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Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215137/the-australian-and-new-zealand-intensive-care-society-clinical-trials-group-point-prevalence-program-2009-2016
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Kelly Thompson, Naomi Hammond, Glenn Eastwood, Marino Festa, Parisa Glass, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, Ian Seppelt, Colman Taylor, Nicola Watts, John Myburgh
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional point prevalence studies collect observational data at a single time point and may be used to facilitate subsequent research hypotheses and discovery. METHODS: We report the process of implementation and substantive outputs of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS CTG) point prevalence program, conducted in participating intensive care units from 2009 to 2016. RESULTS: Seventy-seven of a maximum 197 adult ICUs across Australia and New Zealand participated in 9 specified study days over 18 days of data collection and collected data on 5043 participants, with an average of 44 ICUs per study day...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215136/protocol-and-statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-randomised-evaluation-of-active-control-of-temperature-versus-ordinary-temperature-management-reactor-trial
#2
Paul J Young, Michael J Bailey, Richard W Beasley, Ross C Freebairn, Naomi E Hammond, Frank M P van Haren, Meg L Harward, Seton J Henderson, Diane M Mackle, Colin J McArthur, Shay P McGuinness, John A Myburgh, Manoj K Saxena, Anne Turner, Steve A R Webb, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Body temperature can be reduced in febrile patients in the intensive care unit using medicines and physical cooling devices, but it is not known whether systematically preventing and treating fever reduces body temperature compared with standard care. OBJECTIVE: To describe the study protocol and statistical analysis plan for the Randomised Evaluation of Active Control of Temperature versus Ordinary Temperature Management (REACTOR) trial. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Protocol for a phase II, multicentre trial to be conducted in Australian and New Zealand ICUs admitting adult patients...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215135/rapid-response-team-diagnoses-frequencies-and-related-hospital-mortality
#3
Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Espedito E Faraone, Jennifer A Holmes, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency and hospital mortality of problems (diagnoses) encountered by a rapid response team (RRT), and to identify the most common diagnoses for RRT triggers and for treating units. DESIGN: For each RRT event in 2015 at a tertiary hospital for adults, we chose the diagnosis that best explained the RRT event from a pre-defined list after reviewing relevant test results and clinical notes. RESULTS: There were 937 RRT events during 700 admissions and there were 58 different RRT diagnoses in 11 diagnosis groups...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215134/drainage-of-pleural-effusion-improves-diaphragmatic-function-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#4
Michele Umbrello, Giovanni Mistraletti, Andrea Galimberti, Ilaria R Piva, Ottavia Cozzi, Paolo Formenti
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion adversely affects the pressuregenerating capacity of the diaphragm. It uncouples the lung and chest wall, which may result in diaphragmatic dysfunction. Information on the effects of effusion drainage on diaphragmatic function is limited, but several studies report relief of dyspnoea after drainage, which was attributed to improved diaphragmatic mechanics, even if this issue was never formally addressed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of drainage of unilateral pleural effusion on diaphragmatic function...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215133/use-of-imaging-studies-for-determination-of-brain-death-in-south-australian-intensive-care-units
#5
Brett G Sampson, Luke D Datson, Shailesh Bihari
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of imaging studies (four-vessel angiography or radionuclide scan) for brain death determination in South Australian intensive care units, and to determine the rates of adherence with The ANZICS statement on death and organ donation of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). DESIGN, PATIENTS AND SETTING: Retrospective case-note review of 190 South Australian adult patients (≥ 18 years) who were brain dead and were organ donors (actual and intended), from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2014...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215132/physiological-antecedents-and-ward-clinician-responses-before-medical-emergency-team-activation
#6
Stephanie K Sprogis, Judy Currey, Julie Considine, Ian Baldwin, Daryl Jones
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the frequency, characteristics and timing of objectively measured clinical instability in adult ward patients in the 24 hours preceding activation of the medical emergency team (MET). We also examined ward clinician responses to documented clinical instability. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A descriptive, exploratory design with a retrospective medical record audit. We descriptively analysed data from 200 ward patients reviewed by the MET at a tertiary teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia, during 2014...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215131/angiotensin-ii-for-the-treatment-of-high-output-shock-3-athos-3-protocol-for-a-phase-iii-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#7
Lakhmir S Chawla, James A Russell, Sean M Bagshaw, Andrew D Shaw, Stuart L Goldstein, Mitchell P Fink, George F Tidmarsh
OBJECTIVE: Catecholamine-resistant hypotension (CRH) is characterised by inadequate response to standard doses of vasopressors, and increased mortality. Our Angiotensin II for the Treatment of High-Output Shock 3 (ATHOS-3) trial compares the efficacy and safety of angiotensin II (ANGII) versus placebo in CRH. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A phase III, multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of LJPC-501 (synthetic ANGII) for CRH in up to 120 intensive care units...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215130/exogenous-glucagon-like-peptide-1-attenuates-glucose-absorption-and-reduces-blood-glucose-concentration-after-small-intestinal-glucose-delivery-in-critical-illness
#8
Asaf Miller, Adam M Deane, Mark P Plummer, Caroline E Cousins, Lee-Anne S Chapple, Michael Horowitz, Marianne J Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of exogenous glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) on small intestinal glucose absorption and blood glucose concentrations during critical illness. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective, blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over, randomised trial in a mixed medical-surgical adult intensive care unit, with 12 mechanically ventilated critically ill patients, who were suitable for receiving small intestinal nutrient. INTERVENTIONS: On consecutive days, in a randomised order, participants received intravenous GLP-1 (1...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215129/longitudinal-changes-in-anthropometrics-and-impact-on-self-reported-physical-function-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#9
Lee-Anne S Chapple, Adam M Deane, Lauren T Williams, Richard Strickland, Chris Schultz, Kylie Lange, Daren K Heyland, Marianne J Chapman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients admitted to the ICU with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk of muscle wasting but this has not been quantified. Our aims were to describe longitudinal changes in anthropometrical data, compare the accuracy of non-invasive methodologies to the validated dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and assess the relationships between anthropometrical data and self-reported physical function. METHODS: In a prospective observational study, we recruited patients admitted to the ICU with a moderate-to-severe TBI over 12 months...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215128/the-characteristics-pattern-of-injury-and-outcome-of-children-admitted-to-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-following-an-inflicted-injury
#10
Anna K Butlinski, Warwick W Butt
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics, pattern of injury and outcome of children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) following an inflicted injury. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of hospital records from a 30-bed PICU in a university teaching hospital, examining data for children admitted to the PICU after an inflicted injury from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The hospital records of 46 children with an inflicted injury were reviewed...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215127/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients-with-drug-overdose-in-australia-and-new-zealand
#11
Luca Cioccari, Nora Luethi, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of patients admitted to the intensive care unit after a drug overdose (OD) is poorly defined. We aimed to study the incidence, characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to the ICU because of OD in Australia and New Zealand. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Retrospective study of data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database, including all patients admitted to an ICU with OD from 2005 to 2013...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215126/new-sepsis-definition-changes-incidence-of-sepsis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#12
James N Fullerton, Kelly Thompson, Amith Shetty, Jonathan R Iredell, Harvey Lander, John A Myburgh, Simon Finfer
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the impact of adopting the proposed new diagnostic criteria for sepsis, based on Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) criteria, on the diagnosis and apparent mortality of sepsis in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A two-stage, post hoc analysis of prospectively collected ICU research data from 3780 adult patients in 77 Australian and New Zealand ICUs on 7 study days, between 2009 and 2014...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215125/reducing-confusion-about-post-cardiotomy-delirium
#13
Daryl Jones, Carol L Hodgson, Yahya Shehabi, Michael C Reade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215124/the-athos-3-trial-angiotensin-ii-and-the-three-musketeers
#14
Rinaldo Bellomo, Andrew Hilton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903213/correction-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-plasma-filtration-in-severe-paediatric-sepsis-crit-care-resusc-2013-15-198-204
#15
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December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903212/correction-routine-coagulation-testing-in-intensive-care-crit-care-resusc-2016-18-213-217
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December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903211/participant-perceptions-of-a-rapid-response-team-training-course
#17
Richard Chalwin, Sam Radford, Alex Psirides, Russell Laver, Petra Bierer, Sumeet Rai, Cameron Knott, John Dyett, Daryl Jones
BACKGROUND: Rapid response team (RRT) responders would benefit from training, to ensure competent and efficient management of the deteriorating patient. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We obtained delegate feedback on a pilot training course for RRTs, commissioned by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), at the second ANZICS: The Deteriorating Patient Conference. METHODS: We surveyed participants on their perceptions of the course overall, and their perceptions of sessions containing presentations and videotaped and live demonstrations of simulated scenarios of patients whose conditions were deteriorating...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903210/resource-use-governance-and-case-load-of-rapid-response-teams-in-australia-and-new-zealand-in-2014
#18
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BACKGROUND: Rapid response teams (RRTs) are a mandatory element of Australian national health care policy. However, the uptake, resourcing, case load and funding of RRTs in Australian and New Zealand hospitals remain unknown. AIM: To assess the clinical activity, funding, staffing and governance of RRTs in Australian and New Zealand hospitals. METHODS: Survey of Australian and New Zealand hospitals as part of a biannual audit of intensive care resources and capacity...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903209/incidence-and-cost-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-after-discharge-from-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-study
#19
Benedict Tan, Richard Norman, Ed Litton, Chloe Heath, David J Hawkins, Ravi Krishnamurthy, Ravikiran Sonawane, Matthew H Anstey
OBJECTIVE: To describe current patterns in initiation and cessation of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in intensive care units, and to assess the costs associated with inappropriate (non-evidence-based) SUP. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective observational study in five ICUs in Western Australia. We assessed the medical records of consecutive patients admitted to the ICUs between September 2013 and January 2015. Patients aged < 18 years were excluded...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903208/early-experience-of-a-new-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-device-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
#20
Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Hergen Buscher, James Winearls, Jeff Breeding, Debasish Ghosh, Shimonti Chaterjee, Gary Braun, Eldho Paul, John F Fraser, John Botha
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the technology of extracorporeal respiratory assist systems have led to a renewed interest in extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCOR). The Hemolung is a new, low-flow, venovenous, minimally invasive, partial ECCOR device that has recently been introduced to clinical practice to aid in avoiding invasive ventilation or to facilitate lung-protective ventilation. OBJECTIVE: We report our early experience on use, efficacy and safety of the Hemolung in three Australian intensive care units...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
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