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Lauren Elizabeth Faricy, Gwynne Church
Outcomes for invasive mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to treat acute respiratory failure in patients with mild cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease are not known. We present a case of the successful use of ECMO to treat acute respiratory failure secondary to staphylococcal sepsis in an adolescent CF patient with previously normal lung function. Her post-ECMO course was notable for severe airflow obstruction, hypoxemia, deconditioning, and growth failure. She had significantly improved at six months follow-up, though she continued to have moderate airflow obstruction on pulmonary function testing...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Diego Orbegozo, Lokmane Rahmania, Marian Irazabal, Manuel Mendoza, Filippo Annoni, Daniel De Backer, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Louis Vincent
BACKGROUND: Plasma concentrations of endocan, a proteoglycan preferentially expressed in the pulmonary vasculature, may represent a biomarker of lung (dys)function. We sought to determine whether the measurement of plasma endocan levels early in the course of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) could help predict risk of death or of prolonged ventilation. METHODS: All patients present in the department of intensive care during a 150-day period were screened for ARDS (using the Berlin definition)...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Adriano Medina Matos, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Mauro Martins Lippi, Rodrigo Ryoji Takatani, Wilson de Oliveira
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by diffuse inflammatory lung injury and is classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Clinically, hypoxemia, bilateral opacities in lung images, and decreased pulmonary compliance are observed. Sepsis is one of the most prevalent causes of this condition (30 - 50%). Among the direct causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome, chlorine inhalation is an uncommon cause, generating mucosal and airway irritation in most cases. We present a case of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after accidental inhalation of chlorine in a swimming pool, with noninvasive ventilation used as a treatment with good response in this case...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Michael Schweigert, Norbert Solymosi, Attila Dubecz, Joseph John, Doug West, Paul Leonhard Boenisch, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Carlos F Giraldo Ospina, Ana Beatriz Almeida, Helmut Witzigmann, Hubert J Stein
Background  Surgery for lung abscess is a challenging task. Timing and indications for surgery are not well established. Identification of predictors of outcome could help to clarify the role of surgery. Methods  Patients who underwent major thoracic surgery for infectious lung abscess were identified at six centers for general thoracic surgery in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Study period was 2000 to 2016. Results  There were 91 patients. Pulmonary sepsis (48), pleural empyema (43), persistent air leakage (25), acute renal failure (12), and respiratory failure with mechanical ventilation (25) were already preoperatively present...
October 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Janko Vlaović, Gorazd Voga
A 72-year-old patient was admitted to the medical intensive care unit due to a right-sided, hospital-acquired pneumonia and septic shock with respiratory failure and deterioration of chronic renal failure. During hospitalization the patient required hemodynamic support with norepinephrine and dobutamine, mechanical ventilation and hemodialysis. The patient suffered a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and received dual antiplatelet therapy. After 14 days an acute intrapulmonary infiltrate of unknown origin developed, accompanied by fever and a significant increase of the C‑reactive protein (CRP) level...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Smruti B Vaishnav, Bhalendu Vaishnav, Kailas N Desai, Nitin S Raithatha, Neeta S Bose
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of studies on the clinical profile and therapeutic aspects of critically ill obstetric patients from rural areas, especially those requiring tertiary care support and ventilator therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the aetiological, clinical, interventional and outcome-related factors of obstetric patients requiring mechanical ventilation in western India. We analysed factors that influence seeking of antenatal care, pregnancy and its complications, severity assessment score, indications and initiation of mechanical ventilation, multiorgan failure and their correlation with maternal mortality...
March 2016: National Medical Journal of India
Elisa Estenssoro, Arnaldo Dubin
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute respiratory failure produced by an inflammatory edema secondary to increased lung capillary permeability. This causes alveolar flooding and subsequently deep hypoxemia, with intrapulmonary shunt as its most important underlying mechanism. Characteristically, this alteration is unresponsive to high FIO2 and only reverses with end-expiratory positive pressure (PEEP). Pulmonary infiltrates on CXR and CT are the hallmark, together with decreased lung compliance...
2016: Medicina
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Léa Fialkow, Maurício Farenzena, Iuri Christmann Wawrzeniak, Janete Salles Brauner, Sílvia Regina Rios Vieira, Alvaro Vigo, Mary Clarisse Bozzetti
OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics, the frequency and the mortality rates of patients needing mechanical ventilation and to identify the risk factors associated with mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a general university hospital in southern Brazil. METHOD: Prospective cohort study in patients admitted to the ICU who needed mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours between March 2004 and April 2007. RESULTS: A total of 1,115 patients admitted to the ICU needed mechanical ventilation...
March 2016: Clinics
A Vieillard-Baron, M Matthay, J L Teboul, T Bein, M Schultz, S Magder, J J Marini
RATIONALE: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is frequently associated with hemodynamic instability which appears as the main factor associated with mortality. Shock is driven by pulmonary hypertension, deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation (MV) on right ventricular (RV) function, and associated-sepsis. Hemodynamic effects of ventilation are due to changes in pleural pressure (Ppl) and changes in transpulmonary pressure (TP). TP affects RV afterload, whereas changes in Ppl affect venous return...
May 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
J N Gonzales, R Lucas, A D Verin
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung inflammatory disorder with a 30-50% mortality. Sepsis and pneumonia are the leading causes of ARDS. On the cellular level there is pulmonary capillary endothelial cell permeability and fluid leakage into the pulmonary parenchyma, followed by neutrophils, cytokines and an acute inflammatory response. When fluid increases in the interstitium then the outward movement continues and protein rich fluid floods the alveolar spaces through the tight junctions of the epithelial cells...
June 4, 2015: Austin Journal of Vascular Medicine
Philip Toner, Danny Francis McAuley, Murali Shyamsundar
Sepsis is a common condition that is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and health-care cost. Pulmonary and non-pulmonary sepsis are common causes of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mortality from ARDS remains high despite protective lung ventilation, and currently there are no specific pharmacotherapies to treat sepsis or ARDS. Sepsis and ARDS are characterised by activation of the inflammatory cascade. Although there is much focus on the study of the dysregulated inflammation and its suppression, the associated activation of the haemostatic system has been largely ignored until recently...
October 23, 2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Chien-Ho Tsai, Yi-Chun Lai, Shih-Chieh Chang, Cheng-Yu Chang, Wei-Shu Wang, Mei-Kang Yuan
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with decortication is a major treatment for thoracic empyema in the fibropurulent stage. Compared to open thoracotomy, VATS decortication has similar efficacy but fewer postoperative complications in the treatment of thoracic empyema. The role of VATS decortication in the elderly had rarely been investigated. METHODS: From January 2006 to August 2011, we retrospectively enrolled 33 patients older than 65 years diagnosed as thoracic empyema and treated with VATS decortication...
January 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Erika P Plata-Menchaca, V M De la Puente-Diaz de Leon, Adriana G Peña-Romero, Eduardo Rivero-Sigarroa
Introduction. Pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to disseminated strongyloidiasis is an unusual, well-recognized entity in immunocompromised patients with autoimmune disease, which is associated with the hyperinfection syndrome, sepsis, and a high mortality rate. Case Presentation. We present a case of a 44-year-old Mexican woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and acute bacterial meningitis who developed pulmonary hemorrhage with acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, treated with broad spectrum systemic antibiotics and high dose methylprednisolone, who subsequently developed a characteristic purpuric skin eruption and septic shock and died two days later of refractory hypoxemia caused by massive pulmonary bleeding...
2015: Case Reports in Critical Care
Erik K Hartmann, Alexander Ziebart, Rainer Thomas, Tanghua Liu, Arno Schad, Martha Tews, Bernd Moosmann, Jens Kamuf, Bastian Duenges, Serge C Thal, Matthias David
BACKGROUND: The lectin-like domain of TNF-α can be mimicked by synthetic TIP peptides and represents an innovative pharmacologic option to treat edematous respiratory failure. TIP inhalation was shown to reduce pulmonary edema and improve gas exchange. In addition to its edema resolution effect, TIP peptides may exert some anti-inflammatory properties. The present study therefore investigates the influence of the inhaled TIP peptide AP318 on intrapulmonary inflammatory response in a porcine model of systemic sepsis...
2015: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Erik K Hartmann, Alexander Ziebart, Rainer Thomas, Tanghua Liu, Arno Schad, Martha Tews, Bernd Moosmann, Jens Kamuf, Bastian Duenges, Serge C Thal, Matthias David
BACKGROUND: The lectin-like domain of TNF-α can be mimicked by synthetic TIP peptides and represents an innovative pharmacologic option to treat edematous respiratory failure. TIP inhalation was shown to reduce pulmonary edema and improve gas exchange. In addition to its edema resolution effect, TIP peptides may exert some anti-inflammatory properties. The present study therefore investigates the influence of the inhaled TIP peptide AP318 on intrapulmonary inflammatory response in a porcine model of systemic sepsis...
December 2015: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Tomoyuki Endo, Shigeki Kushimoto, Satoshi Yamanouchi, Teruo Sakamoto, Hiroyasu Ishikura, Yasuhide Kitazawa, Yasuhiko Taira, Kazuo Okuchi, Takashi Tagami, Akihiro Watanabe, Junko Yamaguchi, Kazuhide Yoshikawa, Manabu Sugita, Yoichi Kase, Takashi Kanemura, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yuuichi Kuroki, Hiroo Izumino, Hiroshi Rinka, Ryutarou Seo, Makoto Takatori, Tadashi Kaneko, Toshiaki Nakamura, Takayuki Irahara, Nobuyuki Saito
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe sepsis, depression of cardiac performance is common and is often associated with left ventricular (LV) dilatation to maintain stroke volume. Although it is essential to optimize cardiac preload to maintain tissue perfusion in patients with severe sepsis, the optimal preload remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the reliability of global end-diastolic volume index (GEDI) as a parameter of cardiac preload in the early phase of severe sepsis. METHODS: Ninety-three mechanically ventilated patients with acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to sepsis were enrolled for subgroup analysis in a multicenter, prospective, observational study...
2013: Journal of Intensive Care
Carmen Pizarro, Dirk Skowasch, Georg Nickenig, Daniel Thomas, Marcel Kaminski
History and clinical findings | A 57-year-old woman with a history of emphysematous COPD GOLD D and homozygotic alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency presented with aggravated dyspnoea, presyncope and left thoracic chest pain. 12 years previously Stanford type B dissection had been conservatively treated. Examinations | Chest radiograph revealed extended infiltrates of the left lower lobe. Seen together with elevated inflammatory values and the patient´s hemodynamic instability it pointed at a pneumonia-driven septic shock...
January 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Nadir Yehya, Yi Xin, Yousi Oquendo, Maurizio Cereda, Rahim R Rizi, Susan S Margulies
Sepsis is a leading cause of respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, but the interaction between sepsis and ventilation is unclear. While prior studies demonstrated a priming role with endotoxin, actual septic animal models have yielded conflicting results regarding the role of preceding sepsis on development of subsequent ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Using a rat cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis and subsequent injurious ventilation, we sought to determine if sepsis affects development of VILI...
March 1, 2015: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
K M Lebedinskiĭ, D A Artiukov, M V Borisov, T A Gromova, O A Slivin
The article deals with a case of conventional mechanical ventilation in 75 y.o. woman with the background of uncompensated diabetes mellitus, suffering from bilateral pneumonia with predominantly left-sided lesion and severe sepsis. The conventional mechanical ventilation with high pressure levels led to arterial hypoxemia with P/F ratio 52. Independent lung ventilation immediately increased oxygenation up to P/F ratio 225 and evidently improved left lung aeration. The case demonstrates that while applying high pressures to open alveoli, we could not only provoke ventilator-induced lung injury and low cardiac output, but also "squeeze out" pulmonary perfusion from ventilated areas to non-ventilated ones with less intraalveolar pressure levels...
July 2014: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
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