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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644101/safety-and-cost-efficiency-of-a-restrictive-transfusion-protocol-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Laura B Ngwenya, Catherine G Suen, Phiroz E Tarapore, Geoffrey T Manley, Michael C Huang
OBJECTIVE Blood loss and moderate anemia are common in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, despite evidence of the ill effects and expense of the transfusion of packed red blood cells, restrictive transfusion practices have not been universally adopted for patients with TBI. At a Level I trauma center, the authors compared patients with TBI who were managed with a restrictive (target hemoglobin level > 7 g/dl) versus a liberal (target hemoglobin level > 10 g/dl) transfusion protocol. This study evaluated the safety and cost-efficiency of a hospital-wide change to a restrictive transfusion protocol...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643112/a-retrospective-study-of-antibiotic-de-escalation-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-malaysia
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Rahela Ambaras Khan, Zoriah Aziz
Background Antibiotic de-escalation is an important strategy to conserve the effectiveness of broad-spectrum antibiotics. However, the outcome of this strategy for the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has not been widely studied in developing countries. Objectives To evaluate the outcome on intensive care unit (ICU) mortality, 28 days mortality, and length of ICU stay among VAP patients who receive de-escalation therapy. Setting This study was conducted in an ICU of a Malaysian public hospital...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641754/ventilation-modalities-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Francesco Morini, Irma Capolupo, Willem van Weteringen, Irwin Reiss
Neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia are among the more complex patients to support with mechanical ventilation. They have particular features that add to the difficulties already present in the neonatal patient. A ventilation strategy tailored to the patient's underlying physiology rather than mode of ventilation is a crucial issue for clinicians treating these delicate patients.
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636403/applying-precision-medicine-to-trial-design-using-physiology-extracorporeal-co2-removal-for-ards
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Ewan C Goligher, Marcelo B P Amato, Arthur S Slutsky
In clinical trials of therapies for ARDS, the average treatment effect in the study population may be attenuated because individual patient responses vary widely. This inflates sample size requirements and increases the cost and difficulty of conducting successful clinical trials. One solution is to enrich the study population with patients most likely to benefit based on predicted patient response to treatment (predictive enrichment). In this perspective, we apply the precision medicine paradigm to the emerging use of extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) for ultra-protective ventilation in ARDS...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633347/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-tracheal-tumour-under-spontaneous-ventilation-anaesthesia
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Minzhang Guo, Guilin Peng, Bing Wei, Jianxing He
We present an innovative method using uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under spontaneous ventilation anaesthesia (SVA) to perform tracheal surgery in a 46-year-old man with distal tracheal squamous cell carcinoma. SVA offered better exposure of the surgical field and facilitated anastomosis following a single incision. Such simplification of the ventilation strategy and uniportal incision accelerated the postoperative recovery and reduced the side effects of conventional anaesthesia.
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632754/permissive-hypercapnia-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-immunocompromised-children-a-single-center-experience
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Hans Fuchs, Nicola Rossmann, Manuel B Schmid, Manfred Hoenig, Ulrich Thome, Benjamin Mayer, Daniel Klotz, Helmut D Hummler
BACKGROUND: Controlled hypoventilation while accepting hypercapnia has been advocated to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of the study was to analyze outcomes of a cohort of immunocompromised children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ventilated with a strategy of stepwise increasing PCO2 targets up to 140 mm Hg. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a cohort of children with oncologic disease or after stem cell transplantation and severe respiratory failure in comparison with a historical control cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631531/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-anakinra-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-corticosteroids-in-the-management-of-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Philipp Wohlfarth, Hermine Agis, Guido A Gualdoni, Johannes Weber, Thomas Staudinger, Peter Schellongowski, Oliver Robak
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) causes multiple organ dysfunction frequently leading to intensive care unit (ICU) referral and/or death. We report on a series of critically ill adult patients treated with a non-etoposide-based regimen including interleukin 1 antagonist anakinra, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and/or corticosteroids (CS) for HLH. METHODS: Eight adult (≥18 years) ICU patients having received treatment with anakinra ± IVIG ± CS for HLH between March 2014 and March 2016 at a large tertiary care university hospital (Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624032/epidural-analgesia-for-traumatic-rib-fractures-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-a-matched-analysis
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Katherine M McKendy, Lawrence F Lee, Kerianne Boulva, Dan L Deckelbaum, David S Mulder, Tarek S Razek, Jeremy R Grushka
BACKGROUND: The optimal method of pain control for patients with traumatic rib fractures is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of epidural analgesia on respiratory complications and in-hospital mortality in patients with rib fractures. METHODS: Adult patients at a level I trauma center with ≥1 rib fracture from blunt trauma were included (2004-2013). Those with a blunt-penetrating mechanism, traumatic brain injury, or underwent a laparotomy or thoracotomy were excluded...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618123/-pain-relieved-but-still-struggling-critically-ill-patients-experiences-of-pain-and-other-discomforts-during-analgosedation
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Helene Berntzen, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Hilde Wøien
AIM & OBJECTIVE: To explore how critically ill patients treated according to a strategy of analgosedation experience and handle pain, other discomforts, and wakefulness. BACKGROUND: Patients experience both pain and discomfort while in the intensive care unit (ICU). International guidelines recommend focused pain treatment and light sedation. An analgosedation protocol favoring pain management, light sedation and early mobilization was implemented in our university hospital medical and surgical ICU in Norway in 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613389/continuous-non-invasive-pco2-monitoring-in-weaning-patients-transcutaneous-is-advantageous-over-end-tidal-pco2
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Sarah B Schwarz, Wolfram Windisch, Friederike S Magnet, Claudia Schmoor, Christian Karagiannidis, Jens Callegari, Sophie E Huttmann, Jan H Storre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Continuous partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2 ) assessment is essential for the success of mechanical ventilation (MV). Non-invasive end-tidal PCO2 (PetCO2 ) and transcutaneous PCO2 (PtcCO2 ) measurements serve as alternatives to the gold standard arterial PCO2 (PaCO2 ) method, but their eligibility in critical care is unclear. METHODS: The present study therefore performed methodological comparisons of PaCO2 versus PetCO2 and PtcCO2 , respectively, in weaning patients receiving invasive MV via tracheal cannulas...
June 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611429/streptococcus-sp-in-neonatal-endotracheal-tube-biofilms-is-associated-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-enhanced-biofilm-formation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Yun Pan, Sijie Song, Xiaoli Tang, Qing Ai, Danping Zhu, Zhenqiu Liu, Jialin Yu
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious complication of mechanical ventilation leading to high morbidity and mortality among intubated neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Endotracheal tube (ETT) biofilm flora were considered to be responsible for the occurrence of VAP as a reservoir of pathogens. However, regarding neonates with VAP, little is known about the complex microbial signatures in ETT biofilms. In the present study, a culture-independent approach based on next generation sequencing was performed as an initial survey to investigate the microbial communities in ETT biofilms of 49 intubated neonates with and without VAP...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610886/conversion-from-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Brent Keeling, Vinod Thourani, Gorav Aliawadi, Sunghee Kim, Derek Cyr, Vinay Badhwar, Jeff Jacobs, J Matthew Brennan, James Meza, Roland Matsouaka, Michael E Halkos
BACKGROUND: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been shown to be an effective strategy for surgical revascularization. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of intraoperative conversion from OPCAB to on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) and report outcomes based on the reason for conversion. METHODS: Starting in July 2007, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database captured patients that were planned OPCAB but then were converted to ONCAB...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604792/characteristics-clinical-course-and-outcomes-of-homeless-and-non-homeless-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Orla M Smith, Clarence Chant, Karen E A Burns, Maninder Kaur, Said Ashraf, Claudia C DosSantos, Stephen W Hwang, Jan O Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Little is known about homeless patients in intensive care units (ICUs). OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of homeless to non-homeless patients admitted to four ICUs in a large inner-city academic hospital. METHODS: 63 randomly-selected homeless compared to 63 age-, sex-, and admitting-ICU-matched non-homeless patients. RESULTS: Compared to matched non-homeless, homeless patients (average age 48±12 years, 90% male, 87% admitted by ambulance, 56% mechanically ventilated, average APACHE II 17) had similar comorbidities and illness severity except for increased alcohol (70% vs 17%,p<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603716/optimizing-nutrition-in-preterm-low-birth-weight-infants-consensus-summary
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REVIEW
R Kishore Kumar, Atul Singhal, Umesh Vaidya, Saswata Banerjee, Fahmina Anwar, Shashidhar Rao
Preterm birth survivors are at a higher risk of growth and developmental disabilities compared to their term counterparts. Development of strategies to lower the complications of preterm birth forms the rising need of the hour. Appropriate nutrition is essential for the growth and development of preterm infants. Early administration of optimal nutrition to preterm birth survivors lowers the risk of adverse health outcomes and improves cognition in adulthood. A group of neonatologists, pediatricians, and nutrition experts convened to discuss and frame evidence-based recommendations for optimizing nutrition in preterm low birth weight (LBW) infants...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599619/a-devastating-case-of-diarrhea-associated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-associated-with-extensive-cerebral-infarction-why-we-need-to-do-better
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Werner Keenswijk, Evelyn Dhont, Ann Raes, An Bael, Johan Vande Walle
A 4-year-old girl with diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+HUS) was transferred to the PICU of our center due to deteriorating renal function and neurological involvement. On admission, a comatous child was seen with hypoventilation and she was placed on mechanical ventilation. Hemodialysis was commenced but plasma exchange was discontinued due to repeated hypersensitivity reactions. A trial of eculizumab was given in light of the worsening of her neurologic condition with development of a pyramidal syndrome and deepening of the coma...
June 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598916/protective-lung-ventilation-and-morbidity-after-pulmonary-resection-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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David Amar, Hao Zhang, Alessia Pedoto, Dawn P Desiderio, Weiji Shi, Kay See Tan
BACKGROUND: Protective lung ventilation (PLV) during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic surgery is frequently recommended to reduce pulmonary complications. However, limited outcome data exist on whether PLV use during OLV is associated with less clinically relevant pulmonary morbidity after lung resection. METHODS: Intraoperative data were prospectively collected in 1080 patients undergoing pulmonary resection with OLV, intentional crystalloid restriction, and mechanical ventilation to maintain inspiratory peak airway pressure <30 cm H2O...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595689/high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-hfov-as-primary-ventilator-strategy-in-the-management-of-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-with-pneumothorax-in-the-setting-of-trauma
#17
Patrizio Petrone, Kartik Prabhakaran, Daniel Hagler, Dominick Vitale, Alejandro Betancourt, Corrado P Marini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594680/antibiotic-therapy-in-comatose-mechanically-ventilated-patients-following-aspiration-differentiating-pneumonia-from-pneumonitis
#18
Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, Floriane Lissonde, Aurélie Le Thuaut, Konstantinos Bachoumas, Gwenhael Colin, Matthieu Henry Lagarrigue, Isabelle Vinatier, Maud Fiancette, Jean Claude Lacherade, Aihem Yehia, Aurélie Joret, Christine Lebert, Sandra Bourdon, Laurent Martin Lefèvre, Jean Reignier
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of patients with documented bacterial aspiration pneumonia among comatose ICU patients with symptoms suggesting either bacterial aspiration pneumonia or non-bacterial aspiration pneumonitis. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated 30-bed ICU. PATIENTS: Prospective cohort of 250 patients admitted to the ICU with coma (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8) and treated with invasive mechanical ventilation...
June 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593896/synergistic-effect-of-hyperoxia-and-biotrauma-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#19
Mirjana Shosholcheva, Nikola Јankulovski, Andrijan Kartalov, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Daniela Miladinova
Patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs) may develop ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Beside the high tidal volume (Vt) and plateau pressure (Pplat), hyperoxia is supposed to precipitate lung injury. Oxygen toxicity is presumed to occur at levels of fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) exceeding 0.40. The exposure time to hyperoxia is certainly very important and patients who spend extended time on mechanical ventilation (MV) are probably more exposed to severe hyperoxic acute lung injury (HALI)...
March 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593721/nurse-patient-communication-within-the-context-of-non-sedated-mechanical-ventilation-a-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study
#20
A Holm, P Dreyer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore non-sedated mechanically ventilated patients' communication with nurses in the intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Mechanically ventilated patients are temporarily voiceless, making interpersonal communication complex. Both nurses and patients find communication challenging and may experience negative emotions when communication fails. In Nordic countries, sedation protocols have changed to light/non-sedation, resulting in more patients being conscious and more clinical practitioners experiencing communication difficulties...
June 7, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
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