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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149941/pathophysiology-of-septic-shock
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James A Russell, Barret Rush, John Boyd
Fundamental features of septic shock are vasodilation, increased permeability, hypovolemia, and ventricular dysfunction. Vasodilation owing to increased nitric oxide and prostaglandins is treated with vasopressors (norepinephrine first). Increased permeability relates to several pathways (Slit/Robo4, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin 1 and 2/Tie2 pathway, sphingosine-1-phosphate, and heparin-binding protein), some of which are targets for therapies. Hypovolemia is common and crystalloid is recommended for fluid resuscitation...
January 2018: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142375/the-effects-of-atorvastatin-on-inflammatory-responses-and-mortality-in-septic-shock-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ratender Kumar Singh, Vikas Agarwal, Arvind Kumar Baronia, Sudeep Kumar, Banani Poddar, Afzal Azim
Aim of the Study: Pleiotropic effect of statins can modulate inflammation in septic shock. We tested the hypothesis whether statins can reduce mortality in septic shock. Patients and Methods: We conducted a randomized double-blinded trial with treatment (40 mg dose of atorvastatin for 7 days) and control (placebo) arm in adult septic shock patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Primary (28-day mortality) and secondary (vasopressor-, ventilation-, and renal replacement therapy-free days) outcomes, with lipid profile and adverse effects, were documented...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137585/association-of-positive-fluid-balance-and-mortality-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-an-australian-cohort
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M G Pittard, S J Huang, A S McLean, S R Orde
In patients with septic shock, a correlation between positive fluid balance and worsened outcomes has been reported in multiple observational studies worldwide. No published data exists in an Australasian cohort. We set out to explore this association in our institution. We conducted a retrospective audit of patient records from August 2012 to May 2015 in a single-centre, 24-bed surgical and medical intensive care unit (ICU) in Sydney, Australia. All patients with septic shock were included. Exclusion criteria included length of stay less than 24 hours or vasopressors needed for less than six hours...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129185/combined-use-of-high-doses-of-vasopressin-and-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-refractory-septic-shock-after-intestinal-perforation-a-case-report
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Salvatore Notaro, Marcello Sorrentino, Aniello Ruocco, Annalisa Notaro, Antonio Corcione, Patrizia Murino, Eugenio Piscitelli, Marianna Tamborino
BACKGROUND: In this article, we present a clinical case of refractory septic shock resulting from intestinal perforation treated with high doses of vasopressin and hydrocortisone during emergency surgery. The use of such high doses of vasopressin for this type of shock is not described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with grade III obesity, Crohn's disease, and an intestinal perforation presented with refractory septic shock. Initially, a low dose of vasopressin was used...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128166/right-ventricle-dysfunction-and-pre-implantation-vasopressors-in-refractory-ards-supported-by-vv-ecmo
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Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Cristiana Guetti, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been shown to be frequently associated with haemodynamic instability requiring the use of vasopressors. To date, there is still some uncertainty in the use of veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in haemodynamically unstable ARDS patients. METHODS: We therefore assessed whether patients receiving pre ECMO vasopressors had a worse prognosis and, furthermore, we reviewed the factors associated with the use of pre ECMO vasopressors in 92 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS treated with VV-ECMO...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123901/respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-adults-a-propensity-score-analysis-in-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Shuhei Takauji, Mineji Hayakawa, Kota Ono, Hiroshi Makise
Aim: This multicenter retrospective observational study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for septic patients with severe respiratory failure using propensity score analyses. Methods: The data of severe sepsis patients from 42 intensive care units between January 2011 and December 2013 were retrospectively collected. Propensity score matching analyses were undertaken for severe respiratory failure patients with/without veno-venous ECMO support...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112081/predictors-prevalence-and-outcomes-of-early-crystalloid-responsiveness-among-initially-hypotensive-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Daniel E Leisman, Martin E Doerfler, Sandra M Schneider, Kevin D Masick, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of responsiveness to initial fluid challenge among hypotensive sepsis patients is unclear. To avoid fluid overload, and unnecessary treatment, it is important to differentiate these phenotypes. We aimed to 1) determine the proportion of hypotensive sepsis patients sustaining favorable hemodynamic response after initial fluid challenge, 2) determine demographic and clinical risk factors that predicted refractory hypotension, and 3) assess the association between timeliness of fluid resuscitation and refractoriness...
November 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
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Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109870/acute-onset-panhypopituitarism-nearly-missed-by-initial-cosyntropin-testing
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Claudine A Blum, Daniel Schneeberger, Matthias Lang, Janko Rakic, Marc Philippe Michot, Beat Müller
Introduction: Diagnosis of adrenal crisis and panhypopituitarism in patients with septic shock is difficult but crucial for outcome. Case: A 66-year-old woman with metastasized breast cancer presented to the ED with respiratory insufficiency and septic shock after a 2-day history of the flu. After transfer to the ICU, corticosteroids were started in addition to antibiotics, as the patient was vasopressor-nonresponsive. Diabetes insipidus was diagnosed due to polyuria and treated with 4 mg desmopressin...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090260/assessment-of-method-agreement-between-two-minimally-invasive-hemodynamic-measurements-in-septic-shock-patients-on-high-doses-of-vasopressor-drugs-a-preliminary-study
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Oana Antal, Mihai Mărginean, Natalia Hagău
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring is still controversial among the methods used to assess the hemodynamic profile of the septic shock patient. The aim of this study was to test the level of agreement between two different devices. METHODS: We collected 385 data entries during 12-hour intervals from four critically ill patients with septic shock and high doses of vasoactive therapy using two minimally invasive methods at the same time: Vigileo™ device which uses the pulse contour principle, and EV1000™ monitoring platform which uses the transpulmonary thermodilution principle...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089189/metformin-intoxication-vasopressin-s-key-role-in-the-management-of-severe-lactic-acidosis
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Francesca Galiero, Giovanni Consani, Gianni Biancofiore, Stefano Ruschi, Francesco Forfori
Vasopressin is a potent vasopressor used for improving organ perfusion during cardiac arrest, septic and catecholamine-resistant shock; with reference to this, it is useful for the treatment of vasoplegic shock because, restoring organ perfusion pressure by contraction of vascular smooth muscle through a non-catecholamine receptor pathway, it can be employed when catecholamines are ineffective. A 49-yr-old woman was admitted to the Emergency Department after having intentionally taken 95.2g of metformin, 1...
October 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065405/risk-factors-for-uroseptic-shock-in-patients-with-urolithiasis-related-acute-pyelonephritis
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Hiroaki Kakinoki, Shohei Tobu, Yuka Kakinoki, Kazuma Udo, Jiro Uozumi, Mitsuru Noguchi
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the risk factors of uroseptic shock induced by calculous acute pyelonephritis (APN). METHODS: This study included 69 patients (41 were women and 28 were men) who were admitted to our hospital for APN treatment associated with urolithiasis during the period from January 2005 to December 2012. We reviewed the electronic medical records of these patients to analyze risk factors contributing to the development of uroseptic shock from APN in patients with urolithiasis...
October 24, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062634/septic-shock-following-prostate-biopsy-aggressive-limb-salvage-for-extremities-after-pressor-induced-ischemic-gangrene
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Jocelyn Lu, Tammer Elmarsafi, Chrisovalantis Lakhiani, Sarah R Sher, Christopher Attinger, Karen K Evans
Vasopressors used to treat patients with septic shock can cause ischemic necrosis of appendages such as the ears and nose, as well as the extremities. Cases of quadruple-extremity necrosis have high morbidity and mortality, and a profound negative impact on quality of life. This case report details the successful limb salvage and return to function using free tissue transfer as a means to salvage bilateral lower extremities in a patient who suffered vasopressor-induced ischemia of upper and lower extremities after prostate biopsy-induced septic shock...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061119/computer-controlled-closed-loop-drug-infusion-system-for-automated-hemodynamic-resuscitation-in-endotoxin-induced-shock
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Kazunori Uemura, Toru Kawada, Can Zheng, Meihua Li, Masaru Sugimachi
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic resuscitation in septic shock requires aggressive fluid replacement and appropriate use of vasopressors to optimize arterial pressure (AP) and cardiac output (CO). Because responses to these drugs vary between patients and within patient over time, strict monitoring of patient condition and repetitive adjustment of drug dose are required. This task is time and labor consuming, and is associated with poor adherence to resuscitation guidelines. To overcome this issue, we developed a computer-controlled closed-loop drug infusion system for automated hemodynamic resuscitation in septic shock, and evaluated the performance of the system in a canine model of endotoxin shock...
October 23, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060444/classification-models-to-predict-vasopressor-administration-for-septic-shock-in-the-emergency-department
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Varesh Prasad, James C Lynch, Corey L Pasakarnis, Jill E Thorsen, Michael R Filbin, Andrew T Reisner, Thomas Heldt
Optimal management of sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department (ED) involves timely decisions related to intravenous fluid resuscitation and initiation of vasoactive medication support. A decision-support tool trained on electronic health record data, can help improve this complex decision. We retrospectively extracted vital signs, lab measurements, and fluid administration information from 807 patient visits over a two-year period to a major ED. Patients selected for inclusion had a high likelihood of septic shock...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040243/toxic-shock-syndrome-still-a-timely-diagnosis
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Kira L Gossack-Keenan, April J Kam
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute, severe, toxin-mediated disease, characterized by fever, hypotension, and multiorgan system involvement. Toxic shock syndrome has made headlines because of its high associated morbidity and mortality rate in previously healthy young females. Incidence peaked in the early 1980s owing to increased usage of ultra-absorbent tampons. After improved patient education and tampon labeling, the incidence of menstrual TSS has declined. CASE: A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented to an urgent care center with a 2-day history of fever, erythematous maculopapular rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040212/vasopressor-cumulative-dose-requirement-and-risk-of-early-death-during-septic-shock-an-analysis-from-the-episs-cohort
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Auguste Dargent, Maxime Nguyen, Isabelle Fournel, Abderrahmane Bourredjem, Pierre-Emmanuel Charles, Jean-Pierre Quenot
Septic shock is the primary cause of death in intensive care units, with about 20% of patients dying in the first 3 days. To design future trials focused on early mortality, we require knowledge of early indicators that can detect patients at high risk of early death from refractory septic shock.The aim of this study was to assess whether the cumulative dose of vasopressors (CDV), calculated as the cumulative dose of epinephrine + norepinephrine, is a predictor of early death (within 72 hours) attributable to refractory septic shock (EDASS)...
October 16, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037929/severe-sepsis-and-acute-myocardial-dysfunction-in-an-adolescent-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-a-case-report
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Ashley M Morgan, R Claire Roden, Steven C Matson, Grant M Wallace, Hannah L H Lange, Andrea E Bonny
BACKGROUND: Although generally asymptomatic, severe Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) infections have been documented. C. trachomatis has been associated with both myocarditis and sepsis. CASE: A 19-year-old female with type 1 diabetes mellitus developed sudden-onset mental status change and shock after resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal and pelvic imaging demonstrated uterine and adnexal inflammation, and pelvic exam confirmed a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033819/an-unusual-presentation-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-leading-to-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
#19
Ali Didan, Alan Donnelly, Hock Chua
This is a report of an atypical presentation of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) in a 26-year-old male who had a negative septic screen. The patient had a life-threatening presentation requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission for vasopressor support. It was thought that the likely cause of circulatory collapse was an overwhelming cytokine reaction or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) secondary to extensive PG lesions rather than septic shock. The patient presented with multiple large ulcers, the largest being 4 cm in diameter on the central chest...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026888/korean-shock-society-septic-shock-registry-a-preliminary-report
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Tae Gun Shin, Sung Yeon Hwang, Gu Hyun Kang, Won Young Kim, Seung Mok Ryoo, Kyuseok Kim, You Hwan Jo, Sung Phil Chung, Young Seon Joo, Jin Ho Beom, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Young Hoon Yoon, Woon Yong Kwon, Tae Ho Lim, Kap Su Han, Han Sung Choi, Gil Joon Suh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, therapeutic interventions, and outcomes of patients with septic shock admitted to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This study was a preliminary, descriptive analysis of a prospective, multi-center, observational registry of the EDs of 10 hospitals participating in the Korean Shock Society. Patients aged 19 years or older who had a suspected or confirmed infection and evidence of refractory hypotension or hypoperfusion were included...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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