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chronic critical illness syndrome

Valliappan Muthu, Sahajal Dhooria, Ritesh Agarwal, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
Background: There is a paucity of literature regarding outcome of critically ill patients with tuberculosis (TB) from India. Herein, we describe our experience of patients with active TB admitted to a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of all the patients admitted with active TB. The baseline clinical, demographic, ICU parameters and mortality were recorded. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors predicting mortality...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Konstantinos C Fragkos, Alastair Forbes
Background: Citrulline has been described as a marker of intestinal function or absorption but evidence varies according to clinical settings. Objective: The objective of this article is to examine the evidence of plasma citrulline as a marker of intestinal function and absorption in various clinical settings. Methods: Studies were examined for p values, means and standard deviations, correlation coefficients or other metrics depicting the association of citrulline with intestinal function...
March 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Michal Haran, Ami Schattner, Natasha Kozak, Andras Mate, Alain Berrebi, Lev Shvidel
Background: Myopathy in patients being treated with corticosteroids is known primarily among chronically-treated patients or in critically ill and mechanically-ventilated patients receiving corticosteroids, often in high doses. Aim: To highlight the entity of acute, early-onset corticosteroid-treatment-associated myopathy and its characteristics. Design and Methods: Reporting our experience with four patients and reviewing all published reports of myopathy developing ≤14 days of initiating corticosteroid-treatment...
February 15, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Rui Gao, Rui-Ze Chen, Yi Xia, Jin-Hua Liang, Li Wang, Hua-Yuan Zhu, Jia-Zhu Wu, Lei Fan, Jian-Yong Li, Tao Yang, Wei Xu
Low triiodothyronine (T3) state is associated with poor prognosis in critical acute and prolonged illness. However, the information on thyroid dysfunction and cancer is limited. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low T3 syndrome in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Two hundred and fifty-eight patients with detailed thyroid hormone profile at CLL diagnosis were enrolled. Low T3 syndrome was defined by low free T3 (FT3) level accompanied by normal-to-low free tetraiodothyronine (FT4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Leison Maharjan, Aarzoo Shah, Udaya Bajracharya, Gambhir Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Multiple organ failure is recognized as the final pathway preceding majority of deaths in intensive care unit. This study aims to find out the prevalence of organ dysfunctions/ failures in patients at the time of their demise irrespective of the underlying diseases in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: This study was done in medical intensive care unit of Blue Cross Hospital. Medical records of all deceased patients in two years period were thoroughly reviewed retrospectively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
Martin D Rosenthal, Amir Y Kamel, Cameron M Rosenthal, Scott Brakenridge, Chasen A Croft, Frederick A Moore
Over the last decade, chronic critical illness (CCI) has emerged as an epidemic in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors worldwide. Advances in ICU technology and implementation of evidence-based care bundles have significantly decreased early deaths and have allowed patients to survive previously lethal multiple organ failure (MOF). Many MOF survivors, however, experience a persistent dysregulated immune response that is causing an increasingly predominant clinical phenotype called the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS)...
February 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Heyi Su, Zhenhui Guo
So far, there is still lack of effective treatment to control persistent inflammation immunosuppression catabolism syndrome (PICS) appeared generally in those chronic critical illnesses (CCI) patients, restricted by the development of medicine and scientific research nowadays. Because the uncontrolled PICS aggravates continuously, ICU stay of the CCI patients has been obviously prolonging and the late mortality elevates greatly. So exploring effective therapeutic strategies is obviously pressing. With the characteristics in PICS such as that elderly with sepsis or severe trauma tops the list of morbidity, progressing illness is difficult to intervent and various pathology changes occur simultaneously, the fundamental principle of treatment, "Focal screening, early control, joint intervention" must be followed...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Liye Zou, Zhujun Pan, Albert Yeung, Saira Talwar, Chaoyi Wang, Yang Liu, Yankai Shu, Xiaoan Chen, Garrett Anthony Thomas
AIM: Baduanjin, a Chinese traditional Qigong exercise that focuses on a mind-body integration, is considered to be an effective exercise in promoting health. Thus, we systematically and critically evaluated the emerging literature relating to the effects of Baduanjin on health outcomes. METHODS: We used seven English-language electronic databases for the literature search. At least one health-related parameter was reported in retrievable full-text Baduanjin intervention studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Miriam Luginbuehl, Alexander Imhof, Alexander Klarer
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pathogenicity of herpes simplex virus type 1 in patients in intensive care without classic immunosuppression as well as the necessity of antiviral treatment in the case of herpes simplex virus detection in respiratory specimens in these patients is controversial. We present a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with stable chronic lymphatic leukemia not requiring treatment, in whom we diagnosed herpes simplex virus type 1 bronchopneumonitis based on herpes simplex virus type 1 detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and clinical response to antiviral treatment...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Ethne L Nussbaum, Pamela Houghton, Joseph Anthony, Sandy Rennie, Barbara L Shay, Alison M Hoens
Purpose: In response to requests from physiotherapists for guidance on optimal stimulation of muscle using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a review, synthesis, and extraction of key data from the literature was undertaken by six Canadian physical therapy (PT) educators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of electrophysical agents. The objective was to identify commonly treated conditions for which there was a substantial body of literature from which to draw conclusions regarding the effectiveness of NMES...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Tyler John Loftus, Frederick Allen Moore, Lyle L Moldawer
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November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Martin C J Kneyber, Daniele de Luca, Edoardo Calderini, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Etienne Javouhey, Jesus Lopez-Herce, Jürg Hammer, Duncan Macrae, Dick G Markhorst, Alberto Medina, Marti Pons-Odena, Fabrizio Racca, Gerhard Wolf, Paolo Biban, Joe Brierley, Peter C Rimensberger
PURPOSE: Much of the common practice in paediatric mechanical ventilation is based on personal experiences and what paediatric critical care practitioners have adopted from adult and neonatal experience. This presents a barrier to planning and interpretation of clinical trials on the use of specific and targeted interventions. We aim to establish a European consensus guideline on mechanical ventilation of critically children. METHODS: The European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care initiated a consensus conference of international European experts in paediatric mechanical ventilation to provide recommendations using the Research and Development/University of California, Los Angeles, appropriateness method...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
Nancy Roizen, Ruth E K Stein, Ellen J Silver, Pamela High, Marilyn C Augustyn, Nathan J Blum
OBJECTIVE: To obtain and review workforce data, given the critical demand for developmental pediatricians (DPs). METHODS: Survey of demographics and professional activities of DP physician faculty at Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) Research Network fellowship training sites. RESULTS: Of the eligible providers at 12 centers, 76% (n = 50) completed surveys. They were on average 50 years old and mostly female (86%), white (82%), and working full time (74%)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
Anirban Bhattacharjee, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Daniala Chhunthang, Akash Handique, Angkita Barman, Mohd Yunus
CONTEXT: The primary goal of septic shock management is optimization of organ perfusion, often at the risk of overloading the interstitium and causing pulmonary edema. The conventionally used end points of resuscitation do not generally include volumetric parameters such as extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI). AIMS: This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of EVLWI and PVPI by calculating their correlation with the severity of lung injury...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
D M Davydov, B Naliboff, L Shahabi, D Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Objective measures of pain severity remain ill defined, although its accurate measurement is critical. Reciprocal baroreflex mechanisms of blood pressure (BP) control were found to impact differently on pain regulation, and thus their asymmetry was hypothesized to also connect to chronic pain duration and severity. METHODS: Seventy-eight female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and 27 healthy women were assessed for IBS severity and chronicity, negative affect, and various measures of resting autonomic function including BP, heart rate and its variability (HRV), baroreceptor-sensitivity to activations and inhibitions, gains of brady- and tachy-cardiac baro-responses, gains of BP falls/rises, and BP start points for these spontaneous baroreflexes...
August 22, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Pavan K Bhatraju, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Carmen Mikacenic, Susanna Harju-Baker, Victoria Dmyterko, Natalie S J Slivinski, W Conrad Liles, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Susan R Heckbert, Mark M Wurfel
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) can be divided into two subphenotypes, resolving or nonresolving, on the basis of the trajectory of serum creatinine. It is unknown if the biology underlying these two AKI recovery patterns is different. METHODS: We measured eight circulating biomarkers in plasma obtained from a cohort of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) (n = 1241) with systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
August 17, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Marina García-de-Acilu, Judith Marin-Corral, Antonia Vázquez, Laura Ruano, Mònica Magret, Ricard Ferrer, Joan R Masclans, Oriol Roca
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether patients with acute hypoxemia and bilateral opacities treated with high-flow nasal cannula and acute respiratory distress syndrome patients who were directly mechanically ventilated are similar in terms of lung epithelial, endothelial, and inflammatory biomarkers. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter study. SETTING: ICUs at three university tertiary hospitals. PATIENTS: Intubated and nonintubated patients admitted to the ICU with acute hypoxemia (PaO2/FIO2 ≤ 300) and bilateral opacities...
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Tyler J Loftus, Juan C Mira, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Gabriella L Ghita, Zhongkai Wang, Julie A Stortz, Babette A Brumback, Azra Bihorac, Mark S Segal, Stephen D Anton, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Alicia M Mohr, Philip A Efron, Lyle L Moldawer, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a common, costly and morbid cause of critical illness in trauma and surgical patients. Ongoing advances in sepsis resuscitation and critical care support strategies have led to improved in-hospital mortality. However, these patients now survive to enter state of chronic critical illness (CCI), persistent low-grade organ dysfunction and poor long-term outcomes driven by the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome (PICS). The Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center (SCIRC) was created to provide a platform by which the prevalence and pathogenesis of CCI and PICS may be understood at a mechanistic level across multiple medical disciplines, leading to the development of novel management strategies and targeted therapies...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
Yong Suk Jo, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Sang-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is related to high mortality and morbidity. There are no proven therapeutic measures however, to improve the clinical course of ARDS, except using low tidal volume ventilation. Metformin is known to have pleiotropic effects including anti-inflammatory activity. We hypothesized that pre-admission metformin might alter the progress of ARDS among intensive care unit (ICU) patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study from January 1, 2005, to April 30, 2005 of patients who were admitted to the medical ICU at Seoul National University Hospital because of ARDS, and reviewed ARDS patients with DM...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Taryn B Bainum, David S Fike, Diana Mechelay, Krystal K Haase
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether discontinuation of chronic antidepressant therapy is associated with a higher risk of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS) symptoms in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) when compared with those who were continued on therapy and to identify factors associated with increased risk of ADS in this population. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: ICUs in a tertiary care hospital...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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