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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542440/plasma-kallistatin-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#1
Wei-Chieh Lin, Chang-Wen Chen, Lee Chao, Julie Chao, Yee-Shin Lin
Kallistatin, an endogenous serine proteinase inhibitor, is protective against sepsis in animal models. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma concentration of kallistatin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe sepsis and septic shock and to determine their potential correlation with disease severity and outcomes. We enrolled 86 ICU patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Their plasma concentrations of kallistatin, kallikrein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534038/analysis-of-mitochondrial-transfer-in-direct-co-cultures-of-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages-mdm-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-msc
#2
Megan V Jackson, Anna D Krasnodembskaya
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are adult stem cells which have been shown to improve survival, enhance bacterial clearance and alleviate inflammation in pre-clinical models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. These diseases are characterised by uncontrolled inflammation often underpinned by bacterial infection. The mechanisms of MSC immunomodulatory effects are not fully understood yet. We sought to investigate MSC cell contact-dependent communication with alveolar macrophages (AM), professional phagocytes which play an important role in the lung inflammatory responses and anti-bacterial defence...
May 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
#3
Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526233/keratinocyte-growth-factor-for-the-treatment-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-kare-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
#4
Daniel F McAuley, Lj Mark Cross, Umar Hamid, Evie Gardner, J Stuart Elborn, Kathy M Cullen, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael A Matthay, Cecilia M O'Kane
BACKGROUND: Data from in-vitro, animal, and human lung injury models suggest that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) might be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of KGF in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We did a double-blind, allocation concealed, randomised, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial in two intensive care units in the UK, involving patients fulfilling the American-European Consensus Conference Definition of ARDS...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486866/the-predictive-value-of-coefficient-of-pct-%C3%A3-bg-for-anastomotic-leak-in-esophageal-carcinoma-patients-with-ards-after-esophagectomy
#5
Huan Li, Daofeng Wang, Wenxiao Wei, Lamei Ouyang, Ning Lou
Anastomotic leak was a potentially severe life-threatening complication of esophagectomy, which drew attention in consequence of progressive dyspnea until acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to the early asymptomatic presentation. Respiratory failure, caused by ARDS as the severe presentation of anastomotic leak, is the most common organ failure. CRP (C-reactive protein), procalcitonin (PCT), and Blood G (BG) test are the sensitivity markers for inflammatory, sepsis, and fungemia, respectively. Early recognition and intervention treatment of anastomotic leak may alleviate complication and improve outcome...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485324/a-novel-porcine-model-of-septic-shock-induced-by-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-due-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#6
Shuo Wang, Jun-Yu Wang, Tao Wang, Chen-Chen Hang, Rui Shao, Chun-Sheng Li
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the main causes of mortality in critically ill patients following progression to septic shock. To investigate the pathophysiologic changes of sepsis, we developed a novel porcine model of septic shock induced by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) pneumonia. METHODS: Twenty-six male Landraces (Lvyuanweiye, Beijing, China) weighing 30 ± 2 kg were divided into four groups: sham group (SH; n = 5); cotton smoke inhalation group (SM; n = 6); MRSA pneumonia group (MR; n = 6); and septic shock group with cotton smoke inhalation + MRSA pneumonia (SS; n = 9)...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484089/xenogeneic-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reduce-mortality-in-rats-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-complicated-by-sepsis
#7
Fan-Yen Lee, Kuan-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Pei-Hsun Sung, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Sheng-Ying Chung, Yung-Lung Chen, Hung-I Lu, Sheung-Fat Ko, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that xenogeneic human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell (HUCDMSC) therapy would improve survival rates in rats with acute respiratory distress-syndrome (ARDS, induction by 48 h inhalation of 100% oxygen) and sepsis-syndrome (SS, induction by cecal-ligation and puncture) (ARDS-SS). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats were categorized into group 1 (sham-controls), group 2 (ARDS-SS), group 3 [ARDS-SS+HUCDMSC (1.2 x106 cells administered 1 h after SS-induction)], and group 4 [ARDS-SS+HUCDMSC (1...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464844/pulmonary-strongyloidiasis-assessment-between-manifestation-and-radiological-findings-in-16-severe-strongyloidiasis-cases
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Daijiro Nabeya, Shusaku Haranaga, Gretchen Lynn Parrott, Takeshi Kinjo, Saifun Nahar, Teruhisa Tanaka, Tetsuo Hirata, Akira Hokama, Masao Tateyama, Jiro Fujita
BACKGROUND: Strongyloidiasis is a chronic parasitic infection caused by Strongyloides stercoralis. Severe cases such as, hyperinfection syndrome (HS) and disseminated strongyloidiasis (DS), can involve pulmonary manifestations. These manifestations frequently aid the diagnosis of strongyloidiasis. Here, we present the pulmonary manifestations and radiological findings of severe strongyloidiasis. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2014, all patients diagnosed with severe strongyloidiasis at the University of the Ryukyus Hospital or affiliated hospitals in Okinawa, Japan, were included in this retrospective study...
May 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459729/trends-and-outcomes-of-early-versus-late-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-nationwide-population-based-study
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Rabail Chaudhry, Naveen Kukreja, Alex Tse, Greesha Pednekar, Anas Mouchli, Linda Young, Oksana Didyuk, Robert C Wegner, Navneet Grewal, George W Williams
BACKGROUND: Oral intake for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients is often not an option because of facial trauma, swallowing dysfunctions, altered consciousness, etc. These patients often require percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement for nutrition support. To date, there is lack of studies examining the relationship between the timing of PEG placement and patient outcome in the TBI group. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study in a retrospective cohort of TBI patients undergoing PEG, using the national inpatient sample for years 2011 to 2013...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455780/increase-of-circulating-endocan-over-sepsis-follow-up-is-associated-with-progression-into-organ-dysfunction
#10
A Ioakeimidou, E Pagalou, M Kontogiorgi, E Antoniadou, K Kaziani, K Psaroulis, E J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, A Prekates, N Antonakos, P Lassale, C Gogos
How circulating inflammatory mediators change upon sepsis progression has not been studied. We studied the follow-up changes of circulating vasoactive peptides and cytokines until the improvement or the worsening of a patient and progression into specific organ dysfunctions. In a prospective study, concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, IL-10, interferon-gamma (IFNγ), endocan and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) were measured in serum by an enzyme immunoassay in 175 patients at baseline; this was repeated within 24 h upon progression into new organ dysfunction (n = 141) or improvement (n = 34)...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452877/incompatible-type-a-plasma-transfusion-in-patients-requiring-massive-transfusion-protocol-outcomes-of-an-east-multicenter-study
#11
W Tait Stevens, Bryan C Morse, Andrew Bernard, Dan Davenport, Valerie G Sams, Michael Goodman, Russell Dumire, Matt Carrick, Patrick McCarthy, James R Stubbs, Timothy Pritts, Christopher J Dente, Xian Luo-Owen, Jason Gregory, David Turay, Dina Gomaa, Juan C Quispe, Caitlin A Fitzgerald, Nadeem Haddad, Asad Choudhry, Jose Quesada, Martin D Zielinski
With a relative shortage of type AB plasma, many centers have converted to type A plasma for resuscitation of patients whose blood type is unknown. The goal of this study is to determine outcomes for trauma patients who received incompatible plasma transfusions as part of a massive transfusion protocol (MTP). METHODS: As part of an EAST multi-institutional trial, registry and blood bank data were collected from 8 trauma centers for trauma patients (age ≥ 15 years) receiving emergency release plasma transfusions as part of MTPs from January 2012 - August 2016...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449491/characteristics-and-provision-of-care-of-patients-with-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-descriptive-findings-from-the-dacapo-cohort-baseline-and-comparison-with-international-findings
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Frank Dodoo-Schittko, Susanne Brandstetter, Magdalena Brandl, Sebastian Blecha, Michael Quintel, Steffen Weber-Carstens, Stefan Kluge, Patrick Meybohm, Caroline Rolfes, Björn Ellger, Friedhelm Bach, Tobias Welte, Thomas Muders, Kathrin Thomann-Hackner, Thomas Bein, Christian Apfelbacher
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics and real world life circumstances of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) patient populations. This knowledge is essential for transferring evidence-based therapy into routine healthcare. The aim of this study was to report socio-demographic and clinical characteristics in an unselected population of ARDS patients and to compare these results to findings from other large ARDS cohorts. METHODS: A German based cross-sectional observational study was carried out...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444079/use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-due-to-accidental-chlorine-inhalation-a-case-report
#13
Adriano Medina Matos, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Mauro Martins Lippi, Rodrigo Ryoji Takatani, Wilson de Oliveira
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is characterized by diffuse inflammatory lung injury and is classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Clinically, hypoxemia, bilateral opacities in lung images, and decreased pulmonary compliance are observed. Sepsis is one of the most prevalent causes of this condition (30 - 50%). Among the direct causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome, chlorine inhalation is an uncommon cause, generating mucosal and airway irritation in most cases. We present a case of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after accidental inhalation of chlorine in a swimming pool, with noninvasive ventilation used as a treatment with good response in this case...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424688/antimicrobial-activity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-current-status-and-new-perspectives-of-antimicrobial-peptide-based-therapies
#14
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Francisca Alcayaga-Miranda, Jimena Cuenca, Maroun Khoury
While mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-based therapy appears to be promising, there are concerns regarding possible side effects related to the unwanted suppression of antimicrobial immunity leading to an increased risk of infection. Conversely, recent data show that MSCs exert strong antimicrobial effects through indirect and direct mechanisms, partially mediated by the secretion of antimicrobial peptides and proteins (AMPs). In fact, MSCs have been reported to increase bacterial clearance in preclinical models of sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and cystic fibrosis-related infections...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424322/kaposi-sarcoma-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-a-rare-but-potentially-treatable-condition
#15
Michael Karass, Emily Grossniklaus, Talal Seoud, Sanjay Jain, Daniel A Goldstein
Kaposi sarcoma inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS) is a newly-described condition affecting individuals who are HIV-positive and are infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). This is a syndrome that in some ways mimics severe sepsis with associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, possibly requiring a ventilator and vasopressor support. However, unlike severe sepsis, antibiotics provide no benefit. Management of KICS has not been fully elucidated because of its high mortality rate. However, the syndrome has been successfully treated in some cases with immunomodulatory therapy...
May 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424124/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-incidence-but-not-mortality-has-decreased-nationwide-a-national-trauma-data-bank-study
#16
Michael Fahr, Glenn Jones, Hollis O'Neal, Juan Duchesne, Danielle Tatum
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) incidence is reported to have decreased in recent years. However, no large-scale study to date has exclusively examined ARDS in the critically injured. We sought to examine the national incidence of ARDS and its associated outcomes exclusively in adult trauma patients. The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) was queried to evaluate the incidence of ARDS and associated outcomes over a 6-year study period (2007-2012). Included patients were ≥18 years old, with at least one ventilator day, and complications recorded...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418697/a-two-biomarker-model-predicts-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-with-sepsis
#17
Carmen Mikacenic, Brenda L Price, Susanna Harju-Baker, D Shane O'Mahony, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Frank Radella, William O Hahn, Ronit Katz, David C Christiani, Jonathan Himmelfarb, W Conrad Liles, Mark M Wurfel
RATIONALE: Improving the prospective identification of patients with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis at low for organ dysfunction and death is a major clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a multi-biomarker based prediction model for 28-day mortality in critically ill patients with SIRS and sepsis. METHODS: The derivation cohort (n=888) and internal test cohort (n=278) were from a prospective study of critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients meeting 2 of 4 SIRS criteria at an academic medical center for whom plasma was obtained within 24 hours...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410308/glucocorticosteroids-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-sepsis-yes-but-not-as-monotherapy
#18
Paul E Marik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403799/descriptive-analysis-of-mortality-predictors-in-h1n1-influenza-in-south-indian-patients
#19
Kanav Khera, Ajit Singh, Girish Thunga, Jatin Agarwal, Shivanshu Awasthi, Jewel Maria Francis, Rama Bhat
BACKGROUND: H1N1 (hemagglutinin-H-neuroaminidase-N) influenza infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality because of associated complications and related factors. Predictors of mortality in H1N1 patients are studied with very few without seasonal/pandemic declaration. This study was carried out to describe the clinical features, complications and different risk factors that affect the outcome in the patients with confirmed H1N1influenza infection. METHODS: A retrospective study was done in Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, India by analyzing the medical records of 141 patients admitted from January, 2011 to June, 2015...
April 7, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368919/a-national-perspective-on-ecmo-utilization-in-patients-with-burn-injury
#20
Lauren B Nosanov, Melissa M McLawhorn, Mariana Vigiola Cruz, Jason H Chen, Jeffrey W Shupp
Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) has become an increasingly utilized strategy to support patients in cardiac and cardiopulmonary failure. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization reports adult survival rates between 40 and 50%. Utilization and outcomes for burned patients undergoing ECMO are poorly understood. The National Burn Repository (version 8.0) was queried for patients with ICD9 procedure codes for ECMO. Demographics, comorbidities, mechanism, injury details, and clinical outcomes were recorded...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
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