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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429310/the-protective-association-of-endogenous-immunoglobulins-against-sepsis-mortality-is-restricted-to-patients-with-moderate-organ-failure
#1
Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Ricard Ferrer, Antonio Artigas, Jordi Sole-Violan, Leonardo Lorente, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Adriele Prina-Mello, Ruben Herrán-Monge, Borja Suberviola, Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez, Pedro Merino, Ana M Loza, Pablo Garcia-Olivares, Eduardo Anton, Eduardo Tamayo, Wysali Trapiello, Jesús Blanco, Jesús F Bermejo-Martin
BACKGROUND: Pre-evaluation of endogenous immunoglobulin levels is a potential strategy to improve the results of intravenous immunoglobulins in sepsis, but more work has to be done to identify those patients who could benefit the most from this treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of endogenous immunoglobulins on the mortality risk in sepsis depending on disease severity. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study including 278 patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis fulfilling the SEPSIS-3 criteria, coming from the Spanish GRECIA and ABISS-EDUSEPSIS cohorts...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425079/outcome-of-patients-with-septic-shock-and-high-dose-vasopressor-therapy
#2
Thomas Auchet, Marie-Alix Regnier, Nicolas Girerd, Bruno Levy
BACKGROUND: Despite the dissemination of international guidelines, mortality from septic shock remains high. Norepinephrine is recommended as first-line vasopressor therapy with a target mean arterial pressure of 65 mmHg. High-dose vasopressor (HDV) may also be required. This study aimed to assess survival in patients with septic shock requiring HDV. We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted between January 2008 and December 2013 to a 13-bed ICU for septic shock and receiving high-dose vasopressor therapy (defined by a dose >1 µg/kg/min)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411337/protocols-for-the-obvious-where-does-it-start-and-stop
#3
EDITORIAL
Armand R J Girbes, Paul E Marik
Protocols can be helpful in specific situations and may have show benefits in clinical trials. So-called evidence based protocols and checklists frequently remind clinicians to do the obvious, but may also contain as part of a bundle, elements that are not based on the best current evidence. However, so called quality improvement programs frequently call for implementation of the total bundle. We think this is basically wrong and warn against that practice.
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401503/shedding-light-on-venoarterial-pco2-gradient
#4
EDITORIAL
Arnaldo Dubin, Mario Omar Pozo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382599/diagnostic-accuracy-of-quantitative-neuromuscular-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#5
Esther Witteveen, Juultje Sommers, Luuk Wieske, Jonne Doorduin, Nens van Alfen, Marcus J Schultz, Ivo N van Schaik, Janneke Horn, Camiel Verhamme
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular ultrasound is a noninvasive investigation, which can be easily performed at the bedside on the ICU. A reduction in muscle thickness and increase in echo intensity over time have been described in ICU patients, but the relation to ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) is unknown. We hypothesized that quantitative assessment of muscle and nerve parameters with ultrasound can differentiate between patients with and without ICU-AW. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of neuromuscular ultrasound for diagnosing ICU-AW...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382598/patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-with-acute-vasculitis-manifestations-a-retrospective-and-comparative-multicentric-study
#6
Julien Demiselle, Johann Auchabie, François Beloncle, Philippe Gatault, Steven Grangé, Damien Du Cheyron, Jean Dellamonica, Sonia Boyer, Dimitri Titeca Beauport, Lise Piquilloud, Julien Letheulle, Christophe Guitton, Nicolas Chudeau, Guillaume Geri, François Fourrier, René Robert, Emmanuel Guérot, Julie Boisramé-Helms, Pierre Galichon, Pierre-François Dequin, Alexandre Lautrette, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert, Ferhat Meziani, Loïc Guillevin, Nicolas Lerolle, Jean-François Augusto
PURPOSE: Data for ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients requiring intensive care are scarce. METHODS: We included 97 consecutive patients with acute AAV manifestations (new onset or relapsing disease), admitted to 18 intensive care units (ICUs) over a 10-year period (2002-2012). A group of 95 consecutive AAV patients with new onset or relapsing disease, admitted to two nephrology departments with acute vasculitis manifestations, constituted the control group...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382597/earlier-versus-later-initiation-of-renal-replacement-therapy-among-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Tai-Shuan Lai, Chih-Chung Shiao, Jian-Jhong Wang, Chun-Te Huang, Pei-Chen Wu, Eric Chueh, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, Kianoush Kashani, Vin-Cent Wu
BACKGROUND: Although the optimal timing of initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury has been extensively studied in the past, it is still unclear. METHODS: In this systematic review, we searched all related randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that directly compared earlier and later RRT published prior to June 25, 2016, from PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE. We extracted the study characteristics and outcomes of all-cause mortality, RRT dependence, and intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay (LOS)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374334/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-admitted-to-a-general-intensive-care-unit
#8
Alex Warren, Charlotte R Soulsby, Alex Puxty, Joseph Campbell, Martin Shaw, Tara Quasim, John Kinsella, Joanne McPeake
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of liver cirrhosis is increasing, and many patients have acute conditions requiring consideration of intensive care. This study aims to: (a) report the outcome at 12 months of patients with cirrhosis admitted to ICU, (b) identify factors predictive of long-term mortality and (c) evaluate the ability of scoring systems to predict long-term outcome. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: General adult critical care unit in a UK teaching hospital...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341980/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-paediatric-nurse-driven-sedation-protocol-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
#9
Lélia Dreyfus, Etienne Javouhey, Angélique Denis, Sandrine Touzet, Fabienne Bordet
BACKGROUND: Optimal sedation and analgesia is a challenge in paediatric intensive care units (PICU) because of difficulties in scoring systems and specific metabolism inducing tolerance and withdrawal. Excessive sedation is associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and hospitalisation. Adult and paediatric data suggest that goal-directed sedation algorithms reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation. We implemented a nurse-driven sedation protocol in a PICU and evaluated its impact...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341979/are-third-generation-cephalosporins-unavoidable-for-empirical-therapy-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adult-patients-who-require-icu-admission-a-retrospective-study
#10
Geoffroy Hariri, Jacques Tankovic, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Vincent Dubée, Guillaume Leblanc, Claire Pichereau, Simon Bourcier, Naike Bigé, Jean-Luc Baudel, Arnaud Galbois, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Eric Maury
BACKGROUND: Third-generation cephalosporins (3GCs) are recommended for empirical antibiotic therapy of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in patients requiring ICU admission. However, their extensive use could promote the emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Our aim was to assess whether the use of 3GCs in patients with CAP requiring ICU admission was justified. METHODS: We assessed all patients with CAP who required ICU admission during a 7-year period...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332157/systematic-overdosing-of-oxa-and-cloxacillin-in-severe-infections-treated-in-icu-risk-factors-and-side-effects
#11
Mathilde Neuville, Najoua El-Helali, Eric Magalhaes, Aguila Radjou, Roland Smonig, Jean-François Soubirou, Guillaume Voiriot, Alban Le Monnier, Stéphane Ruckly, Lila Bouadma, Romain Sonneville, Jean-François Timsit, Bruno Mourvillier
BACKGROUND: Oxacillin and cloxacillin are the most frequently used penicillins for the treatment of severe methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in intensive care units (ICUs), especially endocarditis. International recommendations do not suggest any adaptation of the dosage in case of renal impairment. We wanted to assess the risk factors for overdosing in ICU and the related observed side effects. METHODS: All patients with a therapeutic drug monitoring of oxa- or cloxacillin between 2008 and 2014 were included...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321803/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-a-meta-analysis
#12
Delphine Weil, Eric Levesque, Marc McPhail, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Eleni Theocharidou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Arnaud Galbois, Heng Chih Pan, Constantine J Karvellas, Bertrand Sauneuf, René Robert, Jérome Fichet, Gaël Piton, Thierry Thevenot, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The best predictors of short- and medium-term mortality of cirrhotic patients receiving intensive care support are unknown. METHODS: We conducted meta-analyses from 13 studies (2523 cirrhotics) after selection of original articles and response to a standardized questionnaire by the corresponding authors. End-points were in-ICU, in-hospital, and 6-month mortality in ICU survivors. A total of 301 pooled analyses, including 95 analyses restricted to 6-month mortality among ICU survivors, were conducted considering 249 variables (including reason for admission, organ replacement therapy, and composite prognostic scores)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321802/sepsis-risk-factors-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#13
Michaël Levy, Nolwenn Le Sache, Mostafa Mokhtari, Guy Fagherazzi, Gaelle Cuzon, Benjamin Bueno, Virginie Fouquet, Alexandra Benachi, Sergio Eleni Dit Trolli, Pierre Tissieres
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare congenital anomaly and remains among the most challenging ICU-managed disease. Beside severe pulmonary hypertension, lung hypoplasia and major abdominal surgery, infective complications remain major determinants of outcome. However, the specific incidence of sepsis as well as associated risk factors is unknown. METHODS: This prospective, 4-year observational study took place in the pediatric intensive care and neonatal medicine department of the Paris South University Hospitals (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), CDH national referral center and involved 62 neonates with CDH...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321801/acute-hyperventilation-increases-the-central-venous-to-arterial-pco2-difference-in-stable-septic-shock-patients
#14
Jihad Mallat, Usman Mohammad, Malcolm Lemyze, Mehdi Meddour, Marie Jonard, Florent Pepy, Gaelle Gasan, Stephanie Barrailler, Johanna Temime, Nicolas Vangrunderbeeck, Laurent Tronchon, Didier Thevenin
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of acute hyperventilation on the central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide tension difference (∆PCO2) in hemodynamically stable septic shock patients. METHODS: Eighteen mechanically ventilated septic shock patients were prospectively included in the study. We measured cardiac index (CI), ∆PCO2, oxygen consumption (VO2), central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2), and blood gas parameters, before and 30 min after an increase in alveolar ventilation (increased respiratory rate by 10 breaths/min)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303547/persistent-lymphopenia-is-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-infections-and-for-death-in-icu-patients-with-sustained-hypotension-at-admission
#15
Christophe Adrie, Maxime Lugosi, Romain Sonneville, Bertrand Souweine, Stéphane Ruckly, Jean-Charles Cartier, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Carole Schwebel, Jean-François Timsit
BACKGROUND: Severely ill patients might develop an alteration of their immune system called post-aggressive immunosuppression. We sought to assess the risk of ICU-acquired infection and of mortality according to the absolute lymphocyte count at ICU admission and its changes over 3 days. METHODS: Adults in ICU for at least 3 days with a shock or persistent low blood pressure were extracted from a French ICU database and included. We evaluated the impact of the absolute lymphocyte count at baseline and its change at day 3 on the incidence of ICU-acquired infection and on the 28-day mortality rate...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281216/a-hypoperfusion-context-may-aid-to-interpret-hyperlactatemia-in-sepsis-3-septic-shock-patients-a-proof-of-concept-study
#16
Leyla Alegría, Magdalena Vera, Jorge Dreyse, Ricardo Castro, David Carpio, Carolina Henriquez, Daniela Gajardo, Sebastian Bravo, Felipe Araneda, Eduardo Kattan, Pedro Torres, Gustavo Ospina-Tascón, Jean-Louis Teboul, Jan Bakker, Glenn Hernández
BACKGROUND: Persistent hyperlactatemia is particularly difficult to interpret in septic shock. Besides hypoperfusion, adrenergic-driven lactate production and impaired lactate clearance are important contributors. However, clinical recognition of different sources of hyperlactatemia is unfortunately not a common practice and patients are treated with the same strategy despite the risk of over-resuscitation in some. Indeed, pursuing additional resuscitation in non-hypoperfusion-related cases might lead to the toxicity of fluid overload and vasoactive drugs...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271450/patient-important-outcomes-in-randomized-controlled-trials-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Stéphane Gaudry, Jonathan Messika, Jean-Damien Ricard, Sylvie Guillo, Blandine Pasquet, Emeline Dubief, Tanissia Boukertouta, Didier Dreyfuss, Florence Tubach
BACKGROUND: Intensivists' clinical decision making pursues two main goals for patients: to decrease mortality and to improve quality of life and functional status in survivors. Patient-important outcomes are gaining wide acceptance in most fields of clinical research. We sought to systematically review how well patient-important outcomes are reported in published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in critically ill patients. METHODS: Literature search was conducted to identify eligible trials indexed from January to December 2013...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271449/multi-marker-approach-using-procalcitonin-presepsin-galectin-3-and-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-for-the-prediction-of-mortality-in-sepsis
#18
Hanah Kim, Mina Hur, Hee-Won Moon, Yeo-Min Yun, Salvatore Di Somma
BACKGROUND: Biomarker could be objective and reliable tools to predict mortality in sepsis. We explored the prognostic utilities of emerging biomarkers in septic patients and questioned whether adding biomarkers to the clinical variables would improve the prediction of mortality in sepsis. METHODS: This retrospective study included 157 septic patients (112 patients with sepsis; 45 patients with septic shock). Procalcitonin (PCT), presepsin, galectin-3, and soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) concentrations were analyzed in relation to the 30-day all-cause mortality...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265980/outcomes-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-with-solid-tumors
#19
Edouard Auclin, Anaïs Charles-Nelson, Baptiste Abbar, Emmanuel Guérot, Stéphane Oudard, Caroline Hauw-Berlemont, Constance Thibault, Alexandra Monnier, Jean-Luc Diehl, Sandrine Katsahian, Jean-Yves Fagon, Julien Taieb, Nadia Aissaoui
BACKGROUND: As the population ages and cancer therapies improve, there is an increased call for elderly cancer patients to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to assess short-term survival and prognostic factors in critically ill patients with solid tumors aged ≥65 years. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study. The primary endpoint was ICU mortality. Resumption of anticancer therapy in patients who survived the ICU stay and 90-day mortality were secondary endpoints...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255956/sound-level-intensity-severely-disrupts-sleep-in-ventilated-icu-patients-throughout-a-24-h-period-a-preliminary-24-h-study-of-sleep-stages-and-associated-sound-levels
#20
Maxime Elbaz, Damien Léger, Fabien Sauvet, Benoit Champigneulle, Stéphane Rio, Mélanie Strauss, Mounir Chennaoui, Christian Guilleminault, Jean Paul Mira
BACKGROUND: It is well recognized that sleep is severely disturbed in patients in intensive care units (ICU) and that this can compromise their rehabilitation potential. However, it is still difficult to objectively assess sleep quantity and quality and the determinants of sleep disturbance remain unclear. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate carefully the impact of ICU sound intensity levels and their sources on ICU patients' sleep over a 24-h period. METHODS: Sleep and sound levels were recorded in 11 ICU intubated patients who met the criteria...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
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