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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537938/should-all-massively-transfused-patients-be-treated-equally-an-analysis-of-massive-transfusion-ratios-in-the-nontrauma-setting
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Lauren M McDaniel, Matthew R Rosengart, Jay S Raval, Darrell J Triulzi, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Matthew D Neal
OBJECTIVES: Although balanced resuscitation has become integrated into massive transfusion practice, there is a paucity of evidence supporting the delivery of high ratios of plasma and platelet to RBCs in the nontrauma setting. This study investigated the administration of blood component ratios in the massively transfused nontrauma demographic. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, observational cohort of massively bleeding patients. SETTING: Surgical and critically ill patients at a tertiary medical center between 2011 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538442/impact-of-moderate-hyperchloremia-on-clinical-outcomes-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients-treated-with-continuous-infusion-hypertonic-saline-a-pilot-study
#2
Heidi M Riha, Michael J Erdman, Joseph E Vandigo, Lauren A Kimmons, Nitin Goyal, K Erin Davidson, Abhi Pandhi, G Morgan Jones
OBJECTIVES: Hyperchloremia has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. While previous research has demonstrated an association between hypertonic saline and hyperchloremia, limited data exist in neurocritical care patients. The objective of this study is to determine the impact of moderate hyperchloremia (chloride ≥ 115 mmol/L) on clinical outcomes in intracerebral hemorrhage patients treated with continuous IV infusion 3% hypertonic saline...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538441/hyperlactatemia-lactate-kinetics-and-prediction-of-citrate-accumulation-in-critically-ill-patients-undergoing-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-with-regional-citrate-anticoagulation
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Dmytro Khadzhynov, Annette Dahlinger, Christin Schelter, Harm Peters, Detlef Kindgen-Milles, Klemens Budde, Lukas Johannes Lehner, Fabian Halleck, Oliver Staeck, Torsten Slowinski
OBJECTIVES: Citrate accumulation is a major complication of regional citrate anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy. We studied the prediction of citrate accumulation during continuous veno-venous hemodialysis with regional citrate anticoagulation by initial lactate concentrations and lactate kinetics. DESIGN: A retrospective follow-up analysis from a cohort of critically ill patients. SETTING: Mixed medical-surgical ICUs at a university hospital...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538440/neurologic-injury-in-adults-supported-with-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-respiratory-failure-findings-from-the-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-database
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Roberto Lorusso, Sandro Gelsomino, Orlando Parise, Michele Di Mauro, Fabio Barili, Gijs Geskes, Enrico Vizzardi, Peter T Rycus, Raf Muellenbach, Thomas Mueller, Antonio Pesenti, Alain Combes, Giles Peek, Bjorn Frenckner, Matteo Di Nardo, Justyna Swol, Jos Maessen, Ravi R Thiagarajan
OBJECTIVES: To assess in-hospital neurologic (CNS) complications in adult patients undergoing veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization's data registry. SETTING: Data reported to Extracorporeal Life Support Organization from 350 international extracorporeal membrane oxygenation centers during 1992-2015. PATIENTS: Adults (≥ 18 yr old) supported with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538439/nonlinear-imputation-of-pao2-fio2-from-spo2-fio2-among-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-the-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Samuel M Brown, Abhijit Duggal, Peter C Hou, Mark Tidswell, Akram Khan, Matthew Exline, Pauline K Park, David A Schoenfeld, Ming Liu, Colin K Grissom, Marc Moss, Todd W Rice, Catherine L Hough, Emanuel Rivers, B Taylor Thompson, Roy G Brower
OBJECTIVES: In the contemporary ICU, mechanically ventilated patients may not have arterial blood gas measurements available at relevant timepoints. Severity criteria often depend on arterial blood gas results. Retrospective studies suggest that nonlinear imputation of PaO2/FIO2 from SpO2/FIO2 is accurate, but this has not been established prospectively among mechanically ventilated ICU patients. The objective was to validate the superiority of nonlinear imputation of PaO2/FIO2 among mechanically ventilated patients and understand what factors influence the accuracy of imputation...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538438/differential-regulation-of-the-autophagy-and-proteasome-pathways-in-skeletal-muscles-in-sepsis
#6
Flavia Stana, Marija Vujovic, Dominique Mayaki, Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet, Philippe Leblanc, Laurent Huck, Sabah N A Hussain
OBJECTIVES: Skeletal muscle fiber atrophy develops in response to severe sepsis, but it is unclear as to how the proteolytic pathways that are involved in its development are differentially regulated. We investigated the link between sepsis-induced fiber atrophy and activation of the proteasome and autophagy pathways and whether the degree of activation is more severe and sustained in limb muscles than it is in the diaphragm. DESIGN: Randomized controlled experiment...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538437/single-operator-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheter-insertion-verifies-proper-tip-placement
#7
Ori Galante, Tzachi Slutsky, Lior Fuchs, Alexander Smoliakov, Yuval Mizrakli, Victor Novack, Evgeni Brotfein, Moti Klein, Amit Frenkel, Leonid Koifman, Yaniv Almog
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a single-operator ultrasound-guided, right-sided, central venous catheter insertion verifies proper placement and shortens time to catheter utilization. DESIGN: Prospective observational study with historical controls. SETTING: Adult ICUs. PATIENTS: Sixty-four consecutive patients undergoing ultrasound-assisted right-sided central venous catheterization compared with 92 serial historic controls who had unassisted central catheter insertion at the same sites...
May 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504980/hyperchloremia-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#8
Ofer Sadan, Kai Singbartl, Prem A Kandiah, Kathleen S Martin, Owen B Samuels
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of acute kidney injury in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of all subarachnoid hemorrhage admissions. SETTINGS: Neurocritical care unit. PATIENTS: All patients with a diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage between 2009 and 2014. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Of 1,267 patients included in this cohort, 16...
May 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489649/a-novel-computerized-test-for-detecting-and-monitoring-visual-attentional-deficits-and-delirium-in-the-icu
#9
Cameron Green, Kirsty Hendry, Elizabeth S Wilson, Timothy Walsh, Mike Allerhand, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Zoë Tieges
OBJECTIVES: Delirium in the ICU is associated with poor outcomes but is under-detected. Here we evaluated performance of a novel, graded test for objectively detecting inattention in delirium, implemented on a custom-built computerized device (Edinburgh Delirium Test Box-ICU). DESIGN: A pilot study was conducted, followed by a prospective case-control study. SETTING: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh General ICU. PATIENTS: A pilot study was conducted in an opportunistic sample of 20 patients...
May 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489648/clinical-experience-with-iv-angiotensin-ii-administration-a-systematic-review-of-safety
#10
Laurence W Busse, Xueyuan Shelly Wang, Divya M Chalikonda, Kevin W Finkel, Ashish K Khanna, Harold M Szerlip, David Yoo, Sharon L Dana, Lakhmir S Chawla
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II is an endogenous hormone with vasopressor and endocrine activities. This is a systematic review of the safety of IV angiotensin II. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane. STUDY SELECTION: Studies in which human subjects received IV angiotensin II were selected whether or not safety was discussed. DATA EXTRACTION: In total, 18,468 studies were screened by two reviewers and one arbiter...
May 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481753/impact-of-telemedicine-monitoring-of-community-icus-on-interhospital-transfers
#11
Jasleen Pannu, Devang Sanghavi, Todd Sheley, Darrell R Schroeder, Rahul Kashyap, Alberto Marquez, Craig E Daniels, Daniel R Brown, Sean M Caples
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of tele-ICU monitoring on interhospital transfers from community-based ICUs to the quaternary care hospital at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of data on interhospital transfers comparing trends prior to tele-ICU implementation to those following implementation. SETTING: Tele-ICU programs are increasingly utilized to fill resource gaps in caring for critically ill patients...
May 5, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481752/preoperative-cognitive-performance-and-postoperative-delirium-are-independently-associated-with-future-dementia-in-older-people-who-have-undergone-cardiac-surgery-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Helena Claesson Lingehall, Nina S Smulter, Elisabeth Lindahl, Marie Lindkvist, Karl Gunnar Engström, Yngve G Gustafson, Birgitta Olofsson
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if postoperative delirium was associated with the development of dementia within 5 years after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Cardiothoracic Division, Umeå University Hospital, Sweden. PATIENTS: Patients aged 70 years old or older (n = 114) scheduled for routine cardiac procedures with cardiopulmonary bypass without documented dementia were enrolled in 2009. INTERVENTION: Structured assessments were performed preoperatively, 1 and 4 days after extubation, and 1, 3, and 5 years postoperatively...
May 5, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471887/recommendations-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-prevention-in-adult-icus-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Melanie D Whittington, Adam J Atherly, Donna J Curtis, Richard C Lindrooth, Cathy J Bradley, Jonathan D Campbell
OBJECTIVE: Patients in the ICU are at the greatest risk of contracting healthcare-associated infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This study calculates the cost-effectiveness of methicillin-resistant S aureus prevention strategies and recommends specific strategies based on screening test implementation. DESIGN: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a Markov model from the hospital perspective was conducted to determine if the implementation costs of methicillin-resistant S aureus prevention strategies are justified by associated reductions in methicillin-resistant S aureus infections and improvements in quality-adjusted life years...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471886/prospective-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-intervention-to-improve-outcomes-in-intensive-care-the-promoting-respect-and-ongoing-safety-through-patient-engagement-communication-and-technology-study
#14
Patricia C Dykes, Ronen Rozenblum, Anuj Dalal, Anthony Massaro, Frank Chang, Marsha Clements, Sarah Collins, Jacques Donze, Maureen Fagan, Priscilla Gazarian, John Hanna, Lisa Lehmann, Kathleen Leone, Stuart Lipsitz, Kelly McNally, Conny Morrison, Lipika Samal, Eli Mlaver, Kumiko Schnock, Diana Stade, Deborah Williams, Catherine Yoon, David W Bates
OBJECTIVES: Studies comprehensively assessing interventions to improve team communication and to engage patients and care partners in ICUs are lacking. This study examines the effectiveness of a patient-centered care and engagement program in the medical ICU. DESIGN: Prospective intervention study. SETTING: Medical ICUs at large tertiary care center. PATIENTS: Two thousand one hundred five patient admissions (1,030 before and 1,075 during the intervention) from July 2013 to May 2014 and July 2014 to May 2015...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471885/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#15
Laurence Dangers, Nicholas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hékimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Sébastien Besset, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure (i.e., cardiogenic shock complicating chronic cardiomyopathy) have not yet been reported. This study was undertaken to describe their outcomes and determine mortality-associated factors. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected. SETTING: Twenty-six-bed tertiary hospital ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five patients implanted with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471816/organ-support-after-death-by-neurologic-criteria-in-pediatric-patients
#16
Ariane Lewis, Nellie Adams, Arun Chopra, Matthew P Kirschen
OBJECTIVES: We sought to 1) evaluate how pediatricians approach situations in which families request continuation of organ support after declaration of death by neurologic criteria and 2) explore potential interventions to make these situations less challenging. DESIGN: A survey on management and personal experience with death by neurologic criteria was distributed electronically to pediatric intensivists and neurologists. We compared responses from individuals who practice in states with accommodation exceptions (accommodation states where religious or moral beliefs must be taken into consideration when declaring death: California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York) to those from non-accommodation states...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471815/does-admission-to-the-icu-prevent-african-american-disparities-in-withdrawal-of-life-sustaining-treatment
#17
Jason Chertoff, Angela Olson, Hassan Alnuaimat
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether black patients admitted to an ICU were less likely than white patients to withdraw life-sustaining treatments. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of hospital discharges from October 20, 2015, to October 19, 2016, for inpatients 18 years old or older and recorded those patients, along with their respective races, who had an "Adult Comfort Care" order set placed prior to discharge. A two-sample test for equality of two proportions with continuity correction was performed to compare the proportions between blacks and whites...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471814/sepsis-associated-30-day-risk-standardized-readmissions-analysis-of-a-nationwide-medicare-sample
#18
Brett C Norman, Colin R Cooke, E Wes Ely, John A Graves
OBJECTIVES: To determine national readmission rates among sepsis survivors, variations in rates between hospitals, and determine whether measures of quality correlate with performance on sepsis readmissions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of sepsis readmissions between 2008 and 2011 in the Medicare fee-for-service database. SETTING: Acute care, Medicare participating hospitals from 2008 to 2011. PATIENTS: Septic patients as identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes using the Angus method...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471813/challenging-authority-during-an-emergency-the-effect-of-a-teaching-intervention
#19
Zeev Friedman, Vsovolod Perelman, Duncan McLuckie, Meghan Andrews, Laura M K Noble, Archana Malavade, M Dylan Bould
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has shown that residents were unable to effectively challenge a superior's wrong decision during a crisis situation, a problem that can contribute to preventable mortality. We aimed to assess whether a teaching intervention enabled residents to effectively challenge clearly wrong clinical decisions made by their staff. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTION: Following ethics board approval, second year residents were randomized to a teaching intervention targeting cognitive skills needed to challenge a superior's decision, or a control group receiving general crisis management instruction...
April 29, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459708/withholding-pantoprazole-for-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial-and-meta-analysis
#20
Waleed Alhazzani, Gordon Guyatt, Mohammed Alshahrani, Adam M Deane, John C Marshall, Richard Hall, John Muscedere, Shane W English, François Lauzier, Lehana Thabane, Yaseen M Arabi, Tim Karachi, Bram Rochwerg, Simon Finfer, Nick Daneman, Fayez Alshamsi, Nicole Zytaruk, Diane Heel-Ansdell, Deborah Cook
INTRODUCTION: A decreased frequency of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a possible association of proton pump inhibitor use with Clostridium difficile and ventilator-associated pneumonia have raised concerns recently. The Reevaluating the Inhibition of Stress Erosions Pilot Trial determined the feasibility of undertaking a larger trial investigating the efficacy and safety of withholding proton pump inhibitors in critically ill patients. METHODS: In 10 ICUs, we randomized adult ICU patients anticipated to be mechanically ventilated for greater than or equal to 48 hours to receive 40 mg of IV pantoprazole daily or placebo...
April 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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