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Neeraj Jain, Rajendra V Phadke, Gaurav Chauhan, S P Ambesh
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March 2018: Neurology India
Jonathan V Martin, David M Liberati, Lawrence N Diebel
BACKGROUND: Hypernatremia is a common problem affecting critically ill patients, whether due to underlying pathology or the subsequent result of hypertonic fluid resuscitation. Numerous studies have been published suggesting that hypernatremia may adversely affect the vascular endothelial glycocalyx. Our study aimed to evaluate if high sodium concentration would impair the endothelial and glycocalyx barrier function and if stress conditions that simulate the shock microenvironment would exacerbate any observed adverse effects of hypernatremia...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Gianluca Vergine, Elena Fabbri, Annalisa Pedini, Silvana Tedeschi, Niccolò Borsa
Bartter syndrome (BS) type 1 (OMIM #601678) is a hereditary salt-losing renal tubular disorder characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis, polyuria, recurrent vomiting, and growth retardation. It is caused by loss-of-function mutations of the SLC12A1 gene, encoding the furosemide-sensitive Na-K-Cl cotransporter. Recently, a phenotypic variability has been observed in patients with genetically determined BS, including absence of nephrocalcinosis, hypokalemia, and/or metabolic alkalosis in the first year of life as well as persistent metabolic acidosis mimicking distal renal tubular acidosis...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Michitaka Funayama, Taketo Takata, Akihiro Koreki, Satoyuki Ogino, Masaru Mimura
OBJECTIVE: Although catatonia can occur secondary to a general medical condition, catatonia itself has been known to lead to various medical compolications. Although case reports on the association of catatonia with subsequent medical complications have been documented, no comprehensive large-scale study has been performed. To investigate specific medical complications following catatonia, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of specific medical complications of schizophrenia patients with catatonia...
March 8, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
Rui Zhang, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Li-Ying Sun, Lin Wei, Wei Qu
Background: The outcome of pediatric deceased donor liver transplantation (LT) has not been well studied, especially pediatric deceased donor livers used in adult transplantation. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of LT using pediatric deceased donor livers and compare the outcomes between pediatric-to-pediatric LT and pediatric-to-adult LT. Methods: A retrospective review of LT using pediatric deceased donor livers from June 2013 to August 2016 was performed...
March 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Maria-Eleni Roumelioti, Todd S Ing, Helbert Rondon-Berrios, Robert H Glew, Zeid J Khitan, Yijuan Sun, Deepak Malhotra, Dominic S Raj, Emmanuel I Agaba, Glen H Murata, Joseph I Shapiro, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
Osmotic diuresis results from urine loss of large amounts of solutes distributed either in total body water or in the extracellular compartment. Replacement solutions should reflect the volume and monovalent cation (sodium and potassium) content of the fluid lost. Whereas the volume of the solutions used to replace losses that occurred prior to the diagnosis of osmotic diuresis is guided by the clinical picture, the composition of these solutions is predicated on serum sodium concentration and urinary sodium and potassium concentrations at presentation...
March 6, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Karina Miura Costa, Amulya Kumar Saxena
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax occurs due to trauma to lymphatic vessels and can occur after any thoracic procedure. This study reviewed recent literature to evaluate the management and outcomes of surgical chylothorax in neonates. METHODS: PubMed database was searched for articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish from 2000 to 2016. Data were collected for surgery, chylothorax management, complications, mortality and length of hospital stay (LOS). RESULTS: Twenty studies offered 107 neonates: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) (n = 76, 71%), cardiac malformations (n = 25, 23...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Robrecht J H Logjes, Maartje Haasnoot, Petra M A Lemmers, Mike F A Nicolaije, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Aebele B Mink van der Molen, Corstiaan C Breugem
Although Robin sequence (RS) is a well-known phenomenon, it is still associated with considerable morbidity and even mortality. The purposes of this study were to gain greater insight into the mortality rate and identify risk factors associated with mortality in RS. We retrospectively reviewed all RS infants followed at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2016. Outcome measurements were death and causes of death. The authors identified 103 consecutive RS infants with a median follow-up of 8.6 years (range 0...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Ramsis F Ghaly, Armen Haroutunian, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
Background: Altered mental status describes impaired mental functioning ranging from confusion to coma and indicates an illness, either metabolic or structural in nature. Metabolic causes include hypothyroidism, hyperuremia, hypo/hyperglycemia, hypo/hypernatremia, and encephalopathy. The structural causes include tumors, brain hemorrhage, infection, and stroke. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which a patient presented with altered mental status from both metabolic (myxedema coma) and structural diseases (frontal meningioma) with vasogenic edema and midline shift...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Akiko Nakamichi, Kazuki Ocho, Kosuke Oka, Miho Yasuda, Kou Hasegawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Mikako Obika, Kammei Rai, Fumio Otsuka
We herein report a case of central diabetes insipidus complicated with thyroid storm. A middle-aged woman who was receiving treatment for Graves' disease suddenly complained of polydipsia, polyuria and general fatigue. Laboratory tests showed hyperthyroidism, hypernatremia, hypoosmolar urine and a decreased plasma vasopressin level. The occurrence of central diabetes insipidus with hyperthyroidism was revealed on the basis of pituitary magnetic resonance imaging, a water deprivation test and a desmopressin test...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
Magdalena A Zabielska, Jan Adamus, Robert Kowalski, Jerzy Gebicki, Ewa M Slominska, Zain Khapley, Ryszard T Smolenski
BACKGROUND: Pyruvate improves contractility of normal, hypoxic, and post-ischemic myocardium. However, sodium overload is a major problem with its therapeutic application if sodium pyruvate is used. Development of alternative forms such as N-1-methylnicotinamide (MNA) pyruvate may help to overcome this problem. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of MNA pyruvate in a murine model of cardiac ischemia. METHODS: Seven month old male ApoE-/- LDLr-/- mice that develop myocardial infarction when exposed to hypoxic stress, were used in this study...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Halinder S Mangat
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a major cause of mortality and disability. Post-traumatic intracranial hypertension (ICH) further complicates the care of patients. Hyperosmolar agents are recommended for the treatment of ICH, but no consensus or high-level data exist on the use of any particular agent or the route of administration. The two agents used commonly are hypertonic saline (HTS) and mannitol given as bolus therapy. Smaller studies suggest that HTS may be a superior agent in reducing the ICH burden, but neither agent has been shown to improve mortality or functional outcome...
February 20, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Julie Refardt, Mirjam Christ-Crain
Diabetes insipidus, characterized by polyuria and polydipsia, is a rare disease during pregnancy. Nevertheless, its recognition is important to avoid complications due to dehydration and hypernatremia. Its manifestation during pregnancy ranges from exacerbation of pre-existing central or nephrogenic diabetes insipidus to transient pregnancy-induced diabetes insipidus due to the increased metabolism of the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin by the placental vasopressinase. Diagnosis can be challenging, as urinary frequency is common during pregnancy and primary polydipsia also needs to be excluded...
February 19, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
Adewale Adewuyi, Chiagoziem A Otuechere, Olusegun L Adebayo, Chibuzo Anazodo, Fabiano V Pereira
Nanocellulose is currently gaining attention due to its unique properties. This attention includes its application as building blocks for developing novel functional materials, plant drug and also in drug delivery systems. However, its safety remains largely untested or less understood. Thus, sulphonated nanocellulose (KSS) was prepared from cellulose (KSC) isolated from Khaya senegalensis seed (KS). KS, KSC and KSS were characterized using Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), particle size distribution (PSD), zeta potential and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Ângelo Luís, Fernanda Domingues, Luísa Pereira
BACKGROUND: Licorice, also known as liquorice, refers to the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra L., a product widely available in the market in the form of licorice flavonoid oil (LFO), which is a concentrate of licorice flavonoids, being a dietary ingredient for functional foods with potential benefits for overweight subjects. PURPOSE: To summarize the results of the numerous clinical trials, and to clarify the metabolic changes after licorice consumption, through a systematic review with meta-analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis (TSA) of clinical trials...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Smita Nair, Amitabh Singh, Mamta Jajoo
This retrospective observational study aimed to find the clinical profile of hypernatremic dehydration in neonates. 49 neonates (3.4% of the total admitted newborns) developed hypernatremic dehydration. The major presenting complaints were fever (34.6%), poor feeding (42.8%), loose stools (40.8%) and lethargy (26.5%). The time needed for correction of hypernatremia was 38.6 (±15.1) hours. Exclusively breastfed neonates had lesser complication rates of hypernatremic dehydration.
February 9, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
Jian Liang Tan, Sudzilla Nordin, Alwi Muhd Besari
Introduction: Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death under the category of infectious diseases, after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) constitutes about 5% of all extrapulmonary disease worldwide. This report describes a case of Tuberculous meningitis with rare presentation in a 28-year-old woman, who was treated based on a collection of her social background, clinical findings and Multiplex PCR of tuberculosis. Case presentation: A 28-year-old Malay woman with no significant medical history presented to HUSM with one month history of on and off fever, two weeks history of generalised limbs weakness and one week history of dysphagia...
October 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
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December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Clara Pañella, Quim Castellví, Xavier Moll, Rita Quesada, Alberto Villanueva, Mar Iglesias, Dolores Naranjo, Patricia Sánchez-Velázquez, Anna Andaluz, Luís Grande, Antoni Ivorra, Fernando Burdío
Background: Spread hepatic tumours are not suitable for treatment either by surgery or conventional ablation methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of selectively increasing the healthy hepatic conductivity by the hypersaline infusion (HI) through the portal vein. We hypothesize this will allow simultaneous safe treatment of all nodules by irreversible electroporation (IRE) when applied in a transhepatic fashion. Material and methods: Sprague Dawley (Group A, n = 10) and Athymic rats with implanted hepatic tumour (Group B, n = 8) were employed...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
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