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  1. Determination of 24-hour insulin infusion pattern by an artificial endocrine pancreas for intravenous insulin infusion with a miniature pump

    Kølendorf, K; Christiansen, J S; Bojsen, J; Svendsen, P A; Teglbjærg, Lars Stubbe

    1981-01-01

    UNLABELLED: Intravenous insulin infusion with a glucose controlled insulin infusion system (GCIIS) is known to restore glucose homeostasis. A simpler approach to improve blood glucose regulation is preprogrammed intravenous insulin infusion with portable pumps without sensor-mediated feedback. We...... report a study designed to evaluate whether the preprogrammed insulin infusion pattern to be used in the miniature insulin infusion pump (MIIP) could be optimized by concomitant employment of the GCIIS for blood glucose control. Six juvenile-onset insulin-dependent diabetics (mean age 31 yrs) were...... studied. Mean blood glucose (MBG) was 6.2 mmol/l +/- 0.5 (SD) during glucose controlled infusion and 5.3 +/- 0.6 during the combined MIIP + GCIIS-day. The insulin requirements calculated from the s.c. regimen (56 U +/- 10 SD) were identical to the GCIIS-measured (51 U +/- 14) and to the amounts delivered...

  2. Intravenous infusion of glucose and insulin in relation to milk secretion in the sow.

    Reynolds, L; Rook, J A

    1977-01-01

    1. A comparison was made of the composition of milk from front and rear tetas in four sows. There were small and not significant differences in fat, protein and lactose contents, and in the fatty-acid composition of the milk fat with the exception of the 18:3 acid where the difference was also small but significant. 2. The effects of intravenous infusions of glucose and insulin in lactating sows on milk secretion and blood composition were investigated in two sows. 3. Intravenous infusion of glucose had no effect on blood plasma glucose concentration but increased the yields of lactose, protein and water. 4. Intravenous infusion of insulin depressed plasma glucose concentration and the yields of lactose and water. The yield of protein was unaffected. 5. It is concluded that differences between the non-ruminant (the sow) and the ruminant in the responses in milk secretion to glucose infusion may be related to differences in the sensitivity to insulin of mammary tissue. PMID:849401

  3. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion: on the way to the artificial pancreas

    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Karpel'ev; Elena Anatol'evna Fedorova; Yury Ivanovich Philippov; Aleksandr Yur'evich Mayorov; Marina Vladimirovna Shestakova

    2015-01-01

    Creating an "artificial pancreas" (a "closed loop" insulin pump, with self-adjusting insulin abilities, based on real time continuous glucose monitoring data) is one of the most actual medical challenges of modern engineering and cybernetics.Artificial pancreas (AP) prototypes based on wearable insulin pump with subcutaneous insulin delivery are still problematic, mainly because of slow insulin pharmacokinetics. Intravenous insulin infusion via AP allows effectively maintain euglycaemia for...

  4. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion: on the way to the artificial pancreas

    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Karpel'ev

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Creating an "artificial pancreas" (a "closed loop" insulin pump, with self-adjusting insulin abilities, based on real time continuous glucose monitoring data is one of the most actual medical challenges of modern engineering and cybernetics.Artificial pancreas (AP prototypes based on wearable insulin pump with subcutaneous insulin delivery are still problematic, mainly because of slow insulin pharmacokinetics. Intravenous insulin infusion via AP allows effectively maintain euglycaemia for inpatients, due to insulin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics advantages. Unfortunately, it cant be used for outpatients. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion is still relatively infrequently used in the world, but it is a promising alternative, compared to both previous methods due to a physiological action profile, fast insulin pharmacokinetics, relatively better safety and availability for outpatient usage.The purpose of this review is to describe the intraperitoneal insulin infusion features for diabetes patients at a point of AP creation perspectives.

  5. Insulin Infusion Set: The Achilles Heel of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion

    Heinemann, Lutz; Krinelke, Lars

    2012-01-01

    Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion from an insulin pump depends on reliable transfer of the pumped insulin to the subcutaneous insulin depot by means of an insulin infusion set (IIS). Despite their widespread use, the published knowledge about IISs and related issues regarding the impact of placement and wear time on insulin absorption/insulin action is relatively small. We also have to acknowledge that our knowledge is limited with regard to how often patients encounter issues with IIS...

  6. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

    Banshi D Saboo; Talaviya, Praful A.

    2012-01-01

    The growing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus has prompted new way of treating these patients, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) or insulin pump therapy is an increasingly form of intensive insulin therapy. An increasing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus individuals of all ages have started using insulin pump therapy. Not everyone is a good candidate for insulin pump therapy, and the clinician needs to be able to determine which patients are able to master ...

  7. Subcutaneous insulin infusion: change in basal infusion rate has no immediate effect on insulin absorption rate

    Eight insulin-dependent diabetic patients were simultaneously given subcutaneous infusions (1.12 IU/h each) of 125I-labeled Actrapid insulin in each side of the abdominal wall. After 24 h of infusion, the size of the infused insulin depots was measured by external counting for 5 h. The basal infusion rate was then doubled in one side and halved in the other for the next 4 h. Finally, 1.12 IU/h of insulin was given in both sides of the abdominal wall for an additional 3 h. The changes in the size of the depots were measured, and the absorption rates for each hour were calculated. During the first 5 h of infusion, the depot size was almost constant (approximately 5 IU) with an absorption rate that equaled the infusion rate. Doubling the infusion rate led to a significant increase in depot size, but the absorption rate remained unchanged for the first 3 h, and only thereafter was a significant increase seen. When the infusion rate was reduced to the initial 1.12 IU/h, the absorption rate remained elevated during the next 3 h. Correspondingly, when the infusion rate was decreased, the depot size also decreased, but the absorption rate remained unchanged for the first 3 h. The results show that a change in the basal insulin infusion rate does not lead to any immediate change in the insulin absorption rate. This should be considered when planning an insulin-infusion program that includes alteration(s) in the basal-rate setting

  8. Thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic cerebral stroke: intraarterial urokinase infusion vs. intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion

    To evaluate the efficacy and limitation of intra-arterial urokinase (IAUK) infusion for treatment of acute cerebral stroke. Twenty-seven acute cerebral stroke patients treated with IAUK infusion within six hours of stroke onset were reviewed. All patients showed normal initial brain findings on CT. In 21 patients, urokinase(5-15 x 105IU) was administered through a microcatheter placed into or proximal to occluded segment. Mechanical disruption of thrombus by guidewire was performed in 17 patients. Angiographic and clinical responses and complications after IAUK infusion, were evaluated and the results were compared with those of intravenous heparin(N=19) and urokinase infusion(N=19). Complete or partial angiographic recanalization of occluded segment was found in 18 patients (67%), and neurologic improvement was followed in 14 patients(52%). The degree of improvement on the stroke scale score after IAUK infusion was statistically more significant(p<0.05) than that shown after intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion. Complications after IAUK infusion were large(15%) and small amount intracerebral hemorrhage(15%), contrast leakage into brain parenchyma(11%), and gastrointestinal bleeding(4%). Between the IAVK and the intravenous urokinase infusion group, differences in extent and types of complications were statistically insignificant, but were significantly higher in those two groups than in the intravenous heparin infusion group. IAUK infusion may be effective for the treatment of acute cerebral stroke

  9. Thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic cerebral stroke: intraarterial urokinase infusion vs. intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion

    Ko, Gi Young; Suh, Dae Chul; Lee, Jae Hong; Kim, Jun Hyoung; Choi, Choong Gon; Lee, Ho Kyu; Lee, Myoung Chong [Ulsan Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-07-01

    To evaluate the efficacy and limitation of intra-arterial urokinase (IAUK) infusion for treatment of acute cerebral stroke. Twenty-seven acute cerebral stroke patients treated with IAUK infusion within six hours of stroke onset were reviewed. All patients showed normal initial brain findings on CT. In 21 patients, urokinase(5-15 x 10{sup 5}IU) was administered through a microcatheter placed into or proximal to occluded segment. Mechanical disruption of thrombus by guidewire was performed in 17 patients. Angiographic and clinical responses and complications after IAUK infusion, were evaluated and the results were compared with those of intravenous heparin(N=19) and urokinase infusion(N=19). Complete or partial angiographic recanalization of occluded segment was found in 18 patients (67%), and neurologic improvement was followed in 14 patients(52%). The degree of improvement on the stroke scale score after IAUK infusion was statistically more significant(p<0.05) than that shown after intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion. Complications after IAUK infusion were large(15%) and small amount intracerebral hemorrhage(15%), contrast leakage into brain parenchyma(11%), and gastrointestinal bleeding(4%). Between the IAVK and the intravenous urokinase infusion group, differences in extent and types of complications were statistically insignificant, but were significantly higher in those two groups than in the intravenous heparin infusion group. IAUK infusion may be effective for the treatment of acute cerebral stroke.

  10. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

    Banshi D Saboo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The growing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus has prompted new way of treating these patients, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII or insulin pump therapy is an increasingly form of intensive insulin therapy. An increasing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus individuals of all ages have started using insulin pump therapy. Not everyone is a good candidate for insulin pump therapy, and the clinician needs to be able to determine which patients are able to master the techniques required and to watch for the adverse reactions that may develop. Insulin pump increases quality of life of patient with diabetes mellitus with increasing satisfaction with treatment and decrease impact of diabetes mellitus. Manual errors by insulin pump users may lead to hypo or hyperglycemia, resulting into diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA sometimes. Some of practical aspect is associated with insulin pump therapy such as selection of candidates, handling of pump and selection of site, and pump setting, henceforth this review is prepared to explore and solve the practical problems or issues associated with pump therapy.

  11. Enzymuria in neonates receiving continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin

    Colding, H; Brygge, K; Brendstrup, L; Bentzon, M W; Andersen, G E

    1992-01-01

    non-treatment periods in the same newborn infant (33 infants). The same tendency applied to AAP. Newborn infants receiving continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin were not found to be at greater risk of nephrotoxicity than those receiving intermittent gentamicin treatment, using NAG and AAP as...

  12. Nonmetabolic Complications of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion: A Patient Survey

    Pickup, John C.; Yemane, Nardos; Brackenridge, Anna; Pender, Siobhan

    2014-01-01

    Background: Little is known about the frequencies and types of nonmetabolic complications occurring in type 1 diabetes patients being treated by modern insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII]), when recorded by standardized questionnaire rather than clinical experience.

  13. Effect of perioperative insulin infusion on surgical morbidity and mortality

    Gandhi, Gunjan Y; Murad, M Hassan; Flynn, Errol David; Erwin, Patricia J; Cavalcante, Alexandre B; Bay Nielsen, Henning; Capes, Sarah E; Thorlund, Kristian; Montori, Victor M; Devereaux, P J

    2008-01-01

    To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effect of perioperative insulin infusion on outcomes important to patients.......To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effect of perioperative insulin infusion on outcomes important to patients....

  14. Increasing intravenous infusions of glucose improve body condition but not lactation performance in midlactation dairy cows.

    Al-Trad, B; Reisberg, K; Wittek, T; Penner, G B; Alkaassem, A; Gäbel, G; Fürll, M; Aschenbach, J R

    2009-11-01

    The present study was intended to test whether intravenously applied glucose would elicit dose effects on lactation performance similar to those observed after gastrointestinal glucose application. Six midlactation cows received intravenous glucose infusions (GI), increasing by 1.25% of the calculated net energy for lactation (NE(L)) requirement per day, whereas control cows received volume-equivalent saline infusions (SI). Measurements and samples were taken at surplus glucose dose levels of 0, 10, 20, and 30% of the NE(L) requirement, respectively. Body weight and backfat thickness increased linearly with increasing glucose dose for cows on GI compared with SI. No differences were observed in daily feed intake, milk energy output, and energy-corrected milk yield between treatments. However, milk protein percentage and yield increased linearly with the dose of glucose infused in the GI group. Although milk lactose was not affected by treatment during the infusion period, milk lactose percentage and yield decreased for GI, but not SI, once infusions ceased. Based on 5 diurnal blood samples, daily mean and maximum concentrations of plasma glucose and serum insulin showed linear increases with increasing GI, whereas their daily minimum concentrations were unaffected. At GI of 30% of the NE(L) requirement, marked hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia were observed at 1600 h (i.e., 1 h postprandially), coinciding with glucosuria. The revised quantitative insulin-sensitivity check index indicated linear development of insulin resistance for the GI treatment but no such change in SI cows. Glucose infusion decreased daily mean and maximum serum beta-hydroxybutyrate and daily minimum nonesterified fatty acid concentrations relative to SI, whereas serum urea nitrogen was only numerically decreased by GI. No changes were observed in the serum activities of gamma-glutamyl transferase and aspartate transaminase and in the serum concentrations of bilirubin and macrominerals. However, serum phosphorus concentration increased after withdrawal of GI, but not SI. Only in GI cows did glycogen content increase or tend to increase linearly in the liver and skeletal muscle. In conclusion, midlactation dairy cows on an energy-balanced diet directed intravenously infused glucose predominantly to body fat reserves rather than increasing lactation performance. This may suggest that the metabolic fate of glucose is modified by metabolic signals, hormonal signals, or both from the portal-drained viscera when absorbed from the intestine. PMID:19841224

  15. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Mller, N; Sorensen, Keld E; Sloth, Erik; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the...... cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 +/- 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 +/- 0.4 kg/m(2)) men volunteered in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. With the subjects remaining fasting......, peak myocardial systolic velocity S', tissue tracking TT, left ventricular ejection fraction EF, and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were measured. Ghrelin infusion increased S' 9% (P = 0.002) and TT 10% (P < 0.001), whereas EF, resting blood flow velocity, and endothelium...

  16. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Moller, Niels; Sorensen, Keld E; Sloth, Erik; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the...... cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 +/- 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 +/- 0.4 kg/m(2)) men volunteered in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. With the subjects remaining fasting......, peak myocardial systolic velocity S', tissue tracking TT, left ventricular ejection fraction EF, and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were measured. Ghrelin infusion increased S' 9% (P = 0.002) and TT 10% (P <0.001), whereas EF, resting blood flow velocity, and endothelium...

  17. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Moller, Niels; Sorensen, Keld E.; Sloth, Erik; Jørgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the...... cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 ± 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 ± 0.4 kg/m2) men volunteered in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. With the subjects remaining fasting, peak...... myocardial systolic velocity S′, tissue tracking TT, left ventricular ejection fraction EF, and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were measured. Ghrelin infusion increased S′ 9% (P = 0.002) and TT 10% (P < 0.001), whereas EF, resting blood flow velocity, and endothelium-dependent flow...

  18. Effect of Insulin Infusion on Liver Protein Synthesis during Hemodialysis

    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan; Jespersen, Bente; Ivarsen, Per

    2011-01-01

    Background Hemodialysis (HD) is a catabolic procedure that may contribute to the high frequency of protein-energy wasting among patients receiving maintenance HD. The present study investigated the additional effect of glucose and glucose-insulin infusion on liver protein synthesis during HD...... compared with a meal alone. Methods In a randomized cross-over study with three arms, 11 non-diabetic HD patients were assigned to receive a conventional HD session with either: • no treatment (NT) • IV infusion of glucose (G) • IV infusion of glucose-insulin (GI) During infusions blood glucose levels were...... maintained at 8.0-10.0 mmol/L by additional glucose infusion. Glucose and glucose-insulin infusions were commenced 2 h prior to HD and continued throughout the HD session. Fasting blood samples were collected at baseline before infusion and followed by the only meal allowed during the study. Results Blood...

  19. Continuous intravenous infusions of bromodeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

    Twelve patients were treated with continuous intravenous (24-hour) infusions of bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) at 650 or 1000 mg/m2/d for up to two weeks. Myelosuppression, especially thrombocytopenia, was the major systemic toxicity and limited the infusion period to nine to 14 days. However, bone marrow recovery occurred within seven to ten days, allowing for a second infusion in most patients. Local toxicity (within the radiation field) was minimal, with the exception of one of four patients, who underwent abdominal irradiation. Pharmacology studies revealed a steady-state arterial plasma level of 6 x 10(-7) mol/L and 1 x 10(-6) mol/L during infusion of 650 and 1000 mg/m2/d, respectively. In vivo BUdR uptake into normal bone marrow was evaluated in two patients by comparison of preinfusion and postinfusion in vitro radiation survival curves of marrow CFUc with enhancement ratios (D0-pre/D0-post) of 1.8 (with 650 mg/m2/d) and 2.5 (with 1000 mg/m2/d). In vivo BUdR incorporation into normal skin and tumor cells using an anti-BUdR monoclonal antibody and immunohistochemistry was demonstrated in biopsies from three patients revealing substantially less cellular incorporation into normal skin (less than 10%) compared with tumor (up to 50% to 70%). The authors conclude that local and systemic toxicity of continuous infusion of BUdR at 1000 mg/m2/d for approximately two weeks is tolerable. The observed normal tissue toxicity is comparable with previous clinical experience with intermittent (12 hours every day for two weeks) infusions of BUdR. Theoretically, a constant infusion should allow for greater incorporation of BUdR into cycling tumor cells and thus, for further enhancement of radiosensitization

  20. Intravenous glucagon in a deliberate insulin overdose in an adolescent with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

    White, Mary; Zacharin, Margaret R; Werther, George A; Cameron, Fergus J

    2016-02-01

    Massive insulin overdose may be associated with unpredictable and prolonged hypoglycemia. Concerns surrounding the potential provocation of insulin release from beta cells have previously prevented the use of intravenous glucagon as an adjunct to infusion of dextrose in this situation. We describe the case of a 15-yr-old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who presented with profound hypoglycemia following an overdose of an unknown quantity of premixed insulin. Owing to an increasing dextrose requirement and a dependence on hourly intramuscular glucagon injections, a continuous intravenous infusion of glucagon was commenced which successfully avoided the requirement for central venous access or concentrated dextrose infusion. Nausea was managed with anti-emetics. Intramuscular and subcutaneous glucagon is effective in the management of refractory and severe hypoglycemia in youth with both T1DM and hyperinsulinism. Concerns regarding the precipitation of rebound hypoglycemia with the use of intravenous glucagon do not relate to those with T1DM. This treatment option may be a useful adjunct in the management of insulin overdose in youth with T1DM and may avoid the requirement for invasive central venous access placement. PMID:25229989

  1. Insulin secretion after short- and long-term low-grade free fatty acid infusion in men with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Storgaard, Heidi; Jensen, Christine B; Vaag, Allan A; Vølund, Aage; Madsbad, Sten

    2003-01-01

    healthy controls of similar age and body mass index (BMI). Intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) and a graded glucose infusion (dose-response test [DORE]) were performed to determine first phase insulin response and to explore the dose response relationship between glucose concentration and insulin...... calculated for the IVGTT. Insulin action was reduced 25% after 2 and 24 hours Intralipid infusion in both groups. InIGT relatives, the beta-cell responsiveness to glucose (measured during DORE) decreased after 2 and 24 hours Intralipid infusion (P=.02), whereas first phase insulin response (measured during...... IVGTT) decreased after 24 hours Intralipid infusion. Insulin secretion measured during DORE and IVGTT was not affected by Intralipid infusion in controls. DI decreased after 2 and 24 hours Intralipid infusion in the total study population. In conclusion, insulin resistance induced by low-grade short...

  2. Case report: hyponatremia and generalized convulsion after intravenous oxytocin infusion

    Ufuk Emre

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Most patients with drug-induced hyponatraemia are asymptomatic and the diagnosis is made incidentally following routine blood tests. Mild cases may be managed either by stopping the drug or by careful observation if the drug is considered essential. Severe hyponatremia (serum sodium levels less than 120 mmol/l is associated with increased morbidity and mortality (confusion, convulsions, coma, congestive heart failure e.g.. We present a case of severe water intoxication with convulsion and prolonged coma, following the use of a high dose syntocinon infusion. A 22-year-old female who has intrauterine anencephalic fetus was refered to our hospital. Intravenous oxytocin was used to induce first-trimester abortion, eight hours later generalized tonic-clonic seizures occured and coma followed. Hyponatremia was found as the cause and treated by intravenous infusion of hypertonic 3% NaCl. The patient recovered and no seizure observed on follow-up. The central nervous system manifestations of acute hyponatremia may be related to cerebral edema. Drugs administration and electrolyte disturbances should be remembered as causes of coma and seizure in obstetric patients.

  3. Glucose uptake and pulsatile insulin infusion: euglycaemic clamp and [3-3H]glucose studies in healthy subjects

    To test the hypothesis that insulin has a greater effect on glucose metabolism when given as pulsatile than as continuous infusion, a 354-min euglycaemic clamp study was carried out in 8 healthy subjects. At random order soluble insulin was given intravenously either at a constant rate of 0.45mU/kg min or in identical amounts in pulses of 11/2 to 21/4 min followed by intervals of 101/2 to 93/4 min. Average serum insulin levels were similar during the two infusion protocols, but pulsatile administration induced oscillations ranging between 15 and 62 ?U/ml. Glucose uptake expressed as metabolic clearance rate (MCR) for glucose was significantly increased during pulsatile insulin delivery as compared with continuous administration (270-294 min: 8.70.7 vs 6.80.9 ml/kg min, P 3H]glucose infusion technique was suppressed to insignificant values. Finally, the effect of insulin on endogenous insulin secretion and lipolysis as assessed by changes in serum C-peptide and serum FFA was uninfluenced by the infusion mode. In conclusion, insulin infusion resulting in physiological serum insulin levels enhances glucose uptake in peripheral tissues in healthy subjects to a higher degree when given in a pulsed pattern mimicking that of the normal endocrine pancreas than when given as a continuous infusion. (author)

  4. Intravenous lidocaine infusion--a new treatment of chronic painful diabetic neuropathy?

    Kastrup, J; Petersen, P; Dejgård, A; Angelo, H R; Hilsted, J

    1987-01-01

    after lidocaine infusion compared to after saline infusion (P less than 0.05 and P less than 0.02, respectively). The duration of the individual effect ranged from 3 to 21 days. Lidocaine infusion had no effect on the objective measurements of neuropathy. Intravenous lidocaine infusion seems to be a new...

  5. Insulin Analogs Applied with Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (Pump in the Treatment of Diabetes

    Ercan Tuncel

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus (DM is an important health problem that should be treated efficiently because of its high prevalence and high morbidity and mortality due to its complications. In patients with DM, the application of a treatment which provides physiologic insulin secretion as such in healthy individuals is directly related with the prevention of diabetes complications. Insulin analogs, which were developed in recent years and shown to have pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic superiority to human insulin, have made it possible to obtain natural insulin pattern in the body. In addition to development of insulin analogs, introduction of insulin application method of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump has led a new era in the treatment of DM. In this review, treatment of type 1 and 2 DM patients with insulin analogs, particularly insulin aspart, applied with insulin pump was discussed in the light of the current literature.

  6. Pharmacokinetics following continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion of insulin aspart with or without initial subcutaneous bolus

    Petersen, Signe Beck; Kildegaard, J; Nielsen, F S; Sndergaard, Esben; Parkner, T; Laursen, Torben; Lauritzen, T; Skyggebjerg, Ole; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

    2010-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate time to steady state insulin concentration (C(ss)) following continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) of insulin aspart (IAsp) with or without an initial s.c. bolus. METHODS: In random order 10 healthy volunteers were given a basal insulin infusion rate (0.5 U/h) for 8 h...... with or without an initial s.c. bolus (1.4 U). Serum IAsp was measured until 3 h after infusion was stopped. RESULTS: An overshoot of IAsp was seen before C(ss) was achieved following an initial bolus of insulin as compared to no bolus. The apparent half-life (t((1/2))) with or without bolus did not...

  7. Effect of Insulin Infusion on insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) during Hemodialysis

    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan; Bjerre, Mette; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl; Flyvbjerg, Allan; Jespersen, Bente; Ivarsen, Per

    2012-01-01

    Background: Hemodialysis (HD) is a catabolic procedure probably contributing to the high frequency of protein-energy wasting among patients on maintenance HD. The aim was to investigate the effect of insulin infusion on insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) during HD compared with a meal alone...

  8. Population pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine following a two-stage intravenous infusion in healthy volunteers

    Jensen, Mette Lykke; Foster, David J.R.; Upton, Richard N.; Kristensen, Kim; Hansen, Steen Honore'; Jensen, Niels-Henrik; Nielsen, Bettina Nygaard; Skram, Ulrik; Villesen, Hanne H.; Christrup, Lona Louring

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this investigation was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine following administration of an intravenous (i.v.) infusion. To date, the population kinetics of buprenorphine has been described for bolus administration only....

  9. A Review of the Security of Insulin Pump Infusion Systems

    Klonoff, David C. [Mills-Peninsula Health Services; Paul, Nathanael R [ORNL; Kohno, Tadayoshi [University of Washington, Seattle

    2011-01-01

    Insulin therapy has enabled diabetic patients to maintain blood glucose control to lead healthier lives. Today, rather than manually injecting insulin using syringes, a patient can use a device, such as an insulin pump, to programmatically deliver insulin. This allows for more granular insulin delivery while attaining blood glucose control. The insulin pump system features have increasingly benefited patients, but the complexity of the resulting system has grown in parallel. As a result security breaches that can negatively affect patient health are now possible. Rather than focus on the security of a single device, we concentrate on protecting the security of the entire system. In this paper we describe the security issues as they pertain to an insulin pump system that includes an embedded system of components including the insulin pump, continuous glucose management system, blood glucose monitor, and other associated devices (e.g., a mobile phone or personal computer). We detail not only the growing wireless communication threat in each system component, but we also describe additional threats to the system (e.g., availability and integrity). Our goal is to help create a trustworthy infusion pump system that will ultimately strengthen pump safety, and we describe mitigating solutions to address identified security issues both for now and in the future.

  10. The contamination of intravenous fluids by writing on the infusion bag: Fact or fiction?

    James Daniel Langston

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction -Laboratory experiments were conducted to ascertain whether Sharpie brand black permanent marker ink will permeate through intravenous infusion bags. The practice of writing directly on infusion bags is a frequent yet controversial practice. There are no known written standards that exist which pertain to this practice. Methods Five types of intravenous bags containing different solutions marked with black ink from a fine point felt tipped Sharpie marker. Sample extraction occurred after infusion bags had been warmed to 40 C or remained ambient. Spectrophotometric scans and measurements were conducted at 300 to 600 NM on each solution contained in the experimental bags. Writing with Sharpie pens on filter paper and surgical tape was also conducted. Results A total of 17 experiments were conducted with intravenous bags of five different types of manufacture. There appeared to be no visible or ultraviolet spectrophotometric evidence of leaching of the ink from Sharpie pens. Four different lot numbers of Sharpie pens were used. Surgical tape that was written on using Sharpie markers readily exhibited visible evidence of permeability. Discussion - The experiments conducted would appear to indicate that the infusion containers tested maintained an intact barrier to the application of Sharpie brand permanent marker ink. Writing on surgical tape does not stop the permeability of Sharpie pens. This study could serve as a suitable pilot study for others to conduct a much more comprehensive study using a greater number of intravenous containers, solutions and ink markers. Keywords: Fluid therapy, infusion, ink, intravenous, writing.

  11. Effects of intravenous infusion of glycerol on blood parameters and urinary glycerol concentrations.

    Okano, Masato; Nishitani, Yasunori; Dohi, Michiko; Kageyama, Shinji

    2016-05-01

    In sports, the oral intake and intravenous administration of glycerol as a potential masking agent have been prohibited. The effect of glycerol on blood parameters was investigated by comparing the intravenous administration of glycerol (20g/200mL) with that of an electrolyte (8g glucose/200mL) as a comparator (n=7, fixed-dose-rate i.v. infusion, 200mL in 1h). This study was also designed to evaluate whether the urinary concentrations reached the positivity threshold after the intravenous infusion of glycerol. Significant decreases of the haemoglobin (HGB, g/dL), haematocrit (HCT, %) and OFF-h Score (OFF-score) values were observed after the infusion of glycerol (Pchange of the plasma volume between the intravenous infusions of glycerol and the glucose-based electrolyte (as the comparator) (P≥0.05). This finding might indicate that glycerol itself only exhibited limited effects on the expansion of plasma. After administration of glycerol, the urinary glycerol concentrations increased from 0.0013±0.0004mg/mL to 6.86±2.86mg/mL at 1h and 6.45±3.08mg/mL at 2h. The intravenous infusion of glycerol can most likely be detected using the current urine analysis; however, the dependence of the concentration of urinary glycerol on the urine volume should be considered. PMID:26986972

  12. Cognitively impaired elderly exhibit insulin resistance and no memory improvement with infused insulin.

    Morris, Jill K; Vidoni, Eric D; Mahnken, Jonathan D; Montgomery, Robert N; Johnson, David K; Thyfault, John P; Burns, Jeffrey M

    2016-03-01

    Insulin resistance is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), although its role in AD etiology is unclear. We assessed insulin resistance using fasting and insulin-stimulated measures in 51 elderly subjects with no dementia (ND; n = 37) and with cognitive impairment (CI; n = 14). CI subjects exhibited either mild CI or AD. Fasting insulin resistance was measured using the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Insulin-stimulated glucose disposal was assessed using the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp to calculate glucose disposal rate into lean mass, the primary site of insulin-stimulated glucose disposal. Because insulin crosses the blood-brain barrier, we also assessed whether insulin infusion would improve verbal episodic memory compared to baseline. Different but equivalent versions of cognitive tests were administered in counterbalanced order in the basal and insulin-stimulated state. Groups did not differ in age or body mass index. Cognitively impaired subjects exhibited greater insulin resistance as measured at fasting (HOMA-IR; ND: 1.09 [1.1] vs. CI: 2.01 [2.3], p = 0.028) and during the hyperinsulinemic clamp (glucose disposal rate into lean mass; ND: 9.9 (4.5) vs. AD 7.2 (3.2), p = 0.040). Cognitively impaired subjects also exhibited higher fasting insulin compared to ND subjects, (CI: 8.7 [7.8] vs. ND: 4.2 [3.8] μU/mL; p = 0.023) and higher fasting amylin (CI: 24.1 [39.1] vs. 8.37 [14.2]; p = 0.050) with no difference in fasting glucose. Insulin infusion elicited a detrimental effect on one test of verbal episodic memory (Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test) in both groups (p logical memory). In this study, although insulin resistance was observed in cognitively impaired subjects compared to ND controls, insulin infusion did not improve memory. Furthermore, a significant correlation between HOMA-IR and glucose disposal rate was present only in ND (p = 0.0002) but not in cognitively impaired (p = 0.884) subjects, indicating potentially important physiological differences between these cohorts. PMID:26923398

  13. Needle detachment from the Sure-T infusion set in two young children with diabetes mellitus (DM) treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and unexplained hyperglycaemia.

    Massa, Guy; Gys, Inge; Eyndt, Anniek Op't; Wauben, Karen; Vanoppen, Astrid

    2015-01-01

    We report on two young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, treated by continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, who developed severe hyperglycaemia and detachment of the needle from the insulin infusion set. PMID:25153227

  14. Intracranial hemodynamics during intravenous infusion of glyceryl trinitrate

    Iversen, Helle Klingenberg; Holm, Søren; Friberg, L; Tfelt-Hansen, P

    2008-01-01

    The mechanisms of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)-induced headache are not fully elucidated. In this study we administered GTN 0.5 microg/kg/min i.v. for 20 min in six healthy volunteers. Before, during and 60 min after the infusion, we investigated regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), cerebral blood...... volume (CBV), both estimated with SPECT, and blood flow velocity (BFV) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), measured with transcranial Doppler. Headache was scored on a numerical verbal rating (0-10) scale. rCBF was unchanged, CBV was slightly increased (13%) during GTN infusion, whereas BFV decreased...... both during (20%) and 60 min (15%) after GTN. Headache was short-lived and maximal during infusion. This discrepancy of time-effect curves for the effect of GTN on headache and dilatation of MCA indicates that MCA is most likely not the primary source of pain in GTN-induced headache. The time...

  15. Haemolytic anaemia as a complication to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion

    Markvardsen, Lars Høj; Harbo, Thomas; Christiansen, Ingelise; Jakobsen, Johannes Klitgaard

    performed before and two weeks after infusion of IVIg. Following treatment blood haemoglobin declined from 8.6±0.8 to 8.1±1.3mmol/l, p<0.001. Furthermore, decreasing haptoglobin and increasing reticulocyte count, blood bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase were observed, all p<0.05. The decrease of...... naive patients are susceptible to develop haemolysis. Haemolytic anaemia is a severe side effect that seems to be more frequent after immunoglobulin infusions than previously recognized....

  16. THE EFFECT OF CONTINUOUS SUBCUTANEOUS INSULIN INFUSION TREATMENT, INSULIN ANALOG, AND HUMAN INSULIN OF CHILDREN WITH DIABETES

    Elina Petkova

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of  continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII to multiple daily insulin injection (MDI either with analogues or with human insulin, based on the achieved therapeutic results such as changes in glycated hemoglobin level (HbA1c in the various therapies. The study was performed with children with type-1 diabetes in Bulgaria. The objective of this study was to serve for the Bulgarian National Health Fund (NHIF.Methods: A combined retrospective and prospective study was performed at the Endocrinology diabetes and genetic diseases clinic.51 children with type-1 diabetes were observed for 7 months diveded into three group: Group 1- on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII; Group 2- on multiple daily insulin analogues injections (MDI and Group 3 – on human insulin (HI.Patient demographic data, age, sex, weight, duration of disease, HbA1c – values before the start of the study and after the end of the observation and type of treatment (CSII; MDI or HI were observed. Cost-effectiveness, sensitivity and statistical analyses are applied to studied long-term therapeutic results.Results: The three groups of observed children do not differ statistically in age and gender. Most of the participants in Group 1 and Group 2 have suffered from diabetes from 5,6 years. The duration of diabetes was lower in the group of human insulin. All studied children are treated. By all of them the results of the treatment improved, but in the Group 1 the improvement of HbA1c is the highest. The average improvement of HbA1c in the Group 1 after the CSII introduction is 1.85, while after the application of analogue insulin is 0,59 and 0,28 respectively in the Group 3 after the treatment on human insulin.The cost of insulin pump, consumables- infusion set and insulin reservoir, blood glucose monitoring system, strips, needles and insulin cost was calculated.The total cost ot the treatment of diabetes with insulin pump for 7 months is 2358,85Euro; 856,98 Euro in the Group 2 on MDI and 744,24 Euro for 7 months in the Group 3 on human insulin.The differences in costs and therapeutic results permit to conduct cost- effectiveness analysis by comparing of the three alternatives.Our study shows that the CSII pumps allows better diabetes control compared to the treatment with analogue insulin and human insulin. Insulin pumps are also cost- effectiveness alternative for children with type 1 diabetes.

  17. Insulin secretion and cellular glucose metabolism after prolonged low-grade intralipid infusion in young men

    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Holst, Jens Juul; Dela, Flemming; Madsbad, Sten; Vaag, Allan A

    2003-01-01

    We examined the simultaneous effects of a 24-h low-grade Intralipid infusion on peripheral glucose disposal, intracellular glucose partitioning and insulin secretion rates in twenty young men, by 2-step hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp [low insulin clamp (LI), 10 mU/m(2) x min; high insulin clamp...... Intralipid infusion. At LI, glucose oxidation decreased by 10%, whereas glucose disposal, glycolytic flux, glucose storage, and glucose production were not significantly altered. At HI, glucose disposal, and glucose oxidation decreased by 12% and 24%, respectively, during Intralipid infusion. Glycolytic flux......, glucose storage, and glucose production were unchanged. Insulin secretion rates increased in response to Intralipid infusion, but disposition indices (DI = insulin action.insulin secretion) were unchanged. In conclusion, a 24-h low-grade Intralipid infusion caused insulin resistance in the oxidative (but...

  18. Effect of intravenous iron-dextran (Imferon) infusion on antigen induced monarticular arthritis in rabbits.

    Kind, C N; Blackham, A.; Morris, C. J.

    1992-01-01

    The effect of intravenously infused iron-dextran (Imferon) on the progression of antigen induced monarticular arthritis in rabbits was studied. A rapid deposition of iron and apoferritin in the synovia of arthritis joints occurred after infusion of iron-dextran during either the acute or chronic phases of the disease. This coincided with the appearance of catalytic (bleomycin reactive) iron in the synovial fluid. There was no evidence, however, for an exacerbation of the antigen induced arthr...

  19. Liposome distribution after intravenous and selective intraarterial infusion in dogs

    In an effort to improve hepatic uptake of liposomes for drug delivery, empty vesicles were administered by means of selective arterial infusion. Negatively charged, multilamellar liposomes were labeled with technetium-99m and infused into healthy adult dogs. Each dog received 100 mg/m2 of lipid over 10 minutes at 2 mL/min. Liposomes were administered via the common hepatic artery after proximal occlusion of the gastroduodenal artery, via the cranial mesenteric artery, and via the cephalic vein. Distribution (liver, spleen, and lungs) was determined by computer-assisted external imaging techniques. On the average, after arterial infusion, 69.2% of the total activity was located in the liver, 3.6% in the spleen, 3.2% in the lungs, and 3.5% in the general circulation. Following venous injection, 50.7% of the radioactivity was found in the liver, 9.1% in the spleen, 8.6% in the lungs, and 6.7% in the peripheral blood. Once the liposomes entered the systemic circulation, they were cleared at the same rate (half-life beta = 21.5 hours) independent of their route of administration. Increased hepatic liposome uptake should translate into higher local and lower systemic liposomal drug levels

  20. Treatment of lung cancer with bronchial artery infusion of cisplatin and intravenous sodium thiosulfate rescue

    Forty-nine patients with primary lung cancer were treated with bronchial artery infusion of cisplatin and intravenous injection of an antidote, sodium thiosulfate. More than 50% reduction of tumor size (PR) was observed in 8 of 9 small cell carcinomas (SCLC) and in 16 of 40 non-small cell carcinomas (NSCLC). In NSCLC patients PR was obtained in 71% (12/17) after repeated infusions (? 200 mg cisplatin) and in 17% (4/23) after a single infusion (? 150 mg cisplatin). There was a significant linear relationship between cisplatin dose and tumor reduction in this group. No severe adverse effects were encountered. (orig.)

  1. Intravenous antibiotics infusion and bacterial resistence: nursing responsability

    Heloisa Helena Karnas Hoefel; Liana Lautert

    2006-01-01

    The success of antibiotics treatment and development of bacterial resistance depend on many factors. The preparation and management of these factors are associated with nursing care. The aim of this paper is review literature about preparation, management and knowledge of intravenous antibiotics errors analyzing possibilities of influence of bacterial resistance prevention by nurses. Methods: a systematic review was done from LiILACS and M...

  2. Boron biodistribution in Beagles after intravenous infusion of 4-dihydroxyborylphenylalanine-fructose complex

    Boron biodistribution after intravenous infusion of 4-dihydroxyborylphenylalanine-fructose (BPA-F) complex was investigated in six dogs. Blood samples were evaluated during and following doses of 205 and 250 mg/kgbw BPA in a 30 min infusion, and 500 mg/kgbw in a 1 h infusion. Samples from whole blood, urine, brain and other organs were analysed for boron content after varying times following the onset of infusion. The whole blood boron concentrations declined from 27 to 8.4 ppm over the period of 39-165 min after the onset of infusion and the levels increased from 1.9 to 12 ppm in the grey matter of the brain over the same period. The boron concentrations in whole blood decreased steadily, whereas the boron values in brain tissue rose steadily with time. It was concluded that whole blood boron concentrations do not seem to reflect accurately the boron concentration in brain tissue at respective time points

  3. Cardiac rhythm abnormalities during intravenous immunoglobulin G(IVIG) infusion in two newborn infants: coincidence or association?

    Tufekci, Sinan; Coban, Asuman; Bor, Meltem; Yasa, Beril; Nisli, Kemal; Ince, Zeynep

    2015-01-01

    We report the occurrence of supraventricular tachycardia during intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion. Supraventricular tachycardia was observed in two newborn patients during IVIG infusion. Both of the babies responded to adenosine treatment. Cardiorespiratory monitoring during IVIG infusion can be recommended because of the possibility of this potentially lifethreatening adverse effect.

  4. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in diabetes: patient populations, safety, efficacy, and pharmacoeconomics.

    Pozzilli, Paolo; Battelino, Tadej; Danne, Thomas; Hovorka, Roman; Jarosz-Chobot, Przemyslawa; Renard, Eric

    2016-01-01

    The level of glycaemic control necessary to achieve optimal short-term and long-term outcomes in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) typically requires intensified insulin therapy using multiple daily injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. For continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, the insulins of choice are the rapid-acting insulin analogues, insulin aspart, insulin lispro and insulin glulisine. The advantages of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion over multiple daily injections in adult and paediatric populations with T1DM include superior glycaemic control, lower insulin requirements and better health-related quality of life/patient satisfaction. An association between continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and reduced hypoglycaemic risk is more consistent in children/adolescents than in adults. The use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is widely recommended in both adult and paediatric T1DM populations but is limited in pregnant patients and those with type 2 diabetes mellitus. All available rapid-acting insulin analogues are approved for use in adult, paediatric and pregnant populations. However, minimum patient age varies (insulin lispro: no minimum; insulin aspart: ≥2 years; insulin glulisine: ≥6 years) and experience in pregnancy ranges from extensive (insulin aspart, insulin lispro) to limited (insulin glulisine). Although more expensive than multiple daily injections, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is cost-effective in selected patient groups. This comprehensive review focuses on the European situation and summarises evidence for the efficacy and safety of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, particularly when used with rapid-acting insulin analogues, in adult, paediatric and pregnant populations. The review also discusses relevant European guidelines; reviews issues that surround use of this technology; summarises the effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on patients' health-related quality of life; reviews relevant pharmacoeconomic data; and discusses recent advances in pump technology, including the development of closed-loop 'artificial pancreas' systems. © 2015 The Authors. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. PMID:25865292

  5. Intravenous antibiotics infusion and bacterial resistence: nursing responsability

    Heloisa Helena Karnas Hoefel

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The success of antibiotics treatment and development of bacterial resistance depend on many factors. The preparation and management of these factors are associated with nursing care. The aim of this paper is review literature about preparation, management and knowledge of intravenous antibiotics errors analyzing possibilities of influence of bacterial resistance prevention by nurses. Methods: a systematic review was done from LiILACS and Medline searching for the word nursing and bacterial resistance, antibiotics control, hospital infections, administration drugs, errors and adverse events. There were chose 58 papers about nursing and/or were basics for international and Brazilian studies. Results: It was described international classifications errors and consequences analyzing their possible influences on antibiotics effects. Based on these knowledge, interventions are recommended to implement safety practice and care.

  6. Activity of hepatic but not skeletal muscle carnitine palmitoyltransferase enzyme is depressed by intravenous glucose infusions in lactating dairy cows.

    Al-Trad, B; Wittek, T; Gäbel, G; Fürll, M; Reisberg, K; Aschenbach, J R

    2010-12-01

    A positive energy balance in dairy cows pre-partum may decrease hepatic carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) enzyme activity, which might contribute to disturbances of lipid metabolism post-partum. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether skeletal muscle CPT activity can also be downregulated during positive energy balance. Mid-lactating dairy cows were maintained on intravenous infusion of either saline (control) or glucose solutions that increased linearly over 24 days, remained at the 24-day level until day 28 and were suspended thereafter. Liver and skeletal muscle biopsies, as well as four diurnal blood samples, were taken on days 0, 8, 16, 24, and 32, representing infusion levels equivalent to 0%, 10%, 20%, 30% and 0% of the net energy for lactation (NE(L)) requirement respectively. Glucose infusion increased serum insulin concentrations on day 16 and 24 while plasma glucose levels were increased at only a single time point on day 24. Serum beta-hydroxybutyric acid concentrations decreased between day 8 and 24; whereas changes in non-esterified fatty acids were mostly insignificant. Total lipid contents of liver and skeletal muscle were not affected by treatment. Hepatic CPT activity decreased with glucose infusion (by 35% on day 24) and remained decreased on day 32. Hepatic expression levels of CPT-1A and CPT-2 mRNA were not significantly altered but tended to reflect the changes in enzyme activity. In contrast to the liver, no effect of glucose infusion was observed on skeletal muscle CPT activity. We conclude that suppression of CPT activity by positive energy balance appears to be specific for the liver in mid-lactating dairy cows. PMID:20546068

  7. Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with outpatient treatment using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

    Boulton, A.J.; Knight, G; Drury, J.; Ward, J. D.

    1983-01-01

    The occurrence of ketoacidosis in out-patient diabetics treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) has received little attention. We report two such cases of ketosis, each precipitated by infection and occurring in patients previously well controlled on CSII. This report illustrates that the risk of ketoacidosis is ever present in insulin-treated patients, whether the insulin is infused by pump or injected intermittently.

  8. Intravenous infusion of hyperosmotic NaCl solution induces acute cor pulmonale in anesthetized rats.

    Abe, Chikara; Tsuru, Yoshiharu; Iwata, Chihiro; Ogihara, Ryosuke; Morita, Hironobu

    2013-01-01

    Intravenous hyperosmotic NaCl infusion is an effective treatment for circulatory shock. However, a fast infusion rate (2 mL/kg at the rate of 1 mL/s) induces transient hypotension. This response has been reported to be due to decreased total peripheral resistance and/or decreased cardiac performance. Although the hypotension is transient and recovers within 2 min without detrimental consequences, it is important to understand the associated hemodynamics and mechanisms. We found that the hypotensive effect was larger with intravenous NaCl infusion than with intra-aortic infusion, indicating that change in cardiac performance played a more significant role than change in peripheral resistance. NaCl infusion induced an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and central venous pressure and a decrease in right ventricular dP/dt max, suggesting acute cor pulmonale. Diastolic ventricular crosstalk-induced left ventricular failure was also observed. Hyperosmotic NaCl-induced hypotension was therefore mainly due to a combination of acute cor pulmonale and left ventricular failure. PMID:23015108

  9. Comparative study of intravenous urographic bolus (I.U.B.) and intravenous urographic infusion (I.U.I.) in dogs

    Two urographic methods were compared: the intravenous urographic bolus (i.u.b.) and the intravenous urographic infusion (i.u.i.). In both methods, two groups of seven healthy adult dogs of both sexes, weighing7.0 to 16.5 kg were used and were anaesthesized with 2% thiopentone sodium in doses of 20 mg/kg via cephalica. In the i.u.b., meglumine diatrizoate (Hypaque-M, 60%) was injected via saphena with a concentration of 282 mg of iodine per mi in doses of 564 mg of iodine per kg. In the i.u.i., meglumine diatrizoate was injected via saphena by drip infusion with a concentration of 200 mg of iodine per mi in doses of 500 mg of iodine per kg. Three series of two X-rays each were taken in ventrodorsal projection 1, 4 and 8 min and left lateral recumbency 30 sec after administering the contrast medium. The X-ray plates obtained were analyzed and compared intra and inter group considering the advance speed of the contrast medium, the radiographic density and outline, and kidney size. The advance speed of the contrast medium was higher in the i.u.i., reaching the kidney, ureter and bladder 1 min after administration in both projections; in ventrodorsal projections in the i.u.b. only the kidneys were reached while in the left lateral recumbency, the kidney and ureters were reached

  10. Uptake of iodinated deoxyuridine in a murine melonama following multiple-day intravenous infusions

    Techniques are described for multi-day intravenous (i.v.) infusions of iodinated deoxyuridine (IdUrd) into mice. Percent incorporation into DNA as a thymidine (Thd) analog is reported, as measured by radioactive tag (125IdUrd) and by neutron activation analysis (NAA). Quantitative measurements of IdUrd incorporation in DNA are requisite for meaningful evaluation of the effects of radiation enhancement resulting from radiation sensitization and the stimulation of Auger cascades (photon activation)

  11. Identification Bracelet Precipitated Acute Compartment Syndrome during Intravenous Infusion in an Obtunded Patient

    Zafar, Wahib; Chaucer, Benjamin; Felek, Suleyman; Arsura, Edward L; Nfonoyim, Jay

    2016-01-01

    Acute compartment syndrome is a serious condition requiring immediate medical care. A lack of urgent medical treatment can result in serious complications such as loss of function and even amputation. While the pathophysiology of acute compartment syndrome is well understood, numerous potential causes are still being discovered. A rare cause of acute compartment syndrome is IV infiltration. We present a case of acute compartment syndrome resulting from intravenous infusion due to proximal pla...

  12. Treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma by continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant interleukin-2

    Geertsen, P F; Hermann, G G; von der Maase, H; Steven, K

    1992-01-01

    PURPOSE: A single-center phase II study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) administered by continuous infusion to patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients with RCC were entered onto the study. rIL-2...... (Proleukin; Eurocetus Corp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) was administered intravenously in a dose of 18 x 10(6) IU/m2 per 24 hours. A maximum of two induction cycles and four maintenance cycles were given. Each induction cycle consisted of two rIL-2 infusion periods of 120 hours and 108 hours duration......, respectively; these were separated by a 6-day rest period. Each maintenance cycle consisted of a 120 hours rIL-2 infusion period. RESULTS: Six of 30 assessable patients (20%) responded; two (7%) with a complete response (CR) and four (13%) with a partial response (PR). The response duration for patients with...

  13. Computer simulations of propofol infusions for total intravenous anaesthesia in dogs : review article

    K.E. Joubert

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The volatile anaesthetic agents halothane, isoflurane and enflurane are all chlorofluorocarbons and according to international treaties, their emission into the atmosphere will be prohibited from the year 2030. The agents desflurane and sevoflurane are fluorinated hydrocarbons and act as greenhouse gases. The future of veterinary anaesthesia could be dependent on the development of total intravenous anaesthesia. Drugs utilised in total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA should have a short duration of action and no tendency to accumulate in the body. Propofol has been the dominant agent used. Computer technology has enabled targeted plasma concentration controlled infusions to replace manual infusion regimens. This study simulated the pharmacokinetics of various infusion regimens similar to those used in clinical practice using previously published pharmocokinetic data. Bolus doses of 0, 4, 6 and 8 mg/kg were simulated in combination with infusion rates of 0, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mg/kg/min for either 240 or 1440 min. The computer was also programmed to maintain a steady state plasma concentration based on the previous simulated data. Generated data were then compared with published data. Changes in the context-sensitive half-life for propofol were also evaluated. Results showed that the generated data were similar to published data. A decrease in plasma concentration to levels associated with a light plane of anaesthesia was evident even when the highest bolus dose and infusion rate were used. There was a slow rise in plasma concentration when only an infusion was used. A lightening of anaesthetic plane may be evident early in the course of TIVA and careful monitoring of anaesthetic depth is required. As the duration of the infusion increased, plasma concentration steadily rose but achieved 95 % of the steady state by 204 min. The most dramatic changes in plasma concentration occurred in the first hour of an infusion. Similarly, the infusion rates decreased most in the first 70 min. Most changes in anaesthetic depth are likely to occur early in the course of TIVA and careful observation of anaesthetic depth is required.

  14. Evidence for reduced thermic effect of insulin and glucose infusions in Pima Indians.

    Bogardus, C.; Lillioja, S; Mott, D; J. Zawadzki; Young, A; Abbott, W

    1985-01-01

    Several authors have reported a reduced thermic effect of food in obese subjects. The hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp technique has been used to measure one component of the thermic effect of food, insulin and insulin-mediated glucose disposal. We used this technique to measure the thermic responses to insulin and glucose infusions in 120 glucose-tolerant Pima Indians, a population with a high prevalence of obesity. During high-dose insulin infusions (400 mU/m2 per min) the measured increas...

  15. Utilities associated with subcutaneous injections and intravenous infusions for treatment of patients with bone metastases

    Matza LS

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Louis S Matza,1 Ze Cong,2 Karen Chung,2 Alison Stopeck,3 Katia Tonkin,4 Janet Brown,5 Ada Braun,2 Kate Van Brunt,6 Kelly McDaniel1 1Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Amgen, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; 3Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; 4Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 5Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK; 6formerly with Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA Introduction: Although cost-utility models are often used to estimate the value of treatments for metastatic cancer, limited information is available on the utility of common treatment modalities. Bisphosphonate treatment for bone metastases is frequently administered via intravenous infusion, while a newer treatment is administered as a subcutaneous injection. This study estimated the impact of these treatment modalities on health state preference. Methods: Participants from the UK general population completed time trade-off interviews to assess the utility of health state vignettes. Respondents first rated a health state representing cancer with bone metastases. Subsequent health states added descriptions of treatment modalities (ie, injection or infusion to this basic health state. The two treatment modalities were presented with and without chemotherapy, and infusion characteristics were varied by duration (30 minutes or 2 hours and renal monitoring. Results: A total of 121 participants completed the interviews (52.1% female, 76.9% white. Cancer with bone metastases had a mean utility of 0.40 on a standard utility scale (1 = full health; 0 = dead. The injection, 30-minute infusion, and 2-hour infusion had mean disutilities of −0.004, −0.02, and −0.04, respectively. The mean disutility of the 30-minute infusion was greater with renal monitoring than without. Chemotherapy was associated with substantial disutility (−0.17. When added to health states with chemotherapy, the mean disutilities of injection, 30-minute infusion, and 2-hour infusion were −0.02, −0.03, and −0.04, respectively. The disutility associated with injection was significantly lower than the disutility of the 30-minute and 2-hour infusions (P < 0.05, regardless of chemotherapy status. Conclusion: Respondents perceived an inconvenience with each type of treatment modality, but injections were preferred over infusions. The resulting utilities may be used in cost-utility models examining the value of treatments for the prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases. Keywords: skeletal-related event, infusion, injection

  16. Short-Term Effects of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy in Perioperative Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

    Ma, Delin; Chen, Cai; Lu, Yu; Ma, Jingdong; Yin, Ping; Xie, Junhui; Yang, Yan; Shao, Shiying; Liu, Zhelong; Zhou, Xinrong; Yuan, Gang; Yu, Xuefeng

    2013-01-01

    Background: Hyperglycemia is common and hard to control in surgical patients with diabetes. We retrospectively investigated short-term effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in perioperative patients with diabetes.

  17. Effects of sitagliptin and metformin treatment on incretin hormone and insulin secretory responses to oral and "isoglycemic" intravenous glucose

    Vardarli, Irfan; Arndt, Elisabeth; Deacon, Carolyn F; Holst, Jens Juul; Nauck, Michael A

    2014-01-01

    ,000 mg/day), sitagliptin (100 mg/day), or their combination, on GLP-1 responses and on the incretin effect in 20 patients with type 2 diabetes, comparing an oral glucose challenge (75 g, day 5) and an "isoglycemic" intravenous glucose infusion (day 6). Fasting total GLP-1 was significantly increased by...... metformin and not changed by sitagliptin. After oral glucose, metformin increased and sitagliptin significantly decreased (by 53%) total GLP-1. Fasting and postload intact GLP-1 increased with sitagliptin but not with metformin. After oral glucose, only sitagliptin, but not metformin, significantly...... the numerical contribution of the incretin effect. Insulin secretion with sitagliptin treatment was similarly stimulated with oral and "isoglycemic" intravenous glucose. This points to an important contribution of small changes in incretin concentrations within the basal range or to additional...

  18. A Review of the Security of Insulin Pump Infusion Systems

    Paul, Nathanael; Kohno, Tadayoshi; Klonoff, David C.

    2011-01-01

    Insulin therapy has enabled patients with diabetes to maintain blood glucose control to lead healthier lives. Today, rather than injecting insulin manually using syringes, a patient can use a device such as an insulin pump to deliver insulin programmatically. This allows for more granular insulin delivery while attaining blood glucose control. Insulin pump system features have increasingly benefited patients, but the complexity of the resulting system has grown in parallel. As a result, secur...

  19. Thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy after intravenous infusion of adenosine triphosphate disodium

    The feasibility and safety of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy after the intravenous infusion of adenosine triphosphate disodium (ATP)(Adetphos, Kowa) were studied in eight patients with angina pectoris and/or old myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography (CAG) was performed by the conventional method in all patients. ATP was infused for 5 min and thallium was injected at 3 min after the start of ATP infusion. ATP was given at 0.12 mg/min/kg in two patients (group A), 0.16 mg/min/kg in three patients (group B), 0.20 mg/min/kg in one patient (group C), and 0.28 mg/min/kg in two patients (group D). SPECT images were obtained at 10 min and 180 min after thallium injection. No significant hemodynamic changes were observed in groups A and B. Severe hypotension was observed in group C and one member of group D. Chest pain was experienced by one patient in group A, two in group B, one in group C, and both of the two in group D. ST depression on the electrocardiogram (ECG) was documented in one patient each of groups B and C. In one patient of group D, the study was discontinued because of complete atrioventricular block persistent for 5 beats. The correlation between thallium imaging and CAG was unclear in group A, reasonable in groups B and C, and obscure in group D because of side effects. None of the patients who developed side effects of ATP were administered sublingual nitroglycerin or intravenous aminophylline. Their symptoms or ECG changes improved spontaneously within 2 min and disappeared within 5 min after termination of infusion. In conclusion, the optimal ATP regimen for this purpose was considered to be a 5 min infusion at 0.16 mg/kg/min and this method was found to be feasible and safe. (author)

  20. Nuclearmedical investigations on tissue concentration and hemodynamic effects of retrograde intravenous pressure infusion

    In 12 patients with trophic foot-lesions (diabetic feet) retrograde intravenous pressure infusions (150 ml) containing radioactive tracers (99m Tc, 99m Tc labelled human serum albumin) were carried out. With the veins emptied time-activity curves over the legs reflect tissue concentrations after release of the occlusion. Tissue-concentration is about 3 times higher than after intraarterial and 7 times higher than after intravenous injection of the same dose. The high count-rates which can be measured in the wound-secretion demonstrate the 'rinsing effect' of the injected fluid. Hemodynamic investigations have been performed in a double blind study. 8 patients received buflomedil and 9 got placebo 3 times per week by retrograde intravenous pressure infusions. After 3 weeks there was an increase of the peak-flow on the lower leg (venous occlusion plethysmography), an increase of transcutaneous oxygen pressure and a fall of peak flow-time and of plasma-viscosity, both for buflomedil and for placebo (without statistical significance): Preliminary investigations after an arterial occlusion for 1 hour showed an increase of flow-values measured by venous occlusion plethysmography which reached a maximum after 4 to 5 days

  1. Exploring the Current Landscape of Intravenous Infusion Practices and Errors (ECLIPSE): protocol for a mixed-methods observational study

    Blandford, A.; Furniss, D.; Lyons, I.; Chumbley, G.; Iacovides, I.; Wei, L.; Cox, A.; MAYER, A.; Schnock, K.; Bates, D W; Dykes, P. C.; Bell, H; Franklin, B.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Intravenous medication is essential for many hospital inpatients. However, providing intravenous therapy is complex and errors are common. ‘Smart pumps’ incorporating dose error reduction software have been widely advocated to reduce error. However, little is known about their effect on patient safety, how they are used or their likely impact. This study will explore the landscape of intravenous medication infusion practices and errors in English hospi...

  2. The exchangeable splenic platelet pool in response to intravenous infusion of isoprenaline

    8 healthy volunteers and 4 asplenic subjects, in whom autologous platelets had been labelled with radioactive sodium chromate, received intravenous infusions of isoprenaline in a dose of 0.03 ?g x kg-1 x min-1 over a period of 6 min. In the former group these infusions caused a significant decrease in the concentration of labelled as well as unlabelled platelets in the peripheral blood. Body surface countings showed that a significant increase in the count rate over the spleen occurred concomitantly with the decrease in the circulating platelet-bound radioactivity (PBR). In the group of asplenic subjects no change in PBR occurred. It is concluded that adrenergic beta-receptor stimulation causes a transitory trapping of platelets in the exchangeable splenic platelet pool. (author)

  3. Identification Bracelet Precipitated Acute Compartment Syndrome during Intravenous Infusion in an Obtunded Patient.

    Zafar, Wahib; Chaucer, Benjamin; Felek, Suleyman; Arsura, Edward L; Nfonoyim, Jay

    2016-01-01

    Acute compartment syndrome is a serious condition requiring immediate medical care. A lack of urgent medical treatment can result in serious complications such as loss of function and even amputation. While the pathophysiology of acute compartment syndrome is well understood, numerous potential causes are still being discovered. A rare cause of acute compartment syndrome is IV infiltration. We present a case of acute compartment syndrome resulting from intravenous infusion due to proximal placement of a patient identification bracelet. We conclude that both routine evaluation for IV infiltration and proximal placement of IV lines are essential for prevention of acute compartment syndrome. PMID:26904308

  4. Langerhans cells that migrate to skin after intravenous infusion regulate the induction of contact hypersensitivity

    Intravenous infusion of hapten-derivatized epidermal cells (EC) in syngeneic mice leads to two competing signals for contact hypersensitivity (CH), a dominant effector signal attributable to Langerhans cells (LC) and a suppressor signal from Thy-1+ EC. In vitro exposure of LC to low dose ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation before hapten-derivatization and infusion not only results in the abrogation of their effector signal but also causes the down-regulation of subsequent CH responses. To delineate the relevance of i.v. immunization to the study of CH and of LC as the immunologic targets of low dose UVB radiation, we examined the migratory and immunogenic properties of EC after i.v. infusion. Unsorted EC migrated from blood to skin and lymphoid tissues, reaching steady state distributions at 16 h after infusion. No significant differences were observed between the trafficking of EC in syngeneic and allogeneic transfers. LC localized preferentially to skin, whereas Thy-1+ EC trafficked to skin, the thymus, mesenteric lymph nodes, and spleen. The pattern of trafficking of unirradiated and low dose UVB-irradiated LC were identical, suggesting that low dose UVB radiation had little effect on LC migration. Finally, skin graft experiments demonstrated i.v. infused, hapten-derivatized LC that migrate to skin to retain their capacity to induce CH, a property that was converted by in vitro pretreatment with low dose UVB radiation into down-regulation. These findings confirm the relevance and utility of the i.v. immunization model in the study of CH and the influence of low dose UVB on this immune response. Our data also provide a basis for investigating the role of disparate trafficking patterns in generating effector and suppressor signals when hapten-derivatized EC are employed for CH

  5. The analysis and countermeasures of intravenous infusion operation assessment results analysis in nursing students at different levels

    Jiao-rong ZHAO

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective:To analyze the problems existed in nursing students at different levels in the process of intravenous infusion, to make judgmental guide towards common problems in clinical teaching, to standardize nursing students operations at intravenous infusion, and to avoid errors and disputes. Methods: The authors analyzed the problems in secondary, tertiary, undergraduate nursing students in three levels at a provincial hospital from 2010 to 2012 during intravenous infusion therapy; and the clinical teaching administration means were also discussed. Results: the difference of the problems existed in nursing students at different levels is not significant. P values were greater than 0.05. The top five projects that lost scores are consistent. Conclusion: The key problems that can easily cause errors and disputes are those that mostly occurred in nursing students at intravenous infusion operations. In clinical teaching, judgmental guide on common problems should be emphasized, nursing students operations at intravenous infusion should be standardized, the critical awareness towards clinical operations should be developed, errors and disputes should be avoided, and nursing students sense of professionalism should be enhanced.

  6. Increase in the resistance of stenotic coronary segment by intravenous infusion of isoproterenol.

    Saito,Daiji

    1983-02-01

    Full Text Available The effects of intravenous infusion of isoproterenol on stenosis resistance were studied in the anesthetized open-chest dog. The circumflex coronary artery (LCx was isolated near its origin and an electromagnetic flow transducer was placed around the vessel for measuring coronary flow. A polyethylene catheter was inserted into the small branch of LCx for monitoring distal coronary pressure. LCx was constricted with a thick cotton string to a degree of obstruction that eliminated reactive hyperemia following a 20-second coronary occlusion. The coronary resistance across the stenotic segment (RL was calculated as the pressure gradient across the stenosis divided by coronary flow. Isoproterenol was infused intravenously in a dose to keep the heart rate at a level 25-30% above the control with and without coronary constriction. For maintaining the ascending aortic pressure at the pre-isoproterenol level, the descending thoracic aorta was constricted with a tape. In the absence of coronary constriction, the vascular resistance of large coronary arteries was not affected by isoproterenol with a significant increase in coronary flow. In the presence of coronary stenosis, isoproterenol markedly increased RI regardless of additional aortic constriction. The magnitude of the increase in RL during aortic constriction varied directly with the percent increase in the pressure gradient across the coronary stenosis. Pacing-tachycardia essentially did not affect RL. These results suggest that isoproterenol increased the vascular resistance of the stenotic segment with fixed caliber.

  7. Urinary iron excretion induced by intravenous infusion of deferoxamine in ß-thalassemia homozygous patients

    Boturão-Neto E.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to identify noninvasive methods to evaluate the severity of iron overload in transfusion-dependent ß-thalassemia and the efficiency of intensive intravenous therapy as an additional tool for the treatment of iron-overloaded patients. Iron overload was evaluated for 26 ß-thalassemia homozygous patients, and 14 of them were submitted to intensive chelation therapy with high doses of intravenous deferoxamine (DF. Patients were classified into six groups of increasing clinical severity and were divided into compliant and non-compliant patients depending on their adherence to chronic chelation treatment. Several methods were used as indicators of iron overload. Total gain of transfusion iron, plasma ferritin, and urinary iron excretion in response to 20 to 60 mg/day subcutaneous DF for 8 to 12 h daily are useful to identify iron overload; however, urinary iron excretion in response to 9 g intravenous DF over 24 h and the increase of urinary iron excretion induced by high doses of the chelator are more reliable to identify different degrees of iron overload because of their correlation with the clinical grades of secondary hemochromatosis and the significant differences observed between the groups of compliant and non-compliant patients. Finally, the use of 3-9 g intravenous DF for 6-12 days led to a urinary iron excretion corresponding to 4.1 to 22.4% of the annual transfusion iron gain. Therefore, continuous intravenous DF at high doses may be an additional treatment for these patients, as a complement to the regular subcutaneous infusion at home, but requires individual planning and close monitoring of adverse reactions.

  8. Differential effects of cranial radiation on growth hormone response to arginine and insulin infusion

    The growth hormone responses to arginine infusion and to insulin-induced hypoglycemia were studied in 13 patients with neoplastic disease after treatment with radiation and chemotherapy. Patients who received intensive cranial radiation (greater than 2,400 rads) had no response to either arginine or insulin; those who received moderate cranial radiation (greater than or equal to 2,400 rads) had GH response to arginine but not to insulin; patients receiving no cranial radiation responded to both arginine and insulin. These data support the hypothesis that GH secretion in response to arginine infusion has a different mechanism in contrast to the response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia and that the latter is more vulnerable to cranial radiation

  9. Complications of continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion with an implantable pump

    Peter R van Dijk

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To monitor the course of continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII and to gain more insight into possible complications. METHODS: A retrospective, longitudinal observational cohort study in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM was performed. Only patients with brittle T1DM who started CIPII between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2011, and were treated in the only centre in The Netherlands providing CIPII treatment (Isala clinics, Zwolle were eligible for inclusion. Outcomes were defined as operation-free period (OFP, rate and type of complications. Subanalyses were made between patients starting CIPII from 2000 to 2007 and from 2007 onwards in order to study possible changes over time in complications and/or OFP. The OFP was calculated as the time from initial implantation to the date of first documented re-operation. If patients had not experienced an operation, their data were recorded at the date of last follow up or death. Kaplan-Meier curves were constructed to visualize the OFP. A (two-sided P value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients were treated with CIPII, although one patient was excluded from analyses because of self-induced complications. In the remaining 56 patients, 70 complications occurred during 283 patient years. Catheter occlusion (32.9%, pump dysfunction (17.1%, pain at the pump site (15.7% and infections (10.0% were the most frequent complications. This resulted in a median OFP of 4.5 years (95% confidence interval 4.1-4.8 years without any difference between the time periods. Fifty re-operations were performed because of complications, one per 5.6 patient years, with a decrease in pump dysfunction (P = 0.04 and pump explantations (P = 0.02 after 2007. In total, 9 episodes of ketoacidosis occurred during follow up and there were 69 hospital re-admissions, with a median duration of 6 d. CIPII was ceased in five patients due to recurrent infections (n = 2, pain (n = 1, inadequate glycaemic control (n = 1 or by own choice (n = 1. No CIPII related mortality was reported. CONCLUSION: The OFP has been stable over the last decade. No CIPII related mortality was reported. A significant decrease in pump dysfunction and explantation was seen after 2007 compared to the period 2000-2007. CIPII remains a safe treatment modality for specific patient groups.

  10. Portable detectors for 125I-insulin absorption measurement during subcutaneous infusion with portable pumps

    Programmed subcutaneous insulin infusion is a promising method for normalisation of the blood glucose concentration in insulin-dependent diabetics. The absorption rate from the depot is usually measured intermittently by radioactively-labelled insulin and stationary scintillation detectors. Small portable detectors are an alternative, however, and continuous absorption measurements could be made during normal life conditions. Contrary to conventional single injection therapy, the insulin depot initially expands during infusion treatment, changing the geometry during measurements. In the present study the methodological aspects and geometrical dependences were investigated. Simulated studies were made with various plane disc 125I sources in Perspex phantoms as well as 125I-insulin absorption studies in short-term subcutaneous infusion experiments with anaesthetised rabbits. Results from portable, end-window Geiger-Mueller (GM) detectors fixed above the depots and close to the surfaces of phantom or skin were compared with results obtained by a conventional stationary NaI(Tl) detector 15 cm from the phantom or skin surface. With a 125I-insulin infusion site at 5 mm depth in the subcutaneous tissue of rabbits, an overall linear proportionality was found between the results obtained with a NaI(Tl) detector and a GM detector raised 15 mm above the skin surface inside the detector housing. (author)

  11. An experimental study of pulsed micro-flows pertinent to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy

    Wang, Bin; Demuren, Ayodeji; Gyuricsko, Eric; Hu, Hui

    2011-07-01

    An experimental study was conducted to investigate the unsteady micro-flow driven by an insulin pump commonly used in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy. A microscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV) system was used to characterize the transient behavior of the micro-flow upon the pulsed excitation of the insulin pump in order to elucidate the underlying physics for a better understanding of the microphysical process associated with the insulin delivery in CSII therapy. The effects of air bubbles entrained inside the micro-sized CSII tubing system on the insulin delivery process were also assessed based on the micro-PIV measurements. While most solutions to insulin occlusion-related problems are currently based on clinical trials, the findings derived from the present study can be used to provide a better guidance for the troubleshooting of insulin occlusion in CSII therapy.

  12. Evaluation for intravenous, arterial and local infusion of a hypoxic cell radiosensitizer RK28 on rabbit VX2 tumor system

    We evaluated the radiosensitizing effect of intraarterial, intravenous and local infusion of a hypoxic cell radiosensitizer RK28 on rabbit VX2 tumor system. Six rabbits were treated in each infusion group. VX2 tumor was implanted in the left hind leg. Tumor grown up to 3 cm in diameter was treated with 15 Gy of X-ray irradiation just after infusion of radiosensitizer RK28 (80 mg/kg.b.w.). Intratumoral and serum mean concentration of RK28 and its metabolites were measured. Tumor regression curve and survival time were analyzed. The following results were obtained. Mean concentration of RK28 was about 2.5 times greater in local infusion and 1.5 times in intraarterial infusion than in intravenous infusion. Significant regression of tumor was obtained in intraarterial infusion (p<0.01). There was no significant difference in survival time. These data suggest that the usefulness of intraarterial infusion of RK28 for local control using intraoperative radiation therapy and brachytherapy. (author)

  13. Comparison of intravenous drip infusion excretory urography using ionic and non-ionic contrast media

    Ionic and non-ionic contrast media were compared for use in intravenous drip infusion excretory urography. Sixty consecutive cases were classified alternately into two groups, ionic and non-ionic, excluding cases which were known to have factors affecting contrast ability adversely, such as hydronephrosis, renal failure and so on. Each group consisted of 30 cases. A hundred ml of the ionic contrast medium (Diatrizoate-60% Urografin) or non-ionic contrast medium (Iopamidol-Iopamiron 300) was administered I.V. by drip infusion, each infusion taking less than 10 minutes, using a 18 G needle, and 0-minute, 10-minute and 20-minute films were obtained. Visibility of nephrogram, calyceal system, renal pelvis, ureters and bladder were evaluated, ranging from 0 to 3, by six radiologists who were not informed of the contrast medium used. Some detailed factors such as radiographic contrast and fullness of the collecting system and of the bladder were also analyzed. Visualization rate of the ureters was defined as the length of visualized ureters divided by the distance between the renal pelvis and the ureteral orifice of the bladder. There was no significant difference in visualization of nephrogram between the two groups. However, the non-ionic group was superior to the ionic group in visualization of the calyceal system and ureters with statistical significance, probably due to higher radiogrpahic contrast of non-ionic medium. There was no statistical significance between the two groups, in fullness of the calyceal system and visualization rate of the ureters, whereas the ionic group was superior to the non-ionic group in fullness of the bladder. In the ionic and non-ionic groups, side effects were seen in 6 and 2 cases, respectively, although this was not statistically significant. We conclude that non-ionic contrast medium is excellent for drip infusion excretory urography. (author)

  14. The effects of intravenous aminoacid infusion on myocardial functions and postoperative analgesia during abdominal aortic surgery

    Mustafa Turhan

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Effects of intravenous aminoacid infusion onmyocardial functions and postoperative analgesia in abdominalaortic surgery were investigated.Materials and methods: Forty patients were randomlydivided into groups of general anaesthesia with or withoutaminoacid infusion (Group 1 and 2, n=10, combinedgeneral+epidural with or without amino acid infusion (Group3 and 4, n=10. Cardiac risk was evaluated using 2007 AHA/ACC and modified Goldman classifications. Intravenousaminoacid solution of 80 g/L was infused at 2.5 ml/kg/h for atotal of 8 hours. General anaesthesia included intravenousremifentanil, rocuronium, sevoflurane. The lumbar epiduralinclude; 10 mL of 0.25% bupivacaine; bolus dose, an infusionof 0.25% bupivacaine; 4 ml/h for 24 hours. Heart rate,arterial blood pressures were collected intraoperative every10 minute, 1, 24 hour postoperatively. Plasma creatinekinase MB fraction, troponin levels, pain assessment withnumeric analog scale were collected preoperatively, 1, 24hour postoperatively. Postoperative 24 hour analgesic usage,complications were recorded.Results: Patients with mild and severe cardiac risk werehigher in 2007 AHA/ACC classification (26/40, 65% thanmodified Goldman risk classification (5/40, 12.5% (p=0.04.In comparison between groups, myocardial enzyme levelsand complications showed no difference (p>0.05. The useof analgesics were lower in group 3 and 4 in comparison togroup 1 and 2 (p=0.002.Conclusion: During abdominal aortic surgery, intravenousinfusion of amino acid did not show significant changes onintraoperative and postoperative hemodynamic parametersand myocardial enzymes. The patients received combinedgeneral plus epidural anaesthesia showed more successfulpostoperative analgesia.Key words: Amino acid, abdominal aorta, vascular surgery,epidural anesthesia, general anesthesia, keratin kinase,troponin, postoperative analgesia

  15. Comparison of intravenous drip infusion excretory urography using ionic and non-ionic contrast media

    Onitsuka, Hideo; Araki, Akiteru; Torii, Yoshikuni; Tsukuda, Masaaki; Murakami, Junji; Ino, Akihiro; Hashiguchi, Norihisa; Masuda, Kouji (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Medicine)

    1989-07-01

    Ionic and non-ionic contrast media were compared for use in intravenous drip infusion excretory urography. Sixty consecutive cases were classified alternately into two groups, ionic and non-ionic, excluding cases which were known to have factors affecting contrast ability adversely, such as hydronephrosis, renal failure and so on. Each group consisted of 30 cases. A hundred ml of the ionic contrast medium (Diatrizoate-60% Urografin) or non-ionic contrast medium (Iopamidol-Iopamiron 300) was administered I.V. by drip infusion, each infusion taking less than 10 minutes, using a 18 G needle, and 0-minute, 10-minute and 20-minute films were obtained. Visibility of nephrogram, calyceal system, renal pelvis, ureters and bladder were evaluated, ranging from 0 to 3, by six radiologists who were not informed of the contrast medium used. Some detailed factors such as radiographic contrast and fullness of the collecting system and of the bladder were also analyzed. Visualization rate of the ureters was defined as the length of visualized ureters divided by the distance between the renal pelvis and the ureteral orifice of the bladder. There was no significant difference in visualization of nephrogram between the two groups. However, the non-ionic group was superior to the ionic group in visualization of the calyceal system and ureters with statistical significance, probably due to higher radiogrpahic contrast of non-ionic medium. There was no statistical significance between the two groups, in fullness of the calyceal system and visualization rate of the ureters, whereas the ionic group was superior to the non-ionic group in fullness of the bladder. In the ionic and non-ionic groups, side effects were seen in 6 and 2 cases, respectively, although this was not statistically significant. We conclude that non-ionic contrast medium is excellent for drip infusion excretory urography. (author).

  16. Renal haemodynamics, sodium and water reabsorption during continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant interleukin-2

    Geertsen, P F; von der Maase, H; Olsen, Niels Vidiendal; Fogh-Andersen, N; Nielsen, S L; Leyssac, P P

    1998-01-01

    1. Renal haemodynamics, lithium and sodium clearance were measured in 14 patients treated with recombinant interleukin-2 for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. 2. Patients were studied before and after 72 h of continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant interleukin-2 (18x10(6) i.u..24 h-1.m-2) and...... 48 h post therapy. Cardiac output was measured by impedance cardiography. Effective renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration rate were determined by the renal clearances of 131I-hippuran and 99mTc-diethylenetriaminepenta-acetic acid (DTPA) respectively. Renal clearance of lithium (CLi) was used as...... an index of proximal tubular outflow. 3. Treatment caused a transient decrease in mean arterial blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance, but cardiac output remained unchanged. Renal blood flow decreased and renal vascular resistance increased during and after treatment. Sodium clearance...

  17. Does overnight normalization of plasma glucose by insulin infusion affect assessment of glucose metabolism in Type 2 diabetes?

    Staehr, P; Højlund, Kurt; Hother-Nielsen, O; Holst, J J; Beck-Nielsen, H

    2003-01-01

    AIMS: In order to perform euglycaemic clamp studies in Type 2 diabetic patients, plasma glucose must be reduced to normal levels. This can be done either (i) acutely during the clamp study using high-dose insulin infusion, or (ii) slowly overnight preceding the clamp study using a low-dose insulin...... infusion. We assessed whether the choice of either of these methods to obtain euglycaemia biases subsequent assessment of glucose metabolism and insulin action. METHODS: We studied seven obese Type 2 diabetic patients twice: once with (+ ON) and once without (- ON) prior overnight insulin infusion. Glucose...... turnover rates were quantified by adjusted primed-constant 3-3H-glucose infusions, and insulin action was assessed in 4-h euglycaemic, hyperinsulinaemic (40 mU m-2 min-1) clamp studies using labelled glucose infusates (Hot-GINF). RESULTS: Basal plasma glucose levels (mean +/- sd) were 5.5 +/- 0.5 and 10...

  18. The Experiences of School Nurses Caring for Students Receiving Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy

    Darby, Wendy

    2006-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disorder in childhood. Today, children with diabetes are receiving new technologically advanced treatment options, such as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy. School nurses are the primary health caregivers of children with diabetes during school hours. Therefore, it is important

  19. A nationwide study of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in Denmark

    Nørgaard, K

    2003-01-01

    AIMS: To record the number of patients treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), the attitude to CSII treatment among diabetes care providers and the characteristics of pump users in Denmark. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to all departments of endocrinology, internal...

  20. Exploring the Current Landscape of Intravenous Infusion Practices and Errors (ECLIPSE): protocol for a mixed-methods observational study

    Blandford, Ann; Furniss, Dominic; Chumbley, Gill; Iacovides, Ioanna; Wei, Li; Cox, Anna; Mayer, Astrid; Schnock, Kumiko; Bates, David Westfall; Dykes, Patricia C; Bell, Helen; Dean Franklin, Bryony

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Intravenous medication is essential for many hospital inpatients. However, providing intravenous therapy is complex and errors are common. ‘Smart pumps’ incorporating dose error reduction software have been widely advocated to reduce error. However, little is known about their effect on patient safety, how they are used or their likely impact. This study will explore the landscape of intravenous medication infusion practices and errors in English hospitals and how smart pumps may relate to the prevalence of medication administration errors. Methods and analysis This is a mixed-methods study involving an observational quantitative point prevalence study to determine the frequency and types of errors that occur in the infusion of intravenous medication, and qualitative interviews with hospital staff to better understand infusion practices and the contexts in which errors occur. The study will involve 5 clinical areas (critical care, general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics and oncology), across 14 purposively sampled acute hospitals and 2 paediatric hospitals to cover a range of intravenous infusion practices. Data collectors will compare each infusion running at the time of data collection against the patient's medication orders to identify any discrepancies. The potential clinical importance of errors will be assessed. Quantitative data will be analysed descriptively; interviews will be analysed using thematic analysis. Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval has been obtained from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (14/SC/0290); local approvals will be sought from each participating organisation. Findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences for academic and health professional audiences. Results will also be fed back to participating organisations to inform local policy, training and procurement. Aggregated findings will inform the debate on costs and benefits of the NHS investing in smart pump technology, and what other changes may need to be made to ensure effectiveness of such an investment. PMID:26940104

  1. Losartan increases muscle insulin delivery and rescues insulin's metabolic action during lipid infusion via microvascular recruitment

    Wang, Nasui; Chai, Weidong; Zhao, Lina; Tao, Lijian; Cao, Wenhong; Liu, Zhenqi

    2013-01-01

    Insulin delivery and transendothelial insulin transport are two discrete steps that limit muscle insulin action. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) blockade recruits microvasculature and increases glucose use in muscle. Increased muscle microvascular perfusion is associated with increased muscle delivery and action of insulin. To examine the effect of acute AT1R blockade on muscle insulin uptake and action, rats were studied after an overnight fast to examine the effects of losartan on mus...

  2. Effects of Freeze-Thawing and Intravenous Infusion on Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Gene Expression.

    Hoogduijn, Martin J; de Witte, Samantha F H; Luk, Franka; van den Hout-van Vroonhoven, Mirjam C G N; Ignatowicz, Lech; Catar, Rusan; Strini, Tanja; Korevaar, Sander S; van IJcken, Wilfred F J; Betjes, Michiel G H; Franquesa, Marcella; Moll, Guido; Baan, Carla C

    2016-04-15

    Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) are increasingly used as an investigative therapeutic product for immune disorders and degenerative disease. Typically, MSC are isolated from human tissue, expanded in culture, and cryopreserved until usage. The safety and efficacy of MSC therapy will depend on the phenotypical and functional characteristics of MSC. The freeze-thawing procedure may change these characteristics. Furthermore, the cells encounter a microenvironment after administration that may impact their properties. It has been demonstrated that the majority of MSC localize to the lungs after intravenous infusion, making this the site to study the effects of the in vivo milieu on administered MSC. In this study, we investigated the effect of freeze-thawing and the mouse lung microenvironment on human adipose tissue-derived MSC. There were effects of freeze-thawing on the whole genome expression profile of MSC, although the effects did not exceed interdonor differences. There were no major changes in the expression of hemostatic regulators on transcriptional level, but significantly increased expression of procoagulant tissue factor on the surface of thawed adipose MSC, correlating with increased procoagulant activity of thawed cells. Exposure for 2 h to the lung microenvironment had a major effect on MSC gene expression and affected several immunological pathways. This indicates that MSC undergo functional changes shortly after infusion and this may influence the efficacy of MSC to modulate inflammatory responses. The results of this study demonstrate that MSC rapidly alter in response to the local milieu and disease-specific conditions may shape MSC after administration. PMID:26914168

  3. Mammary uptake of fatty acids supplied by intravenous triacylglycerol infusion to lactating dairy cows.

    Stamey Lanier, J; Suagee, J K; Becvar, O; Corl, B A

    2013-05-01

    Supplementing dairy cows with n-3 fatty acid-rich feeds does not easily increase quantities in milk fat. Previous results demonstrated very long-chain n-3 fatty acids are primarily transported in the PL fraction of blood, making them largely unavailable to the mammary gland for enrichment of milk fat. Our objective was to compare mammary uptake of fatty acids of increasing chain length and unsaturation delivered intravenously as TAG emulsions. Late lactation dairy cows were assigned to a completely randomized block design. Treatments were intravenous TAG emulsions enriched with oleic acid (OLA), linoleic acid (LNA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and were delivered continuously at 16mL/h for 72h. Each treatment supplied 30g/day of the target fatty acid. Treatment did not affect feed intake, milk yield, or milk composition, but all treatments reduced intake and yield. The proportion of DHA increased in plasma FFA, TAG, and PL with infusion. Increases of n-3 fatty acids, ALA, EPA, and DHA, were evident in the plasma PL fraction, suggesting re-esterification in the liver. Transfer efficiencies were 37.84.1, 27.65.4, and 10.94.1%, and day 3 total milk fatty acyl yields were 37.03.4, 10.80.4, and 3.30.3g for LNA, ALA, and DHA. Variation in oleic acyl yield prevented calculation of OLA transfer efficiency. Mammary uptake of fatty acids was reduced with increased chain length and unsaturation. Both liver and mammary mechanisms may regulate transfer of long-chain polyunsaturates. PMID:23504269

  4. A comparison of two intravenous infusion devices in lung carcinoma patients receiving combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy

    Xing-Hua Bai

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To investigate the clinical effects of intravenous (IV devices in the patients with lung cancer undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 128 patients were divided into two groups : t0 hose who received chemotherapy through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC group; n = 64, and those who received therapy through an IV remaining needle (n = 64. Statistical Analysis: Patient characteristics and complication rates were compared using Fisher′s exact tests or the χ2 test. During the treatment times, the time and the average nursing costs for both infusion methods and their complications were compared using the student′s t -test. Data is presented as mean ± SEM 0 P value <0.05 was considered significant. Statistical analyses were carried out using SPSS V.12.0 for Windows (SPSS, Inc.. Results and Conclusions: The non-retention type venous detaining needle appears to be the preferred patient choice for those undergoing combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

  5. Simultaneous immunohistochemical detection of IUdR and BrdU infused intravenously to cancer patients.

    Miller, M A; Mazewski, C M; Yousuf, N; Sheikh, Y; White, L M; Yanik, G A; Hyams, D M; Lampkin, B C; Raza, A

    1991-04-01

    Cell cycle kinetics of solid tumors in the past have been restricted to an in vitro labeling index (LI) measurement. Two thymidine analogues, bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) and iododeoxyuridine (IUdR), can be used to label S-phase cells in vivo because they can be detected in situ by use of monoclonal antibodies (MAb) against BrdU (Br-3) or IUdR (3D9). Patients with a variety of solid tumors (lymphoma, brain, colon cancers) received sequential intravenous IUdR and BrdU. Tumor tissue removed at the end of infusion was embedded in plastic and treated with MAb Br-3 and 3D9 sequentially, using a modification of a previously described method. Clearly single and double labeled cells were visible, which enabled us to determine the duration of S-phase (Ts) and the total cell cycle time (Tc), in addition to the LI in these tumors. Detailed control experiments using tissue culture cell lines as well as bone marrow cells from leukemic patients are described, including the comparison of this double label technique with our previously described BrdU-tritiated thymidine technique. We conclude that the two methods are comparable and that the IUdR/BrdU method permits rapid and reliable cell cycle measurements in solid tumors. PMID:2005370

  6. Changes in Glycemic Control and Quality of Life in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetics with Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion of Insulin Aspart Following Multiple Daily Injection Therapy

    Kawamura, Tomoyuki; Urakami, Tatsuhiko; Sugihara, Shigetaka; Kim, Hey Sook; Mochizuki, Mie; Amamiya, Shin

    2008-01-01

    The efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) of the rapid-acting insulin analogue, insulin aspart, was evaluated in 26 patients with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes aged between 6 and 18 yr who had been on basal-bolus therapy (multiple daily injection (MDI) of regular human insulin or rapid-acting insulin and intermediate/long-acting insulin). The glycemic control in the patients was evaluated based on changes in the clinical parameters and the patient quality of life (QOL)...

  7. Incretin hormone and insulin responses to oral versus intravenous lipid administration in humans

    Lindgren, Ola; Carr, Richard D; Deacon, Carolyn F; Holst, Jens Juul; Pacini, Giovanni; Mari, Andrea; Ahrén, Bo

    2011-01-01

    -peptide levels by deconvolution. Results: Triglyceride levels increased similarly after oral and iv lipid; also, glucose and free fatty acid levels were similar in the two tests. Oral lipid elicited a clear insulin and C-peptide response, whereas no insulin or C-peptide responses were observed during iv lipid....... Total and intact GIP and GLP-1 levels both increased after oral lipid administration but were not significantly altered after iv lipid. Conclusions: At matching triglyceride levels and with no difference in glucose and free fatty acid levels, oral lipid ingestion but not iv lipid infusion elicits a...

  8. Guidelines for Application of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (Insulin Pump) Therapy in the Perioperative Period

    Boyle, Mary E; Seifert, Karen M.; Beer, Karen A.; Apsey, Heidi A; Nassar, Adrienne A; Littman, Stephanie D.; Magallanez, Janice M; Schlinkert, Richard T; Stearns, Joshua D; Hovan, Michael J; Cook, Curtiss B.

    2012-01-01

    Case reports indicate that diabetes patients receiving outpatient insulin pump therapy have been allowed to continue treatment during surgical procedures. Although allowed during surgery, there is actually little information in the medical literature on how to manage patients receiving insulin pump therapy during a planned surgical procedure. A multidisciplinary work group reviewed current information regarding the use of insulin pumps in the perioperative period. Although the work group iden...

  9. Stimulation of Adrenal Chromaffin Cell Proliferation by Hypercalcemia Induced by Intravenous Infusion of Calcium Gluconate in Rats

    Isobe, Kaori; Ito, Tsuneo; Komatsu, Shun-ichiro; Asanuma, Kentaro; Fujii, Etsuko; Kato, Chie; Adachi, Kenji; Kato, Atsuhiko; Sugimoto, Tetsuro; Suzuki, Masami

    2012-01-01

    Increased incidence of adrenal pheochromocytoma is frequently encountered in rat carcinogenicity studies. In some of the studies, the finding is judged to be due to a rat-specific mechanism of carcinogenesis caused by a disturbance of calcium homeostasis. However, direct evidence that the proliferation of chromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla is induced solely by hypercalcemia is not available. In this study, calcium gluconate was intravenously infused for 7 days to rat chromaffin cells by ...

  10. Usefulness of Intravenous Anesthesia Using a Target-controlled Infusion System with Local Anesthesia in Submuscular Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Kyu-Jin Chung; Kyu-Ho Cha; Jun-Ho Lee; Yong-Ha Kim; Tae-Gon Kim; Il-Guk Kim

    2012-01-01

    Background Patients have anxiety and fear of complications due to general anesthesia. Through new instruments and local anesthetic drugs, a variety of anesthetic methods have been introduced. These methods keep hospital costs down and save time for patients. In particular, the target-controlled infusion (TCI) system maintains a relatively accurate level of plasma concentration, so the depth of anesthesia can be adjusted more easily. We conducted this study to examine whether intravenous anest...

  11. Significant air embolism: A possibility even with collapsible intravenous fluid containers when used with rapid infuser system

    Deepanjali Pant

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Significant venous air embolism may develop acutely during the perioperative period due to a number of causes such as during head and neck surgery, spinal surgery, improper central venous and haemodialysis catheter handling, etc. The current trend of using self collapsible intravenous (IV infusion bags instead of the conventional glass or plastic bottles has several advantages, one of thaem being protection against air embolism. We present a 56-year-old man undergoing kidney transplantation, who developed a near fatal venous air embolism during volume resuscitation with normal saline in collapsible IV bags used with rapid infuser system. To our knowledge, this problem with collapsible infusion bags has not been reported earlier.

  12. Thallium-201 scintigraphy after intravenous infusion of adenosine compared with exercise thallium testing in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

    Adenosine is an endogenously produced compound that has significant effects as a coronary and systemic vasodilator. Previous studies suggest that intravenous infusion of adenosine, coupled with thallium-201 scintigraphy, may have specific value as a noninvasive means of evaluating coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of adenosine thallium testing with that of standard exercise thallium testing. One hundred subjects were studied with exercise thallium imaging and thallium imaging after adenosine infusion, including 47 with angiographically proved coronary artery disease and 53 control subjects. The overall sensitivity of the thallium procedures was 81% for the exercise study and 83% for the adenosine study (p = NS); the specificity was 74% for the exercise study and 75% for the adenosine study (p = NS). The diagnostic accuracy of the exercise study was 77% and that of the adenosine study was 79%. Ninety-four percent of subjects had an adverse effect due to the adenosine infusion; however, most of these effects were mild and well tolerated. All adverse effects abated within 30 to 45 s of the termination of the study, consistent with the very brief half-life of the agent. Thus, thallium-201 scintigraphy after intravenous infusion of adenosine has a diagnostic value similar to that of exercise thallium testing for evaluation of coronary artery disease. Adenosine thallium testing may be particularly useful in evaluating patients unable to perform treadmill exercise testing

  13. Optimal timing of neutron irradiation for boron neutron capture therapy after intravenous infusion of sodium borocaptate in patients with glioblastoma

    Purpose: A cooperative study in Europe and Japan was conducted to determine the pharmacokinetics and boron uptake of sodium borocaptate (BSH: Na2B12H11SH), which has been introduced clinically as a boron carrier for boron neutron capture therapy in patients with glioblastoma. Methods and Materials: Data from 56 patients with glioblastoma who received BSH intravenous infusion were retrospectively reviewed. The pharmacokinetics were evaluated in 50 patients, and boron uptake was investigated in 47 patients. Patients received BSH doses between 12 and 100 mg/kg of body weight. For the evaluation, the infused boron dose was scaled linearly to 100 mg/kg BSH. Results: In BSH pharmacokinetics, the average value for total body clearance, distribution volume of steady state, and mean residence time was 3.6±1.5 L/h, 223.3±160.7 L, and 68.0±52.5 h, respectively. The average values of the boron concentration in tumor adjusted to 100 mg/kg BSH, the boron concentration in blood adjusted to 100 mg/kg BSH, and the tumor/blood boron concentration ratio were 37.1±35.8 ppm, 35.2±41.8 ppm, and 1.53±1.43, respectively. A good correlation was found between the logarithmic value of Tadj and the interval from BSH infusion to tumor tissue sampling. About 12-19 h after infusion, the actual values for Tadj and tumor/blood boron concentration ratio were 46.2±36.0 ppm and 1.70±1.06, respectively. The dose ratio between tumor and healthy tissue peaked in the same interval. Conclusion: For boron neutron capture therapy using BSH administered by intravenous infusion, this work confirms that neutron irradiation is optimal around 12-19 h after the infusion is started

  14. A simple intravenous glucose tolerance test for assessment of insulin sensitivity

    Ljunggren Stefan; Hahn Robert G; Larsen Filip; Nystrm Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The aim of the study was to find a simple intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) that can be used to estimate insulin sensitivity. Methods In 20 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 51 years (mean, 28) comparisons were made between kinetic parameters derived from a 12-sample, 75-min IVGTT and the Mbw (glucose uptake) obtained during a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic glucose clamp. Plasma glucose was used to calculate the volume of distribution (Vd) and the clearance (CL)...

  15. Analysis of factors that influence the outcomes of labor induction with intravenous synthetic oxytocin infusion in term pregnancy with favourable bishop score

    Mahmut Kuntay Kokanali

    2015-06-01

    Conclusion: Nulliparity, shorter gestation period, persistent occiput posterior presentation and greater birth weight increase the failure risk of labor induction with intravenous synthetic oxytocin infusion. [Cukurova Med J 2015; 40(2.000: 317-325

  16. Analysis of factors that influence the outcomes of labor induction with intravenous synthetic oxytocin infusion in term pregnancy with favourable bishop score

    Mahmut Kuntay Kokanali; Demet Kokanali; Ali irfan Guzel; Hasan Onur Topcu; Sabri Cavkaytar; Melike Doganay

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate the factors that influence the success of labor induction with synthetic intravenous oxytocin infusion in term pregnancies with favourable Bishop score. Material and Methods: 150 pregnant women with completed 37 weeks of gestation and Bishop score>6 who had single and cephalic presentation of pregnancy and were decided to underwent labor induction with intravenous oxytocin infusion were included in the study. Labor induction was considered unsuccessful if a vaginal ...

  17. Analysis of Factors that Influence the Outcomes of Labor Induction with Intravenous Synthetic Oxytocin Infusion in Term Pregnancy with Favourable Bishop Score

    Kokanalı, Mahmut Kuntay; Kokanalı, Demet; Güzel, Ali İrfan; Topçu, Hasan Onur; Cavkaytar, Sabri; Doğanay, Melike

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate the factors that influence the success of labor induction with synthetic intravenous oxytocin infusion in term pregnancies with favourable Bishop score. Material and Methods: 150 pregnant women with completed 37 weeks of gestation and Bishop score>6 who had single and cephalic presentation of pregnancy and were decided to underwent labor induction with intravenous oxytocin infusion were included in the study. Labor induction was considered unsuccessful if a vaginal ...

  18. Use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion by a portable insulin pump during pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus

    Zori? Svetlana

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/aim: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk for neonatal morbidity and mortality. One of the most important goals in treating pregnancies complicated with diabetes is keeping glucose level within the normal range, especially in the first trimester. A portable insulin pump for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII represents the best form of therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of therapy with a portable insulin pump for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion during the first trimester of pregnancy on the quality of glycoregulation and pregnancy outcome in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Methods. A total of 17 newly diagnosed pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus were treated with CSII therapy for three months. The parameters of glycoregulation (hemoglobin A, glycosylated - HbA1c, mean blood glucose value in daily profiles - MBG, daily requirement for insulin - IJ/kg BM, lipid levels, blood pressure and renal function were estimated before and after the therapy. These parameters were correlated with parameters of pregnancy outcome: fetal weight, APGAR score, duration of pregnancy. Results. There was a significant improvement in HbA1c (8.941.62 vs. 6.901.22 %, p < 0.05, MBG (9.232.22 vs. 6.411.72 mmol/l, p < 0.01, and daily requirement for insulin (0.660.22 vs. 0.550.13 IJ/kg BM, p < 0.05 during the CSII therapy. There were significant correlations between fetal weight and HbA1c (r = -0.60, p < 0.05, triglyceride levels (r = ?0.63, p < 0.01, and the number of pregnancies (r = ?0.62, p < 0.01, as well as between APGAR score and MBG (r = ?0.52, p < 0.05 and cholesterol levels (r = ?0.65, p < 0,01 before a portable insulin pump was applicated. Conclusions. There was a significant improvement in the quality of glycoregulation during CSII therapy in the pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The quality of glycoregulation in the moment of conception was the important factor for pregnancy outcome.

  19. Effect of glucose and insulin infusion on the myocardial extraction of a radioiodinated methyl-substituted fatty acid

    We investigated the one-way. An extraction of 14-iodophenyl-tetradecanoic acid (BMTDA) in the canine heart under fasting conditions and during infusion of glucose plus insulin in eight an esthetized greyhound dogs. Myocardial extraction measurements were made with dual tracer approach, using Tc-99m albumin as reference tracer. Prior to, and during, infusion of 10% glucose and 25 units of regular insulin, heart rate, blood pressure, plasma glucose, insulin and free fatty acid levels were measured. Myocardial blood flow was determined using Sn-113 and Ru-103 radioactive microspheres. The mean extraction fraction of BMTDA was 0.38+-SEM 0.06 at baseline and increased to 0.44+-0.06 during hyperglycemia plus insulin (P<0.025). Plasma glucose and insulin were higher during the infusion (P<0.01) while plasma free fatty acids significantly declined (P<0.01). There were no changes in hemodynamics or myocardial blood flow during the infusion. We conclude that glucose and insulin infusion result in increased first-pass extraction fraction of radioiodinated BMTDA unaccompanied by changes in coronary flow or hemodynamics, implying an insulin-mediated augmented transport of BMTDA. (orig.)

  20. Glucose and insulin dynamics associated with continuous infusion of dextrose or dextrose and insulin in healthy and endotoxin-exposed horses

    Han, Janet

    2008-01-01

    The objective of the study was to investigate and characterize the effects of a continuous rate infusion of dextrose or dextrose and insulin on glucose and insulin dynamics in both healthy and endotoxin-exposed horses. Administration of a low dose of endotoxin has been used in horses to mimic the clinicopathologic changes seen in endotoxemia, including the development of an inflammatory response. Our hypothesis was that a continuous rate infusion of insulin at a rate of 0.07 IU/kg/hr would p...

  1. Insulin Analogs Applied with Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (Pump) in the Treatment of Diabetes

    Ercan Tuncel; Soner Cander; zen z Gl

    2015-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important health problem that should be treated efficiently because of its high prevalence and high morbidity and mortality due to its complications. In patients with DM, the application of a treatment which provides physiologic insulin secretion as such in healthy individuals is directly related with the prevention of diabetes complications. Insulin analogs, which were developed in recent years and shown to have pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic superiority to ...

  2. Pharmacokinetics of elemental platinum (ultrafiltrate and total) after a thirty minute intravenous infusion of ormaplatin.

    Figg, W D; Christian, M C; Lush, R; Link, C J; Davis, P; Kohn, E; Sarosy, G; Rothenberg, M L; Weiss, R B; Ryan, N; Jacobs, J; Reed, E

    1997-05-01

    Preclinical data suggest that ormaplatin (tetrachloro-(dl-trans)-1, 2-diamminocyclohexaneplatinum) has substantial activity in cisplatin-resistant tumor models and may be less nephrotoxic than cisplatin. Based on these data we initiated a phase I clinical trial in patients with refractory metastatic cancer. This report characterizes the pharmacokinetic profile of both the total plasma concentrations of elemental platinum and the unbound ultrafiltrate concentrations of elemental platinum, following a 30 min intravenous infusion of ormaplatin. Platinum concentrations were determined by AAS, and pharmacokinetic parameters for both the total plasma concentration and the ultrafiltrate concentration of elemental platinum were determined using both compartmental and noncompartmental methods. Twenty-eight patients (14 males and 14 females; median age, 58) received ormaplatin. There was a linear relationship between Cmax and dose (r2 = 0.945) and AUC and dose (r2 = 0.976). Ormaplatin is more accurately described by a two-compartment model than by a one-compartment model. The distribution half-life (t1/2 alpha) was 0.3 h and the terminal half-life (t1/2 beta) was 39.1 h. The volume of the central compartment (V) was 68.6 L and the volume of distribution at steady state (Vdss) was 183 L. Like total plasma platinum, unbound platinum is also best characterized by a two-compartment model. The elimination of free platinum is also biphasic with a distribution half-life (t1/2 alpha) of 0.3 h and a terminal half-life (t1/2 beta) of 19.3 h. The mean volume of the central compartment (V) was 200.5 L, and the mean volume of distribution at steady state (Vdss) was 560.5 L. Clinical development of ormaplatin has been terminated due to increased frequency of neurological complications noted over other platinum agents; however, the pharmacokinetics are, in general, similar to those of other clinically used platinum compounds. PMID:9158882

  3. Seguridad en la administracin intravenosa de medicamentos mediante bombas de infusin inteligentes / Intravenous drug infusion safety through smart pumps

    C., Gmez-Baraza; M. J., Agustn-Fernndez; P. I., Palomo-Jimnez; J. M., Real-Campaa; R., Abad-Sazatornil.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar el papel de las bombas de infusin inteligentes en la reduccin de errores relacionados con la administracin de medicacin intravenosa. Mtodo: Estudio observacional, retrospectivo que analiza la implementacin de un sistema de bombas inteligentes de infusin intravenosa (Hospira [...] MedNetTM) y el papel de este sistema de seguridad en la deteccin de errores en la fase de administracin de frmacos, sueros y sangre. Se incluyeron infusiones administradas en los hospitales de da de hematologa, oncologa, reumatologa y oncopediatra. Se analiz la adherencia al sistema de seguridad, el nmero de errores de programacin detectados, los frmacos comnmente implicados en estos errores y las acciones de mejora. Resultados: Durante el periodo de estudio se implementaron 120 bombas inteligentes y se recogieron los datos de 70.028 infusiones. La adherencia al programa de seguridad fue del 62,30% en hematologa (6.887 infusiones), del 60,30% en oncologa (28.127 infusiones), del 46,50% en reumatologa (1.950 infusiones) y del 1,8% en oncopediatra (139 infusiones). Se notificaron 3481 alertas por programacin de las bombas fuera de los lmites establecidos: 2716 de lmite relativo y 765 de lmite absoluto. En 807 infusiones (2,17%), se evitaron errores que podran haber tenido consecuencias para los pacientes. Gracias a estos hallazgos, se implementaron una serie de estrategias con objeto de minimizar dichos errores en el futuro. Conclusiones: El sistema Hospira MedNetTM intercepta desviaciones con respecto a los protocolos establecidos en la infusin intravenosa, evitando potenciales efectos adversos a pacientes. Tambin permite establecer medidas correctoras e implementar estrategias de mejora. Abstract in english Objective: To analyze the role of smart infusion pumps in reducing errors related with the administration of intravenous medications. Method: Retrospective, observational study analyzing the implementation of a system with smart intravenous infusion pumps (Hospira MedNetTM) and the role of the safet [...] y system for the detection of errors during the administration of drugs, sera, and blood. We included infusions administered at the day-care hospitals of hematology, oncology, rheumatology, and oncopediatrics. We analyzed adherence to the safety system, the number of programming errors detected, the commonly implicated drugs in these errors, and improvement actions Results: During the study period, 120 smart pumps were implemented and data on 70,028 infusions were gathered. The rate of adherence to the safety program was 62.30% in hematology (6,887 infusions), 60,30% in oncology (28,127 infusions), 46,50% in rheumatology (1,950 infusions) and 1.8% in oncopediatrics (139 infusions). 3,481 out of the established limits programming alerts were generated by the pumps: 2,716 of relative limit and 765 of absolute limit. En 807 infusions (2.17%), errors that could have had consequences for the patients could be prevented. These findings allowed implementing a series of strategies aimed at minimizing these errors in the future. Conclusions: The Hospira MedNetTM system detects deviations from the established protocols of intravenous infusion, preventing in this way potential adverse events for the patients. It also allows establishing correction measures and implementing the improvement strategies.

  4. Vasoactive intestinal peptide and secretin: effects of combined and separate intravenous infusions on bile secretion in man

    The effects of intravenously administered vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and secretin on bile secretion were studied in 12 patients with complete biliary fistulas. The two peptides were administered both simultaneously and separately. During VIP infusion, bile volume increased by 60%, and during the combined VIP and secretin infursion bile volume increased by another 70%. VIP increased bile bicarbonate concentration by some 30%. Although secretin did not increase the concentration, bicarbonate output increased threefold during secretin infusion but only twofold during VIP infusion. The outputs of bile acids were not significantly affected by the two peptides, whereas the concentration decreased by 40% and 70% after VIP and secretin, respectively. The canalicular bile flow, measured by [14C]erythritol, was unaffected by VIP infusion, whereas secretin alone and the combination of the two peptides increased the canalicular clearance by 80%. The choleretic effect of VIP thus seems to occur only at the ductular level. Secretin exerts its effect at the ductular level and possibly also at the canalicular level. It is concluded that the two peptides have additive effects on the ductular bile flow.. 32 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs

  5. The comparison of 5-Fu pharmacokinetics on rabbit after left gastric intraarterial infusion and by peripheral intravenous administration

    Objective: To compare the pharmacokinetics on rabbit after left gastric regional arterial infusion chemotherapy with peripheral intravenous administration. Methods: 18 rabbits were separated into 6 time-groups at random and 5-Fu (50 mg/kg) was infused through left gastric artery. Blood of portal vein and peripheral vein were sampled at different time. Finally all rabbits were killed and partial stomach tissues were sampled. Blood and stomach tissue were analysed with high efficacy liquid chromatography after disposed. Control group members were infused 5-Fu (50 mg/kg) by ear marginal vein and then blood and stomach tissue samples taken at different times were analysed with the same method. Results: The drug concentration-time curve of portal vein and peripheral vein both reached the peak at the fifth minute after drug administration in the two methods, then declined quickly and slowed down after 30 minutes, according with two-house models. The drug concentration in portal vein of the experimental group was obviously higher than in the peripheral vein and also higher than in the portal vein of the control group maintaining for a longer period. Drug concentration in stomach tissue of experimental group was 11 times of that of control group at the fifth minute and was similar after 2 hours in both methods groups. Conclusions: Drug concentration in blood of portal vein and stomach tissue can maintain a higher level in a longer period with the same local effect after left gastric arterial infusion chemotherapy showing high chemotherapeutic efficiency

  6. Two case reports of retained steel insulin pump infusion set needles.

    Plager, Phillip; Murati, Michael A; Moran, Antoinette; Sunni, Muna

    2016-03-01

    Insulin pumps are common in the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We report two cases of metal insulin infusion set needles which broke off the tubing and remained embedded in the soft tissue of two boys with T1D (five needles in one case, and one needle in the other). The patient with five retained needles was asymptomatic and had a normal physical examination, and the missing needles were only detected using pelvic X-ray; the second patient had only mild discomfort. While these are the first such cases reported in the medical literature, there may be other cases which have gone unnoticed, suggesting the potential need to explore the safety of this product further. PMID:25683199

  7. Post-reconstitution Stability of Telavancin with Commonly Used Diluents and Intravenous Infusion Solutions

    Zhengtian Gu, PhD

    2015-12-01

    Conclusions: These results are supportive of a total hold time for reconstituted telavancin in vials plus the time in IV infusion solutions in polyvinyl chloride bags to not exceed 12hours under ambient conditions and 7 days under refrigeration.

  8. Position Statement on the management of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII): The Italian Lazio experience.

    Maurizi, Anna R; Suraci, Concetta; Pitocco, Dario; Schiaffini, Riccardo; Tubili, Claudio; Morviducci, Lelio; Giordano, Renato; Manfrini, Silvia; Lauro, Davide; Frontoni, Simona; Pozzilli, Paolo; Buzzetti, Raffaella

    2016-01-01

    This document has been developed by a group of Italian diabetologists with extensive experience in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy to provide indications for the clinical management of CSII in diabetic patients (both type 1 and type 2) based on delivery mode operating in Italy. Although the potential benefits of pump therapy in achieving glycemic goals is now accepted, such results cannot be obtained without specific knowledge and skills being conveyed to patients during ad hoc educational training. To ensure that these new technologies reach their full effectiveness, as demonstrated theoretically and clinically, a careful assessment of the overall therapeutic and educational process is required, in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Therefore, to ensure the cost-effectiveness of insulin pump therapy and to justify reimbursement of therapy costs by the National Health System in Italy, in this article we present a model for diabetes and healthcare centers to follow that provides for different levels of expertise in the field of CSII therapy. This model will guarantee the provision of excellent care during insulin pump therapies, thus representing the basis for a successful outcome and expansion of this form of insulin treatment in patients with diabetes while also keeping costs under control. PMID:26118939

  9. Chronic central leptin infusion modulates the glycemia response to insulin administration in male rats through regulation of hepatic glucose metabolism.

    Burgos-Ramos, Emma; Canelles, Sandra; Rodríguez, Amaia; Gómez-Ambrosi, Javier; Frago, Laura M; Chowen, Julie A; Frühbeck, Gema; Argente, Jesús; Barrios, Vicente

    2015-11-01

    Leptin and insulin use overlapping signaling mechanisms to modify hepatic glucose metabolism, which is critical in maintaining normal glycemia. We examined the effect of an increase in central leptin and insulin on hepatic glucose metabolism and its influence on serum glucose levels. Chronic leptin infusion increased serum leptin and reduced hepatic SH-phosphotyrosine phosphatase 1, the association of suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 to the insulin receptor in liver and the rise in glycemia induced by central insulin. Leptin also decreased hepatic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase levels and increased insulin's ability to phosphorylate insulin receptor substrate-1, Akt and glycogen synthase kinase on Ser9 and to stimulate glucose transporter 2 and glycogen levels. Peripheral leptin treatment reproduced some of these changes, but to a lesser extent. Our data indicate that leptin increases the hepatic response to a rise in insulin, suggesting that pharmacological manipulation of leptin targets may be of interest for controlling glycemia. PMID:26296906

  10. Vascular effects of intravenous intralipid and dextrose infusions in obese subjects

    Gosmanov, Aidar R.; Smiley, Dawn D.; Peng, Limin; Siquiera, Joselita; Robalino, Gonzalo; Newton, Christopher; Umpierrez, Guillermo E.

    2012-01-01

    Hyperglycemia and elevated free fatty acids (FFA) are implicated in the development of endothelial dysfunction. Infusion of soy-bean oil-based lipid emulsion (Intralipid®) increases FFA levels and results in elevation of blood pressure (BP) and endothelial dysfunction in obese healthy subjects. The effects of combined hyperglycemia and high FFA on BP, endothelial function and carbohydrate metabolism are not known. Twelve obese healthy subjects received four random, 8-h IV infusions of saline,...

  11. Modelling the Effect of Exercise on Insulin Pharmacokinetics in "Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion" Treated Type 1 Diabetes Patients

    Duun-Henriksen, Anne Katrine; Juhl, Rune; Schmidt, Signe; Nørgaard, Kirsten; Madsen, Henrik

    infusion (CSII) treated patients by modelling the absorption rate as a function of exercise. Methods: Three models are estimated from 17 data sequences. All of them are based on a linear three-compartment base model. The models are based on stochastic differential equations to allow noise to enter the...... dynamics. In the first model, the insulin absorption rate parameter is replaced by a random walk. In the second model, the relationship between the absorption rate and exercise is modelled as a linear dependency, while in the third model this linear relationship depends on the intensity. A Lamperti...... transformation is used to ensure non-negative state values. A special focus is put on the structural identiflability of the base model, while the posterior identiflability is checked for all models from the conditional likelihood profiles. Results: The first model is disregarded due to the small number of...

  12. Changes in atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations during intravenous saline infusion in hypoxic cor pulmonale.

    Stewart, A.G.; Bardsley, P. A.; Baudouin, S. V.; Waterhouse, J. C.; Thompson, J. S.; Morice, A.H.; Howard, P

    1991-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of oedema in hypoxic cor pulmonale is poorly understood. One possibility is a failure of atrial natriuretic peptide release, leading to salt and water retention. This hypothesis was tested by observing the response to an intravenous saline challenge in patients with and without cor pulmonale. METHODS: Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide concentrations were measured before and for three hours after an intravenous saline load (0.1 ml 2.7% saline/kg/min for 60 minutes)...

  13. Development of Gendine-Coated Cannula for Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for Extended Use.

    Jamal, Mohamed A; Garoge, Kumait; Rosenblatt, Joel S; Hachem, Ray Y; Raad, Issam I

    2015-08-01

    Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) using pumps is a widely used method for insulin therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Among the major factors that usually lead to the discontinuation of CSII are CSII set-related issues, including infection at the infusion site. The American Diabetic Association currently recommends rotating sites every 2 to 3 days. This recommendation adds cost and creates inconvenience. Therefore, in order to prevent infections and extend the duration between insertion site changes, we developed a Teflon cannula coated with a combination of gentian violet and chlorhexidine (gendine) and tested its antimicrobial efficacy against different pathogens. The cannulas were coated with gendine on the exterior surface and dried. The efficacy and durability of gendine-coated cannulas were determined against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Candida glabrata using a biofilm colonization method. The cytotoxicity of gendine was assessed against mouse fibroblast cell lines. The gendine-coated cannulas showed complete prevention of biofilm colonization of all organisms tested for up to 2 weeks (P biofilm of multidrug-resistant pathogens for up to 2 weeks and may have potential clinical applications, such as prolonged use, cost reduction, and lower infection rate. PMID:25941227

  14. Short-lasting systemic and regional benefits of early crystalloid infusion after intravenous inoculation of dogs with live Escherichia coli

    Garrido A.G.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of early crystalloid infusion in an experimental model of septic shock induced by intravenous inoculation with live Escherichia coli. Anesthetized dogs received an intravenous infusion of 1.2 x 10(10 cfu/kg live E. coli in 30 min. After 30 min of observation, they were randomized to controls (no fluids; N = 7, or fluid resuscitation with lactated Ringer's solution, 16 ml/kg (N = 7 or 32 ml/kg (N = 7 over 30 min and followed for 120 min. Cardiac index, portal blood flow, mean arterial pressure, systemic and regional oxygen-derived variables, blood lactate, and gastric PCO2 were assessed. Rapid and progressive cardiovascular deterioration with reduction in cardiac output, mean arterial pressure and portal blood flow (~50, ~25 and ~70%, respectively was induced by the live bacteria challenge. Systemic and regional territories showed significant increases in oxygen extraction and in lactate levels. Significant increases in venous-arterial (~9.6 mmHg, portal-arterial (~12.1 mmHg and gastric mucosal-arterial (~18.4 mmHg PCO2 gradients were also observed. Early fluid replacement, especially with 32 ml/kg volumes of crystalloids, promoted only partial and transient benefits such as increases of ~76% in cardiac index, of ~50% in portal vein blood flow and decreases in venous-arterial, portal-arterial, gastric mucosal-arterial PCO2 gradients (7.2 ± 1.0, 7.2 ± 1.3 and 9.7 ± 2.5 mmHg, respectively. The fluid infusion promoted only modest and transient benefits, unable to restore the systemic and regional perfusional and metabolic changes in this hypodynamic septic shock model.

  15. Effects of glucagon, glucose, adrenaline and insulin infusion on blood glucose level in the common African toad (bufo regularis).

    Oyebola, D D; Ariwodola, J O; Alada, A R

    1998-01-01

    Male toads, weighing 70-123 g, were divided into 13 groups with 8 toad in each group. Animals in each group were fasted overnight before the experiments. Toads in groups 1 to 4 were infused for 30 minutes with adrenaline, 5 ugkg-1 min-1, glucose, 5.5 mg kg-1 min-1; glucagon 2 ugkg-1 min-1; and insulin 2000 uU kg-1 min-1, respectively. Blood samples for blood glucose measurement were taken before, during and after each infusion. The experiment was repeated in groups 5 and 6 using 3.5 mg kg-1 min-1 and 7.5 mg kg-1 min-1 of glucose respectively. Toads in groups 7 to 9 were pretreated with prazosin, 0.2 mg/kg and those in groups 10 to 12 were pretreated with propranolol, 0.5 mg/kg. After pretreatment, glucose, glucagon and insulin infusions were repeated in the alpha-blocked and beta-blocked toads, respectively. Group 13 was infused with 0.7% saline and served as the control. The results showed that infusions of adrenaline, glucose and glucagon resulted in significant hyperglycaemia while insulin caused hypoglycaemia. The hyperglycaemic response to glucose was dose-dependent. The experiments using blockers showed that the glycaemic effects of glucagon and insulin are mediated via beta adrenoceptors, that for glucose is via alpha adrenoceptors and from an earlier study, the glycaemic response of adrenaline is through both alpha and beta adrenoceptors. PMID:10456139

  16. Intravenous infusions of glucose stimulate key lipogenic enzymes in adipose tissue of dairy cows in a dose-dependent manner.

    Carra, Mirja; Al-Trad, Bahaa; Penner, Gregory B; Wittek, Thomas; Gäbel, Gotthold; Für, Manfred; Aschenbach, Jörg R

    2013-07-01

    The present study was investigated whether increasing amounts of glucose supply have a stimulatory effect on the mRNA abundance and activity of key lipogenic enzymes in adipose tissue of midlactation dairy cows. Twelve Holstein-Friesian dairy cows in midlactation were cannulated in the jugular vein and infused with either a 40% glucose solution (n=6) or saline (n=6). For glucose infusion cows, the infusion dose increased by 1.25%/d relative to the initial net energy for lactation (NEL) requirement until a maximum dose equating to a surplus of 30% NEL was reached on d 24. This maximum dose was maintained until d 28 and stopped thereafter (between d 29-32). Cows in the saline infusion group received an equivalent volume of 0.9% saline solution. Samples of subcutaneous adipose tissue were taken on d 0, 8, 16, 24, and 32 when surplus glucose reached 0, 10, 20, and 30% of the NEL requirement, respectively. The mRNA abundance of fatty acid synthase, cytoplasmic acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase, cytoplasmic glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase-1, and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase showed linear treatment × dose interactions with increasing mRNA abundance with increasing glucose dose. The increased mRNA abundance was paralleled by a linear treatment × dose interaction for fatty acid synthase and acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase enzymatic activities. The mRNA abundance of ATP-citrate lyase showed a tendency for linear treatment × dose interaction with increasing mRNA abundance with increasing glucose dose. The mRNA abundance of all tested enzymes, as well as the activities of fatty acid synthase and acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase, correlated with plasma glucose and serum insulin levels. In a multiple regression model, the predictive value of insulin was dominant over that of glucose. In conclusion, gradual increases in glucose supply upregulate key lipogenic enzymes in adipose tissue of midlactating dairy cows with linear dose dependency. Insulin appears to be critically involved in this regulation. PMID:23660139

  17. Clinical Informatics: Recursive Concurrence Intravenous Medication Administration Systems Protocols for Addressing the Potential Problem of Recessive Lethal Autonomy in Smart Infusion Systems

    Nyagudi, Nyagudi Musandu

    2016-01-01

    Smart Infusion Pumps are vital tools for use in administering a broad range of parenteral/intravenous medications. Safe and effective use of smart infusion pumps depends upon their integration with Pump Servers, Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems, Pharmacy Information Systems, DERS/MERS Dose/Medication Error Reduction Systems( and the digital Drug Libraries that they use), eMARS/electronic Medication Administration Records Systems, etc. More computer systems result in more computer ne...

  18. Accidental intravenous infusion of a large dose of magnesium sulphate during labor: A case report

    Kamal Kumar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available During labor and child delivery, a wide range of drugs are administered. Most of these medications are high-alert medications, which can cause significant harm to the patient due to its inadvertent use. Errors could be caused due to unfamiliarity with safe dosage ranges, confusion between similar looking drugs, mislabeling of drugs, equipment misuse, or malfunction and communication errors. We report a case of inadvertent infusion of a large dose of magnesium sulphate in a pregnant woman.

  19. Continuous intravenous flumazenil infusion in a patient with chlordiazepoxide toxicity and hepatic encephalopathy

    Moh′d Al-Halawani

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Flumazenil, a benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, is the drug of choice for the diagnosis and treatment of benzodiazepine overdose. We are presenting a patient with chronic alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease, who came with alcohol withdrawal symptoms and treated chlordiazepoxide. Subsequently he developed a prolonged change in mental status that required treatment for benzodiazepine overdose and hepatic encephalopathy with flumazenil infusion for 28 days.

  20. Optimal intravenous infusion to decrease the haematocrit level in patient of DHF infection

    Handayani, D.; Nuraini, N.; Saragih, R.; Wijaya, K. P.; Naiborhu, J.

    2014-02-01

    The optimal control of infusion model for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) infection is formulated here. The infusion model will be presented in form of haematocrit level. The input control aim to normalize the haematocrit level and is expressed as infusion volume on mL/day. The stability near the equilibrium points will be analyzed. Numerical simulation shows the dynamic of each infection compartments which gives a description of within-host dynamic of dengue virus. These results show particularly that infected compartments tend to be vanished in ±15days after the onset of the virus. In fact, without any control added, the haematocrit level will decrease but not up to the normal level. Therefore the effective haematocrit normalization should be done with the treatment control. Control treatment for a fixed time using a control input can bring haematocrit level to normal range 42-47%. The optimal control in this paper is divided into three cases, i.e. fixed end point, constrained input, and tracking haematocrit state. Each case shows different infection condition in human body. However, all cases require that the haematocrit level to be in normal range in fixed final time.

  1. A study of the effect of aging on insulin and glucagon release during intravenous glucose tolerance tests

    Glucose intolerance in aged persons had been reported by many investigators. In this study intravenous glucose tolerance tests have been performed of 63 subjects classified into three groups (20 - 40 years, 40 - 60 years and above 60 years). With increasing age, significant increases of plasma glucose and insulin and decreases in glucose assimilation, insulin stimulating activity and insulin index were observed. No significant differences have been found in plasma glucagon levels of glucagon suppression areas so that it may be concluded that glucagon is of no importance to the reduction of glucose tolerance with aging. (author)

  2. A comparison of two intravenous infusion devices in lung carcinoma patients receiving combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy

    Xing-Hua Bai; Shuang Zang; Ling Yu

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate the clinical effects of intravenous (IV) devices in the patients with lung cancer undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 128 patients were divided into two groups : t0 hose who received chemotherapy through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC group; n = 64), and those who received therapy through an IV remaining needle (n = 64). Statistical Analysis: Patient characteristics and complication rates were compared usi...

  3. Differential effects of ketoconazole on exposure to temsirolimus following intravenous infusion of temsirolimus

    Boni, J P; Leister, C; Burns, J.(SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom); Hug, B

    2008-01-01

    Intravenous (i.v.) temsirolimus, a novel inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin, is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma and is being studied in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. Because temsirolimus and its primary metabolite, sirolimus, are metabolised by the cytochrome P450 3A4 pathway (CYP3A4), the potential exists for pharmacokinetic (PK) drug interactions with the numerous agents that modulate CYP3A4 isozyme activity. We investigated the effects of ketoconaz...

  4. Radiochemical purity, at expiry, and radiochemical stability of iodine-131 labelled meta-iodobenzylguanidine concentrates for intravenous infusion

    The determination of the amount of free [131I]iodide in [131I]metaiodobenzylguanidine ([131I]MIBG) concentrates for intravenous infusion under different storage conditions derived from daily practice. The percentage of free [131I]iodide was determined in [131I]MIBG concentrates (1.6-3.9 GBq in 7.5 ml), kept on dry ice (up to expiry, 3 days after production) or, after thawing, at room temperature (up to 24 h). A validated solid phase extraction (SPE) assay was used. Free [131I]iodide increased from 1.9%±0.34% at production to 4.4%±0.67% (mean±SD; n=5) at expiry in 3.7 GBq per 7.5 ml [131I]MIBG infusion concentrates stored on dry ice (-78 C). At room temperature, formation of free [131I]iodide was found to be dependent on the radioactive concentration of the fluid. [131I]iodide levels increased from 3.1%, immediately after thawing, to 6.6% and 16.6% at t=5 and 24 h, respectively, for a 3.9 GBq per 7.5 ml concentrate. The investigated formulation of [131I]MIBG concentrates, stored in its original packing containing dry ice, can generally be used up to expiry. After thawing, the undiluted concentrates should be administered to a patient within 3.5 h. (orig.)

  5. Expression and activity of key hepatic gluconeogenesis enzymes in response to increasing intravenous infusions of glucose in dairy cows.

    Al-Trad, B; Wittek, T; Penner, G B; Reisberg, K; Gäbel, G; Fürll, M; Aschenbach, J R

    2010-09-01

    The present study aimed at investigating whether increasing concentrations of glucose supply have a depressive effect on the mRNA abundance and activity of key gluconeogenic enzymes in dairy cows. Twelve Holstein-Friesian dairy cows in mid-lactation were intravenously infused with saline (SI; n = 6) or a 40% glucose solution (GI; n = 6). For GI cows, the infusion dose increased by 1.25%/d relative to the initial NE(l) requirement until a maximum dose equating to surplus 30% NE(l) was reached on d 24. Cows receiving SI received an equivalent volume of 0.9% saline solution. Blood samples were taken every 2 d, and liver biopsies were collected every 8 d. A treatment x quadratic dose interaction (P 0.25) by treatment. In conclusion, hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes are only moderately affected by slowly increasing glucose supply, including a translational or posttranslational downregulation of FBPase activity and a decrease in the mRNA abundance of PC with possible consequences for PC enzyme activity. PMID:20495114

  6. Detection of coronary heart disease with 99Tcm-MIBI myocardial perfusion imaging stressed by intravenous infusion of higenamine hydrochloride

    Objective: To investigate the role of 99Tcm-MIBI MPI stressed by intravenous infusion of higenamine hydrochloride (HG) in detection of coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods: Sixty-two patients with suspected CHD underwent both 99Tcm-MIBI MPI with HG infusion and CAG. CAG was used as the gold standard in diagnosing CHD. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of HG stress studies were evaluated with 99Tcm-MIBI MPI. Results: Using stenosis of the main branch or the first branch with more than 50% stenosis as the diagnostic criteria, 38 patients (61.3%) showed abnormal CAG results, including 24 one-, 9 two-, and 5 three-vessel stenoses. Of the 38 patients (38.7%) with abnormal CAG results, positive results in HG MPI studies were demonstrated in 22 patients. Negative results in HG MPI studies were confirmed in 22 patients among the 24 patients with normal CAG results. For detection of CHD, the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of 99Tcm-MIBI MPI with HG infusion were calculated as 57.9% (22/38), 91.7% (22/24), 71.0% (44/62), 91.7% (22/24) and 57.9% (22/38), respectively. Twenty-two patients (35.5%) had side effects during HG stress studies, but no effects were severe. All patients recovered soon after examination. Conclusion: An HG stress study is feasible and safe, and it is a potential method in detection of CHD with 99Tcm-MIBI MPI. (authors)

  7. Therapeutic response to intravenous infusions of glucocerebrosidase in a patient with Gaucher disease

    Enzyme replacement has been under consideration as a therapeutic strategy for patients with Gaucher disease for more than two decades. Previous studies indicated that single injections of purified glucocerebrosidase reduced the amount of storage material in the liver. It was important to determine whether administration of exogenous enzyme on a regular basis would be of clinical benefit. The authors weekly i.v. infusions of a macrophage-targeted preparation of human placental glucocerebrosidase in a child with type 1 Gaucher disease increased hemoglobin over a 20-week period. The platelet count also increased. Phagocytic activity in the spleen decreased during the period of enzyme administration, and there was radiographic evidence of skeletal improvement. These observations document objective clinical responses to enzyme supplementation in a patient with a sphingolipid storage disorder

  8. In silico evaluation of a control system and algorithm for automated insulin infusion in the ICU setting

    Olmos Pablo R

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background It is known that tight control of glucose in the Intensive Care Unit reduces morbidity and mortality not only in diabetic patients but also in those non-diabetics who become transiently hyperglycemic. Taking advantage of a recently marketed subcutaneous glucose sensor we designed an Automatic Insulin Infusion System (AIIS for inpatient treatment, and tested its stability under simulated clinical conditions. Methods The system included: reference glucose, glucose sensor, insulin and glucose infusion controllers and emergency infusion logic. We carried out computer simulations using Matlab/Simulink®, in both common and worst-case conditions. Results The system was capable of controlling glucose levels without entering in a phase of catastrophic instability, even under severe simulated challenges. Care was taken to include in all simulations the 5-10 minute delay of the subcutaneous glucose signal when compared to the real-time serum glucose signal, a well-known characteristic of all subcutaneous glucose sensors. Conclusions When tested in-Silico, a commercially available subcutaneous glucose sensor allowed the stable functioning of a proportional-derivative Automatic Insulin Infusion System, which was able to maintain glucose within acceptable limits when using a well-established glucose response model simulating a patient. Testing of the system in vivo using animal models is now warranted.

  9. Stability studies of lincomycin hydrochloride in aqueous solution and intravenous infusion fluids

    Czarniak P

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Petra Czarniak, Michael Boddy, Bruce Sunderland, Jeff D Hughes School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical stability of Lincocin® (lincomycin hydrochloride in commonly used intravenous fluids at room temperature (25°C, at accelerated-degradation temperatures and in selected buffer solutions.Materials and methods: The stability of Lincocin® injection (containing lincomycin 600 mg/2 mL as the hydrochloride stored at 25°C±0.1°C in sodium lactate (Hartmann’s, 0.9% sodium chloride, 5% glucose, and 10% glucose solutions was investigated over 31 days. Forced degradation of Lincocin® in hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and hydrogen peroxide was performed at 60°C. The effect of pH on the degradation rate of lincomycin hydrochloride stored at 80°C was determined.Results: Lincomycin hydrochloride was found to maintain its shelf life at 25°C in sodium lactate (Hartmann’s solution, 0.9% sodium chloride solution, 5% glucose solution, and 10% glucose solution, with less than 5% lincomycin degradation occurring in all intravenous solutions over a 31-day period. Lincomycin hydrochloride showed less rapid degradation at 60°C in acid than in basic solution, but degraded rapidly in hydrogen peroxide. At all pH values tested, lincomycin followed first-order kinetics. It had the greatest stability near pH 4 when stored at 80°C (calculated shelf life of 4.59 days, and was least stable at pH 2 (calculated shelf life of 0.38 days.Conclusion: Lincocin® injection was chemically found to have a shelf life of at least 31 days at 25°C when added to sodium lactate (Hartmann’s solution, 0.9% sodium chloride solution, 5% glucose solution, and 10% glucose solution. Solutions prepared at approximately pH 4 are likely to have optimum stability. Keywords: lincomycin, stability, pH, intravenous fluids, IV additives

  10. Pharmacokinetics of intravenous amikacin after rapid and slow infusion with special reference to hemodialysis.

    Pechere, J C; Dugal, R; Pechere, M M

    1979-01-01

    The pharmacokinetics of amikacin, a recently introduced aminoglycoside structurally related to kanamycin, were determined in healthy volunteers after rapid and slow constant-rate intravenous administration of a 7.5 mg/kg dose. The elimination profile of amikacin can be described by two compartment open model kinetics. Peripheral distribution of the drug is extremely rapid, and beta-phase concentrations decay with a half-life averaging about 2 hours, while inter-compartmental equilibrium is achieved in a little over 30 minutes. The volume of distribution averages about 25% of body weight. During hemodialysis, amikacin extraction from the blood reaches 97% +/- 17% (mean +/- 95% confidence interval) that of creatinine and 89% +/- 20% that of blood urea nitrogen. A method of administration adapted to the kinetic properties of the antibiotic is proposed. PMID:467467

  11. Exenatide augments first- and second-phase insulin secretion in response to intravenous glucose in subjects with type 2 diabetes

    Fehse, Frauke; Trautmann, Michael; Holst, Jens Juul; Halseth, Amy E; Nanayakkara, Nuwan; Nielsen, Loretta L; Fineman, Mark S; Kim, Dennis D; Nauck, Michael A

    2005-01-01

    CONTEXT: First-phase insulin secretion (within 10 min after a sudden rise in plasma glucose) is reduced in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The incretin mimetic exenatide has glucoregulatory activities in DM2, including glucose-dependent enhancement of insulin secretion. OBJECTIVE: The objective of......), followed by iv glucose challenge. PATIENTS: Thirteen evaluable DM2 subjects were included in the study: 11 males, two females; age, 56 +/- 7 yr; body mass index, 31.7 +/- 2.4 kg/m2; hemoglobin A1c, 6.6 +/- 0.7% (mean +/- sd) treated with diet/exercise (n = 1), metformin (n = 10), or acarbose (n = 2...... the study was to determine whether exenatide can restore a more normal pattern of insulin secretion in subjects with DM2. DESIGN: Fasted subjects received iv insulin infusion to reach plasma glucose 4.4-5.6 mmol/liter. Subjects received iv exenatide (DM2) or saline (DM2 and healthy volunteers...

  12. Effect of perioperative insulin infusion on surgical morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.7

    Gandhi, G.Y.; Murad, M.H.; Flynn, D.N.; Erwin, P.J.; Cavalcante, A.B.; Bay, Nielsen H.; Capes, S.E.; Thorlund, K.; Montori, V.M.; Devereaux, P.J.

    2008-01-01

    infusion vs 48/1476 patients in control group; relative risk, 2.07; 95% CI, 1.29-3.32; 99% CI, 1.09-3.88; I2, 31.5%; 95% CI, 0.0%-59.0%). No significant effect was seen in any other outcomes. The available mortality data represent only 40% of the optimal information size required to reliably detect a...... included trials and abstracted data on perioperative outcomes (ie, outcomes that occurred during hospitalization or within 30 days of surgery). RESULTS: We identified 34 eligible trials. In the 14 trials that assessed mortality, there were 68 deaths among 2192 patients randomized to insulin infusion...

  13. Assessment of right ventricular function by intravenous infusion of krypton-81m

    Kr-81m equilibrium ventriculography was used to assess right ventricular (RV) function at rest (R) and during submaximal bicycle exercise (E) in patients (pts) with different cardiopulmonary disorders. Kr-81 was continuously eluted in 5% dextrose from a portable Rb-81 generator and infused through a peripheral vein. Due to the short half-life (13s) and the free diffusibility of Kr-81 through the alveolar membrane, activity in the left side of the heart is negligible. This allows imaging in a RAO position which provides the best separation between the right atrium and the RV. Determination of RV ejection fraction (RVEF) involved the definition of an endiastolic and an endsystolic region of interest by a semiautomatic computer algorithm. The standard deviation of RVEF determinations by two independent observers was 0.047. Kr-81 RVEF was related to X-ray angiographic (XR) RVEF and hemodynamic measurements. The correlation coefficient between Kr-81 and XR RVEF was 0.82(n=25). When all pts were divided into two groups according to their mean pulmonary artery pressure, significant differences in the RVEF during E between these groups were found with both Kr-81 and XR ventriculography. The correspondence between KR-81 and XR data underlines the potential of Kr-81 as a reliable noninvasive tool in assessing RV function

  14. Intravenous drip transfusion of recombinant human endostatin combined with arterial infusion chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced carcinomas: a clinical observation

    Objective: To discuss the clinical effects and the safety of intravenous drip transfusion of recombinant human edentate's combined with arterial infusion chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced carcinomas. Methods: Forty-one patients with advanced carcinomas were enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into study group and control group. All patients underwent relevant infusion chemotherapy via the tumor-feeding artery. At the same day when the arterial infusion chemotherapy was completed, patients in study group stated to receive intravenous drip transfusion of recombinant human endostatin, which lasted for 14 days and, then, broke for 7 days (regarded as one therapeutic cycle). No additional treatment was given to the patients in control group. After two therapeutic cycles, the clinical effect was evaluated with RE-CIST criteria and the living quality was assessed with Karnofsky scoring. The adverse effect was compared between two groups. Results: The control rate of disease and the Karnofsky score were significantly higher in study group than thase in control group (P 0.05). Conclusion: For the treatment of advanced carcinomas, intravenous drip transfusion of recombinant human endostatin combined with arterial infusion chemotherapy can markedly improve patient's living quality and disease control rate, besides, this therapy carries few adverse effects. Therefore, it is well worth making the effort to popularize this technique in clinical practice.(authors)

  15. The Various Forms of Insulin Secretion Response to the Intravenous and Oral Administration of Glucose in Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

    On the basis of 68 observations on advanced diabetes mellitus (20 cases), latent diabetes with obesity (12 cases), chemical diabetes with subjective symptoms (26 cases) and 10 observations of obesity without diabetes, the authors have analysed the various forms of insulin secretion response to the intravenous and oral administration of glucose. The response appeared to be totally withdrawn in advanced diabetes mellitus although the patients were still capable of responding to stimulation with glucagon. In the two other forms of diabetes described, the response to stimulation by intravenous administration was less marked than in normal subjects. With oral administration, on the other hand, the response was greater, although the insulin secreted in this case appeared ineffective in cases of obesity but effective in conditions without obesity due to the hypoglycaemic effect. (author)

  16. Usefulness of Intravenous Anesthesia Using a Target-controlled Infusion System with Local Anesthesia in Submuscular Breast Augmentation Surgery

    Kyu-Jin Chung

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background Patients have anxiety and fear of complications due to general anesthesia.Through new instruments and local anesthetic drugs, a variety of anesthetic methods havebeen introduced. These methods keep hospital costs down and save time for patients. Inparticular, the target-controlled infusion (TCI system maintains a relatively accurate level ofplasma concentration, so the depth of anesthesia can be adjusted more easily. We conductedthis study to examine whether intravenous anesthesia using the TCI system with propofol andremifentanil would be an effective method of anesthesia in breast augmentation.Methods This study recruited 100 patients who underwent breast augmentation surgeryfrom February to August 2011. Intravenous anesthesia was performed with 10 mg/mLpropofol and 50 μg/mL remifentanil simultaneously administered using two separate modulesof a continuous computer-assisted TCI system. The average target concentration was set at2 μg/mL and 2 ng/mL for propofol and remifentanil, respectively, and titrated against clinicaleffect and vital signs. Oxygen saturation, electrocardiography, and respiratory status werecontinuously measured during surgery. Blood pressure was measured at 5-minute intervals.Information collected includes total duration of surgery, dose of drugs administered duringsurgery, memory about surgery, and side effects.Results Intraoperatively, there was transient hypotension in two cases and hypoxia in threecases. However, there were no serious complications due to anesthesia such as respiratorydifficulty, deep vein thrombosis, or malignant hypertension, for which an endotrachealintubation or reversal agent would have been needed. All the patients were discharged on theday of surgery and able to ambulate normally.Conclusions Our results indicate that anesthetic methods, where the TCI of propofol andremifentanil is used, might replace general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation in breastaugmentation surgery.

  17. In silico evaluation of a control system and algorithm for automated insulin infusion in the ICU setting

    Olmos Pablo R; Borzone Gisella R; Guarini Marcelo W; Ortiz Jos L

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background It is known that tight control of glucose in the Intensive Care Unit reduces morbidity and mortality not only in diabetic patients but also in those non-diabetics who become transiently hyperglycemic. Taking advantage of a recently marketed subcutaneous glucose sensor we designed an Automatic Insulin Infusion System (AIIS) for inpatient treatment, and tested its stability under simulated clinical conditions. Methods The system included: reference glucose, glucose sensor, i...

  18. Cardiotoxic Overdose Treated with Intravenous Fat Emulsion and High-Dose Insulin in the Setting of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Stellpflug, Samuel J; Fritzlar, Sandy J.; Cole, Jon B; Engebretsen, Kristin M.; HOLGER, JOEL S.

    2010-01-01

    High-dose insulin (HDI) and intravenous fat emulsion (IFE) are used in overdoses, although rarely combined. To our knowledge, IFE therapy has not been reported in overdoses of diltiazem, metoprolol and amiodarone. We report a severe overdose of these drugs treated with HDI and IFE in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We also discuss the potential clinical implications of the inotropic effects of HDI in the setting of HCM and the use and efficacy of IFE in this overdose.

  19. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion versus Multiple Daily Injections of Insulin for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Association with Neonatal Chemical Hypoglycemia.

    Sargent, James A; Roeder, Hilary A; Ward, Kristy K; Moore, Thomas R; Ramos, Gladys A

    2015-12-01

    Objective?We hypothesized that patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were managed during their pregnancy with a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) would have a lower incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia (NH) than patients managed with multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin. Study Design?This was a retrospective cohort of 95 women with T1DM who delivered singleton, term neonates between 2007 and 2014. The primary outcome was incidence of NH (capillary plasma glucose???45 mg/dL) in the first 24 hours after birth. Results?The incidence of NH was 66.0% (62/95). The NH rate was significantly higher in women managed with CSII versus MDI (62 vs. 38%, p?=?0.024). Neonates with NH had a higher birth weight (3,867??658 vs. 3,414??619?g, p?=?0.002). When analyzing intrapartum glucose management, mothers of neonates with NH had significantly less time managed on an insulin infusion (median interquartile range 7 [3.5-30.5] vs. 17.5 [2.0-17.5] hours, p?=?0.014). In multivariable analysis, only maternal body mass index (BMI) (p?=?0.035) and time on an insulin infusion (p?=?0.043) were significantly associated with NH. Conclusion?In our population of patients with T1DM, CSII was more prevalent in the NH group; however, when controlling for other factors, intrapartum glucose management and early maternal BMI were the only variables associated with NH. PMID:26461928

  20. Continuous intravenous infusion of ATP in humans yields large expansions of erythrocyte ATP pools but extracellular ATP pools are elevated only at the start followed by rapid declines

    Rapaport, Eliezer; Salikhova, Anna; Abraham, Edward H.

    2015-01-01

    The pharmacokinetics of adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) was investigated in a clinical trial that included 15 patients with advanced malignancies (solid tumors). ATP was administered by continuous intravenous infusions of 8 h once weekly for 8 weeks. Three values of blood ATP levels were determined. These were total blood (erythrocyte) and blood plasma (extracellular) ATP pools along with the initial rate of release of ATP into the blood plasma. We found that values related to erythrocyte ATP...

  1. Prevention of methionine and ammonia-induced coma by intravenous infusion of a branched chain amino acid solution to rats with liver injury.

    Shiota,Tetsuya; Watanabe,Akiharu; Higashi, Toshihiro; Nagashima,Hideo

    1984-01-01

    The prevention of hepatic encephalopathy by the intravenous infusion of a branched chain amino acid (BCAA)-enriched solution was investigated in methionine and ammonium acetate-treated rats whose liver was already injured with carbon tetrachloride. A BCAA-enriched solution protected the rats from entering a coma. The brain BCAA contents became higher, and the brain methionine and tyrosine levels and the ratio of glutamine to glutamic acid in the brain diminished after administering the BCAA-e...

  2. Intravenous Infusion of Nerve Growth FactorSecreting Monocytes Supports the Survival of Cholinergic Neurons in the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert in Hypercholesterolemia BrownNorway Rats

    Hohsfield, Lindsay A.; Ehrlich, Daniela; Humpel, Christian

    2013-01-01

    The recruitment of monocytes into the brain has been implicated in Alzheimers disease and recent studies have indicated that monocytes can reduce amyloid plaque burden. Our previous investigations have shown that hypercholesterolemic rats develop cognitive, cholinergic, and bloodbrain barrier dysfunction, but do not develop amyloid plaques. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of repeated intravenous (i.v.) infusion (via the dorsal penile vein) of primary monocytes on cognition, ...

  3. The importance of active learning and practice on the students' mastery of pharmacokinetic calculations for the intermittent intravenous infusion dosing of antibiotics

    Mehvar Reza

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters after intermittent intravenous infusion (III of antibiotics, such as aminoglycosides or vancomycin, has traditionally been a difficult subject for students in clinical pharmacology or pharmacokinetic courses. Additionally, samples taken at different intervals during repeated dose therapy require manipulation of sampling times before accurate calculation of the patient-specific pharmacokinetic parameters. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of active learning tools and practice opportunities on the ability of students to estimate pharmacokinetic parameters from the plasma samples obtained at different intervals following intermittent intravenous infusion. Methods An extensive reading note, with examples, and a problem case, based on a patients chart data, were created and made available to students before the class session. Students were required to work through the case before attending the class. The class session was devoted to the discussion of the case requiring active participation of the students using a random participation program. After the class, students were given additional opportunities to practice the calculations, using online modules developed by the instructor, before submitting an online assignment. Results The performance of students significantly (P?P? Conclusions Despite being a difficult subject, students achieve mastery of pharmacokinetic calculations for the topic of intermittent intravenous infusion when appropriate active learning strategies and practice opportunities are employed.

  4. Treatment Efficacy of Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy In Type 1 Diabetic Patients - Orijinal Article

    Soner

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Current goals of treatment of diabetes are to achieve near-normal glycemia, minimize the risk of severe hypoglycemia, limit excessive weight gain, and to improve quality of life. Insulin pump or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII therapy provides a treatment option to aid in achieving all of these goals. CSII is a viable alternative to multiple daily injections (MDI therapy for patients with diabetes who are capable and motivated. In this study, we aimed to compare the diabetic control and treatment satisfaction in our patients using CSII and MDI. Materials and Methods: Fifty patients with type 1 diabetes, who had been followed between 2005-2008, were enrolled in the study. Changes in biomedical outcomes (glycated haemoglobin; HbA1c, hypoglycaemia, and weigth gain pre-CSII, during the last year and at the end of the study were analyzed retrospectively. For treatment satisfaction and compliance, we used a questionnaire containing 12 questions. The patients were divided into two groups according to MDI or CSII therapy use for least one year: Group 1 using CSII (n:27 and Group 2 using MDI (n:23. Results: There was no significant difference between the last HbA1c levels in both groups. In CSII group, decrease in HbA1c was 0.79% for average follow-up of 1.66 years ( 9.19%2.23; 8.40%1.17. When the two groups were compared in terms of hypoglycemia rates and weight gain over the last year, no statistically significant difference was found, but in CSII group, hypoglycemia rates were lower. Finally, CSII group demonstrated a higher treatment satisfaction rate and higher compliance, while a negative correlation was detected between frequency of home blood glucose monitoring and HbA1c levels in all patients. Conclusion: CSII therapy is effective in improving glycemic control with higher treatment satisfaction when compared with MDI therapy in selected type 1 diabetic patients. Turk Jem 2010; 14: 80-4

  5. Safety and feasibility of thallium-201 myocardial SPECT with intravenous infusion of disodium adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

    ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is a potent coronary vasodilator with a rapid onset of action and a very short half-life. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with intravenous ATP has not yet bee sufficiently proven in the diagnosis, follow-up, and risk stratification of coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of pharmacologic stress thallium-102 myocardial SPECT using an intravenous ATP infusion in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Thallium-201 myocardial SPECT in 319 patients with suspected coronary artery disease were performed after the infusion of ATP (0.08 mg/min for 6 min). The adverse effects were carefully monitored. Coronary angiography was also performed within 3 weeks. Although 76.5% of he patients had some adverse effects, they were transient, mild, and well tolerated. In all patients, the ATP infusion protocol was completed and only 2 patients required aminophylline. The adverse effects were dyspnea in 63%, headache in 31%, flushing in 21%, chest pain in 14% and abdominal discomfort in 5% of the patients. The sensitivity and specificity were 80% and 90% respectively. Thallium-201 myocardial SPECT after 6 min-infusion of ATP at a rate of 0.08 mg/kg/min is safe and has a diagnostic value in detecting coronary artery disease

  6. Effect of 4years subcutaneous insulin infusion treatment on albuminuria, kidney function and HbA1c compared with multiple daily injections

    Vestergaard Rosenlund, Signe; Hansen, T W; Andersen, Steen; Rossing, P

    2015-01-01

    AIM: The effect of insulin pump [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)] treatment on diabetes complications in a modern clinical setting is largely unknown. We investigated the effect of 4 years CSII treatment on HbA1c, albuminuria and kidney function compared with multiple daily...

  7. Insulin pump therapy in transient neonatal diabetes mellitus

    Park, Joong Heum; Kang, Jeong Hee; Lee, Kyu-Hyung; Kim, Nam-Hyo; Yoo, Han-Wook; Lee, Dae-Yeol; Yoo, Eun-Gyong

    2013-01-01

    Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare disease requiring insulin treatment. Its treatment is primarily focused on maintaining adequate glycemic control and avoiding hypoglycemia. Although insulin pump therapy is frequently administered to adults and children, there is no consensus on the use of insulin pumps in NDM. A 10 day-old female infant was referred to us with intrauterine growth retardation and poor weight gain. Hyperglycemia was noted, and continuous intravenous insulin infusion w...

  8. [Nocturnal continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion--a therapeutic possibility in labile type I diabetes under exceptional conditions].

    Bruns, W; Steinborn, F; Menzel, R; Staritz, B; Bibergeil, H

    1990-03-15

    The whole-day continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) with portable pumps in daily blood glucose autocontrol guarantees a more stabile and favourable glycaemia than multiple injections in labile type I diabetics. The success is mainly to be traced back to the continuous replacement of the basal secretion, particularly to the nocturnal fasting phase. In this study the effect on the glycaemia is investigated with exclusively nocturnal administration of the CSII under maintenance of multiple insulin injections during this day. In a group of 18 type I diabetics the nocturnal CSII in comparison to intermediate insulin administrations in the evening led to a significant improvement of glycaemia (p less than 0.01), in particular to the decrease of the fasting blood sugars (p less than 0.05). In two casuistic observations in comparison to all the other conventional methods for the compensation of the nocturnal glycaemia (depot insulin, nocturnal injection of normal insulin) the nocturnal CSII proved to be superior. Therefore, the nocturnal CSII is an--though more rarely to be used--alternative, which may be taken into consideration, of a whole-day CSII is temporarily unwished for. PMID:2197828

  9. The effect of glucagon infusion on kidney function in short-term insulin-dependent juvenile diabetics

    Parving, H H; Christiansen, J S; Noer, I; Tronier, B; Mogensen, C E

    1980-01-01

    Kidney function was studied in nine, metabolically well controlled, short-term insulin-dependent male diabetics before and during glucagon infusion of 4 to 5 and 8 to 10 ng/kg/min. Glomerular filtration rate, effective renal plasma flow (steady-state infusion technique, with urinary collections......, using 125I-iothalamate and 131I-iodohippurate), and urinary albumin and beta 2-microglobulin excretion rates were measured. The mean plasma glucagon concentration increased during infusion from 254 +/- 19 pg/ml to 440 +/- 31 pg/ml (low dose) and 730 +/- 52 pg/ml (high dose). Glomerular filtration rate...... increased in all subjects from 133 +/- 5 before the glucagon infusion to 141 +/- 4 with the low dose, and 148 +/- 7 ml/min/1.73 m2 with the high dose (p < 0.01). The increase in glomerular filtration rate correlated with the rise in plasma glucagon concentration (r = 0.67; p < 0.01). Renal plasma flow...

  10. Effect of glucose-insulin infusion on thallium-201 chloride tumor imaging

    Thallium-201 chloride (201Tl) kinetics, may be affected by serum insulin levels like potassium kinetics. The purpose of the present study was to use glucose and insulin to improve 201Tl accumulation in the tumor. The results showed that the tumor-to-normal tissue ratio after simultaneous injection of 201Tl, glucose and insulin was significantly higher than that after the injection of only 201Tl, and that a ring appearance seemed to occur after glucose and insulin injection. This preliminary study suggests that 201Tl accumulation in the tumor is enhanced by glucose and insulin administration. (author)

  11. Insulin secretion and cellular glucose metabolism after prolonged low-grade intralipid infusion in young men

    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Holst, Jens J; Dela, Flemming; Madsbad, Sten; Vaag, Allan A

    2003-01-01

    Intralipid infusion. At LI, glucose oxidation decreased by 10%, whereas glucose disposal, glycolytic flux, glucose storage, and glucose production were not significantly altered. At HI, glucose disposal, and glucose oxidation decreased by 12% and 24%, respectively, during Intralipid infusion. Glycolytic flux...

  12. Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction after intravenous immunoglobulin infusion in a young patient: a rare but probable adverse effect of immunoglobulin

    Manish Ruhela

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG is used in the treatment of a variety of disorders, including autoimmune conditions. IVIG has been considered a safe medication, with minor and transient adverse effects. With the wider use of IVIG, the reported rate of adverse effects has been increased, some of them are potentially fatal cardiovascular reactions due to induction of hypercoagulable state. We report a 40-year-old female treated with IVIG for Guillain-Barre syndrome, who developed chest pain 1 hr following IVIG infusion. The symptoms were associated with ST elevation in anterior leads on electrocardiogram. This anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI is compatible with IVIG-induced hypercoagulability and considered as a probable adverse effect of this medication. To the best of our knowledge, this is probably the first case report where a young patient developed acute MI without any cardiac risk factors after IVIG infusion. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(3.000: 569-571

  13. Comparative study of toxic reactions and pharmacological dynamics of DDP administrated by trans-arterial injection and intravenous infusion in patients with NSCLC

    Objective: Through a comparative analysis serum concentration of DDP administrated by intra-arterial injection and intravenous infusion in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the whole body toxic reactions and the pharmacological mechanism of chemotherapy agents administrated by bronchial artery infusion (BAI) was studied. Methods: In total 60 patients with advanced NSCLC confirmed by pathology were randomly enrolled into two groups in this study. The 30 patients in group A were treated by BAI chemotherapy with DDP at the dose of 80 mg/m2 within 30 min, while MMC at the dose of 10 mg/m2 and VDS at the dose of 3 mg/m2 were given intravenously. Patients in group B was given intravenous chemotherapy of the same components as that given in group A. Blood samples was collected at 5 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1h, 2h, 4h, 8h, 24h and 48h from the beginning of DDP infusion. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used to measure DDP concentration in blood samples and a time-concentrate curve was drawn. During chemotherapy, the side-effects were investigated. Results: (1) Both group A and B reached a peak concentration at 30 min. Peak concentration value of group B is higher than that of group A. There was a statistical difference of peak concentration between group A and B (P<0.001). (2) AUC value of group B is higher than that of group A, with a statistical difference (P<0.05). (3) The incidence of gastrointestinal complication and kidney function damage has a statistical difference between group A and B (P=0.002 and 0.028 respectively). Conclusion: The side-effects is slighter in BAI chemotherapy than in IV chemotherapy in the treatment of NSCLC

  14. Changes in the linear attenuation coefficient of canine appendicular bone following intravenous infusion of strontium lactate, measured using gamma-ray computed tomography.

    Overton, T R; Snyder, R E; Hangartner, T N; Girgis, S; Audette, R J; Secord, D C

    1992-04-01

    Changes in the average linear attenuation coefficient (LAC) within a fixed measurement volume in the proximal end of the dog tibia, which contains trabecular bone and associated soft tissues (the trabecular bone "space"), were monitored continuously using gamma-ray computed tomography (gamma-CT) prior to, during, and following intravenous infusion of strontium (Sr) lactate. An infusion of 1.3-4.7 g of Sr over a period of 110-160 minutes into 20-kg dogs resulted, within 6-8 hours, in an increase of 0.019-0.045 cm-1 (P less than 0.002) in the LAC. Calibration of the gamma-CT system showed that 0.44 mg/cm3 of Sr produced a change of 0.01 cm-1 in the LAC. Using this conversion factor, the Sr concentration in the trabecular bone space resulting from infusion, as measured by flame atomic absorption spectroscopy, agreed with that predicted by the change observed in the LAC. Sr present in the serum and urine was consistent with the changes observed in the LAC over the study period. Control dogs infused with mineral-free solutions showed no change in LAC. Calcium equivalents required to give the changes observed in the LAC using Sr indicate that variations in skeletal turnover in man can be monitored in the peripheral skeleton using gamma-CT. PMID:1571847

  15. Effect of dietary nitrogen content and intravenous urea infusion on ruminal and portal-drained visceral extraction of arterial urea in lactating Holstein cows

    Kristensen, Niels Bastian; Storm, Adam Christian; Larsen, Mogens

    2010-01-01

    Urea extraction across ruminal and portal-drained visceral (PDV) tissues were investigated using 9 rumen-cannulated and multi-catheterized lactating dairy cows adapted to low-N (12.9% crude protein) and high-N (17.1% crude protein) diets in a crossover design. The interaction between adaptation to...... dietary treatments and blood plasma concentrations of urea was studied by dividing samplings into a 2.5-h period without urea infusion followed by a 2.5-h period with primed continuous intravenous infusion of urea (0.493 ± 0.012 mmol/kg of BW per h). Cows were sampled at 66 ± 14 and 68 ± 12 d in milk and...... produced 42 ± 1 and 36 ± 1 kg of milk/d with the high-N and low-N diets, respectively. The arterial blood urea concentration before urea infusion was 1.37 and 4.09 ± 0.18 mmol/L with low-N and high-N, respectively. Dietary treatment did not affect the urea infusion-induced increase in arterial urea...

  16. Prevention of methionine and ammonia-induced coma by intravenous infusion of a branched chain amino acid solution to rats with liver injury.

    Shiota,Tetsuya

    1984-10-01

    Full Text Available The prevention of hepatic encephalopathy by the intravenous infusion of a branched chain amino acid (BCAA-enriched solution was investigated in methionine and ammonium acetate-treated rats whose liver was already injured with carbon tetrachloride. A BCAA-enriched solution protected the rats from entering a coma. The brain BCAA contents became higher, and the brain methionine and tyrosine levels and the ratio of glutamine to glutamic acid in the brain diminished after administering the BCAA-enriched solution.

  17. Safety and tolerability of an intravenously administered alpha1-proteinase inhibitor at an increased infusion rate: a novel, randomized, placebo-masked, infusion rate-controlled, crossover study in healthy adults

    Ngo LY

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Leock Y Ngo,1 Adam Haeberle,1 Jacqueline Dyck-Jones,1 David Gelmont,1 Leman Yel11Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Westlake Village, CA, USAPurpose: Alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (A1PI is indicated for chronic augmentation therapy in adults with emphysema due to congenital deficiency of A1PI. An intravenous infusion rate of 0.04 mL/kg/minute is currently recommended for the A1PI product, Glassia®. This randomized, placebo-masked, rate-controlled, crossover study was designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of A1PI administration at an increased infusion rate.Patients and methods: A total of 30 healthy male and female subjects aged 19–61 years were enrolled. Each subject received simultaneous intravenous infusions of A1PI (Glassia® and placebo (human albumin 2.5% administered through a single infusion site on two separate treatment periods. Subjects were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either test treatment (A1PI 0.2 mL/kg/minute + placebo 0.04 mL/kg/minute, or reference treatment (A1PI 0.04 mL/kg/minute + placebo 0.2 mL/kg/minute on Day 1. On Day 15, subjects received the other treatment regimen in a crossover sequence.Results: A total of 36 adverse events (AEs, regardless of causality, were reported; all were non-serious and of mild intensity, with headaches and dizziness occurring most frequently (12 [33.3%] and three [8.3%] of 36 AEs, respectively. Only seven AEs in six subjects were assessed as related to study treatment: with two AEs reported in two subjects treated with the 0.2 mL/kg/minute rate compared with five AEs in four subjects treated with the 0.04 mL/kg/minute rate.Conclusions: This study demonstrated the safety and tolerability of an A1PI product at an increased infusion rate (0.2 mL/kg/minute resulting in a shorter infusion duration in healthy subjects.Keywords: A1PI, Glassia, administration rate, Alpha-1 antitrypsin, ATT

  18. Is continuous insulin treatment safe in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage?

    Florian Schlenk

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Florian Schlenk, Asita S SarrafzadehClinic of Neurosurgery, Charité Campus Virchow Medical Center, Berlin, GermanyObjectives: To investigate the long-term effect of continuous insulin infusion for glucose control on cerebral metabolism in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH patients. Methods: Prospective, nonrandomized study of 31 SAH patients in the ICU (52 ± 10 years, WFNS Grade 2.9 ± 1.6. A microdialysis catheter was inserted into the vascular territory of the aneurysm. Metabolic changes during 4 days after onset of insulin infusion were analyzed. Blood glucose levels >140 mg/dL after clinical stabilization were treated with intravenous insulin.Results: 24 patients were treated with intravenous insulin. Though no insulin-induced hypoglycemia occurred, cerebral glucose decreased on days 1–4 after insulin onset without reaching critical levels. Glycerol, a marker of membrane degradation, showed a reversible increase on day 1 while the lactate/pyruvate ratio remained stable and glutamate even decreased indicating absence of severe cerebral crisis following insulin infusion and excluding ischemia as a cause for cerebral glucose depletion.Conclusions: Concerning cerebral metabolism, long-term continuous insulin infusion appears to be safe as long as cerebral glucose levels do not fall below the physiological range. In view of the high incidence of hyperglycemia and need for insulin treatment, future studies on the effect of insulin on cerebral metabolism in SAH patients are desirable.Keywords: glucose, hyperglycemia, insulin, subarachnoid hemorrhage, microdialysis

  19. Insulin secretion and cellular glucose metabolism after prolonged low-grade intralipid infusion in young men

    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Holst, Jens Juul; Dela, Flemming; Madsbad, Sten; Vaag, Allan A

    2003-01-01

    (HI), 40 mU/m(2) x min], 3-(3)H-glucose, indirect calorimetry, and iv glucose tolerance test. Free fatty acid concentrations were similar during basal steady state but 3.7- to 13-fold higher during clamps. P-glucagon increased and the insulin/glucagon ratio decreased at both LI and HI during...... not in the nonoxidative) glucose metabolism in young healthy men. Moreover, insulin hypersecretion perfectly countered the free-fatty acid-induced insulin resistance. Future studies are needed to determine the role of a prolonged moderate lipid load in subjects at increased risk of developing diabetes....

  20. A multicentre randomized controlled trial of an empowerment-inspired intervention for adolescents starting continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion - a study protocol

    Brorsson, Anna Lena; Leksell, Janeth; Viklund, Gunnel; Lindholm Olinder, Anna

    2013-01-01

    Background. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) treatment among children with type 1 diabetes is increasing in Sweden. However, studies evaluating glycaemic control in children using CSII show inconsistent results. Omitting bolus insulin doses using CSII may cause reduced glycaemic control among adolescents. The distribution of responsibility for diabetes self-management between children and parents is often unclear and needs clarification. There is much published support for cont...

  1. Successful management of allergy to the insulin excipient metacresol in a child with type 1 diabetes: a case report

    Wheeler Benjamin J

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Insulin allergy to human insulin preparations during the treatment of diabetes is suggested to occur at rates ranging from Case presentation We present the case of a 12-year-old Caucasian girl with localized allergy to the insulin excipient metacresol, and the subsequent desensitization therapy using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with simultaneous intravenous insulin infusion. Conclusions This is the first documented case of allergy to the metacresol component of insulin in the pediatric type 1 diabetes literature. We describe an approach to diagnosis and management of metacresol allergy in type 1 diabetes.

  2. The post-occipital spinal venous sinus of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus: Its anatomy and use for blood sample collection and intravenous infusions

    Jan G. Myburgh

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The post-occipital sinus of the spinal vein is often used for the collection of blood samples from crocodilians. Although this sampling method has been reported for several crocodilian species, the technique and associated anatomy has not been described in detail in any crocodilian, including the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus. The anatomy of the cranial neck region was investigated macroscopically, microscopically, radiographically and by means of computed tomography. Latex was injected into the spinal vein and spinal venous sinus of crocodiles to visualise the regional vasculature. The spinal vein ran within the vertebral canal, dorsal to and closely associated with the spinal cord and changed into a venous sinus cranially in the post-occipital region. For blood collection, the spinal venous sinus was accessed through the interarcuate space between the atlas and axis (C1 and C2 by inserting a needle angled just off the perpendicular in the midline through the craniodorsal cervical skin, just cranial to the cranial borders of the first cervical osteoderms. The most convenient method of blood collection was with a syringe and hypodermic needle. In addition, the suitability of the spinal venous sinus for intravenous injections and infusions in live crocodiles was evaluated. The internal diameter of the commercial human epidural catheters used during these investigations was relatively small, resulting in very slow infusion rates. Care should be taken not to puncture the spinal cord or to lacerate the blood vessel wall using this route for blood collection or intravenous infusions.

  3. Continuous intravenous infusion of prostaglandin E1 improves myocardial perfusion reserve in patients with ischemic heart disease assessed by positron emission tomography. A pilot study

    Recent investigation has demonstrated that prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) therapy increased capillary density in explanted hearts. Dynamic 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET) is reliable for non-invasive measurement of myocardial blood flow and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of PGE1 therapy during 4 weeks on reduction of myocardial perfusion abnormalities and increase of MPR in the patients with ischemic heart disease. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned 11 patients who had symptomatic heart failure and documented myocardial ischemia to 4 weeks intravenous infusion of PGE1 (2.5 ng/kg/min; 8 patients, age 60±13 years) or saline (3 patients, age 57±13 years). Dynamic 13N-ammonia PET scans at rest and during adenosine stress were obtained at baseline and 12 weeks after treatment completion. Quantitative size/severity of perfusion defects and MPR change from baseline to follow-up PET were determined using a 17-segment model. Compared with the control group, baseline MPR in the PGE1 group was significantly lower (1.96±0.78 vs. 2.71±0.73; P1 infusion (1.96±0.78 to 2.16±0.77; P1 infusion sustained MPR improvement in patients with ischemic heart disease. This may be an attractive therapeutic approach for no-option patients with severe ischemic cardiomyopathy. (author)

  4. The Effect of Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate Infusion on Sensory Spinal Block and Postoperative Pain Score in Abdominal Hysterectomy

    Fatih Kahraman; Ahmet Eroglu

    2014-01-01

    Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of i.v. infusion of magnesium sulphate during spinal anesthesia on duration of spinal block and postoperative pain. Methods. Forty ASA physical status I and status II, aged between 18 and 65, female patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy under spinal anesthesia were enrolled in this study. Patients in the magnesium group (Group M, n = 20) received magnesium sulphate 65?mg?kg?1 infusion in 250?mL 5% dextrose at 3.5?mL/min rate, and c...

  5. Insulin secretion after short- and long-term low-grade free fatty acid infusion in men with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

    Storgaard, Heidi; Jensen, Christine B; Vaag, Allan A; Vølund, Aage; Madsbad, Sten

    2003-01-01

    secretion rates (ISR). ISR were calculated by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide concentrations. Insulin action was determined by performing a 120-minute hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp. All tests were performed 3 times, preceded by 0, 2, or 24 hours Intralipid infusion. Disposition indices (DI) were...

  6. Unprecedented high insulin secretion in a healthy human subject after intravenous glucagon-like peptide-1

    Knop, Filip K; Lund, Asger; Madsbad, Sten; Holst, Jens Juul; Krarup, Thure; Vilsbøll, Tina

    2014-01-01

    to as one of the most insulinotropic substances known. CASE PRESENTATION: Plasma insulin and C-peptide concentrations were measured in a healthy Caucasian male (age: 53 years; body mass index: 28.6 kg/m2; fasting plasma glucose: 5.7 mM; 2 h plasma glucose value following 75 g-oral glucose tolerance...

  7. Labetalol infusion for refractory hypertension causing severe hypotension and bradycardia: an issue of patient safety

    Papadimos Thomas J

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Incremental doses of intravenous labetalol are safe and effective and, at times, such therapy may need to be augmented by a continuous infusion of labetalol to control severe hypertension. Continuous infusions of labetalol may exceed the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg on occasion. We report a case in which hypertension occurring after an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, initially responsive to intermittent intravenous beta-blockade, became resistant to this therapy leading to the choice of an intravenous labetalol infusion as the therapeutic option. The labetalol infusion resulted in a profound cardiovascular compromise in this postoperative critically ill patient. While infusions of labetalol have successfully been used, prolonged administration in the intensive care unit requires vigilance and the establishment of a therapeutic rationale/policy for interventions, such as the ready availability of glucagon, β-agonists, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, insulin, and vasopressin when severe cardiovascular depression occurs.

  8. Influence of Cytochrome P450 2C19 on the pharmacokinetics of lansoprazole administered by single and successive intravenous infusion in healthy Chinese volunteers

    Yongqing Wang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to explore the effect of CYP2C19 polymorphisms on the pharmacokinetics of lansoprazole administered by single and successive intravenous (iv infusions in healthy Chinese volunteers. A total of 30 subjects, including 20 extensive metabolizers (EMs and 10 poor metabolizers (PMs were recruited and randomly assigned to three groups receiving doses of 15, 30 and 60 mg. All subjects received a single dose of lansoprazole during a 60-min period, and only the 30 mg dose group continued to receive the same dose iv for the next seven days (twice daily. Plasma concentrations of lansoprazole were monitored by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC at the following times: 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 105, 165, 225, 300, 390, 480, 600 and 720 min after lansoprazole administration. After a single intravenous infusion in the three groups, AUC, Cmax and t½ were significantly higher in PMs than in EMs, while total clearance (Cltotal in PMs was significantly lower than that in EMs. Mean AUC and Cmax ratios in EMs and PMs were 2.1:1 and 1.4:1, respectively. After repeated doses of 30 mg, the AUC, Cmax, and t½ increased significantly, while the Cltotal decreased significantly in EMs. Mean AUC and Cmax ratios in EMs and PMs amounted to 2.2:1.4 and 1.5:1.2, respectively. Lansoprazole displays a linear increase in AUC and Cmax over a dose range of 15-60 mg, and these were dependent on individual CYP2C19 status.

  9. Intravenous paracetamol infusion: Superior pain management and earlier discharge from hospital in patients undergoing palliative head-neck cancer surgery

    Saikat Majumdar; Anjan Das; Ratul Kundu; Dipankar Mukherjee; Bimal Hazra; Tapobrata Mitra

    2014-01-01

    Background: Paracetamol; a cyclooxygenase inhibitor; acts through the central nervous system as well as serotoninergic system as a nonopioid analgesic. A prospective, double-blinded, and randomized-controlled study was carried out to compare the efficacy of preoperative 1g intravenous (iv) paracetamol with placebo in providing postoperative analgesia in head-neck cancer surgery. Materials and Methods: From 2008 February to 2009 December, 80 patients for palliative head-neck cancer surgery wer...

  10. Safety and efficacy of subcutaneous and continuous intravenous infusion rIL-2 in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

    Geertsen, P F; Gore, M E; Negrier, S; Tourani, J M; von der Maase, H

    2004-01-01

    A retrospective analysis was conducted on data from four open-label, nonrandomised, phase II trials of recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma to compare the safety and efficacy of administration by subcutaneous (s.c.) and continuous intravenous (c...... metastatic renal cell carcinoma. However, s.c. delivery of rIL-2 was associated with improved tolerability....

  11. Normal neurologic and developmental outcome after an accidental intravenous infusion of expressed breast milk in a neonate.

    Ryan, C Anthony

    2012-02-03

    Here we describe a premature male infant who was accidentally given 10 mL of expressed breast milk intravenously over a 3.5-hour period. Having survived this event with supportive care, this boy was attending regular school with no obvious neurologic or learning difficulties at 6 years of age. In 1998, after a query on an e-mail discussion group for health care providers in neonatology (NICU-net), we were informed of 8 similar events that proved fatal in 3 infants. A root-cause analysis revealed that accidental intravenous administration of breast milk or formula can be avoided by the use of color-coded enteral-administration sets with Luer connections that are not compatible with intravenous cannulas. The addition of methylene blue to feeds, or bolus enteral feeds (instead of continuous gastric feedings), may also help prevent such errors. These cases show the value of gathering information about rare but important events through a neonatal network. In addition, they confirm that prevention of medical error should focus on faulty systems rather than faulty people.

  12. Long-term effects of continuous subcutaneous infusion versus daily subcutaneous injections of growth hormone (GH) on the insulin-like growth factor system, insulin sensitivity, body composition, and bone and lipoprotein metabolism in GH-deficient adults

    Laursen, Torben; Gravholt, Claus Hjbjerg; Heickendorff, Lene; Drustrup, Jrn; Kappelgaard, Anne-Marie; Jrgensen, Jens Otto Lunde; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

    2001-01-01

    injections (inj) in the evening as usual, and 7 received a continuous infusion (inf) of GH by means of a portable pump. The GH dose was kept unchanged before and during the study. Serum levels of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) tended to increase in the patients switched to constant infusion (from 175...... influence insulin sensitivity (P = 0.71) or glucose effectiveness (P = 0.15) derived from Bergman's minimal model. Similarly, the two treatment regimens had no differential impact on lipoprotein levels, bone metabolism, or body composition. In conclusion, continuous and intermittent administrations of GH...... for 6 months are comparable with respect to the IGF-IGFBP axis, whereas intermittent exposure may be of importance for the lipolytic effect of GH. The data on insulin sensitivity and lipoproteins suggest that constant GH exposure is as safe as intermittent GH administration....

  13. Increased Nitrogen Retention after Trans-Operative Intravenous Amino Acid and Glucose Infusion, without Changes in Urinary Amino Acid, Adrenaline and Plasma Urea or Glucose

    Ernann Tenorio Albuquerque-Filho

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Nutritional deficiencies are associated with increased morbidity and mortality during and after surgery. The present study evaluated nitrogen retention after transoperative intravenous infusion of amino acids and glucose. Design: Prospective study. Setting: Large community hospital. Patients: 18 randomly chosen patients undergoing medium or major surgeries. Interventions and Measurements: The experimental design included a 12-hour period before surgery (P1, a trans-operative period of 6 hours (P2, an early postoperative period (P3, 18 hours, and a late postoperative period (P4, 24 hours. Urinary amino acid and nitrogen were analyzed from P1 through P4. Group I, nine patients, received Ringer’s lactate solution with 5% glucose, and Group II, another nine patients, received a 6.6% amino acid and 16.6% glucose solution over a 6-hour trans-operative period (P2 starting from the anesthesia procedures. All surgical procedures lasted a maximum of 3 hours. Results: There was no statistically significant difference in urinary amino acid or adrenaline excretion between P1 and P4 in either group. Nitrogen excretion values were also similar for both groups, i.e., 0.39 ± 0.16 and 0.39 ± 0.28 g/hour, respectively. The nitrogen balance showed greater nitrogen retention (﹣0.25 ± 0.24 g/hour in the group receiving the amino acid infusion compared to the group receiving Ringer’s lactate solution (﹣0.59 ± 0.26 g/hour (P < 0.05. Blood plasma urea nitrogen and glycaemia did not increase at the end of the study (P4 period in either group. Conclusion: These data indicate that trans-operative infusion of glucose and amino acids can be beneficial for patients submitted to surgical stress in terms of nitrogen retention.

  14. THE FEATURES OF BYOCINETICS OF PLUTONIUM AND OTHERS HEPATO-OSTEOTROPIC RADIONUCLIDES AFTER INTRAVENOUS INFUSION OF SODIUM ETYLENDYAMINTETRAACETAT

    V. S. Repin

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available In experimental work with experimental animals it is shown that creation of artificial deficiency of calcium in the blood of rats at the 2-hours infusion of sodium salt EDTA stimulates activation of resorption processes in a skeleton and promotes increase an urine temp excretion of plutonium-239, americium-241 and ittrium-91 whereas the temp of calcium-45 excretion with urine decreases and becomes below the level which was before EDTA intake. Activation of resorption processes begins after12 hours from the moment of EDTA intake and proceeds within 3 days and more. The effect can find practical application in the estimation of radionuclides content in a skeleton by method of indirect dosimetry using the value of excretion with urine velocity.

  15. Evaluation of the serotonin receptor blockers ketanserin and methiothepin on the pulmonary hypertensive responses of broilers to intravenously infused serotonin.

    Chapman, M E; Wideman, R F

    2006-04-01

    The pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension remains incompletely understood. Many factors have been implicated; however, there has been great interest in the potent pulmonary vasoconstrictor serotonin (5-HT) due to episodes of primary pulmonary hypertension in humans triggered by serotoninergic appetite-suppressant drugs. Pulmonary hypertensive patients have elevated blood 5-HT levels and pulmonary vasoconstriction induced by 5-HT is believed to be mediated through 5-HT1B/1D and 5-HT2A receptors that are expressed by pulmonary smooth muscle cells. The vascular remodeling associated with pulmonary hypertension also appears to require the serotonin transporter. We investigated the roles of 5-HT receptor blockers on the development of pulmonary hypertension induced by infusing 5-HT i.v. in broilers. For this purpose, we treated broilers with the selective 5-HT2A receptor antagonist ketanserin (5 mg/ kg of BW) or with the nonselective 5-HT1/2 receptor antagonist methiothepin (3 mg/kg of BW). Receptor blockade was followed by infusion of 5-HT while recording pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary arterial blood flow. The results demonstrate that methiothepin, but not ketanserin, eliminated the 5-HT-induced pulmonary hypertensive responses in broilers. The 5-HT2A receptor does not, therefore, appear to play a role in the 5-HT-induced pulmonary hypertensive responses in broilers. Methiothepin did not inhibit pulmonary vascular contractility per se, because the pulmonary hypertensive response to the thromboxane A2 mimetic U44069 remained intact in methiothepin-treated broilers. Methiothepin will be a useful tool for evaluating the role of 5-HT in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension syndrome (ascites) as well as the onset of pulmonary hypertension triggered by inflammatory stimuli such as bacterial lipolysaccharide. PMID:16615363

  16. Effects of Carbohydrate Counting on Glucose Control and Quality of Life Over 24 Weeks in Adult Patients With Type 1 Diabetes on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion

    Laurenzi, Andrea; Bolla, Andrea M.; Panigoni, Gabriella; Doria, Valentina; Uccellatore, AnnaChiara; Peretti, Elena; Saibene, Alessandro; Galimberti, Gabriella; Bosi, Emanuele; Scavini, Marina

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Few studies have assessed the efficacy of carbohydrate counting in type 1 diabetes, and none have validated its efficacy in patients who are treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). The aim of our study was to test the effect of carbohydrate counting on glycemic control and quality of life in adult patients with type 1 diabetes who are receiving CSII. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-one adult patients with type 1 diabetes treated with CSII were randomly assign...

  17. Treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is associated with lower arterial stiffness

    Vestergaard Rosenlund, Signe; Theilade, Simone; Hansen, Tine Willum; Andersen, Steen; Rossing, Peter

    2014-01-01

    ), smoking, total daily insulin dose, antihypertensive treatment, previous cardiovascular disease (CVD), total cholesterol and statin treatment. Albuminuria was UAER ≥30 mg/24-h, and CVD included myocardial infarction, revascularization, peripheral arterial disease and stroke. RESULTS: CSII- versus MDI......-treated patients were 48 versus 57 % men, 51 ± 11 versus 54 ± 13 years old (mean ± SD), had 33 ± 12 versus 32 ± 16 yearsdiabetes duration and HbA1c 7.8 ± 0.9 % (62 ± 10 mmol/mol) versus 8.0 ± 1.2 % (64 ± 13 mmol/mol) (P ≥ 0.08 for all). PWV was lower in CSII- versus MDI-treated patients (9.3 ± 2.8 vs. 10.4 ± 3.4 m....../s; P = 0.016). In fully adjusted analysis, CSII treatment was significantly (P = 0.038) associated with lower PWV, whereas HbA1c-level was not (P = 0.93). CONCLUSIONS: In type 1 diabetes patients, CSII treatment was associated with lower arterial stiffness independent of other risk factors, while HbA1c...

  18. Euglycemic Infusion of Insulin Detemir Compared With Human Insulin Appears to Increase Direct Current Brain Potential Response and Reduces Food Intake While Inducing Similar Systemic Effects

    Hallschmid, Manfred; Jauch-Chara, Kamila; Korn, Oliver; Mölle, Matthias; Rasch, Björn; Born, Jan; Schultes, Bernd; Kern, Werner

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE In the treatment of diabetic patients, the long-acting insulin analog insulin detemir is less prone to induce weight gain than other insulin formulations. Assuming that because of its pharmacologic properties, detemir displays stronger central nervous anorexigenic efficacy than human insulin, we compared acute effects of human insulin and detemir on electroencephalography (EEG) measures and food intake. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Frontocortical EEG direct current (DC) potentials we...

  19. High incidence of hypoglycaemia in African patients treated with intravenous quinine for severe malaria.

    Okitolonda, W.; Delacollette, C; Malengreau, M.; Henquin, J. C.

    1987-01-01

    Changes in plasma glucose and insulin concentrations were monitored over 24 hours in 28 African patients receiving quinine intravenously in an average dose of 8.5 mg base/kg over one hour eight hourly for severe malaria. The patients (nine children and 19 adults) were moderately undernourished; none was pregnant or had renal insufficiency. Plasma insulin concentrations rose during the infusion and then declined. Plasma glucose concentrations were decreased at two, three, and four hours after ...

  20. Regional pulmonary perfusion assessed with continuous intravenous infusion of Kr-81m: a comparison with Tc-99m macroaggregates

    The radioactive gas krypton-81m (T1/2 = 13 sec) can be produced in the gaseous form or in solution by passing air or water over a resin column to which the parent nuclide rubidium-81 (T1/2 = 4.6 hr) is bound. Due to the rapid radioactive decay, a continuous administration of Kr-81m into the inflow of an organ yields a functional image of tracer arrival, that is, regional distribution of flow in that organ. Continuous inhalation of Kr-81m gas therefore produces functional images of pulmonary ventilation. We investigated the feasibility of assessing regional pulmonary blood flow by a continuous i.v. infusion of Kr-81m solution. Krypton-81m ventilation and perfusion images, together with a routine Tc-99m macroaggregate (Tc-HAM) perfusion lung scan, were obtained in 20 patients with various chest disorders. There was excellent agreement between Kr-81m and Tc-HAM perfusion images when the ventilation was not disturbed, as in patients with pulmonary embolism. In the presence of macroscopic ventilation abnormalities, however, the correlation between the Kr-81m perfusion and the Tc-HAM scans is less good. This is understandable because Kr-81m that diffuses into the alveoli will be exhaled unevenly. The main advantages of Kr-81m over Tc-HAM for assessment of pulmonary blood flow are: absolute safety in children, especially in the presence of right-to-left shunts; continuous monitoring during changing clinical and experimental conditions; and low radiation dose

  1. Phase I and pharmacokinetic study of Taxotere (RP 56976; NSC 628503) given as a short intravenous infusion.

    Extra, J M; Rousseau, F; Bruno, R; Clavel, M; Le Bail, N; Marty, M

    1993-03-01

    Taxotere (N-debenzoyl-N-tert-butoxycarbonyl-10-deacetyl Taxol; RP 56976; NSC 628503) is a semisynthetic analogue of Taxol. It is twice as active in inhibiting tubuline depolymerization and has a better in vivo activity on B16 melanoma, with responses in advanced colon 38 and PO3 adenocarcinoma. Sixty-five patients (49 women, 16 men), with a median age of 57 years, received 248 courses of Taxotere given as a 1-2-h i.v. infusion every 2 or 3 weeks. Ten distinct dose levels from 5 to 115 mg/m2 were studied. Dose-dependent, reversible neutropenia was the limiting toxicity. Delayed and cumulative skin reactions occurred beyond 70 mg/m2. Alopecia was observed in the majority of patients beyond 70 mg/m2. Four partial responses were achieved in patients with ovarian carcinoma, breast carcinoma, small cell lung cancer, and carcinoma with unknown primary. The pharmacokinetics of Taxotere, determined in 23 patients receiving 20 to 115 mg/m2, was linear. At the highest doses, the Taxotere plasma profile was typically triphasic, with a terminal half-life of 13.5 +/- 7.5 (SD) h, a plasma clearance of 21.1 +/- 5.3 liters/h/m2, and a distribution volume of 72 +/- 40 liters/m2. AUC correlated with the percentage decrease of neutrophils in a sigmoid Emax model. The renal excretion of unchanged Taxotere was very low (< 5% of the dose). The recommended dose for phase II trials with this schedule is 100 mg/m2 every 3 weeks. PMID:8094996

  2. Concentration-time profiles of ethanol in arterial and venous blood and end-expired breath during and after intravenous infusion.

    Jones, A W; Norberg, A; Hahn, R G

    1997-11-01

    Ethanol (0.40 g/kg) was administered to 13 healthy men by intravenous (i.v.) infusion at a constant rate for 30 min. The concentrations of ethanol in arterial blood (ABAC), venous blood (VBAC), and end-expired breath (BrAC) were measured at 17 exactly timed intervals. Blood-ethanol was determined by headspace gas chromatography and breath-ethanol was measured with a quantitative infrared analyzer (DataMaster). BrAC was multiplied by 2300 to estimate the concentrations of alcohol in blood. During the infusion of ethanol, ABAC exceeded VBAC by about 10 mg/dL on the average and ABAC was also higher than BrAC x 2300 by about 4 mg/dL on average. When infusion of alcohol ended, ABAC, VBAC, and BrAC were 94.8 +/- 2.06 (+/- SE), 84.7 +/- 1.54, and 89.3 +/- 2.10 mg/dL, respectively. The concentrations of alcohol in blood (ABAC and VBAC) and breath decreased abruptly after the administration of alcohol stopped and by 5 min postinfusion, the A-V differences in concentration of ethanol were small or negligible. The mean apparent half-life of the distribution plunge was 7 to 8 min, being about the same for ABAC, VBAC, and BrAC. The disappearance rate of ethanol was 15.5 +/- 0.55 mg/ dL/h (mean +/- SE) for arterial blood, 15.2 +/- 0.49 mg/dL/h for venous blood, and 16.3 +/- 0.73 mg/230 L/h for breath; no significant differences were noted (p > 0.05). We conclude that A-V differences in the concentration of ethanol exist during the loading phase but are rapidly abolished when the administration of ethanol terminates. In the post-absorptive phase of ethanol kinetics, when alcohol has mixed with the total body water, VBAC exceeds ABAC by about 1-2 mg/100 mL on average. PMID:9397551

  3. Effect of intravenous glucose infusion on renal function in normal man and in insulin-dependent diabetics

    Frandsen, M; Parving, H H; Christiansen, JS

    1981-01-01

    values were raised from 4.6 +/- 0.4 to 16.0 +/- 0.6 mmol/l and clamped by means of an 'artificial beta cell'. Glomerular filtration rate increased in all patients, from 133 +/- 5 to 140 +/- 6 ml/min x 1.73 m2 (p less than or equal to 0.02), as did renal plasma flow from 576 +/- 26 to 623 +/- 38 ml/min x...

  4. Phase I trial of systemic intravenous infusion of interleukin-13-Pseudomonas exotoxin in patients with metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma.

    Liu-Chittenden, Yi; Jain, Meenu; Kumar, Parag; Patel, Dhaval; Aufforth, Rachel; Neychev, Vladimir; Sadowski, Samira; Gara, Sudheer K; Joshi, Bharat H; Cottle-Delisle, Candice; Merkel, Roxanne; Yang, Lily; Miettinen, Markku; Puri, Raj K; Kebebew, Electron

    2015-07-01

    Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare but lethal malignancy without effective current therapy for metastatic disease. IL-13-PE is a recombinant cytotoxin consisting of human interleukin-13 (IL-13) and a truncated form of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE). The main objectives of this Phase I dose-escalation trial were to assess the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), safety, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of IL-13-PE in patients with metastatic ACC. Eligible patients had confirmed IL-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL-13Rα2) expressions in their tumors. IL-13-PE at dose of 1-2 μg/kg was administered intravenously (IV) on day 1, 3, and 5 in a 4-week cycle. Six patients received 1 μg/kg and two patients received 2 μg/kg of IL-13-PE. Dose-limiting toxicity was observed at 2 μg/kg, at which patients exhibited thrombocytopenia and renal insufficiency without requiring dialysis. PK analysis demonstrated that at MTD, the mean maximum serum concentration (Cmax ) of IL-13-PE was 21.0 ng/mL, and the terminal half-life of IL-13-PE was 30-39 min. Two (25%) of the eight patients had baseline neutralizing antibodies against PE. Three (75%) of the remaining four tested patients developed neutralizing antibodies against IL-13-PE within 14-28 days of initial treatment. Of the five patients treated at MTD and assessed for response, one patient had stable disease for 5.5 months before disease progression; the others progressed within 1-2 months. In conclusion, systemic IV administration of IL-13-PE is safe at 1 μg/kg. All tested patients developed high levels of neutralizing antibodies during IL-13-PE treatment. Use of strategies for immunodepletion before IL-13-PE treatment should be considered in future trials. PMID:25767039

  5. Phase I trial of systemic intravenous infusion of interleukin-13-Pseudomonas exotoxin in patients with metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare but lethal malignancy without effective current therapy for metastatic disease. IL-13-PE is a recombinant cytotoxin consisting of human interleukin-13 (IL-13) and a truncated form of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE). The main objectives of this Phase I dose-escalation trial were to assess the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), safety, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of IL-13-PE in patients with metastatic ACC. Eligible patients had confirmed IL-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL-13Rα2) expressions in their tumors. IL-13-PE at dose of 1–2 μg/kg was administered intravenously (IV) on day 1, 3, and 5 in a 4-week cycle. Six patients received 1 μg/kg and two patients received 2 μg/kg of IL-13-PE. Dose-limiting toxicity was observed at 2 μg/kg, at which patients exhibited thrombocytopenia and renal insufficiency without requiring dialysis. PK analysis demonstrated that at MTD, the mean maximum serum concentration (Cmax) of IL-13-PE was 21.0 ng/mL, and the terminal half-life of IL-13-PE was 30–39 min. Two (25%) of the eight patients had baseline neutralizing antibodies against PE. Three (75%) of the remaining four tested patients developed neutralizing antibodies against IL-13-PE within 14–28 days of initial treatment. Of the five patients treated at MTD and assessed for response, one patient had stable disease for 5.5 months before disease progression; the others progressed within 1–2 months. In conclusion, systemic IV administration of IL-13-PE is safe at 1 μg/kg. All tested patients developed high levels of neutralizing antibodies during IL-13-PE treatment. Use of strategies for immunodepletion before IL-13-PE treatment should be considered in future trials

  6. Studies on Several Hormone Responses Following Intravenous Alimentation: Insulin and growth hormone responses following oral or intravenous alimentation in patient with far advanced gastric cancer

    Glucose tolerance, insulin and growth hormone responses following glucose for amino acids administration by means of parenteral or oral load were studied in patients with far advanced gastric cancer. Hormone responses following nutrients load showed in patients with gastric cancer were compared to those of healthy subjects. Results were as follows:1) Blood sugar appearance following oral glucose administration was diminished in patients with far advanced gastric cancer. 2) The insulin responses of gastric cancer following oral glucose were also diminished as compared to that of normal subjects and were identical with parenteral route. 3) Parenteral administration of glucose or amino acids to patients with gastric cancer resulted in a increase of plasma growth hormone level. 4) Lower insulin response to amino acids was observed on parenteral administration in patient with gastric cancer as in healthy subjects. 5) Author discussed that the low insulin response after oral glucose administration showed in gastric cancer, and any additional insulin requirement arise when longer periods of parenteral amino acid administration are necessary, as in the patient with malnutrition.

  7. Studies on Several Hormone Responses Following Intravenous Alimentation: Insulin and growth hormone responses following oral or intravenous alimentation in patient with far advanced gastric cancer

    Sung, H. K.; Koh, J. H.; Ryu, Y. W.; Lee, J. O.; Lee, C. W.; Kim, J. Y.; Lee, J. K. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1975-09-15

    Glucose tolerance, insulin and growth hormone responses following glucose for amino acids administration by means of parenteral or oral load were studied in patients with far advanced gastric cancer. Hormone responses following nutrients load showed in patients with gastric cancer were compared to those of healthy subjects. Results were as follows:1) Blood sugar appearance following oral glucose administration was diminished in patients with far advanced gastric cancer. 2) The insulin responses of gastric cancer following oral glucose were also diminished as compared to that of normal subjects and were identical with parenteral route. 3) Parenteral administration of glucose or amino acids to patients with gastric cancer resulted in a increase of plasma growth hormone level. 4) Lower insulin response to amino acids was observed on parenteral administration in patient with gastric cancer as in healthy subjects. 5) Author discussed that the low insulin response after oral glucose administration showed in gastric cancer, and any additional insulin requirement arise when longer periods of parenteral amino acid administration are necessary, as in the patient with malnutrition.

  8. A Case Report of Long-Term Survival following Hepatic Arterial Infusion of L-Folinic Acid Modulated 5-Fluorouracil Combined with Intravenous Irinotecan and Cetuximab Followed by Hepatectomy in a Patient with Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases

    Kobe Van Bael; Yanina Jansen; Teofila Seremet; Benedikt Engels; Georges Delvaux; Bart Neyns

    2015-01-01

    A 43-year-old women admitted to our hospital for weight loss, anorexia, and abdominal pain was diagnosed with sigmoid neoplasm and multiple bilobar liver metastases. This patient received six cycles of systemic FOLFOX prior to a laparoscopically assisted anterior resection of the rectosigmoid for a poorly differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma T2N2M1, K-RAS negative (wild type). Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of L-folinic acid modulated 5-fluorouracil (LV/5-FU) with intravenous (iv) irinotec...

  9. Acute metabolic effects of exenatide in patients with type 1 diabetes with and without residual insulin to oral and intravenous glucose challenges.

    Ghazi, Tara; Rink, Linda; Sherr, Jennifer L; Herold, Kevan C

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone that is released from the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment with GLP-1 analogs has proven to be of clinical use for patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with residual β-cell function, may also respond to treatment, but the acute metabolic effects of GLP-1 analogs on these patients in reaction to both oral and intravenous glucose challenges are not well understood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Seventeen patients with type 1 diabetes, half of whom had residual insulin production, underwent two mixed-meal tolerance tests (MMTTs) and two intravenous glucose tolerance tests (IVGTTs), with and without pretreatment with exenatide. No exogenous bolus insulin was administered for the studies. Glucose excursions, insulin secretion rates (ISRs), and levels of glucagon, endogenous GLP-1, and gastric inhibitory polypeptide were measured after the meal or glucose loads. RESULTS During the MMTT, glucose levels were suppressed with exenatide in patients with or without residual insulin production (P = 0.0003). Exenatide treatment did not change the absolute ISR, but the ISR to glucose levels were increased (P = 0.0078). Gastric emptying was delayed (P = 0.0017), and glucagon was suppressed (P = 0.0015). None of these hormonal or glucose changes were detected during the IVGTT with exenatide administration. CONCLUSIONS Exenatide showed a significant antidiabetogenic effect prior to an oral meal in patients with type 1 diabetes involving glucagon suppression and gastric emptying, while preserving increased insulin secretion. GLP-1 analogs may be useful as an adjunctive treatment in type 1 diabetes. PMID:23939544

  10. Enhancing the [13C]bicarbonate signal in cardiac hyperpolarized [1‐13C]pyruvate MRS studies by infusion of glucose, insulin and potassium

    Lauritzen, Mette Hauge; Laustsen, Christoffer; Butt, Sadia Asghar; Magnusson, Stig Peter; Søgaard, Lise Vejby-Christensen; Ardenkjær-Larsen, Jan Henrik; Åkeson, Per Arne Gustav

    2013-01-01

    myocardial glucose oxidation in the citric acid cycle, reflected as an increase in the [13C]bicarbonate signal in cardiac hyperpolarized [1‐13C]pyruvate MRS measurements in fasted rats. Two groups of rats were infused with two different doses of GIK and investigated by MRS after injection of hyperpolarized...... rats. The increased [13C]bicarbonate signal indicates an increased flux of pyruvate through the pyruvate dehydrogenase enzyme complex and an increase in myocardial glucose oxidation through the citric acid cycle. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd....... fasting, the myocardial glucose oxidation is low and the fatty acid oxidation (β‐oxidation) is high, which complicates the interpretation of pyruvate metabolism with the technique. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the infusion of glucose, insulin and potassium (GIK) could increase the...

  11. Familiality of physical and metabolic characteristics that predict the development of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in Pima Indians.

    Sakul, H; Pratley, R; Cardon, L.; Ravussin, E.; Mott, D; Bogardus, C.

    1997-01-01

    Susceptibility to non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is largely genetically determined. In Pima Indians, obesity, insulin resistance, and a low acute insulin response (AIR) to an intravenous glucose infusion are each predictors of the disease. To ascertain whether these phenotypes are genetically determined, we estimated their familiality in nondiabetic Pima Indians with a maximum-likelihood method. Percentage body fat (PFAT) was highly familial (h2 =.76), whereas waist/ thigh ci...

  12. Comparison of the Effects of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion and Add-On Therapy with Sitagliptin in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Heng Wan; Defu Zhao; Jie Shen; Lu Lu; Tong Zhang; Zhi Chen

    2016-01-01

    To identify a new regimen to optimize treatment for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2DM) by short-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) alone. Methods. 60 patients with newly diagnosed T2DM were randomized into two groups (n=30 each) and treated for 2 weeks with CSII alone (CSII group) or with CSII plus sitagliptin (CSII + Sig group). The glycemic variability of the patients was measured using a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) for the last 72 hours. ...

  13. Massive Levemir (Long-Acting) Insulin Overdose: Case Report

    Mamatha Oduru; Mahmood Ahmad

    2012-01-01

    A 52-year-old insulin-dependant diabetic man presented to the Emergency Department 2 hours after a deliberate massive overdose of 2100 units of long-acting Levemir insulin and a large quantity of whisky. On initial assessment, his GCS was 3/15 and his capillary blood sugar was 2.6 mmol/L. The patient was given a 50 ml bolus of 50% dextrose, followed by intravenous infusions of both 5% and 10% dextrose. Despite the continuous infusions, he experienced 4 symptomatic hypoglycaemic episodes in th...

  14. Role of capsaicin-sensitive peripheral sensory neurons in anorexic responses to intravenous infusions of cholecystokinin, peptide YY-(336), and glucagon-like peptide-1 in rats

    Haver, Alvin; Anders, Krista; Apenteng, Bettye

    2014-01-01

    Cholecystokinin (CCK)-induced suppression of feeding is mediated by vagal sensory neurons that are destroyed by the neurotoxin capsaicin (CAP). Here we determined whether CAP-sensitive neurons mediate anorexic responses to intravenous infusions of gut hormones peptide YY-(336) [PYY-(336)] and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Rats received three intraperitoneal injections of CAP or vehicle (VEH) in 24 h. After recovery, non-food-deprived rats received at dark onset a 3-h intravenous infusion of CCK-8 (5, 17 pmolkg?1min?1), PYY-(336) (5, 17, 50 pmolkg?1min?1), or GLP-1 (17, 50 pmolkg?1min?1). CCK-8 was much less effective in reducing food intake in CAP vs. VEH rats. CCK-8 at 5 and 17 pmolkg?1min?1 reduced food intake during the 3-h infusion period by 39 and 71% in VEH rats and 7 and 18% in CAP rats. In contrast, PYY-(336) and GLP-1 were similarly effective in reducing food intake in VEH and CAP rats. PYY-(336) at 5, 17, and 50 pmolkg?1min?1 reduced food intake during the 3-h infusion period by 15, 33, and 70% in VEH rats and 13, 30, and 33% in CAP rats. GLP-1 at 17 and 50 pmolkg?1min?1 reduced food intake during the 3-h infusion period by 48 and 60% in VEH rats and 30 and 52% in CAP rats. These results suggest that anorexic responses to PYY-(336) and GLP-1 are not primarily mediated by the CAP-sensitive peripheral sensory neurons (presumably vagal) that mediate CCK-8-induced anorexia. PMID:25117406

  15. Adipose Tissue Promotes a Serum Cytokine Profile Related to Lower Insulin Sensitivity after Chronic Central Leptin Infusion

    Burgos-Ramos, Emma; Canelles, Sandra; Perianes-Cachero, Arancha; Arilla-Ferreiro, Eduardo; Argente, Jesús; Barrios, Vicente

    2012-01-01

    Obesity is an inflammatory state characterized by an augment in circulating inflammatory factors. Leptin may modulate the synthesis of these factors by white adipose tissue decreasing insulin sensitivity. We have examined the effect of chronic central administration of leptin on circulating levels of cytokines and the possible relationship with cytokine expression and protein content as well as with leptin and insulin signaling in subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues. In addition, we analyzed the possible correlation between circulating levels of cytokines and peripheral insulin resistance. We studied 18 male Wistar rats divided into controls (C), those treated icv for 14 days with a daily dose of 12 μg of leptin (L) and a pair-fed group (PF) that received the same food amount consumed by the leptin group. Serum leptin and insulin were measured by ELISA, mRNA levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-2 (IL-2), IL-4, IL-6, IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) by real time PCR and serum and adipose tissue levels of these cytokines by multiplexed bead immunoassay. Serum leptin, IL-2, IL-4, IFN-γ and HOMA-IR were increased in L and TNF-α was decreased in PF and L. Serum leptin and IL-2 levels correlate positively with HOMA-IR index and negatively with serum glucose levels during an ip insulin tolerance test. In L, an increase in mRNA levels of IL-2 was found in both adipose depots and IFN-γ only in visceral tissue. Activation of leptin signaling was increased and insulin signaling decreased in subcutaneous fat of L. In conclusion, leptin mediates the production of inflammatory cytokines by adipose tissue independent of its effects on food intake, decreasing insulin sensitivity. PMID:23056516

  16. Evaluation of diabetic patients after three month use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, dispensed by a protocolled form at outpatient reference clinic of Taguatinga Regional Hospital

    Leonardo Garcia, Miranda; Hermelinda Cordeiro, Pedrosa; Roberta Kelly Menezes Maciel, Falleiros; Renata de Moraes, Oliveira; Monica, Tolentino; Luiz Augusto, Casulari.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective To evaluate the data of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion protocol (CSII) for diabetics waived by the Health State Secretariat of Distrito Federal (HSSDF) and therapeutic responses three months after the transfer of multiple daily injections regimen for CSII. Subjects and methods E [...] ighty patients (49 female) took part in this experimental study, mean age and disease duration were 27.9 years and 13 years, respectively; 96% patients had type 1 diabetes mellitus. Results The entire sample (ECO) and 3 subgroups (group 1 A1c decrease, group 2 A1c stable, and group 3 A1c increase), stratified according to a ? 0.5% change in A1c, were analyzed. Group 1 involved 64% of the patients. The ECO showed a significant A1c decrease: MDI 8.1 1.4% vs. CSII 7.3 0.9%, p

  17. Insulin sensitivity in clinically healthy individuals with microalbuminuria

    Jensen, J S; Borch-Johnsen, K; Jensen, G; Feldt-Rasmussen, B

    1996-01-01

    (whole body glucose disposal) was similar in the two groups ((mean (95% C.I.)) 351 (321-381) vs. 364 (339-388) mg/(m2 x min); P = 0.51). Among urinary albumin excretion rate, blood pressure, serum lipid concentrations, body mass index waist-hip ratio, fasting concentrations of serum insulin and blood...... glucose, tobacco and alcohol consumption, physical activity, and age and sex, fasting serum insulin concentration was the only variable independently associated with insulin sensitivity (r = -0.55; P = 0.0001). It is concluded that microalbuminuria is not associated with impaired insulin sensitivity in...... excretion rate (UAER) of 6.6 to 150 micrograms/min) and 24 age- and sex-matched controls with normoalbuminuria (UAER < or = 6.6 micrograms/min) underwent a 3 h hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamp investigation using an intravenous insulin infusion rate on 2 mU/(kg body weight x min). Insulin sensitivity...

  18. Performance and acceptability of a combined device for insulin infusion and glucose sensing in the home setting

    Nørgaard, K.; Shin, J.; Welsh, J. B.; Gjessing, H.

    2015-01-01

    connected to insulin pumps over 15 days (3 days/device) and test capillary blood glucose (SMBG) 7 times/day. The primary endpoint was the percentage of sensor-SMBG paired values within 20% of one another. Subject experiences were assessed via questionnaires. Overall, 74.8% of sensor-SMBG paired values were...

  19. Use of microdialysis-based continuous glucose monitoring to drive real-time semi-closed-loop insulin infusion.

    Freckmann, Guido; Jendrike, Nina; Pleus, Stefan; Buck, Harvey; Bousamra, Steven; Galley, Paul; Thukral, Ajay; Wagner, Robin; Weinert, Stefan; Haug, Cornelia

    2014-11-01

    Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and automated insulin delivery may make diabetes management substantially easier, if the quality of the resulting therapy remains adequate. In this study, a semi-closed-loop control algorithm was used to drive insulin therapy and its quality was compared to that of subject-directed therapy. Twelve subjects stayed at the study site for approximately 70 hours and were provided with the investigational Automated Pancreas System Test Stand (APS-TS), which was used to calculate insulin dosage recommendations automatically. These recommendations were based on microdialysis CGM values and common diabetes therapy parameters. For the first half of their stay, the subjects directed their diabetes therapy themselves, whereas for the second half, the insulin recommendations were delivered by the APS-TS (so-called algorithm-driven therapy). During subject-directed therapy, the mean glucose was 114 mg/dl compared to 125 mg/dl during algorithm-driven therapy. Time in target (90 to 150 mg/dl) was approximately 46% during subject-directed therapy and approximately 58% during algorithm-driven therapy. When subjects directed their therapy, approximately 2 times more hypoglycemia interventions (oral administration of carbohydrates) were required than during algorithm-driven therapy. No hyperglycemia interventions (delivery of addition insulin) were necessary during subject-directed therapy, while during algorithm-driven therapy, 2 hyperglycemia interventions were necessary. The APS-TS was able to adequately control glucose concentrations in the subjects. Time in target was at least comparable or moderately higher during closed-loop control and markedly fewer hypoglycemia interventions were required, thus increasing patient safety. PMID:25205589

  20. Infusion of glucose and lipids at physiological rates causes acute endoplasmic reticulum stress in rat liver.

    Boden, Guenther; Song, Weiwei; Duan, Xunbao; Cheung, Peter; Kresge, Karen; Barrero, Carlos; Merali, Salim

    2011-07-01

    Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has recently been implicated as a cause for obesity-related insulin resistance; however, what causes ER stress in obesity has remained uncertain. Here, we have tested the hypothesis that macronutrients can cause acute (ER) stress in rat liver. Examined were the effects of intravenously infused glucose and/or lipids on proximal ER stress sensor activation (PERK, eIF2-?, ATF4, Xbox protein 1 (XBP1s)), unfolded protein response (UPR) proteins (GRP78, calnexin, calreticulin, protein disulphide isomerase (PDI), stress kinases (JNK, p38 MAPK) and insulin signaling (insulin/receptor substrate (IRS) 1/2 associated phosphoinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)) in rat liver. Glucose and/or lipid infusions, ranging from 23.8 to 69.5 kJ/4 h (equivalent to between ~17% and ~50% of normal daily energy intake), activated the proximal ER stress sensor PERK and ATF6 increased the protein abundance of calnexin, calreticulin and PDI and increased two GRP78 isoforms. Glucose and glucose plus lipid infusions induced comparable degrees of ER stress, but only infusions containing lipid activated stress kinases (JNK and p38 MAPK) and inhibited insulin signaling (PI3K). In summary, physiologic amounts of both glucose and lipids acutely increased ER stress in livers 12-h fasted rats and dependent on the presence of fat, caused insulin resistance. We conclude that this type of acute ER stress is likely to occur during normal daily nutrient intake. PMID:21475143

  1. Bomba de infusão de insulina em diabetes melito tipo 1 Insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus

    Raphael Del Roio Liberatore Jr.

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Rever a experiência com a utilização da bomba de infusão de insulina em crianças e adolescentes, a fim de orientar o pediatra quanto às suas indicações e complicações. FONTE DOS DADOS : Foi realizada revisão sistemática de artigos publicados em literatura que abordassem a utilização da bomba de infusão de insulina, suas indicações, complicações e resposta ao tratamento. Dessa forma, todos os artigos publicados entre 1995 e 2005 foram resgatados através do levantamento em banco de dados MEDLINE e LILACS. As palavras-chave utilizadas foram: insulin pumps, type 1 diabetes mellitus e diabetes mellitus. Foram separados os artigos que, além disso, versassem sobre o assunto na faixa etária descrita SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O uso da bomba de infusão de insulina em pacientes com diabetes melito tipo 1 não é uma necessidade para todos os pacientes, visto que, com tratamentos intensivos, os resultados conseguidos são muito parecidos, em termos de hemoglobina glicada e de controle de complicações a médio e longo prazo. No entanto, a bomba permite um maior conforto ao paciente, no sentido de que ele não precisa ficar tão restrito a horários rígidos de refeição e pode levar uma vida com melhor qualidade. Um primeiro requisito para quem pretenda usar a bomba é adaptar-se a aparelhos conectados ao corpo e a ter uma rotina de monitorização glicêmica rigorosa, pois, sem isso, as vantagens da bomba serão anuladas. As complicações, com os avanços tecnológicos de que dispomos atualmente, são muito infreqüentes. O custo, no entanto, é maior que nos tratamentos convencionais. CONCLUSÃO: Com a evolução das bombas de infusão e dos monitores de glicemia, incluindo sistemas de monitorização contínua, abre-se caminho para as "bombas inteligentes", e estaremos com um verdadeiro "pâncreas artificial", que pode mesmo ser implantado no paciente, permitindo uma vida com todas as regalias de uma pessoa não diabética.OBJECTIVE: To review the current experience with insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents in order to guide pediatricians regarding indications and complications. SOURCES OF DATA : Systematic review of articles published in the literature referring to the use of insulin pump therapy, indications, complications and response to treatment. All articles published between 1995 and 2005 and appearing in the MEDLINE and LILACS databases were reviewed. The keywords were: insulin pump, type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetes mellitus. The articles covering the subject of interest and referring to children and adolescents were selected. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS : Insulin pump therapy is not required for all patients with type 1 diabetes, since intensive treatments produce very similar results in terms of glycated hemoglobin and control of complications over the medium and long terms. However, the pump allows for greater comfort for patients, with less rigid meal schedules and better quality of life. The first requirement for patients intending to use the pump is getting used to having a device attached to the body and following strict glucose control; otherwise, pump therapy is not advantageous. Complications are rare due to the technologies currently available. The cost, however, is greater than with conventional treatments. CONCLUSION: The development of infusion pumps and glucose monitors, including continuous monitoring systems, will lead to "intelligent pumps," so that a true "artificial pancreas" will be available, which can even be implanted in the patient, allowing non-diabetic persons to lead a normal life.

  2. Effects of Intravenous Glucose Load on Insulin Secretion in Patients With Ketosis-Prone Diabetes During Near-Normoglycemia Remission

    Gosmanov, Aidar R.; Smiley, Dawn; Robalino, Gonzalo; Siqueira, Joselita M.; Peng, Limin; Kitabchi, Abbas E.; Umpierrez, Guillermo E.

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Most patients with ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes (KPD) discontinue insulin therapy and remain in near-normoglycemic remission. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of glucotoxicity on β-cell function during remission in obese patients with KPD. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Age- and BMI-matched obese African Americans with a history of KPD (n = 8), severe hyperglycemia but without ketosis (ketosis-resistant type 2 diabetes, n = 7), and obese control subjects (n = 13) unde...

  3. Effects of insulin, recombinant bovine somatotropin, and their interaction on insulin-like growth factor-I secretion and milk protein production in dairy cows.

    Molento, C F M; Block, E; Cue, R I; Petitclerc, D

    2002-04-01

    This trial was designed to test the effects of insulin, recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), and their interaction on milk protein and selected blood parameters in dairy cows. Eight Holstein cows (86 +/- 10 d in milk) were divided in two groups and used in two replicates of a Latin square design with four animals, four periods, and four treatments: 1) intravenous infusion of saline, 2) infusion of saline and subcutaneous administration of 40 mg of rbST per day, 3) intravenous infusion of 12 mg of insulin per day coupled with glucose infusion, and 4) rbST administration combined with insulin and glucose infusion. The glucose infusion rate was adjusted to maintain euglycemia. Each experimental period lasted 14 d: treatments were administered during the first 6 d, and no treatment was administered during the following 8-d resting phase. The average daily amount of glucose infusion needed to avoid hypoglycemia was 2.8 kg/cow when only insulin was infused as opposed to 2.2 kg/cow when both insulin and rbST were administered, indicating that either rbST causes a peripheral resistance to insulin or rbST increased liver gluconeogenesis or both. Data from the last 3 d of infusion were analyzed by using the SAS system for mixed models. Percent protein of milk tended to be lower (2.84 vs. 2.79%) and milk urea content was lower (16.6 vs. 14.8 mg/dl) during rbST administration, regardless of insulin infusion. Insulin infusion increased percent protein (2.78 vs. 2.85%) and percent casein (2.36 vs. 2.46%) and decreased milk urea content (17.1 vs. 14.3 mg/dl) regardless of rbST administration. For milk yield, protein yield, casein yield, lactose percent, and lactose yield, there were significant interactions between insulin and rbST administration. For example, casein yield averaged 1.17, 1.12, 1.20, and 1.28 kg/d for saline, insulin, rbST, and insulin combined with rbST, respectively. Similarly, there was a significant interaction between insulin and rbST on IGF-I levels, which were 122.5, 181.3, 342.3, and 492.2 ng/ml for saline, insulin, rbST, and insulin combined with rbST, respectively. In conclusion, these results clearly demonstrated that insulin interacts with bST in early lactation to improve milk protein synthesis and yield in dairy cows. These effects are probably mediated through a combination of bST nutrient mobilization, bST-induced gluconeogenesis, bST-induced insulin peripheral resistance, and bST/insulin synergism on insulin-like growth factor-I secretion and on mammary epithelial tissue. PMID:12018418

  4. Evaluation of salvaged myocardium after acute myocardial infarction using single photon emission computed tomography after 201Tl-glucose-insulin infusion

    GIK-201Tl imaging reportedly improves the detection of viable myocardium, so the present study evaluated whether it can detect myocardial viability after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Resting 201Tl and 99mTc-pyrophosphate (PYP) dual single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and 201Tl SPECT after 201Tl with GIK (10% glucose, insulin 5 U, and KCl 10 mmol) infusion (GIK-201Tl) were performed in 25 AMI patients within 10 days of admission. GIK-201Tl SPECT images were obtained immediately and 4 h after infusion. Left ventriculography (LVG) was performed within 3 weeks and at 6 months when follow-up 201Tl SPECT was also performed. From 20 SPECT segments, both the summed defect score (RDS) and the number of defect segments (ES) were calculated. The infarcted area was defined as 99mTc-PYP uptake segments. Wall motion was estimated in 7 LVG segments. The ES of R-201Tl (5.52.8), immediate GIK-201Tl (4.02.3), and 4-h GIK-201Tl (5.62.7) were lower than that of 99mTc-PYP (7.54.1) (p201Tl (3.52.8) (p201Tl (11.37.9) and 4-h GIK-201Tl (11.26.3) were greater than at the 6-month 201Tl (7.16.5), immediate GIK-201Tl (7.46.5) was equivalent to follow-up 201Tl. The sensitivity of immediate GIK-201Tl was highest among the imaging methods. To detect myocardial viability after AMI, early imaging with GIK-201Tl is more useful than resting 201Tl imaging. (author)

  5. Co-infusion of autologous adipose tissue derived insulin-secreting mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow derived hematopoietic stem cells: Viable therapy for type III.C. a diabetes mellitus

    Umang G Thakkar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Transition from acute pancreatitis to insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM is a rare manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism caused by parathyroid adenoma because of impaired glucose tolerance and suppresses insulin secretion. We report the case of a 26-year-old male with pancreatic diabetes caused by parathyroid adenoma induced chronic pancreatitis. He had serum C-peptide 0.12 ng/ml, glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody 5.0 IU/ml, and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C 8.9%, and required 72 IU/day of biphasic-isophane insulin injection for uncontrolled hyperglycemia. We treated him with his own adipose tissue derived insulin-secreting mesenchymal stem-cells (IS-ADMSC along with his bone marrow derived hematopoietic stem cells (BM-HSC. Autologous IS-ADMSC + BM-HSC were infused into subcutaneous tissue, portal and thymic circulation without any conditioning. Over a follow-up of 27 months, the patient is maintaining fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels of 132 and 165 mg/dl, respectively, with HbA1C 6.8% and requiring 36 IU/day of biphasic-isophane insulin. Co-infusion of IS-ADMSC + BM-HSC offers a safe and viable therapy for type III.C.a Diabetes Mellitus.

  6. Can continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion improve health-related quality of life in patients with Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome and diabetes?

    Terlizzi, Vito; Zito, Eugenio; Mozzillo, Enza; Raia, Valeria; Franzese, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    We report the first case of the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in a patient with Shwachman-Bodian-Diamond syndrome (SBDS) and diabetes. An Italian boy received diagnosis of SBDS at the age of 7 months (SBDS gene mutation: c.183-184TA → CT and c.258 + 2 T → C in compound heterozygous). The patient presented an impaired psychosocial functioning with difficulties in mental health, body pain experiences, attention deficit disorder, somatic complaints, behavioral and social problems. Total Intelligence Quotient (T-IQ) was within the normal range for age (T-IQ = 109). The patient developed clinical diabetes at the age of 13 years (glycemia 282 mg/dL at 120 min of oral glucose tolerance test, glycosylated hemoglobin level of 7.5%, anti-β-cell antibodies negative; glucagon test yielding a C peptide level at zero-time of 1.5 ng/mL and at 6 min of 2.0 ng/mL). Multiple daily injection therapy with insulin was started. Nevertheless, because of a relevant needle phobia and the recurrent hypoglycemia due to poor nutrition secondary to depression, after 3 years the patient started CSII. After 12 months a new evaluation showed (1) better social adaptation, (2) meliorated self-esteem and self-efficacy, (3) reduced psychosocial suffering, and (4) improved health-related quality of life, assessed by the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 3.0 Diabetes Module. Thus CSII seems to be crucial to improve health-related quality of life in patients affected by diabetes and genetic disorders. PMID:25269020

  7. Breadboard development of a fluid infusion system

    Thompson, R. W.

    1974-01-01

    A functional breadboard of a zero gravity Intravenous Infusion System (IVI) is presented. Major components described are: (1) infusate pack pressurizers; (2) pump module; (3) infusion set; and (4) electronic control package. The IVI breadboard was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of using the parallel solenoid pump and spring powered infusate source pressurizers for the emergency infusion of various liquids in a zero gravity environment. The IVI was tested for flow rate and sensitivity to back pressure at the needle. Results are presented.

  8. Efecto de la infusin endovenosa de KCl en el electrocardiograma y potasio srico en perros con funcin renal normal / Effect of intravenous infusion of KCl on the electrocardiogram and serum potassium in dogs with normal renal function

    Jessica, Bravo-Ziga; Julio, Huapaya; Cesar, Valencia; Sandra, Bezada; Cristian, Leon; Renato, Ferrandiz-Espadin; Javier, Cieza.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las variaciones del potasio srico (K+) y las alteraciones electrocardiogrficas al infundir diferentes velocidades de K+ endovenoso en perros. Se infundi soluciones de 20, 40, 60 y 80 mEq de K+ en una hora a perros con funcin renal y K+ srico normal. Se estudiaron 9 perros: tres si [...] n hidratacin previa y seis con hidratacin previa. Al infundir 20 mEq/hora de K+ los animales presentaron incremento de la frecuencia cardiaca sin alteraciones del electrocardiograma. Con 40 mEq/hora hubo alteraciones en las ondas "t" y "p", y con 60 y 80 mEq/hora, alteraciones compatibles con isquemia cardiaca y taquicardia ventricular. Los perros sin hidratacin tuvieron alteraciones electrocardiogrficas ms notorias y fatales. Dosis de 20 mEq/hora de K+, no causaron morbilidad ni mortalidad en los animales estudiados. Dosis mayores mostraron complicaciones variables que dependieron del estado de hidratacin del animal, su flujo urinario y su nivel de potasio Abstract in english Variations in serum potassium (K+) and electrocardiographic changes at different infusion speeds of intravenous K+ were studied in dogs. Solutions of 20, 40, 60 and 80 mEq of K+ were infused in one hour to dogs with normal renal function and normal serum K+. Nine dogs were studied: three without pri [...] or hydration and six with previous hydration. Infusing 20 mEq / hour of K+ produced an increase in heart rate without changes in the electrocardiogram. With 40 mEq / hour there were changes in the "t" and "p" waves, and with 60 and 80 mEq / hour, alterations consistent with cardiac ischemia and ventricular tachycardia. Dogs without hydration had more obvious and fatal electrocardiographic changes. Doses of 20 mEq / hour of K + caused no morbidity or mortality in the animals studied. Higher doses showed various complications which depended on the hydration status of the animal, its urinary flow and potassium level

  9. Effects of Liraglutide Combined with Short-Term Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion on Glycemic Control and Beta Cell Function in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study

    Weijian Ke; Liehua Liu; Juan Liu; Ailing Chen; Wanping Deng; Pengyuan Zhang; Xiaopei Cao; Zhihong Liao; Haipeng Xiao; Jianbin Liu; Yanbing Li

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of liraglutide in combination with short-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy on glycemic control and beta cell function in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Thirty-nine eligible newly diagnosed T2DM patients were recruited and randomized to receive either of two therapies: short-term CSII alone (CSII alone group) or CSII in combination with liraglutide (CSII + Lira group) for 12 wee...

  10. Lead and zinc concentrations in plasma, erythrocytes, and urine in relation to ALA-D activity after intravenous infusion of Ca-EDTA.

    Ishihara, N; Shiojima, S; Hasegawa, K.

    1984-01-01

    Lead and zinc concentrations in plasma, erythrocytes, and urine, urinary ALA concentration, and ALA-D activity in blood were studied for four hours in two male lead workers during and after a one hour infusion of Ca-EDTA 2Na. Urinary and plasma lead concentrations increased as a result of administering Ca-EDTA 2Na, and the ratios of lead concentrations in plasma to those in urine were greatly increased. The increase of plasma lead concentration was not due to the haemolytic effect of Ca-EDTA ...

  11. Insulin infusion stimulates whole-body protein synthesis and activates the upstream and downstream effectors of mechanistic target of rapamycin signaling in the gluteus medius muscle of mature horses.

    Urschel, K L; Escobar, J; McCutcheon, L J; Geor, R J

    2014-04-01

    Little is known about the role insulin plays in regulating whole-body and muscle protein metabolism in horses. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of graded rates of insulin infusion on plasma amino acid concentrations and the activation of factors in the mechanistic target of rapamycin signaling pathway in the skeletal muscle of horses. Isoglycemic, hyperinsulinemic clamp procedures were conducted in 8 mature, thoroughbred mares receiving 4 rates of insulin infusion: 0 mU · kg(-1) · min(-1) (CON), 1.2 mU · kg(-1) · min(-1) (LOWINS), 3 mU · kg(-1) · min(-1) (MEDINS), and 6 mU · kg(-1) · min(-1) (HIGHINS). Blood samples were taken throughout the clamp procedures to measure plasma amino acid concentrations, and a biopsy from the gluteus medius muscle was collected at the end of the 2-h clamp to measure phosphorylation of protein kinase B, eukaryotic initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1, and riboprotein S6. Plasma concentrations of most of the essential amino acids decreased (P horses receiving the LOWINS, MEDINS, and HIGHINS treatments, with the largest decreases occurring in horses receiving the MEDINS and HIGHINS treatments. Phosphorylation of protein kinase B, 4E-binding protein 1, and riboprotein S6 increased with all 3 rates of insulin infusion (P > 0.05), relative to CON, with maximum phosphorylation achieved with MEDINS and HIGHINS treatments. These results indicate that insulin stimulates whole-body and muscle protein synthesis in mature horses. PMID:24315755

  12. Glucagon responses to increasing oral loads of glucose and corresponding isoglycaemic intravenous glucose infusions in patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy individuals

    Bagger, Jonatan I; Knop, Filip K; Lund, Asger; Holst, Jens Juul; Vilsbll, Tina

    2014-01-01

    increasing amounts of glucose given orally and corresponding isoglycaemic i.v. glucose infusions (IIGIs) in patients with type 2 diabetes and in healthy controls. METHODS: Plasma glucagon responses were measured during three 4 h OGTTs with increasing loads of glucose (25 g, 75 g and 125 g) and three...... oral glucose loads this difference increased and also became evident in healthy controls. CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION: In patients with type 2 diabetes increasing amounts of oral glucose elicit hypersecretion of glucagon, whereas corresponding IIGIs result in significant glucagon suppression; a...... phenomenon that is also observed in healthy individuals when larger glucose loads are ingested orally. This suggests that the hyperglucagonaemic response to oral glucose in type 2 diabetes may represent a pathological version of a gut-derived physiological phenomenon. Trial registration: Clinical...

  13. Infuso de insulina subcutnea contnua em gestante com diabetes tipo 1: relato de caso e reviso da literatura Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetic during pregnancy: case report and literature review

    Janice Seplveda Reis

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A gestao em portadoras de diabetes tipo 1 alvo de mltiplas tentativas para o bom controle glicmico desde o perodo pr-concepcional, com a terapia com infuso de insulina subcutnea contnua apresentando opo teraputica adicional na tentativa de alcanar as metas glicmicas. Apresentamos o caso de uma paciente com diabetes tipo 1, no controlada com mltiplas injees dirias, cuja instalao da bomba de insulina ocorreu durante o segundo trimestre de gestao, com sucesso teraputico.The type 1 diabetic patient pregnancy is subjected to various attempts to obtain good glycemic control, since the pre-conception period throughout the gestation. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII is a therapeutic tool to achieve the glycemic targets. Here it is presented the case of a Type 1 diabetic woman, who was not under multiple insulin daily injections therapy, and whose insulin therapy started on CSII during the second trimester of gestation, obtaining successful therapeutic outcome.

  14. Anesthesia with propofol induces insulin resistance systemically in skeletal and cardiac muscles and liver of rats

    Yasuda, Yoshikazu; Fukushima, Yuji; Kaneki, Masao [Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 (United States); Martyn, J.A. Jeevendra, E-mail: jmartyn@partners.org [Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 (United States)

    2013-02-01

    Highlights: ► Propofol, as a model anesthetic drug, induced whole body insulin resistance. ► Propofol anesthesia decreased glucose infusion rate to maintain euglycemia. ► Propofol decreased insulin-mediated glucose uptake in skeletal and cardiac muscles. ► Propofol increased hepatic glucose output confirming hepatic insulin resistance. -- Abstract: Hyperglycemia together with hepatic and muscle insulin resistance are common features in critically ill patients, and these changes are associated with enhanced inflammatory response, increased susceptibility to infection, muscle wasting, and worsened prognosis. Tight blood glucose control by intensive insulin treatment may reduce the morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Although some anesthetics have been shown to cause insulin resistance, it remains unknown how and in which tissues insulin resistance is induced by anesthetics. Moreover, the effects of propofol, a clinically relevant intravenous anesthetic, also used in the intensive care unit for sedation, on insulin sensitivity have not yet been investigated. Euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp study was performed in rats anesthetized with propofol and conscious unrestrained rats. To evaluate glucose uptake in tissues and hepatic glucose output [{sup 3}H]glucose and 2-deoxy[{sup 14}C]glucose were infused during the clamp study. Anesthesia with propofol induced a marked whole-body insulin resistance compared with conscious rats, as reflected by significantly decreased glucose infusion rate to maintain euglycemia. Insulin-stimulated tissue glucose uptake was decreased in skeletal muscle and heart, and hepatic glucose output was increased in propofol anesthetized rats. Anesthesia with propofol induces systemic insulin resistance along with decreases in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in skeletal and heart muscle and attenuation of the insulin-mediated suppression of hepatic glucose output in rats.

  15. Anesthesia with propofol induces insulin resistance systemically in skeletal and cardiac muscles and liver of rats

    Highlights: ► Propofol, as a model anesthetic drug, induced whole body insulin resistance. ► Propofol anesthesia decreased glucose infusion rate to maintain euglycemia. ► Propofol decreased insulin-mediated glucose uptake in skeletal and cardiac muscles. ► Propofol increased hepatic glucose output confirming hepatic insulin resistance. -- Abstract: Hyperglycemia together with hepatic and muscle insulin resistance are common features in critically ill patients, and these changes are associated with enhanced inflammatory response, increased susceptibility to infection, muscle wasting, and worsened prognosis. Tight blood glucose control by intensive insulin treatment may reduce the morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Although some anesthetics have been shown to cause insulin resistance, it remains unknown how and in which tissues insulin resistance is induced by anesthetics. Moreover, the effects of propofol, a clinically relevant intravenous anesthetic, also used in the intensive care unit for sedation, on insulin sensitivity have not yet been investigated. Euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp study was performed in rats anesthetized with propofol and conscious unrestrained rats. To evaluate glucose uptake in tissues and hepatic glucose output [3H]glucose and 2-deoxy[14C]glucose were infused during the clamp study. Anesthesia with propofol induced a marked whole-body insulin resistance compared with conscious rats, as reflected by significantly decreased glucose infusion rate to maintain euglycemia. Insulin-stimulated tissue glucose uptake was decreased in skeletal muscle and heart, and hepatic glucose output was increased in propofol anesthetized rats. Anesthesia with propofol induces systemic insulin resistance along with decreases in insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in skeletal and heart muscle and attenuation of the insulin-mediated suppression of hepatic glucose output in rats

  16. Pain management in emergency department: intravenous morphine vs. intravenous acetaminophen

    Morteza Talebi Doluee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pain is the most common complaint in emergency department and there are several methods for its control. Among them, pharmaceutical methods are the most effective. Although intravenous morphine has been the most common choice for several years, it has some adverse effects. There are many researches about intravenous acetaminophen as an analgesic agent and it appears that it has good analgesic effects for various types of pain. We searched some electronic resources for clinical trials comparing analgesic effects of intravenous acetaminophen vs. intravenous morphine for acute pain treatment in emergency setting.In two clinical trials, the analgesic effect of intravenous acetaminophen has been compared with intravenous morphine for renal colic. The results revealed no significant difference between analgesic effects of two medications. Another clinical trial revealed that intravenous acetaminophen has acceptable analgesic effects on the post-cesarean section pain when combined with other analgesic medications. One study revealed that administration of intravenous acetaminophen compared to placebo before hysterectomy decreased consumption of morphine via patient-controlled analgesia pump and decreased the side effects. Similarly, another study revealed that the infusion of intravenous acetaminophen vs. placebo after orthopedic surgery decreased the consumption of morphine after the surgery. A clinical trial revealed intravenous acetaminophen provided a level of analgesia comparable to intravenous morphine in isolated limb trauma, while causing less side effects than morphine.It appears that intravenous acetaminophen has good analgesic effects for visceral, traumatic and postoperative pains compare with intravenous morphine.

  17. Use of real time continuous glucose monitoring and intravenous insulin in type 1 diabetic mothers to prevent respiratory distress and hypoglycaemia in infants

    Passaro Patrizia

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pregnancy in Type 1 diabetic patients is a precarious condition, both for mother and fetus with increased the risk of prematurity and, immediately after delivery with risk of respiratory distress syndrome and hypoglycaemia in newborns. A strict control and monitoring of diabetes throughout pregnancy is important in reducing the impact of the disease on the fetus and newborn. In recent years many new technologies have been introduced to ameliorate diabetes monitoring, where the last is the Real-time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (RT-CGMS. Methods In the last three years, 72 h continuous glucose monitoring system (RT-CGMS (Medtronic, CA was performed in 18 pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes in two moments of pregnancy: during treatment with betamethasone to prevent respiratory distress and during delivery. In both cases insulin was administered intravenous and the dose was changed on the basis of glycaemia. Results The results present the use of this new technique during two topics moments of pregnancy of type 1 diabetes patients when is very important intensively to monitor diabetes and to obtain the well being of the fetus. No infant experimented hypoglycaemia or respiratory distress syndrome at the moment and in the first hours after the birth. Conclusion We wish to stress the importance reducing glycaemia during administration of betamethasone and during labor. It is conceivable that the scarce attention paid to monitoring glucose levels in diabetic mothers during labor in gynaecological world may be due to the difficulty in glucose monitoring with the devices until now available. Hopefully, our anecdotal account may prompt improvements with RT-CGMS, and may lead to a better approach to the problem, thereby changing the prognosis of infants born to diabetic mothers.

  18. The impact of calcineurin inhibitors on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion

    zbay, Aygen; Mller, N; Juhl, C; Bjerre, M; Carstens, J; Rungby, J; Jrgensen, K A

    2012-01-01

    AIMS: The calcineurin inhibitors cyclosporine and tacrolimus are implicated in post-transplant complications such as new-onset diabetes after transplantation. The relative contribution of each calcineurin inhibitor to new-onset diabetes after transplantation remains unclear. We sought to compare...... the impact of cyclosporine and tacrolimus on glucose metabolism in humans. METHODS: Eight haemodialysis patients received 8-10 days of oral treatment followed by 5-h infusions with cyclosporine, tacrolimus and saline in a randomized, investigator-blind, crossover study. Glucose metabolism and ?......-cell function was investigated through: a hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamp, an intravenous glucose tolerance test and insulin concentration time series. RESULTS: Cyclosporine and tacrolimus decreased insulin sensitivity by 22% (P = 0.02) and 13% (P = 0.048), respectively. The acute insulin response and...

  19. Fiscal 2000 achievement report on the research and development of medical and welfare apparatus/technology. Implantable insulin infusion system utilizing optical blood glucose monitor; 2000 nendo iryo fukushi kiki gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho. Kogakuteki kettochi sokutei system wo oyoshita tainai umekomigata insulin chunyu system

    NONE

    2001-05-01

    In the study of an optical blood glucose monitoring system, basic data were collected and studied by measuring, for example, the absorption spectra of a glucose solution and rabbit blood in the near infrared domain. A simulation program was prepared based on the Monte Carlo method for the reproduction of light propagation in living organisms. As for the implanted insulin infusion system, requirements to be satisfied, technical problems to solve for their satisfaction, and system specifications were studied. As for the insulin infusion pump, methods for pump driving, manufacturing, and evaluating were studied, and a diaphragm type pump was fabricated. As for percutaneous signal transmission, studies were made about information to be transmitted and received between the intracorporeal and extracorporeal units, method of communication, charging of power to the intracorporeal unit, and so forth. (NEDO)

  20. Determination of hydromorphone in human plasma by a sensitive RP-HPLC-ESI-MS method and its application to a clinical pharmacokinetic study in postoperative patients after low dose intravenous administration with infusion pump.

    Sun, Luning; Pan, Yinbin; Ding, Li; Luo, Xuemei; Yan, Zhengyu; Liu, Cunming; Qian, Yanning; Chu, Yan

    2012-03-01

    A sensitive reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (RP-HPLC-ESI-MS) method has been developed and validated for the determination of hydromorphone in human plasma using naloxone as the internal standard (IS). After alkalization with saturated sodium bicarbonate, the plasma samples were extracted with ethyl acetate. Chromatographic separation was performed on a C18 column with the column temperature of 50 °C and a mobile phase of 5mM ammonium acetate buffer containing 1% formic acid-methanol (88:12, v/v). Hydromorphone and the IS were detected by selected ion monitoring using the protonated molecules at m/z 286.2 for hydromorphone and m/z 328.2 for the IS. Calibration curve was linear over the range of 0.01-50 ng/mL. The lower limit of quantification was 0.01 ng/mL. The method was successfully applied to the pharmacokinetic study in postoperative patients after intravenous infusion of 1.5mg hydromorphone hydrochloride. The obtained main pharmacokinetic parameters of hydromorphone in postoperative patients were as follows: the maximum hydromorphone plasma concentration (C(max)) was (24.15 ± 12.51)ng/mL, the time to the C(max) was (10.0 ± 0.0)min, and the elimination half-life was (2.7 ± 0.8)h. PMID:22169470

  1. A Case Report of Long-Term Survival following Hepatic Arterial Infusion of L-Folinic Acid Modulated 5-Fluorouracil Combined with Intravenous Irinotecan and Cetuximab Followed by Hepatectomy in a Patient with Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases.

    Van Bael, Kobe; Jansen, Yanina; Seremet, Teofila; Engels, Benedikt; Delvaux, Georges; Neyns, Bart

    2015-01-01

    A 43-year-old women admitted to our hospital for weight loss, anorexia, and abdominal pain was diagnosed with sigmoid neoplasm and multiple bilobar liver metastases. This patient received six cycles of systemic FOLFOX prior to a laparoscopically assisted anterior resection of the rectosigmoid for a poorly differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma T2N2M1, K-RAS negative (wild type). Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of L-folinic acid modulated 5-fluorouracil (LV/5-FU) with intravenous (iv) irinotecan (FOLFIRI) and cetuximab as adjuvant therapy resulted in a complete metabolic response (CR) with CEA normalization. A right hepatectomy extended to segment IV was performed resulting in (FDG-)PET negative remission for 7 months. Solitary intrahepatic recurrence was effectively managed by local radiofrequent ablation following 6c FOLFIRI plus cetuximab iv. Multiple lung lesions and recurrence of pulmonary and local lymph node metastases were successfully treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (50 Gy) and iv LV/5-FU/oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) plus cetuximab finally switched to panitumumab with CR as a result. At present the patient is in persistent complete remission of her stage IV colorectal cancer, more than 5 years after initial diagnosis of the advanced disease. Multidisciplinary treatment with HAI of chemotherapy (LV/5-FU + CPT-11) plus EGFR-inhibitor can achieve CR of complex unresectable LM and can even result in hepatectomy with possible long-term survival. PMID:26064730

  2. Comparacin entre dexmedetomidina en infusin intravenosa vs. lidocana en infusin intravenosa para el control de dolor refractario a tratamiento opioide en pacientes de cuidados paliativos / Comparison between dexmedetomidine infusion vs. lidocaine intravenous infusion for treatment of severe pain in palliative care patients under opioid treatment

    O., Carrillo Torres; M.M., Gallegos Allier; M., Jimnez Olvera.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduccin: se define dolor refractario como aquel que se mantiene persistente (EVA 6 o ms) a pesar de tratamiento con opioides (con 1 o ms rotaciones previas) + antiinflamatorios (AINE o corticoides). Para tratamiento se han utilizado agonistas alfa-2 y/o anestsicos locales. La respuesta analg [...] sica a la administracin de dexmedetomidina parece producirse a nivel de la neurona de la raz dorsal, donde los agonistas alfa-2 bloquean la liberacin de la sustancia P en la va nociceptiva. El efecto analgsico central est mediado por la activacin de las vas inhibitorias descendentes gracias al bloqueo de los receptores del aspartato y glutamato. La utilizacin de lidocana intravenosa puede suprimir descargas neurales ectpicas procedentes de fibras aferentes primarias lesionadas debido a sus propiedades de bloqueo dependiente de canales de voltaje de sodio. Adems se ha evidenciado la activacin endgena del sistema de opioides por infusin de lidocana por va sistmica. Objetivo: evaluar el efecto analgsico de la infusin de dexmedetomidina intravenosa comparada con infusin de lidocana intravenosa para dolor refractario a opioides en pacientes bajo cuidados paliativos. Material y mtodos: se trata de un ensayo clnico aleatorizado, triple ciego, con muestreo consecutivo. El anlisis de resultados con medidas de tendencia central y de dispersin. Para comparar variables cuantitativas se us t de Student para muestras independientes. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia y grficos a travs del programa estadstico SPSS versin 17. Poblacin de estudio: pacientes con dolor refractario, hospitalizados dentro del Programa de Cuidados Paliativos asignados aleatoriamente a uno de los 2 grupos cuyo nmero de muestra (n = 14) se obtuvo por frmula de diferencia de proporciones. Resultados: en cuanto a la analgesia con ambas infusiones no hubo diferencias significativas. De los 16 pacientes, 18 % (n: 3) requirieron terapia de rescate durante la infusin y 18 % (n: 3) requirieron rescate durante las 48 horas postinfusin. Durante la infusin el 42 % del grupo de lidocana necesit rescate (n: 3) y en el tiempo postinfusin antes de 48 horas se administraron 3 rescates: 42 % de los pacientes del grupo de lidocana (n: 2) y 14 % de los pacientes del grupo dexmedetomidina (n: 1). En cuanto a sedacin durante la infusin se reportaron diferencias significativas (p: -0,01) reportndose mayor sedacin en el grupo de dexmedetomidina. No se presentaron complicaciones cardiovasculares y/o respiratorias en ninguno de los dos grupos. Conclusiones: el grupo de dexmedetomidina requiri menos rescates con opioides durante la infusin y posterior a ella. Se present mayor sedacin en el grupo de dexmedetomidina sin presencia de complicaciones cardiovasculares y/o respiratorias durante o posterior a la infusin. Abstract in english Introduction: Refractory pain is defined as that which remains persistent (EVA 6 or more) despite treatment with opioids (with 1 or more previous rotations) + anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs or corticosteroids). Alpha-2 agonists and/or local anesthetics have been used for treating. Analgesic respons [...] e to the administration of dexmedetomidine appears to occur at the level of dorsal root neuron, where the alpha-2 agonists block the release of substance P in the nociceptive pathway. The central analgesic effect is mediated by the activation of descending inhibitory pathways, by blocking the receptors of aspartate and glutamate. The use of intravenous lidocaine can suppress ectopic neural discharges primary afferents from injured due to its blocking voltage-dependent sodium channels. Furthermore it has been demonstrated activation of endogenous opioid system lidocaine infusion systemically. Objective: To evaluate the analgesic effect of intravenous dexmedetomidine infusion compared with intravenous lidocaine infusion for pain refractory to opioids in palliative care patients. Material and methods: This is a randomized, triple-

  3. Effect of Age of Infusion Site and Type of Rapid-Acting Analog on Pharmacodynamic Parameters of Insulin Boluses in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Receiving Insulin Pump Therapy

    Swan, Karena L.; Dziura, James D.; Steil, Garry M.; Voskanyan, Gayane R.; Sikes, Kristin A.; Steffen, Amy T.; Martin, Melody L.; Tamborlane, William V.; Weinzimer, Stuart A

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVEThe purpose of this study was to examine the effect of type of insulin analog and age of insertion site on the pharmacodynamic characteristics of a standard insulin bolus in youth with type 1 diabetes receiving insulin pump therapy.

  4. Changes in serum metabolic hormone levels after glucose infusion during lactation cycles in Holstein cows

    Aliasghar Chalmeh

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Negative energy balance can impair the metabolism of high producing dairy cows and supplying the glucose, as an energy source; can prevent the metabolic disorders in these animals. Hence, we hypothesized that bolus intravenous glucose administration may change the concentrations of metabolic hormones in order to prevent and control of metabolic dysfunctions of dairy cows. Twenty five multiparous Holstein dairy cows were divided to 5 equal groups containing early, mid and late lactations, far-off and close-up dry periods. All cows were received dextrose 50% intravenously at 500 mg/kg, 10 mL/kg/h. Blood samples were collected from all animals prior to and 1, 2, 3 and 4 after dextrose 50% infusion and sera were separated to determine glucose, triiodothyronine (T3, thyroxine (T4, serum free T3 (fT3, free T4 (fT4, cortisol and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1. The decreasing pattern of T3 concentration was detected in all studied animals following intravenous glucose infusion (P<0.05. The significant increasing pattern of T4 levels was seen in early and mid lactation cows after glucose administration (P<0.05. The significant decreasing pattern of IGF-1 was detected in mid and late lactations and far-off dry groups (P<0.05. There were no significant alterations in fT3, fT4 and cortisol concentrations following glucose infusion in all experimental groups. In conclusion, bolus intravenous glucose infusion could influence the metabolic hormones in high producing Holstein dairy cows. Alterations of metabolic hormones following bolus intravenous glucose administration indicated that glucose is an important direct controller of metabolic interactions and responses in dairy cows during different physiological states.

  5. Insulin pump therapy

    Martin Gilmour

    2008-01-01

    The ideal insulin replacement therapy should replicate normal pancreatic function as closely as possible. Insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII]) is now an established treatment, allowing patients to manage their diabetes intensively and optimize glycemic control. This issue’s treatment review focuses on recent publications on the use of insulin pump therapy in diabetes. A review by White offers comprehensive guidance on the use of CSII in diabetes patients, emp...

  6. The Insulin Pump

    Toews, C. J.

    1985-01-01

    Subcutaneous continuous insulin infusion systems deliver insulin at a basal rate designed to keep blood glucose levels normal in the non-fed state. Additional insulin is delivered at meal time. Pumps can provide near optimal control of blood glucose concentrations in selected, highly motivated patients. The pump provides better diabetic control than once daily insulin injections, although several daily injections can provide comparable control. Optimal control with the pump causes some short-...

  7. Infusion Extractor

    Chang-Diaz, Franklin R.

    1988-01-01

    Apparatus and method of removing desirable constituents from an infusible material by infusion extraction, where a piston operating in a first chamber draws a solvent into the first chamber where it may be heated, and then moves the heated solvent into a second chamber containing the infusible material, and where infusion extraction takes place. The piston then moves the solvent containing the extract through a filter into the first chamber, leaving the extraction residue in the second chamber.

  8. Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal-2 (BALTI-2 trial protocol: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled of intravenous infusion of salbutamol in the acute respiratory distress syndrome

    McCabe Chris

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS is a common cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. Experimental studies suggest that treatment with beta agonists may be helpful in ARDS. The Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal (BALTI-2 is a multicentre, pragmatic, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial which aims to determine if sustained treatment with intravenous (IV salbutamol will improve survival in ARDS. Methods/Design Patients fulfilling the American-European Consensus Conference Definition of ARDS will be randomised in a 1:1 ratio to receive an IV infusion either of salbutamol (15 ?g kg ideal body weight-1 hr-1 or placebo (0.9% sodium chloride solution, for a maximum of seven days. Allocation to randomised groups will use minimisation to ensure balance with respect to hospital of recruitment, age group (85 years and PaO2/FiO2 ratio (?6.7, 6.8- 13.2, ?13.3 kPa. Data will be recorded by participating ICUs until hospital discharge, and all surviving patients will be followed up by post at six and twelve months post randomisation. The primary outcome is mortality at 28 days after randomisation; secondary outcomes are mortality in ICU, mortality in hospital, number of ventilator-free days, number of organ failure-free days, mortality at twelve months post-randomisation, quality of life at six and twelve months, length of stay in ICU, length of stay in hospital, adverse effects (tachycardia, arrhythmia or other side effects sufficient to stop treatment drug. 1,334 patients will be recruited from about fifty ICUs in the UK. An economic evaluation will be conducted alongside the trial. Trial Registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN38366450.

  9. Efeito alcalinizante de solues eletrolticas intravenosas com concentraes elevadas de lactato de sdio infundidas em bezerros sadios / Alkalinizing effect of intravenous electrolyte solutions with high sodium lactate concentrations infused in healthy calves

    J.R.C., Junqueira; M.R.S., Balarin; K.K.M.C., Flaiban; D.S., Barbosa; J.A.N., Lisboa.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de investigar o potencial alcalinizante de solues eletrolticas com concentraes elevadas de lactato de sdio em bezerros sadios, foram idealizadas seis solues contendo 28, 56 e 84mEq/L de lactato (L28, L56 e L84) ou de bicarbonato (B28, B56 e B84), com concentraes de sdio, de [...] potssio e de clcio semelhantes s da soluo de Ringer com lactato (SRL). As solues contendo bicarbonato de sdio foram utilizadas como padro para comparao. Seis bezerros receberam, por via intravenosa, todas as seis solues, uma a cada vez, com intervalo de quatro a cinco dias entre as infuses, em volume correspondente a 10% do peso corporal, durante cinco horas (20mL/kg/h). Amostras de sangue venoso e de urina foram coletadas antes de iniciar a infuso, na metade do volume, ao trmino e duas horas e meia aps o trmino da infuso. Determinaram-se concentrao de protena plasmtica total, pH sanguneo e urinrio, pCO2, HCO3 -, BE, concentrao plasmtica e urinria de lactato L e concentraes sricas e urinrias de Na+, K+, Cl- e creatinina. A soluo L28, idntica SRL, provocou discreto incremento da reserva alcalina e, consequentemente, produziu efeito alcalinizante insuficiente para a correo de estados de acidose metablica. A soluo L84, alm de provar-se segura, provocou o maior aumento da reserva alcalina, equivalente B84, e, assim, produziu efeito capaz de corrigir o grau moderado de acidose metablica. Abstract in english The alkalinizing effects of electrolyte solutions with high concentration of sodium lactate were evaluated in healthy calves. Six solutions were formulated containing 28, 56 and 84mEq/L of lactate (L28, L56 and L84) or bicarbonate (B28, B56 and B84), and sodium, potassium and calcium concentrations [...] similar to the lactated Ringer's solution (LRS). The solutions containing sodium bicarbonate were used as a standard for comparison. Six calves received all six solutions intravenously, one at a time, with an interval of four to five days between the infusions, in a volume corresponding to 10% of body weight, during five hours (20mL/kg/h). Venous blood and urine samples were taken prior to the beginning of the infusion, at a half volume, at the end and two and a half hours after the end of the infusion. Total plasma protein concentration, urinary and blood pH, blood pCO2, HCO3 - and BE, plasma and urine L lactate concentration and serum and urine Na+, K+, Cl- and creatinine concentrations were measured. The L28 solution, equal to LRS, caused a slight increase in the alkaline reserve, producing an alkalinizing effect insufficient for correction of metabolic acidosis states. The L84 solution was safe and produced the greater increase in the alkaline reserve, equivalent to B84 solution, and suitable for correcting a moderate degree of metabolic acidosis.

  10. Infusion cisternography

    A source of error in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infusion tests is leakage at the dural puncture site. The addition of a bolus of radionuclide to the infusion fluid was helpful in detecting the existence of leakage as shown by increased infusion pressure in six of eight patients studied with and without scintigraphic evidence of leakage. Comparison of CSF dynamics in 26 patients studied by infusion cisternography and conventional cisternography showed similar patterns, suggesting no alteration of CSF dynamics by the artificial CSF infusion. Combining the two tests, therefore, resulted in simple identification of the leakage and saved the patient time and discomfort

  11. Glucose infusion attenuates muscle fatigue in rat plantaris muscle during prolonged indirect stimulation in situ.

    Karelis, Antony D; Péronnet, François; Gardiner, Phillip F

    2002-09-01

    Carbohydrate ingestion increases both endurance time to exhaustion during prolonged exercise, and the ability to perform resistance exercise. The mechanism(s) underlying the increased performance following glucose ingestion remain(s) unclear. The purpose of the present study was to verify the hypothesis that glucose infusion could attenuate peripheral muscle fatigue in the anaesthetized rat during prolonged indirect electrical stimulation in situ. For this purpose the plantaris muscle was electrically stimulated (50 Hz for 200 ms every 2.7 s; 5 V; pulse width, 0.05 ms) in situ through the sciatic nerve to perform concentric contractions for 60 min while infusing intravenously either saline alone (7.25 ml kg(-1) h(-1)), or saline and glucose (1 g kg(-1) h(-1): plasma glucose 11 +/- 1.1, vs. 4.9 +/- 0.2 mm with infusion of saline) (8 rats per group). Glucose infusion attenuated the reduction in submaximal peak dynamic force (55% decrease vs. 70% decrease in rats infused with saline alone, P Hz for 200 ms; 150 V; pulse width, 0.05 ms). However, changes in M-wave peak-to-peak amplitude, duration and total area suggest that glucose infusion, and/or the associated increase in plasma insulin concentration, may prevent the deterioration of electrical properties of the muscle fibre membrane. PMID:12481933

  12. Infusion thrombophlebitis: the histological and clinical features.

    Woodhouse, C R

    1980-01-01

    Thrombophlebitis was induced in 8 greyhounds by intravenous infusion of naftidrofuryl (Praxilene), dextrose saline being used as a control. The histological features were the same in the treated and the control veins: circulating polymorphonuclear leucocytes became attached to and later infiltrated the vein endothelium. In more severe cases the deeper layers of the vein wall were affected. The clinical features in 97 patients receiving intravenous infusions of physiological saline, dextrose s...

  13. Defective insulin secretory response to intravenous glucose in C57Bl/6J compared to C57Bl/6N mice

    Grace Fergusson

    2014-12-01

    Conclusions: The Bl/6J mouse strain displays impaired insulin secretion. These results have important implications for choosing the appropriate test to assess beta-cell function and background strain in genetically modified mouse models.

  14. Defective insulin secretion by chronic glucagon receptor activation in glucose intolerant mice.

    Ahlkvist, Linda; Omar, Bilal; Valeur, Anders; Fosgerau, Keld; Ahrn, Bo

    2016-03-01

    Stimulation of insulin secretion by short-term glucagon receptor (GCGR) activation is well characterized; however, the effect of long-term GCGR activation on ?-cell function is not known, but of interest, since hyperglucagonemia occurs early during development of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we examined whether chronic GCGR activation affects insulin secretion in glucose intolerant mice. To induce chronic GCGR activation, high-fat diet fed mice were continuously (2 weeks) infused with the stable glucagon analog ZP-GA-1 and challenged with oral glucose and intravenous glucoseglucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1). Islets were isolated to evaluate the insulin secretory response to glucoseGLP1 and their pancreas were collected for immunohistochemical analysis. Two weeks of ZP-GA-1 infusion reduced insulin secretion both after oral and intravenous glucose challenges in vivo and in isolated islets. These inhibitory effects were corrected for by GLP1. Also, we observed increased ?-cell area and islet size. We conclude that induction of chronic ZP-GA-1 levels in glucose intolerant mice markedly reduces insulin secretion, and thus, we suggest that chronic activation of the GCGR may contribute to the failure of ?-cell function during development of type 2 diabetes. PMID:26698567

  15. Partial intravenous anesthesia in cats and dogs

    Duke, Tanya

    2013-01-01

    The partial intravenous anesthesia technique (PIVA) is used to lower the inspired concentration of an inhalational anesthetic by concurrent use of injectable drugs. This technique reduces the incidence of undesirable side-effects and provides superior quality of anesthesia and analgesia. Drugs commonly used for PIVA include opioids, alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, injectable anesthetic agents, and lidocaine. Most are administered by intravenous infusion.

  16. Comparative study of amino acid, ammonia and pancreatic hormone levels in the blood of cirrhotic patients following intragastric and intravenous administration of a branched-chain amino acid-enriched solution.

    Watanabe,Akiharu

    1983-10-01

    Full Text Available The blood levels of amino acids, ammonia and pancreatic hormones following the intragastric and intravenous administration of a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA-enriched solution were comparatively investigated in control subjects and patients with liver cirrhosis. There was no essential difference in the time course of serum amino acid and blood ammonia levels between the intragastric and intravenous infusions. Elevation of serum insulin concentrations in cirrhotic patients was significant only immediately after the administration through the enteral route. However, plasma glucagon levels increased similarly when the BCAA-enriched solution was administered through either route. The results indicate that both enteral and intravenous infusions will have similar therapeutic effects on the impaired protein metabolism in cirrhotic patients with protein-calorie malnutrition.

  17. Symptomatic cerebral oedema during treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis: effect of adjuvant octreotide infusion

    Seewi Ora

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction A potentially lethal complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA in children is brain oedema, whether caused by DKA itself or by the therapeutic infusion of insulin and fluids. Case presentation A 10-year old previously healthy boy with DKA became unconscious and apnoeic due to cerebral oedema (confirmed by abnormal EEG and CT-scan during treatment with intravenous fluids (36 ml/h and insulin (0.1 units/kg/h. He was intubated and artificially ventilated, without impact on EEG and CT-scan. Subsequently, adjuvant infusion of octreotide was applied (3.5 ?g/kg/h, suppressing growth hormone (GH and IGF-1 production and necessitating the insulin dose to be reduced to 0.05 - 0.025 units/kg/h. The brain oedema improved and the boy made a full recovery. Conclusion Co-therapy with octreotide was associated with a favourable outcome in the present patient with DKA and cerebral oedema. Whether this could be ascribed to the effects of octreotide on the insulin requirement or on the GH/IGF-axis remains to be elucidated.

  18. Glucose Infusion into Exercising Dogs after Confinement: Rectal and Active Muscle Temperatures

    Greenleaf, J. E.; Kruk, B.; Nazar, K.; Falecka-Wieczorek, I.; Kaciuba-Uscilko, H.

    1995-01-01

    Intravenous glucose infusion into ambulatory dogs results in attenuation of exercise-induced increase of both rectal and thigh muscle temperatures. That glucose (Glu) infusion attenuates excessive increase in body temperature from restricted activity during confinement deconditioning. Intravenous glucose infusion attenuates the rise in exercise core temperature in deconditioned dogs by a yet undefined mechanism.

  19. Bomba de infusão de insulina em diabetes melito tipo 1 Insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus

    Raphael Del Roio Liberatore Jr.; Durval Damiani

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Rever a experiência com a utilização da bomba de infusão de insulina em crianças e adolescentes, a fim de orientar o pediatra quanto às suas indicações e complicações. FONTE DOS DADOS : Foi realizada revisão sistemática de artigos publicados em literatura que abordassem a utilização da bomba de infusão de insulina, suas indicações, complicações e resposta ao tratamento. Dessa forma, todos os artigos publicados entre 1995 e 2005 foram resgatados através do levantamento em banco de da...

  20. Estimation of prehepatic insulin secretion: comparison between standardized C-peptide and insulin kinetic models

    Tura, Andrea; Pacini, Giovanni; Kautzky-Willer, Alexandra; Gastaldelli, Amalia; De-Fronzo, Ralph; Ferrannini, Ele; Mari, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    Our aim was to compare traditional C-peptide-based method and insulin-based method with standardized kinetic parameters in the estimation of prehepatic insulin secretion rate (ISR). One-hundred thirty-four subjects with varying degrees of glucose tolerance received an insulin-modified intravenous glucose tolerance test and a standard oral glucose tolerance test with measurement of plasma insulin and C-peptide. From the intravenous glucose tolerance test, we determined insulin kinetics paramet...

  1. Diagnosis of coronary artery disease by thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy with intravenous infusion of SUNY4001 (adenosine) in effort angina pectoris. The clinical trial report at multi-center. Phase II

    Forty-four patients with effort angina pectoris were evaluated with SUNY4001 (adenosine) thallium-201 (201Tl) myocardial scintigraphy to detect coronary artery disease. These patients had single-vessel disease (?American Heart Association (AHA) 90% stenosis) in either right coronary artery (RCA) or left anterior descending (LAD). Adenosine was infused at the rate of 120 or 140 ?g/kg/min for six minutes. One hundred eleven MBq of 201Tl was injected after three minutes of the start of the infusion. The early and delayed images were obtained by SPECT imaging. The sensitivity was 94.7% at 120 ?g/kg/min and 84.2% at 140 ?g/kg/min. Adenosine 201Tl myocardial scintigraphy showed high accuracy for detecting significant coronary artery disease. Adverse reactions occurred in 77.3% of the patients. Regarding the rates of the adverse reactions, there was no significant difference between 120 and 140 ?g/kg/min. Major adverse reactions were Chest pain/discomfort (52.3%) and Flushing/Feeling of warmth (27.3%). No serious complication was observed at any infusion rate. Most of adverse reactions disappeared shortly. Only two patients required treatment for moderate chest pain, which, however, disappeared in several minutes. One of the treatments was merely the termination of adenosine infusion, and the other was sublingual spray of nitroglycerin. Adenosine infusion caused slight decrease in blood pressure and increase in heart rate. The hemodynamic changes resolved within several minutes after the adenosine infusion. Decrease in systolic blood pressure of more than 20 mmHg from the base level occurred in 26.1% and 52.4% at 120 and 140 ?g/kg/min infusion rate respectively. Therefore, the adenosine infusion at 120 ?g/kg/min should be considered safe and useful for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease by pharmacologic stress imaging. (author)

  2. Quality of life in Danish children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion or multiple daily injections

    Birkebæk, Niels; Kristensen, Lene Juel; Mose, Anne; Thastum, Mikael

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: The aims of the study were to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a National Danish population of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) treated with either continuous subcutaneous insulin injection (CSII) or multiple daily insulin injections (MDI), and to...... more than one year) and 405 with MDI (238 for more than one year). Participants and their parents completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Diabetes and Generic Module. HbA1c was analyzed centrally. RESULTS: Parents reported children and adolescents on CSII for more than one year to have less...... investigate whether HRQoL assessments were influenced by treatment duration. METHODS: Participants were recruited through the Danish Registry for Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence. A total of 700 children and adolescents (360 girls), 8-17 years, were included. Of these, 295 were treated with CSII (160 for...

  3. Acute Metabolic Effects of Exenatide in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes With and Without Residual Insulin to Oral and Intravenous Glucose Challenges

    Ghazi, Tara; Rink, Linda; Sherr, Jennifer L; Herold, Kevan C.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone that is released from the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment with GLP-1 analogs has proven to be of clinical use for patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with residual β-cell function, may also respond to treatment, but the acute metabolic effects of GLP-1 analogs on these patients in reaction to both oral and intravenous glucose challenges are not well understood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND M...

  4. An audit of hospital based outpatient infusions and a pilot program of community-based monoclonal antibody infusions.

    Doran, J-P

    2012-02-01

    INTRODUCTION: Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody to tumour necrosis factor alpha, is administered as an intravenous infusion requiring a costly hospital day case or inpatient admission. METHODS: An audit of all current therapies given by intravenous infusions in an outpatient setting in St Vincent\\'s University Hospital (SVUH) was undertaken. Furthermore, in conjunction with TCP homecare, we established in a general practise health clinic, the first Irish community infusion centre for the administration of infliximab in August 2006. RESULTS: All outpatient departments indicated that they would favour a centralized hospital infusion unit. There were no adverse events and the mean global satisfaction improved in the community infliximab infusion pilot programme of seven patients. CONCLUSION: This study suggests efficiencies in providing centralized infusion facilities, while the community based infusion of infliximab is feasible and safe in this small cohort and identifies the community infusion unit as a viable and cost efficient alternative for administration of infliximab.

  5. Pulsatile versus continuous intravenous administration of growth hormone (GH) in GH-deficient patients: effects on circulating insulin-like growth factor-I and metabolic indices

    Jrgensen, J O; Mller, N; Lauritzen, Torsten; Christiansen, J S

    1990-01-01

    The episodic and pulsatile nature of GH secretion in normal man is well established. Studies in hypophysectomized rats have indicated that pulsatile administration of GH is superior to continuous infusion in promoting growth, but similar studies have not yet been conducted in human subjects. We...... compared three different iv GH administration schedules in six GH-deficient patients. They were hospitalized three times for 44 h on three occasions, separated by at least 4 weeks without GH treatment. On each occasion they received 2 IU GH, administered iv as either 1) two boluses (at 2000 and 0200 h), 2...... during the second night of each study. Almost identical fluctuations were recorded in lipid intermediates in the three studies, with nightly elevations being more pronounced on the first night. Alanine and lactate exhibited nearly identical patterns in the three studies and were characterized by low...

  6. The diagnostic value for ischemic heart disease of thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy by intravenous infusion of SUNY4001 (adenosine). The report of clinical trial at multi-center. Phase III

    With two hundreds and seven patients unable to exercise adequately, the diagnostic accuracy and adverse reaction of 201Tl myocardial scintigraphy with the pharmacologic stress by SUNY4001 (adenosine) infusion were studied. Adenosine was infused for six minutes at the rate of 120 ?g/kg/min, and then 201Tl was injected after three minutes from the start of infusion. The early and delayed images were obtained by SPECT imaging. According to angiography, ?American Heart Association (AHA) 90% stenosis was defined as significant. The sensitivity of detecting coronary artery disease was 87.1% and the specificity was 46.0%. Adverse reactions occurred in 66.7% of the patients, most of which disappeared shortly with no need for treatment. Major adverse reactions were chest pain/discomfort (30.4%), flushing/feeling of warmth (22.4%) and blood pressure decrease (17.4%). Adenosine infusion caused slight decrease in blood pressure and increase in heart rate. These hemodynamic changes were resolved within several minutes from the termination of adenosine infusion. We concluded that adenosine-201Tl imaging is safe and useful to detect coronary artery disease in patients unable to exercise adequately. (author)

  7. Comparison of glucose-insulin-thallium-201 infusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), stress-redistribution-reinjection thallium-201 SPECT and low dose dobutamine echocardiography for prediction of reversible dysfunction

    The usefulness of glucose-insulin-thallium-201 (GI-Tl) infusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in predicting reversible dysfunction has not been evaluated, so the present study recruited 20 patients with regional ischemic dysfunction for investigation. All patients underwent GI-Tl SPECT, post-stress Tl reinjection imaging and low dose dobutamine echocardiography. The diagnostic accuracy of these 3 techniques in predicting functional recovery was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. In segments with functional recovery, regional Tl activities of GI-Tl SPECT were significantly higher than those of reinjection imaging (p<0.05), although there were no significant differences in segments without recovery. The area under the ROC curve for GI-Tl SPECT (0.75±0.06) was greater than that for reinjection imaging (0.68±0.07). The optimal cutoff values to identify viable myocardium were considered to be 55% of peak activity for GI-Tl SPECT and 50% for reinjection imaging. At this cutoff point, the sensitivity and specificity for detection of functional recovery were, respectively, 85% and 61% for GI-Tl SPECT, and 73% and 61% for reinjection imaging. Dobutamine echocardiography had the same sensitivity (85%), but lower specificity (48%) than GI-Tl SPECT. Continuous infusion of GI-Tl solution enhances regional Tl uptake compared with conventional post-stress reinjection imaging. This study suggests that GI-Tl SPECT is superior to reinjection imaging and dobutamine echocardiography in predicting functional recovery after ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. (author)

  8. Studies on the distribution of radioactivity in the organism during constant intravenous infusion of tracer amino acids and on the calculation of the rate of tissue protein synthesis in rats

    Male wistar rats (100 p body weight) were infused into the tail vein with 14C-leucine and 14C-lysine simultaneously for 0.5; 1.0; 2.0; 3.0; 4.5; 6.0 and 7.0 hours. At the end of the infusion the specific radioactivity was determined of the free leucine and lysine in the blood plasma, liver, M. gastrocnemius, small intestine, and colon as well as of the protein-bound leucine and lysine. In all the tissues tested the specific radioactivity of the free amino acids attained a plateau during the 6-hour and 7-hour infusions. The rate constants for the increase were calculated for each organ tested. The two amino acids used are suitable for calculating the fractional rate of protein synthesis in tissues. The values of the fractional rate of protein synthesis calculated on the basis of the 6-hour and 7-hour infusions were: 54+-7.7%/day for the liver, 9.4+-1.2%/day for the muscles, 89+-12.2%/day for the small intestine, and 42+-5.9%/day for the colon. The simultaneous application of two tracer amino acids is recommendable for estimating the precursor pool of the protein synthesis and the more accurate calculation of the rate of protein synthesis. (author)

  9. Inhaled insulin: overview of a novel route of insulin administration

    Lucy D Mastrandrea

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Lucy D MastrandreaDepartment of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USAAbstract: Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by inadequate insulin secretion with resulting hyperglycemia. Diabetes complications include both microvascular and macrovascular disease, both of which are affected by optimal diabetes control. Many individuals with diabetes rely on subcutaneous insulin administration by injection or continuous infusion to control glucose levels. Novel routes of insulin administration are an area of interest in the diabetes field, given that insulin injection therapy is burdensome for many patients. This review will discuss pulmonary delivery of insulin via inhalation. The safety of inhaled insulin as well as the efficacy in comparison to subcutaneous insulin in the various populations with diabetes are covered. In addition, the experience and pitfalls that face the development and marketing of inhaled insulin are discussed.Keywords: glycemic control, hemoglobin A1c, inhalation, insulin, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes

  10. Efeitos cardiorrespiratórios e analgésicos da cetamina por via epidural, por infusão intravenosa contínua ou pela associação de ambas, em cães submetidos à osteossíntese de fêmur Cardiorespiratory and analgesic effects of ketamine via epidural route, intravenous continuous infusion or association of both, in dogs submitted to femoral osteosynthesis

    Adriano Bonfim Carregaro

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A cetamina tem demonstrado efeito analgésico em doses subanestésicas, além da manutenção da estabilidade dos parâmetros fisiológicos. O estudo objetivou avaliar os efeitos cardiorrespiratórios e a analgesia pós-operatória da cetamina administrada por via epidural, por infusão intravenosa contínua ou pela associação de ambas, em cães submetidos à osteossíntese de fêmur. Foram utilizadas 25 cadelas, hígidas, distribuídas aleatoriamente em quatro grupos: CEP (2mg kg-1 de cetamina associada à lidocaína 2% via epidural, CIV (lidocaína 2% via epidural e 1mg kg-1 de cetamina IV seguido de infusão contínua IV com 100µg kg min-1 da mesma, CIVEP (2mg kg-1 de cetamina associada à lidocaína 2% via epidural e 1mg kg-1 de cetamina IV, seguido de infusão contínua IV com 100µg kg min-1 e CON (anestesia epidural com lidocaína 2%. Avaliaram-se FC, f, PAS, PAM, PAD, T°C, tempo de bloqueio motor e analgesia pós-operatória por meio de escala analógica visual. Houve elevação da FC no CIV e diminuição desse parâmetro no CEP. As pressões arteriais mantiveram-se dentro dos valores fisiológicos e não foram observadas diferenças na f e T°C. O tempo de duração do bloqueio anestésico foi potencializado nos grupos que receberam cetamina epidural, diferindo significativamente em relação ao controle. O tempo para a analgesia resgate não diferiu entre os grupos. Conclui-se que a administração de cetamina pela via epidural, por infusão contínua intravenosa ou pela associação de ambas promoveu estabilidade cardiorrespiratória no período transcirúrgico, porém não foi capaz de prolongar a duração da analgesia pós-operatória em cães submetidos à osteossíntese de fêmur.Ketamine has demonstrated analgesic effects in subanesthetic doses, besides the maintenance of stability of physiological parameters. The study aimed to evaluate the cardiorespiratory effects and the post operative analgesia of ketamine via epidural route, intravenous continuous infusion or association of both, in dogs submitted to femoral osteosynthesis. Twenty-five healthy bitches were randomly assigned to four groups: CEP (2mg kg-1 of ketamine associated with lidocaine 2% via epidural route, CIV (lidocaine 2% via epidural route and 1mg kg-1 of ketamine IV, followed by IV continuous infusion of 100µg kg min-1 of ketamine, CIVEP (epidural anesthesia identical to CEP and ketamine infusion as in CIV and CON (epidural anesthesia with lidocaine 2%. HR, RR, SAP, MAP, DAP and T°C, sensitive blockade time and post operative analgesia measured with visual analog scale were evaluated. There was an increase in HR in CIV and decrease of this parameter in CEP. Arterial pressures kept within physiological values and differences in RR and T°C were not observed. The anesthetic blockade time was augmented in the groups which received epidural ketamine, differing significantly in relation to the control. The time for rescue analgesia did not differ between the groups. It can be concluded the administration of ketamine via epidural route, intravenous continuous infusion or the association of both promoted cardiorespiratory stability during the operative period; however, it was not able to extend the duration of post operative analgesia in dogs submitted to femoral osteosynthesis.

  11. Krypton 81m infusion studies. Chapter 18

    A technique is described to give a continuous, constant-rate, intravascular infusion of 81Krsup(m). Modifications of earlier generators included production of sodium-free 81Rb, the use of a solution of commercial sterile isotonic non-ionic 5% dextrose-in-water as an eluant, the incorporation of a constant-rate infusion pump, and the miniaturization of the generator column and catheter system. Results are presented of studies of 81Krsup(m) distribution in dogs, using both intravenous and intra-arterial infusion. (author)

  12. Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal-2 (BALTI-2) trial protocol: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled of intravenous infusion of salbutamol in the acute respiratory distress syndrome

    McCabe Chris; Lamb Sarah E; Gates Simon; Perkins Gavin D; Young Duncan; Gao Fang

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a common cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. Experimental studies suggest that treatment with beta agonists may be helpful in ARDS. The Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal (BALTI-2) is a multicentre, pragmatic, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial which aims to determine if sustained treatment with intravenous (IV) salbutamol will improve survival in ARDS. Methods/Design Patients fulfi...

  13. The effect of glucagon on infusion cholangiography

    An assessment has been made of the effects of glucagon on biliary tract opacification during intravenous cholangiography. Two series of infusion cholangiograms were obtained at two investigating centres designated A and B. In series A, 41 patients had ioglycamide infusions at a rate of 0.2833 g min-1 over 1 h. In series B, 31 patients had ioglycamide infusions at a rate of 0.3886 g min-1 over 30 min. Radiographs were taken in both series immediately at the end of the infusion, 10 min later and 30 min after the infusion. Two mg of intravenous glucagon was injected into alternate cases in both series A and B immediately after the first radiograph was taken at the completion of the ioglycamide infusion. Two observers in each series then assessed the radiographic opacification of the biliary system without prior knowledge of which patients had received the glucagon. Delineation of the biliary system was considered better in both series in those patients who received glucagon when compared with the controls. Gallbladder opacification was definitely increased in series A in those receiving glucagon, and a similar tendency was shown in series B. The amount of contrast in the upper intestine was increased in series A in the glucagon group, but not in series B. It is concluded that glucagon improves visualisation of the biliary tract, especially the gallbladder at infusion cholangiography. (author)

  14. Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for secondary recurrent miscarriage

    Christiansen, Ole Bjarne; Larsen, E. C.; Egerup, P.; Lunoee, L.; Egestad, L.; Nielsen, H. S.

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine whether infusions with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) during early pregnancy increase live birth rate in women with secondary recurrent miscarriage compared with placebo. DESIGN: A single-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary...

  15. Development of insulin delivery systems.

    Siddiqui, N I; Siddiqui, Ni; Rahman, S; Nessa, A

    2008-01-01

    Delivery system of insulin is vital for its acceptance and adherence to therapy for achieving the glycemic targets. Enormous developments have occurred in the delivery system of insulin during the last twenty years and each improvement was aimed at two common goals: patients convenience and better glycemic control. Till to date, the various insulin delivery systems are: syringes/vials, injection aids, jet injectors, transmucosal delivery, transdermal delivery, external insulin infusion pump, implantable insulin pumps, insulin pens and insulin inhalers. Syringe/vial is the oldest and conventional method, still widely used and relatively cheaper. Modern plastic syringes are disposable, light weight with microfine needle for patients convenience and comfort. Oral route could be the most acceptable and viable, if the barriers can be overcome and under extensive trial. Insulin pen device is an important milestone in the delivery system of insulin as it is convenient, discrete, painless, attractive, portable with flexible life style and improved quality of life. More than 80% of European diabetic patients are using insulin pen. Future digital pen will have better memory option, blood glucose monitoring system, insulin dose calculator etc. Insulin infusion pump is a good option for the children, busy patients with flexible lifestyle and those who want to avoid multiple daily injections. Pulmonary route of insulin delivery is a promising, effective, non-invasive and acceptable alternative method. Exubera, the world first insulin inhaler was approved by FDA in 28 January 2006. But due to certain limitations, it has been withdrawn from the market in October 2007. The main concern of inhaled insulin are: long term pulmonary safety issues, cost effectiveness and user friendly device. In future, more acceptable and cost effective insulin inhaler will be introduced. Newer avenues are under extensive trial for better future insulin delivery systems. PMID:18285745

  16. Effect of intravenous infusion of a soybean oil emulsion on plasma concentration of 15-Keto-13, 14-dihydro-prostaglandin F2α and ovarian function in cycling Holstein heifers

    Feeding of rumen-inert linoleic acid (dietary PGF2α precursor) may alter ovarian activity by augmenting PGF synthesis and stimulating energy balance. Six cycling Holstein heifers (mean body weight of 310 kg) received (IV) either 1 L of a 20% soybean oil emulsion (50% linoleic, 26% oleic, 10% palmitic, 9% linolenic and 3.5% stearic; 2 Mcal; n=3) or 1 L of physiological saline (n=3) over 4 h on days 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the oestrous cycle. Each heifer was challenged with 3 mg oestradiol (IV; day 15) and 100 units oxytocin (IV; day 16). Plasma progesterone (p4; days 7-oestrus), oestradiol (days 9-13) and PGFM (days 9-13, day 15 (-2 to 10 h after oestradiol) and day 16 (-1 to 2 h after oxytocin)) were determined. Pre-infusion concentrations of PGFM (pg/mL) were similar for treated (32.1±3.9) and saline (31.5±2.6) animals. After each infusion of Intralipid, plasma PGFM increased (P4 profiles (days 7-oestrus) were dissimilar (P3 mm as determined by ultrasound) per ovary (6.0 vs. 2.0; P<0.01), and accumulative follicular size per ovary (31.8 vs. 10.8 mm; P<0.01). Fatty acids (i.e. linoleic acid) can alter PGF secretion, luteal function and follicular dynamics during the oestrous cycle. (author). 28 refs, 6 figs, 1 tab

  17. Estudos hemodinâmicos e da função endotelial em porcas saudáveis após injeção em bolus endovenoso de azul de metileno Hemodynamic and vascular endothelium function studies in healthy pigs after intravenous bolus infusion of methylene blue

    Antonio Carlos Menardi

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Benefícios clínicos obtidos pelo azul de metileno (AM no tratamento da vasoplegia induzida pela ação do óxido nítrico (NO têm sido relatados na sepse, na síndrome da resposta inflamatória sistêmica (SIRS em cirurgia cardíaca e no choque anafilático, mas a sua segurança é muitas vezes questionada, principalmente relacionada aos seus efeitos hemodinâmicos e à possibilidade de causar disfunção endotelial. O objetivo deste estudo foi examinar os efeitos hemodinâmicos e a função endotelial da infusão endovenosa in vivo do AM em porcos. MÉTODOS: O protocolo de estudo incluiu dois grupos experimentais de porcas fêmeas: Grupo I (Controle - os animais (n = 6 não receberam AM; Grupo II (AM - os animais receberam 3 mg/kg de AM em forma de bolus endovenoso. Após quinze minutos de registro dos parâmetros hemodinâmicos os animais foram sacrificados por exsangüinação, e os estudos in vitro foram conduzidos usando segmentos de artérias coronária, hepática, mesentérica superior, renal, para determinar o efeito do AM na função endotelial relacionada com a liberação de NO. Mediu-se também o NO plasmático nos dois grupos experimentais. RESULTADOS: Os resultados obtidos no presente estudo foram: 1 a infusão endovenosa de AM (3,0 mg/kg não causou nenhuma alteração hemodinâmica significativa; 2 os valores absolutos e porcentuais e nitrito/nitrato plasmático (NOx não apresentaram diferenças nos dois grupos experimentais; 3 o estudo in vitro dos segmentos arteriais (coronária, hepática, renal e mesentérica superior não apresentou disfunção endotelial nos dois grupos. Os resultados sugerem que a injeção endovenosa de AM é segura. Esse dado concorda com dados clínicos no qual o AM foi utilizado para tratar a síndrome vasoplégica após circulação extracorpórea, síndrome da resposta infamatória sistêmica (SIRS e anafilaxia. Os resultados não foram inesperados porque os animais não apresentavam vasoplegia, não se esperando que a inibição da guanilatociclase tenha algum efeito. CONCLUSÃO: A infusão em bolus endovenoso in vivo na dose investigada (3 mg/kg não causou alterações hemodinâmicas e comprometimento da liberação in vitro de NO.OBJECTIVE: Clinical benefit of methylene blue (MB treating NO-induced vasoplegia has been reported in sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS in cardiac surgery and anaphylactic shock, but its safety is sometimes questioned, mainly regarding its hemodynamic effects and the possibility of causing endothelium dysfunction. To examine the nitric oxide plasma levels and cardiovascular effects of the infusion of MB in vivo and its effects on endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent in vitro vascular relaxation. METHODS: The study protocol included two experimental groups of female pigs: Group I (Control - the animals (n=6 did not receive MB; Group II (MB - the animals received 3 mg/kg of MB intravenous bolus infusion. After fifteen minutes of hemodynamic parameter recording the animals were sacrificed by exsanguination, and in vitro studies were conducted using segments of coronary, hepatic, superior mesenteric and renal arteries, to determine the effect of MB on the arterial endothelium function with regard to NO release. Nitric oxide plasma levels (NOx were measured in each of the experimental groups. RESULTS: The results obtained in the present investigation were: 1 intravenous infusion of MB (3.0 mg/kg caused no hemodynamic changes; 2 absolute and percent plasma NOx values did not differ between the experimental groups; and 3 in vitro study of vascular relaxation showed no significant difference between groups. These results show that MB intravenous infusion seems to be safe. This finding agrees with data from clinical experiments where MB was used to treat vasoplegic syndrome after cardiopulmonary bypass, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS and anaphylaxis. These results were not unexpected because, as in healthy subjects, hemodynamics is only fine tuned and not fully under NO control; therefore, MB inhibiting guanylyl cyclase is not expected to do anything. CONCLUSION: Intravenous use of MB, at the investigated dose, did not cause any abnormal hemodynamic responses or impairment of endothelium-dependent relaxation.

  18. In vivo characterization of insulin uptake by dog renal cortical epithelium

    In vivo 125I-labeled insulin uptake by dog renal tubular epithelium was studied using the single-pass multiple indicator dilution (MID) method and analyzed by a computer-assisted model of transcapillary exchange and substrate-cell interaction. Anesthetized dogs received an intrarenal arterial bolus of multiple tracers: [3H]dextran greater than 70 kDa (plasma reference), [14C]inulin (extracellular reference), and 125I-insulin. Rapid serial sampling of the renal venous and urine outflows was performed. The renal venous outflow curves of 125I-insulin fell below [14C]inulin implying postglomerular extraction and antiluminal membrane (ALM) uptake. The fractional urine recovery of 125I-insulin was less than 0.03, indicating luminal tubular uptake of filtered hormone. After intravenous infusion of unlabeled insulin, repeat MID runs with tracer revealed saturable ALM uptake as evidenced by the 125I-insulin renal venous outflow curves approaching [14C]inulin. Luminal tubular uptake was unchanged and therefore unsaturable. The 125I-insulin renal venous data were studied using three mathematical models, incorporating postglomerular reversible binding, irreversible binding or transport. The best fit was obtained using the transport model. The modeling analysis is consistent with either uptake into a virtual epithelial membrane space (i.e., insulin never enters the cell but binds to or is distributed along the ALM) or insulin actually enters the intracellular compartment. In vivo uptake of 125I-insulin ALM is characterized by a Km of 15.44 nM

  19. Clinical application of insulin pumps in the management of insulin dependent diabetes.

    Greene, S. A.; Smith, M.A.; Baum, J. D.

    1983-01-01

    Seven volunteers aged 12.0 to 17.9 years participated in a trial to compare conventional insulin treatment with continuous open loop (pump) insulin infusion. After 6 weeks of conventional treatment followed by 6 weeks of insulin pump treatment, 4 children chose to manage their diabetes permanently by means of the insulin pump. The mean blood glucose concentration (based on home blood glucose monitoring) while on conventional insulin treatment showed no appreciable change during the 6 weeks' t...

  20. Insulin Requirements in Relation to Insulin Pump Indications in Type 1 Diabetes

    Gabriela GHIMPE?EANU; Silvia ?. IANCU; ROMAN, GABRIELA; Anca M. ALIONESCU

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the current research was to assess changes in daily insulin requirements in type 1 diabetic patients transitioning from multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) using an external insulin pump, according to clinical indications for changing therapy. The charts of 70 patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) initiating insulin pump therapy were retrospectively reviewed before CSII and after optimization of glycaemic profile with CSII...

  1. Subcutaneous versus intravenous immunoglobulin in multifocal motor neuropathy

    Harbo, T; Andersen, Henning; Hess, A; Hansen, K; Sindrup, S H; Jakobsen, Johannes K.

    2009-01-01

    Background and purpose: For treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), we hypothesized that (i) infusion of equivalent dosages of subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG) is as effective as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and that (ii) subcutaneous infusion at home is associated with a better...... at the injection sites for a few weeks. All other adverse effects during SCIG were mild and transient. No differences between treatments of health-related quality of life occurred. Conclusion: In MMN, short-term subcutaneous infusion of immunoglobulin is feasible, safe and as effective as intravenous...

  2. Insulin facilitates transport of macromolecules and nutrients to muscles

    Christensen, N J; Hilsted, J

    We previously showed that intravenous insulin increased plasma noradrenaline during euglycemia and without concomitant changes in plasma adrenaline. Insulin decreased plasma volume and increased the fractional escape rate of albumin from plasma. In normal subjects, oral glucose increased heart ra...

  3. Increased Clearance and Degradation of [3H]Insulin in Streptozotocin Diabetic Rats: ROLE OF THE INSULIN-RECEPTOR COMPARTMENT

    Philippe, Jacques; Halban, Philippe A.; Gjinovci, Asllan; Duckworth, William C.; Estreicher, Jurek; Renold, Albert E.

    1981-01-01

    The role of the insulin-receptor compartment in the pharmacokinetics of intravenously injected insulin in rats was studied. Since streptozotocin-diabetes in rats results in increased insulin binding to tissues in vitro, insulin pharmacokinetics in streptozotocin-diabetic rats were compared to controls, using semisynthetic [3H]insulin as the tracer. The initial distribution volume for [3H]insulin was elevated by 60% in diabetic rats. By contrast, no difference in initial distribution volume fo...

  4. Review of pharmacokinetic models for target controlled infusions in anesthesia

    Subash Kennedy Sivasubramaniam

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous injection of anesthetic drugs dates back to the 17th Century when opium and chloral hydrate have been injected intravenously. It was not until the 1930s intravenous anesthesia became popular with the invention of barbiturates.Early intravenous anesthetic agents such as barbiturates were ideal for induction of anesthesia, but not suitable for maintenance of anesthesia. Most of these drugs accumulated significantly with increasing durations of infusion and also resulted in cardiorespiratory depression. The invention of propofol and shorter acting opioid analgesics such as remifentanil and alfentanil have revolutionized intravenous anesthesia. The rapid onset and offset of these drugs lends itself to being suitable agents for maintenance of anesthesia over prolonged periods of time. Detailed understanding of the pharmacokinetics of propofol and remifentanil, combined with technological advances in intravenous pumps capable of accurate delivery of drugs have resulted in great development of the field of total intravenous anesthesia and target controlled infusions. I would like to discuss, in this article, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic models behind these intravenous infusion pumps. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(3.000: 417-423

  5. Adenosine reversal of in vivo hepatic responsiveness to insulin.

    McLane, M P; Black, P R; Law, W R; Raymond, R M

    1990-01-01

    Modulation by adenosine of hepatic responsiveness to insulin was investigated in vivo in 10 healthy mongrel dogs of both sexes by determining net hepatic glucose output (NHGO) in response to insulin during the presence or absence of exogenous adenosine infusion. In addition, two separate series of experiments were performed to study the effect of adenosine (n = 7) or glucagon (n = 5) on NHGO. Basal NHGO, quantitated via the Fick principle, was significantly decreased by insulin infusion (4 U/min; 4.8 +/- 0.6 vs. -1.7 +/- 2.6 mg.kg-1.min-1, P less than 0.05). The addition of an intrahepatic arterial infusion of adenosine (10 mumol/min) during insulin infusion caused glucose output to return to basal levels (insulin, -1.7 +/- 2.6 mg.kg-1.min-1; insulin + adenosine, 3.8 +/- 1.6 mg.kg-1.min-1, P less than 0.05). The addition of intrahepatic arterial saline (control) during insulin infusion had no effect on insulin's action (insulin, -1.0 +/- 1.9 mg.kg-1.min-1; insulin + saline, -1.2 +/- 1.6 mg.kg-1.min-1, P greater than 0.05). Hepatic glucose, lactate, and oxygen deliveries were not affected during either insulin or insulin plus adenosine infusion. Intrahepatic arterial infusion of adenosine alone had no effect on NHGO, whereas intrahepatic arterial infusion of glucagon alone stimulated glucose output approximately fivefold (basal, 2.7 +/- 0.4 mg.kg-1.min-1; glucagon, 15.5 +/- 1.2 mg.kg-1.min-1, P less than 0.01). These results show that adenosine completely reversed the inhibition by insulin of NHGO. These data suggest that adenosine may act as a modulator of insulin action on the liver. PMID:2210062

  6. Kinetic models for plasma disappearance of insulin in normal subjects

    Thorsteinsson, B; Fugleberg, S; Feldt-Rasmussen, B; Binder, C

    1985-01-01

    Three theoretical kinetic models for plasma disappearance of insulin were examined in six normal men. The models allowed for the existence of non-saturable and/or saturable mechanisms. Constant infusion of porcine insulin at different rates was used to achieve different levels of steady state...... plasma insulin concentrations, while normoglycaemia was secured by a glucose clamp technique. Appropriate validation procedures demonstrated that one of the three models was superior to the others in describing the relationship between the exogenous insulin infusion rate Iex and the steady state plasma...... insulin is higher than insulin clearance estimates previously reported in studies based on the assumption of first order kinetics....

  7. Adverse Reaction Following Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients

    J. Ghaffari, M.D.+

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstractBackground and Purpose: Intravenous immunoglobulin is used for primary immunodeficiency disorders. There have been some reports that intravenous immunoglobulin causes side effects. The aim of this study was to investigate intravenous immunoglobulin side effects in immunodeficiency patients.Materials and Methods: The study utilized the data of 29 primary immunodeficiency patients that were referred to allergy and immunology department in Medical Children Center in Tehran. 29 patients having completed record data files in the hospital, were the subjects of this study.Results: Of 29 immune deficiency patients (aged 15 months to 55 years, they were 19 Males (65/51% and 10(34/48% Females. Prevalence of disorders include common variable immunodeficiency 16(55/17%, Bruton disease 8(27/58%, hyper IgM 4 (13/79% and severe combind immunodeficiency 1 (3/44%. Based on the recorded data, the duration of infusion has been 5 months to 15 years. 15 patients had reported side effects (51/72%. 34 infusions from the total of 1,626 infusions accompanied with side effects (2/09%. Most side effects were occurred during 30 minutes onset of infusion and most were caused by rapid infusion. Most side effects were mild reactions (fever, chills and .Conclusion: Intravenous immunoglobulin is a rather safe drug with mild side effects. With an appropriate technique and proper infusion, these side effects can be reduced.

  8. A simplified intravenous glucose loading protocol for fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose cardiac single-photon emission tomography

    In a population of 209 patients undergoing dual-isotope single acquisition (DISA) FDG/sestamibi (MIBI) SPET, we describe the improvements in both image quality and time efficiency using a new short, simple glucose/insulin/potassium (GIK) infusion protocol prior to FDG injection as compared to a conventional oral glucose loading protocol. DISA FDG/MIBI SPET scans were performed in 111 nondiabetic patients after oral loading with 50 g of glucose (group 1). Ninety-eight consecutive nondiabetic patients were subsequently scanned following preparation with a fixed-concentration GIK infusion administered at a standardized rate (group 2). A three-point grading scale was used to assess image quality. The time to FDG injection following glucose administration was significantly shorter for the group 2 patients (39.915.6 min; range 20-105 min) than for the group 1 patients (99.530.3 min; range 56-270 min) (P<0.0001), representing a 1-h decrease in patient preparation time. More of the group 1 patients (n=30; 27%) required supplemental intravenous boluses of regular insulin than did the group 2 patients (n=13; 13%) (P<0.02). There were more excellent and good quality graded images using the GIK method (group 2) than the more traditional oral loading protocol (group 1) (P<0.02). Nine of 111 scans (8%) in group 1 were uninterpretable, whereas only one of 98 scans (1%) in group 2 was uninterpretable. Standardized infusion of a fixed concentration of GIK prior to FDG administration and continued during myocardial FDG uptake is an effective yet simple method of obtaining consistently good to excellent quality FDG SPET cardiac scans. It is preferable to conventional oral glucose loading due to decreased patient preparation time and improved image quality. The technique is safe and should improve both the clinical use and the cost-effectiveness of FDG SPET imaging for the identification of injured but viable myocardium. (orig.)

  9. Intravenous lidocaine for fibromyalgia syndrome: an open trial.

    Schafranski, Marcelo Derbli; Malucelli, Tiago; Machado, Fabíola; Takeshi, Hélcio; Kaiber, Flávia; Schmidt, Carolina; Harth, Fabielle

    2009-07-01

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain. In this study, we investigated the effect of intravenous infusions of lidocaine in pain and quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia. Twenty-three consecutive patients were included in the study, which consisted on five sequential intravenous 2% lidocaine infusions with rising dosages (2-5 mg/kg, days 1-5). Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Health Assessment Questionnaire, and a visual analog scale (VAS) for pain were applied before the first lidocaine infusion, immediately after the fifth infusion and 30 days after the fifth infusion. A significant improvement was observed in the FIQ scores after the fifth infusion (73.52 +/- 16.56 vs 63.29 +/- 21.21, p = 0.02), which was maintained after 30 days (73.52 +/- 16.56 vs 63.85 +/- 24.59, p = 0.04). Similar results were seen concerning the VAS: 8.19 +/- 1.76 vs 6.84 +/- 2.44, p = 0.01 and 8.19 +/- 1.76 vs 7.17 +/- 2.35, p = 0.05, respectively. Intravenous lidocaine infusions are safe and effective in the management of fibromyalgia. PMID:19263182

  10. Insulin therapies: Current and future trends at dawn

    Subhashini Yaturu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Insulin is a key player in the control of hyperglycemia for type 1 diabetes patients and selective individuals in patients of type 2 diabetes. Insulin delivery systems that are currently available for the administration of insulin include insulin syringes, insulin infusion pumps, jet injectors and pens. The traditional and most predictable method for the administration of insulin is by subcutaneous injections. The major drawback of current forms of insulin therapy is their invasive nature. To decrease the suffering, the use of supersonic injectors, infusion pumps, sharp needles and pens has been adopted. Such invasive and intensive techniques have spurred the search for alternative, more acceptable methods for administering insulin. Several non-invasive approaches for insulin delivery are being pursued. The newer methods explored include the artificial pancreas with closed-loop system, transdermal insulin, and buccal, oral and pulmonary routes. This review focuses on the new concepts that are being explored for use in future.

  11. Short communication: Acute but transient increase in serum insulin reduces messenger RNA expression of hepatic enzymes associated with progesterone catabolism in dairy cows.

    Vieira, F V R; Cooke, R F; Aboin, A C; Lima, P; Vasconcelos, J L M

    2013-02-01

    The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of glucose infusion on serum concentrations of glucose, insulin, and progesterone (P4), as well as mRNA expression of hepatic CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 in nonlactating, ovariectomized cows in adequate nutritional status. Eight Gir × Holstein cows were maintained on a low-quality Brachiaria brizantha pasture with reduced forage availability, but they individually received, on average, 3 kg/cow daily (as fed) of a corn-based concentrate from d -28 to 0 of the experiment. All cows had an intravaginal P4-releasing device inserted on d -14, which remained in cows until the end of the experiment (d 1). On d 0, cows were randomly assigned to receive, in a crossover design containing 2 periods of 24h each (d 0 and 1), (1) an intravenous glucose infusion (GLUC; 0.5 g of glucose/kg of BW, over a 3-h period) or (2) an intravenous saline infusion (SAL; 0.9%, over a 3-h period). Cows were fasted for 12h before infusions, and they remained fasted during infusion and sample collections. Blood samples were collected at 0, 3, and 6h relative to the beginning of infusions. Liver biopsies were performed concurrently with blood collections at 0 and 3h. After the last blood collection of period 1, cows received concentrate and returned to pasture. Cows gained BW (16.5 ± 3.6 kg) and BCS (0.08 ± 0.06) from d -28 to 0. Cows receiving GLUC had greater serum glucose and insulin concentrations at 3h compared with SAL cohorts. No treatment effects were detected for serum P4 concentrations, although mRNA expression of CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 after the infusion period was reduced for cows in the GLUC treatment compared with their cohorts in the SAL treatment. In conclusion, hepatic CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 mRNA expression can be promptly modulated by glucose infusion followed by acute increases in circulating insulin, which provides novel insight into the physiological mechanisms associating nutrition and reproductive function in dairy cows. PMID:23245955

  12. Inhaled insulin: overview of a novel route of insulin administration

    Mastrandrea, Lucy D.

    2010-01-01

    Lucy D MastrandreaDepartment of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USAAbstract: Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by inadequate insulin secretion with resulting hyperglycemia. Diabetes complications include both microvascular and macrovascular disease, both of which are affected by optimal diabetes control. Many individuals with diabetes rely on subcutaneous insulin administration by injection or continuous infusion to contro...

  13. Pressão arterial, respostas metabólicas e autonômicas à insulina e infusão de intralipid® em pacientes chagásicos Presión arterial, respuestas metabólicas y autonómicas a la insulina e infusión de intralipid® en pacientes chagásicos Blood pressure, metabolic and autonomic responses to insulin and intralipid® infusion in chagasic patients

    Claudia Cristina Soares Silva

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Infusão de intralipid e heparina resulta em aumento da pressão arterial e também em anormalidades autonômicas em indivíduos normais e hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a sensibilidade a insulina e o impacto da infusão de intralipid e de heparina (ILH sobre a resposta hemodinâmica, metabólica e autonômica em pacientes com a forma indeterminada da doença de Chagas. MÉTODOS: Doze pacientes com a forma indeterminada da doença de Chagas e 12 voluntários saudáveis foram avaliados. RESULTADOS: A pressão arterial basal e a frequência cardíaca foram semelhantes nos dois grupos. Os níveis plasmáticos de noradrenalina encontravam-se ligeiramente aumentados no grupo de pacientes chagásicos. Após o Teste de Tolerância a Insulina (TTI, houve um declínio significativo na glicose dos dois grupos. A Infusão de ILH resultou em aumento da pressão arterial em ambos os grupos, mas não houve nenhuma mudança significativa na noradrenalina plasmática. O componente de Baixa Frequência (BF mostrou-se semelhante e aumentou de forma semelhante em ambos os grupos. O componente de Alta Frequência (AF apresentou-se menor no grupo chagásico. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes com forma indeterminada da doença de Chagas apresentaram aumento da atividade simpática no momento basal e uma resposta inadequada à insulina. Eles também tiveram um menor componente de alta frequência e sensibilidade barorreflexa prejudicada no momento basal e durante a infusão de intralipid e heparina.FUNDAMENTO: La Infusión de intralipid® y de heparina trae como resultado un aumento de la presión arterial y también de las anormalidades autonómicas en los individuos normales e hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la sensibilidad a la insulina y el impacto de la infusión de intralipid® y de heparina (ILH sobre la respuesta hemodinámica, metabólica y autonómica en pacientes con la forma indefinida de la Enfermedad de Chagas. MÉTODOS: Fueron evaluados doce pacientes con la forma indefinida de la Enfermedad de Chagas y 12 voluntarios sanos. RESULTADOS: La presión arterial basal y la frecuencia cardíaca fueron similares en los dos grupos. Los niveles plasmáticos de noradrenalina estaban ligeramente más elevados en el grupo de pacientes chagásicos. Después del Test de Tolerancia a la Insulina (TTI, se produjo una ostensible disminución en la glucosa de los dos grupos. La Infusión de ILH trajo como consecuencia el aumento de la presión arterial en ambos grupos, pero no hubo ningún cambio significativo en la noradrenalina plasmática. El componente de Baja Frecuencia (BF, fue similar y aumentó de forma parecida en ambos grupos. El componente de Alta Frecuencia (AF se presentó con un menor nivel en el grupo chagásico. CONCLUSIONES: Los pacientes con una forma indeterminada de la Enfermedad de Chagas, presentaron un aumento en la actividad simpática al momento basal y una respuesta inadecuada a la insulina. También tuvieron un menor componente de alta frecuencia y de sensibilidad barorrefleja, que fue perjudicado en el momento basal y durante la infusión de intralipid® y heparina.BACKGROUND: Intralipid and heparin infusion results in increased blood pressure and autonomic abnormalities in normal and hypertensive individuals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate insulin sensitivity and the impact of Intralipid and heparin (ILH infusion on hemodynamic, metabolic, and autonomic response in patients with the indeterminate form of Chagas' disease. METHODS: Twelve patients with the indeterminate form of Chagas' disease and 12 healthy volunteers were evaluated. RESULTS: Baseline blood pressure and heart rate were similar in both groups. Plasma noradrenaline levels were slightly increased in the Chagas' group. After insulin tolerance testing (ITT, a significant decline was noted in glucose in both groups. ILH infusion resulted in increased blood pressure in both groups, but there was no significant change in plasma noradrenaline. The low-frequency component (LF was similar and similarly increased in both groups. The high-frequency component (HF was lower in the Chagas' group. CONCLUSION: Patients with the indeterminate form of Chagas' disease had increased sympathetic activity at baseline and impaired response to insulin. They also had a lower high-frequency component and impaired baroreflex sensitivity at baseline and during Intralipid and heparin infusion.

  14. Infusão intravenosa de vasopressina causa efeitos cardiovasculares adversos dose-dependentes em cães anestesiados Infusión intravenosa de vasopresina causa efectos cardiovasculares adversos dependientes de la dosis en canes anestesiados Vasopressin intravenous infusion causes dose dependent adverse cardiovascular effects in anesthetized dogs

    Luiz Cláudio Martins

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A arginina-vasopressina (AVP tem sido amplamente utilizada no tratamento do choque vasodilatador. Entretanto, há muitas questões relativas ao seu uso clínico, especialmente em altas doses, pois sua utilização pode estar associada a efeitos cardíacos adversos. OBJETIVO: Investigar os efeitos cardiovasculares da AVP em infusão IV contínua nos parâmetros hemodinâmicos em cães. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis cães saudáveis sem raça definida, anestesiados com pentobarbital, receberam um cateter intravascular e foram aleatoriamente designados para dois grupos: controle (solução salina - placebo; n=8 e AVP (n=8. O grupo do estudo recebeu infusão de AVP por três períodos consecutivos de 10 minutos a doses logaritmicamente progressivas (0,01; 0,1 e 1,0 U/kg/min, a intervalos de 20 minutos. A frequência cardíaca (HR e as pressões intravasculares foram continuamente registradas. O debito cardíaco foi medido através do método de termodiluição. RESULTADOS: Nenhum efeito hemodinâmico significante foi observado durante a infusão de 0,01 U/kg/min de AVP, mas com as doses mais altas, de 0,1 e 1,0U/kg/min, houve um aumento progressivo na pressão arterial média (PAM e índice de resistência vascular sistêmica (IRVS, com significante diminuição na frequência cardíaca (FC e índice cardíaco (IC. Com a dose de 1,0 U/kg/min, também foi observado um aumento significante no índice de resistência vascular pulmonar (IRVP, principalmente devido à diminuição no IC. CONCLUSÃO: A AVP em doses entre 0,1 e 1,0 U/kg/min resultou em significantes aumentos na PAM e no IRVS, com efeitos inotrópicos e cronotrópicos negativos em animais saudáveis. Embora essas doses sejam de 10 a 1.000 vezes maiores do que as rotineiramente utilizadas no tratamento do choque vasodilatador, nossos dados confirmam que a AVP deveria ser usada cuidadosamente e sob rígida monitoração hemodinâmica na prática clínica, especialmente se doses maiores do que 0,01 U/kg/min forem necessárias.FUNDAMENTO: La arginina-vasopresina (AVP ha sido ampliamente utilizada en el tratamiento del choque vasodilatador. No obstante, hay muchos aspectos relativos a su uso clínico, especialmente en altas dosis, pues su utilización puede estar asociada a efectos cardíacos adversos. OBJETIVO: Investigar los efectos cardiovasculares de la AVP en infusión IV continua en los parámetros hemodinámicos en canes. MÉTODOS: Dieciséis canes saludables sin raza definida, anestesiados con pentobarbital, recibieron un catéter intravascular y fueron aleatoriamente designados para dos grupos: control (solución salina - placebo; n=8 y AVP (n=8. El grupo del estudio recibió infusión de AVP por tres períodos consecutivos de 10 minutos a dosis logarítimicamente progresivas (0,01; 0,1 y 1,0 U/kg/min, a intervalos de 20 minutos La frecuencia cardíaca (HR y las presiones intravasculares fueron registradas continuamente. El débito cardíaco fue medido a través del método de termodilución. RESULTADOS: No se observó ningún efecto hemodinámico significativo durante la infusión de 0,01 U/kg/min de AVP, pero con las dosis más altas, de 0,1 y 1,0 U/kg/min, hubo un aumento progresivo en la presión arterial media (PAM y en el índice de resistencia vascular sistémica (IRVS, con significativa disminución en la frecuencia cardíaca (FC e índice cardíaco (IC. Con la dosis 1,0 U/kg/min, también se observó un aumento significativo en el índice de resistencia vascular pulmonar (IRVP, principalmente debido a la disminución en el IC. CONCLUSIÓN: La AVP en dosis entre 0,1 y 1,0 U/kg/min resultó en significativos aumentos en la PAM y en el IRVS, con efectos inotrópicos y cronotrópicos negativos en animales saludables. Aunque estas dosis sean de 10 a 1.000 veces mayores que las rutinariamente utilizadas en el tratamiento del choque vasodilatador, nuestros datos confirman que la AVP debería ser usada cuidadosamente y bajo rígido monitoreo hemodinámico en la práctica clínica, especialmente cuando son necesarias dosis mayores a 0,01 U/kg/min.BACKGROUND: Arginine vasopressin (AVP has been broadly used in the management of vasodilatory shock. However, there are many concerns regarding its clinical use, especially in high doses, as it can be associated with adverse cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cardiovascular effects of AVP in continuous IV infusion on hemodynamic parameters in dogs. METHODS: Sixteen healthy mongrel dogs, anesthetized with pentobarbital were intravascularly catheterized, and randomly assigned to: control (saline-placebo; n=8 and AVP (n=8 groups. The study group was infused with AVP for three consecutive 10-minute periods at logarithmically increasing doses (0.01; 0.1 and 1.0U/kg/min, at them 20-min intervals. Heart rate (HR and intravascular pressures were continuously recorded. Cardiac output was measured by the thermodilution method. RESULTS: No significant hemodynamic effects were observed during 0.01U/kg/min of AVP infusion, but at higher doses (0.1 and 1.0U/kg/min a progressive increase in mean arterial pressure (MAP and systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI were observed, with a significant decrease in HR and the cardiac index (CI. A significant increase in the pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI was also observed with the 1.0U/kg/min dose, mainly due to the decrease in the CI. CONCLUSION: AVP, when administered at doses between 0.1 and 1.0U/kg/min, induced significant increases in MAP and SVRI, with negative inotropic and chronotropic effects in healthy animals. Although these doses are ten to thousand times greater than those routinely used for the management of vasodilatory shock, our data confirm that AVP might be used carefully and under strict hemodynamic monitoring in clinical practice, especially if doses higher than 0.01 U/kg/min are needed.

  15. Cost-Minimization Analysis Favours Intravenous Ferric Carboxymaltose over Ferric Sucrose for the Ambulatory Treatment of Severe Iron Deficiency

    Calvet Calvo, Xavier; Ruíz, Miquel Àngel; Dosal, Angelina; Moreno, Laura; López, María; Figuerola, Ariadna; Suárez, David; Miquel, Mireia; Villoria, Albert; Gené, Emili

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Intravenous iron is widely used to treat iron deficiency in day-care units. Ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) allows administration of larger iron doses than iron sucrose (IS) in each infusion (1000 mg vs. 200 mg). As FCM reduces the number of infusions required but is more expensive, we performed a cost-minimization analysis to compare the cost impact of the two drugs. Materials and Methods: The number of infusions and the iron dose of 111 consecutive patients who received intravenous i...

  16. Palmitoleic acid reduces intramuscular lipid and restores insulin sensitivity in obese sheep

    Duckett SK

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Susan K Duckett, Gabriela Volpi-Lagreca, Mariano Alende, Nathan M LongAnimal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USAAbstract: Obese sheep were used to assess the effects of palmitoleic (C16:1 cis-9 acid infusion on lipogenesis and circulating insulin levels. Infusion of 10 mg/kg body weight (BW/day C16:1 intravenously in obese sheep reduced (P<0.01 weight gain by 77%. Serum palmitoleic levels increased (P<0.05 in a linear manner with increasing levels of C16:1 infusion. Cis-11 vaccenic (C18:1 cis-11 acid, a known elongation product of palmitoleic acid, was also elevated (P<0.05 in serum after 14 days and 21 days of infusion. Plasma insulin levels were lower (P<0.05 (10 mg/kg BW/day C16:1 than controls (0 mg/kg BW/day C16:1 at 14 days and 28 days of infusion. Infusion of C16:1 resulted in linear increases in tissue concentrations of palmitoleic, cis-11 vaccenic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosapentaenoic acids in a dose-dependent manner. Total lipid content of the semitendinosus (ST muscle and mesenteric adipose tissue was reduced (P<0.01 in both 5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg BW C16:1 dose levels. Total lipid content and mean adipocyte size in the longissimus muscle was reduced (P<0.05 in the 10 mg/kg BW C16:1 dose level only, whereas total lipid content and adipocyte size of the subcutaneous adipose tissue was not altered. Total lipid content of the liver was also unchanged with C16:1 infusion. Palmitoleic acid infusion upregulated (P<0.05 acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC, fatty acid elongase-6 (ELOVL6, and Protein kinase, AMP-activated, alpha 1 catalytic subunit, transcript variant 1 (AMPK mRNA expressions in liver, subcutaneous adipose, and ST muscle compared to the controls. However, mRNA expression of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4 and carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1b (CPT1B differed between tissues. In the subcutaneous adipose and liver, C16:1 infusion upregulated (P<0.05 GLUT4 and CPT1B, whereas these genes were downregulated (P<0.05 in ST muscle with C16:1 infusion. These results show that C16:1 infusion for 28 days reduced weight gain, intramuscular adipocyte size and total lipid content, and circulating insulin levels. These changes appear to be mediated through alterations in expression of genes regulating glucose uptake and fatty acid oxidation specifically in the muscles.Keywords: adipocytes, longissimus muscle, lipogenesis, insulin level, serum, fatty acid

  17. Factors predictive of intravenous fluid administration errors in Australian surgical care wards

    P. Han; Coombes, I.; Green, B.

    2005-01-01

    Background: Intravenous (IV) fluid administration is an integral component of clinical care. Errors in administration can cause detrimental patient outcomes and increase healthcare costs, although little is known about medication administration errors associated with continuous IV infusions.

  18. Dissociation between fat-induced in vivo insulin resistance and proximal insulin signaling in skeletal muscle in men at risk for type 2 diabetes

    Storgaard, Heidi; Jensen, Christine B; Bjrnholm, Marie; Song, Xiao Mei; Madsbad, Sten; Zierath, Juleen R; Vaag, Allan A

    2004-01-01

    groups. Insulin-stimulated glucose oxidation was higher after long-term as compared with short-term fat infusion in control subjects. Short- or long-term infusion did not affect the absolute values of basal or insulin-stimulated insulin receptor substrate-1 tyrosine phosphorylation, tyrosine......-associated phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) activity, insulin receptor substrate-1-associated PI 3-kinase activity, or Akt serine phosphorylation in IGT relatives or matched controls. In fact, a paradoxical increase in both basal and insulin-stimulated PI 3-kinase activity was noted in the total study population after...... h Intralipid infusion (0.4 ml.kg(-1).min(-1)). Insulin-stimulated glucose disposal decreased approximately 25% after short- and long-term fat infusion in both IGT relatives and controls. Glucose oxidation decreased and lipid oxidation increased after both short- and long-term fat infusion in both...

  19. Current use of intraosseous infusion in Danish emergency departments: a cross-sectional study

    Molin, Rune; Hallas, Peter; Brabrand, Mikkel; Schmidt, Thomas Andersen

    2010-01-01

    Intraosseous infusion (IOI) is recommended when intravenous access cannot be readily established in both pediatric and adult resuscitation. We evaluated the current use of IOI in Danish emergency departments (EDs)....

  20. Simplified intravenous nutrition using Intralipid-based mixtures in patients with serious gastrointestinal disease.

    Burnham, W R; Knott, C. E.; Cook, J.A.; Langman, M. J.

    1983-01-01

    An Intralipid-based intravenous feeding mixture has been given to 20 patients with serious gastrointestinal disease who required parenteral nutritional support (mean duration 13.75 days). In half of the patients, only peripheral veins were used for infusion (mean duration 12 days), the infusion site being changed every 24-48 hr. Positive nitrogen balance was maintained in all but one individual and other parameters of nutrition improved. No serious complications due to intravenous feeding wer...

  1. Programming of glucose-insulin homoeostasis

    Kongsted, Anna Hauntoft; Tygesen, M. P.; Husted, Sanne Vinter; Oliver, M. H.; Tolver, Anders; Christensen, Vibeke Grøsfjeld; Nielsen, Jens Høiriis; Nielsen, Mette Olaf

    2014-01-01

    AIM: Exposure to adverse intra-uterine conditions can predispose for metabolic disorders later in life. By using a sheep model, we studied (i) how programming of glucose-insulin homoeostasis during late gestation is manifested later in life depending on the early post-natal dietary exposure and (ii......-carbohydrate-high-fat (HCHF) diet until around puberty. Offspring remaining thereafter (exclusively females) were fed a moderate diet until young adulthood. RESULTS: LOW lambs had increased insulin secretory responses during intravenous glucose tolerance tests indicative of reduced insulin sensitivity. HCHF lambs were...... hypertriglyceridaemic, 75% had mild pancreatic collagen infiltration, and their acute insulin secretory response and insulin clearance during intravenous glucose and insulin tolerance tests, respectively, were reduced. However, NORM-HCHF in contrast to LOW-HCHF lambs had normal glucose tolerance, indicating that later...

  2. Heparina e insulina en el tratamiento de la pancreatitis aguda por hipertrigliceridemia: Experiencia en 5 casos Heparin and/or insulin treatment of acute pancreatitis caused by hypertriglyceridemia

    Zoltán Berger F

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hypertriglyceridemia over 1,000 mg/dl can provoke acute pancreatitis and its persistence can worsen the clinical outcome. On the contrary, a rapid decrease in triglyceride level is beneficial. Plasmapheresis has been performed in some patients to remove chylomicrons from the circulation, while heparin and/or insulin have been administered in some other cases to rapidly reduce blood triglycerides. Heparin and insulin stimulate lipoprotein-lipase activity and accelerate chylomicron degradation. Aim: To report five patients with acute pancreatitis treated with heparin and insulin. Patients and methods: Five patients (4 females and 1 male seen in the last two years, who suffered acute pancreatitis induced by hypertriglyceridemia are reported. Initial blood triglyceride levels were above 1,000 mg/dl (range 1,590-8,690 mg/dl. Besides the usual treatment of acute pancreatitis, heparin and/or insulin were administered intravenously in continuous infusion. Heparin dose was guided by usual parameters of blood coagulation, and insulin dose, by serial determinations of blood glucose. Pancreatic necrosis was demonstrated in 4 patients. Results: Serum triglyceride levels decreased to <500 mg/dl within 3 days in all cases. No complication of treatment was observed and all patients survived. Early and late complications of pancreatitis occurred in one patient. Conclusion: Administration of heparin and/or insulin is an efficient alternative to reduce triglyceride levels in patients with acute pancreatitis and hypertriglyceridemia (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 1373-8

  3. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for head and neck carcinomas

    We report the results of superselective intraarterial cisplatin (CDDP) infusion therapy combined with irradiation for 23 patients, mainly advanced head and neck carcinoma. All patients received intraarterial CDDP infusions with intravenous sodium thiosulfate (STS) neutralization. CDDP infusion was performed by the Seldinger's technique in 16 patients and by the implanted intraarterial reservoir system in 7 patients. STS was also infused by the reservoir system implanted at the forearm in most patients. An overall response was observed in 21 of the 23 (91.3%) patients. Complete and partial responses were achieved in 16 (69.6%) and 5 (21.7%) patients, respectively. There were no patients with worse than grade III complications. We concluded that superselective intraarterial infusion therapy with a high dose of CDDP and STS was very effective for the management of advanced head and neck carcinomas and we recommend the implantable reservoir system for both CDDP and STS administration as an easy and low-invasive method. (author)

  4. Optical detection of intravenous infiltration

    Winchester, Leonard W.; Chou, Nee-Yin

    2006-02-01

    Infiltration of medications during infusion therapy results in complications ranging from erythema and pain to tissue necrosis requiring amputation. Infiltration occurs from improper insertion of the cannula, separation of the cannula from the vein, penetration of the vein by the cannula during movement, and response of the vein to the medication. At present, visual inspection by the clinical staff is the primary means for detecting intravenous (IV) infiltration. An optical sensor was developed to monitor the needle insertion site for signs of IV infiltration. Initial studies on simulated and induced infiltrations on a swine model validated the feasibility of the methodology. The presence of IV infiltration was confirmed by visual inspection of the infusion site and/or absence of blood return in the IV line. Potential sources of error due to illumination changes, motion artifacts, and edema were also investigated. A comparison of the performance of the optical device and blinded expert observers showed that the optical sensor has higher sensitivity and specificity, and shorter detection time than the expert observers. An improved model of the infiltration monitoring device was developed and evaluated in a clinical study on induced infiltrations of healthy adult volunteers. The performance of the device was compared with the observation of a blinded expert observer. The results show that the rates of detection of infiltrations are 98% and 82% for the optical sensor and the observer, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of the optical sensor are 0.97 and 0.98, respectively.

  5. Insulin dysregulation.

    Frank, N; Tadros, E M

    2014-01-01

    Abnormalities of insulin metabolism include hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance, and these problems are collectively referred to as insulin dysregulation in this review. Insulin dysregulation is a key component of equine metabolic syndrome: a collection of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities associated with the development of laminitis in horses, ponies and donkeys. Insulin dysregulation can also accompany prematurity and systemic illness in foals. Causes of insulin resistance are discussed, including pathological conditions of obesity, systemic inflammation and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, as well as the physiological responses to stress and pregnancy. Most of the discussion of insulin dysregulation to date has focused on insulin resistance, but there is increasing interest in hyperinsulinaemia itself and insulin responses to feeding. An oral sugar test or in-feed oral glucose tolerance test can be performed to assess insulin responses to dietary carbohydrates, and these tests are now recommended for use in clinical practice. Incretin hormones are likely to play an important role in postprandial hyperinsulinaemia and are the subject of current research. Insulin resistance exacerbates hyperinsulinaemia, and insulin sensitivity can be measured by performing a combined glucose-insulin test or i.v. insulin tolerance test. In both of these tests, exogenous insulin is administered and the rate of glucose uptake into tissues measured. Diagnosis and management of hyperinsulinaemia is recommended to reduce the risk of laminitis. The term insulin dysregulation is introduced here to refer collectively to excessive insulin responses to sugars, fasting hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance, which are all components of equine metabolic syndrome. PMID:24033478

  6. Hypersensitivity Reaction to Insulin Glargine and Insulin Detemir in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report.

    Badik, Jennifer; Chen, Jimmy; Letvak, Kira; So, Tsz-Yin

    2016-01-01

    Allergy to human insulin or its analogs is rare, but it is still a significant issue in current diabetes care. Allergic reactions can range from localized injection site reactions to generalized anaphylaxis, and they can be caused by excipients or the insulin molecules themselves. We presented a case of a 14-year-old male patient with generalized allergic reactions to insulin glargine and insulin detemir. The patient was successfully managed by being switched to a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with insulin aspart. Allergic reactions to insulin detemir and insulin glargine have both been well described, with insulin detemir allergy appearing to be more common. There are several potential mechanisms for insulin allergy, and immunologic characteristics vary among different insulin analogs. After confirming insulin allergy in practice, management involves treating symptoms and switching insulin preparations. This is the first documented case of allergies to both insulin glargine and insulin detemir in a pediatric patient. Exact mechanism of insulin allergy is unknown, and management strategies must be individualized for each patient. PMID:26997933

  7. How to Keep an Infusion Log: Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)

    ... molecules that are folded and shaped in three dimensions to fit over foreign materials or antigens such ... to see if they have any evidence of hidden liver infection that might be caused by hepatitis. ...

  8. Long-term Efficacy of Insulin Pump Therapy in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

    Batajoo1, Ruby Joshi; Messina, Catherine R.; Wilson, Thomas A.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Insulin pumps have been well established for insulin delivery. However, questions about long-term efficacy of insulin pump therapy still remain. We evaluated the long-term efficacy of continuous insulin infusion pump therapy (CSII) in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).

  9. Intravenous iron therapy: how far have we come?

    Rodolfo Delfini Canado

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Oral iron supplementation is usually the first choice for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA because of its effectiveness and low cost. But unfortunately in many iron deficient conditions, oral iron is a less than the ideal treatment mainly because of adverse events related to the gastrointestinal tract as well as the long course required to treat anemia and replenish body iron stores. The first iron product for intravenous use was high-molecular-weight iron dextran. However, dextran-containing intravenous iron preparations are associated with an elevated risk of anaphylactic reactions, which made physicians reluctant to prescribe intravenous iron in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia for many years. In 1999 and 2001, two new intravenous iron preparations (ferric gluconate and iron sucrose were introduced into the market as safer alternatives to iron dextran. Over the last five years, three new intravenous iron dextran-free preparations have been developed and have better safety profiles than the more traditional intravenous compounds, as none require test doses and all these products are promising in respect to a more rapid replacement of body iron stores (15-60 minutes/infusion as they can be given at higher doses (from 500 mg to more than 1000 mg/infusion. The purpose of this review is to discuss some pertinent issues in relation to the history, pharmacology, administration, efficacy, safety profile and toxicity of intravenous iron for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

  10. A variant in the G6PC2/ABCB11 locus is associated with increased fasting plasma glucose, increased basal hepatic glucose production and increased insulin release after oral and intravenous glucose loads

    Rose, C S; Grarup, N; Krarup, N T; Poulsen, P; Wegner, L; Nielsen, Trine; Banasik, K; Faerch, K; Andersen, G; Albrechtsen, A; Borch-Johnsen, K; Clausen, J O; Jørgensen, T; Vaag, A; Pedersen, O; Hansen, T

    2009-01-01

    An association between elevated fasting plasma glucose and the common rs560887 G allele in the G6PC2/ABCB11 locus has been reported. In Danes we aimed to examine rs560887 in relation to plasma glucose and serum insulin responses following oral and i.v. glucose loads and in relation to hepatic glu...

  11. Monosodium glutamate (MSG-obese rats develop glucose intolerance and insulin resistance to peripheral glucose uptake

    Hirata A.E.

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Different levels of insulin sensitivity have been described in several animal models of obesity as well as in humans. Monosodium glutamate (MSG-obese mice were considered not to be insulin resistant from data obtained in oral glucose tolerance tests. To reevaluate insulin resistance by the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT and by the clamp technique, newborn male Wistar rats (N = 20 were injected 5 times, every other day, with 4 g/kg MSG (N = 10 or saline (control; N = 10 during the first 10 days of age. At 3 months, the IVGTT was performed by injecting glucose (0.75 g/kg through the jugular vein into freely moving rats. During euglycemic clamping plasma insulin levels were increased by infusing 3 mU . kg-1 . min-1 of regular insulin until a steady-state plateau was achieved. The basal blood glucose concentration did not differ between the two experimental groups. After the glucose load, increased values of glycemia (P<0.001 in MSG-obese rats occurred at minute 4 and from minute 16 to minute 32. These results indicate impaired glucose tolerance. Basal plasma insulin levels were 39.9 ± 4 µU/ml in control and 66.4 ± 5.3 µU/ml in MSG-obese rats. The mean post-glucose area increase of insulin was 111% higher in MSG-obese than in control rats. When insulinemia was clamped at 102 or 133 µU/ml in control and MSG rats, respectively, the corresponding glucose infusion rate necessary to maintain euglycemia was 17.3 ± 0.8 mg . kg-1 . min-1 for control rats while 2.1 ± 0.3 mg . kg-1 . min-1 was sufficient for MSG-obese rats. The 2-h integrated area for total glucose metabolized, in mg . min . dl-1, was 13.7 ± 2.3 vs 3.3 ± 0.5 for control and MSG rats, respectively. These data demonstrate that MSG-obese rats develop insulin resistance to peripheral glucose uptake

  12. Insulin-like growth factor I and glucagon-like peptide-2 responses to fasting followed by controlled or ad libitum refeeding in rats

    Nelson, David W; Murali, Sangita G; Liu, Xiaowen; Koopmann, Matthew C; Holst, Jens Juul; Ney, Denise M

    2008-01-01

    Luminal nutrients stimulate structural and functional regeneration in the intestine through mechanisms thought to involve insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2). We investigated the relationship between IGF-I and GLP-2 responses and mucosal growth in rats fasted...... for 48 h and then refed for 2 or 4 days by continuous intravenous or intragastric infusion or ad libitum feeding. Fasting induced significant decreases in body weight, plasma concentrations of IGF-I and bioactive GLP-2, jejunal mucosal cellularity (mass, protein, DNA, and villus height), IGF-I m......, whereas intravenous refeeding had no effect. Intestinal regeneration after 4 days of intragastric or 2 days of ad libitum refeeding was positively associated with increases in plasma concentrations of GLP-2 and jejunal IGF-I mRNA. These data suggest that luminal nutrients stimulate intestinal growth, in...

  13. Current use of intraosseous infusion in Danish emergency departments

    Molin, Rune; Hallas, Peter; Brabrand, Mikkel; Schmidt, Thomas Andersen

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intraosseous infusion (IOI) is recommended when intravenous access cannot be readily established in both pediatric and adult resuscitation. We evaluated the current use of IOI in Danish emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: An online questionnaire was e-mailed to the Heads of Department...

  14. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan; Langfrits, Christian Sigvald; Jensen, Svend Eggert

    2013-01-01

    intoxication and developed cardiac arrest due to anaphylactic shock following intravenous thiamine infusion. The patient was successfully resuscitated after 15 min and repeated epinephrine administrations. He was discharged in good health after 14 days. This case report emphasises both the importance of...

  15. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan; Langfrits, Christian Sigvald; Jensen, Svend Eggert

    intoxication and developed cardiac arrest due to anaphylactic shock following intravenous thiamine infusion. The patient was successfully resuscitated after 15 min and repeated epinephrine administrations. He was discharged in good health after 14 days. This case report emphasises both the importance of...

  16. Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy

    Tuchmann, A.; Schller, J.; Kroiss, A.; Dinstl, K.

    1990-01-01

    Hepatic artery chemotherapy was given to 36 patients, using totally implantable devices consisting of a port and external pump. Twenty-seven patients had inoperable liver metastases of colorectal origin. The infusion system was inserted by laparotomy into the hepatic artery via the gastroduodenal artery. There was no operative mortality. Thirteen infusion systems could not be used for chemotherapy due to dislodgement, early death and lack of follow-up. FUdR was infused every two weeks. There ...

  17. Intravenous human immunoglobulin for treatment of folliculitis decalvans.

    Ismail, Nuriah; Ralph, Nicola; Murphy, Gillian

    2015-10-01

    We report a case of folliculitis decalvans (FD) successfully treated with intravenous human immunoglobulin (HIG). Many conventional treatments with topical agents and oral antibiotics had failed to achieve disease remission, treatment with HIG at a dose of 2?g/kg for the first month, reduced to 1?g/kg for second to fourth months was therefore started, which resulted in rapid improvement and ultimately complete resolution of FD. Clinical improvement was noted after the first infusion of HIG and remission of inflammation was achieved after the fourth infusion. Disease remission was sustained for six months following the last HIG infusion. The exact mechanism of action of HIG is poorly understood. However, it is thought to act as an immunomodulatory agent by altering different components of immune functions. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature of FD successfully treated with intravenous HIG. PMID:25798695

  18. Insulin analogs

    Emily Chu; Nicole Meinel; Martin Gilmour

    2012-01-01

    The fear of hypoglycemia that people with diabetes experience is a factor in non-adherence to insulin therapy, which can adversely affect glycemic control and increase the risk of diabetes-associated complications. Insulin analogs are modified forms of human insulin designed to mimic endogenous insulin secretion, and may therefore help to reduce the risk and severity of hypoglycemia. While much evidence exists to demonstrate the efficacy of insulin analogs in blood glucose control, the effect...

  19. Treating gastrointestinal cancer by intervention, intraperitoneal hyperthermic perfusion chemotherapy, intravenous micro-pump chemotherapy

    157 cases of gastrointestinal cancer patients after resection were randomly divided into treated group and control group. The treated group (intraperitoneal hyperthermic perfusion chemotherapy combined with postoperative continuous intraarterial infusion and intravenous micro-pump chemotherapy) consisted of 72 cases, the control group (Intravenous chemotherapy), 85 cases. The peritoneal and hepatic metastasis rates and 3 a survival rate were studied. The intraperitoneal hyperthermic perfusion chemotherapy combined with the postoperative continuous intraarterial infusion and intravenous micro-pump chemotherapy is an effective way to control the recurrence on the peritoneal and hepatic metastasis of advanced gastrointestinal neoplasms after operation. (authors)

  20. Glucose turnover during insulin-induced hypoglycemia in liver-denervated rats

    Mikines, K J; Sonne, B; Richter, Erik; Christensen, N J; Galbo, H

    The role of hepatic autonomic nerves in glucose production during hypoglycemia was studied. Selective, surgical denervation of the liver was performed in rats, which reduced hepatic norepinephrine concentrations by 96%. Hypoglycemia was induced by 250 mU of insulin intra-arterially in anesthetized...... as well as in chronically catheterized, awake rats. Half of the anesthetized denervated or sham-operated rats had previously been adrenodemedullated. Glucose turnover was measured by primed, constant intravenous infusion of [3-3H]glucose. Before as well as during hypoglycemia the arterial glucose...... concentration and rates of production and utilization of glucose were similar in denervated rats and control rats. Also hepatic glycogen depletion was similar in the groups. The lack of effect of denervation could not be ascribed to compensating changes in hormone or substrate levels. In adrenodemedullated rats...

  1. The Effectiveness and Durability of an Early Insulin Pump Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

    Brancato, Davide; Fleres, Mattia; Aiello, Vito; Saura, Gabriella; Scorsone, Alessandro; Ferrara, Lidia; Provenzano, Francesca; Di Noto, Anna; Spano, Lucia; Provenzano, Vincenzo

    2014-01-01

    Background: This study evaluated the predictors of effectiveness and durability of insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents who have initiated continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) within 2 years after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).

  2. [Terminology concerning intravenous ports].

    M?ynarski, Rafa?; K?osi?ska, Katarzyna; Cichost?pski, Dariusz; Dilling, Monika; Domke, Beata; Duraj, Marian; Fenikowski, Dariusz; Fuss, Julia; Graj, Elwira; Grudzie?, Pawe?; Grzegorczyk, Iwona; Grzesiak, Joanna; Hasak, Liudmila; Janc, Jaros?aw; K?kol, Micha?; Kiluk, Marek; K?obukowski, Wojciech; Le?, Jaros?aw; Le?nik, Patrycja; Lukasiewicz, Sergiusz; Ma?as, Tadeusz; Malczewska, Agnieszka; Mierzejewski, Marek; Misiak, Ma?gorzata; Nicpo?, Jakub; Pyrek, Beata; Rojek, El?bieta; Siemiaszko, Anna; Siemiaszko, Grzegorz; Sieracki, Andrzej; Smiatacz, Marek; Sobczyk, Agnieszka; Starzec, Wioletta; Voloboyeva, Anna; Zdyb, Andrzej

    2015-01-01

    Ports are more and more often applied with patients requiring the permanent intravenous access, not only in the cancer treatment. Very devices, as well as procedures associated with applying them are determined in the heterogeneous way. Therefore during the last conference "Intravenous Port--implantation, care, complications" an attempt to systematize the applied terminology was made. PMID:26094345

  3. [Intravenous monoanesthesia and antianesthetics in emergency surgery].

    D'iachenko, P K; Kostiuchenko, A L

    1984-04-01

    Profiles of using the intravenous mononarcosis (sodium hydroxybutyrate, viadryl , ketamin , sombrevin, seduxen) in urgent surgery and traumatology are analyzed. Choice of certain narcotics is motivated for patients with blood loss and shock, intoxication, insufficiency of kidneys, adrenals and liver, cardio-vascular and respiratory disorders. The problem of antinarcotics is considered with reference to the efficiency of specific (bemegride, gutimine , amtizol , cytochrome "C") and nonspecific ( osmodiuretics , infusion media containing thawing water) antinarcotics . A preliminary assessment of the efficiency of different drugs of antinarcotic action is given. PMID:6145242

  4. Insulin analogs

    Emily Chu

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The fear of hypoglycemia that people with diabetes experience is a factor in non-adherence to insulin therapy, which can adversely affect glycemic control and increase the risk of diabetes-associated complications. Insulin analogs are modified forms of human insulin designed to mimic endogenous insulin secretion, and may therefore help to reduce the risk and severity of hypoglycemia. While much evidence exists to demonstrate the efficacy of insulin analogs in blood glucose control, the effects on the incidence of severe hypoglycemia are less clear. This treatment review presents recent studies investigating the effects of insulin analogs on the frequency of hypoglycemia.

  5. Insulin: pancreatic secretion and adipocyte regulation.

    Baumgard, L H; Hausman, G J; Sanz Fernandez, M V

    2016-01-01

    Insulin is the primary acute anabolic coordinator of nutrient partitioning. Hyperglycemia is the main stimulant of insulin secretion, but other nutrients such as specific amino acids, fatty acids, and ketoacids can potentiate pancreatic insulin release. Incretins are intestinal hormones with insulinotropic activity and are secreted in response to food ingestion, thus integrating diet chemical composition with the regulation of insulin release. In addition, prolactin is required for proper islet development, and it stimulates ?-cell proliferation. Counterintuitively, bacterial components appear to signal insulin secretion. Invivo lipopolysaccharide infusion acutely increases circulating insulin, which is paradoxical as endotoxemia is a potent catabolic condition. Insulin is a potent anabolic orchestrator of nutrient partitioning, and this is particularly true in adipocytes. Insulin dictates lipid accretion in a dose-dependent manner during preadipocyte development in adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular cell culture. However, invivo studies focused on insulin's role in regulating adipose tissue metabolism from growing, and market weight pigs are sometimes inconsistent, and this variability appears to be animal, age and depot dependent. Additionally, porcine adipose tissue synthesizes and secretes a number of adipokines (leptin, adiponectin, and so forth) that directly or indirectly influence insulin action. Therefore, because insulin has an enormous impact on agriculturally important phenotypes, it is critical to have a better understanding of how insulin homeostasis is governed. PMID:26521203

  6. Transfer of Intestinal Microbiota From Lean Donors Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome

    Vrieze, A.; van Nood, E.; Holleman, F.; Heilig, G. H. J.; Zoetendal, E. G.; De Vos, W. M.

    2012-01-01

    Alterations in intestinal microbiota are associated with obesity and insulin resistance. We studied the effects of infusing intestinal microbiota from lean donors to male recipients with metabolic syndrome on the recipients' microbiota composition and glucose metabolism. Subjects were assigned randomly to groups that were given small intestinal infusions of allogenic or autologous microbiota. Six weeks after infusion of microbiota from lean donors, insulin sensitivity of recipients increased ...

  7. Insulin Test

    ... result mean? Insulin levels must be evaluated in context. Results seen: Disorder fasting insulin level fasting glucose ... Health Professionals ©2001 - by American Association for Clinical Chemistry • Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy We comply ...

  8. Continuous-infusion adriamycin

    This chapter discusses the diminished cardiotoxicity as well as diminished nausea and vomiting with continuous infusions of adriamycin to patients undergoing radiation therapy, particularly with infusions of 48 hours or longer, and best with 96-hour infusions, the longest duration that has been studied systematically. In breast cancer, data show that more adriamycin is better, but only for a selected subgroup of patients: those with complete remission. The diminished cardiotoxicity makes the use of adriamycin more attractive in the adjuvant situation, where increased safety will decrease the chances of long-term complications and make retreatment easy for cured patients who develop second malignancies

  9. A Micro-PIV Study of the Pulsed Micro-Flows Driven by an Insulin Pump

    Wang, Bing; Demuren, Ayodeji; Gyuricsko, Eric; Hu, Hui

    2009-11-01

    In recent years, there is a surge in the popularity of using insulin pump or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy, as opposed to multiple daily injections by insulin syringe or an insulin pen. Some case studies have suggested that insulin delivery failure may be caused by precipitation of insulin within the infusion set. Speculation also exists that the flow of insulin through an insulin infusion set may be reduced or inhibited by air bubbles entrained into the micro-sized tubing system since there are chances that air be introduced into the insulin reservoir during the filling process. In the present study, a microscopic Particle Image Velocimtry (micro-PIV) system was used to characterize the transient behavior of the pulsed micro-flows inside the micro-sized tubing system of an insulin infusion set with insulin pump operating in basal mode (i.e., pulsed insulin pumping). The effects of the air bubbles entrained into the micro-sized tubing system on the insulin delivery process were assessed based on the micro-PIV measurements.

  10. Evaluation of maternal infusion therapy during pregnancy for fetal development

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this project was to study the possible association between maternal infusion treatments during pregnancy and variables of fetal development as well as the occurrence of congenital abnormalities (CA in a case-control design. The large population-based data set of the Hungarian Case?Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities (HCCSCA was evaluated based on the medically recorded infusion treatment during pregnancy. Of 22,843 case pregnant women who had newborns or fetuses with congenital abnormalities, 112 (0.5%, while of 38,151 control pregnant women who had newborn infants without any defects, 262 (0.7%, had infusion treatment during pregnancy. Infusion treatment was more frequent in the control group than in the case group with congenital abnormalities (adjusted POR with 945 95% CI: 0.7, 0.6-0.9 and there was no higher rate of maternal infusion treatments in any congenital abnormality group. Mean gestational age was shorter and mean birth weight was smaller in control newborn infants without CA born to mothers with infusion treatment during pregnancy than in the babies of mothers without infusion treatment. The prevalence of mild intrauterine growth retardation was more frequent in the fetuses of pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum treated with infusion. The results of the study suggest that infusion treatment of pregnant women did not associate with a higher risk of congenital abnormalities. In addition, the intravenous infusion of drugs has some, but limited efficacy to prevent the adverse effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and threatened preterm delivery.

  11. Peripheral intravenous line - infants

    PIV - infants; Peripheral IV - infants; Peripheral line - infants ... A peripheral intravenous line (PIV) is a small, short, plastic tube, called a catheter. A health care provider puts the PIV through the ...

  12. Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

    Friedrisch, João Ricardo; Cançado, Rodolfo Delfini

    2015-01-01

    Nutritional iron deficiency anemia is the most common deficiency disorder, affecting more than two billion people worldwide. Oral iron supplementation is usually the first choice for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, but in many conditions, oral iron is less than ideal mainly because of gastrointestinal adverse events and the long course needed to treat the disease and replenish body iron stores. Intravenous iron compounds consist of an iron oxyhydroxide core, which is surrounded by a carbohydrate shell made of polymers such as dextran, sucrose or gluconate. The first iron product for intravenous use was the high molecular weight iron dextran. However, dextran-containing intravenous iron preparations are associated with an elevated risk of anaphylactic reactions, which made physicians reluctant to use intravenous iron for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia over many years. Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose is a stable complex with the advantage of being non-dextran-containing and a very low immunogenic potential and therefore not predisposed to anaphylactic reactions. Its properties permit the administration of large doses (15mg/kg; maximum of 1000mg/infusion) in a single and rapid session (15-minute infusion) without the requirement of a test dose. The purpose of this review is to discuss some pertinent issues in relation to the history, pharmacology, administration, efficacy, and safety profile of ferric carboxymaltose in the treatment of patients with iron deficiency anemia. PMID:26670403

  13. Intravenous adenosine SPECT thallium imaging

    This paper determines the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) adenosine in females for the evaluation of coronary artery disease, since only limited data are available. Eighty consecutive studies of 78 female subjects (aged 43-83 years) using IV adenosine (0.14 mg/kg per minute) with T1-201 SPECT imaging were reviewed. Fifty-eight (73%) had mild symptoms; mild dyspnea (24%), flushing (23%), chest pain (23%), headache (11%), dizziness (11%), weakness (9%), nausea (8%), abdominal pain (8%), arm pain (6%), chest tightness (4%), neck tightness (4%), dry mouth (4%), and dropped P waves (4%). Four had moderate symptoms: dyspnea requiring Proventil or aminophylline (2%), significant hypotension (1%), and third-degree atrioventicular heart block (1%). Two had severe symptoms (ventricular tachycardia requiring cardioversion (1%) and severe dyspnea requiring epinephrine (1%). Twenty-two (28%) underwent cardiac catheterization that demonstrated coronary artery disease or postangioplasty results. The thallium SPECT images were 94% sensitive and 100% specific in detecting significant disease. The one false-negative result was in a subject who experienced no symptoms for ECG changes during adenosine infusion. Ischemic ECG changes were 35% sensitive and 100% specific. Chest pain was 53% sensitive and 60% specific

  14. Disposition of intravenous radioactive acyclovir

    The kinetic and metabolic disposition of (8-14C)acyclovir (ACV) was investigated in five subjects with advanced malignancy. The drug was administered by 1-hr intravenous infusion at doses of 0.5 and 2.5 mg/kg. Plasma and blood radioactivity-time, and plasma concentration-time data were defined by a two-compartment open kinetic model. There was nearly equivalent distribution of radioactivity in blood and plasma. The overall mean plasma half-life and total body clearance +/- SD of ACV were 2.1 +/- 0.5 hr and 297 +/- 53 ml/min/1.73 m2. Binding of ACV to plasma proteins was 15.4 +/- 4.4%. Most of the radioactive dose excreted was recovered in the urine (71% to 99%) with less than 2% excretion in the feces and only trace amounts in the expired Co2. Analyses by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography indicated that 9-(carboxymethoxymethyl)guanine was the only significant urinary metabolite of ACV, accounting for 8.5% to 14.1% of the dose. A minor metabolite (less than 0.2% of dose) had the retention time of 8-hydroxy-9-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]guanine. Unchanged urinary ACV ranged from 62% to 91% of the dose. There was no indication of ACV cleavage to guanine. Renal clearance of ACV was approximately three times the corresponding creatinine clearances

  15. Pharmacogenomics: Overview of Applications and Relation to Infusion Therapy.

    Kisor, David F; Bright, David R; Manion, Chelsea R; Smith, Thomas R

    2016-01-01

    Pharmacogenomics (PGx) describes the relationship between an individual's genes and his or her response to drug therapy. Data are accumulating that indicate that PGx has application in the clinical setting for drugs across therapeutic categories, including drugs that are administered intravenously and are of greater familiarity to infusion nurses. This article provides an overview of the science and presents common examples of PGx as it relates to drug and/or drug dose selection. Additionally, there are brief summaries of the role infusion nurses can play relative to toxicity monitoring, patient education, and other aspects of PGx. PMID:27074990

  16. Effects of local alpha2-adrenergic receptor blockade on adipose tissue lipolysis during prolonged systemic adrenaline infusion in normal man

    Simonsen, Lene; Enevoldsen, Lotte H; Stallknecht, Bente; Blow, Jens

    2008-01-01

    During prolonged adrenaline infusion, lipolysis peaks within 30 min and thereafter tends to decline, and we hypothesized that the stimulation of local adipose tissue alpha2-adrenergic receptors accounts for this decline. The lipolytic effect of a prolonged intravenous adrenaline infusion combined...

  17. In Vivo Simulations of the Intravenous Dynamics of Submicron Particles of pH-Responsive Cationic Hydrogels in Diabetic Patients

    Farmer, Terry G.; Thomas F. Edgar; Peppas, Nicholas A.

    2008-01-01

    A mathematical model describing glucose-dependent pH swelling and insulin release is developed for pH-sensitive cationic hydrogels in which glucose oxidase and catalase have been immobilized and insulin imbibed. Glucose based swelling and insulin release are simulated for intravenously injected particles at various design conditions. The effects of particle size, the number of injected particles, insulin loading, enzyme loading, monomer functional group loading and pKa, and hydrogel crosslink...

  18. Efficacy of Continuous S(+)-Ketamine Infusion for Postoperative Pain Control: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

    Miziara, Luiz Eduardo de Paula Gomes; Simoni, Ricardo Francisco; Esteves, Lus Otvio; Cangiani, Luis Henrique; Grillo-Filho, Gil Fernando Ribeiro; Paula, Anderson Garcia Lima e

    2016-01-01

    Aim. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy of continuous intraoperative infusion of S(+)-ketamine under intravenous anesthesia with target-controlled infusion of remifentanil and propofol for postoperative pain control. Methods. Forty-eight patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were assigned to receive continuous S(+)-ketamine infusion at a rate of 0.3?mgkg?1h?1 (n=24, intervention group) or an equivalent volume of saline at th...

  19. Biosimilar Insulins

    Hompesch, Marcus

    2014-01-01

    Until now most of the insulin used in developed countries has been manufactured and distributed by a small number of multinational companies. Beyond the established insulin manufacturers, a number of new players have developed insulin manufacturing capacities based on modern biotechnological methods. Because the patents for many of the approved insulin formulations have expired or are going to expire soon, these not yet established companies are increasingly interested in seeking market approval for their insulin products as biosimilar insulins (BI) in highly regulated markets like the EU and the United States. Differences in the manufacturing process (none of the insulin manufacturing procedures are 100% identical) can lead to insulins that to some extent may differ from the originator insulin. The key questions are if subtle differences in the structure of the insulins, purity, and so on are clinically relevant and may result in different biological effects. The aim of this article is to introduce and discuss basic aspects that may be of relevance with regard to BI. PMID:24876530

  20. What´s cheapest, intravenous iron sucrose- or intravenous iron carboxymaltose treatment in IBD patients?

    Bager, Palle; Dahlerup, Jens Frederik

    Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) from a hospital perspective, a Cost Effective Analysis (CEA) from a patient perspective and a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) consecutively including 20 IBD patients' willingness-to-pay' (WTP) assessment. BIA and CEA analysis were based on total infusion-doses from 500 mg Fe......++ till 1600 mg Fe++. The WTP analysis was based on a total infusion-dose at 1400 mg Fe++. The evaluations are analysed assuming that the effect parameter (quantity of iron delivered) is comparable regardless of the iron formulation given intravenously.   Results: The BIA including price for drug......-effective than iron sucrose, due to fewer outpatient setting visits. As IBD-patients could have less income as the average of the background population due to disease activity, sensitivity analysis using a 50% income level were done, showing the same tendency but less significant. The average patients WTP for a...

  1. Intrahippocampal Insulin Improves Memory in a Passive-Avoidance Task in Male Wistar Rats

    Babri, Shirin; Badie, Hamid Gholamipour; Khamenei, Saeed; Seyedlar, Mehdi Ordikhani

    2007-01-01

    The main impacts of insulin favor the peripheral organs. Although it functions as a neuropeptide, insulin possesses also some central effects. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of intrahippocampal infusion of insulin on passive avoidance learning in healthy male rats. Thirty male wistar rats were divided into three groups (n = 10

  2. Nurse-led implementation of an insulin-infusion protocol in a general intensive care unit: improved glycaemic control with increased costs and risk of hypoglycaemia signals need for algorithm revision

    Bull Eva M

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Strict glycaemic control (SGC has become a contentious issue in modern intensive care. Physicians and nurses are concerned about the increased workload due to SGC as well as causing harm through hypoglycaemia. The objective of our study was to evaluate our existing degree of glycaemic control, and to implement SGC safely in our ICU through a nurse-led implementation of an algorithm for intensive insulin-therapy. Methods The study took place in the adult general intensive care unit (11 beds of a 44-bed department of intensive care at a tertiary care university hospital. All patients admitted during the 32 months of the study were enrolled. We retrospectively analysed all arterial blood glucose (BG results from samples that were obtained over a period of 20 months prior to the implementation of SGC. We then introduced an algorithm for intensive insulin therapy; aiming for arterial blood-glucose at 4.4 – 6.1 mmol/L. Doctors and nurses were trained in the principles and potential benefits and risks of SGC. Consecutive statistical analyses of blood samples over a period of 12 months were used to assess performance, provide feedback and uncover incidences of hypoglycaemia. Results Median BG level was 6.6 mmol/L (interquartile range 5.6 to 7.7 mmol/L during the period prior to implementation of SGC (494 patients, and fell to 5.9 (IQR 5.1 to 7.0 mmol/L following introduction of the new algorithm (448 patients. The percentage of BG samples > 8 mmol/L was reduced from 19.2 % to 13.1 %. Before implementation of SGC, 33 % of samples were between 4.4 to 6.1 mmol/L and 12 patients (2.4 % had one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia ( Conclusion The retrospective part of the study indicated ample room for improvement. Through the implementation of SGC the fraction of samples within the new target range increased from 33% to 45.8%. There was also a significant increase in severe hypoglycaemic episodes. There continues to be potential for improved glycaemic control within our ICU. This might be achieved through an improved algorithm and continued efforts to increase nurses' confidence and skills in achieving SGC.

  3. Insulin and Metformin Regulate Circulating and Adipose Tissue Chemerin

    Tan, Bee K.; Chen, Jing; Farhatullah, Syed; Adya, Raghu; Kaur, Jaspreet; Heutling, Dennis; Lewandowski, Krzysztof C.; O'Hare, J. Paul; Lehnert, Hendrik; Randeva, Harpal S.

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To assess chemerin levels and regulation in sera and adipose tissue from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and matched control subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Real-time RT-PCR and Western blotting were used to assess mRNA and protein expression of chemerin. Serum chemerin was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We investigated the in vivo effects of insulin on serum chemerin levels via a prolonged insulin-glucose infusion. Ex vivo effects of insulin, metfo...

  4. Effects of cholic acid infusion in fetal lambs.

    Campos, G A; Guerra, F A; Israel, E J

    1986-01-01

    The effects of prolonged intravenous infusions of cholic acid into fetal lambs are described in this study. The ewes (n = 10, 11 fetuses) were operated on at 114 days of gestation (term = 150 days) by placing plastic catheters in maternal and fetal vessels and in the amniotic cavity. Gestational ages were confirmed after delivery by radiographic examination of the ossification centers of the fetal legs. Infusions of cholic acid (1.6 mumoles/min-1) started 8 to 10 days after surgery in 5 fetuses (including one twin). The remaining 6 fetuses (also including one twin) were infused with 5% dextrose in water. Total plasma bile acids at the beginning of the experiment were similar in both groups (23.8 +/- 6.6 vs. 24.3 +/- 5.7 microM). No significant changes in fetal heart rate, blood pressure, blood gases or pH were detected during the infusion. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid was observed during the third day of infusion in all the fetuses infused with cholic acid and in one control fetus. Fetuses infused with cholic acid were delivered alive 19-26 days before term. The concentration of plasma bile acids in the experimental group at delivery was 829 +/- 305 microM, i.e. significantly higher than that of the control group (24.4 +/- 5.7 microM). Control fetuses (except one twin) were delivered at term. We concluded that cholic acid, even at the high dose infused, is neither lethal nor severely harmful for the fetus. Meconium passage of the fetuses infused with cholic acid, in our experiment, appeared to be related to the stimulatory effect of cholic acid on fetal colonic motility rather than to fetal hypoxia.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3716776

  5. [Effects of ACTH on plasma insulin and glucose].

    Carruez, A J; Gonzlez, G D; Cabrerizo, E L; Jabari, S N; Echeverra, R U; Renedo, C F; Manchado, O O

    1975-01-01

    The authors studied the effects of intramuscular and intravenous administration of ACTH on plasma glucose and insulin in rabbits. They found well marked differences --specially in insulin behavior-- between the effects of ACTH in rabbits and in humans. In rabbits, the investigators observed hyperinsulinism unable to decrease glycemia levels. These data are discussed. PMID:174173

  6. Insulin sensitivity

    Hoek, Anita van den

    2006-01-01

    Er zijn steeds meer aanwijzingen dat neuropeptiden in de hypothalamus en maagdarmhormonen die hun werking hebben op de hypothalamus en betrokken zijn bij de regulatie van voedselinname, ook betrokken zouden kunnen zijn bij de regulatie van insuline gevoeligheid. Daarom hebben we eerst de effecten van voedselstatus zelf op insuline gevoeligheid gekarakteriseerd en vervolgens gekeken naar de effecten van een aantal signalen voor voedselstatus binnen de maagdarm-brein as op insuline gevoeligheid...

  7. Continuous radioisotope infusion

    Continuous infusion of a radioactive marker was used instead of a conventional bolus injection to improve haemodynamic studies. Tc-99m was infused into the blood circulation at a constant rate for 100-300 seconds and the activity in the target structure was measured by a gamma camera with a computer system or by a single detector. The concentration of the marker increased linearly at the same rate throughout the circulating system. Due to variations in transport time from infusion site to different parts of the system the rise of activity occurred at different times. A theory for the calculations was presented and consequently confirmed in a model study. Blood flow patterns in artificial kidneys and alterations in renal blood flow induced by angiotensin were studied. The results are presented as time-function curves or as computer images. This technique can be used to evaluate distributions and alterations of flow in separate parts of a complex circulating system. (author)

  8. Glucose tolerance, insulin release, and insulin binding to monocytes in kidney transplant recipients

    In order to evaluate glucose tolerance following renal transplantation, intravenous glucose tolerance tests (IVGTT), with evaluation of hormonal responses to the intravenous glucose load and percent specific 125I-insulin binding to peripheral blood monocytes, were studied in eight clinically stable kidney transplant recipients. For comparison purposes, identical studies were done in eight control subjects and seven clinically stable hemodialysis patients. One transplant recipient was glucose intolerant, with fasting hyperglycemia, elevated HbA1C, and abnormal glucose decay constant. Impaired pancreatic insulin release appeared to be the major factor accounting for his glucose intolerance. The seven glucose-tolerant transplant recipients had significantly increased insulin release during IVGTT compared to control subjects, and significant correlations were found among insulin release, glucose decay constant, and fasting blood sugar in those patients. Insulin binding to monocytes was significantly greater in transplant recipients than control subjects due to an increase in insulin binding capacity per cell. A significant correlation was found between percent specific 125I-insulin binding and steroid dose, expressed as mg/kg body weight/day, in those patients. Thus, chronic steroid administration does not cause glucose intolerance in transplant recipients who manifest steroid-associated increases in pancreatic insulin release and cellular insulin binding capacity

  9. Insulin poisoning with suicidal intent

    Abhay Gundgurthi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a 27-year-old paramedical lady with no known comorbidities, who presented with rapid-onset coma with hypoglycemia (plasma glucose at admission was 35 mg/dL. Clinical alertness suspected and confirmed the diagnosis of exogenous insulin administration probably with suicidal intent. During the course of her ICU stay, she developed bradycardia and hypotension which required ionotropic support. She remained in coma for 90 hours. A total of 470 g of dextrose was infused until she regained consciousness. No other complications of insulin overdose were observed during her stay in the hospital. Recovery was complete without any residual neurological deficits. Insulin administration should be kept in differential diagnosis when any case presents with coma and hypoglycemia, especially in paramedical personnel.

  10. Acute pain induces insulin resistance in humans

    Greisen, J.; Juhl, C.B.; Grøfte, Thorbjørn; Vilstrup, Hendrik; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Schmitz, O.

    2001-01-01

    randomly sequenced hyperinsulinemic–euglycemic (insulin infusion rate, 0.6 mU · kg-1 · min-1 for 180 min) clamp studies 4 weeks apart. Self-controlled painful electrical stimulation was applied to the abdominal skin for 30 min, to a pain intensity of 8 on a visual analog scale of 0–10, just before the...

  11. Pharmacokinetics of oral and intravenous melatonin in healthy volunteers

    Andersen, Lars P. H.; Werner, Mads U.; Rosenkilde, Mette M; Harpsøe, Nathja G.; Fuglsang, Hanne; Rosenberg, Jacob; Gögenur, Ismail

    2016-01-01

    Background The aim was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of oral and iv melatonin in healthy volunteers. Methods The study was performed as a cohort crossover study. The volunteers received either 10 mg oral melatonin or 10 mg intravenous melatonin on two separate study days. Blood samples were collected at different time points following oral administration and short iv infusion, respectively. Plasma melatonin concentrations were determined by RIA technique. Pharmacokinetic analyses were p...

  12. Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy: Intravenous versus Oral Route

    Meghana N Mehta, Jitesh M Shah

    2014-01-01

    Background: The aim of this prospective, randomized, controlled study was to compare the efficacy of intravenous iron sucrose versus oral iron in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy. Methodology: One hundred fifty pregnant women with gestational age less than 34 weeks with iron deficiency anemia were selected. The women in group A received IV iron sucrose. The drug was administered by IV infusion. The women in the group B received ferrous sulphate as oral iron in the d...

  13. Estimation of prehepatic insulin secretion: comparison between standardized C-peptide and insulin kinetic models.

    Tura, Andrea; Pacini, Giovanni; Kautzky-Willer, Alexandra; Gastaldelli, Amalia; DeFronzo, Ralph A; Ferrannini, Ele; Mari, Andrea

    2012-03-01

    Our aim was to compare traditional C-peptide-based method and insulin-based method with standardized kinetic parameters in the estimation of prehepatic insulin secretion rate (ISR). One-hundred thirty-four subjects with varying degrees of glucose tolerance received an insulin-modified intravenous glucose tolerance test and a standard oral glucose tolerance test with measurement of plasma insulin and C-peptide. From the intravenous glucose tolerance test, we determined insulin kinetics parameters and selected standardized kinetic parameters based on mean values in a selected subgroup. We computed ISR from insulin concentration during the oral glucose tolerance test using these parameters and compared ISR with the standard C-peptide deconvolution approach. We then performed the same comparison in an independent data set (231 subjects). In the first data set, total ISRs from insulin and C-peptide were highly correlated (R(2) = 0.75, P ISR (85 ± 5 vs 67 ± 3 nmol, P = .002), in part because of differences in insulin assay. Similar results were obtained for fasting ISR. Despite the modest bias, the insulin and C-peptide methods were consistent in predicting differences between groups (eg, obese vs nonobese) and relationships with other physiological variables (eg, body mass index, insulin resistance). The insulin method estimated first-phase ISR peak similarly to the C-peptide method and better than the simple use of insulin concentration. The insulin-based ISR method compares favorably with the C-peptide approach. The method will be particularly useful in data sets lacking C-peptide to assess β-cell function through models requiring prehepatic secretion. PMID:21944265

  14. Prediction of the insulin sensitivity index using Bayesian networks

    Bøttcher, Susanne Gammelgaard; Dethlefsen, Claus

    . In this paper we learn the parameters and structure of several Bayesian networks relating measurements from an oral glucose tolerance test to the insulin sensitivity index determined from an intravenous study on the same individuals. The networks can then be used in prediction of from an oral glucose......The insulin sensitivity index () can be used in assessing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. An intravenous study is used to determine using Bergmans minimal model. However, an intravenous study is time consuming and expensive and therefore not suitable for large scale epidemiological studies...

  15. Effects of intravenous methyl palmoxirate on the turnover and oxidation of fatty acids in conscious dogs

    Methyl palmoxirate (MP) is a member of a class of hypoglycemic agents that inhibit fatty acid oxidation in vitro. The studies presented here were undertaken to determine the effects of intravenous (IV) MP on tracer-determined rates of fatty acid oxidation and systemic adipose tissue lipolysis in dogs. MP (40 mg/kg) was administered IV to five mongrel dogs using a primed continuous infusion of [1-14C]palmitate to determine palmitate kinetics. Palmitate concentration and rate of appearance decreased rapidly (from 155 +/- 25 to 47 +/- 6 mumol/L and 2.9 +/- 0.5 to 0.9 +/- 0.2 mumol.kg-1.min-1, respectively, at 15 minutes, both P less than .05). Palmitate oxidation also decreased, from 1.5 +/- 0.4 to 0.3 +/- 0.1 mumol.kg-1.min-1, P less than .05. Oxidative clearance decreased by approximately 50% 90 minutes after MP administration (P less than .05). Fractional oxidation of palmitate also decreased by approximately 40% (P less than .05). Plasma insulin increased from 45 +/- 6 to 240 +/- 93 pmol/L at 15 minutes (P less than .05). Plasma glucose decreased over the course of study by approximately 20% (P less than .05). In summary, MP has a specific inhibitory effect on plasma free fatty acid (FFA) oxidation in dogs, confirming previous in vitro observations in an in vivo model. In addition, it has a potent antilipolytic effect when administered IV, an effect likely mediated by stimulation of insulin secretion. The observation that systemic FFA oxidation was only partially suppressed at this relatively high dose of MP is consistent with previous studies suggesting that MP may exert its major effect in the liver, and may be less potent in extrahepatic tissues

  16. Dissociation of the effects of epinephrine and insulin on glucose and protein metabolism

    The separate and combined effects of insulin and epinephrine on leucine metabolism were examined in healthy young volunteers. Subjects participated in four experimental protocols: (1) euglycemic insulin clamp (+80 microU/ml), (2) epinephrine infusion (50 ng.kg-1.min-1) plus somatostatin with basal replacement of insulin and glucagon, (3) combined epinephrine (50 ng.kg-1.min-1) plus insulin (+80 microU/ml) infusion, and (4) epinephrine and somatostatin as in study 2 plus basal amino acid replacement. Studies were performed with a prime-continuous infusion of [1-14C]leucine and indirect calorimetry. Our results indicate that (1) hyperinsulinemia causes a generalized decrease in plasma amino acid concentrations, including leucine; (2) the reduction in plasma leucine concentration is primarily due to an inhibition of endogenous leucine flux; nonoxidative leucine disposal decreases after insulin infusion; (3) epinephrine, without change in plasma insulin concentration, reduces plasma amino acid levels; (4) combined epinephrine-insulin infusion causes a greater decrease in plasma amino levels than observed with either hormone alone; this is because of a greater inhibition of endogenous leucine flux; and (5) when basal amino acid concentrations are maintained constant with a balanced amino acid infusion, epinephrine inhibits the endogenous leucine flux. In conclusion, the present results do not provide support for the concept that epinephrine is a catabolic hormone with respect to amino acid-protein metabolism. In contrast, epinephrine markedly inhibits insulin-mediated glucose metabolism

  17. Intravenous AAV8 Encoding Urocortin-2 Increases Function of the Failing Heart in Mice

    Lai, N. Chin; Gao, Mei Hua; Giamouridis, Dimosthenis; Suarez, Jorge; Miyanohara, Atsushi; Parikh, Jay; Hightower, Stephen; Guo, Tracy; Dillmann, Wolfgang; Kim, Young-Chul; Diaz-Juarez, Julieta; Hammond, H Kirk

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Urocortin-2 (UCn2) peptide infusion increases cardiac function in patients with heart failure, but chronic peptide infusion is cumbersome, is costly, and provides only short-term benefits. Gene transfer would circumvent these shortcomings. We previously showed that a single intravenous (IV) injection of AAV8.UCn2 increases plasma UCn2 and left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function for at least 7 months in normal mice. Here we test the hypothesis that IV delivery of AAV8.UC...

  18. Familial Occurrence of Pulmonary Embolism after Intravenous, Adipose Tissue-Derived Stem Cell Therapy

    Jung, Jae Woo; Kwon, Minsuk; Choi, Jae Chol; Shin, Jong Wook; Park, In Won; Choi, Byoung Whui; Kim, Jae Yeol

    2013-01-01

    The therapeutic potential of human multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, especially human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hASC), is promising. However, there are concerns about the safety of infusion of hASC in human. Recently, we have experienced pulmonary embolism and infarct among family members who have taken multiple infusions of intravenous autologous hASC therapy. A 41-year-old man presented with chest pain for one month. Chest CT showed multiple pulmonary artery embolism and infar...

  19. Intravenous amino acids in third trimester isolated oligohydramnios

    To determine the efficacy of maternal administration of intravenous amino acid solution in improving amniotic fluid volume in cases of isolated oligohydramnios and to observe its impact on mode of delivery and neonatal outcome. Study Design: A prospective case series. Methodology: Forty two women with singleton pregnancy, well established gestational age and clinically and sonographically proven isolated oligohydramnios in the third trimester before 36 weeks were administered amino acid solution intravenously after excluding cases of premature rupture of membranes, congenital anomaly of fetus, maternal pulmonary, cardiovascular and hypertensive disorders, and severe placental insufficiency (raised S/D ratio). Pre-infusion and postinfusion Amniotic fluid Index (AFI) was measured and repeated weekly. Women were followed till delivery. Results: According to repeated measurement analysis of variance, mean pre-infusion AFI was 4.7 cm, mean one week postinfusion AFI was 5.8 cm, mean two week post-infusion AFI was 6.2 cm and mean three week AFI was 6.3 cm (p-value 0.029, significant). Cesarean section became a predominant mode of delivery in this group without a firm evidence of associated fetal compromise. Conclusion: Amino acid infusion is an effective therapy for raising AFI in isolated oligohydramnios in this case series. Liberal use of cesarean section in this selected group should be carefully re-evaluated. (author)

  20. Significance of the allergy history in the use of intravenous X-ray contrast media

    Schmidt, M.; Kroczek, U.

    1986-09-01

    A restrospective study correlating allergy histories and reactions to X-ray contrast media was performed with a study group containing 519 patients receiving intravenous and infusion cholangiograms and 827 patients receiving intravenous and infusion pyelograms. Reactions against X-ray contrast media were observed significantly more frequently among patients with a positive allergy history independent of the suspected allergy (p<0.001) in cholangiogram cases, p=0.01 in pyelogram cases. These results emphasize the importance of obtaining an allergy history prior to patient examination with X-ray contrast media.

  1. The significance of the allergy history in the use of intravenous X-ray contrast media

    A restrospective study correlating allergy histories and reactions to X-ray contrast media was performed with a study group containing 519 patients receiving intravenous and infusion cholangiograms and 827 patients receiving intravenous and infusion pyelograms. Reactions against X-ray contrast media were observed significantly more frequently among patients with a positive allergy history independent of the suspected allergy (p<0.001) in cholangiogram cases, p=0.01 in pyelogram cases. These results emphasize the importance of obtaining an allergy history prior to patient examination with X-ray contrast media. (orig.)

  2. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

    Superselective arterial infusion for patients with advanced head and neck cancer has been increasingly applied in Japan. We analyzed our experiences and evaluated the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Through October 1999 to March 2002, 29 patients, ranging in age between 33 and 71 years (median 52 years), received superselective intra-arterial infusion therapy of cisplatin (100-120 mg/m2/week) with simultaneous intravenous infusion of thiosulfate for neutralizing cisplatin toxicity, and conventional concomitant extrabeam radiotherapy (65 Gy/26 f/6.5 weeks). Four patients were diagnosed with stage III and 25 with stage IV. Thirteen patients were considered contraindicated for surgery, and the other 16 patients rejected radical surgery. Primary tumor sites included paranasal sinus (11 patients), hypopharynx (7), oropharynx (6), oral cavity (4), and parotid gland (1). During the median follow-up period of 20 months, there was no apparent recurrence in 14 (48.3%) of 29 patients. Eleven (37.9%) patients died of disease, and three (10.3%) were alive with disease. In twenty-one patients (72.4%) the primary lesions were well-controlled. Acute toxic effects were moderate, and severe toxic events occurred in four cases, namely, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia, sepsis, tetraplasia, and osteoradionecrosis. We confirmed the effectiveness and safety of superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy. Furthermore, we must establish the optimal procedures and schedule, as well as the indications for this treatment. This treatment protocol may improve the prognosis of patients with unresectable disease and patients rejecting surgical treatment. Further study in this particular area is needed. (author)

  3. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

    Homma, Akihiro; Suzuki, Fumiyuki; Inuyama, Yukio; Fukuda, Satoshi [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). School of Medicine

    2003-05-01

    Superselective arterial infusion for patients with advanced head and neck cancer has been increasingly applied in Japan. We analyzed our experiences and evaluated the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Through October 1999 to March 2002, 29 patients, ranging in age between 33 and 71 years (median 52 years), received superselective intra-arterial infusion therapy of cisplatin (100-120 mg/m{sup 2}/week) with simultaneous intravenous infusion of thiosulfate for neutralizing cisplatin toxicity, and conventional concomitant extrabeam radiotherapy (65 Gy/26 f/6.5 weeks). Four patients were diagnosed with stage III and 25 with stage IV. Thirteen patients were considered contraindicated for surgery, and the other 16 patients rejected radical surgery. Primary tumor sites included paranasal sinus (11 patients), hypopharynx (7), oropharynx (6), oral cavity (4), and parotid gland (1). During the median follow-up period of 20 months, there was no apparent recurrence in 14 (48.3%) of 29 patients. Eleven (37.9%) patients died of disease, and three (10.3%) were alive with disease. In twenty-one patients (72.4%) the primary lesions were well-controlled. Acute toxic effects were moderate, and severe toxic events occurred in four cases, namely, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia, sepsis, tetraplasia, and osteoradionecrosis. We confirmed the effectiveness and safety of superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy. Furthermore, we must establish the optimal procedures and schedule, as well as the indications for this treatment. This treatment protocol may improve the prognosis of patients with unresectable disease and patients rejecting surgical treatment. Further study in this particular area is needed. (author)

  4. Elimination of ascorbic acid after high-dose infusion in prostate cancer patients

    Nielsen, Torben Kjær; Højgaard, Martin; Andersen, Jon Thor Trærup; Poulsen, Henrik Enghusen; Lykkesfeldt, Jens; Mikines, Kari Joensen

    2015-01-01

    Treatment with high-dose intravenous (IV) ascorbic acid (AA) is used in complementary and alternative medicine for various conditions including cancer. Cytotoxicity to cancer cell lines has been observed with millimolar concentrations of AA. Little is known about the pharmacokinetics of high dose...... infusion stop in prostate cancer patients with normal kidney function. We propose a regimen with a bolus loading followed by a maintenance infusion based on the calculated clearance....

  5. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia.

    Saharan, Sunil; Balaji, Seshadri

    2015-01-01

    We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiodarone. PMID:25684888

  6. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

    Sunil Saharan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT. During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiodarone.

  7. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

    Sunil Saharan; Seshadri Balaji

    2015-01-01

    We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiod...

  8. Myocardial protein turnover in patients with coronary artery disease. Effect of branched chain amino acid infusion.

    L. H. Young; McNulty, P H; De Morgan, C.; Deckelbaum, L I; Zaret, B L; Barrett, E J

    1991-01-01

    The regulation of protein metabolism in the human heart has not previously been studied. In 10 postabsorptive patients with coronary artery disease, heart protein synthesis and degradation were estimated simultaneously from the extraction of intravenously infused L-[ring-2,6-3H]phenylalanine (PHE) and the dilution of its specific activity across the heart at isotopic steady state. We subsequently examined the effect of branched chain amino acid (BCAA) infusion on heart protein turnover and on...

  9. Neuroma removal for neuropathic pain: efficacy and predictive value of lidocaine infusion

    Nikolajsen, Lone; Black, Joel A; Kroner, Karsten; Jensen, Troels S; Waxman, Stephen G

    2010-01-01

    injury were studied before and 3 months after neuroma excision. Quantitative sensory testing included measurement of areas of brush-evoked allodynia, pinprick hyperalgesia, and mechanical and thermal thresholds. The hypothesis that the analgesic response to a preoperative, intravenous infusion of the...... not predicted by the response to preoperative infusion of intravenous lidocaine. DISCUSSION: Our findings suggest that, as a therapeutic maneuver, surgical excision of neuromas should be reserved for only those patients with intractable pain, who have failed to respond to other therapies. However...

  10. Auditory function after continuous infusion of gentamicin to high-risk newborns

    Colding, H; Andersen, E A; Prytz, S; Wulffsberg, H; Andersen, G E

    1989-01-01

    Audiometry was performed at four years of age in 69 of 105 surviving children who had received continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin during neonatal intensive care. A hearing loss of 20 dB was found in 2 of them (3%), corresponding to that shown in other studies of survivors following...... neonatal intensive care. Free field audiometry performed in another 7 children and questionnaires returned from 13 of the remaining 29 gave no suspicion of hearing loss. Thus there is no indication that continuous 24 hours intravenous infusion of gentamicin causes more hearing impairment than intermittent...

  11. Inhaled insulin: A “puff” than a “shot” before meals

    Dick B. S. Brashier

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by relative or absolute deficiency of insulin, resulting in hyperglycemia. The main treatment of diabetes relies on subcutaneous insulin administration by injection or continuous infusion to control glucose levels, besides oral hypoglycemic agents for type 2 diabetes. Novel routes of insulin administration are an area of research in the diabetes field as insulin injection therapy is burdensome and painful for many patients. Inhalational insulin is a potential alternative to subcutaneous insulin in the management of diabetes. The large surface area, good vascularization, immense capacity for solute exchange and ultra-thinness of the alveolar epithelium facilitates systemic delivery of insulin via pulmonary administration. Inhaled insulin has been recently approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA. It is a novel, rapid-acting inhaled insulin with a pharmacokinetic profile that is different from all other insulin products and comparatively safer than the previous failed inhaled insulin (Exubera.

  12. Lipolytic response to glucose infusion in human subjects

    The authors have determined the effect of various rates of glucose infusion on the rates of release of glycerol (R/sub a/ glycerol), free fatty acids (R/sub a/ FFA), and on energy metabolism in normal human volunteers. Plasma kinetics were determined with use of the stable isotopic tracers D-5-glycerol and [1-13C]palmitate, and energy metabolism was determined by indirect calorimetry. The effect of glucose infusion on R/sub a/ glycerol and R/sub a/ FFA was dose-dependent. At 4 mg x kg-1 x min-1, both R/sub a/ glycerol and R/sub a/ FFA were suppressed; at 8 mg x kg-1 x min-1, R/sub a/ FFA was even more depressed, but R/sub a/ glycerol was similar to the value during the 4 mg x kg-1 x min-1 infusion. At all infusion rates tested, the amount of potential energy available from the sum of the glucose infusion and endogenously mobilized fat was always greater than when no glucose was infused. Glucose decreased fat mobilization by both inhibiting lipolysis and stimulating reesterification, thus causing a significant increase in triglyceride-fatty acid substrate cycling within the adipose tissue. Plasma insulin was determined by radioimmunoassay

  13. Insulin receptor antibody-iduronate 2-sulfatase fusion protein: pharmacokinetics, anti-drug antibody, and safety pharmacology in Rhesus monkeys.

    Boado, Ruben J; Ka-Wai Hui, Eric; Zhiqiang Lu, Jeff; Pardridge, William M

    2014-11-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Type II is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme, iduronate 2-sulfatase (IDS). The majority of MPSII cases affect the brain. However, enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant IDS does not treat the brain, because IDS is a large molecule drug that does not cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). To enable BBB penetration, IDS has been re-engineered as an IgG-IDS fusion protein, where the IgG domain is a monoclonal antibody (MAb) against the human insulin receptor (HIR). The HIRMAb crosses the BBB via receptor-mediated transport on the endogenous BBB insulin receptor, and the HIRMAb domain of the fusion protein acts as a molecular Trojan horse to ferry the fused IDS into brain from blood. The present study reports on the first safety pharmacology and pharmacokinetics study of the HIRMAb-IDS fusion protein. Juvenile male Rhesus monkeys were infused intravenously (IV) weekly for 26 weeks with 0, 3, 10, or 30?mg/kg of the HIRMAb-IDS fusion protein. The plasma clearance of the fusion protein followed a linear pharmacokinetics profile, which was equivalent either with measurements of the plasma concentration of immunoreactive HIRMAb-IDS fusion protein, or with assays of plasma IDS enzyme activity. Anti-drug antibody (ADA) titers were monitored monthly, and the ADA response was primarily directed against the variable region of the HIRMAb domain of the fusion protein. No infusion related reactions or clinical signs of immune response were observed during the course of the study. A battery of safety pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and tissue histopathology showed no signs of adverse events, and demonstrate the safety profile of chronic treatment of primates with 3-30?mg/kg weekly IV infusion doses of the HIRMAb-IDS fusion protein. PMID:24889100

  14. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment.

    Fluher, Jure; Markota, Andrej; Stoer, Andra; Sinkovi?, Andreja

    2015-01-01

    Cold fluid infusions can be used to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Fluid temperature higher than 4C can increase the volume of fluid needed, prolong the induction phase of hypothermia and thus contribute to complications. We performed a laboratory experiment with two objectives. The first objective was to analyze the effect of wrapping fluid bags in ice packs on the increase of fluid temperature with time in bags exposed to ambient conditions. The second objective was to quantify the effect of insulating venous tubing and adjusting flow rate on fluid temperature increase from bag to the level of an intravenous cannula during a simulated infusion. The temperature of fluid in bags wrapped in ice packs was significantly lower compared to controls at all time points during the 120 minutes observation. The temperature increase from the bag to the level of intravenous cannula was significantly lower for insulated tubing at all infusion rates (median temperature differences between bag and intravenous cannula were: 8.9, 4.8, 4.0, and 3.1C, for non-insulated and 5.9, 3.05, 1.1, and 0.3C, for insulated tubing, at infusion rates 10, 30, 60, and 100 mL/minute, respectively). The results from this study could potentially be used to decrease the volume of fluid infused when inducing mild hypothermia with an infusion of cold fluids. PMID:26614854

  15. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment

    Jure Fluher

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Cold fluid infusions can be used to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Fluid temperature higher than 4°C can increase the volume of fluid needed, prolong the induction phase of hypothermia and thus contribute to complications. We performed a laboratory experiment with two objectives. The first objective was to analyze the effect of wrapping fluid bags in ice packs on the increase of fluid temperature with time in bags exposed to ambient conditions. The second objective was to quantify the effect of insulating venous tubing and adjusting flow rate on fluid temperature increase from bag to the level of an intravenous cannula during a simulated infusion. The temperature of fluid in bags wrapped in ice packs was significantly lower compared to controls at all time points during the 120 minutes observation. The temperature increase from the bag to the level of intravenous cannula was significantly lower for insulated tubing at all infusion rates (median temperature differences between bag and intravenous cannula were: 8.9, 4.8, 4.0, and 3.1°C, for non-insulated and 5.9, 3.05, 1.1, and 0.3°C, for insulated tubing, at infusion rates 10, 30, 60, and 100 mL/minute, respectively. The results from this study could potentially be used to decrease the volume of fluid infused when inducing mild hypothermia with an infusion of cold fluids.

  16. Adipose Tissue Free Fatty Acid Storage In Vivo: Effects of Insulin Versus Niacin as a Control for Suppression of Lipolysis.

    Ali, Asem H; Mundi, Manpreet; Koutsari, Christina; Bernlohr, David A; Jensen, Michael D

    2015-08-01

    Insulin stimulates the translocation fatty acid transport protein 1 (FATP1) to plasma membrane, and thus greater free fatty acid (FFA) uptake, in adipocyte cell models. Whether insulin stimulates greater FFA clearance into adipose tissue in vivo is unknown. We tested this hypothesis by comparing direct FFA storage in subcutaneous adipose tissue during insulin versus niacin-medicated suppression of lipolysis. We measured direct FFA storage in abdominal and femoral subcutaneous fat in 10 and 11 adults, respectively, during euglycemic hyperinsulinemia or after oral niacin to suppress FFA compared with 11 saline control experiments. Direct palmitate storage was assessed using a [U-(13)C]palmitate infusion to measure palmitate kinetics and an intravenous palmitate radiotracer bolus/timed biopsy. Plasma palmitate concentrations and flux were suppressed to 23 3 and 26 5 mol ? L(-1) (P = 0.91) and 44 4 and 39 5 mol ? min(-1) (P = 0.41) in the insulin and niacin groups, respectively, much less (P niacin, and saline groups, abdominal palmitate storage rates were 0.25 0.05 vs. 0.25 0.07 vs. 0.32 0.05 mol ? kg adipose lipid(-1) ? min(-1), respectively (P = NS), and femoral adipose storage rates were 0.19 0.06 vs. 0.20 0.05 vs. 0.31 0.05 mol ? kg adipose lipid(-1) ? min(-1), respectively (P = NS). In conclusion, insulin does not increase FFA storage in adipose tissue compared with niacin, which suppresses lipolysis via a different pathway. PMID:25883112

  17. Adiponectin Inhibits Insulin Function in Primary Trophoblasts by PPARα-Mediated Ceramide Synthesis

    Aye, Irving L M H; Gao, Xiaoli; Weintraub, Susan T.; Jansson, Thomas; Powell, Theresa L.

    2014-01-01

    Maternal adiponectin (ADN) levels are inversely correlated with birth weight, and ADN infusion in pregnant mice down-regulates placental nutrient transporters and decreases fetal growth. In contrast to the insulin-sensitizing effects in adipose tissue and muscle, ADN inhibits insulin signaling in the placenta. However, the molecular mechanisms involved are unknown. We hypothesized that ADN inhibits insulin signaling and insulin-stimulated amino acid transport in primary human trophoblasts by ...

  18. IMPAIRED BAROREFLEX GAIN DURING PREGNANCY IN CONSCIOUS RATS: ROLE OF BRAIN INSULIN

    Azar, Afaf S.; Brooks, Virginia L.

    2010-01-01

    Pregnancy impairs baroreflex gain, but the mechanism is incompletely understood. To test the hypothesis that reductions in brain insulin contribute, we determined if pregnant rats exhibit lower cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) insulin concentrations and if intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of insulin normalizes gain of baroreflex control of heart rate in conscious pregnant rats. CSF insulin was lower in pregnant (68±21 pg/ml) compared to virgin (169±25 pg/ml) rats (P

  19. Extreme subcutaneous, intramuscular and inhaled insulin resistance treated by pancreas transplantation alone.

    Sa, J R; Alvarenga, M A; Rangel, E B; Melaragno, C S; Gonzalez, A M; Linhares, M M; Salzedas, A; Carmona, A K; Tonetto-Fernandes, V; Gabbay, M A; Medina Pestana, J O; Dib, S A

    2010-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus with resistance to insulin administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly (DRIASM) is a rare syndrome and is usually treated with continuous intravenous insulin infusion. We present here two cases of DRIASM in 16 and 18 years female patients that were submitted to pancreas transplantation alone (PTA). Both were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as young children and had labile glycemic control with recurrent episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis. They had prolonged periods of hospitalization and complications related to their central venous access. Exocrine and endocrine drainages were in the bladder and systemic, respectively. Both presented immediate graft function. In patient 1, enteric conversion was necessary due to reflux pancreatitis. Patient 2 developed mild postoperative hyperglycemia in spite of having normal pancreas allograft biopsy and that was attributed to her immunosuppressive regimen. Patient 1 died 9 months after PTA from septic shock related to pneumonia. In 8 months of follow-up, Patient 2 presented optimal glycemic control without the use of antidiabetic agents. In conclusion, PTA may be an alternative treatment for DRIASM patients. PMID:19958338

  20. Ultrastructural pulmonary changes induced by intravenously administered 3-methylindole in goats.

    Bradley, B. J.; Carlson, J.R.

    1980-01-01

    Transmission electron microscopy was used to characterize early pulmonary lesions in goats after a 2-hour intravenous infusion of 0.04 g 3-methylindole (3MI) per kilogram body weight. Groups of 2 or 3 goats were euthanized at 0.5, 2, 4, 8, and 24 hours after the beginning of the infusion. Changes in lung ultrastructure were compared to noninfused and carrier-infused (propylene glycol) controls. By 0.5 hour, mitochondria and intracellular vesicles were swollen in capillary endothelial, alveola...

  1. Time-dependent changes in insulin requirement for maternal glycemic control during antenatal corticosteroid therapy in women with gestational diabetes: a retrospective study.

    Itoh, Arata; Saisho, Yoshifumi; Miyakoshi, Kei; Fukutake, Marie; Kasuga, Yoshifumi; Ochiai, Daigo; Matsumoto, Tadashi; Tanaka, Mamoru; Itoh, Hiroshi

    2016-01-31

    Though recommended for pregnant women at risk of preterm birth to improve perinatal outcomes, antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) treatment can cause maternal hyperglycemia, especially in cases of glucose intolerance. A standardized protocol for preventing hyperglycemia during ACS treatment remains to be established. We herein retrospectively investigated the time-dependent changes in insulin dose required for maternal glycemic control during ACS treatment in gestational diabetes (GDM). Twelve singleton pregnant women with GDM who received 12 mg of betamethasone intramuscularly twice 24 hours apart were included in this analysis. Of those, eight also received ritodrine hydrochloride for preterm labor. The blood glucose levels were maintained at 70-120 mg/dL with continuous intravenous infusion of insulin and nothing by mouth for 48 hours after the first betamethasone administration. After the first dose of betamethasone, the insulin dosage needed for glycemic control gradually increased and reached a maximum (6.6 ± 5.8 units/hr) at 10 hours, then, decreased to 4.1 ± 1.5 units/hr at 24 hours. Similar changes in the insulin requirement were found after the second betamethasone dose (the maximum insulin dosage: 5.5 ± 1.6 units/hr at 9 hours following the second administration). Women treated with ritodrine hydrochloride needed more insulin, than those without ritodrine hydrochloride treatment (130.8 ± 15.0 vs. 76.8 ± 15.2 units/day, respectively, p betamethasone. When GDM is treated with ACS, levels of blood glucose should be carefully monitored, especially in patients treated with ritodrine hydrochloride. PMID:26510662

  2. Effects of 7 days of exercise training on insulin sensitivity and responsiveness in type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Kirwan, John P; Solomon, Thomas; Wojta, Daniel M; Staten, Myrlene A; Holloszy, John O

    2009-01-01

    infusion, second stage 1,000 mU.m(-2).min(-1) insulin infusion, together with a [3-(3)H]glucose infusion, before and after 7 days of exercise. The training consisted of 30 min of cycling and 30 min of treadmill walking at approximately 70% of maximal aerobic capacity daily for 7 days. The exercise program...... vigorous exercise training can induce significant improvements in insulin action in type 2 diabetes. These improvements include increased peripheral insulin sensitivity and responsiveness as well as enhanced suppression of hepatic glucose production.......The objectives of this study were to determine whether 1) the improvement in insulin action induced by short-term exercise training in patients with type 2 diabetes is due to an improvement in insulin sensitivity, an improvement in insulin responsiveness, or a combination of improved insulin...

  3. Insulin Pumps

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  5. Human skeletal muscle ceramide content is not a major factor in muscle insulin sensitivity

    Skovbro, M; Baranowski, M; Skov-Jensen, C; Flint, A; Dela, F; Gorski, J; Helge, J W

    2008-01-01

    AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In skeletal muscle, ceramides may be involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance through an attenuation of insulin signalling. This study investigated total skeletal muscle ceramide fatty acid content in participants exhibiting a wide range of insulin sensitivities. METHODS......-hyperinsulinaemic clamp was performed for 120 and 90 min for step 1 and step 2, respectively. Muscle biopsies were obtained from vastus lateralis at baseline, and after steps 1 and 2. RESULTS: Glucose infusion rates increased in response to insulin infusion, and significant differences were present between groups (T2D...

  6. Reversal of cerebral vasospasm via intravenous sodium nitrite after subarachnoid hemorrhage in primates

    Fathi, Ali Reza; Pluta, Ryszard M.; Bakhtian, Kamran D.; Qi, Meng; Lonser, Russell R.

    2016-01-01

    Object Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)-induced vasospasm is a significant underlying cause of aneurysm rupture-related morbidity and death. While long-term intravenous infusion of sodium nitrite (NaNO2) can prevent cerebral vasospasm after SAH, it is not known if the intravenous administration of this compound can reverse established SAH-induced vasospasm. To determine if the intravenous infusion of NaNO2 can reverse established vasospasm, the authors infused primates with the compound after SAH-induced vasospasm was established. Methods Subarachnoid hemorrhageinduced vasospasm was created in 14 cynomolgus macaques via subarachnoid implantation of a 5-ml blood clot. On Day 7 after clot implantation, animals were randomized to either control (saline infusion, 5 monkeys) or treatment groups (intravenous NaNO2 infusion at 300 ?g/kg/hr for 3 hours [7 monkeys] or 8 hours [2 monkeys]). Arteriographic vessel diameter was blindly analyzed to determine the degree of vasospasm before, during, and after treatment. Nitric oxide metabolites (nitrite, nitrate, and S-nitrosothiols) were measured in whole blood and CSF. Results Moderate-to-severe vasospasm was present in all animals before treatment (control, 36.2% 8.8% [mean SD]; treatment, 45.5% 12.5%; p = 0.9). While saline infusion did not reduce vasospasm, NaNO2 infusion significantly reduced the degree of vasospasm (26.9% 7.6%; p = 0.008). Reversal of the vasospasm lasted more than 2 hours after cessation of the infusion and could be maintained with a prolonged infusion. Nitrite (peak value, 3.7 2.1 ?mol/L), nitrate (18.2 5.3 ?mol/L), and S-nitrosothiols (33.4 11.4 nmol/L) increased significantly in whole blood, and nitrite increased significantly in CSF. Conclusions These findings indicate that the intravenous infusion of NaNO2 can reverse SAH-induced vasospasm in primates. Further, these findings indicate that a similar treatment paradigm could be useful in reversing cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal SAH. PMID:21888479

  7. Continuous Drug Infusion for Diabetes Therapy: A Closed-Loop Control System Design

    Jiming Chen

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available While a typical way for diabetes therapy is discrete insulin infusion based on long-time interval measurement, in this paper, we design a closed-loop control system for continuous drug infusion to improve the traditional discrete methods and make diabetes therapy automatic in practice. By exploring the accumulative function of drug to insulin, a continuous injection model is proposed. Based on this model, proportional-integral-derivative (PID and fuzzy logic controllers are designed to tackle a control problem of the resulting highly nonlinear plant. Even with serious disturbance of glucose, such as nutrition absorption at meal time, the proposed scheme can perform well in simulation experiments.

  8. Sodium retention and insulin treatment in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

    Nørgaard, K; Feldt-Rasmussen, B

    1994-01-01

    subcutaneous insulin infusion for improvement of glycaemic control or to remain on conventional insulin treatment. In study 1, ENa was higher in short-duration type 1 diabetic men than in controls (3003 +/- 325 vs 2849 +/- 207 mEq/1.73 m2, P < 0.05) and was correlated significantly with the insulin dose (r = 0......The hypothesis that total body exchangeable sodium (ENa) is elevated in type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients with short-duration diabetes and no signs of microangiopathy was tested. Also tested was whether peripheral hyperinsulinaemia, in terms of the amounts of insulin injected...... subcutaneously, contributes to the increased ENa. Three studies were performed. Study 1 was a cross-sectional study comprising 28 type 1 diabetic men (aged 18-35 years) with short-duration diabetes (< 5 years) and no signs of diabetic complications, and 22 control subjects. Study 2 was a prospective study of 17...

  9. Plasma Calcium, Inorganic Phosphate and Magnesium During Hypocalcaemia Induced by a Standardized EDTA Infusion in Cows

    Enemark JMD

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available The intravenous Na2EDTA infusion technique allows effective specific chelation of circulating Ca2+ leading to a progressive hypocalcaemia. Methods previously used were not described in detail and results obtained by monitoring total and free ionic calcium were not comparable due to differences in sampling and analysis. This paper describes a standardized EDTA infusion technique that allowed comparison of the response of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium between 2 groups of experimental cows. The concentration of the Na2EDTA solution was 0.134 mol/l and the flow rate was standardized at 1.2 ml/kg per hour. Involuntary recumbency occurred when ionised calcium dropped to 0.39 – 0.52 mmol/l due to chelation. An initial fast drop of ionized calcium was observed during the first 20 min of infusion followed by a fluctuation leading to a further drop until recumbency. Pre-infusion [Ca2+] between tests does not correlate with the amount of EDTA required to induce involuntary recumbence. Total calcium concentration measured by atomic absorption remained almost constant during the first 100 min of infusion but declined gradually when the infusion was prolonged. The concentration of inorganic phosphate declined gradually in a fluctuating manner until recumbency. Magnesium concentration remained constant during infusion. Such electrolyte responses during infusion were comparable to those in spontaneous milk fever. The standardized infusion technique might be useful in future experimental studies.

  10. Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients

    Shrader Welman A

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Asthma is an increasing problem in this country and others. Although medications for the treatment of asthma abound and are improving, there are inherent risks and side effects with all of them. Intravenous magnesium has been employed in the treatment of acute asthma, but its use has not become universal, nor has it been studied for the treatment of chronic asthma. It is known to be a safe drug with minimal side effects. In this study, the author investigates the use of magnesium and other nutrients in the treatment of both acute and chronic asthma. Methods In this non-blinded outcome study, following informed consent, forty-three (43 randomly selected volunteer patients with both acute and chronic asthma were treated with IV infusions described herein. All patients were observed with spirometry 10 minutes post-infusion; two sub-groups of patients were also observed after multiple infusions over a short period of time (less than one month and a longer period of time (average 5.8 months. Pulmonary function was analyzed by spirometric testing with pre- and post-infusion spirometric measurements with the pre/post group. For longer term (Trend patients, baseline spirometry measurements were compared to spirometry measurements after patients had received multiple infusions over a period of time. Eight (8 patients were measured for both pre/post and Trend data. Results The 38 pre-infusion/post-infusion patients with acute and chronic asthma demonstrated an overall average improvement (percentage improvement in percent predicted of 45%. The 13 patients measured for improvement over time (Trend data, average duration 5.82 months, demonstrated an overall average improvement (percentage improvement in percent predicted of 57%. Of the 13 patients in the multiple infusion group, 9 patients who received longer-term therapy (average duration of 12.58 months for chronic asthma demonstrated an overall average improvement of 95% (percentage improvement in percent predicted. Conclusion The use of intravenous treatment with multiple nutrients, including magnesium, for acute and chronic asthma may be of considerable benefit. Pulmonary function improved progressively the longer patients received treatment.

  11. New Treatment Options in Status Epilepticus: A Critical Review on Intravenous Levetiracetam

    Trinka, Eugen; Dobesberger, Judith

    2009-01-01

    The effectiveness of Levetiracetam (LEV) in the treatment of focal and generalised epilepsies is well established. LEV has a wide spectrum of action, good tolerability and a favourable pharmacokinetic profile. An injectable formulation has been released as an intravenous (IV) infusion in 2006 for patients with epilepsy when oral administration is temporarily not feasible. Bioequi...

  12. Headache and Nausea after Treatment with High-Dose Subcutaneous versus Intravenous Immunoglobulin

    Markvardsen, Lars H; Christiansen, Ingelise; Andersen, Henning; Jakobsen, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) leads to transient side effects such as headache and nausea during and after the infusion. We hypothesized that subcutaneous administration of smaller doses of immunoglobulin (SCIG) given more frequently leads to less severe headache and nausea and...

  13. Safety of poly (ethylene glycol-coated perfluorodecalin-filled poly (lactide-co-glycolide microcapsules following intravenous administration of high amounts in rats

    Katja B. Ferenz

    2014-01-01

    Intravenous infusion of high amounts of PFD-filled PLGA microcapsules was tolerated temporarily but associated with severe side effects such as hypotension and organ damage. Short-chained PVA displays excellent biocompatibility and thus, can be utilized as emulsifier for the preparation of drug carriers designed for intravenous use.

  14. Actions of prolonged ghrelin infusion on gastrointestinal transit and glucose homeostasis in humans

    Falkn, Y; Hellstrm, P M; Sanger, G J; Dewit, O; Dukes, G; Grybck, P; Holst, Jens Juul; Nslund, E

    2010-01-01

    Ghrelin is produced by enteroendocrine cells in the gastric mucosa and stimulates gastric emptying in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis in short-term studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of intravenous ghrelin on gastrointestinal motility and glucose homeostasis...... during a 6-h infusion in humans....

  15. Localization of thermogenesis induced by single infusion of ephedrine in dog

    Madsen, J; Bülow, J; Larsen, O G; Hartkopp, A; Nielsen, N E; Astrup, A; Christensen, N J

    1993-01-01

    The localization of the thermogenic effect of ephedrine (1 mg.kg-1 infused intravenously over 10 min.) was studied in 6 fasted dogs anaesthetized with etorfin-acepromazin-N2O. Three experiments were performed in each animal to determine the effect of ephedrine on a) splanchnic oxygen uptake, b...

  16. Stability and Compatibility of Ceftazidime Administered by Continuous Infusion to Intensive Care Patients

    Servais, Hélène; Tulkens, Paul M.

    2001-01-01

    The stability and compatibility of ceftazidime have been examined in the context of its potential use in concentrated solutions for continuous infusion in patients suffering from severe nosocomial pneumonia and receiving other intravenous medications by the same route. Ceftazidime stability in 4 to 12% solutions was found satisfactory (

  17. Insulin Requirements in Relation to Insulin Pump Indications in Type 1 Diabetes

    Gabriela GHIMPE?EANU

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the current research was to assess changes in daily insulin requirements in type 1 diabetic patients transitioning from multiple daily injections (MDI of insulin to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII using an external insulin pump, according to clinical indications for changing therapy. The charts of 70 patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D initiating insulin pump therapy were retrospectively reviewed before CSII and after optimization of glycaemic profile with CSII during hospital admission. Daily insulin doses, basal/bolus distributions, dose changes during treatment transition and glycaemic outcomes with MDI and optimized CSII according to insulin pump indications were evaluated. Daily insulin doses were not significantly different among indication groups, with both MDI and CSII; likewise, the overall daily distribution of basal/rapid insulin ratio was similar, around 40/60. With optimized CSII, significant differences were found only in basal/bolus distribution in patients initiating CSII for recurrent hypoglycemia, who had a significantly lower basal (6.4% lower and a complementary higher bolus requirement, compared to patients initiating CSII for HbA1c ? 8.5%. At transition, basal insulin needs declined similarly in the high HbA1c and impractical/inflexible MDI groups by approximately 20%, and up to 30% in the recurrent hypoglycaemia group; bolus doses decreased by 20% when the indication was high HbA1c and by approximately 15% for the other indications. Glycaemic control was significantly improved only in patients initiating CSII for high HbA1c (?8.5%. Insulin pump indication should be considered when starting T1D patients on CSII. These findings may support clinicians in decision making regarding insulin dose changes when initiating insulin pump therapy.

  18. Coal-face infusion. Kohlenstosstraenken

    Becker, H.; Betting, K.; Korth, H.; Stockmann, H.W.; Goeretz, H. (Steinkohlenbergbauverein, Essen (Germany, F.R.). Hauptstelle fuer Staubbekaempfung und Pneumokonioseverhuetung)

    1989-01-01

    Trials with continuous infusion methods were run in 22 collieries. Longwall infusion was used either for the first time or as an alternative to other infusion techniques. Several collieries stepped up the development of long drill holes achieving depths of up to 184 m by increasing drilling water pressure and associated adequate water quantities. A measuring device was used to determine the direction and inclination of the drill holes. Addition of fluorescine sodium to the infusion water allowed the course of the water to be verified across a distance of 70 m. A carriage-type drilling machine was equipped with electric sensors to establish drilling-machine-specific data. New cement mixtures were developed to achieve better drill hole sealing in longwall infusion. New transducers were installed to begin with the acquisition of infusion water quantity data and their transmission to the central mine control station. (orig.).

  19. Development of an infusion alliance.

    Hadaway, Lynn

    2010-01-01

    Infusion therapy is one of the most invasive, complex, and pervasive therapies in the current health care system, yet there is very little investment in organizational knowledge management and intellectual human capital required to maintain patient safety. Catheter complications, fluid and medication errors, inadequate nutritional support, and transfusion of incompatible blood products manifest evidence of the ongoing problem. The number of infusion therapy teams has greatly decreased because of questionable cost-cutting strategies; however, it is clear from identified trends in health care that infusion teams and the concept of an infusion alliance has a distinct place within a modern health care organization. PMID:20841982

  20. Thallium-201 infusion imaging

    To test the accuracy of Thallium-201 coronary artery infusion imaging of the earth during rapid changes in blood flow through a major coronary artery, the author performed a study in dogs correlating electromagnetic flow probe recordings with 201Tl scintillation camera acquisitions. Hyperemic vascular response was produced experimentally in a major coronary artery by occlusion and release interventions which altered flow from baseline to zero during occlusion (20 seconds), followed by rapid flow increases approaching three times baseline immediately upon release of the occlusion. Flow returned to the baseline level within 60 seconds following release. Flow was also altered in a controlled fashion by other interventions. Recordings of Thallium uptake in the myocardium were displayed as a time histogram (counts per second squared vs time) which correlated very closely with electromagnetic flow probe recordings of flow (R=o.82-0.97). These experiments demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in Thallium infusion imaging to detect rapid changes in flow through a major coronary artery

  1. Continuous subcutaneous infusion of glucagon-like peptide 1 lowers plasma glucose and reduces appetite in type 2 diabetic patients

    Toft-Nielsen, M B; Madsbad, Sten; Holst, J J

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The gut hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has insulinotropic and anorectic effects during intravenous infusion and has been proposed as a new treatment for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The effect of a single subcutaneous injection is brief because of rapid degradation. We therefore......, previously shown to lower blood glucose effectively in type 2 diabetic patients. Fasting plasma glucose (day 2) decreased from 14.1 +/- 0.9 (saline) to 12.2 +/- 0.7 mmol/l (GLP-1), P = 0.009, and 24-h mean plasma glucose decreased from 15.4 +/- 1.0 to 13.0 +/- 1.0 mmol/l, P = 0.0009. Fasting and total area...... under the curve for insulin and C-peptide levels were significantly higher during the GLP-1 administration, whereas glucagon levels were unchanged. Neither triglycerides nor free fatty acids were affected. GLP-1 administration decreased hunger and prospective food intake and increased satiety, whereas...

  2. At pharmacologically relevant concentrations intravenous iron preparations cause pancreatic beta cell death

    Masuda, Yuichi; Ichii, Hirohito; Nosratola D. Vaziri

    2013-01-01

    Back ground: Overt and subtle iron overload cause diabetes by lowering insulin production and promoting insulin resistance. Via divalent metal transporters pancreatic beta cells take up non-transferrin-bound iron which by catalyzing Fenton reaction can cause oxidative stress. Due to their strict dependence on mitochondrial glucose metabolism and limited antioxidant capacity, beta cells are exquisitely vulnerable to oxidative stress and hence catalytically active iron. Intravenous (IV) iron pr...

  3. Insulin infusion reduces hepatocyte growth factor in lean humans

    de Courten, Barbora; de Courten, Maximilian; Dougherty, Sonia; Forbes, Josephine M; Potts, Jenna R; Considine, Robert V

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Plasma Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) is significantly elevated in obesity and may contribute to vascular disease, metabolic syndrome or cancer in obese individuals. The current studies were done to determine if hyperinsulinemia increases plasma HGF. MATERIALS/METHODS: Twenty-two parti...

  4. Putting Brakes on Insulin Pump Infusion to Prevent Hypoglycemia

    Cengiz, Eda

    2011-01-01

    The author provides an analysis of the study published by Agrawal and colleagues, in this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, which describes usage and effectiveness of the low glucose suspend feature that is integrated into the Medtronic Paradigm Veo sensor-augmented pump system.

  5. Sup(13)C NMR studies of glucose disposal in normal and non-insulin-dependent diabetic humans

    To examine the extent to which the defect in insulin action in subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) can be accounted for by impairment of muscle glycogen synthesis, we performed combined hyperglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp studies with [13C]glucose in five subjects with NIDDM and in six age- and weight-matched healthy subjects. The rate of incorporation of intravenously infused [1-13C]glucose into muscle glycogen was measured directly in the gastrocnemius muscle by means of a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer with a 15.5 min time resolution and a 13C surface coil. The steady-state plasma concentrations of insulin and glucose were similar in both study groups. The mean (SE) rate of glycogen synthesis, as determined by 13C NMR, was 7828 and 18339 ?mol-glucosyl units (kg muscle tissue (wet mass))-1 min-1 in the diabetic and normal subjects, respectively. The mean glucose uptake was markedly reduced in the diabetic as compared with the normal subjects. The mean rate of non-oxidative glucose metabolism was 224 ?mol kg-1 min-1 in the diabetic subjects and 424 ?mol kg-1 min-1 in the normal subjects. When these rates are extrapolated to apply to the whole body, the synthesis of muscle glycogen would account for most of the total-body glucose uptake and all of the non-oxidative glucose metabolism in both normal and diabetic subjects. We conclude that muscle glycogen synthesis is the principal pathway of glucose disposal in both normal and diabetic subjects and that defects in muscle glycogen synthesis have a dominant role in the insulin resistance that occurs in persons with NIDDM. (author)

  6. Model Predictive Control Algorithms for Pen and Pump Insulin Administration

    Boiroux, Dimitri

    Despite recent developments within diabetes management such as rapidacting insulin, continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and insulin pumps, tight blood glucose control still remains a challenge. A fully automated closedloop controller, also known as an artificial pancreas (AP), has the potential to...... administrated at mealtime, and the case where the insulin sensitivity increases during the night. This thesis consists of a summary report, glucose and insulin proles of the clinical studies and research papers submitted, peer-reviewed and/or published in the period September 2009 - September 2012....... ease the life and reduce the risk of acute and chronic diabetic complications. However, the noise associated to CGMs, the long insulin action time for continuous subcutaneous infusion of insulin (CSII) pumps, and the high intra- and inter-patient variability significantly limits the performance of...

  7. Phase I study of intravenous iododeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

    Twenty-four patients with locally advanced (19 patients) or metastatic (5 patients) tumors were treated in a Phase I study combining constant intravenous infusions of iododeoxyuridine (IUdR) and hyperfractionated radiation therapy. IUdR was given as a constant infusion for 12 hours/day for two separate 14-day infusion periods in most patients. The dose of IUdR was escalated from 250 to 1200 mg/m2/12-hour infusion in this study. The initial tumor volume was treated to 45 Gy/1.5 Gy BID/3 weeks followed by a cone-down boost to 20-25 Gy/1.25 Gy BID/2 weeks after a planned 2-week break. THe IUdR infusion preceded the initial and cone-down irradiation by 1 week. Local acute toxicity (within the radiation volume) was uncommon and few patients required an alteration of the planned treatment schedule. Two patients developed late local toxicity with one patient showing clinical signs of radiation hepatitis and another patient developing a large bowel obstruction that required surgical bypass. Dose-limiting systemic toxicity was confined to the bone marrow with moderate to severe thrombocytopenia developing on Day 10-14 of infusions at 1200 mg/m2/12 hours. Mild stomatitis and partial alopecia occurred in some patients at this dose level. No systemic skin toxicity was seen. Pharmacology studies revealed steady-state arterial plasma levels of IUdR of 1 to 8 X 10(-6) M over the dose range used. In vivo IUdR incorporation into tumors was studied in three patients with high-grade sarcomas using an anti-IUdR monoclonal antibody and immunohistochemistry and demonstrated incorporation in up to 50-70% of tumor cells. The preliminary treatment results, particularly in patients with unresectable sarcomas, are encouraging

  8. Phase I study of intravenous iododeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

    Kinsella, T.J.; Russo, A.; Mitchell, J.B.; Collins, J.M.; Rowland, J.; Wright, D.; Glatstein, E.

    1985-11-01

    Twenty-four patients with locally advanced (19 patients) or metastatic (5 patients) tumors were treated in a Phase I study combining constant intravenous infusions of iododeoxyuridine (IUdR) and hyperfractionated radiation therapy. IUdR was given as a constant infusion for 12 hours/day for two separate 14-day infusion periods in most patients. The dose of IUdR was escalated from 250 to 1200 mg/m2/12-hour infusion in this study. The initial tumor volume was treated to 45 Gy/1.5 Gy BID/3 weeks followed by a cone-down boost to 20-25 Gy/1.25 Gy BID/2 weeks after a planned 2-week break. THe IUdR infusion preceded the initial and cone-down irradiation by 1 week. Local acute toxicity (within the radiation volume) was uncommon and few patients required an alteration of the planned treatment schedule. Two patients developed late local toxicity with one patient showing clinical signs of radiation hepatitis and another patient developing a large bowel obstruction that required surgical bypass. Dose-limiting systemic toxicity was confined to the bone marrow with moderate to severe thrombocytopenia developing on Day 10-14 of infusions at 1200 mg/m2/12 hours. Mild stomatitis and partial alopecia occurred in some patients at this dose level. No systemic skin toxicity was seen. Pharmacology studies revealed steady-state arterial plasma levels of IUdR of 1 to 8 X 10(-6) M over the dose range used. In vivo IUdR incorporation into tumors was studied in three patients with high-grade sarcomas using an anti-IUdR monoclonal antibody and immunohistochemistry and demonstrated incorporation in up to 50-70% of tumor cells. The preliminary treatment results, particularly in patients with unresectable sarcomas, are encouraging.

  9. Metabolic clearance of insulin from the cerebrospinal fluid in the anesthetized rat

    Manin, M.; Broer, Y.; Balage, M.; Rostene, W.; Grizard, J. (Laboratoire d' etude du Metabolisme Azote, Ceyrat (France))

    1990-01-01

    Infusion of 125I-(Tyr A14)-insulin at tracer doses into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) resulted in a slow rate of increase in the CSF-labeled insulin during the first 2 hours with a plateau thereafter. Labeled insulin was cleared from the CSF at a higher rate than 3H-inulin, a marker of CSF bulk flow. The labeled insulin was mainly distributed in all the ventricular and periventricular brain regions. Small amounts of degraded insulin appeared in the CSF. Coinfusion with an excess of unlabeled insulin impaired the clearance and degradation of labeled insulin. It also inhibited the labeling in medial hypothalamus, olfactory bulbs and brain stem. In contrast, coinfusion of ribonuclease B (used to test the specificity of uptake) was without any effect. It was concluded that there is an active insulin intake from CSF into brain specific compartments that is presumably essential for the effects of insulin on brain function.

  10. Glucose effectiveness and insulin sensitivity measurements derived from the non-insulin-assisted minimal model and the clamp techniques are concordant

    Henriksen, Jan Erik; Alford, Frank; Ward, Glenn; Thye-Rnn, Peter; Levin, Klaus; Hother-Nielsen, Ole; Rantzau, Christian; Boston, Ray; Beck-Nielsen, Henning

    2010-01-01

    We investigated the concordance between glucose effectiveness (SG) and insulin sensitivity (SI), derived from the unmodified dynamic non-insulin-assisted intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) implemented by SG(MM) and SI(MM); simulation analysis and modelling/conversational interaction (SAAM...

  11. [Continuous-infusion ketamine].

    Mancini, P G; Caggese, G; Di Fabio, A; Di Nino, G F; Cocchi, V

    1980-08-01

    An investigation was made of the employment of ketamin as the sole anaesthetic in general surgery, using continuous infusion of a 1% solution for both induction and maintenance in 118 cases. ECG was monitored and arterial pressure was measured invasively. Central venous pressure was also determined in 10 cases. Changes in serum enzyme values during and after surgery were examined in 35 patients. Blood samples were withdrawn before induction, after the return to consciousness, and 24 hr after the operation. Side-effects were common, but slight. Five patients suffered from nightmares, but these were persons with marked imaginative activity and a melancholic nature. Cardiocirculatory function was satisfactory. In particular, peripheral perfusion was excellent in all cases. PMID:7219755

  12. Evaluation of propylene glycol and glycerol infusions as treatments for ketosis in dairy cows.

    Piantoni, P; Allen, M S

    2015-08-01

    To evaluate propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (G) as potential treatments for ketosis, we conducted 2 experiments lasting 4 d each in which cows received one bolus infusion per day. Blood was collected before infusion, over 240min postinfusion, as well as 24 h postinfusion. Experiment 1 used 6 ruminally cannulated cows (26±7 d in milk) randomly assigned to 300-mL infusions of PG or G (both ≥99.5% pure) in a crossover design experiment with 2 periods. Within each period, cows were assigned randomly to infusion site sequence: abomasum (A)-cranial reticulorumen (R) or the reverse, R-A. Glucose precursors were infused into the R to simulate drenching and the A to prevent metabolism by ruminal microbes. Glycerol infused in the A increased plasma glucose concentration the most (15.8mg/dL), followed by PG infused in the R (12.6mg/dL), PG infused in the A (9.11mg/dL), and G infused in the R (7.3mg/dL). Infusion of PG into the R increased plasma insulin and insulin area under the curve (AUC) the most compared with all other treatments (7.88 vs. 2.13μIU/mL and 321 vs. 31.9min×μIU/mL, respectively). Overall, PG decreased plasma BHBA concentration after infusion (-6.46 vs. -4.55mg/dL) and increased BHBA AUC (-1,055 vs. -558min ×mg/dL) compared with G. Plasma NEFA responses were not different among treatments. Experiment 2 used 8 ruminally cannulated cows (22±5 d in milk) randomly assigned to treatment sequence in a Latin square design experiment balanced for carryover effects. Treatments were 300mL of PG, 300mL of G, 600mL of G (2G), and 300mL of PG + 300mL of G (GPG), all infused into the R. Treatment contrasts compared PG with each treatment containing glycerol (G, 2G, and GPG). Propylene glycol increased plasma glucose (14.0 vs. 5.35mg/dL) and insulin (7.59 vs. 1.11μIU/mL) concentrations compared with G, but only tended to increase glucose and insulin concentrations compared with 2G. Propylene glycol increased AUC for glucose (1,444 vs. 94.3mg/dL) and insulin (326 vs. 6.58min×μIU/mL) compared with G, and tended to increase insulin AUC compared with 2G. Propylene glycol was not different from GPG for glucose, insulin, or BHBA responses. Propylene glycol decreased plasma BHBA concentration (-10.3 vs. -4.21mg/dL) and increased BHBA AUC (-1,578 vs. -1.42min ×mg/dL) compared with G, but not compared with 2G. In general, and compared with G, GPG decreased plasma NEFA concentrations after infusions and PG decreased plasma NEFA concentrations early but not late after infusions. We conclude that a 300-mL dose of PG is more effective at increasing plasma glucose concentration than G and at least as effective as 600mL of G or a combination of G and PG when administered in the cranial reticulorumen. PMID:26074245

  13. Intravenous Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype 8 Encoding Urocortin-2 Provides Sustained Augmentation of Left Ventricular Function in Mice

    Gao, Mei Hua; Lai, N. Chin; Miyanohara, Atsushi; Schilling, Jan M; Suarez, Jorge; Tang, Tong; Guo, Tracy; Tang, Ruoying; Parikh, Jay; Giamouridis, Dimosthenis; Dillmann, Wolfgang H.; Patel, Hemal H.; Roth, David M.; Dalton, Nancy D.; Hammond, H Kirk

    2013-01-01

    Urocortin-2 (UCn2) peptide infusion increases cardiac function in patients with heart failure, but chronic peptide infusion is cumbersome, costly, and provides only short-term benefits. Gene transfer would circumvent these shortcomings. Here we ask whether a single intravenous injection of adeno-associated virus type 8 encoding murine urocortin-2 (AAV8.UCn2) could provide long-term elevation in plasma UCn2 levels and increased left ventricular (LV) function. Normal mice received AAV8.UCn2 (5×...

  14. Intravenous pamidronate in the treatment of osteoporosis associated with corticosteroid dependent lung disease: an open pilot study.

    Gallacher, S J; Fenner, J A; Anderson, K.; Bryden, F M; Banham, S. W.; Logue, F. C.; Cowan, R.A.; Boyle, I T

    1992-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates have been shown to be effective agents in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Because corticosteroid associated osteoporosis is often associated with increased bone turnover, the effect of intermittent intravenous infusions of pamidronate on this condition has been investigated. METHODS: Seventeen patients (five male) with chronic corticosteroid dependent lung disease (15 asthma, two sarcoidosis) were treated with infusions of 30 mg pamidronate once every...

  15. Pressão arterial, respostas metabólicas e autonômicas à insulina e infusão de intralipid® em pacientes chagásicos Presión arterial, respuestas metabólicas y autonómicas a la insulina e infusión de intralipid® en pacientes chagásicos Blood pressure, metabolic and autonomic responses to insulin and intralipid® infusion in chagasic patients

    Claudia Cristina Soares Silva; Carlos Alberto Martins Santos; Cristiano Mostarda; Eduardo Moacyr Krieger; Heno Ferreira Lopes

    2012-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Infusão de intralipid e heparina resulta em aumento da pressão arterial e também em anormalidades autonômicas em indivíduos normais e hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a sensibilidade a insulina e o impacto da infusão de intralipid e de heparina (ILH) sobre a resposta hemodinâmica, metabólica e autonômica em pacientes com a forma indeterminada da doença de Chagas. MÉTODOS: Doze pacientes com a forma indeterminada da doença de Chagas e 12 voluntários saudáveis foram avaliados. RESULTA...

  16. Insulin Receptor Antibody-α-N-Acetylglucosaminidase Fusion Protein Penetrates the Primate Blood-Brain Barrier and Reduces Glycosoaminoglycans in Sanfilippo Type B Fibroblasts.

    Boado, Ruben J; Lu, Jeff Zhiqiang; Hui, Eric Ka-Wai; Lin, Huilan; Pardridge, William M

    2016-04-01

    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIB (MPSIIIB) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme, α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (NAGLU). MPSIIIB presents with severe disease of the central nervous system, but intravenous NAGLU enzyme replacement therapy has not been developed because the NAGLU enzyme does not cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). A BBB-penetrating form of the enzyme was produced by re-engineering NAGLU as an IgG-enzyme fusion protein, where the IgG domain is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against the human insulin receptor (HIR). The HIRMAb traverses the BBB via transport on the endogenous insulin receptor and acts as a molecular Trojan horse to ferry the fused NAGLU across the BBB from blood. The NAGLU was fused to the carboxyl terminus of each heavy chain of the HIRMAb via an extended 31-amino acid linker, and the fusion protein is designated HIRMAb-LL-NAGLU. The fusion protein retains high affinity binding to the HIR, and on a molar basis has an enzyme activity equal to that of recombinant human NAGLU. Treatment of MPSIIIB fibroblasts with the fusion protein normalizes intracellular NAGLU enzyme activity and reduces sulfate incorporation into intracellular glycosoaminoglycan. The fusion protein is targeted to the lysosomal compartment of the cells as shown by confocal microscopy. The fusion protein was radiolabeled with the [(125)I]-Bolton-Hunter reagent and injected intravenously in the adult Rhesus monkey. The fusion protein was rapidly cleared from plasma by all major peripheral organs. The high brain uptake of the fusion protein, 1% injected dose/brain, enables normalization of brain NAGLU enzyme activity with a therapeutic dose of 1 mg/kg. The HIRMAb-LL-NAGLU fusion protein is a new treatment of the brain in MPSIIIB, which can be administered by noninvasive intravenous infusion. PMID:26910785

  17. Intravenous acetaminophen in the United States: iatrogenic dosing errors.

    Dart, Richard C; Rumack, Barry H

    2012-02-01

    An intravenous formulation of acetaminophen was introduced to the United States in 2011. Experience from Europe indicates that serious dosing errors are likely to occur. Most events have involved a 10-fold dosing error in small children caused by calculating the dosage in milligrams, but then administering the solution in milliliters. The solution is 10 mg/mL; therefore, a 10-fold overdose occurs. Evaluation of overdose with the intravenous formulation is similar to oral overdose. A serum acetaminophen concentration should be drawn 4 hours after the infusion was started or as soon thereafter as possible. If the serum acetaminophen concentration plots above the treatment line on the Rumack-Matthew nomogram, treatment with acetylcysteine should be initiated. Health care providers are encouraged to contact their regional poison center (1-800-222-1222) so that dosing errors will be reported, and the experience with this new product can be accumulated. PMID:22271694

  18. Radionuclide assessment of the hepatic arterial chemotherapy infusion pump

    Since 1982, physicians at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, have performed 38 hepatic intraarterial chemotherapy infusion pump implantations for palliative treatment of metastatic liver disease from various primary tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Radionuclide hepatic arterial pump imaging has proved to be an extremely reliable, cost-effective, and uncomplicated method of evaluating the pump function and liver perfusion. Scanning can be performed both before and during chemotherapy administration. Furthermore, during the course of chemotherapy, CT and intravenous sulfur colloid imaging of the liver can be used to follow the effectiveness of the infusion. The chemotherapeutic program can then be modified accordingly. The exhibit includes an illustration of the technique and analysis of results

  19. Effect of tumor necrosis factor-alpha infusion on the incretin effect in healthy volunteers

    Nielsen, Signe Tellerup; Lehrskov-Schmidt, Louise; Krogh-Madsen, Rikke; Solomon, Thomas; Lehrskov-Schmidt, Lars; Holst, Jens Juul; Møller, Kirsten

    2013-01-01

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with peripheral insulin resistance, impaired incretin effect, and increased plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Whereas TNF-α infusion at a dose that induces systemic inflammation in healthy volunteers has been demonstrated to induce...

  20. Kinetics of insulin disappearance from plasma in cortisone-treated normal subjects

    Ellemann, K; Thorsteinsson, B; Fugleberg, S; Feldt-Rasmussen, B; Andersen, O O; Grnbaek, P; Binder, C

    1987-01-01

    The effect of glucocorticoid excess on insulin disappearance from plasma was examined in eight normal men during cortisone treatment (50 mg orally twice daily for 4 d) and in the absence of any medication (control) in random order. Constant infusion of insulin (1-5 mU/kg/min) was used to achieve ...

  1. Technical hazards of using nutritive mixtures in bags for cyclical intravenous nutrition: comparison with standard intravenous nutrition in 48 gastroenterological patients.

    Messing, B.; Beliah, M; Girard-Pipau, F; Leleve, D; Bernier, J. J.

    1982-01-01

    Three methods for dispensing nutritional solutions are compared in 48 patients with gastrointestinal diseases on intravenous nutrition during 3582 days. The protocol for intravenous nutrition applied by the nursing team and the solutions used were the same in the three groups. In group A standard bottles were used, while in group B, 31PVC-disposable bags were used--with fat emulsion included (group B1) or with fat excluded (group B2). When fat was excluded from the bags it was infused separat...

  2. Study of intravenous ferric carboxy maltose in iron deficiency anemia in women attending gynecological clinic - safety and efficacy

    Vineet V Mishra; Nisarg Dharaiya; Rohina Aggarwal; Sumesh Choudhary; Khushali Gandhi

    2015-01-01

    Background: Several intravenous iron preparations are available for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Some of these require multiple small infusions to prevent labile iron reactions while iron dextran (DEX) is associated with a risk of potentially serious anaphylactic reactions. Ferric carboxymaltose (FCM), a nondextran intravenous iron, is an effective and a safe option which can be administered in high single doses without serious adverse effects. Methods: It was a prospecti...

  3. Safety and feasibility of countering neurological impairment by intravenous administration of autologous cord blood in cerebral palsy

    Lee Young-Ho

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Backgrounds We conducted a pilot study of the infusion of intravenous autologous cord blood (CB in children with cerebral palsy (CP to assess the safety and feasibility of the procedure as well as its potential efficacy in countering neurological impairment. Methods Patients diagnosed with CP were enrolled in this study if their parents had elected to bank their CB at birth. Cryopreserved CB units were thawed and infused intravenously over 10~20 minutes. We assessed potential efficacy over 6 months by brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI-diffusion tensor imaging (DTI, brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT, and various evaluation tools for motor and cognitive functions. Results Twenty patients received autologous CB infusion and were evaluated. The types of CP were as follows: 11 quadriplegics, 6 hemiplegics, and 3 diplegics. Infusion was generally well-tolerated, although 5 patients experienced temporary nausea, hemoglobinuria, or urticaria during intravenous infusion. Diverse neurological domains improved in 5 patients (25% as assessed with developmental evaluation tools as well as by fractional anisotropy values in brain MRI-DTI. The neurologic improvement occurred significantly in patients with diplegia or hemiplegia rather than quadriplegia. Conclusions Autologous CB infusion is safe and feasible, and has yielded potential benefits in children with CP.

  4. Pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy of bleomycin administered by continuous infusion

    A study was done at Memorial Hospital in which Bleomycin was given by continuous intravenous infusion to radiation therapy patients with a variety of far advanced unresectable malignant neoplastic diseases. Smaller doses than usual were administered initially, approximately 1/10 the dose that had been previously studied. The dose was gradually escalated when it was shown that there was no acute toxicity from the smaller dose. Bleomycin blood levels were measured by bioassay and pulmonary function was studied by measurement of total lung capacity and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity. In this study, therapeutic activity in cervix cancer appeared to be significantly better than in earlier studies by the same group of investigators. However, in vitro and animal studies in the author's own clinical pharmacologic studies support the logic of continuous intravenous administration in the effort to decrease pulmonary toxicity and to improve therapeutic effect

  5. Metoprolol compared to carvedilol deteriorates insulin-stimulated endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes - a randomized study

    Kveiborg, Britt; Hermann, Thomas S; Major-Pedersen, Atheline; Christiansen, Buris; Rask-Madsen, Christian; Raunsø, Jakob; Køber, Lars; Torp-Pedersen, Christian; Dominguez, Helena

    2010-01-01

    -arterial infusions of the agonist serotonin. Insulin-stimulated endothelial function was assessed after co-infusion of insulin for sixty minutes. Vaso-reactivity studies were done before and after the two-month treatment period. RESULTS: Insulin-stimulated endothelial function was deteriorated after treatment with...... metoprolol, the percentage change in forearm blood-flow was 60.19% +/- 17.89 (at the highest serotonin dosages) before treatment and -33.80% +/- 23.38 after treatment (p = 0.007). Treatment with carvedilol did not change insulin-stimulated endothelial function. Endothelium-dependent vasodilation without...

  6. Interactions of glucagon and free fatty acids with insulin in control of glucose metabolism

    To study the interactions of physiological glucagon and free fatty acids (FFA) concentrations with insulin in the control of glucose metabolism, we determined in normal subjects the response of endogenous glucose production (EGP) and glucose utilization (Rd) to a progressive and moderate increase of insulinemia in the presence of glucagon and FFA levels either decreased (somatostatin [SRIF] and insulin infusion, C test) or maintained to normal postabsorptive values isolated (SRIF + insulin + glucagon infusion, G test; SRIF + insulin + Intralipid infusion, IL test) or in association (SRIF + insulin + glucagon + Intralipid infusion, IL + G test). Compared with the C test, maintenance of glucagon level had only small and inconsistent effects on glucose Rd, but induced a shift to the right of the dose-response curve to insulin of EGP (apparent ED50: C test, 10.9 mU.L-1; G test, 15.2 mU.L-1). Intralipid infusion resulted, whether glucagon was substituted or not, in a near total suppression of the insulin-induced increase of glucose Rd (Rd at the end of the tests: C test, 6.13 +/- 0.85 mg.kg-1.min-1; G test, 7.29 +/- 0.87 mg.kg-1.min-1; IL test, 3.30 +/- 0.65 mg.kg-1.min-1; IL + G test, 3.57 +/- 0.42 mg.kg-1.min-1). In the absence of glucagon, substitution Intralipid infusion also antagonized the action of insulin on EGP. However, this effect was no longer apparent when glucagon was replaced (dose-response curve to insulin of EGP during the G and the IL + G test were comparable)

  7. Responses to Starch Infusion on Milk Synthesis in Low Yield Lactating Dairy Cows.

    Zou, Yang; Yang, Zhanshan; Guo, Yongqing; Li, Shengli; Cao, Zhijun

    2015-09-01

    The effect of starch infusion on production, metabolic parameters and relative mRNA abundance was investigated in low yield lactating cows from 86 days in milk. Six Holstein cows fitted with permanent ruminal cannulas were arranged into one of two complete 3×3 Latin squares and infused with a starch solution containing 800 grams starch for 16 days. The three treatments were: i) ruminal and abomasal infusion with water (Control); ii) ruminal infusion with cornstarch solution and abomasal infusion with water (Rumen); iii) ruminal infusion with water and abomasal infusion with cornstarch solution (Abomasum). There were no significant differences (p>0.05) among the three treatments with low yield lactating cows in feed and energy intake, milk yield and composition, plasma metabolism, or even on gene expression. However, cows receiving starch through rumen performed better than directly through the abomasum during the glucose tolerance test procedure with a higher area under the curve (AUC; p = 0.08) and shorter half-time (t(1/2); p = 0.11) of plasma insulin, therefore, it increased glucose disposal, which stated a lipid anabolism other than mobilization after energy supplementation. In conclusion, extra starch infusion at concentration of 800 g/d did not enhance energy supplies to the mammary gland and improve the lactating performance in low yield lactating cows. PMID:26194224

  8. Hemodynamic effects of rapid and slow infusions of manganese chloride and gadolinium-DTPA in dogs

    The acute hemodynamic effects of two paramagnetic contrast materials, manganese chloride and gadolinium-DTPA, were examined in dogs using ultrasonic dimension gauge crystals. Slow infusions (more than 15 minutes) of MnCl2 or Gd-DTPA via an infusion pump had no significant hemodynamic effects. When given in just over 1 minute, Gd-DTPA produced elevated left ventricular (LV) end diastolic pressure and minor dilation of the ventricle and slowed diastolic filling. MnCl2, given rapidly, reduced systemic vascular resistance, resulting in hypotension. With both agents, these side effects waned after 5-10 minutes. It is concluded that both Gd-DTPA and MnCl2 can be given safely in 0.1-mm/kg doses when administered as a slow, continuous infusion. Slow, intravenous infusion of Gd-DTPA or MnCl2 is likely to be tolerated well by even severely ill individuals

  9. Adipocyte Metrnl Antagonizes Insulin Resistance Through PPAR? Signaling.

    Li, Zhi-Yong; Song, Jie; Zheng, Si-Li; Fan, Mao-Bing; Guan, Yun-Feng; Qu, Yi; Xu, Jian; Wang, Pei; Miao, Chao-Yu

    2015-12-01

    Adipokines play important roles in metabolic homeostasis and disease. We have recently identified a novel adipokine Metrnl, also known as Subfatin, for its high expression in subcutaneous fat. Here, we demonstrate a prodifferentiation action of Metrnl in white adipocytes. Adipocyte-specific knockout of Metrnl exacerbates insulin resistance induced by high-fat diet (HFD), whereas adipocyte-specific transgenic overexpression of Metrnl prevents insulin resistance induced by HFD or leptin deletion. Body weight and adipose content are not changed by adipocyte Metrnl. Consistently, no correlation is found between serum Metrnl level and BMI in humans. Metrnl promotes white adipocyte differentiation, expandability, and lipid metabolism and inhibits adipose inflammation to form functional fat, which contributes to its activity against insulin resistance. The insulin sensitization of Metrnl is blocked by PPAR? inhibitors or knockdown. However, Metrnl does not drive white adipose browning. Acute intravenous injection of recombinant Metrnl has no hypoglycemic effect, and 1-week intravenous administration of Metrnl is unable to rescue insulin resistance exacerbated by adipocyte Metrnl deficiency. Our results suggest adipocyte Metrnl controls insulin sensitivity at least via its local autocrine/paracrine action through the PPAR? pathway. Adipocyte Metrnl is an inherent insulin sensitizer and may become a therapeutic target for insulin resistance. PMID:26307585

  10. Insulin secretion in lipodystrophic HIV-infected patients is associated with high levels of nonglucose secretagogues and insulin resistance of beta-cells

    Haugaard, Steen B; Andersen, Ove; Storgaard, Heidi; Dela, Flemming; Holst, Jens Juul; Iversen, Johan; Nielsen, Jens Ole; Madsbad, Sten

    2004-01-01

    We examined whether plasma concentrations of nonglucose insulin secretagogues are associated with prehepatic insulin secretion rates (ISR) in nondiabetic, insulin-resistant, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected, lipodystrophic patients (LIPO). Additionally, the negative feedback of insulin...... on ISR was evaluated. ISR were estimated by deconvolution of plasma C-peptide concentrations during fasting (basal) and during the last 30 min of a 120-min euglycemic insulin clamp (40 mU.m(-2).min(-1)). Eighteen normoglycemic LIPO were compared with 25 normoglycemic HIV-infected patients without...... lipodystrophy (controls). Thirty minutes before start of the clamp, a bolus of glucose was injected intravenously to stimulate endogenous insulin secretion. Insulin sensitivity index (SiRd) was estimated from glucose tracer analysis. LIPO displayed increased basal ISR (69%), clamp ISR (114%), basal insulin (130...

  11. Regulation of Blood Pressure, Appetite, and Glucose by Leptin After Inactivation of Insulin Receptor Substrate 2 Signaling in the Entire Brain or in Proopiomelanocortin Neurons.

    do Carmo, Jussara M; da Silva, Alexandre A; Wang, Zhen; Freeman, Nathan J; Alsheik, Ammar J; Adi, Ahmad; Hall, John E

    2016-02-01

    Insulin receptor substrate 2 (IRS2) is one of the 3 major leptin receptor signaling pathways, but its role in mediating the chronic effects of leptin on blood pressure, food intake, and glucose regulation is unclear. We tested whether genetic inactivation of IRS2 in the entire brain (IRS2/Nestin-cre mice) or specifically in proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons (IRS2/POMC-cre mice) attenuates the chronic cardiovascular, metabolic, and antidiabetic effects of leptin. Mice were instrumented with telemetry probes for measurement of blood pressure and heart rate and with venous catheters for intravenous infusions. After a 5-day control period, mice received leptin infusion (2 ?g/kg per minute) for 7 days. Compared with control IRS2(flox/flox) mice, IRS2/POMC-cre mice had similar body weight and food intake (331 versus 351 g and 3.60.5 versus 3.80.2 g per day) but higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (1102 versus 1022 mm Hg and 6419 versus 6165 bpm). IRS2/Nestin-cre mice were heavier (382 g), slightly hyperphagic (4.51.0 g per day), and had higher MAP and heart rate (1082 mm Hg and 6599 bpm) compared with control mice. Leptin infusion gradually increased MAP despite decreasing food intake by 31% in IRS2(flox/flox) and in Nestin-cre control mice. In contrast, leptin infusion did not change MAP in IRS2/Nestin-cre or IRS2/POMC-cre mice. The anorexic and antidiabetic effects of leptin, however, were similar in all 3 groups. These results indicate that IRS2 signaling in the central nervous system, and particularly in POMC neurons, is essential for the chronic actions of leptin to raise MAP but not for its anorexic or antidiabetic effects. PMID:26628674

  12. Use of Glucose Rate of Change Arrows to Adjust Insulin Therapy Among Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Who Use Continuous Glucose Monitoring

    Pettus, Jeremy; Edelman, Steven V.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: This study was performed to understand and to compare differences in utilization of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and the rate of change (ROC) arrow to adjust insulin therapy among individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), comparing those treated with multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) with those treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII).

  13. Intravenous subtraction angiography (ISA)

    Friedrich, M.; Soerensen, R.

    1982-06-01

    Indirect arteriography of the abdominal aorta was performed in 171 patients by means of an intravenous bolus injection followed by conventional photographic image subtraction; the renal arteries were shown in 125 patients, the aortic arch and neck vessels in 20, peripheral vascular occlusions after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in 17 and A-V shunts in dialysis patients in seven. The technique of injection, radiography and subtraction is described and the required dose compared with that for renal angiotomography. Provided the patient is adequately prepared, both renal arteries can be adequately demonstrated by ISA in 90% of patients. Using high-intensification screens, renal ISA requires less than half the dose necessary for angiotomography with a tomographic box a is suitable as a valuable screening method in conjunction with excretion urography. In the extremities, ISA produced adequate demonstration of stenoses, the vessel wall and collaterals. ISA of A-V shunts in haemodialysis patients is to be preferred to peripheral I-V xero-arteriography.

  14. Ultrasonography versus intravenous urography

    The present study was performed to compare the clinical value of urography and ultrasonography in a non-selected group of patients referred for urography to a university hospital. The conslusions and clinical implications of the study are as follows: Intravenous urography remains the cornerstone imaging examination in the evaluation of ureteral calculi. Ultrasonography is a valuable adjunct in cases of non- visualization of the kidneys, in distal obstruction and known contrast media allergy. When women with recurrent urinary tract infection are referred for imaging of the urinary tract, ultrasonography should be used. Ultrasonography should replace urography for screening of non-acute hydronephrosis like in female genital cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia. There is good correlation between urography and ultrasonography in assessing the degree of hydronephrosis. However, more researh on the relationship between hydronephrosis and obstruction is necessary. Ultrasonography should be used as the only imaging method of the upper urinary tract in patients with microscopic hematuria. In patients less than 50 years with macroscopic hematuria, ultrasonography should be used as the only imaging of the upper urinary tract, and an examination of the urinary bladder should be included. In patients over 50 years, urography supplied with ultrasonography should be used, but more research is necessary on the subject of imaging method and age. 158 refs

  15. Insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes.

    Mudaliar, S; Edelman, S V

    2001-12-01

    Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder often accompanied by numerous metabolic abnormalities leading to a high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Results from the UKPDS have confirmed that intensive glucose control delays the onset and retards the progression of microvascular disease and possibly of macrovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. In the early stages of the disease, insulin resistance plays a major role in the development of hyperglycemia and other metabolic abnormalities, and patients with type 2 diabetes often benefit from measures to improve insulin sensitivity such as weight loss, dietary changes, and exercise. Later, the use of oral insulin secretagogues and insulin sensitizers as monotherapy and in combination helps maintain glycemia for varying periods of time. Ultimately, because of the progressive nature of the disease and the progressive decline in pancreatic beta-cell function, insulin therapy is almost always obligatory to achieve optimal glycemic goals. Not all patients are candidates for aggressive insulin management; therefore, the goals of therapy should be modified, especially in elderly individuals and those with co-morbid conditions. Candidates for intensive management should be motivated, compliant, and educable, without other major medical conditions and physical limitations that would preclude accurate and reliable HGM and insulin administration. In selected patients, combination therapy with insulin and oral antidiabetic medications can be an effective method for normalizing glycemia without the need for rigorous multiple-injection regimens. The patients for whom combination therapy is most commonly successful are those who do not achieve adequate glycemic control using daytime oral agents but who still show some evidence of responsiveness to the medications. Bedtime intermediate-acting or predinner premixed intermediate- and rapid-acting insulin is administered and progressively increased until the FPG concentration is normalized. If combination therapy is not successful, a split-mixed regimen of intermediate- and rapid-acting insulin equally divided between the prebreakfast and pre-dinner periods is advised for oese patients, and more intensive regimens are advised for thin patients. Insulin therapy is invariably associated with weight gain and hypoglycemia. The use of metformin or glitazones in combination with insulin has been demonstrated to have insulin-sparing properties. Also, metformin use may ameliorate weight gain. The use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps can be particularly beneficial in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who do not respond satisfactorily to more conventional treatment strategies. Intraperitoneal insulin delivery systems hold considerable promise in type 2 diabetes because of their more physiologic delivery of insulin and their ability to inhibit hepatic glucose production selectively, with less peripheral insulinemia than with subcutaneous insulin injections. Newer insulin analogues such as the rapidly acting Lispro insulin and the peakless, long-acting glargine insulin are increasingly being used because of their unique physiologic pharmacokinetics. New developments such as inhaled and buccal insulin preparations will also make it easier for many patients to initiate and maintain a proper insulin regimen. Finally, a new generation of gut peptides such as amylin and GLP-1 will add a new dimension to glycemic control through modification of nutrient delivery and other mechanisms; however, the ultimate goal in the management of type 2 diabetes is the primary prevention of the disease. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has currently randomly assigned more than 3000 persons with impaired glucose tolerance and at high risk of developing diabetes into three treatment arms: metformin arm, an intensive lifestyle-modification arm, and a placebo arm. The study will conclude in 2002 after all participants have been followed for 3 to 6 years. PMID:11727406

  16. Insulin Delivery Device Technology 2012: Where Are We after 90 Years?

    Fry, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Since the first successful use of insulin in 1921 to treat diabetes at Toronto General Hospital, the major advances in development of the medication itself have taken place in parallel with equally significant developments in the means of delivery. Administration of insulin remains parenteral. This article reviews the main variants in prescription-available delivery technology: vial and syringe, pen injector, needle-free injection, and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps. For each ...

  17. The Use of Insulin Pumps in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

    Maahs, David M; Horton, Lauren A.; Chase, H. Peter

    2010-01-01

    The use of insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) has increased dramatically in youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the past decade. In this review we provide background and practical clinical advice on insulin basal rates and bolus doses and on the advantages of pump therapy with exercise. Acute complications of T1D (hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis) in the context of pump therapy are reviewed. The advantages of pump therapy in the school setting and in hospita...

  18. 1-3-7 minute intravenous urography

    Intravenous urography (IVU) as it is used widely today was probably started in early 1950's after the introduction of triiodobenzoic acid compounds as contrast media. This long cherished traditional method consists of taking radiograms at 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the injection of contrast medium. There are a few modifications of this standard urographic examination such as five minute IVU (Woodruff, 1959), minute-sequence pyelogram (Maxwell et al., 1964), drip infusion pyelography (Schencker, 1964) and nephrotomography (Evans et al., 1955). The present study has been undertaken to test if the conventional standard IVU can be more rapidly performed without losing essential informational contents of urograms. In this new clinical trial, urograms were taken at the end of 1, 3 and 7 minutes instead of 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the intravenous injection of contrast medium. We injected 40 ml of meglumine diatrizoate solution within 30 seconds using an 18G iv needle. (The amount of injected contrast medium has been reduced recently to ordinary single dose of 20 ml for subjects weighing less than 8 kg). Upon viewing the 7 minute film in front of an automatic processor, the examination was terminated after obtaining an upright view unless any further radiogram was indicated. As shown in Tables and Figures, our new 1-3-7 minute method has been proven to provide us with as much essential and useful information as conventional 5-15-25 minute urography. Thus, we were able to finish one examination within 10 minutes without losing any necessary diagnostic information. In some of patients with obstructive uropathy such as stone the examination was extended as long as it was desired. Side reactions were occasional nausea, flushing and rare mild vomiting which never prevented the examination

  19. 1-3-7 minute intravenous urography

    Bahk, Yong Whee; Yoon, Sei Chul; Lee, Myung Hee [Catholic Medical College, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1980-12-15

    Intravenous urography (IVU) as it is used widely today was probably started in early 1950's after the introduction of triiodobenzoic acid compounds as contrast media. This long cherished traditional method consists of taking radiograms at 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the injection of contrast medium. There are a few modifications of this standard urographic examination such as five minute IVU (Woodruff, 1959), minute-sequence pyelogram (Maxwell et al., 1964), drip infusion pyelography (Schencker, 1964) and nephrotomography (Evans et al., 1955). The present study has been undertaken to test if the conventional standard IVU can be more rapidly performed without losing essential informational contents of urograms. In this new clinical trial, urograms were taken at the end of 1, 3 and 7 minutes instead of 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the intravenous injection of contrast medium. We injected 40 ml of meglumine diatrizoate solution within 30 seconds using an 18G iv needle. (The amount of injected contrast medium has been reduced recently to ordinary single dose of 20 ml for subjects weighing less than 8 kg). Upon viewing the 7 minute film in front of an automatic processor, the examination was terminated after obtaining an upright view unless any further radiogram was indicated. As shown in Tables and Figures, our new 1-3-7 minute method has been proven to provide us with as much essential and useful information as conventional 5-15-25 minute urography. Thus, we were able to finish one examination within 10 minutes without losing any necessary diagnostic information. In some of patients with obstructive uropathy such as stone the examination was extended as long as it was desired. Side reactions were occasional nausea, flushing and rare mild vomiting which never prevented the examination.

  20. A comparison of continuous infusion of vecuronium and atracurium in midline and paramedian laparotomies.

    Chaudhari L

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available This was a study to compare continuous intravenous infusion of atracurium with continuous intravenous infusion of vecuronium for intraoperative muscle relaxation in 62 ASA I / II patients. Scheduled for laparotomies and pelvic surgeries under general anaesthesia. They were randomly allocated in two groups to receive either vecuronium infusion of 50 microg/kg/hour following a bolus dose of 0.1 microg/kg, or atracurium infusion of 400 microg/kg/hour following a bolus dose of 0.5 microg/kg. The mean infusion dose of atracurium was 478 +/- 44.11 microg/kg/hour and that of vecuronium was 63.2 +/- 74 microg/kg/hour for adequate muscle relaxation. The depth of neuromuscular blockade was monitored by using peripheral nerve stimulator so that only one twitch of train of four was present, resistance to ventilation, surgical relaxation and haemodynamic changes. Vecuronium infusions produced more haemodynamic stability than atracurium infusions. Vecuronium produced lesser change in systolic blood pressure (mean change of 3. 46 +/- 3.33% from baseline values as compared to atracurium (mean change of 5.81 +/- 3.73% from baseline values ( p < 0.01 which was statistically significant. The difference in mean pulse rate change from baseline value in the atracurium group (4.78 +/- 2.745% was less than that in the vecuronium group (5.99 +/- 2.67%, which was not statistically significant. Spontaneous recovery was faster with vecuronium (540.94 +/- 76.46 seconds as compared to atracurium (596. 33 +/- 72.48 seconds. 84.4% of patients who received vecuronium fell within good to very good category of muscle relaxation as compared to 63.3% in atracurium group. There were no cost benefits when either agents were used in infusion form.

  1. Alteration in insulin action

    Tanti, J F; Gual, P; Grémeaux, T; Gonzalez, T; Barres, Romain; Le Marchand-Brustel, Y

    2004-01-01

    Insulin resistance, when combined with impaired insulin secretion, contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is characterised by a decrease in insulin effect on glucose transport in muscle and adipose tIssue. Tyrosine phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 1 (IR...

  2. Severe and prolonged hypophosphatemia after intravenous iron administration in a malnourished patient.

    Fierz, Y C; Kenmeni, R; Gonthier, A; Lier, F; Pralong, F; Coti Bertrand, P

    2014-04-01

    Malnutrition may result in a phosphate-deficient state owing to a chronically insufficient phosphate intake. Concomitant iron deficiency is common and often supplemented by the intravenous route. It is not widely recognized that some parenteral iron formulations can induce hypophosphatemia. Herein we report a case of a severe and symptomatic hypophosphatemia (0.18 mM, normal range 0.8-1.4 mM) associated with an inappropriately reduced tubular reabsorption of phosphate (33%, norm >95%) in a malnourished patient with anorexia/bulimia who received 2 × 500 mg iron carboxymaltose (FCM) intravenously. Despite intravenous and oral phosphate supplements, it required 2 months to achieve a normal serum phosphate level. Our case demonstrates that in a chronically malnourished and phosphate-deficient state intravenous FCM could potentially be dangerous. If this form of iron application cannot be avoided, phosphate supplementation before and after iron infusion as well as close monitoring of phosphate levels are needed. PMID:24569537

  3. Continuous Regional Arterial Infusion Therapy for Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection in a Child

    A case of acute necrotizing pancreatitis due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection was treated in an 8-year-old girl. She experienced acute pancreatitis during treatment for M. pneumoniae. Contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scan revealed necrotizing pancreatitis. The computed tomographic severity index was 8 points (grade E). A protease inhibitor, ulinastatin, was provided via intravenous infusion but was ineffective. Continuous regional arterial infusion therapy was provided with gabexate mesilate (FOY-007, a protease inhibitor) and meropenem trihydrate, and the pancreatitis improved. This case suggests that infusion therapy is safe and useful in treating necrotizing pancreatitis in children.

  4. Hepatic glycogen in humans. II. Gluconeogenetic formation after oral and intravenous glucose

    The amount of glycogen that is formed by gluconeogenetic pathways during glucose loading was quantitated in human subjects. Oral glucose loading was compared with its intravenous administration. Overnight-fasted subjects received a constant infusion or [3-3H]glucose and a marker for gluconeogenesis, [U-14C]lactate or sodium [14C]bicarbonate [14C]bicarbonate. An unlabeled glucose load was then administered. Postabsorptively, or after glucose infusion was terminated, a third tracer ([6-3H]glucose) infusion was initiated along with a three-step glucagon infusion. Without correcting for background stimulation of [14C]glucose production or for dilution of 14C with citric acid cycle carbon in the oxaloacetate pool, the amount of glycogen mobilized by the glucagon infusion that was produced by gluconeogenesis during oral glucose loading was 2.9 +/- 0.7 g calculated from [U-14C]-lactate incorporation and 7.4 +/- 1.3 g calculated using [14C]bicarbonate as a gluconeogenetic marker. During intravenous glucose administration the latter measurement also yielded 7.2 +/- 1.1 g. When the two corrections above are applied, the respective quantities became 5.3 +/- 1.7 g for [U-14C]lactate as tracer and 14.7 +/- 4.3 and 13.9 +/- 3.6 g for oral and intravenous glucose with [14C]bicarbonate as tracer (P less than 0.05, vs. [14C]-lactate as tracer). When [2-14C]acetate was infused, the same amount of label was incorporated into mobilized glycogen regardless of which route of glucose administration was used. Comparison with previous data also suggests that 14CO2 is a potentially useful marker for the gluconeogenetic process in vivo

  5. Systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of enalaprilat infusion in experimental normotensive sepsis

    Rahal L.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to improve splanchnic perfusion in distinct shock states. We hypothesized that enalaprilat potentiates the benefits of early fluid resuscitation in severe experimental sepsis, particularly in the splanchnic region. Anesthetized and mechanically ventilated mongrel dogs received an intravenous infusion of live Escherichia coli over a period of 30 min. Thereafter, two interventions were performed: fluid infusion (normal saline, 32 mL/kg over 30 min and enalaprilat infusion (0.02 mg kg-1 min-1 for 60 min in randomized groups. The following groups were studied: controls (fluid infusion, N = 4, E1 (enalaprilat infusion followed by fluid infusion, N = 5 and E2 (fluid infusion followed by enalaprilat infusion, N = 5. All animals were observed for a 120 min after bacterial infusion. Mean arterial pressure, cardiac output (CO, portal vein blood flow (PVBF, systemic and regional oxygen-derived variables, and lactate levels were measured. Rapid and progressive reductions in CO and PVBF were induced by the infusion of live bacteria, while minor changes were observed in mean arterial pressure. Systemic and regional territories showed a significant increase in oxygen extraction and lactate levels. Widening venous-arterial and portal-arterial pCO2 gradients were also detected. Fluid replacement promoted transient benefits in CO and PVBF. Enalaprilat after fluid resuscitation did not affect systemic or regional hemodynamic variables. We conclude that in this model of normotensive sepsis inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme did not interfere with the course of systemic or regional hemodynamic and oxygen-derived variables.

  6. Systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of enalaprilat infusion in experimental normotensive sepsis

    L. Rahal

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to improve splanchnic perfusion in distinct shock states. We hypothesized that enalaprilat potentiates the benefits of early fluid resuscitation in severe experimental sepsis, particularly in the splanchnic region. Anesthetized and mechanically ventilated mongrel dogs received an intravenous infusion of live Escherichia coli over a period of 30 min. Thereafter, two interventions were performed: fluid infusion (normal saline, 32 mL/kg over 30 min and enalaprilat infusion (0.02 mg kg-1 min-1 for 60 min in randomized groups. The following groups were studied: controls (fluid infusion, N = 4, E1 (enalaprilat infusion followed by fluid infusion, N = 5 and E2 (fluid infusion followed by enalaprilat infusion, N = 5. All animals were observed for a 120 min after bacterial infusion. Mean arterial pressure, cardiac output (CO, portal vein blood flow (PVBF, systemic and regional oxygen-derived variables, and lactate levels were measured. Rapid and progressive reductions in CO and PVBF were induced by the infusion of live bacteria, while minor changes were observed in mean arterial pressure. Systemic and regional territories showed a significant increase in oxygen extraction and lactate levels. Widening venous-arterial and portal-arterial pCO2 gradients were also detected. Fluid replacement promoted transient benefits in CO and PVBF. Enalaprilat after fluid resuscitation did not affect systemic or regional hemodynamic variables. We conclude that in this model of normotensive sepsis inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme did not interfere with the course of systemic or regional hemodynamic and oxygen-derived variables.

  7. Home infusion program for Fabry disease: experience with agalsidase alfa in Argentina

    Isaac Kisinovsky

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by inherited deficiency of the enzyme α-galactosidase A. Enzyme replacement treatment using agalsidase alfa significantly reduces pain, improves cardiac function and quality of life, and slows renal deterioration. Nevertheless, it is a life-long treatment which requires regular intravenous infusions and entails a great burden for patients. Our objective was to evaluate retrospectively the safety and tolerability of the home infusion of agalsidase alfa in patients with Fabry disease in Argentina. We evaluated all the patients with Fabry disease who received home infusion with agalsidase alfa 0.2 mg/kg between January 2005 and June 2011. The program included 87 patients; 51 males (mean age: 30 years and 36 females (mean age: 34 years. A total of 5229 infusions (mean: 59 per patient; range: 1-150 were administered. A total of 5 adverse reactions were seen in 5 patients (5.7% of patients and 0.9% of the total number of infusions. All were mild in severity and resolved by reducing the rate of infusion and by using antihistaminics. All these 5 patients were positive for IgG antibodies, but none of them presented IgE antibodies and none suffered an anaphylactic shock. In our group 18 patients were switched from agalsidase beta to agalsidase alfa without complications. Home infusion with agalsidase alfa is safe, well tolerated and is associated to high compliance.

  8. Therapeutics of Diabetes Mellitus: Focus on Insulin Analogues and Insulin Pumps

    Valla, Vasiliki

    2010-01-01

    Aim. Inadequately controlled diabetes accounts for chronic complications and increases mortality. Its therapeutic management aims in normal HbA1C, prandial and postprandial glucose levels. This review discusses diabetes management focusing on the latest insulin analogues, alternative insulin delivery systems and the artificial pancreas. Results. Intensive insulin therapy with multiple daily injections (MDI) allows better imitation of the physiological rhythm of insulin secretion. Longer-acting, basal insulin analogues provide concomitant improvements in safety, efficacy and variability of glycaemic control, followed by low risks of hypoglycaemia. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) provides long-term glycaemic control especially in type 1 diabetic patients, while reducing hypoglycaemic episodes and glycaemic variability. Continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems provide information on postprandial glucose excursions and nocturnal hypo- and/or hyperglycemias. This information enhances treatment options, provides a useful tool for self-monitoring and allows safer achievement of treatment targets. In the absence of a cure-like pancreas or islets transplants, artificial “closed-loop” systems mimicking the pancreatic activity have been also developed. Conclusions. Individualized treatment plans for insulin initiation and administration mode are critical in achieving target glycaemic levels. Progress in these fields is expected to facilitate and improve the quality of life of diabetic patients. PMID:20589066

  9. Therapeutics of Diabetes Mellitus: Focus on Insulin Analogues and Insulin Pumps

    Vasiliki Valla

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. Inadequately controlled diabetes accounts for chronic complications and increases mortality. Its therapeutic management aims in normal HbA1C, prandial and postprandial glucose levels. This review discusses diabetes management focusing on the latest insulin analogues, alternative insulin delivery systems and the artificial pancreas. Results. Intensive insulin therapy with multiple daily injections (MDI allows better imitation of the physiological rhythm of insulin secretion. Longer-acting, basal insulin analogues provide concomitant improvements in safety, efficacy and variability of glycaemic control, followed by low risks of hypoglycaemia. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII provides long-term glycaemic control especially in type 1 diabetic patients, while reducing hypoglycaemic episodes and glycaemic variability. Continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring (CGM systems provide information on postprandial glucose excursions and nocturnal hypo- and/or hyperglycemias. This information enhances treatment options, provides a useful tool for self-monitoring and allows safer achievement of treatment targets. In the absence of a cure-like pancreas or islets transplants, artificial “closed-loop” systems mimicking the pancreatic activity have been also developed. Conclusions. Individualized treatment plans for insulin initiation and administration mode are critical in achieving target glycaemic levels. Progress in these fields is expected to facilitate and improve the quality of life of diabetic patients.

  10. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)-obese rats develop glucose intolerance and insulin resistance to peripheral glucose uptake

    A.E. Hirata; Andrade, I.S.; P. Vaskevicius; M.S. Dolnikoff

    1997-01-01

    Different levels of insulin sensitivity have been described in several animal models of obesity as well as in humans. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)-obese mice were considered not to be insulin resistant from data obtained in oral glucose tolerance tests. To reevaluate insulin resistance by the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) and by the clamp technique, newborn male Wistar rats (N = 20) were injected 5 times, every other day, with 4 g/kg MSG (N = 10) or saline (control; N = 10) during ...

  11. Intravenous lipid emulsion in clinical toxicology

    Oswald Sarah

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Intravenous lipid emulsion is an established, effective treatment for local anesthetic-induced cardiovascular collapse. The predominant theory for its mechanism of action is that by creating an expanded, intravascular lipid phase, equilibria are established that drive the offending drug from target tissues into the newly formed 'lipid sink'. Based on this hypothesis, lipid emulsion has been considered a candidate for generic reversal of toxicity caused by overdose of any lipophilic drug. Recent case reports of successful resuscitation suggest the efficacy of lipid emulsion infusion for treating non-local anesthetic overdoses across a wide spectrum of drugs: beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, parasiticides, herbicides and several varieties of psychotropic agents. Lipid emulsion therapy is gaining acceptance in emergency rooms and other critical care settings as a possible treatment for lipophilic drug toxicity. While protocols exist for administration of lipid emulsion in the setting of local anesthetic toxicity, no optimal regimen has been established for treatment of acute non-local anesthetic poisonings. Future studies will shape the evolving recommendations for lipid emulsion in the setting of non-local anesthetic drug overdose.

  12. Estabilidad de parecoxib en dilución con otros fármacos y administración en perfusión continua IV para el control del dolor postoperatorio Stability of parecoxib in dilution with other drugs and administered in continuous intravenous infusion for the management of postoperative pain

    P. Acín

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la estabilidad de parecoxib en un sistema de infusión continua elastomérica portátil IV para 24 horas, en dilución con opiáceos (cloruro mórfico, meperidina ó tramadol, antieméticos y suero fisiológico, durante las 24 horas del postoperatorio; así como, comprobar el resultado analgésico, la aparición de efectos secundarios y el grado de satisfacción de pacientes intervenidos de cirugía mayor susceptibles de tratamiento con dichos fármacos. Material y Métodos: El infusor es un dispositivo desechable y ligero con un depósito elastomérico para administrar medicación. Se realizaron varias pruebas mezclando parecoxib, opiáceos, antieméticos y suero fisiológico y se observó su estabilidad durante 24 horas. Procedimos a observar la mezcla en repetidas ocasiones y la dilución siempre permaneció estable, clara, sin partículas y transparente; por lo que se decidió utilizar dicha mezcla en el infusor IV para el tratamiento del dolor postoperatorio, siempre bajo la supervisión de un anestesiólogo. Se estudiaron un total de 118 pacientes, 46 mujeres (39% y 72 hombres (61%, ASA I-IV, edad media 59,75 +/- 14,25 (18-89, 92 (78% fueron intervenidos de cirugía general y 26 (22% de urología. El llenado del infusor según ASA, edad y tipo de intervención del paciente, se realizó con: parecoxib 80 mg + metoclopramida Cl H 20 ó 30 mg + suero fisiológico en los 118 pacientes, se añadió cloruro mórfico en 65 pacientes, meperidina en 30 y tramadol en 23, a administrar en 24 horas tras la intervención quirúrgica. Se valoró la intensidad del dolor según EAV a la llegada a la Sala de Despertar y a las 24 horas, resultado analgésico, efectos secundarios y grado de satisfacción. Resultados: El resultado analgésico fue muy bueno en 60 pacientes (50,85%; bueno en 40 (33,90%; regular en 12 (10,17% y suspendido el tratamiento en 6 (5% por efectos secundarios. Los efectos secundarios aparecieron en 30 casos (25%: 4 con sudoración (3%, 1 con desorientación (0,8% y 7 con somnolencia y mareo (6% 3 de ellos con interrupción del tratamiento. En cuanto a las náuseas y/o vómitos: 18 pacientes necesitaron rescate antiemético, y en 3, hubo que suspender el tratamiento. El grado de satisfacción del paciente fue: muy satisfactorio en 56 pacientes (47,5%; satisfactorio en 46 (39%, deficiente en 10 (8,5% y suspendido el tratamiento en 6 (5% por efectos secundarios. Conclusiones: La posibilidad de utilizar parecoxib sólo o unido a otros fármacos en perfusión continua IV para el tratamiento del dolor agudo postoperatorio, es una opción a considerar.Objective: To evaluate the stability of parecoxib in a portable elasto-meric pump system for IV infusión in dilution with opioids (morphine chloride, pethidine or tramadol, antiemetics and saline solution during 24 hours in the postoperative period; as well as to verify the analgesic result, the incidence of side effects and the degree of satisfaction in patients undergoing major surgery that were eligible for treatment with these drugs. Material and Methods: The infuser pump is a light disposable device with an elas-tomeric deposit to administer the medication. Several tests combining parecoxib, opioids, antiemetics and saline solution were carried out and its stability was demonstrated during 24 hours. The mixture was then observed in several occasions and was shown that the dilution always remained stable, clear, with no particles and transparent; therefore it was decided to use that combination in the IV infuser for the treatment of postoperative pain, always under the anaesthesiologist supervisión. A total of 118 patients were studied, 46 women (39% and 72 men studied (61%, ASA ITV, mean age 59.75 +/- 14.25 (18-89; 92 (78% underwent general surgery procedures and 26 (22% urologic ones. The filling of infuser according to ASA, age and type of surgery of the patient, was made with: parecoxib 80 mg + metoclopramide CL H 20 or 30 mg + saline solution for the 118 patients, morphine chloride was added in 65 patients, petidine in 30 and tramadol in 23, during 24 hours after surgery. Pain was assessed using a VAS in both at arrival in the PACU and 24 hours after the surgical procedures. Analgesic outcome, side effects and degree of satisfaction were re-corded. Results: The analgesic outcome was very good in 60 patients (50.85%; good in 40 (33.90%; regular in 12 (10.17% and the treatment was interrupted 6 (5% due to side effects. Side effects were present in 30 (25% cases: 4 with perspiration (3%, 1 with disorientation (0.8% and 7 with somnolence and dizziness (6% 3 of them with interruption of the treatment. For nausea and vomiting, 18 patients needed antiemetics res-cue, and in 3 cases it was necessary to suspend the treatment. The degree of satisfaction reported by patients was: very satisfactory in 56 patients (47.5%; satisfactory in 46 (39%, inadequate in 10 (8.5% and the treatment was suspended in 6 (5% due to side effects. Conclusions: The possibility of using parecoxib alone or in combination with other drugs in continuous IV perfusión for acute postoperative pain is an important option to be considered.

  13. Infusion of donor leukocytes to induce tolerance in organ allograft recipients

    Salgar, S. K.; Shapiro, R.; Dodson, F.; Corry, R.; McCurry, K.; Zeevi, A.; Pham, S. Van; Abu-Elmagd, K.; Reyes, J.; Jordan, M.; Keenan, R.; Griffith, B; Sesky, T.; Ostrowski, L.; Starzl, T.E.

    1999-01-01

    To further enhance chimerism, 229 primary allograft recipients have received perioperative intravenous infusion of a single dose of 3 to 6 × 108 unmodified donor bone marrow (BM) cells/kg body weight. In addition, 42 patients have been accrued in a concurrent protocol involving multiple (up to three) sequential perioperative infusions of 2 × 108 BM cells/kg/day from day 0–2 posttransplantation (PTx). Organ recipients (n = 133) for whom BM was not available were monitored as controls. The infu...

  14. Short-time, high-dosage penicillin infusion therapy of syphilis: an alternative to recommended regimens?

    Lomholt, Hans; Poulsen, Asmus; Brandrup, Flemming; Andersen, Klaus Ejner

    2003-01-01

    The optimal dosage and duration of penicillin treatment for the various stages of syphilis are not known. We present data on 20 patients with syphilis (primary, secondary or latent) treated with high-dose, short-time penicillin infusion therapy. Patients were given 10 MIU of penicillin G intraven......The optimal dosage and duration of penicillin treatment for the various stages of syphilis are not known. We present data on 20 patients with syphilis (primary, secondary or latent) treated with high-dose, short-time penicillin infusion therapy. Patients were given 10 MIU of penicillin G...

  15. Theoretical, clinical and pharmacokinetic aspects of cancer chemotherapy administered by continuous infusion

    This chapter reviews some of the theoretical and empirical aspects of the administration of anti-cancer drugs by continuous intravenous infusion in conjunction with radiation therapy. The variables contributing to schedule dependence of anti-cancer drugs are discussed. A table shows the improved therapeutic index of Bleomycin by continuous infusion in mice. The use of Cytarabine, a pyrimidine anti-metabolite which kills cells during S-phase or DNA synthesis, is examined. Fluorouracil and Doxorubicin are examined and several other drugs including vincristine, vinblastine, etoposide, and cisplatin are discussed

  16. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

    Based on the parallel increases of glucagon, the second peak of hepatic cAMP, and the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the prereplicative period in regenerating rate liver after a 70% hepatectomy, it was hypothesized that glucagon is responsible for the increased rate of purine synthesis de novo. To test this hypothesis, the effect of glucagon or dibutyryl cAMP infusion on the rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver was studied. Glucagon infusion but not insulin or glucose infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo, which was assayed by [14C]glycine or [14C]formate incorporation, by 2.7- to 4.3-fold. Glucagon infusion increased cAMP concentrations by 4.9-fold and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations by 1.5-fold in liver but did not change the specific activity of amidophosphoribosyltransferase or purine ribonucleotide concentrations. Dibutyryl cAMP infusion also increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo by 2.2- to 4.0-fold. Because glucagon infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the presence of unchanged purine ribonucleotide concentrations, it is concluded that glucagon after infusion or in animals after a 70% hepatectomy is playing an anabolic role to increase the rate of purine synthesis de novo by increasing cAMP and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations

  17. The Effect of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine on Spinal Block and Sedation

    Abdurrahman Ekici

    2015-03-01

    Material and Methods: Our randomised, double-blind study was applied to ASA I-III, 18-75 years old 50 patients scheduled for transurethral surgery. The patients were divided into two groups and spinal anesthesia with 5% levobupivacaine 12.5 mg was administered to all patients. Intravenous dexmedetomidine was received 1 and micro;g/kg for loading dose before 0.5 and micro;g/kg/hour infusion to Group D (n=25. Saline infusion was given 1 and micro;g/kg for loading dose before 0.5 and micro;g/kg/hour infusion to Group S (n=25. Systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure, heart rate, peripheral oxygen saturation values, pain and sedation score, the level and duration of motor and sensorial block, recovery and patient comfort score and side effects were recorded. Results: Time to reach maximum block level and duration of spinal anesthesia were longer in Group D than Group S. Sedation scores were significantly higher in Group D than Group S intraoperatively (except 1th minute and postoperatively 10th and 15th minutes. The incidence of side effects, postoperative recovery and patient comfort values were similar between the groups. Conclusion: We found that dexmedetomidine prolongs duration of motor block, provides safe and effective sedation without increasing the incidence of side effect in the patients under spinal anesthesia. [Cukurova Med J 2015; 40(1.000: 55-62

  18. Normal insulin-stimulated endothelial function and impaired insulin-stimulated muscle glucose uptake in young adults with low birth weight

    Hermann, T S; Rask-Madsen, C; Ihlemann, N; Domínguez, H; Jensen, C B; Storgaard, H; Vaag, A A; Kober, L; Torp-Pedersen, C

    2003-01-01

    of acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside in the forearm of fourteen 21-yr-old men with low birth weight and 16 controls of normal birth weight. Glucose uptake was measured during intraarterial insulin infusion. Dose-response studies were repeated during insulin infusion. The maximal blood flow...... during acetylcholine infusion was 14.1 +/- 2.7 and 14.4 +/- 2.1 [ml x (100 ml forearm)(-1) x min(-1)] in low and normal birth weight subjects, respectively. Insulin coinfusion increased acetylcholine-stimulated flow in both groups: 18.0 +/- 3.1 vs. 17.9 +/- 3.1 [ml x (100 ml forearm)(-1) x min(-1)], NS...

  19. [Intraosseous infusions in pediatric life-threatening emergencies].

    Salino, D; Cottin, X; Bordenet, M

    1993-01-01

    As the bone marrow is a vascular tissue which cannot collapse, it may be used as a vascular access to treat life-threatening emergencies especially in children. Two cases reported here underline the value of this life-saving procedure. Both children were 9 months old, and were admitted for severe dehydration, having lost 15 and 10% of body weight respectively. All attempts to set up an intravenous infusion in a peripheral vein failed in both. The fontanelles were closed, and the central veins (internal jugular and subclavian veins) easily accessible, however collapsed. Intraosseous infusion was decided as a last ditch procedure. A 15-gauge Mallarmé's trocar was inserted at the proximal end of the tibia. In both children, this allowed rehydration to be carried out, and, in the second child, anticonvulsive and antibiotic therapy to be started. The intraosseous line was replaced, in the first child, at the third hour, by a conventional infusion line, set up by denudation, and in the second one, by a subclavian line. This technique has few contra-indications, and the complication rate is low. However, this technique should remain limited to a few indications only. PMID:8311352

  20. Efficacy of bolus intravenous iron treatment in peritoneal dialysis patients

    Jovanović Nataša

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Normocytic, normochromic anemia is one of the first signs of chronic renal failure and it is common in patients on chronic dialysis treatment. It causes decrease in oxygen supply to tissues, increases cardiac minute volume, causes left ventricular hyperthrophy, cardiac insufficiency, disorders related to cognitive functions and immune response, and increases morbidity and mortality rates. The leading cause of anemia in patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD is iron depletion and most patients on PD need oral or parenteral iron supplementation. The aim of this study was to evaluate our first experience with bolus intravenous ferrogluconate therapy in patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis at the Nephrology Clinic of the Clinical Center of Serbia (CCS. Material and Methods. We examined 11 patients, 7 males and 4 females, mean-age 49 years (range 31 to 68 years on chronic PD. All patients received blood transfusions, oral or intramuscular iron supplementation before 465 to 665 mg ferrogluconate therapy was given in 500 ml. saline intravenous infusion; 5 of them were on erythropoietin therapy and 2 of them started with EPO therapy after the ferrogluconate therapy. Results. The blood count improved during the first 3 months after application of bolus intravenous iron therapy (ferrogluconate; erythropoietin dose was not increased during the follow-up. Some patients suffered from side effects during infusion and 6 patients received the complete treatment. Discussion. Blood count improves in a number of patients affected by end-stage renal disease during the first months on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD treatment. But a large number of patients on chronic CAPD treatment are iron-depleted and they require oral or parenteral substitution. Side effects and complications of intravenous iron therapy were not severe and only one patient suffered from allergic manifestations. Ferremia and blood count improved in patients who did not receive erythropoietin during the follow-up, and patients on erythropoietin therapy required lower doses after receiving the intraveonous iron therapy. Conclusion. Blood count improvement and the lack of severe side effects speak in favor of further iron supplementation with bolus intravenous iron replacement. .

  1. Sensibilidad a la insulina en ovejas prepberes con alimentacin normal y con restriccin alimenticia Insulin sensitivity in prepubertal growing ewes with normal and restricted alimentation

    S E Recabarren

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se ha demostrado, en borregas en crecimiento, que el ayuno est asociado a resistencia insulnica como un fenmeno adaptativo a la baja ingesta calrica. La restriccin alimenticia es otra situacin natural o experimental que puede enfrentar la hembra en crecimiento, en la cual la disponibilidad de energa est por debajo de los requerimientos indispensables para el crecimiento. La sensibilidad a la insulina podra cambiar tambin como una adaptacin fisiolgica a la escasez de alimento. El objetivo del presente estudio fue reconocer si la sensibilidad a la insulina disminuye durante la restriccin alimenticia de borregas en crecimiento. La sensibilidad a la insulina se evalu con el test de tolerancia a la glucosa endovenosa (TTGEV. Cinco borregas con crecimiento normal y cinco borregas con restriccin alimenticia por seis semanas, a partir de las 20 semanas de edad, se infundieron con una solucin estril de glucosa (300 mg/kg peso corporal, solucin al 50% en dos minutos. Se colectaron muestras de sangre desde la yugular mediante un catter venoso 15 y 10 minutos antes de la infusin de glucosa, y a los 0, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 minutos despus del inicio de la infusin en cuyo plasma se midi glucosa e insulina. Las concentraciones de glucosa (g/l e insulina (UI/ml se analizaron con la frmula de Matsuda y DeFronzo para determinar el ndice de sensibilidad a la insulina (ISI-Composite. Se calcul tambin el rea bajo la curva de insulina basal, estimulada e incremental y la constante de utilizacin de la glucosa. El ISI-C fue menor en las borregas con restriccin alimenticia (636,43 125,66 en comparacin con las borregas controles (1528,18 297,61 PIt has been shown that fasting in growing ewes is associated with insulin resistance as an adaptative mechanism to the low energy supply. Food restriction is another experimental or natural situation that may occur for growing ewes where energy supply is under the requirement for growth. Insulin sensitivity may also change as a physiological adaptation to the shortage of food. The aim of the present study was to assess if insulin sensitivity decreases during food restriction in growing ewes. Insulin sensitivity was assessed by the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT. A glucose solution (300mg/kg body weight, 50% solution was infused over two minutes into five normal growing 26-week old ewes and five 26 week-old ewes that had been restrictively fed from the age of 20 to 26 weeks. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein of each ewe by an indwelling jugular vein catheter 15 and 10 min before and at 0, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27 and 30 min after the initiation of the glucose infusion, and plasma glucose and insulin were measured by RIA. To determine the insulin sensitivity index (ISI, glucose and insulin concentrations were analyzed using the Matsuda and De Fronzo's formula (ISI-Composite. Basal, stimulated and incremental area under the curve of insulin and the glucose utilization constants were also calculated. ISI-C was lower in food-restricted female sheep (636.43 125.66 compared to normal growing females (1528.18 297.61, (P < 0.05. Concordant with this, incremental area under the curve of insulin was lower (290.54 79.45 ng/ml/30 min in control than in food-restricted females (642.16 140.04 ng/mL/30 min, P < 0.05. The glucose utilization constant did not differ between groups. Results suggest that food restriction induces insulin resistance as an adaptative process to the shortage of food in growing female sheep

  2. Amino acid infusion during anesthesia attenuates the surgery induced decline in IGF-1 and diminishes the "diabetes of injury"

    Eksborg Staffan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Surgery, commonly performed after an overnight fast, causes a postoperative decline in the anabolic and glucose lowering insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1. Clinical fasting studies have exhibited a positive correlation between IGF-1 and nitrogen balance during different conditions. A perioperative amino acid infusion changes nitrogen balance and might thereby influence serum IGF-1. We hypothesized that amino acid infusion would enhance IGF-1 and thereby might influence glucose homeostasis after surgery. In this study we examined two different regimes of perioperative amino acids infusion. Methods 24 females scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy were randomized into three groups; Ringer's solution infusion throughout anesthesia (Group B, amino acid infusion throughout anesthesia (Group C and amino acid infusion 1 hour before anesthesia and during 1.5 hrs of surgery (Group D. Six female volunteers, who were not operated, but received the same amino acids infusion after fasting, served as controls (Group A. Fasting levels of IGF-1, Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1, insulin and P-glucose were studied prior to, and four days following, operation. Homeostasis model assessment (HOMA was used as an index of insulin resistance. Non-parametric statistical methods were used. Results During the study the Ringer-group exhibited a decrease in IGF-1 and an increase in insulin and plasma glucose after surgery. Within the other groups there were no significant alterations over time after surgery, with the exception of a postoperative decrease in IGF-1 in group D. Group C had higher IGF-1 levels compared to group B on all days. Also, group D had higher IGF-1 levels than group B on day 2 – 4. From baseline to the first postoperative day there was a significant increase in HOMA and IGFBP-1 in groups B and C. These changes were not found in group D, in which insulin, glucose, HOMA and IGFBP-1 did not change. Amino acid infusion to the volunteers did not affect any of the variables studied. Conclusion Amino acid infusion during surgery attenuates the decrease in IGF-1 and diminishes the "diabetes of injury".

  3. Ambulatory infusion of noradrenaline for long-term treatment of Shy-Drager syndrome.

    Kribben, A; Bremer, C; Fritschka, E; Koeppen, S; Ahrens, O; Philipp, T

    1998-01-01

    A 70-year-old female patient with advanced Shy-Drager syndrome exhibited severe orthostatic hypotension, low serum catecholamine levels, and autonomic dysfunction. She was bedridden despite oral medication with fludrocortisone, etilefrin, dihydroergotamine, L-dopa, yohimbine, and amezinium methyl sulfate. Only intravenous application of noradrenaline (30 ng/kg/min) provided complete mobilization. After implantation of a port-a-cath system, intravenous noradrenaline treatment could be continued on an outpatient basis. Over the following 5 years, the patient was throughout sufficiently mobile and did not show any significant side effects of this treatment. However, during the 5th year she suffered from nonhemorrhagic brain stem infarction due to cerebral hypoperfusion after orthostatic stress in the absence of noradrenaline infusion. We conclude that ambulatory noradrenaline infusion is a new valuable tool for long-term treatment of advanced Shy-Drager syndrome. PMID:9661140

  4. Prospective Study of Venous Complications Following Intravenous Diazepam in Dental Outpatients*

    Gelfman, Stephen S.; Dionne, Raymond A; Driscoll, Edward J.

    1981-01-01

    The incidence of venous complications following intravenous diazepam administered to 190 dental out-patients was investigated in a prospective, randomized study. The administration into the smaller veins of the hand and forearm resulted in a significant increase in the incidence of thrombophlebitis. Use of a plastic catheter in place of an infusion needle or flushing with 150 ml of saline did not alter the incidence of venous complications. These results suggest that use of the larger veins o...

  5. Hypersensitivity reactions to intravenous iron: guidance for risk minimization and management

    Rampton, David; Folkersen, Joergen; Fishbane, Steven; Hedenus, Michael; Howaldt, Stefanie; Locatelli, Francesco; Patni, Shalini; Szebeni, Janos; Weiss, Guenter

    2014-01-01

    Intravenous iron is widely used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia when oral iron is inappropriate, ineffective or poorly tolerated. Acute hypersensitivity reactions during iron infusions are very rare but can be life-threatening. This paper reviews their frequency, pathogenesis and risk factors, and provides recommendations about their management and prevention. Complement activation-related pseudo-allergy triggered by iron nanoparticles is probably a more frequent pathogenetic mech...

  6. A clinical guide to using intravenous proton-pump inhibitors in reflux and peptic ulcers

    Pang, Sandy H.; Graham, David Y.

    2010-01-01

    Intravenous (IV) proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent gastric acid suppressing agents, and their use is popular in clinical practice. Both IV and oral PPIs have similarly short half-lives, and their effects on acid secretion are similar, thus their dosing and dosage intervals appear to be interchangeable. The possible exception is when sustained high pHs are required to promote clot stabilization in bleeding peptic ulcers. Continuous infusion appears to be the only form of administration ...

  7. A phase-I study of intravenous bryostatin-1 in patients with advanced cancer

    Prendiville, J.; Crowther, D; Thatcher, N.; Woll, P. J.; Fox, B. W.; McGown, A.; Testa, N.; Stern, P.; McDermott, R.; Potter, M; Pettit, G R

    1993-01-01

    Bryostatin 1 is a novel antitumour agent derived from Bugula neritina of the marine phylum Ectoprocta. Nineteen patients with advanced solid tumours were entered into a phase I study to evaluate the toxicity and biological effects of bryostatin 1. Bryostatin 1 was given as a one hour intravenous infusion at the beginning of each 2 week treatment cycle. A maximum of three treatment cycles were given. Doses were escalated in steps from 5 to 65 jig m-2 in successive patient groups. T...

  8. Analgesic and Nonanalgesic Effects of Intravenous Hydromorphone - Relation to Plasma Concentrations in Healthy Volunteers

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the analgesic and nonanalgesic effects and the pharmacokinetics of an intravenous infusion of 2 mg hydromorphone over 20 mins.DESIGN: Open study.SUBJECTS: Twelve healthy volunteers.MEASUREMENTS: The analgesic effect of hydromorphone was evaluated serially using pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) measured on the third fingers and toes. The nonanalgesic effects of hydromorphone were measured as miosis, decrease of saliva production and central nervous effects such as euph...

  9. A Comparison Between Sublingual Misoprostol and Intravenous Oxytocin for Inducing labor in Women with Term Pregnancy

    Leila Habibi; Shirin Niroomanesh; Laleh Ghadirian

    2012-01-01

    Objective: In this study efficacy of sub lingual Misoprostol was examined in comparison to Oxytocin (I.V.) for inducing of labor in term pregnancy. Materials and methods: Seventy patients were allocated by blocked randomization to Groups A (n=35, sub lingual Misoprostol 25 μg four hourly to maximum of 5 doses) and B (n=35, continuous Oxytocin infusion). Results: Delivery active phase and total labor phase were shorter with sublingual Misoprostol in comparison to intravenous Oxytocin ...

  10. Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy: Single Patient Response to Intravenous Dosing of GNE Gene Lipoplex

    Nemunaitis, Gregory; Jay, Chris M.; Maples, Phillip B; Gahl, William A; Huizing, Marjan; Yardeni, Tal; Tong, Alex W.; Phadke, Anagha P; Pappen, Beena O.; Bedell, Cynthia; Allen, Henry; Hernandez, Cathy; Templeton, Nancy S.; Kuhn, Joseph; Senzer, Neil

    2011-01-01

    Hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM) is an autosomal recessive adult-onset myopathy due to mutations in the GNE (UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase) gene. Affected patients have no therapeutic options. We have previously demonstrated in preclinical testing the ability to safely correct GNE gene function through liposomal delivery of the wild-type GNE gene. Results were verified in a single patient treated by intravenous infusion of GNE gene lipoplex. A single ...

  11. Myocardial infarction after rituximab infusion.

    Renard, Dimitri; Cornillet, Luc; Castelnovo, Giovanni

    2013-07-01

    Myocardial infarction after rituximab or other monoclonal antibody therapies has been reported in rare cases, all in patients with classical cardiovascular risk factors or associated inflammatory or lymphoproliferative disorders. We report the case of a 52-year-old man, without classical cardiovascular risk factors or associated inflammatory or lymphoproliferative disorder, treated for seronegative myasthenia with rituximab infusions complicated by myocardial infarction. The exact origin of myocardial infarction after monoclonal antibody treatment is unclear. Myocardial infarction is a rare but possibly fatal complication of rituximab infusion, even occurring in relatively young patients, without classical risk factors and without associated inflammatory or lymphoproliferative disorder. PMID:23768984

  12. Early differential defects of insulin secretion and action in 19-year-old caucasian men who had low birth weight

    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Dela, Flemming; Holst, Jens Juul; Madsbad, Sten; Vaag, Allan A

    2002-01-01

    were significantly lower in the LBW group. Insulin-stimulated glycolytic flux was significantly reduced, and suppression of endogenous glucose production was enhanced in the LBW group. Nevertheless, basal and insulin-stimulated rates of whole-body peripheral glucose disposal, glucose oxidation, lipid...... physiological insulin levels (10 and 40 mU/m(2) per min), indirect calorimetry, and [3-(3)H]glucose. Insulin secretion was examined during an oral and intravenous glucose tolerance test. Fasting p-glucose was higher in the LBW group (5.6 +/- 0.1 vs. 5.4 +/- 0.1; P < 0.05). Basal plasma glycerol concentrations...... oxidation, exogenous glucose storage, and nonoxidative glucose metabolism were similar in the two groups. Insulin secretion was reduced by 30% in the LBW group, when expressed relative to insulin sensitivity (disposition index = insulin secretion x insulin action). We propose that reduced insulin-stimulated...

  13. Arrhythmias during and after zoledronic acid infusion patients with bone metastasis.

    Yazici, Ozan; Aksoy, Sercan; Ucar, Ozgul; Ozdemir, Nuriye; Demir, Mevlut; Sendur, Mehmet Ali Nahit; Arik, Zafer; Yaman, Sebnem; Eren, Tulay; Uncu, Dogan; Zengin, Nurullah

    2013-01-01

    Zoledronic acid (ZA) is one of the important bisphosphonates which is widely used in bone metastatic cancer and osteoporotic patients. In a few studies, it has been reported that treatment with bisphosphonates was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. We aimed to evaluate the arrhythmias that developed during and immediately after infusion of the ZA. Fifty-two bone metastatic patients were included in the study group. All patients had 24-h Holter monitorization during the first dose ZA infusion day. All of the patients had 4-h basal cardiac rhythm records before ZA infusion and about 19 h after infusion. A short survey including demographic data and past medical history has been completed. None of patients had clinically important arrhythmias before ZA infusion. We divided arrhythmias into two groups as supraventricular and ventricular. We evaluated arrhythmias in pre-infusion, during infusion, and post-infusion periods. ZA was administered 4 mg intravenously (IV) in 15 min. Thirty-three of patients (63.5 %) were male and 19 (36.5 %) patients were female. Mean age of the patients was 53.9 ± 11.8 years. Most frequent cancers were breast (25 %) and lung cancer (15.3 %). Twelve (23 %) patients had history of mediastinal radiotherapy. In basal records, we detected that twenty-four (46 %) of patients had supraventricular premature complexes (SVPC) or ventricular premature complexes (VPC). Fifteen (28.8 %) of patients had SVPC and fourteen (26.9 %) had VPC during infusion period. After infusion period, 48 (92.3 %) of patients had SVPC and 41 (78.8 %) had VPC. Only 3 patients had no arrhythmia after infusion. Three patients had sinus arrhythmia and two had Mobitz type 2 atrioventricular blocks after infusion. One patient, who had no history of comorbidities and had SVPC in the basal records, developed atrial fibrillation that was refractory to medical cardioversion after 10 days of seventh dose of ZA infusion. In this study, we found that both SVPC and VPC increased in cancer patients treated with ZA. Furthermore, ZA may induce clinically important arrhythmias. PMID:23690271

  14. Infusions failures in the use of peripheral venous catheters in children: integrative review

    Tathiana Silva de Souza Martins; Zenith Rosa Silvino

    2009-01-01

    During the time of maintenance of the therapy in peripheral vein, many problems, called as imperfections of the infusion, hinder that the therapy has continuity in a venous vase. Looking for to contribute and to add efforts for the improvement of the assistance of given nursing the child in use of intravenous therapy, considered it present inquiry with the objective to identify the available evidences in literature on the main infusionais imperfections related to the use of peripheral the ven...

  15. Calcium and calcitonin responses to calcium infusion in type I diabetes mellitus.

    Amado, J A; Gomez, C.; Obaya, S.; Otero, M.; Gonzalez-Macias, J.

    1987-01-01

    We studied calcium and calcium and calcitonin responses to intravenous calcium infusion (3 mg of elemental calcium/kg of body weight in 10 minutes) in 21 type I diabetic males and 17 age-matched normal males. Baseline total calcium, parathyroid hormone and calcitonin levels were normal in the diabetic group, but ionized calcium was lowered. Cortical bone status and osteocalcin levels were normal, suggesting a normal osteoblastic function. Total calcium and ionized calcium responses to calcium...

  16. Programmable Infusion Pumps in ICUs: An Analysis of Corresponding Adverse Drug Events

    Nuckols, Teryl K.; Bower, Anthony G; Paddock, Susan M.; Hilborne, Lee H; Wallace, Peggy; Rothschild, Jeffrey M; Griffin, Anne; Fairbanks, Rollin J; Carlson, Beverly; Panzer, Robert J; Brook, Robert H.

    2007-01-01

    Background Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) frequently experience adverse drug events involving intravenous medications (IV-ADEs), which are often preventable. Objectives To determine how frequently preventable IV-ADEs in ICUs match the safety features of a programmable infusion pump with safety software (“smart pump”) and to suggest potential improvements in smart-pump design. Design Using retrospective medical-record review, we examined preventable IV-ADEs in ICUs before and after 2 ...

  17. Insulin sensitivity and insulin response in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

    Persson, B; Edwall, L; Hanson, U; Nord, E; Westgren, M

    1997-08-01

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with much increased risk of developing diabetes later on in life. Using the frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test and the minimal model analyses we have therefore determined the early insulin response to glucose (EIR) and insulin sensitivity (Si), in women with GDM of different severity (n = 14) and in normal women (n = 10). During the last trimester of pregnancy. GDMs compared to controls had significantly lower EIR (p < 0.001) and Si (p < 0.01). The reduction in EIR was less marked in GDM patients treated with diet alone (n = 6) as compared to GMD patients (n = 8) who subsequently during pregnancy needed treatment also with insulin. The insulin treated GDM group only had higher fasting glucose level than controls (5.2 vs 4.2 mmol/l, p < 0.001). Both GDM subgroups had slightly elevated basal levels of FFA and 3-hydroxybutyrate. Si and EIR were inversely correlated in control women and their fasting glucose correlated both to EIR (r = 0.63, p < 0.05) and to Si (r = 0.59, p < 0.05). In the GDM subgroups Si and EIR were unrelated and there were no correlations between fasting glucose and Si or EIR. These results suggest that glucose intolerance in GDM patients in the last trimester of pregnancy is characterized by both an impaired insulin secretion and an increased resistance to insulin. The impairment of insulin secretion and action increases with the severity of hyperglycemia, and the relative insulin deficiency characterizing GDM patients is associated with a selected defect in insulin action mainly affecting gluco-regulation. PMID:9288577

  18. Intravascular streaming and variable delivery to brain following carotid artery infusions in the Sprague-Dawley rat

    Intracarotid artery infusions in animals are commonly performed in studies of the blood-brain barrier and in chemotherapy trials. Implicit in the analysis of these experiments is that the infusate will be distributed to the territory of the internal carotid artery in a manner that is proportional to blood flow. Fifteen Sprague-Dawley rats were studied to determine if poor infusate mixing with blood due to intravascular streaming occurred during intracarotid artery drug infusions and if it could be eliminated with fast retrograde infusion. In three experimental groups, a radiolabeled flow tracer--14C-iodoantipyrine (IAP)--was infused retrograde through the external carotid artery into the common carotid artery at slow, medium, and fast rates (0.45, 1.5, and 5.0 ml/min). In a control group, IAP was injected intravenously (i.v.). Local isotope concentrations in the brain were determined by quantitative autoradiography, and the variability of isotope delivery was assessed in the frontoparietal cortex, temporal cortex, and caudate putamen of all animals. Streaming phenomena were manifest in all selected anatomic areas after the slow and medium rates of intraarterial infusion. After fast intracarotid infusion or i.v. injection, there was uniform distribution of isotope in the same brain regions

  19. Infusion of radionuclides throughout pregnancy

    This work is part of a long-term study to examine the cancer incidence in the offspring of mice exposed to 239Pu or 147Pm throughout pregnancy. The need to model the human intake scenario and the possibility of a critical period during uterine development necessitates constant availability of radionuclides throughout pregnancy. Various methods (multiple daily injections, infusion by external cannula and infusion by indwelling osmotic pump) have been examined and osmotic infusion pumps chosen. These pumps result in a near-constant blood concentration for up to 21 days. Part of the study is the estimation of dose to the critical haemopoietic tissues of the pup from a knowledge of the radionuclide distribution and kinetics. At present the distribution has been followed from birth to 180 days. Activity in the suckling pups at 7 days old is around 1 percent of the infused activity, though most of this is accounted for by the contents of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The liver and femur account for around 0.025 percent and 0.012 percent respectively per pup. Activity increases in both liver and femur during lactation after which both concentration and activity fall with time. Long-term studies with the pups of dams exposed to a range of 239Pu concentrations between 0-70 kBq/kg are underway. Correlation of average organ dose with tumour incidence will be determined at completion of the life-span study. (Author) 39 refs., 5 tabs., 6 figs

  20. Enhancing Instruction through Software Infusion.

    Sia, Archie P.

    The presence of the computer in the classroom is no longer considered an oddity; it has become an ordinary resource for teachers to use for the enhancement of instruction. This paper presents an examination of software infusion, i.e., the use of computer software to enrich instruction in an academic curriculum. The process occurs when a chosen

  1. Palmitate Induces Insulin Resistance in H4IIEC3 Hepatocytes through Reactive Oxygen Species Produced by Mitochondria* S⃞

    NAKAMURA, SEIJI; Takamura, Toshinari; Matsuzawa-Nagata, Naoto; Takayama, Hiroaki; Misu, Hirofumi; Noda, Hiroyo; Nabemoto, Satoko; Kurita, Seiichiro; Ota, Tsuguhito; Ando, Hitoshi; Miyamoto, Ken-Ichi; KANEKO, SHUICHI

    2009-01-01

    Visceral adiposity in obesity causes excessive free fatty acid (FFA) flux into the liver via the portal vein and may cause fatty liver disease and hepatic insulin resistance. However, because animal models of insulin resistance induced by lipid infusion or a high fat diet are complex and may be accompanied by alterations not restricted to the liver, it is difficult to determine the contribution of FFAs to hepatic insulin resistance. Therefore, we treated H4IIEC3 cells, a rat hepatocyte cell l...

  2. Creating genetics-based infusion centers: a case study of two models.

    Laney, Dawn J; White, Amy L; Rhead, William J; Fernhoff, Paul

    2008-08-01

    In 1993, the first effective enzyme replacement therapy for a genetic disease, Ceredase (Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA), was approved for use in patients with Gaucher disease. Over the next 13 years, enzyme replacement therapy became clinically available for the treatment of Fabry disease, mucopolysaccharidosis Type I, mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI, and glycogen storage disease Type II. The development of enzyme replacement therapy to treat lysosomal storage diseases has resulted in an increasing number of genetic patients undergoing weekly or biweekly intravenous enzyme replacement therapy and an expanded role of the genetics team to include comprehensive care involving therapeutic intervention for lysosomal storage diseases. This article describes the development of two outpatient genetics-based infusion centers: the Northshore Genetics Infusion Clinic as part of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Lysosomal Diseases Treatment Center in conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center for Genetic Infusions in the Emory University Department of Human Genetics. PMID:18641514

  3. PACAP-38 infusion causes sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery in the rat

    Bhatt, Deepak K; Gupta, Saurabh; Olesen, Jes; Jansen-Olesen, Inger

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In healthy human volunteers and in migraineurs, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) infusion caused sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) and an immediate as well as a delayed headache. All the study subjects experienced facial flushing....... Mast cells (MCs) might have a role in the long-lasting effect of PACAP-38 infusion. We hypothesized that in mast cell-depleted (MCD) rats the vascular responses to PACAP-38 would be lesser than in control rats because of a lack of vasodilatory products released during MC degranulation. METHODS: MCs...... were depleted by chronic treatment with compound 48/80. The effect of 20 minutes' intravenous (i.v.) infusion of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), PACAP-38, PACAP(6-38) (PAC-1 receptor antagonist) and PACAP-27 on the diameter of the MMA and on mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) in control and...

  4. PENGARUH INFUS BEBERAPA TANAMAN OBAT TERHADAP TEKANAN DARAH DAN FAAL JANTUNG KUCING

    B. Dzulkarnain

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The 10 percent infusion of Sericoccalyx crispus BL administered intravenously at dose 1 ml/kg did not alter the cardiovascular system of the anaesthetized cat. Piper betle LINN and Euphatorium triplinerve VAHL at the same dose of administration decreased the blood pressure with short onset and duration. One milliliter of a 10 percent infusion of Curcuma domestica VAHL decreased the blood pressure of the anaesthetized cat slowly and lasting about 3 hours reaching its maximal depression at one hour after injection. The action on the heart rate, contractility and autonomic ganglion is not clear. A direct action, after reaction of substance or after formation of a substance, on the blood vessels is sugested to be the most probable mechanism of action of this crude infusion of Curcuma domestica.

  5. Thallium-201 myocardial single photon emission computed tomography after isoproterenol infusion in diagnosing ischemia heart disease

    Patients with obstructive atherosclerotic disease of the peripheral arteries are often unable to undergo a standard Treadmill test for evaluation of concomitant coronary artery diseases. To establish an alternative method of testing, 27 patients had intravenous infusion of isoproterenol, up to 1.0 ?g/kg, in conjugation with myocardial thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). All underwent coronary angiography. Thallium-201 myocardial SPECT after isoproterenol infusion was found to have 100 % sensitivity and 100 % specificity for detecting coronary artery diseases (stenotic or occluded coronary arteries with or without myocardial infarction) and 87 % sensitivity and 100 % specificity for detecting stenotic coronary arteries with viable regional myocardium. No major complication was experienced during and after this study. It is concluded that serial thallium-201 myocardial SPECT after isoproterenol infusion is safe, reliable and useful for detecting coronary artery disease when standard exercise test is not feasible. (author)

  6. Intravenous urography and childhood trauma

    Okorie, N. M.; MacKinnon, A. E.

    1982-01-01

    Results of intravenous urography (IVU) in 33 patients suspected of suffering from renal trauma were reviewed. It was concluded that when haematuria is only detected microscopically and clears within 24 hr then an IVU is not necessary, in the absence of other evidence of significant urinary tract injury.

  7. IMMUNOREGULATORY EFFECTS OF INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULINS

    S. A. Sel'kov

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Treatmentwithintravenousimmunoglobulins(IVIGiswidelyusedinmodernclinicalpracticeinordertocuredifferentclinicaldisorders,includingobstetricconditions.Currently,IVIGshavebecomedrugsof choice for treatmentof anti-phospholipid syndrome inpregnantwomen, like as in casesof intrauterinecytomegalovirusinfection.

  8. Endothelin-1 exacerbates development of hypertension and atherosclerosis in modest insulin resistant syndrome

    Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is known as potent vasoconstrictor, by virtue of its mitogenic effects, and may deteriorate the process of hypertension and atherosclerosis by aggravating hyperplasia and migration in VSMCs. Our previous study demonstrated that insulin infusion caused sequential induction of hyperinsulinemia, hyperendothelinemia, insulin resistance, and then hypertension in rats. However, the underlying mechanism of ET-1 interfere insulin signaling in VSMCs remains unclear. To characterize insulin signaling during modest insulin resistant syndrome, we established and monitored rats by feeding high fructose-diet (HFD) until high blood pressure and modest insulin resistance occurred. To explore the role of ET-1/ETAR during insulin resistance, ETAR expression, ET-1 binding, and insulin signaling were investigated in the HFD-fed rats and cultured A-10 VSMCs. Results showed that high blood pressure, tunica medial wall thickening, plasma ET-1 and insulin, and accompanied with modest insulin resistance without overweight and hyperglycemia occurred in early-stage HFD-fed rats. In the endothelium-denuded aorta from HFD-fed rats, ETAR expression, but not ETBR, and ET-1 binding in aorta were increased. Moreover, decreasing of insulin-induced Akt phosphorylation and increasing of insulin-induced ERK phosphorylation were observed in aorta during modest insulin resistance. Interestingly, in ET-1 pretreated VSMCs, the increment of insulin-induced Akt phosphorylation was decreased whereas the increment of insulin-induced ERK phosphorylation was increased. In addition, insulin potentiated ET-1-induced VSMCs migration and proliferation due to increasing ET-1 binding. ETAR antagonist reversed effects of ET-1 on insulin-induced signaling and VSMCs migration and proliferation. In summary, modest insulin resistance syndrome accompanied with hyperinsulinemia leading to the potentiation on ET-1-induced actions in aortic VSMCs. ET-1 via ETAR pathway suppressed insulin-induced AKT activation, whereas remained insulin-induced ERK activation. ET-1 and insulin synergistically potentiated migration and proliferation mainly through ETAR/ERK dependent pathway, which is dominant in VSMCs during modest insulin resistance syndrome. Therefore, ET-1 and ETAR are potential targets responsible for the observed synergism effect in the hypertensive atherosclerotic process through enhancement of ET-1 binding, ET-1 binding, ETAR expression, and ET-1-induced mitogenic actions in aortic VSMCs. - Highlights: • ET-1/ETAR signaling and insulin-induced pERK were high in modest insulin resistance. • ET-1 via ETAR suppressed insulin-induced pAKT but remained intact pERK in VSMCs. • Insulin potentiated ET-1-induced VSMC mitogenic action was ETAR/ERK dependent

  9. Ad Hoc versus Standardized Admixtures for Continuous Infusion Drugs in Neonatal Intensive Care: Cognitive Task Analysis of Safety at the Bedside

    Brannon, Timothy S.

    2006-01-01

    Continuous infusion intravenous (IV) drugs in neonatal intensive care are usually prepared based on patient weight so that the dose is readable as a simple multiple of the infusion pump rate. New safety guidelines propose that hospitals switch to using standardized admixtures of these drugs to prevent calculation errors during ad hoc preparation. Extended hierarchical task analysis suggests that switching to standardized admixtures may lead to more errors in programming the pump at the bedside.

  10. Application of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with 99mTc-MAA in evaluation of perfusion patterns during hepatic infusion chemotherapy

    In 6 patients receiving hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy for liver metastases, planar and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images of the abdomen were obtained after intravenous injection of 99mTc-phytate, and intra-catheter injection of 99mTc-MAA in the same geometrical settings. With this method, the three-dimensional intra- and extra-hepatic distribution of the agents during hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy can be evaluated. (author)

  11. In vivo tracking of {sup 111}In-oxine labeled mesenchymal stem cells following infusion in patients with advanced cirrhosis

    Gholamrezanezhad, Ali, E-mail: agholam1@jhmi.edu [Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mirpour, Sahar [Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bagheri, Mohammad; Mohamadnejad, Mehdi [Digestive Disease Research Center. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Alimoghaddam, Kamran [Hematology and BMT Research Center. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Abdolahzadeh, Leila [Digestive Disease Research Center. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Saghari, Mohsen [Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Malekzadeh, Reza [Digestive Disease Research Center. Shariati Hospital. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 14114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-10-15

    Background: Several animal and few human studies suggest the beneficial role of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in liver cirrhosis. However, little is known about the fate of MSCs after infusion in cirrhotic patients. We evaluated stem cell biodistribution after peripheral infusion of MSCs in four cirrhotic patients. Methods: After three passages of MSCs, the patients received a total of 250-400x10{sup 6} cells, of which only 50% of the cells were labeled. Specific activities of 0.21-0.67 MBq/10{sup 6} cells were maintained for the injected labeled MSCs. Planar whole-body acquisitions (anterior/posterior projections) were acquired immediately following infusion as well as at 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, 24 h, 48 h, 7th and 10th days after cell infusion. Results: After intravenous infusion, the radioactivity was first observed to accumulate in the lungs. During the following hours to days, the radioactivity gradually increased in the liver and spleen, with spleen uptake exceeding that in the liver in all patients. Region-of-interest analysis showed that the percentage of cells homing to the liver (following decay and background corrections and geometric mean calculation) increased from 0.0%-2.8% at immediately post-infusion images to 13.0-17.4% in 10th-day post-infusion. Similarly, the residual activities in the spleen increased from 2.0%-10.2% at immediately post-infusion images to 30.1%-42.2% in 10th-day post-infusion. During the same period, the residual activities in the lungs decreased from 27.0-33.5% to 2.0-5.4%. Conclusion: The infusion of MSCs labeled with {sup 111}In-oxine through a peripheral vein is safe in cirrhosis. Cell labeling with {sup 111}In-oxine is a suitable method for tracking MSC distribution after infusion.

  12. In vivo tracking of 111In-oxine labeled mesenchymal stem cells following infusion in patients with advanced cirrhosis

    Background: Several animal and few human studies suggest the beneficial role of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in liver cirrhosis. However, little is known about the fate of MSCs after infusion in cirrhotic patients. We evaluated stem cell biodistribution after peripheral infusion of MSCs in four cirrhotic patients. Methods: After three passages of MSCs, the patients received a total of 250-400x106 cells, of which only 50% of the cells were labeled. Specific activities of 0.21-0.67 MBq/106 cells were maintained for the injected labeled MSCs. Planar whole-body acquisitions (anterior/posterior projections) were acquired immediately following infusion as well as at 2 h, 4 h, 6 h, 24 h, 48 h, 7th and 10th days after cell infusion. Results: After intravenous infusion, the radioactivity was first observed to accumulate in the lungs. During the following hours to days, the radioactivity gradually increased in the liver and spleen, with spleen uptake exceeding that in the liver in all patients. Region-of-interest analysis showed that the percentage of cells homing to the liver (following decay and background corrections and geometric mean calculation) increased from 0.0%-2.8% at immediately post-infusion images to 13.0-17.4% in 10th-day post-infusion. Similarly, the residual activities in the spleen increased from 2.0%-10.2% at immediately post-infusion images to 30.1%-42.2% in 10th-day post-infusion. During the same period, the residual activities in the lungs decreased from 27.0-33.5% to 2.0-5.4%. Conclusion: The infusion of MSCs labeled with 111In-oxine through a peripheral vein is safe in cirrhosis. Cell labeling with 111In-oxine is a suitable method for tracking MSC distribution after infusion.

  13. Intranasal insulin therapy

    Hilsted, J; Madsbad, S; Hvidberg, A; Rasmussen, M H; Krarup, T; Ipsen, Henriette Wittendorff; Hansen, B; Pedersen, M; Djurup, R; Oxenbøll, B

    1995-01-01

    To evaluate metabolic control and safety parameters (hypoglycaemia frequency and nasal mucosa physiology), 31 insulin-dependent diabetic patients were treated with intranasal insulin at mealtimes for 1 month and with subcutaneous fast-acting insulin at meals for another month in an open, crossover...... quickly during intranasal as compared with subcutaneous insulin administration. Metabolic control deteriorated, as assessed by haemoglobin A1c concentrations, slightly but significantly after intranasal as compared with subcutaneous insulin therapy. The bioavailability of intranasally applied insulin was...... low, since intranasal insulin doses were approximately 20 times higher than subcutaneous doses. The frequency of hypoglycaemia was similar during intranasal and subcutaneous insulin therapy, and nasal mucosa physiology was unaffected after intranasal insulin. We conclude that due to low...

  14. Calcinosis Cutis Confined to the Dermis after Intravenous Administration of a Calcium Preparation: A Case Report and Review of the Japanese Literature

    Watanabe, Soko; Shioda, Takeaki; Kobayashi, Ken; Ishizaki, Sumiko; Ito, Fumio; Fujibayashi, Mariko; Tanaka, Masaru

    2014-01-01

    A 61-year-old female received intravenous injection of calcium chloride after common iliac artery bypass surgery. A red flare appeared at the site of the intravenous infusion on the left forearm and gradually progressed to induration. Seven weeks later, she was referred to the Department of Dermatology for management. Physical examination showed an indurated plaque measuring 13 × 65 mm in size, with linearly distributed ulcers covered by yellowish-white substance, surrounded by reddish skin. ...

  15. [Clinical effects of intravenous ciprofloxacin on community-acquired pneumonia with positive Immunocard Mycoplasma test results].

    Okimoto, Niro; Nanba, Fumiyo; Kibayashi, Takashi; Kishimoto, Michihiro; Yamato, Kenji; Kurihara, Takeyuki; Honda, Yoshihiro; Osaki, Kohichi; Asaoka, Naoko

    2008-02-01

    We studied the clinical effects of intravenous ciprofloxacin (CPFX) on community-acquired pneumonia in patients with positive Immunocard Mycoplasma test results. The subjects were 35 patients (59.4 +/- 24.8 years old) with community-acquired pneumonia with positive Immunocard Mycoplasma test results. We infused CPFX 300mg copy intravenously twice daily for 3-14 days. It was effective in 33 of 35 patients, with an efficacy rate of 94.3%. Adverse reactions consisted of itching in 2 patients, malaise in 2 patients, drug eruption in 1 patient, elevation of GPT in 1 patient and elevation of BUN in 1 patient, but all were mild. We conclude that intravenous CPFX is useful for community-acquired pneumonia in case with positive Immunocard Mycoplasma test results. PMID:18318249

  16. Insulin pump treatment in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: experiences of the German working group for insulin pump treatment in pediatric patients.

    Kapellen, Thomas M; Klinkert, Christoph; Heidtmann, Bettina; Jakisch, Bela; Haberland, Holger; Hofer, Sabine E; Holl, Reinhard W

    2010-05-01

    Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is frequently used in children and adolescents. This review discusses pump treatment, as analyzed by the German Working Group for Insulin Pump Treatment in Pediatric Patients. This group has published several papers, in collaboration with the DPV-Wiss (Diabetes-Patienten-Verlaufsdaten) group. The review includes practical aspects of pump treatment and recent results of CSII in Germany, and compares these with American pump treatment. PMID:20463419

  17. Localized infusion of IGF-I results in skeletal muscle hypertrophy in rats

    Adams, G. R.; McCue, S. A.

    1998-01-01

    Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) peptide levels have been shown to increase in overloaded skeletal muscles (G. R. Adams and F. Haddad. J. Appl. Physiol. 81: 2509-2516, 1996). In that study, the increase in IGF-I was found to precede measurable increases in muscle protein and was correlated with an increase in muscle DNA content. The present study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that direct IGF-I infusion would result in an increase in muscle DNA as well as in various measurements of muscle size. Either 0.9% saline or nonsystemic doses of IGF-I were infused directly into a non-weight-bearing muscle of rats, the tibialis anterior (TA), via a fenestrated catheter attached to a subcutaneous miniosmotic pump. Saline infusion had no effect on the mass, protein content, or DNA content of TA muscles. Local IGF-I infusion had no effect on body or heart weight. The absolute weight of the infused TA muscles was approximately 9% greater (P muscles. IGF-I infusion resulted in significant increases in the total protein and DNA content of TA muscles (P hypertrophied TA was similar to that of the contralateral muscles. These results suggest that IGF-I may be acting to directly stimulate processes such as protein synthesis and satellite cell proliferation, which result in skeletal muscle hypertrophy.

  18. 21 CFR 880.5725 - Infusion pump.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Infusion pump. 880.5725 Section 880.5725 Food and... Infusion pump. (a) Identification. An infusion pump is a device used in a health care facility to pump fluids into a patient in a controlled manner. The device may use a piston pump, a roller pump, or...

  19. Restricted passage of insulin across capillary endothelium in perfused rat adipose tissue

    Passage of insulin across capillary endothelium was monitored in perfused rat parametrial adipose tissue by the effect of intra-arterially infused insulin on oxidation of [U-14C]glucose to CO2. Glucose oxidation was constant at 34 nmol C · g-1 · min-1 for 90 min in tissues perfused with 0 or 50 μU/ml. The rate of oxidation was doubled in 90 min at 100 μU/ml and maximal in 40 min at 200 μU/ml and in 20-30 min at 500 μU/ml. The slow decline in oxidation rate when insulin infusion was stopped suggested that insulin was sequestered in the tissue. Although half-maximal response to insulin occurred in perfused tissues at 100 μU/ml, it occurred at 8 μU/ml in incubated adipocytes and at 30 μU/ml in incubated tissue. In addition, the time required for maximal response to insulin was longer in perfused adipose tissue than in incubated cells and tissues. The data indicate that the transfer of insulin from blood to parenchymal cells in perfused tissue was restricted. The minimal amount of insulin needed for a response by adipocytes in perfused tissue was estimated at be <1% of that in blood. The findings are consistent with the concept that insulin is transferred across capillary endothelium by a receptor-mediated process

  20. Isotonic saline in elderly men: an open-labelled controlled infusion study of electrolyte balance, urine flow and kidney function.

    Hahn, R G; Nyberg Isacson, M; Fagerstrm, T; Rosvall, J; Nyman, C R

    2016-02-01

    Isotonic saline is a widely-used infusion fluid, although the associated chloride load may cause metabolic acidosis and impair kidney function in young, healthy volunteers. We wished to examine whether these effects also occurred in the elderly, and conducted a crossover study in 13 men with a mean age of 73 years (range 66-84), who each received intravenous infusions of 1.5 l of Ringer's acetate and of isotonic saline. Isotonic saline induced mild changes in plasma sodium (mean +1.5 mmol.l(-1) ), plasma chloride (+3 mmol.l(-1) ) and standard bicarbonate (-2 mmol.l(-1) ). Three hours after starting the infusions, 68% of the Ringer's acetate and 30% of the infused saline had been excreted (p 700 mOsmol.kg(-1) ) and/or creatinine (> 7 mmol.l(-1) ), was a strong factor governing the responses to both fluid loads. PMID:26669730

  1. Anestesi Infus Gravimetrik Ketamin dan Propofol pada Anjing (THE GRAVIMETRIC INFUSION ANAESTHESIA WITH KETAMINE AND PROPOFOL IN DOGS

    I Gusti Ngurah Sudisma

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aim was to evaluate quality of anaesthesia by using gravimetric infusion anaesthesia withketamine and propofol in dogs. The quality of anaesthesia, duration of actions, and the physiological responsseof anaesthesia were evaluated in twenty domestic dogs. Anaesthesia was induced intramuscularly withatropine (0.03 mg/kg-xylazine (2 mg/kg (AX, intravenously ketamine-propofol (KP (4 mg/kg, andmaintained with continuous intravenous infusion with pre-mixed propofol (P and normal saline containing2 mg/ml of propofol and 2 mg/ml of ketamine (K. Domestic stray dogs were randomly divided into fivegroups. Groups AXKP-K2P2, AXKP-K4P4, and AXKP-K6P6 were treated with ketamine-propofol the dose0.2 mg/kg/minute, 0.4 and 0.6 mg/kg/minute respectively, while group AXKP-P4 was given propofol 0.4 mg/kg/minute and group AXKP-I was given isoflurane 1-2%. Heart rate (HR, respiratory rate (RR,electrocardiogram (ECG, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2, end tidal CO2 (ET CO2, and capillary refill time(CRT were measured. No significant difference (P>0.05 found between the groups in anaesthetion times.All groups showed rapid and smooth inductions, prolonged surgical stage, and rapid recovery. Groups AXKPK2P2and AXKP-K4P4 showed minimal physiological effect on the dogs. The HR, RR, ET CO2, SpO2, CRT,and ECG wave were stabl. Combination of AXKP-K6P6 induced SpO2 depression, increased and instabilityof HR, RR and ET CO2. Groups AXKP-P4 showed decreased of HR and respiratory depression. All anaestheticcombinations showed no significant influence (P>0.05 on the electricity of the dog’s heart. The combinationof ketamine-propofol at dose 0.2 and 0.4 mg/kg/minute were found to be better as an application formaintaining anaesthesia by gravimetric continuous intravenous infusion. The method is a suitablealternative for inhalation anaesthesia in dogs.

  2. Time associated with intravenous zoledronic acid administration in patients with breast or prostate cancer and bone metastasis

    Richhariya A

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Akshara Richhariya1, Yi Qian2, Yufan Zhao2, Karen Chung11Amgen Inc, Global Health Economics, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; 2Amgen Inc, Global Biostatistical Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA, USAPurpose: Intravenous (IV zoledronic acid (ZA is commonly used to delay skeletal complications secondary to bone metastases. However, the time associated with ZA administration may represent a significant burden to healthcare providers and patients. This study assessed the time associated with IV ZA infusion in patients with bone metastases secondary to breast or prostate cancer (BC or PC in the clinic setting.Methods: Eligible BC or PC patients with bone metastases scheduled to receive IV ZA were observed at seven US-based oncology clinics. Trained observers recorded the time for preinfusion tasks, ZA drug preparation, intravenous infusion, and follow-up activities.Results: Data are reported for 39 patients (BC: 24; PC: 15. Mean administration time was 69 (standard deviation [SD] 42 minutes for all patients combined, 72 (SD 47 minutes for BC, and 65 (SD 33 minutes for PC. Activity times were comparable between tumor types. Mean time for preinfusion tasks (eg, assessment of vital signs, blood draw and ZA preparation were 12 (SD 20 minutes and 2 (SD 1 minutes, respectively. Mean time required for intravenous infusion (ZA infusion and hydration, when provided and follow-up activities were 54 (SD 31 minutes and 2 (SD 1 minutes, respectively.Conclusion: Infusion time was the greatest time commitment associated with IV ZA administration, representing 78% of the total time on average. Time for preinfusion activities varied substantially. Overall, the mean time for ZA administration represents a notable time burden for healthcare providers and patients.Keywords: time and motion, bisphosphonates, zoledronic acid, intravenous administration

  3. Insulin pump (image)

    The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal ... with diabetes. Dosage instructions are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin ...

  4. Giving an insulin injection

    To give an insulin injection, you need to fill the right syringe with the right amount of medicine, decide where to give the ... of each medicine to give. The type of insulin should match the type of syringe: U-100 ...

  5. High-mix insulins

    Sanjay Kalra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Premix insulins are commonly used insulin preparations, which are available in varying ratios of different molecules. These drugs contain one short- or rapid-acting, and one intermediate- or long-acting insulin. High-mix insulins are mixtures of insulins that contain 50% or more than 50% of short-acting insulin. This review describes the clinical pharmacology of high-mix insulins, including data from randomized controlled trials. It suggests various ways, in which high-mix insulin can be used, including once daily, twice daily, thrice daily, hetero-mix, and reverse regimes. The authors provide a rational framework to help diabetes care professionals, identify indications for pragmatic high-mix use.

  6. Use of a variable tracer infusion method to determine glucose turnover in humans

    The single-compartment pool fraction model, when used with the hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp technique to measure rates of glucose turnover, sometimes underestimates true rates of glucose appearance (Ra) resulting in negative values for hepatic glucose output (HGO). We focused our attention on isotope discrimination and model error as possible explanations for this underestimation. We found no difference in [3-3H] glucose specific activity in samples obtained simultaneously from the femoral artery and vein (2,400 +/- 455 vs. 2,454 +/- 522 dpm/mg) in 6 men during a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp study where insulin was infused at 40 mU.m-2.min-1 for 3 h; therefore, isotope discrimination did not occur. We compared the ability of a constant (0.6 microCi/min) vs. variable tracer infusion method (tracer added to the glucose infusate) to measure non-steady-state Ra during hyperinsulinemic clamp studies. Plasma specific activity fell during the constant tracer infusion studies but did not change from base line during the variable tracer infusion studies. By maintaining a constant plasma specific activity the variable tracer infusion method eliminates uncertainty about changes in glucose pool size. This overcame modeling error and more accurately measures non-steady-state Ra (P less than 0.001 by analysis of variance vs. constant infusion method). In conclusion, underestimation of Ra determined isotopically during hyperinsulinemic clamp studies is largely due to modeling error that can be overcome by use of the variable tracer infusion method. This method allows more accurate determination of Ra and HGO under non-steady-state conditions

  7. Anaphylactic reaction to intravenous diclofenac

    Ranju Singh

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug widely used as an opioid sparing agent for postoperative analgesia. Anaphylaxis due to intravenous diclofenac sodium is very rare. We report a case of anaphylactic reaction to IV diclofenac sodium, occurring postoperatively in a 25-year-old primigravida, the clinical features of which mimicked pulmonary embolism. The rarity, clinical importance and the diagnostic dilemma associated prompted us to report this case.

  8. Liver Glycogen Loading Dampens Glycogen Synthesis Seen in Response to Either Hyperinsulinemia or Intraportal Glucose Infusion

    Winnick, Jason J.; An, Zhibo; Kraft, Guillaume; Ramnanan, Christopher J.; Irimia, Jose M.; Smith, Marta; Lautz, Margaret; Roach, Peter J.; Cherrington, Alan D.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of liver glycogen loading on net hepatic glycogen synthesis during hyperinsulinemia or hepatic portal vein glucose infusion in vivo. Liver glycogen levels were supercompensated (SCGly) in two groups (using intraportal fructose infusion) but not in two others (Gly) during hyperglycemic-normoinsulinemia. Following a 2-h control period during which fructose infusion was stopped, there was a 2-h experimental period in which the response to hyperglycemia plus either 4× basal insulin (INS) or portal vein glucose infusion (PoG) was measured. Increased hepatic glycogen reduced the percent of glucose taken up by the liver that was deposited in glycogen (74 ± 3 vs. 53 ± 5% in Gly+INS and SCGly+INS, respectively, and 72 ± 3 vs. 50 ± 6% in Gly+PoG and SCGly+PoG, respectively). The reduction in liver glycogen synthesis in SCGly+INS was accompanied by a decrease in both insulin signaling and an increase in AMPK activation, whereas only the latter was observed in SCGly+PoG. These data indicate that liver glycogen loading impairs glycogen synthesis regardless of the signal used to stimulate it. PMID:22923473

  9. Intravenous magnetic nanoparticle cancer hyperthermia

    Huang HS

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Hui S Huang, James F Hainfeld Nanoprobes, Yaphank, NY, USA Abstract: Magnetic nanoparticles heated by an alternating magnetic field could be used to treat cancers, either alone or in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. However, direct intratumoral injections suffer from tumor incongruence and invasiveness, typically leaving undertreated regions, which lead to cancer regrowth. Intravenous injection more faithfully loads tumors, but, so far, it has been difficult achieving the necessary concentration in tumors before systemic toxicity occurs. Here, we describe use of a magnetic nanoparticle that, with a well-tolerated intravenous dose, achieved a tumor concentration of 1.9 mg Fe/g tumor in a subcutaneous squamous cell carcinoma mouse model, with a tumor to non-tumor ratio > 16. With an applied field of 38 kA/m at 980 kHz, tumors could be heated to 60°C in 2 minutes, durably ablating them with millimeter (mm precision, leaving surrounding tissue intact. Keywords: magnetic nanoparticles, hyperthermia, cancer, alternating magnetic field, intravenous delivery

  10. Insulin Resistance and Increased Muscle Cytokine Levels in Patients With Mitochondrial Myopathy

    Rue, Nana; Vissing, John; Galbo, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    was measured. Cytokine concentrations in dialysate were also measured. RESULTS: Muscle strength, percentage fat mass, and creatine kinase in plasma did not differ between groups. The maximal oxygen uptake was 21 ± 3 (SE) (P) and 36 ± 3(C) mL/kg·min (2P < .05). Basal insulin, C-peptide, and glucagon......CONTEXT: Mitochondrial dysfunction has been proposed to cause insulin resistance and that might stimulate cytokine production. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to elucidate the association between mitochondrial myopathy, insulin sensitivity, and cytokine levels in muscle. DESIGN AND...... intervention included a 120-minute hyperinsulinemic, euglycemic clamp. Another morning, microdialysis of both vastus lateralis muscles for 4 hours, including one-legged, knee extension exercise for 30 minutes, was performed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Glucose infusion rate during 90-120 minutes of insulin infusion...

  11. Insulin aspart pharmacokinetics

    Rasmussen, Christian Hove; Roge, Rikke Meldgaard; Ma, Zhulin; Thomsen, Maria; Thorisdottir, Rannveig Linda; Chen, Jian-Wen; Mosekilde, Erik; Colding-Jorgensen, Morten

    2014-01-01

    Background: Insulin aspart (IAsp) is used by many diabetics as a meal-time insulin to control postprandial glucose levels. As is the case with many other insulin types, the pharmacokinetics (PK), and consequently the pharmacodynamics (PD), is associated with clinical variability, both between and...

  12. [A comparison of a tramadol/metamizole infusion with the combination tramadol infusion plus ibuprofen suppositories for postoperative pain management following hysterectomy].

    Striebel, H W; Hackenberger, J

    1992-06-01

    Postoperative pain management is still a grossly neglected field. In most cases, antipyretic analgesics alone are insufficient during the early postoperative period. Powerful narcotics are often avoided or underdosed because they are associated with the risk of respiratory depression. Some authors recommend combined infusion of tramadol and metamizole, which is assumed to provide sufficient pain relief without the risk of respiratory depression. However, this regimen has not yet been investigated in a study that meets currently accepted scientific standards. METHODS. Sixty patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy were included in a randomised, prospective double-blind study. Thirty women received two placebo suppositories immediately after induction of anaesthesia and a postoperative infusion of tramadol and metamizole (400 mg tramadol plus 5 g [= 10 ml] metamizole in 500 ml electrolyte solution). The 30 women of the control group received two ibuprofen suppositories (585.2 mg) preoperatively and a post-operative tramadol infusion (400 mg tramadol plus 10 ml placebo [NaCl 0.9%] in 500 mg electrolyte solution). The patients of both groups received 125 ml of the appropriate infusion solution as a loading dose over 10 min (corresponding to 1.25 mg metamizole and 100 mg tramadol in the metamizole/tramadol group or 100 mg tramadol in the ibuprofen/tramadol group) 10 min after awakening. The remaining solution was administered at an infusion rate of 12.5-25 ml/h (corresponding to 125-250 mg metamizole and 10-20 mg tramadol/h or 10-20 mg tramadol/h). On request or when complaining of stronger pain, the patients received an additional bolus infusion of 125 ml over 10 min. In case of insufficient pain reduction despite repeated infusion of 125-ml boli or consumption of the entire infusion solution, the patients discontinued the study and received demand-adapted intravenous titration of piritramide. Postoperative pain was evaluated on the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the 101-point numerical rating scale immediately before the start of the infusion. Pain evaluation was repeated 20, 30, 40, 60, 100, 120, and 240 min after awakening accompanied by registration of heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and side effects. RESULTS. About 60% of the entire infusion solution was administered within 60 min in both groups. Significant postoperative pain reduction in both groups and on both the 101-point scale and the VAS was observed only at 100, 120, and 240 min after awakening. In the tramadol/metamizole group, nausea occurred in 7 cases and vomiting in 1. Nine patients in this group additionally required intravenous piritramide because of insufficient pain relief. In the tramadol/ibuprofen group, 8 patients complained about nausea and 4 patients vomited. Six patients additionally received intravenous piritramide because of insufficient pain reduction. CONCLUSIONS. Satisfactory pain reduction occurred rather late despite high doses of both the tramadol/metamizole and the tramadol/ibuprofen. Both analgesic combination must be regarded as insufficient after inhalational anaesthesia because of the very slow onset of action and the high failure rate. PMID:1636921

  13. A study on radiation therapy combined with superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for maxillary sinus carcinoma

    The data of 14 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus who were admitted to our hospital and received radiation therapy and concurrent superselective intraarterial infusion therapy between 1998 and 2008 were analyzed to determine the effect of the primary treatment and the adverse events. The subjects were between 43 and 79 years old (median, 61 years old), and there were 10 male and 4 female patients. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy was administered using the Seldinger method, and cisplatin (CDDP) was administered by intraarterial infusion at a total of 200 mg/m2. 5-fluorouracil (FU) was systemically administered by intravenous infusion at the dose of 800 mg/m2 from day 2 to day 5. In addition, radiation therapy was given concurrently, beginning on day 2. At 4 weeks after completion of the scheduled radiation therapy combined with superselective intraarterial infusion therapy, the treatment effect was judged based on macroscopic, radiological and histopathological findings. The response rates to the primary treatment were as follows: 57.1%, complete response (CR) (8 patients) and 42.9%, partial response (PR) (6 patients). Thus, the overall response rate was 100%. As for the adverse events, while grade 4 cerebral infarction occurred in one patient, all of the other adverse events were reversible and not serious. The safety of the treatment was therefore considered to be acceptable. We are planning to investigate the long-term outcomes in a future study. (author)

  14. Low flow measurement for infusion pumps: implementation and uncertainty determination of the normalized method

    Intravenous drug delivery is a standard practice in hospitalized patients. As the blood concentration reached depends directly on infusion rate, it is important to use safe devices that guarantee output accuracy. In pediatric intensive care units, low infusion rates (i.e. lower than 10.0 ml/h) are frequently used. Thus, it would be necessary to use control programs to search for deviations at this flow range. We describe the implementation of a gravimetric method to test infusion pumps in low flow delivery. The procedure recommended by the ISO/IEC 60601-2-24 standard was used being a reasonable option among the methods frequently used in hospitals, such as infusion pumps analyzers and volumetric cylinders. The main uncertainty sources affecting this method are revised and a numeric and graphic uncertainty analysis is presented in order to show its dependence on flow. Additionally, the obtained uncertainties are compared to those presented by an automatic flow analyzer. Finally, the results of a series of tests performed on a syringe infusion pump operating at low rates are shown.

  15. Impaired Translocation of GLUT4 Results in Insulin Resistance of Atrophic Soleus Muscle

    Peng-Tao Xu; Zhen Song; Wen-Cheng Zhang; Bo Jiao; Zhi-Bin Yu

    2015-01-01

    Whether or not the atrophic skeletal muscle induces insulin resistance and its mechanisms are not resolved now. The antigravity soleus muscle showed a progressive atrophy in 1-week, 2-week, and 4-week tail-suspended rats. Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp showed that the steady-state glucose infusion rate was lower in 4-week tail-suspended rats than that in the control rats. The glucose uptake rates under insulin- or contraction-stimulation were significantly decreased in 4-week unloaded sole...

  16. Relationship between insulin- and histamine-stimulated gastric secretion before and after vagotomy.

    Boulos, P. B.; Faber, R G; Whitfield, P. F.; Parkin, J V; Hobsley, M

    1983-01-01

    The relationship of gastric secretion in response to a single injection of insulin and in response to a histamine infusion, in unoperated patients with duodenal ulcer was studied before and after vagotomy. The secretion in response to insulin was significantly less than that in response to histamine. The ratio was about 0.7 before vagotomy, and about 0.4 after vagotomy irrespective of the adequacy of vagotomy. Highly significant correlations were obtained between the responses to the two stim...

  17. New-generation diabetes management: glucose sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy

    Cengiz, Eda; Sherr, Jennifer L.; Weinzimer, Stuart A; Tamborlane, William V.

    2011-01-01

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic disorders with an increasing incidence worldwide. Technologic advances in the field of diabetes have provided new tools for clinicians to manage this challenging disease. For example, the development of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion systems have allowed for refinement in the delivery of insulin, while continuous glucose monitors provide patients and clinicians with a better understanding of the minute to minute glucose variability, leading...

  18. Intraoperative esmolol infusion reduces postoperative analgesic consumption and anaesthetic use during septorhinoplasty: a randomized trial

    Nalan Celebi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Esmolol is known to have no analgesic activity and no anaesthetic properties; however, it could potentiate the reduction in anaesthetic requirements and reduce postoperative analgesic use. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of intravenous esmolol infusion on intraoperative and postoperative analgesic consumptions as well as its effect on depth of anaesthesia. Methods: This randomized-controlled double blind study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital between March and June 2010. Sixty patients undergoing septorhinoplasty were randomized into two groups. History of allergy to drugs used in the study, ischaemic heart disease, heart block, bronchial asthma, hepatic or renal dysfunction, obesity and a history of chronic use of analgesic or β-blockers were considered cause for exclusion from the study. Thirty patients received esmolol and remifentanil (esmolol group and 30 patients received normal saline and remifentanil (control group as an intravenous infusion during the procedure. Mean arterial pressure, heart rate, and bispectral index values were recorded every 10min. Total remifentanil consumption, visual analogue scale scores, time to first analgesia and total postoperative morphine consumption were recorded. Results: The total remifentanil consumption, visual analogue scale scores at 0, 20 and 60 min, total morphine consumption, time to first analgesia and the number of patients who needed an intravenous morphine were lower in the esmolol group. Conclusions: Intravenous infusion of esmolol reduced the intraoperative and postoperative analgesic consumption, reduced visual analogue scale scores in the early postoperative period and prolonged the time to first analgesia; however it did not influence the depth of anaesthesia.

  19. AnesthesiologyImportant Advances in Clinical Medicine: Outpatient Anesthesia Techniques: Continuous Intravenous Infusion of Anesthetic Agents

    White, Paul F.

    1984-01-01

    The Scientific Board of the California Medical Association presents the following inventory of items of progress in anesthesiology. Each item, in the judgment of a panel of knowledgeable physicians, has recently become reasonably firmly established, both as to scientific fact and important clinical significance. The items are presented in simple epitome and an authoritative reference, both to the item itself and to the subject as a whole, is generally given for those who may be unfamiliar wit...

  20. Administration of gentamicin and ampicillin by continuous intravenous infusion to newborn infants during parenteral nutrition

    Colding, H; Andersen, G E

    1982-01-01

    inhibitory concentration for most bacterial strains. One very sick newborn infant died with overwhelming Klebsiella pneumoniae septicemia. No signs of renal toxicity or ototoxicity were found. The serum amino acids remained within the normal range, except in 1 child with cytomegalovirus infection and liver...