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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922878/higher-fluid-balance-increases-the-risk-of-death-from-sepsis-results-from-a-large-international-audit
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Yasser Sakr, Paolo Nahuel Rubatto Birri, Katarzyna Kotfis, Rahul Nanchal, Bhagyesh Shah, Stefan Kluge, Mary E Schroeder, John C Marshall, Jean-Louis Vincent
OBJECTIVES: Excessive fluid therapy in patients with sepsis may be associated with risks that outweigh any benefit. We investigated the possible influence of early fluid balance on outcome in a large international database of ICU patients with sepsis. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Seven hundred and thirty ICUs in 84 countries. PATIENTS: All adult patients admitted between May 8 and May 18, 2012, except admissions for routine postoperative surveillance...
December 5, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918869/paramedic-initiated-cms-sepsis-core-measure-bundle-prior-to-hospital-arrival-a-stepwise-approach
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Jason G Walchok, Ronald G Pirrallo, Douglas Furmanek, Martin Lutz, Colt Shope, Brandi Giles, Greta Gue, Aaron Dix
BACKGROUND: To improve patient outcomes, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented core measures that outline the initial treatment of the septic patient. These measures include initial blood culture collection prior to antibiotics, adequate intravenous fluid resuscitation, and early administration of broad spectrum antibiotics. We sought to determine if Paramedics can initiate the CMS sepsis core measure bundle in the prehospital field reliably. METHODS: This is a retrospective, case series from a 3rd service EMS system model in Greenville, South Carolina between November 17, 2014 and February 20, 2016...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911391/a-murine-model-of-group-b-streptococcus-vaginal-colonization
#3
Kathryn A Patras, Kelly S Doran
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS), is a Gram-positive, asymptomatic colonizer of the human gastrointestinal tract and vaginal tract of 10 - 30% of adults. In immune-compromised individuals, including neonates, pregnant women, and the elderly, GBS may switch to an invasive pathogen causing sepsis, arthritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Because GBS is a leading bacterial pathogen of neonates, current prophylaxis is comprised of late gestation screening for GBS vaginal colonization and subsequent peripartum antibiotic treatment of GBS-positive mothers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908338/fluid-resuscitation-in-severe-sepsis
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REVIEW
Rob Loflin, Michael E Winters
Since its original description in 1832, fluid resuscitation has become the cornerstone of early and aggressive treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. However, questions remain about optimal fluid composition, dose, and rate of administration for critically ill patients. This article reviews pertinent physiology of the circulatory system, pathogenesis of septic shock, and phases of sepsis resuscitation, and then focuses on the type, rate, and amount of fluid administration for severe sepsis and septic shock, so providers can choose the right fluid, for the right patient, at the right time...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908334/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-management-of-sepsis
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REVIEW
Michael S Pulia, Robert Redwood, Brian Sharp
Sepsis represents a unique clinical dilemma with regard to antimicrobial stewardship. The standard approach to suspected sepsis in the emergency department centers on fluid resuscitation and timely broad-spectrum antimicrobials. The lack of gold standard diagnostics and evolving definitions for sepsis introduce a significant degree of diagnostic uncertainty that may raise the potential for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. Intervention bundles that combine traditional quality improvement strategies with emerging electronic health record-based clinical decision support tools and rapid molecular diagnostics represent the most promising approach to enhancing antimicrobial stewardship in the management of suspected sepsis in the emergency department...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908332/prehospital-sepsis-care
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REVIEW
Jerrilyn Jones, Benjamin J Lawner
Prehospital care providers are tasked with the delivery of time-sensitive care, and emergency medical services (EMS) systems must match patients to appropriate clinical resources. Modern systems are uniquely positioned to recognize and treat patients with sepsis. Interventions such as administration of intravenous fluid and transporting patients to the appropriate level of definitive care are linked to improved patient outcomes. As EMS systems refine their protocols for the recognition and stabilization of patients with suspected or presumed sepsis, EMS providers need to be educated about the spectrum of sepsis-related presentations and treatment strategies need to be standardized...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908328/the-new-usual-care
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REVIEW
Jared Radbel, Daniel Boutsikaris
Recent literature continues to refine which components of the early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) algorithm are necessary. Given it utilizes central venous pressure, continuous central venous oxygen saturation, routine blood transfusions, and inotropic medications, this algorithm can be timely, invasive, costly, and potentially harmful. New trials highlight early recognition, early fluid resuscitation, appropriate antibiotic treatment, source control, and the application of a multidisciplinary evidence-based approach as essential components of current sepsis management...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905410/association-between-preterm-brain-injury-and-exposure-to-chorioamnionitis-during-fetal-life
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Devasuda Anblagan, Rozalia Pataky, Margaret J Evans, Emma J Telford, Ahmed Serag, Sarah Sparrow, Chinthika Piyasena, Scott I Semple, Alastair Graham Wilkinson, Mark E Bastin, James P Boardman
Preterm infants are susceptible to inflammation-induced white matter injury but the exposures that lead to this are uncertain. Histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA) reflects intrauterine inflammation, can trigger a fetal inflammatory response, and is closely associated with premature birth. In a cohort of 90 preterm infants with detailed placental histology and neonatal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data at term equivalent age, we used Tract-based Spatial Statistics (TBSS) to perform voxel-wise statistical comparison of fractional anisotropy (FA) data and computational morphometry analysis to compute the volumes of whole brain, tissue compartments and cerebrospinal fluid, to test the hypothesis that HCA is an independent antenatal risk factor for preterm brain injury...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
Davide Leoni, Jordi Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units (ICUs). Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891260/intravenous-vitamin-c-administered-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-recurrent-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Amit Bharara, Catherine Grossman, Daniel Grinnan, Aamer Syed, Bernard Fisher, Christine DeWilde, Ramesh Natarajan, Alpha A Berry Fowler
This case report summarizes the first use of intravenous vitamin C employed as an adjunctive interventional agent in the therapy of recurrent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The two episodes of ARDS occurred in a young female patient with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, a rare, sporadically occurring, noninherited disorder that is characterized by extensive gastrointestinal polyposis and malabsorption. Prior to the episodes of sepsis, the patient was receiving nutrition via chronic hyperalimentation administered through a long-standing central venous catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884883/bilateral-ureteric-obstruction-during-in-vitro-fertilisation-therapy-in-a-patient-with-complex-surgically-managed-crohn-s-disease
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Christopher Charles Khoo, Nikhil Ahluwalia, Jan Grace, Arun Sahai
A 37-year-old woman receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment presented with lethargy, fevers and anuria. Her background included complex surgically managed Crohn's disease and mild right-sided hydronephrosis (with no evidence of obstruction on MAG3 renogram). On examination, she had a distended abdomen with generalised tenderness. Blood tests revealed an acute kidney injury and confirmed sepsis. She was found to have bilateral ureteric obstruction with worsening of the right-sided hydronephrosis and new-onset left-sided hydronephrosis secondary to bilateral ovarian masses, diagnosed as mild ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882238/large-uterine-pyomyoma-in-a-perimenopausal-female-a-case-report-and-review-of-50-reported-cases-in-the-literature
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Naoyuki Iwahashi, Yasushi Mabuchi, Michihisa Shiro, Shigetaka Yagi, Sawako Minami, Kazuhiko Ino
Pyomyoma is a rare complication, which withoug antibiotics or surgical intervention, may cause sepsis and mortality. The present study reported a case of large uterine pyomyoma in a perimenopausal female. A 53-year-old multigravida woman was referred to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan) due to progressive abdominal distension. The patient presented with anemia gravis, severe inflammatory reaction and cachexia. Computed tomography revealed a large unilocular mass, 50 cm in size, with an irregular surface and thickened wall, occupying the entire abdomen...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881097/ischaemic-stroke-and-clostridium-septicum-sepsis-and-meningitis-in-a-patient-with-occult-colon-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kosmas Macha, Antje Giede-Jeppe, Hannes Lücking, Roland Coras, Hagen B Huttner, Jürgen Held
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum is a rare cause of meningitis and brain abscess in children and adults. Gas production by the pathogen can lead to pneumocephalus and the overall mortality rate of Clostridium septicum CNS infection is as high as 74%. The most common entry site of the pathogen is the gastrointestinal tract. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 74-year-old man who presented with a left-sided cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery territory...
November 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879561/late-therapeutic-intervention-with-antibiotics-and-fluid-resuscitation-allows-for-a-prolonged-disease-course-with-high-survival-in-a-severe-murine-model-of-sepsis
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Allison M Steele, Marlene E Starr, Hiroshi Saito
Current animal models of sepsis often incorporate antibiotics to be consistent with clinical standards for treatment of patients in the ICU. However, such experimental intervention is commonly initiated very early after infectious insult, which likely blunts the progression of systemic inflammation and downstream pathology. The objective of this study was to establish an animal model of sepsis with delayed therapeutic intervention, allowing a longer disease course and downstream pathology, but still resulting in a high survival rate...
November 22, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876325/does-early-goal-directed-therapy-decrease-mortality-compared-with-standard-care-in-patients-with-septic-shock
#15
Michael E Winters, Robert Sherwin, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Current international guidelines for the treatment of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock recommend that patients receive targeted care to various physiologic endpoints, thereby optimizing tissue perfusion and oxygenation. These recommendations are primarily derived from a protocol published >15 years ago, which was viewed by many as complex and was therefore not widely adopted. Instead, many emergency physicians focused on the administration of early antibiotics, source control, aggressive fluid resuscitation, vasoactive medications as needed to maintain mean arterial blood pressure, and careful monitoring of these patients...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873750/persistent-spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-secondary-to-candida-albicans-in-a-patient-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aneela Majeed, Waqas Ullah, Umar Zahid, Mayar Al Mohajer
Candida albicans is a common human pathogen. Occasionally, it can cause peritonitis in immunocompromised and postsurgical patients. We report a case of a male patient who presented with abdominal pain and distention. He had a history of end-stage liver disease secondary to alcoholism. His peritoneal fluid culture revealed C albicans, and (1-3)-β-d glucan (BDG) level was elevated. His hospital course was complicated by sepsis and renal failure. He was treated with antifungals for spontaneous fungal peritonitis...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873263/effects-of-volume-resuscitation-on-the-microcirculation-in-animal-models-of-lipopolysaccharide-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nchafatso G Obonyo, Jonathon P Fanning, Angela S Y Ng, Leticia P Pimenta, Kiran Shekar, David G Platts, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Recent research has identified an increased rate of mortality associated with fluid bolus therapy for severe sepsis and septic shock, but the mechanisms are still not well understood. Fluid resuscitation therapy administered for sepsis and septic shock targets restoration of the macro-circulation, but the pathogenesis of sepsis is complex and includes microcirculatory dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to systematically review data comparing the effects of different types of fluid resuscitation on the microcirculation in clinically relevant animal models of lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869426/an-umbilical-venous-catheter-complication-presented-as-acute-abdomen-case-report
#18
Mustafa O Oztan, Ozkan Ilhan, Elif Abay, Gokhan Koyluoglu
Umbilical venous catheterization has become a widely accepted intravenous route for premature babies. These catheters allow administration of parenteral nutrition and medication and facilitate blood sampling. Besides these benefits, they also have significant potential complications like portal vein thrombosis, infection, vascular or hepatic injury, arrhythmia and sepsis. One of the rare but important complication is extravasation of the fluids due to misplacement of the catheter. The typical symptoms of this condition are sudden deterioration, hepatic enlargement, hematocrit drop, hypotension and abdominal distension...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864924/pentraxin-3-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-shock-the-albios-trial
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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. DESIGN: Plasma PTX3 was measured on days 1, 2 and 7 after randomization of 958 patients to albumin or crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in the multicenter Albumin Italian Outcome Sepsis (ALBIOS) trial...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860279/targeting-myeloid-differentiation-protein-2-by-the-new-chalcone-l2h21-protects-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury
#20
Yali Zhang, Tingting Xu, Beibei Wu, Hongjin Chen, Zheer Pan, Yi Huang, Liqin Mei, Yuanrong Dai, Xing Liu, Xiaoou Shan, Guang Liang
Acute inflammatory diseases are the leading causes of mortality in intensive care units. Myeloid differentiation 2 (MD-2) is required for recognizing lipopolysaccharide (LPS) by toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and represents an attractive therapeutic target for LPS-induced inflammatory diseases. In this study, we report a chalcone derivative, L2H21, as a new MD2 inhibitor, which could inhibit LPS-induced inflammation both in vitro and in vivo. We identify that L2H21 as a direct inhibitor of MD-2 by binding to Arg(90) and Tyr(102) residues in MD-2 hydrophobic pocket using a series of biochemical experiments, including surface plasmon response, molecular docking and amino acid mutation...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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