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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907499/incidence-of-temporary-mechanical-circulatory-support-before-heart-transplantation-and-impact-on-post-transplant-outcomes
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David Ouyang, Gunsagar Gulati, Richard Ha, Dipanjan Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Proposed changes to the United Network for Organ Sharing heart transplant allocation protocol will prioritize patients receiving temporary mechanical circulatory support (tMCS), including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), percutaneous ventricular assist devices (PVADs), and intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs). We sought to evaluate contemporary trends in the incidence and outcomes of patients who required tMCS during the hospitalization before heart transplantation...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895996/maternal-and-early-perinatal-outcomes-of-triplet-pregnancy-study-of-82-triplets-from-a-single-perinatal-centre-in-south-india
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Priya Rajan, Srinivas Murki, Suseela Vavilala, Nirupama Surubhotla
Objectives: To study the recent trends in maternal and perinatal outcomes of triplet pregnancy from a perinatal centre in South India. Methods: All triplet pregnancies booked at Fernandez hospital, Hyderabad (a tertiary care perinatal centre in South India), or those referred between 2000 and 2014 were included in the study. The maternal, fetal and neonatal outcome and any interventions like cerclage, steroid administration were studied. Results: There were 82 triplet deliveries over the study period of 15 years (82 per 69,584 live births)...
June 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887242/effectiveness-of-a-transrectal-prostate-needle-biopsy-protocol-with-risk-tailored-antimicrobials-in-a-veterans-cohort
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Kimberly A Maciolek, Sara L Best, Vania Lopez, Natasza Posielski, Margaret Knoedler, Wade A Bushman, David F Jarrard, Tracy M Downs, E Jason Abel, Kyle A Richards
PURPOSE: To prospectively implement a prostate biopsy protocol to identify high-risk patients for bleeding or infectious complications and use risk-tailored antimicrobials, patient education, and postbiopsy monitoring with the objective of reducing complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 637 consecutive patients from June 2014 to August 2016 underwent prostate biopsy at our Veterans Affairs hospital. In the protocol cohort, patients were screened before biopsy and prophylaxis was tailored (high risk = ceftriaxone; low risk = ciprofloxacin)...
June 7, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886847/cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-a-critically-ill-patient-a-case-report
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Demet Demirkol, Umay Kavgacı, Burcu Babaoğlu, Serhan Tanju, Banu Oflaz Sözmen, Suda Tekin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this case report is to discuss diagnostic workup and clinical management of cytomegalovirus reactivation in a critically ill immunocompetent pediatric patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old white boy who had no medical history presented with respiratory distress and fever. His Pediatric Risk of Mortality and Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction scores were 20 and 11, respectively. Our preliminary diagnosis was multiple organ dysfunction secondary to sepsis...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29797710/the-association-between-pre-operative-sepsis-and-30-day-mortality-in-hip-fracture-patients-a-cohort-study
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S S Mørch, S Tantholdt-Hansen, N E Pedersen, C L Duus, J A Petersen, C Ø Andersen, J O Jarløv, C S Meyhoff
BACKGROUND: Post-operative sepsis considerably increases mortality, but the extent of pre-operative sepsis in hip fracture patients and its consequences are sparsely elucidated. The aim of this study was to assess the association between pre-operative sepsis and 30-day mortality after hip fracture surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of data collected among 1894 patients who underwent hip fracture surgery in the Capital Region of Denmark in 2014 (NCT03201679)...
May 24, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789006/outcomes-of-lung-transplantation-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis
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Jodie Birch, Syba S Sunny, Katy L M Hester, Gareth Parry, F Kate Gould, John H Dark, Stephen C Clark, Gerard Meachery, James Lordan, Andrew J Fisher, Paul A Corris, Anthony De Soyza
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is a well-established treatment for end-stage non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BR), though information regarding outcomes of transplantation remains limited. Our results of lung transplantation for Br are reported here. METHODS: A retrospective review of case notes and transplantation databases was conducted for patients that had underwent lung transplantation for bronchiectasis at the Freeman Hospital between 1990 and 2013. RESULTS: Fourty two BR patients underwent lung transplantation, the majority (39) having bilateral sequential lung transplantation...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776670/-predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-in-a-university-hospital-a-prospective-cohort
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Adriene Stahlschmidt, Betânia Novelo, Luiza Alexi Freitas, Sávio Cavalcante Passos, Jairo Alberto Dussián-Sarria, Elaine Aparecida Félix, Patrícia Wajnberg Gamermann, Wolnei Caumo, Luciana Paula Cadore Stefani
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality associated with urgent or emergency surgeries are high compared to elective procedures. Perioperative risk scores identify the non-elective character as an independent factor of complications and death. The present study aims to characterize the population undergoing non-elective surgeries at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and identify the clinical and surgical factors associated with death within 30 days postoperatively. METHODOLOGY: A prospective cohort study of 187 patients undergoing elective surgeries between April and May 2014 at the Hospital de Clínicas, Porto Alegre...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774564/mortality-in-sepsis-comparison-of-outcomes-between-patients-with-demand-ischemia-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-neither-demand-ischemia-nor-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Obiora Maludum, Brijesh Patel, Byomesh Tripathi, Manyoo Agarwal, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Ulrich P Jorde, Matthew W Martinez
INTRODUCTION: Elevation in cardiac troponins is common among septic patients. We sought to explore outcomes among those admitted with demand ischemia(DI), acute myocardial infarction(AMI) and neither DI nor AMI in sepsis. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2011-2014 National Inpatient Sample among patients admitted for sepsis. We compared outcomes among sepsis patients with i)DI versus AMI and ii)DI versus neither DI nor AMI using separate propensity matched cohorts...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753820/association-of-pre-operative-cell-counts-with-outcomes-after-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
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Shannon Jones, Courtney McCracken, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, William T Mahle, Matthew E Oster
BACKGROUND: We examined the association of pre-operative cell count abnormalities, which have been shown to be associated with outcomes in adult cardiac patients, with morbidity and mortality following surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) in children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study on 4865 children undergoing cardiac surgery from 2004- 2014. Our exposures of interest were presence of pre-operative lymphopenia (lymphocyte count ≤ 3000 cells/μL), thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 150 x103 / μL), and neutrophilia (neutrophil count ≥ 7000 cells/ μL)...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
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Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740793/immune-checkpoint-receptors-homeostatic-regulators-of-immunity
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Antonio Riva, Shilpa Chokshi
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is an escalating global problem accounting for more than 3 million deaths annually. Bacterial infections are diagnosed in 25-47% of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and represent the most important trigger for acute decompensation, multi-organ failure, septic shock and death. Current guidelines recommend intensive antibiotic therapy, but this has led to the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. As such, there is a pressing need to explore new paradigms for anti-infective therapy and host-directed immunomodulatory therapies are a promising approach...
May 8, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643892/association-of-in-hospital-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-with-etiology-among-newborns-at-a-tertiary-care-unit
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Muhammad Asghar Ali, Abdur Rehman, Ejaz Ahmed
Objective: To determine association of in-hospital outcome of AKI with etiology in newborns at a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Department of Pediatric Neonatology, The Children's Hospital and Institute of the Child Health, Multan by using non-probability purposive sampling technique from June 2016 to June 2017. A total of 101 newborns diagnosed with acute kidney injury were registered. Etiological factors were assessed and these patients were followed till discharge to monitor in-hospital outcomes...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616433/mortality-and-detailed-characteristics-of-pre-icu-qsofa-negative-patients-with-suspected-sepsis-an-observational-study
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Izumi Nakayama, Junichi Izawa, Hideyuki Mouri, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Junji Shiotsuka
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores have limited utility in early prognostication in high-mortality populations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between pre-ICU qSOFA scores and in-hospital mortality among patients admitted to the ICU with suspected sepsis. This study also aimed to describe detailed clinical characteristics of qSOFA-negative (< 2) patients. METHODS: This single center, observational study, conducted in a Japanese tertiary care teaching hospital between May 2012 and June 2016, enrolled all consecutive adult patients admitted to the ICU with suspected sepsis...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605342/safety-and-postoperative-adverse-events-in-management-of-acute-mastoiditis-in-children-30-day-nsqip-outcomes
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Matthew G Crowson, Jeffrey Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To examine preoperative risk factors, postoperative 30-day outcomes and adverse events of acute mastoiditis using a national pediatric surgical database. METHODS: We explored our objectives using a cross-sectional analysis of a hospital-based reporting system database. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) pediatric database was used to identify surgical encounters for the treatment of acute mastoiditis from 2012 to 2015...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588551/hip-hemi-arthroplasty-vs-total-hip-replacement-for-displaced-intra-capsular-hip-fractures-retrospective-age-and-sex-matched-cohort-study
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Daniel Dawson, David Milligan, Fayaz Callachand, Laurence Cusick
Introduction: The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast is the largest volume hospital in the UK Hip Fracture Database. Management of displaced intra-capsular hip fractures is evolving in light of NICE2 and BOA guidelines3 , with more patients receiving total hip replacement (THR) over hemi-arthroplasty. With current rationing within the NHS, it is vital that principles of the 'Getting It Right First time' (GIRFT) report4 are implemented and the correct treatment choice made. Our aim was to assess Barthel scores5 , complication rate, blood transfusion rate and post op functional ability in two age and sex matched cohorts to see if our patient selection was appropriate...
January 2018: Ulster Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579086/tuberculosis-during-pregnancy-in-the-united-states-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-pregnancy-complications-and-in-hospital-death
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Erika M Dennis, Yun Hao, Mabella Tamambang, Tasha N Roshan, Knubian J Gatlin, Hanane Bghigh, Oladimeji T Ogunyemi, Fatoumata Diallo, Kiara K Spooner, Jason L Salemi, Omonike A Olaleye, Kashif Z Khan, Muktar H Aliyu, Hamisu M Salihu
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the United States (US), TB still contributes to adverse ill health, especially among racial/ethnic minorities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, about 87% of the TB cases reported in the US were among racial and ethnic minorities. The objective of this study is to explore the risks for pregnancy complications and in-hospital death among mothers diagnosed with TB across racial/ethnic groups in the US...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557598/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-10-years-experience-in-a-children-s-hospital-in-the-city-of-rosario-argentina
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Gabriela Ensinck, Adriana Ernst, Gustavo Lazarte, Antonela Romagnoli, Yanina Sguassero, Nanci Míguez, Santiago López Papucci, Alicia Aletti, Ana Chiossone, Fernanda Pigozzi, Matías Pinotti, Ana Cantador
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are a common reason for consultation in pediatrics. Most of them present as skin and soft tissue infections; however, invasive infections have increased during the last decade. OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics of CA-MRSA infections. The secondary objective was to compare prevalence, clinical presentation and antibiotic susceptibility with a pre-study period (1/2004-12/2007)...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552913/clinical-investigation-of-coagulation-markers-for-early-detection-of-sepsis-induced-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-single-center-prospective-observational-study
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Takamitsu Masuda, Tomohisa Shoko, Yoshizumi Deguchi
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) often complicates sepsis, and its early treatment is crucial for improving patient outcomes. Coagulation markers may enable earlier diagnosis of DIC. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the risk of DIC onset can be predicted using coagulation markers. Patients who showed symptoms of systemic inflammatory response syndrome ≥2 and the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score ≥2 points were investigated. All blood samples collected from the time of hospital admission to 7 days postadmission were investigated...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549653/the-h3-haplotype-of-the-epcr-gene-determines-high-sepcr-levels-in-critically-ill-septic-patients
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Alice G Vassiliou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Zafeiria Mastora, Carlo Tascini, Gianluigi Cardinali, Stylianos E Orfanos
INTRODUCTION: A soluble (s) form of the endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) circulates in plasma and inhibits activated protein C (APC) activities. The clinical impact of sEPCR and its involvement in the septic process is under investigation. This study determined the frequencies of EPCR haplotypes H1 and H3 to investigate possible associations with plasma admission levels of sEPCR in an intensive care unit (ICU) cohort of septic patients. METHODS: Three polymorphisms in the EPCR gene were genotyped in 239 Caucasian critically ill patients, and their plasma sEPCR levels were also measured at the time of admission to the ICU...
March 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
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