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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526145/alpha-2-agonists
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REVIEW
Viet Nguyen, Dawn Tiemann, Edward Park, Ali Salehi
Alpha-2 adrenergic receptors are spread throughout the central and peripheral nervous system, specifically in the pontine locus coeruleus, medullospinal tracts, rostral ventrolateral medulla, and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Alpha-2 agonist agents cause neuromodulation in these centers, leading to sedation, analgesia, vasodilatation, and bradycardia with little effect on the respiratory drive, which accounts for their good safety profile. The 2 major drugs in this group are clonidine and dexmedetomidine...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508438/the-effect-of-chronotherapy-on-delirium-in-critical-care%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review
#2
Roseanne Luther, Anne McLeod
BACKGROUND: Delirium is highly prevalent within critical care and is linked to adverse clinical outcomes, increased mortality and impaired quality of life. Development of delirium is thought to be caused by multiple risk factors, including disruption of the circadian rhythm. Chronotherapeutic interventions, such as light therapy, music and use of eye shades, have been suggested as an option to improve circadian rhythm within intensive care units. AIM: This review aims to answer the question: Can chronotherapy reduce the prevalence of delirium in adult patients in critical care? DESIGN: This study is a systematic review of quantitative studies...
May 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501797/predictors-of-procedural-complications-in-adult-fontan-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-procedures
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Alexander C Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Naser M Ammash, David W Barbara, William C Oliver, Sameh M Said, Emmanuel Akintoye, Carole A Warnes, Heidi M Connolly
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist regarding the outcomes of non-cardiac procedures (NCPs) in adult patients after Fontan operations (Fontan patients). METHODS: To compare procedural outcomes after NCPs in Fontan patients with outcomes for two matched control groups: patients with repaired congenital heart disease and biventricular circulation (CHD-BiV) and patients with no heart disease (NHD). We defined cyanosis as oxygen saturation <90% and procedural hypoxia as saturation <80% or a decrease in saturation >10% from baseline...
May 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, W Aelvoet, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
May 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501533/promising-modalities-to-identify-and-monitor-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Girish Hiremath, Sandeep K Gupta
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergen-mediated condition characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and histological evidence of intense eosinophilic inflammation involving the esophagus in absence of overlapping conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Since the initial description as a distinct entity about two decades ago, there has been a remarkable rise in the recognition of this clinico-pathologic entity. Current approach to diagnose and monitor EoE requires repeated esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs), with associated sedation/anesthesia, to visualize mucosal abnormalities, and to obtain multiple biopsies for histologic assessment and to evaluate treatment response...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498903/efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-anaesthetic-for-postoperative-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Spence, E Belley-Côté, H K Ma, S Donald, J Centofanti, S Hussain, S Gupta, P J Devereaux, R Whitlock
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of volatile anaesthetic for postoperative sedation in adult cardiac surgery patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis. We retrieved randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, clinical trials registries, conference proceedings, and reference lists of included articles. Independent reviewers extracted data, including patient characteristics, type of intraoperative anaesthesia, inhaled anaesthetic used, comparator sedation, and outcomes of interest, using pre-piloted forms...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488361/clonidine-for-sedation-and-analgesia-for-neonates-receiving-mechanical-ventilation
#7
REVIEW
Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Elisabeth Norman, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Although routine administration of pharmacologic sedation or analgesia during mechanical ventilation in preterm neonates is not recommended, its use in clinical practice remains common. Alpha-2 agonists, mainly clonidine and dexmedetomidine, are used as adjunctive (or alternative) sedative agents alongside opioids and benzodiazepines. Clonidine has not been systematically assessed for use in neonatal sedation during ventilation. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether clonidine administered to term and preterm newborn infants receiving mechanical ventilation reduces morbidity and mortality rates...
May 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
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Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484929/functional-mri-for-assessment-of-the-default-mode-network-in-acute-brain-injury
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Daniel Kondziella, Patrick M Fisher, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, John Hauerberg, Martin Fabricius, Kirsten Møller, Gitte Moos Knudsen
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the default mode network (DMN) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may improve assessment of the level of consciousness in chronic brain injury, and therefore, fMRI may also have prognostic value in acute brain injury. However, fMRI is much more challenging in critically ill patients because of cardiovascular vulnerability, intravenous sedation, and artificial ventilation. METHODS: Using resting-state fMRI, we investigated the DMN in a convenience sample of patients with acute brain injury admitted to the intensive care unit...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469535/association-between-deep-sedation-from-continuous-intravenous-sedatives-and-extubation-failures-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Jennifer M Schultheis, Travis S Heath, David A Turner
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether an association exists between deep sedation from continuous infusion sedatives and extubation failures in mechanically ventilated children. Secondary outcomes evaluated risk factors associated with deep sedation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted between January 1, 2009, and October 31, 2012, in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Duke Children's Hospital. Patients were included in the study if they had been admitted to the PICU, had been mechanically ventilated for ≥48 hours, and had received at least one continuous infusion benzodiazepine and/or opioid infusion for ≥24 hours...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461543/predictive-associations-of-music-anxiety-and-sedative-exposure-on-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-trials
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Breanna Hetland, Ruth Lindquist, Craig R Weinert, Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, Kay Savik, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Weaning from mechanical ventilation requires increased respiratory effort, which can heighten anxiety and later prolong the need for mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: To examine the predictive associations of music intervention, anxiety, sedative exposure, and patients' characteristics on time to initiation and duration of weaning trials of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. METHODS: A descriptive, correlational design was used for a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial...
May 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461390/propofol-sedation-exacerbates-kidney-pathology-and-dissemination-of-bacteria-during-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
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Lavanya Visvabharathy, Nancy E Freitag
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for large numbers of post-surgical nosocomial infections across the United States and worldwide. Propofol anesthesia is widely used in surgery and in intensive care units, and recent evidence indicates that even brief exposure to propofol can substantially increase host susceptibility to microbial infection. Here we delineate the impact of propofol sedation on MRSA blood stream infections in mice in the presence and absence of prophylactic antibiotic treatment...
May 1, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461010/effects-of-ketamine-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-anesthesia-on-emotional-memory-consolidation-in-rats-consequences-for-the-development-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Maria Morena, Andrea Berardi, Andrea Peloso, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Gustav Schelling, Patrizia Campolongo
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or emergency care patients, exposed to traumatic events, are at increased risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) development. Commonly used sedative/anesthetic agents can interfere with the mechanisms of memory formation, exacerbating or attenuating the memory for the traumatic event, and subsequently promote or reduce the risk of PTSD development. Here, we evaluated the effects of ketamine, dexmedetomidine and propofol on fear memory consolidation and subsequent cognitive and emotional alterations related to traumatic stress exposure...
April 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448528/minimally-invasive-estimation-of-ventricular-dead-space-volume-through-use-of-frank-starling-curves
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Shaun Davidson, Chris Pretty, Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive, Nathalie Janssen, Bernard Lambermont, Philippe Morimont, J Geoffrey Chase
This paper develops a means of more easily and less invasively estimating ventricular dead space volume (Vd), an important, but difficult to measure physiological parameter. Vd represents a subject and condition dependent portion of measured ventricular volume that is not actively participating in ventricular function. It is employed in models based on the time varying elastance concept, which see widespread use in haemodynamic studies, and may have direct diagnostic use. The proposed method involves linear extrapolation of a Frank-Starling curve (stroke volume vs end-diastolic volume) and its end-systolic equivalent (stroke volume vs end-systolic volume), developed across normal clinical procedures such as recruitment manoeuvres, to their point of intersection with the y-axis (where stroke volume is 0) to determine Vd...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446775/delivering-prolonged-intensive-care-to-a-non-human-primate-a-high-fidelity-animal-model-of-critical-illness
#15
P Guillaume Poliquin, Mia Biondi, Charlene Ranadheera, Mable Hagan, Alexander Bello, Trina Racine, Mark Allan, Duane Funk, Gregory Hansen, B J Hancock, Murray Kesselman, Todd Mortimer, Anand Kumar, Shane Jones, Anders Leung, Allen Grolla, Kaylie N Tran, Kevin Tierney, Xiangguo Qiu, Darwyn Kobasa, James E Strong
Critical care needs have been rising in recent decades as populations age and comorbidities increase. Sepsis-related admissions to critical care contribute up to 50% of volume and septic shock carries a 35-54% fatality rate. Improvements in sepsis-related care and mortality would have a significant impact of a resource-intensive area of health care delivery. Unfortunately, research has been hampered by the lack of an animal model that replicates the complex care provided to humans in an intensive care unit (ICU)...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439690/association-of-endotracheal-tube-repositioning-and-acute-laryngeal-lesions-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-children
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Denise Manica, Catia de Souza Saleh Netto, Cláudia Schweiger, Leo Sekine, Larissa Valency Enéas, Denise Rotta Pereira, Gabriel Kuhl, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho, Paulo José Cauduro Marostica
The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of post-extubation acute laryngeal lesions in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and potential risk factors. Children, aged 28 days to 5 years, admitted to the PICU who required endotracheal intubation for at least 24 h were enrolled. Exclusion criteria were a previous intubation, history of laryngeal disease, current or past tracheostomy, the presence of craniofacial malformations and patients considered on palliative care. All patients underwent flexible fiber-optic laryngoscopy (FFL) not later than 8 h after extubation...
April 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430755/differentiating-delirium-from-sedative-hypnotic-related-iatrogenic-withdrawal-syndrome-lack-of-specificity-in-pediatric-critical-care-assessment-tools
#17
Kate Madden, Michele M Burns, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To identify available assessment tools for sedative/hypnotic iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome and delirium in PICU patients, the evidence supporting their use, and describe areas of overlap between the components of these tools and the symptoms of anticholinergic burden in children. DATA SOURCES: Studies were identified using PubMed and EMBASE from the earliest available date until July 3, 2016, using a combination of MeSH terms "delirium," "substance withdrawal syndrome," and key words "opioids," "benzodiazepines," "critical illness," "ICU," and "intensive care...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427745/how-to-approach-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-prevention-plan-and-prudence
#18
REVIEW
Younsuck Koh
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is typically manifested by refractory hypoxemia with high mortality. A correct diagnosis is the first step to achieve better outcomes. An early intervention to manage modifiable risk factors of ARDS development and the avoidance of aggravating factors that increase disease severity and progression should be carefully addressed. A management plan is necessary at an early stage of ARDS to determine the level of intensive care. It should be carefully decided which therapeutic measures should be performed depending on the patient׳s underlying clinical condition...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425334/remifentanil-for-sedation-of-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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James L Hungerford, Nicole O'Brien, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Eric A Sribnick, Cheryl Sargel, Mark Hall, Jeffrey R Leonard, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether remifentanil would provide adequate sedation while allowing frequent and reproducible neurologic assessments in children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with traumatic brain injury (TBI) during mechanical ventilation. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary care PICU. PATIENTS: Thirty-eight patients over a 30-month period. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Median age was 9 years (interquartile range [IQR] 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421958/acute-limb-compartment-syndrome-in-the-lower-leg-following-trauma-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Emma Limbert, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
Acute limb compartment syndrome (ALCS) is a serious complication of traumatic injury. Although ALCS can occur in any limb, it most commonly occurs following injury to the lower leg, particularly in fractures of the tibia. Practitioners should recognise and treat ALCS as early as possible to prevent the development of further, potentially serious, complications. Most of the literature recommends that patients at risk of ALCS should be carefully monitored, with a focus on pain as the main symptom. However, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who are unconscious or sedated may be unable to report pain or are unreliable in doing so, therefore it is necessary to consider alternative assessments for ALCS...
April 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
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