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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941358/rates-of-vaccination-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-cochlear-implant-patients
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Anna Piotrowska, Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Henryk Skarżyński
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae can cause life-threatening illness, with invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) like meningitis, sepsis, bacteremic pneumonia, and bacteremia being major causes of morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown that patients who have had a cochlear implant, particularly children, have an increased risk of bacterial (pneumococcal) meningitis. Vaccination in patients with cochlear implants is important and recommended universally. The World Health Organization recommends the use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in all countries and considers their use to be a priority in all national immunization programs...
September 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936735/dual-behavior-of-exosomes-in-septic-cardiomyopathy
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Valter Vinícius Silva Monteiro, Jordano Ferreira Reis, Rafaelli de Souza Gomes, Kely Campos Navegantes, Marta Chagas Monteiro
Sepsis is one of the main causes of ICU hospitalization worldwide, with a high mortality rate, and is associated with a large number of comorbidities. One of the main comorbidities associated with sepsis is septic cardiomyopathy. This process occurs mainly due to mechanisms of damage in the cardiovascular system that will lead to changes in cardiovascular physiology, such as decreased Ca(2+) response, mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased β-adrenergic receptor response. Within this process the exosomes play an important role in the pathophysiology of this disease, in which the exosomal content is related to mechanisms that will trigger its development...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934705/vitamin-c-the-next-step-in-sepsis-management
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REVIEW
J Teng, A Pourmand, M Mazer-Amirshahi
Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition, affecting approximately 26 million people worldwide every year. The disease is a continuum, marked by dysregulated inflammation and hemodynamic instability leading to shock, multi-system organ dysfunction, and death. Over the past decades, there has been a focus on the early identification and treatment of sepsis primarily with bundled and goal directed therapy. Despite these advances, morbidity and mortality has remained high, prompting investigation into novel therapies...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932731/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-refractory-septic-shock-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
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Kyo Won Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Nuri Lee, Gyu-Seong Choi, Yang Hyun Cho, Jong Man Kim, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jae-Won Joh
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the outcome of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in liver transplantation (LT) recipients with refractory septic shock and predict the prognosis of those cases. METHODS: From February 2005 to October 2012, ECMO was used in 8 cases of refractory septic shock. Laboratory values including lactate and total bilirubin level just before starting ECMO were obtained and sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACH) II score and simplified acute physiology score (SAPS) 3 were calculated...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919614/use-of-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-apache-ii-and-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-for-assessment-of-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-in-icu
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A Q Huda, M R Karim, M A Mahmud, M S Islam, M F Haque, M R Islam, M A Hossain
Critically ill patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) need highest level of monitoring, intense nursing care and integrated management which are very expensive and consume significant part of hospital resources. Prediction of outcome from disease has become an essential component of health science. So, various scoring systems have been developed to predict outcome of critically ill patients in ICU. There is no perfect model of severity score to predict ICU mortality. Search for new system is still remaining as continuous efforts to find the best model to get accurate information about the prognosis and outcome of critically ill patients...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916121/controversies-in-corticosteroid-use-for-sepsis
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Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are potentially deadly conditions managed in the emergency department (ED). Management centers on source control, fluid resuscitation, broad-spectrum antimicrobials, and vasopressors as needed. The use of corticosteroids is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence behind corticosteroid therapy in patients with septic shock. DISCUSSION: Septic shock is associated with severe mortality and morbidity...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912856/blood-purification-treatment-initiated-at-the-time-of-sepsis-diagnosis-effectively-attenuates-serum-hmgb1-upregulation-and-improves-patient-prognosis
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Shixiang Zheng, Qinyong Weng, Wenwei Wu, Guohua Ding
The aim of the present study was to investigate the increase in serum and urine levels of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) during sepsis and the effect of blood purification treatments on HMGB1 levels and patient prognosis. A total of 40 intensive care patients with sepsis were randomly assigned to different groups (n=10 per group): A control group (sepsis group), a continuous renal replacement treatment (CRRT) group, a hemoperfusion (HP) group and an HP+CRRT group. The blood purification treatments using HP and/or CRRT were performed immediately after the diagnosis of sepsis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902933/prototype-of-a-computerized-scale-for-the-active-search-for-potential-organ-donors
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Érika Fernanda Dos Santos Bezerra Ludwig, Marta Cristiane Alves Pereira, Yolanda Dora Évora Martinez, Karina Dal Sasso Mendes, Mariana Angela Rossaneis
Objective: to develop a prototype of a computerized scale for the active search for potential organ and tissue donors. Method: methodological study, with the analysis of 377 electronic medical records of patients who died due to encephalic death or cardiorespiratory arrest in the intensive care units of a tertiary hospital. Among the deaths due to cardiorespiratory arrest, the study aimed to identify factors indicating underreported encephalic death cases. The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and Sepsis Related Organ Failure Assessment severity indexes were applied in the protocols...
September 12, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892906/changes-in-haematological-parameters-in-newborns-born-to-preeclamptic-mothers-a-case-control-study-in-a-rural-hospital
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Kalavakuru Mouna, Shilpa Manigatta Doddagowda, Krishnappa Junjegowda, Latha Krishnamurthy
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a physiological phenomenon. However, some women develop problems during pregnancy period, which puts both the mother's and the foetus health at risk. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the type of the maternal diseases that can cause the most detrimental effects to the mother and foetus. AIMS: To determine the haematological parameters in neonates born to preeclamptic mothers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective case control study carried out on neonates born to preeclamptic mothers in our institute from March 2016 to November 2016...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888058/increased-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-1-in-regulatory-t-cells-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-observational-clinical-study
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Qiang Liu, Le An, Zhijiang Qi, Yongzhen Zhao, Chunsheng Li
While regulatory T-cells (Tregs) constitutively express programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), the role of PD-1 expression in Tregs of patients with sepsis remains unclear. Thus, we determined PD-1 expression in Tregs from the peripheral blood of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock Seventy-eight patients with severe sepsis and 40 with septic shock, as well as 21 healthy subjects, were enrolled in this study. The percentage of peripheral blood PD-1+ Tregs, as well as absolute Treg counts, were compared between these 3 groups...
September 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876598/spectrum-of-disease-and-outcome-of-primary-amputation-for-diabetic-foot-sepsis
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S Cheddie, C Manneh, H Zulu
BACKGROUND: Guillotine amputation for diabetic foot sepsis followed by an elective refashioning of the stump is regarded as standard practice. Primary amputation is associated with higher reamputation rates. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of 85 patients who underwent surgery for diabetic foot sepsis from 2014 to 2016 at Madadeni Provincial Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal was done. Ethical approval was granted. The Wagner classification (Wag) was used to classify disease severity...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876574/holding-the-torch-up-high-a-medical-historical-evaluation-of-surgical-advances-during-the-great-war-1914-1918-in-memory-of-those-that-served-and-fell
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G Scharf
"How wide and varied is the experience of the battlefield and how fertile the blood of warriors in raising good surgeons" Sir Clifford Allbutt (1898). With these sentiments of the medical lessons learned in war and conflict, with the background of the poem of "In Flanders Field", written by a doctor who had South African War connections, reasons (the Somme and third Ypres battles) will be given that this was indeed a "GREAT WAR" as the world history, weapons, strategy, tactics and wounding patterns had changed dramatically...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868069/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-as-a-predictor-of-acute-kidney-injury-severe-kidney-injury-and-the-need-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Fatma I Albeladi, Haifa M Algethamy
BACKGROUND: Recent attempts were made to identify early indicators of acute kidney injury (AKI) in order to accelerate treatment and hopefully improve outcomes. This study aims to assess the value of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) as a predictor of AKI, severe AKI, and the need for renal replacement therapy (RRT). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study and included adults admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH), between May 2012 and June 2013, who had at least 1 major risk factor for AKI...
May 2017: Nephron Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863283/the-role-of-propionic-acid-at-diagnosis-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Jie Weng, He Wu, Zhe Xu, Haitao Xi, Chan Chen, Daqing Chen, Yuqiang Gong, Ying Hua, Zhiyi Wang
PURPOSE: This study aims to assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of propionic acid in patients with septic shock on a medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Serum propionic acid and clinical common cytokines levels were measured within 24h after the diagnosis of sepsis, and the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and Mortality were recorded in ICU. A 28-day and 90-day follow-up was performed for all patients...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852333/perioperative-considerations-when-treating-isolated-periprosthetic-distal-femur-fractures
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Michael S Reich, Mindy Duong, Mary A Breslin, Mai P Nguyen, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic distal femur (PPDF) fractures occur most frequently via low energy mechanisms in elderly patients. This population is often frail and ill-suited to the physiologic burden of trauma and surgery. Here, we describe the perioperative and early hospital course for patients with PPDF fractures, and identify risk factors for poor outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with isolated PPDF fractures from 2005 - 2015 were treated operatively at a Level I trauma center...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846501/rapid-source-control-laparotomy-is-there-a-mortality-benefit
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James Vogler, Laura Bagwell, Leslie Hart, Sharon Holmes, Jason Sciaretta, John Mihran Davis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the influence rapid source-control laparotomy (RSCL) has on the mortality rate in non-trauma patients with intra-abdominal infection. The hypothesis was that RSCL reduces deaths and hospital lengths of stay (LOS) in patients compared with definitive repair and primary fascial closure (PFC). METHODS: The International Classification of Diseases-10 codes for sepsis, gastric and duodenal ulcer perforation or hemorrhage, incisional or ventral hernia with obstruction, intestinal volvulus, ileus with obstruction, diverticulitis with perforation or abscess, vascular disorder of intestine, non-traumatic intestinal perforation, peritoneal abscess, and unspecified peritonitis were used to query the 2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) database for all patients treated with either RSCL or PFC...
August 28, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845902/persistence-of-delirium-after-cessation-of-sedatives-and-analgesics-and-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients
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Michael T Kenes, Joanna L Stollings, Li Wang, Timothy D Girard, E Wesley Ely, Pratik P Pandharipande
STUDY OBJECTIVE: As delirium is a common manifestation in critically ill patients and is associated with worse clinical outcomes, we sought to characterize the reversibility of delirium after discontinuation of sedation and to determine whether sedation-associated delirium that rapidly reverses impacts clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Post hoc subgroup analysis of prospectively collected data from a previously published study. PATIENTS: Seventy adults admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) between March and July 2012 who required mechanical ventilation with continuous analgesia and/or sedation and underwent a spontaneous awakening trial (SAT)...
August 28, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841455/cardiovascular-dysfunction-in-sepsis-at-the-dawn-of-emerging-mediators
#18
REVIEW
Consolato Sergi, Fan Shen, David W Lim, Weiyong Liu, Mingyong Zhang, Brian Chiu, Vijay Anand, Ziyong Sun
Subcellular dysfunction and impaired metabolism derived from the complex interaction of cytokines and mediators with cellular involvement are on the basis of the cardiovascular response to sepsis. The lethal consequences of an infection are intimately related to its ability to spread to other organ sites and the immune system of the host. About one century ago, William Osler (1849-1919), a Canadian physician, remarkably defined the sequelae of the host response in sepsis: "except on few occasions, the patient appears to die from the body's response to infection rather than from it...
August 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816920/similar-metabolic-innate-immunity-and-adipokine-profiles-in-adult-and-pediatric-sepsis-versus-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Theonymfi Tavladaki, Anna Maria Spanaki, Helen Dimitriou, Efmorfia Kondili, Christianna Choulaki, Dimitris Georgopoulos, George Briassoulis
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the septic profiles of heat shock protein 72, heat shock protein 90α, resistin, adiponectin, oxygen consumption, CO2 production, energy expenditure, and metabolic pattern, along with illness severity, nutritional, and inflammatory indices, differ between adult and pediatric patients compared with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and healthy controls. To evaluate whether these biomolecules may discriminate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult and pediatric patients...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815849/molecular-aspects-of-uterine-diseases-in-dogs
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REVIEW
R Hagman
Uterine diseases are common in dogs, particularly in countries where elective spaying is not usually performed. The associated clinical illnesses may be of varying degree ranging from merely decreased fertility to a critical pyometra requiring intensive care to survive. The diagnosis of some uterine diseases is generally uncomplicated, such as in a classic pyometra presenting with enlarged, fluid-filled uterus, purulent vaginal discharge and characteristic signs of illness or in other disorders associated with uterine enlargement...
August 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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