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Osman Yeşilbaş, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Hamdi Murat Yıldırım, Nevin Hatipoğlu, Esra Şevketoğlu
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although it is usually asymptomatic and self-limited, severe potentially fatal illness accompanied by multi-organ failure may occur. CASE REPORT: Here we report an unusual case of severe leptospirosis successfully treated with continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVHF) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). The patient presented with pericardial tamponade, renal failure and macrophage activation syndrome, and later suffered prolonged jaundice and sclerosing cholangitis during hospitalization in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Xingui Dai, Tao Li, Zhenhua Zeng, Chunlai Fu, Shengbiao Wang, Yeping Cai, Zhongqing Chen
BACKGROUND: It is known that continuous venonenous hemofiltration (CVVH) does not affect the plasma level of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (pNGAL) in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. However, because of the unique pathophysiology underlying AKI caused by sepsis, the effect of CVVH on pNGAL in this clinical setting is less certain. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of CVVH on pNGAL in sepsis-induced AKI patients. METHODS: Between August 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, 42 patients with sepsis-induced AKI underwent CVVH in the general intensive care unit of our institution and were consecutively enrolled in this study...
October 19, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Gianluca Villa, Mauro Neri, Rinaldo Bellomo, Jorge Cerda, A Raffaele De Gaudio, Silvia De Rosa, Francesco Garzotto, Patrick M Honore, John Kellum, Anna Lorenzin, Didier Payen, Zaccaria Ricci, Sara Samoni, Jean-Louis Vincent, Julia Wendon, Marta Zaccaria, Claudio Ronco
This article reports the conclusions of the second part of a consensus expert conference on the nomenclature of renal replacement therapy (RRT) techniques currently utilized to manage acute kidney injury and other organ dysfunction syndromes in critically ill patients. A multidisciplinary approach was taken to achieve harmonization of definitions, components, techniques, and operations of the extracorporeal therapies. The article describes the RRT techniques in detail with the relevant technology, procedures, and phases of treatment and key aspects of volume management/fluid balance in critically ill patients...
October 10, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Matthias Heringlake, Efstratios I Charitos, Kira Erber, Astrid Ellen Berggreen, Hermann Heinze, Hauke Paarmann
BACKGROUND: Growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is an emerging humoral marker for risk stratification in cardiovascular disease. Cardiac-surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI), an important complication in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, is associated with poor prognosis. The present secondary analysis of an observational cohort study aimed to determine the role of GDF-15 in predicting CSA-AKI compared with the Cleveland-Clinic Acute Renal Failure (CC-ARF) score and a logistic regression model including variables associated with renal dysfunction...
October 8, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Ming Xin Li, Jun Feng Liu, Jian Da Lu, Ying Zhu, Ding Wei Kuang, Jian Bing Xiang, Peng Sun, Wei Wang, Jun Xue, Yong Gu, Chuan Ming Hao
BACKGROUND: The object of this study is to explore whether the plasmadiafiltration (PDF) is more effective in improving the intestinal mucosal barrier function by removing more key large molecular inflammatory mediators and then prolonging the survival time. METHODS: Totally, 24 porcine sepsis models induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) operation were randomly divided into three groups: PDF group, high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) group, and control group, and received 8 h treatment, respectively...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Andrea Schlegel, Michael Linecker, Philipp Kron, Georg Györi, Michelle L De Oliveira, Beat Müllhaupt, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Philipp Dutkowski
Allocation of liver grafts triggers emotional debates, as those patients, not receiving an organ, are prone to death. We analyzed a high MELD cohort (lab MELD≥30, n=100, median lab MELD of 35 (IQR: 31-37) of liver transplant recipients at our center over the last ten years, and compared results with a low MELD group, matched by propensity scoring for donor age, recipient age and cold ischemia. Endpoints of our study were cumulative post-transplant morbidity, cost, and survival. Six different prediction models, including D-MELD, Delta MELD, DRI, SOFT, BAR, and UCLA-FRS, were applied in both cohorts to identify risk for poor outcome and high cost...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Catherine L Oberg, Robert J Hiensch, Hooman D Poor
OBJECTIVE: To report a case series of three patients with hepatitis C virus infection who all presented with severe type B lactic acidosis shortly after starting treatment with ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: ICU. PATIENTS: Three patients, all who had HCV cirrhosis with mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh A) and had started taking ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir within the preceding 2 weeks, presented with similar nonspecific symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, and nausea...
September 22, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Christian de Tymowski, Pascal Augustin, Hamda Houissa, Nicolas Allou, Philippe Montravers, Alienor Delzongle, Quentin Pellenc, Mathieu Desmard
Metabolic disorders and fluid overload are indications of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) including continuous venovenous hemofiltration in patients on ECMO.Direct connection of CRRT machine to the ECMO circuit provides many advantages. Nevertheless, because pressures in CRRT lines relate to ECMO blood flow, high ECMO blood flow may be associated with high pressures in CRRT lines. Thus, management of CRRT pressure lines becomes challenging. We evaluated a protocol for managing high CRRT pressures...
September 20, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Feng Ma, Yirong Liu, Ming Bai, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Meilan Zhou, Pengbo Wang, Lijie He, Chen Huang, Hanmin Wang, Shiren Sun
BACKGROUND: The excessive correction of acute hypernatremia is not known to be harmful. This study aimed to evaluate whether a reduction rate of serum sodium (RRSeNa) > 1mEq/L/hour in acute severe hypernatremia is an independent risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients undergoing continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this retrospective study, we reviewed records of 75 critically ill patients undergoing CVVH treatment for acute severe hypernatremia between March 2011 and March 2015...
September 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Pablo Tapia, Felipe Lillo, Dagoberto Soto, Leslie Escobar, Felipe Simon, Karina Hernández, Leyla Alegría, Alejandro Bruhn
A promising approach to facilitate protective mechanical ventilation is the use of extracorporeal CO2 removal techniques. Several strategies based on membrane gas exchangers have been developed. However, these techniques are still poorly available. The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of THAM infusion coupled to hemofiltration for the management of hypercapnic acidosis. A severe respiratory acidosis was induced in seven anesthetized pigs. Five of them were treated with THAM 8-mmol·kg(-1)·h(-1) coupled to hemofiltration (THAM+HF group) at 100 mL·kg(-1)·h(-1)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Amy Cheng, Feifei Williams, James Fortenberry, Catherine Preissig, Steven Salinas, Pradip Kamat
Ehrlichiosis, caused by transmission of Ehrlichia chaffeensis to humans through the bite of an infected lone star tick, can lead to secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening condition caused by uncontrolled activation of the cellular immune system. We describe a child with HLH secondary to ehrlichiosis who developed multiorgan failure and was successfully managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A 9-year-old boy developed headaches, fever, and sore throat after suspected tick exposure...
September 15, 2016: Pediatrics
Daniel Kraus, Christoph Wanner
Critically ill patients who are treated in an intensive care unit are at increased risk of developing acute renal failure. Every episode of renal failure decreases life expectancy. However, acute renal failure is no longer an immediate cause of death because renal function can be substituted medically and mechanically, by the use of renal replacement therapy. Hemodialysis and hemofiltration are the 2 fundamental modalities of renal replacement therapy and may be performed intermittently or continuously. The decision for one particular therapy has to be made for each patient individually...
September 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Koichiro Shinozaki, Joshua W Lampe, Junhwan Kim, Tai Yin, Tong Da, Shigeto Oda, Hiroyuki Hirasawa, Lance B Becker
BACKGROUND: It is not yet clear whether hemofiltration can reduce blood cytokine levels sufficiently to benefit patients who suffer prolonged cardiac arrest (CA) treated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We sought to assess effects of high-volume and standard volume continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) on blood cytokine levels and survival in a rat model of prolonged CA treated with CPB. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley male rats were subjected to 12 min of asphyxia to induce CA...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Ning Zhang, Jian Zhang, Zhuo Cao, Liancheng Deng, Yifen Wu, Hong Liu, Zeliang Qiu
The expression level and prognosis of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with severe sepsis after applying pulse high-volume hemofiltration (PHVHF) were investigated. Sustained PHVHF treatment was carried out on 40 patients on the basis of conventional treatment for up to 72 h. Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II scores of patients were compared before and after the treatment. CD4(+), CD8(+) lymphocyte counts and ratios in the peripheral blood were detected using FASort before and 24 and 48 h of PHVHF treatment...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Wen-Hua He, Min Yu, Yin Zhu, Liang Xia, Pi Liu, Hao Zeng, Yong Zhu, Nong-Hua Lv
OBJECTIVES: To compare the value of emergent triglyceride (TG)-lowering therapies between early high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) combined with insulin (LMWH+insulin) as well as their effects on the outcomes of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTGP) patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 66 HTGP patients presenting within 3 days after the onset of symptoms from August 2011 to October 2013 were assigned randomly to receive either HVHF or LMWH+insulin as an emergent TG-lowering therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Rita Jacobs, Patrick M Honore, Marc Diltoer, Herbert D Spapen
BACKGROUND: Citrate, the currently preferred anticoagulant for continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH), may influence acid-base equilibrium. METHODS: The effect of 2 different citrate solutions on acid-base status was assessed according to the Stewart-Figge approach in two consecutive cohorts of critically ill adult patients. The first group received Prismocitrate 10/2 (PC10/2; 10 mmol citrate/L). The next group was treated with Prismocitrate 18/0 (PC18; 18 mmol citrate/L)...
2016: BMC Nephrology
Phil Botha, Shriprasad R Deshpande, Michael Wolf, Micheal Heard, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Brian Kogon, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: Management of a patent systemic-pulmonary (SP) shunt and the resulting runoff during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) varies among institutions. We have used a strategy of increased flow without surgical reduction of the shunt diameter, and here report our results with this strategy. METHODS: In this database review of 169 successive veno-arterial ECMO runs performed between 2002 and 2013 in infants and neonates, ECMO flow, time to achieve lactate clearance, normal pH, and negative fluid balance were compared in patients with shunts and those without shunts...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jianjun Gao, Zhaoyan Gu, Yongxing Xu, Yu Na
We report a case of metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) in a 66-year-old man with end-stage renal disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD). The patient presented with severe lactic acidosis and was treated successfully with automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). During the treatment, PD solution was prepared from hemofiltration substitute fluid. The prescription was 8 cycles of 2,000 mL over 24 hours with the prepared solution, and venoclysis with sodium bicarbonate to improve the acidosis. After 3 days of treatment, his lactic acidosis was corrected...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Antal Renner, Annamária Szentirmai, Andrea Sántha, Tamás Viola, Ferenc Gyárfás, András Melly, Péter Varga, Tibor Retteghy
In this article, we report successful treatment of serious complications of replantation after traumatic mid-third femoral amputation. To the best of our knowledge, no similar case has been reported in the literature. A 38-year-old healthy male sustained a mid-third right traumatic femoral amputation. We performed replantation. Oliguria and anuria occurred and were treated successfully with hemofiltration and hemodialysis. Six years later, patient walked wearing orthopedic shoes and also protective sensibility recovered on the limb...
August 2016: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
P K C Janssen, N A Foudraine, D M T Burgers, C Neef, J L M L le Noble
INTRODUCTION: Cefuroxime is frequently prescribed as an antimicrobial therapy in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to develop a new intravenous dosing strategy for cefuroxime in critically ill patients undergoing continuous venovenous hemofiltration with regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA-CVVH) by analyzing its extracorporeal removal and pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters. METHODS: Nine critically ill patients treated with intravenous cefuroxime and RCA-CVVH and a phosphate-containing replacement fluid were investigated...
August 4, 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
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