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SIRT1 protects against cigarette smoke-induced lung oxidative stress via FOXO3-dependent mechanism.
Abstract Oxidative and carbonyl stress is increased in lungs of smokers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as in cigarette smoke (CS)-exposed rodent lungs. We previously showed that sirtuin1 (SIRT1), an anti-aging protein, is reduced in lungs of CS-exposed mice and COPD patients, and that SIRT1 attenuates CS-induced lung inflammation and injury. It is not clear whether SIRT1 protects against CS-induced lung oxidative stress. Therefore, we determined the effect of SIRT1 on lung oxidative stress and antioxidants in response to CS exposure using loss and gain of function approaches...
Source: Am J Physiol Lung Ce... - March 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yao H, Sundar IK, Ahmad T, Lerner C, Gerloff J, Friedman AE, Phipps RP, Sime PJ, McBurney MW, Guarente LP, Rahman I Tags: Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol Source Type: research

C-X-C Motif Chemokine 13 (CXCL13) is a Prognostic Biomarker of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Conclusions: CXCL13 is increased, and a prognostic biomarker in IPF patients, and more so than in COPD patients. This contrast indicates CXCL13 over-expressions are intrinsic to IPF, rather than an epiphenomenon of lung injury. The present data implicate CXCL13 and B-cells in IPF pathogenesis, and support considerations for trials of specific B-cell-targeted therapies in patients with this intractable disease. PMID: 24628285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - March 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vuga LJ, Tedrow JR, Pandit KV, Tan J, Kass DJ, Xue J, Chandra D, Leader JK, Gibson KF, Kaminski N, Sciurba FC, Duncan SR Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Haze in China: Current and future challenges.
Abstract Regional haze which triggered both public anxiety and official concerns has been one of the most disastrous weather events in China in recent years. Haze not only had negative impact on daily life, but also an indicator of high concentrations of PM2.5 with the potential to adversely impact public health by damaging people's respiratory, cardiovascular, blood vessel of brain and nervous system. The dust-haze is an accumulated result for a long time of both natural factors and unhealthy economic growth model. In order to tackle air pollution, a number of policies and measures which target at reducing polluti...
Source: Environmental Pollution - March 14, 2014 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Li M, Zhang L Tags: Environ Pollut Source Type: research

System Medicine Approaches for the Definition of Complex Phenotypes in Chronic Diseases and Ageing. From Concept to Implementation and Policies.
Gris JC, Guillot B, Hayot M, Jeandel C, Jonquet O, Journot L, Mathieu G, Morel J, Ninot G, Pelissier JY, Picot MC, Rabier-Pontal F, Robine JM, Rodier M, Sultan A, Wojtusciszyn A, Auffray C, Balling R, Barbara C, Cambon-Thomsen A, Chavannes NH, Chuchalin A, Crooks G, Dedeu A, Fabbri LM, Garcia-Aymeric J, Hassan J, Gomes EM, Palkonen S, Piette F, Pison C, Price D, Samolinski B, Schunemann HJ, Sterk PJ, Yiallouros P, Roca J, Perre PV, Mercier J Abstract Chronic diseases are diseases of long duration and slow progression. Major NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, rheumatologic...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - March 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Bousquet J, Jorgensen C, Dauzat M, Cesario A, Camuzat T, Bourret R, Best N, Anto JM, Abecassis F, Aubas P, Avignon A, Badin M, Blain H, Bourdin A, Bringer J, Camu W, Cayla G, Costa DJ, Courtet P, Cristol JP, Demoly P, de la Coussaye JE, Fesler P, Gouzi F, Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research

New Treatments for COPD in the Elderly.
Abstract In elderly people the respiratory function is affected by anatomical and physiological modifications caused by aging. Elderly COPD patients are characterized by a complexity due to an increasing prevalence of comorbidities related to the age that suggest peculiar care in prescribing the therapy in those patients, also considering other disabilities that are not related with respiratory disorders as physical and mental limitations. Nowadays a therapy that allows modifying the long-term decline in lung function of patients suffering from COPD does not yet exist and, therefore, the treatment of this disease i...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - March 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Matera MG, Calzetta L, Rogliani P, Cesario A, Cazzola M Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Respiratory Medicine CME - March 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical course of patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease: can we predict the prognosis?
Pharmacogenomics , March 2014, Vol. 15, No. 4, Pages 449-457. (Source: Future Medicine: Pharmacogenomics)
Source: Future Medicine: Pharmacogenomics - March 13, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: article Source Type: research

Challenging the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in a patient carrying the 186-8T/C allelic variant in the CF Transmembrane Conductance Regulator gene
Conclusion: We concluded that this patient was not affected by CF. This case highlights the need for referrals to highly specialized centers and the importance of combined functional and genetic tests in making a correct diagnosis. Moreover, we confirmed a correlation between NPD tracings and cell depolarization in monocytes providing a rationale for proposing the use of leukocytes as a potential support for CF diagnosis. (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sara CaldrerGenny VerzèJan JohanssonClaudio SorioChiara AngiariMario BuffelliBaroukh AssaelPaola Melotti Source Type: research

Leptin into the ventrolateral medulla facilitates chemorespiratory response in leptin‐deficient (ob/ob) mice
ConclusionThe present results suggest that leptin acting in the respiratory nuclei of the ventrolateral medulla improves baseline VE and VT and facilitates respiratory responses to hypercapnia in ob/ob mice. (Source: Acta Physiologica)
Source: Acta Physiologica - March 13, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: M. Bassi, W. I. Furuya, J. V. Menani, D. S. A. Colombari, J. M. do Carmo, A. A. da Silva, J. E. Hall, T. S. Moreira, I. C. Wenker, D. K. Mulkey, E. Colombari Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Oral ribavirin therapy for respiratory syncytial virus infections in moderately to severely immunocompromised patients
ConclusionsOral ribavirin with or without IVIG is a well‐tolerated treatment for RSV infection in moderately to severely immunocompromised hosts. Comparative prospective studies should ideally be performed to determine if oral ribavirin is the optimal therapy for RSV infection in this patient population. (Source: Transplant Infectious Disease)
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - March 13, 2014 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: J.R. Marcelin, J.W. Wilson, R.R. Razonable, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A chest x-ray that doesn't look right
A 29-week gestation female infant was born by spontaneous vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 1.180 kg. She received surfactant and was briefly ventilated on day 1 before extubation onto biphasic continuous positive airway pressure (BiPAP). On day 5, she was reintubated and ventilated in view of increasing respiratory distress and a moderate respiratory acidosis. A postintubation chest x-ray was taken (figure 1) and the endotracheal tube (ETT) was pulled back by 0.5 cm. Blood gases normalise promptly with minimal pressure ventilation; however, over the subsequent 12 h her oxygen requirements increase fro...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice - March 13, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Parige, R., Power, S. Tags: Drugs: cardiovascular system, Radiology, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics), Metabolic disorders Epilogue Source Type: research

Differential modulation of sympathetic and respiratory activities by cholinergic mechanisms in the nucleus of the solitary tract in rats
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Experimental Physiology)
Source: Experimental Physiology - March 13, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Werner I. Furuya, Mirian Bassi, José V. Menani, Eduardo Colombari, Daniel B. Zoccal, Débora S. A. Colombari Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Inhibition of HSP70 reduces porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus replication in vitro
Conclusions: Our study revealed that HSP70 is an essential host factor required for the replication of PRRSV. The inhibition of HSP70 significantly reduced PRRSV replication, which may be applied as an effective antiviral strategy. (Source: BMC Microbiology - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Microbiology - Latest articles - March 13, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jintao GaoShuqi XiaoXiaohong LiuLiangliang WangQianqian JiDelin MoYaosheng Chen Source Type: research

Allometric scaling for chemical restraint in greater Rheas (Rhea americana) with Tiletamine and Zolazepam
Conclusions: Literature on chemical restraint and use of tiletamine and zolazepam in rheas is scarce. Chemical restraint is of extreme importance on these animals, due to their aggressive nature and low level of domesticity. This research may further establish the interspecific allometric scaling method as a viable tool for the veterinary physician in formulating anesthetic and chemical restraint protocols for wildlife animals. (Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Latest articles - March 13, 2014 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Bruno PinheiroDayanne A Silva Dantas LimaWagner LimaAna QuessadaMarcelo Rodrigues Source Type: research

Comparison of quantitative computed tomography analysis and single-indicator thermodilution to measure pulmonary edema in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Conclusion: Quantitative CT analysis and single-indicator thermodilution showed good agreement in measuring pulmonary edema. (Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine)
Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine - March 13, 2014 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Fan ZhangChen LiDa-wei WuJian-ning ZhangHai-peng Guo Source Type: research

Inhibitory effects of hydrogen sulphide on pulmonary fibrosis in smoking rats via attenuation of oxidative stress and inflammation
In conclusion, our study suggests that H2S has protective effects against pulmonary fibrosis in the smoking rats by attenuating oxidative stress and inflammation. (Source: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)
Source: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - March 13, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Xiang Zhou, Guoyin An, Jianchang Chen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Atopy patch test with Aleuroglyphus ovatus antigen in patients with atopic dermatitis
ConclusionOur data suggest a positive relation between Atopy Patch Test positive responses and Aleuroglyphus ovatus antigen concentration, no matter the kind of the atopic clinical expression. (Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology)
Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - March 13, 2014 Category: Dermatology Authors: D. Lorenzini, M. Pires, V. Aoki, R. Takaoka, R.L. Souza, C. Vasconcellos Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Short-term cigarette smoke exposure leads to metabolic alterations in lung alveolar cells.
This study examines the effect of cigarette smoke (CS) exposure on metabolism in alveolar type II cells. 8 week-old, male A/J mice were exposed to CS generated from a smoking machine for 4- or 8 weeks and a recovery group was exposed to CS for 8 weeks and allowed to recover for 2 weeks. Alveolar type II cells were isolated from either air or CS exposed mice for further anal-yses. Acute CS exposure led to a reversible air space enlargement in A/J mice as measured by the increase in mean linear intercept, indicative of alveolar destruction. The effect of CS expo-sure on cellular respiration was studied using the XF Extracell...
Source: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology - March 13, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Agarwal AR, Yin F, Cadenas E Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research

Real-time feedback for spatiotemporal field stabilization in MR systems.
CONCLUSION: Feedback field control is an effective means of eliminating dynamic field distortions in MR systems. Third-order spatial control at an update time of 100 ms has proven sufficient to largely eliminate thermal and breathing effects in brain imaging at 7 Tesla. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID: 24634192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - March 13, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: Duerst Y, Wilm BJ, Dietrich BE, Vannesjo SJ, Barmet C, Schmid T, Brunner DO, Pruessmann KP Tags: Magn Reson Med Source Type: research

Inhaled Colistin in Patients with Bronchiectasis and Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection.
Conclusions While the primary endpoint was not reached, this study shows that inhaled Colistin is a safe and effective treatment in adherent patients with bronchiectasis and chronic P. aeruginosa infection. Clinicial trial registration available at www.controlled-trials.com, i.d. ISRCTN49790596. PMID: 24625200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - March 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Haworth CS, Foweraker JE, Wilkinson P, Kenyon RF, Bilton D Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula in children with repaired esophageal atresia and the usefulness of flexible bronchoscopy.
PMID: 24630317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Platnaris A, Lianou D, Kaditis AG Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Guideline on Management of Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.
Abstract The aim of the proposed recommendations is be a tool to facilitate decision-making in patients with a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN). For an optimal decision, accessibility to the different diagnostics techniques and patient preferences need to be incorporated. The first assessment, which includes a chest computed tomography scan, separates a group of patients with extrapulmonary neoplasm or a high surgical risk who require individualized management. Another two groups of patients are patients with SPN up to 8mm and those who have a subsolid SPN, for which specific recommendations are established. SPN lar...
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - March 13, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alvarez Martínez CJ, Bastarrika Alemañ G, Disdier Vicente C, Fernández Villar A, Hernández Hernández JR, Maldonado Suárez A, Moreno Mata N, Rosell Gratacós A Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Inhibitory effects of hydrogen sulphide on pulmonary fibrosis in smoking rats via attenuation of oxidative stress and inflammation.
In conclusion, our study suggests that H2 S has protective effects against pulmonary fibrosis in the smoking rats by attenuating oxidative stress and inflammation. PMID: 24629044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Cell Mol Med)
Source: J Cell Mol Med - March 13, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Zhou X, An G, Chen J Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research

A survey of percutaneous chest drainage practice in French university surgical ICU's.
CONCLUSION: The frequent use of trocar (and therefore of large drains) for pleural drainage in French ICU's differs significantly from the British guidelines. PMID: 24631004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Annales Francaises d'Anesthesie et de Reanimation)
Source: Annales Francaises d'Anesthesie et de Reanimation - March 13, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Remérand F, Bazin Y, Gage J, Laffon M, Fusciardi J Tags: Ann Fr Anesth Reanim Source Type: research

Predictors of Clinical Success Among a National Veterans Affairs Cohort With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia.
CONCLUSIONS: MRSA pneumonia tends to affect patients with complex care, and identification of the predictors of clinical success is useful when considering different therapeutic approaches. In this national cohort of VA patients with MRSA pneumonia, treatment was the only modifiable variable predicting clinical success. PMID: 24631473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical Therapeutics)
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - March 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Caffrey AR, Morrill HJ, Puzniak LA, Laplante KL Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research

Linking social capital and mortality in the elderly: A Swedish national cohort study.
CONCLUSION: There are associations between low linking social capital and mortality from chronic disorders and suicide in the elderly population. Community support for elderly people living in neighborhoods with low levels of linking social capital may need to be strengthened. PMID: 24632181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental Gerontology)
Source: Experimental Gerontology - March 13, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sundquist K, Hamano T, Li X, Kawakami N, Shiwaku K, Sundquist J Tags: Exp Gerontol Source Type: research

Mylan launches overdose treatment
Canonsburg-based drug giant Mylan Inc. has launched a commonly used generic drug treatment for overdoses of heroin and other opioids. Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) is marketing single-dose vials of naloxone hydrochloride, which is used to reverse respiratory depression and other central nervous system effects of opioid overdoses. The drug was deemed equivalent to Naloxone Hydrochloride injection, which is made by Hospira Inc. Naloxone had U.S. sales of about $12.3 million for the year ending Dec. 31, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Kris B. Mamula Source Type: research

Organophosphate poisoning presenting with muscular weakness and abdominal pain- a case report
Conclusion: Organophosphate poisonings causes up to 25% mortality worldwide. A major contributing factor for that are different complications. Awareness of these complications can reduce both mortality and morbidity. Early diagnosis of complications and timely therapeutic measures can improve prognosis. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - March 12, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Fazle ChowdhuryMd BariMM AlamMd RahmanBinayak BhattacharjeeJunaid QayyumMd Mridha Source Type: research

Predictive factors of severe multilobar pneumonia and shock in patients with influenza
Conclusions These variables should be taken into account by physicians evaluating a patient affected by influenza as additional information to that provided by the usual risk scores. (Source: Emergency Medicine Journal)
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - March 12, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Garcia Gutierrez, S., Quintana, J. M., Baricot, M., Bilbao, A., Capelastegui, A., Cilla Eguiluz, C. G., Dominguez, A., Castilla, J., Godoy, P., Delgado-Rodriguez, M., Soldevila, N., Astray, J., Mayoral, J. M., Martin, V., Gonzalez-Candelas, F., Galan, J. Tags: Drugs: infectious diseases, Influenza, Pneumonia (infectious disease), TB and other respiratory infections, Vaccination / immunisation, Pneumonia (respiratory medicine) Original article Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial of a nurse‐led case management programme for hospital‐discharged older adults with co‐morbidities
ConclusionThe postdischarge interventions led by the nurse case managers on self‐management of disease using the empowerment approach were able to provide effective clinical and patient outcomes for older patients having co‐morbidities. (Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing)
Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing - March 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan Ka Yee Chow, Frances Kam Yuet Wong Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The evidence base for non‐CF bronchiectasis is finally evolving
See article, page 321 (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: David J. Serisier Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Is it a process or an outcome?
See article, page 330 (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Melissa J. Benton Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

The changing landscape of HIV‐related lung disease: Non‐AIDS lung malignancy as a player in the field
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Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Matthew R. Gingo Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Corrigendum
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: CORRIGENDUM Source Type: research

Erratum
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Forthcoming Meetings
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: FORTHCOMING MEETINGS Source Type: research

Journal Statistics
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: JOURNAL STATISTICS Source Type: research

Extrafine Beclomethasone/formoterol compared to Fluticasone/salmeterol Combination Therapy in COPD
Conclusion: BDP/FF extrafine combination provides COPD patients with an equivalent improvement of dyspnoea and a faster bronchodilation in comparison to FP/S.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01245569 (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Latest articles - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dave SinghGabriele NicoliniEddi BindiMassimo CorradiDaniele GuastallaJorg KampschulteW¿adys¿aw Pierzcha¿aAbdullah SayinerMária SzilasiClaudio TerzanoJørgen Vestbo Source Type: research

Rosiglitazone is a superior bronchodilator compared to chloroquine and beta-adrenoceptor agonists in mouse lung slices
Conclusions: This study demonstrates the superior effectiveness of RGZ in comparison to CQ and beta-adrenoceptor agonists as a dilator of mouse small airways. Further investigation of the mechanisms underlying the relatively greater efficacy of RGZ under these conditions are warranted and should be extended to include studies in human asthmatic airways. (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - March 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chantal DonovanMirjam SimoonsJames EspositoJean Ni CheongMeaghan FitzPatrickJane Bourke Source Type: research

Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome: LIFR and associated cytokines in clinical course and etiology
Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome (STWS; OMIM #610559) is a rare bent-bone dysplasia that includes radiologic bone anomalies, respiratory distress, feeding difficulties, and hyperthermic episodes. STWS usually results in infant mortality, yet some STWS patients survive into and, in some cases, beyond adolescence. STWS is caused by a mutation in the leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) gene, which is inherited in an autosomally recessive pattern. Most LIFR mutations resulting in STWS are null mutations which cause instability of the mRNA and prevent the formation of LIFR, impairing the signaling pathway. LIFR signaling usually...
Source: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases - March 12, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Dawn MikelonisCheryl JorcykKen TawaraJulia Oxford Source Type: research

What do we really know about infants who attend Accident and Emergency departments?
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the importance of providing a clear clinical diagnosis and coding system for Accident and Emergency attendances and understanding that system fully. This would allow for better informed health service evaluation, planning and research as each of these relies on the interpretation of routine health-care data. Furthermore, the relatively high proportion (10%) of infants attending with no discernible underlying medical abnormality suggests the health needs of a significant proportion of infants attending Accident and Emergency departments may be better addressed by alternative service provi...
Source: The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Health Management Authors: Heys, M., Kwong, H.-M., Reed, J., Blair, M. Tags: Peer Review Source Type: research

Burnout in the intensive care unit professionals
Conclusion: High level of EE, DP and lower PAs were seen among two groups of health care providers in the ICUs. (Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - March 12, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Kalpalatha K GuntupalliSherry WachtelAntara MallampalliSalim Surani Source Type: research

Cerebral fat embolism syndrome after long bone fracture due to gunshot injury
We presented a 20-year-old male admitted with gun-shot wounds to his left leg. Twenty-four hours after the event, he had generalized tonic clonic seizures, decorticate posture and a Glascow Coma Scale of seven with localization of painful stimuli. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a star-field pattern defining multiple lesions of restricted diffusion. On a 4-week follow-up, he had returned to normal neurological function. Despite the severity of the neurological condition upon initial presentation, the case cerebral fat embolism illustrates that, cerebral dysfunction associated with cerebral fat emb...
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - March 12, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Latif DuranServet KayhanCelal KatiHizir Ufuk AkdemirKemal BalciYucel Yavuz Source Type: research

Lemierre's syndrome: An often missed life-threatening infection
We describe a case of a patient with Lemierre's syndrome who was initially misdiagnosed with viral upper respiratory tract infection. High index of suspicion is pivotal to the diagnosis of this infection and Lemierre's syndrome should always be considered as a potential cause of sepsis in an otherwise healthy patient. (Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - March 12, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Narat SrivaliPatompong UngprasertWonngarm KittanamongkolchaiNischala Ammannagari Source Type: research

Influence of the cardiac glycoside digoxin on cardiac troponin I, acid-base and electrolyte balance, and haematobiochemical profiles in healthy donkeys (Equus asinus)
Conclusions: It is concluded that administration of digoxin to healthy donkeys (14 mug/kg) did not result in elevations of serum cTnI concentration, signs of digoxin intoxication, ECG abnormalities and did not increase serum concentrations of blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. (Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Latest articles)
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Latest articles - March 12, 2014 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Mohamed TharwatFahd Al-Sobayil Source Type: research