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Definition of sepsis and septic shock

Sharukh Lokhandwala, Lars W Andersen, Sunil Nair, Parth Patel, Michael N Cocchi, Michael W Donnino
PURPOSE: Lactate reduction, a common method of risk stratification, has been variably defined. Among patients with an initial lactate >4mmol/L, we compared mortality prediction between a subsequent lactate ≥4mmol/L to a <10% and <20% decrease between initial and subsequent lactate values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a single-center retrospective study of patients presenting to the emergency department with an initial lactate ≥4mmol/L and suspected infection...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Craig M Coopersmith, Clifford S Deutschman
New definitions of sepsis and septic shock were published in early 2016, updating old definitions that have not been revisited since 2001. These new definitions should profoundly affect sepsis research. In addition, these paper present clinical criteria for identifying infected patients who are highly likely to have or to develop sepsis or septic shock. In contrast to previous approaches, these new clinical criteria are evidence based. In this review, two of the authors of the new definitions detail the content of the papers and explore the implications for shock and sepsis researchers...
September 29, 2016: Shock
Emily L Aaronson, Michael R Filbin, David F M Brown, Kathy Tobin, Elizabeth A Mort
BACKGROUND: The release of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) latest quality measure, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1), has intensified the long-standing debate over optimal care for severe sepsis and septic shock. Although the last decade of research has demonstrated the importance of comprehensive bundled care in conjunction with compliance mechanisms to reduce patient mortality, it is not clear that SEP-1 achieves this aim. The heterogeneous and often cryptic presentation of severe sepsis and septic shock, along with the multifaceted criteria for the definition of this clinical syndrome, pose a particular challenge for fitting requirements to this disease, and implementation could have unintended consequences...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yasemin Cag, Hulya Caskurlu, Yanyan Fan, Bin Cao, Haluk Vahaboglu
By definition, the terms sepsis and septic shock refer to a potentially fatal infectious state in which the early administration of an effective antibiotic is the most significant determinant of the outcome. Because of the global spread of resistant bacteria, the efficacy of antibiotics has been severely compromised. S. pneumonia, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas are the predominant pathogens of sepsis and septic shock. It is common for E. coli, Klebsiella, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas to be resistant to multiple drugs...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Luc Morin, Samiran Ray, Clare Wilson, Solenn Remy, Mohamed Rida Benissa, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Etienne Javouhey, Mark J Peters, Martin Kneyber, Daniele De Luca, Simon Nadel, Luregn Jan Schlapbach, Graeme Maclaren, Pierre Tissieres
PURPOSE: Although overall paediatric septic shock mortality is decreasing, refractory septic shock (RSS) is still associated with high mortality. A definition for RSS is urgently needed to facilitate earlier identification and treatment. We aim to establish a European society of paediatric and neonatal intensive care (ESPNIC) experts' definition of paediatric RSS. METHODS: We conducted a two-round Delphi study followed by an observational multicentre retrospective study...
October 5, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
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PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence density, point prevalence and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock in German intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: In a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal observational study, all patients already on the ICU at 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and all patients admitted to a participating ICU between 0:00 on 4 November 2013 and 2359 hours on 1 December 2013 were included. The patients were followed up for the occurrence of severe sepsis or septic shock (SEPSIS-1 definitions) during their ICU stay...
September 29, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Ryota Sato, Akira Kuriyama, Tadaaki Takada, Michitaka Nasu, Sarah Kyuragi Luthe
The aim of the study is to evaluate the epidemiology and clinical features of sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM).A retrospective cohort study was conducted.A total of 210 adult patients with sepsis or septic shock admitted to a Japanese tertiary care hospital from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015, who underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) on admission.The definition of SICM was ejection fraction (EF) < 50% and a ≥10% decrease compared to the baseline EF which recovered within 2 weeks, in sepsis or septic shock patients...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jan Horák, Martin Harazim, Thomas Karvunidis, Jaroslav Raděj, Ivan Novák, Martin Matějovič
UNLABELLED: Sepsis is the primary cause of death from infection. However, its early recognition remains a fundamental challenge in clinical practice. In February 2016, a newly revised sepsis definition has been published (SEPSIS-3). Sepsis has been redefined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. In this article, we introduce the updated definition of sepsis, discuss its pros and cons and suggest practical implications. The emphasis is put on basic and comprehensive clinical assessment...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Ali Duman, Ayhan Akoz, Mucahit Kapci, Mevlut Ture, Serhat Orun, Kıvanc Karaman, Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the pH, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and heart rate values on the first day of hospitalization in patients with a prediagnosis of sepsis and biomarkers that may predict mortality. METHODS: Patients hospitalized in an emergency intensive care unit with a diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome were classified as having sepsis (n = 28), septic shock (n = 8), or severe sepsis (n = 8) according to International Sepsis Guidelines (old criteria)...
June 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Florian Uhle, Benjamin G Chousterman, Robert Grützmann, Thorsten Brenner, Georg F Weber
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a major cause of death worldwide but its orchestrating components remain incompletely understood. On the one hand, development of sepsis results from an infectious focus that cannot be controlled by the immune system, but on the other, responding immune cells that can eliminate the infection inflict damage to the host by contributing to complications such as endothelial leakage, septic shock, and multiorgan failure. AREAS COVERED: In this review we give a comprehensive overview of how sepsis occurs, which exogenous and endogenous factors might affect the immune-pathophysiological course of sepsis and finally how this knowledge translates into up-to-date definitions and therapeutic approaches...
October 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Michael J Lanspa, Andrea R Gutsche, Emily L Wilson, Troy D Olsen, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Daniel B Knox, Samuel M Brown, Colin K Grissom
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is common in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, but the best approach to categorization is unknown. We assessed the association of common measures of diastolic function with clinical outcomes and tested the utility of a simplified definition of diastolic dysfunction against the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2009 definition. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, patients with severe sepsis or septic shock underwent transthoracic echocardiography within 24 h of onset of sepsis (median 4...
August 4, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Naeem K Patil, Julia K Bohannon, Edward R Sherwood
Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host responses to infection (Third International Consensus definition for Sepsis and septic shock). Despite decades of research, sepsis remains the leading cause of death in intensive care units. More than 40 clinical trials, most of which have targeted the sepsis-associated pro-inflammatory response, have failed. Thus, antibiotics and fluid resuscitation remain the mainstays of supportive care and there is intense need to discover and develop novel, targeted therapies to treat sepsis...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Sameer S Kadri, Chanu Rhee, Jeffrey R Strich, Megan K Morales, Samuel Hohmann, Jonathan Menchaca, Anthony F Suffredini, Robert L Danner, Michael Klompas
BACKGROUND: Reports that septic shock incidence is rising and mortality rates declining may be confounded by improving recognition of sepsis and changing coding practices. We compared trends in septic shock incidence and mortality in academic hospitals using clinical versus claims data. METHODS: We identified all patients with concurrent blood cultures, antibiotics, and ≥2 consecutive days of vasopressors and all patients with ICD-9 codes for septic shock at 27 academic hospitals from 2005-2014...
July 21, 2016: Chest
Ville Pettilä, Peter Buhl Hjortrup, Stephan M Jakob, Erika Wilkman, Anders Perner, Jukka Takala
PURPOSE: The interpretation of septic shock trial data is profoundly affected by patients, control intervention, co-interventions and selected outcome measures. We evaluated the reporting of control groups in recent septic shock trials. METHODS: We searched for original articles presenting randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in adult septic shock patients from 2006 to 2016. We included RCTs focusing on septic shock patients with at least two parallel groups and at least 50 patients in the control group...
July 23, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Teresa Perillo, Paola Muggeo, Giampaolo Arcamone, Francesco De Leonardis, Nicola Santoro
The purpose of the study was to examine safety and efficacy of non-activated Protein C (PC) supplementation in our cohort of septic pediatric hematological patients. We conducted a retrospective study of 22 septic patients receiving human plasma-derived PC concentrate from 2008 to 2015 at our Pediatric Oncology Center (Bari, Italy). The Surviving sepsis campaign definitions for sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock were used to define the patients' septic status. For each patient, we calculated Lansky performance status scale (LPSS) and a risk score defined the Hematologic risk score (HRS) that we created in 2007...
June 15, 2016: Pediatric Reports
Young Im Lee, Robert L Smith, Yevgeniya Gartshteyn, Sophia Kwon, Erin J Caraher, Anna Nolan
BACKGROUND: The study of sepsis is hindered by its heterogeneous time course and evolution. A subgroup of patients with severe sepsis develops shock soon after the initiation of treatment while others present hypotensive. We sought to determine the incidence of hypotension after the initiation of treatment for sepsis, and characterize their clinical features and course. METHODS: A retrospective review of electronic medical record of all septic patients (n = 542) that met the definition of septic shock within 24 hours of admission (2011 - 2012) at an urban Veteran Affairs Hospital was performed...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Francisco Colomina-Climent, Carola Giménez-Esparza, Cristina Portillo-Requena, José Manuel Allegue-Gallego, María Galindo-Martínez, Cristina Mollà-Jiménez, José Luis Antón-Pascual, Manuel Rodríguez-Serra, José Luis Martín-Ruíz, Pablo Juan Fernández-Arroyo, Eugenia María Blasco-Císcar, José Cánovas-Robles, Miguel Herrera-Murillo, Enrique González-Hernández, Fernando Sánchez-Morán, Manuel Solera-Suárez, Jesús Torres-Tortajada, José María Nuñez-Martínez, David Martín-Langerwerf, Eugenio Herrero-Gutiérrez, Isabel Sebastián-Muñoz, Antonio Palazón-Bru, Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén
INTRODUCTION: There is a lack of evidence in the efficacy of the coupled plasma filtration adsorption (CPFA) to reduce the mortality rate in septic shock. To fill this gap, we have designed the ROMPA study (Mortality Reduction in Septic Shock by Plasma Adsorption) to confirm whether treatment with an adequate dose of treated plasma by CPFA could confer a clinical benefit. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Our study is a multicentric randomised clinical trial with a 28-day and 90-day follow-up and allocation ratio 1:1...
July 12, 2016: BMJ Open
Emma Lucy Joynes, Jodie Martin, Mark Ross
This study aims to assess the management of septic shock by air medical retrieval teams in the remote setting. A retrospective observational study was performed over 36 months. Sixty-seven adult patients who met the criteria for septic shock were included. Respiratory sepsis was the working diagnosis for 53% of patients; this was confirmed on intensive care unit (ICU) discharge in 39% of patients. Intravenous antibiotics and oxygen were delivered in over 90% of patients. Central and arterial line insertions were performed in 48% and 40% of patients, respectively, and 79% of patients were catheterized...
July 2016: Air Medical Journal
Shu-Ling Fan, Nancy S Miller, John Lee, Daniel G Remick
Sepsis is the host response to microbial pathogens resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. An accurate and timely diagnosis of sepsis allows prompt and appropriate treatment. This review discusses laboratory testing for sepsis because differentiating systemic inflammation from infection is challenging. Procalcitonin (PCT) is currently an FDA approved test to aid in the diagnosis of sepsis but with questionable efficacy. However, studies support the use of PCT for antibiotic de-escalation. Serial lactate measurements have been recommended for monitoring treatment efficacy as part of sepsis bundles...
September 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Stefania Battista, Umberto Audisio, Claudia Galluzzo, Matteo Maggiorotto, Monica Masoero, Daniela Forno, Elisa Pizzolato, Marco Ulla, Manuela Lucchiari, Annarita Vitale, Corrado Moiraghi, Enrico Lupia, Fabio Settanni, Giulio Mengozzi
The diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of copeptin were evaluated in septic patients, as compared to procalcitonin assessment. In this single centre and observational study 105 patients were enrolled: 24 with sepsis, 25 with severe sepsis, 15 with septic shock, and 41 controls, divided in two subgroups (15 patients with gastrointestinal bleeding and 26 with suspected SIRS secondary to trauma, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism). Biomarkers were determined at the first medical evaluation and thereafter 24, 48, and 72 hours after admission...
2016: BioMed Research International
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