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Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Yaseen M Arabi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infectious disease outbreaks in the critical care setting are common and serious consequence. This article reviews and summarizes recent outbreaks in the adult ICUs. RECENT FINDINGS: Outbreaks of multidrug-resistant bacteria, fungi, and emerging viruses in ICUs from different countries are common. Outbreak investigation relies on epidemiologic methods, microbiologic studies, and molecular typing methods. Overuse of antibiotics, gaps in implementing infection prevention measures, and contaminated environment are common causes of ICU outbreaks...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464807/prognostic-factors-in-hospitalized-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-study-of-a-prospective-observational-cohort
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Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida, Hironobu Tokumasu, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Yuhei Ito, Hiromasa Tachibana
BACKGROUND: To date, only few studies have examined the prognostic factors of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) defined according to the latest criteria, which excludes healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). Therefore, we aimed to investigate the factors that affect prognosis, and evaluate the usefulness of existing pneumonia severity scores for predicting the prognosis of CAP. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with CAP, excluding HCAP, who were enrolled prospectively between April 2007 and February 2016...
May 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455155/-spike-in-acute-asthma-exacerbations-during-enterovirus-d68-epidemic-in-japan-a-nation-wide-survey
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Seigo Korematsu, Kengo Nagashima, Yasunori Sato, Mizuho Nagao, Shunji Hasegawa, Haruna Nakamura, Shiro Sugiura, Katsushi Miura, Kenji Okada, Takao Fujisawa
BACKGROUND: In September 2015, Japan experienced an unusual increase in acute asthma hospitalizations of children that coincided with an enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) epidemic. The objective of this study is to investigate whether EV-D68 had a causal relationship with the spike in asthma hospitalizations. METHODS: A nation-wide retrospective survey of asthma hospitalizations of children was performed for the period from January 2010 through October 2015. The Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology asked its affiliated hospitals to report monthly numbers of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and mechanical ventilations due to acute asthma exacerbation...
April 25, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438186/mortality-and-infectious-complications-of-therapeutic-endovascular-interventional-radiology-a-systematic-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Kaoutar Mellouk Aid, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Abdelmajid Soulaymani, Karin Lebascle, Stephane Silvera, Pascal Astagneau, Benoit Misset
BACKGROUND: Endovascular interventional radiology (EIR) is an increasingly popular, mini invasive treatment option for patient with symptomatic vascular disease. The EIR practiced by qualified hands is an effective, well-tolerated procedure that offers relief of patient's symptoms with a low risk of complications. During acute post procedural period, immediate complications may relate to vascular access, restenosis, thromboembolic events, uterine ischemia, infection, necrosis, sepsis, ICU stay, surgical recovery, pain management, treatment failure, and death...
April 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434776/a-patient-who-made-an-impact-on-how-i-practice-severe-leptospirosis-presenting-as-ards-in-the-icu
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Evangelia S Panagiotidou, Sofia V Akritidou, Seraphim T Kotoulas, Evdokia K Sourla, Basilis G Mpikos, Basilis P Bagalas, Ioannis T Stanopoulos, Katalin M Fekete, Athanasia D Pataka
Severe leptospirosis can be a rare cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multiorgan failure. A patient who made an impact on how I practice was a case of severe leptospirosis (Weil's disease) that presented as ARDS in the ICU. Leptospirosis is an under-reported infectious disease worldwide and should be considered as a cause of ARDS especially in patients with exposure history complicated with diffuse alveolar bleeding (DAH), icteric hepatitis and renal deterioration. Empiric treatment should be recommended before confirmation of laboratory tests as serological diagnosis is time consuming...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419820/community-acquired-infections-among-refugees-leading-to-intensive-care-unit-admissions-in-turkey
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Mediha Turktan, Oznur Ak, Hakan Erdem, Dilek Ozcengiz, Sally Hargreaves, Safak Kaya, Emre Karakoc, Ozlem Ozkan-Kuscu, Gunay Tuncer-Ertem, Recep Tekin, Handan Birbicer, Gul Durmus, Canan Yilmaz, Funda Kocak, Edmond Puca, Jordi Rello
OBJECTIVES: Data on the impact of refugees on Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are lacking in the literature, in particular for community-acquired (CA) infectious diseases, for which they are known to be at higher risk. We did a descriptive, multicenter study to analyze CA infections among refugee patients requiring ICU admission. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were adult refugee patients admitted to an ICU due to CA infections. Anonymized data were collected between January 1, 2010 and December 30, 2015 across 10 referral centers...
May 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412721/are-admission-procalcitonin-levels-universal-mortality-predictors-across-different-medical-emergency-patient-populations-results-from-the-multi-national-prospective-observational-triage-study
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Ramon Sager, Yannick Wirz, Devendra Amin, Adina Amin, Pierre Hausfater, Andreas Huber, Sebastian Haubitz, Alexander Kutz, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT), an inflammatory blood biomarker, is well studied in infectious diseases. Its prognostic value in unselected emergency department (ED) patients remains yet undefined. Herein, we investigated association of admission PCT levels and mortality in a large, international-multicenter ED patient cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 6970 unselected, consecutive, adult, medical patients seeking ED care in three tertiary-care hospitals in Switzerland, France and the USA...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393502/-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-savings-comfort-many-advantages
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A Y Molina Caballero, M Martínez Merino, A Pérez Martínez, L Ayuso González, S Hernández Martín, J Pisón Chacón
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheters are indicated when an intravenous treatment is expected for more than 6 days or less if phlebotoxic medication is used. We report our recent experience. METHODS: Retrospective study from 2014 to 2015 including patients to whom a catheter was placed either, in the operating room after surgery and before awakening the patient, or in the Pediatric ICU by direct or ultrasound guidance venipuncture. We reviewed patient characteristics, underlying disease, line catheterization procedure, type and duration of venous line, intravenous treatment and complications...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366686/icu-acquired-candidaemia-in-france-epidemiology-and-temporal-trends-2004-2013-a-study-from-the-rea-raisin-network
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Olivier Baldesi, Sébastien Bailly, Stéphane Ruckly, Alain Lepape, François L'Heriteau, Martine Aupee, Sandrine Boussat, Caroline Bervas, Anais Machut, Anne Berger-Carbonne, Anne Savey, Jean François Timsit
OBJECTIVE: Candidaemia is a life-threatening infectious disease, associated with septic shock, multiple organ failure, and a high mortality rate. In France, reported data on the incidence of ICU-acquired candidaemia and the causative Candida species are scarce. The objective of this study was to determine temporal trends in epidemiology and risk factors of intensive care unit-acquired candidaemia (ICU-Cand) and ICU mortality among a very large population of ICU patients. METHOD: Demographics, patient risk factors, invasive device exposure and nosocomial infection in ICU patient were collected from 2004 to 2013 in a national network of 213 ICUs: REA-RAISIN...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353455/pharmacogenomic-influence-on-sepsis-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sarah Allegra, Giovanna Fatiguso, Lorena Baietto, Silvia Corcione, Fabio Favata, Alessandra Ariaudo, Nicole Pagani, Vito Marco Ranieri, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
In infectious and inflammatory diseases, pharmacogenetics affects treatment efficacy and toxicity. Moreover, recent studies suggest its important role in predicting the clinical outcome of sepsis. Our aim was to investigate the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes which we supposed to be involved in linezolid elimination upon sepsis outcome. Fourteen ICU-admitted patients in therapy with intravenous linezolid (600mg q12h) were enrolled and classified into three groups: group 0 for sepsis, 1 for severe sepsis and 2 for septic shock...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286833/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-its-responsible-germs-an-epidemiological-study
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Rama Bozorgmehr, Vanousheh Bahrani, Alireza Fatemi
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common hospital infections and a side effect of lengthy stay in intensive care unit (ICU). Considering the ever-changing pattern of common pathogens in infectious diseases and the raise in prevalence of hospital infections, the present study was designed aiming to determine the prevalence of VAP and its bacterial causes. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the medical profiles of all the patients under mechanical ventilation, who had no symptoms of pneumonia at the time of intubation and developed new infiltration in chest radiography after 48 hours under mechanical ventilation along with at least 2 of the symptoms including fever, hypothermia, leukocytosis, leukopenia, or purulent discharge from the lungs, were evaluated...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262210/pentraxin-3-a-predicator-for-28-day-mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Hongying Jie, Yunxiang Li, Xuehua Pu, Jilu Ye
BACKGROUND: Useful biomarkers that can serve as prognostic predictors are of great value in clinical practice because of the complex individual response to sepsis. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3), as a multifunctional pattern-recognition molecule, has been reported to be closely associated with the severity of infectious diseases in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate whether PTX3 could serve as a potential prognostic biomarker in patients with septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center prospective observational study was conducted during May 2012-May 2015 in the ICU of Taizhou People׳s Hospital...
March 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261149/diagnostic-value-of-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-critically-ill-neurological-patients
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Knut Kurt William Kampe, Roman Rotermund, Milena Tienken, Götz Thomalla, Marc Regier, Susanne Klutmann, Stefan Kluge
PURPOSE: (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) is a promising new tool for the identification of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic foci. The aim of our work was to evaluate the diagnostic value of FDG-PET/CT in patients treated on a neurological/neurosurgical ICU or stroke unit. METHODS: We performed a single-center, 10-year, retrospective evaluation of the value of FDG-PET/CT in critically ill adult patients with severe neurological disease...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250986/severe-tuberculosis-requiring-intensive-care-a-descriptive-analysis
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Raquel Pacheco Duro, Paulo Figueiredo Dias, Alcina Azevedo Ferreira, Sandra Margarida Xerinda, Carlos Lima Alves, António Carlos Sarmento, Lurdes Campos Dos Santos
Background. This study aims to describe the characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) patients requiring intensive care and to determine the in-hospital mortality and the associated predictive factors. Methods. Retrospective cohort study of all TB patients admitted to the ICU of the Infectious Diseases Department of Centro Hospitalar de São João (Porto, Portugal) between January 2007 and July 2014. Comorbid diagnoses, clinical features, radiological and laboratory investigations, and outcomes were reviewed. Univariate analysis was performed to identify risk factors for death...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162192/-the-454th-case-a-29-week-pregnant-woman-with-abdominal-pain-hyperlipemia-and-multiorgan-dysfunction
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D Wu, J Xu, J M Peng, L K Ma, S Chen, X G Li, T P Zhang, J M Qian
A 32 year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy was admitted for severe acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia. During hospitalization she developed multiorgan dysfunction, infected pancreatic necrosis, abdominal compartment syndrome and intrauterine fetal death. She was successfully treated by multidisciplinary team including department of emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology, obstetrics, endocrinology, ultrasonography, radiology, infectious disease, nutrition and surgery.
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107024/the-host-response-in-sepsis-patients-developing-intensive-care-unit-acquired-secondary-infections
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Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Brendon P Scicluna, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Rene Lutter, Janneke Horn, Marcus J Schultz, Marc M J Bonten, Olaf L Cremer, Tom van der Poll
RATIONALE: Sepsis can be complicated by secondary infections. We explored the possibility that sepsis patients developing a secondary infection while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) display sustained inflammatory, vascular and procoagulant responses. OBJECTIVE: To compare systemic proinflammatory host responses in patients with sepsis who acquire a new infection with those who do not. METHODS: Consecutive sepsis patients with a length of ICU stay >48 hours were prospectively analyzed for the development of ICU-acquired infections...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096576/role-of-edaravone-in-managemant-of-septic-peritonitis
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Ghada Fouad Elbaradey, Nagat Sayed Elshmaa, Hossam Hodeib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sepsis is a complex rapidly progressive infectious disease that remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in surgical patients and trauma victims. Edaravone a novel free radical scavenger was approved in 2001 in Japan for treatment of acute cerebral and myocardial infarction. Hence, in this work we attempt to evaluate its role in cases of septic peritonitis (SP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective randomized observer-blinded study carried out in surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after approval by Hospital Ethical Committee...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056053/soluble-b-and-t-lymphocyte-attenuator-correlates-to-disease-severity-in-sepsis-and-high-levels-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-mortality
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Anna Lange, Jonas Sundén-Cullberg, Anders Magnuson, Olof Hultgren
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: B- and T-lymphocyte Attenuator (BTLA), Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) are co-inhibitory receptors that regulate T cell activation. In the present study of ICU-treated patients we measured plasma concentrations of their soluble isoforms, with the aim to evaluate their potential as sepsis biomarkers and utility as prognostic indicators. METHODS: 101 patients with sepsis, 28 patients with non-infectious critical illness (ICU controls) and 31 blood donors (healthy controls, HC) were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966301/colistin-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extremelydrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-infections
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Çiğdem Banu Çetin, Deniz Özer Türk, Şebnem Şenol, Gönül Dinç Horasan, Özlem Tünger
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colistin is used as a salvage therapy for multidrug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. Our aim was to evaluate colistin efficiency and toxicity in the treatment of these resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study carried out in a tertiary care hospital during 2011-2013. Study data were collected from the medical records and consultations of the infectious diseases clinic...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964768/evaluation-of-hospitals-disaster-preparedness-plans-in-the-holy-city-of-makkah-mecca-a-cross-sectional-observation-study
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Ali S Al-Shareef, Loui K Alsulimani, Hattan M Bojan, Taha M Masri, Jennifer O Grimes, Michael S Molloy, Gregory R Ciottone
BACKGROUND: Makkah (Mecca) is a holy city located in the western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Each year, millions of pilgrims visit Makkah. These numbers impact both routine health care delivery and disaster response. This study aimed to evaluate hospitals' disaster plans in the city of Makkah. METHODS: Study investigators administered a questionnaire survey to 17 hospitals in the city of Makkah. Data on hospital characteristics and three key domains of disaster plans (general evaluation of disaster planning, structural feasibility of the hospitals, and health care worker knowledge and training) were collated and analyzed...
February 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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