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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331796/determination-of-meropenem-in-endotracheal-tubes-by-in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction-coupled-to-capillary-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection
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L Hakobyan, J Pla Tolos, Y Moliner-Martinez, C Molins-Legua, Jesús Ruiz Ramos, M Gordon, Paula Ramirez-Galleymore, P Campins-Falco
Meropenem is a widely used antimicrobial for the treatment of infections associated with the use of invasive medical devices in intensive care unit patients. These treatments are not always effective, in fact, in-vitro studies have demonstrated the difficulty of antimicrobials to penetrate into the biofilm, however in-vivo studies of the effect of these compounds is a trend, mostly because of the complexity of pulmonary samples extracted from ETTs. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate in-tube solid phase microextraction (in-tube SPME) coupled to capillary liquid chromatography (CapLC) with DAD to determine meropenem in ETTs in order to estimate the penetration capability into the biofilm...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329527/emotional-and-cognitive-experiences-during-the-time-of-diagnosis-and-decision-making-following-a-prenatal-diagnosis-a-qualitative-study-of-males-presented-with-congenital-heart-defect-in-the-fetus-carried-by-their-pregnant-partner
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Tommy Carlsson, Elisabet Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Expectant fathers consider the second-trimester obstetric ultrasound examination as an important step towards parenthood, but are ill prepared for a detection of a fetal anomaly. Inductive research is scarce concerning their experiences and needs for support. Consequently, the aim of this study was to explore the emotional and cognitive experiences, during the time of diagnosis and decision-making, among males presented with congenital heart defect in the fetus carried by their pregnant partner...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322352/supraclavicular-catheterization-of-the-brachiocephalic-vein-a-way-to-prevent-or-reduce-catheter-maintenance-related-complications-in-children
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Flora Habas, Julien Baleine, Christophe Milési, Clémentine Combes, Marie-Noëlle Didelot, Sara Romano-Bertrand, Delphine Grau, Sylvie Parer, Catherine Baud, Gilles Cambonie
Placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) in the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) via the ultrasound (US)-guided supraclavicular approach was recently described in children. We aimed to determine the CVC maintenance-related complications at this site compared to the others (i.e., the femoral, the subclavian, and the jugular). We performed a retrospective data collection of prospectively registered data on CVC in young children hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) during a 4-year period (May 2011 to May 2015)...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313120/significance-of-hyperechoic-marks-observed-during-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules
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Brian H H Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between the appearance of hyperechoic marks (HEMs) during high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of benign thyroid nodules and nodule shrinkage at 6 months. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six patients who underwent HIFU for benign thyroid nodule were analysed. An independent person carefully examined the B-mode ultrasonography screen for the appearance of HEMs after each pulse. The proportion of HEMs (%) was calculated by: [(Number of pulses that resulted in HEMs) / (Total number of pulses given per treatment) × 100] while the nodule shrinkage was measured by volume reduction ratio (VRR) = [Baseline volume-volume at 6 months]/[Baseline volume] * 100...
January 8, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310371/treatment-of-cornual-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-adenomyosis-by-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-a-case-report
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Lixia Yu, Linying Xu, Xiaoyan Xu
RATIONALE: Cornual ectopic pregnancy in adenomyosis patients is a rare clinical condition, which may require careful approach for accurate diagnosis and treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old woman presented with amenorrhea for 8 weeks and serum HCG levels of 1455 mmol/L. The B ultrasound showed an endometrial thickness of 1.7 cm, and the presence of a cystic structure (16 6 mm) at the right uterine horn. Color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI) accurately detected and confirmed the position of the cystic structure with its clear boundaries...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303294/-ultrasound-examination-of-the-chest-in-the-hands-of-the-clinical-physician
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Vratislav Sedlák, Vladimír Koblížek, Rastislav Šimek
Implementation of ultrasound into clinical medicine is current trend in many subspecialties of internal medicine. Remarkable development and use of this technology is currently present in intensive care and respiratory medicine. This review summarizes current knowledge and nomenclature of artefacts and findings in clinical chest ultrasound. It describes ultrasound-based approach in a differential diagnostic algorithm of acute severe dyspnoea. Chest ultrasound should be a standard knowledge of chest physician...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284881/postoperative-chylothorax-of-unclear-etiology-in-a-patient-with-right-sided-subclavian-central-venous-catheter-placement
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Samie Asghar, Faisal Shamim
A young male underwent decompressive craniotomy for an intracerebral bleed. A right-sided subclavian central venous catheter was placed in the operating room after induction of anesthesia. Postoperatively, he was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for mechanical ventilation due to low Glasgow coma scale. He had an episode of severe agitation and straining on the tracheal tube in the evening same day. On the 2nd postoperative day in ICU, his airway pressures were high, and chest X-ray revealed massive pleural effusion on right side...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282107/thoracic-ultrasound-for-pleural-effusion-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-narrative-review-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
E Brogi, L Gargani, E Bignami, F Barbariol, A Marra, F Forfori, L Vetrugno
Pleural effusion (PLEFF), mostly caused by volume overload, congestive heart failure, and pleuropulmonary infection, is a common condition in critical care patients. Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) helps clinicians not only to visualize pleural effusion, but also to distinguish between the different types. Furthermore, TUS is essential during thoracentesis and chest tube drainage as it increases safety and decreases life-threatening complications. It is crucial not only during needle or tube drainage insertion, but also to monitor the volume of the drained PLEFF...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277304/the-association-between-pulsatile-portal-flow-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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William Beaubien-Souligny, Roberto Eljaiek, Annik Fortier, Yoan Lamarche, Mark Liszkowski, Josée Bouchard, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: Venous congestion is a possible mechanism leading to acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery. Portal vein flow pulsatility is an echographic marker of cardiogenic portal hypertension and might identify clinically significant organ congestion. This exploratory study aims to assess if the presence of portal flow pulsatility measured by transthoracic echography in the postsurgical intensive care unit is associated with AKI after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274919/use-of-lung-ultrasound-for-the-assessment-of-volume-status-in-ckd
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REVIEW
Adrian Covic, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu
Adequate assessment of fluid status is an imperative objective in the management of all types of patients in cardiology, intensive care, and especially nephrology. Fluid overload is one of the most common modifiable risk factors directly associated with hypertension, heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, and eventually, higher morbidity and mortality risk in these categories of patients. Different methods are commonly used to determine fluid status (eg, clinical assessment, natriuretic peptide concentrations, echocardiography, inferior vena cava measurements, or bioimpedance analysis)...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262441/imaging-in-neurocritical-care-practice
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Craig Williamson, Larry Morgan, Joshua P Klein
The use of neuroimaging in conjunction with serial neurological examinations is a core component of modern neurocritical care practice. Although there is a growing role for other neuromonitoring techniques, the ability to quickly and accurately interpret images in the context of a patient's clinical status arguably remains the indispensable skill for neurocritical care practitioners. Due to its rapid acquisition time and excellent ability to detect intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), cerebral edema, and signs of elevated intracranial pressure, computed tomography (CT) remains the most useful neuroimaging technique for intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
December 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251009/ultrasound-measurement-of-fetal-adrenal-gland-in-fetuses-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-an-early-predictive-method-for-adverse-outcomes
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Zohre Farzad Mohajeri, Soroush Aalipour, Mahdi Sheikh, Masoumeh Shafaat, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Sedigheh Borna, Soghra Khazardoost
OBJECTIVES: Comparing the sonographic measurements of fetal adrenal gland in pregnancies with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) versus healthy controls and to assess whether the changes in adrenal gland measurements could predict adverse pregnancy outcomes in IUGR fetuses. METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated 97 pregnant women (48 with IUGR pregnancies and 49 healthy controls) during their third gestational trimester. All mothers underwent two dimensional ultrasonography of the fetal adrenal gland, and the fetal zone in transverse, sagittal, and coronal planes...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250515/basics-of-functional-echocardiography-in-children-and-neonates
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REVIEW
Cécile Tissot, Vincent Muehlethaler, Nicole Sekarski
Functional echocardiography has become an invaluable tool in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. "Point-of-care," "target," or "focus" echocardiography allows bedside cardiac ultrasound evaluation of the hemodynamic status of the patient, helps in directing treatment, thus improves patients care. In order to be able to perform functional echocardiography, it is essential to understand the principles of ultrasound, to know the echocardiographic equipment and settings necessary to acquire the images...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248322/-can-a-simple-lung-ultrasound-score-predict-length-of-ventilation-for-infants-with-severe-acute-viral-bronchiolitis
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M Taveira, N Yousef, J Miatello, C Roy, C Claude, B Boutillier, C Dubois, A-F Pierre, P Tissières, P Durand
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound (LU) is a bedside point-of-care technique in critical care and emergency medicine. LU is quick and non-irradiating, and provides accurate diagnostic information when compared with chest radiographs. Specific LU signs have been described for bronchiolitis. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between severity of LU-diagnosed lung lesions, using a quantitative LU score, and the length of non-invasive ventilation (LOV) for infants diagnosed with severe viral bronchiolitis...
December 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242058/endovascular-cooling-versus-standard-femoral-catheters-and-intravascular-complications-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Olivier Andremont, Damien du Cheyron, Nicolas Terzi, Cedric Daubin, Amélie Seguin, Xavier Valette, Flore-Anne Lecoq, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Bertrand Sauneuf
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) contributes to improved neurological outcome in adults who have been successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest with shockable rhythm. Endovascular cooling catheters are widely used to induce and maintain targeted temperature in the ICU. The aim of the study was to compare the risk of complications with cooling catheters and standard central venous catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective single-centre cohort study, we included all patients admitted to an intensive care unit for successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest that required endovascular TTM (Coolgard®, Zoll™ Medical corporation, MA, USA), between August 2012 and November 2014, inclusive...
December 11, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241077/pectoral-nerve-blocks-to-improve-analgesia-after-breast-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-trial
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Neethu M, Ravinder Kumar Pandey, Ankur Sharma, Vanlalnghaka Darlong, Jyotsna Punj, Renu Sinha, Preet Mohinder Singh, Nandini Hamshi, Rakesh Garg, Chandralekha Chandralekha, Anurag Srivastava
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided combined pectoral nerve blocks I and II in patients scheduled for surgery for breast cancer. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, control trial. SETTING: Operating rooms in a tertiary care hospital of Northern India. PATIENTS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists status I to II adult women, aged 18-70years were enrolled in this study. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized into two groups (30 patients in each group), PECS (P) group and control (C) group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226740/do-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-diagnosed-with-urinary-tract-infection-need-a-routine-voiding-cystourethrogram
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Dustin D Flannery, Erik Brandsma, Judy Saslow, Amy B Mackley, David A Paul, Zubair H Aghai
OBJECTIVE: To determine if infants diagnosed with urinary tract infection (UTI) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) require a routine voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis from three centers for infants admitted to the NICU born between 2000 and 2013 and diagnosed with UTI. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-six infants from three centers were diagnosed with UTI during their hospitalization. Renal ultrasound (RUS) was performed in 115 infants (91...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216331/combined-short-and-long-axis-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization-is-superior-to-conventional-techniques-a-cross-over-randomized-controlled-manikin-trial
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Jun Takeshita, Kei Nishiyama, Satoru Beppu, Nozomu Sasahashi, Nobuaki Shime
OBJECTIVES: Visualizing the needle tip using the short-axis (SA) ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization approach can be challenging. It has been suggested to start the process with the SA approach and then switch to the long-axis (LA); however, to our knowledge, this combination has not been evaluated. We compared the combined short- and long-axis (SLA) approach with the SA approach in a manikin study. METHODS: We performed a prospective randomized controlled cross-over study in an urban emergency department and intensive care unit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214070/percutaneous-tracheostomy-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ashraf O Rashid, Shaheen Islam
Tracheostomy is a common procedure. It can be done surgically or percutaneously by dilating the stoma using Seldinger technique. Percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) is now routinely performed by surgeons and non-surgeons such as intensivists and anesthesiologists in the intensive care units (ICU) all over the world. Although obesity, emergent tracheostomy, coagulopathy, inability to extend the neck and high ventilator demand (HVD) were initially thought to be a relative contraindication, recent data suggest safety of PT in these patient population...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212080/clinical-evaluation-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-combination-with-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-severe-biliary-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
#20
Qingyun Zhu, Xinting Pan, Yongxian Cao, Hongqiao Wang, Ning Yu, Fuguo Liu, Shigang Yang, Yunlong Wang, Yunbo Sun, Zhengbin Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to report the clinical efficacy of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in combination with ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGD) (CRRT+PTGD) in the treatment of acute severe biliary pancreatitis (ASBP). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2016, 40 cases of patients with ASBP who received routine CRRT (CRRT group) and 40 of those who received CRRT+PTGD (CRRT+PTGD group) at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University (Qingdao, China) were retrospectively reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
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