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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927965/optimal-marine-mammal-welfare-under-human-care-current-efforts-and-future-directions
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Sabrina Brando, Donald M Broom, Cristina Acasuso-Rivero, Fay Clark
Marine mammals include cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters and polar bears, many of which are charismatic and popular species commonly kept under human care in zoos and aquaria. However, in comparison with their fully terrestrial counterparts their welfare has been less intensively studied, and their partial or full reliance on the aquatic environment leads to unique welfare challenges. In this paper we attempt to collate and review the research undertaken thus far on marine mammal welfare, and identify the most important gaps in knowledge...
September 16, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926643/skin-perfusion-pressure-as-an-indicator-of-tissue-perfusion-in-valvular-heart-surgery-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Young Song, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Kyoung-Un Park, Young-Lan Kwak
Hemodynamic management aims to provide adequate tissue perfusion, which is often altered during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We evaluated whether skin perfusion pressure (SPP) can be used for monitoring of adequacy of tissue perfusion in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. Seventy-two patients undergoing valve replacement were enrolled. SPP and serum lactate level were assessed after anaesthesia induction (baseline), during CPB, after CPB-off, end of surgery, arrival at intensive care unit, and postoperative 6 h...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924310/use-of-corticosteroids-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-perspective-from-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
#3
Naveen G S Chandra, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Barkur A Shastry, Shashaank Vallabhajosyula, Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula, Kavita Saravu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) causes overwhelming inflammation, which serves as a potential target for corticosteroids. Despite extensive Western literature, there are no Indian studies evaluating steroids in ARDS. METHODS: This was a retrospective study at an Indian intensive care unit (ICU) on ARDS patients. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and imaging parameters were collected. Patients were divided into cohorts based on steroid use, and some received high-dose (2 mg/kg/day), whereas others received low-dose (1 mg/kg/day) steroids...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923465/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-conceptt-a-multicentre-international-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Denice S Feig, Lois E Donovan, Rosa Corcoy, Kellie E Murphy, Stephanie A Amiel, Katharine F Hunt, Elisabeth Asztalos, Jon F R Barrett, J Johanna Sanchez, Alberto de Leiva, Moshe Hod, Lois Jovanovic, Erin Keely, Ruth McManus, Eileen K Hutton, Claire L Meek, Zoe A Stewart, Tim Wysocki, Robert O'Brien, Katrina Ruedy, Craig Kollman, George Tomlinson, Helen R Murphy
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are a high-risk population who are recommended to strive for optimal glucose control, but neonatal outcomes attributed to maternal hyperglycaemia remain suboptimal. Our aim was to examine the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on maternal glucose control and obstetric and neonatal health outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial, we recruited women aged 18-40 years with type 1 diabetes for a minimum of 12 months who were receiving intensive insulin therapy...
September 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922339/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anaesthesia-related-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-a-6-year-observational-study-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital
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Andreas Hohn, Jan-Nicolas Machatschek, Jeremy Franklin, Stephan A Padosch
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the incidences of anaesthesia-related perioperative mortality and adverse outcomes have decreased drastically. However, to date, data on perioperative cardiac arrest and risk factors of perioperative cardiac arrest from European countries are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidences of perioperative cardiac arrest and rates of anaesthesia-related and anaesthesia-contributory cardiac arrest. Identification of pre-existing risk factors leading to perioperative cardiac arrest...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919718/extended-infusion-versus-intermittent-infusion-of-imipenem-in-the-treatment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#6
Mohamed M Ibrahim, Tarek Fouad Tammam, Mohy El Deen Ebaed, Hatem A Sarhan, Gamal F Gad, Amal K Hussein
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation support can be the main source of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAP is a serious infection that may be associated with dangerous gram-negative bacteria mainly, and it leads to an increase in the mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Imipenem is one of the strongest antibiotics now available for treating VAP which is associated with gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, and it belongs to beta-lactam antibiotic group (carbapenem). OBJECTIVE: This study tried to investigate the efficacy of imipenem against VAP when it was infused within 180 min versus the efficacy when it was infused within 30-60 min...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919233/craniospinal-germinomas-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-standard-dose-chemotherapy-and-craniospinal-irradiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yohei Miyake, Jun-Ichi Adachi, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atsushi Sasaki, Ryo Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) are more likely to develop chemotherapy-related complications. The standard treatment for these patients with cancers has not yet been established, and the risks of standard chemotherapy are unclear. In this paper, a rare case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a patient with DS, which was successfully treated with standard-dose chemotherapy combined with craniospinal irradiation is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a DS patient who presented with bilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsy and hearing loss...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916164/-analysis-of-clinical-relevance-applied-to-3methods-of-reducing-weight-in-overweight-or-obesity-followed-up-for-one-year
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M L Tárraga Marcos, J M Panisello Royo, J A Carbayo Herencia, N Rosich Domenech, J Alins Presas, E Castell Panisello, P J Tárraga López
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effect of the use/implementation of 3methods to reduce weight in overweight or obese patients during one year of follow up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The design corresponds to a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial with 3arms, and 12 months of follow-up. Patients were randomised into 3intervention groups: obesity motivational intervention, with a nurse previously trained in motivational intervention by expert psychologists (G1; n=60); lower intensity consultation, non-motivational group, with digital platform support (G2; N=61), and a third group that received recommendations for weight loss and follow-up in Primary Care Clinic (G3; n=59)...
September 12, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914626/secondary-traumatic-stress-in-nicu-nurses-a-mixed-methods-study
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Cheryl Tatano Beck, Regina M Cusson, Robert K Gable
BACKGROUND: Secondary traumatic stress is an occupational hazard for healthcare providers who care for patients who have been traumatized. This type of stress has been reported in various specialties of nursing, but no study to date had specifically focused on neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses. PURPOSE: (1) To determine the prevalence and severity of secondary traumatic stress in NICU nurses and (2) to explore those quantitative findings in more depth through nurses' qualitative descriptions of their traumatic experiences caring for critically ill infants in the NICU...
September 13, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912856/blood-purification-treatment-initiated-at-the-time-of-sepsis-diagnosis-effectively-attenuates-serum-hmgb1-upregulation-and-improves-patient-prognosis
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Shixiang Zheng, Qinyong Weng, Wenwei Wu, Guohua Ding
The aim of the present study was to investigate the increase in serum and urine levels of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) during sepsis and the effect of blood purification treatments on HMGB1 levels and patient prognosis. A total of 40 intensive care patients with sepsis were randomly assigned to different groups (n=10 per group): A control group (sepsis group), a continuous renal replacement treatment (CRRT) group, a hemoperfusion (HP) group and an HP+CRRT group. The blood purification treatments using HP and/or CRRT were performed immediately after the diagnosis of sepsis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910247/pediatric-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-birth-cohorts-and-the-socio-economic-gradient
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Leslie L Roos, Roxana Dragan, Robert J Schroth
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the socio-economic gradient in utilization and the risk factors associated with hospitalization for four pediatric ambulatory care sensitive conditions (dental conditions, asthma, gastroenteritis, and bacterial pneumonia). Dental conditions, where much care is provided by dentists and insurance coverage varies among different population segments, present special issues. METHODS: A population registry, provider registry, physician ambulatory claims, and hospital discharge abstracts from 28 398 children born in 2003-2006 in urban centres in Manitoba, Canada were the main data sources...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906306/predicting-early-mortality-following-hip-fracture-surgery-the-hip-fracture-estimator-of-mortality-amsterdam-hema
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Julian Karres, Noera Kieviet, Jan-Peter Eerenberg, Bart C Vrouenraets
OBJECTIVES: Early mortality following hip fracture surgery is high and pre-operative risk assessment for the individual patient is challenging. A risk model could identify patients in need of more intensive perioperative care, provide insight in the prognosis and allow for risk-adjustment in audits. This study aimed to develop and validate a risk prediction model for 30-day mortality following hip fracture surgery: the Hip fracture Estimator of Mortality Amsterdam (HEMA). METHODS: Data on 1050 consecutive patients undergoing hip fracture surgery between 2004 and 2010 were retrospectively collected and randomly split into a development cohort (746 patients) and validation cohort (304 patients)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904458/can-transcranial-color-doppler-spectral-signatures-be-a-novel-biomarker-for-monitoring-cerebrovascular-autoregulation-and-intracranial-pressure-a-speculative-synthesis
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Sandhya Mangalore, Kotresh, Rakshith Srinivasa, Alangar Sathyaranjandas Hegde, Rangashetty Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Trans Cranial Colour Doppler (TCCD) has been extensively used in various neurological and neurosurgical conditions causing severe raise in the intracranial pressure (ICP). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Our study explores the sequential evolution of TCCD flow pattern by correlating with pupillary reactivity, Glasgow coma scale (GCS), and imaging. Our cohort consisted of thirty patients with ten patients in each subgroup admitted to the neuro-Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for various neurological and neurosurgical causes...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904256/current-surgical-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-surgery-for-patients-with-down-syndrome-in-japan
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Takaya Hoashi, Norimichi Hirahara, Arata Murakami, Yasutaka Hirata, Hajime Ichikawa, Junjiro Kobayashi, Shinichi Takamoto
BACKGROUND: Current surgical outcomes of congenital heart surgery for patients with Down syndrome are unclear.Methods and Results:Of 29,087 operations between 2008 and 2012 registered in the Japan Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery Database (JCCVSD), 2,651 were carried out for patients with Down syndrome (9%). Of those, 5 major biventricular repair procedures [ventricular septal defect repair (n=752), atrioventricular septal defect repair (n=452), patent ductus arteriosus closure (n=184), atrial septal defect repair (n=167), tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair (n=108)], as well as 2 major single ventricular palliations [bidirectional Glenn (n=21) and Fontan operation (n=25)] were selected and their outcomes were compared...
September 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902944/fixation-of-the-short-term-central-venous-catheter-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
#15
Mário Lúcio Marques Leal, Ana Beatriz Alkmim Teixeira Loyola, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, José Dias da Silva, Marcos Mesquita, Luiz Francisley de Paiva, Mauricio Landulfo Jorge Guerrieri, João Paulo Nunes Fernandes, Artur Costa Barros, Lydia Masako Ferreira
Purpose: To compare the fixation of the central venous catheter (CVC) using two suture techniques. Methods: A clinical, analytical, interventional, longitudinal, prospective, controlled, single-blind and randomized study in adult, intensive care unit (ICU) patients. After admission and indication of CVC use, the patients were allocated to the Wing group (n = 35, catheter fixation with clamping wings and retainers) or Shoelace group (n = 35, catheter fixation using shoelace cross-tied sutures around the device)...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902933/prototype-of-a-computerized-scale-for-the-active-search-for-potential-organ-donors
#16
Érika Fernanda Dos Santos Bezerra Ludwig, Marta Cristiane Alves Pereira, Yolanda Dora Évora Martinez, Karina Dal Sasso Mendes, Mariana Angela Rossaneis
Objective: to develop a prototype of a computerized scale for the active search for potential organ and tissue donors. Method: methodological study, with the analysis of 377 electronic medical records of patients who died due to encephalic death or cardiorespiratory arrest in the intensive care units of a tertiary hospital. Among the deaths due to cardiorespiratory arrest, the study aimed to identify factors indicating underreported encephalic death cases. The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and Sepsis Related Organ Failure Assessment severity indexes were applied in the protocols...
September 12, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901182/effects-of-bone-marrow-derived-msc-transplantation-on-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-comparisons-of-transplant-locations-and-cell-concentrations
#17
Jessica J Matyas, Andrew N Stewart, Alison Goldsmith, Zhenhong Nan, Reid L Skeel, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a widely disabling condition, constraining those affected by it to wheelchairs and requiring intense daily care and assistance. Cell replacement therapies, targeting regeneration of cells in the injured cord, are currently gaining momentum in the field of SCI research. Previous studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce functional deficits through immunomodulation and production of trophic factors in a variety of neurological disorders. The present study assessed the efficacy of transplanted bone marrow-derived MSCs at different concentrations and locations for promoting functional recovery following SCI...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901007/pharmacological-and-mechanical-interventions-for-labour-induction-in-outpatient-settings
#18
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Joshua P Vogel, Alfred O Osoti, Anthony J Kelly, Stefania Livio, Jane E Norman, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is carried out for a variety of indications and using a range of methods. For women at low risk of pregnancy complications, some methods of induction of labour or cervical ripening may be suitable for use in outpatient settings. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacological and mechanical interventions to induce labour or ripen the cervix in outpatient settings in terms of effectiveness, maternal satisfaction, healthcare costs and, where information is available, safety...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900122/projection-stereolithographic-fabrication-of-bmp-2-gene-activated-matrix-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#19
Hang Lin, Ying Tang, Thomas P Lozito, Nicholas Oyster, Robert B Kang, Madalyn R Fritch, Bing Wang, Rocky S Tuan
Currently, sustained in vivo delivery of active bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) protein to responsive target cells, such as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs), remains challenging. Ex vivo gene transfer method, while efficient, requires additional operation for cell culture and therefore, is not compatible with point-of-care treatment. In this study, two lentiviral gene constructs - (1) Lv-BMP/GFP, containing human BMP-2 and green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene (BMP group); or (2) Lv-GFP, containing GFP gene (GFP group) - were incorporated with human BMSCs into a solution of photocrosslinkable gelatin, which was then subjected to visible light-based projection stereolithographic printing to form a scaffold with desired architectures...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892669/development-of-a-prediction-model-for-long-term-quality-of-life-in-critically-ill-patients
#20
Sandra Oeyen, Karel Vermeulen, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
PURPOSE: We developed a prediction model for quality of life (QOL) 1 year after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge based upon data available at the first ICU day to improve decision-making. METHODS: The database of a 1-year prospective study concerning long-term outcome and QOL (assessed by EuroQol-5D) in critically ill adult patients consecutively admitted to the ICU of a university hospital was used. Cases with missing data were excluded. Utility indices at baseline (UIb) and at 1 year (UI1y) were surrogates for QOL...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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