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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238693/digital-rectal-examination-reduces-hospital-admissions-endoscopies-and-medical-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Manish P Shrestha, Mark Borgstrom, Eugene Trowers
BACKGROUND: Although digital rectal examination is an established part of physical examination in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, clinicians are reluctant to perform rectal examination. We intended to assess if rectal examination affects the clinical management decision in these patients. STUDY: We performed a single-center, retrospective, cross-sectional study using data from electronic health record of patients ≥18 years old presenting to emergency with acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237894/early-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-septic-acute-kidney-injury-could-be-defined-by-its-initiation-within-24-hours-of-vasopressor-infusion
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Seung Don Baek, Hoon Yu, Seulgi Shin, Hyang-Sook Park, Mi-Soon Kim, So Mi Kim, Eun Kyoung Lee, Jai Won Chang
PURPOSE: The optimal timing for the initiation of early continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is uncertain and requires a practically feasible definition with acceptable evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the clinical impacts of 3-time interval parameters on the morbidity and mortality of 177 patients with septic shock-induced acute kidney injury: (1) time from vasopressor initiation to CRRT initiation (Tvaso-CRRT), (2) time from intensive care unit (ICU) admission to CRRT initation (TICU-CRRT), and (3) time from endotracheal intubation to CRRT initiation (Tendo-CRRT)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237089/use-of-aromatherapy-to-promote-a-therapeutic-nurse-environment
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Kari Johnson, Toni West, Shelly Diana, Jodi Todd, Brianna Haynes, Judy Bernhardt, Roberta Johnson
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress can affect nurse satisfaction. Aroma therapy as a therapeutic use of essential oil can be beneficial in reducing stress. PURPOSE: Assess perceived stress pre-post introduction of Essential Oil Lavender among registered nurses, charge nurses, and patient care technicians in a trauma intensive care unit, surgical specialty care unit and an orthopedic trauma unit. METHODS: Pre-post intervention with a quasi-experimental design...
February 22, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236181/intracranial-pressure-monitoring-after-primary-decompressive-craniectomy-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-clinical-study
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Edoardo Picetti, Maria Luisa Caspani, Corrado Iaccarino, Giulia Pastorello, Pierpaolo Salsi, Edoardo Viaroli, Franco Servadei
BACKGROUND: Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring represents an important tool in the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although current information exists regarding ICP monitoring in secondary decompressive craniectomy (DC), little is known after primary DC following emergency hematoma evacuation. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Inclusion criteria were age ≥18 years and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) for TBI and ICP monitoring after primary DC...
February 24, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231030/safety-of-patient-mobilization-and-rehabilitation-in-the-icu-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Peter Nydahl, Thiti Sricharoenchai, Saurabh Chandra, Firuzan Sari Kundt, Minxuan Huang, Magdalena Fischill, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization and rehabilitation of patients in intensive care units (ICU) may improve physical function, and reduce the duration of delirium, mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay. However, safety concerns are an important barrier to widespread implementation. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize safety data regarding patient mobilization and rehabilitation in the ICU, including falls, removal of endotracheal tubes (ETT), removal or dysfunction of intravascular catheters, removal of other catheters/tubes, cardiac arrest, hemodynamic changes and desaturation...
February 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228969/prevention-and-treatment-of-neonatal-nosocomial-infections
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REVIEW
Jayashree Ramasethu
Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are particularly vulnerable since they often undergo invasive procedures and are dependent on central catheters to deliver nutrition and on ventilators for respiratory support. Prevention of nosocomial infection is a critical patient safety imperative, and invariably requires a multidisciplinary approach. There are no short cuts...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228057/intravenous-chlorothiazide-versus-enteral-metolazone-to-augment-loop-diuretic-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Christopher J Michaud, Kendall C Mintus
BACKGROUND: In cases of loop diuretic resistance in the intensive care unit (ICU), recommendations for a specific second-line thiazide agent are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of intravenous chlorothiazide (CTZ) and enteral metolazone (MET) on urine output (UOP) when added to furosemide monotherapy therapy in critically ill adults. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in the medical, surgical, and cardiothoracic ICUs of a quaternary medical center...
April 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224110/comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-nitric-oxide-and-prostacyclin-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Martin Albert, Daniel Corsilli, David R Williamson, Marc Brosseau, Patrick Bellemare, Stéphane Delisle, Anne Qn Nguyen, France Varin
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled milrinone in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: Open-label prospective cross-over pilot study where fifteen adult patients with hypoxemic failure meeting standard ARDS criteria and monitored with a pulmonary artery catheter were recruited in an academic 24-bed medico-surgical intensive care unit. Random sequential administration of iNO (20 ppm) or nebulized epoprostenol (10 μg/mL) was done in all patients...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224107/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-postoperative-peritonitis-in-critically-ill-patients
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Yoann Launey, Benjamin Duteurtre, Raphaëlle Larmet, Nicolas Nesseler, Audrey Tawa, Yannick Mallédant, Philippe Seguin
AIM: To identify the risk factors for mortality in intensive care patients with postoperative peritonitis (POP). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis using a prospective database that includes all patients hospitalized in a surgical intensive care unit for POP from September 2006 to August 2011. The data collected included demographics, comorbidities, postoperative severity parameters, bacteriological findings, adequacy of antimicrobial therapy and surgical treatments...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224078/complications-of-anesthesia-during-electroconvulsive-therapy-due-to-undiagnosed-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-study
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Georgia Trakada, Lemonia Velentza, Angeliki Konsta, Athanasia Pataka, Paul Zarogoulidis, Dimitris Dikeos
This is a case description of two patients with bipolar affective disorder, who presented complications, possibly due to underlying, undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), during anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The first patient, just after receiving the second ECT, developed tachypnea with spasm of the upper airways and severe oxygen desaturation He was intubated and transferred to the medical intensive care unit where he was extubated 15 h later. The second patient, just after the eighth ECT, developed tachycardia and severe hypertension...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222822/electroconvulsive-therapy-with-s-ketamine-anesthesia-for-catatonia-in-coexisting-depression-and-dementia
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Zsuzsa Litvan, Martin Bauer, Siegfried Kasper, Richard Frey
Information on efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy in patients with dementia is sparse. The current case report describes a patient suffering from severe depression and dementia who received electroconvulsive therapy with S-ketamine anesthesia at our psychiatric intensive care unit for the treatment of her therapy-resistant catatonic stupor. The patient's condition improved remarkably through the treatment. By the end of 16 electroconvulsive therapy sessions, her catatonic symptoms remitted entirely, her affect was brighter and she performed markedly better at the cognitive testing...
February 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222699/suspicion-of-respiratory-tract-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-from-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Hanna Renk, Lenja Stoll, Felix Neunhoeffer, Florian Hölzl, Matthias Kumpf, Michael Hofbeck, Dominik Hartl
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections are a serious concern for children admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Tracheal colonization with MDR Enterobacteriaceae predisposes to respiratory infection, but underlying risk factors are poorly understood. This study aims to determine the incidence of children with suspected infection during mechanical ventilation and analyses risk factors for the finding of MDR Enterobacteriaceae in tracheal aspirates. METHODS: A retrospective single-centre analysis of Enterobacteriaceae isolates from the lower respiratory tract of ventilated PICU patients from 2005 to 2014 was performed...
February 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217064/a-simple-technique-to-achieve-vascular-access-for-continuous-venous-venous-ultrafiltration-in-a-toddler
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Joseph Drew Tobias
Acute renal failure is associated with increased mortality in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When anuric or oliguric renal failure occurs, the associated fluid overload may compromise respiratory function and has been shown to be associated with worse outcomes. Renal replacement therapy using continuous venous-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) allows for fluid, solute, and nitrogenous waste removal. However, large bore vascular access with placement of a double-lumen dialysis catheter is necessary to ensure effective flow rates to allow for CVVH...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216104/high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-versus-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-with-severe-acute-asthma-exacerbation-an-observational-cohort-study
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J Pilar, V Modesto I Alapont, Y M Lopez-Fernandez, O Lopez-Macias, D Garcia-Urabayen, I Amores-Hernandez
INTRODUCTION: The present study describes our experience with the high-flow humidified nasal cannula (HFNC) versus non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in children with severe acute asthma exacerbation (SA). METHODS: An observational study of a retrospective cohort of 42 children with SA admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for non-invasive respiratory support was made. The primary outcome measure was failure of initial respiratory support (need to escalate from HFNC to NIV or from NIV to invasive ventilation)...
February 16, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215612/postoperative-infections-after-excision-of-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossifications-at-the-hip-risk-factors-and-causative-organisms
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L Gatin, F Genêt, A Dinh, P Denormandie
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO) is usually treated by surgical excision. Post-operativeinfection (POI) is a possible complication, whose epidemiology, causative organisms, and risk factors are poorly known.We therefore conducted a case-control study to 1) identify the risk factors for POI after surgical excision of NHO at the hip, 2) determine the frequency of POI, 3) and identify the causative organisms. HYPOTHESIS: Risk factors for POI after NHO excision at the hip can be identified...
February 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215171/oral-colonization-by-nosocomial-pathogens-during-hospitalization-in-invasive-care-unit-and-prevention-strategies
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Hossein Kazemian, Samane Bourbour, Maryam Beheshti, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are very susceptible to a variety of disorders and infections during hospitalization in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Among these problems, nosocomial infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Nosocomial pneumonias, specifically ventilator associated pneumonias have become a major health care issue. The implication of oral care in hospital presents challenges that can prevent or reduce the risk of nosocomial pneumonias in ICU...
February 15, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
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
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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/28214457/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-indications-techniques-and-outcomes
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David Galos, Benjamin Taylor, Toni McLaurin
Rib fractures are extremely common injuries and vary in there severity from single nondisplaced fractures to multiple segmental fractures resulting in flail chest and respiratory compromise. Historically, rib fractures have been treated conservatively with pain control and respiratory therapy. However this method may not be the best treatment modality in all situations. Operative fixation of select rib fractures has been increasing in popularity especially in patients with flail chest and respiratory compromise...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213808/genotyping-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-dipodascus-capitatus-isolated-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-of-a-sicilian-hospital
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Teresa Fasciana, Mario Giuffrè, Cinzia Calà, Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Giuseppe Aquilina, Giuseppa Pinello, Giuseppina Capra, Dario Lipari, Giovanni Corsello, Anna Giammanco
In August 2015, Dipodascus capitatus was isolated from two patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Nosocomial acquisition of the fungus was suspected and epidemiological studies were undertaken. The patients were simultaneously hospitalized, and the comparison of the two isolates by two independent molecular typing methods have confirmed clonal dissemination of a single strain of D. capitatus. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was useful for identifying the appropriated antifungal therapy in micafungin...
February 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213266/noninvasivepositive-pressure-ventilation-vsinvasive-mechanical-ventilation-as-first-line-therapy-for-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-in-cancer-patients
#20
Nisha K Rathi, Sajid A Haque, Ron Nates, Alyssa Kosturakis, Hao Wang, Wenli Dong, Lei Feng, Rose J Erfe, Christina Guajardo, Laura Withers, Clarence Finch, Kristen J Price, Joseph L Nates
PURPOSE: The objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of critically ill cancer patients who received noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) vs invasive mechanical ventilation as first-line therapy for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutive adult intensive care unit (ICU) cancer patients who received either conventional invasive mechanical ventilation or NIPPV as first-line therapy for hypoxemic respiratory failure...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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