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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732314/the-effect-of-low-dose-furosemide-in-critically-ill-patients-with-early-acute-kidney-injury-a-pilot-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-the-spark-study
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Sean M Bagshaw, R T Noel Gibney, Peter Kruger, Imran Hassan, Finlay A McAlister, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Furosemide is commonly prescribed in acute kidney injury (AKI). Prior studies have found conflicting findings on whether furosemide modifies the course and outcome of AKI. METHODS: Pilot multi-center randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial in adult patients with AKI admitted to three intensive care units. Participants were randomly allocated to furosemide bolus and infusion or 0.9% saline placebo. Primary endpoint was worsening AKI, defined by the RIFLE criteria...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731485/th17-regulatory-t-cell-imbalance-in-sepsis-patients-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-attenuated-by-high-volume-hemofiltration
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Jiguang Guo, Wu Tao, Dan Tang, Jianbin Zhang
BACKGROUND: We assessed the Th17 (T-helper cell)/Treg (Regulatory T cell) imbalance in sepsis patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and the clinical benefits of continuous high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF). METHODS: 48 sepsis patients, including 22 patients with MODS (MODS group, n = 22) and 26 without (non-MODS group, n = 26), and 20 healthy volunteer controls were enrolled. The patients in MODS group were randomly divided into the continuous blood purification (CBP) group (n = 11) receiving conventional comprehensive treatment plus high-volume hemofiltration and the non-CBP group (n = 11) receiving conventional comprehensive treatment only...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726037/can-a-collaborative-subspecialty-antimicrobial-stewardship-intervention-have-lasting-effects
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Kaushal B Shah, Ramzy H Rimawi, Mark A Mazer, Paul P Cook
OBJECTIVE: We previously demonstrated the benefit of direct, daily collaboration between infectious disease (ID) and critical care practitioners (CCP) on guideline adherence and antibiotic use in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). In this post-intervention review, we sought to establish whether the effect on antibiotic use and guideline adherence was sustainable. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 87 patients, admitted to the 24-bed MICU, was done 3 (n = 45) and 6 months (n = 42) after the intervention...
July 19, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725436/factors-associated-with-increased-pancreatic-enzymes-in-septic-patients-a-prospective-study
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Anis Chaari, Karim Abdel Hakim, Nevine Rashed, Kamel Bousselmi, Vipin Kauts, Mahmoud Etman, William Francis Casey
BACKGROUND: The perfusion of splanchnic organs is deeply altered in patients with septic shock. The aim of the study is to identify the predictive factors of septic shock-induced increase of serum lipase and amylase and to assess and evaluate its prognostic impact. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study. All adult patients admitted with septic shock were eligible for our study. Serum lipase and amylase were measured on admission. Patients with and those without increased pancreatic enzymes were compared...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724977/therapeutic-targeting-of-hmgb1-during-experimental-sepsis-modulates-the-inflammatory-cytokine-profile-to-one-associated-with-improved-clinical-outcomes
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Natalie E Stevens, Marianne J Chapman, Cara K Fraser, Tim R Kuchel, John D Hayball, Kerrilyn R Diener
Sepsis remains a significant health burden and a major clinical need exists for therapeutics to dampen the excessive and uncontrolled immune activation. Nuclear protein high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) is released following cell death and is a late mediator in sepsis pathogenesis. While approaches targeting HMGB1 have demonstrated reduced mortality in pre-clinical models of sepsis, the impact of HMGB1 blockade on the complex septic inflammatory milieu and the development of subsequent immunosuppression remain enigmatic...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723773/development-and-validation-of-risk-stratification-delirium-prediction-model-for-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-single-center-study
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Yu Chen, Hang Du, Bao-Hua Wei, Xue-Ni Chang, Chen-Ming Dong
The objective is to develop a model based on risk stratification to predict delirium among adult critically ill patients and whether early intervention could be provided for high-risk patients, which could reduce the incidence of delirium.We designed a prospective, observational, single-center study. We examined 11 factors, including age, APACHE-II score, coma, emergency operation, mechanical ventilation (MV), multiple trauma, metabolic acidosis, history of hypertension, delirium and dementia, and application of Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718340/characterization-of-sepsis-and-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
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Qing Feng, Yu-Hang Ai, Hua Gong, Long Wu, Mei-Lin Ai, Song-Yun Deng, Li Huang, Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) are common intensive care unit (ICU) diseases; the morbidity and mortality are high. The present study analyzed the sensitivity of different diagnostic criteria of sepsis 1.0 and 3.0, epidemiological characteristics of sepsis and SAE, and explored its risk factors for death, short-term, and long-term prognosis. METHODS: The retrospective study included patients in ICU from January 2015 to June 2016. After excluding 58 patients, 175 were assigned to either an SAE or a non-SAE group (patients with sepsis but no encephalopathy)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709443/severity-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bangchuan Hu, Renhua Sun, Aiping Wu, Yin Ni, Jingquan Liu, Feng Guo, Lijun Ying, Guoping Ge, Aijun Ding, Yunchao Shi, Changwen Liu, Lei Xu, Ronglin Jiang, Jun Lu, Ronghai Lin, Yannan Zhu, Weidong Wu, Bo Xie
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine proposed a definition for acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) based on current medical evidence and expert opinion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the current AGI grading system and to investigate the association between AGI severity grades with clinical outcome in critically ill patients. METHODS: Adult patients at 14 general intensive care units (ICUs) with an expected ICU stay ≥24 h were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706425/procalcitionin-as-a-diagnostic-marker-to-distinguish-upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-perforation
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Yang Gao, Kai-Jiang Yu, Kai Kang, Hai-Tao Liu, Xing Zhang, Rui Huang, Jing-Dong Qu, Si-Cong Wang, Rui-Jin Liu, Yan-Song Liu, Hong-Liang Wang
AIM: To assess the accuracy of serum procalcitionin (PCT) as a diagnostic marker in verifying upper and lower gastrointestinal perforation (GIP). METHODS: This retrospective study included 46 patients from the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University who were confirmed to have GIP between June 2013 and December 2016. Demographic and clinical patient data were recorded on admission to ICU. Patients were divided into upper (n = 19) and lower (n = 27) GIP groups according to the perforation site (above or below Treitz ligament)...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701840/colistin-nephrotoxicity-in-adults-single-centre-large-series-from-india
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Abdul Ghafur, Swati Gohel, Vidyalakshmi Devarajan, T Raja, Jose Easow, M A Raja, Sankar Sreenivas, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, T Ramakrishnan, S G Raman, Dedeepiya Devaprasad, Balaji Venkatachalam, Ramesh Nimmagadda
CONTEXT: Limited Indian data are available on the rate of colistin nephrotoxicity and other risk factors contributing to the development of this important side effect. AIM: This study aims to generate data on colistin nephrotoxicity from a large cohort of Indian patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case record analysis of patients who received colistin, in an oncology center in India, between January 2011 and December 2015...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701266/community-acquired-bloodstream-infections-caused-by-acinetobacter-baumannii-a%C3%A2-matched-case-control-study
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Chung-Ting Chen, Yung-Chih Wang, Shu-Chen Kuo, Fang-Huy Shih, Te-Li Chen, Chorng-Kuang How, Ya-Sung Yang, Yi-Tzu Lee
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen worldwide. Its role in community-acquired infection remains controversial and has rarely been reported. METHODS: Patients with monobacterial bloodstream infections caused by genomic species identified A. baumannii, admitted to Taipei Veterans General Hospital between 1999 and 2010, were selected as cases. Controls were defined as patients acquiring infection in a healthcare setting and were matched for age and sex...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701223/low-dose-immunoglobulin-g-is-not-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Yusuke Iizuka, Masamitsu Sanui, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Mineji Hayakawa, Shinjiro Saito, Shigehiko Uchino, Kazuma Yamakawa, Daisuke Kudo, Kohei Takimoto, Toshihiko Mayumi, Takeo Azuhata, Fumihito Ito, Shodai Yoshihiro, Katsura Hayakawa, Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Takayuki Ogura, Eiichiro Noda, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Ryosuke Sekine, Yoshiaki Yoshikawa, Motohiro Sekino, Keiko Ueno, Yuko Okuda, Masayuki Watanabe, Akihito Tampo, Nobuyuki Saito, Yuya Kitai, Hiroki Takahashi, Iwao Kobayashi, Yutaka Kondo, Wataru Matsunaga, Sho Nachi, Toru Miike, Hiroshi Takahashi, Shuhei Takauji, Kensuke Umakoshi, Takafumi Todaka, Hiroshi Kodaira, Kohkichi Andoh, Takehiko Kasai, Yoshiaki Iwashita, Hideaki Arai, Masato Murata, Masahiro Yamane, Kazuhiro Shiga, Naoto Hori
BACKGROUND: The administration of low-dose intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIgG) (5 g/day for 3 days; approximate total 0.3 g/kg) is widely used as an adjunctive treatment for patients with sepsis in Japan, but its efficacy in the reduction of mortality has not been evaluated. We investigated whether the administration of low-dose IVIgG is associated with clinically important outcomes including intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: This is a post-hoc subgroup analysis of data from a retrospective cohort study, the Japan Septic Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (JSEPTIC DIC) study...
July 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698265/risk-factors-for-noninvasive-ventilation-failure-in-critically-ill-subjects-with-confirmed-influenza-infection
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Alejandro Rodríguez, Cristina Ferri, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Emili Díaz, Joan R Masclans, Federico Gordo, Jordi Sole-Violán, María Bodí, Francesc X Avilés-Jurado, Sandra Trefler, Monica Magret, Gerard Moreno, Luis F Reyes, Judith Marin-Corral, Juan C Yebenes, Andres Esteban, Antonio Anzueto, Stefano Aliberti, Marcos I Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Despite wide use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in several clinical settings, the beneficial effects of NIV in patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to influenza infection remain controversial. The aim of this study was to identify the profile of patients with risk factors for NIV failure using chi-square automatic interaction detection (CHAID) analysis and to determine whether NIV failure is associated with ICU mortality. METHODS: This work was a secondary analysis from prospective and observational multi-center analysis in critically ill subjects admitted to the ICU with ARF due to influenza infection requiring mechanical ventilation...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694568/the-role-of-routine-measurement-of-intra-abdominal-pressure-in-preventing-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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G Raghavendra Prasad, J V Subba Rao, Amtul Aziz, T M Rashmi
INTRODUCTION: Abdomen, a closed compartment, is prone to raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in the postoperative period. After a critical value of ≥ 15 cm of water, IAP produces abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). ACS leads to reduced venous return, reduced cardiac output, and domino effect of organ dysfunction, leading to death. Hence, it is the need of hour to monitor IAP to pick up intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and ACS. This routine facilitates early institution of treatment measures...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684377/a-comparison-of-the-intracerebral-hemorrhage-score-and-the-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-ii-score-for-30-day-mortality-prediction-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Koushik Pan, Ajay Panwar, Ujjawal Roy, Bidyut K Das
BACKGROUND: The intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) score is well established as a reliable prognostic score in ICH, whereas recently, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) has been observed to have a better discrimination in predicting mortality in primary pontine hemorrhage. Further, physiological parameters of APACHE II have been associated with outcome in ICH. This study is the first to observe a direct comparison between APACHE II and ICH scores in predicting 30-day mortality in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682990/elevated-serum-triglycerides-in-the-prognostic-assessment-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Qian Wang, Gang Wang, Zhaoyan Qiu, Xianli He, Chaoxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia has been positively associated with the risk of acute pancreatitis (AP), but whether increased triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with the severity of AP remains unknown. To this, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of elevated serum TG on the prognosis of AP. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library to identify all eligible studies (up to September 2016). We pooled the odds ratios (ORs) or standardized mean difference from individual studies using a random-effects model to investigate associations between levels of TG and the prognosis of AP...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682944/a-simplified-mortality-score-using-delta-neutrophil-index-and-the-thrombotic-microangiopathy-score-for-prognostication-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Eun Kyong Goag, Jong Wook Lee, Yun Ho Roh, Ah Young Leem, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the prognostic value of a simplified mortality score (SMS) using the delta neutrophil index (DNI) and thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) score, both easily obtained from the complete blood count, to identify critically ill patients at high risk of death. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in the medical ICU at Yonsei University College of Medicine from June 2015 to February 2016. The primary end-point was 28-day all-cause mortality...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680588/incidence-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-nosocomial-enterococcus-spp-bloodstream-infections-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-beijing-china-a-four-year-retrospective-study
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Yangyang Zhang, Mingmei Du, Yan Chang, Liang-An Chen, Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus spp. are the common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) with high morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to characterize the incidence, clinical and microbiological features, and mortality of nosocomial enterococcal BSIs at a large Chinese tertiary-care hospital in Beijing, China. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study on adult patients with nosocomial BSIs due to Enterococcus spp. was performed between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2015 at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678546/mortality-prediction-using-serum-biomarkers-and-various-clinical-risk-scales-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
#19
Min Woo Kim, Jee Yong Lim, Sang Hoon Oh
We evaluated the predictive value of serum biomarkers and various clinical risk scales for the 28-day mortality of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Serum biomarkers including procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were evaluated in the emergency department. Scores for the pneumonia severity index (PSI); CURB65 (confusion, urea, respiration, blood pressure; age >65 years); Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines for severe CAP; Acute Physiology, Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II; Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA); and quick SOFA (qSOFA) were calculated...
July 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674715/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-is-an-excellent-predictor-of-mortality-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Haifa M Algethamy, Fatma I Albeladi
OBJECTIVES: To assess urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) level as a potential predictor of acute kidney injury (AKI), and both intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: Patients presenting to our ICU with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) less than 90 mmHg or mean arterial pressure (MAP) less than 65 mmHg, and no prior kidney disease were followed prospectively. Baseline data were collected on patient demographics, admission diagnosis, APACHE II and SOFA scores, SBP, MAP, serum creatinine and cystatin C, and uNGAL...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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