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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198758/medication-reconciliation-failures-in-children-and-young-adults-with-chronic-disease-during-intensive-and-intermediate-care
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Danielle D DeCourcey, Melanie Silverman, Esther Chang, Al Ozonoff, Carolyn Stickney, Darla Pichoff, Alexandra Oldershaw, Jonathan A Finkelstein
OBJECTIVES: Although medication reconciliation has become standard during hospital admission, rates of unintentional medication discrepancies during intensive care of pediatric patients with chronic disease are unknown. Such discrepancies are an important cause of adverse drug events in adults with chronic illness and are associated with unintentional discontinuation of chronic medications. We sought to determine the rate, type, timing, and predictors of potentially harmful unintentional medication discrepancies in children and young adults with chronic disease...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051046/typhoid-perforation-post-operative-intensive-care-unit-care-and-outcome
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Mukaila Oyegbade Akinwale, Arinola A Sanusi, Oluwaseun K Adebayo
BACKGROUND: Typhoid perforation ileitis is a serious complication of typhoid fever, a common and unfortunate health problem in a resource-poor country like Nigeria. Following bowel perforation, treatment is usually by simple closure or bowel resection and anastomosis after adequate aggressive fluid resuscitation and electrolyte correction. Postoperatively, some of these patients do require management in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on account of sepsis or septic shock and to improve survival...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966301/colistin-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extremelydrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-infections
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Çiğdem Banu Çetin, Deniz Özer Türk, Şebnem Şenol, Gönül Dinç Horasan, Özlem Tünger
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colistin is used as a salvage therapy for multidrug-resistant and extremely drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. Our aim was to evaluate colistin efficiency and toxicity in the treatment of these resistant gram-negative bacterial infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study carried out in a tertiary care hospital during 2011-2013. Study data were collected from the medical records and consultations of the infectious diseases clinic...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959298/acute-liver-failure
#4
Ami Grek, Lisa Arasi
Acute liver failure, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, is a rare life-threatening disease that has a high mortality rate and affects many organ systems. Causes of acute liver failure vary-it can be attributed to drugs, viruses, and other uncommon sources. Complications of liver failure can include encephalopathy, cerebral edema, sepsis, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and respiratory failure. Fortunately, with advances in critical care medicine and emergent liver transplant, mortality rates have decreased in the past decade...
October 2016: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773638/diagnosis-and-risk-factors-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Ankana Daga, Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, Sharina Rajbhandari, Cassandra Arevalo, Agnes Salvador
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill premature infants. There is a lack of consensus on the diagnostic definition of AKI in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The primary aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for AKI in VLBW infants using the AKI network (AKIN) and pRIFLE (pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage) criteria and to evaluate whether Clinical Risk Index for Babies (CRIB II) score is a predictor of AKI. The secondary objective was to determine the extent of agreement between the AKIN and pRIFLE criteria in the diagnosis of AKI in VLBW infants...
September 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755068/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-sustained-neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-adult-critically-ill-patient
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Michael J Murray, Heidi DeBlock, Brian Erstad, Anthony Gray, Judi Jacobi, Che Jordan, William McGee, Claire McManus, Maureen Meade, Sean Nix, Andrew Patterson, M Karen Sands, Richard Pino, Ann Tescher, Richard Arbour, Bram Rochwerg, Catherine Friederich Murray, Sangeeta Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2002 version of "Clinical practice guidelines for sustained neuromuscular blockade in the adult critically ill patient." DESIGN: A Task Force comprising 17 members of the Society of Critical Medicine with particular expertise in the use of neuromuscular-blocking agents; a Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation expert; and a medical writer met via teleconference and three face-to-face meetings and communicated via e-mail to examine the evidence and develop these practice guidelines...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721728/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-anasarca-in-a-female-patient-with-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-complicated-by-respiratory-and-kidney-failure
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Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Muhammad Salman Ghazni, Jackson Tan, Nazish Naseer, Muhammad Ashhad Ullah Khalil
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) was first described in 1960. It may occur as a complication of gonadotropin hormone therapy during assisted pregnancy or for primary infertility. A 26-year-old female patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary infertility was treated to conceive. She received intravenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) along with follicle-stimulating hormone in an outside private clinic. She presented to the emergency department with abdominal and chest pain, loose stool, vomiting, shortness of breath and decreasing urine output...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716346/fundamentals-of-aerosol-therapy-in-critical-care
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REVIEW
Jayesh Dhanani, John F Fraser, Hak-Kim Chan, Jordi Rello, Jeremy Cohen, Jason A Roberts
Drug dosing in critically ill patients is challenging due to the altered drug pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics associated with systemic therapies. For many drug therapies, there is potential to use the respiratory system as an alternative route for drug delivery. Aerosol drug delivery can provide many advantages over conventional therapy. Given that respiratory diseases are the commonest causes of critical illness, use of aerosol therapy to provide high local drug concentrations with minimal systemic side effects makes this route an attractive option...
October 7, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573637/managing-the-oncologic-patient-with-suspected-pneumonia-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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D Leoni, B Encina, J Rello
INTRODUCTION: Solid cancer patients are frequently admitted in intensive care units for critical events. Improving survival rates in this setting is considered an achievable goal today. Respiratory failure is the main reason for admission, representing a primary target for research. AREAS COVERED: This review presents a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for pneumonia and other severe respiratory events in the solid cancer population. It aims to increase awareness of the risk factors and the different etiologies in this changing scenario in which neutropenia no longer seems to be a decisive factor in poor outcome...
October 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27481750/ketamine-for-analgosedation-in-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Brian L Erstad, Asad E Patanwala
PURPOSE: The purpose of this narrative review is to provide practical and useful guidance for clinicians considering the use of intravenous ketamine for its analgosedative properties in adult, critically ill patients. METHODS: MEDLINE was searched from inception until January 2016. Articles related to the pharmacological properties of ketamine were retrieved. Information pertaining to pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, dosing regimens, adverse effects, and outcomes was obtained from relevant studies...
October 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27481689/critical-incidents-in-a-french-department-of-paediatric-anaesthesia
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Elisa Kupersztych-Hagege, Caroline Duracher-Gout, Rocio Ortego, Pierre Carli, Gilles Orliaguet
BACKGROUND: Several studies have highlighted the importance of critical incident (CI) reporting in order to enhance patient safety. We have implemented an anonymous procedure for CI reporting in our department of paediatric anaesthesia. This study aims at analysing those CIs so as to improve patient care and risk management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CIs were reported by the anaesthetic team using the World Health Organization classification and analysed using the ORION methodology...
July 30, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386763/intensive-care-and-pregnancy-epidemiology-and-general-principles-of-management-of-obstetrics-icu-patients-during-pregnancy
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Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Anne Chantry, Gary Duclos, Aurelie Bourgoin, Alexandre Mignon, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Marc Leone
In developed countries, the rate of obstetric ICU admissions (admission during pregnancy or the postpartum period) is between 0.5 and 4 per 1000 deliveries and the overall case-fatality rate is about 2%. The most two common causes of obstetric ICU admissions concerned direct obstetric pathologies: obstetric hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. This review summarized the principles of management of critically ill pregnant patient. Its imply taking care of two patients in the same time. A coordinated multidisciplinary team including intensivists, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians and pharmacists is therefore necessary...
October 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27322360/pharmacotherapy-during-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-review
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REVIEW
Adam S Himebauch, Todd J Kilbaugh, Athena F Zuppa
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric critical illness and associated alterations in organ function can change drug pharmacokinetics (PK). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life-saving therapy for severe cardiac and/or respiratory failure, causes additional PK alterations that affect drug disposition. AREAS COVERED: The purposes of this review are to discuss the PK changes that occur during ECMO, the associated therapeutic implications, and to review PK literature relevant to pediatric ECMO...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312839/daily-nursing-care-on-patients-undergoing-venous-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-challenging-procedure
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Sara Redaelli, Alberto Zanella, Manuela Milan, Stefano Isgrò, Alberto Lucchini, Antonio Pesenti, Nicolò Patroniti
Daily nursing in critical care patients may alter vital parameters, especially in the most critically ill patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of daily nursing on patients undergoing venous-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) for severe respiratory failure. Daily nursing was performed following defined phases (sponge bath, elevation with scooping stretcher, change position of endotracheal tube, dressing replacement). We recorded physiological and ECMO parameters before and during daily nursing in 5 patients for several days (total: 25 daily nursing) and adverse events: desaturation, hypertension, reduction of mixed venous oxygen saturation, arterial oxygen saturation or ECMO blood flow and elevation in minute ventilation...
December 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27198055/pharmacologic-pharmacokinetic-and-clinical-assessment-of-illicitly-used-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate
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REVIEW
C Michael White
γ-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a common drug of abuse and poses important health risks to users in the form of respiratory, cardiovascular, mental, or traumatic adverse events. GHB has non-dose-proportional effects and pharmacologic effects such as sedation and retrograde amnesia, which can incapacitate people targeted for assault. It has Krebs cycle metabolism, rapid clearance, relative hydrophilicity, and unique drug interactions. Promptly seeking medical attention during intentional or inadvertent overdose is critical to survival, as is prompt supportive care once medical personnel are alerted...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132448/-a-study-of-using-dexmedetomidine-in-ventilator-bundle-treatment-in-an-icu
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ruixia Song, Junyan Li, Chenming Dong, Jing Yang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sedative effect and safety of dexmedetomidine and midazolam in the intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing ventilator bundle treatment. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Ninety patients receiving ICU ventilator-assisted therapy and ventilator bundle treatments for more than 3 days in the First Department of Critical Care Medicine of the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University from January 2013 to December 2014 were enrolled...
October 2015: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27036721/treatment-and-prevention-of-pandemic-h1n1-influenza
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REVIEW
Suresh Rewar, Dashrath Mirdha, Prahlad Rewar
BACKGROUND: Swine influenza is a respiratory infection common to pigs worldwide caused by type A influenza viruses, principally subtypes H1N1, H1N2, H2N1, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. Swine influenza viruses also can cause moderate to severe illness in humans and affect persons of all age groups. People in close contact with swine are at especially high risk. Until recently, epidemiological study of influenza was limited to resource-rich countries. The World Health Organization declared an H1N1 pandemic on June 11, 2009, after more than 70 countries reported 30,000 cases of H1N1 infection...
September 2015: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26982807/evaluation-of-a-mixing-versus-a-cycling-strategy-of-antibiotic-use-in-critically-ill-medical-patients-impact-on-acquisition-of-resistant-microorganisms-and-clinical-outcomes
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Nazaret Cobos-Trigueros, Mar Solé, Pedro Castro, Jorge Luis Torres, Mariano Rinaudo, Elisa De Lazzari, Laura Morata, Cristina Hernández, Sara Fernández, Alex Soriano, José María Nicolás, Josep Mensa, Jordi Vila, José Antonio Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of two strategies of antibiotic use (mixing vs. cycling) on the acquisition of resistant microorganisms, infections and other clinical outcomes. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in an 8-bed intensive care unit during 35- months in which a mixing-cycling policy of antipseudomonal beta-lactams (meropenem, ceftazidime/piperacillin-tazobactam) and fluoroquinolones was operative. Nasopharyngeal and rectal swabs and respiratory secretions were obtained within 48h of admission and thrice weekly thereafter...
2016: PloS One
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