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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340541/safety-criteria-to-start-early-mobilization-in-intensive-care-units-systematic-review
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Thais Martins Albanaz da Conceição, Ana Inês Gonzáles, Fernanda Cabral Xavier Sarmento de Figueiredo, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Daiana Cristine Bündchen
Mobilization of critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units should be performed based on safety criteria. The aim of the present review was to establish which safety criteria are most often used to start early mobilization for patients under mechanical ventilation admitted to intensive care units. Articles were searched in the PubMed, PEDro, LILACS, Cochrane and CINAHL databases; randomized and quasi-randomized clinical trials, cohort studies, comparative studies with or without simultaneous controls, case series with 10 or more consecutive cases and descriptive studies were included...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338767/effect-of-exercise-versus-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-or-no-intervention-on-anxiety-depression-fitness-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-previous-methamphetamine-dependency-a-systematic-review
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Linzette Morris, Jessica Stander, Wardah Ebrahim, Stephanie Eksteen, Orissa Anna Meaden, Ané Ras, Annemarie Wessels
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychostimulant used by approximately 52 million people worldwide. Chronic MA abuse leads to detrimental physiological and neurological changes, as well as increases in anxiety and depression, and decreases in overall fitness and quality of life. Exercise has been reported to possibly reverse physiological and neurological damage caused by previous MA use, and to reduce anxiety and depression in this population. The aim of this systematic review was to identify, clinically appraise and synthesise the available evidence for the effectiveness of exercise, compared to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), standard care or no intervention, on decreasing anxiety and depression and improving fitness and quality of life in previous MA users...
January 16, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338144/mortality-and-long-term-quality-of-life-after-percutaneous-tracheotomy-in-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maria Vargas, Yuda Sutherasan, Iole Brunetti, Camilla Micalizzi, Angelo Insorsi, Lorenzo Ball, Marta Folentino, Rosanna Sileo, Arduino DE Lucia, Manuela Cerana, Alessandro Accattatis, Domenico DE Lisi, Angelo Gratarola, Francesco Mora, Giorgio Peretti, Giuseppe Servillo, Paolo Pelosi
BACKGROUND: Quality of life and mortality after percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) has been poorly investigated. The aims of this study were to evaluate the independent risk factors for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) mortality and investigate quality of life over the first year after PDT in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center, cohort study performed in a tertiary care University Hospital, enrolling consecutive ICU patients requiring elective PDT, collecting data during the tracheotomy procedure and the ICU stay...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335793/accuracy-of-emergency-department-triage-using-the-emergency-severity-index-and-independent-predictors-of-under-triage-and-over-triage-in-brazil-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Jeremiah S Hinson, Diego A Martinez, Paulo S K Schmitz, Matthew Toerper, Danieli Radu, James Scheulen, Sarah A Stewart de Ramirez, Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) triage is performed to prioritize care for patients with critical and time-sensitive illness. Triage errors create opportunity for increased morbidity and mortality. Here, we sought to measure the frequency of under- and over-triage of patients by nurses using the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) in Brazil and to identify factors independently associated with each. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective cohort study. The accuracy of initial ESI score assignment was determined by comparison with a score entered at the close of each ED encounter by treating physicians with full knowledge of actual resource utilization, disposition, and acute outcomes...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334938/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-a-tertiary-care-center-185-patients-undergoing-912-treatments-a-one-year-retrospective-analysis
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Julius J Schmidt, Firas Asper, Gunilla Einecke, Gabriele Eden, Carsten Hafer, Jan T Kielstein
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is increasingly used throughout the world. Although the procedure itself is fairly standardized, it is yet unknown how the underlying disease entities influence the key coordinates of the treatment. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. The treatment indications were clustered into four categories. Data are presented as median and interquartile (25-75%) range [IQR]. RESULTS: Within 1 year, 912 TPE treatments were performed in 185 patients (90 female, 48...
January 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332784/air-transport-of-a-patient-with-impending-cerebral-herniation-from-tension-pneumocephalus
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Etzer Augustin, Michael Karsy, Jim Bryan, Jian Guan, Richard H Schmidt
Tension pneumocephalus is a rare but dangerous complication of craniotomy, sinus surgery, and traumatic cranial injury. Compared with simple pneumocephalus, which often resolves spontaneously over the course of a few days, tension pneumocephalus tends to increase with ongoing cerebrospinal fluid leak and requires immediate neurosurgical treatment to prevent cerebral herniation. Air transport of patients with tension pneumocephalus for neurosurgical care entails a risk of neurologic worsening because of changes in ambient air pressure with altitude and cabin pressurization...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328980/consequence-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-on-neurovascular-coupling-evoked-by-speech-syllables-in-preterm-neonates
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Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Guy Kongolo, Marc Fournier, Sabrina Goudjil, Fabrice Wallois
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) is the leading cause of neurological and cognitive impairment in preterm neonates with an incidence that increases with increasing prematurity. In the present study, we tested how preterm neonates with IVH react to external stimulation (i.e. speech syllables). We compared their neural responses measured by electroencephalography (EEG), and hemodynamic responses measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), with those of healthy preterms. A neural response to syllables was observed in these infants, but did not induce a vascular response in contrast with healthy neonates...
January 5, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319634/hyperoxia-and-hypocapnia-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-associations-with-complications-mortality-and-functional-status-among-survivors
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Katherine Cashen, Ron Reeder, Heidi J Dalton, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Christopher J L Newth, Murray M Pollack, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Rick Harrison, J Michael Dean, Robert Tamburro, Kathleen L Meert
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of hyperoxia and hypocapnia during pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and their relationships to complications, mortality, and functional status among survivors. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data collected prospectively by the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. SETTING: Eight Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network-affiliated hospitals. PATIENTS: Age less than 19 years and treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318344/severe-casualties-from-bastille-day-attack-in-nice-france
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Federico Solla, Joseph Carboni, Arnaud Fernandez, Audrey Dupont, Nathalie Chivoret, Gilles Brézac, Virginie Rampal, Jean Bréaud
PURPOSE: To describe the most severe casualties from the July 14th, 2016 terror attack in Nice that were treated at the Lenval University Children's Hospital (LUCH) of Nice (France). METHODS: Retrospective study about casualties treated at LUCH from Bastille Day Attack with injuries resulting in the need for surgery, resuscitation, or death. The type of lesions and surgery, duration of hospitalizations, complications, psychological status, and outcome at discharge were collected...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316820/cost-effectiveness-of-access-to-critical-cerebral-emergency-support-services-access-a-neuro-emergent-telemedicine-consultation-program
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Justin Whetten, David N van der Goes, Huy Tran, Mark Moffett, Colin Semper, Howard Yonas
AIMS: Access to Critical Cerebral Emergency Support Services (ACCESS) was developed as a low-cost solution to providing neuro-emergent consultations to rural hospitals in New Mexico that do not offer comprehensive stroke care. ACCESS is a two-way audio visual program linking remote emergency department physicians and their patients to stroke specialists. ACCESS also has an education component in which hospitals receive training from stroke specialists on the triage and treatment of patients...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315412/automated-pupillometry-and-detection-of-clinical-transtentorial-brain-herniation-a-case-series
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Alexander Papangelou, Elizabeth K Zink, Wan-Tsu W Chang, Anthony Frattalone, Daniel Gergen, Allan Gottschalk, Romergryko G Geocadin
Introduction: Transtentorial herniation (TTH) is a life-threatening neurologic condition that typically results from expansion of supratentorial mass lesions. A change in bedside pupillary examination is central to the clinical diagnosis of TTH. Materials and Methods: To quantify the changes in the pupillary examination that precede and accompany TTH and its treatment, we evaluated 12 episodes of herniation in three patients with supratentorial mass lesions using automated pupillometry (NeurOptics, Inc...
January 5, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313312/influence-of-single-dose-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-early-onset-pneumonia-in-high-risk-intubated-patients
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Timothy D Lewis, Kelly A Dehne, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise H Rhoney, Casey Olm-Shipman, J Dedrick Jordan
BACKGROUND: Early-onset pneumonia (EOP) after endotracheal intubation is common among critically ill patients with a neurologic injury and is associated with worse clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study observed outcomes pre- and post-implementation of an EOP prophylaxis protocol which involved the administration of a single dose of ceftriaxone 2 g around the time of intubation. The study included patients ≥ 18 years who were admitted to the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC) neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) between April 1, 2014, and October 26, 2016, and intubated for ≥ 72 h...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303836/integrating-quantitative-pupillometry-into-regular-care-in-a-neurotrauma-intensive-care-unit
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Maighdlin Anderson, Jonathan Elmer, Lori Shutter, Ava Puccio, Sheila Alexander
In the setting of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI), an abnormal pupil assessment may suggest a worsening intracranial lesion. Early detection of pupillary changes may expedite emergent care to improve outcomes. Automated, handheld pupillometers have been commercially available for 20 years, and several studies suggest that their use may facilitate early recognition of worsening injury and intracranial hypertension. The use of pupillometry as a bedside tool in the routine care of patients with severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8) has not been described...
February 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301177/iatrogenic-spinal-subarachnoid-hematoma-after-diagnostic-lumbar-puncture
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Jung Hyun Park, Jong Yeol Kim
Spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) following diagnostic lumbar puncture is very rare. Generally, SSH is more likely to occur when the patient has coagulopathy or is undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Unlike the usual complications, such as headache, dizziness, and back pain at the needle puncture site, SSH may result in permanent neurologic deficits if not properly treated within a short period of time. An otherwise healthy 43-year-old female with no predisposing factors presented with fever and headache. Diagnostic lumbar puncture was performed under suspicion of acute meningitis...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301012/diagnosis-of-heroin-overdose-in-an-8-year-old-boy-reliable-contribution-of-toxicological-investigations
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M Soichot, S Julliand, J Filatriau, A Hurbain, E Bourgogne, A Mihoubi, H Gourlain, B Delhotal-Landes
Toxicological investigations are often required by clinicians in comatose patients with suspected poisoning. However, the usefulness of toxicological analyses to support a diagnosis of acute poisoning is debated among clinicians and the interpretation of laboratory tests is challenging given the wide diversity of analytical techniques available. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy who was admitted to an intensive care unit with severe respiratory depression and neurological impairment. In order to formulate appropriate hypothesizes about the diagnosis and circumstances of intoxication, clinicians consulted toxicologists for a comprehensive toxicological screening...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289386/mortality-risk-factors-in-elderly-patients-in-intensive-care-without-limitation-of-therapeutic-effort
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S E Giannasi, M S Venuti, A D Midley, N Roux, C Kecskes, E San Román
OUTCOME: To determine mortality prognostic factors in elderly patients who are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) due to acute critical illness. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was carried out. SETTING: A polyvalent Intensive Care Unit at a University Hospital in Argentina. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS: We included 249 patients over 65years of age who were consecutively admitted to the ICU and required mechanical ventilation for more than 48hours, between January 2011 and December 2012...
December 27, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285420/development-of-a-non-invasive-blink-reflexometer
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Nancey Trevanian Tsai, Jesse S Goodwin, Mark E Semler, Ronald T Kothera, Mark Van Horn, Bethany J Wolf, Dena P Garner
Qualitative assessments of the blink reflex are used clinically to assess neurological status in critical care, operating room, and rehabilitative settings. Despite decades of literature supporting the use of quantitative measurements of the blink reflex in the evaluation of multiple neurological disorders, clinical adoption has failed. Thus, there remains an unmet clinical need for an objective, portable, non-invasive metric of neurological health that can be used in a variety of settings. We have developed a high-speed videography-based device to trigger, record, and analyze a blink reflex...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279413/association-between-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-pediatric-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-survival
#18
Robert A Berg, Robert M Sutton, Ron W Reeder, John T Berger, Christopher J Newth, Joseph A Carcillo, Patrick S McQuillen, Kathleen L Meert, Andrew R Yates, Rick E Harrison, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Todd C Carpenter, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Daniel A Notterman, Richard Holubkov, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Vinay M Nadkarni
Background -Based on laboratory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) investigations and limited adult data demonstrating that survival depends on attaining adequate arterial diastolic blood pressure (DBP) during CPR, American Heart Association recommends using BP to guide pediatric CPR. However, evidence-based BP targets during pediatric CPR remain an important knowledge gap for CPR guidelines. Methods -All children ≥37 weeks gestation and <19 years old in Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network intensive care units with chest compressions for ≥1 minute and invasive arterial blood pressure monitoring prior to and during CPR between July 1, 2013 and June 31, 2016 were included...
December 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262441/imaging-in-neurocritical-care-practice
#19
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/29262440/who-is-safe-to-extubate-in-the-neuroscience-intensive-care-unit
#20
Julian Bösel
Patients admitted to the neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU) may have respiratory compromise from either central or peripheral neurological pathology, and may hence require intubation and mechanical ventilation for very diverse reasons. Liberation from invasive ventilation, that is, extubation, at the earliest possible time is a widely accepted principle in intensive care. For this, classic extubation criteria have been established in the general critical care setting, mainly targeting pulmonary function and cooperativeness of the patient...
December 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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