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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094679/a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-pediatric-tele-echocardiography-service-to-treat-triage-and-reduce-trans-pacific-transport
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Christopher A Rouse, Brandon T Woods, C Becket Mahnke
Introduction Tele-echocardiography can ensure prompt diagnosis and prevent the unnecessary transport of infants without critical congenital heart disease, particularly at isolated locations lacking access to tertiary care medical centers. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all infants who underwent tele-echocardiography at a remote 16-bed level IIIB NICU from June 2005 to March 2014. Tele-echocardiograms were completed by cardiac sonographers in Okinawa, Japan, and transmitted asynchronously for review by pediatric cardiologists in Hawaii...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092064/critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-implementation-lessons-learned
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Monica R McClain, John S Hokanson, Regina Grazel, Kim Naarden Van Braun, Lorraine F Garg, Michelle R Morris, Kathleen Moline, Keri Urquhart, Amy Nance, Harper Randall, Marci K Sontag
Introduction The purpose of this article is to present the collective experiences of six federally-funded critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening implementation projects to assist federal and state policy makers and public health to implement CCHD screening. Methods A qualitative assessment and summary from six demonstration project grantees and other state representatives involved in the implementation of CCHD screening programs are presented in the following areas: legislation, provider and family education, screening algorithms and interpretation, data collection and quality improvement, telemedicine, home and rural births, and neonatal intensive care unit populations...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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/27981285/utility-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-tte-in-assessing-fluid-responsiveness-in-critically-ill-patients-a-challenge-for-the-bedside-sonographer
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Wojciech Mielnicki, Agnieszka Dyla, Tomasz Zawada
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has become one of the most important diagnostic tools in the treatment of critically ill patients. It allows clinicians to recognise potentially reversible life-threatening situations and is also very effective in the monitoring of the fluid status of patients, slowly substituting invasive methods in the intensive care unit. Hemodynamic assessment is based on a few static and dynamic parameters. Dynamic parameters change during the respiratory cycle in mechanical ventilation and the level of this change directly corresponds to fluid responsiveness...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912070/cardiac-complications-associated-with-the-influenza-viruses-a-subtype-h7n9-or-pandemic-h1n1-in-critically-ill-patients-under-intensive-care
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Jiajia Wang, Hua Xu, Xinjing Yang, Daguo Zhao, Shenglan Liu, Xue Sun, Jian-An Huang, Qiang Guo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The clinical presentations and disease courses of patients hospitalized with either influenza A virus subtype H7N9 (H7N9) or 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus were compared in a recent report, but associated cardiac complications remain unclear. The present retrospective study investigated whether cardiac complications in critically ill patients with H7N9 infections differed from those infected with the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus strain. METHODS: Suspect cases were confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assays with specific confirmation of the pandemic H1N1 strain at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
November 29, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849811/168-focused-critical-care-echocardiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-right-ventricular-strain-in-pe
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Michael Plisco, Hussam Elkambergy, Walter Mickey, Jan Kasal, Scott Westfall, Timothy Schloss, Craig Karpman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802866/point-of-care-ultrasonography-as-a-training-milestone-for-internal-medicine-residents-the-time-is-now
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Bruce F Sabath, Gurkeerat Singh
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography is considered fundamental in emergency medicine training and recently has become a milestone in critical care fellowship programs as well. Currently, there is no such standard requirement for internal medicine residency programs in the United States. We present a new case and briefly review another case at our institution - a community hospital - in which internal medicine house staff trained in ultrasonography were able to uncover unexpected and critical diagnoses that significantly changed patient care and outcomes...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768664/bridging-the-gap-hybrid-cardiac-echo-in-the-critically-ill
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Jacob J Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Samuel Galvagno, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah B Murthi
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound often includes cardiac ultrasound. It is commonly used to evaluate cardiac function in critically ill patients but lacks the specific quantitative anatomic assessment afforded by standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). We developed the Focused Rapid Echocardiographic Examination (FREE), a hybrid between a cardiac ultrasound and TTE that places an emphasis on cardiac function rather than anatomy. We hypothesized that data obtained from FREE correlate well with TTE while providing actionable information for clinical decision making...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762250/guidelines-of-the-indian-association-of-cardiovascular-and-thoracic-anaesthesiologists-and-indian-college-of-cardiac-anaesthesia-for-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-fellowship-examination
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REVIEW
Kanchi Muralidhar, Deepak Tempe, Yatin Mehta, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Chirojit Mukherjee, Thomas Koshy, Prabhat Tewari, Naman Shastri, Satyajeet Misra, Kumar Belani
During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645689/effectiveness-of-a-critical-care-ultrasonography-course
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Yonatan Y Greenstein, Ross Littauer, Mangala Narasimhan, Paul H Mayo, Seth J Koenig
BACKGROUND: Widespread use of critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) for the management of patients in the intensive care unit requires an effective training program. The effectiveness of national and regional CCUS training courses is not known. This study describes a national level, simulation-based, three day CCUS training program and evaluates its effectiveness. METHODS: Five consecutive CCUS courses, with a total of 363 people, were studied. The three day CCUS training program consisted of didactic lectures, ultrasonography interpretation sessions, and hands-on modules with live models...
September 16, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592289/echocardiography-as-a-guide-for-fluid-management
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REVIEW
John H Boyd, Demetrios Sirounis, Julien Maizel, Michel Slama
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients at risk for organ failure, the administration of intravenous fluids has equal chances of resulting in benefit or harm. While the intent of intravenous fluid is to increase cardiac output and oxygen delivery, unwelcome results in those patients who do not increase their cardiac output are tissue edema, hypoxemia, and excess mortality. Here we briefly review bedside methods to assess fluid responsiveness, focusing upon the strengths and pitfalls of echocardiography in spontaneously breathing mechanically ventilated patients as a means to guide fluid management...
September 4, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543137/echocardiography-in-shock-management
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REVIEW
Anthony S McLean
Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis and management of the shocked patient. Important characteristics in the setting of shock are that it is non-invasive and can be rapidly applied.In the acute situation a basic study often yields immediate results allowing for the initiation of therapy, while a follow-up advanced study brings the advantage of further refining the diagnosis and providing an in-depth hemodynamic assessment. Competency in basic critical care echocardiography is now regarded as a mandatory part of critical care training with clear guidelines available...
August 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540721/pulse-oximetry-could-significantly-enhance-the-early-detection-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Xiao-Jing Hu, Qu-Ming Zhao, Xiao-Jing Ma, Wei-Li Yan, Xiao-Ling Ge, Bing Jia, Fang Liu, Lin Wu, Ming Ye, Guo-Ying Huang
AIM: Limited data have been available regarding critical congenital heart disease (CHD) screening in neonatal intensive care unit (NICUs). This study evaluated the feasibility of screening for CHD by adding pulse oximetry (POX) to clinical evaluation in a NICU in Shanghai, China. METHODS: We screened 4128 eligible consecutive NICU admissions using POX plus clinical evaluation. Infants with positive screening results were then evaluated with echocardiography. Those with negative screening results were put under observation, and they also underwent echocardiography if their oxygen saturation fell below 95% on room air during hospitalisation...
November 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524204/critical-care-ultrasonography-in-acute-respiratory-failure
#15
REVIEW
Philippe Vignon, Xavier Repessé, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Eric Maury
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a leading indication for performing critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) which, in these patients, combines critical care echocardiography (CCE) and chest ultrasonography. CCE is ideally suited to guide the diagnostic work-up in patients presenting with ARF since it allows the assessment of left ventricular filling pressure and pulmonary artery pressure, and the identification of a potential underlying cardiopathy. In addition, CCE precisely depicts the consequences of pulmonary vascular lesions on right ventricular function and helps in adjusting the ventilator settings in patients sustaining moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome...
August 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523885/ultrasonography-in-the-emergency-department
#16
REVIEW
Micah R Whitson, Paul H Mayo
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a useful imaging technique for the emergency medicine (EM) physician. Because of its growing use in EM, this article will summarize the historical development, the scope of practice, and some evidence supporting the current applications of POCUS in the adult emergency department. Bedside ultrasonography in the emergency department shares clinical applications with critical care ultrasonography, including goal-directed echocardiography, echocardiography during cardiac arrest, thoracic ultrasonography, evaluation for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, screening abdominal ultrasonography, ultrasonography in trauma, and guidance of procedures with ultrasonography...
August 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490603/echocardiography-and-focused-cardiac-ultrasound
#17
Darren Klugman, John T Berger
OBJECTIVES: The following review will describe the use of focused cardiac ultrasound performed by noncardiologists and its role as an acute hemodynamic monitoring tool in pediatric cardiac critical care. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE and PubMed. CONCLUSION: The use of focused cardiac ultrasound has grown tremendously over recent years, and is increasingly being performed and interpreted by intensivists, anesthesiologists, and emergency medicine physicians...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27346556/focused-echocardiography-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-and-clinical-decision-making-in-anaesthesia-and-critical-care
#18
REVIEW
J Heiberg, D El-Ansary, D J Canty, A G Royse, C F Royse
Focused echocardiography is becoming a widely used tool to aid clinical assessment by anaesthetists and critical care physicians. At the present time, most physicians are not yet trained in focused echocardiography or believe that it may result in adverse outcomes by delaying, or otherwise interfering with, time-critical patient management. We performed a systematic review of electronic databases on the topic of focused echocardiography in anaesthesia and critical care. We found 18 full text articles, which consistently reported that focused echocardiography may be used to identify or exclude previously unrecognised or suspected cardiac abnormalities, resulting in frequent important changes to patient management...
September 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335184/-quantitative-evaluation-proposal-of-a-ultrasonographic-protocol-for-weaning-from-mechanichal-ventilation
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Ángel Augusto Pérez-Calatayud, Raúl Carrillo-Esper, Emilio Arch-Tirado
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilation is a therapy for vital support used in a significant proportion of critically ill patients. The right time to successfully discontinue this therapy is a challenge for the intensive care specialist. For this reason it is still a subject for research. The echocardiographic evaluation of the diastolic dysfunction, the diaphragm, and the lung have become an invaluable tool for weaning from mechanical ventilation protocols, especially in patients with difficult or prolonged weaning from mechanical ventilation...
May 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315070/-cardiac-hemodynamics-during-shock-management-in-daily-clinical-routine
#20
A Kersten
In caring for critically ill patients, a sophisticated approach to treating hemodynamic instability in acute circulatory failure is a major concern of modern critical care. Depending on the form of shock-distributive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic or obstructive, with the possibility of overlapping forms of shock-preload, afterload, cardiac output, and contractility are altered in various ways. Modern critical care uses hemodynamic monitoring and bedside echocardiography in addition to clinical evaluation to treat the underlying cause and sequelae of shock...
October 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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