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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078833/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-treated-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-india
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T T Paary, M S Kalaiselvan, M K Renuka, A S Arunkumar
Introduction: Sepsis is the leading cause of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and is associated with high mortality. Objectives: To identify the incidence, risk factors and outcome of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Methods: A prospective observational study was done in a multidisciplinary ICU over a period of 18 months. We included all adult patients admitted to ICU with features of severe sepsis and septic shock as per SCCM/ACCP guidelines...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057057/is-platelet-transfusion-associated-with-hospital-acquired-infections-in-critically-ill-patients
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Cécile Aubron, Andrew W Flint, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Allen C Cheng, Colin Hegarty, Antony Martinelli, Michael C Reade, Rinaldo Bellomo, Zoe McQuilten
BACKGROUND: Platelets are commonly transfused to critically ill patients. Reports suggest an association between platelet transfusion and infection. However, there is no large study to have determined whether platelet transfusion in critically ill patients is associated with hospital-acquired infection. METHODS: We conducted a multi-centre study using prospectively maintained databases of two large academic intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia. Characteristics of patients who received platelets in ICUs between 2008 and 2014 were compared to those of patients who did not receive platelets...
January 6, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018103/portal-hypertension-in-polycystic-liver-disease-patients-does-not-affect-wait-list-or-immediate-post-liver-transplantation-outcomes
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Neil Rajoriya, Dhiraj Tripathi, Joanna A Leithead, Bridget K Gunson, Sophie Lord, James W Ferguson, Gideon M Hirschfield
AIM: To establish the impact of portal hypertension (PH) on wait-list/post-transplant outcomes in patients with polycystic liver disease (PCLD) listed for liver transplantation. METHODS: A retrospective single-centre case controlled study of consecutive patients listed for liver transplantation over 12 years was performed from our centre. PH in the PCLD cohort was defined by the one or more of following parameters: (1) presence of radiological or endoscopic documented varices from our own centre or the referral centre; (2) splenomegaly (> 11 cm) on radiology in absence of splenic cysts accounting for increased imaging size; (3) thrombocytopenia (platelets < 150 × 10(9)/L); or (4) ascites without radiological evidence of hepatic venous outflow obstruction from a single cyst...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012962/prolonged-infusion-of-sedatives-and-analgesics-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-a-systematic-review-of-pharmacokinetic-data-reporting-and-quality-of-evidence
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Andrew H W Tse, Lowell Ling, Gavin M Joynt, Anna Lee
Although pharmacokinetic (PK) data for prolonged sedative and analgesic agents in intensive care unit (ICU) has been described, the number of publications in this important area appear relatively few, and PK data presented is not comprehensive. Known pathophysiological changes in critically ill patients result in altered drug PK when compared with non-critically ill patients. ClinPK Statement was recently developed to promote consistent reporting in PK studies, however, its applicability to ICU specific PK studies is unclear...
December 21, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993157/early-phase-cumulative-hypotension-duration-and-severe-stage-progression-in-oliguric-acute-kidney-injury-with-and-without-sepsis-an-observational-study
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Junichi Izawa, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Taku Iwami, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, John A Kellum, Takashi Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Managing blood pressure in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could effectively prevent severe-stage progression. However, the effect of hypotension duration in the early phase of AKI remains poorly understood. This study investigated the association between early-phase cumulative duration of hypotension below threshold mean arterial pressure (MAP) and severe-stage progression of oliguric AKI in critically ill patients, and assessed the difference in association with presence of sepsis...
December 19, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984823/hydrochlorothiazide-in-intensive-care-unit-acquired-hypernatremia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marjolein M C O van IJzendoorn, Hanneke Buter, W Peter Kingma, Matty Koopmans, Gerjan Navis, E Christiaan Boerma
PURPOSE: Thiazides are suggested as a treatment for intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired hypernatremia (IAH). The primary aim of the study was reducing serum sodium concentration (sNa) in patients with IAH with hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) in comparison to placebo. Secondary end points were a difference in urine sodium concentration (uNa) and duration of severe IAH. MATERIALS: A monocentric, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 50 patients with IAH and urine potassium + uNa less than sNa in a spot urine sample...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923227/optimal-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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D J Askenazi, Michael Heung, Michael J Connor, Rajit K Basu, Jorge Cerdá, Kent Doi, Jay L Koyner, Azra Bihorac, Ladan Golestaneh, Anitha Vijayan, Mark D Okusa, Sarah Faubel
As advances in Critical Care Medicine continue, critically ill patients are surviving despite the severity of their illness. The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) has increased, and its impact on clinical outcomes as well as medical expenditures has been established. The role, indications and technological advancements of renal replacement therapy (RRT) have evolved, allowing more effective therapies with less complications. With these changes, Critical Care Nephrology has become an established specialty, and ongoing collaborations between critical care physicians and nephrologist have improved education of multi-disciplinary team members and patient care in the ICU...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915328/critical-care-nephrology-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Lilia Rizo-Topete, Claudio Ronco
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious medical condition affecting millions of people. Patients in intensive care unit (ICU) who develop AKI have increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of stay in ICU and hospital and increased costs, especially when they require renal replacement therapy. In the latter case, morbidity and mortality increase further. In order to meet the needs of the critically ill patients, a multidisciplinary care team is required, combining the efforts of physicians and nurses from different disciplines as well as nephrologists and intensivists...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914671/current-practice-in-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-an-epidemiological-multicenter-study
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T M Tomasa Irriguible, J Sabater Riera, E Poch López de Briñas, J Fort Ros, M J Lloret Cora, J Roca Antònio, A Navas Pérez, P Ortiz Ballujera, L Servià Goixart, F J González de Molina Ortiz, C Rovira Anglès, M Rodríguez López, A Roglan Piqueras
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to ascertain the most relevant aspects of the current management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients, and to analyze renal function recovery and mortality in patients undergoing RRT. METHODS: A non-interventional three-month observational study was made in 2012, with a follow-up period of 90 days, in 21 centers in Catalonia (Spain). Demographic information, severity scores and clinical data were obtained, as well as RRT parameters...
November 30, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887981/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-cirrhotic-patient-is-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-enough
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Alagappan Annamalai, Megan Y Harada, Melissa Chen, Tram Tran, Ara Ko, Eric J Ley, Miriam Nuno, Andrew Klein, Nicholas Nissen, Mazen Noureddin
BACKGROUND: Critically ill cirrhotics urgently require liver transplantation but are at high risk for perioperative mortality. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, recently updated to incorporate serum sodium, estimates survival probability in patients with cirrhosis but needs further evaluation in the critically ill. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive power of intensive care unit (ICU) admission MELD scores and identify clinical risk factors associated with increased mortality...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875774/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection
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Alejandro Suarez-de-la-Rica, Víctor Anillo, Ana Montero, Carmen Hernandez-Gancedo, Araceli Lopez-Tofiño, Fernando Gilsanz, Emilio Maseda
PURPOSE: The aim was to determine the factors related to acute kidney injury (AKI) in surgical septic patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection (CIAI) and mortality associated to AKI. METHODS: An observational study was performed in patients with CIAI requiring surgery and ICU admission (June 2011-June 2013). Factors at admission associated with developing of AKI and renal replacement therapy (RRT) and association between mortality and AKI and RRT were studied...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854517/acute-kidney-injury-as-a-risk-factor-for-delirium-and-coma-during-critical-illness
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Edward D Siew, William H Fissell, Christina M Tripp, Jeffrey D Blume, Matthew D Wilson, Amanda J Clark, Andrew J Vincz, E Wesley Ely, Pratik P Pandharipande, Timothy D Girard
RATIONALE: Acute kidney injury may contribute to distant organ dysfunction. Few studies have examined kidney injury as a risk factor for delirium and coma. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether acute kidney injury is associated with delirium and coma in critically ill adults. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study of ICU patients with respiratory failure and/or shock, we examined the association between acute kidney injury and daily mental status using multinomial transition models adjusting for demographics, non-renal organ failure, sepsis, prior mental status, and sedative exposure...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832187/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-infants-and-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sun-Kyung Park, Min Hur, Eunhee Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jung Bo Park, Youngwon Kim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun, Chung Su Kim
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after pediatric cardiac surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Modifiable risk factors for postoperative AKI including perioperative anesthesia-related parameters were assessed. The authors conducted a single-center, retrospective cohort study of 220 patients (aged 10 days to 19 years) who underwent congenital cardiac surgery between January and December 2012. The incidence of AKI within 7 days postoperatively was determined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814776/lower-versus-higher-dose-of-enteral-caloric-intake-in-adult-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdullah Albarrak, Mazen Ferwana, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: There is conflicting evidence about the relationship between the dose of enteral caloric intake and survival in critically ill patients. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to compare the effect of lower versus higher dose of enteral caloric intake in adult critically ill patients on outcome. METHODS: We reviewed MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus from inception through November 2015...
November 4, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778310/the-critical-care-response-to-a-hospital-outbreak-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection-an-observational-study
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Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulaziz S Aldawood, Raymond Khan, Salim Baharoon, John D Alchin, Amal A Matroud, Sameera M Al Johany, Hanan H Balkhy, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused several hospital outbreaks, including a major outbreak at King Abdulaziz Medical City, a 940-bed tertiary-care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (August-September 2015). To learn from our experience, we described the critical care response to the outbreak. METHODS: This observational study was conducted at the Intensive Care Department which covered 5 ICUs with 60 single-bedded rooms. We described qualitatively and, as applicable, quantitatively the response of intensive care services to the outbreak...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761759/caring-for-critically-ill-oldest-old-patients-a-clinical-review
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Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo, Emanuela Landi, Giovanni Carifi, Alfonso Pirone, Antonio Pippo, Immacolata Alviggi, Renato Tizzano, Elisa Salsano, Francesco Di Grezia, Maria Vargas
Despite technological advances, the mortality rate for critically ill oldest old patients remains high. The intensive caring should be able to combine technology and a deep humanity considering that the patients are living the last part of their lives. In addition to the traditional goals of ICU of reducing morbidity and mortality, of maintaining organ functions and restoring health, caring for seriously oldest old patients should take into account their end-of-life preferences, the advance or proxy directives if available, the prognosis, the communication, their life expectancy and the impact of multimorbidity...
October 19, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751369/d-dimer-is-a-predictor-of-28-day-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-receiving-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Jun Lu, Xing Wang, Qiuhua Chen, Mingqi Chen, Lu Cheng, Hua Jiang, Zhiguang Sun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is an important treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU). Nevertheless, the outcome of CRRT remains unclear. It is important to find a useful and easy indicator to predict the prognosis in patients on CRRT treatment. We undertook this study to observe the association between serum D-dimer level and mortality of ICU patients in the treatment of CRRT. METHODS: A total of 149 patients who received CRRT were enrolled in our study...
July 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734109/conservative-fluid-management-or-deresuscitation-for-patients-with-sepsis-or-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-following-the-resuscitation-phase-of-critical-illness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jonathan A Silversides, Emmet Major, Andrew J Ferguson, Emma E Mann, Daniel F McAuley, John C Marshall, Bronagh Blackwood, Eddy Fan
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether a conservative approach to fluid administration or deresuscitation (active removal of fluid using diuretics or renal replacement therapy) is beneficial following haemodynamic stabilisation of critically ill patients. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of conservative or deresuscitative fluid strategies in adults and children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in the post-resuscitation phase of critical illness...
October 12, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730284/quality-indicators-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-crrt-care-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Oleksa G Rewa, Pierre-Marc Villeneuve, Philippe Lachance, Dean T Eurich, Henry T Stelfox, R T Noel Gibney, Lisa Hartling, Robin Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw
OBJECTIVES: Renal replacement therapy is increasingly utilized in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is most common. Despite CRRT being a relatively invasive and resource intensive technology, there remains wide practice variation in its application. This systematic review appraised the evidence for quality indicators (QIs) of CRRT care in critically ill patients. DESIGN: A comprehensive search strategy was developed and performed in five citation databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, and PubMed) and select grey literature sources...
October 11, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709556/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-the-general-icu
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Gaël Piton, Claire Chaignat, Mikhael Giabicani, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Fabienne Tamion, Emmanuel Weiss, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of cirrhotic patients admitted to the ICU is considered to be poor but has been mainly reported in liver ICU. We aimed to describe the prognosis of cirrhotic patients admitted to a general ICU, to assess the predictors of mortality in this population, and, finally, to identify a subgroup of patients in whom intensive care escalation might be discussed. RESULTS: We performed a retrospective monocentric study of all cirrhotic patients consecutively admitted between 2002 and 2014 in a general ICU in a regional university hospital...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
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