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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822610/evaluation-of-fever-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Sarah DeWitt, Summer A Chavez, Jack Perkins, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Fever is one of the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED) and is more complex than generally appreciated. The broad differential diagnosis of fever includes numerous infectious and non-infectious etiologies. An essential skill in emergency medicine is recognizing the pitfalls in fever evaluation. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the complaint of fever in the ED to assist the emergency physician with a structured approach to evaluation...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816920/similar-metabolic-innate-immunity-and-adipokine-profiles-in-adult-and-pediatric-sepsis-versus-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-a-pilot-study
#2
Theonymfi Tavladaki, Anna Maria Spanaki, Helen Dimitriou, Efmorfia Kondili, Christianna Choulaki, Dimitris Georgopoulos, George Briassoulis
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the septic profiles of heat shock protein 72, heat shock protein 90α, resistin, adiponectin, oxygen consumption, CO2 production, energy expenditure, and metabolic pattern, along with illness severity, nutritional, and inflammatory indices, differ between adult and pediatric patients compared with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and healthy controls. To evaluate whether these biomolecules may discriminate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult and pediatric patients...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816298/-multiple-endoscopy-for-the-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-following-ileal-conduit-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
B Wang, J F Ye, L Zhao, H Bi, J Lu, L L Ma
Upper urinary tract calculi with infection is a quite difficult acute urologic emergency. And what is more, upper urinary tract obstruction after radical cystectomy following urinary diversion may be fatal in the vulnerable patients with this kind of situation. Postoperative anatomy and other factors affect the upper urinary tract calculi, and urinary tract infection greatly increased the risk. But it is particularly difficult to handle with patients with poor general condition and septic shock treatment, so how to optimize the selection program is worth further studying...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814248/pediatric-abdominal-trauma
#4
Tim Lynch
Abdominal trauma is present in approximately 25% of pediatric patients with major trauma and is the most common cause of unrecognized fatal injury in children. Pediatric abdominal trauma is typically blunt in nature with the spleen being the most common organ injured. Non-operative management is employed in over 95% of patients. Penetrating injuries are less common but often require operative management. Knowledge of specific mechanisms of injury aids the clinician in the diagnosis of specific injuries. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard in the identification of intra-abdominal injury...
August 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812000/diagnostic-imaging-features-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Francesco Esposito, Rosanna Mamone, Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Valerio Vitale, Gianfranco Vallone, Patrizia Oresta
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory process, characterized by intestinal necrosis of variable extension, leading to perforation, generalized peritonitis and death. The classical pathogenetic theory focuses on mucosal damage related to a stress induced intestinal ischemia leading to mucosal injury and bacterial colonization of the wall. A more recent hypothesis emphasizes the role of immaturity of gastrointestinal and immune system, particularly of the premature, responsible of bowel wall vulnerability and suffering...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811944/successful-resuscitation-of-a-patient-with-life-threatening-metabolic-acidosis-by-hemodialysis-a-case-of-ethylene-glycol-intoxication
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Ikuyo Narita, Michiko Shimada, Norio Nakamura, Reiichi Murakami, Takeshi Fujita, Wakako Fukuda, Hirofumi Tomita
BACKGROUND: Ethylene glycol intoxication causes severe metabolic acidosis and acute kidney injury. Fomepizole has become available as its antidote. Nevertheless, a prompt diagnosis is not easy because patients are often unconscious. Here we present a case of ethylene glycol intoxication who successfully recovered with prompt hemodialysis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Japanese male was admitted to a local hospital due to suspected food poisoning. The patient presented with nausea and vomiting, but his condition rapidly deteriorated, with worsening conscious level, respiratory distress requiring mechanical ventilation, hypotension, and severe acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806755/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-in-cardiogenic-shock-patients-on-mechanical-circulatory-microaxial-pump-support
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Ulrike Flierl, Jörn Tongers, Dominik Berliner, Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Florian Zauner, Christoph Wingert, Christian Riehle, Johann Bauersachs, Andreas Schäfer
Early use of mechanical circulatory support, e.g. veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or left ventricular unloading by microaxial pump in refractory cardiogenic shock is recommended in current guidelines. Development of acquired von Willebrand Syndrome (AVWS) in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and ECMO has been reported. There is an increasing number of patients treated with the Impella® CP microaxial pump for left ventricular unloading. However, the prevalence of AVWS in these high risk patients is unknown and needs to be determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806562/zika-virus-induced-neurological-critical-illness-in-latin-america-severe-guillain-barre-syndrome-and-encephalitis
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Sebastián U Ugarte, Angel Ricardo V Arenas, Bruno C Alvarez, Angela Cubides, Angélica F Luna, Max Arroyo-Parejo, Cayri E Acuña, Agamenón V Quintero, Orlando Ch Villareal, Oscar S Pinillos, Elías Vieda, Manuel Bello, Susana Peña, Carmelo Dueñas-Castell, Gloria M V Rodriguez, Jorge L M Ranero, Rosa L M López, Sandra G Olaya, José C Vergara, Ana Tandazo, Juan P S Ospina, Igor M Leyton Soto, R A Fowler, John C Marshall
Zika virus (ZIKAV) is classically described as causing minor symptoms in adult patients, however neurologic complications have been recognized. The recent outbreak in Central and South America has resulted in serious illness in some adult patients. We report adult patients in Latin America diagnosed with ZIKAV infection admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). METHODS: Multicenter, prospective case series of adult patients with laboratory diagnosis of ZIKAV in 16 ICUs in 8 countries. RESULTS: Between December 1st 2015 and April 2nd 2016, 16 ICUs in 8 countries enrolled 49 critically ill patients with diagnosis of ZIKAV infection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-anaphylaxis
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REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or non-allergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795666/-value-of-serum-crispld2-levels-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-evaluation-of-sepsis-patients
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Lai Wang, Xiufen Yang, Shuli Zhang, Mengsha Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of cysteine-rich secretory protein LCCL domain-containing 2 (CRISPLD2) in diagnosis and prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: Clinical data of patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University from December 2014 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. According to the severity of sepsis, the patients were divided into three groups: sepsis patients, severe sepsis patients and septic shock patients, and 100 healthy persons were enrolled as control group...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795054/sepsis-in-the-burn-patient-a-different-problem-than-sepsis-in-the-general-population
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REVIEW
David G Greenhalgh
Sepsis has recently been defined as "life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection". A great amount of effort has been made to develop early treatments for sepsis through the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. There are similar but slightly different recommendations for the treatment of sepsis in the pediatric population. These international efforts have led to earlier diagnosis and treatments for sepsis that have led to improvements in survival. Sepsis is also the leading cause of death in the burn patient but most clinical sepsis studies have excluded burns...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791216/toxic-shock-syndrome-caused-by-suture-abscess-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-with-late-onset-after-caesarean-section
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Hiroyasu Komuro, Takaharu Kato, Shinichiro Okada, Kensuke Nakatani, Risa Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Hiroyuki Iida, Maki Iida, Shiro Tsujimoto, Toshiyuki Suganuma
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but life-threatening multisystem disease known to develop in the early postoperative period after various surgery. We report a rare case in which a patient who underwent Caesarean section developed TSS caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the 39th postoperative day. She was treated with debridement because of the possible diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infections. Culture test from the resected specimen was positive for MRSA. She was diagnosed with TSS caused by suture abscess and was treated with intensive care including antimicrobials...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790288/-management-of-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Taijiro Mishina, Masahiro Miyajima, Atsushi Watanabe
Pulmonary thromboembolism is a fatal perioperative complication in general thoracic surgery. There is a report on its incidence of 2.68 cases out of 10,000 general thoracic surgeries. To prevent pulmonary thromboembolism, risk evaluation of an individual case and steady implementation of recommended preventive techiques are required. Because of the prevalence of guidelines for prevention, the incidence of pulmonary thromboembolism in the perioperative period is reducing. However, maximum prevention of deep vein thrombosis(DVT), which can lead to pulmonary thromboembolism, is impossible even if preventive measures are strictly implemented in the perioperative period...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781324/treatment-of-fulminant-giant-cell-myocarditis-associated-with-polymyositis-using-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-subsequent-corticosteroid-and-immunosuppressive-therapy-leading-to-remission
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Junichi Ooka, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yutaka Hatani, Yukio Tsuji, Ryo Takeshige, Shumpei Mori, Kensuke Matsumoto, Shigeo Hara, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita, Ken-Ichi Hirata
A 58-year-old man with a recent history of generalized myalgia and muscle weakness was transferred to our hospital because of acute progressive dyspnea. The patient underwent left ventricular (LV) assist device (LVAD) implantation due to cardiogenic shock with a LV ejection fraction (LVEF) of 6%. The histological findings obtained from LV apex showed the infiltration of multinucleated giant cells and severe myocardial contusion. Combining this histological finding with our experienced neurologists comments, resulted in a final diagnosis of fulminant giant cell myocarditis associated with polymyositis...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776170/viridans-group-streptococci-bloodstream-infections-in-neutropenic-adult-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy-single-center-experience
#15
J Radocha, P Paterová, A Zavřelová, B Víšek, F Gabalec, H Žemličková, P Žák
Viridans group streptococci bloodstream infections (VGS BSI) remain a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with severe neutropenia. The goal of our study was to evaluate clinical course and microbiological susceptibility of VGS BSI at our center. Retrospective analysis of all microbiologically documented bloodstream infections caused by VGS during the 9-year time period (from January 2006 until December 2014) was carried out. Only patients with severe neutropenia (< 500/μL) were included in the study...
August 3, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771554/increased-serum-thrombomodulin-level-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-mortality-in-pediatric-sepsis
#16
Jainn-Jim Lin, Hsiang-Ju Hsiao, Oi-Wa Chan, Yu Wang, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathophysiology of sepsis. As previously reported, the serum thrombomodulin is elevated in diseases associated with endothelial injury. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of serum thrombomodulin level in different pediatric sepsis syndromes and evaluate the relationship with disease severity and mortality. METHODS: We prospectively collected cases of sepsis treated in a pediatric intensive care unit from June 2012 to July 2015 at Chang Gung Children's Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770279/-treatment-of-an-uncommon-case-of-a-cardiogenic-shock-simultaneous-use-of-a-va-ecmo-and-an-impella-cp%C3%A2
#17
H Haake, K Grün-Himmelmann, U Kania, F Trudzinski, P M Lepper, J Vom Dahl
We report the case of a 48-year old woman where probably the intramuscular administration of glucocorticoids by an orthopedist induced a pheochromocytoma crisis. The development of a cardiogenic shock with a cardiac arrest made the use of a venoarterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO, Cardiohelp®, Maquet, Rastatt) necessary. To treat a pulmonary edema under VA-ECMO an Impella-CP® (Abiomed, Aachen) was implanted. A coronary angiography, endomyocardial biopsies and a computer tomography were performed...
August 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767504/echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Tanya Dutta, William H Frishman, Wilbert S Aronow
Pulmonary embolism is a major cause of mortality. Acute pulmonary embolism also encompasses a wide clinical spectrum of severity, ranging from asymptomatic silent disease to hemodynamic instability and shock. Echocardiography is a useful modality to improve treatment strategies for pulmonary embolus. Echocardiography plays a role in risk stratification at the time of diagnosis. The evaluation of the right ventricle (RV) has evolved over time. RV variables evaluated by echocardiography include RV size, RV/left ventricular (LV) ratio, RV fractional area of change, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, RV systolic pressure and RV Tei index...
June 22, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765018/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-triggered-by-venous-air-embolism-during-craniotomy-in-sitting-position-a-case-report
#19
Florian Raimann, Christian Senft, Jörg Honold, Kai Zacharowski, Volker Seifert, Jan Mersmann
BACKGROUND: Here we present a case of a stress induced cardiomyopathy (TakoTsubo cardiomyopathy) caused by a venous air embolism during a craniotomy in sitting position. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year old female patient was admitted to the neurosurgical department and scheduled for elective resection of a cerebellar metastasis in sitting position. After craniotomy and opening of the posterior fossa a venous air embolism was detected via transesophageal echocardiography...
July 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764651/comparison-of-procalcitonin-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-for-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-the-oldest-old-patients
#20
Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Qing Zhang, Ying Xia, Dawei Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock is well studied, it has not been investigated among oldest old patients. The aim of our study is to determine the role of PCT and hs-CRP in the assessment of sepsis and septic shock in this specific group of patients in the ICU. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Patients >85 years of age admitted to the ICU from May 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017 were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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