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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333320/cross-resistance-to-lincosamides-streptogramins-a-and-pleuromutilins-in-streptococcus-agalactiae-isolates-from-the-usa
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Paulina A Hawkins, Caitlin S Law, Benjamin J Metcalf, Sopio Chochua, Delois M Jackson, Lars F Westblade, Robert Jerris, Bernard W Beall, Lesley McGee
Background: Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) is a leading cause of meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia in neonates in the United States. GBS also causes invasive disease in older infants, pregnant women, children and young adults with underlying medical conditions, and older adults. Resistance to lincosamides in the absence of erythromycin resistance is rare in GBS, but has been previously reported in clinical isolates, both on its own or in combination with resistance to streptogramins A and pleuromutilins (L/LSA/LSAP phenotypes)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328498/a-framework-for-patient-state-tracking-by-classifying-multiscalar-physiologic-waveform-features
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Benjamin Vandendriessche, Mustafa Abas, Thomas Dick, Kenneth Loparo, Frank Jacono
OBJECTIVE: State-of-the-art algorithms that quantify nonlinear dynamics in physiologic waveforms are underutilized clinically due to their esoteric nature. We present a generalizable framework for classifying multiscalar waveform features, designed for patient-state tracking directly at the bedside. METHODS: An artificial neural network classifier was designed to evaluate multiscale waveform features against a fingerprint database of multifractal synthetic time series...
March 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272257/suspected-infection-in-afebrile-patients-are-they-septic
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Fernanda de Souza Martins, Gisele Giuliane Guedes, Thiago Martins Santos, Marco A de Carvalho-Filho
We prospectively evaluated afebrile patients admitted to an emergency department (ED), with suspected infection and only tachycardia or tachypnea.The white blood cell count (WBC) was obtained, and patients were considered septic if leukocyte count was >12,000 μL-1 or <4000 μL-1 or with >10% of band forms. Clinical data were collected to examine whether sepsis could be predicted.Seventy patients were included and 37 (52.86%) met sepsis criteria. Self-measured fever showed an odds ratio (OR) of 5...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/28231305/effects-of-vasoactive-drugs-on-crystalloid-fluid-kinetics-in-septic-sheep
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Yuhong Li, Zheng Xiaozhu, Ru Guomei, Ding Qiannan, Robert G Hahn
PURPOSE: Crystalloid fluid and vasoactive drugs are used in the early treatment of sepsis. The purpose of the present study was to examine how these drugs alter plasma volume expansion, peripheral edema, and urinary excretion. METHODS: Twenty-five anesthetized sheep were made septic by cecal puncture and a short infusion of lipopolysaccharide. After 50 min, a slow infusion of isotonic saline was initiated: the saline either contained no drug, norepinephrine (1 μg/kg/min), phenylephrine (3 μg/kg/min), dopamine (50 μg/kg/min), or esmolol (50 μg/kg/min)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222674/administration-of-hes-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroplasty-under-spinal-anesthesia-is-not-associated-with-an-increase-in-renal-injury
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Yuanyuan Zhang, Yonghao Yu, Junya Jia, Wenli Yu, Rubin Xu, Licheng Geng, Ying Wei
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is applied to achieve volume expansion during surgery; however, nephrotoxicity may be induced in patients with sepsis. Simultaneously, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and IL-18 have been illustrated as pivotal indicators to diagnose the acute kidney injury (AKI) early. This multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study aimed to investigate whether 6% HES 130/0.4 administration caused postoperative AKI, which can be revealed by urinary and plasma NGAL and IL-18 estimations in elderly patients with normal renal function undergoing hip arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia...
February 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149560/glucose-insulin-potassium-correlates-with-hemodynamic-improvement-in-patients-with-septic-myocardial-dysfunction
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Won-Young Kim, Moon Seong Baek, Young Shin Kim, Jarim Seo, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
BACKGROUND: Glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) demonstrates a cardioprotective effect by providing metabolic support and anti-inflammatory action, and may be useful in septic myocardial depression. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between GIK and hemodynamic outcomes in septic shock patients with myocardial depression. METHODS: Between October 2012 and March 2014, 45 patients in the intensive care unit who fulfilled the criteria for severe sepsis/septic shock and were treated with GIK were recruited...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131723/protein-biomarker-druggability-profiling
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Subramani Mani, Daniel Cannon, Robin Ohls, Tudor Oprea, Stephen Mathias, Karri Ballard, Oleg Ursu, Cristian Bologa
Developing automated and interactive methods for building a model by incorporating mechanistic and potentially causal annotations of ranked biomarkers of a disease or clinical condition followed by a mapping into a contextual framework in disease-linked biochemical pathways can be used for potential drug-target evaluation and for proposing new drug targets. We demonstrate the potential of this approach using ranked protein biomarkers obtained in neonatal sepsis by enrolling 127 infants (39 infants with late onset neonatal sepsis and 88 control infants) and by performing a focused proteomic profile of the sera and by applying the interactive druggability profiling algorithm (DPA) developed by us...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126452/early-sepsis-bundle-compliance-for-non-hypotensive-patients-with-intermediate-versus-severe-hyperlactemia
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Daniel E Leisman, Jason A Zemmel D'Amore, Jeanie L Gribben, Mary Frances Ward, Kevin D Masick, Andrea R Bianculli, Kathryn H Bradburn, John K D'Angelo, Martin E Doerfler
OBJECTIVE: To compare the association of 3-h sepsis bundle compliance with hospital mortality in non-hypotensive sepsis patients with intermediate versus severe hyperlactemia. METHODS: This was a cohort study of all non-hypotensive, hyperlactemic sepsis patients captured in a prospective quality-improvement database, treated October 2014 to September 2015 at five tertiary-care centers. We defined sepsis as 1) infection, 2) ≥2 SIRS criteria, and 3) ≥1 organ dysfunction criterion...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114047/a-model-based-machine-learning-approach-to-probing-autonomic-regulation-from-nonstationary-vital-signs-time-series
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Li-Wei Lehman, Roger Mark, Shamim Nemati
Physiological variables, such as heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and respiration (RESP), are tightly regulated and coupled under healthy conditions, and a break-down in the coupling has been associated with aging and disease. We present an approach that incorporates physiological modeling within a switching linear dynamical systems (SLDS) framework to assess the various functional components of the autonomic regulation through transfer function analysis of nonstationary multivariate time series of vital signs...
December 7, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110982/diagnostic-accuracy-of-multi-parametric-mri-and-trus-biopsy-in-prostate-cancer-promis-a-paired-validating-confirmatory-study
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Hashim U Ahmed, Ahmed El-Shater Bosaily, Louise C Brown, Rhian Gabe, Richard Kaplan, Mahesh K Parmar, Yolanda Collaco-Moraes, Katie Ward, Richard G Hindley, Alex Freeman, Alex P Kirkham, Robert Oldroyd, Chris Parker, Mark Emberton
BACKGROUND: Men with high serum prostate specific antigen usually undergo transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-biopsy). TRUS-biopsy can cause side-effects including bleeding, pain, and infection. Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) used as a triage test might allow men to avoid unnecessary TRUS-biopsy and improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: We did this multicentre, paired-cohort, confirmatory study to test diagnostic accuracy of MP-MRI and TRUS-biopsy against a reference test (template prostate mapping biopsy [TPM-biopsy])...
February 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107357/vasopressor-use-for-severe-hypotension-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Francois Lamontagne, Deborah J Cook, Maureen O Meade, Andrew Seely, Andrew G Day, Emmanuel Charbonney, Karim Serri, Yoanna Skrobik, Paul Hebert, Charles St-Arnaud, Hector Quiroz-Martinez, Michaël Mayette, Daren K Heyland
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach to titrate vasopressor therapy is unclear. Recent sepsis guidelines recommend a mean arterial pressure (MAP) target of 65 mmHg and higher for chronic hypertensive patients. As data emerge from clinical trials comparing blood pressure targets for vasopressor therapy, an accurate description of usual care is required to interpret study results. Our aim was to measure MAP values during vasopressor therapy in Canadian intensive care units (ICUs) and to compare these with stated practices and guidelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
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E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067711/early-goal-directed-therapy-for-sepsis-a-novel-solution-for-discordant-survival-outcomes-in-clinical-trials
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Andre C Kalil, Daniel W Johnson, Steven J Lisco, Junfeng Sun
OBJECTIVES: Early goal-directed therapy has shown discordant survival outcomes in sepsis studies. We aim to find the reasons for this discordance. DESIGN: Random-effects and Bayesian hierarchical analyses. SETTING: Studies that evaluated early goal-directed therapy. SUBJECTS: Patients with severe sepsis and/or septic shock. INTERVENTIONS: Early goal-directed therapy. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A total of 19,998 patients were included in the main analysis: 31 observational (n = 15,656) and six randomized (n = 4,342) studies...
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052283/the-feasibility-of-conservative-management-for-morbidly-adherent-placenta-accidentally-encountered-after-vaginal-delivery
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Ran Cui, Junli Lu, Zhenyu Zhang, Huimin Bai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of conservative management for patients with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery. METHODS: Medical records of patients with MAP who were accidentally encountered after term vaginal delivery and treated in our hospital from January 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 8 eligible patients were included in this analysis...
January 5, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011233/septic-shock-prediction-for-icu-patients-via-coupled-hmm-walking-on-sequential-contrast-patterns
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Shameek Ghosh, Jinyan Li, Longbing Cao, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Critical care patient events like sepsis or septic shock in intensive care units (ICUs) are dangerous complications which can cause multiple organ failures and eventual death. Preventive prediction of such events will allow clinicians to stage effective interventions for averting these critical complications. METHODS: It is widely understood that physiological conditions of patients on variables such as blood pressure and heart rate are suggestive to gradual changes over a certain period of time, prior to the occurrence of a septic shock...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993196/milk-fat-globule-epidermal-growth-factor-factor-viii-derived-peptide-msp68-is-a-cytoskeletal-immunomodulator-of-neutrophils-that-inhibits-rac1
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Louie Hendricks, Monowar Aziz, Weng-Lang Yang, Jeffrey Nicastro, Gene F Coppa, Marc Symons, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Prolonged neutrophil infiltration leads to exaggerated inflammation and tissue damage during sepsis. Neutrophil migration requires rearrangement of their cytoskeleton. Milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor-factor VIII-derived short peptide 68 (MSP68) has recently been shown to be beneficial in sepsis-induced tissue injury and mortality. We hypothesize that MSP68 inhibits neutrophil migration by modulating small GTPase Rac1-dependent cytoskeletal rearrangements. METHODS: Bone marrow-derived neutrophils (BMDNs) or whole lung digest isolated neutrophils were isolated from 8 to 10 wk old C57BL/6 mice by Percoll density gradient centrifugation...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993157/early-phase-cumulative-hypotension-duration-and-severe-stage-progression-in-oliguric-acute-kidney-injury-with-and-without-sepsis-an-observational-study
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Junichi Izawa, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Taku Iwami, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, John A Kellum, Takashi Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Managing blood pressure in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could effectively prevent severe-stage progression. However, the effect of hypotension duration in the early phase of AKI remains poorly understood. This study investigated the association between early-phase cumulative duration of hypotension below threshold mean arterial pressure (MAP) and severe-stage progression of oliguric AKI in critically ill patients, and assessed the difference in association with presence of sepsis...
December 19, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993148/blood-transfusion-improves-renal-oxygenation-and-renal-function-in-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Lara Zafrani, Bulent Ergin, Aysegul Kapucu, Can Ince
BACKGROUND: The effects of blood transfusion on renal microcirculation during sepsis are unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of blood transfusion on renal microvascular oxygenation and renal function during sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. METHODS: Twenty-seven Wistar albino rats were randomized into four groups: a sham group (n = 6), a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) group (n = 7), a LPS group that received fluid resuscitation (n = 7), and a LPS group that received blood transfusion (n = 7)...
December 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959829/a-model-based-machine-learning-approach-to-probing-autonomic-regulation-from-nonstationary-vital-signs-time-series
#20
Li-Wei Lehman, Roger Mark, Shamim Nemati
Physiological variables, such as heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and respiration (RESP), are tightly regulated and coupled under healthy conditions, and a break-down in the coupling has been associated with aging and disease. We present an approach that incorporates physiological modeling within a switching linear dynamical systems (SLDS) framework to assess the various functional components of the autonomic regulation through transfer function analysis of nonstationary multivariate time series of vital signs...
December 7, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
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