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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076607/vascular-access-the-impact-of-ultrasonography
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Carlos Eduardo Saldanha de Almeida
Vascular punctures are often necessary in critically ill patients. They are secure, but not free of complications. Ultrasonography enhances safety of the procedure by decreasing puncture attempts, complications and costs. This study reviews important publications and the puncture technique using ultrasound, bringing part of the experience of the intensive care unit of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (SP), Brazil, and discussing issues that should be considered in future studies. RESUMO Punções vasculares são muitas vezes necessárias em pacientes gravemente enfermos...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074819/percutaneous-tracheostomy
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REVIEW
Chitra Mehta, Yatin Mehta
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a commonly performed procedure in critically sick patients. It can be safely performed bedside by intensivists.This has resulted in decline in the use of surgical tracheostomy in intensive care unit (ICU) except in few selected cases. Most common indication of tracheostomy in ICU is need for prolonged ventilation. About 10% of patients requiring at least 3 days of mechanical ventilator support get tracheostomised during ICU stay. The ideal timing of PDT remains undecided at present...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072959/-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hemorrhage-of-the-newborn-infants-using-lung-ultrasonography
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J Liu, W Fu, S W Chen, Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the accuracy and reliability of lung ultrasound in diagnosis of pulmonary hemorrhage of the newborn infants. Method: From January 2014 to May 2016, 142 neonates from the Army General Hospital of the Chinese PLA were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups: a study group of 42 neonates, who were diagnosed with pulmonary hemorrhage according to their medical history, clinical manifestations and chest X-ray findings, and a control group of 100 neonates with no lung disease...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066904/implementing-point-of-care-ultrasonography-of-the-heart-and-lungs-in-an-anesthesia-department
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M T Bøtker, M L Vang, T Grøfte, H Kirkegaard, C A Frederiksen, E Sloth
BACKGROUND: Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) of the heart and lungs requires image acquisition skills among providers. We aimed to determine the effect of POCUS implementation using a systematic education program on image acquisition skills and subsequent use and barriers in a department of anesthesiology. METHODS: Twenty-five anesthesiologists underwent a systematic education program in POCUS during the fall of 2012. A POCUS expert evaluated images from baseline and evaluation examinations performed on two healthy individuals as useful or not useful for clinical interpretation...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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REVIEW
Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031845/dengue-shock-syndrome
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Mona Sepehrar, Shiva Kumar Bangalore Raja, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju, Mounica Kumbhat, Deepak Sathyanarayana, Siddharth Gummadi, Hemanth Kumar Burra
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) tropical disease in humans affecting 50-528 million people worldwide. The acute abdominal complications of dengue fever are acute appendicitis, acute pancreatitis, acute acalculous cholecystitis and non-specific peritonitis. Acute pancreatitis with new onset diabetes in dengue shock syndrome (DSS) is very rarely reported. We describe a case of 30-year-old man admitted in intensive care unit and was diagnosed with DSS with RT-PCR, NS1 antigen and dengue IgM antibody being positive...
November 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031086/respiratory-and-cardiac-characteristics-of-icu-patients-aged-90-years-and-older-a-report-of-12-cases
#7
Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Quan-Hui Yang
Objective To investigate the respiratory and cardiac characteristics of elderly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.Methods Twelve senior ICU patients aged 90 years and older were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively collected all patients' clinical data through medical record review. The basic demographics, primary cause for admission, the condition of respiratory and circulatory support, as well as prognosis were recorded. Shock patients and pneumonia patients were specifically analyzed in terms of clinical manifestations, laboratory variables, echocardiography, and lung ultrasound Results...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028552/venous-thromboembolic-events-in-critically-ill-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Markus B Skrifvars, Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Presneill, Craig French, Alistair Nichol, Lorraine Little, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Huet, Samir Haddad, Yaseen Arabi, Colin McArthur, D James Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence, risk factors, prophylactic treatment and impact on mortality for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A post hoc analysis of the erythropoietin in traumatic brain injury (EPO-TBI) trial that included twice-weekly lower limb ultrasound screening. Venous thrombotic events were defined as ultrasound-proven proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or clinically detected pulmonary embolism (PE)...
December 27, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017278/three-dimensional-transoesophageal-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study-of-ultrasound-versus-the-thermodilution-method
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Nadjib Hammoudi, Guillaume Hékimian, Florent Laveau, Marc Achkar, Richard Isnard, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) is a new noninvasive tool for quantitative assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction. AIM: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of 3D-TOE for the estimation of cardiac output (CO), using transpulmonary thermodilution with the Pulse index Contour Continuous Cardiac Output (PiCCO) system as the reference method, in intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
December 21, 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998838/emergency-percutaneous-implantation-of-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-the-catheterisation-laboratory
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Tomaz Goslar, Rihard Knafelj, Peter Radsel, Misa Fister, Alenka Golicnik, Klemen Steblovnik, Vojka Gorjup, Marko Noc
AIMS: Our aim was to describe our protocol for emergency percutaneous implantation of femoral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) in the catheterisation laboratory and to compare its effectiveness and safety with implantation in the intensive care unit and the operating room. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our retrospective observational study enrolled 56 consecutive patients undergoing VA ECMO implantation in the catheterisation laboratory (n=23), the intensive care unit (n=8) and the operating room (n=25)...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988905/intestinal-lesion-in-a-dog-due-to-cryptococcus-gattii-type-vgii-and-review-of-published-cases-of-canine-gastrointestinal-cryptococcosis
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Daniel Paiva Barros de Abreu, Carlos Henrique Machado, Mário Tatsuo Makita, Camila Flávia Magalhães Botelho, Fernanda Gomes Oliveira, Cristiano Chaves Pessoa da Veiga, Marilena Dos Anjos Martins, Francisco de Assis Baroni
Cryptococcosis is a mycosis caused by yeasts of genus Cryptococcus, mainly the species C. neoformans and C. gattii that can affect humans and animals. These yeasts are widely distributed in the environment and are typically associated with avian droppings and decaying wood. Most infections are related to the respiratory tract, but the central nervous system and cutaneous lesions are also reported in the literature. The present report is a case of cryptococcosis in an 18-month-old unspayed female English Bulldog with the main complaint of weight loss and diarrhea...
December 17, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979492/blood-volume-measured-by-ultrasound-and-radioisotope-dilution-in-critically-ill-subjects
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Sho Furuta, David S Inouye, Michael S Hayashi, Danny M Takanishi, Mihae Yu
BACKGROUND: Accurate bedside assessment of circulating blood volume (BV) continues to challenge clinicians in their attempt to implement goal-directed therapy in the critically ill subject. The aim of this investigation was to comparatively evaluate BV measurements obtained by ultrasound and radioisotope dilution methodologies in adult subjects admitted to a surgical intensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty subjects with concurrent central venous catheters and peripheral arterial lines underwent measurement of BV using both ultrasound and radioisotope dilution (BV-RD) methods...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974939/prenatal-ultrasound-diagnosis-and-pregnancy-outcome-of-umbilical-cord-knot-debate-regarding-ethical-aspects-of-a-series-of-cases
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Bohîlțea Re, Turcan N, Cîrstoiu M
True umbilical cord knot appears to be a relatively common complication that occurs in 0.3%-1.3% of all pregnancies and it is correlated with an increased incidence of SGA infants, premature birth, need for neonatal intensive care and fetal death. The aim of the article was to evaluate the incidence of the true umbilical cord knot in the University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, for a period of 5 years and its association with premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score at 1 minute and the need for neonatal intensive care...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942518/lost-wire-ultrasound-can-find-it-for-you
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Faisal Siddiqui, Santosh Nepal, Susanti Ie, Sameh Aziz
The use of ultrasound (US) in clinical practice is becoming increasingly popular. This unique case highlights the importance of this technology in management of a complication arising from a central line placement in an intensive care unit (ICU).
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942470/basal-ganglia-perfusion-using-dynamic-color-doppler-sonography-in-infants-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-receiving-therapeutic-hypothermia-a-pilot-study
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Ricardo Faingold, Guilherme Cassia, Linda Morneault, Christine Saint-Martin, Guilherme Sant'Anna
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cerebral perfusion of the basal ganglia in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) receiving hypothermia using dynamic color Doppler sonography (CDS) and investigate for any correlation between these measurements and survival. METHODS: Head ultrasound (HUS) was performed with a 9S4 MHz sector transducer in HIE infants submitted to hypothermia as part of their routine care. Measurements of cerebral perfusion intensity (CPI) with an 11LW4 MHz linear array transducer were performed to obtain static images and DICOM color Doppler videos of the blood flow in the basal ganglia area...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941574/comparison-between-retrograde-and-antegrade-peripheral-venous-cannulation-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-assessment-of-thrombus-formation
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Ahmed Abdelaal Ahmed Mahmoud, Hassan Ismail El-Shafei, Hany Mahmoud Yassin, Mohamed Adly Elramely, Mohamed Mohamed Abdelhaq, Hany Wafiq El Kady, Wael Nabil Fahemy Awada
BACKGROUND: Antegrade cannulation of peripheral veins is the usual practice. Blood stasis between a catheter and the wall of the vein or at its tip in addition to catheter-induced phlebitis may initiate a thrombosis. The use of retrograde ventriculojugular shunts against the direction of the blood flow with resultant decrease in the incidence of venous thrombosis encouraged us to compare retrograde versus conventional antegrade peripheral venous cannulation. METHODS: Monocentric, nonblinded, prospective observational cohort of 40 intensive care unit patients receiving 2 peripheral venous catheters in upper limbs, 1 inserted in the direction of blood flow (antegrade cannula) and the other inserted in an opposite direction to blood flow (retrograde cannula)...
December 8, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929389/diaphragm-dysfunction-diagnostic-approaches-and-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Martin Dres
The diaphragm is the main inspiratory muscle, and its dysfunction can lead to significant adverse clinical consequences. The aim of this review is to provide clinicians with an overview of the main causes of uni- and bi-lateral diaphragm dysfunction, explore the clinical and physiological consequences of the disease on lung function, exercise physiology and sleep and review the available diagnostic tools used in the evaluation of diaphragm function. A particular emphasis is placed on the clinical significance of diaphragm weakness in the intensive care unit setting and the use of ultrasound to evaluate diaphragmatic action...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925080/technological-innovation-for-peripheral-venipuncture-ultrasound-training
#18
Andrey Maciel de Oliveira, Mitzy Tannia Reichembach Danski, Edivane Pedrolo
Objective: to evaluate the training of nurses in the use of ultrasound in peripheral venipuncture. Method: descriptive research of quantitative approach performed with nurses as part of an analytical cross-sectional study in two patient care centers: an intensive care unit and an adult emergency center. Results: the results showed contributions of training for professional skill and visibility of nurses, requiring, however, more time for complete assimilation of this technological innovation as a safer clinical practice...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
#19
Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915382/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-in-patients-with-refractory-glaucoma
#20
Giuseppe Giannaccare, A Vagge, C Gizzi, A Bagnis, S Sebastiani, C Del Noce, M Fresina, C E Traverso, E C Campos
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound coagulation of the ciliary body in refractory glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective multicenter interventional study was conducted in two Italian university-affiliated glaucoma centers: St. Orsola-Malpighi Teaching Hospital (Bologna, Italy) and University Eye Clinic of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). The main inclusion criterion was the diagnosis of glaucoma with a baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 21 mmHg while on maximum topical and systemic medical hypotensive treatment...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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