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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784057/incidence-of-hypotension-according-to-the-discontinuation-order-of-vasopressors-in-the-management-of-septic-shock-a-prospective-randomized-trial-dovss
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Kyeongman Jeon, Jae-Uk Song, Chi Ryang Chung, Jeong Hoon Yang, Gee Young Suh
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin (AVP) is commonly added to norepinephrine (NE) to reverse shock in patients with sepsis. However, there are no data to support the appropriate strategy of vasopressor tapering in patients on concomitant NE and AVP who are recovering from septic shock. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of hypotension while tapering vasopressors in patients on concomitant NE and AVP recovering from septic shock. METHODS: Patients with septic shock receiving concomitant NE and AVP were randomly assigned to taper NE first (NE group) or AVP first (AVP group)...
May 21, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765783/multiorgan-failure-and-refractory-lactic-acidosis-due-to-pasteurella-multocida-septicemia-in-a-patient-with-no-animal-exposure
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Damaris Pena, Yaneidy Santana, Jose Perez Lara, Efrain Gonzalez, Misbahuddin Khaja
Introduction: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus pathogenic to animals. It can cause infection in humans by a bite, scratch, or lick from a cat or dog. P. multocida can cause a variety of infections in humans, including cellulitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, peritonitis, and septic shock. Case Presentation: A 56-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 2-day history of fever, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He denied exposure to cats, dogs or other pets...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753517/liberal-versus-restrictive-intravenous-fluid-therapy-for-early-septic-shock-rationale-for-a-randomized-trial
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Wesley H Self, Matthew W Semler, Rinaldo Bellomo, Samuel M Brown, Bennett P deBoisblanc, Matthew C Exline, Adit A Ginde, Colin K Grissom, David R Janz, Alan E Jones, Kathleen D Liu, Stephen P J Macdonald, Chadwick D Miller, Pauline K Park, Lora A Reineck, Todd W Rice, Jay S Steingrub, Daniel Talmor, Donald M Yealy, Ivor S Douglas, Nathan I Shapiro
Prompt intravenous fluid therapy is a fundamental treatment for patients with septic shock. However, the optimal approach for administering intravenous fluid in septic shock resuscitation is unknown. Two competing strategies are emerging: a liberal fluids approach, consisting of a larger volume of initial fluid (50 to 75 mL/kg [4 to 6 L in an 80-kg adult] during the first 6 hours) and later use of vasopressors, versus a restrictive fluids approach, consisting of a smaller volume of initial fluid (≤30 mL/kg [≤2 to 3 L]), with earlier reliance on vasopressor infusions to maintain blood pressure and perfusion...
May 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742584/predictive-validity-of-sepsis-3-definitions-and-sepsis-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-a-cohort-study-in-49-icus-in-argentina
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Elisa Estenssoro, Vanina S Kanoore Edul, Cecilia I Loudet, Javier Osatnik, Fernando G Ríos, Daniela N Vázquez, Mario O Pozo, Bernardo Lattanzio, Fernando Pálizas, Francisco Klein, Damián Piezny, Paolo N Rubatto Birri, Graciela Tuhay, Anatilde Díaz, Analía Santamaría, Graciela Zakalik, Arnaldo Dubin
OBJECTIVES: The new Sepsis-3 definitions have been scarcely assessed in low- and middle-income countries; besides, regional information of sepsis outcomes is sparse. Our objective was to evaluate Sepsis-3 definition performance in Argentina. DESIGN: Cohort study of 3-month duration beginning on July 1, 2016. SETTINGS: Forty-nine ICUs. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients admitted to the ICU with suspected infection that triggered blood cultures and antibiotic administration...
May 8, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737106/-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-and-health-related-quality-of-life-for-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Xing Cao, Xue-Lian Liao, Xiao-Li He, Zhi-Chao Xie, Mei-Zu Lu, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictors of long-term mortality and healthy related quality of life (HR-QoL) for elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty-eight septic patients older than 60 years old admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) were enrolled in the study,and were followed up by telephone interview one year after ICU discharge. The hospital mortality and cumulative one-year mortality were analyzed,single and multiple factors analysis were used to for the risk factors of 1-year mortality...
January 2018: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727371/mortality-measures-to-profile-hospital-performance-for-patients-with-septic-shock
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Allan J Walkey, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Vincent X Liu, Peter K Lindenauer
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis care is becoming a more common target for hospital performance measurement, but few studies have evaluated the acceptability of sepsis or septic shock mortality as a potential performance measure. In the absence of a gold standard to identify septic shock in claims data, we assessed agreement and stability of hospital mortality performance under different case definitions. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: U.S...
April 30, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720052/high-density-lipoprotein-mean-platelet-volume-and-uric-acid-as-biomarkers-for-outcomes-in-patients-with-sepsis-an-observational-study
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Luis Bolívar Montero-Chacón, Juan Ignacio Padilla-Cuadra, Sy Han Chiou, Gabriel Torrealba-Acosta
BACKGROUND: We conducted an observational study evaluating the association between uric acid, mean platelet volume (MPV), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) with complications and outcomes of patients with sepsis in a critical care setting. METHODS: We followed patients with a diagnosis of severe sepsis and septic shock for a maximum of 28 days. Main outcomes assessed included length of stay (LOS), the need for renal replacement therapy (RRT), assisted mechanical ventilation (AMV), and vasopressor support as well as in-unit mortality...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703972/critically-ill-allogenic-hsct-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-of-mortality
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Colombe Saillard, Michael Darmon, Magali Bisbal, Antoine Sannini, Laurent Chow-Chine, Marion Faucher, Etienne Lengline, Norbert Vey, Didier Blaise, Elie Azoulay, Djamel Mokart
Outcome of patients undergoing allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has improved. To investigate if this improvement can be transposed to the ICU setting, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess short-term mortality of critically ill allo-HSCT patients admitted to the ICU and to identify prognostic factors of mortality. Public-domain electronic databases, including Medline via PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched. All full-text articles written-English studies published from 2006 to 2016, including allo-HSCT adults transferred to the ICU were included...
April 27, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693474/acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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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/29688923/when-all-else-fails-novel-use-of-angiotensin-ii-for-vasodilatory-shock-a-case-report
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Jonathan H Chow, Samuel M Galvagno, Kenichi A Tanaka, Michael A Mazzeffi, Zackary Chancer, Reney Henderson, Michael T McCurdy
Angiotensin (AT) II is an endogenous hormone that acts on venous and arterial smooth muscle to cause vasoconstriction. Recent trials have sparked great interest in its ability to be used as a vasopressor for catecholamine-refractory hypotension. Herein, we describe the successful use of AT II in a patient with a colonic perforation with septic shock refractory to conventional treatment. After AT II initiation, there was an immediate reduction in catecholamine requirement, and the patient survived.
April 23, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687277/early-goal-directed-therapy-using-a-physiological-holistic-view-the-andromeda-shock-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Glenn Hernández, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Gustavo Ospina-Tascón, Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Arnaldo Dubin, F Javier Hurtado, Gilberto Friedman, Ricardo Castro, Leyla Alegría, Maurizio Cecconi, Jean-Louis Teboul, Jan Bakker
BACKGROUND: Septic shock is a highly lethal condition. Early recognition of tissue hypoperfusion and its reversion are key factors for limiting progression to multiple organ dysfunction and death. Lactate-targeted resuscitation is the gold-standard under current guidelines, although it has several pitfalls including that non-hypoxic sources of lactate might predominate in an unknown proportion of patients. Peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation might provide a real-time response to increases in flow that could lead to a more timely decision to stop resuscitation, thus avoiding fluid overload and the risks of over-resuscitation...
April 23, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682365/bedside-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-using-portable-x-ray-in-acute-severe-cholangitis
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Rushikesh Shah, Emad Qayed
Patients with acute cholangitis require emergent biliary decompression. Those who are hemodynamically unstable on vasopressor support and mechanical ventilation are too critically ill to move outside of the intensive care unit. This prohibits performing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the endoscopy unit. Fluoroscopic guidance is required to confirm deep biliary cannulation during ERCP. There are a few reported cases of bedside ERCP using portable C-arm fluoroscopy unit or ultrasound guided cannulation...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629988/early-evidence-of-sepsis-associated-hyperperfusion-a-study-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-with-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-and-control-subjects
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Marie-Hélène Masse, Marie Anne Richard, Frédérick D'Aragon, Charles St-Arnaud, Michael Mayette, Neill K J Adhikari, William Fraser, André Carpentier, Steven Palanchuck, David Gauthier, Luc Lanthier, Matthieu Touchette, Albert Lamontagne, Jean Chénard, Sangeeta Mehta, Yanick Sansoucy, Etienne Croteau, Martin Lepage, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms underlying sepsis-associated encephalopathy remain unclear, but reduced cerebral blood flow, alone or in conjunction with altered autoregulation, is reported as a potential contributor. We compared cerebral blood flow of control subjects and vasopressor-dependent septic patients. DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. SETTING: MRI with arterial spin labeling. PATIENTS: Ten sedated septic patients on mechanical ventilation (four with controlled chronic hypertension) and 12 control subjects (six with controlled chronic hypertension) were enrolled...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602841/effect-of-levosimendan-on-mortality-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
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Wei Chang, Jian-Feng Xie, Jing-Yuan Xu, Yi Yang
OBJECTIVE: We aim to synthesise up-to-date randomised trials to investigate the effects of levosimendan on mortality and clinical outcomes in severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: A collection of databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register and Web of Science were searched updated to August 2017. Randomised trials were included when they pertain to the use of levosimendan in severe sepsis or septic shock compared with any category of inotropes, or as an adjunct to standard therapy with mortality reported...
March 30, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601458/epidemiology-and-clinical-relevance-of-toxic-shock-syndrome-in-us-children
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James T Gaensbauer, Meghan Birkholz, Michael A Smit, Roger Garcia, James K Todd
INTRODUCTION: It is important for clinicians to recognize the contribution of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) to the overall burden of pediatric septic shock because the clinical features, optimal therapy and prognosis differ from non-TSS septic shock. METHODS: We analyzed cases of pediatric septic shock reported to the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database between 2009 and 2013 to define the clinical and demographic characteristics of pediatric TSS in the US...
March 27, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570107/extensive-myocardial-calcification-in-critically-ill-patients
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Natacha Kapandji, Alban Redheuil, Pierre Fouret, Guillaume Hékimian, Guillaume Lebreton, Nicolas Bréchot, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Philippe Cluzel, Alain Combes, Matthieu Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: To describe an unusual complication on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DATA SOURCES: Clinical observation. STUDY SELECTION: Case report. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant clinical information. DATA SYNTHESIS: We report the cases of three young patients who developed extensive myocardial calcifications on prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with septic cardiomyopathy, postresuscitation cardiogenic shock, and septic shock complicating severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, respectively...
March 21, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569847/review-article-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-part-3-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Julian M Williams, Gerben Keijzers, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Amith Shetty, John F Fraser
Although comprehensive guidelines for treatment of sepsis exist, current research continues to refine and revise several aspects of management. Imperatives for rapid administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics for all patients with sepsis may not be supported by contemporary data. Many patients may be better served by a more judicious approach allowing consideration of investigation results and evidence-based guidelines. Conventional fluid therapy has been challenged with early evidence supporting balanced, restricted fluid and early vasopressor use...
April 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560736/evaluating-vasopressor-discontinuation-strategies-in-patients-with-septic-shock-on-concomitant-norepinephrine-and-vasopressin-infusions
#18
Nadine Musallam, Diana Altshuler, Cristian Merchan, Bishoy Zakhary, Caitlin Aberle, John Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: There is little data guiding clinicians on how to discontinue vasopressors among septic shock patients on concomitant norepinephrine (NE) and vasopressin (VP). OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of hypotension within 24 hours of discontinuing NE (NE DC first) versus VP (VP DC first) first in septic shock patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated septic shock patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and surgical ICU (SICU) receiving concomitant NE and VP...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555789/targeting-skeletal-muscle-tissue-oxygenation-sto-2-in-adults-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-randomised-controlled-trial-oto-sts-study
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Olivier Nardi, Elizabeth Zavala, Claude Martin, Serafim Nanas, Thomas Scheeren, Andrea Polito, Xavi Borrat, Djillali Annane
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the ratio of oxyhaemoglobin to total haemoglobin in skeletal muscle (StO2 ) using near-infrared spectroscopy may aid in the monitoring of patients with sepsis. This study assessed the benefits and risks of targeting StO2 in adults with severe sepsis or septic shock. DESIGN: A European randomised controlled trial was performed on two parallel groups. SETTING: Five intensive care units (ICU) in France, Greece, Spain and Germany were used for the study...
March 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546535/unexplained-mortality-differences-between-septic-shock-trials-a-systematic-analysis-of-population-characteristics-and-control-group-mortality-rates
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REVIEW
Harm-Jan de Grooth, Jonne Postema, Stephan A Loer, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten, Armand R Girbes
PURPOSE: Although the definition of septic shock has been standardized, some variation in mortality rates among clinical trials is expected. Insights into the sources of heterogeneity may influence the design and interpretation of septic shock studies. We set out to identify inclusion criteria and baseline characteristics associated with between-trial differences in control group mortality rates. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of RCTs published between 2006 and 2018 that included patients with septic shock...
March 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
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