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John P Kress, Jesse B Hall
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February 20, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Nathaniel Meyer, Michael O Harhay, Dylan S Small, Hallie C Prescott, Kathryn H Bowles, David F Gaieski, Mark E Mikkelsen
OBJECTIVES: A growing number of patients survive sepsis hospitalizations each year and are at high risk for readmission. However, little is known about temporal trends in hospital-based acute care (emergency department treat-and-release visits and hospital readmission) after sepsis. Our primary objective was to measure temporal trends in sepsis survivorship and hospital-based acute care use in sepsis survivors. In addition, because readmissions after pneumonia are subject to penalty under the national readmission reduction program, we examined whether readmission rates declined after sepsis hospitalizations related to pneumonia...
March 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Tammy Ju, Mustafa Al-Mashat, Lisbi Rivas, Babak Sarani
Sepsis rapid response teams are being incorporated into hospitals around the world. Based on the concept of the medical emergency team, the sepsis rapid response team consists of a specifically trained team of health care providers educated in the early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of patients at risk of having or who have sepsis. Using hospital-wide initiatives consisting of multidisciplinary education, training, and specific resource utilization, such teams have been found to improve patient outcomes...
April 2018: Critical Care Clinics
Sabrina Arshed, Michael R Pinsky
Fluids during resuscitation from shock increase mean systemic pressure and venous return. The pressure gradient for venous return must increase. Mean systemic pressure is the amount of vascular space in unstressed and stressed volume, mostly unstressed. Shock states can decrease mean systemic pressure by increasing unstressed volume, decreasing total blood volume, or decreasing the pressure gradient for venous return. Crystalloids across bodily spaces restore normal volume, whereas colloids remain in the intravascular space...
April 2018: Critical Care Clinics
Bruno Levy, Caroline Fritz, Elsa Tahon, Audrey Jacquot, Thomas Auchet, Antoine Kimmoun
Vasoplegia is a ubiquitous phenomenon in all advanced shock states, including septic, cardiogenic, hemorrhagic, and anaphylactic shock. Its pathophysiology is complex, involving various mechanisms in vascular smooth muscle cells such as G protein-coupled receptor desensitization (adrenoceptors, vasopressin 1 receptors, angiotensin type 1 receptors), alteration of second messenger pathways, critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, and increased production of nitric oxide. This review, based on a critical appraisal of the literature, discusses the main current treatments and future approaches...
February 27, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Mridu Sinha, Julietta Jupe, Hannah Mack, Todd P Coleman, Shelley M Lawrence, Stephanie I Fraley
Rapid and accurate profiling of infection-causing pathogens remains a significant challenge in modern health care. Despite advances in molecular diagnostic techniques, blood culture analysis remains the gold standard for diagnosing sepsis. However, this method is too slow and cumbersome to significantly influence the initial management of patients. The swift initiation of precise and targeted antibiotic therapies depends on the ability of a sepsis diagnostic test to capture clinically relevant organisms along with antimicrobial resistance within 1 to 3 h...
April 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
Hitoshi Yamamura, Yu Kawazoe, Kyohei Miyamoto, Tomonori Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ohta, Takeshi Morimoto
Background: Use of high-dose norepinephrine is thought to have an immunosuppressive action that increases mortality. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between norepinephrine dosage and prognosis of patients with septic shock. Methods: This study was a nested cohort of the DExmedetomidine for Sepsis in Intensive Care Unit Randomized Evaluation (DESIRE) trial. We evaluated 112 patients with septic shock and an initial Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Cardiovascular (SOFA-C) category score > 2 and initial lactate level > 2 mmol/L...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Daniel E Leisman, Chananya Goldman, Martin E Doerfler, Kevin D Masick, Susan Dries, Eric Hamilton, Mangala Narasimhan, Gulrukh Zaidi, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) assess patterns of early crystalloid resuscitation provided to sepsis and septic shock patients at initial presentation and 2) determine the association between time to initial crystalloid resuscitation with hospital mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU utilization, and length of stay. DESIGN: Consecutive-sample observational cohort. SETTING: Nine tertiary and community hospitals over 1...
October 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Vikramjit Mukherjee, Laura Evans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Early identification and appropriate management of sepsis improves outcomes. Despite convincing data showing the benefits of early recognition and treatment of sepsis and septic shock, implementation of such evidence-based therapy is suboptimal. This review describes methods that have been shown to improve bedside application of the evidence-based guidelines. RECENT FINDINGS: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has developed guidelines for the management of severe sepsis and septic shock...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Mireia Ferreruela, Joan Maria Raurich, Ignacio Ayestarán, Juan Antonio Llompart-Pou
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence, causes and associated mortality of hyperlactatemia in critically ill patients and to evaluate the association between lactate clearance and in-hospital survival. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with hyperlactatemia admitted to the ICU. Hyperlactatemia was defined as a blood lactate concentration ≥5mmol/L and high-grade hyperlactatemia a lactate level ≥10mmol/L. Lactate clearance was calculated as the percentage of decrease in lactate concentration from the peak value...
December 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Lindsay Lief, John Arbo, David A Berlin
In 2001, Rivers and colleagues published a randomized controlled trial of early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) for the treatment of sepsis. More than a decade later, it remains a landmark achievement. The study proved the benefits of early aggressive treatment of sepsis. However, many questions remain about specific aspects of the complex EGDT algorithm. Recently, 3 large trials attempted to replicate these results. None of the studies demonstrated a benefit of an EGDT protocol for sepsis. This review explores the physiologic basis of goal-directed therapy, including the hemodynamic targets and the therapeutic interventions...
December 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Elliott D Crouser, Joseph E Parrillo, Christopher Seymour, Derek C Angus, Keri Bicking, Liliana Tejidor, Robert Magari, Diana Careaga, JoAnna Williams, Douglas R Closser, Michael Samoszuk, Luke Herren, Emily Robart, Fernando Chaves
BACKGROUND: Sepsis most often presents to the ED, and delayed detection is harmful. WBC count is often used to detect sepsis, but changes in WBC count size also correspond to sepsis. We sought to determine if volume increases of circulating immune cells add value to the WBC count for early sepsis detection in the ED. METHODS: A blinded, prospective cohort study was conducted in two different ED populations within a large academic hospital. RESULTS: Neutrophil and monocyte volume parameters were measured in conjunction with routine CBC testing on a UniCel DxH 800 analyzer at the time of ED admission and were evaluated for the detection of sepsis...
September 2017: Chest
Drayton A Hammond, Kelsey McCain, Jacob T Painter, Oktawia A Clem, Julia Cullen, Amy L Brotherton, Divyan Chopra, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Guidance for the discontinuation of vasopressors in the recovery phase of septic shock is limited. Norepinephrine is more easily titrated; however, septic shock is a vasopressin deficient state, which exogenous vasopressin endeavors to resolve. Discontinuation of vasopressin before norepinephrine may result in clinically significant hypotension. METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study compared discontinuation of norepinephrine and vasopressin in medically, critically ill patients in the recovery phase of septic shock from May 2014 to June 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Yu-Ning Shih, Yung-Tai Chen, Chia-Jen Shih, Shuo-Ming Ou, Yen-Tao Hsu, Ran-Chou Chen, Imoigele P Aisiku, Raghu R Seethala, Gyorgy Frendl, Peter C Hou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the "weekend effect" and early mortality of patients with severe sepsis. METHODS: Using the Taiwanese National Healthcare Insurance Research Database, all patients who were hospitalized for the first time with an episode of severe sepsis between January 2000 and December 2011 were identified and the short-term mortality of patients admitted on weekdays was compared to those admitted on weekends. The primary endpoint was 7-day mortality...
April 2017: Journal of Infection
Alex Blair, Farrin A Manian
BACKGROUND: Although the causes of falls are legion, infectious disease-related factors are not commonly reported in the published literature. We investigated the characteristics of patients presenting to the hospital because of a fall and who were subsequently found to have a coexisting systemic infection (CSI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, using the electronic database of adult patients receiving care during the period January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2014...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Raghu R Seethala, Peter C Hou, Imoigele P Aisiku, Gyorgy Frendl, Pauline K Park, Mark E Mikkelsen, Steven Y Chang, Ognjen Gajic, Jonathan Sevransky
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a major risk factor for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, there remains a paucity of literature examining risk factors for ARDS in septic patients early in their course. This study examined the role of early fluid administration and identified other risk factors within the first 6 h of hospital presentation associated with developing ARDS in septic patients. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of septic adult patients presenting to the Emergency Department or being admitted for high-risk elective surgery from the multicenter observational cohort study, US Critical Injury and Illness trial Group-Lung Injury Prevention Study 1 (USCIITG-LIPS 1, NCT00889772)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
Eun Ju Choo, Henry F Chambers
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of health care-associated infections. Vancomycin remains an acceptable treatment option. There has been a welcome increase in the number of agents available for the treatment of MRSA infection. These drugs have certain differentiating attributes and may offer some advantages over vancomycin, but they also have significant limitations. These agents provide some alternative when no other options are available.
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Ali Pourmand, Larissa May
Millions of patients are evaluated every year in the emergency department (ED) for bacterial infections. Emergency physicians often diagnose and prescribe initial antibiotic therapy for a variety of bacterial infections, ranging from simple urinary tract infections to severe sepsis. In life-threatening infections, inappropriate choice of initial antibiotic has been shown to increase morbidity and mortality. As such, initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy on the part of the emergency physician is critical...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Alejandro Marín Valencia, Carlos Eduardo Vallejo, Alba Luz León Alvarez, Fabian Alberto Jaimes
It has been considered that the elderly have clinical manifestations different from the ones observed in middle-age adults during an injury event. This hypothesis has not been extensively explored in sepsis and bacterial infections. Secondary analysis of two prospective studies including 2611 patients over 18 years of age admitted to the emergency room with confirmed or probable bacterial infections and sepsis. The outcome measures were heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure, temperature, Glasgow Coma Scale, creatinine, PaO2 /FiO2 and platelets daily during the first week...
October 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Abed Abubaih, Charles Weissman
Anesthesiologists faced with a patient with sepsis and concurrent cardiac dysfunction must be cognizant of the patient's cardiac status and cause of the cardiac problem to appropriately adapt physiologic and metabolic monitoring and anesthetic management. Anesthesia in such patients is challenging because the interaction of sepsis and cardiac dysfunction greatly complicates management. Intraoperative anesthesia management requires careful induction and maintenance of anesthesia; optimizing intravascular volume status; avoiding lung injury during mechanical ventilation; and close monitoring of arterial blood gases, serum lactate concentrations, and hematology renal and electrolyte parameters...
December 2016: Anesthesiology Clinics
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