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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137833/the-role-of-corticosteroid-in-septic-shock-patients
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Xianshi Zhou, Ye Ye, Jun Li, Guanghua Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129539/leptospirosis-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Jorge Luis Hidalgo Marroquin, Guy A Richards, Pravin Amin
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by a gram negative aerobic spirochete of the genus Leptospira. It is acquired by contact with urine or reproductive fluids from infected animals, or by inoculation from contaminated water or soil. The disease has a global distribution, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions that have a humid, rainy climate and is also common in travelers returning from these regions. Clinical suspicion is critical for the diagnosis and it should be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient with a febrile hepatorenal syndrome in, or returning from endemic regions...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137834/response-to-the-letter-by-sion-jo-et-al
#3
LETTER
Rinaldo Bellomo, Ida F Ukor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137832/response-to-a-letter-to-the-editor
#4
Dan-Feng Zhang, Dong-Xin Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#5
REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127840/calculation-of-corrected-flow-time-wodey-s-formula-vs-bazett-s-formula
#6
LETTER
Payam Mohammadinejad, Hooman Hossein-Nejad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132980/disparities-in-hemodynamic-resuscitation-of-the-obese-critically-ill-septic-shock-patient
#7
LETTER
Bryan Allen, Calvin Tucker, Chere Adams, Jason A Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132979/hemodynamic-effect-of-bolus-versus-slower-infusion-of-intravenous-crystalloid
#8
LETTER
Sion Jo, Young Ho Jin, Jae Baek Lee, Taeoh Jeong, Jae Chol Yoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128779/noninvasive-ventilation-failure-in-pneumonia-patients-%C3%A2-65years-old-the-role-of-cough-strength
#9
Yueling Hong, Jun Duan, Linfu Bai, Xiaoli Han, Shicong Huang, Shuliang Guo
PURPOSE: To explore the association between cough strength and outcomes in elderly patients who received noninvasive ventilation (NIV) due to acute respiratory failure caused by pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled patients ≥65years old with acute respiratory failure caused by pneumonia. Just before NIV treatment, cough strength was assessed on a cough-strength scale graded from 0 to 5. Patients graded 0-2 were defined as having no/weak coughs and those graded 3-5 were defined as having moderate/strong coughs...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128377/viral-hemorrhagic-fever-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#10
REVIEW
Jorge Luis Hidalgo Marroquin, Guy A Richards, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses namely Arenaviruses, Filoviruses, Bunyaviruses, and Flaviviruses. Humans are not the natural reservoir for any of these organisms and acquire the disease through vectors from animal reservoirs. In some conditions human to human transmission is possible increasing the risk to healthy individuals in the vicinity, more so to Health Care Workers (HCW). The pathogenesis of VHF, though poorly understood, varies according to the viruses involved...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129538/pneumonia-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#11
REVIEW
Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Steve McGloughlin, Pravin R Amin
The aetiology of community acquired pneumonia varies according to the region in which it is acquired. This review discusses those causes of CAP that occur in the tropics and might not be readily recognizable when transplanted to other sites. Various forms of pneumonia including the viral causes such as influenza (seasonal and avian varieties), the coronaviruses and the Hantavirus as well as bacterial causes, specifically the pneumonic form of Yersinia pestis and melioidosis are discussed.
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128378/ebola-virus-disease-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#12
REVIEW
Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Ebola virus is a filovirus that can cause fatal hemorrhagic fever (HF) and five distinct species exist that vary in terms of geographical distribution and virulence. Once the more virulent forms enter the human population, transmission occurs primarily through direct contact with infected body fluids and may result in significant outbreaks. The devastating has been the recent West African outbreak. Clinically, signs and symptoms are similar to those of the other VHFs [4]. The incubation period is 2-21days, followed by fever, headache, myalgia, diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration; thereafter, there may be recovery or deterioration with collapse, neurological manifestations and bleeding, that can lead to a fatal outcome...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127842/budesonide-facilitates-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-difficult-to-wean-very-severe-copd-patients-association-with-inflammatory-mediators-and-cells
#13
Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Esmaeil Mortaz, Hamidreza Jamaati, Leila Bagheri, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Johan Garssen, Masoud Movassaghi, Peter J Barnes, Nicholas S Hill, Ian M Adcock
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilatory support is life-saving therapy for patients with respiratory failure in intensive care units (ICU) but is linked to ventilator-associated pneumonia and other nosocomial infections. Interventions that improve the efficiency of weaning from mechanical ventilation may improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether inhaled budesonide decreases time-to-weaning in COPD stage 4 difficult-to-wean patients and reduces the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in ICU patients...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117895/reply-to-dr-goldwasser
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LETTER
Matthew B Wolf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112904/procalcitonin-accurately-predicts-lung-transplant-adults-with-low-risk-of-pulmonary-graft-dysfunction-and-intensive-care-mortality
#15
Cristopher Mazo, Bárbara Borgatta, Teresa Pont, Alberto Sandiumenge, Silvia Moyano, Antonio Roman, Jordi Rello
PURPOSE: We evaluated the association of procalcitonin (PCT), IL-6-8-10 plasma levels during the first 72h after lung transplantation (LT) with ICU-mortality, oxygenation, primary graft dysfunction (PGD), and one-year graft function after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective, observational study. PCT and IL-6-8-10 plasma levels were measured at 24h, 48h and 72h after LT from 100 lung transplant recipients (LTr). Patients were followed until one year after LT. End-points were ICU survival, grade 3 PGD at 72h and one-year graft function...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132056/central-venous-pressure-and-ultrasonographic-measurement-correlation-and-their-associations-with-intradialytic-adverse-events-in-hospitalized-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#16
Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Luke A Seaburg, Jun Suzuki, Walter J Astorne, Anil S Patel, A Scott Keller, Ognjen Gajic, Kianoush B Kashani
PURPOSE: To investigate correlation of central venous pressure (CVP) with ultrasonographic measurement of central veins, along with association between these variables and occurrence of intradialytic adverse events in hospitalized patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients requiring hemodialysis via dialysis catheter were prospectively enrolled. CVP measurements through catheter, internal jugular vein aspect ratio, subclavian vein collapsibility, inferior vena cava (IVC) maximal diameter, and IVC collapsibility were recorded before and after hemodialysis...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121586/pre-sepsis-a-necessary-concept-to-complete-the-sepsis-3-picture
#17
LETTER
Jesus F Bermejo-Martin, Marta Martín-Fernandez, Raquel Almansa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102851/exploring-the-scope-of-communication-content-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#18
Czarina C H Leung, Jack Pun, Graham Lock, Diana Slade, Charles D Gomersall, Wai Tat Wong, Gavin M Joynt
PURPOSE: Ineffective communication during mechanical ventilation (MV) and critical illness is distressing to many patients. This study aimed to describe the scope of communication content of ventilated critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective qualitative interview study in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit. Ten alert, orientated adult patients who previously underwent MV for at least 24h and were able to speak at the time of interview were recruited...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102850/fetuin-a-to-adiponectin-ratio-is-a-promising-prognostic-biomarker-in-septic-critically-ill-patients
#19
LETTER
Maria Dalamaga, Irene Karampela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128780/apnea-testing-using-the-oxygen-insufflation-method-for-diagnosis-of-brain-death-may-compromise-pulmonary-function
#20
Joanna Sołek-Pastuszka, Marcin Sawicki, Waldemar Iwańczuk, Klaudyna Kojder, Wojciech Saucha, Zenon Czajkowski, Kornel Chełstowski, Romuald Bohatyrewicz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to compare the reliability and safety of the classical I-AT with the continuous positive airway pressure apnea test (CPAP-AT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the group of 48 patients (group O), an I-AT was performed at the end of BD diagnostic procedures, and approximately 1-1.5h later CPAP-AT with 100% FiO2 and CPAP of 10cm H2O, provided by ventilator in CPAP mode. After pre‑oxygenation with 100% FiO2 for 10min, the PaO2/FiO2 ratio was recorded prior to I-AT at time-point one (T1) and prior to CPAP-AT at time-point two (T2)...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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