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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321823/cardiovascular-disease-and-resuscitated-septic-shock-lead-to-the-downregulation-of-the-h2s-producing-enzyme-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-in-the-porcine-coronary-artery
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Tamara Merz, Tatjana Stenzel, Benedikt Nußbaum, Martin Wepler, Csaba Szabo, Rui Wang, Peter Radermacher, Oscar McCook
BACKGROUND: Downregulation of the hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-producing enzymes cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), and/or 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST) is associated with chronic cardiovascular pathologies. Nevertheless, equivocal data are available on both the expression and function of these enzymes in coronary arteries (CA). We recently reported that atherosclerotic pigs subjected to sepsis developed impaired cardiac function, which coincided with decreased myocardial CSE expression and increased nitrotyrosine formation...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303483/proliferation-and-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-in-prolonged-lean-and-obese-critically-ill-patients
#2
Chloë Goossens, Sarah Vander Perre, Greet Van den Berghe, Lies Langouche
BACKGROUND: In prolonged non-obese critically ill patients, preservation of adipose tissue is prioritized over that of the skeletal muscle and coincides with increased adipogenesis. However, we recently demonstrated that in obese critically ill mice, this priority was switched. In the obese, the use of abundantly available adipose tissue-derived energy substrates was preferred and counteracted muscle wasting. These observations suggest that different processes are ongoing in adipose tissue of lean vs...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303482/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-is-necessary-to-maintain-renal-blood-flow-during-sepsis-development
#3
Larissa Constantino, Letícia Selinger Galant, Francieli Vuolo, Karla Lorena Guarido, Luiza Wilges Kist, Giovanna Medeiros Tavares de Oliveira, Matheus Augusto de Bittencourt Pasquali, Cláudio Teodoro de Souza, José Eduardo da Silva-Santos, Maurício Reis Bogo, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, Cristiane Ritter, Felipe Dal-Pizzol
BACKGROUND: Extracellular superoxide dismutase (ECSOD) protects nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability by decreasing superoxide levels and preventing peroxynitrite generation, which is important in maintaining renal blood flow and in preventing acute kidney injury. However, the profile of ECSOD expression after sepsis is not fully understood. Therefore, we intended to evaluate the content and gene expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD) isoforms in the renal artery and their relation to renal blood flow...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290154/the-role-of-calpains-in-ventilator-induced-diaphragm-atrophy
#4
Xiaoping Zhu, Hieronymus W H van Hees, Leo Heunks, Feifei Wang, Lei Shao, Jiaru Huang, Lei Shi, Shaolin Ma
BACKGROUND: Controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) is associated with diaphragm dysfunction. Dysfunction results from muscle atrophy and injury of diaphragm muscle fibers. Enhanced proteolysis and reduced protein synthesis play an important role in the development of atrophy. The current study is to evaluate the effects of the calpains inhibitor calpeptin on the development of diaphragm atrophy and activation of key enzymes of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in rats under CMV. METHODS: Three groups of rats were studied: control animals (CON, n = 8), rats subjected to 24 h of MV (CMV, n = 8), and rats subjected to 24 h of MV after administration of the calpain inhibitor calpeptin (CMVC, n = 8)...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265979/intraperitoneal-adoptive-transfer-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-recovery-from-acid-aspiration-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#5
Tommaso Mauri, Vanessa Zambelli, Claudia Cappuzzello, Giacomo Bellani, Erica Dander, Marina Sironi, Vittoria Castiglioni, Andrea Doni, Alberto Mantovani, Andrea Biondi, Cecilia Garlanda, Giovanna D'amico, Antonio Pesenti
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) might act as fine-tuners of inflammation during acute lung injury. We assessed the effects of adoptive transfer of MSCs in acid aspiration acute lung injury and explored the role of long pentraxin PTX3. METHODS: We conducted a prospective experimental interventional study on wild-type (WT) and PTX3-deficient (PTX3(-/-)) mice. Acute lung injury was induced in WT and PTX3(-/-) mice by instillation of hydrochloric acid into the right bronchus...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251580/experimental-assessment-of-oxygen-homeostasis-during-acute-hemodilution-the-integrated-role-of-hemoglobin-concentration-and-blood-pressure
#6
Tiffanie Kei, Nikhil Mistry, Albert K Y Tsui, Elaine Liu, Stephen Rogers, Allan Doctor, David F Wilson, Jean-Francois Desjardins, Kim Connelly, C David Mazer, Gregory M T Hare
BACKGROUND: Low hemoglobin concentration (Hb) and low mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) impact outcomes in critically ill patients. We utilized an experimental model of "normotensive" vs. "hypotensive" acute hemodilutional anemia to test whether optimal tissue perfusion is dependent on both Hb and MAP during acute blood loss and fluid resuscitation, and to assess the value of direct measurements of the partial pressure of oxygen in tissue (PtO2). METHODS: Twenty-nine anesthetized rats underwent 40% isovolemic hemodilution (1:1) (or sham-hemodilution control, n = 4) with either hydroxyethyl starch (HES) (n = 14, normotensive anemia) or saline (n = 11, hypotensive anemia) to reach a target Hb value near 70 g/L...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243924/the-respiratory-pressure-abdominal-volume-curve-in-a-porcine-model
#7
Adrian Regli, Bart Leon De Keulenaer, Bhajan Singh, Lisen Emma Hockings, Bill Noffsinger, Peter Vernon van Heerden
BACKGROUND: Increasing intra-abdominal volume (IAV) can lead to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) or abdominal compartment syndrome. Both are associated with raised morbidity and mortality. IAH can increase airway pressures and impair ventilation. The relationship between increasing IAV and airway pressures is not known. We therefore assessed the effect of increasing IAV on airway and intra-abdominal pressures (IAP). METHODS: Seven pigs (41.4 +/-8.5 kg) received standardized anesthesia and mechanical ventilation...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224564/increased-glucocorticoid-receptor-expression-in-sepsis-is-related-to-heat-shock-proteins-cytokines-and-cortisol-and-is-associated-with-increased-mortality
#8
Konstantinos Vardas, Stavroula Ilia, Amalia Sertedaki, Evangelia Charmandari, Efrossini Briassouli, Dimitris Goukos, Kleovoulos Apostolou, Katerina Psarra, Efthimia Botoula, Stylianos Tsagarakis, Eleni Magira, Christina Routsi, Constantine A Stratakis, Serafim Nanas, George Briassoulis
BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study are to examine if the human glucocorticoid receptor (hGR) isoform-α mRNA and hGR protein expressions are deficient in the acute phase of sepsis (S) compared to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and healthy subjects (H) and to evaluate if the hGRα and hGR alterations are associated with cortisol changes and if they are related to (1) extracellular and intracellular heat shock proteins (HSP) 72 and 90α; (2) ACTH, prolactin, and interleukins (ILs); and (3) outcome...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168516/-in-a-dark-place-we-find-ourselves-light-intensity-in-critical-care-units
#9
LETTER
Hannah J Durrington, Richard Clark, Ruari Greer, Franck P Martial, John Blaikley, Paul Dark, Robert J Lucas, David W Ray
Intensive care units provide specialised care for critically ill patients around the clock. However, intensive care unit patients have disrupted circadian rhythms. Furthermore, disrupted circadian rhythms are associated with worse outcome. As light is the most powerful 're-setter' of circadian rhythm, we measured light intensity on intensive care unit. Light intensity was low compared to daylight during the 'day'; frequent bright light interruptions occurred over 'night'. These findings are predicted to disrupt circadian rhythms and impair entrainment to external time...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150228/personalizing-mechanical-ventilation-according-to-physiologic-parameters-to-stabilize-alveoli-and-minimize-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-vili
#10
REVIEW
Gary F Nieman, Joshua Satalin, Penny Andrews, Hani Aiash, Nader M Habashi, Louis A Gatto
It has been shown that mechanical ventilation in patients with, or at high-risk for, the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can be a double-edged sword. If the mechanical breath is improperly set, it can amplify the lung injury associated with ARDS, causing a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Conversely, the mechanical breath can be adjusted to minimize VILI, which can reduce ARDS mortality. The current standard of care ventilation strategy to minimize VILI attempts to reduce alveolar over-distension and recruitment-derecruitment (R/D) by lowering tidal volume (Vt) to 6 cc/kg combined with adjusting positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP) based on a sliding scale directed by changes in oxygenation...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124196/baseline-thrombospondin-1-concentrations-are-not-associated-with-mortality-in-septic-patients-a-single-center-cohort-study-on-the-intensive-care-unit
#11
Ruben J van der Wekken, Hans Kemperman, Mark Roest, Dylan W de Lange
BACKGROUND: The initial phase of sepsis is characterized by hyperinflammation. Levels of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) rise rapidly during acute inflammation. The purpose of this clinical study was to study the association between plasma TSP-1 levels and mortality in patients with sepsis on the intensive care unit. METHODS: Critically ill adult patients with sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock were included. They were further divided into tertiles based on their baseline plasma TSP-1 concentrations...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108970/erratum-to-heparin-binding-protein-is-important-for-vascular-leak-in-sepsis
#12
Peter Bentzer, Jane Fisher, HyeJin Julia Kong, Mattias Mörgelin, John H Boyd, Keith R Walley, James A Russell, Adam Linder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105603/resuscitation-fluid-composition-affects-hepatic-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-early-sepsis
#13
Amanda L Patrick, Peter M Grin, Nicole Kraus, Michelle Gold, Matthew Berardocco, Patricia C Liaw, Alison E Fox-Robichaud
BACKGROUND: Fluid resuscitation is a crucial therapy for sepsis, and the use of balanced fluids and/or isotonic albumin may improve patient survival. We have previously demonstrated that resuscitation with normal saline results in increased hepatic leukocyte recruitment in a murine model of sepsis. Given that clinical formulations of albumin are in saline, our objectives were to develop a novel balanced electrolyte solution specifically for sepsis and to determine if supplementing this solution with albumin would improve the inflammatory response in sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
#14
E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097512/deletion-of-nlrp3-protects-from-inflammation-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy
#15
Nora Huang, Melanie Kny, Fabian Riediger, Katharina Busch, Sibylle Schmidt, Friedrich C Luft, Hortense Slevogt, Jens Fielitz
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients develop atrophic muscle failure, which increases morbidity and mortality. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is activated early in sepsis. Whether IL-1β acts directly on muscle cells and whether its inhibition prevents atrophy is unknown. We aimed to investigate if IL-1β activation via the Nlrp3 inflammasome is involved in inflammation-induced atrophy. METHODS: We performed an experimental study and prospective animal trial. The effect of IL-1β on differentiated C2C12 muscle cells was investigated by analyzing gene-and-protein expression, and atrophy response...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092080/soluble-toll-like-receptor-2-is-a-biomarker-for-sepsis-in-critically-ill-patients-with-multi-organ-failure-within-12%C3%A2-h-of-icu-admission
#16
LETTER
Benjamin Holst, Tamas Szakmany, Anne-Catherine Raby, Vincent Hamlyn, Kimberley Durno, Judith E Hall, Mario O Labéta
Soluble TLR2 levels are elevated in infective and inflammatory conditions, but its diagnostic value with sepsis-induced multi-organ failure has not been evaluated. 37 patients with a diagnosis of severe sepsis/septic shock (sepsis) and 27 patients with organ failure without infection (SIRS) were studied. Median (IQR) plasma sTLR2 levels were 2.7 ng/ml (1.4-6.1) in sepsis and 0.6 ng/ml (0.4-0.9) in SIRS p < 0.001. sTLR2 showed good diagnostic value for sepsis at cut-off of 1.0 ng/ml, AUC:0.959. We report the ability of sTLR2 levels to discriminate between sepsis and SIRS within 12 h of ICU admission in patients with multi-organ failure...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058672/neuroprotective-effects-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-are-mediated-through-inhibition-of-complement-activation-and-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis
#17
Figen Esen, Gunseli Orhun, Perihan Ergin Ozcan, Evren Senturk, Melike Kucukerden, Murat Giris, Ugur Akcan, Canan Ugur Yilmaz, Nurcan Orhan, Nadir Arican, Mehmet Kaya, Sema Bilgic Gazioglu, Erdem Tuzun
BACKGROUND: Intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin (Ig) treatment is known to alleviate behavioral deficits and increase survival in the experimentally induced model of sepsis. To delineate the mechanisms by which IVIg treatment prevents neuronal dysfunction, an array of immunological and apoptosis markers was investigated. METHODS: Sepsis was induced by cecal ligation perforation (CLP) in rats. The animals were divided into five groups: sham, control, CLP + saline, CLP + immunoglobulin G (IgG) (250 mg/kg, iv), and CLP + immunoglobulins enriched with immunoglobulin M (IgGAM) (250 mg/kg, iv)...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943111/from-theory-to-bench-confirmation-or-from-bench-to-theory
#18
LETTER
Julien Demiselle, Frauke Tillmans, Andreas Koch, Peter Radermacher, Pierre Asfar
In this commentary, the authors discuss two possible approaches in experimental studies. The first approach is to replicate an experimentation in order to confirm or not previously published results. The second one is more theoretical and consists in estimating the expected effect of all the components of the problem. When theoretical calculations suggest a theoretical failure that contradicts previous published results, investigators are between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, how can already published data and theoretical likelihood of failure be reconciled?...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873263/effects-of-volume-resuscitation-on-the-microcirculation-in-animal-models-of-lipopolysaccharide-sepsis-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Nchafatso G Obonyo, Jonathon P Fanning, Angela S Y Ng, Leticia P Pimenta, Kiran Shekar, David G Platts, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Recent research has identified an increased rate of mortality associated with fluid bolus therapy for severe sepsis and septic shock, but the mechanisms are still not well understood. Fluid resuscitation therapy administered for sepsis and septic shock targets restoration of the macro-circulation, but the pathogenesis of sepsis is complex and includes microcirculatory dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to systematically review data comparing the effects of different types of fluid resuscitation on the microcirculation in clinically relevant animal models of lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864774/comparison-of-an-automatic-analysis-and-a-manual-analysis-of-conjunctival-microcirculation-in-a-sheep-model-of-haemorrhagic-shock
#20
Philip-Helge Arnemann, Michael Hessler, Tim Kampmeier, Andrea Morelli, Hugo Karel Van Aken, Martin Westphal, Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer
BACKGROUND: Life-threatening diseases of critically ill patients are known to derange microcirculation. Automatic analysis of microcirculation would provide a bedside diagnostic tool for microcirculatory disorders and allow immediate therapeutic decisions based upon microcirculation analysis. METHODS: After induction of general anaesthesia and instrumentation for haemodynamic monitoring, haemorrhagic shock was induced in ten female sheep by stepwise blood withdrawal of 3 × 10 mL per kilogram body weight...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
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