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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895446/a-case-of-fatal-sepsis-due-to-multidrug-resistant-corynebacterium-striatum
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M Chatzopoulou, T Koufakis, I Voulgaridi, I Gabranis, M Tsiakalou
BACKGROUND: Although non-diphtheria corynebacteria have traditionally been regarded as avirulent members of human bacterial flora, their pathogenic potential is increasingly recognized in our time. Reasons for this include the prolonged survival of severely ill and immunocompromised patients, the development of more invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and the sub-optimal use of antibiotics that disrupts normal microbial balance and favors superinfections. CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of sepsis due to multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum in a 76-year-old host...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890015/the-involvement-of-regulatory-non-coding-rnas-in-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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Jeffery Ho, Hung Chan, Sunny H Wong, Maggie H T Wang, Jun Yu, Zhangang Xiao, Xiaodong Liu, Gordon Choi, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Zheng Li, Tony Gin, Matthew T V Chan, William K K Wu
BACKGROUND: Sepsis coincides with altered gene expression in different tissues. Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and circular RNAs are important molecules involved in the crosstalk with various pathways pertinent to innate immunity, mitochondrial functions, and apoptosis. METHODS: We searched articles indexed in PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE and Europe PubMed Central databases using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) or Title/Abstract words ("microRNA", "long non-coding RNA", "circular RNA", "sepsis" and/or "septic shock") from inception to Sep 2016...
November 28, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884751/a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-cannabidiol-on-cognitive-function-relevance-to-schizophrenia
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Ashleigh L Osborne, Nadia Solowij, Katrina Weston-Green
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment is a core symptom domain of schizophrenia, neurological disorders and substance abuse. It is characterised by deficits in learning, memory, attention and executive functioning and can severely impact daily living. Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to treat schizophrenia provide limited cognitive benefits and novel therapeutic targets are required. Cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the cannabis plant, has anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic-like properties; however, its ability to improve cognitive impairment has not been thoroughly explored...
November 21, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872455/resuscitation-in-sepsis-in-2016-what-s-new-dr-waleed-alhazzani-in-an-interview-with-dr-roman-jaeschke-part-1
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Waleed Alhazzani, Roman Jaeschke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872122/polymyxin-b-immobilised-haemoperfusion-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-septic-shock-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tomoko Fujii, Riki Ganeko, Yuki Kataoka, Robin Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw, Toshi A Furukawa
INTRODUCTION: Polymyxin-B immobilised haemoperfusion (PMX-HP) is a promising adjuvant strategy for the treatment of sepsis and septic shock. PMX-HP therapy works by clearing circulating endotoxin through binding to polymyxin-immobilised fibres during haemoperfusion. Small clinical trials have shown that PMX-HP therapy is associated with improved haemodynamic profile, oxygenation and survival. However, clear inferences have been largely inconclusive due to limitations in study design (eg, small, unblinded) and generalisability...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871297/aqp5-1364a-c-polymorphism-and-the-aqp5-expression-influence-sepsis-survival-and-immune-cell-migration-a-prospective-laboratory-and-patient-study
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Katharina Rump, Matthias Unterberg, Lars Bergmann, Agnes Bankfalvi, Anil Menon, Simon Schäfer, André Scherag, Zainab Bazzi, Winfried Siffert, Jürgen Peters, Michael Adamzik
BACKGROUND: The C-allele of the aquaporin (AQP5) -1364A/C polymorphism is associated with decreased AQP5 expression but increased 30-day survival in patients with severe sepsis. AQP5 expression might affect survival via an impact on cell migration. Consequently, we tested the hypothesis that (1) Aqp5 knockout (KO) compared to wild type (WT) mice show an increased survival following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration, and that (2) AQP5 expression and the AQP5 -1364A/C polymorphism alters immune cell migration...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865034/prevention-of-hepatitis-c-recurrence-by-bridging-sofosbuvir-ribavirin-from-pre-to-post-liver-transplant-a-real-life-strategy
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Maria Francesca Donato, Cristina Morelli, Renato Romagnoli, Federica Invernizzi, Chiara Mazzarelli, Rosa Maria Iemmolo, Marzia Montalbano, Ilaria Lenci, Sherrie Bhoori, Giulia Pieri, Sonia Berardi, Paolo Caraceni, Silvia Martini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection following liver transplant (LT) is associated with reduced graft and patients survival. Before transplant, Sofosbuvir/Ribavirin (SOF/R) treatment prevents recurrent HCV in 96% of those patients achieving viral suppression for at least 4 weeks before transplant. We evaluated whether a bridging SOF-regimen from pre to post-transplant is safe and effective to prevent HCV recurrence in those patients with less than 4 week HCV-RNA undetectability at the time of transplant...
November 19, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864994/serum-spd-l1-upregulated-in-sepsis-may-reflect-disease-severity-and-clinical-outcomes-in-septic-patients
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Minlong Liu, Xiaoling Zhang, Haiyan Chen, Guoen Wang, Jun Zhang, Peng Dong, Yuanyuan Liu, Shan An, Li Wang
we aimed to find the correlation between serum sPD-L1 (soluble programmed cell death L-1 ligand) and sepsis. Totally 91 consecutive patients with sepsis were performed in a 15-bed medical intensive care unit (ICU) of the second affiliated hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China, between February 2015 and May 2016. Healthy controls (HC) consisted of 29 healthy volunteer. Baseline demographic data were recorded. Blood samples were collected through an indwelling central venous or by peripheral venipuncture...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861476/-combined-heart-kidney-transplantation-in-mexic
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Guillermo Careaga-Reyna, Hugo Jesús Zetina-Tun, Carlos Alberto Lezama-Urtecho, José Mariano Hernández-Domínguez, Marlene Santos-Caballero
BACKGROUND: In our country, heart and kidney transplantation is a novel option for treatment of combined terminal heart and kidney failure. This program began in 2012 for selected patients with documented terminal heart failure and structural kidney damage with renal failure. Description of cases: Between January 1, 2012 and April 30, 2016, we made 92 orthotopic heart transplantations. In five of these cases the heart transplantation was combined with kidney transplantation. RESULTS: There were three male and two female patients with a mean age 25...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861388/early-initiation-of-renal-replacement-treatment-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hongwei Wang, Liwei Li, Qinjun Chu, Yong Wang, Zhisong Li, Wei Zhang, Lanlan Li, Long He, Yanqiu Ai
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with a substantially increased risk of mortality for many hospitalized patients. It has been suggested that early initiation of renal replacement treatment has a favorable outcome in critically ill patients complicated with AKI. However, results of studies evaluating the effect of early initiation strategy of renal replacement treatment on AKI have been controversial and contradictory. The aim of this meta-analysis is to examine the effect of early initiation of renal replacement treatment on patients with AKI...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860126/indications-and-efficacy-of-endoscopic-vacuum-assisted-closure-therapy-for-upper-gastrointestinal-perforations
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Geraldine Ooi, Paul Burton, Andrew Packiyanathan, Damien Loh, Richard Chen, Kalai Shaw, Wendy Brown, Peter Nottle
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (EndoVAC) therapy is a recent innovation described for use in upper gastrointestinal perforations and leaks, with reported success of 80-90%. It provides sepsis control and collapses the cavity preventing stasis, encouraging healing of the defect. Whilst promising, initial reports of this new technique have not established clear indications, feasibility and optimal technique. METHODS: We analysed all patients who underwent EndoVAC therapy between 2014 and 2016...
November 15, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859276/urological-complications-after-cystectomy-as-part-of-pelvic-exenteration-are-higher-than-that-after-cystectomy-for-primary-bladder-malignancy
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Kilian G M Brown, Michael J Solomon, Edward R Latif, Cherry E Koh, Arthur Vasilaras, David Eisinger, Paul Sved
BACKGROUND: Total cystectomy and subsequent reconstruction of the urinary tract may be required for primary malignancy of the bladder, or in the context of multi-visceral resection for more advanced pelvic tumors. Complications following urinary diversion are a major source of morbidity, particularly in pelvic exenteration (PE) patients. METHODS: All patients who underwent radical cystectomy alone or during PE at a single tertiary referral centre between 2008 and 2014 were reviewed...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852528/xuebijing-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-sepsis
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Heng Shi, Yun Hong, Jianfang Qian, Xiaofang Cai, Shanwen Chen
BACKGROUND: There are more than 18 million patients diagnosed with sepsis every year. In China, Xuebijing (XBJ) injection is a traditional medicine that is widely used in the treatment of sepsis. However, the efficacy of XBJ in treatment of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remains unclear. This meta-analysis was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of XBJ based on randomized case-control studies. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, Wanfang, CNKI, and WeiPu (VIP) databases were searched to identify all the relative randomized case-control...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845340/plastic-vs-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-palliation-in-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-series-of-meta-analyses
#14
Majid A Almadi, Alan Barkun, Myriam Martel
OBJECTIVES: Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are thought to have an advantage over plastic stents in achieving biliary drainage. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CENTRAL, and ISI Web of knowledge databases, from January 1980 to September 2015, for randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SEMS vs. plastic stents in the palliation of malignant biliary obstruction. Primary outcomes were durations of stent patency, patient survival, and 30-day mortality...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832254/association-of-risk-factors-mortality-and-care-costs-of-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Anna B Halpern, Eva Culakova, Roland B Walter, Gary H Lyman
Importance: Adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) commonly require support in the intensive care unit (ICU), but risk factors for admission to the ICU and adverse outcomes remain poorly defined. Objective: To examine risk factors, mortality, length of stay, and cost associated with admission to the ICU for patients with AML. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study extracted information from the University HealthSystem Consortium database on patients 18 years or older with AML who were hospitalized for any cause between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2012...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824008/neutrophil-dysfunction-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
Fang Zhang, An-Lei Liu, Shuang Gao, Shui Ma, Shu-Bin Guo
OBJECTIVE: Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. In this article, we reviewed the correlation between neutrophil dysfunction and sepsis. DATA SOURCES: Articles published up to May 31, 2016, were selected from the PubMed databases, with the keywords of "neutrophil function", "neutrophil dysfunction", and "sepsis". STUDY SELECTION: Articles were obtained and reviewed to analyze the neutrophil function in infection and neutrophil dysfunction in sepsis...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813095/the-effects-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-on-morbidity-and-mortality-of-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-acs-nsqip-2005-2012
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Michel J Sabra, Carmen Smotherman, Dale F Kraemer, Michael S Nussbaum, Joseph J Tepas, Ziad T Awad
OBJECTIVE: This study used a multi-center database to evaluate the impact of neoadjuvant therapy on the 30-day morbidity and mortality following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: The NSQIP database was queried for 2005-2012 for patients, who had esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Patients were divided into two groups: neoadjuvant therapy and esophagectomy only. RESULTS: The neoadjuvant group had a lower rates of sepsis (8% vs...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807846/borderline-operability-in-hepatectomy-patients-is-associated-with-higher-rates-of-failure-to-rescue-after-severe-complications
#19
Bradford J Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Amanda B Cooper, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To understand the influence of age and comorbidities, this study analyzed the incidence and risk factors for post-hepatectomy morbidity/mortality in patients with "borderline" (BL) operability, defined by the preoperative factors: age ≥75 years, dependent function, lung disease, ascites/varices, myocardial infarction, stroke, steroids, weight loss >10%, and/or sepsis. METHODS: All elective hepatectomies were identified in the 2005-2013 ACS-NSQIP database...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805797/data-that-drive-closing-the-loop-in-the-learning-hospital-system
#20
Vincent X Liu, John W Morehouse, Jennifer M Baker, John D Greene, Patricia Kipnis, Gabriel J Escobar
The learning healthcare system describes a vision of US healthcare that capitalizes on science, information technology, incentives, and care culture to drive improvements in the quality of health care. The inpatient setting, one of the most costly and impactful domains of healthcare, is an ideal setting in which to use data and information technology to foster continuous learning and quality improvement. The rapid digitization of inpatient medicine offers incredible new opportunities to use data from routine care to generate new discovery and thus close the virtuous cycle of learning...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
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