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Shock, cardiac output, sepsis

Kohji Shirai
BACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new arterial stiffness index of the arterial tree from the origin of the aorta to the ankle, and was essentially derived from the stiffness parameterβtheory proposed by Hayashi. The conspicuous feature of CAVI is independency from blood pressure at the time of measurement. AIM: The purpose is to clarify the meaning of CAVI as a surrogate marker of arteriosclerosis, and also the role of CAVI in the blood pressure control system...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Zhongheng Zhang, Kun Chen
The article describes some commonly used vasoactive agents in patients with septic shock. Depending on their distinct pharmacological properties, their effects on vascular bed and cardiac function are different. For example, dopamine has equivalent effect on heart and vasculature, which can result in increases in cardiac output, mean arterial pressure and heart rate. Dobutamine is considered as inodilator because it has potent effect on cardiac systole and vasculature. Patients with sepsis and septic shock sometimes have coexisting cardiac dysfunction that justifies the use of dobutamine...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Kohji Shirai
BACKGROUND: The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new arterial stiffness index of the arterial tree from the origin of the aorta to the ankle, and was essentially derived from the stiffness parameterβtheory proposed by Hayashi. The conspicuous feature of CAVI is independency from blood pressure at the time of measurement. AIM: The purpose is to clarify the meaning of CAVI as a surrogate marker of arteriosclerosis, and also the role of CAVI in the blood pressure control system...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Weihua Zhu, Linjun Wan, Xiaohong Wan, Gang Wang, Meixian Su, Gengjin Liao, Qingqing Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy and feasibility of brachial artery peak velocity variation (ΔVpeakbrach) and inferior vena cava variability (VIVC) as indicators of fluid responsiveness in critically ill patients. METHODS: A single-center prospective observation was conducted. The patients on mechanical ventilation with spontaneously breathing admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from June 2013 to August 2015 were enrolled...
August 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Wei Du, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that β1-receptor blockers benefit septic shock patients. This study aimed to determine whether β1-receptor blockers benefit tissue perfusion in sepsis and to identify parameters to reduce the risk of this drug in sepsis. METHODS: Consecutive septic shock patients were recruited from the Intensive Care Unit of Peking Union Medical College Hospital within 48 h of diagnosis. All patients were hemodynamically stable and satisfactorily sedated with a heart rate (HR) ≥100 beats/min...
July 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Gianluigi Li Bassi, Joan Daniel Marti, Eli Aguilera Xiol, Talitha Comaru, Francesca De Rosa, Montserrat Rigol, Silvia Terraneo, Mariano Rinaudo, Laia Fernandez, Miguel Ferrer, Antoni Torres
BACKGROUND: Hemoperfusion through a column containing polymyxin B-immobilized fiber (PMX-HP) is beneficial in abdominal sepsis. We assessed the effects of PMX-HP in a model of severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. METHODS: Eighteen pigs with severe P. aeruginosa pneumonia were mechanically ventilated for 76 h. Pigs were randomized to receive standard treatment with fluids and vasoactive drugs, or standard treatment with two 3-h PMX-HP sessions. Antibiotics against P...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Zhenyu Li, Enyuan Zhang, Yipeng Hu, Yi Liu, Bing Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the predictive and prognostic value of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in patients with myocardial dysfunction induced by severe sepsis and septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 84 patients with severe sepsis and septic shock were enrolled between May 2013 and December 2014.The patients were monitored by pulse indicator continuous cardiac output system and divided into myocardial depression group (cardiac function index [CFI] < 4...
June 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Pauline Yeung Ng, Wai Ching Sin, Andrew Kei-Yan Ng, Wai Ming Chan
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction is a well-recognized condition and confers worse outcomes in septic patients. Echocardiographic assessment by conventional parameters such as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is often affected by ongoing changes in preload and afterload conditions. Novel echocardiographic technologies such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) have evolved for direct assessment of the myocardial function. We investigate the measurement of myocardial strain by speckle tracking echocardiography for the diagnosis of sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Luiz Carlos Passos, Márcio Galvão Oliveira, Andre Rodrigues Duraes, Thiago Moreira Trindade, Andréa Cristina Costa Barbosa
Background Beta-blockers have been recommended for patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction for their long-term benefits. However, the tolerance to betablockers in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure should be evaluated. Objective To estimate the proportion of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure who can tolerate these agents in clinical practice and compare the clinical outcomes of patients who can and cannot tolerate treatment with beta-blockers. Setting Two reference hospitals in cardiology...
August 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Xiaoyun Liu, Wenli Ji, Jifeng Wang, Tao Pan
Septic shock, also known as infectious or toxic shock, is a medical condition caused by severe infection and sepsis. Early identification, timely diagnosis and effective treatments are imperative to prevent this medical condition. The aim of the present study was to examine the application of pulse index continuous cardiac output (PiCCO) technique in the treatment of septic shock patients. Fifty septic shock patients were randomly divided into the conventional detection group (group C, n=25) and the PiCCO detection group (group P, n=25)...
April 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
A Vieillard-Baron, M Matthay, J L Teboul, T Bein, M Schultz, S Magder, J J Marini
RATIONALE: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is frequently associated with hemodynamic instability which appears as the main factor associated with mortality. Shock is driven by pulmonary hypertension, deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation (MV) on right ventricular (RV) function, and associated-sepsis. Hemodynamic effects of ventilation are due to changes in pleural pressure (Ppl) and changes in transpulmonary pressure (TP). TP affects RV afterload, whereas changes in Ppl affect venous return...
May 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Uzoma Nwachukwu Ibebuogu, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Inyong Hwang
This case report describes a 72-year-old woman who developed an acute postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) with consequent cardiogenic shock. Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counter-pulsation was urgently initiated in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, with neither clinical nor haemodynamic improvement, prompting immediate removal of the IABP and the insertion of an Impella 2.5 heart pump (AbioMed Inc; Danvers, Massachusetts, USA), a temporary ventricular assist device. Thereafter, the patient improved clinically and was admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Liangming Liu, Huiling Wu, JiaTao Zang, Guangming Yang, Yu Zhu, Yue Wu, Xiangyun Chen, Dan Lan, Tao Li
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis and septic shock are the common complications in ICUs. Vital organ function disorder contributes a critical role in high mortality after severe sepsis or septic shock, in which endoplasmic reticulum stress plays an important role. Whether anti-endoplasmic reticulum stress with 4-phenylbutyric acid is beneficial to sepsis and the underlying mechanisms are not known. DESIGN: Laboratory investigation. SETTING: State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury...
August 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Peter C Hou, Michael R Filbin, Anthony Napoli, Joseph Feldman, Peter S Pang, Jeffrey Sankoff, Bruce M Lo, Howard Dickey-White, Robert H Birkhahn, Nathan I Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: Fluid responsiveness is proposed as a physiology-based method to titrate fluid therapy based on preload dependence. The objectives of this study were to determine if a fluid responsiveness protocol would decrease progression of organ dysfunction, and a fluid responsiveness protocol would facilitate a more aggressive resuscitation. METHODS: Prospective, 10-center, randomized interventional trial. INCLUSION CRITERIA: suspected sepsis and lactate 2...
August 2016: Shock
Jianzhuo He, Lei Wang, Xin Yin, Liheng Guo, Minzhou Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe hemodynamic characteristics and the correlation with syndrome types of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients with septic shock, so as to direct the treatment based on syndrome differentiation. METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. Sixty-eight patients with septic shock admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Dade Road General Hospital of Guangdong Hospital of TCM from January 2013 to July 2015 were enrolled...
February 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Chaojie Wei, Narimane Al Kattani, Huguette Louis, Eliane Albuisson, Bruno Levy, Antoine Kimmoun
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have suggested that lowering heart rate (HR) by selective β1-blockers improves sepsis-induced cardiac and vascular dysfunction primarily by decreasing proinflammatory pathways. However, the impact of isolated heart rate reduction (HRR) on hemodynamics and inflammatory pathways remains unknown. The present study was designed to assess the effects of HRR by ivabradine, an If channel inhibitor, on cardiovascular function and inflammatory pathways in peritonitis-induced septic shock in rats...
September 2016: Shock
Yuan Yuan, Heng Zhou, Qing-Qing Wu, Fang-Fang Li, Zhou-Yan Bian, Wei Deng, Meng-Qiao Zhou, Qi-Zhu Tang
Patients with septic shock suffer from high mortality rates, particularly when complicated by severe myocardial depression which is characterized by hypotension and a reduction in cardiac output. Inflammation is an important factor involved in the early stages of sepsis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the Chinese herbal compound puerarin (1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 µM) on cardiomyocyte inflammatory response in a sepsis model using H9c2 cardiomyocytes stimulated with 1 µg/ml lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
February 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Diego Orbegozo Cortés, Fuhong Su, Carlos Santacruz, Koji Hosokawa, Katia Donadello, Jacques Creteur, Daniel De Backer, Jean-Louis Vincent
Ischemic conditioning induces a series of cellular modifications that may prevent injury from further hypoxic episodes, but there are few data in sepsis. In this randomized controlled study, we evaluated the effects of ischemic conditioning on the microcirculation, organ function, and survival time in an ovine model of septic shock.Sepsis was induced in 14 anesthetized, mechanically ventilated adult sheep by injecting autologous feces into the abdominal cavity. Animals were then randomized to ischemic pre- and post-conditioning or no conditioning (both n = 7)...
April 2016: Shock
Max Dunitz, George Verghese, Thomas Heldt
Sepsis, which occurs when an infection leads to a systemic inflammatory response, is believed to contribute to one in two to three hospital deaths in the United States. Using the Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care (MIMIC II) database of electronic medical records from Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), we worked to characterize sepsis at BIDMC's intensive care units. Additionally, we developed a real-time algorithm to stratify patients with infectious complaints into different risk categories for progressing to septic shock...
August 2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Jean-Louis Vincent
INTRODUCTION: The management of sepsis essentially relies on effective resuscitation with fluids and vasopressors, appropriate and adequate antimicrobial therapy, and organ support. Any of these interventions can have beneficial but also harmful effects. AREAS COVERED: We focus on the key hemodynamic signs of sepsis and discuss the potential safety risks associated with the management of each of them, including optimizing arterial pressure, cardiac output and oxygen delivery...
2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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