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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342959/early-lance-adams-syndrome-after-cardiac-arrest-prevalence-time-to-return-to-awareness-and-outcome-in-a-large-cohort
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Irene Aicua Rapun, Jan Novy, Daria Solari, Mauro Oddo, Andrea O Rossetti
INTRODUCTION: Early myoclonus after Cardiac Arrest (CA) is traditionally viewed as a poor prognostic sign (status myoclonus). However, some patients may present early Lance-Adams syndrome (LAS): under appropriate treatment, they can reach a satisfactory functional outcome. Our aim was to describe their profile, focusing on pharmacologic management in the ICU, time to return of awareness, and long-term prognosis. METHODS: Adults with early LAS (defined as generalized myoclonus within 96hours, with epileptiform EEG within 48hours after CA) were retrospectively identified in our CA registry between 2006 and 2016...
March 22, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328653/somatosensory-functions-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Philipp Baumbach, Theresa Götz, Albrecht Günther, Thomas Weiss, Winfried Meissner
OBJECTIVES: There is growing evidence for increased levels of pain and reduced health-related quality of life in survivors of critical illness. Recent studies showed marked small nerve fiber pathology in critically ill patients, which may contribute to chronic pain states and reduced physical recovery after ICU discharge. Primary objective of this study was the comparison of somatosensory functions between survivors of critical illness 6 months after ICU discharge and controls. In post hoc analyses, we aimed to identify associations between small fiber deficits, pain, health-related quality of life, and clinical data...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318531/national-survey-on-postoperative-care-and-treatment-circuits-in-neurosurgery
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R Valero, E Carrero, N Fàbregas, F Iturri, N Saiz-Sapena, L Valencia
INTRODUCTION: The analysis of surgical processes should be a standard of health systems. We describe the circuit of care and postoperative treatment for neurosurgical interventions in the centres of our country. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From June to October 2014, a survey dealing with perioperative treatments and postoperative circuits after neurosurgical procedures was sent to the chiefs of Anaesthesiology of 73 Spanish hospitals with neurosurgery and members of the Neuroscience Section of SEDAR...
March 16, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306590/the-use-of-dipyrone-in-the-icu-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Thomas Stueber, Laura Buessecker, Andreas Leffler, Hans-Jörg Gillmann
BACKGROUND: Use of dipyrone (metamizole) in perioperative and ICU pain therapy remains controversial due to a lack of solid evidence weighing dipyrone benefit against its potential life-threatening complications. Although dipyrone has known analgesic and antipyretic properties, its mechanisms of actions are incompletely understood. Although dipyrone effects on renal vasodilator prostaglandin synthesis are documented, little is known about its potential renal side effects, especially in the critical care environment...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298879/adherence-to-all-steps-of-a-pain-management-protocol-in-intensive-care-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-is-hard-to-achieve
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L van Gulik, S J G M Ahlers, P Bruins, D Tibboel, C A J Knibbe, M van Dijk
Purpose. To investigate adherence to our pain protocol considering analgesics administration, number and timing of pain assessments, and adjustment of analgesics upon unacceptably high (NRS ≥ 4) and low (NRS ≤ 1) pain scores. Material and Methods. The pain protocol for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery consisted of automated prescriptions for paracetamol and morphine, automated reminders for pain assessments, a flowchart to guide interventions upon high and low pain scores, and reassessments after unacceptable pain...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289812/the-icm-research-agenda-on-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
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Nicola Latronico, Margaret Herridge, Ramona O Hopkins, Derek Angus, Nicholas Hart, Greet Hermans, Theodore Iwashyna, Yaseen Arabi, Giuseppe Citerio, E Wesley Ely, Jesse Hall, Sangeeta Mehta, Kathleen Puntillo, Johannes Van den Hoeven, Hannah Wunsch, Deborah Cook, Claudia Dos Santos, Gordon Rubenfeld, Jean-Louis Vincent, Greet Van den Berghe, Elie Azoulay, Dale M Needham
We present areas of uncertainty concerning intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) and identify areas for future research. Age, pre-ICU functional and cognitive state, concurrent illness, frailty, and health trajectories impact outcomes and should be assessed to stratify patients. In the ICU, early assessment of limb and diaphragm muscle strength and function using nonvolitional tests may be useful, but comparison with established methods of global and specific muscle strength and physical function and determination of their reliability and normal values would be important to advance these techniques...
March 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263377/the-frailty-phenotype-and-palliative-care-needs-of-older-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Lauren R Pollack, Nathan E Goldstein, Wendy C Gonzalez, Craig D Blinderman, Mathew S Maurer, David J Lederer, Matthew R Baldwin
OBJECTIVES: To assess symptoms in older intensive care unit (ICU) survivors and determine whether post-ICU frailty identifies those with the greatest palliative care needs. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Urban tertiary care hospital and community hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Medical ICU survivors of mechanical ventilation aged 65 and older (N = 125). MEASUREMENTS: Baseline measurements of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), categorized as mild (0-3), moderate (4-6), and severe (7-10), and the frailty phenotype were made during the week before hospital discharge...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237616/defining-the-diagnostic-value-of-hyperlipasemia-for-acute-pancreatitis-in-the-critically-ill
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Jonah Cohen, Kristin L MacArthur, Amporn Atsawarungruangkit, Michael C Perillo, Camilia R Martin, Tyler M Berzin, Nathan I Shapiro, Mandeep S Sawhney, Steven D Freedman, Sunil G Sheth
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Hyperlipasemia is frequently encountered in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The degree to which it should be valued in making the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP) in critically ill patients remains uncertain. We sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of hyperlipasemia and the optimal lipase cutoff for diagnosing AP in critically ill patients. METHODS: Four hundred and seventeen ICU patients with hyperlipasemia, defined as lipase greater than three times the upper limit of normal from 2009 to 2012 were retrospectively identified...
February 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230563/implementation-of-an-early-mobility-pathway-in-neurointensive-care-unit-patients-with-external-ventricular-devices
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Megan Moyer, Bethany Young, Joseph Borst, William Pino, Marisa Hart, Jesse LoBreglio, Derek Zaleski, Isaira Leonor, David Kung, Michelle Smith, Eric Zager, M Sean Grady, Monisha Kumar
BACKGROUND: Patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) may not be readily mobilized because of concerns of catheter dislodgment and/or inappropriate cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Delayed mobilization may result in longer hospital stays and an increased risk for complications related to immobility. We aimed to determine the safety, feasibility, and outcome of an EVD mobilization protocol in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: A multidisciplinary group developed a formal algorithm for the mobilization of patients with SAH with EVDs...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197676/next-steps-in-icu-pain-research
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Kathleen Puntillo, Céline Gélinas, Gerald Chanques
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February 14, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194478/-diagnostic-investigation-in-emergency-medicine-why-case-history-is-crucial
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M Mirus, A R Heller
We present the preclinical case of a patient reporting chest pain. Pain impeded physical examination. Reviewing the patient's detailed medical history after analgesia revealed a connection between the reported pain and vomiting. This led to a suspicion of organ perforation. Thus, the patient was admitted to a surgical emergency room (ER) and Boerhaave's Syndrome was diagnosed. After deterioration in the ER, cardiopulmonal reanimation (CPR), and successful surgical treatment, the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) seven hours after first contact...
February 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194277/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-pain-events-during-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-study
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Ayahiro Yamashita, Masaki Yamasaki, Hiroki Matsuyama, Fumimasa Amaya
BACKGROUND: Pain assessment is highly recommended in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. However, pain intensity and its impact on outcomes in these patients remain obscure. We collected the results of routine pain assessments, utilizing the behavioral pain scale (BPS), from 151 patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Risk factors associated with a pain event, defined as BPS of >5, and its impact on patient outcomes were investigated. METHODS: A total of 151 consecutive adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h in a single 10-bed ICU were enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191327/transdermal-spirit-methanol-poisoning-a-case-report
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Hatice Dogan, Banu Yilmaz Karakus, Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, Ozlem Uzun, Huseyin Yenice, Aysun Orucoglu
INTRODUCTION: Methanol is a highly toxic substance and methanol poisoning results in severe health situations. Methanol poisoning occurs when it is consumed by various methods such as orally, by inhalation, and transdermally. Transdermal poisoning is rarely seen and causes severe health complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency room due to blurred vision and knee pain. He had wrapped alcohol soaked cotton around his knees because of pain, and left it for 10 hours at night...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
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R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190430/delirium-in-critically-ill-patients
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A J C Slooter, R R Van De Leur, I J Zaal
Delirium is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and long-term cognitive impairment. The pathophysiology of delirium has been explained by neuroinflammation, an aberrant stress response, neurotransmitter imbalances, and neuronal network alterations. Delirium develops mostly in vulnerable patients (e.g., elderly and cognitively impaired) in the throes of a critical illness. Delirium is by definition due to an underlying condition and can be identified at ICU admission using prediction models...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185893/united-states-clergy-religious-values-and-relationships-to-end-of-life-discussions-and-care
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Michael J Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C Enzinger, Patrick T Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, Tracy A Balboni
CONTEXT: While clergy interact with approximately half of U.S. patients facing end-of-life medical decisions, little is known about clergy-congregant interactions or clergy influence on end-of-life decisions. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a nationally representative survey of clergy beliefs and practices. METHODS: A mailed survey to a nationally representative sample of clergy completed in March 2015 with 1005 of 1665 responding (60% response rate)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179250/impact-of-pharmacist-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-the-intensive-care-unit-through-participation-in-multidisciplinary-bundle-rounds
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Patricia Louzon, Heath Jennings, Mahmood Ali, Marijo Kraisinger
PURPOSE: A two-phase program to increase pharmacist involvement in management of pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) at a large community teaching hospital is described. SUMMARY: Florida Orlando Hospital implemented a two-phase initiative to decrease intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), ventilator use, sedative use, and hospital expenditures while advancing pharmacists' scope of practice. Phase 1 of the initiative involved a pilot project to evaluate pharmacist management of sedative therapy for mechanically ventilated patients...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168730/continuous-lidocaine-infusion-as-adjunctive-analgesia-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Yoonsun Mo, Michael C Thomas, Abigail D Antigua, Alex M Ebied, George E Karras
Despite a paucity of data, the role of intravenous lidocaine (IVLI) as adjunctive analgesia in the intensive care unit (ICU) seems promising due to a low potential to contribute to respiratory depression. A retrospective chart review was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of IVLI for the treatment of pain in ICU patients with varying degrees of organ dysfunction from March 2014 to March 2016. The primary outcomes included the time to a ≥20% reduction in pain scores after the initiation of IVLI and the difference in opioid requirements as well as pain scores prior to and during IVLI therapy...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162192/-the-454th-case-a-29-week-pregnant-woman-with-abdominal-pain-hyperlipemia-and-multiorgan-dysfunction
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D Wu, J Xu, J M Peng, L K Ma, S Chen, X G Li, T P Zhang, J M Qian
A 32 year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy was admitted for severe acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia. During hospitalization she developed multiorgan dysfunction, infected pancreatic necrosis, abdominal compartment syndrome and intrauterine fetal death. She was successfully treated by multidisciplinary team including department of emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology, obstetrics, endocrinology, ultrasonography, radiology, infectious disease, nutrition and surgery.
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
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Egidio Del Fabbro
102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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