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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/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
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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/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/28603723/biomarker-guided-antibiotic-therapy-strengths-and-limitations
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REVIEW
David Nora, Jorge Salluh, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Pedro Póvoa
Biomarkers as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) emerged as tools to help clinicians to diagnose infection and to properly initiate and define the duration of antibiotic therapy. Several randomized controlled trials, including adult critically ill patients, showed that PCT-guided antibiotic stewardship was repeatedly associated with a decrease in the duration of antibiotic therapy with no apparent harm. There are however some relevant limitations in these trials namely the low rate of compliance of PCT-guided algorithms, the high rate of exclusion (without including common clinical situations and pathogens) and the long duration of antibiotic therapy in control groups...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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/28578555/infections-due-to-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-the-icu-treatment-options
#8
Joseph P Lynch, George G Zhanel, Nina M Clark
Bacteria within the genus Acinetobacter (principally A. baumannii-calcoaceticus complex [ABC]) are gram-negative coccobacilli that may cause nosocomial infections in critically ill or debilitated patients (particularly ventilator-associated pneumonia and infections of the bloodstream, urinary tract, and wounds). Treatment of Acinetobacter infections is difficult, as Acinetobacter spp. are intrinsically resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents, and have a remarkable ability to acquire new resistance determinants via mechanisms that include plasmids, transposons, integrons, and resistance islands...
June 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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/28571493/optimizing-%C3%AE-lactams-treatment-in-critically-ill-patients-using-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-targets-are-first-conventional-doses-effective
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Isabelle K Delattre, Fabio S Taccone, Frédérique Jacobs, Maya Hites, Thierry Dugernier, Herbert Spapen, Pierre-François Laterre, Pierre E Wallemacq, Françoise Van Bambeke, Paul M Tulkens
The pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic index determining β-lactam activity is the percentage of the dosing interval (%T) during which their free serum concentration remains above a critical threshold over the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Regrettably, neither the value of %T nor that of the threshold are clearly defined for critically-ill patients. Areas covered: We review and assess the targets proposed for β-lactams in critical illness by screening the literature since 1997. Depending on the study intention (clinical cure vs...
June 19, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
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
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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/28545484/timing-of-appropriate-empirical-antimicrobial-administration-and-outcome-of-adults-with-community-onset-bacteremia
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Ching-Chi Lee, Chung-Hsun Lee, Ming-Yuan Hong, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: Early administration of appropriate antimicrobials has been correlated with a better prognosis in patients with bacteremia, but the optimum timing of early antibiotic administration as one of the resuscitation strategies for severe bacterial infections remains unclear. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, adults with community-onset bacteremia at the emergency department (ED) were analyzed. Effects of different cutoffs of time to appropriate antibiotic (TtAa) administration after arrival at the ED on 28-day mortality were examined, after adjustment for independent predictors of mortality identified by multivariate regression analysis...
May 26, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541510/optimization-of-linezolid-therapy-in-the-critically-ill-the-effect-of-adjusted-infusion-regimens
#14
Max Taubert, Johannes Zander, Sebastian Frechen, Christina Scharf, Lorenz Frey, Michael Vogeser, Uwe Fuhr, Michael Zoller
Objectives: Insufficient linezolid levels, which are associated with a poorer outcome, are often observed in ICU patients who receive standard dosing. Although strategies to overcome these insufficient levels have been discussed, appropriate alternative dosing regimens remain to be identified. Methods: Various infusion regimens (1200-3600 mg/day; q6h, q8h, q12h and continuous) were simulated in 67 000 ICU patients. The probability of attaining pharmacodynamic targets ( T >MIC ≥85%, AUC/MIC ≥100, cumulative fraction of response for Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501674/target-attainment-with-continuous-dosing-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-critical-illness-a-prospective-observational-study
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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/28496930/percutaneous-vacuum-assisted-thrombectomy-device-used-for-removal-of-large-vegetations-on-infected-pacemaker-and-defibrillator-leads-as-an-adjunct-to-lead-extraction
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Raymond H M Schaerf, Sasan Najibi, John Conrad
This case series reports our early experience with a minimally invasive percutaneous method of safely removing large vegetations during lead extraction in septic cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). Debate exists concerning the management of vegetations involving these devices. Lead extraction is mandated for infections, but vegetations may embolize, causing complications. Surgical debridement is recommended; alternatives include cardiopulmonary bypass, minimally invasive thoracotomy, or transatrial approaches...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484827/-hot-rods-in-the-icu-what-is-the-antibiotic-mileage-of-your-renal-replacement-therapy
#17
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/28480245/using-procalcitonin-to-guide-antibiotic-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Chanu Rhee
Procalcitonin levels rise in response to systemic inflammation, especially of bacterial origin. Multiple randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that procalcitonin-based algorithms can safely reduce antibiotic use in 2 clinical scenarios. First, in stable, low-risk patients with respiratory infections, procalcitonin levels of <0.25 µg/L can guide the decision to withhold antibiotics or stop therapy early. Second, in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis, clinicians should not initially withhold antibiotics, but procalcitonin levels of <0...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468685/a-neglected-risk-for-sparganosis-eating-live-tadpoles-in-central-china
#19
Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang, Jia-Xu Chen
A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pain. The patient was clinically diagnosed as appendicitis and peritonitis, and treated with antibiotics in a local hospital, did not improve. On exploratory laparotomy, the appendicular perforation and peritonitis were seen; appendicectomy were performed, and antibiotics were given. However, high fever and abdominal pain still persisted; intestinal adhesion and obstruction, ascites appeared...
May 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466289/-personalised-pharmacotherapy-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#20
R Bellmann
Critically ill patients need fast, effective and safe pharmacotherapy. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the administered drugs are influenced by numerous individual conditions. Genetic factors mainly determines drug metabolism. However, therapeutic decisions are not yet guided by genetic analyses. In elderly patients, the volume of distribution can be altered and renal elimination may be delayed. Drug-drug interactions involving current medications can increase the incidence of adverse effects from treatment in the intensive care unit...
May 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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