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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910086/higher-vs-lower-haemoglobin-threshold-for-transfusion-in-septic-shock-subgroup-analyses-of-the-triss-trial
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S L Rygård, L B Holst, J Wetterslev, P I Johansson, A Perner
BACKGROUND: Using a restrictive transfusion strategy appears to be safe in sepsis, but there may be subgroups of patients who benefit from transfusion at a higher haemoglobin level. We explored if subgroups of patients with septic shock and anaemia had better outcome when transfused at a higher vs. a lower haemoglobin threshold. METHODS: In post-hoc analyses of the full trial population of 998 patients from the Transfusion Requirements in Septic Shock (TRISS) trial, we investigated the intervention effect on 90-day mortality in patients with severe comorbidity (chronic lung disease, haematological malignancy or metastatic cancer), in patients who had undergone surgery (elective or acute) and in patients with septic shock as defined by the new consensus definition: lactate above 2 mmol/l and the need for vasopressors to maintain a mean arterial pressure above 65 mmHg...
December 2, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854510/variation-in-post-sepsis-readmission-patterns-a-cohort-study-of-veterans-affairs-beneficiaries
#2
Hallie C Prescott
RATIONALE: Re-hospitalization is common after sepsis, but little is known about the variation in readmission patterns across patient groups and care locations. OBJECTIVES: To examine the variation in post-sepsis readmission rates and diagnoses by patient age, nursing facility use, admission year, and hospital among U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries. METHODS: Observational cohort study of VA beneficiaries who survived a sepsis hospitalization (2009-2011) at 114 VA hospitals, stratified by age (<65 versus ≥ 65 years), nursing home usage (none, chronic, or acute), year of admission (2009, 2010, 2011), and hospital...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846034/an-update-on-classification-and-management-of-urosepsis
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Florian M E Wagenlehner, Zafer Tandogdu, Truls E Bjerklund Johansen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The urinary tract is the infection site in severe sepsis/septic shock in 10-30%. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a new Sepsis definition focusing on severe sepsis. Urosepsis is mainly due to obstructed uropathy of the upper urinary tract. The pathogenesis of sepsis is complex and is driven by the innate immune system. In the further course immunosuppression is developing.Management of urosepsis includes early diagnosis, early initiation of treatment such as identification and control of the complicating factor in the urinary tract and the specific sepsis therapy...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816060/septic-shock-with-no-diagnosis-at-24-hours-a-pragmatic-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Damien Contou, Damien Roux, Sébastien Jochmans, Rémi Coudroy, Emmanuel Guérot, David Grimaldi, Sylvie Ricome, Eric Maury, Gaëtan Plantefève, Julien Mayaux, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Christian Brun-Buisson, Nicolas de Prost
BACKGROUND: The lack of a patent source of infection after 24 hours of management of shock considered septic is a common and disturbing scenario. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the causes of shock with no diagnosis 24 hours after its onset, and to compare the outcomes of patients with early-confirmed septic shock to those of others. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, prospective, multicenter observational cohort study in ten intensive care units (ICU) in France...
November 6, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807819/sepsis-3-definitions-predict-icu-mortality-in-a-low-middle-income-country
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Bruno Adler Maccagnan Pinheiro Besen, Thiago Gomes Romano, Antonio Paulo Nassar, Leandro Utino Taniguchi, Luciano Cesar Pontes Azevedo, Pedro Vitale Mendes, Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Marcelo Park
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-3 definitions were published recently and validated only in high-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the new criteria's accuracy in stratifying mortality as compared to its predecessor (Sepsis-2) in a Brazilian public intensive care unit (ICU) and to investigate whether the addition of lactate values would improve stratification. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted between 2010 and 2015 in a public university's 19-bed ICU...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793427/clinical-and-microbiological-features-of-maternal-sepsis-a-retrospective-study
#6
G Abir, S Akdagli, A Butwick, B Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Identifying pregnant women with sepsis is challenging because diagnostic clinical and laboratory criteria overlap with normal pregnant physiologic indices. Our primary study aim was to describe clinical and laboratory characteristics of women diagnosed with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock. Our secondary aim was to determine positive predictive values for International Classification of Disease (ICD)-9 billing codes for sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. METHODS: After gaining Institutional Review Board approval, we identified women with ICD-9 codes for sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock who were admitted to a single tertiary obstetric center from 2007-2013...
September 10, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771598/absolute-lactate-value-vs-relative-reduction-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749763/the-new-sepsis-definitions-implications-for-the-basic-and-translational-research-communities
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720289/new-mandated-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-requirements-for-sepsis-reporting-caution-from-the-field
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713884/resistance-mechanisms
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709263/refractory-septic-shock-in-children-a-european-society-of-paediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-definition
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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...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686355/incidence-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-german-intensive-care-units-the-prospective-multicentre-insep-study
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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...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684877/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-sepsis-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627079/-sepsis-how-to-recognize-and-what-to-focus-on-back-to-basics-in-the-light-of-the-new-definition
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599399/prognostic-value-of-neglected-biomarker-in-sepsis-patients-with-the-old-and-new-criteria-predictive-role-of-lactate-dehydrogenase
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530423/pathogenic-immunologic-and-clinical-aspects-of-sepsis-update-2016
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487776/application-of-a-simplified-definition-of-diastolic-function-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468649/immunotherapy-a-promising-approach-to-reverse-sepsis-induced-immunosuppression
#18
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452768/estimating-ten-year-trends-in-septic-shock-incidence-and-mortality-in-united-states-academic-medical-centers-using-clinical-data
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448676/control-groups-in-recent-septic-shock-trials-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
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...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
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