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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737575/diabetes-is-not-associated-with-increased-90-day-mortality-risk-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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Lonneke A van Vught, Rebecca Holman, Evert de Jonge, Nicolette F de Keizer, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of pre-existing diabetes, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia during the first 24 hours of ICU admissions with 90-day mortality in patients with sepsis admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: We used mixed effects logistic regression to analyze the association of diabetes, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia with 90-day mortality (n = 128,222). SETTING: All ICUs in the Netherlands between January 2009 and 2014 that participated in the Dutch National Intensive Care Evaluation registry...
July 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716593/the-critical-care-literature-2016
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REVIEW
Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711861/healthcare-infrastructure-capacity-to-respond-to-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-sari-and-sepsis-in-vietnam-a-low-middle-income-country
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Vu Quoc Dat, Nguyen Thanh Long, Kim Bao Giang, Pham Bich Diep, Ta Hoang Giang, Janet V Diaz
PURPOSE: This study investigated the availability of relevant structural and human resources needed for the clinical management of patients with severe acute respiratory infections and sepsis in critical care units in Vietnam. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted by purposive sampling of 128 hospitals (36% of total hospitals in surveyed provinces), including 25 provincial and 103 district level hospitals, from 20 provinces in Vietnam. Data on availability of hospital characteristics, structural resources and health care workers was then analyzed...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709443/severity-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bangchuan Hu, Renhua Sun, Aiping Wu, Yin Ni, Jingquan Liu, Feng Guo, Lijun Ying, Guoping Ge, Aijun Ding, Yunchao Shi, Changwen Liu, Lei Xu, Ronglin Jiang, Jun Lu, Ronghai Lin, Yannan Zhu, Weidong Wu, Bo Xie
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine proposed a definition for acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) based on current medical evidence and expert opinion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the current AGI grading system and to investigate the association between AGI severity grades with clinical outcome in critically ill patients. METHODS: Adult patients at 14 general intensive care units (ICUs) with an expected ICU stay ≥24 h were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706103/vitamin-d-levels-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-vid-aki
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Lynda Katherine Cameron, Katie Lei, Samantha Smith, Nanci Leigh Doyle, James F Doyle, Kate Flynn, Nicola Purchase, John Smith, Kathryn Chan, Farida Kamara, Nardos Ghebremedhin Kidane, Lui G Forni, Dominic Harrington, Geeta Hampson, Marlies Ostermann
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects more than 50% of critically ill patients. The formation of calcitriol, the active vitamin D metabolite, from the main inactive circulating form, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), occurs primarily in the proximal renal tubules. This results in a theoretical basis for reduction in levels of calcitriol over the course of an AKI. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in critically ill adults, and has been associated with increased rates of sepsis, longer hospital stays and increased mortality...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697503/update-of-sepsis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Kelly Roveran Genga, James A Russell
Sepsis, the most common cause of admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), has had an increased incidence and prevalence over the last years with a simultaneous decrease in its short-term mortality. Sepsis survivors are more frequently discharged from hospital and often experience long-term outcomes such as late mortality, immune dysfunction, secondary infections, impaired quality of life, and unplanned readmissions. Early recognition and management of sepsis have challenged emergency care and critical care physicians and nurses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697154/interfacility-transport-shock-index-is-associated-with-decreased-survival-in-children
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Ryan M Jennings, Bradley A Kuch, Kathryn A Felmet, Richard A Orr, Joseph A Carcillo, Ericka L Fink
BACKGROUND: Shock index, the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure that changes with age, is associated with mortality in adults after trauma and in children with sepsis. We assessed the utility of shock index to predict sepsis diagnosis and survival in children requiring interfacility transport to a tertiary care center. METHODS: We studied children aged 1 month to 21 years who had at least 2 sets of vital signs recorded during interfacility transport to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh by our critical care transport team...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692440/cefepime-associated-with-phenytoin-induced-stevens-johnson-syndrome
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José Marco-Del Río, Esther Domingo-Chiva, Pablo Cuesta-Montero, Ana Valladolid-Walsh, Eva María García-Martínez
We describe a recent case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. A 49-year-old man was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of an Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Department because of a Fournier gangrene that derived in a sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and renal failure. He was under treatment with cefepime and suffered a generalized status epilepticus, so started treatment with phenytoin. The next day he developed a "maculous cutaneous eruption in trunk and lower limbs" compatible with a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome...
July 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687212/sepsis-and-challenging-infections-in-the-immunosuppressed-patient-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Diana F Florescu, Uriel Sandkovsky, Andre C Kalil
In 2017, most intensive care units (ICU) worldwide are admitting a growing population of immunosuppressed patients. The most common causes of pre-ICU immunosuppression are solid organ transplantation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and infection due to human immunodeficiency virus. In this article, we review the most frequent infections that cause critical care illness in each of these 3 immunosuppressed patient populations.
July 5, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676904/differences-in-cvvh-vs-cvvhdf-in-the-management-of-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Vedran Premuzic, Nikolina Basic-Jukic, Bojan Jelakovic, Petar Kes
We hypothesized that patients with sepsis and AKI, especially patients without preserved renal function, and treated with continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF), have lower risk for mortality than patients treated with continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH). Patients were included if they fulfilled the diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock, suffered AKI and received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in intensive care unit. There were 62 patients treated by CVVH and 75 treated by CVVHDF...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673010/rhubarb-vs-glycerin-enema-for-treatment-of-critically-ill-patients-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Bing Wan, Hao Zhang, Jiangtao Yin, Haiyan Fu, Yikun Chen, Liping Yang, Dadong Liu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
Rhubarb has been used as an evacuant for thousands of years. However, recent research has indicated that rhubarb inhibits inflammation and protects organ function. In the current study, the use of rhubarb was investigated in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Specifically, its dual role in attenuating lung and bowel injury by catharsis and inhibiting inflammation was evaluated. Patients in the glycerin group (n=56) received 110 ml of glycerin enema by coloclysis once daily for 7 to 9 days. Patients in the rhubarb group (n=56) were treated with a mixture of 0...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669799/comparison-of-dna-extraction-methods-used-to-detect-bacterial-and-yeast-dna-from-spiked-whole-blood-by-real-time-pcr
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Libera M Dalla-Costa, Luis G Morello, Danieli Conte, Luciane A Pereira, Jussara K Palmeiro, Altair Ambrosio, Dayane Cardozo, Marco A Krieger, Sonia M Raboni
Sepsis is the leading cause of death in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide and its diagnosis remains a challenge. Blood culturing is the gold standard technique for blood stream infection (BSI) identification. Molecular tests to detect pathogens in whole blood enable early use of antimicrobials and affect clinical outcomes. Here, using real-time PCR, we evaluated DNA extraction using seven manual and three automated commercially available systems with whole blood samples artificially contaminated with Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans, microorganisms commonly associated with BSI...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669551/low-accuracy-of-positive-qsofa-criteria-for-predicting-28-day-mortality-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-during-the-early-period-after-emergency-department-presentation
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Sung Yeon Hwang, Ik Joon Jo, Se Uk Lee, Tae Rim Lee, Hee Yoon, Won Chul Cha, Min Seob Sim, Tae Gun Shin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the diagnostic performance of positive Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores for predicting 28-day mortality among critically ill septic patients during the early period after emergency department (ED) presentation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study at a tertiary care academic center. We reviewed a registry of adult (≥18 years) patients who received a diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock during an ED stay from August 2008 through September 2014...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666578/outpatient-beta-blockers-and-survival-from-sepsis-results-from-a-national-cohort-of-medicare-beneficiaries
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Kathleen E Singer, Courtney E Collins, Julie M Flahive, Allison S Wyman, M Didem Ayturk, Heena P Santry
BACKGROUND: Elderly Americans suffer increased mortality from sepsis. Given that beta-blockers have been shown to be cardioprotective in critical care, we investigated outpatient beta-blocker prescriptions and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries admitted for sepsis. METHODS: We queried a 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries for patients admitted with sepsis. We used in-hospital and outpatient prescription drug claims to compare in-hospital and 30-day mortality based on pre-admission beta-blocker prescription and class of beta-blocker prescribed using univariate tests of comparison and multivariable logistic regression models and another class of medications for control...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661973/determinants-of-antibiotic-tailoring-in-pediatric-intensive-care-a-national-survey
#16
Patricia S Fontela, Caroline Quach, Mohammad E Karim, Douglas F Willson, Elaine Gilfoyle, James Dayre McNally, Milagros Gonzales, Jesse Papenburg, Steven Reynolds, Jacques Lacroix
OBJECTIVES: To describe the criteria that currently guide empiric antibiotic treatment in children admitted to Canadian PICUs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Canadian PICUs. SUBJECTS: Pediatric intensivists and pediatric infectious diseases specialists. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We used focus groups and literature review to design the survey questions and its four clinical scenarios (sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis, and intra-abdominal infections)...
June 28, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661414/muscle-mass-and-physical-recovery-in-icu-innovations-for-targeting-of-nutrition-and-exercise
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Paul E Wischmeyer, Zudin Puthucheary, Iñigo San Millán, Daniel Butz, Michael P W Grocott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We have significantly improved hospital mortality from sepsis and critical illness in last 10 years; however, over this same period we have tripled the number of 'ICU survivors' going to rehabilitation. Furthermore, as up to half the deaths in the first year following ICU admission occur post-ICU discharge, it is unclear how many of these patients ever returned home or a meaningful quality of life. For those who do survive, recent data reveals many 'ICU survivors' will suffer significant functional impairment or post-ICU syndrome (PICS)...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661413/oxidative-lipidomics-applications-in-critical-care
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Tamil S Anthonymuthu, Nahmah Kim-Campbell, Hülya Bayır
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lipid peroxidation has long been established as a key player in the pathophysiology of critical illness. Recent developments in oxidative lipidomics have aided in deciphering the molecular mechanisms of lipid oxidation in health and disease. This review discusses recent achievements and recent developments in oxidative lipidomics and its contribution to the understanding of critical illness. RECENT FINDINGS: Most studies involving acute injury focus on identifying the end products of lipid peroxidation...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659355/deficiency-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-%C3%AE-signaling-leads-to-diminished-numbers-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-increased-neutrophil-activity-resulting-in-mortality-due-to-endotoxic-shock
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Emeka B Okeke, Zhirong Mou, Nonso Onyilagha, Ping Jia, Abdelilah S Gounni, Jude E Uzonna
Despite decades of clinical and biomedical research, the pathogenesis of sepsis and its spectrum of diseases (severe sepsis and septic shock), which are leading causes of death in intensive care units, are still poorly understood. In this article, we show that signaling via the p110δ isoform of PI3K is critical for survival in experimental sepsis. Mice with an inactive knock-in mutation in the p110δ gene (p110δ(D910A)) succumbed acutely to nonlethal dose LPS challenge. The susceptibility of p110δ(D910A) mice to LPS was associated with increased neutrophil numbers and activities in the tissues, due in part to delayed apoptosis resulting mostly from inherent reduced regulatory T cell (Treg) numbers...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657585/issues-of-acute-kidney-injury-staging-and-management-in-sepsis-and-critical-illness-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Christian Nusshag, Markus A Weigand, Martin Zeier, Christian Morath, Thorsten Brenner
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has a high incidence on intensive care units around the world and is a major complication in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or septic shock. The short- and long-term complications are thereby devastating and impair the quality of life. Especially in terms of AKI staging, the determination of kidney function and the timing of dialytic AKI management outside of life-threatening indications are ongoing matters of debate. Despite several studies, a major problem remains in distinguishing between beneficial and unnecessary "early" or even harmful renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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