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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228343/ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-blockage-in-a-patellar-dislocation-an-effective-technique-for-emergency-physicians
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Sami Eksert, Sinan Akay, Murtaza Kaya, Ali Kantemir, Kenan Keklikci
BACKGROUND: Patellar dislocation is an orthopedic emergency and its reduction can be painful. The aim of this case is to show that the ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blockage can be effectively used in the pain management of patellar reduction in the emergency department (ED). CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old man was admitted to our ED after suffering a fall down a flight of stairs. The initial physical examination and plain radiography showed a patellar dislocation in the right knee...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212147/monitoring-hospitalized-adult-patients-for-opioid-induced-sedation-and-respiratory-depression
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Carla R Jungquist, Kirsten Smith, Kelly L Wiltse Nicely, Rosemary C Polomano
: Opioid analgesics are commonly administered to hospitalized patients to treat acute pain, but these drugs put patients at risk for serious adverse events, such as unintended advancing sedation, respiratory depression, and death. Nurses play an important role in keeping patients safe by making clinical decisions about the frequency and intensity with which patients receiving IV and epidural opioids should be monitored. To make sound clinical judgments, nurses must be aware of the factors that place patients at elevated risk for adverse opioid-related effects and know how to screen and assess patients for these risks...
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193195/assessing-the-burden-of-treatment-emergent-adverse-events-associated-with-atypical-antipsychotic-medications
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Pierre-Michel Llorca, Christophe Lançon, Ann Hartry, T Michelle Brown, Dana B DiBenedetti, Siddhesh A Kamat, Clément François
BACKGROUND: Treatment of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) show improved efficacy and reduced side effect burden compared with older antipsychotic medications. However, a risk of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) remains. TEAEs are hard to quantify and perspectives on the importance of TEAEs differ across patients and between patients and physicians. The current study is a qualitative assessment that investigates TEAEs of AAPs from both patient and physician perspectives to provide better understanding of the occurrence and burden of TEAEs associated with these medications...
February 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159575/changing-target-temperature-from-33%C3%A2-c-to-36%C3%A2-c-in-the-icu-management-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-before-and-after-study
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Janet E Bray, Dion Stub, Jason E Bloom, Louise Segan, Biswadev Mitra, Karen Smith, Judith Finn, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In December 2013, our institution changed the target temperature management (TTM) for the first 24h in ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (VF-OHCA) patients from 33°C to 36°C. This study aimed to examine the impact this change had on measured temperatures and patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive VF-OHCA patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Melbourne (Australia) between January 2013 and August 2015...
January 31, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118967/pharmacists-perceptions-and-communication-of-risk-for-alertness-impairing-medications
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Ibrahim Jomaa, Mariam Odisho, Janet M Y Cheung, Keith Wong, Jason G Ellis, Tanya Smyth, Bandana Saini
BACKGROUND: A core role of the pharmacist is to ensure safe and effective medication use. Therapeutic classes that impair alertness (e.g. sedatives or hypnotics) can pose safety concerns for the consumer when undertaking activities requiring psychomotor vigilance (e.g. driving). OBJECTIVE: To explore pharmacists' perceptions and communication strategy of the risks related to alertness impairing medications in clinical practice. METHODS: In-depth semi-structured interviews explored community pharmacists' perceptions of medication-related risks, current medication provision and the feasibility of new practice tools...
January 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112072/physicians-perceptions-of-suffering-in-people-with-dementia-at-the-end-of-life
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Jenny T van der Steen, Luc Deliens, Raymond T C M Koopmans, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe physicians' perceptions of the suffering of their patients who are dying with dementia, many of whom are incompetent with regard to decision making and have difficulty with communicating about the source of their distress and with identifying related factors. METHOD: We analyzed data from the nationally representative observational Dutch End-of-Life in Dementia (DEOLD) cohort study (2007-2011), which involved 34 long-term care facilities...
January 23, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100967/anesthetic-management-in-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia
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Yi Deng, Payam S Naeini, Mehdi Razavi, Charles D Collard, Daniel A Tolpin, James M Anton
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is increasingly being used to treat patients who have ventricular tachycardia, and anesthesiologists frequently manage their perioperative care. This narrative review is intended to familiarize anesthesiologists with preprocedural, intraprocedural, and postprocedural implications of this ablation. Ventricular tachycardia typically arises from structural heart disease, most often from scar tissue after myocardial infarction. Many patients thus affected will benefit from radiofrequency catheter ablation in the electrophysiology laboratory to ablate the foci of arrhythmogenesis...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093358/mapping-the-functional-connectome-traits-of-levels-of-consciousness
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Enrico Amico, Daniele Marinazzo, Carol Di Perri, Lizette Heine, Jitka Annen, Charlotte Martial, Mario Dzemidzic, Murielle Kirsch, Vincent Bonhomme, Steven Laureys, Joaquín Goñi
Examining task-free functional connectivity (FC) in the human brain offers insights on how spontaneous integration and segregation of information relate to human cognition, and how this organization may be altered in different conditions, and neurological disorders. This is particularly relevant for patients in disorders of consciousness (DOC) following severe acquired brain damage and coma, one of the most devastating conditions in modern medical care. We present a novel data-driven methodology, connICA, which implements Independent Component Analysis (ICA) for the extraction of robust independent FC patterns (FC-traits) from a set of individual functional connectomes, without imposing any a priori data stratification into groups...
January 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063863/correlation-between-observational-scales-of-sedation-and-comfort-and-bispectral-index-scores-bis
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Michael Barbato, Greg Barclay, Jan Potter, Wilf Yeo, Joseph Chung
CONTEXT: When palliative care patients enter the phase of unconsciousness preceding death it is standard practice to initiate or continue a subcutaneous infusion of an opioid plus or minus a sedative. The doses are determined somewhat empirically and adjustments are based on clinical assessment and observational measures of sedation and comfort. Following reports that these observational measures could be misleading, this study assesses their validity by comparing them with an objective measure of sedation, the Bispectral Index score (BIS)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054285/drug-interactions-in-neurocritical-care
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Brian Spoelhof, Salia Farrokh, Lucia Rivera-Lara
Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are common and avoidable complications that are associated with poor patient outcomes. Neurocritical care patients may be at particular risk for DDIs due to alterations in pharmacokinetic profiles and exposure to medications with a high DDI risk. This review describes the principles of DDI pharmacology, common and severe DDIs in Neurocritical care, and recommendations to minimize adverse outcomes. A review of published literature was performed using PubMed by searching for 'Drug Interaction' and several high DDI risk and common neurocritical care medications...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004588/2015-annual-report-of-the-american-association-of-poison-control-centers-national-poison-data-system-npds-33rd-annual-report
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James B Mowry, Daniel A Spyker, Daniel E Brooks, Ashlea Zimmerman, Jay L Schauben
INTRODUCTION: This is the 33rd Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 January 2015, 55 of the nation's poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically to NPDS. The upload interval was 9.52 [7.40, 13.6] (median [25%, 75%]) minutes, creating a near real-time national exposure and information database and surveillance system. METHODS: We analyzed the case data tabulating specific indices from NPDS...
December 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960654/a-case-of-dose-escalation-of-quetiapine-in-persistent-insomnia-disorder
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Claudia Cornelis, Ann Van Gastel, Glenn Dumont, Violette Coppens, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens, Filip Van Den Eede
Quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is recommended for the treatment of schizophrenia and mood disorders. In addition, given its sedative effects, a low dose of the agent is also widely used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and sleep disturbances. In this case study, quetiapine was the first effective drug in reducing chronic insomnia in a male patient with a long treatment history. Because its effect declined over time, in the course of two years, a gradual dose increase led to a posology 50 times higher than the off-label dosage used to obtain sedation, i...
December 14, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918326/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-with-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Saptashree M Basu, Frances F Chung, Shireen F AbdelHakim, Jean Wong
Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a form of sleep-disordered breathing characterized by a diminished drive to breathe during sleep, despite progressive hypercapnia and hypoxia. The condition results from mutations in the paired-like homeobox 2B (PHOX2B) gene. The aim of this review was to conduct a systematic search of the current data on CCHS as it relates to perioperative considerations and to discuss the classification, prevalence, pathophysiology, presentation, genetics, and management of the condition...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917092/colorectal-cancer-screening-navigation-for-the-underserved-experience-of-an-urban-program
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Alicia Lamanna, Heather Sheaffer, Carmen Guerra, Michael Kochman
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Although colorectal cancer screenings are effective and recommended by all clinical practice guidelines, only 65.7% of adults ages 50 to 75 years are screened. Colorectal cancer screening is disproportionately underutilized in inner city populations. In 2011, the University of Pennsylvania Health System created a navigation program to specifically address poor colorectal cancer screening rates and increase access to colorectal cancer screening colonoscopies for patients in the underserved areas of West, South, and Southwest Philadelphia...
September 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903013/isoflurane-associated-mydriasis-mimicking-blown-pupils-in-a-patient-treated-in-a-neurointensive-care-unit
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Eva Magdalena Korf, Volker Martin Tronnier, Jan Gliemroth, Jan Nils Küchler
We report a misinterpretation of bilateral mydriasis as blown pupils related to elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) under volatile sedation with isoflurane (Anesthetic Conserving Device [AnaConDa], Hudson RCI, Uppland Vasby, Sweden) in a 59-year-old patient with a severe traumatic brain injury with frontal contusion. The patient showed bilateral mydriasis and a missing light reflex 8 hours after changing sedation from intravenous treatment with midazolam and esketamine to volatile administration of isoflurane...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819431/faster-self-paced-rate-of-drinking-for-alcohol-mixed-with-energy-drinks-versus-alcohol-alone
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Cecile A Marczinski, Mark T Fillmore, Sarah F Maloney, Amy L Stamates
The consumption of alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) has been associated with higher rates of binge drinking and impaired driving when compared with alcohol alone. However, it remains unclear why the risks of use of AmED are heightened compared with alcohol alone even when the doses of alcohol consumed are similar. Therefore, the purpose of this laboratory study was to investigate if the rate of self-paced beverage consumption was faster for a dose of AmED versus alcohol alone using a double-blind, within-subjects, placebo-controlled study design...
November 7, 2016: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800163/validity-of-the-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-rass-in-critically-ill-children
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Abigail Glicksman Kerson, Rebecca DeMaria, Elizabeth Mauer, Christine Joyce, Linda M Gerber, Bruce M Greenwald, Gabrielle Silver, Chani Traube
BACKGROUND: The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) is a single tool that is intuitive, is easy to use, and includes both agitation and sedation. The RASS has never been formally validated for pediatric populations. The objective of this study was to assess inter-rater agreement and criterion validity of the RASS in critically ill children. METHODS: To evaluate validity, the RASS score was compared to both a visual analog scale (VAS) scored by the patient's nurse, and the University of Michigan Sedation Scale (UMSS), performed by a researcher...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769614/allergic-reaction-to-ketamine-as-monotherapy-for-procedural-sedation
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Tammy T Nguyen, Bethany Baker, Jeffrey D Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is a cyclohexamine derivative that acts as a noncompetitive N-methyl D-aspartate receptor antagonist. Its use for procedural sedation is recommended by national clinical policy. However, its immunogenic potential is not well documented. CASE REPORT: We report a case of allergic reaction associated with the administration of intravenous ketamine for procedural sedation in a 16-year-old male. Minutes after administration, the patient developed a morbilliform, erythematous rash that extended to the upper and lower torso and resolved with intravenous diphenhydramine...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765479/etiologies-and-delirium-rates-of-elderly-ed-patients-with-acutely-altered-mental-status-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Mehmet Ali Aslaner, Mustafa Boz, Ali Çelik, Asliddin Ahmedali, Sercan Eroğlu, Nalan Metin Aksu, Serkan Emre Eroğlu
OBJECTIVES: Altered mental status (AMS) is a challenging diagnosis in older patients and has a large range of etiologies. The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of such etiologies for physicians to be better aware of AMS backgrounds and hence improve outcomes and mortality rates. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted at 4 emergency departments. Patients 65 years and older who presented to the emergency department with acute AMS (≤1 week), with symptoms ranging from comas and combativeness, were eligible for inclusion in this study...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752170/-impact-of-dexmedetomidine-sevoflurane-anesthesia-on-intraoperative-wake-up-test-in-children-patients-undergoing-scoliosis-surgery
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L X Quan, H X An, D X Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of 0.4 μg/(kg×h) dose of dexmedetomidine on intra-operative wake-up test in children patients undergoing scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients for posterior scoliosis correction (ASA I-II, aged 5-16 years) from March 2013 to April 2015 were enrolled in this prospective, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study, The patients were randomly classified into two groups to receive dexmedetomidine (group RD, n=30) or saline solution (group R, n=30)...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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