Effects of multi-day ethanol intoxication on post-burn inflammation, lung function, and alveolar macrophage phenotype - Curtis BJ, Boe DM, Shults JA, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ.

Burn patients who consumed alcohol prior to injury have worse clinical outcomes, including longer hospital stays, increased ventilator days, and more respiratory infections. Most alcohol consumers are binge drinkers and not chronic alcoholics and binge dri...
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Advertised in the early 1930s with a flourish (left) and as “mercifully light in weight,” Lotuscloth was merely “silk, impregnated with pure latex-rubber.” Offered first to hospitals in the form of mattress covers, bed sheets, patient throws, and pillow covers, Lotuscloth was advertised to surgeons and anesthetists for garbing them in lightweight ope rating gowns and surgical aprons (right). Readily “washed, boiled, and sterilized,” Lotuscloth resisted chemical damage from disinfectants, such as “Lysol, Bi-Chloride solutions, Alcohol,” and, of interest to anesthetists, ether....
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions Patients hospitalised for unintentional burns had significantly higher MH admission rates after discharge than that observed for an uninjured cohort. Ongoing mental health support is clearly indicated for many burns patients for a prolonged period after discharge.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Earlier this month, one of us visited a prominent U.S. medical school to give a lecture on the topic of burnout and how physicians can find more fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Sadly, that very day, a fourth-year medical student there took her own life. The problem was not personal failure. She had recently matched into a competitive residency program at the one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. Yet apparently, she still found the prospect of the life ahead more than she could bear. This is hardly an isolated incident. A study reported earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Psychi...
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I’ve watched enough television shows to know what a burned-out physician is supposed to look like: crying in the stairwell, head hanging dejectedly, knees bent; the downward spiral into drugs and alcohol that leads to a near-miss in surgery; or the final, explosive monologue that alienates the doctor in front of patients and peers. A once-solid doctor now broken. Mine didn’t happen that way. It was far more subtle and insidious, an accretion like the slow and steady drips that build stalagmites. Drip: Twelve years of hustling at a hectic pace in a private pulmonary and critical care practice covering three...
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Thermal burn injuries in patients alcohol intoxicated result in greater morbidity and mortality. Murine models combining ethanol and localized thermal burn injury reproduce the systemic toxicity seen in human subjects, which consists of both acute systemic cytokine production with multiple organ dysfunction, as well as a delayed systemic immunosuppression. However, the exact mechanisms for these acute and delayed effects are unclear. These studies sought to define the role of the lipid mediator Platelet-activating factor (PAF) in the acute and delayed effects of intoxicated burn injury.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
For most of us, springtime marks the return of life to a dreary landscape, bringing birdsong, trees in bud, and daffodils in bloom. But if you work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coming of spring means the return of nasty diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes. The killjoys at CDC celebrated the end of winter with a bummer of a paper showing that infections spread by ticks doubled in the United States from 2004 to 2016. (Tick populations have exploded in recent decades, perhaps due to climate change and loss of biodiversity.) Lyme disease The most common infection spread by ticks in the US i...
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AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the typology of Australian illicit drug consumers to determine whether those who use new psychoactive substances (NPS) differ from those using other illicit substances. METHODS: Data were from the 2013 Nati...
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Publication date: 15 July 2018 Source:Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 262 Author(s): Tomislav Primorac, Martina Požar, Franjo Sokolić, Larisa Zoranić, Tomaz Urbic Methanol is the simplest alcohol and possible energy carrier because it is easier to store than hydrogen and burns cleaner than fossil fuels. It is a colorless liquid, completely miscible with water and organic solvents and is very hygroscopic. Here, simple two-dimensional models of methanol, based on Mercedes–Benz (MB) model of water, are examined by Monte Carlo simulations. Methanol particles are modeled as dimers formed by an apolar Lennard-Jone...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
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