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21. Association of Corticosteroid Treatment With Outcomes in Adult Patients With Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Full text)

Association of Corticosteroid Treatment With Outcomes in Adult Patients With Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Although corticosteroids are widely used for adults with sepsis, both the overall benefit and potential risks remain unclear.To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in patients with sepsis.MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception until March 20, 2018 (...) , and updated on August 10, 2018. The terms corticosteroids, sepsis, septic shock, hydrocortisone, controlled trials, and randomized controlled trial were searched alone or in combination. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were included that compared administration of corticosteroids with placebo or standard supportive care in adults with sepsis.Meta-analyses were conducted using a random-effects model to calculate risk ratios (RRs) and mean differences (MDs) with corresponding 95% CIs. Two independent

2019 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

22. Point-of-care procalcitonin testing for the assessment and treatment of sepsis in children

Point-of-care procalcitonin testing for the assessment and treatment of sepsis in children Page 1 of 6 TER009 June 2018 Topic Exploration Report Topic explorations are designed to provide a high-level briefing on new topics submitted for consideration by Health Technology Wales. The main objectives of this report are to: 1. Inform discussions on new topics received by HTW. 2. Determine the quantity and type of evidence available on a topic. 3. Assess the topic against HTW selection criteria (...) . Topic: Point-of-care procalcitonin testing for the assessment and treatment of sepsis in children Topic exploration report number: TER009 Referrer: Martin Edwards, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Topic exploration undertaken by: Health Technology Wales Aim of Search Health Technology Wales researchers searched for evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of point-of-care procalcitonin testing in the assessment and treatment of sepsis in children. Summary of Findings The search

2019 Health Technology Wales

23. Blood test could shorten antibiotic treatment in newborns with suspected sepsis

Blood test could shorten antibiotic treatment in newborns with suspected sepsis Blood test could shorten antibiotic treatment in newborns with suspected sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal Blood test could shorten antibiotic treatment in newborns with suspected sepsis Published on 28 November 2017 doi: Measuring procalcitonin levels in newborns with suspected sepsis in the first days of life reduced antibiotic duration by 10 hours compared with standard care. There was no increase (...) in the risk of re-infection or death. Systemic infection can be rapidly life-threatening in newborn babies, so those with risk factors are often treated pre-emptively with intravenous antibiotics. If sepsis is not confirmed by blood culture the decision whether to discontinue antibiotics needs to be made, but results of the blood culture takes time. Procalcitonin is released into the blood in response to inflammation, and low levels may give an earlier indication that there is no serious infection

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

24. Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis

Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis Published on 31 January 2018 doi: The risk of death in adults with sepsis was 30% lower when each dose of antibiotic was given intravenously over three hours compared to a bolus or less (...) than 60 minutes. This systematic review included adults on intensive care units with a range of ages, severity of sepsis and other symptoms. A variety of antibiotics of the anti-pseudomonal beta-lactam class were used in the trials. These included carbapenems, penicillins and cephalosporins. In the UK, current guidance for intravenous use of these drugs is to give them over a period of up to 30 minutes. This review provides high-quality evidence that suggests that all patients should be given

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

25. A focus on treating fever does not improve survival in sepsis

A focus on treating fever does not improve survival in sepsis A focus on treating fever does not improve survival in sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal A focus on treating fever does not improve survival in sepsis Published on 27 June 2017 doi: Specifically treating fever in adults with sepsis did not reduce the number of people dying within 28 days. It also had no effect on the frequency of hospital-acquired infections, reversing septic shock, lowering heart rate or improving breathing (...) . Sepsis is a rare complication of an infection. Among the 123,000 people a year in England who develop sepsis around 30% will die from it, so improving our understanding of how to treat sepsis is clearly important. Early treatment of sepsis is important for a number of reasons, but the findings of this review imply that it is not necessary to specifically treat fever. We don’t know whether there might be benefits for people with very high temperatures. Share your views on the research. Why

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

26. Giving immediate antibiotics reduces deaths from sepsis

Giving immediate antibiotics reduces deaths from sepsis Giving immediate antibiotics reduces deaths from sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal Giving immediate antibiotics reduces deaths from sepsis Published on 18 April 2017 doi: Giving immediate antibiotics (defined as within one hour) when people present to emergency departments with suspected sepsis reduces their risk of dying by a third compared with later administration. This meta-analysis of observational data from 23,596 people (...) in emergency department settings confirmed that giving antibiotics within one hour was linked to a lower risk of in-hospital mortality compared with giving antibiotics later. This adds weight to recommendations from NICE and other organisations that antibiotics should be administered straight away in people with suspected sepsis. However, in practice up to a third of people in the UK do not receive antibiotics within the hour. NHS England and the UK Sepsis Trust have recently launched a campaign

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

27. Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis

Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis Published on 17 April 2018 doi: Adding the antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates or reduce deaths for people with bacterial blood infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus . It increased the risk of adverse reactions (...) of the most common causes of sepsis world-wide. Lack of evidence about the best treatment regime has led to wide variations in practice. Mortality rates in the UK range from 10% to 30%. The usual treatment is with a penicillin or glycopeptide but varies by the subgroup of S. aureus and whether the strain is methicillin-resistant. Case series show around 30% of people treated for S. aureus bacteraemia in the UK also received rifampicin, despite a lack of evidence for its use. The drug can cause liver

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

28. Ethanol locks in catheters for dialysis may prevent sepsis

Ethanol locks in catheters for dialysis may prevent sepsis Ethanol locks in catheters for dialysis may prevent sepsis Discover Portal Discover Portal Ethanol locks in catheters for dialysis may prevent sepsis Published on 25 September 2018 doi: In patients with tunnelled central venous catheters used for dialysis, ethanol locks may reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections when compared with other locks, mainly saline. There was no increase in the risk of catheter blockage with ethanol

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

29. Sepsis associated acute kidney injury. (Full text)

Sepsis associated acute kidney injury. Sepsis is defined as organ dysfunction resulting from the host's deleterious response to infection. One of the most common organs affected is the kidneys, resulting in sepsis associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) that contributes to the morbidity and mortality of sepsis. A growing body of knowledge has illuminated the clinical risk factors, pathobiology, response to treatment, and elements of renal recovery that have advanced our ability to prevent (...) , detect, and treat SA-AKI. Despite these advances, SA-AKI remains an important concern and clinical burden, and further study is needed to reduce the acute and chronic consequences. This review summarizes the relevant evidence, with a focus on the risk factors, early recognition and diagnosis, treatment, and long term consequences of SA-AKI. In addition to literature pertaining to SA-AKI specifically, pertinent sepsis and acute kidney injury literature relevant to SA-AKI was included.Published

2019 BMJ PubMed

30. Bacterial pathogens and resistance causing community acquired paediatric sepsis in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bacterial pathogens and resistance causing community acquired paediatric sepsis in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content

2019 PROSPERO

31. The value of venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide difference to arteriovenous oxygen content difference ratio in prognosis of severe sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The value of venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide difference to arteriovenous oxygen content difference ratio in prognosis of severe sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears

2019 PROSPERO

32. Sepsis biomarkers for prognosis of critically ill adult patients: a suite of prognostic factors systematic reviews

Sepsis biomarkers for prognosis of critically ill adult patients: a suite of prognostic factors systematic reviews Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated

2019 PROSPERO

33. Accuracy of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 for diagnosing sepsis

Accuracy of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 for diagnosing sepsis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g

2019 PROSPERO

34. The association between proteomic and metabolomic profiles and outcomes in patients with sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review

The association between proteomic and metabolomic profiles and outcomes in patients with sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record

2019 PROSPERO

35. Short-course versus prolonged-course antibiotic therapy for sepsis in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis

Short-course versus prolonged-course antibiotic therapy for sepsis in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated

2019 PROSPERO

36. The association of premorbid beta blocker exposure with mortality in sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The association of premorbid beta blocker exposure with mortality in sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated

2019 PROSPERO

37. The use of heteroscedasticity to evaluate the evidence for heterogeneity of treatment effects of steroids in adult patients with sepsis

The use of heteroscedasticity to evaluate the evidence for heterogeneity of treatment effects of steroids in adult patients with sepsis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration

2019 PROSPERO

38. Examination of antibiotic administration period guided by procalcitonin in sepsis or septic shock: systematic review and meta-analysis

Examination of antibiotic administration period guided by procalcitonin in sepsis or septic shock: systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration

2019 PROSPERO

39. Comparison of qSOFA and EWS (NEWS/NEWS2/MEWS) at predicting intensive care admission and mortality in suspected sepsis patients presenting to the Emergency Department

Comparison of qSOFA and EWS (NEWS/NEWS2/MEWS) at predicting intensive care admission and mortality in suspected sepsis patients presenting to the Emergency Department Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability

2019 PROSPERO

40. Can we quit administrations of antimicrobials in culture negative sepsis or septic shock?Systematic review and meta-analysis

Can we quit administrations of antimicrobials in culture negative sepsis or septic shock?Systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any

2019 PROSPERO