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Antibiotic AND critical ill AND mortality

Jennifer Rickard, Christian Ngarambe, Leonard Ndayizeye, Blair Smart, Robert Riviello, Jean Paul Majyambere
BACKGROUND: Management of critically ill patients is challenging in a low-resource setting. In Rwanda, peritonitis is a common surgical condition where patients often present late, with advanced disease. We aim to describe critical care management of patients with peritonitis in Rwanda. METHODS: Data were collected at a tertiary referral hospital in Rwanda on patients undergoing operation for peritonitis over a 6-month period. Data included epidemiology, hospital course and outcomes...
March 19, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Alessandro Russo, Simone Giuliano, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Francesco Alessandri, Alessandra Giordano, Grazia Brunetti, Mario Venditti
Objectives: a significant cause of mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) is represented by multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria, such as MDR Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp). Aim of the present study was the comparison of clinical features, therapy and outcome of patients who developed septic shock due to either MDR-AB or KPC-Kp. Methods: were retrospectively analyzed patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a teaching hospital, from November 2010 to December 2015, who developed septic shock due to MDR-AB or KPC-Kp infection...
March 19, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Maureen Campion, Gail Scully
Appropriate antimicrobial therapy is essential to ensuring positive patient outcomes. Inappropriate or suboptimal utilization of antibiotics can lead to increased length of stay, multidrug-resistant infections, and mortality. Critically ill intensive care patients, particularly those with severe sepsis and septic shock, are at risk of antibiotic failure and secondary infections associated with incorrect antibiotic use. Through the initiation of active empiric antibiotic therapy based upon local susceptibilities, daily evaluation of signs and symptoms of infection and narrowing of antibiotic therapy when feasible, providers can streamline the treatment of common intensive care unit (ICU) infections...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Alexander K C Leung, Benjamin Barankin, Kin Fon Leong
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal-scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), also known as Ritter disease, is a potentially life-threatening disorder and a pediatric emergency. Early diagnosis and treatment is imperative to reduce the morbidity and mortality of this condition. The purpose of this article is to familiarize physicians with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of SSSS. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key terms "Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome" and "Ritter disease"...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Philippe Montravers, Florence Tubach, Thomas Lescot, Benoit Veber, Marina Esposito-Farèse, Philippe Seguin, Catherine Paugam, Alain Lepape, Claude Meistelman, Joel Cousson, Antoine Tesniere, Gaetan Plantefeve, Gilles Blasco, Karim Asehnoune, Samir Jaber, Sigismond Lasocki, Herve Dupont
PURPOSE: Shortening the duration of antibiotic therapy (ABT) is a key measure in antimicrobial stewardship. The optimal duration of ABT for treatment of postoperative intra-abdominal infections (PIAI) in critically ill patients is unknown. METHODS: A multicentre prospective randomised trial conducted in 21 French intensive care units (ICU) between May 2011 and February 2015 compared the efficacy and safety of 8-day versus 15-day antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients with PIAI...
February 26, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Nick Daneman, Asgar H Rishu, Ruxandra Pinto, Pierre Aslanian, Sean M Bagshaw, Alex Carignan, Emmanuel Charbonney, Bryan Coburn, Deborah J Cook, Michael E Detsky, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, Francois Lamontagne, Francois Lauzier, John C Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Wendy Sligl, Henry T Stelfox, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Robert A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Shorter-duration antibiotic treatment is sufficient for a range of bacterial infections, but has not been adequately studied for bloodstream infections. Our systematic review, survey, and observational study indicated equipoise for a trial of 7 versus 14 days of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections; a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) was a necessary next step to assess feasibility of a larger trial. METHODS: We conducted an open, pilot RCT of antibiotic treatment duration among critically ill patients with bloodstream infection across 11 intensive care units (ICUs)...
February 17, 2018: Trials
S Yoshida, K Suzuki, A Suzuki, H Okada, T Niwa, R Kobayashi, N Murakami, S Ogura, Y Itoh
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia is associated with high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. In this study, we assessed risk factors for clinical failure of first definitive therapy for P. aeruginosa bacteremia in critically ill patients. All patients with P. aeruginosa bacteremia who entered the intensive care unit in Gifu University Hospital from January 2006 to December 2015 were retrospectively identified from electronic records. Risk factors associated with clinical failure of the first definitive therapy for P...
July 3, 2017: Die Pharmazie
John Rene Labib, Sally K Ibrahim, Marwa Rashad Salem, Meray Rene L Youssef, Basant Meligy
BACKGROUND: Patients in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are susceptible to infections with gram-negative bacteria (GNB). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in 2 PICUs at Cairo University Hospitals to determine the incidence and outcome of GNB infections over 1 year. Variables of interest included age, gender, isolated organism, susceptibility to antibiotics, and final outcome. RESULTS: During the study period, 1420 patients were admitted to the PICU; of these, 291 developed GNB infections...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Mona Ahmed Ammar, Waleed Abdalla
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is associated with a significant mortality in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of extended infusion of meropenem and nebulized amikacin on VAP caused by Gram-negative MDRO versus intravenous (IV) meropenem and amikacin alone. Methodology: A randomized nonblinded controlled trial was performed on ninety patients with VAP...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Do Wan Kim, Hwa Jin Cho, Gwan Sic Kim, Sang Yun Song, Kook Joo Na, Sang Gi Oh, Bong Suk Oh, In Seok Jeong
Procalcitonin (PCT) is a predictive marker for the occurrence of bacterial infection and the decision to terminate antibiotic treatment in critically ill patients. An unusual increase in PCT, regardless of infection, has been observed during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. We evaluated trends and the predictive value of PCT levels in adult cardiogenic shock during treatment with ECMO. We reviewed the clinical records of 38 adult cardiogenic shock patients undergoing veno-arterial ECMO support between January 2014 and December 2016...
January 2018: Chonnam Medical Journal
T W Felton, K Ogungbenro, E Boselli, W W Hope, K A Rodvold
Background: Severe infections of the respiratory tracts of critically ill patients are common and associated with excess morbidity and mortality. Piperacillin is commonly used to treat pulmonary infections in critically ill patients. Adequate antibiotic concentration in the epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of the lung is essential for successful treatment of pulmonary infection. Objectives: To compare piperacillin pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in the serum and ELF of healthy volunteers and critically ill patients...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Emma J Ridley, Andrew R Davies, Rachael Parke, Michael Bailey, Colin McArthur, Lyn Gillanders, D James Cooper, Shay McGuinness
BACKGROUND: In the critically ill, energy delivery from enteral nutrition (EN) is often less than the estimated energy requirement. Parenteral nutrition (PN) as a supplement to EN may increase energy delivery. We aimed to determine if an individually titrated supplemental PN strategy commenced 48-72 hours following ICU admission and continued for up to 7 days would increase energy delivery to critically ill adults compared to usual care EN delivery. METHODS: This study was a prospective, parallel group, phase II pilot trial conducted in six intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand...
January 23, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Fulya Kamit Can, Pinar Yazici, Ayse Berna Anil, Muhterem Duyu, Dilek Yilmaz Ciftdogan, Ozkalay Nisel Yilmaz, Feriha Cilli, Bulent Karapinar
Colistin, an old cationic polypeptide antibiotic, have been reused due to rising incidence of infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative microorganisms and the lack of new antibiotics. Therefore, we evaluated safety and efficacy of colistin in treatment of these infections. This study included 104 critically ill children with a median age of 55,9 months between January 2011 and January 2016. Nephrotoxicity occurred in 11 (10.5%) patients. Nephrotoxicity occurred between the third and seventh day of treatment in 63% of colistin induced nephrotoxicity episodes...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Elizabeth Bridges
: Sepsis is a leading cause of critical illness and hospital mortality. Early recognition and intervention are essential for the survival of patients with this syndrome. In 2002, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) launched the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) to reduce overall patient morbidity and mortality from sepsis and septic shock by driving practice initiatives based on current best evidence. The SSC guidelines have been updated every four years, with the most recent update completed in 2016...
February 2018: American Journal of Nursing
Timothy D Lewis, Kelly A Dehne, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise H Rhoney, Casey Olm-Shipman, J Dedrick Jordan
BACKGROUND: Early-onset pneumonia (EOP) after endotracheal intubation is common among critically ill patients with a neurologic injury and is associated with worse clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study observed outcomes pre- and post-implementation of an EOP prophylaxis protocol which involved the administration of a single dose of ceftriaxone 2 g around the time of intubation. The study included patients ≥ 18 years who were admitted to the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC) neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) between April 1, 2014, and October 26, 2016, and intubated for ≥ 72 h...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
Shamim Nemati, Andre Holder, Fereshteh Razmi, Matthew D Stanley, Gari D Clifford, Timothy G Buchman
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is among the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and cost overruns in critically ill patients. Early intervention with antibiotics improves survival in septic patients. However, no clinically validated system exists for real-time prediction of sepsis onset. We aimed to develop and validate an Artificial Intelligence Sepsis Expert algorithm for early prediction of sepsis. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical center from January 2013 to December 2015...
December 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Andrew F Shorr, Kristen Fisher, Scott T Micek, Marin H Kollef
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia associated with mechanical ventilation (MV) results in substantial mortality and represents a leading reason for antibiotic utilization. The role of viruses in this setting is unclear. Identifying a viral etiology such instances could facilitate antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort with pneumonia requiring MV. We included both community and hospital-onset cases and classified patients as to the pneumonia's etiology...
December 20, 2017: Chest
Andrew S Jarrell, Rachel M Kruer, Loredana Diana Berescu, Peter J Pronovost, Julie B Trivedi
PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infection increases risk of mortality, other complications, and costs. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and identify factors associated with in-hospital mortality among critically ill surgical patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included critically ill surgical patients from 2011 to 2014 who had a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), MDR P. aeruginosa, or MDR Acinetobacter spp...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Jean-Francois Timsit, Wafa Esaied, Mathilde Neuville, Lila Bouadma, Bruno Mourvllier
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent life-threatening nosocomial infection in intensive care units. The diagnostic is difficult because radiological and clinical signs are inaccurate and could be associated with various respiratory diseases. The concept of infection-related ventilator-associated complication has been proposed as a surrogate of VAP to be used as a benchmark indicator of quality of care. Indeed, bundles of prevention measures are effective in decreasing the VAP rate. In case of VAP suspicion, respiratory secretions must be collected for bacteriological secretions before any new antimicrobials...
2017: F1000Research
Sumit Ray, Dimple Anand, Sankalp Purwar, Arijit Samanta, Kaustubh V Upadhye, Prasoon Gupta, Debashis Dhar
PURPOSE: Infections due to multidrug resistant organisms have become a serious health concern worldwide. The present study was conducted to investigate the spectrum of microbial resistance pattern in the community and their effects on mortality. METHODS: A retrospective review and analysis of prospectively collected data was done of all patients admitted with diagnosis of sepsis in two tertiary care ICU's for a period of two years. Demographics, culture positivity, microbial spectrum, resistance pattern and outcome data were collected...
April 2018: Journal of Critical Care
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