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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320079/ketamine-reduces-the-need-for-intubation-in-patients-with-acute-severe-mental-illness-and-agitation-requiring-transport-to-definitive-care-an-observational-study
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Cathrin S Parsch, Adrianne Boonstra, David Teubner, Wade Emmerton, Brian McKenny, Daniel Y Ellis
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review mental health patients transported by a dedicated statewide critical care retrieval team before and after the implementation of a ketamine sedation guideline. METHODS: This is a a retrospective cohort study of mental health patients with acute behavioural disturbance, transported between January 2010 and December 2015. RESULTS: A total of 78 patients were transported in the study period, 50 before and 28 after implementation of the ketamine guideline in June 2013...
March 20, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291095/angioedema
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Daniel LoVerde, Daniel Clark Files, Guha Krishnaswamy
OBJECTIVES: Angioedema is a potentially life-threatening occurrence that is encountered by critical care providers. The mechanistic understanding of angioedema syndromes has improved in recent years, and novel medications are available that improve outcomes from these syndromes. This clinically focused review will describe the underlying genetics, pathophysiology, classification and treatment of angioedema syndromes, with an emphasis on the novel pharmacologic agents that have recently become available for acute treatment...
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288056/ottawa-criteria-for-appropriate-transfusions-in-hepatectomy-using-the-rand-ucla-appropriateness-method
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Sean Bennett, Alan Tinmouth, Daniel I McIsaac, Shane English, Paul C Hébert, Paul J Karanicolas, Alexis F Turgeon, Jeffrey Barkun, Timothy M Pawlik, Dean Fergusson, Guillaume Martel
OBJECTIVE: Create practice guidelines for the appropriate use of red blood cell transfusions in hepatectomy. BACKGROUND: Hepatectomy is associated with a high prevalence of transfusions. A transfusion can be life-saving, but can be associated with important adverse effects. Given the prevalence, the potential for benefit and harm, and the difficulty in conducting clinical trials, transfusion in hepatectomy is well-suited for a study of appropriateness. METHODS: Using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method, an international, multidisciplinary expert panel in hepatobiliary surgery, anesthesia, transfusion medicine, and critical care rated a series of 468 perioperative scenarios for transfusion appropriateness...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283469/timely-reperfusion-in-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction-is-not-correlated-an-opportunity-for-better-coordination-of-acute-care
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Kori Sauser Zachrison, Deborah A Levine, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Margueritte Cox, Phillip Schulte, Eric E Smith, Robert E Suter, Ying Xian, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND: Timely reperfusion is critical in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The degree to which hospital performance is correlated on emergent STEMI and AIS care is unknown. Primary objective of this study was to determine whether there was a positive correlation between hospital performance on door-to-balloon (D2B) time for STEMI and door-to-needle (DTN) time for AIS, with and without controlling for patient and hospital differences...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261815/the-practice-of-platelet-transfusion-prior-to-central-venous-catheterization-in-presence-of-coagulopathy-a-national-survey-among-clinicians
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E K van de Weerdt, A L Peters, E J Goudswaard, J M Binnekade, K P van Lienden, B J Biemond, A P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND: Correction of coagulopathy prior to central venous catheter (CVC) placement is advocated by guidelines, while retrospective studies support restrictive use of transfusion products. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a mixed vignette and questionnaire web survey to investigate current practice and preferences for CVC placement. Clinical vignettes were used to quantify the tendency to administer platelet concentrate. A positive ß-coefficient is in favour of administering platelet concentrate...
March 5, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246141/vasopressor-use-following-traumatic-injury-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Mathieu Hylands, Augustin Toma, Nicolas Beaudoin, Anne-Julie Frenette, Frederick D'Aragon, Emilie Belley-Côté, Morten Hylander, François Lauzier, Reed Alexander Siemieniuk, Emmanuel Charbonney, Joey Kwong, Jon Henrik Laake, Gordon Guyatt, Per Olav Vandvik, Bram Rochwerg, Robert Green, Ian Ball, Damon Scales, Srinivas Murthy, Sandro Rizoli, Pierre Asfar, François Lamontagne
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, traumatic casualties are projected to exceed 8 million by year 2020. Haemorrhagic shock and brain injury are the leading causes of death following trauma. While intravenous fluids have traditionally been used to support organ perfusion in the setting of haemorrhage, recent investigations have suggested that restricting fluid therapy by tolerating more severe hypotension may improve survival. However, the safety of permissive hypotension remains uncertain, particularly among patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240961/gender-parity-in-critical-care-medicine
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Sangeeta Mehta, Karen E A Burns, Flavia R Machado, Alison E Fox-Robichaud, Deborah J Cook, Carolyn S Calfee, Lorraine B Ware, Ellen L Burnham, Niranjan Kissoon, John C Marshall, Jordi Mancebo, Simon Finfer, Christiane Hartog, Konrad Reinhart, Kathryn Maitland, Renee D Stapleton, Arthur Kwizera, Pravin Amin, Fekri Abroug, Orla Smith, Jon H Laake, Gentle S Shrestha, Margaret S Herridge
Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances. These documents inform and shape patient care around the world. In this perspective we discuss the importance of diversity on guideline panels, the disproportionately low representation of women on critical care guideline panels, and existing initiatives to increase the representation of women in corporations, universities and government...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240697/improving-nurse-satisfaction-with-open-visitation-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Elizabeth Kozub, Stephanie Scheler, Gloria Necoechea, Noeleen OʼByrne
The focus on patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) has become increasingly prevalent throughout health care. In the intensive care unit (ICU), family involvement becomes critical, as patients are often unable to fully engage in their care. After expanding family visitation to 24 hours, nurses in a surgical ICU perceived that they did not have the ability to tailor the visitation to meet the patient's condition and there was an opportunity to improve nurse satisfaction related to PFCC. The objective of this performance improvement project was to increase nurse satisfaction related to PFCC and create consistency across clinicians for visitation practices...
April 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236391/best-practices-for-managing-pain-sedation-and-delirium-in-the-mechanically-ventilated-patient
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REVIEW
Kitty M Garrett
Nursing management of pain, agitation, and delirium in mechanically ventilated patients is a challenge in critical care. Oversedation can lead to delayed extubation, prolonged ventilator days, unnecessary neurologic testing, and complications such as weakness and delirium. Undersedation can lead to self-extubation, invasive line removal, unnecessary patient distress, and injury to self or others. Acquiring an optimal level of sedation requires the bedside nurse to be more vigilant than ever with patient assessment and medication titration...
December 2016: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231475/the-use-and-yield-of-continuous-eeg-in-critically-ill-patients-a-comparative-study-of-three-centers
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Vincent Alvarez, Andres A Rodriguez Ruiz, Suzette LaRoche, Lawrence J Hirsch, Christopher Parres, Paula E Voinescu, Andres Fernandez, Ognen A Petroff, Nishi Rampal, Hiba Arif Haider, Jong Woo Lee
OBJECTIVE: Continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring of critically ill patients has gained widespread use, but there is substantial reported variability in its use. We analyzed cEEG and antiseizure drug (ASD) usage at three high volume centers. METHODS: We utilized a multicenter cEEG database used daily as a clinical reporting tool in three tertiary care sites (Emory Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Yale - New Haven Hospital). We compared the cEEG usage patterns, seizure frequency, detection of rhythmic/periodic patterns (RPP), and ASD use between the sites...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204834/-pulmonary-embolism
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M Hecker, N Sommer, A Hecker, D Bandorski, M A Weigand, G A Krombach, E Mayer, D Walmrath
Pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal disorder and frequently seen in critical care and emergency medicine. Due to a high mortality rate within the first few hours, the accurate initiation of rational diagnostic pathways in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism and timely consecutive treatment is essential. In this review, the current European guidelines on the diagnosis and therapy of acute pulmonary embolism are presented. Special focus is put on a structured patient management based on the individual risk of early mortality...
March 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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...
March 2017: Medicina Intensiva
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/28179737/updates-in-nutrition-support-for-critically-ill-adult-patients
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Diana Wells Mulherin, Sarah V Cogle
Specialized nutrition support is often employed in critically ill patients who are unable to maintain volitional intake. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) recently updated guidelines for the provision of nutrition support in critically ill patients. The purpose of this review is to summarize key changes from the previous guidelines as they relate to recently published literature, which will aid the hospital pharmacist in optimizing nutrition support therapies in the critical care setting...
January 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173796/identification-of-factors-that-support-successful-implementation-of-care-bundles-in-the-acute-medical-setting-a-qualitative-study
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Stuart A Green, Derek Bell, Nicholas Mays
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines offer an accessible synthesis of the best evidence of effectiveness of interventions, providing recommendations and standards for clinical practice. Many guidelines are relevant to the diagnosis and management of the acutely unwell patient during the first 24-48 h of admission. Care bundles are comprised of a small number of evidence-based interventions that when implemented together aim to achieve better outcomes than when implemented individually. Care bundles that are explicitly developed from guidelines to provide a set of related evidence-based actions have been shown to improve the care of many conditions in emergency, acute and critical care settings...
February 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169966/perioperative-management-of-adult-patients-with-external-ventricular-and-lumbar-drains-guidelines-from-the-society-for-neuroscience-in-anesthesiology-and-critical-care
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Abhijit V Lele, Amie L Hoefnagel, Nina Schloemerkemper, David A Wyler, Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Monica S Vavilala, Bhiken I Naik, James H Williams, Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan, Ines P Koerner
External ventricular drains and lumbar drains are commonly used to divert cerebrospinal fluid and to measure cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Although commonly encountered in the perioperative setting and critical for the care of neurosurgical patients, there are no guidelines regarding their management in the perioperative period. To address this gap in the literature, The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology & Critical Care tasked an expert group to generate evidence-based guidelines. The document generated targets clinicians involved in perioperative care of patients with indwelling external ventricular and lumbar drains...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169943/bedside-glucose-monitoring-is-it-safe-a-new-regulatory-compliant-risk-assessment-evaluation-protocol-in-critically-ill-patient-care-settings
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Jeffrey Anton DuBois, Robbert Jan Slingerland, Marion Fokkert, Alain Roman, Nam Khoa Tran, William Clarke, David Alan Sartori, Tina Louise Palmieri, Andrei Malic, Martha Elizabeth Lyon, Andrew William Lyon
OBJECTIVES: New data have emerged from ambulatory and acute care settings about adverse patient events, including death, attributable to erroneous blood glucose meter measurements and leading to questions over their use in critically ill patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published new, more stringent guidelines for glucose meter manufacturers to evaluate the performance of blood glucose meters in critically ill patient settings. The primary objective of this international, multicenter, multidisciplinary clinical study was to develop and apply a rigorous clinical accuracy assessment algorithm, using four distinct statistical tools, to evaluate the clinical accuracy of a blood glucose monitoring system in critically ill patients...
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166447/nutrition-support-for-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome
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Frederick A Moore, Stuart Phillips, Craig McClain, Jayshil J Patel, Robert Martindale
Despite tremendous advances in critical care, multiple-organ failure continues to be a significant problem. However, in recent years, far fewer patients with multiple-organ failure die early, but many experience ongoing immune dysregulation and are developing persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS). Most PICS patients are discharged to nonhome destinations, fail to rehabilitate, and succumb to indolent death. From a nutrition perspective, patients with PICS experience persistent inflammation-induced cachexia despite evidenced-based recommended intensive care unit nutrition support...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157821/blood-pressure-control-for-acute-severe-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-stroke
#20
Julian Bösel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating cerebrovascular disease often demanding critical care. Optimal management of blood pressure (BP) in the acute phase is controversial. The purpose of this review is to display insights from recent studies on BP control in both conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: BP control in acute ischemic stroke has recently been investigated with regard to endovascular recanalizing therapies. Decreases from baseline BP and hypotension during the intervention have been found detrimental...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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