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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928193/developing-a-business-plan-for-critical-care-pharmacy-services
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Brian L Erstad, Henry J Mann, Robert J Weber
Critical care medicine has grown from a small group of physicians participating in patient care rounds in surgical and medical intensive care units (ICUs) to a highly technical, interdisciplinary team. Pharmacy's growth in the area of critical care is as exponential. Today's ICU requires a comprehensive pharmaceutical service that includes both operational and clinical services to meet patient medication needs. This article provides the elements for a business plan to justify critical care pharmacy services by describing the pertinent background and benefit of ICU pharmacy services, detailing a current assessment of ICU pharmacy services, listing the essential ICU pharmacy services, describing service metrics, and delineating an appropriate timeline for implementing an ICU pharmacy service...
November 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927497/acute-renal-infarction-after-lateral-lumbar-interbody-spinal-fusion-for%C3%A2-kyphoscoliosis
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Sanjeev J Suratwala, MaryAnne Cronin, Katelyn Kondra, Vincent Leone
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVES: Case report of acute renal infarction following lateral interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation for adult lumbar kyphoscoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: This is the first reported renal infarction following minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion and posterior spinal instrumentation. METHODS: We report a case of acute renal infarction in a 72-year-old woman following direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) with percutaneous pedicle screw and rod fixation from L1 to L5 for correction of kyphoscoliosis...
September 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927246/minimally-invasive-oesophagectomy-versus-open-esophagectomy-for-resectable-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Waresijiang Yibulayin, Sikandaer Abulizi, Hongbo Lv, Wei Sun
BACKGROUND: Open esophagectomy (OE) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) reduces complications in resectable esophageal cancer. The aim of this study is to explore the superiority of MIO in reducing complications and in-hospital mortality than OE. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index, Wanfang, and Wiley Online Library were thoroughly searched. Odds ratio (OR)/weighted mean difference (WMD) with a 95% confidence interval (CI) was used to assess the strength of association...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925235/quantification-of-operational-learning-in-minimal-invasive-extracorporeal-circulation
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Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Christos Asteriou, Helena Argiriadou, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Dimitrios Konstantinou, Vassilios Grosomanidis, Paschalis Tossios
Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) has initiated important new efforts within science and technology towards a more physiologic perfusion. In this study, we aim to investigate the learning curve of our center regarding MiECC. We studied a series of 150 consecutive patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting by the same surgical team during the initial phase of MiECC application. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group A (n = 75) included patients operated on MiECC, while group B (n = 75) included patients operated with conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (cCPB)...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924201/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-importance-of-the-care-bundle
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Aynur Atilla, Zahide Doğanay, Hale Kefeli Çelik, Leman Tomak, Özgür Günal, S Sırrı Kılıç
BACKGROUND: The importance and efficacy of a care bundle for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and infectious complications related to placing a central venous catheter (CVC) in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A care bundle was implemented from July 2013 to June 2014 in a medical ICU and surgical ICU. Data were divided into three periods: the prior period (July 2012-June 2013), the intervention period (July 2013-June 2014; first and second periods), and the post-intervention period (July 2014-December 2014; third period)...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922879/the-changes-in-pulse-pressure-variation-or-stroke-volume-variation-after-a-tidal-volume-challenge-reliably-predict-fluid-responsiveness-during-low-tidal-volume-ventilation
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Natesh R Prabu, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia, Xavier Monnet, Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni, Jean-Louis Teboul
OBJECTIVES: Stroke volume variation and pulse pressure variation do not reliably predict fluid responsiveness during low tidal volume ventilation. We hypothesized that with transient increase in tidal volume from 6 to 8 mL/kg predicted body weight, that is, "tidal volume challenge," the changes in pulse pressure variation and stroke volume variation will predict fluid responsiveness. DESIGN: Prospective, single-arm study. SETTING: Medical-surgical ICU in a university hospital...
December 5, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920974/a-case-report-of-malignant-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-weighty-problem-in-our-icus
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Michael Tatusov, Joshua J Joseph, Brian M Cuneo
INTRODUCTION: The obesity epidemic is reflected by increasing numbers of morbidly obese patients being admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). These are complicated patients whose care involves many diagnostic and treatment challenges. We are presenting a fatal case of super obesity, hypoventilation, and multi-organ failure known as malignant obesity hypoventilation syndrome (MOHS). CASE PRESENTATION: 35 year old African American gentleman with a body mass index (BMI) of 115 kg/m(2) presented to the hospital with respiratory distress...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916049/-a-retrospective-clinical-study-of-sixty-three-cases-with-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome
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R Y Ding, J N Qiu, B Y Liu, X X Li, Y N Sun, Y J Liang, D M Zhao, R Zhu, Z D Zhang, X C Ma
Objective: To study the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with persistent inflammation immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome (PICS) in ICU. Methods: A total of 126 patients admitted to ICU (ICU stay of more than 10 days, age≥18 years) between January 2014 to December 2014 were retrospectively studied.Data were collected from electronic medical records including demographics, underlying disease, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Ⅱ (APACHEⅡ) score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, laboratory parameters, ICU acquired infections and clinical outcome...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915096/universal-contact-precautions-do-not-change-the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistant-organisms-in-a-tertiary-burn-unit
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Adelyn L Ho, Reid Chambers, Claudia Malic, Anthony Papp
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant organisms (ARO) in burn units is increasing worldwide and contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. Study aims are to describe the burden of AROs in burn patients admitted to a tertiary burn unit, to evaluate the impact of contact precautions implemented after an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, and to identify possible predictors of ARO acquisition. METHODS: Data of burn inpatients between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 30, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907962/critical-care-of-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injuries-preventing-secondary-injury
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Gary Schwartzbauer, Deborah Stein
The incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has not changed much over the years due to an aging population suffering falls, yet advances have been made in quality of life and survival time. In addition to initial medical and surgical stabilization, modern intensive care unit (ICU) care throughout the critical early period following SCI is essential to avoid continued secondary injury to the spinal cord. Cervical SCI patients are particularly prone and sensitive to periods of cardiovascular instability and respiratory failure directly resulting from their injuries...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899530/deep-breathing-improves-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-of-an-oxygen-nasal-cannula-based-capnometry-device-in-subjects-extubated-after-abdominal-surgery
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Shunsuke Takaki, Kenji Mizutani, Moeka Fukuchi, Tasuku Yoshida, Masahumi Idei, Yuko Matsuda, Yoshikazu Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Miyashita, Takeshi Nomura, Osamu Yamaguchi, Takahisa Goto
BACKGROUND: Capnometry detects hypoventilation earlier than pulse oximetry while supplemental oxygen is being administered. We compared the end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2 ) measured using a newly developed oxygen nasal cannula with a CO2-sampling port and the PaCO2 in extubated subjects after abdominal surgery. We also investigated whether the difference between PaCO2 and PETCO2 is affected by resting, by spontaneous breathing with the mouth consciously closed, and by deep breathing with the mouth closed...
November 29, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898697/risk-of-death-influences-regional-variation-in-intensive-care-unit-admission-rates-among-the-elderly-in-the-united-states
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Colin R Cooke
RATIONALE: The extent to which geographic variability in ICU admission across the United States is driven by patients with lower risk of death is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients at low to moderate risk of death contribute to geographic variation in ICU admission. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries (age > 64 years) admitted for ten common medical and surgical diagnoses (2004 to 2009)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898510/the-effect-of-implementation-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-care-elements-of-a-perioperative-surgical-home-model-on-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroplasty-or-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas R Vetter, Joydip Barman, James M Hunter, Keith A Jones, Jean-Francois Pittet
BACKGROUND: The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) seeks to remedy the currently highly fragmented and expensive perioperative care in the United States. The 2 specific aims of this health services research study were to assess the association between the preoperative and postoperative elements of an initial PSH model and a set of (1) clinical, quality, and patient safety outcomes and (2) operational and financial outcomes, in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
November 28, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
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Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895521/impact-of-a-medical-university-on-laparoscopic-surgery-in-a-service-oriented-public-hospital-in-the-caribbean
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Shamir O Cawich, Suresh Pooran, Barbara Amow, Ernest Ali, Fawwaz Mohammed, Marlon Mencia, Samuel Ramsewak, Seetharaman Hariharan, Vijay Naraynsingh
INTRODUCTION: The Caribbean lags behind global trends for volume and complexity of laparoscopic operations. In an attempt to promote laparoscopy at a single facility, a partnership was formed between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. This study seeks to document the effect of this partnership on laparoscopic practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this partnership, the UWI took the bold step of volunteering to staff a surgical team if the Ministry of Health provided the necessary legislative changes...
2016: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895443/the-validation-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-serbian-translation-of-the-richmond-agitation-and-sedation-scale-in-post-anesthesia-care-unit-patients
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Karlicic Stasevic, M Stasevic, S Jankovic, Dejanovic Djukic, A Dutina, I Grbic
BACKGROUND: Targeted light sedation is recommended because it shortens the time of mechanical ventilation and the length of stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). However, there is no validated scale for sedation and agitation in ICU in the Serbian speaking area. The aim of the current study was to validate, verify the reliability and enable the application of the Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (RASS) in the Serbian speaking area. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, RASS was applied to 301 adult patients hospitalized in surgical ICUs by two different research team members...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895441/a-retrospective-analysis-of-postoperative-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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S Uzman, Y Yilmaz, M Toptas, I Akkoc, Y G Gul, H Daskaya, Y Toptas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate postoperative patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and to describe their characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 1,756 postoperative patients admitted to the ICU of a tertiary referral hospital from January 2008 to December 2012. For each patient we recorded: demographic data, reason for admission to the ICU, duration of mechanical ventilation, elective versus emergency surgery, type of anaesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), and outcome...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888716/family-participation-in-intensive-care-unit-rounds-comparing-family-and-provider-perspectives
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Selena S Au, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Andrea Soo, Simon Guienguere, Henry T Stelfox
PURPOSE: To describe and compare intensive care unit (ICU) patient family member and provider experiences, preferences, and perceptions of family participation in ICU rounds. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of ICU family members and providers of patients admitted to 4 medical-surgical ICUs from September 2014 to March 2015. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 63 (62%) family members and 258 (43%) providers. Provider respondents included physicians (9%), nurses (56%), respiratory therapists (24%), and other ICU team members (11%)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886628/eeg-utilization-in-canadian-intensive-care-units-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Park, Martin Chapman, Victoria A McCredie, Derek Debicki, Teneille Gofton, Loretta Norton, J Gordon Boyd
PURPOSE: We have previously shown that electroencephalography (EEG) may be an underutilized monitoring modality in a single general medical-surgical ICU, that does not have a specific neurocritical care consultation service or neurocritical care unit. The present study was designed to describe the pattern of EEG utilization across 3 academic ICUs in Ontario, Canada that use different models of neurocritical care. METHOD: In this prospective multicentre observational study, ICU patients were screened weekly for 6 non-consecutive weeks to determine if they met the ESICM's recommendations or suggestions for EEG monitoring...
November 13, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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