Successful management of germanium poisoning-induced multiple organ dysfunctions by combined blood purification therapy.

Conclusion: Combined CVVHDF with plasmapheresis is an effective treatment for patients diagnosed with germanium poisoning and associated multiple organ dysfunctions. PMID: 31951756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Ibironke W. Apata, Sarah Kabbani, Alicia M. Neu, Tamara M. Kear, Erika M.C. D’Agata, David J. Levenson, Alan S. Kliger, Lauri A. Hicks, Priti R. Patel, authors constitute the ASN and CDC Antibiotic Stewardship White Paper Writing Group
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Kim MS, Moon JS, Kim MJ, Seong MW, Park SS, Ko JS Abstract Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the aldolase B gene. HFI patients exhibit nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hypoglycemia, and elevated liver enzymes after dietary fructose exposure. Chronic exposure might lead to failure to thrive, liver failure, renal failure, and, eventually, death. HFI usually manifests in infants when they are being weaned off of breastmilk. Because HFI has an excellent prognosis when patients maintain a strict restrictive diet, some patients remain undiagnosed du...
Source: Gut and Liver - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research
Abstract Background: The clock drawing test (CDT) is frequently used to detect changes in cognition. Multiple scales of varying length have been published to assess performance. The aim of this study is to compare the CDT performance measured by three scales among a sample of nondemented patients on renal dialysis and identify the variables that affect performance. Methodology. This is a cross-sectional study performed at the dialysis unit at King Saud University Medical City. Eighty-nine dialysis patients performed the CDT. The CDT was scored by the methods of Rouleau et al. (RCS 10-point), Babins et al. (BCS 18-...
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the diagnostic performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) parameters by region of interest (ROI) methods in differentiating mass-forming autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).MethodsThe institutional review board approved this retrospective study and the requirement for informed consent was waived. Twenty-three patients with mass-forming AIP and 144 patients with PDAC underwent diffusion-weighted imaging withb-values of 0 s/mm2 and 800 s/mm2. The minimum, maximum, and mean ADC values obtained by placing ROIs within lesions and percentile ADC values (1...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study aims to analyze the splicing characteristics of dystrophin PEs and compare them with those of dystrophin canonical exons (CEs). Forty-two reported dystrophin PEs were divided into a splice site (ss) group and a splicing regulatory element (SRE) group. Five dystrophin PEs with characteristics of poison exons were identified and categorized as the possible poison exon group. The comparative analysis of each essential splicing signal among different groups of dystrophin PEs and dystrophin CEs revealed that the possible poison exon group had a stronger 3′ ss compared to any other group. As for auxiliary SR...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Ravi Mohanka, Prashantha Rao, Mitul Shah, Amit Gupte, Vinayak Nikam, Mihir Vohra, Ruhi Kohli, Anurag Shrimal, Ankush Golhar, Ameya Panchwagh, Saurabh Kamath, Akash Shukla, Priyesh Patel, Somnath Chattopadhyay, Gaurav Chaubal, Yasmin Shaikh, Vidhi Dedhia, Shivali S. Sarmalkar, Ravikiran Maghade, Kavita Shinde
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Regular statin use was not shown to be protective against PEP. A further investigation is warranted before this medication is tested in prospective randomized trials.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: LIVER, PANCREAS & BILIARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion and Perspectives Collectively, previous studies showed that numerous types of TCMs protect against AKI via different mechanisms of action, including inhibiting inflammation, cell apoptosis, necroptosis, ferroptosis, and restraining oxidative stress etc. These data support the potential application of these TCMs as novel therapeutic agents in treating patients with AKI. Although some TCMs have entered preclinical trials, it is essential to initiate pre-clinical pharmacologic and toxicologic trials and clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TCMs usage. Moreover, considering that some TCMs are dele...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Run Rat® is a commonly used rodenticide and the toxic effects are mediated through conversion of phosphide to phosphine gas. The majority of the deaths had occurred in the first 12 to 24 h and the main causes identified are refractory hypotension and arrhythmias. The late deaths (beyond 24 h) had been commonly due to adult respiratory distress syndrome, liver and renal failure. The outcome is poorer with delayed presentation, development of coagulopathy, hyperglycaemia and multiorgan failure with elevated liver enzymes. In our patient, Zinc phosphide poisoning caused severe acute kidney injury, ab...
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
A 37-year-old woman is brought into the emergency department by EMS after being found down next to a bottle of an unknown substance. (See photo.) Her family said she was initially tearful and repeatedly mumbling, “I’m sorry,” and became progressively less responsive.   She was obtunded and intubated for airway protection upon arrival to the ED. Her initial vital signs were a temperature of 98.8°F, heart rate 110 bpm, blood pressure 187/118 mm Hg, respiratory rate 22 bpm, and pulse oximetry 98% on ventilator. Initial ABG reveals a pH 6.89, pCO2 16, pO2 174, and bicarbonate 3.1. Pertinent lab resul...
Source: The Tox Cave - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
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