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Immunotherapy of gram-negative bacterial sepsis

Randall S. Burd

Immunotherapy of gram-negative bacterial sepsis

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Published by R.G. Landes in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bacterial diseases.,
  • Gram-negative bacterial infections.,
  • Septicemia.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementRandall S. Burd, Carolyn S. Cody, David L. Dunn.
    SeriesMedical intelligence unit
    ContributionsCody, Carolyn S., Dunn, David L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC116.G677 B8 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 125 p. :
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20997317M
    ISBN 101879702045

      Gram-negative bacteria—which includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, associated with serious illnesses such as pneumonia and sepsis, and the food-borne Escherichia coli (E. coli)—are among the. Gram-negative bacteria—which includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, associated with serious illnesses such as pneumonia and sepsis, and the food-borne Escherichia coli (E. coli)—are among the hardest bacteria to destroy and the deadliest. These bacteria continually evolve, rendering current antibiotics powerless, and the pipeline for new.


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Abstract. The mortality associated with gram-negative bacteremia remains in the range of 20–35% [1, 2]. In patients developing gram-negative septic shock (i.e. 20–30% of the patients with gram-negative bacteremia and an unknown percentage of the patients with focal gram-negative infections not associated with detectable bacteremia), fatality ratios may reach 50% or more Cited by: 4.

Gram‐negative bacterial sepsis continues to represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Currently available medical therapy (antimicrobial agents, hemodynamic monitoring, aggressive fluid resuscitation, and nutritional support) for this disease process has reduced but not eliminated the severe consequences that may by: 3.

Immunotherapy of gram-negative bacterial sepsis: enhanced survival in a guinea pig model by use of rabbit antiserum to Escherichia coli J5. Dunn DL, Ferguson RM.

A rough mutant of Escherichia coli (J5), which expresses a core lipopolysaccharide antigen common to gram-negative organisms on its cell surface, was used to immunize by:   Gram-negative bacteria -- which includes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, associated with serious illnesses such as pneumonia and sepsis, and the food-borne Escherichia coli (E.

coli) -- are among the. Dunn DL, Ferguson R: Immunotherapy of gram-negative bacterial sepsis: Enhanced survival in a guinea pig model by use of rabbit antiserum to Escherichia coli J Surgery ; by: Surgical patients are particularly susceptible to nosocomial gram-negative infection.

Sepsis owing to gram-negative bacterial infection continues to carry a mortality rate in excess of 30% despite advances in antibiotics, source control, and hemodynamic monitoring and by:   Said et al. showed that PD-1 activation increased IL, a key anti-inflammatory cytokine increased in sepsis. Thus, blocking PD-1 may improve mortality in various chronic infections and, in this regard, animal studies demonstrate that inhibiting PD-1 improves survival in lethal fungal infections and in bacterial sepsis.

4Cited by: Innate immune pathways currently investigated for immunotherapy of sepsis. During sepsis, bacterial components, so called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) (e.g. double stranded DNA (dsDNA)) that are released by injured cells are recognized by pathogen Cited by: 1.

From its origins in the preantibiotic era as treatment for pneumococcal infections (using serotype-specific antisera) to its use as adjunctive therapy in sepsis, the concept of immunotherapy of bacterial infections has been very attractive and popular.

A number of issues, however (often practical as well as controversial) Author: Sam T. Donta. The pathophysiological effects of severe sepsis, septic shock and related syndromes result from tissues damaged by the uncontrolled production of the mediators of inflammation.

Early deaths are related primarily to the acute effects of the systemic inflammatory by: 3. In the case of gram-negative bacterial sepsis, a number of studies have correlated anti-CGL antibody levels at the onset of sepsis with outcome.

For example, the amount of IgG and IgM antibody to J5 core-glycolipid at the outset of Pseudomonas sepsis predicted who Cited by: Part of the Immunology and Medicine Series book series (IMME, volume 25) Over the last decades the incidence of gram-negative bacterial infections has risen markedly in most medical centres 1,2.

At the Boston City Hospital, the incidence of gram-negative bacteraemia increased from / admissions in to / admissions in : J. Baumgartner, M. Glauser. Neonatal septicemia or meningitis caused by Escherichia coli and other gram-negative bacilli cannot be differentiated clinically from septicemia or meningitis caused by other organisms.

The early signs of sepsis can be subtle and similar to signs observed in noninfectious processes. Signs of septicemia include fever, temperature instability, heart rate abnormalities, grunting.

Sepsis-induced immunoparalysis renders patients unable to clear their primary infection and more likely to develop secondary infections with opportunistic bacteria or fungi later on.

This is in line with data that the vast majority of septic patients do not die from the initial pro-inflammatory hit, but at a later time point from secondary or opportunistic infections in an immunosuppressed Cited by: Gram-negative bacteria produce sepsis and septic shock via the release of the cell-wall component known as endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide).

The lipid A moiety, common to gram-negative bacteria, is immunogenic and appears to account for many of the biologic effects of by: 6.

Sepsis is a clinical syndrome defined as the systemic host response to an infection. 1 In recent decades, research on the pathogenesis of sepsis has been dominated by the assumption that this syndrome is the result of excessive inflammation generated in response to a severe infection.

A large series of animal experiments has established that in severe overwhelming infection, Cited by: An infection or sepsis can happen at any time. However, when your body has very low levels of a certain type of white blood cell (neutrophils), your risk of getting an infection that can lead to sepsis increases.

This condition is a common side effect of chemo called neutropenia. Gram stain of the blood samples from both sites showed Gram-negative bacilli, and a diagnosis of Gram-negative sepsis was confirmed.

Chuan Li's doctors also knew that it was important to identify and treat the specific source of infection, so his PICC line was removed, since any indwelling catheter is considered a potential culprit. Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are the major cause of infection and death in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units [1–4].

In the United States alone, it has been estimated that – episodes of gram-negative septicemia occur each year [5], with an unknown number, perhaps even higher, of potentially lethal infections Author: J.

Baumgartner, M. Glauser. The Case for Immunotherapy Against Endotoxin in Sepsis and Septicemia. Authors; of a Phase III clinical trial in a premier journal that demonstrated a 39% reduction in mortality in those with gram-negative sepsis when treated with a human moncolonal antibody against the Lipid A (a component of the endotoxin of all gram-negative strains of Cited by: 1.

This work presents the role of Gram-negative bacteria endotoxins, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the complex and not fully explained pathogenesis of : Janusz Piotr Sikora. So far there has been no immunotherapy of sepsis in children of proven clinical efficacy, which prompts an aggressive examination of the immune system aimed at affecting its function.

Key words: sepsis; cytokines; reactive oxygen species; monoclonal antibodies; cytokine agonists and antagonists; i by: Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteremia and Septic Shock with HA-1A Human Monoclonal Antibody against Endotoxin — A Randomized, Double Cited by: Endotoxin, located in the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria, is responsible for the initiation of the pathophysiologic cascade of events called the sepsis syndrome.

This involves the release of cytokines, primarily tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukins 1 and 6 Cited by: 7. Sepsis is a clinical syndrome that results from a systemic host response to an infection. The outcome of sepsis is poor, and mortality rates are as high as 30–40%.

Sepsis is associated with the activation of multiple inflammatory pathways, including the cytokine network and the coagulation system. Sepsis can also result in an immunodepressed state that could leave Cited by: The majority of bacterial infections resulting in sepsis are due to gram-negative organisms.

Both the incidence and mortality associated with gram-negative sepsis are increasing. The infection sites are likely to be associated with gram-negative sepsis include the genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory by: 2. In a study conducted on hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients it was reported that 37% of the patients had Gram negative bacterial sepsis of blood.[2,3] Also Williams et al.

reportedcancer hospitalizations of which severe sepsis was present in 29, (%) of the patients. Bloodstream infections due to Gram-negative Author: Vivek G Bhat, Hemant J Vira, Rohini S Kelkar, Sanjay K Biswas, Preeti D Chavan. Immunethep has developed an anti-bacterial immunotherapy based on the discovery of a virulence mechanism shared by a set of different pathogenic bacteria.

We discovered that a single molecule (extracellular protein) which is excreted by the pathogenic bacteria is able to completely shut down the host immune system, letting the bacteria thrive.

Gram-negative bacteremia is a serious infection with an estimated crude mortality rate of 20%–50% [].Therefore, risk factors for the development of sepsis, the natural history of the disease [], and especially the therapy [] have been studied molecular tools have seldom been used to study sepsis [].In some of the later studies, episodes of bacteremia Cited by: 3.

Bacteroides fragilis is one important anaerobe, in which there is emerging resistance to metronidazole. Hence, this study on Bacteroides fragilis in Sepsis was aimed at finding the Gram negative anaerobe, Bacteroides fragilis which are metronidazole resistant and to find the gene sequencing of the resistant strain.

Sepsis is a condition that results from a harmful or damaging host response to infection. Many of the components of the innate immune response that are normally concerned with host defences Cited by:   The use of bacteriophages (viruses that lyse specific bacteria) as a replacement for antimicrobial agents against MDR pathogens remains an attractive option despite numerous challenges [7, 8].Phage therapy to treat bacterial infection was introduced in the early s and is still in clinical use in some regions in Eastern Europe and in Georgia [].Cited by: Life-threatening organ dysfunction triggered by infection.

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart Pronunciation: /ˈsɛpsɪs/. Pathophysiology of Sepsis and Septic Shock Many constructs have been offered to explain the clinical manifestations of sepsis and septic shock.

The mechanisms, however, remain incompletely understood. Gram negative bacterial sepsis and septic shock remain the best studied and therefore have been the paradigm for our current understanding.

Start studying Gram-Positive Sepsis. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Source: Cell. It delivers a one-two punch. “It” is a small-molecule drug that incorporates an antibiotic and an antigenic epitope.

The antibiotic directly kills gram-negative bacteria, and the. Immunotherapy based strategies for sepsis treatment may become more common in the near future. Immunomodulation in Sepsis: State of the Art and Future Perspective Gram-negative bacterial. They are so small that a line of 1, could fit across a pencil eraser.

Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and.

@article{osti_, title = {Use of antibiotics in the management of postirradiation wound infection and sepsis}, author = {Brook, I.}, abstractNote = {Ionizing gamma irradiation depresses the host defenses and enhances the susceptibility of the immunocompromised host to local and systemic infection due to endogenous or exogenous microorganisms.Just under half of all sepsis cases are caused by Gram-negative bacterial infections.

Sepsis occurs when an infection results in a systemic inflammatory response, which can lead to organ dysfunction and death.

Studies have shown that some outer membrane proteins, lipoproteins, and lipopolysaccharides are released from Gram-negative bacteria during sepsis; those proteins Author: Bethany R. Novick.Bacteremia (also bacteraemia) is the presence of bacteria in the is normally a sterile environment, so the detection of bacteria in the blood (most commonly accomplished by blood cultures) is always is distinct from sepsis, which is the host response to the bacteria.

Bacteria can enter the bloodstream as a severe complication of infections (like pneumonia or Specialty: Infectious disease.