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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813495/establishing-failure-predictors-for-the-planned-extubation-of-overweight-and-obese-patients
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wei-Lun Liu, Chung-Han Ho, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng
We investigated failure predictors for the planned extubation of overweight (body mass index [BMI] = 25.0-29.9) and obese (BMI ≥ 30) patients. All patients admitted to the adult intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital in Taiwan were identified. They had all undergone endotracheal intubation for > 48 h and were candidates for extubation. During the study, 595 patients (overweight = 458 [77%]); obese = 137 [23%]) with planned extubation after weaning were included in the analysis; extubation failed in 34 patients (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-anaphylaxis
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REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or non-allergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782308/a-prospective-observational-study-to-determine-the-prevalence-and-clinical-profile-of-patients-of-hypertensive-crisis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Santosh B Salagre, Shobha M Itolikar, Kapil Gedam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension can present in crisis form as 'hypertensive urgency'(HU) or as 'hypertensive emergency' (HE). Both the conditions are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. AIM: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, course of illness, end-organ damage and survival outcome in patients with hypertensive crisis. METHODOLOGY: This prospective observational year-long study was conducted after due ethical considerations on 120 adult non-pregnant patients who presented with blood pressure of >180/120 mm Hg in the emergency medical services of a tertiary care hospital...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780837/-application-and-efficacy-of-endotracheal-tube-of-drug-injection-for-postoperative-patients
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S Q Liu, Z Liu, W C Yang, Z H Hu, J L Zhang, Y Li
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of endotracheal tube for drug injection in postoperative ICU patients. Methods: A total of 60 ICU patients who were given mechanical ventilation after surgical treatment were enrolled in this study from January 2015 to August 2016 at our hospital. All the patients were divided into the observation group (30 cases) and the control group (30 cases). In the observation group, the patients were treated with the endotracheal tube for surface anesthesia by injecting 2% lidocaine into the trachea, and patients in the control group were treated with saline instead of lidocaine...
August 1, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767690/a-simplified-prevention-bundle-with-dual-hand-hygiene-audit-reduces-early-onset-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-cardiovascular-surgery-units-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Kang-Cheng Su, Yu Ru Kou, Fang-Chi Lin, Chieh-Hung Wu, Jia-Yih Feng, Shiang-Fen Huang, Tao-Fen Shiung, Kwei-Chun Chung, Yu-Hsiu Tung, Kuang-Yao Yang, Shi-Chuan Chang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of a simplified prevention bundle with alcohol-based, dual hand hygiene (HH) audit on the incidence of early-onset ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: This 3-year, quasi-experimental study with interrupted time-series analysis was conducted in two cardiovascular surgery intensive care units in a medical center. Unaware external HH audit (eHH) performed by non-unit-based observers was a routine task before and after bundle implementation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757746/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-emergency-department-revisits-within-72-hours-and-subsequent-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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I-Ting Tsai, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Chao-Sung Chang, Kuo-Hsin Lee, Chih-Yu Liang, Chih-Wei Hsu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the characteristics and outcomes of patients with emergency department (ED) revisits within 72 hours and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of all adult patients revisiting the ED of a single tertiary referral medical center with ICU admissions between January 2012 and September 2014 were reviewed in terms of patient characteristics, clinical manifestations, diagnoses, triage according to the Taiwan Triage and Acuity Scale, causes of revisits, and mortality...
October 2016: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742724/epidemiology-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Ryan A Romans, Steven M Schwartz, John M Costello, Nikhil K Chanani, Parthak Prodhan, Avihu Z Gazit, Andrew H Smith, David S Cooper, Jeffrey Alten, Kshitij P Mistry, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of noninvasive ventilation therapy for patients admitted to pediatric cardiac ICUs and to assess practice variation across hospitals. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected clinical registry data. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to cardiac ICUs at PC4 hospitals. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738447/comparison-of-local-versus-general-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-meta-analysis
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Pedro A Villablanca, Divyanshu Mohananey, Katarina Nikolic, Sripal Bangalore, David P Slovut, Verghese Mathew, Vinod H Thourani, Josep Rode's-Cabau, Iván J Núñez-Gil, Tina Shah, Tanush Gupta, David F Briceno, Mario J Garcia, Jacob T Gutsche, John G Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is typically performed under general anesthesia (GA). However, there is increasing data supporting the safety of performing TAVR under local anesthesia/conscious sedation (LA). We performed a meta-analysis to gain better understanding of the safety and efficacy of LA versus GA in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: We comprehensively searched EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science...
July 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715077/age-and-gender-related-peculiarities-of-patients-with-delirium-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Pranas Serpytis, Petras Navickas, Alvydas Navickas, Rokas Serpytis, Giedrius Navickas, Sigita Glaveckaite
BACKGROUND: The overall evidence base regarding delirium has been growing steadily over the past few decades. There has been considerable analysis of delirium concerning, for example, mechanically ventilated patients, patients in the general intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and patients with exclusively postoperative delirium. Nevertheless, there are few studies regarding delirium in a cardiovascular ICU (ICCU) setting and especially scarce literature about the particular features of delirium relating to patient age and gender...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699492/adverse-drug-reactions-in-critical-care-setting-a-systematic-review
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Joshua Lisha, Velu Annalakshmi, Jose Maria, Devi Padmini
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is reported to be high in critical care units. We conducted a systematic review to study the prevalence, drugs implicated, preventability, predictability, severity and determinants of ADRs in critical care settings. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PROQUEST and OVID (January 1995 to June 2015) using pre-specified appropriate medical subject heading (MeSH) terms. Of 1552 studies, 34 studies were included for data extraction and synthesis...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680510/modelling-the-cardiovascular-system-for-assessing-the-blood-pressure-curve
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T G Myers, Vicent Ribas Ripoll, Anna Sáez de Tejada Cuenca, Sarah L Mitchell, Mark J McGuinness
A four compartment model of the cardiovascular system is developed. To allow for easy interpretation and to minimise the number of parameters, an effort was made to keep the model as simple as possible. Using a standard method (Matlab function fminsearch) to calculate the parameter values led to unacceptable run times or non-convergence. Consequently we developed an algorithm which first finds the most important model parameters and uses these as a basis for a four stage process which accurately determines all parameter values...
2017: Math Ind Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662606/patients-with-vasculitides-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-implications-from-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Yael Haviv, Ora Shovman, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Yarden Yavne, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Howard Amital, Abdulla Watad
BACKGROUND: Vasculitides are a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of vessels. Vasculitides may have life-threatening complications with significant morbidity and mortality; however, information regarding the outcome and prognosis of patients with vasculitides requiring intensive care unit (ICU) is scarce. METHODS: Data of patients with vasculitides admitted to the ICU of the Sheba Medical Center between the years 2000 and 2014 were retrieved retrospectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603411/effect-of-small-dose-levosimendan-on-mortality-rates-and-organ-functions-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Xin Wang, Shikui Li
AIM: As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection. This study was designed to assess the effect of small-dose levosimendan without a loading dose on mortality rates and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Following a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded design, 240 Chinese elderly patients with sepsis shock were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598043/clinical-profile-of-hypertensive-emergencies-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Shubhangi V Dhadke, Vithal N Dhadke, Dhruv S Batra
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of hypertensive emergencies in an ICU set up and to study the clinical presentation of hypertensive emergencies related to cardiovascular, neurological and renovascular system. METHODS: Type of Study: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. DURATION OF STUDY: Two years from 1st December 2011 till 30th November 2013. SAMPLE SIZE: 50 patients of hypertensive emergencies admitted to the intensive care unit of Dr...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590308/perioperative-factors-related-to-the-severity-of-vocal-cord-paralysis-after-thoracic-cardiovascular-surgery-a-retrospective-review
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Hiroki Taenaka, Sho Carl Shibata, Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Tatsuyuki Imada, Akinori Uchiyama, Yuji Fujino
BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paralysis (VCP) is a rare complication of thoracic cardiovascular surgery. In severe cases, life-threatening airway obstruction may occur. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and severity of VCP among patients who underwent thoracic cardiovascular surgery and to identify possible risk factors. DESIGN: Single-centre retrospective review of adult patients. SETTING: Osaka University Hospital, Suita, Japan, from January 2013 to August 2015...
July 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589535/low-hdl-levels-in-sepsis-versus-trauma-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Sébastien Tanaka, Julien Labreuche, Elodie Drumez, Anatole Harrois, Sophie Hamada, Bernard Vigué, David Couret, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Meilhac
BACKGROUND: The protective cardiovascular effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) is considered to chiefly rely on reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues back to the liver. However, HDL particles display pleiotropic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic or antioxidant functions. Some studies suggest that HDL concentration decreases during sepsis, and an association was reported between low HDL levels and a poor outcome. Like sepsis, trauma is also associated with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562384/personalized-hemodynamic-management
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Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent, Julia Y Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe personalized hemodynamic management of critically ill patients in the operating room and the ICU. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent clinical studies have investigated different strategies for optimizing blood pressure (BP) and flow in the operating room and in the ICU. In the past, (early) goal-directed hemodynamic treatment strategies often used predefined fixed population-based 'normal' values as hemodynamic targets. Most hemodynamic variables, however, have large interindividual variability and are dependent on several biometric factors...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558082/analysis-of-the-use-of-extracorporeal-circulation-on-the-in-hospital-outcomes-of-dialytic-patients-who-underwent-myocardial-revascularization-surgery
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Matheus Miranda, João Nelson Rodrigues Branco, Guilherme Flora Vargas, Nelson Americo Hossne, Michele Costa Yoshimoto, José Honorio de Almeida Palma da Fonseca, José Osmar Medina de Abreu Pestana, Enio Buffolo
BACKGROUND: Myocardial revascularization surgery is the best treatment for dyalitic patients with multivessel coronary disease. However, the procedure still has high morbidity and mortality. The use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC) can have a negative impact on the in-hospital outcomes of these patients. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences between the techniques with ECC and without ECC during the in-hospital course of dialytic patients who underwent surgical myocardial revascularization...
December 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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