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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810649/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-sufentanil-on-preventing-emergence-agitation-in-children-receiving-sevoflurane-anesthesia-for-cleft-palate-repair-surgery
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Ke Luo, Jun-Mei Xu, Lin Cao, Ju Gao
The aim of the present study was to observe whether dexmedetomidine (DEX) combined with sufentanil decreased emergence agitation (EA) in children receiving sevoflurane anesthesia for cleft palate repair surgery. Children undergoing elective cleft palate repair surgery were randomly allocated into the DEX + sufentanil group (group DS; n=50) and the normal saline + fentanyl group (group SF; n=50). Patients in group DS were treated with 0.5 µg/kg DEX prior to induction of anesthesia, whereas patients in group SF received an equal volume of normal saline...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810087/multiple-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-an-unusual-cause-of-shortness-of-breath-and-recurrent-strokes
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Kalyan C Potu, Shenjing Li, Shawn C Kelly, Julia A Prescott-Focht, Scott Pham
OBJECTIVE: To discuss an uncommon case of a patient with multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) presenting with dyspnea on exertion and recurrent strokes. BACKGROUND: A 79-year-old woman with recent onset recurrent cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) was referred to cardiology for evaluation of dyspnea on exertion. Clinical examination was unrevealing. METHODS: A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) with agitated saline was suggestive of an extra-cardiac shunt...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808477/effect-of-lamotrigine-in-the-treatment-of-bipolar-depression-with-psychotic-features-a-case-report
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Tomoko Kajiya, Hiroko Sugawara, Yusuke Kajio, Satoru Morieda, Hibiki Tanaka, Tadashi Jono, Noboru Fujise, Mamoru Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Major depressive episodes with psychotic features are more common in bipolar disorder than in major depressive disorder; however, there is little information on the optimal treatment for bipolar depression with psychotic features. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 69-year-old man. At the age of 66, he was admitted to the hospital for the treatment of bipolar depression with psychotic features. He was treated with a combination therapy of antipsychotics and antidepressants during long-term hospitalization...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807691/size-optimization-and-in-vitro-biocompatibility-studies-of-chitosan-nanoparticles
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Thandapani Gomathi, P Supriya Prasad, P N Sudha, Sukumaran Anil
Chitosan (CS), an amino polysaccharide has fascinating scientific applications due to its many flexible properties. The advantages of Chitosan tend to increase when it was modified. Thus, in the present research work, to improve the properties of chitosan, it was converted into chitosan nanoparticles (CS-NPs) through the ionic gelation method using sodium tripoyphosphate (TPP) and sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) as a crosslinker. The size optimization was done by varying the parameters such as crosslinker concentration, agitation method and rate, agitation time, temperature and drying method...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807142/efficacy-of-lurasidone-in-the-treatment-of-agitation-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-five-short-term-studies-in-acutely-ill-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Michael H Allen, Leslie Citrome, Andrei Pikalov, Jay Hsu, Antony Loebel
OBJECTIVE: This post hoc analysis evaluated the effect of lurasidone on agitation in acutely ill patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: Patient-level data were pooled from five 6-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of fixed-dose, once-daily, oral lurasidone (40, 80, 120, or 160 mg/d). Agitation was assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale-Excited Component (PANSS-EC) score, utilizing a mixed model for repeated measurement analysis...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803126/fed-batch-production-of-vanillin-by-bacillus-aryabhattai-ba03
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Alicia Paz, David Outeiriño, Ricardo Pinheiro de Souza Oliveira, José Manuel Domínguez
Bacillus aryabhattai BA03, a strain isolated in our laboratory, has interesting properties related to the production of natural aromas and flavors. Specifically, we have found that it was able to produce vanillin from ferulic acid (FA). Furthermore, this strain produces high amounts of 4-vinylguaiacol in only 14h, this being the only intermediate metabolite observed in the process. FA is an inexpensive feedstock for the production of natural value-added compounds when extracted from lignocellulosic wastes. In this study, we optimized the operational conditions (temperature, pH and agitation), medium composition and bioconversion technology (batch or fed-batch) to produce vanillin...
August 9, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800982/pain-measurement-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-the-behavioral-pain-scale-bps-and-the-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-cpot
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Saskia Rijkenberg, Willemke Stilma, Robert J Bosman, Nardo J van der Meer, Peter H J van der Voort
OBJECTIVES: The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) and Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) are behavioral pain assessment tools for sedated and unconscious critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to compare the reliability, internal consistency, and discriminant validation of the BPS and the CPOT simultaneously in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: A 20-bed closed-format intensive care unit with mixed medical, surgical, and cardiac surgery patients in a teaching hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800811/violence-in-the-emergency-department-a-global-problem
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REVIEW
Allison Tadros, Christopher Kiefer
Violence against health care workers is an unfortunately common event. Because of several inherent factors, emergency departments are particularly vulnerable. Once an incident occurs, it often goes unreported and leads to both physical and mental trauma. Health care workers should learn to recognize the cues that patients are escalating toward violence and be familiar with various options for sedating agitated patients. If sedation is not successful, physical restraint may become necessary. There are measures that can be taken that may help minimize the likelihood of violence toward health care workers...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800802/special-considerations-in-the-pediatric-psychiatric-population
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REVIEW
Genevieve Santillanes, Ruth S Gerson
Youth with psychiatric and behavioral complaints commonly present to emergency departments (EDs), which often lack dedicated mental health staff. This article addresses techniques EDs can use to better care for children in need of psychiatric assessment and medical clearance, specifically addressing the evaluation of youth with suicidal ideation and coexisting medical and psychiatric needs. The evaluation and management of youth with agitation and aggression are also discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of systems changes needed to truly improve emergency care for psychiatrically ill youth...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800801/behavioral-emergencies-special-considerations-in-the-geriatric-psychiatric-patient
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REVIEW
Awais Aftab, Asim A Shah
This article reviews psychiatric considerations and common psychiatric emergencies in the elderly. The elderly are vulnerable to medication side-effects because of pharmacokinetic changes from aging, and require lower doses and slower titration. They are a high-risk group for suicide, with more serious intent, fewer warning signs, and more lethality. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of delirium in emergency settings is essential, given association with worse outcomes when undiagnosed. Pharmacologic options with demonstrable efficacy for agitation in dementia are limited to antipsychotics, which are, however, associated with an increased risk of mortality; behavioral interventions are universally recommended as first-line measures...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800800/behavioral-emergencies-special-considerations-in-the-pregnant-patient
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REVIEW
Awais Aftab, Asim A Shah
This article describes psychiatric emergencies in pregnant women. The perinatal period is a time of psychiatric vulnerability. Up to 1 in 6 pregnant women experience major depressive disorder, and 1 in 4 pregnant women with bipolar disorder experience mood exacerbation. We discuss the management of severe mental illness in pregnancy, risk to mother and child of untreated psychiatric illness in pregnancy, risk of relapse of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy with medication discontinuation, psychopharmacologic considerations of teratogenicity and other fetal adverse effects, acute agitation in the pregnant patient, suicidality in pregnancy, and emergency considerations related to substance use disorders...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800797/a-modern-day-fight-club-the-stabilization-and-management-of-acutely-agitated-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Andrew New, Veronica Theresa Tucci, Juan Rios
This article is an overview of the treatment and management of acutely agitated patients as they present in the emergency department or emergency psychiatric facility. This article focuses on how a patient encounter may unfold and what issues need to be considered along the way. Verbal de-escalation is emphasized as a standard of care, including the offering of environmental changes and medications when indicated. Approved medications are reviewed as well as the proper use of restraints.
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799143/adsorption-studies-on-the-removal-of-cod-and-bod-from-treated-sewage-using-activated-carbon-prepared-from-date-palm-waste
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Abd ElAziz A Nayl, Reda A Elkhashab, Tamer El Malah, Sobhy M Yakout, Mohamed A El-Khateeb, Mahmoud M S Ali, Hazim M Ali
In this work, the adsorption of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) from treated sewage with low-cost activated carbon prepared from date palm shell waste by chemical activation method was studied. Different parameters affecting the adsorption process such as carbon dose, pH, contact time, agitation rate, and temperature were studied. Adsorption equilibrium was attained after 150 min at pH 6.0 with agitation rate of 400 rpm at 25 °C. The results showed that COD removal percentage of 95...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796342/elucidation-of-insulin-assembly-at-acidic-and-neutral-ph-characterization-of-low-molecular-weight-oligomers
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Matthew T Mawhinney, Thomas L Williams, James L Hart, Mitra L Taheri, Brigita Urbanc
Deficiency in insulin secretion and function that characterize type 2 diabetes often requires administration of extraneous insulin, leading to injection-site amyloidosis. Insulin aggregation at neutral pH is not well understood. Although oligomer formation is believed to play an important role, insulin oligomers have not been fully characterized yet. Here, we elucidate similarities and differences between in vitro insulin aggregation at acidic and neutral pH for a range of insulin concentrations (2.5-100 μM) by using kinetic thioflavin T fluorescence, circular dichroism, atomic force and electron microscopy imaging...
August 10, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796120/synthetic-cannabis-analogues-and-suicidal-behavior-case-report
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Pedro Miguel Dos Santos Oliveira, Ana Sofia Félix Morais, Nuno Gonçalo Gomes Fernandes Madeira
INTRODUCTION: Despite growing legal control, a wide range of synthetic cannabis analogues is currently used for recreational purposes, notwithstanding their well adverse outcomes, which appear to be more frequent and more serious than those associated with cannabis use. We present the case report of a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, who attempted suicide by serious bodily harm after a single use of "Shiva Ultra Strong," a compound of several synthetic cannabis analogues. CASE SUMMARY: A 32-year-old male patient with paranoid schizophrenia was brought to the emergency department presenting with a severe self-inflicted wound to the neck which lacerated the right jugular vein and ipsilateral airway, and narrowly missed the carotid bifurcation...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795386/dementia-caregiver-burden-a-research-update-and-critical-analysis
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REVIEW
Sheung-Tak Cheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an updated review of the determinants of caregiver burden and depression, with a focus on care demands and especially the differential effects of various neuropsychiatric symptoms or symptom clusters. Moreover, studies on caregivers for frontotemporal and Lewy body dementias were referred to in order to identify differences and similarities with the mainstream literature based largely on Alzheimer caregivers. RECENT FINDINGS: As a group, neuropsychiatric symptoms are most predictive of caregiver burden and depression regardless of dementia diagnosis, but the effects appear to be driven primarily by disruptive behaviors (e...
August 10, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794896/prevalence-of-and-associations-with-agitation-in-residents-with-dementia-living-in-care-homes-marque-cross-sectional-study
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Gill Livingston, Julie Barber, Louise Marston, Penny Rapaport, Deborah Livingston, Sian Cousins, Sarah Robertson, Francesca La Frenais, Claudia Cooper
BACKGROUND: Agitation is reportedly the most common neuropsychiatric symptom in care home residents with dementia. AIMS: To report, in a large care home survey, prevalence and determinants of agitation in residents with dementia. METHOD: We interviewed staff from 86 care homes between 13 January 2014 and 12 November 2015 about residents with dementia with respect to agitation (Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI)), quality of life (DEMQOL-proxy) and dementia severity (Clinical Dementia Rating)...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791888/removal-of-organics-by-combined-process-of-coagulation-chlorination-ultrafiltration-optimization-of-overall-operation-parameters
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Gongduan Fan, Zhaoyue Su, Rujing Lin, Zhuwu Jiang, Renxing Xu, Shumin Wang
In order to gain the run parameters of the combined process of coagulation/in situ chlorination/ultrafiltration (UF) so that the system can remove as much organic contaminants as possible without serious membrane fouling, the impacts of operation conditions in coagulation and pre-chlorination unit on organics removal and membrane fouling rate were investigated in a pilot-scale test. The characteristics of organics in UF influent were examined by using the method of excitation emission matrix spectroscopy (EEMs) to find out fouling behavior of different natural organic matter (NOM) compositions to UF membrane...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791744/assessment-of-the-imprinting-efficiency-of-an-imide-with-a-stoichiometric-pyridine-based-functional-monomer-in-precipitation-polymerisation
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K Fremielle Lim, Andrew J Hall, Stefania Lettieri, Clovia I Holdsworth
The efficiency of the stoichiometric non-covalent imprinting of the imide 2,3,5-tri-O-acetyluridine (TAU) with 2,6-bis(acrylamido)pyridine (BAAPy) as functional monomer due to their strong donor-acceptor-donor/acceptor-donor-acceptor (DAD/ADA) hydrogen bond array interaction has been evaluated by bulk imprinting. This study is the first to investigate the imprinting and template rebinding efficiencies of the TAU/BAAPy molecularly imprinted polymeric (MIP) system prepared by precipitation polymerisation. We found that the stoichiometric 1:1 T:FM ratio has not been maintained in precipitation polymerisation and an optimal TAU:BAAPy ratio of 1:2...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790827/the-effects-of-memantine-on-behavioral-disturbances-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
#20
Taro Kishi, Shinji Matsunaga, Nakao Iwata
BACKGROUND: Memantine is effective in the treatment of behavioral disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease. It has not yet been fully determined which behavioral disturbances respond best to memantine. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of memantine vs control (placebo or usual care) for the treatment of individual behavioral disturbances (delusion, hallucination, agitation/aggression, dysphoria, anxiety/phobia, euphoria, apathy, disinhibition, irritability/lability, aberrant motor activity/activity disturbances, nighttime disturbance/diurnal rhythm disturbances, and eating disturbances)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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