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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916121/controversies-in-corticosteroid-use-for-sepsis
#1
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are potentially deadly conditions managed in the emergency department (ED). Management centers on source control, fluid resuscitation, broad-spectrum antimicrobials, and vasopressors as needed. The use of corticosteroids is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence behind corticosteroid therapy in patients with septic shock. DISCUSSION: Septic shock is associated with severe mortality and morbidity...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916120/does-early-and-appropriate-antibiotic-administration-improve-mortality-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
#2
Robert Sherwin, Michael E Winters, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain significant public health concerns. Appropriate emergency department management includes early recognition, hemodynamic resuscitation, source control, and prompt antibiotic administration. Current international guidelines strongly recommend administration of early and appropriate antibiotics for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Interestingly, a recent Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to provide a similar recommendation on antibiotic administration...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915394/overcoming-the-warburg-effect-is-it-the-key-to-survival-in-sepsis
#3
REVIEW
David Bar-Or, Matthew Carrick, Allen Tanner, Mark J Lieser, Leonard T Rael, Edward Brody
Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality in the U.S. and Europe. Sepsis and septic shock are the results of severe metabolic abnormalities following infection. Aerobic glycolysis (the Warburg Effect) is as much a hallmark of sepsis as it is of cancer. Warburg observed that cancer cells generated energy through glycolysis (generation of ATP through degradation of glucose, usually associated with anaerobic conditions) rather than through oxidative phosphorylation (generation of ATP through the mitochondrial inner membrane via the tricarboxylic acid cycle, usually associated with aerobic conditions)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915308/mutilating-purpura-fulminans-in-an-adult-with-meningococcal-sepsis
#4
María Elena Arnáiz-García, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Francisco Gutierrez-Diez, Juan Francisco Nistal, Jose María González-Santos, Ivana Pulitani, Carlos Amado-Diago, Javier Arnáiz
We report a dramatic case of meningococcal sepsis manifesting as purpura fulminans in an elderly diabetic woman. Hemodynamic instability and severe bilateral cutaneous lesions involving her hands and feet developed rapidly. Specific antibiotic therapy and the administration of inotropic and vasopressor drugs were initiated. The severity and extension of the cutaneous lesions (attributed to purpura fulminans) worsened because of the need for vasoconstrictors for the treatment of septic shock. Bilateral transmetatarsal and metacarpal amputations were required to stabilize the patient...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906287/racial-disparities-in-sepsis-related-in-hospital-mortality-using-a-broad-case-capture-method-and-multivariate-controls-for-clinical-and-hospital-variables-2004-2013
#5
Jenna M Jones, Kathryn R Fingar, Melissa A Miller, Rosanna Coffey, Marguerite Barrett, Thomas Flottemesch, Kevin C Heslin, Darryl T Gray, Ernest Moy
OBJECTIVES: As sepsis hospitalizations have increased, in-hospital sepsis deaths have declined. However, reported rates may remain higher among racial/ethnic minorities. Most previous studies have adjusted primarily for age and sex. The effect of other patient and hospital characteristics on disparities in sepsis mortality is not yet well-known. Furthermore, coding practices in claims data may influence findings. The objective of this study was to use a broad method of capturing sepsis cases to estimate 2004-2013 trends in risk-adjusted in-hospital sepsis mortality rates by race/ethnicity to inform efforts to reduce disparities in sepsis deaths...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906284/effect-of-transfusion-on-mortality-and-other-adverse-events-among-critically-ill-septic-patients-an-observational-study-using-a-marginal-structural-cox-model
#6
Claire Dupuis, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Sébastien Bailly, Christophe Adrie, Dany Goldgran-Toledano, Elie Azoulay, Stéphane Ruckly, Guillaume Marcotte, Bertrand Souweine, Michael Darmon, Yves Cohen, Carole Schwebel, Guillaume Lacave, Lila Bouadma, Jean-Francois Timsit
OBJECTIVES: RBC transfusion is often required in patients with sepsis. However, adverse events have been associated with RBC transfusion, raising safety concerns. A randomized controlled trial validated the 7 g/dL threshold, but previously transfused patients were excluded. Cohort studies led to conflicting results and did not handle time-dependent covariates and history of treatment. Additional data are thus warranted to guide patient's management. DESIGN: To estimate the effect of one or more RBC within 1 day on three major outcomes (mortality, ICU-acquired infections, and severe hypoxemia) at day 30, we used marginal structural models...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903154/incidence-and-trends-of-sepsis-in-us-hospitals-using-clinical-vs-claims-data-2009-2014
#7
Chanu Rhee, Raymund Dantes, Lauren Epstein, David J Murphy, Christopher W Seymour, Theodore J Iwashyna, Sameer S Kadri, Derek C Angus, Robert L Danner, Anthony E Fiore, John A Jernigan, Greg S Martin, Edward Septimus, David K Warren, Anita Karcz, Christina Chan, John T Menchaca, Rui Wang, Susan Gruber, Michael Klompas
Importance: Estimates from claims-based analyses suggest that the incidence of sepsis is increasing and mortality rates from sepsis are decreasing. However, estimates from claims data may lack clinical fidelity and can be affected by changing diagnosis and coding practices over time. Objective: To estimate the US national incidence of sepsis and trends using detailed clinical data from the electronic health record (EHR) systems of diverse hospitals. Design, Setting, and Population: Retrospective cohort study of adult patients admitted to 409 academic, community, and federal hospitals from 2009-2014...
September 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889100/role-of-admission-troponin-t-and-serial-troponin-t-testing-in-predicting-outcomes-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#8
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Ankit Sakhuja, Jeffrey B Geske, Mukesh Kumar, Joseph T Poterucha, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Allan S Jaffe, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Troponin-T elevation is seen commonly in sepsis and septic shock patients admitted to the intensive care unit. We sought to evaluate the role of admission and serial troponin-T testing in the prognostication of these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective cohort study from 2007 to 2014 on patients admitted to the intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic with severe sepsis and septic shock. Elevated admission troponin-T and significant delta troponin-T were defined as ≥0...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888058/increased-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-1-in-regulatory-t-cells-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-observational-clinical-study
#9
Qiang Liu, Le An, Zhijiang Qi, Yongzhen Zhao, Chunsheng Li
While regulatory T-cells (Tregs) constitutively express programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), the role of PD-1 expression in Tregs of patients with sepsis remains unclear. Thus, we determined PD-1 expression in Tregs from the peripheral blood of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock Seventy-eight patients with severe sepsis and 40 with septic shock, as well as 21 healthy subjects, were enrolled in this study. The percentage of peripheral blood PD-1+ Tregs, as well as absolute Treg counts, were compared between these 3 groups...
September 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884343/prognostic-impact-of-isolated-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-8-year-historical-cohort-study
#10
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mukesh Kumar, Govind Pandompatam, Ankit Sakhuja, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey B Geske, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic myocardial dysfunction is reported commonly in sepsis and septic shock, but there are limited data on sepsis-related right ventricular dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association of right ventricular dysfunction with clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: Historical cohort study of adult patients admitted to all intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2014 for severe sepsis and septic shock, who had an echocardiogram performed within 72 h of admission...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879784/non-chemotherapy-drug-induced-neutropenia-an-update
#11
Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet
To date, non-chemotherapy drug-induced severe neutropenia (neutrophil count of ≤0.5 x 10(9)/L) also called idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis is little discussed in the literature. In the present paper, we report and discuss the clinical data and management of this rare disorder. Areas covered: To do this, we carried out a review of the literature using PubMed database of the US National Library of Medicine. We also used data from the American Society of Hematology educational books, textbooks of Hematology and Internal medicine, and information gleaned from international meetings...
September 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874949/sepsis-definitions-the-search-for-gold-and-what-cms-got-wrong
#12
REVIEW
Annahieta Kalantari, Haney Mallemat, Scott D Weingart
On October 1, 2015, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a core measure addressing the care of septic patients. These core measures are controversial among healthcare providers. This article will address that there is no gold standard definition for sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock and the CMS-assigned definitions for severe sepsis and septic shock are premature and inconsistent with evidence-based definitions.
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870057/-clinical-analysis-of-34-cases-with-sepsis-and-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome
#13
H X Ma, X J Shi, Y R Liang, H D Shi, H Wang, Y S Zhao
Objective: To study the clinical characteristics of sepsis with systemic capillary leak syndrome(SCLS) and to evaluate the therapeutic effect and clinical significance of fluid therapy adjusted timely in these patients. Methods: The clinical data of 34 patients with sepsis and SCLS in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery ICU of General Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital from July 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed.There were 21 males and 13 females, aged from 21 to 74 years, with an average age of 56...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860348/assessment-of-sepsis-3-criteria-and-quick-sofa-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-bacterial-infections
#14
Salvatore Piano, Michele Bartoletti, Marta Tonon, Maurizio Baldassarre, Giada Chies, Antonietta Romano, Pierluigi Viale, Elia Vettore, Marco Domenicali, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Anna Chiara Frigo, Alessandra Brocca, Mauro Bernardi, Paolo Caraceni, Paolo Angeli
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen for sepsis...
August 31, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859468/clinical-and-microbiological-factors-associated-with-early-patient-mortality-from-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
#15
Tark Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Ki-Ho Park, Kyung Mi Bang, Su-Jin Park, Sung-Han Kim, Jin-Yong Jeong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Jun Hee Woo, Yang Soo Kim
Background/Aims: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSAB) is a major bloodstream infection with a high mortality rate. Identification of factors associated with early mortality in MRSAB patients would be useful for predicting prognosis and developing new therapeutic options. Methods: A prospective cohort of MRSAB patients was examined between August 2008 and June 2011. Early and late mortality was defined as death within 2 and 28 days of blood culture, respectively...
July 6, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858918/implementation-of-the-surviving-sepsis-campaign-guidelines
#16
Vikramjit Mukherjee, Laura Evans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Early identification and appropriate management of sepsis improves outcomes. Despite convincing data showing the benefits of early recognition and treatment of sepsis and septic shock, implementation of such evidence-based therapy is suboptimal. This review describes methods that have been shown to improve bedside application of the evidence-based guidelines. RECENT FINDINGS: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has developed guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856354/severity-weighting-of-postoperative-adverse-events-in-orthopedic-surgery
#17
Daniel D Bohl, Junyoung Ahn, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Andre M Samuel, Matthew L Webb, Bryce A Basques, Nicholas S Golinvaux, Kern Singh, Jonathan N Grauer
Studies of adverse events (AEs) after orthopedic surgery commonly use composite AE outcomes. An example of such an outcome is any AE. These types of outcomes treat AEs with different clinical significance (eg, death, urinary tract infection) similarly. We conducted a study to address this shortcoming in research methodology by creating a single severity-weighted outcome that can be used to characterize the overall severity of a given patient's postoperative course. All orthopedic faculty members at 2 academic institutions were invited to complete a severity-weighting exercise in which AEs were assigned a percentage severity of death...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845081/soluble-cd14-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-in-hematological-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
#18
Sini Korpelainen, Carina Intke, Sari Hämäläinen, Esa Jantunen, Auni Juutilainen, Kari Pulkki
OBJECTIVE: Elevated levels of a cell surface glycoprotein, soluble cluster of differentiation 14 (sCD14), have been observed in patients with sepsis. Only scarce data are available on sCD14 in hematological patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia. The study aim was to investigate sCD14 as an early biomarker in febrile neutropenia after intensive chemotherapy to detect a rapidly deteriorating clinical course early enough to avoid serious infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 87 adult hematological patients at the start of febrile neutropenia after intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia or after autologous stem cell transplantation...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844532/esophageal-perforation-due-to-blunt-chest-trauma-difficult-diagnosis-because-of-coexisting-severe-disturbance-of-consciousness
#19
Satomi Mezuki, Yuji Shono, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Kana Hisanaga, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Kenta Momii, Jun Maki, Kentaro Tokuda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Esophageal perforation due to blunt trauma is a rare clinical condition, and the diagnosis is often difficult because patients have few specific symptoms. Delayed diagnosis may result in a fatal clinical course due to mediastinitis and subsequent sepsis. In this article, we describe a 26-year-old man with esophageal perforation due to blunt chest trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Because a severe disturbance of consciousness masked the patient's trauma-induced thoracic symptoms, we required 11h to diagnose the esophageal perforation...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843067/elevated-modified-shock-index-in-early-sepsis-is-associated-with-myocardial-dysfunction-and-mortality
#20
Namita Jayaprakash, Ognjen Gajic, Ryan D Frank, Nathan Smischney
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the association of an elevated modified shock index (MSI) in sepsis and myocardial dysfunction. METHODS: This single center exploratory retrospective cohort study was conducted at Mayo Clinic from 2011 to 2014. It includes adults admitted to the medical intensive care unit with severe sepsis or septic shock. The time MSI>1.3, area under the curve, in the first 6h was assessed using logistic regression for primary outcomes of myocardial dysfunction and depression and secondary outcomes including mortality and SOFA score...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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