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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640009/augmented-renal-clearance-using-population-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
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Sean N Avedissian, Erin Bradley, Diana Zhang, John S Bradley, Lama H Nazer, Tri M Tran, Austin Nguyen, Jennifer Le
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: 1) evaluate the prevalence of augmented renal clearance in critically ill pediatric patients using vancomycin clearance; 2) derive the pharmacokinetic model that best describes vancomycin clearance in critically ill pediatric patients; and 3) correlate vancomycin clearance with creatinine clearance estimated by modified Schwartz or Cockcroft-Gault. DESIGN: Retrospective, two-center, cohort study from 2003 to 2016...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628930/-rational-use-of-antibiotics-data-form-a-survey-from-2014-within-the-mrdo-network-compared-to-nationwide-data-from-2009
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Luba Lendowski, Peter Walger, Christoph Hoeser, Martin Exner, Claudia Roesing, Steffen Engelhart
Introduction To combat multi-resistant gram-negative bacteria as the cause of life-threatening infections, antibiotic stewardship activities are of great importance. Objective To detect weaknesses when prescribing antibiotics in hospitals and compare the situation between 2009 and 2014. Methods In 2014, a questionnaire was sent to all 380 physicians employed in 7 hospitals. Primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals were included. Investigated were: demographic data, position, certified specialization, presence of antibiotic prescription rules and behavior to follow them...
June 19, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620552/refractory-lactic-acidosis-in-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
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Daniel J Oh, Ellen Dinerman, Andrew H Matthews, Abraham W Aron, Katherine M Berg
BACKGROUND: Elevated lactate levels in critically ill patients are most often thought to be indicative of relative tissue hypoxia or type A lactic acidosis. Shock, severe anemia, and thromboembolic events can all cause elevated lactate due to tissue hypoperfusion, as well as the mitochondrial dysfunction thought to occur in sepsis and other critically ill states. Malignancy can also lead to elevation in lactate, a phenomenon described as type B lactic acidosis, which is much less commonly encountered in the critically ill...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618727/analysis-of-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-attacks-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#4
Ayşe But, Meltem Arzu Yetkin, Dilek Kanyilmaz, Halide Aslaner, Aliye Baştuğ, Adalet Aypak, Pınar Öngürü, Esragül Akinci, Nevzat Mehmet Mutlu, Hürrem Bodur
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics, the causative microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and the prognostic risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all the critically ill patients with VAP hospitalized in a medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU) between January 2010 and June 2015 were evaluated...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618388/simultaneous-determination-of-nine-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-in-human-plasma-by-an-ultrafast-hydrophilic-interaction-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Alan Abdulla, Soma Bahmany, Rixt A Wijma, Bart C H van der Nagel, Birgit C P Koch
Contemporary β-lactam antibiotic dosing is debatable in severely ill patients, since the occurrence of pathophysiological changes in critical illness can result in great inter-individual variability. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is a commonly used dosing strategy to optimize exposure and thereby minimize toxicity and maximize the efficacy. Currently, TDM of β-lactam antibiotics is rarely performed, due to poor availability in clinical practice. We describe an ultrafast Hydrophilic-Interaction Chromatography (HILIC) based UPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of amoxicillin, benzylpenicillin, cefotaxime, cefuroxime, ceftazidime, flucloxacillin, imipenem, meropenem and piperacillin in human plasma...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616359/bioactive-antimicrobial-peptides-as-therapeutics-for-corneal-wounds-and-infections
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REVIEW
Gina L Griffith, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, H Anne Pereira
Significance: More than 2 million eye injuries and infections occur each year in the United States that leave civilians and military members with reduced or complete vision loss due to the lack of effective therapeutics. Severe ocular injuries and infections occur in varied settings including the home, workplace, and battlefields. In this review, we discuss the potential of developing antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as therapeutics for the treatment of corneal wounds and infections for which the current treatment options are inadequate...
June 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614442/skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-study-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Luís Filipe Malheiro, Rita Magano, Alcina Ferreira, António Sarmento, Lurdes Santos
Objective: To identify factors that may influence outcomes in patients with severe skin and soft tissue infections in the intensive care unit. Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted in a cohort of 1,123 critically ill patients admitted to an intensive care unit with a primary or secondary diagnosis of severe skin and soft tissues infection between January 2006 and December 2014. Results: Thirty patients were included, 20 (66...
June 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602703/clinical-predictors-and-outcomes-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteraemia-in-a-regional-hospital-in-hong-kong
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M Y Man, H P Shum, Y H Chan, K C Chan, W W Yan, R A Lee, S K P Lau
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Multidrug resistance, especially extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production, in KP is endemic worldwide. Our study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with KP bacteraemia in critical care and general ward settings. METHODS: Adult patients admitted to a regional hospital in Hong Kong from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2016 (7.5 years) with KP bacteraemia were included...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584849/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-infections-results-from-a-retrospective-series-and-implications-for-the-design-of-prospective-clinical-trials
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Elizabeth L Alexander, Jeffery Loutit, Mario Tumbarello, Richard Wunderink, Tim Felton, George Daikos, Karen Fusaro, Dan White, Shu Zhang, Michael N Dudley
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant Gram negatives, such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), has resulted in a critical need for new antimicrobials. Most studies of new antimicrobials have been performed in patients with nondrug-resistant pathogens. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with CRE infections to inform the design of phase 3 clinical trials. METHODS: This was a retrospective study at 22 centers in 4 countries...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578550/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-the-role-of-emerging-diagnostic-technologies
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Marin H Kollef, Carey-Ann D Burnham
Antibiotic resistance has emerged as a key determinant of outcome in patients with serious infections along with the virulence of the underlying pathogen. Within the intensive care unit (ICU) setting, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection that is frequently caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing challenge in the care of critically ill patients. Escalating rates of antibiotic resistance add substantially to the morbidity, mortality, and cost related to infection in the ICU...
June 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578440/adherence-to-surviving-sepsis-guidelines-among-pediatric-intensivists-a-national-survey
#11
Farah C Thabet, Jihad N Zahraa, May S Chehab
To assess the compliance with the 2006 American College of Critical Care-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (ACCM-PALS) guidelines for sepsis management, and the 2012 surviving sepsis campaign (SSC), for the management of pediatric patients with sepsis and to identify the main barriers to adherence to these guidelines. Methods: In November 2015, a prospective cohort study in which a web based electronic survey using a case scenario to explore the usual management of a child with severe sepsis was designed and sent to all consultant pediatric intensivists practicing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
June 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572520/clinical-management-of-sepsis
#12
S M Lam, A Cw Lau, R Pk Lam, W W Yan
Sepsis is a common cause of hospital admission worldwide and contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. The definition of sepsis has evolved from the 1991 American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine definition based on the criteria of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, to the 2016 Sepsis-3 definition that incorporates the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score. The landmark trial on protocolised early goal-directed therapy was published in 2001, but three subsequent multicentre randomised controlled trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) in 2014-2015 did not confirm a survival benefit with protocolised care...
June 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558846/perioperative-antibiotics-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Vijay Anand, Angela Bates, Robin Featherstone, Srinivas Murthy
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections in pediatric cardiac surgery are an ongoing clinical challenge, with rates between 1 and 20%. Perioperative antibiotics remain the standard for prevention of surgical-site infections, but the type of antibiotic and duration of administration remain poorly defined. Current levels of practice variation through informal surveys are very high. Rates of antibiotic-resistant organisms are increasing steadily around the world. METHODS/DESIGN: We will identify all controlled observational studies and randomized controlled trials examining prophylactic antibiotic use in pediatric cardiac surgery...
May 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557559/aggressive-antimicrobial-initiation-for-suspected-intensive-care-unit-acquired-infection-is-associated-with-decreased-long-term-survival-after-critical-illness
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Christopher A Guidry, Tjasa Hranjec, Puja M Shah, Zachary C Dietch, Taryn E Hassinger, Nathan R Elwood, Robert G Sawyer
BACKGROUND: The long-term significance of early and prolonged antibiotic use in critically ill patients is yet to be described. Several studies suggest that antimicrobial exposure may have as yet unrecognized long-term effects on clinically meaningful outcomes. Our group previously conducted a quasi-experimental, before and after observational cohort study of hemodynamically stable surgical patients suspected of having an intensive care unit-acquired infection. This study demonstrated that aggressive initiation of antimicrobial therapy was associated with increased 30-day deaths...
May 30, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554937/untargeted-antifungal-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#15
Marie Warrer Petersen, Anders Perner, Fredrik Sjövall, Morten Hylander Møller
INTRODUCTION: Intra-abdominal infections are the second most frequent cause of sepsis. In a recent cohort, fungal specimens were found in 51.9% of all patients with sepsis and peritonitis. Current systematic reviews comparing untargeted antifungal treatment with placebo or no treatment in patients who are critically ill have provided conflicting results, and clinical equipoise exists. Accordingly, we aim to assess patient-important benefits and harms of untargeted antifungal therapy versus placebo or no treatment in adult patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523249/risk-factors-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
#16
Tala Ballouz, Jad Aridi, Claude Afif, Jihad Irani, Chantal Lakis, Rakan Nasreddine, Eid Azar
Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (AB), an increasingly prevalent nosocomial pathogen, have been associated with high morbidity and mortality. We conducted this study to analyze the clinical features, outcomes, and factors influencing the survival of patients with AB bacteremia. We retrospectively examined the medical records of all patients developing AB bacteremia during their hospital stay at a tertiary care hospital in Beirut between 2010 and 2015. Ninety episodes of AB bacteremia were documented in eighty-five patients...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520621/outbreaks-in-the-adult-icus
#17
Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Yaseen M Arabi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infectious disease outbreaks in the critical care setting are common and serious consequence. This article reviews and summarizes recent outbreaks in the adult ICUs. RECENT FINDINGS: Outbreaks of multidrug-resistant bacteria, fungi, and emerging viruses in ICUs from different countries are common. Outbreak investigation relies on epidemiologic methods, microbiologic studies, and molecular typing methods. Overuse of antibiotics, gaps in implementing infection prevention measures, and contaminated environment are common causes of ICU outbreaks...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501674/target-attainment-with-continuous-dosing-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-critical-illness-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Heleen Aardema, Prashant Nannan Panday, Mireille Wessels, Kay van Hateren, Willem Dieperink, Jos G W Kosterink, Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Jan G Zijlstra
Optimal dosing of β-lactam antibiotics in critically ill patients is a challenge given the unpredictable pharmacokinetic profile of this patient population. Several studies have shown intermittent dosing to often yield inadequate drug concentrations. Continuous dosing is an attractive alternative from a pharmacodynamic point of view. This study evaluated whether, during continuous dosing, piperacillin concentrations reached and maintained a pre-defined target in critically ill patients. Adult patients treated with piperacillin by continuous dosing in the intensive care unit of a university medical centre in The Netherlands were prospectively studied...
July 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484827/-hot-rods-in-the-icu-what-is-the-antibiotic-mileage-of-your-renal-replacement-therapy
#19
REVIEW
J T Kielstein, A K Kruse, N Anderson, H Vaitiekunas, S Scherneck
We would neither be disappointed nor upset if the gas mileage on the sticker of a car didn't match our personal, real-life fuel consumption. Depending on our daily route to work, our style of accelerating and the number of passengers in our carpool, the gas mileage will vary. As soon as the falcon wing door of our car is closed and entrance to the ICU is granted, we tend to forget all of this, even though another hot rod is waiting there for us. Renal replacement therapy is like a car; it fulfills goals, such as the removal of uremic toxins and accumulated fluids, but it also "consumes" (removes) antibiotics...
May 8, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484512/developing-new-pharmacotherapeutic-approaches-to-treating-sickle-cell-disease
#20
Marilyn J Telen
Survival for patients with SCD has been prolonged by improvements in supportive care, including vaccinations, antibiotic prophylaxis, and overall medical management, including tra nsfusion. However, there remains only one approved, partially effective drug for sickle cell disease-hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide). The world desperately needs better ways of both treating and preventing the recurrent painful vaso-occlusive episodes pathognomonic of sickle cell disease as well as the end-organ damage that still leads inexorably to severely shortened life expectancies throughout the world...
February 2017: ISBT Science Series
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