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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451938/the-management-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-surgery
#1
Jiliang Zhai, Ripul R Panchal, Ye Tian, Shujie Wang, Lijuan Zhao
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a rare but potentially troublesome and occasionally catastrophic complication after anterior cervical decompression surgery. There is limited literature describing this complication, and the management of CSF leak varies. The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the treatment of cases with CSF leak and develop a management algorithm. A series of 14 patients with CSF leak from January 2011 to May 2016 were included in this study. Their characteristics, management of CSF leak, and outcomes were documented...
February 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449082/multiple-sclerosis-or-inflammatory-cadasil-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
N Schiess, K Huether, M Szolics, G Agarwal, A W El-Hattab, S Sathe
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and CADASIL presenting together is exceedingly rare. As more cases of "inflammatory" CADASIL emerge, diagnostic challenges for clinicians increase. We report an individual with MS and CADASIL presenting with cognitive decline at age 25. She presented with gadolinium enhancing lesions on MRI and inflammatory cerebrospinal fluid raising the question of whether these patients should be given a diagnosis of "inflammatory CADASIL" or both MS and CADASIL...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447255/hydroxyethyl-starch-for-volume-expansion-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-and-renal-function-results-of-a-retrospective-analysis
#3
Sven Bercker, Tanja Winkelmann, Thilo Busch, Sven Laudi, Dirk Lindner, Jürgen Meixensberger
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) was part of "triple-H" therapy for prophylaxis and therapy of vasospasm in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The European Medicines Agency restricted the use of HES in 2013 due to an increase of renal failure in critically ill patients receiving HES compared to crystalloid fluids. The occurrence of renal insufficiency in patients with SAH due to HES is still uncertain. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether there was an association with renal impairment in patients receiving HES after subarachnoid haemorrhage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446785/effects-of-salso-bromo-iodine-thermal-water-in-children-suffering-from-otitis-media-with-effusion-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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I La Mantia, C Andaloro
BACKGROUND: Otitis media with effusion (OME) is an ear disorder defined by the presence of fluid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of acute infection. The aim of this randomised and controlled pilot study was to evaluate whether the treatment with a watery salsobromo- iodine solution, administered by nasal douche, could induce ear healing better than isotonic saline in children with OME. METHODS: The study was randomized, single-blind, and controlled. Study group (40 children) was treated with salso-bromo-iodine thermal water solution and Control group (40 children) was treated with isotonic saline; both compounds were administered by nasal nebulization with Rinowash nasal douche twice/day for 10 days a month for 3 consecutive months...
January 2018: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444562/fluid-resuscitation-during-early-sepsis-a-need-for-individualization
#5
Mathieu JOZWIAKì, Olfa Hamzaoui, Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
The prognosis of septic shock is tightly linked to the earliness of both appropriate antibiotic therapy and early hemodynamic resuscitation. This latter is essentially based on fluid and vasopressors administration. The step-by-step strategy, called "early goal-directed therapy" (EGDT) developed in 2001 and endorsed by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) between 2004 and 2016 is no longer recommended. Indeed, recent multicenter randomized clinical trials showed no reduction in all-cause mortality, duration of organ support and in-hospital length of stay with EGDT in comparison with standard care...
February 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443793/olanzapine-induced-peripheral-eosinophilia-and-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
#6
Jing Huang, Yiming Yu, Wei Lin, Dandan Zhang, Zaichun Deng, Qunli Ding
RATIONALE: Eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) is an eosinophil count ≥10% in pleural effusion, which is a rare condition in drug therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 70-year-old Alzheimer patient who was taking olanzapine for 2 months for the treatment of depression, and developed peripheral eosinophilia and bilateral EPE. DIAGNOSES: Olanzapine-induced peripheral eosinophilia and eosinophilic pleural effusion was diagnosed...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443773/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-acute-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-a-case-report
#7
Xiaotang Cai, Hui Zhou, Yongmei Xie, Dan Yu, Zhiling Wang, Haitao Ren
RATIONALE: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis has been recognized as the most frequent autoimmune encephalitis in children. Several infectious agents have been implicated in anti-NMDA encephalitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy immunocompetent 9-year-old girl first presented with seizures, headaches and vomiting. Cerebrospinal fluid and brain magnetic resonance imaging were normal. After one week onset, the patient gradually developed unexplained personality and behavior changes, accompanied by fever and seizures again...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442351/milk-alkali-syndrome-mas-as-a-complication-of-the-treatment-of-hypoparathyroidism
#8
Agata Skwarek, Janusz Pachucki, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Zuzanna Żurecka, Michał Popow
Milk-alkali syndrome (MAS), characterized by renal failure, metabolic alkalosis and hypercalcemia, is a severe and life-threatening complication of the treatment of hypoparathyroidism. The clinical course is often sudden and is not preceded by any prodromal symptoms. Occurrence does not depend on the duration of hypoparathyroidism treatment, although it is closely related to the applied therapy, especially the dose of calcium carbonate and active vitamin D preparations. Drugs influencing the glomerular filtration rate (angiotensin receptor blockers, sartans, aldosterone receptor antagonists, thiazide diuretics), lack of adequate routine control, changing the calcium carbonate supplementation, dehydration, a diet rich in pH-basic foods (i...
February 14, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441350/perioperative-goal-directed-therapy-using-invasive-uncalibrated-pulse-contour-analysis
#9
Bernd Saugel, Daniel A Reuter
"Perioperative goal-directed therapy" (PGDT) aims at an optimization of basic and advanced global hemodynamic variables to maintain adequate oxygen delivery to the end-organs. PGDT protocols help to titrate fluids, vasopressors, or inotropes to hemodynamic target values. There is considerable evidence that PGDT can improve patient outcome in high-risk patients if both fluids and inotropes are administered to target hemodynamic variables reflecting blood flow. Despite this evidence, PGDT strategies aiming at an optimization of blood flow seem to be not well implemented in routine clinical care...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440138/rhabdomyolysis-a-rare-complication-of-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-precipitated-by-statin-therapy
#10
Jayameena Peringat, Robin George Manappallil, Ummer Karadan
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is the most common form of primary hypothyroidism. Muscular manifestations like weakness, pain, stiffness and elevated muscle enzymes have been noticed in hypothyroidism. Statins are also known to cause myositis and rhabdomyolysis. This is a case of a middle-aged man, on statin therapy, who presented with severe muscle aches and pain and was found to have rhabdomyolysis. Further evaluation revealed an underlying HT as the culprit for his condition...
February 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439995/primary-photodynamic-therapy-with-verteporfin-for-pigmented-posterior-pole-ct1a-choroidal-melanoma-a-3-year-retrospective-analysis
#11
Ido Didi Fabian, Andrew W Stacey, Lamis Al Harby, Amit K Arora, Mandeep S Sagoo, Victoria M L Cohen
AIMS: To investigate the outcomes of primary photodynamic therapy (PDT) for pigmented posterior pole cT1a choroidal melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective interventional consecutive case series of 26 patients (26 eyes) with pigmented posterior pole cT1a choroidal melanoma, who were treated with 3 sessions of PDT and followed-up thereafter. RESULTS: Included were 11 males and 15 females that presented at a median age of 66 years (mean: 64) with transformed naevi (n=11) or suspicious lesions (n=15) with ≥3 risk factors for growth, with lipofuscin in all...
February 13, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438158/intensive-care-unit-enhanced-recovery-pathway-for-patients-undergoing-orthotopic-liver-transplants-recipients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Adam B King, Clark D Kensinger, Yaping Shi, Matthew S Shotwell, Seth J Karp, Pratik P Pandharipande, J Kelly Wright, Liza M Weavind
BACKGROUND: Liver transplant recipients continue to have high perioperative resource utilization and prolonged length of stay despite improvements in perioperative care. Enhanced recovery pathways have been shown in other surgical populations to produce reductions in hospital resource utilization. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was performed to examine the effect of an enhanced recovery pathway for postoperative care after liver transplantation. Outcomes from patients undergoing liver transplantation from November 1, 2013, to October 31, 2014, managed by the pathway were compared to transplant recipients from the year before pathway implementation...
February 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438132/successful-combination-therapy-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-and-caspofungin-for-disseminated-fusariosis-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Suguru Uemura, Akihiro Tamura, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Atsuro Saito, Sayaka Nakamura, Takahiro Fujiwara, Teppei Tahara, Aiko Kozaki, Kenji Kishimoto, Toshiaki Ishida, Daiichiro Hasegawa, Yasunori Muraosa, Katsuhiko Kamei, Yoshiyuki Kosaka
Disseminated fusariosis is a fatal infection in immunocompromised hosts. However, the optimal antifungal treatment for disseminated fusariosis has not yet been established. We report a case of disseminated fusariosis after chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, presenting with multiple skin, lung, and kidney lesions and cerebrospinal fluid invasion. The combination therapy of liposomal amphotericin B and caspofungin resolved disseminated fusariosis successfully.
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437746/from-renal-salt-wasting-to-siadh
#14
Tzy Harn Chua, Matin Ly, Senthil Thillainadesan, Katie Wynne
Hyponatraemia is common following major head injury and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A 20-year-old man presented with reduced consciousness after head trauma and was found to have a fractured skull base with bilateral frontal contusions. On day 3 of his admission, he developed hyponatraemia with raised urine sodium and osmolality, despite receiving dexamethasone and intravenous fluid therapy. His hyponatraemia worsened after the treatment with fluid restriction and oral salt. He was in negative fluid balance suggesting possible renal salt wasting...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435291/efficacy-and-safety-of-doceaqualip-in-a-patient-with-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-a-case-report
#15
Rammohan Prasanna, Deepak Bunger, Mujtaba A Khan
The standard of care for locally advanced cervical cancer has been the combination of a taxane with platinum based therapy. Conventional docetaxel is known to cause hypersensitivity reactions, fluid retention and other toxicities due to polysorbate-80 and ethanol. Corticosteroid premedication prior to docetaxel administration is required to prevent these toxicities, however, toxicities are still observed, sometimes fatal, despite premedication. DoceAqualip, a nanosomal docetaxel lipid suspension, developed with lipids generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration, is devoid of polysorbate-80 and ethanol...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435126/quantitative-metabolomics-for-investigating-the-value-of-polyamines-in-the-early-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-colorectal-cancer
#16
Ran Liu, Xiaohui Lin, Zuojing Li, Qing Li, Kaishun Bi
As an important biomarker for cancer, polyamine levels in body fluid could be employed for monitoring the colorectal cancer (CRC), however the role of polyamines in the development and therapeutics phases of CRC remains uncertain. In this paper, the relationship between polyamines and CRC development and therapeutics had been investigated by the study of changes in plasma polyamine levels during the precancerous, developmental and treatment phases of CRC. After inducing CRC in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of 1, 2-dimethylhydrazine, the animals were given a traditional Chinese medicine, Aidi injections...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434245/galectin-3-plays-an-important-role-in-preterm-birth-caused-by-dental-infection-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#17
Mutsumi Miyauchi, Min Ao, Hisako Furusho, Chanbora Chea, Atsuhiro Nagasaki, Shinnichi Sakamoto, Toshinori Ando, Toshihiro Inubushi, Katsuyuki Kozai, Takashi Takata
Dental infection is risk for preterm birth (PTB) through unclear mechanisms. We established a dental infection-induced PTB mouse model, in which Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.g.) induced PTB by 2 days. We analysed pathogenic factors contributing to PTB and their effects on trophoblasts in vitro. TNF-α, IL-8, and COX-2 were upregulated in P.g.-infected placenta. Galectin-3 (Gal-3), an immune regulator, was significantly upregulated in placenta, amniotic fluid, and serum. In vitro, P.g.-lipopolysaccharide (P.g...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434161/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage-for-autoimmune-pancreatitis-associated-pancreatic-cysts-a-report-of-five-cases-and-a-literature-review
#18
Kenjiro Yamamoto, Takao Itoi, Atsushi Sofuni, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shujiro Tsuji, Reina Tanaka, Ryosuke Tonozuka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Shuntaro Mukai, Kentaro Kamada, Mitsuru Fujita, Yasutsugu Asai, Yukitoshi Matsunami, Yuichi Nagakawa
Objective Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been recognized as a benign disease, which that shows a prompt response to corticosteroid treatment (CST). It was previously believed to not be associated with cyst formation; however, a few cases of AIP-associated pancreatic cyst (PC) have been reported. Some cases were reported to have been effectively treated by CST, while others were refractory to CST. Many of the patients received interventional treatment. Until now, there has been no consensus on the therapeutic strategies for AIP-associated PC...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433694/antibioth%C3%A3-rapie-des-infections-n%C3%A3-onatales-bact%C3%A3-riennes-pr%C3%A3-coces-chez-les-nouveau-n%C3%A3-s-n%C3%A3-s-%C3%A3-partir-de-34-semaines-d%C3%A2-am%C3%A3-norrh%C3%A3-e
#19
O Romain
All newborns superior to 34 weeks of gestationnal age (GA) are concerned by these guidelines of the French Society of Neonatology and the French Society of Pediatrics. Only newborns at risk of Early-Onset Neonatal Bacterial Infection who are clinically symptomatic have to be treated with probabilistic antibiotherapy treatment. The antibiotic combination of choice is amoxicillin + gentamicin. The two exceptions that justify dual therapy with Cefotaxime and Gentamicin are the bacteriological documentation of Escherichia coli and/or the presence of clinical signs of severity...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433310/quantifying-the-average-number-of-nucleic-acid-therapeutics-per-nanocarrier-by-single-particle-tracking-microscopy
#20
Elisa Zagato, Lotte Vermeulen, Heleen Dewitte, Griet Van Imschoot, Roosmarijn E Vandenbroucke, Jo Demeester, Stefaan C De Schmedt, Kristiaan Neyts, Katrien Remaut, Kevin Braeckmans
Nucleic acid biopharmaceuticals are being investigated as potential therapeutics. They need to be incorporated into a bio-compatible carrier so as to overcome several biological barriers. Rational development of suitable nanocarriers requires high quality characterization techniques. While size, concentration and stability can be very well measured these days, even in complex biological fluids, a method to accurately quantify the number of nucleic acid therapeutics encapsulated in nanocarriers is still missing...
February 12, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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