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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

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    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 ...

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

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    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...

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

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

    1981-01-01

    The effect of intravenous glucose infusion on glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow (constant infusion technique using 125I-iothalamate and 131I-hippuran) and on urinary excretion of albumin and beta-2-microglobulin were studied in ten normal subjects and seven metabolically well......-controlled insulin-dependent diabetics. Following glucose infusion in normal subjects (n = 10) blood glucose increased from 4.7 +/- 0.1 to 10.9 +/- 0.4 mmol/l (SEM) (p less than or equal to 0.01). Glomerular filtration rate increased from 116 +/- 2 to 123 +/- 3 ml/mi x 1.73 m2 (p less than or equal to 0.01), while...... no change in renal plasma flow was seen - 552 +/- 11 versus 553 +/- 18 ml/min x 1.73 m2. Volume expansion with intravenous saline infusion in six of the normal subjects induced no changes in blood glucose or kidney function. In seven strictly controlled insulin-dependent diabetics, blood glucose...

  4. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of different modes of insulin pump delivery. A randomized, controlled study comparing subcutaneous and intravenous administration of insulin aspart

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    Ihlo, C A; Lauritzen, Torsten; Sturis, J; Skyggebjerg, O; Christiansen, J S; Laursen, Torben

    2011-01-01

    To study the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of three different modes of insulin infusion delivered by means of an insulin pump: subcutaneous bolus insulin injection once an hour, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and continuous intravenous insulin infusion.

  5. Pharmacokinetics of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Lauritzen, Torsten; Pramming, S

    1983-01-01

    One of the reasons for the variability of blood glucose regulation in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients is the huge variation in subcutaneous absorption of intermediate-acting insulin. We have investigated the variation in insulin absorption during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in eight such patients. The content of insulin in the subcutaneous tissue was measured using 125I-labelled insulin. The concentration of free serum insulin and blood glucose was followed from 1 h before and from 7 h after breakfast on two consecutive days. The amount of insulin absorbed during 24 h differed in all cases by less than 3% from the daily insulin dose given by the pumps. Mean insulin absorption rates and mean free insulin concentration showed peak values 30-90 min after meal bolus injections; this was sufficient to maintain near-normal blood glucose. Mean free serum insulin correlated strongly with disappearance of insulin from the subcutaneous tissue (r = 0.98). From the insulin absorption rates and free insulin concentrations during basal constant insulin infusion, the half-time of serum insulin was calculated as 6 min. Compared with the known large variability in the absorption of intermediate-acting insulin, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion offers a precise and reproducible way of insulin administration resulting in post-prandial serum insulin peaks sufficient to maintain near-normal blood glucose levels. The half-time of serum insulin during subcutaneous infusion corresponds to values for intravenous infusion given in the literature, indicating that local degradation of insulin in subcutaneous tissue is of minor importance.

  6. Drugs given by intravenous infusion

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    Steenhoek, Adrianus,

    1983-01-01

    Nowadays for a large number of patients admitted to a hospital intravenous infusion of fluids is an important part of their treatment. These fluids serve as a correction of the fluid and/or electrolyte balance, as a carrier for drugs, as a substitute to oral nutrition or to compensate the loss of blood. Despite the fact, that many infusions are accompanied by a lot of problems, coherent and basical investigations into the origin of these problems have hardly been done. At the same time there ...

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

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    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...

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

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    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 can’t 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. 

  9. [Treatment of diabetic keto-acidosis through continuous insulin infusion].

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    Mirouze, J; Mion, C; Monnier, L; Beraud, J J; Selam, J L

    1976-11-01

    Presented are results obtained with a continuous intravenous infusion of regular insulin in 13 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis. A bolus of 10 units of insulin followed by an average of 15 units delivered via an infusion pomp induce an immediate and regular decrease of blood glucose levels (1.63 +/- 0.15 g/h). A large quantity of glucose (25 g per hour) shortens duration of ketosis (7.0 +/- 1.2 h). PMID:824621

  10. Intravenous infusions in chronic pain management.

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    Kosharskyy, Boleslav; Almonte, Wilson; Shaparin, Naum; Pappagallo, Marco; Smith, Howard

    2013-01-01

    In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by chronic pain, which adds heavily to national rates of morbidity, mortality, and disability, with an ever-increasing prevalence. According to a 2011 report titled Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, pain not only exacts its toll on people's lives but also on the economy with an estimated annual economic cost of at least $560 - 635 billion in health care costs and the cost of lost productivity attributed to chronic pain. Intravenous infusions of certain pharmacologic agents have been known to provide substantial pain relief in patients with various chronic painful conditions. Some of these infusions are better, and although not necessarily the first therapeutic choice, have been widely used and extensively studied. The others show promise, however are in need of further investigations. This article will focus on non-opiate intravenous infusions that have been utilized for chronic painful disorders such as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, phantom limb pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, and central pain related to stroke or spinal cord injuries. The management of patients with chronic pain conditions is challenging and continues to evolve as new treatment modalities are explored and tested. The following intravenous infusions used to treat the aforementioned chronic pain conditions will be reviewed: lidocaine, ketamine, phentolamine, dexmedetomidine, and bisphosphonates. This overview is intended to familiarize the practitioner with the variety of infusions for patients with chronic pain. It will not, however, be able to provide guidelines for their use due to the lack of sufficient evidence. PMID:23703410

  11. Pharmacokinetics of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Lauritzen, Torsten; Pramming, S; Deckert, T; Binder, C

    1983-01-01

    One of the reasons for the variability of blood glucose regulation in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients is the huge variation in subcutaneous absorption of intermediate-acting insulin. We have investigated the variation in insulin absorption during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in eight such patients. The content of insulin in the subcutaneous tissue was measured using 125I-labelled insulin. The concentration of free serum insulin and blood glucose was followed from 1 h bef...

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

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    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...

  13. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

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    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 ...

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

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    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

  15. Allergy reactions to insulin: effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and insulin analogues.

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    RADERMECKER, Régis; Scheen, André

    2007-01-01

    The purification of animal insulin preparations and the use of human recombinant insulin have markedly reduced the incidence but not completely suppressed the occurrence of insulin allergy manifestations. Advances in technologies concerning the mode of delivery of insulin, i.e. continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), and the use of insulin analogues, resulting from the alteration in the amino acid sequence of the native insulin molecule, may influence the immunogenicity and antigenic...

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

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    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

  17. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

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    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.

  18. Enzymuria in neonates receiving continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin

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    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...

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

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    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.

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

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    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Møller, 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...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

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

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    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....

  4. Splanchnic and renal exchange of infused fructose in insulin-deficient type 1 diabetic patients and healthy controls.

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    Björkman, O; Gunnarsson, R.; Hagström, E; Felig, P; Wahren, J.

    1989-01-01

    Fructose raises blood glucose and lactate levels in normal as well as diabetic man, but the tissue origin (liver and/or kidney) of these responses and the role of insulin in determining the end products of fructose metabolism have not been fully established. Splanchnic and renal substrate exchange was therefore examined during intravenous infusion of fructose or saline in six insulin-deficient type I diabetics who fasted overnight and in five healthy controls. Fructose infusion resulted in si...

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

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    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...

  6. Continuous intravenous infusions of bromodeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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: 8.7±0.7 vs 6.8±0.9 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)

  9. An In silico method to identify computer-based protocols worthy of clinical study : An Insulin infusion protocol use case

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    Wong, Anthony F.; Pielmeier, Ulrike

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Develop an efficient non-clinical method for identifying promising computer-based protocols for clinical study. An in silico comparison can provide information that informs the decision to proceed to a clinical trial. The authors compared two existing computer-based insulin infusion protocols: eProtocol-insulin from Utah, USA, and Glucosafe from Denmark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors used eProtocol-insulin to manage intensive care unit (ICU) hyperglycemia with intravenous (IV) insulin from 2004 to 2010. Recommendations accepted by the bedside clinicians directly link the subsequent blood glucose values to eProtocol-insulin recommendations and provide a unique clinical database. The authors retrospectively compared in silico 18?984 eProtocol-insulin continuous IV insulin infusion rate recommendations from 408 ICU patients with those of Glucosafe, the candidate computer-based protocol. The subsequent blood glucose measurement value (low, on target, high) was used to identify if the insulin recommendation was too high, on target, or too low. RESULTS: Glucosafe consistently provided more favorable continuous IV insulin infusion rate recommendations than eProtocol-insulin for on target (64% of comparisons), low (80% of comparisons), or high (70% of comparisons) blood glucose. Aggregated eProtocol-insulin and Glucosafe continuous IV insulin infusion rates were clinically similar though statistically significantly different (Wilcoxon signed rank test P?=?.01). In contrast, when stratified by low, on target, or high subsequent blood glucose measurement, insulin infusion rates from eProtocol-insulin and Glucosafe were statistically significantly different (Wilcoxon signed rank test, P?

  10. Haemolytic anaemia as a complication to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion

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    Markvardsen, Lars HØj; Harbo, Thomas

    Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is an established treatment for various neuromuscular disorders. Recently, we have observed a few cases of haemolytic anaemia following IVIg treatment. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of anaemia and haemolysis as a complication to IVIg. In a prospective study we included 28 post-polio patients treated with 2g per kilo of Privigen® and 22 CIDP patients treated with 1.7±0.4 (mean±SD) g per kilo of Kiovig®. The post-polio patients were all IVIg treatment naitive whereas the CIDP patients were in maintenance therapy. Venous blood samples were 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 haemoglobin was 0.79±1.2 in the treatment naive versus 0.25±0.3mmol/l in the long-term treated patients, p=0.05. Alterations of reticulocyte count, haptoglobin and lactate dehydrogenase were more pronounced in the treatment naive group, all p<0.05. In 7 patients we observed a substantial decline of haemoglobin of more than 1.5mmol/l (1.8-2.9). Six of those 7 patients had undetectable levels of haptoglobin after IVIg and the mean reticulocyte count, blood bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase increased 420%, 130% and 108%. All were in the de-novo treated group. Our observations indicate that treatment 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.

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

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    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.

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

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    Petersen, Signe Beck; Kildegaard, J; Nielsen, F S; Søndergaard, 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...

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

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    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...

  14. Intravenous albumin infusion is an effective therapy for hyponatraemia in cirrhotic patients with ascites.

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    McCormick, P. A.; Mistry, P.; KAYE, G; Burroughs, A K; McIntyre, N.

    1990-01-01

    The treatment of moderate to severe hyponatraemia in patients with decompensated liver disease is unsatisfactory. We report our preliminary experience using intravenous infusion of albumin to treat this condition. Three patients with cirrhosis, ascites, and hyponatraemia responded satisfactorily to treatment; one patient with fulminant hepatitis B did not respond. Intravenous albumin infusion is a safe and effective therapy for patients with cirrhosis complicated by hyponatraemia. Its main ro...

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

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    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.

  16. Psychological aspects in continuous subcutaneous Insulin infusion : A retrospective study

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    Aberle, Ingo; Scholz, Urte; Bach-Kliegel, Birgit; Fischer, Christine; Gorny, Martin; Langer, Karin; Kliegel, Matthias

    2009-01-01

    The authors aimed to analyze the relation of psychological predictors withmedical and psychological therapy success indicators in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). Besides blood glucose control as a medical indicator of therapy success (by means of HbA1C levels), the authors assessed treatment satisfaction, depressive symptoms, and quality of life among 51 adult patients on CSll. The authors examined the following psychological factors that were assumed to be associated with ou...

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

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    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.

  18. Comparison of three intravenous infusion pumps for monoplace hyperbaric chambers.

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    Weaver, L K; Ray, D; Haberstock, D

    2005-01-01

    We compared the infusion accuracy of the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201, IVAC 530 and Abbott Lifecare 3HB pumps with saline and enteral formula at chamber pressures from 86.1 kPa (0.85 atm abs) to 304 kPa (3.0 atm abs). The Baxter pump infused +/- 10% saline at all tested pressures and rates (1-1,999 ml/hr). At 1 ml/hour, the IVAC infused 18% more saline than expected (86.1 kPa). The Abbott infused -15% and -23% than expected at 202.6 kPa (999 ml/hr) and 304 kPa (800 ml/hr), respectively. A 10-minute chamber compression and decompression (86.1-304-86.1 kPa) resulted in lower-than-expected measured volumes during compression (64-112%) and higher-than-expected measured volumes during decompression (62-114%) at rates of 1, 5, and 10 ml/hr for all pumps. Enteral infusions (100 ml/hour) resulted in -20% to +12% fluid volume discrepancies. In conclusion, the Baxter pump had the best overall performance. Changes observed during compression and decompression may be clinically important. PMID:16509288

  19. Intracranial hemodynamics during intravenous infusion of glyceryl trinitrate

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    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...

  20. Haemolytic anaemia as a complication to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion

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    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....

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

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    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] ?U/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 change in performance on an additional task (delayed 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

  2. 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.

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    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

  3. Penetration of trovafloxacin into cerebrospinal fluid in humans following intravenous infusion of alatrofloxacin.

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    Cutler, N R; Vincent, J; Jhee, S S; Teng, R; T. Wardle; Lucas, G.; Dogolo, L C; Sramek, J J

    1997-01-01

    A single-dose study was conducted to determine concentrations of trovafloxacin (CP-99,219) achieved in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) relative to those in the serum of healthy subjects after intravenous infusion of alatrofloxacin (CP-116,517), the alanyl-alanyl prodrug of trovafloxacin. Twelve healthy subjects were administered single doses of alatrofloxacin at a trovafloxacin equivalent of 300 mg as an intravenous infusion over 1.0 h. CSF samples were taken by lumbar puncture at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

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

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    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...

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

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    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.

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

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    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...

  7. Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Insulin Infusion Sets Based on Loss of Resources with Waste

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    Pfützner, Andreas; Musholt, Petra B; Malmgren-Hansen, Bjoern; Nilsson, Nils H; Forst, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Insulin pump therapy [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)] requires regular change of infusion sets every 2-3 days in order to minimize the risk of skin irritations or other adverse events. This has been discussed to be a potential burden to the environment. The purpose of this analysis was to perform an environmental assessment of insulin pump infusion sets based on loss of resources occurring during incineration of the discarded products and by means of a lifecycle concept used ...

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

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    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

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

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    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.)

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

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    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan

    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. Methods: In a randomized cross-over study 11 non-diabetic HD patients (M/F:8/3, median age 57 years, range 33-79) received either 1) no treatment (NT), 2) glucose infusion (G) (10% glucose, 2.5 mL/kg/h), or 3) glucose-insulin infusion (GI) (10% glucose added 30 units of NovoRapid® per liter, 2.5 mL/kg/h) during a standardized 4 h HD. During infusion, 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: Data are presented as mean±SD. From baseline to end of HD session we observed an overall increase in both serum bioactive IGF-I (from 0.83±0.27 to 1.01±0.34 µg/L, p<0.001) and in total IGF-I (from 124±43 to 132±52 µg/L, p=0.001), but no significant difference in the change in either serum bioactive IGF-I (p=0.99) or total IGF-I (p=0.22) between the groups. Concomitantly, there was an overall decrease in serum IGF-binding protein 1 (IGFBP-1) (from 267±147 to 143±92 µg/L, p<0.001) from baseline to end of HD, but no significant difference in the change between the groups (p=0.43). Conclusion: A meal at the beginning of a HD session leads to an increase in bioactive IGF-I thereby assumingly counteracting the catabolic effects of HD. However, according to changes in bioactive IGF-I neither glucose nor glucose-insulin infusion during HD appear to add to the anabolic effects of a meal.

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

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    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

  12. The course of diabetic retinopathy during treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Hooymans, Johanna Martina Maria

    1986-01-01

    The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the effect of normalization of blood sugar regulation by continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) on the course of diabetic retinopathy in insulin-dependent (type I) diabetic patients. Zie: Summary

  13. Intracranial hemodynamics during intravenous infusion of glyceryl trinitrate

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    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) scal...

  14. Preliminary evaluation of intravenous infusion and intrapancreatic injection of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of diabetic mice

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    Ngoc Kim Phan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Type 1 diabetes mellitus is characterized by the destruction of pancreatic islet beta cells, which leads to insulin insufficiency, hyperglycemia, and reduced metabolic glucose level. Insulin replacement is the current standard therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus but has several limitations. Pancreatic islet transplantation can result in the production of exogenous insulin, but its use is limited by immune-rejection and donor availability. Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs can transdifferentiate into insulin-producing cells (IPCs, which could be utilized for diabetes mellitus treatment. Previously published reports have demonstrated that MSC or IPC transplantation could produce significant improvement in mouse models of diabetes mellitus. This study was aimed at determining the effects of two different methods of MSC transplantation on the efficacy of diabetes mellitus treatment in mouse models. The MSCs were isolated from umbilical cord blood and were proliferated following a previously published procedure. Diabetes mellitus was induced in mice by streptozotocin (STZ injection. Thirty days after transplantation, the weight of the mice treated by intra-venous infusion and intra-pancreatic injection was found to be 22% and 14% higher than that of the un-treated mice. The blood glucose concentrations in both intra-venous infusion and intra-pancreatic injection groups decreased and remained more stable than those in the control group. Moreover, insulin was detected in the serum of the treated mice, and the pancreas also showed gradual recovery. Based on the results of this preliminary investigation, intra-venous infusion seems more suitable than intra-pancreatic injection for MSC transplantation for diabetes mellitus treatment. [Biomed Res Ther 2014; 1(3.000: 98-105

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

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    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.

  16. Insulin and glucose profiles during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion compared with injection of a long-acting insulin in Type 2 diabetes

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    Parkner, Tina; Laursen, T.; Vestergaard, E. T.; Hartvig, H.; Smedegaard, J. S.; Lauritzen, T.; Christiansen, J. S.

    2008-01-01

    Aims To compare insulin and glucose profiles during basal continuous subcutaneous infusion of a rapid-acting insulin analogue and once daily subcutaneous injection of a long-acting insulin analogue in Type 2 diabetes. Methods Twenty-one patients with Type 2 diabetes treated with oral glucose-lowering agents were randomized in this two-period crossover study to an equivalent 24-h dose of continuous subcutaneous infusion of insulin aspart and subsequently once-daily bedtime subcutaneous injection ...

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

  19. Intravenous infusion of adenosine but not inosine stimulates respiration in man.

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    Reid, P G; Watt, A. H.; P.A Routledge; Smith, A. P.

    1987-01-01

    The effects on respiration of intravenous infusions of the endogenous nucleoside adenosine and its deaminated metabolite, inosine, administered in random order, single-blind, were compared in six healthy volunteers. The infusion rate of each nucleoside was initially 3.1 mg min-1 and was increased stepwise every 2 min, as tolerated, up to a possible maximum of 23.4 mg ml-1. The maximum dose rates received by all subjects were 8.5 mg min-1 for adenosine and 16.8 mg min-1 for inosine. Adenosine ...

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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

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    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...

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

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    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)

  4. Histamine and Nt-methylhistamine in the circulation during intravenous infusion of histamine in normal volunteers.

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    Sheinman, B D; Devalia, J L; Wylie, G; Davies, R J

    1988-12-01

    Plasma levels of histamine and Nt-methylhistamine were measured simultaneously by high performance liquid chromatography during the intravenous infusion of histamine acid phosphate in six normal volunteers. Progressive, dose-related increases in plasma histamine were noted, reaching a maximum value of 3.1 +/- 0.14 ng ml-1 corresponding to a maximum infusion rate of 180 ng kg-1 min-1 (means +/- SEM). Increases in plasma histamine were accompanied by a significant dose-related fall in mean diastolic blood pressure (baseline 74.0 +/- 4.4 mm Hg falling to 60.0 +/- 3.3 mm Hg at maximum infusion rate, p less than 0.001) and an increase in pulse rate (baseline 76.3 +/- 2.8 beats min-1 rising to 89.24 beats min-1 at maximum infusion rate, p less than 0.05). All subjects exhibited facial flushing, the threshold plasma histamine level for this effect being 1.3 +/- 0.15 ng ml-1 corresponding to an infusion rate of 60 ng kg-1 min-1. Elevation of plasma Nt-methylhistamine was seen in only one subject, who exhibited a level of 0.5 ng ml-1 at the highest infusion rate. These results suggest that measurements of plasma Nt-methylhistamine are unlikely to provide a useful index of histamine release into the circulation. PMID:3218606

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

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    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...

  6. Platelet transfusion in chemotherapy patients: comparison of the effect of intravenous infusion pumps versus gravity transfusion.

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    Meess, A

    2015-01-01

    Platelet concentrates are given to patients suffering with severe thrombocytopenia usually by a gravity transfusion procedure. Increasing patient numbers that are in need of this treatment increase the pressure on hospital staff and space. In order to combat time issues, the use of medical devices such as intravenous infusion pumps are thought to be beneficial for time and simultaneously for safety in transfusion practices. By using infusion pumps, platelet concentrates can be transfused in less time and provide accurate volume measurements. Manufacturers of infusion pumps claim that these devices are safe to be used for blood products including platelet concentrates. However, published studies were performed on older models and newer devices are on the market now. The purpose of this study is to evaluate infusion pumps, which are claimed to be suitable for blood products and to investigate the impact the pumps had on platelets. Furthermore, the study revealed if the intravenous infusion pumps are safe to be used for platelet transfusion as claimed by manufacturers. A simulated transfusion was performed using the Carefusion Alaris GP Plus volumetric pump and Fresenius Kabi Volumat Agilia infusion pump. Samples were taken from expired platelet concentrates before and after passage through the pump. All samples were investigated for full blood count that included platelet count, mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW) and a plateletcrit (PCT). The samples were then centrifuged to achieve platelet-poor plasma and then tested for lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). A power calculation performed on the statistical power analysis program G*power indicated a requirement of 82 samples for a power of 80%. Statistical analysis was performed with the IBM SPSS statistic software. A paired sample t-test was used to calculate mean, standard deviation and P values for the infusion pumps used. The Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test was used to evaluate results that had a non-normal distribution. No statistically significant changes were found for LDH, PDW and platelet count with the Carefusion infusion pump. PCT and MPV were found to have a statistically significant change with P values of 0.005 and 0.001, respectively, and showed a decrease in their values. The Fresenius Kabi infusion pump has shown no statistically difference in LDH, platelet count, PCT or PDW, with P values of 0.075, 0.425, 0.151 and 0.397, respectively. The MPV showed a statistically significant decrease in its value with a P value devices revealed that there was no influence on the platelet enzyme LDH or the platelet count as the main parameters. However, the findings showed that there was statistically significant differences in MPV of the expired platelet concentrates. PMID:26510266

  7. Computer simulations of propofol infusions for total intravenous anaesthesia in dogs

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    K E, Joubert.

    Full Text Available The volatile anaesthetic agents halothane, isoflurane and enflurane are all chlorofluoro-carbons 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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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)

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

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    Bogardus, C; Lillioja, S.; Mott, D.; Zawadzki, J; 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...

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

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    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...

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

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    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

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

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    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...

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

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    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.

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    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...

  16. Effectiveness of intravenous ilomedin infusion and smoking cessation in the treatment of acutely symptomatic Buerger disease.

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    Spanos, Kostas; Georgiou, Evangelia; Saleptsis, Vassileios; Athanasoulas, Athanasios; Sakkas, Lazaros; Giannoukas, Athanasios D

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    We assessed the effectiveness of iloprost treatment in the management of symptomatic Buerger disease (BD) and assessed smoking cessation compliance, based on a single-center experience. Thirteen patients with BD were treated with sessions of intravenous (IV) Ilomedin infusion. At 1-year follow-up, pain status alteration, number of analgesics required, ankle-brachial index (ABI) change, compliance with supervised smoking cessation, and amputation-free rate were recorded. The pain status improved considerably according to a visual analog scale, the number of analgesics required was significantly reduced, and all patients improved their pain-free walking distance, the ABI, and their self-reported quality of life. Only 2 patients required minor amputations. Combination of IV Ilomedin infusion, supervised smoking cessation, and a specific follow-up protocol may lead to improvement in pain-free walking distance, pain status, quality of life, and substantial reduction in amputation risk. PMID:24366824

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

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    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)

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

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    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-...

  19. Continuous intravenous infusion of ampicillin and gentamicin during parenteral nutrition in 88 newborn infants

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    Colding, H; Møller, S; Andersen, G E

    1982-01-01

    Ampicillin and gentamicin were dissolved once a day in an L-amino acid solution especially prepared for parenteral nutrition of newborn infants and infused continuously to 88 infants in whom septicaemia was suspected or had been proved. The mean dosages were 162 and 5.3 mg/kg per 24 hours respectively, and the 95% limits for the serum concentrations were 11-133 and 1.3-7.4 micrograms/ml. The treatment results were at least as good as with intermittent intramuscular or intravenous administration....

  20. Continuous intravenous infusion of ampicillin and gentamicin during parenteral nutrition in 88 newborn infants.

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    Colding, H; Møller, S; Andersen, G E

    1982-01-01

    Ampicillin and gentamicin were dissolved once a day in an L-amino acid solution especially prepared for parenteral nutrition of newborn infants and infused continuously to 88 infants in whom septicaemia was suspected or had been proved. The mean dosages were 162 and 5.3 mg/kg per 24 hours respectively, and the 95% limits for the serum concentrations were 11-133 and 1.3-7.4 micrograms/ml. The treatment results were at least as good as with intermittent intramuscular or intravenous administrati...

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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)

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

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    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

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

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

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    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).

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

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    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)

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

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    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)

  12. Free insulin levels and metabolic effects of meal-time bolus and square-wave intraperitoneal insulin infusion in insulin-dependent diabetic patients.

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    Jimenez, J T; Walford, S; Home, P D; Hanning, I; Alberti, K G

    1985-10-01

    The intraperitoneal route may offer more physiological insulin delivery through absorption of a proportion of the dose into the portal circulation. We have compared 1-h square-wave and bolus supplemental infusions of a fixed dose of 10 U of intraperitoneal insulin in 6 C-peptide negative insulin-dependent diabetic patients eating a standard breakfast and compared the insulin, glucose and metabolite responses with those of non-diabetic control subjects. Blood glucose profiles were similar on the two experimental days and although the peak glucose levels were not different from normal they were delayed by 30 min (p less than 0.05). Basal free insulin levels were elevated in diabetic patients (square-wave 19.6 +/- 2.3, bolus 18.7 +/- 1.9 mU/l) compared to controls (7.3 +/- 1.0 mU/l, p less than 0.02) and rose more rapidly after bolus injection than infusion. Peak insulin concentration was achieved at 33 +/- 4 min after bolus, 90 +/- 13 min after infusion (p less than 0.02) and 39 +/- 5 min in normal control subjects. The shape of the profile of free insulin concentration was similar after bolus injection and in the controls, but after square-wave infusion the return to baseline was delayed (p less than 0.05). Fasting intermediary metabolite concentrations were normal on both study days in the patients, but serum cortisol levels were significantly elevated and glucagon concentrations low. Metabolite responses to the meal were not significantly different from normal after bolus injection but increases in lactate and glycerol were seen at some time points between 60 and 180 min after infusion. Glucagon levels remained low after square-wave infusion.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:3905470

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

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

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and insulin treatment mode [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) versus multiple daily injections (MDI)] in type 1 diabetes patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, from 2009 to 2011, including 601 Caucasian type 1 diabetes patients, 58 and 543 treated with CSII and MDI, respectively. Arterial stiffness was measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV) (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical). Adjustment included gender, age, diabetes durat...

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

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    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

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

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    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Holst, Jens J; 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 (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 cla...

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

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    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...

  17. Explorative study of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics after change in Basal insulin infusion rate

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    Ihlo, Charlotte A; Lauritzen, Torsten; Sturis, Jeppe; Skyggebjerg, Ole; Christiansen, Jens S; Laursen, Torben

    2011-01-01

    The use of insulin pumps is rapidly increasing and new, technologically more advanced pumps are continuously being developed. It is of interest to assess the clinical relevance of the many technical features of these pumps, e.g., the effect on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with change in infusion rate.

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

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

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    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...

  20. Analysis of the environmental impact of insulin infusion sets based on loss of resources with waste.

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    Pfützner, Andreas; Musholt, Petra B; Malmgren-Hansen, Bjoern; Nilsson, Nils H; Forst, Thomas

    2011-07-01

    Insulin pump therapy [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)] requires regular change of infusion sets every 2-3 days in order to minimize the risk of skin irritations or other adverse events. This has been discussed to be a potential burden to the environment. The purpose of this analysis was to perform an environmental assessment of insulin pump infusion sets based on loss of resources occurring during incineration of the discarded products and by means of a lifecycle concept used to weight a material in relation to its rareness on earth and its consumption. In addition to five infusion sets (Inset30, InsetII, Comfort, Quick-set, and Cleo), a patch pump (Omnipod) was also included in this analysis. The annual loss in waste of the so called "person reserve" of 3 days of catheter use was compared with daily consumption of a cup of coffee in a disposable paper cup and to a soft drink in an aluminum can. The weight-based loss in resources through waste for the infusion sets (except for Cleo) corresponded to 70-200% of the loss of resources for a coffee cup (Cleo, 320%; Omnipod, 1,821,600%) and to 1-3% of the loss from an aluminum soft drink can (Cleo, 5%; Omnipod, 31,200%). The loss or resources by use of infusion sets used in insulin pump therapy appears to be low and is similar to the burden induced by the uptake of one cup of coffee per day. The loss or resources with regular CSII is considerably lower than the loss or resources induced by patch pumps. PMID:21880223

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

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    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 16 mL/h for 72 h. Each treatment supplied 30 g/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 37.8 ± 4.1, 27.6 ± 5.4, and 10.9 ± 4.1 %, and day 3 total milk fatty acyl yields were 37.0 ± 3.4, 10.8 ± 0.4, and 3.3 ± 0.3 g 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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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...

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

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    Pant, Deepanjali; Narani, Krishan Kumar; Sood, Jayashree

    2010-01-01

    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,...

  5. 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

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    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)...

  6. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

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    Toth, Gillian H

    2005-01-01

    Intensive management of diabetes is the gold standard in the treatment of children with type 1 diabetes. Novel insulin delivery techniques have been developed to improve the ability to administer multiple daily doses of insulin. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is a method of insulin delivery that is increasing in popularity. The present article reviews the risks and benefits of CSII in children. At this time, there is limited quality published evidence to make a definitive cla...

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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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    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...

  11. Design of a safer approach to intravenous drug infusions: failure mode effects analysis

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    Apkon, M; Leonard, J.; Probst, L; DeLizio, L; Vitale, R

    2004-01-01

    Objectives: A set of standard processes was developed for delivering continuous drug infusions in order to improve (1) patient safety; (2) efficiency in staff workflow; (3) hemodynamic stability during infusion changes, and (4) efficient use of resources. Failure modes effects analysis (FMEA) was used to examine the impact of process changes on the reliability of delivering drug infusions.

  12. Peripheral nerve function in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

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    Bertelsmann, F W; Heimans, J J; Van Rooy, J C; Dankmeijer, H F; Visser, S L; Van der Veen, E A

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    In order to study the effects of improved metabolic control on painful diabetic polyneuropathy, 15 patients were treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion over a 12 month period. Polyneuropathy was assessed by pain score, neurological examinations, nerve conduction studies and determination of sensory thresholds and cardiovascular reflexes. Improved metabolic control was confirmed by significantly improved levels of glycosylated haemoglobin (11.7 +/- 0.3% at entry to the study, to 8.7 +/- 0.3% after 12 months; mean +/- SEM). Symptomatic relief was confirmed by significantly improved pain scores. Thresholds for thermal cutaneous sensation improved significantly from 6.0 +/- 0.8 degrees C at entry to the study to 2.7 +/- 0.7 degrees C after 12 months (mean +/- SEM). These findings suggest a selective improvement of peripheral small nerve fibre function after continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. The importance of quantitating thermal cutaneous sensation in longitudinal studies of patients with diabetic neuropathy was confirmed. PMID:3681313

  13. Peripheral nerve function in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

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    Bertelsmann, F W; Heimans, J.J.; J. C. Van Rooy; Dankmeijer, H F; Visser, S L; Van der Veen, E A

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    In order to study the effects of improved metabolic control on painful diabetic polyneuropathy, 15 patients were treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion over a 12 month period. Polyneuropathy was assessed by pain score, neurological examinations, nerve conduction studies and determination of sensory thresholds and cardiovascular reflexes. Improved metabolic control was confirmed by significantly improved levels of glycosylated haemoglobin (11.7 +/- 0.3% at entry to the study, to...

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

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    Ljunggren Stefan; Hahn Robert G; Larsen Filip; Nyström 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. Evaluation of blood glucose values in critically ill patients before and after implementation of an intensive insulin infusion protocol

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    Roth, Jennifer M.; Bolin, Benny; Baird, Robert W.

    2007-01-01

    This retrospective study evaluated the effect of an intensive insulin infusion protocol on blood glucose values in five intensive care units at Baylor University Medical Center. The protocol involved an equation in which the hourly blood glucose value and an adjusted multiplier were used to determine the insulin infusion rate. The default target blood glucose range was 90 to 120 mg/dL. Results showed that blood glucose values taken by diabetic fingerstick were significantly better in March 20...

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

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    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 (8.94±1.62 vs. 6.90±1.22 %, p < 0.05, MBG (9.23±2.22 vs. 6.41±1.72 mmol/l, p < 0.01, and daily requirement for insulin (0.66±0.22 vs. 0.55±0.13 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.

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

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    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.)

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

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    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 ...

  19. Overnight versus 24 hours of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion as supplement to oral antidiabetic drugs in type 2 diabetes

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    Parkner, Tina; Laursen, Torben; Chen, Jian-Wen; Møller, Marianne K; Thomsen, Henrik F.; Jørgensen, Christina; Smedegaard, Jørgen S; Lauritzen, Torsten; Christiansen, Jens S

    2007-01-01

    Basal continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy at a fixed rate may effectively improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes when oral antidiabetic treatment fails. Regimens of simple constant subcutaneous delivery of insulin may provide theoretical advantages in type 2 diabetes.

  20. Seguridad en la administración intravenosa de medicamentos mediante bombas de infusión inteligentes / Intravenous drug infusion safety through smart pumps

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    C., Gómez-Baraza; M.ª J., Agustín-Fernández; P. I., Palomo-Jiménez; J. M., Real-Campaña; R., Abad-Sazatornil.

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar el papel de las bombas de infusión inteligentes en la reducción de errores relacionados con la administración de medicación intravenosa. Método: Estudio observacional, retrospectivo que analiza la implementación de un sistema de bombas inteligentes de infusión intravenosa (Hospira [...] MedNetTM) y el papel de este sistema de seguridad en la detección de errores en la fase de administración de fármacos, sueros y sangre. Se incluyeron infusiones administradas en los hospitales de día de hematología, oncología, reumatología y oncopediatría. Se analizó la adherencia al sistema de seguridad, el número de errores de programación detectados, los fármacos comúnmente 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 hematología (6.887 infusiones), del 60,30% en oncología (28.127 infusiones), del 46,50% en reumatología (1.950 infusiones) y del 1,8% en oncopediatría (139 infusiones). Se notificaron 3481 alertas por programación de las bombas fuera de los límites establecidos: 2716 de límite relativo y 765 de límite absoluto. En 807 infusiones (2,17%), se evitaron errores que podrían 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 infusión intravenosa, evitando potenciales efectos adversos a pacientes. También 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.

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

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    Nyberg, B.; Sonnenfeld, T.; Einarsson, K. (Karolinska Inst., Stockholm (Sweden))

    1991-01-01

    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 ({sup 14}C)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.

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

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    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

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

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    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

  4. Adiposity and insulin sensitivity derived from intravenous glucose tolerance tests in antipsychotic-treated patients.

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    Haupt, Dan W; Fahnestock, Peter A; Flavin, Karen A; Schweiger, Julie A; Stevens, Angela; Hessler, Martha J; Maeda, Justin; Yingling, Michael; Newcomer, John W

    2007-12-01

    Cardiovascular disease is more common in schizophrenia patients than in the general population, with a hypothesized contribution from increases in adiposity produced by antipsychotic medications. We sought to test the relationship between adiposity and insulin resistance using frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance tests (FSIVGTTs) to quantify whole-body insulin sensitivity in chronically treated patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and untreated healthy controls. FSIVGTTs, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference were obtained in nondiabetic patients (n=63) receiving olanzapine, risperidone, ziprasidone, or first generation antipsychotics, as well as in healthy controls (n=14). Subject groups (including untreated healthy controls) were matched for BMI and all treated patient groups were additionally matched for age. Bergman's minimal model (MinMod) was used to calculate insulin sensitivity (S(I)), as well as secondary measures of interest. BMI and waist circumference significantly predicted insulin sensitivity measured as MinMod S(I) (F(1,62)=35.11, p<0.0001 and F(1,46)=24.48, p<0.0001, respectively). In addition, BMI and waist circumference significantly predicted the acute plasma insulin response to the glucose challenge (AIR(G)), consistent with a beta cell compensatory response to insulin resistance (MinMod AIR(G) F(1,65)=22.42, p<0.0001 and F(1,49)=11.72, p=0.0013, respectively). Adiposity levels occurring during antipsychotic treatment are strongly related to insulin resistance, confirming that antipsychotic-induced weight gain can contribute to increased cardiometabolic risk in this population. PMID:17375138

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

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    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 12 hours under ambient conditions and 7 days under refrigeration.

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

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    Duun-Henriksen, Anne Katrine; Juhl, Rune

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: The artificial pancreas is believed to ease the burden of constant management of type 1 diabetes for the patients substantially. An important aspect of the artificial pancreas development is the mathematical models used for control, prediction or simulation. A major challenge to the realization of the artificial pancreas is the effect of exercise on the insulin and plasma glucose dynamics. In this report, we take the first step towards a population model of exercise effects in type 1 diabetes. We focus on the effect on the insulin pharmacokinetics in continuous subcutaneous insulin 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 observations during the exercise bout. From likelihood-ratio tests and information criteria, the third model is appointed as the best model to model the relationship between exercise and the insulin absorption. The posterior identiflability check showed that it was not possible to identify the variance of the measurement variance. Conclusion: A model to predict the insulin appearance in plasma during exercise in CSII treated patients is identified. Further clinical studies are needed to confirm the increase in insulin plasma concentration during exercise in type 1 diabetes patients. These studies should include dense sampling to allow for a fully data driven identification of an appropriate model.

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

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    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

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

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    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)...

  9. A Comparison of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion vs. Multiple Daily Insulin Injection in Children with Type I Diabetes in Kuwait: Glycemic Control, Insulin Requirement, and BMI

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    Majedah M. AbdulRasoul

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII and multiple daily insulin injections (MDI are two methods currently used to manage type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM. Here we compare our experiences with CSII and MDI in a large cohort of pediatric patients in Kuwait. Methods: Data on 326 patients with T1DM who were started on CSII between 2007 and 2012 were retrospectively compared with those of 326 patients on MDI. They were matched for sex, age at diagnosis, T1DM duration, glycemic control, insulin requirement, and body mass index (BMI. Data were collected at baseline and every three months and included glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c, insulin dose, and adverse events (severe hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and skin problems. Results: The main reason for switching to CSII was to achieve better glycemic control (37%, followed by reducing hypoglycemia, and improving the quality of life (13.3% each. Although HbA1c decrease was most significant in the first year, it continued to be significantly lower in the CSII group compared to the MDI throughout the study period. Total daily insulin requirements were significantly lower in the CSII group. BMI increased in both groups, but the difference was significant only at the end of the fifth year. There was no significant change in the rate of diabetic ketoacidosis in either group. The CSII patients had more severe hypoglycemic episodes at baseline; however, it significantly decreased throughout the study period. Only five patients discontinued CSII therapy and two of these restarted within three months. Conclusion: CSII is a safe intensive insulin therapy in youngsters with T1DM and achieved markedly fewer severe hypoglycemic episodes and lower daily insulin requirements

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  13. Response of fibroblast growth factor 21 to meal intake and insulin infusion in patients on maintenance haemodialysis

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    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the response of serum fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) to a meal and to insulin infusion in haemodialysis (HD) patients. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Meal study: in a cross-over design, 12 non-diabetic HD patients were randomly assigned to: 1) a non-HD day with one meal served, 2) a HD day with one meal served during HD, and 3) a HD day with two meals served during and after HD, respectively. Twelve healthy controls participated in an experiment identical to the non-HD day. Insulin infusion study: in a cross-over design, 11 non-diabetic HD patients were randomly assigned to receive a 4-h HD session with either: 1) no infusion, 2) glucose infusion, or 3) glucose-insulin infusion. A meal was served 2 h before HD start. RESULTS: Meal study: serum FGF21 was 23-fold higher in HD patients than controls (P < 0?001). Postprandial FGF21 decreased on all four study days (P ? 0?006), but the relative reductions from baseline were significantly greater in controls (P < 0?008). Postprandial changes in FGF21 were inversely related with triglycerides (P = 0?042) and positively related with insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) (P < 0?001). Serum FGF21 was only associated with changes in adiponectin (P = 0?001) and free fatty acids (P = 0?04) in the healthy controls. Insulin infusion study: as compared with no infusion, glucose and glucose-insulin infusion prevented the postprandial decrease in FGF21 and resulted in higher FGF21 concentrations by up to 25% (P = 0?003). CONCLUSIONS: Serum FGF21 was highly elevated in HD patients but the response of serum FGF21 to meal intake and insulin infusion seemed to be intact. Our results indicate that FGF21 may play an important role in short-term metabolic homeostasis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  17. Bioavailability and bioactivity of intravenous vs subcutaneous infusion of growth hormone in GH-deficient patients

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    Laursen, Torben; Møller, Jens; Ørskov, Hans; Jørgensen, Jens Otto Lunde; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

    1996-01-01

    Abstract OBJECTIVE: The bioavailability of GH immunoreactive serum concentrations is reduced following subcutaneous (s.c.) as compared with intravenous (i.v.) administration. Whether this difference also translates into a different biological activity remains to be investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the short-term metabolic effects of GH following i.v. and s.c. delivery. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS: In a cross-over design 10 GH-deficient patients were randomized to receive GH...

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

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    Xing-Hua Bai; Shuang Zang; Ling Yu

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    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...

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

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    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.)

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

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    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)

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

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    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)

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

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    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

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

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    Vestergaard Rosenlund, Signe; Theilade, Simone

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and insulin treatment mode [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) versus multiple daily injections (MDI)] in type 1 diabetes patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, from 2009 to 2011, including 601 Caucasian type 1 diabetes patients, 58 and 543 treated with CSII and MDI, respectively. Arterial stiffness was measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV) (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical). Adjustment included gender, age, diabetes duration, HbA1c, heart rate, mean arterial pressure, P-creatinine, urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER), 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 was not. Although glucose variability was not assessed, our results suggest that glucose variability and not HbA1c-level affect arterial stiffness. This needs confirmation in randomised prospective studies.

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

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  6. Alleviation of fatty liver in dairy cows with 14-day intravenous infusions of glucagon.

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    Hippen, A R; She, P; Young, J W; Beitz, D C; Lindberg, G L; Richardson, L F; Tucker, R W

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    Twenty multiparous cows were fed additional concentrate during the final 30 d prepartum to cause susceptibility to fatty liver. From 14 to 42 d postpartum, all cows were subjected to a protocol to induce fatty liver and ketosis. To test glucagon as a treatment for fatty liver, either glucagon at 10 mg/d or excipient was infused via the jugular vein from 21 to 35 d postpartum. All cows had fatty liver at 14 d postpartum and became ketonemic and hypoglycemic during the induction of ketosis. Glucagon increased plasma glucose to 142% of that of controls throughout the 14-d treatment. The hypoinsulinemia present in cows with fatty liver was not affected by glucagon. Plasma beta-hydroxybutyrate and nonesterified fatty acids were decreased by glucagon. At 6 d postpartum, liver triacylglycerol averaged 12.9% of liver (wet weight basis). Glucagon had decreased triacylglycerol content of livers by 71% at d 35. Glycogen was 1.0% of the wet weight of livers at 6 d in milk, but it was decreased by glucagon to 0.5% at 2 d after glucagon began. Glycogen then increased in cows treated with glucagon until at 38 d in milk liver glycogen was 3.7% versus 1.6% in controls. Our results document that glucagon decreases the degree of fatty liver in early lactation dairy cows, which also decreases the incidence of ketosis after alleviation of fatty liver. PMID:10386300

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

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    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)

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

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    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 ?g/mL remifentanil simultaneously administered using two separate modulesof a continuous computer-assisted TCI system. The average target concentration was set at2 ?g/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.

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

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    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.

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    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...

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

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    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)

  11. Intravenous nicotine self-administration and cue-induced reinstatement in mice: Effects of nicotine dose, rate of drug infusion and prior instrumental training

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    FOWLER, CHRISTIE D.; Kenny, Paul J.

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    Intravenous nicotine self-administration is the most direct measure of nicotine reinforcement in laboratory animals, but this procedure has proven difficult to establish in mice. We found that stable responding for nicotine in C57BL6/J mice was facilitated by prior instrumental training for food reward, initial exposure of mice to a lower unit dose of nicotine (0.03 mg/kg/infusion) before access to higher doses, a slower rate of drug delivery (3-sec versus 1-sec infusion), consistency in sche...

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

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

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    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...

  13. Intravenous Infusion of Nerve Growth Factor–Secreting Monocytes Supports the Survival of Cholinergic Neurons in the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert in Hypercholesterolemia Brown–Norway Rats

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

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    The recruitment of monocytes into the brain has been implicated in Alzheimer’s 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 blood–brain 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, ...

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

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    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 patient’s 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.

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

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    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

  16. 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.

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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...

  19. Insulin pump therapy in transient neonatal diabetes mellitus

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

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    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...

  20. A rapid infusion pump driven by micro electromagnetic linear actuation for pre-hospital intravenous fluid administration.

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    Zhao, Peng; Chong, Yinbao; Zhao, An; Lang, Lang; Wang, Qing; Liu, Jiuling

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    A rapid infusion pump with a maximum flow rate of 6 L/h was designed experimentally using a micro electromagnetic linear actuator, and its effectiveness was evaluated by comparing with that of a commercial Power Infuser under preset flow rates of 0.2, 2, and 6 L/h. The flow rate, air detection sensitivity, occlusion response time, quantitative determination of hemolysis, and power consumption of the infusion devices were extensively investigated using statistical analysis methods (p pump was more stable and accurate, and the hemolysis was significantly less than that of the Power Infuser. The air detection sensitivity and the power consumption could be comparable to that of the Power Infuser except the occlusion response time. The favorable performance made the designed infusion pump a potential candidate for applications in pre-hospital fluid administration. PMID:25628375

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

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    Jan G., Myburgh; Robert M., Kirberger; Johan C.A., Steyl; John T., Soley; Dirk G., Booyse; Fritz W., Huchzermeyer; Russell H., Lowers; Louis J., Guillette Jr.

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT 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, includi [...] ng 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.

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

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

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    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...

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

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    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)

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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

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    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 infu...

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

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

    observations during the exercise bout. From likelihood-ratio tests and information criteria, the third model is appointed as the best model to model the relationship between exercise and the insulin absorption. The posterior identiflability check showed that it was not possible to identify the variance of the...

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

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    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

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

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

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    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 injections (MDI) in a single-centre clinical setting. METHODS: All patients initiating CSII treatment from 2004 to 2010 and followed for at least 4 years were included in the study: 193 people with Type 1 diab...

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

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    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...

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

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    Jan G. Myburgh

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    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.

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

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    Jan G. Myburgh

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    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.

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

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    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)

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

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    Fatih Kahraman; Ahmet Eroglu

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    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...

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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...

  18. Ghrelin Infusion in Humans Induces Acute Insulin Resistance and Lipolysis Independent of Growth Hormone Signaling

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    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Gormsen, Lars Christian; Jessen, Niels; Lund, Sten; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Moller, Niels; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

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    OBJECTIVE—Ghrelin is a gut-derived peptide and an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone (GH) secretagogue receptor. Exogenous ghrelin stimulates the release of GH (potently) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (moderately). Ghrelin is also orexigenic, but its impact on substrate metabolism is controversial. We aimed to study direct effects of ghrelin on substrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity in human subjects.

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

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

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    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...

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

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    Ryan, C Anthony

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    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.

  1. Intravenous infusion of H2-saline suppresses oxidative stress and elevates antioxidant potential in Thoroughbred horses after racing exercise.

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    Yamazaki, Masahiko; Kusano, Kanichi; Ishibashi, Toru; Kiuchi, Masataka; Koyama, Katsuhiro

    2015-01-01

    Upon intensive, exhaustive exercise, exercise-induced reactive oxygen species may exceed the antioxidant defence threshold, consequently resulting in muscular damage or late-onset chronic inflammation. Recently, the therapeutic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of molecular hydrogen (H2) for human rheumatoid arthritis have been demonstrated. However, it is also important to clarify the effects of administrating H2 in large animals other than humans, as H2 is thought to reach the target organ by passive diffusion upon delivery from the blood flow, indicating that the distance from the administration point to the target is critical. However, data on the effects of H2 on oxidative stress in real-life exhaustive exercise in large animals are currently lacking. We here investigated 13 Thoroughbred horses administered intravenous 2-L saline with or without 0.6-ppm H2 (placebo, N?=?6; H2, N?=?7) before participating in a high-intensity simulation race. Intravenous H2-saline significantly suppressed oxidative stress immediately, 3?h, and 24?h after the race, although the antioxidant capability was not affected throughout the study. The serum creatine kinase, lactate, and uric acid levels were increased in both groups. Taken together, these results indicate that intravenous H2-saline can significantly and specifically suppress oxidative stress induced after exhaustive racing in Thoroughbred horses. PMID:26493164

  2. Intravenous infusion of H2-saline suppresses oxidative stress and elevates antioxidant potential in Thoroughbred horses after racing exercise

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    Yamazaki, Masahiko; Kusano, Kanichi; Ishibashi, Toru; Kiuchi, Masataka; Koyama, Katsuhiro

    2015-01-01

    Upon intensive, exhaustive exercise, exercise-induced reactive oxygen species may exceed the antioxidant defence threshold, consequently resulting in muscular damage or late-onset chronic inflammation. Recently, the therapeutic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of molecular hydrogen (H2) for human rheumatoid arthritis have been demonstrated. However, it is also important to clarify the effects of administrating H2 in large animals other than humans, as H2 is thought to reach the target organ by passive diffusion upon delivery from the blood flow, indicating that the distance from the administration point to the target is critical. However, data on the effects of H2 on oxidative stress in real-life exhaustive exercise in large animals are currently lacking. We here investigated 13 Thoroughbred horses administered intravenous 2-L saline with or without 0.6-ppm H2 (placebo, N?=?6; H2, N?=?7) before participating in a high-intensity simulation race. Intravenous H2-saline significantly suppressed oxidative stress immediately, 3?h, and 24?h after the race, although the antioxidant capability was not affected throughout the study. The serum creatine kinase, lactate, and uric acid levels were increased in both groups. Taken together, these results indicate that intravenous H2-saline can significantly and specifically suppress oxidative stress induced after exhaustive racing in Thoroughbred horses. PMID:26493164

  3. Treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma by continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant interleukin-2 : a single-center phase II study

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    Geertsen, P F; Hermann, G G

    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 CR was 209 and 715+ days, and for those with PR 161, 197, 245, and 353 days. Seven patients had stable disease (SD)with a median duration of 261 days (range, 127 to 381 days). The overall median survival was 261 days (range, 13 to 905+ days). The most frequent toxicities requiring dose reductions of rIL-2 were: hypotension in 87% of patients, dyspnea in 32%, CNS toxicity in 55%, and an increase in serum creatinine levels in 48%. Septicemia occurred in 16% of patients. Toxicities usually reversed on interruption of rIL-2 infusion. One patient (3%) died as a result of the treatment from initial CNS toxicity followed by multiorgan failure. CONCLUSIONS: The study confirmed the antitumor efficacy of rIL-2 administered by continuous infusion in patients with metastatic RCC. The response rate was similar to that obtained by high-dose bolus injections of rIL-2. Toxicity was substantial but manageable in a specialized oncology ward without routine use of an intensive care unit.

  4. Opioid-free total intravenous anesthesia with propofol, dexmedetomidine and lidocaine infusions for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intraoperative use of opioids may be associated with postoperative hyperalgesia and increased analgesic consumption. Side effects due to perioperative use of opioids, such as postoperative nausea and vomiting may delay discharge. We hypothesized that total intravenous anesthesia consisting of lidocaine and dexmedetomidine as an opioid substitute may be an alternative technique for laparoscopic cholecystectomy and would be associated with lower fentanyl requirements in the postoperative period and less incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting. METHODS: 80 Anesthesiologists I-II adults were scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups to have either opioid-free anesthesia with dexmedetomidine, lidocaine, and propofol infusions (Group DL or opioid-based anesthesia with remifentanil, and propofol infusions (Group RF. All patients received a standard multimodal analgesia regimen. A patient controlled analgesia device was set to deliver IV fentanyl for 6 h after surgery. The primary outcome variable was postoperative fentanyl consumption. RESULTS: Fentanyl consumption at postoperative 2nd hour was statistically significantly less in Group DL, compared with Group RF, which were 75 ± 59 µg and 120 ± 94 µg respectively, while it was comparable at postoperative 6th hour. During anesthesia, there were more hypotensive events in Group RF, while there were more hypertensive events in Group DL, which were both statistically significant. Despite higher recovery times, Group DL had significantly lower pain scores, rescue analgesic and ondansetron need. CONCLUSION: Opioid-free anesthesia with dexmedetomidine, lidocaine and propofol infusions may be an alternative technique for laparoscopic cholecystectomy especially in patients with high risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting.

  5. 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

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    Laursen, Torben; Gravholt, Claus Højbjerg; Heickendorff, Lene; Drustrup, Jørn; Kappelgaard, Anne-Marie; Jørgensen, Jens Otto Lunde; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

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    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....

  6. 99mTc-MIBI myocardial tomography with intravenous infusion of adenosine triphosphate in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

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    To evaluate its feasibility, safety and diagnostic accuracy, 99mTc-MIBI myocardial tomography with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) infusion (0.16 mg/kg/min for 5 min) was performed in 100 consecutive patients using the stress/rest one day protocol. None of the patients required treatment with aminophylline during the study. The sensitivity and specificity for detecting patients with coronary artery disease were 97% and 71%, respectively. Those for detecting individual coronary lesion (?75% stenosis) were 92% and 89%, respectively. The high hepatic uptake of 99mTc-MIBI causes artifactual perfusion defects in the inferior myocardial wall, particularly on ATP stress images. In order to reduce this artifactual phenomenon, the interval time between injection and stress imaging must be increased. (author)

  7. Eventos adversos en 1395 infusiones con diferentes preparados de gammaglobulina intravenosa / Adverse events in 1395 infusions with different intravenous gammaglobulin products

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    Alejandro, Malbrán; Blas, Larrauri; María Cecilia, Juri; Diego S., Fernández Romero.

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    Full Text Available Los procesos de aislamiento y esterilización de la gammaglobulina endovenosa (IVIG) afectan las características del producto terminado y, por lo tanto, su tolerabilidad. Distintos productos tienen diferentes incidencias de reacciones adversas. Este trabajo cuantifica los eventos adversos (EA) inmedi [...] atos provocados por distintas preparaciones de IVIG. Analizamos 1395 infusiones en 28 pacientes, con una mediana de 32.5 por sujeto (rango 2-214), utilizando seis preparados distintos de IVIG, con una dosis total promedio de 40.3 ± 8.3 g. Analizamos retrospectivamente 1 031 infusiones y 364 prospectivamente. Los pacientes utilizaron una media de 2.68 ± 1.8 IVIG diferentes, con una mediana de 2 (rango 1-6) por persona. El número de marcas comerciales utilizadas se relacionó con el número de infusiones recibidas, r = 0.73. En 24 (2.3%) de 1031 infusiones analizadas en forma retrospectiva se registraron EA que afectaron a 11 de los 23 casos incluidos, con una media de 2.18 ± 1.08 EA por afectado. De 24 pacientes y de 364 infusiones prospectivas, en 14 pacientes y en 32 (7.2%) procedimientos se observaron EA. Veinticuatro (42.9%) de 56 EA fueron leves, 31 (55.5%) moderados y uno (1.8%) fue grave. La velocidad de infusión fue de 9.04 ± 4.6 g/h para las que presentaron EA vs. 10.6 ± 4.6 g/h para las que no (p = 0.31). La incidencia, la gravedad y la proporción de pacientes afectados con EA para cada marca comercial de IVIG fueron muy diferentes entre sí. Esta información debe ser tomada en cuenta en el momento de selección de la IVIG a utilizar. Abstract in english The processes of isolation and sterilization of intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG) affect the end product characteristics and, therefore, its tolerability. Different products have different incidences of adverse reactions. The aim of this study was to quantify the immediate adverse events (AE) caused [...] by the different IVIG preparations. We analyzed 1 395 infusions in 28 patients, with a median of 32.5 per subject (range 2-214), using six different IVIG preparations, with an average dose 40.3 ±8.3 g. One thousand and thirty-one infusions were analyzed retrospectively and 364 prospectively. Patients used a mean of 2.68 ±1.8 different IVIGs, with a median of 2 (range 1-6) per person. The number of trademarks used was related to the number of infusions received, r = 0.73. AE presented in 24 (2.3%) of 1 031 infusions retrospectively analyzed, affecting 11 of 23 patients enrolled, with a mean of 2.18 ± 1.08 AE per subject. Of 24 patients and 364 infusions prospectively analyzed, AE were observed in 14 patients and in 32 (7.2%) procedures. Twenty-four (42.9%) of 56 AE were mild, 31 (55.5%) moderate and one (1.8%) severe. The infusion rate was 9.04±4.6 g/h for those presenting AE vs. 10.6±4.6 g/h for those who did not (p = 0.31, NS). The incidence, severity and proportion of patients with AE for each brand of IVIG were very different from each other. This information should be taken into account when selecting the IVIG to be used.

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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

  13. Pharmacokinetics of treosulfan and its active monoepoxide in pediatric patients after intravenous infusion of high-dose treosulfan prior to HSCT.

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    G?ówka, Franciszek; Kasprzyk, Anna; Roma?ski, Micha?; Wróbel, Tomasz; Wachowiak, Jacek; Szpecht, Dawid; Ka?wak, Krzysztof; Wiela-Hoje?ska, Anna; Dziatkiewicz, Paulina; Te?yk, Artur; ?aba, Czes?aw

    2015-02-20

    Pro-drug treosulfan (TREO) is currently evaluated in randomized phase III clinical trials as a conditioning agent prior to HSCT. In the present paper pharmacokinetics of both TREO and its biologically active monoepoxide (S,S-EBDM) was investigated in pediatric patients for the first time. The studies were carried out in 16 children (median age 7.5 years) undergoing TREO-based preparative regimen prior to HSCT, who received 10, 12 or 14 g/m(2) of the drug as a 1h or 2h intravenous infusion. Plasma concentrations of TREO as well as S,S-EBDM were determined using the validated HPLC-MS/MS method. The changes in S,S-EBDM concentration over time followed TREO levels. The area under the curve (AUC) of TREO was 100-fold higher than AUC of S,S-EBDM. No statistically significant dependency of the dose-normalized AUC of either TREO or S,S-EBDM on the patients' age and body surface area was stated. Moreover, plasma C(max) as well as AUC of S,S-EBDM demonstrated linear correlation with the C(max) and AUC of TREO, respectively. The biological half-lives of TREO and S,S-EBDM were similar. This indicates that S,S-EBDM was completely eliminated from the patients' blood within relatively short time, comparable to TREO. PMID:25527118

  14. Efeitos da infusão contínua de propofol ou etomidato sobre variáveis intracranianas em cães / Effects of propofol or etomidate intravenous infusion on intracranial variables in dogs

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    D.P., Paula; N., Nunes; C.T.D., Nishimori; P.C.F., Lopes; R., Carareto; P.S.P., Santos.

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da infusão contínua de propofol ou de etomidato sobre as variáveis intracranianas em cães nomocapneicos. Foram utilizados 20 cães adultos distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois grupos: grupo propofol (GP) e grupo etomidato (GE). Para o GP, os animais foram induzidos à anestesia [...] com propofol (10mg/kg) e, ato contínuo, iniciaram-se a infusão do fármaco (0,6mg/kg/min) e a ventilação controlada. No GE, o etomidato foi usado para indução (5mg/kg) e manutenção empregando-se a dose de 0,5mg/kg/min nos 10 minutos iniciais e, em seguida, de 0,2mg/kg/min. Após 30 minutos da implantação do cateter de fibra óptica do monitor de pressão intracraniana (PIC) na superfície do córtex cerebral direito, realizaram-se as primeiras mensurações (M1) da PIC, da pressão de perfusão cerebral (PPC), da temperatura intracraniana (TIC), de temperatura corpórea (TC), da pressão arterial média (PAM) e da frequência cardíaca (FC). As demais mensurações ocorreram em intervalos de 20 minutos (M2, M3 e M4). O propofol e o etomidato não ocasionaram alterações significativas nas variáveis estudadas com exceção da TC e TIC. Concluiu-se que a infusão contínua desses fármacos em cães mantém a perfusão cerebral e a autorregulação cerebral. Cães anestesiados com etomidato apresentam efeitos adversos intensos e redução gradativa da temperatura corpórea e intracraniana. Abstract in english The effects of total intravenous infusion of propofol or etomidate on intracranial variables in normocapneic dogs were evaluated. Twenty adult mongrel dogs were randomly allotted to: propofol group (GP) or etomidate group (GE). In GP animals, the propofol was used for induction (10mg/kg), followed b [...] y immediate continuous infusion of the drug (0.6mg/kg/min) and controlled ventilation. In GE dogs, the etomidate was used for induction (5mg/kg), followed by a continuous rate infusion (CRI) at 0.5mg/kg/min during the first ten minutes and, right after, it was changed to 0.2mg/kg/min. The initial measurement (M1) was recorded 30 minutes after the implant of the fiber optic catheter and, after that, every 20 minutes (M2, M3, and M4). The studied parameters were intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), intracranial temperature (ICT), body temperature (BT), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and heart rate (HR). The propofol and etomidate did not change the studied variables, except the ICT and BT. It was concluded that the continuous infusion of these drugs maintains the cerebral perfusion and autoregulation. Dogs anesthetized with etomidate have adverse effects and body and intracranial temperature decrease.

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. 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

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    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)

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    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.

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

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

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    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...

  18. Evaluation and comparison of safety, convenience and cost of administering intravenous pamidronate infusions to children in the home and ambulatory care settings.

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    Rush, Eric T; DeHaai, Kristi; Kreikemeier, Rose M; Lutz, Richard E

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    The use of bisphosphonates in children to treat low bone mineral density has increased. Safety and efficacy of pamidronate has been previously demonstrated. However, little research has been done on pamidronate infusion in the home health setting for patients with metabolic bone disease. Data were collected via a survey to assess satisfaction and convenience of infusions. Adverse events were measured by collecting calcium levels before and after infusions. Infusion costs were estimated from the standard orders from one home health agency and our infusion center. We found no difference in the rates of hypocalcemia between the two groups. The survey results showed high satisfaction for both groups, with higher scores in the home health group for convenience and stress. Home health infusions showed lower cost and less absenteeism from school and work. Home health-based pamidronate infusion appears to be safe, less expensive, and is associated with high patient satisfaction. PMID:22876544

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

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

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    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...

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

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

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    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. ...

  1. Role of capsaicin-sensitive peripheral sensory neurons in anorexic responses to intravenous infusions of cholecystokinin, peptide YY-(3–36), and glucagon-like peptide-1 in rats

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    Haver, Alvin; Anders, Krista; Apenteng, Bettye

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    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-(3–36) [PYY-(3–36)] 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 pmol·kg?1·min?1), PYY-(3–36) (5, 17, 50 pmol·kg?1·min?1), or GLP-1 (17, 50 pmol·kg?1·min?1). CCK-8 was much less effective in reducing food intake in CAP vs. VEH rats. CCK-8 at 5 and 17 pmol·kg?1·min?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-(3–36) and GLP-1 were similarly effective in reducing food intake in VEH and CAP rats. PYY-(3–36) at 5, 17, and 50 pmol·kg?1·min?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 pmol·kg?1·min?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-(3–36) and GLP-1 are not primarily mediated by the CAP-sensitive peripheral sensory neurons (presumably vagal) that mediate CCK-8-induced anorexia. PMID:25117406

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

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    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 o...

  3. High heritability and genetic correlation of intravenous glucose- and tolbutamide-induced insulin secretion among non-diabetic family members of type 2 diabetic patients

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    Gjesing, Anette Marianne Prior; Hornbak, Malene

    2014-01-01

    Aims/hypothesis: The aim of this study was to estimate the heritability of quantitative measures of glucose regulation obtained from a tolbutamide-modified frequently sampled IVGTT (t-FSIGT) and to correlate the heritability of the glucose-stimulated beta cell response to the tolbutamide-induced beta cell response. In addition, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) having an exclusive effect on either glucose- or tolbutamide-stimulated insulin release were identified. Methods: Two hundred and eighty-four non-diabetic family members of patients with type 2 diabetes underwent a t-FSIGT with intravenous injection of glucose at t?=?0 min and tolbutamide at t?=?20 min. Measurements of plasma glucose, serum insulin and serum C-peptide were taken at 33 time points from fasting to 180 min. Insulin secretion rate, acute insulin response (AIR), disposition index (DI) after glucose and disposition index after tolbutamide (DIT), insulin sensitivity (SI), glucose effectiveness (SG) and beta cell responsiveness to glucose were calculated. A polygenic variance component model was used to estimate heritability, genetic correlations and associations. Results: We found high heritabilities for acute insulin secretion subsequent to glucose stimulation (AIRglucose h 2?±?SE: 0.88?±?0.14), but these were slightly lower after tolbutamide (AIRtolbutamide h 2?±?SE: 0.69?±?0.14). We also estimated the heritabilities for S I (h 2?±?SE: 0.26?±?0. 12), SG (h 2?±?SE: 0. 47?±?0.13), DI (h 2?±? SE: 0.56?±?0.14), DIT (h 2?±?SE: 0.49?±?0.14) and beta cell responsiveness to glucose (h 2?±?SE: 0.66?±?0.12). Additionally, strong genetic correlations were found between measures of beta cell response after glucose and tolbutamide stimulation, with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.77 to 0.88. Furthermore, we identified five SNPs with an exclusive effect on either glucose-stimulated (rs5215, rs1111875, rs11920090) or tolbutamide-stimulated (rs10946398, rs864745) insulin secretion. Conclusions/interpretation: Our data demonstrate that both glucose- and tolbutamide-induced insulin secretions are highly heritable traits, which are largely under the control of the same genes. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  4. Effects of Everyday Life Events on Glucose, Insulin, and Glucagon Dynamics in Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion–Treated Type 1 Diabetes: Collection of Clinical Data for Glucose Modeling

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    Schmidt, Signe; Finan, Daniel Aaron; Duun-Henriksen, Anne Katrine; Jørgensen, John Bagterp; Madsen, Henrik; Bengtsson, Henrik; Holst, Jens Juul; Madsbad, Sten; Nørgaard, Kirsten

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    metabolism, we designed and conducted a clinical study.Methods: Patients with insulin pump–treated T1D were recruited to perform everyday life events on two separate days. During the study, patients wore their insulin pumps and, in addition, a continuous glucose monitor and an activity monitor to estimate...... energy expenditure. The sequence of everyday life events was predetermined and included carbohydrate intake, insulin boluses, and bouts of exercise; the events were introduced, temporally separated, in different orders and in different quantities. Throughout the study day, 10-min plasma glucose...... measurements were taken, and samples for plasma insulin and glucagon analyses were obtained every 10 min for the first 30 min after an event and subsequently every 30 min.Results: We included 12 patients with T1D (75% female, 34.3±9.1 years old [mean±SD], hemoglobin A1c 6.7±0.4%). During the 24 study days we...

  5. The impact of glucose-insulin-potassium infusion in acute myocardial infarction on infarct size and left ventricular ejection fraction [ISRCTN56720616

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Favorable clinical outcomes have been observed with glucose-insulin-potassium infusion (GIK in acute myocardial infarction (MI. The mechanisms of this beneficial effect have not been delineated clearly. GIK has metabolic, anti-inflammatory and profibrinolytic effects and it may preserve the ischemic myocardium. We sought to assess the effect of GIK infusion on infarct size and left ventricular function, as part of a randomized controlled trial. Methods Patients (n = 940 treated for acute MI by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI were randomized to GIK infusion or no infusion. Endpoints were the creatinine kinase MB-fraction (CK-MB and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF. CK-MB levels were determined 0, 2, 4, 6, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours after admission and the LVEF was measured before discharge. Results There were no differences between the two groups in the time course or magnitude of CK-MB release: the peak CK-MB level was 249 ± 228 U/L in the GIK group and 240 ± 200 U/L in the control group (NS. The mean LVEF was 43.7 ± 11.0 % in the GIK group and 42.4 ± 11.7% in the control group (P = 0.12. A LVEF ? 30% was observed in 18% in the controls and in 12% of the GIK group (P = 0.01. Conclusion Treatment with GIK has no effect on myocardial function as determined by LVEF and by the pattern or magnitude of enzyme release. However, left ventricular function was preserved in GIK treated patients.

  6. Microvascular Recruitment in Insulin Resistance

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    SjØberg, Kim Anker

    2014-01-01

    In this PhD work a new method for measuring microvascular recruitment was developed and evaluated, using continues real-time imaging of contrast enhanced ultrasound. Gas-filled microbubbles were infused intravenously and by taking advantage of the echogenic properties of the microbubbles the resonating sound from the microbubbles in the systemic circulation were recorded for determination of microvascular recruitment in designated muscle segments. Results showed that microvascular recruitment increased with insulin stimulation by ~30% in rats and ~40% in humans (study I). Furthermore, it was observed that muscle contractions increased muscle perfusion rapidly by 3-4 fold and by 1-2 fold compared to basal and insulin, respectively, in both rat and human skeletal muscle (study I). The real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound method was applied to investigate the vaso-active effect of the incretin hormone glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the microcirculation. Glucagon-like-peptide-1 analogs are drugs used for treatments of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but the vascular effects of GLP-1 in vivo are elusive. Here it was shown that GLP-1 rapidly increased the microvascular recruitment in human and rat skeletal muscle by ~60% and ~30%, respectively, and independently of insulin (study II and III). However, when rats consumed a 60 E% high fat diet acute administration of GLP-1 ameliorated both the early (5 days) and the more prolonged (8 weeks) high fat diet induced impairment of insulin action in the microvasculature and restored normal microvascular function by increasing the microvascular recruitment similar to in control animals. This effect of GLP-1 on microvascular recruitment was associated with a restoration of both whole body insulin sensitivity and muscle glucose uptake when co-infused with insulin in the 5 days but not in the 8 week high fat diet intervention. Thus, like insulin, GLP-1 increased microvascular recruitment but unlike insulin no direct effect on muscle glucose uptake of GLP-1 was observed.

  7. Infusão de insulina em terapia intensiva: ensaio controlado randomizado / Insulin infusion in intensive care: randomized controlled trial / Infusion de insulina en cuidados intensivos: ensayo controlado aleatorizado

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    Milena Penteado Ferraro, Miranda; Jeiel Carlos Lamonica, Crespo; Silvia Regina, Secoli.

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    Full Text Available Ensaio clínico controlado e aleatorizado que comparou o uso de protocolo de insulina intensivo e convencional na evolução clínica de pacientes em sepse grave e choque séptico, nas primeiras 72 h. Foi conduzido em um hospital universitário na cidade de São Paulo. Os pacientes (n=46) foram alocados e [...] m dois grupos: glicêmico intensivo (glicemia entre 80-110mg/dl) e convencional (180-220mg/dl). Utilizaram-se testes t-Student e Qui-Quadrado na análise dos dados. Observou-se diferença estatisticamente significativa (p Abstract in spanish Ensayo clínico aleatorio controlado y randomizado que comparó el uso de protocolo de insulina intensivo y convencional en la evolución clínica de pacientes en sepsis grave y shock séptico, en las primeras 72 horas. Fue realizado en un hospital universitario de la ciudad de São Paulo. Los pacientes [...] (n=46) fueron distribuidos en dos grupos: glucémico intensivo (glucemia entre 80-110mg/dl) y convencional (180-220mg/dl). Se utilizaron tests t-Student y Chi-cuadrado para análisis de los datos. Se observó diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p Abstract in english This randomized controlled trial compared the use of an intensive and conventional insulin protocol on clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, in the first 72 hours. It was conducted at a university hospital in the city of São Paulo. Patients (n=46) were allocated into tw [...] o groups: intensive glycemic (blood glucose between 80-110mg/dl) and conventional (180-220mg/dl). The Student's t-test and chi-square test were used for data analysis. A statistically significant (p

  8. 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

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

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    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

  9. Response of plasma glucose, insulin, and nonesterified fatty acids to intravenous glucose tolerance tests in dairy cows during a 670-day lactation.

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    Marett, L C; Auldist, M J; Moate, P J; Wales, W J; Macmillan, K L; Dunshea, F R; Leury, B J

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    This experiment investigated the metabolic response of dairy cows undergoing an extended lactation to a frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test. The experiment used 12 multiparous Holstein cows that calved in late winter in a seasonally calving pasture-based system and were managed for a 670-d lactation by delaying rebreeding. In each of four 5-wk experimental periods commencing at approximately 73, 217, 422, and 520 (±9.1) days in milk (DIM), cows were offered a diet of perennial ryegrass (73 and 422 DIM) or pasture hay and silage (217 and 520 DIM) supplemented with 1kg of DM grain (control; CON) or 6kg of DM grain (GRN) as a ration. Daily energy intake was approximately 160 and 215 MJ of metabolizable energy/cow for the CON and GRN treatments, respectively. At all other times, cows were managed as a single herd and grazed pasture supplemented with grain to an estimated minimum daily total intake of 180 MJ of metabolizable energy/cow. Cows were fitted with an indwelling jugular catheter during the final week of each experimental period. The standard intravenous glucose tolerance test using 0.3g of glucose per kilogram of body weight was performed on each cow at approximately 100, 250, 460, and 560 DIM. Plasma concentrations of glucose, insulin, and nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) responses were measured. Milk yield, milk solids yield, body weight, and basal plasma glucose were greater in the GRN compared with the CON treatment. The area under the plasma response curve relative to baseline (AUC) for glucose, insulin, and NEFA and their apparent fractional clearance rates indicated varied whole body responsiveness to insulin in terms of glucose metabolism throughout the 670-d lactation. The glucose AUC 0 to 20 min postinfusion was increased at 560 DIM, indicating reduced utilization of glucose by the mammary gland at this stage of lactation. The NEFA clearance rate, 6 to 30 min postinfusion, was greater at 460 and 560 DIM. These data indicated an increase in lipogenic activity or a decrease in lipolysis as lactation progressed, suggestive of an overall increase in responsiveness to insulin in terms of whole body lipid metabolism as lactation progressed. These observations are consistent with decreased priority of lactation beyond 300 DIM. Cows in the GRN treatment had decreased whole body responsiveness to hyperglycemia compared with CON cows in terms of glucose clearance and AUC for the glucose response. Variation in the response curves of plasma glucose, NEFA, and insulin was predominantly a result of stage of lactation and not diet. This may be due to changes in mammary gland uptake of glucose that is independent of insulin and the responsiveness of peripheral tissues to the actions of insulin at different stages of the lactation that are independent of diet. PMID:25468690

  10. Effects of intrapartum maternal glucose infusion on the normal fetus and newborn.

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    Mendiola, J; Grylack, L J; Scanlon, J W

    1982-01-01

    The effect of maternal intravenous glucose infusion on the newborn's glucose, insulin, and neurobehavioral performance was studied prospectively in 56 normal mother-newborn pairs. Maternal blood glucose levels at the time of delivery, umbilical venous blood glucose and insulin levels, and neonatal blood glucose levels were measured. Neurobehavioral assessment of the newborns was performed at 4 and 24 hours of life. The median value for total amount of glucose infused to the mother was 32.5 g, the median rate of glucose infusion was 8 g/h, and the median maternal blood glucose concentration at delivery was 110 mg/dl. Median umbilical venous blood glucose concentrations were 104 mg/dl and median insulin concentration was 15 microunits/ml. Six babies were hypoglycemic at 1 hour of age. Umbilical venous glucose and insulin levels correlated significantly (p less than 0.001) with the rate of glucose infusion to the mother and her blood glucose level. The incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia was significantly related (p less than 0.05) to a maternal blood glucose level greater than 120 mg/dl, to a glucose infusion rate of 20 g/hr or greater and to an umbilical venous insulin level of greater than 40 microunits/ml. There were no major differences in neurobehavior that distinguished hypoglycemic neonates. It is recommended that the normal parturient be given less than 20 g/hr of intravenous glucose before delivery and have a blood glucose level less than 120 mg/dl at the time of delivery. Newborns delivered to mothers with hyperglycemia or excessive glucose infusion should be tested for hypoglycemia at 1 and 2 hours of age. PMID:7032366

  11. Effect of intravenous omega-3 fatty acid infusion and hemodialysis on fatty acid composition of free fatty acids and phospholipids in patients with end-stage renal disease

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    Madsen, Trine; Christensen, Jeppe Hagstrup

    2011-01-01

    Patients treated with hemodialysis (HD) have been reported to have decreased levels of ?-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in plasma and cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ?-3 PUFAs administered intravenously during HD, as well as the effect of HD treatment, on the fatty acid composition of plasma free fatty acids (FFAs), plasma phospholipids, and platelet phospholipids.

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  14. Metabolic effects of overnight continuous infusion of unacylated ghrelin in humans.

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    GHIGO, Ezio; BENSO, Andrea; Granata, Riccarda; Broglio, Fabio

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    Objective: To clarify the metabolic effects of an overnight intravenous infusion of unacylated ghrelin (UAG) in humans. UAG exerts relevant metabolic actions, likely mediated by a still unknown ghrelin-receptor subtype, including effects on ?-cell viability and function, insulin secretion and sensitivity, glucose and lipid metabolism. Design: We studied the effects of a 16-hours infusion (from 2100 h to 1300 h) of UAG (1.0 µg/kg/h) or saline in 8 normal subjects (age [mean±SEM]: 29.6±2.4 yrs;...

  15. Intravenous iron isomaltoside 1000 administered by high single-dose infusions or standard medical care for the treatment of fatigue in women after postpartum haemorrhage

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    Holm, Charlotte; Thomsen, Lars Lykke; Norgaard, Astrid; Langhoff-Roos, Jens

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage can lead to iron deficiency with and without anaemia, the clinical consequences of which include physical fatigue. Although oral iron is the standard treatment, it is often associated with gastrointestinal side effects and poor compliance. To date, no published randomised controlled studies have compared the clinical efficacy and safety of standard medical care with intravenous administration of iron supplementation after postpartum haemorrhage.The primary obje...

  16. A QUASI EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF GLYCERIN MAGNESIUM SULPHATE DRESSING ON PHLEBITIS AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERIPHERAL INTRAVENOUS INFUSION IN SELECTED HOSPITAL,VADODARA

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Intravenous therapy is indicated for many reasons. A significant number of patients admitted into hospital receive some forms of intravenous therapy through peripheral venous cannula, which is a common procedure carried out in hospital to allow rapid and accurate administration of medication. However, the intravenous cannulation can have undesirable effects, the most of which is phlebitis, which is due to mechanical, chemical or infectious cause. Method: In this study quasi-experimental research approach was used. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample from the selected hospital. The research design adopted for the study was pre-test, post-test control group design. In the present study a sample of 60 hospitalised patients and who met the inclusion criteria was selected from the target population. In this study the instruments used are baseline Performa, structured interview schedule to assess the subjective symptoms and observation scale to observe the objective symptoms. Result: In experimental group post test mean score 1.10, SD was 0.71 respectively. In control group post test mean score 2.53, SD was 0.78 respectively. The obtained value 7.454 statistically was significant at 0.001 levels. So research hypothesis was accepted. So there was significant difference between post intervention phlebitis among the experimental group and control group. Discussion: In the research study findings revealed that Glycerin Magnesium sulphate dressing is highly effective in decrease phlebitis level to the patients.

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

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    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 (5.5±2.8), immediate GIK-201Tl (4.0±2.3), and 4-h GIK-201Tl (5.6±2.7) were lower than that of 99mTc-PYP (7.5±4.1) (p201Tl (3.5±2.8) (p201Tl (11.3±7.9) and 4-h GIK-201Tl (11.2±6.3) were greater than at the 6-month 201Tl (7.1±6.5), immediate GIK-201Tl (7.4±6.5) 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)

  18. Breadboard development of a fluid infusion system

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    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.

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

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    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

  20. Cross-sectional survey and retrospective analysis of a large cohort of adults with type 1 diabetes with long-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion treatment.

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    Joubert, Michael; Morera, Julia; Vicente, Angel; Rod, Anne; Parienti, Jean-Jacques; Reznik, Yves

    2014-09-01

    Background. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is an established modality for intensive insulin treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D), but long-term data concerning satisfaction, CSII function use, safety, and efficacy in real-life conditions are scarce. Methods. We analyzed a cohort of adult patients with T1D treated with CSII for more than 1 year in a single diabetes center. We performed a cross-sectional survey in 2010 (tolerance/satisfaction and behavior forms) and a retrospective analysis of medical records (including HbA1c level, hospitalization, and catheter infections). The primary objective was to assess long-term tolerance/satisfaction, and secondary objectives were safety and efficacy. Results. There were 295 patients analyzed. After a median duration of CSII use of 5 years, overall satisfaction was high for about 90% of patients. Mean CSII-related discomfort scores were low for work, recreation, and sleep and moderate for sport and sexual activity (2.5 ± 1.9, 2.6 ± 1.8, 2.6 ± 2.1, 3.4 ± 2.3, and 4.0 ± 2.9 of 10, respectively). Despite a high level of diabetes education, only one third of patients were using advanced CSII functions. During long-term follow-up, the safety of CSII treatment was good; the hospitalization rate was 0.18 patients/year, and catheter infections were scarce. The HbA1c level dropped about -0.5% independently from CSII duration (P < .05). Conclusions. In this adult cohort, satisfaction and tolerance, together with safety, of CSII were maintained at long-term follow up. The sole basic functions of CSII were currently used by patients. A 0.5% decrease in the HbA1c level was maintained during the study period. PMID:24876454

  1. Efecto de la infusión endovenosa de KCl en el electrocardiograma y potasio sérico en perros con función renal normal / Effect of intravenous infusion of KCl on the electrocardiogram and serum potassium in dogs with normal renal function

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    Jessica, Bravo-Zúñiga; 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 sérico (K+) y las alteraciones electrocardiográficas al infundir diferentes velocidades de K+ endovenoso en perros. Se infundió soluciones de 20, 40, 60 y 80 mEq de K+ en una hora a perros con función renal y K+ sérico normal. Se estudiaron 9 perros: tres si [...] n hidratación previa y seis con hidratación 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 hidratación tuvieron alteraciones electrocardiográficas más 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 hidratación 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

  2. Biodistribution of boron after intravenous 4-dihydroxyborylphenylalanine-fructose (BPA-F) infusion in meningioma and schwannoma patients: A feasibility study for boron neutron capture therapy.

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    Kulvik, Martti; Kallio, Merja; Laakso, Juha; Vähätalo, Jyrki; Hermans, Raine; Järviluoma, Eija; Paetau, Anders; Rasilainen, Merja; Ruokonen, Inkeri; Seppälä, Matti; Jääskeläinen, Juha

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    We studied the uptake of boron after 100mg/kg BPA infusion in three meningioma and five schwannoma patients as a pre-BNCT feasibility study. With average tumour-to-whole blood boron concentrations of 2.5, we discuss why BNCT could, and probably should, be developed to treat severe forms of the studied tumours. However, analysing 72 tumour and 250 blood samples yielded another finding: the plasma-to-whole blood boron concentrations varied with time, suggesting that the assumed constant boron ratio of 1:1 between normal brain tissue and whole blood deserves re-assessment. PMID:26298436

  3. 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

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    Antonio Carlos, Menardi; Fernanda, Viaro; Walter Vilella de Andrade, Vicente; Alfredo José, Rodrigues; Paulo Roberto Barbosa, Évora.

    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 qu [...] estionada, 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. Abstract in english 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 possibilit [...] y 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,

  4. 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

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

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    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...

  5. Inappropriate glucagon response after oral compared with isoglycemic intravenous glucose administration in patients with type 1 diabetes

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    Hare, Kristine J; Vilsbøll, Tina; Holst, Jens Juul; Knop, Filip K

    2010-01-01

    Hyperglucagonemia following oral glucose ingestion in patients with type 1 diabetes (and type 2 diabetes) has been claimed to result from impaired intraislet insulin inhibition of glucagon. We looked at plasma glucagon responses to the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and isoglycemic intravenous glucose infusion (IIGI) in patients with type 1 diabetes. Nine patients without residual beta-cell function [age: 25 +/- 9 yr; body mass index (BMI): 24 +/- 2 kg/m(2); fasting plasma glucose (FPG): 9.5...

  6. Suppression and stimulation mechanisms controlling glucagon secretion in a case of islet-cell tumor producing glucagon, insulin, and gastrin.

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    Tiengo, A; Fedele, D; Marchiori, E; Nosadini, R; Muggeo, M

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    The mechanisms controlling secretion of glucagon and other pancreatic hormones were studied in a patient affected with multihormone-secreting islet-cell tumor. Fasting glucagon levels (3,000 pg./ml.) rose to 10 ng./ml. following arginine stimulation. While oral glucose load and intravenous glucose infusion did not suppress glucagon secretion, insulin administration induced a prompt depression in glucagon levels. Glucagon, insulin, and gastrin levels were suppressed by somatostatin while calcium infusion caused a paradoxical increase. It is suggested that only some of the stimulation-inhibition mechanisms were conserved in this case of glucagon-secreting pancreatic tumor. PMID:5326

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

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    Bagger, Jonatan I; Knop, Filip K; Lund, Asger; Holst, Jens Juul; Vilsbøll, 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...

  8. Intravenous iron isomaltoside 1000 administered by high single-dose infusions or standard medical care for the treatment of fatigue in women after postpartum haemorrhage

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    Holm, Charlotte; Thomsen, Lars Lykke; Norgaard, Astrid; Langhoff-Roos, Jens

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    1000 with standard medical care on physical fatigue in women with postpartum haemorrhage. METHODS/DESIGN: In a single centre, open-labelled, randomised trial, women with postpartum haemorrhage exceeding 700 mL will be allocated to either a single dose of 1,200 mg of iron isomaltoside 1000 or standard...... medical care. Healthy parturients with a singleton pregnancy will be included within 48 hours after delivery.Participants will complete structured questionnaires that focus on several dimensions of fatigue and mental health (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the...... Inventory. The primary objective will be considered to have been met if an intravenous high single dose of iron isomaltoside 1000 is shown to be superior to standard medical care in women after postpartum haemorrhage regarding physical fatigue.For claiming superiority, we set the minimal clinically relevant...

  9. Infusão de insulina subcutânea contínua em gestante com diabetes tipo 1: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetic during pregnancy: case report and literature review

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    Janice Sepúlveda Reis

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A gestação em portadoras de diabetes tipo 1 é alvo de múltiplas tentativas para o bom controle glicêmico desde o período pré-concepcional, com a terapia com infusão de insulina subcutânea contínua apresentando opção terapêutica adicional na tentativa de alcançar as metas glicêmicas. Apresentamos o caso de uma paciente com diabetes tipo 1, não controlada com múltiplas injeções diárias, cuja instalação da bomba de insulina ocorreu durante o segundo trimestre de gestação, com sucesso terapêutico.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.

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

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    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)

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  13. Medanta insulin protocols in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

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    Beena Bansal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hyperglycemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and is associated with poor outcomes. This is a review of the perioperative insulin protocol being used at Medanta, the Medicity, which has a large volume cardiac surgery setup. Preoperatively, patients are usually continued on their preoperative outpatient medications. Intravenous insulin infusion is intiated postoperatively and titrated using a column method with a choice of 7 scales. Insulin dose is calculated as a factor of blood glucose and patient?s estimated insulin sensitivity. A comparison of this protocol is presented with other commonly used protocols. Since arterial blood gas analysis is done every 4 hours for first two days after cardiac surgery, automatic data collection from blood gas analyzer to a central database enables collection of glucose data and generating glucometrics. Data auditing has helped in improving performance through protocol modification.

  14. 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.

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

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    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

  15. Successful use of daily intravenous infusion of C1 esterase inhibitor concentrate in the treatment of a hereditary angioedema patient with ascites, hypovolemic shock, sepsis, renal and respiratory failure.

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    Pham, Hoang; Santucci, Stephanie; Yang, William H

    2014-01-01

    Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant disease most commonly associated with defects in C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). HAE manifests as recurrent episodes of edema in various body locations. Atypical symptoms, such as ascites, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and hypovolemic shock, have also been reported. Management of HAE conventionally involves the treatment of acute attacks, as well as short- and long-term prophylaxis. Since attacks can be triggered by several factors, including stress and physical trauma, prophylactic therapy is recommended for patients undergoing surgery. Human plasma-derived C1-INH (pdC1-INH) concentrate is indicated for the treatment of both acute HAE attacks and pre-procedure prevention of HAE episodes in patients undergoing medical, dental, or surgical procedures. We report the first case of a patient with HAE who experienced an abdominal attack precipitated by a retroperitoneal bleed while being converted from warfarin to heparin in preparation for surgery. Subsequently, the patient had a protracted course in hospital with other complications, which included hypovolemic shock, ascites, severe sepsis from nosocomial pneumonia, renal and respiratory failure. Despite intensive interventions, the patient remained in a critical state for months; however, after a trial of daily intravenous infusion of pdC1-INH concentrate (Berinert®, CSL Behring GmbH, Marburg, Germany), clinical status improved, particularly renal function. Therefore, pdC1-INH concentrate may be an effective treatment option to consider for critically-ill patients with HAE. PMID:25520740

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

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    Øzbay, Aygen; Møller, N; Juhl, C; Bjerre, M; Carstens, J; Rungby, J; Jørgensen, 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...

  17. 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

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    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)

  18. Comparación entre dexmedetomidina en infusión intravenosa vs. lidocaína en infusión 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

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

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    Full Text Available Introducción: se define dolor refractario como aquel que se mantiene persistente (EVA 6 o más) a pesar de tratamiento con opioides (con 1 o más rotaciones previas) + antiinflamatorios (AINE o corticoides). Para tratamiento se han utilizado agonistas alfa-2 y/o anestésicos locales. La respuesta analg [...] ésica a la administración de dexmedetomidina parece producirse a nivel de la neurona de la raíz dorsal, donde los agonistas alfa-2 bloquean la liberación de la sustancia P en la vía nociceptiva. El efecto analgésico central está mediado por la activación de las vías inhibitorias descendentes gracias al bloqueo de los receptores del aspartato y glutamato. La utilización de lidocaína intravenosa puede suprimir descargas neurales ectópicas procedentes de fibras aferentes primarias lesionadas debido a sus propiedades de bloqueo dependiente de canales de voltaje de sodio. Además se ha evidenciado la activación endógena del sistema de opioides por infusión de lidocaína por vía sistémica. Objetivo: evaluar el efecto analgésico de la infusión de dexmedetomidina intravenosa comparada con infusión de lidocaína intravenosa para dolor refractario a opioides en pacientes bajo cuidados paliativos. Material y métodos: se trata de un ensayo clínico aleatorizado, triple ciego, con muestreo consecutivo. El análisis de resultados con medidas de tendencia central y de dispersión. Para comparar variables cuantitativas se usó t de Student para muestras independientes. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia y gráficos a través del programa estadístico SPSS versión 17. Población de estudio: pacientes con dolor refractario, hospitalizados dentro del Programa de Cuidados Paliativos asignados aleatoriamente a uno de los 2 grupos cuyo número de muestra (n = 14) se obtuvo por fórmula 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 infusión y 18 % (n: 3) requirieron rescate durante las 48 horas postinfusión. Durante la infusión el 42 % del grupo de lidocaína necesitó rescate (n: 3) y en el tiempo postinfusión antes de 48 horas se administraron 3 rescates: 42 % de los pacientes del grupo de lidocaína (n: 2) y 14 % de los pacientes del grupo dexmedetomidina (n: 1). En cuanto a sedación durante la infusión se reportaron diferencias significativas (p: -0,01) reportándose mayor sedación en el grupo de dexmedetomidina. No se presentaron complicaciones cardiovasculares y/o respiratorias en ninguno de los dos grupos. Conclusiones: el grupo de dexmedetomidina requirió menos rescates con opioides durante la infusión y posterior a ella. Se presentó mayor sedación en el grupo de dexmedetomidina sin presencia de complicaciones cardiovasculares y/o respiratorias durante o posterior a la infusión. 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-

  19. A Comparison of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Biphasic Insulin Aspart 30, 50, 70 and Pure Insulin Aspart : A Randomized, Quadruple Crossover Study

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    Thorisdottir, Rannveig Linda; Parkner, Tina

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of pure insulin aspart and three different formulations of insulin aspart and protaminated insulin aspart: biphasic insulin aspart 30 (BIAsp30), biphasic insulin aspart 50 (BIAsp50) and biphasic insulin aspart 70 (BIAsp70). Nineteen type 1 diabetes patients received individually identical doses of the four different insulin aspart preparations on 4 separate days in this randomized crossover study. Having achieved overnight stable blood glucose control by intravenous infusions of human insulin, one of the trial insulins was injected subcutaneously and a standard meal was given in the morning. Plasma glucose and serum insulin aspart were recorded the following 12 hr. During the first 4 hr after injection with the trial insulin, the area under the curve for levels of insulin aspart (AUC(ins)) was significantly higher during insulin aspart treatment as compared to the other three insulin treatments, followed by BIAsp70, BIAsp50and BIAsp30 (P <0.05). Over the last 4 hr, the AUC(ins) for BIAsp30 was significantly higher as compared to the other insulin preparations (P <0.05). By contrast, during the initial 4 hr, the area under the curve for levels of glucose (AUC(glu)) was highest after injection with BIAsp30 compared to the other three treatments (P <0.05), while during the last 4 hr the highest AUC(glu) was seen following insulin aspart (P <0.05). We conclude that when insulin aspart is pure or formulated with protamine in three different ratios, the pharmacokinetic profiles are readily distinguishable. These differences in pharmacokinetics are reflected in the pharmacodynamic profiles.

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

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    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.

  1. 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

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    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

    OBJECTIVE—The 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.

  2. Direct Effects of TNF-? on Local Fuel Metabolism and Cytokine Levels in the Placebo-Controlled, Bilaterally Infused Human Leg : Increased Insulin Sensitivity, Increased Net Protein Breakdown, and Increased IL-6 Release

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    Bach, Ermina; Nielsen, Roni R

    2013-01-01

    Tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?) has widespread metabolic actions. Systemic TNF-? administration, however, generates a complex hormonal and metabolic response. Our study was designed to test whether regional, placebo-controlled TNF-? infusion directly affects insulin resistance and protein breakdown. We studied eight healthy volunteers once with bilateral femoral vein and artery catheters during a 3-h basal period and a 3-h hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp. One artery was perfused with saline and one with TNF-?. During the clamp, TNF-? perfusion increased glucose arteriovenous differences (0.91 ± 0.17 vs. 0.74 ± 0.15 mmol/L, P = 0.012) and leg glucose uptake rates. Net phenylalanine release was increased by TNF-? perfusion with concomitant increases in appearance and disappearance rates. Free fatty acid kinetics was not affected by TNF-?, whereas interleukin-6 (IL-6) release increased. Insulin and protein signaling in muscle biopsies was not affected by TNF-?. TNF-? directly increased net muscle protein loss,which may contribute to cachexia and general protein loss during severe illness. The finding of increased insulin sensitivity, which could relate to IL-6, is of major clinical interest and may concurrently act to provide adequate tissue fuel supply and contribute to the occurrence of systemic hypoglycemia. This distinct metabolic feature places TNF-? among the rare insulin mimetics of human origin.

  3. Direct effects of TNF-? on local fuel metabolism and cytokine levels in the placebo controlled bilaterally infused human leg; increased insulin sensitivity, increased net protein breakdown and increased IL-6 release

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    Bach, Ermina; Nielsen, Bent Roni RanghØj

    2013-01-01

    TNF-? has widespread metabolic actions. Systemic TNF-? administration, however, generates a complex hormonal and metabolic response. Our study was designed to test whether regional, placebo controlled TNF-? infusion directly affects insulin resistance and protein breakdown. We studied eight healthy volunteers once with bilateral femoral vein and artery catheters during a 3 h basal period and a 3 h hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp. One artery was perfused with saline and one with TNF-?. During the clamp TNF-? perfusion increased glucose arterio-venous differences (0.91±0.17 mmol/l vs. 0.74±0.15 mmol/l, p=0.012) and leg glucose uptake rates. Net phenylalanine release was increased by TNF-? perfusion with concomitant increases in appearance and disappearance rates. Free fatty acid kinetics were not affected by TNF-?, whereas IL-6 release increased. Insulin and protein signaling in muscle biopsies was not affected by TNF-?. TNF-? directly increased net muscle protein loss, which may contribute to cachexia and general protein loss during severe illness. The finding of increased insulin sensitivity, which could relate to IL-6, is of major clinical interest and may concurrently act to provide adequate tissue fuel supply and contribute to the occurrence of systemic hypoglycemia. This distinct metabolic feature places TNF-? among the rare insulin mimetics of human origin.

  4. Anestesia venosa total em regime de infusão alvo-controlada: uma análise evolutiva Anestesia venosa total en régimen de infusión objeto controlada: un análisis evolutivo Total intravenous anesthesia as a target-controlled infusion: an evolutive analysis

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    Fernando Squeff Nora

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A anestesia venosa total (AVT sofreu diversos avanços desde o início da utilização da técnica. Desde a síntese dos primeiros anestésicos venosos, com a introdução dos barbitúricos (1921 e do tiopental (1934, a AVT evoluiu até o desenvolvimento da AVT com auxílio de bombas com infusão alvo-controlada (IAC. O primeiro modelo farmacocinético para uso em IAC foi descrito por Schwilden em 1981. Foi demonstrado, a partir daí, que era possível manter a concentração plasmática desejada de um fármaco utilizando-se bomba de infusão gerenciada por computador. CONTEÚDO: Este artigo visou a descrever as bases teóricas da IAC, a apresentar uma proposta de desenvolvimento de um vocabulário comum em IAC ainda não publicado no Brasil e a fazer uma análise crítica dos aspectos atuais da IAC no mundo e no Brasil. CONCLUSÕES: A chegada de novas bombas de infusão dotadas dos modelos farmacocinéticos do remifentanil, sufentanil e propofol inaugura outro capítulo da AVT e alinha o Brasil com a tendência mundial em IAC. Esses sistemas possibilitarão a IAC de hipnóticos e opióides concomitantemente. A conclusão mais importante, no entanto, refere-se à economia à medida que os fármacos utilizados nessas bombas não ficarão restritos apenas a uma empresa farmacêutica, a exemplo do que ocorreu com o propofol. Hoje já se dispõe de equipamentos para utilização de propofol e opióides, em IAC, que aceitam qualquer apresentação farmacêutica com a vantagem da possibilidade de alteração da concentração do fármaco na seringa, de acordo com a diluição desejada.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La anestesia venosa total (AVT tuvo diversos avances desde el inicio de la utilización de la técnica. Desde la síntesis de los primeros anestésicos venosos, con la introducción de los barbitúricos (1921 y del tiopental (1934, la AVT evolucionó hasta el desarrollo de la AVT con el auxilio de bombas con infusión objeto controlada (IOC. El primer modelo farmacocinético descrito para uso en IOC, fue descrito por Schwilden en 1981. Quedó demostrado a partir de entonces, que era posible mantener la concentración plasmática deseada de un fármaco utilizando bomba de infusión por computador. CONTENIDO: Este artigo quiso dejar sentadas las bases teóricas de la IOC, presentar una propuesta de desarrollo de un vocabulario común en IOC todavía no publicado en Brasil y hacer un análisis crítico de los aspectos actuales de la IOC en el mundo y en Brasil. CONCLUSIONES: La llegada de nuevas bombas de infusión dotadas de los modelos farmacocinéticos del remifentanil, sufentanil y propofol inaugura otro capítulo de la AVT y coloca a Brasil a tono con la tendencia mundial en IOC. Esos sistemas facilitarán la IOC de hipnóticos y opioides concomitantemente. La conclusión más importante, sin embargo, se refiere a la economía en la medida en que los fármacos utilizados en esas bombas no quedarán restrictos a solamente una empresa farmacéutica, como por ejemplo lo que ocurrió con el propofol. Hoy ya disponemos de equipos para la utilización de propofol y opioides en IOC, que aceptan cualquier presentación farmacéutica con la ventaja de poder alterar la concentración del fármaco en la jeringuilla de acuerdo con la dilución que se desee.BACKGROUND AND DOBJECTIVES: Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA has seen several developments since it was first used. Since the synthesis of the first intravenous anesthetics, with the introduction of barbiturates (1921 and thiopental (1934, TIVA has evolved until the development of TIVA with target-controlled infusion pumps (TCI. The first pharmacokinetic model for the use of TCI was described by Schwilden in 1981. From that moment on, it was demonstrated that it is possible to maintain the desired plasma concentration of a drug using an infusion pump managed by a computer. CONTENTS: The objective of this report was to describe the theoretical bases of TCI, propose the development of a common TCI vocabulary, which has not been don

  5. Anestesia venosa total em regime de infusão alvo-controlada: uma análise evolutiva / Total intravenous anesthesia as a target-controlled infusion: an evolutive analysis / Anestesia venosa total en régimen de infusión objeto controlada: un análisis evolutivo

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    Fernando Squeff, Nora.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A anestesia venosa total (AVT) sofreu diversos avanços desde o início da utilização da técnica. Desde a síntese dos primeiros anestésicos venosos, com a introdução dos barbitúricos (1921) e do tiopental (1934), a AVT evoluiu até o desenvolvimento da AVT com auxílio de bomb [...] as com infusão alvo-controlada (IAC). O primeiro modelo farmacocinético para uso em IAC foi descrito por Schwilden em 1981. Foi demonstrado, a partir daí, que era possível manter a concentração plasmática desejada de um fármaco utilizando-se bomba de infusão gerenciada por computador. CONTEÚDO: Este artigo visou a descrever as bases teóricas da IAC, a apresentar uma proposta de desenvolvimento de um vocabulário comum em IAC ainda não publicado no Brasil e a fazer uma análise crítica dos aspectos atuais da IAC no mundo e no Brasil. CONCLUSÕES: A chegada de novas bombas de infusão dotadas dos modelos farmacocinéticos do remifentanil, sufentanil e propofol inaugura outro capítulo da AVT e alinha o Brasil com a tendência mundial em IAC. Esses sistemas possibilitarão a IAC de hipnóticos e opióides concomitantemente. A conclusão mais importante, no entanto, refere-se à economia à medida que os fármacos utilizados nessas bombas não ficarão restritos apenas a uma empresa farmacêutica, a exemplo do que ocorreu com o propofol. Hoje já se dispõe de equipamentos para utilização de propofol e opióides, em IAC, que aceitam qualquer apresentação farmacêutica com a vantagem da possibilidade de alteração da concentração do fármaco na seringa, de acordo com a diluição desejada. Abstract in spanish JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La anestesia venosa total (AVT) tuvo diversos avances desde el inicio de la utilización de la técnica. Desde la síntesis de los primeros anestésicos venosos, con la introducción de los barbitúricos (1921) y del tiopental (1934), la AVT evolucionó hasta el desarrollo de la [...] AVT con el auxilio de bombas con infusión objeto controlada (IOC). El primer modelo farmacocinético descrito para uso en IOC, fue descrito por Schwilden en 1981. Quedó demostrado a partir de entonces, que era posible mantener la concentración plasmática deseada de un fármaco utilizando bomba de infusión por computador. CONTENIDO: Este artigo quiso dejar sentadas las bases teóricas de la IOC, presentar una propuesta de desarrollo de un vocabulario común en IOC todavía no publicado en Brasil y hacer un análisis crítico de los aspectos actuales de la IOC en el mundo y en Brasil. CONCLUSIONES: La llegada de nuevas bombas de infusión dotadas de los modelos farmacocinéticos del remifentanil, sufentanil y propofol inaugura otro capítulo de la AVT y coloca a Brasil a tono con la tendencia mundial en IOC. Esos sistemas facilitarán la IOC de hipnóticos y opioides concomitantemente. La conclusión más importante, sin embargo, se refiere a la economía en la medida en que los fármacos utilizados en esas bombas no quedarán restrictos a solamente una empresa farmacéutica, como por ejemplo lo que ocurrió con el propofol. Hoy ya disponemos de equipos para la utilización de propofol y opioides en IOC, que aceptan cualquier presentación farmacéutica con la ventaja de poder alterar la concentración del fármaco en la jeringuilla de acuerdo con la dilución que se desee. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND DOBJECTIVES: Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) has seen several developments since it was first used. Since the synthesis of the first intravenous anesthetics, with the introduction of barbiturates (1921) and thiopental (1934), TIVA has evolved until the development of TIVA with tar [...] get-controlled infusion pumps (TCI). The first pharmacokinetic model for the use of TCI was described by Schwilden in 1981. From that moment on, it was demonstrated that it is possible to maintain the desired plasma concentration of a drug using an infusion pump managed by a computer. CONTENTS: The objective of this report was to describe the theoretical bases of TCI,

  6. 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

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    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.

  7. Infusion Extractor

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    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. Efeito alcalinizante de soluções eletrolíticas intravenosas com concentrações elevadas de lactato de sódio infundidas em bezerros sadios / Alkalinizing effect of intravenous electrolyte solutions with high sodium lactate concentrations infused in healthy calves

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

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de investigar o potencial alcalinizante de soluções eletrolíticas com concentrações elevadas de lactato de sódio em bezerros sadios, foram idealizadas seis soluções contendo 28, 56 e 84mEq/L de lactato (L28, L56 e L84) ou de bicarbonato (B28, B56 e B84), com concentrações de sódio, de [...] potássio e de cálcio semelhantes às da solução de Ringer com lactato (SRL). As soluções contendo bicarbonato de sódio foram utilizadas como padrão para comparação. Seis bezerros receberam, por via intravenosa, todas as seis soluções, uma a cada vez, com intervalo de quatro a cinco dias entre as infusões, 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 infusão, na metade do volume, ao término e duas horas e meia após o término da infusão. Determinaram-se concentração de proteína plasmática total, pH sanguíneo e urinário, pCO2, HCO3 -, BE, concentração plasmática e urinária de lactato L e concentrações séricas e urinárias de Na+, K+, Cl- e creatinina. A solução L28, idêntica à SRL, provocou discreto incremento da reserva alcalina e, consequentemente, produziu efeito alcalinizante insuficiente para a correção de estados de acidose metabólica. A solução L84, além de provar-se segura, provocou o maior aumento da reserva alcalina, equivalente à B84, e, assim, produziu efeito capaz de corrigir o grau moderado de acidose metabólica. 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.

  9. Insulin pump therapy

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    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...

  10. The Insulin Pump

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    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-...

  11. Infusion cisternography

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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. Incretins, insulin secretion and Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Vilsbøll, Tina; Holst, Jens Møller

    2004-01-01

    When glucose is taken orally, insulin secretion is stimulated much more than it is when glucose is infused intravenously so as to result in similar glucose concentrations. This effect, which is called the incretin effect and is estimated to be responsible for 50 to 70% of the insulin response to...... the genes encoding their receptors have been deleted. In patients with Type 2 diabetes, the incretin effect is either greatly impaired or absent, and it is assumed that this could contribute to the inability of these patients to adjust their insulin secretion to their needs. In studies of the...... mechanism of the impaired incretin effect in Type 2 diabetic patients, it has been found that the secretion of GIP is generally normal, whereas the secretion of GLP-1 is reduced, presumably as a consequence of the diabetic state. It might be of even greater importance that the effect of GLP-1 is preserved...

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

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    Ahlkvist, Linda; Omar, Bilal; Valeur, Anders; Fosgerau, Keld; Ahrén, 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 glucose±glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1). Islets were isolated to evaluate the insulin secretory response to glucose±GLP1 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

  16. Studies on insulin secretion and insulin resistance in non-insulin-dependent diabetes in young Indians

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    Patients with Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) have defects in insulin secretion and insulin action. In the discrete genetic syndrome of NIDDY (non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the young), the situation is less clear and these aspects is the subject of this thesis. This study included Indian pasients with three generation transmission of NIDDM via one parent. The insulin and C-peptide responses to oral and intravenous glucose in patients with NIDDY were studied. The insulin and glucose responses to non-glucose secretogogues glucagon, tolbutamide and arginine, in NIDDY were also investigated. The following aspects with regard to insulin resistance in NIDDY were examined: glucose and free fatty acid response to intravenous insulin administration, insulin binding to circulating erythrocytes and monocytes, 125I-insulin binding to the solubilized erythrocyte membrane receptor and 125I-insulin binding to fibroblasts in culture

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

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    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 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 a...

  18. Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin

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    ... site on the body, such as the abdomen. Infusion sets include a cannula—a needle or a small, soft tube—that the user ... like infusion sets without the long tubing. Like infusion sets, injection ... through the port with a needle and syringe or an insulin pen. The port ...

  19. 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.

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    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.

  20. Intravenous therapy

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    2004-01-01

    Intravenous administration of fluids, drugs, and nutrition is very common in hospitals. Although insertion of peripheral and central cannulae and subsequent intravenous therapy are usually well tolerated, complications that prolong hospitalisation, and in some cases cause death, can arise on occasions. Additionally, many cannulae are inserted unnecessarily. This article seeks to review this area and to outline good medical practice.

  1. The impact of calcineurin inhibitors on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion : a randomized crossover trial in uraemic patients

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    Ozbay, L A; MØller, N

    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 pulsatile insulin secretion were not significantly affected by the drugs. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, 8-10 days of treatment with cyclosporine and tacrolimus impairs insulin sensitivity to a similar degree in haemodialysis patients, while acute insulin responses and pulsatile insulin secretion remain unaffected.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  4. Half-life of exogenous growth hormone following suppression of endogenous growth hormone secretion with somatostatin in type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus.

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    Mullis, PE; Pal, BR; MATTHEWS, DR; Hindmarsh, PC; Phillips, PE; Dunger, DB

    1992-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To estimate the half-life of growth hormone in young adult patients with type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus following bolus injection and prolonged exposure for the purpose of deconvolution analysis of plasma growth hormone profiles to determine growth hormone secretory rates. DESIGN: In the bolus study, an intravenous bolus injection of 100 mU of biosynthetic human growth hormone was given while endogenous growth hormone was suppressed by a continuous infusion of somatos...

  5. 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

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    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)

  6. Lipid-induced insulin resistance is associated with an impaired skeletal muscle protein synthetic response to amino acid ingestion in healthy young men.

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    Stephens, Francis B; Chee, Carolyn; Wall, Benjamin T; Murton, Andrew J; Shannon, Chris E; van Loon, Luc J C; Tsintzas, Kostas

    2015-05-01

    The ability to maintain skeletal muscle mass appears to be impaired in insulin-resistant conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, that are characterized by muscle lipid accumulation. The current study investigated the effect of acutely increasing lipid availability on muscle protein synthesis. Seven healthy young male volunteers underwent a 7-h intravenous infusion of l-[ring-(2)H5]phenylalanine on two randomized occasions combined with 0.9% saline or 10% Intralipid at 100 mL/h. After a 4-h "basal" period, a 21-g bolus of amino acids was administered and a 3-h hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp was commenced ("fed" period). Muscle biopsy specimens were obtained from the vastus lateralis at 1.5, 4, and 7 h. Lipid infusion reduced fed whole-body glucose disposal by 20%. Furthermore, whereas the mixed muscle fractional synthetic rate increased from the basal to the fed period during saline infusion by 2.2-fold, no change occurred during lipid infusion, despite similar circulating insulin and leucine concentrations. This "anabolic resistance" to insulin and amino acids with lipid infusion was associated with a complete suppression of muscle 4E-BP1 phosphorylation. We propose that increased muscle lipid availability may contribute to anabolic resistance in insulin-resistant conditions by impairing translation initiation. PMID:25524913

  7. High heritability and genetic correlation of intravenous glucose- and tolbutamide-induced insulin secretion among non-diabetic family members of type 2 diabetic patients

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    Gjesing, Anette Marianne Prior; Hornbak, Malene; Allin, Kristine H.; Ekstrøm, Claus Thorn; Urhammer, Søren A.; Eiberg, Hans; Pedersen, Oluf; Hansen, Torben

    2014-01-01

    Aims/hypothesis: The aim of this study was to estimate the heritability of quantitative measures of glucose regulation obtained from a tolbutamide-modified frequently sampled IVGTT (t-FSIGT) and to correlate the heritability of the glucose-stimulated beta cell response to the tolbutamide-induced beta cell response. In addition, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) having an exclusive effect on either glucose- or tolbutamide-stimulated insulin release were identified. Methods: Two hundred and e...

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

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    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.

  9. 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

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    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)

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

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    Jørgensen, J O; Møller, 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...

  11. 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

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    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)

  12. 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

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    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)

  13. [Intravenous terbutaline in children

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    Piva, J P; Amantéa, S L; Zambonato, S; Maia, T R; Rosso, A; Giugno, K

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The authors describe their experience with theuse of intravenous Beta2 adrenergic (IV terbutaline) in patientsadmitted to a PICU with severe lower airway obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of all admissions to a PICU was conducted in Santo Antonio Hospital in Porto Alegre (Brazil) during the winter of 1995. The files ofall the patients that were treated with intravenous Beta2 adrenergicas a bronchodilator were selected. The analysis included lengthof use, initial doses, maximal doses, associated phenomena,arterial blood gases and plasma level of potassium. RESULTS: During the three months of study 367 patients wereadmitted to the PICU and 38 (10.3%) used IV terbutaline. Thisgroup of patients had a mean age of 13.8-/+12.2 months old andused IV terbutaline for a mean length of 7.24-/+3.6 days. Theinitial rate of infusion was 0.55-/+0.25 mcg/kg/min with a meantherapeutic dose of 2.45-/+1.18 mcg/kg/min. Twelve patients(31.5%) had increase in their heart rate (over 180 bpm) thatprevented increases in the infusion rate. However this was atemporary effect. The patients under 12 months of age startedwith low infusion rates (0.45-/+0.22 mcg/kg/min), when comparedto children over 1 year old (0.57-/+0.3 mcg/kg/min), p <0.01. No patient developed pathologic heart rate attributed to the drug. The serum levels of potassium decreased significantly (p <0.01) only in the group of patients under 1 year (4.1-/+0.7 to 3.47-/+0.52 mEq/L), but this difference had no clinical relevance. COMMENTS: In view of these results the authors showed that the infusion of IV terbutaline in children is safe and presents alow risk if the criteria of administration and monitoring are followed. In this manner, IV terbutaline is an excellent therapeuticoption for children with severe lower airway obstruction andno response to the conventional treatment. PMID:14685585

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

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    Birkebæk, Niels; Kristensen, Lene Juel

    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 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 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 diabetes-related symptoms and worry, less problems in communicating diabetes, and better generic functioning compared with those on MDI. Children and adolescents on CSII for more than one year reported less diabetes-related symptoms, but more treatment problems, and better generic functioning in all subscales except social functioning compared with those on MDI for more than one year. Comparing those on CSII and MDI for less than one year, no differences in HRQoL ratings were found, apart from better rating of treatment barriers in the MDI group. CONCLUSIONS: This Danish national study on HRQoL in children and adolescents on CSII or MDI showed better HRQoL in children and adolescents on long time CSII, particularly concerning generic HRQoL.

  15. Effect of IL-6 on the insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes

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    Harder-Lauridsen, Nina Majlund; Krogh-Madsen, R

    2014-01-01

    Elevated interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels are associated with type 2 diabetes, but its role in glucose metabolism is controversial. We investigated the effect of IL-6 on insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetes patients and hypothesized that an acute, moderate IL-6 elevation would increase the insulin-mediated glucose uptake. Men with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin [n = 9, age 54.9 ± 9.7 (mean ± SD) yr, body mass index 34.8 ± 6.1 kg/m(2), HbA1c 7.0 ± 1.0%] received continuous intravenous infusion with either recombinant human IL-6 (rhIL-6) or placebo. After 1 h with placebo or rhIL-6, a 3-h hyperinsulinemic-isoglycemic clamp was initiated. Whole body glucose metabolism was measured using stable isotope-labeled tracers. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) phosphorylation and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) expression were measured in muscle biopsies. Whole body energy expenditure was measured using indirect calorimetry. In response to the infusion of rhIL-6, circulating levels of IL-6 (P < 0.001), neutrophils (P < 0.001), and cortisol (P < 0.001) increased while lymphocytes decreased (P < 0.01). However, IL-6 infusion did not change glucose infusion rate, rate of appearance, or rate of disappearance during the clamp. While IL-6 enhanced phosphorylation of STAT3 in skeletal muscle (P = 0.041), the expression of SOCS3 remained unchanged. Whole body oxygen uptake (P < 0.01) and expired carbon dioxide (P < 0.01) increased during rhIL-6 infusion. In summary, although IL-6 induced local and systemic responses, the insulin-stimulated glucose uptake was not affected. While different contributing factors may be involved, our results are in contrast to our hypothesis and previous findings in young, healthy men.

  16. Increased Insulin mRNA Binding Protein-3 Expression Correlates with Vascular Enhancement of Renal Cell Carcinoma by Intravenous Contrast-CT and is Associated with Bone Metastasis

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    Xie, Chao; Li, Yaying; Li, Qingqing; Chen, Yu; Yao, Jorge; Yin, Guoyong; Bi, Qing; O’Keefe, Regis J.; Schwarz, Edward M.; Tyler, Wakenda

    2015-01-01

    Purpose To: 1) assess the correlation between CT vascularity and a candidate molecular marker of RCC metastasis (insulin-like mRNA binding protein-3 (IMP3)); and 2) demonstrate the differential expression of IMP3 in high vs. low vascular tumors. Experimental Design Retrospectively obtained contrast CT from 72 patients with primary RCC were used to establish threshold values for Low, Intermediate and High tumor vascularity. Paired histopathology specimens from 33 of these patients were used for immunohistochemistry (IHC) to correlate CT with IMP-3 expression. IMP-3 gene expression studies were performed on RCC and poorly vascular prostate cancer (PC) human bone metastases samples to confirm presence of IMP3 in metastatic samples from RCC. Gene expression studies were performed on RCC 786-O and PC3 cell lines to confirm the presence of high expression of IMP3 in the RCC cell line. Results IMP-3 expression positively correlated with CT vascular enhancement (pRCC, but weak in PC bone metastases. Real time RT-PCR demonstrated a significant 4-fold increase in imp-3 expression in RCC 786-O vs. PC3 cells in vitro (pRCC vascularity, which correlates with IMP-3 expression. In situ and cell line studies demonstrate an association between high IMP-3 expression and RCC bone metastasis. Studies aimed at defining the diagnostic potential of biomarkers for RCC bone metastasis, and functional significance of IMP-3 in RCC vascularity and tumor progression are warranted. PMID:26478857

  17. Continuous subcutaneous infusion of glucagon-like peptide 1 lowers plasma glucose and reduces appetite in type 2 diabetic patients.

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    Toft-Nielsen, M B; Madsbad, Sten

    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 sought to evaluate the effect of infusion of GLP-1 for 48 h in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We infused GLP-1 (2.4 pmol.kg-1.min-1) or saline subcutaneously for 48 h in randomized order in six patients with type 2 diabetes to evaluate the effect on appetite during fixed energy intake and on plasma glucose, insulin, glucagon, postprandial lipidemia, blood pressure, heart rate, and basal metabolic rate. RESULTS: The infusion resulted in elevations of the plasma concentrations of intact GLP-1 similar to those observed after intravenous infusion of 1.2 pmol.kg-1.min-1, 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 fullness was unaffected. No side effects during GLP-1 infusion were recorded except for a brief cutaneous reaction. Basal metabolic rate and heart rate did not change significantly during GLP-1 administration. Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure tended to be lower during the GLP-1 infusion. CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that 48-h continuous subcutaneous infusion of GLP-1 in type 2 diabetic patients 1) lowers fasting as well as meal-related plasma glucose, 2) reduces appetite, 3) has no gastrointestinal side effects, and 4) has no negative effect on blood pressure.

  18. 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

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

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    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...

  19. Krypton 81m infusion studies. Chapter 18

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    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)

  20. Lipid mobilization in subcutaneous adipose tissue during exercise in lean and obese humans. Roles of insulin and natriuretic peptides

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    Koppo, Katrien; Larrouy, Dominique; Marques, Marie A; Berlan, Michel; Bajzova, Magda; Polak, Jan; Van de Voorde, Johan; Bülow, Jens; Lafontan, Max; Crampes, François; Langin, Dominique; Stich, Vladimir; de Glisezinski, Isabelle

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    exercise bout at 50% of their peak oxygen uptake on two occasions: during intravenous infusion of octreotide (a somatostatin analog) or physiological saline (control condition). Lipolysis in SCAT was evaluated using in situ microdialysis. One microdialysis probe was perfused with the adrenergic blockers...... phentolamine and propranolol while another probe was perfused with the phosphodiesterase and adenosine receptor inhibitor aminophylline. Compared with the control condition, infusion of octreotide reduced plasma insulin levels in lean (from approximately 3.5 to 0.5 microU/ml) and in obese (from approximately 9...... to 2 microU/ml), blunted the exercise-induced rise in plasma GH and epinephrine levels in both groups, and enhanced the exercise-induced natriuretic peptide (NP) levels in lean but not in obese subjects. In both groups, octreotide infusion resulted in higher exercise-induced increases in dialysate...

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

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    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

  2. The effect of glucagon on infusion cholangiography

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    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)

  3. Effect of insulin catheter wear-time on subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow and insulin absorption in humans

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    Clausen, Trine Schnedler; Kaastrup, Peter; Stallknecht, Bente

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Insertion of an insulin catheter for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion into the subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) causes a tissue trauma that may have consequences for insulin absorption. We evaluated the importance of insulin catheter wear-time on subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow (ATBF) and absorption of the rapid-acting insulin analog insulin aspart over a period of 4 days. METHODS: Teflon insulin catheters (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) were inserted into the abdominal ...

  4. Effect of intravenous infusion of a soybean oil emulsion on plasma concentration of 15-Keto-13, 14-dihydro-prostaglandin F2? and ovarian function in cycling Holstein heifers

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    Feeding of rumen-inert linoleic acid (dietary PGF2? 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

  5. Avaliação da efetividade e segurança do protocolo de infusão de insulina de Yale para o controle glicêmico intensivo Assessment of effectiveness and safety of Yale insulin infusion protocol in a brazilian medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit

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    José Roberto Carvalho Diener

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O controle glicêmico intensivo ocupa lugar de destaque no manuseio dos pacientes críticos. O objetivo desde estudo foi avaliar a efetividade e a segurança do protocolo de insulinoterapia por via venosa de Yale nos pacientes críticos internados em unidade de terapia intensiva geral em hospital comunitário. MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo retrospectivo e comparativo entre 2 coortes de pacientes críticos, antes e após a implantação do controle glicêmico intensivo. Os desfechos de interesse do estudo foram glicemia média durante o tratamento, tempo para atingir a faixa alvo de 80 a 140 mg/dL, percentual de glicemia dentro desta faixa e incidência de hipoglicemia. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 112 pacientes, divididos em dois grupos. Sessenta pacientes constituíram o grupo controle (GC e 52 o grupo protocolo (GP. A glicemia média no GP foi de 131,2 ± 14,7 mg/dL versus 181,7 ± 36,1 mg/dL no GC. Os pacientes no GP alcançaram a faixa alvo mais rápido [mediana 7h (4 - 10h versus mediana 96h (46 - 278h] no GC. O percentual de glicemia dentro da faixa-alvo foi de 65% no GP e de 32% no GC. Não houve diferença estatística significativa na incidência de hipoglicemia grave; 4 pacientes no GP versus 2 pacientes no GC. CONCLUSÕES: O protocolo de insulinoterapia por via venosa contínua de Yale, mostrou-se efetivo e seguro para o manuseio do controle glicêmico em unidade de terapia intensiva que atende pacientes clínicos e cirúrgicos.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Actually tight glycemic control is a major concern in critical care. The objective of this study was to evaluate effectiveness and safety of Yale insulin infusion protocol in a Brazilian medical and surgical intensive care unit. METHODS: Retrospective, before-after cohort study. Selected end-points were mean blood glucose levels, time-to-reach target range of 80 - 140 mg/dL, and percent of blood glucose in target range and hypoglycemia incidence. RESULTS: Were studied 112 patients: 60 in control group (CG and 52 in protocol group (PG. Bedside blood glucose was measured 5392 times for a mean value of 131.2 ± 14.7 mg/dL in the PG versus 2485 times for a mean value of 181.7 ± 36.1 mg/dL in the CG. Blood glucose values were in the target range 65% and 32% of the times, respectively for PG and CG groups (p < 0.001. The median time to reach glucose target range was 7 h (range 4 -10 h for PG and 96 hr (range 46 - 278 h for CG (p < 0.001. Incidence of severe hypoglycemia did not reach difference statistically significant: 4 patients in PG versus 2 patients in CG. CONCLUSIONS: Yale insulin infusion protocol was effective and safe to improve blood glucose control in a Brazilian medical and surgical intensive care unit.

  6. Development of insulin delivery systems.

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    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

  7. Subcutaneous absorption of insulin in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Influence of species, physico-chemical properties of insulin and physiological factors.

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    Hildebrandt, P

    1991-08-01

    One major problem encountered when treating diabetic patients with insulin is the very large inter- and intra-individual variability in subcutaneous insulin absorption, a major contributory factor in the variability of the blood glucose level. Thus, to optimize insulin treatment the factors influencing the absorption have to be known and possibly utilized. The different types of insulin ("short-acting", "intermediate-acting" and "long-acting") have different times of action. "Short-acting" and "intermediate-acting" human insulin are probably absorbed slightly faster than porcine (and bovine) insulin. "Long-acting" human insulin is absorbed significantly faster than bovine insulin. More concentrated "short-acting" insulin (100 IU/ml) is absorbed slightly slower than less concentrated insulins (40 IU/ml). The absorption of "intermediate-acting" and "long-acting" insulin is dose-dependent, with a decreasing absorption rate with increasing dose of insulin. Insulin is administered subcutaneously either by injection or by using an infusion pump. The injection technique influences the absorption rate. Giving a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion as a basal rate infusion, a depot is built-up. The building-up and the size of the depot, as well as the blood glucose and plasma insulin levels during steady-state conditions, are independent of the pulse-rate interval of the pump used (5 min vs 1 h). The size of the steady-state depot is constant during constant conditions but inversely correlated to the local subcutaneous blood flow and directly correlated to the infusion rate. An increase or decrease in the infusion rate during a basal rate infusion will after a delay of 2-3 h induce corresponding changes in the insulin absorption rate from the depot. After termination of the infusion, the insulin depot will still provide some insulin supply for 2-3 h. During the continuous infusion, the pharmacokinetics of the superimposed preprandial boluses will resemble injections of soluble insulin. The inter- and intra-individual variability in the insulin absorption, even when giving the same type, species, concentration and dose of insulin, is presumably primarily due to different and changing diffusion conditions in the subcutaneous tissue. Some factors which influence the diffusion conditions include exercise, local massage and, especially, local subcutaneous blood flow. Alterations in the blood flow induce, with a hyperbolic relationship, changes in the same direction in the absorption rate of injected and infused "short-acting" insulin and of injected "intermediate-acting" insulin. Several factors have been shown to influence both subcutaneous blood flow and insulin absorption, e.g. injection site, skinfold thickness, smoking, orthostatic changes, ketosis and ambient temperature.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:1914533

  8. Effects of fetal insulin deficiency on growth in fetal lambs.

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    Philipps, A F; Rosenkrantz, T S; Clark, R M; Knox, I; Chaffin, D G; Raye, J R

    1991-01-01

    Insulin may be an important regulator of growth in late fetal life. To assess the importance of endogenous insulin release in regulation of normal fetal growth, eight fetal lamb pairs were given either an intravenous injection of streptozocin (STZ), a nitrosourea that selectively damages pancreatic beta-cells, or buffer infusion (controls). In six preparations, twins were used, and in two cases, triplets, thus allowing for comparison between treated and control fetuses residing in the same intrauterine environment. Fetal STZ injection was associated with relative fetal hyperglycemia, hypoinsulinemia, and a decrease in the fetal plasma insulin-glucose ratio. Fetal lambs exposed to STZ also developed a mild nonprogressive metabolic acidosis compared with controls. Fetal body weight was depressed by 21% overall, the magnitude of reduction related to length of time in utero after STZ injection. Similar reductions in organ weights (liver, heart, and kidney) were also observed in STZ-administered fetuses compared with controls. Protein accretion in carcass, liver, and kidney after STZ was also depressed, but no significant changes in fetal lipid accretion were observed. Skeletal growth, as measured by tail and tibial lengths, was also depressed after STZ but to a lesser extent than body weight or protein accretion. Thus, in a stable maternal environment, isolated fetal insulin deficiency is associated with significant retardation of somatic and skeletal growth and protein deposition. PMID:1826665

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

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

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    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...

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

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

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    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...

  11. Insulin dose response studies in severely insulin resistant type 2 diabetes - evidence for effectiveness of very high insulin doses

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    Opstrup, Ulla Kampmann; Hoeyem, P

    2011-01-01

    Aim: To combat diabetic complications strict glycaemic control is desirable in type 2 diabetes, but some patients are severely insulin resistant and it is not known whether high doses of insulin are effective. This study was designed to determine the acute dose response effects of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes and severe insulin resistance. Materials and Methods: We included 8 insulin resistant (mean insulin dose: 186 IU/d. BMI: 35) subjects with type 2 diabetes in a single-blinded, randomised crossover study. Each subject was studied on two occasions. On each occasion subjects underwent two 3-h hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamps. The subjects were randomised to two low-dose insulin infusions (0.5 and 1.5 mU/kg/min in random order) on one occasion and to two high-dose insulin infusions (3.0 and 5.0 mU/kg/min in random order) on another occasion. Results: On all occasions steady state glucose infusion rates (GIR) were accomplished and we observed a clear dose response relation with GIR values of 0.4 ±0.2 (SE), 2.6 ±0.6, 3.7 ±0.8, and 4.9 ±0.9 mg/kg/min during the 0.5, 1.5, 3.0, and 5.0 mU/kg/min insulin infusions, respectively(P 800 IU/d, suggesting effectiveness of very high insulin doses in severely insulin resistant subjects.

  12. Acute hepatitis after amiodarone infusion.

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    Fonseca, Paulo; Dias, Adelaide; Gonçalves, Helena; Albuquerque, Aníbal; Gama, Vasco

    2015-10-16

    Acute hepatitis is a very rare, but potentially fatal, adverse effect of intravenous amiodarone. We present a case of an 88-year-old man with history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severely depressed left ventricular function that was admitted to our coronary care unit with diagnosis of decompensated heart failure and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. A few hours after the beginning of intravenous amiodarone he developed an acute hepatitis. There was a completely recovery within the next days after amiodarone withdrawn and other causes of acute hepatitis have been ruled out. This case highlights the need for close monitoring of hepatic function during amiodarone infusion in order to identify any potential hepatotoxicity and prevent a fatal outcome. Oral amiodarone is, apparently, a safe option in these patients. PMID:26488027

  13. Acute hepatitis after amiodarone infusion

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    Fonseca, Paulo; Dias, Adelaide; Gonçalves, Helena; Albuquerque, Aníbal; Gama, Vasco

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    Acute hepatitis is a very rare, but potentially fatal, adverse effect of intravenous amiodarone. We present a case of an 88-year-old man with history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severely depressed left ventricular function that was admitted to our coronary care unit with diagnosis of decompensated heart failure and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. A few hours after the beginning of intravenous amiodarone he developed an acute hepatitis. There was a completely recovery within the next days after amiodarone withdrawn and other causes of acute hepatitis have been ruled out. This case highlights the need for close monitoring of hepatic function during amiodarone infusion in order to identify any potential hepatotoxicity and prevent a fatal outcome. Oral amiodarone is, apparently, a safe option in these patients. PMID:26488027

  14. 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

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    Adriano Bonfim Carregaro

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    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.

  15. Insulin secretion, insulin action, and hepatic glucose production in identical twins discordant for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

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    Vaag, A; Henriksen, J E; Madsbad, S; Holm, N.; Beck-Nielsen, H.

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    12 identical twin pairs discordant for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) were studied for insulin sensitivity (euglycemic insulin clamp, 40 mU/m2 per min), hepatic glucose production (HGP, [3-3H]glucose infusion), and insulin secretion (oral glucose tolerance test and hyperglycemic [12 mM] clamp, including glucagon administration). Five of the nondiabetic twins had normal and seven had impaired glucose tolerance. 13 matched, healthy subjects without a family history of diabetes ...

  16. Effect of potassium and hypomagnesemia on insulin in the bovine

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    Lentz, D.E.; Madsen, F.C.; Miller, J.K.; Hansard, S.L.

    1976-01-01

    Grass tetany in cattle has been associated with the consumption of early spring forages high in potassium (K) and low in magnesium (Mg). Alterations in serum Mg and K may affect intermediary carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in hypoglycemia and ketosis that often accompany grass tetany. We investigated these interrelationships by infusing potassium chloride (KCl) intravenously in normal (plasma Mg greater than 2.1 mg/100 ml) and Mg-deficient (plasma Mg less than .7 mg/100 ml) 9-month-old Holstein bull calves and intraruminally into nonpregnant, nonlactating Holstein cows. Plasma levels of both K and immunoreactive insulin (IRI) were elevated (P less than .01) by 1.14, 2, and 3 percent KCl (51, 64, and 135 mg K/kg) in calves and by 550 g KCl (440 mg K/kg body weight) in cows. Plasma K was lower (P less than .01) and IRI higher (P less than .01) in Mg-deficient calves than in normal calves during 2 percent KCl infusion. These results suggest that prolonged elevation of K and insulin in ruminants could lead to a series of metabolic disturbances that may play an important role in the etiology of grass tetany.

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

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    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

  18. 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

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    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

  19. Avaliação da efetividade e segurança do protocolo de infusão de insulina de Yale para o controle glicêmico intensivo / Assessment of effectiveness and safety of Yale insulin infusion protocol in a brazilian medical and surgical Intensive Care Unit

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    José Roberto Carvalho, Diener; Carlos Eduardo Elias dos, Prazeres; Cilmar Mello da, Rosa; Urubatan Collaço, Alberton.

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O controle glicêmico intensivo ocupa lugar de destaque no manuseio dos pacientes críticos. O objetivo desde estudo foi avaliar a efetividade e a segurança do protocolo de insulinoterapia por via venosa de Yale nos pacientes críticos internados em unidade de terapia intensi [...] va geral em hospital comunitário. MÉTODO: Foi realizado um estudo retrospectivo e comparativo entre 2 coortes de pacientes críticos, antes e após a implantação do controle glicêmico intensivo. Os desfechos de interesse do estudo foram glicemia média durante o tratamento, tempo para atingir a faixa alvo de 80 a 140 mg/dL, percentual de glicemia dentro desta faixa e incidência de hipoglicemia. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 112 pacientes, divididos em dois grupos. Sessenta pacientes constituíram o grupo controle (GC) e 52 o grupo protocolo (GP). A glicemia média no GP foi de 131,2 ± 14,7 mg/dL versus 181,7 ± 36,1 mg/dL no GC. Os pacientes no GP alcançaram a faixa alvo mais rápido [mediana 7h (4 - 10h) versus mediana 96h (46 - 278h)] no GC. O percentual de glicemia dentro da faixa-alvo foi de 65% no GP e de 32% no GC. Não houve diferença estatística significativa na incidência de hipoglicemia grave; 4 pacientes no GP versus 2 pacientes no GC. CONCLUSÕES: O protocolo de insulinoterapia por via venosa contínua de Yale, mostrou-se efetivo e seguro para o manuseio do controle glicêmico em unidade de terapia intensiva que atende pacientes clínicos e cirúrgicos. Abstract in english BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Actually tight glycemic control is a major concern in critical care. The objective of this study was to evaluate effectiveness and safety of Yale insulin infusion protocol in a Brazilian medical and surgical intensive care unit. METHODS: Retrospective, before-after cohort [...] study. Selected end-points were mean blood glucose levels, time-to-reach target range of 80 - 140 mg/dL, and percent of blood glucose in target range and hypoglycemia incidence. RESULTS: Were studied 112 patients: 60 in control group (CG) and 52 in protocol group (PG). Bedside blood glucose was measured 5392 times for a mean value of 131.2 ± 14.7 mg/dL in the PG versus 2485 times for a mean value of 181.7 ± 36.1 mg/dL in the CG. Blood glucose values were in the target range 65% and 32% of the times, respectively for PG and CG groups (p

  20. Adverse Reaction Following Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients

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    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.

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

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    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 (39.9±15.6 min; range 20-105 min) than for the group 1 patients (99.5±30.3 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.)

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

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    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

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

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    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....

  4. Vascular insulin response is preserved in non-diabetic patients with coronary artery disease, despite endothelial dysfunction

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    Ihlemann, Nikolaj; Rask-Madsen, Christian; Køber, Lars; Torp-Pedersen, Christian

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND--Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are often insulin resistant, a state that predisposes to increased atherosclerosis. Recently, it was suggested that a "vascular insulin resistance" could explain this association, causing endothelial dysfunction and hence atherosclerosis. We...... nitroprusside (SNP) elicited endothelium-dependent and -independent vasodilation and were repeated during intra-arterial insulin infusion. RESULTS--Patients were insulin resistant as determined by HOMA index. Insulin infusion resulted in high physiological levels of insulin in the forearm without systemic...

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

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    Sakul, H.; Cardon, L. [Sequana Therapeutics, Inc., La Jolla, CA (United States); Pratley, R. [National Inst. of Health, Phoenix, AZ (United States)] [and others

    1997-03-01

    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 familiarity in nondiabetic Pima Indians with a maximum-likelihood method. Percentage body fat (PFAT) was highly familial (h{sup 2} = .76), whereas waist/thigh circumference ratio (W/T ratio) was not significantly familial after controlling for PFAT (h{sup 2} = .16). AIR was also highly familial (h{sup 2} = .80 at 10 min), even after controlling for PFAT and insulin action (h{sup 2} = .70). Insulin action at physiologic plasma insulin concentrations was familial (h{sup 2} = .61) but less so after controlling for PFAT and W/T ratio (h{sup 2} = .38). At maximally stimulating insulin concentrations, insulin action was familial (h{sup 2} = .45) and was less influenced by controlling for PFAT and W/T ratio (h{sup 2} = .49). We conclude that in Pima Indians (1) PFAT and AIR are highly familial traits, (2) central distribution of fat is not a familial trait when controlled for PFAT, (3) 38%-49% of the variance in insulin action, independent of the effect of obesity, is familial, and (4) PFAT, AIR, and insulin action are useful traits to study genetic susceptibility to NIDDM. Because genetic parameter estimates are applicable only to the populations from which they were estimated, it is important to determine whether these estimates of familiarities in Pima Indians can be confirmed in other populations before the utility of these traits in searching for NIDDM susceptibility genes in those populations can be fully advocated. 31 refs., 3 tabs.

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

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    A.E., Hirata; I.S., Andrade; P., Vaskevicius; M.S., Dolnikoff.

    1997-05-01

    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 intraven [...] ous 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

  7. Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for secondary recurrent miscarriage

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    Christiansen, Ole Bjarne; Larsen, Elisabeth Clare; Egerup, P; Lunøe, Anne Louise; Egestad, Lisbeth; Nielsen, Henriette Svarre

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    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 centre for recurrent miscarriage in Copenhagen, Denmark. POPULATION: A group of 82 women with unexplained secondary recurrent miscarriage and at least four miscarriages. METHODS: Women were randomly assign...

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

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

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    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

  9. Insulin therapies: Current and future trends at dawn

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    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.

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

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    Lucy D Mastrandrea

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    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...

  11. A Death Associated with Possible Propofol Infusion Syndrome

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    Agrawal, Nikhil; Rao, Sudhakar; Nair, Roshan

    2012-01-01

    Propofol, an intravenously administered, centrally acting sedative/hypnotic, is a popular medication for anesthesia and sedation due to rapid onset, controllability and short recovery time. Prolonged propofol infusions, (>48 h) with elevated doses (>67 mcg/kg/min) may result in a rare but fatal condition known as the Propofol Related Infusion Syndrome (PRIS). This is a case of severe metabolic acidosis and refractory hyperkalemia in a 53 year old female with polytrauma on a continuous propofo...

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

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    Han, P.; 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.

  13. Inappropriate glucagon response after oral compared with isoglycemic intravenous glucose administration in patients with type 1 diabetes

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    Hare, Kristine J; Vilsbøll, Tina; Holst, Jens Juul; Knop, Filip K

    2010-01-01

    Hyperglucagonemia following oral glucose ingestion in patients with type 1 diabetes (and type 2 diabetes) has been claimed to result from impaired intraislet insulin inhibition of glucagon. We looked at plasma glucagon responses to the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and isoglycemic intravenous...... the inappropriate glucagon response to glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes occurs as a consequence of the oral administration way, suggesting a role of the gastrointestinal tract, possibly via glucagonotropic signaling from gut hormones (e.g., glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide), in...... glucose infusion (IIGI) in patients with type 1 diabetes. Nine patients without residual beta-cell function [age: 25 +/- 9 yr; body mass index (BMI): 24 +/- 2 kg/m(2); fasting plasma glucose (FPG): 9.5 +/- 2.1 mM; Hb A(1c): 8.4 +/- 1.2% (mean +/- SD)] and eight healthy subjects (age: 28 +/- 5 yr; BMI: 24...

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

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    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...

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

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    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

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

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    Storgaard, Heidi; Jensen, Christine B; Björnholm, 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...

  17. Acute pain induces insulin resistance in humans

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

    2001-01-01

    Background: Painful trauma results in a disturbed metabolic state with impaired insulin sensitivity, which is related to the magnitude of the trauma. The authors explored whether pain per se influences hepatic and extrahepatic actions of insulin. Methods: Ten healthy male volunteers underwent two 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 a...

  18. Optical detection of intravenous infiltration

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    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.

  19. Ovarian tumors secreting insulin.

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    Battocchio, Marialberta; Zatelli, Maria Chiara; Chiarelli, Silvia; Trento, Mariangela; Ambrosio, Maria Rosaria; Pasquali, Claudio; De Carlo, Eugenio; Dassie, Francesca; Mioni, Roberto; Rebellato, Andrea; Fallo, Francesco; Degli Uberti, Ettore; Martini, Chiara; Vettor, Roberto; Maffei, Pietro

    2015-08-01

    Combined ovarian germ cell and neuroendocrine tumors are rare. Only few cases of hyperinsulinism due to ovarian ectopic secretion have been hypothesized in the literature. An ovarian tumor was diagnosed in a 76-year-old woman, referred to our department for recurrent hypoglycemia with hyperinsulinism. In vivo tests, in particular fasting test, rapid calcium infusion test, and Octreotide test were performed. Ectopic hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia was demonstrated in vivo and hypoglycemia disappeared after hysteroadnexectomy. Histological exam revealed an ovarian germ cell tumor with neuroendocrine and Yolk sac differentiation, while immunostaining showed insulin positivity in neuroendocrine cells. A cell culture was obtained by tumoral cells, testing Everolimus, and Pasireotide. Insulin was detected in cell culture medium and Everolimus and Pasireotide demonstrated their potentiality in reducing insulin secretion, more than controlling cell viability. Nine cases of hyperinsulinism due to ovarian ectopic secretion reported in literature have been reviewed. These data confirm the ovarian tissue potentiality to induce hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemic syndrome after neoplastic transformation. PMID:25896552

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

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    Rodolfo Delfini Cançado

    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.

  1. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for head and neck carcinomas

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    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)

  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

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    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. Insulin Test

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    ... especially as a result of taking non-human (animal or synthetic) insulin, these can interfere with insulin testing. In this case, a C-peptide may be performed as an alternative way to evaluate insulin production. Note also that ...

  4. Microvascular Recruitment in Insulin Resistance

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    Sjøberg, Kim Anker

    resonating sound from the microbubbles in the systemic circulation were recorded for determination of microvascular recruitment in designated muscle segments. Results showed that microvascular recruitment increased with insulin stimulation by ~30% in rats and ~40% in humans (study I). Furthermore, it was...... action in the microvasculature and restored normal microvascular function by increasing the microvascular recruitment similar to in control animals. This effect of GLP-1 on microvascular recruitment was associated with a restoration of both whole body insulin sensitivity and muscle glucose uptake when co......-infused with insulin in the 5 days but not in the 8 week high fat diet intervention. Thus, like insulin, GLP-1 increased microvascular recruitment but unlike insulin no direct effect on muscle glucose uptake of GLP-1 was observed....

  5. Insulin dysregulation.

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    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. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    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...

  7. Current use of intraosseous infusion in Danish emergency departments

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    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...

  8. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    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...

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

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    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).

  10. Intravenous human immunoglobulin for treatment of folliculitis decalvans.

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    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

  11. Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy

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    Tuchmann, A.; Schüller, 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 ...

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

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    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

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

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    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)

  14. [Terminology concerning intravenous ports].

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    M?ynarski, Rafa?; K?osi?ska, Katarzyna; Cichost?pski, Dariusz; Dilling, Monika; Domke, Beata; Duraj, Marian; Fenikowski, Dariusz; Fuss, Julia; Góraj, 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

  15. 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

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    Bull Eva M; Alm-Kruse Kristin; Laake Jon H

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  16. Clinical and economic evidence for intravenous acetaminophen.

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    Yeh, Yu-Chen; Reddy, Prabashni

    2012-06-01

    Intravenous acetaminophen received United States Food and Drug Administration approval in November 2010 for the management of mild-to-moderate pain, management of moderate-to-severe pain with adjunctive opioid analgesics, and reduction of fever. Although intravenous acetaminophen generally improved pain relief and demonstrated opioid-sparing effects compared with placebo, it did not consistently reduce the frequency of opioid-related adverse events (e.g., postoperative nausea and vomiting). The safety and efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen as an antipyretic agent have been documented in adults and children; however, its cost is several-fold higher than that of the oral and rectal formulations. Although use of intravenous acetaminophen has reduced other postoperative resource utilization (e.g., hospital length of stay) in some studies outside the United States in patients undergoing abdominal surgery, a full economic evaluation in the United States has yet to be undertaken. In addition, its administration time (15-min infusion) and packaging (glass, single-use vial) have the potential to adversely affect patient flow in the postanesthesia care unit, create burden on patient care units, and lead to drug waste. Furthermore, 1 g of intravenous acetaminophen is formulated in 100 ml of solution, which may be an issue for patients with fluid restrictions. Given the clinical and economic evidence currently available, intravenous acetaminophen should not replace oral or rectal acetaminophen, but its use may be considered in a limited number of patients who cannot receive drugs orally and rectally and who cannot tolerate other parenteral nonopioid analgesic or antipyretic agents. PMID:22570116

  17. 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

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    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

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    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...... glucose production during a hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamp. Furthermore, we examined rs560887 for association with impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), type 2 diabetes and components of the metabolic syndrome....

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

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    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).

  19. Continuous-infusion adriamycin

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    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

  20. General-purpose infusion pumps.

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    1998-01-01

    General-purpose infusion pumps deliver liquid medications to patients through intravenous or epidural routes at specified flows. They are most often used in hospitals and alternative care settings (e.g., physician' offices, patients' homes) when liquid medications need to be administered with greater accuracy or at higher flows than can be provided through a manually adjusted gravity administration set. In this Update of our February 1997 Evaluation of infusion pumps (Health Devices 26[2]), we tested 3 additional pumps from 3 suppliers. We also rated and ranked them in comparison with the 16 units from the February 1997 study that are still being produced. With a few exceptions, we tested the new pumps against the same criteria and using the same test methods as those in the previous Evaluation. However, for this Update, the focus of our findings has broadened: although we continue to place strong emphasis on the pumps' protection against gravity free-flow, we also give significant weight to their overall safety, performance, and human factors design. As a result, our ratings and rankings scheme has changed, affecting the rankings of some of the previously evaluated units. Of the 19 currently available units that have been evaluated to date, we rated 13 units Acceptable, with 5 of those units ranked above the other 8. A further 5 units were rated Conditionally Acceptable; we consider them Acceptable if they are used with the available free-flow protection. And 1 unit had performance problems that caused us to rate it Unacceptable (this unit has been recalled by its supplier; see the inset on page 162). As always, we caution readers not to base selection and purchasing decisions on our conclusions alone, but on a thorough understanding of the issues behind those conclusions, which can be gained by reading this Evaluation in its entirety and carefully reviewing the February 1997 issue. PMID:9595315

  1. Insulin: pancreatic secretion and adipocyte regulation.

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    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. In vivo 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, in vivo 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

  2. Peripheral intravenous line - infants

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    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 ...

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

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

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    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 ...

  4. Detecting viable hibernating myocardium in chronic coronary artery disease. A comparison of resting {sup 201}Tl single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), {sup 99m}Tc-methoxy-isobutyl isonitrile SPECT after nitrate administration, and {sup 201}Tl SPECT after {sup 201}Tl-glucose-insulin infusion

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    Toyama, Takuji; Hoshizaki, Hiroshi; Isobe, Naoki; Adachi, Hitoshi; Naito, Shigeto; Oshima, Shigeru; Taniguchi, Koichi [Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center, Maebashi (Japan)

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    To identify and quantify the amount of viable hibernating myocardium in patients with chronic coronary artery disease, resting {sup 201}Tl single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was compared with {sup 99m}Tc-methoxy-isobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) SPECT after nitrate infusion (nitrate-{sup 99m}Tc-MIBI) and {sup 201}Tl SPECT after {sup 201}Tl with glucose-insulin-potassium infusion ({sup 201}Tl-GIK) in 25 patients. Twenty-one patients also underwent completely left ventriculography beforehand and 5{+-}4 months afterwards. SPECT images were divided into 9 segments and scored visually from 0 (normal uptake) to 3 (absent). The defect score was calculated as the summation of the total scores (TDS) in each patient. The TDS of nitrate-{sup 99m}Tc-MIBI images (6.3{+-}4.3) and {sup 201}Tl-GIK images (5.8{+-}4.2) were significantly lower than the 7.4{+-}4.3 of resting {sup 201}Tl images (p<0.01). Based on the improvement of wall motion after coronary revascularization, the sensitivity of {sup 201}Tl-GIK imaging (85%) was significantly higher (p<0.05), and that of nitrate-{sup 99m}Tc-MIBI imaging (79%) also tended to be higher (p=0.08), than that of {sup 201}Tl imaging (62%) in detecting viable myocardium. The specificity of the 3 methods was almost the same. The nitrate-{sup 99m}Tc-MIBI and {sup 201}Tl-GIK methods were more useful than the resting {sup 201}Tl method for evaluating viable hibernating myocardium. Furthermore, the {sup 201}Tl-GIK method may provide a more accurate estimate of the amount of viable myocardium than the nitrate-{sup 99m}Tc-MIBI method. (author)

  5. Intravenous adenosine SPECT thallium imaging

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    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

  6. Disposition of intravenous radioactive acyclovir

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  9. Oral Insulin

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    Kalra Sanjay; Kalra Bharti; Agrawal Navneet

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Oral insulin is an exciting area of research and development in the field of diabetology. This brief review covers the various approaches used in the development of oral insulin, and highlights some of the recent data related to novel oral insulin preparation.

  10. Effect of oral antacids on disposition of intravenous enoxacin.

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    Nix, D E; Lebsack, M E; Chapelsky, M; Sedman, A J; Busch, J.; Norman, A.

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    The effect of an intensive aluminum-magnesium hydroxide antacid regimen (Maalox TC) on the disposition of intravenous enoxacin was studied in six male and six female volunteers. A single 400-mg dose of enoxacin was administered intravenously over 30 min on two occasions separated by a 1-week washout period. Thirty milliliters of Maalox TC was administered at -8, -2.5, -0.5, 1.5, 3.5, 5.5, 7.5, 9.5, 11.5, 13.5, and 15.5 h relative to the start of one enoxacin infusion. The enoxacin dose in whi...

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

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    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.

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

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    Simonsen, Lene; Enevoldsen, Lotte H; Stallknecht, Bente; Bülow, 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...

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

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    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...

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

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

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    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?mg·kg?1·h?1 (n=24, intervention group) or an equivalent volume of saline at th...

  15. Effect of insulin catheter wear-time on subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow and insulin absorption in humans

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    Clausen, Trine Schnedler; Kaastrup, Peter; Stallknecht, Bente

    2009-01-01

    .1 +/- 0.7 kg/m(2)) and connected to an insulin pump delivering a constant rate of isotonic saline for 4 days. Subjects participated in four study days (days 0, 1, 2, and 4) during which ATBF around the catheter tip was measured by (133)Xe clearance and absorption of an insulin aspart bolus (0.1 U/kg) was......BACKGROUND: Insertion of an insulin catheter for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion into the subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) causes a tissue trauma that may have consequences for insulin absorption. We evaluated the importance of insulin catheter wear-time on subcutaneous adipose tissue...... blood flow (ATBF) and absorption of the rapid-acting insulin analog insulin aspart over a period of 4 days. METHODS: Teflon insulin catheters (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) were inserted into the abdominal SAT of 10 healthy men without diabetes (mean +/- SEM age, 23.0 +/- 1.1 years; body mass index, 22...

  16. 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

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    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.

  17. Indices of insulin resistance in paediatric obesity

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    T. Chandrasekhar; M.M Suchitra; Alok Sachan; Aparna R. Bitla; Srinivasa Rao, P. V. L. N.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Paediatric obesity is associated with insulin resistance (IR), which increases risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamp and minimal-model analysis frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (FSIVGTT) are used to assess IR, which are invasive, complex and expensive. Objective: To assess IR using the derived indices namely, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMAIR), fasting...

  18. Pharmacokinetics of oral and intravenous melatonin in healthy volunteers

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

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    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...

  19. Clinical Evaluation of Repeated Propofol Total Intravenous Anesthesia in Dog

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    A.R. Mohamadnia; H. Shahbazkia; Akhlaghi, M.; M. Shahrokhi; L. Saberin

    2008-01-01

    This current study designed to evaluate any possible changes in required doses and other cardiopulmonary findings after repeated propofol total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) in dog. The study was conducted in 6 healthy sheepdogs, weight between 16.5 and 28 kg. Anaesthesia induced by 8 mg kg-1 of propofol and maintained by continuous propofol (0.3 mg/kg/min) infusion in saline solution. All dogs received three times of propofol anaesthesia with the same protocol in a cross over design. ...

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

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    Claudia Cristina Soares, Silva; Carlos Alberto Martins, Santos; Cristiano, Mostarda; Eduardo Moacyr, Krieger; Heno Ferreira, Lopes.

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    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, metabóli [...] ca 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. Abstract in spanish 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 (IL [...] H) 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. Abstract in english 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

  1. 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

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    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 compo

  2. Behaviour of homologous 125I fibrinogen after thrombin and ancrod infusion in rabbits

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    The behaviour of radioactively labelled fibrinogen after infusion of thrombin or ancrod is investigated. Common factors and differences in the behaviour of fibrinogen after infusion of these two enzymes, which act proteolytically on the fibrinogen, are dealt with. Rabbits received an i.v. injection of homologous 125I-fibrinogen 3 days before ancrod or thrombin infusion. On the day of the experiments, one group of animals received an ancrod infusion (1.5 U/kg body weight for 30 minutes), the other a thrombin infusion (600 U/kg body weight for 60 minutes). Intravenous ancrod and thrombin infusions lowered the fibrinogen level to 30% or 50% of the initial value due to intravascular coagulation. About 50% of the 125I fibrinogen was transformed after ancrod exposure into a non-coagulating fraction of fibrinogen derivatives which produces no fibrinolytic decomposition products. (orig./AJ)

  3. Biosimilar Insulins

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    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

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

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    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…

  5. Insulin and Metformin Regulate Circulating and Adipose Tissue Chemerin

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    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...

  6. Diurnal pattern of insulin requirements in insulin-dependent diabetics

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    Mathiesen, E R; Rubin, P

    1982-01-01

    A total of 35 experiments in which insulin-dependent diabetics were connected to an artificial beta cell (Biostator) for feedback control of blood glucose during at least 24 h, were evaluated. Only 14 experiments, however, were available for analysis, since interruptions of more than 45 min/24 h in feedback control due to clots in analyser tubing occurred in those remaining. In these 14 experiments the 24-h insulin-infusion pattern was analysed. Basal insulin requirements (BIR), (between 01.00 and 04.00 hours) was found to be 0.178 +/- 0.044 (SD) mU/kg X min. Insulin requirements increased in the early morning (04.00-07.00 hours) to 0.231 +/- 0.084 mU/kg X min (P less than 0.01). A significant correlation between BIR and 24-h insulin requirement was found (r = 0.53, P less than 0.05). Insulin requirements per kJ following breakfast were higher than after lunch, 0.57 +/- 0.20 muU/kg X min X kJ versus 0.41 +/- 0.29 muU/kg X min X kJ (P less than 0.05).

  7. Continuous morphine infusion for end-stage lung cancer patients

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    KIM, YOUNG HAK; Okuda, Chiyuki; SAKAMORI, YUICHI; Masago, Katsuhiro; Togashi, Yosuke; Mishima, Michiaki

    2012-01-01

    End-stage cancer patients frequently receive continuous morphine infusion (CMI) to alleviate the various symptoms associated with cancer progression or adverse events; however, there have been a limited number of studies concerning such patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 79 end-stage lung cancer patients who received CMI at the Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan between 2008 and 2010. Thirty-one patients (39%) received CMI intravenously and 48 (61%) received it subcutaneo...

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

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    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

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

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    Carruez, A J; González, G D; Cabrerizo, E L; Jabari, S N; Echeverría, 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

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

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    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

  11. Significance of the allergy history in the use of intravenous X-ray contrast media

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    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.

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

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    Jung, Jae Woo; Kwon, Minsuk; Choi, Jae Chol; Shin, Jong Wook; Park, In Won; Choi, Byoung Whui; Kim, Jae Yeol

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    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...

  13. Insulin sensitivity

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    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...

  14. Zoledronic acid infusion for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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    John A Sunyecz

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    Full Text Available John A SunyeczLaurel Highlands Ob/Gyn, Hopwood, Pennsylvania, USA and MenopauseRx, Inc., Uniontown, PA, USAAbstract: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity, reduced quality of life, increased mortality, and high health care costs. Bisphosphonates are standard therapy for treatment of osteoporosis. However, patient compliance and persistence with oral weekly or monthly bisphosphonate therapy are suboptimal and may lead to reduced effectiveness. Zoledronic acid (ZOL is an intravenous bisphosphonate that is given once yearly for the treatment of osteoporosis via a medically supervised 15-minute infusion. This ensures compliance for a full 12 months. In clinical trials, an annual infusion of ZOL 5 mg has shown sustained efficacy in reducing hip and spine fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. It has also been shown to increase bone density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia (low bone mass and in men with osteoporosis. Transient flu-like symptoms are the most common adverse effects following ZOL infusion, and these can generally be managed with acetaminophen. The availability of an intravenous bisphosphonate that ensures compliance over a long dosing interval may help to overcome barriers to efficacy resulting from poor long-term compliance with oral agents.Keywords: fractures, intravenous bisphosphonate, osteoporosis, zoledronic acid

  15. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

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    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)

  16. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

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    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)

  17. Propofol infusion syndrome.

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    Burke, Michael Philip; Dixon, Barry; Opeskin, Kenneth

    2006-12-01

    In this article, we present the case of a previously well 31-year-old man who sustained a mild closed-head injury following a motor vehicle incident and was admitted to the intensive care unit of a major teaching hospital. The man was sedated using propofol combined with midazolam and morphine as the main sedating agent. The propofol was started and continued at high dose for 8 days, over which time the patient deteriorated with metabolic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, renal impairment, and cardiovascular collapse and then died. A forensic autopsy was performed. The only positive autopsy finding was a cardiac perivascular and interstitial infiltrate of mononuclear cells. The clinical and pathological features in the case presented were consistent with propofol infusion syndrome. No other cause for the above features was found and the cause of death was given as death related to propofol infusion syndrome.Propofol infusion syndrome is characterized by metabolic acidosis, rhadbomyolysis, and myocardial failure, sometimes with renal failure and hyperkalemia occurring in the setting of high-dose propofol treatment. The syndrome has become increasingly recognized in recent years. The syndrome is of importance to forensic pathologists who may see cases referred to their practice because of the unexplained deterioration of a patient in the intensive care unit and the association with head-injured patients and the pediatric population. Death associated with propofol infusion has not been described in the forensic literature. PMID:25868775

  18. Safety of Intravenous Application of Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) Preparations in Oncology: An Observational Study

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    Steele, Megan L.; Jan Axtner; Antje Happe; Matthias Kröz; Harald Matthes; Friedemann Schad

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    Background. Traditional mistletoe therapy in cancer patients involves subcutaneous applications of Viscum album L. preparations, with doses slowly increasing based on patient responses. Intravenous infusion of high doses may improve therapeutic outcomes and is becoming more common. Little is known about the safety of this “off-label” application of mistletoe. Methods. An observational study was performed within the Network Oncology. Treatment with intravenous mistletoe applications is describ...

  19. Auditory function after continuous infusion of gentamicin to high-risk newborns

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    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...

  20. Neuroma removal for neuropathic pain: efficacy and predictive value of lidocaine infusion

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    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...

  1. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

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    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.

  2. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

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    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...

  3. Myocardial protein turnover in patients with coronary artery disease. Effect of branched chain amino acid infusion.

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    Young, L H.; McNulty, P. H.; C Morgan; 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...

  4. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia.

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    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

  5. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment.

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    Fluher, Jure; Markota, Andrej; Stožer, Andraž; Sinkovi?, Andreja

    2015-01-01

    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. PMID:26614854

  6. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment

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    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.

  7. Lipolytic response to glucose infusion in human subjects

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    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

  8. Immunological effects of a hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic insulin clamp in healthy males

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    Kappel, M; Dela, F; Barington, T; Galbo, H; Pedersen, Bente Klarlund

    1998-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the in-vivo and in-vitro effects of insulin, at physiological and supraphysiological concentrations, on the human immune system. Ten healthy young men went through a sequential two-step hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamp. Plasma insulin concentrations were increased from baseline (9.0 microU/ml) to 49.1 microU/ml after 1 h of insulin infusion (step I) and to 1281 microU/ml (step II) after 2 h of infusion. As control experiments infusions of isotonic sa...

  9. Insulin receptor antibody-iduronate 2-sulfatase fusion protein: pharmacokinetics, anti-drug antibody, and safety pharmacology in Rhesus monkeys.

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    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

  10. Insulin Lispro Injection

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    ... insulin, unless it is used in an external insulin pump. In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin lispro ... cartridges also can be used with an external insulin pump. Before using insulin lispro in a pump system, ...

  11. Adipose Tissue Free Fatty Acid Storage In Vivo: Effects of Insulin Versus Niacin as a Control for Suppression of Lipolysis.

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    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 µmol ? L(-1) (P = 0.91) and 44 ± 4 and 39 ± 5 µmol ? 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 µmol ? 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 µmol ? 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

  12. Relapsing insulin-induced lipoatrophy, cured by prolonged low-dose oral prednisone: a case report

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    Chantelau Ernst A; Praetor Ruth; Praetor Jörg; Poll Ludger W

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Circumscript, progressing lipoatrophy at the insulin injection sites is an unexplained, however rare condition in diabetes mellitus. Case presentation We report a case of severe localised lipoatrophy developing during insulin pump-treatment (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) with the insulin analogue lispro (Humalog®) in a woman with type-1 diabetes mellitus. After 11 months of progressing lipoatrophy at two spots on the abdomen, low-dose prednisone (5-10 mg) p.o...

  13. The SWITCH study (sensing with insulin pump therapy to control HbA(1c))

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    Conget, Ignacio; Battelino, Tadej; Giménez, Marga; Gough, Hannah; Castañeda, J; Bolinder, Jan; Svensson, Jannet; Olsen, Birthe Susanne

    2011-01-01

    studies investigating the effect of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) combined with pump therapy on glycemic outcomes in type 1 diabetes are increasing. Pump therapy is well established as a "gold standard" for insulin delivery, offering improvements over multiple daily insulin injections. However, there is still a proportion of subjects using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in whom goals for metabolic control are far from achieved or benefits of this type of insulin therapy...

  14. Adiponectin Inhibits Insulin Function in Primary Trophoblasts by PPAR?-Mediated Ceramide Synthesis

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    Aye, Irving L.M.H.; Gao, Xiaoli; Susan T. Weintraub; Jansson, Thomas; Powell, Theresa L.

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    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 ...

  15. Reversal of cerebral vasospasm via intravenous sodium nitrite after subarachnoid hemorrhage in primates

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    Fathi, Ali Reza; Pluta, Ryszard M.; Bakhtian, Kamran D.; Qi, Meng; Lonser, Russell R.

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    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 hemorrhage–induced 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

  16. Initial pharmacology and toxicology of intravenous desmethylmisonidazole

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    Since January 1981, 52 patients have entered the Radiaton Therapy Oncology Group Phase I trial with intravenous (i.v.) desmethylmisonidazole (DMM). DMM is less lipophilic than misonidazole (MISO) and theoretically will be less neurotoxic due to lower penetration into neural tissue and more rapid elimination. The drug is administered intravenously to achieve the maximum drug concentration in tumor for a given dose. The protocol slowly escalates the total dose of drug administered. At this time the planned dose on the three week schedule is 1 g/m2 twice weekly to a total dose of 17.5g/m2. The preliminary plasma pharmacokinetic data demonstrates high peak plasma levels within five minutes of the end of the drug infusion. Compared to MISO the percent of DMM excreted in the urine is increased, 63% vs 10%, and the elimination half-life is decreased: DMM, i.v. 5.3h; MISO, i.v. 9.3h; MISO, oral 10 to 13h. Neurotoxicity has been observed in approximately 30% of patients given a cumulative dose of >11g/m2. This is in comparison to a 50% incidence in RTOG Phase 1 study with oral MISO at doses of 12g/m2. There is not sufficient data to evaluate the relationship between neurotoxicity and drug exposure. Further patient accrual on this study is required to better define the properties of DMN

  17. Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients

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    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.

  18. Plasma Calcium, Inorganic Phosphate and Magnesium During Hypocalcaemia Induced by a Standardized EDTA Infusion in Cows

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    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.

  19. Digital Intravenous Cerebral Angiography

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    Seeger, Joachim F.; Carmody, Raymond F.; Smith, Janice R. L.; Ovitt, Theron W.; Frost, MeryII M.; Capp, M. Paul

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    A photoelectronic imaging system has been built and developed at the University of Arizona. Initial studies have been directed toward digital video subtraction angiography (DVSA) using intravenous injections of contrast material. DVSA has been applied clinically to the study of the heart, the aortic arch and great vessels, the kidneys, abdominal and lower extremity vessels, the pulmonary arteries, and the vessels of the head and neck, generally with remarkable success. This paper deals with our clinical experiences with DVSA in evaluation of the vessels of the head.

  20. Continuous Drug Infusion for Diabetes Therapy: A Closed-Loop Control System Design

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    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.

  1. Safety of poly (ethylene glycol-coated perfluorodecalin-filled poly (lactide-co-glycolide microcapsules following intravenous administration of high amounts in rats

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    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.

  2. Nitroglycerin infusion during coronary-artery surgery.

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    Kaplan, J A; Dunbar, R W; Jones, E L

    1976-07-01

    The effects of an intravenous infusion of nitroglycerin were studied in 20 acutely hypertensive patients during coronary-artery surgery. Eight patients had histories of essential hypertension and six had been treated for it. They were anesthetized with morphine, diazepam, N2O, O2, pancuronium, and enflurane. Control measurements were obtained after sternotomy. Nitroglycerin was then administered until the blood pressure returned to normal, and the measurements then repeated. The mean dose of nitroglycerin was 80.0 +/- 4.7 mug/min, or 0.96 mug/kg/min. This produced significant decreases (P less than .05) in systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressures, central venous pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, systemic vascular resistance, and left ventricular stroke work index. Cardiac index, stroke index, and heart rate were unchanged. Two indices of myocardial oxygen demand (rate-pressure product and tension-time index) were significantly decreased by nitroglycerin (P less than .005). Fifty per cent of the patients had improvement in ST-segment depression on the electrocardiogram. These findings demonstrate that nitroglycerin can be safely administered intravenously during operation, and suggest that nitroglycerin decreases myocardial oxygen demand and relieves myocardial ischemia. PMID:820217

  3. Stability and compatibility of ceftazidime administered by continuous infusion to intensive care patients.

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    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 (

  4. Localization of thermogenesis induced by single infusion of ephedrine in dog

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    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...

  5. Actions of prolonged ghrelin infusion on gastrointestinal transit and glucose homeostasis in humans

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    Falkén, Y; Hellström, P M; Sanger, G J; Dewit, O; Dukes, G; Grybäck, P; Holst, Jens Juul; Näslund, 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....

  6. INSULIN ADMINISTRATION IN SEVERE SCORPION ENVENOMING

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    B., YUGANDHAR; K., RADHA KRISHNA MURTHY; S. A., SATTAR.

    Full Text Available The efficacy of insulin-glucose infusion in reversing myocardial damage, haemodynamic changes, peripheral circulatory failure, and pulmonary oedema was evaluated in 25 victims of venomous scorpion stings from the Rayalaseema region in the south of India. Myocardial damage with peripheral circulatory [...] failure was seen in all scorpion sting victims. Ten of these victims also had pulmonary oedema. All the patients received continuous infusion of regular crystalline insulin at the rate of 0.3 U/g of glucose and glucose at the rate of 0.1 g/kg/h with supplementary potassium as needed, inotropic agents, oxygen, as well as maintenance of fluid, electrolytes and acid-base balance. Insulin-glucose infusion was associated with reversal of cardiovascular and haemodynamic changes, and pulmonary oedema in 24 of the 25 victims. One severely envenomed victim admitted 72 hours after the sting died. The scorpion envenoming syndrome with myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary oedema, and many other clinical manifestations may cause multi-system organ failure (MSOF). It is characterised by a massive release of catecholamines, angiotensin II, glucagon, cortisol, and inhibition of insulin secretion. Under these altered conditions in the hormonal milieu, scorpion envenoming essentially results in a syndrome of fuel-energy deficits and an inability to use the existing metabolic substrates by vital organs, causing MSOF and death. Administration of insulin-glucose infusion to scorpion sting victims appears to be the physiological basis for the control of the metabolic response when that has become a determinant to survival.

  7. Development of an infusion alliance.

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    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

  8. Thallium-201 infusion imaging

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    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

  9. Pharmacokinetics of phenoxodiol, a novel isoflavone, following intravenous administration to patients with advanced cancer

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    West Leanne

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Phenoxodiol is a novel isoflavone currently being studied in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. This study reports the pharmacokinetics of phenoxodiol in patients with cancer. Methods The pharmacokinetics of phenoxodiol was studied following a single intravenous (iv bolus dose and during a continuous intravenous infusion. Three men with prostate cancer and 3 women with breast cancer received IV bolus phenoxodiol (5 mg/kg and plasma was sampled for free and total phenoxodiol levels. On a separate occasion 5 of the same patients received a continuous intravenous infusion of phenoxodiol (2 mg/kg/h and plasma was again sampled for free and total phenoxodiol levels. Phenoxodiol was measured using gradient HPLC with ultraviolet detection. Results Following bolus injection, free and total phenoxodiol appeared to follow first order pharmacokinetics. The elimination half-lives for free and total phenoxodiol were 0.67 ± 0.53 h and 3.19 ± 1.93 h, respectively, while the total plasma clearance rates were 2.48 ± 2.33 L/h and 0.15 ± 0.08 L/h, respectively. The respective apparent volumes of distribution were 1.55 ± 0.69 L/kg and 0.64 ± 0.51 L/kg. During continuous intravenous infusion, free phenoxodiol accumulated rapidly to reach a mean concentration at steady state of 0.79 ± 0.14 ?g/ml after 0.87 ± 0.18 h. The apparent accumulation half-life of free phenoxodiol was 0.17 ± 0.04 h while the plasma clearance during continuous infusion was 1.29 ± 0.23 L/h. Conclusions Phenoxodiol has a short plasma half-life, particularly in the free form, leading to a rapid attainment of steady state levels during continuous intravenous infusion. Trial registration Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR: ACTRN12610000334000

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

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    Gabriela GHIMPE?EANU

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    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.

  11. At pharmacologically relevant concentrations intravenous iron preparations cause pancreatic beta cell death

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    Masuda, Yuichi; Ichii, Hirohito; Nosratola D. Vaziri

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    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...

  12. Use of insulin in diabetes: a century of treatment.

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    Shahani, S; Shahani, L

    2015-12-01

    Insulin is a key player in the control of hyperglycaemia for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and selected patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. There have been many advances in insulin drug delivery from its first administration as a crude pancreatic extract till today. The traditional and most predictable method for administration of insulin is by subcutaneous injection. Currently available insulin delivery systems include insulin syringes, infusion pumps, jet injectors, and pens. The major drawback of insulin therapy is its invasive nature. Non-invasive delivery of insulin has long been a major goal for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Although there have been improvements in insulin therapy since it was first conceived, it is still far from mimicking the physiological secretion of pancreatic ?-cells, and research to find new insulin formulations and new routes of administration continues. This article reviews the emerging technologies, including insulin inhalers, insulin buccal spray, insulin pill, islet cell transplant, and stem cell therapy, as treatment options for diabetes mellitus. PMID:26554270

  13. Neutral insulin solutions physically stabilized by addition of Zn2+.

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    Brange, J; Havelund, S; Hommel, E; Sørensen, E; Kühl, C

    1986-01-01

    Commercial neutral insulin solutions, all of which contain 2-3 zinc atoms per hexameric unit of insulin, have a relatively limited physical stability when exposed to heat and movement, as for example in insulin infusion pumps. Physical stabilization of neutral insulin solutions has been obtained by addition of two extra Zn2+ per hexamer of insulin. This addition stabilizes porcine and human neutral solutions equally well and does not affect the chemical stability of the insulin. The stabilization is probably obtained by a further strengthening of the hexameric structure of insulin, so that the formation of insoluble insulin fibrils (via the dissociation into the insulin monomer or dimer) is impeded or prevented. The addition of an extra 2 Zn2+ has been shown to be without influence on the insulin immunogenicity in rabbits or on the rate of absorption after subcutaneous injection in diabetic patients. It is concluded that neutral insulin solution can be physically stabilized by addition of extra Zn2+ without affecting other qualities of the insulin preparation including chemical stability, immunogenicity, and duration of action after injection. PMID:2951208

  14. Intravenous Fluid Generation System

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    McQuillen, John; McKay, Terri; Brown, Daniel; Zoldak, John

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    The ability to stabilize and treat patients on exploration missions will depend on access to needed consumables. Intravenous (IV) fluids have been identified as required consumables. A review of the Space Medicine Exploration Medical Condition List (SMEMCL) lists over 400 medical conditions that could present and require treatment during ISS missions. The Intravenous Fluid Generation System (IVGEN) technology provides the scalable capability to generate IV fluids from indigenous water supplies. It meets USP (U.S. Pharmacopeia) standards. This capability was performed using potable water from the ISS; water from more extreme environments would need preconditioning. The key advantage is the ability to filter mass and volume, providing the equivalent amount of IV fluid: this is critical for remote operations or resource- poor environments. The IVGEN technology purifies drinking water, mixes it with salt, and transfers it to a suitable bag to deliver a sterile normal saline solution. Operational constraints such as mass limitations and lack of refrigeration may limit the type and volume of such fluids that can be carried onboard the spacecraft. In addition, most medical fluids have a shelf life that is shorter than some mission durations. Consequently, the objective of the IVGEN experiment was to develop, design, and validate the necessary methodology to purify spacecraft potable water into a normal saline solution, thus reducing the amount of IV fluids that are included in the launch manifest. As currently conceived, an IVGEN system for a space exploration mission would consist of an accumulator, a purifier, a mixing assembly, a salt bag, and a sterile bag. The accumulator is used to transfer a measured amount of drinking water from the spacecraft to the purifier. The purifier uses filters to separate any air bubbles that may have gotten trapped during the drinking water transfer from flowing through a high-quality deionizing cartridge that removes the impurities in the water before entering the salt bag and mixing with the salt to create a normal saline solution.

  15. Resveratrol prevents insulin resistance caused by short-term elevation of free fatty acids in vivo.

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    Pereira, Sandra; Park, Edward; Moore, Jessy; Faubert, Brandon; Breen, Danna M; Oprescu, Andrei I; Nahle, Ashraf; Kwan, Denise; Giacca, Adria; Tsiani, Evangelia

    2015-11-01

    Elevated levels of plasma free fatty acids (FFA), which are commonly found in obesity, induce insulin resistance. FFA activate protein kinases including the proinflammatory I?B? kinase ? (IKK?), leading to serine phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) and impaired insulin signaling. To test whether resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, prevents FFA-induced insulin resistance, we used a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp with a tracer to assess hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity in overnight-fasted Wistar rats infused for 7 h with saline, Intralipid plus 20 U·mL(-1) heparin (IH; triglyceride emulsion that elevates FFA levels in vivo; 5.5 ?L·min(-1)) with or without resveratrol (3 mg·kg(-1)·h(-1)), or resveratrol alone. Infusion of IH significantly decreased glucose infusion rate (GIR; P health consequences of obesity. PMID:26455923

  16. Comparison of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of ST-246® after IV Infusion or Oral Administration in Mice, Rabbits and Monkeys

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    Chen, Yali; Amantana, Adams; Tyavanagimatt, Shanthakumar R.; Zima, Daniela; Yan, X. Steven; Kasi, Gopi; Weeks, Morgan; Stone, Melialani A.; Weimers, William C.; Samuel, Peter; Tan, Ying; Jones, Kevin F.; Lee, Daniel R.; Kickner, Shirley S.; Saville, Bradley M.; Lauzon, Martin; McIntyre, Alan; Honeychurch, Kady M.; Jordan, Robert; Hruby, Dennis E.; Leeds, Janet M.

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    Background ST-246® is an antiviral, orally bioavailable small molecule in clinical development for treatment of orthopoxvirus infections. An intravenous (IV) formulation may be required for some hospitalized patients who are unable to take oral medication. An IV formulation has been evaluated in three species previously used in evaluation of both efficacy and toxicology of the oral formulation. Methodology/Principal Findings The pharmacokinetics of ST-246 after IV infusions in mice, rabbits and nonhuman primates (NHP) were compared to those obtained after oral administration. Ten minute IV infusions of ST-246 at doses of 3, 10, 30, and 75 mg/kg in mice produced peak plasma concentrations ranging from 16.9 to 238 µg/mL. Elimination appeared predominately first-order and exposure dose-proportional up to 30 mg/kg. Short IV infusions (5 to 15 minutes) in rabbits resulted in rapid distribution followed by slower elimination. Intravenous infusions in NHP were conducted at doses of 1 to 30 mg/kg. The length of single infusions in NHP ranged from 4 to 6 hours. The pharmacokinetics and tolerability for the two highest doses were evaluated when administered as two equivalent 4 hour infusions initiated 12 hours apart. Terminal elimination half-lives in all species for oral and IV infusions were similar. Dose-limiting central nervous system effects were identified in all three species and appeared related to high Cmax plasma concentrations. These effects were eliminated using slower IV infusions. Conclusions/Significance Pharmacokinetic profiles after IV infusion compared to those observed after oral administration demonstrated the necessity of longer IV infusions to (1) mimic the plasma exposure observed after oral administration and (2) avoid Cmax associated toxicity. Shorter infusions at higher doses in NHP resulted in decreased clearance, suggesting saturated distribution or elimination. Elimination half-lives in all species were similar between oral and IV administration. The administration of ST-246 was well tolerated as a slow IV infusion. PMID:21858040

  17. Phase I study of intravenous iododeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

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    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.

  18. Phase I study of intravenous iododeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

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    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

  19. Insulin infusion reduces hepatocyte growth factor in lean humans

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    de Courten, Barbora; de Courten, Maximilian; Dougherty, Sonia; Forbes, Josephine M; Potts, Jenna R; Considine, Robert V

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    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...

  20. Insulin infusion reduces hepatocyte growth factor in lean humans

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    de Courten, Barbora; de Courten, Maximilian; Dougherty, Sonia; Forbes, Josephine M; Potts, Jenna R; Considine, Robert V

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    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 participants (10 women/12 men, BMI 20.6-34.5 kg/m(2), age 18-49 years) underwent a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp with measurement of HGF at baseline and steady state. Relationships between baseline HGF, a...

  1. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in newly diagnosed diabetic children

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    de Beaufort, C.

    1986-01-01

    In the first century AD Aretaeus of Cappadocia described diabetes as "a wonderful but not very frequent affection among men being a melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine .... , life is short, disgusting and painful, thirst unquenchable, death inevitable". The recognition of this disease with its enormous thirst and massive production of honey sweet urine is very old. Nowadays diabetes is known as a heterogeneous disorder. Insufficient production of biologicall...

  2. Putting Brakes on Insulin Pump Infusion to Prevent Hypoglycemia

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    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.

  3. Safety of Intravenous Application of Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) Preparations in Oncology: An Observational Study.

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    Steele, Megan L; Axtner, Jan; Happe, Antje; Kröz, Matthias; Matthes, Harald; Schad, Friedemann

    2014-01-01

    Background. Traditional mistletoe therapy in cancer patients involves subcutaneous applications of Viscum album L. preparations, with doses slowly increasing based on patient responses. Intravenous infusion of high doses may improve therapeutic outcomes and is becoming more common. Little is known about the safety of this "off-label" application of mistletoe. Methods. An observational study was performed within the Network Oncology. Treatment with intravenous mistletoe applications is described. The frequency of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to intravenous mistletoe applications was calculated and compared to ADR data from a study on subcutaneous applications. Results. Of 475 cancer patients who received intravenous infusions of Helixor, Abnoba viscum, or Iscador mistletoe preparations, 22 patients (4.6%) reported 32 ADRs of mild (59.4%) or moderate severity (40.6%). No serious ADRs occurred. ADRs were more frequently reported to i.v. mistletoe administered alone (4.3%), versus prior to chemotherapy (1.6%). ADR frequency differed with respect to preparation type, with Iscador preparations showing a higher relative frequency, compared to Abnoba viscum and Helixor. Overall, patients were almost two times less likely to experience an ADR to intravenous compared to subcutaneous application of mistletoe. Conclusion. Intravenous mistletoe therapy was found to be safe and prospective studies for efficacy are recommended. PMID:24955100

  4. Intravenous pamidronate in the treatment of osteoporosis associated with corticosteroid dependent lung disease: an open pilot study.

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    Gallacher, S J; Fenner, J A; Anderson, K.; Bryden, F M; Banham, S. W.; Logue, F. C.; Cowan, R.A.; Boyle, I T

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    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...

  5. A dose-ranging study of the pharmacokinetics of hydroxy-chloroquine following intravenous administration to healthy volunteers.

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    1. The pharmacokinetics of hydroxychloroquine were studied in five healthy volunteers following an intravenous infusion of 155 mg (2.47 +/- 0.25 mg kg-1) racemic hydroxychloroquine. Four of these volunteers also received a further 310 mg (4.92 +/- 0.45 mg kg-1) infusion of hydroxychloroquine and evidence of nonlinearities in the pharmacokinetics of hydroxychloroquine were sought. 2. No nonlinear elimination or distribution processes appeared to be operating at the doses of hydroxychloroquine ...

  6. [Development of smart infusion system].

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    Li, Junyang

    2014-01-01

    The free care smart infusion system which has the function of liquid end alarm and automatic stopping has been designed. In addition, the system can send the alarm to the health care staff by Zigbee wireless network. Besides, the database of infusion information has been set up, it can be used for inquiry afterwards. PMID:24839846

  7. Sup(13)C NMR studies of glucose disposal in normal and non-insulin-dependent diabetic humans

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    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 78±28 and 183±39 ?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 22±4 ?mol kg-1 min-1 in the diabetic subjects and 42±4 ?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)

  8. Successful treatment of refractory Trichomonas vaginalis infection using intravenous metronidazole.

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    Hawkins, Isobel; Carne, Christopher; Sonnex, Christopher; Carmichael, Andrew

    2015-08-01

    Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted protozoan infection resulting in a vulvo-vaginitis and altered vaginal discharge in symptomatic women. Since its introduction in the 1960?s, metronidazole has been the first-line drug for trichomonal infection. Other nitroimidazoles, such as tinidazole, are used as alternative regimens with similar activity but at a greater expense. Treatment failure usually represents patient non-compliance or reinfection, although metronidazole resistance has previously been documented. Sensitivity testing is currently not available in the UK. Patients with disease unresponsive to first-line treatments pose a major challenge, as therapeutic options are limited. This case looks at a patient with refractory disease over an 18-month period, where intravenous infusion of metronidazole resulted in cure after multiple previous therapy failures. There is limited evidence to endorse the use of intravenous metronidazole, and this case report provides further support for its efficacy. PMID:25161176

  9. High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone in rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Forster, P J; Grindulis, K A; Neumann, V; Hubball, S; McConkey, B.

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    Fourteen patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were given 27 courses of methylprednisolone intravenously, each of 3 infusions of 1 g on alternate days. After 7 days there was marked improvement in clinical state and most laboratory tests; levels of ESR and 4 serum acute-phase proteins, C3, C, IgG, and IgA, fell significantly. Serum IgM and rheumatoid factor titre were unchanged. 125I C1q binding fell in all instances where it was initially raised. Clinical remission lasted a mean of ...

  10. Correction of hypovolemia with crystalloid fluids: Individualizing infusion therapy.

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    Liamis, George; Filippatos, Theodosios D; Elisaf, Moses S

    2015-05-01

    Many situations in clinical practice involving patients with hypovolemia or acutely ill patients usually require the administration of intravenous fluids. Current evidence shows that the use of crystalloids should be considered, since most colloids and human albumin are usually associated with increased adverse effects and high cost, respectively. Among crystalloids, the use of normal saline is implicated with the development of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and renal vasoconstriction. These observations have led many authors to propose balanced solutions, mainly Lactated Ringer's, as the infusate of choice. However, although the restoration of volume status is the primary target in hypovolemic state, the correction of any associated acid-base or electrolyte disorders that frequently coexist is also of vital importance. This review presents specific situations that are common in daily clinical practice and require targeted infusate therapy in patients with reduced volume status. Furthermore, the review presents an algorithm aiming to help clinicians to make the best choice between normal or hypotonic saline and lactated Ringer's infusates. Lactated Ringer's infusate should not be given in patients with severe metabolic alkalosis, lactic acidosis with decreased lactate clearance, or severe hyperkalemia, and in patients with traumatic brain injury or at risk of increased intracranial pressure. The optimal choice of infusate should be guided by the cause of hypovolemia, the cardiovascular state of the patient, the renal function, as well as the serum osmolality and the coexisting acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Clinicians should be aware of any coexisting disorders in patients with hypovolemia and guide their choice of infusate treatment based on the overall picture of their patients. PMID:25812486

  11. Evaluation of propylene glycol and glycerol infusions as treatments for ketosis in dairy cows.

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    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. 2.13?IU/mL and 321 vs. 31.9min×?IU/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. 1.11?IU/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×?IU/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

  12. Technical hazards of using nutritive mixtures in bags for cyclical intravenous nutrition: comparison with standard intravenous nutrition in 48 gastroenterological patients.

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    Messing, B.; Beliah, M; Girard-Pipau, F; Leleve, D; Bernier, J. J.

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    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...

  13. Radionuclide assessment of the hepatic arterial chemotherapy infusion pump

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    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

  14. Smart Infusion Pump: A boon to the Health Care Industry

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    K.V. Padmaja#1 , Apoorva M. Kalgal

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Main motive of any hospital or clinic is to provide the best patient care. Patient care can be drastically improved using electronic medical record. An electronic medical record (EMR is a computerized medical record created in an organization that delivers care, such as a hospital or physician's office. The costs of storage media, such as paper and film, per unit of information differ dramatically from that of electronic storage media. When paper records are stored in different locations, collating them to a single location for review by a health care provider is time consuming and complicated, whereas the process can be simplified with electronic records. When treating a patient another major thing is to monitor the drug or fluid administered to the patient. Better and safer drug delivery systems will be the one with automatic or an intelligent infusion pump system. Thus automatic intravenous infusion will efficiently reduce medication and administration error.

  15. New intravenous contrast media for choleography, urography and computer tomography

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    Based on the authors own experimental experiences and founded on literature the advantages and application possibilities of new contrast media in intravenous choleography, in urography and computer tomography are described and discussed. In intravenous choleography new contrast media have prooved an improvement of diagnostic yield and compatibility in connection with the infusion technique. New contrast media for urography and computer tomography are either ionic or strong hypertonic (Rayvist) ionic and less strong hypertonic (Hexabrix) or nonionic and less strong hypertonic (Amipaque, Iopomidol, Iotexol, Iopromid). The improvement of the strong hypertonic contrast media was brought a reduction in the frequency of general reactions as nausea and allergy-like reactions, however no improved cardiac cycle compatibility. The contrast media with reduced asmotic pressure were developped for myelography (Amipaque) or angiography for the first line. For the ionic oxaglat there could no sufficeint advantages be detected in adult intravenous applications. The nonionic contrast media can offer also in intravenous applications relevant advantages. Advantages of this kind cannot sufficiently be documented by clinical tests at the time being. It will be the problem of next years clinical research to determine for which patients and examinations the non-ionic contrast media offer what kind of advantages. For infant urography non-ionic contrast media are clearly recommended. (orig.)

  16. Glucose effectiveness and insulin sensitivity measurements derived from the non-insulin-assisted minimal model and the clamp techniques are concordant

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    Henriksen, Jan Erik; Alford, Frank; Ward, Glenn; Thye-Rønn, 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...

  17. Glucose effectiveness and insulin sensitivity measurements derived from the non-insulin-assisted minimal model and the clamp techniques are concordant

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    Henriksen, Jan Erik; Alford, Frank; Ward, Glenn; Thye-Rønn, 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/CONSAM) versus the eu/hyperglycaemic basal insulinaemic and the euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp (SG(CLAMP) and SI(CLAMP)).

  18. Safety and feasibility of countering neurological impairment by intravenous administration of autologous cord blood in cerebral palsy

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    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.

  19. Influence of circulating epinephrine on absorption of subcutaneously injected insulin

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    Effects of epinephrine (Epi) infusion on the absorption of subcutaneously injected 125I-labeled soluble human insulin (10 U) from the thigh or the abdomen were studied in 16 healthy subjects and from the thigh in 10 insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. Epi was infused at 0.3 (high dose) or 0.1 (low dose; healthy subjects) nmol.kg-1.min-1 i.v., resulting in arterial plasma Epi levels of approximately 6 and 2 nM, respectively. Saline was infused on a control day. Insulin absorption was measured as disappearance of radioactivity from the injection site and as appearance of plasma immunoreactive insulin (IRI). Adipose tissue blood flow was measured with the 133Xe clearance technique. First-order disappearance rate constants of 125I from the thigh depot decreased approximately 40-50% during the high dose of Epi compared with control (P less than .001). The corresponding decrease from the abdominal depot was approximately 40% (P less than .001), whereas no significant change was found during the low Epi dose. IRI fell compared with control in all groups at the high Epi dose. The Epi-induced depression of insulin absorption occurred despite unaltered or even slightly increased subcutaneous blood flow. The results indicate that circulating Epi at levels seen during moderate physical stress depresses the absorption of soluble insulin from subcutaneous injection sites to an extent that might be important for glycemic control in IDDM patients. Furthermore, dissociation is found between changes in insulin absorption and subcutaneous blood flow during Epi infusion, suggesting that factors other than blood flow may also influence the absorption of subcutaneously injected insulin

  20. Metabolic clearance of insulin from the cerebrospinal fluid in the anesthetized rat

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    Manin, M.; Broer, Y.; Balage, M.; Rostene, W.; Grizard, J. (Laboratoire d' etude du Metabolisme Azote, Ceyrat (France))

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    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.

  1. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan

    2013-01-01

    Parenteral thiamine has a very high safety profile. The most common adverse effect is local irritation; however, anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions may occur, mostly related to intravenous administration. We describe a 44-year-old man, a chronic alcoholic, who was admitted with alcohol 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 recognising the symptoms of anaphylaxis and the fact that facilities for treating anaphylaxis and cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be available when thiamine or for that matter, any drug is given in-hospital.

  2. Pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy of bleomycin administered by continuous infusion

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    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

  3. Ultrasonography versus intravenous urography

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    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

  4. Intravenous subtraction angiography (ISA)

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    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.

  5. Inconsistencies in the hypophagic action of intracerebroventricular insulin in mice.

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    Mc Allister, Eugenia; Pacheco-Lopez, Gustavo; Woods, Stephen C; Langhans, Wolfgang

    2015-11-01

    Insulin inhibits eating after its intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration in multiple species and under a variety of conditions. Nevertheless, the results across reports are inconsistent in that ICV insulin does not always reduce food intake. The reasons for this variability are largely unknown. Using mice as a model, we performed several crossover trials with insulin vs. vehicle when infused into the third cerebral ventricle (i3vt) to test the hypothesis that recent experience with the i3vt procedure contributes to the variability in the effect of ICV insulin on food intake. Using a cross-over design with two days between injections, we found that insulin (0.4?U/mouse) significantly reduced food intake relative to vehicle in mice that received vehicle on the first and insulin on the second trial, whereas this effect was absent in mice that received insulin on the first and vehicle on the second trial. Higher doses (i3vt 4.0 and 40.0?U/mouse) had no effect on food intake in this paradigm. When injections were spaced 7days apart, insulin reduced food intake with no crossover effect. Mice that did not reduce food intake in response to higher doses of i3vt insulin did so in response to i3vt infusion of the melanocortin receptor agonist melanotan-II (MT-II), indicating that the function of the hypothalamic melanocortin system, which mediates the effect of insulin on eating, was not impaired by whatever interfered with the insulin effect, and that this interference occurred upstream of the melanocortin receptors. Overall, our findings suggest that associative effects based on previous experience with the experimental situation can compromise the eating inhibition elicited by i3vt administered insulin. PMID:26344647

  6. 1-3-7 minute intravenous urography

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    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

  7. Hemodynamic effects of rapid and slow infusions of manganese chloride and gadolinium-DTPA in dogs

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    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

  8. Kinetics of insulin disappearance from plasma in cortisone-treated normal subjects

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    Ellemann, K; Thorsteinsson, B; Fugleberg, S; Feldt-Rasmussen, B; Andersen, O O; Grønbaek, 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 ...

  9. Insulin stimulates muscle protein synthesis in neonates during endotoxemia despite repression of translation initiation

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    Skeletal muscle protein synthesis is reduced in neonatal pigs in response to endotoxemia. To examine the role of insulin in this response, neonatal pigs were infused with endotoxin (LPS, 0 and 10 µg•kg(-1)•h(-1)), whereas glucose and amino acids were maintained at fasting levels and insulin was clam...

  10. Alteration in insulin action

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    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 (IRS-1) and its binding to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) are critical events in the insulin signalling cascade leading to insulin-stimulated glucose transport. Modification of IRS-1 by serine ...

  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.

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    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 (33±1 versus 35±1 g and 3.6±0.5 versus 3.8±0.2 g per day) but higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (110±2 versus 102±2 mm Hg and 641±9 versus 616±5 bpm). IRS2/Nestin-cre mice were heavier (38±2 g), slightly hyperphagic (4.5±1.0 g per day), and had higher MAP and heart rate (108±2 mm Hg and 659±9 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. Interactions of glucagon and free fatty acids with insulin in control of glucose metabolism

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    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)

  13. A comparison of continuous infusion of vecuronium and atracurium in midline and paramedian laparotomies.

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    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.

  14. Adipocyte Metrnl Antagonizes Insulin Resistance Through PPAR? Signaling.

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    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

  15. Continuous Regional Arterial Infusion Therapy for Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection in a Child

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    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.

  16. Continuous subcutaneous infusion of glucagon-like peptide 1 lowers plasma glucose and reduces appetite in type 2 diabetic patients

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    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 sought to evaluate the effect of infusion of GLP-1 for 48 h in patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We infused GLP-1 (2.4 pmol.kg-1.min-1) or saline subcutaneously for 48 h in r...

  17. Use of Glucose Rate of Change Arrows to Adjust Insulin Therapy Among Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Who Use Continuous Glucose Monitoring

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    Pettus, Jeremy; Edelman, Steven V.

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    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).

  18. 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

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    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.

  19. Hepatic glycogen in humans. II. Gluconeogenetic formation after oral and intravenous glucose

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    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

  20. Interaction between exogenous insulin, endogenous insulin, and glucose in type 2 diabetes patients

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    Janukonyté, Jurgita; Parkner, Tina

    2015-01-01

    Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about the influence of exogenous insulin and actual glucose levels on the release of endogenous insulin in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. This study investigated the interaction among serum endogenous insulin (s-EI), serum exogenous insulin aspart (s-IAsp), and blood glucose levels in an experimental short-term crossover design. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Eight T2DM patients (63.52 years old; range, 49-69 years; mean body mass index, 28.8±3.8?kg/m2) were randomized to treatment with individual fixed doses of insulin aspart (0.5-1.5?IU/h) as a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) during a 10-h period on two occasions with different duration of hyperglycemia: (1) transient hyperglycemia for 2?h (visit TH) and (2) continuous hyperglycemia for 12?h (visit CH). RESULTS: During steady state the variances of plasma glucose (p-glucose), s-IAsp, and s-EI were equal within visit TH and within visit CH, but variances were significantly higher during visit CH compared with visit TH. The s-IAsp reached lower levels at visit CH compared with visit TH (test for slope=1, P=0.005). The s-EI depended on p-glucose in a nonlinear fashion during the first 100?min of both visits when s-IAsp was undetectable (adjusted R2=0.9). A complex but statistically significant interaction among s-IAsp, s-EI, p-glucose, and patients was observed during measurable s-IAsp levels (adjusted R2=0.70). CONCLUSIONS: Endogenous and exogenous insulin showed higher variation during continuous hyperglycemia. Significantly lower levels of exogenous insulin were observed following CSII during continuous hyperglycemia compared with transient hyperglycemia. Endogenous insulin levels could in a complex way be explained by an individual interaction among p-glucose and serum exogenous insulin, if present.

  1. Insulin Delivery Device Technology 2012: Where Are We after 90 Years?

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    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 ...

  2. The Use of Insulin Pumps in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes

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    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...

  3. Systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of enalaprilat infusion in experimental normotensive sepsis

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    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.

  4. Home infusion program for Fabry disease: experience with agalsidase alfa in Argentina

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    Isaac Kisinovsky

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by inherited deficiency of the enzyme ?-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.

  5. Systemic, pulmonary and renal haemodynamic effects of large intravenous doses of high low osmolar contrast media

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    The central, peripheral and renal haemodynamic effects of intravenous infusion (1 ml/s) of large doses (4 ml/kg body weight) of non-ionic (iohexol) and ionic (metrizoate and ioxaglate) contrast media were studied in 24 anaesthetized pigs. All contrast media showed marked haemodynamic effects with an increase of mean right aterial pressure, mean pulmonary arterial pressure, mean pulmonary occlusion pressure, cardiac output and stroke volume. The response of the pulmonary circulation to contrast media was a fall rather than a rise in pulmonary vascular resistance. No significant changes were detected in the renal circulation after infusion of contrast media. (orig.)

  6. Short-time, high-dosage penicillin infusion therapy of syphilis: an alternative to recommended regimens?

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    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...

  7. Population Pharmacokinetics of Extended-Infusion Piperacillin-Tazobactam in Hospitalized Patients with Nosocomial Infections

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    Felton, T. W.; Hope, W. W.; Lomaestro, B M; Butterfield, J. M.; Kwa, A. L.; Drusano, G. L.; Lodise, T. P.

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    While extended infusions of piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP) are increasingly used in practice, the effect of infusion on the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of TZP has not been widely assessed. To assess its effect on the pharmacokinetic profile of TZP, seven serum samples were collected from 11 hospitalized patients who received 3.375 g TZP intravenously for 4 h every 8 h. Population pharmacokinetic models were fit to the PK data utilizing first-order, Michaelis-Menten (MM), and parallel first-or...

  8. Theoretical, clinical and pharmacokinetic aspects of cancer chemotherapy administered by continuous infusion

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    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

  9. Insulin Human Inhalation

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    Insulin inhalation is used in combination with a long-acting insulin to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar ...

  10. All about Insulin Resistance

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    ... type 2 diabetes and heart disease. What does insulin do? Insulin helps your body use glucose for ... prediabetes or diabetes. What raises your risk for insulin resistance? You are at risk if you • are ...

  11. Therapeutics of Diabetes Mellitus: Focus on Insulin Analogues and Insulin Pumps

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    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.

  12. The Effect of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine on Spinal Block and Sedation

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    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

  13. Model Predictive Control Algorithms for Pen and Pump Insulin Administration

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    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...... 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...... current closed-loop controllers. In this thesis, we present different control strategies based on Model Predictive Control (MPC) for an artificial pancreas. We use Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) in order to determine the optimal insulin and blood glucose profiles. The optimal control problem...

  14. Intravenous pyogenic granuloma or intravenous lobular capillary hemangioma

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    Ghekiere, Olivier; Galant, Christine; Berg, Bruno Vande [Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, Department of Radiology, Brussels (Belgium)

    2005-06-01

    Lobular capillary hemangioma is a vascular neoplasm that commonly occurs as a cutaneous tumor. When it involves the skin and mucosal surfaces, ulceration and suppuration may occur, hence the classic term of pyogenic granuloma. Intravenous pyogenic granuloma is a rare solitary form of lobular capillary hemangioma that usually occurs in the veins of the neck and upper extremities. We report the ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a pyogenic intravenous granuloma localized in the right cephalic vein. The imaging and pathological findings and the differential diagnoses are discussed. (orig.)

  15. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

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    Itakura, Mitsuo; Maeda, Noriaki; Tsuchiya, Masami; Yamashita, Kamejiro (Univ. of Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1987-12-01

    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 ({sup 14}C)glycine or ({sup 14}C)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.

  16. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

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    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. Efficacy of bolus intravenous iron treatment in peritoneal dialysis patients

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    Jovanovi? 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. .

  18. Effect of subcutaneous insulin detemir on glucose flux, lipolysis and electroencephalography in type 1 diabetes.

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    Herring, R; Knight, R; Shojaee-Moradie, F; Johnsen, S; Umpleby, A M; Jackson, N; Jones, R; Dijk, D-J; Russell-Jones, D L

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of subcutaneous detemir on glucose flux, lipid metabolism and brain function. Twelve people with type 1 diabetes received, in random order, 0.5?units/kg body weight detemir or NPH insulin. Glucose concentration was clamped at 5?mmol/l then increased to 10?mmol/l. Glucose production rate (glucose Ra), glucose uptake (glucose Rd) and glycerol production (glycerol Ra) were measured with a constant intravenous infusion of [6,6(2) H2 ]glucose and [(2) H5 ]glycerol. Electroencephalography direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) potentials were measured. While detemir induced similar effects on glucose Ra, glucose Rd and glycerol Ra during euglycaemia compared with NPH, it triggered a distinct negative shift in DC potentials, with a significant treatment effect in frontal cerebrocortical channels (p?NPH in people with type 1 diabetes. This may be an important mechanism behind the limitation of weight gain with detemir. PMID:26272173

  19. Continuous infusion versus daily injections of growth hormone (GH) for 4 weeks in GH-deficient patients

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    Laursen, Torben; Jørgensen, Jens Otto Lunde; Jakobsen, Grethe; Hansen, Birthe L; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

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    effects with constant and pulsatile GH delivery. This study was carried out to compare the metabolic effects of longer term continuous infusion vs. daily injections of GH. Thirteen GH-deficient patients were studied in a cross-over design. The patients were randomized to receive GH as a continuous sc...... infusion by means of a portable pump for 1 month and as daily sc injections (at 1900 h) for another month. An average daily GH dosage (+/- SEM) of 3.15 +/- 0.27 IU was administered during both periods. Steady state 24-h profiles of GH, IGF-I, IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs), insulin, glucose, lipid.......35 (infusion); P < 0.02]. Continuous infusion induced higher nighttime than daytime GH levels (P = 0.01), indicating a diurnal variation in the absorption or clearance of GH. Serum IGF-I levels (micrograms per L) were slightly higher (P < 0.05, by analysis of variance) after continuous GH infusion [312...

  20. Bioequivalence and tolerability assessment of a novel intravenous ciclosporin lipid emulsion compared to branded ciclosporin in Cremophor ® EL

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    Ehinger, Karl Henrik Johannes; Hansson, Magnus Joakim; Sjövall, Fredrik; Elmér, Eskil

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    BACKGROUND: Ciclosporin is used as an immunosuppressant in current clinical practice but recent research implies novel indications for the drug, such as neuro- and cardioprotection. The intravenous formulation currently on the market, Sandimmune(®) Injection (Sandimmune(®)), uses Cremophor(®) EL as...... pharmacokinetics of two formulations of intravenous ciclosporin. Fifty-two healthy volunteer subjectswere administered 5 mg/kg of each of the two formulations of ciclosporin as a 4-h intravenous infusion. The last blood sample was acquired 48 h after the end of the infusion. Bioequivalence assessments according to...... adverse events were recorded after treatment with CicloMulsion(®). CONCLUSION: We have assessed the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of a new Cremophor(®) EL-free lipid emulsion of ciclosporin, CicloMulsion(®), compared to Sandimmune(®). The proportion of adverse events was significantly higher for the...

  1. Insulin secretion and insulin-producing tumors

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    Guettier, Jean-Marc; Gorden, Phillip

    2010-01-01

    Insulinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic islet cells that retain the ability to produce and secrete insulin. In contrast to normally differentiated ?-cells, insulinoma cells continue to secrete insulin and proinsulin at low blood glucose. This deregulated insulin secretion manifests clinically as fasting hypoglycemia. The molecular pathways that characterize normal insulin secretion and ?-cell growth are reviewed and contrasted to the biology of insulinomas. The second half of...

  2. A Comparison Between Sublingual Misoprostol and Intravenous Oxytocin for Inducing labor in Women with Term Pregnancy

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    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 ?g 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 (p< 0.001) ...

  3. Pindolol decreases prolactin and growth hormone responses to intravenous L-tryptophan.

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    Smith, CE; Ware, CJ; Cowen, PJ

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    The effects of pindolol on the prolactin (PRL) and growth hormone (GH) responses to intravenous tryptophan (LTP) were studied in eight healthy male volunteers. Pindolol pretreatment (40 mg over 48 h) markedly attenuated the GH response to LTP and modestly, but significantly, reduced the LTP-induced increase in plasma PRL. The disposition of LTP following infusion was not altered by pindolol. While the data are consistent with 5-HT1A receptor mediation of PRL and GH responses to LTP, the intri...

  4. Effect of intravenous adrenaline on electrocardiogram, blood pressure, and serum potassium.

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    Struthers, A. D.; Reid, J L; Whitesmith, R; Rodger, J. C.

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    Increased catecholamines after myocardial infarction may contribute to the development of arrhythmias. We have infused adrenaline intravenously in nine normal volunteers to levels similar to those seen after myocardial infarction. Adrenaline caused an increase in systolic blood pressure, a decrease in diastolic blood pressure, and an increase in heart rate. Adrenaline also produced a decrease in T wave amplitude and an increase in the QTc interval. The serum potassium fell dramatically during...

  5. Prospective Study of Venous Complications Following Intravenous Diazepam in Dental Outpatients*

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    Gelfman, Stephen S.; Dionne, Raymond A; Driscoll, Edward J.

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    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...

  6. Hypersensitivity reactions to intravenous iron: guidance for risk minimization and management

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    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...

  7. Ambulatory infusion of noradrenaline for long-term treatment of Shy-Drager syndrome.

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    Kribben, A; Bremer, C; Fritschka, E; Koeppen, S; Ahrens, O; Philipp, T

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    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

  8. [Intravenous iron in general surgery].

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    Serrablo, Alejandro; Urbieta, Elena; Carcelén-Andrés, Josefa; Ruiz, Jaime; Rodrigo, Javier; Izuel, Mónica; García-Erce, José

    2005-09-01

    Preoperative anemia is the main cause of blood transfusion in surgical patients. In digestive surgery high blood loss and allogenic blood transfusion (ABT) are associated with serious adverse events and higher mortality. Consequently, we believe that intravenous iron administration is justified to correct perioperative anemia. We present the case of a woman with metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma in whom intravenous iron administration avoided the use of ABT. Subsequently, the iron metabolism profile improved. This had previously corresponded to a mixed pattern of iron deficiency, that is, to the association of organic and functional iron deficiency. PMID:16420822

  9. Insulin secretion in lipodystrophic HIV-infected patients is associated with high levels of nonglucose secretagogues and insulin resistance of beta-cells

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    Haugaard, Steen B; Andersen, Ove; Storgaard, Heidi; Dela, Flemming; Holst, Jens Juul; Iversen, Johan; Nielsen, Jens Ole; Madsbad, Sten

    2004-01-01

    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...... 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......%), and clamp insulin (32%), all P < or = 0.001, whereas SiRd was decreased (57%, P < 0.001). In LIPO, ISRbasal correlated significantly with basal insulin, alanine, and glucagon (all r > 0.65, P < 0.01), but not with glucose. In control subjects, ISR(basal) correlated significantly with insulin, glucagon...

  10. Amino acid infusion during anesthesia attenuates the surgery induced decline in IGF-1 and diminishes the "diabetes of injury"

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    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".

  11. Prolonged fever after Infliximab infusion

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    Jennifer Katz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Pharmacologic management for ulcerative colitis (UC has recently been expanded to include anti- tumor necrosis factor (TNF therapy for severe disease. Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed again TNF ? was first tested in patients with Crohn’s disease. In addition to serious infections, malignancy, drug induced lupus and other autoimmune diseases, serum sickness-like reactions, neurological disease, and infusion reactions further complicate the use of Infliximab. We report a case of prolonged fever after Infliximab infusion to treat steroid refractory UC.

  12. Sensibilidad a la insulina en ovejas prepúberes con alimentación normal y con restricción alimenticia Insulin sensitivity in prepubertal growing ewes with normal and restricted alimentation

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    S E Recabarren

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    Full Text Available Se ha demostrado, en borregas en crecimiento, que el ayuno está asociado a resistencia insulínica como un fenómeno adaptativo a la baja ingesta calórica. La restricción alimenticia es otra situación natural o experimental que puede enfrentar la hembra en crecimiento, en la cual la disponibilidad de energía está por debajo de los requerimientos indispensables para el crecimiento. La sensibilidad a la insulina podría cambiar también como una adaptación fisiológica a la escasez de alimento. El objetivo del presente estudio fue reconocer si la sensibilidad a la insulina disminuye durante la restricción alimenticia de borregas en crecimiento. La sensibilidad a la insulina se evaluó con el test de tolerancia a la glucosa endovenosa (TTGEV. Cinco borregas con crecimiento normal y cinco borregas con restricción alimenticia por seis semanas, a partir de las 20 semanas de edad, se infundieron con una solución estéril de glucosa (300 mg/kg peso corporal, solución al 50% en dos minutos. Se colectaron muestras de sangre desde la yugular mediante un catéter venoso 15 y 10 minutos antes de la infusión de glucosa, y a los 0, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 minutos después del inicio de la infusión en cuyo plasma se midió glucosa e insulina. Las concentraciones de glucosa (g/l e insulina (µUI/ml se analizaron con la fórmula de Matsuda y DeFronzo para determinar el índice de sensibilidad a la insulina (ISI-Composite. Se calculó también el área bajo la curva de insulina basal, estimulada e incremental y la constante de utilización de la glucosa. El ISI-C fue menor en las borregas con restricción alimenticia (636,43± 125,66 en comparación 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

  13. Programmable Infusion Pumps in ICUs: An Analysis of Corresponding Adverse Drug Events

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    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.

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    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 ...

  14. Evaluation of a constant rate infusion of lidocaine for balanced anesthesia in dogs undergoing surgery

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    Ortega, Maria; Cruz, Ignacio

    2011-01-01

    This study assessed the intraoperative analgesic effects of intravenous lidocaine administered by a constant rate infusion (CRI) in surgical canine patients. A prospective, blinded, randomized study was designed with 2 treatment groups: A (lidocaine) and B (placebo), involving 41 dogs. All patients were premedicated with acepromazine and buprenorphine, induced with propofol and midazolam; anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane in oxygen. Group A received 2 mg/kg IV lidocaine immediately af...

  15. Infusions failures in the use of peripheral venous catheters in children: integrative review

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    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...

  16. Calcium and calcitonin responses to calcium infusion in type I diabetes mellitus.

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    Amado, J A; Gomez, C.; Obaya, S.; Otero, M; Gonzalez-Macias, J.

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    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...

  17. RNA Sequencing Reveals a Slow to Fast Muscle Fiber Type Transition after Olanzapine Infusion in Rats

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    Lynch, Christopher J.; XU, YUPING; Hajnal, Andras; Salzberg, Anna C; Kawasawa, Yuka Imamura

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    Second generation antipsychotics (SGAs), like olanzapine, exhibit acute metabolic side effects leading to metabolic inflexibility, hyperglycemia, adiposity and diabetes. Understanding how SGAs affect the skeletal muscle transcriptome could elucidate approaches for mitigating these side effects. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were infused intravenously with vehicle or olanzapine for 24h using a dose leading to a mild hyperglycemia. RNA-Seq was performed on gastrocnemius muscle, followed by alignment...

  18. Arrhythmias during and after zoledronic acid infusion patients with bone metastasis.

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    Yazici, Ozan; Aksoy, Sercan; Ucar, Ozgul; Ozdemir, Nuriye; Demir, Mevlut; Sendur, Mehmet Ali Nahit; Arik, Zafer; Yaman, Sebnem; Eren, Tulay; Uncu, Dogan; Zengin, Nurullah

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    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

  19. IMMUNOREGULATORY EFFECTS OF INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULINS

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    Full Text Available Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG is widely used in modern clinical practice inorder to cure different clinical disorders, including obstetric conditions. Currently, IVIGs have become drugs of  choice  for  treatment of  anti-phospholipid  syndrome  in pregnant women,  like  as  in  cases of  intrauterine cytomegalovirus infection.

  20. Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin Intravenous Injection

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    ... body's natural response to infection after a kidney transplant. The drug will be added to an intravenous fluid that will drip through a needle or catheter placed in your vein for 2 to 4 hours one ... transplant. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ...