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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108420/neutrophil-derived-microparticles-increase-mortality-and-the-counter-inflammatory-response-in-a-murine-model-of-sepsis
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Bobby L Johnson, Emily F Midura, Priya S Prakash, Teresa C Rice, Natalia Kunz, Kathrin Kalies, Charles C Caldwell
Although advances in medical care have significantly improved sepsis survival, sepsis remains the leading cause of death in the ICU. This is likely due to a lack of complete understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms that lead to dysfunctional immunity. Neutrophil derived microparticles (NDMPs) have been shown to be the predominant microparticle present at infectious and inflamed foci in human models, however their effect on the immune response to inflammation and infection is sepsis has not been fully elucidated...
January 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108390/fatal-sepsis-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteroides-fragilis-harboring-a-cfia-gene-and-an-upstream-insertion-sequence-element-in-japan
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Itaru Nakamura, Kotaro Aoki, Yuri Miura, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Matsumoto
Here, we report a case of fatal sepsis resulting from an intra-abdominal infection caused by a Bacteroides fragilis strain containing a CfiA4 metallo-β-lactamase and an upstream insertion sequence (IS) element. Meropenem was used as empiric therapy for septic shock as a result of the intra-abdominal infection, although two rounds of carbapenem treatment had been administered previously. B. fragilis was isolated from two anaerobic blood culture bottles 4 days after the onset of septic shock. Susceptibility testing revealed that the isolate was non-susceptible to all tested agents except metronidazole and tigecycline...
January 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107224/abdominal-sepsis
#3
Quirine J J Boldingh, Fleur E E de Vries, Marja A Boermeester
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the recent evidence on the treatment of abdominal sepsis with a specific emphasis on the surgical treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: A multitude of surgical approaches towards abdominal sepsis are practised. Recent evidence shows that immediate closure of the abdomen has a better outcome. A short course of antibiotics has a similar effect as a long course of antibiotics in patients with intra-abdominal infection without severe sepsis. SUMMARY: Management of abdominal sepsis requires a multidisciplinary approach...
January 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099974/temporary-vacuum-assisted-closure-of-the-open-abdomen-in-neonates
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Kengo Hattori, Alp Numanoglu, Sharon Cox
Introduction The need for open abdomen in the treatment of severely ill neonates will increase in time as more complex abdominal procedures are undertaken. However, the experience of temporary closure of an open abdomen using vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system is still relatively limited in premature and term neonates. The aim of this study is to describe and review our experience in the use of temporary VAC of the open abdomen for neonates with varying pathological processes. Materials and Methods A retrospective folder review of all neonates treated with VAC for open abdomen over the study period of 2010 to 2014 at our institution was performed...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096999/decreasing-skeletal-muscle-as-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Older patients account for the majority of patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine if decreased skeletal muscle mass is associated with outcomes in elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients (60 years and older) who were admitted to a tertiary medical center intensive care unit with a primary diagnosis of sepsis between January 2012 and February 2016 were included. Patients who had not undergone abdominal computed tomography on the day of admission, had cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, or had iliopsoas abscess were excluded from the analyses...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093134/management-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-expert-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of-the-aga-institute
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Sahil Khanna, Andrea Shin, Ciarán P Kelly
The purpose of this expert review is to synthesize the existing evidence on the management of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with underlying inflammatory bowel disease. The evidence reviewed in this article is a summation of relevant scientific publications, expert opinion statements, and current practice guidelines. This review is a summary of expert opinion in the field without a formal systematic review of evidence. Best Practice Advice 1: Clinicians should test patients who present with a flare of underlying inflammatory bowel disease for Clostridium difficile infection...
February 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079612/thrombopoietin-as-early-biomarker-of-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Enrico Lupia, Luca Pigozzi, Emanuele Pivetta, Ornella Bosco, Barbara Vizio, Maria Loiacono, Manuela Lucchiari, Stefania Battista, Fulvio Morello, Corrado Moiraghi, Giulio Mengozzi, Giuseppe Montrucchio
OBJECTIVES: To study the concentrations of thrombopoietin (TPO), a growth factor recently involved in the pathogenesis of experimental acute pancreatitis (AP), and its potential role as an early diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in patients with AP. METHODS: Thrombopoietin was measured in 44 AP patients, 18 patients with nonpancreatic acute abdominal pain, and 18 healthy volunteers. Acute pancreatitis severity was classified on the basis of the 2012 International Atlanta Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis criteria...
February 2017: Pancreas
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/28078172/gastric-rupture-in-pregnancy-case-series-from-a-tertiary-institution-in-rwanda-and-review-of-the-literature
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David Ntirushwa, Stephen Rulisa, Febronie Muhorakeye, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Theogene Rurangwa, Maria Small
Background Gastric rupture is a rare, life-threatening condition during pregnancy. Case study We present three cases of gastric perforation during pregnancy and the puerperium. The first patient presented with gastric perforation 4 days following an uncomplicated cesarean delivery for obstetric indications. She initially complained of epigastric pain; however, those symptoms resolved. She later demonstrated worsening abdominal distension, intra-abdominal free fluid, and signs of peritonitis. At laparotomy, an ascariasis-associated gastric rupture was diagnosed...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076507/effects-of-cococonut-water-and-simvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-sepsis-and-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
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Vanessa de Fátima Lima Paiva Medeiros, Ítalo Medeiros Azevedo, Marília Daniela Ferreira Carvalho, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa Egito, Aldo Cunha Medeiros
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of modified coconut water as fluid of resuscitation combined with simvastatin in hemorrhagic shock and sepsis model in rats. METHODS: Four groups of Wistar rats with hemorrhagic shock and abdominal sepsis were studied (n=8/group). Rats were bled and maintained at a mean blood pressure 35mmHg for 60min. They were then resuscitated with: 1) saline 0.9%; 2) coconut water+3% NaCl; 3) coconut water+NaCl 3%+simvastatin microemulsion (10 mg/kg i...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069783/secondary-asplenia-as-a-complication-of-severe-meningococcal-sepsis
#11
Lourdes Castillo-Campos, Luis Bachiller-Carnicero, María José Megía-Sevilla, María Isabel González-Tomé
We report the case of an 11-month-old infant who had a medical history of meningococcal septicaemia 6 months prior to this admission and presented to hospital with an episode of fever due to Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteraemia. During this second admission, an abdominal ultrasound scan revealed secondary asplenia.
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069781/acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-associated-with-abdominal-paracentesis
#12
Michael Patrick Turner, Sophie Arndtz, George MacFaul
A 61-year-old man presented with accumulation of ascites secondary to alcoholic liver disease. He had an ascitic drain sited and 24 hours later he developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO). This is a rare condition previously associated with major surgery and severe sepsis. The patient did well with conservative management, and avoided the need for endoscopic decompression or surgical intervention. We believe that this is the first report of ACPO secondary to abdominal paracentesis.
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058720/an-observational-study-of-community-acquired-severe-sepsis-comparing-intensive-care-and-non-intensive-care-patients
#13
S T Nygård, S Skrede, N Langeland, H K Flaatten
BACKGROUND: Most studies of sepsis are from intensive care units (ICUs). We aimed to investigate community-acquired severe sepsis in a broader population, in order to compare patients treated in or outside an ICU . METHODS: We performed a 1-year prospective observational study with enrollment of patients from three units; a general ICU, a combined ICU/non-ICU and a medical ward with limited surveillance facilities. Hospital survivors were followed up for 5 years...
January 6, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051043/experience-with-neonatal-hydrometrocolpos-in-the-niger-delta-area-of-nigeria-upsurge-or-increased-recognition
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Philemon Ekemenye Okoro, C Obiorah, C E Enyindah
BACKGROUND: Hydrometrocolpos (HMC) is a clinical condition in which there is a cystic distension of the vagina (hydrocolpos), uterus and sometimes, fallopian tubes (hydrosalpinx) with fluid. This study described our experience with cases of HMC seen in our practice, and highlighted the flare in our practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of cases of HMC managed at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital between September 2010 and August 2012...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049113/update-on-pediatric-overuse
#15
Eric R Coon, Paul C Young, Ricardo A Quinonez, Daniel J Morgan, Sanket S Dhruva, Alan R Schroeder
As concerns over health care-related harms and costs continue to mount, efforts to identify and combat medical overuse are needed. Although much of the recent attention has focused on health care for adults, children are also harmed by overuse. Using a structured PubMed search and manual tables of contents review, we identified important articles on pediatric overuse published in 2015. These articles were evaluated according to the quality of the methods, the magnitude of clinical effect, and the number of patients potentially affected and were categorized into overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and overutilization...
January 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031673/conservative-treatment-of-an-infected-aortic-graft-with-antibiotic-irrigation
#16
M Akhtar, L Meecham, R Birkett, A D P Pherwani, J F Fairhead
Conservative management of an aortic graft infection is defined as "the nonresectional treatment of an aortic graft that has an established infection." Incidence of aortic graft infections is 0.5 to 5% and the estimated mortality rate from aortic graft infections ranges from 8 to 27%. We present the case of a 73-year-old male patient with an infected abdominal aortic graft following an emergency ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Postemergency repair, he developed ischemic colitis with sigmoid colon perforation leading to fecal peritonitis and secondary sepsis...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024211/conservative-approach-to-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-a-case-report
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G C Ginesu, M Barmina, M L Cossu, C F Feo, A Fancellu, F Addis, A Porcu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic Portal Venous Gas (HPVG), a rare condition in which gas accumulates in the portal venous circulation, is often associated with a significant underlying pathology, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, sepsis, intra-abdominal abscess, endoscopic procedures, mesenteric ischemia, abdominal trauma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we report a case of HPVG in an 82-year-old patient who underwent a left colectomy for stenosing tumor of the descending colon...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017813/association-between-state-medical-malpractice-environment-and-postoperative-outcomes-in-the-united-states
#18
Christina A Minami, Catherine R Sheils, Emily Pavey, Jeanette W Chung, Jonah J Stulberg, David D Odell, Anthony D Yang, David J Bentrem, Karl Y Bilimoria
BACKGROUND: The U.S. medical malpractice system assumes that the threat of liability should deter negligence but it is unclear whether malpractice environment impacts healthcare quality. We thus sought to explore the association between state malpractice environment and post-operative complication rates. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study included Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries undergoing one of the following surgeries in 2010: colorectal, lung, esophageal, or pancreatic resection, total knee arthroplasty, craniotomy, gastric bypass, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, or cystectomy...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013574/predictive-value-of-serum-albumin-level-for-the-prognosis-of-severe-sepsis-without-exogenous-human-albumin-administration
#19
Mei Yin, Lei Si, Weidong Qin, Chen Li, Jianning Zhang, Hongna Yang, Hui Han, Fan Zhang, Shifang Ding, Min Zhou, Dawei Wu, Xiaomei Chen, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of serum albumin levels in patients with sepsis has previously been reported; however, these studies have not excluded the potential confounding effect of exogenous albumin administration. In this study, we investigate the predictive value of serum albumin for the prognosis of severe sepsis without the interference of exogenous albumin administration. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted from April to November 2014 in the internal and surgical intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012333/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-from-previously-undiagnosed-lobular-breast-carcinoma-first-in-australian-literature
#20
Adam Thomas Cristaudo, Katherine Jing Zhu
INTRODUCTION: This case report is the first in the Australian literature of a patient, without prior diagnosis, presenting with a bowel obstruction secondary to lobular breast cancer. This highlights a relatively rare cause of bowel obstruction, but also the importance of breast self-examination as a compliment to the current BreastScreen Australia program. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department with a 48-h history of sharp, constant epigastric pain, vomiting and constipation...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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