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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333181/candida-auris-candidaemia-in-indian-icus-analysis-of-risk-factors
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Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Raees A Paul, Prashant Sood, Harsimran Kaur, Malini R Capoor, Anupma J Kindo, Rungmei S K Marak, Anita Arora, Raman Sardana, Shukla Das, Deepinder Chhina, Atul Patel, Immaculata Xess, Bansidhar Tarai, Pankaj Singh, Anup Ghosh
Objectives: To identify the risk factors associated with Candida auris candidaemia, as this fungus now poses a global threat. Methods: We performed a subgroup analysis of a previously reported study of 27 Indian ICUs. The clinical data of candidaemia cases due to C. auris and other Candida species were compared to determine significant risk factors associated with C. auris infection. Results: Of the 1400 candidaemia cases reported earlier, 74 (5...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332853/correlations-between-lp-pla2-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-and-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-chinese-population
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Min Ma, Chun-Xia Zhai, Cai-Xia Sun
OBJECTIVE: This case-control study explored correlations between LP-PLA2 gene polymorphisms (A379V, V279F, and R92H) and susceptibility and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in a Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to October 2015, 94 AP patients were chosen as the case group. According to the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score standard, AP patients were divided into a mild AP (MAP) group (n = 46) and severe AP (SAP) group (n = 48)...
March 23, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329734/elevated-mif-2-levels-predict-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Julia Pohl, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Pia Stock, Peter Luedike, Tienush Rassaf
PURPOSE: D-dopachrome tautomerase (MIF-2 or DDT) is a member of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) superfamily and a close structural homolog to MIF. Circulating MIF-2 has been described to be elevated in patients suffering from sepsis, severe burn injury and after surgery. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of MIF-2 in critically ill patients. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were studied upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327177/intestinal-t-lymphocyte-homing-is-associated-with-gastric-emptying-and-epithelial-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christian Greis, Zohal Rasuly, Rolf A Janosi, Lambros Kordelas, Dietrich W Beelen, Tobias Liebregts
BACKGROUND: Impaired gastric emptying is common in critically ill patients. Intestinal dysmotility, a major cause of feed intolerance, may foster infectious complications due to mucosal barrier disruption. However, little is known about gut-directed immune activation, intestinal barrier function and its association with impaired gastric emptying in critically ill patients at ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary care medical ICUs...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323290/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-development-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Marcela Kanova, Peter Sklienka, Roman Kula, Michal Burda, Jana Janoutova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Delirium is an acute brain dysfunction and a frequent complication in critically ill patients. When present it significantly worsens the prognosis of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of delirium and risk factors for delirium in a mixed group of trauma, medical and surgical ICU patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in one of the six-bed Intensive Care Units of the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic during a 12-month period...
March 14, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322314/the-prognostic-value-of-n-terminal-prob-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Mei-I Sung, Chung-Han Ho, Hsiao-Hua Liu, Chin-Ming Chen, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Chien-Ming Chao, Wei-Lun Liu, Shu-Chen Hsing, Kuo-Chen Cheng
We investigated whether N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predicts the prognosis of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Between December 1, 2012, and May 31, 2015, this observational study recruited patients admitted to our tertiary medical center who met the Berlin criteria for ARDS and who had their NT-proBNP measured. The main outcome was 28-day mortality. We enrolled 61 patients who met the Berlin criteria for ARDS: 7 were classified as mild, 29 as moderate, and 25 as severe...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297816/-population-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-from-severe-in-patients-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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W Yang, B He, C H Deng
Objective: To develop a population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model of vancomycin in Chinese inpatients with severe lower respiratory tract infection. Methods: We gathered serum concentrations of vancomycin from inpatients who received vancomycin during Nov 2011 to Nov 2012.Vancomycin serum concentrations was measured by high performance liquid chromatography. Vancomycin PPK analysis was performed using nonlinear mixed effects model (NONMEM) program. Results: We gathered the data of 70 inpatients with lower respiratory tract infection at respiratory ward or respiratory intensive care unit(RICU) between Nov 2011 to Nov 2012 [58 males, 12 females; 78(23-91) years old; the mean of APACHⅡ score was 16...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296656/severity-and-outcome-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-is-dependent-on-the-etiology-of-acute-hepatic-insults-analysis-of-368-patients
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Shalimar, Saurabh Kedia, Soumya J Mahapatra, Baibaswata Nayak, Deepak Gunjan, Bhaskar Thakur, Subrat K Acharya
BACKGROUND: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) may be precipitated by various hepatic insults. The present study evaluated the outcomes of ACLF with different acute insults. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 368 ACLF patients were included. Data collected included etiologies of acute hepatic insult and underlying chronic liver disease, and organ failure. Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), chronic liver failure consortium (CLIF)-C ACLF, and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II scores were calculated...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293095/different-phenotypes-of-monocytes-in-patients-with-new-onset-mild-acute-pancreatitis
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Man-Li Zhang, Yan-Fang Jiang, Xin-Rui Wang, Li-Li Ding, Hong-Juan Wang, Qing-Qing Meng, Pu-Jun Gao
AIM: To evaluate the numbers of different subsets of monocytes and their associations with the values of clinical measures in mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) patients. METHODS: The study included one group of 13 healthy controls and another group of 24 patients with new-onset MAP. The numbers of different subsets of monocytes were examined in these two groups of subjects by flow cytometry. The concentrations of plasma interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-12 were determined by cytometric bead array...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292533/assessment-of-hydration-status-using-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-in-critical-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Ana Cláudia da Rosa Hise, Maria Cristina Gonzalez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The state of hyperhydration in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with increased mortality. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) appears to be a viable method to access the fluid status of critical patients but has never been evaluated in critical patients with AKI. The objective of this study is to evaluate the hydration status measured using BIVA in critical patients under intensive care at the time of AKI diagnosis and to correlate this measurement with mortality...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292397/mortality-prediction-in-patients-admitted-in-surgical-intensive-care-unit-by-using-apache-iv
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Hassan Shoukat, Yar Muhammad, Khalid Masood Gondal, Imran Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To predict the mortality by the mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) IV score of all the patients admitted in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and comparing the score of the survivors and non-survivors. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from June 2013 to November 2014. METHODOLOGY: All adult patients admitted in the Surgical ICU were included in this study...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286820/deep-vein-thrombosis-among-intensive-care-unit-patients-an-epidemiologic-study
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MirMohammad Miri, Reza Goharani, Mohammad Sistanizad
INTRODUCTION: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients despite use of prophylactic anticoagulant therapy. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence of DVT among medical and surgical ICU patients. METHODS: In this cross sectional study, patients older than 18 years who were hospitalized in the ICU of Imam Hossein educational Hospital, Tehran, Iran, for ≥ 2 days, during August 2008 to July 2011 were evaluated regarding DVT incidence...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286811/comparison-of-apache-ii-and-saps-ii-scoring-systems-in-prediction-of-critically-ill-patients-outcome
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Hamed Aminiahidashti, Farzad Bozorgi, Seyyed Hosein Montazer, Majid Baboli, Abolfazl Firouzian
INTRODUCTION: Using physiologic scoring systems for identifying high-risk patients for mortality has been considered recently. This study was designed to evaluate the values of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) and Simplified Acute Physiologic Score (SAPS II) models in prediction of 1-month mortality of critically ill patients. METHODS: The present prospective cross sectional study was performed on critically ill patients presented to emergency department during 6 months...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284583/assessing-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-asap-in-switzerland-a-nationwide-survey-on-severity-assessment-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Sebastian Manuel Staubli, Daniel Oertli, Christian Andreas Nebiker
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We aim to assess which tools for severity stratification in acute pancreatitis are used in today's daily clinical practice and to what extent the new Atlanta classification is being implemented by the medical community in Switzerland. METHODS: The heads of surgical, medical and emergency departments of Swiss hospitals (n = 83) that directly treat patients with acute pancreatitis were given access to an online survey and asked to forward the questionnaire to their team...
February 13, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283771/non-invasive-ventilation-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-older-patients
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Fatma Çiftci, Aydın Çiledağ, Serhat Erol, Akın Kaya
BACKGROUND: This trial was conducted to carry out an age and etiology-based analysis of the clinical efficacy of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF). METHODS: This single center, prospective, cohort study included patients aged ≥65 years with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE), community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), bronchiectasis, and kyphoscoliosis, who were treated with NIV for AHRF in the intensive care unit within a 4-year period...
March 10, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280733/the-association-of-serum-levels-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-with-the-occurrence-of-and-recovery-from-delirium-in-older-medical-inpatients
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John Williams, Karen Finn, Vincent Melvin, David Meagher, Geraldine McCarthy, Dimitrios Adamis
Limited studies of the association between BDNF levels and delirium have given inconclusive results. This prospective, longitudinal study examined the relationship between BDNF levels and the occurrence of and recovery from delirium. Participants were assessed twice weekly using MoCA, DRS-R98, and APACHE II scales. BDNF levels were estimated using an ELISA method. Delirium was defined with DRS-R98 (score > 16) and recovery from delirium as ≥2 consecutive assessments without delirium prior to discharge...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273241/pancreatic-necrosis-and-gas-in-the-retroperitoneum-treatment-with-antibiotics-alone
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Roberto Rasslan, Fernando da Costa Ferreira Novo, Marcelo Cristiano Rocha, Alberto Bitran, Manoel de Souza Rocha, Celso de Oliveira Bernini, Samir Rasslan, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in the management of patients with infected pancreatic necrosis without drainage. METHODS: The records of patients with pancreatic necrosis admitted to our facility from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: We identified 61 patients with pancreatic necrosis. Six patients with pancreatic necrosis and gas in the retroperitoneum were treated exclusively with clinical support without any type of drainage...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266902/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-as-a-novel-marker-for-abdominal-sepsis
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Xiaofei Song, Yucheng Song, Xuedong Zhang, Huanzhou Xue
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the concentration and diagnostic significance of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in acute abdominal conditions. METHODS: Plasma specimens were obtained from 68 patients with abdominal sepsis, 60 patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and 60 healthy individuals. The sepsis group was divided into the survival and death groups according to the 28-d outcome...
March 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265817/risk-factors-and-outcome-of-levofloxacin-resistant-elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-bacteraemia-in-adult-patients-in-taiwan
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Y-C Huang, Y-W Huang, Y-T Lin, F-D Wang, Y-J Chan, T-C Yang
Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is an emerging nosocomial pathogen associated with high mortality and inherently resistant to many antimicrobial agents. Levofloxacin has been considered as a therapeutic agent based on in vitro susceptibility. We aim to investigate the risk factors and outcomes for levofloxacin-resistant E. meningoseptica bacteraemia. Adult patients with E. meningoseptica bacteraemia were identified retrospectively in a medical centre in Taiwan from January 2011 to July 2015. These strains were identified by the Vitek2 automated system or matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264675/sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-predicts-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Chih-Hsiang Chang, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Huang-Yu Yang, Su-Wei Chang, Heng-Chih Pan, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Wei Yang, Yung-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) scores are widely used in intensive care units for outcome prediction. This study investigated the accuracy of these models in predicting mortality. METHODS: Between January 2010 and April 2013, 483 patients who underwent isolated CABG were enrolled...
March 6, 2017: BMC Surgery
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