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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665131/autophagy-and-its-implications-against-early-full-nutrition-support-in-critical-illness
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Lisa Van Dyck, Michaël P Casaer, Jan Gunst
The timing, dose, and route of early nutrition support in critically ill patients have been highly controversial for years. Despite the association of a caloric deficit with adverse outcome, several recent large, randomized, controlled trials have demonstrated a prolongation of organ failure and increased muscle weakness with increasing doses of nutrition in the acute phase of critical illness. A potential explanation for the negative impact of early, full feeding on outcome is feeding-induced suppression of autophagy, a cellular repair process that is necessary to clear intracellular damage...
April 17, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659093/oral-intake-evaluation-in-patients-following-critical-illness-an-icu-cohort-study
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Rebecca J Jarden, Lynsey Sutton-Smith, Catherine Boulton
Timely and adequate nutrition improves health outcomes for the critically ill patient. Despite clinical guidelines recommending early oral nutrition, survivors of critical illness experience significant nutritional deficits. This cohort study evaluates the oral nutrition intake in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have experienced recent critical illness. The oral nutrition intake of a convenience sample of ICU patients post-critical illness was observed during a 1-month period. Data pertaining to both the amount of oral nutrition intake and factors impacting optimal oral nutrition intake were collected and analysed...
April 16, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611254/oxytocin-levels-in-saliva-correlate-better-than-plasma-levels-with-concentrations-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-in-neurocritical-care
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Jan Martin, Simone M Kagerbauer, Jens Gempt, Armin Podtschaske, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Gerhard Schneider
In the converging fields of neuroendocrinology and behavioural neuroscience, the interaction between peripheral secretion and central release of oxytocin in humans has not yet been comprehensively assessed. As the human brain is not directly accessible and as the collection of human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) usually requires invasive procedures, easier accessible compartments such as blood or saliva attract increasing attention. In this study, we prospectively determined oxytocin concentrations in the three compartments plasma, CSF and saliva of fifty critically ill patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605239/looking-for-light-in-the-din-an-examination-of-the-circadian-disrupting-properties-of-a-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Samantha J Danielson, Charles A Rappaport, Michael K Loher, Brian K Gehlbach
OBJECTIVE: Critically ill patients exhibit profound disturbances of circadian rhythmicity, most commonly in the form of a phase delay. We investigated the specific zeitgeber properties of a medical intensive care unit to develop a model that explained these abnormalities. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: Prospective, observational study conducted during 2013-2014. Twenty-four-hour ambient light (lux, 672 hours) and sound pressure levels (dBA, 504 hours) were measured in patient rooms...
March 28, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604150/neurophysiological-study-of-critical-illness-polyneuropathy-and-myopathy-in-mechanically-ventilated-children-additional-aspect-into-pediatric-critical-illness-comorbidities
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Ahmed Thabet Mahmoud, Maha A M Tawfik, Sameh Abdallah Abd El Naby, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Nahla M Said Abd El Hady
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CIP/CIM) is being increasingly recognized as a significant clinical problem in critically ill children especially who have spent long periods in the intensive care unit. So we aimed to determine the frequency of CIP/CIM among mechanically ventilated children and to analyze the associated risk factors and drawbacks frequently encountered in this cohort. METHODS: The study included 105 patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit and underwent mechanical ventilation for ≥7 days...
March 31, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584447/inspiratory-muscle-rehabilitation-in-critically-ill-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefannie Vorona, Umberto Sabatini, Sulaiman Al-Maqbali, Michele Bertoni, Martin Dres, Bernie Bissett, Frank Van Haren, A Daniel Martin, Cristian Urrea, Debbie Brace, Matteo Parotto, Margaret S Herridge, Neill Kj Adhikari, Eddy Fan, Luana T Melo, W Darlene Reid, Laurent J Brochard, Niall D Ferguson, Ewan C Goligher
BACKGROUND: Respiratory muscle weakness is common in critically ill patients; the role of targeted inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in ICU rehabilitation strategies remains poorly defined. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to describe the range and tolerability of published methods for IMT. The secondary objectives were to determine whether IMT improves respiratory muscle strength and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. DATA SOURCES: We conducted a systematic review to identify randomized and non-randomized studies of physical rehabilitation interventions intended to strengthen the respiratory muscles in critically ill adults...
March 27, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582429/early-intervention-mobilization-or-active-exercise-for-critically-ill-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#7
REVIEW
Katherine A Doiron, Tammy C Hoffmann, Elaine M Beller
BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical illness often experience a multitude of problems that begin in the intensive care unit (ICU) or present and continue after discharge. These can include muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, psychological difficulties, reduced physical function such as in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life. Early interventions such as mobilizations or active exercise, or both, may diminish the impact of the sequelae of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early intervention (mobilization or active exercise), commenced in the ICU, provided to critically ill adults either during or after the mechanical ventilation period, compared with delayed exercise or usual care, on improving physical function or performance, muscle strength and health-related quality of life...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578749/positive-end-expiratory-pressure-ventilation-induces-longitudinal-atrophy-in-diaphragm-fibers
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Johan Lindqvist, Marloes van den Berg, Robbert van der Pijl, Pleuni E Hooijman, Albertus Beishuizen, Judith Elshof, Monique de Waard, Armand Girbes, Angelique Spoelstra-de Man, Zhong-Hua Shi, Charissa van den Brom, Sylvia Bogaards, Shengyi Shen, Joshua Strom, Henk Granzier, Jeroen Kole, René J P Musters, Marinus A Paul, Leo M A Heunks, Coen A C Ottenheijm
RATIONALE: Diaphragm weakness in critically ill patients prolongs ventilator dependency and duration of hospital stay, and increases mortality and health care costs. The mechanisms underlying diaphragm weakness include cross-sectional fiber atrophy and contractile protein dysfunction, but whether additional mechanisms are at play is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) induces longitudinal atrophy by displacing the diaphragm in caudal direction and reducing the length of fibers...
March 26, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576356/thickness-of-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-accuracy-in-predicting-malnutrition-and-length-of-intensive-care-unit-stay-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-thickness-of-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-in-surgical-critically-patients
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Thainá Gattermann Pereira, Jaqueline da Silva Fink, Flávia Moraes Silva
BACKGROUNDS & AIMS: new techniques for assessment of nutritional status of critically ill and surgical patients have been investigated to overcome inherent limitations of conventional method. The current study aimed to evaluate the ability of thickness of the adductor pollicis muscle (TAPM) in detecting malnutrition and predicting morbidity and mortality in critically ill surgical patients. METHODS: cohort study of adult patients, assessed within the 48 h of admission to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a public hospital...
April 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574340/assessing-frailty-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-reliability-and-validity-study
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Melissa Shears, Alyson Takaoka, Bram Rochwerg, Sean M Bagshaw, Jennie Johnstone, Amanda Holding, Surenthar Tharmalingam, Tina Millen, France Clarke, Kenneth Rockwood, Guowei Li, Lehana Thabane, John Muscedere, Henry T Stelfox, Deborah J Cook
PURPOSE: To describe pre-ICU frailty in critically ill patients using the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS). METHODS: We included patients ≥18years admitted to 2 ICUs in Hamilton, Canada. The ICU Research Coordinator (RC) generated 3 CFS scores using: 1) chart review, 2) family interview, 3) patient interview. Subsequently, an overall impression was captured in a final score. Mean differences were calculated to assess the RC intra-rater reliability and inter-rater reliability of chart reviews by the RC, Occupational Therapist (OT), and Geriatrics Resident (GR)...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462714/alterations-of-conjunctival-glycocalyx-and-microcirculation-in-non-septic-critically-ill-patients
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Andrius Pranskunas, Tomas Tamosuitis, Neringa Balciuniene, Diana Damanskyte, Edvin Sneider, Astra Vitkauskiene, Edmundas Sirvinskas, Vidas Pilvinis, E Christiaan Boerma
As of now the relationship between glycocalyx degradation and microcirculatory perfusion abnormalities in non-septic critical ill patients is unclear. In addition, conjunctival sidestream dark field-imaging for the purpose of glycocalyx thickness estimation has never been performed. We aimed to investigate whether changes in glycocalyx thickness in non-septic patients are associated with microcirculatory alterations in conjunctival and sublingual mucosa. In this single-centre prospective observational study, using techniques for direct in-vivo observation of the microcirculation, we performed a single measurement of microcirculatory perfusion parameters and visualized glycocalyx thickness in both ocular conjunctiva and sublingual mucosa in mixed cardio surgical (n = 18) and neurocritical patients (n = 27) and compared these data with age-matched healthy controls (n = 20)...
February 17, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462474/acute-steroid-myopathy-a-highly-overlooked-entity
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Michal Haran, Ami Schattner, Natasha Kozak, Andras Mate, Alain Berrebi, Lev Shvidel
Background: Myopathy in patients being treated with corticosteroids is known primarily among chronically-treated patients or in critically ill and mechanically-ventilated patients receiving corticosteroids, often in high doses. Aim: To highlight the entity of acute, early-onset corticosteroid-treatment-associated myopathy and its characteristics. Design and Methods: Reporting our experience with four patients and reviewing all published reports of myopathy developing ≤14 days of initiating corticosteroid-treatment...
February 15, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462165/thromboelastometry-profile-in-critically-ill-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Tomaz Crochemore, Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Marcus D Lance, Cristina Solomon, Ary Serpa Neto, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Priscila Scolmeister Lellis, Livia Muller Bernz, Natalia Nunes, Cassio Massashi Mancio, Ana Paula Hitomi Yokoyama, Eliézer Silva
BACKGROUND: Transfusion therapy is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and costs. Conventional coagulation tests (CCT) are weak bleeding predictors, poorly reflecting coagulation in vivo. Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) provides early identification of coagulation disorders and can guide transfusion therapy by goals, reducing blood components transfusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe coagulation profile of critically ill patients using ROTEM and evaluate the association between CCT and thromboelastometry...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433841/relationship-between-acute-kidney-injury-and-serum-procalcitonin-pct-concentration-in-critically-ill-patients-with-influenza-infection
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A Rodríguez, L F Reyes, J Monclou, B Suberviola, M Bodí, G Sirgo, J Solé-Violán, J Guardiola, D Barahona, E Díaz, I Martín-Loeches, M I Restrepo
INTRODUCTION: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) concentration could be increased in patients with renal dysfunction in the absence of bacterial infection. OBJECTIVE: To determine the interactions among serum renal biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI) and serum PCT concentration, in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to lung influenza infection. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a prospective multicentre observational study. SETTING: 148 Spanish ICUs...
February 9, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430446/models-of-disuse-muscle-atrophy-therapeutic-implications-in-critically-ill-patients
#15
REVIEW
Esther Barreiro
Skeletal muscle weakness is common in the intensive care units (ICU). Approximately 50% of patients under mechanical ventilation for more than 7 days show signs of ICU-acquired muscle weakness. In these patients, muscle weakness may be the result of axonal polyneuropathy, myopathy or a combination of both. The commonest risk factors in patients with ICU-acquired weakness (AW) are the severity and duration of the systemic inflammatory response, duration of the stay in the ICU and of mechanical ventilation, hyperglycemia, hypoalbuminemia, parenteral nutrition, and administration of corticosteroids and of neuromuscular blocking agents...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428185/lack-of-correlation-between-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-velocity-time-integral-and-stroke-volume-index-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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R Blancas, Ó Martínez-González, D Ballesteros, A Núñez, J Luján, D Rodríguez-Serrano, A Hernández, C Martínez-Díaz, C M Parra, B L Matamala, M A Alonso, M Chana
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation between left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral (LVOT VTI) and stroke volume index (SVI) calculated by thermodilution methods in ventilated critically ill patients. DESIGN: A prospective, descriptive, multicenter study was performed. SETTING: Five intensive care units from university hospitals. PATIENTS: Patients older than 17 years needing mechanical ventilation and invasive hemodynamic monitoring were included...
February 7, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426053/-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-kidney-injury-indication-and-implementation
#17
Mira Küllmar, Alexander Zarbock
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill patients and is associated with a worse short- and long-term outcome. The KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines suggest to implement preventive strategies in high-risk patients. Definition and classification of acute kidney injury according to the KDIGO criteria are based on an increase in serum creatinine and/or a decrease in urinary output. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the only supportive measure in patients with severe AKI...
February 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424400/-validity-of-scales-for-the-functional-assessment-of-critically-ill-patients
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Marcela H Libuy, Paola Szita C, Juan Hermosilla P, Daniel Arellano S, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez, Claudio Báez R
The decrease in mortality in critical patient units led to an increase in intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICUAW), which significantly affects the functional performance and quality of life of patients. There are several scales that measure functionality in critical patients. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the criterion validity and reliability of the scales that evaluate functionality in critically ill adult patients. We considered studies in critically ill adult subjects of both genders that determined the psychometric properties of the scales that evaluate functionality...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413508/weaning-failure-and-respiratory-muscle-function-what-has-been-done-and-what-can-be-improved
#19
REVIEW
Paulo A F Magalhães, Carlos A Camillo, Daniel Langer, Lívia B Andrade, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Rik Gosselink
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory muscle dysfunction, being a common cause of weaning failure, is strongly associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and prolonged stay in intensive care units. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been described as an important contributor to the treatment of respiratory muscle dysfunction in critically ill patients. Its effectiveness is however yet controversial. OBJECTIVE: To discuss evidence for assessment of readiness and the effectiveness of interventions for liberation from MV, with special attention to the role of IMT...
January 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354572/association-of-post-extubation-dysphagia-with-tongue-weakness-and-somatosensory-disturbance-in-non-neurologic-critically-ill-patients
#20
Hee Seon Park, Jung Hoi Koo, Sun Hong Song
Objective: To prospectively assess the association between impoverished sensorimotor integration of the tongue and lips and post-extubation dysphagia (PED). Methods: This cross-sectional study included non-neurologic critically ill adult patients who required endotracheal intubation and underwent videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) between October and December 2016. Participants underwent evaluation for tongue and lip performance, and oral somatosensory function...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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