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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Esposito, Rosanna Mamone, Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Valerio Vitale, Gianfranco Vallone, Patrizia Oresta
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory process, characterized by intestinal necrosis of variable extension, leading to perforation, generalized peritonitis and death. The classical pathogenetic theory focuses on mucosal damage related to a stress induced intestinal ischemia leading to mucosal injury and bacterial colonization of the wall. A more recent hypothesis emphasizes the role of immaturity of gastrointestinal and immune system, particularly of the premature, responsible of bowel wall vulnerability and suffering...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790011/management-of-septic-shock-in-an-intermediate-care-unit
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Eric Meaudre, Cédric Nguyen, Claire Contargyris, Ambroise Montcriol, Erwan d'Aranda, Pierre Esnault, Mourad Bensalah, Bertrand Prunet, Julien Bordes, Philippe Goutorbe
BACKGROUND: While guidelines advocate goal-directed resuscitation based on timed bundles, the management of SS outside an ICU setting has been poorly studied in intermediate care units (IMCU). PATIENTS AND METHOD: We reviewed all cases of septic shock patients admitted to our IMCU between January 2013 and June 2014. The characteristics of sepsis, compliance of bundles, and outcomes were collected. The IMCU population was compared with the SS patients admitted to the ICU during the same period...
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789803/preliminary-performance-on-the-new-cms-sepsis-1-national-quality-measure-early-insights-from-the-emergency-quality-network-e-qual
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Arjun K Venkatesh, Todd Slesinger, Jessica Whittle, Tiffany Osborn, Emily Aaronson, Craig Rothenberg, Nalani Tarrant, Pawan Goyal, Donald M Yealy, Jeremiah D Schuur
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We describe current hospital-level performance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1) quality measure and qualitatively assess emergency department (ED) sepsis quality improvement best practice implementation. METHODS: Using a standardized Web-based submission portal, we surveyed quality improvement data from volunteer hospital-based EDs participating in the Emergency Quality Network Sepsis Initiative...
August 5, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782112/lower-vs-higher-fluid-volumes-in-sepsis-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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T S Meyhoff, M H Møller, P B Hjortrup, M Cronhjort, A Perner, J Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: Intravenous fluid administration with crystalloids is recommended in the initial management of sepsis. However, the quality of evidence supporting the recommendation on fluid volumes is low, and clinical equipoise exists. Potential benefits of restricting fluid volumes has been suggested, but the overall benefit or harm in patients with sepsis is unknown. Accordingly, we aim to assess patient-important benefits and harms of lower vs. higher fluid volumes in resuscitation of adult patients with sepsis...
September 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779955/fluid-resuscitation-in-septic-patients-improves-systolic-but-not-diastolic-middle-cerebral-artery-flow-velocity
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Annika A de Goede, Bert G Loef, Auke C Reidinga, Arjen Schaafsma
To investigate the effects of fluid resuscitation on cerebral hemodynamics in sepsis, the following set of transcranial Doppler (TCD) parameters was used: maximal change in flow velocity (FV) during stroke onset (acc), maximal FV during first (sys1) or second (sys2) phase of systole and mean diastolic FV (dias@560). We aim to evaluate changes in cerebral hemodynamics that result from (i) sepsis and (ii) adequate fluid resuscitation in critically ill septic patients. In the majority of 16 septic patients sys2 was initially absent but reappeared during the period of fluid resuscitation; whereas sys2 absence was never seen in healthy controls...
August 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776217/neck-injury-and-conjunctival-petechiae-in-a-woman-who-underwent-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-subsequently-died-from-meningococcal-sepsis
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Jack Garland, Rexson Tse
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can create a range of unusual lesions and injuries, which may complicate forensic evaluation. Although potentially sinister findings, neck injury and conjunctival petechiae may also be seen in patients who have undergone CPR. We report a case of an individual with subcutaneous bruising and hemorrhage in the deep structures of the neck and florid conjunctival petechiae at autopsy that can be explained by cardiopulmonary resuscitation and meningococcal sepsis.
August 3, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765125/sepsis-and-critical-illness-research-center-investigators-protocols-and-standard-operating-procedures-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-sepsis-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Tyler J Loftus, Juan C Mira, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Gabriella L Ghita, Zhongkai Wang, Julie A Stortz, Babette A Brumback, Azra Bihorac, Mark S Segal, Stephen D Anton, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Alicia M Mohr, Philip A Efron, Lyle L Moldawer, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a common, costly and morbid cause of critical illness in trauma and surgical patients. Ongoing advances in sepsis resuscitation and critical care support strategies have led to improved in-hospital mortality. However, these patients now survive to enter state of chronic critical illness (CCI), persistent low-grade organ dysfunction and poor long-term outcomes driven by the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome (PICS). The Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center (SCIRC) was created to provide a platform by which the prevalence and pathogenesis of CCI and PICS may be understood at a mechanistic level across multiple medical disciplines, leading to the development of novel management strategies and targeted therapies...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759509/update-on-sepsis-treatment-in-the-emergency-department
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Kyle A Weant, Abby M Bailey
Sepsis continues to be a devastating, costly, and challenging syndrome to manage in emergency departments (ED) across the nation, and its impact seems to be only increasing. Recently, consensus recommendations have made some profound changes in the way we approach, classify, and treat sepsis. The ED serves as an important initial screening and intervention point for sepsis, and ED care can have a profound impact on overall morbidity and mortality. The provision of early fluid resuscitation, antimicrobial therapy, and vasopressor therapy, if appropriate, is essential in early care...
July 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759474/quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-criteria-as-predictors-of-critical-care-intervention-among-patients-with-suspected-infection
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Ari Moskowitz, Parth V Patel, Anne V Grossestreuer, Maureen Chase, Nathan I Shapiro, Katherine Berg, Michael N Cocchi, Mathias J Holmberg, Michael W Donnino
OBJECTIVES: The Sepsis III clinical criteria for the diagnosis of sepsis rely on scores derived to predict inhospital mortality. In this study, we introduce the novel outcome of "received critical care intervention" and investigate the related predictive performance of both the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome criteria. DESIGN: This was a single-center, retrospective analysis of electronic health records. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital in the United States...
July 28, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757818/procalcitonin-assisted-antibiotic-strategy-in-sepsis
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Domonkos Trásy, Zsolt Molnár
Sepsis is one of the biggest challenges in critical care nowadays. Defining sepsis is a difficult task on its own and its diagnosis and treatment requires well trained, devoted personnel with interdisciplinary collaboration in order to provide the patients the best chance for survival. Immediate resuscitation, early adequate antimicrobial therapy, source control and highly sophisticated organ support on the intensive care units are all inevitable necessities for successful recovery. To help fast and accurate diagnosis biomarkers have been measured for decades...
May 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757259/endotoxemia-induces-lung-brain-coupling-and-multi-organ-injury-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
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Nguyen Mai, Landa Prifti, Aric Rininger, Hannah Bazarian, Marc W Halterman
Post-ischemic neurodegeneration remains the principal cause of mortality following cardiac resuscitation. Recent studies have implicated gastrointestinal ischemia in the sepsis-like response associated with the post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). However, the extent to which the resulting low-grade endotoxemia present in up to 86% of resuscitated patients affects cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury has not been investigated. Here we report that a single injection of low-dose lipopolysaccharide (50μg/kg, IP) delivered after global cerebral ischemia (GCI) induces blood-brain barrier permeability, microglial activation, cortical injury, and functional decline in vivo, compared to ischemia alone...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752002/changing-definitions-of-sepsis
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REVIEW
Fethi Gül, Mustafa Kemal Arslantaş, İsmail Cinel, Anand Kumar
Sepsis is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients despite the use of modern antibiotics and resuscitation therapies. Outcomes in sepsis have improved overall, probably because of an enhanced focus on early diagnosis and other improvements in supportive care, but mortality rates still remain unacceptably high. The diagnosis and definition of sepsis is a critical problem due to the heterogeneity of this disease process. Although it is apparent that much more needs to be done to advance our understanding, sepsis and related terms remain difficult to define...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743338/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-high-plasma-level-of-procalcitonin-an-analysis-in-188-patients
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Chuli Pan, Wei Cui, Feifei Zhou, Junwei Tu, Xiuhui Lin, Libin Li, Gensheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with high level of plasma procalcitonin (PCT > 100 μg/L), and to improve the clinician's understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this kind of patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. The clinical data of patients with plasma PCT over 100 μg/L within 48 hours of admission admitted to Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine from February 2013 to December 2016 were collected, and the clinical characteristics were analyzed...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739652/in-hospital-quality-of-care-measures-for-pediatric-sepsis-syndrome
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Folafoluwa O Odetola, Gary Freed, Caroline Shevrin, Brian Madden, Julie McCormick, Kevin Dombkowski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Sepsis syndrome, comprising sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock, is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity, for which the delivery of time-sensitive care leads to improved survival. We aimed to describe the development and testing of quality measures for in-hospital care of pediatric sepsis syndrome. METHODS: Seven measures of quality of care for children hospitalized with sepsis syndrome were developed by using an iterative process including literature review, development of concepts and candidate measures, and selection of measures for feasibility and importance by 2 panels of experts...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739260/uses-and-misuses-of-albumin-during-resuscitation-and-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Wissam Shalish, Francois Olivier, Hany Aly, Guilherme Sant'Anna
Albumin is one of the most abundant proteins in plasma and serves many vital functions. Neonatal concentrations vary greatly with gestational and postnatal age. In critically ill neonates, hypoalbuminemia occurs due to decreased synthesis, increased losses or redistribution of albumin into the extravascular space, and has been associated with increased morbidities and mortality. For that reason, infusion of exogenous albumin as a volume expander has been proposed for various clinical settings including hypotension, delivery room resuscitation, sepsis and postoperative fluid management...
July 21, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726146/an-odyssey-of-complications-from-band-to-sleeve-to-bypass-definitive-laparoscopic-completion-gastrectomy-with-distal-esophagectomy-and-esophagojejunostomy-for-persistent-leak
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Hideo Takahashi, Andrew T Strong, Alfredo D Guerron, John H Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Anastomotic leaks are uncommon yet potentially devastating complications after bariatric surgery. While the initial management includes resuscitation and sepsis control, the definitive management often requires endoscopic or surgical interventions. Surgical revision of the initial surgery may be necessary for chronic non-healing fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient is a 45-year-old female with history of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding who underwent band removal and conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy (SG) due to her failed weight loss, which resulted in a leak at gastroesophageal junction...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719479/a-simulation-based-quality-improvement-initiative-improves-pediatric-readiness-in-community-hospitals
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Travis Whitfill, Marcie Gawel, Marc Auerbach
BACKGROUND: The National Pediatric Readiness Project Pediatric Readiness Survey (PRS) measured pediatric readiness in 4149 US emergency departments (EDs) and noted an average score of 69 on a 100-point scale. This readiness score consists of 6 domains: coordination of pediatric patient care (19/100), physician/nurse staffing and training (10/100), quality improvement activities (7/100), patient safety initiatives (14/100), policies and procedures (17/100), and availability of pediatric equipment (33/100)...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719429/maternal-salvage-with-extracorporeal-life-support-lessons-learned-in-a-single-center
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Philippe Biderman, Uri Carmi, Eric Setton, Michael Fainblut, Oren Bachar, Sharon Einav
The American Heart Association scientific statement on cardiac arrest in pregnancy did not endorse extracorporeal life support for lack of cohort data. We studied all pregnancy and peripartum cases of extracorporeal life support in 1 medical center (n = 11), including collapse due to infection (n = 6, 55%), thromboembolism (n = 3, 27%), and cardiac disease (n = 2, 18%). Half of the cases (n = 5, 45%) involved extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Most mothers survived (n = 7, 64% [95% confidence interval, 32%-88%])...
July 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716593/the-critical-care-literature-2016
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REVIEW
Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708664/esmolol-administration-to-control-tachycardia-in-an-ovine-model-of-peritonitis
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Koji Hosokawa, Fuhong Su, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Emiel Hendrik Post, Adriano José Pereira, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Louis Vincent
BACKGROUND: Excessive adrenergic signaling may be harmful in sepsis. Using β-blockers to reduce sympathetic overactivity may modulate sepsis-induced cardiovascular, metabolic, immunologic, and coagulation alterations. Using a randomized ovine fecal peritonitis model, we investigated whether administration of a short-acting β-blocker, esmolol, could control tachycardia without deleterious effects on hemodynamics, renal perfusion, cerebral perfusion, cerebral metabolism, or outcome. METHODS: After induction of fecal peritonitis, 14 anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and hemodynamically monitored adult female sheep were randomly assigned to receive a continuous intravenous infusion of esmolol to control heart rate between 80 and 100 bpm (n = 7) or a saline infusion (control group, n = 7)...
July 13, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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