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Aleksandra Mazur, Anthony Guernec, Jacky Lautridou, Julie Dupas, Emmanuel Dugrenot, Marc Belhomme, Michael Theron, François Guerrero
Introduction: Commercial divers, high altitude pilots, and astronauts are exposed to some inherent risk of decompression sickness (DCS), though the mechanisms that trigger are still unclear. It has been previously showed that diving may induce increased levels of serum angiotensin converting enzyme. The renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) is one of the most important regulators of blood pressure and fluid volume. The purpose of the present study was to control the influence of angiotensin II on the appearance of DCS...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Anna Cavigelli-Brunner, Maja I Hug, Hitendu Dave, Oskar Baenziger, Christoph Buerki, Dominique Bettex, Vincenzo Cannizzaro, Christian Balmer
OBJECTIVES: Dobutamine and milrinone are commonly used after open-heart surgery to prevent or treat low cardiac output syndrome. We sought to compare efficacy and safety of these drugs in pediatric patients. DESIGN: Prospective, single-center, double-blinded, randomized clinical pilot study. SETTING: Tertiary-care university children's hospital postoperative pediatric cardiac ICU. PATIENTS: After written consent, 50 consecutive patients (age, 0...
March 13, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
J V Pergolizzi, R Taylor, J-A LeQuang, R B Raffa
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Menthol has been used as a non-opioid pain reliever since ancient times. A modern understanding of its molecular mechanism of action could form the basis for generating targets for discovery of novel non-opioid analgesic drugs. METHODS: The PubMed database was queried using search words related to menthol, pain and analgesia. The results were limited to relevant preclinical studies and clinical trials and reviews published in English during the past 5 years, which yielded 31 reports...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Cristiana Garisto, Zaccaria Ricci, Lorenzo Tofani, Simona Benegni, Chiara Pezzella, Paola Cogo
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a selective agonist of α2 receptors that induces hypnotic, sedative and mild analgesic effect. The aim of our study was to test the effects of dexmedetomidine in combination with opioids and benzodiazepines compared to benzodiazepine-opioids alone. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Patients (children >30 days and <24 months undergoing correction of complex congenital heart diseases -CHD-) were randomized to receive 0...
March 7, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Roberto Bini, Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Giorgio Olivero, Antonella Trombetta, Paolo Cotogni
Background: Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is a major threat to patients with trauma and spontaneous bleeding. The aim of the study was to investigate early effects of vasopressin on metabolic and hemodynamic parameters and endothelium permeability by measuring capillary leakage compared to those of other resuscitation strategies in a HS model. Methods: Forty-five Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into five groups: S group ( n  = 5), sham-operated rats without shock or resuscitation; HS group ( n  = 10), HS and no resuscitation; RL group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with Ringer's lactate (RL); RLB group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with two-third shed blood plus RL; and vasopressin group ( n  = 10), HS and resuscitation with RL, followed by continuous infusion of 0...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Man Li, Junjie Zhang, Tong J Gan, Gang Qin, Lu Wang, Maoen Zhu, Zhong Zhang, Yundan Pan, Zhi Ye, Fan Zhang, Xuliang Chen, Guoqiang Lin, Lingjin Huang, Wanjun Luo, Qulian Guo, E Wang
OBJECTIVES: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways have not been reported in cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety profile of ERAS pathways compared with routine care for patients undergoing cardiac valvular surgery. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was conducted between July 2015 and November 2016. A total of 226 patients who underwent elective valvular surgery were randomly assigned to the ERAS pathway or routine care (control) group...
March 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Isabel Cuesta-López, Marina Sánchez-Cuervo, Ángel Candela-Toha, Juana Benedí-González, Teresa Bermejo-Vicedo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of the protocolization and centralization of  the preparation of intravenous vasoactive drug mixtures in the treatment of  critically ill patients. METHOD: A prospective interventional study (July 2012-December 2014) was  conducted to measure the impact of different vasoactive drug protocols on costs  in the treatment of critically ill patients. The economic impact was measured by  comparing the direct costs (fixed and variable) of the preparation of intravenous  vasoactive drug mixtures in the Pharmacy Department with their traditional  preparation in hospital care units...
March 1, 2018: Farmacia Hospitalaria
Jean R Goodman, Jennifer D Peck, Alessandra Landmann, Marvin Williams, Andrew Elimian
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate poor maternal nutrition, environmental exposures and vasoactive stimulants as potential risk factors for gastroschisis. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted among singleton pregnancies diagnosed in a tertiary teaching hospital in a 22-month period. Cases of gastroschisis were matched to controls at the time of diagnosis by race and maternal age. Demographics, periconceptual exposures, nutritional biomarkers, and illicit drug hair analysis were evaluated...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Juan Wang, Yun-Xiao Shang, Xu-Xu Cai, Li-Yun Liu
Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome characterized by airway inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and remodeling. Airway remodeling is irreversible by current antiasthmatic drugs, and it is the main cause of severe asthma. Airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) act as the main effector cells for airway remodeling; the proliferation and hypertrophy of which are involved in airway remodeling. Caveolin (Cav)-1 is present on the surface of ASMCs, which is involved in cell cycle and signal transduction regulation, allowing ASMCs to change from proliferation to apoptosis...
February 1, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
S Ceruti, L Anselmi, B Minotti, D Franceschini, J Aguirre, A Borgeat, A Saporito
BACKGROUND: Significant hypotension is frequent after spinal anaesthesia and fluid administration as therapy is usually empirical. Inferior vena cava (IVC) ultrasound (US) is effective to assess fluid responsiveness in critical care patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the IVCUS-guided volume optimization to prevent post-spinal hypotension. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, cohort study, 160 patients scheduled for surgery under spinal anaesthesia were randomized into a study group (IVCUS-group), consisting of an IVCUS analysis before spinal anaesthesia with IVCUS-guided volume management and a control group (group C) with no IVCUS assessment...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Lauren J Albee, Heather M LaPorte, Xianlong Gao, Jonathan M Eby, You-Hong Cheng, Amanda M Nevins, Brian F Volkman, Vadim Gaponenko, Matthias Majetschak
Recent observations suggest that atypical chemokine receptor (ACKR)3 and chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)4 regulate human vascular smooth muscle function through hetero-oligomerization with α1-adrenoceptors. Here, we show that ACKR3 also regulates arginine vasopressin receptor (AVPR)1A. We observed that ACKR3 agonists inhibit arginine vasopressin (aVP)-induced inositol trisphosphate (IP3) production in human vascular smooth muscle cells (hVSMCs) and antagonize aVP-mediated constriction of isolated arteries...
January 2018: Open Biology
Rita Ladeiras, Filipa Flor-de-Lima, Henrique Soares, Bárbara Oliveira, Hercília Guimarães
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt decline in kidney function, is a challenging diagnosis among preterm infants due to some specific features of this population. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors of developing AKI and the predictive factors for its severity in preterm neonates with less than 31 weeks of gestational age. METHODS: All neonates with less than 31 weeks of gestational age, admitted in our NICU between January 2012 and December 2015, were included...
January 29, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
Xun Feng, Yang Chen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that selectively attacks human joints. The common non-targeted treatment approaches lead to obvious side effect and systemtic complication for RA patients. Therefore, targeted drug delivery for treatment of RA has gained much attetntion in the past few years. In this paper, we reviewed the potential targets (folate receptor, angiogenesis, matrix metalloproteases, selectins, vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor, Fc-γ receptor) that could be utilized to facilitate the specific delivery of drugs to the inflammed synovium, and also presented different drug delivery systems for targeting RA, including the liposomes, various types of nanoparticles, polymeric micelles and the macromolecular prodrugs...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
M Magierowski, K Magierowska, M Surmiak, M Hubalewska-Mazgaj, S Kwiecien, J L Wallace, T Brzozowski
Clinical use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or naproxen is limited due to the gastrotoxicity evoked by these compounds. Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2s) and delivered via an H2s donor have been shown to play important role in the maintenance of gastric mucosal integrity. This study aimed to compare the effects of naproxen and an H2s-releasing naproxen derivative (ATB-346) on gastric lesion induction by water immersion and restraint stress (WRS), the alterations in gastric blood flow (GBF) and the influence of these drugs on systemic inflammation...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Kate S Wiles, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Kate Bramham
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with reduced fertility and an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Rates of pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm delivery increase incrementally with the severity of CKD and proteinuria. Pre-pregnancy counselling can facilitate informed decision-making. Safe and effective contraception is required for women who wish to delay or avoid pregnancy. Pregnancy planning for women who wish to conceive involves appropriate substitution of known teratogens - including mycophenolate mofetil, angiotensin blockers and cyclophosphamide - and can aid optimization of disease control...
January 22, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Etienne Gayat, Alain Cariou, Nicolas Deye, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Samir Jaber, Charles Damoisel, Qin Lu, Xavier Monnet, Isabelle Rennuit, Elie Azoulay, Marc Léone, Heikel Oueslati, Bertrand Guidet, Diane Friedman, Antoine Tesnière, Romain Sonneville, Philippe Montravers, Sébastien Pili-Floury, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Jacques Duranteau, Pierre-François Laterre, Nicolas Brechot, Karine Chevreul, Morgane Michel, Bernard Cholley, Matthieu Legrand, Jean-Marie Launay, Eric Vicaut, Mervyn Singer, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Alexandre Mebazaa
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) survivors have reduced long-term survival compared to the general population. Identifying parameters at ICU discharge that are associated with poor long-term outcomes may prove useful in targeting an at-risk population. The main objective of the study was to identify clinical and biological determinants of death in the year following ICU discharge. METHODS: FROG-ICU was a prospective, observational, multicenter cohort study of ICU survivors followed 1 year after discharge, including 21 medical, surgical or mixed ICUs in France and Belgium...
January 18, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Desirée de Marillac Nascimento de Matos, Jorge Amilton Tosato Milsted, Julio Cezar Uili Coelho
BACKGROUND: Cold ischemia time is related to success of liver transplantation. AIM: To compare the impact of cold ischemia time on allografts locally collected to those collected distantly. METHODS: Were evaluated 83 transplantations. The patients were divided in two groups: those who received liver grafts collected from cities out of Curitiba (n=42) and locally (n=41). From the donors were compared: cause of death, days at ICU, cardiac arrest, vasoactive drugs, lab exams, gender, age, and BMI...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Eric Suero Molina, Stephanie Schipmann, Isabelle Mueller, Johannes Wölfer, Christian Ewelt, Matthias Maas, Benjamin Brokinkel, Walter Stummer
OBJECTIVE Awake craniotomies have become a feasible tool over time to treat brain tumors located in eloquent regions. Different techniques have been applied in neurooncology centers. Both "asleep-awake-asleep" (asleep) and "conscious sedation" were used subsequently at the authors' neurosurgical department. Since 2013, the authors have only performed conscious sedation surgeries, predominantly using the α2-receptor agonist dexmedetomidine as the anesthetic drug. The aim of this study was to compare both mentioned techniques and evaluate the clinical use of dexmedetomidine in the setting of awake craniotomies for glioma surgery...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Aihua Jiang, Haiqiao Zhang, Xiaofei Liu, Huishan Zhao
We report an unusual case of pheochromacytoma and investigate the perioperative anesthetic management methods for giant abdominal aortic pheochromocytoma. We analyzed and summarized the recent clinical anesthetic management and experience in the hospital for a giant abdominal aortic pheochromocytoma, with the size of 20 × 14 × 5 cm. Under general anesthesia combined with TAPB, the resection of the giant abdominal aorta pheochromocytoma was successfully completed, and the patient was cured and discharged. Well planned and careful management resulted in patient with stable blood pressure, blood volume and cardiac functions, free from complications...
December 2017: World Journal of Oncology
Roberto Monreal-Robles, Carlos A Cortez-Hernández, José A González-González, Juan G Abraldes, Francisco J Bosques-Padilla, Héctor N Silva-Ramos, Jorge A García-Flores, Héctor J Maldonado-Garza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines do not differentiate in the utilization of vasoactive drugs in patients with cirrhosis and acute variceal bleeding (AVB) depending on liver disease severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, clinical outcomes in 100 patients receiving octreotide plus endoscopic therapy (ET) and 216 patients with ET alone were compared in terms of failure to control bleeding, in-hospital mortality, and transfusion requirements stratifying the results according to liver disease severity by Child-Pugh (CP) score and MELD...
January 2018: Annals of Hepatology
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