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R Zubieta-Rodríguez, J Gómez-Correa, R Rodríguez-Amaya, K A Ariza-Mejia, N A Toloza-Cuta
INTRODUCTION: Cirrhosis of the liver is known for its high risk of mortality associated with episodes of acute decompensation. There is an even greater risk in patients that present with acute-on-chronic liver failure. The identification of patients at higher risk for adverse outcomes can aid in making the clinical decisions that will improve the prognosis for these patients. AIMS: To determine in-hospital mortality and evaluate the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of patients with cirrhosis of the liver seen at a tertiary referral hospital...
April 19, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
Pietro Caironi, Roberto Latini, Joachim Struck, Oliver Hartmann, Andreas Bergmann, Giuseppe Maggio, Marco Cavana, Gianni Tognoni, Antonio Pesenti, Luciano Gattinoni, Serge Masson
BACKGROUND: The biological role of adrenomedullin, a hormone involved in hemodynamic homeostasis, is controversial in sepsis, since administration of either the peptide or an antibody against it may be beneficial. METHODS: Plasma bio-ADM was assessed on days 1, 2 and 7 after randomization of 956 patients with sepsis or septic shock to albumin or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in the multicenter Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis (ALBIOS) trial. We tested the association of bio-ADM and its time-dependent variation with fluid therapy, vasopressor administration, organ failures and mortality...
April 11, 2017: Chest
Kartik Ganesh, R N Sharma, Jaicob Varghese, M G K Pillai
CONTEXT: Metabolic acidosis is frequently found in patients with severe sepsis. An understanding of types of acidosis in sepsis and their evolution over the course of treatment may give us insight into the behavior of acid-base balance in these patients. AIMS: To describe at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and over the first 5 days the composition of metabolic acidosis in patients with sepsis and to evaluate and compare acidosis patterns in survivors and nonsurvivors...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Tetsu Ohnuma, Shigehiko Uchino
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review AKI outcome prediction models and their external validation studies, to describe the discrepancy of reported accuracy between the results of internal and external validations, and to identify variables frequently included in the prediction models. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and Web of Science electronic databases (until January 2016). Studies were eligible if they derived a model to predict mortality of AKI patients or externally validated at least one of the prediction models, and presented area under the receiver-operator characteristic curves (AUROC) to assess model discrimination...
2017: PloS One
Mei Yin, Lei Si, Weidong Qin, Chen Li, Jianning Zhang, Hongna Yang, Hui Han, Fan Zhang, Shifang Ding, Min Zhou, Dawei Wu, Xiaomei Chen, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of serum albumin levels in patients with sepsis has previously been reported; however, these studies have not excluded the potential confounding effect of exogenous albumin administration. In this study, we investigate the predictive value of serum albumin for the prognosis of severe sepsis without the interference of exogenous albumin administration. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted from April to November 2014 in the internal and surgical intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Pietro Caironi, Serge Masson, Tommaso Mauri, Barbara Bottazzi, Roberto Leone, Michela Magnoli, Simona Barlera, Filippo Mamprin, Andrea Fedele, Alberto Mantovani, Gianni Tognoni, Antonio Pesenti, Luciano Gattinoni, Roberto Latini
BACKGROUND: The long pentraxin PTX3 is a key component of the humoral arm of innate immunity related to sepsis severity and mortality. We evaluated the clinical and prognostic significance of circulating PTX3 in the largest cohort ever reported of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Plasma PTX3 was measured on days 1, 2 and 7 after randomization of 958 patients to albumin or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in the multicentre Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis (ALBIOS) trial...
January 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Min Ho Seo, Minhong Choa, Je Sung You, Hye Sun Lee, Jung Hwa Hong, Yoo Seok Park, Sung Phil Chung, Incheol Park
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a new nomogram that can predict 28-day mortality in severe sepsis and/or septic shock patients using a combination of several biomarkers that are inexpensive and readily available in most emergency departments, with and without scoring systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 561 patients who were admitted to an emergency department (ED) and received early goal-directed therapy for severe sepsis or septic shock...
November 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
William P Parker, Matthew K Tollefson, Courtney N Heins, Kristine T Hanson, Elizabeth B Habermann, Harras B Zaid, Igor Frank, R Houston Thompson, Stephen A Boorjian
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and timing of infections following radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database was queried to identify patients undergoing RC for bladder cancer from 2006 to 2013. Characteristics including year of surgery, age, sex body mass index, diabetes, smoking, renal function, steroid usage, preoperative albumin, preoperative hematocrit, perioperative blood transfusion (PBT), and operative time were assessed for association with the risk of infection within 30 days of RC using multivariable logistic regression...
December 2016: Urologic Oncology
Lauralyn McIntyre, Brian H Rowe, Timothy S Walsh, Alasdair Gray, Yaseen Arabi, Anders Perner, Anthony Gordon, John Marshall, Deborah Cook, Alison Fox-Robichaud, Sean M Bagshaw, Robert Green, Irwin Schweitzer, Alexis Turgeon, Ryan Zarychanski, Shane English, Michaël Chassé, Ian Stiell, Dean Fergusson
OBJECTIVES: Evidence to guide fluid resuscitation evidence in sepsis continues to evolve. We conducted a multicountry survey of emergency and critical care physicians to describe current stated practice and practice variation related to the quantity, rapidity and type of resuscitation fluid administered in early septic shock to inform the design of future septic shock fluid resuscitation trials. METHODS: Using a web-based survey tool, we invited critical care and emergency physicians in Canada, the UK, Scandinavia and Saudi Arabia to complete a self-administered electronic survey...
July 7, 2016: BMJ Open
Young Hwii Ko, Yoon Seob Ji, Sin-Youl Park, Su Jin Kim, Phil Hyun Song
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the role of initial procalcitonin (PCT) level as an early predictor of septic shock for the patient with sepsis induced by acute pyelonephritis (APN) secondary to ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data from 49 consecutive patients who met criteria of sepsis due to APN following ureteral stone were collected and divided into two groups: with (n=15) or without (n=34) septic shock. The clinical variables including PCT level for this outcome were retrospectively compared by univariate analysis, followed by multivariable logistic regression model...
March 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Elliot Long, Trevor Duke
Sepsis and septic shock are the final common pathway for many decompensated paediatric infections. Fluid resuscitation therapy has been the cornerstone of haemodynamic resuscitation in these children. Good evidence for equivalence between 0.9% saline and 4% albumin, with the relative expense of the latter, has meant that 0.9% saline is currently the most commonly used resuscitation fluid world-wide. Evidence for harm from the chloride load in 0.9% saline has generated interest in balanced solutions as first line resuscitation fluids...
February 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
R V Arun Kumar, Shivakumar M Channabasappa
CONTEXT: Intra-abdominal sepsis following laparotomy for acute abdomen remains still a challenging condition. The understanding of various perioperative risk factors by anesthesiologists are crucial in optimum management these patients. AIMS: The objective of this study is to assess the perioperative risk factors, which predicts the outcome of treatment. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This retrospective observational study of 603 patients who underwent Laparotomies between March 2012 and March 2015 at our University Medical College...
January 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Andre L Holder, Namita Gupta, Elizabeth Lulaj, Miriam Furgiuele, Idaly Hidalgo, Michael P Jones, Tiphany Jolly, Paul Gennis, Adrienne Birnbaum
BACKGROUND: Progression from nonsevere sepsis-i.e., sepsis without organ failure or shock-to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department (ED) patients has been associated with significant mortality. Early recognition in the ED of those who progress to severe sepsis or shock during their hospital course may improve patient outcomes. We sought to identify clinical, demographic, and laboratory parameters that predict progression to severe sepsis, septic shock, or death within 96 h of ED triage among patients with initial presentation of nonsevere sepsis...
December 2016: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Manuela Ferrario, Alice Cambiaghi, Laura Brunelli, Silvia Giordano, Pietro Caironi, Luca Guatteri, Ferdinando Raimondi, Luciano Gattinoni, Roberto Latini, Serge Masson, Giuseppe Ristagno, Roberta Pastorelli
Septic shock remains a major problem in Intensive Care Unit, with high lethality and high-risk second lines treatments. In this preliminary retrospective investigation we examined plasma metabolome and clinical features in a subset of 20 patients with severe septic shock (SOFA score >8), enrolled in the multicenter Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis study (ALBIOS, NCT00707122). Our purpose was to evaluate the changes of circulating metabolites in relation to mortality as a pilot study to be extended in a larger cohort...
February 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ronald Chang, John B Holcomb
Sepsis results in disruption of the endothelial glycocalyx layer and damage to the microvasculature, resulting in interstitial accumulation of fluid and subsequently edema. Fluid resuscitation is a mainstay in the initial treatment of sepsis, but the choice of fluid is unclear. The ideal resuscitative fluid is one that restores intravascular volume while minimizing edema; unfortunately, edema and edema-related complications are common consequences of current resuscitation strategies. Crystalloids are recommended as first-line therapy, but the type of crystalloid is not specified...
July 2016: Shock
Timothy E Newhook, Damien J LaPar, Dustin M Walters, Shruti Gupta, Joshua S Jolissaint, Reid B Adams, Kenneth L Brayman, Victor M Zaydfudim, Todd W Bauer
The impact of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after hepatectomy on patient morbidity, mortality, and resource usage remains poorly defined. Better understanding of thromboembolic complications is needed to improve perioperative management and overall outcomes. About 3973 patients underwent hepatectomy within NSQIP between 2005 and 2008. Patient characteristics, operative features, and postoperative correlates of VTE were compared with identify risk factors for VTE and to assess its overall impact on postoperative outcomes...
December 2015: American Surgeon
Funda Atar, Ender Gedik, Şerife Kaplan, Pınar Zeyneloğlu, Arash Pirat, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated late intensive care unit admission in liver transplant recipients to identify incidences and causes of acute respiratory failure in the postoperative period and to compare these results with results in patients who did not have acute respiratory failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively screened the data of 173 consecutive adult liver transplant recipients from January 2005 through March 2015 to identify patients with late admission (> 30 d posttransplant) to an intensive care unit...
November 2015: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Serge Masson, Pietro Caironi, Caterina Fanizza, Sara Carrer, Anselmo Caricato, Paola Fassini, Tarcisio Vago, Marilena Romero, Gianni Tognoni, Luciano Gattinoni, Roberto Latini
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial dysfunction is a frequent complication in patients with severe sepsis and can worsen the prognosis. We investigated whether circulating biomarkers related to myocardial function and injury predicted outcome and were associated with albumin replacement. DESIGN: A multicenter, randomized clinical trial about albumin replacement in severe sepsis or septic shock (the Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis trial). SETTING: Forty ICUs in Italy...
April 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Sarah A Day, Michaelia Cucci, Molly E Droege, Jenna M Holzhausen, Bridgette Kram, Shawn Kram, Mehrnaz Pajoumand, Christine R Parker, Mona K Patel, Gregory J Peitz, Alia Poore, Charles J Turck, Megan A Van Berkel, Adrian Wong, Amanda Zomp, Megan A Rech
PURPOSE: Nine recently published articles and one guideline with important implications for critical care pharmacy practice are summarized. SUMMARY: The Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update (CCPLU) group includes more than 40 experienced critical care pharmacists across the United States. Group members monitor 29 peer-reviewed journals on an ongoing basis to identify literature relevant to pharmacy practice in the critical care setting. After evaluation by CCPLU group members, selected articles are chosen for summarization and distribution to group members nationwide based on applicability to practice, relevance, and study design and strength...
November 15, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Stefano Busani, Elisa Damiani, Ilaria Cavazzuti, Abele Donati, Massimo Girardis
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is characterized by a complex immune response. In this study we aimed to provide a review of the mechanisms of action of immunoglobulin (Ig) related to sepsis and an updated meta-analysis of the clinical effectiveness of the Ig use in septic patients. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed two separate searches of Medline and other databases with the keywords Ig, sepsis, septic shock, septicemia, septicemia with no language restrictions in order to review the mechanisms of action of Igs in sepsis and to update the previous meta-analysis on the effects of the Ig therapy on the mortality of adult patients with septic shock...
May 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
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