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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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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/28809612/a-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-identification-and-management-of-sepsis-at-a-district-level-hospital-internal-medicine-department-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-in-comparison-with-the-guidelines-stipulated-in-the-2012-survivi
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Raisa Bhikoo, Sarah Versfeld, M M De V Basson, Almero H Oosthuizen
BACKGROUND: Currently there is little information on the identification, management and outcomes of patients with sepsis in developing countries. Simple cost-effective measures such as accurate identification of patients with sepsis and early antibiotic administration are achievable targets, within reach without having to make use of unsustainable protocols constructed in developed countries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of clinicians at a district-level hospital to identify and manage sepsis, and to assess patient outcome in terms of in-hospital mortality and length of hospital stay given the above management...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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/28777197/elabela-improves-cardio-renal-outcome-in-fatal-experimental-septic-shock
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David Coquerel, Frédéric Chagnon, Xavier Sainsily, Lauralyne Dumont, Alexandre Murza, Jérôme Côté, Robert Dumaine, Philippe Sarret, Éric Marsault, Dany Salvail, Mannix Auger-Messier, Olivier Lesur
OBJECTIVES: Apelin-13 was recently proposed as an alternative to the recommended β-adrenergic drugs for supporting endotoxin-induced myocardial dysfunction. Since Apelin-13 signals through its receptor (Apelin peptide jejunum) to exert singular inotropic/vasotropic actions and to optimize body fluid balance, this candidate pathway might benefit septic shock management. Whether the newly discovered ELABELA (ELA), a second endogenous ligand of the Apelin peptide jejunum receptor highly expressed in the kidney, further improves cardio-renal impairment remains unknown...
August 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753618/clinical-outcomes-and-mortality-before-and-after-implementation-of-a-pediatric-sepsis-protocol-in-a-limited-resource-setting-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-bangladesh
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Teresa Bleakly Kortz, David M Axelrod, Mohammod J Chisti, Saraswati Kache
BACKGROUND: Pediatric sepsis has a high mortality rate in limited resource settings. Sepsis protocols have been shown to be a cost-effective strategy to improve morbidity and mortality in a variety of populations and settings. At Dhaka Hospital in Bangladesh, mortality from pediatric sepsis in high-risk children previously approached 60%, which prompted the implementation of an evidenced-based protocol in 2010. The clinical effectiveness of this protocol had not been measured. We hypothesized that implementation of a pediatric sepsis protocol improved clinical outcomes, including reducing mortality and length of hospital stay...
2017: PloS One
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/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672146/stroke-volume-guided-resuscitation-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-improves-outcomes
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Heath E Latham, Charles D Bengtson, Lewis Satterwhite, Mindy Stites, Dipti P Subramaniam, G John Chen, Steven Q Simpson
To determine whether stroke volume (SV) guided fluid resuscitation in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock alters Intensive Care Unit (ICU) fluid balance and secondary outcomes, this retrospective cohort study evaluated consecutive patients admitted to an ICU with the primary diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock. Cohorts were based on fluid resuscitation guided by changes in SV or by usual care (UC). The SV group comprised 100 patients, with 91 patients in the UC group. Net fluid balance for the ICU stay was lower in the SV group (1...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671898/patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-timeliness-of-initial-crystalloid-resuscitation-in-a-prospective-sepsis-and-septic-shock-cohort
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Daniel E Leisman, Chananya Goldman, Martin E Doerfler, Kevin D Masick, Susan Dries, Eric Hamilton, Mangala Narasimhan, Gulrukh Zaidi, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) assess patterns of early crystalloid resuscitation provided to sepsis and septic shock patients at initial presentation and 2) determine the association between time to initial crystalloid resuscitation with hospital mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU utilization, and length of stay. DESIGN: Consecutive-sample observational cohort. SETTING: Nine tertiary and community hospitals over 1...
June 30, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655385/no-impact-of-surviving-sepsis-campaign-care-bundles-in-reducing-sepsis-associated-acute-kidney-injury%C3%A2
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Xosé Pérez-Fernández, Joan Sabater-Riera, Josep Ballus-Noguera, Paola Cárdenas-Campos, Gabriel Moreno-González, Virginia Alonso-Juste, Vicente Corral-Velez, Diana Gutierrez-Arámbula, Victor Gumucio-Sanguino, Antoni Betbesé-Roig, Kathleen D Liu
BACKGROUND: The impact of Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) care bundles in reducing sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) was evaluated. METHODS: We conducted an observational single-center cohort study. Accomplishment of SSC care bundles was registered in all patients with severe sepsis admitted to the critical care department of a university hospital during three different periods. The main outcome measured was SA-AKI incidence defined as any worsening of AKI stage within the first 7 days from onset of sepsis...
August 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620552/refractory-lactic-acidosis-in-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
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Daniel J Oh, Ellen Dinerman, Andrew H Matthews, Abraham W Aron, Katherine M Berg
BACKGROUND: Elevated lactate levels in critically ill patients are most often thought to be indicative of relative tissue hypoxia or type A lactic acidosis. Shock, severe anemia, and thromboembolic events can all cause elevated lactate due to tissue hypoperfusion, as well as the mitochondrial dysfunction thought to occur in sepsis and other critically ill states. Malignancy can also lead to elevation in lactate, a phenomenon described as type B lactic acidosis, which is much less commonly encountered in the critically ill...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617696/should-hyperoxia-be-avoided-during-sepsis-an-experimental-study-in-ovine-peritonitis
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Xinrong He, Fuhong Su, Keliang Xie, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Katia Donadello, Jean-Louis Vincent
OBJECTIVES: Optimizing oxygen delivery is an important part of the hemodynamic resuscitation of septic shock, but concerns have been raised over the potentially deleterious effects of hyperoxia. We evaluated the impact of hyperoxia on hemodynamics, the microcirculation, and cerebral and renal metabolism in an ovine model of septic shock. DESIGN: Randomized animal study. SETTING: University hospital animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Fourteen adult female sheep...
June 14, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616838/assessment-of-renal-hemodynamic-toxicity-of-fluid-challenge-with-0-9-nacl-compared-to-balanced-crystalloid-plasmalyte-%C3%A2-in-a-rat-model-with-severe-sepsis
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Pierre-Yves Olivier, François Beloncle, Valérie Seegers, Maher Tabka, Mathilde Renou de La Bourdonnaye, Alain Mercat, Paul Cales, Daniel Henrion, Peter Radermacher, Lise Piquilloud, Nicolas Lerolle, Pierre Asfar
BACKGROUND: According to international guidelines, volume expansion with crystalloids is the first-line treatment for hemodynamic management in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. Compared to balanced crystalloids, 0.9% sodium chloride (0.9% NaCl) induces hyperchloremia and metabolic acidosis and may alter renal hemodynamics and function. We compared the effects of 0.9% NaCl to a less chloride-concentrated fluid, PlasmaLyte(®) (PL) in targeted fluid resuscitation in a randomized, double-blind controlled study in an experimental model of severe sepsis in rats...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614081/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-a-rare-but-severe-complication-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Sandra Lopes, Graça Ribeiro, Pedro Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is the most common infectious complication in cirrhosis. Spontaneous fungal peritonitis is rare and remains unknown. In this work, spontaneous fungal peritonitis as well as risk factors and prognosis are characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 253 consecutive admissions by peritonitis in cirrhotic patients was carried out between 2006 and 2015. Comparison of patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis (cases) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with positive microbiologic ascitic fluid culture (controls) was performed...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603226/infections-in-patients-affected-by-liver-cirrhosis-an-update
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Tiziana Ascione, Giusy Di Flumeri, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro
Patients with liver cirrhosis present an increased incidence of infections. The main cause has been founded in alterations of the enteric flora and of the intestinal barrier probably due to portal hypertension, in addition to a reticulo-endothelial system dysfunction. Furthermore, those living with cirrhosis can report a high predisposition to sepsis and septic shock, due to the excessive response of pro-inflammatory cytokines and a complessive hemodynamic derangement. By the analysis in the experimental model of the cirrhotic rat, it was demonstrated that radio-labelled Escherichia coli given by the oral route resulted in the location of the bacteria in the gut, the ascitic fluid and mesenteric lymph nodes, a phenomenon known as bacterial translocation...
June 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595555/microdialysis-assessed-adipose-tissue-metabolism-in-critically-ill-patients
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Ioannis Ilias, Nikitas Nikitas, Maria Theodorakopoulou, Ioanna Dimopoulou
BACKGROUND: Microdialysis is a minimally invasive technique that allows direct in situ and in vivo sampling, studies and manipulations of the interstitial/extracellular fluid/space. It has been shown to be of use mainly in acute brain injury/neurocritical care. METHODS: Microdialysis has been used to study obesity, diabetes mellitus, inflammation and pharmacokinetics at the adipose tissue level. In critically ill patients (and particularly in those with sepsis or septic shock), within days to weeks, adipose tissue shows profound alterations; under such conditions the implementation of microdialysis can provide researchers with interesting findings...
June 8, 2017: Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591678/treatment-outcomes-after-implementation-of-an-adapted-who-protocol-for-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-haiti
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Alfred Papali, T Eoin West, Avelino C Verceles, Marc E Augustin, L Nathalie Colas, Carl H Jean-Francois, Devang M Patel, Nevins W Todd, Michael T McCurdy
PURPOSE: The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a simplified algorithm specific to resource-limited settings for the treatment of severe sepsis emphasizing early fluids and antibiotics. However, this protocol's clinical effectiveness is unknown. We describe patient outcomes before and after implementation of an adapted WHO severe sepsis protocol at a community hospital in Haiti. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a before-and-after study design, we retrospectively enrolled 99 adult Emergency Department patients with severe sepsis from January through March 2012...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591008/plasma-resuscitation-improved-survival-in-a-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Ronald Chang, John B Holcomb, Par I Johansson, Shibani Pati, Martin A Schreiber, Charles E Wade
BACKGROUND: The paradigm shift from crystalloid to plasma resuscitation of traumatic hemorrhagic shock has improved patient outcomes due in part to plasma-mediated reversal of catecholamine and inflammation-induced endothelial injury, decreasing vascular permeability and attenuating organ injury. Since sepsis induces a similar endothelial injury as seen in hemorrhage, we hypothesized that plasma resuscitation would increase 48-hour survival in a rat sepsis model. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (375-425 g) were subjected to 35% cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) (t = 0 h)...
June 6, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587368/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-recombinant-thrombomodulin-on-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-murine-sepsis-model
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Kazuhiro Takehara, Taisuke Murakami, Kyoko Kuwahara-Arai, Toshiaki Iba, Isao Nagaoka, Kazuhiro Sakamoto
To evaluate the effect of recombinant human thrombomodulin (rTM) on sepsis, the levels of nucleosome as well as high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and cytokines in sera and peritoneal fluids were measured in a mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis after administration of rTM. C57BL/6 mice were intraperitoneally injected with LPS (15 mg/kg; Escherichia coli O111:B4) with or without the intravenous administration of rTM (3 mg/kg; 30 min prior to or 2 h after LPS injection). The survival rates were evaluated and levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, HMGB1 and nucleosome in sera and peritoneal fluids were analyzed by ELISA...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584442/erratum-changes-in-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-related-hemodynamic-parameters-following-a-fluid-challenge-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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[This corrects the article on p. 117 in vol. 21, PMID: 28400680.].
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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