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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904565/is-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-mechanically-ventilated-adult-trauma-patients-potentially-related-to-the-occurrence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Abbas Alipour, Amir Emami Zeydi, Abolfazl Firouzian, Ghahraman Mahmudi, Melody Omrani-Nava
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a type of lung infection that typically affects critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) in the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are considered to be more susceptible to several types of infections including community-acquired pneumonia. However, it is not clear whether T2DM is a risk factor for the development of VAP. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of VAP for diabetic and nondiabetic mechanically ventilated trauma patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893639/surgical-rescue-the-next-pillar-of-acute-care-surgery
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Matthew E Kutcher, Jason L Sperry, Matthew R Rosengart, Deepika Mohan, Marcus K Hoffman, Matthew D Neal, Louis H Alarcon, Gregory A Watson, Juan Carlos Puyana, Graciela M Bauzá, Vaishali D Schuchert, Anisleidy Fombona, Tianhua Zhou, Samuel Zolin, Robert D Becher, Timothy R Billiar, Raquel M Forsythe, Brian S Zuckerbraun, Andrew B Peitzman
BACKGROUND: The evolving field of Acute Care Surgery (ACS) traditionally includes trauma, emergency general surgery, and critical care. However, the critical role of ACS in the rescue of patients with a surgical complication has not been explored. We here describe the role of 'surgical rescue' in the practice of Acute Care Surgery (ACS). METHODS: A prospective, electronic medical record-based ACS registry spanning January 2013 to May 2014 at a large urban academic medical center was screened by ICD-9 codes for acute surgical complications of an operative or interventional procedure...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886876/complications-in-the-management-of-patients-with-spine-trauma
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Stricsek, George Ghobrial, Jefferson Wilson, Thana Theofanis, James S Harrop
More than 50% of patients diagnosed with acute, traumatic spinal cord injury will experience at least 1 complication during their hospitalization. Age, severity of neurological injury, concurrent traumatic brain injury, comorbid illness, and mechanism of injury are all associated with increasing risk of complication. More than 75% of complications will occur within 2 weeks of injury. The complications associated with SCI carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality; their early identification and management is critical in the care of the SCI patient...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879606/improving-outcomes-in-tendon-repair-a-critical-look-at-the-evidence-for-flexor-tendon-repair-and-rehabilitation
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Wee S Khor, Martin F Langer, Richard Wong, Rui Zhou, Fiona Peck, Jason K F Wong
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Appreciate the variation and evolution of flexor tendon management 2. Know how to assess the patient who presents with a flexor tendon laceration. 3. Understand the biology of repairing flexor tendon lacerations. 4. Appreciate the technical challenges in flexor tendon repair relating to different zones. 5. Understand the rationale of postoperative hand therapy. 6. Have an overview of the types of secondary tendon surgery...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875279/biochemical-markers-of-nutrition-support-in-critically-ill-trauma-victims
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Brodie Parent, Max Seaton, Grant E O'Keefe
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, plasma serum albumin and transthyretin concentrations are thought to reflect the effects of acute illness, including resuscitation and inflammation. Their use as markers for preexisting nutrition status is, therefore, not recommended. Whether they can be used to assess subsequent effectiveness of artificial nutrition support is unclear. We sought to determine if these biomarkers are associated with enteral caloric intake in critically ill trauma patients...
October 3, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873292/icu-management-based-on-picco-parameters-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-icu-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-severe-thoracic-trauma-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai, Shan Aijun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). RESULTS: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio increased over time in both groups, with a sharper increase in the PiCCO group. There was no difference in 28-day mortality (3.2 vs. 3.6%, P = 0.841). Days on mechanical ventilation (3 vs. 5 days, P = 0.002) and ICU length of stay (6 vs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873009/systematic-review-and-need-assessment-of-pediatric-trauma-outcome-benchmarking-tools-for-low-resource-settings
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Etienne St-Louis, Jade Séguin, Daniel Roizblatt, Dan Leon Deckelbaum, Robert Baird, Tarek Razek
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a leading cause of mortality and disability in children worldwide. The World Health Organization reports that 95% of all childhood injury deaths occur in Low-Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). Injury scores have been developed to facilitate risk stratification, clinical decision making, and research. Trauma registries in LMIC depend on adapted trauma scores that do not rely on investigations that require unavailable material or human resources. We sought to review and assess the existing trauma scores used in pediatric patients...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870670/operating-room-supply-costs-in-orthopaedic-trauma-cost-containment-opportunities
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Taylor P Gurnea, Wesley P Frye, Peter L Althausen
In the current health care environment, cost containment is more important than ever. Most physicians currently are unaware of the cost of operating room supplies. A large amount of waste occurs secondary to lack of knowledge and absence of physician incentives for cost saving. Many of the decisions for supply use can be based on good scientific evidence, which supports specific cost saving measures. Careful attention to blood utilization and use of tranexamic acid has the potential to save millions in the hip fracture treatment and arthroplasty treatments...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870668/cost-savings-opportunities-in-perioperative-management-of-the-patients-with-orthopaedic-trauma
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Alastair E Moody, Catriona E Moody, Peter L Althausen
Considerable opportunities for cost savings exist surrounding the perioperative management of patients with orthopaedic fracture and trauma. Scientific evidence is available to support each potential cost savings measure. Much of these data had been documented for years but has never been adhered to, resulting in millions of dollars in unnecessary testing and treatment. Careful attention to preoperative laboratory testing can save huge amounts of money and expedite medical clearance for injured patients. The use of a dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating room has been shown to improve resource utilization, decrease costs, and surgical complications...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867757/epigenetics-media-coverage-and-parent-responsibilities-in-the-post-genomic-era
#10
Martine Lappé
Environmental epigenetics is the study of how exposures and experiences can turn genes "on" or "off" without changing DNA sequence. By examining the influence that environmental conditions including diet, stress, trauma, toxins, and care can have on gene expression, this science suggests molecular connections between the environment, genetics, and how acquired characteristics may be inherited across generations. The rapid expansion of research in this area has attracted growing media attention. This coverage has implications for how parents and prospective parents understand health and their perceived responsibilities for children's wellbeing...
September 2016: Current Genetic Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862663/the-insight-and-challenge-of-reflexive-practice-in-an-ethnographic-study-of-black-traumatically-injured-patients-in-philadelphia
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Sara F Jacoby
The integrity of critical ethnography requires engagement in reflexive practice at all phases of the research process. In this discussion paper, I explore the insights and challenges of reflexive practice in an ethnographic study of the recovery experiences of black trauma patients in a Philadelphia hospital. Observation and interviews were conducted with twelve patients who were admitted to trauma-designated units of the hospital over the course of a year. During fieldwork, I learned the ways that my background as a professional nurse structured my way of being in clinical space and facilitated a particular interpretation of clinical culture...
November 15, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857912/biomarkers-of-physiological-disturbances-for-predicting-mortality-in-decompressive-craniectomy
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Young Ha Jeong, So Hyun Kim, Eun Hee Choi, Kum Whang
OBJECTIVE: Of many critical care regimens, the management of physiological disturbances in serum is particularly drawing an attention in conjunction with patient outcome. The aim of this study was to assess the association of serum biochemical markers with mortality in head trauma patients with decompressive craniotomy. METHODS: Ninety six patients with acute subdural hematoma underwent decompressive craniectomy between January 2014 and December 2015. The clinical data and laboratory variables of these patients were recorded and analyzed retrospectively...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857495/the-impact-of-resident-involvement-on-outcomes-in-orthopedic-trauma-an-analysis-of-20-090-cases
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Phillip M Mitchell, Svetlana A Gavrilova, Ashley C Dodd, Basem Attum, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
BACKGROUND: Involvement in patient care is critical in training orthopedic surgery residents for independent practice. As the focus on outcomes and quality measures intensifies, the impact of resident intraoperative involvement on patient outcomes will be increasingly scrutinized. We sought to determine the impact of residents' intraoperative participation on 30-day post-operative outcomes in the orthopedic trauma population. METHODS: A total of 20,090 patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2006 to 2013 were identified...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856009/redefining-ladd-s-path
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REVIEW
Mary E Fallat
Inspiration and innovation go hand in hand. Throughout history tragedies, including those personal and life altering, have inspired susceptible minds to find innovative ways to educate and tackle difficult problems. This address is first about origins. It weaves the story of how incredible individuals and events have shaped similar circumstances into not only our profession of pediatric surgery beginning with William E. Ladd, but also the emergency and trauma care system in this country. The address circles back to look at the past and future of our profession of pediatric surgery...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
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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/27849676/platelet-transfusion-in-critical-care-and-surgery-evidence-based-review-of-contemporary-practice-and-future-directions
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Jay S Raval, Adnan Hassoune, Anirban SenGupta, Matthew D Neal
Thrombocytopenia is prevalent in critical care, surgical, and trauma settings. Despite the fact that a significant proportion of these patients receive platelet transfusion during their hospital course, much work remains to be done with regard to development of platelet transfusion guidelines. Given the wide variety of platelet transfusion practices and the frequency with which patients present with thrombocytopenia, it is paramount to understand standards of care and to identify deficiencies that may exist...
November 15, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849480/validation-of-an-assessment-tool-for-field-endotracheal-intubation
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Danielle Hart, Joseph Clinton, Shilo Anders, Troy Reihsen, Mary Ann McNeil, Gregory Rule, Robert Sweet
OBJECTIVES: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is an important skill for all emergency providers; our ability to train and assess our learners is integral to providing optimal patient care. The primary aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability (IRR) and discriminant validity of a novel field ETI assessment tool using a checklist-derived performance score (PS) and critical failure (CF) rate. METHODS: Forty-three participants (18 paramedic students, 11 paramedics, and 14 emergency physicians [EPs]) performed ETI during a simulated trauma scenario on a pseudo-ventilated cadaver...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849372/using-path-analysis-to-evaluate-the-healthcare-empowerment-model-among-persons-living-with-hiv-for-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence
#18
Jacob J van den Berg, Torsten B Neilands, Mallory O Johnson, Bing Chen, Parya Saberi
Healthcare empowerment (HCE) is patient controlled and includes the process and state of being engaged, informed, collaborative, committed, and tolerant of uncertainty. Understanding psychosocial factors that impact HCE for persons living with HIV is critical for their treatment and care. A sample of 1494 male and female participants living with HIV in the United States with a mean age of 45.6 (standard deviation = 11.4) completed a one-time online survey about their demographic characteristics, social support, healthcare provider relationship, HIV treatment knowledge, perceived HIV-related stigma, lifetime trauma, depressive symptoms, HCE, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence...
November 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833924/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-critically-ill-patients-with-traumatic-injuries
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Roland N Dickerson, Jonathan R Van Cleve, Joseph M Swanson, George O Maish, Gayle Minard, Martin A Croce, Rex O Brown
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D depletion has been associated with increased rate of infections, lengthened hospital stay, and worsened mortality for critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and variables associated with vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients with severe traumatic injuries. METHODS: Critically ill adult patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit (ICU) between June 2013 and June 2014, referred to the nutrition support service for enteral or parenteral nutrition, and had a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D) concentration determination were retrospectively evaluated...
2016: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833687/application-of-circumferential-compression-device-binder-in-pelvic-injuries-room-for-improvement
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Rahul Vaidya, Matthew Roth, Bradley Zarling, Sarah Zhang, Christopher Walsh, Jessica Macsuga, John Swartz
INTRODUCTION: The use of a noninvasive pelvic circumferential compression device (PCCD) to achieve pelvic stabilization by both decreasing pelvic volume and limiting inter-fragmentary motion has become commonplace, and is a well-established component of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocol in the treatment of pelvic ring injuries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the following: 1) how consistently a PCCD was placed on patients who arrived at our hospital with unstable pelvic ring injuries; 2) if they were placed in a timely manner; and 3) if hemodynamic instability influenced their use...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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