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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903756/could-the-use-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-reduce-the-number-of-chest-x-rays-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. METHODS: Data were collected by conducting a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of adult patients who needed thoracic imaging and were admitted to our academic polyvalent ICU...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
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S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894889/influence-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-administration-setups-on-microbubble-enhancement-a-focus-on-pediatric-applications
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Michael R Kramer, Nishi Bhagat, Susan J Back, Laura Poznick, Flemming Forsberg, Kassa Darge, John R Eisenbrey
BACKGROUND: In pediatrics, contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers high-quality imaging with an excellent safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of varying intravenous administration setups on in vitro enhancement and concentration of two commercially available ultrasound contrast agents, taking into consideration potential pediatric applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We quantified in vitro enhancement using a flow phantom (ATS Laboratories, Bridgeport, CT) and Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Healthineers, Mountain View, CA) with a 9L4 probe in Cadence pulse sequencing mode...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893830/assessment-of-paravalvular-leakage-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-add-clinical-signs-to-echocardiographic-data
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Corstiaan A den Uil, Mihai Strachinaru, Ben van der Hoven, J Han J Meeder
A 62-year old male with pulmonary fibrosis and aortic valve stenosis underwent TAVI (Corevalve Evolut XL 34 mm) in the build-up for lung transplantation (LuTx). Following post-dilation for a large annular perimeter, moderate paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) was observed. After 6 weeks, he was admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure(A). TTE demonstrated residual mild AR (based on a small excentric paravalvular AR jet, <10% circumferential extent, pressure half-time was not reliably measured) and together with borderline elevated NT-pro-BNP, the consultant cardiologist authorized LuTx listing...
September 11, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886723/pancreatic-injury-in-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fayza Haider, Mohammed Amin Al Awadhi, Eizat Abrar, Mooza Al Dossari, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Hakima Al Hashimi, Sharif Al Arayedh
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Blunt trauma to the abdomen accounts for the majority of abdominal injuries in children. Pancreatic injury, although uncommon (2 to 9%), is the fourth most common solid organ injury. Unlike other solid organ injuries, pancreatic trauma may be subtle and difficult to diagnose. Computed tomography currently is the imaging modality of choice. As the incidence of pancreatic injury in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma is low, management remains a challenge...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868995/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-australian-icus-evaluating-modifiable-and-non-modifiable-risks-in-victorian-healthcare-facilities
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T Spelman, D V Pilcher, A C Cheng, A L Bull, M J Richards, L J Worth
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) result in poor clinical outcomes and increased costs. Although frequently regarded as preventable, infection risk may be influenced by non-modifiable factors. The objectives of this study were to evaluate organisational factors associated with CLABSI in Victorian ICUs to determine the nature and relative contribution of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Data captured by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society regarding ICU-admitted patients and resources were linked to CLABSI surveillance data collated by the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013...
September 4, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866972/comparison-of-continous-wave-doppler-ultrasound-monitor-and-echocardiography-to-assess-cardiac-output-in-intensive-care-patients
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Ahmad Elgendy, Ian M Seppelt, Andrew S Lane
BACKGROUND: Continuous-wave Doppler (CWD) ultrasound through the left ventricular outflow tract is one modality used for non-invasive cardiac output measurement. The ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM) is a relatively new monitor which uses a small, transcutaneous ultrasound probe to measure cardiac output with CWD via the suprasternal window. It is faster and less complex to train new users than conventional echocardiography. In addition to stroke volume (SV), the USCOM can calculate stroke volume variation (SVV) and the Smith-Madigan inotropy index (SMII), which is an estimate of the pre-load independent contractility of the myocardium...
September 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840025/development-of-acute-parotitis-after-non-invasive-ventilation
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Eduardo Martinez, Peter V Dicpinigaitis
A 90-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic exploratory laparotomy for evaluation of suspected mesenteric ischemia. She was promptly extubated postoperatively and transferred to the intensive care unit, where on the first postoperative day she developed hypoxemia necessitating initiation of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP). After 8 hours of BiPAP, she was noted to have swelling, erythema and tenderness in the right preauricular area. Ultrasound evaluation demonstrated an enlarged right parotid gland...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839334/central-venous-catheter-related-thrombosis-in-intensive-care-patients-incidence-and-risk-factors-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ondrej Hrdy, Eva Strazevska, Petr Suk, Robert Vach, Radim Karlik, Jiri Jarkovsky, Igor Sas, Roman Gal
BACKGROUND: One of the complications associated with central venous catheter (CVC) placement is catheter related deep vein thrombosis (CR-DVT). However a literature search revealed little evidence of this recognised complication. The primary aim of this study was to establish the incidence rate and risk factors for the development of CR-DVT in our critically ill adult patients. METHODS: All critically ill adult patients admitted to the medical-surgical ICU with CVC inserted were included in this observational prospective study...
August 24, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829819/evaluation-of-diaphragmatic-function-in-mechanically-ventilated-children-an-ultrasound-study
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En-Pei Lee, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Hsiu-Feng Hsiao, Min-Chi Chen, Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Chia-Ying Lin, Mei-Chin Yang, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai
BACKGROUND: The recovery of diaphragmatic function is vital for successful extubation from mechanical ventilation. Recent studies have detected diaphragm atrophy in ventilated adults by using ultrasound, but no similar report has been conducted in children. In the current study, we hypothesized that mechanically ventilated children may also develop diaphragm atrophy and diaphragmatic dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children who were admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit and were newly intubated for mechanical ventilation were enrolled into this prospective case-control study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821388/a-case-control-analysis-investigating-risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-nephrocalcinosis-and-renal-calculi-in-neonates
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Melissa Huynh, Roderick Clark, Jenny Li, Guido Filler, Sumit Dave
INTRODUCTION: Studies on outcomes and risk factors for neonatal nephrocalcinosis (NC) and renal calculi (RC) are limited, and often do not include controls for comparison. We conducted a case-control analysis to identify risk factors associated with NC and/or RC in neonates and studied the natural course of these anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: Infants diagnosed with NC/RC on ultrasound within the first year of life and corresponding gestational age- and gender-matched controls were identified from the neonatal intensive care unit database at our institution over a 10-year period...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820608/skeletal-muscle-ultrasound-in-critical-care-a-tool-in-need-of-translation
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Marina Mourtzakis, Selina Parry, Bronwen Connolly, Zudin Puthucheary
With the emerging interest in documenting and understanding muscle atrophy and function in critically ill patients and survivors, ultrasonography has transformational potential in measuring muscle quantity and quality. Here, we discuss the importance of quantifying skeletal muscle in the ICU setting. We also identify the merits and limitations of various modalities that are capable of accurately and precisely measuring muscularity. Ultrasound is emerging as a potentially powerful tool for skeletal muscle quantification; however, there are key challenges that need to be addressed in future work to ensure useful interpretation and comparability of results across diverse observational and interventional studies...
August 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818213/the-natural-history-and-outcomes-of-line-associated-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thromboses-in-critically-ill-patients
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Joshua Underhill, Matthew A Sherman, Ryan Howard, Anthony Hage, Andrea Obi, Lena Napolitano, Dawn M Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation remains the standard of care for line-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). This treatment carries the risk of hemorrhagic complications, possibly more so in surgical patients. Considering the low-risk profile of UEDVT-which is associated with fewer, less severe pulmonary emboli than lower extremity deep venous thrombosis-current UEDVT treatment guidelines may be overly aggressive. The goal of this study was to review outcomes of line-associated UEDVT in critically ill patients and to define the efficacy of current treatment protocols in pulmonary embolism (PE) prevention while avoiding hemorrhagic complications...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811717/modified-b-ultrasound-method-for-measurement-of-antral-section-only-to-assess-gastric-function-and-guide-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients
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Ying Liu, Ya-Kun Gao, Lei Yao, Li Li
AIM: To establish a modified B-ultrasound method of measuring the antral section only to assess gastric motility in healthy people, and evaluate its application in guiding enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients. METHODS: First, 30 healthy volunteers were selected. The modified B-ultrasound method and the traditional B-ultrasound method were applied to assess gastric function. The correlation of indices of gastric function between the two groups was analyzed statistically...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806783/the-utilization-of-critical-care-ultrasound-to-assess-hemodynamics-and-lung-pathology-on-icu-admission-and-the-potential-for-predicting-outcome
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Wanhong Yin, Yi Li, Xueying Zeng, Yao Qin, Dong Wang, Tongjuan Zou, Ling Su, Yan Kang
AIM: Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) has been used by many Intensive Care Units(ICUs) worldwide, so as to guiding the diagnosis and the treatment. However, none of the publications currently systematically describe the utilization of CCUS to analyze the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology upon the new admission to ICU and its potential role in patients' prognosis prediction. In this retrospective clinical study, we have demonstrated and analyzed the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology assessed by CCUS and investigated its potential to predict patient outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803228/utility-of-routine-urine-cmv-pcr-and-total-serum-igm-testing-of-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-single-center-review
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Michael M Espiritu, Sean Bailey, Elena V Wachtel, Pradeep V Mally
BACKGROUND: Due to the extremely low incidence of TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella, CMV, herpes simplex virus) infections, diagnostic testing of all small for gestational age (SGA) infants aimed at TORCH etiologies may incur unnecessary tests and cost. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of urine CMV PCR and total IgM testing among infants with birth weight <10% and the rate of test positivity. To evaluate the frequency of alternative etiologies of SGA in tested infants...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791262/clinical-characteristics-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-congenital-myotonic-dystrophy
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Cheonga Yee, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Chang-Seok Ki, Cheong-Rae Roh, Jong-Hwa Kim
OBJECTIVE: Although the conventional prevalence of myotonic dystrophy is 1:8,000, the prevalence in Korean population was recently reported as 1:1,245. With higher domestic result than expected, we aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of pregnancies complicated by congenital myotonic dystrophy in our institution. METHODS: We have reviewed 11 paired cases of neonates diagnosed with congenital myotonic dystrophy and their mothers between July 2004 and May 2014, with clinical features including maternal history of infertility, prenatal ultrasonographic findings, and neonatal outcomes...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783442/a-literature-review-on-current-and-proposed-technologies-of-noninvasive-blood-pressure-measurement
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Ramtanu Mukherjee, Sanchita Ghosh, Bharat Gupta, Tapas Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive continuous blood pressure (BP) measurement has become an evolving topic in the field of remote healthcare. The classical noninvasive BP measurement techniques provide spontaneous values of systolic and diastolic BP. On the other hand, intrusive type BP measurement techniques provide continuous values of systolic and diastolic BP. However, these techniques are very painful, cannot be used for long-term monitoring, and are obtainable only in an intensive care unit environment...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780835/-prognostic-value-of-modified-lung-ultrasound-aeration-loss-score-in-shock-patient-in-intensive-care-unit
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T J Zou, M G Yin, Y Qin, Y Li, X Y Zeng, Y Kang
Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of modified lung ultrasound aeration loss score(mLUS) in shock patients in intensive care unit(ICU). Methods: This was a prospective study.Shock patients who were admitted to ICU from April 2016 to August 2016 were eligible; 90 consecutive shock patients were enrolled.Chest ultrasound examination were done within the first 6 hours after included. The mLUS and other ultrasound variables were recorded as well as the clinical data and the outcome. Data has been analyzed, and a bivariate logistic regression model was established to identify the correlation between mLUS on admission and the ICU mortality...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767771/parapneumonic-pleural-effusion-early-versus-late-thoracoscopy
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Rodrigo Romualdo Pereira, Cristina Gonçalves Alvim, Cláudia Ribeiro de Andrade, Cássio da Cunha Ibiapina
Objective: To evaluate the best time to perform thoracoscopy for the treatment of complicated parapneumonic pleural effusion in the fibrinopurulent phase in patients ≤ 14 years of age, regarding the postoperative evolution and occurrence of complications. Methods: This was a retrospective comparative study involving patients with parapneumonic pleural effusion presenting with septations or loculations on chest ultrasound who underwent thoracoscopy between January of 2000 and January of 2013...
July 31, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
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