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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040264/comparison-of-pulmonary-vascular-permeability-index-pvpi-and-global-ejection-fraction-gef-derived-from-jugular-and-femoral-indicator-injection-using-the-picco-2-device-a-prospective-observational-study
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Wolfgang Huber, Andrea Gruber, Maximilian Eckmann, Felicia Elkmann, Ines Klein, Tobias Lahmer, Ulrich Mayr, Raphael Schellnegger, Jochen Schneider, Gonzalo Batres-Baires, Lisa Fekecs, Analena Beitz, Helena Berbara, Roland Schmid, Alexander Herner
BACKGROUND: Transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) is used to derive cardiac output CO, global end-diastolic volume GEDV and extravascular lung water EVLW. To facilitate interpretation of these data, several ratios have been developed, including pulmonary vascular permeability index (defined as EVLW/(0.25*GEDV)) and global ejection fraction ((4*stroke volume)/GEDV). PVPI and GEF have been associated to the aetiology of pulmonary oedema and systolic cardiac function, respectively. Several studies demonstrated that the use of femoral venous access results in a marked overestimation of GEDV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040036/septic-thrombosis-of-cavernous-sinus-extended-to-the-ipsilateral-internal-jugular-vein-and-transversal-sinus-with-favorable-outcome-clinical-and-radiological-features-of-a-lemierre-syndrome
#2
Arnaud Martel
An 86-year-old patient was hospitalized for fever and left acute orbital syndrome (red eye with moderate visual impairment, chemosis, ophthalmoplegia without proptosis, or any fundus involvement). CT scan showed superior ophthalmic vein and cavernous sinus enlargement complicating ipsilateral sphenoidal sinusitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the left cavernous sinus thrombosis extended to the ipsilateral jugular vein and transversal sinus (Lemierre syndrome). Intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics and curative anticoagulation were prescribed...
October 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035710/blunted-basal-corticosterone-pulsatility-predicts-post-exposure-susceptibility-to-ptsd-phenotype-in-rats
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Dor Danan, Michael A Matar, Zeev Kaplan, Joseph Zohar, Hagit Cohen
The basal activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is highly dynamic and is characterized by both circadian and ultradian (pulsatile) patterns of hormone secretion. Pulsatility of glucocorticoids has been determined to be critical for optimal transcriptional, neuroendocrine, and behavioral responses. We used an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to assess whether stress-induced impairment of behavioral responses is correlated with aberrant secretion of corticosterone. Serial blood samples were collected manually via the jugular vein cannula during the light-(inactive)-phase in conscious male rats at 20-min intervals for a period of 5h before and 6...
October 7, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033043/in%C3%A2-vivo-lung-perfusion-rehabilitates-sepsis-induced-lung-injury
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Sarah Schubert, Morgan Salmon, Ashish K Sharma, Dustin Money, Mark H Stoler, Victor E Laubach, Curtis G Tribble, Mark E Roeser, Irving L Kron
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is the leading cause of lung injury in adults and can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Using a novel technique of isolated in vivo lung perfusion (IVLP), we hypothesized that normothermic IVLP will improve oxygenation and compliance in a porcine model of sepsis-induced lung injury. METHODS: Mature adult swine (n = 8) were administered lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 50 μg/kg over 2 hours) via the external jugular vein, followed by sternotomy and central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) cannulation (right atrium to ascending aorta)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026586/dilemma-during-ultrasound-guided-internal-jugular-venous-catheterization
#5
Sanjay Dwarakanath, Monica Cheriyan, Annette Rebel
The presence of Internal Jugular Valves can pose a diagnostic and procedural challenge during ultrasound-guided cannulation. After ruling out dissection, thrombus, or ultrasound artifacts, it can still be accessed and successfully cannulated with appropriate precautions including use of Live ultrasound, positioning, use of soft-tipped catheters, and minimizing duration of catheter placement.
October 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025825/comparison-of-the-cerebroprotective-effect-of-inhalation-anaesthesia-and-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Feng Chen, Guangyou Duan, Zhuoxi Wu, Zhiyi Zuo, Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: Neurological dysfunction remains a devastating postoperative complication in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and previous studies have shown that inhalation anaesthesia and total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) may produce different degrees of cerebral protection in these patients. Therefore, we conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to compare the neuroprotective effects of inhalation anaesthesia and TIVA. DESIGN: Searching in PubMed, EMBASE, Science Direct/Elsevier, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Cochrane Library up to August 2016, we selected related randomised controlled trials for this meta-analysis...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021679/a-rare-case-of-a-vertebrojugular-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, Juan Vicenty-Padilla, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado
Vertebrojugular fistulas have been described in the literature associated with blunt or penetrating injury and iatrogenic or spontaneous development. Its presentation may be broad and may include symptoms of radiculopathy, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, tinnitus, and bruit. However, so far, no direct cardiac complications had been reported. Here, we describe a case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a C5 vertebral fracture secondary to a ground-level fall that was initially treated conservatively due to the onset of new severe atrial fibrillation...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019017/leptospirosis-associated-catastrophic-respiratory-failure-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018533/pharmacokinetics-of-marbofloxacin-administered-via-intravenous-regional-limb-perfusion-in-dairy-cows-evaluation-of-two-different-tourniquets
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Gianluca Celani, Serena Maria Rita Tulini, Camilla Montesano, Daniela Zezza, Manuel Sergi, Vincenzo Varasano, Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Dario Compagnone, Michele Amorena, Lucio Petrizzi
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated synovial and systemic plasma pharmacokinetic variables of marbofloxacin after a single intravenous regional limb perfusion (IVRLP) performed using two different tourniquets in clinically healthy, standing, non-sedated dairy cows. The authors hypothesised that the type of tourniquet used for IVRLP would influence the synovial fluid concentration of marbofloxacin in the perfused distal limb. DESIGN: The study had a randomised parallel-group design...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018016/successful-treatment-of-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-purulent-myopericarditis
#10
Henry DeYoung, Adam Bloom, Sally Tamayo
A previously healthy 48-year-old active duty man, who had been treated for an elbow abscess 3 weeks earlier, presented to an emergency department in Bahrain with tachycardia, pericardial friction rub and jugular venous distention. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed on transthoracic echocardiogram and he was taken for emergent pericardiocentesis. Pericardial fluid cultures grew community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Despite ongoing treatment with intravenous vancomycin, he developed a recurrent fibrinous pericardial effusion and constrictive pericarditis requiring pericardiectomy...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017621/challenges-for-bilateral-pulmonary-artery-stenting-due-to-occluded-femoral-veins
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Sreeja Pavithran, Ramyashri Chandrasekaran, Kothandam Sivakumar
When the inferior caval vein is occluded or abnormal, jugular and hepatic veins provide alternative routes for interventions. For pulmonary artery stenting, transhepatic access may give a relatively straighter route than that from the jugular veins. We describe the challenges and strategies during transhepatic bilateral pulmonary artery stenting after arterial switch operation complicated by occluded inferior caval vein and congested hepatic veins.
October 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993841/extent-of-jugular-venous-distension-and-lower-extremity-edema-are-the-best-tools-from-history-and-physical-examination-to-identify-heart-failure-exacerbation
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H R Omar, M Guglin
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to identify the best tools from history and physical examination that predict severity of heart failure (HF) exacerbation among patients with an ejection fraction (EF) ≤ 30%. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ESCAPE trial were divided into tertiles according to the combined value of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and right atrial pressure (RAP) which we used as a marker of volume loading of both pulmonary and systemic compartments...
October 9, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991766/comparative-analysis-of-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization-compared-to-blind-catheterization
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Darko Sazdov, Marija Jovanovski Srceva, Zorka Nikolova Todorova
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterization is performed by the landmark method and ultrasound guided method. The purpose of the study was to compare the success, average number of attempts, average time to return of blood, and complication rate between the two methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in the Intensive Care Unit of the Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, in Skopje. There were 400 patients in need of central venous catheter and they were prospectively randomized in two groups...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990828/radiologic-features-of-vascular-pulsatile-tinnitus-suggestion-of-optimal-diagnostic-image-workup-modalities
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Ah-Ra Lyu, Sung Jae Park, Dami Kim, Ho Yun Lee, Yong-Ho Park
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal diagnostic workup modalities for vascular pulsatile tinnitus through analysis of clinical and radiologic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 49 patients diagnosed with vascular pulsatile tinnitus along with their medical records and radiologic findings were thoroughly reviewed. RESULTS: Of these patients, 84% had venous lesions. The jugular bulb variants (67%) were the most common venous lesions followed by sigmoid sinus variants (12%)...
October 9, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990283/metastatic-spread-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hypopharynx-to-the-totally-implantable-venous-access-port-insertion-site-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ankit Mangla, Nikki Agarwal, Michael Russell Mullane
BACKGROUND: The totally implantable venous access port plays a crucial role in delivering chemotherapy in the outpatient setting. Here, we report the first case of a patient with hypopharyngeal tumor who developed chest wall metastasis over the totally implantable venous access port inserted in the internal jugular vein. METHODS: Our patient, a 58-year-old man with a hypopharyngeal tumor presented with a lump over the totally implantable venous access port site...
October 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985729/a-novel-bedside-cardiopulmonary-physical-diagnosis-curriculum-for-internal-medicine-postgraduate-training
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Brian Thomas Garibaldi, Timothy Niessen, Allan Charles Gelber, Bennett Clark, Yizhen Lee, Jose Alejandro Madrazo, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Ariella Apfel, Brandyn D Lau, Gigi Liu, Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero, C John Sperati, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Daniel J Brotman, Thomas A Traill, Danelle Cayea, Samuel C Durso, Rosalyn W Stewart, Mary C Corretti, Edward K Kasper, Sanjay V Desai
BACKGROUND: Physicians spend less time at the bedside in the modern hospital setting which has contributed to a decline in physical diagnosis, and in particular, cardiopulmonary examination skills. This trend may be a source of diagnostic error and threatens to erode the patient-physician relationship. We created a new bedside cardiopulmonary physical diagnosis curriculum and assessed its effects on post-graduate year-1 (PGY-1; interns) attitudes, confidence and skill. METHODS: One hundred five internal medicine interns in a large U...
October 6, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982329/high-resolution-m-mode-evaluation-of-jugular-vein-valves-in-patients-with-neurological-and-neurosensory-disorders
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E Menegatti, M Tessari, M E Vannini, S Gianesini, A M Malagoni, A Ciorba, M Mazzoli, F Sisini, F Salvi, S Pelucchi, P Zamboni
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of valve absence was found in the internal jugular vein (IJV) of healthy volunteers by means of M-mode high-resolution echo colour Doppler (ECD). However, the prevalence of valve in neurovascular disorders linked to chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is still unknown. METHODS: A cohort of 83 healthy controls (HC), 71 multiple sclerosis (MS), 99 Inner Ear Disorders (IED) underwent ECD investigation of the IJV valve, including M-mode evaluation and related haemodynamics...
October 5, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982197/distinct-and-common-expression-of-receptors-for-inflammatory-mediators-in-vagal-nodose-versus-jugular-capsaicin-sensitive-trpv1-positive-neurons-detected-by-low-input-rna-sequencing
#18
Jingya Wang, Marian Kollarik, Fei Ru, Hui Sun, Benjamin McNeil, Xinzhong Dong, Geoffrey Stephens, Susana Korolevich, Philip Brohawn, Roland Kolbeck, Bradley Undem
Capsaicin-sensitive sensory C-fibers derived from vagal ganglia innervate the visceral organs, and respond to inflammatory mediators and noxious stimuli. These neurons play an important role in maintenance of visceral homeostasis, and contribute to the symptoms of visceral inflammatory diseases. Vagal sensory neurons are located in two ganglia, the jugular ganglia (derived from the neural crest), and the nodose ganglia (from the epibranchial placodes). The functional difference, especially in response to immune mediators, between jugular and nodose neurons is not fully understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980588/-identification-of-the-specific-topographic-features-of-the-neck-vessels-for-the-prevention-of-bleedings-during-tonsillectomy
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A I Kryukov, G Yu Tsarapkin, A A Ivanchikov, A S Tovmasyan, S G Arzamazov, S A Panasov, E V Gorovaya, A S Kakorin
The objective of the present work was to study syntopy of the large neck vessels in relation to the capsule of palatine tonsils with the use of the MRI technology. A total of 109 patients (218 palatine tonsils) presenting with chronic tonsillitis were available for the examination including 64 women and 45 men at the age varying from 15 to 54 years. All of them underwent MRI-guided vascular visualization in the paratonsillar region together with the measurements of the vessels extending to the capsule of the palatine tonsils at the level of the upper and lower poles, and also close to the mid-third of each palatine tonsil...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977057/importance-of-clinical-and-laboratory-findings-in-the-diagnosis-and-surgical-prognosis-of-patients-with-constrictive-pericarditis
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Fábio Fernandes, Dirceu Thiago Pessoa de Melo, Felix José Alvarez Ramires, Ricardo Ribeiro Dias, Marcio Tonini, Vinicius Dos Santos Fernandes, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Carlos Henrique Valente Moreira, Charles Mady
BACKGROUND: International studies have reported the value of the clinical profile and laboratory findings in the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis. However, Brazilian population data are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical characteristics, sensitivity of imaging tests and factors related to the death of patients with constrictive pericarditis undergoing pericardiectomy. METHODS: Patients with constrictive pericarditis surgically confirmed were retrospectively assessed regarding their clinical and laboratory variables...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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