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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924310/use-of-corticosteroids-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-perspective-from-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
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Naveen G S Chandra, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Barkur A Shastry, Shashaank Vallabhajosyula, Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula, Kavita Saravu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) causes overwhelming inflammation, which serves as a potential target for corticosteroids. Despite extensive Western literature, there are no Indian studies evaluating steroids in ARDS. METHODS: This was a retrospective study at an Indian intensive care unit (ICU) on ARDS patients. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and imaging parameters were collected. Patients were divided into cohorts based on steroid use, and some received high-dose (2 mg/kg/day), whereas others received low-dose (1 mg/kg/day) steroids...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919614/use-of-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-apache-ii-and-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-for-assessment-of-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-in-icu
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A Q Huda, M R Karim, M A Mahmud, M S Islam, M F Haque, M R Islam, M A Hossain
Critically ill patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) need highest level of monitoring, intense nursing care and integrated management which are very expensive and consume significant part of hospital resources. Prediction of outcome from disease has become an essential component of health science. So, various scoring systems have been developed to predict outcome of critically ill patients in ICU. There is no perfect model of severity score to predict ICU mortality. Search for new system is still remaining as continuous efforts to find the best model to get accurate information about the prognosis and outcome of critically ill patients...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916371/ramucirumab-plus-docetaxel-versus-placebo-plus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-based-therapy-range-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Daniel P Petrylak, Ronald de Wit, Kim N Chi, Alexandra Drakaki, Cora N Sternberg, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Daniel Castellano, Syed Hussain, Aude Fléchon, Aristotelis Bamias, Evan Y Yu, Michiel S van der Heijden, Nobuaki Matsubara, Boris Alekseev, Andrea Necchi, Lajos Géczi, Yen-Chuan Ou, Hasan Senol Coskun, Wen-Pin Su, Miriam Hegemann, Ivor J Percent, Jae-Lyun Lee, Marcello Tucci, Andrey Semenov, Fredrik Laestadius, Avivit Peer, Giampaolo Tortora, Sufia Safina, Xavier Garcia Del Muro, Alejo Rodriguez-Vida, Irfan Cicin, Hakan Harputluoglu, Ryan C Widau, Astra M Liepa, Richard A Walgren, Oday Hamid, Annamaria H Zimmermann, Katherine M Bell-McGuinn, Thomas Powles
BACKGROUND: Few treatments with a distinct mechanism of action are available for patients with platinum-refractory advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma. We assessed the efficacy and safety of treatment with docetaxel plus either ramucirumab-a human IgG1 VEGFR-2 antagonist-or placebo in this patient population. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial in patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who progressed during or after platinum-based chemotherapy...
September 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916120/does-early-and-appropriate-antibiotic-administration-improve-mortality-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Robert Sherwin, Michael E Winters, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain significant public health concerns. Appropriate emergency department management includes early recognition, hemodynamic resuscitation, source control, and prompt antibiotic administration. Current international guidelines strongly recommend administration of early and appropriate antibiotics for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Interestingly, a recent Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to provide a similar recommendation on antibiotic administration...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906286/serial-daily-organ-failure-assessment-beyond-icu-day-5-does-not-independently-add-precision-to-icu-risk-of-death-prediction
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Andre L Holder, Elizabeth Overton, Peter Lyu, Jordan A Kempker, Shamim Nemati, Fereshteh Razmi, Greg S Martin, Timothy G Buchman, David J Murphy
OBJECTIVES: To identify circumstances in which repeated measures of organ failure would improve mortality prediction in ICU patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study, with external validation in a deidentified ICU database. SETTING: Eleven ICUs in three university hospitals within an academic healthcare system in 2014. PATIENTS: Adults (18 yr old or older) who satisfied the following criteria: 1) two of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria plus an ordered blood culture, all within 24 hours of hospital admission; and 2) ICU admission for at least 2 calendar days, within 72 hours of emergency department presentation...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903154/incidence-and-trends-of-sepsis-in-us-hospitals-using-clinical-vs-claims-data-2009-2014
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Chanu Rhee, Raymund Dantes, Lauren Epstein, David J Murphy, Christopher W Seymour, Theodore J Iwashyna, Sameer S Kadri, Derek C Angus, Robert L Danner, Anthony E Fiore, John A Jernigan, Greg S Martin, Edward Septimus, David K Warren, Anita Karcz, Christina Chan, John T Menchaca, Rui Wang, Susan Gruber, Michael Klompas
Importance: Estimates from claims-based analyses suggest that the incidence of sepsis is increasing and mortality rates from sepsis are decreasing. However, estimates from claims data may lack clinical fidelity and can be affected by changing diagnosis and coding practices over time. Objective: To estimate the US national incidence of sepsis and trends using detailed clinical data from the electronic health record (EHR) systems of diverse hospitals. Design, Setting, and Population: Retrospective cohort study of adult patients admitted to 409 academic, community, and federal hospitals from 2009-2014...
September 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901344/-who-gloss-a-global-study-to-promote-the-reduction-of-preventable-maternal-and-neonatal-deaths-related-to-sepsis
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Paola D'Aloja, Ilaria Lega, Alice Maraschini, Serena Donati
The study aims to promote the reduction of preventable maternal and neonatal deaths related to sepsis worldwide. To achieve this goal, the study will test new WHO criteria for early identification of maternal sepsis across both low and high resource settings, describe and analyze the frequency and outcomes of suspected or confirmed maternal sepsis for mothers and infants. Additionally, in the European participating countries, the study will describe the patterns of anti-microbial usage amongst women with suspected maternal sepsis, explore migration status amongst women with possible severe maternal infection and describe any variations in their management...
September 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894682/frailty-is-predictive-of-adverse-postoperative-events-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-fusion
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Dante M Leven, Nathan J Lee, Jun S Kim, Parth Kothari, Jeremy Steinberger, Javier Guzman, Branko Skovrlj, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the modified frailty index (mFI) as a predictor of adverse postoperative events following posterior lumbar fusion. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database including all adult patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion between 2005 and 2012...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894043/immune-disorders-in-sepsis-and-their-treatment-as-a-significant-problem-of-modern-intensive-care
#9
Lidia Łysenko, Patrycja Leśnik, Kamil Nelke, Hanna Gerber
Despite the great advances in the treatment of sepsis over the past 20 years, sepsis remains the main cause of death in intensive care units. In the context of new possibilities of treating sepsis, a comprehensive response of the immune system to the infection, immunosuppression, in particular, has in recent years gained considerable interest. There is vast evidence pointing to the correlation between comorbid immunosuppression and an increased risk of recurrent infections and death. Immune disorders may impact the clinical course of sepsis...
August 22, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893488/-clinical-criteria-for-pathogen-bacteria-in-term-newborn-suspected-of-neonatal-sepsis
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A Glusko-Charlet, C Fontaine, M Raucy, L Barcat, A Lahana, R Erbani, G Poirie, G Kongolo, M Diouf, A Leke, J Gondry, P Tourneux
BACKGROUND: Neonatal early onset sepsis (EOS) remains an important etiology of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is difficult due to a lack of sensitivity and specificity markers. In France, the management of newborn infants suspected of infection includes the analysis of gastric suction. The objective of the study was to identify early clinical signs in newborn infants with suspected neonatal sepsis to differentiate a likely infection with pathogen bacteria in the gastric suction culture (Streptococcus agalactiae or Escherichia coli) from a possible infection without such pathogen bacteria...
September 8, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893233/clinical-characteristics-of-adrenal-crisis-in-adult-population-with-and-without-predisposing-chronic-adrenal-insufficiency-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Masahiro Iwasaku, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Kimihiko Kimachi, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Adrenal crisis (AC) occurs in various clinical conditions but previous epidemiological studies in AC are limited to chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of AC patients, including predisposing diseases and to describe candidate risk factors for AC such as comorbidities and glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a claims database on 7.4 million patients from 145 acute care hospitals between January 1, 2003 and April 30, 2014...
September 11, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891032/the-need-for-unique-risk-adjustment-for-surgical-site-infections-at-a-high-volume-tertiary-care-center-with-inherent-high-risk-colorectal-procedures
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E Gorgun, C Benlice, J Hammel, T Hull, L Stocchi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to create a unique risk adjustment model for surgical site infection (SSI) in patients who underwent colorectal surgery (CRS) at the Cleveland Clinic (CC) with inherent high risk factors by using a nationwide database. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried to identify patients who underwent CRS between 2005 and 2010. Initially, CC cases were identified from all NSQIP data according to case identifier and separated from the other NSQIP centers...
September 11, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889100/role-of-admission-troponin-t-and-serial-troponin-t-testing-in-predicting-outcomes-in-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Ankit Sakhuja, Jeffrey B Geske, Mukesh Kumar, Joseph T Poterucha, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Allan S Jaffe, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Troponin-T elevation is seen commonly in sepsis and septic shock patients admitted to the intensive care unit. We sought to evaluate the role of admission and serial troponin-T testing in the prognostication of these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective cohort study from 2007 to 2014 on patients admitted to the intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic with severe sepsis and septic shock. Elevated admission troponin-T and significant delta troponin-T were defined as ≥0...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885400/internal-validation-of-the-sepsis-in-obstetrics-score-to-identify-risk-of-morbidity-from-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Catherine M Albright, Phinnara Has, Dwight J Rouse, Brenna L Hughes
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively validate the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score, a pregnancy-specific sepsis scoring system, to identify risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission for sepsis in pregnancy. METHODS: This is a prospective validation study of the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score. The primary outcome was admission to the ICU for sepsis. Secondary outcomes included admission to a telemetry unit and time to administration of antibiotic therapy. We evaluated test characteristics of a predetermined score of 6 or greater...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884343/prognostic-impact-of-isolated-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-an-8-year-historical-cohort-study
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Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mukesh Kumar, Govind Pandompatam, Ankit Sakhuja, Rahul Kashyap, Kianoush Kashani, Ognjen Gajic, Jeffrey B Geske, Jacob C Jentzer
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic myocardial dysfunction is reported commonly in sepsis and septic shock, but there are limited data on sepsis-related right ventricular dysfunction. This study sought to evaluate the association of right ventricular dysfunction with clinical outcomes in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: Historical cohort study of adult patients admitted to all intensive care units at the Mayo Clinic from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2014 for severe sepsis and septic shock, who had an echocardiogram performed within 72 h of admission...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884304/cell-cycle-arrest-biomarkers-in-urine-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-in-septic-and-non-septic-critically-ill-patients
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M Cuartero, J Ballús, J Sabater, X Pérez, N Nin, J Ordonez-Llanos, A J Betbesé
PURPOSE: To analyse the usefulness of the composite index of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) as urinary biomarkers for the early prediction of AKI in septic and non-septic patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study including patients admitted to ICU from acute care departments and hospital length of stay <48 h. The main exclusion criteria were pre-existing eGFR <30 mL/min/1...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882016/new-sepsis-criteria-do-they-replace-or-complement-what-is-known-in-the-approach-to-the-infectious-patient
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REVIEW
J González Del Castillo, C Clemente, F J Candel, F J Martín-Sánchez
There have recently been profound changes in both the definitions of sepsis and septic shock and the diagnostic criteria established for daily clinical practice. In addition, a new screening tool known as qSOFA has been introduced to identify patients at risk of a poor short-term outcome. This score has been accompanied by some controversy due to presenting a lower sensitivity than the systemic inflammatory response criteria previously used to identify such patients. In this article, we shall summarise and analyse the most important recently published studies in relation to these new criteria...
September 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881261/cardiorenal-syndrome-in-sepsis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Aditya Kotecha, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Hongchuan H Coville, Kianoush Kashani
Multi-organ dysfunction is seen in nearly 40-60% of all patients presenting with sepsis, including renal and cardiac dysfunction. Cardiorenal syndrome type-5 reflects concomitant cardiac and renal dysfunction secondary to a systemic condition that primarily affects both organs, such as sepsis. There are limited data on the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical implications of cardiorenal syndrome in sepsis. Cardiac dysfunction and injury can be measured with cardiac biomarkers, echocardiographic dysfunction, and hemodynamic parameters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880689/prodromal-signs-and-symptoms-of-serious-infections-with-tocilizumab-treatment-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-text-mining-of-the-japanese-postmarketing-adverse-event-reporting-database
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Tatsuya Atsumi, Yoshiaki Ando, Shinichi Matsuda, Shiho Tomizawa, Riwa Tanaka, Nobuhiro Takagi, Ayako Nakasone
OBJECTIVE: To search for signs and symptoms before serious infection (SI) occurs in tocilizumab (TCZ)-treated rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: Individual case safety reports, including structured (age, sex, adverse event [AE]) and unstructured (clinical narratives) data, were analyzed by automated text mining from a Japanese post-marketing AE-reporting database (16 April 2008-10 April 2015) assuming the following: treated in Japan; TCZ RA treatment; ≥1 SI; unable to exclude causality between TCZ and SIs...
September 7, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877132/parameters-for-ordering-blood-cultures-in-major-burn-injury-patients-improving-clinical-assessment
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James D Vargo, Jacob N Grow, Susan Yang, Abby Bernard, Niaman Nazir, Dhaval Bhavsar
Hypermetabolic and catabolic states in large TBSA burns lead to higher basal body temperature and tachycardia. These metabolic changes complicate the diagnosis of bacteremia and sepsis. Current indications for obtaining blood cultures (BCs) in this population are poorly described and nonstandardized. Fever, leukocytosis, and lactic acidosis are common during sepsis. This study aims to identify limits of these parameters with the highest rates of bacteremia. A retrospective review was performed for burn patients with > 20% TBSA between January 2009 and June 2011...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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