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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223455/acute-fetal-demise-with-first-trimester-maternal-infection-resulting-from-listeria-monocytogenes-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model
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Bryce Wolfe, Gregory J Wiepz, Michele Schotzko, Gennadiy I Bondarenko, Maureen Durning, Heather A Simmons, Andres Mejia, Nancy G Faith, Emmanuel Sampene, Marulasiddappa Suresh, Sophia Kathariou, Charles J Czuprynski, Thaddeus G Golos
Infection with Listeria monocytogenes during pregnancy is associated with miscarriage, preterm birth, and neonatal complications, including sepsis and meningitis. While the risk of these conditions is thought to be greatest during the third trimester of pregnancy, the determinants of fetoplacental susceptibility to infection, the contribution of gestational age, and the in vivo progression of disease at the maternal-fetal interface are poorly understood. We developed a nonhuman primate model of listeriosis to better understand antecedents of adverse pregnancy outcomes in early pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220742/calcific-uraemic-arteriolopathy-calciphylaxis-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy
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S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids
BACKGROUND: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is an unusual and potentially fatal condition characterised by small-vessel calcification and ischaemic skin necrosis. It mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, but may rarely occur in the absence of ESRD in conditions such as primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, alcoholic liver disease and connective tissue disease. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients diagnosed with calciphylaxis while on renal replacement therapy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between 1990 and 2014, to describe its presentation, course and final outcome...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218356/a-new-integrated-technique-for-the-supportive-treatment-of-sepsis
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Jens Hartmann, Stephan Harm
Although there has been continuous, intensive research for many years in the field of sepsis treatment, currently available treatment options are limited, and there is still a lack of systems that efficiently remove endotoxins as well as mediators. Here, we discuss a newly developed, integrated technique that combines different aspects for their use in extracorporeal blood purification for the supportive treatment of liver failure and sepsis.
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209134/first-clinical-experience-in-14-patients-treated-with-advos-a-study-on-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-new-type-of-albumin-dialysis
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Wolfgang Huber, Benedikt Henschel, Roland Schmid, Ahmed Al-Chalabi
BACKGROUND: Liver failure (LF) is associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased cost and substantial mortality. Due to the limited number of donor organs, extracorporeal liver support is suggested as an appealing concept to "bridge to transplant" or to avoid transplant in case of recovery. ADVanced Organ Support (ADVOS) is a new type of albumin dialysis, that provides rapid regeneration of toxin-binding albumin by two purification circuits altering the binding capacities of albumin by biochemical (changing of pH) and physical (changing of temperature) modulation of the dialysate...
February 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208022/protein-requirements-for-critically-ill-patients-with-renal-and-liver-failure
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Jayshil J Patel, Craig J McClain, Menaka Sarav, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Ryan T Hurt
Diseases leading to critical illness induce proteolysis resulting in muscle wasting and negative nitrogen balance. Muscle wasting has been associated with poor intensive care unit (ICU)-related outcomes, including an increased risk for mortality. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a common organ dysfunction associated with ICU-related disorders, such as sepsis, trauma, and respiratory failure. AKI and renal replacement therapy lead to amino acid loss. Decompensated liver cirrhosis (DLC) and acute liver failure (ALF) represent more severe forms of liver dysfunction leading to ICU admission...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207269/a-biocompatible-injectable-hydrogel-with-potent-wound-healing-and-antibacterial-properties
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Jiaul Hoque, Relekar G Prakash, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Bibek R Shome, Jayanta Haldar
Two component injectable hydrogels that cross-link in-situ have been used as non-invasive wound-filling devices, i.e., sealants. These materials carry a variety of functions at the wound sites such as seal leaks, cease unwanted bleeding, bind tissues together, and assist in wound healing process. However, commonly used sealants typically lack antibacterial properties. Since bacterial infection at the wound site is very common, bioadhesive materials with intrinsic antibacterial properties are urgently required...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203580/unusual-presentation-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-splenic-infarcts
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Vivek Kumar, Parita Soni, Vishangi Dave, Jonathan Harris
A 67-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, fever, and significant weight loss over 2 months. Physical examination revealed left upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and bilateral pitting edema but peripheral lymphadenopathy was absent. Laboratory tests showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), and increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). PTT was corrected completely in mixing study. Further workup for the cause of coagulopathy revealed decreased levels of all clotting factors except factor VIII and increase fibrinogen levels, which ruled out disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202686/simvastatin-pre-treatment-improves-survival-and-mitochondrial-function-in-a-three-day-fluid-resuscitated-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Jerome Morel, Iain Hargreaves, David Brealey, Viruna Neergheen, Janne T Backman, Sandro Lindig, Marcus Bläss, Michael Bauer, Daniel F McAuley, Mervyn Singer
Statins may offer protective effects in sepsis through anti-inflammatory, mitochondrial protection and other actions. We thus evaluated the effects of simvastatin on survival, organ and mitochondrial function, tissue and plasma ubiquinone levels and liver transcriptomics in a 3-day rat model of sepsis. Comparisons of rat plasma simvastatin and ubiquinone levels were made against levels sampled in blood from patients with acute lung injury (ALI) enrolled into a trial of statin therapy. Animals received simvastatin by gavage either pre- or post-induction of faecal peritonitis...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191374/klebsiella-pneumoniae-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Faisal Kamal, George Williams, Hina Akbar, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dipen Kadaria
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K.pneumoniae) is a known cause of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in the absence of hepatobiliary disease. In settings of hepatic infection, it has also been known to cause disseminated infections including meningitis and endopthalmitis. Several groups of patients are particularly susceptible to infection, including patients with diabetes mellitus, those from Southeast Asia and those with the preexisting hepatobiliary disease. We present a case of K.pneumoniae PLA with bacteremia. A 39-year-old Vietnamese male with no previous medical history who presented with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever...
January 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
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S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178122/mortality-after-portal-vein-embolization-two-case-reports
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Eung Chang Lee, Sang-Jae Park, Sung-Sik Han, Hyeong Min Park, Seung Duk Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, In Joon Lee, Hyun Beom Kim
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is increasingly performed worldwide to reduce the possibility of liver failure after extended hepatectomy, by inducing future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophy and atrophy of the liver planned for resection. The procedure is known to be very safe and to have few procedure-related complications.In this study, we described 2 elderly patients with Bismuth-Corlette type IV Klatskin tumor who underwent right trisectional PVE involving the embolization of the right portal vein, the left medial sectional portal branch, and caudate portal vein...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177773/gastroprotective-and-antielastase-effect-of-protein-inhibitors-from-erythrina-velutina-seeds-in-an-experimental-ulcer-model
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Vanessa Cristina Oliveira de Lima, Richele Janaína de Araújo Machado, Norberto Monteiro, Christina da Silva Camillo, Alexandre Coelho Serquiz, Adeliana Silva de Oliveira, Fabiola Rufino, Bruna Leal Lima Maciel, Adriana Ferreira Uchôa, Elizeu Antunes Santos, Ana Heloneida de Araújo Morais
Trypsin and chymotrypsin inhibitors from Erythrina velutina seeds have been previously isolated by our group. In previous studies using a sepsis model, we demonstrated the anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory action of these compounds. This study aimed to evaluate the gastroprotective and antielastase effect of protein inhibitors from Erythrina velutina seeds in an experimental stress induced ulcer model. Two protein isolates from E. velutina seeds, with antitrypsin (PIAT) and anti-chymotrypsin (PIAQ) activities were tested...
September 12, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165033/micheliolide-provides-protection-of-mice-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-mrsa-infection-by-down-regulating-inflammatory-response
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Xinru Jiang, Yuli Wang, Yifei Qin, Weigang He, Adel Benlahrech, Qingwen Zhang, Xin Jiang, Zhenhui Lu, Guang Ji, Yuejuan Zheng
A major obstacle to therapy in intensive care units is sepsis caused by severe infection. In recent years gram-positive (G(+)) bacteria, most commonly staphylococci, are thought to be the main pathogens. Micheliolide (MCL) was demonstrated to provide a therapeutic role in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory intestinal disease, colitis-associated cancer, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS, the main component of G(-) bacterial cell wall) induced septic shock. We proved here that MCL played an anti-inflammatory role in Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160956/the-role-of-liver-function-in-the-setting-of-cirrhosis-with-chronic-infection-and-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Susan Lee, Latanja Divens, Leanne H Fowler
The patient with sepsis in the setting of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis can have a more rapid decline in other organ dysfunction during critical illness and faces further increase in the risk for death. This article discusses the role of liver function in the patient with a systemic critical illness in contrast to the worsened pathophysiology of the patient with cirrhosis secondary to chronic HCV infection and critical illness, inpatient and posthospitalization management of the critically ill patient with chronic HCV-related cirrhosis, and the nursing implications and recommendations for future research for this population...
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151948/model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-excluding-inr-meld-xi-score-in-critically-ill-patients-easily-available-and-of-prognostic-relevance
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Bernhard Wernly, Michael Lichtenauer, Marcus Franz, Bjoern Kabisch, Johanna Muessig, Maryna Masyuk, Uta C Hoppe, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
PURPOSE: MELD-XI, an adapted version of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score excluding INR, was reported to predict outcomes e.g. in patients with acute heart failure. We aimed to evaluate MELD-XI in critically ill patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for prognostic relevance. METHODS: A total of 4381 medical patients (66±14 years, 2862 male) admitted to a German ICU between 2004 and 2009 were included and retrospectively investigated. Admission diagnoses were e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149647/hepatitis-c-and-kidney-disease-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rashad S Barsoum, Emad A William, Soha S Khalil
Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145661/the-effects-of-remifentanil-on-expression-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-septic-rats
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Kwon Hui Seo, Jin Woo Choi, Hong Soo Jung, Hansol Yoo, Jin Deok Joo
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a pivotal mediator of sepsis progression. Remifentanil, an opioid agonist, has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects in septic mice. However, it is not yet known whether remifentanil affects the expression of HMGB1. We investigated the effects of remifentanil on HMGB1 expression and the underlying mechanism in septic rats. Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups; a sham group, a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, and a CLP with remifentanil treatment (Remi) group...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145460/caffeic-acid-cyclohexylamide-rescues-lethal-inflammation-in-septic-mice-through-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-kinase-in-innate-immune-process
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Jun Hyeon Choi, Sun Hong Park, Jae-Kyung Jung, Won-Jea Cho, Byeongwoo Ahn, Cheong-Yong Yun, Yong Pyo Choi, Jong Hun Yeo, Heesoon Lee, Jin Tae Hong, Sang-Bae Han, Youngsoo Kim
Targeting myeloid differentiation protein 2 (MD-2) or Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) with small molecule inhibitor rescues the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in sepsis due to infection with Gram-negative bacteria but not other microbes. Herein, we provided IκB kinase β (IKKβ) in innate immune process as a molecular target of caffeic acid cyclohexylamide (CGA-JK3) in the treatment of polymicrobial TLR agonists-induced lethal inflammation. CGA-JK3 ameliorated E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS, MD-2/TLR4 agonist)-induced endotoxic shock, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-challenged septic shock or LPS plus D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute liver failure (ALF) in C57BL/6J mice...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135431/retrospective-dual-center-study-of-parenteral-nutrition-associated-cholestasis-in-premature-neonates
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Weihui Yan, Li Hong, Ying Wang, Yi Feng, Lina Lu, Yijing Tao, Jiang Wu, Huijuan Ruan, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) has not been clarified. The objective of this study was to explore the incidence of PNAC in premature infants without surgery and to identify associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature neonates who received parenteral nutrition (PN) at least 14 days were included in a retrospective, dual-center study. Cholestasis was diagnosed as conjugated bilirubin ≥2 mg/dL. Infants with metabolic liver disease, cyanotic congenital heart disease, congenital syphilis, hepadnaviridae infection, and those who underwent surgery were excluded...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130411/tissue-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-is-differentially-regulated-during-illness-in-mice
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Anita Boelen, Anne H van der Spek, Flavia F Bloise, Emmely Marije de Vries, Olga V Surovtseva, Hermina C van Beeren, Mariette T Ackermans, Joan Kwakkel, Eric Fliers
Illness induces major modifications in central and peripheral thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism, so-called nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS). As a result, organ specific changes in local TH availability occur depending on the type and severity of illness. Local TH availability is of importance for the regulation of the tissue specific TH target genes and determined by the interplay between deiodinating enzymes, TH transport and TH receptor (TR) expression. In the present study we evaluated changes in TH transport, deiodination, and TR expression, the resulting tissue TH concentrations and the expression of TH target genes in liver and muscle in three animal models of illness...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
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