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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426466/physician-variation-in-time-to-antimicrobial-treatment-for-septic-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Ithan D Peltan, Kristina H Mitchell, Kristina E Rudd, Blake A Mann, David J Carlbom, Catherine L Hough, Thomas D Rea, Samuel M Brown
OBJECTIVES: Delayed initiation of appropriate antimicrobials is linked to higher sepsis mortality. We investigated interphysician variation in septic patients' door-to-antimicrobial time. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Emergency department of an academic medical center. SUBJECTS: Adult patients treated with antimicrobials in the emergency department between 2009 and 2015 for fluid-refractory severe sepsis or septic shock...
April 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
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Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411114/circulating-biologically-active-adrenomedullin-bio-adm-predicts-hemodynamic-support-requirement-and-mortality-during-sepsis
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Pietro Caironi, Roberto Latini, Joachim Struck, Oliver Hartmann, Andreas Bergmann, Giuseppe Maggio, Marco Cavana, Gianni Tognoni, Antonio Pesenti, Luciano Gattinoni, Serge Masson
BACKGROUND: The biological role of adrenomedullin, a hormone involved in hemodynamic homeostasis, is controversial in sepsis, since administration of either the peptide or an antibody against it may be beneficial. METHODS: Plasma bio-ADM was assessed on days 1, 2 and 7 after randomization of 956 patients with sepsis or septic shock to albumin or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in the multicenter Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis (ALBIOS) trial. We tested the association of bio-ADM and its time-dependent variation with fluid therapy, vasopressor administration, organ failures and mortality...
April 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400680/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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Shahed Omar, Ahmad Ali, Yahya Atiya, Rudo Lufuno Mathivha, Joel M Dulhunty
CONTEXT: Severe sepsis or septic shock. AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a fluid challenge on the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the hemodynamic state. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This observational study was conducted in an intensivist-led academic, mixed medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Focused transthoracic echocardiogram, plasma BNP, and hemodynamic measurements were recorded at baseline and following a 500 ml fluid challenge in thirty patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381819/purulent-pericarditis-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-organism
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Muhammad Kashif, Henish Raiyani, Masooma Niazi, Kamalakkannan Gayathri, Trupti Vakde
BACKGROUND In the modern antibiotic era, Streptococcus agalactiae infection of the endocardium and pericardial space is a rare occurrence. However, once the disease spreads it can lead to life-threatening illness despite advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities, partly because the symptoms and signs associated with pericarditis are frequently missing, and due to the rarity of the disease, diagnosis is often overlooked. We report an extremely rare case of purulent pericarditis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363592/a-survey-of-critical-care-nurses-practices-and-perceptions-surrounding-early-intravenous-antibiotic-initiation-during-septic-shock
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Russel J Roberts, Abdullah M Alhammad, Lindsay Crossley, Eric Anketell, LeeAnn Wood, Greg Schumaker, Erik Garpestad, John W Devlin
BACKGROUND: Delays in antibiotic administration after severe sepsis recognition increases mortality. While physician and pharmacy-related barriers to early antibiotic initiation have been well evaluated, those factors that affect the speed by which critical care nurses working in either the emergency department or the intensive care unit setting initiate antibiotic therapy remains poorly characterized. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge, practices and perceptions of critical care nurses regarding antibiotic initiation in patients with newly recognised septic shock...
March 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345066/correlation-of-central-venous-pressure-with-venous-blood-gas-analysis-parameters-a-diagnostic-study
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Sima Rahim-Taleghani, Alireza Fatemi, Mostafa Alavi Moghaddam, Majid Shojaee, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Mohammad Mehdi Forouzanfar, Alireza Baratloo
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to assess the correlation between central venous pressure (CVP) and venous blood gas (VBG) analysis parameters, to facilitate management of severe sepsis and septic shock in emergency department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This diagnostic study was conducted from January 2014 until June 2015 in three major educational medical centers, Tehran, Iran. For patients selected with diagnosis of septic shock, peripheral blood sample was taken for testing the VBG parameters and the anion gap (AG) was calculated...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318633/capillary-leak-syndrome-etiologies-pathophysiology-and-management
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REVIEW
Eric Siddall, Minesh Khatri, Jai Radhakrishnan
In various human diseases, an increase in capillary permeability to proteins leads to the loss of protein-rich fluid from the intravascular to the interstitial space. Although sepsis is the disease most commonly associated with this phenomenon, many other diseases can lead to a "sepsis-like" syndrome with manifestations of diffuse pitting edema, exudative serous cavity effusions, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, hypotension, and, in some cases, hypovolemic shock with multiple-organ failure. The term capillary leak syndrome has been used to describe this constellation of disease manifestations associated with an increased capillary permeability to proteins...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318176/fluid-overload-and-kidney-failure-in-children-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-cohort-study
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Omar E Naveda Romero, Andrea F Naveda Meléndez
INTRODUCTION: In children with sepsis, fluid overload as a result of an aggressive fluid replacement or excessive fluid administration may result in kidney impairment and increased mortality. Objective. To determine the association between fluid overload and the rate of kidney failure in a group of children with severe sepsis and septic shock. POPULATION AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in the intensive care unit of Hospital Universitario de Pediatría “Dr...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289047/are-patients-with-cancer-with-sepsis-and-bacteraemia-at-a-higher-risk-of-mortality-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-patients-presenting-to-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-lebanon
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Gilbert Abou Dagher, Christopher El Khuri, Ahel Al-Hajj Chehadeh, Ali Chami, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian, Ralphe Bou Chebl
OBJECTIVE: Most sepsis studies have looked at the general population. The aim of this study is to report on the characteristics, treatment and hospital mortality of patients with cancer diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock. SETTING: A single-centre retrospective study at a tertiary care centre looking at patients with cancer who presented to our tertiary hospital with sepsis, septic shock or bacteraemia between 2010 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 176 patients with cancer were compared with 176 cancer-free controls...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281216/a-hypoperfusion-context-may-aid-to-interpret-hyperlactatemia-in-sepsis-3-septic-shock-patients-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Leyla Alegría, Magdalena Vera, Jorge Dreyse, Ricardo Castro, David Carpio, Carolina Henriquez, Daniela Gajardo, Sebastian Bravo, Felipe Araneda, Eduardo Kattan, Pedro Torres, Gustavo Ospina-Tascón, Jean-Louis Teboul, Jan Bakker, Glenn Hernández
BACKGROUND: Persistent hyperlactatemia is particularly difficult to interpret in septic shock. Besides hypoperfusion, adrenergic-driven lactate production and impaired lactate clearance are important contributors. However, clinical recognition of different sources of hyperlactatemia is unfortunately not a common practice and patients are treated with the same strategy despite the risk of over-resuscitation in some. Indeed, pursuing additional resuscitation in non-hypoperfusion-related cases might lead to the toxicity of fluid overload and vasoactive drugs...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270914/sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-blockade-therapy-for-sepsis
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REVIEW
Takeshi Suzuki, Yuta Suzuki, Jun Okuda, Takuya Kurazumi, Tomohiro Suhara, Tomomi Ueda, Hiromasa Nagata, Hiroshi Morisaki
Despite recent advances in medical care, mortality due to sepsis, defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, remains high. Fluid resuscitation and vasopressors are the first-line treatment for sepsis in order to optimize hemodynamic instability caused by vasodilation and increased vascular permeability. However, these therapies, aimed at maintaining blood pressure and blood flow to vital organs, could have deleterious cardiac effects, as cardiomyocyte damage occurs in the early stages of sepsis...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267667/smartphone-based-enzymatic-biosensor-for-oral-fluid-l-lactate-detection-in-one-minute-using-confined-multilayer-paper-reflectometry
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Donato Calabria, Cristiana Caliceti, Martina Zangheri, Mara Mirasoli, Patrizia Simoni, Aldo Roda
The development of smartphone-based biosensors for point-of-care testing (POCT) applications allows realizing "all in one" instruments, with large potential distribution among the general population. With this respect, paper color-based detection performed by reflectance measurement is the most popular, simple, inexpensive and straightforward method. Despite the large number of scientific publications related to these biosensors, they still suffer from a poor detectability and reproducibility related to inhomogeneity of color development, which leads to low assay reproducibility...
March 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252537/daily-lowest-hemoglobin-and-risk-of-organ-dysfunctions-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sarah J Hemauer, Adam J Kingeter, Xue Han, Matthew S Shotwell, Pratik P Pandharipande, Liza M Weavind
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between hemoglobin levels and the daily risk of individual organ dysfunctions in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Saint Thomas Hospital Medical and Surgical ICUs. PATIENTS: Medical and surgical ICU patients admitted with respiratory failure or shock. INTERVENTIONS: Baseline demographic data, and detailed in-ICU and hospital data, including daily lowest hemoglobin, were collected up to hospital day 30...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250600/a-comparison-of-residents-knowledge-regarding-the-surviving-sepsis-campaign-2012-guideline
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Onnicha Suntornlohanakul, Bodin Khwannimit
BACKGROUND: Recently, Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guideline was updated. Our objective was to evaluate the knowledge of residents in different departments regarding the SSC 2012. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive self-questionnaire was distributed to interns and residents in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. RESULTS: The response rate was 136 (89%) from 153 residents. The residents included 46 (33%) interns, 42 (31%) internal medicine residents, 41 (30%) surgical residents, and 7 (5%) emergency residents...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248722/mortality-is-greater-in-septic-patients-with-hyperlactatemia-than-with-refractory-hypotension
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Robert Gotmaker, Sandra L Peake, Andrew Forbes, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: In septic patients, it is uncertain whether isolated hyperlactatemia (lactate ≥ 4 mmol/L without refractory hypotension) can be used to diagnose septic shock and whether mortality rate differs from that of isolated refractory hypotension (refractory to 1000 ml or greater fluid bolus). AIMS: To compare baseline characteristics, treatments and outcomes of participants enrolled into the Australian Resuscitation in Sepsis Evaluation (ARISE) trial according to the presence of isolated hyperlactatemia or isolated refractory hypotension...
February 28, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238385/distributive-shock-in-the-emergency-department-sepsis-anaphylaxis-or-capillary-leak-syndrome
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Cansu Alyeşil, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, İbrahim Ulaş Özturan, Seda Güney
BACKGROUND: Distributive shock is a hyperdynamic process resulting from excessive vasodilatation. Impaired blood flow causes inadequate tissue perfusion, which can lead to end-organ damage. Although the most common etiology is septic shock, anaphylactic and other etiologies should be considered. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 30-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with nonspecific symptoms and hypotension after a viral upper respiratory infection...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236396/challenges-in-sepsis-care-new-sepsis-definitions-and-fluid-resuscitation-beyond-the-central-venous-pressure
#18
REVIEW
Maureen A Seckel, Thomas Ahrens
There are two important recent changes in sepsis care. The first key change is the 2016 Sepsis-3 definitions from the recent consensus workgroup with new sepsis and septic shock definitions. Useful tools for assessing patients that have a greater risk of mortality include Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) in intensive care units and quick SOFA outside intensive care units. The second change involves management of fluid resuscitation and measures of volume responsiveness. Measures such as blood pressure and central venous pressure are not reliable...
December 2016: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231640/mind-the-gap-mechanisms-regulating-the-endothelial-barrier
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REVIEW
Mariya Y Radeva, Jens Waschke
The endothelial barrier consists of intercellular contacts localized in the cleft between endothelial cells, which is covered by the glycocalyx in a sieve-like manner. Both types of barrier-forming junctions, i.e. the adherens junction (AJ) serving mechanical anchorage and mechanotransduction and the tight junction (TJ) sealing the intercellular space to limit paracelullar permeability, are tethered to the actin cytoskeleton. Under resting conditions, the endothelium thereby builds a selective layer controlling the exchange of fluid and solutes with the surrounding tissue...
February 23, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217595/impact-of-pre-hospital-care-on-the-outcome-of-children-arriving-with-agonal-breathing-to-a-pediatric-emergency-service-in-south-india
#20
Debasis Das Adhikari, Krishna Mahathi, Urmi Ghosh, Indira Agarwal, Anila Chacko, Ebor Jacob, Kala Ebenezer
BACKGROUND: Data on the prehospital interventions received by critically ill children at arrival to Paediatric Emergency Services (PES) is limited in developing countries. This study aims to describe the pre-hospital care scenario, transport and their impact on outcome in non-traumatic, acutely ill children presenting in PES with agonal breathing. METHODS: Prospective observational study done on children aged below 15 years arriving in PES with agonal breathing due to non-trauma related causes...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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