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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043834/higher-peep-versus-lower-peep-strategies-for-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Allan J Walkey, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Hannah Wunsch, Maureen O Meade, Elizabeth Uleryk, Dean Hess, Daniel S Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Roy G Brower, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: Higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels may reduce atelectrauma but increase over-distention lung injury. Whether higher PEEP improves clinical outcomes among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes of mechanical ventilation strategies using higher PEEP levels versus lower PEEP strategies in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials investigating mechanical ventilation strategies using higher versus lower PEEP levels...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038412/-effects-of-high-frequency-jet-ventilation-on-respiratory-failure-after-total-arch-replacement-due-to-acute-aortic-dissection-with-morbid-obesity-report-of-a-case
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Motoyuki Kumagai, Junichiro Nishizawa, Kazuhiro Takatoku, Takashi Ohba
A 55-year-old morbidly obese woman [body mass index (BMI) 51.2] developed acute type A aortic dissection, and she also presented with significant hypoxemia and hypercapnia. She underwent a successful emergency total arch replacement, but severe hypoxemia persisted and Pao2/Fio2 lowered to 71.9 mmHg. We therefore applied high frequency jet ventilation (HFJV), which soon improved the hypoxemia without hemodynamic compromise. HFJV was discontinued three days later, when her Pao2/Fio2 improved to 170.0 mmHg. Weaning from the respirator was initiated on postoperative day 13...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037960/effect-of-procalcitonin-guided-antibiotic-treatment-on-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-infections-a-patient-level-meta-analysis
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Philipp Schuetz, Yannick Wirz, Ramon Sager, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Daiana Stolz, Michael Tamm, Lila Bouadma, Charles E Luyt, Michel Wolff, Jean Chastre, Florence Tubach, Kristina B Kristoffersen, Olaf Burkhardt, Tobias Welte, Stefan Schroeder, Vandack Nobre, Long Wei, Heiner C Bucher, Djillali Annane, Konrad Reinhart, Ann R Falsey, Angela Branche, Pierre Damas, Maarten Nijsten, Dylan W de Lange, Rodrigo O Deliberato, Carolina F Oliveira, Vera Maravić-Stojković, Alessia Verduri, Bianca Beghé, Bin Cao, Yahya Shehabi, Jens-Ulrik S Jensen, Caspar Corti, Jos A H van Oers, Albertus Beishuizen, Armand R J Girbes, Evelien de Jong, Matthias Briel, Beat Mueller
BACKGROUND: In February, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the blood infection marker procalcitonin for guiding antibiotic therapy in patients with acute respiratory infections. This meta-analysis of patient data from 26 randomised controlled trials was designed to assess safety of procalcitonin-guided treatment in patients with acute respiratory infections from different clinical settings. METHODS: Based on a prespecified Cochrane protocol, we did a systematic literature search on the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and Embase, and pooled individual patient data from trials in which patients with respiratory infections were randomly assigned to receive antibiotics based on procalcitonin concentrations (procalcitonin-guided group) or control...
October 13, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037221/high-flow-oxygen-via-nasal-cannulae-in-patients-with-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Murdoch Leeies, Eric Flynn, Alexis F Turgeon, Bojan Paunovic, Hal Loewen, Rasheda Rabbani, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Niall D Ferguson, Ryan Zarychanski
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-flow oxygen via nasal cannulae (HFNC) compared to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and/or standard oxygen in patients with acute, hypoxemic respiratory failure. METHODS: We reviewed randomized controlled trials from CENTRAL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Scopus and the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (inception to February 2016), conference proceedings, and relevant article reference lists...
October 16, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034688/end-of-life-characteristics-and-palliative-care-provision-for-patients-with-motor-neuron-disease
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Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Oi Man Iman Chan, Chun Hung Red Chan, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong
Motor neuron disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease and manifested as progressive decline in physical, respiratory, swallowing and communication function, and ultimately death. Traditional model of care was fragmented and did not match with multifacet needs of patients and carers. Furthermore, there could be lack of integrated care at end of life for patients with MND in most lower- and middle-income countries or in places with inadequate palliative care (PC) coverage. In view of this, a special workgroup for patients with MND, which includes neurologist, respiratory physician, rehabilitation specialist, and PC physician was formed in Hong Kong since year 2011...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034094/antibiotic-therapy-supportive-treatment-and-management-of-immunomodulation-inflammation-response-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-review-of-recommendations
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REVIEW
Marco Mantero, Paolo Tarsia, Andrea Gramegna, Sonia Henchi, Nicolò Vanoni, Marta Di Pasquale
Community-acquired pneumonia is a common and serious disease, with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Management and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia are described in three main documents: the 2007 American Thoracic Society guidelines, the 2011 European Respiratory Society guidelines, and the 2009 British Thoracic Society guidelines, updated by the NICE in 2015. Despite the validity of current guidelines in improving prognosis and management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia, not all recommendations have high levels of evidence and there are still some controversial issues...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033412/emergency-caesarean-section-saved-both-an-anti-musk-antibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis-mother-with-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-her-premature-baby
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Yoshiaki Takahashi, Toru Yamashita, Ryuta Morihara, Yumiko Nakano, Kota Sato, Mami Takemoto, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ohta, Kei Hayata, Hisashi Masuyama, Tomoka Okamura, Yosuke Washio, Koji Abe
We herein report the case of a 46-year-old pregnant woman with anti-muscle specific kinase (MuSK) antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MG) who showed pregnancy-induced hypertension and developed respiratory failure at 30 weeks and 5 days of pregnancy, and who underwent an emergency caesarean section (CS). Her MG symptoms gradually improved in the subsequent weeks. The premature baby with positive MuSK antibodies was successfully delivered, but the male baby required temporary artificial ventilation. However, his condition also gradually improved over time...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032960/correlation-between-oxyhaemoglobin-saturation-by-pulse-oximetry-and-partial-pressure-of-oxygen-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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C Cinesi-Gómez, P García-García, I López-Pelayo, J I Giménez, L M González-Torres, E Bernal-Morell
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the correlation between the partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) and oxyhaemoglobin saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2) in patients who were admitted to the emergency department with suspected acute respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, observational multicentre study was conducted in the emergency departments of 3 Spanish hospitals. RESULTS: The study included 166 patients who presented mean±standard deviation PaO2, SpO2 and fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) values of 61...
October 12, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029712/advanced-cardiopulmonary-support-for-pulmonary-embolism
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Oren Friedman, James M Horowitz, Danny Ramzy
Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) requires an understanding of the pathophysiology of PE, options for rapid clot reduction, critical care interventions, and advanced cardiopulmonary support. PE can lead to rapid respiratory and hemodynamic collapse via a complex sequence of events leading to acute right ventricular failure. Importantly, reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance must be accomplished either by systemic thrombolytics, catheter directed thrombolytics, endovascular clot extraction, or surgical embolectomy...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025194/procalcitonin-to-initiate-or-discontinue-antibiotics-in-acute-respiratory-tract-infections
#10
REVIEW
Philipp Schuetz, Yannick Wirz, Ramon Sager, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Daiana Stolz, Michael Tamm, Lila Bouadma, Charles E Luyt, Michel Wolff, Jean Chastre, Florence Tubach, Kristina B Kristoffersen, Olaf Burkhardt, Tobias Welte, Stefan Schroeder, Vandack Nobre, Long Wei, Heiner C Bucher, Neera Bhatnagar, Djillali Annane, Konrad Reinhart, Angela Branche, Pierre Damas, Maarten Nijsten, Dylan W de Lange, Rodrigo O Deliberato, Stella Ss Lima, Vera Maravić-Stojković, Alessia Verduri, Bin Cao, Yahya Shehabi, Albertus Beishuizen, Jens-Ulrik S Jensen, Caspar Corti, Jos A Van Oers, Ann R Falsey, Evelien de Jong, Carolina F Oliveira, Bianca Beghe, Matthias Briel, Beat Mueller
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) comprise of a large and heterogeneous group of infections including bacterial, viral, and other aetiologies. In recent years, procalcitonin (PCT), a blood marker for bacterial infections, has emerged as a promising tool to improve decisions about antibiotic therapy (PCT-guided antibiotic therapy). Several randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated the feasibility of using procalcitonin for starting and stopping antibiotics in different patient populations with ARIs and different settings ranging from primary care settings to emergency departments, hospital wards, and intensive care units...
October 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022048/acute-respiratory-failure-from-esophageal-dilatation
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Anita Orlando, Silvia Mongodi, Isabella Maria Bianchi, Francesco Mojoli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019017/leptospirosis-associated-catastrophic-respiratory-failure-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017262/ceftolozane-tazobactam-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections-clinical-effectiveness-and-evolution-of-resistance
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Ghady Haidar, Nathan J Philips, Ryan K Shields, Daniel Snyder, Shaoji Cheng, Brian A Potoski, Yohei Doi, Binghua Hao, Ellen G Press, Vaughn S Cooper, Cornelius J Clancy, M Hong Nguyen
Background: Data on the use of ceftolozane-tazobactam and emergence of ceftolozane-tazobactam resistance during multidrug resistant (MDR)-Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections are limited. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of 21 patients treated with ceftolozane-tazobactam for MDR-P. aeruginosa infections. Whole genome sequencing and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction were performed on longitudinal isolates. Results: Median age was 58 years; 9 patients (43%) were transplant recipients...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017086/dose-dependent-mortality-involving-convulsions-due-to-subarachnoid-urografin%C3%A2-injection-in-rats
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Ryo Shimada, Jiro Ezaki, Kazuhiko Kibayashi
An ionically hypertonic contrast medium Urografin® was inadvertently administered into the subarachnoid space of an individual and this resulted in convulsions and acute respiratory failure. We examined the effects of subarachnoid Urografin® injections on the rat central nervous system. The onset and frequency of the convulsions, as well as fatality, were dependent on the amount of Urografin® administered. No convulsions were observed in rats receiving injections of hypertonic NaCl solution or saline. The results confirmed that subarachnoid injections of Urografin® cause convulsions and death, as previously reported in human cases, and our study ascertained the causal relationship between the above malpractice and fatal outcomes...
September 30, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016380/comparison-of-del-nido-cardioplegia-with-blood-cardioplegia-in-adult-combined-surgery
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Raphael Hamad, Anthony Nguyen, Éric Laliberté, Denis Bouchard, Yoan Lamarche, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Philippe Demers
OBJECTIVE: del Nido solution (DNS) is a single-dose cardioplegia designed for pediatric use proposed to offer superior myocardial protection in adults. However, few data support this claim. We hypothesized that DNS and modified blood cardioplegia solution (BS) provide equivalent safety in combined adult valve surgery. METHODS: Between November 2014 and December 2015, 25 patients underwent primary aortic valve replacement and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with DNS...
October 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016311/case-report-severe-imported-influenza-infections-developed-during-travel-in-reunion-island
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Jérôme Allyn, Elise Brottet, Emmanuel Antok, Laurence Dangers, Romain Persichini, Nathalie Coolen-Allou, Bénédicte Roquebert, Nicolas Allou, David Vandroux
We report two cases of severe influenza infection imported by tourist patients from their country of origin and developed during travel. While studies have reported cases of influenza infections acquired during travel, here we examine two cases of severe influenza infection contracted in the country of origin that led to diagnosis and therapeutic problems in the destination country. No international recommendation exists concerning influenza vaccination before travel, and few countries recommend it for all travelers...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994676/does-bilevel-positive-airway-pressure-improve-outcome-of-acute-respiratory-failure-after-open-heart-surgery
#17
Ahmed Said Elgebaly
BACKGROUND: Respiratory failure is of concern in the postoperative period after cardiac surgeries. Invasive ventilation (intermittent positive pressure ventilation [IPPV]) carries the risks and complications of intubation and mechanical ventilation (MV). AIMS: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) is an alternative method and as effective as IPPV in treating insufficiency of respiration with less complications and minimal effects on respiratory and hemodynamic parameters next to open-heart surgery...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993874/prognosis-of-patients-with-primary-malignant-brain-tumors-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-two-decade-experience
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Maxens Decavèle, Nicolas Weiss, Isabelle Rivals, Hélène Prodanovic, Ahmed Idbaih, Julien Mayaux, Thomas Similowski, Alexandre Demoule
The purpose of this study is to describe the reasons for ICU admission and to evaluate the outcome and prognostic factors of patients with primary malignant brain tumors (PMBT) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This is a retrospective observational cohort study of 196 PMBT patients admitted to two ICUs over a 19-year period. Acute respiratory failure was the main reason for ICU admission (45%) followed by seizures (25%) and non-epileptic coma (14%). Seizures were more common in patients with glial lesions (84 vs...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992328/what-parents-think-about-the-risks-and-benefits-of-antibiotics-for-their-child-s-acute-respiratory-tract-infection
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Julia E Szymczak, Sarah B Klieger, Matthew Miller, Alexander G Fiks, Jeffrey S Gerber
Background: Parental pressure is often cited as a reason for why pediatricians overuse antibiotics for children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). We sought to capture parent perceptions of antibiotics at the time of their child's presentation with an ARTI. Methods: We conducted semistructured interviews with parents of children who presented with ARTI symptoms to 1 of 4 diverse practices in a large hospital-affiliated network of pediatric primary care practices...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991775/evidence-based-practice-in-using-antibiotics-for-acute-tonsillitis-in-primary-care-practice
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Valentina Risteska Nejashmikj, Snezana Stojkovska, Irena Kondova Topuzovska, Katarina Stavrikj
The increased use of antibiotics for acute tonsillitis is a public health problem. 80% of the antibiotic prescriptions for acute tonsillitis are done in the Primary Care practice (PCP). The inappropriate use of the antibiotic causes bacterial resistance and treatment failure. Only patients with acute tonsillitis caused by Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) have benefit of the antibiotic treatment, which is a predict cause in 5-20%. In order to assess the antibiotic prescribing for acute tonsillitis by the doctors in the PCP in Macedonia we use the data from the national project about antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections which was conducted in November 2014 during a period of 4 weeks as part of the E-quality program sponsored by the IPCRG...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
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