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Physical therapy in icu

Christian Geier, Jessica Davis, Marc Siegel
A previously healthy 66-year-old woman living in the Mid-Atlantic USA presented to the hospital with lethargy, ataxia and slurred speech. 2 weeks prior she had removed a tick from her right groin. She reported malaise, fevers, diarrhoea, cough and a rash. Physical examination revealed a maculopapular rash on her chest, and lung auscultation revealed bi-basilar rales. Laboratory tests were remarkable for hyponatraemia, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray demonstrated bilateral pleural effusions with pulmonary oedema...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Dominika Batycka-Stachnik, Agnieszka Piwoda, Tomasz Darocha, Malgorzata Spiewak, Sylweriusz Kosinski, Anna Jarosz, Hubert Hymczak, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Galazkowski, Jacek Piatek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Rafal Drwila
: The objectives: To show and discuss the most frequent functional problems encountered in patients who underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment after severe hypothermia and point out appropriate physiotherapy procedures used in order to diminish the effects of hypothermia on the human organism. It is necessary to look for effective physiotherapeutic solutions, especially that the number of scientific publications on the subject is very limited. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis Setting: Severe Accidental Hypothermia Center ( medical intensive care unit of a university hospital) Patients or participants: Nineteen patients who were qualified for ECMO in Severe Accidental Hypothermia Center Intervention: At least three times a day rehabilitation session (physiotherapeutic procedures adequate to patient problems) and interventions in case of emergency...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Soumaya Boudokhane, Amine Kalai, Aymen Haj Salah, Houda Migaou, Sana Salah, Anis Jellad, Mourad Gahbiche, Zohra Ben Salah Frih
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the demographic characteristics and the pathway of severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) victims in the Tunisian population. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our study included 26 patients victims of STBI hospitalized in intensive care unit, among 450 traumatic head injuries admitted to the Teaching Hospital of Fattouma Bourguiba in Monastir during the year 2014. The studied parameters were: demographic characteristics of the population, circumstances of the accident, transport modalities to the hospital, assessments of the injury types, duration of coma, length of hospitalization in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and finally the discharge mode after the ICU stay (transfer to neurosurgery ward, to rehabilitation unit, or home discharged)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Shameen Salam, Robert Kotloff, Puneet Garcha, Sudhir Krishnan, Dhruv Joshi, Patrick Grady, Abhijit Duggal
Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become a viable and increasingly utilized option for the treatment of refractory hypoxemia in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, options are limited for ARDS patients who fail to wean from ECMO. The high rates of infection, presence of extrapulmonary end organ damage, ICU-acquired weakness, and high short-term mortality associated with ARDS are all significant hurdles that make lung transplantation a difficult prospect to consider...
September 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Sarah Elizabeth Jolley, Marc Moss, Dale M Needham, Ellen Caldwell, Peter E Morris, Russell R Miller, Nancy Ringwood, Megan Anders, Karen K Koo, Stephanie E Gundel, Selina M Parry, Catherine L Hough
OBJECTIVE: Early mobility in mechanically ventilated patients is safe, feasible, and may improve functional outcomes. We sought to determine the prevalence and character of mobility for ICU patients with acute respiratory failure in U.S. ICUs. DESIGN: Two-day cross-sectional point prevalence study. SETTING: Forty-two ICUs across 17 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network hospitals. PATIENTS: Adult patients (≥ 18 yr old) with acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation...
September 22, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
L Lagunes, A Rey-Pérez, M T Martín-Gómez, A Vena, V de Egea, P Muñoz, E Bouza, A Díaz-Martín, I Palacios-García, J Garnacho-Montero, M Campins, M Bassetti, J Rello
Early empiric therapy and adequate resuscitation have been identified as main predictors of outcome in patients with candidemia or bacteremia. Moreover, source control is a major determinant in infectious sites when feasible, as a main technique to reduce microbiological burden. A retrospective, multicenter, cohort study was performed at surgical wards and intensive care units (ICU) of three University Hospitals in Spain between 2010 and 2014, with the aim of improving understanding of the interaction between source control, early antifungal therapy, and use of vasoactives in patients with intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC)...
September 21, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Peter Seizer, Michaela Rockenstiehl, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Susanne Haen, Ferruh Artunc, Martin R Müller, Azadeh Ebrahimi, Reimer Riessen, Meinrad Gawaz, Falko Fend, Michael Haap
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS: A 55-year old man suffers from progressive, distinctive dyspnoea and physical weakness since 5 days. Due to ST-segment changes in the ECG and a positive troponin-test, the primary care physician initiates an hospitalization. INVESTIGATIONS: After admission, the laboratory tests confirm the elevated troponin-values, and show additionally elevated pro-brain-natriuric-peptide-values. The coronary angiography presents a highly reduced left ventricular function, an aortic insufficiency III° and a coronary heart disease...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
T Pincez, L Calamy, Z Germont, A Lemoine, A-A Lopes, A Massiot, J Tencer, C Thivent, A Hadchouel
Acute and chronic pulmonary complications are frequent in sickle cell disease (SCD), with different spectrum and characteristics in children and adults. Chronic hypoxia is frequent and plays a role in several respiratory complications in SCD. Furthermore, hypoxia has been associated with a higher risk of cerebral ischemia. Despite differing oxygen affinity between hemoglobin A and S, standard pulse oximetry was shown to be accurate in diagnosing hypoxia in SCD patients. Whereas acute hypoxia management is similar to non-SCD patients, chronic hypoxia treatment is mainly based on a transfusion program rather than long-term oxygen therapy...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Eun Young Jung, Kyung Joon Oh, Joon-Seok Hong, Bo Ryoung Han, Jung Kyung Joo
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of vaginal progesterone as an adjuvant therapy to physical-exam-indicated cervical cerclage (PEICC). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 53 consecutive singleton women who underwent PEICC because of acute cervical insufficiency at 17-24 gestational weeks. The study population was divided into two groups: the adjuvant progesterone group (n = 18) and the non-adjuvant group (n = 35). A 200-mg dose of vaginal micronized natural progesterone was administered after cerclage in the adjuvant progesterone group...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Kathryn Booth, Josh Rivet, Richelle Flici, Ellen Harvey, Mark Hamill, Douglas Hundley, Katelyn Holland, Sandra Hubbard, Apurva Trivedi, Bryan Collier
The intensive care unit (ICU) trauma population is at high risk for complications associated with immobility. The purpose of this project was to compare ICU trauma patient outcomes before and after implementation of a structured progressive mobility (PM) protocol. Outcomes included hospital and ICU stays, ventilator days, falls, respiratory failure, pneumonia, or venous thromboembolism (VTE). In the preintervention cohort, physical therapy (PT) consults were placed 53% of the time. This rose to more than 90% during the postintervention period...
September 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
P Nydahl, R Dubb, S Filipovic, C Hermes, F Jüttner, A Kaltwasser, S Klarmann, H Mende, S Nessizius, C Rottensteiner
Immobility of patients in intensive care units (ICU) can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive decline. During the last few years, bundles for rehabilitation were developed, including early mobilization. The German guideline for positioning therapy and mobilization, in general, recommends the development of ICU-specific protocols. The aim of this narrative review is to provide guidance when developing a best practice protocol in one's own field of work. It is recommended to a) implement early mobilization as part of a bundle, including screening and management of patient's awareness, pain, anxiety, stress, delirium and family's presence, b) develop a traffic-light system of specific in- and exclusion criteria in an interprofessional process, c) use checklists to assess risks and preparation of mobilization, d) use the ICU Mobility Scale for targeting and documentation of mobilization, e) use relative safety criteria for hemodynamic and respiratory changes, and Borg Scale for subjective evaluation, f) document and evaluate systematically mobilization levels, barriers, unwanted safety events and other parameters...
September 6, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Cheryl Elizabeth Hickmann, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Emilie Bialais, Jonathan Dugernier, Antoine Tordeur, Lise Colmant, Xavier Wittebole, Giuseppe Tirone, Jean Roeseler, Pierre-François Laterre
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization in critically ill patients has been shown to prevent bed-rest-associated morbidity. Reported reasons for not mobilizing patients, thereby excluding or delaying such intervention, are diverse and comprise safety considerations for high-risk critically ill patients with multiple organ support systems. This study sought to demonstrate that early mobilization performed within the first 24 h of ICU admission proves to be feasible and well tolerated in the vast majority of critically ill patients...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Biren B Kamdar, Michael P Combs, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Lauren M King, Timothy Niessen, Karin J Neufeld, Nancy A Collop, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep is common in the ICU setting and may represent a modifiable risk factor for patient participation in ICU-based physical therapy (PT) interventions. This study evaluates the association of perceived sleep quality, delirium, sedation, and other clinically important patient and ICU factors with participation in physical therapy (PT) interventions. METHOD: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective observational study of sleep in a single academic medical ICU (MICU)...
2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Jayshil J Patel, Martin D Rosenthal, Keith R Miller, Panna Codner, Laszlo Kiraly, Robert G Martindale
Obesity is a leading cause of preventable death worldwide. The prevalence of obesity has been increasing and is associated with an increased risk for other co-morbidities. In the critical care setting, nearly one third of patients are obese. Obese critically ill patients pose significant physical and on-physical challenges to providers, including optimization of nutrition therapy. Intuitively, obese patients would have worse critical care-related outcome. On the contrary, emerging data suggests that critically ill obese patients have improved outcomes, and this phenomenon has been coined "the obesity paradox...
September 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Christopher J Walsh, Jane Batt, Margaret S Herridge, Sunita Mathur, Gary D Bader, Pingzhao Hu, Claudia C Dos Santos
ICU acquired weakness (ICUAW) is a common complication of critical illness characterized by structural and functional impairment of skeletal muscle. The resulting physical impairment may persist for years after ICU discharge, with few patients regaining functional independence. Elucidating molecular mechanisms underscoring sustained ICUAW is crucial to understanding outcomes linked to different morbidity trajectories as well as for the development of novel therapies. Quadriceps muscle biopsies and functional measures of muscle strength and mass were obtained at 7 days and 6 months post-ICU discharge from a cohort of ICUAW patients...
2016: Scientific Reports
Peter E Morris, Michael J Berry, D Clark Files, J Clifton Thompson, Jordan Hauser, Lori Flores, Sanjay Dhar, Elizabeth Chmelo, James Lovato, L Douglas Case, Rita N Bakhru, Aarti Sarwal, Selina M Parry, Pamela Campbell, Arthur Mote, Chris Winkelman, Robert D Hite, Barbara Nicklas, Arjun Chatterjee, Michael P Young
IMPORTANCE: Physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU) may improve the outcomes of patients with acute respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: To compare standardized rehabilitation therapy (SRT) to usual ICU care in acute respiratory failure. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Single-center, randomized clinical trial at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina. Adult patients (mean age, 58 years; women, 55%) admitted to the ICU with acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation were randomized to SRT (n=150) or usual care (n=150) from October 2009 through May 2014 with 6-month follow-up...
June 28, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
John R Corcoran, Jodi M Herbsman, Tamara Bushnik, Steve Van Lew, Angela Stolfi, Kate Parkin, Alison McKenzie, Geoffrey W Hall, Waveney Joseph, Jonathan Whiteson, Steven R Flanagan
BACKGROUND: Most early mobility studies focus on patients on mechanical ventilation and the role of physical and occupational therapy. This Performance Improvement Project (PIP) project examined early mobility and increased intensity of therapy services on patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with and without mechanical ventilation. In addition, speech-language pathology rehabilitation was added to the early mobilization program. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the efficacy of early mobilization of patients with and without mechanical ventilation in the ICU on length of stay (LOS) and patient outcomes and to determine the financial viability of the program...
June 23, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Bülent Karapınar, Deniz Yılmaz, Yeşim Aydınok, Ebru Türkoğlu, Mine Hekimgil, Kaan Kavaklı
A previously healthy 12-year-old girl was admitted to the intensive care unit with severe pulmonary bleeding. Her history revealed that she had suffered from high fever, fatigue, sore throat, myalgia and generalized rash for two weeks. Physical examination revealed hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory investigation showed pancytopenia associated with unusual high levels of serum ferritin, triglyceride and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and low fibrinogen levels. Apparent hemophagocytosis was seen in bone marrow aspiration...
March 5, 2007: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
Mark Sigler, Kenneth Nugent, Raed Alalawi, Kavitha Selvan, Jim Tseng, Hawa Edriss, Alisha Turner, Kristi Valdez, David Krause
OBJECTIVES: To provide a guideline for intensive care unit (ICU) early mobilization program development and implementation and to describe the patient characteristics and endpoints for those who participated in our hospital's early mobilization program. METHODS: An ICU early mobilization program was developed with five guiding principles: analgesia/sedation optimization, sedation minimization, protocol of progressive mobility, physical therapy and occupational therapy recruitment, and nursing education...
June 2016: Southern Medical Journal
Bronwen Connolly, Brenda O'Neill, Lisa Salisbury, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Physical rehabilitation interventions aim to ameliorate the effects of critical illness-associated muscle dysfunction in survivors. We conducted an overview of systematic reviews (SR) evaluating the effect of these interventions across the continuum of recovery. METHODS: Six electronic databases (Cochrane Library, CENTRAL, DARE, Medline, Embase, and Cinahl) were searched. Two review authors independently screened articles for eligibility and conducted data extraction and quality appraisal...
October 2016: Thorax
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