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sepsis and thrombocytopenia

Ramiro Manzano Núñez, James Alejandro Zapata, Herney A García-Perdomo, Diego A Gomez, Mónica A Solís Velasco
INTRODUCTION: Few reports are available about perinatal dengue, with controversial results in regards the risk of perinatal outcome. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of perinatal dengue as a differential diagno sis with neonatal sepsis, which must be considered in endemic areas. CLINICAL CASE: Male newborn of a 23 year-old female, who presented a Non-Structural Protein 1 (NS1) antigen positive to dengue at 36 weeks of gestation and negative anti-dengue antibodies...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Kovy Arteaga-Livias, Angela Bonilla-Crispin, Vicky Panduro-Correa, Carlos Martínez-Enríquez, Bernardo Dámaso-Mata
Dengue is the disease transmitted by arthropods of major importance in public health; however its presence in the neonatal stage is poorly studied, with few cases described worldwide. We present the case report of a neonate who started illness at 12 days of age, characterized by fever and irritability. He was hospitalized for suspicion of neonatal sepsis; later he presented thrombocytopenia and due the antecedent of his mother with diagnosis of dengue after childbirth, dengue tests were obtained in the neonate, resulting positive, then support treatment and fluid treatment is performed, with subsequent recovery...
October 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
Juan C Ramos, Joseph A Sparano, Michelle A Rudek, Page C Moore, Ethel Cesarman, Erin G Reid, David Henry, Lee Ratner, David Aboulafia, Jeanette Y Lee, Richard F Ambinder, Ronald Mitsuyasu, Ariela Noy
INTRODUCTION: Vorinostat (VOR), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, enhances the anti-tumor effects of rituximab (R) and cytotoxic chemotherapy, induces viral lytic expression and cell killing in Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV+) or human herpesvirus-8-positive (HHV-8+) tumors, and reactivates latent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for possible eradication by combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a phase I trial of VOR given with R-based infusional EPOCH (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride) (n = 12) and cART in aggressive HIV-associated B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in order to identify safe dosing and schedule...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Kansuke Koyama, Shinshu Katayama, Tomohiro Muronoi, Ken Tonai, Yuya Goto, Toshitaka Koinuma, Jun Shima, Shin Nunomiya
INTRODUCTION: The pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia in patients with sepsis is not fully understood. The aims of this study were to investigate changes in thrombopoietic activity over time by using absolute immature platelet counts (AIPC) and to examine the impact of platelet production on thrombocytopenia and mortality in patients with sepsis. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included adult patients with sepsis admitted to the intensive care unit at a university hospital...
2018: PloS One
Shanshan Huang, Lingling Zhang, Linong Yao, Jie Li, Hui Chen, Qingxiang Ni, Chenwei Pan, Lingxiang Jin
A 60-year-old female patient living in southeastern China presented with persistent fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue and dizziness for 12 days. Blood tests showed neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and active hemolytic anemia with elevated C-reactive protein. Broad spectrum antibiotics for a possible diagnosis of sepsis were administered without any response. Malaria was diagnosed initially after visualizing intraerythrocytic ring shaped parasites in bone marrow and blood smears. The region the patient lived in was an area of unstable endemicity for Plasmodium falciparum...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi, Nicholas J Short, Xuelin Huang, Nitin Jain, Koji Sasaki, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Joseph D Khoury, Jeffrey Jorgensen, Yesid Alvarado, Marina Konopleva, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Tapan Kadia, Musa Yilmaz, Gautam Bortakhur, Jan Burger, Steven Kornblau, William Wierda, Courtney DiNardo, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Jovitta Jacob, Rebecca Garris, Susan O'Brien, Elias Jabbour
BACKGROUND: Inotuzumab ozogamicin, an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody bound to a toxin, calicheamicin, has shown single-agent activity in relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We aimed to assess the activity and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin in combination with low-intensity chemotherapy in older patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). Eligible patients were aged 60 years or older and had newly diagnosed, Philadelphia chromosome-negative, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 3 or lower...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Sandawana William Majoni, Jaquelyne T Hughes, Bianca Heron, Bart J Currie
Introduction: Melioidosis causes sepsis and death in the Top End of Northern Australia during the monsoonal wet season. Dialysis-dependent adults suffer higher melioidosis rates compared to low rates among renal transplant patients who routinely receive trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis. Methods: We performed a prospective interventional study to determine the efficacy and safety of daily trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis in hemodialysis patients during the wet season, from 1 November 2014 to 30 April 2015...
January 2018: KI Reports
Courtney D DiNardo, Keith W Pratz, Anthony Letai, Brian A Jonas, Andrew H Wei, Michael Thirman, Martha Arellano, Mark G Frattini, Hagop Kantarjian, Relja Popovic, Brenda Chyla, Tu Xu, Martin Dunbar, Suresh K Agarwal, Rod Humerickhouse, Mack Mabry, Jalaja Potluri, Marina Konopleva, Daniel A Pollyea
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients (aged ≥65 years) with acute myeloid leukaemia have poor outcomes and no effective standard-of-care therapy exists. Treatment with hypomethylating agents such as azacitidine and decitabine is common, but responses are modest and typically short-lived. The oral anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma 2 protein inhibitor, venetoclax, has shown promising single-agent activity in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia and preclinical data suggested synergy between hypomethylating agents and venetoclax, which led to this combination phase 1b study...
January 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
M Levi, M Scully, M Singer
The interaction between platelets and the vessel wall is mediated by various receptors and adhesive proteins, of which von Willebrand factor (VWF) is the most prominent. The multimeric size of VWF is an important determinant of a more intense platelet-vessel wall interaction, and is regulated by the VWF-cleaving protease ADAMTS-13. A deficiency in ADAMTS-13 leads to higher concentrations of ultralarge VWF multimers and pathological platelet-vessel wall interactions, in its most typical and extreme form leading to thrombocytopenic thrombotic purpura, a thrombotic microangiopathy characterized by thrombocytopenia, non-immune hemolysis, and organ dysfunction...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Suryadi N N Tatura, Elizabeth Clarissa Wowor, Jose M Mandei, Rocky Wilar, Sarah M Warouw, Johnny Rompis, Priscilla Kalensang, Joseph Tuda
Severe congenital malaria associated with Plasmodium vivax is uncommon. In Indonesia, most congenital malaria cases are due to Plasmodium falciparum infections. Most cases of congenital or neonatal malaria in endemic areas are diagnosed from peripheral smear as part of routine sepsis workup. Differentiating congenital and acquired neonatal malaria is very difficult. The case presented in this study describes severe P. vivax malaria with cholestatic jaundice and sepsis-like signs and symptoms in neonates. The mother was asymptomatic and the neonate was successfully treated with intravenous artesunate...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Claire N Harrison, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Uwe Platzbecker, Francisco Cervantes, Vikas Gupta, David Lavie, Francesco Passamonti, Elliott F Winton, Hua Dong, Jun Kawashima, Julia D Maltzman, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Srdan Verstovsek
BACKGROUND: The Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor ruxolitinib is the only approved therapy for patients with symptomatic myelofibrosis. After ruxolitinib failure, however, there are few therapeutic options. We assessed the efficacy and safety of momelotinib, a JAK 1 and JAK 2 inhibitor, versus best available therapy (BAT) in patients with myelofibrosis who had suboptimal responses or haematological toxic effects with ruxolitinib. METHODS: In this randomised, phase 3, open-label trial, patients were screened for eligibility from 52 clinical centres in Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the USA...
February 2018: Lancet Haematology
Fabrizio Semeraro, Mario Colucci, Pietro Caironi, Serge Masson, Concetta T Ammollo, Roberto Teli, Nicola Semeraro, Michela Magnoli, Giovanni Salati, Michele Isetta, Mauro Panigada, Tommaso Tonetti, Gianni Tognoni, Roberto Latini, Antonio Pesenti, Luciano Gattinoni
OBJECTIVE: Thrombocytopenia is the most common hemostatic disorder during sepsis and is associated with high mortality. We examined whether fibrinolytic changes precede incident thrombocytopenia and predict outcome in patients with severe sepsis. DESIGN: Nested study from the multicenter, randomized, controlled trial on the efficacy of albumin replacement in severe sepsis or septic shock (the Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis trial). SETTING: Forty ICUs in Italy...
December 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Niranjan Thomas, Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Vishnu Bhat, Manoj Varanattu, Suman Rao, Sanjay Wazir, Leslie Lewis, Umamaheswari Balakrishnan, Srinivas Murki, Jaikrishnan Mittal, Ashish Dongara, Y N Prashantha, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of cooling asphyxiated neonates using phase changing material based device across different neonatal intensive care units in India. DESIGN: Multi-centric uncontrolled clinical trial. SETTING: 11 level 3 neonatal units in India from November 2014 to December 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 103 newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia, satisfying pre-defined criteria for therapeutic hypothermia...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
Valle-Jiménez Xareni Raque, Sánchez-García Juan Carlos, Revilla-Rodríguez Eduardo, Baltierrez-Hoyos Rafael, Romero-Tlalolini María de Los Ángeles, Ramírez-Cosmes Adriana, Torres-Aguilar Honorio, Bustos-Arriaga José, Aguilar-Ruiz Sergio Roberto
Sepsis is an organic dysfunction that puts at risk the life of patients suffering this disorder due to an exacerbated immunological response to the infection mediated by the host. Platelets have been largely researched on sepsis owing to its role in Disseminated Intracellular Coagulation (DIC) and because thrombocytopenia is an important clinical feature of these patients. Nevertheless, a great number of evidence shows that platelets have also an important role in immunological response since they have pattern recognition receptors, chemokine receptors and granules with stored soluble mediators...
February 2018: Immunological Investigations
F Ahmed, A Y Raj, L N Begum
Late onset neonatal sepsis (LONS) is a common complication in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) especially in premature infants, in whom the clinical presentation can be subtle and nonspecific. Thrombocytopenia is an important complication of sepsis. The objective of the present study was to identify the organism-speci?c platelet response in neonate with culture proven LONS. In this retrospective study all the infants with blood culture positive LONS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Square Hospitals Ltd...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Antoine Dewitte, Sébastien Lepreux, Julien Villeneuve, Claire Rigothier, Christian Combe, Alexandre Ouattara, Jean Ripoche
Beyond haemostasis, platelets have emerged as versatile effectors of the immune response. The contribution of platelets in inflammation, tissue integrity and defence against infections has considerably widened the spectrum of their role in health and disease. Here, we propose a narrative review that first describes these new platelet attributes. We then examine their relevance to microcirculatory alterations in multi-organ dysfunction, a major sepsis complication. Rapid progresses that are made on the knowledge of novel platelet functions should improve the understanding of thrombocytopenia, a common condition and a predictor of adverse outcome in sepsis, and may provide potential avenues for management and therapy...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Folusakin Ayoade, James Cotelingam, Andrew Stevenson Joel Chandranesan
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium -intracellulare complex (MAC) infection is one of the relatively common opportunistic infections seen in severely immunocompromised AIDS patients. A constellation of clinical, laboratory, and pathological features involving multiple organ systems are often present in disseminated MAC infection but disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not been previously described in association with this condition. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of DIC complicating disseminated MAC infection in an AIDS patient...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
T Nagarathnamma, Sneha K Chunchanur, Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, K R Vineetha, Karthik Ramamurthy, Jillwin Joseph, R Ambica
PURPOSE: Fungaemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We report an outbreak of fungaemia in a NICU due to rare yeast, Pichia kudriavzevii (a teleomorph of Candida krusei). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal sepsis due to P. kudriavzevii. METHODOLOGY: Between August and September 2014, blood cultures from nine neonates diagnosed with late-onset sepsis in the NICU yielded yeast-like organisms...
December 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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