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Mom: 10-year-old lung transplant recipient has aspiration pneumonia

Girl has sucked up fluid from stomach into right lung, causing acid burn; Another setback for girl who has had two lung transplants
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion The study group who received complete ventilator bundle practices has got higher weaning scores and shorter duration of the connection to mechanical ventilator than the control group. Relevance to clinical practice implementation of complete ventilator bundle elements together among mechanically ventilated patients by the trained nurses could be effective in accelerating the safe weaning of patients and decreasing the duration of the connection to mechanical ventilation.
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Conclusion The study group who received complete ventilator bundle practices has got higher weaning scores and shorter duration of the connection to mechanical ventilator than the control group. Relevance to clinical practice implementation of complete ventilator bundle elements together among mechanically ventilated patients by the trained nurses could be effective in accelerating the safe weaning of patients and decreasing the duration of the connection to mechanical ventilation.
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
We have read with interest a recently accepted article by Leung and Papp [1] entitled “Accelerant-related burns and drug abuse: Challenging combination”. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and clinical outcomes of accelerant-related burns in a Provincial Burn Centre and to compare the clinical outcomes with a control group of non-accelerant related burns a s well and also analyze a subgroup of patients with history of drug abuse and drug manufacturing. They found that accelerant group was associated with higher TBSA burns, ventilator support, ICU stay, and pneumonia rates compared to the...
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Abstract Bacterial pneumonia is a leading cause of death late after burn injury due to the severe immune dysfunction that follows this traumatic injury. The Mechanistic/Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) pathway drives many effector functions of innate immune cells required for bacterial clearance. Studies have demonstrated alterations in multiple cellular processes in patients and animal models following burn injury in which mTOR is a central component. Goals of this study were to (1) investigate the importance of mTOR signaling in antimicrobial activity by neutrophils and (2) therapeutically target mTOR to pro...
Source: Journal of Leukocyte Biology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: J Leukoc Biol Source Type: research
The first time I ever met with a team of doctors on a psychiatric unit, I was in deep schizophrenic psychosis. Rather than believing they were there to help me, I thought they were in league with others who were performing an experiment upon me. I felt more like a test subject than a patient. To my disturbed mind they came across as smug and ironic — condescending — rather than well-meaning, hardworking professionals. These are psychotic recollections, but they reside in my mind as the truth of my first interaction with psychiatric medical personnel. I was in the throes of my first encounter with systemized ins...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: History of Psychology Peer Support Personal Psychiatry Schizophrenia Stigma Treatment Delusions Hallucinations Hospitalization Lobotomy Positive Symptoms Psychosis Stigmatization Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Although the underreporting of HAIs hinders accurate calculation of incidence, the present study provides a general update. The results can help in modification of national guidelines and appropriate choice of antimicrobial agents in the management of HAIs.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions Accelerant-related burns cause significant burden to the burn center. A significant proportion of these patients have history of drug abuse.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conclusions Patients >70 years constitute small (8.6%) but significant number among burn patients. The overall ICU admissions, number of days on ventilator, ICU stay, in-hospital mortality and overall mortality is higher in this group of population even for low % TBSA burns. Presence of smoke inhalation increases mortality.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
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