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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30869213/-acute-inpatient-treatment-of-severe-burns
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Thomas Leclerc, Arnaud Baus, Patrick Duhamel, Clément Hoffmann
Acute inpatient treatment of severe burns. Acute in-hospital care of severely burned patients intricately combines surgery and intensive care. Systemic and supportive care is centered on hemodynamic management of the initial plasmorrhagic shock, airway control, enteral nutrition in order to compensate for hypercatabolism, analgesia and adjuncts. Infection is a major risk, to be prevented and managed topically. Sytemic administration of antibiotics is limited to documented sepsis. Smoke inhalation injury is diagnosed by fiberoptic bronchoscopy and managed with protective ventilation, iterative bronchoscopic cleansing, and nebulized heparin, mucolytics and bronchodilators...
December 2018: La Revue du Praticien
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30824518/resting-energy-expenditure-and-oxygen-consumption-in-critically-ill-patients-with-vs-without-sepsis
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Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Thamiris Ricci de Araújo, Ana Maria Laus, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Anibal Basile-Filho, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins
BACKGROUND: Septic shock is one of the main causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide. Nutritional support can affect the survival of patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether resting energy expenditure, respiratory quotient, and oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production (measured by indirect calorimetry) differ between critically ill patients with vs without sepsis. METHODS: A total of 205 patients receiving mechanical ventilation were evaluated consecutively within the first 48 hours of admission...
March 2019: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30762737/the-triad-of-diabetes-ketoacidosis-hypertriglyceridemia-and-acute-pancreatitis-how-does-it-affect-mortality-and-morbidity-a-10-year-analysis-of-the-national-inpatient-sample
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C Roberto Simons-Linares, Sunguk Jang, Madhusudan Sanaka, Amit Bhatt, Rocio Lopez, John Vargo, Tyler Stevens, Prabhleen Chahal
The triad of acute pancreatitis (AP) coexisting with diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) and hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) has been reported, but no impact on mortality has been found to date. We aim to assess if patients with this triad are at a higher inpatient mortality compared to patients with acute pancreatitis only.Retrospective cohort. The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database from 2003 to 2013 was queried for patients with a discharge diagnosis of AP and presence of DKA and HTG was ascertained based on International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD9) codes...
February 2019: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30635251/septic-shock-due-to-candida-famata-debaryomyces-hansenii-candidemia-in-an-icu-immunocompetent-trauma-patient
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Maria Karapetsa, Vasiliki Tsolaki, Michael Arabatzis, Efi Petinaki, Aristea Velegraki, Epaminondas Zakynthinos
Sepsis related to Candida famata (C. famata) fungemia is extremely rare in immunocompetent patients. Moreover, septic shock has not been reported due to this yeast. A previously healthy young multi-trauma male, presented septic shock from C. famata, after he had been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to haemorrhagic shock. Risk factors for candidemia in ICU patients are the presence of a central venous catheter (CVC), Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials, immunosuppression and the length of ICU stay...
January 8, 2019: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30608424/nutrient-pattern-analysis-in-critically-ill-patients-using-omics-technology-nacho-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Joerg C Schefold, Anna S Messmer, Stefanie Wenger, Lionel Müller, Stephan von Haehling, Wolfram Doehner, Jamie S McPhee, Michaela Fux, Kai M Rösler, Olivier Scheidegger, Radu Olariu, Werner Z'Graggen, Serge Rezzi, Dominik Grathwohl, Tobias Konz, Jukka Takala, Bernard Cuenoud, Stephan M Jakob
INTRODUCTION: Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) is often observed in critically ill patients with prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay. We hypothesized that evolving metabolic abnormalities during prolonged ICU stay are reflected by changing nutrient patterns in blood, urine and skeletal muscle, and that these patterns differ in patients with/without ICU-AW and between patients with/without sepsis. METHODS: In a prospective single-center observational trial, we aim to recruit 100 critically ill patients (ICU length of stay ≥ 5 days) with severe sepsis/septic shock ("sepsis group", n = 50) or severe head trauma/intracerebral hemorrhage ("CNS group", n = 50)...
January 2019: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30482563/lipid-paradox-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-potential-impact-of-malnutrition
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Ya-Wen Lu, Shu-Fen Lu, Ruey-Hsing Chou, Po-Shan Wu, Yu-Chen Ku, Chin-Sung Kuo, Chun-Chin Chang, Yi-Lin Tsai, Cheng-Hsueh Wu, Po-Hsun Huang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aggressive lipid reduction is recommended for patients with AMI, but reverse epidemiology, the lipid paradox, has been reported in several clinical studies. The cause of lipid paradox remains uncertain, and nutrition is one possible explanation. In this single-center retrospective study, we investigated the relationships between baseline LDL concentrations and clinical outcomes in patients with AMI, stratified by different nutritional status. METHODS: Totally 409 patients were enrolled for analysis...
October 13, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364603/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-due-to-primary-acute-epstein-barr-virus-infection-treated-with-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-report
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Kamal N Rezkallah, Khalid Barakat, Abdurraheem Farrah, Shesh Rao, Monica Sharma, Shyam Chalise, Teresita Zdunek
Introduction: Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpes virus 4, transmitted through intimate contact between susceptible persons and asymptomatic EBV shedders. It usually presents with fever, pharyngitis and lymphadenopathy. Majority of individuals with primary EBV infection recover uneventfully. Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis (AAC) is usually seen in hospitalized and critically ill patients with major trauma, shock, severe sepsis, total parenteral nutrition and mechanical ventilation...
November 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30286493/-do-vitamins-play-a-role-in-the-pathogenesis-and-therapy-of-sepsis
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Ulrich Häussler, Reimer Riessen, Michael Haap
Hospital mortality of severe sepsis and septic shock is still around 40 % according to recent studies. In accordance to the current sepsis definition, sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated response of the organism to infection. Septic shock is defined by vasopressor-dependent circulatory failure and lactic acidosis. Patients with sepsis and septic shock are often old and/or characterized by severe comorbidities, e. g. tumor or liver disease. These factors also predispose to malnutrition and hence to a corresponding deficiency of essential nutritional components e...
October 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30232287/haptoglobin-improves-shock-lung-injury-and-survival-in-canine-pneumonia
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Kenneth E Remy, Irene Cortés-Puch, Steven B Solomon, Junfeng Sun, Benjamin M Pockros, Jing Feng, Juan J Lertora, Roy R Hantgan, Xiaohua Liu, Andreas Perlegas, H Shaw Warren, Mark T Gladwin, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro, Harvey G Klein, Charles Natanson
During the last half-century, numerous antiinflammatory agents were tested in dozens of clinical trials and have proven ineffective for treating septic shock. The observation in multiple studies that cell-free hemoglobin (CFH) levels are elevated during clinical sepsis and that the degree of increase correlates with higher mortality suggests an alternative approach. Human haptoglobin binds CFH with high affinity and, therefore, can potentially reduce iron availability and oxidative activity. CFH levels are elevated over approximately 24-48 hours in our antibiotic-treated canine model of S...
September 20, 2018: JCI Insight
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30180873/-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-based-diagnosis-of-invasive-candida-infection-versus-culture-based-diagnosis-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-with-an-increased-risk-of-invasive-candida-infection-candisep-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Frank Bloos, Jürgen Held, Peter Schlattmann, Nicole Brillinger, Oliver Kurzai, Oliver A Cornely, Daniel Thomas-Rüddel
BACKGROUND: The time to diagnosis of invasive Candida infection (ICI) is often too long to initiate timely antifungal therapy in patients with sepsis. Elevated serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) concentrations have a high diagnostic sensitivity for detecting ICI. However, the clinical significance of elevated BDG concentrations is unclear in critically ill patients. The goal of this study is to investigate whether measurement of BDG in patients with sepsis and a high risk for ICI can be used to decrease the time to empiric antifungal therapy and thus, increase survival...
September 4, 2018: Trials
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29977465/sepsis-in-a-panorama-what-the-cardiovascular-physician-should-know
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REVIEW
Deepa B Gotur
Sepsis accounts for an estimated 30 million cases and 6 million deaths globally each year. According to a multidisciplinary task force convened by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis is a medical emergency, so much so that the World Health Organization made it a global health priority. Since patients with cardiovascular diseases have unique risk factors for sepsis, prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical...
April 2018: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29756955/multicenter-study-of-parenteral-nutrition-in-non-critically-ill-elderly-patients-compared-to-younger-patients-study-iaios-pn-incidence-and-assessment-of-iatrogenesis-in-older-subjects-receiving-parenteral-nutrition
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Javier Mateu-de Antonio, David Berlana, Montserrat Pons-Bussom, Maria B Badia-Tahull, María Teresa Miana-Mena, Beatriz Martínez-Castro, Neus Sunyer-Esquerrà, Mónica Sanmartin-Suñer, Juan González-Valdivieso, Elisabet Leiva-Badosa, Eva Martínez-Bernabé, Anna Murgadella-Sancho, Nuria Mirerachs-Aranda, Anna Vila-Bundó, Jordi Fernández-Morató, María Teresa Vitales-Farrero
OBJECTIVE: this study assessed the incidence of hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and liver function test (LFT) alterations among patients older and younger than 65 years receiving parenteral nutrition (PN). A secondary objective was to compare the incidence of any of these three events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: inclusion criteria were non-critically ill adult inpatients receiving PN for ≥ 7 days in 15 hospitals in Spain. Exclusion criteria were hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, LFT alterations, sepsis, shock, pancreatic/hepatobiliary surgery, renal failure, diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1, insulin-treated DM type 2, acute DM complications, or obesity prior to PN...
February 27, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29753454/response-of-a-local-hospital-to-a-burn-disaster-contributory-factors-leading-to-zero-mortality-outcomes
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Eng-Kean Yeong, Ciaran P O'Boyle, Hui-Fu Huang, Hao-Chih Tai, Yen-Chun Hsu, Shu-Yang Chuang, Yu-Feng Wu, Che-Wei Chang, Tom J Liu, Hong-Shiee Lai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of a local healthcare system in managing a burn mass casualty incident (BMCI). METHODS: Thirty-three victims admitted to the National Taiwan University Hospital within 96h of the explosion were included in the study. Data were recorded on: patient demographics, Baux score, laboratory data, management response, treatment strategies, and outcomes. Case notes from June 27, 2015 to November 2015 were reviewed with a focus on fluid resuscitation, ventilation support, nutrition, infection control, sepsis treatment, and wound closure plan...
August 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29587920/-treatment-experience-of-continuous-negative-pressure-drainage-in-the-acute-anterior-mediastinal-infection-of-oropharyngeal-origined
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Anping Chen, Gang Xu, Jian Li, Yongxiang Song, Qingyong Cai
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal infection is a serious infection of mediastinal connective tissue, with more complications and higher mortality. Application of broad-spectrum antibiotics and nutritional support, early sufficient drainage is the key to successful treatment. In the mode of drainage, this paper discusses the application of continuous negative pressure drainage technique to treat acute anterior mediastinal infection of severe mouth pharynx source, and the good results are summarized and shared...
April 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29470531/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-extensively-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections
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Nattawan Palavutitotai, Anupop Jitmuang, Sasima Tongsai, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Nasikarn Angkasekwinai
BACKGROUND: The incidence of nosocomial infections from extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (XDR-PA) has been increasing worldwide. We investigated the prevalence and factors associated with XDR-PA infections, including the factors that predict mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively studied a cohort of adult, hospitalized patients with P. aeruginosa (PA) infections between April and December 2014. RESULTS: Of the 255 patients with PA infections, 56 (22%) were due to XDR-PA, 32 (12...
2018: PloS One
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29470360/oral-supplementation-with-bovine-colostrum-prevents-septic-shock-and-brain-barrier-disruption-during-bloodstream-infection-in-preterm-newborn-pigs
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Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29469010/effect-of-blood-thiamine-concentrations-on-mortality-influence-of-nutritional-status
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Heitor Pons Leite, Lúcio Flávio Peixoto de Lima, José Augusto de A C Taddei, Ângela Tavares Paes
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that low blood thiamine concentrations in malnourished critically ill children are associated with higher risk of 30-d mortality. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in 202 consecutively admitted children who had whole blood thiamine concentrations assessed on admission and on days 5 and 10 of intensive care unit (ICU) stay. The primary outcome variable was 30-d mortality. Mean blood thiamine concentrations within the first 10 d of ICU stay, age, sex, malnutrition, C-reactive protein concentration, Pediatric Index of Mortality 2 score, and severe sepsis/septic shock were the main potential exposure variables for outcome...
April 2018: Nutrition
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29378240/fluconazole-non-susceptible-breakthrough-candidemia-after-prolonged-low-dose-prophylaxis-a-prospective-funginos-study
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Christina Orasch, Dominik Mertz, Jorge Garbino, Christian van Delden, Stephane Emonet, Jacques Schrenzel, Stefan Zimmerli, Lauro Damonti, Konrad Mühlethaler, Alexander Imhof, Christian Ruef, Jan Fehr, Reinhard Zbinden, Katia Boggian, Thomas Bruderer, Ursula Flückiger, Anna Conen, Nina Khanna, Reno Frei, Thomas Bregenzer, Frédéric Lamoth, Véronique Erard, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Thierry Calandra, Jacques Bille, Oscar Marchetti
OBJECTIVES: Breakthrough candidemia (BTC) on fluconazole was associated with non-susceptible Candida spp. and increased mortality. This nationwide FUNGINOS study analyzed clinical and mycological BTC characteristics. METHODS: A 3-year prospective study was conducted in 567 consecutive candidemias. Species identification and antifungal susceptibility testing (CLSI) were performed in the FUNGINOS reference laboratory. Data were analyzed according to STROBE criteria...
May 2018: Journal of Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29261735/docosahexaenoic-acid-but-not-eicosapentaenoic-acid-improves-septic-shock-induced-arterial-dysfunction-in-rats
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Alexandra Boivin, Mélanie Burban, Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Pierrick Le Borgne, Hamid Merdji, Cyril Auger, Valérie Schini-Kerth, Ferhat Meziani, Julie Helms
INTRODUCTION: Long chain n-3 fatty acid supplementation may modulate septic shock-induced host response to pathogen-induced sepsis. The composition of lipid emulsions for parenteral nutrition however remains a real challenge in intensive care, depending on their fatty acid content. Because they have not been assessed yet, we aimed at determining the respective effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during septic shock-induced vascular dysfunction. METHODS: In a peritonitis-induced septic shock model, rats were infused with EPA, DHA, an EPA/DHA mixture or 5% dextrose (D5) during 22 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29203713/therapeutic-potential-of-heat-shock-protein-induction-for-muscular-dystrophy-and-other-muscle-wasting-conditions
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REVIEW
Savant S Thakur, Kristy Swiderski, James G Ryall, Gordon S Lynch
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common and severe of the muscular dystrophies, a group of inherited myopathies caused by different genetic mutations leading to aberrant expression or complete absence of cytoskeletal proteins. Dystrophic muscles are prone to injury, and regenerate poorly after damage. Remorseless cycles of muscle fibre breakdown and incomplete repair lead to progressive and severe muscle wasting, weakness and premature death. Many other conditions are similarly characterized by muscle wasting, including sarcopenia, cancer cachexia, sepsis, denervation, burns, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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