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Nonhepatic Hyperammonemia With Septic Shock: Case and Review of Literature.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2022 Jan-Dec;10:23247096221101855

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Elevated ammonia levels lead to cerebral edema, encephalopathy, seizures, coma, and death. Hyperammonemia is primarily associated with liver disease; however, there are rare cases without liver disease. Noncirrhotic hyperammonemia is primarily due to increased production and/or decreased elimination of ammonia. Read More

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Different clinical characteristics and impact of carbapenem-resistance on outcomes between Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia: a prospective observational study.

Sci Rep 2022 May 20;12(1):8527. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

This study aimed to evaluate the differences in clinical characteristics and impact of carbapenem resistance (CR) on outcomes between Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) bacteraemia. We prospectively identified all patients with Ab and Pa bacteraemia in 10 hospitals over 1 year. Treatment failure was defined as all-cause 30-day mortality, persistent bacteraemia, or recurrent bacteraemia within 30 days. Read More

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Expanding the spectrum of the hyperferritinemic syndrome, from pathogenic mechanisms to clinical observations, and therapeutic implications.

Autoimmun Rev 2022 May 17:103114. Epub 2022 May 17.

Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

From the introduction of hyperferritinemic syndrome concept, a growing body of evidence has suggested the role of ferritin as a pathogenic mediator and a relevant clinical feature in the management of patients with inflammatory diseases. From a pathogenic point of view, ferritin may directly stimulate the aberrant immune response by triggering the production of pro-inflammatory mediators in inducing a vicious pathogenic loop and contributing to the occurrence of cytokine storm syndrome. The latter has been recently defined as a clinical picture characterised by elevated circulating cytokine levels, acute systemic inflammatory symptoms, and secondary organ dysfunction beyond that which could be attributed to a normal response to a pathogen It is noteworthy that the occurrence of hyperferritinemia may be correlated with the development of the cytokine storm syndrome in the context of an inflammatory disease. Read More

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[Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia in reconstructive digestive tract surgery].

Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2022 (5):18-24

Vishnevsky National Medical Research Center of Surgery, Moscow, Russia.

Objective: To analyze the mechanisms of non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) after digestive tract surgery.

Material And Methods: NOMI occurred in 10 (0.4%) patients after reconstructive digestive tract surgery between 2015 and 2021. Read More

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Early Diuretics for De-resuscitation in Septic Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction.

Clin Med Insights Cardiol 2022 13;16:11795468221095875. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Augusta, GA, USA.

Introduction: De-resuscitation practices in septic patients with heart failure (HF) are not well characterized. This study aimed to determine if diuretic initiation within 48 hours of intensive care unit (ICU) admission was associated with a positive fluid balance and patient outcomes.

Methods: This single-center, retrospective cohort study included adult patients with an established diagnosis of HF admitted to the ICU with sepsis or septic shock. Read More

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The Impact of Choice Architecture on Sepsis Fluid Resuscitation Decisions: An Exploratory Survey-Based Study.

MDM Policy Pract 2022 Jan-Jun;7(1):23814683221099454. Epub 2022 May 14.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA.

Background: Discordance with well-known sepsis resuscitation guidelines is often attributed to rational assessments of patients at the point of care. Conversely, we sought to explore the impact of choice architecture (i.e. Read More

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The efficacy of pivmecillinam in oral step-down treatment in hospitalised patients with E. coli bacteremic urinary tract infection; a single-arm, uncontrolled treatment study.

BMC Infect Dis 2022 May 19;22(1):478. Epub 2022 May 19.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Vestfold Hospital Trust, Postbox 2168, 3103, Tønsberg, Norway.

Background: The role of oral beta-lactam antibiotics in treating febrile urinary tract infections (UTI) is not yet definite. Today, fluoroquinolones together with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-MTX) are considered standard of care and often the only available evidence-based oral treatment for febrile UTI. This study clarifies the efficacy and safety of pivmecillinam (PIV) used as step-down therapy for bacteremic urinary tract infection (UTI). Read More

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Association between prehospital shock index variation and 28-day mortality among patients with septic shock.

BMC Emerg Med 2022 May 19;22(1):87. Epub 2022 May 19.

SAMU 972 CHU de Martinique Pierre Zobda Quitman Hospital, Fort-de-France Martinique, France.

Purpose: Septic shock (SS) hyperdynamic phase is characterized by tachycardia and low-blood pressure reflecting the relative hypovolemia. Shock index (SI), the ratio between heart rate and systolic blood pressure, is a simple objective tool, usable for SS prognosis assessment. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between prehospital SI variation and 28-day mortality of SS patients initially cared for in prehospital setting by a mobile intensive care unit (mICU). Read More

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Purpura fulminans due to bacteraemia in an unsplectomised immunocompetent adult without primary hypocomplementaemia.

BMJ Case Rep 2022 May 19;15(5). Epub 2022 May 19.

Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Invasive pneumococcal disease occurs in high-risk patient population which includes patients with asplenia and primary hypocomplementaemia. Pneumococcal sepsis can rarely cause disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and intravascular thrombosis of small and medium sized vessels called purpura fulminans which is associated with a high mortality rate. We present the case of an immunocompetent woman in her 50s with an intact spleen who presented with septic shock from bacteraemia. Read More

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Die neue internationale Sepsis-Leitlinie der Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2021.

Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 2022 May 19;57(5):360-370. Epub 2022 May 19.

The new Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guideline was substantially revised in 2021. These updated recommendations are intended to guide intensivists in providing adequate care to adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. In particular, the current SSC guideline emphasizes early recognition and stringent management in the first hours after the onset of sepsis. Read More

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Profile, presentation and outcomes of prosthetic valve endocarditis in a South African tertiary hospital: Insights from the Groote Schuur Hospital Infective Endocarditis Registry.

S Afr Med J 2022 Apr 4;112(4):13554. Epub 2022 Apr 4.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

Background: Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (PVE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of PVE in South African retrospective studies ranges between 13% and 17%.

Objectives: To define the clinical profile and outcomes of patients with PVE, and compare them with those of native valve endocarditis (NVE) patients. Read More

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Characterization of critically ill patients with septic shock and sepsis-associated cardiomyopathy using cardiovascular MRI.

ESC Heart Fail 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.

Working Group on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Experimental and Clinical Research Center - a joint cooperation between the Charité Medical Faculty and the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine; and HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch, Department of Cardiology and Nephrology, DZHK (German Center for Cardiovascular Research) partner site, Berlin, Germany.

Aims: Sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy is a major complication of septic shock and contributes to its high mortality. This pilot study investigated myocardial tissue differentiation in critically ill, sedated, and ventilated patients with septic shock using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR).

Methods And Results: Fifteen patients with septic shock were prospectively recruited from the intensive care unit. Read More

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Effectiveness, nephrotoxicity, and therapeutic drug monitoring of polymyxin B in nosocomial pneumonia among critically ill patients.

Clin Respir J 2022 May 19. Epub 2022 May 19.

Peking University China-Japan Friendship School of Clinical Medicine, Beijing, China.

Objectives: We aimed to assess the effectiveness and nephrotoxicity of polymyxin B in critically ill patients with nosocomial pneumonia and to evaluate the utility of its therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM).

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed patients who received polymyxin B treatment for ≥48 h since the establishment of polymyxin B TDM in a 26-bed tertiary referral intensive care unit. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to assess the variables associated with polymyxin B effectiveness and nephrotoxicity. Read More

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Mechanical Activation of the β-Adrenergic Receptor by Meningococcus: A Historical and Future Perspective Analysis of How a Bacterial Probe Can Reveal Signalling Pathways in Endothelial Cells, and a Unique Mode of Receptor Activation Involving Its N-Terminal Glycan Chains.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2022 2;13:883568. Epub 2022 May 2.

Université de Paris, Institut-Necker-Enfants-Malades, INSERM U1151, CNRS UMR 8253, Paris, France.

More than 12 years have passed since the seminal observation that meningococcus, a pathogen causing epidemic meningitis in humans, occasionally associated with infectious vasculitis and septic shock, can promote the translocation of β-arrestins to the cell surface beneath bacterial colonies. The cellular receptor used by the pathogen to induce signalling in host cells and allowing it to open endothelial cell junctions and reach meninges was unknown. The involvement of β-arrestins, which are scaffolding proteins regulating G protein coupled receptor signalling and function, incited us to specifically investigate this class of receptors. Read More

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Correlation and Prognostic Assessment of Low T3 Syndrome and Norepinephrine Dosage for Patients with Sepsis: A Retrospective Single-Center (Cohort) Study.

Int J Gen Med 2022 10;15:4837-4847. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To investigate the correlation and prognostic significance of low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome and norepinephrine dosage in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

Methods: This single-center, retrospective, cohort study enrolled 169 patients with sepsis and septic shock that were admitted to the intensive care unit of First Hospital of Nanchang, Nanchang, China from June 2017 to July 2019. All included patients were followed up for 28 days or died, whichever was earlier. Read More

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The roles of inactivated vaccines in older patients with infection of Delta variant in Nanjing, China.

Aging (Albany NY) 2022 May 18;14(undefined). Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210006, Jiangsu Province, China.

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading around the world. The COVID-19 vaccines may improve concerns about the pandemic. However, the roles of inactivated vaccines in older patients (aged ≥60 years) with infection of Delta variant were less studied. Read More

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Utility of Biomarkers for Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury Staging.

JAMA Netw Open 2022 May 2;5(5):e2212709. Epub 2022 May 2.

Center for Critical Care Nephrology, Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Importance: The 23rd Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI-23) consensus conference proposed a framework to integrate biomarkers into the staging of acute kidney injury (AKI). It is unknown whether tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2 (TIMP-2) and insulinlike growth factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) could be used for staging.

Objective: To test whether higher levels of urinary [TIMP-2] × [IGFBP7] are associated with lower survival among patients with the same functional stage of AKI. Read More

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Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Escherichia coli Outer Membrane Protein A Porin Domain Cause Aggregation but Do Not Alter Bacterial Burdens in a Murine Sepsis Model.

Infect Immun 2022 May 18:e0017622. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Centergrid.412807.8, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Escherichia coli is one of the most frequent human pathogens, increasingly exhibits antimicrobial resistance, and has complex interactions with the host immune system. E. coli exposure or infection can result in the generation of antibodies specific for outer membrane protein A (OmpA), a multifunctional porin. Read More

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Risk Factors For Death And Prognosis Value Of Revised Baux Score For Burn Patients With Inhalation Injury.

N N Lam N T N Minh

Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2022 Mar;35(1):41-45

National Burn Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.

A retrospective study was conducted on 314 burn patients with inhalation injury admitted to the National Burn Hospital during the period 2015-2019. The results showed that adult and male was predominant (81.9% and 77. Read More

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Evaluation of clinical parameters affecting the prognosis in surgically treated patients with descending necrotizing mediastinitis - A retrospective study.

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022 May 14. Epub 2022 May 14.

Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic for Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Novi Sad, Serbia; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of medicine, Department for dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Objectives: Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is the most serious complication of maxillofacial infections followed with high mortality. The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate possible prognostic clinical factors for survival of patients with DNM based on single center clinical data.

Methods: The study enrolled patients admitted to the Emergency Center of Vojvodina with the diagnosis of DNM either as the primary diagnosis or with discharged diagnosis after surgical treatment during 11-years period. Read More

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Implications of endotoxins in wound healing: a narrative review.

J Wound Care 2022 May;31(5):380-392

Flintshire, North Wales, UK.

Bacterial toxins are thought to play a role in delayed wound healing in critically colonised and infected wounds. Endotoxins are released from Gram-negative bacteria when they are lysed by host phagocytic cells during an immune response, or by antimicrobial agents, potentially leading to a detrimental effect on the host tissues. Endotoxins can affect all aspects of the wound healing process, leading to delayed healing and contributing to wound chronicity. Read More

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[A Case of Fournier's Gangrene during Second-Line IRIS plus Bevacizumab Chemotherapy for Rectal and Anal Canal Cancer].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2022 May;49(5):597-599

Dept. of Medical Oncology, Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital.

A 52-year-old man diagnosed with Stage ⅢA rectal and anal canal cancer underwent abdominal perineal resection using Miles's method. Two years later, local recurrence and lung metastases were detected using contrasted CT imaging. First-line chemotherapy of XELOX was administered for 4 months until the disease progressed and lung metastases developed. Read More

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Complicated Abdominal Wall Hernias in the Elderly: Time Is Life and Comorbidities Matter.

Am Surg 2022 May 16:31348221101577. Epub 2022 May 16.

Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, 2348Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Abdominal wall hernias represent a common problem that can present as surgical emergencies with increased morbidity and mortality. The data examining outcomes in elderly patients with hernia emergencies is scant.

Methods: The 2007-2017 ACS-NSQIP database was queried. Read More

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Higher serum haptoglobin levels were associated with improved outcomes of patients with septic shock.

Crit Care 2022 May 17;26(1):131. Epub 2022 May 17.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

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Are platelet indices promising ratios for predicting pediatric septic shock prognosis?

Bratisl Lek Listy 2022 ;123(6):444-448

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine the prognostic value of thrombocytopenia, platelet indices (MPV/PLT and PDW/PLT) in children with septic shock.

Background: Septic shock is one of the major causes of mortality among children worldwide.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was made of children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit between November 2010 and December 2019. Read More

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Role Of Ct Chest As First Choice For Early Diagnosis Of Covid-19 Pneumonia Even In Rt-Pcr Negative Case.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2022 Apr-Jun;34(2):360-363

Department of Neurology, Sheikh Zayed Medical College/ Hospital (SZMC/H), Rahim Yar Khan-Pakistan.

The workup of corona virus disease (COVID-19) involves analyzing samples for acute or past presence of SARS-CoV-2 (virus). A detection of 2019 novel Corona virus (2019-nCov) by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) indicates current infection and positive IgG antibody level implies a prior infection. Imaging techniques like high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest and Xray chest helps in diagnosing and monitoring the disease. Read More

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Turn up the HETE on Septic Shock.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Pharmacology University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS 29216.

Abstract: Septic shock is life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated response to infection. It is a leading cause of death caused by the excessive release of cytokines and inflammatory mediators in response to bacterial endotoxins. It produces hypotension refractory to vasoconstrictors leading to tissue hypoperfusion and multiple organ failure. Read More

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Validation of the Pediatric Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score and Evaluation of Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock Definitions in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

JAMA Pediatr 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

Importance: Pediatric sepsis definitions have evolved, and some have proposed using the measure used in adults to quantify organ dysfunction, a Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of 2 or more in the setting of suspected infection. A pediatric adaptation of SOFA (pSOFA) showed excellent discrimination for mortality in critically ill children but has not been evaluated in an emergency department (ED) population.

Objective: To delineate test characteristics of the pSOFA score for predicting in-hospital mortality among (1) all patients and (2) patients with suspected infection treated in pediatric EDs. Read More

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[Analysis on the operation status of subspecialty of critical care medicine of hospital affiliated to Guizhou Medical University in the past 5 years].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2022 Mar;34(3):289-293

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550004, Guizhou, China. Corresponding author: Wang Difen, Email:

Objective: Through retrospective analysis of the admission and treatment of patients in the department of critical care medicine of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University over the past 5 years, it provides a basis for the construction of the subspecialty of intensive care medicine.

Methods: Collect clinical data of patients admitted to the department of critical care medicine of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020, including gender, age, first consultation department, intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization time, ventilator use time, main diagnosis, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) when transferred into and out of ICU, treatment results, whether to give mechanical ventilation, whether to use a non-invasive ventilator to assist breathing, whether to die in 24 hours, rescue times and success rate, etc. Changes in the above indicators during the 5 years were analyzed. Read More

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[Construction of a predictive model for early acute kidney injury risk in intensive care unit septic shock patients based on machine learning].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2022 Mar;34(3):255-259

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical Universty, Jining 272030, Shandong, China. Corresponding author: Hao Cuiping, Email:

Objective: To analyze the risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with septic shock in intensive care unit (ICU), construct a predictive model, and explore the predictive value of the predictive model.

Methods: The clinical data of patients with septic shock who were hospitalized in the ICU of the Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical College from April 2015 to June 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. According to whether the patients had AKI within 7 days of admission to the ICU, they were divided into AKI group and non-AKI group. Read More

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