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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641582/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-levetiracetam-versus-phenytoin-for-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-children-protocol-convulsive-status-epilepticus-paediatric-trial-consept-a-predict-study
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Stuart R Dalziel, Jeremy Furyk, Megan Bonisch, Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Cynthia Sharpe, Simon Harvey, Andrew Davidson, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Shane George, Arjun Rao, Nicholas Cheng, Michael Zhang, Kam Sinn, Amit Kochar, Christine Brabyn, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening childhood neurological emergency. Despite this, there is a lack of high quality evidence supporting medication use after first line benzodiazepines, with current treatment protocols based solely on non-experimental evidence and expert opinion. The current standard of care, phenytoin, is only 60% effective, and associated with considerable adverse effects. A newer anti-convulsant, levetiracetam, can be given faster, is potentially more efficacious, with a more tolerable side effect profile...
June 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629473/emergency-treatment-with-levetiracetam-or-phenytoin-in-status-epilepticus-in-children-the-eclipse-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mark D Lyttle, Carrol Gamble, Shrouk Messahel, Helen Hickey, Anand Iyer, Kerry Woolfall, Amy Humphreys, Naomi E A Bacon, Louise Roper, Franz E Babl, Stuart R Dalziel, Mary Ryan, Richard E Appleton
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening neurological emergency in childhood. These children are also at risk of significant morbidity, with acute and chronic impact on the family and the health and social care systems. The current recommended first-choice, second-line treatment in children aged 6 months and above is intravenous phenytoin (fosphenytoin in the USA), although there is a lack of evidence for its use and it is associated with significant side effects...
June 19, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622071/survival-in-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-of-non-traumatic-brain-pathologies
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Pieter Francsois Fouche, Paul Andrew Jennings, Karen Smith, Malcolm Boyle, Gabriel Blecher, Jonathan Knott, Mani Raji, Pamela Rosengarten, Michael Roberto Augello, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is not only used in traumatic brain injuries in the out-of-hospital setting, but also for non-traumatic brain pathologies (NTBP) such as brain tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage, as well as brain injury due to diabetes, seizures and toxicity, metabolic conditions, and alcohol and drug overdose. Previous research suggests that RSI is common in non-traumatic coma, but with an unknown prevalence of NTBP in those that receive RSI...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606652/rocuronium-versus-suxamethonium-for-rapid-sequence-induction-of-general-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section-influence-on-neonatal-outcomes
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M Kosinova, P Stourac, M Adamus, D Seidlova, T Pavlik, P Janku, I Krikava, Z Mrozek, M Prochazka, J Klucka, R Stoudek, I Bartikova, H Harazim, H Robotkova, K Hejduk, Z Hodicka, M Kirchnerova, J Francakova, L Obare Pyszkova, J Hlozkova, P Sevcik
BACKGROUND: In a previous study we compared rocuronium and suxamethonium for rapid-sequence induction of general anaesthesia for caesarean section and found no difference in maternal outcome. There was however, a significant difference in Apgar scores. As this was a secondary outcome, we extended the study to explore this finding on a larger sample. METHODS: We included 488 parturients of whom 240 were women from the original study. Women were randomly assigned to receive either rocuronium 1mg/kg (ROC n=245) or suxamethonium 1mg/kg (SUX n=243) after propofol 2mg/kg...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601274/rocuronium-should-be-the-default-paralytic-in-rapid-sequence-intubation
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Anand K Swaminathan, Haney Mallemat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600765/detection-and-typing-of-candidatus-phytoplasma-spp-in-host-dna-extracts-using-oligonucleotide-coupled-fluorescent-microspheres
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Edel Pérez-López, Christine Hammond, Chrystel Olivier, Tim J Dumonceaux
The use of oligonucleotide-coupled fluorescent microspheres is a rapid, sequencing-independent, and reliable way to diagnose bacterial diseases. Previously described applications of oligonucleotide-coupled fluorescent microspheres for the detection and identification of bacteria in human clinical samples have been successfully adapted to detect and differentiate "Ca. Phytoplasma" species using as a target the chaperonin 60-encoding gene. In this chapter, we describe in detail the design and validation of oligonucleotide capture probes, and their application in the assay aiming to differentiate phytoplasma strains infecting Brassica napus and Camelina sativa plants grown in the same geographic location at the same time...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582801/emergency-airway-management-in-australian-and-new-zealand-emergency-departments-a-multicentre-descriptive-study-of-3710-emergency-intubations
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Hatem Alkhouri, John Vassiliadis, Matthew Murray, John Mackenzie, Alex Tzannes, Sally McCarthy, Toby Fogg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the practice of endotracheal intubation across a range of Australasian EDs. METHODS: We established a multicentre airway registry (The Australian and New Zealand Emergency Department Airway Registry [ANZEDAR]) prospectively capturing intubations from 43 Australian and New Zealand EDs over 24 months using the ANZEDAR form. Information recorded included patient demographics, intubation indications, predicted difficulty, rapid sequence induction and endotracheal intubation preparation technique, induction drugs, airway adjuncts and complications...
June 5, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559038/nonphysician-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-success-and-adverse-events-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pieter F Fouche, Christopher Stein, Paul Simpson, Jestin N Carlson, Suhail A Doi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Rapid sequence intubation performed by nonphysicians such as paramedics or nurses has become increasingly common in many countries; however, concerns have been stated in regard to the safe use and appropriateness of rapid sequence intubation when performed by these health care providers. The aim of our study is to compare rapid sequence intubation success and adverse events between nonphysician and physician in the out-of-hospital setting. METHODS: A systematic literature search of key databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was conducted...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523090/penetrating-craniomaxillofacial-injury-caused-by-a-pneumatic-nail-gun
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Kevin Jae Choi, Marisa Ann Ryan, Tracy Cheng, David Powers
Craniomaxillofacial injuries can be complex, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. The primary survey is always the first step in trauma management prior to proceeding with further evaluation and treatment. A 26-year-old man presented with a penetrating nail gun injury through the oral and nasal cavities. He did not present in extremis but required elective endotracheal intubation for intraoperative assessment and treatment. Airway management was enhanced by the use of lingual nerve and inferior alveolar nerve blocks via the Vazirani-Akinosi technique to maintain spontaneous respiration while the tongue was distracted from the palate...
June 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460858/analysis-of-out-of-hospital-pediatric-intubation-by%C3%A2-an-australian-helicopter-emergency-medical%C3%A2-service
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Brian J Burns, Joanna B Watterson, Sandra Ware, Luke Regan, Cliff Reid
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine first-look success in emergency pediatric intubation by a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (EMS). METHODS: A database analysis of all pediatric (<16 years) intubations during a 64-month period was undertaken, using data from a prospectively enrolled electronic airway registry form. Recorded findings included patient demographics, operator background, airway intervention including intubation attempts, complications, and critical timings...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446608/model-enabled-gene-search-megs-allows-fast-and-direct-discovery-of-enzymatic-and-transport-gene-functions-in-the-marine-bacterium-vibrio-fischeri
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Shu Pan, Kiel Nikolakakis, Paul A Adamczyk, Min Pan, Edward G Ruby, Jennifer L Reed
Whereas genomes can be rapidly sequenced, the functions of many genes are incompletely or erroneously annotated because of a lack of experimental evidence or prior functional knowledge in sequence databases. To address this weakness, we describe here a model-enabled gene search (MEGS) approach that (i) identifies metabolic functions either missing from an organism's genome annotation or incorrectly assigned to an ORF by using discrepancies between metabolic model predictions and experimental culturing data; (ii) designs functional selection experiments for these specific metabolic functions; and (iii) selects a candidate gene(s) responsible for these functions from a genomic library and directly interrogates this gene's function experimentally...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437427/bacterial-diversity-of-bacteriomes-and-organs-of-reproductive-digestive-and-excretory-systems-in-two-cicada-species-hemiptera-cicadidae
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Zhou Zheng, Dandan Wang, Hong He, Cong Wei
Cicadas form intimate symbioses with bacteria to obtain nutrients that are scarce in the xylem fluid they feed on. The obligate symbionts in cicadas are purportedly confined to specialized bacteriomes, but knowledge of bacterial communities associated with cicadas is limited. Bacterial communities in the bacteriomes and organs of reproductive, digestive and excretory systems of two cicada species (Platypleura kaempferi and Meimuna mongolica) were investigated using different methods, and the bacterial diversity and distribution patterns of dominant bacteria in different tissues were compared...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405355/face-familiarity-promotes-stable-identity-recognition-exploring-face-perception-using-serial-dependence
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Rebecca Kok, Jessica Taubert, Erik Van der Burg, Gillian Rhodes, David Alais
Studies suggest that familiar faces are processed in a manner distinct from unfamiliar faces and that familiarity with a face confers an advantage in identity recognition. Our visual system seems to capitalize on experience to build stable face representations that are impervious to variation in retinal input that may occur due to changes in lighting, viewpoint, viewing distance, eye movements, etc. Emerging evidence also suggests that our visual system maintains a continuous perception of a face's identity from one moment to the next despite the retinal input variations through serial dependence...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400685/republication-all-india-difficult-airway-association-2016-guidelines-for-tracheal-intubation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Syed Moied Ahmed, Pankaj Kundra, Rakesh Garg, Venkateswaran Ramkumar, Apeksh Patwa, Amit Shah, Ubaradka S Raveendra, Sumalatha Radhakrishna Shetty, Jeson Rajan Doctor, Dilip K Pawar, Singaravelu Ramesh, Sabyasachi Das, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia
Tracheal intubation (TI) is a routine procedure in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is often lifesaving. In contrast to the controlled conditions in the operating room, critically ill patients with respiratory failure and shock are physiologically unstable. These factors, along with under evaluation of the airway and suboptimal response to preoxygenation, are responsible for a high incidence of life-threatening complications such as severe hypoxemia and cardiovascular collapse during TI in the ICU. The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) proposes a stepwise plan for safe management of the airway in critically ill patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369459/de-novo-assembly-and-population-genomic-survey-of-natural-yeast-isolates-with-the-oxford-nanopore-minion-sequencer
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Benjamin Istace, Anne Friedrich, Léo d'Agata, Sébastien Faye, Emilie Payen, Odette Beluche, Claudia Caradec, Sabrina Davidas, Corinne Cruaud, Gianni Liti, Arnaud Lemainque, Stefan Engelen, Patrick Wincker, Joseph Schacherer, Jean-Marc Aury
BACKGROUND: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd (Oxford, UK) have recently commercialized MinION, a small single-molecule nanopore sequencer, that offers the possibility of sequencing long DNA fragments from small genomes in a matter of seconds. The Oxford Nanopore technology is truly disruptive; it has the potential to revolutionize genomic applications due to its portability, low cost, and ease of use compared with existing long reads sequencing technologies. The MinION sequencer enables the rapid sequencing of small eukaryotic genomes, such as the yeast genome...
February 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342115/ssh-versus-tse-sequence-protocol-in-rapid-mr-examination-of-pediatric-patients-with-programmable-drainage-system
#16
Eva Brichtová, J Šenkyřík
PURPOSE: A low radiation burden is essential during diagnostic procedures in pediatric patients due to their high tissue sensitivity. Using MR examination instead of the routinely used CT reduces the radiation exposure and the risk of adverse stochastic effects. Our retrospective study evaluated the possibility of using ultrafast single-shot (SSh) sequences and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences in rapid MR brain imaging in pediatric patients with hydrocephalus and a programmable ventriculoperitoneal drainage system...
March 24, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289767/-update-on-muscle-relaxation-what-comes-after-succinylcholine-rocuronium-and-sugammadex
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N Zoremba, G Schälte, C Bruells, F K Pühringer
Due to the great advantages, it is not possible to imagine current practice in anesthesia without the adminstration of muscle relaxants. For a long time the administration of succinylcholine for rapid sequence induction (RSI) was considered to be the state of the art for patients at risk for aspiration. The favorable characteristics are, however, accompanied by many, sometimes severe side effects. Due to the development of non-depolarizing muscle relaxants, in particular rocuronium in combination with sugammadex, there is the possibility to achieve a profile of action similar to succinylcholine with low side effects...
March 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270465/rapid-sequence-serial-sexual-homicides
#18
Louis B Schlesinger, Stephanie Ramirez, Brittany Tusa, John P Jarvis, Philip Erdberg
Serial sexual murderers have been described as committing homicides in a methodical manner, taking substantial time between offenses to elude the authorities. The results of our study of the temporal patterns (i.e., the length of time between homicides) of a nonrandom national sample of 44 serial sexual murderers and their 201 victims indicate that this representation may not always be accurate. Although 25 offenders (56.8%) killed with longer than a 14-day period between homicides, a sizeable subgroup was identified: 19 offenders (43...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267361/volume-navigation-technique-for-ultrasound-guided-biopsy-of-breast-lesions-detected-only-at-mri
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Erkin Aribal, Derya Tureli, Fikret Kucukkaya, Handan Kaya
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the utility of a volume navigation technique (VNT) for ultrasound-guided biopsy of MRI-detected, but sonographically ambiguous or occult, breast lesions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Within a recruitment period of 13 months (January 1, 2014, through February 1, 2015), 22 patients with 26 BI-RADS category 4 or 5 lesions that were detected at MRI but missed at second-look ultrasound were reimaged using a rapid sequence and a flexible body coil in a 3-T MRI scanner...
March 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255172/reaching-back-the-relative-strength-of-the-retroactive-emotional-attentional-blink
#20
Áine Ní Choisdealbha, Richard M Piech, John K Fuller, David H Zald
Visual stimuli with emotional content appearing in close temporal proximity either before or after a target stimulus can hinder conscious perceptual processing of the target via an emotional attentional blink (EAB). This occurs for targets that appear after the emotional stimulus (forward EAB) and for those appearing before the emotional stimulus (retroactive EAB). Additionally, the traditional attentional blink (AB) occurs because detection of any target hinders detection of a subsequent target. The present study investigated the relations between these different attentional processes...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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