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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908335/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-quality-measure-sep-1-the-early-management-bundle-for-severe-sepsis-septic-shock
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REVIEW
Jeremy S Faust, Scott D Weingart
SEP-1, the new national quality measure on sepsis, resulted from an undertaking to standardize care for severe sepsis and septic shock regardless of the size of the emergency department where the patient is being treated. SEP-1 does not necessarily follow the best current evidence available. Nevertheless, a thorough understanding of SEP-1 is crucial because all hospitals and emergency providers will be accountable for meeting the requirements of this measure. SEP-1 is the first national quality measure on early management of sepsis care...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908334/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-management-of-sepsis
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REVIEW
Michael S Pulia, Robert Redwood, Brian Sharp
Sepsis represents a unique clinical dilemma with regard to antimicrobial stewardship. The standard approach to suspected sepsis in the emergency department centers on fluid resuscitation and timely broad-spectrum antimicrobials. The lack of gold standard diagnostics and evolving definitions for sepsis introduce a significant degree of diagnostic uncertainty that may raise the potential for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. Intervention bundles that combine traditional quality improvement strategies with emerging electronic health record-based clinical decision support tools and rapid molecular diagnostics represent the most promising approach to enhancing antimicrobial stewardship in the management of suspected sepsis in the emergency department...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908333/pitfalls-in-the-treatment-of-sepsis
#3
REVIEW
Lars-Kristofer N Peterson, Karin Chase
Sepsis is a challenging, dynamic, pathophysiology requiring expertise in diagnosis and management. Controversy exists as to the most sensitive early indicators of sepsis and sepsis severity. Patients presenting to the emergency department often lack complete history or clinical data that would point to optimal management. Awareness of these potential knowledge gaps is important for the emergency provider managing the septic patient. Specific areas of management including the initiation and management of mechanical ventilation, the appropriate disposition of the patient, and consideration of transfer to higher levels of care are reviewed...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908331/sepsis-resuscitation-in-resource-limited-settings
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REVIEW
Brian Meier, Catherine Staton
Our evolving understanding of the physiologic processes that lead to sepsis has led to updated consensus guidelines outlining priorities in the recognition and treatment of septic patients. However, an enormous question remains when considering how to best implement these guidelines in settings with limited resources, which include rural US emergency departments and low- and middle-income countries. The core principles of sepsis management should be a priority in community emergency departments. Similarly, cost-effective interventions are key priorities in low- and middle-income countries; however, consideration must be given to the unique challenges associated with such settings...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908330/sepsis-in-special-populations
#5
REVIEW
Matthew P Borloz, Khalief E Hamden
Sepsis is recognized by the presence of physiologic and laboratory changes that reflect the inflammatory response to infection on cellular and systemic levels. Comorbid conditions, such as cirrhosis, end-stage renal disease, and obesity, alter patients' susceptibility to infection and their response to it once present. Baseline changes in vital signs and chronic medications often mask clues to the severity of illness. The physiologic, hematologic, and biochemical adjustments that accompany pregnancy and the puerperium introduce similar challenges...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908329/pediatric-sepsis
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REVIEW
Melanie K Prusakowski, Audrey P Chen
Pediatric sepsis is distinct from adult sepsis in its definitions, clinical presentations, and management. Recognition of pediatric sepsis is complicated by the various pediatric-specific comorbidities that contribute to its mortality and the age- and development-specific vital sign and clinical parameters that obscure its recognition. This article outlines the clinical presentation and management of sepsis in neonates, infants, and children, and highlights some key populations who require specialized care.
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908328/the-new-usual-care
#7
REVIEW
Jared Radbel, Daniel Boutsikaris
Recent literature continues to refine which components of the early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) algorithm are necessary. Given it utilizes central venous pressure, continuous central venous oxygen saturation, routine blood transfusions, and inotropic medications, this algorithm can be timely, invasive, costly, and potentially harmful. New trials highlight early recognition, early fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotic treatment, source control, and the application of a multidisciplinary evidence-based approach as essential components of current sepsis management...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908327/ready-for-prime-time-biomarkers-in-sepsis
#8
REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
Sepsis is a common condition managed in the emergency department. Current diagnosis relies on physiologic criteria and suspicion of a source of infection using history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and imaging studies. The infection triggers a host response with the aim to destroy the pathogen, and this response can be measured. A reliable biomarker for sepsis should assist with earlier diagnosis, improve risk stratification, or improve clinical decision making. Current biomarkers for sepsis include lactate, troponin, and procalcitonin...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899391/atypical-presentation-of-anti-gbm-nephritis-in-a-90-year-old-patient
#9
Julie Omolola Okiro, Chaudhry Adeel Ebad, Amjad Zaman Khan
A 90-year-old woman who had bloody diarrhoea, nausea, weakness and reduced urine output was found to have acute kidney injury. Her inflammatory markers were raised and her chest X-ray suggested an inflammatory process. She was initially suspected to have acute kidney injury secondary to dehydration and sepsis but when her autoimmune screen returned positive for antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies our diagnosis and management strategy was reconsidered. This is a case report of Goodpasture disease presenting in an elderly patient...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899386/thyroid-abscess-in-case-of-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-a-rare-presentation
#10
Siddhesh Arun Kalantri, Saikat Datta, Dhritiman Maitra, Maitreyee Bhattacharyya
Thyroid abscess is a very rare clinical condition. It usually occurs in immunocompromised individuals or those with underlying malignancy. We report a case of multiple thyroid abscesses in the patient with Pre B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia which developed secondary to hematogenous spread from pyomyositis of right calf muscle. The patient developed sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation, which got resolved after thyroidectomy. He became afebrile after surgical intervention. Unfortunately, all the cultures were negative...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898352/management-of-the-open-abdomen-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-in-severe-abdominal-sepsis-a-review-of-48-cases-in-hospital-mexico-costa-rica
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Pablo Sibaja, Alfredo Sanchez, Guillermo Villegas, Alvaro Apestegui, Esteban Mora
INTRODUCTION: Despite the numerous advances in recent years, severe abdominal sepsis (with associated organ failure associated with infection) remains a serious, life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate. OA is a viable alternative to the previously used scheduled repeat laparotomy or continuous peritoneal lavage. The use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has been described as a successful method of management of the open abdomen. Adding instillation of saline solution to NPWT in a programmed and controlled manner, could offer the clinician an additional tool for the management of complex septic abdomen...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896468/evaluation-of-major-trauma-in-elderly-patients-a%C3%A2-single-trauma-center-analysis
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Samo Kocuvan, Drago Brilej, Domen Stropnik, Rolf Lefering, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to gather information about elderly major trauma patients admitted to one particular Slovenian trauma centre in Celje and examine this group of polytrauma patients, specifically with respect to mechanisms of injury, injury severity and distribution of injuries. Further on, to identify morbidity and mortality rates and compare these to the younger population and, finally, to determine the factors that have the most impact on treatment results...
November 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895930/obstetric-patients-in-intensive-care-unit-perspective-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-pakistan
#13
Rahat Qureshi, Sheikh Irfan Ahmed, Amir Raza, Ayesha Khurshid, Uzma Chishti
OBJECTIVE: Review of obstetric cases admitted to the intensive care unit. DESIGN: Ten year retrospective review of individual patients' medical records. PARTICIPANTS: Records of obstetric patients admitted from 2005-2014. SETTING: Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Diagnosis at the time of admission, associated risk factors, and intervention required aspects of management and rate of mortality...
November 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893639/surgical-rescue-the-next-pillar-of-acute-care-surgery
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Matthew E Kutcher, Jason L Sperry, Matthew R Rosengart, Deepika Mohan, Marcus K Hoffman, Matthew D Neal, Louis H Alarcon, Gregory A Watson, Juan Carlos Puyana, Graciela M Bauzá, Vaishali D Schuchert, Anisleidy Fombona, Tianhua Zhou, Samuel Zolin, Robert D Becher, Timothy R Billiar, Raquel M Forsythe, Brian S Zuckerbraun, Andrew B Peitzman
BACKGROUND: The evolving field of Acute Care Surgery (ACS) traditionally includes trauma, emergency general surgery, and critical care. However, the critical role of ACS in the rescue of patients with a surgical complication has not been explored. We here describe the role of 'surgical rescue' in the practice of Acute Care Surgery (ACS). METHODS: A prospective, electronic medical record-based ACS registry spanning January 2013 to May 2014 at a large urban academic medical center was screened by ICD-9 codes for acute surgical complications of an operative or interventional procedure...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887602/combination-of-aspirin-with-essential-fatty-acids-is-superior-to-aspirin-alone-to-prevent-or-ameliorate-sepsis-or-ards
#15
EDITORIAL
Undurti N Das
It has been suggested that aspirin may be of benefit in treating sepsis and ARDS in view of its ability to block cyclo-oxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activities; inhibit nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB); enhance the production of endothelial nitric oxide (eNO) and lipoxin A4 (LXA4). Our previous studies revealed that plasma phospholipid content of arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is low in patients with sepsis. This implies that beneficial actions of aspirin in sepsis and ARDS is unlikely to be obtained in view of deficiency of AA and EPA, the precursors of LXA4 and resolvins respectively that are potent anti-inflammatory compounds and enhancers of eNO generation...
November 25, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886576/the-effect-of-early-goal-directed-therapy-for-treatment-of-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Sun-Kyung Park, Su Rin Shin, Min Hur, Won Ho Kim, Eun-Ah Oh, Soo Hee Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) on reducing mortality compared with conventional management of severe sepsis or septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included a systemic review, using the Medline and EMBASE. Seventeen randomized trials with 5765 patients comparing EGDT with usual care were included. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in mortality between EGDT and control groups (relative risk [RR], 0...
October 30, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886531/coagulation-and-sepsis
#17
REVIEW
Marcel Levi, Tom van der Poll
Severe sepsis is almost invariably associated with systemic activation of coagulation. There is ample evidence that demonstrates a wide-ranging cross-talk between hemostasis and inflammation, which is probably implicated in the pathogenesis of organ dysfunction in patients with sepsis. Inflammation not only leads to initiation and propagation of coagulation activity, but coagulation also markedly influences inflammation. Molecular mechanisms that play a role in inflammation-induced effects on coagulation have been recognized in much detail...
November 19, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885340/acute-kidney-injury-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-review
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REVIEW
Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Gurusidda Manu, Shivani Kwatra, Osei-Tutu Owusu, Rupesh Raina
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a highly effective treatment strategy for lymphoproliferative disorders and bone marrow failure states including aplastic anemia and thalassemia. However, its use has been limited by the increased treatment related complications, including acute kidney injury (AKI) with an incidence ranging from 20% to 73%. AKI after HSCT has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. The incidence of AKI reported in recipients of myeloablative allogeneic transplant is considerably higher in comparison to other subclasses mainly due to use of cyclosporine and development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in allogeneic groups...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885296/outcome-of-twin-deliveries-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-eastern-nepal
#19
S Chaudhary, R R Singh, G S Shah, J Agrawal, S Kafle, L Shah
BACKGROUND: Twins, compared to singletons, have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the twinning rate, epidemiological variables and hospital outcome of twin deliveries and to find out ways of better management of twins in our part. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of the outcome of 92 twin pregnancies during one year study period (1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014) was conducted at BPKIHS. Twins delivered within the institution were included but cases less than 28 weeks gestation were excluded...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884883/bilateral-ureteric-obstruction-during-in-vitro-fertilisation-therapy-in-a-patient-with-complex-surgically-managed-crohn-s-disease
#20
Christopher Charles Khoo, Nikhil Ahluwalia, Jan Grace, Arun Sahai
A 37-year-old woman receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment presented with lethargy, fevers and anuria. Her background included complex surgically managed Crohn's disease and mild right-sided hydronephrosis (with no evidence of obstruction on MAG3 renogram). On examination, she had a distended abdomen with generalised tenderness. Blood tests revealed an acute kidney injury and confirmed sepsis. She was found to have bilateral ureteric obstruction with worsening of the right-sided hydronephrosis and new-onset left-sided hydronephrosis secondary to bilateral ovarian masses, diagnosed as mild ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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