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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342384/utility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-during-medical-emergency-team-met-activations-for-respiratory-deterioration
#1
Soumitra Sen, Ghazwan Acash, Akmal Sarwar, Yuxiu Lei, James M Dargin
PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasonography during medical emergency team (MET) activations for respiratory deterioration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study of inpatients requiring MET evaluation for respiratory decompensation. A blinded investigator recorded videos of lung and lower extremity ultrasonography. The videos were reviewed by blinded investigators to determine a ultrasonography diagnosis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329734/elevated-mif-2-levels-predict-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
#2
Julia Pohl, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Pia Stock, Peter Luedike, Tienush Rassaf
PURPOSE: D-dopachrome tautomerase (MIF-2 or DDT) is a member of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) superfamily and a close structural homolog to MIF. Circulating MIF-2 has been described to be elevated in patients suffering from sepsis, severe burn injury and after surgery. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of MIF-2 in critically ill patients. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were studied upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319910/the-role-of-vasopressin-and-the-vasopressin-type-v1a-receptor-agonist-selepressin-in-septic-shock
#3
REVIEW
Antonio F Saad, Marc O Maybauer
Septic shock remains one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill. Despite early goal therapy and administration of cathecholaminergic agents, up to 30% of patients succumb to the disease. In this manuscript, we first summarize the standard of care of patients with septic shock and current guidelines. We review the physiologic role of vasopressin and its role in septic shock management. We then review the most up-to-date evidence on the potential role of V1a receptor agonists such as Selepressin, in septic shock...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324786/assessment-of-corrected-flow-time-in-carotid-artery-via-point-of-care-ultrasonography-reference-values-and-the-influential-factors
#4
Hooman Hossein-Nejad, Mohsen Banaie, Seyedhossein Seyedhosseini Davarani, Payam Mohammadinejad
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of Corrected Flow Time (FTc) in carotid artery has been suggested recently as a measure of intravascular volume status. This study aimed to determine the reference values of FTc in carotid artery in a normal population. METHODS: A total number of 142 healthy volunteers (73 females and 69 males) with a mean age of 36.65±10.52years were included. RESULTS: The mean FTc in carotid artery was 325.18±22.15ms(0.5). The mean value of FTc differed significantly between females and males both before and after passive leg raise (PLR) (330...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315586/sucralfate-versus-histamine-2-receptor-antagonists-for-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-adult-critically-ill-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#5
Mustafa Alquraini, Fayez Alshamsi, Morten Hylander Møller, Emilie Belley-Cote, Saleh Almenawer, Roman Jaeschke, Robert MacLaren, Waleed Alhazzani
PURPOSE: To determine the impact of using sucralfate versus H2RAs for SUP on patient important outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, ACPJC, clinical trials registries, and conference proceedings through June 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing sucralfate to H2RAs for SUP in adult critically ill patients. RESULTS: 21 RCTs enrolling 3121 patients met inclusion criteria. There was no significant difference between sucralfate compared to H2RAs in the risk of clinically important GI bleeding (risk ratio [RR] 1...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285834/reconsidering-the-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy-for-neurological-emergencies
#6
REVIEW
S Honeybul, K M Ho, G R Gillett
OBJECTIVE: There is little doubt that decompressive craniectomy can reduce mortality. However, there is concern that any reduction in mortality comes at an increase in the number of survivors with severe neurological disability. METHOD: Over the past decade there have been several randomised controlled trials comparing surgical decompression with standard medical therapy in the context of ischaemic stroke and severe traumatic brain injury. The results of each trial are evaluated...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297684/physical-and-occupational-therapy-utilization-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#7
Liang R Cui, Megan LaPorte, Matthew Civitello, Meg Stanger, Maxine Orringer, Frank Casey, Bradley A Kuch, Sue R Beers, Cynthia A Valenta, Patrick M Kochanek, Amy J Houtrow, Ericka L Fink
PURPOSE: To characterize the use of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) consultation in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied children aged 1week-18years admitted to a tertiary care PICU for ≥3days. Patient characteristics, details of PT and OT sessions and adverse events were collected. A multivariable logistic regression was performed to determine factors associated with receipt of PT and OT consultation with propensity analysis followed by a regression for factors associated with outcome...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292665/abnormal-environmental-light-exposure-in-the-intensive-care-environment
#8
Emily P Fan, Sabra M Abbott, Kathryn J Reid, Phyllis C Zee, Matthew B Maas
PURPOSE: We sought to characterize ambient light exposure in the intensive care unit (ICU) environment to identify patterns of light exposure relevant to circadian regulation. METHODS: A light monitor was affixed to subjects' bed at eye level in a modern intensive care unit and continuously recorded illuminescence for at least 24h per subject. Blood was sampled hourly and measured for plasma melatonin. Subjects underwent hourly vital sign and bedside neurologic assessments...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291652/cost-effectiveness-of-hospital-treatment-and-outcomes-of-acute-methanol-poisoning-during-the-czech-republic-mass-poisoning-outbreak
#9
Jan Rulisek, Martin Balik, Ferdinand Polak, Petr Waldauf, Daniela Pelclova, Jan Belohlavek, Sergey Zakharov
PURPOSE: During an outbreak of mass methanol poisoning in the Czech Republic in 2012-2014, we compared the total hospital costs and one-year medical costs in the patients treated with different antidotes (fomepizole versus ethanol) and modalities of hemodialysis (intermittent hemodialysis, IHD, versus continuous renal replacement therapy, CRRT). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in 106 patients with confirmed diagnosis treated in 30 ICU settings. For each patient, the following data were analyzed: admission laboratory data, GCS, PSS, ICU length of stay, organ failures, treatment, outcome, and total hospital costs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279497/hyperoxia-at-what-level-of-spo2-is-a-patient-safe-a-study-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
#10
E M J Durlinger, A M E Spoelstra-de Man, B Smit, H J de Grooth, A R J Girbes, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, Y M Smulders
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed regarding a possible association between arterial hyperoxia and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. Oxygen status is commonly monitored noninvasively by peripheral saturation monitoring (SpO2). However, the risk of hyperoxia above specific SpO2 levels in critically ill patients is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine a threshold value of SpO2 above which the prevalence of arterial hyperoxia distinctly increases. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in adult mechanically ventilated intensive care patients in a tertiary referral center...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320561/the-effects-of-oral-rinse-with-0-2-and-2-chlorhexidine-on-oropharyngeal-colonization-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults-intensive-care-units
#11
Farid Zand, Leili Zahed, Parisa Mansouri, Freshte Dehghanrad, Maryam Bahrani, Mohammad Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the most common nosocomial infection in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) which increases the length of ICU stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, and mortality. The present study used an oral care protocol and compared the effects of two different concentrations of chlorhexidine on reduction of oropharyngeal colonization and VAP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 114 patients from trauma, surgery, neurosurgery, and general ICUs randomly allocated to two groups under oral care with 0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288355/time-required-to-initiate-outbreak-and-pandemic-observational-research
#12
Asgar H Rishu, Nicole Marinoff, Lisa Julien, Mariana Dumitrascu, Nicole Marten, Shauna Eggertson, Su Willems, Stacy Ruddell, Dane Lane, Bruce Light, Henry T Stelfox, Philippe Jouvet, Richard Hall, Steven Reynolds, Nick Daneman, Robert A Fowler
PURPOSE: Observational research focused upon emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome, and Zika virus has been challenging to quickly initiate. We aimed to determine the duration of start-up procedures and barriers encountered for an observational study focused upon such infectious outbreaks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 1 pediatric and 5 adult intensive care units, we measured durations from protocol receipt to a variety of outbreak research milestones, including research ethics board (REB) approval, data sharing agreement (DSA) execution, and patient study screening initiation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279498/response-to-a-letter-to-the-editor
#13
LETTER
Ari Moskowitz, Parth Patel, Michael W Donnino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278435/correlation-between-transition-percentage-of-minute-volume-tmv-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
#14
Chung-Kan Peng, Shu-Fen Wu, Shih-Hsing Yang, Chuan-Fa Hsieh, Chung-Chih Huang, Yuh-Chin T Huang, Chin-Pyng Wu
PURPOSE: We have previously shown in patients receiving adaptive support ventilation (ASV) that there existed a Transition %MinVol (TMV%) where the patient's work of breathing began to reduce. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that higher TMV% would be associated with poorer outcome in patients with acute respiratory failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we recruited patients with acute respiratory failure on ASV between December 2012 and September 2013 in a mixed ICU...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284096/prevalence-of-graduated-compression-stocking-associated-pressure-injuries-in-surgical-intensive-care-units
#15
Deborah B Hobson, Tracy Y Chang, Jonathan K Aboagye, Brandyn D Lau, Hasan M Shihab, Betsy Fisher, Samantha Young, Nancy Sujeta, Dauryne L Shaffer, Victor O Popoola, Peggy S Kraus, Gina Knorr, Norma E Farrow, Michael B Streiff, Elliott R Haut
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of static graduated compression stocking (sGCS)-associated pressure injury among patients in surgical intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from wound care rounds between April 2011 and June 2012 at 3 surgical ICUs at an urban, tertiary care hospital. Patients with sGCS-associated pressure injury were identified and descriptive analysis was performed on their demographic, perioperative, and postoperative characteristics...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273613/relatives-perception-of-stressors-and-psychological-outcomes-results-from-a-survey-study
#16
Bastian Matt, Daniel Schwarzkopf, Konrad Reinhart, Christian König, Christiane S Hartog
PURPOSE: To identify relevant stressors or resources of relatives of critically ill patients and explore their relationship with psychological outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective mixed-method study performed in 4 multidisciplinary ICUs of an urban academic hospital. Main relatives of consecutive patients with severe sepsis were questioned after 90days by structured interview. Quantitative data included demographic characteristics, ICU experience, Impact-of-Event Scale (posttraumatic stress) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS); answers to open questions about stressors and resources were transcribed verbatim and analyzed by thematic analysis...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259730/incidence-of-central-venous-catheter-hub-contamination
#17
Julie L Holroyd, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Mark J Rice, Kenneth H Rand, Brenda G Fahy
PURPOSE: To investigate microorganisms causing central venous catheter contamination and how this contamination differs across different catheter metrics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining IRB approval and informed consent, 830 cultures were prospectively obtained from 45 ICU patients with central venous catheter or peripherally inserted central catheter. Bacterial colonies were identified by mass spectrometry. RESULTS: Bacterial contamination of central catheter hubs occurred 44% of the time in this study in the ICU setting...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254436/occupational-therapy-for-delirium-management-in-elderly-patients-without-mechanical-ventilation-in-an-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
LETTER
Launa Williamson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246056/predicting-risk-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-acute-pancreatitis-patients-a-comparison-of-radical-basis-function-artificial-neural-network-and-logistic-regression-models
#19
Yang Fei, Jian Hu, Kun Gao, Jianfeng Tu, Wei-Qin Li, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To construct a radical basis function (RBF) artificial neural networks (ANNs) model to predict the incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP)-induced portal vein thrombosis. METHODS: The analysis included 353 patients with AP who had admitted between January 2011 and December 2015. RBF ANNs model and logistic regression model were constructed based on eleven factors relevant to AP respectively. Statistical indexes were used to evaluate the value of the prediction in two models...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284166/the-effect-of-targeted-temperature-management-on-qt-and-corrected-qt-intervals-in-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
#20
Zachary Rosol, David F Miranda, Yader Sandoval, Bradley A Bart, Stephen W Smith, Steven R Goldsmith
BACKGROUND: Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) improves outcomes after cardiac arrest but may affect the QT and QTc intervals which could increase the chance of subsequent arrhythmia. We report here the effects of TTM on both computer-derived and manually calculated QT and QTc as well as the relationship of the length of the QTc and serious arrhythmia in a retrospective single-center experience. METHODS: 193 patients undergoing TTM for cardiac arrest were studied...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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