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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318413/evaluation-of-postoperative-fever-after-surgical-correction-of-neuromuscular-scoliosis-implication-on-management
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Mohamed Abdelhamid Ali Yousef, Scott Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Scoliosis is a common deformity in patients with neuromuscular disorders which usually necessitates surgical correction. Patients with neuromuscular scoliosis are characterized by increased incidence of associated medical co-morbidities and higher postoperative complication rate; therefore, these patients are often managed with a wide multidisciplinary care team. Postoperative fever is a frequent complication after surgery which is often routinely investigated using different workup tests to rule out infection...
January 9, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290748/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-prolonged-infusion-aztreonam-for-multi-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-a-case-report
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Jeffrey J Cies, Richard J LaCoursiere, Wayne S Moore, Arun Chopra
Aztreonam, a broad-spectrum monobactam, is typically reserved for multidrug resistant (MDR) infections. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data to guide dosing in children, however, are limited to healthy volunteers or nonintensive care unit (ICU) patients. Impaired antibiotic delivery into tissue remains a major concern and may explain the high morbidity and mortality associated with MDR infections. Therefore, evaluating the PK changes in pediatric ICU patients is necessary to elucidate the most appropriate antimicrobial regimen...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290746/prolonged-dexmedetomidine-infusion-and-drug-withdrawal-in-critically-ill-children
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Astrid S Haenecour, Winnie Seto, Charline M Urbain, Derek Stephens, Peter C Laussen, Corrine R Balit
OBJECTIVE: To characterise the incidence, symptoms and risk factors for withdrawal associated with prolonged dexmedetomidine infusion in paediatric critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in the paediatric intensive care unit and the cardiac critical care unit of a single tertiary children's hospital. Patients up to 18 years old, who received dexmedetomidine for longer than 48 hours were included. RESULTS: A total of 52 patients accounted for 68 unique dexmedetomidine treatment courses of more than 48 hours...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259979/effects-of-target-temperature-management-on-the-outcome-of-septic-patients-with-fever
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Ye Gao, Jianjun Zhu, Chenyu Yin, Jianliang Zhu, Tao Zhu, Lijun Liu
Objectives: To investigate the effects of target temperature management on hemodynamic changes, inflammatory and immune factors, and clinical outcomes of sepsis patients with fever. Methods: Patients diagnosed with sepsis with a core temperature of ≥39°C were randomly divided into two groups: a low-temperature group (LT group: 36.5°C-38°C) and a high-temperature group (HT group: 38.5°C-39.5°C). A target core temperature was achieved within 6 hrs posttreatment and maintained for 24 hrs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246145/legionella-pneumonia-due-to-non-legionella-pneumophila-serogroup-1-usefulness-of-the-six-point-scoring-system
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Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Hiromasa Tachibana
BACKGROUND: Because of a limited number of reports, we aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with Legionella pneumonia due to non-Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and the diagnostic usefulness of the six-point scoring system for such patients compared with patients with pneumonia caused by L. pneumophila serogroup 1. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed patients diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia due to non-L. pneumophila serogroup 1 between March 2001 and June 2016...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245359/potential-killer-in-the-icu-severe-tuberculosis-combined-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Lulu Chen, Heng Weng, Hongyan Li, Jinbao Huang, Jianguang Pan, Yansheng Huang, Chenhui Ma
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome that has various presentations, shows rapid progression and is associated with a high mortality. Clinical reports about pulmonary tuberculosis combined with respiratory failure accompanied by HPS are rare.HPS has no special clinical manifestations, and the main presentations include persistent fever, hepatosplenomegaly, hematocytopenia, and rash. In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the clinical manifestations of severe infection and secondary HPS overlap, thus there is often a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of HPS...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227565/limited-utility-of-routine-chest-x-ray-in-initial-evaluation-of-neutropenic-fever-in-patients-with-haematological-diseases-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Ortis Estacio, Zoe Loh, Amy Baker, Geoff Chong, Andrew Grigg, Leonid Churilov, Eliza A Hawkes
BACKGROUND: Routine chest X-Ray (CXR) is recommended for neutropenic fever(NF) management however its role is relatively understudied in haematology patients. METHODS: Retrospective, single-centre analysis of haematology patients admitted with NF between January 2011-December 2015. Baseline demographics, treatment details and outcomes were collected from electronic patient records. CXRs underwent independent radiology review. Primary endpoints were proportion of NF episodes in which CXR detected a probable chest infection in the absence of respiratory symptoms/signs, and/or resulted in a change in antibiotic management...
December 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227436/the-effect-of-acetaminophen-on-temperature-in-critically-ill-children-a-retrospective-analysis-of-over-50-000-doses
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Samiran Ray, Libby Rogers, Katherine L Brown, Mark J Peters
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen is widely used in PICUs. Although randomized controlled trials suggest that acetaminophen significantly reduces body temperature in adults, the effect of acetaminophen on temperature in critically ill children has not been previously quantified. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Single-center general and cardiac PICU in a specialist children's hospital. PATIENTS: All children who received acetaminophen or had a fever (temperature ≥ 38°C) while on the ICU over a 40-month period (September 2012 to December 2015)...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226974/acute-bronchiolitis-influence-of-viral-co-infection-in-infants-hospitalized-over-12-consecutive-epidemic-seasons
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Laura Petrarca, Raffaella Nenna, Antonella Frassanito, Alessandra Pierangeli, Salvatore Leonardi, Carolina Scagnolari, Guido Antonelli, Paola Papoff, Corrado Moretti, Fabio Midulla
Bronchiolitis is the first lower respiratory tract viral infection manifesting in infants younger than 12 months of age. Our aim was to evaluate clinical and serological differences in infants with bronchiolitis from a single or from multiple viruses. Our secondary aim was to investigate differences in recurrent wheezing episodes after 12-24-36 months of follow-up. We reviewed the clinical records for 486 full-term infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis with at least one virus detected in the nasopharyngeal aspirate...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219011/meconium-aspiration-syndrome-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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Cláudia Patrícia Lourenço Oliveira, Filipa Flôr-de-Lima, Gustavo Marcondes Duarte Rocha, Ana Paula Machado, Maria Hercília Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors and predictors of severity associated with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) in the patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study including newborns admitted, between 2005 and 2015, with a diagnosis of MAS. RESULTS: Of the newborns admitted to the NICU, 0.66% were diagnosed with MAS. These had higher prevalence of caesarean delivery (p < .001), nonreassuring or abnormal cardiotocography (CTG) (p < ...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217880/renal-manifestation-in-scrub-typhus-during-a-major-outbreak-in-central-nepal
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A Sedhain, G R Bhattarai
Renal involvement and acute kidney injury (AKI) are common clinical manifestations seen in scrub typhus, a vector-borne tropical disease. There are no data on renal manifestation in scrub typhus in Nepal. We conducted a prospective study to analyze the incidence, urinary abnormalities, course, severity, outcome, and the predictors of AKI in patients with scrub typhus during a major outbreak in Central Nepal. Total 1398 patients admitted with acute febrile illness were subjected for Scrub Typhus Detect™ Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, of which 502 (35...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216952/-sepsis-induced-cardiomyopathy-complicated-with-cardiogenic-shock-patients-supported-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Changzhi Liu, Ruiqiu Zhu, Zhujiang Zhou, Haifeng Liu, Jingcheng Lin, Shuchao Wen, Liuer Zuo
Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is a reversible myocardial dysfunction due to sepsis, which may be severe enough to complicate cardiogenic shock, and without effective drug and with high mortality during the acute phase. A case of sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy complicated with cardiogenic shock was treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shunde Hospital Southern Medical University. A 37 years old female patient was admitted because she had suffered repeated fever for 5 days, chest tightness and abdominal pain for 3 days...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216938/-a-model-based-on-random-forests-in-prediction-of-28-day-prognosis-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-septic-shock
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Yang Wang, Shangzhong Chen, Caibao Hu, Changqin Chen, Jing Yan, Guolong Cai
OBJECTIVE: To establish a severe sepsis/septic shock prognosis prediction model based on randomize forest law (RF model), and to evaluate the prognostic value of this model for patients with severe sepsis/septic shock. METHODS: 497 patients with severe sepsis/septic shock admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhejiang Hospital from September 2013 to May 2017 were enrolled. The basic data, vital signs and symptoms, biochemical indexes and blood routine indexes on the 1st, 3rd, 5th day and prognosis were collected...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211743/symptoms-associated-with-adverse-dengue-fever-prognoses-at-the-time-of-reporting-in-the-2015-dengue-outbreak-in-taiwan
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Chun-Yin Yeh, Po-Lin Chen, Kun-Ta Chuang, Yu-Chen Shu, Yu-Wen Chien, Guey Chuen Perng, Wen-Chien Ko, Nai-Ying Ko
BACKGROUND: Tainan experienced the most severe dengue epidemic in Taiwan in 2015. This study investigates the association between the signs and symptoms at the time of reporting with the adverse dengue prognoses. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted using secondary data from the Dengue Disease Reporting System in Tainan, Taiwan, between January 1 and December 31, 2015. A multivariate stepwise logistic regression was used to identify the risk factors for the adverse prognoses: ICU admissions and mortality...
December 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205142/necrotizing-fasciitis-associated-with-primary-cutaneous-b-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report
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K G Spiridakis, D S Intzepogazoglou, M E Flamourakis, E E Sfakianakis, A V Daskalaki, E K Vakonaki, E Rahmanis, G E Kostakis, M S Christodoulakis
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive and life-threatening infection of the deeper skin layers and subcutaneous tissues that moves along the facial planes. OBJECTIVES: We present the rare case of a patient with necrotizing fasciitis associated with high malignancy b-cell lymphoma. Our purpose is to investigate the probable connection between the two pathologies and evaluate the importance of early surgical intervention. CASE REPORT: 51-year old Caucasian woman presented at the E...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198174/intracranial-complications-of-midline-nasal-dermoid-cysts
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Dries Opsomer, Toon Allaeys, Ann-Sofie Alderweireldt, Edward Baert, Nathalie Roche
BACKGROUND: Nasal dermoid cysts are common tumors in children. Due to anomalies in embryologic development of the nasal complex, sometimes an intracranial extension exists. When these cysts become infected they can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and death. METHODS: We report the case of a 1.5-year-old girl admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit after infection of a nasal dermoid cyst. RESULTS: The infant had a spiking fever and epileptic seizures...
December 4, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193516/the-effectiveness-of-clinical-pathway-directed-care-on-hospitalisation-related-outcomes-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Warda Ramadan Abouzeid Mohamed, Matthew J Leach, Nagwa Ahmad Reda, Mohammad Mohamed Abd-Ellatif, Mona Aly Mohammed, Mervat Anwar Abdel Aziz
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) is a major cause of disability and mortality in young adults. Clinical pathways endeavour to bring evidence and clinical practice closer together to foster the delivery of best practice and to improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of clinical pathway directed care to usual care on hospitalisation-related outcomes in patients with STBI. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181745/salicylate-intoxication-in-an-infant-a-case-report
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Rita Espírito Santo, Sara Vaz, Filipa Jalles, Leonor Boto, Francisco Abecasis
In children, the most common cause of an elevated anion gap (AG) with ketonemia, ketonuria, hyperglycemia, and glycosuria is diabetic ketoacidosis. However, when the clinical history is not clear, other causes must be considered. A 9-month-old girl was transferred to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) because of severe metabolic acidosis. On admission, she presented with Kussmaul breathing, tachycardia, irritability, and fever. Blood gasses revealed metabolic acidosis with superimposed respiratory alkalosis and elevated AG...
November 27, 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168032/comparison-of-the-mascc-and-cisne-scores-for-identifying-low-risk-neutropenic-fever-patients-analysis-of-data-from-three-emergency-departments-of-cancer-centers-in-three-continents
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Shin Ahn, Terry W Rice, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Tim Cooksley
PURPOSE: Patients with febrile neutropenia are a heterogeneous group with a minority developing serious medical complications. Outpatient management of low-risk febrile neutropenia has been shown to be safe and cost-effective. Scoring systems, such as the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) score and Clinical Index of Stable Febrile Neutropenia (CISNE), have been developed and validated to identify low-risk patients. We aimed to compare the performance of these two scores in identifying low-risk febrile neutropenic patients...
November 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165510/-the-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-in-critical-adult-patients-as-diagnostic-tool-for-invasive-candida-spp-infection-performance-evaluation
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Liliana Donato, Tamara González, Marilena Canales, Paulette Legarraga, Patricia García, Ricardo Rabagliati
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections are important causes of morbimortality in critical patients. Most of these infections are caused by Candida spp. which diagnosis has important limitations. AIM: Initial evaluation of the utility of 1,3-β-D-glucan (BDG) as a diagnostic tool for invasive candida infections in critical patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult patients over 18 years old, hospitalized in intensive care units for more than five days, with fever > 38 °C of unclear origin and two or more risk factors for invasive Candida spp...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
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