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high flow oxygen therapy

Xiaobo Zhou, Hua Liang, Pengfei Jiang, Kenneth Yin Zhang, Shujuan Liu, Tianshe Yang, Qiang Zhao, Lijuan Yang, Wen Lv, Qi Yu, Wei Huang
Molecular oxygen (O2) plays a key role in many physiological processes, and becomes a toxicant to kill cells when excited to (1)O2. Intracellular O2 levels, or the degree of hypoxia, are always viewed as an indicator of cancers. Due to the highly efficient cancer therapy ability and low side effect, photodynamic therapy (PDT) becomes one of the most promising treatments for cancers. Herein, an early-stage diagnosis and therapy system is reported based on the phosphorescent conjugated polymer dots (Pdots) containing Pt(II) porphyrin as an oxygen-responsive phosphorescent group and (1)O2 photosensitizer...
February 2016: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
Gonzalo Hernández, Concepción Vaquero, Laura Colinas, Rafael Cuena, Paloma González, Alfonso Canabal, Susana Sanchez, Maria Luisa Rodriguez, Ana Villasclaras, Rafael Fernández
Importance: High-flow conditioned oxygen therapy delivered through nasal cannulae and noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) may reduce the need for reintubation. Among the advantages of high-flow oxygen therapy are comfort, availability, lower costs, and additional physiopathological mechanisms. Objective: To test if high-flow conditioned oxygen therapy is noninferior to NIV for preventing postextubation respiratory failure and reintubation in patients at high risk of reintubation...
October 5, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Jian Zhang, Ling Lin, Konghan Pan, Jiancang Zhou, Xiaoyin Huang
High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy has several physiological advantages over traditional oxygen therapy devices, including decreased nasopharyngeal resistance, washing out of the nasopharyngeal dead space, generation of positive pressure in the pharynx, increasing alveolar recruitment in the lungs, humidification of the airways, increased fraction of inspired oxygen and improved mucociliary clearance. Recently, the use of HFNC in treating adult critical illness patients has significantly increased, and it is now being used in many patients with a range of different disease conditions...
October 2, 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
David Fitzpatrick, Patrick O'Meara, Andrew Cunningham
This short report describes the case of a young adult male who had smoked a synthetic cannabinoid legal high product called 'Exodus Damnation'. The patient's presentation was atypical from that described in the literature, with hypotension and hypoxaemia. Of note was the rapid recovery after pre-hospital intervention with high-flow oxygen therapy and intravenous fluids. The patient refused on-going care, despite repeated advice to attend the Emergency Department. The distinct lack of specialist support and referral to drug treatment for this patient population, with whom ambulance services are coming into contact with increasing frequency, is reported...
September 29, 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
Cher-Rin Chong, Gao J Ong, John D Horowitz
Angina pectoris, or symptomatic myocardial ischaemia, reflects an impairment of coronary blood flow, and usually a deficiency of available myocardial energetics. Treatment options vary with the precise cause, which may vary with regards to the roles of increased myocardial oxygen demand versus reduced supply. Traditionally, organic nitrates, β-adrenoceptor antagonists, and non-dihydropyridine calcium antagonists were the only commonly used prophylactic anti-anginal agents. However, many patients failed to respond adequately to such therapy, and/or were unsuitable for their use...
October 6, 2016: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
O N Pyaskovskaya, D L Kolesnik, A G Fedorchuk, I V Prokhorova, G I Solyanik
UNLABELLED: Aerobic glycolysis that supports high proliferation rate and survival of tumor cells in unfavorable conditions is among fundamental features of tumor metabolism. The search for active modulators of energetic metabolism capable of suppressing tumor growth and metastasis could result in higher effectiveness of anticancer therapy. AIM: To study antitumor and antimetastatic activity of the modulators of energetic metabolism dichloroacetate (DCA) and 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) used in combination treatment of Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC)...
September 2016: Experimental Oncology
Yoshitaka Wada, Fumihito Kasai, Shinichi Wada
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Thomas Riva, Stefan Seiler, Franziska Stucki, Robert Greif, Lorenz Theiler
In small children, high-flow nasal cannula therapy may prolong apnea time even when an inspiratory oxygen fraction below 100% is used. This will be beneficial in prolonged intubation attempts, but especially during procedures requiring prolonged apnea time, leading to fewer airway manipulations and markedly enhanced surgical conditions.
September 24, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Christian de Tymowski, Pascal Augustin, Hamda Houissa, Nicolas Allou, Philippe Montravers, Alienor Delzongle, Quentin Pellenc, Mathieu Desmard
Metabolic disorders and fluid overload are indications of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) including continuous venovenous hemofiltration in patients on ECMO.Direct connection of CRRT machine to the ECMO circuit provides many advantages. Nevertheless, because pressures in CRRT lines relate to ECMO blood flow, high ECMO blood flow may be associated with high pressures in CRRT lines. Thus, management of CRRT pressure lines becomes challenging. We evaluated a protocol for managing high CRRT pressures...
September 20, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Lin Shi
According to the seventh report of Joint National Committee (JNC 7), hypertensive emergency (HE), a kind of hypertensive crisis, is defined as a sudden and abrupt elevation in blood pressure so as to cause acute target organ dysfunctions, including central nervous system, cardiovascular system or kidneys. Patients with HE require immediate reduction in markedly elevated blood pressure. Currently, there are no international guidelines for children HE, so the JNC definition is commonly used. Hypertensive emergency in children is rare but a life-threatening emergency...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
T Pincez, L Calamy, Z Germont, A Lemoine, A-A Lopes, A Massiot, J Tencer, C Thivent, A Hadchouel
Acute and chronic pulmonary complications are frequent in sickle cell disease (SCD), with different spectrum and characteristics in children and adults. Chronic hypoxia is frequent and plays a role in several respiratory complications in SCD. Furthermore, hypoxia has been associated with a higher risk of cerebral ischemia. Despite differing oxygen affinity between hemoglobin A and S, standard pulse oximetry was shown to be accurate in diagnosing hypoxia in SCD patients. Whereas acute hypoxia management is similar to non-SCD patients, chronic hypoxia treatment is mainly based on a transfusion program rather than long-term oxygen therapy...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Felismina T C Moreira, M Goreti F Sale, Mirella Di Lorenzo
Serious brain disorders, such as the Alzheimer's Disease (AD), are associated with a marked drop in the levels of important neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine (ACh). Real time monitoring of such biomarkers can therefore play a critical role in enhancing AD therapies by allowing timely diagnosis, verifications of treatment effectiveness, and developments of new medicines. In this study, we present the first acetylcholine/oxygen hybrid enzymatic fuel cell for the self-powered on site detection of ACh in plasma, which is based on the combination of an enzymatic anode with a Pt cathode...
August 30, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Thalia Monro-Somerville, Malcolm Sim, James Ruddy, Mark Vilas, Michael A Gillies
OBJECTIVE: High-flow nasal cannulae are used in adults with or at risk of acute respiratory failure. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the evidence for their use in this setting. DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. STUDY SELECTION: Databases were searched for randomized controlled trials comparing administration of high-flow nasal cannulae with usual care (i.e., conventional oxygen therapy or noninvasive ventilation) in adults with respiratory failure...
September 8, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Fengting Yu, Yu Hao, Hongxin Zhao, Jiang Xiao, Ning Han, Yu Zhang, Guorui Dai, Xuejing Chong, Hui Zeng, Fujie Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction has frequently been found in HIV-infected patients regardless of whether they received antiretroviral therapy (ART). Accumulating evidence suggests that HIV-infected patients exhibit marked changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, ATP generation, mitochondrial mass (MM) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) etc. However, mitochondrial toxicity in CD4T and CD8T cells caused by different levels of HIV progression and ART is poorly understood...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Veronica Mardegan, Elena Priante, Elisabetta Lolli, Paola Lago, Eugenio Baraldi
Heated, humidified high-flow delivered by nasal cannulae (HHHFNC) is increasingly used for noninvasive respiratory support in preterm infants and critically ill children due to its perceived effectiveness and ease of use. Evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that HHHFNC and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are equally effective as postextubation support in preterm infants. HHHFNC is also used for weaning preterm infants from CPAP. Data on HHHFNC used as the primary support for treating respiratory distress syndrome are conflicting...
September 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Anna Lavizzari, Mariarosa Colnaghi, Francesca Ciuffini, Chiara Veneroni, Stefano Musumeci, Ivan Cortinovis, Fabio Mosca
Importance: Heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) has gained increasing popularity as respiratory support for newborn infants thanks to ease of use and improved patient comfort. However, its role as primary therapy for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of prematurity needs to be further elucidated by large, randomized clinical trials. Objective: To determine whether HHHFNC provides respiratory support noninferior to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) or bilevel nCPAP (BiPAP) as a primary approach to RDS in infants older than 28 weeks' gestational age (GA)...
August 8, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Stephen Morgan, Christoph P Hornik, Niyati Patel, Walter L Williford, David A Turner, Ira M Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Continuous high-frequency oscillation (CHFO) creates a pressure gradient in the small airways that accelerates expiratory flow. The intended use of CHFO therapy is to facilitate secretion removal and treat atelectasis. Our objective was to assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of CHFO in the mechanically ventilated pediatric population. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we retrospectively reviewed medical records of mechanically ventilated children treated with CHFO (the MetaNeb system) at our institution from July 1, 2007 through August 31, 2012...
August 16, 2016: Respiratory Care
Samir Jaber, Nicolas Molinari, Audrey De Jong
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with severe life-threatening complications including severe hypoxaemia. Preoxygenation before intubation has been recommended in order to decrease such complications. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)-assisted preoxygenation allows increased oxygen saturation during the intubation procedure, by applying a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to prevent alveolar derecruitment. However, the NIV mask has to be taken off after preoxygenation to allow the passage of the tube through the mouth...
August 12, 2016: BMJ Open
Mohammad Pakravan, Nasrin Sanjari, Hamed Esfandiari, Parastou Pakravan, Mehdi Yaseri
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effect of high-dose intravenous steroids, as well as normobaric oxygen therapy, in the management of recent onset non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). METHOD: Ninety eyes of 90 patients diagnosed with NAION within 14 days of onset were included in this single masked randomized clinical trial. Thirty patients were randomized into each set as group 1 (control), group 2 (steroids), and group 3 (oxygen). Controls received placebo; group 2 received methylprednisolone 500 mg twice a day for 3 days followed by 2 weeks of oral prednisolone 1 mg/kg/day; group 3 received 100 % normobaric oxygen with mask, at a flow rate of 5 liters per minute for 1 hour twice a day for two weeks...
October 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Hoong Sern Lim
Cardiogenic shock remains a highly lethal condition. Conventional therapy including revascularization and mechanical circulatory support aims to improve cardiac output and oxygen delivery, but increasing basic and clinical observations indicate wider circulatory and cellular abnormalities, particularly at the advanced stages of shock. Progressive cardiogenic shock is associated with microcirculatory and cellular abnormalities. Cardiogenic shock is initially characterized by a failure to maintain global oxygen delivery; however, progressive cardiogenic shock is associated with the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, derangement of the regulation of regional blood flow, microcirculatory abnormalities, and cellular dysoxia...
August 2016: Clinical Cardiology
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