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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637056/-urosepsis-in-children
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Josef Oswald
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common infectious diseases in children. Urosepsis in childhood, though rare, is the most complicated possible variant. In newborns and infants, unspecific symptoms are a significant barrier to a fast and reliable diagnosis, which is crucial to successful treatment. In addition to urine and laboratory tests as well as non-invasive examinations (ultrasound), there may be an indication for invasive examinations of the kidneys (DMSA scans) in cases of a severe infection...
June 21, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633555/glutamine-administration-in-early-or-late-septic-phase-downregulates-lymphocyte-pd-1-pd-l1-expression-and-the-inflammatory-response-in-mice-with-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Ya-Mei Hu, Yuan-Chin Hsiung, Man-Hui Pai, Sung-Ling Yeh
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a severe inflammatory response to infection. Excessive compensation to inflammation leads to dysregulated immune response that ultimately results in organ damage and lethality of sepsis. This study administered glutamine (GLN) in the early or late phase of sepsis to investigate its effects on regulating leukocyte programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligand (programmed cell death ligand 1 [PD-L1]) expression, macrophage function, inflammation, and acute kidney injury in sepsis...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
#4
Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625248/-core-knowledge-and-skill-based-approach-to-subspecialty-construction-in-critical-intensive-care-medicine-with-distinct-chinese-peculiarity
#5
Lijun Wang, Fang Tian
With the rapid development of critical care medicine (CCM) in China, there are increases in the number of intensive care units (ICUs), the scale of one center ICU and the team. Subspecialty construction of CCM is of great concerns for personnel training as well as discipline development, and is currently one of the urgent problems that need to be resolved. Experience of CCM subspecialty construction from Europe and the United States is lacking and it is necessary to propose some opinions on innovation to construct CCM subspecialties with Chinese characteristics...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625233/-elevation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-during-hospitalization-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis
#6
Yan Gong, Xianming Long, Jun Jin, Xinjing Yang, Jianhong Fu, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Qiang Guo, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of red cell distribution width (RDW) with prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Soochow University from January 2011 to December 2016 were enrolled. All clinical data were collected for participants, which mainly included basic data, main underlying disease, site of infection, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II(APACHE II) score, blood routine test, biochemical test, blood gas analysis, coagulation index, procalcitonin (PCT), hospitalization days, and 28-day and 90-day mortality...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625079/retrospective-analysis-of-nephritis-response-and-renal-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-928-egyptian-lupus-nephritis-patients-a-university-hospital-experience
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M Momtaz, A Fayed, M Wadie, S M Gamal, S A Ghoniem, N Sobhy, N M Kamal Elden, W M Hamza
Aim We aim to describe the pattern of response to treatment in a cohort of Egyptian lupus nephritis (LN) patients and to define variable prognostic factors. Methods We retrospectively analyzed records of 928 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (898 females, 30 males) with biopsy-confirmed LN seen between 2006 and 2012 at Cairo University hospitals. Results Our study involved 928 SLE patients with a mean age of 26.25 ± 6.487 years, mean LN duration at time of renal biopsy 6.48 ± 4.27 months, mean SLEDAI 28...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616211/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock-a-comparison-between-the-risk-injury-failure-loss-of-kidney-function-end-stage-kidney-disease-rifle-acute-kidney-injury-network-akin-and-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-kdigo-classifications
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Marta Pereira, Natacha Rodrigues, Iolanda Godinho, Joana Gameiro, Marta Neves, João Gouveia, Zélia Costa E Silva, José António Lopes
PURPOSE: Using the Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of kidney function, End-stage kidney disease (RIFLE), Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) and Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) systems, the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and their ability to predict in-hospital mortality in severe sepsis or septic shock was compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 457 critically ill patients with severe sepsis or septic shock hospitalized between January 2008 and December 2014...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612150/single-versus-multiple-solid-organ-injuries-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Ammar Al-Hassani, Ruben Peralta, Hiba AbdelAziz, Rifat Latifi, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe the pattern of solid organ injuries (SOIs) and analyze the characteristics, management and outcomes based on the multiplicity of SOIs. METHODS: A retrospective study in a Level 1 trauma center was conducted and included patients admitted with blunt abdominal trauma between 2011 and 2014. Data were analyzed and compared for patients with single versus multiple SOIs. RESULTS: A total of 504 patients with SOIs were identified with a mean age of 28 ± 13 years...
June 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607338/blood-purification-with-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-in-patients-with-sepsis-or-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-evidence
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Alessandro Putzu, Ming-Xing Fang, Martina Boscolo Berto, Alessandro Belletti, Luca Cabrini, Tiziano Cassina, Giovanni Landoni
INTRODUCTION: Severe inflammatory conditions, as severe sepsis/septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), are related to high morbidity and mortality. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials to assess if blood purification with continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) reduces mortality in these settings. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Online databases were searched for pertinent studies up to March 2017. We included randomized-controlled trials on the use of CVVH as blood purification technique in comparison to conventional therapy in adult patients with severe sepsis/septic shock or ARDS but no acute kidney injury needing renal replacement therapy...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603903/a-systematic-review-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-treating-calciphylaxis-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Ting Peng, Ling Zhuo, Ying Wang, Min Jun, Guisen Li, Li Wang, Daqing Hong
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a severe complication of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sodium thiosulphate (STS), an antioxidant and calcium chelating agent, has been used for the treatment of calciphylaxis. However, its efficacy and safety have not been systematically analysed and evaluated. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library database were systematically searched for case report or cases series on use of STS for calciphylaxis published between July 1974 and October 2016...
June 11, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601327/milk-fat-globule-epidermal-growth-factor-factor-viii-attenuates-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Cindy Cen, Monowar Aziz, Weng-Lang Yang, Mian Zhou, Jeffrey M Nicastro, Gene F Coppa, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is most commonly caused by sepsis in critically ill patients, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of sepsis-induced AKI is generally accepted to include direct inflammatory injury, endothelial cell dysfunction, and apoptosis. Milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor-factor VIII (MFG-E8) is a secretory glycoprotein with a known role in the enhancement of apoptotic cell clearance and regulation of inflammation...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600615/clinical-study-of-blood-purification-therapy-in-critical-care-in-japan-results-from-the-survey-research-of-the-japan-society-for-blood-purification-in-critical-care-in-2013
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Toshiaki Arimura, Masanori Abe, Hidetoshi Shiga, Hiroshi Katayama, Kazo Kaizu, Shigeto Oda
To clarify the clinical status of blood purification therapy (BPT) in critical care in Japan, we conducted a cohort study using data from a nationwide registry of the Japan Society for Blood Purification in Critical Care in 2013. We enrolled 2227 patients treated with BPT (female, 39.1%; mean age, 65.5 ± 12.1 years) in the intensive care units of 43 facilities. Patient characteristics, modes of BPT, and survival rate for each disease were investigated. In total, BPT was performed 3053 times. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) (57...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595959/cudratricusxanthone-a-attenuates-renal-injury-in-septic-mice
#14
Wonhwa Lee, Yuri Lee, Gil-Saeng Jeong, Sae-Kwang Ku, Jong-Sup Bae
As a natural compound extracted from the roots of Cudrania tricuspidata Bureau, Cudratricusxanthone A (CTXA) is known to possess hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative activities. This study was aimed to clarify the role of CTXA in modulating renal functional damage in a mouse model of sepsis and to elucidate its underlying mechanisms. We examined the renal protective effects of CTXA on cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced renal damage by assessment of serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), lipid peroxidation, total glutathione, glutathione peroxidase activity, catalase activity, and superoxide dismutase activity...
June 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591968/-risk-factors-for-mortality-among-patients-with-sepsis-complicated-with-active-tuberculosis
#15
Yang-Ting Li, Xue-Lian Liao, Li Han, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors associated with mortality of patients with sepsis complicated with active tuberculosis (TB) in intensive care units (ICU). METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 61 TB patients whom were admitted to the ICU in West China Hospital of Sichuan University, among whom 19 were dead. Logistic regression models were established to determine predictors of mortality. RESULTS: The acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE Ⅱ) score, smear-positive sputum, delayed treatment of active TB and acute kidney dysfunction were independent predictors of mortality...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591009/surfactant-proteins-a-and-d-attenuate-lps-induced-apoptosis-in-primary-intestinal-epithelial-cells-iecs
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Linlin Zhang, Qinghe Meng, Natesh Yepuri, Guirong Wang, Xiuming Xi, Robert N Cooney
INTRODUCTION: SP-A/D KO mice with sepsis demonstrate more severe lung, kidney and gut injury/apoptosis than WT controls. We hypothesize SP-A and SP-D directly regulate LPS-induced P38 MAPK activation and gut apoptosis during sepsis. METHODS: Primary IECs were established from SP-A/D KO or C57BL/6 WT mice, stimulated with LPS and harvested at 24 h. IECs from WT mice were treated with SP-A, SP-D or vehicle for 20 h, then LPS for 24 h. Apoptosis, cleaved caspase-3 levels and the ratio of BAX/Bcl-2 were assayed...
June 6, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590946/hospitalization-among-individuals-waitlisted-for-kidney-transplant
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Kira L Newman, Raymond J Lynch, Andrew B Adams, Rebecca Zhang, Stephen O Pastan, Rachel E Patzer
BACKGROUND: For patients waitlisted for a deceased-donor kidney, hospitalization is associated with a lower likelihood of transplantation and worse posttransplant outcomes. However, individual-, neighborhood-, and regional-level risk factors for hospitalization throughout the waitlist period and specific causes of hospitalization in this population are unknown. METHODS: We used United States Renal Data System Medicare-linked data on patients waitlisted between 2005 and 2013 with continuous enrollment in Medicare Parts A & B (n=53 810) to examine the association between annual hospitalization rate and a variety of demographic, clinical, and social factors...
June 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585315/heparin-binding-protein-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critical-illness
#18
J Tydén, H Herwald, M Hultin, J Walldén, J Johansson
BACKGROUND: There is no biomarker with high sensitivity and specificity for the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a mixed intensive care unit (ICU) population. Heparin-binding protein (HBP) is released from granulocytes and causes increased vascular permeability which plays a role in the development of AKI in sepsis and ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma levels of HBP on admission can predict the development of AKI in a mixed ICU population and in the subgroup with sepsis...
June 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584456/isolation-rate-and-clinical-significance-of-uropathogens-in-positive-urine-cultures-of-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Katerina G Oikonomou, Adib Alhaddad
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients are known to be vulnerable to infections. However, there are limited data on the urine microbiology spectrum among patients with end-stage renal disease and on the development of antimicrobial resistance of uropathogens in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center, retrospective study was conducted to assess the spectrum and antimicrobial resistance profile of microorganisms isolated in urine cultures of HD patients who were hospitalized between September 2008 and August 2015 with an admitting diagnosis of fever, sepsis, or urinary tract infection...
April 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583574/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-first-and-second-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-biopsy-proven-iga-nephropathy
#20
Y Kim, S M Yeo, S S Kang, W Y Park, K Jin, S B Park, U J Park, H T Kim, S Han
INTRODUCTION: The recurrence of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) after kidney transplantation (KT) has an effect on graft survival, but there are few reports about long-term clinical outcomes of KT with recurrent IgAN. This study shows the long-term clinical outcomes of KT in patients with IgAN. METHODS: All recipients who had biopsy-proven IgAN were followed from February 1990 to February 2016. We analyzed overall graft and patient survival rates, incidence of recurrent IgAN, factors affecting graft survival, and IgAN recurrence...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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