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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/100001003/emergency-management-of-sepsis-the-simple-stuff-saves-lives
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David Sweet, Julian Marsden, Kendall Ho, Christina Krause, James A Russell
Many emergency departments have implemented sepsis protocols since the 2001 publication of results from the early goal-directed therapy trial, which showed early targeted resuscitation lowers mortality. As part of an attempt to improve clinical and operational outcomes for emergency departments across British Columbia, we reviewed sepsis management literature and considered sepsis protocol implementation in the province’s emergency departments. During the literature review we found that many observational studies confirmed an association between implementation of emergency sepsis protocols and decreased mortality...
May 2012: BC medical journal: BCMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716593/the-critical-care-literature-2016
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REVIEW
Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701197/a-case-of-bowel-perforation-due-to-traumatic-hernia-at-a-pelvic-fracture-site-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ryota Tanaka, Hisashi Nagahara, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hiroshi Ohtani, Masatsune Shibutani, Tatsuro Tamura, Tetsuro Ikeya, Kenji Sugano, Yasuhito Iseki, Katsunobu Sakurai, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Ryosuke Amano, Naoshi Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kazuya Muguruma, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Common complications of pelvic fractures include visceral injury, large-volume hemorrhage, genitourinary injury, rectal injury, and pulmonary embolism. On the other hand, traumatic hernia is a rare complication, especially in association with pelvic fractures. We report a case of bowel perforation due to traumatic hernia at a pelvic fracture site. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old female was presented at our hospital for further examination and treatment of ileus...
July 12, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697503/update-of-sepsis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#4
Kelly Roveran Genga, James A Russell
Sepsis, the most common cause of admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), has had an increased incidence and prevalence over the last years with a simultaneous decrease in its short-term mortality. Sepsis survivors are more frequently discharged from hospital and often experience long-term outcomes such as late mortality, immune dysfunction, secondary infections, impaired quality of life, and unplanned readmissions. Early recognition and management of sepsis have challenged emergency care and critical care physicians and nurses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687209/new-sepsis-and-septic-shock-definitions-clinical-implications-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Chanu Rhee, Michael Klompas
New sepsis definitions shift emphasis from the systemic inflammatory response syndrome to organ dysfunction, quantified using the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score. The new definitions also propose Quick SOFA criteria to rapidly identify potentially infected patients at risk for poor outcomes. Diagnosing septic shock requires vasopressor dependence and increased lactate levels. Strengths of these definitions include their simplicity and clear association with adverse outcomes. However, their utility in identifying patients with serious infections before frank sepsis ensues remains to be seen...
July 5, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682945/chronic-critical-illness-and-persistent-inflammation-what-can-we-learn-from-the-elderly-injured-septic-and-malnourished
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Vanessa Nomellini, Lewis J Kaplan, Carrie A Sims, Charles C Caldwell
Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who develop chronic critical illness significantly stress the clinical capacity and financial resources of healthcare systems. Although vast improvements have been made in critical care management, outcomes for this ICU subset remains poor. A hallmark for patients who progress to chronic critical illness is the development of persistent inflammation and immunosuppression. The risk factors associated with the development of chronic critical illness include increased age, medical comorbidities, severe injury, septic shock, and malnutrition...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677016/-heart-in-sepsis-molecular-mechanisms-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-septic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
L Martin, M Derwall, C Thiemermann, T Schürholz
An impairment of cardiac function is a key feature of cardiovascular failure associated with sepsis; however, its clinical relevance is still underestimated. Recent advancements in echocardiography in patients with septic shock enable a better characterization of septic cardiomyopathy by unmasking a severe, cardiac dysfunction even in the presence of preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. The pathophysiology of septic cardiomyopathy involves a complex mixture of systemic factors and molecular, metabolic, and structural changes of the cardiomyocytes...
July 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669551/low-accuracy-of-positive-qsofa-criteria-for-predicting-28-day-mortality-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-during-the-early-period-after-emergency-department-presentation
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Sung Yeon Hwang, Ik Joon Jo, Se Uk Lee, Tae Rim Lee, Hee Yoon, Won Chul Cha, Min Seob Sim, Tae Gun Shin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the diagnostic performance of positive Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores for predicting 28-day mortality among critically ill septic patients during the early period after emergency department (ED) presentation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study at a tertiary care academic center. We reviewed a registry of adult (≥18 years) patients who received a diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock during an ED stay from August 2008 through September 2014...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660809/the-effect-of-stage-of-hiv-disease-as-determined-by-cd4-count-on-clinical-outcomes-of-surgical-sepsis-in-south-africa
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S Green, V Y Kong, G L Laing, J L Bruce, J Odendaal, B Sartorius, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION This paper reviews the impact of the stage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease on the outcome of surgical sepsis. METHODS All adult emergency general surgical patients (aged >15 years) who fulfilled the criteria for sepsis or septic shock, with a documented surgical source of infection, and who were HIV positive were reviewed. RESULTS During the 5-year study period, a total of 675 patients with a documented surgical source of sepsis were managed by our service; 142 (21%) of these were HIV positive...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660415/-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-sepsis
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M Keller, R Meierhenrich
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common new onset arrhythmia in patients hospitalized with sepsis; however, there are no specific treatment guidelines and the ideal therapeutic approaches still remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To begin with the current state of knowledge concerning the underling mechanisms, the incidence and prognostic impact of new onset atrial fibrillation during sepsis are presented. Then a possible therapeutic algorithm for the special situation of sepsis is derived with respect to the currently existing atrial fibrillation guidelines...
June 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657585/issues-of-acute-kidney-injury-staging-and-management-in-sepsis-and-critical-illness-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Christian Nusshag, Markus A Weigand, Martin Zeier, Christian Morath, Thorsten Brenner
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has a high incidence on intensive care units around the world and is a major complication in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or septic shock. The short- and long-term complications are thereby devastating and impair the quality of life. Especially in terms of AKI staging, the determination of kidney function and the timing of dialytic AKI management outside of life-threatening indications are ongoing matters of debate. Despite several studies, a major problem remains in distinguishing between beneficial and unnecessary "early" or even harmful renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638665/a-rare-case-of-septic-shock-secondary-to-emphysematous-hepatitis
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Khaled M Nada, Ibrahim El Husseini, Mohammad E Abu Hishmeh, Neerav S Shah, Nadezhda Ibragimova, Riyad Basir
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of emphysematous hepatitis which is a rare clinical entity, characterized by a fatal, rapidly progressive infection of the liver with a radiological appearance simulating emphysematous pyelonephritis and to help provide more data about the causative organisms and precipitating factors of this pathology. DATA SOURCES AND SYNTHESIS: Relevant literature was reviewed and, to the best of our knowledge, there is limited data regarding the pathogenesis, causative organisms, and management of this condition...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637738/the-reanimation-low-immune-status-markers-realism-project-a-protocol-for-broad-characterisation-and-follow-up-of-injury-induced-immunosuppression-in-intensive-care-unit-icu-critically-ill-patients
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Mary-Luz Rol, Fabienne Venet, Thomas Rimmele, Virginie Moucadel, Pierre Cortez, Laurence Quemeneur, David Gardiner, Andrew Griffiths, Alexandre Pachot, Julien Textoris, Guillaume Monneret
INTRODUCTION: The host response to septic shock is dynamic and complex. A sepsis-induced immunosuppression phase has recently been acknowledged and linked to bad outcomes and increased healthcare costs. Moreover, a marked suppression of the immune response has also been partially described in patients hospitalized in intensive care unit (ICU) for severe trauma or burns. It has been hypothesized that immune monitoring could enable identification of patients who might most benefit from novel, adjunctive immune-stimulating therapies...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635463/an-overview-of-the-evidence-based-practice-process-for-novice-researchers
#14
Emma Rowles, Amanda McNaughton
This article explores how nurses can use evidence-based practice to critique and evaluate the rationale and evidence for specific nursing procedures or practices. Through the development of a focused research question and search strategy, nurses can select and critique relevant research articles to answer the research question, which can support the provision of optimal practice and high-quality care. This article demonstrates the process of evidence-based practice, with the aim of increasing novice researchers' confidence in applying this process in practice...
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625250/-fulminant-clostridium-difficile-colitis-new-challenges-in-critical-care-medicine
#16
Bin Liu
Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) means severe Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC), which often manifested with severe diarrhea, fever, abdominal distention, electrolyte disorder, hypoalbuminemia, and it can lead to pseudo membrane colonitis, toxic megacolon, bowel perforation, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction. Now Clostridium difficile (CD) becomes one of the most important medical institutions related infectious pathogens. In particular, the recently discovered mutant CD strain NAP1/BI/ribotype 027 has high pathogenicity in the global epidemic and its outbreak...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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/28600919/group-a-streptococci-infection-a-systematic-clinical-review-exemplified-by-cases-from-an-obstetric-department
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REVIEW
Line Winther Gustafson, Jan Blaakær, Rikke Bek Helmig
Group A streptococci infection has re-emerged since the 1980s and onward, despite the awareness of the etiology and the use of penicillin. It now accounts for more than 75,000 deaths worldwide every year. Postpartum women have a 20-fold increased incidence of group A streptococci disease compared to non-pregnant women. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, prevention and treatment of group A streptococcal infection in pregnancy. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the following electronic databases from 1980-March 2016: PubMed-Medline, Embase, SveMed+, Bibliotek...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600707/-sepsis-and-septic-shock-overview-after-sepsis-3-and-the-requirements-of-the-clinician-regarding-the-autopsy-of-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
H Müller-Redetzky
Sepsis and septic shock are frequent conditions of patients in the intensive care unit. Recent guidelines adjusted the diagnostic criteria for sepsis and septic shock as well as the recommendations for sepsis treatment, which together is important for the intensivist as well as for the pathologist. Patients who die from septic shock despite invasive and intense therapies display various pathological findings that have to be placed in a reasonable clinical context, which is challenging for the pathologist without close cooperation with the former caring clinician...
June 9, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591027/necrotizing-fasciitis-a-catastrophic-complication-following-routine-tibia-fracture-surgery-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Shuai Shang, Ruipeng Zhang, Zhiyong Hou
RATIONALE: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is defined as a rare, life-threatening, rapidly spreading soft tissue infection resulting from a polymicrobial origin, with a predominance of anaerobic organisms that presents with necrosis of the muscle, fascia, and surrounding soft tissue. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 64-year-old male who sustained tibia fracture caused by falling from a height underwent a tibia surgery with minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis technique in another institution...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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