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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042185/the-impact-of-open-to-collaborative-care-model-in-cardiovascular-surgical%C3%A2-unit
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Hsing-Ying Wu, Heng-Sheng Chao, Hsin-Chin Shih, Chun-Che Shih, Shi-Chuan Chang
BACKGROUND: When compared with open care model, a closed one improves patient care in intensive care units (ICUs), mixed ICUs, surgical ICUs and trauma centers. We wanted to evaluate the benefit of a collaborative care model in highly specialized cardiovascular care unit. METHODS: This study was a retrospective, observational study conducted in the cardiovascular care unit of a teaching hospital. All patients who were above 20 years old and had received cardiovascular operation were enrolled for data collection and analysis...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032753/halogenated-agents-and-cardiovascular-surgery-has-mortality-really-decreased
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Giovanni Landoni, Juan Carlos Lopez-Delgado, Chiara Sartini, Simona Tamà, Alberto Zangrillo
Halogenated anesthetic agents (desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane) may have cardioprotective properties at therapeutic doses against myocardial intraoperative ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cardioprotection mechanisms are related to mitochondrial and anti-apoptotic signaling pathways. Experimental and human studies have proven that their use may reduce morbidity and mortality in the setting of cardiac surgery, including a reduction in myocardial infarct size and mechanical ventilation needs. On the contrary, total intra-venous propofol based anesthesia may be detrimental...
October 10, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024879/single-intervention-for-a-reduction-in-portable-chest-radiography-pcxr-in-cardiovascular-and-surgical-trauma-icus-and-associated-outcomes
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Joseph E Tonna, Kensaku Kawamoto, Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, Mary C Mone, Robert E Glasgow, Richard G Barton, John R Hoidal, Yoshimi Anzai
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that "on-demand" radiography is equivalent to daily routine with regard to adverse events. In these studies, provider behavior is controlled. Pragmatic implementation has not been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study. Medical directors of two intervention ICUs requested pCXRs be ordered on an on-demand basis at one time point, without controlling or monitoring behavior or providing follow-up...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973220/effect-of-individualized-vs-standard-blood-pressure-management-strategies-on-postoperative-organ-dysfunction-among-high-risk-patients-undergoing-major-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Emmanuel Futier, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Pierre-Gregoire Guinot, Thomas Godet, Emmanuel Lorne, Philippe Cuvillon, Sebastien Bertran, Marc Leone, Bruno Pastene, Vincent Piriou, Serge Molliex, Jacques Albanese, Jean-Michel Julia, Benoit Tavernier, Etienne Imhoff, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Jean-Michel Constantin, Bruno Pereira, Samir Jaber
Importance: Perioperative hypotension is associated with an increase in postoperative morbidity and mortality, but the appropriate management strategy remains uncertain. Objective: To evaluate whether an individualized blood pressure management strategy tailored to individual patient physiology could reduce postoperative organ dysfunction. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Intraoperative Norepinephrine to Control Arterial Pressure (INPRESS) study was a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial conducted in 9 French university and nonuniversity hospitals...
October 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970319/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-neonatal-collapse-caused-by-enterovirus-myocarditis
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Gerard Cortina, Derek Best, Markus Deisenberg, Roberto Chiletti, Warwick Butt
OBJECTIVE: To describe the effect of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on survival and cardiac outcome of neonates with myocardial failure secondary to severe enterovirus (EV) myocarditis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: A 15-bed cardiac paediatric intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS: We describe the clinical presentations, cardiac findings, ECMO characteristics and outcome of seven neonates with severe EV myocarditis...
September 29, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960534/factors-associated-with-demoralization-syndrome-in-patients-before-and-after-cardiac-surgery
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Hsiu-Yun Liao, Chaw-Chi Chiu, Ying-Ying Ko, Hsing-Mei Chen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper sought to investigate the incidence of and contributors to demoralization syndrome among patients before and after cardiac surgery. BACKGROUND: Demoralization syndrome is a common but neglected phenomenon in nursing practice. Patients who require cardiac surgery experience demoralization syndrome more often than they experience depression. DESIGN: A prospective correlational design was applied. METHODS: A convenience sample of 76 participants undergoing cardiac surgery was recruited from the cardiovascular wards of two medical centres in Taiwan...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948307/cardiovascular-issues-in-the-icu-a-call-for-papers
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EDITORIAL
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Anders Aneman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 25, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936735/dual-behavior-of-exosomes-in-septic-cardiomyopathy
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Valter Vinícius Silva Monteiro, Jordano Ferreira Reis, Rafaelli de Souza Gomes, Kely Campos Navegantes, Marta Chagas Monteiro
Sepsis is one of the main causes of ICU hospitalization worldwide, with a high mortality rate, and is associated with a large number of comorbidities. One of the main comorbidities associated with sepsis is septic cardiomyopathy. This process occurs mainly due to mechanisms of damage in the cardiovascular system that will lead to changes in cardiovascular physiology, such as decreased Ca(2+) response, mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased β-adrenergic receptor response. Within this process the exosomes play an important role in the pathophysiology of this disease, in which the exosomal content is related to mechanisms that will trigger its development...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932559/pupillary-abnormalities-in-non-selected-critically-ill-patients-an-observational-study
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Philippe Portran, Martin Cour, Romain Hernu, Sylvie de la Salle, Laurent Argaud
BACKGROUND: Repeated pupillary examination is a key element of neurologic surveillance in intensive care units (ICU). However, in non-selected critically ill patients, the clinical interest of monitoring pupillary diameter and light reflex is poorly documented. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the etiologies of pupillary abnormalities (PAs) in this ICU patient population. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study in a medical university affiliated ICU over a 6-month period...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917226/energy-intake-in-the-first-week-in-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit-may-not-influence-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-overweight-japanese-patients
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Satomi Ichimaru, Maren Sono, Ryutaro Seo, Koichi Ariyoshi, Teruyoshi Amagai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recommends hypocaloric feeding for critically ill patients with a BMI of >=30.0 kg/m2. However, the cut-off value of obesity in Japan is BMI >25.0 kg/m2, due to the higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular risk factors, even at a lower BMI than in Western populations. Thus, the optimal energy intake for critically ill, overweight Asian patients is unknown. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was conducted in patients with BMI of >=25...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904548/effect-of-family-patient-communication-on-the-incidence-of-delirium-in-hospitalized-patients-in-cardiovascular-surgery-icu
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Maryam Eghbali-Babadi, Nasrin Shokrollahi, Tayebe Mehrabi
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, and cardiac surgery is one of the treatments that have complication for patients. One of the most important current psychological complications after cardiac surgery is delirium. For its prevention and treatment, considerable attention should be paid to the role of family. This study has been conducted for assessing the effect of the relationship between the family and patient on the incidence of delirium in hospitalized patients in cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit (ICU) of Isfahan Shahid Chamran hospital...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868165/serum-vitamin-d-level-at-icu-admission-and-mortality
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Hakan Korkut Atalan, Bülent Güçyetmez
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a major role in the regulation of bone and calcium metabolism and has effects on the immune and cardiovascular systems. Vitamin D deficiency is commonly seen in the general population as well as in critically ill patients and is reported to be associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Our aim was to determine the relationship between vitamin D level at ICU admission and mortality. METHODS: A total of 491 patients admitted to the ICU between January 2014 and January 2015 were evaluated retrospectively...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839444/clinical-outcomes-of-isolated-renal-failure-compared-to-other-forms-of-organ-failure-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Amir Gougol, Mohannad Dugum, Anwar Dudekula, Phil Greer, Adam Slivka, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav, Georgios I Papachristou
AIM: To assess differences in clinical outcomes of isolated renal failure (RF) compared to other forms of organ failure (OF) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS: Using a prospectively maintained database of patients with acute pancreatitis admitted to a tertiary medical center between 2003 and 2016, those with evidence of persistent OF were classified to renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, or multi-organ (2 or more organs). Data regarding demographics, comorbidities, etiology of acute pancreatitis, and clinical outcomes were prospectively recorded...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830362/impact-of-intrathecal-morphine-analgesia-on-the-incidence-of-pulmonary-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Acute pain and systemic opioids may both negatively impact respiratory function after cardiac surgery. This study analyzes the local practice of using intrathecal morphine analgesia (ITMA) with minimal parenteral opioid administration in cardiac surgery, specifically the impact on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). METHODS: Data from adult patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery between January 2002, and December 2013 in a single center were analyzed...
August 22, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813495/establishing-failure-predictors-for-the-planned-extubation-of-overweight-and-obese-patients
#15
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/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 nonallergic (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; however, these conditions can be severe enough to warrant evaluation of the patient in the ED and in some cases, hospitalization, and management in an ICU...
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
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