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
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Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the lowest mortality rate reported to date in burn patients with ARDS place on ECMO. ECMO is a viable therapy that can be utilized successfully as a rescue modality when conventional interventions are unsuccessful.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Severe burn injuries require high-cost medical services for serious health issues associated with morbidity, mortality, and rehabilitation [1]. The severity of a burn is mainly related to its total body surface area (TBSA) and the lesion depth. Severe burn injury is also associated with inhalation injury, which is also a risk factor of mortality [2]. Moreover, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients with critically ill burns commonly leads to mortality [3]. Pneumonia and inflammation are the major causes of ARDS in patients with burns.
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
​Social media influences nearly every part of our lives—how we communicate, teach, and protest. It is powerful because it allows people around the world to connect instantaneously. One of those ways is the social media phenomenon popular since the early 2000s: internet challenges. These challenges range from funny, like the mannequin challenge, to charitable, such as the ice-water bucket challenge, to dangerous, like the blue whale challenge. Several of these can cause injury by ingestion or topical application.​The Tide Pod ChallengeConcerns of safety arose shortly after laundry pods were introduced in 2012 when...
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Conclusion: Prophylactic treatment with Flt3L could augment antimicrobial therapy of post-burn pneumonia through improvement of the initial host response to challenge with P aeruginosa, attenuate local, and systemic inflammation as well as septic pathogen dissemination.
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Basic Science Aspects Source Type: research
Thinking of Hawaii typically brings to mind pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. In contrast to these picturesque scenes, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, situated on the state’s Big Island, which saw a major explosion this week and has some reports warning of a volcanic smog (or “vog”). Since it started continuously erupting in 1983, Kilauea has each day pumped out at least 300 metric tons of sulfur dioxide gas, a pollutant also produced by power plants and industrial manufacturing operations. Over the course of a year, Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide production is equivalent to somewhere b...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health healthytime onetime Source Type: news
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog In specialist centres, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a now a mainstay of the management of cardio/respiratory failure refractory to other measures. However, much of the clinical information required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside remains inaccessible to learners. To address this, the creation of a free-to-access educational ECMO blog post is now a requirement for completion of the Alfred ICU ECMO Accreditation Certificate. These &ld...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Everything ECMO extracorporeal life support Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation INTENSIVE Source Type: blogs
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
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