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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224200/mortality-in-acute-non-invasive-ventilation
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Dugal B Smith, George T P Tay, Karen Hay, Jijo Antony, Brendan Bell, Frances B Kinnear, Deanne L Curtin, James Douglas
A prospective study of non-invasive ventilation at The Prince Charles Hospital outside of the intensive care unit from March 2015 to March 2016 was performed. Overall 69 patients were included. Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure was the most common indication (n = 59; 85%). 49 (71%) had multifactorial respiratory failure. 15 (22%) patients died. Premorbid inability to perform self-care (P = 0.001) and the combination of mean pH < 7.25 and mean PaCO2 ≥ 75 mmHg within 2 h of NIV initiation (P = 0.037) were significantly associated with mortality...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223271/a-woman-admitted-to-the-ed-with-severe-acute-respiratory-failure
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Søren Helbo Skaarup, Henrik Bjørnsgaard Madsen, Christian B Laursen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222320/anticoagulation-with-vads-and-ecmo-walking-the-tightrope
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REVIEW
Leslie Raffini
The evolution of devices for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), including ventricular assist devices (VADs) for patients with heart failure and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with acute cardiac or respiratory failure, has improved survival for subsets of critically ill children and adults. The devices are intricate and complex, allowing blood to bypass the heart or lungs (or both). As blood flows through these artificial devices, normal hemostasis is disrupted, coagulation is promoted, and in the absence of anticoagulation, a thrombus may form in the device, resulting in device failure or embolic stroke...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221291/airway-stenting-in-patients-requiring-intubation-due-to-malignant-airway-stenosis-a-10-year-experience
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Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Kazumi Hori
Background: Critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory failure due to malignant airway stenosis often require emergency intubation and mechanical ventilation. Urgent intervention is necessary for the survival of such patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and outcomes of airway stenting in patients with malignant airway stenosis requiring emergency intubation. Methods: Patients with malignant airway stenosis who underwent emergency intubation prior to airway stent placement from September 2005 to September 2015 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221274/predictors-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-failure-in-immunocompromised-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-due-to-non-hiv-pneumocystis-pneumonia
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Won-Young Kim, Heungsup Sung, Sang-Bum Hong, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Jin Won Huh
Background: To evaluate the predictors of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) failure in pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Methods: Fifty-two non-HIV-related PCP subjects were divided into a HFNC success group (44%) and a HFNC failure group (who required mechanical ventilation (MV) despite HFNC application) (56%). The clinical characteristics and physiologic effects were retrospectively reviewed and compared between the groups...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217961/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-pediatrics-tetanus-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Henok Tadele
Background: Tetanus is an acute vaccine preventable illness manifested by neuromuscular dysfunction due to a potent exotoxin, tetanospasmin produced by Clostridium tetani. It is a common health problem in developing countries like Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess clinical profile and outcome of Pediatrics tetanus in a referral hospital, South Ethiopia. Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study of medical records of 24 Pediatric tetanus patients who were admitted from July 2014 to June 2016 to the Pediatrics Department of Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Hawassa-Ethiopia...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217929/maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-culprit-for-hypocalcaemia-induced-myocardial-failure-in-a-four-month-old-infant-a-case-report-from-tikur-anbessa-specialized-hospital-ethiopia
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Tamirat Moges, Yemisirach Shiferaw, Tigist Heye
Background: A rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy occurs in infants born to vitamin D deficient mothers due to hypocalcaemia. Case Report: We report a case of dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcaemia secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency in an infant presented with seizure disorder and heart failure. This was a four-month old female infant with respiratory distress and acute heart failure. The cause of her cardiac failure was dilated cardiomyopathy...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210488/acute-polyneuromyopathy-with-respiratory-failure-secondary-to-monensin-intoxication-in-a-dog
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Luis Bosch, Alexa M Bersenas, Shane Bateman
OBJECTIVE: To describe a successfully managed case of polyneuropathy and respiratory failure secondary to presumed monensin intoxication. CASE SUMMARY: A 9-month-old Australian Shepherd was evaluated for progressive generalized weakness and respiratory distress. Several days preceding presentation, the dog was seen playing with a monensin capsule, and had free access to a barn where the product was stored and where chewed capsules were subsequently found. The dog was presented with flaccid tetraparesis, hyperthermia, and severe respiratory distress...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209425/bilateral-pulmonary-nodules-and-acute-respiratory-failure-in-a-22-year-old-man-with-dyspnoea-and-fever
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Giorgio Castellana, Vito Liotino, Maria Rosaria Vulpi, Ina Ali, Lorenzo Marra, Onofrio Resta
Can you diagnose the cause of this man's bilateral pulmonary nodules and acute respiratory failure? http://ow.ly/NfED30dDBzm.
December 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208755/home-mechanical-ventilation-a-12-year-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marcus Povitz, Louise Rose, Salimah Z Shariff, Sean Leonard, Blayne Welk, Krista Bray Jenkyn, David J Leasa, Andrea S Gershon
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of individuals are being initiated on home mechanical ventilation, including noninvasive (bi-level) and invasive mechanical ventilation delivered via tracheostomy due to chronic respiratory failure to enable symptom management and promote quality of life. Given the high care needs of these individuals, a better understanding of the indications for home mechanical ventilation, and health-care utilization is needed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using provincial health administrative data from Ontario, Canada (population ∼13,000,000)...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208754/proactive-use-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-with-critically-ill-subjects
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Keith D Lamb, Sarah K Spilman, Trevor W Oetting, Julie A Jackson, Matthew W Trump, Sheryl M Sahr
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that use of a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) could be a first-line therapy for patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure. The purpose of this study was to determine if protocolized use of HFNC decreases unplanned intubation and adverse outcomes in an ICU population. METHODS: The study was a prospective evaluation of 2 cohorts who received HFNC per protocol. Control groups were retrospective selections of subjects who received HFNC in the pre-protocol period...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208025/change-in-cardiac-output-during-trendelenburg-maneuver-is-a-reliable-predictor-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome%C3%A2-in-the-prone-position-under-protective-ventilation
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Hodane Yonis, Laurent Bitker, Mylène Aublanc, Sophie Perinel Ragey, Zakaria Riad, Floriane Lissonde, Aurore Louf-Durier, Sophie Debord, Florent Gobert, Romain Tapponnier, Claude Guérin, Jean-Christophe Richard
BACKGROUND: Predicting fluid responsiveness may help to avoid unnecessary fluid administration during acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the following methods to predict fluid responsiveness in ARDS patients under protective ventilation in the prone position: cardiac index variation during a Trendelenburg maneuver, cardiac index variation during an end-expiratory occlusion test, and both pulse pressure variation and change in pulse pressure variation from baseline during a tidal volume challenge by increasing tidal volume (VT) to 8 ml...
December 5, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206477/acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-causes-diagnosis-and-management
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Federica De Giacomi, Robert Vassallo, Eunhee S Yi, Jay H Ryu
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia is an uncommon acute respiratory illness of varying severity that includes presentation as acute respiratory distress syndrome with fatal outcome. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia may be idiopathic but identifiable causes include smoking and other inhalational exposures, medications and infections. The pathogenesis of acute eosinophilic pneumonia is poorly understood but likely varies depending on the underlying cause. Airway epithelial injury, endothelial injury and release of interleukin-33 are early events that subsequently promote eosinophil recruitment to the lung; eosinophilic infiltration and degranulation appear to mediate subsequent lung inflammation and associated clinical manifestations...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204301/human-infection-with-fusobacterium-necrophorum-without-jugular-venous-thrombosis-a-varied-presentation-of-lemierre-s-syndrome
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Muhammad Asim Rana, Yashwant Kumar, Abdullah Ali Lashari, Ahmed F Mady
Lemierre's syndrome is also known as postangina septicemia, which is commonly caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum also known as Necrobacillus and also by other microorganisms like Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, and Bacteroides. Though the disease starts as an upper respiratory tract infection, it may spread and cause thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. It may present itself through cranial nerve palsy or sepsis involving distant organs like the lungs or bones. It is also known as forgotten disease because of its rarity...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203299/evaluation-of-cardiac-index-and-extravascular-lung-water-after-single-lung-transplantation-using-the-transpulmonary-thermodilution-technique-by-the-picco2-device
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Alexy Tran-Dinh, Pascal Augustin, Guillaume Dufour, Sigismond Lasocki, Nicolas Allou, Gabriel Thabut, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Mathieu Desmard
OBJECTIVES: First evaluation of the transpulmonary thermodilution technique by the PiCCO2 device to assess cardiac index and pulmonary edema during the postoperative course after single-lung transplantation. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Intensive care unit, university hospital (single center). PARTICIPANTS: Single-lung transplant patients. INTERVENTIONS: The authors compared cardiac index measured by PiCCO2 and pulmonary artery catheter and assessed pulmonary edema using extravascular lung water index and pulmonary vascular permeability index measured by PiCCO2...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202260/interobserver-agreement-for-post-mortem-renal-histopathology-and-diagnosis-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-critically-ill-patients
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Neil J Glassford, Alison Skene, Maria B Guardiola, Matthew J Chan, Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kim Solez
BACKGROUND: The renal histopathology of critically ill patients dying with acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care units of high income countries remains uncertain. METHODS: Retrospective observational assessment of interobserver agreement in the reporting of renal post mortem histopathology, and the ability of pathologists blinded to the clinical context to independently identify the presence of pre-mortem AKI from digital images of histological sections from 34 critically ill patients dying in teaching hospitals in Australia and Canada...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201637/two-patients-with-daptomycin-induced-eosinophilic-pneumonia-with-different-presentations-and-treatment
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Yonas Raru, Fuad Zeid, Shannon Browning, Elizabeth Saunders
We present two cases of daptomycin-induced eosinophilic pneumonia with characteristic chest x ray, CT scan and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) findings. It is not a commonly seen complication of Daptomycin but when it happens, it could cause a diagnostic and treatment dilemma. Patients could present acutely with hypoxic respiratory failure or a less dramatic chronic presentation is also possible. Our two patients presented with acute hypoxic respiratory failure and presentation resembles that of an infectious etiology...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199768/invasive-versus-non-invasive-ventilation-for-acute-respiratory-failure-in-neuromuscular-disease-and-chest-wall-disorders
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REVIEW
Fang Luo, Djillali Annane, David Orlikowski, Li He, Mi Yang, Muke Zhou, Guan J Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory failure is a common life-threatening complication of acute onset neuromuscular diseases, and may exacerbate chronic hypoventilation in patients with neuromuscular disease or chest wall disorders. Standard management includes oxygen supplementation, physiotherapy, cough assistance, and, whenever needed, antibiotics and intermittent positive pressure ventilation. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) via nasal, buccal or full-face devices has become routine practice in many centres...
December 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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