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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635463/an-overview-of-the-evidence-based-practice-process-for-novice-researchers
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Emma Rowles, Amanda McNaughton
This article explores how nurses can use evidence-based practice to critique and evaluate the rationale and evidence for specific nursing procedures or practices. Through the development of a focused research question and search strategy, nurses can select and critique relevant research articles to answer the research question, which can support the provision of optimal practice and high-quality care. This article demonstrates the process of evidence-based practice, with the aim of increasing novice researchers' confidence in applying this process in practice...
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630061/increased-resistance-to-intradermal-francisella-tularensis-lvs-infection-by-inactivation-of-the-sts-phosphatases
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Kaustubh Parashar, Erik Kopping, David Frank, Vinaya Sampath, David G Thanassi, Nick Carpino
The Suppressor of TCR signaling proteins (Sts-1 and Sts-2) are two homologous phosphatases that negatively regulate signaling pathways in a number of hematopoietic lineages, including T lymphocytes. Mice lacking Sts expression are characterized by enhanced T cell responses. Additionally, a recent study demonstrated that Sts-/- mice are profoundly resistant to systemic infection of Candida albicans, with resistance characterized by enhanced survival, more rapid fungal clearance in key peripheral organs, and an altered inflammatory response...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629760/cardiac-overexpression-of-epac1-in-transgenic-mice-rescues-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-inhibits-jak-stat-pathway
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Huiling Jin, Takayuki Fujita, Meihua Jin, Reiko Kurotani, Iyuki Namekata, Shogo Hamaguchi, Yuko Hidaka, Wenqian Cai, Kenji Suita, Yoshiki Ohnuki, Yasumasa Mototani, Kouichi Shiozawa, Rajesh Prajapati, Chen Liang, Masanari Umemura, Utako Yokoyama, Motohiko Sato, Hikaru Tanaka, Satoshi Okumura, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Pro-inflammatory cytokines are released in septic shock and impair cardiac function via the Jak-STAT pathway. It is well known that sympathetic stimulation leads to coupling of the β-adrenergic receptor/Gs/adenylyl cyclase, a membrane-bound enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cAMP, thereby stimulating protein kinase A (PKA) and ultimately compensating for cardiac dysfunction. The mechanism of such compensation by catecholamine has been traditionally understood as PKA-mediated enforcement of cardiac contractility...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625257/-albumin-corrected-anion-gap-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-long-term-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis
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Xiaoli He, Xuelian Liao, Zhichao Xie, Chao Jiang, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether albumin corrected anion gap (ACAG) is associated with long-term mortality of sepsis patients. METHODS: Adult patients with a diagnosis of sepsis within the first 24 hours (from December 2013 to December 2014) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) were included via the Sepsis database of West China Hospital Sichuan University. To record their long-term survival, patients were followed up by telephone interview one year after enrollment...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625256/-comparison-of-effect-of-norepinephrine-and-terlipressin-on-patients-with-ards-combined-with-septic-shock-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhi Chen, Ping Zhou, Yuanhua Lu, Chunli Yang
OBJECTIVE: To approach the effect of different vasopressor on hemodynamics, volume responsiveness, fluid volume balance, renal function and prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. ARDS patients with septic shock admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 1st, 2015 to May 1st, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625250/-fulminant-clostridium-difficile-colitis-new-challenges-in-critical-care-medicine
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Bin Liu
Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) means severe Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC), which often manifested with severe diarrhea, fever, abdominal distention, electrolyte disorder, hypoalbuminemia, and it can lead to pseudo membrane colonitis, toxic megacolon, bowel perforation, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction. Now Clostridium difficile (CD) becomes one of the most important medical institutions related infectious pathogens. In particular, the recently discovered mutant CD strain NAP1/BI/ribotype 027 has high pathogenicity in the global epidemic and its outbreak...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623891/systolic-blood-pressure-variability-in-patients-with-early-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yi Tang, Jeff Sorenson, Michael Lanspa, Colin K Grissom, V J Mathews, Samuel M Brown
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are often lethal syndromes, in which the autonomic nervous system may fail to maintain adequate blood pressure. Heart rate variability has been associated with outcomes in sepsis. Whether systolic blood pressure (SBP) variability is associated with clinical outcomes in septic patients is unknown. The propose of this study is to determine whether variability in SBP correlates with vasopressor independence and mortality among septic patients. METHODS: We prospectively studied patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with an arterial catheter...
June 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622312/clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-klebsiella-endophthalmitis-10-year-experience-in-an-endemic-region
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C Y Chung, E S Wong, C C H Liu, M O M Wong, K K W Li
AimsTo identify the clinical features and prognostic factors of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.MethodsThis is a retrospective case series of all patients with Klebsiella endophthalmitis managed from January 2006 to December 2015 by Kowloon East Ophthalmic Service. Statistical analysis involved hypothesis testing on the SPSS 18.0 software (SPSS). A significance level of P<0.05 was taken.ResultsIn the 10-year period, K. pneumoniae accounted for 19 out of 39 cases of endogenous endophthalmitis (48...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620804/core-elements-of-general-supportive-care-for-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-resource-limited-settings
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Mervyn Mer, Marcus J Schultz, Neill K Adhikari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618919/discontinuation-of-vasopressin-before-norepinephrine-in-the-recovery-phase-of-septic-shock
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Drayton A Hammond, Kelsey McCain, Jacob T Painter, Oktawia A Clem, Julia Cullen, Amy L Brotherton, Divyan Chopra, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Guidance for the discontinuation of vasopressors in the recovery phase of septic shock is limited. Norepinephrine is more easily titrated; however, septic shock is a vasopressin deficient state, which exogenous vasopressin endeavors to resolve. Discontinuation of vasopressin before norepinephrine may result in clinically significant hypotension. METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study compared discontinuation of norepinephrine and vasopressin in medically, critically ill patients in the recovery phase of septic shock from May 2014 to June 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618763/comparison-of-endothelin-and-nitric-oxide-synthase-blockers-on-hemorheological-parameters-in-endotoxemic-rats
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Neslihan H Dikmenoğlu Falkmarken, Okan Arihan, Alper B Iskit
BACKGROUND/AIM: Septic shock is an important health problem that vastly alters cardiovascular and hemodynamic status. Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin is a counterpart of this endotoxemic state. This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that nonselective NO synthesis blocker (L-NAME), inducible NO synthesis blocker (L-canavanine), or endothelin receptor antagonist (bosentan) will reverse the effects of sepsis on hemorheological parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in 8 groups: saline (control), endotoxin, bosentan, L-NAME, L-canavanine, endotoxin + bosentan, endotoxin + L-NAME, and endotoxin + L-canavanine...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617768/serious-bacterial-infections-acquired-during-treatment-of-patients-given-a-diagnosis-of-chronic-lyme-disease-united-states
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Natalie S Marzec, Christina Nelson, Paul Ravi Waldron, Brian G Blackburn, Syed Hosain, Tara Greenhow, Gary M Green, Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, Marjorie Golden, Paul S Mead
The term "chronic Lyme disease" is used by some health care providers as a diagnosis for various constitutional, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric symptoms (1,2). Patients with a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease have been provided a wide range of medications as treatment, including long courses of intravenous (IV) antibiotics (3,4). Studies have not shown that such treatments lead to substantial long-term improvement for patients, and they can be harmful (1,5). This report describes cases of septic shock, osteomyelitis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and paraspinal abscess resulting from treatments for chronic Lyme disease...
June 16, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617763/short-term-peripheral-vasoactive-infusions-in-pediatrics-where-is-the-harm
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Jason T Patregnani, Anthony A Sochet, Darren Klugman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric shock represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Standardization of treatment such as volume resuscitation and vasoactive administration has resulted in improved patient outcomes. Vasoactives have been anecdotally associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation. There is a paucity of evidence in pediatrics to determine the ideal route of vasoactive infusions and what, if any, risk factors and harm are associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617696/should-hyperoxia-be-avoided-during-sepsis-an-experimental-study-in-ovine-peritonitis
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Xinrong He, Fuhong Su, Keliang Xie, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Katia Donadello, Jean-Louis Vincent
OBJECTIVES: Optimizing oxygen delivery is an important part of the hemodynamic resuscitation of septic shock, but concerns have been raised over the potentially deleterious effects of hyperoxia. We evaluated the impact of hyperoxia on hemodynamics, the microcirculation, and cerebral and renal metabolism in an ovine model of septic shock. DESIGN: Randomized animal study. SETTING: University hospital animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Fourteen adult female sheep...
June 14, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617330/identification-of-pathogenic-factors-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-using-impedimetric-sensor-equipped-with-biomimetic-surfaces
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Duyen Thi Ngoc Huynh, Ah-Young Kim, Young-Rok Kim
K.pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that causes nosocomial infections, such as, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septic shock, and gastro intestinal disease. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), capsular polysaccharide, and fimbriae are recognized major virulence factors of K.pneumoniae and play key roles during early stages of infections. In this study, we functionalized the surface of gold electrode with mannose and mucin to monitor the adhesion-associated virulence factors of K.pneumoniae. The binding characteristics of K...
June 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616838/assessment-of-renal-hemodynamic-toxicity-of-fluid-challenge-with-0-9-nacl-compared-to-balanced-crystalloid-plasmalyte-%C3%A2-in-a-rat-model-with-severe-sepsis
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Pierre-Yves Olivier, François Beloncle, Valérie Seegers, Maher Tabka, Mathilde Renou de La Bourdonnaye, Alain Mercat, Paul Cales, Daniel Henrion, Peter Radermacher, Lise Piquilloud, Nicolas Lerolle, Pierre Asfar
BACKGROUND: According to international guidelines, volume expansion with crystalloids is the first-line treatment for hemodynamic management in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. Compared to balanced crystalloids, 0.9% sodium chloride (0.9% NaCl) induces hyperchloremia and metabolic acidosis and may alter renal hemodynamics and function. We compared the effects of 0.9% NaCl to a less chloride-concentrated fluid, PlasmaLyte(®) (PL) in targeted fluid resuscitation in a randomized, double-blind controlled study in an experimental model of severe sepsis in rats...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616781/impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-expression-during-resuscitated-murine-septic-shock
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Tamara Merz, Josef A Vogt, Ulrich Wachter, Enrico Calzia, Csaba Szabo, Rui Wang, Peter Radermacher, Oscar McCook
BACKGROUND: Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) was shown to have a regulatory role in glucose metabolism. Circulatory shock can induce metabolic stress, thereby leading to hyperglycemia and mitochondrial dysfunction. In vitro data suggest an effect of high glucose on CSE expression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hyperglycemia on CSE expression in resuscitated murine septic shock. METHODS: Normo- (80-150 mg/dl) and hyperglycemic (>200 mg/dl) male C57/BL6J mice (n = 5-6 per group) underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced polymicrobial sepsis or sham procedure (n = 6 per group) and, 15 h afterwards, were anesthetized again, surgically instrumented and received intensive care treatment, including antibiotics, lung protective mechanical ventilation, circulatory support, and intravenous (i...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
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