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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907062/sepsis-prevalence-and-outcome-on-the-general-wards-and-emergency-departments-in-wales-results-of-a-multi-centre-observational-point-prevalence-study
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Tamas Szakmany, Robert M Lundin, Ben Sharif, Gemma Ellis, Paul Morgan, Maja Kopczynska, Amrit Dhadda, Charlotte Mann, Danielle Donoghue, Sarah Rollason, Emma Brownlow, Francesca Hill, Grace Carr, Hannah Turley, James Hassall, James Lloyd, Llywela Davies, Michael Atkinson, Molly Jones, Nerys Jones, Rhodri Martin, Yousef Ibrahim, Judith E Hall
Data on sepsis prevalence on the general wards is lacking on the UK and in the developed world. We conducted a multicentre, prospective, observational study of the prevalence of patients with sepsis or severe sepsis on the general wards and Emergency Departments (ED) in Wales. During the 24-hour study period all patients with NEWS≥3 were screened for presence of 2 or more SIRS criteria. To be eligible for inclusion, patients had to have a high clinical suspicion of an infection, together with a systemic inflammatory response (sepsis) and evidence of acute organ dysfunction and/or shock (severe sepsis)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876592/sirs-qsofa-and-organ-dysfunction-insights-from-a-prospective-database-of-emergency-department-patients-with-infection
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Julian M Williams, Jaimi H Greenslade, Juliet V McKenzie, Kevin Chu, Anthony Ft Brown, Jeffrey Lipman
OBJECTIVE: A proposed revision of sepsis definitions has abandoned SIRS, defined organ dysfunction as an increase in total SOFA score of ≥2, and conceived "qSOFA" as a bedside indicator of organ dysfunction. We aimed to (1) determine the prognostic impact of SIRS, (2) compare diagnostic accuracy of SIRS and qSOFA for organ dysfunction, and (3) compare standard (Sepsis-2) and revised (Sepsis-3) definitions for organ dysfunction in emergency department patients with infection. METHODS: Consecutive ED patients admitted with presumed infection were prospectively enrolled over three years...
November 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859613/serial-measurement-of-presepsin-procalcitonin-and-crp-in-the-early-postoperative-period-and-the-response-to-antithymocyte-globulin-administration-after-heart-transplantation
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Janka Franeková, Peter Sečník, Petra Lavríková, Zdenek Kubíček, Lenka Hošková, Eva Kieslichová, Antonín Jabor
Differentiation between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis in surgical patients is of crucial significance. Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are widely used biomarkers, but PCT becomes compromised after antithymocyte globulin (ATG) administration, and CRP exhibits limited specificity. Presepsin has been suggested as an alternative biomarker of sepsis. This study aims to demonstrate the role of presepsin in patients after heart transplantation (HTx). Plasma presepsin, PCT and CRP were measured in 107 patients serially for up to 10 days following HTx...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856268/validation-of-the-new-sepsis-3-definitions-proposal-for-improvement-in-early-risk-identification
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Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Thomas Tsaganos, Iraklis Tsangaris, Malvina Lada, Christina Routsi, Dimitrios Sinapidis, Marina Koupetori, Magdalini Bristianou, George Adamis, Konstantinos Mandragos, George N Dalekos, Ioannis Kritselis, George Giannikopoulos, Ioannis Koutelidakis, Maria Pavlaki, Eleni Antoniadou, Glykeria Vlachogiannis, Vasilios Koulouras, Athanassios Prekates, George Dimopoulos, Antonia Koutsoukou, Ioannis Pnevmatikos, Aikaterini Ioakeimidou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Stylianos E Orfanos, Apostolos Armaganidis, Charalambos Gogos
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis-3 definitions generated controversies regarding their general applicability. The Sepsis-3 Task Force outscored the need of validation with emphasis on quick SOFA (qSOFA) score. This was done in a prospective cohort coming from a different health-care setting. METHODS: Patients with infections and at least two signs of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) were analyzed. Sepsis was defined as total SOFA ≥2 outside the ICU or as increase of ICU admission SOFA ≥2...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851092/1456-a-comparison-of-sofa-using-spo2-fio2-ratio-to-sofa-sirs-and-qsofa-for-sepsis-mortality
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Faheem Guirgis, Sarah Sterling, Carmen Smotherman, Frederick Moore, Alan Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851074/1438-early-determination-of-outcomes-for-sirs-vs-qsofa-in-ed-sepsis-patients
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Dave Milzman, Matthew Paik, Kirsten Shuster, Rand Floyd, Aidan Neustadtl, Rob Haggerty, Shawn Haupt, Doug Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851008/1372-development-of-a-robust-biomarker-predictive-model-for-death-in-icu-patients-with-sirs-and-sepsis
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Carmen Mikacenic, Brenda Price, Susanna Harju-Baker, Ronit Katz, Jonathan Himmelfarb, W Liles, Mark Wurfel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851000/1364-comparison-of-the-qsofa-score-and-sirs-criteria-in-patients-with-known-or-suspected-sepsis
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James Gasperino, Evangeline Gabriel-Jocson, Erik Perez, Ronni Levy, Luciano Lemos-Filho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850122/482-serum-vitamin-d-level-variation-in-sirs-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Fethi Gül, Mustafa Kemal Arslantas, Beliz Bilgili, Ahmet Besir, Sait Karakurt, Ismail Cinel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836495/duration-of-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-influences-serum-vancomycin-concentration-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Masayuki Chuma, Makoto Makishima, Toru Imai, Naohiro Tochikura, Takako Sakaue, Norikazu Kikuchi, Kosaku Kinoshita, Morio Kaburaki, Yoshikazu Yoshida
PURPOSE: Vancomycin (VCM) is used in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. The dosage of VCM must be adjusted by using therapeutic drug monitoring because of the drug's narrow therapeutic concentration window. Although optimal administration based on population pharmacokinetic (PPK) analysis and/or a Bayesian method has improved prediction accuracy, serum concentrations of VCM in patients with sepsis often deviate significantly from predicted values. We investigated factors influencing prediction errors with PPK analysis in VCM dosing...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833000/automatic-learning-of-mortality-in-a-cpn-model-of-the-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Logan Ward, Mical Paul, Steen Andreassen
The aim of this paper is to apply machine learning as a method to refine a manually constructed CPN for the assessment of the severity of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).The goal of tuning the CPN is to create a scoring system that uses only objective data, compares favourably with other severity-scoring systems and differentiates between sepsis and non-infectious SIRS. The resulting model, the Learned-Age (LA) -Sepsis CPN has good discriminatory ability for the prediction of 30-day mortality with an area under the ROC curve of 0...
November 8, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832977/development-and-validation-of-a-parsimonious-and-pragmatic-charm-score-to-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-sepsis
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Kuan-Fu Chen, Su-Hsun Liu, Chih-Huang Li, Chin-Chieh Wu, Chung-Hsien Chaou, I-Shiang Tzeng, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Gerald N Blaney, Zhen-Ying Liu, Shih-Tsung Han, Yi-Lin Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to derive and validate a parsimonious and pragmatic clinical prediction rule using the concepts of Predisposition, Infection, Response, and Organ Dysfunction to predict in-hospital mortality; and to compare it with other prediction rules, as well as with conventional biomarkers for evaluating the mortality risk of patients with suspected sepsis in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic cohort study with consecutive ED patients aged 18 or older with documented diagnostic codes of infection and two sets of blood culture ordered by physicians between 2010 and 2012 in a tertiary teaching hospital...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832704/re-pre-and-post-operative-predictors-of-infection-related-complications-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Ismail Basmaci, Tarık Yonguc
In the recent study only the patients with SIRS and positive post-operative blood or urine culture was accepted as sepsis. International Sepsis Definitions Conference defines "sepsis" as a clinical syndrome defined by the presence of both infection and a systemic inflammatory response. Infection is defined as a pathological process caused by invasion of normally sterile tissue or fluid or a body cavity by pathogenic micro-organisms [2]. In this regard, we believe that it would be more appropriate to define the SIRS cases with positive stone cultures as "patients with sepsis", additionally...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823961/antagonistic-sepsis-markers-serum-gelsolin-and-actin-gelsolin-ratio
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Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Péter Kustán, Diána Mühl, Andrea Ludány, Beáta Bugyi, Tamás Kőszegi
OBJECTIVES: For appropriate sepsis care, prognostic laboratory markers are mandatory. The aim of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of serum actin, gelsolin and the recently defined actin/gelsolin ratio during sepsis by comparison it to classical clinical and inflammatory laboratory parameters. DESIGN & METHODS: We analyzed sera of severe septic (n=32) and SIRS (n=12) patients for 5days. Ophthalmologic patients (n=27) served as controls. Besides serum actin, gelsolin and actin/gelsolin ratios classical laboratory parameters (WBC count, serum procalcitonin, hsCRP) and clinical scores (APACHE II, SAPS II, SOFA), were also assessed...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823893/sepsis-clinical-criteria-in-emergency-department-patients-admitted-to-an-intensive-care-unit-an-external-validation-study-of-quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment
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Michael D April, Jose Aguirre, Lloyd I Tannenbaum, Tyler Moore, Alexander Pingree, Robert E Thaxton, Daniel J Sessions, James H Lantry
BACKGROUND: Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) is a prognostic score for patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare the area under the receiver operating curve (AUROC), sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios of qSOFA vs. systemic inflammation response syndrome (SIRS) in predicting in-hospital mortality among emergency department (ED) patients with suspected infection admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort chart review study of ED patients admitted to an ICU with suspected infection from August 1, 2012 to February 28, 2015...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822882/plasma-von-willebrand-factor-levels-predict-in-hospital-survival-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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K S Prasanna, Ashish Goel, G Jayakumar Amirtharaj, Anup Ramachandran, K A Balasubramanian, Ian Mackie, Uday Zachariah, K G Sajith, Elwyn Elias, C E Eapen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Circulating levels of von Willebrand factor (vWF) predict mortality in patients with cirrhosis. We hypothesized that systemic inflammation in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) will stimulate endothelium, increase vWF levels, and promote platelet microthrombi causing organ failure. METHODS: In this prospective study, we correlated plasma vWF levels with organ failure, liver disease severity, sepsis, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and also analyzed if vWF levels predicted in-hospital composite poor outcome (i...
November 8, 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816958/urinary-orosomucoid-a-novel-early-biomarker-of-sepsis-with-promising-diagnostic-performance
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Péter Kustán, Balázs Szirmay, Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Andrea Ludány, Gábor L Kovács, Attila Miseta, Tamás Kőszegi, Diána Mühl
BACKGROUND: In order to help clinical decision making, we investigated the diagnostic and prognostic ability of urinary orosomucoid (u-ORM) as a new sepsis biomarker, and compared its performance to classical inflammatory parameters. METHODS: We monitored u-ORM in septic (n=43) and SIRS (n=13) patients in a 5-day follow-up study vs. control patients (n=30). U-ORM was measured by a newly developed turbidimetric assay. U-ORM values were referred to urinary creatinine and expressed as u-ORM/u-CREAT (mg/mmol)...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811344/evaluating-the-effectivenes-of-antiseptic-solution-decasan-in-treatment-of-necrotic-soft-tisue-diseases
#18
Julia Fuss, Victor Palii, Anna Voloboyeva
: Sepsis is a severe generalised infection caused usually by pathogenic bacteria. It is often the cause of hospitalization and death in patients treated in intensive care and other hospital wards. Latest research brought to better understanding of patomechanisms, took place significant development of therapy heading to improvement of general patients condition treated as a basis and additionally supported by local therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the possibility of using the solution Decasan in the comprehensive treatment of patients necrosis of soft tissues...
October 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803312/effect-of-tetrastarch-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-on-plasma-creatinine-concentration-in-cats-a-retrospective-analysis-2010-2015
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Ivayla D Yozova, Judith Howard, Katja N Adamik
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine survival and changes in creatinine concentrations after administration of 6% tetrastarch (hydroxyethyl starch [HES] 130/0.4) vs crystalloids in critically ill cats. METHODS: The medical records were reviewed for cats admitted to the intensive care unit with at least two plasma creatinine measurements and initial concentrations not exceeding the upper reference interval. Cats were excluded if they had received HES prior to admission or if they had received fluid therapy for <24 h between initial and subsequent measurements...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796667/lymphocyte-integrin-expression-differences-between-sirs-and-sepsis-patients
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D S Heffernan, S F Monaghan, Alfred Ayala
BACKGROUND: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis remain leading causes of death. Despite many similarities, the two entities are very distinct clinically and immunologically. T-Lymphocytes play a key pivotal role in the pathogenesis and ultimately outcome following both SIRS and sepsis. Integrins are essential in the trafficking and migration of lymphocytes. They also serve vital roles in efficient wound healing and clearance of infections. Here, we investigate whether integrin expression, specifically β1 (CD29) and β2 (CD18), are disrupted in SIRS and sepsis, and assess differences in integrin expression between these two critically ill clinical categories...
October 31, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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