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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239476/prolonged-direct-hemoperfusion-using-a-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-cartridge-provides-sustained-circulatory-stabilization-in-patients-with-septic-shock-a-retrospective-observational-before-after-study
#1
Kyohei Miyamoto, Yu Kawazoe, Seiya Kato
BACKGROUND: Direct hemoperfusion therapy with polymyxin B immobilized fiber cartridges (PMX-DHP) is widely used for septic shock in Japan and parts of Europe. Although this treatment is usually administered for 2 h, the optimal duration has not been established. METHODS: This retrospective study compared the effects of prolonged and conventional PMX-DHP durations (2 and 12 h, respectively) for septic shock. Between October 2013 and March 2015, 18 patients underwent conventional PMX-DHP, and between April 2015 and May 2016, 18 patients underwent prolonged PMX-DHP...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239475/long-term-cognitive-outcomes-among-unselected-ventilated-and-non-ventilated-icu-patients
#2
José Raimundo A de Azevedo, Widlani Sousa Montenegro, Djane Pereira Rodrigues, Suellen C de C Souza, Vanessa F S Araujo, Margareth Pereira de Paula, Patricia H C P Prazeres, Adenilde da Luz Leitão, Adriana V N Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Cognitive dysfunction is an important long-term complication of critical illness associated with reduced quality of life, increase in healthcare costs, and institutionalization. Delirium, an acute form of brain dysfunction that is common during critical illness has been shown to be associated with long-term cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to estimate the prevalence and severity of cognitive dysfunction in an unselected population of medical and surgical ICU patients...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194277/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-pain-events-during-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-study
#3
Ayahiro Yamashita, Masaki Yamasaki, Hiroki Matsuyama, Fumimasa Amaya
BACKGROUND: Pain assessment is highly recommended in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. However, pain intensity and its impact on outcomes in these patients remain obscure. We collected the results of routine pain assessments, utilizing the behavioral pain scale (BPS), from 151 patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Risk factors associated with a pain event, defined as BPS of >5, and its impact on patient outcomes were investigated. METHODS: A total of 151 consecutive adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h in a single 10-bed ICU were enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174662/psychological-rumination-and-recovery-from-work-in-intensive-care-professionals-associations-with-stress-burnout-depression-and-health
#4
Tushna Vandevala, Louisa Pavey, Olga Chelidoni, Nai-Feng Chang, Ben Creagh-Brown, Anna Cox
BACKGROUND: The work demands of critical care can be a major cause of stress in intensive care unit (ICU) professionals and lead to poor health outcomes. In the process of recovery from work, psychological rumination is considered to be an important mediating variable in the relationship between work demands and health outcomes. This study aimed to extend our knowledge of the process by which ICU stressors and differing rumination styles are associated with burnout, depression and risk of psychiatric morbidity among ICU professionals...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168038/echocardiography-for-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-primer-for-intensive-care-physicians
#5
REVIEW
Zhongheng Zhang
Echocardiography is an invaluable tool in the management of patients with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) and subsequent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and weaning. At the very beginning, echocardiography can identify the etiology of cardiac arrest, such as massive pulmonary embolism and cardiac tamponade. Eliminating these culprits saves life and may avoid the initiation of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If the underlying causes are not identified or intrinsic to the heart (e...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138389/the-impact-of-changes-in-intensive-care-organization-on-patient-outcome-and-cost-effectiveness-a-narrative-review
#6
REVIEW
Alexander F van der Sluijs, Eline R van Slobbe-Bijlsma, Stephen E Chick, Margreeth B Vroom, Dave A Dongelmans, Alexander P J Vlaar
The mortality rate of critically ill patients is high and the cost of the intensive (ICU) department is among the highest within the health-care industry. The cost will continue to increase because of the aging population in the western world. In the present review, we will discuss the impact of changes in ICU department organization on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness. The general perception that drug and treatment discoveries are the main drivers behind improved patient outcome within the health-care industry is in general not true...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127437/effect-of-extracorporeal-cytokine-removal-on-vascular-barrier-function-in-a-septic-shock-patient
#7
Sascha David, Kristina Thamm, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Christine S Falk, Jan T Kielstein
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems, affecting millions of individuals around the world each year. Pathophysiologically, septic multiple organ dysfunction (MOD) is a life-threatening condition caused by an overwhelming systemic inflammatory response of the host's organism to an infection. We experimentally tested if high circulating cytokine levels might increase vascular permeability-a critical hallmark of the disease-and if this phenomenon can be reversed by therapeutic cytokine removal (CytoSorb®) in an exemplary patient...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101365/comments-to-role-of-upper-airway-ultrasound-in-airway-management
#8
Wan-Ching Lien
Tracheal ultrasound can be an alternative diagnostic tool in airway management, besides traditional confirmatory methods such as capnography and auscultation. The standard image is a hyperechoic air-mucosa (A-M) interface with a reverberation artifact posteriorly (comet-tail artifact). If the second A-M interface appears, which we call a "double-tract sign," esophageal intubation is considered.
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101364/hemodynamic-effects-of-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-the-prophylaxis-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-for-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-randomized-trial
#9
Masahiro Ojima, Ryosuke Takegawa, Tomoya Hirose, Mitsuo Ohnishi, Tadahiko Shiozaki, Takeshi Shimazu
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major complication in critical care. There are various methods of prophylaxis, but none of them fully prevent DVT, and each method has adverse effects. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) could be a new effective approach to prevent DVT in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We hypothesized that EMS increases the venous flow of the lower limbs and has a prophylactic effect against the formation of DVT. METHODS: This study included 26 patients admitted to a single ICU...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096999/decreasing-skeletal-muscle-as-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Older patients account for the majority of patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine if decreased skeletal muscle mass is associated with outcomes in elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients (60 years and older) who were admitted to a tertiary medical center intensive care unit with a primary diagnosis of sepsis between January 2012 and February 2016 were included. Patients who had not undergone abdominal computed tomography on the day of admission, had cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, or had iliopsoas abscess were excluded from the analyses...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066556/does-the-combination-use-of-two-pain-assessment-tools-have-a-synergistic-effect
#11
EDITORIAL
Takeshi Suzuki
Pain management is a very important aspect in the intensive care unit (ICU), as adequate pain control has been shown to be associated with better clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. A Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) ranging from 0 to 10 (0, no pain; 10, maximum pain), which is based on a patient's self-report, is the gold standard for pain evaluation in patients who can communicate their pain intensity. On the other hand, it is very difficult to evaluate the degree of pain in critically ill patients owing to decreased consciousness level, delirium, and the effect of sedation for mechanical ventilation management...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980788/heat-stroke-with-bimodal-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Yuto Miyoshi, Hiroshi Kido, Etsuhisa Takahashi, Kei Jitsuiki, Kouhei Ishikawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Manabu Sugita, Youichi Yanagawa
BACKGROUND: Severe heat stroke tends to be complicated with rhabdomyolysis, especially in patients with exertional heat stroke. Rhabdomyolysis usually occurs in the acute phase of heat stroke. We herein report a case of heat stroke in a patient who experienced bimodal rhabdomyolysis in the acute and recovery phases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old male patient was found lying unconscious on the road after participating in a half marathon in the spring. It was a sunny day with a maximum temperature of 24...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933169/why-is-prone-positioning-so-unpopular
#13
EDITORIAL
Jason Chertoff
Recent studies have shown acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to be underdiagnosed and inadequately treated, as evidenced by underutilization of low-tidal volume ventilation. Despite a proven survival benefit in patients with severe ARDS, studies have also shown underutilization of prone positioning. Many questions persist as to the reasons for prone positioning's unpopularity. Additional studies are required to uncover the causes of this prone positioning underutilization phenomenon.
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891229/nicotine-replacement-therapy-for-agitation-and-delirium-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#14
Melanie Kowalski, Andrew A Udy, Hayden J McRobbie, Michael J Dooley
BACKGROUND: Active smokers are prevalent within the intensive care setting and place a significant burden on healthcare systems. Nicotine withdrawal due to forced abstinence on admission may contribute to increased agitation and delirium in this patient group. The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether management of nicotine withdrawal, with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), reduces agitation and delirium in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833752/accuracy-of-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-and-behavioral-pain-scale-to-assess-pain-in-critically-ill-conscious-and-unconscious-patients-prospective-observational-study
#15
Paolo Severgnini, Paolo Pelosi, Elena Contino, Elisa Serafinelli, Raffaele Novario, Maurizio Chiaranda
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) may suffer from different painful stimuli, but the assessment of pain is difficult because most of them are almost sedated and unable to self-report. Thus, it is important to optimize evaluation of pain in these patients. The main aim of this study was to compare two commonly used scales for pain evaluation: Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) and Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS), in both conscious and unconscious patients...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826449/perspective-on-optimizing-clinical-trials-in-critical-care-how-to-puzzle-out-recurrent-failures
#16
REVIEW
Bruno François, Marc Clavel, Philippe Vignon, Pierre-François Laterre
BACKGROUND: Critical care is a complex field of medicine, especially because of its diversity and unpredictability. Mortality rates of the diseases are usually high and patients are critically ill, admitted in emergency, and often have several overlapping diseases. This makes research in critical care also complex because of patients' conditions and because of the numerous ethical and regulatory requirements and increasing global competition. Many clinical trials in critical care have thus failed and almost no drug has yet been developed to treat intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800164/current-rehabilitation-practices-in-intensive-care-units-a-preliminary-survey-by-the-japanese-society-of-education-for-physicians-and-trainees-in-intensive-care-jseptic-clinical-trial-group
#17
Shunsuke Taito, Masamitsu Sanui, Hideto Yasuda, Nobuaki Shime, Alan Kawarai Lefor
We conducted an internet survey targeting healthcare providers in intensive care units (ICUs) in Japan and received 318 responses. Eighteen percent of respondents replied that full-time physical therapists (PTs) exist in their ICUs. Practicing sitting upright or sitting in a chair is frequently performed, while standing and walking are occasionally performed for patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. However, only 16 % of respondents use staged rehabilitation protocols. This preliminary survey suggests that full-time involvement of PTs in the ICU and introduction of rehabilitation protocols may not be common in Japanese ICUs...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800163/validity-of-the-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-rass-in-critically-ill-children
#18
Abigail Glicksman Kerson, Rebecca DeMaria, Elizabeth Mauer, Christine Joyce, Linda M Gerber, Bruce M Greenwald, Gabrielle Silver, Chani Traube
BACKGROUND: The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) is a single tool that is intuitive, is easy to use, and includes both agitation and sedation. The RASS has never been formally validated for pediatric populations. The objective of this study was to assess inter-rater agreement and criterion validity of the RASS in critically ill children. METHODS: To evaluate validity, the RASS score was compared to both a visual analog scale (VAS) scored by the patient's nurse, and the University of Michigan Sedation Scale (UMSS), performed by a researcher...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777780/initial-central-venous-pressure-could-be-a-prognostic-marker-for-hemodynamic-improvement-of-polymyxin-b-direct-hemoperfusion-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Hiroyuki Yamada, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Hiromichi Narumiya, Kazumasa Oda, Satoshi Higaki, Ryoji Iizuka, Motoko Yanagita, Masako Deguchi
BACKGROUND: Direct hemoperfusion with polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP) could improve the hemodynamic status of septic shock patients. As PMX-DHP is an invasive and costly procedure, it is desirable to estimate the therapeutic effect before performing the therapy. However, it is still unclear when this therapy should be started and what type of sepsis it should be employed for. In this study, we retrospectively examined the clinical effect of patients treated with PMX-DHP by using central venous pressure (CVP)...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729984/augmented-renal-clearance-in-japanese-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-prospective-study
#20
Yasumasa Kawano, Shinichi Morimoto, Yoshito Izutani, Kentaro Muranishi, Hironari Kaneyama, Kota Hoshino, Takeshi Nishida, Hiroyasu Ishikura
BACKGROUND: Augmented renal clearance (ARC) of circulating solutes and drugs has been recently often reported in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. However, only few studies on ARC have been reported in Japan. The aims of this pilot study were to determine the prevalence and risk factors for ARC in Japanese ICU patients with normal serum creatinine levels and to evaluate the association between ARC and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) calculated using the Japanese equation...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
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