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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157660/encephalitis-and-myelitis-in-tropical-countries-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin R Amin
Tropical diseases are those that occur primarily or solely in the tropics, and as such include infectious diseases that are particularly prevalent in hot, humid conditions. The incidence of encephalitis in tropical countries is reported to be as high as 6.34/100,000/year. The term encephalitis implies inflammation of the brain and includes the presence of encephalopathy with two and more of the following features: fever, seizures and/or focal neurological findings; a cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis; electroencephalographic findings or abnormal neuroimaging suggestive of encephalitis...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151415/-diagnostic-value-of-citrulline-and-intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-on-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-in-critical-patients-a-prospective-study-of-530-patients
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Jing Wang, Limei Yu, Yonghong Xia, Yanling Gao, Wenbo Yu, Haihong Sun, Yizhu Sun
OBJECTIVE: To observe the incidence of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and to approach the value of serum citrulline and intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP) on diagnosis of AGI in critical patients. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. 576 critical patients admitted to ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital from February 2016 to February 2017 were enrolled. According to the AGI classification proposed by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) in 2012, the AGI and severity of the patients were observed...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138206/monitor-ic-study-a-mixed-methods-prospective-multicentre-controlled-cohort-study-assessing-5-year-outcomes-of-icu-survivors-and-related-healthcare-costs-a-study-protocol
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Wytske Geense, Marieke Zegers, Hester Vermeulen, Mark van den Boogaard, Johannes van der Hoeven
INTRODUCTION: Due to advances in critical care medicine, more patients survive their critical illness. However, intensive care unit (ICU) survivors often experience long-term physical, cognitive and mental problems, summarised as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), impacting their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In what frequency PICS occurs, and to what extent this influences ICU survivors' HRQoL, is mostly unknown. The aims of this study are therefore to study the: (1) 5-year patient outcomes, (2) predictors for PICS, (3) ratio between HRQoL of ICU survivors and healthcare-related costs, and (4) care and support needs...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129539/leptospirosis-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Jorge Luis Hidalgo Marroquin, Guy A Richards, Pravin Amin
Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by a gram negative aerobic spirochete of the genus Leptospira. It is acquired by contact with urine or reproductive fluids from infected animals, or by inoculation from contaminated water or soil. The disease has a global distribution, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions that have a humid, rainy climate and is also common in travelers returning from these regions. Clinical suspicion is critical for the diagnosis and it should be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient with a febrile hepatorenal syndrome in, or returning from endemic regions...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129538/pneumonia-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Steve McGloughlin, Pravin R Amin
The aetiology of community acquired pneumonia varies according to the region in which it is acquired. This review discusses those causes of CAP that occur in the tropics and might not be readily recognizable when transplanted to other sites. Various forms of pneumonia including the viral causes such as influenza (seasonal and avian varieties), the coronaviruses and the Hantavirus as well as bacterial causes, specifically the pneumonic form of Yersinia pestis and melioidosis are discussed.
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128378/ebola-virus-disease-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Ebola virus is a filovirus that can cause fatal hemorrhagic fever (HF) and five distinct species exist that vary in terms of geographical distribution and virulence. Once the more virulent forms enter the human population, transmission occurs primarily through direct contact with infected body fluids and may result in significant outbreaks. The devastating has been the recent West African outbreak. Clinically, signs and symptoms are similar to those of the other VHFs [4]. The incubation period is 2-21days, followed by fever, headache, myalgia, diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration; thereafter, there may be recovery or deterioration with collapse, neurological manifestations and bleeding, that can lead to a fatal outcome...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128377/viral-hemorrhagic-fever-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Jorge Luis Hidalgo Marroquin, Guy A Richards, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses namely Arenaviruses, Filoviruses, Bunyaviruses, and Flaviviruses. Humans are not the natural reservoir for any of these organisms and acquire the disease through vectors from animal reservoirs. In some conditions human to human transmission is possible increasing the risk to healthy individuals in the vicinity, more so to Health Care Workers (HCW). The pathogenesis of VHF, though poorly understood, varies according to the viruses involved...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100554/intersociety-policy-statement-on-the-use-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-the-critically-ill-newborn-infant
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Alessandro Borghesi, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Luigi Memo, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Andrea Bartuli, Maurizio Genuardi, Mauro Stronati, Alberto Villani, Alessandra Renieri, Giovanni Corsello
The rapid advancement of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and the decrease in costs for whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequening (WGS), has prompted its clinical application in several fields of medicine. Currently, there are no specific guidelines for the use of NGS in the field of neonatal medicine and in the diagnosis of genetic diseases in critically ill newborn infants. As a consequence, NGS may be underused with reduced diagnostic success rate, or overused, with increased costs for the healthcare system...
November 3, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095205/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-ii-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090327/guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-circi-in-critically-ill-patients-part-ii-society-of-critical-care-medicine-sccm-and-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-esicm-2017
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084236/derivation-and-validation-of-a-preoperative-risk-model-for-postoperative-mortality-sampe-model-an-approach-to-care-stratification
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Luciana Cadore Stefani, Claudia De Souza Gutierrez, Stela Maris de Jezus Castro, Rafael Leal Zimmer, Felipe Polgati Diehl, Leonardo Elman Meyer, Wolnei Caumo
Ascertaining which patients are at highest risk of poor postoperative outcomes could improve care and enhance safety. This study aimed to construct and validate a propensity index for 30-day postoperative mortality. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, over a period of 3 years. A dataset of 13524 patients was used to develop the model and another dataset of 7254 was used to validate it. The primary outcome was 30-day in-hospital mortality. Overall mortality in the development dataset was 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083113/hydroxyethyl-starch-and-kidney-function-a-retrospective-study-in-patients-undergoing-therapeutic-plasma-exchange
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Muthuchellappan Radhakrishnan, Akshay Batra, Sundar Periyavan, Mariamma Philip, Vivek Anand
PURPOSE: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) and albumin are used as replacement fluids during therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). HES solutions are no longer recommended in critically ill patients due to its effect on kidneys and coagulation. In this retrospective study, we tried to look at the association between cumulative HES administration and kidney function in patients undergoing TPE. METHODS: Transfusion medicine department register was scrutinized to identify adult patients who had completed at least 5 cycles of TPE during the period June 2014-May 2015...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048709/comparison-of-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-guided-by-ultrasound-and-bronchoscopy-in-critically-ill-obese-patients
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Jieqiong Song, Lizhen Xuan, Wei Wu, Duming Zhu, Yijun Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with ultrasound (US) or bronchoscopic guidance for critically ill patients, notably obese patients. METHODS: This work was a retrospective study. The study included mechanically ventilated patients who underwent PDT from August 2013 to July 2015 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Zhongshan Hospital. The patients were classified according to the different guidance methods during tracheotomy and their body mass index in the following 4 groups: normal bronchoscopy group, normal US group, obese bronchoscopy group, and obese US group...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026930/-burnout-a%C3%A2-call-for-action
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REVIEW
C S Hartog
BACKGROUND: Burnout is an emerging topic and has recently been the subject of a position paper of the US American Society of Critical Care Medicine. OBJECTIVES: To give an overview over prevalence, causes, and relevance of burnout in intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians and point to potential prevention strategies MATERIALS AND METHODS: Narrative review. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Burnout is a job-related state which results from long-lasting, permanent work overload when short spells of recreation, for instance during the weekend, are not effective to reduce exhaustion, vegetative symptoms, loss of efficiency, and depersonalization...
October 12, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022225/pediatric-intensive-care-pittsburg-critical-care-medicine-series-r-scott-watson-ann-e-thompson-eds-published-by-oxford-university-press-new-york-2017-isbn-978-0-19-991802-7-pages-311
#16
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017656/-development-and-construction-mode-of-critical-care-medicine-22-years-of-development-and-construction-of-intensive-care-units-of-guizhou-medical-university
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Difen Wang, Ying Liu, Jiangquan Fu, Yuanyi Liu, Yumei Cheng, Ying Wang, Liang Li, Ming Liu, Yan Tang, Feng Shen, Xu Liu, Jia Yuan, Xianjun Chen, Hongying Bi, Hongxia Wang, Wei Li, Qimin Chen, Cui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To provide decision-making basis for promoting the rapid and healthy development of critical care medicine/intensive care unit (ICU) through discussing the mode of development and construction of the department of ICU. METHODS: The situations of ICU of Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from July 1994 to December 2016 were analyzed and summed up. Data of the situations in different development stages included the location and area of the ward, the number of beds, the number of physicians and nurses, the structure of academic titles and educational levels, the number of patients admitted to ICU per year, the proportion of patients used ventilator per year, the mortality, the mode of the discipline management, the number of medical postgraduates and undergraduates trained in the ICU, the number of teaching hours, the achievements, the number of research projects, the number of published monographs and papers, the number of the multicenter trials that we participated in, the construction of the team, the personal honor, and so on...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971652/-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-influenza-patients-treated-at-rambam-medical-center-intensive-care-unit-in-the-years-2009-2014
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Yaron Bar-Lavie, Khetam Hussein, Ami Mayo, Daniel King, Zipi Kra-Oz, Michal Paul
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the characteristics and results of the treatment of patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs) with influenza in Israel are limited. AIMS: We evaluated the characteristics and outcomes of patients treated at Rambam Medical Center at the adult department of critical care medicine for influenza between the years 2009-2014. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. Patients were detected by laboratory reports and data were extracted from electronic medical records...
September 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971026/intensive-care-unit-issues-in-eclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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REVIEW
Melissa Teresa Chu Lam, Elizabeth Dierking
Preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening hypertensive conditions and common causes of ICU admission among obstetric patients The diagnostic criteria of preeclampsia include: 1) systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg on two occasions at least 4 hours apart and 2) proteinuria ≥300 mg/day in a woman with a gestational age of >20 weeks with previously normal blood pressures. Eclampsia is defined as a convulsive episode or altered level of consciousness occurring in the setting of preeclampsia, provided that there is no other cause of seizures...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962136/significance-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-sepsis-induced-myocardial-injury-in-rats
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Xiaoqing Li, Qinghong Cheng, Jianhua Li, Yonglai He, Peigang Tian, Chao Xu
Sepsis-induced myocardial injury is a detrimental disorder for intensive care medicine due to its high rates of morbidity and mortality. Data suggest that nuclear factor (NF)-κB serves a critical role in the pathogenesis of myocardial injury. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) serves an important role in the physiology and pathophysiology of regulatory mechanisms, particularly during an inflammatory reaction. However, the relationship between NF-κB and H2S in sepsis-induced myocardial injury is not well understood, and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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