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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549803/a-specific-risk-assessment-scale-for-gcs-associated-pressure-ulcer-should-be-established-and-used-before-using-graduated-compression-stocking
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Man-Li Zha, Hong-Lin Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535440/management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-with-a-new-antibiotic-adjuvant-entity-ceftriaxone-sulbactam-disodium-edetate-a-novel-approach-to-spare-carbapenems
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Prachee Sathe, Sagar Maddani, Shilpa Kulkarni, Nita Munshi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most serious nosocomial infections in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to evaluate a new approach to spare the carbapenems for the management of patients diagnosed with VAP due to Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii). METHOD: This retrospective study was conducted on VAP patients presenting for treatment at tertiary care centre between May 2014 and March 2016. The case sheets of patients who have been treated for VAP with meropenem, antibiotic adjuvant entity (AAE) and colistin were analysed...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549273/body-weight-supported-bedside-treadmill-training-facilitates-ambulation-in-icu-patients-an-interventional-proof-of-concept-study
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Juultje Sommers, Denise C Wieferink, Dave A Dongelmans, Frans Nollet, Raoul H H Engelbert, Marike van der Schaaf
PURPOSE: Early mobilisation is advocated to improve recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. However, severe weakness in combination with tubes, lines and machinery are practical barriers for the implementation of ambulation with critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT) in critically ill patients in the ICU. METHODS: A custom build bedside Body Weight-Supported Treadmill was used and evaluated in medical and surgical patients in the ICU...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525778/inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-detects-fluid-responsiveness-among-spontaneously-breathing-critically-ill-patients
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Keith A Corl, Naomi R George, Justin Romanoff, Andrew T Levinson, Darin B Chheng, Roland C Merchant, Mitchell M Levy, Anthony M Napoli
PURPOSE: Measurement of inferior vena cava collapsibility (cIVC) by point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been proposed as a viable, non-invasive means of assessing fluid responsiveness. We aimed to determine the ability of cIVC to identify patients who will respond to additional intravenous fluid (IVF) administration among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients. METHODS: Prospective observational trial of spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514716/c-reactive-protein-procalcitonin-and-interleukin-6-kinetics-in-pediatric-postoperative-patients
#5
Andrea Sariego-Jamardo, Corsino Rey, Alberto Medina, Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Andrés Concha-Torre, Belén Prieto, Ana Vivanco-Allende
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525779/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-renal-replacement-therapy-modalities-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#6
Danielle M Nash, Sebastian Przech, Ron Wald, Daria O'Reilly
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes among critically ill adults with acute kidney injury (AKI) treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) or sustained low efficiency dialysis (SLED). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published in 2015 or earlier using MEDLINE®, EMBASE®, Cochrane databases and grey literature. Eligible studies included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) or prospective cohort studies comparing outcomes of mortality, dialysis dependence or length of stay among critically ill adults receiving CRRT, IHD or SLED to treat AKI...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505486/respiratory-support-techniques-to-avoid-desaturation-in-critically-ill-patients-requiring-endotracheal-intubation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Russotto, Andrea Cortegiani, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Cesare Gregoretti, Antonino Giarratano
PURPOSE: To evaluate which respiratory support method for critically ill patients undergoing endotracheal intubation (ETI) is associated with less desaturation. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus and CINAHL databases. We included randomized (RCT) and non-randomized (non-RCT) studies investigating any method of respiratory support before/during ETI compared to a reference control. RESULTS: Apneic oxygenation (ApOx) was the most commonly investigated respiratory support technique for critically ill patients undergoing intubation (4 RCTs, 358 patients)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502892/biomarkers-kinetics-in-the-assessment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-response-to-antibiotics-results-from-the-biovap-study
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Pedro Póvoa, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Paula Ramirez, Lieuwe D Bos, Mariano Esperatti, Joana Silvestre, Gisela Gili, Gemma Goma, Eugenio Berlanga, Mateu Espasa, Elsa Gonçalves, Antoni Torres, Antonio Artigas
PURPOSE: Our aim was to evaluate the role of biomarker kinetics in the assessment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) response to antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, multicenter, observational study to evaluate in 37 microbiologically documented VAP, the kinetics of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), mid-region fragment of pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM). The kinetics of each variable, from day 1 to 6 of therapy, was assessed with a time dependent analysis comparing survivors and non-survivors...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500920/the-impact-of-delayed-rapid-response-call-activation-on-patient-outcomes
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Sachin Gupta, Cameron Green, Ashwin Subramaniam, Lim Dee Zhen, Elizabeth Low, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of delay in rapid response call (RRC) activation on Hospital mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in a university affiliated hospital providing medical, surgical, mental health, maternity, and pediatric services. RRCs were considered delayed if RRC activation was delayed by ≥15min. The primary outcome measure was in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes included hospital length of stay (LOS), requirement of ICU admission, as well as requirement of mechanical ventilation and ICU LOS for patients requiring ICU admission...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500919/kinetics-of-circulating-fetuin-a-may-predict-mortality-independently-from-adiponectin-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-and-prognostic-factors-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-study
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Irene Karampela, Evangelia Kandri, Georgios Antonakos, Evangelos Vogiatzakis, Gerasimos Socrates Christodoulatos, Athina Nikolaidou, George Dimopoulos, Apostolos Armaganidis, Maria Dalamaga
PURPOSE: Fetuin-A and adiponectin, major hepatokine and adipokine respectively, have been implicated in systematic inflammation. Our aim was to jointly investigate whether kinetics of circulating fetuin-A, adiponectin and its isoform HMWA predict 28-day mortality in sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, serum fetuin-A, adiponectin and HMWA were determined in 102 ICU patients fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of SEPSIS-3, at enrollment and one week after, and in 102 healthy controls matched on age and gender...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505485/interventions-affecting-mortality-in-critically-ill-and-perioperative-patients-a-systematic-review-of-contemporary-trials
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Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Giovanni Landoni, Stefania Di Sanzo, Samuele Frassoni, Chiara Sartini, Luca Cabrini, Giacomo Monti, Mara Scandroglio, Alberto Zangrillo, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Confounders in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting significant effects on mortality in critically ill patients using non-surgical techniques have not been systematically explored. We aimed to identify factors unrelated to the reported intervention that might have affected the findings and robustness of such trials. METHODS: We searched Pubmed/MEDLINE for all RCTs on any non-surgical interventions reporting an effect on unadjusted mortality in critically ill patients between 1/1/2000 and 1/12/2015...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477509/intubation-using-apnoeic-oxygenation-to-prevent-desaturation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rhys S Holyoak, Thomas M Melhuish, Ruan Vlok, M Binks, Leigh D White
PURPOSE: To determine whether or not apnoeic oxygenation reduces the incidence of hypoxaemia during endotracheal intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of six databases for all relevant studies until November 2016 was performed. All study designs using apnoeic oxygenation during intubation were eligible for inclusion. All studies were assessed for level of evidence and risk of bias. A meta-analysis was performed on all data using Revman 5.3. RESULTS: Seventeen studies including 2422 patients were retrieved...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477508/effect-of-high-dose-furosemide-on-the-prognosis-of-critically-ill-patients
#13
Seok Jeong Lee, Chong Whan Kim, Myoung Kyu Lee, Sang-Ha Kim, Suk Joong Yong, Won-Yeon Lee
PURPOSE: Diuretics are used frequently in critically ill patients. We investigated the effects of furosemide on the prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following a retrospective review of patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (ICU), we analyzed risk factors with variables including initial furosemide dose for ICU mortality. RESULTS: A total of 448 patients were included. Total furosemide dose during the first three days of the ICU stay (odds ratio (OR) 2...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482237/hopelessness-independent-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life-and-short-term-mortality-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-multicentre-trial
#14
Lotti Orwelius, Margareta Kristenson, Mats Fredrikson, Sten Walther, Folke Sjöberg
PURPOSE: To assess the independent associations between ability to cope and hopelessness with measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and their effects on mortality up to 3 years after discharge in patients who have been treated in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional multicenter study of 980 patients. Ability to cope, hopelessness, and HRQoL were evaluated using validated scales. Questionnaires were sent to patients 6, 12, 24, and 36 months after discharge from ICU...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499130/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-in-the-low-tidal-volume-era-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Bourke W Tillmann, Michelle L Klingel, Alla E Iansavichene, Ian M Ball, A Dave Nagpal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hospital survival in patients with severe ARDS managed with ECMO and low tidal volume ventilation as compared to patients managed with low tidal volume ventilation alone. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for studies of at least 10 adult patients with severe ARDS comparing the use of ECMO with low tidal volume ventilation to mechanical ventilation with a low tidal volume alone. Only studies reporting hospital or ICU survival were included...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478334/electrolyte-abnormalities-in-critically-ill-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-receiving-parenteral-nutrition
#16
LETTER
Bryan Dotson, Vera Vulaj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477507/complications-following-hospital-admission-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#17
Madiba Omar, Lynne Moore, François Lauzier, Pier-Alexandre Tardif, Philippe Dufresne, Amélie Boutin, Paule Lessard-Bonaventure, Jérôme Paquet, Julien Clément, Alexis F Turgeon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence, determinants and impact on outcome of in-hospital complications in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a multicenter cohort study of TBI patients admitted between 2007 and 2012 in an inclusive Canadian trauma system. Risk ratios of complications, odds ratios of mortality and geometric mean ratios of length of stay (LOS) were calculated using generalized linear models with adjustment for prognostic indicators and hospital cluster effects...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525777/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-early-high-endotoxin-activity-in-septic-shock-an-observational-study
#18
Maurizio Bottiroli, Gianpaola Monti, Riccardo Pinciroli, Irene Vecchi, Valeria Terzi, Giuseppe Ortisi, Giampaolo Casella, Roberto Fumagalli
PURPOSE: To measure the prevalence of elevated Endotoxin Activity (EA) in a large cohort of patients with Septic Shock (SS), and to assess its value as an early indicator of Gram-Negative (GN) infection, disease severity, and patient risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled in this observational study if an EA determination was obtained within 24-h from SS onset. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. In-hospital follow-up was also conducted...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500918/experience-using-high-dose-glucose-insulin-potassium-gik-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Elise M A Slob, Rob Shulman, Mervyn Singer
PURPOSE: To audit the use of GIK in terms of safety, haemodynamic effects, and impact on catecholamine dosage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, evaluative audit of GIK use within the adult ICU of a London teaching hospital was conducted. Rescue therapy of GIK (up to 1.0Unitsinsulin/kg/h) was administered to improve cardiac function. Outcomes were ICU survival, change in cardiac index (CI) and blood lactate levels, events of hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia, and discontinuation time of catecholamine inotropes...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478045/sepsis-3-from-the-perspective-of-clinicians-and-quality-improvement-initiatives
#20
Flavia R Machado, Emmanuel Nsutebu, Salman AbDulaziz, Ron Daniels, Simon Finfer, Niranjan Kissoon, Harvey Lander, Imrana Malik, Elizabeth Papathanassoglou, Konrad Reinhart, Kevin Rooney, Hendrik Rüddel, Giulio Toccafondi, GiOrgio Tulli, Vida Hamilton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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