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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717513/unexpected-intensive-care-transfer-of-admitted-patients-with-severe-sepsis
#1
Gabriel Wardi, Arvin R Wali, Julian Villar, Vaishal Tolia, Christian Tomaszewski, Christian Sloane, Peter Fedullo, Jeremy R Beitler, Matthew Nolan, Daniel Lasoff, Rebecca E Sell
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe sepsis generally respond well to initial therapy administered in the emergency department (ED), but a subset later decompensate and require unexpected transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to identify clinical factors that can predict patients at increased risk for delayed transfer to the ICU and the association of delayed ICU transfer with mortality. METHODS: This is a nested case-control study in a prospectively collected registry of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock at two EDs...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702197/usefulness-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-as-a-predictive-marker-of-mortality-in-sepsis
#2
Kota Hoshino, Taisuke Kitamura, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Yuhei Irie, Norihiko Matsumoto, Yasumasa Kawano, Hiroyasu Ishikura
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the most significant causes of mortality in intensive care units. It indicates crosstalk between inflammation and coagulation. In this study, we aimed to identify prognostic markers among sepsis biomarkers and coagulation/fibrinolysis markers. METHODS: Patients with sepsis according to the Sepsis-3 criteria were enrolled from January 2013 to September 2015. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify an independent predictive marker of 28-day mortality among sepsis biomarkers and coagulation/fibrinolysis markers on ICU admission...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702196/the-nocturnal-acoustical-intensity-of-the-intensive-care-environment-an-observational-study
#3
Lori J Delaney, Marian J Currie, Hsin-Chia Carol Huang, Violeta Lopez, Edward Litton, Frank Van Haren
BACKGROUND: The intensive care unit (ICU) environment exposes patients to noise levels that may result in substantial sleep disruption. There is a need to accurately describe the intensity pattern and source of noise in the ICU in order to develop effective sound abatement strategies. The objectives of this study were to determine nocturnal noise levels and their variability and the related sources of noise within an Australian tertiary ICU. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in a 24-bed open-plan ICU...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690852/is-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-column-ineffective-for-septic-shock-a-discussion-on-the-press-release-for-euphrates-trial
#4
Toshiaki Iba, Lucy Fowler
The efficacy of polymyxin B-immobilized (PMX) fiber column on septic shock is still under debate. Recently, the result from "Evaluating the Use of Polymyxin B Hemoperfusion in a Randomized controlled trial of Adults Treated for Endotoxemia and Septic shock (EUPHRATES)" trial has been announced as a press release. According to that report, less than a 5% mortality difference was recognized in the "per protocol population" (n = 244, 31.9 vs. 36.9%) and the decrease was not statistically significant. However, among the patients in refractory shock with a multiple organ dysfunction score of more than 9 and an EAA between 0...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680640/argatroban-for-an-alternative-anticoagulant-in-hit-during-ecmo
#5
Alain Rougé, Felix Pelen, Michel Durand, Carole Schwebel
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have become more frequently used in daily ICU practice, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare but life-threatening complication while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). HIT confirmation directly impacts on anticoagulant strategy requiring no delay unfractionated heparin discontinuation to be replaced by alternative systemic anticoagulant treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report two clinical cases of HIT occurring during ECMO in various settings with subsequent recovery with argatroban and provide literature review to help physicians treat HIT during ECMO in clinical daily practice...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649385/the-practice-of-tracheostomy-decannulation-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Ratender Kumar Singh, Sai Saran, Arvind K Baronia
Decannulation is an essential step towards liberating tracheostomized patients from mechanical ventilation. However, despite its perceived importance, there is no universally accepted protocol for this vital transition. Presence of an intact sensorium coordinated swallowing and protective coughing are often the minimum requirements for a successful decannulation. Objective criteria for each of these may help better the clinical judgement of decannulation. In this systematic review on decannulation, we focus attention to this important aspect of tracheostomy care...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649384/association-between-rapid-serum-sodium-correction-and-rhabdomyolysis-in-water-intoxication-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#7
Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Patients with water intoxication may develop rhabdomyolysis. Existing studies suggest a relationship between the serum sodium correction rate and rhabdomyolysis. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between the sodium correction rate and rhabdomyolysis in patients with water intoxication. METHODS: Medical records from all cases of water intoxication presenting to the emergency department and admitted to a single tertiary emergency hospital between September 2012 and August 2016 were examined retrospectively...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616241/passive-leg-raising-test-with-minimally-invasive-monitoring-the-way-forward-for-guiding-septic-shock-resuscitation
#8
Patrick M Honore, Herbert D Spapen
BACKGROUND: Swift and adequate fluid loading is a cornerstone of septic shock therapy. Yet, careful assessment of volume responsiveness and volume amount during the resuscitation process is a prerequisite. Both overzealous initial fluid administration and late fluid overload are harmful and may be associated with increased mortality. MAIN BODY: Static (i.e., central venous or pulmonary artery occlusion) pressure readings are erroneous for monitoring fluid resuscitation and should be abandoned...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603625/physiological-impact-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-on-postextubation-acute-respiratory-failure-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
#9
Naohiro Shioji, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Tomoyuki Kanazawa, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Tomohiko Suemori, Kentaro Sugimoto, Yasutoshi Kuroe, Hiroshi Morimatsu
BACKGROUND: Reintubation after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with a high rate of mortality. Therefore, adequate respiratory support for postextubation acute respiratory failure (ARF) is important. However, little is known about the physiological impact of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy on ARF after pediatric cardiac surgery. Our working hypothesis was that HFNC therapy for postextubation ARF after pediatric cardiac surgery improves hemodynamic and respiratory parameters...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603624/predicting-the-need-for-fluid-therapy-does-fluid-responsiveness-work
#10
REVIEW
Hiroshi Ueyama, Sawami Kiyonaka
Fluid overdose can be harmful in critically ill patients. Since central venous pressure (CVP) is currently considered to be an inappropriate indicator of preload, much attention is being given to predicting fluid responsiveness, i.e., the response of stroke volume (SV) or cardiac output (CO) to fluid challenge. However, when fluid responsiveness was evaluated in critically ill patients, including sepsis, only 40-50% of the patients responded. Moreover, most fluid responders do not show significant hemodynamic improvement after fluid administration...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588895/evaluation-of-cough-peak-expiratory-flow-as-a-predictor-of-successful-mechanical-ventilation-discontinuation-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#11
REVIEW
Chuan Jiang, Antonio Esquinas, Bushra Mina
A crucial step in the transition from mechanical ventilation to extubation is the successful performance of a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines recommend removal of the endotracheal tube upon successful completion of a SBT. However, this does not guarantee successful extubation as there remains a risk of re-intubation. Guidelines have outlined ventilator liberation protocols, selected use of non-invasive ventilation on extubation, early mobilization, and dynamic ventilator metrics to prevent and better predict extubation failure...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572981/the-application-of-anticoagulant-therapy-to-sepsis
#12
Jecko Thachil, Toshiaki Iba
Since the withdrawal of recombinant-activated protein C, the anticoagulant therapy for sepsis was taken no notice. For instance, the international sepsis guidelines did not share a space for this therapy. However, we can see the signs of change recently. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2016 introduced the development of recombinant thrombomodulin, and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine released comments on this subject. However, since small but important discrepancy was recognized between the standpoints of Japan (more aggressive) and other countries (rather conservative), we intend to discuss on this point...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572980/the-role-of-contact-system-in-septic-shock-the-next-target-an-overview-of-the-current-evidence
#13
REVIEW
Henrique Nicola
BACKGROUND: Septic shock remains challenging to intensive care units worldwide, despite recent documented improvement in mortality over the years. Multiple new therapies have been attempted without success in large clinical trials. Evidence concerning the role of the contact system and bradykinin on septic shock physiological manifestations is shown by this article. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to review the current evidence linking contact system activation and septic shock, as well as efficacy of available therapies targeting this pathophysiological pathway and to evaluate the potential of further researching the matter...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572979/complex-effects-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-on-hemodynamics-in-the-pediatric-patient-after-cardiac-surgery
#14
EDITORIAL
Yu Inata, Muneyuki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: The high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) system has been widely used for children in various clinical settings. However, the physiological and clinical impact of HFNC therapy on the pediatric patient with respiratory distress after cardiac surgery has not been thoroughly investigated. MAIN BODY OF THE ABSTRACT: It seems logical to use HFNC as a primary therapy for post-extubation respiratory failure after congenital heart surgery, in which low cardiac output syndrome and upper airway obstruction are commonly encountered; the HFNC therapy alleviates the work of breathing and large negative swings of intrathoracic pressure, which in turn helps to decrease the systemic ventricular afterload...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560042/acetylcholinesterase-and-butyrylcholinesterase-in-cardiosurgical-patients-with-postoperative-delirium
#15
Mira John, E Wesley Ely, Dorothee Halfkann, Julika Schoen, Beate Sedemund-Adib, Stefan Klotz, Finn Radtke, Sebastian Stehr, Michael Hueppe
BACKGROUND: Patients in intensive care units (ICU) are often diagnosed with postoperative delirium; the duration of which has a relevant negative impact on various clinical outcomes. Recent research found a potentially important role of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in delirium of critically ill patients on non-surgical ICU or in non-cardiac-surgery patients. We tested the hypothesis that AChE and BChE have an impact on patients after cardiac surgery with postoperative delirium...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546861/association-between-recurrence-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-severe-sepsis
#16
Emilio Rodrigo, Borja Suberviola, Miguel Santibáñez, Lara Belmar, Álvaro Castellanos, Milagros Heras, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Borregán, Angel Luis Martín de Francisco, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in more than half critically ill patients admitted in intensive care units (ICU) and increases the mortality risk. The main cause of AKI in ICU is sepsis. AKI severity and other related variables such as recurrence of AKI episodes may influence mortality risk. While AKI recurrence after hospital discharge has been recently related to an increased risk of mortality, little is known about the rate and consequences of AKI recurrence during the ICU stay...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546860/predictors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-an-observational-cohort-study
#17
Alexander Fletcher Sandersjöö, Jiri Bartek, Eric Peter Thelin, Anders Eriksson, Adrian Elmi-Terander, Mikael Broman, Bo-Michael Bellander
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a recognized complication of adults treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, the predictors of ICH in this patient category are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of ICH in ECMO-treated adult patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of adult patients (≥18 years) treated with ECMO at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) between September 2005 and June 2016, excluding patients with ICH upon admission or those who were treated with ECMO for less than 12 h...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435684/comparison-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-primary-versus-secondary-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
#18
Dong Zhang, Rao Fu, Yanhua Li, Hongyan Li, Yuting Li, Hongxiang Li
BACKGROUND: This prospective study compared clinical characteristics and prognosis between primary (P) and secondary (S) acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) (P-AGI)/(S-AGI) in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational study. Patients were included if they had been hospitalized for at least 72 h before the AGI diagnosis. Patients were classified according to severity of gastrointestinal dysfunction, while P-AGI or S-AGI were defined according to whether the gastrointestinal system was directly or indirectly involved...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331622/c-terminal-proendothelin-1-ct-proet-1-is-associated-with-organ-failure-and-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
BACKGROUND: Endothelin 1 (ET-1) is a strong vasoconstrictor, which is involved in inflammation and reduced tissue perfusion. C-terminal proendothelin-1 (CT-proET-1) is the stable circulating precursor protein of ET-1. We hypothesized that CT-proET-1, reflecting ET-1 activation, is involved in the pathogenesis of critical illness and associated with its prognosis. METHODS: Two hundred seventeen critically ill patients (144 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) were included prospectively upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 65 healthy controls...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331621/perfusion-indices-revisited
#20
REVIEW
Ahmed Hasanin, Ahmed Mukhtar, Heba Nassar
Monitoring of tissue perfusion is an essential step in the management of acute circulatory failure. The presence of cellular dysfunction has been a basic component of shock definition even in the absence of hypotension. Monitoring of tissue perfusion includes biomarkers of global tissue perfusion and measures for assessment of perfusion in non-vital organs. The presence of poor tissue perfusion in a shocked patient is usually associated with worse outcome. Persistently impaired perfusion despite adequate resuscitation is also associated with worse outcome...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
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