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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891404/influenza-associated-neurological-complications-during-2014-2017-in-taiwan
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Li-Wen Chen, Chao-Ku Teng, Yi-Shan Tsai, Jieh-Neng Wang, Yi-Fang Tu, Ching-Fen Shen, Ching-Chuan Liu
INTRODUCTION: Seasonal influenza-associated neurological complications had high mortality and morbidity rates in recent studies. We reported influenza-associated encephalitis/encephalopathy in children during 2014-2017 in Taiwan, focusing on neurological presentations, neuroimaging correlations, and critical care managements. MATERIALS/SUBJECTS: During January 1st 2014 to June 30th 2017, pediatric patients reported to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control surveillance system for severe complicated influenza infections in the hospital were retrospectively reviewed...
June 8, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886847/cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-a-critically-ill-patient-a-case-report
#2
Demet Demirkol, Umay Kavgacı, Burcu Babaoğlu, Serhan Tanju, Banu Oflaz Sözmen, Suda Tekin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this case report is to discuss diagnostic workup and clinical management of cytomegalovirus reactivation in a critically ill immunocompetent pediatric patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old white boy who had no medical history presented with respiratory distress and fever. His Pediatric Risk of Mortality and Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction scores were 20 and 11, respectively. Our preliminary diagnosis was multiple organ dysfunction secondary to sepsis...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29884777/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-sirs-and-the-pattern-and-risk-of-sepsis-following-gastrointestinal-perforation
#3
Zhou Ye-Ting, Tong Dao-Ming
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is characterized by systemic inflammation and tissue injury. Secondary sepsis is a common critical illness associated with poor clinical outcome. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of SIRS-positive and SIRS-negative sepsis following gastrointestinal (GI) perforation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study included 51 patients with GI perforation who had clinical evidence of sepsis, with or without SIRS. Clinical outcome was assessed at day 30 using the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) (score, 1-5) and the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) (score, 1-6) to determine organ function...
June 9, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756489/sevoflurane-exerts-brain-protective-effects-against-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy-and-memory-impairment-through-caspase-3-9-and-bax-bcl-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis
#4
Nurdan Bedirli, Emin Umit Bagriacik, Guldal Yilmaz, Zerrin Ozkose, Mustafa Kavutçu, Aslı Cavunt Bayraktar, Abdulkadir Bedirli
Objective We compared the effects of sevoflurane and isoflurane on systemic inflammation, sepsis-associated encephalopathy, and memory impairment in a rat sepsis model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced polymicrobial peritonitis. Methods Twenty-four rats were assigned to sham, CLP, CLP + sevoflurane, and CLP + isoflurane groups. At 72 hours after CLP, the rats underwent behavior tests. Serum cytokines were evaluated. Brain tissue samples were collected for determination of glutathione peroxidase (GPX), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase; the wet/dry weight ratio; myeloperoxidase (MPO) and malondialdehyde (MDA); apoptotic gene release; and histologic examinations...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720578/targeting-inflammatory-monocytes-in-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy-and-long-term-cognitive-impairment
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Graciela Andonegui, Erin L Zelinski, Courtney L Schubert, Derrice Knight, Laura A Craig, Brent W Winston, Simon C Spanswick, Björn Petri, Craig N Jenne, Janice C Sutherland, Rita Nguyen, Natalie Jayawardena, Margaret M Kelly, Christopher J Doig, Robert J Sutherland, Paul Kubes
Sepsis-associated encephalopathy manifesting as delirium is a common problem in critical care medicine. In this study, patients that had delirium due to sepsis had significant cognitive impairments at 12-18 months after hospital discharge when compared with controls and Cambridge Neuropsychological Automated Test Battery-standardized scores in spatial recognition memory, pattern recognition memory, and delayed-matching-to-sample tests but not other cognitive functions. A mouse model of S. pneumoniae pneumonia-induced sepsis, which modeled numerous aspects of the human sepsis-associated multiorgan dysfunction, including encephalopathy, also revealed similar deficits in spatial memory but not new task learning...
May 3, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716805/predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-brain-abscess-in-thailand
#6
Thanyalak Amornpojnimman, Pat Korathanakhun
Although brain abscess is a fatal neurological infection, the studies in Thailand are quite limited and outdate. This study aims to identify predictors of mortality among patients with brain abscess in Thailand. Patients with a diagnosis of brain abscess admitted to Songklanagarind Hospital, a referral tertiary care hospital in southern Thailand, between 2002 and 2017 were enrolled into this retrospective case control study. Demographic data, neurological status, clinical presentations, predisposing factors, microbiological profiles, neuroimaging findings, treatments, and outcomes were collected from electronic medical records...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629988/early-evidence-of-sepsis-associated-hyperperfusion-a-study-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-with-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-and-control-subjects
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Marie-Hélène Masse, Marie Anne Richard, Frédérick D'Aragon, Charles St-Arnaud, Michael Mayette, Neill K J Adhikari, William Fraser, André Carpentier, Steven Palanchuck, David Gauthier, Luc Lanthier, Matthieu Touchette, Albert Lamontagne, Jean Chénard, Sangeeta Mehta, Yanick Sansoucy, Etienne Croteau, Martin Lepage, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms underlying sepsis-associated encephalopathy remain unclear, but reduced cerebral blood flow, alone or in conjunction with altered autoregulation, is reported as a potential contributor. We compared cerebral blood flow of control subjects and vasopressor-dependent septic patients. DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SETTING: MRI with arterial spin labeling. PATIENTS: Ten sedated septic patients on mechanical ventilation (four with controlled chronic hypertension) and 12 control subjects (six with controlled chronic hypertension) were enrolled...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558045/liver-dysfunction-in-sepsis
#8
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Ewa A Woźnica, Małgorzata Inglot, Ryszard K Woźnica, Lidia Łysenko
Despite continuous progress in medicine, sepsis remains the main cause of deaths in the intensive care unit. Liver failure complicating sepsis/septic shock has a significant impact on mortality in this group of patients. The pathophysiology of sepsis-associated liver dysfunction is very complicated and still not well understood. According to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Guidelines, the diagnosis of liver dysfunction during sepsis is based on the increase in bilirubin concentration >2 mg/dL and the occurrence of coagulation disorders with INR > 1...
March 20, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531452/scrub-typhus-a-major-cause-of-pediatric-intensive-care-admission-and-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-single-center-experience-from-india
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Prabahs Prasun Giri, Joydeb Roy, Agnisekhar Saha
Aim of the Study: Scrub typhus has been globally recognized as an emerging infectious disease contributing significantly to pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) and a potential cause of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS). We studied the incidence of scrub typhus as a cause of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission and MODS in our hospital and its clinical and laboratory characteristics to measure the incidence of MODS caused by scrub typhus. Materials and Methods: This study was done in a pediatric teaching hospital in Kolkata, India...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503228/early-linezolid-associated-lactic-acidosis-in-a-patient-with-child-s-class-c-liver-cirrhosis-and-end-stage-renal-disease
#10
Chih-Ning Cheng, Shu-Wen Lin, Chien-Chih Wu
Linezolid, an oxazolidinone antibiotic, does not required dose adjustment in patients with Child's class A and B liver cirrhosis. The dose adjustment data for Child's class C liver cirrhosis is inadequate. We reported a case of Child's class C liver cirrhosis, in which lactic acidosis, an adverse effect related to prolonged use, occurred only after two weeks of linezolid treatment. A 63-year old male had underlying diseases, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and Child's class C liver cirrhosis, and was admitted for hepatic encephalopathy management and liver transplantation evaluation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360405/sepsis-associated-encephalopathy-is-septic
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Aurélien Mazeraud, Fernando A Bozza, Tarek Sharshar
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March 15, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359867/early-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-after-liver-transplantation-etiology-and-risk-factors-a-single-center-experience
#12
Cristiana Laici, Lorenzo Gamberini, Tommaso Bardi, Antonio Siniscalchi, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Stefano Faenza
BACKGROUND: Infectious complications represent one of the main causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality of liver transplant recipients. The primary objective of this retrospective observational study was to evaluate incidence and etiology of early (within 1 month from surgery and occurring in the intensive care unit [ICU]) postoperative infections as well as donor- and recipient-related risk factors. METHODS: The data of 280 patients undergoing 299 consecutive liver transplant procedures from January 2012 to December 2015 were extracted from the Italian ICU registry database and hospital registries...
April 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335023/early-neonatal-glutaric-aciduria-type-i-hidden-by-perinatal-asphyxia-a-case-report
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Giacomo Biasucci, Nicola Morelli, Federica Natacci, Massimo Mastrangelo
BACKGROUND: Perinatal asphyxia (PA) occurs in about 2 to 10 per 1000 live full-term births. Although neonatal epileptic seizures are observed in up to 60% of cases, PA may mimic or subtend other conditions. Hypoxia related brain injury is particularly relevant, as it may have permanent effects on neuropsychomotor development. Antepartum obstetric conditions, may, in turn, lead to hypoxic-ischemic damage to the fetus and the newborn, often underlying PA. Herein, a case of PA that hid and triggered signs and symptoms of Glutaric Aciduria type I (GA-I), is reported...
January 15, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285771/endotoxemia-rocks-sphingolipid-metabolism-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-an-editorial-highlight-for-alteration-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-as-a-putative-mechanism-underlying-lps-induced-bbb-disruption-on-page-172
#14
Eric Camerer
In this issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry, Vutukuri et al. evaluate the impact of endotoxemia-induced encephalopathy on the sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signaling pathway at the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Four hours after intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharides (LPS, 4 mg/kg) to mice, they first demonstrate BBB dysfunction and then evaluate changes in sphingolipid metabolites in serum, isolated brain microvessels (MBMV), and whole brain. In parallel, they investigate the fate of indicated S1P generating and metabolizing enzymes and S1P receptors in brain and MBMV...
January 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232196/mechanisms-of-action-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-septic-encephalopathy
#15
Figen Esen, Perihan Ergin Ozcan, Erdem Tuzun, M Dustin Boone
Acute brain dysfunction associated with sepsis is a serious complication that results in morbidity and mortality. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) treatment is known to alleviate behavioral deficits in the experimentally induced model of sepsis. To delineate the mechanisms by which IVIg treatment prevents neuronal dysfunction, an array of immunological and apoptosis markers was investigated. Our results suggest that IVIgG and IgGAM administration ameliorates neuronal dysfunction and behavioral deficits by reducing apoptotic cell death and glial cell proliferation...
December 12, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127768/diabetic-ketoacidosis-hyperuricemia-and-encephalopathy-intractable-to-regular-dose-insulin
#16
Jillian Gregory, Sonali Basu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children less than 1 year of age is a rare occurrence. Typical presentation includes a prodrome of weight loss and polyuria with subsequent presentation to medical care when acidosis becomes symptomatic. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case of a previously healthy infant with a 3 days' history of constipation, presenting acutely with abdominal pain, lethargy, and dehydration. On initial evaluation, our patient had profound encephalopathy, with marked tachypnea and work of breathing...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107155/the-blood-brain-interface-a-culture-change
#17
Ian Galea, V Hugh Perry
The blood-brain interface (BBI) is the subject of a new named series at Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It is timely to reflect on a number of advances in the field within the last ten years, which may lead to an increased understanding of human behaviour and a wide range of psychiatric and neurological conditions. We cover discoveries made in solute and cell trafficking, endothelial cell and pericyte biology, extracellular matrix and emerging tools, especially those which will enable study of the human BBI...
February 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058589/translational-evidence-for-two-distinct-patterns-of-neuroaxonal-injury-in-sepsis-a-longitudinal-prospective-translational-study
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Johannes Ehler, Lucinda K Barrett, Valerie Taylor, Michael Groves, Francesco Scaravilli, Matthias Wittstock, Stephan Kolbaske, Annette Grossmann, Jörg Henschel, Martin Gloger, Tarek Sharshar, Fabrice Chretien, Francoise Gray, Gabriele Nöldge-Schomburg, Mervyn Singer, Martin Sauer, Axel Petzold
BACKGROUND: Brain homeostasis deteriorates in sepsis, giving rise to a mostly reversible sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE). Some survivors experience chronic cognitive dysfunction thought to be caused by permanent brain injury. In this study, we investigated neuroaxonal pathology in sepsis. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal, prospective translational study involving (1) experimental sepsis in an animal model; (2) postmortem studies of brain from patients with sepsis; and (3) a prospective, longitudinal human sepsis cohort study at university laboratory and intensive care units (ICUs)...
October 23, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023711/alteration-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-as-a-putative-mechanism-underlying-lps-induced-bbb-disruption
#19
Rajkumar Vutukuri, Robert Brunkhorst, Roxane-Isabelle Kestner, Lena Hansen, Nerea Ferreiros Bouzas, Josef Pfeilschifter, Kavi Devraj, Waltraud Pfeilschifter
Septic encephalopathy with confusion and agitation occurs early during sepsis and contributes to the severity of the disease. A decrease in the sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) blood levels has been shown in patients and in animal models of sepsis. The lipid mediator S1P is known to be involved in endothelial barrier function in a context-dependent manner. We utilized lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-injected mice as a model for septic encephalopathy and first performed tracer permeability assays to assess the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown in vivo...
January 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965313/significant-liver-related-morbidity-after-bariatric-surgery-and-its-reversal-a-case-series
#20
Magdalena Eilenberg, Felix B Langer, Andrea Beer, Michael Trauner, Gerhard Prager, Katharina Staufer
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs in up to 80% of patients with obesity. Current data suggest an improvement of NAFLD after established bariatric procedures. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated liver function impairment after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB). SETTING: University Hospital, Bariatric Surgery Unit METHODS: In this single-center case series, consecutive in- and outpatients after bariatric surgery who presented with severe liver dysfunction from March 2014 to February 2017 were included and followed until March 2017...
March 2018: Obesity Surgery
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