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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641581/thyrotoxic-and-pheochromocytoma-multisystem-crisis-a-case-report
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Kodai Suzuki, Takahito Miyake, Hideshi Okada, Fuminori Yamaji, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Tetsuya Fukuta, Ryu Yasuda, Yoshihito Tanaka, Haruka Okamoto, Sho Nachi, Tomoaki Doi, Takahiro Yoshida, Keisuke Kumada, Shozo Yoshida, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Izumi Toyoda, Shinji Ogura
BACKGROUND: Thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis are rare, life-threatening, emergency endocrine diseases with various clinical manifestations. Here we report a case of a patient who simultaneously developed thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis and required intensive cardiovascular management. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Asian man experienced nausea and vomiting, and subsequently developed dyspnea and cold sweats while farming...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625165/transpulmonary-thermodilution-advantages-and-limits
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REVIEW
Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
BACKGROUND: For complex patients in the intensive care unit or in the operating room, many questions regarding their haemodynamic management cannot be answered with simple clinical examination. In particular, arterial pressure allows only a rough estimation of cardiac output. Transpulmonary thermodilution is a technique that provides a full haemodynamic assessment through cardiac output and other indices. MAIN BODY: Through the analysis of the thermodilution curve recorded at the tip of an arterial catheter after the injection of a cold bolus in the venous circulation, transpulmonary thermodilution intermittently measures cardiac output...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603411/effect-of-small-dose-levosimendan-on-mortality-rates-and-organ-functions-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Xin Wang, Shikui Li
AIM: As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection. This study was designed to assess the effect of small-dose levosimendan without a loading dose on mortality rates and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Following a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded design, 240 Chinese elderly patients with sepsis shock were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598043/clinical-profile-of-hypertensive-emergencies-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Shubhangi V Dhadke, Vithal N Dhadke, Dhruv S Batra
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of hypertensive emergencies in an ICU set up and to study the clinical presentation of hypertensive emergencies related to cardiovascular, neurological and renovascular system. METHODS: Type of Study: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. DURATION OF STUDY: Two years from 1st December 2011 till 30th November 2013. SAMPLE SIZE: 50 patients of hypertensive emergencies admitted to the intensive care unit of Dr...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589535/low-hdl-levels-in-sepsis-versus-trauma-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Sébastien Tanaka, Julien Labreuche, Elodie Drumez, Anatole Harrois, Sophie Hamada, Bernard Vigué, David Couret, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Meilhac
BACKGROUND: The protective cardiovascular effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) is considered to chiefly rely on reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues back to the liver. However, HDL particles display pleiotropic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic or antioxidant functions. Some studies suggest that HDL concentration decreases during sepsis, and an association was reported between low HDL levels and a poor outcome. Like sepsis, trauma is also associated with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586614/frequency-indications-and-complications-of-pulmonary-artery-catheter-insertion-in-adult-open-heart-surgery-patients-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Rehana Kamal
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting for cardiac surgery have unstable cardiovascular disease and haemodynamics with multiple coexisting diseases. Optimal monitoring in the perioperative period is very important for best perioperative outcome. The introduction of the flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) into clinical practice is one of the most important and popular advances in the field of cardiac anaesthesia. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency, indications and complications of pulmonary artery catheter insertion in adult open-heart surgery patients...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586613/hyperlactetemia-and-its-trends-in-critically-ill-children-admitted-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-a-developing-country
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Qalab Abbas, Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Leena Jafri, Anwar Ul Haque, Vivek Khetpal
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that in setting of critical ailments clinical signs lag biomarkers like Lactate and hyperlactetemia can be the only marker for this disorder. This study was conducted to describe the incidence of hyperlactatemia in critically ill children and its association with outcome. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of all children who had their lactic acid (LA) levels measured during their admission in PICU from January 2014 to December 2015 was done...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571169/significance-of-platelet-volume-indices-in-stemi-patients-a-case-control-study
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Sravan K Reddy, Ranjan Shetty, Srujitha Marupuru, Nishanth Yedavalli, Kiran Shetty
INTRODUCTION: Platelets have been well known contributors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis and its complications such as acute Myocardial Infarction (MI). AIM: To study the changes in platelet volume indices and platelet count in ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and assess their usefulness in predicting coronary events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control observational study was carried out on 173 cases diagnosed with STEMI and 191 controls from January 2015 to December 2015, considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556850/clinical-profile-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-retrospective-tertiary-centre-study-in-angola
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Ana Manuel, Adelina Aufico, Rui Africano, Tomáz Peralta, Abel Salas, Adelaide Silva, José Ricardo, Pedro Sabola, Domingas Baião, Carlos Sotolongo, António Dias Neto, Telmo Martins, Vasco Sabino, Joaquim van Dúnem, António Pedro Filipe Júnior
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially fatal disease. In Angola, few data are available on its occurrence. The aim of the study was to characterise the clinical profile, management and outcomes of patients with PE. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted at the Girassol Clinic in Luanda, Angola. The medical records of patients admitted to the intensive care unit were analysed from 2011 to 2015. RESULTS: Fifty patients were included and the median age was 50...
May 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551140/continuous-and-simultaneous-determination-of-venous-blood-metabolites
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Anneli Andersson, Qun Chen, Leif Groop, Leif Bülow, Bin Xie
Metabolic syndrome is associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and prediabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of interrelated clinical disorders. Difficulties in regulating glucose levels in blood are implicated in many of these disorders. Lactate, another energy metabolite, is produced under anaerobic conditions and can be used to monitor the balance between aerobic and anaerobic metabolism. Tested together, these metabolite levels can provide pro-diagnostic information that improves patient outcomes...
August 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536728/neonatologist-performed-point-of-care-functional-echocardiography-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Woei Bing Poon, Keng Yean Wong
Functional echocardiography (fECHO) refers to a bedside, limited assessment of the ductus arteriosus, myocardial performance and pulmonary or systemic haemodynamics that is brief in nature and addresses a specific clinical question or management dilemma. This point-of-care ultrasonography is increasingly used internationally and locally among neonatal units to assist with management of neonatal haemodynamic conditions. This article intends to explain the modality, its indications, interpretation and implications for management, and how it impacts long-term outcomes, particularly in chronic lung disease for premature infants born before 32 weeks of gestation...
May 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524035/-comparison-of-risk-of-death-between-older-and-non-older-critical-patients-in-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-consecutive-3-years
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Yeting Zhou, Daoming Tong, Shaodan Wang, Liansong Liu, Song Ye, Benwen Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death between older and non-older critical patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Shuyang People's Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The critical patients who aged 15 or above, and admitted to ICU of Shuyang People's Hospital from January 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled, and all the data was collected from the registration and electronic medical records in the ICU. The prevalence and causes of death in ICU critical patients during the study period were observed...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498903/efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-anaesthetic-for-postoperative-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Spence, E Belley-Côté, H K Ma, S Donald, J Centofanti, S Hussain, S Gupta, P J Devereaux, R Whitlock
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of volatile anaesthetic for postoperative sedation in adult cardiac surgery patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis. We retrieved randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, clinical trials registries, conference proceedings, and reference lists of included articles. Independent reviewers extracted data, including patient characteristics, type of intraoperative anaesthesia, inhaled anaesthetic used, comparator sedation, and outcomes of interest, using pre-piloted forms...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492297/recent-anti-seizure-medications-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Cindy Orinx, Benjamin Legros, Nicolas Gaspard
BACKGROUND: Seizures and status epilepticus (SE), both clinical and subclinical, are frequent in critically ill patients. The list of available anti-seizure medications (ASMs) is expanding and now includes older and widely used drugs as well as more recent medications with a better safety and pharmacokinetics profile. METHODS: We review a selection of recent publications about the indications and administration of ASMs in critical care for the prophylaxis and treatment of seizures and SE, focusing on recent ASMs available as intravenous formulation and emphasizing pharmacokinetics and safety issues in relation to several aspects of critical illness...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484929/functional-mri-for-assessment-of-the-default-mode-network-in-acute-brain-injury
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Daniel Kondziella, Patrick M Fisher, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, John Hauerberg, Martin Fabricius, Kirsten Møller, Gitte Moos Knudsen
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the default mode network (DMN) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may improve assessment of the level of consciousness in chronic brain injury, and therefore, fMRI may also have prognostic value in acute brain injury. However, fMRI is much more challenging in critically ill patients because of cardiovascular vulnerability, intravenous sedation, and artificial ventilation. METHODS: Using resting-state fMRI, we investigated the DMN in a convenience sample of patients with acute brain injury admitted to the intensive care unit...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482105/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-human-coronaviruses-in-the-pediatric-population
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Litty Varghese, Philip Zachariah, Celibell Vargas, Philip LaRussa, Ryan T Demmer, Yoko E Furuya, Susan Whittier, Carrie Reed, Melissa S Stockwell, Lisa Saiman
Background.: The epidemiology and clinical features of human coronaviruses (HCoVs) in children are not fully characterized. Methods.: A retrospective study of children with HCoV detected by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed for a community cohort and a children's hospital in the same community from January 2013 to December 2014. The RT-PCR assay detected HCoV 229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43 in nasal swabs from symptomatic children ≤18 years...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475274/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-or-without-valve-surgery
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REVIEW
Carina Benstoem, Christian Stoppe, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Julia Ney, Dirk Hasenclever, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Goetzenich
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial improvements in myocardial preservation strategies, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still associated with severe complications. It has been reported that remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces reperfusion injury in people undergoing cardiac surgery and improves clinical outcome. However, there is a lack of synthesised information and a need to review the current evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of remote ischaemic preconditioning in people undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, with or without valve surgery...
May 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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