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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417882/easl-clinical-practical-guidelines-on-the-management-of-acute-fulminant-liver-failure
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The term acute liver failure (ALF) is frequently applied as a generic expression to describe patients presenting with or developing an acute episode of liver dysfunction. In the context of hepatological practice, however, ALF refers to a highly specific and rare syndrome, characterised by an acute abnormality of liver blood tests in an individual without underlying chronic liver disease. The disease process is associated with development of a coagulopathy of liver aetiology, and clinically apparent altered level of consciousness due to hepatic encephalopathy...
May 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177860/approach-to-fever-in-the-returning-traveler
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REVIEW
Guy E Thwaites, Nicholas P J Day
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410601/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nk-t-cell-lymphomas
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REVIEW
Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive malignancy of putative NK-cell origin, with a minority deriving from the T-cell lineage. Pathologically, the malignancy occurs in two forms, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type; and aggressive NK-cell leukaemia. Lymphoma occur most commonly (80%) in the nose and upper aerodigestive tract, less commonly (20%) in non-nasal areas (skin, gastrointestinal tract, testis, salivary gland), and rarely as disseminated disease with a leukemic phase...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25546531/hypercapnia-clinical-relevance-and-mechanisms-of-action
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REVIEW
Claire Masterson, Gail Otulakowski, Brian P Kavanagh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Multiple clinical and laboratory studies have been conducted to illustrate the effects of hypercapnia in a range of injuries, and to understand the mechanisms underlying these effects. The aim of this review is to highlight and interpret information obtained from these recent reports and discuss how they may inform the clinical context. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last decade, several important articles have addressed key elements of how carbon dioxide interacts in critical illness states...
February 2015: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423462/qsofa-does-not-replace-sirs-in-the-definition-of-sepsis
#5
Jean-Louis Vincent, Greg S Martin, Mitchell M Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181941/sodium-bicarbonate-versus-sodium-chloride-for-preventing-contrast-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xavier Valette, Isabelle Desmeulles, Benoit Savary, Romain Masson, Amélie Seguin, Bertrand Sauneuf, Jennifer Brunet, Pierre Verrier, Véronique Pottier, Marie Orabona, Désiré Samba, Gérald Viquesnel, Mathilde Lermuzeaux, Pascal Hazera, Jean-Jacques Dutheil, Jean-Luc Hanouz, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Damien du Cheyron
OBJECTIVES: To test whether hydration with bicarbonate rather than isotonic sodium chloride reduces the risk of contrast-associated acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized controlled study. SETTING: Three French ICUs. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients with stable renal function (n = 307) who received intravascular contrast media. INTERVENTIONS: Hydration with 0...
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286221/2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
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Win-Kuang Shen, Robert S Sheldon, David G Benditt, Mitchell I Cohen, Daniel E Forman, Zachary D Goldberger, Blair P Grubb, Mohamed H Hamdan, Andrew D Krahn, Mark S Link, Brian Olshansky, Satish R Raj, Roopinder Kaur Sandhu, Dan Sorajja, Benjamin C Sun, Clyde W Yancy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285457/group-a-streptococcus-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Liesl J Zühlke, Andrea Beaton, Mark E Engel, Christopher T Hugo-Hamman, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Ntobeko Ntusi, Anna P Ralph, Anita Saxena, Pierre R Smeesters, David Watkins, Peter Zilla, Jonathan Carapetis
Early recognition of group A streptococcal pharyngitis and appropriate management with benzathine penicillin using local clinical prediction rules together with validated rapi-strep testing when available should be incorporated in primary health care. A directed approach to the differential diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever now includes the concept of low-risk versus medium-to-high risk populations. Initiation of secondary prophylaxis and the establishment of early medium to long-term care plans is a key aspect of the management of ARF...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325800/is-hba1c-7-a-marker-of-poor-performance-in-individuals-65-years-old
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Zachary T Bloomgarden, Daniel Einhorn, Yehuda Handelsman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957711/the-role-of-beta-blockers-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension
#10
John M Cruickshank
IMPORTANCE: Two major guide-line committees (JNC-8 and NICE UK) have dropped beta-blockers as first-line therapy in the treatment of hypertension. Also, recent meta-analyses (that do not take age into account) have concluded that beta-blockers are inappropriate first-line agents in the treatment of hypertension. This review seeks to shed some light on the "rights and wrongs" of such actions and conclusions. OBJECTIVES: Because the pathophysiology of primary/essential hypertension differs in elderly and younger subjects, the latter being closely linked to obesity and increased sympathetic nerve activity, the author sought to clarify the efficacy of beta-blockers in the younger/middle-aged group in reducing the risk of death, and cardiovascular end-points...
December 13, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407743/new-drugs-new-toxicities-severe-side-effects-of-modern-targeted-and-immunotherapy-of-cancer-and-their-management
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REVIEW
Frank Kroschinsky, Friedrich Stölzel, Simone von Bonin, Gernot Beutel, Matthias Kochanek, Michael Kiehl, Peter Schellongowski
Pharmacological and cellular treatment of cancer is changing dramatically with benefits for patient outcome and comfort, but also with new toxicity profiles. The majority of adverse events can be classified as mild or moderate, but severe and life-threatening complications requiring ICU admission also occur. This review will focus on pathophysiology, symptoms, and management of these events based on the available literature.While standard antineoplastic therapy is associated with immunosuppression and infections, some of the recent approaches induce overwhelming inflammation and autoimmunity...
April 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402754/disease-modification-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#12
Paul J Hauptman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385477/espen-guideline-clinical-nutrition-in-surgery
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Arved Weimann, Marco Braga, Franco Carli, Takashi Higashiguchi, Martin Hübner, Stanislaw Klek, Alessandro Laviano, Olle Ljungqvist, Dileep N Lobo, Robert Martindale, Dan L Waitzberg, Stephan C Bischoff, Pierre Singer
Early oral feeding is the preferred mode of nutrition for surgical patients. Avoidance of any nutritional therapy bears the risk of underfeeding during the postoperative course after major surgery. Considering that malnutrition and underfeeding are risk factors for postoperative complications, early enteral feeding is especially relevant for any surgical patient at nutritional risk, especially for those undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. The focus of this guideline is to cover nutritional aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) concept and the special nutritional needs of patients undergoing major surgery, e...
June 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407054/procalcitonin-as-a-marker-of-etiology-in-adults-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Wesley H Self, Robert A Balk, Carlos G Grijalva, Derek J Williams, Yuwei Zhu, Evan J Anderson, Grant W Waterer, D Mark Courtney, Anna M Bramley, Christopher Trabue, Sherene Fakhran, Anne J Blaschke, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards, Richard G Wunderink
Background: Recent trials suggest procalcitonin-based guidelines can reduce antibiotic use for respiratory infections. However, the accuracy of procalcitonin to discriminate between viral and bacterial pneumonia requires further dissection. Methods: We evaluated the association between serum procalcitonin concentration at hospital admission with pathogens detected in a multicenter prospective surveillance study of adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411236/thromboembolism-prevention-after-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-the-elderly-a-leap-in-the-dark
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EDITORIAL
Jose I Suarez, Gregory Kapinos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389687/advances-in-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
C Shustik, I Bence-Bruckler, R Delage, C J Owen, C L Toze, S Coutre
Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has advanced with the introduction of chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) agents that have improved the outcomes of frontline therapy. However, most treated patients will relapse and require subsequent therapy. This review focuses on recent advances in the treatment of relapsed or refractory CLL. Until recently, treatment options for relapsed CLL were of limited efficacy. Retreatment with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR) was recommended for patients with a durable response to first-line FCR, although acquired genetic aberrations, impaired marrow reserve, and comorbidities often made this suboptimal therapy for many patients...
April 7, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380315/myeloablative-versus-reduced-intensity-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Bart L Scott, Marcelo C Pasquini, Brent R Logan, Juan Wu, Steven M Devine, David L Porter, Richard T Maziarz, Erica D Warlick, Hugo F Fernandez, Edwin P Alyea, Mehdi Hamadani, Asad Bashey, Sergio Giralt, Nancy L Geller, Eric Leifer, Jennifer Le-Rademacher, Adam M Mendizabal, Mary M Horowitz, H Joachim Deeg, Mitchell E Horwitz
Purpose The optimal regimen intensity before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is unknown. We hypothesized that lower treatment-related mortality (TRM) with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) would result in improved overall survival (OS) compared with myeloablative conditioning (MAC). To test this hypothesis, we performed a phase III randomized trial comparing MAC with RIC in patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients and Methods Patients age 18 to 65 years with HCT comorbidity index ≤ 4 and < 5% marrow myeloblasts pre-HCT were randomly assigned to receive MAC (n = 135) or RIC (n = 137) followed by HCT from HLA-matched related or unrelated donors...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396460/teaching-neuroimages-diagnosis-meningioma-and%C3%A2
#18
Diane Wang, Shaminta Hamindian, Jerome B Posner, Robert J Young
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381450/management-of-endocrine-disease-pathogenesis-and-management-of-hypoglycemia
#19
Nana Esi Kittah, Adrian Vella
Glucose is the main substrate utilized by the brain and as such multiple regulatory mechanisms exist to maintain glucose concentrations. When these mechanisms fail or are defective hypoglycemia ensues. Due to these robust mechanisms hypoglycemia is uncommon and usually occurs in the setting of the treatment of diabetes using glucose- lowering agents such as sulfonylureas or insulin. The symptoms of hypoglycemia are non-specific and as such it is important to confirm hypoglycemia by establishing the presence of Whipple's triad prior to embarking on an evaluation for hypoglycemia...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398530/the-development-of-a-prediction-tool-to-identify-cancer-patients-at-high-risk-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
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G Dranitsaris, A Molassiotis, M Clemons, E Roeland, L Schwartzberg, P Dielenseger, K Jordan, A Young, M Aapro
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April 7, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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