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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456562/colonization-with-hospital-flora-and-its-associated-risk-factors-in-neonates-hospitalized-in-neonatal-ward-of-a-teaching-center-in-isfahan-iran
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Kiana Shirani, Kamyar Mostafavizadeh, Behrouz Ataei, Khatere Akhani
Background: Due to the high incidence and prevalence of infection in neonatal ward, especially Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) reported by different studies and the important role of colonization with hospital germs in the development of nosocomial infections, we intended to evaluate the risk of colonization with hospital germs in neonates and its associated risk factors. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2016 in a Teaching Center in Iran...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449026/validity-of-a-single-ptsd-checklist-item-to-screen-for-insomnia-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Elizabeth C Parsons, Catherine L Hough, Michael V Vitiello, Brian Palen, Douglas Zatzick, Dimitry S Davydow
BACKGROUND: There is no insomnia screening tool validated in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. OBJECTIVES: To examine the validity of a single item from the PTSD checklist-Civilian version (PCL-C) to detect insomnia by Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal investigation in 120 medical-surgical ICU survivors. At 1 year post-ICU, patients completed ISI, PCL-C, and Medical Short-Form 12 (SF-12) by telephone...
February 12, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437077/delirium-assessment-tools-for-use-in-critically-ill-adults-a-psychometric-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Céline Gélinas, Mélanie Bérubé, Annie Chevrier, Brenda T Pun, E Wesley Ely, Yoanna Skrobik, Juliana Barr
BACKGROUND: Delirium is highly prevalent in critically ill patients. Its detection with valid tools is crucial. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the development and psychometric properties of delirium assessment tools for critically ill adults. METHODS: Databases were searched to identify relevant studies. Inclusion criteria were English language, publication before January 2015, 30 or more patients, and patient population of critically ill adults (>18 years old)...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430883/models-to-predict-length-of-stay-in-the-intensive-care-unit-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-systematic-review
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Alireza Atashi, Ilona W Verburg, Hesam Karim, Mirmohammad Miri, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Evert de Jonge, Nicolette F de Keizer, Saeid Eslami
INTRODUCTION: ICU Length of stay (LoS) prediction models are used to compare different institutions and surgeons on their performance, and is useful as an efficiency indicator for quality control. There is little consensus about which prediction methods are most suitable to predict (ICU) length of stay. The aim of this study is to systematically review models for predicting ICU LoS after coronary artery bypass grafting and to assess the reporting and methodological quality of these models to apply them for benchmarking...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419625/use-of-a-standardized-care-communication-checklist-during-multidisciplinary-rounds-in-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Julianna Boydston
OBJECTIVES: This project aimed to improve thoroughness and continuity of care of patients in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Specific objectives were to increase support of clinical nurse and family participation in multidisciplinary rounds (MDR), as well as full use of a multi-component Complex Care Checklist (CCC) by all nurses in this unit. INTRODUCTION: Communication and collaboration are paramount for safe care and positive outcomes of critically ill patients hospitalized in intensive care units...
February 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405265/muscle-tone-assessments-for-children-aged-0-to-12%C3%A2-years-a-systematic-review
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Miran Goo, Kylie Tucker, Leanne M Johnston
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify and examine the psychometric properties of muscle tone assessments for children aged 0 to 12 years. METHOD: Four electronic databases were searched to identify studies that included assessments of resting and/or active muscle tone. Methodological quality and overall psychometric evidence of studies were rated using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments checklist. RESULTS: Twenty-one assessments were identified from 97 included studies...
February 6, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371274/role-of-organisational-factors-on-the-weekend-effect-in-critically-ill-patients-in-brazil-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Fernando G Zampieri, Thiago C Lisboa, Thiago D Correa, Fernando A Bozza, Marcus Ferez, Haggeas S Fernandes, André M Japiassú, Juan Carlos R Verdeal, Ana Cláudia P Carvalho, Marcos F Knibel, Bruno F Mazza, Fernando Colombari, José Mauro Vieira, William N Viana, Roberto Costa, Michele M Godoy, Marcelo O Maia, Eliana B Caser, Jorge I F Salluh, Marcio Soares
INTRODUCTION: Higher mortality for patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) during the weekends has been occasionally reported with conflicting results that could be related to organisational factors. We investigated the effects of ICU organisational and staffing patterns on the potential association between weekend admission and outcomes in critically ill patients. METHODS: We included 59 614 patients admitted to 78 ICUs participating during 2013. We defined 'weekend admission' as any ICU admission from Friday 19:00 until Monday 07:00...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361457/postoperative-delirium-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Kati Järvelä, Helena Porkkala, Sari Karlsson, Tero Martikainen, Tuomas Selander, Stepani Bendel
OBJECTIVE: The authors studied the incidence of postoperative delirium among cardiac surgery patients using the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC). DESIGN: Prospective screening. SETTING: Two university hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1,036 consecutive patients. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Patients were prospectively screened from day 1 to day 10 after surgery or until hospital discharge...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351759/tracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials
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Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, Martina Baiardo Radaelli, Omar Saleh, Carmine D Votta, Evgeny Fominskiy, Alessandro Putzu, Cézar Daniel Snak de Souza, Massimo Antonelli, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paolo Pelosi, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled studies evaluating any drug, technique or device aimed at improving the success rate or safety of tracheal intubation in the critically ill. METHODS: We searched PubMed, BioMed Central, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials and references of retrieved articles. Finally, pertinent reviews were also scanned to detect further studies until May 2017. The following inclusion criteria were considered: tracheal intubation in adult critically ill patients; randomized controlled trial; study performed in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department or ordinary ward; and work published in the last 20 years...
January 20, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330982/assessment-of-safety-levels-in-operation-rooms-at-two-major-tertiary-care-public-hospitals-of-karachi-safe-surgery-saves-life
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Muhammad Saeed Minhas, Muhammad Muzzammil, Jahanzeb Effendi
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study are to determine the knowledge and attitude towards surgical safety among the health care professionals including surgeons, anaesthetist, hospital administrators, and operation room personnel and raise awareness towards the importance of safe surgery. METHODS: A pilot cross- sectional study of 543 healthcare providers working in the operating rooms and the surgical intensive care units was conducted in two tertiary care hospitals, within a study period of one month...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279635/reliability-and-validity-of-the-checklist-for-early-recognition-and-treatment-of-acute-illness-and-injury-as-a-charting-tool-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Alexander Kogan, Kelly M Pennington, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mikhail Dziadzko, Courtney E Bennett, Jeffrey B Jensen, Ognjen Gajic, John C O'Horo
Background: Resuscitation of critically ill patients is complex and potentially prone to diagnostic errors and therapeutic harm. The Checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury (CERTAIN) is an electronic tool that aims to provide decision-support, charting, and prompting for standardization. This study sought to evaluate the validity and reliability of CERTAIN in a real-time Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Materials and Methods: This was a prospective pilot study in the medical ICU of a tertiary care medical center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212522/a-systematic-review-of-neonatal-treatment-intensity-scores-and-their-potential-application-in-low-resource-setting-hospitals-for-predicting-mortality-morbidity-and-estimating-resource-use
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Jalemba Aluvaala, Gary S Collins, Michuki Maina, James A Berkley, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Treatment intensity scores can predict mortality and estimate resource use. They may therefore be of interest for essential neonatal care in low resource settings where neonatal mortality remains high. We sought to systematically review neonatal treatment intensity scores to (1) assess the level of evidence on predictive performance in predicting clinical outcomes and estimating resource utilisation and (2) assess the applicability of the identified models to decision making for neonatal care in low resource settings...
December 7, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211187/the-epimed-monitor-icu-database%C3%A2-a-cloud-based-national-registry-for-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients-in-brazil
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Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Márcio Soares, Lunna Perdigão Borges, Jorge Ibrain Figueira Salluh, Otávio Tavares Ranzani
OBJECTIVE: To describe the Epimed Monitor Database®, a Brazilian intensive care unit quality improvement database. METHODS: We described the Epimed Monitor® Database, including its structure and core data. We presented aggregated informative data from intensive care unit admissions from 2010 to 2016 using descriptive statistics. We also described the expansion and growth of the database along with the geographical distribution of participating units in Brazil...
November 30, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194079/compliance-with-best-practice-guidelines-for-neurodevelopmental-supportive-care-in-south-africa-a-situational-analysis
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Aletta Rheeder, Welma Lubbe, Christa S J van der Walt, Ronel Pretorius
Neurodevelopmental supportive care provides preterm infants with evidence-based care to ensure the best possible neurological outcomes. The study aimed to determine the compliance of current nursing care practices with best practice guidelines by means of a situational analysis. The situational analysis was done in 2 cycles in the neonatal intensive care units (n = 25) of a private healthcare provider in South Africa. Structured observations were done in cycle 1 using the Implementation of Neurodevelopmental Supportive Care checklist...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184589/comparing-the-effect-of-echinacea-and-chlorhexidine-mouthwash-on-the-microbial-flora-of-intubated-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Mehdi Safarabadi, Ehsanollah Ghaznavi-Rad, Abdolghader Pakniyat, Korosh Rezaie, Ali Jadidi
Background: Providing intubated patients admitted to the intensive care units with oral healthcare is one of the main tasks of nurses in order to prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). This study aimed at comparing the effects of two mouthwash solutions (echinacea and chlorhexidine) on the oral microbial flora of patients hospitalized in the intensive care units. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 70 patients aged between18 and 65 years undergoing tracheal intubation through the mouth in three hospitals in Arak, were selected using simple random sampling and were randomly divided into two groups: the intervention group and the control group...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180243/investigating-error-related-processing-in-incarcerated-adolescents-with-self-report-psychopathy-measures
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J Michael Maurer, Vaughn R Steele, Brandi C Fink, Gina M Vincent, Vince D Calhoun, Kent A Kiehl
Disparate results have been found in previous reports when incorporating both interview-based and self-report measures of psychopathic traits within the same sample, suggesting such assessments should not be used interchangeably. We previously found Total and Facet 4 scores from Hare's Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) were negatively related to amplitude of the error-related positivity (Pe) event-related potential (ERP) component. Here, we investigated using the same previously published sample whether scores on four different self-report measures of adolescent psychopathic traits (the Antisocial Process Screening Device [APSD], Child Psychopathy Scale [CPS], Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits [ICU], and Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory [YPI]) were similarly associated with reduced Pe amplitude...
November 24, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165703/effects-of-neonatal-pain-and-temperament-on-attention-problems-in-toddlers-born-preterm
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Claudia M Gaspardo, Rafaela G M Cassiano, Sofia M A Gracioli, Guilherme C B Furini, Maria Beatriz M Linhares
Objective: To examine the effects of individual characteristics of neonates and neonatal pain-related stress on attention problems and externalizing behavior problems of toddlers born preterm, analyzing the moderating effects of the dispositional traits of temperament. Methods: The sample included 62 toddlers aged 18-36 months and their mothers. The mothers were interviewed using the Child Behavior Checklist 1.5-5 for toddlers' attention and externalizing behavior problems assessment, the Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire for toddlers' temperament assessment, and the Adult Temperament Questionnaire for their temperament assessment...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142374/enhancing-hospital-well-being-and-minimizing-intensive-care-unit-trauma-cushioning-effects-of-psychosocial-care
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Usha Chivukula, Meena Hariharan, Suvashisa Rana, Marlyn Thomas, Asher Andrew
Context: Hospitalization has the potential to induce hospital anxiety, while admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is found to surpass the anxiety and result in what is termed as "ICU Trauma." Aims: This study aimed to determine the impact of psychosocial care and quality of ICU on ICU trauma and hospital well-being in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Settings and Design: This correlational study involved 250 CABG patients, who were recruited from five major corporate hospitals...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132508/brain-death
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REVIEW
Mack Drake, Andrew Bernard, Eugene Hessel
Death determined by neurologic criteria, commonly referred to as "brain death," occurs when function of the entire brain ceases, including the brain stem. Diagnostic criteria for brain death are explicit but controversy exists regarding nuances of the evaluation and potential confounders of the examination. Hospitals and ICU teams should carefully consider which clinicians will perform brain death testing and should use standard processes, including checklists to prevent diagnostic errors. Proper diagnosis is essential because misdiagnosis can be catastrophic...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
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