon, Purvi Mehrotra, Alexander L Kolb, George J Rhodes, Caroline A Miller, Bruce A Molitoris, Janice G Pennington, Ruben M Sandoval, Simon J Atkinson, Silvia B Campos-Bilderback, David P Basile, Robert L Bacallao
Highly aerobic organs like the kidney are innately susceptible to ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, which can originate from sources including myocardial infarction, renal trauma, and transplant. Therapy is mainly supportive and depends on the cause(s) of damage. In the absence of hypervolemia, intravenous fluid delivery is frequently the first course of treatment but does not reverse established AKI. Evidence suggests that disrupting leukocyte adhesion may prevent the impairment of renal microvascular perfusion and the heightened inflammatory response that exacerbate ischemic renal injury...
January 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122159/hypothermia-and-targeted-temperature-management-in-cats-and-dogs
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Andrea Brodeur, Annie Wright, Yonaira Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge surrounding the effects, treatment, and prognosis of hypothermia in people, dogs, and cats, as well as the application of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical medicine. ETIOLOGY: Hypothermia may be a primary or secondary condition, and may be due to environmental exposure, illness, medications, anesthesia, or trauma. Hypothermia has been applied therapeutically in human medicine for a variety of conditions, including postcardiac arrest...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122007/impact-of-stroke-therapy-academic-industry-roundtable-stair-guidelines-on-peri-anesthesia-care-for-rat-models-of-stroke-a-meta-analysis-comparing-the-years-2005-and-2015
#17
Aurelie Thomas, Johann Detilleux, Paul Flecknell, Charlotte Sandersen
Numerous studies using rats in stroke models have failed to translate into successful clinical trials in humans. The Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) has produced guidelines on the rodent stroke model for preclinical trials in order to promote the successful translation of animal to human studies. These guidelines also underline the importance of anaesthetic and monitoring techniques. The aim of this literature review is to document whether anaesthesia protocols (i.e., choice of agents, mode of ventilation, physiological support and monitoring) have been amended since the publication of the STAIR guidelines in 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114980/the-impact-of-torasemide-on-haemodynamic-and-neurohormonal-stress-and-cardiac-remodelling-in-heart-failure-tornado-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Paweł Balsam, Krzysztof Ozierański, Agata Tymińska, Renata Główczyńska, Michał Peller, Anna Fojt, Andrzej Cacko, Bartosz Sieradzki, Elwira Bakuła, Maciej Markulis, Robert Kowalik, Zenon Huczek, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski, Marcin Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of heart failure patients are readmitted to hospital within 6 months, owing to deterioration of their condition. Thus, symptomatic treatment of heart failure requires significant improvement. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of torasemide and furosemide on biochemical parameters of haemodynamic and neurohormonal compensation, myocardial remodelling, clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS: This is a multicentre, randomized, open, blinded endpoint phase-IV trial...
January 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114128/intravenous-fluids-and-acute-kidney-injury
#19
Xiaoqiang Ding, Zhen Cheng, Qi Qian
Over 50% of the human body is comprised of fluids that are distributed in defined compartments. Although compartmentalized, these fluids are dynamically connected. Fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance in each compartment are tightly regulated, mostly in an energy-dependent manner to achieve their designed functions. For over a century, our understanding of the microvascular fluid homeostasis has evolved from hypothesized Ernest Starling principle to evidence-based and the revised Starling principle, incorporating the functional endothelial surface layer...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112037/basidiobolomycosis-complicated-by-hydronephrosis-and-a-perinephric-abscess-presenting-as-a-hypertensive-emergency-in-a-7-year-old-boy
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Sriram Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Singh, Venkatesh Chandrasekaran, Gopinathan Mathiyazhagan, Meenachi Chidambaram, S Deepak Barathi, Subramanian Mahadevan
A 7-year-old boy presented with a chronic, indurated, tender left thigh swelling in association with a hypertensive emergency. He had a bilateral moderate degree of hydronephrosis and a left perinephric abscess, and MRI features of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen demonstrated eosinophilic fasciitis with filamentous fungi. Basidiobolus ranarum was isolated from the culture. The fungus was also isolated from a perinephric fluid aspirate. Computerised tomography of the abdomen demonstrated features consistent with fungal invasion of the pelvic floor muscles and urinary bladder, leading to bilateral hydronephrosis...
January 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
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