Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis
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Conclusion: The survivors were relatively young and discharged with good functional status (i.e., enhancing quality-adjusted life-years-saved). Our experience shows that even a relatively new extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program can play an important role in that capacity and provide excellent outcomes for the sickest patients.
Conclusion: The quantitative technique was more effective than the qualitative technique for the detection of biofilm production. For the bacterial population analyzed, biofilm production was independent of the susceptibility profile of the bacteria, demonstrating that the therapeutic failure could be related to biofilm production, as it prevented the destruction of the bacteria present in this structure, causing complications of pneumonia associated with mechanical ventilation, including extrapulmonary infections, and making it difficult to treat the infection.
This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical course, etiology, and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial agents of VAT in ICUs in Hamedan, Iran. METHODS: During a 12-month period, all patients with VAT in a medical and a surgical ICU were included. The criteria for the diagnosis of VAT were fever, mucus production, a positive culture of tracheal secretions, and the absence of lung infiltration. Clinical course, including changes in temperature and tracheal secretions, and outcomes were followed. The endotracheal aspirates were cultured on blood agar and chocolate agar, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of i...
Jaks Cotten, 28, from Plymouth, has suffered breathing difficulties, bouts of pneumonia, flu, anxiety, depression, aches, and fatigue in the past 13 years. It has cost her nine jobs.
Authors: Gustinetti G, Cangemi G, Bandettini R, Castagnola E Abstract In the last years, there has been a tremendous increase in the incidence of bacterial infections due to resistant strains, especially multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacilli. In Europe, a north to south and a west to east gradient was noticed, with more than one third of the K. pneumonia isolates being resistant to carbapenems in few countries. New antibiotics are lacking and, as a consequence, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters, normalized to pathogen minimal inhibitory concentration, are used with increased frequency to treat infecti...
CONCLUSIONS: Respiratory illnesses remain the main indication for ICU in HIV-positive patients. HIV infection is often diagnosed late, with patients presenting with life-threatening illnesses. Severity of illness as indicated by a high APACHE ΙΙ score, multiple organ dysfunction requiring inotropic support and RRT, rather than receipt of HAART, CD4 count and diagnosis at ICU admission, are predictors of ICU and hospital mortality. PMID: 29022532 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion ESBL-producing bacteria isolated from sputum are not likely to be the actual causative organisms of pneumonia. PMID: 29021461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kaga H, Komatsuda A, Saitoh M, Nara M, Omokawa A, Togashi M, Okuyama S, Wakui H, Takahashi N Abstract Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a systemic inflammatory disorder categorized as small-vessel vasculitis. We herein report an elderly Japanese man with AAV (granulomatous with polyangiitis affecting the eyes, nose, lungs, and kidneys) who also showed periaortitis at the diagnosis and developed cranial hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) during steroid maintenance therapy. His consciousness disturbance caused by HP improved after steroid pulse therapy, but he died of aspirat...
Conclusions Family history of atopy has strong association with asthma (p =0.005), while factors such as sex, residence, seasonal allergen, animal allergen, passive smoking, mode of delivery or consanguinity has not been associated with asthma. M. pneumonia in a respective bulk among pediatric patients with asthma constituted an important risk factor for asthma exacerbation presented as cough and wheezy chest without fever or chest X-ray findings.
Conclusions During the analyzed period, there was an increase of almost 3 years in the mean age of patients treated in the IMU of the Spanish National Health System, with a marked increase in comorbidity. These results should lead to a more appropriate assignment of nurse workloads and an increased implementation of good practices in clinical management.