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Physical therapy in icu

Luisa Flohr, Shaylene Beaudry, K Taneille Johnson, Nicholas West, Catherine M Burns, J Mark Ansermino, Guy A Dumont, David Wensley, Peter Skippen, Matthias Gorges
The pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment, in which a multidisciplinary team of clinicians (registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians) continually observe and evaluate patient information. Data are provided by multiple, and often physically separated sources, cognitive workload is high, and team communication can be challenging. Our aim is to combine information from multiple monitoring and therapeutic devices in a mobile application, the VitalPAD , to improve the efficiency of clinical decision-making, communication, and thereby patient safety...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
Tania Gutiérrez Panchana, Viviane Hidalgo Cabalín
BACKGROUND: The use of measurement instruments has become a major issue in physical therapy, but their use in daily practice is rare. The aim of this paper is to describe adherence to standardized assessments by physical therapists using a complexity-based model for categorizing rehabilitation (CMCR) at the Clínica Alemana of Santiago, an acute hospital in Chile. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used 145,968 participant records that were stored in the inpatient database between July 2011 and December 2015...
March 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Bridgette Kram, Kylie M Weigel, Michelle Kuhrt, Daniel L Gilstrap
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the proportion of patients receiving a hospital discharge prescription for a scheduled enteral opioid following initiation as a weaning strategy from a continuous opioid infusion in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Five adult ICUs at a large, quaternary care academic medical center. PATIENTS: Endotracheally intubated, opioid-naive adults receiving a continuous opioid infusion with a concomitant scheduled enteral opioid initiated...
January 2018: Journal of Opioid Management
Hugh Davies, Gavin D Leslie, David Morgan, Geoff J Dobb
BACKGROUND: The risk of fluid overload and mortality is increased in patients with severe acute kidney injury. Charting of daily fluid balance is a key component of fluid assessment but not without problems affecting accuracy. The introduction of electronic bed scales has made routine patient-weighing easier and focused attention on monitoring fluid-related weight changes. OBJECTIVES: This paper investigated the frequency of compliance in weighing patients daily using electronic bed scales and evaluated the relationship between calculated fluid balance and body weight changes in patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)...
March 1, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
Uyanga Adam, Helmut Habazettl, Katharina Graefe, Hermann Kuppe, Maximilian Wundram, Stephan Dominik Kurz
OBJECTIVES: Acute Type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) and the ensuing surgical therapy may be experienced as a traumatic event by patients. This study aimed at analysing the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the physical and mental well-being of survivors of surgically treated ATAAD. METHODS: A total of 393 survivors were contacted and asked to fill in various health questionnaires. RESULTS: Two hundred and ten (53%) patients returned the questionnaires...
February 20, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Christopher M Wilson, Christina L Mitchell, Katherine M Hebert
Cerebellar stroke increases the risk of extensive physical disability and long-term institutionalization. The purpose of this case report is to describe the 14-month longitudinal rehabilitation management and outcomes from the intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient care of a patient after cerebellar stroke. A goal of this case report is to provide rehabilitation clinicians with a long-term perspective and understanding of the course of recovery for a patient after cerebellar cerebrovascular accident or related injury...
December 14, 2017: Curēus
Marc Turon, Sol Fernández-Gonzalo, Candelaria de Haro, Rudys Magrans, Josefina López-Aguilar, Lluís Blanch
Critical illness may lead to significant long-term neurological morbidity and patients frequently develop neuropsychological disturbances including acute delirium or memory impairment after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a risk factor to the development of adverse neurocognitive outcomes. Patients undergoing MV for long periods present neurologic impairment with memory and cognitive alteration. Delirium is considered an acute form of brain dysfunction and its prevalence rises in mechanically ventilated patients...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Alessandra Fabiane Lago, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza, João Santana da Silva, Anibal Basile-Filho, Ada Clarice Gastaldi
INTRODUCTION: Septic shock is a potentially fatal organ dysfunction caused by an imbalance of the host response to infection. The changes in microcirculation during sepsis can be explained by the alterations in the endothelial barrier function. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a potential recovery index of endothelial function and it an increase in response to neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) was demonstrated. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the effects of NMES in patients with septic shock...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ahmad Mursel Anam, Raihan Rabbani, Farzana Shumy
We report a case of spontaneous calf muscle haematoma, formed during the recovery phase of dengue haemorrhagic fever, which, to the best of our knowledge, has never been encountered before. A 45-year-old man presented with features of severe dengue and got admitted to our intensive care unit. He was treated with intravenous fluid therapy and supportive measures, and gradually improved, initially. However, during the recovery phase, he suddenly developed painful left calf, which was found tender, hot and swollen on physical examination...
January 26, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Abhishek Makkar, Mike McCoy, Gene Hallford, Marilyn Escobedo, Edgardo Szyld
BACKGROUND: More than 90% of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the United States are in urban areas, denying rural residents' easy NICU access. Telemedicine use for patient contact and management, although studied in adults and children, is understudied in neonates. A hybrid telemedicine system, with 24/7 neonatal nurse practitioner coverage and with a neonatologist physically present 3 days per week and telemedicine coverage the remaining days, was recently implemented at Comanche County Memorial Hospital's (CCMH) Level II NICU...
January 3, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Audrey M Johnson, Angela N Henning, Peter E Morris, Alejandro G Villasante Tezanos, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden
Significant variability exists in physical therapy early mobilization practice. The frequency of physical therapy or early mobilization of patients in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit and its effect on length of stay has not been investigated. The goal of our research was to examine variables that influence physical therapy evaluation and treatment in the intensive care unit using a retrospective chart review. Patients (n = 2568) were categorized and compared based on the most common diagnoses or surgical procedures...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
Felipe Martínez, Ana María Donoso, Carla Marquez, Eduardo Labarca
BACKGROUND: Delirium is common among the critically ill. Nonpharmacologic interventions are reportedly effective in reducing incident delirium, but limited data specific to this population exist. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and describe the implementation strategy of a multicomponent intervention to prevent delirium in an intensive care unit. METHODS: A before-and-after study was conducted in an intensive care unit between May 2014 through August 2015...
December 2017: Critical Care Nurse
Thomas Bein, Steffen Weber-Carstens, Christian Apfelbacher
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current research data on long-term outcome and health-related quality of life in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and to compare these findings with those from non-ARDS patients surviving critical illness. RECENT FINDINGS: Between 6 months and 2 years after discharge from ICU, survivors of ARDS present with substantial impairments of the levels of body function (muscle strength, walking capacity and/or physical activity (physical SF-36 score)...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Melissa D Smith, Michele Barletta, Courtni N Young, Erik H Hofmeister
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of intraoperative anesthetic variables on the length of hospitalization, cost of care and mortality in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. ANIMALS: A total of 235 dogs undergoing general anesthesia. METHODS: Medical records of dogs undergoing general anesthesia between 2007 and 2014 at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital were reviewed. Data collected included demographic data, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status, type and duration of anesthesia, hemodynamic variables, temperature, ventilation, fluid therapy and adjunctive drugs administered...
November 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Amaro Afrânio de Araújo-Filho, Manoel Luiz de Cerqueira-Neto, Lucas de Assis Pereira Cacau, Géssica Uruga Oliveira, Telma Cristina Fontes Cerqueira, Valter Joviniano de Santana-Filho
OBJECTIVE: During cardiac surgery, several factors contribute to the development of postoperative pulmonary complications. Non-invasive ventilation is a promising therapeutic tool for improving the functionality of this type of patient. The aim of this study is to evaluate the functional capacity and length of stay of patients in a nosocomial intensive care unit who underwent prophylactic non-invasive ventilation after heart valve replacement. METHOD: The study was a controlled clinical trial, comprising 50 individuals of both sexes who were allocated by randomization into two groups with 25 patients in each group: the control group and experimental group...
October 2017: Clinics
Kate Hayes, Carol L Hodgson, Vincent A Pellegrino, Greg Snell, Benjamin Tarrant, Louise M Fuller, Anne E Holland
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a rescue therapy before and after lung transplantation, but little is known about functional recovery or complications after ECMO in this cohort. This study aimed to describe early physical function and leg complications in subjects who received ECMO before or after lung transplantation, and to compare functional outcomes to a matched cohort of subjects who did not require ECMO. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted over 2 years...
October 31, 2017: Respiratory Care
C J Wusthoff, C L Clark, H C Glass, T K Shimotake, J Schulman, S L Bonifacio
OBJECTIVE: Although hospitals increasingly offer therapeutic hypothermia (TH), there is variable implementation of related services. We assessed current practices and opinions regarding what services should be required of centers providing TH in California. STUDY DESIGN: We surveyed neonatal intensive care unit physicians statewide regarding practices and opinions about services related to TH. RESULTS: Of the 50 participating centers (47% response rate), 66% offer TH...
January 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Emmanuel Edusei, Kelvin Y Kim, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Stephen Yu, David Steiger, James D Slover
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of neurocognitive dysfunction (NCD) and its effects on postoperative outcomes have not been well characterized following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) population. This study aims at better understand this relationship. METHODS: Patients were evaluated for neurocognitive function using the grooved pegboard test for the dominant (PEG-D) and nondominant hand (PEG-N), and the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT). The patient scores for each test was compared to age-controlled normative values in order to identify NCD...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
Shameen Salam, Robert Kotloff, Puneet Garcha, Sudhir Krishnan, Dhruv Joshi, Patrick Grady, Abhijit Duggal
Venovenous 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, intensive care unit-acquired weakness, and high short-term mortality associated with ARDS are all significant hurdles that make lung transplantation a difficult prospect to consider...
September 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Volha Dziadzko, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Margaret M Johnson, Ognjen Gajic, Lioudmila V Karnatovskaia
OBJECTIVE: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which encompasses profound psychological morbidity, affects many survivors of critical illness. We hypothesize that acute psychological stress during the intensive care unit (ICU) confinement likely contributes to PICS. In order to develop strategies that mitigate PICS associated psychological morbidity, it is paramount to first characterize acute ICU psychological stress and begin to understand its causative and protective factors. METHODS: A structured interview study was administered to adult critical illness survivors who received ≥48h of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical ICUs of a tertiary care center, and their families...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
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