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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096226/disseminated-adenovirus-infection-causing-severe-ards
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Steven J Campbell, Jessica A Kynyk, John A Davis
A previously healthy young man with a rare genetic condition presented with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia with septic shock. He did not improve with conventional therapy for his known causal organism thus prompting further workup. He was found to be profoundly immunosuppressed raising our suspicion for atypical organisms. A bronchoalveolar lavage sample was positive via PCR for adenovirus which we suspect exacerbated a pre-existing bacterial pneumonia and led to a severe and non-responsive respiratory failure...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074818/cannulation-strategies-in-adult-veno-arterial-and-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-techniques-limitations-and-special-considerations
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Arun L Jayaraman, Daniel Cormican, Pranav Shah, Harish Ramakrishna
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) refers to specific mechanical devices used to temporarily support the failing heart and/or lung. Technological advances as well as growing collective knowledge and experience have resulted in increased ECMO use and improved outcomes. Veno-arterial (VA) ECMO is used in selected patients with various etiologies of cardiogenic shock and entails either central or peripheral cannulation. Central cannulation is frequently used in postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock and is associated with improved venous drainage and reduced concern for upper body hypoxemia as compared to peripheral cannulation...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067630/novel-swine-model-of-ricin-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Shahaf Katalan, Reut Falach, Amir Rosner, Michael Goldvaser, Tal Brosh-Nissimov, Ayana Dvir, Avi Mizrachi, Orr Goren, Barak Cohen, Yoav Gal, Anita Sapoznikov, Sharon Ehrlich, Tamar Sabo, Chanoch Kronman
Pulmonary exposure to the plant toxin ricin, leads to respiratory insufficiency and death. To date, in-depth study of the functional disorders ensuing pulmonary intoxication, a prerequisite for establishing a clinically-relevant therapeutic protocol, is hampered by the lack of an appropriate animal model. To this end, we set up the pig, as a large animal model for the comprehensive study of the multifarious clinical manifestations of pulmonary ricinosis.Here we report for the first time, the monitoring of barometric whole body plethysmography for pulmonary function tests in non-anesthetized ricin-intoxicated pigs...
January 6, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054897/thrombosis-of-the-right-internal-jugular-vein-is-not-a-contraindication-to-ambulatory-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-a-bicaval-dual-lumen-single-cannula-system
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Anthony Kronfli, Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Jose P Garcia, Si M Pham, Pablo G Sanchez, Zachary N Kon
BACKGROUND: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is an ever-emerging method of managing respiratory failure in patients who are refractory to conventional mechanical ventilatory support. An increasingly common method of cannulation involves placement of a bicaval dual-lumen, single cannula via the right internal jugular (IJ) vein. Thrombus in this vein has been considered a contraindication for cannula placement. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old Hispanic male presented with bleomycin-induced respiratory failure resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
14, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017465/refractory-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-from-metal-fume-inhalation-emergency-department-procedure
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Hong Joon Ahn, Jun Wan Lee, Seung Ryu, Yong Chul Cho, Won Joon Jeong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998223/phase-i-phase-ii-study-of-blinatumomab-in-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Arend von Stackelberg, Franco Locatelli, Gerhard Zugmaier, Rupert Handgretinger, Tanya M Trippett, Carmelo Rizzari, Peter Bader, Maureen M O'Brien, Benoît Brethon, Deepa Bhojwani, Paul Gerhardt Schlegel, Arndt Borkhardt, Susan R Rheingold, Todd Michael Cooper, Christian M Zwaan, Phillip Barnette, Chiara Messina, Gérard Michel, Steven G DuBois, Kuolung Hu, Min Zhu, James A Whitlock, Lia Gore
Purpose Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engager antibody construct targeting CD19 on B-cell lymphoblasts. We evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, recommended dosage, and potential for efficacy of blinatumomab in children with relapsed/refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). Methods This open-label study enrolled children < 18 years old with relapsed/refractory BCP-ALL in a phase I dosage-escalation part and a phase II part, using 6-week treatment cycles. Primary end points were maximum-tolerated dosage (phase I) and complete remission rate within the first two cycles (phase II)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931091/evaluation-of-altered-drug-pharmacokinetics-in-critically-ill-adults-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#8
Michael A Ha, Adam C Sieg
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-support modality used in patients with refractory cardiac and/or respiratory failure. A significant resurgence in the use ECMO has been seen in recent years due to substantial improvements in technology and survival benefit. With expanding ECMO use, a better understanding of how ECMO affects drug pharmacokinetics (PK) is necessary. The vast majority of PK studies in patients receiving ECMO have been conducted within neonatal or pediatric populations or within a controlled environment (e...
December 8, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898438/rescue-therapies-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-what-to-try-first
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Onnen Moerer, Tommaso Tonetti, Michael Quintel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe respiratory failure due to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) might require rescue therapy measures beyond even extended standard care to ensure adequate oxygenation and survival. This review provides a summary and assessment of treatment options that can be beneficial when the standard approach fails. RECENT FINDINGS: 'Life-threatening' conditions or refractory hypoxemia during mechanical ventilation are more a matter of personal rating than an objective diagnosis based on defined and/or unanimously agreed thresholds that would mandate the use of rescue therapies...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875409/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-beyond-rescue-therapy-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alain Combes, Nicolas Bréchot, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Matthieu Schmidt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes the results of past and more recent series on venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) and discusses its potential indications beyond the rescue of patients with lung failure refractory to conventional mechanical ventilation. RECENT FINDINGS: Successful VV-ECMO treatment in patients with extremely severe influenza A(H1N1)-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and positive results of the CESAR trial have led to an exponential use of the technology in recent years...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854085/co-cccurrence-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-and-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-in-an-elderly-woman
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Yu-Kai Lin, Fu-Chi Yang, Feng-Cheng Liu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Yueh-Feng Sung
PURPOSE: Co-occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other autoimmune diseases is rare. We present the case of a patient with co-occurrence of GBS and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure. Nerve conduction studies and cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis of GBS of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy subtype. The initial unresponsiveness to plasma exchange therapy raised the suspicion of other potential diseases...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853493/implantability-complications-and-follow-up-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-stent-shunt-creation-with-the-6f-self-expanding-sinus-superflex-visual-stent
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Daniel Spira, Jakub Wiskirchen, Ulrich Lauer, Dominik Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Benjamin Wiesinger
BACKGROUND: The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPSS) builds a shortcut between the portal vein and a liver vein, and represents a sophisticated alternative to open surgery in the management of portal hypertension or its complications. OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical experiences with a low-profile nitinol stent system in TIPSS creation, and to assess primary and long-term success. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients (5 females, 21 males; mean age 54...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842746/managing-respiratory-failure-in-obstructive-lung-disease
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Stephen P Bergin, Craig R Rackley
Exacerbations of obstructive lung disease are common causes of acute respiratory failure. Short-acting bronchodilators and systemic glucocorticoids are the foundation of pharmacologic management. For patients requiring ventilator support, use of noninvasive ventilation reduces the risk of mortality and progression to invasive mechanical ventilation. Challenges associated with invasive ventilation include ventilator dyssynchrony, air trapping, and dynamic hyperinflation. Careful monitoring and adjustment of ventilatory support parameters helps to optimize the patient-ventilator interaction and minimizes the risk of associated morbidity...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823892/practical-considerations-in-sepsis-resuscitation
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Katharine L Modisett, Christian J Woods
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a common condition managed in the emergency department, and the majority of patients respond to resuscitation measures, including antibiotics and i.v. fluids. However, a proportion of patients will fail to respond to standard treatment. OBJECTIVE: This review elucidates practical considerations for management of sepsis in patients who fail to respond to standard treatment. DISCUSSION: Early goal-directed therapy revolutionized sepsis management...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798538/compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-group-a-streptococcus-infection-in-the-presence-of-a-congenital-hemangioma
#15
Sharon L Kracoff
OBJECTIVES: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome is frequently difficult to diagnose but this is especially troublesome in infants. Pain is the most sensitive sign and is characteristically severe and refractory to routine analgesia. Failure to diagnose and treat can lead to disability, multiorgan failure, and death. Surgical intervention is crucial and includes emergent fasciotomy, debridement, nerve decompression, and later skin grafting. Streptococcal myositis causing compartment syndrome is more likely in the immunocompromised patient...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792078/extracorporeal-lung-support
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Michael Salna, Matthew Bacchetta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The applications for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for lung support are constantly evolving. This review highlights fundamental concepts in extracorporeal lung support and describes directions for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the 1950s, extracorporeal lung support has experienced continuous advancements in circuit design and safety in acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, as a bridge to transplantation, intraoperative cardiopulmonary support, and for transportation to referral centers...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782908/optimization-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-a-31-year-old-morbidly-obese-man-with-refractory-hypoxemia
#17
Changsheng Zhang, Massimiliano Pirrone, David A E Imber, Jeanne B Ackman, Jacopo Fumagalli, Robert M Kacmarek, Lorenzo Berra
Morbidly obese, critically ill patients are prone to develop hypoxemic respiratory failure and ventilator dependency. The best method for recruiting the lungs of these patients and keeping alveoli open without causing injury remains unclear. We present the case of a 31-year-old patient with severe refractory hypoxemia reversed by lung recruitment maneuvers and subsequent application of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) at a level determined by a decremental PEEP trial. The patient was extubated at a high PEEP level of 22 cm H2O followed by noninvasive ventilatory support after extubation...
January 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766929/pulmonary-sarcoidosis-an-update
#18
Vidya Ramachandraiah, Wilbert Aronow, Dipak Chandy
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas, the exact etiology of which is yet to be determined. Pulmonary involvement occurs in the majority of patients and its severity ranges from asymptomatic involvement of mediastinal lymph nodes to progressive pulmonary fibrosis and chronic respiratory failure that is insensitive to treatment. Diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis requires a compatible clinical picture supported by radiologic and pathologic data. A recent development in establishing the diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis is endobronchial ultrasound that increases the yield of transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar and/or mediastinal lymph nodes...
January 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766409/laser-tracheobronchoplasty-a-novel-technique-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-tracheobronchomalacia
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Paul Castellanos, Manjunath Mk, Ihab Atallah
The management of tracheobronchomalacia is a very challenging problem with few treatment options. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of a novel surgical treatment for membranous tracheobronchomalacia. A consecutive series of patients with tracheobronchomalacia were treated with two to three holmium laser scarring surgeries of the hyperdynamic tracheal and bronchial walls for the purpose of stiffening them through fibrosis. Patients filled out a Dyspnea Index questionnaire before and after treatment. Ten patients were treated for their tracheobronchomalacia with a mean age of 54 years...
October 20, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750484/phenelzine-protects-brain-mitochondrial-function-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-following-traumatic-brain-injury-by-scavenging-the-reactive-carbonyls-4-hydroxynonenal-and-acrolein-leading-to-cortical-histological-neuroprotection
#20
John E Cebak, Indrapal N Singh, Rachel L Hill, Juan A Wang, Edward D Hall
Lipid peroxidation (LP) is a key contributor to the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traditional antioxidant therapies are intended to scavenge the free radicals responsible for either initiation or propagation of LP. A more recently explored approach involves scavenging the terminal LP breakdown products that are highly reactive and neurotoxic carbonyl compounds, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) and acrolein (ACR), to prevent their covalent modification and rendering of cellular proteins nonfunctional leading to loss of ionic homeostasis, mitochondrial failure, and subsequent neuronal death...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
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