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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30274009/the-association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-prognosis-in-critically-ill-patients-uric-acid-as-a-prognosis-predictor
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Mehtap Pehlivanlar-Kucuk, Ahmet O Kucuk, Cagatay E Ozturk, Mehmet C Er, Fatma Ulger
BACKGROUND: Uric acid is synthesized from xanthine via xanthine oxidase as an end-product of purine metabolism. Uric acid is a major non-enzymatic antioxidant in the blood, and it exerts a protective action on vitamin C. There are a limited number of ICU studies related to uric acid, which is a valuable prognostic biomarker. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of uric acid as a biomarker in predicting the outcomes of critically ill patients. METHODS: This prospective, multi-centered cohort study included 128 patients from two different intensive care units who met the study inclusion criteria between May 2017 and October 2017...
September 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30183115/driving-pressure-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-critically-ill-patients
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Raiko Blondonnet, Elodie Joubert, Thomas Godet, Pauline Berthelin, Thibaut Pranal, Laurence Roszyk, Russell Chabanne, Nathanael Eisenmann, Alexandre Lautrette, Corinne Belville, Sophie Cayot, Thierry Gillart, Bertrand Souweine, Damien Bouvier, Loic Blanchon, Vincent Sapin, Bruno Pereira, Jean-Michel Constantin, Matthieu Jabaudon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Elevated driving pressure (ΔP) may be associated with increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients admitted via the emergency department and with post-operative pulmonary complications in surgical patients. This study investigated the association of higher ΔP with the onset of ARDS in a high-risk, intensive care unit (ICU) population. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective multicentre observational study...
September 5, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30084205/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Philip Yang, Perry Formanek, Steven Scaglione, Majid Afshar
AIM: Prior randomized controlled trials of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) excluded critically ill patients with cirrhosis. Data regarding risk factors for ARDS development and outcomes from ARDS in patients with cirrhosis are scarce. We sought to characterize outcomes from ARDS in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: An observational cohort of patients with cirrhosis admitted to an intensive care unit at a high-volume liver transplant center between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2014 were reviewed...
August 7, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30036234/differences-between-pulmonary-and-extrapulmonary-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-multicenter-analysis
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Chin Seng Gan, Judith Ju-Ming Wong, Rujipat Samransamruajkit, Soo Lin Chuah, Yek Kee Chor, Suyun Qian, Nattachai Anantasit, Xu Feng, Jacqueline Soo May Ong, Phan Huu Phuc, Suwannee Phumeetham, Rehena Sultana, Tsee Foong Loh, Lucy Chai See Lum, Jan Hau Lee
OBJECTIVES: Extrapulmonary pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome are poorly described in the literature. We aimed to describe and compare the epidemiology, risk factors for mortality, and outcomes in extrapulmonary pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study...
October 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727522/development-of-a-short-course-on-management-of-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-respiratory-infection-and-impact-on-clinician-knowledge-in-resource-limited-intensive-care-units
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Janet V Diaz, Justin R Ortiz, Paula Lister, Nahoko Shindo, Neill K J Adhikari
BACKGROUND: The 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic caused surges of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) in resource-limited settings. Several Ministries of Health requested clinical management guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), which had not previously developed guidance regarding critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the acceptability and impact on knowledge of a short course about the management of critically ill patients with acute respiratory infections complicated by sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome delivered to clinicians in resource-limited ICUs...
May 4, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324628/ulinastatin-protects-against-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-attenuating-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-activation-and-reducing-inflammatory-mediators
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Chao Cao, Chengfen Yin, Songtao Shou, Jun Wang, Lechang Yu, Xuening Li, Yanfen Chai
Acute lung injury (ALI) and its severe form, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), remain the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Ulinastatin (UTI), a serine protease inhibitor, possesses anti-inflammatory properties and has been suggested to modulate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis; thus, it is now widely used in the treatment of pancreatitis, sepsis, and septic shock. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), an essential LPS signaling receptor, plays a critical role in the activation of innate immunity...
January 10, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308749/-2017-clinical-breakthroughs-in-critical-care-medicine
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Wei Huang
New achievements in critical care medicine 2017 may include updating of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" international guideline. Comparing evaluation of sequential (sepsis-related) organ failure assessment (SOFA) and quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA), combination therapies with steroid, vitamin B1 and vitamin C in patients with sepsis, identification of endophenotype of sepsis, as well phenotype of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, it is also need to mention some of negative trials, such as levosimendan in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, low-dose immunoglobulin G and polymyxin B hemoperfusion for patient with septic shock, and enteral versus parenteral early nutrition in ventilated adults with shock...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297399/the-coming-era-of-precision-medicine-for-intensive-care
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REVIEW
Jean-Louis Vincent
Recent advances in technology and better understanding of mechanisms underlying disease are beginning to enable us to better characterize critically ill patients. Instead of using nonspecific syndromic groupings, such as sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome, we can now classify individual patients according to various specific characteristics, such as immune status. This "personalized" medicine approach will enable us to distinguish patients who have similar clinical presentations but different cellular and molecular responses that will influence their need for and responses (both negative and positive) to specific treatments...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29264363/cell-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-sepsis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Marta Camprubí-Rimblas, Josep Bringué, Neus Tantinyà, Antonio Artigas
Sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are life threating diseases with high mortality and morbidity in all the critical care units around the world. After decades of research, and numerous pre-clinical and clinical trials, sepsis and ARDS remain without a specific and effective pharmacotherapy and essentially the management remains supportive. In the last years cell therapies gained potential as a therapeutic treatment for ARDS and sepsis. Based on numerous pre-clinical studies, there is a growing evidence of the potential benefits of cell based therapies for the treatment of sepsis and ARDS...
November 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875277/-critical-illness-myopathy-and-polyneuropathy
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REVIEW
D Senger, F Erbguth
An average of 50-80% of patients treated in the intensive care unit is affected by disturbances of neuromuscular functions due to damage to the nerves and muscles, which has led to the terms critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy. Both components occur in 30-50% of patients, while the others predominantly show a pure myopathy, while pure neuropathy is rare. Meanwhile, the descriptive term of the concept as intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is preferred. The most significant risk factors for the development of ICUAW are sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
October 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858917/why-do-we-fail-to-deliver-evidence-based-practice-in-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Curtis H Weiss
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of evidence-based practices in clinical practice is frequently inadequate. Recent research has uncovered many barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practices in critical care medicine. Using a comprehensive conceptual framework, this review identifies and classifies the barriers to implementation of several major critical care evidence-based practices. RECENT FINDINGS: The many barriers that have been recently identified can be classified into domains of the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR)...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424124/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-incidence-but-not-mortality-has-decreased-nationwide-a-national-trauma-data-bank-study
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Michael Fahr, Glenn Jones, Hollis O'Neal, Juan Duchesne, Danielle Tatum
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) incidence is reported to have decreased in recent years. However, no large-scale study to date has exclusively examined ARDS in the critically injured. We sought to examine the national incidence of ARDS and its associated outcomes exclusively in adult trauma patients. The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) was queried to evaluate the incidence of ARDS and associated outcomes over a 6-year study period (2007-2012). Included patients were ≥18 years old, with at least one ventilator day, and complications recorded...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366166/a-path-to-precision-in-the-icu
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REVIEW
David M Maslove, Francois Lamontagne, John C Marshall, Daren K Heyland
Precision medicine is increasingly touted as a groundbreaking new paradigm in biomedicine. In the ICU, the complexity and ambiguity of critical illness syndromes have been identified as fundamental justifications for the adoption of a precision approach to research and practice. Inherently protean diseases states such as sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome have manifestations that are physiologically and anatomically diffuse, and that fluctuate over short periods of time. This leads to considerable heterogeneity among patients, and conditions in which a "one size fits all" approach to therapy can lead to widely divergent results...
April 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257336/preadmission-oral-corticosteroids-are-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-critically-ill-adults-with-sepsis
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Andrew C McKown, Erin M McGuinn, Lorraine B Ware, Li Wang, David R Janz, Todd W Rice, Matthew W Semler
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between preadmission oral corticosteroid receipt and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Medical, surgical, trauma, and cardiovascular ICUs of an academic medical center. PATIENTS: A total of 1,080 critically ill patients with sepsis. INTERVENTIONS: None...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144059/epidemiological-profile-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-patients-a-tertiary-care-experience
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Rahul Magazine, Shobitha Rao, Bharti Chogtu, Ramkumar Venkateswaran, Hameed Aboobackar Shahul, Umesh Goneppanavar
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is seen in critically ill patients. Its etiological spectrum in India is expected to be different from that seen in western countries due to the high prevalence of tropical infections. AIM: To study the epidemiological profile of ARDS patients. SETTING: A tertiary care hospital in Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 150 out of the 169 ARDS patients diagnosed during 2010-2012...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969572/failure-of-chemical-thromboprophylaxis-in-critically-ill-medical-and-surgical-patients-with-sepsis
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Jennifer M Hanify, Lori H Dupree, Donald W Johnson, Jason A Ferreira
PURPOSE: Critically ill patients who develop sepsis may be at a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis failure; however, studies in this population are limited. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of VTE prophylaxis failure in this population. METHODS: This retrospective review of patients admitted to the intensive care unit between February 2013 and September 2015 included patients who were diagnosed with sepsis and received heparin or enoxaparin VTE prophylaxis...
February 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922256/statins-in-critical-care-to-give-or-not-to-give
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Amr S Omar, Samy Hanoura, Haifa M Al-Janubi, Ahmed Mahfouz
Owing to their immune modulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antithrombotic, and endothelial action, statins are widely used in the critical care setting in several disease scenarios. The present review focuses on the evidence supporting an even wider utilization of statins in intensive care practice for diverse indications. A search of the literature was carried out in PubMed, Cochrane and EMBASE databases up to January 2016. Review articles, meta-analyses, and original trials on the effects of statin therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) were included, by combining the following MeSH terms: "statins," "intensive care," "cardiac surgery," "sepsis," "acute respiratory distress syndrome," "pneumonia," "subarachnoid hemorrhage," "traumatic brain injury," and "critical illness...
May 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891260/intravenous-vitamin-c-administered-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-recurrent-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Amit Bharara, Catherine Grossman, Daniel Grinnan, Aamer Syed, Bernard Fisher, Christine DeWilde, Ramesh Natarajan, Alpha A Berry Fowler
This case report summarizes the first use of intravenous vitamin C employed as an adjunctive interventional agent in the therapy of recurrent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The two episodes of ARDS occurred in a young female patient with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, a rare, sporadically occurring, noninherited disorder that is characterized by extensive gastrointestinal polyposis and malabsorption. Prior to the episodes of sepsis, the patient was receiving nutrition via chronic hyperalimentation administered through a long-standing central venous catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779514/patient-eligibility-for-randomized-controlled-trials-in-critical-care-medicine-an-international-two-center-observational-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Ryan M J Ivie, Emily A Vail, Hannah Wunsch, Monica P Goldklang, Robert Fowler, Vivek K Moitra
OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to determine the generalizability of information gained from randomized controlled trials in critically ill patients by assessing the incidence of eligibility for each trial. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. We identified the 15 most highly cited randomized controlled trials in critical care medicine published between 1998 and 2008. We examined the inclusion and exclusion criteria for each randomized controlled trial and then assessed the eligibility of each patient admitted to a study ICU for each randomized controlled trial and calculated rates of potential trial eligibility in the cohort...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748303/aetiology-outcomes-predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-north-india
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Surendra K Sharma, Anunay Gupta, Ashutosh Biswas, Abhishek Sharma, Atul Malhotra, K T Prasad, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Sajal Ajmani, Hridesh Mishra, Manish Soneja, Shobha Broor
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common disorder in critically ill patients and is associated with high mortality. There is a paucity of literature on this condition from developing countries. This prospective observational study was designed to find out the aetiology, outcomes and predictors of mortality in ARDS. METHODS: Sixty four consecutive patients who satisfied American-European Consensus Conference (AECC) definition of ARDS from medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a tertiary care centre in New Delhi, India, were enrolled in the study...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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