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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099636/use-of-reactive-hyperemia-peripheral-arterial-tonometry-and-circulating-biological-markers-to-predict-outcomes-in-sepsis
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Vandack Nobre, Thiago Bragança Ataíde, Luisa Caldeira Brant, Clara Rodrigues Oliveira, Lucas Vieira Rodrigues, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Fernanda Barbosa Lopes, Ivan Euclides Saraiva, Marcus Vinícius Andrade
Objective: To evaluate the usefulness and prognostic value of reactive hyperemia - peripheral arterial tonometry in patients with sepsis. Moreover, we investigated the association of reactive hyperemia - peripheral arterial tonometry results with serum levels of certain inflammatory molecules. Methods: Prospective study, conducted in an 18-bed mixed intensive care unit for adults. The exclusion criteria included severe immunosuppression or antibiotic therapy initiated more than 48 hours before assessment...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094172/interval-changes-in-myocardial-performance-index-predict-outcome-in-severe-sepsis
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Junaid Nizamuddin, Feroze Mahmood, Avery Tung, Ariel Mueller, Samuel M Brown, Shahzad Shaefi, Michael O'Connor, Daniel Talmor, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVES: Septic cardiomyopathy is a well-described consequence of septic shock and is associated with increased sepsis-related mortality. The myocardial performance index (MPI), a parameter derived from echocardiographic tissue Doppler measurements, allows for a more sensitive assessment of global cardiac function than do traditional metrics for cardiac function. The authors hypothesized that changes in left ventricular MPI in patients with severe sepsis would be associated with a higher 90-day mortality...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091345/propofol-as-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-weakness-in-septic-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Peter A Abdelmalik, Goran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIN) and critical illness myopathy (CIM), together "ICU-Acquired weakness (ICUAW)," occur frequently in septic patients. One of the proposed mechanisms for ICUAW includes prolonged inactivation of sodium channels. Propofol, used commonly in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), primarily acts via enhancement of GABAergic transmission but may also increase sodium channel inactivation, suggesting a potential interaction. METHODS: Electronic medical records and EMG reports of patients with ICUAW and a diagnosis of either sepsis, septicaemia, severe sepsis, or septic shock, concurrent with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ARF), were retrospectively analyzed in a single center university hospital...
January 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078833/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-treated-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-india
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T T Paary, M S Kalaiselvan, M K Renuka, A S Arunkumar
Introduction: Sepsis is the leading cause of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and is associated with high mortality. Objectives: To identify the incidence, risk factors and outcome of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Methods: A prospective observational study was done in a multidisciplinary ICU over a period of 18 months. We included all adult patients admitted to ICU with features of severe sepsis and septic shock as per SCCM/ACCP guidelines...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073314/safety-of-the-peripheral-administration-of-vasopressor-agents
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Tyler Lewis, Cristian Merchan, Diana Altshuler, John Papadopoulos
Vasopressors are an integral component of the management of septic shock and are traditionally given via a central venous catheter (CVC) due to the risk of tissue injury and necrosis if extravasated. However, the need for a CVC for the management of septic shock has been questioned, and the risk of extravasation and incidence of severe injury when vasopressors are given via a peripheral venous line (PVL) remains poorly defined. We performed a retrospective chart review of 202 patients who received vasopressors through a PVL...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069319/effect-of-ulinastatin-combined-with-thymosin-alpha1-on-sepsis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-chinese-and-indian-patients
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Dadong Liu, Zongying Yu, Jiangtao Yin, Yikun Chen, Hao Zhang, Fan Xin, Haiyan Fu, Bing Wan
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) ulinastatin combined with thymosin alpha1 (Tα1) on sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The meta-analysis included 8 randomized controlled trials (N=1112 patients) on UTI-based therapy for sepsis published before July 10, 2016. Two investigators independently extracted data and assessed the quality of each study. The short-term mortality rate, duration of mechanical ventilator and vasopressor use, length of intensive care unit stay, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, and differences in inflammatory cytokines (interleukin [IL]-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor α) were assessed using statistical software...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062334/intensity-of-vasopressor-therapy-for-septic-shock-and-the-risk-of-in-hospital-death
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Donald A Brand, Patricia A Patrick, Jeffrey T Berger, Mediha Ibrahim, Ajsza Matela, Shweta Upadhyay, Peter Spiegler
CONTEXT: Given the high mortality of 30-60% associated with septic shock, distinguishing which patients do or do not have a reasonable chance of surviving with aggressive treatment could help clinicians and families make informed decisions. OBJECTIVES: To determine if intensity of vasopressor therapy accurately predicts in-hospital death. METHODS: This observational cohort study analyzed in-hospital mortality as a function of intensity of vasopressor therapy in a consecutive series of adults with septic shock treated over a 4-year period...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029485/shenfu-injection-for-improving-cellular-immunity-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Ning Zhang, Jianhua Liu, Zeliang Qiu, Yiping Ye, Jian Zhang, Tianzheng Lou
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of Shenfu injection (SFI) for enhancing cellular immunity and improving the clinical outcomes of patients with septic shock. METHODS: Patients with sepsis were randomly assigned to receive either SFI at a dose of 100mL every 24hours for 7 consecutive days or a placebo in addition to conventional therapy. The immunologic parameters were collected on days 1, 3, and 7 after the above treatments, and the clinical outcomes were updated for 28days...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998289/effects-of-low-doses-of-esmolol-on-cardiac-and-vascular-function-in-experimental-septic-shock
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Chaojie Wei, Huguette Louis, Margaux Schmitt, Eliane Albuisson, Sophie Orlowski, Bruno Levy, Antoine Kimmoun
BACKGROUND: Administration of a selective β1-blocker, such as esmolol, in human septic shock has demonstrated cardiovascular protective effects related to heart rate reduction. Certain experimental data also indicate that esmolol exerts systemic anti-inflammatory and beneficial effects on vascular tone. Thus, the present study aimed to determine whether a non-chronotropic dose of esmolol maintains its protective cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory effects in experimental septic shock...
December 21, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984249/predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-acute-liver-failure-a-prospective-study
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Vinod Kumar Audimoolam, Mark J W McPhail, Chris Willars, William Bernal, Julia A Wendon, Maurizio Cecconi, Georg Auzinger
BACKGROUND: The profound hemodynamic changes seen in acute liver failure (ALF) resemble the hyperdynamic state found in the later stages of septic shock. Vasopressor support frequently is required after initial volume therapy. Markers of preload dependency have not been studied in this patient group. Dynamic maneuvers such as passive leg raising or end-expiratory hold, which have shown good predictive accuracy in a general intensive care unit population, cannot be considered safe in this cohort because of the concerns of intracranial hypertension...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975124/-updated-definition-of-sepsis-implications-for-diagnostics-and-therapy-principles
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N Schlegel
Until a short time ago the criteria for sepsis were based on the assumption that sepsis is primarily caused by the inflammatory reaction of the body to an infection, which does not correspond to the current knowledge on the pathophysiology of sepsis. Accordingly, sepsis is now defined as a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a falsely regulated response of the body to an infection. Septic shock occurs when a condition of persisting hypotension with the continuous need for vasopressor agents and serum lactate levels of >2 mmol/l despite administration of sufficient volume and fluid is present...
December 14, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974285/increased-incidence-of-clinical-hypotension-with-etomidate-compared-to-ketamine-for-intubation-in-septic-patients-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Megan A Van Berkel, Matthew C Exline, Kari M Cape, Lindsay P Ryder, Gary Phillips, Naeem A Ali, Bruce A Doepker
PURPOSE: This study compared the incidence of clinical hypotension between ketamine and etomidate within a 24 hour period following endotracheal intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center, retrospective propensity-matched cohort study included septic patients admitted to our medical intensive care unit who received either etomidate or ketamine for intubation. Clinical hypotension was defined as any one of the following: mean arterial pressure (MAP) decrease >40% compared to baseline and MAP <70 mmHg, MAP <60 mmHg, initiation of a vasopressor, or increase to >30% of the initial vasopressor dose...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969574/disparities-in-hemodynamic-resuscitation-of-the-obese-critically-ill-septic-shock-patient
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Chere Adams, Calvin Tucker, Bryan Allen, Andrew McRae, Julia Balazh, Spencer Horst, Donald Johnson, Jason Ferreira
BACKGROUND: With a growing obesity epidemic, the approach to care of this patient remains controversial and in many circumstances different than the general population. Appropriate hemodynamic support, although still controversial, remains a cornerstone of septic shock therapy. Catecholamines are currently recommended by guidelines without a preferred dosing strategy. However, the use of weight-based (μg kg(-1) min(-1)) or nonweight-based (μg/min) vasopressor drip rates may impact patient care in these populations...
February 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940189/hydrocortisone-vitamin-c-and-thiamine-for-the-treatment-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-retrospective-before-after-study
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Paul E Marik, Vikramjit Khangoora, Racquel Rivera, Michael H Hooper, John Catravas
BACKGROUND: The global burden of sepsis is estimated as 15 to 19 million cases annually with a mortality rate approaching 60% in low income countries. METHODS: In this retrospective before-after clinical study, we compared the outcome and clinical course of consecutive septic patients treated with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine during a 7-month period (treatment group) compared to a control group treated in our ICU during the preceding 7 months...
December 6, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928174/the-effect-of-time-until-surgical-intervention-on-survival-in-dogs-with-secondary-septic-peritonitis
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Maxwell Bush, Margaret A Carno, Lindsay St Germaine, Daniel E Hoffmann
This retrospective study examined the effect of time to intervention on outcome in cases of dogs with secondary septic peritonitis, and also searched for other potential prognostic factors. The medical records of 55 dogs were reviewed. No association was found between outcome and the time from hospital admission to surgical source control. However, several other factors were found to influence survival, including: age, needing vasopressors, lactate, pre-operative packed cell volume, serum alkaline phosphatase, serum total bilirubin, and post-operative serum albumin...
December 2016: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910086/higher-vs-lower-haemoglobin-threshold-for-transfusion-in-septic-shock-subgroup-analyses-of-the-triss-trial
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S L Rygård, L B Holst, J Wetterslev, P I Johansson, A Perner
BACKGROUND: Using a restrictive transfusion strategy appears to be safe in sepsis, but there may be subgroups of patients who benefit from transfusion at a higher haemoglobin level. We explored if subgroups of patients with septic shock and anaemia had better outcome when transfused at a higher vs. a lower haemoglobin threshold. METHODS: In post-hoc analyses of the full trial population of 998 patients from the Transfusion Requirements in Septic Shock (TRISS) trial, we investigated the intervention effect on 90-day mortality in patients with severe comorbidity (chronic lung disease, haematological malignancy or metastatic cancer), in patients who had undergone surgery (elective or acute) and in patients with septic shock as defined by the new consensus definition: lactate above 2 mmol/l and the need for vasopressors to maintain a mean arterial pressure above 65 mmHg...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
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Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
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
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