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Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228155/catecholamines-as-outcome-markers-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-the-coma-tbi-study
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Sandro B Rizoli, Blessing N R Jaja, Alex P Di Battista, Shawn G Rhind, Antonio Capone Neto, Leodante da Costa, Kenji Inaba, Luis Teodoro da Luz, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Adic Perez, Andrew J Baker, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel
BACKGROUND: Elevated catecholamine levels might be associated with unfavorable outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We investigated the association between catecholamine levels in the first 24 h post-trauma and functional outcome in patients with isolated moderate-to-severe TBI. METHODS: A cohort of 174 patients who sustained isolated blunt TBI was prospectively enrolled from three Level-1 Trauma Centers. Epinephrine (Epi) and norepinephrine (NE) concentrations were measured at admission (baseline), 6, 12 and 24 h post-injury...
February 23, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222804/can-body-mass-index-predict-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#2
Yue-Nan Ni, Jian Luo, He Yu, Yi-Wei Wang, Yue-Hong Hu, Dan Liu, Bin-Miao Liang, Zong-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The effects of body mass index (BMI) on the prognosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are controversial. We aimed to further determine the relationship between BMI and the acute outcomes of patients with ARDS. METHODS: We searched the Pubmed, Embase, Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and ISI Web of Science for trials published between 1946 and July 2016, using "BMI" or "body mass index" or "overweight" or "obese" and "ARDS" or "ALI" or "acute respiratory distress syndrome" or "acute lung injury", without limitations on publication type or language...
February 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222803/optimal-energy-delivery-and-measured-energy-expenditure-impact-of-length-of-stay
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LETTER
Mette M Berger, Claude Pichard, Eric Fontaine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222758/erratum-to-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-versus-aortic-cross-clamping-among-patients-with-critical-trauma-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-japan
#4
Toshikazu Abe, Masatoshi Uchida, Isao Nagata, Daizoh Saitoh, Nanako Tamiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219399/noninvasive-detection-of-alarming-intracranial-pressure-changes-by-auditory-monitoring-in-early-management-of-brain-injury-a-prospective-invasive-versus-noninvasive-study
#5
Fabrice Giraudet, François Longeras, Aurélien Mulliez, Aurélie Thalamy, Bruno Pereira, Paul Avan, Laurent Sakka
BACKGROUND: In brain-injured patients intracranial pressure (ICP) is monitored invasively by a ventricular or intraparenchymal transducer. The procedure requires specific expertise and exposes the patient to complications such as malposition, hemorrhage or infection. As inner-ear fluid compartments are connected to the cerebrospinal fluid space, ICP changes elicit subtle changes in the physiology of the inner ear. Notably, we previously demonstrated that the phase of cochlear microphonic potential (CM) generated by sound stimuli rotates with ICP...
February 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219394/erratum-to-hemodynamic-consequences-of-severe-lactic-acidosis-in-shock-states-from-bench-to-bedside
#6
Antoine Kimmoun, Emmanuel Novy, Thomas Auchet, Nicolas Ducrocq, Bruno Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219408/the-impact-of-post-operative-sepsis-on-mortality-after-hospital-discharge-among-elective-surgical-patients-a-population-based-cohort-study
#7
Lixin Ou, Jack Chen, Ken Hillman, Arthas Flabouris, Michael Parr, Hassan Assareh, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Our aim in the present study was to assess the mortality impact of hospital-acquired post-operative sepsis up to 1 year after hospital discharge among adult non-short-stay elective surgical patients. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study of all elective surgical patients admitted to 82 public acute hospitals between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2012 in New South Wales, Australia. All adult elective surgical admission patients who stayed in hospital for ≥4 days and survived to discharge after post-operative sepsis were identified using the Admitted Patient Data Collection records linked with the Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages...
February 20, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202033/use-of-stepwise-lactate-kinetics-oriented-hemodynamic-therapy-could-improve-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-sepsis-associated-hyperlactatemia
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Xiang Zhou, Dawei Liu, Longxiang Su, Bo Yao, Yun Long, Xiaoting Wang, Wenzhao Chai, Na Cui, Hao Wang, Xi Rui
BACKGROUND: Setting lactate kinetics at >30% might improve the clinical outcomes of patients with sepsis-associated hyperlactatemia. The aim of this study was to explore the outcome benefits of stepwise lactate kinetics vs central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2)-oriented hemodynamic therapy at 6 h as the protocol goal during early resuscitation. METHODS: The relevant parameters and adverse events after different targets in 360 randomly assigned patients with sepsis-associated hyperlactatemia were recorded and compared...
February 16, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196509/point-of-care-testing-for-emergency-assessment-of-coagulation-in-patients-treated-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#9
Matthias Ebner, Ingvild Birschmann, Andreas Peter, Charlotte Spencer, Florian Härtig, Joachim Kuhn, Gunnar Blumenstock, Christine S Zuern, Ulf Ziemann, Sven Poli
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care testing (POCT) of coagulation has been proven to be of great value in accelerating emergency treatment. Specific POCT for direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is not available, but the effects of DOAC on established POCT have been described. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Hemochron® Signature coagulation POCT to qualitatively rule out relevant concentrations of apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran in real-life patients. METHODS: We enrolled 68 patients receiving apixaban, rivaroxaban, or dabigatran and obtained blood samples at six pre-specified time points...
February 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196506/the-success-of-pre-hospital-tracheal-intubation-by-different-pre-hospital-providers-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
K Crewdson, D J Lockey, J Røislien, H M Lossius, M Rehn
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital basic airway interventions can be ineffective at providing adequate oxygenation and ventilation in some severely ill or injured patients, and advanced airway interventions are then required. Controversy exists regarding the level of provider required to perform successful pre-hospital intubation. A previous meta-analysis reported pre-hospital intubation success rates of 0.849 for non-physicians versus 0.991 for physicians. The evidence base on the topic has expanded significantly in the last 10 years...
February 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189141/a-response-to-response-to-a-trial-on-reversal-of-death-by-neurologic-criteria
#11
LETTER
Ira S Pastor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187775/the-importance-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-the-development-of-weaning-induced-pulmonary-oedema
#12
LETTER
Filippo Sanfilippo, Cristina Santonocito, Gaetano Burgio, Antonio Arcadipane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183356/blood-pressure-and-acute-kidney-injury
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LETTER
Ryota Sato, Sarah Kyuragi Luthe, Michitaka Nasu
Maintaining the optimal blood pressure is an important aspect of preventing acute kidney injury (AKI), especially for vasopressor-dependent patients. Although mean arterial pressure (MAP) has played an important role in previous trials for prevention of AKI, there is little evidence that MAP actually reflects organ perfusion. In fact, several studies have suggested that perfusion pressure, including diastolic perfusion pressure and mean perfusion pressure (MPP) and calculated with central venous pressure (CVP), may be more useful than the widely used MAP to help prevent AKI...
February 10, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179018/skin-autofluorescence-in-acute-kidney-injury
#14
LETTER
Aurelie Lavielle, Sebastien Rubin, Alexandre Boyer, Karine Moreau, Kalina Rajaobelina, Christian Combe, Vincent Rigalleau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179016/shock-induced-endotheliopathy-shine-in-acute-critical-illness-a-unifying-pathophysiologic-mechanism
#15
REVIEW
PärIngemar Johansson, Jakob Stensballe, SisseRye Ostrowski
One quarter of patients suffering from acute critical illness such as severe trauma, sepsis, myocardial infarction (MI) or post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) develop severe hemostatic aberrations and coagulopathy, which are associated with excess mortality. Despite the different types of injurious "hit", acutely critically ill patients share several phenotypic features that may be driven by the shock. This response, mounted by the body to various life-threatening conditions, is relatively homogenous and most likely evolutionarily adapted...
February 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173874/could-type-2-diabetes-be-a-component-of-the-post-intensive-care-syndrome
#16
EDITORIAL
Jean-Charles Preiser, Caroline de Longueville
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173826/freedom-of-speech-for-all-critically-ill-patients-work-in-progress
#17
LETTER
P R Tuinman, S Ten Hoorn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159015/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-study-of-a-pseudomonas-vaccine-in-ventilated-icu-patients
#18
Jordi Rello, Claus-Georg Krenn, Gottfried Locker, Ernst Pilger, Christian Madl, Laura Balica, Thierry Dugernier, Pierre-Francois Laterre, Herbert Spapen, Pieter Depuydt, Jean-Louis Vincent, Lajos Bogár, Zsuzsanna Szabó, Barbara Völgyes, Rafael Máñez, Nahit Cakar, Atilla Ramazanoglu, Arzu Topeli, Maria A Mastruzzo, Abel Jasovich, Christian G Remolif, Liliana Del Carmen Soria, Max A Andresen Hernandez, Carolina Ruiz Balart, Ildikó Krémer, Zsolt Molnár, Frank von Sonnenburg, Arthur Lyons, Michael Joannidis, Heinz Burgmann, Tobias Welte, Anton Klingler, Romana Hochreiter, Kerstin Westritschnig
BACKGROUND: Currently, no vaccine against Pseudomonas is available. IC43 is a new, recombinant, protein (OprF/I)-based vaccine against the opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major cause of serious hospital-acquired infections. IC43 has proven immunogenicity and tolerability in healthy volunteers, patients with burns, and patients with chronic lung diseases. In order to assess the immunogenicity and safety of IC43 in patients who are most at risk of acquiring Pseudomonas infections, it was evaluated in mechanically ventilated ICU patients...
February 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159013/the-effects-of-low-tidal-ventilation-on-lung-strain-correlate-with-respiratory-system-compliance
#19
Jianfeng Xie, Fang Jin, Chun Pan, Songqiao Liu, Ling Liu, Jingyuan Xu, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: The effect of alterations in tidal volume on mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is determined by respiratory system compliance. We aimed to investigate the effects of different tidal volumes on lung strain in ARDS patients who had various levels of respiratory system compliance. METHODS: Nineteen patients were divided into high (Chigh group) and low (Clow group) respiratory system compliance groups based on their respiratory system compliance values...
February 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137269/a-diaphragmatic-electrical-activity-based-optimization-strategy-during-pressure-support-ventilation-improves-synchronization-but-does-not-impact-work-of-breathing
#20
Francois Beloncle, Lise Piquilloud, Nuttapol Rittayamai, Christer Sinderby, Hadrien Rozé, Laurent Brochard
BACKGROUND: Poor patient-ventilator synchronization is often observed during pressure support ventilation (PSV) and has been associated with prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation and poor outcome. Diaphragmatic electrical activity (Eadi) recorded using specialized nasogastric tubes is a surrogate of respiratory brain stem output. This study aimed at testing whether adapting ventilator settings during PSV using a protocolized Eadi-based optimization strategy, or Eadi-triggered and -cycled assisted pressure ventilation (or PSVN) could (1) improve patient-ventilator interaction and (2) reduce or normalize patient respiratory effort as estimated by the work of breathing (WOB) and the pressure time product (PTP)...
January 31, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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