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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137869/morbidity-and-mortality-in-homeless-individuals-prisoners-sex-workers-and-individuals-with-substance-use-disorders-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell, Emily J Tweed, Dan Lewer, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Andrew C Hayward
BACKGROUND: Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for studies published between Jan 1, 2005, and Oct 1, 2015...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133071/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-associated-with-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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An-Yi Wang, Hon-Ping Ma, Wei-Fong Kao, Shin-Han Tsai, Cheng-Kuei Chang
INTRODUCTION: RDW is a prognostic biomarker and associated with mortality in cardiovascular disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome. For elderly patients, malnutrition and multiple comorbidities exist, which could affect the discrimination ability of RDW in sepsis. The main purpose of our study was to evaluate the prognostic value of RDW in sepsis among elderly patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in emergency department intensive care units (ED-ICU) between April 2015 and November 2015...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132597/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-transport-where-do-our-patients-go-after-transport
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REVIEW
Emily Krennerich, Curtis G Sitler, Manish Shah, Fong Lam, Jeanine Graf
OBJECTIVE: This review describes disposition of transported children and identifies contributing factors affecting optimal patient placement. The study describes timing and patient placement indicators in transport patients to identify areas of improvement, re-education, and training. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for transports via our pediatric specialty transport team from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, was performed. Patients were identified by the transport quality assurance performance improvement database, hospital electronic medical records, and transport medical records...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127152/objective-cardiovascular-assessment-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Eugene M Dempsey, Afif Faisal El-Khuffash
Traditionally, cardiovascular well-being was essentially based on whether the mean blood pressure was above or below a certain value. However, this singular crude method of assessment provides limited insight into overall cardiovascular well-being. Echocardiography has become increasingly used and incorporated into clinical care. New objective modality assessments of cardiovascular status continue to evolve and are being evaluated and incorporated into clinical care. In this review article, we will discuss some of the recent advances in objective assessment of cardiovascular well-being, including the concept of multimodal monitoring...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115202/risk-factors-for-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-children-following-cardiothoracic-surgery-or-therapeutic-cardiac-catheterisation
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Christie M Atchison, Ernest Amankwah, Jean Wilhelm, Shilpa Arlikar, Brian R Branchford, Arabela Stock, Michael Streiff, Clifford Takemoto, Irmel Ayala, Allen Everett, Gary Stapleton, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Neil A Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Paediatric hospital-associated venous thromboembolism is a leading quality and safety concern at children's hospitals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in critically ill children following cardiothoracic surgery or therapeutic cardiac catheterisation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study of children admitted to the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (St...
November 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
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Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105539/treatment-profile-and-1-year-mortality-among-nontraumatic-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-alcohol-related-health-problems
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Siiri Hietanen, Tero Ala-Kokko, Pasi Ohtonen, Riikka Käkelä, Solja Niemelä, Janne H Liisanantti
BACKGROUND: Long-term excessive use of alcohol leads to severe complications, which often require treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to report on the associations between alcohol-related health problems and treatment profile, as well as 1-year mortality among patients with nontrauma-related ICU admissions. METHODS: Information on the history of alcohol-related health problems or excessive alcohol use and ICU treatment was collected retrospectively from electronic medical records and ICU patient data management systems at Oulu University Hospital, Finland...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104480/heart-failure-and-mortality-of-adult-survivors-from-acute-myocarditis-requiring-intensive-care-treatment-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jung-Jung Chang, Ming-Shyan Lin, Tien-Hsing Chen, Dong-Yi Chen, Shao-Wei Chen, Jen-Te Hsu, Po-Chang Wang, Yu-Sheng Lin
Background The correlation between severity and long-term outcomes of pediatric myocarditis have been reported, however this correlation in adults has rarely been studied. Materials and Methods This nationwide population-based cohort study used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Patients aged < 75 and > 18 years admitted to an intensive care unit due to acute myocarditis were enrolled and divided into three groups according to mechanical circulatory support (MCS) after excluding major comorbidities...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096992/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-bloodstream-infection-by-cp-kp-esbl-e-candida-and-cdi-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Silvia Corcione, Roberto Angilletta, Stefania Raviolo, Claudia Filippini, Lucina Fossati, Giovanni Di Perri, Rossana Cavallo, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa
BACKGROUND: The incidence of C. difficile infection (CDI) and of bloodstream infection (BSI) caused by Candida spp., ESBL-E-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) and carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CP-Kp) is associated with high mortality. METHODS: We conducted a single centre retrospective study on patients admitted to Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy, from January 2013 to April 2015 with CDI or BSI caused by Candida, ESBL-E or CP-Kp. For each patient demographic, clinical and microbiological data were collected...
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092870/specialty-linens-and-pressure-injuries-in-high-risk-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Regi Freeman, Andrew Smith, Sharon Dickinson, Dana Tschannen, Shandra James, Candace Friedman
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular and surgical intensive care units had the highest unit-acquired pressure injury rates at an institution. Patients in these units had multiple risk factors for pressure injuries. Various interventions had been used to minimize pressure injuries, with limited results. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of specialty linens on the rate of pressure injuries in high-risk patients. The specialty linen was a synthetic silklike fabric that addressed the microclimate surrounding the patient, with the purpose of minimizing friction, shear, moisture, and heat...
November 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064259/the-cardiovascular-implications-of-sedatives-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Sammy Zakaria, Helaine J Kwong, Jonathan E Sevransky, Marlene S Williams, Nisha Chandra-Strobos
Patients admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit frequently develop multi-organ system dysfunction associated with their cardiac disease. In many cases, invasive mechanical ventilation is required, which often necessitates sedation for patient-ventilator synchrony, reduction of work of breathing, and patient comfort. In this paper, we describe the use of common sedatives available in the endotracheally intubated critically ill patient and emphasize the clinical and cardiovascular effects. We review γ-aminobutyric acid agonists such as etomidate, benzodiazepines, and propofol, the centrally acting α2-agonist dexmedetomidine, and the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine...
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055710/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-high-risk-cardiovascular-surgery-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicole S Coverdale, Andrew Hamilton, Dimitri Petsikas, R Scott McClure, Paul Malik, Brian Milne, Tarit Saha, David Zelt, Peter Brown, Darrin M Payne
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) may reduce biomarkers of ischemic injury after cardiovascular surgery. However, it is unclear whether RIPC has a positive impact on clinical outcomes. We performed a blinded, randomized controlled trial to determine if RIPC resulted in fewer adverse clinical outcomes after cardiac or vascular surgery. The intervention consisted of 3 cycles of RIPC on the upper limb for 5 minutes alternated with 5 minutes of rest. A sham intervention was performed on the control group. Patients were recruited who were undergoing (1) high-risk cardiac or vascular surgery or (2) cardiac or vascular surgery and were at high risk of ischemic complications...
September 11, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042185/the-impact-of-open-to-collaborative-care-model-in-cardiovascular-surgical%C3%A2-unit
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Hsing-Ying Wu, Heng-Sheng Chao, Hsin-Chin Shih, Chun-Che Shih, Shi-Chuan Chang
BACKGROUND: When compared with open care model, a closed one improves patient care in intensive care units (ICUs), mixed ICUs, surgical ICUs and trauma centers. We wanted to evaluate the benefit of a collaborative care model in highly specialized cardiovascular care unit. METHODS: This study was a retrospective, observational study conducted in the cardiovascular care unit of a teaching hospital. All patients who were above 20 years old and had received cardiovascular operation were enrolled for data collection and analysis...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029105/comparative-performance-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-versus-conventional-surgical-redo-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-degenerated-aortic-valve-bioprostheses-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Miroslaw Gozdek, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Piotr Suwalski, Michalina Kolodziejczak, Lech Anisimowicz, Jacek Kubica, Eliano Pio Navarese, Mariusz Kowalewski
The objective of this report was to directly compare, by means of a systematic review and meta-analysis, redo surgical aortic valve replacement (re-sAVR) with valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV TAVI) for patients with failed degenerated aortic bioprostheses. Multiple databases were screened for all available reports comparing ViV TAVI with re-sAVR in patients with failing degenerated aortic bioprostheses. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality determined from the longest available survival data...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027072/outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-nephrology-ward
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Ana R Fernandes, Márcio S R Viegas, Elsa Q Soares, Sofia S Coelho, Patricia Valério, José C Barreto, José M Vinhas
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a global problem which predicts immediate and long-term adverse outcomes. We evaluated the AKI progression to end-stage renal disease, as well as the mortality associated with AKI and the in-hospital readmission rate because of a cardiovascular event in AKI patients admitted in a nephrology ward. A 5-year retrospective study was set in a nephrology department, with a follow-up period of up to 8 years. In a total of 191 patients, mean age was 73.83 ± 12.49 years, and 137 (71...
December 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017015/a-twelve-week-lifestyle-program-to-improve-cardiometabolic-behavioral-and-psychological-health-in-hispanic-children-and-adolescents
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Sami Yli-Piipari, Alison Berg, Emma M Laing, Diane L Hartzell, Kenneth O Parris, Jon Udwadia, Richard D Lewis
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of a 12-week lifestyle program on cardiometabolic, behavioral, and psychological outcomes among overweight Hispanic children and adolescents. DESIGN: A case series study with pre- and post-test analyses. Subjects/Settings/Location: A convenience sample of high-risk pediatric primary care patients (n = 22; 6 girls, 16 boys; M age = 11.73 ± 1.39 years) and their guardians in the Southeast United States. INTERVENTION: Twice per week 60 min (total of 24 h) of moderate-to-vigorous intensity boxing exercise training, 12 h of nutrition education for guardians, and a 30-min pediatrician appointment...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991050/selective-lps-adsorption-using-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-cartridges-in-sepsis-patients-following-cardiac-surgery
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Michael Yaroustovsky, Marina Abramyan, Ekaterina Komardina, Helen Nazarova, Dmitrii Popov, Marina Plyushch, Alina Soldatkina, Ekaterina Rogalskaya
Sepsis remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. The extracorporeal therapy in the complex treatment of sepsis seems to be the most promising direction.The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of selective endotoxin adsorption on the basis of the analysis of our own experience with the intensive therapy for sepsis in adult cardiac surgical patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our single-center study included 143 patients with sepsis...
October 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982391/the-impact-of-early-thromboelastography-directed-therapy-in-trauma-resuscitation
#18
Mohamed Mohamed, Karl Majeske, Gul R Sachwani, Kristin Kennedy, Mina Salib, Michael McCann
BACKGROUND: Conventional coagulation tests do not provide an accurate representation of the complex nature of trauma induced coagulopathy. Thrombelastography provides a prompt global overview of all dynamic sequential aspects of trauma induced coagulopathy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of using thrombelastography on blood products utilization, crystalloids utilization, hospital, and intensive care using length of stay, and cost savings. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 134 patients (May of 2012 to February of 2015) meeting Class I trauma activation...
October 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976397/-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-the-elderly-patient
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Bahar Boydak
As it is the case globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) make up the most frequent cause of death in Turkey also. Due to this fact, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has gained a highly important role in the treatment of coronary artery diseases. In Turkey, mortality and morbidity rates among the elderly patients are significantly high. Disability due to coronary artery diseases is more frequent in the elderly compared to young patients. So, it is clear that CR has a considerable importance in this special group of patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975270/lung-cancer-mortality-associated-with-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-the-united-states
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Krishna P Reddy, Chung Yin Kong, Emily P Hyle, Travis P Baggett, Mingshu Huang, Robert A Parker, A David Paltiel, Elena Losina, Milton C Weinstein, Kenneth A Freedberg, Rochelle P Walensky
Importance: Lung cancer has become a leading cause of death among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLWH). Over 40% of PLWH in the United States smoke cigarettes; HIV independently increases the risk of lung cancer. Objective: To project cumulative lung cancer mortality by smoking exposure among PLWH in care. Design: Using a validated microsimulation model of HIV, we applied standard demographic data and recent HIV/AIDS epidemiology statistics with specific details on smoking exposure, combining smoking status (current, former, or never) and intensity (heavy, moderate, or light)...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
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