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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915328/critical-care-nephrology-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#1
Lilia Rizo-Topete, Claudio Ronco
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious medical condition affecting millions of people. Patients in intensive care unit (ICU) who develop AKI have increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of stay in ICU and hospital and increased costs, especially when they require renal replacement therapy. In the latter case, morbidity and mortality increase further. In order to meet the needs of the critically ill patients, a multidisciplinary care team is required, combining the efforts of physicians and nurses from different disciplines as well as nephrologists and intensivists...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
#2
REVIEW
Matthew J Roberts
If the history of critical care is to be addressed, the starting point must be the fundamental and defining qualities of intensive care units. These are the concentration of the sickest patients in a defined area of the hospital, staffed by the personnel most able to care for them (by virtue of specialist training), and the application of the most advanced monitoring or therapeutic techniques available at the time. In the military environment, the ability to provide critical care to ill or injured servicemen has developed in tandem with the civilian experience, but the pressures of the austere environment of the battlefield have, at times, held back military medical services from providing the highest level of care that servicemen might deserve and, indeed, expect in civilian life...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852414/-survey-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-application-status
#3
C S Yang, Y Yang, L W Huang, X W Zhang, S Q Liu, H B Qiu
Objective: To investigate the condition of implementation of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in quality control center of critical care medicine. Methods: Questionnaire mails were issued to all of the quality control respondents to survey the application of CRRT in June 2015 from Jiangsu quality control center of critical care medicine. Results: Among the 69 quality control respondents, 62 were equipped with CRRT devices, and in 58 of which patients were treated with CRRT. There were 195 doctors and 253 nurses in 62 quality control respondents attended CRRT training at or above the provincial level; the proportions of hospitals in southern, central and northern regions of Jiangsu were 63%, 79% and 86% respectively with trained doctors (more than 2), and 34%, 38% and 43% respectively with trained nurses (more than 3)...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852357/a-multifaceted-approach-to-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-with-an-emphasis-on-stewardship-of-culturing
#4
Katherine M Mullin, Christopher S Kovacs, Cynthia Fatica, Colette Einloth, Elizabeth A Neuner, Jorge A Guzman, Eric Kaiser, Venu Menon, Leticia Castillo, Marc J Popovich, Edward M Manno, Steven M Gordon, Thomas G Fraser
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Reducing CAUTI rates has become a major focus of attention due to increasing public health concerns and reimbursement implications. OBJECTIVE To implement and describe a multifaceted intervention to decrease CAUTIs in our ICUs with an emphasis on indications for obtaining a urine culture. METHODS A project team composed of all critical care disciplines was assembled to address an institutional goal of decreasing CAUTIs...
November 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843637/critically-ill-patients-with-cancer-chances-and-limitations-of-intensive-care-medicine-a-narrative-review
#5
REVIEW
Peter Schellongowski, Wolfgang R Sperr, Philipp Wohlfarth, Paul Knoebl, Werner Rabitsch, Herbert H Watzke, Thomas Staudinger
This narrative review deals with the challenge of defining adequate therapy goals and intensive care unit (ICU) admission criteria for critically ill patients with cancer. Several specific complications of critically ill patients with cancer require close collaborations of intensive care and cancer specialists. Intensivists require a basic understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of common cancer-specific problems. Cancer specialists must be knowledgeable in preventing, detecting and treating imminent or manifest organ failures...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828747/book-reviews-handbook-of-critical-and-intensive-care-medicine-3rd-edn-joseph-varon-springer-2016-price-%C3%A2-42-99-pp-470-isbn-978-3-319-31603-1-introducing-palliative-care-5th-edn-edited-by-robert-twycross-andrew-wilcock-palliativedrugs-com-2016-price-%C3%A2-25-00
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826449/perspective-on-optimizing-clinical-trials-in-critical-care-how-to-puzzle-out-recurrent-failures
#7
REVIEW
Bruno François, Marc Clavel, Philippe Vignon, Pierre-François Laterre
BACKGROUND: Critical care is a complex field of medicine, especially because of its diversity and unpredictability. Mortality rates of the diseases are usually high and patients are critically ill, admitted in emergency, and often have several overlapping diseases. This makes research in critical care also complex because of patients' conditions and because of the numerous ethical and regulatory requirements and increasing global competition. Many clinical trials in critical care have thus failed and almost no drug has yet been developed to treat intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816156/cardiac-lesions-in-the-critical-care-setting
#8
REVIEW
Manisha Gandhi, Amir A Shamshirsaz
The long-held belief that pregnancy is absolutely contraindicated in maternal cardiovascular disease is no longer justifiable using evidence-base medicine. There are some conditions in which pregnancy is contraindicated, and high maternal risk and poor fetal outcome can be predicted. However, in many women with heart disease, a more favorable maternal and fetal outcome is expected. This article focusses on the cardiac conditions that require more attention and have the potential to require observation in the intensive care unit setting...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805800/early-detection-prevention-and-mitigation-of-critical-illness-outside-intensive-care-settings
#9
Gabriel J Escobar, R Phillip Dellinger
Patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit (ICU) are known to have elevated mortality and morbidity. Rapid response teams (RRTs) were developed to address such deterioration. It has not been possible to establish that RRTs employing manual detection methods have definitively improved hospital outcomes. Because of this, automated early detection systems based on data from modern electronic medical records have been developed. This article attempts to establish a conceptual framework for early detection, prevention, and mitigation of critical illness in hospitalized patients outside the ICU...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805799/early-detection-of-critical-illness-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-clarifying-treatment-plans-and-honoring-goals-of-care-using-a-supportive-care-team
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Russ Granich, Zoe Sutton, Yan S Kim, Megan Anderson, Helen Wood, John E Scharf, Arona Ragins, Gabriel J Escobar
Given the high mortality experienced by patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit, issues related to patient preferences around escalation of care are common. However, the literature on early warning systems (EWSs) provides limited information on how respecting patient preferences can be incorporated into clinical workflows. In this report, we describe how we developed workflows for integrating supportive care with an automated EWS in the context of a 2-hospital pilot. We used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Plan-Do-Study-Act approach to achieve consensus with clinicians and administrators...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804108/tracheal-extubation-of-the-adult-intensive-care-patient-with-a-predicted-difficult-airway-a-narrative-review
#11
REVIEW
D J Sturgess, K B Greenland, S Senthuran, F A Ajvadi, A van Zundert, M G Irwin
Management of the difficult airway is an important, but as yet poorly-studied, component of intensive care management. Although there has been a strong emphasis on prediction and intubation of the difficult airway, safe extubation of the patient with a potentially difficult airway has not received the same attention. Extubation is a particularly vulnerable time for the critically ill patient and, because of the risks involved and the consequences of failure, it warrants specific consideration. The Royal College of Anaesthetists 4th National Audit Project highlighted differences in the incidence and consequences of major complications during airway management between the operating room and the critical care environment...
November 2, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773712/perinatal-regionalization-a-geospatial-view-of-perinatal-critical-care-united-states-2010-2013
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Mary D Brantley, Nicole L Davis, David A Goodman, William M Callaghan, Wanda D Barfield
BACKGROUND: Perinatal services exist today as a dyad of maternal and neonatal care. When perinatal care is fragmented or unavailable, excess morbidity and mortality may occur in pregnant women and newborns. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe spatial relationships between women of reproductive age, individual perinatal subspecialists (maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology), and obstetric and neonatal critical care facilities in the United States to identify gaps in health care access...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762250/guidelines-of-the-indian-association-of-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-anaesthesiologists-and-indian-college-of-cardiac-anaesthesia-for-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-fellowship-examination
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Kanchi Muralidhar, Deepak Tempe, Yatin Mehta, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Chirojit Mukherjee, Thomas Koshy, Prabhat Tewari, Naman Shastri, Satyajeet Misra, Kumar Belani
During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761451/glucose-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit-are-we-looking-for-the-right-sweet-spot
#14
COMMENT
Sarah J Beesley, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Michael J Lanspa
In a recently published issue of Critical Care Medicine, Kar and colleagues investigated glucose management of critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes. In this commentary, we discuss the challenges of investigating glucose control in the critically ill, why so many internally valid studies in this field lead to conflicting results, and the obstacles preventing investigators from reaching a conclusive answer.
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753823/sy-01-1-adaptation-of-major-guidelines-for-regional-applications
#15
Ernesto Schiffrin
Clinical practice guidelines, which are systematically developed statements aimed at helping people make clinical, policy-related and system-related decisions, frequently vary widely in quality. A strategy is needed to differentiate among guidelines and ensure that those of the highest quality are implemented. Hypertension Canada provides annually updated standardized recommendations and clinical practice guidelines to detect, treat and control hypertension. The annual, evidence-based recommendations are developed through intense discussion of the clinical implications via a systematic review of the literature followed by critical appraisals of all the new clinical research, taking into account the assessment criteria in the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument that evaluates the process of practice guideline development and the quality of reporting...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749512/2016-update-for-the-rogers-textbook-of-pediatric-intensive-care-recognition-and-initial-management-of-shock
#16
Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Niranjan Kissoon
OBJECTIVE: To review important articles in the field of pediatric shock and pediatric septic shock published subsequent to the Fifth Edition of the Rogers' Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care. DATA SOURCES: The U.S. National Library of Medicine PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) was searched for combination of the term "pediatric" and the following terms: "sepsis, septic shock, shock, antibiotics, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and steroid." The abstract lists generated by these searches were screened for potential inclusion...
November 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743557/consensus-development-of-core-competencies-in-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine-training-in-china
#17
Xiaoyun Hu, Xiuming Xi, Penglin Ma, Haibo Qiu, Kaijiang Yu, Yaoqing Tang, Chuanyun Qian, Qiang Fang, Yushan Wang, Xiangyou Yu, Yuan Xu, Bin Du
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to develop consensus on core competencies required for postgraduate training in intensive care medicine. METHODS: We used a combination of a modified Delphi method and a nominal group technique to create and modify the list of core competencies to ensure maximum consensus. Ideas were generated modified from Competency Based Training in Intensive Care Medicine in Europe collaboration (CoBaTrICE) core competencies. An online survey invited healthcare professionals, educators, and trainees to rate and comment on these competencies...
October 16, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723899/the-chronic-critical-illness-a-new-disease-in-intensive-care
#18
Marine Desarmenien, Anne Laure Blanchard-Courtois, Bara Ricou
Advances in intensive care medicine have created a new disease called the chronic critical illness. While a significant proportion of severely ill patients who twenty years ago would have died survive the acute phase, they remain heavily dependent on intensive care for a prolonged period of time. These patients, who can be called "Patient Long Séjour" in French (PLS) or Prolonged Length of Stay patients in English, develop specific health issues that are still poorly recognised. They require special care, which differs from treatments that are given during the acute phase of their illness...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713883/epidemiologic-trends-of-sepsis-in-western-countries
#19
Alejandro Suarez De La Rica, Fernando Gilsanz, Emilio Maseda
Since the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the Society of Critical care Medicine (SCCM) published the first consensus definition of syndromes related to sepsis in 1992, the knowledge of epidemiology of sepsis has clearly improved, although no prospective studies have been performed to analyse the incidence of sepsis in general population. There are differences in epidemiologic trends in sepsis between western countries and low-income and middle-income countries. In the United States (US), most of epidemiologic studies have been based on large, administrative databases, reporting an increase in the incidence of severe sepsis over years...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709097/critical-cardiac-care-in-children-looking-backward-and-looking-forward
#20
Paul A Checchia
The growth of Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care as a subspecialty has been incredible. Outcomes have improved, care delivery has matured, and research has made advances. Within this review, we take the opportunity to examine the subspecialty's past accomplishments with pride, take stock in its current state, and look forward with excitement to its future. While outcomes in general have improved dramatically, we must always be aware of the outcomes that matter to families and patients. Additionally, we must constantly ask ourselves to improve...
July 2016: Translational pediatrics
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