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Satoshi Inoue, Yuichiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Koami, Kosuke Yamada C, Futoshi Nagashima, Toru Miike, Takashi Iwamura, Toru Obata
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify a useful biomarker to predict the efficacy of polymyxin B-immobilized fiber direct hemoperfusion (PMX-DHP) in patients with septic shock. METHODS: The 44 patients included in this study were divided into two groups. Group A had an increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) over 30 mmHg after PMX-DHP treatment. Group B had an increase in SBP less than 30 mmHg after PMX-DHP treatment. We evaluated the clinical characteristics and demographics of both groups...
2018: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
Antonella Cotoia, Lucia Mirabella, Sabrina Altamura, Rachele Villani, Flavia Marchese, Giuseppe Ferrara, Karim Mariano, Tullo Livio, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND: Sepsis caused by complicated intra-abdominal infection is associated with high mortality. Loss of endothelial barrier integrity, inflammation, and impaired cellular oxygen have been shown to be primary contributors to sepsis. To date, little is known regarding the pathway for the mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from the bone marrow in sepsis whereas stromal-cell-derived factor 1a (SDF-1a) and hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) seem to have a role in the EPC response to hypoxic microenvironments...
March 12, 2018: Trials
Ryusuke Amemiya, Masahiro Shinoda, Masayuki Yamada, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Kaoru Shimada, Hiroaki Fujieda, Hiroshi Yagi, Takamasa Mizota, Ryo Nishiyama, Go Oshima, Shingo Yamada, Kentaro Matsubara, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Minoru Kitago, Hideaki Obara, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: High-mobility-group box chromosomal protein 1 has been identified as an important mediator of various kinds of acute and chronic inflammation. In this study, we aimed to develop a column that effectively adsorbs high-mobility-group box chromosomal protein 1 by altering the pore size of the fiber. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, we produced three types of porous polymethylmethacrylate fiber by altering the concentration of polymethylmethacrylate dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Vincenzo Pota, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Caterina Pace, Filomena Peluso, Alfonso Fiorelli, Caterina Aurilio
BACKGROUND: Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a common and progressive polymicrobial infection involving the neck and chest with a high death rate (10 to 40%). From a microbiological point of view, descending necrotizing mediastinitis is sustained by Gram-positive bacteria (43-62%), anaerobes (46-78%), and, rarely, Gram-negative bacteria. Data collected during the Antibiotic Resistance-Istituto Superiore di Sanità project confirmed that Italy is positioned among the countries with the highest levels of resistance in most pathogenic species under surveillance...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
L P Liu, Z H Qin, W M Zou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Yi Yang, Kun Shi, Jinrong Peng, Zhiyong Qian
Hyperbilirubinemia, caused by the disorders in bilirubin metabolism, could result in neurotoxicity, permanent brain damage and even death. As one of effective bilirubin removal technologies from blood, hemoperfusion had attracted much attention. However, the development of bilirubin adsorbents used in hemoperfusion with excellent adsorption capacity and hemocompatibility still faced great challenges. In this work, the cationic hydrogel was prepared by the photo-initiated polymerization of biodegradable poly(ester amine) (PEA) based on PLLA and low molecular weight PEI1800...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Aiko Okubo, Ayumu Nakashima, Shigehiro Doi, Toshinori Ueno, Kensuke Sasaki, Takashi Esaki, Takao Masaki
BACKGROUND: The definition of sepsis was updated to sepsis-3 in February 2016. Currently, direct hemoperfusion therapy using the polymyxin B-immobilized fiber cartridge (PMX-DHP) is widely performed to treat sepsis and septic shock. However, the prognostic factors of PMX-DHPs in patients with sepsis using the new definition are unclear. We retrospectively assessed prognostic factors in patients who had received PMX-DHP therapy for sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: We included 71 patients with severe infection who underwent PMX-DHP treatment from January 2006 to August 2015 in this study...
February 24, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Liang Sun, Peng-Bo Yan, Yin Zhang, Lu-Qing Wei, Guo-Qiang Li
The present study retrospectively analyzed 19 patients diagnosed with paraquat (PQ) poisoning with the aim to investigate the effect of activated charcoal hemoperfusion on renal function and PQ elimination. The results indicated that 7 patients died and 12 survived. Non-oliguric renal failure occurred in all of the 7 patients who died. Among the 12 surviving patients, 10 had normal renal function and 2 developed non-oliguric renal failure. There was a linear correlation between plasma and urine paraquat concentration prior to and during activated charcoal hemoperfusion...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xin Song, Kang Wang, Cheng-Qiang Tang, Wen-Wen Yang, Weifeng Zhao, Changsheng Zhao
The currently used hemoperfusion adsorbents such as activated carbon and ion exchange resin show dissatisfactory hemocompatibility, and a large dose of injected heparin leads to the increasing cost and the risk of systematic bleeding. Natural polysaccharide adsorbents commonly have good biocompatibility, but their application is restricted by the poor mechanical strength and low content of functional groups. Herein, we developed an efficient, self-anticoagulant and blood compatible hemoperfusion adsorbent by imitating the structure and functional groups of heparin...
February 9, 2018: Biomacromolecules
Gilad Segev, Larry D Cowgill
OBJECTIVE: To describe the management of cyclosporine overdose using hemodialysis and hemoperfusion in a dog. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old, spayed female Australian Shepherd was presented for treatment of cyclosporine overdose and acute kidney injury. Five days prior to presentation, the dog had been diagnosed by its referring veterinarian with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. Treatment was initiated with prednisone, but since no response was noted, azathioprine (50 mg PO q 24 h) and cyclosporine (6 mg/kg IV q 24 h) were added...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
E Kieslichova, S Frankova, M Protus, D Merta, E Uchytilova, J Fronek, J Sperl
INTRODUCTION: Amanita phalloides poisoning is a potentially fatal cause of acute liver failure. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of initial patients' characteristics and different treatment modalities on the outcome of patients with liver failure caused by Amanita poisoning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 23 patients admitted to our center between July 2007 and August 2016. RESULTS: Mean time interval between Amanita phalloides ingestion and the onset of gastrointestinal symptoms was 12...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Andreas Koertge, Reinhold Wasserkort, Thomas Wild, Steffen Mitzner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2017: Blood Purification
Jian Sun, Yu-Min Niu, Yu-Tao Zhang, Hai-Jiao Li, Yu Yin, Yi-Zhe Zhang, Pei-Bin Ma, Jing Zhou, Lie Huang, Hong-Shun Zhang, Cheng-Ye Sun
In this study, the toxicology of A. exitialis, a lethal mushroom found in China, and the toxicokinetics of peptide toxins contained in it were evaluated. Beagles were fed A. exitialis powder (20 or 60 mg/kg) in starch capsules, after which they were assessed for signs of toxicity, as well as biochemical and pathological changes. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry was used to assay the peptide toxins. The total peptide toxins in A. exitialis was 3482.6 ± 124...
January 13, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Tomoko Fujii, Riki Ganeko, Yuki Kataoka, Toshi A Furukawa, Robin Featherstone, Kent Doi, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniela Pasero, René Robert, Claudio Ronco, Sean M Bagshaw
Owing to an oversight by the authors, Figure 2 in this article was not the version intended for publication. The correct Figure 2, reproduced here, features footnote symbols and Figure 2b includes three studies as described in the main text.
January 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
February 2018: Antiviral Research
Rui Zhao, Yumei Li, Xiang Li, Yanzi Li, Bolun Sun, Shen Chao, Ce Wang
Bilirubin is a pathogenic toxin in the blood of patients with liver failure, and bilirubin adsorbents have been applied to remove the extra bilirubin in hemoperfusion. However, the developing of high-performance adsorbents with satisfying removal ability, physical/chemical stability, biocompatibility and hemocompatibility still needs to be explored. In this study, branched polyethylenimine (bPEI) grafted electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber membrane (bPEIPANFM) was fabricated via a green hydrothermal process...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Bogdan I Gerashchenko, Oleksii S Sydorenko, Elisaveta A Snezhkova, Dmytro O Klymchuk, Vladimir G Nikolaev
In extracorporeal blood purification, such as hemoperfusion, activated carbon (activated charcoal) beads are commonly used as an adsorbent, but their judgment in terms of extent of microparticle release is of great importance since the microparticles may represent the risk of entering the bloodstream. To quantitatively assess the release of carbon microparticles (CMPs) in the samples of the aqueous perfusion medium, in which the beads have been perfused, the calibration procedure with different concentrations of CMPs is likely to be needed...
January 4, 2018: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
Wei Huang
New achievements in critical care medicine 2017 may include updating of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" international guideline. Comparing evaluation of sequential (sepsis-related) organ failure assessment (SOFA) and quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA), combination therapies with steroid, vitamin B1 and vitamin C in patients with sepsis, identification of endophenotype of sepsis, as well phenotype of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, it is also need to mention some of negative trials, such as levosimendan in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, low-dose immunoglobulin G and polymyxin B hemoperfusion for patient with septic shock, and enteral versus parenteral early nutrition in ventilated adults with shock...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Shigekazu Iguchi, Naotaka Yamaguchi, Hiroki Takami, Takayuki Komatsu, Hirokazu Ookubo, Hajime Sekii, Kenji Inoue, Shinya Okazaki, Iwao Okai, Sonomi Maruyama, Tomohisa Nomura, Manabu Sugita
RATIONALE: Cases of severe disopyramide poisoning are rare and few have been reported. We report a case in which activated-charcoal column hemoperfusion was dramatically effective for life-threatening disopyramide poisoning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A teenage girl who had overdosed on disopyramide (total dose, 4950 mg) was brought to our hospital. She was resuscitated from short period cardiopulmonary arrest and subsequently showed severe cardiogenic shock and ventricular arrhythmia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Stavroula Ilia, Panagiotis Briassoulis, George Briassoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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