Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia and ventilator-associated conditions: A randomized controlled trial with subglottic secretion suctioning
DAMAS, Pierre ; FRIPPIAT, Frédéric ; ANCION, Arnaud et al
in Critical Care Medicine (2015), 43(1), 22-30Detailed reference viewed: 89 (37 ULg)
High-volume versus standard-volume haemofiltration for septic shock patients with acute kidney injury (IVOIRE study): a multicentre randomized controlled trial
; ; et al
in Intensive Care Medicine (2013), 39(9), 1535-1546
PURPOSE : Septic shock is a leading cause of death among critically ill patients, in particular when complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI). Small experimental and human clinical studies have suggested ... [more ▼]
PURPOSE : Septic shock is a leading cause of death among critically ill patients, in particular when complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI). Small experimental and human clinical studies have suggested that high-volume haemofiltration (HVHF) may improve haemodynamic profile and mortality. We sought to determine the impact of HVHF on 28-day mortality in critically ill patients with septic shock and AKI. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, open, multicentre clinical trial conducted at 18 intensive care units in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. A total of 140 critically ill patients with septic shock and AKI for less than 24 h were enrolled from October 2005 through March 2010. Patients were randomized to either HVHF at 70 mL/kg/h or standard-volume haemofiltration (SVHF) at 35 mL/kg/h, for a 96-h period. RESULTS: Primary endpoint was 28-day mortality. The trial was stopped prematurely after enrolment of 140 patients because of slow patient accrual and resources no longer being available. A total of 137 patients were analysed (two withdrew consent, one was excluded); 66 patients in the HVHF group and 71 in the SVHF group. Mortality at 28 days was lower than expected but not different between groups (HVHF 37.9 % vs. SVHF 40.8 %, log-rank test p = 0.94). There were no statistically significant differences in any of the secondary endpoints between treatment groups. CONCLUSIONS: In the IVOIRE trial, there was no evidence that HVHF at 70 mL/kg/h, when compared with contemporary SVHF at 35 mL/kg/h, leads to a reduction of 28-day mortality or contributes to early improvements in haemodynamic profile or organ function. HVHF, as applied in this trial, cannot be recommended for treatment of septic shock complicated by AKI. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 27 (0 ULg)
Procalcitonin usefulness for the initiation of antibiotic treatment in intensive care unit patients.
LAYIOS, Nathalie ; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ; CANIVET, Jean-Luc et al
in Critical Care Medicine (2012), 40(8), 2304-9
OBJECTIVES: : To test the usefulness of procalcitonin serum level for the reduction of antibiotic consumption in intensive care unit patients. DESIGN: : Single-center, prospective, randomized controlled ... [more ▼]
OBJECTIVES: : To test the usefulness of procalcitonin serum level for the reduction of antibiotic consumption in intensive care unit patients. DESIGN: : Single-center, prospective, randomized controlled study. SETTING: : Five intensive care units from a tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENTS: : All consecutive adult patients hospitalized for > 48 hrs in the intensive care unit during a 9-month period. INTERVENTIONS: : Procalcitonin serum level was obtained for all consecutive patients suspected of developing infection either on admission or during intensive care unit stay. The use of antibiotics was more or less strongly discouraged or recommended according to the Muller classification. Patients were randomized into two groups: one using the procalcitonin results (procalcitonin group) and one being blinded to the procalcitonin results (control group). The primary end point was the reduction of antibiotic use expressed as a proportion of treatment days and of daily defined dose per 100 intensive care unit days using a procalcitonin-guided approach. Secondary end points included: a posteriori assessment of the accuracy of the infectious diagnosis when using procalcitonin in the intensive care unit and of the diagnostic concordance between the intensive care unit physician and the infectious-disease specialist. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: : There were 258 patients in the procalcitonin group and 251 patients in the control group. A significantly higher amount of withheld treatment was observed in the procalcitonin group of patients classified by the intensive care unit clinicians as having possible infection. This, however, did not result in a reduction of antibiotic consumption. The treatment days represented 62.6 +/- 34.4% and 57.7 +/- 34.4% of the intensive care unit stays in the procalcitonin and control groups, respectively (p = .11). According to the infectious-disease specialist, 33.8% of the cases in which no infection was confirmed, had a procalcitonin value >1microg/L and 14.9% of the cases with confirmed infection had procalcitonin levels <0.25 microg/L. The ability of procalcitonin to differentiate between certain or probable infection and possible or no infection, upon initiation of antibiotic treatment was low, as confirmed by the receiving operating curve analysis (area under the curve = 0.69). Finally, procalcitonin did not help improve concordance between the diagnostic confidence of the infectious-disease specialist and the ICU physician. CONCLUSIONS: : Procalcitonin measuring for the initiation of antimicrobials did not appear to be helpful in a strategy aiming at decreasing the antibiotic consumption in intensive care unit patients. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 106 (13 ULg)
Persistent hypocoagulability in patients with septic shock predicts greater hospital mortality: impact of impaired thrombin generation.
MASSION, Paul ; PETERS, Pierre ; LEDOUX, Didier et al
in Intensive Care Medicine (2012), 38(8), 1326-35
PURPOSE: Sepsis induces hypercoagulability, hypofibrinolysis, microthrombosis, and endothelial dysfunction leading to multiple organ failure. However, not all studies reported benefit from anticoagulation ... [more ▼]
PURPOSE: Sepsis induces hypercoagulability, hypofibrinolysis, microthrombosis, and endothelial dysfunction leading to multiple organ failure. However, not all studies reported benefit from anticoagulation for patients with severe sepsis, and time courses of coagulation abnormalities in septic shock are poorly documented. Therefore, the aim of this prospective observational cohort study was to describe the coagulation profile of patients with septic shock and to determine whether alterations of the profile are associated with hospital mortality. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with septic shock on ICU admission were prospectively included in the study. From admission to day 7, analytical coagulation tests, thrombin generation (TG) assays, and thromboelastometric analyses were performed and tested for association with survival. RESULTS: Patients with septic shock presented on admission prolongation of prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), increased consumption of most procoagulant factors as well as both delay and deficit in TG, all compatible with a hypocoagulable state compared with reference values (P < 0.001). Time courses revealed a persistent hypocoagulability profile in non-survivors as compared with survivors. From multiple logistic regression, prolonged aPTT (P = 0.007) and persistence of TG deficit (P = 0.024) on day 3 were strong predictors of mortality, independently from disease severity scores, disseminated intravascular coagulation score, and standard coagulation tests on admission. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with septic shock present with hypocoagulability at the time of ICU admission. Persistence of hypocoagulability assessed by prolonged aPTT and unresolving deficit in TG on day 3 after onset of septic shock is associated with greater hospital mortality. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 64 (17 ULg)
FATAL SMALL FOR SIZE SYNDROME AFTER RIGHT LOBE DONATION
DETRY, Olivier ; DE ROOVER, Arnaud ; LAUWICK, Séverine et al
in Transplant International (2011, February), 24(1), 8-8Detailed reference viewed: 54 (23 ULg)
Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum: the typical echographic aspect is worth being known
ROYER, Ludovic ; HANS, Grégory ; CANIVET, Jean-Luc et al
in Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica (2011), 62(3), 157-159Detailed reference viewed: 36 (14 ULg)
L’ECMO (ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) aux soins intensifs : intérêt chez le patient en choc cardiogénique réfractaire, en hypoxémie réfractaire ou en arrêt cardiaque.
Massion, Paul ; Ledoux, Didier ; et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65
ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a cardiopulmonary assistance device able to support patients in cardiac arrest, refractory cardiogenic shock or refractory hypoxemia otherwise sentenced to ... [more ▼]
ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a cardiopulmonary assistance device able to support patients in cardiac arrest, refractory cardiogenic shock or refractory hypoxemia otherwise sentenced to death. Recent technical progresses, early indication decision, bedside multidisciplinary implant, specific complications screening and echocardiographic weaning testing are crucial points to allow success of this exceptional technique. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 281 (44 ULg)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in ICU patients suffering from cardiogenic shock, refactory hypoxemia or cardiac arrest
MASSION, Paul ; LEDOUX, Didier ; PIRET, Sonia et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010)Detailed reference viewed: 73 (18 ULg)
Mesure du débit de filtration glomérulaire aux soins intensifs basée sur l’iohexol : clairance plasmatique ou urinaire ?
Delanaye, Pierre ; Cavalier, Etienne ; Lambermont, Bernard et al
Poster (2009)Detailed reference viewed: 149 (20 ULg)
Pneumopericarde dans les suites d'une dehiscence de sternum.
DEFRESNE, Aline ; Ghaye, Benoit ; et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(2), 66-7
We report a case of pneumopericardium occuring after cardiac surgery. Pneumopericardium is a rare condition; trauma is the most frequent etiology. Nontraumatic causes include fistulae in relationship with ... [more ▼]
We report a case of pneumopericardium occuring after cardiac surgery. Pneumopericardium is a rare condition; trauma is the most frequent etiology. Nontraumatic causes include fistulae in relationship with the bronchial tree or oesophagus and intrapericardial gazeous production due to bacterial pericarditis. Pericardiocentesis is indicated in case of air tamponade and local infection. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 24 (1 ULg)
L'image du mois. Quelques singularites liees a la dissociation auriculo-ventriculaire.
DAMILOT, Gaëlle ; MASSION, Paul ; et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(3), 117-8Detailed reference viewed: 20 (1 ULg)
L'image du mois: Thrombus artériel pulmonaire proximal en échocardiographie
PHAN BA, Remy ; ; GENNIGENS, Christine et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(1), 4-5Detailed reference viewed: 28 (4 ULg)
Liver Transplantation Is Feasible in Super-Obese Patients: A Case Report.
Detry, Olivier ; Seydel, Benoît ; Kohnen, Laurent et al
in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(8), 3430-3431
Short- and long-term results of liver transplantation in morbidly obese patients may be impaired compared with the general transplant population. As a consequence, severe obesity has been considered to be ... [more ▼]
Short- and long-term results of liver transplantation in morbidly obese patients may be impaired compared with the general transplant population. As a consequence, severe obesity has been considered to be a relative contraindication to liver transplantation in many centers. Surgically, liver transplantation in severe obesity may be challenging. Moreover, obesity may lead to an increased rate of early and late medical complications. Herein we have reported successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient (body mass index, 55.1 kg/m(2)) who had developed terminal acute-on-chronic liver disease. In the first 6 months of follow-up, the patient underwent a severe diet that led to a significant weight loss reduction to a body mass index of 39 kg/m(2). This report of successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient suggests that severe obesity should not be considered to be an absolute contraindication to liver transplantation. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 62 (13 ULg)
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in myeloproliferative disorder.
Willems, Evelyne ; Canivet, Jean-Luc ; Ghaye, Benoît et al
in European Respiratory Journal (2009), 33(1), 213-216
The present study reports a case of biopsy-proven pulmonary veno-occlusive disease as a cause of severe pulmonary hypertension in a patient suffering from a chronic myeloproliferative disorder. The ... [more ▼]
The present study reports a case of biopsy-proven pulmonary veno-occlusive disease as a cause of severe pulmonary hypertension in a patient suffering from a chronic myeloproliferative disorder. The pulmonary disease evolved favourably under treatment with defibrotide, a pro-fibrinolytic medication used in hepatic veno-occlusive disease. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 82 (26 ULg)
SAPS 3 admission score: an external validation in a general intensive care population
Ledoux, Didier ; Canivet, Jean-Luc ; Preiser, Jean-Charles et al
in Intensive Care Medicine (2008)
OBJECTIVES: To validate the SAPS 3 admission score in an independent general intensive care case mix and to compare its performances with the APACHE II and the SAPS II scores. DESIGN: Cohort observational ... [more ▼]
OBJECTIVES: To validate the SAPS 3 admission score in an independent general intensive care case mix and to compare its performances with the APACHE II and the SAPS II scores. DESIGN: Cohort observational study. SETTING: A 26-bed general ICU from a Tertiary University Hospital. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS: Eight hundred and fifty-one consecutive patients admitted to the ICU over an 8-month period. Of these patients, 49 were readmissions, leaving 802 patients for further analysis. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: APACHE II, SAPS II and SAPS 3 variables were prospectively collected; scores and their derived probability of death were calculated according to their original manuscript description. The discriminative power was assessed using the area under the ROC curve (AUROC) and calibration was verified with the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test. The AUROC of the APACHE II model (AUROC = 0.823) was significantly lower than those of the SAPS II (AUROC = 0.850) and SAPS 3 models (AUROC = 0.854) (P = 0.038). The calibration of the APACHE II model (P = 0.037) and of the SAPS 3 global model (P = 0.035) appeared unsatisfactory. On the contrary, both SAPS II model and SAPS 3 model customised for Central and Western Europe had a good calibration. However, in our study case mix, SAPS II model tended to overestimate the probability of death. CONCLUSION: In this study, the SAPS 3 admission score and its prediction model customised for Central and Western Europe was more discriminative and better calibrated than APACHE II, but it was not significantly better than the SAPS II. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 50 (8 ULg)
Cyclic appearance of left ventricular outflow tract dynamic obstruction during mechanical ventilation: evidence for a preload dependent phenomenon.
Canivet, Jean-Luc ; Lancellotti, Patrizio ; Radermecker, Marc et al
in Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (2008), 23(4), 281-4
The cyclic appearance of dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction during mechanical ventilation, according to the phasic changes in preload, is described in this article. Hemodialysis-induced ... [more ▼]
The cyclic appearance of dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction during mechanical ventilation, according to the phasic changes in preload, is described in this article. Hemodialysis-induced fluid removal resulted in preload dependence as evidenced by the pulse pressure variation in a 56-year-old critically ill patient. The clinical picture was suggestive of myocardial failure. Transthoracic echocardiography disclosed dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction associated with systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve. Progressive fluid restitution resulted in a parallel decrease in both the degree of dynamic obstruction and pulse pressure variation. During fluid loading, dynamic obstruction disappeared at first during the inspiratory phase of intermittent positive pressure ventilation corresponding to the phasic increase in left ventricular preload. Further fluid loading resulted in the disappearance of dynamic obstruction during both inspiratory and expiratory phase of intermittent positive pressure ventilation. This is the first reported case clearly relating left ventricular outflow tract dynamic obstruction to preload dependence during mechanical ventilation in a critically ill patient without predisposing anatomical factor. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 185 (4 ULg)
L'image du mois. Image typique d'un shunt gauche-droit.
Legrain, Caroline ; Creemers, Etienne ; Radermecker, Marc et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63(4), 172-3Detailed reference viewed: 71 (3 ULg)
Churg Strauss Syndrome masquerading septic shock.
; CANIVET, Jean-Luc ; PREISER, Jean-Charles et al
in Acta Clinica Belgica (2008), 63(4), 269-72
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) can be related to acute inflammatory conditions that can be sometimes missed and inappropriately managed as severe infections. We report a case of Churg ... [more ▼]
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) can be related to acute inflammatory conditions that can be sometimes missed and inappropriately managed as severe infections. We report a case of Churg Strauss Syndrome (CSS), presenting as septic shock with acute onset of fever and multiple organ failure including pulmonary involvement with severe hypoxemia, hypotension requiring vasoactive support and acute renal failure. Antibiotics were discontinued and intravenous steroids allowed a rapid clinical improvement in close relationship with the fall in circulating eosinophils count. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 25 (1 ULg)
Mucormycose invasive du poumon et du rachis dorsal.
De Pasqual, Aurelie ; Deprez, Manuel ; Ghaye, Benoît et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63
Nous rapportons le cas d'un patient de 67 ans atteint d'un syndrome myélodysplasique et qui a développé une mucormycose pulmonaire avec extension tout à fait exceptionnelle vers le rachis dorsal ... [more ▼]
Nous rapportons le cas d'un patient de 67 ans atteint d'un syndrome myélodysplasique et qui a développé une mucormycose pulmonaire avec extension tout à fait exceptionnelle vers le rachis dorsal responsable d'un paraplégie aiguë. Après échec d'un traitement probabiliste anti-aspergillaire, c'est finalement l'analyse des prélèvements obtenus lors de la laminectomie décompressive qui a fourni le diagnostic mycologique. En raison d'une altération majeure de l'état général, la lobectomie prévue n'a pu être réalisée et malgré l'adaptation du traitement antifongique (Abelcet, Posaconazole), le patient est décédé. La mucormycose (ou zygomycose) pulmonaire est une infection fongique peu commune qui touche essentiellement les patients immuno-déprimés. Le champignon pathogène fait partie des zygomycètes dont la caractéristique principale est la capacité d'angio-invasion. L'invasion périneurale est une autre voie de propagation récemment mise en évidence. Les difficultés thérapeutiques associées à cette pathologie sont liées au terrain d'immunodépression, aux difficultés d'obtenir rapidement un diagnostic précis ainsi qu'à l'absence de sensibilité du Mucor aux antifongiques récemment introduits (V-Fend, Cancidas). Ceci souligne le risque inhérent à un traitement antifongique empirique par ces agents et la nécessité d'un prélèvement biopsique précoce en cas de non-réponse au traitement. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 227 (15 ULg)
Actualites therapeutiques en medecine intensive.
CANIVET, Jean-Luc ; ; PREISER, Jean-Charles et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(5-6), 277-80
Over the last ten years, much progress has been achieved in intensive care medicine. Large randomized studies, most often their multicentric, were performed and their results were translated into rules to ... [more ▼]
Over the last ten years, much progress has been achieved in intensive care medicine. Large randomized studies, most often their multicentric, were performed and their results were translated into rules to be followed for the most appropriate treatment of life-threatening organ failures. The place of non-invasive ventilation in the management of hypercapnic or hypoxic respiratory insufficiencies was thus defined, and the methods for less traumatic mechanical ventilation were specified. The techniques of renal replacement therapy were compared and the optimal doses of dialysis or hemofiltration were established. The metabolic support of the patients was also altered following landmark studies, such as the management of blood glucose, which deeply influenced the approach to critically ill patients. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 32 (3 ULg)