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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334496/oxygen-in-the-critically-ill-friend-or-foe
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Elisa Damiani, Abele Donati, Massimo Girardis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the potential harmful effects of hyperoxia and summarize the results of most recent clinical studies evaluating oxygen therapy in critically ill patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Excessive oxygen supplementation may have detrimental pulmonary and systemic effects because of enhanced oxidative stress and inflammation. Hyperoxia-induced lung injury includes altered surfactant protein composition, reduced mucociliary clearance and histological damage, resulting in atelectasis, reduced lung compliance and increased risk of infections...
January 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334251/discussing-edaravone-with-the-als-patient-an-ethical-framework-from-a-u-s-perspective
#2
Crystal Jing Jing Yeo, Zachary Simmons
The recent approval of edaravone by the United States Food and Drug Administration has generated a mix of hope tempered by reality. The costs of the drug, both monetarily and with regard to intensity of treatment, are high. The benefits, while modest, will be viewed through a very different lens by individuals depending on their goals of care. By virtue of our training and experience, physicians are ideally suited to understand and explain new treatments to our patients. As healthcare providers with a fiduciary responsibility to our patients, we must make sure they are fully informed about both the costs and benefits of non-curative therapies such as edaravone, and be prepared to discuss these in the context of their goals of care and potential impact on quality of life...
January 15, 2018: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332515/vasoplegia-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock-pathways-and-mechanisms
#3
A-M Burgdorff, M Bucher, J Schumann
Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of death among patients in intensive care units. Many therapeutic strategies have been assessed without the desired success rates. A key risk factor for death is hypotension due to vasodilatation with vascular hyposensitivity. However, the pathways underlying this process remain unclear. Endotoxemia induces inflammatory mediators, and this is followed by vasoplegia and decreased cardiac contractility. Although inhibition of these mediators diminishes mortality rates in animal models, this phenomenon has not been confirmed in humans...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331874/thyroid-hormone-resuscitation-after-brain-death-in-potential-organ-donors-a-primer-for-neurocritical-care-providers-and-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ian A Buchanan, Vivek A Mehta
Solid organ transplantation has become a mainstay in the contemporary management of end-stage organ failures fueled by advances in immunosuppression, intensive care and surgical technology. Every year, a vast number of transplantable organs is lost on account of hemodynamic instability in potential brain-dead organ donors. Because of a growing organ shortage, measures that increase total donor supply pools are desperately needed. Thyroid hormone has been identified as an adjunctive therapy in donor management due to its potential for increasing organ supply and is currently endorsed by transplant organizations such as United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330690/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus
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Mohammed S Alshahrani, Anees Sindi, Fayez Alshamsi, Awad Al-Omari, Mohamed El Tahan, Bayan Alahmadi, Ahmed Zein, Naif Khatani, Fahad Al-Hameed, Sultan Alamri, Mohammed Abdelzaher, Amenah Alghamdi, Faisal Alfousan, Adel Tash, Wail Tashkandi, Rajaa Alraddadi, Kim Lewis, Mohammed Badawee, Yaseen M Arabi, Eddy Fan, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is characterized by hypoxemic respiratory failure. The objective of this study is to compare the outcomes of MERS-CoV patients before and after the availability of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a rescue therapy in severely hypoxemic patients who failed conventional strategies. METHODS: We collected data retrospectively on MERS-CoV patients with refractory respiratory failure from April 2014 to December 2015 in 5 intensive care units (ICUs) in Saudi Arabia...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330232/interventions-must-be-realistic-to-be-useful-and-completed-in-family-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen, Anne Victoria Neale
Being realistic while helping our patients is this issue's theme. Given the volume of tasks required in family medicine, recommendations for improvements in direct care or care measurement cannot just be evidence-based but must also be realistic. On the list of realistic: ordering antipsychotics for symptoms of dementia in the elderly, despite recommendations to not do so; ordering antidepressants without fear that the patient could develop hypertension; mental health care providers in primary care offices; forced choice for opioid management; plus agenda setting for visit efficiency...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329356/prognostic-factors-of-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Wei-Chih Chen, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Wen-Kuang Yu, Yen-Wen Chen, Kuang-Yao Yang
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have reported outcomes of lung cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (RF) using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study included all hospitalized lung cancer patients who received NIPPV for acute RF. It was conducted at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan from 2005 to 2010. The primary outcome was all cause mortality at 28 days after the initiation of NIPPV...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329022/impact-of-non-anticoagulant-therapy-on-patients-with-sepsis-induced-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-multicenter-case-control-study
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Daisuke Kudo, Mineji Hayakawa, Kota Ono, Kazuma Yamakawa
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulant therapy for patients with sepsis is not recommended in the latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, and non-anticoagulant therapy is the global standard treatment approach at present. We aimed at elucidating the effect of non-anticoagulant therapy on patients with sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), as evidence on this topic has remained inconclusive. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 3195 consecutive adult patients admitted to 42 intensive care units for the treatment of severe sepsis were retrospectively analyzed via propensity score analyses with and without multiple imputation...
January 3, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324500/hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-and-its-impact-on-perioperative-outcome-a-propensity-score-matched-controlled-observation-study
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Judith-Irina Pagel, Markus Rehm, Tobias Kammerer, Nikolai Hulde, Eike Speck, Josef Briegel, Falk Reinholz, Alexander Crispin, Klaus F Hofmann-Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Adverse effects of hydroxyethyl starches (HESs) have been verified in patients suffering from sepsis or kidney disease, but not in surgical patients at large. The investigation aimed to determine whether the use of HES 130/0.4 was associated with the incidence of acute postinterventional adverse events compared to Ringer's acetate alone in a perioperative setting. METHODS: This propensity score matched, controlled observational study was performed in a single-centre university hospital...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323761/chronic-critical-illness-application-of-what-we-know
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REVIEW
Martin D Rosenthal, Amir Y Kamel, Cameron M Rosenthal, Scott Brakenridge, Chasen A Croft, Frederick A Moore
Over the last decade, chronic critical illness (CCI) has emerged as an epidemic in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors worldwide. Advances in ICU technology and implementation of evidence-based care bundles have significantly decreased early deaths and have allowed patients to survive previously lethal multiple organ failure (MOF). Many MOF survivors, however, experience a persistent dysregulated immune response that is causing an increasingly predominant clinical phenotype called the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS)...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323759/barriers-and-solutions-to-delivery-of-intensive-care-unit-nutrition-therapy
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REVIEW
Michelle Kozeniecki, Heather Pitts, Jayshil J Patel
Despite recommendations for early enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients, numerous factors contribute to incomplete delivery of EN, including insufficient nutrition risk screening in critically ill patients, underutilization of enteral feeding protocols, fixed rate-based enteral infusion targets with frequent EN interruption, and suboptimal provider practices regarding nutrition support therapy. The purpose of this narrative review is to identify common barriers to optimizing and delivering nutrition in critically ill patients, and suggest strategies and solutions to overcome barriers...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321041/effects-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-adult-icu-patients-receiving-renal-replacement-therapy-sup-icu-renal-siren-study-protocol-for-a-pre-planned-observational-study
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Joerg C Schefold, Anders Perner, Theis Lange, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Mark Borthwick, Stepani Bendel, Frederik Keus, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Søren Marker, Mette Krag, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are often used in critically ill patients to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding despite limited evidence for benefit. Patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) are at high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding as (pre-)uremia induces coagulopathy through effects on platelets and coagulation cascades. No high-quality randomized clinical trials have previously assessed the benefits and harms of prophylactic proton pump inhibitor use in this high-risk population of adult critically ill patients...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317223/cluster-analysis-of-vulnerable-groups-in-acute-tbi-rehabilitation
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Erkut N Kucukboyaci, Coralynn Long, Michelle Smith, Joseph F Rath, Tamara Bushnik
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the complex relationship between various social indicators that contribute to socioeconomic status and healthcare barriers. DESIGN: Cluster analysis of historical patient data obtained from inpatient visits. SETTING: Setting: Inpatient rehabilitation unit in a large, urban university hospital PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients receiving acute inpatient care, predominantly for closed head injury. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We examined the membership of TBI patients in various "vulnerable group" (VG) clusters (e...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315472/early-prognostic-factors-in-septic-shock-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-with-a-proteomic-approach
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D Mokart, C Saillard, C Zemmour, M Bisbal, A Sannini, L Chow-Chine, J-P Brun, M Faucher, J-M Boher, Y Toiron, C Chabannon, J-P Borg, A Gonçalves, L Camoin
BACKGROUND: Organ failures are the main prognostic factors in septic shock. The aim was to assess classical clinico-biological parameters evaluating organ dysfunctions at intensive care unit admission, combined with proteomics, on day-30 mortality in critically ill onco-hematology patients admitted to the intensive care unit for septic shock. METHODS: This was a prospective monocenter cohort study. Clinico-biological parameters were collected at admission. Plasma proteomics analyses were performed, including protein profiling using isobaric Tag for Relative and Absolute Quantification (iTRAQ) and subsequent validation by ELISA...
January 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315136/renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-critically-ill-child
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Claire A Westrope, Sarah Fleming, Melpo Kapetanstrataki, Roger C Parslow, Kevin P Morris
OBJECTIVES: Although renal replacement therapy is widely used in critically ill children, there have been few comprehensive population-based studies of its use. This article describes renal replacement therapy use, and associated outcomes, in critically ill children across the United Kingdom in the largest cohort study of this patient group. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study using prospectively collected data. SETTING: Data from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network database which collects data on all children admitted to U...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313866/extensively-drug-resistant-arma-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-an-italian-intensive-care-unit
#16
Carla Caio, Gaetano Maugeri, Tiziana Zingali, Floriana Gona, Stefania Stefani, Maria Lina Mezzatesta
We describe the spread of 12 carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in hospitalized patients. All strains showed an extensively drug-resistant phenotype and high-level of aminoglycoside resistance, harboring the ArmA gene and blaoxa-23 downstream of ISAba1 (transposon Tn2008 arrangement) where both were located on the chromosome. These strains carry a class 1 integrone containing the gene cassette aacA4-catB8-aadA1. Molecular analysis revealed that all isolates belonged to the same sequence type (ST) 2 clone...
January 9, 2018: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313072/-antibiotic-stewardship-measures-for-optimizing-prescription-of-anti-infective-agents
#17
REVIEW
C Lanckohr, H Bracht
Antibiotic stewardship (ABS) comprises a bundle of different interventions to improve anti-infective treatment in a hospital setting. An important component of ABS interventions is the interdisciplinary approach to infection management. Besides improving infrastructural aspects on a hospital level, including surveillance of the use of anti-infective agents and nosocomial infections, collation and interpretation of statistics on resistance and formulation of local treatment guidelines, ABS teams go to the wards and advise treating physicians on antibiotic therapy...
January 8, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312706/hemorrhage-under-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-patients-a-retrospective-data-analysis
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Stefan Kreyer, Thomas Muders, Nils Theuerkauf, Juliane Spitzhüttl, Torsten Schellhaas, Jens-Christian Schewe, Ulf Guenther, Hermann Wrigge, Christian Putensen
Background: Despite being still invasive and challenging, technical improvement has resulted in broader and more frequent application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), to prevent hypoxemia and to reduce invasiveness of mechanical ventilation (MV). Heparin-coated ECMO-circuits are currently standard of care, in addition to heparin based anticoagulation (AC) regimen guided by activated clotting time (ACT) or activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Despite these advances, a reliable prediction of hemorrhage is difficult and the risk of hemorrhagic complication remains unfortunately high...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310566/analysis-of-oxidative-stress-related-markers-in-critically-ill-polytrauma-patients-an-observational-prospective-single-center-study
#19
Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310415/cisplatin-induced-sudden-cardiac-death-with-hemodynamic-collapse-a-severe-adverse-drug-reaction-case-report
#20
Silvijus Abramavicius, Marius Zemaitis, Vidas Pilvinis, Edmundas Kadusevicius
RATIONALE: Cisplatin is responsible for a significant percentage of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in oncology setting. A great proportion of cisplatin-induced severe adverse events are difficult to foresee, and giving premedication does not always prevent the occurrence of such events. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old woman with progressive T4 N0 M0 stage IV pleural mesothelioma experienced cardiac arrest with hemodynamic collapse after cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy administration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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