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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188061/evidence-based-guides-in-tracheostomy-use-in-critical-patients
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N Raimondi, M R Vial, J Calleja, A Quintero, A Cortés Alban, E Celis, C Pacheco, S Ugarte, J M Añón, G Hernández, E Vidal, G Chiappero, F Ríos, F Castilleja, A Matos, E Rodriguez, P Antoniazzi, J M Teles, C Dueñas, J Sinclair, L Martínez, I Von der Osten, J Vergara, E Jiménez, M Arroyo, C Rodriguez, J Torres, S Fernandez-Bussy, J L Nates
OBJECTIVES: Provide evidence based guidelines for tracheostomy in critically ill adult patients and identify areas needing further research. METHODS: A task force composed of representatives of 10 member countries of the Pan-American and Iberic Federation of Societies of Critical and Intensive Therapy Medicine and of the Latin American Critical Care Trial Investigators Network developed recommendations based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system...
February 7, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187805/the-history-of-neurocritical-care
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E F M Wijdicks
Critical care medicine came into sharp focus in the second part of the 20th century. The care of acutely ill neurologic patients in the USA may have originated in postoperative neurosurgical units, but for many years patients with neurocritical illness were admitted to intensive care units next to patients with general medical or surgical conditions. Neurologists may have had their first exposure to the complexity of neurocritical care during the poliomyelitis epidemics, but few were interested. Much later, the development of neurocritical care as a legitimate subspecialty was possible as a result of a new cadre of neurologists, with support by departments of neurosurgery and anesthesia, who appreciated their added knowledge and expertise in care of acute neurologic illness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187802/critical-care-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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D K Menon, A Ercole
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing global problem, which is responsible for a substantial burden of disability and death, and which generates substantial healthcare costs. High-quality intensive care can save lives and improve the quality of outcome. TBI is extremely heterogeneous in terms of clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and outcome. Current approaches to the critical care management of TBI are not underpinned by high-quality evidence, and many of the current therapies in use have not shown benefit in randomized control trials...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181920/can-early-rehabilitation-on-the-general-ward-after-an-intensive-care-unit-stay-reduce-hospital-length-of-stay-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wolfgang Gruther, Karin Pieber, Irene Steiner, Cornelia Hein, Jörg Michael Hiesmayr, Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate if an early rehabilitation program for survivors of critical illness improves functional recovery, reduces length of stay, and reduces hospital costs. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial. Fifty-three consecutive survivors of critical illness were included in the study. After discharge from the intensive care unit, the intervention group received an early rehabilitation program, and the standard-care group received physical therapy as ordered by the primary care team...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180931/intensive-care-medicine-in-2050-perioperative-critical-care
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Zsolt Molnár, Jan Benes, Daniel A Reuter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164622/using-the-expression-of-mirnas-as-biomarkers-for-the-evaluation-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-the-critically-ill-polytrauma-patient
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REVIEW
Marius Papurica, Alexandru F Rogobete, Carmen A Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Raluca Dumache, Lavinia M Bratu, Sonia E Popovici, Dorel Sandesc, Corina Vernic, Ovidiu H Bedreag
BACKGROUND: A high percentage of critically ill polytrauma patients develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), both because of the primary traumatic injuries and because of the secondary post-traumatic injuries. For adequate management of these patients, new complex evaluation and monitoring methods are needed, methods that could answer as many questions as possible regarding the pathophysiological changes associated with ARDS. Currently, a series of clinical and biochemical markers are being used which unfortunately do not respond to the needs of an intensive care clinician...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164614/using-circulating-mirnas-as-biomarkers-for-the-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-the-mitochondrial-damage-in-the-critically-ill-polytrauma-patients
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REVIEW
Ovidiu H Bedreag, Marius Papurica, Alexandru F Rogobete, Dorel Sandesc, Raluca Dumache, Carmen A Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Lavinia M Bratu, Sonia E Popovici, Laurentiu V Sima
BACKGROUND: The multiple-traumatic critical patient presents a variety of pathophysiological, cellular, and molecular dysfunctions. One of the most important is represented by mitochondrial damage which afterwards is responsible for the augmentation and worsening of a series of pathologies that lead to the worsening of the clinical status of the patient. The severe inflammatory response, sepsis, and the redox imbalance are other pathologies that together with the multiple traumas are responsible for the mitochondrial dysfunctions...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161884/usefulness-of-procalcitonin-in-differentiating-candida-and-bacterial-blood-stream-infections-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-outside-the-intensive-care-unit
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Filippo Pieralli, Lorenzo Corbo, Arianna Torrigiani, Dario Mannini, Elisa Antonielli, Antonio Mancini, Francesco Corradi, Fabio Arena, Alberto Moggi Pignone, Alessandro Morettini, Carlo Nozzoli, Gian Maria Rossolini
We aimed to explore the role of procalcitonin (PCT) for the diagnosis of Candida spp. bloodstream infections in a population of critically ill septic patients admitted to internal medicine units. This is a retrospective case-control study considering all cases of candidemia identified in three internal medicine units, from January 1st 2012 to May 31st 2016. For each case of candidemia, two patients with bacteremic sepsis were included in the study as control cases. The end point of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of PCT for the diagnosis of Candida spp...
February 4, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160023/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-antibiotics-and-stewardship
#9
REVIEW
Marin H Kollef, Matteo Bassetti, Bruno Francois, Jason Burnham, George Dimopoulos, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Jeffrey Lipman, Charles-Edouard Luyt, David P Nicolau, Maarten J Postma, Antonio Torres, Tobias Welte, Richard G Wunderink
PURPOSE: To concisely describe the current standards of care, major recent advances, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, areas of uncertainty, and clinical studies that need to be performed over the next decade and their expected outcomes with regard to the management of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, antibiotic use, and antimicrobial stewardship in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS: Narrative review based on a systematic analysis of the medical literature, national and international guidelines, and expert opinion...
February 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151789/creating-a-sacred-space-in-the-intensive-care-unit-at-the-end-of-life
#10
Ann L Fournier
Improving care at the end of life is a health priority. At least one-third of deaths in the United States occur in the hospital; nearly half of the Americans who die in the hospital will have spent time in the intensive care unit during the last 3 days of life. Critically ill patients and their families identify significant unmet spiritual, environmental, and communication needs. Although the Society of Critical Care Medicine recommends that the spiritual needs of critically ill patients be addressed by the health care team and be incorporated in patients' plans of care, spiritual concerns are infrequently addressed during goals-of-care discussions...
March 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150164/-palliative-care-consultation-in-the-icu-descriptive-analysis-of-internal-medicine-intensive-care-using-a%C3%A2-mixed-model-over-12%C3%A2-months
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K Lenz, B Hofmann-Bichler, J Pihringer, F Firlinger, A Pickl, M Clodi
We retrospectively analyzed the data of 56 of 669 critically ill patients admitted to an internal medicine intensive care unit (ICU) with palliative care provided by a palliative care team over the period of 12 months. For delivering palliative care, we used a mixed model-consisting of both integrative and consultative elements. SAPS III severity score in patients with palliative care was 63 ± 15 compared to 50 ± 15 in all critically ill patients. Hospital mortality was 62.5 vs. 16%. After 3 months, 19...
February 1, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144728/-acute-pancreatitis-in-intensive-care-medicine-which-risk-score-is-useful
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A J Fischer, F Andreottola, P Lenz, P Lebiedz
INTRODUCTION: Acute pancreatitis is a disease with an increasing incidence in the Western countries associated with a high mortality depending on severity of disease. Etiology is often biliary or due to alcoholism. Incidence of etiology varies between regions depending on risk-factor prevalence. Several risk scores are available to estimate mortality. The aim of the study is to identify the risk factors most relevant for patients being treated for severe acute pancreatitis in an ICU of a tertiary medical center...
January 31, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138736/the-intensive-care-medicine-agenda-on-acute-kidney-injury
#13
REVIEW
Peter Pickkers, Marlies Ostermann, Michael Joannidis, Alexander Zarbock, Eric Hoste, Rinaldo Bellomo, John Prowle, Michael Darmon, Joseph V Bonventre, Lui Forni, Sean M Bagshaw, Miet Schetz
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the critically ill. Current standard of care mainly relies on identification of patients at risk, haemodynamic optimization, avoidance of nephrotoxicity and the use of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in established AKI. The detection of early biomarkers of renal tissue damage is a recent development that allows amending the late and insensitive diagnosis with current AKI criteria. Increasing evidence suggests that the consequences of an episode of AKI extend long beyond the acute hospitalization...
January 30, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121217/qsofa-has-poor-sensitivity-for-prehospital-identification-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#14
Maia Dorsett, Melissa Kroll, Clark S Smith, Phillip Asaro, Stephen Y Liang, Hawnwan P Moy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a common and deadly disease process for which early recognition and intervention can significantly improve clinical outcomes. Despite this, sepsis remains underrecognized and therefore undertreated in the prehospital setting. Recent recommendations by the Society of Critical Care and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine advocate use of the qSOFA (quick Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment) score in non-ICU settings to screen for septic patients at greater risk for poor outcomes...
January 25, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116462/-physiotherapy-interventions-in-the-icu-outcome-relevant-measurement-parameters
#15
E Zeiser
BACKGROUND: Guidelines cannot provide differentiated recommendations for physiotherapy (PT) in intensive care medicine. Scientific publications for PT in the intensive care unit (ICU) usually only have low levels of evidence and often express safety and feasibility of PT in the ICU. OBJECTIVE: Which measurement parameters are relevant for defining outcome and what interventions should one take into consideration? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was conducted...
January 23, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109324/reporting-of-critical-care-trial-abstracts-a-comparison-before-and-after-the-announcement-of-consort-guideline-for-abstracts
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Akira Kuriyama, Naomi Takahashi, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: An extension of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement provides a checklist of items to improve the reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, authors of abstracts in some fields have poorly adhered to this guideline. We did an extensive literature survey to examine the quality of reporting trial abstracts in major critical care journals before and after announcement of the CONSORT guideline for abstracts. METHODS: We reviewed abstracts of RCTs published in four major critical care journals with publication dates ranging from 2006 to 2007 (pre-CONSORT) and from 2011 to 2012 (post-CONSORT): Intensive Care Medicine (ICM), Critical Care (CC), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), and Critical Care Medicine (CCM)...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104546/dying-in-intensive-care-units-of-india-commentaries-on-policies-and-position-papers-on-palliative-and-end-of-life-care
#17
REVIEW
Jaydeep Sengupta, Suhita Chopra Chatterjee
PURPOSE: This study critically examines the available policy guidelines on integration of palliative and end-of-life care in Indian intensive care units to appraise their congruence with Indian reality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six position statements and guidelines issued by the Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine and the Indian Association of Palliative Care from 2005 till 2015 were examined. The present study reflects upon the recommendations suggested by these texts...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103536/evidence-based-guidelines-for-the-use-of-tracheostomy-in-critically-ill-patients
#18
Néstor Raimondi, Macarena R Vial, José Calleja, Agamenón Quintero, Albán Cortés, Edgar Celis, Clara Pacheco, Sebastián Ugarte, José M Añón, Gonzalo Hernández, Erick Vidal, Guillermo Chiappero, Fernando Ríos, Fernando Castilleja, Alfredo Matos, Enith Rodriguez, Paulo Antoniazzi, José Mario Teles, Carmelo Dueñas, Jorge Sinclair, Lorenzo Martínez, Ingrid von der Osten, José Vergara, Edgar Jiménez, Max Arroyo, Camilo Rodríguez, Javier Torres, Sebastián Fernandez-Bussy, Joseph L Nates
OBJECTIVES: To provide evidence-based guidelines for tracheostomy in critically ill adult patients and identify areas needing further research. METHODS: A taskforce composed of representatives of 10 member countries of the Pan-American and Iberic Federation of Societies of Critical and Intensive Therapy Medicine and of the Latin American Critical Care Trial Investigators Network developed recommendations based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097842/in-hospital-capacity-building-in-research-and-management-for-pediatric-professionals
#19
Graciela Demirdjian, Susana Rodríguez, Juan C Vassallo, Vilma Irazola, Josefa Rodríguez
We describe an educational strategy aimed at capacity-building of hospital health care professionals in research and management initiated at a pediatric hospital in 2006, and the results obtained eight years after its implementation. Research and Management in Pediatrics (GIP) is an annual 250-hour course combining meetings and off-site assignments delivered through the Hospital's on-line campus. It provides students with practical tools for research (epidemiology, methodology, bibliographic search, evidencebased medicine, biostatistics) and management (strategic planning, management programs, health services research, quality improvement, health economics)...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096296/a-critical-asthma-standardized-clinical-and-management-plan-reduces-duration-of-critical-asthma-therapy
#20
Jackson Wong, Michael S D Agus, Dionne A Graham, Elliot Melendez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Reduction of critical asthma management time can reduce intensive care utilization. The goal of this study was to determine whether a Critical Asthma Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) can decrease length of critical asthma management time. METHODS: This retrospective study compared critical asthma management times in children managed before and after implementation of a Critical Asthma SCAMP. The SCAMP used an asthma severity score management scheme to guide stepwise escalation and weaning of therapies...
February 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
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