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sepsis and thrombocytopenia

Osman Yeşilbaş, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Hamdi Murat Yıldırım, Nevin Hatipoğlu, Esra Şevketoğlu
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although it is usually asymptomatic and self-limited, severe potentially fatal illness accompanied by multi-organ failure may occur. CASE REPORT: Here we report an unusual case of severe leptospirosis successfully treated with continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVHF) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). The patient presented with pericardial tamponade, renal failure and macrophage activation syndrome, and later suffered prolonged jaundice and sclerosing cholangitis during hospitalization in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Li-Hong Ran, Lei Bao
Breast milk is considered ideal food for premature infants, but it can also be the main source of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in premature infants. CMV infection may cause serious clinical symptoms, such as sepsis-like syndrome, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, jaundice, hepatitis, and pneumonitis. This article reviews the research advances in symptoms, treatment strategies, prognosis and the prevention of breast milk-acquired CMV infection in premature infants.
October 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Corey J Langer, Shirish M Gadgeel, Hossein Borghaei, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Amita Patnaik, Steven F Powell, Ryan D Gentzler, Renato G Martins, James P Stevenson, Shadia I Jalal, Amit Panwalkar, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Matthew Gubens, Lecia V Sequist, Mark M Awad, Joseph Fiore, Yang Ge, Harry Raftopoulos, Leena Gandhi
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists to show that adding a third agent to platinum-doublet chemotherapy improves efficacy in the first-line advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) setting. The anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab has shown efficacy as monotherapy in patients with advanced NSCLC and has a non-overlapping toxicity profile with chemotherapy. We assessed whether the addition of pembrolizumab to platinum-doublet chemotherapy improves efficacy in patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC...
October 10, 2016: Lancet Oncology
Falguni Parikh
Febrile patient with thrombocytopenia is commonly encountered by physicians especially during monsoon and perimonsoon period. Infections with protozoa, bacteria and viruses can cause thrombocytopenia with or without disseminated intravascular coagulation. Commonly dengue, malaria, scrub typhus and other rickettsial infections, meningococci, leptospira and certain viral infections present as fever with thrombocytopenia. Occasionally these patients can go on to develop a stormy course with multiorgan dysfunction requiring intensive care unit admission associated with high morbidity and mortality...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida, Asma Youssef, Yosra Sdiri, Zahra Marrakchi
Background Thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem in neonatal intensive care units, affecting about 20 to 35% of all admitted neonates. Even most episodes are mild or moderate, severe episodes could be life-threatening or responsible for sequelae. Objectives The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence, clinical diagnoses, and to determine risk factors for poor prognosis of thrombocytopenia in a neonatal intensive care unit. Methods We carried out a retrospective study in the neonatal intensive care unit of Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis, a tertiary neonatal care center, over a four years period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
G S Kew, J Cho, A Lateef
We describe a gravid 37-year-old Chinese lady with known triple positive primary antiphospholipid syndrome with previous recurrent deep vein thrombosis and early spontaneous miscarriages. She was managed with low-molecular weight heparin, aspirin, hydroxychloroquine, prednisolone and monthly intravenous immunoglobulin.She presented with recurrent per-vaginal bleeding at 22 weeks of gestation and was found to have abruptio placentae. Anti-coagulation was held off. She subsequently delivered a stillborn at 24 weeks and anti-coagulation was restarted...
October 1, 2016: Lupus
S Pinar Bilir, Qiufei Ma, Zhongyun Zhao, Elizabeth Wehler, Julie Munakata, Beth Barber
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on the costs of managing the adverse events (AEs) associated with current therapies for patients with regional or distant metastatic melanoma. OBJECTIVES: To identify treatment-related AEs in patients with metastatic melanoma and to estimate the associated costs of treating these AEs in the United States. METHODS: A cost-estimation study for AEs associated with treatment of metastatic melanoma was conducted from 2012 to 2013 by identifying grades 3 and 4 AEs through the use of a comprehensive search of drug labels and English-language, published phase 2/3 studies in PubMed, conference abstracts, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines...
June 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
Vinay Vamadev Kulkarni, Sourabh Dutta, Venkataseshan Sundaram, Shiv Sajan Saini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether preterm thrombocytopenia within 24 hours of birth is associated with delayed closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and higher proportion of hemodynamically significant PDA (Hs-PDA). METHODS: Neonates (gestation 26(0/7)-33(6/7) weeks, age <24 hours) with known platelet count and PDA on echocardiogram were prospectively enrolled. Asphyxia, congenital infections, structural heart disease, major malformations and clinical sepsis were exclusions...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics
Pia Lundgren, Linnea Lundberg, Gunnel Hellgren, Gerd Holmström, Anna-Lena Hård, Lois E Smith, Agneta Wallin, Boubou Hallberg, Ann Hellström
BACKGROUND: The most severe form of rapidly progressing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is termed aggressive posterior ROP (APROP). APROP frequently causes severe visual impairment in affected preterm infants despite timely and appropriate laser treatment. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the postnatal characteristics associated with APROP development in a national Swedish cohort. METHODS: This retrospective, 1:1 matched case-control study included all infants that developed APROP in zone 1 (n = 9) between 2008 and 2012...
September 16, 2016: Neonatology
Piyush Jha, Choon-Mee Kim, Dong-Min Kim, Jong-Hoon Chung, Na-Ra Yoon, Babita Jha, Seok Won Kim, Sook Jin Jang, Young-Joon Ahn, Jae Keun Chung, Doo Young Jeon
Enterobacter aerogenes is recognized as an important bacterial pathogen in hospital-acquired infections. This report describes two unusual cases of septicemia caused by E. aerogenes in immunocompetent healthcare workers. E. aerogenes was isolated from blood cultures of the two patients experiencing septicemia. The clinical isolates were initially identified as E. aerogenes using a VITEK II automated system and 16S rRNA sequence analysis, and; both isolates involved in the outbreak shared a common pulse-field gel electrophoresis pattern...
2016: SpringerPlus
L Tang, J Fang, S N Wang, X H Weng, J J Li, E N Shang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of vancomycin and linezolid for the treatment of gram-positive neonatal bacterial sepsis. METHOD: The data of neonates diagnosed as gram-positive bacterial sepsis in neonatology department of Suzhou Municipal Hospital from June 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively collected. These neonates were divided into vancomycin group and linezolid group. Propensity score matching (PSM) on baseline variables was used to balance the two groups by identifying a comparable group of neonates who received vancomycin and linezolid therapy...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Hector R Wong, Natalie Z Cvijanovich, Nick Anas, Geoffrey L Allen, Neal J Thomas, Michael T Bigham, Scott L Weiss, Julie Fitzgerald, Paul A Checchia, Keith Meyer, Michael Quasney, Mark Hall, Rainer Gedeit, Robert J Freishtat, Jeffrey Nowak, Shekhar S Raj, Shira Gertz, Kelli Howard, Kelli Harmon, Patrick Lahni, Erin Frank, Kimberly W Hart, Trung C Nguyen, Christopher J Lindsell
OBJECTIVE: The Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model (PERSEVERE), a pediatric sepsis risk model, uses biomarkers to estimate baseline mortality risk for pediatric septic shock. It is unknown how PERSEVERE performs within distinct septic shock phenotypes. We tested PERSEVERE in children with septic shock and thrombocytopenia-associated multiple organ failure (TAMOF), and in those without new onset thrombocytopenia but with multiple organ failure (MOF). DESIGN: PERSEVERE-based mortality risk was generated for each study subject (n = 660)...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Saskia Wand, Matthias Klages, Christin Kirbach, Joanna Warszawska, Patrick Meybohm, Kai Zacharowski, Alexander Koch
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis remains associated with a high mortality rate. Endotoxin has been shown to influence viscoelastic coagulation parameters, thus suggesting a link between endotoxin levels and the altered coagulation phenotype in septic patients. This study evaluated the effects of systemic polyspecific IgM-enriched immunoglobulin (IgM-IVIg) (Pentaglobin® [Biotest, Dreieich, Germany]) on endotoxin activity (EA), inflammatory markers, viscoelastic and conventional coagulation parameters...
2016: PloS One
Ryota Seo, Daisuke Kudo, Yoshiaki Gu, Hisakazu Yano, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Taku Omura, Shigemi Irino, Mitsuo Kaku, Shigeki Kushimoto
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumonia is a well-known human pathogen, and recently, a distinct invasive syndrome caused by K. pneumoniae serotypes K1 and K2 has been recognized in Southeast Asia. This syndrome is characterized by primary liver abscess and extrahepatic complications resulting from bacteremic dissemination. We report the first adult case of primary liver abscess caused by the definite K2 serotyped pathogen, with endogenous endophthalmitis in Japan. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old woman was admitted to a nearby hospital for a high fever and diarrhea...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Kazumichi Fujioka, Flora Kalish, Hui Zhao, Sabrina Lu, Stephanie Wong, Ronald J Wong, David K Stevenson
Preterm sepsis is characterized by systemic bacterial invasion and inflammatory response. Its pathogenesis is unclear due to lack of proper animal models. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) can affect physiologic and pathologic conditions through its anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and anti-apoptotic properties. Since HO-1 is developmentally-regulated, it may play a role in the pathogenesis of preterm sepsis. For this study, sepsis was induced using the non-surgical "cecal slurry" (CS) model. CS was given intraperitoneally at various doses to 4-day-old newborn mice to determine dose-dependent effects...
July 21, 2016: Shock
Steven Grangé, Gérard Buchonnet, Emmanuel Besnier, Elise Artaud-Macari, Gaetan Beduneau, Dorothée Carpentier, Julien Dehay, Christophe Girault, Antoine Marchalot, Dominique Guerrot, Fabienne Tamion
OBJECTIVES: Thrombocytopenia is a common, multifactorial, finding in ICU. Hemophagocytosis is one of the main explanatory mechanisms, possibly integrated into hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis syndrome, of infectious origin in the majority of cases in ICU. The hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is probably underdiagnosed in the ICU, although it is associated with dramatic outcomes. The main objectives of this work were to identify the frequency of secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and the main prognostic factors for mortality...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Sebastian Steven, Kerstin Jurk, Maximilian Kopp, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Yuliya Mikhed, Kathrin Schwierczek, Siyer Roohani, Fatemeh Kashani, Matthias Oelze, Thomas Klein, Sergey Tokalov, Sven Danckwardt, Susanne Strand, Philip Wenzel, Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Excessive inflammation in sepsis causes microvascular thrombosis and thrombocytopenia associated with organ dysfunction and high mortality. The present studies aimed to investigate whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibition and supplementation with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues improves endotoxaemia-associated microvascular thrombosis via immunomodulatory effects. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Endotoxaemia was induced in C57BL/6 J mice by single injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (17...
July 19, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Viniyendra Pamecha, Shyam Sunder Mahansaria, Senthil Kumar, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Shridhar Vasantrao Sasturkar, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Niteen Kumar, Vaibhaw Kumar
This study aimed to evaluate the association of postoperative thrombocytopenia with outcome following adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for end-stage liver disease (ESLD). It was a prospective study of 120 consecutive adult LDLT from September 2012 to May 2015. Preoperative platelet counts (PLTs) and postoperative PLTs were recorded at regular intervals till 3 months after LDLT. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed. The median pretransplant PLT was 61 × 10(9) /l. The lowest median PLT after LDLT was observed on POD 3...
October 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Deepak Jain, Hari K Aggarwal, Avinash Rao, Anshul Mittal, Promil Jain
Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) is defined as arthritis affecting one or more joint usually in the juvenile age group (< 16 years of age) with or preceded by fever of at least 2 weeks duration that is documented to be daily ("quotidian") for at least 3 days which may be associated with evanescent (non-fixed) erythematous rash or generalized lymph node enlargement or hepatomegaly/splenomegaly/both or serositis. Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening complication of sJIA marked by sudden onset of non-remitting high fever, profound depression in all three blood cell lines (i...
2016: Reumatologia
Taku Omura, Eizo Watanabe, Yasufumi Otsuka, Yoko Yoshida, Hideki Kato, Masaomi Nangaku, Toshiyuki Miyata, Shigeto Oda
UNLABELLED: To describe a case of complete remission of thrombotic microangiopathy after treatment with eculizumab in a patient with non-Shiga toxin-associated bacterial enteritis. CASE REPORT: Medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a university teaching hospital.A 62-year-old man presented to a local hospital with mucous and bloody stool persisting for 1 month and worsening abdominal pain for 2 weeks. He had thrombocytopenia and renal dysfunction and was admitted with a diagnosis of sepsis due to intraabdominal infection...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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