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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437714/symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-of-bilateral-feet-and-unilateral-hand-after-administration-of-vasopressors-during-septic-shock
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Naeemah Ruffin, Chirag V Vasa, Sarah Breakstone, Wayne Axman
We report a case of a 75-year-old Hispanic man treated for septic shock after undergoing surgery for impacted renal stones. He was given vasopressors and later developed symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) on both his feet and left hand. SPG is a serious and rare condition presenting clinically as an acute onset of ischaemia with no vessel occlusion. Vasopressors are identified as a contributing factor in SPG development. The patient ultimately underwent transmetatarsal amputations of both feet and amputation of three digits on his left hand...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427160/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-a-case-report
#2
Takehide Umeda, Taro Minami, Keith Bartolomei, Eleanor Summerhill
A 54-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease developed life-threatening lactic acidosis during treatment with metformin for type 2 diabetes. The woman received metformin at 1000 mg orally twice a day for type 2 diabetes. She presented to our emergency department with a 3-day history of severe watery diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Her grandson whom she cared for had gastroenteritis several days prior to the onset of her symptoms. She was confused and hypotensive with a blood pressure of 70/39 mmHg...
February 9, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357210/risk-factors-associated-with-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#3
Kushal Patel, Jessica J Kram, Dennis J Baumgardner
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections resistant to carbapenem antimicrobials have increased. Traditional risk factors for non-carbapenem resistance include intensive care unit stay, mechanical ventilation, previous hospitalization, and major comorbidities. As microbes evolve, our understanding of their risk factors for resistance also should evolve. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of adult inpatients and outpatients with a positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa culture during 2014...
December 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319574/risk-factors-of-vasopressor-induced-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene
#4
Jung Woo Kwon, Min Ki Hong, Bo Young Park
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is an uncommon syndrome showing symmetrical gangrene in acral regions without evidence of large-vessel occlusion or vasculitis. Intravenous vasopressors are frequently used to manage hemodynamically unstable patients. There have been few reports about SPG after using inotropics. However, risk factors for SPG have not been extensively studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze several cases of SPG and identify risk factors for SPG...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318163/propranolol-induced-circulatory-collapse-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-crisis-and-underlying-thyrocardiac-disease-a-word-of-caution
#5
Hossam Abubakar, Vijendra Singh, Anandita Arora, Sammar Alsunaid
Thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm is a severe form of hyperthyroidism and a rare endocrinological emergency. The cornerstones of medical therapy in thyroid storm include decreasing the levels of circulating T3 in the blood as well as inhibiting the hormone's peripheral effects through β-adrenergic blockade. Propranolol is the preferred agent for β-blockade in hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm due to its additional effect of blocking the peripheral conversion of inactive T4 to active form T3. We report a typical clinical scenario where propranolol was administered in treatment of thyroid storm but an uncommon adverse outcome: circulatory failure from cardiogenic shock warranting vasopressor and inotropic support...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276264/highly-probable-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-associated-with-lenalidomide
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Anusha Shanbhag, E Ryan Pritchard, Kshitij Chatterjee, Drayton A Hammond
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction to medications. We report a case of a 75-year-old African American female who presented with generalized rash with desquamation and malodorous secretions. She was febrile and hypotensive, and required vasopressors for hemodynamic instability. Sepsis secondary to skin or soft tissue infection was considered initially. However, she recently was started on lenalidomide for treatment of her multiple myeloma, and her white blood cell count of 17 K/µL with 55% eosinophils along with peripheral smear showing eosinophilia suggested lenalidomide-induced rash...
June 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196938/the-hemodynamic-and-pain-impact-of-peripheral-nerve-block-versus-spinal-anesthesia-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-diabetic-foot-surgery
#8
Hou Yee Lai, Li Lian Foo, Siu Min Lim, Chen Fei Yong, Pui San Loh, Sook Hui Chaw, Mohd Shahnaz Hasan, Chew Yin Wang
PURPOSE: Comparison of hemodynamic profiles and pain scores in diabetic patients undergoing diabetic foot surgery receiving peripheral nerve block (PNB) or spinal anesthesia [subarachnoid block (SAB)]. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomised controlled trial. We recruited diabetic patients aged > 18 years, American Society of Anesthesiologists class II-III, who were scheduled for unilateral diabetic foot surgery below the knee. All patients were assessed for autonomic dysfunction using the Survey of Autonomic Symptoms score...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141066/vancomycin-infiltrate-induced-dermatitis-mimicking-bullous-cellulitis
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Sowmya Nanjappa, Matthew Snyder, John N Greene
<p>Extravasation of medications can manifest as tenderness, pain, tissue necrosis, and thrombophlebitis and lead to infection and severe long-term complications. Risk factors for leakage of medications include mechanical and pharmacologic mechanisms such as cannulation technique, vasoconstriction, and cytotoxicity. Well-known vesicants like anthracyclines, vinca alkaloids, and vasopressors are usually administered with proper caution. Often overlooked are many antimicrobial agents, which typically act via differences in osmolality and pH...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129185/combined-use-of-high-doses-of-vasopressin-and-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-refractory-septic-shock-after-intestinal-perforation-a-case-report
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Salvatore Notaro, Marcello Sorrentino, Aniello Ruocco, Annalisa Notaro, Antonio Corcione, Patrizia Murino, Eugenio Piscitelli, Marianna Tamborino
BACKGROUND: In this article, we present a clinical case of refractory septic shock resulting from intestinal perforation treated with high doses of vasopressin and hydrocortisone during emergency surgery. The use of such high doses of vasopressin for this type of shock is not described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with grade III obesity, Crohn's disease, and an intestinal perforation presented with refractory septic shock. Initially, a low dose of vasopressin was used...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
#11
Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121845/improving-outcomes-for-lower-extremity-amputations-using-intraoperative-fluorescent-angiography-to-predict-flap-viability
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Andrew E Yang, Charles A Hartranft, Alisha Reiss, Charles R Holden
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 25% of vascular surgery patients operated on for peripheral vascular disease are readmitted within 30 days. Development of adjuncts to minimize wound complications remains an area of great interest. Here, we present our experience with intraoperative fluorescent angiography (IFA) as a tool to predict skin flap viability following lower extremity amputations (LEAs). METHODS: Experience with IFA using indocyanine green (ICG) dye was reviewed retrospectively at a single institution...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110979/complications-from-administration-of-vasopressors-through-peripheral-venous-catheters-an-observational-study
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Kamal Medlej, Amin Antoine Kazzi, Ahel El Hajj Chehade, Mothana Saad Eldine, Ali Chami, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian, Gilbert Abou Dagher
BACKGROUND: The placement of a central venous catheter for the administration of vasopressors is still recommended and required by many institutions because of concern about complications associated with peripheral administration of vasopressors. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the incidence of complications from the administration of vasopressors through peripheral venous catheters (PVC) in patients with circulatory shock, and to identify the factors associated with these complications...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
#14
Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105685/-cardiogenic-shock-from-pharmacological-treatment-to-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Ilaria Battistoni, Marco Marini, Alberto Lavorgna, Fabio Vagnarelli, Fabiana Lucà, Emilia Biscottini, Giorgio Caretta, Vincenza Procaccini, Letizia Riva, Gabriele Vianello, Massimo Iacoviello, Renata De Maria, Alessandro Navazio, Nadia Aspromonte, Andrea Di Lenarda, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Serafina Valente
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a state of critical end-organ hypoperfusion due to reduced cardiac output, despite adequate filling status. The development of multiorgan dysfunction is believed to be the major contributor to the high early mortality. Little evidence exists as to which vasopressor or inotrope should best be used for early treatment; however, customized pharmacological therapy, tailored on hemodynamic monitoring, is essential to achieve normal peripheral perfusion. Moreover, an increasing number of mechanical circulatory support devices are available for hemodynamic support in patients with CS but, at present, data derived from randomized clinical trials on the effectiveness, safety, differential indications for mechanical support devices, and optimal implant timing are limited...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023316/septic-shock-resuscitation-in-the-first-hour
#16
Nicholas Simpson, Francois Lamontagne, Manu Shankar-Hari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We reviewed the recent advances in the initial approach to resuscitation of sepsis and septic shock patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Sepsis and septic shock are life-threatening emergencies. Two key interventions in the first hour include timely antibiotic therapy and resuscitation. Before any laboratory results, the need for resuscitation is considered if a patient with suspected infection has low blood pressure (BP) or impaired peripheral circulation found at clinical examination...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980031/-use-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-control-of-limb-perfusion-during-venoarterial-ecmo-treatment-application-and-limitations
#17
T Werner, D Lunz, A Philipp, B Flörchinger, B M Graf, Y A Zausig
Patients undergoing peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation have a high risk of lower limb ischemia. In general, regular controls are carried out based on clinical and laboratory parameters in order to quickly detect and treat complications. These controls are challenging due to states of shock, nonpulsatile flow and vasopressor therapy. As additional monitoring the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is described in the literature as being very successful in detecting ischemia. The present article describes the use and possible limitations of NIRS for the diagnostics of peripheral ischemia...
November 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890646/alternative-pharmacological-management-of-vasopressor-extravasation-in-the-absence-of-phentolamine
#18
Michelle Plum, Oussayma Moukhachen
Vasopressor extravasation is a rare adverse drug reaction that can lead to tissue damage, ischemia, and necrosis of the affected area when vasopressors are administered peripherally. Phentolamine, a nonselective, reversible alpha antagonist, is the current standard treatment for this adverse reaction, but it is often unavailable for use. This review seeks to synthesize the available data in order to recommend alternative pharmacological options for use when phentolamine is not available. After an extensive literature search, 16 publications were reviewed...
September 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869020/-administration-of-norepinephrine-in-peripheral-venous-catheter-on-surgical-patients
#19
Sophie Amalie Ekeløf, Sarah Ekeløf, Jesper N Bech, Peter Ekeløf
Hypotension is a common event during surgery and can cause serious post-operative complication, but vasoactive drugs can stabilize the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Norepinephrine is an ideal vasopressor. Due to the risk of extravasation and ischaemic tissue damage norepinephrine is often administered via a central venous catheter. Administration of norepinephrine via a peripheral venous catheter may be a safe alternative during surgery, if the drug is administered correctly...
August 21, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837291/-prehospital-misconceptions
#20
Eduardo Alcouce, Vincent Darioli, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Mathieu Pasquier
We confronted some of the most prevalent prehospital misconceptions with the available literature. We found that: the diminution of a retrosternal pain following nitrate administration is not predictive of a cardiac origin of the pain ; survival of traumatic cardiac arrest may not be as bad as usually believed ; peripheral venous administration of vasopressors through proximal catheters during short times may be considered as a safe temporary alternative to central venous access ; using the pulse palpation usually lead to an under-estimation of the systolic blood pressure ; applying a pelvic belt at the level of the iliac crests doesn't aggravate an open-book fracture; there is no 90 mmHg threshold values below which mortality increases in traumatic brain injuries...
August 9, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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