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Haili Luo, Shaohong Wang, Tongmei Yuan, Jingtao Liu, Ling Yao, Xianguo Pan, Xuemei Long, Juncheng Wu, Feng Shen
BACKGROUND: More and more cases of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 have been reported since it was first mentioned in 2013 in China, but concurrence of influenza A H7N9 with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, however, has never been described. Here, we reported the case of a woman co-infected by influenza A H7N9 and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, whose treatment process was a little bit longer and a little bit complicated as well. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was an 80-year-old Chinese woman who presented with fever, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
James B Leonard, Kashif M Munir, Hong K Kim
Metoclopramide (MCP) is a commonly used anti-emetic in the emergency department (ED). Its use is generally well tolerated; although infrequent adverse reactions such as extrapyramidal reactions or tardive dyskinesia are reported. However, many ED providers are not familiar with the potentially life-threatening hypertensive emergency that can be precipitated by MCP administration in patients with pheochromocytoma. A previously healthy 36-year-old woman presented to the ED with headache and nausea. She developed acute hypertensive emergency (acute agitation, worsening headache, chest pain and wide complex tachycardia) when her blood pressure (BP) increased to 223/102mmHg (initial BP, 134/86mmHg) after receiving intravenous MCP...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hein Sprong, Tal Azagi, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Ard M Nijhof, Sarah Knorr, M Ewoud Baarsma, Joppe W Hovius
Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases (TBDs) are diseases that emerge from interactions of humans and domestic animals with infected ticks in nature. Nature, environmental and health policies at (inter)national and local levels affect the risk, disease burden and costs of TBDs. Knowledge on ticks, their pathogens and the diseases they cause have been increasing, and resulted in the discovery of a diversity of control options, which often are not highly effective on their own. Control strategies involving concerted actions from human and animal health sectors as well as from nature managers have not been formulated, let alone implemented...
March 6, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Yuxuan Wang, Shibani Pati, Martin Schreiber
BACKGROUND: As the leading cause of mortality in the United States, trauma management have improved drastically over the past few decades with improved resuscitation and hemorrhage control. Stem cells are being used in an attempt to augment healing from trauma. DATA SOURCES: PubMed and were searched for published and registered pre-clinical and clinical trials for the application of stem cells to AKI, ARDS, shock, infection, TBI, wound healing, and bone healing...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
M Moreira, D Fernandes, E Pereira, E Monteiro, R Pascoa, C Dias
OBJECTIVE: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) management has been associated with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in previous literature. We aimed to investigate the relationships between optimal CPP-guided management, ventilation parameters over time and outcome after severe TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed retrospective analysis of recorded data from 38 patients admitted to the NCCU after severe TBI, managed with optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt)-guided therapy, calculated using pressure reactivity index (PRx)...
2018: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Abhishek Jairam, Ping Song, Nirav B Patel, Michael S Wong
BACKGROUND: The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel estimates pressure sore care to approach $11 billion annually. It is not uncommon for these patients to present to the emergency department (ED) with a chief concern of a pressure sore, while concurrently carrying an undiagnosed infectious process that is the culprit for the acute presentation, rather than the chronic pressure injury. We aim to identify patients who met systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria at ED presentation who were referred to plastic and reconstructive surgery for pressure sore debridement prior to a complete medical workup...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Mehrdad Pourfathi, Maurizio Cereda, Shampa Chatterjee, Yi Xin, Stephen Kadlecek, Ian Duncan, Hooman Hamedani, Sarmad Siddiqui, Harrilla Profka, Jason Ehrich, Kai Ruppert, Rahim R Rizi
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Patients are currently managed by protective ventilation and alveolar recruitment using positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP). However, the PEEP's effect on both pulmonary metabolism and regional inflammation is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate the effect of PEEP on pulmonary anaerobic metabolism in mechanically ventilated injured rats, using hyperpolarized carbon-13 imaging. Pulmonary lactate-to-pyruvate ratio was measured in 21 rats; 14 rats received intratracheal instillation of hydrochloric-acid, while 7 rats received sham saline...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
Eddy Fan, Daniel Brodie, Arthur S Slutsky
Importance: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure that affects approximately 200 000 patients each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 75 000 deaths annually. Globally, ARDS accounts for 10% of intensive care unit admissions, representing more than 3 million patients with ARDS annually. Objective: To review advances in diagnosis and treatment of ARDS over the last 5 years. Evidence Review: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from 2012 to 2017 focusing on randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines...
February 20, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Michael D Howell, Andrew M Davis
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February 20, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Chin-Yao Yang, Chien-Sheng Chen, Giou-Teng Yiang, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Su-Boon Yong, Meng-Yu Wu, Chia-Jung Li
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an inflammatory disease characterized by dysfunction of pulmonary epithelial and capillary endothelial cells, infiltration of alveolar macrophages and neutrophils, cell apoptosis, necroptosis, NETosis, and fibrosis. Inflammatory responses have key effects on every phase of acute respiratory distress syndrome. The severe inflammatory cascades impaired the regulation of vascular endothelial barrier and vascular permeability. Therefore, understanding the relationship between the molecular regulation of immune cells and the pulmonary microenvironment is critical for disease management...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sonny Thiara, Donald E Griesdale, William R Henderson, Mypinder S Sekhon
BACKGROUND: Increased cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP)>70 mmHg has been associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since this reported association, significant changes in ventilation strategies and fluid management have been accepted as routine critical care. Recently, individualized perfusion targets using autoregulation monitoring suggest CPP titration>70 mmHg. Given these clinical advances, the association between ARDS and increased CPP requires further delineation...
February 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Hernan Aguirre-Bermeo, Marta Turella, Maddalena Bitondo, Juan Grandjean, Stefano Italiano, Olimpia Festa, Indalecio Morán, Jordi Mancebo
BACKGROUND: The use of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and prone position (PP) is common in the management of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome patients (ARDS). We conducted this study to analyze the variation in lung volumes and PEEP-induced lung volume recruitment with the change from supine position (SP) to PP in ARDS patients. METHODS: The investigation was conducted in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit. Patients who met the clinical criteria of the Berlin definition for ARDS were included...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Yuexing Tu, Qi Jin, Renhua Sun, Qian Li
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides rescue treatment for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) when conventional management fails. The present study reported ECMO as a life-saving treatment for ARDS due to bilateral pulmonary contusion in a 24-year-old male multiple trauma patient. ECMO therapy lasted 7 days for the patient and was successively stopped without any complications. ECMO modality should be chosen according to the respiratory and circulatory condition of each individual...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Detajin Junhasavasdikul, Irene Telias, Domenico Luca Grieco, Lu Chen, Cinta Millan Gutierrez, Thomas Piraino, Laurent Brochard
Expiratory flow limitation (EFL) is present when the flow cannot rise despite an increase of the expiratory driving pressure. The mechanisms of EFL are debated but are thought to be related to the collapsibility of small airways. In mechanically ventilated patients, EFL can exist during tidal ventilation, representing an extreme situation where lung volume cannot decrease whatever the expiratory driving forces. It is a key factor for the generation of auto- or intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (auto-PEEP or PEEPi) and requires specific management such as positioning and adjustment of external PEEP...
February 9, 2018: Chest
Fernando Suarez Sipmann, Arnoldo Santos, Gerardo Tusman
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the most severe form of acute respiratory failure characterized by diffuse alveolar and endothelial damage. The severe pathophysiological changes in lung parenchyma and pulmonary circulation together with the effects of positive pressure ventilation profoundly affect heart lung interactions in ARDS. The term pulmonary vascular dysfunction (PVD) refers to the specific involvement of the vascular compartment in ARDS and is expressed clinically by an increase in pulmonary arterial (PA) pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance both affecting right ventricular (RV) afterload...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Jacob Glaser, Joseph Zeman, Stephen Noble, Nathanial Fernandez
Background: Acute kidney injury is a common complication of both civilian and military trauma. The lack of dedicated resources restrict dialysis in the forward setting. We report a case of a combat polytrauma and renal failure, using continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration to clear uremia and remove volume, allowing for ventilator liberation and safe disposition. Materials and Methods: The patient presented with traumatic lower extremity injuries and abdominal wounds and developed acute post-traumatic renal failure...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
Robinder G Khemani, Kaushik Parvathaneni, Nadir Yehya, Anoopindar K Bhalla, Neal J Thomas, Christopher J L Newth
RATIONALE: The ARDS Network used a Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)/FiO2 model in many studies. In general, pediatric intensivists use less PEEP and higher FiO2 than this model. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether children managed with PEEP lower than recommended by the ARDSNet PEEP/FiO2 model had higher mortality. METHODS: Multi-center, retrospective analysis of patients with Pediatric ARDS (PARDS), managed without a formal PEEP/FiO2 protocol...
January 26, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Deog Kyeom Kim, Jungsil Lee, Ju Hee Park, Kwang Ha Yoo
Acute exacerbation(s) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) tend to be critical and debilitating events leading to poorer outcomes in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment modalities, and contribute to a higher and earlier mortality rate in COPD patients. Besides pro-active preventative measures intended to obviate acquisition of AECOPD, early recovery from severe AECOPD is an important issue in determining the long-term prognosis of patients diagnosed with COPD. Updated GOLD guidelines and recently published American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society clinical recommendations emphasize the importance of use of pharmacologic treatment including bronchodilators, systemic steroids and/or antibiotics...
January 24, 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Rolf D Hubmayr, Richard H Kallet
This review describes the current understanding of the lungs' response to deforming stress under conditions of both normal physiology and acute lung injury. Several limiting assumptions are needed to infer lung parenchymal stress and strain from airway pressure, volume, and flow data from mechanically ventilated patients with injured lungs. These assumptions include the effects of the chest wall on lung-surface pressure, its topographical distribution, and the effects of non-uniform tissue properties on local parenchymal stresses...
February 2018: Respiratory Care
Richard Devasagayaraj, Nicholas C Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
INTRODUCTION: Patients who develop severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) despite full medical management may require veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) to support respiratory function. Survival outcomes remain unclear in those who develop acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) during VV ECMO for isolated severe respiratory failure in adult populations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review (2010-2016) of patients who underwent VV ECMO for ARDS was conducted with university institutional review board (IRB) approval...
January 1, 2018: Perfusion
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