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Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903270/association-between-time-of-discharge-from-icu-and-hospital-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Si Yang, Zheng Wang, Zhida Liu, Jinlai Wang, Lijun Ma
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have provided inconsistent results on whether intensive care unit (ICU) discharge at night and on weekends is associated with an increased risk of mortality. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether ICU discharge time was associated with hospital mortality. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched to identify cohort studies that investigated the effects of discharge from the ICU on weekends and at night on hospital mortality, with adjustments for the disease severity at ICU admission or discharge...
December 1, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903267/skeletal-muscle-quality-as-assessed-by-ct-derived-skeletal-muscle-density-is-associated-with-6-month-mortality-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-patients
#2
Wilhelmus G P M Looijaard, Ingeborg M Dekker, Sandra N Stapel, Armand R J Girbes, Jos W R Twisk, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten, Peter J M Weijs
BACKGROUND: Muscle quantity at intensive care unit (ICU) admission has been independently associated with mortality. In addition to quantity, muscle quality may be important for survival. Muscle quality is influenced by fatty infiltration or myosteatosis, which can be assessed on computed tomography (CT) scans by analysing skeletal muscle density (SMD) and the amount of intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT). We investigated whether CT-derived low skeletal muscle quality at ICU admission is independently associated with 6-month mortality and other clinical outcomes...
December 1, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903300/inhaled-nitric-oxide-and-the-risk-of-renal-dysfunction-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
#3
Sheng-Yuan Ruan, Hon-Yen Wu, Hsien-Ho Lin, Huey-Dong Wu, Chong-Jen Yu, Mei-Shu Lai
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is a rescue therapy for severe hypoxemia in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Pooled data from clinical trials have signaled a renal safety warning for iNO therapy, but the significance of these findings in daily clinical practice is unclear. We used primary data to evaluate the risk of iNO-associated renal dysfunction in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study using data from a tertiary teaching hospital to evaluate the risk of incident renal replacement therapy (RRT) in iNO users compared with that of non-users...
November 30, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899151/lung-ultrasound-can-be-used-to-predict-the-potential-of-prone-positioning-and-assess-prognosis-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#4
Xiao-Ting Wang, Xin Ding, Hong-Min Zhang, Huan Chen, Long-Xiang Su, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: It is very important to assess the effectiveness of prone positioning (PP) in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, it is difficult to identify patients who may benefit from PP. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether prone positioning potential (PPP) can be predicted by lung ultrasound in patients with ARDS. METHODS: In this prospective study, 45 patients with ARDS were included for the assessment of PPP...
November 30, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894328/effect-of-driving-pressure-on-mortality-in-ards-patients-during-lung-protective-mechanical-ventilation%C3%A2-in-two-randomized-controlled-trials
#5
Claude Guérin, Laurent Papazian, Jean Reignier, Louis Ayzac, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Marie Forel
BACKGROUND: Driving pressure (ΔPrs) across the respiratory system is suggested as the strongest predictor of hospital mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We wonder whether this result is related to the range of tidal volume (VT). Therefore, we investigated ΔPrs in two trials in which strict lung-protective mechanical ventilation was applied in ARDS. Our working hypothesis was that ΔPrs is a risk factor for mortality just like compliance (Crs) or plateau pressure (Pplat,rs) of the respiratory system...
November 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894315/reassessing-the-death-risk-related-to-probiotics-in-critically-ill-patients
#6
LETTER
Alberto Enrico Maraolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890016/the-inflammatory-response-to-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-a-review-of-the-pathophysiology
#7
REVIEW
Jonathan E Millar, Jonathon P Fanning, Charles I McDonald, Daniel F McAuley, John F Fraser
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technology capable of providing short-term mechanical support to the heart, lungs or both. Over the last decade, the number of centres offering ECMO has grown rapidly. At the same time, the indications for its use have also been broadened. In part, this trend has been supported by advances in circuit design and in cannulation techniques. Despite the widespread adoption of extracorporeal life support techniques, the use of ECMO remains associated with significant morbidity and mortality...
November 28, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890015/the-involvement-of-regulatory-non-coding-rnas-in-sepsis-a-systematic-review
#8
Jeffery Ho, Hung Chan, Sunny H Wong, Maggie H T Wang, Jun Yu, Zhangang Xiao, Xiaodong Liu, Gordon Choi, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Zheng Li, Tony Gin, Matthew T V Chan, William K K Wu
BACKGROUND: Sepsis coincides with altered gene expression in different tissues. Accumulating evidence has suggested that microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and circular RNAs are important molecules involved in the crosstalk with various pathways pertinent to innate immunity, mitochondrial functions, and apoptosis. METHODS: We searched articles indexed in PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE and Europe PubMed Central databases using the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) or Title/Abstract words ("microRNA", "long non-coding RNA", "circular RNA", "sepsis" and/or "septic shock") from inception to Sep 2016...
November 28, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888836/limited-predictability-of-maximal-muscular-pressure-using-the-difference-between-peak-airway-pressure-and-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-during-proportional-assist-ventilation-pav
#9
Po-Lan Su, Pei-Shan Kao, Wei-Chieh Lin, Pei-Fang Su, Chang-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND: If the proportional assist ventilation (PAV) level is known, muscular effort can be estimated from the difference between peak airway pressure and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) (ΔP) during PAV. We conjectured that deducing muscle pressure from ΔP may be an interesting method to set PAV, and tested this hypothesis using the oesophageal pressure time product calculation. METHODS: Eleven mechanically ventilated patients with oesophageal pressure monitoring under PAV were enrolled...
November 27, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887653/intravascular-versus-surface-cooling-for-targeted-temperature-management-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-analysis-of-the-ttm-trial-data
#10
Guy W Glover, Richard M Thomas, George Vamvakas, Nawaf Al-Subaie, Jules Cranshaw, Andrew Walden, Matthew P Wise, Marlies Ostermann, Emma Thomas-Jones, Tobias Cronberg, David Erlinge, Yvan Gasche, Christian Hassager, Janneke Horn, Jesper Kjaergaard, Michael Kuiper, Tommaso Pellis, Pascal Stammet, Michael Wanscher, Jørn Wetterslev, Hans Friberg, Niklas Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management is recommended after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and may be achieved using a variety of cooling devices. This study was conducted to explore the performance and outcomes for intravascular versus surface devices for targeted temperature management after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of data from the Targeted Temperature Management trial. N = 934. A total of 240 patients (26%) managed with intravascular versus 694 (74%) with surface devices...
November 26, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884157/manual-versus-automated-monitoring-accuracy-of-glucose-ii-manage-ii
#11
Cláudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alexandre Brasseur, David Fagnoul, Timothy So, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jean-Charles Preiser
BACKGROUND: Intravascular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may facilitate glycemic control in the intensive care unit (ICU). We compared the accuracy of a CGM device (OptiScanner®) with a standard reference method. METHODS: Adult patients who had blood glucose (BG) levels >150 mg/dl and required insertion of an arterial and central venous catheter were included. The OptiScanner® was inserted into a multiple-lumen central venous catheter. Patients were treated using a dynamic-scale insulin algorithm to achieve BG values between 80 and 150 mg/dl...
November 25, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
#12
Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876075/chlorhexidine-bathing-and-health-care-associated-infections-among-adult-intensive-care-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Steven A Frost, Mari-Cris Alogso, Lauren Metcalfe, Joan M Lynch, Leanne Hunt, Ritesh Sanghavi, Evan Alexandrou, Kenneth M Hillman
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections (HAI) have been shown to increase length of stay, the cost of care, and rates of hospital deaths (Kaye and Marchaim, J Am Geriatr Soc 62(2):306-11, 2014; Roberts and Scott, Med Care 48(11):1026-35, 2010; Warren and Quadir, Crit Care Med 34(8):2084-9, 2006; Zimlichman and Henderson, JAMA Intern Med 173(22):2039-46, 2013). Importantly, infections acquired during a hospital stay have been shown to be preventable (Loveday and Wilson, J Hosp Infect 86:S1-70, 2014)...
November 23, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871305/response-to-a-trial-on-reversal-of-death-by-neurologic-criteria
#14
LETTER
Ariane Lewis, Arthur Caplan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863531/effects-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-linezolid-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics-a-systematic-review
#15
Gianluca Villa, Paola Di Maggio, A Raffaele De Gaudio, Andrea Novelli, Riccardo Antoniotti, Enrico Fiaccadori, Chiara Adembri
BACKGROUND: Major alterations in linezolid pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) parameters might be expected in critically ill septic patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) who are undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The present review is aimed at describing extracorporeal removal of linezolid and the main PK-PD parameter changes observed in critically ill septic patients with AKI, who are on CRRT. METHOD: Citations published on PubMed up to January 2016 were systematically reviewed according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement...
November 19, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855722/prognostic-impact-of-restored-sinus-rhythm-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Wen Cheng Liu, Wen Yu Lin, Chin Sheng Lin, Han Bin Huang, Tzu Chiao Lin, Shu Meng Cheng, Shih Ping Yang, Jung Chung Lin, Wei Shiang Lin
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NeOAF) is a common type of tachyarrhythmia in critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality in patients with sepsis. However, the prognostic impact of restored sinus rhythm (SR) in septic patients with NeOAF remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 791 patients with sepsis, who were admitted to a medical intensive care unit from January 2011 to January 2014, were screened. NeOAF was detected by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring...
November 18, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855696/the-utility-of-biomarkers-in-traumatic-brain-injury-clinical-management
#17
LETTER
Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Juan José Egea-Guerrero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852290/acute-kidney-injury-subphenotypes-based-on-creatinine-trajectory-identifies-patients-at-increased-risk-of-death
#18
Pavan K Bhatraju, Paramita Mukherjee, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Grant E O'Keefe, Angela J Frank, Jason D Christie, Nuala J Meyer, Kathleen D Liu, Michael A Matthay, Carolyn S Calfee, David C Christiani, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Mark M Wurfel
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. AKI is highly heterogeneous, with variable links to poor outcomes. Current approaches to classify AKI severity and identify patients at highest risk for poor outcomes focus on the maximum change in serum creatinine (SCr) values. However, these scores are hampered by the need for a reliable baseline SCr value and the absence of a component differentiating transient from persistent rises in SCr. We hypothesized that identification of resolving or nonresolving AKI subphenotypes based on the early trajectory of SCr values in the ICU would better differentiate patients at risk of hospital mortality...
November 17, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846895/development-and-validation-of-a-prehospital-prediction-model-for-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy
#19
Ithan D Peltan, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Lisa K Vande Vusse, Ellen Caldwell, Thomas D Rea, Ronald V Maier, Timothy R Watkins
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is a syndrome of early, endogenous clotting dysfunction that afflicts up to 30% of severely injured patients, signaling an increased likelihood of all-cause and hemorrhage-associated mortality. To aid identification of patients within the likely therapeutic window for ATC and facilitate study of its mechanisms and targeted treatment, we developed and validated a prehospital ATC prediction model. METHODS: Construction of a parsimonious multivariable logistic regression model predicting ATC - defined as an admission international normalized ratio >1...
November 16, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846908/simultaneous-assessment-of-the-synthesis-rate-and-transcapillary-escape-rate-of-albumin-in-inflammation-and-surgery
#20
András Komáromi, Ulrika Estenberg, Folke Hammarqvist, Olav Rooyackers, Jan Wernerman, Åke Norberg
BACKGROUND: Better knowledge of albumin kinetics is needed to define the indications for albumin use in clinical practice. This study involved two approaches: the synthesis rate and transcapillary escape rate of albumin were measured simultaneously at different levels of plasma albumin concentration in relation to acute inflammation and surgery; and two different tracers were compared to determine plasma volume and the transcapillary escape rate. METHODS: Healthy volunteers (n = 10), patients with acute inflammatory abdominal disease (n = 10), and patients undergoing elective pancreatic resection (n = 10) were studied...
November 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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