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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076685/diffusion-of-evidence-based-intensive-care-unit-organizational-practices-a-state-wide-analysis
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Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Jeremy M Kahn, David A Asch, Amber E Barnato, Scott D Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin
RATIONALE: Several intensive care unit (ICU) organizational practices have been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, the uptake of these evidence-based practices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess diffusion of ICU organizational practices across the state of Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted two web-based, cross-sectional surveys of ICU organizational practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals, in 2005 (chief nursing officer respondents) and 2014 (ICU nurse manager respondents)...
January 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075178/the-scope-of-physiotherapy-services-provided-in-public-icus-in-greece-a-pilot-study
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Eirini Grammatopoulou, Theodoros N Charmpas, Eftychia G Strati, Nikolaos Tsamis, Afroditi Evagelodimou, Vlassia Belimpasaki, Emmanouil K Skordilis
The aim of the present study was to determine the scope of physiotherapy services provided in Greek ICUs in Athens. A cross-sectional study was conducted with two postal questionnaires administered separately, one for ICU directors and one for ICU physiotherapists. Responses were received from 19 ICU directors and 103 physiotherapists employed in all the adult public mixed medical and surgical ICUs across Athens. The response rate for the survey completion was 100% for ICU directors and 68.7% for physiotherapists...
January 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074819/percutaneous-tracheostomy
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Chitra Mehta, Yatin Mehta
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a commonly performed procedure in critically sick patients. It can be safely performed bedside by intensivists.This has resulted in decline in the use of surgical tracheostomy in intensive care unit (ICU) except in few selected cases. Most common indication of tracheostomy in ICU is need for prolonged ventilation. About 10% of patients requiring at least 3 days of mechanical ventilator support get tracheostomised during ICU stay. The ideal timing of PDT remains undecided at present...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074802/goal-directed-therapy-improves-the-outcome-of-high-risk-cardiac-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass
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Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Yatin Mehta, Sameer Taneja, R Ravi, Milind P Hote
BACKGROUND: There has been a constant emphasis on developing management strategies to improve the outcome of high-risk cardiac patients undergoing surgical revascularization. The performance of coronary artery bypass surgery on an off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) avoids the risks associated with extra-corporeal circulation. The preliminary results of goal-directed therapy (GDT) for hemodynamic management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients are encouraging. The present study was conducted to study the outcome benefits with the combined use of GDT with OPCAB as compared to the conventional hemodynamic management...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074801/delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-study-from-a-single-tertiary-referral-center
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Ashok K Kumar, Aveek Jayant, V K Arya, Rohan Magoon, Ridhima Sharma
BACKGROUND: Advances in cardiac surgery has shifted paradigm of management to perioperative psychological illnesses. Delirium is a state of altered consciousness with easy distraction of thoughts. The pathophysiology of this complication is not clear, but identification of risk factors is important for positive postoperative outcomes. The goal of the present study was to prospectively identify the incidence, motoric subtypes, and risk factors associated with development of delirium in cardiac surgical patients admitted to postoperative cardiac intensive care, using a validated delirium monitoring instrument...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074799/basic-arterial-blood-gas-biomarkers-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients
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Vandana Bhardwaj, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Kalpana Irpachi, Suruchi Ladha, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: Serum lactate and base deficit have been shown to be a predictor of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Poor preoperative oxygenation appears to be one of the significant factors that affects early mortality in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). There is little published literature evaluating the utility of serum lactate, base excess (BE), and oxygen partial pressure (PO 2 ) as simple, widely available, prognostic markers in patients undergoing surgical repair of TOF...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069418/splenic-artery-aneurysm-rupture-in-pregnancy
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Joshua Jacobson, Chad Gorbatkin, Stacey Good, Scott Sullivan
CASE PRESENTATION: A pregnant woman at 22+5/7weeks gestation presented to the emergency department (ED) from an outpatient clinic, hypotensive after experiencing a syncopal episode. On arrival to the ER she was tachycardic, tachypneic and complaining of abdominal pain. A bedside FAST was performed and noted free fluid in the abdomen. Subsequent CT obtained noted the rare but life-threatening diagnosis of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm that resulted in emergent transfer to the operating room with OB/GYN and general surgery...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yi-Chin Tsai, Kevin Phan, Andrie Stroebel, Livia Williams, Lisa Nicotra, Lesley Drake, Elizabeth Ryan, James McGree, Peter Tesar, Kiran Shekar
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy has traditionally been used as a means of facilitated mechanical ventilation in patients requiring respiratory management following cardiac surgery. However in the clinical setting, the advantages of tracheostomy has been questioned by concerns surrounding evidence of its association with increased risk of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). The present study sought to evaluate retrospectively our experience with post-sternotomy tracheostomy among cardiac surgery patients and association with DSWI...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063723/early-illness-experiences-related-to-unexpected-heart-surgery-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Yu-Ling Chang, Yun-Fang Tsai
BACKGROUND: Most studies on patients' experiences following emergency cardiac surgery focus on evaluation of patients after their discharge. Few studies have evaluated patients' experiences after being transferred from intensive care and before being discharged. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe patients' experiences in the early stages of recovery following emergency heart surgery. METHODS: For this exploratory qualitative descriptive study, 13 patients were recruited from a medical centre in northern Taiwan...
January 4, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062099/the-trauma-registry-compared-to-all-patient-refined-diagnosis-groups-apr-drg
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Jodi Hackworth, Johanna Askegard-Giesmann, Thomas Rouse, Brian Benneyworth
BACKGROUND: Literature has shown there are significant differences between administrative databases and clinical registry data. Our objective was to compare the identification of trauma patients using All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) as compared to the Trauma Registry and estimate the effects of those discrepancies on utilization. METHODS: Admitted pediatric patients from 1/2012-12/2013 were abstracted from the trauma registry. The patients were linked to corresponding administrative data using the Pediatric Health Information System database at a single children's hospital...
December 28, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061519/does-a-standalone-cancer-center-improve-head-and-neck-microsurgical-outcomes
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Matthew L Tamplen, Jesse Tamplen, Vanessa Torrecillas, Rahul Seth, Santo Ricceri, Shirin Hemmat, Chase Heaton, William R Ryan, P Daniel Knott
Objectives To evaluate the role of hospital setting (standalone cancer center vs. large multidisciplinary hospital) on free tissue transfer (FTT) outcomes for head and neck reconstruction. Methods Medical records were reviewed of 180 consecutive patients undergoing FTT for head and neck reconstruction. Operations occurred at either a standalone academic cancer center (n = 101) or a large multidisciplinary academic medical center (n = 79) by the same surgeons. Patient outcomes, operative comparisons, and hospital costs were compared between the hospital settings...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060152/an-elevated-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-score-is-associated-with-morbidity-in-infants-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kalia P Ulate, Ofer Yanay, Howard Jeffries, Harris Baden, Jane L Di Gennaro, Jerry Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an empirically derived Low Cardiac Output Syndrome Score as a clinical assessment tool for the presence and severity of Low Cardiac Output Syndrome and to examine its association with clinical outcomes in infants who underwent surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Cardiac ICU at Seattle Children's Hospital. PATIENTS: Infants undergoing surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059967/actual-risk-of-using-very-aged-donors-for-unselected-liver-transplant-candidates-a-european-single-center-experience-in-the-meld-era
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Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo, Matteo Cescon, Federica Odaldi, Marco Di Laudo, Alessandro Cucchetti, Matteo Ravaioli, Massimo Del Gaudio, Giorgio Ercolani, Antonietta D'Errico, Antonio Daniele Pinna
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the whole experience of liver transplantation (LT) with donors ≥70 years in a single center not applying specific donor/recipient matching criteria. BACKGROUND: LT with very old donors has historically been associated with poorer outcomes. With the increasing average donor age and the advent of Model for End-stage Liver Diseases (MELD) score-based allocation criteria, an optimal donor/recipient matching is often unsuitable. METHODS: Outcomes of all types of LTs were compared according to 4 study groups: patients transplanted between 1998 and 2003 with donors <70 (group 1, n = 396) or ≥70 years (group 2, n = 88); patients transplanted between 2004 and 2010 with donors <70 (group 3, n = 409), or ≥70 years (group 4, n = 190)...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054902/novel-goal-directed-hemodynamic-optimization-therapy-based-on-major-vasopressor-during-corrective-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Shuwen Li, Qing Ma, Yanwei Yang, Jiakai Lu, Zhiquan Zhang, Mu Jin, Weiping Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a common and fatal complication of congenital heart disease (CHD). PAH-CHD increases the risk for postoperative complications. Recent evidence suggests that perioperative goal-directed hemodynamic optimization therapy (GDHOT) significantly improves outcomes in surgery patients. Standard GDHOT is based on major solution volume, vasodilators and inotropic therapy, while novel GDHOT is based on major vasopressor and inotropic therapy...
22, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054896/staged-or-combined-approach-for-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-5-year-long-experience
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Kursad Oz, Ünal Aydın, Mugisha Kyaruzi, Zeynep Karaman, Onur Selçuk Göksel, Mehmet Yeniterzi, Ihsan Bakir
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical approach for patients with hemodynamically significant carotid and coronary disease remains controversial. We analyzed our 5-year experience and compared early and long-term outcome following staged and combined carotid and coronary artery bypass. METHODS: 312 consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass between 2008 and 2013 were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients were scheduled for a staged (carotid endarterectomy followed by coronary artery bypass within 1 week) procedure (Group S) unless they were unstable in terms of cardiac status (were deemed to a combined procedure; Group C)...
7, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054341/intermittent-pneumatic-compression-in-combination-with-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-esophageal-cancer-surgery
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Kevin Parry, Amir-Hossein Sadeghi, Sylvia van der Horst, Jan Westerink, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
INTRODUCTION: Aim of this study was to evaluate the use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) in the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer. METHODS: From a prospective database, all patients operated between 2010 and 2014 received IPC in addition to LMWH and were compared to a historical cohort of patients treated LMWH only (2004-2009). RESULTS: Of the 313 included patients, 195 (62%) received IPC...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052781/inpatient-urine-cultures-are-frequently-performed-without-urinalysis-or-microscopy-findings-from-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Abigail L Carlson, Satish Munigala, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Helen Wood, Ronald Jackups, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of urine cultures performed in inpatients without additional testing for pyuria DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING A 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS Hospitalized adults METHODS This study included urine cultures drawn on 4 medical and 2 surgical wards from 2009 to 2013 and in the medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) from 2012 to 2013. Patient and laboratory data were abstracted from the hospital's medical informatics database. We identified catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the ICUs by routine infection prevention surveillance...
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050205/tracheostomy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-university-hospital-in-a-developing-country-study
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Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ahmad Abdel-Fattah Nofal, Mohammad A El Shawadfy, Ahmed Maaty, Alaa Omar Khazbak
Introduction Tracheostomy is the commonest surgical procedure in intensive care units (ICUs). It not only provides stable airway and facilitates pulmonary toilet and ventilator weaning, but also decreases the direct laryngeal injury of endotracheal intubation, and improves patient comfort and daily living activity. Objective The objective of this study is to assess the incidence, indications, timing, complications (early and late), and the outcome of tracheostomy on patients in the intensive care units (ICU) at a university hospital in a developing country...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045742/management-of-anticoagulation-with-rivaroxaban-in-trauma-and-acute-care-surgery-complications-and-reversal-strategies-as-compared-to-warfarin-therapy
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Sara P Myers, Esmaeel R Dadashzadeh, Jessica Cheung, Louis Alarcon, Matthew Kutcher, Joshua B Brown, Matthew D Neal
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban has gained popularity as an anticoagulant (AC) for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (afib) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although adverse bleeding events are associated with all AC, lack of point of care testing to measure the effect of rivaroxaban in emergent situations has contributed to perceived increased risk amongst physicians. METHODS: To describe a single center experience with trauma and emergency general surgery (EGS) patients taking rivaroxaban and evaluate outcomes compared with patients taking warfarin using a propensity score analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042054/design-and-rationale-of-heart-and-lung-failure-pediatric-insulin-titration-trial-half-pint-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-tight-glycemic-control-in-hyperglycemic-critically-ill-children
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Michael Sd Agus, Ellie Hirshberg, Vijay Srinivasan, Edward Vincent Faustino, Peter M Luckett, Martha Aq Curley, Jamin Alexander, Lisa A Asaro, Kerry Coughlin-Wells, Donna Duva, Jaclyn French, Natalie Hasbani, Martha T Sisko, Carmen L Soto-Rivera, Garry Steil, David Wypij, Vinay M Nadkarni
OBJECTIVES: Test whether hyperglycemic critically ill children with cardiovascular and/or respiratory failure experience more ICU-free days when assigned to tight glycemic control with a normoglycemic versus hyperglycemic blood glucose target range. DESIGN: Multi-center randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Pediatric ICUs at 35 academic hospitals. PATIENTS: Children aged 2weeks to 17years receiving inotropic support and/or acute mechanical ventilation, excluding cardiac surgical patients...
December 30, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
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