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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906036/complicated-acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-a-rapidly-progressive-soft-tissue-infection-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-case-report
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Corinne Beerle, Hans Gelpke, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a rare complication of acute appendicitis with perforation through the abdominal wall. The case points out that an intraabdominal origin should be considered in patients presenting with rapidly spreading soft tissue infections of the trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old European woman presented to our hospital with a 1-week history of severe abdominal pain accompanied by rapidly spreading erythema and emphysema of the lower abdomen...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904994/rapamycin-protects-sepsis-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mouse-hippocampus-by-enhancing-autophagy
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Wenyu Liu, Jia'nan Guo, Jie Mu, Linyu Tian, Dong Zhou
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway might mediate neuroprotection in a mouse model of septic encephalopathy and also to identify the role of autophagy. Mice were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or a sham operation, and all 50 mice were randomly assigned to five groups: sham, CLP+ saline, CLP+ rapamycin (1, 5, 10 mg/kg) groups. Two weeks after the operation, Morris water maze was conducted for behavioral test; Nissl staining was used for observing glia infiltration; immunohistochemical staining and biochemical measures in hippocampi were performed to detect mTOR targets and autophagy indicators...
December 1, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904453/outcome-of-severe-infections-in-afebrile-neutropenic-cancer-patients
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Ksenija Strojnik, Ksenija Mahkovic-Hergouth, Barbara Jezersek Novakovic, Bostjan Seruga
BACKGROUND: In some neutropenic cancer patients fever may be absent despite microbiologically and/or clinically confirmed infection. We hypothesized that afebrile neutropenic cancer patients with severe infections have worse outcome as compared to cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and severe infection, who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at our cancer center between 2000 and 2011...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904204/a-rare-case-of-juvenile-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-disseminated-histoplasmosis
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Piyabi Sarkar, Keya Basu, Mamata Guha Mallick Sinha
Histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by dimorphic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. Immunocompetent individuals usually have self-limiting or localized disease whereas immunocompromised individuals develop disseminated disease. The occurrence of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus is extremely rare with only one reported case in literature showing such association. Therefore, we report a case of severe opportunistic fungal infection caused by Histoplasma in a 13-year-old girl who was diagnosed with juvenile lupus erythematosus, subsequently developed septic shock and died of the disease despite of aggressive antifungal therapy...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904114/two-cases-of-proteinase-3-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-pr3-anca-related-nephritis-in-infectious-endocarditis
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Kazuya Hirai, Naoto Miura, Masabumi Yoshino, Kanyu Miyamoto, Hironobu Nobata, Takuhito Nagai, Keisuke Suzuki, Shogo Banno, Hirokazu Imai
We herein report two cases of proteinase 3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA)-related nephritis in infectious endocarditis. In both cases, the patients were middle-aged men with proteinuria and hematuria, hypoalbuminemia, decreased kidney function, anemia, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and PR3-ANCA positivity. Each had bacteremia, due to Enterococcus faecium in one and Streptococcus bovis in the other. One patient received aortic valve replacement therapy for aortic regurgitation with vegetation, and the other underwent tricuspid valve replacement therapy and closure of a ventricular septic defect to treat tricuspid regurgitation with vegetation...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904045/puerarin-prevents-lps-induced-osteoclast-formation-and-bone-loss-via-inhibition-of-akt-activation
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Yun Zhang, Ming Yan, Qing-Feng Yu, Pei-Fan Yang, Hai-Dong Zhang, Yong-Hong Sun, Zhi-Fen Zhang, Yun-Feng Gao
Osteolysis induced by chronic Gram-negative bacterial infection underlies many bone diseases such as osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and periodontitis. Drugs that inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced osteolysis are critically needed for the prevention of bone destruction in infective bone diseases. In this study, we assessed the effect of puerarin, a natural isoflavone isolated from Pueraria lobata OHWI root, on LPS-induced osteoclastogenesis and bone loss. Our in vitro study showed that puerarin significantly inhibited LPS-induced osteoclast differentiation from osteoclast precursor RAW264...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
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Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infra-renal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902585/long-term-complications-of-splenectomy-in-adult-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Lan-Huong Thai, Matthieu Mahévas, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Nicolas Limal, Laetitia Languille, Guillaume Dumas, Mehdi Khellaf, Philippe Bierling, Marc Michel, Bertrand Godeau
The recent large decrease in splenectomy use for chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is partly due to still-unsolved questions about long-term safety. We performed the first single-center exposed/unexposed cohort study evaluating the long-term incidence of splenectomy complications in patients with primary ITP. Overall, 83 patients who underwent splenectomy more than 10 years ago (exposed) were matched with 83 nonsplenectomized patients (unexposed) on the date of ITP diagnosis ±5 years, age and gender. After a median follow-up of 192 months (range 0...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
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Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902475/osthole-protects-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury-via-down-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathway
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Chen Yu, Peng Li, Dong Qi, Lei Wang, Hong-Lin Qu, Yue-Juan Zhang, Xue-Kai Wang, Hua-Ying Fan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As a natural coumarin derivative from the Cnidium monnieri(L)Cusson fruit, osthole consists of 7-methoxy-8-isopentenoxy-coumarin. The purpose of this research is to study the mechanism and effect of osthole on sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The protective effect of osthole on mouse macrophage RAW 264.7 and HK-2 cells induced by LPS in vitro and on acute kidney injury model induced by sepsis and established by puncture and cecal ligation (CLP) in vivo were tested...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901387/quantification-and-characterization-of-pleural-fluid-in-healthy-dogs-with-thoracostomy-tubes
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Germaine C Hung, M Casey Gaunt, Joseph E Rubin, Gregory S Starrak, Sherisse A Sakals
OBJECTIVE To quantify and characterize pleural fluid collected from healthy dogs after placement of a thoracostomy tube (TT). ANIMALS 8 healthy Coonhound-cross dogs (mean ± SD weight, 27.2 ± 1.6 kg). PROCEDURES Thoracic CT of each dog was performed before placement of a TT and daily thereafter for 7 days. Thoracic fluid volume was calculated from CT images. Effusion was aspirated when detected; volume was recorded, and cytologic analysis and bacterial culture were performed. RESULTS Mean ± SD volume of pleural effusion detected by CT was 1...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901071/staphylococcus-aureus-dependent-septic-arthritis-in-murine-knee-joints-local-immune-response-and-beneficial-effects-of-vaccination
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Alessia Corrado, Paolo Donato, Silvia Maccari, Raffaella Cecchi, Tiziana Spadafina, Letizia Arcidiacono, Simona Tavarini, Chiara Sammicheli, Donatello Laera, Andrea Guido Oreste Manetti, Paolo Ruggiero, Bruno Galletti, Sandra Nuti, Ennio De Gregorio, Sylvie Bertholet, Anja Seubert, Fabio Bagnoli, Giuliano Bensi, Emiliano Chiarot
Staphylococcus aureus is the major cause of human septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, which deserve special attention due to their rapid evolution and resistance to treatment. The progression of the disease depends on both bacterial presence in situ and uncontrolled disruptive immune response, which is responsible for chronic disease. Articular and bone infections are often the result of blood bacteremia, with the knees and hips being the most frequently infected joints showing the worst clinical outcome. We report the development of a hematogenous model of septic arthritis in murine knees, which progresses from an acute to a chronic phase, similarly to what occurs in humans...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900509/conversion-of-hip-fusion-to-total-hip-arthroplasty-clinical-radiological-outcomes-and-complications-in-40-hips
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Mustafa Celiktas, Ozkan Kose, Adil Turan, Ferhat Guler, Cagri Ors, Emre Togrul
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study is to report the clinical and radiological outcome of total hip arthroplasty in patients with previous hip arthrodesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 (40 hips) prospectively followed patients in whom ankylosed hips were converted to total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 2010 and 2014 in our institution. The average age at the time of the conversion operation was 40.8 ± 9.8 years (range 24-62)...
November 29, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899517/endovascular-management-of-cerebral-septic-embolism-three-recent-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eugene L Scharf, Tia Chakraborty, Alejandro Rabinstein, Amrendra S Miranpuri
Endovascular management of acute ischemic stroke secondary to septic emboli from bacterial endocarditis is case-specific and outside established guidelines. We report three new cases of an acute ischemic stroke secondary to septic embolus from two different centers. All cases reported here were large vessel occlusions of the middle cerebral artery in anticoagulated patients. In one case the embolus was noted to be firm and aspiration thrombectomy was attempted in lieu of stent retrieval. Thrombolysis in Cerebral Ischemia (TICI) 3 recanalization was achieved and the patient experienced a good outcome with resolution of deficits...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898791/high-removal-of-effluent-borne-nitrogen-with-multiple-external-electron-donors-in-the-engineered-drainfield-of-an-advanced-septic-system
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Mriganka De, Gurpal S Toor
Septic systems can be a major source of nitrogen (N) in shallow groundwater. We designed an in situ engineered drainfield with aerobic-anaerobic (sand-woodchips) and anaerobic (elemental sulfur-oyster shell) media to remove N in the vadose zone and reduce N transport to groundwater. Effluent was dispersed on top of the engineered drainfield (3.72 m infiltrative surface) and then infiltrated through the aerobic-anaerobic and anaerobic media before reaching natural soil. Water samples were collected over 64 sampling events (May 2012-December 2013) from three parts of the drainfield: (i) a suction cup lysimeter installed at the sand-woodchips interface, (ii) a pipe after effluent passed through the aerobic-anaerobic media, and (iii) a tank containing anaerobic media...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898352/management-of-the-open-abdomen-using-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-in-severe-abdominal-sepsis-a-review-of-48-cases-in-hospital-mexico-costa-rica
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Pablo Sibaja, Alfredo Sanchez, Guillermo Villegas, Alvaro Apestegui, Esteban Mora
INTRODUCTION: Despite the numerous advances in recent years, severe abdominal sepsis (with associated organ failure associated with infection) remains a serious, life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate. OA is a viable alternative to the previously used scheduled repeat laparotomy or continuous peritoneal lavage. The use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has been described as a successful method of management of the open abdomen. Adding instillation of saline solution to NPWT in a programmed and controlled manner, could offer the clinician an additional tool for the management of complex septic abdomen...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897405/premorbid-obesity-but-not-nutrition-prevents-critical-illness-induced-muscle-wasting-and-weakness
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Chloë Goossens, Mirna Bastos Marques, Sarah Derde, Sarah Vander Perre, Thomas Dufour, Steven E Thiessen, Fabian Güiza, Thomas Janssens, Greet Hermans, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Katrien De Bock, Greet Van den Berghe, Lies Langouche
BACKGROUND: The 'obesity paradox' of critical illness refers to better survival with a higher body mass index. We hypothesized that fat mobilized from excess adipose tissue during critical illness provides energy more efficiently than exogenous macronutrients and could prevent lean tissue wasting. METHODS: In lean and premorbidly obese mice, the effect of 5 days of sepsis-induced critical illness on body weight and composition, muscle wasting, and weakness was assessed, each with fasting and parenteral feeding...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896153/a-minor-innovation-in-constructing-a-small-bowel-stoma-in-neonates-with-small-bowel-atresia-to-reduce-the-morbidity
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Naeem Khan, Saba Bakht, Nadia Zaheer
BACKGROUND: Intestinal atresia has still significant morbidity in developing countries. Stomas are now not recommended in every case of intestinal atresia; primary anastomosis is the goal of surgery after resection of dilated adynamic gut. A new type of stoma formation along with primary anastomosis is being presented here. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This report is based on our experience of many cases with this technique in last 12 years but all the details and long follow-up of each case is not available...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895015/protective-effects-of-human-and-mouse-soluble-scavenger-like-cd6-lymphocyte-receptor-in-a-lethal-model-of-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Mario Martínez-Florensa, Marta Consuegra-Fernández, Fernando Aranda, Noelia Armiger-Borràs, Marianna Di Scala, Esther Carrasco, Jerónimo Pachón, Jordi Vila, Gloria González-Aseguinolaza, Francisco Lozano
Sepsis still constitutes an unmet clinical need, which could benefit from novel adjunctive strategies to conventional antibiotic therapy. The soluble form of the scavenger-like human CD6 lymphocyte receptor (shCD6) binds to key pathogenic components from Gram-positive and -negative bacteria, and shows time- and dose-dependent efficacy in mouse models of monobacterial sepsis. The objective of the present work was to demonstrate the effectiveness of infusing mouse and human sCD6 by different systemic routes, either alone or as adjunctive therapy to gold-standard antibiotics, in a lethal model of polymicrobial sepsis...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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