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In adults, the clude intracranial venous thrombosis, cerebral oedema most common are Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus and hydrocephalus. Less common intravascular coagulation occur in 8–10% of patients organisms include gram-negative bacilli (particularly as with meningococcal meningitis. There may be r Nasopharyngeal clearance may be recommended for oedema, focal infarction and congested vessels in the the patient and household ‘kissing contacts’, e. Cephalosporins provide good clearance of nasal carriage in the patient, but penicillins do not. Poor givenstill demonstrates the causative organism in many prognostic markers include hypotension, confusion and cases. Abroad-spectrum antibiotic such as a cephalosporin at high doses is initially recommended due to the increasing emergence of penicillin-resistant strepto- Viral meningitis cocci. 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Around the world, arthropod- In all cases except herpes simplex encephalitis there is borne viruses cause epidemics and rabies causes an no effective treatment apart from supportive manage- almost invariably fatal encephalitis. Sus- pected cases of herpes encephalitis are treated urgently Pathophysiology with high dose i. Inflammation affects the meninges and parenchyma causing oedema and hence Prognosis raised intracranial pressure, diffuse and focal neurolog- Herpes simplex encephalitis has a mortality of 20% de- ical dysfunction. Persistent neu- Clinical features rological deficits occur in 50%, particularly memory im- The main triad of symptoms is headache, fever and al- pairment, personality change, dysphasia and epilepsy. Seizures (par- ticularly temporal lobe seizures) are also a presenting Tetanus feature.

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We recommend not using erythropoietin as a specifc treat- patients cannot be answered order cytotec 100 mcg with amex medications guide. A preliminary study of stress- ment of anemia associated with severe sepsis (grade 1B) buy 200 mcg cytotec fast delivery treatment 5th metatarsal avulsion fracture. When low-dose hydrocortisone is given, we suggest using with no effect on clinical outcome (198, 199). The effect continuous infusion rather than repetitive bolus injec- of erythropoietin in severe sepsis and septic shock would tions (grade 2D). One systematic review (217) included a total of 21 trials and showed bin did not demonstrate any benefcial effect on 28-day all- a relative risk of death of 0. In contrast as well when counts are ≤ 20,000/mm3 (20 × 109/L) if the to the most recent Cochrane review, Kreymann et al (219) clas- patient has a signifcant risk of bleeding. Higher platelet sifed fve studies that investigated IgM-enriched preparation as counts (≥ 50,000/mm3 [50 × 109/L]) are advised for active high-quality studies, combining studies in adults and neonates, bleeding, surgery, or invasive procedures (grade 2D). Guidelines for transfusion of platelets are derived faws; the only large study (n = 624) showed no effect (210). In addition, indi- sepsis are likely to have some limitation of platelet production similar rectness and publication bias were considered in grading this to that in chemotherapy-treated patients, but they also are likely to recommendation. Factors that may increase the bleeding risk and multicenter studies to further evaluate the effectiveness of indicate the need for a higher platelet count are frequently present other polyclonal immunoglobulin preparations given intrave- in patients with severe sepsis. Selenium bleeding in patients with severe sepsis include temperature higher than 38°C, recent minor hemorrhage, rapid decrease in platelet 1. We suggest not using intravenous selenium to treat severe count, and other coagulation abnormalities (203, 208, 209). Once tissue hypoperfusion has resolved and in the absence of extenuating circumstances, such as myocardial ischemia, severe hypoxemia, acute hemorrhage, or ischemic heart disease, we recommend that red blood cell transfusion occur only when hemoglobin concentration decreases to <7. Not using erythropoietin as a specifc treatment of anemia associated with severe sepsis (grade 1B). Fresh frozen plasma not be used to correct laboratory clotting abnormalities in the absence of bleeding or planned invasive procedures (grade 2D). Not using antithrombin for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock (grade 1B). In patients with severe sepsis, administer platelets prophylactically when counts are <10,000/mm3 (10 x 109/L) in the absence of apparent bleeding. We suggest prophylactic platelet transfusion when counts are < 20,000/mm3 (20 x 109/L) if the patient has a signifcant risk of bleeding. Higher platelet counts (≥50,000/mm3 [50 x 109/L]) are advised for active bleeding, surgery, or invasive procedures (grade 2D). Not using intravenous immunoglobulins in adult patients with severe sepsis or septic shock (grade 2B). Recruitment maneuvers be used in sepsis patients with severe refractory hypoxemia (grade 2C). That mechanically ventilated sepsis patients be maintained with the head of the bed elevated to 30-45 degrees to limit aspiration risk and to prevent the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (grade 1B). That a weaning protocol be in place and that mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis undergo spontaneous breathing trials regularly to evaluate the ability to discontinue mechanical ventilation when they satisfy the following criteria: a) arousable; b) hemodynamically stable (without vasopressor agents); c) no new potentially serious conditions; d) low ventilatory and end-expiratory pressure requirements; and e) low Fio2 requirements which can be met safely delivered with a face mask or nasal cannula. If the spontaneous breathing trial is successful, consideration should be given for extubation (grade 1A). Continuous or intermittent sedation be minimized in mechanically ventilated sepsis patients, targeting specifc titration endpoints (grade 1B). This protocolized approach should target an upper blood glucose ≤180 mg/dL rather than an upper target blood glucose ≤ 110 mg/dL (grade 1A). Blood glucose values be monitored every 1–2 hrs until glucose values and insulin infusion rates are stable and then every 4 hrs thereafter (grade 1C). Continuous renal replacement therapies and intermittent hemodialysis are equivalent in patients with severe sepsis and acute renal failure (grade 2B). Use continuous therapies to facilitate management of fuid balance in hemodynamically unstable septic patients (grade 2D). Not using sodium bicarbonate therapy for the purpose of improving hemodynamics or reducing vasopressor requirements in patients with hypoperfusion-induced lactic acidemia with pH ≥7. Patients with severe sepsis be treated with a combination of pharmacologic therapy and intermittent pneumatic compression devices whenever possible (grade 2C).

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