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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919718/extended-infusion-versus-intermittent-infusion-of-imipenem-in-the-treatment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Mohamed M Ibrahim, Tarek Fouad Tammam, Mohy El Deen Ebaed, Hatem A Sarhan, Gamal F Gad, Amal K Hussein
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation support can be the main source of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAP is a serious infection that may be associated with dangerous gram-negative bacteria mainly, and it leads to an increase in the mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Imipenem is one of the strongest antibiotics now available for treating VAP which is associated with gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, and it belongs to beta-lactam antibiotic group (carbapenem). OBJECTIVE: This study tried to investigate the efficacy of imipenem against VAP when it was infused within 180 min versus the efficacy when it was infused within 30-60 min...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916848/interleukin-17-as-a-predictor-of-sepsis-in-polytrauma-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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M Ahmed Ali, E S Mikhael, A Abdelkader, L Mansour, R El Essawy, R El Sayed, A Eladawy, A Mukhtar
Sepsis is one of the most serious complications after major trauma, and may be associated with increased mortality. We sought to determine whether there is an association between serum levels of interleukin-17 (IL-17) at the time of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and the development of sepsis. We evaluated 100 adult patients with major trauma admitted to the surgical ICU over a 6-month period. Serum levels of IL-17, IL-6, and TNF-α were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). The IL-17 rs1974226 genotype was determined by real-time PCR...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914722/factors-associated-with-pediatric-ventilator-associated-conditions-in-six-u-s-hospitals-a-nested-case-control-study
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Noelle M Cocoros, Gregory Priebe, James E Gray, Philip Toltzis, Gitte Y Larsen, Latania K Logan, Susan Coffin, Julia S Sammons, Kathleen Deakins, Kelly Horan, Matthew Lakoma, Jessica Young, Michael Burton, Michael Klompas, Grace M Lee
OBJECTIVES: A newly proposed surveillance definition for ventilator-associated conditions among neonatal and pediatric patients has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality among ventilated patients in cardiac ICU, neonatal ICU, and PICU. This study aimed to identify potential risk factors associated with pediatric ventilator-associated conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Six U.S. hospitals PATIENTS:: Children less than or equal to 18 years old ventilated for greater than or equal to 1 day...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913495/improvement-of-recovery-parameters-using-patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-after-oncological-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study
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Armeana Olimpia Zgâia, Cosmin Ioan Lisencu, Alexandru Rogobete, Cătălin Vlad, Patriciu Achimaş-Cadariu, Gabriel Lazăr, Maximilian Muntean, Florin Ignat, Vlad Ormindean, Alexandru Irimie
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) versus conventional opioid intravenous (IV) infusion after gastrointestinal cancer surgery regarding several post-surgery parameters of recovery. METHODS: One hundred and one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either thoracic/lumbar PCEA (PCEA group) or the standard analgesia technique used in our hospital, conventional IV infusion of morphine (IVMO group) after gastrointestinal cancer surgery...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912916/acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-travelling-from-asia-the-other-face-of-the-coin-of-infectious-disease
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Balen Abdulrahman, Mohamed H Ahmed, John Ramage
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who had travelled from South India to United Kingdom (UK) visiting relatives. He had developed episodes of diarrhea, vomiting and fevers while travelling and on assessment in hospital, mild abdominal distension was noted with rapid deterioration to hypovolemic shock. Initial blood test showed a low platelet count with deranged liver function tests (LFTs). It was noted that during admission to intensive care unit (ICU), blood continued to ooze from a previous surgical laparoscopy wound, central and arterial line access sites...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910303/the-influence-of-analgesic-based-sedation-protocols-on-delirium-and-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dan Liu, Jie Lyu, Huiying Zhao, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of analgesic-based midazolam sedation on delirium and outcomes in critically ill patients and to analyze the risk factors of delirium. DESIGN: Single center, prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: A surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary care hospital in China. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated patients requiring sedation. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit who required sedation and were undergoing mechanical ventilation for longer than 24 hours were randomly divided into three groups: 1) the remifentanil group received remifentanil and midazolam, 2) the fentanyl group received fentanyl and midazolam, and 3) the control group received only midazolam...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904523/music-listening-among-postoperative-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-mixed-methods-analysis
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Nancy Ames, Rebecca Shuford, Li Yang, Brad Moriyama, Meredith Frey, Florencia Wilson, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, Danelle Gori, Andrew Mannes, Alexandra Ranucci, Deloris Koziol, Gwenyth R Wallen
BACKGROUND: Music listening may reduce the physiological, emotional, and mental effects of distress and anxiety. It is unclear whether music listening may reduce the amount of opioids used for pain management in critical care, postoperative patients or whether music may improve patient experience in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A total of 41 surgical patients were randomized to either music listening or controlled non-music listening groups on ICU admission...
2017: Integrative Medicine Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904481/external-validation-of-risk-prediction-scores-for-invasive-candidiasis-in-a-medical-surgical-intensive-care-unit-an-observational-study
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Armin Ahmed, Arvind Kumar Baronia, Afzal Azim, Rungmei S K Marak, Reema Yadav, Preeti Sharma, Mohan Gurjar, Banani Poddar, Ratender Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to conduct external validation of risk prediction scores for invasive candidiasis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in a 12-bedded adult medical/surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to evaluate Candida score >3, colonization index (CI) >0.5, corrected CI >0.4 (CCI), and Ostrosky's clinical prediction rule (CPR). Patients' characteristics and risk factors for invasive candidiasis were noted. Patients were divided into two groups; invasive candidiasis and no-invasive candidiasis...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903842/effect-of-early-%C3%A2-3-mets-metabolic-equivalent-of-tasks-of-physical-activity-on-patient-s-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery
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Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Asif Ali Khan, Zara Khalid, Hania Farheen, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of <3 Mets (Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks) of physical activity on zero postoperative days for improving hemodynamic and respiratory parameters of patients after cardiac surgeries. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: BARMWTHospital, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: Arandomized controlled trial was conducted on 174 CABG and valvular heart disease patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903083/delirium-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-medical-and-surgical-lnpatients-a-subgroup-analysis
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Sungmin Kim, Jae-Jin Kim, Jooyoung Oh, Jaesub Park, Jin Young Park
PURPOSE: Persistent delirium can negatively affect patients, increase healthcare costs, and extend the length of hospital stays. This investigation was undertaken to explore associations between patient characteristics and delirium outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intensive care unit (ICU) and medical and surgical ward inpatients for whom psychiatric consultation was requested for delirium were included in this study. Delirium screening and ongoing assessments were conducted using the Confusion Assessment Method for ICU patients...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902700/effectiveness-of-collaboration-between-emergency-department-and-intensive-care-unit-teams-on-mortality-rates-of-patients-presenting-with-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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Kerchelle McDowald, Svetlana Direktor, Elizabeth A Hynes, Anna Sahadeo, Margaret E Rogers
BACKGROUND: The increasing volume of adult patients with critical illness entering emergency departments (EDs) burdens the resources of EDs worldwide. This subpopulation faces a high risk of mortality because they require specialized care which many EDs are not yet poised to deliver. An element crucial to delivering care and decreasing the mortality of critically ill patients in the ED is expert collaborative practice across disciplines. Several ED and intensive care unit (ICU) collaborative models exist including: emergency department intensive care units (EDICU) and medical emergency teams (MET)...
September 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902086/operative-stabilization-of-flail-chest-injuries-reduces-mortality-to-that-of-stable-chest-wall-injuries
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Niloofar Dehghan, Jeffrey M Mah, Emil H Schemitsch, Aaron Nauth, Milena Vicente, Michael D McKee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, management and outcomes of patients with flail chest injuries, compared to patients without flail chest injuries (single rib fractures and multiple rib fractures without a flail segment). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Ontario, Canada PARTICIPANTS:: Ontario residents over the age of 16 who had been admitted to hospital with a chest wall injury from 2004 to 2015 were identified using administrative health care databases...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894384/technology-that-achieves-the-triple-aim-an-economic-analysis-of-the-brainpath%C3%A2-approach-in-neurosurgery
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Sidney P Norton, Evan M Dickerson, Charles G Kulwin, Mitesh V Shah
BACKGROUND: The Triple Aim is defined as: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the economic value of a new neurosurgical technique, the BrainPath™ approach, for use in patients with subcortical tumors and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: Inpatient length of stay (LOS) data were collected for ICH and brain tumor surgical patient cases between August 2013 and November 2015...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892951/outcomes-of-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-geriatric-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Vivek Aggarwal, Rajeshwar Singh, Jung Bahadur Singh, Jps Bawa, Nimish Gaur, Sandeep Kumar, I V Nagesh
INTRODUCTION: Increase in life expectancy across the globe has led to rise in geriatric population. Geriatric population is now living longer and healthier. This rise in geriatric population has also led to increase in the geriatric ailments leading to increased number of geriatric patients requiring intensive care including mechanical ventilation. Data on outcomes of geriatric patients requiring mechanical ventilation from India is scarce. AIM: To study the profile and outcome of geriatric patients more than equal to 60 years requiring mechanical ventilation in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892669/development-of-a-prediction-model-for-long-term-quality-of-life-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sandra Oeyen, Karel Vermeulen, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
PURPOSE: We developed a prediction model for quality of life (QOL) 1 year after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge based upon data available at the first ICU day to improve decision-making. METHODS: The database of a 1-year prospective study concerning long-term outcome and QOL (assessed by EuroQol-5D) in critically ill adult patients consecutively admitted to the ICU of a university hospital was used. Cases with missing data were excluded. Utility indices at baseline (UIb) and at 1 year (UI1y) were surrogates for QOL...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890524/diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-following-acute-brain-injuries-using-a-consensus-based-diagnostic-tool-a-single-institutional-case-series
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Shigeo Godo, Shigemi Irino, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Yu Kawazoe, Motoo Fujita, Daisuke Kudo, Ryosuke Nomura, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Shigeki Kushimoto
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a distinct syndrome of episodic sympathetic hyperactivities following severe acquired brain injury, characterized by paroxysmal transient fever, tachycardia, hypertension, tachypnea, excessive diaphoresis and specific posturing. PSH remains to be an under-recognized condition with a diagnostic pitfall especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) settings due to the high prevalence of concomitant diseases that mimic PSH. A consensus set of diagnostic criteria named PSH-Assessment Measure (PSH-AM) has been developed recently, which is consisted of two components: a diagnosis likelihood tool derived from clinical characteristics of PSH, and a clinical feature scale assigned to the severity of each sympathetic hyperactivity...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890209/nursing-workload-and-adherence-to-non-pharmacological-measures-in-the-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-pilot-study
#18
R Jam, O Hernández, J Mesquida, C Turégano, E Carrillo, R Pedragosa, V Gómez, L Martí, J Vallés, P Delgado-Hito
OBJECTIVE: To analyse whether adherence to non-pharmacological measures in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is associated with nursing workload. METHODS: A prospective observational study performed in a single medical-surgical ICU. Nurses in charge of patients under ventilator support were assessed. VARIABLES: knowledge questionnaire, application of non-pharmacological VAP prevention measures, and workload (Nine Equivalents of Nursing Manpower Use Score)...
September 7, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889833/acute-kidney-injury-following-first-stage-palliation-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-hybrid-versus-norwood-palliation
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Richard U Garcia, Girija Natarajan, Henry L Walters, Ralph E Delius, Sanjeev Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of acute kidney injury after first-stage surgical palliation in patients with a single ventricle and to explore associated risk factors and outcomes. Design and patients This single-centre retrospective study included neonates who underwent either Norwood or Hybrid procedure from 2008 to 2015 for a single ventricle. Postoperative acute kidney injury was defined using the paediatric risk, injury, failure, loss, end-stage renal disease (pRIFLE), criteria within 72 hours of the procedure...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889824/differences-in-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-between-complex-and-simple-arterial-switches
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Eric R Griffiths, Nelangi M Pinto, Aaron W Eckhauser, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Angela P Presson, David K Bailly, Phillip T Burch
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the morbidity, mortality, and cost differences between patients who underwent either a simple or a complex arterial switch operation. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients undergoing an arterial switch operation at a single institution was performed. Simple cases were defined as patients with d-transposition of the great arteries with usual coronary anatomy or circumflex artery originating from the right with either intact ventricular septum or ventricular septal defect...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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