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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539036/a-case-of-tuberculous-peritonitis-presenting-as-small-bowel-obstruction
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Hae Koo Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park, Won Moon, Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Yong Jin Nam
The peritoneum is one of the common extrapulmonary sites of tuberculosis infection. Patients with underlying end-stage renal or liver disease are frequently complicated by tuberculous peritonitis; however, the diagnosis of the tuberculous peritonitis is difficult due to its insidious nature, well as its variability in presentation and limitation of available diagnostic tests. Once diagnosed, the preferred treatment is usually antituberculous therapy in uncomplicated cases. However, surgical treatment may also be required for complicated cases, such as small bowel obstruction or perforation...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535518/extracorporeal-sorbent-technologies-basic-concepts-and-clinical-application
#2
William R Clark, Fiorenza Ferrari, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
Limitations imposed by the characteristics of some solutes and the structure of dialysis membranes have spurred new interest in the use of mechanisms beyond diffusion and convection for extracorporeal solute removal. Sorbents have been utilized for more than 50 years in extracorporeal blood treatments for specific purposes, and better understanding of their basic aspects may further expand the potential for their clinical application. In this chapter, the basic principles applying to sorbents are discussed, including composition and structure, along with the fundamental mechanisms of solute removal...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535517/coupled-plasma-filtration-adsorption-application-for-liver-and-thyroid-toxins
#3
Gabriele Donati, Irene Capelli, Anna Laura Croci Chiocchini, Nicolò Natali, Anna Scrivo, Gaetano La Manna
Coupled plasma filtration and adsorption (CPFA) is a detoxification system that combines a plasma adsorption circuit and a continuous renal replacement therapy circuit. Its main application is for sepsis and septic shock with or without acute renal failure. Several recent studies have suggested that CPFA can reduce the mortality when the volume of plasma absorbed on the styrenic resin is at least >0.18 L/kg/day. At present, new applications for CPFA are under investigation, also in patients without significant kidney failure...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535253/endothelial-glycocalyx-the-battleground-for-complications-of-sepsis-and-kidney-injury
#4
Jong Wook Song, Joseph Zullo, Mark Lipphardt, Matthew Dragovich, Frank X Zhang, Bingmei Fu, Michael S Goligorsky
After briefly discussing endothelial glycocalyx and its role in vascular physiology and renal disease, this overview focuses on its degradation very early in the course of microbial sepsis. We describe our recently proposed mechanism for glycocalyx degradation induced by exocytosis of lysosome-related organelles and release of their cargo. Notably, an intermediate in nitric oxide synthesis, NG-hydroxy-l-arginine, shows efficacy in curtailing exocytosis of these organelles and improvement in animal survival...
May 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531175/weekly-high-dose-liposomal-amphotericin-b-l-amb-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-with-multiple-candida-colonization-the-ambidex-study
#5
Elie Azoulay, Jean-François Timsit, Alexandre Lautrette, Stephane Legriel, Adeline Max, Stephane Ruckly, Benoit Misset, Yves Cohen, Michel Wolff
BACKGROUND: To demonstrate the feasibility and safety of weekly high-dose liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) (as a pre-emptive antifungal treatment) for 2 weeks in patients with septic shock and Candida colonization. METHODS: Pilot, multicentre, open-label, prospective study conducted in seven French ICUs. Non-immunocompromised patients, receiving mechanical ventilation were eligible if they presented ICU-acquired severe sepsis requiring newly administered antibacterial agents and Candida colonization in at least two sites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530620/-laparoscopic-ureteral-reimplantation
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Iván González Rodríguez, Rodrigo Gil Ugarteburu, Sergio Fernández-Pello Montes, Begoña Díaz Méndez, Rebeca Blanco Fernández, Javier Mosquera Madera
Although the laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (LUR) has a history of over 20 years, its presence in the literature is relatively sparse, almost always in the form of small case series with low statistical power, which has prevented consistent results. It has proven to be a safe and effective technique, improving the safety profile and perioperative complications compared to open ureteral reimplantation (OUR). The few long-term results suggest a similar success rate between the open and laparoscopic approaches...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530332/-treatment-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-an-internal-medicine-department-overview-2013
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Jacov Kogan, Alex Rodnitsky, Ornit Cohen, Svetlana Turkot, Yevgenia Tziba, Boris Golzman
BACKGROUND: Over recent years the number of mechanically ventilated patients in internal medicine departments has grown. These patients are elderly, mostly disabled and suffer from many chronic illnesses. Most of them require prolonged mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the population of mechanically ventilated patients in an internal department, the treatment and outcomes, particularly the morbidity in hospitalization and to identify the prognostic causes of death...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516432/measurement-of-piperacillin-plasma-concentrations-in-cancer-patients-with-suspected-infection
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Tobias Rachow, Verena Schlüter, Sibylle Bremer-Streck, Udo Lindig, Sebastian Scholl, Peter Schlattmann, Michael Kiehntopf, Andreas Hochhaus, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal
BACKGROUND: Piperacillin (PIP) in combination with tazobactam is commonly used for anti-infective treatment in cancer patients. PIP exerts a time-dependent killing. Thus, the maintenance of plasma concentrations above a pre-defined target concentration for a pre-defined time may be relevant for optimal efficacy. It is assumed that PIP-plasma concentrations above the clinical breakpoint of the target pathogen [Pseudomonas aeruginosa, clinical breakpoint at minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) 16 mg/L] should be reached for 100% of the dosing interval or >4xMIC (64 mg/L) for 50% of the dosing interval...
May 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516109/serum-derived-bovine-immunoglobulin-as-novel-adjunct-in-complicated-clostridium-difficile-colitis-treatment
#10
Samson Ferm, Nims Varadi, Constantine Fisher, Ellen Gutkin
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a well-known complication of antibiotic therapy. It is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost in the hospital setting. The main symptoms include watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and distension, but CDI can also present as toxic megacolon, bowel perforation with peritonitis, sepsis and renal failure. Therapy includes metronidazole and oral vancomycin, with rectal vancomycin and fecal transplant reserved for more complicated cases. Adjunctive treatments such as probiotics have been tried with mixed results...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515693/rolipram-improves-outcome-in-a-rat-model-of-infant-sepsis-induced-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Clark R Sims, Sharda P Singh, Shengyu Mu, Neriman Gokden, Dala Zakaria, Trung C Nguyen, Philip R Mayeux
While the mortality rate associated with sepsis in children has fallen over the years, it still remains unacceptably high. The development of both acute cardiac dysfunction and acute kidney injury during severe sepsis is categorized as type 5 cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and is poorly understood in infants. To address this lack of understanding and the need for an appropriate animal model in which to conduct relevant preclinical studies, we developed a model of infant sepsis-induced CRS in rat pups then evaluated the therapeutic potential of the phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitor, rolipram...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509750/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-use-in-sepsis-patients-did-it-impact-renal-outcomes
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Daniel E Leisman, Christine B Sethna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509126/gram-negative-sepsis-following-biopsy-of-a-transplant-recipient-with-asymptomatic-allograft-pyelonephritis
#13
Hassan Al-Khayyat, Nigel Toussaint, Steve Holt, Peter Hughes
Pyelonephritis post-renal transplantation is common and in up to 50% of cases can be asymptomatic. Transplant pyelonephritis shares a lot of histopathological features with acute cellular rejection. We present a case of asymptomatic acute graft pyelonephritis where a renal biopsy was complicated by sepsis, and discuss the difficulties in interpretation of renal histology in the setting of transplant pyelonephritis where rejection may also be a possibility, but differentiation is challenging.
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501899/is-there-a-july-effect-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
#14
Yimo Lin, Rory R Mayer, Terence Verla, Jeffrey S Raskin, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: The belief that July, when resident physicians' training year begins, may be associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality is known as the "July effect." This study aimed to compare complication rates after pediatric neurosurgical procedures in the first versus last academic quarters in two national datasets. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-P) database for year 2012 for 30-day complication events and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for year 2012 for in-hospital complication events after pediatric neurosurgical procedures...
May 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499395/time-course-of-blood-lactate-levels-inflammation-and-mitochondrial-function-in-experimental-sepsis
#15
Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Adriano José Pereira, Sebastian Brandt, Madhusudanarao Vuda, Siamak Djafarzadeh, Jukka Takala, Stephan Mathias Jakob
BACKGROUND: A decrease in blood lactate levels (Lac) >10% during the first hours of resuscitation in sepsis is associated with better outcomes, but the mechanisms are unclear. Our objective was to investigate the relationship between the time course of Lac, inflammatory response, and mitochondrial respiration during experimental sepsis. METHODS: Original data from two previously published studies were reanalyzed. In cohort 1, pigs were randomized to be resuscitated for 48 h starting at 6, 12, and 24 h, respectively, after fecal peritonitis induction (n = 8 each)...
May 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491815/lethal-pulmonary-hemorrhage-syndrome-due-to-leptospira-infection-transmitted-by-pet-rat
#16
Bernd Ludwig, Viviane Zotzmann, Christoph Bode, Dawid L Staudacher, Stefan Zschiedrich
Human infection with Leptospira interrogans can be life-threatening. Multiple organ involvement frequently presents with liver and kidney failure, less commonly including severe hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome. Here, we present a fulminant case of leptospirosis presenting with hemolysis and pulmonary hemorrhage. A formerly healthy 34 year old patient presented to a rural hospital with dyspnea and hemoptysis after a week of influenza-like symptoms. Initial assessment revealed severe sepsis, acute kidney failure and severe hemolysis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491228/-survival-among-chronic-hemodialysed-patient-in-cameroon
#17
Hermine Fouda, Gloria Ashuntantang, François Kaze, Marie-Patrice Halle
INTRODUCTION: Haemodialysis is the only renal replacement therapy available in Cameroon; 95% of patients has received subsidies by the State since 2002 and the number of dialysis centers is growing. However, since the opening of the first center in 1990, there are no data on survival in chronic dialysis patients. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study of 15 months in order to assess mortality rates and factors that influence the survival of chronic hemodialysis patients in Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489436/liver-transplantation-post-transplant-management
#18
Neil Halliday, Rachel H Westbrook
Medical care for patients following liver transplantation is complex and requires a holistic approach to management. Patients and clinicians are faced with multiple challenges: immunosuppressive regimens must be optimized to avoid and treat graft rejection, the risk and atypical features of sepsis in the immunocompromised patient must be recognized, steps are required to reduce the recurrence of liver disease and the long-term increased risks of malignancy, renal failure and metabolic complications need managing...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485784/pachymic-acid-ameliorates-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-activating-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-rats
#19
Z-Y Cai, Z-X Sheng, H Yao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of pachymic acid (PA) on sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sepsis-induced AKI model was made by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) surgery in SD rats. Animals were randomly divided into 5 groups: a sham group, a CLP group, and three PA-treated groups, which received intraperitoneal injection of PA at the dosage of 5, 20 and 50 mg/kg.bw, respectively. Kidney index, Cre and BUN contents were determined to evaluate the renal function...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485325/lipopolysaccharide-stimulates-surfactant-protein-a-in-human-renal-epithelial-hk-2-cells-through-upregulating-toll-like-receptor-4-dependent-mek1-2-erk1-2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#20
Jiao Liu, Guang Li, Wen-Jie Xie, Lu Wang, Rui Zhang, Ke-Sheng Huang, Qing-Shan Zhou, De-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Surfactant protein-A (SP-A) contributes to the regulation of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. In a previous study, we demonstrated that the expression of SP-A in the human renal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells can be stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The present study evaluated the possible signal-transducing mechanisms of LPS-induced SP-A biosynthesis in the HK-2 cells. METHODS: Tetrazolium salt colorimetry (MTT) assay was used to detect cell viability of HK-2 cells after LPS stimulation on different time points...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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