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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939923/-thyroid-emergencies-thyroid-storm-and-myxedema-coma
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REVIEW
C Spitzweg, M Reincke, R Gärtner
Thyroid emergencies are rare life-threatening endocrine conditions resulting from either decompensated thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm) or severe thyroid hormone deficiency (myxedema coma). Both conditions develop out of a long-standing undiagnosed or untreated hyper- or hypothyroidism, respectively, precipitated by an acute stress-associated event, such as infection, trauma, or surgery. Cardinal features of thyroid storm are myasthenia, cardiovascular symptoms, in particular tachycardia, as well as hyperthermia and central nervous system dysfunction...
September 22, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935558/immediate-interruption-of-sedation-compared-with-usual-sedation-care-in-critically-ill-postoperative-patients-sos-ventilation-a-randomised-parallel-group-clinical-trial
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Gerald Chanques, Matthieu Conseil, Claire Roger, Jean-Michel Constantin, Albert Prades, Julie Carr, Laurent Muller, Boris Jung, Fouad Belafia, Moussa Cissé, Jean-Marc Delay, Audrey de Jong, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Emmanuel Futier, Grégoire Mercier, Nicolas Molinari, Samir Jaber
BACKGROUND: Avoidance of excessive sedation and subsequent prolonged mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs) is recommended, but no data are available for critically ill postoperative patients. We hypothesised that in such patients stopping sedation immediately after admission to the ICU could reduce unnecessary sedation and improve patient outcomes. METHODS: We did a randomised, parallel-group, clinical trial at three ICUs in France. Stratified randomisation with minimisation (1:1 via a restricted web platform) was used to assign eligible patients (aged ≥18 years, admitted to an ICU after abdominal surgery, and expected to require at least 12 h of mechanical ventilation because of a critical illness defined by a Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score >1 for any organ, but without severe acute respiratory distress syndrome or brain injury) to usual sedation care provided according to recommended practices (control group) or to immediate interruption of sedation (intervention group)...
September 18, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925861/perioperative-pulmonary-medication-management
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Johnathan Ross Renew, Stephen Aniskevich
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common conditions that warrant special consideration in the perioperative period. When these patients undergo surgical interventions, they have risk of complications such as bronchospasm, hypoxia, and even postoperative respiratory failure that warrants unplanned intensive care unit admission. Thus, clinicians must be familiar with pulmonary medication regimens that are critical for maintaining stable homeostasis of these chronic conditions...
September 18, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863026/transfusion-of-older-red-blood-cells-increases-the-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Yue Wang, Qingshan Li, Tao Ma, Xuemin Liu, Bo Wang, Zheng Wu, Shaonong Dang, Yi Lv, Rongqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Transfusion of older red blood cells (RBCs) has been implicated in poor outcomes in trauma, cardiac surgery, and critically ill patients. However, whether transfusion of older RBCs plays any role in post-OLT AKI remained unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the age of transfused RBCs on post-OLT AKI. METHODS: The clinical data of consecutive adult patients who received donation after cardiac death and underwent OLT from December 2011 to December 2015 were analyzed...
August 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855771/surgery-goes-social-the-extent-and-patterns-of-social-media-utilization-by-major-trauma-acute-and-critical-care-surgery-societies
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Jawad M Khalifeh, Haytham M A Kaafarani
CONTEXT AND AIMS: The evolving influence of social media in trauma, acute, and critical care surgery (TACCS) cannot be ignored. We sought to investigate the extent and patterns of use of social networks by major regional, national and international TACCS societies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The two leading social networking sites, Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TW), were thoroughly examined for the presence of official accounts for each of the major TACCS societies. An official FB or TW account was defined as one which has a blue verified badge and/or is linked the society's official website...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852474/the-prevalence-of-pulmonary-complications-after-thoracic-and-abdominal-surgery-and-associated-risk-factors-in-patients-admitted-at-a-government-hospital-in-harare-zimbabwe-a-retrospective-study
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Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Rufaro Mukombachoto, Clement Nhunzvi, Farayi Kaseke, Vasco Chikwasha, Samson Chengetanai, Shamila Manie
BACKGROUND: The burden of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa has presented unusual and challenging acute surgical problems across all specialties. Thoraco-abdominal surgery cuts through muscle and thereby disrupts the normal anatomy and activity of the respiratory muscles leading to reduced lung volumes and putting the patients at greater risk of developing post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs). PPCs remain an important cause of post-operative morbidity, mortality, and impacts on the long-term outcomes of patients post hospital discharge...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831501/non-traumatic-hemorrhage-is-controlled-with-reboa-in-acute-phase-then-mortality-increases-gradually-by-non-hemorrhagic-causes-direct-iabo-registry-in-japan
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Y Matsumura, J Matsumoto, K Idoguchi, H Kondo, T Ishida, Y Kon, K Tomita, K Ishida, T Hirose, K Umakoshi, T Funabiki
PURPOSE: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is now a feasible and less invasive resuscitation procedure. This study aimed to compare the clinical course of trauma and non-trauma patients undergoing REBOA. METHODS: Patient demographics, etiology, bleeding sites, hemodynamic response, length of critical care, and cause of death were recorded. Characteristics and outcomes were compared between non-trauma and trauma patients. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was then conducted...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815690/treatment-of-individuals-who-cannot-receive-blood-products-for-religious-or-other-reasons
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REVIEW
Carlton D Scharman, Joseph J Shatzel, Edward Kim, Thomas G DeLoughery
By virtue of their religious principles, Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) generally object to receiving blood products, raising numerous ethical, legal, and medical challenges for providers who care for these patients, especially in the emergent setting. In this review, we discuss several areas relevant to the care of JWs, including the current literature on "bloodless" medical care in the setting of peri- and intra-operative management, acute blood loss, trauma, pregnancy, and malignancy. We have found that medical and administrative efforts in the form of bloodless medicine and surgery programs can be instrumental in helping to reduce risks of morbidity and mortality in these patients...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806175/point-of-care-ultrasound-facilitated-detection-of-femoral-occlusive-septic-emboli-during-mitral-valve-surgery-a-case-report
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Melissa L Bellomy, Susan Eagle, Mias Pretorius, Ben R Barton, Yafen Liang
Acute lower extremity ischemia from septic emboli is a surgical emergency. Timely diagnosis and management are critical to improve patient outcome. However, traditional diagnostic modalities such as intraoperative angiogram are time-consuming, require special equipment and personnel, and introduce contrast exposure for critically ill patients. There are limited reports of utilization of point-of-care ultrasound to detect peripheral septic emboli. We present a case where femoral occlusive septic emboli were identified by point-of-care ultrasound after mitral valve replacement...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740960/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-acute-mesenteric-ischemia
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Doğan Yıldırım, Adnan Hut, Cihad Tatar, Turgut Dönmez, Muzaffer Akıncı, Mehmet Toptaş
OBJECTIVE: Acute mesenteric ischemia, one of the causes of acute abdominal pain due to occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery, has a fatal course as a result of intestinal necrosis. There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose acute mesenteric ischemia. The basis of treatment in cases of acute mesenteric ischemia is composed of early diagnosis, resection of intestinal sections with infarction, regulation of intestinal blood flow, second look laparotomy when required, and intensive care support...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737598/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Jeffrey A Alten, Darren Klugman, Tia T Raymond, David S Cooper, Janet E Donohue, Wenying Zhang, Sara K Pasquali, Michael G Gaies
OBJECTIVES: In-hospital cardiac arrest occurs in 2.6-6% of children with cardiac disease and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Much remains unknown about cardiac arrest in pediatric cardiac ICUs; therefore, we aimed to describe cardiac arrest epidemiology in a contemporary multicenter cardiac ICU cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis within the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. SETTING: Cardiac ICUs within 23 North American hospitals...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716775/acute-rehabilitation-after-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-in-major-trauma
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Jessica Anne Rich, Julia Coleman, Camille Devaux, Karen Hoffman
We report a 23-year-old woman admitted post cyclist versus heavy goods vehicle accident in December 2014. This was the second case the life-saving procedure, that is, resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) was performed on at the roadside. This advanced procedure was performed due to the extensive haemorrhage from this patient's complex pelvic fracture . As a result of REBOA, the patient consequently lost her left lower limb and underwent a variety of complex pelvic and lower limb surgeries...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702263/factors-associated-with-the-incidence-and-severity-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-adult-critically-ill-patients
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Péricles A D Duarte, Gustavo Elias Leichtweis, Luiza Andriolo, Yasmim A Delevatti, Amaury C Jorge, Andreia C Fumagalli, Luiz Claudio Santos, Cecilia K Miura, Sergio K Saito
BACKGROUND: Acute Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is common in critically ill patients, with significant morbidity and mortality; however, its incidence and severity in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) from low-income countries are poorly studied. Additionally, impact of vasoactive drugs on its incidence and severity is still not understood. This study aimed to assess epidemiology and risk factors for acute new-onset AF in critically ill adult patients and the role of vasoactive drugs. METHOD: Cohort performed in seven general ICUs (including cardiac surgery) in three cities in Paraná State (southern Brazil) for 45 days...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694568/the-role-of-routine-measurement-of-intra-abdominal-pressure-in-preventing-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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G Raghavendra Prasad, J V Subba Rao, Amtul Aziz, T M Rashmi
INTRODUCTION: Abdomen, a closed compartment, is prone to raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in the postoperative period. After a critical value of ≥ 15 cm of water, IAP produces abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). ACS leads to reduced venous return, reduced cardiac output, and domino effect of organ dysfunction, leading to death. Hence, it is the need of hour to monitor IAP to pick up intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and ACS. This routine facilitates early institution of treatment measures...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688155/critical-care-management-of-the-cirrhotic-patient-awaiting-liver-transplant-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
J C Olson, C J Karvellas
Patients with cirrhosis who are awaiting liver transplantation are at high risk for development of critical illness. Current liver allocation policies which dictate a "sickest first" approach coupled with a mismatch between need and availability of organs results in longer wait times and thus, patients are becoming increasingly ill while awaiting organ transplantation. Even patients with well compensated cirrhosis may suffer acute deterioration, the syndrome of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) results in multi-system organ dysfunction and a marked increase in associated short-term morbidity and mortality...
July 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669430/complications-after-gynecologic-and-obstetric-procedures-a-pictorial-review
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REVIEW
Richard Tsai, Demetrios Raptis, Constantine Raptis, Vincent M Mellnick
Gynecologic and obstetric procedures require careful dissection in to high real-estate regions in the pelvis and abdomen where many structures lie in close proximity: the urinary bladder, ureter, and bowel. Damage to one of these structures can cause significant morbidity. Recognition of the patient who has an acute complication of gynecologic or obstetric surgery on imaging can precipitate quick and effective medical management. Imaging can appropriately diagnose the underlying problem and provide critical information for the clinical team...
June 7, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662926/defining-the-burden-scope-and-future-of-vascular-acute-care-surgery
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Donald G Harris, Anthony Herrera, Charles B Drucker, Richa Kalsi, Nandakumar Menon, Shahab Toursavadkohi, Jose J Diaz, Robert S Crawford
OBJECTIVE: The paradigm of acute care surgery has revolutionized nonelective general surgery. Similarly, nonelective vascular surgery may benefit from specific management and resource capabilities. To establish the burden and scope of vascular acute care surgery, we analyzed the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized for vascular surgical procedures in Maryland. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a statewide inpatient database was performed to identify patients undergoing noncardiac vascular procedures in Maryland from 2009 to 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662377/a-multifactor-model-for-predicting-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Zhongwang Li, Baoli Cheng, Jingya Wang, Guohao Xie, Xiaobo Yu, Man Huang, Zhijun Xu, Zhongqiu Lu, Huaqin Sun, Jian Zhang, Zhiyi Wang, Haiya Wu, Xu Liu, Lihua Chu, Jialian Zhao, Xiangming Fang
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a model using a combination of routine clinical variables to predict mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: A cohort of 500 patients recruited from eight university hospital intensive care units (ICUs) was used to develop a model via logistic regression analyses. Discrimination and calibration analyses were performed to assess the model. RESULTS: The model included the lactate level (odds ratio [OR]=1...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652590/the-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-in-neurosurgical-critically-ill-patients
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Yujun Deng, Jie Yuan, Ruibin Chi, Heng Ye, Dong Zhou, Sheng Wang, Cong Mai, Zhiqiang Nie, Lin Wang, Yiling Zhai, Lu Gao, Danqing Zhang, Linhui Hu, Yiyu Deng, Chunbo Chen
We investigated the incidence, perioperative risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in neurosurgical critically ill patients. A prospective multicenter cohort study was conducted, enrolling adult patients who underwent neurosurgical procedure and admitted to the neurosurgical intensive care units (ICU). Postoperative AKI was diagnosed within 7 days after surgery based on the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes criteria. Of 624 enrolled patients, postoperative AKI occurred in 84 patients...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645011/transient-portal-venous-gas-associated-with-reversible-non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-a-case-report
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Gaël Piton, Brice Paquette, Eric Delabrousse, Gilles Capellier
OBJECTIVES: To report the utility of abdominal ultrasonography (US) to identify the presence of portal venous gas (PVG) during non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI), and to follow the disappearance of portal venous gas after resolution of the NOMI. DATA SOURCES: This was a clinical observation of a patient, with images of abdominal computed tomography (CT), and a video of portal venous gas identified by ultrasonography. DATA SYNTHESIS: We describe the case of an adult patient admitted to our ICU for NOMI developing 48h after cardiac surgery...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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