Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player
Treatment TermsChildren's healthLiver transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Rare Liver Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA HeaderLiver Transplants at Duke CTA LinkLearn more Section Features Call To Action Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said Megan Butler, MD, a hepatologist who treated Colby atDuke Children ’s Hospital.In fact, it was playing hockey that likely saved Colby ’s life. During a game early in 2015, a body check sent Colby to the ice, where he alarmingly remained. He couldn't feel his legs, he said. Taken to an emergency department, he eventually regained sensation and walked out of the hospital that night.At his hockey evaluations that fall, however, he reported that he was still having occasional numbness in his legs. His parents, Naomi and Brian Askew of Apex, North Carolina, both emergency department nurses, immediately had him evaluated at a Wake County hospital.Tests ...
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Jacqueline E. Cheyne, Andrea del Pozo de Bolger, Bethany M. WoottonAbstractTrichotillomania (TTM) is characterized by repetitive hair pulling resulting in hair loss. The Trichotillomania Dimensional Scale (TTM-D) is a newly developed DSM-5 scale that aims to assess the symptoms of TTM dimensionally. The aim of this current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the TTM-D in a sample of 483 participants. Principal Component Analysis indicated a single factor structure of the TTM-D. Internal c...
We describe the first case of histologically-confirmed NEC caused by S. maltophilia accompanied by bacteremia and pneumonia after salvage chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia relapse following a second hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. S. maltophilia should be included as a pathogenic organism of NEC in severely immunocompromised patients to prevent a delayed diagnosis, which carries a high risk of inappropriate antimicrobial selection and fatal outcome. PMID: 30101922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: 14 August 2018Source: Cell Reports, Volume 24, Issue 7Author(s): Helena M. Izquierdo, Paola Brandi, Manuel-José Gómez, Ruth Conde-Garrosa, Elena Priego, Michel Enamorado, Sarai Martínez-Cano, Iria Sánchez, Laura Conejero, Daniel Jimenez-Carretero, Silvia Martín-Puig, Martin Guilliams, David SanchoSummaryThe rapid transit from hypoxia to normoxia in the lung that follows the first breath in newborn mice coincides with alveolar macrophage (AM) differentiation. However, whether sensing of oxygen affects AM maturation and function has not been previously explored. We have ge...
Conclusion: A specific fraction of human plasma reduces hepatic differentiation of HepaRG cultures, in association with early NF- κB activation. In addition, ALF-plasma elicits mitotoxic effects. These findings allow for a targeted approach in preventing plasma-induced cell damage.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;48:2189 –2204
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Charlotte Héricé, Amisha Patel, Shuzo SakataAbstractRapid eye movement (REM) sleep or paradoxical sleep is an elusive behavioral state. Since its discovery in the 1950s, our knowledge of the neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides underlying REM sleep regulation has continually evolved in parallel with the development of novel technologies. Although the pons was initially discovered to be responsible for REM sleep, it has since been revealed that many components in the hypothalamus, midbrain, pons, and medulla a...
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