Predicting Morbidity and Mortality in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Preoperative Serum Albumin Still Matters

This study examined the association of preoperative serum albumin with outcomes for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.MethodsThe American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was retrospectively analyzed from 2005-2016 for adult patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Patients were stratified into four groups:
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Authors: Tian L, Zhu J, Jin J, Tong C, Zeng W, Deng S, Zou S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Normal B lymphocyte function and antibody secretion during inflammation can provide critical protection for the host. We aimed to synthesize existing evidence to explore whether circulating B cells and plasma immunoglobulin M (IgM) levels were associated with survival during sepsis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, ISI Web of Knowledge, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched. Studies with data on circulating B cells and plasma IgM levels within the initial 24 hours after sepsis onset were selected. ...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: In a highly controlled model of systemic inflammation in humans in vivo, a 5-h infusion of various vasopressors revealed distinctive effects on macrohemodynamic variables without affecting the sublingual microcirculation.
Source: Shock - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Science Aspects Source Type: research
Luca Calanni, 11, of Hamburg, New York, passed away from the flu on Saturday after the virus attacked his heart while he was being treated for septic shock and he suffered cardiac arrest.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Introduction:Sepsis is a systemic infection that can rapidly progress into multi organ failure and shock if left untreated. Previous studies have demonstrated the utility of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the evaluation of patients with sepsis. However, limited data exists on the evaluation of the tricuspid annular plane of systolic excursion (TAPSE) in patients with sepsis.Methods: We prospectively enrolled patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with concern for severe sepsis or septic shock in a pilot study. In patients that screened positive, the treating physician then performed POCUS to measure t...
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
The efficacy of dopamine versus epinephrine for pediatric or neonatal septic shock remains controversial. We conduct a meta-analysis to explore the influence of dopamine versus epinephrine on shock reversal fo...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Long non‑coding RNA MALAT1 serves as an independent predictive biomarker for the diagnosis, severity and prognosis of patients with sepsis. Mol Med Rep. 2020 Jan 09;: Authors: Chen J, He Y, Zhou L, Deng Y, Si L Abstract The present prospective study was conducted to investigate the independent risk and predictive value of plasma long non‑coding RNA metastasis‑associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) as a biomarker for the diagnosis, severity and prognosis of sepsis. A total of 120 patients with sepsis and 60 healthy controls (HCs) were recruited. The expression levels of plasma M...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
This study seeks to examine the association between the inflammatory background and the need for catecholamine treatment in hemodynamically instable patients having septic shock and acute kidney injury during HCO-CVVHD. There were 38 patients (F/M; 16/22, mean age 63 ± 16 years) included in the study. The initial content of the cytokines IL-4, IL-12, IL-17, and TNFα, C-reactive protein, and the score of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) were assessed. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) plot showed that a combination consisting of IL-17 × SOFA ≤22.3 was a ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Joris Vermassen, Kirsten Colpaert, Liesbet De Bus, Pieter Depuydt, Johan DecruyenaereAbstractPurposeIdentification of patients for epidemiologic research through administrative coding has important limitations. We investigated the feasibility of a search based on natural language processing (NLP) on the text sections of electronic health records for identification of patients with septic shock.Materials and methodsResults of an explicit search strategy (using explicit concept retrieval) and a combined search strategy (using both exp...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study revealed that ginsenoside metabolite PPT, inhibits inflammation-mediated inflammasome activation and supported the traditional use of ginseng in treating various inflammatory disorders.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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