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Cristina Honorato-Cia, Antonio Martinez-Simón, Elena Cacho-Asenjo, Francisco Guillén-Grima, Sonia Tejada-Solís, Ricardo Diez-Valle
BACKGROUND: 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is used for brain tumor identification during surgery through fluorescence. Its use is linked to side effects such as photodermatosis, anemia, or plaquetopenia. Many institutions take very strict precautions to prevent them. Our hospital's protocol mandates avoidance of direct sunlight during the first 24 hours only. METHODS: Retrospective cohort observational study of 207 consecutive patients who underwent 5-ALA-guided brain tumor resection between 2008 and 2013, and compared with a control group of 53 patients without 5-ALA...
October 2015: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Cristina Ibarra, Jorge Goldstein, Claudia Silberstein, Elsa Zotta, Marcela Belardo, Horacio A Repetto
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, plaquetopenia and kidney damage. It is the leading cause of acute renal failure in pediatric age and the second for chronic renal failure. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is the first etiologic agent of HUS being its main reservoir cattle and transmitted via contaminated food. At present, there is no specific treatment to reduce the progression of HUS. The study of the mechanisms by which STEC infects and Shiga toxin induces HUS can help to find new strategies to prevent this disease...
October 2008: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Viviana B Pretini, Gastón E Avila López, Ana M Sesín, Beatriz H Dotto, Marcelo Sanchez Freytes, Jorge Sesín, Juan C Vergottini
BACKGROUND: Long term cyclophosfamide combinated steroids therapy improves renal survival in patients with Proliferate Lupus Nephritis, with considerable toxic effects. In lately years MMF, a immune suppressor used in transplant, seems to be effective in selected cases of Lupus Nephritis. METHODS: We will describe six patients with Lupus Nephritis class IV and V (OMS Classification), that what different causes they must be treated with MMF like rescue drug. This stabilizes the renal function, controls LES activity and allows reductions or end of corticoids...
2006: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
M Bretón, M P García, M Galdiano, A Martínez, M A Margall, M C Asiain
The objective of this study is to value the effectiveness of a care plan of mouth care and at the same time, compare the effects of the use of two different solutions: physiologic serum and non-diluted hexetidine (Oraldine). The sample studied was formed by 40 intubated patients or patients with an absolute oral diet who were in the Intensive Care Unit of the University Clinic. 50% of the patients underwent oral hygiene with physiological serum, following the established protocol and the other 50% were treated with non-diluted hexetidine with a frequency of five times a day...
October 1995: Enfermería Intensiva
A M Tsanaclis, C F de Morais
A 19-year-old immunosuppressed male patient, after renal transplantation, developed at the 10th postoperative day (p.d.) fever, anemia hepatosplenomegaly and plaquetopenia; this condition deteriorated progressively and was complicated by drowsiness and generalized convulsions which persisted until the death at the 29th p.d. Autopsy revealed acute encephalitis characterized by multiple disseminated small lesions in the brain, containing cysts and trophozoites of Toxoplasma gondii. The diagnosis was not done during life, as occurred with most of previously reported cases, a fact that points to the necessity of preventive controlling measures of these patients before the institution of immunosuppressive measures...
June 1986: Pathology, Research and Practice
E Julio-Barrios, M Gómez-Gómez, J A Corzo-Pineda, V O Lozano-Castañeda
The study shows the gasometric and electrolytic features during the first five day from newborns from toxemic mothers. It is a prospective study, carried out during a four month period at the obstetrics premature ward at the Gynecological-Obstetrics Hospital of "La Raza" Medical Center. Thirty-three newborn babies with evidences of toxemia and who had not received any intravenous therapy were studied. Blood samples were taken and serum calcium, phosphorus and magnesium levels were measured at 24, 48, 72 and 120 hours after birth...
October 1989: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
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