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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732315/total-and-ionized-magnesium-testing-in-the-surgical-intensive-care-unit-opportunities-for-improved-laboratory-and-pharmacy-utilization
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Daniel Dante Yeh, Nalin Chokengarmwong, Yuchiao Chang, Liyang Yu, Colleen Arsenault, Joseph Rudolf, Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, Kent Lewandrowski
PURPOSE: Ionized fraction (iMg) is the physiologically active form of magnesium (Mg); total Mg may not accurately reflect iMg status. Erroneously "low" Mg levels may result in unnecessary repetitive testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 11/2015 to 01/2016, patients ordered for Mg from a pilot ICU also had iMg tested. Weighted kappa statistic was used to assess agreement between Mg categories (low, normal, high). Predictors of unnecessary repeated Mg testing and repletion using data were explored through logistic regression models using GEE techniques to account for repeated measurements in both bivariate and multivariable analyses...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732314/the-effect-of-low-dose-furosemide-in-critically-ill-patients-with-early-acute-kidney-injury-a-pilot-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-the-spark-study
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Sean M Bagshaw, R T Noel Gibney, Peter Kruger, Imran Hassan, Finlay A McAlister, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Furosemide is commonly prescribed in acute kidney injury (AKI). Prior studies have found conflicting findings on whether furosemide modifies the course and outcome of AKI. METHODS: Pilot multi-center randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial in adult patients with AKI admitted to three intensive care units. Participants were randomly allocated to furosemide bolus and infusion or 0.9% saline placebo. Primary endpoint was worsening AKI, defined by the RIFLE criteria...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731937/an-adapted-clavien-dindo-scoring-system-in-trauma-as-a-clinically-meaningful-nonmortality-endpoint
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David N Naumann, Laura E Vincent, Nicola Pearson, Alastair Beaven, Iain M Smith, Kieran Smith, Emma Toman, Helen R Dorrance, Keith Porter, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton, John B Holcomb, Mark J Midwinter
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on reporting nonmortality trauma complications in a graded manner. The Clavien-Dindo scale of complications was originally for elective surgery and requires adaptation to provide meaningful data for trauma patients. In particular, the original score does not account for those treated without surgery. We report an adapted Clavien-Dindo in trauma (ACDiT) scale and apply it to patients managed operatively and nonoperatively. METHODS: A combined prospective and retrospective international multicenter observational study was undertaken to apply the ACDiT scale to 484 trauma patients at three university teaching hospitals (Birmingham, England (n = 303); Houston, Texas (n = 113); and Glasgow, Scotland (n = 68))...
August 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731836/mortality-rate-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-complicated-diverticulitis-report-of-272-consecutive-patients-worldwide-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Federico Coccolini, Mattia Trevisan, Giulia Montori, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Antonio Costanzo, Arianna Heyer, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis (CD) is a common problem for surgeons. In treating it, as a general principle, every verified source of infection should be controlled. Supplementary antimicrobial management involves a delicate balance of optimizing empirical therapy while reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. The necessity to know the most frequent infecting pathogens and their spectra of resistance is becoming pivotal. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiologic profile of complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) secondary to CD, to analyze the role of empirical antimicrobial therapy, and to describe the clinical aspects of CD worldwide...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731659/neonatal-intensive-care-unit-lighting-update-and-recommendations
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Roberto G Rodríguez, Andrea E Pattini
Achieving adequate lighting in neonatal intensive care units is a major challenge: in addition to the usual considerations of visual performance, cost, energy and aesthetics, there appear different biological needs of patients, health care providers and family members. Communicational aspects of light, its role as a facilitator of the visual function of doctors and nurses, and its effects on the newborn infant physiology and development were addressed in order to review the effects of light (natural and artificial) within neonatal care with a focus on development...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731651/fluid-balance-and-length-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-children-admitted-to-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Solange Vidal, Augusto Pérez, Pablo Eulmesekian
INTRODUCTION: Associations between cumulative fluid balance and a prolonged duration of assisted mechanical ventilation have been described in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether fluid balance in the first 48 hours of assisted mechanical ventilation initiation was associated with a prolonged duration of this process among children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients in the PICU of Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, between 1/1/2010 and 6/30/2012...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731511/hypothermia-at-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-admission-was-not-associated-with-respiratory-disease-or-death-in-very-preterm-infants
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C F Jensen, F Ebbesen, J P Petersen, A Sellmer, C C Bach, T B Henriksen
AIM: This study investigated the association between hypothermia and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death in very preterm infants admitted to a Danish neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: We studied 675 infants born at Aalborg University Hospital before 32 weeks and admitted to the NICU from April 1997 to December 2011. Hypothermia was defined as a core temperature of less than 36.5°C on admission. The primary outcome was severe RDS or death within the first three days of life and the secondary outcome was BPD or death before 36 postmenstrual weeks...
July 21, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731404/jackson-pratt-drainage-in-pediatric-craniofacial-reconstructive-surgery-is-it-helping-or-hurting
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Kumar Vasudevan, Ahyuda Oh, R Shane Tubbs, David Garcia, Andrew Reisner, Joshua J Chern
OBJECTIVE Jackson-Pratt drains (JPDs) are commonly employed in pediatric craniofacial reconstructive surgery (CRFS) to reduce postoperative wound complications, but their risk profile remains unknown. Perioperative blood loss and volume shifts are major risks of CFRS. The goal of this study was to evaluate the risks of JPD usage in CFRS, particularly with regard to perioperative blood loss, hyponatremia, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, and postoperative wound complications. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of data obtained in pediatric patients who underwent CFRS at a single institution, as performed by multiple surgeons between January 2010 and December 2014...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730691/effect-of-abrupt-discontinuation-of-antidepressants-in-critically-ill-hospitalized-adults
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730555/intermittent-versus-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-methanol-poisoning-comparison-of-clinical-effectiveness-in-mass-poisoning-outbreaks
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Sergey Zakharov, Jan Rulisek, Olga Nurieva, Katerina Kotikova, Tomas Navratil, Martin Komarc, Daniela Pelclova, Knut Erik Hovda
BACKGROUND: Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) is the modality of choice in the extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) of acute methanol poisoning. However, the comparative clinical effectiveness of intermittent versus continuous modalities (CRRT) is unknown. During an outbreak of mass methanol poisoning, we therefore studied the effect of IHD versus CRRT on mortality and the prevalence of visual/central nervous system (CNS) sequelae in survivors. METHODS: The study was designed as prospective observational cohort study...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730329/an-evaluation-of-the-addition-of-critical-congenital-heart-defect-screening-in-georgia-newborn-screening-procedures
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Shelby T Rentmeester, Johanna Pringle, Carol R Hogue
Objectives Each year in the U.S., approximately 7200 infants are born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD). The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) mandated routine screening for CCHD starting January 2015. The current study evaluated hospital performance of the mandated CCHD screenings in Georgia. Methods Utilizing the DPH newborn screening surveillance system, data from 6 months before and after the mandate were analyzed for reports submitted and positive CCHD screening results. Chi square tests of independence were performed to examine the association between reporting of results for CCHD screening after the mandate and hospital nursery level [level I (well-baby/newborn); level II (special care); level III (neonatal intensive care unit-NICU)] and NICU submissions...
July 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729206/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital-a-six-year-study
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Shima Mahmoudi, Masoumeh Mahzari, Maryam Banar, Babak Pourakbari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Mohsen Mohammadi, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are considered as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children all over the world. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) in children admitted to the Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data of the patients with positive blood cultures was collected from March 2011 to September 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729005/influence-of-late-fluid-management-on-the-outcomes-of-severe-trauma-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-of-294-severely-injured-patients
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Mehdi Mezidi, Mehdi Ould-Chikh, Pauline Deras, Camille Maury, Orianne Martinez, Xavier Capdevila, Jonathan Charbit
BACKGROUND: Liberal late fluid management (LFM) is associated with higher morbi-mortality in critically ill populations. The aim of the study was to assess the association between LFM and duration of mechanical ventilation in a severe trauma population. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients with an ISS≥16 and a length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU)≥7 days was performed. The conservative LFM group included patients with at least 2 consecutive days with a negative fluid balance between day 3 and day 7; other patients were allocated to the liberal LFM group...
June 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728875/the-use-and-uptake-of-pupillometers-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Matthew Hao Lee, Biswadev Mitra, Jiun Kae Pui, Mark Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health issue. Assessing pupil reactivity is a crucial aspect of its management and the pupillometer has been shown to be a more objective tool compared to the standard penlight. Its use, however, is not widespread. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the paucity in uptake, we examined the frequency of use of pupillometers (NeurOptics(®)NPi-100™) amongst Intensive Care Unit (ICU) doctors and nurses, evaluated its user-friendliness and explored barriers to its use...
July 17, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728858/-dress-complicated-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-an-infant-treated-for-congenital-toxoplasmosis
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S Rioualen, J Dufau, C Flatres, P Lavenant, L Misery, J-M Roué
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe disease that may be complicated by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis but this is rarely described in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 5-week old infant hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with prolonged fever, splenomegaly, cytopenia, fibrinogen≤1.5g/L, ferritin≥500μg/L, and soluble IL-2 receptor≥2400U/mL...
July 17, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728827/the-use-of-perioperative-ketorolac-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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R Michael Dorman, George Ventro, Sarah B Cairo, Kaveh Vali, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the effect of ketorolac on pediatric primary spontaneous pneumothorax recurrence after operation. METHODS: The Pediatric Health Information System database was queried for patients ages 10-16years discharged in the years 2004-2014 with pneumothorax or pleural bleb and a related operative procedure. Deaths and secondary pneumothorax were excluded. Variables included demographics, chronic disease, intensive care unit admission, mechanical ventilation, and lung resection or plication...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728435/hyperglycemia-as-a-predictor-for-adverse-outcome-in-icu-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
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Simon Lebech Cichosz, Clara Schaarup
The aim of this study was to investigate hyperglycemia as a predictor for mortality and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay in groups of patients with and without known diabetes. The present study examines data from 200 859 patients included in eICU Collaborative Research Database, a large multicenter critical care database. The results show that hyperglycemia among ICU patients without diabetes is strongly associated with adverse event. In comparison, hyperglycemia is not as strong among patients with diabetes...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728149/higher-rates-of-operative-delivery-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-with-a-large-head-circumference-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Oren Yagel, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Hagai Amsalem, Doron Kabiri, Simcha Yagel
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether large head circumference (HC) combined with persistent occiput posterior (OP) position is associated with higher rates of operative delivery and obstetric and neonatal complications than OP deliveries without large HC or in occiput anterior (OA) position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Term singleton deliveries in our centers from January 2010 to December 2014, delivered in cephalic OA (n = 41,038) or OP position (n = 1,740), were assessed...
July 21, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727945/micronutrient-alterations-during-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Amir Y Kamel, Nisha J Dave, Vivian M Zhao, Daniel P Griffith, Michael J Connor, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is commonly used to provide renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit. Limited published data suggest that CRRT may lead to depletion of water-soluble vitamins and trace elements. The goal of this study was to identify the incidence of trace element and vitamin deficiencies in critically ill patients during CRRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is based on a retrospective chart review of patients who were referred to Emory University Hospital's nutrition support services and had at least 1 serum micronutrient level measured during CRRT (thiamin, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, folate, zinc, and copper) between April 1, 2009, and June 1, 2012...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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