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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773677/the-relative-resistance-of-children-to-sepsis-mortality-from-pathways-to-drug-candidates
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Rose B Joachim, Gabriel M Altschuler, John N Hutchinson, Hector R Wong, Winston A Hide, Lester Kobzik
Attempts to develop drugs that address sepsis based on leads developed in animal models have failed. We sought to identify leads based on human data by exploiting a natural experiment: the relative resistance of children to mortality from severe infections and sepsis. Using public datasets, we identified key differences in pathway activity (Pathprint) in blood transcriptome profiles of septic adults and children. To find drugs that could promote beneficial (child) pathways or inhibit harmful (adult) ones, we built an in silico pathway drug network (PDN) using expression correlation between drug, disease, and pathway gene signatures across 58,475 microarrays...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771353/predictors-for-identifying-burn-sepsis-and-performance-versus-existing-criteria
#2
David M Hill, Matthew D Percy, Sai R Velamuri, Julio Lanfranco, Ivan Romero Legro, Scott E Sinclair, William L Hickerson
Sepsis is the largest cause of mortality in thermally injured patients. Traditional SIRS criteria do not aid diagnosis of sepsis in burn centers. Studies have attempted identification of the best indicators of sepsis in the thermal injured patient, but predictive variables are inconsistent across the various studies. Currently, consensus guidelines lack evidential support as to which patients will benefit most from prompt antimicrobial therapy. The purpose of our study was to evaluate novel diagnostic parameters for thermal injured patients with known sepsis and compare these parameters with existing diagnostic criteria...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769838/selected-biomarkers-correlate-with-the-origin-and-severity-of-sepsis
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Michal Holub, Olga Džupová, Michaela Růžková, Alžběta Stráníková, Eva Bartáková, Jan Máca, Jiří Beneš, Heiko Herwald, Ondřej Beran
The microbial etiology and source of sepsis influence the inflammatory response. Therefore, the plasma levels of cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10), chemokines (CCL2/MCP-1, MIP-1 β ), heparin-binding protein (HBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), and cortisol were analyzed in blood from septic patients obtained during the first 96 hours of intensive care unit hospitalization. The etiology was established in 56 out of a total of 62 patients enrolled in the study. Plasma concentrations of MCP-1, sCD14, IL-6, and IL-10 were significantly higher in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP; n = 10) and infective endocarditis (IE; n = 11) compared to those with bacterial meningitis (BM; n = 18)...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769380/pneumococcal-metabolic-adaptation-and-colonization-are-regulated-by-the-two-component-regulatory-system-08
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Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Gustavo Gámez, Stephanie Hirschmann, Viktor Kluger, Hermann Rath, Sebastian Böhm, Franziska Voss, Niamatullah Kakar, Lothar Petruschka, Uwe Völker, Reinhold Brückner, Ulrike Mäder, Sven Hammerschmidt
Streptococcus pneumoniae two-component regulatory systems (TCS) enable adaptation and ensure its maintenance in host environments. This study deciphers the impact of TCS08 on pneumococcal gene expression and its role in metabolic and pathophysiological processes. Transcriptome analysis and real-time PCR demonstrated a regulatory effect of TCS08 on genes involved mainly in environmental information processing, intermediary metabolism, and colonization by S. pneumoniae D39 and TIGR4. Striking examples are genes for fatty acid biosynthesis, genes of the arginine deiminase system, and the psa operon encoding the manganese ABC transport system...
June 27, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768465/stopping-the-effective-non-fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-at-day-7-vs-continuing-until-day-14-in-adults-with-acute-pyelonephritis-requiring-hospitalization-a-randomized-non-inferiority-trial
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Pavankumar Rudrabhatla, Surendran Deepanjali, Jharna Mandal, Rathinam Palamalai Swaminathan, Tamilarasu Kadhiravan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether stopping the effective antibiotic treatment following clinical improvement at Day 7 (Truncated treatment) would be non-inferior to continued treatment until Day 14 (Continued treatment) in patients with acute pyelonephritis (APN) requiring hospitalization treated with non-fluoroquinolone (non-FQ) antibiotics. METHODS: Hospitalized adult men and non-pregnant women with culture-confirmed APN were eligible for participation after they had clinically improved following empirical or culture-guided treatment with intravenous non-FQ antibiotic(s)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768249/detection-of-cytomegalovirus-in-saliva-from-infants-undergoing-sepsis-evaluation-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-the-virion-c-study
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Andrea Ronchi, Christopher P Ouellette, Asuncion Mejías, Douglas Salamon, Amy Leber, Lorenza Pugni, Fabio Mosca, Pablo J Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) among infants evaluated for late-onset sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: This study was a prospective cohort study. RESULTS: During the 13-month study, 84 infants underwent 116 sepsis evaluations, and CMV DNA was detected in saliva in three (4%) infants (median: gestational age 28 weeks, birth weight 950 g), representing 5% (n=6) of all sepsis evaluations...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768131/a-new-scoring-system-to-predict-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-china
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Jinjian Huang, Jianan Ren, Luise Brakert, Jiao Jiao, Qinjie Liu, Gefei Wang, Xiuwen Wu, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: This purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of blood stream infections (BSIs) on the prognosis of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and to make predictions based on patients' characteristics on admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred eighty-seven patients with complicated IAI in 2014 and 2015 were included in our retrospective analysis, except for those diagnosed with central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs)...
May 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766208/-adequate-anti-infective-treatment-importance-of-individual-dosing-and-application
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A Brinkmann, A C Röhr, A Köberer, T Fuchs, W A Krüger, C König, D Richter, M A Weigand, O R Frey
Sepsis-induced changes in pharmacokinetic parameters are a well-known problem in intensive care medicine. Dosing of antibiotics in this setting is therefore challenging. Alterations to the substance-specific kinetics of anti-infective substances have an effect on the distribution and excretion processes in the body. Increased clearance and an increased distribution volume (Vd ) and particularly compromized organ function with reduced antibiotic elimination are often encountered in patients with sepsis. Renal replacement treatment, which is frequently used in intensive care medicine, represents a substantial intervention in this system...
May 15, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766132/red-cell-distribution-width-predicts-out-of-hospital-outcomes-in-critically-ill-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Joaquim Michael Havens, Anupamaa J Seshadri, Ali Salim, Kenneth B Christopher
Introduction: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with mortality and bloodstream infection risk in critically ill patients. We hypothesized that an increase in RDW at hospital discharge in critically ill patients who received emergency general surgery (EGS) would be associated with increased mortality after hospital discharge. Methods: We performed a two-center observational study of patients treated in medical and surgical intensive care units. We studied 1567 patients, who received critical care between 1998 and 2012 who underwent EGS and survived hospitalization...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765151/apatorsen-plus-docetaxel-versus-docetaxel-alone-in-platinum-resistant-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-borealis-2
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Jonathan E Rosenberg, Noah M Hahn, Meredith M Regan, Lillian Werner, Ajjai Alva, Saby George, Joel Picus, Robert Alter, Arjun Balar, Jean Hoffman-Censits, Petros Grivas, Richard Lauer, Elizabeth A Guancial, Christopher Hoimes, Guru Sonpavde, Constantine Albany, Mark N Stein, Tim Breen, Cindy Jacobs, Kirsten Anderson, Joaquim Bellmunt, Aly-Khan A Lalani, Sumanta Pal, Toni K Choueiri
BACKGROUND: A randomised study to assess the addition of apatorsen, an antisense oligonucleotide that inhibits Hsp27 expression, to docetaxel in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) relapsed after prior platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS: Multicentre, phase II study with 1:1 randomisation to apatorsen (three loading doses at 600 mg intravenous followed by weekly doses) plus docetaxel (75 mg/m2 intravenous every 21 days) (A/D) or docetaxel alone...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764558/-progress-of-epidemiology-and-outcome-for-sepsis
#11
Xiaoli He, Deyuan Li, Lina Qiao, Yan Kang
Sepsis is an uncontrolled host's response to infection and leads to life-threatening organ dysfunction. Traditional prognostic indicators for short-term mortality, such as intensive care unit (ICU) mortality, hospital mortality, cannot reveal the real and final outcome of sepsis patients. Sepsis patients remain high mortality even several years after hospital discharge, at the same time the quality of life, and the cognitive function were also damaged at varying degrees. Nowadays, studies about long-term quality of life for sepsis were still sparse and further study was still needed...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764273/the-association-between-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-scores-and-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis-during-the-first-week-the-jseptic-dic-study
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Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Kyohei Miyamoto, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiya Kato, Mineji Hayakawa
OBJECTIVE: Predicting prognosis is a complex process, particularly in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores for individual organs during the first week of admission and the in-hospital mortality in patients with sepsis. METHODS: This study was a post hoc evaluation of the Japan Septic Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation study and included patients admitted to 42 intensive care units in Japan for severe sepsis or septic shock, between January 2011 and December 2013...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764255/knot-positioning-during-mcdonald-cervical-cerclage-does-it-make-a-difference-a-cohort-study
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Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Heba Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of McDonald cerclage knot position on the different maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This historical cohort study included women with singleton pregnancy who had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage between 1 May 2010 and 31 September 2017. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were compared between the anterior and posterior knot cerclage procedures. The primary outcome measure was the rate of term birth. RESULTS: 550 Women had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage, 306 with anterior knot (Group A) and 244 with posterior knot (Group B)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763894/the-understanding-and-management-of-organism-toxicity-in-septic-shock
#14
Kelly Roveran Genga, Tadanaga Shimada, John H Boyd, Keith R Walley, James A Russell
The toxicity caused by different organisms in septic shock is substantially complex and characterized by an intricate pathogenicity that involves several systems and pathways. Immune cells' pattern recognition receptors initiate the host response to pathogens after the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns. In essence, the subsequent activation of downstream pathways may progress to infection resolution or to a dysregulated host response that represents the hallmark of organ injury in septic shock...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763777/incorporation-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-into-morning-round-is-associated-with-improvement-in-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
#15
Zhonghua Chen, Yucai Hong, Junru Dai, Lifeng Xing
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been widely used in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, it is largely unknown whether the use of POCUS is associated with improved patient-important outcomes. The study aimed to investigate whether incorporation of POCUS during morning round on a routine basis was able to improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN: It was a prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary care emergency intensive care unit...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763753/a-prospective-study-of-cancer-survivors-and-risk-of-sepsis-within-the-regards-cohort
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Justin Xavier Moore, Tomi Akinyemiju, Alfred Bartolucci, Henry E Wang, John Waterbor, Russell Griffin
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized cancer patients are nearly 10 times more likely to develop sepsis when compared to patients with no cancer history. We compared the risk of sepsis between cancer survivors and no cancer history participants, and examined whether race was an effect modifier. METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis of data from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort. We categorized participants as "cancer survivors" or "no cancer history" derived from self-reported responses of being diagnosed with any cancer, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer...
May 11, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763469/rapid-diagnosis-of-bloodstream-infections-in-the-critically-ill-evaluation-of-the-broad-range-pcr-esi-ms-technology
#17
Martina Tassinari, Silvia Zannoli, Patrizia Farabegoli, Maria Federica Pedna, Anna Pierro, Antonio Mastroianni, Riccardo Fontan, Luciano Luongo, Giuseppe Sarnataro, Elisa Menegatti, Assunta Caruso, Vittorio Sambri
Bloodstream infection (BSI) and associated sepsis represent a major source of mortality in industrialized countries. Prompt treatment with targeted antibiotics affects both the financial impact and the clinical outcome of BSI: every hour gained in initiating the correct antimicrobial therapy significantly increases the probability of patient survival. However, the current standard-of-care, which depends on blood culture-based diagnosis, are often unable to provide such a fast response. Fast and sensitive molecular techniques for the detection of sepsis-related pathogens from primary blood samples are strongly needed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762662/national-costs-associated-with-methicillin-susceptible-and-methicillin-resistant-s-aureus-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-2010-2014
#18
Eili Y Klein, Wendi Jiang, Nestor Mojica, Katie K Tseng, Ryan McNeill, Sara E Cosgrove, Trish M Perl
Background: Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been associated with worse patient outcomes and higher costs of care than susceptible (MSSA) infections. However, the healthcare landscape has changed since prior studies found these differences, including widespread dissemination of community-associated strains of MRSA. Our objective was to provide updated estimates of the excess costs of resistant S. aureus infections. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis using data from the National Inpatient Sample from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the years 2010 to 2014...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762011/strategies-toward-organic-carbon-monoxide-prodrugs
#19
Xingyue Ji, Binghe Wang
Carbon monoxide is widely acknowledged as an important gasotransmitter in the mammalian system with importance on par with that of nitric oxide. It has also been firmly established as a potential therapeutic agent with a wide range of indications including organ transplantation, cancer, bacterial infection, and inflammation-related conditions such as colitis and sepsis. One major issue in developing CO based therapeutics is its delivery in a pharmaceutically acceptable form. Currently, there are generally five forms of deliveries: inhaled CO, photosensitive CO-releasing molecules, encapsulated CO, CO dissolved in drinks, and molecules that would release CO under physiological conditions without the need for light...
May 15, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761674/screening-arab-israeli-pregnant-women-for-group-b-streptococcus-by-the-amplivue-gbs-assay-are-the-rates-higher-than-the-national-average
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Marwan Hakim, Adel Jabour, Miriam Anton, Meggie Hakim, Sahar Kheirallah
BACKGROUND: The recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding universal screening for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) at 35-37 weeks gestational age in pregnancy is not accepted in Israel. The National Council for Obstetrics, Neonatology and Genetics recommends intrapartum prophylaxis, mainly based on risk factors, to prevent early neonatal GBS infection. This policy is based on past studies demonstrating low colonization rates of the bacteria in Israeli pregnant women and very low neonatal sepsis rates...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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