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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161706/endotoxin-effects-on-cardiac-and-renal-functions-and-cardiorenal-syndromes
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Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Claudio Ronco
Gram-negative sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in critical ill patients. Recent findings in molecular biology and in signaling pathways have enhanced our understanding of its pathogenesis and opened up opportunities of innovative therapeutic approaches. Endotoxin plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of multi-organ dysfunction in the setting of gram-negative sepsis. Indeed, heart and kidney impairments seem to be induced by the release of circulating pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic mediators triggered by endotoxin interaction with immune cells...
November 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156532/paclitaxel-alleviated-liver-injury-of-septic-mice-by-alleviating-inflammatory-response-via-microrna-27a-tab3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Qiu Yang, Dongshan Zhang, Ya Li, Yongquan Li, Yinpeng Li
Excessive inflammatory response and apoptosis play an important role in the sepsis-induced liver injury. Paclitaxel, a diterpene alkaloid of Taxus brevifolia, is widely used as an anti-tumor drug and shows protective effects on acute lung and kidney injury. However, whether it has a protective effect against sepsis-induced liver injury has not been reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects of paclitaxel in septic liver injury in mice and associated molecular mechanisms...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149961/practice-variation-in-the-immediate-postoperative-care-of-pediatric-kidney-transplantation-a-national-survey
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S Abu-Sultaneh, M J Hobson, A C Wilson, W C Goggins, M E Nitu, R Lutfi
INTRODUCTION: Advances in organ allocation, surgical technique, immunosuppression, and long-term follow-up have led to a significant improvement in kidney transplant outcomes. Although there are clear recommendations for several aspects of kidney transplant management, there are no pediatric-specific guidelines for immediate postoperative care. The aim of this survey is to examine practice variations in the immediate postoperative care of pediatric kidney transplant patients. METHODS: We surveyed medical directors of Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI)-affiliated pediatric intensive care units regarding center-specific immediate postoperative management of pediatric kidney transplantation...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148292/cholestatic-liver-injury-as-a-side-effect-of-dabigatran-and-the-use-of-coagulation-tests-in-dabigatran-intoxication-and-after-reversal-by-idarucizumab-in-bleeding-and-sepsis
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Willemijn J Comuth, Anne-Mette Haase, Linda Ø Henriksen, Jerzy Malczynski, Daan van de Kerkhof, Anna-Marie B Münster
Idarucizumab, an antidote specific for dabigatran, became available recently. Dabigatran is not associated with increased risk of hepatotoxicity in comparison with warfarin, but it is seen as a rare side-effect. Cases of cholestatic liver injury due to dabigatran have not been reported previously. We present a case of severe gastro-intestinal bleeding with underlying dabigatran intoxication in a patient with renal failure and the effect of reversal of dabigatran using idaruzicumab on coagulation assays. International normalized ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) results were elevated in a setting of sepsis, possibly due to liver failure...
November 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133918/fast-simultaneous-assessment-of-renal-and-liver-function-using-polymethine-dyes-in-animal-models-of-chronic-and-acute-organ-injury
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A T Press, M J Butans, T P Haider, C Weber, S Neugebauer, M Kiehntopf, U S Schubert, M G Clemens, M Bauer, A Kortgen
Simultaneous assessment of excretory liver and kidney function is still an unmet need in experimental stress models as well as in critical care. The aim of the study was to characterize two polymethine-dyes potentially suitable for this purpose in vivo. Plasma disappearance rate and elimination measurements of simultaneously injected fluorescent dyes DY-780 (hepato-biliary elimination) and DY-654(renal elimination) were conducted using catheter techniques and intravital microscopy in animals subjected to different organ injuries, i...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132515/acute-kidney-injury-in-the-critically-ill
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REVIEW
Robert A Maxwell, Christopher Michael Bell
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently in the surgical intensive care unit and results in significant morbidity and mortality. AKI needs to be identified early and underlying causes treated or eliminated. Sepsis, major surgery such as coronary artery bypass, and hypovolemia are the most common causes and patients with underlying comorbidities have increased susceptibility. Treatment should begin by ensuring that patients are adequately resuscitated and all contributing causes are replaced or eliminated...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124567/dimethyl-fumarate-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-organs-after-sepsis-in-rats
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Amanda Della Giustina, Sandra Bonfante, Graciela Freitas Zarbato, Lucinéia Gainski Danielski, Khiany Mathias, Aloir Neri de Oliveira, Leandro Garbossa, Taise Cardoso, Maria Eduarda Fileti, Raquel Jaconi De Carli, Mariana Pereira Goldim, Tatiana Barichello, Fabricia Petronilho
Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction induced by a disrupted host response to infecting pathogens. Evidences suggest that oxidative stress is intrinsically related to sepsis progression. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a novel oral therapeutic agent with anti-oxidant properties which exerts protective effects through activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NFE2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2). Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of DMF in different organs of rats submitted to an animal model of sepsis...
November 9, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117994/role-of-adenosine-1a-receptor-signaling-on-gfr-early-after-the-induction-of-sepsis
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Jonathan M Street, Erik H Koritzinsky, Tiffany R Bellomo, Xuzhen Hu, Peter S T Yuen, Robert A Star
Sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI) synergistically increase morbidity and mortality in the ICU. How sepsis reduces GFR and causes AKI is poorly understood; one proposed mechanism includes tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF). When sodium reabsorption by the proximal tubules is reduced in normal animals, the macula densa senses increased luminal sodium chloride, then adenosine 1a receptor (A1aR) signaling triggers tubuloglomerular feedback, reducing GFR through afferent arteriole vasoconstriction. We measured GFR and systemic hemodynamics early during cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis in wild-type and A1aR knockout mice...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112541/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-surgery
#10
Aamer B Ahmed, Andreas Koster, Marcus Lance, David Faraoni
: None of the predictive models for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis have been designed for and validated in patients undergoing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. The presence of one or more risk factors [age over 70 years old, transfusion of more than 4 U of red blood cells/fresh frozen plasma/cryoprecipitate, mechanical ventilation lasting more than 24 h, postoperative complication (e.g. acute kidney injury, infection/sepsis, neurological complication)] should place the cardiac population at high risk for VTE...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112081/predictors-prevalence-and-outcomes-of-early-crystalloid-responsiveness-among-initially-hypotensive-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#11
Daniel E Leisman, Martin E Doerfler, Sandra M Schneider, Kevin D Masick, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of responsiveness to initial fluid challenge among hypotensive sepsis patients is unclear. To avoid fluid overload, and unnecessary treatment, it is important to differentiate these phenotypes. We aimed to 1) determine the proportion of hypotensive sepsis patients sustaining favorable hemodynamic response after initial fluid challenge, 2) determine demographic and clinical risk factors that predicted refractory hypotension, and 3) assess the association between timeliness of fluid resuscitation and refractoriness...
November 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111542/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
#12
Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. The pathophysiologic pathways are of great interest by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provokes cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increases the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104728/oxidative-stress-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-critical-illness-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-biomarkers-interventions-and-future-perspectives
#13
REVIEW
Paraskevi Pavlakou, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Michael Mitsis, Evangelia Dounousi
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a multifactorial entity that occurs in a variety of clinical settings. Although AKI is not a usual reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission, it often complicates critically ill patients' clinical course requiring renal replacement therapy progressing sometimes to end-stage renal disease and increasing mortality. The causes of AKI in the group of ICU patients are further complicated from damaged metabolic state, systemic inflammation, sepsis, and hemodynamic dysregulations, leading to an imbalance that generates oxidative stress response...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098196/perirenal-abscess-after-partial-nephrectomy-because-of-migration-of-upper-calix-stone-and-urine-leakage-a-case-report
#14
Sheng-Chun Hung, Li-Wen Chang, Cheng-Kuang Yang
Background: Nephron-sparing surgery has been shown to achieve oncological results equivalent to those of radical nephrectomy in patients with compromised renal function who have renal tumors <4 cm. However, technical difficulties and potential surgical complications remain challenges to the surgeon. Various factors, such as tumor size and location, collecting system invasion, and patient's expectations, are major concerns that may affect the feasibility of performing an effective partial nephrectomy. We report a patient with renal cell carcinoma who underwent open partial nephrectomy and suffered from complications of perirenal abscess because of stone migration, obstruction, and subsequence urine leakage...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098010/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-sepsis-and-associated-organ-dysfunction-a-promising-future-or-blind-alley
#15
REVIEW
Jan Horák, Lukáš Nalos, Vendula Martínková, Jan Beneš, Milan Štengl, Martin Matějovič
Sepsis, newly defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, is the most common cause of death in ICUs and one of the principal causes of death worldwide. Although substantial progress has been made in the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of sepsis, translation of these advances into clinically effective therapies has been disappointing. Given the extreme complexity of sepsis pathogenesis, the paradigm "one disease, one drug" is obviously flawed and combinations of multiple targets that involve early immunomodulation and cellular protection are needed...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095750/the-use-of-regional-or-neuraxial-anesthesia-for-below-knee-amputations-may-reduce-the-need-for-perioperative-blood-transfusions
#16
Obaid Malik, Ethan Y Brovman, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Amputations of the lower extremity remain a common procedure in a high-risk population. Perioperative morbidity and mortality reach as high as 14.1% in below-knee amputations. We aimed to determine whether regional, or neuraxial, anesthesia, when compared with general anesthesia (GA), would be associated with reduced perioperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set...
November 1, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092740/preoperative-aldosterone-receptor-blockade-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
#17
Linda Shavit, Shuli Silberman, Rachel Tauber, Ofer Merin, Daniel Bitran, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent clinical evidence demonstrates that chronic low-dose mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA), when added to optimal treatment, result in reductions in cardiovascular mortality. However, continuation of MRAs before cardiac surgery in patients with CKD has never been evaluated and its potential benefit or harm in this specific clinical setting is largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study that included adult CKD patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089579/transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
Fadi Al-Rashid, Anja Bienholz, Heike Annelie Hildebrandt, Polycarpos-Christos Patsalis, Matthias Totzeck, Andreas Kribben, Daniel Wendt, Heinz Jakob, Alexander Lind, Rolf Alexander Jánosi, Tienush Rassaf, Philipp Kahlert
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has evolved to a treatment of choice in high-risk patients and is therefore ideal for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, as patients with end-stage renal disease and kidney transplant recipients. Especially, outcome of this special patient group is very important. 22 patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 undergoing intermittent hemodialysis treatment (CKD 5D) and 8 kidney transplant recipients (KT) with severe aortic valve stenosis underwent transfemoral TAVI...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089216/-causes-consequences-and-treatment-of-hypophosphatemia-a-systematic-review
#19
Maël Padelli, Cyril Leven, Mehdi Sakka, Emmanuelle Plée-Gautier, Jean-Luc Carré
CONTEXT: Although hypophosphatemia is usually very seldom, it can reach two to 3% of hospitalized patients and until 28% of intensive care unit patients. Due to the lack of knowledge, clinical practice regarding seeking or treatment of hypophosphatemia is very heterogenous. However its clinical consequences might be heavy. A better knowledge of its causes, physiopathological effects and treatment should lead to a documented and homogenous care of these patients in clinics. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was a systematic review of littérature, seeking for publications about causes, consequences and treatment of hypophosphatemia...
October 28, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080804/blockade-of-cd38-diminishes-lipopolysaccharide-induced-macrophage-classical-activation-and-acute-kidney-injury-involving-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-suppression
#20
Bingyan Shu, Ye Feng, Yuan Gui, Qingmiao Lu, Wei Wei, Xian Xue, Xiaoli Sun, Weichun He, Junwei Yang, Chunsun Dai
The CD38, possessing ADP-ribosyl cyclase (ADPR-cyclase) and cyclic ADP-ribose hydrolase (cADPR-hydrolase), is able to regulate a variety of cellular activities. However, the role and mechanisms for CD38 in macrophage activation and sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) remain to be determined. Here we report that in cultured macrophages, Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) could upregulate CD38 expression in time and dose dependent manner. Knocking down or blockade of CD38 in macrophages could inhibit LPS-induced macrophage M1 polarization accompanied by diminished NF-κB signaling activation...
November 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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