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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161713/clinical-benefits-of-high-volume-hemofiltration-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-with-severe-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Huijie Miao, Fei Wang, Xi Xiong, Chunxia Wang, Yucai Zhang
AIMS: The study aimed to assess the clinical benefits of high-volume hemofiltration (HVHF) in pediatric patients with severe sepsis compared with standard-volume continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 155 pediatric patients with severe sepsis admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit of Shanghai Children's Hospital from January 2010 to June 2016. A total of 93 patients were treated with HVHF and 62 patients were treated with CVVH...
November 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161399/global-lessons-developing-military-trauma-care-and-lessons-for-civilian-practice
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T Woolley, J A Round, M Ingram
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have helped to shape the modern Defence Medical Services. Many lessons were learnt including the need for rapid haemorrhage control, senior decision-making and the evolution of deployed transfusion support. These changes were implemented simultaneously with a coherent, end-to-end medical plan from point of wounding through to rehabilitation. Implementation of the medical plan is harmonious with the NHS trauma pathway, and is key to ensuring effective delivery. Military anaesthetists have a long pre-deployment training pathway starting with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in anaesthesia and/or critical care, and with an emphasis on military skills related to their specific role...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161170/examining-the-implementation-of-collaborative-competencies-in-a-critical-care-setting-key-challenges-for-enacting-competency-based-education
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Joanne Goldman, Simon Kitto, Scott Reeves
Interprofessional collaboration is recognised as an important factor in improving patient care in intensive care units (ICUs). Competency frameworks, and more specifically interprofessional competency frameworks, are a key strategy being used to support the development of attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for an interprofessional approach to care. However, evidence for the application of competencies is limited. This study aimed to extend our empirically based understanding of the significance of interprofessional competencies to actual clinical practice in an ICU...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160466/pharmaceutical-services-in-the-primary-health-care-of-the-brazilian-unified-health-system-advances-and-challenges
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Karen Sarmento Costa, Noêmia Urruth Leão Tavares, José Miguel do Nascimento, Sotero Serrate Mengue, Juliana Álvares, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Orlando Mario Soeiro
This study is a synthesis of the main results of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), Evaluation Component of the Basic Pharmaceutical Services. Based on the critical narrative of the elements of Brazil's pharmaceutical policies, we discuss aspects related to the structure of the pharmaceutical services, the medicines' sanitary state, human resources, access to medicines, rational use and management...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160426/impact-assessment-of-an-automated-drug-dispensing-system-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Débora de-Carvalho, José Luiz Alvim-Borges, Cristiana Maria Toscano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the costs and patient safety of a pilot implementation of an automated dispensing cabinet in a critical care unit of a private tertiary hospital in São Paulo/Brazil. METHODS: This study considered pre- (January-August 2013) and post- (October 2013-October 2014) intervention periods. We considered the time and cost of personnel, number of adverse events, audit adjustments to patient bills, and urgent requests and returns of medications to the central pharmacy...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159605/outcomes-of-emergency-laparotomy-el-care-protocol-at-tertiary-care-center-from-low-middle-income-country-lmic
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Nitin Vashistha, Dinesh Singhal, Sandeep Budhiraja, Bharat Aggarwal, Raj Tobin, Kamal Fotedar
BACKGROUND: Emergency laparotomy mortality ranges between 10 and 20% in best of Western healthcare systems and is currently a major focus for quality improvement programs. In contrast, emergency surgery scenario in LMIC is largely undefined, often neglected and complex (large burden of diseases but only limited capacity for adequate treatment). We evaluated the efficacy of 'EL care protocol' aimed at cost-effective optimal utilization of best available local expertise and infrastructure...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158921/a-nearly-lethal-screw-an-unusual-cause-of-recurrent-bradycardia-and-asystole-episodes-after-fixation-of-the-cervical-spine
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Amit Frenkel, Yair Binyamin, Evgeni Brotfain, Leonid Koyfman, Aviel Roy-Shapira, Ilan Shelef, Moti Klein
We present a case of a 51-year-old man who was injured in a bicycle accident. His main injury was an unstable fracture of the cervical and thoracic vertebral column. Several hours after his arrival to the hospital the patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the cervical and thoracic spine. The patient was hospitalized in our critical care unit for 99 days. During this time patient had several episodes of severe bradycardia and asystole; some were short with spontaneous return to sinus and some required pharmacological treatment and even Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157258/impact-of-earplugs-and-eye-mask-on-sleep-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Alexandre Demoule, Serge Carreira, Sophie Lavault, Olivier Pallanca, Elise Morawiec, Julien Mayaux, Isabelle Arnulf, Thomas Similowski
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, where environmental factors contribute to reduce and fragment sleep. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of earplugs and eye mask on sleep architecture in ICU patients. METHODS: A single-center randomized controlled trial of 64 ICU patients was conducted from July 2012 to December 2013. Patients were randomly assigned to sleep with or without earplugs and an eye mask from inclusion until ICU discharge...
November 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157120/evaluating-nurse-understanding-and-participation-in-the-informed-consent-process
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Sydney A Axson, Nicholas A Giordano, Robin M Hermann, Connie M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Informed consent is fundamental to the autonomous decision-making of patients, yet much is still unknown about the process in the clinical setting. In an evolving healthcare landscape, nurses must be prepared to address patient understanding and participate in the informed consent process to better fulfill their well-established role as patient advocates. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: This study examines hospital-based nurses' experiences and understandings of the informed consent process...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156253/exploring-the-impact-of-using-measured-or-estimated-values-for-height-and-weight-on-the-relationship-between-bmi-and-acute-hospital-mortality
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Anne P Toft-Petersen, Jerome Wulff, David A Harrison, Marlies Ostermann, Mike Margarson, Kathryn M Rowan, Deborah Dawson
PURPOSE: Studies have demonstrated an association between height and weight and mortality among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the optimal body mass index (BMI) might be well above the optimal values in the general population. Most of these studies have relied on estimated values, the validity of which is not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Admissions to adult general ICUs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2016 in the Case Mix Programme (CMP) Database were described by height and weight assessment methods (measured or estimated)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154111/pten-expression-and-its-association-with-glucose-control-and-calorie-supplementation-in-critically-ill-patients
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Alessio Molfino, Francesco Alessandri, Paola Mosillo, Donatella Dell'Utri, Alessio Farcomeni, Maria Ida Amabile, Alessandro Laviano
BACKGROUND & AIM: Phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) reduces insulin sensitivity. Since critically ill patients present insulin resistance, we aimed at assessing the role of PTEN expression on glucose homeostasis and clinical outcome in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) and receiving artificial nutrition. METHODS: Observational, single-center study conducted in one ICU in Rome, Italy on adult patients hospitalized for trauma. Plasma glucose levels and its variability were recorded in patients receiving artificial nutrition...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153961/welcoming-expertise-bereaved-parents-perceptions-of-the-parent-healthcare-provider-relationship-when-a-critically-ill-child-is-admitted-to-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Ashleigh E Butler, Beverley Copnell, Helen Hall
BACKGROUND: Entering the paediatric intensive care unit with a critically ill child is a stressful experience for parents. In addition to fearing for their child's well-being, parents must navigate both a challenging environment and numerous new relationships with healthcare staff. How parents form relationships with staff and how they perceive both their own and the healthcare providers' roles in this early stage of their paediatric intensive care journey is currently unknown. PURPOSE: This paper explores bereaved parents' perceptions of their role and their relationships with healthcare providers when their child is admitted to the intensive care unit, as part of a larger study exploring their experiences when their child dies in intensive care...
November 15, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153934/family-centered-care-from-the-perspective-of-parents-of-children-cared-for-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Carrie Hill, Kathleen A Knafl, Sheila Judge Santacroce
PROBLEM: The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care's (IPFCC) definition of family-centered care (FCC) includes the following four core concepts: respect and dignity, information sharing, participation, and collaboration. To date, research has focused on the provider experience of FCC in the PICU; little is known about how parents of children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) experience FCC. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Articles were included if they were published between 2006 and 2016, included qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods results, related to care received in a PICU, and included results that were from a parent perspective...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153827/compassion-satisfaction-and-fatigue-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-australian-intensive-care-nurses
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Samantha Jakimowicz, Lin Perry, Joanne Lewis
BACKGROUND: Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue influence nurses' intention to stay or leave nursing. Identification of compassion satisfaction or fatigue in critical care nurses is important in this high turnover workforce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine factors predicting and contributing to compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue experienced by critical care nurses in Australian intensive care units. METHODS: A self-reported cross-sectional survey using an established tool collected data from critical care nurses of two adult Australian intensive care units...
November 16, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153752/hospice-care-for-patients-with-dementia-in-the-united-states-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Aline De Vleminck, R Sean Morrison, Diane E Meier, Melissa D Aldridge
BACKGROUND: Patients with dementia form an increasing proportion of those entering hospice care. Little is known about the types of hospices serving patients with dementia and the patterns of hospice use, including timing of hospice disenrollment between patients with and without dementia. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the hospices that serve patients with dementia, to compare patterns of hospice disenrollment for patients with dementia and without dementia, and to evaluate patient-level and hospice-level characteristics associated with hospice disenrollment...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152933/ventilator-induced-lung-injury-does-it-occur-in-children
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Martin C Kneyber
Mechanical ventilation is one of the most practiced interventions in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Although unmistakable life-saving, it can also injury the lung, a process coined ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). To date, almost all of our knowledge VILI has been obtained from studies in adults or experimental studies mimicking the adult critical care situation. This leaves the question if VILI is of importance in the paediatric context. Paediatric clinical studies did not confirm an association between large tidal volume (Vt) and adverse outcome...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152931/can-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-predict-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest
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Vito Fontana, Savino Spadaro, Paola Villois, Claudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alberto Fogagnolo, Leda Nobile, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, high red blood cell distribution width (RDW) values have been associated with increased hospital mortality, but there are no data on the impact of RDW on outcomes of patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest (CA). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between RDW and long-term neurologic outcome in CA survivors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of an institutional database including all unconscious adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after non-traumatic CA between January 2007 and January 2015...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152710/the-black-box-revelation-monitoring-gastrointestinal-function
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Pieter-Jan Moonen, Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten, Jan Van der Mullen, Griet Vermeulen, Manu L N G Malbrain
The gastrointestinal tract comprises diverse functions. Despite recent developments in technology and science, there is no single and universal tool to monitor GI function in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Clinical evaluation is complex and has a low sensitivity to diagnose pathological processes in the abdomen. We performed a MEDLINE and Pubmed search connecting abdominal assessment and critical care. Based on these findings we defined the following major categories of monitoring and diagnostic measures: clinical investigation; assessment of motility and digestive function; microbiome monitoring; perfusion monitoring; laboratory biomarkers and hormonal function; intra-abdominal pressure measurement; and imaging techniques...
November 20, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151415/-diagnostic-value-of-citrulline-and-intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-on-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-in-critical-patients-a-prospective-study-of-530-patients
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Jing Wang, Limei Yu, Yonghong Xia, Yanling Gao, Wenbo Yu, Haihong Sun, Yizhu Sun
OBJECTIVE: To observe the incidence of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and to approach the value of serum citrulline and intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP) on diagnosis of AGI in critical patients. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. 576 critical patients admitted to ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital from February 2016 to February 2017 were enrolled. According to the AGI classification proposed by European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) in 2012, the AGI and severity of the patients were observed...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151364/a-clinical-prediction-model-to-identify-patients-at-high-risk-of-hemodynamic-instability-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Cristhian Potes, Bryan Conroy, Minnan Xu-Wilson, Christopher Newth, David Inwald, Joseph Frassica
BACKGROUND: Early recognition and timely intervention are critical steps for the successful management of shock. The objective of this study was to develop a model to predict requirement for hemodynamic intervention in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); thus, clinicians can direct their care to patients likely to benefit from interventions to prevent further deterioration. METHODS: The model proposed in this study was trained on a retrospective cohort of all patients admitted to a tertiary PICU at a single center in the United States, and validated on another retrospective cohort of all patients admitted to the PICU at a single center in the United Kingdom...
November 20, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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