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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724277/suicide-by-fire-extinguisher-powder-ingestion-a-case-report
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Hamid Mohammadi Kojidi, Morteza Rahbar Taramsari, Alireza Badsar, Mirsaeed Attarchi
A 51-year-old man committed suicide by swallowing the contents of a fire extinguisher. A few hours after his suicide attempt, he was referred to the medical center for poisoning. At the time of admission, the patient was conscious with stable vital signs. The patient complained of burning lips and mouth, mentioning diarrhea. Initial treatments included gastric lavage with activated charcoal, while paraclinical measures were requested. The patient had undergone hypernatremia (Na: 152 mEq/l) and metabolic alkalosis...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697950/sodium-levels-on-admission-are-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-hospitalized-patients
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Amit Akirov, Talia Diker-Cohen, Tali Steinmetz, Oren Amitai, Ilan Shimon
AIMS: Abnormal sodium values are common among hospitalized patients. We aimed to investigate the association of admission sodium values and mortality. METHODS: Historical prospectively data of adult patients hospitalized to medical wards between January 2011 and December 2013. Admission sodium values were classified to five categories: severe hyponatremia (<125mEq/L), mild hyponatremia (125-135mEq/L), normal sodium values (135-145mEq/L), mild hypernatremia (145-150mEq/L) and severe hypernatremia (>150mEq/L)...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690939/central-diabetes-insipidus-and-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-state-following-accidental-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Zain Ul Abideen, Syed Nayer Mahmud, Amna Rasheed, Yusaf Farooq Qasim, Furqan Ali
Carbon monoxide poisoning is common and carries significant morbidity and mortality. The nervous system, particularly the brain, is frequently affected by it, owing to its high metabolic activity and oxygen requirements. Carbon monoxide damages the nervous system by both hypoxic and inflammatory mechanisms. Central diabetes insipidus is an extremely rare complication of carbon monoxide poisoning. Herein, we report the case of a young lady, who developed this complication and severe hypernatremia after accidental carbon monoxide poisoning...
June 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690897/a-case-of-multiple-myeloma-presenting-with-diabetes-insipidus
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Rudrajit Paul, Aditya V Ruia, Asim Saha, Jayati Mondal, T J Sau, Indranil Thakur, Kunal Haldar
Multiple myeloma (MM) can present with involvement of the central nervous system in the form of nerve palsy, plasma cell masses or, rarely, with endocrinological effects due to involvement of the pituitary gland. Usually, in such cases, the disease has a rapid progression and poor prognosis. We report a 52-year-old man who was admitted to the Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata, India, in 2016 with a prolonged low-grade fever and hypernatremia. Shortly afterwards, the patient began to complain of increased urinary frequency and drowsiness...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669048/severity-of-community-acquired-hypernatremia-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-a-matter-of-water-balance-and-rate-of-correction
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Aderville Cabassi, Stefano Tedeschi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665367/-algorithms-of-the-correction-of-fluid-and-electrolyte-disorders-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-stroke
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V I Ershov, A N Chirkov
AIM: To develop a practical algorithm for the correction of sodium levels and osmolality of blood plasma during the acute period of severe ischemic stroke (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients with cardioembolic or atherothrombotic stroke, aged from 30 to 80 years, hospitalized in the first 12 h after symptom emergence, were examined. Neurological deficit was assessed with the NIHSS. The monitoring of blood plasma sodium level and osmolality of blood plasma in the 1st and 5th day after stroke as well as of blood circulation volume was performed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644412/a-systematic-review-of-fatalities-related-to-acute-ingestion-of-salt-a-need-for-warning-labels
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Norm R C Campbell, Emma J Train
There are sporadic cases of fatalities from acutely eating salt. Yet, on social media, there are "challenges to" and examples of children and some adults acutely eating salt, and recently a charity advocated eating small amounts of salt to empathize with Syrian refugees. We performed a systematic review of fatalities from ingesting salt to assess if relatively moderate doses of salt could be fatal. In 27 reports, there were 35 fatalities documented (19 in adults and 16 in children). The lethal dose was estimated to be less than 10 g of sodium (<5 teaspoons of salt) in two children, and less than 25 g sodium in four adults (<4 tablespoons of salt)...
June 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610740/toxicity-and-biodistribution-of-orally-administered-casein-nanoparticles
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Ana Gloria Gil, Juan Manuel Irache, Iván Peñuelas, Carlos Javier González Navarro, Adela López de Cerain
In the last years, casein nanoparticles have been proposed as carriers for the oral delivery of biologically active compounds. However, till now, no information about their possible specific hazards in vivo was available. The aim of this work was to assess the safety of casein nanoparticles when administered orally to animals through a 90 days dose-repeated toxicity study (OECD guideline 408), that was performed in Wistar rats under GLP conditions. After 90 days, no evidences of significant alterations in animals treated daily with 50, 150 or 500 mg/kg bw of nanoparticles were found...
June 10, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585673/can-hypo-hypernatremic-conditions-be-a-factor-for-na-ion-channel-kinetics-model-study
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Murat Ayaz, Hakan Karabagli, Sirma Basak Yanardag
AIM: Dysnatremic cases are frequently faced in clinical practice and the macroscopic effects of it and its consequences are well known, but microscopic effects of it are not well defined, this research tries to reveal the effects of dysnatremia at the cellular level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: By using an action potential simulation, the effects of the extracellular sodium concentration on the sodium ion channel kinetics are studied. The experimental sets are chosen to mimic hypo/hypernatremic conditions and in both cases degree of the severity is varied...
April 21, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557733/a-9-day-old-with-weight-loss-and-diarrhea
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Prabi Rajbhandari, Chetan Mandelia, Halima S Janjua, Praveen Kumar Conjeevaram Selvakumar, Sangeeta Krishna
A 9-day-old infant girl presented with diarrhea and weight loss of 19% since birth. She was born via spontaneous vaginal delivery at 39 weeks' gestation to a mother positive for group B Streptococcus who received adequate intrapartum prophylaxis. The infant was formula-fed every 2 to 3 hours with no reported issues with feeding or swallowing. The infant had nonmucoid watery stools ∼5 to 15 times per day. Her family history was significant for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in several of her family members. Her initial vital signs and physical examination were normal...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556628/tris-base-buffer-a-promising-new-inhibitor-for-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
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Arig Ibrahim-Hashim, Dominique Abrahams, Pedro M Enriquez-Navas, Kim Luddy, Robert A Gatenby, Robert J Gillies
Neutralizing tumor external acidity with oral buffers has proven effective for the prevention and inhibition of metastasis in several cancer mouse models. Solid tumors are highly acidic as a result of high glycolysis combined with an inadequate blood supply. Our prior work has shown that sodium bicarbonate, imidazole, and free-base (but not protonated) lysine are effective in reducing tumor progression and metastasis. However, a concern in translating these results to clinic has been the presence of counter ions and their potential undesirable side effects (e...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553778/pulmonary-hypertension-and-right-heart-failure-due-to-severe-hypernatremic-dehydration
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Saurabh Chiwane, Tageldin M Ahmed, Christian P Bauerfeld, Monika Chauhan
INTRODUCTION: Neonates are at risk of developing hypernatremic dehydration and its associated complications, such as stroke, dural sinus thrombosis and renal vein thrombosis. Pulmonary hypertension has not been described as a complication of hypernatremia. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a seven-day-old neonate with severe hypernatremic dehydration who went on to develop pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure needing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
July 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553553/use-of-chlorothiazide-in-the-management-of-central-diabetes-insipidus-in-early-infancy
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Manish Raisingani, Resmy Palliyil Gopi, Bina Shah
Management of central diabetes insipidus in infancy is challenging. The various forms of desmopressin, oral, subcutaneous, and intranasal, have variability in the duration of action. Infants consume most of their calories as liquids which with desmopressin puts them at risk for hyponatremia and seizures. There are few cases reporting chlorothiazide as a temporizing measure for central diabetes insipidus in infancy. A male infant presented on day of life 30 with holoprosencephaly, cleft lip and palate, and poor weight gain to endocrine clinic...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537512/do-patients-with-a-baseline-clinical-condition-warranting-the-cautious-use-of-parenteral-nutrition-develop-subsequent-metabolic-complications
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Diana M Solomon, James M Hollands, Laura A Siemianowski, Colleen E Smith, Richard J Song, Angela L Bingham
BACKGROUND: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum describes clinical conditions that warrant cautious use of parenteral nutrition (CCWCPN). The Core Curriculum authors acknowledge there is no evidence for specific criteria suggested for the clinical conditions. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a baseline CCWCPN on the development of subsequent metabolic complications in patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN)...
June 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535742/electrolyte-disturbances-in-critically-ill-cancer-patients-an-endocrine-perspective
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Maryam I Khan, R Phillip Dellinger, Steven G Waguespack
Electrolyte disturbances are frequently encountered in critically ill oncology patients. Hyponatremia and hypernatremia as well as hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia are among the most commonly encountered electrolyte abnormalities. In the intensive care unit, management of critical electrolyte disturbances is focused on initial evaluation and immediate treatment plan to prevent severe complications. A PubMed search was performed to identify best available evidence for evaluation and management of dysnatremias, hypocalcemia, and hypercalcemia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528344/dysnatremia-is-an-independent-indicator-of-mortality-in-hospitalized-patients
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Jiachang Hu, Yimei Wang, Xuemei Geng, Rongyi Chen, Pan Zhang, Jing Lin, Jie Teng, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiaoqiang Ding
BACKGROUND Dysnatremia is a risk factor for poor outcomes. We aimed to describe the prevalence and outcomes of various dysnatremia in hospitalized patients. High-risk patients must be identified to improve the prognosis of dysnatremia. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study included all adult patients admitted consecutively to a university hospital between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. RESULTS All 90 889 patients were included in this study. According to the serum sodium levels during hospitalization, the incidence of hyponatremia and hypernatremia was 16...
May 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512417/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-cushing-syndrome-presenting-as-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-nonketotic-syndrome
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Christina E Brzezniak, Nicole Vietor, Patricia E Hogan, Bryan Oronsky, Bennett Thilagar, Carolyn M Ray, Scott Caroen, Michelle Lybeck, Neil Oronsky, Corey A Carter
Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that mainly arise in the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and bronchi. Bronchopulmonary carcinoids have been associated with Cushing syndrome, which results from ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion. We report the case of a 65-year-old man, a colonel in the US Air Force, with metastatic bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors treated on a clinical trial who was hospitalized for complaints of increasing thirst, polydipsia, polyuria, weakness, and visual changes...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498294/target-serum-sodium-levels-during-intensive-care-unit-management-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tomoya Okazaki, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Hajime Shishido, Daisuke Ogawa, Masanobu Okauchi, Atsushi Shindo, Masahiko Kawanishi, Takashi Tamiya, Yasuhiro Kuroda
INTRODUCTION: Dysnatremia commonly occur in the intensive care unit (ICU)- management of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, detailed management strategies have not been provided even by current guidelines. The purposes of this study were to examine the association of abnormal serum sodium levels with unfavorable neurologic outcomes and to identify the target range of serum sodium in patients with SAH. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who were consecutively hospitalized with a confirmed diagnosis of SAH between January 2009 and December 2015...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497085/evaluation-of-water-and-electrolytes-disorders-in-severe-acute-diarrhea-patients-treated-by-who-protocol-in-eight-large-hospitals-in-tehran-a-nephrology-viewpoint
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Alireza Soleimani, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Mohammad Reza Tamadon
Introduction: The most common cause of death from diarrhea is the shock caused by dehydration, electrolytes and acid-base disorders. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate water and electrolytes disorders in diarrhea patients after treating severe acute diarrhea. Patients and Methods: In this study we used a historical cohort and studied patients who were hospitalized due to acute diarrhea and were similarly treated for dehydration and water and electrolyte disorders as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482382/-application-of-improved-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-in-continuous-hemofiltration-in-children
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K Bai, C J Liu, Y Q Fu, F Xu
Objective: To investigate the application of regional citrate anticoagulation with calcium hemofiltration basic solution in continuous hemofiltration in children. Method: The clinical data of 18 patients with citrate anticoagulation in continuous hemofiltration in children, excluding the hepatic failure and septic shock cases, were analyzed retrospectively, from September 2015 to August 2016 in Intensive Care Unit of the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University.The commercial calcium hemofiltration basic solution was used as displacement liquid ...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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