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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173733/practice-of-intubation-of-the-critically-ill-at-mayo-clinic
#1
Nathan J Smischney, Mohamed O Seisa, Katherine J Heise, Kyle D Busack, Theodore O Loftsgard, Darrell R Schroeder, Daniel A Diedrich
OBJECTIVE: To describe the practice of intubation of the critically ill at a single academic institution, Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and to report the incidence of immediate postintubation complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Critically ill adult (≥18 years) patients admitted to a medical-surgical intensive care unit from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014, who required endotracheal intubation included. RESULTS: The final cohort included 420 patients...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142307/misdirected-sympathy
#2
Jason A Ferreira, Brittany D Bissell
The spectrum of sepsis and septic shock remains a highly prevalent disease state, carrying a high risk of morbidity and mortality. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) plays an important role in this initial cascade, enabling the host to respond to invading pathogens; however, prolonged activation can become pathological. The potential for unregulated sympathetic tone to become of detriment in patients with sepsis has fueled interest in the role and impact of sympatholysis, the selective inhibition of sympathetic tone...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142306/noninvasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy
#3
Jiajia Liu, Conor Bell, Vagia Campbell, Julian DeBacker, Erik Tamberg, Christie Lee, Sangeeta Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is commonly used as first-line therapy for immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure. However, it may not be appropriate for all patients, as failure of NIV and delayed endotracheal intubation (ETI) may increase mortality. We report our center's experience and outcomes for patients with active hematologic malignancy (HM) treated with NIV. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of consecutive patients with HM who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mount Sinai Hospital for acute respiratory failure between January 1, 2010, and May 31, 2015, and were initially treated with NIV...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122469/dexmedetomidine-for-refractory-intracranial-hypertension
#4
Kendra J Schomer, Christian M Sebat, Jason Y Adams, Jeremiah J Duby, Kiarash Shahlaie, Erin L Louie
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a selective α2 adrenergic agonist that is commonly used for sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU). The role of DEX for adjunctive treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension is poorly defined. The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of DEX on the need for rescue therapy (ie, hyperosmolar boluses, extraventricular drain [EVD] drainages) for refractory intracranial hypertension. Secondary objectives included the number of intracranial pressure (ICP) excursions, bradycardic, hypotensive, and compromised cerebral perfusion pressure episodes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118769/probabilistic-return-on-investment-analysis-of-single-family-versus-open-bay-rooms-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-early-evidence-on-nosocomial-infections-length-of-stay-and-direct-cost-of-care
#5
Hessam Sadatsafavi, Bahar Niknejad, Mardelle Shepley, Mohsen Sadatsafavi
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that the physical environment of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), including single-family rooms (SFRs) versus open-bay rooms (OPBYs), has tangible effects on vulnerable patients. The objective of this study was to illustrate the financial implications of SFR versus OPBY units by synthesizing and evaluating the evidence regarding the benefits and costs of each unit from a hospital perspective. METHODS: We assumed a hypothetical NICU with 40 beds in OPBY rooms, to be replaced with a new NICU with 32 SFRs and 8 OPBYs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110613/adrenomedullin-is-associated-with-surgical-trauma-and-impaired-renal-function-in-vascular-surgery-patients
#6
Hans-Jörg Gillmann, Antje Meinders, Jan Larmann, Bianca Sahlmann, Claudia Schrimpf, Thomas Aper, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Omke E Teebken, Gregor Theilmeier
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing vascular surgery are prone to perioperative organ injury because of both higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the extent of surgery. Early detection of organ failure is essential to facilitate appropriate medical care. Midregional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has been investigated in acute medical care settings to guide clinical decision-making regarding patient pathways and to identify patients prone to imminent cardiovascular or inflammatory complications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110612/efficacy-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-in-intensive-care-units
#7
Timothy N Liesching, Yuxiu Lei
PURPOSE: We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the physiological and clinical outcomes of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) with standard oxygen (O2) or conventional noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in intensive care units (ICUs). PROCEDURES: We selected the full-text prospective studies comparing HFNC with standard O2 or NIV in ICU. The continuous variables were analyzed with sample size-adjusted pooled t test. The categorical variables were extracted and combined for recalculating odds ratio...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100110/mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
#8
Stefano Busani, Giulia Serafini, Elena Mantovani, Claudia Venturelli, Maddalena Giannella, Pierluigi Viale, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Massimo Girardis
BACKGROUND: Patients with septic shock by multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganism maybe considered a specific population of critical patients at very high risk of death in whom the effects of standard sepsis treatment has never been assessed. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the risk factors for 30-day mortality and the impact of sepsis management in patients with septic shock caused by MDR bacteria. METHODS: Patients with septic shock by MDR bacteria admitted to the mixed intensive care unit (ICU) of Modena University Hospital during a 6-year period were studied...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073314/safety-of-the-peripheral-administration-of-vasopressor-agents
#9
Tyler Lewis, Cristian Merchan, Diana Altshuler, John Papadopoulos
Vasopressors are an integral component of the management of septic shock and are traditionally given via a central venous catheter (CVC) due to the risk of tissue injury and necrosis if extravasated. However, the need for a CVC for the management of septic shock has been questioned, and the risk of extravasation and incidence of severe injury when vasopressors are given via a peripheral venous line (PVL) remains poorly defined. We performed a retrospective chart review of 202 patients who received vasopressors through a PVL...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049389/external-validation-of-two-classification-and-regression-tree-models-to-predict-the-outcome-of-inpatient-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#10
Ryan W R Guilbault, Marcus Andreas Ohlsson, Anna M Afonso, Mark H Ebell
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively validate a previously developed classification and regression tree (CART) model that predicts the likelihood of a good outcome among patients undergoing inpatient cardiopulmonary resuscitation. DESIGN: Prospective validation of a clinical decision rule. SETTING: Skåne University Hospital in Malmo, Sweden. PATIENTS: All adult patients (N = 287) experiencing in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest and undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation between 2007 and 2010...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040989/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-concentrations-after-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#11
Fei Li, Qian-Xue Chen, Shou-Gui Xiang, Shi-Zhun Yuan, Xi-Zhen Xu
INTRODUCTION: The role of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH) is poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the secretion pattern of NT-proBNP in patients with HICH and to assess its relationship with hematoma size, hyponatremia, and intracranial pressure (ICP). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 147 isolated patients with HICH. Blood samples were obtained from each patient, and values of serum NT-proBNP, hematoma size, blood sodium, and ICP were collected for each patient...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932513/improving-incidence-of-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-using-simplified-clinical-practice-guidelines
#12
Amr S Omar, Hesham Ewila, Mahmoud Allam, Sameh Aboulnagah, Samy Hanoura, Praveen C Sivadasan, Ousama Bilal, Abdul Rasheed A Pattath, Abdulaziz AlKhulaifi
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) remains a major risk after cardiac surgery. Twelve percent patients admitted to this unit postcardiac surgery experienced POAF, which led to hemodynamic instability, increased risk of stroke, and increased length of postoperative intensive care unit stay. Our aim was to decrease the incidence of POAF in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit by the end of April 2014. METHODS: Design-Retrospective data analysis...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125947/letter-to-the-editor-regarding-do-serially-recorded-prognostic-scores-predict-outcome-better-than-one-time-recorded-score-on-admission-a-prospective-study-in-adult-intensive-care-patients
#13
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125946/do-serially-recorded-prognostic-scores-predict-outcome-better-than-one-time-recorded-score-on-admission-a-prospective-study-in-adult-intensive-care-patients
#14
Sangeeta Manerikar, Seetharaman Hariharan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903788/treatment-of-adenoviral-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-using-cidofovir-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#15
Minhyeok Lee, Seulgi Kim, Oh Jung Kwon, Ji Hye Kim, Inbeom Jeong, Ji Woong Son, Moon Jun Na, Yoo Sang Yoon, Hyun Woong Park, Sun Jung Kwon
Adenovirus infections are associated with respiratory (especially upper respiratory) infection and gastrointestinal disease and occur primarily in infants and children. Although rare in adults, severe lower respiratory adenovirus infections including pneumonia are reported in specific populations, such as military recruits and immunocompromised patients. Antiviral treatment is challenging due to limited clinical experience and lack of well-controlled randomized trials. Several previously reported cases of adenoviral pneumonia showed promising efficacy of cidofovir...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798316/facial-drooping-aphasia-and-an-incidental-lung-mass-in-a-nonsmoker
#16
Justin K Lui, Lacey J McIntosh, Jorge Escobar Valle, Thomas Stockl, Stephen Summers
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are atrial tachycardias associated with embolic strokes. To date, there have only been a few reports highlighting the incidence of these atrial tachycardias due to mechanical compression of myocardial structures and the pulmonary vasculature in certain mediastinal masses and cysts. CASE: We present a case of a 75-year-old gentleman who is a nonsmoker with a history of hypertension who presents with an acute embolic stroke due to atrial flutter likely from mechanical compression from an underlying squamous cell carcinoma of the lung...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530513/analysis-of-unplanned-intensive-care-unit-admissions-in-postoperative-pediatric-patients
#17
Elizabeth K Landry, Rodney A Gabriel, Sascha Beutler, Richard P Dutton, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are only a few retrospective, single-institution studies that have addressed the prevalence and risk factors associated with unplanned admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) after surgery. Based on the limited amount of studies, it appears that airway and respiratory complications put a child at increased risk for unplanned ICU admission. A more extensive and diverse analysis of unplanned postoperative admissions to the ICU is needed to address risk factors that have yet to be revealed by the current literature...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26912409/the-flipped-classroom-model-for-teaching-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
Christopher R Tainter, Nelson L Wong, Gaston A Cudemus-Deseda, Edward A Bittner
INTRODUCTION: The intensive care unit (ICU) is a dynamic and complex learning environment. The wide range in trainee's experience, specialty training, fluctuations in patient acuity and volume, limitations in trainee duty hours, and additional responsibilities of the faculty contribute to the challenge in providing a consistent experience with traditional educational strategies. The "flipped classroom" is an educational model with the potential to improve the learning environment. In this paradigm, students gain exposure to new material outside class and then use class time to assimilate the knowledge through problem-solving exercises or discussion...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26905540/controlled-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death
#19
Anne L Dalle Ave, David M Shaw
Controlled donation after circulatory determination of death (cDCDD) concerns donation after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (W-LST). We examine the ethical issues raised by W-LST in the cDCDD context in the light of a review of cDCDD protocols and the ethical literature. Our analysis confirms that W-LST procedures vary considerably among cDCDD centers and that despite existing recommendations, the conflict of interest in the W-LST decision and process might be difficult to avoid, the process of W-LST might interfere with usual end-of-life care, and there is a risk of hastening death...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26768425/hidden-obligatory-fluid-intake-in-critical-care-patients
#20
Muhammad Umair Bashir, Anan Tawil, Vishnu R Mani, Umer Farooq, Michael A DeVita
INTRODUCTION: In addition to the fluid intake in the form of intravenous maintenance or boluses in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, there are sources of fluids that may remain unrecognized but contribute significantly to the overall fluid balance. We hypothesized that fluids not ordered as boluses or maintenance infusions-"hidden obligatory fluids"-may contribute more than a liter to the fluid intake of a patient during any random 24 hours of critical care admission. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Harlem Hospital ICU for at least 24 hours were included in this study (N = 98)...
March 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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