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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933276/acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-lebanese-patients-phenotypes-and-genotypes-of-resistance-clonality-and-determinants-of-pathogenicity
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Elias Dahdouh, Micheline Hajjar, Monica Suarez, Ziad Daoud
Introduction:Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen that usually affects critically ill patients. High mortality rates have been associated with MDR A. baumannii infections. Carbapenem resistance among these isolates is increasing worldwide and is associated with certain International Clones (ICs) and oxacillinases (OXAs). Moreover, this organism possesses a wide range of virulence factors, whose expression is not yet fully understood. In this study, clinical A. baumannii isolates are characterized in terms of antibiotic resistance, mechanisms of carbapenem resistance, clonality, and virulence...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830927/observational-clinical-study-on-organ-dysfunction-associated-with-dosing-of-antibiotics-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Sascha Tafelski, Alexander Gratopp, Florian Richter, Sylvia Kramer, Claudia Spies, Klaus D Wernecke, Irit Nachtigall
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are of concern especially in paediatric patients. This study investigates impact of dosing errors of antibiotics on outcome in critically ill paediatric patients. METHODS: Retrospective study including all consecutive patients admitted to one university paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in 2010 with length of PICU stay >24hrs, age <18 years and antibiotic therapy. Antibiotic dosages were evaluated for compliance with recommended dosing individually adapted for bodyweight, age and organ function...
November 10, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815709/stage-directed-therapy-of-pleural-empyema
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REVIEW
Martin Reichert, Matthias Hecker, Biruta Witte, Johannes Bodner, Winfried Padberg, Markus A Weigand, Andreas Hecker
PURPOSE: Intensivists and surgeons are often confronted with critically ill patients suffering from pleural empyema. Due to it' s multifactorial pathogenesis and etiology, medicals should be sensitized to recognize the different stages of the disease. Besides a whole bundle of different established classification systems, the progress of pleural effusions can be subdivided into the early exudative, the intermediate fibropurulent and the late organized phase according to the classification of the American Thoracic Society...
November 4, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778318/oral-hygiene-care-for-critically-ill-patients-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Fang Hua, Huixu Xie, Helen V Worthington, Susan Furness, Qi Zhang, Chunjie Li
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as pneumonia developing in people who have received mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours. VAP is a potentially serious complication in these patients who are already critically ill. Oral hygiene care (OHC), using either a mouthrinse, gel, toothbrush, or combination, together with aspiration of secretions, may reduce the risk of VAP in these patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of oral hygiene care on incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation in hospital intensive care units (ICUs)...
October 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776162/incidence-clinical-outcome-and-risk-factors-of-intensive-care-unit-infections-in-the-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-luth-lagos-nigeria
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Anthony A Iwuafor, Folasade T Ogunsola, Rita O Oladele, Oyin O Oduyebo, Ibironke Desalu, Chukwudi C Egwuatu, Agwu U Nnachi, Comfort N Akujobi, Ita O Ita, Godwin I Ogban
BACKGROUND: Infections are common complications in critically ill patients with associated significant morbidity and mortality. AIM: This study determined the prevalence, risk factors, clinical outcome and microbiological profile of hospital-acquired infections in the intensive care unit of a Nigerian tertiary hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study, patients were recruited and followed up between September 2011 and July 2012 until they were either discharged from the ICU or died...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771302/blurred-lines-dysbiosis-and-probiotics-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Lee E Morrow, Paul Wischmeyer
Clinicians have traditionally dichotomized bacteria as friendly commensals or harmful pathogens. However, the line separating the two has become blurred with the recognition that the intestinal microbiome is a complex entity wherein species can shift sides - from friend to foe and back again - based on crucial factors in their local environment. Significant disruptions in the homeostasis of the microbiome, a phenomenon called 'dysbiosis,' is increasingly associated with a host of untoward effects. Intensive care unit patients are at high risk for dysbiosis given high rates of antibiotic use, acute changes in diet, and the stress of critical illness...
October 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749512/2016-update-for-the-rogers-textbook-of-pediatric-intensive-care-recognition-and-initial-management-of-shock
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Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Niranjan Kissoon
OBJECTIVE: To review important articles in the field of pediatric shock and pediatric septic shock published subsequent to the Fifth Edition of the Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care. DATA SOURCES: The U.S. National Library of Medicine PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) was searched for combination of the term "pediatric" and the following terms: "sepsis, septic shock, shock, antibiotics, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and steroid." The abstract lists generated by these searches were screened for potential inclusion...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741423/treatment-of-patients-with-acute-colonic-diverticulitis-complicated-by-abscess-formation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rasmus Gregersen, Laura Quitzau Mortensen, Jakob Burcharth, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jacob Rosenberg
PURPOSE: This study aimed to systematically review the literature and present the evidence on outcomes after treatment for acute diverticulitis with abscess formation. Secondly, the paper aimed to compare different treatment options. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. Two authors screened the records independently, initially on title and abstract and subsequently on full-text basis. Articles describing patients treated acutely for Hinchey Ib and II were included...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731492/prolonged-administration-of-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-a-comprehensive-review-and-critical-appraisal
#10
Michael Osthoff, Martin Siegemund, Gianmarco Balestra, Mohd Hafiz Abdul-Aziz, Jason A Roberts
Prolonged infusion of β-lactam antibiotics as either extended (over at least 2 hours) or continuous infusion is increasingly applied in intensive care units around the world in an attempt to optimise treatment with this most commonly used class of antibiotics, whose effectiveness is challenged by increasing resistance rates. The pharmacokinetics of β-lactam antibiotics in critically ill patients is profoundly altered secondary to an increased volume of distribution and the presence of altered renal function, including augmented renal clearance...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729010/significance-of-soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-elevation-in-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-with-sepsis
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P E Charles, R Noel, F Massin, J Guy, P E Bollaert, J P Quenot, S Gibot
BACKGROUND: Among septic patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), early recognition of those with the highest risk of death is of paramount importance. Since clinical judgment is sometimes uncertain biomarkers could provide additional information likely to guide critical illness management. We evaluated the prognostic value of soluble Triggering Receptor Expressed by Myeloid cells 1 (sTREM-1), procalcitonin (PCT) and leucocyte surface expression of CD64. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study, which included 190 septic patient admitted to the ICU in two hospitals...
October 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714706/what-s-new-in-multidrug-resistant-pathogens-in-the-icu
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REVIEW
Gabor Zilahi, Antonio Artigas, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
Over the last several decades, antibacterial drug use has become widespread with their misuse being an ever-increasing phenomenon. Consequently, antibacterial drugs have become less effective or even ineffective, resulting in a global health security emergency. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) varies widely among regions and countries. The primary aim of antibiotic stewardship programs is to supervise the three most influential factors contributing to the development and transmission of MDROs, namely: (1) appropriate antibiotic prescribing; (2) early detection and prevention of cross-colonization of MDROs; and (3) elimination of reservoirs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681799/prevention-of-nosocomial-infections-in-critically-ill-patients-with-lactoferrin-prevail-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John Muscedere, David Maslove, John Gordon Boyd, Nicole O'Callaghan, Francois Lamontagne, Steven Reynolds, Martin Albert, Rick Hall, Danielle McGolrick, Xuran Jiang, Andrew G Day
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections remain an important source of morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs in hospitalized patients. This is particularly problematic in intensive care units (ICUs) because of increased patient vulnerability due to the underlying severity of illness and increased susceptibility from utilization of invasive therapeutic and monitoring devices. Lactoferrin (LF) and the products of its breakdown have multiple biological effects, which make its utilization of interest for the prevention of nosocomial infections in the critically ill...
September 29, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568580/effect-of-procalcitonin-testing-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-united-states
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Robert A Balk, Sameer S Kadri, Zhun Cao, Scott B Robinson, Craig Lipkin, Samuel A Bozzette
BACKGROUND: There is a growing use of Procalcitonin (PCT) to facilitate the diagnosis and management of severe sepsis. We investigated the impact of 1-2 PCT determinations on ICU day 1 on healthcare utilization and cost in a large research database. METHODS: A retrospective, propensity score matched multivariable analysis was performed on the Premier Healthcare Database for patients admitted to the ICU with 1-2 PCT evaluations on day 1 of ICU admission versus patients who did not have PCT testing...
August 25, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565453/neutrophil-cd64-expression-as-a-longitudinal-biomarker-for-severe-disease-and-acute-infection-in-critically-ill-patients
#15
E de Jong, D W de Lange, A Beishuizen, P M van de Ven, A R J Girbes, A Huisman
INTRODUCTION: Neutrophilic granulocytes express cluster of differentiation 64 (CD64) antigen upon activation. CD64 can be used as a marker of bacterial infection and sepsis. The goal of this study was to determine whether CD64 is a useful biomarker for critically ill patients and analyze longitudinal measurements with regard to outcome and sepsis severity. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, CD64 analysis was performed daily until discharge from ICU or death...
October 2016: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553752/pharmacokinetics-and-dosing-of-anti-infective-drugs-in-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-review-of-the-current-literature
#16
REVIEW
Jennifer Sherwin, Travis Heath, Kevin Watt
PURPOSE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a cardiopulmonary bypass device that is used to temporarily support the most critically ill of patients with respiratory and/or cardiac failure. Infection and its sequelae may be an indication for ECMO or infections may be acquired while on ECMO and are associated with a mortality >50%. Effective therapy requires optimal dosing. However, optimal dosing can be different in patients on ECMO because the ECMO circuit can alter drug pharmacokinetics...
September 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542315/clinical-epidemiology-treatment-and-prognostic-factors-of-extensively-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Constantinos Tsioutis, Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Spyridon A Karageorgos, Soultana Stratakou, Charalambos Psarologakis, Sofia Kokkini, Achilleas Gikas
Limited data exist regarding prognostic factors and optimal antimicrobial treatment of infections caused by extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDR-AB). This retrospective cohort study included 93 adult patients who developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to XDR-AB in the ICU of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece, from October 2012 to April 2015. XDR-AB isolates were mainly susceptible to colistin (93.5%) and tigecycline (25.8%), whereas 6 (6.5%) were pandrug-resistant...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488086/is-selective-digestive-decontamination-useful-for-critically-ill-patients
#18
Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Thiago Lisboa, Ana Cristina Gales
In this manuscript we review the rationale for using selective digestive decontamination(SDD) in critically ill patients, and its effects on clinical outcomes and rates of infection with antimicrobial resistant microorganisms. SDD consists of the application of non-absorbable antibiotics to the oropharynx and through a nasogastric or nasoenteral tube, in association with a 4-day course of an intravenous third-generation cephalosporin. The enteral component aims at preventing oral and rectal colonization with potentially pathogenic nosocomial aerobic Gram-negative bacilli and yeasts, while preserving normal protective anaerobic enteral flora...
August 2, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464541/-multivariate-analysis-of-blood-culture-positive-rate-of-icu-patients
#19
A P Wu, D Liu, J Chen, X Y Li, H Wang, Y Z An
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors associated with positive results of blood culture and the impact of positive results on the prognosis of patients in ICU of Peking University People's Hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1 008 blood culture results of 379 critical ill adult patients in ICU from July 1st, 2013 to June 30th, 2014. According to blood culture results, the patients were divided into positive and negative groups. The patients' maximal body temperature, sample collection times, number of bottles within 24 hours, routine hematological variables [(white blood cell count (WBC), percentage of neutrophils (NEU%), lymphocyte count (LYM), platelet count (PLT)], serum C-reactive protein (CRP), usage of antibiotics were compared between the two groups, as well as the patients' gender, age, duration of mechanical ventilation, length of ICU stay and hospital mortality rate...
July 19, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444117/an-antibiotic-decision-making-tool-for-patients-with-pneumonia-admitted-to-a-medical-intensive-care-unit
#20
Sheng-Feng Huang, Jung-San Chang, Chau-Chyun Sheu, Yu-Ting Liu, Ying-Chi Lin
Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in medical intensive care units (MICUs). Delayed or inappropriate antibiotic therapy largely increases morbidity and mortality. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) micro-organisms are major reasons for inappropriate antibiotic use. Currently there is no good antibiotic decision-making tool designed for critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to develop a convenient MDR prediction scoring system for patients admitted to MICUs with pneumonia. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using databases and chart reviews of pneumonia patients admitted to a 30-bed MICU from 2012 to 2013...
September 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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