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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158937/connatal-urinary-ascites-in-a-female-preterm
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Barbara Brunner, Elisabeth Ralser, Elisabeth D'Costa, Kathrin Maurer, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Elke Griesmaier
Background: Connatal urinary ascites is rare in females without associated malformations and occurs following bladder rupture. Case Presentation: A female very preterm was delivered by caesarean section because of abnormal Doppler findings. The mother suffered from viral pneumonia requiring intensive care in the third trimester of pregnancy. Serial fetal ultrasound examinations showed a megacystis and ascites. Postnatally, pronounced isolated ascites was drained and its urinary nature was confirmed...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158684/right-and-left-ventricular-function-in-hospitalized-children-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Thorsten Horter, Britt Nakstad, Omid Ashtari, Anne Lee Solevåg
Background: Extrapulmonary manifestations including cardiac dysfunction have been demonstrated in children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection requiring intensive care. The aim of this study was to examine cardiac function in hospitalized children with moderate RSV infection admitted to a regular pediatric ward. Methods: We used echocardiography to determine cardiac output, and right and left ventricular function in 26 patients (aged 2 weeks to 24 months) with RSV infection...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151423/-guiding-significance-of-diaphragm-function-evaluation-in-ventilation-weaning
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Jieying Luo, Xiaotong Han, Maiying Fan, Hui Wen, Jing Xu, Yanfang Pei, Ying Huang
Diaphragm dysfunction is common in clinical work, which is a frequently important cause of ventilation weaning failure ignored by clinicians. Assessing diaphragmatic function while weaning helps early detection and prevention of weaning failure, so as to improve the clinical outcome of patients on mechanical ventilation (MV). Reviewing studies of diaphragmatic function evaluation in weaning, we can find that assessing diaphragmatic function during weaning can help guide weaning. Weaning predictors including pressure index, electrophysiological index and morphological index, among which bedside ultrasound as a morphological index is widely used in intensive care unit (ICU), which is simple, non-invasive, and easy to operate...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149961/practice-variation-in-the-immediate-postoperative-care-of-pediatric-kidney-transplantation-a-national-survey
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S Abu-Sultaneh, M J Hobson, A C Wilson, W C Goggins, M E Nitu, R Lutfi
INTRODUCTION: Advances in organ allocation, surgical technique, immunosuppression, and long-term follow-up have led to a significant improvement in kidney transplant outcomes. Although there are clear recommendations for several aspects of kidney transplant management, there are no pediatric-specific guidelines for immediate postoperative care. The aim of this survey is to examine practice variations in the immediate postoperative care of pediatric kidney transplant patients. METHODS: We surveyed medical directors of Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI)-affiliated pediatric intensive care units regarding center-specific immediate postoperative management of pediatric kidney transplantation...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148002/targeting-zero-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
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Daniele G Biasucci, Mauro Pittiruti, Alessandra Taddei, Enzo Picconi, Alessandro Pizza, Davide Celentano, Marco Piastra, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giorgio Conti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new three-component 'bundle' for insertion and management of centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs), designed to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in critically ill children. METHODS: Our 'bundle' has three components: insertion, management, and education. Insertion and management recommendations include: skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine; maximal barrier precautions; ultrasound-guided venipuncture; tunneling of the catheter when a long indwelling time is expected; glue on the exit site; sutureless securement; use of transparent dressing; chlorhexidine sponge dressing on the 7th day; neutral displacement needle-free connectors...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143503/-lung-and-pleural-space-ultrasonography-for-pulmonologist
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Leslie Noirez, Laurent P Nicod
In the past twenty years ultrasound has been the subject of renewed interest in lung exploration in the broad sense. The necessity of accessing a means of rapid exploration at the bed of the patient in a critical situation has led to the development of a pleuro-pulmonary ultrasound semiology to make it a diagnostic tool of choice which exceeds the strict framework intensive care units and emergency services. With the diagnosis of thoracic tumors or the exploration of interstitial syndromes, it tends to integrate more into the daily practice of the pulmonologist...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137035/enteral-nutrition-tube-placement-assisted-by-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-novel-method-for-quality-improvement
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Gang Li, Yiyuan Pan, Jing Zhou, Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li
To evaluate the effect of a novel procedure using real-time ultrasonography to assist nasojejunal tube placement at bedside in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP).Single center, prospective descriptive study in a 15-bed surgery intensive care unit of a university hospital. Thirty SAP patients were enrolled. The whole procedure of placing nasojejunal tube was performed by a single physician, who places nasojejunal tube at the bedside and performs ultrasonography to guide the tube positioning. The final nasojejunal tube position was confirmed by abdominal radiograph...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123606/evaluation-of-a-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-for-indonesian-physicians-taught-by-first-year-medical-students
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Jonathan B Lee, Christina Tse, Thomas Keown, Michael Louthan, Christopher Gabriel, Alexander Anshus, Bima Hasjim, Katrina Lee, Esther Kim, Luke Yu, Allen Yu, Shadi Lahham, Steven Bunch, Maili Alvarado, Abdulatif Gari, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term efficacy of a 4-week ultrasound curriculum taught by American first-year medical students to general practitioners working in public health care clinics, or puskesmas, in Bandung, Indonesia. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study of Indonesian health care practitioners from public clinics in Bandung, Indonesia. These practitioners were enrolled in a 4-week ultrasound training course taught by first-year American medical students...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117819/role-of-ultrasound-in-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-in-neonates-a-review
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Deepak Sharma, Seyyed Ahmad Tabatabaii, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Tracheal intubation is a commonly done procedure in neonatal intensive care unit and delivery room during resuscitation. The confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) position should be done quickly as tube malposition is associated with various serious adverse outcomes like hypoxemia, right upper lobe collapse, atelectasis, air leak syndromes and esophageal intubation. ETT position can be confirmed by various methods like clinical sign, chest radiography, capnography, external digital tracheal palpation, ultrasonography (USG), respiratory function monitor, video-laryngoscope and fiberoptic devices...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
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James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108135/regimens-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-twin-pregnancies-for-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jane G Woolcock, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Increased ultrasound surveillance of twin pregnancies has become accepted practice due to the higher risk of complications. There is no current consensus however as to the method and frequency of ultrasound monitoring that constitutes optimal care. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of different types and frequency of ultrasound surveillance for women with a twin pregnancy on neonatal, fetal and maternal outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098114/high-frequency-ultrasound-obtaining-optimal-images-and-the-effect-of-image-artifacts-on-image-quality
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Ruth S Burk, Mary Jo Grap, Valentina Lucas, Cindy L Munro, Paul A Wetzel, Christine M Schubert
Objective: High-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) images are being researched for use in the prevention, detection, and monitoring of pressure injuries in patients at risk. This seminal longitudinal study in mechanically ventilated adults describes image quality, the incidence of image artifacts, and their effect on image quality in critically ill subjects. Approach: Mechanically ventilated subjects from three adult intensive care units were enrolled, and multiple sacral images from each subject were obtained daily...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094269/hemorrhagic-shock-due-to-bleeding-from-an-arteriovenous-fistula-after-allograft-biopsy-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Akihiro Ryuge, Masahiko Yazawa, Kazuki Kitajima, Ryuto Nakazawa, Hideo Sasaki, Tatsuya Chikaraishi, Yugo Shibagaki
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after allograft biopsy occurs in 1.6-8.3% of kidney transplant patients and most cases remain asymptomatic. Here, we report a case of hemorrhagic shock in a kidney transplant recipient following bleeding from an AVF after graft biopsy. Immediate intensive care including angiographic embolization saved the patient and the allograft. A 62-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease caused by diabetic nephropathy underwent ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. No complications occurred in the early postoperative period...
November 1, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078131/neuromuscular-electrophysiological-disorders-and-muscle-atrophy-in-mechanically-ventilated-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-new-insights-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paulo Eugênio Silva, Vinicius Maldaner, Luciana Vieira, Karina Livino de Carvalho, Hedian Gomes, Priscilla Melo, Nicolas Babault, Gerson Cipriano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether the muscular changes in mechanically-ventilated traumatic brain injury patients (TBI) are only associated with disuse or additionally to neuromuscular electrophysiological disorders (NED). The correlation between muscle atrophy and NED may affect functional outcomes and rehabilitation programs significantly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study was performed to investigate the presence of NED and muscle atrophy in TBI patients undergoing mechanical ventilation...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063873/future-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-personalized-management-of-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Marie Ooi, An Phan, Nam Q Nguyen
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is aggressive and lethal with the majority of cases presenting with advanced unresectable disease due to delayed diagnosis. Despite improvement in surgery, chemotherapies, and intensive care medicine, the outcome of PDAC remains poor, which may relate to the tumor biology. Recent data suggest that PDAC is a "systemic cancer" with complex molecular or genomics derangement with marked heterogeneity. The ability to characterize the PDAC better by detailed evaluation of tissue biomarkers or genomics allows for improved prediction of prognosis and stratification of treatment, a concept known as "personalized cancer therapy...
September 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063125/-structured-bedside-ultrasound-in-intensive-care-medicine
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D Hempel, R Pfister, G Michels
The so-called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is of increasing importance for diagnostics and therapy control in intensive care medicine. Based on focused thorax sonography, echocardiography, and abdominal sonography, the most important working and differential diagnoses can be demonstrated or excluded depending on the leading symptom. Sonographic-based algorithms allow a structured evaluation especially of patients with the common leading symptoms dyspnea and thoracic pain.
November 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060774/regression-based-noninvasive-estimation-of-intracranial-pressure
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Andrea Fanelli, Frederick W Vonberg, Rohan Jaishankar, Syed M Imaduddin, Robert C Tasker, Thomas Heldt
Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is indicated in patients with a variety of conditions affecting the brain and cerebrospinal fluid space. The measurement of ICP, however, is highly invasive as it requires placement of a catheter in the brain tissue or cerebral ventricular spaces. Several noninvasive techniques have been proposed to overcome this issue, and one class of approaches is based on analyzing cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) and arterial blood pressure (ABP) waveforms to infer ICP. Here, we analyze a physiologic model linking ICP to CBFV and ABP and present a regression-based approach to estimating ICP...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057120/ivc-measurements-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-renal-failure
#19
Rami Jambeih, Jean I Keddissi, Houssein A Youness
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inferior vena cava (IVC) measurement by bedside ultrasound (US-IVC) predicts improvement in renal function in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Medical intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 33 patients with AKI were included. INTERVENTION: US-IVC was done on admission. The patients' management was done by the primary teams, who were unaware of the US-IVC findings...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054229/complications-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Hiromi Oda, Hideki Motoyama, Masatsugu Hamaji, Toshi Menju, Akihiro Aoyama, Toshihiko Sato, Makoto Sonobe, Hiroshi Date
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is considered useful for the staging and diagnosis of lung cancer or thoracic lymph node enlargement; however, little is known about its complications. Between July 2009 and November 2016, 413 patients underwent EBUS-TBNA, and four complications (0.97%) occurred. Here we report four cases involving complications of EBUS-TBNA, including mediastinitis (n = 2), obstructive pneumonia (n = 1), and airway obstruction requiring admission to the intensive care unit (n = 1)...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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