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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690735/-lay-emphasis-on-circulatory-state-research-after-fluid-resuscitation-in-early-burns
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Q Zhang, Y Q Tang
In this article, we discuss future development of circulatory state research after fluid resuscitation in early burns from its history and difficulties confronted. We believe that the Chinese fluid resuscitation formula to predict initial volume of fluid infusion of extensive burn patients is still useful and effective, while we should attach more importance to advances in the research of burn pathophysiology, basic theory and clinical practices of Chinese fluid resuscitation formula, so as to provide strategy of fluid resuscitation in early burns for international burn world...
April 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690686/-impaired-hypoxic-ventilatory-response-and-related-factors-in-han-and-uygur-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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Z M He, H Guo, X L Jiang, J P Li, Q L Zhang, Y P Yang, X S Dong, Piliqing Da, J Shi, M Li, M C Shi, F Han
Objective: To investigate the respiratory central hypoxia response and its related factors in Han and Uygur patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: One hundred and sixty six OSAHS patients were selected from Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2016 in Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Kelamayi Central Hospital, including 69 cases of Han nationality and 97 cases of Uygur nationality. Seventy-three healthy subjects of Uygur nationality were enrolled as the control group. All of them under went sleep monitoring, nocturnal oxygen saturation (SaO(2)), pulmonary function and respiratory central hypoxia response...
April 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689618/stress-in-critical-care-nurses-a-policy-perspective
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EDITORIAL
Elizabeth Papathanassoglou, Maria Karanikola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689611/research-in-critical-care
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May 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689610/33-rd-annual-baccn-conference-sustainability-in-excellence-the-future-of-critical-care
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May 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686877/how-to-manage-various-arrhythmias-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-cardiovascular-intensive-care
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REVIEW
Yoshinori Kobayashi
In the clinical practice of cardiovascular critical care, we often observe a variety of arrhythmias in the patients either with (secondary) or without (idiopathic) underlying heart diseases. In this manuscript, the clinical background and management of various arrhythmias treated in the CCU/ICU will be reviewed. The mechanism and background of lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias vary as time elapses after the onset of MI that should be carefully considered to select a most suitable therapy. In the category of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, several diseases are known to be complicated by the various ventricular tachyarrhythmias with some specific mechanisms...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686015/blood-pressure-related-risk-among-users-versus-nonusers-of-antihypertensives-a-population-based-cohort-in-korea
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Hae Hyuk Jung, Ji In Park, Jin Seon Jeong
There have been few studies comparing blood pressure (BP)-related outcomes between users and nonusers of antihypertensive drugs. We constructed a population-based cohort of 492 540 Koreans aged 40 to 79 years, who had no preexisting cardiorenal diseases, from the National Health Insurance Service-Health Screening database. The primary composite outcome was death (or critical care unit admission) from cardiorenal causes, revascularization for myocardial infarction or stroke, and new-onset end-stage renal disease...
April 23, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685796/fluids-and-organ-dysfunction-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature-and-discussion-of-5-controversial-topics
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Adam J Kingeter, Meredith A Kingeter, Andrew D Shaw
Evidence-based clinical decision making is at the forefront of modern cardiothoracic anesthesia practice. Therefore, as a field, cardiac anesthesiologist should strive to ensure that the available evidence is of the highest possible quality. In this narrative review, 5 important topics that the authors believe require additional investigation in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care related to fluid therapy and organ dysfunction are outlined briefly. In particular, the authors believe that the areas of pulmonary artery catheter use, restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies, cardiopulmonary bypass prime composition, colloid use in resuscitation and its effects on acute kidney injury, and management of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery hold many unanswered questions and opportunities for continued improvement in the specialty of cardiac anesthesia...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685635/physiology-not-modern-operative-approach-predicts-mortality-in-extremity-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections-at-a-high-volume-center
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Margaret H Lauerman, Thomas M Scalea, W Andrew Eglseder, Raymond Pensy, Deborah M Stein, Sharon Henry
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors are associated with mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infection, such as organ dysfunction and underlying medical comorbidities, but are not often modifiable. Operative interventions are an attractive modifiable variable in modern management of extremity necrotizing soft tissue infection, but the influence of amputation and advanced wound management techniques on mortality is unknown. METHODS: A single-institution review was performed of extremity necrotizing soft tissue infection ...
April 20, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685062/prospective-observational-evaluation-of-sedation-and-pain-management-guideline-adherence-across-new-jersey-intensive-care-units
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Alison Brophy, Maria Cardinale, Liza B Andrews, Justin B Kaplan, Christopher Adams, Yekaterina Opsha, Kimberly A Brandt, Deepali Dixit, Steven F Nerenberg, Julie A Saleh
BACKGROUND: The practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) from the Society of Critical Care Medicine shifted from primarily focusing on the treatment of anxiety in 2002 to the treatment of pain in 2013. OBJECTIVE: This prospective, observational, multicenter study aimed to assess the degree of practice adherence to the PAD guidelines for ventilated patients in New Jersey intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: Pharmacist investigators at 8 centers designated 4 days at least 10 days apart to evaluate all patients on mechanical ventilation...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683962/pulmonary-ultrasound-a-new-era-in-critical-care-medicine
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Silvio A Ñamendys-Silva, Eduardo Garrido-Aguirre, Juan P Romero-González, Roger G Mena-Arceo, Oscar Rojo Del Moral, Octavio González-Chon
Pulmonary ultrasonography is a complementary study that is easy to perform at the patient bedside with no need to transfer the patient to special areas. The technique provides information with high sensitivity and specificity for different pathologies. Pulmonary ultrasonography is a very important diagnostic tool in the assessment of lung, pleural, and chest wall diseases. Pulmonary ultrasound provides low-cost analysis, easy real-time reproduction, and safety, all of which have made it a beneficial tool in the diagnostic arsenal available to medical personnel...
April 20, 2018: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683054/timing-and-outcomes-of-tracheostomy-performed-by-pulmonary-and-or-critical-care-physicians
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Shawn P E Nishi, Shiwan K Shah, Wei Zhang, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
BACKGROUND: Although pulmonary and/or critical care (P/CC) physicians perform percutaneous tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated patients, the trends, timing, and outcomes of this procedure have not been well described. This study aims to describe the trends, timing, and outcomes of this procedure. METHODS: Using 5% medicare data, we retrospectively examined a cohort who had tracheostomy performed after initiation of mechanical ventilation during acute hospitalization to describe the timing of tracheostomy placement by pulmonary and/or critical care (P/CC) physicians and associated outcomes...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681507/spectrum-of-neurological-complications-in-eclampsia-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Ranju Singh, Nitin Hayaran, Deepika Nagar, Aruna Jain
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia or eclampsia is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality, and neurological complications are varied. This prospective observational study sought to collect data and push for early aggressive diagnostic evaluation for neurological complications in eclamptic women. METHODS: The study was conducted in Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated Shrimati Sucheta Kriplani Hospital in New Dehli, India from July 2014 to July 2016...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680811/does-the-age-of-acute-care-physicians-impact-their-1-crisis-management-performance-and-2-learning-after-simulation-based-education-a-protocol-for-a-multicentre-prospective-cohort-study-in-toronto-and-ottawa-canada
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Fahad Alam, Vicki R LeBlanc, Alan Baxter, Jordan Tarshis, Dominique Piquette, Yuqi Gu, Caroline Filipkowska, Ashley Krywenky, Nicole Kester-Greene, Pierre Cardinal, Shelly Au, Sandy Lam, Sylvain Boet, Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of older acute care physicians (ACPs) has been steadily increasing. Ageing is associated with physiological changes and prospective research investigating how such age-related physiological changes affect clinical performance, including crisis resource management (CRM) skills, is lacking. There is a gap in the literature on whether physician's age influences baseline CRM performance and also learning from simulation. We aim to investigate whether ageing is associated with baseline CRM skills of ACPs (emergency, critical care and anaesthesia) using simulated crisis scenarios and to assess whether ageing influences learning from simulation-based education...
April 21, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680333/hydroelectrolytic-and-infectious-complications-in-one-year-of-parenteral-nutrition-in-critical-care
#15
A López, J J Varela, M M Cid, M Couñago, N Gago
OBJECTIVE: Parenteral nutrition consists of the intravenous administration of macronutrients, micronutrients and electrolytes. Our objectives were to evaluate the biochemical alterations during the first ten days of initiation and to quantify the bacteremia related to the central venous catheter during the administration of parenteral nutrition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of incidence and prevalence. We included 51 patients who started intravenous nutritional support therapy at Critical Care...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680327/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-newly-developed-acute-cholecystitis-after-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#16
Soo Jung Kim, Seok Jeong Lee, Su Hwan Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Jung Hyun Chang, Yon Ju Ryu
INTRODUCTION: Critical care patients have many risk factors for acute cholecystitis (AC). However, less data are available regarding newly developed AC in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical features of AC occurring in critically ill patients after admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study from January 2006 to August 2016 at a tertiary care university hospital...
April 18, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679695/serial-nse-measurement-identifies-non-survivors-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#17
Kieran Gillick, Kieron Rooney
AIMS: Prognostication following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains challenging. A multimodal approach is favoured, including consideration of the biomarker neuron-specific enolase (NSE) (Sandroni et al., 2014). Our objective was to investigate the utility of serial NSE measurements and to determine an appropriate cut-off value for prediction of death before hospital discharge using data from our tertiary care centre. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients admitted to the critical care unit of a tertiary centre critical care unit in the UK following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
April 18, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679387/the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-carfentanil-after-recreational-exposure-a-case-report
#18
Uvaraj Uddayasankar, Colin Lee, Curtis Oleschuk, Gregg Eschun, Robert E Ariano
Carfentanil and related fentanyl analogues have been linked to a number of overdose deaths from drug users in several cities across North America. Diagnosis of carfentanil exposure requires a very high index of clinical suspicion, especially because available laboratory narcotic screens do not detect this agent. We describe a 34-year-old male admitted with depressed level of consciousness and in respiratory failure after recreational exposure to a white powder later inferred to contain carfentanil. Urine and whole blood samples were obtained for conventional preliminary drug screen immunoassays for unknown exposures; in addition to utilizing high pressure liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry assay for quantification of carfentanil and its metabolite...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678361/chikungunya-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Pravin Amin, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Jorge Hidalgo, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Dilip R Karnad, Guy A Richards
Chikungunya is an arbovirus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito causing a febrile illness with periodic outbreaks in large parts of the world. In the last decade it has become a public health concern in a host of countries and has affected international tourists. In the vast majority of cases Chikungunya presents as an acute febrile illness, associated with rash, headache, myalgia and debilitating arthralgia or even polyarthritis. A small proportion of patients present atypically with nervous, ocular, renal, myocardial, respiratory and renal system involvement and may require ICU management...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677014/continuous-electroencephalography-in-the-critically-ill-clinical-and-continuous-electroencephalography-markers-for-targeted-monitoring
#20
Christopher R Newey, Tyler G Kinzy, Vineet Punia, Stephen Hantus
PURPOSE: Electrographic seizures detected by continuous electroencephalography (CEEG) in critically ill patients with altered mental status is becoming increasingly recognized. Data guiding the appropriate selection of patients to be monitored on CEEG are lacking. The aims of this article were to study the incidence of seizures in the critical care setting and to evaluate for clinical predictors to improve the efficiency of CEEG monitoring. METHODS: Retrospective review of the CEEG and clinical data on 1,123 consecutive patients who had continuous video EEG over a 24-month period...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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