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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437908/a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-reduce-nicu-transfers-for-neonates-at-risk-for-hypoglycemia
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Sherry LeBlanc, Jamie Haushalter, Carl Seashore, Karen S Wood, Michael J Steiner, Ashley G Sutton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common problem, often requiring management in the NICU. Nonpharmacologic interventions, including early breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care (SSC), may prevent hypoglycemia and the need to escalate care. Our objective was to maintain mother-infant dyads in the mother-infant unit by decreasing hypoglycemia resulting in NICU transfer. METHODS: Inborn infants ≥35 weeks' gestation with at least 1 risk factor for hypoglycemia were included...
February 8, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432347/lactate-level-versus-lactate-clearance-for-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock-defined-by-sepsis-3
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Seung Mok Ryoo, JungBok Lee, Yoon-Seon Lee, Jae Ho Lee, Kyoung Soo Lim, Jin Won Huh, Sang-Bum Hong, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the prognostic value of lactate level and lactate clearance at 6 hours after septic shock recognition. And, we performed it to determine lactate kinetics in the Sepsis-3 defined septic shock. DESIGN: This retrospective study was performed from a prospective septic shock registry. SETTINGS: This study was performed at single urban tertiary center. And, all patients were treated with protocol-driven resuscitation bundle therapy between 2010 and 2016...
February 9, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402367/-continuous-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-applied-to-acute-kidney-injury-caused-by-sepsis-a-diagnostic-clinical-study
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Junyi Wang, Xinjing Gao, Dong Wang, Zhiyong Wang, Zhibo Li, Dong Liu, Lei Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by sepsis. METHODS: The sepsis patients admitted to intensive care unit of Tianjin Third Central Hospital from January 2015 to June 2017 were enrolled. All of the patients were completed the 6-hour Bundle treatment and the bilateral renal contrast-enhanced ultrasound within 24 hours, and the peak signal intensity (PSI), peak intensity time (PIT), wash internal rate (WIR) and renal function parameters were measured at the same time...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395762/emergency-department-sepsis-screening-tool-decreases-time-to-antibiotics-in-patients-with-sepsis
#4
Tanvi Shah, Ethan Sterk, Megan A Rech
Recent literature has highlighted the importance of early identification and treatment of sepsis; however, limited data exists to help recognize sepsis in the emergency department (ED) through use of a screening tool. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a sepsis screening tool implemented in an academic medical center ED on compliance with the 3-hour sepsis bundle. This was a retrospective cohort study that included a total of 115 patients, of which 58 were in the pre-tool group and 57 were in the post-tool group...
January 28, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347952/the-german-quality-network-sepsis-study-protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-a-quality-collaborative-on-decreasing-sepsis-related-mortality-in-a-quasi-experimental-difference-in-differences-design
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Daniel Schwarzkopf, Hendrik Rüddel, Matthias Gründling, Christian Putensen, Konrad Reinhart
BACKGROUND: While sepsis-related mortality decreased substantially in other developed countries, mortality of severe sepsis remained as high as 44% in Germany. A recent German cluster randomized trial was not able to improve guideline adherence and decrease sepsis-related mortality within the participating hospitals, partly based on lacking support by hospital management and lacking resources for documentation of prospective data. Thus, more pragmatic approaches are needed to improve quality of sepsis care in Germany...
January 18, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347908/management-and-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock-to-the-emergency-department-during-nursing-handover-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sami Alsolamy, Atheer Al-Sabhan, Najla Alassim, Musharaf Sadat, Eman Al Qasim, Hani Tamim, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: Clinical handover is an important process for the transition of patient-care responsibility to the next healthcare provider, but it may divert the attention of the team away from active patients. This is challenging in the Emergency Department (ED) because of highly dynamic patient conditions and is likely relevant in conditions that requires time-sensitive therapies, such as sepsis. We aimed to examine the management and outcomes of patients presenting with sepsis and septic shock to the ED during nursing handover...
January 18, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329118/ce-managing-sepsis-and-septic-shock-current-guidelines-and-definitions
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Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Elizabeth Bridges
: Sepsis is a leading cause of critical illness and hospital mortality. Early recognition and intervention are essential for the survival of patients with this syndrome. In 2002, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) launched the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) to reduce overall patient morbidity and mortality from sepsis and septic shock by driving practice initiatives based on current best evidence. The SSC guidelines have been updated every four years, with the most recent update completed in 2016...
February 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310974/sepsis-in-tropical-regions-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Steven McGloughlin, Guy A Richards, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Shirish Prayag, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Sepsis and septic shock in the tropics are caused by a wide array of organisms. These infections are encountered mainly in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) where a lack of infrastructure and medical facilities contribute to the high morbidity and mortality. Published sepsis guidelines are based on studies primarily performed in high income countries and as such recommendations may or may not be relevant to practice in the tropics. Failure to adhere to guidelines, particularly among non-intensive care specialists even in high-income countries, is an area of concern for sepsis management...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306875/serum-lactate-cut-offs-as-a-risk-stratification-tool-for-in-hospital-adverse-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-screened-for-suspected-sepsis
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Amith L Shetty, Kelly Thompson, Karen Byth, Petra Macaskill, Malcolm Green, Mary Fullick, Harvey Lander, Jonathan Iredell
OBJECTIVES: We investigated specific lactate thresholds for adverse outcomes in patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with suspected sepsis identified based on the performance of a sepsis screening algorithm. DESIGN AND SETTING: A standardised sepsis bundle was implemented across public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia, as a quality improvement initiative. A register of all adult ED presentations (≥18 years) meeting predefined criteria for sepsis was created, using a combination of data linkage and direct reporting from 97 participating sites...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300009/structure-of-the-complement-c5a-receptor-bound-to-the-extra-helical-antagonist-ndt9513727
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Nathan Robertson, Mathieu Rappas, Andrew S Doré, Jason Brown, Giovanni Bottegoni, Markus Koglin, Julie Cansfield, Ali Jazayeri, Robert M Cooke, Fiona H Marshall
The complement system is a crucial component of the host response to infection and tissue damage. Activation of the complement cascade generates anaphylatoxins including C5a and C3a. C5a exerts a pro-inflammatory effect via the G-protein-coupled receptor C5a anaphylatoxin chemotactic receptor 1 (C5aR1, also known as CD88) that is expressed on cells of myeloid origin. Inhibitors of the complement system have long been of interest as potential drugs for the treatment of diseases such as sepsis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and ischaemia-reperfusion injuries...
January 3, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298189/delay-within-the-3-hour-surviving-sepsis-campaign-guideline-on-mortality-for-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Lisiane Pruinelli, Bonnie L Westra, Pranjul Yadav, Alexander Hoff, Michael Steinbach, Vipin Kumar, Connie W Delaney, Gyorgy Simon
OBJECTIVES: To specify when delays of specific 3-hour bundle Surviving Sepsis Campaign guideline recommendations applied to severe sepsis or septic shock become harmful and impact mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One health system composed of six hospitals and 45 clinics in a Midwest state from January 01, 2011, to July 31, 2015. PATIENTS: All adult patients hospitalized with billing diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock...
January 2, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278987/impact-of-pharmacist-intervention-on-selection-and-timing-of-appropriate-antimicrobial-therapy-in-septic-shock
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Melanie E Laine, Jeremy D Flynn, Alexander H Flannery
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for septic shock management recommend administration of appropriate, broad-spectrum antimicrobials within 1 hour of recognition. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interventions pharmacists make as part of a sepsis response team and to determine if these interventions increase the proportion of patients with appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken reviewing adult patients in a large, academic medical center with confirmed septic shock who had an order for a "sepsis bundle," which includes notification of a pharmacist to assess adequacy of empiric therapy...
February 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278979/impact-of-a-telemedicine-eicu-cart-on-sepsis-management-in-a-community-hospital-emergency-department
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Shana M Machado, Erika H Wilson, John O Elliott, Kim Jordan
Introduction Intensivist involvement for patients with sepsis is associated with decreased complications and mortality, and lower hospital resource utilization, but few studies have evaluated outcomes for patients exposed to electronic intensive care unit (eICU) telemedicine sepsis management in the emergency department (ED). In this study, we assess whether eICU cart exposure in the ED improved compliance with components of the 2010 Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles, length of stay (LOS), disposition and hospital costs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230707/acute-kidney-injury-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-current-epidemiology-and-potential-prevention
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Liesa Zabrocki, Frank Marquardt, Klaus Albrecht, Stefan Herget-Rosenthal
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a severe complication after infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (iAAA) repair. Little data are available whether endovascular aneurysm (EVAR) or open aortic repair (OAR) differs with respect to AKI frequency and severity, consecutive development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and potentially preventable and modifiable risk factors of AKI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We assessed AKI rates, AKI stages and CKD applying current, complete definitions from the kidney disease improving global outcomes initiative in propensity-score-matched cohorts of all patients with elective and urgent iAAA repair at our institution from 2007 to 2011...
December 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208666/epidemiology-of-uk-neonatal-infections-the-neonin-infection-surveillance-network
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Benjamin Cailes, Christina Kortsalioudaki, Jim Buttery, Santosh Pattnayak, Anne Greenough, Jean Matthes, Alison Bedford Russell, Nigel Kennea, Paul T Heath
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal infection over the past decade in UK neonatal units. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected infection surveillance network data from 2005 to 2014. SETTING: 30 neonatal units in the UK. PATIENTS: Newborns on participating neonatal units who had a positive blood, cerebrospinal fluid or urine culture and were treated with at least 5 days of appropriate antibiotics...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195076/migrating-platelets-are-mechano-scavengers-that-collect-and-bundle-bacteria
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Florian Gaertner, Zerkah Ahmad, Gerhild Rosenberger, Shuxia Fan, Leo Nicolai, Benjamin Busch, Gökce Yavuz, Manja Luckner, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Roman Hennel, Alexandre Benechet, Michael Lorenz, Sue Chandraratne, Irene Schubert, Sebastian Helmer, Bianca Striednig, Konstantin Stark, Marek Janko, Ralph T Böttcher, Admar Verschoor, Catherine Leon, Christian Gachet, Thomas Gudermann, Michael Mederos Y Schnitzler, Zachary Pincus, Matteo Iannacone, Rainer Haas, Gerhard Wanner, Kirsten Lauber, Michael Sixt, Steffen Massberg
Blood platelets are critical for hemostasis and thrombosis and play diverse roles during immune responses. Despite these versatile tasks in mammalian biology, their skills on a cellular level are deemed limited, mainly consisting in rolling, adhesion, and aggregate formation. Here, we identify an unappreciated asset of platelets and show that adherent platelets use adhesion receptors to mechanically probe the adhesive substrate in their local microenvironment. When actomyosin-dependent traction forces overcome substrate resistance, platelets migrate and pile up the adhesive substrate together with any bound particulate material...
November 30, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152607/use-of-post-acute-care-after-hospital-discharge-in-urban-and-rural-hospitals
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Robert E Burke, Christine D Jones, Eric A Coleman, Jason R Falvey, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley, Adit A Ginde
Objectives: Geographic variation in the use of post-acute care (PAC - skilled nursing facility and home health care) after hospital discharge is substantial, but reasons for this remain largely unexplored. PAC use in urban hospitals compared to rural hospitals may be one key contributor. We aimed to describe PAC use, explore substitution of one type of PAC for another, and identify how PAC use varies by diagnosis in urban and rural settings. Study Design: Secondary analysis of the 2012 National Inpatient Sample including adult discharges to PAC after a hospitalization...
March 2017: American Journal of Accountable Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111416/evidence-that-a-regional-surgical-collaborative-can-transform-care-surgical-site-infection-prevention-practices-for-colectomy-in-michigan
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Joceline V Vu, Stacey D Collins, Elizabeth Seese, Samantha Hendren, Michael J Englesbe, Darrell A Campbell, Greta L Krapohl
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) after colectomy are associated with increased morbidity and health care use. Since 2012, the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) has promoted a "bundle" of care processes associated with lower SSI risk, using an audit-and-feedback system for adherence, face-to-face meetings, and support for quality improvement projects at participating hospitals. The purpose of this study was to determine whether practices changed over time. STUDY DESIGN: We previously found 6 processes of care independently associated with SSI in colectomy...
January 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093665/pi3k-and-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-proteins-modulate-gentamicin-induced-hair-cell-death-in-the-zebrafish-lateral-line
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Heather Wiedenhoft, Lauren Hayashi, Allison B Coffin
Inner ear hair cell death leads to sensorineural hearing loss and can be a direct consequence of aminoglycoside antibiotic treatment. Aminoglycosides such as gentamicin are effective therapy for serious Gram-negative bacterial infections such as some forms of meningitis, pneumonia, and sepsis. Aminoglycosides enter hair cells through mechanotransduction channels at the apical end of hair bundles and initiate intrinsic cell death cascades, but the precise cell signaling that leads to hair cell death is incompletely understood...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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