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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918620/conservative-management-of-colonoscopic-perforation-a-case-report
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Hossein Parsa, Arash Miroliaee, Zafar Doagoo, Saeed Sina
Colonoscopy is widely used for the diagnosis, treatment and a follow up of colorectal diseases. Perforation of the large bowel during elective colonoscopy is rare but serious life threatening complication. We report a 51-year-old woman who experienced recto sigmoid perforation during diagnostic colonoscopy. During 8 days of total hospitalization, she spent 3 days in ICU with gastrointestinal rest. The patient was hydrated and took intravenous antibiotics. In take-output and temperature were closely monitored...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918465/congenital-lumbar-kyphosis-with-skin-ulceration-and-osteomyelitis-in-a-myelomeningocele-child-a-case-report
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Benoit Vibert, Marco Turati, Pierre-Yves Rabattu, Marco Bigoni, Ahmad Eid, Aurélien Courvoisier
INTRODUCTION: Kyphosis is a frequent problem in children with spina bifida, and this deformity may cause different complications as respiratory insufficiency, bowel dysfunction, and skin ulcers. CASE REPORT: We report on a 13-year-old myelomeningocele male with a lumbar kyphoscoliosis associated to a septic skin ulceration that resulted in an acute sepsis. An X-ray revealed a kyphosis of 110° and a scoliosis of 25° between T9 and L5. The wound and blood cultures showed Staphylococcus aureus colonization, and an appropriate antibiotic therapy was started...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916120/does-early-and-appropriate-antibiotic-administration-improve-mortality-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Robert Sherwin, Michael E Winters, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain significant public health concerns. Appropriate emergency department management includes early recognition, hemodynamic resuscitation, source control, and prompt antibiotic administration. Current international guidelines strongly recommend administration of early and appropriate antibiotics for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Interestingly, a recent Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to provide a similar recommendation on antibiotic administration...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915308/mutilating-purpura-fulminans-in-an-adult-with-meningococcal-sepsis
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María Elena Arnáiz-García, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Francisco Gutierrez-Diez, Juan Francisco Nistal, Jose María González-Santos, Ivana Pulitani, Carlos Amado-Diago, Javier Arnáiz
We report a dramatic case of meningococcal sepsis manifesting as purpura fulminans in an elderly diabetic woman. Hemodynamic instability and severe bilateral cutaneous lesions involving her hands and feet developed rapidly. Specific antibiotic therapy and the administration of inotropic and vasopressor drugs were initiated. The severity and extension of the cutaneous lesions (attributed to purpura fulminans) worsened because of the need for vasoconstrictors for the treatment of septic shock. Bilateral transmetatarsal and metacarpal amputations were required to stabilize the patient...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914210/-sepsis-new-insights-new-definition
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W J Wiersinga, A R H van Zanten, K A Kaasjager, T van der Poll
- Incidence of sepsis is increasing, partly due to an ageing population, increased use of immunosuppressants, and antibiotic resistance. Sepsis survival has improved substantially, in part because of continuously improving intensive care and implementation of evidence-based guidelines.- Sepsis is defined as 'life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection'. The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score can be used to estimate organ dysfunction severity.- In this article, we discuss the new sepsis definitions - including reactions to these definitions, an overview of current insights in sepsis pathogenesis, and the new treatment guidelines...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906305/risk-of-knee-sepsis-following-treatment-of-open-tibia-fractures-a-multicenter-comparison-of-suprapatellar-and-infrapatellar-approaches
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Geoffrey S Marecek, Luke T Nicholson, Frances H Broghammer, Michael Talerico, Caroline Tougas, Derek J Donegan, John A Scolaro
OBJECTIVES: The suprapatellar approach for medullary nailing of the tibia is increasing. This requires intra-articular passage of instruments, which theoretically places the knee at risk for postoperative sepsis in the setting of open fracture. We hypothesized that the risk of knee sepsis is similar after suprapatellar or infrapatellar nailing of open tibia fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective, multicenter. SETTING: Three urban Level-1 trauma centers PATIENTS:: All patients treated with medullary nailing for open diaphyseal tibia fractures (OTA 42) from 2009 to 2015...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906115/use-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-sublancin-with-combined-antibacterial-and-immunomodulatory-activities-to-protect-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-mice
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Shuai Wang, Qingwei Wang, Xiangfang Zeng, Qianhong Ye, Shuo Huang, Haitao Yu, Tianren Yang, Shiyan Qiao
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the major pathogen causing serious hospital infections worldwide. With the emergence and rapid spread of drug-resistant bacteria, there is extraordinary interest in antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as promising candidates for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Sublancin, a glycosylated AMP produced by Bacillus subtilis 168, has been reported to possess protective activity against bacterial infection. The present study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of sublancin in prevention of MRSA ATCC43300 intraperitoneal infection in mice...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904017/eliciting-improved-antibacterial-efficacy-of-host-proteins-in-the-presence-of-antibiotics
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Joanna Jammal, Fadia Zaknoon, Amram Mor
We recently reported the aptitude of a membrane-active lipopeptide (C10OOc12O) to sensitize gram-negative bacilli (GNB) to host antibacterial proteins. Here we explored the potential of harnessing such capacity in the presence of antibiotics. For this purpose, we compared Escherichia coli sensitization to antibiotics in broth and plasma; assessed inner and outer membrane damages using scanning electron microscopy, dyes, and mutant strains; and assessed the ability to affect disease course using the mouse peritonitis-sepsis model for mono- and combination therapies...
September 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903972/lactobacillus-the-not-so-friendly-bacteria
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Abirami Pararajasingam, Juliet Uwagwu
We present a 65-year-old diabetic patient with a complex liver abscess and bacteraemia from Lactobacillus paracasei The abscess resulted in a prolonged hospital stay due to ongoing sepsis despite ultrasound-guided drainage and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Furthermore, the patient developed several secondary complications including a right-sided pleural effusion, an inferior vena cava thrombus and septic lung emboli. The abscess was eventually managed successfully with a prolonged course of antibiotics and multiple ultrasound-guided drainage procedures...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903171/-intraabdominal-infections
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Václava Adámková
Intraabdominal infections are the second most common cause of sepsis in intensive care units. Intraabdominal infections represent a wide variety of pathological conditions that involve lesions of all the intraabdominal organs. They also include intraperitoneal, retroperitoneal and parenchymal abscesses. The etiology of these infections usually includes organisms derived from the gut microbiota. The increasing rate of bacterial resistance is alarming. The treatment of intraabdominal infections is complex and involves source control and antibiotics...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898742/neutrophil-cd64-c-reactive-protein-and-procalcitonin-in-the-identification-of-sepsis-in-the-icu-post-test-probabilities
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Joel Jämsä, Tero Ala-Kokko, Virva Huotari, Pasi Ohtonen, Eeva-Riitta Savolainen, Hannu Syrjälä
PURPOSE: We were interested in whether C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) distinguish sepsis from non-septic controls and whether a combination of CRP, PCT, and neutrophil CD64 improves identification of sepsis in the intensive care unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the CRP and PCT concentrations from 27 patients with sepsis and 15 ICU controls. In addition, CD64 on neutrophils was measured using quantitative flow cytometry. We present a multiple marker analysis for sepsis diagnostics combining neutrophil CD64, CRP, and PCT using post-test analysis...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895710/-trichosporon-asahii-sepsis-associated-with-urinary-catheter-in-a-pediatric-burn-unit-2-case-reports
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Florencia Escarrá, Jimena Lema, Beatriz Caracciolo, Susana Carnovale, Verónica Alvarez, Nidia Tramonti, Fabián Guarracino, M Teresa Rosanova
Trichosporon asahii is a ubiquitous fungus that has been isolated as part of human microbiota. There has been an emergence of this pathogen in recent years, causing superficial and deep seated infections. There are scarce reports of urinary tract infections in pediatric intensive care burn units caused by this agent. We describe the cases of 2 pediatric patients with prolonged hospitalization due to severe burns that had received several antibiotic courses for previous infections. Both presented sepsis secondary to catheter related urinary tract infection by Trichosporon asahii...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895706/-neonatal-renal-abscess-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-a-clinical-case
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Sebastián Argañaraz Gonçalves, Enrique Casanueva, Silvia Filipis, Carla Gandini, M Vanesa Rodríguez, Adriana Santiago, Aída Vázquez, Roberto Vagni
Renal abscess is a rare disease in newborn, but severe consequences can occur: sepsis with high mortality, renal scar formation and risk of chronic renal failure. A neonate with unilateral renal abscess due to Staphylococcus aureus is reported, with septicemia, with no other suppurative focus, nor with urinary malformation, with good clinical evolution with intravenous antibiotics and without surgical treatment, but with renal scars sequel. From this case, the strategies of diagnosis, treatment and followup of the renal abscess in a neonate are analyzed, emphasizing the early diagnosis to avoid renal scars...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893488/-clinical-criteria-for-pathogen-bacteria-in-term-newborn-suspected-of-neonatal-sepsis
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A Glusko-Charlet, C Fontaine, M Raucy, L Barcat, A Lahana, R Erbani, G Poirie, G Kongolo, M Diouf, A Leke, J Gondry, P Tourneux
BACKGROUND: Neonatal early onset sepsis (EOS) remains an important etiology of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult due to a lack of sensitivity and specificity markers. In France, the management of newborn infants suspected of infection includes the analysis of gastric suction. The objective of the study was to identify early clinical signs in newborn infants with suspected neonatal sepsis to differentiate a likely infection with pathogen bacteria in the gastric suction culture (Streptococcus agalactiae or Escherichia coli) from a possible infection without such pathogen bacteria...
September 8, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891027/short-term-oral-zinc-supplementation-among-babies-with-neonatal-sepsis-for-reducing-mortality-and-improving-outcome-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Newton Banupriya, Ballambattu Vishnu Bhat, Bosco Dhas Benet, Christina Catherine, Magadi Gopalakrishna Sridhar, Subhash Chandra Parija
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of short term zinc supplementation on the mortality rate and neurodevelopment outcome in neonates with sepsis at 12 mo corrected age. METHODS: The clinical trial was undertaken in the neonatal intensive care unit of JIPMER during the time period from September 2013 through December 2016. Neonates with clinical manifestations of sepsis who exhibited two positive screening tests (microESR, C- reactive protein, band cell count) were included and randomized into no zinc and zinc group...
September 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890902/pasteurella-multocida-bacteremia-and-peritonitis-in-a-patient-with-cirrhosis-a-life-threatening-case-from-a-prick-of-a-cactus
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Jodi-Anne Wallace, Jonathan Hussain, Alberto Unzueta, Giuseppe Morelli
A 58-year-old male with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis presents with right lower extremity cellulitis, abdominal tenderness, and severe sepsis after sustaining puncture injury from a cactus on a property with feral cats. Blood cultures and diagnostic paracentesis were consistent with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative coccobacillus found in the respiratory tract of domestic animals. The patient received timely antibiotic coverage with resolution of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and sepsis after 14-day treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890513/leptospirosis-cases-in-the-tokyo-metropolitan-area-japan
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Yoshikazu Mutoh, Nobuo Koizumi, Eriko Morino, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Norio Ohmagari
In Japan, 20-50 cases of leptospirosis are reported annually, typically involving farmers or returnees from tropical areas. Here, we report five indigenous leptospirosis cases that occurred in the Tokyo urban area. All cases were male (mean age 65.8 ± 4.7 years) and presented with clinical features including high fever, acute kidney injury, and jaundice. Three cases presented with pulmonary infiltration and ground glass opacity on admission. Two of the five patients were intubated and underwent continuous hemodiafiltration...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887627/-sepsis-masquerading-as-delirium
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A Seifert, C S Hartog, J Zweigner, W Schummer, K Reinhart
A previously healthy 60-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with severe headache, altered personality and fever. He was treated for bacterial meningitis with delirium of unknown cause but presumed to be due to alcohol withdrawal. Despite receiving the antibiotic therapy regimen recommended for bacterial meningitis the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated with profound delirium and tachypnea. The intensivist who was consulted immediately suspected sepsis-associated organ failure and admitted the patient to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
September 8, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885476/determining-the-risk-of-sepsis-using-nurse-compounded-elastomeric-pumps-for-continuous-infusion-in-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy
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Pauline M Dobson, Mark Loewenthal, Lisa Harris
Limited availability of compounded antibiotics used for continuous infusion outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) can delay or interrupt an OPAT course. To solve this problem, OPAT nurses at a hospital in Australia have been compounding elastomeric pumps for immediate use. The incidence of sepsis in 5014 patients before and after the introduction of nurse compounding was compared. There were no cases of laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection among the nurse-compounded group compared with 2 cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885400/internal-validation-of-the-sepsis-in-obstetrics-score-to-identify-risk-of-morbidity-from-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Catherine M Albright, Phinnara Has, Dwight J Rouse, Brenna L Hughes
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively validate the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score, a pregnancy-specific sepsis scoring system, to identify risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission for sepsis in pregnancy. METHODS: This is a prospective validation study of the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score. The primary outcome was admission to the ICU for sepsis. Secondary outcomes included admission to a telemetry unit and time to administration of antibiotic therapy. We evaluated test characteristics of a predetermined score of 6 or greater...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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