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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
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Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810984/impact-of-a-7-day-field-training-on-oral-health-condition-in-japan-ground-self-defense-force-personnel
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Koji Yamashita, Takeshi Nishiyama, Emi Nagata, Atik Ramadhani, Miki Kawada-Matsuo, Hitoshi Komatsuzawa, Takahiko Oho
INTRODUCTION: In the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), personnel periodically perform intensive training that mimics the conditions seen in battle and during natural disasters. Military training involves intensive, stressful conditions, and changes in immune responses have been found in personnel following training. Good oral condition is important for military personnel to fulfill their duties; however, they have difficulty performing daily oral care under training conditions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809518/mir-542-promotes-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-smad-activity-and-is-raised-in-icu-acquired-weakness
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Roser Farre Garros, Richard Paul, Martin Connolly, Amy Lewis, Benjamin E Garfield, S Amanda Natanek, Susannah Bloch, Vincent Mouly, Mark J Griffiths, Michael I Polkey, Paul R Kemp
RATIONALE: Loss of skeletal muscle mass and function is a common consequence of critical illness and a range of chronic diseases but the mechanisms by which this occurs are unclear. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify miRNAs that were increased in the quadriceps of patients with muscle wasting and to determine the molecular pathways by which they contributed to muscle dysfunction. METHODS: miR-542-3p/-5p were quantified in the quadriceps of patients with COPD and intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICUAW)...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809459/intensity-of-integrated-cancer-palliative-care-plans-and-end-of-life-acute-medical-hospitalisation-among-cancer-patient%C3%A2-in-northern-italy
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Michele Pellizzari, Maria Rolfini, Eliana Ferroni, Valentina Savioli, Nicola Gennaro, Elena Schievano, Francesco Avossa, Elisabetta Pinato, Maria Cristina Ghiotto, Franco Figoli, Domenico Mantoan, Antonio Brambilla, Ugo Fedeli, Mario Saugo
A high hospital utilisation at the end of life (EOL) is an indicator of suboptimal quality of health care. We evaluated the impact of the intensity of different Integrated Cancer Palliative Care (ICPC) plans on EOL acute medical hospitalisation among cancer decedents. Decedents of cancer aged 18-84 years, who were residents in two Italian regions, were investigated through integrated administrative data. Outcomes considered were prolonged hospital stay for medical reasons, 2+ hospitalisations during the last month of life and hospital death...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808364/the-effect-of-furosemide-on-the-level-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-critically-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Hadi Hamishehkar, Sarvin Sanaie, Vahid Fattahi, Mehran Mesgari, Ata Mahmoodpoor
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oliguric acute kidney injury (AKI), commonly attributed to a more severe degree of renal injury, is associated with poorer prognosis than nonoliguric form. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of furosemide therapy on kidney function and on the level of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in critically hospitalized patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 106 ICU patients with AKI were assigned into furosemide and control groups...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807655/first-clinical-consensus-and-national-recommendations-on-tracheostomized-children-of-the-brazilian-academy-of-pediatric-otorhinolaryngology-abope-and-brazilian-society-of-pediatrics-sbp
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Melissa A G Avelino, Rebecca Maunsell, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera, José Faibes Lubianca Neto, Cláudia Schweiger, Carolina Sponchiado Miura, Vitor Guo Chein, Dayse Manrique, Raquel Oliveira, Fabiano Gavazzoni, Isabela Furtado de Mendonça Picinin, Paulo Bittencourt, Paulo Camargos, Fernanda Peixoto, Marcelo Braciela Brandão, Tania Maria Sih, Wilma Terezinha Anselmo-Lima
INTRODUCTION: Tracheostomy is a procedure that can be performed in any age group, including children under 1year of age. Unfortunately health professionals in Brazil have great difficulty dealing with this condition due to the lack of standard care orientation. OBJECTIVE: This clinical consensus by Academia Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia Pediátrica (ABOPe) and Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria (SBP) aims to generate national recommendations on the care concerning tracheostomized children...
June 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806954/-usability-of-data-integration-and-visualization-software-for-multidisciplinary-pediatric-intensive-care-a-human-factors-approach-to-assessing-technology
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Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen, Patricia Trbovich
BACKGROUND: Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive care. Three primary functions are supported: tracking of physiologic signals, displaying trajectory, and triggering decisions, by highlighting data or estimating risk of patient instability. We designed a human factors study to identify interface usability issues, to measure ease of use, and to describe interface features that may enable or hinder clinical tasks...
August 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803624/the-quality-of-primary-care-provided-by-nurse-practitioners-to-vulnerable-medicare-beneficiaries
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Catherine M DesRoches, Sean Clarke, Jennifer Perloff, Monica O'Reilly-Jacob, Peter Buerhaus
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest nurse practitioners are heavily represented among primary care providers for vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare quality indicators among three groups of vulnerable beneficiaries managed by MDs and nurse practitioners (NPs). METHODS: The methods include retrospective cohort design examining 2012 and 2013 Medicare claims for three beneficiary groups: (a) initially qualified for the program due to disability, (b) dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and (c) both disabled and dually eligible...
June 15, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803549/comparative-gut-microbiota-and-resistome-profiling-of-intensive-care-patients-receiving-selective-digestive-tract-decontamination-and-healthy-subjects
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Elena Buelow, Teresita D J Bello González, Susana Fuentes, Wouter A A de Steenhuijsen Piters, Leo Lahti, Jumamurat R Bayjanov, Eline A M Majoor, Johanna C Braat, Maaike S M van Mourik, Evelien A N Oostdijk, Rob J L Willems, Marc J M Bonten, Mark W J van Passel, Hauke Smidt, Willem van Schaik
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiota is a reservoir of opportunistic pathogens that can cause life-threatening infections in critically ill patients during their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). To suppress gut colonization with opportunistic pathogens, a prophylactic antibiotic regimen, termed "selective decontamination of the digestive tract" (SDD), is used in some countries where it improves clinical outcome in ICU patients. Yet, the impact of ICU hospitalization and SDD on the gut microbiota remains largely unknown...
August 14, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803441/thermoregulation-disorders-of-central-origin-how-to-diagnose-and-treat
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Marta Zawadzka, Marta Szmuda, Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska
Fever is a common symptom in the Intensive Care Unit. At least half of febrile episodes are caused by infection. Excluding infectious etiology and other non-infectious causes of fever, especially in patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, attention should be paid to disturbances of thermoregulatory centre. In particular, subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral trauma, along with ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke are strongly associated with the development of central fever. Proper, speedy diagnosis of the cause of fever makes it possible to implement preventive measures against the harmful effects of hyperthermia on the CNS and to avoid the consequences of inappropriate treatment...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803356/the-prognostic-impact-of-malnutrition-in-patients-with-severely-decompensated-acute-heart-failure-as-assessed-using-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-pni-and-controlling-nutritional-status-conut-score
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Akihiro Shirakabe, Noritake Hata, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yusaku Shibata, Suguru Nishigoori, Saori Uchiyama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
Patients with heart failure (HF) are sometimes classified as malnourished, but the prognostic value of nutritional status in acute HF (AHF) remains largely unstudied. 1214 patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit between January 2000 and June 2016 were screened based on their serum albumin, lymphocyte count, and total cholesterol measures. A total of 458 HF patients were enrolled in this study. The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI) is calculated as 10 × serum albumin (g/dL) + 0.005 × lymphocyte count (per mm(3)) (lower = worse)...
August 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802556/randomized-sham-controlled-trials-in-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Allison R Schulman, Violeta Popov, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sham procedures in endoscopy are used with the intention of controlling for placebo response, potentially allowing more precise evaluation of treatment effect. Nevertheless, this type of study may impose significant risk without potential benefit for those in the sham group. The aim of the current study is to systematically review and analyze the endoscopic literature to assess the safety of sham controls. METHODS: MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for endoscopic sham procedures for all dates through July 2017...
August 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802377/an-innovative-approach-to-improve-ear-nose-and-throat-surgical-access-for-remote-living-cape-york-indigenous-children
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Susan P Jacups, Denise Newman, Deborah Dean, Ann Richards, Kate M McConnon
INTRODUCTION: On a background of high rates of severe otitis media (OM) with associated hearing loss, children from the Torres Strait and Cape York region requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, faced waiting times exceeding three years. After numerous clinical safety incidents were raised, indicating a failure of the current system to deliver appropriate care, the governing Hospital and Health service opted to deliver surgical care through an alternate process. ENT surgeries were performed on 16 consented children from two remote locations via the private health care system, funded by a health provider partnership...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802086/acute-kidney-injury-is-common-with-intravenous-abuse-of-extended-release-oral-oxymorphone-and-delayed-renal-recovery-rates-are-associated-with-increased-kdigo-staging
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Alex K Bonnecaze, Matthew Whitaker Wilson, Ajay Dharod, Alison Fletcher, P J Miller
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid abuse poses a serious problem in the United States, representing 615 per 100,000 deaths annually. Extended-release oxymorphone (Opana-ER) is an oral opioid pain medication that has recently been found to cause thrombotic microangiopathy when intravenously abused. In this retrospective study, prevalence and outcomes of AKI among patients intravenously abusing extended-release oral oxymorphone were analyzed. METHODS: A query of electronic medical records for "drug abuse" at an academic medical center during January 2012 to December 2015 was performed and yielded 2350 patients...
August 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801406/speak-up-culture-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-hong-kong-a-cross-sectional-survey-exploring-the-communication-openness-perceptions-of-chinese-doctors-and-nurses
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George Wing Yiu Ng, Jack Kwok Hung Pun, Eric Hang Kwong So, Wendy Wai Hang Chiu, Avis Siu Ha Leung, Yuk Han Stone, Chung Ling Lam, Sarah Pui Wa Lai, Rowlina Pui Wah Leung, Hing Wah Luk, Anne Kit Hung Leung, Kin Wah Au Yeung, Kang Yiu Lai, Diana Slade, Engle Angela Chan
OBJECTIVES: Despite growing recognition of the importance of speaking up to protect patient safety in critical care, little research has been performed in this area in an intensive care unit (ICU) context. This study explored the communication openness perceptions of Chinese doctors and nurses and identified their perceptions of issues in ICU communication, their reasons for speaking up and the possible factors and strategies involved in promoting the practice of speaking up. DESIGN: A mixed-methods design with quantitative and sequential qualitative components was used...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801177/uses-and-misuses-of-sodium-bicarbonate-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Amélie Collins, Rakesh Sahni
Over the past several decades, bicarbonate therapy continues to be used routinely in the treatment of acute metabolic acidosis in critically ill neonates despite the lack of evidence for its effectiveness in the treatment of acid-base imbalance, and evidence indicating that it may be detrimental. Clinicians often feel compelled to use bicarbonate since acidosis implies a need for such therapy and thus the justification for its use is based on hearsay rather than science. This review summarizes the evidence and refutes the clinical practice of administering sodium bicarbonate to treat metabolic acidosis associated with several specific clinical syndromes in neonates...
August 8, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801148/assessing-and-addressing-the-problem-of-pain-and-distress-during-wound-care-procedures-in-paediatric-patients-with-burns
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Marianne J E van der Heijden, Alette de Jong, Heinz Rode, Roux Martinez, Monique van Dijk
OBJECTIVE: While the prevalence of burns in children is highest in low and middle-income countries, most research on burn-related pain intensity and distress is carried out in high-income countries. In this study we assessed pain intensity and distress in paediatric patients with burns undergoing wound care procedures without distraction and parental presence in a South-African children's hospital and sought to identify predictors for the outcomes. METHODS: This observational study, carried out as part of a randomized controlled trial, took place at a burns unit in Cape Town, South Africa and included patients between the ages of 0 and 13 years undergoing their first or second wound care procedure...
August 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800876/the-effects-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-on-tissue-oxygenation-and-the-microcirculation-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nathan D Nielsen, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Catherine Wentowski
The transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) is a common intervention in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, yet the benefits are far from clear in patients with moderate anemia (eg, hemoglobin (Hb) levels of 7-10 g/dL). Determining which of these patients benefit, and how to even define benefit, from transfusion is challenging. As the intended physiological benefit underpinning RBC transfusion is to improve tissue oxygenation, several studies utilizing a wide range of assessment techniques have attempted to study the effects of transfusion on tissue oxygenation and microcirculatory function...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800520/a-modified-delphi-process-to-identify-clinical-and-research-priorities-in-patient-and-family-centred-critical-care
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Simon J W Oczkowski, Selena Au, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Marlyn Gill, Melissa L Potestio, Orla Smith, Tasnim Sinuff, Henry T Stelfox, Alison E Fox-Robichaud
PURPOSE: To identify elements which enable patient and family centred care (PFCC) in the intensive care unit (ICU) and priorities for PFCC research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We engaged a panel of multidisciplinary stakeholders in a modified Delphi process. Items generated from a literature review and panelist suggestions were rated in 3 successive rounds on a scale from 1 to 7. Median score was used to rate each item's priority, with 5 or more indicating "essential priority," 4 or 5 "moderate priority" and 3 or less "low priority...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799274/bayesian-joint-modeling-of-bivariate-longitudinal-and-competing-risks-data-an-application-to-study-patient-ventilator-asynchronies-in-critical-care-patients
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Montserrat Rué, Eleni-Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Danilo Alvares, Carmen Armero, Anabel Forte, Lluis Blanch
Mechanical ventilation is a common procedure of life support in intensive care. Patient-ventilator asynchronies (PVAs) occur when the timing of the ventilator cycle is not simultaneous with the timing of the patient respiratory cycle. The association between severity markers and the events death or alive discharge has been acknowledged before, however, little is known about the addition of PVAs data to the analyses. We used an index of asynchronies (AI) to measure PVAs and the SOFA (sequential organ failure assessment) score to assess overall severity...
August 11, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
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