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BACKGROUND Encephalopathy is a common complication of sepsis, and its onset can occur at any stage of sepsis and implies worse prognosis. However, the incidence, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of sepsis-associated encephalopathy remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiological features and risk factors for(More)
S100β and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) are brain injury biomarkers, mainly used in brain trauma, cerebral stroke and hypoxic ischemia encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to study the clinical significance of serum S100β and NSE in diagnosing sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) and predicting its prognosis. This was a prospective and observational(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been recognized as a major healthcare problem affecting millions of patients worldwide. However, epidemiologic data concerning AKI in China are still lacking. The objectives of this study were to characterize AKI defined by RIFLE criteria, assess the association with hospital mortality, and evaluate the impact of AKI(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS A total of 265 SAP patients were randomly divided into two groups: firstly, the conventional treatment group (C group, n = 130; and secondly the conventional treatment plus the LMWH treatment group (LT group, n = 135). The(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic effect of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) therapy on sepsis. METHODS Forty sepsis patients were randomly divided into two groups: routine treatment group and LMWH treatment group. Score of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II), the days in intensive care unit (ICU) and mortality rate in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the role of neuroglobin in the pathology of sepsis-associated encephalopathy and ascertain if neuroglobin has any protective effects against sepsis-associated encephalopathy. DESIGN Randomized laboratory animal study. SETTING Research university animal laboratory. SUBJECTS Two hundred and forty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+))/CD38/cyclic ADP ribose (cADPR)/Ca(2+) signaling pathway has been shown to regulate intracellular calcium homeostasis and functions in multiple inflammatory processes, its role in sepsis remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether the NAD(+)/CD38/cADPR/Ca(2+) signaling(More)
BACKGROUND Urine output (UO) is an essential criterion of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) definition and classification system for acute kidney injury (AKI), of which the diagnostic value has not been extensively studied. We aimed to determine whether AKI based on KDIGO UO criteria (KDIGOUO) could improve the diagnostic and prognostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and its receptors can be removed by high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) or continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH). METHODS The study was performed in 12 multiple organ dysfunstion syndrome (MODS) patients with acute renal failure (ARF). They were randomized to receive(More)