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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773712/acute-kidney-injury-and-risk-of-heart-failure-and-atherosclerotic-events
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Alan S Go, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Jingrong Yang, Thida C Tan, Sijie Zheng, Juan D Ordonez, Kathleen D Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: AKI in the hospital is common and is associated with excess mortality. We examined whether AKI is also independently associated with a higher risk of different cardiovascular events in the first year after discharge. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a cohort between 2006 and 2013 with follow-up through 2014, within Kaiser Permanente Northern California. We identified all adults admitted to 21 hospitals who had one or more in-hospital serum creatinine test result and survived to discharge...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762314/effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-propofol-on-extubation-times-length-of-stay-and-mortality-rates-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
John Nguyen, Noel Nacpil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine versus propofol on extubation time, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, total hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates in cardiac surgery patients. INTRODUCTION: Recovery from cardiovascular surgery involves weaning from mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation decreases the work of breathing for patients by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide via a ventilator or breathing machine...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750174/factors-affecting-the-length-of-stay-in-the-intensive-care-unit-our-clinical-experience
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Mehmet Toptas, Nilay Sengul Samanci, İbrahim Akkoc, Esma Yucetas, Egemen Cebeci, Oznur Sen, Mehmet Mustafa Can, Savas Ozturk
Background and Aim: Long hospital days in intensive care unit (ICU) due to life-threatening diseases are increasing in the world. The primary goal in ICU is to decrease length of stay in order to improve the quality of medical care and reduce cost. The aim of our study is to identify and categorize the factors associated with prolonged stays in ICU. Materials and Method: We retrospectively analyzed 3925 patients. We obtained the patients' demographic, clinical, diagnostic, and physiologic variables; mortality; lengths of stay by examining the intensive care unit database records...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746361/prolonged-qrs-widening-after-aripiprazole-overdose
#4
Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Robert Porter, Kayla Dewey
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic with a long half-life. Overdose can result in protracted somnolence and cardiac disturbances, particularly QT interval prolongation. METHODS: This is a single case report of a 14-year-old boy who took an overdose of aripiprazole and developed QRS widening. CASE: A 14-year-old boy intentionally ingested 20 tablets of aripiprazole (5 mg). He was brought to the emergency department when his ingestion was discovered...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733839/placenta-percreta-is-associated-with-more-frequent-severe-maternal-morbidity-than-placenta-accreta
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Louis Marcellin, Pierre Delorme, Marie Pierre Bonnet, Gilles Grange, Gilles Kayem, Vassilis Tsatsaris, François Goffinet
BACKGROUND: Abnormally invasive placentation is the leading cause of obstetric hysterectomy and can cause poor to disastrous maternal outcomes. Most previous studies of peripartum management and maternal morbidity have included variable proportions of severe and less severe cases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare maternal morbidity from placenta percreta and accreta. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study at a referral center in Paris includes all women with abnormally invasive placentation from 2003 to 2017...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732182/drugs-pharmacokinetics-during-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Matteo Di Nardo, Enno Diederick Wildschut
Data evaluating pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) aspect in the pediatric population are scarce especially regarding the pediatric intensive care unit. Dosing of frequently used drugs (sedatives, analgesics, antibiotics and cardiovascular drugs) are mainly based on non "pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)" patients, and sometimes are translated from adult patients. Among PICU patients, the most complex patients are the ones who are critically ill and are receiving mechanical circulatory/respiratory support for cardiac and/or respiratory failure...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726986/propensity-matched-analysis-of-a-side-clamp-versus-an-anastomosis-assist-device-in-cases-of-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Aya Saito, Hiraku Kumamaru, Minoru Ono, Hiroaki Miyata, Noboru Motomura
OBJECTIVES: The use of an anastomosis assist device during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is considered less invasive for the ascending aorta than the use of a side-biting clamp (Side-clamp) and to possibly be associated with a lower incidence of postoperative stroke. However, this benefit has not yet been clearly demonstrated. This study was to evaluate whether the use of an anastomosis assist device will minimize the postoperative stroke and other complications in patients undergoing off-pump CABG in comparison with the use of the Side-clamp...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703040/electro-acupuncture-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-intraabdominal-pressure-in-septic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jian-Biao Meng, Yan-Na Jiao, Xiu-Juan Xu, Zhi-Zhen Lai, Geng Zhang, Chun-Lian Ji, Ma-Hong Hu
BACKGROUND: A pathological increase in intraabdominal pressure (IAP) and inflammatory responses have negative effects on splanchnic, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological function in septic patients with intestinal dysfunction. Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been evidenced to have a bidirectional neuron-endocrine-immune system regulating effect in patients with intestinal dysfunction. The purpose of current study was to evaluate the effects of EA at "Zusanli" (ST36) and "Shangjuxu" (ST37) on inflammatory responses and IAP in septic patients with intestinal dysfunction manifested syndrome of obstruction of the bowels Qi...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696106/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-aminophylline-in-reducing-the-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
#9
Shahrbanoo Shahbazi, Peyman Alishahi, Elham Asadpour
Objectives: Acute renal failure is a common complication of major cardiovascular surgeries (One-third of patients). Adenosine release as a vascular vasodilator increases after cardiac surgery, which reduces renal and glomerular blood flow and subsequently causes kidney ischemic damage. The present study aimed at evaluating the impact of aminophylline as an adenosine receptor antagonist on renal function after cardiac surgery hoping to find an appropriate method to reduce acute kidney injury...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687866/the-effect-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
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L-C Wang, S-K Li, F-T Zhu, T Bian, H-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 98 patients with tetralogy of Fallot received and cured by Zhengzhou Cardiovascular Hospital (Zhengzhou No. 7 People's Hospital) from January 2015 to January 2017 were selected as the study objects. All patients were examined by TEE before surgery, and the pulmonary artery index (PAI) and pulmonary vein index (PVI) were measured, so as to analyze the effect of TEE in the surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684773/late-organ-failures-in-patients-with-prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stays
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Elizabeth M Viglianti, Rachel Kramer, Andrew J Admon, Michael W Sjoding, Carol L Hodgson, Rinaldo Bellomo, Theodore J Iwashyna
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the organ failures that develop among patients with prolonged ICU stays, defined as those who spent a minimum of 14 days in an ICU. METHODS: We retrospectively studied a cohort of consecutive patients from a university hospital who were in an ICU for a minimum of 14 days during 2014-2016. We calculated daily Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores from admission to ICU day 14. The primary outcome was the number of new late organ failures, defined as occurring on ICU day 4 through 14...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668462/electrodermal-activity-monitoring-during-endotracheal-suction-in-sedated-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Theodoros Aslanidis, Vasilios Grosomanidis, Konstantinos Karakoulas, Athanasios Chatzisotiriou
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal suctioning of respiratory secretions is one of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in Intensive Care Unit environment. The electrical properties of the skin, also known as electrodermal activity (EDA), are considered as an indirect measure of autonomous nervous system. AIM: This study explores EDA changes during endotracheal suction in sedated adult critical care patients; and compares these changes to other monitoring parameters...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664003/-pathogenesis-of-sepsis-induced-myocardial-dysfunction
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Yunpeng Lou, Zhaofen Lin
Sepsis is a common disease in intensive care units (ICU), and the resulted multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the main cause of death in patients with severe sepsis. The cardiovascular system is one of the most important target organ for sepsis. The severity of cardiac dysfunction is closely related to the clinical prognosis of patients with sepsis. Studies have reported that various cytokines are expressed during sepsis. They have influence on myocardial contractile function, mitochondrial function and self-regulation...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
#14
Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644444/-s3-guidelines-on-intensive-medical-care-of-cardiac-surgery-patients-hemodynamic-monitoring-and-cardiovascular-system-an-update
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REVIEW
M Habicher, T Zajonz, M Heringlake, A Böning, S Treskatsch, U Schirmer, A Markewitz, M Sander
An update of the S3- guidelines for treatment of cardiac surgery patients in the intensive care unit, hemodynamic monitoring and cardiovascular system was published by the Association of Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF) in January 2018. This publication updates the guidelines from 2006 and 2011. The guidelines include nine sections that in addition to different methods of hemodynamic monitoring also reviews the topic of volume therapy as well as vasoactive and inotropic drugs. Furthermore, the guidelines also define the goals for cardiovascular treatment...
April 11, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628837/factors-affecting-reintubations-after-cardiac-and-thoracic-surgeries-in-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#16
Khalid Maudood Siddiqui, Khalid Samad, Faisal Jonejo, Muhammad Faisal Khan, Khalid Ahsan
Background: Reintubation and readmission after cardiothoracic surgeries are not uncommon, and its reasons are multifactorial. The study goal was to identify the factors that contribute reintubation after cardiac and thoracic surgery in tertiary care hospital and to compare the outcome with international benchmark. Methodology: A prospective, observational study was planned in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). The study included all those patients who required readmission in CICU due to endotracheal intubation following cardiac and thoracic surgeries...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627994/the-prevalence-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-and-treatment-of-patients-at-very-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Mark D Danese, Eduard Sidelnikov, Lucie Kutikova
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of patients at very high risk of cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK) and evaluate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) values and treatment patterns in these patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used primary care data from UK electronic medical records in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in 2013. Very high-risk patients were defined per European Society of Cardiology guidelines as those with hyperlipidemia (assessed by co-medication) and documented cardiovascular disease (CVD) or hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes (DM2) without CVD (DM2w/oCVD)...
April 9, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624207/large-differences-in-neonatal-drug-use-between-nicus-are-common-practice-time-for-consensus
#18
R B Flint, F van Beek, P Andriessen, L Zimmermann, K D Liem, I K M Reiss, R de Groot, D Tibboel, D M Burger, S H P Simons
INTRODUCTION: Evidence for drug use in newborn is sparse, which may cause large differences in drug prescriptions. We aimed to investigate the differences between neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the Netherlands in currently prescribed drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter study included neonates admitted during 12 months to four different NICUs. Drugs were classified in accordance with the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system and assessed for on/off-label status in relation to neonatal age...
April 6, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621235/survival-after-picu-admission-the-impact-of-multiple-admissions-and-complex-chronic-conditions
#19
Håkan Kalzén, Björn Larsson, Staffan Eksborg, Lars Lindberg, Karl Erik Edberg, Claes Frostell
OBJECTIVE: Factors predicting survival over time after pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions are not fully understood. The primary aim of the current study was to investigate whether multiple admissions (MADM) compared to single PICU admissions (SADM) were associated with poor survival over time after being admitted to PICU facilities. Our secondary aim was to investigate if the presence of a complex chronic condition (CCC) would further impair prognosis. DESIGN: A closed cohort of all children up to 16 years of age admitted to the three PICUs in Sweden between 2008 and 2010 was prospectively collected and followed until 2012, providing survival data for at least one but up to four years of follow-up...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621201/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-affect-the-release-of-humoral-factors-in-propofol-anesthetized-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-ripheart-study
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Julia Ney, Katleen Hoffmann, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Goetzenich, Sandra Kraemer, Carina Benstöm, Nina C Weber, Johannes Bickenbach, Rolf Rossaint, Gernot Marx, Kai Zacharowski, Jürgen Bernhagen, Christian Stoppe
In contrast to several smaller studies, which demonstrate that remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces myocardial injury in patients that undergo cardiovascular surgery, the RIPHeart study failed to demonstrate beneficial effects of troponin release and clinical outcome in propofol-anesthetized cardiac surgery patients. Therefore, we addressed the potential biochemical mechanisms triggered by RIPC. This is a predefined prospective sub-analysis of the randomized and controlled RIPHeart study in cardiac surgery patients ( n = 40) that was recently published...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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