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Mariela M Lopez, Derrick Zech, Judith L Linton, Steven J Blackwell
OBJECTIVE: Dexmedetomidine is a parenteral agent that combines the benefits of cooperative sedation, anxiolysis, and analgesia without the risks of respiratory depression. Off-label use has been reported in children. We have introduced dexmedetomidine for use in patients having undergone alveolar bone graft (ABG). The objective is to demonstrate the value and safety of postoperative dexmedetomidine infusion in a non-ICU setting following ABG. DESIGN: A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent ABG by the senior author...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Kerry Parker, Vara Perikala, Ali Aminazad, Zheng Deng, Brigitte Borg, Catherine Buchan, Jo Toghill, Louis B Irving, Jeremy Goldin, David Charlesworth, Ajay Mahal, Suhith Illesinghe, Matthew T Naughton, Alan Young
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) improves clinical outcomes in hypercapnic acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), but the optimal model of care remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational non-inferiority study comparing three models of NIV care: general ward (Ward) (1:4 nurse to patient ratio, thrice weekly consultant ward round), a high dependency unit (HDU) (1:2 ratio, twice daily ward round) and an intensive care unit (ICU) (1:1 ratio, twice daily ward round) model in three similar teaching tertiary hospitals...
December 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Haitham S Al Ashry, Jeremy B Richards, Daniel F Fisher, Jeffrey Sankoff, Todd A Seigel, Lauren B Angotti, Susan R Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Mechanically ventilated patients increasingly spend hours in emergency department beds before ICU admission. This study evaluated the performance of blood gases in mechanically ventilated subjects in the emergency department and subsequent changes to mechanical ventilation settings. METHODS: This was a multi-center, prospective, observational study of subjects ventilated in the emergency department, conducted at 3 academic emergency departments from July 2011 to March 2013...
September 26, 2017: Respiratory Care
Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Asif Ali Khan, Zara Khalid, Hania Farheen, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of <3 Mets (Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks) of physical activity on zero postoperative days for improving hemodynamic and respiratory parameters of patients after cardiac surgeries. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: BARMWTHospital, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: Arandomized controlled trial was conducted on 174 CABG and valvular heart disease patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Vivek Pant, Arjun Tumbapo, Bipin Karki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether benchtop auto-analyzers (AAs) and arterial blood gas (ABG) analyzers, for measuring electrolyte levels of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU), are equal and whether they can be used interchangeably. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This study was conducted on 98 patients admitted to the ICU of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal between 15 October and 15 December 2016. The sample for AA was collected from the peripheral vein through venipuncture, and that for ABG analyzer was collected from radial artery simultaneously...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
Masoumeh Esmaeilivand, Alireza Khatony, Gholamreza Moradi, Farid Najafi, Alireza Abdi
INTRODUCTION: Arterial blood sampling, used to assess patients in acute conditions, may result in complications such as thrombosis and embolism. However, it can be replaced by venous blood sampling, but there is a dearth of information on this. AIM: To assess the correlation and agreement between the arterial and central venous blood gases analyses in patients undergoing elective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 100 ICU patients undergoing elective CABG surgery were recruited...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Giovanna Vitaliti, Maria Concetta Vitaliti, Maria Carla Finocchiaro, Vita Antonella Di Stefano, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji, Riccardo Lubrano, Raffaele Falsaperla
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 noninvasive respiratory support methods, which included helmet CPAP and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in children with respiratory distress admitted to a pediatric intermediate care unit. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study conducted on children with respiratory distress (age 1-24 months) who were admitted to our acute and emergency operative unit. All included subjects were randomly treated with helmet CPAP or HFNC in a 1:1 fashion until their clinical picture, oxygen saturation, and arterial blood gas (ABG) parameters resolved...
August 2017: Respiratory Care
D Dennis, L Torre, S Baker, T Hebden-Todd
Hyperoxaemia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) has been found to be an independent predictor of worse outcome and in-hospital mortality in some conditions. Data suggests that a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) of 0.4 or lower may produce hyperoxaemia although it is commonly accepted without adjustment in ventilator settings. The primary aim of this study was to observe current practice at one Australian tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) with regard to prescription and titration of oxygen (O2) in patients undergoing MV, in particular whether they received higher FiO2 than required according to arterial blood gas (ABG) results, and whether there was FiO2 titration as a response to initial ABG results during the 12 hours following...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
E M J Durlinger, A M E Spoelstra-de Man, B Smit, H J de Grooth, A R J Girbes, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, Y M Smulders
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed regarding a possible association between arterial hyperoxia and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. Oxygen status is commonly monitored noninvasively by peripheral saturation monitoring (SpO2 ). However, the risk of hyperoxia above specific SpO2 levels in critically ill patients is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine a threshold value of SpO2 above which the prevalence of arterial hyperoxia distinctly increases. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in adult mechanically ventilated intensive care patients in a tertiary referral center...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
W Liu, X H Wang, X J Yang, X Y Zhang, W J Qi
Objective: To investigate the relationship between related factors of intestinal barrier dysfunction in patients with sepsis or septic shock and severity of the condition. Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted in 31 sepsis patients, 28 septic shock patients, and 21 postoperative patients without sepsis (control group) who were admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University between November 2015 and June 2016. Blood samples were collected from the patients within 24 hours following admission to ICU...
November 29, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Carlos D Martínez-Balzano, Paulo Oliveira, Michelle O'Rourke, Luanne Hills, Andrés F Sosa
BACKGROUND: Overuse of arterial blood gas (ABG) determinations leads to increased costs, inefficient use of staff work hours, and patient discomfort and blood loss. We developed guidelines to optimize ABG use in the ICU. METHODS: ABG use guidelines were implemented in all adult ICUs in our institution: three medical, two trauma-surgery, one cardiovascular, and one neurosurgical ICU. Although relying on pulse oximetry, we encouraged the use of ABG determination after an acute respiratory event or for a rational clinical concern and discouraged obtaining ABG measurements for routine surveillance, after planned changes of positive end-expiratory pressure or Fio2 on the mechanical ventilator, for spontaneous breathing trials, or when a disorder was not suspected...
March 2017: Chest
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Rawat, Yatin Mehta
Goal-directed therapy (GDT) encompasses guidance of intravenous (IV) fluid and vasopressor/inotropic therapy by cardiac output or similar parameters to help in early recognition and management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients. With the aim of establishing the utility of perioperative GDT using robust clinical and biochemical outcomes, we conducted the present study. This multicenter randomized controlled study included 130 patients of either sex, with European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation ≥3 undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Stephen Morgan, Christoph P Hornik, Niyati Patel, Walter L Williford, David A Turner, Ira M Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Continuous high-frequency oscillation (CHFO) creates a pressure gradient in the small airways that accelerates expiratory flow. The intended use of CHFO therapy is to facilitate secretion removal and treat atelectasis. Our objective was to assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of CHFO in the mechanically ventilated pediatric population. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we retrospectively reviewed medical records of mechanically ventilated children treated with CHFO (the MetaNeb system) at our institution from July 1, 2007 through August 31, 2012...
November 2016: Respiratory Care
Eli Zeserson, Ben Goodgame, J Daniel Hess, Kristine Schultz, Cynthia Hoon, Keith Lamb, Vinay Maheshwari, Steven Johnson, Mia Papas, James Reed, Michael Breyer
RATIONALE: Blood gas analysis is often used to assess acid-base, ventilation, and oxygenation status in critically ill patients. Although arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis remains the gold standard, venous blood gas (VBG) analysis has been shown to correlate with ABG analysis and has been proposed as a safer less invasive alternative to ABG analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of VBG analysis plus pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) with ABG analysis...
March 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Jakub Szrama, Piotr Smuszkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Patients with sepsis admitted to the intensive care unit often present with acid-base disorders. As the traditional interpretation might be clinically misleading, an alternative approach described by Stewart may allow one to quantify the individual components of acid-base abnormalities and provide an insight into their pathogenesis. The aim of our study was to compare the traditional and Stewart approaches in the analysis of acid-base disturbance. METHODS: We analyzed arterial blood gases (ABG) taken from 43 ICU septic patients from admission to discharge categorising them according to SBE values...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Ryan A McConnell, Meeta Prasad Kerlin, William D Schweickert, Faraz Ahmad, Mitesh S Patel, Barry D Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Delayed mechanical ventilation monitoring may impede recognition of life-threatening acidemia. Coordination of multidisciplinary processes can be improved by using a checklist and time-out procedure. The study objective was to evaluate process-related outcomes after implementation of a post-intubation checklist and time out. METHODS: An observational study of a 24-bed medical ICU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was conducted from January to December 2011...
July 2016: Respiratory Care
Bo Ra Kim, Sae Jin Park, Ho Sik Shin, Yeon Soon Jung, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the correlation between arterial blood gas (ABG) and peripheral venous blood gas (VBG) samples for all commonly used parameters in patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A single-center, prospective trial was carried out in a medical ICU in order to determine the level of correlation of ABG and peripheral VBG measurements. A maximum of five paired ABG-VBG samples were obtained per patient to prevent a single patient from dominating the data set...
March 2013: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
You-xiu Yao, Xing-guo Sun, Jun Li, Xiao-yue Tan, Hong-liang Zhang, Gu-yan Wang, Wan-gang Ge, Fang Liu, Hao Li, Zheng Ci, Sheng-shou Hu
OBJECTIVE: We investigate the magnitudes of waveform changes of arterial blood gas (ABG) in patients with heart failure. METHODS: Five patients with heart failure were selected, continuous collecting radial artery blood and measured PaO2, PaCO2, pHa and Sao2. We selected two typical breaths cycles of waveform changes of ABG from each patient for data analysis. Comparison of the adjacent highest and lowest values to verify the presence of a periodic waveform changes of ABG, and in addition, we used t test to analysis the range of waveform changes of ABG in patients with heart failure and patients with normal cardiac function and compared whether the difference between them...
July 2015: Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology
Glenn M Eastwood, Aiko Tanaka, Emilo Daniel Valenzuela Espinoza, Leah Peck, Helen Young, Johan Mårtensson, Ling Zhang, Neil J Glassford, Yu-Feng Frank Hsiao, Satoshi Suzuki, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: In mechanically ventilated (MV) cardiac arrest (CA) survivors admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) avoidance of hypoxia is considered crucial. However, avoidance of hyperoxia may also be important. A conservative approach to oxygen therapy may reduce exposure to both. METHODS: We evaluated the introduction of conservative oxygen therapy (target SpO2 88-92% using the lowest FiO2) during MV for resuscitated CA patients admitted to the ICU. RESULTS: We studied 912 arterial blood gas (ABG) datasets: 448 ABGs from 50 'conventional' and 464 ABGs from 50 'conservative' oxygen therapy patients...
April 2016: Resuscitation
Naveen G Singh, S R Prasad, V Manjunath, P S Nagaraja, Pranav J Adoni, Divya Gopal, A M Jagadeesh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Central venous catheters are in situ in most of the intensive care unit (ICU) patients, which may be an alternative for determining acid-base status and can reduce complications from prolonged arterial cannulation. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability between adjusted central venous blood gas (aVBG) and arterial blood gas (ABG) samples for pH, partial pressure of carbon-di-oxide (pCO2), bicarbonate (HCO3 (-)), base excess (BE) and lactates in paediatric cardiac surgical ICU...
October 2015: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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