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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782519/increased-circulating-microrna-122-is-a-biomarker-for-discrimination-and-risk-stratification-in-patients-defined-by-sepsis-3-criteria
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Tim Rahmel, Simon T Schäfer, Ulrich H Frey, Michael Adamzik, Jürgen Peters
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is now operationally defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by an infection, identified by an acute change in SOFA-Score of at least two points, including clinical chemistry such as creatinine or bilirubin concentrations. However, little knowledge exists about organ-specific microRNAs as potentially new biomarkers. Accordingly, we tested the hypotheses that micro-RNA-122, the foremost liver-related micro-RNA (miR), 1) discriminates between sepsis and infection, 2) is an early predictor for mortality, and 3) improves the prognostic value of the SOFA-score...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781374/april-and-staci-could-be-predictors-of-severe-multiorgan-dysfunction-syndrome-in-sepsis
#2
Dajana F Lendak, Dunja M Mihajlović, Aleksandra S Novakov-Mikić, Jasmina M Boban, Milan Ubavić, Snežana V Brkić
Although the role of B cells in sepsis immunoregulation has become an interesting topic, there is lack of data on the role of B cell function regulators in prediction of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) and soluble Transmembrane Activator and CAML Interactor Protein (sTACI), the main B cell function regulators, in prediction of MODS development within the first 48h after admission to intensive care unit, among septic patients...
May 21, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774388/withholding-or-withdrawing-of-life-sustaining-therapy-in-older-adults-%C3%A2-80-years-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#3
Bertrand Guidet, Hans Flaatten, Ariane Boumendil, Alessandro Morandi, Finn H Andersen, Antonio Artigas, Guido Bertolini, Maurizio Cecconi, Steffen Christensen, Loredana Faraldi, Jesper Fjølner, Christian Jung, Brian Marsh, Rui Moreno, Sandra Oeyen, Christina Agwald Öhman, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Ivo W Soliman, Wojciech Szczeklik, Andreas Valentin, Ximena Watson, Tilemachos Zafeiridis, Dylan W De Lange
PURPOSE: To document and analyse the decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment (LST) in a population of very old patients admitted to the ICU. METHODS: This prospective study included intensive care patients aged ≥ 80 years in 309 ICUs from 21 European countries with 30-day mortality follow-up. RESULTS: LST limitation was identified in 1356/5021 (27.2%) of patients: 15% had a withholding decision and 12.2% a withdrawal decision (including those with a previous withholding decision)...
May 17, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769838/selected-biomarkers-correlate-with-the-origin-and-severity-of-sepsis
#4
Michal Holub, Olga Džupová, Michaela Růžková, Alžběta Stráníková, Eva Bartáková, Jan Máca, Jiří Beneš, Heiko Herwald, Ondřej Beran
The microbial etiology and source of sepsis influence the inflammatory response. Therefore, the plasma levels of cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10), chemokines (CCL2/MCP-1, MIP-1 β ), heparin-binding protein (HBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), and cortisol were analyzed in blood from septic patients obtained during the first 96 hours of intensive care unit hospitalization. The etiology was established in 56 out of a total of 62 patients enrolled in the study. Plasma concentrations of MCP-1, sCD14, IL-6, and IL-10 were significantly higher in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP; n = 10) and infective endocarditis (IE; n = 11) compared to those with bacterial meningitis (BM; n = 18)...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768131/a-new-scoring-system-to-predict-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-china
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Jinjian Huang, Jianan Ren, Luise Brakert, Jiao Jiao, Qinjie Liu, Gefei Wang, Xiuwen Wu, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: This purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of blood stream infections (BSIs) on the prognosis of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and to make predictions based on patients' characteristics on admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred eighty-seven patients with complicated IAI in 2014 and 2015 were included in our retrospective analysis, except for those diagnosed with central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs)...
May 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765435/mortality-of-adult-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-using-the-apache-ii-and-sofa-systems-outcome-assessment-in-turkish-intensive-care-units
#6
Cetin Kaymak, Irfan Sencan, Seval Izdes, Aydin Sari, Hatice Yagmurdur, Derya Karadas, Derya Oztuna
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance using risk-adjusted ICU mortality rates nationally, assessing patients who died or had been discharged from the ICU. For this purpose, this study analyzed the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) databases, containing detailed clinical and physiological information and mortality of mixed critically ill patients in a medical ICU at secondary and tertiary referral ICUs in Turkey...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764551/-predictive-values-of-different-critical-scoring-systems-for-survival-rate-after-discharge-in-critically-ill-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#7
Jinsong Zhang, Wei Li, Xufeng Chen, Yong Mei, Jinru Lyu, Deliang Hu, Gang Zhang, Yongxia Gao, Xihua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive values of different critical scoring systems for survival rate after discharge in critically ill patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). METHODS: The clinical data of 34 critically ill patients supported by ECMO admitted to Department of Emergency of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital) from July 2015 to September 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764273/the-association-between-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-scores-and-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis-during-the-first-week-the-jseptic-dic-study
#8
Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Kyohei Miyamoto, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiya Kato, Mineji Hayakawa
OBJECTIVE: Predicting prognosis is a complex process, particularly in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores for individual organs during the first week of admission and the in-hospital mortality in patients with sepsis. METHODS: This study was a post hoc evaluation of the Japan Septic Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation study and included patients admitted to 42 intensive care units in Japan for severe sepsis or septic shock, between January 2011 and December 2013...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757913/association-between-muscle-wasting-and-muscle-strength-in-patients-who-developed-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Rodrigo Cerqueira Borges, Francisco Garcia Soriano
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between the rectus femoris cross-sectional area (RFCSA) and the muscular strength obtained at the bedside in patients forwarded to the intensive care unit (ICU) for severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: A prospective cohort study. RFCSA was assessed by ultrasound on the following day of the ICU admission and monitored during hospitalization. The patients performed clinical tests of muscle strength (Medical Research Council (MRC) scale and handgrip dynamometry), when they could understand the verbal commands of the examiners...
May 11, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756414/arterial-to-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-tension-difference-co-2-gap-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-adverse-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-presenting-with-suspected-sepsis
#10
Amith Shetty, Sebastian Sparenberg, Kristian Adams, Selwyn Selvedran, Benjamin Tang, Kim Hanna, Jonathan Iredell
OBJECTIVE: The arterial to end-tidal carbon dioxide tension difference (CO2 gap) correlates with physiologic dead space. The prognostic value of increased CO2 gap in trauma and respiratory distress patients is documented. Transpulmonary arteriovenous shunting is identified as a predictor of mortality in non-pulmonary sepsis. We set out to investigate the prognostic value of the CO2 gap in a pilot study of patients with suspected sepsis from non-respiratory causes. METHODS: Patients presenting to tertiary Australian ED with suspected sepsis (n = 215) underwent near-simultaneous end-tidal carbon dioxide and partial pressure of carbon dioxide measurements...
May 13, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742228/sofa-in-the-first-24-hours-as-an-outcome-predictor-of-acute-liver-failure
#11
Edison Moraes Rodrigues-Filho, Rogério Fernandes, Anderson Garcez
OBJECTIVE: To describe a cohort of patients with acute liver failure and to analyze the demographic and clinical factors associated with mortality. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study in which all patients admitted for acute liver failure from July 28, 2012, to August 31, 2017, were included. Clinical and demographic data were collected using the Epimed System. The SAPS 3, SOFA, and MELD scores were measured. The odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were estimated...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741298/early-increase-of-vegf-a-is-associated-with-resolution-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
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Ioannis Strouvalis, Christina Routsi, Maria Adamopoulou, Maria Raftogiannis, George Renieris, Stylianos E Orfanos, Anastasia Kotanidou, Labros Sabracos, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A in the resolution of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) was investigated in clinical and mouse pneumonia models. METHODS: VEGF-A was measured for seven consecutive days by an immunosorbent assay in sera of 82 patients with VAP and changes from baseline were correlated with the resolution of VAP. Experimental animals were challenged intratracheally with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Mouse bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples and segments of lung tissue were obtained at 24, 48 and 124 h after bacterial challenge...
May 9, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735787/a-dynamic-model-for-predicting-outcome-in-patients-with-hbv-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#13
Wei Lin, Jing Zhang, Xiaohui Liu, Hongqun Liu, Jinqiu He, Ming Li, Shuqin Zhang, Yuexin Zhang, Hong Chen, Changqing Zhang, Wenfang Wu, Chenggang Jin, Samuel S Lee, Zhongping Duan
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Accurately predicting the prognosis of individual patient is crucial in the management of ACLF. We aimed to establish a specific prognostic model for HBV-related ACLF patients treated with nucleoside analog (NA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively collected 205 ACLF cases diagnosed according to the APASL criteria. A dynamic prognostic model based on APASL criteria was established and validated. To demonstrate that the model is also applicable to those within EASL criteria, we divided the patients into two groups: met APASL criteria only (group A, n = 123); met both APASL and EASL criteria (group B, n = 82)...
April 9, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735786/prognostic-significance-of-the-new-criteria-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhosis
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Emilia T O Bansho, Pedro Eduardo S Silva, Bruno S Colombo, Letícia M Wildner, Maria Luiza Bazzo, Esther B Dantas-Corrêa, Leonardo L Schiavon, Janaína L Narciso-Schiavon
BACKGROUND: New criteria for acute kidney injury (AKI) in cirrhosis have been proposed, but its prognostic significance is unclear. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic significance of the AKI criteria in cirrhotic patients hospitalized for acute decompensation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. AKI was defined as an increase in creatinine (Cr) levels ≥ 0.3 mg/dL in 48 h or ≥ 50% of the basal value in the last 7d. AKI was divided into stages 1 (elevation: < 2x basal), 2 (2 or 3x), and 3 (> 3x)...
April 9, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723201/performance-on-the-apache-ii-saps-ii-sofa-and-the-ohca-score-of-post-cardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia
#15
Jea Yeon Choi, Jae Ho Jang, Yong Su Lim, Jee Yong Jang, Gun Lee, Hyuk Jun Yang, Jin Seong Cho, Sung Youl Hyun
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the ability of the Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) score to predict the outcome of OHCA patients who underwent therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS: This study included OHCA patients treated with TH between January 2010 and December 2013. The APACHE II score, SAPS II, and SOFA score were calculated at the time of admission and 24 h and 48 h after intensive care unit admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717367/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-requiring-intensive-care-time-is-of-the-essence
#16
Corentin Orvain, Francois Beloncle, Jean-Francois Hamel, Aurélien Sutra Del Galy, Sylvain Thépot, Mélanie Mercier, Achille Kouatchet, Jonathan Farhi, Sylvie Francois, Norbert Ifrah, Alain Mercat, Pierre Asfar, Mathilde Hunault-Berger, Aline Tanguy-Schmidt
The benefit of early admission of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) recipients to the intensive care unit (ICU) as soon as they develop organ injury is unknown. We performed a retrospective study on 92 patients admitted to the ICU to determine the impact of time from organ injury to ICU admission on outcome. The number of organ injuries prior to ICU admission was associated with an increased in-hospital mortality (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1-2.7, p = 0.04). Time between first organ injury and ICU admission was also associated with an increased in-hospital survival (OR 1...
May 2, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709397/prognosis-value-of-partial-arterial-oxygen-pressure-in-patients-with-septic-shock-subjected-to-pre-hospital-invasive-ventilation
#17
Romain Jouffroy, Anastasia Saade, Laure Castres Saint Martin, Pascal Philippe, Pierre Carli, Benoit Vivien
OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation can help improve the prognosis of septic shock. While adequate delivery of oxygen to the tissue is crucial, hyperoxemia may be deleterious. Invasive out-of-hospital ventilation is often promptly performed in life-threatening emergencies. We propose to determine whether the arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2 ) at the intensive care unit (ICU) admission is associated with mortality in patients with septic shock subjected to pre-hospital mechanical ventilation...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705407/does-the-clinical-frailty-score-improve-the-accuracy-of-the-sofa-score-in-predicting-hospital-mortality-in-elderly-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Emilie Langlais, Nicolas Nesseler, Estelle Le Pabic, Denis Frasca, Yoann Launey, Philippe Seguin
PURPOSE: To determine whether the addition of the frailty status assessed by the clinical frailty scale (CFS) to the SOFA score (SOFA-CFS) improves the performance of the SOFA score alone in predicting the hospital mortality of elderly critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study performed between February 2015 and February 2016 including 189 patients aged ≥65 years and hospitalized ≥24 h in the intensive care unit (ICU). RESULTS: The SOFA-CFS score did not improve the performance of the SOFA score alone in predicting hospital mortality (AUC = 0...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693474/acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
#19
De-Yuan Zhi, Jin Lin, Hai-Zhou Zhuang, Lei Dong, Xiao-Jun Ji, Dong-Cheng Guo, Xiao-Wei Yang, Shuai Liu, Zu Yue, Shu-Jing Yu, Mei-Li Duan
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to examine the clinical profile of critically ill patients with septic acute kidney injury (AKI) and to investigate clinical characteristics associated with the outcome of patients. METHODS: Data from 582 critically ill patients were collected and retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups: without AKI development and with AKI development. Baseline characteristics, laboratory, and other clinical data were compared between these two groups, and correlations between the characteristics and AKI development were examined...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693303/sofa-coagulation-score-and-changes-in-platelet-counts-in-severe-acute-kidney-injury-analysis-from-the-randomised-evaluation-of-normal-versus-augmented-level-renal-study
#20
Jin Lin, Martin Gallagher, Rinaldo Bellomo, Meili Duan, Konlawi Trongtrakul, Amanda Ying Wang
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of baseline SOFA coagulation score (SOFA-CS) and change in platelet counts in patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis from the Randomised Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level of RRT (RENAL) study. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality at 90 days after randomisation. The association between baseline SOFA-CS, changes in platelet counts, process of care, and clinical outcomes were analysed using multivariate Cox model adjusted for baseline variables...
April 24, 2018: Nephrology
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